So you think you can go pro ? :) #5: MVP'S, VIP'S, And Logo's

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Blog entry by sawblade1 posted 12-27-2010 08:22 AM 975 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Merry Christmas LJ’s,

Now you’ve started your business and worked hard at it right? Still not going anywhere? customers having doubt’s ? Do you do great work? Use Good materials ? Got all your ducks in a row? What’s Wrong? Why me?
Well my friend it isn’t your work or you personally it is the way you present your business (now don’t take it Personal) But just take a look around at any major fortune 500 or successful American business They have MVP’S and VIP’S and I am not talking about sports or people Let me explain :)

M Mission statement- What your sole purpose is as a business Whether it be fine furniture or Coffee :) Always make a statement of being a leader in the field you are in :)

V Vision – Where you see yourself in 5 or more years, Make sure you share this with everyone Family, employees, and any one else who is capable of helping you obtain the goals you want to reach, this also Gives you a sense of direction when all seems to fall awry ;)

P Purpose- What you do personally to impact or make a difference in this world!! Plain and simple :)

V Victory- Accepting the mindset that you will win no matter What, This also affects how people see your vision :)

I Integrity- Being Honest in business and leading the way (just not being the follower)

P Pride- Taking pride in your work, business and life this zeal can be seen by all :)

The next step is getting a Logo they are becoming more affordable and many designs available, Why do I need a Logo? Simple Coca-Cola, Goodyear, McDonald’s, and other companies have one!! Why to give something people relate to and Believe you me your customers will recognize you faster with one than without one Plus it give you the ability to look established rather than a fly by night back yard operator Even though you may be one ;P
Remember these things and you will succeed at what ever you pursue.
Until next time Happy New year

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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#1 posted 12-27-2010 02:10 PM

You are so wonderfully positive, keep thet up, and your buisness will with no doubt be a sucess.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 12-27-2010 04:47 PM

It’s refreshing to see others that recognize that business doesn’t just happen, but is earned through commitment to excellence in all aspects. Sales and marketing is probably the most overlooked aspect of the life in professional craft, and I would bet it is the single largest reason that a business fails. #2 is probably the understanding of finance, and craftsmanship a distant third…

-- Steven

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#3 posted 12-27-2010 09:26 PM

Well said Steven, well said!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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