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What Every New Business Owner Must Know


Looking to start your own business? Want to know exactly what it is that you are in store for? You are not alone; no one likes to lie down and accept things that they do not know, or understand.

Thus, coming as close to knowing the future as you can is an important part of being a business owner. After all; the more you know about what to expect, the better the chances are that you will be able to handle anything that is thrown at you with complete and utter ease. Following, you will find some of the best tips a new business owner could ever hope for, tips that will allow you to better prepare for your future as a business owner, because it will be a bright one.

Lesson Number One: How to Deal

It may sound like the most basic tip, but learning how to deal is important. No one will ever willingly work for a hothead. And if you have a tendency to lose your cool under pressure, you will soon find that meetings will seldom go your way, that accidents can and will happen, and that employees, when treated poorly, will quit.

So learn to handle yourself just as well as you hope to handle your business. Research shows that a more level headed boss is the key to success in a business, and tends to rake in more revenue, consumers, and all the other goodies that make a business tick.

Lesson Number Two: Learning How to Work

Just because you are the boss of your business, does not mean you can sit back, kick up your legs and call it a day for the rest of your business’s life span. Because if you do do this, then your business’s life span will not be very long at all.

Hiring assistants can help, but you should never hand your company over until you are good and ready to retire in full. Until then, you are still the boss, and as such, you act as captain of your ship; all the big decisions come down to you. If you find that things that are happening within your company surprise you, then it means you do not have your hands far enough inside your company, and you need to crack down and start getting more serious.

Lesson Number Three: Keeping it All Together

Business is going to be stressful. This is something that you should accept, and come to handle as best as anyone can. No matter what happens, after employees’ safety, your business comes first. Every decision you make from this point onward will possibly affect your company. Even your personal life will have a direct impact on the success or failure of your company as a whole.

Think of it this way; if you saw your boss crawling around taverns all weekend, how would you feel come Monday morning? Your employees look to you for stability. As such, you need to exemplify the ultimate stability. Every time you are in public, you are representing your company.

As a new business owner, your younger days may very well be your most important. The things that you do now, at the start of your company, could come to haunt you one day in the near future if you are not careful. So as the captain of this ship, you need to display all the professionalism, strong will, level headedness and other traits that one would expect from their employer, no matter where you happen to be.

Trevor Graham writes for who have hundreds of industry leading business speakers available.


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What Makes a Great Boss?

Having a great boss can be a life-changing experience, making you more fulfilled in your job. On the other hand, having a terrible boss can make your work life a nightmare. So what makes a good supervisor? Great bosses do not act exactly the same, but they do have some things in common. Let’s take a look at some of the things that great bosses do:

  • They are clear on what they want: Employees shouldn’t have to read the tea leaves to understand what their bosses are looking for. Great bosses make themselves clear as to what they want in the workplace, as well as what they don’t want. These executives generally need to be good communicators in order to be great bosses.
  • They treat everyone fairly, but not identically:   Great bosses do not need to treat everyone the same. After all, each person is different, and be motivated by different things. Some will relish hands-on talks, while others prefer a lighter touch.  The best bosses pay attention to what they need to do to get the best out of their staff.
  • They are not afraid to hire people smarter than themselves, and let them shine: A boss needs to be able to manage the big picture. Those supervisors who are afraid that if they hire staff smarter than themselves, they will look pathetic by comparison are short-sighted. In fact, they may look even more intelligent, thanks to brilliant people bringing them excellent ideas and doing killer work.
  • They treat their employees as human beings, not commodities: The best bosses are leaders who want to guide their staff to do their best, and also take an interest in them as people. They also are willing to put in money and time for professional development so that their staff can grow as employees and as people.
  • They work harder than everybody else:  Bosses cannot expect their staff to work extra hours when needed if they aren’t right there working in the trenches with their employees. The quickest way for a boss to lose respect from the staff is to be taking a spa day, or going out on a golf outing, when the staff is working to the bone. That doesn’t mean supervisors can never play, but if they expect their employees to burn the midnight oil when needed, they need to set a good example.
  • They keep their staff informed, but protected: While employees don’t need to know everything, having knowledge of the mission, and what they need to do to get things done, can go a long way. However, they also protect their staff from all the stuff that rolls downhill from upper management, taking the heat themselves.

Lisa Swan writes for a variety of executive coaching sites, including



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