The importance of entrepreneurship is at the very core of America.
By issuing a special proclamation at the White House website, President Obama has declared November of 2016 to be National Entrepreneurship Month, with a special mention for November 15, 2016, as National Entrepreneurs' Day. What this means, in his own words, is that “[he calls] upon all Americans to commemorate this month with appropriate programs and activities.”
The proclamation makes this month a very special season to celebrate entrepreneurship, and the men and women of the country who dare to take risks, innovate, and provide the masses with something no one else can. Adding fuel to the fire, there is the fact that small business saturday is also happening soon, so this should be a strong month for those who want to see their business bloom. By being kind, energetic, and the best around, there are plenty of things that could help your firm, service or business grow while being valuable to the community. Here are a few ideas for this very special occasion.
Part of being the best is offering what no one else will. Your service needs to be top notch, and part of this is a focus on customer satisfaction and having an answering service, for example, so potential clients know they can reach you 24/7.
Embrace The Difference
America is not only the land of the free, but also the land of the diverse - do not assume what your audience looks like. Having a live telephone answering service with a bilingual virtual receptionist, for example, can show your commitment to everyone.
Help Other Businesses
Whenever possible, help other small business like yours. A strong community is more likely to do better and in turn reach out to you eventually. Recommend the ones you enjoy, and be honest with your praise and comments.
Celebrate What You Do
You do not need to be sappy or cocky about things, but make sure your customers and colleagues know you are aiming to be the best. Appreciate your activity, the ones who came before you that you admire, and pave the way to the future with excellent service.
Find The Right Tools For You To Work With
The reason we recommend virtual receptionist and phone answering services is because more than working hard, you need to work smart. Having a suite of tools like Salesforce, Hootsuite, FindLaw or Virtual Office can greatly improve on your time management and make you better at dealing with things as they come.
Be A Mentor
Experience is an incredibly valuable asset, and if you have been around for years, plenty of small business can benefit from your knowledge.
Many people have possibly helped you along the way, and the credit is not yours alone, so be kind to both your customers and colleagues. Being well liked can be a tremendous push for law firms or real estate agents.
Be Aware Of Pricing
Although it might seem obvious, national entrepreneurship month is a great opportunity to rethink the basics or do some special deals. Price is a huge factor that you need to consider when planning your customer experience, so make sure whatever you charge is intentional, and that you know who you want your customers to be.
Focus On The Solutions
Whenever you take care of your practice, focus on customer service solutions. If your clients leave at ease, they are more likely to recommend you and have a positive experience.
Do Not Stress
In a month that is so important for business, it is really important to not lose focus: you are doing all of this to better yourself. Realize you and your employees' down time is important, so get some rest and time off to do the things you love.