Often wrong answers circulate in our culture, such as “good guys never win” and “no good deed goes unpunished.” These may seem true upon quick observation. Over time, however, the only small businesses that I have seen both prosper and last have been businesses that offered a genuine service or product with service that tended to make long lasting relationships.
Take one car garage, opened in the 1930s and still going strong today. How many have closed down? Isn’t the whole industry a byword for scams? Don’t you know that often “mechanics” do shoddy work? But, these guys work hard, usually get it right the first time, and fix it if they don’t. They don’t cheat. When I was introduced to them, by a man who knew cars well, I was told, “Sign the check and say thank you with confidence. They will do it right.”
Later, I knew their business better than they did. Some salesmen were surprised that I still took my car there. Yes, I did. A good business is a good business and will remain, because customers will continue to come back.
Won’t they be lured away by cheaper prices and more fantastic claims? Some perhaps, but a good business, an honest business person is one in a million, and worth what they charge.
What do you look for in a business when you are the customer? As time goes by, are you more ready to switch or more ready to stay with the known? Have you found any exemplars of good business?
What they are saying….
“My solution genie!” Michael Morgan of Morgan Printing
“Very professional.” Harvey Madison, Madison Photography Center for Critical Thinking
“I enjoyed Sharon’s enthusiasm, eagerness to connect with her audience and her down to earth personality that really brought forth new tactics in teaching, but also interesting insights to people skills in all! I will implement much of her lesson into my classroom as well as my home and personal life.”
“I’d like to have her back everyday.” Owner, ABC Preparatory Academy
How could this session be improved? No, this was perfect actually. Loved that it allowed for discussion.
“Knowledge of presenter is outstanding; makes it easy to sit through training.”
“Very helpful to use in my classroom.”
“I love love loved the tidbits of the history of teaching you included…. I would love to dig deeper into how … education has changed and [talk about how to] “get back to basics.”
What did you like best about this seminar? She had an emphasis on Christ centered education. (This was in a church affiliated preschool.)
What did you like best?
- Where to find books [relating to] morals.
- Plenty of time for discussion was given.
- Explanation of the class which I could understand well.
- Learning how to incorporate values into our planning.
What I like to hear most: “We want to have you back. When can you come? “
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