Business Mentor: The Ten Commandments in Business

Armando Bartolome

Posted at May 30 2020 11:11 AM

Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News file photo

Being an entrepreneur is both simple and complicated. It’s just like being a parent, you need to nurture your business for it to become sustainable.

When you start building your business, you need to fully commit to it. You should know that you will be wearing more than one hat, which means you need to know the ins and outs of the business.

A lot of entrepreneurs fail simply because they lost their focus. They set out to earn more money, neglecting to see the smallest details which could help them achieve the results that they want.
 
Here are a few simple rules which every entrepreneur should learn by heart.

1. You need to commit fully to the business. You cannot build one and be on vacation for too long. Yes, that is the sad truth if you want your business to succeed. You will need to work more than your 9 to 5 job.

2. You cannot duplicate the history of another company. You need to build your brand from the ground up.

3. You need to stay loyal to your stakeholders, employees, and customers. Without their help, you cannot build a sustainable business. An entrepreneur should be kind to his employees and treat them with respect and dignity.

4. You should not neglect your family. Always take some time off and give quality time to your family. You also need some time to replenish your energy. Having a sound mind and body allows a person to perform better.

5. You should always look back at how you started. I believe that an entrepreneur who acknowledges his past becomes more successful because he will always find ways to reach his goals while benefitting more people and avoiding harm to others. Learn to give back to the community.

6. You should never become greedy. In any kind of business, an entrepreneur will experience different highs and lows. When your business starts gaining traction, don’t engage in illegal activities just to get faster ahead.

7. You should always be true to your word. Some entrepreneurs take advantage of others by selling low-quality products. When customers realize that they were given something of inferior quality, they are not likely to buy from you again or patronize your brand.

8. You should be as unique as possible. There are many products in the market that may be similar to what you offer, so you should always offer something different. This encourages customers to choose your products and services. This also strengthens the brand.

9. You should own up to your mistakes. Never blame others for your own shortcomings. If you want people to trust you, you need to be always true and sincere.

10. You should do all business dealings in good faith and in mutual agreement.

When you consider all of these, it can lead your company to a more sustainable and honorable path. This will allow your company to perform better and be recognized in the business community.
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