Bad habits come with the territory when you are a first time business owner. You are not paying attention to the little things right now. It is on making those initial sales and getting your business up and running. You plan on getting to the details at a later time. You must manage the details if you want your company to be successful. After all, the details can make a huge difference in what you are trying to accomplish. If you do not change the following bad habit, you will fail as a business owner.
It is not good when you refuse to follow up with your clients. The lack of complaints does not mean that you have happy customers. Don’t make the wrong assumptions. A simple follow up phone call to make sure that your client is happy with what you have delivered is sufficient. If your company is on the web, then you can easily shoot your customer an email. Do it no more than a week after your customer received your products.
Never play competitive pricing games with your competitors. You know what your work is worth. Price it accordingly. If you know that you have more valuable products, why are you willing to accept less for them? You will not get more conversions. It tells people that you do not believe in your products. Chances are you are making a living as a used car salesman. Just because a price is the lowest does not mean that it is on the best product. A worthy client will need more from you than low prices. They will be searching for people who can help them.
Don’t fall into the practice of staying inside all of the time, as many solo entrepreneurs do. Start interacting with other business owners in your area at local events. See what business or computer classes are offered in your area and take one. It helps you to interact with others and do some useful networking. It also gives you a valuable change of perspective from being in front of your computer. Then when you do return to your computer, you can do so with a new perspective. There are so many possible mistakes and pitfalls you can make as you launch a new business and seek to make it larger and more profitable. It’s easy to let things slide as you work on getting the major parts of your operation streamlined and going well. Eventually though you need to examine what you are doing and how you are doing it. Start with the bad habits we’ve mentioned here and see what else you can find. Sometimes changing even one such habit can have an amazing impact on your business.