Those two terms have to absolutely go together if you want your business to be a success. You can’t simply get an idea, funding, open a business and believe that you are a business savvy business owner.
In order for a business to be successful, you absolutely must give all the possible tools to your employees, so that they can do their job and create success for you. If you have never been to business school, it is never too late.
Your survival depends on your education, business practices, and ethics.
There are rules to follow, there is major organizational need and the most important is that you must LISTEN. Listen to the professionals you hire, because they were hired for their expertise, their knowledge and experience.
When the foundation of your business is not strong, then you are setup for failure. This applies to every kind of business.
In today’s instant gratification world of consumers, you cannot promise one thing, then do another.
You cannot survive, unless you know exactly what it is you are doing.
From shipping departments, storage, inventory, customer service, competition, finances, timely payments and refunds, you MUST have everything into ship shape.
So, business owners out there, do yourself a huge favor and YES, go back to school, learn business 101, and let your teams guide you and LISTEN. This is the biggest gift you can give yourself, your company and your success.