Happy Friday! In this week’s THRIVEable Friday we’re talking about reputation and how to manage yours effectively – both personally and for your brand or business. Also, if you find yourself constantly late for things, we’ve found a few key reasons to never be late again.
Entrepreneurship … Like a Boss
Thanks to businesses like Yelp, “purely transactional days of yore,” as Forbes puts it, are a dying business plan – especially for small businesses. Today, reputation is everything. Reputation is a complex, ambiguous ideal and there is no set-in-stone equation to creating a positive one – but doing so is crucial to the success of your company and for capturing that coveted source of new business: word of mouth.
Here are a few tips to help you and your clients maintain a desirable image to your consumers:
- Make sure all of your client and company information is up-to-date on your website, online listings and social media. Your website is the face of your company, and it is often where consumers form their first opinion.
- Address all reviews, positive and negative. These reviews give insight into the experience of your customers, and they are a valuable tool for feedback. Capitalize on the reviews that are handed to you and create “communities of trust” that Forbes emphasizes.
- Be cognizant of the actions that are associated with you. Proving to your customers that you are ethical, reliable, socially responsible and deliver quality products or services will create a solid foundation of respect and create loyal customers who will advocate for your brand.
Tips & Tools to Empower Your Life
No one wants to be late, but even with the most meticulous planning sometimes life is unpredictable and getting behind is inevitable. Even though being late from time to time isn’t the end of the world, if it’s happening regularly at work it may be effecting your performance more than you think. Here are some great reasons to never be late again, according to Inc.
- You won’t be at your best. Coming into a meeting distraught and flustered can change the vibe of an entire meeting. Combating the worries of what others around you have thought about you coming in late is also incredibly distracting as well.
- We have technology. With the endless combinations of smartphones, tablets, laptops and even your GPS, you 1) have no reason not to be early because you can work while you wait and 2) can set a variety of reminders and calendar alarms.
- You’ll worsen your company’s culture. Don’t set a precedent of tardiness in your company. Tardiness is contagious and viral. Be careful not to start this disrespectful epidemic.
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All you Parenthood lovers be sure to check out this article that I wrote that has recently been featured on PRDaily.
Have a great weekend!
Leah + Belle Team