Are You in Good Company?Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Posted by Noah Draut
American business magnate Warren Buffett has long been considered a source of sage advice for business owners, investors, and entrepreneurs. So, when the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway says, “You cannot make a good deal with a bad person”, these words of wisdom should be taken to heart. For good or bad, people are judged by the company they keep – and so is your business. The partners and vendors you choose to work with tell customers a lot about who you are as a business owner and what your values are. We urge all Tech-Army members to follow this advice to help grow their small business.
Choose your associates wisely
From vendors to employees and subcontractors, it’s important for independent contractors and small business owners to make wise decisions about who they choose to associate with. Choosing to work with a subcontractor who chronically comes in short of expectations can leave customers with a poor impression of your company. Do your due diligence and thoroughly vet potential partners and associates before you sign on to work with them. A little effort up front can prevent you from having to rebuild your reputation later.
Look for partners who value integrity as much as you do. In business, few things are as important as telling the truth and honoring your commitments. If a potential partner has complaints about not meeting commitments, padding budgets, or other dishonest practices you should run in the other direction. The partners you choose to work with reflect back on your company. When you work with people who lack integrity, your customers will see your business as less than trustworthy.
You are the company you keep
Associating yourself with less than reputable people and companies can result in serious damage to your business. Protect your professional reputation by only working with the best. The Tech-Army is looking for members that value customer service, professionalism, and honesty. If these are qualities that describe you and your company, our lead generating vendors want to work with you!
If you’re a professionally trained and certified installer, engineer, or technician working in the computer, CCTV, IP security camera, AV/computer rental, or homebuilder industry, we want to talk to you! While there’s no cost to join, we only accept serious professionals – so only the best need apply.