Some businesses achieve the unthinkable and accumulate a mass following while others are left behind in their dust — it’s a fact that holds true in the competitive business world. But have you ever wondered why exactly some businesses fail while others succeed? Scott Greenberg, top franchise speaker and former franchise owner (Edible Arrangements), is well-versed in leading successful businesses and uses his keynote addresses and programs to help others do the same. Continue reading to learn a few common reasons behind business failure.
Lack of Planning
Before any action is taken in starting or running a business, you must first create a business plan. This will give you some kind of direction as to where you want your business to go. It will serve as a blueprint for achieving your goals and will undoubtedly help you in the long run. Without a business plan, you are left in the dark in your own business.
Tip for a successful business: If you want your business to succeed, you’d better get started on your plan. Be sure to include both short and long-term goals as well as ideas on how to achieve them.
Every business needs an exceptional leader who will lead the company in the right direction. In order to be a great leader, you must maintain a high-performance mindset in which you are positive and confident about the future of your business. In his keynote, Scott defines a high-performance mindset as the one trait all great leaders possess. He argues that your mindset is the one thing that can make or break you when it comes to success.
Tip for a successful business: If things aren’t going according to your plan, don’t worry, and most of all, don’t let it slow you down. Maintain a high-performance mindset and keep formulating new ways to overcome any challenges you may face.
Not Enough Customer Engagement
One of the most important factors when running a franchise, or any kind of business, is customer engagement. Overall, you want your customers to be satisfied and return to your business. If you are not engaging enough with your customers, they may get the sense that don’t matter as much as they should.
Tip for a successful business: Train employees to provide top-notch customer service so your customers will always leave feeling satisfied and engaged.
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Scott provides audiences everywhere with engaging, impactful and informative programs. He speaks on topics ranging from franchise success and management to customer service and business growth. If you are in need of a speaker who will motivate your audience to achieve success, Scott is the speaker for you! For more information on how to book Scott, give us a call at 1.800.345.5607.