From A to Z… 26 Ways to Shred the Competition

"Shred the competition" in purple text and shredded papers on a black surface

Just getting by isn’t enough in today’s business world.  If you plan on succeeding, you need to come prepared for battle.  You chose this, so grab your sword and shield.  Entrepreneurship isn’t for wusses…  Looking for ways to shred the competition?   Here are 26 tips and tricks from A to Z to give you the winning edge:

Amaze your customers.

Keep them wondering how they ever managed without you.

Bring something new to the table all the time.

Call clients just to check in.

They will like the personal attention.

Don’t avoid phone calls.

Examine how you are doing things.

Is it still practical?

Finish up projects.

Don’t leave assignments hanging.

Get organized.

It will benefit EVERYBODY, including you.

Help your customers strategize so they can be successful.

Impress with outstanding customer service.

Join networking clubs to gain new insights.

Keep trying to better yourself.

Learn and grow from your mistakes.

Make sure you always show your appreciation.

Never lose your drive…your clients will sense it.

Open your eyes to better ways of serving.

Prepare, Plan and avoid Procrastination

Quit making excuses if something goes wrong.

Remember why you became your own boss.  FOCUS!

Stay the course.  Hard work and perseverance will pay off.

Talk to your clients often and make sure you’re still on track.

Understand that not everybody will like you, and that’s okay.

Value your employees… they will help you succeed.

Work on keeping relationships strong.

X-ray vision and a crystal ball would help!  Ask clients for clarification.

Yearn to always keep that spark.

Zero in on your clients’ needs always.

There are many ways to exceed expectations, and the A to Z list above includes just a few examples.  Be the best at what you do, and above all focus on extreme customer service.  Remember when your mom used to say to treat people the way you would want to be treated?   Really that’s the bottom line.  Competence, diligence, hard work, integrity… the traits you possess that enabled you to be a successful entrepreneur, and why you can easily shred the competition today.


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