About David Cox

David Cox is the Principle Owner of ThirdPartyBlogger.com. He is a career generalist, having served in six different career fields over the past 35 years. David writes to encourage those who choose to follow their varied interests by seeking opportunities to apply their multidisciplinary training and experiences to develop their current career role

Managing Stress Successfully for Small Business Owners

Building a small business means coping with stressful situations daily. As stress continues, it hinders the ability to focus or think clearly. The inability to think clearly can lead to bad business decisions that can negatively affect your business’s growth and development. The more stress you experience, the more frustrated and impatient you may feel, which can increase your stress even further. Likewise, the adverse effects of increased stress will prove detrimental to the business, and your health if this increase remains unchecked.

Managing Mistakes at Work: An Effective Five-Step Process

No one is immune to making mistakes—it’s universal among human beings. However, it’s the determination and ability to overcome our mistakes that distinguishes some in business as exceptional. Successful business and organizational leaders learn how to manage their mistakes objectively. They logically accept their fallibility and are prepared to overcome potential problems they may have unintentionally created. Unfortunately, when I hear employees and management acknowledge mistakes in the workplace, too often, their reason for doing so is to blame someone else.

Customer Service: Lessons from Small Business Owners

Learning from small business owners

As my wife and I celebrate our third anniversary in business together, we are grateful for the experience. We‘re especially thankful for the small business owners with whom we’ve become acquainted. They’re impressive individuals, and I’ve learned a lot from them. However, the “quality” I admire most in every one of them is their steadfast commitment to customer service.

Building Self-confidence: An Essential Step for Business Success

Self-confidence is arguably an asset throughout our lives, but it seems particularly essential in building your business. The basis of your confidence may be in your skill, talent, education, or previous experience. Nevertheless, a self-confident business leader is critical to the success of your venture.

It’s not easy for prospective clients to have confidence in a consultant who is ill-prepared for a meeting or a presentation. It’s hard to think of a contractor as a professional when he/she is chronically late for appointments. Likewise, it’s challenging to support a small business whose owner mindlessly repeats the same mistakes. It’s no surprise when self-confident business leaders deliver results that attract more customers and clients.

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