From religion to movies, entrepreneurs have over the years drawn inspiration and lessons from many varied sources. Dog owners often keep them for security or companionship, however along with this most have drawn vital life and enterprise lessons that top entrepreneurs concur with from our canine friends.
Below are 3 sharp business lessons entrepreneurs can learn from dogs:
We all agree that customers keep businesses afloat. A steady stream of shoppers, both new and regular is what businesses pride themselves in and rely on for their sustenance. Successful business persons realise the value drawn from clients therefore enthusiastically welcome them; even a few minutes after they had interacted with them. Isn’t it amazing how dogs display this and never grow tired of showing you that you are an important person, Your customers also relish being met with the enthusiasm.
In order to remain relevant to your consumers and keep attracting new ones, it is important for every entrepreneur to stay abreast with industry developments. Especially today as information technology revolutionises all industries. Businesses have developed from putting up T.V. and radio advertisements to setting up elaborate and interactive websites. Today all these have moved to mobile apps in order to enhance customer experience. Those who fail to learn new tricks become old-fashioned, irrelevant and soon run out of business.
A good test that often separates want to be entrepreneurs from the real entrepreneurs is how they relish the dirty work. A smart entrepreneur, regardless of how wealthy they could be, will relish the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and do the dirty work. It is often from these ‘dirty’ experiences that they derive the most reward in profit and motivation.
To conclude, business lessons are available to keen observers. However, they benefit only those who are careful to apply. Apply these 3 sharp business lessons from your dog and set your business on a path to success.