One of the all time classical movies during this time of the year is the 1988 movie called “Scrooged” with Bill Murray. If you have not seen this movie it’s a modern movie take on “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. Scrooged is a comedy/drama movie about a selfish cynical TV executive haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve. I don’t want to take you through the entire movie and spoil the movie for you; however, Scrooged concludes with the cast and crew singing “Put a Little Love in Your Heart.” As we get closer to Christmas do not let these 5 items be the nightmare before Christmas Eve.
Working in a Toxic Atmosphere – Each company has the ability to shape how the operations are ran and how employees are treated and it starts with the owners and leaders of the company. Many times I believe owners and leaders of a company do not realize the influence they have on the people they interact with on a daily basis. If your operations are mishandled and the employees and owners are not operating in a controlled fashion whereby everyone is treated with respect and are happy the aura will spread to your customers and this may begin to create a reputation of a company to not conduct business with in the future.
A Company That Has Too Many Service Offerings – As a company matures, one of the clear transitions you see in a company is their ability to clearly stand out by the distinctive they perform because they are known for a particular type of service. If you have not determined your core service offerings it may be time to take a step back a define your service offerings so that you become the “Go-To” company for a particular service. This will allow you to have more control over your costs and the type of skills that need to be hired. What do you want to be known for in the area and industry?
A Company That Does Not Bring the Creative Ideas to the Table – Many times we feel like we should not take the time to learn more about your craft. In today’s market the company that provides the most value for their money WINS. Not offering suggestions or value to your customers will not help your business.
Mismanagement of Your Business Finances Leads to More Problems Than on the Surface – The lack of control of the finances leads to not having the ability to stay open ; however, it also leads to not having the right talent working for your company which leads to poor quality and less work. With the many different software technologies that are out on the market you should be able to find some type of software that allows for a clearer picture on how your finances are executed. Managing your projects and having a good since of your overall finances in one place really helps with making decisions on projects.
Don’t be a Scrooge – Your attitude and approach to customers and employees will make the world of difference. Each day having a positive vs negative outlook will make each day be fun and encouraging. Your attitude and your mindset can make or break a deal with your customers.
As mentioned above put a little love in your heart and get rid of all the nightmares in your company so that you can build a phenomenal company.
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EL CASA Management believes it can help create the best service experience between home service providers and customers so TRUST can be won between both parties and we can leave our homes in a better place for generations.
EL CASA Management develops services and software products to help home improvement companies to focus on their artistic craft while we focus on the business and the best way to facilitate their services. When you become part of our network you have access to a team of professionals who are skilled and ready to help take your company to the next level. If you are the sole employee or you are looking to grow your company we are here to help.