In this day and age, having your own business can be very stressful and exhausting. Making that business successful can be even harder. It doesn’t matter if you are selling cookies or houses, you want your product to be sought after and for that to happen, some conditions must be met. There are a lot of things to take into consideration and people sometimes forget the most common ones, and this list will remind you which everyday things you should worry about.
Whatever it is that you’re selling, never forget this one. It is perfectly normal for you to want to sell your product, almost at any cost, but do not sell it as something it is not. A simple rule is just to put emphasis on the good side of it. Mention how tasty your cakes are, how much care you put into making each and every one of them, but do not try and lie about the amount of sugar you’ve put in it. You want your customers to return to you and that is why you want them to know everything there is about your product and you want them to know it from you.
2. Customer Service
Each customer must be treated as if it were your first customer. Try and accommodate their every need, show that you respect their choice of asking for your product or service. Show them that you really do care about helping them and that you want to meet all their needs. Even if you are in an incredible hurry, your customer must not feel unwanted as they will easily take their business elsewhere. Treat your customer with respect and they will happily return and even pass a few good words about your business to their friends.
3. Office Space
Your office should be your business card. It should be unique but also tidy and clean. You never want your customers to think of you as a slob, do you? That is why, when a customer comes, he or she must feel like at home, because they will spend more money if they are feeling relaxed and calm. Pay special attention to the decorations. Try hanging some paintings and playing some music on the surround system and you will create an enjoyable experience for any visitor that comes by in your shop.
If you have people working for you, don’t forget that they represent you and your business when you are not there. That is why you should do all that is possible for your employees to make them happy and they will work extra hard for you. Try and meet all their needs, be a kind but firm boss. In the end, they must respect you, but not fear you. Pay them well and on time, so that they have more enthusiasm, which an ordinary customer will see.
One of the most important aspect for selling your product is that you must advertise it. Try and consider investing into online advertisements and video commercials. Billboards around the city are also nice. Your business should have a logo or a slogan, something that is catchy yet recognizable and that will make you stand out. Owning a website is also a necessity, where you need to put pictures and descriptions of all the products and services you are offering. You would want to hire a professional photographer for this one, as you want your pictures to look as desirable as possible and some photo editing can help you with that. A good angle can make a car look more powerful, or a cookie tastier. A good website can increase your income and think about creating social media profiles, where you can share the newest updates to your clientele.
All these things are really only common logic, but people tend to overlook them. We tend to forget some of them as we are trying to reach our goal of having a successful business. In the end, it all boils down to the things mentioned above. You must advertise, but in an honest way, try and show the nicest side of your product or service, use the internet and be careful with your employees and your customers. Try and follow these rules and your business will most certainly feel that improvement.
Why Use AMPI?
AMPI is the national association of real estate professionals that have, since 1956, gathered under laws and codes of ethics and conduct to create a reliable, trustworthy an efficient real estate environment in Mexico.
AMPI consists of separate autonomous sections all throughout the nation, as well as more than 4,000 associates and affiliates. Each section is independent and has its own board of directors, only surpassed by a national board of directors comprised of twenty associates from all over the republic.
Developed over the years with the input and knowledge of its members, AMPI is much more than just a collection of offices. AMPI has been a solid and recognized institution in Mexico for the past 27 years. It was originally established in 1956 and was consolidated in 1980. AMPI is currently represented in all the principle cities and regions of Mexico stretching from Tijuana to Cancun.
The Riviera Nayarita, Vallarta and Compostela chapters of AMPI are dedicated to promote the best practices in real estate by providing its members with education to reinforce the standards of ethics that give our industry the credibility which our clients deserve.
AMPI is committed to giving our membership access to a multiple listing service that forms the platform from which our industry can expand locally and into other markets while giving our members precise and up to date information that is vital to continuous improvement and growth.