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Business Tips: Things You Won’t Learn In Business School
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How to deal with challenges and problems in business

Know that there are many solutions to all problems.  Think about all the possible options and identify many solutions to determine which would give you the best result.

-  Noticing a problem and finding a way to solve it is an opportunity for the business to grow in other areas and to increase productivity and sales.

-  New ideas are always hidden in the problems which we solve each day and as the problems are solved the business will be stronger and makes the business model better.

-  Listen to the problems that people complain about and realize that every problem is a brilliantly disguised opportunity.

-  When one problem is solved others always appear and the biggest challenge is how you deal with them.

Please share other ideas on how you have dealt with challenges in business.

Julie BranderBusiness Mentor, SCORE New Haven
Julie has been a SCORE volunteer since 1997. She has 20 years of experience in business, starting a manufacturing, wholesale and retail jewelry company. After selling her business, she dedicated herself to helping other entrepreneurs start and expand their business.
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  2. ShaminaVisitor

    Julie,
    I agree that problem solving is key!

  3. [...] Many people have gone through some sort of business schooling before entering the workforce or even starting their own company. This schooling gives them great information and lessons in financial matters, obtaining customers, marketing, branding and more. But what this schooling often does not teach you is how to handle many challenges and problems that can arise in business, as stated on Score.com. [...]

  4. [...] Many people have gone through some sort of business schooling before entering the workforce or even starting their own company. This schooling gives them great information and lessons in financial matters, obtaining customers, marketing, branding and more. But what this schooling often does not teach you is how to handle many challenges and problems that can arise in business, as stated on Score.com. [...]

  5. [...] Many people have gone through some sort of business schooling before entering the workforce or even starting their own company. This schooling gives them great information and lessons in financial matters, obtaining customers, marketing, branding and more. But what this schooling often does not teach you is how to handle many challenges and problems that can arise in business, as stated on Score.com. [...]


  6. Julie BranderAuthor

    Thank you for your comments


  7. Julie BranderAuthor

    Greg
    Thank you for your comments
    Best regards

  8. Thanks Julie! In college I was taught how to learn. When I opened my first business, I learned you never stop learning. Again, thanks.

  9. Listening to people’s concerns – this is a golden rule. It’s something even the biggest businesses have apparently hard time figuring out – when I complain it’s not because I want to be mean – I just want something to change.

  10. Great tips! I like the idea of problem-solving as a constant, necessary process rather than a crisis.

  11. Julie: I love this post. Success is great, but we learn by solving problems. Insightful and helpful post. Cheers.


  12. Julie BranderAuthor

    Thank you for your comment
    With a complaint there should always be a solution presented
    then it is viewed as constructive criticism.
    Good Luck

 

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