Business, business, business. Business has many aspects to it. There are many rules and protocols to follow. How to conduct business with people is a HUGE factor in professionalism, especially in the real world. Being organized is another part of conducting great business with people.
You always want to leave your best foot forward with people, so let's get into the tips on how to be a boss in the real world.
1. Business & Personal.
Business is business and personal is personal. Mixing business and personal is not ideal. You do not want to do that. When your emotions begin to take part in your business ventures, things get complicated. Separating your business skills and personal life is extremely moral and just. If you can achieve splitting these two elements apart, then you are on your way to being a great business woman or man.
2. Being organized.
In order to be successful, you must be organized. Being punctual, having your agenda planned correctly and making sure that you have thought out everything is essential to being organized. No one wants to do business with someone who is not organized. Please, have it together.
3. When in doubt, be about.
Being about your business is having your plan together, whether you are proposing a plan or even listening to a proposal. You need to pay attention and be about whatever is going on in that meeting or proposal. Be about what is going on. Know what is going on. Working with people who do not keep up with things is frustrating because it's shows poor business skills. You do not want to be that person who is not involved.
4. Business is work.
I do not expect everyone to be the best business person, because I am still learning things myself, but business is business. Things will not go how you want them, but it's all about how you move forward. You may not agree with everything that is going on, but business is business. Business skills do not grow overnight. You have to want to better yourself in this aspect of life.
The more you show to people that you can be about your business, the more people will want to work with you in the future. That's the goal for business- future! If you can get someone to work with you again, greater things will come about.
5. People are your greatest resource.
In life you will meet hundreds or thousands of people in your life, especially in college. People will always be your greatest resource. Why? You never know who you may need in the future, so it is always good to keep people in good graces with you. Burning bridges with people is not what you should do.
You want to make sure that even if an event or planning does not succeed with someone, you still keep a good rapport with them. Whether you need them now or later, you will always need people for something.
Learning how to be a good businesswoman was challenging at times, but I am thankful for all of my experiences and guidance from people. These are the things that I've learned throughout my years in college and I believe that having these skills are essential because when I step into the real world, I will be prepared to handle business.
I believe if you follow these tips, you can be a phenomenal business person too.