Investment and business have a long history as an economic activity, assisting people in exchanging things in societies. Business owner aims to earn by providing services to the public, whereas, the public gets easy access to buy goods in market place. Business has now covered a larger portion of socio-economic structure. As a profession, many people all over the world have undertaken businesses. Despite interest and involvement in businesses, many of them are yet to know the real spirit of professional business.
If you are new, let me tell you that there are 80 more years left in this century. So, it’s not just too late to understand the professional business spirit of 21st century.
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Planning and Investment
Professional business fulfills basic business requirements. As per the structure of business, it needs investment as an initial factor. But before making a vital investment decision, the business person should have gained necessary knowledge or information about the business they are going to do. They actually need to make a roadmap, in which there should be a clear, analytical description of a short and a long-term objectives and ways of handling things. The roadmap also includes the target group and business security factors like insurance and so on.
Good Organizational Structure
When everything is satisfactorily ready, only then a professional business person invests in the field. Then comes organizational structure. Generally, business is a team work. Although you have invested in the business, you alone cannot handle each and every aspect of the business. You need partners, or at least employees to run day-to-day business operations. Account management, marketing, distribution, customer care etc. are some of the most important tasks requiring consistent attention. For the jobs, a professional business person uses skills to form and keep the team and it’s spirit well-organized. In fact, a real business professional makes their employees release their best by properly handling, cooperating with them.
Ready to Respond
Similarly, success of a business depends on ensuring quality and not compromising with providing the best service to customers. Customers always seek to feel comfortable while receiving your service. They want you to respond in time if something wrong goes there. Customers become too flexible, so they will not keep on turning towards you if they feel that you ignore them even to respond on a genuine complaint. Similarly, your eyes should also be on changes in demands, supply activities, cost issues, paying taxes in time etc. It seems overstated, but is the fact. Only a responsible business person can become a real business professional.
The main objective of the investor is not other than getting a good return from their business. It is natural, and you deserve gaining appropriate profit. However, gaining healthy profit from a business and being a professional business person are two different subjects. Doing business only for getting more and more profit, without caring about the ‘service factor’ or the ‘honesty’ factor, may make you prosperous in the short term as a business person, but it won’t be long lasting business and you are not a professional business person. For being professional, either in business or in politics or in any other field, ‘service spirit’ factor plays key role for success. If you keep on combining ‘business’ and ‘service’ factors, your investment is sure to return you both, success and profit.
In the 21st century, information technology has made societies more cautious with their selection. Professionals have started doing research-based businesses since long. Competition has become open and monopoly is heading towards the exit door. In such a situation, you need to plan your business investment in such a way that it will be profitable, service-oriented and full of professional spirit: all at the same time.