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Office Politics
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Set Your Business Apart with a Customer Inner Circle

Get in touch with a "Customer Inner Circle" When you were first starting out in business, you had a few friends, family members and customers that you leaned on for support and advice. Now these might have changed over the years, but chances are your business still has some trusted friends and customers. They also...
Customer Service
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The Importance of Exceptional Customer Service

3 Reasons Why Outstanding Customer Service Builds a Successful Business Everyone knows that “the customer is always right,” but what some business owners fail to realize is that this phrase holds a fundamental truth. In many ways, customer service determines the life span of start up businesses. Here’s why: #1 Customer service enhances buying experience...
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Restaurant Customer Service – How to Get Repeat Customers

What is the customer’s eye? Service! It is what the customer observes, whether it is a pleasant sight that is going to cause that customer to say WOW, or an unpleasant sight that will create a negative attitude. While your customers are waiting for service they are seated or standing and have time to observe your operations....
Holiday Season
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Customers are for Life and Not Just for Christmas

Customers: Treat 'em right year around to keep them coming back! Let's face it: we are wrapped-up in the mist of winter. As our advent calendars rattle with half-filled chocolate, our stockings above the fireplace begin to fill with presents. As joyous songs stuff us with nostalgic joy, workers across the country are counting down...
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Kick-butt customer service transformed me

Want to know how to make a customer loyal? And how to get the most out of your relationship with your customers? It's simple. Do what Patagonia does. Here's a quick, real-world experience I just had and it blew me away and made me a Patagonia loyalist for life. Background: I bought a shell jacket...
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2008 Franchisee Satisfaction Awards – Franchise Business Review

For the third year running, Franchise Business Review is hosting the Franchisee Satisfaction Awards. Each year, we pay tribute to the franchisors that are "doing it right" - putting their franchisees first and focusing on the things that matter most.. Why do we think franchisee satisfaction is important? Interviewing franchisees, the real business owners, provides...
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Customer Intimacy

I've mentioned that PFL's business model is built on "customer intimacy," or knowing a lot about our customers and how each of them defines success for their small business. One obstacle we encounter is when growth and career moves force us to "churn" a team. So when we add a new team member, we proactively...
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Dell to Model Customer Service after PFL

OK, maybe I'm extrapolating a little with that headline. But it is nice to see that Dell is looking at going to a team system for improved customer service. We made that move five years ago, and our customers love it. Check out this article from Service Untitled, which is a great site for all...