Going the Extra Mile

The most general goal any future entrepreneur has is to find a niche in the market of goods and services, and to fill it with their product.  However, with many people finding ways to build their own business from home, and still others finding creative and unique ways to fill people’s needs, how does a little start-up business keep up with all the competition?  Have you ever heard the phrase, “going the extra mile”?

“Going the extra mile” is a phrase that means to contribute more or better quality work than a person is paid to perform, and doing it with a good, happy attitude.  So then, the answer to how to keep up and fit in with all the other companies in your part of the market, is to go the extra mile willingly!  Going the extra mile is the answer because if you perform the bare minimum required in a job or in your own business, you will be making the least amount of money that you could be making and people may not want your services if you only put in minimal effort.  People can easily find a replacement, because when they pay you, they essentially are saying that your services are of more worth to them than their money.

Your services need to feel to the customer that they are worth spending money on.  So, if you put in the work and effort necessary to fulfill your customer’s needs and then still provide for your needs, then people are going to look for you first before any other service because you provide more or better work for them regardless of how much you sell your services for.

It is easier to go the extra mile than you might think, and totally worth it in the long run because it not only impresses those you come into contact with, but builds good habits of putting in efficient work for the people’s benefit.   “Going the extra mile” is the most sensible and smart way to run a business.

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Q&A with Quinn Palmer on Business and Robots

Hello, and welcome to QUINNtessential News.  Tonight we interview a teenager whose name is, coincidentally, Quinn!   The program will be a Q&A based around this question:  “Why is running my own business a way to guarantee my employment in 2030?”

Lets begin!

Q: “Quinn how do you feel about this question?”

A: “Actually I feel that, even though I haven’t started a business, being an entrepreneur can be quite a risk and may be hard.  I believe though that there are many advantages to doing it this way:  One, how can you get fired or let go from a job you created and own?  You can still go out of business, but other than that you are pretty safe from getting let go or losing your job.”

Q:  “Yes, that’s true.  We see almost daily that thousands of people get let go or fired because, for example, robots taking up jobs and them being more efficient than humans.   Do you feel that this may be a threat to your progression in a self-owned business?”

A:   “As of right now and twenty years into the future?  No.  Mostly because robots are currently being designed to take over ‘routine jobs’. Jobs you don’t need a college degree or years in college for.  In fact, because of all these robots, it will open up new doors in the working field and create new jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities.  Someone can be a code, or a robot repair-man.  Makes me think of Star Wars! A robotic revolution is probably coming, but it shouldn’t be something to be afraid of.  We should be getting ready for and anticipating it.”

Alright, thank you very much Quinn for joining me, but unfortunately that is all the time we have tonight, so thank you again and good night.

Quinn Palmer

RPC Student and future business owner

Selling As Service

This week, as part of my Business Course in the Ron Paul Curriculum I finished a book called Selling as Service written by Harry Brown, a business entrepreneur.  I really enjoyed reading this book.  You would be surprised by how simple, logical and easy it is to understand what he explains in his book! If you are interested in selling, I encourage you to get a copy of this book. It is also available as an eBook.

Now, my instructor, Dr. Gary North would like me to answer this question: “How does Harry Brown’s approach to selling rely on the principle of service?”

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