I’m often reminded that it takes an extreme effort to run a business, you have taxes, government things, employee’s, location and the other stuff. All these things matter but how quickly it could all fall apart if you are not careful in minding the store.
Here are a few of my tips for staying ahead of the game.
Stay current with the BBB, they track and keep things in check.
I have alerts set with Google to check my trade name and personal name.
Stay current with review sites, answer the reviews and thank people for spending their time to review your business.
Try to get your customers to give reviews, I would rather have an opinion from a friend or neighbor than just wing it.
If possible try to have a business which you enjoy, many people start a business as a hobby and then one day it becomes something you will continue to enjoy.