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2019 BBB Torch Award

2019 Spark Award Winner!

In case you didn’t hear…

We are honored and excited to announce that we are the winners of the 2019 Spark Award from the Better Business Bureau! The Spark Award (for businesses under 5 years) is one of the few Torch awards that the BBB gives out each year.

The Torch Award is the most prestigious BBB award presented to exceptional organizations for their dedication to integrity and ethical business practices. Each year, Better Business Bureau holds open nominations for the Torch Awards program throughout the Northwest & Pacific. They allow the public to acknowledge businesses that embody high standards of trust, performance, and integrity. 

We continually strive to maintain those standards.  If you also want to become a member of the BBB, let us know! You’ll get a discount! Visit https://bbb-businesses.org/ for more info.

 

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What Do Successful Business Owners Do?

Practice the 4 “_____ation’s”…

Let’s discuss the power of the 4 “_____ation’s”… Automation, Innovation, Delegation and Elimination.

  • AutomationAutomation is a powerful tool in business and key to the success of any growing organization. With thousands of different software tools out there to choose from, it’s difficult to effectively set up the right process on your own. Using automation experts, such as those at The Service Center, can really help you set up your systems and processes for automation and ultimately success!

  • IntegrationIntegration and automation go hand in hand. Along with automation, utilizing various tools to integrate your processes together will help save you lots of time and money. For example… some calendars can be integrated with your CRM or email campaigns. When you’re building your processes and systems with automation in mind, be sure to select the software programs that easily integrate with your current tools (or be prepared to replace them with ones that do).

  • Delegation – Whether you delegate to an employee, a spouse, or outsource entirely; identify tasks that are non-revenue generating or simple but time consuming tasks that can be easily delegated to other individuals. Phone calls are the number one inconvenience to most small business owners, and often they’re not in the best position to be answering the phone when it rings. Having an answering service, like The Service Center, can greatly increase your effectiveness while on the job, while never missing another potential client to a missed call.

  • Elimination – When you can’t do anything else to increase efficiency, look for things that you simply don’t need or use and eliminate them. The time distractions, and time wasters.

Become a member of The Service Center today to consistently and exponentially grow your business.

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Success in Business – What Does it Mean?

Success is no accident.

While everyone views success differently, we all have a firm grasp of what “failed” looks like. Most failures blame their circumstances on everything else but themselves. Environment, stock market, so-and-so who did/didn’t do such-and-such to them, and more – always the victim, never the victor. Yet the same people, if they were suddenly (and magically) blessed with instant success, would take all the credit. Fail or succeed, it’s your choice… both are hard roads to travel, but only one is done with intentional action. The other, can be easily found by unintentional or subconscious action (or lack thereof).

Start small. Think Big.

The best advice that I ever took was from Zig Ziglar who wrote in his book, See you at the Top, “Take a big of a step as you can, but take it now.” We often, as business owners and solopreneurs, get (what has been so aptly named) “analysis paralysis” when we overthink the steps necessary to achieve what we feel is success. While it’s important to dream big, and remove all limitations in our own minds; it’s also MORE important to start. Start somewhere, anywhere! Just start. Take a step today, as big of a step as you can, but take it… now.

  • Never stop learning – With the advancements in technology, communication, travel, medicine and more… it’s a wonder and a mystery that so many people in this world remain ignorant to the vast array of knowledge literally surrounding them. The power to learn everything in our universe – all the books ever written, the sermons ever spoken, the songs ever sung, music ever composed, pictures ever taken and experiences ever shared are literally in the palm of your hand. Yet, what do we do with such awesome power? Wielding in your hand the greatest power of education and learning the world has ever known, how do we as a society exploit it’s gifts? By watching silly cat videos and dash cam videos of car crashes, that’s how.

    Take time each day to further your experience, education, general knowledge, skills, behaviors, habits, and more. Never. Stop. Learning.

  • Experience is undervalued – Never underestimate the power of experience. People will continuously surprise you if you give them the chance to excel.

  • Be courageous – Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is being in the presence of fear, doubt, danger and dismay and continuing onward regardless, not giving in to the negative and persevering through it into success.

Become a member of The Service Center today to consistently and exponentially grow your business.

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