28 Jun

Building Better Business Relationships

Posted in Synergy Suggestions on 28.06.11 by John Meloche

Naturally, your good friends at Synergy Marketing Consultants Inc. often champion the concept of building and maintaining strong business relationships. Our experience has shown us that effective business promotion through the dispensing of promo gifts is an excellent way to begin these great relationships.

Now, of course, the maintaining of those relationships requires a lot more effort than simply providing gifts. Sure, you’ve made an excellent first impression. But how do you continue to grow your business after that initial interaction? StrategicBusinessTeam.com lists a few important criteria to creating effective business relationships that we agree with. We’d like to share them with you.

Understanding is first. If you are fully aware of what is important to your client or colleague, it helps for clear communication to be commonplace. If you are unsure about the needs of your associates, be sure to ask so that they are aware that you care about what is important to them.

Respect is also very important. In fact, StrategicBusinessTeam.com lists respect as the key to relationships. Sometimes, simply listening to your clients is the best way to show respect. Be sincere in trying to understand how they feel. The site also notes that when you make judgments too quickly, it is a sign of disrespect.

Let your clients know that you will do everything you can after hearing their concerns so you know that they are truly being met. This, in turn, will gain you and your company a great deal of respect. You always want to leave the impression that you can be approached with any concern.

That being said, it is important to be open, says StrategicBusinessTeam.com. Don’t be afraid to tackle the differences between you and your associates head on. This is especially important when dealing with business partners. The least you could do is consider suggestions made to you before shooting them down.

Finally, “work towards a win-win solution,” says the website. “This can be done when at least one party acknowledges that the relationship is important. That party would then exert more time, effort and energy to understand the other party’s needs and deal with it to get it out of the way. Should they fail, it is comforting for that party to know that they tried.”

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