To Succeed, Stop Trying To Please Everyone

To Succeed, Stop Trying To Please Everyone Avatar Posted by RossKimbarovsky under Startups
From http://blog.crowdspring.com 446 days ago
Made Hot by: Entrepreneurosaurus on June 11, 2013 10:38 pm
It’s difficult to please everyone. Pleasing some people more means pleasing others less. To succeed, stop trying to please everyone.




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Written by HeatherStone
446 days ago

Hi Ross. Today this seems particularly true. In a world of niche markets, staying true to your core customer base is clearly more important than trying to be all things to all people. Even as your business grows, you will need to take care of core constituencies. Straying from the expectations of these customers in pursuit of a more "mainstream" appeal (which can often equate to doing things like everyone else) can kill your business fast. Thanks for sharing with the BizSugar community.



Written by RossKimbarovsky
446 days ago

All true. And importantly, companies that successfully do this can, in fact, achieve impressive market share. Apple today is a good example.



Written by bigmoneyweb
446 days ago

Very interesting indeed. The truth is that if you're still trying to please everyone then, you've to stop now. You cannot please everyone at the same time therefore, you need to focus more on those that are already pleased with what you're doing.

Val



Written by RossKimbarovsky
446 days ago

You're right, Val. This advice applies not just to those starting out, but also to those struggling. It's note too late...



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