There Are Things In Business Much More Important Than Numbers - The Directory Group

There are things in business much more important than numbers

Published on 1st Jun 18

Inspired by Ian Dickson

Dealing with figures in business is something we all must do. But numbers are not the be all and end all; there are areas in business which are equally, if not more important than numbers.

Having promising revenue is something every business owner would like to see. Business Buddies highlight a few areas, inspired by Ian Dickson’s blog, which may support with maintaining a successful company…


Having an adversarial relation with your staff doesn’t do anyone any good.

If you and your staff have a common goal (or at least overlapping ones) your business will achieve more compared to the business where they do not – and it’ll be a more enjoyable place to work.

Co-operation vs. competitive working

Your career can be more enjoyable if you work well with those surrounding you. There will be people who may not be an ideal client for your company – but would be a perfect fit for someone else.

Be generous with the services you provide to maintain a positive relationship with those you deal with.

Manage your time well: Keep up-to-date

For good decision making it’s better to have something up-to-date, even if some of your company’s numbers are best estimates. Ensure they are indeed your best – and be realistic.

Remain on top of your workload to perform as the best in the business.

Hard work

On occasions, we may find ourselves spending a lot of time on an area you may know little about. If you find an area of your business challenging, such as social media, then delegate this responsibility to a member of your team who will have a more thorough understanding of what you aim to achieve.

From here, you can spend more time investing in what you do best. Hard work really does pay off – so when working towards something you do well – the benefits are likely to be endless.

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