What do you think is the key to success for your small business?

My answer to What do you think is the key to success for your small business?

Answer by Trevor Carss:

In starting a clothing line as well as my coaching practice, I have learned one key ingredient to success, which I will share with you:

Give > take.

Give more than you would take from others. I always try to bring tremendous value to others without reciprocal expectation.

Sometimes I’ll work with owners on their business just for the fun of it. I actually dislike asking for money because it means I did not do something to earn it naturally. If you are helping more than taking, you will bring success to you, people will trust you and you will build long-term relationships with them.

Countless small businesses just focus on the transactions, the day-to-day minutiae, without realizing the potential to change lives everyday by giving.

Look at your mission and determine how it impacts others in a positive way. Is your business solving a problem? Start solving problems for fun and people will flock to you.

What do you think is the key to success for your small business?