The success of your business depends primarily on how happy your clients or patients are with the services provided to them. When you started your business, you had a picture in your head of how your business would run and how relationships would be with your clients. So, how is your business going? Is it everything you dreamed? Are you struggling to maintain positive client relationships? The problems you’re experiencing could be because you’ve shied away from the 4 commitments every great business makes.
Great Businesses Commit to Being Client-centric
Client-centric is a buzzword that means client focused. It means that your business is focused not just on the bottom line, but on ensuring that it meets the needs of your clients. This isn’t done just by giving them great service. It’s also done by making sure that you hire employees or partner with a company that cares about your clients, too. It means that you’re always looking for ways that you can make the client experience better.
Great Businesses Commit to Open Communication
Open communication means that your employees, vendors, and clients are all welcomed with proverbial open arms to talk with you about problems and constructive criticism. Constructive criticism is important for a business, especially when it comes from your employees and clients. From employees, it gives you a sense of what’s working for them and what’s not. It helps you determine if there’s a way to improve the environment or specific processes that affect what they do for you. This is important because you expect your employees to assist with meeting the goals of your business. From clients, it gives you a sense of what they would really appreciate seeing out of your business. For example, if someone says they wish you offered online payment options, they’re giving you a way to make it easier for you to get paid. It’s also something that makes life easier for your clients.
Great Businesses Commit to Keeping Clients Updated
It’s not always easy to be a client or a patient. While you’re busy fulfilling their needs, it’s likely they’re waiting and worrying. Not everyone has experience dealing with your industry. This is why it’s important to commit to keeping clients and patients updated. Your office should return all emails or phone calls within 24 business hours. If you’re going on vacation or will be unavailable for some reason, update your voicemail and your out of office message to inform people who try to contact you. Let them know when they can expect to hear back from you.
Make sure that you send out updates on client matters on a regular basis. This will keep clients happy. Happy clients are more likely to tell their friends and family about your business.
Great Businesses Commit to the Best Practices of Their Industry
Some industries change faster than others. Yet, every industry (and profession) has a set of best practices. Following best practices can help ensure that your clients get the professional level results that they want. It can also protect you from lawsuits or ethics complaints.
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