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10 Signs Your Business Is Successful!

It’s not that hard to be successful. But it is hard to have an incredibly successful business. Indications that your small business is built to last are a bit more complicated than a healthy balance sheet. Running a small business can be confusing. Many owners are just successful enough not to go out of business. The path forward is often unclear.  What is that moment of truth that tells the small-business owner they will be successful?

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Here are 10 signs that you’ve got something going beyond survival.

1. Your company earns money while you’re on vacation

Going on vacation and earning money at the same time means you have built a company, not just a job.

2. You show up on the first page of search results

The new main streets for the digital age are search engines like Bing, Google and Yahoo. Some business owners feel that when they organically show up on the first page of their favorite search engine, they have made it.

3. You change a customer’s life

Most small business owners seek to make a difference in the world through their businesses. When a customer writes to tell you the difference you have made in their life, it’s one of those moments.

4. Clients find you

People you do not know and never contacted you are now buying from your company.

5. You know you’re not alone

When you finally realize that many other owners share the same problems as you.

6. Customers refer you

The highest compliment is when one of your customers refers another person to your business.

7. You bounce back

When you go through bad times and you are able to bounce back to success.

8. News media takes notice

A news article helps to get the word out, and it flushes out other “believers” besides you.

9. You fire customers

When your business is successful enough, it can let go of customers that are unprofitable for your business..

10. You achieve cash-flow positive

This holy grail gives the business the time to succeed and reinvest its profits for future growth.

 

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