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Walmarts 10 Rules for Successful Business Cheat Sheet by

Walmarts rules for a successful business
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1. Commit to your business.

Believe in it more than anybody else. If you love your work, you'll be out there every day trying to do it the best you possibly can, and pretty soon everybody around will catch the passion from you – like a fever.

2. Share your profits

Share your profits with all your associ­ates, and treat them as partners.

In turn, they will treat you as a partner, and together you will all perform beyond your wildest expect­ations.

3. Motivate your partners.

Money and ownership alone aren't enough. Set high goals, encourage compet­ition, and then keep score. Don't become too predic­table.

4. Commun­icate everything

Commun­icate everything you possibly can to your partners.

The more they know, the more they'll unders­tand. The more they unders­tand, the more they'll care. Once they care, there's no stopping them.

5. Appreciate everything

Appreciate everything your associates do for the business.

Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-c­hosen, well-t­imed, sincere words of praise. They're absolutely free – and worth a fortune.

6. Celebrate your success.

Don't take yourself so seriously. Loosen up, and everybody around you will loosen up. Have fun. Show enthusiasm – always. All of this is more important, and more fun, than you think, and it really fools compet­ition.

7. Listen to everyone in your company.

And figure out ways to get them talking. To push respon­sib­ility down in your organi­zation, and to force good ideas to bubble up within it, you must listen to what your associates are trying to tell you.

8. Exceed your customers’ expect­ations.

Give them what they want — and a little more. Make good on all your mistakes, and don't make excuses — apologize. Stand behind everything you do.

9. Control your expenses

Control your expenses better than your compet­ition.

This is where you can always find the compet­itive advantage. You can make a lot of different mistakes and still recover if you run an efficient operation. Or you can be brilliant and still go out of business if you're too ineffi­cient.

10. Swim upstream.

Go the other way. Ignore the conven­tional wisdom. If everybody else is doing it one way, there's a good chance you can find your niche by going in exactly the opposite direction.

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