His clients call him the Small Business Success Expert because of his passion for their success. "Ron Finklestein's new book, Celebrating Success! Fourteen Ways to Create a Successful Company (Second Edition), should be required reading for all business owners and managers. If more business people read this excellent book, there would be far fewer business failures, more satisfied customers and higher revenues and profits." Dr. Tony Alessandra, Author of The Platinum Rule and Charisma Here's Ron's 10 rules for Small Business Success 1. Understand that you as the business owner are responsible for everything that happens in your business. You cannot delegate that responsibility. 2. The attitude of the business owner is reflected in the employees working in the business. If you don't like the attitude you see in your employees, look in the mirror. 3. Personal growth and business growth are not the same, but they are closely related. When you stop growing as a person you stop growing your business. 4. Know that you don't know everything. It is not possible. When you come to that realization, investing in trusted advisors makes so much sense. 5. Life is short.
Enjoy what you do and others will see that and be attracted to you. If you don't like what you do, do something else. 6. Give others credit for their contribution to your success. 7. Know that your success is tied directly to how well you motivate, manage, inspire, sell and encourage people. 8. If you can't measure it how do you know it works? Measure everything. 9. You must understand how the business you are creating will help you create the life you want. There can be no misunderstanding. True success lies in creating a business that is consistent with and supports the life you want to create. 10. Develop a passion for your work and have fun!