EMD Consultants – Backflow Prevention Success

Environmental Management and Development, Inc., or EMD Consultants, is a Lynn, Indiana based water consultant and backflow prevention device specialist. They help manage the growing demands from federal, state, and local requirements for water management and cross connections. Erich Stauffer designed and created a website for EMD Consultants so that they could better serve their current and future customers in Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan. Erich Stauffer even created a separate domain for the backflow prevention and cross connection controls at http://www.midwestbackflow.com and at http://www.indianabackflow.biz. “Indiana Backflow” was EMD Consultants primary keyword and as of May 16, 2009, EMD Consultants ranks #4 and #5 on Google for those keywords. If you would like similar success promoting your business, please contact Erich Stauffer.

Midwest Web Site Design and Promotion

As of May 1st, 2009, Erich Stauffer is bringing web design to Cincinnati, Ohio as part of their expansion into the Midwest. Traditionally, Erich Stauffer has marketed exclusively to the greater Indianapolis market, but with their new sales team, it has allowed them to grow outside of the state of Indiana. One of the first expansions was into Cincinnati for web design services. We are committed to being engaged with the community and posting articles about how your business can succeed. If your business is in need of web design, web promotion, web development, or web hosting, please contact Erich Stauffer or call 317-572-7521. We look forward to hearing from you and helping your business continue to succeed.

7 Habits of Business Success

The dream of a successful business inspires new and existing business owners around the world and especially in Cincinnati, Ohio. There is the vision of flowing profits, industry respect, thrilled customers, and a balanced life. This vision is only possible by developing habits that drive business success. Take the time to learn the 7 habits of business success.

1. Cultivate Your Network

Entrepreneurs practicing the art of business success know the power of networks. They take the time to identify and build relationships with key peers, mentors, and advisors. This inner network provides support, direction, and an increased number of people to assist. Having an inner network of five people who have a network of five more, grows the network exponentially.

2. Be Customer Focused

Business success requires an unwavering commitment to the customer. This commitment encompasses a mindset of understanding the customers’ world. Understanding the customers wants and needs provides the business with a greater opportunity to earn a loyal customer base. Focus away from business and profits, and toward what you can do to improve the life of your customers.

3. Humble Yourself

Business success requires the ability to know your strengths and weaknesses. Being open and honest about yourself and your business creates growth as an individual and as a company. Don’t spend time developing weaknesses. Find help for weak areas, enabling you to focus on strengths. In the book, “Now, Discover Your Strengths”, Gallup Organization reveals that building our strengths instead of fixing our weakness is the path to mastery and success. Take the time to know yourself and business.

4. Increase Your Adaptability

Business success requires the ability to adapt to changing situations. Nothing ever goes as planned. The world of business is full of surprises and unforeseen events. Using the habit of adaptability allows business owners to respond to circumstances with the ability to change course and act without complete information. Being flexible allows us to respond to changes without being paralyzed with fear and uncertainty.

5. Be Opportunity Focused

Problems are a regular part of business life. Staff issues, customer misunderstandings, cash crunches- the list is endless. To achieve business success, look at both sides of the coin. Every problem has an opportunity. Being opportunity focused makes the game of business fun and energizing.

6. Find A Better Way

Productivity is the cornerstone of business success. Formulate the habit of finding a better way to make your business more productive. This will create more time to focus on the critical issues that drive sales and profit. Productivity can be enhanced by technology, automation, outsourcing, and improving business processes.

7. Balance Your Lifestyle

A business can consume an owner’s time and energy. It’s easy to allow the business to take control of your life. Business success requires the habit of balancing all aspects of your life. Separating time for daily business tasks, profit driven tasks, and free time is a habit that will make your business and life more enjoyable. Take time to plan each week.

Learning and using these habits in your daily business life can have a dramatic effect on your level of success. Review each of the 7 habits, then choose one habit to focus on for a month or until you are really good at it. Gradually incorporate each of the 7 habits of business success into your life to attain your business dreams.