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Learning from the past......

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All of us have different backrounds and experiences since staring our businesses no matter how long ago. We would like to think that we have learned from our mistakes of from our experiences but it is not always the case. Since most of us use this site as a learnig tool and respect the advice of our peers, I thought this would be a good question. The question here is, looking back at your positive and negative business experiences, what would you have done differently to effect how your business stands today.
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Well said DaArch. I could write a book. Sometimes it seems like every job brings me face to face with my ignorance in some form or another. One significant lesson I learned early is similar to DaArch's limitation comprehension. I learned to pace myself. When word of my work began to circulate through the communities, the phone starting ringing and I wanted to gobble all of it as quickly as possible. This led to rushing a job and completing it poorly. The clients were upset and I suffered with negative impressions of my work making its way through the grapevines. Now I make sure I organize each job with enough time to complete them up to the standard I and the customers demand.
I would love to confess more, but I can only take so much embarassment.
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