Relationships are Key to Business Success!   If you prefer to hear this information as an audio blog here is a recording..If not page down and read on.   I purchased my balloon business in 2003. I didn’t know much about running a business, but I knew a lot about making friends and building relationships. I have a background in adventure based counseling, and I worked as a social worker for several years. I did not know when purchasing my balloon business that my social skills would be one of my KEYS to success. Yes, relationships are the key to business success! It’s not about having a business degree or how many letters are behind your name. I know in the balloon world people often ask if you are a CBA, (Certified Balloon Artist) or not. Yes that training is valuable and full of great tools. However if you have a CBA, and do not go out and build relationships with other event vendors, other business leaders in your community and with potential customers you are not going to grow as quickly as you like. You also build relationships via your social media and online interactions. My question for you today is… are you willing to find out about and apply 9 Habits of People Who Build Extraordinary Relationships? Following is an article I read in Inc. It is by Jeff Haden, Published Apr 3, 2013 and I feel the information he put together is very straight forward and things that you can easily give yourself as homework to apply to the relationships you are growing in your business. http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/9-habits-of-people-who-build-extraordinary-relationships.html Each day we have the opportunity to make the world a better place, by showing genuine interest in others and helping them out as we go on our journey together. People can tell when you are really interested in them, versus just having the conversation to get something out of it for yourself. If you show those around you that you care, they will know, If they like and trust you, it will be natural for them to do business with you. BalloonBossPro.com   Your Partner in Success,         Joette Giardina, CBA Mentor. Motivator. Speaker.               Enjoy our free monthly Ezine http://elevated.events