Source: Keap.com | Re-Post 11/7/2019 – 

The economy took a nosedive in December 2007 as the Great Recession began its crippling effects on the U.S. economy. The rebound took a few years and began to show improvements in the latter half of 2009.

Those initial steps toward recovery were on the backs of hardworking, committed small-business owners who refused to give up.

Over the last several years, we have seen these small businesses survive and beat the odds. Now every day we see small-business leaders move past surviving and into thriving.

It’s your turn.

If you’re ready to get your small business off the ground, read on.

4 Characteristics of a successful business

Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been trying to get your small business off the ground for a while, now, there are four traits of a successful business you must focus on developing. These characteristics will serve you well now and for the long haul.

Clarity

You have to know what you want to accomplish before you can go out and do it. That means having a clear vision and the ability to articulate exactly what success looks like.

Here are the questions you should ask yourself – and answer regularly—to ensure you’ve clearly defined your goals:

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Author: Scott Meister, CPA

I help small businesses, accountants, bookkeepers, office managers, and business owners with their accounting needs. I’ve used QuickBooks since 2002 and train folks on how to use it efficiently. I create high-quality video training tutorials for QuickBooks and post them on QBScott.com

Certifications include:

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Certified Bookkeeper (CB)
Advanced Certified ProAdvisor for QuickBooks Desktop
Advanced Certified ProAdvisor for QuickBooks Online
Certified ProAdvisor for QuickBooks Enterprise
Certified ProAdvisor for QuickBooks Point Of Sale