When you start your business, you should have a very clear and concise idea of exactly what it is and what it will do. Most entrepreneurs are ready to roll up their sleeves and dive in, feeling that their plan is bulletproof. This, however, is where many entrepreneurs also get tripped up.
The problem many a small business founder has run into is failing to listen to anyone else about what they are doing and how they are doing it. In order to be successful, you have to keep your ears open. Listen to your employees. They’re the ones on the front lines every day, witnessing the problems your business faces. Don’t tell them how things should be; let them tell you how to make things better. The same goes for customers. They’re the ones who will make your business a success. It’s important to get to know them, to take their needs and suggestions to heart. If you have a mentor or two, it’s also vital to listen to them. Don’t let your first taste of success get to your head. Your mentors have been in your shoes and you should always keep an ear out for their advice!
Read the full article here: 5 Reasons Talking Less and Listening More Can Build Your Business Faster