For which of you, wishing to build a farm building, does not first sit down and calculate the cost whether he has sufficient means to finish it? Otherwise, when he has laid the foundation and is unable to complete, all who see it will begin to mock and jeer at him, Saying, This man began to build and was not able to finish. (Luke 14:28-30)
Is there anyone who doesn’t want to have their own businesses? Certainly, we want to be successful in whatever business we do. But, there are 2 questions that we should answer before we start a business:
- What’s the price tag of your dream?
- Are you willing to pay the price?
The things is, many people start their business with a brilliant idea but when they started the business, but along the way they can’t pay the price that it destroys the business. So, to make a sustainable business the biggest question is how will you multiply your business? The answer is : multiply your service! Give the best service, then the money will come.
There are 4 ways to increase your service:
1. Increase scale
Scale means how many people you serve. Like Facebook, now it serves 1,5 billion people which are bigger than China’s populations. That’s amazing. How can we increase our scale? By using technology and supported with great team. Mark Zuckerberg won’t be as successful as now if he didn’t use the great technology and supported with the great team.
There are so many great people who can be successful because you think they are genius, but the thing is, we need to keep it in mind that: If they can do it, why can’t I?
2. Increase satisfaction
Satisfaction is related to quality. Satisfaction means how many people like your services. If people are satisfied with your service, they will do the referral marketing. They will refer/introduce you to their families, relatives etc.
3. Increase symbiosis
Symbiosis means how many customers have become your friend? Business is about relations, thus the greatest business strategy is love. Like mentioned in 1 Peter 4:8 “above all things have intense and unfailing love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins.”
4. Increase savings
Savings means how much money you reinvested in the business. The common rule is take 40% of the profit for your personal expense and reinvested 60% of it to the business.
Above all the rules, we need to focus on Jesus. We are gifted with so many talents, and we need to use and improve our talents. Don’t chase after the money, but rather serves first and the money will come.
Speaker : Steven / Writer : Hilda / Translator & Editor : Mei Ling