Ep. #43 Title: Small Business Integrity: Nurturing Success Through Collaboration and Professionalism

by Marci Barker / September 13th, 2023
Small Business Integrity: Nurturing Success Through Collaboration and Professionalism
Small Business Integrity: Nurturing Success Through Collaboration and Professionalism
In this podcast episode, I engage in a discussion about small business integrity and cultivating success through collaboration and professionalism. The episode is prompted by a listener's suggestion and focuses on experiences related to boutique businesses and vendor events.
I reminisce about my own experiences organizing and participating in such events, touching upon the challenges and opportunities faced within the business community.
I address various aspects of maintaining business integrity, including addressing content hijacking, using commercial images, and dealing with complaints about products not selling.
I emphasize the importance of clear communication, setting boundaries, and leading by example to create a positive and collaborative business environment.
I encourage self-auditing, creating a code of conduct, supporting ethical businesses, and sharing success stories as means to foster integrity and build trust.
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In This Episode We Cover:
Reflecting on organizing boutique events and vendor participation.
Issues related to content hijacking in online groups.
The misuse of commercial images for handmade creations.
Handling complaints about products not selling.
The importance of business integrity and its impact on reputation.
Balancing short-term gains with long-term growth strategies.
Creating a positive and collaborative ecosystem within businesses.
Addressing challenges with systems, processes, and expectations.
Implementing self-audit, codes of conduct, and ethical business practices.
Supporting ethical businesses and sharing success stories.
The significance of leading by example in maintaining integrity.
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