Stone Payton: [00:00:00] Welcome back to Business RadioX Pro Tips. Stone Payton and Lee Kantor here with you. Lee, let’s talk a little bit about a discipline – you and I have practiced it over the last 15 years, but we’ve gotten quite serious and diligent about it in more recent years – work with those who work with you.
Lee Kantor: [00:00:21] Yeah. Having a small business or a service based business is hard. And it’s so important to have the folks around you be supporting you and you supporting the folks around you. So, everybody knows that you have to believe in your product and service to be successful. Absolutely. That’s a must have.
Lee Kantor: [00:00:44] I’ll take it a step further and say your vendors and partners should also be believing in your product and service enough that they should be clients or users of whatever it is you’re selling. It’s too hard to do this by yourself. If you don’t have your banker and your lawyer kind of using your service, find another banker or lawyer or accountant. Everybody should be working together. And you need these folks around you because they can help you more because they’re going to fully understand what you’re doing and how you’re doing it. And they should want to help you. That’s who you need to find when you’re just starting out.
Lee Kantor: [00:01:24] So, I am a big proponent of finding vendors and partners that do business with you. You should be doing business with them. Everybody should be helping each other. Because it’s hard to do this by yourself. So, you got to have kind of a team around you and that team should be your vendors and partners, too, not only the people that work for you.
Lee Kantor: [00:01:44] So, I think that everybody wins when you’re all working together and you can kind of create this little close-knit mafia of everybody helping each other. You’re going to think of them more when the opportunities come. They’re going to think of you more when the opportunities come. And you’ll all have a better chance of succeeding and you can all grow together. So, if your partners aren’t using your service or helping you get more clients, then find new partners.