Nov. 20, 2017: This Week's Best Business-Building Articles

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Nov. 20, 2017—To better assist shop owners with their production management, marketing tactics and leadership styles, FenderBender has compiled a short list of essential business-building material from some of its favorite sources.

Your Strategy Has to Be Flexible—But So Does Your Execution—Harvard Business Review

Executing your business's goals should not be done in a straight and narrow path. Tackling your goals should be a varied, yet thoughtful and diverse process. You need to develop a strategy that will help you get to the end point, but it has to be specifically tailored to your needs and expectations.

4 Toxic Habits That the Most Productive Leaders Never Do— Inc.

To ensure your shop is productive, you need to first analyze your business and then see what is holding you down. See what you aren't doing and try to get rid of the four habits outlined in this Inc. article. 

10 Commandments of Successfully Managing a Business Crisis— Entrepreneur 

Uncertainty and entrepreneurship go hand-in-hand. The one certainty that every business owner can count on is they will experience a crisis in some manner, form or shape that impacts their business. Every crisis and business is different, there is not a single approach to handle every situation. Check out these 10 crisis commandments that will increase the likelihood of your business making it through the metaphorical or literal wringer. 

Why Memory is Your Most Powerful Tool for Building Customer Relationships—Forbes

What's the key to meeting your customers' expectations? For starters, you have to anticipate what they want—sometimes before they even know they want it. In order to do that, you need to build memory to bring your shop closer to your customers. 

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