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50 Tried and Tested Business Tips from Sage

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 29th Jan 2013 02:57

I’m very proud to be a Sage Business Expert and was recently asked for my top business tip.  It’s hard to hone things down to one, but the Tip I wanted to share was about sharing plans with suppliers.  That’s always been my way of working at Breckland Orchard – I want to share all my plans for the business with my suppliers.  I’m completely passionate about my business and want my suppliers to share in my passion.  After all I figure – the more I can grow, the more they grow…..so its a win-win situation.

Here’s my Tip as it appears in Sage’s great little e-book called ’50 Tried and Tested Business Tips’

Help your suppliers to know, understand, care and support

Sam Walton, the founder of Wal*Mart, had a great saying: ‘Share everything you can with your suppliers. The more they know, the more they’ll understand. The more they understand, the morethey’ll care. Once they care, there’s no stopping them’.
I’m pretty open about the plans I have for Breckland Orchard – I want my suppliers to help get me there. The more you share, the more information and help you get back! If you don’t trust your suppliers with your future plans, then you are working with the wrong suppliers.

Claire MartinsenBreckland Orchard


And if you want to read the other 49 tips take a peek here.  I’ve already adopted a couple of them – some great little tips and inspiration contained within!


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