Here are seven ways to show that you are a businessman with high professionalism, and keep your business image always the best as quoted from the Entrepreneur.com site:
Tips for building a business reputation
Honesty in the business world seems to be being eroded by modern business, fraud and scandals are all too common in modern business. The credibility of your business will be maintained along with your ability to always be honest, no matter the situation or conditions that are all modern, honesty is the builder of the reputation of the business you run. Even though you may be tempted to lie or cheat just to get more profit from customers, trust me to be trusted your business is at stake. Even lying about the smallest things in the business world can damage the image or reputation of your business.
Your professional business reputation will be damaged when you don’t keep your promises. Every time you make a commitment, you have the opportunity to build or decrease the credibility of your business. When you undertake or fulfill the responsibilities that have become your commitment then you are building your business towards a better direction, and when you break with the commitments you have made then you have created a setback in the business world.
It’s important to be open to your clients, letting everyone involved know what’s coming before you start a new project. Nobody likes surprises in the business world. If you are unable to complete the task before the time limit runs out, let the client know immediately. People tend to be more understanding and forgiving when they have been warned beforehand.
Admit your mistakes & learn from them
Failure is an inevitable aspect of the business world. The business world is like two sides of a coin, there is only success and failure. Even if mistakes or failures occur, successful business owners or business owners will understand how important it is to focus on solutions rather than obsessing over problems. To maintain a professional business reputation as someone who is reliable and trustworthy, admit failure and learn from mistakes. Don’t try to cover up, ignore or minimize your mistakes or those of your business. Instead, take responsibility and find solutions to solve the problems that are the cause of failure. Always learn from your mistakes and then move on.
“Time is money” yes time is very valuable because when time has passed you can’t go back or turn back time, so when you want to build your business reputation then be a person who is always on time. Most people or clients will choose to work with someone who consistently offers on-time projects rather than offering confidence to someone who is talented but unreliable. Manage your time carefully to ensure that you never miss a meeting, deadline or commitment.
Don’t use dirty language.
Your mouth is your tiger, yes the proverb is very true, what is reflected in your business is what your company echoes in public. Choose your words carefully. What you say and how you say it has a huge impact on how others perceive you. Using profanity and foul language in public can send a message that you are immature, impatient and lacking in self-control. If you find yourself so angry or upset that you are starting to lose your temper, walk away. It’s much better to excuse yourself into another room than to direct your anger at someone else.
Handle conflict well
There will be times when you are not okay with your clients, colleagues or partners. The potential for arguments and disagreements will always be part of the business world. But how you handle difficult situations will reveal how your character is.
Always keep in touch
The turbulent business world will expect influential relationships to build your business reputation. Your enemy today may become your ally tomorrow. In 2010, I lost my job because I was laid off by my superior executive. Although it was very painful and disappointing, I kept in contact with my former executive.
Two years later, when I did an interview for a PR position at a well-known company in Jakarta, He was happy to offer a good reference. His advice helped me get an even better job than my previous company. People who have disappointed you can become “brothers” for your business in the future, always maintain kinship with professional people around you.