Diamond Consulting Shares 3 Ways to Build an Impeccable Reputation
“The reputation of your business and yourself, in general, is one of the most important factors when you’re in the business industry. There are so many competitors, and it’s your job to make sure you stand out,” says Ram Dharma, Managing Director of Diamond Consulting. Warren Buffett once advised that “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” The importance of building your reputation and maintaining it has numerous advantages. It’s essential for growth and survival because that’s how other clients and customers will want to work with you. There’s a sense of trust and reliability being established when your reputation as a business is excellent. The trust and confidence of the clients/customers can have a direct and profound effect on a company as a whole. Diamond Consulting believes that there are three keys to building an impeccable reputation and we work very hard to maintain these qualities of our business and company.
Always be clear and concise. “It’s important to provide all facts and honest opinions to your clients and customers. This something not a lot of people understands. But it’s crucial because if the other individual you are doing business with feels like there was a lack of communication, it’s usually because you were not clear or transparent,” mentions Ram Dharma of Diamond Consulting. It’s your job to point out everything and give full disclosures on every business deal or client face-to-face meetings. It’ll help build you, to be honest and clear. Even if deals do go downward, you won’t be known as the one who wasn’t upfront about the risks or disclosures.
Keep your word. “Always make sure to do what you said you’d do. Your word is an important aspect of the way you conduct your business and establish your persona,” says Ram Dharma of Diamond Consulting. By not following through on what you said you would do, you’ll be bringing your reputation down by a big amount. You will be known as someone who cannot follow through on their word. This is a big no-no.
Integrity and values. Always stay true to your morals and ethics. If something seems wrong, don’t get involved with it. You can differentiate between what sounds right and what does not. In the business world, there are many ways to accomplish things, make sure you are doing things the right way that are true to your beliefs and matches your integrity. Following your values will carry a long-term effect and establish a reputation on your name for being moral. “Even if you make a mistake, by being a person that holds integrity you’ll be able to solve it or fix it efficiently and be trusted by it,” says Ram Dharma of Diamond Consulting.