A Riddle – What Is This Valuable Business Tool?

January 23, 2009

It costs nothing, but creates much.

It enriches those who receive, without impoverishing those who give.

It happens in a flash and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.

None are so rich they can get along without it, and none so poor but are richer for its benefits.

It creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in a business, and is the countersign of friends.

It is the rest to the weary, daylight to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad, and Nature’s best antidote for trouble.

Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed or stolen, for it is something that is no earthly good to anybody till it is given away. (Source: Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People)

What is this valuable business tool??

Simply, a SMILE.

Remember, all business comes down to relationships.  People do business with those they like and trust.  A smile is the best and most simple way to make a good first impression and build relationships.

That is why dogs are considered “Man’s best friend.”  They are so happy to see us that they almost jump out of their skin.  Naturally their action only makes us happy to see them as well.  The same is true between human beings.

Jeff Battiston

Jeff is Founder and CEO of Global Capital Services, a company that provides financing to business and municipalities.  Jeff is also an Independent Distributor for SendOutCards, an internet-based system that allows users to send personalized “hand-written” cards by US Mail.


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