For their first show in the new prime time slot, Jack Mencini and Adam Sonnhalter, co-hosts of Dirty Secrets of Small Business, which airs live on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm (EST) on WINT 1330 AM and 101.5 FM, discuss How do you know when to fight or walk away from a disagreement that is affecting your small business?
Do you get energy from fighting? Or do like to back down? Do you push to threaten a fight and don’t back down? If you are a woman business owner, do you typically shy away from controversy because you are a woman or you are afraid of being strong?
One of their potential clients, who is a female in business, had the feeling that she was being disrespected in business. Often times females will back down from addressing an issue because they are their own worst enemy to back down from a fight.
The situation with this female business owner was that she had every reason to push back at this guy (her client) who was making claims that had nothing to do with reality. Even though she had a great case, she wanted to cave and push back because she was afraid that he would say bad things about her and her business. To most everyone who knew this client, he was a bozo and really did not carry much weight because of his unprofessionalism with other business situations.
The challenge that was causing this female angst was that she wasn’t able to finish the project because her client was unreasonable and yet she felt bad that she couldn’t have a good outcome.
Jack and Adam advised her that there are times when you really have to fight back and the risk is relatively low. You need to make a point and not cower back from this man who was totally out of line and unreasonable.
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