• Deborah Newman

The Art of Being Professional


Being a small business in 2021, we are faced with many stairs to climb with obstacles of many kinds. Many young entrepreneurs are in such a hurry to make money that they push aside professional business behavior, which in the end can affect their business in a negative way. Being professional with a new or existing client creates a bond of trust that always results in a positive referral and happy working relationship.


Examples of Unprofessional Behavior:

  • Not responding back to phone calls and emails in a timely manner.

  • No follow through, when you promise a deliverable and ignore that deadline.

  • Demanding payment before a job or task is finished.

  • Gossiping and speaking about subjects not related to your partnership, i.e.. religion, politics or personal subjects.

  • Looking unkempt as if you just woke out of sleep.

  • Being under the influence of a controlled substance.

  • Being late to an appointment, with no phone call.

  • Speaking negatively about any client.


These are just a few examples that I can personally say I have witnessed and sadly many of those interactions resulted in a business being either blackballed or failing.

To be a #ninjaentrepreneur you must always under any circumstances STAY PROFESSIONAL.