On a scale of 1 to 10 with one being terrible and 10 being great, how would you rate yourself as a business owner?

The hope is you are at the much higher end of the spectrum at the end of the day. In the event you are, chances would be you have a good business on your hands.

In hoping to go about seeing business success, much of that will hinge on the decisions you make being in charge.

Come up with a Winning Game Plan

Whether you were born to be a company leader or you do not have that skill set will often come down to commonsense.

Yes, the decisions you make in leading a company go a long way in determining how much success you will have.

For instance, how good of a job do you tend to do when it comes to managing money?

If your money management skills are mediocre at best, odds are you will struggle as a business owner. On the flip side of things, good money management skills can get you far in running a business.

Do your best to avoid things such as major debt. This can be debt piled up due to credit cards, bad small business loan choices and more.

You also want to secure as many deals as possible when buying things for your operations.

If you have one too many vendors not giving you deals, consider looking elsewhere for your needs.

A successful owner will also be one who hires and retains the best employees possible.

Too much turnover at your business can be a recipe for disaster if you are not careful.

Take whatever time is needed to try your best to get the right people in the right positions.

Once you have the right people and they are doing a good job over time, do all you can to keep them.

This means things like good pay scales, health benefits, the opportunity to move up and more.

You also want to have an open door policy. That is where workers can feel comfortable coming to you to talk about any issues.

When you have a good working environment, odds are you will get more from your team.

As part of a winning game plan, also look at improving your customer service each chance you get.

It is important to keep in mind that many consumers do in fact have choices when shopping. As such, you want to stand out for the right reasons to as many of them as you can.

Be quick to respond to customer needs. Even if you made a mistake and the customer is unhappy, work fast to rectify the matter. Doing so may well save the business relationship at the end of the day.

Last, you want to look to other businesses you compete with an even some your size that are not competitors.

Pick up some tips on how best to improve your business from them.

In moving forward, could you be more successful in running your business?