Every day, we are engaging in some kind of relationship. You may chat and interact with your siblings, family members, husband, wife, partner, friends, co-workers, your barista…all these interactions form different kinds of relationships. How you define those relationships is up to you, and you can usually set the parameters. Some are good, others aren’t, and some you can end up asking yourself why you even bothered. Have you ever asked yourself why some are better than others?
We all know the story of Winnie the Pooh, the friendly bear who is so loyal to all of his friends, especially Piglet. Why is it so appealing to see a small piglet being best friends with a bear, an animal that could essentially eat him? Because that relationship is not only a long-lasting friendship, it’s a long-lasting friendship based on TRUST.
Bottom line: trust is one of the main foundations of any relationship. Without trust, the credibility of that relationship its foundation, becomes cracked, which will lead to its eventual collapse. This is true for all relationships, and sometimes we can forget or ignore this important fact when we are dealing with our businesses.
To be successful in business, you need to have a great foundation, and that starts with the people around you. When you engage in people to help you with your business, you should approach it no different than a marriage proposal…it’s got to be serious! You don’t want to chose just anyone to support you!
When you select a bookkeeper or tax professional to work with you, trust has to be there. You want to feel comfortable with whom you are working with, and trust that your best interests are their best interests as well. It’s no different for us here at Karve Solutions. We want to build relationships with business owners as well, and we need to trust that you want your business to succeed just as much as we do!
The client relationships we have built so far have led into friendships. We want to hear about your newest addition to your family, how your eldest just graduated from college, or how you just accomplished your major milestone in your life. We are interested in you just as much as we are interested in your business, since it was you who started that business, you are part of that foundation!
At Karve Solutions, this partnership is based on a 30+ year friendship, one that I’m certainly proud to say has lasted since Grade 11 (yes, I just aged myself!). And why does it work? Because I 100% TRUST the people that I work with, and without that trust, Karve Solutions wouldn’t exist today. So, look around you, and ask yourself this one important question: who can I trust?
March 29th, 2021