Small business owners live to see their businesses thrive. Fantastic earnings are one thing, but hearing the compliments of satisfied customers and collaborators brings validation to an entrepreneur; it’s rewarding to know that you’re doing something right – and doing it well.

Here are five of the best compliments to hear as a business owner:

From vendors: “You’re our favorite customer!”
When your vendors proclaim that they love doing business with you, you know you’re on the right track – perhaps even to a better deal on their products or services.

From employees: “I actually like coming to work.”
All small business owners have spent time dealing with disgruntled, lazy or unmotivated employees – it just comes with the territory. So it’s refreshing when your staffers tell you they find their work rewarding and the workplace inviting.

From customers: “You’re saving my life!”
Enthusiastic customers are key to a successful business. Solid products and services create strong advocates for your brand, and it’s great to hear that your business is having an impact.

From investors: “We want to put more money into your business.”
What business owner wouldn’t want to hear that their investors want to increase the amount of money they’re putting in? That speaks volumes to their confidence in the business’s success.

From family members: “You’ve been spending more time at home lately.”
Ensuring that your business is successful and your employees and constituents are happy is crucial, but so is making sure you’re spending time with family. A positive work-life balance means your business is stable and successful enough to function without you from time to time.

OnDeck is a Google Ventures-backed company with an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. The company offers small business loans nationwide to over 725 different industries. For more information about OnDeck small business loans, click here.
 
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