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Keep your team together through tough times

Every business has setbacks. These three steps can help you create an atmosphere of trust and collaboration to navigate past the rough patches.

It’s easy to keep your team together when business is booming and growth opportunities abound. However, things aren’t always so rosy and, as the great poet Robert Frost noted, nothing gold can stay.

Growth at emerging businesses is particularly uneven, with two steps forward often leading to one step back. Occasionally, customers will be unhappy, opportunities will fall through the cracks and growth will give way to setbacks. At these times, morale can sink, confidence can wane, and a once-cohesive team can begin to break apart.

At Avondale, despite our strong growth and inclusion in the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private companies for the last two years, we’ve had challenges and have had to work hard to keep the team together during these rough patches. We haven’t been perfect, but we’ve learned a few things along the way that are worth sharing.

…to read this article in full, visit leading US small business resource, Inc.

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