The Golden Rule

WeddingIQ Blog - The Golden Rule

We all know “the golden rule” of life, but I think perhaps the golden rule of business may be this: Don’t ask another business owner to do something you wouldn’t do yourself.  That means:

  • Don’t ask someone to discount their services for your client if you wouldn’t discount your services for theirs.
  • Don’t ask someone to participate in your event if you wouldn’t take part in something they were planning.
  • Don’t ask someone to support your charitable cause if you wouldn’t consider donating to theirs.
  • Don’t ask someone to promote your business if you aren’t willing to cross-promote.
  • Don’t ask someone to do something for your own benefit (your birthday, your wedding) if you haven’t done something comparable for them.

I don’t think that’s too much to expect.  I wish more people felt the same.  I know I ranted previously about “takers” in another post, and I suppose I hope this advice is something they’ll be happy to take.


Jennifer Reitmeyer

Jennifer Reitmeyer is the founder of WeddingIQ and the owner of MyDeejay, Firebrand Messaging, and Authentic Boss. She is also a WeddingWire Education Expert, a small business coach and a professional speaker on the event industry circuit.