Break some rules

Business Success LogoSome rules you just have to follow, like paying your taxes. Others — hey, go ahead and break a few, writes Intuit’s business blog. “Straying from standard practices might be a smart move.”

Among the business rules you can break are:

1. “Avoid nepotism” — One of the biggest, unwritten rules in business is never to hire family members — yet bringing in a relative can sometimes be a solid solution.

2. “Sell to everyone” — Trying to be all things to all customers disappoints those who are not the right fit for your business, while alienating those who deserve your best focus.

Breaking these and other rules can help you “build a stronger company that is prepared for growth, the article advises.

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