Have you ever tried to do business with someone who didn’t seem to take pleasure in the job -- or even care? If you had the option, you probably you didn't go back to this person because you didn't like the way you were treated or lacked confidence in them.

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Did you then spread the word to others about your bad experience?

This can happen to your business if people doubt your desire to provide the best service possible. Bad press or bad word of mouth can affect your bottom line and your reputation. The solution is to foster and maintain a strong work ethic in the culture of your company. A strong work ethic energizes you and your employees to face challenges head-on. It drives you to try your best and to fight to stay at the top of your game. Here are the seven key components of a rock-solid work ethic.

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