Keeping the Haters at Bay and Getting on With Your Business

No matter who you are, whether you are in the public eye, or just a small business owner, reputations can become damaged easily, and, in many cases, the negative press is unfounded or misconstrued. For entrepreneurs reputations are very important, but are bound to be drug through the mud at some point because of jealousy or envy in many cases. Some ways to deal with the haters are underlined in an article on Entrepreneur.com.
First of all Entrepreneur suggests not getting tangled up in an argument with those who wish to destroy your reputation. Arguing only makes you look unprofessional. Ignoring the hate and replying in a calm professional manner pointing out the positives of your business does more to quell unwanted press. Assuring customers that you will continue your commitment to excellence despite the attack on your reputation will ease tensions. Using a reputation management firm can also help calm down any negative press. Firms such as searchcleanup.com can help push down any negative press in search results. Since Google is the new first impression, having negative press in the top search results can hurt a business, and searchcleanup.com has the expertise to clean up bad news online. The also offer free consultations.
Offering value and excellence will steer your customers away from bad press and remember why they are your customer to begin with. Ignoring the situation can make it worse. Reaching out for help either with a reputation management firm or to friends and family can help you feel better about the situation and make a plan for raising your reputation. 

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