Does your team or your prospects feel a lack of trust or confidence in your message or in your customer service? As with any relationship, a lack of trust in a business relationship is a big deal. It can undermine all of your hard work; costing you time, money, and loyalty.

So how do you build trust in your business relationships?

1. Make sure you are consistent in your leadership. No matter where you go in the world, McDonald’s delivers the same burger. Your goal should always to be consistent in all of your business dealings, from employees to customers.

2. Make sure you are clear in your instructions and your purpose to the world. You are your message so you need to be clear on what that message reflects.

3. Show your human side. Do you have a favorite charity? Do your children work in your business? Showing what your interests and hobbies are gives people a better understanding of who you are and what you really care about.

The bottom line is that people do business with people they know and trust. Those who are the most trusted are the ones who will thrive and survive in any economy!

Author's Bio: 

Lisa Moren Bromma has 30 years' investing experience, primarily in real estate and in the cash flow industry and has presented over 1,000 seminars on these topics. She is the editor of the Wise Women Investor website ( newsletter.

Her newest book How to Make Money in Alternative Investments is available now!