Firing the Right Customers is Good Business

Carsten Lund Pedersen, Thomas Ritter

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Not every customer is an asset to your company, but determining who to cull — and how — can be a challenge.
Choosing to deliberately lose a customer might violate prevailing wisdom, but not all customers are good for your business. The authors suggest that business leaders should focus on customer needs, behavior, and value when deciding which customers to cull in order to improve profitability and better serve other customers. They also describe the pros and cons of different approaches to ending customer relationships.
Translated title of the contributionDespedir a los clientes adecuados es un buen negocio
Original languageEnglish
JournalMIT Sloan Management Review
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2024

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