Once again it is ethics (the concept of right and wrong, the philosophy of an individual) that determines our reputation and our long-term business success.
The MH business is fundamentally a moral endeavor, supplying homes and related services to the lower middle class. The owner/entrepreneur may be generously rewarded as he offers to satisfy the needs of his customers. The affairs of the business are mostly localized and consequently customized to that specific market. Therefore, it seems rational to focus one’s business activities on ethical execution. Our clients determine their needs and we just offer them satisfaction at a low price. This voluntary exchange is beneficial to all concerned and nobody’s business except of those involved.
It is ironic that some sheeples in our business convulse themselves into a tizzy as they seriously seek to be licensed as anointed agents under the SAFE Act. In fact, recently a lawyer/businessman advocated and urged us to financially contribute to groups and their lobbyists whose business it is to buy the vote of crooked politicians. Morality (the philosophy of a group) and common sense are not the purview of national or state legislators, nor are they foremost in the minds of public serpents. Not one of all the ethical business people I know flaunts his success or all the services he can customize for worthy clients. These business people are all “low key” and psychologically and practically well-prepared to navigate the aggressions of the non-producers.
Our MH business is only in our locale, and it is our business only, built by our ethics that yields our reputation and assures continued success.