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Who Comes First, the Customer or the Employee? Did the chicken or the egg come first? It is an age-old debate. But as an entrepreneur, should you value your employees or customers first?

By Joanna Knight Edited by Micah Zimmerman

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Which came first? It's a fierce dinner table debate. Dinosaurs laid eggs, so they came first. But did the chicken egg come first?

One much simpler problem to discuss is whether the customer or the employee came first.

Which came first is a lot simpler to answer. It is likely to be the customer. You have the idea; someone buys something, you grow and you employ. But back to which is more important. It is a dilemma for many when allocating resources, priorities, etc. But it shouldn't be.

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