Posts Tagged ‘Value’|
Monday, July 19th, 2010
Each of us has a gift of 24 hours every day to make our business better. No more, no less. As a business owner, the challenge is how to make the 24 hours available to us most effective? What I have learned is that to operate and grow a business successfully, a business owner must be spending most of their time doing something I call their ‘unique ability’.
Every entrepreneur has one (that’s why they started their business) and it is whatever you do better than most people. It could be giving presentations, fixing computers, building financial plans, creating marketing strategies, designing brand identities, developing websites, HR consulting, and the list goes on and on. The point is, regardless of what business you are in, you have a unique ability that causes your company to be successful. (more…)
Thursday, July 8th, 2010
Business owners love networking!
For many businesses networking is the lifeblood of new opportunities – especially smaller businesses and entrepreneurs.
From my experience running the last BOSS meeting, I have a much better understanding for what causes success at networking meetings, and what doesn’t. I learned some of the habits many business owners develop during meetings – not all business owners, but many:
(1) love talking about their business (as they should…)
(2) are primarily looking for quick sales as opposed to long term relationships (understandable in today’s economy I guess…)
(3) When not speaking about their business, can be distracted very easily
Pretty simple right? And yet everyone falls victim to operating this way at some time or another – myself included. It’s human nature. But focusing on talking, quick sales, and your own business, is a recipe to be forgotten! You may generate some immediate sales, but you wont be remembered as easily, or be kept top of mind as someone to follow up with. In other words, you wont STANDOUT!
It’s about the ‘WOW’ factor! (more…)
Monday, June 21st, 2010
High demands from current clients may sometimes distract you from new and exciting prospects or opportunities. It’s easy to “push forward” or postpone reconnecting with prospects; don’t wait! Seek out some fresh faces and make sure to follow-up with existing opportunities. Here are a couple tips when contacting your prospects: Have a reason for calling; the purpose is not to pressure them, yet to provide them with exciting updates. This call should demonstrate potential value; let your product or service speak for itself!
For more tips follow this link!
Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
GRATITUDE: continually be in a stated of gratitude!! Be grateful for all the things in your life – past, present and future. This is a very powerful energy level to be at on a daily basis. Always have an ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE!!
READ: You have heard the saying “you are what you eat,” well, you can also apply this saying to what you feed your mind. YOU ARE WHAT YOU READ! High on my recommended list are “Happy Pocket full of Money”, “Think and Grow Rich”, and “The Master Key System”.
CREATE A VISION BOARD: A picture can be worth a thousand words! Your subconscious mind will begin to look for the things on your vision board and they will begin to show up in your life. Test it! (more…)