1 business tip: Hire people based on their Emotional Intelligence over Educational achievements, and you will have a greater ability to navigate difficult times and maintain your positive culture. Dwayne Vera is the Founder of SalesLegendAcademy.com and has been a Growth Consultant for Fortune 500 and Start-ups for years.
Ask for help. You will be amazed by the number of people that will help you if you ask. Lead with humility. Research your challenges and then reach out to people that are successful and ask. Most successful people love sharing their stories and advice. They often don’t get asked.
“First of all, you have to figure out “as a person” and “as a business” how you communicate to the world. Find out which of these three ways works best for you. –WRITTEN –AUDIO –VIDEO And then PRODUCE VALUABLE CONTENT to reach more audience in your niche. This means, the
Be wary of advisers, especially if you have been in your space for many years. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great to receive input from third parties, but take the advice with a grain of salt. You live and breathe your business. Your advisers don’t. Use judgement to filter out
Sell the Vision: When my company was young, it was tough to sell our offering. I had to find businesses that were willing to take a risk on a young company. I would have had an easier time selling if I sold “where we’re going” rather than “where we are”.
My number one tip would be to allow your employees to work remotely and to encourage flexible schedules. Companies are gravitating more and more towards this model for many reasons. Not only does it save money for the company, but allows employees to work when they are most productive. Allowing flex-scheduling and remote
Most business owners know that they own or operate a business, but don’t realize that they also own a business brand….either a good one, or a bad one. In my industry, life insurance agents are a dime a dozen, and the different insurance companies offer the same pricing to every
The biggest problem is when new entrepreneurs look for profitable ideas and gaps in the market, rather than making purposeful contributions to society. Even worse is the overuse of shortcut tactics and ‘growth hacks’ without caring about the product or market. As a serial online marketer, I’ve worked in dozens
The best tip for all new business owners would be to understand that the long term relationships you build are far more important than the quick money. I know a number of companies who put short term profit before what makes sense in the long run for their business. As
Build relationships. This one is often greatly understated and underestimated. As a new business owner often our focus is immediately consumed by dollars and the bottom line. The reality is business is rarely about a sprint and more about a marathon. Building engaged relationships with acquaintances, staff, and clients may