How Entrepreneurs Can Boost Their Business

[ 0 ] April 7, 2015 |

Recognizing that the steady paycheck is no longer yours, the act of beginning a new business may appear to be one of the most intimidating adventures of a lifetime. Becoming solely dependent on yourself allows fear to enter the picture and promptly invites panic to flourish.

But it doesn’t have to be like that. In fact, the experience can and should be highly rewarding as new connections are made, creative methods for conducting business are implemented, and you climb the ladder of knowledge on your way to your long-held distant vision.

 Pursuing Dreams

 

Create New Business

Enjoyment

One of the better initial paths to take, as advised by many, “Only focus on the work you enjoy doing most.” Otherwise, your business will not advance as well as it should.

Multiplying Good Results

Collaborate

Most entrepreneurs begin solo, but it soon becomes apparent that other teammates are a necessity. For example, you might have created a specialty jewelry company, but are in need of someone who knows how to handle software issues and update websites, or of someone familiar with branding and selling services. Aligning with people who have similar values to your own, and who are willing to provide their best effort every time and are dependable when need arises, are essential qualities to seek out in order for everyone to move forward successfully.

Communicate Passion

You may have heard an author speak at a book signing. The passion about their work may be heard and seen as they share with audiences the effort that went into producing the piece and the importance it held to transform the initial concept into reality.

Given the passion seen and felt, it is understandable why those authors continue to possess motivation to develop new products and services complementary to the initial book. The joy and motivation continue to feed one another for the person to continually learn and create. In the process, new connections are made and doors of possibility open wide.

Introspection

Take time each week to reflect on the past week’s activities to answer the following questions asked of yourself:

  • Off all the activities, which weren’t worth the effort?
  • Did I receive recognition on something specific?
  • Which results made me feel the most proud?

Question Without Second Guessing

Another component is to factually monitor activities. As each new strategy is implemented, monitor the success for each. Or begin monitoring the areas you enjoy most to see if they are contributing to your bottom line.  So many analytical tools exist today that it is advisable to ask your peers which one they use along with reasoning, so you may select those best suited for you. It will soon become evident where to spend the majority of time and on which to collaborate for those tasks you least enjoy.

Experiment

Take the challenge to focus on your favorite part of work. Is it possible to leverage that piece into a larger vision with the promise of it becoming highly rewarding?

In your quiet time, create a file with the one word that describes the endeavor you most enjoy. Next, add all of the synonyms and related keywords to build the idea out. With the list complete, are you able to see a trend for where you truly wish to be headed? In actuality this is your heart’s desire.

Begin charting your new course now to find the Smooth Sale!

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Elinor Stutz, CEO of Smooth Sale, delivers inspirational keynotes at conferences and authored two books: the international best-selling book, Nice Girls DO Get the Sale: Relationship Building That Gets Results, and community service led to the writing of her second best-selling book, HIRED! How to Use Sales Techniques to Sell Yourself On Interviews.

CEO World Magazine named Stutz as one of “The brightest sales minds to follow on Twitter” while both Inside View and Open View Labs designated her as a Top Sales Influencer. RiseBoarders continually rates Stutz as a top sales guru. Stutz is featured on the cover of the March 2015 Sales and Service Excellence e-Magazine.

Stutz contributed to Microsoft e-books, her blog is distributed among companies, and numerous articles appeared in AllBusiness.com and U.S. News and World Report. Her sales seminar was filmed for Eduson.TV headquartered in Russia. Stutz consults and speaks worldwide.

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