Connecting with the right groups of people is important as an entrepreneur. Who are the people with whom you need to build relationships? They are prospects, clients and referral partners! See how you can become an engagement juggernaut by staying engaged with the groups of people who build your business.
If being disorganized is standing between you and marketing your small business to increase your revenue, these 3 simple tips will help turn your mess into success.
Watch as I share proven insights tailored to the busy entrepreneur!
Sometimes, the most difficult part about being in business for yourself is holding yourself accountable to accomplish your purpose. When you’re the boss there’s no one looking over your shoulder to see if things are getting done. Also, it can be challenging to think through your ideas and figure out what direction to take next.
Growing your business and achieving your goals is often the biggest challenge small business owners face.
As an entrepreneur, you know all (or almost all) of the things you need to do to make your business successful and prosperous. For example, you know you should:
- Keep your website up to date
- Network strategically
- Have a plan for marketing your business
- WORK your marketing plan
- Stay abreast of trends in your industry
- Outsource non-revenue generating tasks
- Keep your financial records in order
- Invest in continuing education opportunities
- Apply what you learn
…and the list goes on. Read more about How to Make Exponential Progress in Business
Go to www.reCalibrateYourBusiness.com for access to my “paint by numbers” system for creating a simple checklist to achieve your goals.
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Take Action Notes:
- Focus and consistency are keys to your success as an entrepreneur.
- You’ll get much better results with your marketing when you focus your efforts on ONE target market and ONE ideal client profile.
- If you’ve struggled with choosing a target market consider these points:
- With what group of people have you done your best work?
- What opportunities are currently available to you?
- What kind of clients do you want to fill your practice with?
- Keep in mind, your choice isn’t forever! Just choose based on the goals you have for your business right NOW (say for the next 30-60 days).
- There is no “right” or “wrong” choice. Just pick one and go with it! Remember, focus and consistency is the key to your success.
What target market are you focused on right now in your business? Let me know by leaving a comment below.
Clarity about what you want in your business is absolutely priceless. If you’ve ever been stopped dead in your tracks because you don’t know what to do first or where to go, you can appreciate that. Knowing what you want to accomplish, even if you have no idea how to get there, is the first step on the path to success.
Before you take action, you need to get clear. If you are struggling right now, trying to figure out how to market your solutions, how to create more profits and what needs to happen for you to be a more successful entrepreneur, here’s my formula for how you can get clear and take the very next steps you need to take. Read more about Get Clear! How to Gain Clarity So You Can See More Success
Building your business and growing it to support the lifestyle you want is the whole point of becoming an entrepreneur.
The first step in doing so is to define what success means for you. Perhaps it means that you work a certain schedule. Have the ability to travel extensively. Or maybe it has to do with the amount of income you generate. Be OK with whatever success means to you and resist the urge the be influenced by what the “gurus” say you should be doing. Instead, focus your efforts on bringing your vision of success to life! This means taking action to works towards your goal.
Remember this quote: “There is something more important than believing; ACTION! The world is full of dreamers. Those who are successful will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to ACTUALIZE their vision” (- Unknown).
In order to build your business, you will need to do just a few things very well: Read more about 3 Simple Keys to More Profits, Less Stress and More Visibility
How many times have you attended a networking event, had a number of great conversations with ideal prospects, collected a bunch of business cards and never followed up?
Perhaps more times than you’d care to admit.
The bad news: You likely missed out on a number of key opportunities to deepen connections that could lead to an increase in revenue, a joint venture or more visibility for your business.
The good news: You can make the decision TODAY to commit to implementing a system to follow-up on all leads who express an interest in your business, so that you don’t miss out on any future opportunities.
To do so, you simply need to follow my step-by-step system for effective follow-up and prospect conversion: [Read more…]