Wow! It’s been a couple of weeks since I last blogged. I have been busy (that’s a good thing). Thank you for the support and the confidence. I enjoy sharing the unique business lessons that I learn along the way. I also like hearing from you. What is the best piece of advice you have received to help with your success? Do you know of any great training courses, seminars or workshops? It is good to hear how others have gotten to the top. It is also important for us to be willing to give that advice. So, let me hear it!
I feel as if I’m slipping a little. I did not have a blog post last week. (Did you notice? LOL) I have been on the grind looking for new business opportunities and of course, working hard for my clients – creating social media content, writing news releases, making community connections, networking and much more! I am having fun. But can I tell you, this small business owner is tired! I would not have it any other way!
Can you believe 2017 is almost over? This has been an interesting year with a few changes for me. Change can be difficult or different, but it’s what you make of it that matters. Change can also be a good thing. Sometimes, you need to step back or remove yourself from a situation to realize that bigger things are on the horizon. As Oprah once said, “Turn your wounds into wisdom.”
Collaboration is essential for small business owners. We have big ideas. We are constantly on the go trying to find ways to grow. So, having those extra set of eyes or that partner to enhance a project can be beneficial. As entrepreneurs, we must encourage and assist one another. Success is the ultimate goal.
This life as a small business owner continues to amaze me. I always tell my friends that I don’t know if this was a smart decision to go out on my own or if it was a stupid one. Despite the challenges, I love what I do! I love sharing the “Power of Your Voice.” I have advice for other entrepreneurs - hang in there. Don’t give up.
Small business owners often stay on the go. We are busy with our clients, in meetings, posting on social media or researching ideas that help us stay ahead of the game. I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to make time to do the little things. I am talking about logging mileage, making my 10 - 20 calls (some of them are cold calls) a week or doing other administrative work for the business.
It is crucial to always look for opportunities. This is a statement that I have believed, but as a small business owner, it is really coming to fruition. This is a great quote from Thomas Edison. "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." Don't be afraid to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty.
Do you remember those knock, knock jokes? Yes, they can be a little irritating, especially if a young person tells you five of them in row. But, as an entrepreneur, knocking is essential. I always tell our youth that opportunities will come your way and you have to take advantage of them. But, most importantly when they come, you have to know what to do with them.
Let’s go back in time. I remember when I was in high school, I wanted to stay out late with my friends. When I got to college, there were many late nights, or early mornings. I was studying. Okay, I’ll be honest, a few of those late nights did include hanging out and attending a few parties. (Don’t judge… I always made good grades! LOL) Now, my late nights, or early mornings, are all about work. This is the life of a business lady.