Five Tidbits for you…

Passion is something that motivates people to start a business. If you have a passion, but are struggling to turn that interest into a profitable business, Here are five tidbits of wisdom taken from hundreds of successful entrepreneurs from all over the globe.

  1. Believe

Instead of making excuses as to why you can’t or won’t take the risk, believe you can do it and turn your passion or hobby into a successful business.

Define success – It’s essential that you make the rules when it comes to defining what success means to you.
Your view is the most important definition of success that will guide you.

Your success doesn’t rely upon your personal worth – No matter what your education or skill level, you are able to do anything in life that you want to do. You are a beautiful, shining star, and that fact won’t change.

Build relationships with inspiring and supportive people – The people you surround yourself with can either lift you up or drag you down. Fill your life with people who support you and inspire you every day.

2. Know

Whether you are thinking of becoming an entrepreneur or you are already a successful business person, you should take the time to do these exercises.

  • List your strengths – Make a list of your strengths. Don’t just include the ones you see and know, but add those strengths others see in you.
  • List your values – What are your personal values? Knowing and living your own values helps you develop into a happy, fulfilled person.
  • List your interests – Making a list of what interests you and what you feel passionate about. Seeing it on paper helps keep you focused.

These elements will help you discover what you should pursue.

  1. Build

Building the life you want starts with a solid framework. Here are some small business advice  tips to help you build a solid framework.

  • Write a personal mission statement
  • Write a personal vision statement
  • Routinely review your actions and attitude to ensure you are aligned with your mission and vision
  • Become a habitual planner and write everything on your calendar in order to make the most of your time
  1. DoBe a doer. Enjoy your journey instead of focusing on the destination. Have the attitude that even if money wasn’t important, you would still be doing exactly what you’re doing because you truly love doing it.

Successful business owners love going to work every day because they never know what interesting challenges they will face and how many interesting people they will meet.

  1. Share

You must share the ideas and things you love. This concept is seen every day on social networks when people share pictures of their kids, a vacation, and the like.

In this case, you will share with other like-minded entrepreneurs in your community. You will be around people, just like you who love what they do.

You never know when you will get to work with someone who helps boost your efforts while you help them boost theirs.

Do you think you could benefit from coaching or advice to prepare yourself for business success? Contact me today to schedule a free one hour consultation and get help from an expert.

All the best

David Hall
“Personal Trainer For Your Business”


Small Business Marketing Strategies You Should Not Forget!

Small Business Marketing Strategies You Should Not Forget!

Ever since the Internet has expanded the world of marketing, some traditional marketing methods have been left behind. Has this happened because traditional marketing strategies are no longer effective? Like most successful entrepreneurs and professionals I would say “No.” Digital marketing may seem fast, easy and sophisticated, but you should never underestimate or overlook the following traditional forms of business marketing.

Six proven, but not-to-be-forgotten traditional marketing tactics:

  • Conventional business cards – Business cards might seem low on your list of marketing tactics, but they should be at the top of your list. Most of today’s successful business people started out will business cards and built their marketing strategies from there. Having cards made to promote your business should be the first thing you do. Always carry some with you everywhere you go.
  • Newspaper advertising – Another promotional avenue that has been almost completely forgotten is placing newspaper ads. The newspaper business is still alive and well even in today’s digital world. You can use ads with discounts or coupons for a limited time to attract business using local newspapers. Nowadays when you place an ad, it often is included in the digital edition of the newspaper as well.
  • Specialty advertising – If you talk to a qualified business mentor Sydney service provider, they will tell you how important it is to use specialty advertising methods. This encompasses advertising forms like refrigerator magnets, t-shirts, pens, mugs, and calendars. Most entrepreneurs today fail to realize the value in having their brand on a magnet, a mug, a pen, a calendar, or a t-shirt. These are like gifts to clients and potential clients as well as reminders that you are there.
  • Printed Brochures – You might be thinking brochures are old-fashioned and passé, but they are simply a forgotten, yet effective way to provide your audience with an overview of your products and services. This marketing method is not expensive, but can be quite effective.
  • Signs – People still read signs, especially when they are visually appealing. Your business needs a sign over the door, on your business vehicle, on local billboards, and anywhere signs are found. Signs can also promote specific products, services, or prices. Signs are bought once and will last for many years, making this form of advertising a good investment.
  • Printed Sales Materials – Catalogs, product specification sheets, price lists, and sales sheets are all examples of printed sales materials. They provide your customers with details and information needed to make informed decisions about making a purchase. You might be surprised at how effective this is at helping someone choose you over your competitors.

All these simple forms of advertising may seem antiquated to you, but there is nothing antiquated about how well they help grow your business. Online marketing, websites, and social media marketing are fun and exciting, but they work better when you incorporate these tried-and-true methods with your current digital marketing strategies.

If you think you could benefit from business advice or coaching, contact me now. You can avoid the pitfalls and challenges of starting and maintaining your small business with a little help.