People often ask me for advice about public speaking, since I do a lot of it. Of course, it’s often reported that people are more afraid of public speaking than death (which is not exactly empirically accurate, but it is close). In my experience, becoming a good public speaker is not a natural skill for anyone.
Professional conventions and conferences are a good platform to get trained, interact with people, and learn new ways of conducting businesses. Managers can greatly benefit by attending professional conventions and conferences.
Not all companies are successful. The end game can be a failure of the business. In fact, many angel investors or venture capitalists look for and respect the lessons learned by entrepreneurs that have survived a failed business.
None of us ever has an original idea. Everything we know and think of ultimately comes from what we see, what we read, and what we hear. So what better way is there to get new ideas than to go out and engage with more people, more sources of information?
Leadership expert John C. Maxwell says, “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” Read everywhere you can. This means on the bus, while waiting in line, or any time that you get a few minutes.
A brand by its nature has to be strong and stable. Owners of the brand have to be ever diligent to ensure its authenticity. Stake holders have an enormous impact on this stability. Stresses from the marketplace place a hefty strain on it
You don’t have to have an international rock star headlining your idea in order to know if it’s worth pursuing, nor do you need a million dollars to make it a success. Through my experiences developing concerts, tours, and Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, I’ve discovered that great ideas all share four common characteristics.
The ultimate compliment that any entrepreneur can get is that they can “see around corners.” This is a statement that they are willing and able (and successful) at projecting market and technology turns, not just straight-line innovations. They have the courage to make bold decisions, often contrary to conventional market research.
We all have great visions at the beginning of a new year and then LIFE gets in the way. Perhaps mid-year is a great time to LEAP forward with a rekindled excitement about success strategies for YOUR business.
Small Biz Club is the premier destination for small business owners and entrepreneurs. To succeed in business, you have to constantly learn about new things, evaluate what you’re doing, and look for ways to improve—that’s what we’re here to help you do.