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We’re back with part two, Celebrating 10 years and finishing up my list of my top 10 tips and lessons learned in business. If you haven’t listened to last week’s episode, Part 1, go back and listen for tips 1-5 and then come back to finish it up!
Tip 6: Have a Support System
This is not your work team but your personal support as an entrepreneur. You need someone there for advice or an ear and to bounce ideas off of. Reach out to this network of support through all the “swings of your pendulum” before involving your team.
Tip 7: Know your Numbers
In the beginning of running my business, I didn’t really know my numbers. When I’m not focused on my numbers, I’m typically not hitting my goals. This year specifically we’re spending a lot more money investing in the growth of the business and it’s critical to know your numbers and profitability. So many business owners I’ve talked to over the years don’t really have a budget, they don’t track their expenses well, or aren’t setting goals and consistently measuring the results. In my opinion, this is hands down necessary to stay in business, and to grow.
Tip 8: Be Human
Be human with your marketing and with your business. Be who YOU are. If you’re not doing this you’re falling behind the competition, because others are putting themselves out there, putting a face to the name and showing up in their brand. Write your emails and posts from the heart, like you’re talking to your best friend.
Tip 9: Know Your Strengths and Your Weaknesses
Not only should you know your strengths and weaknesses but you should follow through by doing what you’re good at and stop doing/delegate what you’re bad at. I’ve linked the CliftonStrengths Assessment below, anyone can take to assess their strengths, and talents, and maximize potential. How you use this information is so important for delegating out the things you don’t want to do so you have time to focus and succeed on your strengths and things you really want to be doing.
Tip 10: Build a Team
You cannot run a business alone. You may have heard the saying “hire before you’re ready”. This is true in some cases but you should definitely first get really clear on your vision of what you need your team members for and what success looks like for them.
BONUS TIP: Celebrate and Reflect!! Pay attention to the things you’ve done and been through during your journey. Reflect and always celebrate it! 🎉
If you’ve noticed I haven’t been filming and recording and putting out new episodes, I’ve missed you! I needed a break and if I’ve learned anything it’s that you have to listen to that. So I’m back, I’m excited, and I’ve got some great things coming! Cheers to 10 years!
- Celebrating 10 Years in Business with Crystal Media.
- Why you need a support system beyond your work team.
- Can NOT knowing your numbers stop you from reaching goals?
- Being human might be one of the most important pieces in building business connections.
- What to do with your strengths and weaknesses.
- When is the right time to build your team?
- The importance and joy in celebrating and reflecting on your business.
Mentioned in this Episode:
Crystal on Instagram
EVOLVE 2023 in Denver, CO – Crystal Media
StrengthsFinder 2.0 | EN – Gallup
Burtech Family Vineyard