Five Strategies To Grow Your Business Faster!

Let’s dive right into the five strategies to help you grow your business faster!

When it comes to your business:
  1. What is it that you want to achieve? How will you grow? A plan and a vision is important.
  2. You want to make sure that you stay consistent. Show up every single day and take a couple of steps towards that goal that you have for your business.
  3. Treat your business like it’s a marathon and not a sprint. So make sure that whatever steps you are taking in your business, you can continue to take without burning yourself out. You also want to leave enough time for self-care, and leave yourself enough downtime to rejuvenate your creative spirit.
  4. Collaborate with other people to help you grow your business even faster. Find some people that are either in your industry, but doing something slightly different, or in other industries that have the same audience as you have. You’ll see this a lot with internet business owners who cross-promote each other’s packages all the time. Find someone that you can work with and collaborate with so that you can both have a mutually beneficial relationship, but also benefit both of your audiences.
  5. Get some help. Don’t be shy of hiring a coach or a consultant, joining a mastermind, and also outsourcing any and all of the projects that you no longer find enjoyment in.

It’s important for you to stay patient. Remember that anything worthwhile and successful doesn’t just happen overnight. It does take time. It does take patience, and it’s definitely going to take all of the five tips that I shared with you today.

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If you are a business lady and you’re looking for support and accountability and like-minded women that will have your back and help you to grow your business faster, then be sure to check out my Savvy Success Masterminds. Enrollment for the six-month program is currently open, and you can apply to join one of the dynamic groups and grow your business beyond your wildest dreams.

Now I’d love to hear from you.

Do you have any tips that have helped you to grow your business?

Be sure to share that with us in the comments below. Also, remember to join my newsletter so that you can get these tips delivered right to your inbox, and share this video with anybody who could find it useful. Thanks for watching, and I’ll see you next time.

Four Ways to become a networking machine! (Offline)

Offline networking is important. Whether you’re busy growing a new business or if you’re trying to get a new job, or simply just trying to add a few new friends, having a great network will help you accomplish anything you want faster!

Watch the video for my four top tips to improve your offline networking:

What do I mean by offline networking? I mean networking events that happen in person.

A great way to find some awesome networking events in your town is to go to Eventbrite and simply browse what is going on in your city. Once you’ve established some events to attend, you also want to make sure that you really get the most out of these networking events. I recently served on a panel for General Assembly, and we had some great takeaways that I’m going to be sharing with you today.

Four Ways to become an offline networking machine:
  1. Start viewing your connections as social capital. The founders of VentureFizz has coined this phrase. What they mean by that is, that your connections actually are worth something. Examples: I connected two of my friends a while ago, and together they grew a non-profit that has since helped a lot of other people, so it really created value in terms of money for others. I also recently met a woman at another networking event and we were discussing healthcare, and it turned out that she was paying about 10 times too much for her healthcare. All I did was put her in touch with my healthcare guy, and that then saved her money. So as you can see, there’s huge value in the connections that you already have.
  2. You want to view your networking a little bit like you’re going on a first date. So just like you wouldn’t walk into the room and immediately start to tell everybody everything about you, you’ll rather walk into a room and start asking less personal questions and get to know them better. So always make sure that you have a couple of questions in your back pocket that you can pull out whenever you’re feeling a little awkward in talking to people.
    Make sure that you’re adding value. So instead of walking into a room and just going, “Me, me, me.” You want to make sure that you first also add value to the person that you’re talking too. Start thinking about the connections that you have within your network that you can put this person in contact with and how that will help them. Networking is a lot like karma, what you put out there is most likely also going to come back to you. The more positive connections you can put out there and the more value you can give to other people, the more value you’ll receive in return.
  3. Lastly, you definitely want to remember to follow up with people. I know of so many people that I’ve met at networking events that never bother to email me back. That’s a big no-no. When you don’t follow up immediately, that person will forget who you are within a few days. And just because they can’t help you at this moment doesn’t mean that they won’t be able to help you later.

That’s just a few ways to help you become a better networker! Also be sure to read my “Three mistakes to avoid while networking” and “Wanna make networking fun” for more tips to become a networking machine!

Now I’d love to hear from you:

What are your best networking tips? What’s your biggest obstacle when it comes to networking? Tell me below, and feel free to ask me your network-related questions too:

 

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Escape Corporate Burnout!

It seems like corporate burnout has become an epidemic. According to an article in the Huffington Post, this type of burnout is especially prevalent amongst overachievers in their 20s and 30s. It’s no wonder that we hear of so many people who are dreaming about starting their own business.

Escaping the corporate world and becoming a passionate entrepreneur, doing what you love, with a flexible schedule, and making more money is just so much more appealing. Have you ever had this dream? I know I did and hence I wrote about it in my recent Huffington Post Article.

A lot of my coaching clients get stuck in the “How to” phase of turning their idea into a business that earns money immediately. In our sessions, I help them with the exact steps and motivation they need to transition from the corporate world to successful company owners.

Here are the first few steps of the process:

  1. Do your research.

The brainstorming part can be daunting, and I have found that it’s often the part people skip or where they chicken out of their idea altogether. It’s completely understandable because it can be very overwhelming, plus knowing where to start can be tricky. Sound like you? Start here: Make sure that your business idea is something people want and need. How do you do this? Here are a few ideas:

a) Start talking to people and find out whether they want and need your idea, and if they’d pay for a product or service like yours. You can do this in person or send out a survey to your network.

b) Find other people in the market who are already doing what you want to do and start talking to them about their struggles and successes. (Note you’re not talking to these people to start copying them, you’re doing some of this leg work to see if your idea is working out there in the world already. If someone else is already doing what you want to do and have a profitable business doing so, it means that your idea is feasible. The important word here is profitable – there are a lot of people out there not making money in their businesses, make sure the person you’re talking too is successful at their business.)

     2.  How will it produce revenue for you?

This step in the research process often trips people up too.  Again you can find your answers by doing a little legwork:

a) Look to see how others in your market area are producing revenue.

b) Can you duplicate revenue stream ideas from other markets to your product/service? (Here are some examples: can you do auto renewal like most skin care products do? Or can you run workshops/group sessions like fitness instructors, instead of just one-on-one sessions? What about producing a group program like puppy training classes? Can you train/hire others to work for you to scale your product like a spa does?)

3) Is there a way for you start your business on the side while you’re still working your corporate gig?

I love this idea because it involves less risk and makes the transition process from the corporate world to business owner much smoother and less stressful. You can test if your business idea is legit and start to earn revenue without taking too much financial risk.

As a bonus, I created the Profitable Business Brainstorm cheat sheet for you.

 

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And as Tony Robbins said in a recent interview with world-renowned life coach, Marie Forleo:

“It’s a science to achieving. If you want to achieve something, find someone who can give you the result you want.  Model them successfully because success leaves clues.  How do you do it quicker: Obsess about it, focus on it, create emotion to take action, model someone great and with some grace you’ll do it.” Watch his inspiring interview here.

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  1. Telling me what your biggest challenges are in leaving your corporate gig and starting your own business below!
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