Let’s talk about one of the most common questions I come across with my clients, and in my entrepreneurial communities. The most common questions revolves around the importance if a social media presence. And, although a lot of time is spent asking how to grow a business on social media – what some people should […]
Knowing how much money you have and how much you’re going to need to start and maintain your business. Knowing who your target audience is and how you plan to reach them with marketing. Knowing how you plan to grow, how you plan to staff, how you plan to pay that staff and how you plan to manage your business during a crisis. These are all things that you probably know, as an entrepreneur, but having them in your head doesn’t help you to effectively #createyourowneconomy.
Hiring staff or outsourcing work to other companies is fraught. You want to be sure that the people you are hiring/outsourcing to are right for your business and the roles you need filled but it’s a rare newly launched business that has a full HR team available to handle the process for you.
Depending on whom you speak with, business lifecycles number anything from four phases to seven. But whichever ‘theory’ you might subscribe to, the phase that tends to create the most stress for people who aren’t directly part of your business is the growth phase.
Every time you get on an airplane, you will hear the same instructions: if the oxygen masks descend, put yours on before helping your kids or others who might need assistance. It’s simple: if you pass out, you’re no help to anyone. The same is true for your business. As entrepreneurs, it’s too easy to go down the path of working 90 hours and ignoring your body and health. The reality is, however, that you are your business and if you don’t take care of yourself, your business has no chance.
A mentor is defined as: “A trusted counselor or guide”. (Source) Ask any mentor or mentee and you will likely find that their experience has been a positive one, on both sides. And that’s the key: it needs to be a good experience for both the mentor and the mentee. A one-way street does not a trusted relationship make.
I’m the guy. Bob Minhas. I am a speaker, an educator, a writer and a motivator. I’m the person that stands on the cross section of two areas of knowledge that all entrepreneurs need to move their scalable ideas to their next level of evolution: innovation and policy. In other words, I’m the one who can help you find the start of your very own yellow brick road.
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