Small business success secret #3

What makes an entrepreneur successful? I believe there are 18 traits. I’ll look at one each day for the next 18 days.

Small business success secret #3: Business owners make fast decisions and embrace the consequences.

Business owners know that there is rarely a perfect choice. They will think briefly about the short and long term costs and benefits, and then they’ll act… without looking back with regret. Learn to think fast and decide fast based.

Small business success secret #2

What makes an entrepreneur successful? I believe there are 18 traits. I’ll look at one each day for the next 18 days.

Small business success secret #2: Business owners need to be people of action. And, whenever possible, that action needs to be oriented towards revenue generation.

Given the choice between planning and action, act. Given the choice between redesigning your marketing brochure and picking up the phone to sell, start dialing.

Small business success secret #1

What makes an entrepreneur successful? I believe there are 18 traits. I’ll look at one each day for the next 18 days.

Small business success secret #1: Business owners need to accept that their effort doesn’t have to be perfect.

This includes websites, sales material, even your sales presentation. It just needs to be good and you can fix it on the fly. A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow. Move off of detail-oriented planning and start working on building your business.