Today at #businesslunchclub on Twitter, we were joined by BusinessLunchClub co-founder Heather Villa. Heather has started a number of businesses (and she and I have also collaborated on the recently released ebook How to Generate MORE BUSINESS and HIGHER PROFIT from a WordPress Website).
Heather has started several successful ventures over the years, which include her own consulting business at HeatherVilla.com, a multi-staff virtual assistant firm IAC Professionals and an online bookkeeping service IAC-EZ (which recently merged with another company), as well as other businesses and joint ventures.
This was our conversation:
Aaron: @IAC_Heather … You’ve started several businesses. What’s your secret to success? #blc
Heather: @AaronHoos innovative ideas, seeing things through to the end, learning how to delegate and manage, and hard work #blc
Aaron: @IAC_Heather I know you have lots of ideas. How do you decide which ones to act on? #blc
Heather: @AaronHoos i don’t. I typically act on the ones that I think are filling the voids in the marketplace first. Its hard it varies. – #blc
Heather: @AaronHoos depends on what my schedule and budgets are like. #blc
Aaron: @IAC_Heather (If you can share this)… what will you do differently in the future when you start something else? #blc
Heather: @AaronHoos try to not have multiple launches at once and focus on one at a time. #blc
Our time at BusinessLunchClub was short but we were still able to get to some good tips for entrepreneurs who want to start and grow successful businesses:
- Find holes in the marketplace and innovate a solution
- See the work through to the end
- Delegate and manage others to do the work for you
- Work hard
- Stay focused
Thanks for your input today, Heather!
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