Check out my latest podcast interview with Bianca on the #SocialSavvySpotlight. We got down into the topics that are often ignored by entrepreneurs. Everyone wants to know how to find a gazillion followers on social media without asking the KEY question. So listen for ideas on how to grow your biz.
If you run a service based business, sales is necessary. But darn! It can be so hard to deal with rejection when people don’t want to buy your services. Because it’s not that they are saying “no”. They are saying no to YOU!
So how do you overcome this hurdle? How do you find more people that are interested in your services? And best of all, how do you convert more people who are interested into actual paying customers?
I share a key insight in this video. There are about 20 insights in this video! LOL. As I can’t resist when it comes to helping entrepreneurs uncover what they don’t know that they don’t know.
I share the insight so you can apply it in your business. And I also give an example of how I have used it in my business.
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Before you crack open the new fancy schmancy calendar, review last year’s WINS!!!
Whether you are running a side hustle or a full time enterprise, you wear the C.E.O. hat. At all times. You have a responsibility to strategize, plan, and see the big picture for your business.
Even when you are still the chief bottle washer.
But that can be ALOT. Trust me I get it. We are pros at checking the list.
But the big picture goal setting. Whew! That’s hard.
- Visualizing the growth opportunities
- Developing a plan for marketing that includes key metrics
- Getting out of our comfort zones
- Understanding how to navigate the gaps and areas of where you didn’t get your goals
So here is a quick story and three easy ways to get you started:
If you are struggling about how your business can participate in Black Friday, I’ve got some solutions in my video below.
Even if you are a busy shop owner – like the pie company I mentioned – you can engage in the holiday spending season. Why? People are going to spend money this time of year. Why shouldn’t they support small businesses??
And yes, I get that you are an eternal perfectionist who wants to spend 10 months on your website. Or you are still battling over which service offering to share.
I’ve got some tools to help you cut through the noise.
The truth of the matter is you HAVE to become an expert at sales. Even if you HATE selling. So roll up your sleeves and get some quick wins.
Plus I’ll be happy to answer any questions to arise! Just shoot a comment to me.
Highlights from the video include:
- 1 easy tool to share your Black Friday special that DOESN’T REQUIRE A WEBSITE!!
- The reason why ALL small businesses should run a Black Friday special – it’s more than sales
- How you can sell in the next few days even if you don’t have inventory
No time to listen? No worries! I’ll share the highlights below the video.
I’m betting you have a list of reasons why you aren’t interested in promoting a Black Friday special.
- I can’t afford to discount my prices drastically.
- I don’t have a ton of inventory.
- I wouldn’t know where to start.
- I don’t have the business model that makes sense to run a Black Friday special.
- It’s just too much work to my already overloaded calendar
These are all legit concerns. It IS a heavy lift. You to think and execute a promotion that makes sense to your bottom line.
However, you might want to participate after listening to the audio below. There are sooooo many benefits besides earning revenue. Sure, sales is a great thing! But as a small business owner you want to learn how to connect with your people intimately – and Black Friday specials can help you do just that.
So listen to the audio or read the short list below:
I overheard someone asking “Would you be my mentor?” It’s such a tough question!! You are trying to grow your business and need help. But you know that your chances of getting “yes” are pretty slim.
So how do you do it well?
I participated in a small business mentoring roundtable this year. Attendees asked one question and the mentors shared advice. My job – along with the other mentors – was to give amazing on the spot coaching.
Which of course, lead to ongoing mentoring requests as soon as the event concluded.
But, I had the chance to see a few participants nail the request. I wanted to share how they did it. It might give you some ideas to grow your business by getting expert advice in your corner.
Can you relate to this scenario?
You are in the midst serving several clients. Your schedule is packed. You are giddy with the invoices that you are able to send out.
So of course you are bound to forget this KEY thing in your business.
Check out the video:
Did you ever write this “I am DETERMINED to grow my business” list?
- I’m gonna make 10k this month
- I will land 5 new clients
- I’m going to grow my social media by 1,000 new followers
- I’m going finish my website relaunch
You might be missing out on a key variable when you set these growth goals. You have to start first with: