I have now written 50 posts on this blog, and thought it be a good time to look back on what I have learned. I started writing this blog over a year ago, and somewhere along the way I lost track of that reason.
I feel I lost my way after I started working with my first client. An interesting thing started to happen when I would sit down to write a post each week. I had so many exciting things I wanted to write about, but I realized that I was filtering everything out.
I have been working on my business plan which forces me to take a look at the details of the company. From this I have been doing a lot of thinking about my leadership team, or should I say lack of. I have for some time been wanting to bring on more people, but how do you know what would be best. The people you have on your team is key to the success of any business, so it is a big decision. So let me share with you my thoughts on building my leadership team.
Are you the founder of a small business? Do you work at a small business? Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Chances are pretty high that you have said yes to 1 or 2 of these questions. Forbes estimates there are about 27 million small businesses in the United States. A small business is defined as any company with less then 500 employees. Over 50% of the working population works in a small business.
With so many things competing for their customers attention it is very challenging for a small business to stand out. In this post I wanted to talk about a service my business is offering to small and mid-size businesses that will help them gain more loyal customers.
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Why Small Businesses Can’t Afford Not To Have Animated Videos On Their Websites
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As I mentioned before when running your own business you often have to wear many different hats. The hat that I have been wearing the most lately is my marketing hat… specifically the advertising one. You might be thinking to yourself that marketing and advertising is the same thing. Although they are often thought to be two words that describe the same thing they are in fact different.
Several years ago I wrote down 3 phrases; Learn it, Master it, and Redefine it. Whether it is learning a new skill, or starting a new job this explains how I approached new things. It was frustrating to me that I always felt others would be able to jump into new tasks much quicker then I could. I often was a slow starter, but would eventually catch up, and often surpassed others in understanding the task. After reflecting on how I approached new situations I saw a pattern in myself that helped me understand how I work.