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To Dos & Not To Dos That Move Business Forward                                                                          Em...
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To Dos & Not To Dos That Move Business Forward                                                                      Entrep...
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To Dos & Not To Dos That Move Business Forward                                                                      Kansas...
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To dos & not to dos that move business forward

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Small businesses and entrepreneurs often get stuck. This deck gives concrete tips for moving business forward. Worksheets are available by contacting Terri S. Turner.

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To dos & not to dos that move business forward

  1. 1. FastTrac© Forward Kansas Women’s Business Center April 17, 2012 To Dos and Not To Dos That Move Business Forward
  2. 2. FastTrac© ForwardTo Dos & Not To Dos That Move Business Forward Embracing Mistakes
  3. 3. To Dos & Not To Dos That Move Business Forward Embracing Mistakes – To Dos • Tweak and refine image and branding for atFastTrac© Forward least a year • Test market place response by conducting lots of reality research • Trust your gut • Remember everyone has an opinion, so filter with your strategic sieve • Use your mission and core values as a benchmark for yes and no • NO is a good thing • Remember you are an expert with value
  4. 4. Embracing Mistakes – Not To Dos To Dos & Not To Dos That Move Business ForwardFastTrac© Forward • Go in with your eyes closed • Forget WIFM • Lose your passion • Stop seeking solutions and resources • Compare yourself to “Susie Seems So Successful” • Be afraid of change • Dismiss the customer
  5. 5. FastTrac© ForwardTo Dos & Not To Dos That Move Business Forward Do It. See It.
  6. 6. Do It. See It. Then You Will Believe It To Dos & Not To Dos That Move Business ForwardFastTrac© Forward • URL, website, social media and digital footprint • Practice: “I am founder, owner, genius behind, creator of….” • Network • Cultivate Circles of Influence • Complete TST Business Basics Worksheet •
  7. 7. Do It. See It. - To Dos To Dos & Not To Dos That Move Business ForwardFastTrac© Forward • Define success • Follow up • Benchmark • Accountability • Track • Flexibility to stay the course or detour • Celebrate
  8. 8. Do It, See It. - Not To Dos To Dos & Not To Dos That Move Business ForwardFastTrac© Forward • Get derailed by shiny object syndrome • Lose focus listening to everyone’s opinion • Forget you and your sieve • Fall subject to: FEAR - False Evidence Appearing Real
  9. 9. FastTrac© ForwardTo Dos & Not To Dos That Move Business Forward Entrepreneur Realities
  10. 10. FastTrac© Forward To Dos & Not To Dos That Move Business Forward Entrepreneur Truths 1. Solopreneur doesn’t have to be solo 2. Home office doesn’t have to always be at home 3. Money is always a concern 4. “No” is one more step toward “Yes” 5. Hours are 24/7 6. Understand how to strike when the iron is hot 7. A plan is worthless without the follow up plan 8. It takes three to five years to turn a profit
  11. 11. FastTrac© Forward To Dos & Not To Dos That Move Business Forward Entrepreneur Realities – To Dos • Set weekly, quarterly, yearly goals • Find an infrastructure that works for you • Invest in free – then upsell • Take advantage of Kansas City’s rich resources • Set limits and boundaries (ie: repeated prospect coffee appointments) • Include and balance client/customer, business development, pipeline, present and future in weekly activity • Research
  12. 12. To Dos & Not To Dos That Move Business Forward Entrepreneur Realities – Not To Dos • Neglect the 90-day pipeline particularly whenFastTrac© Forward success is at your door • Forget “you” time • Underestimate your value and the value of your product/service • Misunderstand the value of free, nor the cost of free • Forget or shy away from “the ask” • Lose sight of your personal mission, your passion, your commitment to your dream
  13. 13. FastTrac© ForwardTo Dos & Not To Dos That Move Business Forward Resources
  14. 14. To Dos & Not To Dos That Move Business Forward Kansas City Small Business Resources Women’s Business CenterFastTrac© Forward Aspire KC KC Source Link Smart Connect KC Non Profit Connect ACA (American Club Association) Chambers of Commerce ECJC Johnson County Laura Wynn Linking Community College Professionals -- KSBDC Constant Contact (Paige Cahill) -- Entrepreneurship Program Thinking Bigger Events & StartKC Calendar eWomen Network Kauffman Foundation
  15. 15. FastTrac© Forward To Dos & Not To Dos That Move Business Forward Online Resources LinkedIn Groups Google Alerts hubspot.com chrisbrogan.com hbr.org Inc.com grammar-monster.com
  16. 16. Thank YouFastTrac© Forward Kansas Women’s Business Center Terri S Turner April 17, 2012 terri@terristurner.com 913.406.8636 Website: terristurner.com Facebook: facebook.com/tstbusinessstrategies LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/terristurner
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