Recently I worked with an entrepreneur who continually asked me how old job candidates were as they were considered for positions in his company. His concern was about the “culture” that he was creating and would not admit it, but, did not want older people in his company. His perspective was driven by money and moldability. Young, inexperienced people are less expensive than older people.
The measure of how badly you want something, in my opinion, starts with actually identifying what it is you want.
The very first lesson in owning your own business is the sooner you can become results focused and stop being process focused, the sooner you can achieve the results that you so desperately want to create.
Everyone from your customers, to your vendors, to your website, to your sales people, to the reports you create will be driven by item numbers and the item number sort.
If you’re in the consumer product world, the BEST thing that can happen is to have lots of people use your photos without needing to hunt you down or ask your permission.
Your time will be disappear like sand in an hourglass if you don’t get these addresses all lined up. If you already have an overloaded personal email box, create a new one.
When you were in school, whether you recognized it or not, your entire world was prepared for you. Before each term, you knew where to go, when to show up, the reading material you would need. You knew…….
Every retailer fundamentally has 5 pillars to how they position themselves which in turn generates their traffic – Location, customers, product mix, service and price.
Sometimes the thinking for a new product is truly beyond the reach of most people in their current paradigm. An automobile not a horse. An electric light not a candle. A TV not a radio.
As a core tenet of our business rationale, scalability, I discuss scaling a business often. I have learned through the experience that scalability does not have the same meaning to all business owners.