Posted on September 28, 2009 by Donna Price, Marketing Strategist & Business Consultant
Shine the Light on You
As a business owner, you know the focus is on the customer. They are the ones that make your business into a success. In order to give more to your customers and your employees, you might have to hog the spotlight for a little while.
Business has its ups and downs. Everyone is happy when things are going well, but not so enthusiastic when things are going the other way. That is the time when your positive attitude needs to really kick in. Believe in your business again. It may have been a long time since youve asked yourself what makes you and your business tick. Do you still stand by your product and/or service? Of course you do.
Go Back to School
Even business owners need to add new skillsets. This is especially true if you conduct business on the Internet. There are so many new ways to market your product you may think you need to take a class to be sure you have learned all that you need to know.
So, lets go back to school. Take some time out of your schedule to take an online tutorial or classes at the community college. Those with the expertise are offering their skills to you. Learn website design, website building, HTML, podcasting, link building, content writing, social networking and a host of other skills to enhance your business and your confidence.
As an added bonus, learning more skills also increases your confidence. You will feel more comfortable as a business owner. Interacting with other professional business people in person at conferences or online wont be as daunting. Youll be able to speak intelligently about a number of subjects much to your success.
Make Your Presence Known
Entrepreneurs hold business conferences all across the country. You can find out about them at online in forums, on websites or in the local newspaper. Attend one or two and find out what others are doing in the business world. It is a perfect excuse to place a business card in every hand that you shake.
Enjoy yourself. Ask questions and take notes. At work, you are the boss but here, you can play the avid pupil. Registering for a conference can be costly, but it is a worthwhile investment if you find the right one.
Its okay to take top priority sometimes if it is for the sake of your business. Expanding your horizons in different ways can be a big boost to your bottom line and your self esteem. Enroll in a class, find a conference, or teach yourself a new skill that will benefit both you and your business today.
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