The tools that empower large corporations are the exact same tools that can help small business owners. An advanced phone solution like hosted VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) is a great example.
Mark Cuban, an investor, entrepreneur, personality on the ABC show “Shark Tank” and owner of the Dallas Mavericks NBA team discussed entrepreneurship and current events during Denver Startup Week 2017. Brad Feld, a venture capitalist at Boulder’s Foundry Group and co-founder of Techstars, moderated the conversation between he and Charlie Ergen, founder of Dish Network.
Here’s how INK Communications Co. turned typical business growth strategy on its head and came out better for it.
If you don’t currently have a practice of finding a quiet space and turning off the noise for a bit, I strongly recommend it.
Leaders develop better when apart of a community, even if they’re starting a business independently.
It’s nice to think that you don’t have to compete, but that’s naïve. There are usually a number of players trying to satisfy a customer’s need in the same market space.
When you explore with positive intention and forward momentum, you expand your influence factor.
First-to-market strategies can be successful if a business is prepared and understands that their time in the limelight is limited and then must be ready to move on to the next big thing.
Positive cash flow can help maintain operations, adapt to changing business needs and ensure the company continues to run smoothly.
You achieve a faithful following by earning it. People are smart. They can sense when you, as a business, have their best interests at heart, versus when you’re solely out to maximize profit.
I had breakfast this morning with two fellows who enjoy business as much as I do. We all left with more energy and scheduled another meeting. If you head for the office (or factory or airport) without that feeling at least half of your days, you’re squandering your life.
We can create better environments with higher EQ and ultimately keep talent from leaving. But we have to manage this.