Mastermind with Business Colleagues

An excellent technique for growing your business is to find one or more business colleagues to mastermind with.  Choose people that you like and trust.  This is important so you can be open and talk about your business and your goals and your challenges. Choose a regular time to mastermind together, perhaps once a week or every two weeks.  You can meet in person or by telephone.  Be sure each person has the same amount of  time to talk about their goals and to get ideas and support for moving forward. Believe in each others’ goals the ability to achieve them.  … {Continue Reading… }

Grow Your Business by Speaking for Groups

Another great way to grow your business is to be a speaker for groups in your area.  Many groups need a speaker or program for every meeting.  By contacting these groups and offering yourself as a speaker you are helping them to accomplish their mission.  And it can have many benefits for you and your business too. For example, speaking helps to establish you as a credible expert in your topic area.  It gives people an opportunity to hear you and see you.  It provides people with the chance to interact with you, through questions, feedback, or talking with you … {Continue Reading… }

Grow Your Business–Read Good Books

One of the characteristics of successful business people is that they are always reading and learning.  One of the easiest ways to adopt this habit for yourself is to listen to audiobooks. I just finished listening to the audio version of a very thought-provoking book.  And I want to tell you about it, so that you can benefit from some of the ideas in it too. The book is “The 80/20 Individual” by Richard Koch.  The 80/20 Principle is called the Pareto Principle, and it is the idea that 80 percent of your results often will come from 20 percent … {Continue Reading… }

Grow Your Business Now–Find a Business Buddy

As we continue our series about great techniques to grow your business, I’d like to encourage you to use the technique of finding a business buddy.  Let me explain what I mean.  A business buddy is another business person who wants to grow their business too.  The basic idea is to plan ways to work together to grow their business as well as yours.  One easy way to do this is to set up an accountability check-in process.  This can be a quick phone call during which each of you states what your top actions or priorities are for the day.  … {Continue Reading… }