Each month we interview an Entrepreneur or Expert to share their wisdom with our members. We can’t do them justice here but we can hint at how valuable they have been. Here are some of our favourite Golden Nuggets from this year, one from each month of 2011.
Steve Shaw, Entrepreneur and Developer of SubmitYOURArticle.com – The most dangerous number in business is “one”. Spread your work around so that more than one person can do it.
Brad Burton, Entrepreneur and Founder of 4Networking – Make decisions fast and then live with the outcome. You will get far greater success that way.
John Richardson, Entrepreneur, Author, “Go-to” Coffee Shop Consultant and Speaker on how he got to be a ‘scratch’ golfer in less than a year! The belief that success is possible for you is about 50% of your success; so be sure to keep working on your beliefs and your mindset.
Martin Edwards, CEO of Julia’s House, Dorset’s only hospice for children with life-limiting conditions – Learn from what’s working elsewhere, in other industries, and apply it in your business.
Martin Hogg, CEO of Citizen Enterprises and Social Media Expert - Build some sort of relationship with people before you sell to them. Nobody’s interested in the things you are doing until then.
Tom Maddocks, ex-BBC reporter and “Go-to-Guy” for media training – Use your own personal story in your business and establish yourself as a personality and the ‘local expert’. People connect with stories.
Lara Morgan, Entrepreneur and Founder of Pacific Direct – Persistence is more important than anything else.
Anna Rosier, MD, Organix - Be very clear what you stand for and always remain true to it.
Sue Baker, Entrepreneur and Finance Expert – If you ever want to sell your business you have to be able to step away from it and for it still to function without you. You can only do that if you have systems for everything.
James Layfield and Steve Pette, Co-founders of Central Working – Do not go into business just for the money. Keep your vision pure and the money will follow because of your clarity and focus.
Emma Rea, Brand Expert and Founder of Number 71 - Don’t let the noise of others drown out your own inner voice; follow your heart and intuition.
Dave Gillard, Gold Member, Entrepreneur and Founder of GiggleBooth – Build partnerships with other businesses that can offer something to your customers. Think carefully about what else your customers are interested/involved in and how can you meet that need. And from us a huge ‘thank you’ to all these exceptional people for giving freely of their time and their expertise.