This image is not what The Startup Curve looks like according to Paul Graham and Fred Wilson, VC and principal of Union Square Ventures.
“To all those entrepreneurs whittling away in their offices trying to find out when to release their product to the market, I say “get on with it”. You are going to have to go on the roller coaster ride at some point. Might as well start now.” - Fred Wilson
With so many mom and pop shops opening, and then quickly closing, the way to win in small business is endurance and outlasting the competition. This infographic provides data on the longevity of small businesses and how your business can live into it’s old age.
Your skills aren’t holding you back from making big sales. Your low emotional IQ is. Here are the six mistakes you’re making:
Mistake 1: You don’t make an emotional connection. Mistake 2: You talk too much. Mistake 3: You lack self-awareness. Mistake 4: You can’t adapt. Mistake 5: You’re not authentic. Mistake 6: You lack humility.
Are you making these mistakes? if so, read more on how you can right these wrongs and increase your sales.
1. Know where you’re starting from (A). 2. Know where you want to be (B). 3. Build a plan to get from A to B. 4. Take massive action based on that plan. 5. Observe whether you’re closer to B. 6. If the plan is working, double down on step 4. 7. If the plan isn’t working, go back to step 3.
Why It Pays to Be Humble by Gary Vaynerchuk on OPEN Forum
These days, starting a new company, pivoting or bringing your existing company into the tech field is common fare for the small-business owner. In this video, expert and experienced entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk offers his best advice on how to succeed when you’re entering unknown territory. Hint: it’s much more discreet than you’d think.
Is email marketing still relevant and useful for small businesses? According to this infographic it is; 67.8 billion dollars in sales will come from emails. Use this infographic to motivate and double check that your email marketing strategy is on point.