Surviving in Business: Startup Advice from Global Business Experts
“We all want to thrive, but sometimes it feels like survival is the best we can hope for”.
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You maybe nervous about taking the leap, but if you want to start your own business, sometimes you have to break out on your own and begin to build. We all find ourselves trying to survive at our business at some point, but we have to keep up in what we do, – no matter how big or small your business is.
According to Hannah Fleishman “Small businesses are deceiving. Why? Because there’s really nothing small about them. The ideas that spark them, the minds that lead them, the risks that advance them, and the heart that goes into them — they’re all pretty … big”.
Thomas F. Darden
In Donald Trump’s “The Best business Advice I Ever Received”, Thomas F. Darden, chairman of Quicksilver Resources shared seven simple principles for building a successful business. Here they are:
#1. Go where the traffic isn’t
#2. You will never achieve more than you are willing to settle for
#3. The only currency that has finite limits is time…so spend it wisely
#4. You make your money when you buy, not when you sell
#5. Get in too late and get out too early
#6. Do business with good people
#7. Be one of those good people and people will do business with you
The first marketing book I ever read in 1990 finished with a great sentence that I still write today on the front page of all my notebooks. “You can have everything you want in life if you just help enough other people get what they want”.
The author of one of the books in marketing, “Re-Imagine”. Gave three advice you ever need to do to succeed in business. They are:
#1. Work harder than everyone else.
#2. Go into every meeting more prepared than everyone else.
#3. Always have a clever piece of research up your sleeve.
Eric is the Co-Founder & CEO, BrightGauge Software
“Starting a small business is like riding an intense roller coaster. There are tons of twists, turns, loops, ups, and downs. Sometimes you manage the business thinking about the next quarter, and sometimes it’s just managing hour by hour. The key is to stay focused and enjoy the thrill of the ride.”
John C. Maxwell
John C. Maxwell is an American author, speaker, and pastor who has written many books, primarily focusing on leadership. Among the many books he has written are; “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership” and “The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader”. His advice is: “People will always describe you in one sentence. So you best make sure it’s a good one”.
Mark Hudson, President, Guardian Call
“Network to find like-minded business people who you can talk to about your day-to-day activities. Decompressing, venting, sounding bored — whatever you want to call it — they will see solutions that are hidden in plain sight. Maybe you’ll answer your own questions once you hear yourself out loud. You’ll do them the same favour in return. And don’t limit it to just a few people — make it a larger circle, and make it social. Like a temporary, rotating, casual advisory board. Refreshments wouldn’t hurt.”
Lisa Gilbert is the Chief Marketing Officer at IBM UK & Ireland.
“You just need to have ‘one win’ every day. You may have lots of challenges and difficulties throughout the day, but if you just keep hold of that one win and remind yourself of them all regularly, you will always be ok and do great work”.
I am the Founder and President of Young Leaders Arena. Formerly I was the Chief Editor and program co-ordinator at Walktall. Author of the upcoming Book; Success Recipe: Start up Tool-kit for exceptional business growth. I have written numerous articles on both leadership, business start up, entrepreneurship. I have served as thought leader in many societies and organisations, including the Forum on Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. I obtained my post graduate from the prestigious University of Port Harcourt. I also have a Bachelors from the Delta State University, Abraka. Twitter & Instagram: @Charlessholokwu