How Inexperience, Advice, Coaching and Persistence Is A Recipe For Your Success Podcast available at TheEntrepreneursRadioShow.com for full interview with Andrea Gold
Helpful tips for entrepreneurs and for those who want to be. Business is more than just money, it's your life! So make it more interesting.
Overcoming Fear • Fear is an energy that your mind can manipulate. • “The power of your purpose is greater than your fear.” ~ Andrea Gold • Make sure that you really have that passion, that direction, that sense of wanting to do something great. • Greater than just making some money.
Tips Before Starting A Business • Find people that can mentor you. • People that have information to share or resources to share. • Connect with the local chapter, or the national chapter, or both of that industry association. • Make sure you have enough funds to sustain your business
Helpful Tips on Sales • First of all, you must have the heart of it. You could go through the steps and you can be hired as the sales person and follow the script. But if you're heart isn't in it, you’re not going to be effective.
Helpful Tips on Sales • Second, you must have control over fear when talking to people. It may take some practice. • It's about looking forward to the experience of making a difference for other people instead of focusing on yourself.
Helpful Tips on Sales • Make sure that you really have that passion, that direction, that sense of wanting to do something great. Greater than just making some money.
Helpful Tips on Sales • Sales is also about intuity. • It's about developing that sense of what they really are trying to articulate. Because customers aren't very good at always saying what they want.
Helpful Tips on Sales • It's not just being intuitive, it’s listening and it's asking the right questions. • Sales is listening to their words, it's listening to their pace. It's getting a sense of their background; it's getting a sense of their hesitation, what they're willing to say and what they're willing not to say.
4 Qualities of an Entrepreneur 1. You have to have a good idea. ~ Maybe you have a product or a service that solves a problem, or maybe that improves people's lives.
4 Qualities of an Entrepreneur 2.You have to have the finances of some sort to go for it ~ have a business that you can start and sustain.
4 Qualities of an Entrepreneur 3.You need the guts to actually do it. It's that “get off your duff” and really do it.
4 Qualities of an Entrepreneur 4. This is critical, is the persistencein determinationto sustain yourself to keep going in the down times. ~ don't give up on the eve of success.
Qualities of an Entrepreneur • Use your discrimination. • If you're going to start a business and put your heart and soul into the business, make sure you can sustain the business. And at least have money on hand for rainy times. • It’s all about taking risks, face your fears, and move ahead.