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Top 10 Success Tips for Small Business

Small business adviceThe Globe and Mail’s Report on Small Business in conjunction with Achilles Media brought a one-day event to Vancouver recently. The event was geared to entrepreneurs, to kick-start small and medium enterprise to the next level.

These are my top 10 success tips for small business gleaned from industry speakers and seasoned entrepreneurs at the event.

  1. Listen to your gut
  2. Know your core values
  3. Make the most of your capital:  your vision, time and energy
  4. Make mistakes and learn from them
  5. Don’t take No for an answer
  6. Stick to your core competency
  7. Stamp out fears and take calculated risks
  8. Position yourself for success by marketing to those who depend on your services
  9. Talk to your customers about your ideas to gain insights
  10. Find a mentor to support you on your journey

Bonus tips… here are a few more I would personally add to the list…

11. Find your own cheerleading squad – a support network of people you trust

12. Know what you don’t know, build a strong team of experts around you

13. Make a plan and implement it

I know you’ve heard this all before and that it’s nothing new. But I invite you to ask yourself, of the 13 success tips listed on this page – how many of them are you actually doing and consistently taking action on in your business?

About Michela Quilici

International Business Growth Coach, Award-winning Marketing Strategist, Best-Selling Author, Forbes Coaches Council, and Global Leader at Women Speakers Association. Known as a Business Navigator, Michela works with growth-minded business owners, service professionals and CEOs who want to accelerate growth and scale their business, while building a business aligned to who they are.

She is passionate about creating roadmaps that ignite leaders to take inspired action to navigate their growth on purpose using strategy, systems and self-leadership, so they can get noticed, get clients and get profitable.