Running a successful business is like any other endeavor; it takes a village. You have a deep understanding of your products and services and are certainly good at some things, you’re not likely an expert in everything your business needs to reach the next level of success. Having trusted advisors can help you see resources, get candid feedback, and help you grow leaps and bounds ahead of doing it all alone.
Let’s stop trying to do everything ourselves and seek the advice and wisdom of those with complementary talents to grow our businesses and communities. It takes a village to build a successful business. Find those who support your vision, and lean in—you’ll be amazed at what a unique and fulfilling experience it can be.
Referrals are the key to personal success, but how do you get them and how do you put them to work for you? There are a lot of subtleties to doing this right. Financial advisor Alice Tang tells what has worked for her over the years in this video interview on “The Imperfect Feminist.”
When she started as a financial advisor, Alice Tang made 25,000 cold calls the first year and earned exactly $2,000. That clearly wasn’t going to be her path to success. She soon learned what works and shares it in this video interview on “Cowbells and Conversations.”
Be of service and don’t stay silent. While things have dramatically changed around the globe this last month, some things remain the same. The attention you give to those who matter most in your personal, professional and community networks is imperative for your...