CBNation Feed http://feed.informer.com/digests/WM3WBIU9SU/feeder CBNation Feed Respective post owners and feed distributors Wed, 18 Aug 2021 16:19:44 -0400 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ Monday Motivation: WHEN LIFE BREAKS YOU https://hear.ceoblognation.com/2022/11/28/monday-motivation-when-life-breaks-you-2/ Hearpreneur urn:uuid:e33da034-8275-9c93-d4b2-1d3c8e16f093 Mon, 28 Nov 2022 09:16:12 -0500 This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off inspired to become great. Here are some takeaways from the video: It is staying with the breaking that produces the blessing Find your reason to keep going, the fight is just beginning In fighting on, you become and remain unbroken &#8230; <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="WHEN LIFE BREAKS YOU–(Best motivational Video Ever)" width="1220" height="686" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ew0KADmeYXU?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off inspired to become great.</p> <p>Here are some takeaways from the video:</p> <ul> <li>It is staying with the breaking that produces the blessing</li> <li>Find your reason to keep going, the fight is just beginning</li> <li>In fighting on, you become and remain unbroken</li> <li>There is an opportunity to get better every time you break</li> </ul> IAM1568 – Digital Marketer Supports Businesses by Increasing Revenue Through Marketing Automation https://iamceo.co/2022/11/28/iam1568-digital-marketer-supports-businesses-by-increasing-revenue-through-marketing-automation/ I AM CEO Podcast urn:uuid:c83adc60-5cf7-fda3-9ff0-535f5375cb59 Mon, 28 Nov 2022 06:16:06 -0500 <p>As the owner of SalesSong Studios, a Digital Marketing Agency, Heather Remec helps service-based businesses with Lead Generation, Sales Funnels, Copywriting, Facebook and Instagram Advertising, Digital Marketing Strategy, and Services in order to nurture your audience and scale your business. The goal of her services is to support businesses by increasing revenue, scaling online, creating &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co/2022/11/28/iam1568-digital-marketer-supports-businesses-by-increasing-revenue-through-marketing-automation/">IAM1568 &#8211; Digital Marketer Supports Businesses by Increasing Revenue Through Marketing Automation</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co">I AM CEO Podcast</a>.</p> <p class="p1"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-173714" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-59.png" alt="" width="1280" height="720" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-59.png 1280w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-59-300x169.png 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-59-1024x576.png 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-59-768x432.png 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-59-390x220.png 390w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-59-150x84.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-59-500x281.png 500w" sizes="(max-width: 1280px) 100vw, 1280px" />As the owner of SalesSong Studios, a Digital <a href="https://iamceo.co/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Marketing</a> Agency, Heather Remec helps service-based businesses with Lead Generation, <a href="https://iamceo.co/sales" title="CEO Hacks - Sales" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Sales</a> Funnels, Copywriting, Facebook and Instagram Advertising, Digital <a href="https://iamceo.co/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Marketing</a> Strategy, and Services in order to nurture your audience and scale your business.</p> <p class="p1">The goal of her services is to support businesses by increasing revenue, scaling online, creating <a href="https://iamceo.co/sales" title="CEO Hacks - Sales" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">sales</a> pathways through marketing automation (which provides leads ready to buy), and creating brand visibility leading to sales. She helps to set a business apart by finding and nurturing ideal clients and creating customized marketing automation to position the business as THE option, leading these clients to understand the value of your higher-end services.</p> <ul> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Story: </b>Attended a business program as a sophomore that helped greatly in elevation for business. Her mentor got connections with businesses. And so at 16, she landed a job at a fortune 500. The quick learning curve for Heather, dressed for success in the corporate environment. She left corporate, shifted and studied psychology and biology, and became a medical counselor for a while, which helped her understand more about people as a marketer. Moved into the online space in 2014, and focused on multiple areas in helping businesses online across the world rather than just in the local community.</li> <li class="p1"><b>Business Service: </b>Marketing firm.<b> </b>Lead Generation, lead magnets, sales funnels, copywriting, Facebook and Instagram advertising, and digital marketing strategy.</li> <li class="p1"><b>Secret Sauce: </b>The ability to understand the humanistic standpoint of a client. Helping clients to show and tell their own beliefs.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Hack: </b><a href="https://iamceo.co/hr" title="CEO Hacks - Human Resources &amp; Human Capital" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Hiring</a> the right people. <a href="https://iamceo.co/hr" title="CEO Hacks - Human Resources &amp; Human Capital" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Hiring</a> process. Personality tests, knowing their strengths and weaknesses. Take care of your team.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Nugget: </b>Give your team scope of what’s happening, when you start a project try to limit the amount changes &#8211; do a solid marketing strategy first.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Defined: </b>Professionally its impact &#8211; the ability to positively impact your team.</li> </ul> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><a href="https://iamceo.co/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Website</a>: <a href="https://salessong.com/">salessong.com</a></span></p> <p class="p1">Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/heatherremec/">heatherremec</a></p> <hr /> <p>Check out one of our favorite CEO Hack’s <a href="http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=425146&ADID=532853&SID=" rel="external noopener noreferrer nofollow" data-wpel-link="external">Audible</a>. Get your <a class="pretty-link-keyword" title="CEO Hacks - Free" href="https://iamceo.co/free" rel="">free</a> audiobook and check out more of our favorite CEO Hacks <a href="http://cbnation.co/hacks" rel="external noopener noreferrer nofollow" data-wpel-link="external">HERE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co/2022/11/28/iam1568-digital-marketer-supports-businesses-by-increasing-revenue-through-marketing-automation/">IAM1568 &#8211; Digital Marketer Supports Businesses by Increasing Revenue Through Marketing Automation</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co">I AM CEO Podcast</a>.</p> 30 Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Came Up With Their Business Name https://hear.ceoblognation.com/2022/11/27/30-entrepreneurs-reveal-how-they-came-up-with-their-business-name/ Hearpreneur urn:uuid:74097c56-29e2-5e68-815e-fed13b4b75c9 Sun, 27 Nov 2022 12:16:28 -0500 The idea of exactly what your business is going to do usually comes first. Secondly, most often, is giving a title to your idea. What exactly is going to be the name of your business? Some people turn to their childhood for inspiration or a beloved family pet. It could be a made-up word you &#8230; <p>The idea of exactly what your business is going to do usually comes first. Secondly, most often, is giving a title to your idea. What exactly is going to be the name of your business? Some people turn to their childhood for inspiration or a beloved family pet. It could be a made-up word you dream of one night and feel has the right ring to it. Even still some people study foreign words for the perfect meaning behind their chosen business. Whatever the inspiration or relation may be, naming your business is one of the most important parts of becoming a CEO. Having a brand behind a strong title can make all the difference in the world.</p> <h2>#1- One idea for one client</h2> <figure id="attachment_215315" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215315" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Michael-Chepurnyak.jpg"><img decoding="async" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215315" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Michael-Chepurnyak-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Michael-Chepurnyak-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Michael-Chepurnyak.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215315" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Michael Chepurnyak</figcaption></figure> <p>Being a small cozy design studio at first, we understood we had to have a catchy name. I lived in Düsseldorf for some time, and there I came up with the company name idea: “one (idea) for one (client)”, “each custom product for each client”, and “one and only solution for each business partner. That’s what we were going to do: not copy, but create an effective solution, that meets particular business needs. That’s why ein (one in German) is present in the name. Moreover, des-ein sounds like design.</p> <p>Thanks to Michael Chepurnyak, <a href="https://ein-des-ein.com/">Ein-des-ein</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#2- A moniker to honor my heroes</h2> <figure id="attachment_215316" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215316" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Steve-Pogson.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215316" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Steve-Pogson-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Steve-Pogson-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Steve-Pogson.jpg 260w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215316" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Steve Pogson</figcaption></figure> <p>My father, who was one of my greatest heroes, passed away a few years ago. And then shortly after that, my dearly adored father-in-law. My father-in-law studied nuclear chemistry, and my father was a geologist. The idea was to think of a name that would honor both of them because they were both interested in minerals. We combined certain words to create something that sounded intriguing but was also crucial and for which a domain name was readily available.</p> <p>Thanks to Steve Pogson, <a href="https://www.firstpier.com/">First Pier</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#3- After the special feature of our community</h2> <figure id="attachment_215317" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215317" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Mackenzie-Quinn-scaled.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215317" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Mackenzie-Quinn-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215317" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Mackenzie Quinn</figcaption></figure> <p>Our business name was an easy decision: we named it Headframe Spirits after a really special feature of our Community. Butte, Montana was a copper mining town. 100 year ago, it was where much of the copper came from that helped light up the world. Miners went underground, up to a mile deep, to mine copper, risking life and limb. Today about a dozen of the structures—Headframes—that lowered and raised men and raised copper ore from the earth still stand in Butte. We named our company knowing that we all have the privilege and responsibilities.</p> <p>Thanks to Mackenzie Quinn, <a href="https://www.headframespirits.com/">Headframe Spirits</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#4- Simple meaning of Noite Rose</h2> <figure id="attachment_215318" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215318" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Diandra-Harvin.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215318" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Diandra-Harvin-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215318" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Diandra Harvin</figcaption></figure> <p>The simplistic meaning of Noite Rose is evening rose. We can all trace back to a time when we received a long stem at a romantic dinner, a bouquet on a holiday, or petals when our partner greeted us at the door. No matter your unique experience, we all have one that evokes a feeling in us. Another special reason behind the name is my late grandmother’s name is Rosie. She provided jobs to numerous women with a third-grade level education by mastering cooking. I admire her drive and dedicate this business to her legacy.</p> <p>Thanks to Diandra Harvin, <a href="https://noiterose.com/">Noite Rose</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#5- Catchy and welcoming name</h2> <figure id="attachment_215319" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215319" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Kuba-Koziej.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215319" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Kuba-Koziej-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Kuba-Koziej-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Kuba-Koziej-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Kuba-Koziej-1024x1024.jpg 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Kuba-Koziej-768x768.jpg 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Kuba-Koziej-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Kuba-Koziej.jpg 1677w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215319" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Kuba Koziej</figcaption></figure> <p>To have a positive impact in the field of parenting, one of the biggest niches on the Internet, we needed a catchy and welcoming name. After hours of brainstorming, we had an epiphany: what could be more inviting than literally greeting someone? “Hi” is a simple, familiar word that makes everyone feel welcome. I also love the double meaning hidden in “hiJunior”. At the same time, it’s a greeting to the children of the people who visit our site and also to the situation of the majority of our audience.</p> <p>Thanks to Kuba Koziej, <a href="https://hijunior.com/">hijunior</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#6- Everyone who works in sales knows its meaning</h2> <figure id="attachment_215320" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215320" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Dan-Stewart.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215320" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Dan-Stewart-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Dan-Stewart-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Dan-Stewart.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215320" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Dan Stewart</figcaption></figure> <p>We fully admit &#8216;Happy Grasshopper' is not the most obvious name for a company. And yet&#8230; since 2010, it's generated a lot of curiosity about what we do. We chose it because everyone who works in sales knows what it feels like to be treated like an insect. We figure, if you're going to be a bug, you may as well be a Happy Grasshopper. You become one by building and maintaining great relationships with everyone you serve.</p> <p>Thanks to Dan Stewart, <a href="https://happygrasshopper.com/">Happy Grasshopper</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#7- We wanted to incorporate positive storytelling</h2> <figure id="attachment_215321" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215321" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Zane-Landin.png"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215321" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Zane-Landin-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215321" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Zane Landin</figcaption></figure> <p>The mainstream media could have taken a more conscious, deliberate role in telling stories about how the pandemic impacted people's mental health. I started a digital magazine dedicated to the accounts of mental health and diverse communities. I wanted to incorporate positive storytelling elements to captivate readers because the world at the time felt dim and filled with darkness. The name Positive Vibes Magazine was born because people desperately needed positivity.</p> <p>Thanks to Zane Landin, <a href="https://positivevibesmag.com/">Positive Vibes Magazine</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#8- Embodied one of our core values</h2> <figure id="attachment_215322" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215322" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Lisa-Sigman.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215322" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Lisa-Sigman-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Lisa-Sigman-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Lisa-Sigman.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215322" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Lisa Sigman</figcaption></figure> <p>The concept of the business came first, along with our mission. As soon as we landed on “In The Know Legal” we knew it was exactly the right fit as it embodied one of our core values – removing the knowledge barrier for coaches when it comes to legal issues, reflecting the idea of “you don’t know what you don’t know.” Plus, “in the know” embodied a fun twist on the idea of that friend that always seems to just be ahead of the curve and has the best advice and tips to share.</p> <p>Thanks to Lisa Sigman, <a href="https://intheknowlegal.com/">intheknowlegal</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#9- <strong>How my life and finances came to be</strong></h2> <figure id="attachment_215323" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215323" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Derek-Sall.....jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215323" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Derek-Sall....-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215323" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Derek Sall</figcaption></figure> <p>For me, coming up with my business name meant telling my story, as the business is built on my own personal experiences. It’s about my life and how I managed my <a href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/financial" title="CEO Hacks - Financial" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">finances</a>, and now I want to help other people that happen to be in the same shoes. I sat down one day in my office, proud of what I have accomplished, and realized that I want to share all the knowledge that I have acquired throughout the years in which I got my personal <a href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/financial" title="CEO Hacks - Financial" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">finances</a> under control.</p> <p>Thanks to Derek Sall, LifeandMyFinances!</p> <hr /> <h2>#10- It stands for regular expression</h2> <figure id="attachment_215324" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215324" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Julia-Ivanova.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215324" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Julia-Ivanova-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215324" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Julia Ivanova</figcaption></figure> <p>Our company is called Regex SEO, where regex stands for regular expression and SEO obviously for search engine optimization. Regular expressions are used in SEO; without going too deep, you can check out this SEJ article about regex in SEO to understand what it means. We picked up this name because I, as the founder, consider myself a nerd. I’m so much into math and programming, so I decided that this type of wordplay would be a great fit for the name of a digital <a href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a> agency.</p> <p>Thanks to Julia Ivanova, <a href="https://www.regexseo.com/">RegexSeo</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#11- By word translation into a different language</h2> <figure id="attachment_215325" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215325" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Marketa-Chalupnikova.png"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215325" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Marketa-Chalupnikova-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Marketa-Chalupnikova-150x150.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Marketa-Chalupnikova-300x300.png 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Marketa-Chalupnikova.png 460w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215325" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Marketa Chalupnikova</figcaption></figure> <p>Our company's mission is to help with the <a href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/apps" title="CEO Hacks - Apps &amp; Software" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">software</a> translation process. When we were searching for business ideas, my co-founder had an idea to use a Google translator. So we simply tried translating the word translation into different languages to generate a list of words to play with afterward to invent a neologism. The best part is that made-up names are rarely taken by other businesses and are likely to be good candidates for a trademark. However, do some research to be sure that there isn't some negative meaning to your neologism.</p> <p>Thanks to Marketa Chalupnikova, <a href="https://tolgee.io/">Tolgee</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#12- Wanted it to sound authentic</h2> <figure id="attachment_215326" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215326" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Natalia-Grajcar.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215326" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Natalia-Grajcar-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215326" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Natalia Grajcar</figcaption></figure> <p>When thinking of names for my business theme wanted them to sound authentic. It mattered to me that we were as transparent as possible with our customers, and for our values to shine through our name even just a little bit. Which is why I went with Natu.Care, a name made out of two words that are at the heart of the business. Nature, stands for being one with nature, our ingredients are all 100% natural, and we don’t use plastics. Whereas Care refers to taking care of ourselves, which is why the company was born in the first place.</p> <p>Thanks to Natalia Grajcar, <a href="https://natu.care/pl">Natu Care</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#13- Something that would convey the work we do in a unique way</h2> <figure id="attachment_215327" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215327" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Jason-Vaught.jpeg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215327" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Jason-Vaught-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Jason-Vaught-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Jason-Vaught-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Jason-Vaught.jpeg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215327" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Jason Vaught</figcaption></figure> <p>I was scrutinizing for a name that would convey a symbol in a uniquely unique way. I arrived at the name of my company, 805Seo in a very different way I played with numerical means to up the good work (805) as a Seo founder I used innovative ideas to name. I thought we must come up with a unique name that would convey the efforts we take, and our imagination. Once the checklist was assembled, we decided on all the phrases that piqued our ideas. we stopped with numerical connecting to English words.</p> <p>Thanks to Jason Vaught, <a href="https://805seo.com/">805Seo</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#14- Enable a healthy environment for dogs</h2> <figure id="attachment_215328" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215328" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/​Steve-Harris.jpeg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215328" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/​Steve-Harris-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/​Steve-Harris-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/​Steve-Harris.jpeg 272w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215328" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: ​Steve Harris</figcaption></figure> <p>By founding Daily Dog Stuff, our motive is to encourage health awareness regarding dogs and furnishing information related to any medical casualties. The name arose from the point that as an adviser, we operate as an informal adviser to the public related to dogs – providing the knowledge, medicines, and motivation to enable a healthy environment for dogs and achieve their fullest potential. I love instructing people on how they can improve the health issues of dogs, making a safe place for pets.</p> <p>Thanks to ​Steve Harris, <a href="https://www.dailydogstuff.com/">Daily Dog Stuff</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#15- Company's name explains its motto</h2> <figure id="attachment_215329" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215329" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Ryan-Knoll.jpeg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215329" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Ryan-Knoll-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Ryan-Knoll-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Ryan-Knoll-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Ryan-Knoll.jpeg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215329" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Ryan Knoll</figcaption></figure> <p>This company's name explai IAM1567 – Innovator and Coach Helps People Achieve Their Creative Potential https://iamceo.co/2022/11/27/iam1567-innovator-and-coach-helps-people-achieve-their-creative-potential/ I AM CEO Podcast urn:uuid:08c42e47-4586-bebe-6bee-f68c163c0878 Sun, 27 Nov 2022 06:16:46 -0500 <p>Steven is a leading voice in the global movement for conscious creativity. He has more than 25 years of experience as an organizational development expert facilitating the creativity of scientists, engineers, business leaders, and professionals across industries to blaze new trails, catalyze creative potential, and deliver real-world innovation. His recently released book, &#8220;Creative Together: Sparking &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co/2022/11/27/iam1567-innovator-and-coach-helps-people-achieve-their-creative-potential/">IAM1567 &#8211; Innovator and Coach Helps People Achieve Their Creative Potential</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co">I AM CEO Podcast</a>.</p> <p class="p1"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-173704" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-58.png" alt="" width="1280" height="720" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-58.png 1280w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-58-300x169.png 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-58-1024x576.png 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-58-768x432.png 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-58-390x220.png 390w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-58-150x84.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-58-500x281.png 500w" sizes="(max-width: 1280px) 100vw, 1280px" />Steven is a leading voice in the global movement for conscious creativity. He has more than 25 years of experience as an organizational development expert facilitating the creativity of scientists, engineers, business leaders, and professionals across industries to blaze new trails, catalyze creative potential, and deliver real-world innovation. His recently released <a href="https://iamceo.co/books" title="CEO Hacks - Books" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">book</a>, &#8220;Creative Together: Sparking Innovation in the New World of Work&#8221; helps readers rewrite the story of who they are as creators and learn to create more effectively with others. As Steven often says, &#8220;to innovate, we have to get creative. Together!&#8221;</p> <ul> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Story:<span class="Apple-converted-space">  </span></b>Dr. Steven created his company for the express purpose of accommodating individual's creative potential. Helping people activate their potential and use it in business in life and anywhere they need to change the status quo, reinvent and pioneer.</li> <li class="p1"><b>Business Service: </b>Gifted methodology. Helping people to achieve their creative potential.</li> <li class="p1"><b>Secret Sauce: </b>The ability to know and explain the creativity aspect of giftedness. Listening to people &#8211; what they really want to create, to see how to shape or support, and coaching/consulting. Helping people unlock their potential.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Hack: </b><a href="https://iamceo.co/books" title="CEO Hacks - Books" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Book</a> mention:<i> Getting Things Done by David Allen</i> &#8211; work-life management system.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Nugget: </b>Focus on the next actions, the very next step to move forward.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Defined:<span class="Apple-converted-space">  </span></b>It’s a mindset &#8211; long-term sustainability, long-term value creation, empowering others. Strong vision.</li> </ul> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><a href="https://iamceo.co/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Website</a>: <a href="http://www.stevenkowalski.com/">www.stevenkowalski.com</a></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">LinkedIn: <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevenkowalski/">stevenkowalski</a></span></p> <p class="p2">Amazon book link: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/1774581620/ref=sr_1_1">https://www.amazon.com/dp/1774581620/ref=sr_1_1</a></p> <hr /> <p>Check out one of our favorite CEO Hack’s <a href="http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=425146&ADID=532853&SID=" rel="external noopener noreferrer nofollow" data-wpel-link="external">Audible</a>. Get your <a class="pretty-link-keyword" title="CEO Hacks - Free" href="https://iamceo.co/free" rel="">free</a> audiobook and check out more of our favorite CEO Hacks <a href="http://cbnation.co/hacks" rel="external noopener noreferrer nofollow" data-wpel-link="external">HERE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co/2022/11/27/iam1567-innovator-and-coach-helps-people-achieve-their-creative-potential/">IAM1567 &#8211; Innovator and Coach Helps People Achieve Their Creative Potential</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co">I AM CEO Podcast</a>.</p> IAM1566 – CEO Helps Professionals Create Persuasive Pitches https://iamceo.co/2022/11/26/iam1566-ceo-helps-professionals-create-persuasive-pitches/ I AM CEO Podcast urn:uuid:020e380e-8e74-52e6-5664-d47249f7a85e Sat, 26 Nov 2022 06:16:13 -0500 <p>CEO &#038; Co-founder of Brevity Pitch, an AI-powered software helping professionals, create persuasive pitches, Kelvin Johnson has versatile career experience as a CPA, consultant, and executive at a fast-growth tech startup in Denver. He is the author of the forthcoming novel, “Don’t Fear The Sharks: Six Principles to Pitch Investors,” coming out in October 2022. &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co/2022/11/26/iam1566-ceo-helps-professionals-create-persuasive-pitches/">IAM1566 &#8211; CEO Helps Professionals Create Persuasive Pitches</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co">I AM CEO Podcast</a>.</p> <p class="p1"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-173702" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-57.png" alt="" width="1280" height="720" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-57.png 1280w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-57-300x169.png 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-57-1024x576.png 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-57-768x432.png 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-57-390x220.png 390w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-57-150x84.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-57-500x281.png 500w" sizes="(max-width: 1280px) 100vw, 1280px" />CEO & Co-founder of Brevity Pitch, an AI-powered <a href="https://iamceo.co/apps" title="CEO Hacks - Apps &amp; Software" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">software</a> helping professionals, create persuasive pitches, Kelvin Johnson has versatile career experience as a CPA, consultant, and executive at a fast-growth tech startup in Denver. He is the author of the forthcoming novel, “Don’t Fear The Sharks: Six Principles to Pitch Investors,” coming out in October 2022. Johnson graduated from Villanova University with a Master's of Accountancy.</p> <ul> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Story: </b>From CPA to management consulting helping early-stage entrepreneurs with their <a href="https://iamceo.co/financial" title="CEO Hacks - Financial" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">finances</a>, sales, and most especially the pitch. Communications <a href="https://iamceo.co/apps" title="CEO Hacks - Apps &amp; Software" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">software</a> as a service company serves the <a href="https://iamceo.co/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">market</a> gap in creating clear, concise, and compelling stories</li> <li class="p1"><b>Business Service: </b>AI-powered tool that helps people craft and deliver pitch deck that sells. Relevant for fundraising, sales, interview for a job, or corporate presentations.</li> <li class="p1"><b>Secret Sauce: </b>The aggregation of helping people refine their story, content, message, and delivery.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Hack: </b>Deep breathing exercises. Journaling &#8211; R (recognition of the emotions) A (acceptance of the emotions) I (investigating why, what's the root cause) N (nourishment/non-identification)</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Nugget: </b>Hire by methodology. Stay consistent.<b> </b>Especially in the early stage of the company.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Defined: </b>Chief energy officer, chief everything officer. CFO chief follow-up officer. Time blocking.</li> </ul> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong><a href="https://iamceo.co/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Website</a>: </strong><a href="https://brevitypitch.com/">brevitypitch.com</a></span></p> <p class="p1">LinkedIn: <a href="http://linkedin.com/in/kelvin-johnson-cpa">kelvin-johnson-cpa</a></p> <hr /> <p>Check out one of our favorite CEO Hack’s <a href="http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=425146&ADID=532853&SID=" rel="external noopener noreferrer nofollow" data-wpel-link="external">Audible</a>. Get your <a class="pretty-link-keyword" title="CEO Hacks - Free" href="https://iamceo.co/free" rel="">free</a> audiobook and check out more of our favorite CEO Hacks <a href="http://cbnation.co/hacks" rel="external noopener noreferrer nofollow" data-wpel-link="external">HERE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co/2022/11/26/iam1566-ceo-helps-professionals-create-persuasive-pitches/">IAM1566 &#8211; CEO Helps Professionals Create Persuasive Pitches</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co">I AM CEO Podcast</a>.</p> 30 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Deal With Constant Changes in Technology https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/2022/11/25/30-entrepreneurs-explain-how-they-deal-with-constant-changes-in-technology/ Rescue a CEO urn:uuid:3c6f2938-534a-f7c7-ca05-57c2d392b17f Fri, 25 Nov 2022 12:16:54 -0500 With every technology change, we have to work extra hard to adapt and embrace it. We also have to deal with information overload and filter out what is not helpful to our business. Innovation and technology are processes that won't stop any time soon thus coping with the changes is essential for every business. Continuous &#8230; <p>With every technology change, we have to work extra hard to adapt and embrace it. We also have to deal with information overload and filter out what is not helpful to our business. Innovation and technology are processes that won't stop any time soon thus coping with the changes is essential for every business. Continuous learning and support of technology are one of the ways businesses can deal with the changes.</p> <p>Here's how entrepreneurs and business owners cope with constant technological changes.</p> <h2>#1- Constantly educating myself</h2> <figure id="attachment_400382" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400382" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Sinoun-Chea.jpg"><img decoding="async" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400382" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Sinoun-Chea-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Sinoun-Chea-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Sinoun-Chea.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400382" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Sinoun Chea</figcaption></figure> <p>In my experience, constant technological changes can be overwhelming but also exciting. It is essential to stay on top of the latest developments and trends in your industry, so I make sure to constantly educate myself through reading industry publications, attending conferences, and staying connected with my peers. As an entrepreneur or business owner, being adaptable is crucial for success.  I also have a team dedicated to keeping our company’s technology up-to-date.</p> <p>Thanks to Sinoun Chea, <a href="https://shiftweb.com/">ShiftWeb</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#2- Using discretion</h2> <figure id="attachment_400383" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400383" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Gerrid-Smith.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400383" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Gerrid-Smith-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Gerrid-Smith-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Gerrid-Smith.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400383" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Gerrid Smith</figcaption></figure> <p>Technology is constantly changing, and at times the rate of change can be dizzying. It is important to stay current in understanding the changes, and you’ll need to be aware of the changes and keep yourself informed, but using discretion is the biggest tip I can give. Not all changes in tech are necessary to adopt for your business. Having a strong understanding of the needs of your business and where your processes stand for improvement will help you in determining what new technologies to incorporate.</p> <p>Thanks to Gerrid Smith, <a href="https://joyorganics.com/">Joy Organics</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#3- Embracing technological changes</h2> <figure id="attachment_400384" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400384" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/David-Batchelor.jpeg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400384" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/David-Batchelor-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400384" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: David Batchelor</figcaption></figure> <p>I believe the first step is to simply embrace the technological changes that are happening around us. We have to remember that these advancements don't wait for anyone, and neither does our competition. However, you do have to be mindful of what technology you decide to invest in. Not everything is going to be beneficial to your company/circumstances, so there needs to be a thorough evaluation on that end. If your team gives it the green light, you should look to take advantage quickly&#8211;become a first-mover.</p> <p>Thanks to David Batchelor, <a href="https://www.dialmycalls.com/">DialMyCalls</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#4- Hiring an IT consultant</h2> <figure id="attachment_400385" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400385" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Mia-Cloud.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400385" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Mia-Cloud-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Mia-Cloud-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Mia-Cloud-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Mia-Cloud.jpg 320w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400385" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Mia Cloud</figcaption></figure> <p>For someone like me who works in the legal industry, tech can be a major asset as well as a huge hindrance if not done correctly. Hiring a tech expert or IT consultant is a good idea if you want to ensure you make the most out of new tech. If you feel like new tech can help your business and you want to take a major initiative to introduce it to your company, then I’d recommend you do the same. Technology really does have the capability of taking your business to the next level, but it isn’t as easy as clicking a few buttons.<br /> Thanks to Mia Cloud, <a href="https://cloudlawfirm.com/">Cloud Law Firm</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#5- Through industry groups on LinkedIn and Facebook</h2> <figure id="attachment_400386" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400386" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Leonardo-Gomez.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400386" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Leonardo-Gomez-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Leonardo-Gomez-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Leonardo-Gomez.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400386" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Leonardo Gomez</figcaption></figure> <p>You can only keep yourself informed and never let your guard down. Every month, there are new advances in my field (SaaS), therefore it's imperative to keep up. I read the most significant industry blogs, as well as groups on Facebook and LinkedIn, to stay updated. Because you can learn so much more from the questions individuals ask, these communities and groups are perhaps even more crucial. You'll constantly be up to speed if you surround yourself with people in your field that specialize in different areas of technology.</p> <p>Thanks to Leonardo Gomez, <a href="https://tryrunball.com/">Try Runball</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#6- Considering people first</h2> <figure id="attachment_400387" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400387" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Megan-Mbengue.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400387" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Megan-Mbengue-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Megan-Mbengue-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Megan-Mbengue.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400387" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Megan Mbengue</figcaption></figure> <p>Understand how human behavior affects the adoption of new technologies. Most individuals feel like their days are like changing tires on a moving car, therefore very few people arrive at work thinking, I want to test a new technology today. Start with a small group of early adopters who don't share that sentiment. Then, have them present the technology to a wider group of key influencers—individuals with sizable networks who will disseminate the word.</p> <p>Thanks to Megan Mbengue, <a href="https://www.trustedcannanurse.com/">Trusted Canna Nurse</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#7- Accepting it</h2> <figure id="attachment_400388" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400388" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Steve-Sacona.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400388" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Steve-Sacona-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Steve-Sacona-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Steve-Sacona.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400388" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Steve Sacona</figcaption></figure> <p>It's surely not easy to keep up with the constant changes in technology. Technology is becoming a major part of everyone’s daily lives. It is developing at a rapid rate day by day. To deal with this constantly changing technology one just need to accept it. Once you accept it hire IT, consultants, to learn to use this technology to your advantage. Apply these changes in your company and work. Adapting to the technology can make your company grow at a faster pace with desirable outcomes.</p> <p>Thanks to Steve Sacona, <a href="https://www.top10lawyers.com.au/">Top10lawyers</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#8- Focusing on one thing at a time</h2> <figure id="attachment_400389" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400389" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Matt-Wilson.png"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400389" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Matt-Wilson-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Matt-Wilson-150x150.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Matt-Wilson.png 300w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400389" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Matt Wilson</figcaption></figure> <p>Doing business in today's world means constantly having to adapt and change with the times. This can be especially difficult for businesses that must keep pace with constantly changing technologies. It can seem overwhelming, but I have been able to navigate this challenge by focusing on one thing at a time. By focusing on one at a time, I can keep my eyes on the prize, instead of getting lost in all that needs to be done. Focus on one thing at a time and you'll be able to keep pace with constant technological changes.</p> <p>Thanks to Matt Wilson, <a href="https://liftyourgame.net/">Lift Your Game</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#9-  Adopting a systematic approach</h2> <figure id="attachment_400390" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400390" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Dr.-Cary-Goldstein-REV-.jpeg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400390" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Dr.-Cary-Goldstein-REV--150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400390" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Dr. Cary Goldstein</figcaption></figure> <p>It is essential to adopt a systematic approach to keep yourself ahead of the curve. There are many tools and resources available to help you to stay informed and updated. Websites are useful resources. You can find out about the latest news and announcements through the feeds. Also, you can follow influencers and experts in your field and learn from them. By studying and practicing the skills of the most successful people, you will develop your own strategy and you will be able to benefit from their knowledge.</p> <p>Thanks to Dr. Cary Goldstein, <a href="https://www.goldsteinonline.com/">Goldstein Dental Center</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#10- Planning ahead</h2> <figure id="attachment_400391" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400391" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Jared-Floyd.png"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400391" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Jared-Floyd-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Jared-Floyd-150x150.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Jared-Floyd-300x300.png 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Jared-Floyd.png 340w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400391" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Jared Floyd</figcaption></figure> <p>As we try to cope with the constant changes in technology, we need to figure out how to adapt to them. One of the most important strategies for coping with constant changes is planning ahead. You have to make a plan. You must have a vision of where you want to be in five years, ten years, or twenty years. Then, once you’ve mapped out your vision, you have to break it down into small steps. These steps need to include short-term and long-term goals.</p> <p>Thanks to Jared Floyd, <a href="https://www.ajaxcreative.com/">Ajax Creative</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#11- Going with the flow</h2> <figure id="attachment_400392" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400392" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Amit-Chauhan.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400392" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Amit-Chauhan-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Amit-Chauhan-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Amit-Chauhan.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400392" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Amit Chauhan</figcaption></figure> <p>Technology by nature is meant to be constantly evolving which provokes our devices and <a href="https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/apps" title="CEO Hacks - Apps &amp; Software" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">software</a> on them to update at frequent intervals. To deal with such changes in the <a href="https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/apps" title="CEO Hacks - Apps &amp; Software" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">software</a>, we provide updated SOPs and training to all the stakeholders involved. It is also important to be proactive and follow the upcoming trends. This obviously helps in preparing for it but also helps in making updates promptly. Besides, we closely study the changes and evaluate their effect on our solution.</p> <p>Thanks to Amit Chauhan, <a href="https://www.akounto.com/">Akounto</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#12- Keeping up with changes</h2> <figure id="attachment_400393" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400393" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Carolyn-Young.png"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400393" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Carolyn-Young-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Carolyn-Young-150x150.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Carolyn-Young-300x300.png 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Carolyn-Young.png 512w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400393" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Carolyn Young</figcaption></figure> <p>Keeping up with changes in technology is a constant process of education. Our technology team is continuously monitoring what’s happening in technology so that we can adopt the necessary technologies and the ones that can benefit our business by improving processes or <a href="https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/productivity" title="CEO Hacks - Productivity" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">productivity</a>. Our technology team then has to educate the rest of the team about the technologies and how to best utilize them to make their lives easier. Fortunately, our team is very agile so we’re able to adapt quickly.</p> <p>Thanks to Carolyn Young, <a href="https://stepbystepbusiness.com/">stepbystepbusiness</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#13- Reading technology news</h2> <figure id="attachment_400394" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400394" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Jimmy-Huh-Rev-.png"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400394" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Jimmy-Huh-Rev--150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400394" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Jimmy Huh</figcaption></figure> <p>Make a habit of reading technology news or following tech-focused blogs and websites. This will help you stay up-to-date on the latest developments which will help you succeed in your career. I make a point to stay informed about the latest trends in my industry. This helps me to understand what new technologies are being developed and how they could be used in my industry. You can read everything online, but you need to remember that it's also essential to talk to other people who are working in the field.</p> <p>Thanks to Jimmy Huh, <a href="https://www.jimmyhuh.com/">JH SEO</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#14- Being flexible</h2> <figure id="attachment_400395" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400395" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Ivo-Iv-1.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400395" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Ivo-Iv-1-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400395" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Ivo Iv</figcaption></figure> <p>With the rapid changes in technology, one of the most important things is being flexible and willing to learn. You cannot expect that in 20 years, something you were trained to do will still be in demand. Outdated technology and refusal to change make evolution impossible. Technology is an excellent and necessary tool to grow your business. So you should be open-minded to changes and use technology to its fullest. I try to keep an open mind and not brush off certain ideas as fads.</p> <p>Thanks to Ivo Iv, <a href="https://www.decorhomeideas.com/">Decor Home Ideas</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#15- Actively seeking feedback</h2> <figure id="attachment_400396" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400396" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Jerry-Han.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400396" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Jerry-Han-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Jerry-Han-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Jerry-Han-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Jerry-Han.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400396" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Jerry Han</figcaption></figure> <p>Being in touch with the needs of my team, and making a conscious effort to avoid shiny object syndrome are my best assets. Actively seeking feedback on pain points within their weekly duties will help justify adding a tool to aid in that specific area. This prevents me from purchasing unnecessary tools that a Expert Helps Managers Become Influential Leaders https://cbnation.tv/2022/11/25/expert-helps-managers-become-influential-leaders/ CBNation TV – Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business urn:uuid:5a638e30-c4d9-bdbb-9587-9dba1c3e34b5 Fri, 25 Nov 2022 11:31:36 -0500 <p>Brian Rollo is the leading expert on using the habits of influential leadership to build high performing organizational cultures, unleash the potential of employees, and reduce executive stress. Brian has used his powerful frameworks and processes to help hundreds of managers become influential leaders. He is also the acclaimed author of The 10 Habits of &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv/2022/11/25/expert-helps-managers-become-influential-leaders/">Expert Helps Managers Become Influential Leaders</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv">CBNation TV - Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business</a>.</p> <p><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-30215" src="https://iamceo.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2021/02/Copy-of-I-am-CEO-Podcast-Season-3-2021-02-02T084719.684-1024x576.png" alt="" width="1024" height="576" /></p> <p>Brian Rollo is the leading expert on using the habits of influential leadership to build high performing organizational cultures, unleash the potential of employees, and reduce executive stress. Brian has used his powerful frameworks and processes to help hundreds of managers become influential leaders. He is also the acclaimed author of The 10 Habits of Influential Leadership.</p> <ul> <li><strong>CEO Hack: </strong>Step process</li> <li><strong>CEO Nugget: </strong>Distinguish between the balcony and dance floor</li> <li><strong>CEO Defined: </strong>Helping more people</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://cbnation.tv/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Website</a>: <a href="https://brianrollo.com/">https://brianrollo.com/</a></p> <p>LinkedIn: <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianlrollo/">https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianlrollo/</a><br /> <a href="https://cbnation.tv/books" title="CEO Hacks - Books" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Book</a>: The 10 Habits of Influential Leaders <a href="https://amzn.to/39vcw66">https://amzn.to/39vcw66</a></p> <h2>Full Interview:</h2> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="Expert Helps Managers Become Influential Leaders" width="1220" height="686" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Jg_cREKRrzE?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv/2022/11/25/expert-helps-managers-become-influential-leaders/">Expert Helps Managers Become Influential Leaders</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv">CBNation TV - Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business</a>.</p> Author Derives Lessons on Historical Leadership https://cbnation.tv/2022/11/25/author-derives-lessons-on-historical-leadership/ CBNation TV – Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business urn:uuid:4b0d4639-11d5-f7ba-a9f3-c7c16f572302 Fri, 25 Nov 2022 11:28:33 -0500 <p>Jan-Benedict (“JB”) Steenkamp is Knox Massey Distinguished Professor of Marketing at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. In a recent Stanford University study, he was ranked in the global top 0.1% across all sciences. JB has written several books for business practitioners, his most recent one being Time to Lead: Lessons for Today’s &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv/2022/11/25/author-derives-lessons-on-historical-leadership/">Author Derives Lessons on Historical Leadership</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv">CBNation TV - Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business</a>.</p> <p><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-large tie-image30212" src="https://iamceo.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2021/02/Copy-of-I-am-CEO-Podcast-Season-3-2021-02-02T082953.886-1024x576.png" alt="" width="1024" height="576" /></p> <p>Jan-Benedict (“JB”) Steenkamp is Knox Massey Distinguished Professor of <a href="https://cbnation.tv/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Marketing</a> at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. In a recent Stanford University study, he was ranked in the global top 0.1% across all sciences.</p> <p>JB has written several <a href="https://cbnation.tv/books" title="CEO Hacks - Books" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">books</a> for business practitioners, his most recent one being Time to Lead: Lessons for Today’s Leaders from Bold Decisions that Changed History. In today’s time of global crisis and obvious lack of faith in leaders at all levels, more than ever, we need to – and can – learn from the great men and women in the recent and more distant past, who often faced much greater challenges. He has given executive seminars and guest lectures on all continents and to a multitude of organizations including the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.</p> <ul> <li><strong>CEO Hack: </strong>Taking leadership tests</li> <li><strong>CEO Nugget: </strong>Having the motivation and resilience to overcome adversity</li> <li><strong>CEO Defined: </strong>Leader with the ability to get the organization into the direction they want to achieve</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://cbnation.tv/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Website</a>: <a href="https://www.jbsteenkamp.com/">https://www.jbsteenkamp.com/</a></p> <p>LinkedIn: <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/jan-benedict-steenkamp-bb535ab/">https://www.linkedin.com/in/jan-benedict-steenkamp-bb535ab/</a></p> <p><a href="https://cbnation.tv/books" title="CEO Hacks - Books" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Book</a> link: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Time-Lead-Lessons-Leaders-Decisions/dp/1734324821/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2MEQO8HFMRF72&dchild=1&keywords=jan-benedict+steenkamp&qid=1607026595&sprefix=jan-b%2Caps%2C165&sr=8-1">https://www.amazon.com/Time-Lead-Lessons-Leaders-Decisions/dp/1734324821/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2MEQO8HFMRF72&dchild=1&keywords=jan-benedict+steenkamp&qid=1607026595&sprefix=jan-b%2Caps%2C165&sr=8-1</a></p> <h2>Full Interview:</h2> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="Author Derives Lessons on Historical Leadership" width="1220" height="686" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/5TTn-tw9UPo?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv/2022/11/25/author-derives-lessons-on-historical-leadership/">Author Derives Lessons on Historical Leadership</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv">CBNation TV - Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business</a>.</p> IAM1565 – COO, Co-founder and Author Revolutionizing the Future of Professional Organizations https://iamceo.co/2022/11/25/iam1565-coo-co-founder-and-author-revolutionizing-the-future-of-professional-organizations/ I AM CEO Podcast urn:uuid:04a270b1-99f0-db78-0348-37080200a0fc Fri, 25 Nov 2022 06:16:04 -0500 <p>Ryan Paugh is the COO and co-founder of The Community Company, the organization revolutionizing the future of professional organizations. He is also the author of Superconnector: Stop Networking and Start Building Business Relationships That Matter and a renowned thought leader on creating strong communities and teams. Ryan co-founded Brazen Careerist, a career-management site for high-achieving &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co/2022/11/25/iam1565-coo-co-founder-and-author-revolutionizing-the-future-of-professional-organizations/">IAM1565 &#8211; COO, Co-founder and Author Revolutionizing the Future of Professional Organizations</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co">I AM CEO Podcast</a>.</p> <p class="p1"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-173674" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-52.png" alt="" width="1280" height="720" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-52.png 1280w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-52-300x169.png 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-52-1024x576.png 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-52-768x432.png 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-52-390x220.png 390w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-52-150x84.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-52-500x281.png 500w" sizes="(max-width: 1280px) 100vw, 1280px" />Ryan Paugh is the COO and co-founder of The Community Company, the organization revolutionizing the future of professional organizations. He is also the author of Superconnector: Stop Networking and Start Building Business Relationships That Matter and a renowned thought leader on creating strong communities and teams. Ryan co-founded Brazen Careerist, a career-management site for high-achieving young professionals and ambitious college students, and Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invitation-only organization for leading entrepreneurs.</p> <ul> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Story:</b> Ryan jumped into entrepreneurship because of the people with whom he surrounded himself during college and when entering the real world, who are entrepreneurial by heart individuals and high energy. Through those relationships, he became an entrepreneur of his own. Now his business partner, they build a community company which is an organization that helps build and establish forward-thinking communities.</li> <li class="p1"><b>Business Service: </b>Working on how they build relationships, do meetings, and find the right people to connect with.</li> <li class="p1"><b>Secret Sauce: </b>The combination of smart technology and smart emotionally intelligent human beings.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Hack:</b> Share your ideas with others and be vulnerable enough with an idea to allow feedback.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Nugget:</b> Be more brave and bold enough to focus on a sustainable business by yourself (2)Don't be afraid to charge for your products.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Defined: </b>Big-idea-making machine, respectful and well-balanced.</li> </ul> <p class="p1"><a href="https://iamceo.co/website">Website</a><span class="s1">: <a href="https://community.co/"><span class="s2">https://community.co/</span></a></span></p> <p class="p2">Personal <a href="https://iamceo.co/website"><span class="s2">Website</span></a>: <a href="http://ryanpaugh.com/"><span class="s2">ryanpaugh.com</span></a><br /> <a href="https://iamceo.co/books"><span class="s2">Book</span></a> <a href="https://iamceo.co/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Website</a>: <a href="https://superconnectorbook.com/"><span class="s2">superconnectorbook.com</span></a><br /> Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/ryanpaugh"><span class="s2">twitter.com/ryanpaugh</span></a><br /> LinkedIn: <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanpaugh"><span class="s2">linkedin.com/in/ryanpaugh</span></a><br /> YEC, community for top, young entrepreneurs I co-founded: <a href="https://yec.co/"><span class="s2">yec.co</span></a></p> <p class="p2">Episode Link: <a href="https://iamceo.co/2018/12/31/iam140-coo-co-founder-and-author-revolutionizing-the-future-of-professional-organizations/">https://iamceo.co/2018/12/31/iam140-coo-co-founder-and-author-revolutionizing-the-future-of-professional-organizations/</a></p> <hr /> <p>Check out one of our favorite CEO Hack’s <a href="http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=425146&ADID=532853&SID=" rel="external noopener noreferrer nofollow" data-wpel-link="external">Audible</a>. Get your <a class="pretty-link-keyword" title="CEO Hacks - Free" href="https://iamceo.co/free" rel="">free</a> audiobook and check out more of our favorite CEO Hacks <a href="http://cbnation.co/hacks" rel="external noopener noreferrer nofollow" data-wpel-link="external">HERE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co/2022/11/25/iam1565-coo-co-founder-and-author-revolutionizing-the-future-of-professional-organizations/">IAM1565 &#8211; COO, Co-founder and Author Revolutionizing the Future of Professional Organizations</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co">I AM CEO Podcast</a>.</p> IAM1564 – CEO and Co-founder Creates a Community to Improve the Workplace for Women https://iamceo.co/2022/11/24/iam1564-ceo-and-co-founder-creates-a-community-to-improve-the-workplace-for-women/ I AM CEO Podcast urn:uuid:90e138ca-23f4-97a8-a8ef-ac5211a34961 Thu, 24 Nov 2022 06:16:13 -0500 <p>Georgene Huang is obsessed with improving the workplace for women. She’s the CEO and Co-founder of Fairygodboss, the largest career community for women to discover the hard-to-find intel on work-life balance, salary, maternity leave policies, and how companies treat women. Previously she ran the enterprise business at Dow Jones and was a Managing Director at &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co/2022/11/24/iam1564-ceo-and-co-founder-creates-a-community-to-improve-the-workplace-for-women/">IAM1564 &#8211; CEO and Co-founder Creates a Community to Improve the Workplace for Women</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co">I AM CEO Podcast</a>.</p> <p class="p1"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-173670" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-51.png" alt="" width="1280" height="720" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-51.png 1280w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-51-300x169.png 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-51-1024x576.png 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-51-768x432.png 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-51-390x220.png 390w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-51-150x84.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-51-500x281.png 500w" sizes="(max-width: 1280px) 100vw, 1280px" />Georgene Huang is obsessed with improving the workplace for women. She’s the CEO and Co-founder of Fairygodboss, the largest career community for women to discover the hard-to-find intel on work-life balance, salary, maternity leave policies, and how companies treat women. Previously she ran the enterprise business at Dow Jones and was a Managing Director at Bloomberg Ventures. She is a graduate of Cornell and Stanford Universities.</p> <ul> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Story: </b>Georgene had a rough day at her previous large company and she was pregnant during that time, sadly they were laid off including her boss. As she was looking for a job in the marketplace and looking for jobs that balance life and work, Fairygodboss was born which was really meant for women looking for maternity leave and it treats women.</li> <li class="p1"><b>Business Service: </b>Community of women looking for jobs or not looking for jobs.</li> <li class="p1"><b>Secret Sauce:<span class="Apple-converted-space">  </span></b>Having real authenticity. Authentic conversation.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Hack:</b> Being critical of how I spend my time and energy.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Nugget:</b> Having conversations with other founders who have done it before me.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Defined: </b>Getting the best out of your team.</li> </ul> <p class="p2"><a href="https://iamceo.co/website">Website</a><span class="s1">: <a href="https://fairygodboss.com/">fairygodboss.com</a></span></p> <p class="p2"><span class="s1">Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Fairygodboss/">Fairygodboss</a><br /> Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/fairygodboss">fairygodboss</a><br /> Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/fairygodboss/">fairygodboss</a><br /> Pinterest: <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/fairygodboss/">fairygodboss</a></span></p> <p class="p4">Episode Link: <a href="https://iamceo.co/2018/12/28/iam139-%E2%80%8Bceo%E2%80%8B-%E2%80%8Band%E2%80%8B-%E2%80%8Bco-founder-creates-community-to-improve-the-workplace-for-women/">https://iamceo.co/2018/12/28/iam139-%e2%80%8bceo%e2%80%8b-%e2%80%8band%e2%80%8b-%e2%80%8bco-founder-creates-community-to-improve-the-workplace-for-women/</a></p> <hr /> <p>Check out one of our favorite CEO Hack’s <a href="http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=425146&ADID=532853&SID=" rel="external noopener noreferrer nofollow" data-wpel-link="external">Audible</a>. Get your <a class="pretty-link-keyword" title="CEO Hacks - Free" href="https://iamceo.co/free" rel="">free</a> audiobook and check out more of our favorite CEO Hacks <a href="http://cbnation.co/hacks" rel="external noopener noreferrer nofollow" data-wpel-link="external">HERE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co/2022/11/24/iam1564-ceo-and-co-founder-creates-a-community-to-improve-the-workplace-for-women/">IAM1564 &#8211; CEO and Co-founder Creates a Community to Improve the Workplace for Women</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co">I AM CEO Podcast</a>.</p> 30 Entrepreneurs Explain the Effect of Technology on Networking https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/2022/11/23/30-entrepreneurs-explain-the-effect-of-technology-on-networking/ Rescue a CEO urn:uuid:64f7199a-2c11-394d-c122-4047dae63620 Wed, 23 Nov 2022 12:16:24 -0500 Technology is revolutionizing networking every day. To leap the best from your network you have to look at it as a relationships building process rather than ‘what’s in for me?’ Leveraging technology to build relationships has been proven to yield trust within the network and ultimately the best leads. LinkedIn is one of the platforms &#8230; <p>Technology is revolutionizing networking every day. To leap the best from your network you have to look at it as a relationships building process rather than ‘what’s in for me?’ Leveraging technology to build relationships has been proven to yield trust within the network and ultimately the best leads. LinkedIn is one of the platforms where you can build your network.</p> <p>Here’s what entrepreneurs had to say about the effect of technology on networking.</p> <h2>#1- <strong>Technology makes networking a breeze</strong></h2> <figure id="attachment_400344" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400344" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Tom-Monson.png"><img decoding="async" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400344" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Tom-Monson-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400344" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Tom Monson</figcaption></figure> <p>I feel like technology has been a real game-changer for networking. I’ve been able to connect with other business owners in lawn care and landscaping from across the country, without ever leaving my house. This never would have been possible without costly travel and some kind of conference before things like LinkedIn, social media, email, and Zoom. Virtual networking also makes it more accessible for people who may not be able to network in person due to being immunocompromised.</p> <p>Thanks to Tom Monson, <a href="https://www.monsonlawnandlandscape.com/">Monson Lawn & Landscaping</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#2- Easier to share resources</h2> <figure id="attachment_400345" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400345" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Shawn-Plummer.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400345" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Shawn-Plummer-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Shawn-Plummer-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Shawn-Plummer-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Shawn-Plummer-768x768.jpg 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Shawn-Plummer.jpg 800w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400345" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Shawn Plummer</figcaption></figure> <p>Technology makes it easier to share resources as part of your networking strategy. In the past, when you met people in person, it was harder to share information. You might have to mail an interesting journal article to someone in your network; it could take days or weeks to reach the recipient. Today, technology makes it easy to share information. You can reach out to a contact and share links to interesting articles or ideas via messages or email.</p> <p>Thanks to Shawn Plummer, <a href="https://www.annuityexpertadvice.com/">The Annuity Expert</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#3- It builds a foundation for in-person meets</h2> <figure id="attachment_400346" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400346" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Marc-Roca.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400346" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Marc-Roca-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Marc-Roca-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Marc-Roca.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400346" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Marc Roca</figcaption></figure> <p>Entrepreneurs invariably need to use all the tools available to them to get ahead in their careers and excel. Among the many advantages of technology, it certainly builds a foundation for in-person connections and meets. Networking online can be the first step to finding a community that you truly resonate with and connect with. This can lead to conferences, events, and other meets that cement this connection and present great opportunities for all involved.</p> <p>Thanks to Marc Roca, <a href="https://4wdlife.com/">4WD Life</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#4- Changed the way we network in the professional world</h2> <figure id="attachment_400347" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400347" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Gerrid-Smith.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400347" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Gerrid-Smith-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Gerrid-Smith-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Gerrid-Smith.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400347" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Gerrid Smith</figcaption></figure> <p>Our phones are always with us, eliminating a boundary of time that previously existed. You can make an immediate connection with anyone at any time. Physical barriers no longer exist, either. You no longer necessarily need to know the right people to get an introduction anymore. It still helps, but it’s not absolutely necessary. Technology has given us the platforms to make faster connections that can lead to the face-to-face conversation needed.</p> <p>Thanks to Gerrid Smith, <a href="https://joyorganics.com/">Joy Organics</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#5- An excellent tool for knowledge-sharing</h2> <figure id="attachment_400348" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400348" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Craig-Dempsey.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400348" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Craig-Dempsey-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Craig-Dempsey-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Craig-Dempsey.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400348" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Craig Dempsey</figcaption></figure> <p>How we network has been going through a revolution as our technology has become more advanced. It is vital to take advantage of the technological resources we have today. I learned that focusing on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter is essential. These platforms have allowed me to connect with like-minded and inspiring individuals and companies where knowledge-sharing and inspiration are very present. The technology within the networking process has been highly beneficial for me and my business.</p> <p>Thanks to Craig Dempsey, <a href="https://www.bizlatinhub.com/">Biz Latin Hub</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#6- Technology provides an avenue for more efficient communication</h2> <figure id="attachment_400349" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400349" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Abdul-Rahim.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400349" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Abdul-Rahim-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Abdul-Rahim-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Abdul-Rahim.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400349" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Abdul Rahim</figcaption></figure> <p>There is no question that the impact of technology on networking has been massive, and it continues to grow in importance. While faces-to-faces interactions still play a significant role in networking, technology provides an avenue for more efficient communication. For example, email allows you to send messages quickly and easily with minimal overhead costs. So why not take advantage of this excellent tool when networking?</p> <p>Thanks to Abdul Rahim, <a href="https://www.softwaretesttips.com/">Software Test Tips</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#7- Networking is a lost art</h2> <figure id="attachment_400350" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400350" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Preston-Powell.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400350" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Preston-Powell-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Preston-Powell-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Preston-Powell.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400350" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Preston Powell</figcaption></figure> <p>It is somewhere between formal and informal communication, and like perfectly cooked meat, it must be done just right for optimal effect. Tech developments have allowed networking to become smoother and faster. To reach a client far away, you no longer have to send a liaison, messenger, or a dove, you can simply write an email. Technology has also allowed you to build a brand and attract clientele on the web. It is also an inevitable phenomenon today, marking your presence on tech platforms.</p> <p>Thanks to Preston Powell, <a href="https://webserv.io/">Webserv</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#8- Technology has undoubtedly positively impacted networking</h2> <figure id="attachment_400351" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400351" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Sinoun-Chea.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400351" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Sinoun-Chea-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Sinoun-Chea-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Sinoun-Chea.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400351" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Sinoun Chea</figcaption></figure> <p>It allows instant and efficient communication with colleagues, clients, and potential business partners. Technology also increases our global access to information and connections; we can connect with individuals from various industries and locations worldwide through social media and online networking events. I believe that technology dramatically enhances the networking process by providing us with efficient communication channels and expanding our reach beyond traditional boundaries.</p> <p>Thanks to Sinoun Chea, <a href="https://shiftweb.com/">ShiftWeb</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#9- Expanded our ability to connect</h2> <figure id="attachment_400352" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400352" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Emma-Williams.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400352" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Emma-Williams-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Emma-Williams-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Emma-Williams-300x298.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Emma-Williams.jpg 334w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400352" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Emma Williams</figcaption></figure> <p>In my experience, I have witnessed firsthand the impact of technology on networking. Specifically, it has dramatically expanded our ability to connect with organizations and build relationships. Thanks to technology, we can now easily connect with individuals worldwide through social media platforms and digital communication tools. It has allowed us to expand our professional networks and reach new potential business partners or clients. Technology should supplement rather than replace personal interactions in building meaningful relationships.</p> <p>Thanks to Emma Williams, <a href="https://high5test.com/">HIGH5</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#10- Optimized communication</h2> <figure id="attachment_400353" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400353" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Imran-Ali.jpeg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400353" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Imran-Ali-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400353" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Imran Ali</figcaption></figure> <p>Employ your skills to help you engage in more and better talks since conversations are the fundamental building block of optimized communication anchored in technology. Social media is the McDonald's of human interaction; it is quick and convenient but not, particularly filling. Use your tangible items to keep track of recommendation businesses, set reminders for when to regularly follow &#8211; up so you never allow a friendship just wither away, and keep a diary so you can remember crucial facts.</p> <p>Thanks to Imran Ali, <a href="https://www.glasseshut.co.uk/">Glasses Hut</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#11- <strong>We can build an impressive library of social proof</strong></h2> <figure id="attachment_400354" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400354" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Joshua-Nelson.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400354" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Joshua-Nelson-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400354" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Joshua Nelson</figcaption></figure> <p>Technology has been transforming the business landscape since its invention. With technology on our side, CEOs have the unprecedented opportunity to build a library of social proof surrounding their products and services. Many people decide to do business with brands based solely on online reviews. As long as you’re committed to providing a great customer experience, your patrons will have great things to say about you. Their shared insights have the power to create a domino effect of earned business.</p> <p>Thanks to Joshua Nelson, <a href="https://allstatebailbond.com/">Allstate Bail Bonds</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#12- Introduction to digital business cards</h2> <figure id="attachment_400355" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400355" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Stephanie-Venn-Watson.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400355" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Stephanie-Venn-Watson-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Stephanie-Venn-Watson-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Stephanie-Venn-Watson.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400355" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Stephanie Venn-Watson</figcaption></figure> <p>One of my favorite ways that technology is transforming networking is through digital business cards. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve shown up to a networking event only to realize I’m fresh out of cards. Dotcards.net is my favorite option for creating a sharable digital business card, but many options are available. As an added bonus, digital business cards cut down on paper waste, so this tech is another way to live out my business' mission of sustainability.</p> <p>Thanks to Stephanie Venn-Watson, <a href="https://fatty15.com/">fatty15</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#13- Expanded possibilities</h2> <figure id="attachment_400356" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400356" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Gilad-Zilberman.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400356" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Gilad-Zilberman-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Gilad-Zilberman-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Gilad-Zilberman.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400356" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Gilad Zilberman</figcaption></figure> <p>Technology's biggest impact on networking was that it expanded possibilities. Networking was a huge and complicated deal back in the day, and today you have the situation that a new connection is just one LinkedIn message away. Technology greatly impacted what is possible in networking, and there are so many ways today to reach out to new people, start a conversation, and establish a network. Technology has greatly complemented networking, and we must get more of it.</p> <p>Thanks to Gilad Zilberman, <a href="https://seatpick.com/">SeatPick</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#14- <strong> Increased our networking resources</strong></h2> <figure id="attachment_400357" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400357" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Kevin-Miller.jpeg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400357" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Kevin-Miller-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Kevin-Miller-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Kevin-Miller.jpeg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400357" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Kevin Miller</figcaption></figure> <p>Technology has exponentially increased our ability to network. Limits that have existed for all of human history are no longer relevant in a globalized network. For those who put in the work, professionals can connect, or seek partnerships with other professionals from all around the world. In the past, social resources were limited to your local area or network. As those boundaries have shattered, technology has dramatically opened up our world to infinite networking possibilities.</p> <p>Thanks to Kevin Miller, <a href="https://kevinmiller.com/">Kevin Miller</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#15- Made networking more accessible and more automated</h2> <figure id="attachment_400358" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400358" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Karthik-Manoharan.jpeg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400358" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Karthik-Manoharan-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Karthik-Manoharan-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/11/Karthik-Manoharan.jpeg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400358" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Karthik Manoharan</figcaption></figure> <p>Technology has provided fantastic tools for making networking more accessible and automated. You can learn about people on social media before meeting them and creating better professional and personal relationships. This allows you to find common ground with them and determine whether they are good for your professional growth. Although technology can promote networking, it can also stifle it. People who used to thrive socially inside familiar office bubbles a IAM1563 – Founder Runs Private Money Loans Company https://iamceo.co/2022/11/23/iam1563-founder-runs-private-money-loans-company/ I AM CEO Podcast urn:uuid:7e1887dc-c517-83b2-8f29-b44c29d65128 Wed, 23 Nov 2022 06:16:42 -0500 <p>Loren Howard is the founder and President of Prime Plus Mortgages, private money loans company. Loren, who is a serial entrepreneur, loving father and husband, boasts a portfolio of multiple successful companies, world records, and a decorated football career. He is the coveted world record holder for indoor rowing in the 500M, 100M and max &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co/2022/11/23/iam1563-founder-runs-private-money-loans-company/">IAM1563 &#8211; Founder Runs Private Money Loans Company</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co">I AM CEO Podcast</a>.</p> <p class="p1"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-173699" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-56.png" alt="" width="1280" height="720" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-56.png 1280w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-56-300x169.png 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-56-1024x576.png 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-56-768x432.png 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-56-390x220.png 390w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-56-150x84.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-56-500x281.png 500w" sizes="(max-width: 1280px) 100vw, 1280px" />Loren Howard is the founder and President of Prime Plus Mortgages, private <a href="https://iamceo.co/financial" title="CEO Hacks - Financial" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">money</a> loans company. Loren, who is a serial entrepreneur, loving father and husband, boasts a portfolio of multiple successful companies, world records, and a decorated football career. He is the coveted world record holder for indoor rowing in the 500M, 100M and max distance in 1:00. Additionally, Loren proudly serves as the President of the Valley Guardians, a 501c-3 charity that runs on a $0 dollar operating budget, and that offers mentorship, leadership and educational opportunities to underprivileged children in Phoenix, Arizona.</p> <ul> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Story: </b>Loren was always been a football player in high school and in college. With lots of accomplishments came an injury that led him to stop playing. From sports, Loren started venturing into entrepreneurship from one to another &#8211; <a href="https://iamceo.co/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">websites</a>, <a href="https://iamceo.co/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">SEO</a>, lead generation to investments, and loans. With virtual employees in over 4 states, Loren has planted its root and successfully growing.</li> <li class="p1"><b>Business Service: </b>Asset-based loans.</li> <li class="p1"><b>Secret Sauce: </b>Faster service and more efficient decisions.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Hack: </b>A good morning routine.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Nugget: </b>Recognise some unhealthy practices that might deter you from success.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Defined:</b> A journey of knowing yourself.</li> </ul> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong><a href="https://iamceo.co/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Website</a>:</strong> <a href="https://www.primeplusmortgages.com/">www.primeplusmortgages.com</a></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">LinkedIn: <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorenhoward/">lorenhoward</a> , <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/prime-plus-mortgages/">prime-plus-mortgages</a></span></p> <p class="p4">Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/primeplusmortgages">primeplusmortgages</a></p> <p class="p4">Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/primeplusmortgages/">primeplusmortgages</a></p> <p class="p4">Episode Link: <a href="https://iamceo.co/2020/11/22/iam832-founder-runs-private-money-loans-company/">https://iamceo.co/2020/11/22/iam832-founder-runs-private-money-loans-company/</a></p> <hr /> <p>Check out one of our favorite CEO Hack’s <a href="http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=425146&ADID=532853&SID=" rel="external noopener noreferrer nofollow" data-wpel-link="external">Audible</a>. Get your <a class="pretty-link-keyword" title="CEO Hacks - Free" href="https://iamceo.co/free" rel="">free</a> audiobook and check out more of our favorite CEO Hacks <a href="http://cbnation.co/hacks" rel="external noopener noreferrer nofollow" data-wpel-link="external">HERE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co/2022/11/23/iam1563-founder-runs-private-money-loans-company/">IAM1563 &#8211; Founder Runs Private Money Loans Company</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co">I AM CEO Podcast</a>.</p> IAM1562 – Coach Helps Clients Achieve Financial Fitness and Empowerment https://iamceo.co/2022/11/22/iam1562-coach-helps-clients-achieve-financial-fitness-and-empowerment/ I AM CEO Podcast urn:uuid:5df1d330-0af6-634c-aac2-91d503074b67 Tue, 22 Nov 2022 06:16:44 -0500 <p>Annette Harris is a certified Financial Fitness Coach. She has been a noteworthy leader in the financial and human resources industry for over 13 years. She is a U.S. Army veteran and the Founder of Harris Financial Coaching. She volunteers with local and national nonprofit organizations to help enhance the community's financial literacy. CEO Story: &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co/2022/11/22/iam1562-coach-helps-clients-achieve-financial-fitness-and-empowerment/">IAM1562 &#8211; Coach Helps Clients Achieve Financial Fitness and Empowerment</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co">I AM CEO Podcast</a>.</p> <p class="p1"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-173696" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-55.png" alt="" width="1280" height="720" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-55.png 1280w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-55-300x169.png 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-55-1024x576.png 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-55-768x432.png 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-55-390x220.png 390w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-55-150x84.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-55-500x281.png 500w" sizes="(max-width: 1280px) 100vw, 1280px" />Annette Harris is a certified <a href="https://iamceo.co/financial" title="CEO Hacks - Financial" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Financial</a> Fitness Coach. She has been a noteworthy leader in the <a href="https://iamceo.co/financial" title="CEO Hacks - Financial" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">financial</a> and <a href="https://iamceo.co/hr" title="CEO Hacks - Human Resources &amp; Human Capital" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">human resources</a> industry for over 13 years. She is a U.S. Army veteran and the Founder of Harris Financial Coaching. She volunteers with local and national nonprofit organizations to help enhance the community's financial literacy.</p> <ul> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Story: </b>Annette worked 2 years ago to get her family debt free, and so she did. While finishing her studies, her husband encouraged her to start her own business in line with her passion. Since young, she is so passionate about <a href="https://iamceo.co/financial" title="CEO Hacks - Financial" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">finances</a>. Consulted her mentor, and was given a blessing to go for it since Annette already lived the truth of being debt free. Can be seen as a figure to whom other black women can look up to. And so she registered her business the next day.</li> <li class="p1"><b>Business Service: </b>Coaching services. Consultation and trying to fit together with their goals.</li> <li class="p1"><b>Secret Sauce: </b>Holistic view of client's <a href="https://iamceo.co/financial" title="CEO Hacks - Financial" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">finances</a> and goals, not just the current but including the past situation. Open and comfortable conversation with the client.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Hack: </b>Collaborating with other coaches. Build the network.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Nugget:</b> Be a lifelong learner. Do your research to gain credibility.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Defined: </b>Freedom to be creative in your own right. Achieve the dreams that you have set for yourself. Freedom to reach out to who you want to reach out to.</li> </ul> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong><a href="https://iamceo.co/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Website</a>: </strong><a href="https://www.harriswealthcoach.com/">www.harriswealthcoach.com</a></span></p> <p class="p2">Blog: <a href="https://www.harriscashcoach.com/">www.harriscashcoach.com</a></p> <p class="p2">Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/harriscashcoach/">harriscashcoach</a></p> <p class="p2">Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/harrisfinancialcoach">harrisfinancialcoach</a></p> <p class="p2">Youtube: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgP-ESGUFRnNp_Bg4_ylpOA">https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgP-ESGUFRnNp_Bg4_ylpOA</a></p> <hr /> <p>Check out one of our favorite CEO Hack’s <a href="http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=425146&ADID=532853&SID=" rel="external noopener noreferrer nofollow" data-wpel-link="external">Audible</a>. Get your <a class="pretty-link-keyword" title="CEO Hacks - Free" href="https://iamceo.co/free" rel="">free</a> audiobook and check out more of our favorite CEO Hacks <a href="http://cbnation.co/hacks" rel="external noopener noreferrer nofollow" data-wpel-link="external">HERE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co/2022/11/22/iam1562-coach-helps-clients-achieve-financial-fitness-and-empowerment/">IAM1562 &#8211; Coach Helps Clients Achieve Financial Fitness and Empowerment</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co">I AM CEO Podcast</a>.</p> Monday Motivation: LIFE AIN’T EVER OVER https://hear.ceoblognation.com/2022/11/21/monday-motivation-life-aint-ever-over/ Hearpreneur urn:uuid:47ac7d35-51e7-4a06-3195-465a1d5c126d Mon, 21 Nov 2022 09:16:59 -0500 This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off inspired to become great. Here are some takeaways from the video: Take control of the self-talk and honor the struggle You are one yes away Stick to what you know and follow your dreams You got to push yourself to &#8230; <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="LIFE AIN&#039;T EVER OVER - Best Motivational Video 2023" width="1220" height="686" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ofannaq0Rcc?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off inspired to become great.</p> <p>Here are some takeaways from the video:</p> <ul> <li>Take control of the self-talk and honor the struggle</li> <li>You are one yes away</li> <li>Stick to what you know and follow your dreams</li> <li>You got to push yourself to make your dreams come true</li> </ul> IAM1561 – Transformational Coach Empowers Leaders and Achieve Life Goal Potential https://iamceo.co/2022/11/21/iam1561-transformational-coach-empowers-leaders-and-achieve-life-goal-potential/ I AM CEO Podcast urn:uuid:aa5ba276-7ab3-f3e2-2199-ac671814e385 Mon, 21 Nov 2022 06:16:42 -0500 <p>Lee Povey is the CEO and Founder of Maximize Your Potential Coaching, as well as the Co-Founder of Coaches Soul. As a previous elite cycling athlete and Olympic Development Program Coach for USA Cycling, and from coaching hundreds of World, National, and Olympic champions, Lee understands the importance of World-Class leadership. Additionally, Lee has experienced &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co/2022/11/21/iam1561-transformational-coach-empowers-leaders-and-achieve-life-goal-potential/">IAM1561 &#8211; Transformational Coach Empowers Leaders and Achieve Life Goal Potential</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co">I AM CEO Podcast</a>.</p> <p class="p1"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-173671" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-53.png" alt="" width="1280" height="720" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-53.png 1280w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-53-300x169.png 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-53-1024x576.png 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-53-768x432.png 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-53-390x220.png 390w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-53-150x84.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-53-500x281.png 500w" sizes="(max-width: 1280px) 100vw, 1280px" />Lee Povey is the CEO and Founder of Maximize Your Potential Coaching, as well as the Co-Founder of Coaches Soul. As a previous elite cycling athlete and Olympic Development Program Coach for USA Cycling, and from coaching hundreds of World, National, and Olympic champions, Lee understands the importance of World-<a href="https://iamceo.co/program-courses" title="CEO Hacks - Program &amp; Courses" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Class</a> leadership.</p> <p class="p1">Additionally, Lee has experienced the challenges and <a href="https://iamceo.co/financial" title="CEO Hacks - Financial" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">financial</a> rewards of business ownership as a Real Estate corporate manager and eventually, the owner of his own real estate firm. Today, Lee provides transformational executive leadership coaching, facilitates leadership groups, and offers workshops for CEOs, Founders of Startups, and Sports Coaches through his two companies.</p> <p class="p1">His mission is to empower and support leaders, executives, and elite coaches in achieving their leadership and life goal potential.</p> <ul> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Story: </b>Lee has always been smart since young though not good at working with others. And he evolved doing great success as a corporate real state agent and thought he could do it better on his own. And so Lee worked on his own in his mid-20s. Since then he really works hard to work well with others and that's his leadership journey and how he can teach others to work well with others. He admits he messed up so many times, so his journey of making mistakes,  is so he can help other people make less mistakes.</li> <li class="p1"><b>Business Service: </b>Executive and leadership coaching. Consultancy. Workshops.</li> <li class="p1"><b>Secret Sauce: </b>Helping companies how to get better but dig deeper and unpack the luggage (personal emotional baggage) and get rid of that.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Hack: </b>9 box life. fill in what it means to you and what you need to do. Buff and below the line &#8211; Below the line is your emotional response. Above the line is what would I like to choose now? Give grace to others.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Nugget: </b>Humans get more satisfaction by helping and being of service to others.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Defined: </b>(1) Meeting the people (you work with) where they are, to get the best out of them. (2) Keep looking for the good. Empowers people. Keep working on appreciation and acknowledgment.</li> </ul> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><a href="https://iamceo.co/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Website</a>: <a href="https://www.maximizeyourpotentialcoaching.com/">www.maximizeyourpotentialcoaching.com</a></span></p> <p class="p2">Linkedin: <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/maximize-your-potential-coaching/">maximize-your-potential-coaching</a></p> <p class="p2">Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/maximizeyourpotentialcoaching/">maximizeyourpotentialcoaching</a></p> <hr /> <p>Check out one of our favorite CEO Hack’s <a href="http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=425146&ADID=532853&SID=" rel="external noopener noreferrer nofollow" data-wpel-link="external">Audible</a>. Get your <a class="pretty-link-keyword" title="CEO Hacks - Free" href="https://iamceo.co/free" rel="">free</a> audiobook and check out more of our favorite CEO Hacks <a href="http://cbnation.co/hacks" rel="external noopener noreferrer nofollow" data-wpel-link="external">HERE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co/2022/11/21/iam1561-transformational-coach-empowers-leaders-and-achieve-life-goal-potential/">IAM1561 &#8211; Transformational Coach Empowers Leaders and Achieve Life Goal Potential</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co">I AM CEO Podcast</a>.</p> 30 Entrepreneurs Explain What They Love About Being an Entrepreneur https://hear.ceoblognation.com/2022/11/20/30-entrepreneurs-explain-what-they-love-about-being-an-entrepreneur-6/ Hearpreneur urn:uuid:0fafdfac-c136-ee79-fa14-713b3a01f162 Sun, 20 Nov 2022 12:16:07 -0500 Being in love is great. Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better. Waking up each morning knowing you are getting ready to do exactly what you love is more than most people could ever say about any “job” they have had. Although there are days when tossing in your &#8230; <p>Being in love is great. Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better. Waking up each morning knowing you are getting ready to do exactly what you love is more than most people could ever say about any “job” they have had. Although there are days when tossing in your hat seems like a viable option, remembering how much you love your “job” can quickly snap an entrepreneur out of that mentality. Different business owners also have different reasons why they love their businesses. It might be the products or the customers they deal with, or it could even be the fact that they are the ones in charge of it all. The reasons are as varied as the businesses themselves.</p> <p>We asked some entrepreneurs what they loved about “being their own boss” and here is what they have to say.</p> <h2>#1- Creative freedom</h2> <figure id="attachment_215273" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215273" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Cassandra-Shuck.jpg"><img decoding="async" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215273" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Cassandra-Shuck-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215273" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Cassandra Shuck</figcaption></figure> <p>There is a level of creative freedom that comes with being an entrepreneur that can’t be found within the corporate world. In the corporate environment, there are rules, boundaries, and protocols to enforce and follow. Entrepreneurship allows you to dissolve those expectations and create something from scratch, a way of working that has not yet been conceptualized. I flow best when I listen to my body, paying attention to who I am and how I am to make a living for myself.</p> <p>Thanks to Cassandra Shuck, <a href="https://www.tolamarketing.com/">Tola Marketing & Creative</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#2- Being able to help others</h2> <figure id="attachment_215274" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215274" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Kate-Rech.png"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215274" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Kate-Rech-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215274" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Kate Rech</figcaption></figure> <p>Helping others is the thing I love most about being an entrepreneur. When you first start a new business, most of your time is focused on growing your company into a successful organization. Once your business gets to the point where you no longer need to be there every day, you can spend that extra time using your skills to help those in need. Whether you're sitting on a non-profit board for young entrepreneurs or offering pro-bono services, you have the amazing opportunity to empower others.</p> <p>Thanks to Kate Rech, <a href="https://www.rechlaw.com/">Rech Law</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#3-  Being in control of everything</h2> <figure id="attachment_215275" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215275" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Andrew-Macfarlane.png"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215275" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Andrew-Macfarlane-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215275" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Andrew Macfarlane</figcaption></figure> <p>The challenge of making sure every single piece is geared towards the same goal is something I want to overcome. The pressure of getting it right the first time is what makes it more challenging. There are a lot of people waiting in the balance, and that makes it even more stressful. I love challenges like this, and the euphoria of overcoming something this great is comparable to nothing else. As an entrepreneur, I get to face this every single day.</p> <p>Thanks to Andrew Macfarlane, <a href="https://welovebrum.co.uk/">We Love Brum</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#4- I<strong>t allows me to push past my limits</strong></h2> <figure id="attachment_215276" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215276" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Alex-Wang.jpeg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215276" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Alex-Wang-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Alex-Wang-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Alex-Wang.jpeg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215276" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Alex Wang</figcaption></figure> <p>There’s beauty in the struggle. I love being an entrepreneur because it provides many opportunities to persevere through adversity, and push past my limits. Every day presents new challenges to overcome, and new lessons to be learned. Being an entrepreneur forces me to be innovative and creative to develop new solutions, fresh ideas, and clear perspectives. The long, everlasting journey to success is fulfilling because I get to manifest value from nothing.</p> <p>Thanks to Alex Wang, <a href="https://emberfund.io/">emberfund</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#5- The growth</h2> <figure id="attachment_215277" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215277" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Nehal-Shah-scaled.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215277" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Nehal-Shah-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215277" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Nehal Shah</figcaption></figure> <p>Being an entrepreneur comes with so many ups and downs. You learn early on that you have to embrace your failures, each one turns out to be a blessing and a step closer to success. Simply put, if you don’t fail, you don’t grow. Having had my fair share of setbacks as an entrepreneur, I know how much they hurt. However, I’ve also seen the beauty and opportunity behind it. The growth that roots from overcoming each and every setback is that much sweeter.</p> <p>Thanks to Nehal Shah, <a href="https://thesonabeauty.com/">Sona Beauty</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#6- Working with people I respect</h2> <figure id="attachment_215278" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215278" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Emilie-Gomez.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215278" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Emilie-Gomez-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Emilie-Gomez-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Emilie-Gomez-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Emilie-Gomez-1024x1024.jpg 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Emilie-Gomez-768x768.jpg 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Emilie-Gomez.jpg 1080w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215278" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Emilie Gomez</figcaption></figure> <p>Having my own business allows me to work with people I respect and admire. I decide who I want (and don't want) to work with. It's the same with projects &#8211; I can pick only projects that excite me. That total freedom is what I love most about being an entrepreneur. I also love the flexibility around my schedule. Even if I still work standard hours on most days, there's no pressure around it. I can start later or finish earlier based on how I feel. In short, being an entrepreneur is a more gentle and intentional way to live my life.</p> <p>Thanks to Emilie Gomez, <a href="https://emiliegomez.com.au/">Emilie Gomez</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#7- Making a living doing what I love</h2> <figure id="attachment_215279" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215279" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Brian-David-Crane.jpeg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215279" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Brian-David-Crane-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215279" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Brian David</figcaption></figure> <p>The opportunity to make a living doing what I love to do is the reason I love being an entrepreneur. Having my own business helps me explore business opportunities and compete against other companies to provide the best service or product that allows me to make profits sustainably. Entrepreneurship builds you as a leader, teaches you the benefits of risk-taking, and nurtures the inner creative streak in every individual to become independent while doing something they love to do.</p> <p>Thanks to Brian David, <a href="https://www.callersmart.com/">Caller Smart</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#8- Creating jobs and opportunities for others</h2> <figure id="attachment_215280" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215280" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Serdar-Ozenalp.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215280" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Serdar-Ozenalp-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Serdar-Ozenalp-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Serdar-Ozenalp.jpg 199w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215280" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Serdar Ozenalp</figcaption></figure> <p>Not only do l want to create a business for myself, but I want to allow others to earn an income. Once the business is established, running relatively smoothly, and gaining clients and revenue, <a href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/hr" title="CEO Hacks - Human Resources &amp; Human Capital" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">hiring</a> people and giving someone a job is very important. Bringing on a new employee gives me the satisfaction of knowing that I am helping someone earn a living. Also, it underscores that the business is doing well enough that we can increase the number of team members.</p> <p>Thanks to Serdar Ozenalp, <a href="https://www.ocoza.com/">Ocoza</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#9- The learning</h2> <figure id="attachment_215281" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215281" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Kitty-Stevenson.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215281" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Kitty-Stevenson-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Kitty-Stevenson-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Kitty-Stevenson.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215281" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Kitty Stevenson</figcaption></figure> <p>Being an entrepreneur is a mind-blowing experience in the best possible way. I love learning and for me founding my own ed-tech startup is like learning on steroids. Simply stated: it is exciting!  Taking the seed of an idea and growing it is an extraordinary journey whether you succeed or fail. The amount of skills that a newbie tech entrepreneur is expected to have is both empowering and overwhelming. What I’ve learned over the past two years could equate to a 4-year college education.</p> <p>Thanks to Kitty Stevenson, <a href="https://swotknot.com/">swotknot</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#10- The satisfaction</h2> <figure id="attachment_215282" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215282" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Alexis-Miller.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215282" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Alexis-Miller-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Alexis-Miller-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Alexis-Miller.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215282" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Alexis Miller</figcaption></figure> <p>There is great satisfaction in creating something brand new that positively impacts the lives of people. We enjoy creating businesses that solve problems and make people’s lives better! It is exciting to start with an idea, see it evolve into a product, and then a business that takes flight into the community. Being able to positively impact the way people live, by creating jobs for people and nurturing their talent, allowing them to learn all the different aspects of a start-up business, is very rewarding.</p> <p>Thanks to Alexis Miller, <a href="https://www.juvojobs.com/">juvojobs</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#11- The thrill</h2> <figure id="attachment_215283" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215283" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/David-Attard-scaled.jpeg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215283" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/David-Attard-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215283" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: David Attard</figcaption></figure> <p>The best part about being an entrepreneur is the thrill of it! The hard work and patience needed to make one a skillful person as an entrepreneur and in general. You can either construct a business that makes people happy every day or you can create something that transforms the world. Being an entrepreneur has numerous benefits, but one of the best benefits is that you are your boss. You can choose your hours and work on things that you're passionate about.</p> <p>Thanks to David Attard, <a href="https://www.collectiveray.com/">Collectiveray</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#12- The positive impact</h2> <figure id="attachment_215284" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215284" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Kuba-Koziej.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215284" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Kuba-Koziej-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Kuba-Koziej-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Kuba-Koziej-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Kuba-Koziej-1024x1024.jpg 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Kuba-Koziej-768x768.jpg 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Kuba-Koziej-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Kuba-Koziej.jpg 1677w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215284" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Kuba Koziej</figcaption></figure> <p>I absolutely love the positive impact I can have on people’s lives as an entrepreneur. To give an example, a man wrote me an email to tell me that our article had motivated him to pursue a better job and guided him to success. I was so touched to know that we were able to reach this person and improve his life to such a meaningful extent. Now, whenever I’m having a bad day, I look back to that moment and know that whatever obstacles I face as an entrepreneur, in the end, I absolutely love what I’m doing.</p> <p>Thanks to Kuba Koziej, <a href="https://hijunior.com/">hiJunior</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#13- Doing what you love</h2> <figure id="attachment_215285" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215285" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Anthony-King.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215285" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Anthony-King-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215285" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Anthony King</figcaption></figure> <p>From being their own bosses to managing a business of their own, entrepreneurs are in control of their decisions. The concept of “doing what you love” holds a lot of meaning for these people. It allows them to control their short-term and long-term goals, which makes them crystal clear about their demands with the people they are dealing with. Some entrepreneurs are good at problem-solving, and find comfort in solving real-world problems.</p> <p>Thanks to Anthony King, <a href="https://www.transport-executive.co.uk/">Transport Executive</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#14- The never-ending opportunity for growth and development</h2> <figure id="attachment_215287" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215287" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Marty-Ford.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215287" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Marty-Ford-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Marty-Ford-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Marty-Ford.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215287" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Marty Ford</figcaption></figure> <p>I would like to say that the thing I love most about being an entrepreneur is the never-ending opportunity for growth and development, both personally and professionally. As a business owner, there are constant challenges and new skills to learn to succeed and thrive in this competitive industry. This continuous learning and growth keeps me motivated and excited every day because I know that my business will only continue to grow and improve with each step forward.</p> <p>Thanks to Marty Ford, <a href="https://bulletproofroofsystems.com/">BulletpRoof Roof Systems</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#15- B<strong>uilding something that will last</strong></h2> <figure id="attachment_215288" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215288" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Tom-Monson.png"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215288" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Tom-Monson-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215288" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Tom Monson</figcaption></figure> <p>For me, the thing that I love the most about being a business owner is watching the business that I have built with my own hands, grow and flourish over the years. I started my lawn care and landscaping business with a push mower and a used pickup truck. I’d drive to every house myself and bust my butt pushing that old mower up and down lawns. Fast forward to now and I have multiple crews across the Twin Cities, working on landscaping and lawn care under the name Monson.</p> <p>Thanks to Tom Monson, <a href="https://www.monsonlawnandlandscape.com/">Monson Lawn & Landscaping</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#16- The challenge of what's next</h2> <figure id="attachment_215289" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215289" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Shaunak-Amin.jpeg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215289" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/11/Shaunak-Amin-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https IAM1560 – Coach Empowers Women to Master the Principles of Manifestation https://iamceo.co/2022/11/20/iam1560-coach-empowers-women-to-master-the-principles-of-manifestation/ I AM CEO Podcast urn:uuid:ec4fa8ec-4faa-4257-f809-9e8282477ac7 Sun, 20 Nov 2022 06:16:05 -0500 <p>Kristen Cipriano is a business mindset, manifestation and energetics coach who empowers women to master the principles of manifestation so that they can create their dream life, business, income, and impact with more ease. Combining modalities such as NLP, somatic healing, energetics, and awakening practices, she supports women in integrating past traumas and embodying worthiness and abundance &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co/2022/11/20/iam1560-coach-empowers-women-to-master-the-principles-of-manifestation/">IAM1560 &#8211; Coach Empowers Women to Master the Principles of Manifestation</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co">I AM CEO Podcast</a>.</p> <p class="p1"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-173694" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-54.png" alt="" width="1280" height="720" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-54.png 1280w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-54-300x169.png 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-54-1024x576.png 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-54-768x432.png 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-54-390x220.png 390w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-54-150x84.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-54-500x281.png 500w" sizes="(max-width: 1280px) 100vw, 1280px" />Kristen Cipriano is a business mindset, manifestation and energetics coach who empowers women to master the principles of manifestation so that they can create their dream life, business, income, and impact with more ease. Combining modalities such as NLP, somatic healing, energetics, and awakening practices, she supports women in integrating past traumas and embodying worthiness and abundance so calling in their desires becomes natural.</p> <ul> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Story: </b>Kristen started her business in the social media space. She started to realize that she had this persistent business problem no matter what she tried to do. And so she began to find the deeper truth behind the problem. As she explored within herself, that led her to a path of healing from childhood trauma and other highly emotional events during her young adulthood. As she was liberated from her past experiences, those persistent business problems completely disappeared. She start opening herself to liberated success which means uncapped in your potential without sacrificing your health, your relationships, your well-being or your joy.</li> <li class="p1"><b>Business Service: </b>Coaching program, mastermind and online education/<a href="https://iamceo.co/program-courses" title="CEO Hacks - Program &amp; Courses" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">courses</a> all will help to access your liberated success.</li> <li class="p1"><b>Secret Sauce: </b>Highly developed in intuitive coaching &#8211; in an elevated state of mind.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Hack: </b><a href="https://iamceo.co/health-wellness" title="CEO Hacks - Health &amp; Wellness" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Meditation</a> &#8211; for business and for personal well-being. It allows your decisions/actions you make ten times more powerful.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Nugget: </b>Follow the passion and the profits will come. Dig deeper into that passion and purpose to build a long and sustainable legacy.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Defined:</b> Leading a movement. Impact other people's legacy, and also their family and experience in life. Ability to navigate the unknown of business with clarity.</li> </ul> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><a href="https://iamceo.co/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Website</a>: <a href="https://www.kristenkacinski.com/">www.kristenkacinski.com</a></span></p> <p class="p1"><a href="https://iamceo.co/podcast" title="CEO Hacks - Podcasting" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Podcast</a>: <a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/soul-expansion/id1577552323">soul-expansion</a></p> <hr /> <p>Check out one of our favorite CEO Hack’s <a href="http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=425146&ADID=532853&SID=" rel="external noopener noreferrer nofollow" data-wpel-link="external">Audible</a>. Get your <a class="pretty-link-keyword" title="CEO Hacks - Free" href="https://iamceo.co/free" rel="">free</a> audiobook and check out more of our favorite CEO Hacks <a href="http://cbnation.co/hacks" rel="external noopener noreferrer nofollow" data-wpel-link="external">HERE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co/2022/11/20/iam1560-coach-empowers-women-to-master-the-principles-of-manifestation/">IAM1560 &#8211; Coach Empowers Women to Master the Principles of Manifestation</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co">I AM CEO Podcast</a>.</p> IAM1559 – Performance Coach Helps Women to Focus on Inner Work and Mindset Mastery https://iamceo.co/2022/11/19/iam1559-performance-coach-helps-women-to-focus-on-inner-work-and-mindset-mastery/ I AM CEO Podcast urn:uuid:852ca2cd-a41d-4901-e427-69fd109f7dd5 Sat, 19 Nov 2022 06:16:08 -0500 <p>Lindsay Roselle is a Growth + Performance Coach for high-achieving women. Her mission is to help entrepreneurial women feel alignment between their ambition to succeed and their devotion to motherhood through expert growth and performance coaching focused on inner work, mindset mastery, and business strategy. She believes in knowing yourself first, building mental resilience through &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co/2022/11/19/iam1559-performance-coach-helps-women-to-focus-on-inner-work-and-mindset-mastery/">IAM1559 &#8211; Performance Coach Helps Women to Focus on Inner Work and Mindset Mastery</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co">I AM CEO Podcast</a>.</p> <p class="p1"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-173666" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-49.png" alt="" width="1280" height="720" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-49.png 1280w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-49-300x169.png 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-49-1024x576.png 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-49-768x432.png 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-49-390x220.png 390w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-49-150x84.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/11/Ep-1500-IAMCEO-Season-5-49-500x281.png 500w" sizes="(max-width: 1280px) 100vw, 1280px" />Lindsay Roselle is a Growth + Performance Coach for high-achieving women. Her mission is to help entrepreneurial women feel alignment between their ambition to succeed and their devotion to motherhood through expert growth and performance coaching focused on inner work, mindset mastery, and business strategy. She believes in knowing yourself first, building mental resilience through consistency, and the power of personal alignment to create business scale.</p> <ul> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Story: </b>After college, she worked for 10 years in the corporate world and does traveling a lot trying to climb the ladder, and striving for more. She realized in her early 30s that she couldn’t find her passion and meaning in there and so she left in 2014 and went into entrepreneurship for 8 years having many businesses. But what was more important to her was to be with her kids at home. The ambitious mother turned down her dreams and aspirations and pivoted into working from home, doing coaching, and <a href="https://iamceo.co/podcast" title="CEO Hacks - Podcasting" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">podcasting</a>.</li> <li class="p1"><b>Business Service: </b>High-level one-on-one coaching. Home edit, done for you consulting way. Group coaching and mastermind. Events and <a href="https://iamceo.co/podcast" title="CEO Hacks - Podcasting" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">podcasting</a>.</li> <li class="p1"><b>Secret Sauce: </b>Being real and authentic to clients and feeling safe working with you.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Hack: </b>Daily journaling practice. Knowing yourself deeply.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Nugget: </b>Stop imitating other people and be less externally focused.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Defined: </b>You got to be comfortable in the discomfort. You have to be willing to be the leader when it's cold, dark and scary, and show up even when things are really good and even when people don’t need your leadership so much.</li> </ul> <p class="p1"><a href="https://iamceo.co/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Website</a>: <a href="https://www.lindsayroselle.com/">www.lindsayroselle.com</a></p> <p class="p1">Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/lindsayroselle/">lindsayroselle</a> , <a href="https://www.instagram.com/motherload.pod/">motherload.pod</a></p> <hr /> <p>Check out one of our favorite CEO Hack’s <a href="http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=425146&ADID=532853&SID=" rel="external noopener noreferrer nofollow" data-wpel-link="external">Audible</a>. Get your <a class="pretty-link-keyword" title="CEO Hacks - Free" href="https://iamceo.co/free" rel="">free</a> audiobook and check out more of our favorite CEO Hacks <a href="http://cbnation.co/hacks" rel="external noopener noreferrer nofollow" data-wpel-link="external">HERE</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co/2022/11/19/iam1559-performance-coach-helps-women-to-focus-on-inner-work-and-mindset-mastery/">IAM1559 &#8211; Performance Coach Helps Women to Focus on Inner Work and Mindset Mastery</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co">I AM CEO Podcast</a>.</p> 27 Entrepreneurs Reveal the Industries They Believe Will Not Be Affected by Business https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/2022/11/18/27-entrepreneurs-reveal-the-industries-they-believe-will-not-be-affected-by-business/ Rescue a CEO urn:uuid:d08ded64-17af-fc93-65a4-1ebb405cc3af Fri, 18 Nov 2022 12:16:16 -0500 Business affects our lives, purchasing decisions, and rights and can affect different industries. It has both positive and negative effects. Some of the positive effects include providing raw materials for industries and creating employment opportunities. The negative effects are such as environmental pollution and possible job losses. The tech business has been at the forefront &#8230; <p>Business affects our lives, purchasing decisions, and rights and can affect different industries. It has both positive and negative effects. Some of the positive effects include providing raw materials for industries and creating employment opportunities. The negative effects are such as environmental pollution and possible job losses. The tech business has been at the forefront of driving changes in various industries. However, the business's traditional industries such as construction, healthcare, and transportation remain the least affected.</p> <p>Here’s what entrepreneurs had to say about the industries that will not be affected by the business.</p> <h2>#1- Funeral service industry</h2> <figure id="attachment_400312" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400312" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Cory-Peterson.jpeg"><img decoding="async" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400312" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Cory-Peterson-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Cory-Peterson-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Cory-Peterson.jpeg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400312" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Cory Peterson</figcaption></figure> <p>One of the few certainties of our life is death. As morbid as that is, it is the truth. The funeral service industry will never go out of business. It is not dependent on the market or inflation. It covers a part of our lives we have no control over. We will all meet our inevitable end one day, and someone will have to conduct funeral services for us. Casket and funeral-related businesses will stand their ground regardless of the business environment.</p> <p>Thanks to Cory Peterson, <a href="https://www.ledlightingsupply.com/">Ledlightingsupply</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#2- Sin industry</h2> <figure id="attachment_400313" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400313" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Chris-Weldon.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400313" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Chris-Weldon-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Chris-Weldon-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Chris-Weldon.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400313" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Chris Weldon</figcaption></figure> <p>Old habits die hard, as the proverbial saying goes, thus this industry will endure. In general, the industry encompasses gambling, tobacco, and alcohol. Because of their unfavorable societal impacts and expenses, these sectors are referred to as sin industries. Governments impose high taxes on certain businesses as a means of raising money. Due to their membership in a class of goods that are not priced elastic, taxes on sin products frequently fail to reduce the use of these goods or services.</p> <p>Thanks to Chris Weldon, <a href="https://fixlivity.com/">Fixlivity</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#3- Technology industry</h2> <figure id="attachment_400314" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400314" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Denise-Hemke...jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400314" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Denise-Hemke..-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Denise-Hemke..-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Denise-Hemke...jpg 284w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400314" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Denise Hemke</figcaption></figure> <p>One of the industries that will not be affected by business is the technology industry. While technological advancements are constantly developing and outdating other forms of technology, it is still needed as an industry and important for companies to keep up to keep the boat afloat and appeal to consumers' needs. As the world becomes digital and technology is needed to help facilitate processes, make it easier to reach consumers, and provide a better user experience, it becomes more and more in need.</p> <p>Thanks to Denise Hemke, <a href="https://checkr.com/">Checkr</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#4- Education industry</h2> <figure id="attachment_400315" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400315" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Isaac-Robertson.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400315" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Isaac-Robertson-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Isaac-Robertson-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Isaac-Robertson-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Isaac-Robertson.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400315" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Isaac Robertson</figcaption></figure> <p>The education industry is one industry that I believe would not be affected by the things happening in the business world. It is a constantly growing and progressing industry that determines the future of our country. Education is one factor that no one wants to compromise with which is why I believe that it is the one industry that would not be affected much by inflation or recession. It will keep flourishing despite the challenges that are thrown it's way.</p> <p>Thanks to Isaac Robertson, <a href="https://totalshape.com/">Total Shape</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#5- Food business</h2> <figure id="attachment_400316" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400316" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Samantha-Odo.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400316" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Samantha-Odo-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Samantha-Odo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Samantha-Odo-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Samantha-Odo.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400316" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Samantha Odo</figcaption></figure> <p>The industry that is vital to meeting basic human needs is the one that I think will always exist. The food business is the most fundamental sector. Food is a necessity for everyone, making it the safest sector. Dairy product processing, grain and oilseed milling, sugar and confectionery goods, animal feeding production, vegetable, and fruit preservation, and food packaging are a few of the well-known industries. The industry is affected by short-term factors, but long-term demand remains stable until a substitute for food is discovered.</p> <p>Thanks to Samantha Odo, <a href="https://precondo.ca/">Precondo</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#6- Healthcare</h2> <figure id="attachment_400317" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400317" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Dr.-Cary-Goldstein-REV-.jpeg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400317" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Dr.-Cary-Goldstein-REV--150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Dr.-Cary-Goldstein-REV--150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Dr.-Cary-Goldstein-REV--300x297.jpeg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Dr.-Cary-Goldstein-REV-.jpeg 412w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400317" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Dr. Cary Goldstein</figcaption></figure> <p>Healthcare is a necessity for people of all ages and incomes, meaning that demand for healthcare services is relatively stable, even during periods of economic downturn. Furthermore, healthcare is largely financed by government spending and <a href="https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/insurance" title="CEO Hacks - Insurance" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">insurance</a>, both of which are relatively insensitive to economic conditions. For these reasons, the healthcare industry is typically less affected by business cycles than other sectors of the economy.</p> <p>Thanks to Dr. Cary Goldstein, <a href="https://www.goldsteinonline.com/">Goldstein Dental Center</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#7- Ecommerce</h2> <figure id="attachment_400318" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400318" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Josh-Riutta.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400318" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Josh-Riutta-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Josh-Riutta-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Josh-Riutta-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Josh-Riutta.jpg 511w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400318" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Josh Riutta</figcaption></figure> <p>Ecommerce has numerous advantages, ranging from faster purchasing to the ability to reach large audiences 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Other benefits of running an eCommerce business include: Customers can buy more quickly because of the advantages of social media advertising, email <a href="https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a>, and SEO (search engine optimization), and businesses can easily reach new customers. Lower operational costs because it can be launched with little funding.</p> <p>Thanks to Josh Riutta, <a href="https://www.mikkuandsons.com/">Mikku and Sons Roofing</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#8- Creation industry</h2> <figure id="attachment_400319" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400319" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Nathan-Razunguzwa.png"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400319" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Nathan-Razunguzwa-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Nathan-Razunguzwa-150x150.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Nathan-Razunguzwa.png 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400319" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Nathan Razunguzwa</figcaption></figure> <p>I believe the content creation industry will not be affected much by the business for as long as they are creating relevant high quality and consistent content they will almost always have an audience eating up their content because for as long as people have internet access there will be a higher percentage of people watching. This is simply because no matter how bad business is, people will want to find a way to entertain themselves to escape the mental reality of the hardship of business.</p> <p>Thanks to Nathan Razunguzwa, <a href="https://golfroyce.com/">Golfroyce</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#9- Travel industry</h2> <figure id="attachment_400320" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400320" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Kyle-Marquardt-scaled.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400320" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Kyle-Marquardt-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400320" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Kyle Marquardt</figcaption></figure> <p>The travel industry is not going to be affected by the business because of the fact that it is a service. The business will not be able to affect the industry because they are selling a service. The reason is that people will always want to travel. This industry is one that still relies heavily on human interaction. The world of travel is a place where people can still find comfort in the face-to-face connections they make with other people when traveling. People are still going to want to go on vacations and they will still require travel agencies.</p> <p>Thanks to Kyle Marquardt, <a href="https://www.homestead-brands.com/">Homestead Brands</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#10- Automotive industry</h2> <figure id="attachment_400321" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400321" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Kamil-Kowalski.png"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400321" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Kamil-Kowalski-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Kamil-Kowalski-150x150.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Kamil-Kowalski.png 300w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400321" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Kamil Kowalski</figcaption></figure> <p>I'd say that everyone and everything will be hit, but not all at once. The industry I believe will not be affected by business is the automotive industry. This is because it is a very large industry and also because it does not rely on any one company for its success or failure. It has been an essential part of our lives for decades and it is not going to change anytime soon. Cars are a necessity for many people and cars are an important part of everyday life.</p> <p>Thanks to Kamil Kowalski, <a href="https://limakway.com/">LimakWay Remodeling</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#11- Telecom</h2> <figure id="attachment_400322" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400322" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Jason-Vaught.jpeg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400322" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Jason-Vaught-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Jason-Vaught-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Jason-Vaught-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Jason-Vaught.jpeg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400322" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Jason Vaught</figcaption></figure> <p>As the world is going digital so is the usage of telecom infrastructure increasing day to day. Individuals are increasingly depending on portable data and internet usage to intercommunicate with each other. Not only this but a sudden increase in the number of people started working from home has also increased mobile data usage. People will always need innovative telecom to convey, particularly when negotiating with frontline remote employees and distant workers.</p> <p>Thanks to Jason Vaught, <a href="https://805seo.com/">805Seo</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#12- FMCG</h2> <figure id="attachment_400323" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400323" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Jack-Williams.png"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400323" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Jack-Williams-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Jack-Williams-150x150.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Jack-Williams.png 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400323" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Jack Williams</figcaption></figure> <p>Fast-moving consumer goods are items that sell quickly and at a low cost. These commodities are frequently acquired, quickly eaten, inexpensively priced, and marketed in big quantities. They also have a high turnover when they are on the store shelf. Even though the economy is slowing, the basic necessities of existence cannot be disregarded. These items have a non-elastic demand and sell quickly. It contains items such as detergent, soap, and toothpaste.</p> <p>Thanks to Jack Williams, <a href="https://www.handymanreviewed.com/">Handyman Reviewed</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#13- Chocolate industry</h2> <figure id="attachment_400324" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400324" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/George-Harrison.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400324" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/George-Harrison-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/George-Harrison-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/George-Harrison.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400324" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: George Harrison</figcaption></figure> <p>There are a few reasons for this. First, chocolate is a treat that people enjoy and will always crave treats. Second, the chocolate industry is relatively fragmented, which means there are many different players in the market. This helps to ensure that no one player can dominate the market and drive up prices. Third, chocolate is a luxury item, and people are willing to pay more for it. Finally, the chocolate industry is growing rapidly in emerging markets, which presents great growth opportunities for companies in the industry.</p> <p>Thanks to George Harrison, <a href="https://pkgmaker.com/">pkgmaker</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#14- Few industries</h2> <figure id="attachment_400326" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400326" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Luke-Fitzpatrick.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400326" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Luke-Fitzpatrick-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Luke-Fitzpatrick-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Luke-Fitzpatrick.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400326" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Luke Fitzpatrick</figcaption></figure> <p>I believe a few industries will not be affected by the business. One industry is the service industry. People will always need haircuts, massages, and other services. Another industry is the medical industry. People will always need doctors, nurses, and medication. The third industry is education. People will always need teachers and schools. The fee structures will not change. The curriculum will not change. There is no privatization of this industry.</p> <p>Thanks to Luke Fitzpatrick, <a href="https://drsono.com/">Drsono</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#15- Hair-cutting industry</h2> <figure id="attachment_400327" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400327" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Theo-Scott-1.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400327" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/site Have you heard of the Book Growdswell? https://progreshion.ceoblognation.com/2022/11/17/have-you-heard-of-the-book-growdswell/ The Unique Side of Entrepreneurship urn:uuid:25af5237-445f-0e4d-8e3b-d037f94fd0f8 Thu, 17 Nov 2022 14:53:03 -0500 There&#8217;s a book some years ago that I read partially read and scanned called Groundswell. I think I picked it up to check out when I was doing my Masters Program. While I wasn&#8217;t in the track, I did want to pick up as many of the books in the other industries to read about. [&#8230;] <p><center><iframe loading="lazy" title="YouTube video player" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/TDYUqAMx9HU" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></center>There&#8217;s a book some years ago that I <del>read</del> partially read and scanned called <a href="https://amzn.to/3EGSYe8">Groundswell</a>. I think I picked it up to check out when I was doing my Masters Program. While I wasn&#8217;t in the track, I did want to pick up as many of the books in the other industries to read about.</p> <p>It planted a lot of seeds of what I talk about being a <a href="http://youareamedia.company">Media Company</a>. What really drew me to this book was that it talked about the power of social media and digital marketing. Even though I didn&#8217;t laser focused with <a href="http://blue16marketing.com">Blue 16</a> on social media, I did feel that it would have undeniable power. Why?</p> <p>Because the power is in the hands of the people. For better or worse, within some reason, these social media platforms allowed people to create their own brands, media, and movement and channel their own voices.</p> <p>To think this book was written over 10 years ago but it still has so much power and weight to those that understand it and are able to harness it even if it&#8217;s just to create a social movement, sell more widgets or change the world.</p> <p>What really made me highlight and add tabs to this book (still there now) was that those that would win in the future would be able to understand and even to some degree harness the power of digital and not see it as a threat. It&#8217;s an opportunity. Even years later, even <a href="https://www.charleneli.com/posts/reflecting-on-10-years-of-groundswell-and-what-to-do-next/">Charlene Li believes it still is</a>.</p> Entrepreneur Helps Businesses Survive and Thrive https://cbnation.tv/2022/11/16/entrepreneur-helps-businesses-survive-and-thrive/ CBNation TV – Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business urn:uuid:6f424106-0194-144b-6876-c7d101365332 Wed, 16 Nov 2022 13:29:16 -0500 <p>Sarah is a local entrepreneur who has been working in restaurants for most of 20 years. Having done everything from bussing and hosting up through chief operating officer, she decided to venture out and start her own consulting firm, Your-White-Knight. During the height of covid as restaurants are failing, she began working with several local &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv/2022/11/16/entrepreneur-helps-businesses-survive-and-thrive/">Entrepreneur Helps Businesses Survive and Thrive</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv">CBNation TV - Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business</a>.</p> <p><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-30198" src="https://iamceo.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2021/02/Copy-of-I-am-CEO-Podcast-Season-3-2021-01-22T091022.840-1024x576.png" alt="" width="1024" height="576" /></p> <p>Sarah is a local entrepreneur who has been working in restaurants for most of 20 years. Having done everything from bussing and <a href="https://cbnation.tv/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">hosting</a> up through chief operating officer, she decided to venture out and start her own consulting firm, Your-White-Knight. During the height of covid as restaurants are failing, she began working with several local places to help them find a way to survive and then to thrive.</p> <ul> <li><strong>CEO Hack: </strong>Having people</li> <li><strong>CEO Nugget: </strong>Take more chances</li> <li><strong>CEO Defined: </strong>Life title that defines your existence ii) Stepping up to your role every day</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://cbnation.tv/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Website</a>: <a href="http://www.your-white-knight.com/">http://www.your-white-knight.com/</a></p> <p>Linked in: <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-white-031372118/">https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-white-031372118/</a><br /> Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/SarahWhiteAdvocacyConsulting">https://www.facebook.com/SarahWhiteAdvocacyConsulting</a></p> <h2>Full Interview:</h2> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="Entrepreneur Helps Businesses Survive and Thrive" width="1220" height="686" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/2v2Ln0M_pOk?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv/2022/11/16/entrepreneur-helps-businesses-survive-and-thrive/">Entrepreneur Helps Businesses Survive and Thrive</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv">CBNation TV - Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business</a>.</p> 30 Entrepreneurs Share Their CEO Nugget https://ceoblognation.com/2022/11/30-entrepreneurs-share-their-ceo-nugget-6/ Business Startup ideas, Entrepreneur News, Tips | CEO Blog Nation urn:uuid:c70a06a3-12fa-a23c-791b-4901cf26407d Wed, 16 Nov 2022 12:16:47 -0500 If you could hop into a time machine, what would you tell your younger business self? What are the biggest lessons learned since you started entrepreneurship? This is one of our favorite questions here at CBNation. Here’s what CEOs would tell their younger business selves. #1- Don’t be afraid to go against the tide Here’s &#8230; Owner Makes Travel Dreams Come True https://cbnation.tv/2022/11/16/owner-makes-travel-dreams-come-true/ CBNation TV – Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business urn:uuid:e1ac1ffe-7970-0993-3b64-d91888f4f82c Wed, 16 Nov 2022 10:13:56 -0500 <p>Katiana Jolimeau (KJ) is the owner of Trips Travel Agency. She embarked on a career in travel after having spent many years in the financial services industry. In that time she has spent many years providing travel planning services and concierge to clients worldwide. Her travel specialties lie in international destinations, sporting events and behind &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv/2022/11/16/owner-makes-travel-dreams-come-true/">Owner Makes Travel Dreams Come True</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv">CBNation TV - Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business</a>.</p> <p><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-30190" src="https://iamceo.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2021/01/Copy-of-I-am-CEO-Podcast-Season-3-2021-01-22T065327.555-1024x576.png" alt="" width="1024" height="576" /></p> <p>Katiana Jolimeau (KJ) is the owner of Trips Travel Agency. She embarked on a career in travel after having spent many years in the <a href="https://cbnation.tv/financial" title="CEO Hacks - Financial" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">financial</a> services industry. In that time she has spent many years providing travel planning services and concierge to clients worldwide. Her travel specialties lie in international destinations, sporting events and behind the scenes access. If you're looking to follow your team during World Cup or plan your next Safari trip, she's the one who can make your travel dreams come true.</p> <ul> <li><strong>CEO Hack: </strong>Reading a lot more ii) Full Focus Planner</li> <li><strong>CEO Nugget: </strong>Keep checking your inbox</li> <li><strong>CEO Defined: </strong>Taking control of your life and the people you love</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://cbnation.tv/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Website</a>: <a href="https://www.tripstravelagency.com/">https://www.tripstravelagency.com/</a></p> <p>Facebook Community &#8211; <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/Tripsloveoftravelgroup">https://www.facebook.com/groups/Tripsloveoftravelgroup</a></p> <h2>Full Interview:</h2> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="Owner Makes Travel Dreams Come True" width="1220" height="686" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/n_9w8u94xco?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv/2022/11/16/owner-makes-travel-dreams-come-true/">Owner Makes Travel Dreams Come True</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv">CBNation TV - Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business</a>.</p> Founder Helps Develop and Execute Marketing Strategies https://cbnation.tv/2022/11/16/founder-helps-develop-and-execute-marketing-strategies/ CBNation TV – Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business urn:uuid:ed580984-ab03-68c1-7bd4-f6312dc41bd4 Wed, 16 Nov 2022 04:58:30 -0500 <p>Daniel Booter is the CEO and founder of D.B. Marketing Group, a marketing company that helps celebrity clients and companies develop and execute their marketing strategies. The company focuses on many aspects of marketing such as social media, photo, film, graphics, branding, &#038; crisis management. All the exclusive work done by Daniel with The NBA, &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv/2022/11/16/founder-helps-develop-and-execute-marketing-strategies/">Founder Helps Develop and Execute Marketing Strategies</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv">CBNation TV - Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business</a>.</p> <p><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-30188" src="https://iamceo.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2021/02/Copy-of-I-am-CEO-Podcast-Season-3-2021-01-22T063007.944-1024x576.png" alt="" width="1024" height="576" /></p> <p>Daniel Booter is the CEO and founder of D.B. <a href="https://cbnation.tv/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Marketing</a> Group, a <a href="https://cbnation.tv/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a> company that helps celebrity clients and companies develop and execute their marketing strategies. The company focuses on many aspects of marketing such as social media, photo, film, graphics, branding, & crisis management. All the exclusive work done by Daniel with The NBA, <a href="https://cbnation.tv/hr" title="CEO Hacks - Human Resources &amp; Human Capital" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Capital</a> Hill, and Jeff Hamilton as well as his contribution to the United Nations with the coordination of the marketing work for their globally recognized large-scale events, are highly praised. In addition to serving as CEO, Daniel also uses his knowledge in marketing towards assisting non-profit organizations that help underprivileged children in different countries because he believes he can use his marketing knowledge to inspire young entrepreneurs & people across the world.</p> <ul> <li><strong>CEO Hack: </strong>Consistent learning</li> <li><strong>CEO Nugget: </strong>Working consistently everyday</li> <li><strong>CEO Defined: </strong>Having freedom, being adaptable and staying the course</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://cbnation.tv/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Website</a>: <a href="https://www.dbmgnyc.com/">https://www.dbmgnyc.com/</a></p> <p>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/danielbooter/">www.instagram.com/danielbooter</a><br /> TikTok: <a href="http://www.tiktok.com/@danielbooter">www.tiktok.com/@danielbooter</a></p> <h2>Full Interview:</h2> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="Founder Helps Develop and Execute Marketing Strategies" width="1220" height="686" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/TnHe2TpBkTQ?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv/2022/11/16/founder-helps-develop-and-execute-marketing-strategies/">Founder Helps Develop and Execute Marketing Strategies</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv">CBNation TV - Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business</a>.</p> Founder Brings Efficiencies to Childcare https://cbnation.tv/2022/11/16/founder-brings-efficiencies-to-childcare/ CBNation TV – Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business urn:uuid:2f2a773b-52bb-ca93-c6e1-168da89a154b Wed, 16 Nov 2022 02:41:34 -0500 <p>Scott Wayman is the Founder and CEO of Kangarootime, the leading software for childcare centers and preschools. A passionate entrepreneur, Scott spent more than a decade working with many healthcare systems across the United States and enjoyed founding a successful Healthcare Informatics business, Medstreaming. In 2015, as a young parent-guardian, Scott was inspired to found &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv/2022/11/16/founder-brings-efficiencies-to-childcare/">Founder Brings Efficiencies to Childcare</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv">CBNation TV - Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business</a>.</p> <p><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-30173" src="https://iamceo.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2021/01/Copy-of-I-am-CEO-Podcast-Season-3-2021-01-18T100211.428-1024x576.png" alt="" width="1024" height="576" /></p> <p>Scott Wayman is the Founder and CEO of Kangarootime, the leading <a href="https://cbnation.tv/apps" title="CEO Hacks - Apps &amp; Software" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">software</a> for childcare centers and preschools. A passionate entrepreneur, Scott spent more than a decade working with many healthcare systems across the United States and enjoyed founding a successful Healthcare Informatics business, Medstreaming.</p> <p>In 2015, as a young parent-guardian, Scott was inspired to found Kangarootime when he discovered that many of the groundbreaking technologies being used in <a href="https://cbnation.tv/health-wellness" title="CEO Hacks - Health &amp; Wellness" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">health</a> systems and physician offices could greatly benefit childcare owners and leaders in the early education industry. He designed Kangarootime to bring the same efficiencies to childcare and to give childcare professionals the tools to scale their classrooms, automate their businesses and better communicate with the families they serve.</p> <p>Scott has won awards for Kangarootime at Tech Week LA as a Finalist/Runner-Up, is a VatorSplashLA Champion, and is a member of the Year 4 Cohort of winners at 43North. Formerly a resident of Los Angeles, California, Scott relocated himself and Kangarootime to Buffalo, NY in 2018 after winning the 43North competition. He has become one of the most well-known entrepreneurs in the area and works closely with the entrepreneurial community in Buffalo to provide mentorship and insight. When he’s not coming up with new ways to improve the world around him, he enjoys cycling, brewing beer, being a devoted husband, dog-lover and prankster.</p> <ul> <li><strong>CEO Hack: </strong>Creating a culture of relentlessness</li> <li><strong>CEO Nugget: </strong>Be every smart with inter-personal relationships ii) Tie up the relentless mode before starting the journey</li> <li><strong>CEO Defined: </strong>Commitment to learning for a lifetime</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://cbnation.tv/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Website</a>: <a href="https://www.kangarootime.com/">https://www.kangarootime.com/</a></p> <h2>Full Interview:</h2> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="Founder Brings Efficiencies to Childcare" width="1220" height="686" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/HpAOVgr6VVs?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv/2022/11/16/founder-brings-efficiencies-to-childcare/">Founder Brings Efficiencies to Childcare</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv">CBNation TV - Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business</a>.</p> Monday Motivation: BE DIFFERENT https://hear.ceoblognation.com/2022/11/14/monday-motivation-be-different/ Hearpreneur urn:uuid:50d2398e-813e-c33a-263d-33330eec72c1 Mon, 14 Nov 2022 09:16:37 -0500 This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off inspired to become great. Here are some takeaways from the video: It takes courage to be successful Life is a war. Never quit To become the best person you can ever be, you require self-discipline throughout your life Never let &#8230; <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="BE DIFFERENT || Motivational Speech" width="1220" height="686" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wCNH9diz-xE?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off inspired to become great.</p> <p>Here are some takeaways from the video:</p> <ul> <li>It takes courage to be successful</li> <li>Life is a war. Never quit</li> <li>To become the best person you can ever be, you require self-discipline throughout your life</li> <li>Never let up. Continue learning and growing</li> <li>To earn more, you must learn more</li> </ul> 29 Entrepreneurs Reveal the Business That Could Transform Their Business https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/2022/11/13/29-entrepreneurs-reveal-the-business-that-could-transform-their-business/ Rescue a CEO urn:uuid:f87930a6-2a17-464d-1f8c-1de76bc33f26 Sun, 13 Nov 2022 12:16:57 -0500 Looking to service a technique or process in your business to maximum capacity? Another business could be the answer and that’s what transformation is about. It’s keeping the innovation going and looking at a possible cost reduction to improve the effectiveness of a business. Some of the areas that can benefit from a business transformation &#8230; <p>Looking to service a technique or process in your business to maximum capacity? Another business could be the answer and that’s what transformation is about. It’s keeping the innovation going and looking at a possible cost reduction to improve the effectiveness of a business. Some of the areas that can benefit from a business transformation include recruitment, <a class="pretty-link-keyword" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising & PR" href="https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/visibility" rel="">marketing</a>, and project management.</p> <p>We asked entrepreneurs about the business that could transform their business and here are the insightful responses.</p> <h2>#1- Augmented applications</h2> <figure id="attachment_400260" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400260" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Andrew-Chen-.jpg"><img decoding="async" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400260" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Andrew-Chen--150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Andrew-Chen--150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Andrew-Chen-.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400260" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Andrew Chen</figcaption></figure> <p>Augmented reality applications would revolutionize and enhance live video commerce businesses like mine. The predictability of behavior when communicating/presenting, combined with sophisticated technology that simulates real-world environments, would foster an unparalleled sense of engagement. The entire live selling/live video commerce industry should look forward to and anticipate augmented reality and how best to capitalize on future growth and customer satisfaction.</p> <p>Thanks to Andrew Chen, <a href="https://www.videeo.live/">Videeo</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#2- Chatbots</h2> <figure id="attachment_400261" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400261" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Kurt-Uhlir.jpeg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400261" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Kurt-Uhlir-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Kurt-Uhlir-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Kurt-Uhlir-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Kurt-Uhlir.jpeg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400261" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Kurt Uhlir</figcaption></figure> <p>Chatbots are a great investment that transforms your business and allows more benefits. Chatbots have proven themselves as exceptionally capable of dealing with businesses of all sorts such as creating awareness and compassion, incorporating an engaging discussion with users, circulating accurate health information, encouraging a healthy lifestyle, and offering to counsel people. Many platforms let you build chatbots for your company in a few minutes and don't require much knowledge of coding.</p> <p>Thanks to Kurt Uhlir, <a href="https://kurtuhlir.com/">KurtUhlir</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#3- E-commerce</h2> <figure id="attachment_400262" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400262" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Jensen-Lee.png"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400262" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Jensen-Lee-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Jensen-Lee-150x150.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Jensen-Lee.png 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400262" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Jensen Lee</figcaption></figure> <p>Many businesses could completely transform your business into online retail stores. One such business is e-commerce. It can help you reach a wider audience with your products and services, and it can also help you save money on overhead costs. Another business that could completely transform your business online retail store is social media <a href="https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a>. Social media <a href="https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a> is the use of social media platforms to promote a product or service.</p> <p>Thanks to Jensen Lee, <a href="https://www.bidetsplus.com/">bidetsPLUS</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#4- Business intelligence practice</h2> <figure id="attachment_400263" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400263" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Thomas-Niemczewski.png"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400263" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Thomas-Niemczewski-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Thomas-Niemczewski-150x150.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Thomas-Niemczewski.png 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400263" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Thomas Niemczewski</figcaption></figure> <p>If you want to take your digital marketing agency to the next level, consider adding a business intelligence (BI) practice. BI can help you transform your business by providing data-driven insights that can guide your decision-making. BI can help you understand your customers better and target your marketing efforts more effectively. Additionally, BI can help you optimize your website and improve your conversion rates. Adding BI to your digital marketing arsenal can take your agency to a new level of success.</p> <p>Thanks to Thomas Niemczewski, <a href="https://dreamchasers.xyz/">Dream Chasers</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#5- E-faxes</h2> <figure id="attachment_400264" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400264" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Min-Tom.jpeg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400264" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Min-Tom-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400264" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Min Tom</figcaption></figure> <p>E-faxes allows users to send and receive faxes through email or an app. Users can finish the tasks using a computer, tablet, or mobile device. We are well aware that many small business owners are constantly looking for methods to save costs. As opposed to conventional fax machines, adopting eFax is more practical and economical. Visit eFax if you think this would be a good choice for you. You can see how everything works and how much money you will save there.</p> <p>Thanks to Min Tom, <a href="https://www.happyhongkonger.com/">Happy Hong Konger</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#6- Graphic design industries</h2> <figure id="attachment_400265" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400265" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Calvin-Willis.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400265" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Calvin-Willis-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Calvin-Willis-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Calvin-Willis-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Calvin-Willis-768x768.jpg 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Calvin-Willis.jpg 800w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400265" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Calvin Willis</figcaption></figure> <p>I believe that the art and graphic design industries will have a big impact on <a href="https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/apps" title="CEO Hacks - Apps &amp; Software" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">software</a> development going forward. While aesthetics have always been a part of the <a href="https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/apps" title="CEO Hacks - Apps &amp; Software" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">software</a> world, I have found that many software developers focus more on functionality than aesthetics. The modern consumer, however, typically loves something that is fun and aesthetic, and I believe getting more creatives involved in the software world would be greatly beneficial.</p> <p>Thanks to Calvin Willis, <a href="https://www.moosoft.com/">Moo Soft</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#7- Apps that connect people</h2> <figure id="attachment_400266" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400266" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Adrian-Todd.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400266" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Adrian-Todd-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Adrian-Todd-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Adrian-Todd.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400266" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Adrian Todd</figcaption></figure> <p>Without a doubt, technology has increased <a href="https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/productivity" title="CEO Hacks - Productivity" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">productivity</a> in contemporary businesses. I believe that apps that connect people will have a great impact on travel. Today, people are starting to use apps for online dating, and even making friends. I see no reason why apps will no be used in the future to connect like-minded travelers (especially solo ones) and make it easier for them to make friends and connect with people on their travels.</p> <p>Thanks to Adrian Todd, <a href="https://greatmindsthinkhike.com/">Great Minds Think Hike</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#8- 3D visualization</h2> <figure id="attachment_400267" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400267" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Vance-Tran.jpeg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400267" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Vance-Tran-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Vance-Tran-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Vance-Tran.jpeg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400267" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Vance Tran</figcaption></figure> <p>For our tech-related business, 3D visualization of all the products can transform our business. Since we aim to serve people with tech-related solutions to their devices, 3D visualization and animation will give them a clearer picture of how to conduct the process and fulfill the procedures. Putting animation and effects will assist them in seeing around the devices and making automatic connections themselves without any hassle.</p> <p>Thanks to Vance Tran, <a href="https://pointerclicker.com/">Pointer Clicker!</a></p> <hr /> <h2>#9-  Social media marketing agency</h2> <figure id="attachment_400268" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400268" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Luke-Fitzpatrick.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400268" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Luke-Fitzpatrick-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Luke-Fitzpatrick-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Luke-Fitzpatrick.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400268" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Luke Fitzpatrick</figcaption></figure> <p>Every business seeks to upgrade and enhance its products. A business that completely transforms your business could be something like a social media marketing agency. Social media is still a relatively new phenomenon, and many businesses are still trying to figure out how to use it effectively. A social media marketing agency could help you develop a social media strategy, create and manage your social media accounts, and generate leads through social media channels.</p> <p>Thanks to Luke Fitzpatrick, <a href="https://drsono.com/">Drsono</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#10- Amazon business</h2> <figure id="attachment_400269" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400269" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Burak-Ozdemir-1.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400269" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Burak-Ozdemir-1-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Burak-Ozdemir-1-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Burak-Ozdemir-1.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400269" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Burak Ozdemir</figcaption></figure> <p>I think the business that could completely transform my business is Amazon Business. Why? Because it’s all about getting in front of the right market, and I know that you can’t do that without having a presence on Amazon. If you aren’t selling on Amazon, you aren’t selling to a massive audience who are actively looking for products like yours. They’re already there, doing their research and making purchases. You just need to be there too!</p> <p>Thanks to Burak Ozdemir,<a href="https://setalarmonline.com/"> Set Alarm Online</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#11- Blockchain</h2> <figure id="attachment_400270" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400270" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Michael-Miller-.png"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400270" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Michael-Miller--150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Michael-Miller--150x150.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Michael-Miller-.png 250w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400270" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Michael Miller</figcaption></figure> <p>The business that could completely transform my cybersecurity business is the blockchain. Blockchain is a technology that allows for secure and reliable transactions with no need for a middleman or third party. This means that transactions can be made directly between the two parties involved in the exchange, without any other involvement. The reason I think blockchain has so much potential as a cybersecurity tool is that it can help businesses like mine prevent fraud and theft of data—and those are two things we're always looking out for!</p> <p>Thanks to Michael Miller, <a href="https://vpnonline.com/">VPN Online Multimedia</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#12- Web 3</h2> <figure id="attachment_400271" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400271" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Derek-Warburton.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400271" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Derek-Warburton-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Derek-Warburton-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Derek-Warburton.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400271" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Derek Warburton</figcaption></figure> <p>We expect Web 3 to profoundly impact the media industry as a whole. Much of the anticipated developments in Web 3 are going to be around the area of decentralization, which means the world will be moving away from the current media paradigm that is dominated by traditional media and social media giants. This is going to be a game-changer for creators because they will have greater control over their audiences and engagement, but it will also be a significant challenge to unpack.</p> <p>Thanks to Derek Warburton, <a href="https://mrwarburtonmagazine.com/">MR WARBURTON MEDIA</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#13- Digital marketing</h2> <figure id="attachment_400272" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400272" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Sinoun-Chea.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400272" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Sinoun-Chea-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Sinoun-Chea-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Sinoun-Chea.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400272" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Sinoun Chea</figcaption></figure> <p>I'd say that a business that could completely transform your business provides a comprehensive digital marketing solution. This type of company would be able to help you with everything from developing and executing a branding strategy to designing and managing your social media accounts, creating and managing online advertising campaigns, and more. A digital marketing company that can provide all of these services under one roof would be a valuable asset for any business.</p> <p>Thanks to Sinoun Chea, <a href="https://shiftweb.com/">ShiftWeb</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#14- Facebook</h2> <figure id="attachment_400273" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400273" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Linda-Shaffer.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400273" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Linda-Shaffer-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Linda-Shaffer-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Linda-Shaffer.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400273" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Linda Shaffer</figcaption></figure> <p>I think that Facebook could completely transform our business by utilizing its advanced facial recognition and image recognition technology. Not only could this drastically reduce the amount of time it takes for us to identify people and find matches but it could also be used to streamline the process of verifying someone's identity. In addition, it could be used to help us quickly identify any fake accounts that may have been created by someone with nefarious intentions.</p> <p>Thanks to Linda Shaffer, <a href="https://checkr.com/">Checkr</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#15- Virtual reality</h2> <figure id="attachment_400274" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400274" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Shaun-Martin.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400274" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Shaun-Martin-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless 30 Entrepreneurs Explain How Machine Learning and AI is Affecting Their Industries https://teach.ceoblognation.com/2022/11/11/30-entrepreneurs-explain-how-machine-learning-and-ai-is-affecting-their-industries/ Teach a CEO urn:uuid:c093ae8c-c308-9e84-09ec-bbe71fde3a8f Fri, 11 Nov 2022 12:16:33 -0500 Machine learning is taking over the running of many industries. To some, it’s a sound of rather bad news while to other businesses, it's a sign of better days ahead. We know some entrepreneurs have embraced or had experience with machine learning and AI thus we asked them what they think will impact their industries. &#8230; <p>Machine learning is taking over the running of many industries. To some, it’s a sound of rather bad news while to other businesses, it's a sign of better days ahead. We know some entrepreneurs have embraced or had experience with machine learning and AI thus we asked them what they think will impact their industries.</p> <h2>#1- New level of speed and precision</h2> <figure id="attachment_107393" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107393" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Hari-Kolam.jpg"><img decoding="async" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107393" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Hari-Kolam-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107393" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Hari Kolam</figcaption></figure> <p>AI is making it possible to recruit with a whole new level of speed and precision. In the world of HR, especially when it comes to recruiting, AI and ML are redefining how companies find and hire top talent. It used to be that you'd post a job, gather applications, and manually sift through hundreds of resumes over several weeks to develop a shortlist. Now, with AI powering the process, companies can find higher-quality talent at a previously impossible speed.</p> <p>Thanks to Hari Kolam, <a href="https://www.findem.ai/">Findem</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#2- Easy personalization</h2> <figure id="attachment_107394" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107394" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Cory-Peterson.jpeg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107394" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Cory-Peterson-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Cory-Peterson-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Cory-Peterson.jpeg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107394" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Cory Peterson</figcaption></figure> <p>Artificial Intelligence makes personalization easy. AI can be used to personalize websites, emails, and many more <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a>-related activities. AI can track customers' actions and suggest actions based on their observations. For example, after making a purchase, you can get recommendations for other products you can buy from the brand. These product recommendations are personal and based on the customer's activity. Automating this process saves time and effort on the marketer's front.</p> <p>Thanks to Cory Peterson, <a href="https://www.ledlightingsupply.com/">Ledlightingsupply</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#3- Gather data from customer behavior</h2> <figure id="attachment_107395" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107395" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Tom-McSherry.png"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107395" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Tom-McSherry-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Tom-McSherry-150x150.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Tom-McSherry-300x300.png 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Tom-McSherry.png 345w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107395" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Tom McSherry</figcaption></figure> <p>In my experience, I have seen that Machine learning and AI have significantly impacted our industry, specifically in data analysis and customer targeting. We can gather data from customer behavior and better target our ad campaigns, resulting in higher conversion rates and improved ROI. It has also allowed us to streamline and automate processes, freeing up time for our team to focus on further innovation and growth. We have also utilized AI in product development by using predictive analysis to forecast consumer demand.</p> <p>Thanks to Tom McSherry, <a href="https://smuggsunderwear.com.au/">Smuggs</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#4-  Improved the efficiency</h2> <figure id="attachment_107396" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107396" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Sinoun-Chea.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107396" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Sinoun-Chea-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Sinoun-Chea-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Sinoun-Chea.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107396" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Sinoun Chea</figcaption></figure> <p>In my experience, AI and machine learning have greatly improved the efficiency and accuracy of my company's <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a> campaigns. We can gather better insights into consumer behavior and precisely target specific demographics, resulting in increased sales and overall ROI. For example, AI-assisted chatbots have allowed us to provide better customer service and support, leading to improved satisfaction and retention rates.</p> <p>Thanks to Sinoun Chea, <a href="https://shiftweb.com/">ShiftWeb</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#5- Streamline our production process</h2> <figure id="attachment_107397" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107397" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Thomas-Simon.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107397" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Thomas-Simon-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Thomas-Simon-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Thomas-Simon.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107397" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Thomas Simon</figcaption></figure> <p>AI has also helped streamline our production process by analyzing previous sales data and predicting future demand. For example, if a specific product sells well in a particular region, AI can help us forecast and increase production for that specific region to help us minimize waste and improve our supply chain management. It provided valuable insights to enhance our decision-making process and improve our overall business strategy.</p> <p>Thanks to Thomas Simon, <a href="https://www.monitask.com/en">Monitask</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#6- Increased user base</h2> <figure id="attachment_107398" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107398" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Sally-Johnson.jpeg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107398" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Sally-Johnson-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Sally-Johnson-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Sally-Johnson.jpeg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107398" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Sally Johnson</figcaption></figure> <p>As an entertainment provider, Green Light Booking is always looking for the best quality and value for its users. The user base has increased due to machine learning and AI. The user base has improved due to the best services, cost reductions, high quality, and a wide range of content available to the user. In turn, this helped both the user and us to provide them with better service and entertainment they will remember for a long time, with high-quality music and entertaining shows.</p> <p>Thanks to Sally Johnson, <a href="https://www.greenlightbooking.com/">Greenlightbooking</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#7- Quick data analysis</h2> <figure id="attachment_107399" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107399" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Cole-South.jpeg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107399" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Cole-South-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Cole-South-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Cole-South.jpeg 152w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107399" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Cole South</figcaption></figure> <p>Machine Learning and AI have an efficient and quick analysis of the data. It also improves the customization of the customer data which helps us to fulfill our client's needs and make them feel more personalized by our service. This causes unemployment, by its efficient service we don't need any special marketing team. It reduces manpower. Al and marketing were designed with powerful tools to do special skills that attract the visuals.</p> <p>Thanks to Cole South, <a href="https://synchronize.com/">Synchronize</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#8- They are everywhere</h2> <figure id="attachment_107400" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107400" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Lessie-Blue.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107400" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Lessie-Blue-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Lessie-Blue-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Lessie-Blue.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107400" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Lessie Blue</figcaption></figure> <p>Well according to me, ML and AI are greatly impacting my industry. In the present time of modern technology and advancements, machine learning and Al are the need of the hour. It helps business owners to boost their interaction with their customers incredibly, such as by using chatbots. In addition to this, Artificial intelligence also helps business owners in collecting large amounts of organizational data easily and sort it into segments.</p> <p>Thanks to Lessie Blue, <a href="https://lessiebluephotography.com/">Lessie Blue Photography</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#9- Perfect tool for offloading</h2> <figure id="attachment_107401" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107401" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Mark-Jimenez.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107401" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Mark-Jimenez-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107401" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Mark Jimenez</figcaption></figure> <p>AI is the perfect tool for offloading some of those repetitive tasks, so you can focus your time and energy on creativity and core business functions. Too many times though entrepreneurs get caught up in the simple, mundane tasks of running their business instead of focusing on growth and development. Getting assistants is always possible, but that creates the additional complexity of trying to hire someone and constantly manage them.</p> <p>Thanks to Mark Jimenez, <a href="https://www.sensibledollar.com/">SensibleDollar</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#10- Information is processed fast</h2> <figure id="attachment_107402" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107402" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Timothy-Woods.png"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107402" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Timothy-Woods-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107402" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Timothy Woods</figcaption></figure> <p>Additional data should enhance a machine learning algorithm's modeling. In the actual world, AI is currently struggling to execute common sense tasks. Whenever it appears to interpret one language's text to another, for example, The teacher is working and The television is working present two meanings for the word working, and while some machines will correctly translate the two using speech recognition, what works in simple cases like this usually fails in more difficult matters.</p> <p>Thanks to Timothy Woods, <a href="https://carnivorestyle.com/">Carnivore Style</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#11-  Increased the use of mobile interaction</h2> <figure id="attachment_107403" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107403" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Kurt-Uhlir.jpeg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107403" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Kurt-Uhlir-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Kurt-Uhlir-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Kurt-Uhlir-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Kurt-Uhlir.jpeg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107403" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Kurt Uhlir</figcaption></figure> <p>Machine learning and AI have increased the use of mobile interaction. Microchips in smartphones already have AI built into their hardware, giving customers real-time abilities such as improved speech recognition and a translation feature. This has made many businesses thrive globally and is accessible to everyone. Machine learning and AI have boosted revenue sources for small businesses, from the exploitation and development of apps to support and grow their business.</p> <p>Thanks to Kurt Uhlir, <a href="https://kurtuhlir.com/">KurtUhlir</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#12- Automation</h2> <figure id="attachment_107404" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107404" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Sarah-Watson.jpeg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107404" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Sarah-Watson-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Sarah-Watson-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Sarah-Watson-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Sarah-Watson.jpeg 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Sarah-Watson-768x768.jpeg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107404" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Sarah Watson</figcaption></figure> <p>I'd say that machine learning is changing the game regarding psychological testing and assessment. In the past, these assessments were primarily based on manual scoring by trained psychologists. However, with the advent of machine learning algorithms, we are now able to automate a lot of the scoring process. This not only saves time and money but also allows us to scale our services to a much larger audience.</p> <p>Thanks to Sarah Watson, <a href="https://bestpersonalitytests.com/">BPTLAB</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#13-  Replacing the need for college counselors</h2> <figure id="attachment_107405" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107405" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Ryusei-Alexis-Best-Hayashi.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107405" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Ryusei-Alexis-Best-Hayashi-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Ryusei-Alexis-Best-Hayashi-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Ryusei-Alexis-Best-Hayashi.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107405" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Ryusei Best Hayashi</figcaption></figure> <p>In the University admissions support industry, the vast amount of online data on University profiles coupled with the increasing ease to implement supervised learning models have attracted a lot of disruptive startups into the industry. These companies are developing self-service tools for helping students 1) find their Best-fit Universities based on complex factors like students' values and personalities, and 2) know what they have to do to get into their Dream Universities.</p> <p>Thanks to Ryusei Alexis Best Hayashi, <a href="https://reachbest.co/">Reach Best</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#14- Learn from past performance</h2> <figure id="attachment_107406" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107406" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Jared-Floyd.png"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107406" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Jared-Floyd-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Jared-Floyd-150x150.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Jared-Floyd-300x300.png 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Jared-Floyd.png 340w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107406" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Jared Floyd</figcaption></figure> <p>One of the most exciting areas of machine learning is trading stocks. Traders can use algorithms that learn from past performance to make decisions about when to buy and sell stocks, as well as which stocks might be promising investments. It's been shown that these algorithms can outperform human traders by a large margin, meaning that they're better at predicting what will happen next in the market than any human could be. It can also be used for data mining, predicting customer behavior, and for fraud detection.</p> <p>Thanks to Jared Floyd, <a href="https://www.ajaxcreative.com/">Ajax Creative</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#15- Improve customer service</h2> <figure id="attachment_107407" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107407" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Kamil-Kowalski.png"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107407" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Kamil-Kowalski-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Kamil-Kowalski-150x150.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Kamil-Kowalski.png 300w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107407" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Kamil Kowalski</figcaption></figure> <p>Machine learning and AI improve customer service by making sure that customers get the best experience. It can also help to make better predictions about what a customer may want to buy next or how they may feel about a product. Chatbots are a great way for companies to provide better customer service without having to hire more people. They can do this by answering simple questions that would otherwise be handled by a human agent. Chatbots can also be used to provide customers with product information and price quotes.</p> <p>Thanks to Kamil Kowalski, <a href="https://limakway.c 30 Entrepreneurs Explain How Technology is Impacting Their Business Today https://hear.ceoblognation.com/2022/11/09/entrepreneurs-explain-how-technology-is-impacting-their-business-today-3/ Hearpreneur urn:uuid:f109d461-5701-d25c-d5eb-4c2e4865b4a6 Wed, 09 Nov 2022 12:16:21 -0500 It’s becoming increasingly important for every business to have at least basic technology to run daily operations in the current day society. It makes communication seamless and brings both tangible and intangible results. Despite the glowing positive side of it, technology also has negative implications on business, especially in this cyber-crime era. We asked entrepreneurs &#8230; <p>It’s becoming increasingly important for every business to have at least basic technology to run daily operations in the current day society. It makes communication seamless and brings both tangible and intangible results. Despite the glowing positive side of it, technology also has negative implications on business, especially in this cyber-crime era.</p> <p>We asked entrepreneurs and business owners how technology is impacting their businesses and here are the responses:</p> <h2>#1- <strong>The decline in cable television</strong></h2> <figure id="attachment_215138" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215138" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Todd-Ramiln.jpeg"><img decoding="async" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215138" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Todd-Ramiln-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Todd-Ramiln-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Todd-Ramiln-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Todd-Ramiln.jpeg 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Todd-Ramiln-768x768.jpeg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215138" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Todd Ramiln</figcaption></figure> <p>Technology has greatly impacted my company because we’re a cable company–we are technology. Ever since I began my career with Cable Compare, we have had a website that generates a lot of traffic. Most of our employees are also remote workers who have never set foot in Florida. However, the growth of technology has also hurt us tremendously. It seems as though more and more people are doing away with cable. Instead, they are watching TV through internet streaming services like Netflix, and Hulu.</p> <p>Thanks to Todd Ramiln,<a href="https://www.cablecompare.com/"> Cable Compare</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#2- The way we serve our clients</h2> <figure id="attachment_215139" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215139" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Nick-Polyushkin.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215139" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Nick-Polyushkin-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Nick-Polyushkin-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Nick-Polyushkin.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215139" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Nick Polyushkin</figcaption></figure> <p>AI advancements have transformed the way we serve our clients. With the power of AI, we can present our customers with precise estimations of how much a home can rent. We can supply them with reliable, real-time data, allowing them to receive specifics on comparables and get a holistic market perspective. This gives our customers the information they need to determine their next steps and make wise rental decisions, including how much to charge for their rentals, and what factors influence rental prices.</p> <p>Thanks to Nick Polyushkin, <a href="https://ofirio.com/">Ofirio</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#3- Helps build connections</h2> <figure id="attachment_215140" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215140" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Ava-Martin...jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215140" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Ava-Martin..-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Ava-Martin..-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Ava-Martin...jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215140" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Ava Martin</figcaption></figure> <p>Imagine the days without platforms like Linkedin and zoom, when businesses had to make innumerable cold calls and visit a door-to-door growing business. Now, imagine covid hitting us back in the 90s or early 2000s, remote working would have been 50x more difficult. So, technology has been empowering for my business, to say the least. I started my business only a few years ago and if not for applications like zoom, teams, etc. my business would have collapsed during the pandemic.</p> <p>Thanks to Ava Martin, <a href="https://qualitywaterlab.com/">Quality Water Lab</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#4-  Business runs efficiently</h2> <figure id="attachment_215141" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215141" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Will.Yang_.png"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215141" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Will.Yang_-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Will.Yang_-150x150.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Will.Yang_-300x300.png 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Will.Yang_.png 623w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215141" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Will Yang</figcaption></figure> <p>As humans, we are prone to making mistakes from time to time. When these mistakes pile up, it’ll take more time and effort to fix them. Using technology such as automation and analytics tools can make a huge difference in making your business run efficiently without the risk of making mistakes. By investing in these tools, the time you save from fixing mistakes is put to better use like creating strategies to improve your customer experience or focusing on business growth.</p> <p>Thanks to Will Yang, <a href="https://www.instrumentl.com/">Instrumentl</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#5- Endorsing my company's products</h2> <figure id="attachment_215142" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215142" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Alexandra-Cotes.png"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215142" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Alexandra-Cotes-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Alexandra-Cotes-150x150.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Alexandra-Cotes-300x300.png 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Alexandra-Cotes-1024x1024.png 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Alexandra-Cotes-768x768.png 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Alexandra-Cotes.png 1080w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215142" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Alexandra Cotes</figcaption></figure> <p>Technology has played a major role in endorsing my company's products. We have been able to showcase our aptitudes in arranging flowers in the most satisfactory way possible by broadcasting layouts on various occasions be it your birthday, wedding day, or spooky Halloween party. In other words, Technology has unlocked a whole new door of communication and the exchange of imaginations. Likewise, we can actively demonstrate our brand-new designs among target consumers and potential consumers garnishing our company's brand.</p> <p>Thanks to Alexandra Cotes, <a href="https://rof.flowercompany.ca/">Flower Company</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#6- Enhancing focus on cybersecurity</h2> <figure id="attachment_215143" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215143" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Sophie-Townsend.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215143" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Sophie-Townsend-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Sophie-Townsend-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Sophie-Townsend.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215143" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Sophie Townsend</figcaption></figure> <p>It’s easy for companies to think that advanced cybersecurity measures are too sophisticated and costly for them to adopt. But with the average data breach cost running at $9 million according to IBM research, an unforeseen incident can ruin a small or medium-sized enterprise and unleash significant harm on larger companies – at a time when margins for <a href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/financial" title="CEO Hacks - Financial" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">financial</a> error are even narrower. We always encourage a smaller start, like performing a comprehensive cybersecurity audit with the help of an experienced IT expert.</p> <p>Thanks to Sophie Townsend, <a href="https://wilsonpublicrelations.com/">Wilson Public Relations</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#7- Making my business proactive</h2> <figure id="attachment_215144" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215144" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Kami-Turky.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215144" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Kami-Turky-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Kami-Turky-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Kami-Turky.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215144" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Kami Turky</figcaption></figure> <p>Technology or technological advancement is making businesses proactive in every domain. Technology is assisting my company in optimizing its operations, goods, and services. It is useful for keeping tabs on things, optimizing operations, keeping data flowing, and keeping track of people. This operational efficiency boost is not only allowing my company to expand rapidly but is also helping to keep costs down. Overall, technology has been proactive in helping my firm expand.</p> <p>Thanks to Kami Turky, <a href="https://solarenergyhackers.com/">SolarEnergyHackers</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#8-  Establish relationships with potential writers</h2> <figure id="attachment_215145" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215145" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Kyle-Kroeger.png"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215145" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Kyle-Kroeger-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215145" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Kyle Kroeger</figcaption></figure> <p>As a successful travel site, blog, and social media presence, technology has made it extremely easy for us to discover and establish relationships with potential writers and contributors, never mind, advertisers, from all over the globe. I'm able to interact with amazing progressive people from around the world and develop connections and eventually relationships with them thanks to online tools and social media. The wealth of social knowledge that keeps feeding our happy adventurous souls, makes it much easier</p> <p>Thanks to Kyle Kroeger, <a href="https://viatravelers.com/">Via Travelers</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#9- Record-keeping and organization</h2> <figure id="attachment_215146" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215146" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Neil-Platt.png"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215146" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Neil-Platt-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215146" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Neil Platt</figcaption></figure> <p>We are constantly tasked with tracking and organizing data in the business world. Fortunately, technology has made this easier than ever before. Everything from contact lists and calendars to <a href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/financial" title="CEO Hacks - Financial" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">financial</a> records and project files can be stored electronically, making it easier to keep track of everything. In addition, there are now many software programs that can help with this, including CRM systems, project management tools, accounting software, and many more.</p> <p>Thanks to Neil Platt, <a href="https://www.emeraldhomeimprovements.co.uk/">Emerald Home Improvements</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#10-  Increased efficiency</h2> <figure id="attachment_215147" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215147" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Matt-Gillman.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215147" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Matt-Gillman-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Matt-Gillman-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Matt-Gillman-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Matt-Gillman.jpg 500w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215147" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Matt Gillman</figcaption></figure> <p>In my opinion, the impact of technology on businesses today is both positive and negative. On the positive side, technology has drastically increased efficiency and <a href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/productivity" title="CEO Hacks - Productivity" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">productivity</a> in many industries. It has also made communication and collaboration much easier, allowing businesses to operate on a global scale. On the negative side, technology has also led to increased competition and a wider skills gap. It has also made it easier for businesses to outsource and automate, which can lead to job losses.</p> <p>Thanks to Matt Gillman, <a href="https://www.smbcompass.com/">SMB Compass</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#11- Thrive and switch</h2> <figure id="attachment_215148" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215148" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Granger-McCollough.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215148" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Granger-McCollough-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Granger-McCollough-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Granger-McCollough-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Granger-McCollough-1024x1024.jpg 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Granger-McCollough-768x768.jpg 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Granger-McCollough-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Granger-McCollough.jpg 1856w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215148" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Granger McCollough</figcaption></figure> <p>Technology has helped us continue to do our work through a period when it was very difficult. Technology has allowed my business to thrive and switch to an entirely online platform, with all of our national sales being conducted online, instead of in old-fashioned brick-and-mortar premises. It’s allowed me to greatly reduce my economic overheads and increase my brand's financial viability and profitability and is responsible for completely changing the way I think about business in the digital age.</p> <p>Thanks to Granger McCollough, <a href="https://elitepatiodirect.com/">Elite Patio Direct</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#12- Support</h2> <figure id="attachment_215149" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215149" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Eleanor-Fletcher.jpeg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215149" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Eleanor-Fletcher-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215149" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Eleanor Fletcher</figcaption></figure> <p>With the use of technology, organizations can assist employees within the corporation as well as external customers. There are countless platforms that both facilitate and streamline the job process. The COVID-19 increase in remote work has shown that not only can employees operate remotely, but that technological support is also capable of handling just about any technical concerns that may emerge. Receiving feedback is also made easier because communication is much more straightforward.</p> <p>Thanks to Eleanor Fletcher, <a href="http://thebestbrisbane.com">The Best Brisbane</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#13- Collaboration in real-time</h2> <figure id="attachment_215150" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215150" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Min-Tom.jpeg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215150" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Min-Tom-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215150" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Min Tom</figcaption></figure> <p>We can now collaborate with people right away, even if they are on another continent, thanks to a variety of technological instruments. With a simple user interface and a straightforward website, we ought to be able to quickly transfer enormous amounts of data, keep track of work in progress in real-time, and even use other cloud services to store the necessary data in raw format for use at a later time. We can reduce costs and make significant savings by collaborating with others in real-time.</p> <p>Thanks to Min Tom, <a href="https://www.happyhongkonger.com/">Happy Hong Konger</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#14-  More connected</h2> <figure id="attachment_215151" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215151" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Dragos-Badea.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215151" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Dragos-Badea-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Dragos-Badea-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Dragos-Badea-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Dragos-Badea.jpg 500w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215151" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Dragos Badea</figcaption></figure> <p>As someone who came from a programming background before transitioning into being an entrepreneur, it is probably not surprising that I find the impact of technology on business these days to be immensely positive. We are significantly more connected thanks to collaboration software, significantly safer due to encrypted file storage and transfer, and can accommodate a whole host of new ways of working due to the world opening up thanks to many people only needing a laptop and an internet connection to work.</p> <p>Thanks to Dragos Badea, <a href="https://www.yarooms.com/">Yarooms</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#15- Customer accessibility</h2> <figure id="attachment_215152" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215152" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a hre Monday Motivation: CHANGE YOUR MINDSET and FINISH WHAT YOU STARTED https://hear.ceoblognation.com/2022/11/07/change-your-mindset-and-finish-what-you-started/ Hearpreneur urn:uuid:d517dc7a-044d-5ccb-a84f-aea517083699 Mon, 07 Nov 2022 09:16:24 -0500 This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off inspired to become great. Here are some takeaways from the video: Don't rush the process, trust the process What's the purpose for what you are doing? In order to do anything significant, you have to be in lion mode Keep &#8230; <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="CHANGE YOUR MINDSET and FINISH WHAT YOU STARTED - BEST MOTIVATIONAL SPEECH &#x1f525;" width="1220" height="686" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Uu581LoLujo?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off inspired to become great.</p> <p>Here are some takeaways from the video:</p> <ul> <li>Don't rush the process, trust the process</li> <li>What's the purpose for what you are doing?</li> <li>In order to do anything significant, you have to be in lion mode</li> <li>Keep grinding, keep working</li> </ul> Media Master Helps Clients Create Premium Brands https://cbnation.tv/2022/11/07/media-master-helps-clients-create-premium-brands/ CBNation TV – Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business urn:uuid:7c1c7680-fb98-d67a-222c-46592e2270b4 Mon, 07 Nov 2022 07:19:43 -0500 <p>In the words of Tony Robbins: “Mike is an extraordinary man. He’s brought me insights on how to reach people on the Internet that are so valuable. This is a man you should deal with. Take advantage of what he has to offer.” Mike is known for being a media master who knows how to &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv/2022/11/07/media-master-helps-clients-create-premium-brands/">Media Master Helps Clients Create Premium Brands</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv">CBNation TV - Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business</a>.</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-30035" src="https://iamceo.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2020/12/Copy-of-I-am-CEO-Podcast-Season-3-2020-12-20T093545.822-1024x576.png" alt="" width="1024" height="576" /></p> <p>In the words of Tony Robbins: “Mike is an extraordinary man. He’s brought me insights on how to reach people on the Internet that are so valuable. This is a man you should deal with. Take advantage of what he has to offer.” Mike is known for being a media master who knows how to help his international clients get attention, create premium brands, and elevated status in days. Mike has had four business exits, two to publicly-traded companies. His first, Digital Cafe, one of the first digital <a href="https://cbnation.tv/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a> agencies in the world, sold to IPG, The Interpublic Group. His two SaaS companies, Traffic Geyser, and Instant Customer, were sold to a publicly-traded company. His most recent was You Everywhere Now to a private buyer.</p> <ul> <li><strong>CEO Hack: </strong><a href="https://cbnation.tv/financial" title="CEO Hacks - Financial" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Money</a> Phone</li> <li><strong>CEO Nugget: </strong>You don't know when your time is going to come up &#8211; build a business around your life</li> <li><strong>CEO Defined: </strong>Being accountable to your team and clients and a distinct set of values you won't compromise</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://cbnation.tv/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Website</a>: <a href="https://www.mikekoenigs.com/">https://www.mikekoenigs.com/</a></p> <p>YouTube: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/c/MikeKoenigs">https://www.youtube.com/c/MikeKoenigs</a><br /> LinkedIn: <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/MikeKoenigs/">https://www.linkedin.com/in/MikeKoenigs/</a><br /> Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/koenigs/">https://www.facebook.com/koenigs/</a><br /> Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/MikeKoenigs/">https://www.instagram.com/MikeKoenigs/</a><br /> Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeKoenigs">https://twitter.com/MikeKoenigs</a><br /> Pinterest: <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/MikeKoenigs/">https://www.pinterest.com/MikeKoenigs/</a></p> <h2>Full Interview:</h2> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="Media Master Helps Clients Create Premium Brands" width="1220" height="686" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jwtL4jPod6w?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv/2022/11/07/media-master-helps-clients-create-premium-brands/">Media Master Helps Clients Create Premium Brands</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv">CBNation TV - Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business</a>.</p> Founder Brings Quality IT Service to Business Owners https://cbnation.tv/2022/11/07/founder-brings-quality-it-service-to-business-owners/ CBNation TV – Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business urn:uuid:de0f17a5-39ed-5507-4335-70d1e5341dd7 Mon, 07 Nov 2022 07:15:22 -0500 <p>Oscar Diaz has 20 years of experience in the IT industry. Oscar studied Information  Technology Engineering at UNITEC (http://www.unitec.edu.ve/). During his five year program, he worked as a Coding Instructor and participated in several university programs to attract new students to the faculty. After graduating, Oscar started working in the Telecommunication Industry at Digitel Corp &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv/2022/11/07/founder-brings-quality-it-service-to-business-owners/">Founder Brings Quality IT Service to Business Owners</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv">CBNation TV - Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business</a>.</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-30032" src="https://iamceo.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2020/12/Copy-of-I-am-CEO-Podcast-Season-3-2020-12-20T090305.212-1024x576.png" alt="" width="1024" height="576" /></p> <p>Oscar Diaz has 20 years of experience in the IT industry. Oscar studied Information  Technology Engineering at UNITEC (http://www.unitec.edu.ve/). During his five year program, he worked as a Coding Instructor and participated in several university programs to attract new students to the faculty. After graduating, Oscar started working in the Telecommunication Industry at Digitel Corp (www.digitel.com.ve). His first position at Digitel was as a System Administrator, where he had several servers under his responsibility, including the email system that supported 3000 users. In the next five years, Oscar demonstrated he was willing to take on new challenges and responsibilities; this allowed him to climb the organizational ladder and earn a management position where he was in charge of the server infrastructure running on Microsoft products (200+ servers and 10+ engineers on his team under his direction). After that, Oscar moved to the position of Application Manager, where he was in charge of (a) Business Intelligence, (b) Web Application Development, and (c) Customer Liaison Units (where he had 20+ engineers, business analysts and team leads working under his supervision). After ten years working in the Enterprise world and seeing the opportunity of bringing Enterprise IT practices to small and medium-sized businesses, Oscar founded Tecbound Technology in 2011. The goal of the company was to bring quality IT service to business owners and help them navigate the challenges of using IT in their business. Tecbound has grown ever since and now has a presence in Calgary, Vancouver, and Latin America. Oscar sponsors several children through not-for-profit organizations like World Vision and Christians Children’s Fund, and has a passion for helping kids to get involved in sports activities to promote family values, respect for others and encourage them to become the best they can be.</p> <ul> <li><strong>CEO Hack: </strong>Two <a href="https://cbnation.tv/books" title="CEO Hacks - Books" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">books</a> &#8211; (1) Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill (2) Never Split the Difference by Christopher Voss</li> <li><strong>CEO Nugget: </strong>Start early, don't overthink it because there's never a right time to do it</li> <li><strong>CEO Defined: </strong>Learning and running a business, looking after employees and taking care of customers</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://cbnation.tv/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Website</a>: <a href="https://www.tecbound.com/">https://www.tecbound.com/</a></p> <p>LinkedIn: <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/tecbound-technology/">https://www.linkedin.com/company/tecbound-technology/</a><br /> Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/tecbound">https://www.facebook.com/tecbound</a><br /> Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/tecbound">https://www.instagram.com/tecbound</a><br /> Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/Tecboundtech">https://twitter.com/Tecboundtech</a></p> <h2>Full Interview:</h2> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="Founder Brings Quality IT Service to Business Owners" width="1220" height="686" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/bbeVS1nAXJ8?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv/2022/11/07/founder-brings-quality-it-service-to-business-owners/">Founder Brings Quality IT Service to Business Owners</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv">CBNation TV - Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business</a>.</p> 30 Entrepreneurs Explain the CEO Hack That Makes Them Successful https://ceoblognation.com/2022/11/30-entrepreneurs-explain-the-ceo-hack-that-makes-them-successful-6/ Business Startup ideas, Entrepreneur News, Tips | CEO Blog Nation urn:uuid:4936e302-7863-0963-7996-1904de957847 Sun, 06 Nov 2022 12:16:15 -0500 As an entrepreneur, you have that gadget, habit, app, or book that makes your work easier, and motivates you to do more and that’s what we refer to as a CEO Hack. It helps you achieve maximum productivity and stick to your goals regardless of the hurdles you face as an entrepreneur. For instance, it &#8230; 30 Entrepreneurs Reveal the Technologies They Most Look Forward to https://hear.ceoblognation.com/2022/11/04/30-entrepreneurs-reveal-the-technologies-they-most-look-forward-to/ Hearpreneur urn:uuid:35863bc9-8461-739f-2a1f-ec652e364514 Fri, 04 Nov 2022 12:16:03 -0400 <p>It’s amazing how new technology keeps coming up. As a business owner, you must keep up with these technological improvements and perhaps adopt some to improve efficiency. They help improve your team's productivity and automate your team's business processes and processes in your business. It also saves you valuable time and helps keep track of activities &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/2022/11/04/30-entrepreneurs-reveal-the-technologies-they-most-look-forward-to/">30 Entrepreneurs Reveal the Technologies They Most Look Forward to</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com">Hearpreneur</a>.</p> <p>It’s amazing how new technology keeps coming up. As a business owner, you must keep up with these technological improvements and perhaps adopt some to improve efficiency. They help improve your team's <a href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/productivity" title="CEO Hacks - Productivity" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">productivity</a> and automate your team's business processes and processes in your business. It also saves you valuable time and helps keep track of activities happening around you.</p> <p>We asked entrepreneurs and business owners about the technologies they most look forward to and here are the responses.</p> <h2>#1- Continued development of artificial intelligence</h2> <figure id="attachment_215083" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215083" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Ed-Shway-scaled.jpg"><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215083" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Ed-Shway-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Ed-Shway-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Ed-Shway-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Ed-Shway-1024x1024.jpg 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Ed-Shway-768x768.jpg 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Ed-Shway-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Ed-Shway-scaled.jpg 2048w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215083" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Ed Shway</figcaption></figure> <p>I'm most looking forward to the continued development of artificial intelligence. There are many exciting applications for AI, from automating repetitive tasks to providing insights that humans wouldn't be able to see on their own. In healthcare it can be used to diagnose diseases earlier, in finance it can identify fraud, in retail, it can optimize stock levels and predict consumer trends, in agriculture it can optimize crop yields by monitoring conditions and predicting weather patterns.</p> <p>Thanks to Ed Shway, <a href="https://bytexd.com/">ByteXD</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#2- Advances in medical technology</h2> <figure id="attachment_215084" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215084" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Andrew-Kemp.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215084" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Andrew-Kemp-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Andrew-Kemp-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Andrew-Kemp.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215084" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Andrew Kemp</figcaption></figure> <p>Things in the medical technology world have been advancing a lot in recent years, and I can’t wait to see where things keep going. There are advances in laser dentistry and implant technology that would make it possible to deal with issues all in one visit and with greatly improved healing times. As things progress, these will only get better. Things can be easily solved with this and you will be able to conveniently get everything you need digitally.</p> <p>Thanks to  Andrew Kemp, <a href="https://smilecredentials.com/">Smile Credentials</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#3- Technology related to soundproofing</h2> <figure id="attachment_215085" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215085" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Robert-Castelao.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215085" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Robert-Castelao-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Robert-Castelao-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Robert-Castelao-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Robert-Castelao.jpg 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Robert-Castelao-768x768.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215085" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Robert Castelao</figcaption></figure> <p>So, first of all, for my business purpose, I mostly look forward to the technology related to soundproofing. The world becomes chaotic daily, but we want a calm, peaceful environment. So people are always looking for soundproofing technology to reduce sound pollution. It may be a new headset, car, or other vehicle with less sound, advanced soundproofing materials, or technology for home, etc. I also look forward to web 3.0 and its impact on human life. It may make our life easy and better impact interpersonal communication.</p> <p>Thanks to Robert Castelao, <a href="https://soundproofly.com/">Soundproofly</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#4- 3D world</h2> <figure id="attachment_215086" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215086" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Michael-Woods.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215086" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Michael-Woods-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Michael-Woods-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Michael-Woods.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215086" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Michael Woods</figcaption></figure> <p>Introducing the 3D world into meetings and conferences will bring bigger changes in the business field in the future. The entire system of business meetings is going to change and business travel will no longer be an important criterion. The virtual experience of 3D is going to take up your presence of you in different parts of the world, in a matter of seconds. This way, a lot of time, money, and effort can be saved and can present smooth business conferences and meetings shortly.</p> <p>Thanks to Michael Woods, <a href="https://www.uniwide.co.uk/">Uniwide Formulations</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#5- Integration of virtual and physical worlds through technology</h2> <figure id="attachment_215087" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215087" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/William-Rivers.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215087" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/William-Rivers-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/William-Rivers-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/William-Rivers.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215087" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: William Rivers</figcaption></figure> <p>The recent pandemic emphasized the importance of technology for enabling better communication. While these tech developments benefit businesses in maintaining seamless operations, they are also important for facilitating human connections. AI technology is expected to aid in this advancement as it accelerates its progress. The application of artificial intelligence makes it possible for people to connect on a human level, even if they are physically separated.</p> <p>Thanks to William Rivers, <a href="https://www.seniorstrong.org/">Senior Strong</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#6- Virtual reality</h2> <figure id="attachment_215088" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215088" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Thomas-Wright.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215088" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Thomas-Wright-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Thomas-Wright-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Thomas-Wright-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Thomas-Wright.jpeg 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Thomas-Wright-768x768.jpeg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215088" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Thomas Wright</figcaption></figure> <p>In the future, I am most looking forward to virtual reality. Virtual reality will allow people to experience things that are not possible in the real world. They will be able to experience anything from skiing on a snowy mountain to visiting a foreign country without leaving home. Virtual reality is something that I have heard of in the past, but it has recently become more widely available. I think that technology has the potential to completely change the way we interact with our world.</p> <p>Thanks to Thomas Wright, <a href="https://www.thelipogroup.com/">The Lipo Group</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#7- 3D printing</h2> <figure id="attachment_215089" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215089" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Dr.-Cary-Goldstein.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215089" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Dr.-Cary-Goldstein-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215089" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Dr. Cary Goldstein</figcaption></figure> <p>I am most excited about the future of 3D printing. It is a technology that is already in use but will soon become the most popular one in the world. 3D printing is a manufacturing process that can create solid objects from digital data. The process involves a digital file being sliced into thin layers that are then printed onto a surface, usually with an inkjet printer. This technology will be used in many fields such as medicine, architecture, and engineering.</p> <p>Thanks to Dr. Cary Goldstein, <a href="https://www.goldsteinonline.com/">Goldstein Dental Center</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#8- Drones</h2> <figure id="attachment_215090" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215090" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Jared-Floyd.png"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215090" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Jared-Floyd-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Jared-Floyd-150x150.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Jared-Floyd-300x300.png 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Jared-Floyd.png 340w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215090" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Jared Floyd</figcaption></figure> <p>The technologies that I am most looking forward to are drones. Drones are a tool that has been around for a while, but they are quickly becoming more affordable, and the technology will only continue to improve. The future is bright for drones and their applications in various industries. They are expected to be used in agriculture, construction, energy, and manufacturing. Drones are a great way to make sure that your business is up-to-date with the latest innovations and technologies.</p> <p>Thanks to Jared Floyd, <a href="https://www.ajaxcreative.com/">Ajax Creative</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#9- Tesla Phone</h2> <figure id="attachment_215091" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215091" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Kris-Zizzo.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215091" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Kris-Zizzo-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215091" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Kris Zizzo</figcaption></figure> <p>With SpaceX and all of their satellites that have been launched recently, together with the TESLA power walls, vehicles, and their new Smart Sustainable Homes the arrival of the TESLA phones change practically everything as it will allow TESLA to connect everyone, everywhere that is under their umbrella corporation, while providing the best services at a very reasonable price. Once that happens, the world as we know it will be a thing of the past. It will be the beginning of a new era where connectivity is everything.</p> <p>Thanks to Kris Zizzo, <a href="https://beyondfailurefitness.com/">Beyond Failure Fitness</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#10- Self-driving cars</h2> <figure id="attachment_215092" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215092" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Kamil-Kowalski.png"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215092" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Kamil-Kowalski-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Kamil-Kowalski-150x150.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Kamil-Kowalski.png 300w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215092" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Kamil Kowalski</figcaption></figure> <p>I am looking forward to the technology of self-driving cars. Self-driving cars would make our lives so much easier. We would be able to go anywhere without worrying about driving and parking. I think self-driving cars will change the way we live forever. Self-driving cars are not just about convenience &#8211; they are also about safety and <a href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/security" title="CEO Hacks - Security" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">security</a>. They can help prevent accidents by monitoring driving patterns, traffic signs, and other vehicles on the road.</p> <p>Thanks to Kamil Kowalski, <a href="https://limakway.com/">LimakWay Remodeling</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#11- Technology that will get all of my books in one place</h2> <figure id="attachment_215110" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215110" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Burak-Ozdemir-1.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215110" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Burak-Ozdemir-1-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Burak-Ozdemir-1-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Burak-Ozdemir-1.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215110" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Burak Ozdemir</figcaption></figure> <p>I'm most looking forward to the technology that will make it possible for me to get my hands on all of my favorite books in one place. I've been a voracious reader since I was very young, and I've amassed a collection of books that rivals some small libraries. I love books because they're easy to read on the go, but sometimes when I want to read something specific, it's hard to find it, or even remember what it was called when I do find it. The Kindle has been a great start, but there are still so many people who prefer print over digital!</p> <p>Thanks to Burak Ozdemir, <a href="https://setalarmonline.com/">Set Alarm Online</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#12- AI in marketing</h2> <figure id="attachment_215111" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215111" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Brandon-Lee.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215111" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Brandon-Lee-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Brandon-Lee-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Brandon-Lee.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215111" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Brandon Lee</figcaption></figure> <p>I am quite excited about AI in <a href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a>. Consider all of the opportunities that a computer may provide. AI is poised to revolutionize the field of <a href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a>. Artificial intelligence may streamline and accelerate procedures, rendering marketers' jobs considerably easier. AI is growing increasingly sophisticated. It is just a matter of time until marketing strategies provide even greater outcomes. I think that technology has the potential to completely change the way we interact with our world.</p> <p>Thanks to Brandon Lee, <a href="https://reptilemaniac.com/">Reptile Maniac</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#13- Blockchain advancements</h2> <figure id="attachment_215112" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215112" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Stefan-Grasic.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215112" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Stefan-Grasic-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215112" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Stefan Grasic</figcaption></figure> <p>I have been really excited to see how the <a href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/financial" title="CEO Hacks - Financial" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">financial</a> technology (fintech) industry has been growing and changing recently, and I think that blockchain technology is going to completely revolutionize the way we deal with money across the globe. Apparently, there are 40 Million Blockchain users worldwide as of 2022 (myself included) and we’re only a few years away from the tipping point when blockchain technology with being used at scale.</p> <p>Thanks to Stefan Grasic, <a href="https://www.business24-7.ae/">Business24-7</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#14- IoB</h2> <figure id="attachment_215113" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215113" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/John-Willis.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215113" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/John-Willis-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/John-Willis-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/John-Willis-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/John-Willis.jpeg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215113" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: John Willis</figcaption></figure> <p>I believe that the internet is one gigantic market, where consumers seek a variety of services. I also believe that they should receive those services promptly. I am excited for the IoB wave to hit us. IoB stands for Internet of Behavior, and it consists of algorithmic code that will truly transform the web into an information superhighway. It will provide sanity to our machines, and they will then guide us to our destinations faster. IoB takes the human spirit and makes a logical guess about the consumer's needs.</p> <p>Thanks to John Willis, <a href="https://convertfree.com/">Convertfree</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#15- Product personalization</h2> <figure id="attachment_215114" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215114" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Chelsea-Cohen.jpg"> What is a Domain Registar? https://teach.ceoblognation.com/2022/11/03/what-is-a-domain-registar/ Teach a CEO urn:uuid:c971e799-4b7b-70e2-608b-253a6a39feaf Thu, 03 Nov 2022 10:41:34 -0400 A domain registrar is an organization or company that manages the registration of Internet domain names (e.g yourorganizationname.com, Google's domain name is google.com, Our domain name is cbnation.co or ceoblognation.com). Domain registrars are accredited by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which is the organization that oversees the Internet's naming system. Domain &#8230; <p>A domain registrar is an organization or company that manages the registration of Internet domain names (e.g yourorganizationname.com, Google's domain name is google.com, Our domain name is cbnation.co or ceoblognation.com). Domain registrars are accredited by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which is the organization that oversees the Internet's naming system.</p> <p>Domain registrars are responsible for managing the availability of domain names, ensuring that they are unique and not already in use. They also handle the transfer of domain names when they are sold or otherwise change hands. In addition, registrars provide Whois services, which allow people to look up information about who owns a particular domain name.</p> <p>There are many different domain registrars to choose from, and it's important to select one that is reliable and offers good customer service. Some factors to consider include price, features, and accreditation.</p> <p>&#8212;</p> <p><em>One of our favorites is <a href="https://ceohack.co/directory/ceo-web-shop/">CEO Hack &#8211; CEO Web Shop</a>. <a href="https://www.ceowebshop.com/default.aspx">CEO Web Shop</a> is an online store providing 24/7 service and support where businesses and organizations digital services like domain names, e-mail, web <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a>, <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">website</a> builders, SSL and web <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">hosting</a>.</em></p> Chat#110 – Working ON the Business Instead of IN the Business [SPONSORED POST] https://ceochat.co/sponsored-post/chat110-working-on-the-business-instead-of-in-the-business/ CEO Chat urn:uuid:9a6d490a-088c-aec4-9ae5-196cc5484ea0 Wed, 02 Nov 2022 17:17:29 -0400 <p>Gresham W. Harkless Jr. sits down with Leslie Luckritz of Alexandria Massage Therapy and Wellness Center to speak about business, lessons from 12 years in business, attracting talent, building culture, values and the impact that Intelligent Office of Alexandria helped her in a bind with their call answering services. Intelligent Office of Alexandria offers 23 &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ceochat.co/sponsored-post/chat110-working-on-the-business-instead-of-in-the-business/">Chat#110 – Working ON the Business Instead of IN the Business [SPONSORED POST]</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ceochat.co">CEO Chat</a>.</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-12261 size-full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/30/2022/11/CEO-Chat-Header-4.png" alt="" width="828" height="315" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/30/2022/11/CEO-Chat-Header-4.png 828w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/30/2022/11/CEO-Chat-Header-4-300x114.png 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/30/2022/11/CEO-Chat-Header-4-768x292.png 768w" sizes="(max-width: 828px) 100vw, 828px" /><iframe loading="lazy" style="border: none; min-width: min(100%, 430px);" title="CC110: Working ON the Business not IN the Business - Leslie X Gresham [SPONSORED INTERVIEW]" src="https://www.podbean.com/player-v2/?i=7brd6-1304356-pb&from=pb6admin&share=1&download=1&rtl=0&fonts=Garamond&skin=2&font-color=&logo_link=episode_page&btn-skin=3" width="100%" height="150" scrolling="no" data-name="pb-iframe-player"></iframe></p> <div data-pm-slice="1 3 []" data-en-clipboard="true"><a href="http://iamgresh.com/linkedin" rev="en_rl_none">Gresham W. Harkless Jr.</a> sits down with Leslie Luckritz of <a href="https://www.alexandriamassagetherapy.com/">Alexandria Massage Therapy and Wellness Center</a> to speak about business, lessons from 12 years in business, attracting talent, building culture, values and the impact that Intelligent Office of Alexandria helped her in a bind with their call answering services.</div> <div data-pm-slice="1 3 []" data-en-clipboard="true"></div> <div><a href="https://www.intelligentoffice.com/virginia/alexandria/" rev="en_rl_none">Intelligent Office of Alexandria</a> offers 23 private offices and three meeting rooms, two of which can be configured in many ways to meet your meeting or training needs.</div> <div></div> <div>Whether you are looking for a virtual receptionist, private office space, or even a conference room to rent by the hour, their experienced and committed staff can you help you to achieve your business goals! Intelligent Office of Alexandria offers 23 private offices and three meeting rooms, two of which can be configured in many ways to meet your meeting or training needs. Their building is a Class A building and features a free surface parking lot, free access to the on-site fitness center, high-speed internet, and much more!</div> <div></div> <h2>Timestamps</h2> <div></div> <ul> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXpUNxFnVmE&t=70s">01:10</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; Introducing Leslie Luckritz </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXpUNxFnVmE&t=120s">02:00</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; Leslie's story </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXpUNxFnVmE&t=290s">04:50</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; Services of Alexandria Massage Therapy and Wellness Center </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXpUNxFnVmE&t=368s">06:08</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; About Alexandria Massage Therapy and Wellness Center </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXpUNxFnVmE&t=412s">06:52</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; Experience at Alexandria Massage Therapy and Wellness Center </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXpUNxFnVmE&t=519s">08:39</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; The Team at Alexandria Massage Therapy and Wellness Center </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXpUNxFnVmE&t=630s">10:30</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; Secret Sauce or USP </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXpUNxFnVmE&t=784s">13:04</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; Building culture </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXpUNxFnVmE&t=908s">15:08</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; CEO Nugget #1 &#8211; Fill Your Cup </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXpUNxFnVmE&t=962s">16:02</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; CEO Nugget #2 &#8211; Letting Go of Ego </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXpUNxFnVmE&t=1040s">17:20</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; CEO Nugget #3 &#8211; Run Your Race </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXpUNxFnVmE&t=1070s">17:50</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; How the operations work </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXpUNxFnVmE&t=1245s">20:45</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; Core Value &#8211; Belonging </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXpUNxFnVmE&t=1269s">21:09</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; Intelligent Office Phone Answering Services </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXpUNxFnVmE&t=1295s">21:35</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; CEO Nugget #4 &#8211; Finding Quality People </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXpUNxFnVmE&t=1356s">22:36</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; CEO Nugget #5 &#8211; Pivot because things don't go perfectly </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXpUNxFnVmE&t=1369s">22:49</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; Impact of Intelligent Office Alexandria </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXpUNxFnVmE&t=1389s">23:09</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; CEO Nugget #6 &#8211; Find Support So You Can Work ON the Business </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXpUNxFnVmE&t=1423s">23:43</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; CEO Nugget #7 &#8211; CEO Hack &#8211; Read the E-myth </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXpUNxFnVmE&t=1460s">24:20</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; CEO Nugget #8 &#8211; Your Perspective on Business Evolves with Time </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXpUNxFnVmE&t=1614s">26:54</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; CEO Nugget #9 &#8211; It's Not Always Easy to Fire Fast </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXpUNxFnVmE&t=1685s">28:05</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; CEO Nugget #10 &#8211; Hire Professionals It Makes a Difference </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXpUNxFnVmE&t=1739s">28:59</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; CEO Nugget #11 &#8211; The wrong hires can be costly </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXpUNxFnVmE&t=1820s">30:20</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; CEO Nugget #12 &#8211; Delegate ASAP to work on your business </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXpUNxFnVmE&t=1878s">31:18</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; CEO Nugget #13 &#8211; Often things take longer and cost more </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXpUNxFnVmE&t=1910s">31:50</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; CEO Nugget #14 &#8211; The right systems, processes and people will set you free </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXpUNxFnVmE&t=1950s">32:30</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; CEO Nugget #15 &#8211; Get a business coach early </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXpUNxFnVmE&t=2016s">33:36</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; CEO Nugget #16 &#8211; Network but make sure you have systems in place for your business </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXpUNxFnVmE&t=2116s">35:16</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; Behind the Scenes clips</span></li> </ul> <h2>Relevant Links:</h2> <div></div> <ul> <li> <div>Intelligent Office of Alexandria &#8211; <a href="https://www.intelligentoffice.com/virginia/alexandria">https://www.intelligentoffice.com/virginia/alexandria</a></div> </li> <li> <div>Alexandria Massage Therapy and Wellness Center &#8211; <a href="https://www.alexandriamassagetherapy.com/">https://www.alexandriamassagetherapy.com/</a></div> </li> <li> <div>DMV CEO Post &#8211; <a href="https://dmvceo.com/2015/11/27/professional-dancer-finds-a-new-calling-after-injury/">https://dmvceo.com/2015/11/27/professional-dancer-finds-a-new-calling-after-injury/</a></div> </li> <li> <div>The E-myth Book &#8211; https://amzn.to/3DzNy2I</div> </li> <li> <div>The E-myth post &#8211; https://progreshion.ceoblognation.com/2018/01/03/have-you-heard-of-the-e-myth/</div> </li> </ul> <h2><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto">Additional resources:</span></h2> <ul> <li><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto">Download our FREE CEO Hacks Guide and subscribe to our newsletter to help you be more effective and efficient &#8211; </span><a href="https://cbnation.co/newsletter/">https://cbnation.co/newsletter/</a></li> <li><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto">Check out more CEO Hacks that help you be more effective and efficient &#8211; </span><a href="https://ceohack.co/">https://ceohack.co/</a></li> <li><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto">Kinsta for Premium Hosting &#8211; </span><a href="https://ceohack.co/refer/kinsta">https://ceohack.co/refer/kinsta</a></li> </ul> <h2>About Intelligent Office Alexandria</h2> <p>Whether you are looking for a virtual receptionist, private office space, or even a conference room to rent by the hour, their experienced and committed staff can you help you to achieve your business goals! Intelligent Office of Alexandria offers 23 private offices and three meeting rooms, two of which can be configured in many ways to meet your meeting or training needs. Their building is a Class A building and features a free surface parking lot, free access to the on-site fitness center, high-speed internet, and much more!</p> <p>Some of the services that they offer include:</p> <ul> <li>Virtual Reception Services</li> <li>Business Address</li> <li>Mail Services</li> <li>Arranged Access to Our Other Washington D.C. Intelligent Office Locations</li> <li>Private Office Space that Seats 1 – 5 People</li> <li>Conference Room Rentals</li> <li>Ongoing Professional Development Seminars</li> </ul> <p><em>This is a sponsored post.</em></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ceochat.co/sponsored-post/chat110-working-on-the-business-instead-of-in-the-business/">Chat#110 – Working ON the Business Instead of IN the Business [SPONSORED POST]</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ceochat.co">CEO Chat</a>.</p> 30 Entrepreneurs Say What Changes They Expect in Their Business Due to Technology https://hear.ceoblognation.com/2022/11/02/30-entrepreneurs-say-what-changes-they-expect-in-their-business-due-to-technology/ Hearpreneur urn:uuid:14ba721f-61c2-ee28-7675-f4e1e37a12c2 Wed, 02 Nov 2022 12:16:33 -0400 <p>Technology disruption is happening at a rapid pace all around us. Its role in business will keep changing more and more with the advancement. It will have an impact on every business type. We asked our entrepreneurs what changes do they expect due to technology shortly, and this is what they have to say. #1- &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/2022/11/02/30-entrepreneurs-say-what-changes-they-expect-in-their-business-due-to-technology/">30 Entrepreneurs Say What Changes They Expect in Their Business Due to Technology</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com">Hearpreneur</a>.</p> <p>Technology disruption is happening at a rapid pace all around us. Its role in business will keep changing more and more with the advancement. It will have an impact on every business type. We asked our entrepreneurs what changes do they expect due to technology shortly, and this is what they have to say.</p> <h2>#1- LED walls in exhibits</h2> <figure id="attachment_215051" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215051" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Thomas-Samuels.-scaled.jpg"><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215051" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Thomas-Samuels.-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215051" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Thomas Samuels</figcaption></figure> <p>Within the trade show industry specifically, as well as the <a href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a> industry as a whole, technology is quickly advancing and adapting to better serve virtual audiences, cut through the noise, and personalize experiences for users. One notable change on the horizon for my business is the use of LED walls in exhibits, which is growing more prevalent as the technology has become more reliable and the cost has decreased. I also expect to see more technology to assist with personalized experiences at trade shows, both in person and virtually, shortly.</p> <p>Thanks to Thomas Samuels, <a href="https://cardinalexpo.com/">Cardinal Expo</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#2- AI being a key driver</h2> <figure id="attachment_215052" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215052" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Jean-Patrick-Bisson.png"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215052" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Jean-Patrick-Bisson-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Jean-Patrick-Bisson-150x150.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Jean-Patrick-Bisson.png 300w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215052" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Jean Patrick Bisson</figcaption></figure> <p>While I think technology will affect businesses in multiple ways in the future, personally, I foresee AI being a key driver to making our processes here in Truely more efficient. Our team is already using AI to verify fake and real reviews. We are also using AI writing assistants such as Rytr to speed up our content production for the hundreds of categories we publish daily. AI tools will become more predominant, saving companies like mine more time, money, and resources than we would spend on hiring people.</p> <p>Thanks to Jean-Patrick Bisson, <a href="https://truely.com/">Truely</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#3-  Put a lot of freelancers out of a job</h2> <figure id="attachment_215053" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215053" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Shane-McEvoy.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215053" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Shane-McEvoy-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Shane-McEvoy-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Shane-McEvoy.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215053" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Shane McEvoy</figcaption></figure> <p>I hate to say it, but eventually, artificial intelligence will put a lot of freelancers out of a job. Businesses already use AI to automate general processes like email <a href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a> and project management, but content generated by artificial intelligence is really not very far away. Some websites will generate a fairly decent blog post from a few key intent phrases, but they are still not as good as something written by an experienced content marketer.</p> <p>Thanks to Shane McEvoy, <a href="https://www.flycastmedia.co.uk/">Flycast Media</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#4- Downfall in the years</h2> <figure id="attachment_215054" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215054" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Aimee-White.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215054" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Aimee-White-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Aimee-White-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Aimee-White-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Aimee-White.jpg 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Aimee-White-768x768.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215054" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Aimee White</figcaption></figure> <p>It has occurred to me that technology, which is the lifeblood of the business, may ultimately be its downfall in the years and decades to come. Let’s face it, keyboards are decidedly 21st-century technology. With VR, voice commands, and other ways of interfacing with devices and computing technology becoming more and more sophisticated, I suspect that physically tapping away at keys and clicking with a mouse may eventually go the way of the dinosaurs.</p> <p>Thanks to Aimee White, <a href="https://keyboardkings.com/">Keyboard Kings</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#5- Saving valuable resources</h2> <figure id="attachment_215055" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215055" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Tim-Wesselink.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215055" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Tim-Wesselink-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Tim-Wesselink-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Tim-Wesselink.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215055" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Tim Wesselink</figcaption></figure> <p>One unique way technology will affect businesses lies in saving valuable resources (both tangible and intangible). The implementation of technology might increase the immediate expenses of a business but provide the benefits of saving up resources that would have been necessary for the tasks at hand over a long period. For example, a machine that creates filament for 3D printers will save up a great amount of time and plastic.</p> <p>Thanks to Tim Wesselink, <a href="https://www.3devo.com/">3devo</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#6- Require new and efficient ways to protect data</h2> <figure id="attachment_215056" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215056" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Tomek-Mlodzki.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215056" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Tomek-Mlodzki-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Tomek-Mlodzki-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Tomek-Mlodzki.jpg 191w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215056" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Tomek Mlodzki</figcaption></figure> <p>As my business involves gathering and processing sensitive data, I anticipate the near future will require new and efficient ways to protect them. There are many cyber threats jeopardizing data today, and this will continue to be a big concern. Why? Because inaccurate protection can deprive my business of the data, it needs to function properly and ruin relationships with customers, who may lose trust in my company if their information is mishandled.</p> <p>Thanks to Tomek Mlodzki, <a href="https://photoaid.com/">PhotoAiD</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#7- Connect with remote experts</h2> <figure id="attachment_215057" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215057" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Ozzi-Jarvinen.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215057" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Ozzi-Jarvinen-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Ozzi-Jarvinen-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Ozzi-Jarvinen.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215057" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Ozzi Jarvinen</figcaption></figure> <p>It will allow me to build a dream team of connected remote experts. My company is all about remote work. That’s not an HR policy or a perk; it’s our actual business model. We employ top-tier talent from around the world, and in return, they can work where they choose. With remote work becoming normalized and the tech infrastructure evolving rapidly to support that dynamic, we’re already better equipped than ever to connect and collaborate with our teams across borders.</p> <p>Thanks to Ozzi Jarvinen, <a href="https://iglu.net/">Iglu</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#8- Personalizing experience</h2> <figure id="attachment_215058" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215058" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Ivo-Iv.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215058" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Ivo-Iv-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215058" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Ivo Iv</figcaption></figure> <p>In today's competitive world, understanding your customers' needs requires more attention than ever, so business intelligence tools must be used. Thanks to the collection and processing of big data using client CRM systems and artificial intelligence, the company can learn more about the buyer and understand when and where they can be interested in their products. I believe developing these technologies will pave the way for fully personalized offers for your customers.</p> <p>Thanks to Ivo Iv, <a href="https://www.decorhomeideas.com/">Decor Home Ideas</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#9- Customer Retention</h2> <figure id="attachment_215059" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215059" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Brianna-Bitton.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215059" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Brianna-Bitton-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Brianna-Bitton-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Brianna-Bitton.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215059" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Brianna Bitton</figcaption></figure> <p>From managing orders and customer service to connect on social media, technology is essential in managing customer relationships. Our focus on digital channels like email and SMS has made it simple for us to engage customers and prioritize their needs. It is essential to give our customers the ideal experience to expand our business. Since we’ve put so much focus on the technology that could help the customer’s sales process, we strongly believe that the technology could only help us make the best service possible.</p> <p>Thanks to Brianna Bitton, <a href="https://opositiv.com/">O Positiv</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#10-  The demand for more remote work</h2> <figure id="attachment_215060" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215060" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Brandt-Passalacqua.png"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215060" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Brandt-Passalacqua-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215060" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Brandt Passalacqua</figcaption></figure> <p>Even industries like mine that rely on in-person participation have been changed by the pandemic. While there will always be a place for in-person training and instruction, the demand for more remote and virtual options is driving new technology that will affect businesses of all kinds. I expect to see current technologies meant to help users connect virtually advance in the coming years, including augmented reality, virtual reality, and the metaverse.</p> <p>Thanks to Brandt Passalacqua, <a href="https://breathingdeeply.com/">Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#11- Company's expansion</h2> <figure id="attachment_215061" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215061" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Alexandra-Cotes.png"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215061" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Alexandra-Cotes-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Alexandra-Cotes-150x150.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Alexandra-Cotes-300x300.png 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Alexandra-Cotes-1024x1024.png 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Alexandra-Cotes-768x768.png 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Alexandra-Cotes.png 1080w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215061" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Alexandra Cotes</figcaption></figure> <p>For my floral company, e-commerce has played a gigantic proportion in the company's expansion. Nowadays, customers are shopping for floral products for every event rather than only for ornamental purposes. And in this aspect, having an online selling platform plays a major role. It has curtailed time and cost in the transmission and shipping of commodities. It would greatly broaden customer engagement and access to easy feedback for further improvement.</p> <p>Thanks to Alexandra Cotes, <a href="https://rof.flowercompany.ca/">Flower Company</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#12- Sustain our business</h2> <figure id="attachment_215062" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215062" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Stefan-Grasic.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215062" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Stefan-Grasic-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215062" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Stefan Grasic</figcaption></figure> <p>Technology continues to sustain our business. I work with cryptocurrency and stocks, meaning that technology is the core of our business. As technology, particularly surrounding the stock market and cryptocurrency continues to grow and change, so too does our company. Our business is entirely dependent on the whims of the stock market, so it has a major impact on the way that we’re able to operate.</p> <p>Thanks to Stefan Grasic, <a href="https://www.business24-7.ae/">Business24-7</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#13- Automation</h2> <figure id="attachment_215063" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215063" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Andrew-Kemp.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215063" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Andrew-Kemp-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Andrew-Kemp-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Andrew-Kemp.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215063" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Andrew Kemp</figcaption></figure> <p>Technology has proven to be incredibly important to the dental industry, as we’re able to automate more of the patient process, making it easier than ever for people to access the care that they need. We can keep more detailed notes, and get a more accurate idea of what a patient needs before they even come into the surgery, shortening the amount of time it takes for us to get to the root cause of the problem. How we spend our time in our yards is constantly evolving, and the technology that we use for entertainment purposes is constantly being updated.</p> <p>Thanks to Andrew Kemp, <a href="https://smilecredentials.com/">Smile Credentials</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#14- Onwards and upwards</h2> <figure id="attachment_215064" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215064" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Jason-Dempsey-1.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215064" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Jason-Dempsey-1-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Jason-Dempsey-1-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Jason-Dempsey-1-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Jason-Dempsey-1.jpg 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Jason-Dempsey-1-768x768.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215064" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Jason Dempsey</figcaption></figure> <p>As technology continuously changes and advances, so inevitably will our business. Technology will continue to allow my business to grow. As the technological landscape evolves, my content will be able to reach more people and find the right niche, allowing my company to grow onwards and upwards. Google is constantly changing its guidelines, but the better you can follow them, the more likely you are to be able to strike gold.</p> <p>Thanks to Jason Dempsey, <a href="https://homecityliving.com/">Home City Living</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#15- Reduced operating costs</h2> <figure id="attachment_215065" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-215065" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Guy-Hadas.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-215065" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Guy-Hadas-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Guy-Hadas-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Guy-Hadas-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/10/Guy-Hadas.jpeg 450w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-215065" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Guy Hadas</figcaption></figure> <p>Back in the olden days, you needed to pay for literally everything just to make things work for you which is financially and mentally draining and causes slow progress, but with the help of technology, in just a one-time big-time payment, things are easier to do without spending all over again. Technology makes things easier, especially in operation management, including easier communication, easier outsourcing, easier monitoring, and many more, these things can now be done just by sitting at your table.</p> <p>Thanks to Guy Hadas, <a href="https://agegroup.io/">Age Group</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#16- Easy access to information</h2> <figure id="attachment_215066" aria-describedby="captio Restaurant Group Director Passionate About Mixology https://cbnation.tv/2022/10/31/restaurant-group-director-passionate-about-mixology/ CBNation TV – Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business urn:uuid:947d8b9a-bf43-8ed6-cafc-2bce43a56fa4 Mon, 31 Oct 2022 12:01:44 -0400 <p>Morgan Hurley is the Marketing and Beverage Director for local restaurant group, Mex 1 Coastal Cantina, in Charleston, South Carolina a local favorite serving craveable tacos and killer margaritas in a relaxed, SoCal vibe surf bar. Morgan grew up in the Food and Beverage trade eventually getting a dream job at a high volume beachfront &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv/2022/10/31/restaurant-group-director-passionate-about-mixology/">Restaurant Group Director Passionate About Mixology</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv">CBNation TV - Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business</a>.</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-30023" src="https://iamceo.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2020/12/Copy-of-I-am-CEO-Podcast-Season-3-2020-12-19T160550.621-1024x576.png" alt="" width="1024" height="576" /></p> <p>Morgan Hurley is the <a href="https://cbnation.tv/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Marketing</a> and Beverage Director for local restaurant group, Mex 1 Coastal Cantina, in Charleston, South Carolina a local favorite serving craveable tacos and killer margaritas in a relaxed, SoCal vibe surf bar. Morgan grew up in the Food and Beverage trade eventually getting a dream job at a high volume beachfront bar on Folly Beach where he honed his mixology skills winning him a few awards. His love for craft cocktails and Tequila lead him to helping open Mex 1 Coastal Cantina and developing the cocktail program, the brand and also becoming a Tequila expert along the way <a href="https://cbnation.tv/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">hosting</a> seminars about everything Tequila. As the company grew, so did Morgan's knowledge base eventually working his way to <a href="https://cbnation.tv/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Marketing</a> and Beverage Director where they have won countless awards from Best Margarita and Best Mexican to throwing show-stopping events like their annual Snowboard Rail Jam and Cinco De Mayo Bash.</p> <ul> <li><strong>CEO Hack: </strong>App- Feedly</li> <li><strong>CEO Nugget: </strong>(1) Rigorous preparation before an event (2) Reflect on your experience</li> <li><strong>CEO Defined: </strong>Being decisive and action-oriented</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://cbnation.tv/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Website</a>: <a href="http://www.mex1coastalcantina.com/">http://www.mex1coastalcantina.com/</a></p> <p>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mixpoursurf/?hl=en">@MixPourSurf</a></p> <h2>Full Interview:</h2> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="Restaurant Group Director Passionate About Mixology" width="1220" height="686" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/g7LipB6-_Rs?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv/2022/10/31/restaurant-group-director-passionate-about-mixology/">Restaurant Group Director Passionate About Mixology</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv">CBNation TV - Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business</a>.</p> Monday Motivation: Don’t Complain yourself, Remember the TIME https://hear.ceoblognation.com/2022/10/31/monday-motivation-dont-complain-yourself-remember-the-time/ Hearpreneur urn:uuid:bade36e1-eb3e-bfb1-c018-b0c56194e84f Mon, 31 Oct 2022 09:16:04 -0400 <p>This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off inspired to become great. Here are some takeaways from the video: Don't loose yourself in fear and doubt Dare yourself to be better and unique Being negative doesn't help you grow Reconnect with yourself and start chasing your dreams</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/2022/10/31/monday-motivation-dont-complain-yourself-remember-the-time/">Monday Motivation: Don&#8217;t Complain yourself, Remember the TIME</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com">Hearpreneur</a>.</p> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="Don&#039;t Complain yourself, Remember the TIME -Best Life changing Motivational speech #motivation PT1" width="1220" height="686" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/7HGlvXecWAs?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off inspired to become great.</p> <p>Here are some takeaways from the video:</p> <ul> <li>Don't loose yourself in fear and doubt</li> <li>Dare yourself to be better and unique</li> <li>Being negative doesn't help you grow</li> <li>Reconnect with yourself and start chasing your dreams</li> </ul> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/2022/10/31/monday-motivation-dont-complain-yourself-remember-the-time/">Monday Motivation: Don&#8217;t Complain yourself, Remember the TIME</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com">Hearpreneur</a>.</p> Owner Passionate About Event Planning https://cbnation.tv/2022/10/31/owner-passionate-about-event-planning/ CBNation TV – Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business urn:uuid:b6c34923-6836-955b-f586-a89cf83b5d68 Mon, 31 Oct 2022 08:57:06 -0400 <p>Kathryne Carter is the owner of Grace And Virtue Events, a wedding and event planning company based in Silver Spring, MD. She planned her mother and stepfather’s wedding in 2009 &#8211; which was her first wedding. Her business name is based on a scripture given to her by her mother. Kathryne is passionate about the &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv/2022/10/31/owner-passionate-about-event-planning/">Owner Passionate About Event Planning</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv">CBNation TV - Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business</a>.</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-30004" src="https://iamceo.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2020/12/Copy-of-I-am-CEO-Podcast-Season-3-2020-12-11T070950.324-1024x576.png" alt="" width="1024" height="576" /></p> <p>Kathryne Carter is the owner of Grace And Virtue Events, a wedding and event planning company based in Silver Spring, MD. She planned her mother and stepfather’s wedding in 2009 &#8211; which was her first wedding. Her business name is based on a scripture given to her by her mother. Kathryne is passionate about the event planning process, being creative, working with couples & small businesses and developing business relationships with other vendors. She is a board member of the Association of Wedding Professionals of Greater Washington, DC. She has been featured on the Hue I Do Wedding <a href="https://cbnation.tv/podcast" title="CEO Hacks - Podcasting" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Podcast</a> and her styled shoots have been featured in the online blogs United With Love and Storyboard Wedding.</p> <ul> <li><strong>CEO Hack: </strong>Writing everything down</li> <li><strong>CEO Nugget: </strong>You can't do all the things</li> <li><strong>CEO Defined: </strong>Being courageous and taking the lead</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://cbnation.tv/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Website</a>: <a href="https://www.graceandvirtueevents.com/">https://www.graceandvirtueevents.com/</a></p> <p>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/graceandvirtueevents/?hl=en">https://www.instagram.com/graceandvirtueevents/?hl=en</a><br /> Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/graceandvirtueevents">https://www.facebook.com/graceandvirtueevents</a></p> <h2>Full Podcast:</h2> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="Owner Passionate About Event Planning" width="1220" height="686" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/zHClSsVVk4c?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv/2022/10/31/owner-passionate-about-event-planning/">Owner Passionate About Event Planning</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv">CBNation TV - Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business</a>.</p> 30 Entrepreneurs Explain What Being a CEO Means to Them https://ceoblognation.com/2022/10/30-entrepreneurs-explain-what-being-a-ceo-means-to-them-3/ Business Startup ideas, Entrepreneur News, Tips | CEO Blog Nation urn:uuid:f1227a77-a608-51f4-5d3c-ed7d40078c7b Sun, 30 Oct 2022 12:16:53 -0400 Here at CBNation, we love to hear what being a CEO means to different entrepreneurs and CEOs. We understand it entails great responsibility and expectations from both the clients and the team you’re leading but its meaning varies with each CEO. We asked entrepreneurs and business owners their definition of the word CEO and here’s &#8230; 30 Entrepreneurs Describe the Right Time to Level up a Business https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/2022/10/28/30-entrepreneurs-describe-the-right-time-to-level-up-a-business/ Rescue a CEO urn:uuid:2406578f-bdbb-e28c-cb05-d250e5e83df4 Fri, 28 Oct 2022 01:00:35 -0400 There comes a time when you have to grow your business to be bigger and better. What signs should you watch out for? Each business is unique and there may not be a secret formula to knowing when to up a level. It can be through goal setting to push their limits and continuous improvement &#8230; <p>There comes a time when you have to grow your business to be bigger and better. What signs should you watch out for? Each business is unique and there may not be a secret formula to knowing when to up a level. It can be through goal setting to push their limits and continuous improvement as they compete against themselves (or with others). There are various ways one can level up their business.</p> <p>Here's what entrepreneurs have to say about the right time to level up a business.</p> <h2>#1- When you feel equal with your stiffest competition</h2> <figure id="attachment_400135" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400135" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Volodymyr-Shchegel.jpg"><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400135" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Volodymyr-Shchegel-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Volodymyr-Shchegel-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Volodymyr-Shchegel.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400135" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Volodymyr Shchegel</figcaption></figure> <p>The most urgent sign you should level up your business is when you feel on par with your stiffest competition. If you are on par, you won't be for long: either they will level up, or you will so be one step ahead. Sitting in comfort won't expand your business, but always striving to outdo the competition and offer your customers a premium experience will! Another sign is when you have favorable conditions to develop further &#8211; adequate funds and <a href="https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/hr" title="CEO Hacks - Human Resources &amp; Human Capital" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">human resources</a>, and there are no particular red flags and adversity on the horizon.</p> <p>Thanks to Volodymyr Shchegel, <a href="https://clario.co/">Clario</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#2- When customers become increasingly vocal in their requests</h2> <figure id="attachment_400136" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400136" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Gates-Little.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400136" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Gates-Little-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Gates-Little-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Gates-Little.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400136" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Gates Little</figcaption></figure> <p>A definitive sign that it is time to level up your business is when your customers become obviously and increasingly vocal in their requests for new products and services. We have all been there- a customer asks oh, do you offer X? and we have to say sorry, not yet. When you find yourself saying sorry, not yet often, it is time to level up. Offer that service or product while your existing customers still want it! I did this myself at The Southern Bank.</p> <p>Thanks to Gates Little, <a href="https://altline.sobanco.com/">altLine Sobanco</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#3- Once the product-market fit is attained</h2> <figure id="attachment_400137" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400137" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Saurabh-Jindal.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400137" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Saurabh-Jindal-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400137" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Saurabh Jindal</figcaption></figure> <p>I would say a business should really go into an aggressive level-up mode, once the product-market fit is attained and the company has decided and fixed a business model.  A product market fit means some customers are regularly using your service as it provides value to them &#8211; be it in terms of tangibles such as money and time saved, or unmeasurable factors such as enjoyment or relaxation. These customers love your offering, and are also talking about it positively to other potential customers and thus running a referral network.</p> <p>Thanks to Saurabh Jindal, <a href="https://www.wacrun.com/">WacRun</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#4- Crushing one's prior bests</h2> <figure id="attachment_400138" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400138" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Robert-Warner.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400138" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Robert-Warner-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Robert-Warner-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Robert-Warner-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Robert-Warner-768x768.jpg 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Robert-Warner.jpg 800w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400138" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Robert Warner</figcaption></figure> <p>When you find that you have made your first goals too feasible by the level you have set, that is the moment to scale your business, in my opinion. Startups typically lack sufficient historical information on which to base objective projections of future events, revenues, timelines, and expenses. A business owner might use data from other sources to predict what future objectives accordingly. Create ambitious targets, then map out a strategy for maximizing your resources as you grow.</p> <p>Thanks to Robert Warner, <a href="https://virtualvalley.io/">VirtualValley</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#5- When you feel prepared to do so</h2> <figure id="attachment_400139" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400139" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Gerrid-Smith.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400139" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Gerrid-Smith-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Gerrid-Smith-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Gerrid-Smith-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Gerrid-Smith-768x768.jpg 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Gerrid-Smith.jpg 800w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400139" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Gerrid Smith</figcaption></figure> <p>I believe the best time to expand your company is when you feel prepared to do so. Just though profits are up this season or you have a reliable team doesn't mean you should take any chances with your company or its future. It's crucial to remember that it's impossible to reach a lofty objective after having already achieved a few less ambitious ones. Although there is no such thing as a risk-free business, reducing dangers to a manageable level ought to be done first.</p> <p>Thanks to Gerrid Smith, <a href="https://joyorganics.com/">Joy Organics</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#6- You're consistently producing money</h2> <figure id="attachment_400140" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400140" style="width: 127px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Maria-Ivanova.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-400140" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Maria-Ivanova.jpeg" alt="" width="127" height="133" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400140" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Maria Ivanova</figcaption></figure> <p>It makes sense to level it up if you're consistently producing money with your business. Profitable companies are in a great position to grow, so take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the most recent technologies and services for expanding enterprises. If you want to expand your business, you need to accept automation. Automated solutions reduce labor-intensive tasks like data entry and data management. If you've been making consistent profits, it's time to think about investing in automation tools that will allow you to scale effectively.</p> <p>Thanks to Maria Ivanova, <a href="https://mastermaid.ca/">Mastermaid</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#7- When the market/competition changes</h2> <figure id="attachment_400141" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400141" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Paige-Arnof-Fenn.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400141" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Paige-Arnof-Fenn-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Paige-Arnof-Fenn-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Paige-Arnof-Fenn.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400141" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Paige Arnof Fenn</figcaption></figure> <p>It is time to up your game when the market/competition changes, your customers expect/demand more or you see an opportunity to pivot/expand. Chances are if you have an idea and feel it is time to shake things up or it has been a while since you did anything new it is time to at least explore through market research to see if the timing is right. Ask your target audience for feedback. Let the data guide you. Test, listen, and learn for the best results.</p> <p>Thanks to Paige Arnof-Fenn, <a href="http://mavensandmoguls.com/">Mavens & Moguls</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#8-  When I feel I’m doing the bulk of the work</h2> <figure id="attachment_400142" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400142" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Adam-Hempenstall.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400142" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Adam-Hempenstall-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Adam-Hempenstall-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Adam-Hempenstall-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Adam-Hempenstall.jpg 692w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400142" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Adam Hempenstall</figcaption></figure> <p>While there might be other indicators, for me the time to level up is when I feel I’m doing the bulk of the work. The decision to scale a firm should be carefully considered before being implemented. I might have a few helpers, but if I’m still solely responsible for the revenue, it’s time to grow. You’re moving to a supervisory role when you delegate or <a href="https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/virtual-assistant" title="CEO Hacks - Virtual Assistant" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">outsource</a> processes. From that point, the success of your business depends on your ability to hire and manage your team.</p> <p>Thanks to Adam Hempenstall, <a href="https://betterproposals.io/">Better Proposals</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#9- When I feel like I have hit a plateau in my business model</h2> <figure id="attachment_400143" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400143" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Will-Cannon.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400143" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Will-Cannon-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400143" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Will Cannon</figcaption></figure> <p>When I felt like I had hit a plateau in my business model, I decided to take a close look at my business and see where I could level up. I realized that I needed to make some changes to move forward and continue growing. started by making a list of areas where I felt I could improve, and then I took action on those areas. I also spoke with other business owners and professionals to get their input on where they thought I could level up my business.</p> <p>Thanks to Will Cannon, <a href="https://www.uplead.com/">Uplead</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#10- If your business is dependent on you</h2> <figure id="attachment_400144" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400144" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Hilda-Wong.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400144" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Hilda-Wong-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Hilda-Wong-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Hilda-Wong-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Hilda-Wong.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400144" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Hilda Wong</figcaption></figure> <p>In the business, if your business is dependent on you, then you need to level up. You might have a few helpers to help you with the work, but you are solely responsible for the increased revenue. When the work is too much for you, you can always <a href="https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/virtual-assistant" title="CEO Hacks - Virtual Assistant" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">outsource</a> it to people and reduce the burden on you. It will also help you to achieve targets in less time and increase business growth. Once you start to delegate your work, your success will depend on how well you do in the hiring process and manage your employees.</p> <p>Thanks to Hilda Wong, <a href="https://content.dog/">Content Dog</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#11- Whether the current level of business is sustainable</h2> <figure id="attachment_400145" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400145" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Farzad-Rashidi-scaled.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400145" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Farzad-Rashidi-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400145" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Farzad Rashidi</figcaption></figure> <p>One key factor to consider is whether the current level of business is sustainable in the long term. If the answer is no, then it may be necessary to level up to continue growing and expanding. Additionally, it may be necessary to level up if the business is not reaching its full potential. This could be due to a variety of factors, such as a lack of resources or a limited customer base. Another key factor to consider is competition. If the competition is starting to level up, it may be necessary to do the same to stay ahead.</p> <p>Thanks to Farzad Rashidi, <a href="https://respona.com/">Respona</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#12- When you no longer feel an energetic capacity</h2> <figure id="attachment_400146" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400146" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Shamina-Taylor.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400146" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Shamina-Taylor-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400146" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Shamina Taylor</figcaption></figure> <p>When you no longer feel an energetic capacity to be able to serve clients who take more than what you agreed to give, this calls for an up-level in your business and it's time to maybe have a look at serving an avatar of a higher caliber. When you desire to serve a client more aligned with your growth, it is also another sign that it's time for an expansion in your business. As you grow and continue to work on yourself, so do the things you can provide as someone who shows u</p> <p>Thanks to Shamina Taylor, <a href="https://www.shaminataylor.com/">Shamina Taylor</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#13- The moment you establish your business’s core values</h2> <figure id="attachment_400147" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400147" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Andrew-Chen-.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400147" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Andrew-Chen--150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Andrew-Chen--150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Andrew-Chen-.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400147" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Andrew Chen</figcaption></figure> <p>It's the right time to level up the moment you establish your business’s core values. Strong company culture is built on values and ideals that act as the foundation for what the business stands for. Businesses with strong core values generally provide better opportunities and environments for employees to flourish. They also tend to gain support due to their trustworthiness and ability to provide consumers with tremendous value.</p> <p>Thanks to Andrew Chen, <a href="https://www.videeo.live/">Videeo</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#14- When you are getting comfortable</h2> <figure id="attachment_400148" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400148" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Calvin-Willis.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400148" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Calvin-Willis-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Calvin-Willis-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Calvin-Willis-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Calvin-Willis-768x768.jpg 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Calvin-Willis.jpg 800w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400148" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Calvin Willis</figcaption></figure> <p>You know it is time to level up your business when you are getting comfortable and complacent. If everything is going well and you seem to be encountering no problems, this is a sign that you are stagnating. You should always be overcoming obstacles and fixing issues. If you are not, it shows that you are not pushing yourself and your business. When all of these factors are present, it's usually an indication that the time is right to level up your business.</p> <p>Thanks to Calvin Willis, <a href="https://www.moosoft.com/">Moo Soft</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#15- When extra hands are needed</h2> <figure id="attachment_400149" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400149" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Sam-Underwood.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400149" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Sam-Underwood-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Sam-Underwood-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/10/Sam-Underwood.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400149" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Sam Underwood</figcaption></figure> <p>When you need additional employees to fully deploy the services you provide and recognize that your company has reached a point where it can afford to do so, you know it's time to move your company to 30 Entrepreneurs Explain the Essential Skills One Needs to be a CEO https://teach.ceoblognation.com/2022/10/26/30-entrepreneurs-explain-the-essential-skills-one-needs-to-be-a-ceo-4/ Teach a CEO urn:uuid:e61695e6-aa6d-6e47-9692-c03c14a51c1c Wed, 26 Oct 2022 12:16:36 -0400 There are skills one has to adapt to be an effective and efficient CEO and anyone can be a CEO. “It’s within everyone’s grasp to be a CEO” Martha Stewart. The most common skills are decision making being the leader of the team and communication. Some CEOs are born with skills while others have to &#8230; <p>There are skills one has to adapt to be an effective and efficient CEO and anyone can be a CEO. “It’s within everyone’s grasp to be a CEO” Martha Stewart. The most common skills are decision making being the leader of the team and communication. Some CEOs are born with skills while others have to acquire them through consistent practice. As a CEO, you have to remind yourself it's not always about you and practice servant leadership in most cases. We asked entrepreneurs what critical skills one must have to be a CEO and here are the awesome responses.</p> <h2>#1- Inspiration and creativity</h2> <figure id="attachment_107340" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107340" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Dean-Kaplan.jpg"><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107340" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Dean-Kaplan-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Dean-Kaplan-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Dean-Kaplan.jpg 225w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107340" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Dean Kaplan</figcaption></figure> <p>An entrepreneur or business owner needs many skills. Inspiration and creativity are needed to develop business ideas. Planning skills so there is a path to success. <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Marketing</a> so there are customers. <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/financial" title="CEO Hacks - Financial" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Financial</a> management so there is money available for investment and discipline so there are profits. Management skills are required to execute in delivering a quality product or service at a competitive price. Getting along with people and the ability to motivate staff, and customers are critical attributes</p> <p>Thanks to Dean Kaplan, <a href="https://www.kaplancollectionagency.com/">The Kaplan Group</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#2- People skills</h2> <figure id="attachment_107341" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107341" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Derek-Sall.....jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107341" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Derek-Sall....-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107341" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Derek Sall</figcaption></figure> <p>Sure, there are skills such as leadership, ethics, transparency, risk-taking, and decision-making that are all incredibly important. But the most important, in my opinion, is people skills. Being an open-minded, charismatic, and friendly person is essential to creating an organizational culture suitable for your business. Everyone looks up to the CEO and having an optimistic attitude even in difficult situations genuinely influences the employees.</p> <p>Thanks to Derek Sall, <a href="https://lifeandmyfinances.com/">LifeandMyFinance</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#3- Strong communication</h2> <figure id="attachment_107342" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107342" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Jason-Dempsey.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107342" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Jason-Dempsey-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Jason-Dempsey-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Jason-Dempsey-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Jason-Dempsey.jpg 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Jason-Dempsey-768x768.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107342" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Jason Dempsey</figcaption></figure> <p>I don’t think there’s anything more important to be a good CEO than having strong communication skills. Being able to get your message across succinctly, in a friendly and easy-to-understand way, is going to greatly improve your employee engagement and your <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/productivity" title="CEO Hacks - Productivity" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">productivity</a>. So much time is lost having to explain things to employees multiple times or fix mistakes made because instructions weren’t made clear enough. Strong communication skills eliminate issues.</p> <p>Thanks to Jason Dempsey, <a href="https://homecityliving.com/">Home City Living</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#4- Empathy</h2> <figure id="attachment_107343" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107343" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Ishtiaq-Ahmed.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107343" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Ishtiaq-Ahmed-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107343" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Ishtiaq Ahmed</figcaption></figure> <p>I think this is overlooked a lot of the time, but I can’t think of anything more important – especially in today’s climate – than empathy. You need to be able to talk to your employees like they’re human beings, instead of just bodies in desk chairs. Your team members are going to have tough times, bad days, and moments of frustration and it is your job as a manager to understand them and work with them to find solutions or accommodations so they can continue to be the best employee that they can be.</p> <p>Thanks to Ishtiaq Ahmed, <a href="https://coursetakers.com/">Coursetakers</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#5- Growth mindset</h2> <figure id="attachment_107344" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107344" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Stefan-Grasic.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107344" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Stefan-Grasic-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107344" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Stefan Grasic</figcaption></figure> <p>You need to have a growth mindset, not naturally, but actively working on having a growth mindset. If an employee comes to you or a manager and states that something is difficult or undoable, you need to be able to open your mind, think outside the box and find the solution, instead of just assuming that things are hopeless. A growth mindset is going to help keep your company going no matter what comes your way because you’re going to be able to persevere through the tough times.</p> <p>Thanks to Stefan Grasic, <a href="https://www.business24-7.ae/">Business24-7</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#6- Charisma</h2> <figure id="attachment_107345" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107345" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Granger-McCollough.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107345" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Granger-McCollough-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Granger-McCollough-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Granger-McCollough-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Granger-McCollough-1024x1024.jpg 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Granger-McCollough-768x768.jpg 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Granger-McCollough-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Granger-McCollough.jpg 1856w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107345" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Granger McCollough</figcaption></figure> <p>I think charisma is an incredibly important skill to have as a CEO and one that is sometimes overlooked. Being charismatic can massively improve your leadership, and it makes it easier to motivate a team so that they will follow you, leading to business success and growth. Charisma also allows you to share your ideas in a way that they are better perceived, and can overall act as a bit of a cheat code when it comes to networking. It’s definitely a skill worth developing and improving</p> <p>Thanks to Granger McCollough, <a href="https://elitepatiodirect.com/">Elite Patio Direct</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#7- Controlled emotion</h2> <figure id="attachment_107346" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107346" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Ella-Ding.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107346" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Ella-Ding-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Ella-Ding-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Ella-Ding-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Ella-Ding.jpg 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Ella-Ding-768x768.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107346" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Ella Ding</figcaption></figure> <p>A CEO must be able to maintain control over his or her emotions. However, this does not suggest that a CEO must be rigid in behavior and fail to applaud successes or point out failures. Rather the intensity of emotion must be maintained in a manner such that colleagues and subordinates understand the underlying meaning of the emotion. A CEO must ideally not display excessive levels of anger at small mistakes or become overjoyed at small wins.</p> <p>Thanks to Ella Ding, <a href="https://smoothiesncookies.com/">Smoothies N Cookies</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#8- Retaining talent</h2> <figure id="attachment_107347" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107347" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Jonathan-Gans.png"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107347" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Jonathan-Gans-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107347" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Jonathan Gans</figcaption></figure> <p>As a CEO, you can only go so far on your own or with your co-founders: you need to have a team of passionate, energized, and talented team who is excited about your mission to help you properly build and scale your business. Ultimately, as a CEO, especially in the early stages, it is your responsibility to identify, recruit, and galvanize the right people to bring on. The key skills that go into attracting and retaining talent are communication, management, and empathy.</p> <p>Thanks to Jonathan Gans, <a href="https://kahana.co/">Kahana</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#9- Perseverance</h2> <figure id="attachment_107348" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107348" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Derek-Gallimore.png"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107348" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Derek-Gallimore-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Derek-Gallimore-150x150.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Derek-Gallimore.png 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107348" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Derek Gallimore</figcaption></figure> <p>I think the most important skill that a CEO has to have is perseverance. Running a business could be extremely unpredictable. One moment you are making good money, and the next, you could be drowning in debt. Being persevering could help you wade through the challenges and eventually become successful in your ventures. Also, a persevering leader could be a good motivation for employees to not give up and continue working until the company reaches its goals.</p> <p>Thanks to Derek Gallimore, <a href="https://www.outsourceaccelerator.com/">Outsource Accelerator</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#10- Problem-solving</h2> <figure id="attachment_107349" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107349" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Thomas-Samuels.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107349" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Thomas-Samuels-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107349" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Thomas Samuels</figcaption></figure> <p>The very foundation of business is problem-solving. Successful CEOs can identify pain points that their target customers experience and gaps in the <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">market</a>, then provide solutions to those problems. But even beyond this fundamental element of business, to grow a company, CEOs need to keep applying their problem-solving skills. They must identify roadblocks or inefficiencies in their own operations as they expand, as well as find ways to streamline processes, improve efficiency, and create or source solutions as needed.</p> <p>Thanks to Thomas Samuels, <a href="https://cardinalexpo.com/">Cardinal Expo</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#11- Openness</h2> <figure id="attachment_107350" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107350" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Leonardo-Gomez.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107350" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Leonardo-Gomez-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Leonardo-Gomez-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Leonardo-Gomez-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Leonardo-Gomez.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107350" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Leonardo Gomez</figcaption></figure> <p>On the one hand, the senior leader must take all necessary precautions to preserve the privacy of the business. On the other hand, to continue the <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">market</a> trend toward openness and transparency. Companies are obliged to have up-to-date knowledge of their industry, maximize employee involvement, and communicate with partners and clients through social networks and instant messengers. As a result, managers are unsure about which position to take: protection or openness.</p> <p>Thanks to Leonardo Gomez, <a href="https://tryrunball.com/">Try Runball</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#12- Soft skills</h2> <figure id="attachment_107351" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107351" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Jen-Wan.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107351" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Jen-Wan-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Jen-Wan-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Jen-Wan-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Jen-Wan.jpeg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107351" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Jen Wan</figcaption></figure> <p>A CEO must possess sociability, teamwork, the ability to learn new things, inventiveness, time management abilities, erudition, and effective communication abilities. You and everyone on your team will urgently need these talents if you want to recruit the most competent workers in the upcoming years. In 2022, a successful CEO will possess the abilities to swiftly navigate, and change, be adaptable and personable, and comprehend technologies. You must practice them right away.</p> <p>Thanks to Jen Wan,  <a href="https://soteriskin.com/">Soteri Skin</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#13- Decision-making</h2> <figure id="attachment_107352" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107352" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Vikas-Chaudhary.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107352" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Vikas-Chaudhary-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Vikas-Chaudhary-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Vikas-Chaudhary.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107352" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Vikas Chaudhary</figcaption></figure> <p>Though it takes a good skillset to become a successful CEO, one of the most important skills required should be decision-making. According to me, in the entire journey of a CEO, there come uncountable instances when a CEO has to make decisions under different circumstances. Those decisions can have a huge impact on the future of the company, thus, it is important to make the right decisions and the right time for the welfare of the company. If a CEO fails to make the right decision, he and his company will eventually face the consequences.</p> <p>Thanks to Vikas Chaudhary, <a href="https://www.nihalfashions.com/">Nihal Fashion</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#14- Stress resistance and discipline</h2> <figure id="attachment_107353" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107353" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Isabella-Gordan.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107353" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Isabella-Gordan-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Isabella-Gordan-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Isabella-Gordan-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/Isabella-Gordan.jpg 512w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107353" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Isabella Gordan</figcaption></figure> <p>If you want to be a successful CEO, you should learn how to manage stress and take control of the situation. You should not take everything personally and treat problems as an opportunity to grow and become stronger. And long-term stress resistance depends on how disciplined you are. Discipline gives you control over certain things and makes everyday decisions easier, so you won’t have to waste your energy on them. People are always pulling you in different directions with financing & product.</p> <p>Thanks to Isabella Gordan, <a href="https://www.sleepysexpress.com.au/">Sleepys Express</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#15- Listening</h2> <figure id="attachment_107354" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107354" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/John-Ricco.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107354" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/10/John-Ricco-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107354" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: John Ricco</figcaption></figure> <p>In most cases, a CEO can only be as good as the other staff working for them. I’d say the most essential skill to be a good CEO is the ability to actively How to Create a Google Business Profile / Tips to Optimize Google Business Profile https://teach.ceoblognation.com/2022/10/25/how-to-create-a-google-business-profile-tips-to-optimize-google-business-profile/ Teach a CEO urn:uuid:5a0a4028-8b07-2770-be67-8c5818589bb6 Tue, 25 Oct 2022 09:36:04 -0400 This Teach a CEO focuses on Google Business Profile formerly Google My Business. List your business on Google with a free Business Profile (formerly Google My Business&#8230;formerly Google+ Local&#8230;formerly Google Places&#8230;formerly Google Local Business Center&#8230;you get the idea). Turn people who find you on Google Search and Maps into new customers with a free Business &#8230; <p>This Teach a CEO focuses on Google Business Profile formerly Google My Business. List your business on Google with a <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/free" title="CEO Hacks - Free" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">free</a> Business Profile (formerly Google My Business&#8230;formerly Google+ Local&#8230;formerly Google Places&#8230;formerly Google Local Business Center&#8230;you get the idea).</p> <p>Turn people who find you on Google Search and Maps into new customers with a <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/free" title="CEO Hacks - Free" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">free</a> Business Profile for your storefront or service area. Learn why Google Business Profile is important to local search, learn the steps to create your account and 10 Google Business Profile Optimization Tips and Secrets to help you to rank well for the Google snack pack.</p> <p>The Google snack pack (also known as the Google maps 3 pack, the local 3 pack, or the Google snack page) is the way that Google displays three top local business results that have a Google Business Profile listing to querying users.</p> <h2><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Timestamp</strong></span></h2> <ul> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQGBE6M3pmo&t=0s">00:00</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; Intro &#8211; Start </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQGBE6M3pmo&t=38s">00:38</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; About CEO Hack &#8211; Google Business Profile </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQGBE6M3pmo&t=146s">02:26</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; Local Search statistics </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQGBE6M3pmo&t=228s">03:48</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; Google Business Profile Tip #1 &#8211; Local Search is low-hanging fruit even for national brands </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQGBE6M3pmo&t=303s">05:03</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; Google Business Profile Tip #2 &#8211; People are searching for &#8220;Near Me&#8221; </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQGBE6M3pmo&t=354s">05:54</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; Google Business Profile Tip #3 &#8211; The power of reviews </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQGBE6M3pmo&t=440s">07:20</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; <strong>Step-by-step &#8211; How to Create a Google Business Profile [START] </strong></span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQGBE6M3pmo&t=646s">10:46</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; Google Business Profile Tip #4 &#8211; Think how your clients & customers search </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQGBE6M3pmo&t=815s">13:35</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; Google Business Profile Tip #5 &#8211; Make sure you optimize your profile for where you serve </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQGBE6M3pmo&t=939s">15:39</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; Google Business Profile Tip #6 &#8211; Invest in your <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a> &#8211; People will search your presence </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQGBE6M3pmo&t=1351s">22:31</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; Google Business Profile Tip #7 &#8211; Add ORIGINAL photos to your profile when you can and show your benefit (not your features) </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQGBE6M3pmo&t=1471s">24:31</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; <strong>Step-by-step &#8211; How to Create a Google Business Profile [END] </strong></span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQGBE6M3pmo&t=2078s">34:38</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; Google Business Profile Tip #8 &#8211; Post to your Google Profile & Add Offers </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQGBE6M3pmo&t=2117s">35:17</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; Google Business Profile Tip #9 &#8211; Find your review link to share </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQGBE6M3pmo&t=2179s">36:19</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; Google Business Profile Tip #10 &#8211; Complete/Optimize your profile. Most Dont! = Opportunity </span></li> <li><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQGBE6M3pmo&t=2193s">36:33</a><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"> &#8211; Closing &#8211; End</span></li> </ul> <h2>Statistics Mentioned</h2> <ul> <li>46% of all searches will have to do with location – an SEO statistic that highlights the relevance of local search <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a> for Google searches. (Safaridigital.com.au)</li> <li>In 2020, 93% of consumers used online searches to find a local business. (Onthemap.com) &#8211; Local and organic searches together make up 69% of overall digital traffic. (Onthemap.com)</li> <li>42% of local searches involve clicks on the Google Map Pack. (Onthemap.com)</li> <li>Over the last two years, searches for local places without the qualifier &#8220;near me&#8221; have grown 150%, faster than comparable searches that do not include &#8220;near me.&#8221; (Think with Google)</li> </ul> <h2>10 Google Business Profile Optimization Tips</h2> <ol> <li>Local search is the low-hanging fruit and niche even for national brands. Even if you want to show up nationally remember that local is probably less competitive AND national does include local. Just remember to remove your address when creating your profile if you don't want potential clients and customers to come to your location(s).</li> <li>People are searching &#8220;near me&#8221; so make sure that you are optimizing pages and posts for that too.</li> <li>Get reviews for your Google Business Profile &#8211; the more you have the more likely you are to rank higher</li> <li>Think about how people are searching for your business &#8211; It many not be how you think. But yourself in the &#8220;shoe&#8221; of someone that doesn't know your business and your services as well.</li> <li>Make sure you optimize your profile for the areas you serve. Get out the map and start to layout as many of the areas as you can serve.</li> <li>Don't be afraid to invest in your <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">website</a> storefront (i.e. your <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">website</a>). Often potential clients will drill down more by clicking on your site and reading reviews aka doing homework before they try to contact you.</li> <li>Use original photos (stock if you have to) but make sure you are showing the true value that you are providing to your target <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">market</a></li> <li>Make sure you post on your page any offers</li> <li>Find your review link and create a vanity link if easier to get reviews</li> <li>Complete your profile this includes reviews, descriptions, additional categories, offers, and pictures &#8211; optimizing your page and completing your page are often synonymous. Yes, you want to make sure you are maximizing your ranking BUT the number of profiles that aren't updated or maintained is huge.</li> <li>BONUS &#8211; Reach out to us at <a href="http://blue16marketing.com">Blue16 Marketing</a> if we can be of any help!</li> </ol> <h2>Resources</h2> <ul> <li><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"><a href="https://ceohack.co/directory/pretty-links/">Pretty Links</a></span></li> <li><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"><a href="https://ceohack.co/directory/wpbdp-category/website-resources/">Marketing CEO Hacks</a> </span></li> <li><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto">Download our FREE CEO Hacks Guide and subscribe to our newsletter to help you be more effective and efficient &#8211; </span><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbnpQa0ZJbk9FREVCNGdhTlB6Y2xZN2RJZThaZ3xBQ3Jtc0tsNThXMnNZLUwzWlhlTGNMMGVlN1FfM0VZeHlTUzFfanU2ZmI1QTR3dkdUMUFFSm5EajNKV1p4Tkw2NzNrNVltZWZqa1k0ejlFb25GeEc0N1M2Qkt6RGl0VnhfR3l4X3ZSS3RMLVI5VnhPMEpEb2phMA&q=https%3A%2F%2Fcbnation.co%2Fnewsletter%2F&v=lQGBE6M3pmo" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">https://cbnation.co/newsletter/</a></li> <li><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto">Check out more <a href="https://ceohack.co/">CEO Hacks</a> that help you be more effective and efficient &#8211; </span><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbHlzYTA5cXJtT1ZyOUZOdFIzdnlpejRNQ201UXxBQ3Jtc0ttN0kyTFZ2N19lVVh5SkxIa0NUX1lWNFpUM0FDMnB2M0EzdzRxdlFWYWNLbVlDTllQMnpiS2hBX3ctYnB0ejlQd0JhOUpfekVBVkZxbjIwMW8wcTMzTzdueDNIQXhDQnFZcTZEMThWNUNwU25PeFUwSQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Fceohack.co%2F&v=lQGBE6M3pmo" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">https://ceohack.co/</a></li> <li><span class="style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto"><a href="https://ceohack.co/refer/kinsta">Kinsta for Premium Hosting</a></span></li> </ul> <div id="snippet" class="style-scope ytd-text-inline-expander"></div> <div class="style-scope ytd-watch-metadata"> <div id="items" class="style-scope ytd-structured-description-content-renderer"> <div id="header-container" class="style-scope ytd-horizontal-card-list-renderer"> <div class="title-row style-scope ytd-rich-list-header-renderer"> <div id="avatar" class="style-scope ytd-rich-list-header-renderer"></div> <div id="title-text" class="style-scope ytd-rich-list-header-renderer"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> 30 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Use Social Media for Business https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/2022/10/19/30-entrepreneurs-explain-how-they-use-social-media-for-business-5/ Rescue a CEO urn:uuid:464c3a4d-d42a-4a9a-2abf-5a7b012b56e3 Wed, 19 Oct 2022 12:16:49 -0400 We live in the age of social media everything. New platforms appear overnight and take the world by storm. Business owners, no matter their field, are kept on their toes when it comes to keeping up with modern consumers. Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and a host of other apps are where businesses need to be &#8230; <p>We live in the age of social media everything. New platforms appear overnight and take the world by storm. Business owners, no matter their field, are kept on their toes when it comes to keeping up with modern consumers. Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and a host of other apps are where businesses need to be if they are trying to compete with a tech-savvy consumer base. We asked entrepreneurs and business owners about how they use social media for business and their replies are listed below. These tips might even help you find the right footing on social media for your business.</p> <h2>#1- To generate new clients</h2> <figure id="attachment_400080" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400080" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Dan-Cassidy.png"><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400080" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Dan-Cassidy-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Dan-Cassidy-150x150.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Dan-Cassidy-300x300.png 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Dan-Cassidy-1024x1024.png 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Dan-Cassidy-768x768.png 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Dan-Cassidy.png 1080w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400080" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Dan Cassidy</figcaption></figure> <p>We leverage social media to generate new clients for our agency through both paid advertising and organic posting. For our e-commerce clients, we’ll run paid advertising and manage influencer <a href="https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a> through social media platforms to drive sales, generate awareness, build trust with consumers, and also as a content generation engine. We’re using social media as much as we can because that’s where our clients and our client’s customers are.</p> <p>Thanks to Dan Cassidy, <a href="https://brand-hopper.com/">Brandhopper Digital</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#2- <strong>Get consumers excited</strong></h2> <figure id="attachment_400081" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400081" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Dylan-Schwartz.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400081" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Dylan-Schwartz-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Dylan-Schwartz-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Dylan-Schwartz.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400081" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Dylan Schwartz</figcaption></figure> <p>I use social media (particularly Instagram) to get people excited about the products I have available to sell. I am a buyer and seller of comic books, which is a bit of a niche career, but when you get the right people to be excited about these graphic novels, it brings out their inner child again. Instagram is great at helping to really capture a moment that can bring back a lot of memories for people. When I post older comic books, people are intrigued, encouraging them to start reading them again.</p> <p>Thanks to Dylan Schwartz, <a href="https://www.dylanuniversecomics.com/">Dylan Universe Comics</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#3- Employee recruitment</h2> <figure id="attachment_400082" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400082" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Thomas-Samuels..jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400082" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Thomas-Samuels.-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400082" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Thomas Samuels</figcaption></figure> <p>When I think about our social media and the best ways to use it for our business, I often come back to ideas for employee recruitment instead of just making sales. More and more companies are developing trade show plans now that cities have opened back up for business, which means our industry has to be prepared for growth. Social media can be a great way to show potential hires what it’s like to work for you and allow current employees to share their experiences.</p> <p>Thanks to Thomas Samuels, <a href="https://cardinalexpo.com/">Cardinal Expo</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#4- Brand awareness</h2> <figure id="attachment_400083" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400083" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Egor-Kirin...png"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400083" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Egor-Kirin..-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400083" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Egor Kirin</figcaption></figure> <p>Social media channels were meant to work on media exposure, increasing brand awareness. That continues to stay our primary goal as selling SaaS tools is a long cycle of work along the <a href="https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a> and sales funnels. But even for B2B sales, Social media contributes a lot to lead generation and conversion from followers to partners or customers. Moreover, social networks love business! If we talk, for example, about business promotion on LinkedIn, it’s really impactful.</p> <p>Thanks to Egor Kirin, <a href="https://agro.club/">AgroClub</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#5- Inform users</h2> <figure id="attachment_400084" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400084" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Gregory-Herrman...jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400084" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Gregory-Herrman..-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400084" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Gregory Herrman</figcaption></figure> <p>Our law firm uses social media to inform users how we help our clients throughout their cases, support our community through sponsorships and giveaways, and community members we see making a positive impact. Most of the content we share on social media is either a short video or a graphic design, with much of both forms of content made in-house. Our content's goal is to be easily digestible for users while sharing the previous information.</p> <p>Thanks to Gregory Herrman, <a href="https://www.herrmanandherrman.com/">Herrman and Herrman</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#6- <strong>Boost my word-of-mouth business</strong></h2> <figure id="attachment_400085" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400085" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Rick-Berres.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400085" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Rick-Berres-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400085" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Rick Berres</figcaption></figure> <p>In the Home Renovations Industry, word-of-mouth is an effective way to get referral clients. You can even use incentives for existing clients by offering referral discounts. I always post about our completed projects on social media, with the client's permission. Almost all the time, the client also wants to show off their new kitchen or other renovation, so I have an employee take a few great pictures of the renovation and they almost always repost it.</p> <p>Thanks to Rick Berres, <a href="https://www.honey-doers.com/">Honey-Doers</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#7- Content marketing</h2> <figure id="attachment_400088" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400088" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Will-Yang.png"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400088" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Will-Yang-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Will-Yang-150x150.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Will-Yang-300x300.png 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Will-Yang.png 623w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400088" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Will Yang</figcaption></figure> <p>Social media has made content marketing across different platforms easier. Whether you're a B2B or a B2C business, effective strategies done on social media will bring profit to the business, gaining loyal consumers while still driving sales and leads. For B2B businesses, I find that LinkedIn is a great platform to connect with other business owners professionally and provide context about who you are and what you do through your page.</p> <p>Thanks to Will Yang, <a href="https://www.instrumentl.com/">Instrumentl</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#8- Building my brand</h2> <figure id="attachment_400089" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400089" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Derek-Gallimore.png"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400089" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Derek-Gallimore-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Derek-Gallimore-150x150.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Derek-Gallimore.png 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400089" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Derek Gallimore</figcaption></figure> <p>As an entrepreneur, I find social media to be really helpful in building up my brand. Almost everyone is online these days so creating a social media presence is important to network and build an audience. In our company’s case, we usually post on our LinkedIn accounts as most of our clients are active there. We supplement it with our YouTube account to spread the word about our work and our Twitter account to share the latest updates with our customers.</p> <p>Thanks to Derek Gallimore, <a href="https://www.outsourceaccelerator.com/">Outsource Accelerator</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#9- Make announcements</h2> <figure id="attachment_400090" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400090" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Brandt-Passalacqua.png"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400090" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Brandt-Passalacqua-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400090" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Brandt Passalacqua</figcaption></figure> <p>When it comes to our organic content, we use social media to make announcements, share news, and engage our followers who are already interested in us. It’s a great way to make the most of our latest videos, podcast episodes, and blog posts by sharing them on different platforms and helping them reach more people. Given the limited reach of organic posts, paid ads are an important part of our strategy to introduce our brand to new people and keep us top of mind for those who may be considering training like ours.</p> <p>Thanks to Brandt Passalacqua, <a href="https://breathingdeeply.com/">Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#10-  Source of inspiration</h2> <figure id="attachment_400091" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400091" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Michael-Chepurnyak.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400091" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Michael-Chepurnyak-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Michael-Chepurnyak-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Michael-Chepurnyak-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Michael-Chepurnyak.jpg 640w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400091" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Michael Chepurnyak</figcaption></figure> <p>As the CEO of an app and <a href="https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">web development</a> company, I always look at social media as a source of inspiration and professional growth. As a designer myself, I used to scroll Dribbble, admiring the works of other designers. Now our company uses social media in multiple ways, sharing cases we are proud of to inspire others and build brand awareness. In our case, social media is one more lead source, as clients can see our portfolio even before interacting with our sales team.</p> <p>Thanks to Michael Chepurnyak, <a href="https://ein-des-ein.com/">Ein-des-ein</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#11- Promotion</h2> <figure id="attachment_400092" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400092" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Ethan-Drower-scaled.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400092" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Ethan-Drower-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400092" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Ethan Drower</figcaption></figure> <p>We promote heavily on LinkedIn. And by promotion, I mean primarily publishing large amounts of helpful and targeted content to our followers. The medical device regulatory industry is a very precise audience to cater to, and they generally respond to well-thought-out and actionable articles and whitepapers. We do occasionally <a href="https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">advertise</a> directly on social media, however, the vast majority of our efforts are focused on providing the best instructional content in the industry. This has really helped us boost overall business success.</p> <p>Thanks to Ethan Drower, <a href="https://www.citemedical.com/">CiteMed</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#12- Tribe-building</h2> <figure id="attachment_400093" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400093" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Ben-Rollins.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400093" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Ben-Rollins-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Ben-Rollins-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Ben-Rollins.jpeg 205w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400093" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Ben Rollins</figcaption></figure> <p>We want our customers and followers to feel like they are part of us and our group. Our audience is generally united by a common battle with migraines and/or light sensitivity, but our social media is meant to show them that we understand that battle and that we're behind them. So we post statistics, little-known migraine facts, and other relevant insights. A secondary purpose of social media is to remind our audience that our products can help them.</p> <p>Thanks to Ben Rollins, <a href="https://www.axonoptics.com/">Axon Optics</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#13- Keep customers up-to-date</h2> <figure id="attachment_400094" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400094" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Karthik-Manoharan.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400094" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Karthik-Manoharan-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400094" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Karthik Manoharan</figcaption></figure> <p>I regularly post on almost all leading social media channels and keep customers up-to-date about the products and services of my organization, upcoming events, celebrations, sales campaigns, etc. Active social media optimization campaigns help us generate more traffic to the site, receive more fans and followers, remove confusion among customers, and communicate with them on issues related to my company. From time to time, social media marketing experts working within the organization conduct live streaming.</p> <p>Thanks to Karthik Manoharan, <a href="https://wecodee.com/">WeCodee Innovations</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#14-  To expand our business</h2> <figure id="attachment_400095" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400095" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Radhika-Gupta.png"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400095" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Radhika-Gupta-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Radhika-Gupta-150x150.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Radhika-Gupta-300x300.png 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Radhika-Gupta.png 612w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400095" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Radhika Gupta</figcaption></figure> <p>We use digital marketing tactics to expand our business and grab more attention from our customers. For this purpose, we use social media marketing to get new clients from our audience. Additionally, we share informative posts and show our expertise to our followers and connect to them for increasing our clientele. Sharing informative and relevant visual content on social media channels helps us engage with our followers and make them aware of our content marketing services.</p> <p>Thanks to Radhika Gupta, <a href="https://onedigitalland.com/">One Digital Land</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#15- Recruit and hire</h2> <figure id="attachment_400096" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400096" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Cody-Crawford.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400096" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Cody-Crawford-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Cody-Crawford-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Cody-Crawford.jpg 225w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400096" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Cody Crawford</figcaption></figure> <p>Social media platforms are a brilliant way to recruit potential talent in the modern hiring process. Employers can access a large candidate pool and efficiently sort through viable candidates by using social media recruiting sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. The social media channels of a company are also an important recruitment tool. If your social media platforms reflect your brand and share your company's values, potential employees are more likely to be interested in joining your team.</p> <p>Thanks to Cody Crawford, <a href="https://low-offset.com/">Low Offset</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#16- Show authenticity</h2> <figure id="attachment_400097" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400097" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Cayla-Thurman...jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400097" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Cayla-Thurman..-150x150.jpg" alt="" wid 30 Entrepreneurs Reveal the Book That Has Been the Biggest Catalyst for Their Business https://teach.ceoblognation.com/2022/10/16/30-entrepreneurs-reveal-the-book-that-has-been-the-biggest-catalyst-for-their-business-2/ Teach a CEO urn:uuid:95a910e4-f3a5-c5e6-c79f-4e67e0ac0294 Sun, 16 Oct 2022 12:16:42 -0400 For a business owner or budding entrepreneur, books can be a life preserver. Of course, valuable lessons often come from doing. Business lessons can be learned by trial and error and by putting yourself out on the line. But the same lessons can also be had from a book. Reading about the errors and triumphs of other &#8230; <p>For a business owner or budding entrepreneur, <a class="pretty-link-keyword" title="CEO Hacks - Books" href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/books" rel="">books</a> can be a life preserver. Of course, valuable lessons often come from doing. Business lessons can be learned by trial and error and by putting yourself out on the line. But the same lessons can also be had from a book. Reading about the errors and triumphs of other business leaders can prevent you from making mistakes and push you in the direction of success. Beyond lessons, a good business book can inspire you to lift your business to an even higher level. Below is a selection of business <a class="pretty-link-keyword" title="CEO Hacks - Books" href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/books" rel="">books</a> chosen as favorites by entrepreneurs and business owners.</p> <h2>#1- <strong>Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath</strong></h2> <figure id="attachment_107298" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107298" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Andrew-Chen-.jpg"><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107298" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Andrew-Chen--150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Andrew-Chen--150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Andrew-Chen--300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Andrew-Chen-.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107298" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Andrew Chen</figcaption></figure> <p>Made to Stick is a timely book on how to communicate effectively, a concept that my company treasures, whether we’re dealing with our customers, branding, or communicating amongst ourselves as colleagues. This book is full to the brim with extensive research and case studies on what makes communication memorable and life-changing. This is an excellent read and one that harps on the value of effective communication, which is an essential and non-negotiable aspect of any successful entrepreneur.</p> <p>Thanks to Andrew Chen, <a href="https://www.videeo.live/">Videeo</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#2- <strong>The War of Art by Steven Pressfield</strong></h2> <figure id="attachment_107299" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107299" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Alex-Wang.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107299" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Alex-Wang-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Alex-Wang-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Alex-Wang-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Alex-Wang.jpeg 450w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107299" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Alex Wang</figcaption></figure> <p>This book is an absolute gem and an invaluable resource to help people reach their creative potential. The War of Art preaches ways to overcome adversity to accomplish your goals. It also touches on commitment and discipline, two essential core values needed to succeed in business and entrepreneurship. The War of Art has helped transform my mindset in the pursuit of innovation, fulfillment, and success as I continue to build my business.</p> <p>Thanks to Alex Wang, <a href="https://emberfund.io/">Ember Fund</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#3- The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid by C. K. Prahalad</h2> <figure id="attachment_107300" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107300" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Eytan.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107300" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Eytan-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Eytan-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Eytan-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Eytan.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107300" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Eytan<br />Bensoussan</figcaption></figure> <p>This book had a profound influence on me in the early stages of starting my company. What I learned from it is that the creativity needed to solve for the most financially constrained people often leads to the most innovative solutions that can then be leveraged for everyone. This book inspired the philosophy behind the product NorthOne is building today. By solving <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/financial" title="CEO Hacks - Financial" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">financial</a> management issues for small businesses that, by definition, have less time and resources to commit than large corporations.</p> <p>Thanks to Eytan Bensoussan, <a href="https://www.northone.com/">NorthOne</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#4- The 10x Rule – Grant Cardone</h2> <figure id="attachment_107301" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107301" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Cody-Crawford.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107301" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Cody-Crawford-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Cody-Crawford-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Cody-Crawford-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Cody-Crawford.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107301" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Cody Crawford</figcaption></figure> <p>If I can sum up this book in one sentence it would be this: Work 10 times harder, then you'll have 10 times more successful. Grant Cardone has written a game-changing book for entrepreneurs and sales teams. The book discusses taking massive actions and aligning your goals with those of others. It is a highly motivating book, and I would advise anyone reading it to treat it as a textbook. Reading only once might be near impossible as it leaves you coming back for more. I found this book to be extremely beneficial to me and my business goals.</p> <p>Thanks to Cody Crawford, <a href="https://low-offset.com/">Low Offset</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#5- Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne</h2> <figure id="attachment_107302" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107302" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Chun-Kai-Wang.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107302" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Chun-Kai-Wang-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107302" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Chun-Kai Wang</figcaption></figure> <p>You need this book even if you are well established in your business. Because it can help you to think better and bigger in business. It will also help you to come up with unique and creative business ideas. It will help you to create a manner that allows open space in your business that did not exist before. If you are getting tired and bored of following the same business routine, then this book is going to help you. This is about motivating you by giving you a reminder of why you wanted to start your business in the first place.</p> <p>Thanks to Chun-Kai Wang, <a href="https://snake.io/">Snake.IO</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#6- Hug Your Haters by Jay Baer</h2> <figure id="attachment_107303" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107303" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Jen-Wan.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107303" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Jen-Wan-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Jen-Wan-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Jen-Wan-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Jen-Wan.jpeg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107303" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Jen Wan</figcaption></figure> <p>This book is all about how you can embrace complaints and keep your customers. The customer service of many companies has improved overall in recent years. Earlier, no one paid much much attention to the customer service department of their company. But that does not mean that now customers are happy with the customer service they get. The only thing that has changed is their reaction. The younger generation shows their dissatisfaction publicly and quick response.</p> <p>Thanks to Jen Wan,<a href="https://soteriskin.com/"> Soteri Skin</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#7- Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T Kiyosaki</h2> <figure id="attachment_107304" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107304" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Michael-Koh.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107304" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Michael-Koh-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Michael-Koh-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Michael-Koh-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Michael-Koh.jpeg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107304" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Michael Koh</figcaption></figure> <p>Rich Dad, Poor Dad is a well-known personal finance book. The story of Robert T Kiyosaki's two fathers, one wealthy and one impoverished, is told in the book, which is frequently taught in colleges. The poor father was his biological father, and the rich father was a friend's father who mentored him. He discusses <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/financial" title="CEO Hacks - Financial" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">financial</a> lessons he learned from his wealthy father while debunking common myths along the way. Everyone's life will be affected by this book.</p> <p>Thanks to Michael Koh, <a href="https://www.propnex.com/">Propnex</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#8- Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek</h2> <figure id="attachment_107305" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107305" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Isaac-Robertson.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107305" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Isaac-Robertson-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Isaac-Robertson-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Isaac-Robertson-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Isaac-Robertson.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107305" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Isaac Robertson</figcaption></figure> <p>The book which helped me in hiring these talented gems is Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't by Simon Sinek which gave me great insights on assembling and organizing teams for making successful startups. All the success and <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/productivity" title="CEO Hacks - Productivity" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">productivity</a> of your business processes boils down to one thing &#8211; your team's efficiency. Only when you choose your teams wisely, you can expect good outcomes from your business. By having top talents as team members, you can make profits and achieve your feats.</p> <p>Thanks to Isaac Robertson, <a href="https://totalshape.com/">Total Shape</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#9- The Lean Startup by Eric Ries</h2> <figure id="attachment_107306" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107306" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Yusuf-Yeganeh.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107306" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Yusuf-Yeganeh-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Yusuf-Yeganeh-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Yusuf-Yeganeh-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Yusuf-Yeganeh.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107306" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Yusuf Yeganeh</figcaption></figure> <p>The Lean Startup has catalyzed my business by laying out the Build-Measure-Learn blueprint. This approach has enhanced our risk management strategies and taken our resource use efficiency to the next level. All our offerings are of different versions, with modifications made according to customer input. By addressing weaknesses and emphasizing our strengths, we have massively scaled even when I thought we had seen all the growth there was to do.</p> <p>Thanks to Yusuf Yeganeh, <a href="https://www.microbyte.com/">Microbyte Solutions</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#10- A Memoir by the Founder of Vans by Paul Van Doren</h2> <figure id="attachment_107307" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107307" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Nate-Martin-scaled.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107307" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Nate-Martin-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107307" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Nate Martin</figcaption></figure> <p>I have always loved reading autobiographies of successful entrepreneurs and found valuable insights in other people's stories. The book is very well-written, it feels like you are sitting with Paul Van Doren, and he tells you all about Vans—hard work and shocking bankruptcy mixed with a family feud and making a revolution in the perception of athletic shoes. He was an innovator, and that's someone I aspire to be as an entrepreneur.</p> <p>Thanks to Nate Martin, <a href="https://www.puzzlebreak.us/">Puzzle Break</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#11- The Nuclear Effect by Scott Oldford</h2> <figure id="attachment_107308" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107308" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Isabella-Gordan.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107308" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Isabella-Gordan-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Isabella-Gordan-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Isabella-Gordan-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Isabella-Gordan.jpg 512w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107308" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Isabella Gordan</figcaption></figure> <p>The book The Nuclear Effect: The 6 Pillars of Building a 7+ Figure Online Business by Scott Oldford takes you on a journey on how to create, build and scale a successful business. I loved the practical application steps, great explanations, and unique examples. After reading it, I have tried some of Scott's advice on step-by-step <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a> and sales methodology and implemented them for my business. I was amazed by the great results. A must-read for every entrepreneur.</p> <p>Thanks to Isabella Gordan, <a href="https://www.sleepysexpress.com.au/">Sleepys Express</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#12- You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero</h2> <figure id="attachment_107309" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107309" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Camille-Weston.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107309" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Camille-Weston-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Camille-Weston-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Camille-Weston-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Camille-Weston.jpeg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107309" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Camille Weston</figcaption></figure> <p>The most significant catalyst that jump-started my successful career and business was You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero. Some may call the book basic or barely scratching the surface, but reading Sincero's book was the single most influential factor in the launch of my digital <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a> agency, Nona Rose Agency, at the ripe age of 19 years old. I've always found mindset and self-help books more helpful on my entrepreneurship journey, even more than you're traditional business books.</p> <p>Thanks to Camille Weston, <a href="https://www.nonaroseagency.com/">Nona Rose Agency</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#13- Traction by  Gino Wickman</h2> <figure id="attachment_107310" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107310" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Catherine-Lang-Cline.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107310" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Catherine-Lang-Cline-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Catherine-Lang-Cline-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Catherine-Lang-Cline-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Catherine-Lang-Cline.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107310" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Catherine Lang-Cline</figcaption></figure> <p>Traction is essentially a how-to for implementing the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) in your business. Before incorporating this, we were very unorganized and a bit dysfunctional. This helped us get the right people in the room for meetings as well as get more out of those meetings. It also allowed more time for me as the President to work on the business rather than in the weeds of the business as well as get the entire team to be more accountable and engaged.</p> <p>Thanks to Catherine Lang-Cline, <a href="https://www.portfoliocreative.com/">Portfolio Creative</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#14- Start With Why by Simon Sinek</h2> <figure id="attachment_107311" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-107311" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Michael-Clancy.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-107311" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/09/Michael-Clancy-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-107311" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Michael Clancy</figcaption></figure> <p>I have always enjoyed reading, it is one of the most <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/productivity" title="CEO Hacks - Productivity" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">productive</a> hobbies one can have and I have read many novels on leadership and start-ups but none have had the profound impact as &#8211; Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Ev 30 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Shatter Their Business Goals https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/2022/10/14/30-entrepreneurs-explain-how-they-shatter-their-business-goals/ Rescue a CEO urn:uuid:6832462e-c760-9216-17f4-05d9cffdf636 Fri, 14 Oct 2022 12:16:50 -0400 Often entrepreneurs and business owners create their daily, weekly, quarterly, or yearly goals around their business. It could be more revenue, hiring clients, or launching a new product or service, where setting goals presents a fresh opportunity to achieve different objectives. It’s not always rosy achieving them due to challenges that may present themselves or &#8230; <p>Often entrepreneurs and business owners create their daily, weekly, quarterly, or yearly goals around their business. It could be more revenue, hiring clients, or launching a new product or service, where setting goals presents a fresh opportunity to achieve different objectives. It’s not always rosy achieving them due to challenges that may present themselves or other opportunities that distract you from the main goals.</p> <p>We asked entrepreneurs to share their best ways of shattering their goals and here’s what works for them.</p> <h2>#1- <strong>Eating the elephant</strong></h2> <figure id="attachment_400042" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400042" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Todd-Ramlin.jpeg"><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400042" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Todd-Ramlin-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Todd-Ramlin-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Todd-Ramlin-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Todd-Ramlin.jpeg 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Todd-Ramlin-768x768.jpeg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400042" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Todd Ramlin</figcaption></figure> <p>I am a personality and a fan of simplicity. I always enjoy recalling how Steve Jobs would tell his design team, “Not simple enough.” I’m well aware that I’m not Steve Jobs but the simplicity factor still applies. I like to break down the overall goal into smaller, micro goals. The bigger the mission, the smaller I want to make the goals. Eating the elephant one bite at a time, if you will. Breaking things down is a boost because it results in small achievements that can inspire the team to keep moving forward</p> <p>Thanks to Todd Ramlin, <a href="https://www.cablecompare.com/">Cable Compare</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#2- By committing myself to personal growth</h2> <figure id="attachment_400043" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400043" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Christopher-Liew.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400043" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Christopher-Liew-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Christopher-Liew-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Christopher-Liew-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Christopher-Liew.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400043" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Christopher Liew</figcaption></figure> <p>As an entrepreneur, keeping growth as my number one goal helps me stay motivated. By forming a strategic plan, I shatter my goals by constantly tracking and reevaluating them based on the specific timelines I’ve set for each goal. The key to building a balanced life as an entrepreneur is an environment designed to achieve both personal and professional goals. Aside from fully committing to my goals, I also ensure to take care of myself, get better sleep, and designate more time to play.</p> <p>Thanks to Christopher Liew, <a href="https://wealthawesome.com/">Wealthawesome</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#3- Eat the frog technique</h2> <figure id="attachment_400044" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400044" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/John-Li.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400044" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/John-Li-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/John-Li-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/John-Li-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/John-Li-768x768.jpg 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/John-Li.jpg 1000w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400044" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: John Li</figcaption></figure> <p>Though it feels difficult during the moment to prioritize what I’d rather avoid, the relief I feel when my biggest tasks are done more than makes up for that momentary discomfort. I’ve felt such a significant shift in attitude &#8211; I no longer dread difficult tasks because I know I feel great when they’re complete. I’ve been able to approach every day feeling lighter because of it, and that free mental energy has been reinvested right back into my biggest, hairiest audacious goals!</p> <p>Thanks to John Li, <a href="https://www.figloans.com/">Fig Loans</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#4- Implementing action plans</h2> <figure id="attachment_400045" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400045" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Ryan-Stewart.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400045" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Ryan-Stewart-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Ryan-Stewart-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Ryan-Stewart.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400045" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Ryan Stewart</figcaption></figure> <p>Proactively implementing action plans helps me shatter my business goals. I carry them out at the right time and with the right resources. In our business, spreadsheets are vital for every action plan aligned with our business goals. It indicates the specific tasks to accomplish for the duration of a project. Likewise, we designate proper human and <a href="https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/financial" title="CEO Hacks - Financial" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">financial</a> resources to complete them. In particular, we rely on the expertise of our business development officers to connect with various potential clients.</p> <p>Thanks to Ryan Stewart, <a href="https://webris.org/">Webris</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#5- Define your aims</h2> <figure id="attachment_400046" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400046" style="width: 127px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Maria-Ivanova.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-400046" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Maria-Ivanova.jpeg" alt="" width="127" height="133" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400046" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Maria Ivanova</figcaption></figure> <p>It's crucial that you choose an appropriate goal. To fully consider what a suitable objective is for your organization, goals require your undivided attention and focus. Consider carefully the factors that went into selecting each objective, and decide where you want to be professionally in the future. Think both short-and long-term while setting these goals; they don't have to be accomplished in the upcoming year. You may separate your tasks by narrowing them down, which increases work efficiency.</p> <p>Thanks to Maria Ivanova, <a href="https://mastermaid.ca/">Master Maid</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#6- Think big and take risks</h2> <figure id="attachment_400047" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400047" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Will-Yang.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400047" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Will-Yang-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Will-Yang-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Will-Yang-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Will-Yang.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400047" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Will Yang</figcaption></figure> <p>In my experience, the best way to shatter your business goals is by thinking big and taking risks. When it comes to business, there is no room for complacency – you always have to be striving for more, whether that means expanding your customer base, innovating your product offering, or increasing your profits. One way to achieve this is by setting audacious goals that push you outside of your comfort zone.</p> <p>Thanks to Will Yang,<a href="https://www.instrumentl.com/"> Instrumentl</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#7- Achieving goals with the fastest means possible</h2> <figure id="attachment_400048" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400048" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Cole-South.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400048" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Cole-South-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Cole-South-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Cole-South.jpeg 152w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400048" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Cole South</figcaption></figure> <p>For me shattering my business goals means achieving them with the fastest means possible. I formulate a thorough strategy to the tiniest details or portions meticulously. And recheck it a couple of times before solidifying it. My whole team and I worked hard until we achieved our goals without slacking a bit. This is my mantra for achieving the goals which I have set for a day, a week, or a month. Always remember we need to prioritize our goals to step to an entirely new level.</p> <p>Thanks to Cole South, <a href="https://synchronize.com/">Synchronize</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#8- <strong>Commitment and hard work</strong></h2> <figure id="attachment_400049" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400049" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Kamil-Kowalski.png"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400049" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Kamil-Kowalski-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Kamil-Kowalski-150x150.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Kamil-Kowalski.png 300w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400049" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Kamil Kowalski</figcaption></figure> <p>Achieving your business goals will require commitment and hard work. You should always be willing to do what it takes to reach your goals. It is not going to be an easy process, but if you are willing to put in the time, effort, and dedication then you will be successful. If you want to shatter your business goals, you need to commit yourself and be willing to do what it takes. You need to make sure that you are willing to put in the hard work and sacrifice.</p> <p>Thanks to Kamil Kowalski, <a href="https://limakway.com/">LimakWay Remodeling</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#9- Consistency</h2> <figure id="attachment_400050" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400050" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Benjamin-Farber.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400050" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Benjamin-Farber-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Benjamin-Farber-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Benjamin-Farber-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Benjamin-Farber-768x768.jpg 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Benjamin-Farber.jpg 900w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400050" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Benjamin Farber</figcaption></figure> <p>Consistency is vital when running a business. Leaders should be consistent in every aspect of their company to build trust and credibility with their employees and clients. Give the craft the time it deserves and make it fun for the team. A consistent brand also ensures that employees are on the same page and work towards common goals to provide quality service. Business leaders who practice consistency will naturally attract clients and potential talent who want to work with (and for) them.</p> <p>Thanks to Benjamin Farber, <a href="https://www.bristolassoc.com/">Bristol Associates</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#10- <strong>Building connections</strong></h2> <figure id="attachment_400051" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400051" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Zaid-Ammari.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400051" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Zaid-Ammari-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400051" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Zaid Ammari</figcaption></figure> <p>Understand what you are good at and know your industry well. Reward people who deserve it and maintain a positive working environment. Build a great support network with colleagues, family, and friends. Keep those positive people in your life close because they will be a source of your success. Most importantly, make connections with other entrepreneurs. They are in a better position to understand your experiences and can give feedback or advice from their past mistakes.</p> <p>Thanks to Zaid Ammari, <a href="https://ppcmasterminds.com/">PPC Masterminds</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#11- Get clarity on your goals</h2> <figure id="attachment_400052" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400052" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Anna-Scheller.png"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400052" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Anna-Scheller-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Anna-Scheller-150x150.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Anna-Scheller-300x300.png 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Anna-Scheller.png 525w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400052" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Anna Scheller</figcaption></figure> <p>The first step is to get clarity on your goals. Once you have a crystal clear understanding of what your goals are, you can then draft a plan to reach them. Along the way, I tend to continually take counsel from business mentors and make slight course corrections and adjustments to the plan as I get closer. This continual assessment of action and adjustment combined with forwarding motion has helped me to knock more goals out of the park than any other strategy.</p> <p>Thanks to Anna Scheller, <a href="https://caprihousing.com/">Capri Temporary Housing</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#12- Working more on the field in which I'm the weakest</h2> <figure id="attachment_400053" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400053" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Nic-DeAngelo.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400053" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Nic-DeAngelo-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Nic-DeAngelo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Nic-DeAngelo.jpg 285w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400053" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Nic DeAngelo</figcaption></figure> <p>My work cannot always be perfect. No matter how hard I try there is always going to be a flaw with my job. With the new technology and the new advancements happening, there are a lot of changes that are being made to the business world. It seems exasperating to keep up with the business at times, which is why I prefer spending more of my time on the things that I cannot do. I learn and I grow. That is how the most basic things are done.</p> <p>Thanks to Nic DeAngelo, <a href="https://saintinvestment.com/">Saint Investment Group</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#13- The support system</h2> <figure id="attachment_400054" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400054" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Sally-Johnson.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400054" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Sally-Johnson-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Sally-Johnson-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Sally-Johnson.jpeg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400054" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Sally Johnson</figcaption></figure> <p>Personally, my business goals were achievable due to a huge support system at work. Knowing where your employees come from, and their experiences can help the entire company stay motivated. When we have casual meet-ups during multiple events, it also becomes a kind of cool-off session from all the hustle and bustle. To make this <a href="https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/productivity" title="CEO Hacks - Productivity" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">productive</a>, I also conduct monthly checkups to see the set goals and achievements. How to navigate through success and failures becomes important here.</p> <p>Thanks to Sally Johnson, <a href="https://www.greenlightbooking.com/">Green Light Booking</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#14- Perseverance</h2> <figure id="attachment_400055" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400055" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Christel-Oerum.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400055" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Christel-Oerum-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Christel-Oerum-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Christel-Oerum-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Christel-Oerum.jpg 512w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-400055" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Christel Oerum</figcaption></figure> <p>Something that has helped me smash every goal I have set for myself is simply perseverance. My business means so much to me because it helps both myself and my audiences learn how to cope with diabetes, and because of this, I know that I can’t ever give up. I have to keep creating new content and keep showing up for my readers. By simply sticking with my aims for my business, I have managed to achieve every goal I set for myself.</p> <p>Thanks to Christel Oerum, <a href="https://diabetesstrong.com/">Diabetes Strong</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#15- Passion and shared vision</h2> <figure id="attachment_400056" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-400056" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Volodymyr-Shchegel.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-400056" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Volodymyr-Shchegel-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Volodymyr-Shchegel-150x150.jpg 150w, ht 30 Entrepreneurs Explain the Best Ways to Get Out of One’s Comfort Zone https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/2022/10/02/30-entrepreneurs-explain-the-best-ways-to-get-out-of-ones-comfort-zone/ Rescue a CEO urn:uuid:23486a5c-515d-a6bc-c0a8-4b6c5610eb06 Sun, 02 Oct 2022 12:16:02 -0400 Want to get out of your comfort zone? Well, it’s not always natural or easy to be creative and get out of the comfort areas as a business owner due to fear of risk-taking, desire for perfection, and clinging on to old ways of doing things. So how do you ignite your creative self and &#8230; <p>Want to get out of your comfort zone? Well, it’s not always natural or easy to be creative and get out of the comfort areas as a business owner due to fear of risk-taking, desire for perfection, and clinging on to old ways of doing things. So how do you ignite your creative self and foster that in your team? It can be achieved.</p> <p>Here's how entrepreneurs and business owners get out of their comfort zone.</p> <h2>#1- Choose one new thing each week</h2> <figure id="attachment_399976" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-399976" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Shawn-Plummer.jpg"><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-399976" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Shawn-Plummer-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Shawn-Plummer-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Shawn-Plummer-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Shawn-Plummer.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-399976" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Shawn Plummer</figcaption></figure> <p>Pick one new thing every week. For example, you could try new food, a new sport, or a new activity. When you've done something once, it becomes easier to do it again. Make it a habit to do at least one new thing every week. Continue to do this until you feel comfortable trying more than one new thing weekly. Schedule it into your week and make it a priority. Start with small things that involve minimal risk. For example, you could ask someone out on a date, try a new food or visit a new place.</p> <p>Thanks to Shawn Plummer, <a href="https://www.annuityexpertadvice.com/">The Annuity Expert</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#2- Start something you are scared of</h2> <figure id="attachment_399977" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-399977" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Temoer-Terry.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-399977" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Temoer-Terry-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-399977" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Temoer Terry</figcaption></figure> <p>Your comfort zone wants you to stay in it, safe. So just pick something that you’ve been dreading, avoiding, or thinking you can’t conquer, and go do it. It need not be life-changing to start. It can be a little step, like mingling at a networking event when you’re shy. But that will lead to increased confidence (even if you doubt yourself a bit after). Maybe you’ll host the next time and then you could be presenting. Changing to confidence from your comfort zone is a journey, not a race, so just start.</p> <p>Thanks to Temoer Terry, <a href="https://themommycarekit.com/">Mommy Care Kit</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#3- Adopt a growth mindset</h2> <figure id="attachment_399978" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-399978" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Raina-Kurma.png"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-399978" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Raina-Kurma-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-399978" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Raina Kurma</figcaption></figure> <p>Adopt a growth mindset instead of staying stagnant. When you’re in your comfort zone, you’re not making changes or even looking to do so. A growth mindset, where you blossom when faced with new challenges and learn from them, can confront your old thoughts. Pick a goal for yourself- maybe you’ll skydive to confront your fear of heights or try that sushi that scares you. Once you get out of your comfort zone just once, it will start a waterfall effect and you’ll be able to do more and grow.</p> <p>Thanks to Raina Kurma,<a href="https://thespicewell.com/"> Spicewell</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#4- Take action and don’t let fear stop you</h2> <figure id="attachment_399979" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-399979" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Brook-Hiddink.png"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-399979" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Brook-Hiddink-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-399979" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Brook Hiddink</figcaption></figure> <p>The way to move out of your comfort zone is to take action and don’t let fear stop you. Make a list of as many things you can that make you uncomfortable. Every day, deliberately choose one to confront. Are you uncomfortable making small talk? Talk to as many people as you can over the course of a day. Take a class or lesson to master a skill that intimidates you. Moving out of your comfort zone takes determination and deliberate action.</p> <p>Thanks to Brook Hiddink, <a href="https://www.audaciahome.com/">Audacia Home</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#5- Lean into all that makes you uncomfortable</h2> <figure id="attachment_399981" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-399981" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Shamina-Taylor-1.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-399981" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Shamina-Taylor-1-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-399981" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Shamina Taylor</figcaption></figure> <p>I believe that the best way to exit your comfort zone is to lean into all that makes you uncomfortable by asking yourself what it is about that makes you uncomfortable and unraveling the deeper root of it all. Is it you or a thing or is it actually something that you just don't like doing. Overcoming the threshold of what makes you uncomfortable sets you up on the road to self-mastery &#8211; instead of your comfort zone being the master you. And sometimes it's far more profound than we might think it to be.</p> <p>Thanks to Shamina Taylor, <a href="https://www.shaminataylor.com/">Shamina Taylor</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#6- Create a plan with specific steps</h2> <figure id="attachment_399982" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-399982" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Aaron-Rice.png"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-399982" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Aaron-Rice-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-399982" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Aaron Rice</figcaption></figure> <p>There are different ways to get out of your comfort zone and do things you have never done. One way is to create a plan with specific steps. The first step is to identify the fear and then brainstorm what you can do to overcome it. The next step is to come up with a plan that includes the steps on how you will overcome your fear. Finally, execute the plan. To get out of your comfort zone, identify your fear, brainstorm solutions, and create a plan for overcoming it.</p> <p>Thanks to Aaron Rice, <a href="https://stayyy.com/">Stayyy</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#7- Thinking positively</h2> <figure id="attachment_399983" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-399983" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Brandon-Perton.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-399983" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Brandon-Perton-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Brandon-Perton-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Brandon-Perton-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Brandon-Perton.jpeg 500w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-399983" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Brandon Perton</figcaption></figure> <p>Leaving your comfort zone requires letting go of fears and thinking positively. Whatever is outside our comfort zone is that way because we have a conviction and mental block that doing the specific action will harm us. However, this is often not the case. Overcoming your fears will help you try new things more easily. As you get accustomed to pushing your boundaries, you will find facing your fears less challenging. I recommend that you start small.</p> <p>Thanks to Brandon Perton, <a href="https://theoldschoolgamevault.com/">The Old School Game Vault</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#8- Build time into my schedule for doing things I find challenging</h2> <figure id="attachment_399984" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-399984" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Dan-Hanley.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-399984" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Dan-Hanley-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Dan-Hanley-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Dan-Hanley-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Dan-Hanley.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-399984" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Dan Hanley</figcaption></figure> <p>The best practice I've found for breaking the cycle is to proactively build time into my schedule for doing things I know I'll find challenging, but make sure to attach quantifiable meaning to these sessions. For example, take an honest look at where you are in your career and then clearly define where you want to take it. Identify the reasons you're not there yet, take ownership of them and build a measurable plan that directly addresses these shortcomings, making sure to include constructive new behaviors.</p> <p>Thanks to Dan Hanley, <a href="https://www.octaneaccountants.co.uk/">Octane Accountants</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#9- Do something new to break the routine</h2> <figure id="attachment_399985" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-399985" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Corinne-Isasako.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-399985" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Corinne-Isasako-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-399985" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Corinne Isasako</figcaption></figure> <p>For me, it’s definitely doing something new to break the routine. If you tend to stay in your comfort zone for a while, you might feel safe and protected. It’s totally fine wanting to go the easy way but it holds you back! It prevents you from being open and receptive to opportunities that can help you take your career to the next level. At the beginning of my photography business, I wasn’t comfortable with the idea of going to networking events, but once I stepped into action, I found myself to be in the right place and met great people.</p> <p>Thanks to Corinne Isasako, <a href="https://www.corinne-isasako.com/">Corinne Isasako</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#10- Pushing your boundaries</h2> <figure id="attachment_399986" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-399986" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Albert-Varkki.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-399986" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Albert-Varkki-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-399986" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Albert Varkki</figcaption></figure> <p>I believe in pushing your boundaries and beliefs through creative learning strategies. By setting myself targets to develop new skills and sports I've expanded what I consider within my comfort zone enormously. To keep the momentum it's wise to start small, enrolling in a course to expand your creativity. With one course under your belt, keep things rolling by signing up for a new sport or planning a solo holiday.</p> <p>Thanks to Albert Varkki, <a href="https://vonbaer.com/">Von Baer</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#11- Work on something that will stretch you</h2> <figure id="attachment_399987" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-399987" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Thomas-Newman.png"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-399987" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Thomas-Newman-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-399987" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Thomas Newman</figcaption></figure> <p>If you want to grow as a person and an artist, it's important to get out of your comfort zone. The best way to do that is by being intentional about it—setting aside time every day or week (or whatever works for you) where you can work on something that will stretch you in some way. That could mean learning a new skill, reading something that's outside of your usual comfort zone, or even just trying a new recipe. The point is: to set yourself up for success by giving yourself some room to fail and make mistakes along the way!</p> <p>Thanks to Thomas Newman, <a href="https://www.vivatuition.com/">VIVA Financial Tuition</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#12- First acknowledge that you are in one</h2> <figure id="attachment_399988" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-399988" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Jamiee-Russell-1.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-399988" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Jamiee-Russell-1-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Jamiee-Russell-1-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Jamiee-Russell-1.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-399988" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Jamiee Russell</figcaption></figure> <p>I believe that to push yourself beyond your comfort zone, you have to first acknowledge that you are in one. Your comfort zone is a safe place where you don't face any risks or take on new challenges. You have a sense of control and <a href="https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/security" title="CEO Hacks - Security" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">security</a>. Stepping outside of your comfort zone is a great way to challenge yourself and experience a feeling of freedom and joy that you may never experience otherwise. I think the best way to push yourself outside of your comfort zone is to start small.</p> <p>Thanks to Jamiee Russell, <a href="https://wellyx.com/">Wellyx</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#13- Make a plan</h2> <figure id="attachment_399989" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-399989" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Israel-Gaudette.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-399989" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Israel-Gaudette-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Israel-Gaudette-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Israel-Gaudette.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-399989" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Israel Gaudette</figcaption></figure> <p>For me, the best way to get out of your comfort zone is to make a plan—and then follow it. Whenever I feel like I'm stuck in my comfort zone, I start by asking myself what's holding me back. Is it fear? Am I afraid of failing? Then, I set a goal for myself that will take me outside my comfort zone and make me feel uncomfortable. For example, if you're afraid of public speaking, maybe your goal is to give a speech in front of your coworkers or classmates.</p> <p>Thanks to Israel Gaudette, <a href="https://israelgaudette.com/">IG Marketing Inc.</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#14- Fake it till you make it</h2> <figure id="attachment_399990" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-399990" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Christine-Brownstein.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-399990" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Christine-Brownstein-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-399990" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Christine Brownstein</figcaption></figure> <p>I'd say confidence plays a crucial role in getting out of your comfort zone; in its absence, any individual who craves growth is bound to fail. The key to this is to fake your confidence until you make it out to a newly established tunnel, somewhere more of a paradise. Make sure that as you meet new people, you bond with them so that in turn, your current relationships tighten, and they'll be able to tug you forward to reach better doors for optimized results.</p> <p>Thanks to Christine Brownstein, <a href="https://www.palaleather.co.uk/">Palaleather UK</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#15- Identify what actually is your comfort zone</h2> <figure id="attachment_399991" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-399991" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Raven-Cobb.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-399991" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Raven-Cobb-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Raven-Cobb-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Raven-Cobb-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Raven-Cobb.jpeg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-399991" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Raven Cobb</figcaption></figure> <p>You are doing yourself a lot of injustice by staying in one place, in your comfort zone for a long time. The best way to get out of your comfort zone is to identify what actually is it. List down things that are in the comfort zone and things that are out of it. Identify challenging tasks that will help you grow. Start working on your goals every day and conquer your fears. Take support from people and do things that motivate you. Begin by<br /> smaller tasks and then level up every day.</p> <p>Thanks to Raven Cobb, <a href="https://www.clearstep.health/">Clearstep</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#16- Master new skills</h2> <figure id="attachment_399992" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-399992" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Ryan-Stewart.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-399992" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Ryan-Stewart-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Ryan-Stewart-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Ryan-Stewart-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Ryan-Stewart.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-399992" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Ryan Stewart</figcaption></figure> <p>Mastering new skills is a way of getting out of your comfort zone. As you remain committed to diversifying your professional skill set, you will soon realize how your career or business can expand into new markets and industries. I, for instance, have gone from being a designer to a marketer in the corporate world. As time passed, I realized my potential to succeed as a full-time digital <a href="https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a> entrepreneur.</p> <p>T 30 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Take Their Business to the Next Level https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/2022/09/30/30-entrepreneurs-explain-how-they-take-their-business-to-the-next-level/ Rescue a CEO urn:uuid:0bc7e6fa-235b-ffbc-25e4-e3d284a0903f Fri, 30 Sep 2022 12:16:28 -0400 Business owners have a way of envisioning things on a larger lens for they know too well the backstops with them. It can be through goal setting to push their limits and continuous improvement as they compete against themselves (or with others). There are various ways one can uplevel their business. Here’s how entrepreneurs and &#8230; <p>Business owners have a way of envisioning things on a larger lens for they know too well the backstops with them. It can be through goal setting to push their limits and continuous improvement as they compete against themselves (or with others). There are various ways one can uplevel their business.</p> <p>Here’s how entrepreneurs and business owners take their businesses to the next level.</p> <h2>#1- By automating</h2> <figure id="attachment_399960" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-399960" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Urban-Mamaz.jpg"><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-399960" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Urban-Mamaz-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-399960" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Urban Mamaz</figcaption></figure> <p>Sometimes you just don't have a big team to help you scale your business. When this happens, it's important to use your resources, and one of them is using automation tools. The more I can make everything run as a well-oiled machine, the more time I will have to work on more important things in my business. There's an infinite amount of different tools you can implement, and I wasted no time in using several of them. This freed up a lot of my time that I can use for writing and connecting with my followers. It's all about working smarter and not harder</p> <p>Thanks to Urban Mamaz, <a href="https://urbanmamaz.com/">Urban Mamaz</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#2- Being customer focused</h2> <figure id="attachment_399961" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-399961" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Dr.-Michael-May-scaled.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-399961" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Dr.-Michael-May-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-399961" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Dr. Michael May</figcaption></figure> <p>Be customer-oriented. Your customers are also responsible for your company's sustained growth. First, loyal customers come back because of being satisfied with your services. This means consistent revenue for the company. Furthermore, delighted customers can aid you with word-of-mouth <a href="https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a>. It is free, and it builds a better reputation for the company. Being customer-focused not only allows you to deliver the greatest services possible but also allows you to develop more brand ambassadors that can help your business expand.</p> <p>Thanks to Dr. Michael May, <a href="https://wimpoleclinic.com/">Wimpole Clinic</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#3- By investing in advanced data management solutions</h2> <figure id="attachment_392941" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-392941" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2021/10/Rafal-Mlodzki.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-392941" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2021/10/Rafal-Mlodzki-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2021/10/Rafal-Mlodzki-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2021/10/Rafal-Mlodzki-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2021/10/Rafal-Mlodzki.jpg 500w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-392941" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Rafał Młodzki</figcaption></figure> <p>It’s not a secret knowledge of how important data are. That's why we invest in advanced data management solutions &#8211; a set of processes and technologies that enable us to consistently collect, organize, and analyze data to support our business decisions. I can already see that these activities are slowly starting to bring my business to the next level. I’m now better informed about my customers, my <a href="https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a> campaigns are more targeted and effective, and I have a clearer understanding of my business operations.</p> <p>Thanks to Rafał Młodzki, <a href="https://passport-photo.online">Passport Photo Online</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#4- By investing in our strengths</h2> <figure id="attachment_399962" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-399962" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Ofer-Tirosh.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-399962" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Ofer-Tirosh-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-399962" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Ofer Tirosh</figcaption></figure> <p>We take our business to the next level by investing in our strengths. In the past, our search engine optimization (SEO) efforts have brought many of our clients. We are strengthening our SEO efforts in the face of recent changes that have been implemented by Google. We are also branching out to other avenues that are closely related to our main line of business, which is translation. We are establishing a presence in the legal transcription field by building a website that will rank for the relevant keywords.</p> <p>Thanks to Ofer Tirosh, <a href="https://www.tomedes.com/">Tomedes Translation Company</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#5- By getting out of comfort zone</h2> <figure id="attachment_399963" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-399963" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Andrei-Vasilescu.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-399963" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Andrei-Vasilescu-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Andrei-Vasilescu-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Andrei-Vasilescu.jpg 256w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-399963" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Andrei Vasilescu</figcaption></figure> <p>There is no growth in your comfort zone, so in order to really scale up, you need to do things that are new to you. If it makes you nervous, then you might be on the right path. Otherwise, you are going nowhere. If you keep doing what you're doing, you will keep getting what you already have. Whether you are hiring more people, leasing a new office, or going fully remote so you can hire talent anywhere, it's important that in order to grow your business, you need to go into the unknown.</p> <p>Thanks to Andrei Vasilescu, <a href="https://www.dontpayfull.com/">DontPayFull</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#6- By enhancing services</h2> <figure id="attachment_399964" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-399964" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Randy-Angwin.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-399964" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Randy-Angwin-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Randy-Angwin-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Randy-Angwin-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Randy-Angwin.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-399964" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Randy Angwin</figcaption></figure> <p>In my opinion, I would take my business to the next level by enhancement of the services and by promoting my business. If my business is promoted, it would be beneficial for me to gain profits as more people would be near me. These are the two things I would mostly focus on and the third thing is, that I would make my employees feel happy and satisfied so that no one would resign from the work. These are the things I follow to take my business to next level.</p> <p>Thanks to Randy Angwin, <a href="https://smartscouter.com/">Smart Counter</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#7- By developing skills</h2> <figure id="attachment_399965" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-399965" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Anthony-Quint.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="wp-image-399965 size-thumbnail" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Anthony-Quint-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Anthony-Quint-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Anthony-Quint-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Anthony-Quint.jpg 720w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-399965" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Anthony Quint</figcaption></figure> <p>Developing your skills is the best way to take your business to the next level. This is something I learned firsthand as an entrepreneur. When I was trying to take my business to the next level, I realized there were a lot of skills I needed to develop, and some I even outright lacked. Skills like marketing, budgeting, and even leadership, were things I needed to improve to do right by my business. I did this by attending seminars, reading books, and even turning to mentors. It really worked and helped me take Get On Stream to the next level.</p> <p>Thanks to Anthony Quint, <a href="https://getonstream.com/">Get on Stream</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#8- By hiring the right people</h2> <figure id="attachment_399966" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-399966" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Keith-Terell.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-399966" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Keith-Terell-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-399966" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Keith Terell</figcaption></figure> <p>Hire the right people- When I began my business, it was just me. In order to grow my business and be able to take it to the next level, I needed help. This meant recruiting more staff and hiring the right people to help me take my business to the next level. Luckily I hired people with the right skills and passion for the business which was a big factor in our success.</p> <p>Thanks to Keith Terell, <a href="https://backpacks.global/">Backpacks Global</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#9- By developing advertising strategies</h2> <figure id="attachment_399967" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-399967" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Nate-Martin-scaled.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-399967" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Nate-Martin-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-399967" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Nate Martin</figcaption></figure> <p>By developing advertising strategies, you improve your business. Moreover, a shift for the better is observed quite quickly after adopting changes. It is necessary to try different advertising channels, texts, and designs. Move most of your advertisements to the most popular source where people learn about your products. Analyze the market and experiment in search of effective marketing methods.</p> <p>Thanks to Nate Martin, <a href="https://www.puzzlebreak.us/">Puzzle Break</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#10- By monetizing the loyalty of existing customers</h2> <figure id="attachment_399833" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-399833" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/08/Charles-Cridland-2.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="wp-image-399833 size-thumbnail" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/08/Charles-Cridland-2-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-399833" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Charles Cridland</figcaption></figure> <p>One of the easiest yet effective ways to take your business to the next level is monetizing the loyalty of existing customers. If you have a client who likes your product, don’t miss an opportunity to upsell or cross-sell. Work carefully with the database of your clients and use sophisticated analysis tools to discover the sticky features and AHA moments. Ensure your users receive the upsell or cross-sell offer at the right time and tailored to patterns of using your product.</p> <p>Thanks to Charles Cridland, <a href="https://www.yourparkingspace.co.uk/">YourParkingSpace</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#11- We value experiments</h2> <figure id="attachment_385516" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-385516" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2021/10/Photo-Tomek-PhotoAiD.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-385516" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2021/10/Photo-Tomek-PhotoAiD-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2021/10/Photo-Tomek-PhotoAiD-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2021/10/Photo-Tomek-PhotoAiD-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2021/10/Photo-Tomek-PhotoAiD.jpeg 600w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-385516" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Tomek Mlodzki</figcaption></figure> <p>The change drives development. If we don’t try something new, we don’t have a chance to get better results. That’s why we value experimentation so much that we make it one of our core company values. Experiments mean looking for innovative and creative improvements, testing them, and discussing results. Since we encouraged employees to experiment, we got more and more ideas to try. Some of them are failures, some just spark other ideas, but some are the real game-changers in our strategies.</p> <p>Thanks to Tomek Mlodzki, <a href="https://photoaid.com/">PhotoAiD</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#12-By hiring a team</h2> <figure id="attachment_399968" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-399968" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Deepa-Tailor.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-399968" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Deepa-Tailor-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Deepa-Tailor-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Deepa-Tailor.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-399968" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Deepa Tailor</figcaption></figure> <p>I think a common error new law firm owners can make is cross-functioning with your small team of lawyers only. For a success rate, they need to concentrate on their work, and not the other aspects of the business. Hiring a team for marketing and sales improved our business immediately. They handled the client portal and monitored blog development. This has increased website traffic, and improved our relationship. What I learned from this experience is separate teams can ensure better business development.</p> <p>Thanks to Deepa Tailor, <a href="https://tailorlaw.com/">Tailor Law</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#13- By updating content every week</h2> <figure id="attachment_399969" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-399969" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Jenna-Moran.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-399969" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Jenna-Moran-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Jenna-Moran-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Jenna-Moran-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Jenna-Moran.jpg 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Jenna-Moran-768x768.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-399969" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Jenna Moran</figcaption></figure> <p>I take my business to the next level by constantly creating new recipes and new ideas for content. I am incredibly invested in providing my audiences with recipes that they can try their hand at because I believe that the world deserves to know how to cook! By updating my content every couple of weeks, I am able to keep my customers coming back to find out what they can make next &#8211; something that brings both me and my audience huge amounts of joy.</p> <p>Thanks to Jenna Moran, <a href="https://whimsyandspice.com/">Whimsy and Spice</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#14- By establishing myself as an expert in the field</h2> <figure id="attachment_399970" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-399970" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Henffrey-Muthama.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-399970" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Henffrey-Muthama-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-399970" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Henffrey Muthama</figcaption></figure> <p>One of the easiest ways I take my business to the next level is by establishing myself as an expert in my field. I do this by simply publishing a blog or video blog (vlog) on what I do and why I do it. Another way I do it is by building up my list with an email marketing<br /> program like AWeber. After that, I can set up a webinar to teach people my business process. This helps others understand what I do, why I do it, and how to do it. By doing this, I am using other people's time as an opportunity to build and diversify my business.</p> <p>Thanks to Henffrey Muthama, <a href="https://ledask.com/">LedAsk</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#15- Through consistency</h2> <figure id="attachment_399971" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-399971" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Staci-Holweger.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-399971" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Staci-Holweger-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Staci-Holweger-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Staci-Holweger.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-399971" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Staci Holweger</figcaption></figure> <p>“Next Level” is different for different people and business owners. I’ll reach the next level when I’ll be known for what I do. My strategy for reaching the next level in my business is through continuous dedication and hard work. These days I am leveraging the use of technology to reach the targeted audience. I’m hoping to cater to wider audiences. I also wish to make my business global and that would be the ultimate next level for me. However, one that is going to ultimately make all the difference is consistency!</p> <p>Thanks to Staci Holweger, <a href="https://lifepatches.co/">Life Patches</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#16- By exploring opportunities</h2> <figure id="attachment_399542" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-399542" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/07/Hilda-Wong.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-399542" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/07/Hilda-Wong-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/07/Hilda-Wong-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.goo Grant Applications Now Open for Veteran Small Business Owners Through Oct. 18, 2022 https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/2022/09/30/grant-applications-now-open-for-veteran-small-business-owners-through-oct-18-2022/ Rescue a CEO urn:uuid:f6e6b099-c4ae-42e0-c6ce-64fdfc39e1da Fri, 30 Sep 2022 09:43:50 -0400 Founders First CDC has announced that applications are now open for qualified individuals to apply to its 2022 Stephen L. Tadlock Fund – a grant program to support U.S. veteran small business owners.   To be eligible, the company’s founder must be a U.S. military veteran, have an active U.S.-based business and employ between 2 and 50 employees. The &#8230; <p style="font-weight: 400;" data-identifyelement="264"><a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/kaylatuckeradams.mxmagnoilia.com/LGdAkFhkgaMB8dgjc/l/8DjDZk5psq4I9vLNF?messageId=cgzmHeSDhVVu4SvXK&rn=&re=ISbvNmLl52bt8WakFmcANXYt9Ga0RnI&sc=false__;!!LcufUzPfjw!QvUjLNconvWQ1amiEHeZLBOUVzjSMMKHml1KJawnGkNNNNFOIbK50yqdKibYNEaO%24" data-identifyelement="265">Founders First CDC</a><span data-identifyelement="266"> has announced that applications are now open for qualified individuals to apply to its 2022</span> <a href="https://ff-cdc.org/3eSFEZR" data-identifyelement="267">Stephen L. Tadlock Fund</a><span data-identifyelement="268"> – a grant program to support U.S. veteran small business owners</span><span data-identifyelement="269">.   </span><span data-identifyelement="270">To be eligible, the company’s founder must be a U.S. military veteran, have an active U.S.-based business and employ between 2 and 50 employees.</span></p> <p style="font-weight: 400;" data-identifyelement="271"><b><strong data-identifyelement="274"><span data-identifyelement="275">The grant opened for submission on September 19, 2022, and will remain open through </span></strong></b><b><strong data-identifyelement="276">October 18, 2022<span data-identifyelement="277">.</span></strong></b><span data-identifyelement="278">  </span><span data-identifyelement="279">Qualified business owners may apply for the grant at </span><a href="https://ff-cdc.org/3eSFEZR" data-identifyelement="280">foundersfirstcdc.org/stephen-tadlock</a><span data-identifyelement="281">.  Grant recipients will be announced on Veterans Day, November 11, 2022.</span></p> <p style="font-weight: 400;" data-identifyelement="271"><span data-identifyelement="286">The grant will provide micro-investments to veterans who own and operate small businesses. The $25,000 grant will be awarded to 25 veteran recipients who will receive $1,000 each, which will help aid in their employer-based small businesses. Since launching, Founders First CDC has awarded more than $423,000 to minority and underserved business owners throughout the United States with a focus on Texas, Chicago, Southern California, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. </span></p> <hr /> <p data-identifyelement="318"><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-400124" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Veteran-Owned-Business-Grant-1-1024x576.png" alt="" width="1024" height="576" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Veteran-Owned-Business-Grant-1-1024x576.png 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Veteran-Owned-Business-Grant-1-300x169.png 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Veteran-Owned-Business-Grant-1-768x432.png 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Veteran-Owned-Business-Grant-1-1536x864.png 1536w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Veteran-Owned-Business-Grant-1-2048x1152.png 2048w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/09/Veteran-Owned-Business-Grant-1-390x220.png 390w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /></p> <p style="font-weight: 400;" data-identifyelement="318"><b><strong data-identifyelement="319"><span data-identifyelement="320">NATIONAL NON-PROFIT, FOUNDERS FIRST CDC, OPENS APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2022 STEPHEN L. TADLOCK “VETPRENEURS” GRANT TO VETERAN SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS</span></strong></b></p> <p style="font-weight: 400;" data-identifyelement="321"><em data-identifyelement="322"><span data-identifyelement="323"> </span></em><em data-identifyelement="325"><span data-identifyelement="326">Founders First CDC to Award $25,000 to Veteran-Owned Small Business Owners Throughout the Country </span></em><em data-identifyelement="331"><span data-identifyelement="332">Applications Are Being Accepted September 19 to October 18 and Recipients Will be Announced on Veterans Day, November 11, 2022</span></em></p> <p style="font-weight: 400;" data-identifyelement="333"><b><strong data-identifyelement="337">San Diego, CA, September 19, 2022</strong></b> – <a href="https://ff-cdc.org/StephenLTadlock" data-identifyelement="338">Founders First CDC</a> (Founders First), <span data-identifyelement="339">a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that empowers expansion in diverse founder-led, revenue-generating businesses, is pleased to announce that applications are open for qualified individuals to apply to its </span>2022 <a href="https://ff-cdc.org/3eSFEZR" data-identifyelement="340">Stephen L. Tadlock Fund</a><span data-identifyelement="341"> – a grant program to support U.S. veteran small business owners. To be eligible, the company’s founder must be a U.S. military veteran, have an active U.S.-based business, and employ between 2 and 50 employees. Applications are being accepted now through October 18, with recipients being announced on Veterans Day, November 11, 2022.</span></p> <p style="font-weight: 400;" data-identifyelement="333"><span data-identifyelement="345">Inspired by Founders First CEO Kim Folsom’s brother, U.S. Navy Veteran Stephen L. Tadlock, the purpose of the grant is to provide micro-investments to veterans who own and operate small businesses. The $25,000 grant will be awarded to 25 veteran recipients who will receive $1,000 each, which will help aid in their employer-based small businesses. Since launching, Founders First CDC has awarded more than $423,000 to minority and underserved business owners throughout the United States with a focus on Texas, Chicago, Southern California, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. </span></p> <p style="font-weight: 400;" data-identifyelement="333"><span data-identifyelement="349">“Given the current state of our economy, small business owners are feeling the brunt of the rising cost of living, inflation and the challenges to provide goods and services for their customers,” says Shaylon Scott, executive director, Founders First CDC. “As our founder, Kim Folsom has strong ties to the military through her brother’s service in the U.S. Navy, this particular grant is incredibly special to Founders First, as we’re able to help veteran business owners by investing in their businesses during uncertain economic times. Grants such as these, no matter how large or small of an investment, are a vital and impactful way to help sustain businesses and provide growth opportunities, and we are incredibly proud to support veterans throughout the country during this critical time.”</span></p> <p style="font-weight: 400;" data-identifyelement="333"><span data-identifyelement="353">According to the latest </span><a href="https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/sbo.html" data-identifyelement="354">U.S. Census Bureau’s survey</a><span data-identifyelement="355"> of small business owners, there are more than 2.5 million veteran majority-owned businesses in the U.S. that employ more than 5 million individuals. As a result, these businesses generate a revenue of more than $1.14 trillion, and account for an annual <a href="https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/hr" title="CEO Hacks - Human Resources &amp; Human Capital" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">payroll</a> of $195 billion.</span></p> <p style="font-weight: 400;" data-identifyelement="333"><span data-identifyelement="359">“I’ve seen firsthand through my brother’s experience in the U.S. Navy and reentry into civilian life, that American veterans give back to our country each and every day, and following their service it’s critical that they receive support from family, friends and local communities to thrive in their careers following their service,” says</span> Kim Folsom, Founder and CEO of Founders First. “As veteran owned businesses are critical contributors to the small business community, I’m proud extend this fund for the second year in a row to veteran business owners who need the extra boost of funding; as these funds help aid in creating premium wage jobs and drive economic growth in communities, which need it most during this critical, and uncertain economic time.”</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;" data-identifyelement="333">The judging committee for the Stephen L. Tadlock Grant includes a panel of distinguished veterans, representing multiple branches of service.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;" data-identifyelement="365"><span data-identifyelement="366">“As a recipient of the 2021 Stephen L. Tadlock Grant, I can tell you first-hand that having this support is incredibly impactful for veteran business owners.,” says Tahjar Roamartinez, CEO and founder of Cyber Warfighter Group and 2021 Stephen L. Tadlock Grant recipient.  “Founders First made myself and other veterans feel embraced, encouraged, equipped and empowered, and I encourage any veteran who is a small business owner to apply for this grant, as you will quickly learn that Founders First understands the value of what we’ve done at the highest level of our nation, and is ready to help equip us for the next chapter of our journey in corporate America.”</span></p> <p style="font-weight: 400;" data-identifyelement="365"><span data-identifyelement="370">Qualified business owners may apply for the grant by October 18, at </span><a href="https://ff-cdc.org/3eSFEZR" data-identifyelement="371">foundersfirstcdc.org/stephen-tadlock</a><span data-identifyelement="372">.  Grant recipients will be announced on Veterans Day, November 11, 2022.</span><span data-identifyelement="374"> </span></p> <p style="font-weight: 400;" data-identifyelement="375"><b><strong data-identifyelement="376">###</strong></b></p> <p style="font-weight: 400;" data-identifyelement="381"><b><strong data-identifyelement="382">About Founders First CDC</strong></b></p> <p style="font-weight: 400;" data-identifyelement="383">Founders First CDC is a non-profit 501c3 that was founded in 2015 and has received significant support from the regional community reinvestment banks to empower diverse founder-led, revenue-generating small businesses through three primary programs: (1) Founders Challenge; (2) Founders Bootcamp; and (3) Founders FastPath. By building recurring revenues, tech-enablement, and essential solution focus, Founders First serves as a catalyst for positive change to entrepreneurs of color and female founders to become leading employers in their communities. Learn more at <a href="https://ff-cdc.org/StephenLTadlock" data-identifyelement="384"><span data-identifyelement="385">www.foundersfirstcdc.org</span></a><u data-identifyelement="386"><span data-identifyelement="387">.</span></u></p>