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/ 28 Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Use Public Relations for Business https://teach.ceoblognation.com/2022/05/25/28-entrepreneurs-reveal-how-they-use-public-relations-for-business/ Teach a CEO urn:uuid:9003cf68-5de6-9890-c710-9eb25ce704d9 Wed, 25 May 2022 12:16:42 -0400 Public relations (PR) is simply getting people to talk about your business with the aim of raising positive awareness about your business.  Businesses that use PR attest to the fact it helps build relationships with customers and has long-term gains in building the credibility of a business. There’s more that goes into it and may &#8230; <p><a class="pretty-link-keyword" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising & PR" href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" rel="">Public relations</a> (PR) is simply getting people to talk about your business with the aim of raising positive awareness about your business.  Businesses that use PR attest to the fact it helps build relationships with customers and has long-term gains in building the credibility of a business. There’s more that goes into it and may require considerable resources just like <a class="pretty-link-keyword" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising & PR" href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" rel="">marketing</a>.</p> <p>We asked entrepreneurs and business owners how they use <a class="pretty-link-keyword" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising & PR" href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" rel="">public relations</a> for their business and here are the insightful responses.</p> <h2>#1- To spread our mission through campaigns</h2> <figure id="attachment_106182" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106182" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/03/Tomek-Mlodzki.jpeg"><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106182" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/03/Tomek-Mlodzki-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/03/Tomek-Mlodzki-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/03/Tomek-Mlodzki-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/03/Tomek-Mlodzki.jpeg 600w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106182" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Tomek Młodzki</figcaption></figure> <p>PR helps customers to identify with our brand. How do customers make decisions? It changed. Nowadays, they have a wide range of products to buy. When they decide on a particular product, they consider not only price and quality, but also which business they want to support. Customers want to support companies that share the same value. Therefore, by spreading our mission through PR campaigns, we provide customers with reasons to identify with our brand and support it.</p> <p>Thanks Tomek Młodzki, <a href="http://www.photoaid.com">PhotoAiD</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#2- For brand awareness</h2> <figure id="attachment_106542" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106542" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Jeremy-Luebke.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106542" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Jeremy-Luebke-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Jeremy-Luebke-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Jeremy-Luebke.jpg 194w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106542" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Jeremy Luebke</figcaption></figure> <p>For my business, the benefit of <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">public relations</a> is that being included in a story is significantly higher and more credible than that of a paid <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">advertisement</a>, as it is perceived as more objective, almost like an endorsement. To my mind, <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">public relations</a> is the single most cost-effective way for a brand to increase its awareness, visibility, and credibility. The smaller the budget, the more critical it is to do public relations, because advertising is all about reach, frequency, and volume; if you cannot <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">advertise</a> frequently, you will not be noticed or remembered, and your money will be wasted.</p> <p>Thanks to Jeremy Luebke, <a href="https://www.weloveland.com/">We Love Land</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#3- To build credibility</h2> <figure id="attachment_106110" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106110" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/03/Daniel-Foley-Carter.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106110" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/03/Daniel-Foley-Carter-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/03/Daniel-Foley-Carter-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/03/Daniel-Foley-Carter-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/03/Daniel-Foley-Carter.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106110" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Daniel Foley</figcaption></figure> <p>PR aided in the development of my company into what it is now. It helped to develop my personal brand as a small company expert, not only in my industry but across the board, attracting local and national media coverage. You don't have to be a multibillion-dollar corporation to get the media's attention. What you need is a qualified public relations firm or publicist who can provide a well-crafted story. I was able to grow my brand and raise essential industry awareness by obtaining frequent media attention.</p> <p>Thanks to Daniel Foley, <a href="https://www.emma-sleep.co.uk/">Emma Sleep</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#4- Using social media platforms</h2> <figure id="attachment_106543" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106543" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Jay-Soni.png"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106543" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Jay-Soni-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106543" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Jay Soni</figcaption></figure> <p>Using social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to market my business is one of the most effective ways I use public relations to promote my business. These networks allow you to communicate directly with present and potential customers. It's critical for me to maintain a dialogue with my followers by producing fascinating content on a regular basis. Social media helps my company establish credibility, improve its reputation, and raise brand awareness, which help it achieve a competitive advantage.</p> <p>Thanks to Jay Soni, <a href="https://www.yorkshirefabricshop.com/">Yorkshire Fabric Shop</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#5- By obtaining media coverage</h2> <figure id="attachment_106544" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106544" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Ricardo-Pina.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106544" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Ricardo-Pina-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Ricardo-Pina-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Ricardo-Pina-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Ricardo-Pina.jpg 401w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106544" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Ricardo Pina</figcaption></figure> <p>PR enabled the growth of my company into what it is now. It helped to develop my personal brand as a small company expert, not only in my field but across the board, garnering local and national media exposure. You don't have to be a multibillion-dollar corporation to get the media's attention. What you need is a skilled public relations firm or publicist who can offer a well-crafted story while also giving the press a cause to talk to you as an authority figure. I was able to grow my brand and raise essential industry awareness by obtaining regular media coverage.</p> <p>Thanks to Ricardo Pina, <a href="https://themodestwallet.com/">The Modest Wallet</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#6- To generate future potential leads</h2> <figure id="attachment_106545" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106545" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Josephine-Li.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106545" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Josephine-Li-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106545" class="wp-caption-text">Thanks to Josephine Li</figcaption></figure> <p>We employ public relations in an unusual manner. In other words, rather than using it for exposure to attract an audience's attention, we use it to generate future potential leads. As a result of our appearance on &#8216;x large media outlet on television,' our brand has gained in reputation. We utilize Public Relations for this purpose since we don't want to come across as pushy or sales during the real exposure. So far, it's helped us increase the amount we can charge clients.</p> <p>Thanks to Josephine Li, <a href="https://cicinia.co.uk/">Cicinia</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#7- To establish credibility through honesty</h2> <figure id="attachment_106546" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106546" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Elice-Max.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106546" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Elice-Max-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Elice-Max-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Elice-Max-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Elice-Max.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106546" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Elice Max</figcaption></figure> <p>All businesses want to be perceived as authentic and reliable. This is the reason why many of us invest in public relations. We want to establish a relationship of trust with our customers. One of the integral parts of our PR strategy is always being honest when it comes to company information. We don't take liberties with the truth while revealing company information. While we want to create a strong narrative when it comes to our brand's story, authenticity remains the most important factor.</p> <p>Thanks to Elice Max, <a href="https://www.emucoupon.com/">EMU Coupon</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#8- Organically</h2> <figure id="attachment_106547" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106547" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Gregg-Cantor-scaled.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106547" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Gregg-Cantor-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106547" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Gregg Cantor</figcaption></figure> <p>For me, the best PR is organic. Not only do I enjoy writing, I like to educate consumers and help authors spread the word to the masses. I had a national writer tell me that her editors frown against commentary from sources who are all over the media. That seems very short-sided and archaic. Like you, I have ongoing relationships with local and national reporters. I value the relationships I have built by providing fair and balanced commentary that is in no meant to pitch our company. My goal is to expand the footprint for outlets, sources, authors, etc. for the benefit of consumers.</p> <p>Thanks to Gregg Cantor, <a href="https://murraylampert.com/">Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#9- To extend our brand reach</h2> <figure id="attachment_106465" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106465" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Lily-Wili.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106465" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Lily-Wili-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Lily-Wili-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Lily-Wili-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Lily-Wili.jpg 320w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106465" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Lily Wili</figcaption></figure> <p>When we use public relations, we disseminate our brand authority to a wider audience than when we don't. After all, one of the most important characteristics of a successful business is the capacity to project a positive public image. We may easily accomplish this by using social media, the press, our website, and other channels to efficiently perform public relations techniques.</p> <p>Thanks to Lily Wili, <a href="https://www.everwallpaper.co.uk/">Ever Wallpaper</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#10- Through award programs</h2> <figure id="attachment_106501" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106501" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Robert-Zeglinski.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106501" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Robert-Zeglinski-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Robert-Zeglinski-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Robert-Zeglinski-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Robert-Zeglinski.jpg 500w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106501" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Robert Zeglinski</figcaption></figure> <p>In my perspective, businesses use public relations to their advantage. The typical PR strategy is award programs. Both established award programs that are run by trade organizations and the press and new award programs that target specific client groups are available. Employees and customers can be publicly commended for their hard work through awards. Organizations can also use them to find interesting case studies and public statements about how their products and services are benefiting customers.</p> <p>Thanks to Robert Zeglinski, <a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/">Breaking Muscle</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#11- By seeking recognition in media outlets</h2> <figure id="attachment_106549" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106549" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Martin-Lassen.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106549" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Martin-Lassen-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106549" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Martin Lassen</figcaption></figure> <p>I believe that one of the most effective public relations strategies for small business owners is to seek recognition in media outlets that are unaffiliated with your business. While traditional advertisements are effective, they garner less trust than earned media, which refers to promotion by sources with no vested interest in your business's success. While traditional media outlets such as print and television news are under attack from digital competitors, they continue to provide a level of credibility and rigors that their all-digital counterparts cannot match.</p> <p>Thanks to Martin Lassen, <a href="https://grammarhow.com/">GrammarHow</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#12- For building backlinks</h2> <figure id="attachment_106254" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106254" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Yang-Zhang.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106254" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Yang-Zhang-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Yang-Zhang-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Yang-Zhang-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Yang-Zhang-768x768.jpg 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Yang-Zhang.jpg 800w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106254" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Yang Zhang</figcaption></figure> <p>We use public relations as a means of *building backlinks. *Reaching out to publications and journalists allows us to gain earned media, which is essential to improving the SEO prowess of our website. That leads to more people finding us through Google searches and better overall results in our <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a>. Public relations is all about establishing trust and building relationships with gatekeepers in the media. It takes time to win results,<br /> but once you do, you'll see the power of improvement for your business.</p> <p>Thanks to Yang Zhang, <a href="http://www.plasmic.app">Plasmic</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#13- Incorporating humor and working with micro-influencers</h2> <figure id="attachment_106550" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106550" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Alice-Li.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="wp-image-106550 size-thumbnail" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Alice-Li-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Alice-Li-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Alice-Li-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Alice-Li.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106550" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Alice Li</figcaption></figure> <p>I love the fact that working with influencers has allowed us to build deep-rooted connections and trust with our customers for our brand. The beauty of working with micro-influencers from the same niche as our products is that we get to interact with individuals who are already quite familiar with wellness products and so it gives us great exposure. On either hand, we keep the tone of our PR light, fresh and funny. If nothing else, it puts a smile on our target audience's faces.</p> <p>Thanks to Alice Li, <a href="https://hifirstday.com/">First Day</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#14- To build a relationship</h2> <figure id="attachment_106488" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106488" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Anna-Lan.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106488" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Anna-Lan-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Anna-Lan-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Anna-Lan.jpg 279w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106488" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Anna Lan</figcaption></figure> <p>I use public relations to build relationships. For me, relationships are vital if you want to grow a company. In one way or another, you'll need help from people, and if you do not foster good relationships with them, it will be challenging to seek assistance. Also, relationships help build a brand's credibility, which will make it more reputable; thus, people will start believing in it and supporting it, resulting in increased profitab IAM1381 – Founder & Coach Helps Business Owners Suffering from Chaos https://iamceo.co/2022/05/25/iam1381-founder-coach-helps-business-owners-suffering-from-chaos/ I AM CEO Podcast urn:uuid:58a24c38-f4db-64a9-35c6-c2861e3d1582 Wed, 25 May 2022 06:16:00 -0400 <p>Scott Beebe is the Founder and Head Coach of MyBusinessOnPurpose.com, and the host of the Business On Purpose podcast. Scott and the BOP team liberate Small Business owners from the chaos of working in their business and help them get their lives back by articulating and implementing intentional Vision/Mission/Values, Systems, and Processes. CEO Story: In 2015, &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co/2022/05/25/iam1381-founder-coach-helps-business-owners-suffering-from-chaos/">IAM1381 &#8211; Founder &amp; Coach Helps Business Owners Suffering from Chaos</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co">I AM CEO Podcast</a>.</p> <p class="p1"><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-170196" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/05/IAMCEO-Season-5-Ep.1300-4.png" alt="" width="1280" height="720" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/05/IAMCEO-Season-5-Ep.1300-4.png 1280w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/05/IAMCEO-Season-5-Ep.1300-4-300x169.png 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/05/IAMCEO-Season-5-Ep.1300-4-1024x576.png 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/05/IAMCEO-Season-5-Ep.1300-4-768x432.png 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/05/IAMCEO-Season-5-Ep.1300-4-390x220.png 390w" sizes="(max-width: 1280px) 100vw, 1280px" />Scott Beebe is the Founder and Head Coach of MyBusinessOnPurpose.com, and the host of the Business On Purpose <a href="https://iamceo.co/podcast"><span class="s1">podcast</span></a>. Scott and the BOP team liberate Small Business owners from the chaos of working in their business and help them get their lives back by articulating and implementing intentional Vision/Mission/Values, Systems, and Processes.</p> <ul> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Story: </b>In 2015, Scott lost his job and so he became the CEO of his own company largely by being pushed into the necessity of needing to build something that would serve other people.</li> <li class="p1"><b>Business Service: </b>Deliberate small business owners from the chaos of working in their business.</li> <li class="p1"><b>Secret Sauce: </b>Help people see what they can’t see themselves.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Hack: </b>Google Drive (including Google Doc and Google Draw).</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Nugget: </b>Write your vision down so that those that read it might run.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Defined:</b> Hovering 5 or 10 feet above the business. Needing to be able to extract yourself from the business.</li> </ul> <p class="p1"><a href="https://iamceo.co/website">Website</a><span class="s1">: <a href="http://mybusinessonpurpose.com/">mybusinessonpurpose.com</a><br /> <a href="https://iamceo.co/free"><span class="s2">Free</span></a> Offer: <a href="http://mybusinessonpurpose.com/vision"><span class="s2">mybusinessonpurpose.com/vision</span></a><br /> Other <a href="https://iamceo.co/website"><span class="s2">Website</span></a>: <a href="http://fourstepstobusinessfreedom.com/"><span class="s2">fourstepstobusinessfreedom.com</span></a></span></p> <p><span class="s1">Initial Episode: <a href="https://iamceo.co/2018/09/10/064-founder-coach-helps-business-owners-suffering-from-chaos/">https://iamceo.co/2018/09/10/064-founder-coach-helps-business-owners-suffering-from-chaos</a></span></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/2022/05/25/iam1381-founder-coach-helps-business-owners-suffering-from-chaos/">IAM1381 &#8211; Founder &amp; Coach Helps Business Owners Suffering from Chaos</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co">I AM CEO Podcast</a>.</p> IAM1380 – Coach Helps Midlife Women Discover their Midlife Calling https://dmvceo.com/2022/05/24/iam1380-coach-helps-midlife-women-discover-their-midlife-calling/ DMV CEO urn:uuid:8775a0c3-72ed-4424-cf61-81ab9136e780 Tue, 24 May 2022 15:22:45 -0400 Cenita Johnson helps midlife women discover &#038; pursue their midlife calling, to do their part in making the world better. Cenita uses NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) principles and intuitive listening to assist women to navigate their midlife journey. She wants women to know that what they are feeling is not a midlife crisis, it’s a Midlife &#8230; <p>Cenita Johnson helps midlife women discover & pursue their midlife calling, to do their part in making the world better. Cenita uses NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) principles and intuitive listening to assist women to navigate their midlife journey.<br /> She wants women to know that what they are feeling is not a midlife crisis, it’s a Midlife CALLING! It’s time to pursue your dreams and start that business idea.</p> <p>CEO Story: The thought of how Cenita can impact the lives of other women is the biggest reason for pursuing her midlife calling. Discovered the catalyst through her dream, the program midlife reinvention method.<br /> Business Service:</p> <p><a href="https://iamceo.co/2022/05/24/iam1380-coach-helps-midlife-women-discover-their-midlife-calling/">Listen to the full podcast. This is Originally posted here.</a></p> IAM1379 – Coach Helps Entrepreneurs Create Lasting Consciousness Freedom https://healthyceo.co/2022/05/23/iam1379-coach-helps-entrepreneurs-create-lasting-consciousness-freedom/ Healthy CEO urn:uuid:d0f003c0-4108-9c57-c876-8d8803cf642f Mon, 23 May 2022 23:06:23 -0400 <p>Zack Blakeney is a consciousness and freedom coach who unplugs ambitious entrepreneurs and executives from the Matrix of anxiety, addiction, and inadequacy to be more, feel more, create more and earn more. His Red Pill Method© blends science-based methodology with conscious truths that permanently overcome self-limiting beliefs, and destructive habits and create lasting freedom. CEO &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://healthyceo.co/2022/05/23/iam1379-coach-helps-entrepreneurs-create-lasting-consciousness-freedom/">IAM1379 – Coach Helps Entrepreneurs Create Lasting Consciousness Freedom</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://healthyceo.co">Healthy CEO</a>.</p> <p>Zack Blakeney is a consciousness and freedom coach who unplugs ambitious entrepreneurs and executives from the Matrix of anxiety, addiction, and inadequacy to be more, feel more, create more and earn more. His Red Pill Method© blends science-based methodology with conscious truths that permanently overcome self-limiting beliefs, and destructive habits and create lasting freedom.</p> <p>CEO Story: Zack started as a fitness coach, knowing that our physical health is important. But he discovered that there is something missing. Looking good is one thing, but having the feeling of confidence is the most important thing. Having that self-belief brings Zack to dive deep</p> <p><a href="https://iamceo.co/2022/05/23/iam1379-coach-helps-entrepreneurs-create-lasting-consciousness-freedom/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Listen to the full podcast. This is Originally posted here.</a></p><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://healthyceo.co/2022/05/23/iam1379-coach-helps-entrepreneurs-create-lasting-consciousness-freedom/">IAM1379 – Coach Helps Entrepreneurs Create Lasting Consciousness Freedom</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://healthyceo.co">Healthy CEO</a>.</p> Monday Motivation: DISCIPLINE YOUR THOUGHTS https://hear.ceoblognation.com/2022/05/23/monday-motivation-discipline-your-thoughts-2/ Hearpreneur urn:uuid:0b7f530c-fa35-8772-71ef-1b5e397fddb5 Mon, 23 May 2022 09:16:24 -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: You control you and that is where the power is There is more on the other side even when you feel like walls are crumbling down Its the times &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/2022/05/23/monday-motivation-discipline-your-thoughts-2/">Monday Motivation: DISCIPLINE YOUR THOUGHTS</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com">Hearpreneur</a>.</p> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="DISCIPLINE YOUR THOUGHTS | Best Motivational Speech | Morning Motivation" width="1220" height="686" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FaMG61nfWzE?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>You control you and that is where the power is</li> <li>There is more on the other side even when you feel like walls are crumbling down</li> <li>Its the times that might have broken you that contain the greatest transformations</li> <li>The value of tomorrow means more than the discomfort of today</li> </ul> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/2022/05/23/monday-motivation-discipline-your-thoughts-2/">Monday Motivation: DISCIPLINE YOUR THOUGHTS</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com">Hearpreneur</a>.</p> Specialist Educates people to Create Courses Online https://cbnation.tv/2022/05/23/specialist-educates-people-to-create-courses-online/ CBNation TV – Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business urn:uuid:166f6f67-4f04-3a67-ee81-1d63bf7ded53 Mon, 23 May 2022 07:07:12 -0400 <p>Gems in an online course specialist, working with entrepreneurs in multiple industries to design, create and launch their own online courses. With a Masters in Global Management and 15 year career in Project Management, Gems started her own business when she married a US serviceman and her career trajectory changed. Gems truly believe in the &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv/2022/05/23/specialist-educates-people-to-create-courses-online/">Specialist Educates people to Create Courses Online</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="alignnone size-full wp-image-29753" src="https://iamceo.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2020/10/Copy-of-I-am-CEO-Podcast-Season-3-2020-10-26T071948.642.png" alt="" width="1280" height="720" /></p> <p>Gems in an online course specialist, working with entrepreneurs in multiple industries to design, create and launch their own online <a href="https://cbnation.tv/program-courses" title="CEO Hacks - Program &amp; Courses" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">courses</a>. With a Masters in Global Management and 15 year career in Project Management, Gems started her own business when she married a US serviceman and her career trajectory changed. Gems truly believe in the power of experience as education and loves the versatility of online <a href="https://cbnation.tv/program-courses" title="CEO Hacks - Program &amp; Courses" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">courses</a> to spread the passion and purpose of entrepreneurs.</p> <ul> <li><strong>CEO Hack: M</strong>y morning routine</li> <li><strong>CEO Nugget: </strong>It not always gonna be smooth, but having a strong WHY or your reason behind your business will drive you through your challenges</li> <li><strong>CEO Defined: </strong>Having the freedom and flexibility to do what I want and knowing I am having a positive attitude that I'm making a positive impact</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://cbnation.tv/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Website</a>: <a href="https://www.gemscollins.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gemscollins.com</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/gems.collins/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">www.instagram.com/gems.collins</a><br /> <a href="https://web.facebook.com/gemscollins1" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">www.facebook.com/gemscollins1</a></p> <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 href="https://cbnation.tv/free" title="CEO Hacks - Free" class="pretty-link-keyword"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> <h2>Full Interview:</h2> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="Specialist Educates people to Create Courses Online" width="1220" height="686" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/S0-bdHZMGoU?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/2022/05/23/specialist-educates-people-to-create-courses-online/">Specialist Educates people to Create Courses Online</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv">CBNation TV - Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business</a>.</p> Web Pioneer and Author Behind a Global Women’s Health Company https://cbnation.tv/2022/05/23/web-pioneer-and-author-behind-a-global-womens-health-company/ CBNation TV – Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business urn:uuid:d058bb9f-5077-9ba7-3113-5a46a5271399 Mon, 23 May 2022 07:04:29 -0400 <p>Aliza Sherman is a web pioneer who founded the first woman-owned Internet company, Cybergrrl, Inc., and the first organization for women to learn about the Internet in the 90s, Webgrrls International. She is the author of 12 books including Cannabis and CBD for Health and Wellness: An Essential Guide for Using Nature’s Medicine to Relieve &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv/2022/05/23/web-pioneer-and-author-behind-a-global-womens-health-company/">Web Pioneer and Author Behind a Global Women’s Health Company</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="alignnone size-full wp-image-12261" src="https://iamceo.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/08/Copy-of-I-am-CEO-Podcast-Season-2-29.png" alt="" width="1280" height="720" /></p> <p>Aliza Sherman is a web pioneer who founded the first woman-owned Internet company, Cybergrrl, Inc., and the first organization for women to learn about the Internet in the 90s, Webgrrls International. She is the author of 12 books including Cannabis and CBD for <a href="https://cbnation.tv/health-wellness" title="CEO Hacks - Health &amp; Wellness" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Health</a> and <a href="https://cbnation.tv/health-wellness" title="CEO Hacks - Health &amp; Wellness" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Wellness</a>: An Essential Guide for Using Nature’s Medicine to Relieve Stress, Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Inflammation, and More, The Happy, <a href="https://cbnation.tv/health-wellness" title="CEO Hacks - Health &amp; Wellness" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Healthy</a> Nonprofit and Social Media Engagement for Dummies. Her work has been featured in USA Today, Newsweek, Time, CNN, CNBC and MSNBC, and she has presented at the BlogHer Annual Conference, SXSW Interactive and SXSW Cannabusiness Tracks, Women Grow Leadership Summit, and The Women's Economic Forum.</p> <ul> <li><strong>CEO Hack: </strong>Front-loading my work in the wee hours of the morning</li> <li><strong>CEO Nugget: </strong>Find your true identity and live your truth</li> <li><strong>CEO Defined: </strong>Visionary and steering the ship to that vision</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://cbnation.tv/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Website</a>: <a href="http://www.ellementa.com/">http://www.ellementa.com/</a></p> <p>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/alizasherman">@alizasherman</a>; <a href="https://twitter.com/ellementawoman?lang=en">@ellementawoman</a><br /> LinkedIn: <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/alizasherman/">https://www.linkedin.com/in/alizasherman </a><br /> Facebook: <a href="https://web.facebook.com/alizasherman?_rdc=1&_rdr">https://www.facebook.com/alizasherman</a><br /> Book link: <a href="https://ellementa.com/cannabisbook/">https://ellementa.com/cannabisbook/</a></p> <h2>Full Interview:</h2> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="Web Pioneer and Author Behind a Global Women’s Health Company" width="1220" height="686" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/pauF3Qu5544?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/2022/05/23/web-pioneer-and-author-behind-a-global-womens-health-company/">Web Pioneer and Author Behind a Global Women’s Health Company</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv">CBNation TV - Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business</a>.</p> IAM1378 – Founder Helps Black Entrepreneurs through Financial Bootcamps https://dmvceo.com/2022/05/22/iam1378-founder-helps-black-entrepreneurs-through-financial-bootcamps/ DMV CEO urn:uuid:9a811773-b644-3352-62ae-f4070a378298 Sun, 22 May 2022 14:56:54 -0400 Tara is the Founder and Chairwoman of Impact Profit, which is a nonprofit dedicated to making entrepreneurship more accessible to Black Founders. Tara has been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for over a decade and founded Impact Profit to use her skill set to do some good in the world. She received her undergraduate degree &#8230; <p>Tara is the Founder and Chairwoman of Impact Profit, which is a nonprofit dedicated to making entrepreneurship more accessible to Black Founders. Tara has been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for over a decade and founded Impact Profit to use her skill set to do some good in the world. She received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and her master's in Accounting and MBA from Northeastern University. She's a New Jersey native but currently resides in Washington, DC.</p> <p>CEO Story: Every business is created for a bigger purpose. In the case of Tara, losing that human perspective in a career</p> <p><a href="https://iamceo.co/2022/05/22/iam1378-founder-helps-black-entrepreneurs-through-financial-bootcamps/">Listen to the full podcast. This is Originally posted here.</a></p> 26 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Use Instagram For Business https://teach.ceoblognation.com/2022/05/22/26-entrepreneurs-explain-how-they-use-instagram-for-business/ Teach a CEO urn:uuid:5a377227-9aec-7fdd-847f-c8354353511d Sun, 22 May 2022 12:16:10 -0400 Instagram has grown to be more than just a visual platform. It's now an engagement hub where businesses easily connect with customers through features such as Instagram stories. Businesses that use it actively humanize their brands thus attracting more leads. We asked entrepreneurs and business owners how they use Instagram for business and here's what &#8230; <p>Instagram has grown to be more than just a visual platform. It's now an engagement hub where businesses easily connect with customers through features such as Instagram stories.</p> <p>Businesses that use it actively humanize their brands thus attracting more leads.</p> <p>We asked entrepreneurs and business owners how they use Instagram for business and here's what they had to say;</p> <h2>#1- <strong>We get people to think about minding their brain health </strong></h2> <figure id="attachment_106482" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106482" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Maria-Shriver.jpg"><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106482" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Maria-Shriver-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Maria-Shriver-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Maria-Shriver-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Maria-Shriver.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106482" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Maria Shriver</figcaption></figure> <p>We use Instagram to empower everyone to form and maintain brain-<a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/health-wellness" title="CEO Hacks - Health &amp; Wellness" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">healthy</a> habits, helping our minds stay sharp for more extended periods of time as we age. We're creating a conversation about brain health, from tips on the brain-fueling foods we all should incorporate into our diets to the questions every woman should ask her doctor about brain health. But we also strive to make learning fun by posting visual brain teasers. They also encourage logical thinking and hone problem-solving skills.</p> <p>Thanks to Maria Shriver, <a href="https://moshlife.com/">Mosh</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#2- To c<strong>ultivate a supportive online community </strong></h2> <figure id="attachment_106483" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106483" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/James-Shalhoub.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106483" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/James-Shalhoub-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/James-Shalhoub-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/James-Shalhoub-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/James-Shalhoub.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106483" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: James Shalhoub</figcaption></figure> <p>We are grateful to have cultivated an online community through Instagram that acts as a third-party review platform and helps us promote our products. Our Friends of Finn have provided product feedback, referrals, online reviews, and product spotlights to help support our business. These reviews help lend credibility to our product effectiveness and ethos. It has made a real difference to have the backing of a community behind us. From conversions to leads, to improving our product design, their support helped take our business to the next level.</p> <p>Thanks to James Shathoub, <a href="https://www.petfinn.com/">Finn</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#3- For attracting and engaging potential clients</h2> <figure id="attachment_106484" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106484" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Michelle-Fernandez.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106484" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Michelle-Fernandez-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106484" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Michelle Fernandez</figcaption></figure> <p>Instagram is the medium I use for attracting and engaging potential clients, building and nurturing those relationships daily, and learning more about my ideal clients and exactly what they’re experiencing &#8211; both the good and the bad. By responding to comments and engaging in DMs, I learn more about their exact pain points so I can create content and offers to help solve their problems. They also learn more about me, which builds trust and helps them on the journey to becoming a raving fan and buyer.</p> <p>Thanks to Michelle Fernandez, <a href="https://themichellefernandez.com/">Michelle Fernandez Media</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#4- Mixing a little nostalgia into our feed</h2> <figure id="attachment_22142" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-22142" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2020/06/Chris-Gadek.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-22142" src="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2020/06/Chris-Gadek-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2020/06/Chris-Gadek-150x150.jpg 150w, https://teach.ceoblognation.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2020/06/Chris-Gadek.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-22142" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Chris Gadek</figcaption></figure> <p>While we like to keep our community members up to date on the latest happenings, we also invoke a bit of advertising nostalgia into our Instagram feed. Nostalgia tends to energize people into connecting with others. And whether it's posting a photo of an old-school billboard or a 1960s Chevy <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">advertisement</a> of their 1967 Camaro, reminding people of things from their younger years provokes an emotional response. It connects our brand with positive concepts/ideas from the past by tapping into fond memories.</p> <p>Thanks to Chris Gadek, <a href="https://www.adquick.com/">AdQuick</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#5- To share images and stories</h2> <figure id="attachment_106450" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106450" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Max-Benz.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106450" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Max-Benz-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Max-Benz-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Max-Benz.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106450" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Max Benz</figcaption></figure> <p>I use Instagram for business by sharing images and stories that showcase my products or services. I also use hashtags to reach a wider audience, and I often partner with influencers who can help to promote my brand. I believe that Instagram is a great way to connect with potential customers, and I believe that it offers a unique opportunity to tell my brand’s story. By sharing high-quality images and thoughtful captions, I can give my followers a glimpse into my world and see why my products or services are worth.</p> <p>Thanks to Max Benz, <a href="https://bankinggeek.com/">BankingGeek</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#6- To share healthy eating tips</h2> <figure id="attachment_106446" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106446" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Barbara-Bolotte.png"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106446" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Barbara-Bolotte-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106446" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Barbara Bolotte</figcaption></figure> <p>As a gourmet subscription service based in Louisiana, Clean Creations uses Instagram to cultivate a brand identity. Our business model is all about making clean eating as delicious and convenient as possible, and one of the ways we do this is by sharing <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/health-wellness" title="CEO Hacks - Health &amp; Wellness" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">healthy</a> eating tips for people on the go. From young professionals to busy parents, our Instagram followers love our healthy recipes and inspirational messages inspiring them to eat well for a balanced life.</p> <p>Thanks to Barbara Bolotte, <a href="https://cleancreations.com/">Clean Creations</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#7- To share our insights</h2> <figure id="attachment_106485" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106485" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Amy-Bos.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106485" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Amy-Bos-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Amy-Bos-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Amy-Bos.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106485" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Amy Bos</figcaption></figure> <p>As a COO of the fast growing Mediumchat group, I'm responsible for all operations including <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a>. My team and I use Instagram along with other social platforms to reach our readers. We use Instagram to share our insights with our clients, to offer them support, and let them know we are there for them if they need us. In our industry it is essential that our audience can relate to us, and through well thought out custom graphics, we are able to nurture open dialogue and trust.</p> <p>Thanks to Amy Bos, <a href="https://www.mediumchat.co.uk/">Medium Chat</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#8- To keep customer's attention</h2> <figure id="attachment_106487" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106487" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Wes-Kiselev.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106487" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Wes-Kiselev-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Wes-Kiselev-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Wes-Kiselev-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Wes-Kiselev.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106487" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Wes Kiselev</figcaption></figure> <p>In my company we use Instagram for business to keep the customer's attention and to encourage them to buy the product, even if they didn't plan to buy it. We do this by increasing the value of our product to the customer by showing that for a given price he or she will get a product that will benefit them significantly more. Our work with customers on Instagram is going through presenting showcases of equipment performance.</p> <p>Thanks to Wes Kiselev, <a href="https://top3dshop.com/">Top 3D Group</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#9- As a tool for competitor check</h2> <figure id="attachment_106488" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106488" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Anna-Lan.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106488" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Anna-Lan-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Anna-Lan-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Anna-Lan.jpg 279w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106488" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Anna Lan</figcaption></figure> <p>I use Instagram for my business as a tool for competitor check. Nowadays, we should be aware of the battle we are fighting by knowing how our competitors work. In this case, we can create strategies and be like them or better. I created a profile that I can use to check on what's trending and what's not. Also, it is an excellent tool to understand what the market wants because you can see their comments and suggestions (from the<br /> competitors' page), making us more desirable to support than our competitors.</p> <p>Thanks to Anna Lan, <a href="https://www.ubackdrop.com/">Ubackdrop Inc.</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#10- As a marketing tool</h2> <figure id="attachment_106265" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106265" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Shane-Paarman.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106265" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Shane-Paarman-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Shane-Paarman-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Shane-Paarman-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Shane-Paarman-1024x1024.jpeg 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Shane-Paarman-768x768.jpeg 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Shane-Paarman.jpeg 1360w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106265" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Shane Paarman</figcaption></figure> <p>I use my website's Instagram mainly as a <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a> tool to build an audience and to <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">advertise</a> my content in an engaging way that promotes interaction. However, I also use Instagram in order to tweak my business plan, by scouting out what my target audience is interested in, and essentially, what they want. Knowing what is trending and what is popular at the moment really helps me cater to specific interests that increase my readers!</p> <p>Thanks to Shane Paarman, <a href="https://awesomestuff365.com/">Awesome Stuff 365</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#11- To educate and entertain our followers</h2> <figure id="attachment_106489" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106489" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Patrick-Casey.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106489" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Patrick-Casey-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Patrick-Casey-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Patrick-Casey-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Patrick-Casey.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106489" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Patrick Casey</figcaption></figure> <p>We use Instagram to offer health tips, educate our followers, and share entertaining memes. Entertaining content is the native language of the Instagram platform, and memes are a great way to share a laugh with others. But just as well, reminding our followers that they're not alone in how they're thinking and feeling is important to us. As such, we shine a spotlight on individuals that discuss taboo or uncomfortable topics in an effort to break society's stigma around mental health. As we approach our first 10 thousand followers, it's great to see that this approach is resonating with our audience.</p> <p>Thanks to Patrick Casey, <a href="https://www.felixforyou.ca/">Felix</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2><strong>#12- To tag people, influencers, or brands </strong></h2> <figure id="attachment_106152" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106152" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/03/Salvador-Ordorica-2.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106152" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/03/Salvador-Ordorica-2-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/03/Salvador-Ordorica-2-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/03/Salvador-Ordorica-2.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106152" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Salvador Ordorica</figcaption></figure> <p>I can tag people, influencers, or brands when I post a photo or video. Because of the proliferation of social media platforms, my followers can now use your products and tag your brand. I can repost the user's post and tag them as a business. This way, new followers can gain trust in your products and thus increase conversion. Tagging also aids in the creation of awareness by increasing visibility when someone searches for something on the app.</p> <p>Thanks to Salvador Ordorica, <a href="https://thespanishgroup.org/">The Spanish Group</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#13- As a tool to boost sales</h2> <figure id="attachment_106490" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106490" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Erin-Neumann.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106490" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Erin-Neumann-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Erin-Neumann-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Erin-Neumann-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Erin-Neumann.jpg 500w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106490" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Erin Neumann</figcaption></figure> <p>I use Instagram primarily as a business tool to boost my sales. To do that, I need to keep up with the latest trends and buzzwords in my industry. And what better way to learn about them than through hashtags? I regularly visit the profiles of potential customers and go through their hashtags. Going through several different profiles gives me a good idea about which hashtags are hot, so I find a way to create content that incorporates these specific hashtags. This ensures that I expand my reach considerably and increase my engagement and sales in the process.</p> <p>Thanks to Erin Neumann, <a href="https://www.bealignedwebdesign.com/">Be Aligned Web Design</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#14- To feature female entrepreneurs</h2> <figure id="attachment_106491" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106491" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Erin-Banta.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106491" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Erin-Banta-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Erin-Banta-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Erin-Banta-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Erin-Banta.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106491" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Erin Banta</figcaption></figure> <p>We use Instagram to not only display photos and videos of our own work but to feature other female entrepreneurs who we love. Doing so, creates a community of like minded women CEOs who support one another. Introducing our followers to businesses that are in alignment with our mission, also brings the satisfaction of promoting work that we believe in! In short, Instagram is a powerful tool for developing a stron IAM1377 – Coach Helps Seniors as a Patient Tech Support https://iamceo.co/2022/05/21/iam1377-coach-helps-seniors-as-a-patient-tech-support/ I AM CEO Podcast urn:uuid:5d256d58-f91f-b713-f6f7-44c132ac8648 Sat, 21 May 2022 06:16:21 -0400 <p>Abbie Richie is the host of Senior Living Foresight’s newest production, Tech Tuesdays on LinkedIn, FB, and YouTube, Senior Savvy With Abbie (premiering in 2022 on SaltboxTV), the founder of Senior Savvy, has been featured on The List TV, ABC, FOX, USA Today, and Yahoo News. You can reach out to her online at www.seniorsavvy.net &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co/2022/05/21/iam1377-coach-helps-seniors-as-a-patient-tech-support/">IAM1377 &#8211; Coach Helps Seniors as a Patient Tech Support</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co">I AM CEO Podcast</a>.</p> <p class="p1"><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-170192" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/05/IAMCEO-Season-5-Ep.1300-2.png" alt="" width="1280" height="720" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/05/IAMCEO-Season-5-Ep.1300-2.png 1280w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/05/IAMCEO-Season-5-Ep.1300-2-300x169.png 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/05/IAMCEO-Season-5-Ep.1300-2-1024x576.png 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/05/IAMCEO-Season-5-Ep.1300-2-768x432.png 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/05/IAMCEO-Season-5-Ep.1300-2-390x220.png 390w" sizes="(max-width: 1280px) 100vw, 1280px" />Abbie Richie is the host of Senior Living Foresight’s newest production, Tech Tuesdays on LinkedIn, FB, and YouTube, Senior Savvy With Abbie (premiering in 2022 on SaltboxTV), the founder of Senior Savvy, has been featured on The List TV, ABC, FOX, USA Today, and Yahoo News. You can reach out to her online at www.seniorsavvy.net and on social media, where she shares more tech tips via Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.</p> <ul> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Story: </b>Started the company in 2018 after having been unemployed for 7 to 8 months in her 15-year employment company. After researching and serving others in need. Abbie knew the secret of giving, and so she found her passion to be of need to other people.</li> <li class="p1"><b>Business Service: </b>Teach workshops that lead to private sessions. Expanded into virtual, not just in other states but global.</li> <li class="p1"><b>Secret Sauce: </b>One-on-one tech support on a portable device that answers the client's questions.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Hack: </b>Long drives were utilized by listening to audiobooks, which had a huge impact on her growth.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Nugget: </b>Stick to your zone of passion &#8211; that propels you.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Defined: </b>A leader. Guide and mentor. Coach someone to greatness.</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.seniorsavvy.net/">www.seniorsavvy.net</a></p> <p class="p1">Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/abbie_richie/">abbie_richie</a></p> <p class="p1">Linkedin: <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/abbie-richie/">abbie-richie</a></p> <p class="p1">Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/abbie.h.richie/">abbie.h.richie</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/2022/05/21/iam1377-coach-helps-seniors-as-a-patient-tech-support/">IAM1377 &#8211; Coach Helps Seniors as a Patient Tech Support</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co">I AM CEO Podcast</a>.</p> 30 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Use Digital Marketing in Their Business https://teach.ceoblognation.com/2022/05/20/30-entrepreneurs-explain-how-they-use-digital-marketing-in-their-business/ Teach a CEO urn:uuid:9b4ed758-c8b2-9998-0b1f-529d19a77cf2 Fri, 20 May 2022 12:16:10 -0400 Often small business owners find online marketing to be a cheap and easy way to market their businesses. It’s a modern approach to getting your business ahead that lets you learn and interact with your prospects while tracking the effectiveness of your efforts. We asked entrepreneurs how they use digital marketing for their business and here are the responses; &#8230; <p>Often small business owners find online <a class="pretty-link-keyword" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising & PR" href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" rel="">marketing</a> to be a cheap and easy way to market their businesses. It’s a modern approach to getting your business ahead that lets you learn and interact with your prospects while tracking the effectiveness of your efforts.</p> <p>We asked entrepreneurs how they use digital <a class="pretty-link-keyword" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising & PR" href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" rel="">marketing</a> for their business and here are the responses;</p> <h2>#1- To reach a global audience in a cost-effective way</h2> <figure id="attachment_106506" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106506" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Jeremy-Stiehl-scaled.jpg"><img class="wp-image-106506 size-thumbnail" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Jeremy-Stiehl-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106506" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Jeremy Stiehl</figcaption></figure> <p>I am using digital <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a> techniques that can reach a global audience in a way that’s cost-effective, scalable, and measurable. The digital <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a> strategies I use are having a website, doing SEO, and blogging. These are also the main channels I use to connect with prospective customers. Safety Talk Ideas was started in 2016 after not being able to<br /> find high-quality free toolbox talks online. I was tired of stressing out about what topics to cover at my daily safety meetings and wanted to solve that pain point for others.</p> <p>Thanks to Jeremy Stiehl, <a href="https://www.safetytalkideas.com/">Safety Talk Ideas</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#2- To optimize websites</h2> <figure id="attachment_106507" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106507" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Kevin-Miller.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106507" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Kevin-Miller-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Kevin-Miller-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Kevin-Miller-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Kevin-Miller-768x768.jpeg 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Kevin-Miller.jpeg 800w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106507" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Kevin Miller</figcaption></figure> <p>I co-founded my digital marketing firm, Gr0, so digital marketing is the foundation of everything we live and breathe. We optimize websites for clients, help them build their Domain Authority, create content for their websites, and ensure their placement in top-tier publications to drive traffic to their online businesses. We market our company online using client referrals, testimonies, case studies, and by collaborating with the press to attract new customers.</p> <p>Thanks to Kevin Miller, <a href="https://kevinmiller.com/">Kevin Miller</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#3- To build a unique marketing strategy</h2> <figure id="attachment_106509" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106509" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Tytus-Golas.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106509" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Tytus-Golas-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Tytus-Golas-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Tytus-Golas.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106509" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Tytus Gołas</figcaption></figure> <p>In my experience as an entrepreneur, digital marketing is crucial for my company since technology has a much more significant impact on the entire world than ever before. We utilize digital marketing together with content marketing to build a unique marketing strategy that allows us to write top-notch content and generate quality backlinks. This strategy helps us rank higher in search engine results. I believe that using digital marketing in this way has the greatest impact on your company's goals.</p> <p>Thanks to Tytus Gołas, <a href="https://www.tidio.com/">Tidio</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#4- To build connections</h2> <figure id="attachment_106510" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106510" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Joe-Coletta.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106510" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Joe-Coletta-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106510" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Joe Coletta</figcaption></figure> <p>When we first started our company, one of the core mistakes that we made was not investing enough effort in communicating with our current and future clients online. However, a peer of mine ended up giving me advice that changed everything: he reminded me how important the connection I felt in brick-and-mortar stores was to my willingness to return time and time again. Since then, I’ve been taking the same approach to digital marketing. I use it to build connections around my company.</p> <p>Thanks to Joe Coletta, <a href="https://180engineering.com/">180 Engineering</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#5- To improve our visibility in organic results</h2> <figure id="attachment_106511" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106511" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Marcus-Clarke.png"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106511" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Marcus-Clarke-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106511" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Marcus Clarke</figcaption></figure> <p>We use SEO to improve our visibility in the organic results of Google. One way of doing this is by gaining links from within the community, from suppliers, the local chamber of commerce, and other websites that support similar businesses. We also encourage clients to leave reviews on our website then we manage our citations across the internet—Name, Address & Phone number (NAP) mentions our business on listing sites. For digital marketing, it's important to take your website to the next level and improve SEO ranking so that more clients can see your business and what you can offer.</p> <p>Thanks to Marcus Clarke, <a href="https://www.searchant.co/">Searchant</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#6- To drive traffic to my site</h2> <figure id="attachment_106270" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106270" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Jordan-Duran-a.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106270" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Jordan-Duran-a-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106270" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Jordan Duran</figcaption></figure> <p>Testing various images in my social media ads is one way I use digital marketing in my business. Using different images for different audiences while split testing helps ensure my audiences will be evenly split and statistically comparable. I’ll also occasionally use user-generated pictures and videos to help humanize my brand. Ads and visuals are powerful assets I use to create effective digital marketing techniques that drive more traffic to my site.</p> <p>Thanks to Jordan Duran, <a href="https://6ixice.com/">6 ICE</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#7- Using creative copy</h2> <figure id="attachment_106512" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106512" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Datha-Santomieri.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106512" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Datha-Santomieri-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106512" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Datha Santomieri</figcaption></figure> <p>I use the creative copy as an extremely vital element of my business’s digital marketing strategies. I frequently test different types of copy, and call to action to get a feel for what works and what doesn’t work—split testing both helps improve click-through rates on our ad campaigns. Additionally, I prioritize adding plenty of value props and insights on why my brand is unique. Creative, compelling, and concise copy that sells, engages, and informs is a digital marketing technique I use to fully optimize my site’s success.</p> <p>Thanks to Datha Santomieri, <a href="https://steadily.com/">Steadily</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#8- To maximize our potential reach</h2> <figure id="attachment_106483" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106483" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/James-Shalhoub.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106483" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/James-Shalhoub-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/James-Shalhoub-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/James-Shalhoub-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/James-Shalhoub.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106483" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: James Shalhoub</figcaption></figure> <p>Digital marketing is somewhat synonymous with the growth strategy for eCommerce businesses. We use a digital marketing strategy to enhance our social media presence to maximize our potential reach, which will eventually buttress our efforts to scale up. We spread brand awareness through social content, UGC, affiliate marketing, and our referral program. Digital marketing blurs sales and marketing as it simultaneously increases website traffic and sales conversions. Any digital business could use it one hundred ways because it inherently impacts all levels of operations.</p> <p>Thanks to James Shalhoub, <a href="https://www.petfinn.com/">Finn</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#9- To include informational and blogging content</h2> <figure id="attachment_106513" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106513" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Megan-Moore.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106513" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Megan-Moore-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Megan-Moore-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Megan-Moore-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Megan-Moore.jpg 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Megan-Moore-768x768.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106513" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Megan Moore</figcaption></figure> <p>The main way I use digital marketing in my business is to include both informational content and blogging content on my business website. This provides my audience with both a professional and useful place to find out more about photography, and then a more honest perspective that covers real reviews of lighting equipment. I think that this is important for a business’s success because you are acknowledging that your audience wants to get to know you, as well as the content that you have to offer.</p> <p>Thanks to Megan Moore, <a href="https://photography-lighting.com/">Photography-Lighting</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#10- Keeping up with the competition</h2> <figure id="attachment_106515" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106515" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Mike-Ward.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106515" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Mike-Ward-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Mike-Ward-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Mike-Ward-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Mike-Ward.jpeg 512w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106515" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Mike Ward</figcaption></figure> <p>Our competitors are running digital marketing campaigns, and so are we. 80% of our strategies are derived by studying what our competition is doing. We post ads, send emails, and write articles to meet our competitor's activities. So, if they have a discount, customers know that we do too. This competition-based marketing has helped keep our competitors in check and ensures an adequate online presence. This way, we can keep up with the competitive market environment and possibly get ahead of them.</p> <p>Thanks to Mike Ward, <a href="https://thefinanceshub.com/">The Finances Hub</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#11- To share our business story</h2> <figure id="attachment_106137" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106137" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/03/Charles-Cridland.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106137" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/03/Charles-Cridland-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106137" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Charles Cridland</figcaption></figure> <p>Digital marketing gives us a voice that we use to portray that we are more than just a brand. My business has a story, and people need to hear that. For that, we use various content, including videos on social media, articles on our blog, and emails. Clients are more responsive when they know what the brand is about, which captivates them into becoming a part of it. Most of our users can personally connect with our journey and wish to continue their association with us.</p> <p>Thanks to Charles Cridland, <a href="https://www.yourparkingspace.co.uk/">YourParkingSpace</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#12- For pay per click advertising</h2> <figure id="attachment_106516" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106516" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Chris-Sioco.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106516" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Chris-Sioco-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Chris-Sioco-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Chris-Sioco.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106516" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Chris Sioco</figcaption></figure> <p>An auction-based system underpins PPC, which is a paid form of advertising. When you use PPC, you bid on keywords that you want your ads to appear for your ad appears when a user searches for that keyword. These ads appear above the organic search results in search engines. When someone clicks on your <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">advertisement</a>, you are then charged for that click. Paid search is one of the most cost-effective methods of advertising.</p> <p>Thanks to Chris Sioco, <a href="https://parachorconsulting.com/">Parachor Consulting</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#13- To help B2B businesses to generate demo request</h2> <figure id="attachment_106517" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106517" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Jeremy-Haug.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106517" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Jeremy-Haug-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106517" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Jeremy Haug</figcaption></figure> <p>Right now we're using digital marketing to help B2B Businesses to generate demo requests for their software products right inside of Facebook. This all depends on knowing your audience, having a message, and getting through the clutter of everything else that's going on inside of Facebook or other platforms. Right now is a great time to expand into digital marketing if you've got a good business and a specific audience rather than targeting a super broad target.</p> <p>Thanks to Jeremy Haug, <a href="https://www.b2bbusinessexperts.com/">B2B Business Experts</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#14- To introduce myself to potential clients</h2> <figure id="attachment_106484" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106484" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Michelle-Fernandez.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106484" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Michelle-Fernandez-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106484" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Michelle Fernandez</figcaption></figure> <p>Digital marketing is how I introduce myself and my business to potential clients. Through social media, my website, podcast, and paid traffic, I am putting my business directly in front of them and presenting solutions to their problems. From there, digital marketing helps me to build and nurture those relationships daily via engaging on social media and giving them value through podcasts and email content. All of this helps build trust and moves them along the journey to becoming a paid client.</p> <p>Thanks to Michelle Fernandez, <a href="https://themichellefernandez.com/">Michelle Fernandez Media</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#15- By being flexible to change the campaigns</h2> <figure id="attachment_106518" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106518" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Michelle-Arnau.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106518" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/Michelle-Arnau-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106518" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Michelle Arnau</figcaption></figure> <p>I use digital marketing to make changes as I go. You can’t make significant marketing changes once you’ve committed, to traditional methods. For example, once your billboard is up, you can’t alter the ad until the end of your campaign. However, with digital marketing, I have the ability to make changes whenever. I frequently update campaigns, tweak social media ads, optimize SEO campaigns, and update my content accordingly whenever I need to. Flexibility to this extent enables me to adjust my businesses’ campaigns at any moment to drive the best results</p> <p>Thanks to Michelle Arnau, <a href="https://rowanfordogs.com/">Rowan for Dogs</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#16- By using SEO to provide answers to readers</h2> <figure id="attachment_106520" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106520" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/David-Woutersen.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106520" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/05/David-Woutersen-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset IAM1376 – Author Inspires individuals to Create a Greater Resilience https://iamceo.co/2022/05/20/iam1376-author-inspires-individuals-to-create-a-greater-resilience/ I AM CEO Podcast urn:uuid:776b3082-6174-bd17-65d9-43252d5560cf Fri, 20 May 2022 06:16:28 -0400 <p>Bestselling author, keynote speaker, workplace expert, and resilience researcher Adam Markel inspires leaders to master the challenges of massive disruption in his new book, “Change Proof: Leveraging the Power of Uncertainty to Build Long-Term Resilience” (McGraw-Hill, Feb. 22, 2022). Adam is the author of the #1 Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, and &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co/2022/05/20/iam1376-author-inspires-individuals-to-create-a-greater-resilience/">IAM1376 &#8211; Author Inspires individuals to Create a Greater Resilience</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co">I AM CEO Podcast</a>.</p> <p class="p1"><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-170190" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/05/IAMCEO-Season-5-Ep.1300-1.png" alt="" width="1280" height="720" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/05/IAMCEO-Season-5-Ep.1300-1.png 1280w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/05/IAMCEO-Season-5-Ep.1300-1-300x169.png 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/05/IAMCEO-Season-5-Ep.1300-1-1024x576.png 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/05/IAMCEO-Season-5-Ep.1300-1-768x432.png 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/05/IAMCEO-Season-5-Ep.1300-1-390x220.png 390w" sizes="(max-width: 1280px) 100vw, 1280px" />Bestselling author, keynote speaker, workplace expert, and resilience researcher Adam Markel inspires leaders to master the challenges of massive disruption in his new book, “Change Proof: Leveraging the Power of Uncertainty to Build Long-Term Resilience” (McGraw-Hill, Feb. 22, 2022).</p> <p class="p1">Adam is the author of the #1 Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller, “Pivot: The Art & Science of Reinventing Your Career and Life.”</p> <p class="p1">Adam is also the CEO of More Love Media.</p> <ul> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Story: </b>Adam spent 18 yrs as a <a href="https://iamceo.co/legal" title="CEO Hacks - Legal" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">lawyer</a>, then wrote a book Pivot when he made a pivot in his career. The book’s main body is about resilience which all can relate to when the pandemic hit us. No wonder the book was so successful that it became a best seller. Recently he released a new book which was incubated for a couple of years.</li> <li class="p1"><b>Business Service: </b>Helping organizations and individuals understand the word resilience &#8211; how to handle the tough periods in life.</li> <li class="p1"><b>Secret Sauce: </b>Resilience <a href="https://iamceo.co/apps" title="CEO Hacks - Apps &amp; Software" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">software</a> that will help leaders and individuals build their resilience up.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Hack: </b>Toggle principle &#8211; consciously unplug from the day-to-day operations (schedule-wise) to recharge.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Nugget: </b>Resilience breathes resilience. Leaders should model it. You operate resilience and it becomes a culture, you have each other’s back.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Defined: </b>Like a parent. A leader. It’s not just about you, it is servant leadership.</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.adammarkel.com/">www.adammarkel.com</a>, <a href="https://www.changeproof.com">www.changeproof.com</a></p> <p class="p1">Instagram: <a href="https://www.Instagram.com/AdamDMarkel">AdamDMarkel</a></p> <p class="p1">Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/AdamMarkelFanPage">AdamMarkelFanPage</a></p> <p class="p1">Twitter: <a href="https://www.twitter.com/AdamMarkel">AdamMarkel</a></p> <p class="p1">LinkedIn: <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/AdamMarkel">AdamMarkel</a>, <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/Ilovemylifecommunity">Ilovemylifecommunity</a></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/change-proof/id1183137234">change proof podcast</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/2022/05/20/iam1376-author-inspires-individuals-to-create-a-greater-resilience/">IAM1376 &#8211; Author Inspires individuals to Create a Greater Resilience</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co">I AM CEO Podcast</a>.</p> IAM1375 – Social Entrepreneur and Owner of Insurance Agency Helps Families, Women & Girls Realize Their Dreams https://dmvceo.com/2022/05/19/iam1375-social-entrepreneur-and-owner-of-insurance-agency-helps-families-women-girls-realize-their-dreams/ DMV CEO urn:uuid:fc8bfa73-8fb2-896f-3539-68677e100443 Thu, 19 May 2022 14:20:47 -0400 Erin Lewis is the owner and risk advisor at one of the fastest-growing personal lines insurance agencies in the country – Goosehead Insurance. She and her team help families protect and realize their dreams by utilizing unbiased risk management expertise to provide the right insurance coverage at a fair price. She is the Founder of The Dream &#8230; <p>Erin Lewis is the owner and risk advisor at one of the fastest-growing personal lines insurance agencies in the country – Goosehead Insurance. She and her team help families protect and realize their dreams by utilizing unbiased risk management expertise to provide the right insurance coverage at a fair price. She is the Founder of The Dream Queen Association & Foundation – an organization dedicated to creating a world where all women and girls have the knowledge and support they need to step into positions of leadership and bring their whole selves to impacting the world, making it a more positive, peaceful,</p> <p><a href="https://iamceo.co/2022/05/19/iam1375-social-entrepreneur-and-owner-of-insurance-agency-helps-families-women-girls-realize-their-dreams/">Listen to the full podcast. This is Originally posted here.</a></p> 30 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Businesses https://hear.ceoblognation.com/2022/05/18/30-entrepreneurs-explain-why-they-started-their-businesses-2/ Hearpreneur urn:uuid:96cf607e-7d80-ff9c-2549-fa5242a5719b Wed, 18 May 2022 12:16:34 -0400 <p>Each business has a story. No matter if the business is a Goliath like Wal-Mart, or a local business owned by a couple or family, the business has roots in an idea. For each business owner, the story of their journey can range from monetary needs or the passion for a unique project. Each story &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/2022/05/18/30-entrepreneurs-explain-why-they-started-their-businesses-2/">30 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Businesses</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com">Hearpreneur</a>.</p> <p>Each business has a story. No matter if the business is a Goliath like Wal-Mart, or a local business owned by a couple or family, the business has roots in an idea. For each business owner, the story of their journey can range from monetary needs or the passion for a unique project. Each story is different though the reasons may remain the same. No matter the tale, the background behind each and every business is what fuels each entrepreneur and brand.</p> <h2>#1- To fulfill my need to work remotely</h2> <figure id="attachment_213659" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213659" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Laura-Spawn.jpg"><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213659" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Laura-Spawn-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Laura-Spawn-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Laura-Spawn-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Laura-Spawn.jpg 600w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213659" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Laura Spawn</figcaption></figure> <p>Stemming from my own struggles in the search for a high-quality remote job, I discovered a niche in the job market than fifteen years ago, remained unfulfilled. Having an entrepreneurial drive, I decided to create a resource that would fill my need to work remotely, not only for myself but for others as well. This decision led me to pioneer a business with my brother, featuring a curated jobs database of legitimate, safe, remote work opportunities and valuable career resources.</p> <p>Thanks to Laura Spawn, <a href="http://virtualvocations.com/">Virtual Vocations</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#2- The need to learn a new language</h2> <figure id="attachment_213660" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213660" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Simon-Bacher.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213660" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Simon-Bacher-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Simon-Bacher-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Simon-Bacher.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213660" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Simon Bacher</figcaption></figure> <p>After living and traveling around Thailand in 2014 and with other travelers I was desperate to learn Thai. We didn’t have time to sign up for in-person lessons as we were always on the go and we were looking for quick language hacks. At that time, language apps were just becoming popular and neither Google translate nor any of the language apps at the time offered lesser spoken languages such as Thai. I had an ‘Ah ha’ moment and saw a need in the market. In 2016, Simya Solutions (now Ling) was born.</p> <p>Thanks to Simon Bacher, <a href="https://ling-app.com/">Simya Solutions</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#3- Love for writing and watching women succeed</h2> <figure id="attachment_213661" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213661" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Lucy-Bedewi.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213661" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Lucy-Bedewi-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Lucy-Bedewi-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Lucy-Bedewi.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213661" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Lucy Bedewi</figcaption></figure> <p>I started my business because I love to write and watch women succeed. By being a copywriter, I'm able to craft zesty words for women-run businesses that want to scale. This allows me to have lifestyle freedom, location independence, and total flexibility. I'm able to write for a variety of industries and constantly help women who are making a difference. It's amazing how much strong messaging can do and I love being able to help other women go very far to grow their businesses.</p> <p>Thanks to Lucy Bedewi, <a href="https://www.veronicavsopher.com/">Veronica V Sopher</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#4- To leave an impact</h2> <figure id="attachment_213662" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213662" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Tom-Mumford.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213662" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Tom-Mumford-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Tom-Mumford-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Tom-Mumford.jpeg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213662" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Tom Mumford</figcaption></figure> <p>My co-founder and I started our labor-only moving company as the first movers ourselves. We quickly realized the demand for movers in college towns and the demand for flexible jobs for college students. What started as a side-gig to make some money during college, lead to a greater impact. We now are located in 14 cities, each that has a college presence and people constantly moving. We want to leave an impact on the communities we operate in and the employees on our team, so we even offer them networking and internship opportunities.</p> <p>Thanks to Tom Mumford, <a href="https://undergrads.com/">Undergrads LLC</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#5- To teach about love and kindness</h2> <figure id="attachment_213663" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213663" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Debbie-Petry-Artt.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213663" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Debbie-Petry-Artt-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213663" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Debbie<br />Petry Artt</figcaption></figure> <p>After reflecting on the dark forces that confront children in their daily lives, wanting to speak to them about their inner energy and show them how to calm their minds with fun and interesting <a href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/health-wellness" title="CEO Hacks - Health &amp; Wellness" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">meditation</a>, I realized that the global platform of a video game would be the best way to reach them and teach them about love and kindness. I hope that parents interacting with their children through playing the game will lead to discussions about purpose, gratitude, love, <a href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/health-wellness" title="CEO Hacks - Health &amp; Wellness" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">meditation</a>, energy, and kindness.</p> <p>Thanks to Debbie Petry Artt, <a href="https://theguardiansofpeace.com/">The Guardians of Peace</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#6- To give back to the community</h2> <figure id="attachment_213664" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213664" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Jacob-Dayan.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213664" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Jacob-Dayan-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Jacob-Dayan-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Jacob-Dayan-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Jacob-Dayan-768x768.jpg 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Jacob-Dayan.jpg 1000w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213664" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Jacob Dayan</figcaption></figure> <p>Giving back to the community has always been something I valued, so using my CPA and JD expertise, I knew there was something I could do to make taxes less daunting. After my career as a <a href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/financial" title="CEO Hacks - Financial" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">financial</a> analyst, I decided to pursue a career assisting consumers and small businesses with various <a href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/financial" title="CEO Hacks - Financial" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">financial</a> needs. In 2010, I co-founded Community Tax LLC, a tax company dedicated to helping customers nationwide with tax preparation, bookkeeping, and accounting services.</p> <p>Thanks to Jacob Dayan, <a href="https://www.communitytax.com/">Community Tax</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#7- T<strong>o help people solve their challenges</strong></h2> <figure id="attachment_213665" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213665" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Kristina-Gligorovic.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213665" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Kristina-Gligorovic-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Kristina-Gligorovic-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Kristina-Gligorovic.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213665" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Kristina Gligorovic</figcaption></figure> <p>While working in a big world-known company, our early process around translation management in software localization consisted of Google Sheets usage.  It was confusing to track the updates in Google Sheets, so one of our top managers dedicated 1 day per week to manage translations for software localization.  That is how the idea for an automated translation management platform was born. We named it Localizely.</p> <p>Thanks to Kristina Gligorovic,<a href="https://localizely.com/"> Localizely</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#8- Born out of a need</h2> <figure id="attachment_213667" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213667" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Matt-Bowman.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213667" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Matt-Bowman-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213667" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Matt Bowman</figcaption></figure> <p>My business was born out of a need, which was deeply rooted in service. At first, I thought my life direction was a full-time ministry with my wife. And then I had this life-changing opportunity that required my entrepreneurial background from my family, passion for <a href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a>, and skills in technology to serve a not-for-profit close to my heart. And so, I started to Thrive as a one-man consulting agency. The opportunity allowed me to fulfill the needs of the same organization and live out the mission to build a global company with a genuinely nurturing culture.</p> <p>Thanks to Matt Bowman, <a href="https://thriveagency.com/">Thrive Agency</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#9- Need for our solution in the market</h2> <figure id="attachment_213668" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213668" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Ran-Oelgiesser.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213668" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Ran-Oelgiesser-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213668" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Ran Oelgiesser</figcaption></figure> <p>I was a co-founder of a startup rather early in my career and my first startup was acquired by Microsoft. After that, I spent the next ten years leading <a href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a> and sales teams for a few startups until the entrepreneurial bug hit me again. When my friend Rotem Dafni suggested we build an autonomous sales prospecting platform. Having worked in B2B sales for years, I had experienced first-hand the need for our solution and was extremely motivated to make it happen. Three years later, I'm proud to see RightBound leading a paradigm shift.</p> <p>Thanks to Ran Oelgiesser, <a href="http://www.rightbound.com">Right Bound</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#10- To stay current on marketing trends</h2> <figure id="attachment_213669" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213669" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Chris-Giarratana.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213669" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Chris-Giarratana-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Chris-Giarratana-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Chris-Giarratana.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213669" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Chris Giarratana</figcaption></figure> <p>My business started from a simple blog where I wrote about marketing topics as a way to stay current on marketing trends. When I started the blog 8 years ago I was working at a company where I didn't feel valued, so blogging was a way for me to build confidence. After a few years of blogging for fun, companies started reaching out to me to take on their marketing needs as they read my blog posts and saw that I could help them with their marketing needs.</p> <p>Thanks to Chris Giarratana, <a href="https://www.strategybeam.com/">Strategy Beam</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#11- To a<strong>lign myself with my purpose</strong></h2> <figure id="attachment_213670" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213670" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Tom-Mohr.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213670" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Tom-Mohr-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Tom-Mohr-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Tom-Mohr.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213670" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Tom Mohr</figcaption></figure> <p>I founded CEO Quest to help CEOs in Tech be the best at their job. Having founded, run, and sold multiple businesses already, I work now to return the favor of the many mentors, CEOs, and facilitators who helped me get to where I am today. I feel most aligned with my faith and life path facilitating and guiding today’s business leaders toward innovative, profitable, and ethical business solutions that benefit their companies and employees.</p> <p>Thanks to Tom Mohr, <a href="https://www.tommohr.com/">Tom Mohr</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#12- To promote democratic norms using social media</h2> <figure id="attachment_213671" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213671" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Pranjit-Kalita-scaled.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213671" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Pranjit-Kalita-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213671" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Pranjit Kalita</figcaption></figure> <p>I co-founded koyn because I was worried about the toxic role of social media in furthering biased and untrue information. Social media isn't really social. I believed something needed to be done quickly to lessen the polarization in our society. No society can function well if people believe in facts that are indeed false. Thus, koyn was created to bridge together and help achieve the highest ideals of both our democratic norms and the wonders of the information age.</p> <p>Thanks to Pranjit Kalita, <a href="https://koyn.us/">Koyn</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#13- To create a more seamless way to get quality</h2> <figure id="attachment_213672" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213672" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Nick-Jaroszewicz.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213672" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Nick-Jaroszewicz-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213672" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Nick Jaroszewicz</figcaption></figure> <p>When the pandemic hit, my brother and I moved home with our parents. Like many people who moved home, we worked from kitchen tables and chairs, feeling cramped and in pain at the end of a long day of classes and meetings. We quickly realized that getting the right furniture to maximize <a href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/productivity" title="CEO Hacks - Productivity" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">productivity</a> was harder than it should be. We started Porvata to create a more seamless way to get quality, custom office furniture. We love connecting with customers, taking on a new challenge every day, and wearing whatever hat is needed.</p> <p>Thanks to Nick Jaroszewicz, <a href="https://porvata.com/">Porvata</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#14- To assist businesses to adopt advanced technologies</h2> <figure id="attachment_213673" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213673" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Mr.-Ankush-Sharma.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213673" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Mr.-Ankush-Sharma-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Mr.-Ankush-Sharma-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Mr.-Ankush-Sharma.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213673" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Mr. Ankush Sharma</figcaption></figure> <p>For me, entrepreneurship is a way of life rather than a profession. We don't choose to be entrepreneurs, but we've discovered over time that we enjoy being the one. Being an entrepreneur entails solving a new problem every time and scaling up the solution to meet the needs of the business. As a result, I founded my company so that I could consciously use my time to assist businesses and enterprises in adopting advanced technologies such as Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Business Intelligence technologies.</p> <p>Thanks to Mr. Ankush Sharma, <a href="https://www.datatobiz.com/">DataToBiz</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#15- To inspire yoga practice and lifestyle</h2> <figure id="attachment_213674" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213674" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Lauryn-Vacey.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213674" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Lauryn-Vacey-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213674" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Lauryn Vacey</figcaption></figure> <p>As an artist, I started my business, on one hand, to fill a creative void, on the other, to inspire yoga practice and lifestyle. Rather than pursue a career in fine art, gallery art, or the commercial art industry my fascination with functional art and design pushed me to create the product illustrate offers today. My vision to combine my love of art creation with my devotion to yoga as a lifestyle has been a driving force in the continued development of ilaStr IAM1374 – Founder and Creative Director Helps Business by Untangling Complexity with Video https://iamceo.co/2022/05/18/iam1374-founder-and-creative-director-helps-business-by-untangling-complexity-with-video/ I AM CEO Podcast urn:uuid:7cc2e2e1-3166-3b74-b7df-a31dda38e7aa Wed, 18 May 2022 06:16:13 -0400 <p>William Gadea is the Founder and Creative Director of IdeaRocket, a maker of videos for businesses. Since 2012 IdeaRocket has created videos for more than 20 Fortune 500 companies as well as a number of exciting new startups. His team works in a variety of techniques including 2d animation, 3d animation, whiteboard, and live-action. CEO &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co/2022/05/18/iam1374-founder-and-creative-director-helps-business-by-untangling-complexity-with-video/">IAM1374 &#8211; Founder and Creative Director Helps Business by Untangling Complexity with Video</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co">I AM CEO Podcast</a>.</p> <p class="p1"><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-170157" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/05/IAM1374.png" alt="" width="1280" height="720" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/05/IAM1374.png 1280w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/05/IAM1374-300x169.png 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/05/IAM1374-1024x576.png 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/05/IAM1374-768x432.png 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/05/IAM1374-390x220.png 390w" sizes="(max-width: 1280px) 100vw, 1280px" />William Gadea is the Founder and Creative Director of IdeaRocket, a maker of videos for businesses. Since 2012 IdeaRocket has created videos for more than 20 Fortune 500 companies as well as a number of exciting new startups. His team works in a variety of techniques including 2d animation, 3d animation, whiteboard, and live-action.</p> <ul> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Story: </b>William has been in the broadway theatres for a long time but never fell in love with it. He wanted to be creative, so he studied animation and blend it with his film school background. Started his career with cartoon animation. Then finally started his own in 2006, making videos for companies to help communicate with their customers and employees.</li> <li class="p1"><b>Business Service: </b>Communicate complicated messages boiling them down into a story, metaphor, and characters that are easy to understand and remembered.</li> <li class="p1"><b>Secret Sauce: </b> Untangling complexity. Best production quality. Writing the story. A true story experience that can help unravel that problem that is hard to understand.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Hack:</b> <a href="https://iamceo.co/health-wellness"><span class="s1">Meditation</span></a> (Mindfulness practice) before work for 30 minutes to be present and kinder</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Nugget:</b> From Kimberly-Clark: 4 Ways to grow and select the path of least resistance – (1) Sell more things (diversify), (2) more people (more customers), (3)  more <a href="https://iamceo.co/financial"><span class="s1">money</span></a> (premium services / raise prices) or (4) often (more repeat business)</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Defined: </b>Servant leadership including yourself. Any business owner focuses on 3 things: (1) Customers, (2) employees, and (3) investors</li> </ul> <p class="p1"><a href="https://iamceo.co/website">Website</a><span class="s1">: <a href="http://idearocketanimation.com/"><span class="s2">http://idearocketanimation.com</span></a><br /> Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/IdeaRocket">IdeaRocket</a><br /> Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/IdeaRocket321">IdeaRocket321</a><br /> LinkedIn: <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/idearocket">idearocket</a></span></p> <p><span class="s1">Throwback Link: <a href="https://iamceo.co/2018/09/03/056-founder-creative-director-helps-business-by-untangling-complexity-with-video/">https://iamceo.co/2018/09/03/056-founder-creative-director-helps-business-by-untangling-complexity-with-video</a></span></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/2022/05/18/iam1374-founder-and-creative-director-helps-business-by-untangling-complexity-with-video/">IAM1374 &#8211; Founder and Creative Director Helps Business by Untangling Complexity with Video</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co">I AM CEO Podcast</a>.</p> IAM1373 – Software Developer Writes Content Specifically for Software Developers https://iamceo.co/2022/05/17/iam1373-software-developer-writes-content-specifically-for-software-developers/ I AM CEO Podcast urn:uuid:e0c1f916-63a0-4803-0587-97a859ae7d25 Tue, 17 May 2022 06:16:51 -0400 <p>Karl Hughes is a former startup CTO who is now the founder and CEO of Draft.dev, where they help companies create high-quality technical content designed to reach software developers. He currently lives in Chicago, but his team of 13 full-time and 200+ contract writers is located across the globe. CEO Story: Understanding that sometimes there &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co/2022/05/17/iam1373-software-developer-writes-content-specifically-for-software-developers/">IAM1373 &#8211; Software Developer Writes Content Specifically for Software Developers</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co">I AM CEO Podcast</a>.</p> <p class="p1"><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-170167" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/05/IAMCEO-Season-5-Ep.1300-12.png" alt="" width="1280" height="720" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/05/IAMCEO-Season-5-Ep.1300-12.png 1280w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/05/IAMCEO-Season-5-Ep.1300-12-300x169.png 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/05/IAMCEO-Season-5-Ep.1300-12-1024x576.png 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/05/IAMCEO-Season-5-Ep.1300-12-768x432.png 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/05/IAMCEO-Season-5-Ep.1300-12-390x220.png 390w" sizes="(max-width: 1280px) 100vw, 1280px" />Karl Hughes is a former startup CTO who is now the founder and CEO of Draft.dev, where they help companies create high-quality technical content designed to reach <a href="https://iamceo.co/apps" title="CEO Hacks - Apps &amp; Software" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">software</a> developers. He currently lives in Chicago, but his team of 13 full-time and 200+ contract writers is located across the globe.</p> <ul> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Story: </b>Understanding that sometimes there are opportunities that come about when things don’t come according to plan. When the pandemic hit, Karl has to do a part-time job, and was like being pushed out of the nest was a good thing, and Draft.dev started slowly and grew steadily.</li> <li class="p1"><b>Business Service: </b>Service business offering content writing to developer tools company. Blog posts are written by <a href="https://iamceo.co/apps" title="CEO Hacks - Apps &amp; Software" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">software</a> engineers for software engineers.</li> <li class="p1"><b>Secret Sauce: </b>Niche to written by software developers for software developers. Focused on what makes developer-focused content.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Hack: </b>Time tracking. Spending half of the time on growth initiatives.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Nugget: </b>Your business idea doesn’t have to be entirely unique, the best ideas are a slight remix or variation on a very proven business idea.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Defined: </b>Being a coach and a cheerleader to leadership staff.</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://draft.dev/">draft.dev</a></p> <p class="p1">Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/karllhughes">karllhughes</a></p> <p class="p1">Linkedin: <a href="https://in.linkedin.com/in/karllhughes">karllhughes</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/2022/05/17/iam1373-software-developer-writes-content-specifically-for-software-developers/">IAM1373 &#8211; Software Developer Writes Content Specifically for Software Developers</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co">I AM CEO Podcast</a>.</p> Nutrition Specialist Helps Women Find The Right Solutions That Works For Them https://cbnation.tv/2022/05/16/nutrition-specialist-helps-women-find-the-right-solutions-that-works-for-them/ CBNation TV – Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business urn:uuid:b2739be2-4223-b445-02be-993684bff3bb Mon, 16 May 2022 10:59:25 -0400 <p>Jessica is a straight forward woman who gets stuff done and who is tired of the woo woo diet culture. She decided in order to change her life and understand what food works for her body she had to study it herself. With Sage Root Nutrition, she hopes to be the voice for those in &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv/2022/05/16/nutrition-specialist-helps-women-find-the-right-solutions-that-works-for-them/">Nutrition Specialist Helps Women Find The Right Solutions That Works For Them</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="alignnone size-full wp-image-12252" src="https://iamceo.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/08/Copy-of-I-am-CEO-Podcast-Season-2-27.png" alt="" width="1280" height="720" /></p> <p>Jessica is a straight forward woman who gets stuff done and who is tired of the woo woo diet culture. She decided in order to change her life and understand what food works for her body she had to study it herself. With Sage Root Nutrition, she hopes to be the voice for those in the middle, not your bodybuilder die hard and not your couch potato, but the woman that just wants to understand what food works for her and enjoy indulgences here and there. We all have an endpoint so it's time to sit up and live your life not based on anyone else but what works for the soul in your body. Sage Root Nutrition gives you the concrete steps to bring out the true woman you want to be.</p> <ul> <li><strong>CEO Hack: </strong>Morning routine which remains the same</li> <li><strong>CEO Nugget: </strong>Listen to yourself and serve</li> <li><strong>CEO Defined: </strong>Responsibility and freedom</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://cbnation.tv/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Website</a>: <a href="https://sagerootnutrition.com/">https://sagerootnutrition.com/</a></p> <p>Facebook:<a href="https://web.facebook.com/SageRootNutrition?_rdc=1&_rdr"> https://www.facebook.com/SageRootNutrition</a><br /> Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/jnrrider/?hl=en">@Jnrrider</a><br /> Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/jessicarider2">@JessicaRider2</a></p> <h2>Full Interview:</h2> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="Nutrition Specialist Helps Women Find The Right Solutions That Works For Them" width="1220" height="686" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/S4o7AG4ntEM?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/2022/05/16/nutrition-specialist-helps-women-find-the-right-solutions-that-works-for-them/">Nutrition Specialist Helps Women Find The Right Solutions That Works For Them</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: MY LIFE IS HARD BUT I WILL NEVER BACK DOWN AND I WILL KEEP GOING https://hear.ceoblognation.com/2022/05/16/213817/ Hearpreneur urn:uuid:ffa1d0b1-ae37-bcd3-82ee-01bf380b414a Mon, 16 May 2022 09:16:44 -0400 <p>&#160; 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: Use what you have to help others Learn to help yourself, don't count on other people to help you Do not take the easy way out What difference &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/2022/05/16/213817/">Monday Motivation: MY LIFE IS HARD BUT I WILL NEVER BACK DOWN AND I WILL KEEP GOING</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com">Hearpreneur</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="MY LIFE IS HARD BUT I WILL NEVER BACK DOWN AND I WILL KEEP GOING - Motivational Speech" width="1220" height="686" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Dezq0ZKRIXE?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>Use what you have to help others</li> <li>Learn to help yourself, don't count on other people to help you</li> <li>Do not take the easy way out</li> <li>What difference do you want to make in life?</li> <li>You can either live your dreams or live your fears</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/2022/05/16/213817/">Monday Motivation: MY LIFE IS HARD BUT I WILL NEVER BACK DOWN AND I WILL KEEP GOING</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com">Hearpreneur</a>.</p> Founder Listens to Clients and Helps Create Amazing Product https://cbnation.tv/2022/05/16/founder-listens-to-clients-and-helps-create-amazing-product/ CBNation TV – Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business urn:uuid:ba814f42-e812-99af-fea1-d1828158ff7c Mon, 16 May 2022 08:47:54 -0400 <p>In 2001, Heidi Magnuson founded New Leaf Design with the mission of listening to the client and putting in that extra effort to create an amazing product. Today the firm boasts national and local clients with a wide range of work. Magnuson’s design has been recognized for its excellence by HOW magazine, the Web Marketing &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv/2022/05/16/founder-listens-to-clients-and-helps-create-amazing-product/">Founder Listens to Clients and Helps Create Amazing Product</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="alignnone size-full wp-image-29671" src="https://iamceo.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2020/10/Copy-of-I-am-CEO-Podcast-Season-3-2020-10-13T044039.626.png" alt="" width="1280" height="720" /></p> <p>In 2001, Heidi Magnuson founded New Leaf Design with the mission of listening to the client and putting in that extra effort to create an amazing product. Today the firm boasts national and local clients with a wide range of work. Magnuson’s design has been recognized for its excellence by HOW magazine, the Web <a href="https://cbnation.tv/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Marketing</a> Association, and the Association of Education Publishers.</p> <ul> <li><strong>CEO Hack: </strong>Being able to recharge, take a break and being able to balance your life and also schedule your work</li> <li><strong>CEO Nugget: </strong>Never be afraid to try new things, that's where growth starts</li> <li><strong>CEO Defined: </strong>You are in charge of your destiny</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://cbnation.tv/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Website</a>: <a href="https://new-leaf-design.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://new-leaf-design.com/</a></p> <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 href="https://cbnation.tv/free" title="CEO Hacks - Free" class="pretty-link-keyword"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> <h2>Full Interview:</h2> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="Founder Listens to Clients and Helps Create Amazing Product" width="1220" height="686" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4tWM3IJ3fes?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/2022/05/16/founder-listens-to-clients-and-helps-create-amazing-product/">Founder Listens to Clients and Helps Create Amazing Product</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv">CBNation TV - Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business</a>.</p> IAM1372 – Founder Gives Opportunity to Under Represented Authors get their Books Published https://iamceo.co/2022/05/16/iam1372-founder-gives-opportunity-to-under-represented-authors-get-their-books-published/ I AM CEO Podcast urn:uuid:962fd7ae-9012-1b63-c78c-3e95d767a1c2 Mon, 16 May 2022 06:16:52 -0400 <p>Dr. Morissa Schwartz is the Founder and CEO of Dr. Rissy’s Writing &#038; Marketing and GenZ Publishing, LLC. DrRissysWriting.com is a marketing and writing company ranked #1 in PR and top ten in Social Media and SEO for New York and New Jersey on Thumbtack. GenZ Publishing is a publishing company that has produced six &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co/2022/05/16/iam1372-founder-gives-opportunity-to-under-represented-authors-get-their-books-published/">IAM1372 &#8211; Founder Gives Opportunity to Under Represented Authors get their Books Published</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co">I AM CEO Podcast</a>.</p> <p class="p1"><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-170165" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/05/IAM1372.png" alt="" width="1280" height="720" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/05/IAM1372.png 1280w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/05/IAM1372-300x169.png 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/05/IAM1372-1024x576.png 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/05/IAM1372-768x432.png 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/47/2022/05/IAM1372-390x220.png 390w" sizes="(max-width: 1280px) 100vw, 1280px" />Dr. Morissa Schwartz is the Founder and CEO of Dr. Rissy’s Writing & <a href="https://iamceo.co/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Marketing</a> and GenZ Publishing, LLC.</p> <p class="p1">DrRissysWriting.com is a <a href="https://iamceo.co/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a> and writing company ranked #1 in PR and top ten in Social Media and SEO for New York and New Jersey on Thumbtack. GenZ Publishing is a publishing company that has produced six Amazon bestsellers.</p> <p class="p1">Dr. Rissy has been featured on Forbes, MTV, and is a bestselling author herself. She speaks professionally about inspiring others through words and entrepreneurship and was named the “Voice of Generation Z” by Community Magazine.</p> <ul> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Story: </b>Dr. Morissa started her <a href="https://iamceo.co/virtual-assistant" title="CEO Hacks - Virtual Assistant" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">freelance</a> writing when she was still in high school. Continued it in college and support her dream of having a publishing company. Grew both companies. Since then she has been very successful and has been famously featured here and there.</li> <li class="p1"><b>Business Service: </b>Publishing <a href="https://iamceo.co/books" title="CEO Hacks - Books" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">books</a>. 360 Marketing promotes businesses online.</li> <li class="p1"><b>Secret Sauce: </b>Seeing a problem and solving it. Mission-driven and making an impact.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Hack: </b>Reading 12 <a href="https://iamceo.co/books" title="CEO Hacks - Books" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">books</a> a week helps Morissa with her mindset. Helped her in setting the direction of her company.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Nugget: </b>Seize the opportunity of meeting people like networking or business groups.</li> <li class="p1"><b>CEO Defined: </b>A mindset, a leader not being afraid to do things differently to innovate. Don’t just think outside the box, think that there is no box.</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://morissaschwartz.com/">morissaschwartz.com</a></p> <p class="p1"><a href="https://www.drrissyswriting.com/">www.drrissyswriting.com</a></p> <p class="p1"><a href="https://www.genzpublishing.org/">www.genzpublishing.org</a></p> <p class="p1">Amazon: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Morissa-Schwartz/e/B00F2HJK8Y%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share">Morissa-Schwartz</a></p> <p class="p1">Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/morissa_schwartz/">morissa_schwartz</a></p> <p class="p1">Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/morissaschwartz">morissaschwartz</a></p> <p class="p1">Linkedin: h<a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/morissaschwartz">morissaschwartz</a></p> <p class="p1">Tiktok: <a href="https://www.tiktok.com/@morissaschwartz">morissaschwartz</a></p> <p class="p1">Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/morissa.schwartz">morissa.schwartz</a></p> <p class="p1"><a href="https://www.entrepreneur.com/author/morissa-schwartz2">www.entrepreneur.com/author/morissa-schwartz2</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/2022/05/16/iam1372-founder-gives-opportunity-to-under-represented-authors-get-their-books-published/">IAM1372 &#8211; Founder Gives Opportunity to Under Represented Authors get their Books Published</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://iamceo.co">I AM CEO Podcast</a>.</p> 26 Entrepreneurs Explain How They’ve Built Their Personal Brands https://teach.ceoblognation.com/2022/05/15/26-entrepreneurs-explain-how-theyve-built-their-personal-brands/ Teach a CEO urn:uuid:0c62b8c2-5b19-3521-8daf-0607e160cc10 Sun, 15 May 2022 12:16:53 -0400 There’s never been an important time to build a personal brand than in this era of social media. It adds to your credibility and makes your business stand out. Personal brands are not reserved for a certain category of people and it’s important for entrepreneurs to work on growing their brands. How exactly should you &#8230; <p>There’s never been an important time to build a personal brand than in this era of social media. It adds to your credibility and makes your business stand out. Personal brands are not reserved for a certain category of people and it’s important for entrepreneurs to work on growing their brands. How exactly should you do this?</p> <p>We asked entrepreneurs and business owners how they build their brands and here are the insightful responses;</p> <h2>#1- By taking advantage of virtual and in-person platforms</h2> <figure id="attachment_106442" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106442" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Kristen-David.jpg"><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106442" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Kristen-David-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Kristen-David-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Kristen-David-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Kristen-David.jpg 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Kristen-David-768x768.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106442" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Kristen David</figcaption></figure> <p>I have built my personal brand by taking advantage of several different platforms including virtual and in-person workshops, destination VIP experiences, social media networking, and writing books that share my experiences and help business owners reach their goals without the constant hustle. I love to share everything from business development tips to my everyday experiences in order to help business owners find the balance and profitability they're looking for!</p> <p>Thanks to Kristen David, <a href="https://www.uplevelingyourbusiness.com/">Upleveling Your Business</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#2- Through streaming</h2> <figure id="attachment_106443" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106443" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Sammy-Shayne.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106443" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Sammy-Shayne-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Sammy-Shayne-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Sammy-Shayne-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Sammy-Shayne.jpg 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Sammy-Shayne-768x768.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106443" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Sammy Shayne</figcaption></figure> <p>I built my personal brand through streaming for many years before forming Couch Fame. Fellow streamers began to ask me questions because of my years of experience broadcasting. This turned into coaching and recruiting role, then evolved into Couch Fame. Anyone looking to build their own brand can do so by creating undeniable content, and that can only be achieved through experience. No matter what your niche is, it takes time spent to build expertise and authority.</p> <p>Thanks to Sammy Shayne, <a href="https://www.couchfame.com/">Couch Fame</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#3- By starting at Google</h2> <figure id="attachment_106444" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106444" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Kevin-Miller.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106444" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Kevin-Miller-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Kevin-Miller-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Kevin-Miller-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Kevin-Miller-768x768.jpeg 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Kevin-Miller.jpeg 800w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106444" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Kevin Miller</figcaption></figure> <p>I started at Google after college. I focused on learning how to help brands gain more visibility on SERPs. I helped craft strategies for high-potential clients to grow their businesses through measurable goals and strategic campaigns, but I wanted to learn about more <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a> channels than Google had to offer. Fast-forward to a few years later, I founded my own startup business. Building a personal brand is about weaving a cohesive story around your accomplishments to show people who you are.</p> <p>Thanks to Kevin Miller, <a href="https://kevinmiller.com/">Angel Investor</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#4- By appealing to a specific target audience</h2> <figure id="attachment_106445" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106445" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Christina-Russo.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106445" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Christina-Russo-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Christina-Russo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Christina-Russo-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Christina-Russo.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106445" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Christina Russo</figcaption></figure> <p>The Kitchen Community’s success comes from having a strong and aligned brand identity. My personal brand is established with the mission to create a platform that provides my audience with all the food-related advice they need from a single culinary hub of information on food, health, cooking, and <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/health-wellness" title="CEO Hacks - Health &amp; Wellness" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">wellness</a>. I have been able to create a successful personal brand by appealing to a specific target audience and delivering niche content. My personal brand was established by having an authentic and consistent brand that provides value.</p> <p>Thanks to Christina Russo,<a href="https://thekitchencommunity.org"> The Kitchen Community</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#5- Through social media content</h2> <figure id="attachment_106446" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106446" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Barbara-Bolotte.png"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106446" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Barbara-Bolotte-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106446" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Barbara Bolotte</figcaption></figure> <p>My personal brand stems from a genuine love for clean eating and <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/health-wellness" title="CEO Hacks - Health &amp; Wellness" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">healthy</a> habits, and my business model helps me to realize my dream of making nutritious food delicious and accessible. I’ve always had that foundation, and once I found customers who were equally interested in the convenient clean eating I had to offer, Clean Creations was born. I upkeep my personal brand through social media content, posting videos sharing <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/health-wellness" title="CEO Hacks - Health &amp; Wellness" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">healthy</a> eating tips and some of my personal favorite recipes. This helps me feel connected to the Clean Creations community.</p> <p>Thanks to Barbara Bolotte, <a href="https://cleancreations.com/">Clean Creations</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#6- By using social networks and participating in special events</h2> <figure id="attachment_106447" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106447" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Wes-Kiselev.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106447" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Wes-Kiselev-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Wes-Kiselev-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Wes-Kiselev.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106447" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Wes Kiselev</figcaption></figure> <p>In today's world, just doing your job well is no longer enough to attract the attention of an audience. That is why several years ago I started to build my personal brand by using social networks and participating in special events. In addition, participation in events serves as an excuse for the media to write about me and demonstrate my expertise, which increases my professional level and increases my importance as a specialist in the professional community. And this in return strengthens the personal brand.</p> <p>Thanks to Wes Kiselev, <a href="https://top3dshop.com/">Top 3D Group</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#7- By delivering a value-led service</h2> <figure id="attachment_106188" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106188" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/03/Jacquelyn-Kennedy.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106188" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/03/Jacquelyn-Kennedy-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/03/Jacquelyn-Kennedy-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/03/Jacquelyn-Kennedy.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106188" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Jacquelyn Kennedy</figcaption></figure> <p>Building my personal brand was centered around my passion and service offering. As a professional dog trainer, an important part of my job is to deliver accurate information, advice, and effective resources to support dog owners. Hence, I am committed to offering a value-led service that enables me to share my expertise and knowledge. My brand was built from the foundation of delivering a value-led service that provides readily available and easily accessible breed-specific information on everything dog owners need to know.</p> <p>Thanks to Jacquelyn Kennedy, <a href="https://petdt.com/">PetDT</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#8- By becoming an innovator</h2> <figure id="attachment_106270" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106270" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Jordan-Duran-a.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106270" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Jordan-Duran-a-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106270" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Jordan Duran</figcaption></figure> <p>I’ve built my personal brand by becoming an authority in the jewelry business through innovation, creation, and passion. My brand is catered to people who simply love being fashionable and stylish. As a result, I’ve become a source of insight and a respected figure to those who share my passion for the flair and elegance that jewelry provides. As a designer, I thrive on the sensation of cultivating cutting-edge jewelry. People can feel my enthusiasm for my craft and can see the quality results Thus, my personal brand is built by way of becoming an innovator of ambition, passion, and reliability.</p> <p>Thanks to Jordan Duran, <a href="https://6ixice.com/">6 ICE</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#9- By accepting failures</h2> <figure id="attachment_106285" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106285" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/stella-scott-a.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106285" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/stella-scott-a-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/stella-scott-a-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/stella-scott-a-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/stella-scott-a.jpg 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/stella-scott-a-768x768.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106285" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Stella Scott</figcaption></figure> <p>Generally, it is human nature to want to avoid failure as it can be tough to deal with. But, it is almost impossible to achieve the best branding without failing a couple of times. Since I was young, I have had several good hard failures to realize its importance. Each failure makes me aware of what can happen. Therefore, I have built my personal brand and risen above the rest by accepting my failures and pushing past my comfort zones. Failing has many lessons, and making necessary changes improves the brand.</p> <p>Thanks to Stella Scott, <a href="https://easypaydayloan.co.uk/">EasyPaydayLoan</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>10- Through consistent effort and habits</h2> <figure id="attachment_106449" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106449" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Deni-Ivanov.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106449" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Deni-Ivanov-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Deni-Ivanov-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Deni-Ivanov.jpg 169w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106449" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Deni Ivanov</figcaption></figure> <p>Like any long-term project, it takes regular and consistent effort to build a personal brand. From strategically aligning my daily habits to my goals and professional image to networking with like-minded individuals, I have been working consciously on my brand in every aspect of my professional life. In the same way that a <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a> message needs to be reinforced through various channels consistently, I am aware that I need to leverage multiple outlets to impress my brand to people.</p> <p>Thanks to Deni Ivanov, <a href="https://royal-cleaning.co.uk/">Royal Cleaning</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#11- By staying authentic to my brand</h2> <figure id="attachment_106450" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106450" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Max-Benz.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106450" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Max-Benz-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Max-Benz-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Max-Benz.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106450" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Max Benz</figcaption></figure> <p>When it comes to building a personal brand, I have always tried to stay true to myself. I believe that the most successful brands are those that are built on authenticity and integrity. With that in mind, I have always been careful to only put my name behind products or services that I truly believe in. In addition, I have always tried to be as open and transparent as possible with my audience. I want people to know who I am and what I stand for. This has helped me to build a strong personal brand that is based on trust.</p> <p>Thanks to Max Benz, <a href="https://bankinggeek.com/">BankingGeek</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#12- Through branding visuals</h2> <figure id="attachment_106451" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106451" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Rodney-Warner.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106451" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Rodney-Warner-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Rodney-Warner-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Rodney-Warner.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106451" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Rodney Warner</figcaption></figure> <p>In order to build my personal brand, I had to first ensure that my branding visuals were cohesive. This means creating a logo, the font, and colors to be used across all platforms. Our business cards use the same identity points as our company logo. We also hired a graphic designer to create a template for our weekly social media posts. We also use social media platforms to create online content for our brand and position me as a thought leader.</p> <p>Thanks to Rodney Warner, <a href="https://connectivewebdesign.com/">Connective Web Design</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#13- Through social support</h2> <figure id="attachment_106452" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106452" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Rafal-Mlodzki.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106452" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Rafal-Mlodzki-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Rafal-Mlodzki-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Rafal-Mlodzki-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Rafal-Mlodzki.jpg 500w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106452" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Rafał Młodzki</figcaption></figure> <p>“Personal” in “personal brand” doesn’t mean that I built it just by myself. Even if I’m the CEO of my business, all people who support me &#8211; coworkers, family, and friends &#8211; contribute to the success of my brand. Those encouraging words, honest feedback on my ideas, as well as advice from their fields of expertise led me to where I am today: with a solid personal brand. So, I firmly believe that I could build my personal brand thanks to social support.</p> <p>Thanks to Rafał Młodzki, <a href="https://passport-photo.online/">Passport Photo Online</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#14- By engaging with people</h2> <figure id="attachment_106266" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106266" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Brandon-Walsh.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106266" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Brandon-Walsh-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Brandon-Walsh-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Brandon-Walsh.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106266" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Brandon Walsh</figcaption></figure> <p>I have been able to build my personal brand by actively engaging with people and making new connections. 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He has worked with thousands of business owners over a 35-year career. Eager to help people succeed, it troubled him that most new businesses fail, and was determined to find out why. Success starts with Mindset and Intention, subjects they don’t teach in CPA school. Joe learned that this was the true culprit in business failure on top of an overly complex tax and compliance system making it nearly impossible to start a business and stay in business. His primary purpose has become teaching entrepreneurs the fundamental principles of success combined</p> <p><a href="https://iamceo.co/2022/05/13/iam1369-cpa-creates-an-affordable-accounting-services-to-entrepreneurs/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Listen to the full podcast. This is Originally posted here.</a></p><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://healthyceo.co/2022/05/13/iam1369-cpa-creates-affordable-accounting-services-to-entrepreneurs/">IAM1369 – CPA Creates Affordable Accounting Services to Entrepreneurs</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://healthyceo.co">Healthy CEO</a>.</p> 10 Ways To Leverage Networking in Your Business https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/2022/05/13/10-ways-to-leverage-networking-in-your-business/ Rescue a CEO urn:uuid:d2e20016-7e5d-04e8-abe7-6c87f1d10cdf Fri, 13 May 2022 12:16:10 -0400 How do you leverage networking in your business? To help you find ways to leverage networking for your business, we asked business leaders and CEOs this question for their best insights. From generating quality leads to supporting each other’s marketing efforts, there are several insights that may help you leverage networking to grow your business. &#8230; <p>How do you leverage networking in your business?</p> <p>To help you find ways to leverage networking for your business, we asked business leaders and CEOs this question for their best insights. From generating quality leads to supporting each other’s <a href="https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a> efforts, there are several insights that may help you leverage networking to grow your business.</p> <p>Here are 10 ways to leverage networking in your business:</p> <ul> <li>Generate Quality Leads</li> <li>Find Trusted Investors</li> <li>Ask for Help and Feedback</li> <li>Connect With Experts and Consumers</li> <li>Link With Support Groups for Growth</li> <li>Target Sources of Future Opportunities</li> <li>Create a Referral System</li> <li>Identify and Connect With Potential Mentors</li> <li>Allow Other Businesses To Know You</li> <li>Support Each Other’s <a href="https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Marketing</a> Efforts</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Generate Quality Leads</h3> <p>I use business networking to create a source of high quality referrals. Business networking is an excellent way to build your own business brand, referral and client network. Earning the confidence of peers in your sector might result in significant recommendations for your business. People trust people, and if you network with other experts in your field and establish yourself as a trustworthy business, your peers will naturally refer their consumers to you.</p> <p>Hector Ruiz, <a href="https://www.bbqgrillacademy.com">BBQ Grill Academy</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Find Trusted Investors</h3> <p>Finding valued and trusted investors is one of the smartest ways to leverage networking for your business, regardless of industry. If you can focus your networking efforts on establishing new and consistent investors, then networking has the potential to be the difference between your business taking off or stagnating, as investors are often essential to growth and traction. In this case, you’ll want to attend industry-specific events, industry networking events, and utilize your social channels to effectively connect with folks who may be inspired enough by your plans and dreams to help you achieve them. Should you succeed in connecting with these individuals, you may find that your business achieves success faster than you ever imagined possible.</p> <p>Reece Kresser, <a href="http://zizi.co">Zizi</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Ask for Help and Feedback</h3> <p>I leverage my professional network by reaching out to other professionals when I need help, advice, or feedback. Your network is a melting pot of individuals from all walks of life, each with different skills, disciplines, and levels of experience. Rather than figuring everything out myself, I like to lean on this network when I need a helping hand.</p> <p>Whether you want project feedback, coaching recommendations, or advice for a critical business decision, it's best to consult those who've seen it all before. People with relevant, real-world experience can help you avoid the mistakes that they once made, carrying you through the turbulence you may face as an entrepreneur or business owner. This is a level of wisdom and perspective that you just can't find anywhere else, and leveraging it can guide you onto the path of success.</p> <p>Patrick Casey, <a href="http://felixforyou.ca">Felix</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Connect With Experts and Consumers</h3> <p>Clubhouse is a great way to connect with industry experts and create a personal relationship with consumers. Users can participate with leaders in a niche industry and connect on a variety of topics. In-person conferences and events are evolving after the pandemic, and Clubhouse allows people to virtually &#8220;attend&#8221; what would be an in-person event over social media. They can develop ideas, build friendships, and interact with leaders from the comfort of their own home. Businesses who can give their expertise establish credibility with consumers, which results in a larger following on the app and other social media platforms. Using new social media <a href="https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/apps" title="CEO Hacks - Apps &amp; Software" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">apps</a> versus the popular networks is a different experience, however, using it to your advantage will grow brand awareness and drive revenue to your site.</p> <p>Sara Adam Slywka, <a href="http://nestig.com">Nestig</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Link With Support Groups for Growth</h3> <p>If you're a business owner and you're looking for networking opportunities, you don't need to go much further than your desk to do that. One of the greatest places to find people in your industry and connect is via Facebook groups. There is probably a Facebook group out there for your business niche, whether you're a hostel owner or dog food manufacturer or a blogger, like me. These Facebook groups are not only a way to find people in your industry, but they act as a community where you can ask questions, learn from other business owners and make partnerships. When networking online like this, it's important that you don't see other businesses as your competition; there is plenty of fish in the sea, as they say. Instead, see it as an opportunity to connect with people who can help you grow. If you offer some of your insight to someone, then when it is your turn to ask questions, other people will help you. These online communities are great for helping each other's businesses to grow.</p> <p>louisa smith, <a href="http://www.epicbooksociety.com">Epic Book Society</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Target Sources of Future Opportunities</h3> <p>Building a strong network means recognizing everyone has the potential to add value &#8211; you never know who someone else might know! To do this, I use LinkedIn to connect with every new contact I make. This might be someone who emails me asking to guest post on my <a href="https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">website</a>, <a href="https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/sales" title="CEO Hacks - Sales" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">sales</a> reps that have reached out to me trying to sell me a product or service, even parents I meet at my son's baseball games. I add them to my LinkedIn network, send a quick personalized message, and share that I'm interested in us helping each other, even if I don't know what &#8220;help&#8221; looks like at the moment.</p> <p>The more people I have in my network, the more personal connections I have to engage with when they post content. I will like, share, or comment on their content as a way to stay top of mind, and they often do the same for me. Those connections become more valuable over time as new needs or opportunities arise.</p> <p>Alli Hill, <a href="http://www.freelancespeak.com">FreelanceSpeak</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Create a Referral System</h3> <p>A referral should never be a happy accident. The best way to leverage networking in your business is to have a systematized process. Start by crafting a LinkedIn summary that speaks directly to your target audience. Be sure your summary includes: A short description of the outcomes you deliver, a specific visual example of your ideal customer, and things your ideal customer would say that should make me think of you.</p> <p>Segment (or tag) connections as insiders (friends), partners, or influencers. Use a relationship based CRM (Like Nimble) where you store your networking connections. Stay in touch with those connections regularly (weekly, monthly, quarterly) to review how you can help each other and to set up introductions to new connections. Have at least 10 conversations and connections daily.</p> <p>Ivana Taylor, <a href="https://diymarketers.com">DIYMarketers</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Identify and Connect With Potential Mentors</h3> <p>One way to leverage networking in your business is to identify and connect with potential mentors. A mentor can provide guidance, support, and advice as you work to grow your business. Additionally, networking can help you build relationships with other professionals who may be able to refer clients or offer other opportunities for growth. By strengthening your network, you'll create a valuable resource of people who can help your business succeed.</p> <p>Asako Ito, <a href="https://divinelashes.ca">DivineLashes</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Allow Other Businesses To Know You</h3> <p>One of the most important strategies that I leverage in my business is networking. It's not just about who you know, but also who knows you. By reaching out and connecting with other businesses in various industries, I am able to build lasting relationships that can help me grow my business and pay compounding dividends over time. By helping each other and reciprocity, networking helps me to build credibility and visibility within my industry, as well as find potential new clients or opportunities for collaboration.</p> <p>Additionally, networking allows me to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and developments in my field, which keeps me ahead of the competition in a highly competitive marketplace. Whether by attending events or simply connecting online through social media platforms, networking has been instrumental in helping me to succeed and drive growth in my business.</p> <p>Chad Rubin, <a href="http://www.profasee.com">Profasee</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Support Each Other’s Marketing Efforts</h3> <p>I am constantly looking for new ways to reach a wider audience. To this end, over the past year or so I’ve invested in developing my network of fellow marketing executives and influencers. My goal is to find mutually beneficial ways of supporting each other's outreach efforts. One example of this is posting guest blog posts on our respective blogs, or sharing each other’s content on our social media. I’ve always been a proponent of mutually beneficial networking, as it’s usually quite apparent when someone networks only for their own personal interests</p> <p>Andreyana Kulina, <a href="https://saris-extensions.co.uk">Saris-UK Ltd.</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://terkel.io">Terkel</a><em> creates community-driven content featuring expert insights. Sign up at </em><a href="https://terkel.io">terkel.io</a><em> to answer questions and get published. </em></p> IAM1368 – Consultant, Speaker and Trainer Helps Leaders Feel Superhuman https://healthyceo.co/2022/05/12/iam1368-consultant-speaker-and-trainer-helps-leaders-feel-superhuman/ Healthy CEO urn:uuid:353d766c-9165-62a6-d369-944c5b012599 Thu, 12 May 2022 21:03:24 -0400 <p>Hari Kalymnios is a consultant, speaker, and trainer on mindset, resilience, wellbeing, and how to feel SUPERHUMAN. He helps leaders become better self-leaders by improving their energy and vitality levels so they can attain high performance. He's the founder of The Thought Gym and author of the book The Thought Gym and Working Well. He's shared &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://healthyceo.co/2022/05/12/iam1368-consultant-speaker-and-trainer-helps-leaders-feel-superhuman/">IAM1368 – Consultant, Speaker and Trainer Helps Leaders Feel Superhuman</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://healthyceo.co">Healthy CEO</a>.</p> <p>Hari Kalymnios is a consultant, speaker, and trainer on mindset, resilience, wellbeing, and how to feel SUPERHUMAN. He helps leaders become better self-leaders by improving their energy and vitality levels so they can attain high performance. He's the founder of The Thought Gym and author of the book The Thought Gym and Working Well. He's shared his philosophies on the TEDx stage and with clients ranging from large multinationals to billionaires.</p> <p>CEO Story: The world needs energized leaders; on point leaders physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually who are in charge of their cognitive and physical abilities so they can offer the best</p> <p><a href="https://iamceo.co/2022/05/12/iam1368-consultant-speaker-trainer-helps-leaders-feel-superhuman/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Listen to the full podcast. This is Originally posted here.</a></p><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://healthyceo.co/2022/05/12/iam1368-consultant-speaker-and-trainer-helps-leaders-feel-superhuman/">IAM1368 – Consultant, Speaker and Trainer Helps Leaders Feel Superhuman</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://healthyceo.co">Healthy CEO</a>.</p> 30 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Use Their Blog for Business https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/2022/05/11/30-entrepreneurs-explain-how-they-use-their-blog-for-business-3/ Rescue a CEO urn:uuid:447012f9-e083-3b2b-c284-ae9c6bda18e8 Wed, 11 May 2022 12:16:11 -0400 The Blogosphere is here and it is not going anywhere. It’s not just for people talking about what they’re eating for lunch or their next celebrity crush. Blogging is big business for entrepreneurs and business owners. CEO Blog Nation has a blogging community and we regularly blog for entrepreneurs and business owners there are numerous &#8230; <p>The Blogosphere is here and it is not going anywhere. It’s not just for people talking about what they’re eating for lunch or their next celebrity crush. Blogging is big business for entrepreneurs and business owners. CEO Blog Nation has a blogging community and we regularly blog for entrepreneurs and business owners there are numerous reasons to blog. Rescue a CEO asked some businesses how they use blogging to help their business.</p> <h2>#1- To share information</h2> <figure id="attachment_398884" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-398884" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Ray-Blakney.jpeg"><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-398884" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Ray-Blakney-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-398884" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Ray Blakney</figcaption></figure> <p>We use our blog to share useful information related to learning a new language, traveling, and more with our audience. This piques their interest in regularly checking out our website to see if we posted new blog posts, ultimately growing our overall website traffic and search engine ranking. In addition, we reach out to media publications to give them the opportunity to share our content and link back to our original blog posts these backlinks help to boost our SEO and ranking in search engines.</p> <p>Thanks to Ray Blakney, <a href="https://www.livelingua.com/">Live Lingua</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#2- To increase user engagement</h2> <figure id="attachment_398885" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-398885" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/James-Shalhoub.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-398885" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/James-Shalhoub-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/James-Shalhoub-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/James-Shalhoub.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-398885" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: James Shalhoub</figcaption></figure> <p>We use our blog to increase user engagement on our website while satisfying our SEO objectives. Blog posts should cater directly to the interests of your ICP to get the highest engagement. We host articles on dog wellness and lifestyle concerning behavioral habits, breed highlights, how-to guides, wellness and nutrition, and much more. Part of our company's mission is to educate our customers by providing stimulating, multimedia, educational material that can help them better understand and support their pets’ wellness.</p> <p>Thanks to James Shalhoub, <a href="https://www.petfinn.com/">Finn</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#3- To share the latest information</h2> <figure id="attachment_398457" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-398457" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/02/Christina-Russo.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-398457" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/02/Christina-Russo-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/02/Christina-Russo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/02/Christina-Russo-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/02/Christina-Russo.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-398457" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Christina Russo</figcaption></figure> <p>The Kitchen Community is centered around creating unique, fun, and engaging content for readers. We specialize in content such as; the best of guides, informational pieces, fantastic recipes, and food advice and information. Our blog is a core part of our digital strategy as it is an effective way of giving our readers the latest information. It stands to be a one-stop-shop for everything you need when it comes to food and health and<br /> wellness.</p> <p>Thanks to Christina Russo, <a href="https://thekitchencommunity.org">The Kitchen Community</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#4- To guide employees to work productively</h2> <figure id="attachment_398886" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-398886" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Monica-Chan.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-398886" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Monica-Chan-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Monica-Chan-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Monica-Chan-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Monica-Chan.jpg 432w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-398886" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Monica Chan</figcaption></figure> <p>DigiWorks is a tech startup that aims to connect small businesses and startups to talented remote workers in emerging economies like South Africa, the Philippines, and Nigeria. We use blogging to guide employees to work productively and efficiently in the remote setting by giving some advice. Our blogs also help companies effectively manage their virtual teams and make the most out of the remote environment.</p> <p>Thanks to Monica Chan, <a href="https://www.teamdigiworks.com/">DigiWorks</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#5- To write about our services</h2> <figure id="attachment_398887" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-398887" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Rolphy-Lu-Morrell.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-398887" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Rolphy-Lu-Morrell-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Rolphy-Lu-Morrell-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Rolphy-Lu-Morrell-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Rolphy-Lu-Morrell.jpg 384w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-398887" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Rolphy Lu Morrell</figcaption></figure> <p>Since 2021, the Glimmer team has been working on making expansions in our business in hopes to connect with people from different places across the UK. We use our blogs<br /> to write about the cleaning services that we offer, information about our cleaners and processes, and the benefits of hiring us to clean their homes. Additionally, we also feature some fun and informative blogs about places in the UK not just to help people find cleaners but also to give a brief knowledge about their history, tourist spots, and enjoyable activities to offer.</p> <p>Thanks to Rolphy Lu Morrell, <a href="https://glimmr.co.uk/">Glimmr</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#6- To provide education</h2> <figure id="attachment_398888" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-398888" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Pawel-Hytry.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-398888" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Pawel-Hytry-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Pawel-Hytry-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Pawel-Hytry.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-398888" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Pawel Hytry</figcaption></figure> <p>We use our blogs to provide education as DevOps is a relatively new career field, and not many people know what it entails. What’s more, the blog provides an outlet for people who would like to learn more about IaC and find the best solution for their needs. Blog posts are written by experienced professionals who are passionate about the topics they write about and provide an unbiased opinion, assistance in learning and understanding other solutions.</p> <p>Thanks to Pawel Hytry, <a href="https://spacelift.io/">Spacelift</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#7- To reach targeted audience</h2> <figure id="attachment_398889" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-398889" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/JD-Bhatala-200x.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-398889" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/JD-Bhatala-200x-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/JD-Bhatala-200x-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/JD-Bhatala-200x.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-398889" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: JD Bhatala</figcaption></figure> <p>We use our blog to reach and educate our target audience. We do extensive keyword research. Once we know what our prospects are looking for, it becomes easy to craft a post around those search terms. Depending on the search intent, we publish a variety of content on our blog. This includes informational content (such as tutorials, how-to<br /> guides, etc.), product-specific posts (such as product revisions, comparisons, etc.), and more.</p> <p>Thanks to JD Bhatala, <a href="https://webcontentedge.com/">Web Content Edge</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#8- For features and HR trends</h2> <figure id="attachment_398890" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-398890" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Kislay-Chandra.png"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-398890" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Kislay-Chandra-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Kislay-Chandra-150x150.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Kislay-Chandra.png 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-398890" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Kislay Chandra</figcaption></figure> <p>We use our blogs in a variety of ways including government updates, legal alerts, work hacks, and more, but the two we most used are the sprout feature and HR trends. The sprout feature is where we post anything related to our company such as highlighting our employees, accomplishments, milestones, things worth celebrating, and even the Philippine holidays. In Hr, trends are where we keep our readers up to speed on everything that's going on in the world of HR.</p> <p>Thanks to Kislay Chandra, <a href="https://sprout.ph/">Sprout PH</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#9- To drive traffic to our website</h2> <figure id="attachment_398891" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-398891" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Max-Benz.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-398891" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Max-Benz-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Max-Benz-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Max-Benz.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-398891" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Max Benz</figcaption></figure> <p>As a business owner, I understand the importance of maintaining a blog. Not only is it a great way to connect with customers and build relationships, but it can also be used to drive traffic to my website and generate leads. I make sure to post regularly, and I always include a call to action at the end of each post. I also make sure to share my posts on social media, and I often guest post on other blogs in order to reach a wider audience. By using my blog effectively, I have been able to grow my business significantly.</p> <p>Thanks to Max Benz, <a href="https://bankinggeek.com/">BankingGeek</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#10- To provide helpful and interesting content</h2> <figure id="attachment_398892" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-398892" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Jonathan-Newar.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-398892" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Jonathan-Newar-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-398892" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Jonathan Newar</figcaption></figure> <p>In addition to providing helpful and interesting content for our customers, our blog provides widespread benefits to our business in terms of website visibility and search engine optimization (SEO). We want our website to be among the first results that come up when you search “fishing charters” online, and content helps drive these rankings. Google likes original, relevant content. Blogs also open doors for websites to link to yours, and “backlinks” like these also help us rank higher in the rankings to attract more quality site visitors.</p> <p>Thanks to Jonathan Newar, <a href="https://captainexperiences.com/">Captain Experiences</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#11- To reach new clients</h2> <figure id="attachment_398893" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-398893" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Kim-Forrester.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-398893" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Kim-Forrester-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-398893" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Kim Forrester</figcaption></figure> <p>As business owners of a full-service mobile newborn photography studio, we find that blogs are one of our strongest ways to reach new clients. Keeping on top of our SEO is a high priority as this is how we reach the majority of our clients. Blogs offering content whether created in-house or through guest blogger collaborations, help not only to draw traffic to our website but optimize longtail keyword searches that allow potential clients to find us. Through our blogs, we are able to showcase photography sessions and provide useful information and resources to our niche clients.</p> <p>Thanks to Kim Forrester, <a href="https://www.kimforresterphotography.com/">Kim Forrester Photography</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#12- To build clients' roaster</h2> <figure id="attachment_398894" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-398894" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Brittany-Lawton-scaled.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-398894" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Brittany-Lawton-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-398894" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Brittany Lawton</figcaption></figure> <p>Creating content for my company blog is incredibly important and beneficial to my business. Blogging is a great way to build my client roster, as it allows me to demonstrate my expertise and become a subject matter expert in my audience's eyes. From the perspective of my overall <a href="https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a> strategy, I can also use my blog content in my email newsletter and social media and repurpose the content into graphics, videos, and even interactive content, like quizzes, all while enhancing my website's search engine optimization (SEO) for important keywords relevant to my products and services.</p> <p>Thanks to Brittany Lawton, <a href="https://highlycaffeinatedmarketing.co/">Highly Caffeinated Marketing LLC</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#13- To further our brand</h2> <figure id="attachment_398895" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-398895" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Scott-Daigger.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-398895" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Scott-Daigger-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-398895" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Scott Daigger</figcaption></figure> <p>At Buddy <a href="https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Web Design</a> & Development, we use blogging as a means to further our brand with potential clients and establish ourselves as competent, friendly, and trustworthy. Granted, we optimize our blogs and use an SEO strategy, but at Buddy, our mantra is to do great work. Be great to work with. For us, our blog is an outlet for highlighting client work, sharing tools and resources that might be helpful for customers (or potential customers) in managing their website, and sharing our expertise in regards to topics such as <a href="https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">web design</a>, <a href="https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">web development</a>, branding, and managing a website.</p> <p>Thanks to Scott Daigger, <a href="https://buddywdd.com/">Buddy Web Design & Development</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#14- To be an affiliate for dating coaches</h2> <figure id="attachment_398896" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-398896" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Joseph-Moore.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-398896" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Joseph-Moore-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Joseph-Moore-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Joseph-Moore.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-398896" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Joseph Moore</figcaption></figure> <p>My blog is in the relationship niche. One of the most effective ways I use the blog is to be an affiliate for other dating coaches who have created courses. I help them promote the products I know would benefit my audience. The content on my blog sometimes brings me clients I coach on relationship issues which is also an additional source of revenue for me. I also run a few sponsored posts monthly. I have coaches and dating advice companies approach me to run sponsored posts on my blog.</p> <p>Thanks to Joseph Moore, <a href="https://issuesoflove.com/">Issues Of Love</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#15- To make connections through readers</h2> <figure id="attachment_398898" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-398898" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Annicken-Day.png"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-398898" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Annicken-Day-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-398898" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Annicken Day</figcaption></figure> <p>As a Leadership and Culture Strategist, it's important for me to share my point of view and experience of what it takes to build happy workplaces and high-performing organizations through my blog. I find that being authentic, honest, providing real-life examples, and backing my claims up with scientific evidence have earned me the trust of my current and future clients. I made many connections through my readers and have landed multiple speaking jobs and customer engagements based on these connections. My blog is an important part of my brand.</p> <p>Thanks to Annicken Day, <a href="https://corporatespring.com/">Corporate Spring</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#16- To connect with customers on a personal level</h2> <figure id="attachment_364455" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-364455" st IAM1366 – HR Influencer Helps Create a Psychologically-Safe Workplace https://healthyceo.co/2022/05/10/iam1366-hr-influencer-helps-create-a-psychologically-safe-workplace/ Healthy CEO urn:uuid:5141c81a-f00c-677b-e542-d242077553a3 Tue, 10 May 2022 20:45:01 -0400 <p>Jeff Harry combines positive psychology and plays to heal workplaces, help teams build psychological safety, and assist individuals in addressing their biggest challenges through embracing a play-oriented approach to work. Jeff was selected by BambooHR &#038; Engagedly as one of the Top 100 HR Influencers and has been featured in the NY Times, Mashable, Upworthy, &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://healthyceo.co/2022/05/10/iam1366-hr-influencer-helps-create-a-psychologically-safe-workplace/">IAM1366 – HR Influencer Helps Create a Psychologically-Safe Workplace</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://healthyceo.co">Healthy CEO</a>.</p> <p>Jeff Harry combines positive psychology and plays to heal workplaces, help teams build psychological safety, and assist individuals in addressing their biggest challenges through embracing a play-oriented approach to work. Jeff was selected by BambooHR & Engagedly as one of the Top 100 HR Influencers and has been featured in the NY Times, Mashable, Upworthy, Shondaland, & Wired. Jeff has worked with Google, Microsoft, Southwest Airlines, Adobe, the NFL, Amazon, and Facebook, helping their staff to infuse more play into the day-to-day.</p> <p>CEO Story: As a child, inspired by what he saw in the movie the Big. Jeff was desperate to</p> <p><a href="https://iamceo.co/2022/05/10/iam1366-hr-influencer-helps-create-a-psychologically-safe-workplace/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Listen to the full podcast. This is Originally posted here.</a></p><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://healthyceo.co/2022/05/10/iam1366-hr-influencer-helps-create-a-psychologically-safe-workplace/">IAM1366 – HR Influencer Helps Create a Psychologically-Safe Workplace</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://healthyceo.co">Healthy CEO</a>.</p> Founder Supports Creatives Through Mentorship https://cbnation.tv/2022/05/09/founder-supports-creatives-through-mentorship/ CBNation TV – Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business urn:uuid:0b799425-b1bf-025d-6583-c86dd6724086 Mon, 09 May 2022 12:42:59 -0400 <p>Ting Lin is a multitalented and creative entrepreneur in the DMV area. She is a fashion consultant for Ting Lin Fashion, specializing in wardrobe audit, personal shopping, and fashion styling. She is a singer-songwriter for Ting Lin Music, creating and performing original songs with multicultural and cross-genre elements. She is the founder of The Ting &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv/2022/05/09/founder-supports-creatives-through-mentorship/">Founder Supports Creatives Through Mentorship</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="alignnone size-full wp-image-29662" src="https://iamceo.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2020/10/Copy-of-I-am-CEO-Podcast-Season-3-2020-10-13T033048.858.png" alt="" width="1280" height="720" /></p> <p>Ting Lin is a multitalented and creative entrepreneur in the DMV area. She is a fashion consultant for Ting Lin Fashion, specializing in wardrobe audit, personal shopping, and fashion styling. She is a singer-songwriter for Ting Lin Music, creating and performing original songs with multicultural and cross-genre elements. She is the founder of The Ting Times, striving to support creatives who want to pursue unconventional careers, by providing resources, mentorship and opportunities.</p> <ul> <li><strong>CEO Hack:</strong> I have a to-do list and try to stick to the goals for the day and I get them done</li> <li><strong>CEO Nugget: </strong>Be patient with yourself, you will get there</li> <li><strong>CEO Defined: </strong>A mindset, taking charge and being a leader</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://cbnation.tv/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Website</a>: <a href="http://www.thetingtimes.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">www.thetingtimes.com</a><br /> <a href="http://www.tinglinmusic.com/">www.tinglinmusic.com</a><br /> <a href="http://www.tinglinfashion.com/">http://www.tinglinfashion.com/ </a></p> <p>Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/thetingtimes">https://www.facebook.com/thetingtimes</a><br /> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/tinglinmusic" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.facebook.com/tinglinmusic</a><br /> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/tinglinmusic" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.facebook.com/tinglinfashion</a></p> <p>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/thetingtimes/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.instagram.com/thetingtimes/ (@thetingtimes)</a><br /> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/tinglinmusic/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.instagram.com/tinglinmusic/ (@tinglinmusic)</a><br /> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/tinglinfashion/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.instagram.com/tinglinfashion/ (@tinglinfashion)</a></p> <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 href="https://cbnation.tv/free" title="CEO Hacks - Free" class="pretty-link-keyword"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> <h2>Full Interview:</h2> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="Founder Supports Creatives Through Mentorship" width="1220" height="686" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/eB-YWhCQwbk?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/2022/05/09/founder-supports-creatives-through-mentorship/">Founder Supports Creatives Through Mentorship</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv">CBNation TV - Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business</a>.</p> Inspiration Monday Motivation: STRIVING TO BE BETTER https://hear.ceoblognation.com/2022/05/09/inspiration-monday-motivation-striving-to-be-better/ Hearpreneur urn:uuid:0ea27fb5-b60c-2092-20aa-23003d3b6070 Mon, 09 May 2022 09:16:48 -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: Do not let anyone validate your purpose or destiny Do not wait for something to happen, make it happen The world that you see around you is simply the &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/2022/05/09/inspiration-monday-motivation-striving-to-be-better/">Inspiration Monday Motivation: STRIVING TO BE BETTER</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com">Hearpreneur</a>.</p> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="STRIVING TO BE BETTER - BEST MOTIVATIONAL SPEECHES 2022" width="1220" height="686" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/eN9WdqKNgIY?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>Do not let anyone validate your purpose or destiny</li> <li>Do not wait for something to happen, make it happen</li> <li>The world that you see around you is simply the perspective through which you see it</li> <li>Believe you can do that which you desire ,BELIEVE that you can do it</li> <li>Embrace consistent self discipline for admirable results</li> </ul> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/2022/05/09/inspiration-monday-motivation-striving-to-be-better/">Inspiration Monday Motivation: STRIVING TO BE BETTER</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com">Hearpreneur</a>.</p> Real Estate Investor Focus on Acquiring Multifamily Commercial Real Estate https://cbnation.tv/2022/05/09/real-estate-investor-focus-on-acquiring-multifamily-commercial-real-estate/ CBNation TV – Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business urn:uuid:4e9128e1-6b56-382b-fd8b-baa4581e2845 Mon, 09 May 2022 00:43:02 -0400 <p>Ellis is the founder of EllisHammond.com and an experienced real estate investor. He manages a private network of investors that focus on acquiring multifamily commercial real estate assets. He began syndicating real estate projects in 2018 with the goal of helping his friends and colleagues build wealth and create passive cashflow outside of Wall Street. &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv/2022/05/09/real-estate-investor-focus-on-acquiring-multifamily-commercial-real-estate/">Real Estate Investor Focus on Acquiring Multifamily Commercial Real Estate</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="alignnone size-full wp-image-12246" src="https://iamceo.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/08/Copy-of-I-am-CEO-Podcast-Season-2-25.png" alt="" width="1280" height="720" /></p> <p>Ellis is the founder of EllisHammond.com and an experienced real estate investor. He manages a private network of investors that focus on acquiring multifamily commercial real estate assets. He began syndicating real estate projects in 2018 with the goal of helping his friends and colleagues build wealth and create passive cashflow outside of Wall Street. Ellis is also the director of a local Christian non-profit focused on spiritual formation and leadership development for college students in San Diego, CA.</p> <ul> <li><strong>CEO Hack: </strong>LinkedIn</li> <li><strong>CEO Nugget:</strong> i) Define your identity (ii) Learn how to invest in real estate</li> <li><strong>CEO Defined: </strong>Head serving of whoever you serve</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://cbnation.tv/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Website</a>: <a href="https://ellishammond.com/">https://ellishammond.com/</a></p> <p>LinkedIn: <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/ellis-hammond-435b40156/">https://www.linkedin.com/in/ellis-hammond-435b40156/</a></p> <h2>Full Interview:</h2> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="Real Estate Investor Focus on Acquiring Multifamily Commercial Real Estate" width="1220" height="686" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/2ickzZt2PbM?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/2022/05/09/real-estate-investor-focus-on-acquiring-multifamily-commercial-real-estate/">Real Estate Investor Focus on Acquiring Multifamily Commercial Real Estate</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 Reveal How They Break Through The Noise With Their Business https://hear.ceoblognation.com/2022/05/08/30-entrepreneurs-reveal-how-they-break-through-the-noise-with-their-business/ Hearpreneur urn:uuid:3c88199b-806b-f5a4-f655-3e28cb45a7cd Sun, 08 May 2022 12:16:07 -0400 <p>How do you gain the attention of your preferred audience in an era of stiff competition? The truth is, that both new and existing businesses struggle to create a sustained buzz around their business. But it’s not always difficult as it sounds, it starts with thinking like the consumer, creating an experience for them, and &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/2022/05/08/30-entrepreneurs-reveal-how-they-break-through-the-noise-with-their-business/">30 Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Break Through The Noise With Their Business</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com">Hearpreneur</a>.</p> <p>How do you gain the attention of your preferred audience in an era of stiff competition? The truth is, that both new and existing businesses struggle to create a sustained buzz around their business. But it’s not always difficult as it sounds, it starts with thinking like the consumer, creating an experience for them, and ensuring your products align with their values.</p> <p>We asked entrepreneurs and business owners how they break through the noise with their businesses and here are insightful responses;</p> <h2>#1- Putting an ear to the ground</h2> <figure id="attachment_213529" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213529" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Carla-Diaz.jpeg"><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213529" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Carla-Diaz-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Carla-Diaz-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Carla-Diaz-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Carla-Diaz.jpeg 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Carla-Diaz-768x768.jpeg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213529" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Carla Diaz</figcaption></figure> <p>Let’s face it, sometimes the noise other companies make doesn’t always work in their favor. For us, we like to focus our marketability particularly when those in our industry, such as ISPs, slip up. These small moments give us a lot of momentum and visibility without having to exert our own resources the rest of the time. Listening to the noise in your industry can let you know when to jump in and take control of the conversation or to become a prominent part of it without having to become part of the noise first.</p> <p>Thanks to Carla Diaz, <a href="https://www.broadbandsearch.net/">Broadband Search</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#2- By cracking our USP</h2> <figure id="attachment_213354" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213354" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/03/Jared-Stern.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213354" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/03/Jared-Stern-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/03/Jared-Stern-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/03/Jared-Stern.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213354" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Jared Stern</figcaption></figure> <p>A simple way to break through the noise with your business is to crack your USP. Companies like Dropbox are considered market disruptors as their products are unique and of superior quality. Listen to the market carefully. Identify if there are areas that need attention and only have fewer or no players. Tap into such markets. Aggressively invest in innovation. Ensure your brand voice, image and presence resound with authenticity. You'll never stand out if you blindly follow and jump on trends.</p> <p>Thanks to Jared Stern, <a href="https://upliftlegalfunding.com">Uplift Legal Funding</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#3- By creating strong relationships with our customers</h2> <figure id="attachment_213530" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213530" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Melanie-Anderson.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213530" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Melanie-Anderson-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Melanie-Anderson-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Melanie-Anderson.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213530" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit:</figcaption></figure> <p>Two of Florence’s core values are ‘experimentation is our superpower’ and ‘being good humans is the point’. We’re so proud that our employees have taken that to heart and that we’ve built an environment where people feel safe sharing new, better ideas. These ideas and mutual trust power the innovation to drive digital research forward. We break through the noise by creating strong relationships with our customers and delivering clinical trial technology that allows cures to get to market faster.</p> <p>Thanks to Melanie Anderson, <a href="http://www.pitchpublicrelations.com/">Pitch Public Relations</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#4- By understanding how people think and behave</h2> <figure id="attachment_213531" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213531" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Drew-DAgostino.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213531" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Drew-DAgostino-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Drew-DAgostino-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Drew-DAgostino-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Drew-DAgostino-768x768.jpg 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Drew-DAgostino.jpg 790w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213531" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Drew D’Agostino</figcaption></figure> <p>To break through the noise, it is vital to understand the person you communicate with. Each individual has a background and experiences unique to themselves that influences their worldview, communication preference, and working style. Ultimately, you can help your company succeed by understanding how people think and behave. If we tap into those preferences and adapt our communication to suit their needs, we can form better<br /> connections and benefit from quicker sales cycles and more opportunities.</p> <p>Thanks to Drew D’Agostino, <a href="https://www.crystalknows.com/">Crystal</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#5- By marketing the old fashioned way</h2> <figure id="attachment_213532" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213532" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Sammy-Shayne.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213532" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Sammy-Shayne-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Sammy-Shayne-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Sammy-Shayne-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Sammy-Shayne.jpg 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Sammy-Shayne-768x768.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213532" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Sammy Shayne</figcaption></figure> <p>We break through all the noise of the information age by <a href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a> the old-fashioned way. All of our talents have been signed through old-fashioned networking. Word of mouth. This works well for any business that fulfills a need and does it well. We take great care of our streamers, and word gets around naturally. We sign more and more talent each day without broader <a href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a> because it is unnecessary. I tell the streamers each day that as long as they are creating undeniably good content, their audience will find them. The same thing can be said of the service that we provide.</p> <p>Thanks to Sammy Shayne, <a href="https://www.couchfame.com/">Couch Fame</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#6- By focussing on a narrow niche</h2> <figure id="attachment_213533" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213533" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Mila-Garcia.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213533" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Mila-Garcia-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Mila-Garcia-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Mila-Garcia-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Mila-Garcia.jpeg 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Mila-Garcia-768x768.jpeg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213533" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Mila Garcia</figcaption></figure> <p>The problem with trying to serve everyone is that in the end, you don’t end up serving anyone, which is especially relevant for service-based businesses like ours. We learned the hard way that trying to adapt our business model to accommodate a wide variety of businesses only makes it harder for people to know if we are the right fit for them. And it is for this reason that we have spent most of our time creating value in the local communities that we serve.</p> <p>Thanks to Mila Garcia, <a href="https://ipaydayloans.com/">iPaydayLoans</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#7- By understanding our audience</h2> <figure id="attachment_213534" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213534" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Amy-Bos.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213534" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Amy-Bos-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Amy-Bos-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Amy-Bos.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213534" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Amy Bos</figcaption></figure> <p>As a COO of the Mediumchat group, I'm responsible for all operations including marketing. In such a digitally cluttered world, it can seem an impossible challenge to break through the noise. From experience, I have found that spending time speaking with our readers helps me to stay on track. We are an incredibly customer-centric team, and through understanding our audience, staying true to our brand, and delivering relevant information at the correct time, we succeed in cutting through the noise.</p> <p>Thanks to Amy Bos, <a href="https://www.mediumchat.co.uk/">Medium Chat</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#8- By keeping a track of the market</h2> <figure id="attachment_213535" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213535" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Peter-King.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213535" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Peter-King-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Peter-King-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Peter-King.jpeg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213535" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Peter King</figcaption></figure> <p>We keep a track of the market for our services. The cut-throat competition in the market enables our customers to choose another company’s services over ours without any regrets, in case we aren’t alert enough. Amidst such competition, our services need to have the uniqueness that would set them apart from the rest of the market. And our uniqueness lies in the fusion of affordability of our services with the quality of services.</p> <p>Thanks to Peter King, <a href="https://authority.builders/">Authority Builders</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#9- By listening</h2> <figure id="attachment_212696" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-212696" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2021/12/images-8.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-212696" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2021/12/images-8-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-212696" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Deborah Sweeney</figcaption></figure> <p>We break through the noise by listening. When you listen, you do not speak. Therefore, you do not contribute to the ongoing noise around you. Instead, you get the chance to hear what everyone is doing and what they are not doing. If you hear people speaking up about needs that are not being met, take note. The more these needs trend, the more you can identify a way for your business to provide them or partner with a like-minded company to offer these services.</p> <p>Thanks to Deborah Sweeney, <a href="https://www.mycorporation.com/">MyCorporation</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#10- By establishing ourselves as a trustworthy brand</h2> <figure id="attachment_213536" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213536" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Ian-Kelly.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213536" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Ian-Kelly-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Ian-Kelly-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Ian-Kelly.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213536" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Ian Kelly</figcaption></figure> <p>As the CBD industry grew, the primary focus of our business was on breaking through the noise and establishing ourselves as a trustworthy brand. Our founders and executives were heavily focused on producing top-notch products that can meet the market demands. We also increased our customer service and marketing budgets which helped us gain reputable status in Denver & beyond. For us, breaking through the noise meant establishing ourselves as a trustworthy, reputable brand in a growing market.</p> <p>Thanks to Ian Kelly, <a href="https://nuleafnaturals.com/">NuLeaf Naturals</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#11- By focusing on my niche</h2> <figure id="attachment_213537" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213537" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Catherine-Mack.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213537" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Catherine-Mack-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213537" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Catherine Mack</figcaption></figure> <p>In today's digital world with so many platforms and channels, we are continuously bombarded with noise. Through experience, I have found that by sitting back and focussing on my niche, real estate, and really listening, I can filter out the unwanted noise. Cutting out the noise lets me understand my audience, what they need, and anticipate future trends. Using this technique, I can deliver relevant content at the right time, and my message sails over the noise, easily reaching its target.</p> <p>Thanks to Catherine Mack, <a href="https://www.housebuyernetwork.com/">House Buyer Network</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#12- By creating a unique brand experience</h2> <figure id="attachment_213538" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213538" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Sam-Nabil.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213538" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Sam-Nabil-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213538" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Sam Nabil</figcaption></figure> <p>Creating a unique brand experience for clients has provided us with the avenue to be authentic. Naya Clinics' Positive Existential Therapy has offered others an alternative to what is already out there in the market. Marketing our counseling approach as innovative has allowed us to make a connection with the younger demographic and because there was faith in our service, we not only sounded different from competitors but we also incorporated a different approach to psychology.</p> <p>Thanks to Sam Nabil, <a href="https://www.nayaclinics.com/">Naya Clinics</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#13- By using a strong marketing strategy</h2> <figure id="attachment_213539" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213539" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Yauhen-Zaremba-scaled.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213539" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Yauhen-Zaremba-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213539" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Yauhen Zaremba</figcaption></figure> <p>We try to stand out from and break through the noise using a strong marketing strategy.<br /> From proper branding to the creation of content that is helpful to others and beyond, marketing is our key to standing out from the crowd. Marketing is more competitive than ever and there are many channels you can take advantage of, but it’s vital to the success of most companies and seems to become more important with every passing day!</p> <p>Thanks to Yauhen Zaremba, <a href="https://www.pandadoc.com/">Pandadoc</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#14- By trusting the team for better engagement</h2> <figure id="attachment_213414" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213414" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/03/Ronald-Williams.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213414" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/03/Ronald-Williams-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/03/Ronald-Williams-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/03/Ronald-Williams.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213414" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Ronald Williams</figcaption></figure> <p>Focus, Focus, and Focus is my simple recipe to break through the noise. I make daily, weekly, and monthly business goals, and then I keep myself focused on them. No matter what happens or in what ways it happens, I remind myself constantly that I have to go the extra mile yet to meet my business goals and this keeps me away from the noise. It doesn’t mean that I am micromanaging, but it is more about delegating and trusting the team for better engagement and <a href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/productivity" title="CEO Hacks - Productivity" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">productivity</a>. Hence, this way, my team also stays away from the noise and gives optimal performance and results beyond expectation.</p> <p>Thanks to Ronald Williams, <a href="https://bestpeoplefinder.com">BestPeopleFinder</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#15- By putting the customer at the forefront</h2> <figure id="attachment_213481" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213481" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Jonathan-Zacks.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213481" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Jonathan-Zacks-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Jonathan-Zacks-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Jonathan-Zacks.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213481" class="w The Top 10 Reasons Why Entrepreneurship Matters In The Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia Area https://dmvceo.com/2022/05/07/the-top-10-reasons-why-entrepreneurship-matters-in-the-washington-dc-maryland-and-virginia-area/ DMV CEO urn:uuid:d5758d3a-e1a7-70b8-0d3a-1ec286c6f836 Sat, 07 May 2022 14:54:19 -0400 Not surprisingly, the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia area is home to a wide variety of industries, with many entrepreneurs that make up this vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. Whether you're looking for an opportunity to start your own business or want to find one in the DMV, there are a lot of organizations and options that &#8230; <p>Not surprisingly, the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia area is home to a wide variety of industries, with many entrepreneurs that make up this vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. Whether you're looking for an opportunity to start your own business or want to find one in the DMV, there are a lot of organizations and options that might offer just what you're looking for.</p> <h2>The Top 10 Reasons Why Entrepreneurship Matters In The DC, Maryland and Virginia Area</h2> <p>1. Entrepreneurship creates jobs and boosts the economy.</p> <p>2. Entrepreunership helps to diversify the economy. This strengthens the DC area's economy and will reduce dependence on one industry.</p> <p>3. Entrepreneurship fosters innovation and creativity.</p> <p>4. Entrepreneurship drives competition and leads to better products and services.</p> <p>5. Entrepreunership promotes risk-taking and encourages people to pursue their dreams.</p> <p>6. Entrepreneurship allows people to be in control of their own lives and careers.</p> <p>7. Entrepreneurship provides opportunities for people from all walks of life, including women, minorities, and immigrants.</p> <p>8. Entrepreneurship helps to build strong communities by providing support and resources for local businesses.</p> <p>9. Entrepreneurship is a source of pride for the DC, Maryland and Virginia area.</p> <p>10. entrepreneurship matters because it is the foundation of the American dream!</p> <h2>How The DC Area Is A Perfect Location For Entrepreneurship</h2> <p>The DC area is a great place for entrepreneurship for a number of reasons.</p> <p>First, the DC area has a large population of highly educated professionals. This provides a ready market for new products and services. There are also many government agencies and businesses located in the DC area, which can provide opportunities for partnerships or contracts.</p> <p>Second, the DC area has a solid economy. This provides a stable environment for businesses to start and grow. There are also many <a href="https://dmvceo.com/resources/">resources available to entrepreneurs in the DC area</a>, such as incubators, accelerators, and funding organizations.</p> <p>Third, the DC area has a diverse population. This allows entrepreneurs to target their products and services to a wide range of consumers. Additionally, the DC area is home to many different cultures, which can provide inspiration for new businesses.</p> <p>Overall, the DC area is an ideal location for entrepreneurship. It has a large population of highly educated professionals, a strong economy, and a diverse population. Additionally, there are many resources available to entrepreneurs in the DC area.</p> <h2>What You Should Know About Starting Your Own Business In The Metro D.C. Area</h2> <p>The D.C. metro area is a great place to start a business. The city has a strong economy with a pretty large population. There are many <a href="https://dmvceo.com/resources/">resources</a> available to entrepreneurs in the area.</p> <p>The D.C. metro area is also a great place to start a business because of the city’s strong economy. The city’s economy is growing and there are many opportunities for entrepreneurs.</p> <p>There are also <a href="https://dmvceo.com/resources/">numerous resources</a> available to entrepreneurs and enterprises in the D.C. metro area. There are incubators, accelerators, and co-working spaces available for startups. There are also many networking events and meetups for entrepreneurs in the area. (<strong><a href="https://dmvceo.com/resources/">Check out some on our resource list: DMV CEO Resources</a></strong>)</p> <p>Overall, the D.C. metro area is a great place to start a business.</p> <h2>4 Tips For Thinkers And Dreamers Looking For A Home In the Greater DC Region</h2> <p>The DC, Maryland and Virginia area is a great place to start or grow a business. The region is home to a wealth of <a href="https://dmvceo.com/resources/">resources</a> for entrepreneurs, including a strong workforce, easy access to capital, and a supportive ecosystem.</p> <p>There are many reasons why entrepreneurship matters in the DC area. Here are four of the most important:</p> <ol> <li>The workforce is highly educated and skilled.</li> <li>The region has easy access to capital.</li> <li>There is a supportive ecosystem for entrepreneurs.</li> <li>The DC area is a great place to live and work.</li> </ol> <h2>Why You Should Pursue Entrepreneurship</h2> <p>There are many reasons why you should pursue entrepreneurship in the DC, Maryland and Virginia area.</p> <p>First, this is a great area for starting and growing businesses. The DC area has a strong economy and a large number of businesses. This provides a good environment for entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses.</p> <p>Second, the DC area is home to many government agencies and businesses. This provides opportunities for entrepreneurs to sell their products and services to these organizations.</p> <p>Third, the DC area is a great place to network with other entrepreneurs. There are many networking events and organizations that entrepreneurs can join. This helps them meet other entrepreneurs and learn from their experiences.</p> <p>Overall, entrepreneurship matters in the DC, Maryland and Virginia area because it provides opportunities for entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses. This is a great place to network with other entrepreneurs and sell their products and services to government agencies and businesses.</p> IAM1363 – Author Helps Entrepreneurs Develop Instant Credibility by Writing a Book https://dmvceo.com/2022/05/07/iam1363-author-helps-entrepreneurs-develop-instant-credibility-by-writing-a-book/ DMV CEO urn:uuid:3301a383-9c09-8a98-fce3-57a3fe737d90 Sat, 07 May 2022 12:23:42 -0400 Tom Pfeifer is a 35-plus-year professional writer and editor. He self-published his first book on speech-writing in 2016. His second book, in which he provides writers of all skill sets with tools to write more clearly, concisely, and consistently, will be published by Greenleaf Book Group. He now helps entrepreneurs to stand out among their &#8230; <p>Tom Pfeifer is a 35-plus-year professional writer and editor. He self-published his first book on speech-writing in 2016. His second book, in which he provides writers of all skill sets with tools to write more clearly, concisely, and consistently, will be published by Greenleaf Book Group. He now helps entrepreneurs to stand out among their competitors, develop instant credibility with their clients, and greatly increase their earning potential by identifying their niche and writing and publishing a book.</p> <p>CEO Story: Carrying a pen in his pocket since he was seven years old. Worked for many years in a newspaper company and</p> <p><a href="https://iamceo.co/2022/05/07/iam1363-author-helps-entrepreneurs-develop-instant-credibility-by-writing-a-book/">Listen to the full podcast. This is Originally posted here.</a></p> Is Entrepreneurship a Good Major? 11 Entrepreneurs Weigh In https://teach.ceoblognation.com/2022/05/06/is-entrepreneurship-a-good-major-11-entrepreneurs-weigh-in/ Teach a CEO urn:uuid:8219e3b4-4653-511f-ef8b-255206b56505 Fri, 06 May 2022 12:16:23 -0400 Is business entrepreneurship a good major? Give one reason why (or why not) incoming college students should consider majoring in entrepreneurship. To help incoming college students determine whether or not to major in entrepreneurship, we asked successful entrepreneurs and small business owners this question for their best insights. From taking advantage of the networking possibilities &#8230; <p><span style="font-weight: 400">Is business entrepreneurship a good major? Give one reason why (or why not) incoming college students should consider majoring in entrepreneurship.</span><span style="font-weight: 400"><br /> </span><span style="font-weight: 400"><br /> </span><span style="font-weight: 400">To help incoming college students determine whether or not to major in entrepreneurship, we asked successful entrepreneurs and small business owners this question for their best insights. From taking advantage of the networking possibilities to gaining practical and essential skills, there are several viewpoints that may help you decide if entrepreneurship is a good major for you. </span><span style="font-weight: 400"><br /> </span><span style="font-weight: 400"><br /> </span><span style="font-weight: 400">Here are 11 considerations for majoring in entrepreneurship:</span><span style="font-weight: 400"><br /> </span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Take Advantage of the Networking Possibilities</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Develop Your Personal and Professional Brand</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Learn Business Strategies</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Create a Business Model</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Prepare For The Future </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Develop Reasoning Skills</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Source Funding Opportunities</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Think Like a Leader</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Determine Your Business Goals First </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Diversify Your Education </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Gain Practical and Essential Skills </span></li> </ul> <h3><b>Take Advantage of the Networking Possibilities </b></h3> <p><span style="font-weight: 400">Business entrepreneurship is a good idea for the sake of networking opportunities. Many university programs connect majors with alumni networks or entrepreneur groups. Students can find mentors through these networks, and the groups can be a source of continual learning after graduation. Not to mention, these introductions can form the basis for future business ventures and relationships. Entrepreneurial majors connect aspiring founders with the resources most likely to benefit their careers.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400">Michael Alexis, </span><a href="https://teambuilding.com"><span style="font-weight: 400">TeamBuilding</span></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3><b>Develop Your Personal and Professional Brand</b></h3> <p><span style="font-weight: 400">Every business begins with an idea, but how do you successfully build a brand around that idea? It takes effort, skill, and resilience. Majoring in entrepreneurship can give you the tools you need to develop a memorable personal and professional brand. You can also learn indispensable knowledge about how to <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">market</a> your brand and help it grow to its full potential.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400">Randall Smalley, </span><a href="https://www.cruiseamerica.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400">Cruise America</span></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3><b>Learn Business Strategies</b></h3> <p><span style="font-weight: 400">There is no single path to success in business. What worked for others might work for you, or it might not. If you aspire to start your own business or help others do so, you need to learn how to get a company off the ground and make it a success. Entrepreneurship <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/program-courses" title="CEO Hacks - Program &amp; Courses" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">classes</a> can show you all the different options out there, exposing you to a wide variety of business strategies and how to implement them.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400">Debra Hildebrand, </span><a href="https://www.hildebrandsolutions.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400">Hildebrand Solutions, LLC</span></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3><b>Create a Business Model</b></h3> <p><span style="font-weight: 400">To build a business from the ground up, you need a business model to work from. A business model shows you and others how you intend to create value from your business idea. Since it is basically the blueprint of your business, you need to learn how to draft a successful business model. Studying entrepreneurship can teach you how to create one that will help you reach your business goals.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400">Nick Santora, </span><a href="http://curricula.com"><span style="font-weight: 400">Curricula</span></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3><b>Prepare For The Future </b></h3> <p><span style="font-weight: 400">If you're thinking of or already attending any type of college of business, consider entrepreneurship as a major. You see, being an entrepreneur is the clear path to the future. Traditional business models are beginning to disappear, and you have to be both innovative and creative to keep up these days. Learning the skills that every entrepreneur should possess will be a major requirement as we move deeper into a digital age. Plus, these skills will open up a wide variety of exciting industries.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400">Lauren Kleinman, </span><a href="https://www.thequalityedit.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400">The Quality Edit</span></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3><b>Develop Reasoning Skills</b></h3> <p><span style="font-weight: 400">Majoring in entrepreneurship is about more than studying how to start and run a business. Students need to learn how to develop the sort of critical, analytical, and strategic thinking skills business leaders should have in their toolkit. With such reasoning skills, you can then develop the flexibility and resilience needed to launch a business and weather any storms.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400">Eric Blumenthal, </span><a href="https://zoeprint.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400">Zoe Print</span></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3><b>Source Funding Opportunities</b></h3> <p><span style="font-weight: 400">Many aspiring entrepreneurs believe that their only funding option is to secure a business loan. The truth is far more complicated, but in a good way. Entrepreneurship majors will be introduced to the many different ways they can source funding opportunities. You'll learn about angel investors, home equity lines of credit, crowdfunding, and more. Majoring in entrepreneurship is a great opportunity to learn about different funding opportunities beyond business loans.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400">Henry Babicheknko, </span><a href="https://stomadentlab.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400">Stomadent</span></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3><b>Think Like a Leader</b></h3> <p><span style="font-weight: 400">Leaders aren't really born; They're made, and before you can become a leader, you need to learn to think like one. There are few better ways to do this than by studying entrepreneurship. Through your studies, you will come across examples of leaders you'd be wise to emulate. By following their examples and lessons, you will learn how to think like a leader when making business decisions in the future.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400">Lily Yu, </span><a href="https://www.oakspringsrealty.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400">Oak Springs Realty</span></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3><b>Determine Your Business Goals First </b></h3> <p><span style="font-weight: 400">Majoring in business entrepreneurship can be helpful, but it’s not necessary to become a successful business leader. If you major in business, whether with entrepreneurship, <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a>, or management focuses, you will learn key terms and develop skills by completing projects. You will draft business plans and <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a> strategies, practice pitching, and learn how to manage <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/financial" title="CEO Hacks - Financial" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">finances</a>. </span><span style="font-weight: 400"><br /> </span> <span style="font-weight: 400"><br /> </span><span style="font-weight: 400">However, some successful entrepreneurs did not receive a degree in entrepreneurship. Some of them haven’t received a degree at all. When deciding if an entrepreneurial focus is for you, determine your business goals. If you want to get involved in a corporation, you can opt for a general business degree from a reputable school. If you want to start your own business, an entrepreneurship focus might not assure your success, but it can be a helpful supplement and an opportunity to network.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400">Justin Soleimani, </span><a href="http://tumbleliving.com"><span style="font-weight: 400">Tumble</span></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3><b>Diversify Your Education</b></h3> <p><span style="font-weight: 400">Business entrepreneurship can be a great major, if you’re already learning valuable skills from your side jobs. I began work as a home services provider, and on the foundation of those skills, I eventually started up my own home services tech company. Both my business education and my experience painting homes still contribute to the work I do now as CEO&#8211;so as long as your diversifying your education, you should be well set.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400">John Jacob, </span><a href="http://hoistup.com"><span style="font-weight: 400">Hoist</span></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3><b>Gain Practical and Essential Skills</b></h3> <p><span style="font-weight: 400">As a major, business entrepreneurship imparts to incoming college students several practical and essential skills as well as loads of theoretical knowledge. And all this comes in handy irrespective of industry or job profile. From creative thinking, risk-taking, and networking to communication, customer service, and problem-solving, formal education in entrepreneurship equip several critical skills that one can develop and master over time. And when it’s a major, the studies are in-depth and the knowledge updated.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400">Eva Taylor, </span><a href="https://wpbuffs.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400">WP Buffs</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://terkel.io"><span style="font-weight: 400">Terkel</span></a><i><span style="font-weight: 400"> creates community-driven content featuring expert insights. Sign up at </span></i><a href="https://terkel.io"><span style="font-weight: 400">terkel.io</span></a><i><span style="font-weight: 400"> to answer questions and get published. </span></i></p> IAM1361 – Entrepreneur Launches Company to Help Women Who Suffer from Pelvic, Vulvar Pain https://healthyceo.co/2022/05/05/iam1361-entrepreneur-launches-company-to-help-women-who-suffer-from-pelvic-vulvar-pain/ Healthy CEO urn:uuid:d563ba2c-29d5-f986-6905-32005d0c1f08 Thu, 05 May 2022 19:45:22 -0400 <p>Tara suffered from Endometriosis and had many pelvic surgeries beginning at the age of 11. After creating a device to help with my Vulvodynia, a condition that causes painful intercourse, She and her business partner started a company based in Sarasota, Fl. dedicated to helping the estimated one-in-seven women in the US who suffer from &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://healthyceo.co/2022/05/05/iam1361-entrepreneur-launches-company-to-help-women-who-suffer-from-pelvic-vulvar-pain/">IAM1361 – Entrepreneur Launches Company to Help Women Who Suffer from Pelvic, Vulvar Pain</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://healthyceo.co">Healthy CEO</a>.</p> <p>Tara suffered from Endometriosis and had many pelvic surgeries beginning at the age of 11. After creating a device to help with my Vulvodynia, a condition that causes painful intercourse, She and her business partner started a company based in Sarasota, Fl. dedicated to helping the estimated one-in-seven women in the US who suffer from pelvic, vulvar pain. The VuVa Magnetic Vaginal Dilator has been clinically proven to relieve pelvic pain and sexual discomfort and has improved the lives of women seeking sexual normalcy. They have helped over 10,000 women in the past two years.<br /> Doctors Can Say The Darndest Things</p> <p><a href="https://iamceo.co/2022/05/05/iam1361-entrepreneur-launches-company-to-help-women-who-suffer-from-pelvic-vulvar-pain/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Listen to the full podcast. This is Originally posted here.</a></p><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://healthyceo.co/2022/05/05/iam1361-entrepreneur-launches-company-to-help-women-who-suffer-from-pelvic-vulvar-pain/">IAM1361 – Entrepreneur Launches Company to Help Women Who Suffer from Pelvic, Vulvar Pain</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://healthyceo.co">Healthy CEO</a>.</p> IAM1360 – After Practicing for Over 20 Years, Physician Follows Her Life’s Calling https://healthyceo.co/2022/05/04/iam1360-after-practicing-for-over-20-years-physician-follows-her-lifes-calling/ Healthy CEO urn:uuid:32b41459-1c56-9474-b9d3-3f8f543efbcf Wed, 04 May 2022 19:36:22 -0400 <p>Dr. Nicole Rochester is a physician, former caregiver to her late father, and the CEO of Your GPS Doc, LLC. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University, attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and completed her residency training in Washington, DC. After practicing medicine for almost 20 years, she left a &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://healthyceo.co/2022/05/04/iam1360-after-practicing-for-over-20-years-physician-follows-her-lifes-calling/">IAM1360 – After Practicing for Over 20 Years, Physician Follows Her Life’s Calling</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://healthyceo.co">Healthy CEO</a>.</p> <p>Dr. Nicole Rochester is a physician, former caregiver to her late father, and the CEO of Your GPS Doc, LLC. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University, attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and completed her residency training in Washington, DC. After practicing medicine for almost 20 years, she left a rewarding career in clinical and academic medicine to follow what she believes is her life's calling.</p> <p>CEO Story: Dr. Nicole’s experience as a personal caregiver to her late father, has opened her eyes to the needs of others which led her to do something and made</p> <p><a href="https://iamceo.co/2022/05/04/iam1360-after-practicing-for-over-20-years-physician-follows-her-lifes-calling/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Listen to the full podcast. This is Originally posted here.</a></p><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://healthyceo.co/2022/05/04/iam1360-after-practicing-for-over-20-years-physician-follows-her-lifes-calling/">IAM1360 – After Practicing for Over 20 Years, Physician Follows Her Life’s Calling</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://healthyceo.co">Healthy CEO</a>.</p> 25 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Names https://hear.ceoblognation.com/2022/05/04/25-entrepreneurs-explain-how-they-came-up-with-their-business-names-3/ Hearpreneur urn:uuid:c0dae20c-223e-3862-6bb4-a2625ee51a2b Wed, 04 May 2022 12:16:02 -0400 <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 &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/2022/05/04/25-entrepreneurs-explain-how-they-came-up-with-their-business-names-3/">25 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Names</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com">Hearpreneur</a>.</p> <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 there are some people who study foreign words for the perfect meaning behind their chosen business. Whatever the inspiration or relation may be, the naming of 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- To show our heritage</h2> <figure id="attachment_213474" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213474" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Yulia-Drummond.jpg"><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213474" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Yulia-Drummond-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213474" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Yulia Drummond</figcaption></figure> <p>When we set out to create a name for our business, we knew we had to set ourselves apart from other womens’ boutique swimwear. We settled on Voda Swim because it’s evocative; “Voda” means water in Russian, and being Russian, we wanted to incorporate a part of our heritage into the company name. Voda is something we associate with peace, tranquility, and flexibility. Our swimwear line was designed with all-female bodies in mind because we want all of our customers to feel laid back and relaxed in our swimwear.</p> <p>Thanks to Yulia Drummond, <a href="https://www.vodaswim.com/">Voda Swim</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#2- Based on my city's name</h2> <figure id="attachment_213476" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213476" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Jordan-Dwayne.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213476" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Jordan-Dwayne-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213476" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Jordan Duran</figcaption></figure> <p>My business name, ‘6 Ice,’ is deeply rooted in the spirit of Toronto and hip-hop culture. Toronto gets its nickname the “six” because the city was originally broken up into six different cities&#8211;hence the ‘6’in my company’s name. The ‘Ice’ is inspired by the cutting-edge technology that I pride myself on to create jewelry that captures the essence of urban fashion and street culture. The word ‘ice’ is also frequently used in urban culture to describe high-end jewelry, typically in the form of diamonds that are worn in either necklaces, rings, chains, or earrings.</p> <p>Thanks to Jordan Duran, <a href="https://6ixice.com/">6 ICE</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#3- Based on our main three drives</h2> <figure id="attachment_213477" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213477" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Chris-Peng.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213477" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Chris-Peng-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Chris-Peng-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Chris-Peng.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213477" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Chris Peng</figcaption></figure> <p>The journey to naming our company Labfront has three main drivers behind it. The first reflects our mission to help our primary customers. The second driver was giving our team a clear direction to focus on. The final driver was the availability of the name in the digital domain- this is important as our platform utilizes cloud technologies, smart wearable devices, and apps to optimize the data collection and analysis to aid researchers to achieve their goals.</p> <p>Thanks to Chris Peng, <a href="https://www.labfront.com/">Labfront</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2><span style="color: #000000">#4- Features no ambiguity about what we do </span></h2> <figure id="attachment_213478" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213478" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Clare-Jones.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213478" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Clare-Jones-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Clare-Jones-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Clare-Jones-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Clare-Jones-768x768.jpg 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Clare-Jones.jpg 810w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213478" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Clare Jones</figcaption></figure> <p>We opted for an extremely simple business name that features no ambiguity about what we do and what we offer to clients. As a relatively small business looking to compete in a highly saturated market, it was important for us to ensure that our business name and <a href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">website</a> URL matched to provide potential clients with the best possible chance to find us. Having a simple name that directly relates to your offering also makes it much easier to rank on Google, allowing us to capture traffic.</p> <p>Thanks to Clare Jones, <a href="https://officespace.com.au/">OfficeSpaceAU</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#5-Wanted it to be catchy</h2> <figure id="attachment_213479" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213479" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Barbara-Provost.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213479" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Barbara-Provost-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213479" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Barbara Provost</figcaption></figure> <p>There are so many things to think about when starting a business. For me, naming my business was the easiest of all. I didn’t use focus groups. I didn’t even ask other people what they thought about the name I loved from the first time it popped into my mind. Working in the <a href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/financial" title="CEO Hacks - Financial" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">financial</a> industry, I discovered that women hold the purse strings. There was nothing else to think about. Purse Strings was the name! It’s feminine with a subtle, but thoughtful, suggestion of power. It’s fun, catchy, and memorable. The name caught on immediately.</p> <p>Thanks to Barbara Provost, <a href="https://pursestrings.co/">Purse Strings</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#6- Based on a client's review</h2> <figure id="attachment_213480" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213480" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Bea-Chan.png"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213480" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Bea-Chan-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Bea-Chan-150x150.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Bea-Chan-300x297.png 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Bea-Chan.png 600w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213480" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Bea Chan</figcaption></figure> <p>I was actually operating without a name for the first 3 months until one day a client told me that I gave him the kick in the ass he needed. I liked how that sounded and it spoke to my tough-love nature, but I was concerned it may be too aggressive. After a few days of mulling it over, I bit the bullet and adopted the name AKITA &#8216;A Kick In The Ass' Agency. Turns out I had nothing to worry about because people LOVE it &#8211; they think it's clever and funny. Now I wear the name proudly!</p> <p>Thanks to Bea Chan, <a href="https://akitagency.com/">AKITA Agency</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2><span style="color: #000000">#7- Based on what we do </span></h2> <figure id="attachment_213482" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213482" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Aseem-Kishore-april-22.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213482" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Aseem-Kishore-april-22-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Aseem-Kishore-april-22-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Aseem-Kishore-april-22.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213482" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Aseem Kishore</figcaption></figure> <p>I quit my office job to pursue my career in blogging and here's how I came up with my<br /> business name HelpDeskGeek. The objective of HelpDeskGeek is to help people with their tech-related problems. Just like a help desk in your office where you can go to get IT-related help. This is why we envision ourselves to be a virtual help desk where people can come for their tech hiccups and we will help them navigate. Geek refers to the tech nerds that run this blog, which means me and my bunch of tech geeks!</p> <p>Thanks to Aseem Kishore, <a href="https://helpdeskgeek.com/">Help Desk Geek</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#8- I made a list then chose the best and shortest</h2> <figure id="attachment_213483" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213483" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Ray-Charles.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213483" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Ray-Charles-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Ray-Charles-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Ray-Charles-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Ray-Charles-768x768.jpg 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Ray-Charles.jpg 800w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213483" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit; Ray Charles</figcaption></figure> <p>I had a great time coming up with my business name. It was a fun process where I came up with a list of different ideas and then boiled them down to the best one. I ended up choosing my business name because it was short, memorable, and easy to spell. My business is in the HVAC industry and I settled for Household Air as it immediately telegraphs what I do in a small space. To me (and my customers), the name is easy to recall and directly explains my business.</p> <p>Thanks to Ray Charles, <a href="https://householdair.com/">HouseHoldAir</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#9- Represent what I do</h2> <figure id="attachment_213484" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213484" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Goodell-David.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213484" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Goodell-David-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Goodell-David-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Goodell-David.jpg 225w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213484" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Goodell David</figcaption></figure> <p>My business name is Woodworking Clarity. When I was thinking of a suitable name, I knew I wanted something that was related to woodworking since that's what the blog is all about; and also, something to imply that I am superior at it. The name Woodworking implies an understanding of woodworking. The name Clarity implies that I know what I'm talking about. in short, WOODWORKING CLARITY means I am a seasoned woodworker who can dispense all woodworking solutions with utmost ease.</p> <p>Thanks to Goodell David, <a href="https://woodworkingclarity.com/">Woodworking Clarity</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#10- Simple and straightforward</h2> <figure id="attachment_213485" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213485" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Isla-Zyair.png"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213485" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Isla-Zyair-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213485" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Isla Zyair</figcaption></figure> <p>We wanted our name to be as easy and straightforward as possible, both to our target audience and to Google. We chose ‘Obesity Controllers Association’ because it already mentions the problem we’re trying to solve and presents us as the solution to it. To anyone who comes across our company’s name, it is immediately obvious that we provide solutions to a problem that people want to know about.</p> <p>Thanks to Isla Zyair, <a href="https://obesitycontroller.com/">Obesitycontroller</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#11- From the most extraordinary animal on the planet</h2> <figure id="attachment_213486" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213486" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Nico-Blier-Silvestri.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213486" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Nico-Blier-Silvestri-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Nico-Blier-Silvestri-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Nico-Blier-Silvestri.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213486" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Nico Blier-Silvestri</figcaption></figure> <p>We named our company after one of the most extraordinary animals on the planet – the platypus, for a reason. Only in the right environment can the platypus come into existence, develop and thrive. We strongly believe that this also holds true for everyone who is joining a new organization. And so, we set ourselves on the mission to help organizations understand their culture better and make sure every employee, whether current or future, has the opportunity to prosper.</p> <p>Thanks to Nico Blier-Silvestri, <a href="https://www.platypus.io/">Platypus</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#12- Reflects on the main focus of my business</h2> <figure id="attachment_213487" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213487" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Brian-Bram.png"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213487" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Brian-Bram-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Brian-Bram-150x150.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Brian-Bram-300x300.png 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Brian-Bram.png 395w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213487" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Brian Bram</figcaption></figure> <p>I was always interested in fitness and strength training, and I eventually decided to start my own business- Home Gym Strength. I wanted a name that would reflect the main focus of my business. Providing high-quality strength training equipment for people who want to work out at home. I also wanted a name that would be memorable and easily recognizable. After brainstorming for a while, I came up with the name home gym strength.</p> <p>Thanks to Brian Bram, <a href="https://homegymstrength.com/">Home Gym Strength</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2><span style="color: #000000">#13- Got it from the Internet</span></h2> <figure id="attachment_213488" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213488" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Shivam-Sharma.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213488" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Shivam-Sharma-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Shivam-Sharma-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Shivam-Sharma.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213488" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Shivam Sharma</figcaption></figure> <p>While searching for a business name for my blog I wanted to grab every social media custom URL so I searched on the Namche <a href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">website</a> which helps you find if the username is taken on different <a href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">websites</a> or not. I got a suggestion of blogging <a href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/hr" title="CEO Hacks - Human Resources &amp; Human Capital" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">capital</a> and I grabbed it. The reason for this was I wanted to grab the most out of SEO as if you have different custom URLs it will take Google some time to figure out your social fortress but if all URLs are the same then google picks it up immediately.</p> <p>Thanks to Shivam Sharma, <a href="https://bloggingcapital.com/">Blogging Capital</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#14- Named after my address</h2> <figure id="attachment_213502" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213502" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Larisa-Pitkevich-a.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-213502" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Larisa-Pitkevich-a-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Larisa-Pitkevich-a-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Larisa-Pitkevich-a-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Larisa-Pitkevich-a-1024x1024.jpg 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Larisa-Pitkevich-a-768x768.jpg 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Larisa-Pitkevich-a.jpg 1418w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-213502" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Larisa Pitkevich</figcaption></figure> <p>I owe a fashion brand named t7berlin. It is more, important to find a brand name, which is easy to keep in mind, easy to remember, easy to divide from other brands, and easy to pronounce. After spending a lot of time and being out of the fantasy, I took care of some paperwork and have just realized, while looking at my address, that it is a perfect solution: a combination of letters and figures sounds modern. So, t7berlin &#8211; is just an abbreviation of the first letter of the street, where I live, 7- is the house number and Berlin is the city- of Berlin. I must say, it was the best solution, Exactly what I wanted.</p> <p>Thanks to Larisa Pitkevich, <a href="https://www.t7berlin.com/en">t7berlin</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#15- On my personal journey</h2> <figure id="attachment_213490" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-213490" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/2/2022/04/Marty-Spargo-april-22.jpg"> IAM1359 – Manager helps different Industries in their digital marketing https://healthyceo.co/2022/05/03/iam1359-manager-helps-different-industries-in-their-digital-marketing/ Healthy CEO urn:uuid:f56b1f00-771f-9c99-7f85-5a06ee786c44 Tue, 03 May 2022 19:24:35 -0400 <p>Joe Sanfilippo is a young professional who on any given day can be referred to as a number of different things such as digital marketer, entrepreneur, investor, executive producer, and talent manager. As the Manager of Growth &#038; Partnerships at a digital marketing agency, Today's Business, Joe has helped close millions of dollars in new &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://healthyceo.co/2022/05/03/iam1359-manager-helps-different-industries-in-their-digital-marketing/">IAM1359 – Manager helps different Industries in their digital marketing</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://healthyceo.co">Healthy CEO</a>.</p> <p>Joe Sanfilippo is a young professional who on any given day can be referred to as a number of different things such as digital marketer, entrepreneur, investor, executive producer, and talent manager. As the Manager of Growth & Partnerships at a digital marketing agency, Today's Business, Joe has helped close millions of dollars in new business, managed award-winning influencer marketing campaigns, and was the executive producer for a docuseries that was named one of the best Sports Documentaries in 2021 by GearMoose. Joe is also the Co-Founder of Undrafted Ventures which possesses equity in a number of different businesses like</p> <p><a href="https://iamceo.co/2022/05/03/iam1359-manager-helps-different-industries-in-their-digital-marketing/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Listen to the full podcast. This is Originally posted here.</a></p><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://healthyceo.co/2022/05/03/iam1359-manager-helps-different-industries-in-their-digital-marketing/">IAM1359 – Manager helps different Industries in their digital marketing</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://healthyceo.co">Healthy CEO</a>.</p> Career Strategist Helps Professionals Improve Their Overall Image https://cbnation.tv/2022/05/02/career-strategist-helps-professionals-improve-their-overall-image/ CBNation TV – Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business urn:uuid:575112c5-162a-cc5b-7b14-29aa33c15011 Mon, 02 May 2022 12:08:42 -0400 <p>Elizabeth Koraca is a Career Strategist and Media Contributor in Los Angeles &#038; New York City. She helps business professionals improve their image, messaging, and personal branding. She coaches and trains executives to reach their full potential by using a proven step-by-step program to sharpen presentation, interview, and communication skills. Representative clients include professionals at &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv/2022/05/02/career-strategist-helps-professionals-improve-their-overall-image/">Career Strategist Helps Professionals Improve Their Overall Image</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="alignnone size-full wp-image-29644" src="https://iamceo.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2020/10/Copy-of-I-am-CEO-Podcast-Season-3-2020-10-10T161415.417.png" alt="" width="1280" height="720" /></p> <p>Elizabeth Koraca is a Career Strategist and Media Contributor in Los Angeles & New York City. She helps business professionals improve their image, messaging, and personal branding. She coaches and trains executives to reach their full potential by using a proven step-by-step program to sharpen presentation, interview, and communication skills. Representative clients include professionals at Google, Square, Facebook, Morgan Stanley, Pfizer, and many prominent New York-based hedge funds.</p> <p>Previously, Elizabeth was a TV News Anchor for Reuters, where she ran the New York US/China TV business News Desk. She has interviewed hundreds of the world’s top CEOs and investors, such as Blackstone’s Stephen Schwarzman, Jim Rogers, and Wilbur Ross. Elizabeth is also a TV Contributor and a regular on CNN, Fox News and Cheddar TV. Her advice has been featured in print publications New York Magazine, NASDAQ, Entrepreneur and more.</p> <ul> <li><strong>CEO Hack: </strong>I get my motivation by remembering my purpose and my why</li> <li><strong>CEO Nugget: </strong>You don't have to know everything right now, Don't compare yourself with others and take your time towards your goal</li> <li><strong>CEO Defined: </strong>Being able to help others, make your own decision and be your own boss</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://cbnation.tv/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Website</a>: <a href="http://www.elizabethkoraca.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.elizabethkoraca.com</a></p> <p>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/ElizabethKoraca" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">@elizabethkoraca</a></p> <p>Facebook: <a href="https://web.facebook.com/ElizabethKoraca/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://web.facebook.com/ElizabethKoraca/</a></p> <p>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/elizabethkoraca/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.instagram.com/elizabethkoraca/</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethkoraca/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethkoraca/</a></p> <h2>Full Interview:</h2> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="Career Strategist Helps Professionals Improve Their Overall Image" width="1220" height="686" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/GyfvvpubPQ0?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/2022/05/02/career-strategist-helps-professionals-improve-their-overall-image/">Career Strategist Helps Professionals Improve Their Overall Image</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv">CBNation TV - Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business</a>.</p> Author Introduced as “The happiest man I know” https://cbnation.tv/2022/05/02/author-introduced-as-the-happiest-man-i-know/ CBNation TV – Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business urn:uuid:91b4a4e6-24db-e205-166b-e907d07cdcb7 Mon, 02 May 2022 11:19:23 -0400 <p>Author of a trilogy of books on confidence: Lead a Life of Confidence, Stand Out From The Crowd&#8230;without having point and laugh, One With The Universe. Dale has been introduced as &#8220;The happiest man I know.&#8221; The impetus for his books on confidence came from the fact that with 18 months over a half dozen &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv/2022/05/02/author-introduced-as-the-happiest-man-i-know/">Author Introduced as “The happiest man I know”</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="alignnone size-full wp-image-12243" src="https://iamceo.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/08/Copy-of-I-am-CEO-Podcast-Season-2-24.png" alt="" width="1280" height="720" /></p> <p>Author of a trilogy of <a href="https://cbnation.tv/books" title="CEO Hacks - Books" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">books</a> on confidence: Lead a Life of Confidence, Stand Out From The Crowd&#8230;without having point and laugh, One With The Universe. Dale has been introduced as &#8220;The happiest man I know.&#8221; The impetus for his <a href="https://cbnation.tv/books" title="CEO Hacks - Books" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">books</a> on confidence came from the fact that with 18 months over a half dozen people told him &#8220;I want your life.&#8221; Since then many more have echoed that sentiment.</p> <ul> <li><strong>CEO Hack: </strong>Creating and sustaining alignment</li> <li><strong>CEO Nugget: </strong>Manage energy and not time</li> <li><strong>CEO Defined: </strong>One who finds a way to serve a need in the marketplace guided by values</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://cbnation.tv/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Website</a>: <a href="https://teachingconfidence.com/">https://teachingconfidence.com/</a></p> <p>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/dalefurtwengler?lang=en">@DaleFurtwengler</a><br /> LinkedIn: <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/dalefurtwengler/,">https://www.linkedin.com/in/dalefurtwengler/</a><br /> Facebook: <a href="https://web.facebook.com/TeachingConfidence?_rdc=1&_rdr">https://www.facebook.com/TeachingConfidence</a></p> <h2>Full Interview:</h2> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="Author Introduced as “The happiest man I know”" width="1220" height="686" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Kset_5eeALM?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/2022/05/02/author-introduced-as-the-happiest-man-i-know/">Author Introduced as “The happiest man I know”</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: GRIND IN SILENCE, SHOCK THEM WITH YOUR SUCCESS https://hear.ceoblognation.com/2022/05/02/monday-motivation-grind-in-silence-shock-them-with-your-success/ Hearpreneur urn:uuid:db95036a-9639-29bd-5597-65fa2f16c047 Mon, 02 May 2022 09:16:36 -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: There is no better time than now to start moving in the direction you want When you have confidence in yourself, negativity means very little It is a you &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/2022/05/02/monday-motivation-grind-in-silence-shock-them-with-your-success/">Monday Motivation: GRIND IN SILENCE, SHOCK THEM WITH YOUR SUCCESS</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com">Hearpreneur</a>.</p> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="GRIND IN SILENCE, SHOCK THEM WITH YOUR SUCCESS | Powerful Motivational Speech" width="1220" height="686" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wWNGTUCLWJ8?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>There is no better time than now to start moving in the direction you want</li> <li>When you have confidence in yourself, negativity means very little</li> <li>It is a you versus you situation and not you versus the world situation</li> <li>Be at peace, life is happening for you not to you</li> <li>The closer you are to the truth the more silent you become inside</li> </ul> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/2022/05/02/monday-motivation-grind-in-silence-shock-them-with-your-success/">Monday Motivation: GRIND IN SILENCE, SHOCK THEM WITH YOUR SUCCESS</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com">Hearpreneur</a>.</p> 30 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Advertise Their Businesses https://teach.ceoblognation.com/2022/05/01/30-entrepreneurs-explain-how-they-advertise-their-businesses/ Teach a CEO urn:uuid:129cdb50-4882-3a4d-3df7-86233824ebc2 Sun, 01 May 2022 12:16:53 -0400 Whether directly or passively, promoting your business is an important step to getting clients for your business.  A little planning and some budget allocation for advertising will get you moving in the right direction and with the advancement of online marketing, there are various options you can choose from. For example, you can start with your &#8230; <p>Whether directly or passively, promoting your business is an important step to getting clients for your business.  A little planning and some budget allocation for advertising will get you moving in the right direction and with the advancement of online <a class="pretty-link-keyword" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising & PR" href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" rel="">marketing</a>, there are various options you can choose from. For example, you can start with your existing networks, give away some products or set up digital ads.</p> <p>Here’s how entrepreneurs and business owners <a class="pretty-link-keyword" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising & PR" href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" rel="">advertise</a> their businesses.</p> <h2>#1- By sharing expertise</h2> <figure id="attachment_106309" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106309" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Sha-Cannon-a.jpg"><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106309" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Sha-Cannon-a-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106309" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Sha'Cannon</figcaption></figure> <p>As the owner of a small business where I work behind the scenes for other small business owners, it’s not only hard to explain what I do as a Fractional Chief Operating Officer for my clients, but also hard to <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">advertise</a> the results. To overcome these obstacles, I’ve leaned into sharing my expertise rather than my client results. To do so, I share my expertise on podcasts, social media, virtual speaking stages, and online magazines with contributing writing. Any expert can do the same to borrow large audiences.</p> <p>Thanks to Sha'Cannon, <a href="http://shacannon.com/">ShaCannon</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#2- By doing online brand partnerships</h2> <figure id="attachment_106310" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106310" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Mila-Garcia.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106310" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Mila-Garcia-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Mila-Garcia-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Mila-Garcia-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Mila-Garcia.jpeg 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Mila-Garcia-768x768.jpeg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106310" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Mila Garcia</figcaption></figure> <p>As personal finance brokers, our biggest challenge is not finding customers but rather placing ourselves in front of them when they need us most. And it is for this reason that we invest most of our advertising dollars in SEO and online brand partnerships because raising our brand awareness online is the most effective way for us to reach clients that may be looking for <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/financial" title="CEO Hacks - Financial" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">financial</a> assistance but have no idea where to start looking for lenders.</p> <p>Thanks to Mila Garcia, <a href="https://ipaydayloans.com/">iPaydayLoans</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#3- Using optimized SEO</h2> <figure id="attachment_106176" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106176" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/03/Stephan-Baldwin.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106176" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/03/Stephan-Baldwin-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/03/Stephan-Baldwin-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/03/Stephan-Baldwin-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/03/Stephan-Baldwin-768x768.jpg 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/03/Stephan-Baldwin.jpg 1000w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106176" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Stephan Baldwin</figcaption></figure> <p>I use optimized SEO for advertising my Assisted Living business. My team leverages the power of search engines and Google’s ranking requirements to push our page visibility for target personas. I’m proud to say that our efforts are paying off: Currently, Assisted Living has the fastest loading pages for both desktop and mobile among our competitors. We’ve also coupled this with community reviews on major networks like Facebook to strengthen our social proof. It’s 2022, and we’re set on making technology work for us in all forms of <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a>.</p> <p>Thanks to Stephan Baldwin, <a href="https://www.assistedlivingcenter.com/">Assisted Living</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#4- By encouraging word of mouth</h2> <figure id="attachment_106311" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106311" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Joe-Coletta.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106311" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Joe-Coletta-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106311" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Joe Coletta</figcaption></figure> <p>One of our preferred ways to <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">advertise</a> our business is by building our reputation as an expert in our industry and encouraging word of mouth. We do this by offering niche expert services that allow us to position ourselves as experts when it comes to engineering and IT recruiting. We’ve had many of our clients go on to recommend us to others. To drive these recommendations, we offer our clients rewards and discounts for referring clients to us.</p> <p>Thanks to Joe Coletta, <a href="https://180engineering.com/">180 Engineering</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#5- <strong>Diversified marketing strategy </strong></h2> <figure id="attachment_106312" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106312" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/James-Shalhoub.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106312" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/James-Shalhoub-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/James-Shalhoub-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/James-Shalhoub.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106312" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: James Shalhoub</figcaption></figure> <p>We use several methods to raise awareness for our business because a diversified approach inevitably provides the best ROI. We focus on social media, digital referrals, email <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a>, and affiliate sponsorship in our advertising to maximize our reach.<br /> The crucial component of marketing strategically today is accurately defining your ICP. The best way to do this is to collect and aggregate data from your users about what they want and do. Your brand messaging will be at its strongest if you create consumer feedback loops using surveys and other tools to get to know your audience.</p> <p>Thanks to James Shalhoub, <a href="http://www.petfinn.com">Finn</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#6- Paid search advertising</h2> <figure id="attachment_106019" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106019" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/02/Peter-Lucas.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106019" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/02/Peter-Lucas-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106019" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Peter Lucas</figcaption></figure> <p>Paid search advertising is an effective way to reach potential customers. With paid search advertising, you can target specific keywords and create ads that are specifically designed to generate leads or sales. What’s great about paid search advertising is that it won’t burn a hole in your pocket because you don’t need a big budget to get started. The key to paid search advertising is to target the right keywords and create ads that are relevant and interesting to your target audience.</p> <p>Thanks to Peter Lucas, <a href="https://www.relocatetoandorra.com/">Relocate To Andorra</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#7- Social media advertising</h2> <figure id="attachment_106297" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106297" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Danielle-Bedford.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106297" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Danielle-Bedford-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Danielle-Bedford-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Danielle-Bedford-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Danielle-Bedford.jpeg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106297" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Danielle Bedford</figcaption></figure> <p>Social media advertising is one of the most effective ways to reach potential customers. Not only does it allow you to target a specific audience, but you can also create ads that are specifically designed to generate leads or sales. The best part about social media advertising is that it is relatively inexpensive, and you can get started with a small<br /> budget. The key to social media advertising is to create ads that are relevant and interesting to your target audience.</p> <p>Thanks to Danielle Bedford, <a href="https://www.coople.com/">Coople</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#8- <strong>Designing cable ads to extend our reach</strong></h2> <figure id="attachment_106313" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106313" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Zach-Goldstein.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106313" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Zach-Goldstein-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Zach-Goldstein-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Zach-Goldstein.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106313" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Zach Goldstein</figcaption></figure> <p>We are retrofitting a classic marketing strategy by testing our advertising on Linear TV. Linear TV is more popular with older generations (50+) whereas most other demographics now stream their television. I predict that appealing to cable audiences will open the door to a wider consumer base, especially demographics that would otherwise not hear about our brand. We are crafting an advertising campaign for Linear TV because we want to maximize our marketing reach to those consumers we can’t reach on avenues like social media or email.</p> <p>Thanks to Zach Goldstein, <a href="http://publicrec.com/">Public Rec</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#9- By creating a business blog</h2> <figure id="attachment_106314" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106314" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Brian-Bram.png"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106314" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Brian-Bram-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Brian-Bram-150x150.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Brian-Bram-300x300.png 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Brian-Bram.png 395w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106314" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Brian Bram</figcaption></figure> <p>When I set out to advertise my business, the first thing I did was create a business blog. This gave me a platform to talk about my product, and it also allowed me to share useful information with my potential customers. In addition, creating a blog helped to improve my search engine ranking, making it easier for people to find my website. Finally, I made sure to include my contact information on all of my marketing materials. This made it easy for people to get in touch with me if they wanted to learn more about my business.</p> <p>Thanks to Brian Bram, <a href="https://homegymstrength.com/">Home Gym Strength</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#10- Having a diverse approach</h2> <figure id="attachment_106315" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106315" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Lily-Wili.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106315" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Lily-Wili-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Lily-Wili-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Lily-Wili.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106315" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Lily Wili</figcaption></figure> <p>I use a variety of methods to advertise my business. I have a website where potential customers can learn more about my products and services. I also use social media to reach out to potential customers and build relationships with them. I make sure to post regularly and interact with my followers so that they feel connected to me and my business. I also use traditional methods such as print ads, flyers, and word-of-mouth. I believe that a diverse approach is the best way to build a successful business.</p> <p>Thanks to Lily Wili, <a href="https://www.everwallpaper.co.uk/">Ever Wallpaper</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#11- Focusing on customer education</h2> <figure id="attachment_106316" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106316" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Simon-Slade.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106316" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Simon-Slade-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106316" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Simon Slade</figcaption></figure> <p>At SaleHoo.com, we primarily focus on customer education to attract and retain new customers. We do this through all the commonly used channels (social, organic, and paid) by providing in-depth and relevant educational resources to help our customers enhance their knowledge about the nature of our product before they purchase. Having more educated customers has huge benefits through onboarding, retention and overall LTV to our company &#8211; it’s a win-win!</p> <p>Thanks to Simon Slade, <a href="https://www.salehoo.com/">SaleHoo</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#12- Combination of paid media and organic search</h2> <figure id="attachment_106317" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106317" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Shaun-Savage.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106317" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Shaun-Savage-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Shaun-Savage-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Shaun-Savage.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106317" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Shaun Savage</figcaption></figure> <p>We have found the most effective way to advertise is a combination of paid media and organic search (SEO). Paid media includes Facebook, Instagram, Google, LinkedIn, and craigslist. We also create high-quality content on our website which attracts our customers who are searching google for the topics we write about. Lastly, we have done a NASCAR sponsorship and run video commercials on local TV networks. The latter two were for branding and awareness.</p> <p>Thanks to Shaun Savage, <a href="https://goshare.co/">GoShare</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#13- Letting our platform solution do the talking for us on LinkedIn</h2> <figure id="attachment_22142" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-22142" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2020/06/Chris-Gadek.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-22142" src="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2020/06/Chris-Gadek-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2020/06/Chris-Gadek-150x150.jpg 150w, https://teach.ceoblognation.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2020/06/Chris-Gadek.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-22142" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Chris Gadek</figcaption></figure> <p>As we are the leading out-of-home advertising platform, we let our platform solution do the talking for us on LinkedIn. Social media provides a natural setting to interact. When it comes to LinkedIn, you can customize your messaging by researching the LinkedIn profiles of potential customers. Doing so allows you to identify different organizational stakeholders and determine their pain points. Social media posts that offer helpful information are guaranteed to stand out in your clients' feeds.</p> <p>Thanks to Chris Gadek, <a href="https://www.adquick.com/">AdQuick</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#14- Using SEO strategy</h2> <figure id="attachment_106318" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106318" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Esther-Strauss.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106318" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Esther-Strauss-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Esther-Strauss-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Esther-Strauss.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106318" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Esther Strauss</figcaption></figure> <p>To market our business, we use aggressive SEO strategies. We’ve structured our site to maximize the impact of SEO, and we put out a steady stream of content to our audience and try to make it the best quality content in our field. We also use continuous link-building strategies, which are very effective. Our goal is to drive as much traffic to our site as possible, and we see growth on a daily basis. We have a long way to go, but we’re<br /> making excellent progress. We have an entire team involved in the process.</p> <p>Thanks to Esther Strauss, <a href="https://stepbystepbusiness.com/">Step by Step Business</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#15- Creating value for others</h2> <figure id="attachment_106319" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106319" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Jeremy-Luebke.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106319" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Jeremy-Luebke-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" heigh IAM1357 – Owner Makes People’s Lives Easier with Smart Device Concept https://dmvceo.com/2022/05/01/iam1357-owner-makes-peoples-lives-easier-with-smart-device-concept/ DMV CEO urn:uuid:71bd7c7a-2da0-cb98-c269-96d160028a3a Sun, 01 May 2022 11:18:27 -0400 Nicholas Grillo is the owner of Tranquility Smart Homes and Security, LLC. which has quickly become known as the DMVs Audio/Visual experts. Tranquility is a covid startup that was founded by Nick during his transition out of the United States Air Force, where he served 10 years in a multitude of jobs and assignments. CEO &#8230; <p>Nicholas Grillo is the owner of Tranquility Smart Homes and Security, LLC. which has quickly become known as the DMVs Audio/Visual experts. Tranquility is a covid startup that was founded by Nick during his transition out of the United States Air Force, where he served 10 years in a multitude of jobs and assignments.</p> <p>CEO Story: Nick started by posting online, and accepting handyman tech-related jobs during the start of the pandemic. And it grew that's why in June of 2020 Tranquility was born.<br /> Business Service: One-stop shop for anything smart home or smart business related.<br /> Secret Sauce: Smart device-the concept of making</p> <p><a href="https://iamceo.co/2022/05/01/iam1357-owner-makes-peoples-lives-easier-with-smart-device-concept/">Listen to the full podcast. This is Originally posted here.</a></p> 30 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Grow Their Businesses https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/2022/04/29/30-entrepreneurs-explain-how-they-grow-their-businesses/ Rescue a CEO urn:uuid:542bf2cc-1eab-bf6c-4b49-f17aa67c1b70 Fri, 29 Apr 2022 12:16:55 -0400 Scaling a business requires considerable effort, support from the right team, and several other factors. Long-term thinking will help remind you of your why and motivate you to go for it. In today’s world of dishonest businesspeople, credibility will enhance your customer retention rate and facilitate the growth of your business. We asked entrepreneurs and &#8230; <p>Scaling a business requires considerable effort, support from the right team, and several other factors. Long-term thinking will help remind you of your why and motivate you to go for it. In today’s world of dishonest businesspeople, credibility will enhance your customer retention rate and facilitate the growth of your business.</p> <p>We asked entrepreneurs and business owners how they grow their businesses and here are the insightful responses.</p> <h2>#1- By developing partnerships</h2> <figure id="attachment_364496" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-364496" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2021/07/Stephan-Baldwin.jpg"><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-364496" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2021/07/Stephan-Baldwin-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2021/07/Stephan-Baldwin-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2021/07/Stephan-Baldwin.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-364496" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Stephan Baldwin</figcaption></figure> <p>I grow Assisted Living Center by developing meaningful partnerships with other professionals in my industry. I started Assisted Living after realizing that many long-term senior care facilities weren’t doing any justice to the elderly. So I curated a network of vetted elderly health establishments that I could count on to provide quality service to my client’s aged loved ones. One good relationship spread to dozens of others through word-of-mouth referrals. Healthcare is all about sincerity; we remained true to that, and our authenticity has repaid us multifold in business growth so far.</p> <p>Thanks to Stephan Baldwin, <a href="http://www.assistedlivingcenter.com">Assisted Living</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#2- By defining ideal customers</h2> <figure id="attachment_398850" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-398850" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/AMANDA-SMITH-B.png"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-398850" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/AMANDA-SMITH-B-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/AMANDA-SMITH-B-150x150.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/AMANDA-SMITH-B-300x300.png 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/AMANDA-SMITH-B-1024x1024.png 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/AMANDA-SMITH-B-768x768.png 768w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/AMANDA-SMITH-B.png 1080w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-398850" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Amanda Smith</figcaption></figure> <p>The first thing we did to grow Radiation Detection Company was to define our ideal customer and develop a strategy that differentiated us from our competitors. In a competitive industry such as our own, you need to provide a unique perspective. Then, and this is important, we made sure we had the right people on our team. We looked for people who have the capacity to help us achieve those goals, as a company is built by its people. And finally, we made sure we had the right processes and technology in place,<br /> which has allowed us to scale and grow even further.</p> <p>Thanks to Amanda Smith, <a href="https://www.radetco.com/">Radiation Detection Company</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#3- By creating a strong team culture</h2> <figure id="attachment_398851" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-398851" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Madison-Guy.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-398851" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Madison-Guy-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Madison-Guy-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Madison-Guy-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Madison-Guy.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-398851" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Madison Guy</figcaption></figure> <p>It's important to create a strong team culture when you're growing your business. As you grow those key team members become the champions of your culture so it's important to ensure they’re champions of your mission. I have a great team at the forefront of our daily activities. When we were smaller every decision mattered and having trustworthy and smart people that can solve problems on the fly was key to our success. Without our<br /> early team, we wouldn’t have grown to where we are today.</p> <p>Thanks to Madison Guy, <a href="https://grantme.ca/">GrantMe</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#4- Refer a friend program</h2> <figure id="attachment_398852" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-398852" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Helen-Rankin.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-398852" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Helen-Rankin-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-398852" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Helen Rankin</figcaption></figure> <p>At Cheeky Wipes, we've been all about Simple Reusables since 2008, however, the concept of reusable wipes feels new to consumers. We've found that product reviews and recommendations have been really important to us in providing positive social proof that our wipes are easy to use and better than disposable baby wipes. Trustpilot has been key in this and the team is really proud of our 5-star reviews status. Our fantastic refer a friend program is managed by Mention-Me which provides great results.</p> <p>Thanks to Helen Rankin, <a href="https://www.cheekywipes.com/">Cheeky Wipes</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#5- By serving a specific niche</h2> <figure id="attachment_398853" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-398853" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Gates-Little.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-398853" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Gates-Little-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Gates-Little-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Gates-Little.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-398853" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Gates Little</figcaption></figure> <p>It may seem counterintuitive, but the way we initially grew our business was by niching down significantly. We are an arm of the Southern Bank Company, and by noticing that other small businesses specifically needed invoice factoring services we expanded our services. By serving this ultra-specific niche, we were able to expand our operations overall. It's not about casting the widest net possible, rather finding the specific needs that your business is already equipped to handle.</p> <p>Thanks to Gates Little, <a href="https://altline.sobanco.com/">altLine Sobanco</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#6- By consistently providing value</h2> <figure id="attachment_398854" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-398854" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Sylvia-Fountaine.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-398854" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Sylvia-Fountaine-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Sylvia-Fountaine-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Sylvia-Fountaine.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-398854" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Sylvia Fountaine</figcaption></figure> <p>I grow my business by consistently providing value. In practical terms, this means keeping up with my blog and providing recipes, advice, and a community for my audience and customers. Eventually, this even allowed me to pivot away from restaurants and into the online space exclusively, which has expanded my audience significantly. Social media and blogging continuously provide my customer base a place to connect and with resources such as advice and recipes that they can return to again and again.</p> <p>Thanks to Sylvia Fountaine, <a href="https://www.feastingathome.com/">Feasting at Home</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#7- By doing SEO-oriented content marketing</h2> <figure id="attachment_398708" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-398708" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/03/Luis-Magalhaes.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="wp-image-398708" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/03/Luis-Magalhaes.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-398708" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Luís Magalhães</figcaption></figure> <p>Of the many <a href="https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a> strategies available to grow my business, my favorite is still SEO-oriented content <a href="https://rescue.ceoblognation.com/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">marketing</a>. That’s a fancy, marketing-speak way of saying: “publish quality answers to the questions your clients are googling.” If you know what challenges your potential customers are facing, and you can write a good, quality blog post that will help them solve them, Google will start sending your way the people who are most relevant to your business.</p> <p>Thanks to Luís Magalhães, <a href="https://thinkremote.com/">Think Remote</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#8- Streamlining and focusing on my marketing plan</h2> <figure id="attachment_398855" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-398855" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Liam-Wilson.png"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-398855" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Liam-Wilson-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Liam-Wilson-150x150.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Liam-Wilson.png 300w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-398855" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Liam Wilson</figcaption></figure> <p>Firstly, I have adapted my marketing plan to appeal to my target audience. In my case, these are lottery players and gambling enthusiasts. I have done research on what topics they engage with and more specifically I have opened dialogues on social media platforms that my audience frequents. Next, I used site analytical tools to determine which visitors frequent the site. Finally, I have hired a marketing manager that helps me identify which lottery sites are popular with site visitors.</p> <p>Thanks to Liam Wilson, <a href="https://lotteryngo.com/">Lottery &#8216;n Go</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#9- By surrounding yourself with a talented individual</h2> <figure id="attachment_398856" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-398856" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Andrew-Porwol.png"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-398856" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Andrew-Porwol-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Andrew-Porwol-150x150.png 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Andrew-Porwol.png 300w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-398856" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Andrew Porwol</figcaption></figure> <p>I started off selling plants in car boot sales and now with an entrepreneurial career spanning over 30 years, I have taken failing garden centers and turned them into successful 7-figure businesses. I discovered early on that the key to successfully growing your business was surrounding yourself with talented individuals who excel in their field. Although you will pay a higher rate for top class talent, their skills will enable your<br /> business to scale up fast, and in the long term, they will more than justify their cost.</p> <p>Thanks to Andrew Porwol, <a href="https://www.gardencentreshopping.co.uk/">Garden Centre Shopping</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#10- By networking on LinkedIn</h2> <figure id="attachment_398857" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-398857" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Itai-Amoza.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-398857" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Itai-Amoza-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-398857" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Itai Amoza</figcaption></figure> <p>I’m a co-founder and CEO of a start-up, so growing our business at this stage is very exciting. Besides prospecting, I do a lot of networking on Linkedin. I came in contact with many potential leads, and some I actually managed to convert. I like to share product releases and important updates and then engage with target professionals that react to my posts. What’s great about this medium is that it’s very easy to start a one-on-one conversation.</p> <p>Thanks to Itai Amoza, <a href="https://www.storydoc.com/">Storydoc</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#11- By providing data science training to employees</h2> <figure id="attachment_398858" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-398858" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Allan-Stolc.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-398858" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Allan-Stolc-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Allan-Stolc-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Allan-Stolc.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-398858" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Allan Stolc</figcaption></figure> <p>We grow our business by providing our existing employees with adequate data science training to adapt to the latest technological breakthroughs. This strategy has two-way benefits. First, it gives our current employees a higher sense of purpose at work as they will have the opportunity to acquire new learnings and enhance their know-how in terms of scientific advancements. Second, we can save time, money, and resources because we no longer have to conduct external hiring to look for potential talents.</p> <p>Thanks to Allan Stolc, <a href="https://bankly.dk/">Bankly</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>12- A blend of online and offline activities</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>A blend of online and offline activities proved to be the best strategy to grow my business. By offline actions, I mean strong SEO, good quality content, producing linkable assets, and well-designed outreach. Offline activities are all about finding and using opportunities. As a Warsaw-based startup, in 3 days, we created a new tool to help Ukrainians get their documents 15 times faster and organized a stand in the Central Railway Station. Our action has been widely recognized in Poland, and I was invited to a TV show. It strongly boosted our brand awareness.</p> <p>Thanks to Rafał Młodzki, <a href="https://passport-photo.online/">Passport Photo Online</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#13- By leveraging the power of Instagram</h2> <figure id="attachment_364562" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-364562" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2021/08/Jordan-Dwayne-e1628755011316.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-364562" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2021/08/Jordan-Dwayne-e1628755011316-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-364562" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Jordan Duran</figcaption></figure> <p>One way I grow my business is by leveraging the power of Instagram to drive more traffic. The platform offers key analytical tools that enable me to fine-tune marketing plans by identifying and monitoring the best practices for my business. Platforms such as Instagram insights and Iconosquare provide key insight to know the best times to post and what to post. Photos are the most engaging content on the web. Thus, visual content and Instagram are essential to my businesses’ marketing strategies and growth.</p> <p>Thanks to Jordan Duran, <a href="https://6ixice.com/">6 Ice</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#14- By indulging in networking</h2> <figure id="attachment_398860" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-398860" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Richard-Zi-a.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-398860" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Richard-Zi-a-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-398860" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Richard Zi</figcaption></figure> <p>Networking is the modernized way to connect and learn from people whose insights can prove beneficial for your own business as well as personal help you find long-term connections that can be a source of guidance for years to come. Social responsibility is a trait boosted by increased networking and instead focuses on products and services which strictly follow business guidelines. Socially connecting with your customers gives a respectful reputation to your business.</p> <p>Thanks to Richard Zi, <a href="https://zwcables.com/">ZW Cable</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#15- By taking part in the networking events</h2> <figure id="attachment_398861" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-398861" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Stella-Cooper.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-398861" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Stella-Cooper-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Stella-Cooper-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Stella-Cooper-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Stella-Cooper.jpeg 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/3/2022/04/Stella-Cooper-768x768.jpeg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-398861" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Stella Cooper</figcaption></figure> <p>Boosting your brand visibility lets you grab the attention of your existing and future customers, and this is how you can grow your business. A top-notch way to do this is by attending various networking events. You need to check the local professional IAM1353 – Personal Trainer Helps Clients by Focusing on Positivity, Self-Love & Happiness https://healthyceo.co/2022/04/27/iam1353-personal-trainer-helps-clients-by-focusing-on-positivity-self-love-happiness/ Healthy CEO urn:uuid:c6bf9691-bd9c-a004-3135-10e76a29f153 Wed, 27 Apr 2022 18:23:50 -0400 <p>Megan Loda is the founder of the Positively Fit Community LLC. She is a fairly new entrepreneur who has turned her passion into a business. Her personal training company is based on helping people become their best selves. Unlike most personal trainers, Megan focuses a lot on positivity, self-love, and happiness. She believes that a &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://healthyceo.co/2022/04/27/iam1353-personal-trainer-helps-clients-by-focusing-on-positivity-self-love-happiness/">IAM1353 – Personal Trainer Helps Clients by Focusing on Positivity, Self-Love &amp; Happiness</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://healthyceo.co">Healthy CEO</a>.</p> <p>Megan Loda is the founder of the Positively Fit Community LLC. She is a fairly new entrepreneur who has turned her passion into a business. Her personal training company is based on helping people become their best selves. Unlike most personal trainers, Megan focuses a lot on positivity, self-love, and happiness. She believes that a positive fit lifestyle is the best way to live.</p> <p>CEO Story: Megan is into fitness, and working out. She joined the bikini competition that sparked her interest in the fitness world. With so many people asking for fitness advice, Megan turned it into a business by</p> <p><a href="https://iamceo.co/2022/04/27/iam1353-personal-trainer-helps-clients-by-focusing-on-positivity-self-love-happiness/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Listen to the full podcast. This is Originally posted here.</a></p><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://healthyceo.co/2022/04/27/iam1353-personal-trainer-helps-clients-by-focusing-on-positivity-self-love-happiness/">IAM1353 – Personal Trainer Helps Clients by Focusing on Positivity, Self-Love &amp; Happiness</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://healthyceo.co">Healthy CEO</a>.</p> 27 Entrepreneurs List Their Favorite Business Books https://teach.ceoblognation.com/2022/04/27/27-entrepreneurs-list-their-favorite-business-books/ Teach a CEO urn:uuid:bfb45d43-4950-4d74-b4ef-6a285d294a77 Wed, 27 Apr 2022 12:16:32 -0400 As musician Frank Zappa once said, “So many books, so little time.” 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 &#8230; <p>As musician Frank Zappa once said, “So many <a class="pretty-link-keyword" title="CEO Hacks - Books" href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/books" rel="">books</a>, so little time.” 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 books chosen as favorites by entrepreneurs and business owners.</p> <h2>#1- The Millionaire Mind by Thomas J. Stanley & William D. Danko</h2> <figure id="attachment_106285" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106285" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/stella-scott-a.jpg"><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106285" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/stella-scott-a-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/stella-scott-a-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/stella-scott-a-300x300.jpg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/stella-scott-a.jpg 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/stella-scott-a-768x768.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106285" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Stella Scott</figcaption></figure> <p>My personal favorite is titled The Millionaire Mind by Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D., and William D. Danko, M.Ed. This text focuses on the inner workings of millionaires as they go through their daily lives in order to help them achieve success in every aspect of their life: career, wealth creation, and personal development. It's written for the average person and it's easy to read. This book has taught me the importance of a money mindset and it has increased the amount that I can invest in my business.</p> <p>Thanks to Stella Scott, <a href="http://easypaydayloan.co.uk/">EasyPaydayLoan</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#2- Lucky or Smart by Bo Peabody</h2> <figure id="attachment_106286" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106286" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Allan-Stol.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106286" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Allan-Stol-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Allan-Stol-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Allan-Stol.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106286" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Allan Stolc</figcaption></figure> <p>Lucky or Smart is an exciting book authored by my favorite entrepreneur, Bo Peabody. You can read his entire business insights in just one sitting and discover meaningful, life-changing wisdom. The best part about Lucky or Smart is the message the writer wants to convey to everyone. It highlights that intelligence can be an edge, but you need the luck to put you in the right place to succeed. The book even points out that a B-Level student can create companies where the employees are composed of A-Level students.</p> <p>Thanks to Allan Stolc, <a href="https://bankly.dk/">Bankly</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#3- Sales EQ by Jeb Blount</h2> <figure id="attachment_106287" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106287" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Brian-Bosscher.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="wp-image-106287 size-thumbnail" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Brian-Bosscher-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Brian-Bosscher-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Brian-Bosscher.jpeg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106287" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Brian Bosscher</figcaption></figure> <p>My favorite business book is Sales EQ by Jeb Blount. I picked this one because sales are at the heart of any business, and it's the one thing that sets winning, sustainable companies apart from those that fail or close down. Sales are the lifeblood of a company and success in sales unlocks an almost unlimited number of doors for entrepreneurs. In this book, Jeb Blount covers all the important aspects of success in sales and breaks them down into pieces that are easy to implement. The book is easy to read and understand and is also available in audio format.</p> <p>Thanks to Brain Bosscher, <a href="https://www.condocontrolcentral.com/">Condo Control Central</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#4- Jack Welch's, GE's books including Winning</h2> <figure id="attachment_106289" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106289" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Berge-Abajian-scaled.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106289" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Berge-Abajian-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106289" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Berge Abajian</figcaption></figure> <p>I've read all of Jack Welch's, the former CEO of GE's books including Winning. He was considered a top business leader in his time with successful year after year gains. This book goes over his business philosophy, looks inside a company, looks outside a company to achieve big wins. It goes over leadership, strategy, management, and teamwork. My favorite part is how it emphasizes the strengths of your team and how to<br /> strengthen your team to have a successful company.</p> <p>Thanks to Berge Abajian, <a href="http://www.bergio.com">Bergio International Inc.</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#5- Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill</h2> <figure id="attachment_106290" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106290" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Axel-Hernborg.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106290" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Axel-Hernborg-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106290" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Axel Hernborg</figcaption></figure> <p>Of all the business books I've read so far, the book called Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill remains one of the most inspiring ones. I tend to get many ideas from this book which had personally helped me a lot in managing business strategies. One of the best values that this book teaches us is the value of faith. The aim to reach your goals starts from your mindset and so, the first step is to believe in yourself. The author goes on to empower the readers with many teachings that come with a meaningful purpose.</p> <p>Thanks to Axel Hernborg, <a href="https://www.tripplo.com/">Tripplo</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#6- Girl On Fire by Cara Alwill Leyba</h2> <figure id="attachment_106291" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106291" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Eva-Taylor.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106291" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Eva-Taylor-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Eva-Taylor-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Eva-Taylor-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Eva-Taylor.jpeg 1024w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Eva-Taylor-768x768.jpeg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106291" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Eva Taylor</figcaption></figure> <p>The follow-up to Girl Code, Girl on Fire is yet another masterpiece from Cara Alwill Leyba that gets down to empowering readers to trust their instincts and blaze their own trail. Coming from one of the pioneering voices in the women’s entrepreneurship movement, it revisits the changing rules of what was once considered the status quo and shows you how to master and even recreate them. Running a successful business is all about putting your vision to work in the best ways possible.</p> <p>Thanks to Eva Taylor, <a href="https://wpbuffs.com/">WP Buffs</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#7- Steve Jobs’ biography by Walter Isaacson</h2> <figure id="attachment_106292" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106292" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Rechelle-Balanzat.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106292" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Rechelle-Balanzat-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106292" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Rechelle Balanzat</figcaption></figure> <p>Steve Jobs’ biography by Walter Isaacson fascinated me the first time, I had to read it two more times over the years. I admire Steve’s ability to convince and inspire people to build great products. Perhaps he wasn’t known for his charm or his grace. But I respect his ability to get things done. The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene is a practical guide on ambition. It opened my eyes to the psychology of those who want power. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. Warren Buffet took Dale Carnegie’s class, and to this day has his diploma hanging in his office.</p> <p>Thanks to Rechelle Balanzat, <a href="https://www.juliettecleaners.com/">Juliette Cleaners</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#8- The Practice by Seth Godin</h2> <figure id="attachment_106293" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106293" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Brett-Riggins.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106293" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Brett-Riggins-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Brett-Riggins-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Brett-Riggins.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106293" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Brett Riggins</figcaption></figure> <p>The Practice by Seth Godin is consumable, easy to access, and most importantly it’s powerful. Though my line of work, real estate, isn’t essentially a creative endeavor, I find that Godin’s philosophy here applies to what I do. There’s a creative element in any kind of work when you think about it, and looking at my business through that lens has helped me to think outside the box and grow more effectively. There are just over 200 short readings filling up this little blue book.</p> <p>Thanks to Brett Riggins, <a href="https://connecthomebuyers.com/">Connect Home Buyers</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#9- Dare to Lead by Brené Brown</h2> <figure id="attachment_106294" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106294" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Mary-Jurgensen.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106294" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Mary-Jurgensen-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Mary-Jurgensen-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Mary-Jurgensen-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Mary-Jurgensen.jpeg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106294" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Mary Jurgensen</figcaption></figure> <p>Teaching you how brave leadership is a lot more than staying curious, asking the right questions, and adopting skill-building traits, this book from Brené Brown introduces you to practical ways to take the next step in becoming a daring leader. It teaches you to discover the potential in people as well as processes and, more importantly, find the courage and direction to nurture it, a clear departure from the usual approach of pushing others to deliver. A perfect mix of leading and management lessons makes this book a great read for leaders from all walks of life.</p> <p>Thanks to Mary Jurgensen, <a href="https://westpace.net/">Gary and Mary West Pace</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#10- Never Lose a Customer Again by Joey Coleman</h2> <figure id="attachment_22512" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-22512" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2020/12/Laura-Rike.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-22512" src="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2020/12/Laura-Rike-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2020/12/Laura-Rike-150x150.jpg 150w, https://teach.ceoblognation.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2020/12/Laura-Rike-300x300.jpg 300w, https://teach.ceoblognation.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2020/12/Laura-Rike.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-22512" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Laura Rike</figcaption></figure> <p>My favorite one in my area of expertise is Never Lose a Customer Again by Joey Coleman, which shares how to use social media and other outlets to truly wow your customers and clients to ensure they become raving fans and never want to leave you, and remain repeat customers! My second suggestion is The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks, which teaches us that when we feel like life is getting in the way, we need to push through to reach our true potential and push past our upper limit problems.</p> <p>Thanks to Laura Rike, <a href="https://simplypintastic.com/">Simply Pintastic</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#11- Getting Things Done by David Allen</h2> <figure id="attachment_106295" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106295" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Julie-Friedman.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106295" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Julie-Friedman-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Julie-Friedman-150x150.jpg 150w, https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Julie-Friedman.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106295" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Julie Friedman</figcaption></figure> <p>Entrepreneurs and business owners are some of the most common people that procrastinate at work, resulting in losing out on so many potential sales for the business. If you need one good book that can solve your <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/productivity" title="CEO Hacks - Productivity" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">productivity</a> issues completely, Getting Things Done by David Allen is the one you should rely on. This book is all about building a system that can capture ideas and work on the right things at the right time, resulting in lesser procrastination and more efficiency in the workplace. In this book, Allen talks about how overloaded executives and entrepreneurs can review their priorities.</p> <p>Thanks to Julie Friedman, <a href="https://skywaybehavioralhealth.com/">Skyway Behavioral Health</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#12- Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh</h2> <figure id="attachment_106296" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106296" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Marc-De-Diego-Ferrer.jpeg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106296" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/04/Marc-De-Diego-Ferrer-150x150.jpeg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106296" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Marc De Diego Ferrer</figcaption></figure> <p>Delivering Happiness is a must-read for any entrepreneur looking to build a successful business with purpose. In the book, Hsieh shares his unique experience of building Zappos, one of the most successful online retailers in history. He chronicles the company's incredible growth, from its early days as a startup to its eventual sale to Amazon for $1.2 billion. Along the way, Hsieh provides readers with invaluable insights into what it takes to build a lasting business. If you're looking for inspiration and practical advice on how to create a thriving company, this book is a great place to start.</p> <p>Thanks to Marc De Diego Ferrer, <a href="http://mcaandorra.com">MCA Assessors</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#13- Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits! by Greg Crabtree</h2> <figure id="attachment_22650" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-22650" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2021/02/Cody-Crawford.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-22650" src="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2021/02/Cody-Crawford-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2021/02/Cody-Crawford-150x150.jpg 150w, https://teach.ceoblognation.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2021/02/Cody-Crawford-300x300.jpg 300w, https://teach.ceoblognation.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2021/02/Cody-Crawford.jpg 1024w, https://teach.ceoblognation.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2021/02/Cody-Crawford-768x768.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-22650" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Cody Crawford</figcaption></figure> <p>This book is a great read for entrepreneurs because it provides simple and straightforward advice on how to improve your business <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/financial" title="CEO Hacks - Financial" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">finances</a>. Crabtree offers his readers easy-to-understand explanations of <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/financial" title="CEO Hacks - Financial" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">financial</a> concepts, as well as actionable tips to help you make better decisions with your money. The book is also full of real-life examples of businesses that have used the principles outlined to achieve success. Overall, Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits! is an excellent resource for anyone looking to improve their <a href="https://teach.ceoblognation.com/financial" title="CEO Hacks - Financial" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">financial</a> literacy and grow their business.</p> <p>Thanks to Cody Crawford, <a href="https://low-offset.com/">Low Offset</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2>#14- The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman</h2> <figure id="attachment_106019" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-106019" style="width: 150px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/02/Peter-Lucas.jpg"><img loading="lazy" class="size-thumbnail wp-image-106019" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-ceoblognation-com/sites/8/2022/02/Peter-Lucas-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-106019" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Peter Lucas</figcaption></figure> <p>The Personal MBA is a comprehensive guide to business education, distilling the most important concepts from the world's top business schools into one easy-to-read volume. 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Here are some takeaways from the video: Start from scratch and create someone you are proud of, be proud of you Make a declaration and stand up for your dreams If you value time, let go &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/2022/04/25/monday-motivation-remember-you-didnt-come-this-far-just-to-give-up/">Monday Motivation: REMEMBER YOU DIDN’T COME THIS FAR JUST TO GIVE UP</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com">Hearpreneur</a>.</p> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="REMEMBER YOU DIDN’T COME THIS FAR JUST TO GIVE UP - Motivational Speech" width="1220" height="686" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/PMi9J8iCxEU?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>Start from scratch and create someone you are proud of, be proud of you</li> <li>Make a declaration and stand up for your dreams</li> <li>If you value time, let go of the grudges in your life because forever comes with an expiration date</li> <li>Make every day count, don't hesitate and just step forward</li> <li>You have come too far to quit now</li> </ul> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com/2022/04/25/monday-motivation-remember-you-didnt-come-this-far-just-to-give-up/">Monday Motivation: REMEMBER YOU DIDN’T COME THIS FAR JUST TO GIVE UP</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hear.ceoblognation.com">Hearpreneur</a>.</p> Founder and Global Executive Helps Grow Sales For SMEs https://cbnation.tv/2022/04/25/founder-and-global-executive-helps-grow-sales-for-smes/ CBNation TV – Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business urn:uuid:fad868d1-d777-32a5-9e49-69a07af1d4fa Mon, 25 Apr 2022 07:26:37 -0400 <p>Henning is a creative, adaptable, and results-driven global executive with extensive domestic and international experience in Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain, and General Management, both in a corporate and entrepreneurial setting. In his career he has been a global nomad, spending the last 20 years building, transforming, and leading sales teams around the world. This experience &#8230;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv/2022/04/25/founder-and-global-executive-helps-grow-sales-for-smes/">Founder and Global Executive Helps Grow Sales For SMEs</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="alignnone size-large wp-image-29618" src="https://iamceo.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2020/10/Copy-of-I-am-CEO-Podcast-Season-3-2020-10-09T033710.868-1024x576.png" alt="" width="1024" height="576" /></p> <p>Henning is a creative, adaptable, and results-driven global executive with extensive domestic and international experience in <a href="https://cbnation.tv/sales" title="CEO Hacks - Sales" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Sales</a>, <a href="https://cbnation.tv/visibility" title="CEO Hacks - Marketing, Advertising &amp; PR" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Marketing</a>, Supply Chain, and General Management, both in a corporate and entrepreneurial setting. In his career he has been a global nomad, spending the last 20 years building, transforming, and leading <a href="https://cbnation.tv/sales" title="CEO Hacks - Sales" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">sales</a> teams around the world. This experience lead him to start Vendux and become the chief evangelist for interim and fractional sales leadership, helping to grow sales for SMEs.</p> <ul> <li><strong>CEO Hack: </strong>Calender to record every appointment, conversation and events and schedule the events I have</li> <li><strong>CEO Nugget: </strong>Consistently planning everything you want to do, it takes longer</li> <li><strong>CEO Defined: </strong>Being an enabler</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://cbnation.tv/website" title="CEO Hacks - Website" class="pretty-link-keyword"rel="">Website</a>: <a href="https://www.vendux.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.vendux.org</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/henning-schwinum/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.linkedin.com/in/henning-schwinum/</a><br /> <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/vendux-interim/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.linkedin.com/company/vendux-interim/</a><br /> <a href="https://twitter.com/Vendux2" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://twitter.co/Vendux2</a><br /> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/venduxinterim/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.instagram.com/venduxinterim/</a><br /> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/VenduxInterim/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.facebook.com/VenduxInterim/</a></p> <h2>Full Interview:</h2> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="Founder and Global Executive Helps Grow Sales For SMEs" width="1220" height="686" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/a6StCcQeER0?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/2022/04/25/founder-and-global-executive-helps-grow-sales-for-smes/">Founder and Global Executive Helps Grow Sales For SMEs</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://cbnation.tv">CBNation TV - Entrepreneurship Videos, Steps to Start a Small Business</a>.</p>