Successful women entrepreneurs know all too well it’s not easy running a thriving business, while maintaining personal relationships with family, friends and other personal commitments. Success mandates action towards your company’s goals and vision. To help, here are 5 Super Successful Tips to become a Successful Woman Entrepreneur.
Set a specific goal…and just do it!
Successful women entrepreneurs know how important it is to set goals that are easily measurable and obtainable. A common mistake is setting unrealistic goals – too vague and unachievable! This can be avoided by setting simple and specific goals. For example, instead of setting a goal to increase your internet marketing presence, you might want to list several specific ways that you can do so.
Determine what your priorities are and then focus on one or a few at a time. By prioritizing your goals, you are focusing on those that are important to the overall success of your company.
Stay True to Your Core Values.
Successful women entrepreneurs understand all too well the importance of being true to their company’s culture and brand. One important way is to chart your company’s progress. For example, you may have to make operational changes to remain competitive and successful. Though changes are inevitable, always remember the reasons that you went into business and always maintain a high level of integrity. Your company’s values should always remain intact!
This will result in a strong brand identity.
Stay in Front of Customers, its Key!
Successful women entrepreneurs understand how extremely important it is to stay in front of customers… and competitors! How do you keep your customers loyal? Better yet, how do you stay one step ahead of your competitor(s)? Find innovative ways to keep your company at the forefront of your customers. Whether you are sending them a monthly e-newsletter filled with updated information about your company, a text message about a great deal, a tip they can use OR regular correspondence such as birthday, anniversary or holiday cards, they will remember to call you when they need your services.
Get Out and Network.
Successful women entrepreneurs know that one of the most successful ways to promote your business is through networking. Most successful entrepreneurs make it a habit to network with like-minded people that they can create alliances with.
Networking is a lifestyle in which you need to incorporate onto your “To Do” list. It allows you to develop your social skills by engaging or interacting in an informal gathering to communicate with others for mutual assistance or support, thus, building meaningful relationships. There are many organizations that you can become involved in such as the Chamber of Commerce, Business Network International (BNI) or a professional organization related to your industry.
Work and Life Harmony, a must!
Successful women entrepreneurs understand how imperative it is to create a ritual that will allow work and life balance. Whether it’s taking an hour for girlfriend time, practicing yoga or some form of meditation, reading a good book or out to lunch with your spouse, it is important to STEP AWAY from your laptop and blackberry and takes time for yourself, everyday!
When harmony is in your work and life, there is NO ROOM for stress and burnout!
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