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8 Wise Pieces of Advice for Women Entrepreneurs

October 2, 2014

Business Advice and Tips for Women Entrepreneurs

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As I walked away from our annual conference with a renewed spirit, energy and mindset, I decided to do what I asked 150 other women to do, to write down at least five success strategies, wisdom or advice from the event that resonated with them.

Women entrepreneurs go to networking events, educational programs, conferences and meetings all the time gathering viable information from others. At the moment we hear a new business tip, we need to write it down on paper and etch it in our mind.

Today’s blog post is a list of some of the valuable business advice given out at last week’s “Inspiring Success: The Women TIES Retreat.” I hope it inspires you in your own business today and helps you become more successful.

“Communication is everything and everything is communication” when you run your own business. – Lisa Giruzzi, Transformational Conversations

Trust is the glue that keeps your business together. People having low or high trust in your company is the hidden variable to success. It’s essential to gain marketplace trust in your business. – Gwen Webber-McLeod, Gwen, Inc.

A business plan is essential to have and revise. If you don’t have one already you create one because it is an eye opening experience. Revisit your business plan frequently so it can guide you forward. – Eileen Brophy, Brophy Services

I was hyper-focused on revenue and not profitability when I first started my company and I shouldn’t have been. You have to “stop worrying about doubling your numbers all the time” and concentrate on the profitability of your firm. – Theresa Slater, Empire Interpreting Service

We really needed to look at our customer base to see how to attract more revenue from existing customers. We didn’t have to go out and find new customers to increase our sales, we needed to educate our clients on other services or products they could buy from us to increase revenue and it worked! Diane Schmid McCall – Rudy Schmid Total Car Care

By having a financial plan, entrepreneurs are conducting intense planning to lead their companies forward instead of always working to put fires out. – Mary Rodgers, SUNY Oswego

Remember, people cannot hear you, until they know you. Create transformational moments in your communication. – Lisa Giruzzi, Transformational Conversations

Everything happens in your business rises and falls on you since you are the leader of your company. – Gwen Webber-McLeod, Gwen, Inc.

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  1. October 2, 2014 4:19 pm

    I am especially drawn to the quote; “Trust is the glue that keeps your business together”. If you don’t earn and keep the trust of your clients, you are lost. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. October 2, 2014 5:43 pm

    Kimberly: The speaker Gwen Webber-McLeod did a 45 minute presentation on how trust is a key to leadership success. She had so many more excellent pieces of wisdom. She is a dynamo if anyone in your region ever needs a speaker. You can find out more about her at http://www.gweninc.com. Thank you for your comment. Tracy

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