Business Tips from 6 top Entrepreneurs

Here are 6 tips from 6 dynamic people that may interest you:

Chase Jarvis – CEO CreativeLabs
“Go after solving a problem that you have. Something that’s near and dear to you, not some random market opportunity. Because, when things get hard, if you’re chasing just the dollars, or a random market opportunity, you’re not going to be able to have the fortitude, the passion, to stay with it.”

Jon Acuff – Author of ‘Do Over’
“Hustle is an act of focus, not frenzy. Hustle is about subtraction and addition. It’s not about doing more, it’s about focusing on the things you need to do, in order to move your business forward.”

Sophia Amoruso – founder of nast Gal
“The people who told me no were the people who eventually told me yes.”

Lewis Howes – Author ‘The School of Greatness
“Follow your heart”

Nir Eyal – Authro ‘Hooked’
“It’s up to us as entrepreneurs, to see the world as it should be –not necessarily how it is. When you think you’re sure of the way things are, that’s when you get passed up and you don’t see the opportunities that real entrepreneurs envision.”

Guy Kawasaki – Canva and Author of ‘The Art of the Start 2.0’
“If you get a prototype out and you get enough people using it, you never have to write a business plan. A prototype is where you separate the BS from the reality.”
Reference:
Ryan Robinsons artical, 6 best tips from 6 top entrepreneurs,
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/253916, Jan 6 2016

Thexton Dodd Consulting welcomes our new consultant in Panama

Thexton Dodd Consulting welcomes our newest consultant based in Panama City, Panama.

Ursula has over 25-years experience in business with specialities in the Leasure, Entertainment and Construction industries.  We wish Ursula success in her endeavours in Thexton Dodd Consulting’s newest region – Central America

Are you going to a meeting or a chat with coffee?

I am still amazed by the amount of people who go to meetings with clients without a clear objective.  Twice this week I have talked to people who mention that they are going to meet with someone –  I then ask the question “What is the objective?”….

“its only a catch up to see what is going on” 

This tells me they have no plan for at the meeting and therefore they have no control over the outcome, which may have been beneficial to them or their business.

Before any meeting it worth spending time structure the meeting, this may include the information you want to share, the information you want to receive – and most importantly an objective, which should lead to a next action……  Otherwise are you just wasting your time?