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5 Ways to Implement Company Culture As a New Entrepreneur

Having a great company culture starts in the beginning. The moment you are an entrepreneur or startup, you need to think about company culture. The culture and value of a company flows from the head down. Right now if you are the CEO, Chief Everything Officer, you may feel you are at the bottom. Reality is, you are the head and the tail. Eventually, you will be the official head and your team will look to you on how to handle clients and business decisions. So practicing now what it is you would like to be later will be worth it.

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Great Teams Make the Most of Individual Talent

A few weeks ago I attended Black Tech Week in Miami, FL. The information I received from a few of the panelists and side conversations from some of the industry's influencers, was stimulating to say the least. Technology is forever changing. As an entrepreneur, it's important to remember that implementing technology in our business as much as possible will help with growth and automation.

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How to Be Consistent When You're Under Pressure

Besides running my small business and blogging about the journey of it here, I hold leadership roles in organizations, and blog about personal development on His Majesty's Favorite. I love what I do and it helps to sharpen my saw. Entrepreneurs must be active in improving talents and gaining new skills. 

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Be in the Game and Ready to Play

If someone invited you to give a presentation on your services or product in three days are you prepared to do so? Is your small business scalable, ready to handle an influx of clients? Last week I listened to Natalie Madeira Cofield share her journey as a businesswomen at a Walker's Legacy event. One point she made clear was being in a position to have the ball passed to you and then scoring. She said you have to already be in the game if you want to play. I thought of George Patton's quote, "a good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan executed next week." Being good enough to be in the game warrants that you know how to play the game.

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Be Excellent On Your Level

Have you ever felt that your business wasn't large enough for a particular event? Have you ever wanted to attend a trade-show but felt your business was too young for recognition? What about wanting to apply for membership to a national organization in your industry but feeling you aren't "own that level" yet? These are fair questions to ask yourself before making decisions about your business. Having an understanding of what stage your business is in is a good sign of business competence. Entrepreneurs, if you feel your business is too young for an investment this doesn't mean you ignore its current value. Be excellent on your level.

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Every Decision You Make In Business Involves 3 People

Years ago I worked for a Fortune 500 company that provided constant ongoing training to its leadership team. We were always sharpening our skills and learning new ways to be effective leaders. During one of our meetings, the Vice President told us that as leaders we have the autonomy to do what we feel is necessary but understand that the decision we make will affect our customers, our employees, and the business. After that moment, every decision I made around business and customer service was applied to that principle. As entrepreneurs, every decision we make involves 3 people: 1 ) Your Customer, 2) Your Employee, and 3) Your Business.

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