4 Best Practices for Creative Entrepreneurs
By Jeff Beckham Jr.
- Treat Data as a Currency: Data is your friend. It can drive your business to higher levels of success if used properly and can help you assess and improve on areas inside your business. It helps you identify blind spots and gaps that may exist that you may not see organically. Data can also help you find new customers, product offerings, and market opportunities if collected and analyzed efficiently.
- Network with good intention: Networking isn’t always about what someone can do for you or what business opportunity exits; it should be about what you can do for the other individual. When you approach it with that mentality, you will find more authentic relationships form and you build brand advocates and evangelists for your small business.
- Practice Self Care: Entrepreneurs are some of the hardest working people you will ever meet. Make sure you take time for yourself and be mindful of what your body is telling you. If you need a break, take a break, because the work isn’t’ going anywhere and the customer’s demands can wait. I’m not saying skip deadlines, but don’t’ It can be draining and unhealthy.
- Build and Respect Your Team: You’re only as strong as your team. Building a great team will allow you to scale your business and your capacity. Take time to find great team members, value them, and respect their ability. It will be instrumental in the success of your small business.