Take-aways from Spark & Hustle (Part 1)
There were so many great speakers and panels; I’m just glad I didn’t have to choose to listen to one over another, because they were all great. Be sure to check out Part 2, for more of my “take-aways” from this wonderful, learning event.
Don’t forget that Spark and Hustle is a nation-wide tour; so you haven’t missed it yet. Check out the tour schedule to see where you can meet up with these and other great entrepreneurs; and let them know you heard about it from me.
Our job is to motivate and inspire others; find a need and fill it–people don’t always know what they need; make your product surprising, yet familiar–something they can connect to; Muscle Marketing--view other businesses as collaborators instead of competitors; be ready to engage with others immediately–it’s easier to put out fires when they are small.
Being an entrepreneur is about the decisions you make, not second-guessing your decisions; successes are the easy part, failures are the hard part; your ideas need to be replicable, scalable and expandable to succeed with others.
Mistakes are part of the process, learn from them; use being small to your advantage–you’re able to make quick changes to meet needs; it’s OK to say NO; focus on your strengths and outsource your weaknesses; leverage technology–it levels the playing field.
(regarding Branding) People care about consistency more than anything else; your story is the most important part of your personal brand; have a highlight reel–one liners about yourself, your business, your network; know your specifics–your do’s & don’ts, your client, what you’re aiming for.
Did you attend Spark and Hustle and which one? Who were your favorite speakers? Don’t forget to check out Part 2 from this event for more; I’d love to know what you took away from this great event!