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What started as a creative outlet 8 years ago on YouTube has turned me into another internet "influencer" for people wanting to bring their business online using WordPress. Today I create video tutorials and product reviews that are watched by millions of people globally. For the past 5 years I have been involved in creating some of the most loved software products powering millions of online businesses. My latest product is SureCart which is changing ecommerce for thousands of businesses.
The business world is very different from what it was even just a decade ago. While many business best practices and principles remain the same, the roadblocks and problems entrepreneurs face are not. With major advancements in technology to a cultural shift toward online shopping, the landscape is becoming increasingly difficult to navigate, and many business owners are struggling to adapt. As business leaders themselves, the members of Young Entrepreneur Council have experienced—and are still experiencing—many of these same roadblocks. Here, they outline a number of common issues entrepreneurs are facing today and what they see as good solutions to overcoming them.
Getting promoted or moving into a new role at your company can be a difficult path to take if you’re not sure how to get there. While you may feel you’re ready for such a change, you may still need certifications, new skills or more experience that can give you the resume you need to take on this new role. Rather than guessing what further qualifications you may need, it can be helpful to reach out to your manager first. By asking the right questions and starting the right conversations, you can learn a lot about what problems your company faces and what you can do to help tackle them. To help get you started, the members of Young Entrepreneur Council each offer one question they believe you should ask your manager if you're looking to both improve in your current role and advance in your company and career.
Marketing is an evolving practice, with new channels, trends and platforms emerging seemingly every day. In such an ever-changing industry, marketers themselves must also evolve to keep up with the latest in consumer interests and behaviors and better position their products or services as necessary solutions to customers’ problems. As such, it can be helpful for both new and established marketers to develop a few habits that will help keep their skills and knowledge fresh and their methods effective. If you’re a marketer looking to upskill or improve your daily habits, consider implementing one or more of the following habits recommended by the business leaders of Young Entrepreneur Council and give yourself an edge over others in your career.
No matter how focused your business is on customer satisfaction, the occasional complaint is inevitable. Whether they occur in person at a physical store or through online channels, these complaints present a unique opportunity to turn the situation around and deliver a positive experience. By actively listening to the customer's concerns, businesses can demonstrate empathy, foster trust and find effective solutions that resolve the issue at hand and encourage that person to keep coming back. To that end, Young Entrepreneur Council members share a few key actions you can take to address negative feedback and create a positive outcome for the customer—and ultimately, your business.
It’s perfectly human to have “off” days—those when you can’t help but feel distracted by every little thought or feeling that enters your mind, or when smaller, less important tasks suddenly seem necessary to complete immediately. It can be difficult to get into a state of deep focus or even to find a normal amount of motivation on days like these, which means your productivity and ability to get things done can drastically decrease. Business leaders are no strangers to these kinds of off days, but thankfully the leaders of Young Entrepreneur Council have found a few solutions to recommend. Below, they each discuss one method they use to find their motivation for work even when they’re feeling distracted and how you can implement each tip to regain your own motivation.
New projects or initiatives can be exciting, but sometimes business leaders can be blinded by their own excitement and push forward even when things aren't going as planned. If you think this could be happening to you, it may be wise to reflect on any signs that could indicate a need to pause or stop a project altogether. To help get you started, nine business leaders from Young Entrepreneur Council list signs to look out for that will help you determine if you should pull back on (or completely halt) a project or initiative—even one you’re excited about.
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