Focus: Getting your small business on the right track

One of my favorite things to do is talk with real small business owners and get them to reveal the things they do to grow their businesses, especially in a challenging economic environment.  Recently, on my radio program, The Small Business Advocate Show, I talked with entrepreneur and inventor, Debbie Meyer, and asked her to offer a few words of wisdom. Debbie is unique in a couple of ways:

1. Unlike many entrepreneurs, who are great at creating but not so much at managing, Debbie has proven to be both a visionary and a great manager.

2.  Stereotypical inventors are good at inventing, but not so much at taking their product to market successfully. Debbie has overcome that baggage with a very successful market penetration.

So when Debbie talks about how to get your business ready for the challenges ahead, people listen. Debbie’s message this day is about focusing: Pay attention to the really important elements of your business, identify the ones that work and modify or get rid of the ones that don’t.

Debbie is co-CEO and co-founder of Housewares America, Inc. as well as a member of my Brain Trust. Take a few minutes to listen to my conversation with Debbie and, as always, leave your own thoughts. Listen Live! Download, Too!

2 Responses to “Focus: Getting your small business on the right track”

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    Gourab Nanda Says:

    Very true. Focus is absolutely essential for growth. While juggling multiple tasks - from being the CEO of the company to the bookkeeper and the receptionist - small business entrepreneurs often lose focus of their core competencies. The main aim of a small business owner should be work ON the business and delegate the non-core tasks to others.

    Great thought Debbie.

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    Kids Bedding Says:

    Great conversation, very informative as usualy Jim…

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