Whether it’s your administrative hat, your marketing hat, or general ‘get along well with people’ skills hat, you’re going to need to figure out how to do many things in order to get your business up, running and profitable.
There are many business skills that you’ll need as a woman in business, but the following seven are “must master” skills required to achieve business success:
Entrepreneurial success is determined in large part by your ability to effectively communicate with others. You can’t be the best at what you do if you’re unable to communicate effectively with clients, people you hire and the marketplace at large.
Your, pitch, marketing message, listening, writing, reading, handling meetings, working with teams,and even your nonverbal communication (body language) are all very important.
If there was one thing you can do to become better (in every of your life) you should strive to master being consistent. You may not think ‘being consistent’ is a skill, but believe me when I tell you it is. Consistency and success go hand in hand, you can’t have one without the other. It’s strange because most people underestimate its true power. With consistency comes discipline, patience, consistent action and focus, all the things you’ll need for the entrepreneurial journey and long-term success.
The Art of Selling
If you have issues with “selling” you better do what you need to do to get over it today. Know that every business big or small has to sell something. You’ll need to know how to negotiate, deliver a pitch, and persuade others to buy into YOU and what you have to offer. If you run a business of any kind, consider yourself involved in sales.
You don’t need to become an accountant or a CPA to run a successful business, but you should have an above average understanding of your numbers; (your finances, profit margins, cash flow, and pricing). The more comfortable you become with your numbers, the more confident you’ll become as a business woman, and the better able you’ll be to make decisions concerning your business.
It’s easy to get excited and say yes easily or to think about the “right-now” aspect of your business because the results are easier to see. But it’s important to focus on why you say yes or no to certain things you are asked or presented with, think about how your yes or no will affect you and your business. Stay focused how you agreeing to certain things will affect the bigger picture, long-term gains, and goals at all times.
Tech / Social Media
In this day and age, it’s not ok to not know how to navigate some of the technical aspects of your business. Whether or not your business is 100% online or not, knowing how to leverage the web and how it impacts your business is a must. You at least need to know the basics. Mastering at least three of the twenty most popular social media platforms is no longer an option, it’s a must you need to know how. If you’re not savvy, you can become an expert. Knowing just the basics like how to upload a post on your WordPress blog and/or how to Navigate Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram is imperative.
Being Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable
This is a big one, the sooner you get used to the uncomfortable feelings that come along with being an entrepreneur the better of you’ll be. Change the way you think about being uncomfortable Know that every time you experience the feeling you’re really learning and experiencing growth.
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