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America's best podcast for learning how today's top business owners Think, Act, & Achieve. Onward Nation is a five-day-a-week podcast hosted by Stephen Woessner, CEO of Predictive ROI. Business owners share the most influential lessons learned throughout their careers, including insights into their daily habits, their most vital priorities that have contributed to their business and personal success, and the most challenging time or situation that could have devastated or even ruined their businesses or careers. Business owners share their "recipes for success" including those systems they wish they had put into practice inside their business when first starting out. Each episode concludes with guests sharing two or three practical and tactical strategies they would recommend to brand new business owners in order to best ensure success in their new business and careers. Onward Nation provides business owners with the strategies and tactical step-by-step "recipe" that will help anyone make their business more systematic, predictable, measurable, and repeatable.
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Aug 28, 2015

Melinda Emerson is known as the Small Biz Lady — and is Americas #1 Small Business Expert and the author of “Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months: A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business That Work.” She is an internationally known keynote speaker and expert on small business start-up, business development, and social media marketing. Melinda’s advice is widely read reaching more than 3 million entrepreneurs each week online. And Forbes magazine named her the #1 woman for entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter.  

Secret -- timesaving technique

Melinda always creates a list of five vital priorities the day before she sets out to complete each individual task. ONWARD!

Daily habit that contributes to success

Melinda wakes up early -- gets her vital priorities done by 11:00 am -- and even finds a way to budget time for herself.

Could have ruined your business -- but now -- an invaluable learning experience

Melinda built a business that could not run without her -- and Melinda tells the whole story here.

Most critical skill you think business owners need to master to be successful

“A business owner has to learn to plan for long-term success -- and focus on identifying the characteristics of their perfect customer.”

Most influential lesson learned from a mentor

“You have to maintain your reputation -- your brand is an extension of your personal self.”  

 

Final Round -- “Breaking Down the Recipe for Success”

 

What systems would you go back and put into place sooner?

I would have gone back and put a system in place to help define our niche -- you have to niche to get rich.

What one strategy or “recipe” would compound into big wins for business owners?

Develop a niche target customer -- you have to pick a marketing target that you can actually reach.

How to exceed expectations and add the most value?

An individual who seeks to add value to our company and looks at their occupation as a career, not a job.

What strategy would you recommend new business owners focus on to best ensure success?

  1. You win or you learn in business
  2. Don’t make a hire that you can’t fire

How best to connect with Melinda:

 

 

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