Change. We need it, right? But where do we start? With entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs are changing the world, one small business at a time.
At Grasshopper, we've made it our mission to empower entrepreneurs with a virtual phone system that helps you stay connected and sound more professional. Now we're hoping you'll join us in helping others to foster entrepreneurship and small business. Just follow the three easy steps below to start making a difference. And don't forget to spread the word to others about how entrepreneurs are changing the world.
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Now is the time to launch your small business. During an economic downturn, there are often fewer individuals competing for the same small business resources. That means you may have an increased chance of getting access to start-up funds and even the attention of your target market.
Don't be afraid to ask for help from others, too. Use your social networks to connect with people who may be able to help you or offer advice.
Have you already taken your "single brilliant idea" and launched a business? Now's the time to maximize your growth. Tall order, we know, but it's all about tuning out the naysayers and brainstorming about the next step. To kick-off your brainstorming/motivation session, watch our video, "Entrepreneurs can change the world." Get others to watch it, too.
Once everyone has seen it, gather all of your employees into one room and hold a completely informal but incredibly productive brainstorming session about how to make your business better. Nothing is off limits.
Do you need a better marketing effort? More unified messaging? Product improvements?
If you make these changes now, you'll be ahead of the game later. Invest in your own business and you'll reap the rewards.
If you've already started or grown a small business, help another entrepreneur make their dream a reality. Ask the entrepreneurs you know what you can do to help them.