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Why You’re the Best Salesperson for Your Startup

As an entrepreneur, it can be tempting to pass off the responsibility of selling to a trained professional. In this video, professor, entrepreneur and sales veteran Craig Wortmann explains why the person best suited to sell your product is you.

“There’s a pervasive myth in entrepreneurship that drives me crazy and it’s the myth that you need professional sales people right off the bat. You don’t,” he says. “There is one person and one person only who is equipped to sell what you have to sell early on, and that’s you.”

Listen as Wortmann diagrams the differences between an established company and a startup and shares his three-step cycle for entrepreneurial selling.

Get 3 sales tips that will get you past the front desk and in position to make a sale.

The Secret to Producing Your Best Work

How do people produce their best creative work? By finding their passion, says Sir Ken Robinson, author of The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything. In this episode of Behind the Brand, Robinson talks about finding your calling with host Bryan Elliott (@BryanElliott).

“[Passion is] finding things you’re good at, but not just things you’re good at, things you also love,” Robinson says. “So if you find something that you’re good at that you love, well, that’s a very sweet spot to be in.”

What’s your passion?

Find out why you should never, ever stop chasing it.

Starting a Business? Don't Miss This Step

If you’re thinking about opening your own business, chances are you’re already refining your product, figuring out your market and scouting locations. There is another essential step that author Meg Cadoux Hirschberg says many entrepreneurs miss: talking things over with your family.

“Ideally, the entrepreneurial couple will sit down and have a conversation about the risks and opportunities of a startup before the actual launch,” she says. “This doesn’t always happen—doesn’t usually happen—but it is ideal for the couple to do that.”

Listen as Cadoux Hirschberg shares some of the most common problems entrepreneurial couples will face when starting a new business.

Read SUCCESS columnist Tory Johnson’s advice for including your family in your business. 

The One Trait Google and Pixar Share

What do Google and Pixar have in common? They’re both at the forefront of innovation, says author and Harvard professor Linda Hill. In this TEDx Talk, Hill shares the characteristics organizations like these share and tells us how their corporate leadership creates an innovative environment.

“When you look at innovative organizations, they never go along to get along,” she says. “They don’t compromise. They don’t let one group or one individual dominate, even if it’s the boss; even if it’s the expert.”

How do you inspire innovation in your organization?

Read more about how leaders can help their team think big.

Having Trouble Prioritizing? Try Asking This Question

Prioritizing can save you time, money and boatloads of stress. In this talk with Darren Hardy, author Steve McClatchy shares one prioritizing question that will help you set goals.

McClatchy also talks about three instinctual questions that “keep you alive, and they keep you from going backwards,” but can ultimately derail your progress.

Need more help learning to prioritize? Check out SUCCESS columnist Tory Johnson’s tips on doing what counts.


Bad Temper? 10 Tips to Help You Keep Your Cool

Mar 31, 2015 -- Make sure your angry side doesn’t get the best of you. more

Rohn: 4 Straightforward Steps to Success

Mar 31, 2015 -- Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines practiced every day. more

Tech Tools: 6 Must-Haves from the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show

Mar 31, 2015 -- New, gotta-have gadgets from the technology trade show that showcases innovative trends more

How Fear Warps Your Thinking—and 3 Ways You Can Fight Back

Mar 30, 2015 -- Why fear is the biggest threat to your success more

5 Ways Blogging Changed My Professional Life