Co-founder and CEO, Infusionsoft
Recognized as a visionary leader in the small-business community, Clate Mask has been educating and inspiring entrepreneurs for more than a decade. As CEO of
, Mask is leading the company on its mission to create and dominate the market of sales and marketing for small businesses.
Bootstrapping makes you tough and forces your company to prove itself day in and day out.
Everyone looking to serve the small business market can study Intuit's three key principles for success.
Know the things that can inhibit your growth and be smart about overcoming them.
Learn the five laws of business attraction to bring in leads and eventually convert them into paying customers.
Don't get emotionally attached to employees. Automate customer service. Don't take on any debt. Huh?
Small Business Growth
There is no one-size-fits-all in the world of small business. Definitions need to be clearer in order for a company to weather the storms of expansion.
Authority, automation and good listening skills are key in getting prospects to come to you instead of the other way around.
Setting goals, making a plan to achieve them and regularly checking progress is just common sense but the confidence it creates is magical.
Starting a Business
"Never, never, never give up" is a good place to start.
In this global economy, success has no boundaries or geographical limitations -- no matter how small or large your company.
When all three work together, you can experience the pure joy of entrepreneurship.
Make More Happen
While entrepreneurs have helped our economy climb out of the Great Recession with their 'can do' attitude and strong work ethic, they may need to take a break to continue their innovative streak and perseverance.
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