The Smart Start Up
Fundamental Strategies for Beating the Odds When Starting a Business
Omar Periu, Tom Hopkins, Bill Foote
The Smart Start Up helps listeners start strong and stay strong in the early phases of growing their businesses, providing fundamental strategies for beating the odds. Tom Hopkins and Omar Periu want listeners to be part of the statistics for businesses that not only succeeded in their first two years, but exceeded their own expectations for success. With this information, listeners will be able to establish a solid foundation on which to build their businesses to the success level of their dreams―whether that’s to create a legacy for generations or to follow the build-and-sell-it road to success.
Tom and Omar delve deeply into the nuances of business ownership both on the practical and emotional side of things. They help entrepreneurs avoid common pitfalls and establish a strong compass to align their business and team.
Topics covered include: self-analysis as an entrepreneur; how to evaluate a business idea; how to choose the best structure for a business, including working with legal and accounting professionals; business communication skills; hiring and managing team members; prioritization; selling skills; marketing strategies; negotiation skills; and how to keep clients happy long term.