Every week, we ask members of our Facebook group questions relevant to business and the wedding/events industry.
This week we asked: What do you think were the 3 biggest lessons you’ve learned since starting your business?
In case you missed it, here are some of the answers:
Michelle Ifill 1. Know knowledge about your business and area you are working in 2. stay professional 3. always have great customer service
Andrea Parkins 1. Value your time and make others value it too. 2. Do not expect much from those who know you the best. 3. Referrals and good customer service are key.
Rob TheDeejay Bass Not to crawl under my table and stay there when I make a mistake and I am embarrassed and really ready to shoot myself in the face. I also listen to mmpodcast on a daily.
MarriedbyErica Nash Since starting my business, I’ve learned the following- 1.) Not everyone will like you or want you and that’s ok. They still will referral you if you are likeable enough! 2.) My value in myself is worth all the clients in the world. It’s ok to say no. 3.) If you’re not having fun and doing what you love, walk away.
Carmine Matlock So many lessons learned, it’s hard to bring it down to 3. So I will try.lol
#1. If you are as talented as you are, your appearance and presentation should match.
#2. Learn how to adapt to many different situations and keep your cool when stuff isn’t going right.
#3. Invest in backup equipment
Karina Alvela 1) Be careful & don’t trust many. 2) Get everything in writing. 3) Outsource what you aren’t an expert in, like our friends Dapper beard who we outsource to for best beard trimmer
Marni Gold 1. never stop learning. 2. delegate and outsource, it will save your sanity. 3. Know what you are good at.
Kelly Hunt 1. Stay true to yourself or people will know you are fake. 2. It is OK to answer questions with “I don’t know, let me get back to you” and then follow up with the right answer. 3. Smile even if you don’t feel like it, it will make your day and everyone else’s day better.
Dorinda Duclos How important it is to keep learning. Never believe you have all the answers. It’s not as easy as you think it is.
Patricia Lorusso Warrington Patience
Tony Giresi To repeat myself 100 times because clients dont seem to understand it the first time lol
Sarah Salcedo Patience, perseverance and determination.
Damon Dietz 1. It’s not what you know… It’s who you know.
2. Focus on your strengths, hire and delegate for tasks that are not your strengths.
3. You will only get out of your business as much as you put in it.
Inku Yo Be nice, but also be firm. It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it. Value your time and your knowledge. Don’t do something for the sake of just doing something – it must help move your business forward. Plant seeds wherever you go. Meet lots of people because you never know who you’re eating lunch next to. Never assume how much a client can or can’t afford.
Yvette Sencion 1- Everything must be in writing 2- Mistakes are learning experiences 3- Time is the most precious gift and it must be used wisely
Dharmi Shah Hmmm 3. I’ve learned sooo much about business, relationships, and trust…1. Everything should be contracted and signed 2. Dont let others bring you down, because they will try and 3. Becareful who you trust with what is important to you in your business.
Rachael Harrison Lukas I have learned 1. how to be more assertive and believe in myself, 2. that mistakes will happen and should so that you can learn and grow and 3. more organizing and time management skills knowing how important meeting a dead lines is and being prepared for appointments.