The HerBusiness CEO Suzi Dafnis has been featured in Exposed Online’s recent article “4 Key Lessons for Business Success”. In this article, Suzi reflects on the lessons she learnt when she launched her first business:
“One thing we can underestimate is how long it will take to turn a profit.” “While it’d be great if we were all an overnight success, sometimes it takes a little while to establish your business and start to bring in enough revenue to cover your living costs and to pay you a salary.”
Suzi identifies her 4 key lessons to business success:
1. Education – the need for ongoing training and development. When I started my first business at age 26 I didn’t have a business degree. I learned from experience and from the many courses, seminars, books and classes that I went to build my skills.
2. Mentoring – I have had many mentors through my business life and I continue to rely on mentors to help guide me as I explore new areas of business growth. I highly recommend mentors.
3. Inspiration – there’s no need to go it alone. I look to other successful female entrepreneurs and their stories for inspiration.
4. Networking – who you surround yourself with is really important. I’ve always sought out people with similar values, goals and aspirations. I don’t enjoy networking events that much BUT I do create opportunities to meet with and network with those that support me and who value the things that I do. Meeting other entrepreneurs and sharing ideas has been key to my growth and success. For anyone looking to start his or her own business, Suzi believes that an ongoing commitment to education will reward you with success:
“Business is a great personal development journey and the more you learn the more you’ll succeed.”
Suzi will be participating at Exposed Online’s discussion panel on Monday, August 18, 2014 at the Sydney Showground, Olympic Park. For details on how to register, visit Exposed Online. Read the full article at Exposed Online here.