Top 3 Tips for Starting a Small Business

Real Estate Broker/Owner with MBA Broker Consultants CalBRE Broker #00983670

Chris O, a fellow Linkedin group member, challenged us to give advice for a newbie business owner.  Okay, so I took the challenge.  Off the top of my head, here's the 3 most important tips that have been successful for me.  Every new entrepreneur can listen & learn:

1) You must have a good contact database and FOLLOW UP consistently. As a business owner, your #1 job is to develop and build key business relationships.

2) You must use a calendaring system and be very organized about updating it every day. Sync it with your cell phone & set up automatic alerts to pop up. I schedule business meetings & events every day (refer to #1 above), and live and die by my calendar.

3) Remember that everything is negotiable. Never accept the first offer that's presented to you. And don't be afraid to ASK for the money.

Those are my 3 top tips for today! #SBTips

Regina P. Brown
Broker, Writer, Philosopher, Instructor 

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Regina P. Brown
Broker, Realtor®, M.B.A., e-Pro, GREEN
California DRE # 00983670


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Comments (3)

Former Agent
None - Adak, AK

Hi Regina.  Great list.  I am a big fan of calendaring events. 

Jan 23, 2012 06:57 AM
Regina P. Brown
MBA Broker Consultants - Carlsbad, CA
M.B.A., Broker, Instructor

Hi Aimee, can't run a business without a calendar to keep you on track!  :)  Thanks

Jan 23, 2012 08:39 AM
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

Great tips Regina - you are right #1 - FOLLOW UP IS KEY!  I say that over and over again to my agents.    Thanks for the list!

Jan 23, 2012 12:34 PM