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Build Partnerships Then Find Clients


Sean

We face challenges every day. What specific challenge am I talking about? As you may or may not know, October is Professional Independence Month. What does this mean? If you are taking the challenge to change careers or start a company, this is the month to do it. I am not saying quit your job. Think about whether you are challenged. If you are not challenged, think of some ways you want to be. When I found out October is Professional Independence Month, I thought I should place give some good advice.

After reading a great article last week titled I Quit Google, I reflected upon where jobs were heading. I might be in a bubble. But I feel more and more people are starting their own companies. IF you are starting your own company, here is a little advice.

Build Partnerships First

In the early years, I hunted for clients at networking events here in Indianapolis. I did not feel good inside. Do you remember the stereotypical used car salesman? I felt like that. I had to make a change. Since I could not prove my skills, I decided to help successful professionals become more successful.

Wait… why?

Building a Future
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Here are a few examples of why you should help SUCCESSFUL professionals: (The key words are successful and professional. )

  • They built up a strong audience.
  • They understand business acumen and culture.
  • They have “been there and done that.”
  • They can offer a different perspective.
  • They know others to connect you with.

Building up other people’s reputation builds your brand. And those professionals can become mentors. I have been lucky enough to have several great mentors. They all can have polar opposite opinions. Yet, they have one thing in common. They genuinely help others.

Clients Roll In
As you build others’ success, people will start recognizing your success. My BEST clients came from partners’ referrals. Some of them were here in Central Indiana, but many were not. As a result, I sharpened my skills quicker. I was more prepared to build my business.

Think before you take the first step into creating your own business. Remember creating is hard work. Dismantling is easy. IF you still do decide to break out of that 9 to 5 mindset, think about whom you want to partner with. Your circle can make or break your business.

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About the Blogger: Sean Sullivan (@seansullivan110) is host at Converge Coffee. When he is not podcasting, you can find Sean at networking events, cultural events, and coffee shops quoting too many movies.

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