Friday's Featured Entrepreneur - Danelle Brown - Queen Bee Consulting
Each Friday meet a featured entrepreneur, all are trusted colleagues, most I am honored to call friends, the others I just stalked mercilessly until they said YES, and some are even current clients or graduated ones.....but I'll let them decide if they want to share that! You'll learn a thing or two and likely laugh a bit. They are all as candid in real life as they are here!
Describe Yourself – Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Marketing Aficionado and lifelong learner, I've run a business with my spouse for 14 years. Together we tackle all things IT, Marketing, Website Development and getting our customers more clients. I am the author of Soulmate Proprietors: How To Run A Business With Your Spouse and STAY Married, and have been a certified business coach for the
last 9 years. I love to help entrepreneurs live their passion.
Describe Your Business – IT Services, Business coaching, Online Marketing Consultant, Website
Development, Wordpress Experts, Accountability programs, Social Media Consultant, and Certified Author’s Assistant
What are the stunning results clients/customers get when they hire and
work with you? They not only wrap their head around why people want to do business with them, but they are given the tools, i.e. online tools such as website, social media, etc.,
and a working plan to communicate their message to the world in a way that is not boring, bland or confusing.
What’s the best piece of business advice you’ve ever received and who gave it to you?
Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Michael Port
What’s the biggest challenge you ever faced in your business and how did you resolve it?
Leaving a high paying client that was sucking up a lot of our time. We were doing
work that was not satisfying and were being held to rules out of our control. We
made the command decision to leave this client and then focused our efforts on
new service offerings that would make up for the income. We applied our own
principles and it paid off!
What’s the one question you wish clients would ask you but they never do?
In general, I just wish they would ask more questions from professionals. Don’t be scared that they will get charged or be held to something. So often we see people trying to cut corners to save money and not use professionals for the ever important back bone of their company – the technology – and it is heartbreaking to see people struggle. It could all be avoided if they just ask more questions up front.
Best time saving business tool you use?
iPhone. You can do EVERYTHING on this device. Apps have come a LONG WAY!
Current book you are reading?
Not currently reading anything but recommend anything by Seth Godin.
What book do you recommend the most to other entrepreneurs?
Book Yourself Solid by Michael Port
Stay In Touch! Website and Social Links
Website – http://www.queenbeeconsulting.com
Twitter – http://twitter.com/danellebrown
LinkedIn – http://linkedin.com/danellebrown