Friday's Featured Entrepreneur - Steve Kidd of Thrive Business Development
Each Friday meet a featured entrepreneur, all are trusted colleagues, many 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 – I am that crazy kid that loves business. I have been selling since I was 5 and a business coach since 1988 (I was an adult by then LOL) I really do love helping people find and shine their unique brilliance.
Describe your business – We make you a Best Selling Author. Our specialty is people who don’t think they have time.
What are the stunning results clients/customers get when they hire and work with you?
Over the last 5 months we have helped over 100 people write publish and become Best Sellers
What’s the biggest challenge you ever faced in your business and how did you resolve it?
Life still happens; parents get sick, children grow up, events arise in our life that take us off course. My wife, Kathy and I invested 4 years spending more than full time taking care of her mom. It definitely effected our business. But situations in our life are only temporary. In each case we have found that you have to assess where you are and then create a new plan to go where you are headed
What’s the one question you wish clients would ask you but they never do?
What is the best way to get started out right?
Best time saving business tool you use?
Schedule Once with my Google calendar – allowing customers to schedule themselves save SO much time trying to find a good time
Current book you are reading?
Well today I am reading a book that is due out in a couple weeks called Live Life Fully Everyday by Carolyn Anderson
What book do you recommend the most to other entrepreneurs?
I have to pick one!!! Come on Debbie that’s mean LOL - Probably The Greatest Salesman by Og Mandino
What is the best piece of business advice you’ve ever received and who gave it to you?
People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care – Lili Anderson Brown. Followed always by her willingness to take responsibility for things (no matter who did it) in her company and then create a dialogue to find a solution
Website and Social Links
· Website – WeHelpYouTHRIVE.com
· Facebook – BestSellersGuild.com (takes you to our free FB group)
· Twitter - @AskSteveKidd
· LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-kidd-90236655
Debbie Page Whitlock is a business coach and leading authority on cash flow for women entrepreneurs, and writes on all things related to creating sustainable, scalable and potentially salable businesses and other useful bits of business wisdom she’s acquired on her 20 year entrepreneurial odyssey.