Entrepreneurial Success: Before and After Social Media
As an entrepreneur of 26 years, I often reflect on how things are different now than at the beginning. Lately I have thought about what additional entrepreneurial success I could have had IF the web and social media had existed back then.
Entrepreneurial Success: Great Finds via Social Media
Before social media one of my biggest challenges was finding experts I needed: videographer to shoot videos, bookkeeper to set up the bookkeeping, graphics designer to design the logo and marketing materials, and on and on.
Now with the Web and social media, I quickly find possible resources. Like many today, I marvel at how our entrepreneurial success speeds along with just a few clicks. One of my great business finds via social media was Kimb Manson Graphic Design.
Within the first five minutes of speaking with her, I realized the gem I had uncovered. Kimb Manson showed great business skills, great people skills, and immediately started generating ideas. Because of social media, I could see her graphics portfolio as we spoke! Over the years, she gave me the greatest gift for entrepreneurial success, a trusted advisor with superb skills. It’s unlikely I would have found her without social media since she is based in Canada and I the USA.
As I spoke with other entrepreneurs about Kimb, they had the same reaction.
“Working with Kimb Manson has been a gift. From the first moment, she took our half-baked graphic design ideas about various projects plus our branding and created pieces that showcased us in just the right light. From the start, we have had Kimb work on dozens of projects. She has a knack for quickly (I mean really quickly) creating eye-candy magic that fits in with our story and satisfies the business needs. Now, she has a finger in every important project we do. She is our business adviser, our graphic designer, and our friend.” ~Frank J. Kenny, Chamber of Commerce Pro
“Kimb created a wonderful book cover and social media cover images for me. She brought a creative interpretation to my brand. I love how social media brought me to her. I found her through a mutual connect, Frank Kenny, who by that time, was a big fan of Kimb’s work. My exposure to Kimb through Frank made me feel like I was already working with a friend.” ~Beth Bridges, The Networking Motivator
“Kimb Manson had posted a number of Speaker One Sheet’s on Facebook that she had created for her clients. I contacted her to create one for me. I was thrilled with the results and have continued to work with her ever since. She is creative, professional, open minded, accommodating and great at what she does. If you aren’t working with her – you should be.” ~Brian Smith, Power Link Dynamics
None of us knew each other nor Kimb, yet social media connected us to her and she contributed to our entrepreneurial success.
Of course there are many things that breed entrepreneurial success. Great vision, strong commitment, loads of hard work, and smart decisions! But social media has made it easier. It has made entrepreneurial success possible to upstarts who formerly couldn’t challenge the established giants.
Whether you are a long time entrepreneur or one just starting out, social media helps you in some significant way: reviews, resources, and/or revenue!
As I read A World Gone Social by Ted Coiné and Mark Babbitt, I saw where I came from and the additional entrepreneurial success that lays ahead. If you are not sure what social media can do for you, read this book. If you have already jumped on board, tell us where have you come from and where are you going?
How has social media fed your entrepreneurial success? Share your story!
From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™
©2015 Kate Nasser, CAS, Inc. Somerville, NJ. I appreciate your sharing the link to this post on your social streams. However, if you want to re-post or republish the content of this post, please email email@example.com for permission and guidelines. Thank you for respecting intellectual capital.
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™, delivers coaching, consulting, training, and keynotes on leading change, employee engagement, teamwork, and delivering the ultimate customer service. She turns interaction obstacles into interpersonal success. See this site for workshop outlines, keynote footage, and customer results.
Join me through these social channels.
Engage in people skills learning! Let’s turn interaction obstacles into business success in leadership, teamwork, and customer service experience. I invite your questions, share my experience, and welcome your wisdom.