“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds,” Francis Bacon.
If you’re looking for opportunities to grow your business, the key to success may already be yours—you just have to know where to look and how to use it.
View everything in your life as a business opportunity (but not in an obnoxious sales-y way). Look at every relationship you have, both personal and professional, as a window of ‘opportunity’ for your business’ potential.
I was reminded of this the other day when I went to town for a manicure. My friend, Angela, does my nails. She had the cutest pin on her apron and I quickly complimented her on it. She said, “Oh, one of my clients makes these. She has a little boutique.”
We started chatting about where the boutique was, and then she turned around and handed me her client’s business card from a whole stack that her client had left.
“How smart,” I thought. Angela has grown a strong clientele from personal referrals. My friend referred me to her and then I referred my mom. In turn, she’s loyal to her clients and helps them grow their businesses whenever possible.
Building a network of loyal friends and business professionals is essential to anyone looking to grow their clientele. Do this, and you can make countless opportunities to succeed in what you do—even while getting a manicure!