At a recent entrepreneurship summit, a group of speakers were discussing the perfect time to launch a company. The consensus surprised me a little— start before you’re ready. Like many entrepreneurs, I tend to be a perfectionist. I talk ideas out with peers, gather feedback and then methodically move forward. Start before you’re ready? Not me! The conversation did, however, get me thinking about my own entrepreneurial efforts.
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By Jenny Vance, president of LeadJen
In the early stages of a business, an entrepreneur typically takes on several roles to get his or her company off the ground. One of these roles might deal with sales. However, keeping the sales pipeline full is often not the best use of an entrepreneur’s time. He or she should spend time closing the deal, not cold-calling. As the need for support grows, many companies wind up outsourcing their lead-generation needs. In my six years of experience helping clients guide their sales goals, I’ve seen how beneficial lead-generation partners can be. They offer:
By Jenny Vance, an EO Indianapolis member and president of LeadJen.
At the end of May, I was lucky enough to experience something very few Americans ever will: I landed on an aircraft carrier, spent the night aboard the USS John C. Stennis and flew off the carrier the following day.