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Looking Forward to 2013 and Welcoming a New Community Lead Officer

Melinda Clarke Executive Director Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce 3516 N Verdugo Road Glendale, CA 91208  (818) 249-7171 www.montrosechamber.org

Melinda Clarke
Executive Director
Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce
3516 N Verdugo Road
Glendale, CA 91208
(818) 249-7171
www.montrosechamber.org

I came across this article and I thought I would pass the wisdom along. Here are 10 tips for exponential entrepreneurial growth in 2013 by Noah Fleming, who is a strategic marketing consultant specializing in entrepreneurial growth:

1. Stop trying to do everything at once and do one thing well. My own mentor often reminds me to stop trying to move a million things an inch and focus on moving three things a mile. 2. Know your ideal customer. Most entrepreneurs struggle because they don’t have a clear idea of who their ideal client is. When you’re that in tune with your customer profile, attracting them becomes so much easier. 3. Shift from customer pursuit to customer attraction. Everyone is focused on pursuit while a relative few are putting the magnets in place to attract. Build and spread your intellectual property. Write a book. Write articles. Build a new website. Engage in Twitter and other forms of social media. 4. Get yourself a mentor. Mentors differ from coaches and yet you might need both of them. A mentor should be able to help you strategically, as well as advise you and offer solicited feedback in your endeavours. 5. Stop caring about complainers and critics. Stop worrying about what others may say or think of you. Accept only the feedback you’ve asked for. Nothing more. 6. Make the greatest investment possible … in yourself. If there was an area where I thought I could improve, or do better, or a new skill I wanted to attain, I invested in myself. It’s the greatest investment you can possibly make. 7. Reinvent yourself. If 2012 was a slow year, it might be time to reinvent yourself. I don’t mean that you need to change your business model, but you need to reinvent yourself in the marketplace. The marketplace will forgive almost anything but boring and, thankfully, they often forget boring when they’re presented with new and remarkable. 8. Join or create a mastermind group. You’ve heard it before that successful people hang out with other successful people. Build a mastermind group of people who can support and help propel you to new levels. 9. Create life balance. Don’t check your email first thing when you wake up. Go for a run. Don’t be constantly glued to your iPhone. Shut down all technology at 5 p.m. Everything else can wait. There are far more important things in life than focusing on your business 24/7. You never have to miss your kids’ dance recital for a phone call. Who’s kidding whom? The call can almost always wait. 10. Jump. Entrepreneurs are always talking about “the fear of failure.” The best entrepreneurs recognize their failures and learn from them. But beyond that, great entrepreneurs realize that tomorrow is another day and become avid risk takers. They learn to jump and jump often.

Please join the Montrose Verdugo Chamber as we say goodbye to GPD Officer Matt Zakarian and welcome our new Community Lead Officer Abe Chung. Officer Zakarian has served the North Command Area of Glendale for the last four- and-half years and has now been promoted to the rank of detective and will be working in the Violent Crimes Bureau. We will be meeting on Jan. 9 at the Coffee Bean in Montrose from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Upcoming Events
Meet and Greet with COPPS on Wednesday, Jan. 9 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Coffee Bean, 3701 Ocean View Blvd., Montrose.

Installation and Community Recognition Awards on Thursday, Jan. 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the La Cañada Thursday Club, 4440 Woodleigh Lane, La Cañada.

Centennial February business mixer on Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  at Al’s Deli, 2332 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. Celebrating 60 years in business.

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