Melissa K. Jones: Building Community for Business Success

When was the last time you met that new social media buddy of yours face-to-face? You know - where you actually picked up the phone to speak to each other in full sentences rather than in 140 character messages peppered with emojis?

In this episode, Melissa Jones and I are talking about some of the growing pains we all experience when we make the leap to running our own business and how cultivating a community for ourselves online and OFFLINE can be one of the wisest investments for the long term growth of your business.

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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE

  • Melissa's journey from the corporate world to the entrepreneurial world and the mindset shift she needed to make to get herself into "high gear." 
  • What you should be focusing on during your first year of business (and it ain't the "pretty stuff.") 
  • A simple way to prioritize your day to make sure you're working on things that'll push your business forward.
  • Why sometimes you've got to throw spaghetti on the wall.
  • Whether your business looks more like a Cheesecake Factory menu or like that of the fancy French bistro in the neighborhood and why it matters.
  • Why offline relationships are so valuable to the future of your business.
  • How to utilize social media to create a community for yourself -  online and offline.

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