Three FAST Ways to Grow Your Business: Key Tips from the Chase for Business Austin Event

This post is sponsored by Chase for Business. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Eventual Millionaire.

**Click here for more tips and inspiring stories from the Chase for Business Resource Center**

My team and I attended the Chase for Business Conference at the Austin Convention Center in downtown Austin, Texas, and the theme of the event was how to grow your business so you can lead in the future. Exciting, right?!

Chase for Business brought in seasoned business professionals to foster dialogue with Austin’s business owners, to help our community gain expert knowledge around critical business topics, and to give us access to resources that will help us fund and grow our businesses.

As a Chase collaborator and correspondent, I nabbed a front-row seat to all the action and had the opportunity to personally interview the experts in attendance. Let me share my top takeaways šŸ™‚

  1. To grow, CHOOSE TO CHANGE.

Mel Robbins, author of “The 5 Second Rule” and one of the most booked speakers in the world, delivered a killer keynote on how to take ACTION in your business. The gap between fear and courage, she explained, is just 5 seconds long. When facing tough decisions, Mel encouraged people to count from 5 to 0 and then COMMIT to taking action.

Mel’s ideas on confidence hit home. Confidence isn’t knowing you’ll do something. It’s being willing to try anything to do something. If one thing doesn’t work, you KEEP trying.

We all have a choice. We can choose to stay “safe” and actually stay stuck. Or we can lean into the fear – move through the unknown – and take gigantic leaps forward.

**Click here to check out Mel on TeDX on “How to stop screwing yourself over”

  1. Follow Your Passion to Make Money.

Yes, it sounds cheesy. But it’s true. I’ve seen it in my business and with hundreds of my clients. You must find something you’re passionate about to achieve SUSTAINABLE success.

We can muscle through things we hate for a while, but you can’t run a company that’s out of alignment with your values and desires over the long term.

Maverick Carter, Founder and CEO of Uninterrupted Springhill Entertainment, talked about creating a vision. When I interviewed Mav, he said we must INSPIRE our customers by sharing your big WHY with them. It seems “warm and fuzzy” but consumers love to know companies have a purpose beyond making money.

  1. Form Strategic Partnerships.

No matter how capable, smart, and driven you are, you can’t build a thriving business alone. At Eventual Millionaire, know this to be true.

Speaker Rajneesh Gupta validated this idea and said that we must build SMART CONNECTIONS to stay relevant. As the Global Business Leader for Intuit’s financial institutions division, Rajneesh knows how to grow a successful company.

When you decide to take things up a notch in your business, Chase can provide you capital to make wise investments to increase profitability. We all know that entrepreneurship – while massively rewarding – isn’t easy. Remember, you don’t have to do this alone!

Before signing off . . .

If you’re willing to incorporate even ONE of these three key tips, you’re going to make forward strides in your business. Remember Mel’s 5-second rule to jump from fear to courage quickly, keep your business aligned with your passions and values, and create strategic partnerships to grow your company.

For more small business tips and read journeys from other inspiring business owners, check out Chase’s Business Resource Center.

P.S – I had a great time covering the Chase for Business Conference in Austin AND!..there’s more to come so stay tuned! So excited!!

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