033 Gene Hammett | Questions and Answers

Gene HammettHere is a chance to give specific answers to your questions. There are 5 different questions in the areas of Business Plans, quitting, hiring my 1st employee, niching fears and productivity. If you have a question for an episode please, email me your question at “[email protected]” and you will get a free gift from me if we use it on the show. Now here are the 5 As to your Qs…

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Leaders in the Trenches’ Target Audience: My target market for Leaders in the Trenches is people who are in the trenches, working hard to build businesses but sometimes feel overwhelmed by all the opportunities and responsibilities that come with being a business owner. 

TWEET THIS: "You really need a 90 day plan and you need to execute on that plan like there's no tomorrow."  

In this solo episode, I’m taking some time out to answer your most pressing questions. Based on my experience as a coach and a business owner, I field these five questions that cover various aspects of running your own business and being in the trenches. The five questions I chose to answer are representative of typical questions and situations all entrepreneurs face.

TWEET THIS: "If you want to get out of the trenches, you must focus on what you do best.”

The purpose of this show is to help you get out of the trenches, and the best way to do that is to hear where you are right now and what challenges you are facing.

Get ready to hear my thoughts on whether or not business plans are really necessary when to give up on a marketing tactic you’re testing, how to properly hire a new employee, what niching is really about and how to prioritize your time for maximum effectiveness.

Odds are that even if you didn’t submit one of these questions, there will be some information you can take and apply to your business.

TWEET THIS: "Take one thing in your business that you don't want to do, and have someone do it."

In this episode, here’s what we’ll cover:

  • How to know what type of business plan you need for your business.
  • When do you throw in the towel on a new marketing tactic?
  • How to evaluate a new marketing opportunity.
  • The necessity of systems to the health and growth of your business.
  • How to use oDesk, Elance and Fiverr – and when NOT to use them.
  • The proper course to take when hiring outside help.
  • Does niching mean you have to say no to business outside of your target market?
  • What’s one technique that you can use to actually get your “To-Do” list done?
TWEET THIS: "If you're in the trenches and want to get out, you've got to manage your time better."

Practical & Actionable (at [20:33]):

Some of the most practical and actionable advice I give in this episode is on productivity. You’ve got to be really present while you’re working and be present to recharge during the times you’re not working. If you’re in the trenches and want to get out, you’ve got to manage your time better.

One of the best ways to do this is to focus on what’s most important each day. You can do this by choosing the 3 most important things that day and get those done. Do this every day and you will definitely see your business grow.


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Do you have questions about today’s episode!?!

Did you know that you can apply to chat with me by phone? This is a limited time offer to help anyone that is serious about refining their business as well as developing a clear & compelling strategy that will drive them forward. Complete the questions and our team will follow up with you to schedule time for your “Business Breakthrough Session”. These are limited to 30 minutes, completely free and oh, so valuable.  Apply Now!


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