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Take a Look at Time zones

Falcon had expanded his business to reach across the pond for the first time ever. He knew the times were different and it would be dark when it was light at his nest, but he was confused as to how he should deal with it. Eventually Falcon realized that to have valuable clients in other places he would need to make sure he paid attention to their schedule and time differences. Things went smoothly after that and he kept a hawk’s eye on their schedules.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “Helpful Hints from Business Owners on Dealing with International Clients

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Be Confident, Be Fearless

There were days when Puma felt like she didn’t have the power to get her business going. For years she had dreamed and plan for the day but now every obstacle seemed larger than life and she just wanted to go back home and hide. Reading a book on her shelf she saw the words ‘be confident, be fearless’ and it struck her as powerful. She could be confident and fearless. All she needed to do was step out the door and let the business world hear her roar.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “Seasoned Business Owners Share Their Advice for Young Female Entrepreneurs

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Give Up Some Control

Turkey was having trouble dealing with his children and keeping his business going. Each needed his undivided attention and if he gave more attention to one part, the other started to fail. He couldn’t ignore his children, but he couldn’t abandon his employees. Turkey felt like he needed to be at work all the time to make sure things were running well. When his friend Bison suggested he needed to learn how to delegate more his work and family life improved almost instantly. Now he was free to gobble up all the time he could with his family.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “Balancing Children and Business – How Entrepreneurs Get it Done

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You are Stronger than You Believe

Mountain Lion was having doubts about her business skill. It had only been a few months since she started her business and already she had hit a brick wall and was scared to climb over to the other side. Her friend Moose sat down and gave her a pep talk, “You are much stronger than you believe.” From that point on Mountain Lion trusted the advice and climbed over the wall.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “Seasoned Business Owners Share Their Advice for Young Female Entrepreneurs

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Be Different From What’s Out There

Penguin had been selling snow bowls for years now. More and more competitors were coming to the field and making products that were similar to Penguin’s. Enough was enough. Penguin decided to go back into his workshop and make a completely new bowl all his own. With a new bowl design and a refreshed attitude, Penguin went out to his customers to show it all off. The key to his cool new success was being different than his competitors.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “Entrepreneurs Reveal Tips on Jumping Ahead of Your Competition in the Battle of Business

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Constant, Strategic Changes

Chipmunk knew he had to do something quick to make his business stand out. Down the path another flower market had opened and sold the same flowers he picked each morning. From that day on Chipmunk put into action a plan of changes that occurred each month and gave his customers more of a choice, which in turn made his business stand out more than the other market.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “Entrepreneurs Reveal Tips on Jumping Ahead of Your Competition in the Battle of Business

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Listen Closely to the Client’s Needs

Bat was great at listening in certain situations. But hearing the specific needs of his client sometimes fell through the cracks when he was focused on closing a sale. Friend Mouse shook his head, “You need to pay more attention to what they say, not just the sale.” Bat snorted! As he began to think about it he decided maybe listening a little more instead of just winging it might put his clients more at ease.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by Rescue a CEO Post “Tips on How to Approach and Get the ‘Big Sale’ Closed

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When You’re Looking to Diversify and Add Products

With her product line going along well, Chicken decided she needed to add a little extra. She wanted to put a twist on the line by adding a new item that would be sure to lure customers in! Knowing she didn’t have the experience to do it along she decided hiring outside was her best bet to making it all work. With an expert in her corner the new product was a big hit with all the chicks!

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by Rescue a CEO Post “Figuring Out the Right Time to Ask for Help and Hire a Consultant

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Remember to Have Patience

A big sale was coming up and Cat had done it all before. He’d closed the big sale and always liked to have things two or three weeks ahead of schedule. There was too much to do and wasting time when a sale could be done sooner. Parakeet told Cat he needed to slow down and have patience, not try and hurry the client along. As much as Cat hated that Parakeet was right, he took the advice and from then on closing his big sales went purfectly.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by Rescue a CEO Post “Tips on How to Approach and Get the ‘Big Sale’ Closed

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When Expert Advice is Needed but Not Available

Dolphin was busy bottling his bubble mixture when he hit an issue with the marketing. No matter what idea he thought of he knew there was a major issue in his way. Shark suggested he get some expert advice on the subject. Dolphin had no such service on his staff so decided now was the time to hire an expert to help him squeak by the marketing issue.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by Rescue a CEO Post “Figuring Out the Right Time to Ask for Help and Hire a Consultant