Jeffrey Hayzlett: Is Now a Good Time to Start a Business?

“Run into the fire and run as fast as you can.” 

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If you ponder, you will squander.

We live in interesting times. Yes, there is a lot of fear surrounding our current circumstance. If you think about the businesses that came out of the 2008 recession like Uber, AirBnb, you realize it’s impossible to envision what might come out of this intense time.  

So, if someone has the means to start a business, how could one possibly begin? How can a business leader position themself to come out of the darkness poised and ahead of the game? 

To help us navigate our current entrepreneurial fears I’ve brought on my friend, primetime television host of C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett, and Executive Perspectives on C-Suite TV, and business podcast host of All Business with Jeffrey Hayzlett on C-Suite Radio, Jeffrey Hayzlett.  

Jeffrey is a global business celebrity, speaker, best-selling author, and Chairman and CEO of C-Suite Network, home of the world’s most trusted network of C-Suite leaders. He is a well-traveled public speaker, former Fortune 100 CMO, and author of four best-selling business books: Think Big, Act Bigger: The Rewards of Being Relentless, Running the Gauntlet, The Mirror Test and The Hero Factor: How Great Leaders Transform Organizations and Create Winning Cultures. Hayzlett is one of the most compelling figures in business today and an inductee into the National Speakers Association’s Speaker Hall of Fame.

In this discussion, he unpacks why now is as good a time as ever to start your business.

Download this episode today to learn why this could be the beginning of our most entrepreneurial times ever.

“If you ponder, you will squander.”

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  • Start with the idea, then figure out how to implement your idea. Maybe it will take a coach. But you have to start with a plan. 
  • The only way to know if people will buy what you are selling is to sell it. 
  • The government is willing to help businesses now more than ever.
  • If you don’t want to start a business then find someone who is hiring. See what you can do to help people. 
  • What is going on right now is a reset. Those who are proactive now are going to be ready to move forward. 
  • The five necessary keeps for current business leaders: keep your customers engaged, keep your employees focused, keep the cash flowing, keep the continuity, keep the spirit.
  • Business coaching is essential to success. 

“I like to see both sides because somewhere in the middle is the truth.”

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