In this Podcast we discuss ( SPOILER ALERT )
- [03:10] Darcy Ida shares her motivation for becoming an entrepreneur.
- [04:24] Darcy talks about sourcing products from the far east vs the UK.
- [05:37] We learn what it’s like to balance being a mother, and starting a business.
- [09:17] Darcy shares how becoming hands off in certain areas, helped her business to grow.
- [13:55] We get advice on how as a mother, you can start delegating parts of your business.
- [14:59] We learn about the challenges Darcy faced, due to her background, gender and age.
- [18:33] Darcy explains how she used diversity in her business, to be an advantage.
- [19:45] On company culture: “I always say to people I am interviewing, I would never ask anyone to do something that I wouldn’t be prepared to do for my self.”
- [22:01] Darcy shares tips from what she learnt from “The Lost Art of Listening” (Link below)
- [22:32] We get more sales tips for anyone starting a business.
- [25:15] We learn how Ida Pod acquired Virgin as a client.
- [31:30] Darcy explains hows to peruse a business opportunity in where you may have no experience.
- [33:05] Darcy talks about her first sale.
- [ 37:46] We learn how you can prepare for building a relationship with your sales lead.
- [40:50] We get very in depth tips, on how to get around gatekeepers during a cold call.
- [45:00] We find out if we should leave a message when making a sales call.
- [46:45] Darcy talks about researching the technology behind Ida Pod.
- [48:00] Darcy explains when or if you should leave your job.
- [49:30] We find out what Darcy wished she knew, before she started.
- [50:38] Darcy shares her biggest failure.
- [51:40] We find out how “to-do” lists, help Darcy to achieve her goals.
- [53:22] Darcy lists her favourite motivational speakers, to help better your business or family life.
You will learn
- Sales tips, and how to handle gatekeepers while making cold calls.
- How to balance being a mother while growing your business.
- How diversity could be an advantage in business.
- Receive 10% off your first order with Ida Pod, by mentioning “Minority 101” while making your booking.
Links and resources mentioned
- More from Darcy Ida
- Recommended reading
- Recommended motivational speakers
Darcy challenges you to create a “things to-do list” for one month.
Create two separate lists on:
- Business / Entrepreneurial steps
- Personal goals.
Every week, for each list, write down 10 things you need to accomplish. For example, it could be as simple as:
- Reach out to 3 networking groups,
- Or research 3 companies in the field I am hoping to go into,
- Or speak to 4 friends and family members, to see if they have any suggestions on what direction you can take your business.
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Kind regards, Lisimba.
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