Transcript of today’s video:

Good morning and happy Wednesday my name is Patricia with Y I’m a business adviser and certified business coach here at Community Futures Yellowhead East. And each morning I like to bring forward a quote that helps to start the day off on a positive note and today’s quote comes from J K Rowling. You may know her as the author of the Harry Potter series and as the writer of…

What was it?  Oh yeah, I believe it was a detective or mystery series that she wrote after Harry Potter. But of course she is known for Harry Potter.

And before she wrote that incredible seven book series she hit rock bottom. And she shares that story and the story of how she came from rock bottom to success several times and you can always look that up on the Google.

The quote I’m bringing forward today is “Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”

And this is so pertinent to small business owners out there who maybe struggling or facing challenges that they feel that they have hit rock bottom…well the one thing that they always say about the bottom is that it is always up from there.

And as long as we can keep looking up and you can get up.

So that’s a positive thought of the morning. It starts on a little bit of a “you gotta hit the rock bottom” but it’s a positive thing because there is no such thing as the end when it comes to achieving success.

And some of the biggest successes that that we hear about today began with really tragic stories or at least really challenging stories. Many people don’t know that the founder of Walmart, Sam Walton, actually had two stores that failed prior to starting Walmart.

So even though Walmart is considered a success story of note today – in some circumstances – at least from the corporate ability to earn money sort of angle…They are certainly noted for that and for their ability to expand.

And with those things he had those two failures before!

So if you’re facing challenges you can certainly take a positive spin on things and know that it may be here that is the bottom of things and it may be turning up from there and if you need help turning things around, readjusting things so that you can move forward… toward a successful path..

Well that that is definitely what we are here for.

We help with business planning, business training, business coaching and, of course, business financing.

We are a secondary funder, which means you do have to be turned down by a traditional banking institution or Credit Union before being able to apply. But you do need a business plan and 10 percent of what you’re looking to borrow in order to do that.

And I have all the resources here to get you to where you want to be next.

Whether it is starting a business, growing a business, learning how to manage a business…

Because one of the biggest find things grow too fast and not being able to keep up andproblems that a lot of small business owners don’t anticipate is being oversubscribed or starting to then getting on that hamster wheel where things are good but not getting better.

Where you feel like you’re running in circles.

And we definitely have sources for those of you who might feel that way out there.

My next live is going to be at 11 and on live at 11 today I’m going to be talking about pictures –

Your graphic image in business.

This is an area where restaurants, hotels, and retail outlets can really up their game and really attract more customers simply by doing things a little differently in how they take pictures and how they approach the graphic image that they put out there into to the world.

Because I have seen over the last couple of days – some really bad images and they don’t do what you want them to do for your business. Imaging is very important and the techniques are fairly simple, but they do have to be applied every time. Or you risk losing the perception of your business so I will be talking about that at 11 – how to decide which pictures are going to represent your business best and how to avoid a bad pictures online that can turn off your customer if they are too gross.

So that’s we’ll be talking about 11.

I hope that you can join me. Grab a coffee and join me for that 15 minute learning session where I share a little bit of the knowledge that I gathered over the past 20 years as a small town small business consultant. We’ll to see you then and if you’re watching the recording feel free to use the comment section get in touch with me because even if you aren`t  watching live but we can definitely work together to help your business grow on your schedule.

Until next time.

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