Things I Wish I Knew…
Before I Started a Business
My name is Darlene Ziebell. During my career I’ve climbed to the top of business success four times. Each time I learned more and more techniques and methods to make the climb faster and safer.
However, these business triumphs did not come without many challenges. My goal is to help you achieve the same business success I have by avoiding the mistakes I made. I can guide you every step of the way. From start-ups to turnarounds, businesses all face the same struggles. Many high-profile business owners just don’t want to talk about the mistakes they made. I feel, you can learn from them to help you succeed.
I began my career with a successful retail business. I purchased a failing gift shop and increased sales by 900% in my first year. Although this sounds great, it didn’t come easy. I made many mistakes along the way.
I continued my entrepreneurial career in technology and management consulting. My company’s client base grew to include many Fortune 1000 companies. In one of them I increased sales from zero to over 7 figures in less than 24 months.
Through these endeavors I am grateful for all the experiences I gained. Many times I’m asked for help in starting a new business or turning around a failing company. Today my plan is to help you.
Ascending to the top of business success is like climbing to the top of Mt. Everest. Every step of the way should be outlined, planned for and tested to make the journey easier and safer. Many mountain climbers don’t climb a challenging 27,000 foot peak without hiring a guide who’s done it before.
I’ve been through many challenges I call avalanches. I combine these business struggles into twelve categories. As your business guide, I’ll prepare you to successfully overcome these avalanches as you face them on your trek to the top. And you will face them. Every business owner does.
These challenges include how to get and maintain customers, banking relationships, vendor issues, partnership struggles, legal and financial challenges and exit strategies. Yes, a successful business owner has a plan on how to exit a business.
Why face your business climb alone when you can follow a guide who’s been there before? Allow me to hold your hand and show you the path to business success.
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About Darlene Ziebell
Darlene is an experienced entrepreneurial veteran with experience starting several companies. Her success with each of her businesses contributes to her vast business knowledge. Learn from her personal experiences on how to be a successful business owner and meet your life’s dreams.