Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in business consulting and services but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Sara Ewell, Founder of Golden Scout Consulting, located in Denver, CO, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
At Golden Scout Consulting, we offer sales and marketing consulting for start-ups. Whether you're looking to transition from founder-led to team-led sales, level up your existing sales team, or need help supporting your expansion into new products or markets, we're here to be your guide. With more than 30 years of combined experience in sales and marketing, we have the knowledge to help you navigate through the challenges of growing your business.
Tell us about yourself
I have more than 20 years of experience in sales, account management, and marketing partnerships. I have worked at big companies like Coca-Cola and NBCUniversal and small start-ups. When I moved home to Denver with my family 6 years ago, I became obsessed with the vibrant start-up community in Denver/Boulder. I started attending Denver Start-Up Week and Networking events in the area and would meet start-up founders who would ask, "Do you want to come and do sales for me?" I realized there was a need for sales consulting for early-stage companies, and Golden Scout was born.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I love being a business owner and supporting myself and my team. I also LOVE seeing the customer success stories our work generates. Getting to grow my own business while helping other founders grow theirs is a dream
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Juggling, doing the work, and running the business is a challenge. It can be so easy to feel like you have two full-time jobs, serving your clients and doing all the administrative work that comes with being a small business owner. Strategic outsourcing is key!
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Know what you're great at and what you aren't.
- Focus your time on the things only you can do, and delegate/outsource the rest.
- Be kind to yourself. You are your company's greatest asset, so protect it!
Where can people find you and your business?
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