Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in business development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Mike Williams, Founder of Greater Concepts By Design, located in Spring, TX, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I am a private consultant. My Ph.D. is in Educational Business Leadership. I specifically work with clients starting their own businesses. Also, in business growth and marketing.

Tell us about yourself

I worked for major corporations for 35 years as a member of senior management. I had a spinal cord injury that forced me to revamp my life.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment was to continue to work with the love and compassion I have with people over the years to start Greater Concepts By Design. This allowed me to help people realize their dream of building a business and build confidence within themselves. Also, publishing my book Effective Supervision.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Seeing people with talent and sometimes wanting to help everyone, but time doesn't permit.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Be Committed to the task.
  2. Understand you will work long hours from the beginning.
  3. Have a circle of positive influences.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

My 7 C's to Business:

  1. Have a conception of what you want.
  2. Strong Confidence.
  3. Focused Concentration.
  4. Consistency in pursuing your goal.
  5. Emotional Commitment.
  6. A good Character to Guide.
  7. A Capacity to have fun along the way.

Where can people find you and your business?


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