Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Vince Varallo, Co-Founder of Lead in English, located in Port Saint Lucie, FL, USA.

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

We provide advanced communication skills for professionals who work in English every day. They embrace Mastering Clarity, Impact, and Narrative (MCIN), which helps them become confident, personalized, and authentic communicators across language, culture, and leadership.

Tell us about yourself

My entrepreneurial story began in college. As an undeclared major in my third year, I attended a literature class and was mesmerized by the professor who taught the classics with unbridled enthusiasm. I remember thinking..."I can do that..." Energy and passion remain the values that I bring every day to my business. The joy in my career comes from the professionals who gain confidence in their English, become proficient public speakers, and realize their leadership potential. The secret: it's not about me... it's about them.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My team and I have found a powerful and unique communication method that resonates in the global environment--speak with clarity, speak with impact, and develop a compelling narrative. We have captured that method in our two publications: Leading in English and MCIN.

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

The ebbs and flows of business will challenge the way you work every day. The axiom: when it rains, it pours has been true for me. New business seems to come all at once. Then, the slow periods can seem daunting at best. One way to respond to these swings is to work even harder when slow and never forget to market and sell when busy.

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

The first tip is to get a good night's sleep--regardless of how the business day has transpired.

My second tip is to be a great listener. Your clients are telling you things every day that could easily slip by.

Finally, value your independence as a business owner. Go on great vacations, leave your work behind, and refresh your soul.

Where can people find you and your business?


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