Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in business development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with HR Huntsman, Founder & President of Leader’s Edge, located in Graham, WA, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
We are organizational strategists. Our customers are business owners/leaders that have hit some sort of pain point/plateau and need an objective, experienced guide to help them scale past it.
Tell us about yourself
At age 28 I began my first company from scratch and, over the course of 25 years, built it to be large & very impactful. Along the way, I fell more in love with the team development aspect of it than the work itself. That led me to start Leader's Edge, where, every day, I get to work with amazing leaders and help them build amazing teams and companies.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Starting two successful companies from scratch. I've given approximately 3000 talks to roughly 400k people around the world in 5 different countries.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
I think the hardest thing about being a business owner is learning to turn work "off" and be present in other moments. Building something can be an all-consuming mental process. After 30 years of entrepreneurship, I'm still learning how to strike this balance.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Take the time to build a solid foundation.
- Spend time every month working ON the business, not just IN it.
- Get a coach. Surrounding myself with people smarter than me was the smartest thing I've ever done.
Where can people find you and your business?
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