Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in business development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Gary Anzalone,
Founding Principal of Razor Consulting, located in New York, NY, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Razor Consulting is an outsourced business development resource for companies looking to expand into NYC markets. Our approach to business development is unique and requires a custom fit; no two businesses are the same. The identification and pursuit of new markets require a sharp focus on the needs and capabilities of our clients. This focus on time and commitment is necessary for their success. We are dedicated to developing the necessary relationships that will make a long-term difference in the growth of businesses. Our clients rely on Razor as their business development consultant, therefore, gaining greater exposure to NYC markets and access to new opportunities.
Tell us about yourself
I love building relationships and connecting people with each other for business opportunities. My clients have products and services that are centered on the Real Estate industry, designers, builders, and a wide range of service providers.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Adding value to both sides of the equation when connecting others.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
The challenge that I have is managing my client’s expectations and educating them on the differences between business development and sales.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Define the reasons for starting the business.
- Set reasonable goals, both short-term and long-term.
- Remember to enjoy the processes as you struggle, grow, and learn.
Where can people find you and your business?
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