Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in business development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Stephen Schmidt, founder of Stephen M Schmidt Coaching, located in Denver, CO, USA.

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

I am a Business Leadership Success coach who helps small business owners and entrepreneurs grow to the next level by understanding their strengths, discovering their ideal clients, and learning how to be productive on a regular basis.

Tell us about yourself

I have always loved the entrepreneurial spirit of creating my own business and know how hard it can be in the beginning to find clients, make money and stay focused on what you need to do.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Building a community for small business owners where they can be part of a Peer Advisory Board group and take seminars and workshops to help them transform and create a great business and an extraordinary life.

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

It can be a very lonely journey and challenging to find the help you need when you are struggling and overwhelmed because you have no idea what to do next.

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

  1. Make sure you have your finances for three years when you start.
  2. Understand your client and how your products will help them.
  3. Each day, figure out the three most important things you need to get done and do them first.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Starting your own business can be difficult, and understanding "Why" you want to build your own business can make all the difference in staying committed to your journey and riding through the tough times. For example, maybe you want to help people, or you want financial freedom, or you want to be your own boss.

Where can people find you and your business?


If you like what you've read here and have your own story as a solo or small business entrepreneur that you'd like to share, then please answer these interview questions. We'd love to feature your journey on these pages.

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