Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in business development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Tye Threats, Founder and President of Write the Vision Consulting Group, located in Irving, TX, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Write the Vision Consulting Group is a boutique consulting firm that helps small to midsize organizations focus on the strategies needed to grow and scale their business.
Tell us about yourself
I've grown up in the corporate sector since the age of 17. During my time of progressing the ranks, completing my education, and doing hands-on training, I realized I had a true passion for growing and developing businesses. My entrepreneurial spirit and love for complex problem-solving lent me the opportunity to continually test, learn, and prove ways to make corporations for which I worked grow and scale their products and services.
Over the years, I realized I wanted to be a Business Consultant full-time. I enjoy transforming the vision of companies into a strategy that lends them the results they need to thrive. Every company has a different need; therefore, every problem is different, and that is the exciting part. Connecting with individual businesses to understand their goals and help implement strategies to produce real results they can benefit from is what keeps me motivated.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My biggest accomplishment as a business owner would have to be taking the leap of faith to start my consulting firm. I decided to trade the comfort of my corporate career and stable salary to build my own independent consulting firm.
We, as humans, thrive on the comfort and security of knowing what to expect. However, there is a saying, "There is no growth in your comfort zone." Deciding to leave my comfort zone and branch out on my own was my biggest accomplishment and also the first step to the many doors that have continuously opened. As I look at the growing list of clients I get to serve, it makes taking the leap of faith worthwhile, reminding my success starts with taking one step.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
I would say one of the hardest challenges for me has been doing it all myself. In the beginning stages of a business, you are the only one on the payroll. You are not only serving clients to bring in income, but you must also do the marketing, the IT work, payroll, you name it. Patience is key, and learning to find ways to outsource the work in an affordable way that doesn't impact your bottom line.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Believe in yourself!
Always remember why you started. No matter what seasons you go through in business, challenge yourself to keep the same excitement, hope, and vision you had when the idea was first born.
- Hire a Consultant.
Seems like a shameless plug, but I promise it's not. Often times business owners are an expert in their craft but may not understand the intricacies of growing and scaling a business from marketing to streamlining day-to-day operations etc. Hire an expert. Often times owners are too close to the work or grow so fast they don't realize other things needed to excel. Make the investment in yourself but do the research. Your ending goal as a business is to grow and sustain for years to come.
- Keep Going.
It will take a lot of patience, persistence, and reinventing yourself along the way. Keep an open mind as you learn your way through. " A journey of a thousand miles starts with one step," but the key is to keep moving forward.
Where can people find you and your business?
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