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10 Simple Steps to Build a Dave Kerpen CEO, Likeable Local Cofounder & Chairman, Likeable Media $5 MILLION BUSINESS

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In the past 7 years, we’ve built 2 significant businesses. Here’s how we did it:

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1. Find Trustworthy Partners Whether it’s a close friend or family member, partner with people you can trust.

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2. Create a strategy & focus Use Verne Harnish’s 1-page strategic plan or another method that allows you to focus.

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3. Say no to what’s off focus By saying no to what’s off focus, you’ll have more opportunity to grow. Even if it means firing your own customers.

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4. Find Peer Support Join an organization such as EO, YEC, YPO, Vistage, or BNI

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5. Form a board of advisors Coordinate a group of trusted mentors to counsel you on key issues.

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6. Hire Slow. Fire Fast. The sooner you part ways with people who aren’t a fit, the better.

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7. Build great values and culture Take time to build a place where people want to spend their time.

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8. Build your brand Use social media to make your company bigger than it really is.

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9. Ask for referrals The best form of marketing is your current customers.

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10. It’s the people, stupid The single most important factor in your success is your people.

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CONTACT Dave Kerpen EMAIL Dave@likeable.com TWITTER @davekerpen PHONE 212-359-4355 THANK YOU Learn how to grow your business in two minutes: LikeableDemo.com