Which Profile do YOU fit into Right Now?

To know what you need most right now in terms of getting to the next level of your export business, it’s important to ask yourself some questions and really see where you fit. No matter where you are currently in your business, it’s perfect. To best determine which entrepreneur or business type you fit, ask yourself these questions:

“Where am I in my international business today? What is my mindset around my export business? What are my current challenges around my exports? What do I need most right now to get to the next export level?”


You are within the first few years of starting your business, a part-timer or person transitioning to a new business from a day-job.

Who you are

You’re an entrepreneur who’s in the building stages of your business or looking to transition fully and successfully into your new business. You’re smart, you’re motivated, you’ve got a lot to offer your clients, you love what you do, and it’s time you made more money at it with exports of your products/services. Your biggest focus right now is on getting ideal international business partners, so this is the export building stage for you. You want to ramp up the export business.

What your issues tend to be

You’re super-passionate about this business, in fact, you know it’s your calling. You so badly want to ramp it up to have consistent cash-flow, but right now, sales aren’t coming as quickly as you’d like. All of this is creating some stress in your life, sometimes requiring you to work long hours trying to make the business work. That’s because you ‘don’t know what you don’t know’ about exports, and you’re still learning what’s going to work to get you more clients and bring in more money consistently. There’s a lot of energy going out, but the results aren’t exactly what you want them to be, and you know you can’t keep doing the same things anymore, because you keep getting the same under-whelming results. If we’re really being honest, you sometimes experience self-doubt, wondering if you’re really meant to be doing this.

What you need most right now

Your primary focus needs to be on creating a strategy for effectively exports and doing some serious planning to attract ideal international business partners and generate greater income from your business. It’s all about creating the marketing plan, and then working the plan consistently, so you fill your pipeline quickly and turn more international markets into paying clients. It’s all about stating specific goals and creating the focus and accountability you need to move your business forward quickly, yet comfortably, so you finally see the results and feel even more successful in your own business.

Small business (minority, veterans, military and/or women-owned)

You got international clients, I make good money, but you do everything yourself and have no time. You need systems and some serious leverage in your business! You want to grow your international business and multiply your income with more downtime.

Who you are

You’re totally passionate about your work, you make good money and you have plenty of US clients. You’re a high-achiever, but you struggle with a completely full export business. As a result, you have little time for yourself and you’re probably feeling guilty about neglecting those who are most important to you.

What your issues tend to be

Although business is good and you’re making good money, your exports are not increasing, you’re working a lot; you’re tired and overwhelmed because your to-do list is a mile long. Your stress level is pretty high and it’s likely that you haven’t taken a vacation in a while because you’re just too busy. You’re the bottleneck in the business because nothing gets done without you doing it.

What you need most right now

It’s time to change how you operate your business and get you out of your own way to achieve profitable exports. The focus for you right now needs to be on reducing overwhelm and creating systems and processes so things can run more smoothly. Delegation and automation will be key at this point in your business. It’s about multiplying your personal productivity and beginning to work smarter, not harder. It’s crucial for you to let go of some of the control and get the support you need.

Significant others

You’re the better-half of a successful entrepreneur. You’re super driven and, deep inside, you long to create a legacy business that has a life beyond you, increasing its positive impact on the world, while putting you or your business in the spotlight. In fact, that big vision is based in making a big difference in the world and you’re now ready to make it happen, creating more meaning in your life and giving back.

What your issues tend to be

You take care of your loves ones and have your business dream on hold. You do many things on a daily basis that aren’t part of your ‘unique excellence’ and that prevents you from starting or growing your business.

What you need most

Important mindset shifts need to occur to make your exports successfully increase your profits. First, you must understand the gaps between where your company is today, and where you want it to be. You need to know what your needs are, what your struggles are, what your hopes are, what your dreams are, and what your aspirations are. To put your business on the world map, you actually have to focus on the big vision and export growth strategy, multiplying your impact and income. To make it all happen, your mindset and posturing in the international marketplace need to be addressed. For this, regular guidance and mentoring throughout this process is crucial.

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