Billee Howard is the Founder & CEO of Brandthropologie, an artist collective that helps place brands at the epicenter of culture and commerce. Billee is also the author of “We-Commerce” a book designed to help companies and leaders embrace the principles of the collaborative economy in ways that improve their bottom line.
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Secret – timesaving technique
Billee pushes herself to a place of discomfort — innovation is discipline. ONWARD!
Daily habit that contributes to success
Understand the context of the environment of who you’re talking to — Billee strives to not be overly insular.
Could have ruined your business – but now – an invaluable learning experience
Billee was forced to leave her industry — and Billee tells the whole story here.
Most critical skill you think business owners need to master to be successful
“Creativity needs to be a centrality of business — and view storytelling as a business competency.”
Most influential lesson learned from a mentor
“Reward somebody who deserves to be rewarded before they ask for it.”
Final Round – “Breaking Down the Recipe for Success”
What systems would you go back and put into place sooner?
I would take the time to deconstruct what went right and what went wrong.
What one strategy or “recipe” would compound into big wins for business owners?
Successful business today should be able to embrace ideas no matter where they come from.
How to exceed expectations and add the most value?
An individual would push themselves every day.
What strategy would you recommend new business owners focus on to best ensure success?
- Understand that there has never been a better time to be an entrepreneur
- Believe in yourself — you cannot succeed if you don’t first fail
- Have a niche focus — don’t be all things to all people
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