Carrie Hartunian Smith has a diverse background in retail, hospitality, event production and promotions. In 1993, Carrie started a joint venture building a startup media company growing revenue to nearly $100 million before selling in 2007. After the sale of the company, she was asked to stay on with the new organization being an integral part of their aggressive acquisition strategy, 5 companies in under 24 months. Carrie’s expertise in fostering winning cultures within organizations increases productivity while reducing costs in mission-driven environments.
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Secret – timesaving technique
Carrie starts her morning by running down her list and taking a moment of prayer — try to stay open to what the day will throw at you. ONWARD!
Daily habit that contributes to success
Do what needs to be done — Carrie believes it’s not about doing what’s easy.
Could have ruined your business – but now – an invaluable learning experience
Carrie decided to leave her job — and Carrie tells the whole story here.
Most critical skill you think business owners need to master to be successful
“Increase the numbers of customers, get customers to spend more, or increase the number of transactions.”
Final Round – “Breaking Down the Recipe for Success”
What strategy would you recommend new business owners focus on to best ensure success?
- Identify who your market is
- Have your message speak to your market
- Get in front of them
How best to connect with Carrie:
- Website: smartmarketingconsulting.com
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/Carrie-Hartunian-Smith-312259675623007
- Twitter: @cccarrie7
- LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/carriehartuniansmith