Kim is the best-selling author of Will The Real You Please Stand Up; Show, Up, Be Authentic, and Prosper in Social Media. She is also the CEO of Boom Social, a social selling training and consulting company that helps businesses of all sizes leverage social and digital marketing strategies to increase their traffic, leads, and sales.
She is internationally recognized as a thought leader in the social media space. Forbes named her as one of the Top 10 Social Media Power Influencers and she regularly contributes to Entrepreneur.com and Huffington Post. Her own blog, KimGarst.com, is one of the top social media resources in the world.
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Secret — timesaving technique
Kim makes a basic list — making a list helps Kim manage and structure her time. ONWARD!
Daily habit that contributes to success
Kim wakes up with a servant based heart — it’s about doing the right thing every day.
Could have ruined your business — but now — an invaluable learning experience
Kim initially struggled with the business learning curve — and Kim tells the whole story here.
Most critical skill you think business owners need to master to be successful
“A business owner has to be open to continual learning and mentorship from others.”
Most influential lesson learned from a mentor
“Make a list — go through the list — check off each task that you’re the only person who has the ability to complete.”
Final Round — “Breaking Down the Recipe for Success”
What systems would you go back and put into place sooner?
I would have gone back and put a system in place to help with outsourcing and customer relations.
What one strategy or “recipe” would compound into big wins for business owners?
A consistent strategy versed in simplicity — focus on your strengths and outsource your weaknesses.
How to exceed expectations and add the most value?
An individual who has expertise in a certain field — is passionate — and truly loves their job.
What strategy would you recommend new business owners focus on to best ensure success?
- What is your why?
- Who are you going to serve?
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