Payman Taei is the founder of Visme and HindSite Interactive. In late 2001 he started creating websites for businesses to pay his way through college. With $170 and a vintage Pentium processor in the corner of a small apartment, over the last 14 years he grew HindSite to a stable award winning web consulting company with two profitable divisions; a web consulting firm and a Software as a Service (Visme) which allows 250,000 businesses and individuals to create professional presentation and infographics right in their browser.
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Secret – timesaving technique
Payman has a daily task/goal list to stay focused – be productive every day. ONWARD!
Daily habit that contributes to success
Be consistent – Payman sees success by keeping clear, consistent goals in sight.
Could have ruined your business – but now – an invaluable learning experience
Payman’s nine-month developed product wasn’t being used – and Payman tells the whole story here.
Most critical skill you think business owners need to master to be successful
“You need to have passion to be a business owner – you’ll only get so far without it.”
Most influential lesson learned from a mentor
“There is no shortcut – extremely hard work allows you to achieve your goals.”
Final Round – “Breaking Down the Recipe for Success”
What systems would you go back and put into place sooner?
I would have listened to my instincts – be grounded.
What one strategy or “recipe” would compound into big wins for business owners?
Listen to your customers – but know when to say no.
How to exceed expectations and add the most value?
An individual is in line without vision – and is passionate about our business.
What strategy would you recommend new business owners focus on to best ensure success?
- Be ready to change angles at any given time
- Create a product you know there’s a need for – and make it the best product you can
- Differentiate yourself from the field
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