Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in business development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Shawn Richards, Owner of Blue Sky Business Consulting, located in Eagle Mountain, UT, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I own a business consulting firm that helps solopreneurs, micropreneurs, and small business owners grow their businesses by helping them identify their next strategies and direction for exponential growth and success.

Tell us about yourself

I have enjoyed a long career of business success and have helped many new business owners get their businesses started and off the ground. I love seeing the early stages of business development and growth! I love helping business owners reclaim their entrepreneurial dreams! Running and growing a business is hard work, and if I can help solve some of the problems all business owners face, then my time has been well spent!

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment is developing a proprietary and proven system that helps business owners quickly and accurately identify their biggest challenges and then solve them.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

One of the biggest challenges business owners face is the emotional wear and tear. Unknown and unforeseen challenges can derail the enthusiasm and excitement of owning and running a business. Learning to develop emotional resilience and focus on the entrepreneurial dream requires daily motivation and resilience!

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

If you're looking to start, run, and grow a business, I recommend the following:

  1. Do your research and never stop learning.
  2. Build a team of supporters around you.
  3. Being focused on your dreams but flexible is how you get there.

Where can people find you and your business?


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