Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Erik Listou, Founder of Inspiring Your Business, located in Evergreen, CO, USA.

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

Our mission is to inspire, educate, and improve every business.

Tell us about yourself

One of my first public appearances was a children's piano recital. When I finished his playing, the audience applauded, but then, according to the story my dad shared just a few years ago, I turned to the audience and smiled. Their applause grew as my smile widened. The audience clapped even louder. My mom leaned over to my dad and wisely said, "Our son is a performer!"

Now, 65 years later, and through 50 years of working and learning the science and art of building lasting physical structures and business systems, my passion for helping others continues. Since 1990, I have inspired and entertained over 2,000 live audiences - not counting zoom! I truly care about and trust others.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Evolving my own happy clients through inspiring, educating, and bringing positive change to thousands of other professionals.

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

Making everyone happy.

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

  1. Start by answering, "What do you do without talking about your job."
  2. Surround yourself with trusted talent.
  3. Together, create your perfect lasting vision statement and ever-evolving mission statement.

Where can people find you and your business?


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