Today, I was able to attend a business conference in Austin Tx called R.I.S.E, (http://www.riseglobal.org) designed for entrepreneurs who are needing guidance in making their business grow. It has been an incredible experience meeting other business leaders who have real business experiences, real challenges, and real needs. Their stories have been fascinating! If you ever have the chance to attend, then go. You won’t want to miss the fascinating things you will experience.
Today, we learned quite a large amount of information we can implement, but probably the most valuable piece of information we learned was to innovate, and collaborate. Innovate meaning, don’t be afraid to step out and move forward with ideas to fill a gap in which you see a need. Collaborate, meaning don’t be afraid to talk with other people, who are more experienced than you, and glean from them their insights about your idea. Even talk to competitors, and surprisingly you may find them willing to help you.
RISE has been extremely valuable, and has given me some excellent insights. Kind of even makes me want to start my own business……..maybe.