Outstanding Obstacles – How I Overcame Health Hurdles and Learned to Live Life by My Design

Outstanding Obstacles – How I Overcame Health Hurdles and Learned to Live Life by My Design

This isn’t the easiest story for me to tell, but I wanted to be open with the KRose community about how I got here and why I decided to start my business. I wanted to create a company that allowed my employees and myself financial and time freedom. I want my employees to have a sense of security if they get sick or a family member gets sick, that they don’t have to fear they will lose their job. I needed a career that would work around what is best for me. When I got sick, I didn’t know what life would look like and I had to define a new reality.

This is my story of declining health, near-death experiences, acceptance, and the will to move forward and make a difference.

It was the Fall of 2009 and I was in my senior year of high school, running varsity cross country, playing basketball, and really starting to not feel well. The school year had just progressed into the fall. By the time October hit, I was feeling worse and worse every day. I was training harder in cross country, but my times were getting steadily slower. It was starting to get very frustrating. When I would eat lunch, the stomach pains to follow were extreme. I would try to sleep in my vehicle during the period after lunch, but it got tougher to endure each day.

During this time, it felt like I wasn’t really living. I was exhausted and just trying to get through each day, barely surviving. My parents had started taking me to doctors who were continuously stumped. I went to a chiropractor who said my back was off and gave me some exercises. Then I went to a neurologist who diagnosed my chronic headaches and put me on medicine. But we still couldn’t pinpoint what specifically was wrong. I just knew I wasn’t feeling well, and it wasn’t getting any better.

There were a few personal turning points when I knew something was really off. In welding class, I started to drop the welding equipment and couldn’t hold a grasp. It was like I was losing control of my grip and it was pretty scary.

One day I called my dad and told him I thought he needed to come to basketball practice. Although I tried to play it off, I had lost feeling in half of my face. When I smiled the left side wasn’t moving and I couldn’t feel it when I touched that side of my face. This was another major red flag for me

During basketball practice, I ended up having a stroke and they took me to urgent care. There they said I needed to see a neurologist right away and they thought I had swelling in the blood vessels of my brain. Within a couple days we were headed to the nearest neurologist in Helena. The nurse there told me I needed an MRI so they could find out what was going on in my brain. She said she wasn’t too worried about it and they gave me some medications, saying it should be OK.

We woke up the next morning and headed to Bozeman for an MRI. They called to say there were some abnormal results on the MRI and they needed me to come back to have the test done with contrast. Within the 30 minute drive home, they called and said we needed to go to Billings the next day.

The next morning, December 18, my parents got a flat tire on the way to Billings and my dad was outside changing it when the neurologist called to check in. During the phone call I had a stroke. She hung up with me and called my dad outside to tell him what was happening. She told him to get me straight to the emergency room in Bozeman. I stayed there all morning as they performed test after test, with little progress into finding out what the problem was. A gentleman came up to my dad and said, though he knew it was against hospital protocol, that he wanted to take a look at me. He didn’t work at the hospital, but was interviewing for a job, coming from Seattle Children’s Hospital. He came in and immediately looked at my fingers and toes where he found splinter hemorrhaging, which is small blood clots that look like splinters.

There are two reasons someone might have splinter hemorrhaging, either IV drug use, which of course I wasn’t doing, or a heart infection. The gentleman walked out and told my dad I needed to go to Salt Lake City. My dad, being John Rose, said, “Well, that’s fine. I just need to go home and shower and I’d be happy to take her to Salt Lake.” The man said he didn’t think my dad understood and that he had already called a life flight to take me to Salt Lake that night to prep me for open heart surgery. The memories are pretty vague from this time, but I remember friends, classmates and siblings coming in to visit me.

The hospital allowed one parent to go with me on the flight and one to make sure I arrived there safely as I was one stroke away from serious damage or even death.

I’m incredibly blessed and have had the most supportive friends and family throughout everything. My grandparents and some family friends beat us there to the waiting room. The plan was to perform open heart surgery, but the University Hospital surgeon told my parents we should fight it. Most people with endocarditis have lost about 50% of their body weight by the time it’s caught. They usually aren’t strong enough to fight the infection, which is why they go in and replace the mitral valve. As my dad lovingly describes, the doctor said I looked “so plump” that I might be strong enough to fight the infection. If they had gone in and replaced the mitral valve, it would have to be replaced often.

After about 4 or 5 days in the Head Trauma Unit in SLC, they put in a PICC line, which is an IV straight to your heart. We were ready to go fight this heart infection with a new game plan. At that point, I thought I was going to start feeling better. To give you an idea of how powerful the antibiotics I was given were, they were $749 a day.

But unfortunately, I was feeling anything but better. About a week after getting home, I started experiencing bad, writhing chest pain that kept me in bed. We called 911 three or four times, but still couldn’t figure out what was happening. With a heart infection, the pain was really scary on top of the extreme discomfort. By the end of January, the antibiotics had affected my gallbladder and I was admitted to the hospital for its removal. I remember seeing on the whiteboard, “Weak. May die”, and I can vividly see the handwriting to this day.

I had told myself, we’ve overcome these two big hurdles, and I should start to feel better soon. But again, I didn’t really. I vaguely remember travelling with the basketball team and finishing my half credit remaining to graduate. But it was mainly a blur, I graduated high school, and I was still feeling miserable.

The Salt Lake City Hospital called and said I needed to come back to figure out what was going on. The day before my 18th birthday we headed down to Utah and on my 18th birthday I was diagnosed with a blood clotting disorder. I started on the blood clot medication and overnight my life became better. It was great and I thought I had essentially conquered the hardest times.

I went off to Kansas State University, but my body had just been through a very rough experience, and I wasn’t ready to fight contagious illnesses. I was getting really sick often and came back to Montana State University. When you’re on blood clotting medication, it can be difficult to regulate. I continued having strokes and landing in the ER, approximately once a month for the first two years of college.

Doctors kept looking at my brain and seeing evidence of another stroke. It felt like we weren’t making much progress. By my junior year of college, I finally decided I’d had enough. This is my body and I’ve had the incredible gift of surviving more than 30 strokes. I kept saying to myself, this is my life, I’m in control, and I need to take initiative. I started eating healthier, paying close attention to my medication, and really listening to my body. Fortunately, I’ve been fairly health since my junior/senior year of college and this is when the dream of KRose came about.

I started to see graduation on the horizon and was blessed to receive wonderful 6 figure job offers, with good health insurance that I knew I needed. But I was petrified. What happens if I’m not feeling well? With a brain that’s had stroke damage, there are some days I get migraines, there are days if I’m going too hard, my body might need an extra day to catch up. What happens if I’m in an 8 to 5 and I can’t work the whole day? I know you get sick days, but I still couldn’t do it. I needed something to give me some time freedom.

We talk about this term time freedom, but what does it really mean? To me, it means I get to go to my 6 month neurologist check ups to make sure I don’t have any new stroke symptoms — that the left side of my body and my grip isn’t getting any weaker and that my eye drop isn’t any lower. If it’s in the middle of the day, it doesn’t matter. I can schedule my day around it. Time freedom also means if I’m not feeling well and need to call the hematologist to have more blood tests, I can drop everything and go in because I’m in charge. I don’t say that to brag, but because it’s a huge blessing.

That is the reason I started the company, because I wanted to give myself those freedoms, but I also wanted to give the KRose team freedom. There are many weeks I work more than the 8 to 5 model. But there are also plenty of weeks that I’m fighting a cold, migraines, or my blood is either too thick or too thin. I might need to sleep in or take a day off to rest and eat a little differently. I needed to define my schedule and the freedom to work around doctor appointments.

I remember being strapped to that life flight table and thinking I might not ever be able to work a normal day in my life. I’m one stroke away from becoming paralyzed, ending up in a wheelchair, being a vegetable, and not being able to work at all. There are days I complain because the KRose Company has growing pains and can be stressful. I know I don’t do everything right. But I am so humbled that my body and mind have given me the ability to run a successful company.

Success looks different to me than it does another business owner. Success means that I have a brain that can process, that has healed itself and can come up with ideas, even after all of that damage. It’s incredibly powerful to me how far our body and minds can take us, and how incredibly they can heal. I know every day is a choice. I have to wake up and say, “I’m going to be a better person today.” I realize there is a reason I was given this battle to fight. I can’t say I know 100 percent why, but for some reason God gave me this one. I’m going to do the very best I can to empower others to know it doesn’t matter what’s been put in front of us. As cliche as it is sounds, I truly believe we can turn lemons into lemonade. We can take the bitterness out of life and make something sweet.

5 Lessons Learned in 3 years of Running My Own Business

5 Lessons Learned in 3 years of Running My Own Business

Running my own business over the past few years has been a roller coaster. There have been many times where I felt like throwing in the towel and taking another route. I couldn’t be more grateful I never gave up and kept pushing, but it hasn’t been easy. Pushing myself through uncomfortable situations, learning how to be productive and not just busy, and realizing that rest actually is vital are some of the lessons I’ve discovered during my journey so far. I wanted to share them with you — especially that hustler out there getting started who might be feeling discouraged and scared. Yes, running your own business is one of the hardest choices you could make, but it’s also one of the best.

Lesson One: We get one life

I often hear people say they regret this or should have done that. The worst you can hear is “no”. If you have a question, if you are debating sending a bid to someone, if you’re calling and really worried about something, keep this in mind. The worst they can say is “no” and if you don’t ask, the answer is already “no”. The best they can say is “yes”. If you don’t put yourself out there, if you don’t go for “no”, you’ll never know what you can achieve.

You only get one shot. You only get one opportunity to design a life you love. If you’re waking up every morning and there is something you’re not happy with, you need to change it. It’s your responsibility, not anyone else’s. Your life, your attitude, your destination, it’s all in your control. It doesn’t matter if you’re 20, 50, 80. If you’re unhappy with your life, you still have the opportunity to change it.

I recommend you take an action every single day take that will move you in the right direction to be the the person, the business owner, the spouse, and the friend you want to be. The first step is to take action. Success looks different to everyone. Being a millionaire might not be your version of success. Maybe being able to stay home with your kids is your version of success. Making just enough money to supplement your husband’s or wife’s income might be your version of success. Remember success looks different to everyone and no version is supreme, which is really a beautiful thing.

One of the biggest mistakes we make in life is not clearly defining your own version of success. What does success look like to you? When you think of your life in 5 years, if you want to be known as a success, what does that mean? You have to detail and map it out.

Money doesn’t make you happy. Time freedom does not make everyone happy. A big house does not make everyone happy. What makes you happy? What is going to be the thing that floats your boat? What is going to allow you to sit back and when someone asks “How are you doing?” you can say, “Exceptional,” and you really mean it. “Everything is going great, I’m living the life I designed.” What is that for you? If you don’t know, that’s the first step. Know that someone else might be extremely successful, and it might look completely different than you. Make sure you’re not measuring other people’s success on your scale.

Lesson Two: Rest is just as important as hard work

I used to not believe this, but I believe it now. As a creative, especially, I tend to prefer keeping my mind busy by listening to podcasts and educating myself. But I have learned my mind needs quiet, too. Silence is where the creativity grows. Rest is where the new ideas come and if I’m always pushing new knowledge and learning, my mind doesn’t have time to cultivate creative ideas. Rest can be taking time to let your mind be still, letting your body relax comfortably, and even letting your business rest. Being busy does not equal success. We are striving to be productive, we are striving to balance rest. There is no such thing as perfect balance, all we can do is try our hardest and do better the next time. Combining rest with productivity is going to get you as close to this balance as possible.

Lesson Three: You have to learn how to be productive

We all have a lot going on in our lives and short attention spans. It’s very easy for us to get caught up in social media, the next like, or jump from project to project. In business, I have learned that functioning at a high productivity level is incredibly important. I can’t just be busy, I have to get stuff done. By “get stuff done”, I have to get those emails sent, do the things I don’t want to do that I know will move my business forward. I used to be the type of person who let things linger on my to do list day after day after day. Now I can write a to do list I can truly accomplish all in one day — and it doesn’t happen every day. I’m not perfect. I also know I cannot multitask (here’s a secret: no one can.) Stay on one task, get it done, move on to the next.

Lesson Four: You need a community

You have to have a community in more ways than one. I used to think I could just run a business from the living room of my house in small town Montana and that I could be successful without surrounding myself with other people. I was to a large degree successful. I met my measures of success. But I wasn’t the person I wanted to be. As soon as I started surrounding myself with other very successful people in community based activities such as Bozeman Professional Women, my life began to change. I got a public office where people could meet me. I noticed I learn so much more when I surround myself with people who do good in the world.

Collaboration is the next new big thing in marketing (it’s already happening A LOT). You have to start collaborating with businesses, people, and influencers you love and admire. If you don’t have a tribe, you don’t have a community. You need someone to say “I’m having a really rough day. Can I bounce this sales page off you?” Or “Can you read this email I’m about to send for a big project and make sure I’m not missing something?” You’re going to miss the beauty of owning a small business if you don’t take those opportunities. On the other hand, you also need to surround yourself with people who are not in the business — friends and family who don’t ask you everyday about how many projects you booked that day. You need to surround yourself with incredible people. It is true. You become like the 5 people you surround yourself with. I want you to just think about who are those five people you spend the most time with and do you want to become more like them. If not, then why are you giving them so much time in your life?

Lesson Five: Scary things shape you.

Growth comes from the uncomfortable places. Uncomfortable places could be hiring your first employee, getting an office space, giving a bid to a client you think is out of your league and much more. The scary things shape you. When you push yourself to be uncomfortable, that’s when the growth happens. It’s really important to make yourself uncomfortable and grow from that area. It’s so easy for us to get caught up in being comfortable and going through the motions. I encourage you to do one thing every day that scares you just a little bit. Try that 5 seconds of courage a day. You could call someone and asking them to hire you or do a cold call, send an email, outsource a project, etc. Your business will grow exponentially and you’ll become a better person. Soon those scary things will be different and will continue to be tougher. In return you’ll become a better, more successful person.

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How to Crush the Obstacles of Running a Small Business in Rural America

How to Crush the Obstacles of Running a Small Business in Rural America

Working from home in rural America is one of my favorite aspects of life. Most days I would say I wouldn’t have it any other way. But there are some obstacles that come with running a small business in a rural town that could make your hair turn gray. From slow internet, to bad cell service, to a lack of in-person support, some days are quite difficult. These are some of the struggles and resolutions I have encountered in three years of running a business out of Three Forks, Montana.

Loneliness

One of the biggest struggles of running a work-from-home business is dealing with the feeling of loneliness. We already, oftentimes, live so far out from a community that when we bring a side hustle into the picture, we create a different lifestyle than some of our friends and that loneliness can set in quickly. It’s very easy with social media to pretend we’re connected and that we have thousands of friends. Social media can be a false sense of community when we’re actually lacking that real community experience.

When you’re running a business, you have to put your nose to the grindstone. You don’t always have time to go out and enjoy the festivities. You might be home on the 4th of July and miss a barbeque. You might miss out on bachelorette (or bachelor) parties because you have to work. When you are growing, developing, and running a business, the first few years are tough. Not many people talk about those first few years because they don’t want to scare people about what business is truly like. People who are just starting their business compare their beginning to someone else’s five or ten years in, and that’s not fair.

When you run a small business in rural America, you struggle with simple things such as reliable phone service and WiFi. You also might struggle finding someone to bounce off ideas. Your neighbor might not have a side hustle. They probably aren’t marketing on Facebook so it’s a tough concept for them to relate to. You can’t just pop over for coffee and ask them what Facebook groups they’re in.

My recommendation to combat loneliness is to find a tribe, a community of people. I drive more than an hour into a Professional Women’s Group once a month, just to surround myself with people who are smarter than me, who are doing great things, who are self employed and know the struggles. Through this group, I’ve found people I can grab coffee with in the middle of the month if I’m struggling with that feeling.

Use social media to be social

It’s really easy to have thousands of followers and get a natural high from getting a Facebook like or comment, a retweet, or a follow on Instagram. Sometimes we forget the purpose of social media is to be social. Take some time out of your day, get on social media and actually be social. Write on someone’s timeline, not because it benefits you, but because you’re thinking about them. Go and congratulate someone in the comments. Go message someone to tell them you’re thinking of them or they came to your heart and you’re praying for them.

Social does not mean the number of likes you’re getting. It means fostering real relationships with people. The thing is, a lot of times those real relationships seen outside of social media can’t be seen on social media. Feel free to move them on social media. Interact with your friends, share photos, post on their walls.

It’s Easy to Jump Ship

There can be a lack of accountability when you are an entrepreneur in a rural environment. It’s easy to chase the next brightest thing. Success is not immediate, it takes a long time. It’s important to have people around us we can share our goals with, talk about our struggles and discuss our progress. If you’re just looking at someone’s highlight reel on social media, it’s easy to consider jumping ship and joining another company to see what they have to offer.

This does absolutely nothing for you. Consistently growing the same business year after year is where the success is really going to come. I think that in rural America, it’s easier to jump ship. Our parents maybe don’t totally understand social media marketing, we don’t have a lot of neighbors who are in on it. It makes it seem really easy to just switch companies or see something a little bit shiny and get distracted.

Persistence and accountability is very powerful. Don’t be afraid to pay for some accountability. Pay someone to check in with you who’s a little bit further ahead in business. Stick to your guns because people who continuously jump ship are never successful. People who join a company or who start a business and stick with it in the long run see success.

Business is a slow start

There is no such thing as overnight success. I hear this often. I actually just got asked the other day how I got successful so quickly. While three years can be considered quickly, it was actually a very slow start for me. It took me several years to get off the ground. I feel like we are really just hitting momentum now and we are three years in. There is a lot of leg work. If you add the five years I was in college, we’re 8 years into what I’m feeling is momentum. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t make $1000+ your first month. Business has slow starts, but it’s the little things you do every day that build up to success.

You become the small things you do everyday. While you might not see a reward or a return when you first start to do those little things. You have to get up, hold yourself accountable, and set small goals. You have to accomplish them. You are the difference. Know that overnight success is not a thing. Don’t compare your start to my third year. It’s not worth it I promise you, you’ll get discouraged. I find myself doing it still. I’ll think, why can’t I be where they are at? Well, they’ve been in business for 12 years so no wonder I’m not there. I’m only in my third year, I have a ways to go. Know there are going to be frustrating times.

Find a tribe, find a Facebook community where you can really talk to people, find some people you can reach out to. Get on the phone and find people to do coffee dates. That’s something I’m a big believer in. Get on Zoom, join a book study, do something where you see people and you can be accountable. Tell them your honest goals and have them check in with you. Make sure you realize business is tough. Being self employed is the best decision I’ve ever made, but also the hardest. There are still days where I think I should just throw in the towel. If you’re in your first month, your first six months, first 12 months, you’re going to have rough months, you’re going to have rough days. Expect it, but know you’ve made the best decision. It’s the best time to enter the market.

You have to be productive on your own terms

You have to learn how to be productive. Learn how to set and follow through goals. You’re going to have to learn how to get yourself out of bed early, especially if you’re working from home. Success is not going to come from sleeping in until 10 a.m., not even sleeping in until 8 a.m. Get out of bed, get a schedule, get a habit/routine. Be different. Success comes from being different and being unique. Get up everyday and make your bed. Do those little things. If you live by yourself, no one is paying attention to those things. But that is where success comes from.

If you need help with productivity, check out one of our favorite productivity coaches Emily Maduros. She works for Cambria Surfaces and Mind Tools. We actually hired her and she told us some great things. I’ll tell you one of my tips, we do a 10 second task list, don’t multitask, it’s the worst thing ever and doesn’t work. Make sure that you start one task and finish it. But for example, say you are waiting for something to download (hello rural internet), have a list of something that takes you 10 seconds to a few minutes to complete. Don’t just sit there. Go to that task list, grab a task, finish it, and go back to your project.

One of the best things in my life is living in rural America and running a business, but it doesn’t come without its challenges. If you can live somewhere where you can wake up everyday, not have any neighbors, look at the beautiful mountains and still run a successful business, I think you’re one of the luckiest people in the world. But know, it’s going to be more challenging than when you can go into a co-working space everyday and have other people hold you accountable.

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April Monthly Recap

April Monthly Recap

April was the month of the website here at KRose Marketing & Consulting. We first blogged about Picking your Programs and recommended utilizing WordPress, GoDaddy, and SquareSpace. Next we discussed Six Crucial Web Pages Every Site Needs, which includes your Home, About, Services/Products, Success Stories/Testimonials, Blog, and Contact pages.

If you missed our Website Cheatsheet, a checklist for all the crucial website components every successful business has, download it now.

First impressions are important, which is why your homepage should have Short & Sweet Copy, rather than a bunch of text and information. Yes, you want your website to be the homebase for all things to do with your business. But you shouldn’t be able to find all that info straight off the home page. Make your homepage very simple and easy to navigate. Throughout the website disperse the information in a way that is easy to find, but doesn’t look bulky.

Next we tackled the concept of writer’s block, which every writer can understand. There isn’t a magic solution to curing writer’s block, but we’ve come up with some steps in which you can overcome the obstacle. This includes letting the juices flow, scheduling a time and place to work, and reviewing previous successes. Read more about Beating Writer’s Block and Churning out Creative Content.

After sharing those tips, we delved into How to Create Captivating Copy. We recommend breaking up the information, getting to the point & providing a solution, and being conversational.

Although there are many tips you can follow to build your own website, we also brought up the possibility of Hiring a Web Designer with Sales Experience. If you have the option to hire out, this is one of the best places to do so. A web designer with experience in advertising and sales understands how to build a website that leads customers to purchasing. A beautiful website might be nice to look at, but if it doesn’t lead your viewers to buying, at the end of the day it’s virtually worthless.

Finally, we talked about how to Solve your Audiences Annoyances, a task each business owner should constantly be considering. You must identify the annoyance, analyze it and find the standards surrounding it. Next you’ll develop numerous standards, choose the best solution, and implement it. Business owners who have mastered this skill are always successful.

We had the opportunity to create a really fun logo for Camo Cattle Company based out of the Manitoba Province of Canada. Logos are some of our favorite projects as we can take someone else’s passion (like camouflage), combined with our own creativity, to develop something both ourselves and the client love.

Putting our advice to work, we were able to build a website for Lick Creek Meats. We had a blast working with the incredible Jennifer Sansom who runs the business with her two children, almost exclusively, hiring little outside help. She started noticing other mothers who wanted to know exactly where their meat came from and decided to create her company to solve that problem (AKA annoyance).

 

Our fearless girl boss Karoline Rose was aptly awarded the Young Careerist Award at the Bozeman Business & Professional Women’s Honors Event. We knew she had it in the bag, but Karoline was surprised and honored to be recognized.

“I was very honored to be chosen for the Young Careerist of the Year award. It was amazing to be recognized for making a difference and creating progress in agriculture. This feels like another step in the right direction. We are changing the game and trailblazing social media marketing in agriculture to make the industry better.”

We are excited for all we have in store for you this May. Not only are there some really cool announcements on the horizon, but we are about to get pretty personal on the blog. Keep your eyes peeled for news about the KRose Acceleration Nation. Soon you will understand why the business was started in the first place, how to run a small business in rural America, why we hate Facebook, and more. If you aren’t a member of the KRose Marketing Group on Facebook, jump on board now to share insights and build support with other like-minded entrepreneurs.

 

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Solve your Audience’s Annoyances with these 5 Steps

Solve your Audience’s Annoyances with these 5 Steps

There is one huge element of business ownership that is arguably the key to success.

The most successful business owners are those who have found their audience’s pinpoint annoyance(s) and have found a way to provide a convenient, prompt, and cost effective solution.

In order to solve a customer’s annoyance, the first step is to identify the annoyance(s). Being the first step, this one is crucial. So, how do you identify an annoyance? You ask the right questions and use critical observation. When asking questions, set yourself and business aside at first. You don’t want to bias or influence your audience members’ answers.

The next step is to analyze the annoyance (or annoyances). How serious is the issue? Is a specific situation required for the annoyance to be present? What are the causes and can you rule any of them out? Has it gotten better or worse? Does it affect other people or other situations?

Once you’ve analyzed the problems, now you must identify the standards surrounding the annoyance. This is when you figure out how your audience makes decisions. Here, you can develop decision criteria and figure out which independent standards can be used.

Now that you have independent standards defined, you can move on to develop numerous solutions. At this point, you can evaluate countless situations and create pros & cons lists for each. Try to avoid bias and don’t look for the solution you want to provide, but for the solutions that will serve your audience best. Don’t stop at the first solution you encounter.

Having a list of solutions, now you can choose the best solution. Using the standards you developed in the third step, you can develop a support base to guarantee you can carry out your solution plan. Brace yourself for problems that might arise and have alternative solutions at hand.

Top business owners follow these steps and work hard to provide their solution(s). It takes planning and organization, but delivers high quality, creative results.

Check out our Website Cheatsheet, which guides you through building a website that provides solutions to your customer’s annoyances and leads them to purchase. Join the KRose Marketing Group on Facebook where like-minded entrepreneurs share insights, ask and answer questions, and most importantly provide support for each other.

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Web Design with Sales in Mind

Web Design with Sales in Mind

Why You Should Hire a Web Designer with Sales Experience

When you are building a business, there are certain areas you should likely hire out. One position you should highly consider hiring is a web designer who has experience in sales and/or advertising. As we’ve talked about before, your website is crucial for your business and should lead people to purchase. A beautiful website is great, but if it doesn’t easily help visitors find your products/services, it’s not doing you much good.

A web designer with a sales background will thoroughly evaluate your business and products/services to help you reach your goals with the website. First, you have to figure out specifically what your goals are. We’ll give you a hint: sell your products/services. Of course your particular business will have its own individual needs, and a sales expert web designer will be able to meet (and hopefully exceed) your expectations.

In today’s ever-changing technological era, a web designer is also a forever-student. They are keeping up with the latest advances in technology and know how to build websites to adapt to newer developments. A lot of web designers today take online classes rather than studying at a university or college because often-times educators in those arenas are not completely up-to-date. You can rest assured a professional web designer will build your site using the latest technologies, following the most recent trends to help you reach the highest level of success.

While you work with your web designer, or as you build a plan to hire one, keep track of your progress with our Website Cheatsheet. Join the KRose Marketing Group on Facebook where entrepreneurs like yourself gather together to bounce ideas off one another, ask and answer questions, and most importantly provide support.

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