Success in business generally doesn't come by accident. There are a few common traits of business leaders that keep a company on the path to a bright future.
For most SME owners, hearing the personal insights of someone from the big end of town is something of a rarity. For Thought Patrol founder Mark Bilton, it’s his life.
Starting as a retail shop assistant before climbing the corporate ladder to become the head of Gloria Jean’s Coffees, and now the owner of a small business, Mark has had an eclectic experience of business at all levels, and has unique insights into the do’s and don’ts of being a leader.
The My Business Podcast crew asked Mark to share his thoughts about:
• The key trait common to the most successful businesses
• His approach to developing a company strategy
• The role he plays as a business mentor
• How he, as a small business owner, is maintaining a sales pipeline
And much more!Listen to other instalments of the My Business Podcast:
Episode 29: Taking the frustration out of people management
Episode 28: 'How I achieved 80% growth in turnover'
Episode 27: Giving your business the perfect fit-out
Episode 26: Cash flow tips and tricks for SMEs
Episode 25: SMBs have their say on economic prospects
Episode 24: Offshore workers: the next bastion of business growth?
Episode 23: What Trump means for Aussie businesses
Episode 22: Balancing innovation with paying the bills
Episode 21: The do's and don'ts of selling online
Episode 20: A true blue Aussie success story