How to succeed in business and in life

Over the years, we’ve had the honor of working with hundreds of small businesses nationwide. Whether we’re building teams, speaking, or mentoring, we love helping organizations strive toward their goals. That’s just one of the reasons why we love the  Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Summit. Last week, Jolene attended the summit in Washington DC. It was the largest gathering of small business owners in US history! In addition to networking with business owners from all over the country, she had the opportunity to learn small business success tips from an all-star line-up.

Jolene Risch at 10,000 Small Business Summit by Goldman Sachs

The presenters included CEOs, pop culture icons, athletes, and even a former US president:  

  • John Rogers
  • Ali Webb
  • Rebecca Minkoff
  • Marcus Samuelsson
  • Adam Grant
  • Aman Bhutani
  • Melissa Bradley
  • Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Chris Paul
  • Warren Buffet
  • George Bush

The speakers shared their wisdom on everything from business to leadership to life. Here are some of Jolene’s favorite lessons from the event.

Our Favorite Small Business Success Tips from the 10K SB Summit:

Values should be constant. Always believe in your values.

John Rogers, Goldman Sachs

Three keys to success: customer service, branding, and passion.

— Ali Webb, Dry Bar

There is no such thing as overnight success.

Rebecca Minkoff

Always question your assumptions.

Adam Grant

Consider using a “stay” interview to improve employee retention. And, make sure people are heard from day one.

Adam Grant

Create a business that is impactful. It should be aligned with your values.

Gwyneth Paltrow

How you do anything is how you do everything.

Chris Paul

You should have multiple people who believe in you, and you should not disappoint them.

Warren Buffet

Seek help from others who know more. Mentors are important.

George Bush

First, we need humility.

George Bush

Sign reads: We are the largest gathering of small business owners in US history. #makesmallbig Summit 2022

Risch Results Helps Small Businesses Build Effective Teams

We always return from events like these with renewed energy and commitment to serve our clients. We know the driving force behind small businesses is people. That’s why it’s so important to us to help organizations find top talent. Are you looking to build an effective, diverse team at your company? Work with Risch Results to find the right talent for your growing organization. Contact us here.

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