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May 02, 2010 | By Barry Moltz

The 20 Best Things Heard at SOBCON 2010

Liz Strauss, CoFounder of SOBCON

This always seems to be the busiest week of  the year.  Personal commitments only allowed me to be at SOBCON 2010 for one day, but here are great things I heard:

1. Hands are important for building business relationships. (@lizstrauss)

2. Put your fear aside, and step out from behind the curtain. (@lizstrauss)

3. Don’t try to build a coliseum, raise a barn.  Remember, if they build it, they will bring their friends. (@lizstrauss)

4. In order to be successful, you need to have a renewable tribe. (@jonathanfields)

5. When you choose not to execute, you risk failure for sure. (@jonathanfields)

6. The question is not is the glass half full or half empty, but what is in the glass? (@hankwasiak)

7. When you trade places with people, you can better see their truth. (@hankwasiak)

8. Find your mighty cause.  True power comes from your soul. (@hankwasiak)

9. To hell with perfection. (@hankwasiak)

10. Make desire more important than fear. (@hankwaisak)

11. Who is on your Mount Rushmore? (Who do you admire?) (@hankwasiak)

12. Never use these words – “How hard could this be?” (@beckymccray)

13. Generate paying customers while you are testing a new business. (@beckymccray)

14. The narrower the target is, the wider the opportunity will be. (@beckymccray)

15. Paper and pen always boot up. http://www.,

16. Look for the “desperately” interested people. (@beckymccray)

17. I am a redneck.  I learned to shoot before I learned to multiply. (@beckymccray)

18. If your new company has no competitors then you probably have no business. (@chrisgarrett)

19. Breakthroughs happen one small step at a time. (@sharnquickbooks)

20. Live your legacy now. (@hankwasiak)

What were your favorite things you heard?

Look for my photos of SOBCON at my Chicago Now Blog.

Barry Moltz gets business owners unstuck by unlocking their long forgotten potential. With decades of entrepreneurial experience in his own business ventures, he has discovered the formula to get stuck business owners and increasing their sales. Barry has founded and run small businesses with a great deal of success and failure for more than 20 years. After successfully selling his last operating business, Barry founded an angel investor group, an angel fund, and is a former advisory member of the board of the Angel Capital Education Foundation. His first book, “You Need to Be A Little Crazy: The Truth about Starting and Growing Your Business” describes the ups and downs and emotional trials of running a business. His second book, “Bounce! Failure, Resiliency and the Confidence to Achieve Your Next Great Success”, shows what it takes to come back and develop true business confidence. His third book, “BAM! Delivering Customer Service in a Self-Service World” shows how customer service is the new marketing. His fourth book, “Small Town Rules: How Small Business and Big Brands can Profit in a Connected Economy” shows how when every customer can talk to every other customer, it’s like living in a small town: Your reputation is everything! His fifth book, “How to Get Unstuck: 25 Ways to Get Your Business Growing Again” helps every small business owners move their company to the next level. Barry is a nationally recognized speaker on small business who has given hundreds of presentations to audiences ranging in size from 20 to 20,000. As a member of the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, he has appeared on many TV and radio programs such as CNBC’s The Big Idea, and MSNBC’s Your Business. He hosts his own radio show on AM560, and writes for American Express and Forbes.

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