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April 28, 2014 | By Barry Moltz

Infusionsoft Really Does Care About Small Business

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This past week, I attended my first Infusionsoft users conference (ICON). I have spoken at a lot of software users conferences, but this one was at the top! When Clate Mask, their CEO says that they care about small business owners, he really means it. This conference was not just about how to use their software for your business, but how to create a better business. Clate wants to change the success rate of small business. They hire team members that are passionate entrepreneurs. Over half of their employees either had their own company or have a side gig now! Infusionsoft spent the money to bring in first class speakers like Simon Sinek, Seth Godin, JJ Ramberg and Peter Shankman. They hosted a precon media day to give us a tour of their HQ, culture and strategic direction. I have only been using their software for a few months (Thanks Ramon Ray), and now I am impressed not only with their service but their company.

Here are some of my favorite quotes from the conference:

Clate Mask:

“My passions comes from my compassion for entrepreneur”

“Our small business customers start because they want freedom”

“Our small business customers grow because they have a system”

Simon Sinek:

As individuals we are useless, in groups we are powerful”

“Leaders need to set a circle of safety within their organization so their teams can do wonderful things”

“If you want a drink first thing in the morning, you are an alcoholic. If you check your email first thing in the morning, you are a small biz owner”

“Leadership is a practice, not an event”

Seth Godin

“Treat different people differently”

“People are choosing not to be normal”

“Tried and true are boring”

“Competence is no longer a scarcity”

“Leaping with Danger is the only jump that matters”

“It is always too soon to start”

“Scarcity cannot survive in the abundance economy”

If you attended, let me know what you thought!

 

 

 

 

 

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.

3 Responses to “Infusionsoft Really Does Care About Small Business”

  1. Cory Fetter says:

    Great article, Barry! Thanks for sharing this content with your audience. Hope to see you again next year.

  2. […] As Barry writes in his wildly popular blog, Infusionsoft really does care about small business. […]

  3. I LOVE Clate Mask. He’s an amazing and totally committed entrepreneur. So, it wasn’t a surprise for me to learn that he was a client of one of the most amazing men I’ve ever met / worked with: Steve Hardison. Will be sharing his quotes about freedom and systems. Thanks for posting!

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