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Looking for tips for small business owners? These gems from legend Joy Mangano are must reads!
Thank you to America's Big Deal for sponsoring this conversation.
This is the era of small businesses, shopping local, and supporting your neighbor. We are all looking for entrepreneurs to support and products to discover and……Joy Mangano has an amazing solution. You know Joy, right? You may have watched the movie that released a few years ago starring Jennifer Lawrence as the legendary inventor and entrepreneur. Joy is the inventor of the Miracle Mop, a QVC legend, and the developer of a TON of the products we all use daily. She's a mentor, a supporter, and……she wanted to do something BIG to support small business owners.
Enter her newest venture……America's Big Deal. America's Big Deal is a unique live competition series showcases small business owners from all over the country selling their products in REAL time. And the best part? The top seller each week? Wins the opportunity to create a partnership with QVC, HSN, Lowe's and Macy's. LIFE CHANGING!
Tips for Small Business Owners from Joy Mangano
I had the change to sit down for a virtual roundtable with Joy and to hear some of her tips for small business owners. And these? Felt like the most important takeaways from our conversation.
“Whatever you love to do, do it.” Joy talked about how she found her PASSION to create products that made life easier for us all. That as she tried different careers, that she loved creating things to help us all. She also reminded us all that, the truth is…..it's going to be a LOT of work. So do what you love, and your passion will keep you motivated!
Have a Strong Work Ethic. Nothing replaces old fashioned hard work. Joy talked about the importance of realizing you can't do it all. That you need to focus on working hard on the priorities in your life and your business.
You need a great pitch AND a great product. It's not one or the other. A great product is a necessity, but so is being able to reach customers and to SELL the product. Joy created the Miracle Mop and spent YEARS honing her pitch at fairs, retailers, and in board rooms before she hit it big on QVC.
Don't forget to tune in to this season's finale of America's Big Deal on December 16th at 9pm ET/8pm PT on USA Network!