Home Advertise Contact Blog Advertiser Login RSS
Newsletter Signup

Your Free Business Opportunity Resource Is Easy To Use
Home-Based Businesses
Choosing a Business Opportunity Growth and Profit Marketing and Sales
Plans and Goals Running Your Own Business Start-Up
Working From Home Entrepreneur Exchange Feature Articles
Opportunity Community Opportunity Focus In The News

Sales Success Inspiration - Hello my friends and welcome to another installment of The Special Sauce Series on Sales.

Sales Success Inspiration is the name of the game today.  We left off with the last post "

No Sales! The Leads Suck! After ten years in the industry I have heard this more than once. In fact, I hear this so often that a series of educational blog posts are needed to educate sellers on how to close more deals - period.

No sales! Now, first I preface this entire post with one thought...

She Means Business: Turn Your Ideas into Reality and Become a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur Is our Book-of-the-Month.

Carrie Green began her entrepreneurial life at the tender age of 20, starting a company that would go global in just a few years. She has turned her experience...

Sponsors

STARSCAPES®
Imagine making up to $500 to $1,800 a day! Call or click now see how you can get your business for FREE! (602) 679-0257
FundAbility
Need Funding? Need To Offer Financing To Close More Deals? We Have Access 7,000+ Credit Providers. Learn more now...
How Many Leads Does It Take To Close A Sale?
This Article is now live on our blog and I know could be very insightful for many. Read On
Top 7 Reasons to Consider a CMS
The internet loves obscure abbreviations. You can skip over most of them, but not CMS. What is CMS? read on...
Productivity Hacks — Our Top 50
Productivity Hacks will help you make more from less this 2016. Here at BusinessOpportunity.com we want to... Read On
The Ideal Length of Everything Online, Including Social Media Posts
When one of your busiest marketing channels limits you to 140 characters, you know that the internet sets its own rules.
How Many Leads Does It Take To Close A Sale?
This Featured Article is live on our blog and I know could be very insightful for connectivity and ROI.
It Takes a Hot Voicemail to Land a Warm Lead
If you're a successful entrepreneur who provides others like you the chance to follow in your footsteps... Read On
Business Franchise Opportunities Funding
The principle reason entrepreneurs put off starting their own business is lack of funding... Read On
Top 50 Home-Based Business Ideas
Home-Based Business ownership can be the most rewarding endeavor you will ever undertake. The new year... Read On
Low Cost Business Opportunities to Own
Are your right for a Low Cost Business Opportunities to Own? The desire to own your own business... Read On
The Top 10 Reasons to Buy a Business Opportunity or Franchise
Starting your own small business is part of the American Dream, right up there with owning your own home. Read On
Why Advertise Your Business Opportunity?
Over the years we have been fortunate enough to receive quite a few testimonials. In fact, ... read on
7 Keys to Leading Highly Effective Sales Conversations
Most people's sales conversations could be better. Not a little better, significantly better. Read On
 
Resource Center > Article
Medicine for the Soul Is Big Business
7 Jan 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Entrepreneur Exchange
Share this Article:

Myrna Wolf is the owner and president of Compassionate Companions, Inc., a company dedicated to meeting the equally critical, yet non-medical needs of adults and seniors in communities nationwide.  Here she shares her unlikely journey from being a high-powered financial executive to owning her own company in a field that she never imagined she could love so much…

The decision to start my own business was not an organized and well planned event.  I was the vice president of a commercial bank in South Florida, newly single after a long marriage, and enjoying a new life in a new city and a new job.  My salary was excellent and my future looked bright.  The rug was pulled out from beneath me when the bank was sold, my job was eliminated, and I found myself searching for similar work and adequate compensation.  Success eluded me.

After five months―and a bathroom papered with rejection notices―I was out of options.  A friend asked me to care for her elderly grandfather until they could find someone permanent, and I admit I did not jump at the chance.  I was not too eager to do it as I still considered myself a financial executive.  However, sometimes desperation pushes us to make different decisions.

I began to work for this gentleman a few days a week, and family and neighbors kept asking me if I was his granddaughter.  They also wanted to know if I could do the same thing for their family member and if I knew anyone else who they could hire who would treat their loved one as well as I was taking care of my client.  The light bulb switched on and the rest is history.

My biggest challenge in getting started was navigating a world that I had not entered before.  I had no one to guide or mentor me, was out of money to invest in marketing and found that this was a new type of business serving the elderly population.  At the time, there were many home health care agencies, but few non-medical services were available.  I knocked on doors, searched for organizations in the community that catered to elder issues, dreamed up creative attention-getters, and ate a lot of peanut butter sandwiches and macaroni and cheese.  Computers were not a part of the marketing picture in 1990!

What kept me going were a passion to succeed and a strong belief that what I was creating would change people’s lives.  Our intent was to work with senior companions who had some experience dealing with the elderly, not necessarily in a medical capacity.  Our workers were like me―people with patience, an understanding of elder issues and a desire to serve the senior community.  I always say that what Compassionate Companions provides for our elder population and their families is “Medicine for the Soul.”

My skills as a marketer, communicator and good organizer kept me on solid ground, even when the sand was shifting under my feet.  I trusted my instincts and knew that what I was trying to do would eventually make a difference in the lives of the clients, their families and the people who served them.  I kept track of all calls and had conversations that kept clients and their families in the loop regarding all the daily activities.  I developed a relationship with each companion and to this day still work with some women who have been with us for more than fifteen years.  In fact, some of our clients have been on our roster since 2001!

When it comes to working from home, I find the biggest challenge is the potential to feel isolated.  I needed to make sure that I networked with professionals, became involved with boards and events, and took an active role in community activities.  The best part of working from home is no rush-hour traffic, no suits, dresses and makeup, and I can take off when I want to or work till 3 a.m. in my pajamas―just as long as the work gets done.

One of the greatest joys in doing this kind of work is meeting the caring people who we know are not doing it solely for the money.  They do it because they love what they do.

For anyone looking to go into business for themselves, the most important ingredients to success are passion about the service or product, belief in yourself, and the desire to be part of a larger world and contribute to it.  Quite easy!

More about Myrna and Compassionate Companions, Inc.:

Having received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Communications and then worked her way up to being vice president of a commercial bank in South Florida, Myrna never imagined the turn for the better her life would take more than a decade ago when she was let go.  A part-time job as a companion for a friend’s grandparent unexpectedly led her to start her own business in the then burgeoning field of eldercare services in January 1990.  Now having cared for thousands of clients in the South Florida region, Compassionate Companions provides a business opportunity for individuals who would like to be licensed and guided from start to finish in replicating its success in their community or region.

Related Blog Posts
15 Nov 16 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Entrepreneur Exchange

SocialXpand Business Opportunity Interview w/ Brian Weiss was for me a new way to learn from a customer and whom I consider a friend in the industry.

I've had the opportunity to work for a while now with Brian Weiss who is the Director of Sales for the
9 May 16 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Entrepreneur Exchange

The Billion Dollar Salesman -Serving the World for 28 Years! I’ve truly lived a blessed life and I have also been fortunate to have many mentors that provided me with guidance and motivation. As a result of learning how to do things the right way the companies that I’ve owned have generated just...

31 Mar 16 Posted by: Todd Hatch
in Entrepreneur Exchange

Todd Hatch "Since leaving a job less than a year after graduating college over 20 years ago, I've been fortunate enough to be self employed."

Todd Hatch  - Reflecting on the time I have spent growing...
3 Feb 16 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Entrepreneur Exchange
CashBackTwenty.com is a new MLM/Affilaite Opportunity to a Huge Audience with Guarantees and Marketing Done-For-You Gets Everything Right! Bill Toth, super-affiliate and one of the nation’s MLM leaders, just announced the public roll out of
4 Aug 15 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Entrepreneur Exchange
We had a chance to spend some time talking with experienced entrepreneur and business creator, Ben Rines.  He is the creator and developer of Balloon Training Institute the most comprehensive hands-on Classic...
 
   

SocialXpand Business Opportunity Interview w/ Brian Weiss was for me a new way to learn from a customer and whom I consider a friend in the industry.

I've had the opportunity to work for a while now with Brian Weiss who is the Director of Sales for the
Video Spotlight
You're invited to view a Bartercard Online Franchise Presentation.

Premium Sponsor