Tell us about your embarrassing business moment

Of course, no one wants to have an embarrassing business moment. Before we launched RedBalloon in 2001 we had a monumental stuff up with a test email newsletter going out to our prospective customers without approval by an external supplier. Today we have had another huge nightmare – but I wonder if and when I will stop making these embarrassing business moments – well mistakes really.
What I want to know is what is the future of email newsletters, everyone does them now, there are so so many even without SPAM – what value do they have, what role do they play?
Tell me what you think are your embarrassing business moments – what is the best and the worst – where should we go from here?
We often don’t speak about what we got wrong yet speaking about our embarrassing moments or our business mistakes allows others to learn from it.. I guess that is why we have – you will quickly learn that you are not alone. Sometimes it is something that can be easily fixed other times it will have far reaching effects. But if we live in fear of our mistakes then we will never get anything done…

“By taking the time to stop and appreciate who you are and what you’ve achieved – and perhaps learned through a few mistakes, stumbles and losses – you actually can enhance everything about you. Self-acknowledgment and appreciation are what give you the insights and awareness to move forward toward higher goals and accomplishments.” Jack Canfield

Besides a problem shared is a problem halved.
I’m not alone though… Here are some classics embarrassing business moments
“Although leadership is the hot topic on conference agendas and book tours, most people who find themselves in positions of leadership have little or no training for the role. They simply continue to make the same old mistakes.”
The Top ten mistakes leader makes

Grow & Scale Your Business by Naomi Simson

Tell Naomi a little bit about your business by completing the questions below. (It will take less than 60 seconds)

Answering your #1 Biggest Business Challenge question tip: 

Go beyond just saying "Poor Cashflow" or "Unreliable Team". 

Instead, give Naomi details & specifics on how this is currently your #1 Biggest Business Challenge. 

I.e. "Every month I'm struggling to pay my bills on time because there just isn't consistent cash flow coming into the business. I've tried sticking to budgets in the past & pay myself less to keep some extra funds aside for emergencies, but still every month there seems to be another financial fire to be put out. I don't know what to do about it, so I'm just grinding it out."


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