Are you a business owner or want to be? Do you think you have what it takes to run your own company? In this video, I will show you the key ingredient to my success as a business owner and how having a stable foundation for my business to grow on and mentors has helped me make it.

Hi. My name is Doug Barra. I will share my insight on what’s the key ingredient to business success and how you can grow your small business into a successful one.

When a small business gets started, it’s like a kid going off on their first day of school. In many ways, it’s exhilarating, but also, in other ways, they are scared because there is no one telling them what to do and how to do it. This can sometimes be very daunting as the kids will not know which way to go next. “Will this path lead me to where I want to go?” is the question they ask themselves.

My advice is always yes, and you should seek guidance from someone who has already been down the same road and knows how difficult it can get and how to keep up those high spirits. When things don’t go the way you want. One way to do this is to find people who have been there and done it before and are willing to guide you along.

For me, I always dreamed of owning my own business ever since I was a little kid. Even as a young boy, I would do odd jobs for people or sell things. I even signed up once to sell greeting cards, door to door. Even when I was working as an employee for other companies, I was always doing other businesses on the side. Some people call this a side hustle nowadays, but we didn’t have that phrase early in my career. It was just what I did. When I got laid off from a corporate job, I decided to take one of those side hustles and turn it into a business.

Unfortunately, I didn’t understand what was needed to have a solid foundation at that time. And I never looked to have any mentors guide me on my path. I’m an outstanding engineer, and I have a lot of knowledge about doing this. So why should I work for someone else? I’m smart enough to do this on my own. If this sounds familiar, let me tell you that this really didn’t work for me.

My first business was a major bust. Then I realized that seeking a mentor’s guidance wasn’t weak or admitting that I wasn’t good enough to do it. Actually, it was the strongest and most intelligent thing I could do. I learned so much from my mentors and other people who were in tune with what I wanted to do. It’s funny how, when you’re the one doing the business, it’s hard to listen to advice from others and their concerns about your plan of action.

So often, I would hear no, instead of hearing what they had to say and using that information for my benefit. You can’t grow a small business by yourself. You need guidance and mentorship. And finally, because I’ve gotten this down pat, after some major failures, along the way, I am in a great position where my business is growing very fast and is poised for even more rapid growth in the near future. And I am committed to passing this information on to other business owners so that they too can have an amazing business that supports their dreams.

In fact, this is why I created The Insider’s Guide To Success In Business. In this book, I have outlined what you need to do to have a solid foundation for your business’s growth. Inside this book, you will discover the specific steps that you can do to build that foundation, as well as know exactly where you are along the journey.

I’m offering this book to you absolutely FREE of charge. Click on the link below this video, or go to to download your FREE copy and start your growth today. Once you’ve downloaded your copy, you’ll have the opportunity to sample what it’s like having me as your mentor. I recommend that you take me up on that offer. Your business will never be the same.

I’d love to know what value you got from today’s video or what questions you have. Leave me a comment. I look forward to reading what you have to say. Please take a moment and like this video, and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Be sure to click the bell, to get all notifications so that you don’t miss a single one of our videos.

Again, I’m Doug Barra. And now it’s your turn. Click the link, download your FREE book, start building your foundation, and I’ll see you in the next video.

About the author,

With 14 years of experience in working with small and medium sized businesses to help them grow, Doug is committed to seeing business owners thrive. Business coaching is what drives Doug.

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