Mellissah Smith is a marketing expert with more than 20 years experience. Having founded and built two successful marketing companies internationally, she is well recognized as a industry thought leader and innovator. Mellissah started her career working with technology and professional services firms, primarily in marketing, public relations and investor relations, positioning a number of successful companies to list on the various Stock Exchanges around the world. She is a writer, technology developer and entrepreneur who shares her thoughts and experiences through blogs and written articles published in various media outlets. Brag sheet: #2 marketer to follow on Twitter (2003), Top 150 Marketers to Follow (2015), Top 10 innovative marketers (2014), 60K+ followers on Twitter with 97% authentic.
At this point in time, our company is putting together the ultimate marketing team. One that will not only take the company into the future, but will reinvent how marketing is done across all platforms. They are people that challenge the norm, create change, disrupt thinking and collaboratively use their united knowledge and expertise to push the envelope and see what is possible.
In the middle of the night, I woke up. I had arrived in Atlanta late yesterday and made the fatal mistake of going to sleep early. Mostly because I felt the need to be fresh today.
Entrepreneurship is a tough gig. Add jumping into it alone - that's even tougher. There's always going to be hurdles and barriers that you will face, but the biggest hurdle of all is your mindset.
I was told to forget about developing Robotic Marketer - the world's first robotic and AI-based technology that develops marketing strategies in minutes, not months. I thought about it for a nanosecond. I had this moment of being scared and defeated. Then I said to myself "why should I?". I truly believe that I can do anything I set my mind to - and I'm right.
Yesterday, I saw someone through their eyes. I saw their vulnerability, insecurities, hopes, and dreams. Their next move, little do they know, will define them more than they realize.
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I'm sure every entrepreneur can attest to the fact that when you're growing a business, every cent counts. At one point, I had to hire a law firm, which, we all know, can get a bit pricey. Of course, at the time, I didn't have money to throw around.
I got about two whole hours of sleep last night. I laid in bed for hours and hours tossing and turning, my mind racing, thinking about a whole heap of things.
I woke up every hour from midnight, ready to get up and pack my bags for yet another trip. Today is just one of those days.
I have spent my weekend looking at the big picture - Where is my business going? How are my team and I going to get it there? What is going to make the company more unique? How do we retain our talented team? What incentives do we need to have in place? All the normal questions really.
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