The ADHD Business Owner Toolbox
Over 90% of all businesses are small and medium businesses. This makes them the primary drivers of economic growth worldwide. A good manager carries not only the success of the business and its employees but in some ways, a good manager supports. a strong economy. So, he or she needs to work on the appropriate skills to make sure the business survives and thrives.
More than being able to drum up capital, a business owner has to have many other skills to keep the business afloat. Not to mention, knowing how to employ your superpowers as an ADHD business owner can help you develop the skills you need to full potential. We’ve compiled these skills in pairs that work together, to make them easier to assimilate and get started.
How to develop skills as an ADHD Business Owner
Marketing and Customer Service
Skill in sales and marketing is the most important one in your business toolbox. Advertise your trade so that your clients get familiar with you and your quality service. To do this, you need to be good at market strategy, give excellent service, and know-how to employ subtle soft-selling techniques. Also, customer service is important when you want to give a good impression and show your goodwill.
Many ADHD business owners find customer service rewarding. And, good customer service is having an actual stake in your customer’s desires. You need to treat each sale as if it were a challenge to keep your customers satisfied with your services. Boost overall customer care and you’ll enjoy plenty of returning customers and recommendations.
Transportation and Mobility
In order to be responsive to the marketplace, you need to get to and from places. And in order to get where you’re going, you need a vehicle that’s fast, reliable, adaptable and is fuel-efficient. For many business owners, transportation can be a tax write off as well.
For this purpose, hybrid cars are an excellent choice for business vehicles. A business owner must also be prepared to go wherever the business requires him to be. ADHD business owners often avoid the stress of travel by focusing on how business trips are a potential adventure for both clients and employees.
Another way to manage better while out of the office is to have the right productivity tools to support you while away.
Leadership and Negotiation
As the head of your business, it’s important to hire great employees. As a leader, you can provide the strategy and direction your staff needs to push your business to success. Remember, the good leader convinces and persuades people rather than order them around. As an ADHD business owner, make use of your interpersonal skills. It’s important to hire the right people, delegate and manage them well. Employee satisfaction is driven by your relationship and their level of trust, so get to know them as much as you can. This fast pace and constant shifting will allow you to get to know them at roughly the same time. This leaves no one feeling left out.
Leadership and negotiation skills don’t stop at the employee level. As a business owner, negotiate with your clients, investors, and suppliers. This skill depends on your ability to make friends and build rapport, which is something people with ADHD are often good at.
Running a business can be difficult without proper planning and experience. However, it isn’t as daunting as some may purport. Given enough time, knowledge, smart business decisions, developing these three skills will help you put your ADHD to work as superpowers.
As an ADHD business owner, an ADHD Coach can help you make the most of the skills you possess that are crucial to your business development. If you’re looking for help, or just spinning your wheels, contact me and let’s see if we’re a match.
We collaborated with our guest writer Jess Walter for this post.