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Kayvon Kay Shares Tips to Help Business Owners Avoid Mistakes in these Uncertain Economic Times

The uncertainty in the business world these days affects every business, as even the most experienced entrepreneurs get caught in the crossfire. Seasoned salesman Kayvon Kay, the founder of The Sales Connection, shares some tactics that business owners can implement to avoid making mistakes with the uncertainties in the current global economic state.

Kayvon Kay’s over 20 years of experience have exposed him to the inner workings of the business world. He has seen how entrepreneurs think and, thus, has first-hand info about what entrepreneurs may consider as the next best moves. Kayvon Kay states that he has seen many business owners making the mistake of thinking they can pivot or generate wealth within a short time. “There are countless promises made every day by influencers and business coaches who advertise rapid financial results with a very little description about how much work it takes to achieve success and how long it can and SHOULD take to achieve positive results. It’s often said overnight success usually takes 15 to 20 years to achieve. If you go in expecting to become rich overnight, you may become discouraged early on and give up your dream prematurely,” he said.

Kayvon Kay advises business owners to persevere and be patient in their quest to acquire wealth. “Only if your company is stagnant for too long should you consider trying something new,” he said. He also believes that business owners fail to identify future challenges that may occur in the fiscal year. He recommends that business owners should do everything possible not to get overwhelmed by their businesses. Kayvon Kay is a big proponent of entrepreneurs taking time out for themselves, having a proper healthy diet, getting enough rest and taking breaks from their businesses. “Balance your personal and business life, and you will do better in both,” he said.

Helping business owners achieve growth and success is the core of Kayvon Kay’s mission as a sales expert. HE offers tips and strategies for business growth and also offers high-performing sales services through his brand, The Sales Connection. His over twenty years of mastering the art of sales and working with high-level coaches, consultants and closers has made him an authority in the sales world. He has been named Canada’s number #1 pharmaceutical sales representative with his multi-million-dollar coaching program, One-Call Closer Methodology helping many entrepreneurs make multiple figures in sales.

Kayvon Kay has committed himself, and his expertise to seeing businesses flourish with positive numbers. He hopes to see more entrepreneurs pay closer attention to the metrics that make their businesses grow. He aims to help entrepreneurs achieve their dreams in the business world and point them in the right direction through high-quality sales coaching and training.

Kayvon Kay on Having the Self-discipline to Achieve Success in any Field

The popular saying, “Freedom means responsibility,” holds true always, especially when it comes to pursuing success in any endeavor and self-discipline is needed. Seasoned entrepreneur and sales expert Kayvon Kay is throwing his weight behind self-discipline as he notes that it is the most important thing for anyone looking to get ahead in any area of their life.

Kayvon Kay arrived at this conclusion from working with successful people for over twenty years and seeing them show up every single day. “Showing up is crucial when pursuing your dreams and without self-discipline, showing up can be a challenge for many people. Nobody is going to check you if you decide not to show up, so how do you show up consistently? Self-discipline is the only way,” Kayvon explained. “I know some of the most successful people in the industry. And what I’ve done is gather information from them. I’ve done a lot of studying and the first rule that I’ve seen successful people obey is showing up to go after dreams and to have the world of abundance.”

Understanding how easy it is to be average and mediocre, Kayvon Kay is addressing many people’s problems from the source. He knows how hard it is to keep up with showing up and he understands how convenient it is to keep hitting the snooze button and stay in bed. He is, however, speaking against that act and encouraging people to keep it moving and work hard toward their dreams. “Showing up is the absolute number one rule to success. You cannot be successful without showing up. So, what does this mean? First thing it means you need to get out of bed. Too many people hit the snooze button. I call that button the “average button.” Stop hitting the snooze button, get out of bed, show up, get on the phone, pick up that phone and call that person that you have neglected to call. Maybe you need to call your boss and tell them something you haven’t or are scared to tell them. Pick up that phone and show up because if you don’t show up, you will not get that success,” he explained.

Kayvon acknowledges the fact that even the most consistent person has days when they do not want to do anything, but he reiterates that the willingness to show up makes all the difference. He also believes that showing up is a vital quality in sales and business leadership, as it is the one thing that has helped him in his last two decades of dominating the sales industry. “We all have more chances of failing when we show up than if we sit back and watch others. One thing I learned through all the success principles in all the books I’ve read is that the most successful people failed on their way to the top and that only happened because they never stopped showing up despite failures and obstacles.

Supporting people’s dreams and encouraging them to put in their best is the hallmark of Kayvon Kay’s influence and success in the sales industry. He’s passionate about creating a new crop of successful people, and he goes all out with giving out information and valuable resources to support their journeys. Kayvon Kay is Canada’s number #1 pharmaceutical sales representative and the founder of the hugely successful One-Call Closer Methodology.

Weathering The Recession: Don’t Rely On Just One Strategy For Your Business

The Federal Reserve recently raised the key interest rate by 75 basis points, or 0.75%, in another attempt to curb inflation, which is at a level not experienced by much of this country’s younger workforce. The relatively low unemployment rate we’ve enjoyed is now expected to climb as businesses respond with job cuts. If you’re a small business owner, you’ve likely had a few sleepless nights over the past several months. 

But according to Kayvon Kay of The Sales Connection, there’s one important thing to remember: Recessions are going to happen periodically to disrupt periods of economic growth. It’s part of the four stages of the economic cycle, and it’s your job, as a leader, to prepare your business for each one of those stages and successfully weather each one. 

“In many cases, this can be more difficult for the small to mid-sized business owner versus a large corporation, particularly if your company is still relatively young,” Kayvon said. “Regardless of company size, however, preparation is key. And despite a proclivity to cut costs through layoffs, some research suggests that rapid cost-cutting may not be the magic business salve.”

So, what should you do during a recession, and how will it prepare you for the next cycle?

Defense or offense?
As previously mentioned, many business owners have a knee-jerk response to cutting costs in response to inflationary pressures or a defensive mechanism. In contrast, other companies take an offensive approach by reinvesting in their company to poise themselves for a successful post-recession recovery. 

Which one is correct? 

Kayvon’s response is, “Both.”

“Research shows that selective cost-cutting for operational efficiency, combined with certain reinvestment activities such as in marketing or for some companies, research and development, are more likely to better weather recessionary environments.”

The problem with only cutting costs, according to Kayvon, is that operational efficiency doesn’t necessarily mean trying to do the exact same thing with fewer resources. In some cases, for example, efficiency is obtained through a combination of cutting costs and making an investment. 

“A single focus on cost-cutting can also negatively impact morale and, with it, productivity,” Kayvon warned. “Similarly, continuing to innovate and spend without regard to expenses can be like wearing blinders to the realities of your customer’s environment, and it’s bound to catch up to you.”

Rather, Kayvon advises business leaders to pair up some defensive and offensive approaches that make sense for their company and their marketplace. For example, improve efficiency and invest in new assets. Cut your headcount and develop a new market. 

“More specifically, don’t let your product or service quality suffer,” advised Kayvon. “Work on creating a payment incentivization program for your customers, such as a certain percentage off for payment within X days. Tactics like these can create customer loyalty during, and after, a recession, as well as set you up more positively for the next cycle.”

Finally, Kayvon counsels business leaders to remember that, whether a company is B2B or B2C, both businesses and consumers still make purchases during a recession; they may just make fewer of them, or their priorities change. 

“Can you be agile enough to shift with them or ‘loud’ enough to be heard when they’re ready to buy? Approaching a recession with that mindset versus panicked cost-cutting can shift your way of thinking into one that’s more pragmatic,” he said.

Because in business – as in life – it’s typically common sense that offers the best protection during the storm.