Sales and marketing are the lifeblood of a business, and this was proved to me some time ago.

I was listening to a podcast and the host was interviewing a ‘serial’ entrepreneur who had launched, and subsequently sold, around 25 businesses. The fascinating story unfolded, and just as the interview was about to end, the host asked the entrepreneur:

“In closing, could you please provide the listeners with three tips to help them become more successful entrepreneurs?”

“Oh, that’s easy,” replied the entrepreneur.

“Tip 1: Sales and marketing.”

“Tip 2: Sales and marketing.”

“Tip 3: Sales and marketing.”

The main takeaways?

Without customers, we don’t have a business, we have a hobby.

Without sales and marketing, we don’t have customers.

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  • Darrel Griffin • LinkedIn Business Development Specialist

    I’ve worked in sales and business development roles since leaving school. Having moved to Australia from the UK in 2012, LinkedIn helped me generate over $3.5 million worth of leads for my then employer in under 2 years - without spending a cent on advertising. I became a LinkedIn coach in 2014 and started teaching what I’d learned ‘on the coalface’ to companies and individuals. I was recently named one of the top ranked LinkedIn experts in Asia Pacific region by Social Media Marketing Institute.