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i030 Susan Drumm – Why You Can’t Afford Not To Have a Team

i030 Susan Drumm – Why You Can’t Afford Not To Have a Team

Today’s episode with Susan Drumm is all about the importance of building a business team!

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To get her business from zero dollars to over a million dollars, Susan shares that she had to start thinking from a “team” mindset.

At the end of the day, it’s the quality of your team and the leadership you give them that makes the difference.

Or, as Susan puts it: “Hire with wisdom and fire with grace.”

In her coaching business, Susan worked with some of the top executives in Fortune 500 Companies and helped them to build a business team…

But sometimes as entrepreneurs we can think that things are “different” for us. We can be tempted to avoid hiring because our companies are too small, or we don’t have enough revenue to invest in a new hire.

Susan was exactly the same way – but here’s what changed: she noticed that a coaching colleague of hers was living a much more relaxed lifestyle and was taking 2-week vacations and enjoying the little things in life. The advice he gave her was a total game-changer: “Get yourself a team…because you can’t afford NOT to.”

After all, the growth of your business depends on your ability to focus on the things that only you can do.

And when Susan acted on that advice and began to build her business team, her revenue doubled in 6 months, and in 3 years was able to sell her first million-dollar consultancy.

It’s key for all business owners to remember that sometimes the key to taking your business off the charts requires you to build a business team. A smart, supportive, high-performance business team is often what separates a successful business from a wildly successful one.

So whether you’re a solopreneur or have a great team already established, you’ll love listening to Susan Drumm’s words of wisdom in this episode.

More About Susan Drumm:

Susan Drumm is a leadership coach and advisor for C-level executives and their teams, as well as growth stage entrepreneurs. Susan has spent over two decades teaching high profile organizations and companies like Viacom, Cisco, L’Oreal and KPMG how to harness the power of leadership to launch their teams towards multi-million dollar growth. Now she uses those same leadership skills to help entrepreneurs grow their teams and accelerate their businesses. Get her free guide How to Find, Woo and Practically Marry your Dream VA at

The Momentum Memo
Off The Charts Business Podcast with Nathalie Lussier
The Off The Charts Business Podcast is for multi-passionate entrepreneurs. Here you’ll learn how to design a scalable business to spend more time outside away from the screen, through actionable ideas, real-world examples, and pep talks from your host Nathalie Lussier, founder of AccessAlly.
Nathalie Lussier started making websites when she was 12 years old, and graduated with a degree in Software Engineering and a job offer from Wall Street. In a gutsy move, she turned down this job to start her own business right out of college.
Today, Nathalie is the CEO of the AccessAlly WordPress plugin for ambitious course creators, membership site owners, and community builders. She has been featured in Forbes, Inc., Fast Company, Venture Beat, Mashable, Business Insider, Yahoo! Finance, and Under 30 CEO.