Our Founder and President, Sasha Crabtrey, was recently asked to participate in the Aggie Growth Hacks podcast. This is a podcast sponsored by the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship at Texas A&M University (Sasha’s alma mater) that is dedicated to connecting Aggie entrepreneurs while learning the secret sauce (aka growth hack) to their success. They include a fun ‘lightning round’ at the end of the podcast that is always insightful and inspiring. Let’s learn more about Sasha and the keys to her success from the answers to the four questions in the lightning round.
1. What is your favorite hack?
Measure what matters. The metrics have to mean something to you and your business goals. And don’t go comparison shopping for your goals. Really take the time to explore what it is you want for your business, because if you are focusing your time and attention on what you think you should be doing instead of what is truly important to you, you are wasting your time and talents.
2. What is your favorite bit of advice you’ve been given? How have you used it?
“Get a client. That’s how you grow your business.” When I first started, I was so wrapped up with having everything outlined perfectly, printed, legalized, set up, made, etc. It was very overwhelming. My mentor told me, “You need to get a client, and the rest will fall into place.” And he was right. It did.
3. What is your superpower?
Connecting with others. I have a strong sense of empathy. I ask a lot of questions. I gain an understanding of all the perspectives and help others understand and see them as well. I wear a lot of hats too – I’m a wife, mom, friend, and run a company (and more!), so I can help others do it as well.
4. What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Coffee. Seriously. And talking with small business owners, brainstorming, and knowing I can offer suggestions and hacks to them to what feels to be seemingly overwhelming. Getting feedback from clients that they appreciate our guidance and we have alleviated their anxiety and helped them renew their commitment to enjoying life. I want to hear that our team feels so grateful to be a part of the organization and that they feel appreciated. I want to achieve that every day.
To learn more about Sasha and what Remote COO has to offer, tune into the full podcast here. If you could use a partner for your small business, consider Remote COO – an organization that has gone through growing pains and understands the struggles entrepreneurs face when trying to wear all the hats and do all the things. Reach out today: https://remotecoo.com/contact-us/. Remote COO is ready to help!