LaVonne Shields is the CEO of Management Consultants of America. As a Business ACCOUNTability Coach and Accounting Strategist, LaVonne specializes in training and consulting business owners to help them gain peace of mind and relieve stress associated with running a company, all while improving the bottom line. LaVonne uses her expertise to help engage business owners in all facets of their company, including financial management. 

She serves as a Business Consultant and Trainer for the Inland Empire Women’s Business Center and the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center. 

On this episode:

  • LaVonne talks about her heroes, her advice to her younger self, and her favorite pump up songs
  • LaVonne discusses how the failures of many entrepreneurs come from the lack of having a goal. 
  • Learn whether or not LaVonne thinks business owners and entrepreneurs should manage their own books.
  • Learn the difference between selling and closing.
  • Learn what LaVonne says is the key to success
  • Learn the importance of mentorship and coaching to those in business

Key Takeaways:

  • Who is defining success for you? It has to be your definition for your goals.
  • Know your why.
  • It is important for anyone in any capacity to know their blind spots.

Tweetable Quotes:

“It’s not selling. It’s really just having a conversation.”- LaVonne Shields

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