Business Spotlight featuring Megan Dahle

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WELCOME TO THE BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT, WHERE WE FEATURE A DIFFERENT BUSINESS EVERY WEEK!

This week we are featuring
Megan Dahle.

How long have you been in business?

2 years!

What is your business all about? (services, products, etc)

I help creative business owners use their numbers to make better business decisions as we take intentional action towards their business goals.

What makes your business unique?

I make business' data visual in an engaging, relate-able way so that business owners who THINK their "not good at numbers" can see the progress they are making or identify what changes need to be made.

What made you start your business?

I saw friends who were struggling in their businesses because they we're grasping the importance of their numbers. Sure $60 an hour might sound great when you're working a job for $25/hr. But when it's your business, that $60 doesn't go straight into your pocket. It's not easy to see "why" that's true unless you are comfortable digging into a spreadsheet to figure out where everything is going. I have an innate ability to see how all the numbers flow together and work for or against you, and I love sharing that with people. When they "get it" and that crystal clear picture of how their business finances really work appears, there's a dichotomy between feeling like a fool about the past and feeling like a genius about what is to come. I want them to focus on the future, because we all have things about our past that we wish we understood better, faster. The really fun part is when they can step into that genius with what they're already good at and new ideas start flowing, and they can really see how their business is going to work to make their goals become a reality.

What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful business owner?

1) Make educated, swift decisions

2) Take action

3) Focus on your customer/client outcome

What three pieces of advice would you give to someone who wants to launch their own business?

Start with Profit First. If you use that as a framework from the beginning, you will be profitable.

Who has been your greatest inspiration? Or what book has inspired you the most? Or what is your favorite book?

My favorite book is Deep Work. It completely changed the way I address my work day and has allowed creativity to flow with direction.

How do you conquer those moments of doubt that so often stifle or trip up or stop so many?

I lean heavily on my business-owning friends. They mean the world to me and can see things in me that I'm not able to yet.

Thank you, Megan, for letting us share a bit about you!  


If you’d like to reach out to Megan, visit her website here: MeganDahle.com