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Patty Block: Empowering Business Owners for Success – Prosperity Place Interview

The Prosperity Show Interview, hosted by Joan Sotkin

Patty Block established her company, The Block Group, in 2006 to bring a unique perspective to the complex issues that confront women business owners. It is her mission to turn roadblocks into building blocks, empowering other women. Clients often refer to Patty as their “business therapist” and “secret weapon.” By establishing long-term relationships and serving as a strategic sounding board, clients experience direct benefits to create real and lasting change.

Highlights

  • Patty helps women business owners create a framework and processes that work for them.

  • The challenge starts with pricing, especially for women.

  • We talk about what people should focus on as they are building their business.

  • Because you learn what to do that doesn’t mean you know how to execute.

  • Outsourcing can be very helpful so you don’t have to learn everything.

  • Time management is important. Know when your most productive hours are.

  • There’s a difference between productivity and efficiency.

  • You need self-awareness to figure out what works for you, which takes time.

  • Patty talks about the value of having an accountability partner.

  • Being a business owner can be very isolating, so having a mentor or coach along with an accountability partner can help.

  • Build your support system. It’s important.

  • Focusing on money often fails.

  • Patty shares some information about the sales program she is putting together.

  • Women have different challenges than men including limited thinking and fear.

  • Patty talks about value-based pricing and having different price points for different audiences.

  • Patty offers a lot of free resources on her website.

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