#304: Helping Entrepreneur Succeed in Business & Finance with Terrell A Turner

Our Guest Mentor:                                                        

TERRELL A TURNER is the creator and host of the Business Talk Library – a platform that was born out from a desire to help struggling business owners – Terrell brings over a decade of experience from running Fortune 500 business segments to helping startups. 

A graduate of Business Administration at Lander University while Terrell took his Master’s in Accountancy at Notre Dame University. He is a certified public accountant.  

Key Quotes From the Episode: 

Being open and when to try new things and waiting for opportunities to come.”[07:44] 

If you stay in your comfort zone you will probably achieve a little more with what you already have.” [08:16] 

“[In Brazil] if you don’t have a relationship you won’ get any cooperation from people you work with” [13:07] 

Failure is feedback. [17:13] 

If you want to succeed in your business you have to be comfortable in understanding what your financial statement says.” [18:19] 

 (Other resources and how to connect with Terrell below). 

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Key Points From the Episode:

– 3 key building blocks to Terrell’s career progression: 

  • working in audit 
  • strategic positioning 
  • networking

Great advice & examples on how to safely push yourself out of your comfort zone  

– The story behind how Business Talk Library came to being 

Stamped Show Notes 

[03:11 Terrell shares his career journey in accounting and finance which started at public accounting and worked in audit which he learned so many different companies at an early age. Moved to manufacturing company in 2008 doing more than just accounting then later promoted to an engineering company in Chicago area. Worked to an investment relations firm working to Fortune 500 companies and later took a finance leadership role in Brazil. He worked also with General Electric, other tech companies which later led to make his own consulting firm.   

[06:52 Career progression all happened by; 

  • working in audit 
  • strategic positioning 
  • networking   

[08:08] – Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and not just settling on what you already have by just starting it as a small project 

[09:59] – Brazil experience started in an unusual situation.  

[11:18– Grabbing opportunity despite language barrier and developing relationship  

[14:36] – The story behind how Business Talk Library 

[16:56] – Great lesson shared on his podcast by the guest 

[17:59] – Best advice that Terrell shared to the audience  

[20:39] – Enjoying the process even those unpleasant experiences for it will take you somewhere in the future 

[23:07] – Best way to connect with Terrell  

[24:34] – Terrell’s parting thoughts on embracing the process 

Connect with today’s guest: 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/terrellturner/ 


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