05 Nov 2015

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Benjamin Franklin coined the phrase “Time is Money” more than 260 years ago, but in a world where we’re constantly tied to our cell phones and seem to be connected to work almost 24/7, that phrase is more relevant than ever. If you’re a small business owner, you know the value of quality time. You didn’t open your business because you wanted to work 80 hours a week. You opened your busin...

22 Oct 2015

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The holidays may seem pretty far away, but stores are already putting decorations on the walls and wrapping paper on the shelves. Although it’s not even Halloween yet, families are gathering wish lists and checking out the shops. With the holidays upon us already (whether you like it or not) it’s a great time for a little reminder about creating customer loyalty. Consumers today have al...

08 Oct 2015

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Owning and running a business is hard. As an entrepreneur or small business owner, you’re constantly dealing with the competition, cash flow, employee issues, changing technologies, surprises, busyness… not to mention the economy and government interference. That kind of constant complexity is par for the course when it comes to owning your own business – but you have to learn how to man...

24 Sep 2015

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When you think about your job as a business owner, CEO or manager, what duties come to mind? Does that list include sales? If you’re leading a company, it’s part of your job to be a great sales person – not just of the products or services your company provides, but also of the brand itself!  You need to be able to show people what makes you and your business different and you need to be...

10 Sep 2015

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As a business owner or CEO, you are busier than ever. You’re implementing growth strategies, managing employees and controlling the system you’ve built while maintaining a life outside of work. But, just like any business, yours can’t be successful without selling. Bringing on new customers by leveraging your skills to improve your prospects can make a dramatic difference to your bottom ...

27 Aug 2015

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We’ve all been there – you walk onto a car lot and a sales person comes up and asks if he or she can help. You know what car you want, and you know you need a sales person, but chances are that your answer will be that you’re “just looking.” But why? It’s probably because you want to avoid what feels like a high pressure sale from someone who is paid on commission, even though you know e...

06 Aug 2015

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History is full of great people leaders – in business, art, humanities and more. Sometimes, when you’re in need of some serious inspiration, their words can make a big difference. Here are 22 powerful quotes for the next time you need a little motivation.“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford“Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your ...

16 Apr 2015

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There’s an old adage that says: “Wisdom is knowing the right path to take. Integrity is taking it.” It’s easy to say that you have integrity and are trustworthy, but actually having integrity – and just doing the right thing for the right reasons – is something we don’t always actively think about in business. Of course you WANT to do the right thing, but it’s not always the easy choice...

09 Mar 2015

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For this week’s blog, The Growth Coach is proud to welcome a guest post from Michael Neuendorff, our franchise owner in San Mateo, California. Michael recently shared an article on his own blog about the value of setting goals we thought our readers would find especially helpful. Here’s the post: Now you know I’m not a fan of resolutions. However, I am a fan of goals. The concrete decis...

07 Aug 2014

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“There are no magic wands, no hidden tricks, and no secret handshakes that can bring you immediate success, but with time, energy, and determination you can get there.” – Darren Rowse, founder of ProBlogger Everyone knows that building a business takes time and persistence, but it also takes effective marketing. However, most of us don’t have the luxury of starting a business with a six...

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