11 Apr 2017

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Whether you call them millennials or young professionals, the younger members of today’s workforce want different things from their careers than their parents or grandparents did. For many, work isn’t just about clocking in, clocking out and taking home a paycheck anymore. Sure, they need to make money, but they want jobs they enjoy at companies that are invested in helping them learn, g...

10 Mar 2017

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Successful and wealthy people come from all walks of life and their individual experiences have shaped who they are, what they do and how they do it. But most of them have something in common – they read. A lot.In Steve Siebold’s book How Rich People Think, he points out that a packed library is something many wealthy people have in common. And they’re not usually picking up mystery nove...

07 Dec 2016

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The holidays are a great time to grow your business, but it’s also hectic and easy to get lost in the shuffle of big box stores’ email campaigns and huge sales. Fortunately your focus on providing excellent customer service and a better shopping experience combined with the uniqueness of your small business is what will help you bring in those last minute holiday and year-end shoppers!He...

22 Dec 2015

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At The Growth Coach, we see a recurring challenge with small businesses – the business owner is the manager, lead technician, human resources person, marketing department, sales person and more. There are only so many hours in the day and no one can possibly be at their best when they’re spread that thin. So what’s the solution? As a small business owner, you need to learn to be the LEAS...

08 Dec 2015

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Most of us are glued to our cell phones. Even if we’re good about skipping that hourly email check when we’re home with our families or putting it on silent at night, having that little piece of amazing technology in our pockets, purses and hands for most of the day is exhausting. So why take it with you when you go to bed? It’s tempting to lay in bed and read on your phone, check a few ...

19 Nov 2015

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Benjamin Franklin once said, “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” We’ve all heard that phrase in one form or another. It’s easy to procrastinate when there’s nothing bearing down on you and no one else holding you accountable. But when you’re in business, you have to hold YOURSELF accountable for the successes and failures of your company. So ask yourself, what’s the on...

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...

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