24 Oct 2013

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When you’re working with others – especially people who are leaders in their field – it’s important to know what kind of personality you’re facing. Even though you can’t just hand them a DISC assessment, you can still use those same principles to your advantage. A DISC assessment is a behavior test that evaluates your personality traits including:  Dominance/Drive, Inducement/Influence,...

10 Oct 2013

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  Every entrepreneur has to be a good salesperson. From pitching to investors to selling your product or service, getting people to understand the value you provide is a never-ending task. Of course not every great technician or business manager is a great sales person – so what do you do? First, let’s look at how you’re selling right now: On a scale from 1 to 10 with 10 being ex...

26 Sep 2013

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This weeks blog comes to us from guest blogger Gary Hartman. Gary, who has more than 10 years experience as a business and sales coach, is the CEO and Head Coach at The Growth Coach in Boulder, Colorado. Gary works with business owners, managers and sales professionals to help them grow their businesses so they earn more and work less. To learn more about Gary, visit his website at http...

12 Sep 2013

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Over the course of our last two Growth Coach blog posts, we’ve been looking at the T.L.C.s of successful business management – Time, Leadership and Communication. We’ve talked about how time is a truly limited resource and how successful business leaders delegate minor and de-prioritize minor tasks. We’ve also addressed that great leaders focus on ensuring that team members want to do w...

29 Aug 2013

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Every business owner has their own tricks of the trade, but the essential skills they all need to master fall under T.L.C. – Time, Leadership and Communication. In our last blog post, we looked at the challenges and solutions involved with time management. We talked about the importance of identifying minor tasks and trusting others to help you manage small jobs. This week, we’re going ...

15 Aug 2013

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Business leaders around the world each have their own secrets to success – traits and skills they hold as being of the highest importance when it comes to running a successful business. Chandler Rasco, Franchise Adviser for The Growth Coach, believes most of those can be categorized under T.L.C – Time, Leadership and Communication. We’re going to address each of those characteristics in...

01 Aug 2013

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Being a business owner can be a tough career, especially if your business is small and not quite booming. It can feel impossible to do anything from hire employees to taking a vacation. Can your business even open if you have to call in sick? Dan Murphy, the CEO and founder of The Growth Coach, knows what it’s like to be open and operate a small business. When he started business and sa...

18 Jul 2013

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This week's blog features a post written by Glenn Smith, the Owner and CEO of The Growth Coach in Houston, Texas. Glenn is a member of The Growth Coach's President's Forum, is a mentor to new franchise owners and is a frequent speaker on the topics of leadership, business strategy, marketing and a wide variety of other business coaching-related subjects. He's been recognized as the Coac...

04 Jul 2013

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When the founding fathers wrote our freedoms into the books, they intended for everyone to have the right for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That certainly should include business owners, leaders and entrepreneurs! In honor of Independence Day, take this opportunity to stand back and take steps toward finding the freedom to be successful at work while having time for life by...

20 Jun 2013

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Washington D.C. Growth Coach franchise owner Ingar Grev knows the world holds few great leaders – people who know how to turn around a company, save thousands of jobs and push a staff to the next level while creating a team focused on the future who can communicate with each other. That’s why, when Grev found himself sitting next General Motors CEO Daniel Akerson at a Naval Academy awar...

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