28 May 2015

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There’s a phrase out there you’ve probably heard, “The first step is always the hardest.” Whether you’re a new runner, a business owner, or both, this phrase holds serious weight and it all comes down to will power. If you want to make a change in your life – or your business – you have to have the will power to actually take the first step toward making things better. Earlier this mont...

10 Jul 2014

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When business owners think about their business, what do they say is their most important aspect? For many, the answer is easy: the people. But as important as great employees are to every business, many owners also say their people are their biggest headache. But why? And how can that be fixed? Our guest blog come from Gary Furr, The Growth Coach of Portland, who recently shared some g...

12 Jun 2014

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A few years ago, we posted a blog about busting through your limiting beliefs. Now that the economy seems to be back on track and entrepreneurs are growing in number every day, we thought it was time to give that idea a revamp. Whether you’re considering opening a new business, expanding your current business or even just changing jobs, you probably have some limiting beliefs. Is there ...

17 Apr 2014

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At The Growth Coach, we talk a lot about systems. We educate our clients on how having strong business systems creates a company that can run without the owner and builds a more valuable business asset. What some may not know is that having systems for SALES is important too! Every sales person has an individual sales style, but every company still has a general sales process each perso...

20 Feb 2014

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Synergy. If you’re in business, it’s a word that has great meaning and huge potential positive impact. To have synergy means that two or more people are working together to the mutual benefit of both. Simply, it means you’re clicking with the people you’re working with. You’re in a groove together. Everyone knows what it’s like to have synergy. You’re working on a project with someone o...

02 Jan 2014

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Are you the resolution type? With 2014 freshly upon us, have you made commitments to make this year better than the last? And are you going to stick to those resolutions this year or will they be abandoned by spring? All too often, making resolutions is easier said than done, but The Growth Coach would like to offer up a resolution challenge this year for those willing to step up: rathe...

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...

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