23 Jan 2014

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In any business, a solid referral usually means additional customers and subsequent growth. It’s the snowball effect of a great service experience! Of course that’s only true if the customer who had the great experience does one or both of two things: refers someone who would benefit from your company and tells others about the great experience they had. So where do you start? The answe...

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...

05 Dec 2013

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With the New Year just a few weeks away and the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to sit down and think about what you can do to have a great 2014. Of course working with your local Growth Coach is a great way to create a strategic plan and dedicated business systems, but here are six tips you can start with right now. De-Clutter: Take a look at your life AND your business. It’s impo...

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...

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...

11 Apr 2013

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When Dan Murphy started business coaching in 1992, it was his mission to help small business owners gain more success, personal balance, and free time.  He was passionate about helping them discover greater clarity, focus and better strategies to earn more, work less and enjoy richer lives. “Small business owners have always been my heroes,” he said. “When you help an owner and business...

14 Mar 2013

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Katz, owner of the Baltimore Growth Coach franchise, has signed on to coach the Baltimore Ravens’ sales and marketing team. She’ll be helping the staff secure the sponsorships and develop partnerships that will enable the team to thrive next season. “My work with the Ravens’ sales and marketing team is what I call business development coaching – I help them clarify their direction and s...

28 Feb 2013

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As a business owner, one of your primary jobs should be marketing. Marketing is the driving force behind acquiring the new customers and revenues that fuels your business. The more you effectively use marketing, the more customers you will inevitably draw to your business. Like fishing, the more lines you put in the water, the better your chances of getting a bite. To help, here are five...

14 Feb 2013

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  This week's Growth Coach blog is brought to us from guest blogger Fred Kusch. Fred is a Growth Coach franchise owner from LaCrosse, WI. He provides expert, practical counsel to organizations and audiences around the globe. He offers big-picture views of how to build morale and teams, develop people and leaders and enhance life and work. Fred was named Coach of the year in 2012 by...

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