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How To Take Back Control Of Your Business (When It Feels Like It’s Controlling You)

It was one of those overcast nights where it seems like you are sitting in a cloud. I was alone, immersed in the hot tub on my patio. Soaking in the water, it occurred to me this was the first time I’d used the hot tub since I purchased the house almost a year prior. […]

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Do You Need a Small Business Coach?

Planning, starting, running, and growing a small business is not a small undertaking. It takes detailed planning, long hours of hands-on work, and a healthy dose of determination, flexibility, and versatility to overcome all the obstacles that come your way.But if you’ve started your own business, or are planning to start one, you already know that.Virtually […]

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If Your Team Keeps Making Errors, Your Procedure Could Be to Blame. Here’s What to Do

As a business coach, one of the first things we help our clients do is create solid systems and controls to accelerate growth. We also share our tips and tricks to getting the entire team on board with using the systems put in place. But what happens when your team only adopts bits and pieces of […]

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What is a Business Coach?

A business coach is a seasoned business leader who uses their experience and expertise to help a less experienced business owner and their company reach new heights.Business coaches are successful entrepreneurs and business owners themselves. They have chosen to use their talents for developing, building, and growing businesses to help others achieve their business goals.Business […]

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6 Questions You Must Ask Yourself Before Any Big Business Decision

As a business coach, I have helped thousands of business owners make major business decisions. We have worked through major key hires, acquisitions, exit strategies, large equipment purchases and everything in between. And for many business owners, making a big business decision can be paralyzing. It’s not uncommon to get caught up in the details […]

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How to Find a Business Coach

There are 4 main ways to find a business coach:Utilize your personal networkSearch onlineSearch locallyStart with your favorite business authorA business coach is an experienced business leader and trusted advisor who can help a less experienced owner and their company to reach new heights. Finding the right business coach provides numerous benefits for you and your […]

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Want to Stand Out in Your Industry? Start By Becoming an Expert–Here’s How

When it comes to marketing strategies for your small to medium-sized business, there are many ways to play the game. You can do paid advertisements, email marketing, influencer marketing or emotional marketing….just to name a few. But when it comes down to results, nothing beats expertise marketing. What is Expertise Marketing?The concept of expertise marketing isn’t […]

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What Does a Business Coach Do?

A business coach does four essential things for their clients:Provide structure for growing and developing their businessProvide an invaluable outside perspective that solves internal problemsProvide accountability to make sure you follow throughProvide support through the tough moments leaders inevitably endureThe goal of a business coach is to accelerate the growth of your business in a […]

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8 Human Resources Problems You Should Be Paying Attention To

Looking to scale your business? Begin by setting up a solid foundation on which to build. But be careful on how you set up that foundation. The best businesses consist of not one….not two…but five core pillars for strategic depth. So in order to scale your business you need a rock-solid base in all the […]

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A Simple Way To Teach Your Team To Make Better Decisions

SystemizingIf you’ve followed any of my articles in the past, you’ve noticed that I talk a lot about systemizing businesses. When done properly, a master system of controls can make scaling your business not only possible but much easier to achieve. Having a set of systems in place will allow you to grow an owner-independent […]

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Why Your Cash Flow Problems Have Nothing to Do With Your Sales (and How to Fix It Quick)

Every business owner has experienced cash flow problems at one time or another, and the gut reaction for most entrepreneurs is to immediately ramp up their sales efforts in an attempt to turn the tap back on and get cash flowing again. This instinct however is counter productive.In fact, in most cases ramping up your sales […]

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Forget the Cookie Basket. Here’s What Entrepreneurs Really Want for Christmas

As a business coach for over 25 years, I have noticed that our client base grows exponentially during the holiday season- and for good reason. More and more business owners seek out the help of business coaches during the winter months as they reflect and recap on the past years successes and failures. It is […]

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Email Is Addictive. Here Are 9 Tips to Break the Habit.

When it comes to productivity, there is nothing more destructive than an email inbox. If handled improperly you can waste an entire day putting out small fires and responding to emails that create little to no value for your business. Which is why I wanted to share my nine tips for regaining your time and […]

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Want Your Business to Run Itself? Put These 36 Systems In Place

Want to Scale Your Business and Have More Free Time? Make Sure You Have a Process for These 36 Things. One of the most powerful operational secrets we have discovered after decades of helping our business coaching clients is the concept of a “UBS”.Are you tired of working 70 hour work weeks?Do you feel like […]

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The 4 Best Ways to Coach Your Employees to Greatness

As a business owner, you want to scale and grow your company without sacrificing your personal life or working 70 hours a week. The secret to doing so lies in your ability to coach your staff to collectively produce more and reach their goals faster. As someone who has worked in the business coaching arena for […]

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The Real Reason Entrepreneurs Struggle With Time Management

Do you feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day?Are you working 70+ hours a week and feel like you are just treading water? You aren’t alone. After working with thousands of business owners over the past 25 years, time and time again we see a lack of time as a huge concern for […]

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Looking To Start Up? Be Sure Of These Three Things First

The idea of starting a new company is a provocative one.Whether this is your first business venture or you are a serial entrepreneur, the startup phase is exciting and full of promises and possibilities. But starting up is also riddled with uncertainty and doubt, which leads many entrepreneurs to wonder if their idea has merit […]

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3 Practical Tips to Land Your Dream Client

As a business coach for over 25 years, I have worked with thousands of businesses teaching them how to scale and create owner-independent companies. While there are many components to a successful business like good business systems and a positive company culture, having a good solid customer base ranks at the top of the list. Imagine […]

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Take Charge of Your Growth With This 1 Trick

As a business owner, you have thousands of ideas running around your head at any given time. You may want to tweak some product packaging, try a new marketing concept, streamline your supply chain, hire a new assistant–and the list goes on and on. It can be overwhelming, and often leads to decision overload, which […]

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The Most Common Lies Entrepreneurs Tell Themselves (and How to Avoid Them)

Over the past 25 years of business coaching, I have heard every excuse in the book on why a business might be stuck in a growth slump. Here are the top 6 excuses that I hear every single day from small to medium sized business owners. 1. “I can’t afford it….”As in, “I can’t afford to […]

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