Build a Business, Not a Job

Why every entrepreneur needs a business mentor

The internet, peers, friends and even family – all of these sources provide a steady stream of industry news, updates, analysis, knowledge and advice.While these sources can be a great starting point, this stream of information will only help to a certain extent. Online publications are typically generic, peers have their own personal set of […]

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Successful Entrepreneurs Take This Number of Vacations Every Year. Here’s Why

“David, I was wondering what is the number of vacations that a successful entrepreneur should take in a YEAR in order to maintain a healthy body, mind, and spirit (i.e., ideal self-care)?”I recently received this question from a business coaching client, and I wanted to share the answer with my readers. It’s More Than You Are […]

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Business Coaching: a Guide to Everything You Need to Know About Finding the Right Fit

If you’ve decided to hire a business coach, but are having trouble knowing where to start, this article is for you.If you’re wondering what exactly a business coach does and how it can benefit your business, you might want to check out this article before continuing. Hiring a business coach will expedite the growth of your […]

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Forget the Resolutions, Let’s Talk About Professional Growth

I really enjoy creating action plans. My inner-nerd gets really excited over the possibilities of a new year or quarter. There are so many opportunities for growth and development, and I love laying it all out on paper and then working towards those goals over the coming quarter. As a business coach, I not only […]

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The Problem with Perfection

Over the past 25 years, I have met with thousands of business owners struggling to take their businesses to the next level. They are often overworked, anxious and stuck. They have great ideas and products, and the means to bring them to their client base, yet they suffer from a debilitating condition that really hinders […]

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Nobody Reads Your Employee Handbook. Here’s How to Create Internal Systems That Actually Get Used

When most people think about setting up systems and controls for their business, they think of a traditional employee handbook or manual. A central place to keep all the companies processes and procedures. You sit down and think about all the repetitive processes and write out the steps needed to complete each job to satisfaction. […]

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Why CEO Moms Are Taking the Business World By Storm

Over the past 25 years of business coaching, I have had the opportunity to coach thousands of business owners from all walks of life, with great success. Recently, I have noticed an influx in CEO moms looking to scale their businesses and I couldn’t be more thrilled with this turn of events. As I have […]

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Retirement as We Know It Is Dead. Here’s What Business Owners Are Doing Instead

In the past, owning a business was the epitome of the American dream. You worked for yourself, you made your own hours, you had control over your wealth, and eventually you got to sell the business (or pass it down to your offspring) and buy a little beach house in Boca Raton. The perfect way […]

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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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