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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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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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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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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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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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The Freedom Formula – Available September 3rd, 2019

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Can’t Stop Micromanaging? Here Are 6 Things to Do to Ease Your Worries

Being a great boss, takes a lot of time and effort. You want to coach your staff for development, help them recognize their successes and give them the tools and guidance to reach their company goals. But what happens when the best intentions turn out to be micromanaging? You may set out to help mentor […]

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This One Tip Will Help You Regain Your Valuable Time

When left to our own devices, time management is sort of like a buffet. You have dozens of different options in front of you. Should you spend the next hour working on payroll? Finding a new assistant? Working on that new marketing project? Scrolling through Facebook? Shopping for new shoes on Amazon? The options are […]

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Why You Need an Exit Strategy, Even If You Plan on Owning Your Business Forever

To a new business owner the words “Exit Strategy” are akin to “quitting.”The majority of new small to medium business owners are so wrapped up in the passionate phase of growing and scaling their businesses, getting out doesn’t even cross their mind.They have a romantic notion that they will still be actively working in their […]

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Forget Spa Days and Massages. Here Are 3 Self-Care Tips That Really Work

I recently wrote an article on anxiety amongst entrepreneurs and it really struck a nerve with business leaders. So many of you are struggling with anxious feelings surrounding the fate of your companies, and at times it can seem overwhelming no matter how hard you try. Well meaning friends and colleagues may offer up advice on […]

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How to Lead Your Team During a Heated Election Season

When it comes to owning a business, managing employees is one of the most difficult aspects of the job. A great deal of your time and energy is spent developing a positive company culture and connecting with and coaching your key staff members. A lot of hard work goes into creating a nurturing work environment […]

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6 Simple Things You Can Do This Week to Fix Your Company Culture

As a business coach, I often get the opportunity to coach not only the CEO but also some of their key employees. This strategy is very effective for a number of reasons, and it often allows a clients business to create better results in less time. One of our new clients came to us struggling with […]

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Why The 40 Hour Work Week Is A Complete And Utter Lie (Part 2)

In a recent article I addressed 3 reasons why you work more than you think you do. So today, I wanted to give you two more reasons why you haven’t been able to cut your hours. “All I do is work.Even when I’m with my family I’m still responding to emails and texts for work.  The […]

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Don’t Let This Huge Misconception About Time Management Sap Your Productivity (Part 1)

I have heard it more times than I can count… “I’m overwhelmed and don’t know where to start.  So much of my day is spent putting out fires and reacting to customer demands.  The only way I can get my key projects done is to come into the office earlier and stay later, and work on […]

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4 Simple Things You Can Do to Lead With Integrity

Being a business owner in today’s fast-paced digital world means that you are always in the public eye. While you might not have stockholders like Elon Musk or Amazon, your employees, vendors, and customers are paying close attention to what you do, and don’t do, when it comes to your habits and choices. So, when […]

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Anxiety Is Common Among Entrepreneurs. Here Are 4 Tips to Help Soothe Your Nerves

In today’s economy, you would be hard pressed to find a business owner who doesn’t experience some level of anxiety surrounding the fate of their business. But for many entrepreneurs, anxiety can be a real hurdle that makes growth and progress difficult. Take for example Joaquin (name changed to respect his privacy), a business owner with […]

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