Build a Business, Not a Job

Category: Executive Leadership

3 Things You Should Never Do Before Selling Your Business

When it comes to selling your business, there is a plethora of information out there pertaining to how to sell a business. You can learn the mechanics of a good sale, the ins and outs of financing and contracts and even what to do after the sale. When it comes to the how-to’s of selling […]

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Six Reasons To Take Tomorrow Off

Another day at the office is about to come to an end. You may have answered hundreds of emails, put out a few “fires” and hopefully made some progress on your quarterly action plan. Tomorrow, you plan to do much of the same.But I challenge you to take the day off. Throw caution to the […]

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Poorly Run Meetings Can Cost You Thousands of Dollars Each Year. Here’s How to Fix Them

How many meetings have you attended this week? This month? If you are like most business owners, the answer is too many. In my own business coaching firm, I sat down and crunched the numbers on our bimonthly executive meeting, and the results were eye-opening. Every two weeks my executive team and I meet via conference call […]

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How to find a mentor

These days, it seems like everyone is talking about how to find a business mentor. There are websites, blogs, podcasts, radio and television programs popping up all around the globe talking about business mentoring programs and entrepreneurship mentoring, telling us why every entrepreneur needs a business mentor and how to find one in “6 easy […]

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3 Things You Must Do Before You Start Your Next Project

As a business owner, you make decisions each and every day. You have to decide if it’s worth it to get that new equipment that will speed up your production time, you need to decide which candidate to choose for the new sales lead position, or come up with the best way to handle a […]

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Where to Find a Business Advisor

Planning, projecting, managing employees, tracking and increasing sales, designing and implementing marketing strategies…the to-do list never ends for business owners. Especially for startups, small companies, or companies who are focused on growing quickly.Sometimes it feels like you’ll never be able to get everything done without four hands and two heads. While that’s not physically possible, […]

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How One CEO Grew Her Business by 300% While Caring For A Sick Family Member

Three years ago,  my company was hosting an awards dinner for our business coaching clients. There at the banquet were the CEOs and owners of over a hundred companies from around the world. One of the final awards we gave that evening was to a quiet woman named Tina, who along with her husband, Matthew, […]

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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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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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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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