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7 Tips for Marketing Your Business During the Holidays

In theory, most of want to wait until after the Thanksgiving tryptophan wears off before we start thinking about holiday shopping, but the reality is that shops were stocking candy canes before the clock struck midnight on Halloween. And you … Continue reading

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Turning Happy Customers into New Business

When you’re building a business, happy customers are more than good business, they’re also great marketing. People in this ever increasingly social world are happy to spread the word about your business when they have a great experience, but you … Continue reading

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The Power of Reviews in the Digital Age

Everyone looks at reviews. Whether we’re trying to find a new restaurant or we’re looking for a contractor for a major project, most of us don’t go out on a limb without doing some due diligence. So what is your … Continue reading

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Five Last Minute Holiday Marketing Ideas

The holidays are a great time to grow your business, but it’s also hectic and easy to get lost in the shuffle of big box stores’ email campaigns and huge sales. Fortunately your focus on providing excellent customer service and … Continue reading

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Seven Business Books to Add to the Pages of Your Summer

Summer is a great time to schedule yourself some time off – even if it’s to catch up on industry news or read a new business book. Recharging your emotional battery and finding new inspiration is a great way to re-energize … Continue reading

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Building Your Referral Network

Referrals are a vital part of any successful business. If your satisfied customers  are talking to their networks about what makes your business awesome, those prospects are going to come to your business with a certain level of faith and … Continue reading

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5 Ways Competition Makes Your Business Stronger

“Competition in business is a blessing, for without it, we wouldn’t be motivated to improve.” – Nabil N. Jamal, author of A Harvest of Change It can be nerve-wracking to have competition – especially when you’re a small business owner … Continue reading

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Business Owner Challenge: Be the Least Important Person in Your Business

At The Growth Coach, we see a recurring challenge with small businesses – the business owner is the manager, lead technician, human resources person, marketing department, sales person and more. There are only so many hours in the day and … Continue reading

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Time is Money – Learn to Let Go

Benjamin Franklin coined the phrase “Time is Money” more than 260 years ago, but in a world where we’re constantly tied to our cell phones and seem to be connected to work almost 24/7, that phrase is more relevant than … Continue reading

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Feeling Overwhelmed? Go Back to SWOT.

Owning and running a business is hard. As an entrepreneur or small business owner, you’re constantly dealing with the competition, cash flow, employee issues, changing technologies, surprises, busyness… not to mention the economy and government interference. That kind of constant … Continue reading

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