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Celebrate Christmas in July by Thinking about Holiday Marketing

December might seem far away, but the stores will be in full holiday mode starting in mid-October (whether you like it or not), and that’s less than 90 days away. Since there’s not much worse than trying to rush a … Continue reading

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A Good Team vs A Bad Team and Why it Matters

Even the best entrepreneurs can’t (and shouldn’t) run an entire business alone. Even if you have the skills, doing everything yourself leads to burnout, stunts business growth because of capacity and keeps you from having a diverse team that helps … Continue reading

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The Importance of Business Owner Accountability

It’s hard to hear, but… any time something goes wrong in a business, the business owner is to blame. If you’re the owner of the company (or even the president of the organization) and customer has a terrible experience, it … Continue reading

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Dealing with the Challenges of a Family Business

Running any business is hard, but when you’re running a family business, you face a unique set of challenges – it’s hard to leave work at work, it’s hard to manage the emotional entanglement of family and there’s more at … Continue reading

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Time to Go Back to SWOT?

Being a business owner is hard – you don’t clock in and out, it’s hard to leave work at work, and, in many cases, you are wearing a LOT of hats, from marketing to HR. In the course of running … Continue reading

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Are You Undervaluing Yourself? Stop Being a Technician.

At The Growth Coach, our coaches have worked with thousands of small business owners over the years. One of the most common challenges those business owners face is that, in addition to being the business owner, they are the lead … Continue reading

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No Business is Perfect – Celebrate Your Accomplishments

At the beginning of the year, you set goals, you built strategic plans and you worked with your team to put those plans into place. Your team worked extremely hard, your business grew and you found ways to work ON … Continue reading

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Celebrate Your Own Freedom This Independence Day

As a small business owner or company leader, it’s easy to let work consume your life. It doesn’t seem like a big deal to check emails after dinner or take a call between the gym and your office, but, before … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Resolutions – Start Q2 Differently

March is a great time to talk about Resolutions… or at least why they don’t work. If you’re sticking to your resolutions for 2018, that’s awesome, but the truth is that most of us are not. And it’s not about … Continue reading

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Are You Treating Your Sales Team Like Your Operations Team?

You have to measure your sales success. It sounds easy, but in reality, measuring successes in sales can be difficult. Although the job is to close sales, measuring the progress can’t come down to the number of sales and looking … Continue reading

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