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7 Ways to Recognize a Great Professional Coach

The professional coaching industry has exploded over the last decade and for good reason. A study of Fortune 500 Companies found that “coaching resulted in a ROI of almost six times the program cost as well as a 77% improvement … Read more

5 Major Branding Mistakes that 98.9% of Entrepreneurs Make

#1- They don’t understand branding It’s easy to make major branding mistakes when you don’t really understand what branding IS. With an “I’ll get to this once I’m successful and can afford a designer” attitude, most entrepreneurs have little to … Read more

Short and Sweet Meetings that Motivate Employees and Drive Profit

  Do you ever wonder if the meetings you have with employees are effective? See if this sounds familiar… You hold a meeting intending to motivate employees and get everyone working together as a team to do their best. You … Read more

How to Create a Niche for Higher Profits

We have talked about the benefits of creating a niche for yourself in previous blog posts (3 Powerful Reasons to Get Over Your Niche Phobia). Many small business owners are open to it in theory, but resistent to it in … Read more

WARNING: Don’t Coach THESE Employees

Have you ever wondered if you can “rehabilitate” an employee? Many business owners spend lots of time trying. There are some employees you can not “rehabilitate.” Read on… Sabrina, I have an employee who performs well sometimes, but other times … Read more

The Secret to Competitive Advantage for Entrepreneurs

Jennifer Dawn started her first company when she was just 23 years old, grew it into a multi-seven figure business, sold it, and then turned around and did it again for a division of a large corporation. We are about … Read more

The 20% that Matters: Be More Effective Every Day

  Have you ever gotten to the end of your day and felt like you’ve accomplished very little, even though you were busy all day long? If it feels like your To Do list runs your life, consider this: When … Read more

Is Giving Good for Business?

  We all know that giving is good for the soul. But is giving good for business? Some believe that being generous inevitably comes at the expense of the bottom line. But perhaps the evidence points to a different result. … Read more

Barely Breaking Even in Your Small Business?

  It’s tax season. Do you hear the collective groan from small business owners across the country? Are you one of those small business owners who is groaning? Do you find yourself working harder and harder, year after year in … Read more

Attracting and Keeping the Best Employees

If you’ve been struggling to attract qualified applicants to fill open positions in your business, rest assured, you are not alone. In fact, many small business owners across the country have this struggle as they compete with corporate America for … Read more

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