Provendus Blog

How to Get Your Clients to Listen and Act

I have heard this lament over and over again from consultants and advisers. “My clients pay me good money to give them my expert advice, but they don’t listen! They keep doing things the way they always have. I can’t … Read more

The Three Keys to Unlimited Growth

  The life of an entrepreneur is not always easy. You have a dream. You start a business. You experience some success, and then something stops your growth dead in it’s tracks. Perhaps you are not attracting new clients at … Read more

The Missing Link to True Profit and Freedom

One business owner recently shared with me that her business feels like a treadmill that keeps speeding up on her, demanding more and more of her. From the outside looking in, she appears successful and her business is growing continually. … Read more

Avoid These Costly Mistakes When Onboarding New Employees

Payroll is one of the biggest expenses in small business. Most small business owners are not getting their money’s worth from the investment they are making in employees. Taking steps to optimize employee performance directly impacts your profit. Consider this… … Read more

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

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