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What Does a Business Coach Do and Does It Actually Help?

In the age of internet gurus, it’s not hard to find a coach for just about every area of your life. In fact, they’re probably trying to find you. (We’ve all seen those awkward selfie video ads. Repeatedly.) If you have considered using a business coach, it’s best to have a clear understanding of what a business coach actually does, so you can decide if one will help your business with its unique challenges.

After all, every business coach promises to help you succeed....

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The 8 Factors Limiting Your Revenue Growth

Every business owner would love to snap their fingers and see their revenue grow, right? Wouldn’t that be the dream? As business owners we always seem to have ideas about what we could do to take our business to the next level, but there is all too often a gap between vision and implementation. Why is that?

Over the decades that I’ve coached business owners, I’ve found that there are 8 common factors that constrain business growth. If you’re familiar with the Revenue...

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How to Add a Recurring Revenue Stream to Your Business

There are two challenges that many small to medium businesses face: growth and stability. It’s why business owners know the pressure to keep adding new revenue so well. This is especially true for businesses based on a non-recurring business model. There’s an urgency to find and attract new transactions on a constant basis to sustain business. If you own a business like this, you may want to consider adding a recurring revenue stream to your business model.

Recurring revenue...

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An Interview with Nicole Snow, CEO Darn Good Yarn

entrepreneurship Nov 02, 2020
 

Nicole Snow is the CEO of Inc. Magazine 5000 company, Darn Good Yarn (see how Inc. profiled them here.)

Darn Good Yarn is a leader in the movement among great companies that believe they can do well by doing good.  The company employs 600 Artisans around the globe, recovers over a million lbs. of waste materials, and promotes independent artists from around the world. Oh... and they sell a LOT of yarn.

Not only that, they employ a dynamic team for this global business from near Albany,...

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Why Every Owner Needs a Growth Mindset

A growth mindset in business means you are actively pursuing growth on a daily, quarterly, and yearly basis. Are you serious about growing your business?

With the start of the new year, you’d think “growth” would be a top priority for business owners. After all, doesn’t every owner want to grow their business?

While it may surprise you, the answer is actually no, not everyone wants to grow.

There are three types of owners I see:

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How to Set Your Small Business’s Priorities

This post is an excerpt from our eBook, Critical Priorities: The 7 Key Areas Every Business Owner Must Prioritize. Get your free copy today!

If you're a business owner, you probably come up with a new idea for your business every five minutes. But sometimes these creative sparks are more distracting than they are helpful. If this is your struggle, it's essential that you have a process of how to set your priorities and stick to them.

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The Johari Window: Uncovering the Blind Spots in Business

entrepreneurship strategy Mar 01, 2016

How self-aware is your company? Identify blind spots in your business, leadership, and customer relationships by using the Johari Window Model. Here's how.

Successful businesses (just like successful leaders) possess self-awarenessbut how do you know if you are really seeing yourself clearly? How do you build self-awareness into the DNA of your company? When we consult business owners, we use the Johari Window Model to do just that.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Johari Window...

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