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2020: Best Year Ever?

The first two quarters of 2020 have been in a word, exhausting. As a business owner you have been tested like never before. You may have seen your business closed or heavily restricted. You may have had to lay-off or furlough employees and had to transitioned teams to remote working environments. Yo…

You Can’t Do That!

That’s impossible. You are crazy if you think that is going to work! What are you thinking, that is never going to happen. We have all heard these types of responses at one time or another. Whether you shared a big dream with a family member or expressed an innovative idea at work, there are […]

5 Ways to Build Your Business.

Business owners often look for quick fixes to improve their business.  They struggle to find ways to get more sales, more customer and higher profits. In the short video that follows, Brad Sugars, CEO and Founder of ActionCOACH narrates the 5 Ways to Build Your Business.  ActionCOACH focuses on bu…

SMALL BUSINESS; BIG IMPACT

Small businesses are under increasing pressure. Whether from direct assaults from both the citizenry during the recent national protests or due to the global pandemic in recent months. Challenged by new operating requirements to reduce viral transmissions and in some cases the need to rebuild or rep…

When W.O.M isn’t Enough: Getting a Referral

A lot of businesses will tell you that word-of-mouth (W.O.M.) is their primary mode of getting new business. This passive strategy will leave a business just waiting for whatever comes along. In today’s market place W.O.M. isn’t not enough. With the current restrictions facing businesses due to …

Turning Main Street’s Lights On Again

The lights on Main Street USA were turned off suddenly approximately 12 weeks ago. While some light have been turned back on, Main Street will never be the same. Some doubt that Main Street’s lights will ever shine as bright as they once did.  The COVID 19 Pandemic has crippled and altered ma…

They’re Back! Addressing Customer Service in a Post-COVID Environment

As all 50 states in the U.S. and communities world-wide progress in various stages of reopening as pandemic restrictions are being lifted, customers will be coming back to retailers, restaurants and all types of businesses in their community. While this is a hopeful time for business owners, it can …

ENTREPRENEURIAL LADDER; Which rung are you on?

ENTREPRENEURIAL LADDER In a new normal life after COVID 19 more people are looking for ways to chart a new career path. Folks want to actually do what they love and have a purpose. They want a career that gives them more freedom, more life and ultimately helps others. In order to really prepare to […

Reopening. Relaunching and Restoring Business in this New Normal

Many states and localities are announcing plans to reopen businesses to being to bring our economy back from the brink. While it’s great news that some areas may be ready rebound, the fear, uncertainty and stress will increase as well if re-openings are done haphazardly and without care. It’s im…

PIVOT. PIVOT. PIVOT.

Every time I hear the word pivot I think of the hilarious FRIEND’S episode https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2u0sN9stbA, with the couch, the stairs and the plan to get what seems like an impossible task done. I hear Ross’ voice yelling PIVOT, PIVOT, PIVOT as they tried to get the couch up…