Goal Setting – You’re Doing it Wrong?

Setting goals is really a simple thing. It’s a wonder so many people seem to struggle with the process. Still, there’s no doubt that maintaining the motivation needed can often prove a bit tricky.

At ActionCOACH we’ve created a guide to help you stay on the straight and narrow, one that will keep you motivated […]

6 Keys to a Winning Team

Selecting the right people is just the beginning of building a successful team for your business. However, you cannot simply expect that your team alone will transform your business and take it to its next level of performance. It is equally important to have the following 6 keys to a winning team:
1. Strong Leadership
Tom Landry, the […]

Is Your USP Truly Unique?

A lot of marketing experts make a big deal about being unique. They call it a USP, or your Unique Selling Proposition – the one thing that you do and your competitors don’t.

So is it really as important as they say?  In a word – YES!!!

It is very important it is to be different. […]

Six Reasons to Like the Franchise Model

According to Franchise Consultants, Inc., a new franchise business launches every eight minutes of every business day.  Franchising, whether a novice entrepreneur wanting to get your feet wet in business ownership, or a sophisticated investor with the capital and desire to start something new, there are several reasons the franchise model remains one of […]

Do Your Research Before Committing to a Franchise

Buying a franchise is a major financial commitment, and yet with the advantages franchising offers, your time, energy and investment can really pay off. The key is doing your research on the front end of your discovery process. Owning a franchise offers many benefits that traditional business owners don’t enjoy – brand, marketing, operational […]

What is Your Personal Growth Plan?

This post originally appeared on the John Maxwell Team blog.

For 20 years, I had been using John Maxwell’s books, principles, and training programs with my team during my corporate career working for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Jerry Lewis Telethon. It always amazed me how people easily connected with John’s principles, which are powerful and […]

Reaching Your Community as a Franchisee

Buying a franchise comes with a huge number of benefits. A built-in customer base, established operational procedures, a high success rate, brand name recognition…it seems like you have it all right at the very start. And while it’s true that franchise owners do enjoy the benefits of a franchisor’s advertising and marketing efforts, that […]

All I Want for Christmas…

This week I heard a song that resurrected a memory of something I wanted very badly as a 5-year old in December of 1959.  Yes, I am old enough to remember that far back! 

I was riding with my Aunt Ethel and I was a very unhappy kindergartner who had just left the dentist without my […]

Looking for Simple Marketing Ideas?

Are you having difficulty marketing your small business due to limited funds? Look no further. ActionCOACH can help you develop an effective marketing plan that is simple and straightforward.
Social Media
Create a Facebook page or a Twitter account. This is perhaps the best way to sell your products as it is free and convenient. Ask […]

Had a Business Health Check Lately?

What about a health check-up for your business? Is that topic a priority for you as a business owner? If not, it should be

As a business coach for 15 years, I have seen how little things can get big results.  Just this week a client shared her proud achievement of 70% growth in her […]