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There’s a reason most businesses go belly-up within the first five years: starting a business is hard. In fact, if the foundation isn’t solid, everything that you do can be negatively impacted. That’s why it’s so important to begin with a business plan. But what does a modern business plan really look like? Well, the […]

Social media has changed the business world.  Franchisors and franchisees alike must adapt to this changing customer and employee base to find opportunities for growth. So how do young adults, millennials and franchising, impact business in our digital age? The “Millennial” generation—those born near the turn of the millennium, are now coming into adulthood. In terms […]

You will commonly hear this refrain from successful business owners: nobody ever got rich working for somebody else. Working for somebody else means that you’re always capped by what they are willing to pay you. Work for yourself, and the limit is only what you’re willing to work for. Businesses possess high value and low […]

Florida ActionCOACH Juan Ortega hasn’t always known what he wanted to do with his life, but when he discovered ActionCOACH he knew he’d found his life’s calling. Ortega grew up and went to school in Orlando, Florida. “I want to say that I’ve always been interested in business and even as a young boy I […]

Business Goals: Why Start with Why? One of the first things you learn in business coaching is to find your “why.” It’s the same for any business owner. It’s not so much about what you want to achieve but why you want to achieve it. This leads to setting clear and significant goals which are […]

What is one of the most critical aspects of getting to the finish line and really knowing you have arrived? Money Mastery.   Think about this: If business is a game, what’s the scoreboard? Yes, your financial statements. The question is if you can’t read the scoreboard, how do you know the scores? If you […]

If you want to increase your average dollar sale, it’s a really good idea to create a checklist or a questionnaire. Similar to add on selling, you simply run through a checklist with your client whenever they purchase a particular type of product. This list should, of course, be prepared in advance and used with […]

Business owners depend upon sales to provide cashflow and profit. Whether you do the selling, have others sell for you or any such combination, your revenue, profit, and income will always reflect how well you turn prospects into paying customers. So why do some owners and salespeople struggle while others find easy success? No, the […]

Has anyone ever pronounced your name incorrectly? Did it make you feel like doing business with that person, or did it make you think that if they cannot even pronounce your name correctly, they are probably not reliable in their field? Likely, it’s the latter. Whether you seek to build rapport with a sales prospect […]

If you have read about the Customer Ladder of Loyalty, you know the ladder starts with Suspects and peaks at Raving Fans – one of your business’ most valuable assets. Imagine what your business would be like if you had 500 Raving Fans on the street? Better than salespeople in one respect, they have greater […]

Good leaders are creative rather than reactive.  In other words, they anticipate future demands and trends and make new products or tailor the ones they already have to suit that future. It’s more important than ever to be able to understand how those changes will affect your business and establish ways to take full advantage […]

Retaining existing customers is far easier, and much less costly, than looking for new customers. But so many businesses believe the exact opposite. Too many businesses spend precious resources focusing on finding new customers as the driver of their business growth. Consequently, the business can become obsessed with appealing to potential customers who they have […]

Creating customer loyalty isn’t a trade secret. It’s not magic, it’s not something only a few special people understand. It’s also not something that can be done overnight. There are seven rungs on the ladder of customer loyalty and two aspects to increase the value of your marketing. This, in turn, creates profits in your […]

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Blogging may well be the last thing on the list for a busy entrepreneur, which really isn’t that surprising. Blogging is not a medium in which you can often see an immediate return. But the truth is that blogging does, in fact, make a substantial difference in your business. It can expand the reach of […]

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Entrepreneurship is stressful. If you’re going to survive with your sanity and or family intact, you are going to need to learn a few coping strategies, the most paramount of which may be mindfulness. The following are seven ways you can keep stress at a minimum and prime yourself for success. 1. Don’t skimp on […]

Impossible Concept With Businessman and Wooden Blocks

As an entrepreneur, you have to learn to overcome adversity without falling to pieces. It’s a skill that is learned and not natural for many. Hey, rejection and failure are hard for everyone. The difference between an entrepreneur and someone else is that an entrepreneur will treat failure as a lesson, they will keep going […]

Smartphone media technology and social network concept

As an entrepreneur, it would be nice if life could hand you an “easy” button. Alas, that’s not how things work. However, there are, in this digital age, a number of mobile apps designed to make your life more streamlined and productive. We’ve profiled the top five below. Pocket The Pocket mobile app is basically […]

A newspaper on a wooden desk - Press Release

For most, the art of getting media coverage is a mystery. But it all begins with a press release. What is a press release? What information should it include? How do you know what’s news and what isn’t? We’ve got some tips and suggestions on press release writing for business owners below. Ensure the story […]

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Keeping your social media feeds fresh with content and images that look both polished and new is paramount to creating a substantial following. There are a lot of programs that can assist in creating images for social media, but we recommend Canva. It’s easy to use. Just create a free account and you’re good to […]

Thoughtful indian businesswoman looking away thinking of problem solution

It can be hard to know just how to handle a disengaged employee. They can wreak havoc on a business, not just in lost ROI, but also morale. But there are a few things that leaders can do in an effort to engage someone who was once engaged but is no longer. First, you must […]

Be Prepared

Emergency situations are unpredictable and quickly evolving. That’s why it’s important for every business to be prepared for managing the situation before the police can arrive. The following are the steps you should follow to create a basic plan: Step One: Establish a method for reporting the incident. People need accurate information and clear instructions. […]

Online Reviews Evaluation time for review Inspection Assessment Auditing

Asking customers for business reviews can be uncomfortable.  But when done correctly, it can not just bolster your business but create a lifetime fan. The best way to ask, of course, is in person. A personal request can be incredibly effective, particularly if you know the client you’re asking well. In fact, studies have shown […]

Elbow injury, the cause of great pain

In business, we identify the client’s pain point. Then we offer a solution. It’s a pretty basic exchange. But, sometimes, identifying a pain point can cause befuddlement. Remember, unless the potential customer is experiencing some sort of pain point, they are not going to buy your product.   So, how do you go about doing […]

Calm female managing stress at workplace not involved in fights

Everyone is juggling so much these days that on occasion, it can be hard to reach deep and find the motivation to do anything other than lay in bed for an extra hour on a Saturday morning. But there are a few tried and proved methods for pulling yourself through such a stint. First, create […]

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Whether you’re a business coach looking to specialize in a specific niche or prospective entrepreneur looking to make a name for yourself, finding the right specialty for you is important for success. But, like anything else, it’s a process. Here’s where to start: 1. Start with YOUR interests. It’s almost cliché at this point, but […]

Female startup business team

Maybe you’re thinking about taking the leap into entrepreneurship, but you’re just not sure if you’re cut out to be a business owner. Maybe you’re not sure the reality of business ownership would add up to the image in your mind. But, trust, if you have the following qualities and you DON’T take the leap, […]

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YouTube has become a part of the lives of almost every single person on the planet. It’s a tool that should definitely be in your digital marketing toolkit. Being branded “YouTube” famous is one of the quickest ways to be considered a thought leader in your field, and often leads to collaborations and partnerships. Did […]

Success and idea concept

In the age of social media, everybody wants to be a thought leader. Few actually are. Remember, thought leaders offer new perspectives and ideas to existing areas of thought.  But, if you’re genuinely interested in taking steps in that direction, the following tips will help you get there. 1.      Add Value Here’s the old adage […]

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Business coaching is an industry that is no longer in its infancy or adolescence. It has fully arrived in adulthood, and it’s clear that in the future every successful professional will have a business coach. There is a tidal wave of understanding currently swallowing the business community at large.  Like a marketing plan, you need […]

Change your mindset

Having a scarcity mindset means that you fear losing everything and that there is only a certain amount of success available in the world. It can make you shy away from taking risks and make you generally miserable. But, it’s a habit. And like most habits, it can be changed.   1. Make the Decision […]

Businessman with flag on mountain top. Concept for success.

Time to celebrate! ActionCOACH® is so thrilled to announce our roster of winners from the recent 2019 ActionCOACH® Global Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. The list of distinguished winners features coaches and master licensees from around the world including: Karie Kaufmann-Global MasterCOACH of the Year Award Monte Wyatt-Global Executive Coach Award Ashley Thomson, Arjen van den […]

Franchise concept.

Marketing for franchises isn’t as complicated as you might think.   The marketing plan really has two objectives: build a strong brand so that you can recruit more customers. But building a strong brand is dependent upon the franchisor and franchisees sending a consistent and “on brand” message.   This is why franchisors in well-designed […]

Walter

Air Force veteran Walter Carey has seen it all. At just 23 years old, he went to war, leading a group of young soldiers who had just watched the horrors of 9/11 change the world forever. Today, Carey is using all he learned during that era of his life by giving back to the community […]

The newspaper CRISIS AVERTED

Crisis management. Two words that business owners near and far seem to cringe at. And really, who can blame them? The way that a company handles a crisis can mean dishonor and death or survival and rebirth. Here are some basic tips for handling a crisis situation: 1.     Don’t wait. Create a detailed crisis plan […]

Deception Concept - Disguise Between Shark And Goldfish

Ah, Imposter Syndrome. It affects everyone at some point in their life. But unless you learn coping mechanisms to overcome this self-limiting belief you cannot be successful in business at all, let alone be an entrepreneur.   Never heard of Imposter Syndrome? Well, “imposters” suffer from chronic self-doubt and feelings of being a fraud even […]

Success concept

Becoming a household name is a complicated process. But there are great strategies for elevating your brand.  We’ve created a few below. You may not become as well-known as Apple, but, hey, you might. 1. Freebies There is nothing like free stuff, and everybody loves it. Ideally, you can offer branded merch on social media […]

Sing. Men. Dance Club. White Shirt. Young People.

Finding the right team-building exercise for your business can feel a bit daunting. How do you find ideas? Google? Maybe, but the sheer volume of ideas can set you into overwhelm mode. Well, we’re going to give you a few ideas to get you started because, as every business owner knows, team building creates an […]

Your Culture is Your Brand

Creating a thriving company culture is a very subjective process. We could offer hacks and tips that may drive you in the right direction, but, at the end of the day, it has to be you, the business owner who creates that. It has to come from your heart and your mind. No hacks or […]

Tired businessman working at home

It sounds like something out of a horror movie-dark social. But the term “dark social” really just points to when people share content through private channels like email and messaging apps. It’s estimated that 84 percent of outbound sharing is done through dark social, which makes content shared on public platforms like Facebook or Twitter […]

Millennial business people walking in a London street, front view

Marketers, employers and franchise executives alike often find themselves confounded by Millennials. How does one create franchise opportunities that appeal to this new generation of franchise owners? Especially over the last five year, many franchise industry decision-makers have been questioning the best process to focus upon the needs and concerns of the Millennial candidate in […]

Silhouette of man

Content marketing and social media are the kings of digital marketing these days. Used correctly, this pair can elevate your brand like nothing else. How? We’re so glad you asked. 1. Create a blog. This will honestly be one of your central hubs of operations. Many business owners tend to neglect their blogs, either foregoing […]

Motivational and inspirational quote.

Setting goals is really a simple thing. It’s a wonder so many people seem to struggle with it. Still, there’s no doubt that maintaining motivation can often prove a bit tricky. We’ve created a guide to help you stay on the straight and narrow, one that will keep you motivated even when you face obstacles […]

Mission, Vision and Values Statements

Mission statements are a necessary part of running a corporation or even a small business. Because, if you don’t know what you stand for, how will anyone else?  A mission statement tells people what your business is about, your values, the products or services that it offers and the potential audience demographic. A mission statement […]

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Creating client profiles can save you both time and money when it comes to creating a sales strategy that actually works.  Ideally, this process should begin with research and client interviews from current and former clients. The final step of the process results in creating a fictional character that represents your ideal client, however, all […]

Freedom concept

Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can or can’t, you are right.” Your thoughts have incredible power to build your reality. Think about it. Have you ever been excited to start something, writing a book, for example, and suddenly there’s a critic in your head that begins lobbing nasty things at you? “Who […]

New Mindset New Results

Influential people in a plethora of industries have lauded the virtues of Law of Attraction and visualization for years. The Hollywood breed, especially, with stars like Oprah Winfrey proclaiming the Universal law as instrumental in their success. Even ActionCOACH CEO and founder Brad Sugars is a huge proponent of the LOA. The fact is that […]

Inbound Marketing, Converting Leads Into Sales or Customers

If you’re not using a social media strategy in your business you’re missing out on revenue and leads. That’s a fact. And, to be honest, not understanding how to drive leads and ROI with social media is causing a lot of once robust companies to wither on the vine. They’re dying. As in, soon to […]

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ActionCOACH was founded on the principles of learning and living in abundance. It was with those ideals in mind that we chose to rebrand the nearly 10-year-old Business Excellence Forum and Awards to BizX America. The previous event was designed to recognize and benefit ActionCOACH clients and coaches, but the new event has a broader […]

Bizx

This has been a year of incredible growth and success for ActionCOACH. We are expanding into more and more countries. We are winning awards on an almost weekly basis for our work, and ActionCOACH is being recognized by international media. So in the interest of keeping with the theme of success and renewal, we are […]

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So many business owners consider social media to be the bane of their existence. It’s pretty common. But don’t worry, in this Getting Social blog series, we’re determined to clear those muddied waters. We’ve already discussed how to audit, tips for daily activity and how to create a long-term social media strategy. Now, we’re going to […]

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Discounting is a mistake. Period. The Wrong Pricing Model comes in third in our Top 20 Marketing Mistakes series. We previously discussed the top two blunders: having no marketing team and using we vs. you verbiage in marketing materials. But pricing actually IS marketing. Think about it. Stores often categorize items by high, middle, and […]

Team of business people discussing digital marketing metrics report and return on investment strategy for advertisement campaign, data analytics dashboard on computer screen in office

Staying on top of your social media analytics is paramount to creating a long-term winning strategy on any platform. We’ve already talked about an overall auditing strategy and daily social media activity. Now we’re going to delve into weekly, monthly, and quarterly strategies. Weekly Run your social media analytics: This is essential. Stay on top […]

Light Bulbs Concept

Creating a winning marketing strategy is one of the most stressful and overwhelming components of being a business owner. Many don’t even know where to start and survive blunder after blunder before embracing a strategy that actually works. In this series, The Top 20 Marketing Mistakes, we will discuss how to avoid such mistakes, and […]

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In Chapter One we discussed the schools of thought surrounding employee engagement. In Chapter Two, we are digging into the reasons why employees become disengaged in the workplace. There are a few key elements that have to be at work within a business for employees to feel engaged: leadership, equality, respect, and development. These things […]

Brad Audience

What, exactly, does the term “employee engagement” mean? There are a lot of schools of thought, and everyone seems to have an opinion. The simplest definition of employee engagement, however, is a group of people who are committed to their job and want to be working for your business. These employees are highly engaged in […]

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Traversing the tumultuous waters of social media can seem daunting for many. Many business owners aren’t certain how to even engage on a basic level, let alone create a thorough checklist of daily responsibilities to keep the company’s social media presence viable. That’s where we come in. This is the second blog in the “Getting […]

Video archives

Developing and implementing a winning social media strategy is key for, not just branding purposes, but overall business success. We live in a digital age, and a social media presence is a must for every business, no matter the industry. This will be the first in a series of blogs designed to give you, the […]

reaching goals

Any success-oriented entrepreneur understands that success doesn’t just happen. It requires a willingness to take risks, financial sacrifice, an incredible amount of hard work, and perhaps most importantly of all, the creation and execution of a well-devised plan to make their dreams a reality. A plan is a road map to where you want to […]

Analytics for Your Business

For those of you who have met with some degree of success as a business owner, congratulations! There are few professions that demand as many skills and talents as being an entrepreneur; you not only have to run your business, but you have to be able to work every single position successfully. Being able to […]

effective-leadership

When you enter a new workplace for the very first time, you quickly get a sense of what life will be like for you there. As you meet your new coworkers, you’ll quickly develop a feel for what the general tone or atmosphere of your work environment is like. Having annoying co-workers, tedious assignments, and/or […]

unhappy at work

Unhappy at Work? Find Your Reasons According to a Gallup poll taken in 2015, only 32% of the American workforce describes themselves as “actively engaged” in the workplace. This refers to people that are not only satisfied with their jobs, but are motivated to seek out new challenges and go beyond the original scope of […]

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Goal Setting is SMART Business Goal setting is as important in personal life as it is in business. The most common denominator in all the self-help literature and books is the importance of goal setting. We’re told to set long-term goals, short-term goals, lifetime goals and personal goals. The benefits of Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results […]

Doing The Impossible

Doing The Impossible What impossible thing are you going to do today? Maybe it’s making that 5 or 6 figure sale. Perhaps it’s developing a new marketing campaign. Could it be that one extra cold call for the day. Perhaps its having a challenging conversation with an errant team member. Maybe it’s doing 30 minutes […]

Time is such a precious commodity in our life and yet we never seem to have enough time in our day.  So many times it seems like we show up at work and the next thing we know the day is over and we wonder why we didn’t accomplish many of the things we intended […]

Who is Michael Feinner

I am a certified Business Coach, providing business help, business advice, business coaching and mentoring services to small and medium sized businesses.

I have a passion for helping businesses like yours grow and become profitable, so you, the business owner can enjoy the lifestyle you deserve.

As your Business Coach and advisor, I will help you deliver the results you desire using proven tools, methodologies and systems, tested and perfected over tens of thousands of businesses worldwide for over more than two decades. I will hold you accountable for your results and just like a sports coach, push you to perform at optimal levels.

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