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Why Every Small Business Owner Needs an Elevator Pitch

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Aug 14, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Elevator pitches aren’t just for sales reps. They’re also an incredibly effective way for small business owners to market themselves and their ideas. Despite being a brief and persuasive sales proposal, however, an elevator pitch isn’t intended to sell your product or service directly. It’s meant to serve as a compelling invitation to your audience to join you in further discussion.

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Topics: Small Business Sales, Elevator Pitch, Business Pitch, Growth Coach

4 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Small Business Consultant

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Aug 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

No matter how well you run your organization, hiring a small business consultant can give your company a powerful edge. The right consultant will not only provide better clarity into how effective your operations are, they’ll help you promote solid business growth through solid business planning.

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Topics: Small Business Consulting, CFO Consulting, Growth Coach

How to Market Locally Without Breaking the Bank

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Jul 31, 2019 9:00:00 AM

As a brick-and-mortar based business owner, you need more than an  entrepreneurial drive to succeed: you need to attract and retain local clients. Reaching out and connecting with your community is critical. Fortunately, local marketing techniques offer a variety of ways you can build up a local following without breaking the bank.

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Topics: Marketing Small Business, Inbound Marketing, Growth Coach

Four Communication Secrets That Will Improve Your Business Relationships

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Jul 17, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Improving your internal and external business relationships can give you a powerful edge. But that doesn’t mean you need a talent for sparkling conversation to get ahead. The truth is our collective brains are hardwired to promote successful interpersonal interactions. So, once you’ve learned a few basic communication secrets, you’ll be primed to make the most of all your business connections.

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Topics: Business Leadership, Business Management, Growth Coach, Effective Communication

What Exactly Is Strategic Planning – and How Can it Help My Small Business?

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Jul 10, 2019 9:00:00 AM

A lot of entrepreneurs are unclear on what strategic planning really means, and how it can benefit their business. In its simplest form, a strategic plan is meant to help you determine exactly where you want your company to go over the next 3-5 years - and how it’s going to get there.

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Topics: Small Business Growth, Exit Planning, Strategic Planning, Growth Coach

Developing Great Leaders: The Human Workplace Perspective

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jul 9, 2019 7:33:08 AM

What does it mean to have a “human” workplace? In the past, it wasn’t uncommon for employees to feel like just a cog in the wheel of the company. They were just numbers, and their performance didn’t matter beyond just getting the job done on time. Today, times are changing faster than we would have thought possible in the past. 

In a world where it’s increasingly challenging to find top talent, it’s time for a shift in culture. Now, instead of just creating great workers who get the job done, it’s about creating great leaders. Leaders in the workplace come in all shapes and sizes. They take the initiative on projects both large and small, and they’re an asset to any company.

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Topics: Business Leadership, Business Culture, Hiring, Growth Coach

How to Benefit from the Value You Add to Your Community

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Jul 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM

The impact of small businesses both nationally and locally is unquestioned. Not only do more than 30 million small businesses operate across the US (99.9% of all businesses), they employ nearly half our country’s private work force.

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Topics: Grow Your Business, Growth Coach, Business Community

8 Tips for Entrepreneurial Success in 2019

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Jun 26, 2019 9:00:00 AM

To become – or remain – successful in 2019, entrepreneurs must arm themselves with tactics that are geared toward navigating today’s fast-paced, rapidly changing business world. As a result, many of us look to efficiency experts or the super-successful for help in achieving our professional goals. Here’s a compilation of 8 of their top tips for getting more done this year, while feeling less overwhelmed as a small business owner.

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Topics: Entrepreneurship, Scaling A Business, Growth Coach

What Do Better Business Decisions Actually Look Like?

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Jun 19, 2019 9:00:00 AM

As a small business owner, you probably hear the term “better business decisions” on a regular basis. But what do those decisions actually look like – and how can you be sure the choices you’re making are the very best ones for your organization?

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Topics: Strategic Planning, Growth Coach, Decision Making

Why Small Wins Play a Key Role in Achieving Your Business Objectives

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Jun 12, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Setting goals and objectives is incredibly important when you run a small business. Not only has goal setting been shown to result in actionable behavior that aligns focus and sustains momentum, the bottom line is that you can’t improve what you don’t manage and measure. Rather than allowing outsized goals to overwhelm you however, the trick is to approach progress as a daily event. And that’s why small wins play a key role in achieving your business objectives.

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Topics: Business Goals, Strategic Planning, Growth Coach