1. The Power of 30 Minutes – the Ultimate Accountability

    “I’ll be there in 30 minutes!” the voice on the other end of the phone says, “OK, great” I hear myself saying with a feeling of panic rising in me as I look around my house complete with dust, crumbs, and piles . . . everywhere! No sooner do I hang up then I’m rushing around like a madwoman dusting, scrubbing and putting things in their rightful place. At the very last minute I hurl my…Read More

  2. Push Past the Plateau with Small Business Coaching

    You run a small business and your revenue is declining, it’s been a constant source of irritation and growing frustration. It feels like you've tried everything, from increasing your marketing budget to generate more phone calls, to placing more newspaper ads to attending more networking events to get your name out there - but nothing has changed. Or maybe you know that if you could speak in fr…Read More

  3. Stuck in Your Business? Don’t Follow Your Gut.

    "Every initiative we don’t take, every risk we avoid makes us more insulated from business opportunities." When sales take a dip, deals fall through, or things become stagnant our first instinct is to stop doing anything until things turn around. We hold off on advertising, or moving forward on that brochure, or on the website upgrade we desperately need. We’re afraid to invest more because we…Read More

  4. Why Business Owners Hire Business Coaches

    Small business owners are notorious for doing the exact opposite of what big business does and sometimes it works, but often it doesn't. And let's face it, any company who can survive an economic downturn is doing something right. There are many lessons to be learned from the large corporate institutions and small business owners are facing sobering odds to success, which is why today's savvy smal…Read More

  5. Your Competitor Has a Business Coach – Do You?

    By Sean Whitfield and Leah Hoppes Inevitably when meeting with prospects the subject turns to competition and the person sitting before us transitions from congenial business person to hard-core competitor as he provides us with a litany of things his competitor is doing wrong. We hear the same thing all the time – the competition has worse service, a lesser product and doesn't really care about…Read More