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THE TEST OF A TRUE ENTREPRENEUR: CAN YOU STEP AWAY?

This article from Inc. Magazine, The Test of a True Entrepreneur: Can You Step Away? is such an independent validation of everything ActionCOACH stands for, that we couldn’t resist re-posting it.
It begins with the question: “Can your business run indefinitely without you at the helm?” This is exactly what we at ActionCOACH strive for for [...]

GETTING READY FOR THE REBOUND: PREPARING FOR THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY

Optimism among company CEOs has been at an all-time low these past few years since the recession hit. The uncertainty caused by the crisis has frozen many companies- they’ve simply stopped planning for growth. In fact, many consider themselves lucky just to tread water.
But signs are pointing to the fact that that the economy is [...]

DRIVING SENIOR MANAGEMENT FORWARD

Working in business you quickly learn that a partnership with your senior management team is like a marriage, only there’s no physical relationship. The playbook and attitudes you all took on over a few beers as the company may have started are often in need of refreshing. Seriously, you spend 8-12 hours a day with [...]

DEFINING YOUR PERSONAL PRIORITIES FOR GREATER BUSINESS SUCCESS

As an entrepreneur, do you ever feel like you are working way too many hours? Is an 80 hour-plus work week normal for you? You know the old saying that on their death bed, nobody ever says they wished they had worked more. They always say they wish they could have the time back they [...]

KEEPING YOUR CLIENTS FOR THE LONG HAUL

Let’s keep your clients happy and coming back over and over to your business, shall we? Post New Year regrets come home to roost in many a business as clients evaluate their commitments amid newfound doubts. That sounds so dark and dim but there’s a reason for why clients go through this process. Luckily, there [...]

EFFECTIVE MARKETING STRATEGIES THAT ARE PRACTICALLY FREE

Traditionally, marketing was expensive. It involved running costly ads in publications, or hiring a p.r. firm to manage a campaign for your company.
Yet there are many ways that a small business with a tight or limited marketing budget can get great results with marketing efforts that are run in-house for very little money. Here are [...]

HOW DOES “WHO YOU ARE” AFFECT YOUR BUSINESS GROWTH?

How could who you are NOT affect your business is the real question. Some people just seem to be successful. They constantly seem to win, dress the part every day, are probably fit and have great attitudes whether they’re winning or losing. How is all that possible?
It all starts with ice. Actually an iceberg if [...]

IT’S LONELY AT THE TOP: WHY YOU NEED AN ActionCOACH

To get the truth about how you are running your company, you need someone with an outside, neutral perspective. It’s not enough these days to analyze reports, or get feedback from a trusted employee; that’s why having a business coach has become very common.
Nearly all coaches will tell you that the most important benefit they [...]

MAKE 2012 YOUR YEAR WITH CAREER COACHING

The beginning of 2012 is a prime time to reassess your career goals. Yes, there is still a lot of uncertainty in the job market, promulgated by political tensions at home and abroad, and the US economy is only just beginning to turn around. But you can’t control any of that. You can only control [...]

GOALS YOU CAN KEEP FOR 2012

In a Harvard study lasting over 25 years, some interesting facts were determined about having and executing goals. They found that 70% of all people tracked had no written or even verbal goals. Further, 27% had verbal goals in that they could express their goals to you. Sadly only 3% of those tracked had both [...]