Marketing and Business Tips

Marketing and Business Tips

Say No To Bad Customers

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This is the final installment in our 5 business growth strategies series. In this post your Houston business coach gives some hard but controversial advice! Here it is:

Say No to Bad Customers!

Not every coach or consultant would agree with this and many business owners find this advice frightening. However, out of all our business growth strategies this one may be the most liberating.

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What is Marketing?

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As a business coach I’m frequently having conversations with business owners around the topic of marketing. The common question is, “what is marketing?” In fact, questions related to lead generation seem to be the number one concern that I hear raised every week.

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How to Have a Difficult Conversation

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One of the key differentiators between the exceptional business owners and the average business owner is the ability to navigate difficult conversations successfully. As a business and executive coach I see this frequently.

Whether it is a conversation with a customer, a vendor, a partner, or an employee, from time to time we all find ourselves in the middle of a difficult conversation. This becomes even more acute when we have family members working in our businesses. We must know how to have a difficult conversation when the time arises.

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Annual Business Plan: 7 Key Processes

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Your annual business growth plan is critical to the consistent, healthy growth of your business. I hope you will overcome the barriers and go into the new year with a solid plan for growth.

I have already identified the 3 Parts of an Annual Business Growth Plan. They are: Your Marketing Plan (with particular focus on your Marketing Calendar), Your Budget (or Financial Plan), and Your Organizational Improvement Plan. Here I want to look more closely at Your Organizational Improvement Plan.

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5 Components of a Turnkey Business

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I want to share with you today about how to create a turn key business, and specifically, I want to talk about the 5 Components of a Turn Key Business.

Great business leaders build great businesses that can run without them. That’s what I encourage all the business owners I work with to work toward. To create a business that can function and perform consistently and predictably, without their constant presence and their constant attention.

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