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Home Office - Top 5 Simple Tips for Productivity

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January 24, 2018

 

Do you have a home office? It does not matter if you are an entrepreneur, work in your pajamas technology employee or 1099 subcontractor, setting up your home office correctly is important, but making sure that the home office does not run your life in many cases, is the bigger challenge.

 

Under : taxation, productivity, entrepreneurship

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1 Simple Sales Question to Ask Customers in Final 60 days of 2016

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October 27, 2016

Build momentum into 2017 by asking your top 3 customers what it would take to get an incremental increase in business within your specialty. Ask about what your competitors are doing and how you can assist for a small percentage of increased business.

Under : business growth adviser, CEO, CGO Articles, entrepreneurship, executive coaching, executive mentoring, financial expert, tax expert

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Entrepreneurs – Having Trouble Raising Capital? One Reason Why

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September 29, 2016

One of the ongoing challenges many founders will face at some point is the dreaded capital raise beyond friends and family. I have not met many entrepreneurs’ who actually enjoy the idea of going out to the market and asking for money. This year has been a typical year for us evaluating over 100 capital raise deals and most will never get funded for one specific reason – the PASSION is not directed to what matters most – EXECUTION.

Under : business coaching, CEO, CGO Articles, chief executive officer, entrepreneurship, executive coaching, tax advisor

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Be An Owner of Something Vs. Being Owned By Someone Grinding and Gigging

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August 02, 2016

In the past two weeks, three close colleagues in the “big” corporate world sent the dreaded email to me – “Wayne, I wanted to reach out to see how you might be able to help with my next job search and contacts as my job was just eliminated?” Their roles were Chief Financial Officer, Chief Marketing Officer and VP Sales (Pharma, Manufacturing and Banking industries). Downsizing, slow business growth and wage costs were the reasons for their new job searches.

Under : business adviser, business strategy, CEO, CGO Articles, chief executive coaching, chief executive mentoring, coach and mentor, entrepreneurship

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Entrepreneurs – Weekend – What’s That? Top 5 Entrepreneurship Reminders

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May 27, 2016

Recently, I was speaking with a good friend who was considering leaving his long-term employer (financial services industry) and starting a business around his life passion of wine. He has become quite the expert in the space and has a unique idea centered on education and an online inventory platform. From a 10,000-foot viewpoint his concept appears to offer value to the market and he has a following of fans that love his content within this wide space of the wine industry.

Under : business coaching, business strategist, CEO, CGO Articles, entrepreneurship, executive coaching

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Entrepreneurial Journey – It’s Always About Making Sales Sales Focus = Sales Results

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March 29, 2016

Most of us that are involved in sales spend too much time chasing opportunities that aren’t’ significant enough to make a difference in sales results. The key is to move sales efforts to selecting higher-value targets. Targets could be defined as key ambassador’s, center’s of influence, conferences and the big one – current clients. Each should be evaluated to eliminate the “black hole” of wasted time. To win the dream clients/relationships it comes down to nurturing relationships. It’s imperative to pursue them over time, playing the long game.

Under : accountability, business analysis, business coaching, CGO Articles, Chief Executive, entrepreneurship

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