Growth Coach Kim Ellet Takes On Leadership Role with Successful BNI Group & Discusses the Importance of Networks

Kim Ellet Kim Ellet has recognized the value of networks and working within groups for quite some time. As a member of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce and several smaller groups within that organization, Kim has grown her professional friendships and her business. Kim had visited a number of BNI groups over the years, too, but wasn’t sure BNI was...

Seven Business Books to Add to the Pages of Your Summer

Summer is a great time to schedule yourself some time off – even if it’s to catch up on industry news or read a new business book. Recharging your emotional battery and finding new inspiration is a great way to re-energize yourself to grow your business in the second half of the year. If your book list is empty or you...

Grow Your Business By Considering Your Exit Strategy

So many small businesses rely entirely on the owner – the family-recipe chocolate shop without a manual, the diner with all family employees, the bicycle repair company where the owner is doing the repairs… These businesses are part of Main Street in communities around the world, but without their owners, how can they survive? At The Growth Coach, we are...

Take Advantage of Summertime

It’s hard to stay focused during the summer – from vacations and pool-side Saturdays – and as a business leader, you can actually use that to your advantage. For this blog, we talked to Growth Coach Michael Neuendorff, who owns The Growth Coach franchise in San Mateo, California. Michael said that summer is definitely the season of relaxing and recharging...

The Growth Coach Launched Podcast Aimed at Helping Business Owners Succeed

Hosts Joshua Johns and Mary Ellen Rohrbaugh As The Growth Coach continues to grow around the world, the corporate staff back in Cincinnati is thinking not only about ways to best serve franchisees, but also how the company can positively impact the world one community at a time. It’s that mission that encouraged The Growth Coach to offer coaching workshops...

Building Your Referral Network

Referrals are a vital part of any successful business. If your satisfied customers  are talking to their networks about what makes your business awesome, those prospects are going to come to your business with a certain level of faith and trust in your credibility. Of course, if you want your customers to send their friends and family members your way,...

Spring Cleaning Your Business

Spring is a perfect time to clean your home, but it’s also a great opportunity to spring clean your business. We’re not talking about scrubbing the floors – we’re talking about clearing the clutter out of your company and making it more efficient and systematized. For this blog, we’re featuring Growth Coach Dean Bogues – Coach Dean – who owns...

The Art of Setting the Right Price

When you’re in business, figuring out what to charge can be stressful. Whether you’re offering a service or selling a product, you have to walk the fine line of making the money you want while keeping customers happy. For this blog, we talked to Growth Coach John Chiaro – who serves the Hilton Head and Savannah region. Here are some...

5 Ways Competition Makes Your Business Stronger

“Competition in business is a blessing, for without it, we wouldn’t be motivated to improve.” – Nabil N. Jamal, author of A Harvest of Change It can be nerve-wracking to have competition – especially when you’re a small business owner trying to find your stride. But rather than shunning your counterparts at networking events or stressing over their next big...

Why aren’t companies hiring older employees?

It’s a well-known stigma – getting a good job when you get older can be challenging. The positions you’d thrive in are more few and far between that they were when you were 30 and some employers are worried about bringing on more experienced staff. But whether you’re looking for a job or you’re in the business of hiring, it’s...

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