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7 Questions to Ask about Business Coaching

I’m often asked how a business mentor or a Business Coach can help a struggling business succeed or make a successful business better.

In my mind, the main value of having a mentor or a coach is in having someone beside you who knows the “ins and outs” of business, and more importantly, knows how to grow profits consistently versus simply cutting expenses as a way to get more money into your pocket.

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Many Thanks for the People’s Choice Award

Winning any award is exciting, but when you win an award based on the votes of your clients and customers, it’s very special.

In balloting that lasted throughout the summer, ActionCOACH was voted the favorite Business Services organization in the first People’s Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite Companies.

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Back on the Road and Unplugged

What an exciting summer it’s been!

We just finished the first Business Excellence Forum and Business Excellence Awards, during which we celebrated the achievements of some of the finest small and medium sized businesses in the world while learning from renowned speakers like Stedman Graham and Les Brown.

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Happy Birthday ActionCOACH!

Happy Birthday, ActionCOACH!

We are in Miami at Global Conference celebrating another great year, which just happens to coincide with our 18th birthday!

The time has gone by very quickly, but that’s what happens when you enjoy what you do.

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ActionCOACH a Finalist for People’s Choice Stevie Awards


In the almost two decades since ActionCOACH began helping small and medium sized businesses, the world’s largest business coaching company has developed systems that have made a tremendous impact on businesses around the world.

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Who Are Your Ads Speaking To? Part Three

One of the most common mistakes people make when they first start writing advertising copy, is being too “clever”.

They try to impress people with their ability to write funny or inventive advertising copy, rather than simply getting the message across.

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Who Are Your Ads Speaking To? Part One

Most people wrongly believe that good ads have to be funny, well written or visually dramatic.

The truth is, the very best ads work because of the strategy behind them.

Think about it this way, if you’ve prepared a delicious meal and your dinner guests are hungry, they probably won’t care what kind of plates you serve the meal on. Put another way, if your message and offer appeals to the people you’re writing to, it barely matters how you present it.

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Building Rapport and Qualifying Leads

Open-ended questions are an excellent way to ensure customer involvement in the buying process and are key to identifying not only what they need but a lot about themselves and their motivations as a customer.

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What’s More Important to Sales, Personality or Scripts?

When you think of a good salesperson, what’s the one thing that comes to mind? Often the thing they have in common is personality. Salespeople are often gregarious and fun to be around, but when asked how to quantify and teach personality to others these super salespeople are often stumped.

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Improve Your Selling Techniques, Improve your Business

Dozens of industries are taking advantage of the oldest marketing strategy in the world, improved selling skills, while many other businesses struggle, oblivious to the benefits of proper selling techniques to their detriment.

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Do you know how to buy customers?

You want to get new customers, but only if they come back and buy from you time and again.

You see, each time you market to a new customer it costs you money.

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Build Your Dream Team

Putting together the “Dream Team” for your business can be as easy as taking an “action” rather than “information approach”. With a plethora of training options open to employers it can often be puzzling when trying to find the strategies that will achieve the desired results.

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Are you afraid to ask your customers to buy?

As they say, you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink… or can you?

For any business, there comes a time when you simply have to ask your customers to buy from you. It’s not being pushy, it’s simply good business.

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Do you view Advertising as an Investment?

Ask the average business owner and they’ll tell you that advertising is an expense, just another bill which needs to be paid at the end of the month. But when you stop and think about it, advertising is really an investment that can give you unequalled returns if you go about it the right way.

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