I’m interested in buying your business…

Tell me – wouldn’t you love someone to say to you… “I’m thinking of buying your business….call me.” Talk about hearing some sweet words. Whether or not you’re interested in selling your business is not the point....

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A Brother Like That . . .

A story . . . He had been working for the A&P for over thirty years. He’s didn’t have a big job. He just stocked shelves. He was really helpful. He always helped the older people carrying their bags to their car, and when the A&P closed down, he we...

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The REAL enemy looking to end your business

It’s motivational Monday again. And I want to talk about something you might find uncomfortable. The reason your company has not become more successful is because of one thing. The reason you can not take 2-month vacations every year. Or contribute more ...

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Your Friday Is Now FUBAR

Lets chat about results.  The kind of results you should have achieved this week in your business. Not sure what I mean? Ok – let me put it like this.  What one single aspect of your business did you work on improving this week? Was it getting more cu...

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The “Hot Dog Seller” Secret

Imagine you’re a hot dog vendor at a baseball game. You’re watching the Yankees play in a stadium with about 40,000 people being entertained. So you’re going up and down the stairs yelling, “Hot dogs! Hot dogs! Get your Hot dogs!”...

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Bold Action And The “Billy Joel Effect”

Billy Joel.  This famous singer/songwriter was once invited to give a talk at Vanderbilt University. In the auditorium where the talk was being held, they had a piano there for Billy so he could talk about his songs and even play a few. At the end of the talk...

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Are You Making These Starbucks Mistakes?

Sometimes a company can really get surprised.  Like what happened to Starbucks. Here is a company with 23,000 locations located in 50 different countries. With this many stores in operation you’d think they have this “moving into a new market...

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“Guatamala” Your Way To More Business

Crazy but true. In Guatemala they import a very inexpensive motorcycle brand from India. What’s interesting about this brand is how it talks about itself there. Where most motorcycles are positioned as fun or sporty, this brand went a completely differen...

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Being A Star In Your Industry Is A Matter Of Brown Panel Trucks

In 1907 James Casey started up a small delivery service.  By 1915 his company had grown to 4 cars and 5 motorbikes which made Casey think it was about time his company had a consistent colour scheme. So he chose yellow. The only thing was, a business partner ...

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The 1 Question You WANT Customers To Ask

It’s one of the most powerful things that can happen to you. And when it happens consistently, the rewards it produces for your company is amazing. Take the other day for example. A client walks into our shop with a rug to be cleaned. The rug isn’t...

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