6 Reasons Why You Should Investing in Business Coaching Program, Even in a Recession!

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The announcement this week that we are in a technical recession in South Africa will result in many business owners and self-employed professionals pulling back and cutting down on all business spending including investments. Business owners will be thinking that spending money on anything is dangerous, right now. Unfortunately, this line of thinki...
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The Challenges Women Entrepreneurs Face in Their Family Businesses

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Yes, you don't have to believe it but a small to medium enterprises (SME) business owned by a female entrepreneur is more likely to be profitable, than one run by a male business owner. Having worked with several family owned businesses over the last 6 years, it's become clear to me that women, often play a pivotable role in the success of the fami...
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Are you an astute financial manager in your business?

Do you feel out of your depth when discussing your financial statements with your accountant? Being an ActionCOACH Business Coach over the last 6 years, I have come to realize that to be a successful business owner, depends heavily on your financial skills. Being an Astute Financial Manager is at the heart of running a successful business . Good fi...
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We are ActionCOACH.

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Our systematic business coaching methods help entrepreneurs and business owners overcome the challenges in maintaining a business. Since 1997 ActionCOACH has served thousands of businesses and their owners around the world and in every category imaginable. By showing owners how to get more time, better teams in their companies and more money on the...
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Make Your Business Resilient to Tough Economic Times

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Making your business resilient to economic downswings is certainly not a new thing for SME business owners in South Africa. Working out what to do to survive and thrive, no matter what the economy is like, is a key priority for most business owners. However, the difference between a prepared response and a knee-jerk reaction, is normally because of...
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3 Things You Should be Doing as SME Business Owner To Chart Your Businesses Growth In 2018!

Currently SME Business Owners are looking for a glimmer of hope and real inspiration from the South African Political and Economic environment as they chart a new growth path to scale-up their businesses. Coming off the back of a tough 2017 and a flat first half of 2018, life at the helm is not easy. Just as business owners believed that the Ramaph...
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Why Cash Flow is Important in your Business

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As a Business Owner you probably know by now that your Cash Flow in your business is the key to keeping your doors open, and the management of your cash flow cannot be delegated to anyone else, but yourself. Without cash no business can survive! I believe that understanding what cash flow is and managing the business activities to improve cash flow...
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What is the Benefit of Coaching your Executive Managers?

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The main goal of any coaching intervention, with key staff in a business is the alignment of their personal goals and desires with that of the business. Why? Well to enhance their effectiveness, performance and ability to lead . Executive coaching at the same time helps organisations and business owners by providing content, processes and specific ...
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Are you Leaving Gold on the Factory Floor?

Yes, I know you are not producing gold in your SME, but you could be leaving gold, figuratively speaking, on the production floor. So how do you as business owner ensure that you harvest these gold nuggets? In the past week I had the privilege of spending some time with Bert Visser a senior Partner at both CoThink and NexStepp, ( www.cothink.com )....
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It’s time to do Your Annual Business Plan!

With the Financial year end upon us, doing an annual business plan is one of the most important things a business owner must do, now! How else will you get to prioritize all the things you have to do, and how else would you get to know and focus on the critical and most important strategies that will move you faster to your end goal? Our GrowthCLUB...
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What’s your commitment to growing your business?

Are you committed to your own personal growth to ensure that you will grow your business? Business owners often state that they "have team challenges…" or " It's hard to find good people…" or " my team just don't work the way I want them to…" My response is usually "OK then, let's talk about you!" But quite often the reply is "But it's about them" ...
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How to Increase Profits in South Africa

If you are the owner of a business in South Africa , then you are well aware that changes in politics affect your business as well as your ability to make profits. Can we expect to see some growth in our businesses? Or … not? According to the "Allianz Risk Barometer Report 2018, changes in legislation and regulation (government change, economic san...
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Are You Getting the Sales Person You Deserve?

Reflecting on the major business challenges of prospects and clients in the past year, two problems consistently needed attention in their businesses.   The first one being a consistent level of sales, and the second was how to create a predictable positive cashflow in the business. Apart from the fact that any business needs good financial po...
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The Role of Marketing Planning in a Business

Every business owner starts his business with an idea and a dream. And from that idea, a passion is sparked for either a product or service that he or she is good at, that gives them a sense of fulfillment. And so, the business owner goes off and starts working in their business. But having an excellent product needs Marketing – and those marketing...
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12 Tips for Leading and Managing your Team to Great Success

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A business is only as strong as the team that works in it. But managing the team is quite a challenge as every person is different. We have put together some tips to help you bring your team together. Find out more about Bert Weenink Here are 12 Tips to help you lead your team to great success… ​ Set Clear and Realistic Goals for the Team A goal-fo...
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6 Steps to a Better Business

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Every business owner wants his or her business to produce better financial results. What if the secret to a better business with better financial results was possible in just 6 Steps? And when you apply these steps, you would have a business with more time, a better team and more money! Easy?! Not that simple unfortunately. REGISTER FOR THE 6 STEPS...
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Are your mistakes resulting in the loss of great employees?

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Running a business is like juggling a number of balls in the air at the same time …. or are we just missing the point completely? It's been said that if you keep your employees happy and engaged, they will keep the customers happy, the happy customers will buy from the business, thus resulting in the business providing for the business owner . At l...
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3 Ways to Ensure Your Team is Building your Dream Business!

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- The level of business owner that you are, will determine how you manage your team. Yes, we all want our teams to always be inspired, motivated, and to walk the extra mile. Wouldn't that just be the best business to own and easiest to manage? However, life happens and the challenge for us as business owners is to ensure that all action is focused ...
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3 Effective Lead Generation Strategies for your Business

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​ These 3 methods for attracting more leads work for most business types, though you might need to tweak these 3 lead generation strategies a little if your business is more unique than most. Of course, the more budget you have the higher the return on investment will be for any lead strategy, however the 3 strategies we suggest below don't really ...
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Developing Winning Teams – Does your Team have ‘Common Goals’?

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  When you started your business you probably had an issue with following someone else's rules … yet there are some rules that are fundamental to business success and build a winning team . At ActionCOACH's we believe that "developing winning teams" is the process of recruiting, teaching and motivating carefully selected passionate people to e...
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