Tampa Bay Business Coaching

9 Things to Increase Your ROI After Networking

9 Things to Increase Your ROI After Networking

Networking is the most important way to build business relationships. How else will you meet the people who will become your customers or people who can help build your business? But how often have you gone to a networking event or a business conference, brought back a handful of business cards and done nothing with them? How would that increase your return on investment? It wouldn’t! How often have you given up before you should with that hot prospect you met? It happens a lot. The National Association of Sales Professionals reports 48 percent of salespeople never follow-up. They also… Continue Reading

What Does a Business Coach Do?

What Does a Business Coach Do?

The role of a business coach is similar to the role of any coach, but caters exclusively to your company and the individuals involved in the growth of your company. Take for instance any sport, as an athlete you are going to do what you can on your own until you reach the peak of your own capabilities and need some training in order to take yourself even further. A business coach helps you move from where you are to where you want to be. The fastest way to become an expert in business is to learn from people who… Continue Reading

How Personality Tests Can Improve Your Relationship With Your Employees

How Communication Assessments Can Improve Your Relationship With Your Employees

Communication assessments are often thought to be a misinterpretation of who you really are, but contrary to this belief, personality tests have proven themselves to be extremely compatible in the workplace. Using psychological and communication type testing like DISC helps build collaborative teams in the workplace as well as connect like-minded employees which boosts office moral. DISC Behaviors Dominance Sees the big picture Can be blunt Accepts challenges Gets straight to the point Influence Shows enthusiasm Is optimistic Likes to collaborate Dislikes being ignored Steadiness Doesn’t like to be rushed Calm manner Calm approach Supportive actions Humility Conscientiousness Enjoys independence Objective… Continue Reading

Top 5 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

Top 5 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

Having worked with myriad entrepreneurs over the years, some mistakes they make come up over and over again. With that in mind, we thought we should show you these common mistakes, and why they are not the best route to take. Here are the top five mistakes entrepreneurs make. *Business is hard, and even the most experienced entrepreneurs make these common mistakes! Entrepreneur Mistake #1: sticking with one idea. The old saying, “stick with what works” can mean stagnation instead of growth. Your best idea got you there, but you need to keep exploring new ideas. The best sports team doesn’t… Continue Reading

5 Ways to Make Your Business Stand Out From the Competition

5 Ways to Make Your Business Stand Out From the Competition

John Jantsch is the founder of Duct Tape Marketing and he recently shared some great ideas on ways to make your business stand apart from the rest. This article really focuses on capturing the local market. It contains some really great ideas that the business coaches at ActionCOACH Tampa Bay recommend. Business Coaching Tips to Make Your Business Stand Out From the Competition When people want to find a business, they go online and search. Whether you sell a product or a complex, high dollar service, that’s just how it’s done these days. For marketers, this means they must be very,… Continue Reading

ActionCOACH Tampa Bay Business Coaching

How to Start Your Own Business in 3 Steps

Starting a business is one of the most challenging projects a person can take on, but it can also be one of the most rewarding. However, just having a great idea for a business can only go so far. Without taking the appropriate steps when starting your own business, your dreams can easily flop, leaving you with wasted time, money and energy. If you are starting your own business, here are three of our most important business coaching tips. Planning Your Business This obvious step goes without saying—you need to plan, plan and plan again. While being a spontaneous, free-spirited… Continue Reading

5 Simple Steps to Masterful Networking

5 Simple Steps to Masterful Networking

Networking in business is extremely important. It is a way to broaden your professional circle and potentially get you to where you want to be professionally. Many people say that in today’s business world, it is all about the people you know. If that saying stands true, then it is essential to master the art of business networking. Follow these five tips for surefire success… #1 Pursue Your Interests Take part in conversations that spark your interest and visit groups that are applicable to your business. #2 Make Valuable Connections Contact people you would benefit from. You can create a… Continue Reading

9 Proven Tactics to Build a Valuable Customer Loyalty Strategy

9 Proven Tactics to Build a Valuable Customer Loyalty Strategy

New media has completely changed the marketing landscape from what it was 20 years ago, but one thing has stayed consistent: customer loyalty is the key to a successful business. Whether you’re just starting out or have been running your company for years, here are nine tactics you can use to build a strong customer loyalty base. #1 Offer a Points Reward System Entice your customers to keep coming back by offering a points system. The incentive for them to save money in the long run will keep them coming back time and time again. My Starbucks Rewards, for instance,… Continue Reading

How Can You Be a Better Leader? Show Your Employees You Care

How Can You Be a Better Leader? Show Your Employees You Care

As a boss or leader of a business, there are many different strategies for motivating employees. Many bosses adhere to Machiavelli’s strict dichotomy of either being loved or feared, but neither of those polar approaches get it quite right. The best way to lead employees in the right direction is to maintain a professional air while showing them you truly care about them not only as coworkers but also as people. Here are some simple and proven steps Tampa Bay area business leaders can take to be a better boss and set the stage for a thriving business. Curiosity Counts… Continue Reading

The Secret to Falling in Love With Your Job All Over Again

The Secret to Falling in Love With Your Job All Over Again

The average person spends the greatest amount of their time each day at work. That’s a shocking reality, especially if you’re not in love with your job. While you probably won’t be able to change the number of hours you put in at your job any time soon, you can learn to fall in love with what you do all over again. Follow these seven tips to “reignite the romance” you once had with your job. #1 Give yourself a break from time-to-time. Take some time off to reevaluate your priorities. You’ll come back reinvigorated and have a clear head to… Continue Reading

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