When to start exit and succession planning?

The number one question most business executives SHOULD be asking around exit and succession planning is…   When should I start?    The best answer…from day one.    The second best answer…now.     Top 5 Reasons why 85% of all businesses listed for sale will NEVER sell: And what questions you should be asking yourself… NOW! 1. Seller Fears and Inflexibility How can I find out what my business is truly worth? What are the key criteria that are considered when evaluating so I can focus on growing those now? 2. Entering the Arena Without The Right Advisors Who… Continue Reading

Samantha Chechele: Amplified Results and Inspiring Leadership

We recently sat down with Samantha Chechele, Owner and Attorney of Chechele Law P.A. , to discuss her experience with ActionCOACH Tampa Bay. Samantha’s law firm was founded in 1991 and specializes in the areas of estate planning and asset protection, taxation, real estate, business and entity planning, and probate. Business and Life Before Coaching…. The philosophy of the firm which can be found right on the first page of the website “is to implement sound legal and tax strategies to their clients at the appropriate time, to avoid litigation, audits, financial burden, stress and heartache in the future.” Samantha… Continue Reading

Book Review: Great at Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better and Achieve More by Morten Hansen

This month Ford Kyes outlines Great at Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better and Achieve More by Morten Hansen. In Jim Collin’s highly successful books (Built to Last, Good to Great, How the Mighty Fall and Great by Choice) he studied super high performing companies to learn the common factors that defined their success.  For each of these books, he amassed a team of researchers who spent about 5 years each to collect extensive data through interviews, assessment tools and deep reviews of performance data.  Using sophisticated statistical methodologies they were able to identify the critical factors that… Continue Reading

Book Review: The Purple Cow by Seth Godin

This month Juliet Kyes outlines The Purple Cow by Seth Godin. This is the book that made Seth Godin a power player in the marketing world. Although it was written in 2002, it’s powerful message about what makes you valuable and noticeable still holds true in a market that is even more full of options and distractions sixteen years later. Through real life examples and fun analogies, Godin outlines what creates remarkable companies that are truly growing by being remarked about by their customers and end users. “Not Enough Ps” most marketers and business owners are familiar with the traditional… Continue Reading

Amy Marshall: Growing, growing, gone for now!

We recently sat down with Amy Marshall, owner of Strands of Sunshine which is a handmade jewelry and locally made gift store, discuss her experience with ActionCOACH Tampa Bay. Business and Life Before Coaching…. When Amy started coaching, she had just moved her store into a space on Central Avenue with triple the space and an equally triple-sized rent. She knew that with the extra financial responsibility, she wanted to have an extra level of financial understanding because as she put it “that was always the most intimidating part to me of business ownership”. In the beginning years of the… Continue Reading

Book Review: The Ultimate Sales Machine by Chet Holmes

This month Barb Kyes outlines The Ultimate Sales Machine by Chet Holmes. In this book, Chet walks us through a handful of things  that most of us are not doing that will absolutely, positively double or triple your sales in 6-12 months. Chet Holmes helps his clients blow away both their competition and their own expectations. His advice starts with one simple concept: FOCUS! Instead of trying to master four-thousand strategies to improve your business, he suggests zeroing in on the handful of essential skill areas that make the biggest difference. The Ultimate Sales Machine shows you how to tune up… Continue Reading

Attitude that Gives You Latitude – Monthly Training

Current Clients attend for FREE! Call 727-487-1887 or Click here to Register Today!! Who should attend? + Business Owners + Executives + Entrepreneurs + Future Leaders + Key Managers This every month training is around a topic that is key to the success of any business owner or leader. These training sessions are perfect for leaders, managers, employees, and owners who are looking for a sharing of best practices in the areas of financials, marketing, sales, systems, recruitment, leadership, communication, planning, time management, online marketing, and much more!

Barb Kyes Business Coach

7 Strategies To Build An Amazing Team

How important is it to have your team functioning at their highest potential? Any experienced business owner knows the answer to that one – ESSENTIAL! Employee salaries is one of the largest expenses of a business and has one of the highest potential for return… if you know how to harness your investment!  Coach Barb Kyes delivers the TOP 7 STRATEGIES TO BUILD AN AMAZING TEAM in SEVEN MINUTES: Is Your Payroll Your Biggest ROI or Your Biggest Expense? Have you ever asked yourself, “Why am I the hardest working employee in my company?”  Learn 7 Strategies for taking your… Continue Reading

Book Review: Your Brain At Work by David Rock

This month Ford reviews the book Your Brain At Work by David Rock: Your Brain At Work, helps you discover how to fit your brain into your business. Imagine if you understood the limitations of your brain – yes, it has limits – and instead of fighting those limits only to become frustrated, you instead used that information to your advantage. Well, that’s the power of knowing how your brain works and that’s the knowledge this book delivers! David Rock knows a little bit about the business mind. For many years, he has been studying the brain and how the… Continue Reading

Tony Utegaard: Fine Tuning the Engine of Success!

We recently sat down with Tony Utegaard, owner of Ps133, Inc. (a local business management firm), to discuss his experience with ActionCOACH Tampa Bay. Business and Life Before Coaching…. Tony started with ActionCOACH two and a half years ago when he realized he was at a point with his five companies that he could not go much further by himself.  Having met Ford Kyes nearly 10 years prior at BNI, Tony was aware Ford was experienced in orchestrating large companies and could provide a strong foundation to launch the companies into a direction, not even Tony himself could imagine.  “After knowing… Continue Reading

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