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Events Sponsored by Growth Nation


Growth Nation supports events that move the ball forward on marketing, globalization and sustainability. There are several events coming up that we're supporting. On April 1, 2014 join us for the Germany Arizona Solar Day in Scottsdale. There will be a day long discussion pertinent to the advancement of solar in Arizona and business … [Read more...]

Your Constraint to Growth


Your constraint to growth may be some aspect of marketing, sales, or something else entirely. If for instance you own a restaurant with the most amazing marketing, but your food isn't very good, or your wait staff is not trained well, or the restaurant is dirty, you've got other problems. It's the same with any business - constraints show up … [Read more...]

Reminder: Start with Why


It's a useful reminder as we start the year to "Start with Why" in your marketing. Simon Sinek's popular book and TED talk focus on the "golden circle" that for the best companies and leaders starts with 'why' - why do we do things, why are we here, and why are we in business? Hint: it's not to make money. Fundamentally Simon's point is that … [Read more...]

My 3 Words for 2014


Since 2006 Chris Brogan has been issuing 3 words on January 1st intended to help focus him on the things he plans to get done that year. Rather than resolutions, they are intended to be a central focus for goals. You can read more from Chris Brogan here and in a complimentary blog post by Mitch Joel. Try it! You might find it to be a useful … [Read more...]

Execute Marketing to Grow


It's one thing to put together a killer marketing strategy and plan, and entirely a different thing to EXECUTE it. You know what I'm talking about! Execution requires lots of discussions on details about who is doing what, how are things going, and tracking progress - planning, doing, checking, acting - and responding along the way. It's … [Read more...]

Justine Sacco on Twitter


Has Justine Landed Yet? #HasJustineLandedYet That was the sensational question last night as Justine Sacco, a PR executive with IAC in New York City, flew between London and Cape Town, South Africa. During her London layover she had tweeted "Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!". What ensued was a frenzy on … [Read more...]

Act Now to Grow Your Business

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Our enemies are distraction, procrastination and inaction. It takes energy to overcome the noise and confusion of every day business life to create and execute an effective growth plan. Act now! Act now on putting a plan together for 2014. Pull in your marketing, sales and operations teams to help. We can help, too! The main thing is to do … [Read more...]

Five Growth Tips for 2014


By reconfiguring your view of the world, opportunities become more apparent. All around us there are changes going on that are driving opportunities for your current and potential businesses. Spin away, rejigger reality, and stay open minded. And so our advice as we approach another new year is to keep your eyes, ears and mind open. Open to … [Read more...]

Tips on Vetting Referrals


It's perfectly understandable that when I searched this morning in google for 'tips on vetting referrals', it came back with 'tips on getting referrals'. It assumed that I must be searching for that. Most people want to GET referrals, not VET them, and that's a problem. One way to get more referrals is to be better at vetting them. That means … [Read more...]

Evolve from Accidental to Intentional Exporter


This week Growth Nation participated in the Annual Global Business Conference put on by the Minority Business Development Agency, Department of Commerce, at Thunderbird School of Global Management. The Conference was dedicated to helping exporters ramp up their cross border success. Growth Nation was represented by founder/CEO Doug Bruhnke, who … [Read more...]

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