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Growth Starts with a Conversation

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This week Growth Nation hosted a delegation of business and government leaders from Uasin Gishu, Kenya, new Sister City for Scottsdale, Arizona. You can see pictures from the meetings sponsored by Scottsdale Sister Cities by clicking here. Most of us started the meeting not knowing where things would end up. Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane kicked off … [Read more...]

Your Constraint to Growth

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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...]

My 3 Words for 2014

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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...]

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

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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...]

Evolve from Accidental to Intentional Exporter

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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...]

CEO CFO COO in Social Media

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If you're a C-level executive who has a footprint in social media and you're wondering what to do next, this post is for you. Social media is here to stay, and so JUMP IN, unless you're painfully introverted, independently wealthy, and/or living on a private island with no access to the world. One size does not fit all, but here are some … [Read more...]

States Need to Grow Too

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There's a battle going on between U.S. states for international trade, investment and tourism. In the Western U.S., four of the leading states are California, Texas, Utah and Arizona. California and Texas are the big ones who have been around and doing it right for years, and Utah and Arizona are the upstarts. The key to a successful growth … [Read more...]

Hit “Refresh” and Grow

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One of the secrets of growth is to occasionally hit the 'refresh' button. Mix things up, change people, bring in outside folks - get some new thinking and a different groove going. Hey we're pretty innovative thinkers, and yet sometimes I think the BIGGEST value Growth Nation consultants bring is that we foster a fresh perspective, unfettered … [Read more...]

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