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Global Chamber Helps You Grow Globally

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Seek growth in 2017! 99% of new business opportunities are outside your metro area. If you're in the U.S., 85% of new business opportunities in the next 5 years are outside the US. Think and grow globally! We recommend that you join Global Chamber®. It's the only organization in the world with the mission to help executives grow their business … [Read more...]

Tips on Globalizing to Grow

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One of the easiest ways to increase the global capabilities of your organization is to bring on foreign-based interns. It's a lot easier than you may think! As a sponsor of Global Chamber, we're a strong supporter of there programs to help companies globalize and grow. One of their programs that helps companies in 120 countries to grow globally … [Read more...]

How to Create New Marketing Materials

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This morning Seth Godin is talking about questions to ask when designing marketing materials. As usual he's spot on... read more here. The normal tendency is to spill it all out on the paper or whatever media you're using. Tell the whole story in a few square inches or less. Resist! The goal is gather interest and move things along. That's … [Read more...]

It Takes a Village to Grow Locally, Globally

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The biggest challenges I've found by companies looking to grow is that they 1) fail to create a solid, prioritized plan and even more 2) struggle with execution. Marketing often gets the short straw - because you have to pay taxes, sell and do the day to day things to keep the company company. Marketing seems optional. It's not. In fact it's … [Read more...]

Resources to Grow Globally

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How can you connect to more global business? Stephen Beschloss posed that question last year, demonstrating that the time to strike is now. The wealth shift is happening - increasingly wealth is being created more rapidly outside the United States. There are many valuable global resources in the US to connect with that can help your … [Read more...]

Prospect Acquisition: Attract, Interact and Act

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Marketing is not all that complicated. Attract prospects, interact with them in a way that fleshes out a potential relationship, and act one way or another. Of course on the way to simplicity, it's easy to get complicated. Companies get off track by not knowing their best targets and not getting in front of them effectively. Companies can … [Read more...]

Is Marketing Inherently Evil?

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We sometimes joke about how good marketing can 'trick' people to do things against their intended will. One of my favorite examples is the marketing of Jif peanut butter... 'Choosy Mother's Chose Jiff'... which of course means that if you don't choose Jif, you must be a bad mother/father. Conversely that mother or father who buys Jif must be a … [Read more...]

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...]

Execute Marketing to Grow

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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...]

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