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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...]

Grow Globally PHX October 7th

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Growth Nation is proud to once again sponsor "Grow Globally PHX" for the 5th year. Grow Globally PHX has been introducing Metro Phoenix business leaders to all the international resources in Arizona, all in one place, one time per year - for half a decade. Have you seen this year's tickle video featuring Doug Bruhnke of Growth Nation, Irena … [Read more...]

12 Tips on Successful Globalization


Kiyoko Toyama spoke at Arizona International Growth Group last week, and she had a lot to say about successful globalization of a business. Hers is a multi-faceted global success story with several key moments - especially the U.S. program that had her stay with a family in Maine as an exchange student at age 17. At the end of that visit she and … [Read more...]

3 Leaders Live


We’re excited to announce a new, educational and entertaining lunch program starting January 31st featuring 3 timeless and transformative leaders. These 3 business and community luminaries will be sharing their business, life and community insights at “3 Leaders Live”. Growth Nation is teaming with Victoria Zen of Executive Zen Coaching to host … [Read more...]

2012 Business Growth Conference & Expo

PHX Biz Growth Expo 2012

Growth Nation is pleased to once again participate in the Business Growth Conference & Expo put on by the Phoenix Business Journal. Every year the Business Growth Expo is a top business event in Phoenix, and this year it's combined with YOB Fair - and so we're expecting an extra special benefit for attendees. The 2012 Business Growth … [Read more...]

Inc 500 Lunch October 18th at Growth Nation


Nine Arizona Inc. 500 Companies to Speak at SkySong Luncheon October 18th Local Entrepreneurs Share Insights on their Explosive Sales Growth during Recession Scottsdale Event Scottsdale, Arizona. The nine (9) Arizona-based Inc. 500 companies will speak to the business community at an educational luncheon event on Thursday, October 18th … [Read more...]

Marketing and Sales: Can’t We All Get Along?


"In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” - President Dwight Eisenhower The same is true for business growth. Planning is indispensable, and then the plan becomes a great guide, but execution relies on a variety of factors not written down on a piece of paper. One of the keys is clear … [Read more...]

AZ Accelerate 2012

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New event: AZ Accelerate 2012 Networking May 14th, 6am - 8pm at Scottsdale Ferrari (6825 E McDowell) Seminar May 15th, 8am - 12 noon at SkySong (1475 N Scottsdale Road) We're a strong believer in the ability of American businesses to survive and thrive. It's in America's DNA - we will find a way to succeed. What's more emblematic of … [Read more...]

Add Ability, Agility and Balance to Grow

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"That's the best business management system I've ever seen" - Jack Welch. Those are strong words from a business legend. That's how Jack Welch described what he saw from Lee Benson when they met for over 8 hours to discuss the systems that he's put into place at Able Engineering, 2011 International Company of the Year in Arizona. Those of us … [Read more...]

Can We Still Count on Professionals?


Today's marketplace is a cacophony of change. I've noticed that prospects, clients and people in general are questioning things more than ever.  That's almost always a good thing!  It leads to discovery and reinvention - and is the heart of innovation. I've also noted that there is a wave of people who are not keeping up with the changes. The … [Read more...]

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