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Resources to Grow Globally


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...]

Growth Starts with a Conversation


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


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


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...]

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...]

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...]

Marketing Magic Happens


Some days marketing magic happens. Those of us involved on this side of the hat are encouraged when customers are successful, and today was a good one. I couldn't let the day end without saying "YES!". The day started early (those of you who know me know just how early that can be!) because I couldn't sleep thinking about a customer meeting … [Read more...]

Who You Know AND How Well You Know Them


Rick and Ilsa knew each other well - and they would always have Paris! Throughout Casablanca, they were not quite on the same page, but by the end of the movie Rick figured it all out. He knew Ilsa, and he knew her well - and made the right decision for both of them. That's important in business, too, and it's part of the value proposition of … [Read more...]

Choosing Business Growth Professionals

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In choosing business resources and tools to help grow your business, how should you sort through the myriad of options? There are dozens of things you could be doing, but which ones will work the best? And once you choose, how can you be assured that you'll implement successfully? Lots to think about here!  Let's start with how to choose … [Read more...]

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