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For many years I have heard people say “Lead, Follow or Get Out of The Way!”. Running a business requires leadership. If you don’t want to “lead” your business, hire someone that does and follow them. In either case get out of the way of your employees that need to get the work done. Don’t ..
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Is there a Secret of Success or is success a series of choices that lead you where you want to go? To ask it another way, do you want the secret to success or the rules of success?  Do you want the secret to your success?  Is there a difference between the “rules of success” ..
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You Can Create A Marketing Automation Machine and Automate Sales!   Creating a Marketing Machine and automating your sales is like building any other system. The core  determines if the thing will make it. Imagine a new computer with a 1984 core processor.  It would be worse than it was then! If the foundation of ..
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Personally, I cancelled my Tesla order for another Chevy Volt.  The Second Generation Volt is a great car.  We just didn’t give it a CoolToys approved stamp because it wasn’t that much better than everything else out there.  

Amazon is killing small business.  Or is it?  This week while visiting a client, I overheard a conversation about how Amazon is killing small business.  Slightly ironic given Amazon’s ad campaign about how they help build small business. Uber is another company being blamed for killing the taxi and limo industry, and yet it touts ..
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Once again this Success on the Beach Podcast mirrors the video about getting more free time as a small business owner.  If you read the “Four Hour Work Week” and thought “yeah right”, well maybe it’s time to rethink your business just a little. Scott knows you can’t cut back to four hours a week ..
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We live in a consumer economy, but can it last?  Recently I had the pleasure of a three day visit with Tony Zarkedes who attempted to unseat one of California’s few long standing republican representatives, Dana Rohrabacher.  Tony Z believed that creating wealthier consumers meant a better economy. Two of Tony Z’s positions were based ..
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Welcome to the Small Business Marketing Minute.   Each week, Scott will talk about the tools and techniques that we use with our customers to build their business better.  These tools and techniques will be real, actionable tasks, well except for this one which asks you what your foundation is.  The rest will be actionable ..
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