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The Art of Mastery: Leadership Lessons from a Master Butcher

The Art of Mastery: Leadership Lessons from a Master Butcher

In the fast-paced world of business, leaders often look to various sources for inspiration on mastery and expertise. Interestingly, some of the most profound lessons come from places one might not typically expect, such as the meticulous craft of a master butcher at a...

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What’s Behind Your Big WHY As An Organization?

What’s Behind Your Big WHY As An Organization?

By Patrick Metzger, Founder and CEO As a business owner or leader, your company’s Core Focus is the driving force behind your success. Understanding the passion, cause or purpose, or your big WHY within that Core Focus, that fuels your organization is crucial for...

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I Am Driven Podcast Interview

I Am Driven Podcast Interview

I Am Driven Podcast Interview Are you a Driven?! Only 10% of the world's population possess a genetic gift that manifests in a powerful, unstoppable drive. The Driven have a high tolerance for risk The Driven can think of multiple concepts at once The Driven are...

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Avoiding the Superstar Sales Rep Trap

Avoiding the Superstar Sales Rep Trap

Avoiding the Superstar Sales Rep Trap For your business to be valuable – and sellable one day – you need some way to generate sales after you’re gone.  Many business owners hire a superstar salesperson to replace themselves as a rainmaker but that’s a trap. By...

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The Hierarchy of Recurring Revenue

The Hierarchy of Recurring Revenue

The Hierarchy of Recurring Revenue How to make your company irresistible to potential buyers One of the biggest factors in determining the value of your company is the extent to which an acquirer can see where your sales will come from in the future. If you’re in a...

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9 Warning Signs You’re a Hub-and-Spoke Owner

9 Warning Signs You’re a Hub-and-Spoke Owner

9 Warning Signs You’re a Hub-and-Spoke Owner  If you were to draw a picture that visually represents your role in your business, what would it look like? Are you at the top of a traditional Christmas tree-like organizational chart, or are you stuck in the middle of...

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The Curator: How to Thrive as a Middleman

The Curator: How to Thrive as a Middleman

The Curator: How to Thrive as a Middleman Being a middleman (or woman) has become a risky business.   When was the last time you used a travel agent? Agencies have largely become irrelevant given the rise of online travel booking companies.   How about a...

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Do You Have a Job or Do You Own a Business?

Do You Have a Job or Do You Own a Business?

Do You Have a Job or Do You Own a Business?   The ultimate test of your business can be found in a simple question: would someone want to buy your company? Whether you want to sell next year or a decade from now, you must be building an asset someone would buy –...

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90 Days That Will Define Your Business Forever

90 Days That Will Define Your Business Forever

90 Days That Will Define Your Business Forever   You've done the hard work of winning a new customer, but it's what you do in the next 90 days that determines if it'll stick around.   The first 90 days of any new relationship are critical:    A...

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5 Lessons From Home Depot’s Acquisition of Blinds.com

5 Lessons From Home Depot’s Acquisition of Blinds.com

5 Lessons From Home Depot’s Acquisition of Blinds.com   Jay Steinfeld built Blinds.com into a $100 million e-tailer before selling out to Home Depot. Here are five things that made it a spectacular exit.   1. Win The Make vs. Buy Battle Companies like Home...

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The Hidden Goal of the Smartest Business Owners

The Hidden Goal of the Smartest Business Owners

The Hidden Goal of the Smartest Business Owners   What are your business goals for the year? If you’re like most owners, you have a profit goal you want to hit. You may also have a top-line revenue number that’s important to you. While those goals are important,...

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Navigating Your Exit: What Every Owner Should Consider

Navigating Your Exit: What Every Owner Should Consider

Selling or exiting a business is a monumental decision that involves careful planning and consideration. While many business owners focus on the obvious aspects such as financial valuation and potential buyers, there are several crucial elements that often go...

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Building a Business: Lifestyle vs. Value-Based Approaches

Building a Business: Lifestyle vs. Value-Based Approaches

Starting a business is a journey that entrepreneurs embark upon with diverse goals and visions. Two common approaches to building a business are the lifestyle business and the growth also known as the value-based business. In this blog, we will delve into the...

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The Benefits of Business Credit Over Personal Guarantees

The Benefits of Business Credit Over Personal Guarantees

The Benefits of Business Credit over Personal Guarantees   Introduction As a business owner, strategic financial decisions play a crucial role in determining your business's trajectory of success. One such decision that can significantly impact your company's...

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Creating Sticky Customers

Creating Sticky Customers

Creating Sticky Customers   Repeat customers are the lifeblood of your business, but customers can be fickle. Here's how to make them sticky. In a traditional business, the customer buys your product or service once, and it is up to you to try to convince them to...

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Welcome Kawar Farok To The Greenhouse

Welcome Kawar Farok To The Greenhouse

The Greenhouse Welcomes Kawar Farok as Director of Business Development. West Fargo, January 17, 2024 – The Greenhouse, a prominent business coaching and consulting company, is delighted to announce the addition of Kawar Farok to its dynamic team as the Director of...

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Will Your Business Be More Valuable This Time Next Year?

Will Your Business Be More Valuable This Time Next Year?

Will Your Business Be More Valuable This Time Next Year? For many, January is a time of rebirth and resolutions. It’s a month to reflect on last year’s achievements and to set goals for the year ahead. Some people will set personal goals like losing weight or quitting...

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