Lead By Example

© 2014 Vinny Ribas and Tony Bodoh for LeaderBridge™ Business Growth Insight: One of the most frustrating challenges that many businesses run up against is the need to jump through seemingly unreasonable or unnecessary hoops. The government requires them to get many kinds of licenses or to do business with them. Many companies need to…

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Fix One Issue At A Time

© 2014 Tony Bodoh and Vinny Ribas for LeaderBridge™ Business Growth Insight: One of the most common mistakes companies make is trying to change too many things at one time.  They may get customer feedback about a dozen different issues so they set off to fix each one.  The problem with this approach is that…

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Earning Credibility and Confidence

Business Growth Insight: Two of the biggest challenges that businesses have are establishing and maintaining its credibility and earning confidence in the company’s future. In other words, you need for everyone to consider your company a ‘safe risk’. This means that the buying public, and primarily your company’s target customer base, believes that you can…

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Business Vision Before Business Planning

© 2014 Tony Bodoh and Vinny Ribas for LeaderBridge™ Business Growth Insight: Planning is critical to success when you are growing a company.  However, planning must be done after you and your leadership team have a clear vision of what you would love to accomplish, who you would love to serve, and specifically by when.…

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Preparing For Business Disruption

© 2014 Tony Bodoh and Vinny Ribas for LeaderBridge™ Business Growth Insight: At some point in time, your business will most likely unexpectedly face an unplanned for business disruption. This can range from something as basic as road construction blocking the entrance to your parking lot, to something as tragic as the death of a partner…

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Selling By Listening

© Tony Bodoh and Vinny Ribas for LeaderBridge™ Last year I was the keynote speaker at a luncheon for sales professionals. They already knew most of the things I told them. However, what they did not know was the power behind knowing those things. Business Growth Insight: Successful sales people in any industry know how…

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Setting Boundaries

© 2014 Vinny Ribas and Tony Bodoh Business Growth Insight: Every day businesses are presented with opportunities that approach boundaries that the business never intended to cross. It can be a decision that the business owner is personally presented with, or it might come as a ‘strong suggestion’ from the advisory board.  These can range…

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Asking The Right Questions

© 2014 Tony Bodoh and Vinny Ribas for LeaderBridge™ Recently while coaching a business owner who was focused on expanding their business, we discussed the options she had for growth.  Her focus was on serving more clients similar to the ones she already had, but she wanted to do it in a way that gave…

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Attracting The Right Business Team

© 2014 Vinny Ribas and Tony Bodoh for LeaderBridge™ The owner of a small local company once approached me asking for my help. His business was setting small businesses up with the right hardware and software they needed, and charging them a monthly retainer to be their on-call IT expert. His goal was to set…

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Knowing Your Ideal Customer

© 2014 Tony Bodoh and Vinny Ribas for LeaderBridge™ Business Growth Insight: Quite often businesses that are in a slump chase after every customer they can get. While this sounds like a great plan, and it does result in some income, sometimes it results in the company getting the wrong customers!  How can a customer…

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