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Brad Sugars

Brad Sugars is an Australian entrepreneur, author and business coach. He has been in business for himself since age 15, owning and operating more than two dozen companies, from pizza to ladies fashion, from real estate to insurance and more. He is founder of ActionCOACH, a business coaching franchise based in Las Vegas, Nev., and author of 14 business books.

30 Recent Stories

3 Life-Changing Habits of High Performers

3 Life-Changing Habits of High Performers

Start practicing these three habits and you too can get closer to success.
October 21, 2013 in Leadership
How to Be a Mover and a Shaker and a Business Money-Maker

How to Be a Mover and a Shaker and a Business Money-Maker

Do you want to grow your business, but don't know where to begin? Here are some simple steps to help you get there.
September 24, 2013 in Business Management
3 Steps to Deciding if Entrepreneurship Is Right For You

3 Steps to Deciding if Entrepreneurship Is Right For You

Sometimes starting a business seems like the best antidote to having a boss and job you don't like. But there's more to it than that. Here are three key factors to consider.
September 17, 2013 in Startup Basics
How to Capture a Trend-Setting Business Idea

How to Capture a Trend-Setting Business Idea

Following trends can be dangerous, but if your business idea is ahead of the curve, you can expect success.
August 29, 2013 in Business Ideas
How to Play the Numbers Game and Win

How to Play the Numbers Game and Win

Knowing your break-even point and how to get there will help get your business on the right foot.
August 19, 2013 in Cash Flow & Money Management
How to Turn Your Business Idea into a Business Model

How to Turn Your Business Idea into a Business Model

Once you have a business idea, it's time to get to the real work of getting it off the ground and running. Here are three ways to get started.
August 16, 2013 in Business Ideas
7 Simple Numbers That Can Grow Your Business

7 Simple Numbers That Can Grow Your Business

Knowing what metrics to use to predict results for your business will set you on a path to success. Here are seven key metrics to start tracking now.
July 31, 2013 in Management & Operations

Choosing a Retail Location: 3 Priorities You Might Be Forgetting

Often the cost of rent is a top consideration when choosing a retail space. But focus on the dollars and you might be missing out on essential ways to grow your business.
June 6, 2013 in Location
How to Make Sure There's a Market for Your Business Idea

How to Make Sure There's a Market for Your Business Idea

No matter how great your idea, if you don't have a solid market, you're wasting your time. Here are four ways to be more strategic about positioning your business idea for the right customers.
May 16, 2013 in Business Ideas
Funding 101: How to Position Your Startup as a Good Investment

Funding 101: How to Position Your Startup as a Good Investment

Why you should look beyond bootstrapping and loans from friends and family to set your company up for success and win investors.
April 10, 2013 in Startup Financing
Grow Your Business By Getting Back to Basics

Grow Your Business By Getting Back to Basics

You don't have to venture far to find the next big idea. Growing your business is all about knowing where to look for opportunities. Here are five places to start.
March 27, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Start Now to Prepare to Sell Your Business This Year

Start Now to Prepare to Sell Your Business This Year

Lots of businesses have changed hands in the past several years, but plenty of money is still sitting on the sidelines. How to make a good deal.
February 21, 2013 in Selling Your Biz
A Fix-and-Flip Business-Buying Checklist

A Fix-and-Flip Business-Buying Checklist

Plenty of business owners are looking to sell their businesses. Consider these seven points before writing your check.
December 6, 2012 in Startup Basics
To Find Your Next Great Business Idea, Narrow Your Focus

To Find Your Next Great Business Idea, Narrow Your Focus

A winning business opportunity often isn't obvious at first. Successful entrepreneurs can identify new niches and whether they can be profitable.
September 21, 2012 in Business Ideas
How to Calculate the Lifetime Value of a Customer

How to Calculate the Lifetime Value of a Customer

Crunch the numbers to decide how much you are willing to spend to secure a customer for life.
August 8, 2012 in Customer Loyalty and Retention
Need a Vacation? 4 Steps to a Business That Thrives Without You

Need a Vacation? 4 Steps to a Business That Thrives Without You

If your operation falls to pieces when you're not there, you're doing something wrong. Use these tips to create a sustainable system.
July 3, 2012 in Management & Operations
Finding the Right Mentor to Help Grow Your Business

Finding the Right Mentor to Help Grow Your Business

A look at how advisors can help you more than any business book ever could.
May 11, 2012 in Startup Basics
Startup Basics: How to Master the Fundamentals

Startup Basics: How to Master the Fundamentals

Stick to these four proven principles to keep your business growing -- and successful.
April 6, 2012 in Startup Basics
Getting More Profit for Your Business

Getting More Profit for Your Business

Profit should be at the top of any business owner's mind. Here are three tips for making sure yours keeps growing.
March 30, 2012 in Growth Strategies
How Many Jobs Can Your Startup Create This Year?

How Many Jobs Can Your Startup Create This Year?

Never discount the value you and your company can have on your community or the world -- even if you start up in your garage, your bedroom or the trunk of your car.
January 11, 2012 in Hiring Center
How to Compete -- and Win -- When Rivals Cut Prices

How to Compete -- and Win -- When Rivals Cut Prices

Discounting can be your ticket to disaster. Add value instead, and watch your business thrive.
December 22, 2011 in Pricing
Planning for Next Year? Get a Fix on These Numbers First

Planning for Next Year? Get a Fix on These Numbers First

Figure out the metrics that drive your business and you'll zoom ahead of the competition.
November 15, 2011 in Your Business Plan
How to Get Customers to Help Build Your Brand

How to Get Customers to Help Build Your Brand

Brand-building is something business owners do one customer transaction at a time. Here, tips for adding value and generating leads that can offer a bigger payoff than traditional marketing.
October 27, 2011 in Branding
How Scripts Can Help You Increase Sales

How Scripts Can Help You Increase Sales

A good sales script can help you and your team stay on message, overcome customer objections and win more repeat business.
September 8, 2011 in Sales