Brad Sugars

Brad Sugars

Brad Sugars is the founder and chairman of ActionCOACH. As an entrepreneur, author and business coach, he has owned and operated more than two dozen companies including his main company, ActionCOACH, which has more than 1,000 offices in 34 countries.

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3 Life-Changing Habits of High Performers
Leadership

3 Life-Changing Habits of High Performers

Start practicing these three habits and you too can get closer to success.
How to Be a Mover and a Shaker and a Business Money-Maker
Business Management

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.
3 Steps to Deciding if Entrepreneurship Is Right For You
Startup Basics

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.
How to Capture a Trend-Setting Business Idea
Business Ideas

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.
How to Play the Numbers Game and Win
Cash Flow & Money Management

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.
How to Turn Your Business Idea into a Business Model
Business Ideas

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.
7 Simple Numbers That Can Grow Your Business
Management & Operations

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.
Location

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

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

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.
Grow Your Business By Getting Back to Basics
Growth Strategies

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.
Start Now to Prepare to Sell Your Business This Year
Selling Your Biz

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.
A Fix-and-Flip Business-Buying Checklist
Startup Basics

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.
To Find Your Next Great Business Idea, Narrow Your Focus
Business Ideas

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.
How to Calculate the Lifetime Value of a Customer
Customer Loyalty and Retention

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.
Need a Vacation? 4 Steps to a Business That Thrives Without You
Management & Operations

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.
Finding the Right Mentor to Help Grow Your Business
Startup Basics

Finding the Right Mentor to Help Grow Your Business

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

Startup Basics: How to Master the Fundamentals

Stick to these four proven principles to keep your business growing -- and successful.
Getting More Profit for Your Business
Growth Strategies

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.
How Many Jobs Can Your Startup Create This Year?
Hiring Center

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

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

Discounting can be your ticket to disaster. Add value instead, and watch your business thrive.
Planning for Next Year? Get a Fix on These Numbers First
Your Business Plan

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.
How to Get Customers to Help Build Your Brand
Branding

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.
How Scripts Can Help You Increase Sales
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.

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