Sharing Thanks: Phil Marcus

UPDATE: 11/19/13 It is with a sad heart that I write this update about my friend Phil Marcus. In July, Phil was diagnosed with a very aggressive cancer and I learned last Friday that he passed away on November 4th, making this thanks just 8 days shy of Phil publicly seeing just how much I…

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Do You Own a Job?

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At some point in any career, we all reach a point of asking ourselves “why am I doing this?” Whether it’s the daily grind of 9-5, the blood, sweat, and tears of a startup, or the many hats of owning a business, there’s always a tradeoff and a reward. But, hopefully for all of us,…

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Are You Part of the Propel Network?

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Why it’s important to be part of a strong business community. Business is all about people: your team members, your clients and customers, your network. Developing a strong business community creates a network around you that can lend invaluable support to your growing business. Knowing who to build into your community is simpler than you…

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What Do Most Businesses Learn in 4 Years? by Jamie Teasdale

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The lessons our first 4 years in business taught us After being in business for almost four years, one thing I can say with assurance is: we’re not in Kansas anymore! Owning a business is much different than I thought it would be, both in good ways and challenging ways. There have been difficulties, triumphs,…

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Mapping Your Business Model

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5 keys to creating a dynamic and successful business model Building a business requires a unique mix of being a Master Strategist and a Creative Genius. Most of us probably find ourselves identifying more strongly with one or the other instead of both: we’re either really good at creating outlines and seeing the big picture,…

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Who Is Your Team?

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Tips for building a team that will achieve long-term business growth. Overall health can be traced back to the health of individual organisms that make up the whole. It’s true for our bodies, and it’s true for our businesses. And since growth doesn’t happen without health, then business growth depends on the individual health of…

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Envisioning and Budgeting For Growth

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How to plan a strategic business marketing budget. As a business owner, you know the importance of growth to your business. And if you’ve ever created a plan to achieve it, you know the critical role marketing plays in triggering your growth. But just how does marketing fit in with your overall business plan? And,…

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Interview with Our Founder

Recently, Propel’s Founder and CEO, Jamie Teasdale, had the opportunity to sit down with Jessica Baker of Hearts on Fire Blogcast. In this interview, Jamie shares her own story to becoming an entrepreneur, and how Propel came into being. You can listen to the interview here on Jessica’s blog. Jamie’s takeaway? Be a conduit for your…

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Qualifying Appointments

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Securing business appointments that matter, and how to say “no” to the ones that don’t As a business owner or sales director, you likely have a very full plate. Your day is spent managing client needs, solving problems, giving direction to employees, and all the other general tasks of doing business. But on top of…

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