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Don’t be fooled, business coaching is not easy

Don’t Be Fooled, Business Coaching Is Not Easy Many entrepreneurs fall into the trap of thinking that partnering with a business coach will solve all of their business challenges. This is only partly true.Read on to find out why. Imagine you’re training for a...

Think you’re ready to expand through a franchise model?

The franchise market is an attractive growth strategy for business owners. And while the local market is thriving with an estimated turnover of R587 billion, it’s no guarantee that it will be easy to succeed. That said, if you are thinking about expanding your...

HOW TO WORK 10 HOURS LESS EACH WEEK

By Pieter Scholtz–Leading Business Coach, Master Licensee for ActionCOACH South Africa. John D Rockefeller, a man who commanded incredible amounts of money, once said: “Those who have leisure time to spend pursuing their passions and dreams experience the real wealth...

HOW ‘SALEABLE’ IS YOUR BUSINESS?

The key reason to start a business should be to sell it one day, and the way to become truly wealthy is by buying, building and selling businesses.  Generally speaking, you won’t achieve great wealth by owning just one company, you’ll need to buy, build and sell...

Darryn Le Grange: MD turned Entrepreneur

Is your life long dream to run your own business? Darryn Le Grange starting coaching as a client with Marlene Powell, and soon realised business coaching is something he would like to do. It was an opportunity to own his own business, work with people and make a...

Marlene Powell: Reached a Corporate Ceiling

Are you wanting more out of life? Marlene Powell reached a corporate ceiling and was wanting more out of life. ActionCOACH presented her with the choice to live the life she always dreamed of. Click on the image below to view the entire...

Francois Lubbe: Breaking the Corporate Shackles

Are you unsure if ActionCOACH will work for you? Each week we will feature a  coach  persona - all with different personalities and backgrounds,  and if you can relate to any one of our coaches and want to join the team then make sure you contact us to start your...

KRU Detailing ~ Testimonial

CLIENT INDUSTRY: Structural Steel Detailing BUSINESS COACH: Francois Lubbe REGION: Randburg – Gauteng COACHING DURATION: 1 year BUSINESS AGE: 14 years CLIENT - ORIGINAL POSITIONING In a very challenging industry with high expectations of service delivery, we aimed to...

ARE YOU A WORKAHOLIC?

By Pieter Scholtz, Business and Award Winning Executive coach and co-owner of business coaching firm - ActionCOACH Weekends are usually days of rest but for workaholics the day of rest never comes. There is always unfinished work; one more email to read and one more...

5 Common Myths about Franchising That Need to be Debunked

There are certain things you might have heard that are putting you off from buying a franchise. There may also be some exaggerated facts that try to seduce you into buying a franchise without thinking. Whatever you may have heard, we are going to dissect some really...

Exceed Your Business Goals in 2018

As the year begins, businesses all over the world have renewed (or established) the goals that they are aiming to achieve. Whether you want to increase yearly profits by 20%, open a new location, hire an additional person, or even find a way to take more time off,...

Phases of Franchise Success

Over the last 11 years I have worked with and experienced the highs and lows of several Franchise relationships and have come realize that all Franchise partners experience the same journey – some more so than others – but they all go through the phases. This journey...

Setting up an efficient business plan for your startup

Getting a new business off the ground can be daunting. The first step to creating your new business is to set up an efficient business plan. Such a document not only allows outsiders to get a better idea of your business, but it also allows you to get a clear overview...

Customer Service in the Retail Market

The motor industry, like many other industries is being confronted by many changes and many of these changes will in fact cause complete disruption in the car market. These changes are being driven by changing consumer expectations as well as technological...

Do you even SWOT?

Regularly assessing your business’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats is a vital component of managing your business effectively. Every enterprise is limited, to a lesser or greater degree, by its resources, so it is unlikely you will be able to...

Sisters are doing it for themselves

If the first few names that spring to mind when you think ‘innovative businesswomen’ are the Oprah Winfreys, Marissa Mayers and Martha Stewarts of the world, you obviously haven’t been keeping an eye on what’s happening closer to home.From big brand boardrooms to the...

Holding Teams Accountable in the Right Way

Accountability does not simply mean taking the blame when something doesn’t go according to plan. At the end of the day, it’s not a blame game; it’s a function to help grow a passionate and engaged workforce. Holding someone accountable is about ensuring they deliver...

Constant testing & measuring – why you should care

Organisations of today exist in a dynamic and ever-changing business environment. If they have any hope of staying relevant in light of this kind of pressure, they need to constantly test and measure their processes, to ensure they are tracking well according to their...

Work-life balance: a journey, not a quick fix

Work-life balance – we’re all seeking it, but very few of us actually manage to achieve it. Considering family and other personal commitments is crucial if you hope to lead a balanced life. While it might be difficult to prioritise, it is the greatest investment you...

How to test your business idea

Many would-be entrepreneurs have not done their homework and base their business idea on what they think people should buy, rather than what people really want or actually do buy. Testing the market thoroughly could mean the difference between a good and a great...