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Doug Wagner
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Sales are the lifeblood of any business. If you don’t have enough revenue you can’t sustain your business let alone grow. This sets the frame to being it is all about you. But sales are not about you at all; so this mindset is dangerous. Most business owners think that... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Manifast News & Events
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As a business owner or entrepreneur, are you: Growing as fast as you want? Staying focused? Consistently implementing your plan? Pulled in too many directions? Getting the results you really want? Whether your goals are significant business growth, increasing profits or just making your business more manageable it all starts... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at Manifast News & Events
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Arsheen Dhalla had a vision to create an organization that would make a positive impact. The Daraja Foundation is the result of that vision. Daraja means “bridge” in Swahili. Which is embedded in their mission: “To build bridges between communities and work globally to improve living conditions, education and healthcare.”... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at Manifast Now
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“Sometimes we try too hard and it is like squeezing an uncut orange, the juices go everywhere.” I've written about forcing creativity before. But I turned it around and it was actually creative at that time. It doesn't always happen... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Doug Wagner @ Manifast
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I had the privilege of being a guest on the Money and Success show on WebTalkRadio a while back hosted by Anne C. Graham. How to keep your team focused on the destination and actually reach it was the topic we started with along with Manifast. Click here to listen. Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at Manifast Now
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Most business owners have great ideas about where they would like their business to be; the vision. Yet they have a hard time getting that nasty four letter word done so that they can achieve the results they really want. Sometimes it is motivation. Sometimes it is carving out the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Manifast News & Events
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The event is being postponed. Introduction and Pizza Meeting To celebrate the revitalization of Calgary Small Business Networking Meetup Group we are holding a networking event at our location. Let's connect, learn about each other's business ventures, ideal clients, needs and of course... network. We will also be looking for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at Manifast News & Events
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Most business owners will look back at 2014 and wish they had done some things differently. They might have even done okay but still think they could have done a lot better; something held them back from reaching their full potential to: Grow sales and revenue Drive more profit Create... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at Manifast News & Events
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How did your business do in 2014? Most business owners would admit to having at least a few things they would like to have done better. Some people would really like to kick things up a notch. Whether your goals are business growth, increasing profits or just making your business... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at Manifast News & Events
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How did your business do in 2014? Most business owners would admit to having a few things they would like to have done better. Many would really like to kick things up a notch. They have some regrets and don’t want to repeat them this year or next.. Whether your... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2015 at Manifast News & Events
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Who knows your clients best today? Sales and Marketing Your marketing team has likely defined the ideal client or target market. If they are good they’ve also built out avatars of what those clients look like. Online or offline they... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at Doug Wagner @ Manifast
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Doug Wagner takes on the three seemingly simple requirements for getting what you want. There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at Doug Wagner @ Manifast
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For any business that employs workers, keeping employees safe and motivated should be a going concern. In an office environment risks are typically quite a bit lower. If you are running a business that employs trades, operates machinery, involves drivers, involves health related occupations, etc… the risks of serious workplace... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at Manifast Now
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How we feel about our achievements is relative to how we measure ourselves. How we perform in the future, is impacted by how we feel about the results of the measurement. Harvard or MIT If you graduate at the top... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at Doug Wagner @ Manifast
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Joe's Swim Joe is a really strong swimmer. Every day during the summer he swims out and around a small island in the lake near his home. The total swim is about 50 lengths of a standard pool. Joe has been doing this swim regularly for over 8 years. As... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at Manifast Now
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In this guest post by Certified Go-Giver Coach and Business Growth Authority Doug Wagner, you’ll learn how to move the selling process from non-productive to very productive…through a simple crossing of the bridge of value. Powerful!! Enjoy Doug’s wisdom! –... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Doug Wagner @ Manifast
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By Corey Jahnke “Can you do me a HUGE favor?” my Pharmacy District Manager (Kelly) asked. “Anything for you my friend!” I responded hoping to make a good impression. “Well, as you know, I’ve recently taken over your district and I noticed that the last employee satisfaction survey showed that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at Manifast Now
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We all know that we are competing for business in a competitive world. We claim our people are our advantage. Or our product. Or some other magical ingredient. Yet it is my experience that there are usually a number of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at Doug Wagner @ Manifast
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Visionary business leaders and entrepreneurs are attracted to ideas. We get excited by them in fact. They idea of accomplishing something amazing or new can keep us motivated when most other people will quit. At least until something distracts us... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at Doug Wagner @ Manifast
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Purpose or mission driven businesses are not only more satisfying to start, run and be employed at; they also tend to significantly outperform their competitors financially. So I’ve been thinking a bit about mission or purpose driven businesses recently. There are more and more examples coming out where mission or... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at Manifast Now
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I was just thinking about how the two camps around resolutions: those who “make and break them” every year and those who say they “don’t believe in making any”. The second camp realize that they will break them so they don’t bother; the pessimistic or realistic view. The first camp... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Manifast Now
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It is quite odd that most business owners and entrepreneurs are not actually business builders by nature. Yet, building a business is your primary role when you start and try to grow a business. Most business owners started their business because they were good at something… their products and services.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Manifast Now
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If your business plan goes something like “we will seize opportunities as they come”; how will you know what an opportunity is? Do you seize every opportunity? How long do you pursue one before you chase the next? Do any of them get completed? In this post by Brittany Leung,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Manifast Now
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As we head into 2015 I’ve been pondering why a lot of small and even mid-sized businesses fail to reach their full potential. Here is one startling fact: “People who regularly write down their goals earn nine times as much over their lifetimes as people who don’t. Yet less than... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Manifast Now
Hi Bob, so happy we landed Barbara as one of our guest bloggers. She shares a lot of great wisdom.