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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 5 days ago 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 6 days ago 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.
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We've all had that less than memorable customer experience. Slow or wrong order. Late project delivery. How your staff deals with it is just as important as fixing the mistake. It all starts at the top. By Barbara Abramson My husband and I recently stopped for dinner at a local... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Manifast Now
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I hear a lot of people saying I gave 100%. Some can even apparently give more then everything they have, 110% or 120%. Physics, economics, logic and math aside, how do you know you are giving it your all? Effort... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at Doug Wagner @ Manifast
I should mention that despite all the inconvenience of service disruption, the employees of Calgary Transit were doing the best they could and I appreciate the work they do.
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I was at the office a little late the other night. My plan was to catch the 9:00 p.m. train and head home, relax a bit, and then get a good sleep. Sometimes plans get derailed. I got to the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2014 at Doug Wagner @ Manifast
Hi Lisa, I agree. Dixie shares a lot of wisdom packed into those words. I am always learning. Thanks for commenting.
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You are driving down a country road in the foggy, wintry weather with no map, no GPS and no compass. You reach a crossroads. Do you go straight? Do you turn left or right? Do you drive fast or slow? In this post by our very special guest, Dixie Gillaspie,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at Manifast Now
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"Your influence is determined by how abundantly you place other people's interests first." ~ The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann In Brittany Leung's debut post here, she explores how the basic rule she learned as a child applies more now than ever. By Brittany Leung I’m realizing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at Manifast Now
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Three of the top reasons people feel disengaged at work include: don't like their boss, don't feel connected with other employees and don't feel they matter. In this post connection expert and coach Barbara Abramson shows you some ways to engage your team and turn this around. By Barbara Abramson... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at Manifast Now
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Several months ago (my how time flies), I had decided that we need to launch a blog that was a little different from my personal blog. That time has come. Well in reality this blog doesn't look terribly different from the brand new look on my personal blog. But looks... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at Manifast Now