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Drawing from his real life experience as a world-class manufacturer, award-winning retailer and business coach, Donald has helped thousands of businesses throughout the world to add more real value to their customers’ livesand more dollars to their bottom line!

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18Jul 2017

(Time to read this Blog section about 60 seconds)   There’s no ‘word-of-mouth’ without something to talk about.  It has been said for years that ‘word-of-mouth’ is the most effective marketing for any business and, with the power of social media, that’s even more true today.      But here’s the thing.  There’s no ‘word-of-mouth’ […]

18Jul 2017

(Time to read this Blog article is about 40 seconds)   Does everyone on your team know where the business is going, what you’re doing to get there, what makes you special, what’s working and what’s not…and what you stand for?  If they don’t,  they’re most likely just showing up for a pay check.    One […]

05Jul 2017

(Time to read this Blog article is about 30 seconds)   When it came to his attention that there had been an increase in work-related injuries at his company, here’s the response from Elon Musk, the brilliant CEO of Tesla electric cars… “No words can express how much I care about your safety and wellbeing. […]

27Jun 2017

(Time to read this Blog article is about 90 seconds)   Every business talks about ‘marketing’, but most never really define it.  There are many debates, disagreements and myths about what marketing is.  Some folks equate it to advertising, promotion and sales, but it’s much more than that.  Here’s my simple definition of ‘marketing’ that […]

20Jun 2017

(Time to read this Blog article is about 30 seconds)   A business fan of ours has just partnered with his local Chamber of Commerce to bring me to their community to deliver my 1-day “Accelerate your business” marketing and management Boot Camp.   He will be a sponsor and the Chamber has found 4 other […]

13Jun 2017

(Time to read this Blog section about 60 seconds) The talent crunch is real. Germany has a current shortage of 100,000 engineers.  In the USA the National Association of Home Builders states that 200,000 construction jobs are unfilled nationwide.  There are 500,000 unfilled IT and computer science jobs, 600,000 unfilled high-end manufacturing jobs, and at […]

13Jun 2017

(Time to read this Blog article is about 40 seconds) Research shows that 81% of consumers and 94% of B2B buyers do online searches before making a purchase.  So, for many businesses, their website is the single most important part of their total marketing effort.  So, here are 3 simple but important tips on how […]


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