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The Number 1 Opportunity For Small Businesses To Absolutely Kick Ass In A Market Dominated by The Big Box Stores

Build Business ProfitsIn every US market with more than about 100,000 people you will find them – the big box stores.  Most know what that description means.  For clarity they include places like Costco, Sams Club, Home Depot, Loews, Target, Walmart and so on.

I am an experienced real estate investor in the residential niche.  Along with my team we find distressed properties, renovate them and resell them to a buyer who will live in the home. We are constantly looking for distressed multi-family deals for our buy and hold strategy. In the single family home rental niche  we work with our strategic partner Strongbrook.

In order for us to be successful there must be the right products.  on time,  reliable sources of money for our deals and a strong  team of contractors and realtors. With that background I am sharing with you the number one opportunity for small to mid-size businesses selling products and services to companies like mine.

The Number 1 Opportunity For Small Businesses To Absolutely Kick Ass In A Market Dominated by The Big Box Stores

You probably already know what this is because the issue is not limited to stores servicing real estate investors.  All of us from time to time need to call the cable company or the company where we get our cell phone service.  Except of course unless you are a very successful person who can afford to have an assistant take care of these things for you. If you outsource the task then you are  generally immune from the day to day reality of  the deplorable level of customer service in this country that is pervasive at all large businesses – all.  If you are immune and you are running  a business, they you really need to pay attention to the following:

Deplorable Customer Service at All Large Companies Is The Number 1 Opportunity for Smaller Businesses.  Here are The Top 3 Actions Steps That Will Guarantee Your Competitive Edge:

  1. Never install automated attendant phone systems – never. Have a live person answer the phone all the time. That person needs to be at your business and not outsourced to some remote location. There is a process and procedure for doing this right which is beyond the scope of this article.
  2. Know your customer!  Here is one example.  We order flooring from a local supplier.  Their pricing and service is good.  They have no idea that we have projects in our pipeline, They do not have any connections to other suppliers like cabinets, kitchen and bath, tile, All you have to do is continually update your circle of qualified suppliers and contractors and refer business to them. We are always looking for qualified resources. This is so easy to do and nobody does it.
  3. Communicate with your customers. The only email I ever get from any supplier including contractors is a bill.  Nobody calls or emails me to ask about our level of satisfaction with their in-store experience,  product quality, delivery and installation where applicable.  Nobody – not one and we deal with quite a few companies.

My Number One Recommendation for the “Big Box” stores:

Each CEO needs to get out of their office and become a mystery shopper by phone an in person.  If you do this you will reinvent your company and nobody will be able to even come close.

Your comments and experiences in the market place are encouraged and welcomed.

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2015 Business Development and Profit Growth Strategy

Building Business Profits Fast In my book Building Business Profits Fast I detail the importance of having a clearly defined goal that is measurable and has a very specific timeline for achievement. In an article posted on this site near the beginning of this year I presented the one element most often missing for success. Click Here for a refresher on that article That missing component is actually the theme of an entire book that I have been frequently mentioning which is Consious Creator by Kris Krohn. His book is the foundation of the newest division of The Strongbrook Group named The Consious Creator Mentoring Network which I joined as soon as I learned about it.

I consistently look for resources that will further expand my insight to goal achievement in all areas of my life. Very recently I published a report on a book by Bob Burg titled The Go-Gifter and how that is now further influencing my thinking and actions as I link The Five Laws of Stratospheric Success with the six laws of Conscious Creating in the book Conscious Creator.

All of these resources and more are influencing the clarity of my business and personal growth strategy for 2015. I am outlining that for you here with the omission of my business profits targets and non- business targets. As we near the end of the first quarter of 2015 I have already made adjustments to the measurable targets I set at the beginning of the year. At this point I am keeping those confidential except to share them with my mentors.

Primary Goal: Financial Independence – this means monthly income that comes in whether I am working or not exceeds my operating expenses plus reserves. Income whether I am working or not is called residual income and I have built a gradient scale for this residual income near term target that then increases from that point. My strategy to achieve that goal is to develop businesses that I am passionate about and that bring the most value to others considering my skill set. The following are the components of this strategy:

Real Estate Investment:

My focus is on acquiring distressed properties, renovating them and reselling them. This buy fix and flip model provides a desirable home for a retail buyer and enhances the neighborhood and community.

Real Estate investment that yields positive residual cash flow: I am using my affiliation with the investment and entrepreneur divisions of The Strongbrook Group to achieve this objective.

Health and Wellness:

The following are two companies I am excited about that I am looking to also be a source of residual income. At the very least I a will personally benefit tremendously from the products.

I am in the process of converting all the household and personal use products to totally healthy and environmentally save formulas. The company I have chosen is Melaleuca Their amazing product line is very affordable and they offer incredible incentives to learn about and use the products. Ask me how you can be paid $100 just for watching videos about the company and products.

Personal health and wellness transformation: I have done several of these programs in the past and now I am embarking on another one with the products of a company that uses no processed foods. That is a 10 day program with a 20 days continuity program following. I was offered a $50 gift card to try this program and the company offers a 100% guarantee for 60 days. I am now encouraging others to join me and will gift anyone interested a $50 gift card like I received. Click Here for details.

One of my favorite product line is healthy coffee and tea by Organo Gold. I enjoy coffee and tea and once I understood the powerful benefits of the Chinese herb Ganoderma Lucidem I changed from the brand I had been drinking for many years and now only use Organo Gold. Click Here for more information.

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Personal Development is a high priority for me. As member of Strongbrook’s Mentoring Network, I already see tremendous resources being loaded into their vault .

I am using Send Out Cards for thank you cards, appreciation cards and of course holiday and special event cards I absolutely love Send Out Cards. I create my own using pictures I file when I see one I like or at times pictures I take myself along with a personalized message for the recipient.

I will continue to offer my professional services as a business development and real estate investment coach. The most economical way to benefit from my experience that includes successfully coaching hundreds of companies and entrepreneurs is to join one of more of the companies I am in that I have listed here.

I am continually looking at ways to improve the marketing and implementation systems related to my strategy. I am being advised my a major internet and direct marketing expert on how to jump start the business building components of my strategy. One of the five laws in The Go-Giver book is The Law of Compensation. Very simply the more people you serve the larger your income. Systems are needed to serve large numbers of people.

In conclusion for now – I have a financial independence plan that I am working. I am strongly advising you to have your own plan based on your passions then work the plan in order to realize your goals.

Your Success Is My Business

Coach, Mentor, Real Estate Investor

Business Turnaround and Real Estate Investment Coach, Real Estate Investor, Business Builder

Steve

The Go- Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann – A Very Valuable Book

The Go-Giver

Last year I released the book Buiilding Business Profits Fast   The intent of this book is to provide a blueprint for well building business profits fast  It does that and now I am recommending that you get The Go-Giver book by Bob Burg and John David Mann and be sure to read, study and have a number of copies of one sheet printed with The Five Laws of Stratospheric Success you will learn from the book.

I really love the writing style of using a story to deliver very valuable lessons. I think Og Mandino was the first author I read using this approach. Others include Robin Sharma and most recently until last night Kris Krohn with his book Conscious Creator The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann arrived at my home yesterday and I began studying it last night. It  Is short and very powerful. I would love to give you the laws it teaches but listing them for you would not be fair to the authors. Get the boo! Note: It is not a game changer because only you can change your game. This will guide you. What came to me this morning is how powerful the message is in this book when used on conjunction with the Six  laws of conscious creating the book by Kris Krohn Kris tells me there are actually 7 and I will discover the 7th when I take the Conscious Creator Live program. That along with an rapidly expanding vault of information is the foundation of The Conscious Creating Mentoring Network – a division of The Strongbrook Group.

If you go to Amazon.com and bring up the book The Go-Getter you will have the opportunity to read the first chapter for no charge. Go ahead and do that buy while you are there buy the book. You will have no regrets.

Here is one example of a principle I knew but was delivered to me in the book in a way that I am likely not to forget: The Law of Compensation “Your income is determined by how many people you serve and how well you serve them.” You want  more income. Serve more people. Look a popular movie starts, singers, high income network marketers – all serve a large number of people.  That is one of five laws in the book and there is a great story surrounding each one which makes them easy to remember.

Coach, Mentor, Real Estate Investor

Business Turnaround and Real Estate Investment Coach

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Strongbrook and The Incredible Value of Their Conscious Creator Mentoring Network

The Strongbrook Group has three divisions

1. Investment
2. Entrepreneurship
3. Conscious Creator Mentoring Network (referred to as their personal development network and mentoring division)

The Conscious Creator Mentoring Network is best explained in this 4 minute video.

Attention: Speakers, Authors, Coaches, Influencers

Kris Krohn, Steve Pohlit, Kalenn Krohn

Kris Krohn,Founder, Steve Pohlit Kalenn Krohn

There is a major benefit to having your best content approved by Strongbrook to be included in their mentoring vault. Those advantages include

1. Increased exposure to your resources from the entire membership of Conscious Creator Mentoring Network which is growing very rapidly.
2. Drive your list to the mentoring division and benefit economically when they join Strongbrook
3. JV with Strongbrook on you high ticket professional service programs.
4. The Biggest Benefit – when you join your membership is duplicated for a disadvantaged person, you are helping Strongbrook mentor them to grow out of their current circumstances. This is a one for one. Every new member results in a new gift.

The Strongbrook Group There is more so much more than a brief article can present. Here are some links for you to explore:

Conscious Creator Mentoring Division

Become A Mentor

Entrepreneurship Division

Investment Division

Let me help you with any questions and I have a direct line to the founder who is very interested helping any way he can.

Steve Pohlit
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