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When was the last time you reviewed the ROI for your marketing activities? Not all channels are created equal!
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How To Keep Your Customers Loyal Forever - bit.ly/1GSTEom
We all know it’s easier to keep an existing customer than it is to win a new one. But too often, that insight gets forgotten as businesses focus obsessively on new customer acquisition – a pursuit Noah Fleming, author of Evergreen: Cultivate the Enduring Customer Loyalty that Keeps Your Business [...]
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Are you struggling with a business decision? There are consequences for your indecision! ow.ly/10j7md
Paul Foster | Business growth help, Decision Making in Business, Grow a Business, Start a Business
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This generation wants flexibility in their workplace: http://ow.ly/u2Nq300wFQu
Paul Foster | Flexible work environment benefits, Grow a Business, How to Have Happy Employees, Managing employees
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Regardless of what stage your business is in, you need to start and develop a succession plan: ow.ly/ZNCST
Paul Foster | Family owned business, Grow a Business, Selling a business, Succession Planning Advice
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Trying something new in your business? Define your goals, document expectations and measure the results.
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Business owners... what's holding you back? ow.ly/YJVth
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Likely your front line employees have excellent ideas on how to improve the systems in your business... ask them!
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What's more valuable... an academic degree or real-life experience? http://ow.ly/AZdH300wGcW
Paul Foster | Business mentality, Entrepreneurial advice, Grow a Business, Start a Business
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Want to make your business great? Learn from this 5 year old: http://ow.ly/tpy5300wEGG
My 5-year-old daughter learned to ride a two-wheel bike this past weekend. She picked it up in about 15 minutes. By the end of the weekend, she had built up incredible confidence and was zipping around like it was nobody's business. Of course, she didn't really pick it up in 15 minutes.
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The real cost of a poor hire: onforb.es/1XmTotB
Most managers understand that there’s an investment — of both time and money — associated with the recruiting, hiring and onboarding process. They also understand the negative consequences that result when a recent hire doesn’t end up sticking around.
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Always 'selling'? Successful business owners know that loyalty and retention are about feeling and connection. http://ow.ly/Cfct300kdtS
I was in a meeting recently when someone who was quiet for most of the discussion perked up and said: “Our customers don't want to hear from us regularly! They don't want us calling or emailing or checking in with them. They're busy people. They only want to hear from us when they're ready to ...
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The Business Therapist® - We help startups and business innovators.
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About The Business Therapist®

It’s easier than ever to start and grow a business and you don’t have to go it alone.

We’ve taken the best tools and methods for startup founders and business innovators and made them simpler, easier and more fun to use.

We support the resource providers in their efforts to communicate, collaborate and grow their community’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

We are entrepreneurs and innovators – just like you; and we’re here to help.

About Paul Foster

Paul Foster is the founder and leader of the team at The Business Therapist®. His business experience began as a trusted advisor (CPA, CA) to small business families as the owner and founder of an accounting firm which he sold after 20 years.

In 2010, Paul was recognized by his business advising peers as the RANONE North American Advisor of the Year.

In 2011, Paul went ‘back to school’ himself as the Entrepreneur in Residence and then as the Lean Startup Advisor, both positions at the Odette School of Business at University of Windsor. Throw in a trip to Stanford for Steve Blank’s Lean Launchpad program in June of 2013 and some painful lessons as a startup founder himself, Paul is a seasoned veteran of the business development world.

Whether you are starting, growing or selling your business, Paul has the knowledge and relevant real life stories ready to share with you.

The Business Therapist®  serves business owners in the United States, Canada and the UK: Business consulting, strategic planning, financial advisory services, training, education, mediation and conflict resolution.

  • Accounting services
  • Financial planning
  • Financial forecasting
  • Fiscal assessment and evaluation
  • Assistance in setting and achieving personal financial goals and milestones
  • Consulting services in business management
  • Business planning
  • Business process reengineering
  • Assessment of business strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
  • Strategizing
  • Structuring and developing a corporate culture
  • Diagnostic assessment of the business
  • Selecting and ranking action steps and assistance in implementing the actions
  • Customer service training
  • Systematizing the business processes
  • Collecting feedback from employees, customers and owners
  • Identifying differentiation strategies
  • Assistance in preparing a business for sale
  • Exit strategy and transition to retirement
  • Providing education seminars for business owners on business and financial management
  • Delivering business consulting services in a seminar format and facilitating discussion of topics among business owners in attendance
  • Coaching and mentoring services for business owners
  • Strategic planning and implementation services
  • Human resources management consulting
  • Evaluating markets for existing products and services
  • Providing and implementing marketing strategies and advertising wares and services
  • Assistance to marketing to existing customers and improving the conversion ratio of potential leads to sales
  • Implementing systems to monitor results of marketing and advertising efforts
  • Customer relationship management training and consulting
  • Computer and telecommunication training services
  • Mediation services for business co-owners
  • Action plan management
  • Succession planning for business owners
  • Conflict resolution services
  • Facilitating and providing conferences, meetings and retreats for business owners
  • Profit improvement services for business owners
  • Providing analysis of leading business performance indicators