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Nancy Michaels
Nancy Michaels is CEO and Founder of Grow Your Business Network and She is also the first president and COO of Coined as “America’s #1 Fortune 500 Consultant” she is a globally recognized business development coach, author of seven books, speaker, and consultant to both large and small business owners and companies targeting women and diversity. Nancy is a leading authority on personal and professional reinvention, working with individuals and companies that have a strong desire to create positive change for themselves and their businesses. She has been featured in numerous business publications including Entrepreneur magazine, US News and World Report, Business Week, and Fortune Small Business. To learn more about Nancy, please visit

Entries by Nancy Michaels

Is Your Business Out of Order? Three Ways to Re-Sequence Your Marketing and Business Development

(0) Comments | Posted April 6, 2015 | 5:18 PM

Order! Order!


Here's some good news that I hope will give you hope in your own business growth. In my more than 25 years of working with big and small businesses, I find that most companies have what it takes to be a...

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The Reinvention of the Cadillac: Daring to Be Different

(5) Comments | Posted March 16, 2015 | 7:21 PM

My dad was a loyal Cadillac driver and consumer of the iconic and classic brand. I remember climbing into the soft, plush leather seats with plenty of room to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. I especially liked the seat divider that would separate my younger brother Tommy and...

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Reinventing Ways to Stand Out and Be Remembered

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2015 | 12:39 PM

One of my passions is to help brainstorm creative ways for my clients to stand out and be remembered in a positive and unusual way. I even co-authored a book on the subject with Debbie Kickham, entitled Off the Wall Marketing Ideas (Adams Media 2000).

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Top 10 Ways to Identify Sponsors and Partners

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 2:14 PM

It's a fresh new year and a perfect time to broaden your business horizon with additional clients and increased revenue. My experience has shown that working with large corporations, associations and 2015-01-20-Growthstategy.jpgbrands are lucrative and can be highly leveraged. In many...

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Reinventing Win-Win-Win Business Relationships

(0) Comments | Posted December 8, 2014 | 6:42 PM

Life is all about relationships, right? In our personal lives we put high value on the people who we're closest to -- our spouses or life partners, children, extended family and close friends.

So, are we looking at our professional relationships we have with our clients, suppliers, vendors and...

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Reinventing: Your Follow-Up and Follow Through

(1) Comments | Posted November 13, 2014 | 4:12 PM

I see this all the time in my coaching business and mastermind groups. My clients spend a lot of time on the pre-planning and on-site work -- for prospect presentations, trade shows, conferences, networking events and on and on. Here's where they fall short: It's all about the follow-up...

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Reinventing Your Midlife Relationship -- With Yourself

(0) Comments | Posted October 25, 2014 | 9:00 AM

Is it me or is something in the air or water? I'm talking about the inordinate numbers of single people I know and work with -- at 50! I guess I'm not alone (no pun intended). It's true, I'm at that "age" where people who were married for many years,...

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Top 10 Ways to Generate Stand-Out Publicity

(2) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 11:20 PM

I am often asked about ways to market a product without spending a fortune. We all believe our product or service is "newsworthy," right? The key is to fine-tune your pitch -- just as you would to attract a new client and seek out the WIIFT -- What's In It...

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Top 10 Ways to Attract High Paying Clients

(4) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 11:19 AM

With summer drawing to a close, it is time to get your focus back on growing your business. Fall is a great time to re-energize and recharge. One of the pitfalls I see so many business executives fall into, is thinking too small and doing the same things they have...

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Reinventing Your Business: The Top 10 List

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 11:11 PM

Everyone gets into a professional or business slump. The best of the best in their field have had the proverbial bump in the road.


When it happened to me, it came in the form an emotional, physical and...

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Dad Said What? Reinventing My Views On Fatherhood

(3) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 6:50 PM

The first motivational speaker in my life was my dad. He preached to us at an early age, when we asked for something, by saying, "Wish in one hand, shit in the other, and tell me which one fills up faster." Touché. We learned not to keep asking.


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A Letter to My First Child, Chloe, Adopted From China, as She Graduates High school

(6) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 1:48 PM

My first child graduated from high school this past weekend. To say that it was a proud parenting moment would be an understatement that I know I share with so many other parents who've experienced their own children's commencement recently.

The act of graduating from high school or college...

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Reinventing School Snacks?

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 5:37 PM

As the mother of three teenagers, life is always interesting. My two girls are ages 18 and 15 and were both adopted from China as infants. I, unexpectedly, conceived after our first adoption and was blessed with a son -- who was delivered between the two adoptions. We learned early...

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