Howard Shore’s Interview with Square Peg Round Hole

In this interview with Square Peg Round Hole, Howard shares an essential framework to ensure your business moves forward in this rapidly changing and competitive economy. He talks about the three guiding elements – strategy, execution and people – to finding success in your business and how if you’re not paying attention to these then…

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Activate Group, Inc. Welcomes New Executive Coach

Multifaceted Strategist and Advisor, Theresa Pidcock, Joins Activate Founder and CEO, Howard Shore, in Serving America’s Business Community (MIAMI, FL – June 27, 2017) Since 2004, the Activate Group has been showing business owners and executives how to identify and capture profit by mastering the disciplines, tools and processes that will give them more control…

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How is a Consultant Different From a Coach?

One of the hardest decisions for a CEO, owner, or other senior executive is whether to retain outside assistance with matters that will help strengthen themselves and their business. There are different types of advisors that can assist you. Do not assume they are all pretty much the same thing! There are similarities among the…

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What’s the Difference Between a Business Coach and an Executive Coach… and Which Do I Need?

The difference between business coaching and executive coaching.

Business Coaching vs. Executive Coaching When considering Executive or Business Coaching, you may find you need one, the other, or both. There are some similarities and vast differences. Regardless of type, the Coach is not there to provide answers or solutions. With coaching, the premise is that the leadership team or person being coached already…

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Is Your Revenue Habit Hurting the Value of Your Company?

Several years ago, a company in the business services segment hired me because their revenue had stalled. It was a company that prided itself on its ability to market and sell. It was considered an industry leader in its space, yet its revenue was stuck in a range. The customers they had were very happy.…

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3 Common Concerns

You may be in the process of deciding whether to hire a business coach at this time. After speaking to many leaders over the years, I have found that there are three common reasons given for why a business investigates hiring a business coach and then does not hire one. All of them are really…

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3 Barriers to Peak Performance

Does your business operate at peak business performance? Have you built a business model that delivers high net profit and is scalable? Are you wondering how you might achieve better success?  After working with more than 100 companies, we are confident that we can improve your business in the following areas. STRATEGY If your company…

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How to Find and Fix the Biggest Leaks in Your Business

Even the most successful leaders and entrepreneurs can have holes, or leaks, in their business model or strategies. That means that there are components of their business that are being slowed down, or aren’t running as efficiently as they could be. Often, these leaks are not obvious just by the debit and credit statements of…

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The How and Why of a Great Business Plan

Too many young companies are too eager to dive in head first, without first considering where they are going and what they hope to accomplish. While enthusiasm is certainly an asset, there is also something to be said about the importance of planning and having an organized set of goals you are striving for. Business…

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