Monday, May 30, 2016

Monday Musings: Living Up To Your Value Proposition






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NANCY BETH is the President & Executive Consultant at Sweet Spot Academy.

At Sweet Spot Academy, we solve and simplify "HOW" to keep your business moving forward by offering a suite of know-how based business training and empowerment programs.  We focus on small group workshops and customized training programs.

Our customized business growth and skills training programs provide the inspiration, motivation and strategic KNOW-HOW knowledge that helps you and your staff confidently implement your business development growth plans.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Benefits of Small Group Learning





With the buzz of social media and virtual webinars and seminars, while they play an important role in business development and skills training programs, quite often they are not enough.
In my twenty plus years’ experience of developing and delivering customized training and empowerment programs, there is no substitution for face-to-face communication, collaboration, education and learning. No matter how many times I dissect the pie, it boils down to the majority of entrepreneurs, small business owners and freelance independent consultants preferring live interaction and collaboration with others, holding them accountable to implement the necessary changes and new skills they have acquired.
For this reason, Sweet Spot Academy has designed a suite of small business training workshops, group coaching business growth programs, and educational empowerment programs in small group workshop format.
Small group learning provides a unique experience for participants where they have the opportunity to leverage the brain trust of others in the group. It is an intimate, relational experience that cultivates creativity, passion and enthusiasm. Learning is more participant-centred when individuals collaborate, communicate and build confidence in themselves and in dealing with others. While receiving and giving immediate feedback, participants experience more hands-on support as they achieve group work and individuals tasks.
In small group learning, facilitators play a pivotal role to the success of achieving learning outcomes. A key goal is to motivate, inspire and build participant confidence, while allowing for independent and group collaboration learning experiences to come to the forefront that build communications and critical thinking skills.
The great benefit of small group learning is each group is unique, creative, complex, and inspiring in its own way. Here at Sweet Spot Academy, we guide our clients through our unique facilitated processes so they have the community, resources, plan and answers to confidently move their business and ideas forward.
ABOUT SWEET SPOT ACADEMY
We provide a suite of solutions that help you answer 'how' do I keep my business moving forward. Our customized business growth coaching and skills training programs provide you and your staff with the inspiration, motivation, and strategic know-how knowledge to confidently grow your business and keep it moving forward. To book a consultation or learn more about how we can help you grow your business, visit http://nancybethguptill.me/
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NANCY BETH is the President & Executive Consultant at Sweet Spot Academy.

At Sweet Spot Academy, we solve and simplify "HOW" to keep your business moving forward by offering a suite of know-how based business training and empowerment programs.  We focus on small group workshops and customized training programs.

Our customized business growth and skills training programs provide the inspiration, motivation and strategic KNOW-HOW knowledge that helps you and your staff confidently implement your business development growth plans.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

When You Feel Like Giving Up






In this Facebook Broadcast, I share a little bit about what it feels like when you want to give up on your business, while providing a bit of hope and inspiration.  I also comment about the book "The Dip" by Seth Godin, a highly recommended book that teaches you when to quit and when to stick.


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Nancy Beth is an Entrepreneur & Small Business Owner, Founder of Sweet Spot Academy and a Motivational Speaker for Women & Girls.

At Sweet Spot Academy, we solve and simplify "HOW" to keep your business moving forward by offering a suite of know-how based business training and empowerment programs.  We focus on small group workshops and customized training programs.

Hope Marketing Versus The 5 Point Profit System




In this Facebook Broadcast, I introduce the difference between Hope Marketing and the 5 Point Profit System.

In the broadcast, I mention our 5 Point Profit Calculator.  Below is the link to the calculator so you can see that with just a little bit of focus on these areas, you can generate substantial new profit for your business, using direct marketing and business building strategies.

Link to 5 Point Profit Calculator http://sweetspotmarketingacademy.ca/newprofit/ 



With our 5 Point Profit Formula you can experience new growth and profit in your business.  Swing by our website and input your baseline information (actual numbers you have achieved to date using your most recent annual figures) then calculate the potential new profit you can achieve by focusing on these 5 areas:
  1. More Leads
  2. More Conversions
  3. More Transactions
  4. Higher Prices
  5. More Profits



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Nancy Beth is an Entrepreneur & Small Business Owner, Founder of Sweet Spot Academy and a Motivational Speaker for Women & Girls.

At Sweet Spot Academy, we solve and simplify "HOW" to keep your business moving forward by offering a suite of know-how based business training and empowerment programs.  We focus on small group workshops and customized training programs.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Dream Big During Idea Creation



In this Facebook Broadcast, I share the importance of dreaming big during idea creation mode, a bit about my role in serving entrepreneurs and small businesses when I was an economic development practitioner, and extend an invitation to attend a transformative small group workshop called Dream Launch Grow.


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Nancy Beth is an Entrepreneur & Small Business Owner, Founder of Sweet Spot Academy and a Motivational Speaker for Women & Girls.

At Sweet Spot Academy, we solve and simplify "HOW" to keep your business moving forward by offering a suite of know-how based business training and empowerment programs.  We focus on small group workshops and customized training programs.

DREAM LAUNCH GROW INCUBATOR






DREAM | LAUNCH | GROW | Incubator

THINK-Ubate with Sweet Spot Academy


Ideas need support, action, and education in order to grow and thrive. The DREAM LAUNCH GROW Incubator is designed to give you and your ideas a perfect ‘growth’ environment.

The DREAM, LAUNCH, GROW Incubator is a unique process designed to get your roadmap in place, clarify your vision and get you moving toward your goals. It’s equal parts focus group, resource-sharing space, supportive community, and an intangible part that you can’t really imagine until you experience it.

The program is for anyone with a new business idea, product or service concept, or creative project, at any stage of its evolution.  Whether you feel ‘stuck’ and need some guidance to get out of a rut, have a really great business service or product idea that you would like to take to market, or you have hit a plateau in your business and want to figure out the next steps, the Incubator increases momentum, clarifies your vision and establishes a goal-getting action plan.

Starting May 31st, Come Dream Launch & Grow with us at OpenEats in Downtown Summerside. To enrol or for more details visit: http://bit.ly/DreamLaunchGrow

WORKSHOP INFORMATION
   DATES:         May 31 & June 7, 14, 21 
   TIME:            1:30 PM - 3:45 PM
   LOCATION:  OpenEats / OpenHub, Downtown Summerside
   To Register:  http://bit.ly/DreamLaunchGrow


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Nancy Beth is an Entrepreneur & Small Business Owner, Founder of Sweet Spot Academy and a Motivational Speaker for Women & Girls.

At Sweet Spot Academy, we solve and simplify "HOW" to keep your business moving forward by offering a suite of know-how based business training and empowerment programs.  We focus on small group workshops and customized training programs.

The Benefits of Small Group Workshops


With the buzz of social media and virtual webinars and seminars, while they do play an important role in training and educational workshops, quite often they are not enough. 

In my twenty plus years’ experience of developing and delivering customized training and empowerment programs, there is no substitution for face-to-face communication, collaboration, education and learning.  No matter how many times I dissect the pie, it boils down to the majority of entrepreneurs, small business owners and freelance independent consultants preferring live interaction and collaboration with others, holding them accountable to implement the necessary changes and new skills they have acquired.

For this reason, Sweet Spot Academy has designed a suite of small business training workshops and educational empowerment programs in small group workshop format.  Small group teaching provides a unique experience for participants where they have the opportunity to leverage the brain trust of others in the group. It is an intimate, relational experience that cultivates creativity, passion and enthusiasm. Learning is more participant-centered where individuals collaborate, communicate and build confidence in themselves and in dealing with others. While receiving and giving immediate feedback, participants experience more hands-on support as they achieve group work and individual tasks.   

In small group learning, facilitators play a pivotal role to the success of achieving learning outcomes.  A key goal is to motivate, inspire and build participant confidence, while allowing for independent and group collaboration learning experiences to come to the forefront that build communication skills. 

The great benefit of small group learning is each group is unique, creative, complex, and inspiring in its own way. Here at Sweet Spot Academy, we guide our clients through our unique facilitated processes so they have the resources, plan and answers to move their business and ideas forward.


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Nancy Beth is an Entrepreneur & Small Business Owner, Founder of Sweet Spot Academy and a Motivational Speaker for Women & Girls.

At Sweet Spot Academy, we solve and simplify "HOW" to keep your business moving forward by offering a suite of know-how based business training and empowerment programs.  We focus on small group workshops and customized training programs.

Live Your Dreams, Love Your Life





LIVE YOUR DREAMS LOVE YOUR LIFE INCUBATOR
THINK-Ubate with Sweet Spot Academy
To Register:  http://bit.ly/LiveDreamsLoveLife

Is now soon enough to make your dreams and ideas come true?

We all have ideas just sitting around collecting dust in our mind. We think about our good ideas, daydream about them, we may even take small steps towards making them a reality. The fact is our ideas need support and action in order to grow and thrive. The Live Your Dreams Love Your Life workshop is designed to give you and your ideas the perfect growth environment.

Take the Live Your Dreams Love Your Life workshop to bring clarity, purpose and vision to your life. Get inspired and start moving towards the dreams, goals and lifestyle you always wanted to achieve.



WORKSHOP INFORMATION

  DATES:          May 31 & June 7, 14, 21 
  TIME:             9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
  LOCATION:   OpenEats / OpenHub, Downtown Summerside


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Nancy Beth is an Entrepreneur & Small Business Owner, Founder of Sweet Spot Academy and a Motivational Speaker for Women & Girls.

At Sweet Spot Academy, we solve and simplify "HOW" to keep your business moving forward by offering a suite of know-how based business training and empowerment programs.  We focus on small group workshops and customized training programs.