April 02, 2010 // Franchising.com // The small business owner community needs help, and ActionCOACH founder and Chairman Brad Sugars wants to come to their rescue. How exactly can one man come to the aid of business owners all across North America, and do it for them for free?
Sugars will do exactly what CEOs and business experts wish they could do for their clients - he will take time away from ActionCOACH and devote most of 2010 to tour North America. Starting April 12, he'll speak in 52 cities about the 28 reasons why his business is booming - and why everyone else's business should be booming, too.
"Given the fact that ActionCOACH and our clients have actually had a great year in 2009, I wanted to give back in the best way I know. We already coach more than a hundred charities pro-bono, but I wanted to help the business people who really are the back bone of the economy," Sugars said.
He will take about seven months of 2010 - to teach sales, marketing, management, cash flow, profitability, and the five most important metrics toward business growth to every CEO and business owner who is ready to listen.
Sugars "Business is Booming" tour, from April through September next year is about him sharing 28 proven strategies and "secrets" of growing your business during the current economic conditions.
He was one of Entrepreneur Magazine's Top 50 Entrepreneurs in 2007, one of 5 finalists for CEO of the Year in 2009, at the American Business Awards and has taken his private company ActionCOACH to the #65 ranked Franchise globally, and now seven years running the #1 ranked business consulting/coaching franchise.
"Several countries - Ireland and the U.S., especially - have been hit hard by the recession, and people need business advice," Sugars said. "This tour gives much-needed advice to coaches and their clients. I'm speaking about actionable items people can go away with and apply to their situations."
Sugars will tour U.S. and Canada from April 12 until September 16. Sugars will travel to 52 cities in North America - from San Diego to Miami to New York City to Vancouver, Alberta. He hopes that by visiting all these major cities, people who want to attend "Business is Booming" will live within commuting distance.
"The biggest disappointment is you can't get to more people - you can only go to so many cities," Sugars said. "There are more people that need help that just can't get to the event. But that's another reason I'm doing these tours - to give ActionCOACH more exposure and inform more people about what we do, so we might be able to help more people."
Sugars, a featured columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine, has given literally thousands of seminars to hundreds of thousands of attendees and has written fourteen books about business strategies, including the highly acclaimed business book series, "Instant Success Series," published by McGraw Hill.
He has maintained his stance throughout the economic instability: "If you have the knowledge, skills and guidance, you can turn the situation into a fantastic opportunity for your business."
It's worked for ActionCOACH...it can work for other business owners as well.
ActionCOACH is the world's number one business coaching and executive coaching firm, with more than 1,000 offices in 26 countries.