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This blog is dedicated to providing our readers with relative, actionable information about succeeding in business by thinking like a Top-Notch CEO.

We All Have a “Bottom Drawer” – Is There Gold in Yours?

  Discover the concept of the Bottom Drawer and how it may be affecting your bottom line, good or bad. In the video below, Dr. Stephie Althouse, CEO of Top-Notch CEO, is interviewed by Robert Donnell from P5 Marketing, about the “Bottom Drawer” concept. HINT: It swallows potentially profitable ideas, important projects and business planning that…
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Digital Turnaround

Digital Turnaround: How Your Online Business Gets Really Successful

Do you have a business that makes most or all its revenue online? Are you considering to rebuild your website to bring your business to the next level and accomplish your goals? Perhaps you are in the process of talking to web developers as we speak. You might be wise to consider a new concept…
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Executive Coach Growth Hacking

Why Hire an Executive Coach: 15 Reasons Why CEO’s Cannot Coach Themselves

Why would a business owner, CEO or executive, hire an executive coach? Well, one reason for sure is growth hacking. What CEO’s main objective isn’t to grow his company’s success? After all, he or she has set high goals, has an obligation to the company’s investors, shareholders and to their people. Since growth is the…
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The top notch consultant listens well

The Top Notch Consultant: 25 Critical Criteria for Hiring the Right Consultant

High-performance athletes know two things; one, they cannot coach themselves and two, their performance increases with a great coach. If you have a successful business, you have likely hired a top notch business consultant at some time or have considered it. Much like the athlete, successful business people know that there are times when a fresh…
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Business Power Plan Template

Simple Business Plan Template KISS

Can writing a business plan actually be simple and effective at the same time? Is there a simple business plan template and process for using it that leads to acceleration of success, yet does not require more than 4-5 hours of effort to finish? P5 Radio asked Dr. Stephie Althouse, Geek Guru, founder, and CEO of…
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How to Use Gender Diversity as an Edge

This blog originally appeared on Intelliversity on March 28, 2017, here. Robert Steven Kramarz, Executive Director of Intellivesity, is the author. See his bio at the bottom of the page. My first post on the subject of gender diversity on management teams may have created the false impression that I am indifferent to gender discrimination. So let me…
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