How did it get to be August?

I know many business owners ask the same question every year, but for me, it seems that 2023 has gone by faster than any other.

Are you that rate someone that has already achieved all of your goals that you set at the beginning of 2023? Or perhaps even surpassed them?

Or are you like many people who are still charging ahead while your goals continue to get further and further away?

As a business coach, I have the privilege of working with ambitious owners that share one commonality: You’re all striving to recognize the full potential of your ventures – and fulfilling your deep motivating desires.

Indeed, I feel privileged to play a part in your growth.


To that end, I want to share 8 proven strategies to help you CRUSH the rest of 2023.

I ask that you honestly rate yourself today on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being absolutely perfect.

Let me know what happens when you take action:

  • Set Clear Goals and Create a Roadmap: 

The first thing you must do when setting your sights on business growth is to establish clear goals and create a roadmap that outlines the steps to reach those goals. A well-defined action plan will keep you focused, as well as help you measure your progress and if necessary, re-engineer along the way. Without having goals and an action plan to execute those goals, you may find yourself wasting precious time without accomplishing the business growth that you desire.

How well do you score in this area? ____

Using Yvonne’s process and advice, I’ve not only exceeded the goals we set in December of 2022, we are preparing to go through a second round of her CEO plan to keep up with and continue to accelerate our growth – for both of our companies.Heather A. Kollar, Founder, and Managing Partner, The Heather A. Kollar Agency & h2ocleanse


  • Embrace Innovation and the Need to Adapt: 

In today’s fast-paced business environment, innovation and adaptability are necessary to survive and grow. Welcome innovation and don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone, and be open to trying new strategies and technologies. Look for ways to streamline processes, automate tasks, and stay ahead of the competition.

Using myself as an example, I am in the process of merging all of my digital tools into one cohesive platform, saving time, money and increasing productivity.

What’s your score in this area? _____


  • Invest in Your Team: 

Invest in your employees’ growth and provide training opportunities, encourage a culture of learning, and recognize their efforts. A happy and engaged workforce will contribute to increased efficiency and business growth.

What’s your score in this area? _____


  • Understand Your Customers: 

Your customers are the foundation of your business. Take the time to understand their needs, preferences, and pain points. Gather feedback regularly and use it to improve your products and services. A customer-centric approach builds loyalty and trust and leads to positive word-of-mouth.

Examples of how you can best gain client feedback: Surveys, 1-on-1 calls, and Engagement on Social Media.

What’s your score in this area? _____

8 Solid Strategies To Use Now If You Want to Still CRUSH 2023

  • Use Data Analytics: 

Utilize data analytics to gain a deeper understanding of your business’ performance and customer behavior. Analyze industry trends, identify patterns, and make data-driven decisions. Don’t fly by the “seat of your pants” and instead uncover opportunities for growth and optimization.

“With data collection, ‘the sooner, the better’ is always the best answer.” ~ Marissa Mayer, IT executive and co-founder of Lumi Labs, former Yahoo! president and CEO

What’s your score in this area? _____


  • Focus on Marketing and Branding: 

Today, more than ever, your business’s visibility and reputation play a crucial role in attracting new customers as well as retaining and growing existing ones. Invest in marketing and branding efforts to create a strong and recognizable identity. Build a solid online presence through social media and a user-friendly website. Engage with your audience and deliver value through content marketing.

“With the help of Yvonne, I was able to get clear what I needed to focus on, 1) Remaining Visible. 2) Identifying where I am able to increase my revenue without further investments. [..] With the help of these tips, we have drafted a strategy and plan of action. I am now able to work at my company instead of in my company. The investment made in Yvonne Dam I have more than earned back within 1 week.” Renate Sterkman, Founder and Owner La Petit Coiffeuse

How are you focusing on marketing + branding?

What’s your score in this area? _____


  • Network and Collaborate: 

Networking is not just about exchanging business cards; it’s about building meaningful connections. Attend industry events, join networking groups and professional associations, and collaborate with other businesses. Networking opens doors to new opportunities, ideas, and partnerships that can accelerate your business’s growth.

Relationships need to be reciprocal, and sometimes you may give to someone who cannot immediately help you – but someone who can will. Be a Go-Giver!

Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment. Your income is determined by how many people you serve and how well you serve them. The most valuable gift you have to offer is yourself. – Bob Burg, Author, The Go Giver

How are you networking and collaborating?

What’s your score in this area? _____


  • Monitor Financial Health: 

Efficiency goes hand in hand with financial health. Keep a close eye on your finances and ensure sound financial management. Track expenses, manage cash flow, and explore avenues for cost reduction. If this isn’t in your wheelhouse, bring in an outside resource to help, or consider hiring an in-house financial executive.

What is your current financial management practice?

What’s your score in this area? _____


Remember, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to business growth and efficiency. Every business is unique, and the strategies that work for one might not work for another. When I work with my clients, I tailor strategies to suit each business’s specific needs. I continually examine progress, and we re-engineer if necessary.

2023 isn’t over yet, but it is time to get moving if you want to CRUSH it before the end of year is here.

One of my signature programs is launching soon, and it’s designed to elevate people just like you. Send me a message if you’d like early access or have specific questions you’d like to ask.

Be the CEO of your life,



Yvonne Dam

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