Birol's Blog

Dear Owners, Clients, Colleagues and Friends, You May Ask:

Q: "What is a blog, Andy?"
A: Blog stands for "web log" and is a two-way website designed to provoke and host conversations contrasted with first-generation sites that "tell and sell." Blogs are the centerpiece of the Web 2.0 movement, the next phase of the Internet.

Q: "Andy, whats in it for me?"
A: Birols Blog is a free, on-demand, 24X7 resource for you to look for, ask for, and receive the help you need for your business to get there and grow.

Q: "How can your blog help my business?"
A: It is a free site for anyone who seeks my value but isnt ready and looking to hire me by:

  1. Giving you an easy way to get free advice
  2. Obtaining further information from my speeches and articles
  3. Creating a conduit to read questions and comments from other owners
  4. By learning more about what others think and value about me

Q: OK, Andy, how do I use your blog?
A: You can:

  1. Search for topics here
  2. Post a question here
  3. Look for free items on the left hand column here

2. Featured Post: With Chinese Quality Suspect, Revenge Can be a Dessert Best Enjoyed Cold

3. Featured Post: The Top Three Mistakes I See Business Owners Make

4. Featured Post: The Great Consulting Circle of Life

5. Andy Quoted in Others Blogs: Deborah Brown’s Bizinformer Blog and in Matt Aldertons The Shop Floor Blog

6. Andy is profiled in Consulting Crossing and in Give Yourself a Pay Day

About Andy

Builder of Best & Highest Use

A consultant, coach, author, and speaker, Andy Birol is a nationally recognized leader in the field of business growth. Based on interviewing over 5,000 businesses, Andy Birol, author of The Five Catalysts of Seven Figure Growth (CareerPress, 2006), has advised over 350 business owners and is an expert contributor to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNNs Dollar Signs, Entrepreneur, Business Week, and Inc. Magazine. By averaging a $100,000 impact on each of his clients, Andy has had a $35 million impact on the economy.

By focusing on the role of the owner as the "fuel" that drives a firm, Andy speaks to hundreds of groups of entrepreneurs on six continents, helping thousands to determine how they want to Get There, clarify or discover their Best and Highest Use® and achieve sustained and profitable growth. He coaches and consults with owners in three areas:

  1. Accelerating the growth of their companies.
  2. Extending growth during ownership and management succession.
  3. Refocusing on growth through intervention services.

Andy holds an MBA from Northwesterns Kellogg School and a BSBA summa cum laude from Boston Universitys School of Management. His own company, Birol Growth Consulting, won four Weatherhead 100 Awards as Northeast Ohios fastest growing single-employee business and 34th fastest growing company of any size. He was also recognized by Inside Business Magazine, which awarded him The Team NEO Success Award for 2005 and 2007. The author of five books, Andy lives in Solon, Ohio and is available at (440) 349-1970 or

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