The Best and Highest Business News®
Volume 9, Number 7
August, 2007


1. Letter from the Editor: Introducing "Getting There"
2. The New BGC Website
3. Case Study: Jamestown Paint
4. BGC presents: Ed Poll, October 5th

1. Letter from the Editor: Introducing "Getting There"
The new BGC Message, Newsletter & Website

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Clients,

Running your business is a journey, and for many of you, growth is not your only or even your preferred goal. Which of the following provokes you the most? Tell me at and I will send you a free e-book or article to help you "Get There":

  • Sell your business?
  • Pass on your business to family?
  • Pass on your business to your employees?
  • Fund more growth?
  • Buy another business?
  • Preserve your business lifestyle?
  • Preserve your personal and family lifestyle?
  • Continue to build on your Best and Highest Use?
  • Continue to build on your firms Best and Highest Use?
  • Increase your profits without growing?
  • Change nothing, just keep it as is?

Maybe you are not sure and are just trying to decide. I understand. Every business owner has to define how they are going to get there.

If this strikes a chord, please contact me at or (440) 349-1970. Together, we can help you decide where to go and how to get there!

To help you now, I have renamed my newsletter, "Getting There." Stay tuned over the coming months for useful articles and information to help you get there.

But immediately, I have redesigned my website to better help you get there now. Read how it can help you and how to use below.

To your success in getting there!

2. The New BGC Website: Use
to help you "Get There"



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3. Birol Growth Consulting Helps Jamestown Paint, a Family-Owned Business, Prepare for Succession and Penetrate New Market

Click here to read how Andy is helping this 4th generation, 122-year old firm reinvent itself.

Birol Growth Consulting Helps Jamestown Paint, a Family-Owned Business Prepare for Succession and Penetrate New Market

Challenge: Jamestown Paint is a 122-year old family-owned company with an enormous opportunity. Headquartered in the northwest corner of Pennsylvania some 80 miles north of Pittsburgh, the company develops and manufactures industrial paints, coatings, and powders sold to OEMs in many industries, including automotive, plastics, and heavy equipment. While the business is succeeding, its marketplace is competitive and margins tend to be low. As the fourth-generation of Waltons prepares to lead the company, how can the business not only maintain profitability but grow? By entering an exciting new market, the right way.

Click here to learn how Andy is helping the Waltons "Get There".

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4. BGC Sponsors: The Consultant to Lawyers,
Ed Poll, Presents in Cleveland on October 5th

Are you an attorney and want to grow your practice? Or are you a business owner and want your attorneys business to grow? If so, learn more about Andys sponsorship of Eds special event for attorneys.

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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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