The Best and Highest Business News®
Volume 9, Number 2
February 28, 2007


  1. BGC Wins Second NEO SUCCESS Award
  2. Five Big Mistakes Big Companies Make in Selling to Small Companies
  3. Birol Growth Consulting® Helps Hillary’s Gifts Find Its Best and Highest Use in “Best Intentions™”
  4. Andys 10 Year Client Celebration Continues: Marchs Special Events are Announced
1. BGC Wins Second NEO SUCCESS Award

Dear Friends, Clients, and Colleagues,

It is with gratitude that, thanks to my clients, Birol Growth Consulting has won the 2007 NEO Success Award as one of northeast Ohios most successful companies and again, the only sole proprietorship to ever win this award, sponsored by Inside Business Magazine.

Without my clients success, my business would be nothing.



P.S. Recently I spoke to the CEO Forum of the Document Management Association.

Click here to learn why you should have me speak to your Association.

2. Five Big Mistakes Big Companies Make in Selling
to Small Companies

Podcast with Anita Campbell of Small Business Trends. Click here for the podcast and a PDF of the interview.

3. Birol Growth Consulting® Helps Hillary’s Gifts Find Its Best and Highest Use in "Best Intentions™"

Challenge: Smart business owners know that the strength of a company depends on the relationships it forges with clients. Just ask Hillary Feder, owner of Hillarys Hand Painted and Personalized Gifts of Hopkins, Minnesota Her job is to create gift solutions to solidify the bond between her clients-mostly businesses and organizations-and their customers, employees, and constituents.

The irony? Until recently, Hillarys Gifts focused more on selling product than value in their own client relationships. Like most of the promotional products industry, the company was product-focused. However, Feder realized a few years ago that her business could do more. "I wanted to move into a consulting model, but at the time nobody in my industry was talking about it," she recalled.

That would soon change, but not fast enough for Feder. How could she sell the value of her company-and her industry-to clients who were used to talking about products and price?

The BGC Solution: Click here to read about Hillary Feders wonderful success.

4. Andy’s 10 Year Client Celebration Continues: March’s Special Events are Announced

This coming March features four exciting BGC client events continuing my celebration of your success and my 10 years in business.  Please click here to read more.

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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