This is a guest post by Dr. Steve McSwain, an author,speaker and an incredible leadership coach. Please feel free to connect with Dr. Steve on Facebook, Twitter or Google+
When you think “hamburger: what comes to your mind?
McDonalds? Perhaps.
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What about “computers?”
Apple? Microsoft?

What about mobile phone providers?
…or, pizza? Lingerie? Airlines? Rental cars?

When I think of rental cars the first thing that comes to my mind is Hertz.

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I have not met anybody who doesn’t want to start a business at some point in their life. And everyone who is in business, wants to become successful.

Business Growth Strategies For Leaders

I have met a number of ultra-successful business leaders throughout my business career and there are about 6 important growth strategies they all take very seriously when it comes to their business. I believe anybody, who pays close attention to these business lessons, can become extremely successful.

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Almost everyone I have met wants to succeed in their own business. Everybody also wants to find that secret recipe to success in entrepreneurship. I remember those days sitting with friends almost every Friday and planning to start different business ventures.

Group of young people discussing about starting their own business in a casual setting

We used to have great discussions. What idea is going to work the best? What will be a good location? How to get the capital to invest? Who will be the target market and what reserves will we need to have available? I remember planning everything, distributing responsibilities among the group for further investigation and then Monday would come and ruin all our plans.

The cycle would recur every few weeks and none of us started any business for years.

Does this scenario sound familiar to you?

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