Growth Driven

Growth Driven

Learn from top CEOs, CMOs, authors and industry leaders on proven strategies which are driving growth in influence, new customers, and profits.


June 28, 2022 6 min

“Strategy is only for big organizations”

Those with small companies or modest ambitions commonly believe that strategy is for those MBA types who manage Fortune 5000 level companies.

I would argue that one needs to rely on strategy, even more, when one has less money, opportunities, and resources.

Strategy helps you to prioritize and focus on important, life-defining activities that lead to further growth and success. 

When you’re stra...

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Recession-Proof Marketing Strategies with Cebron Walker
Featured Article:

Here is the Virtual Marketing Bootcamp link and a little bit of text about it:

The marketing bootcamp is designed for individuals, owners or team members who need to know digital marketing tools and tactics to implement NOW to recession-proof themselves and continue to grow their b...

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May 29, 2022 22 min

Recession Proof Your Business

This Is Your Business Survival Guide To Help You Prosper During Economic Crises 

During a recession, your primitive lizard brain reacts, commanding the erroneous knee-jerk reaction to hunker down and wait out the storm. 

Do you know what people do when they panic? They end up saying dumb sh*t and overreacting. They sabotage what they’re trying to resolve. 

Do you kn...

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About This Episode:
The Orange County Register featured @Edwin Dearborn as a true “Marketing Expert”. Edwin has also been featured in Entrepreneur, CBS MoneyWatch, Social Media Today, and other national media outlets. Edwin has appeared as a keynote speaker for Sony and the American Marketing Association.

Edwin is a veteran C-Level Executive, having been a CEO of a large non-profit...

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Business Development Process: The Skills, Strategy, and Activities

Business development is the process of implementing strategies and opportunities across your organization to promote growth and boost revenue.

It involves pursuing opportunities to help your business grow, identifying new prospects, and converting more leads into customers. Business development is cl...

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In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks to virtual CMO and author, Edwin Dearborn

Edwin shares that he helps companies, who are doing well but don’t have a CMO on board, who want to become more growth-driven. In other words, he’s the perfect fit for a company that doesn’t want to hire a full time CMO but needs that guidance to get to the next level. 

Edwin also helps to advise on content creati...

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Success Leaves Clues - What Does This Famous Quote About Success Mean?

“Long ago, I realized that success leaves clues, and that people who produce outstanding results do specific things to create those results. I believed that if I precisely duplicated the actions of others, I could reproduce the same quality of results that they had.” – Tony Robbins

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Sales Prospecting: What Does That Mean | B2B Sales & Lead Generation

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“Prospecting is the proactive search for potential clients and referrals. It is purely outbound and can be initiated at will. Prospecting is the process of identifying for yourself who your ideal clients are, then searching for them, and then creating a base of leads. The goal of prospecting ...

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As someone who has over 19,000 followers on LinkedIn and routinely has his posts seen by thousands of people per day, I’d like to help you win on LinkedIn.

I’ll keep this tutorial simple because how you can win on LinkedIn is simple.

But before I get into the Action Plan, let me share two observations.

Observation No.1: Most people don’t succeed on social media because they will not do the basic...

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March 9, 2022 34 min

Real Estate 2022 with Zachary Beach

After many years of coaching and constantly doing deals himself independently, Chris Prefontaine founded Smart Real Estate Coach in 2014, bringing in his son Nick, daughter Kayla, and son-in-law Zachary as the company began to grow. The family team coaches investors on how to properly scale and automate their businesses throughout North America — all without using ...

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The War For Talent with Evan Sohn

Evan is a senior executive with 25+ years of experience in eCommerce at Fortune 500 and start-up environments with a history of rapidly growing businesses and capturing market share. is disrupting the $120 billion recruiting and staffing industry by combining an AI and Video hiring platform with the world's largest network of over 27,500 small and inde...

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February 23, 2022 28 min

Edwin Edebiri is the founder of the Happy Neighborhood Project (a registry for Happy Businesses) and the I am Happy Project, now in 64 cities in 19 countries with over 70,000 members.

His purpose is to inspire and encourage others to their full potential and have a positive impact on the world through service and love.

He is a Pioneer of Happiness as a Skill. He teaches happiness classes to High School and College Students.

He is a TE...

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Building Brand Trust: How To Build It and How To Keep It

Building and keeping brand trust is important now more than ever as consumers have shifted how and why they do business with certain brands. If you want to stay relevant, then try incorporating some of these ideas into your practices, processes, and communications.

1. Master the Art of Communication: Become an Articulate Beast

2. Be Consistent In Everything: Communications, Serv...

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The Forgotten Secret About Money: How to Build Wealth Fast from Nothing With Systems
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earning how to build wealth from nothing might sound like “mission impossible”, especially if you have always believed that wealthy people either inherit their wealth or have benefited from powerful connections.

However, a 2019 report by Wealth-X sh...

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An Influencer Marketing Strategy for Small Business Which Is Easy

Influencer Marketing has been around for a while and has changed the way that many businesses reach their target audience. 

What started out with celebrities understanding how to monetize their social media platforms, has developed into what we have today. Any small business can develop a marketing strategy to use Influencers to create awareness through product reviews...

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What Is Lead Generation in Digital Marketing?
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Four Steps

1. Use Paid Ads. 

Google, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok can provide a direct means to reach and engage your ideal audiences. Seasoned B2B marketers focus on the quality of the lead they attract. They do this by working to understand their buyer persona and ensure that their content resonates deeply with...

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January 26, 2022 7 min

How To Build Brand Authority

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As a keynote speaker, Amazon bestselling author, and Virtual Chief Marketing Officer, Edwin Dearborn is at the forefront of social media technology and branded content designs.  His mission is to help you emotionally and cognitively connect with your past clients and social followers with inspirational, memorable, and “eye-popping” content to keep your practice or business at the top of your mind.  In turn, this proven and powerful...

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Brand Expansion Strategy: The Only Way To Protect Your Brand

“The only way to protect your brand is to expand your brand.” 
- Grant Cardone

Simple, powerful, and true.

But what does “expanding your brand” mean in 2022? 

From my perspective and experience, this breaks down to FOUR core elements:

1. Connecting with more people. 
2. Developing powerful strategic partnerships.
3. Creating and distributing better content (videos, blog articles,...

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Real Estate brands are exploring new opportunities to gain market share and engage with prospective consumers. Marketing strategists are thinking outside traditional templates, and many consider working together with another brand to execute an innovative and influential campaign.

Co-branding can be a very effective activation that bolsters both brands working together rather than acting independently. It helps extend reach, awarene...

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