Rich speaks internationally to entrepreneurs and their leadership teams on how to get the best out of themselves and their businesses. See RichRussakoff.com


Rich is an entrepreneur dedicated to working with entrepreneurs. As Coach to The Best, Rich teaches the doers and the risk-takers.


Rich wrote “Make Banks Compete to Lend You Money” as well as the final  chapter in Vern Harnish’s best selling book “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits”,  and is a regular contributor to CBS MoneyWatch.


Over the past 30 years, Rich has secured $67 million in growth capital for fellow entrepreneurs with a near 100% success rate for his clients.

Rich Russakoff has traveled the world representing Inc. 500, BOG, EO and EO Accelerator programs. Four continents, 12 countries and a few decades later, he now calls Austin, TX home. As “Coach to The Best,”  he is ready to come to your town, or if you want to enjoy night life in the “Live Music Capital of the World,” contact us to schedule a business retreat for you or you and your executive team.


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CBS MoneyWatch Blog Archives

Fear of Financials?

1. You have financial reports such as profit and loss statements, balance sheets and cash flow statements generated every month. ____ Yes (I do it every month) ____ Yes (I have someone else do it every month) ____ Occasionally (Every couple months) ____ Not often...

Online Training: Rich-uals for Riches

Hiring the right people, and providing them with the right training is (and always has always been) the secret sauce when your goals include: Employees who exceed customer expectations Seamless operations and execution A can-do and profit-focused company culture...

Who’s Got Your Back

Even in what appears to be the best scenario for businesses, sooner or later receivables you counted on will be severely delayed, or worse, never paid. A rapidly growing trucking company had a terrific contract with a Fortune 500 company in the oil industry. As long...

This Will Rock Your World!

There’s a simple exercise you can do that can rock your world. It’s called the Start – Keep – Stop exercise. Basically, it helps you clarify and define what’s important to you, on a personal, business or professional level (or all three)....

Steps To Make Banks Lend You Money

As you’re ending the year and preparing for 2013, now is when you should be evaluating your financial needs. Whether you’re looking for funding for the first time, making a presentation to your current bank, or considering a new one, this is the best time...

Remembering 9/11

When your values are clear, decisions are easy. After 10 years of reflection, that is what comes to mind when I remember where I was on September 11, 2001. I was in Manhattan walking down Madison Ave, heading to the offices of a property damage restoration company to...