Rich Russakoff: Coach to The Best Bio

Rich brings more than 40 years experience in successfully starting and developing multiple businesses, CEO coaching, training, business brokering, and consulting for Inc. Magazine. Because his programs and presentations provide a wealth of practical, real-time information, Rich is always in demand. Rich started his entrepreneurial career as the founder of R&R Junction on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The business quickly became a tourist destination which he ran for a decade.

After the successful sale of R&R, Rich became fascinated by how businesses change hands and joined VR Business Brokers. Rich soon became VR’s top performing business broker, honing and fine-tuning his negotiation skills on the job. As a result he was asked by the franchise to teach his signature approach to creating and negotiating win-win opportunities for both buyers and sellers throughout their network.

In addition to his role as “Coach to The Best” and bank financing advisor, he is an expert on positioning businesses for resale. Rich helps business owners maximize their exit strategies and make the best possible acquisitions for growth.

Rich Russakoff is an internationally acclaimed business coachspeakerauthor, and serial entrepreneur. He is the author of “The Bible of Bank Financing” and a current contributor to CBS MoneyWatch, blogging on topics of interest to CEOs who wish to deliver more to their own bottom line.

Rich’s solid reputation is based on cutting edge knowledge, combined with his make-it-simple / make-it-happen approach. As President and CEO of Bottom Line Up Enterprises, he serves entrepreneurial companies throughout the world. CEOs and the leadership teams of rapid-growth companies regularly seek his guidance.

Rich offers fresh eyes to business owners, allowing them to see things they would otherwise not see. As a part of his coaching expertise, Rich will assess:

  • How well does your company use capital?
  • Are you maximizing revenue from profit centers?
  • Which of your profit centers are the “cash cows?”
  • Are the CEO and leadership team playing to their individual and team strengths?
  • Does the leadership team communicate effectively?
  • How do you measure your progress?
  • Does your company have the right financing to grow?
  • Can you make the critical and essential changes to your business model to take your business to the next level?
  • What are your personal lifelong issues holding you back from achieving your best as a leader?

Over the years, Rich has learned that every business has its own unique challenges. His coaching speaks to the individual strengths, market opportunities, client base, focus, culture, priorities, profitability and cash positions of his different clients.

As a strategic planner he helps companies determine the best path for moving forward and what it will take in terms of people, time, and money to make it happen. If the company needs additional funding to grow, Rich helps them acquire capital and ensure they get the right amount and they spend it wisely. As the plan is rolled out Rich serves as an advisor to help achieve accountability and overcome the inevitable obstacles that occur.

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