Getting Unstuck: Mission Critical for Entrepreneur Success

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Entrepreneurs no longer need to struggle in silence and remain stuck in their business. The mission of two playfully productive women entrepreneurs is to increase the success rate and sustainability of entrepreneurs. Unconventional breakthrough business events will get entrepreneurs unstuck and accelerate their success.

Amy Zastrow of Success Architects and Susie Stone of Tickling Stone help entrepreneurs get their businesses unstuck through a breakthrough business event aboard a riverboat.

Amy and Susan are on a mission to increase the success rate and sustainability of entrepreneurs and they are starting off with unconventional breakthrough business events. According to the Small Business Administration 671,800 new firms opened in 2005 and 544,800 closed, only 127,000 businesses remained open after one year.

Often entrepreneurs struggle in silence due to embarrassment. While there are many ways a business is stuck for example, lack of clients, resources, expertise, etc. the effects are the same -- time, energy and money wasted. The truth is the longer entrepreneurs struggle (especially in silence) the more it affects them personally, professionally, financially, emotionally, socially, and physically.

“The worst thing for the world is for people to have broken spirits. And struggling businesses (or careers) do just that,” stated Amy Zastrow of Success Architects. “When I was young I remember my dad struggling when his business went bankrupt. So when he was diagnosed with cancer, he didn’t have the strength left to fight another battle and died within a year. I don’t want any person or family to have to go through that struggle, heartbreak, or pain.”

The Getting Unstuck: Breakthrough Business Event was born during a playfully productive brainstorming session one morning at a coffee shop in May, 2006. Prior to their meeting, Amy and Susan each set specific goals that would help them get 100x their Return on Investment (their hourly rates x 100). During that meeting they helped each other get unstuck, and in return far exceeded their goals. Then it struck them – they could (and should) help more business owners get unstuck. In a short time, “Getting Unstuck: A Breakthrough Business Event,” was planned.

The event itself has two main goals: 1) Help business owners get unstuck from 1-2 major business challenges using tools they can use again and again 2) Help participants create meaningful relationships based on who they are (versus being “business card collectors” or worse!)

“I am tired of the death of ‘the dream’ and seeing entrepreneurs settling for anything less than knock your socks off success. Entrepreneurs are innovative, creative, and amazing people and yet they are struggling. One of the reasons is they get stuck and remain stuck. I want to share with other entrepreneurs what I have learned and how getting unstuck can be the best tool they ever learn for their business,” stated Susie Stone of Tickling Stone.

For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release, contact Amy Zastrow or Susie Stone.

About Success Architects, LLC and Tickling Stone, LLC:

Amy Zastrow is the Chief Action Officer and Owner of Success Architects – a Business Coaching and Consulting company. Her focus is helping entrepreneurs, business owners, and leaders create sustainable success in both business and life. She is a certified coach with a MBA in Human Resources. She has spent her career helping individuals and businesses become more successful through her work in human resources, training, organizational development, product development, coaching, and consulting. She believes everyone can be successful – it is just a matter of vision, belief, alignment, focus, and action. What’s your definition of success?

Susie Stone is a Learning and Development Consultant and Owner of Tickling Stone, LLC. Susie works with entrepreneurs, business leaders, and corporations on aligning their thoughts, actions, and passions through customized learning and development solutions. She has a MED in Human Resource Development from the University of Minnesota. Susie has worked in for profit and non-profit companies in the areas of management, human resources, training development, and organization development. Susie believes that unleashing and integrating the playful adult increases learning and success for entrepreneurs and business leaders.

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