Ted is a Spokane native who moved to Seattle at 20 years old to finish college. After graduating with a B.S. in Business from Central Washington University’s Seattle branch, Ted became a partner in a tool and equipment rental company, and lived in Seattle for 24 years. After Ted and his partners sold the business, he and his wife and two daughters moved back to Spokane where Ted started a new career as a business coach.
Spokane Valley Business Owner Forum Join this FREE forum facilitated by Ted Schmidt, practice owner of ActionCOACH Northwest. This discussion with cover business topics of your choosing, help share insights with other local business owners, and promote discussion of current issues in Spokane Valley. When: Thursday, October 29, 2020 Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM […] Read More
It can be lonely being a business owner, so if you ever feel like you need to speak with someone, or want a bit of advice, don’t hesitate to contact us, and we will help you out! Sign up to meet with Coach Ted Schmidt! Read More
Find New Customers Using Market Research Since 2006, Mark Pond has been the Business Research Librarian with the Spokane Public Library. From 1998 – 2006, Mark worked in a similar capacity for the Seattle Public Library as well as the University of Washington Libraries. This webinar is for all business owners, marketing folks, support staff […] Read More
Self-improvement By Ted Schmidt What are you doing to improve? Have you improved upon your skills, knowledge and abilities from five-10 years ago? Ask yourself some questions: What can you do each day to improve upon yourself? How can self-improvement help your business? Where you can become more valuable to those around you by working […] Read More
By Ted Schmidt Anyone who has been in sales knows the term “going dark.” It’s when you have developed a relationship with someone and everything is going great, but suddenly they go dark – stop communicating, and avoidance becomes the name of the game. This can be a really bad move for people in business, […] Read More
By Ted Schmidt Marketing is math? If you’ve never thought of marketing as a math equation, here’s why I feel that it is. When conducting any marketing activity as a business owner, you are spending money (except in the case of a trade arrangement, but something of value is still being exchanged). Therefore, since money […] Read More
Triggers By Coach Ted Schmidt Frustration, irritation, and anger are emotional triggers that can come up during conversations with employees or even clients. Often when we have a conflict with someone, it can trigger an emotion. The emotion itself isn’t bad, but our overt reaction to the emotion is. For example, let’s say you are […] Read More