David Paul Carter


David Paul Carter Consulting LLC
Radnor, Pennsylvania

David Paul Carter is a business consultant and coach. He is radically focused on helping his clients gain strategic clarity about their company’s future, decide on  highest impact growth strategies, and lead with extraordinary impact to implement and effectively achieve growth.

David can be contacted through his Website, by phone at (267) 279-9520 or directly at his mobile phone at (215) 208-8053.

Content by David Paul Carter

Successful Leaders Master These Seven Decisions of Strategy

Many companies think they have a strategy, but usually what they have done is focus on steps, goals, and objectives or issues owners and leadership teams often think about.

  • 02/19/2016
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  • Business Strategy
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How Much Do You Know About Sales 2.0?

A major growth challenge for many companies today is the profound transformation in customer behavior where buyers are beginning to live online and they are the ones in control of your sales cycle.

  • 01/20/2016
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  • Sales & Marketing
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Three People You Must Have On Your Advisory Board!

The best candidates want to focus on “giving back.” They will have experience in your important niches and will be “hands on.”  They had help starting - they now want to pay it forward to help strengthen your...

  • 01/06/2016
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  • Privately-Held Businesses
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How Do I Know I Have the Right People?

Of all the components of business, people continues to reign as the number one decision for success and growth.

  • 12/02/2015
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  • Talent
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12 Rules for Family Business Failure

Only 3% of family businesses make it to the fourth generation. That means 97% do not. What is it about the magic 3%? What are they doing that’s different?

  • 11/18/2015
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  • Privately-Held Businesses
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8 Reasons Not to Develop an Advisory Board

One of the most significant factors that helps a privately held and family owned business to survive and succeed is having a board of advisors. Yet an American Family Business Survey reports for those who have them, advisory...

  • 09/29/2015
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  • Privately-Held Businesses
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  • Article

Can Your Business Model Deliver the Growth You Need?

Is it time to rethink?  The demise of well known companies such as Borders, Blockbuster, Kodak, Newsweek Magazine, as well as many mid-market companies is yet another stark indicator of the changing answers for business success today.

  • 05/11/2015
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  • Business Strategy
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The Disappearing Sales Process

Today’s buyers are enabled by the Internet, empowered by the enormous choice in every market, and possess the ability to compare real-time competitive prices.  They have, in essence, taken control of the purchase process.

  • 04/21/2015
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  • Marketing Strategy
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Eight Fundamental Drivers of Profit

Are you really doing all you can to drive profit? The surprising answer is that many leaders and their teams are not. I am not referring to more customers or more sales or more locations or more salespeople....

  • 04/06/2015
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  • Business Strategy
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12 Common Barriers to Sustainable Growth

Closely held and entrepreneurial companies are built for growth. For these businesses the challenge is not how to grow, it’s how to overcome the inevitable barriers to growth.

  • 03/04/2015
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  • Business Strategy
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The 4Ps Are Out, the 4Es Are In

The four “P’s” of marketing – Product, Price, Place, Promotion are old news. They’ve been replaced with the four “E’s” – Experience, Exchange, Everyplace, Evangelism.

  • 02/09/2015
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  • Marketing Strategy
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Successful Leaders Master These 7 Decisions of Strategy

Many companies think they have a strategy, but usually what they have done is focus on steps, goals, and objectives or issues owners and leadership teams often think about.

  • 11/10/2014
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  • Business Strategy
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Are You Keeping up with Your Competitors and Disruptors?

Are you taking a holistic view of both competitors and trends? Ask yourself – am I offering something that has a truly distinct Brand Promise? If not, someone else will.

  • 12/12/2013
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  • Business Strategy
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Are You Drunk With Possibilities?

Can you state what your top three priorities are for the quarter, for the year, for the next several years? In reality, less is more. The more focused you are, the better you will leverage scarce company resources,...

  • 08/06/2013
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  • Business Strategy
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Develop 7-10 Times Competitive Advantage

Companies that have found such advantage usually have identified their X-Factor. Your X-Factor comes from creative innovation and dynamic brainstorming designed to help your company develop a 7-10 times advantage over the other competitors in your industry.

  • 02/26/2013
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  • Business Strategy
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What Drives Your Economic Engine?

Is your company on track to be as valuable as you want it to be? Is it growing? Is it maximizing profits? If you have difficulty with your answer, you are not alone.

  • 12/11/2012
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  • Business Strategy
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Double Your Revenue with an Advisory Board

One of the greatest assets you can have as an owner/entrepreneur is an Advisory Board. Running a business is simply easier if you have some help from a group of trusted individuals dedicated to seeing you succeed.

  • 11/13/2012
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  • Privately-Held Businesses
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  • Article

Strategy or Execution – Which Is More Important?

Strategy is the series of choices you make for your company on where to engage and how to win. Execution is producing results in the context of those choices.

  • 07/10/2012
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  • Business Strategy
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Is the Business Plan Dead?

At the end of the day strategic thinking, action planning, and "who-what-when" are clearly determined, communicated, and executed in any successful company. In what form and how it is labeled is secondary.

  • 04/17/2012
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  • Business Strategy
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What is Strategy Again?

Many companies become fixated on a particular step or objective and consider it to be their strategy. These companies then literally go over the cliff, because people do not know why they are doing those things.  

  • 01/25/2012
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  • Business Strategy
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How Good is 99 Percent?

99 percent means the following: loss of power for 7 hours each month; 24 problem landings or takeoffs at O'Hare airport each day; 30 million incorrect drug prescriptions annually (2002 data); unsafe drinking water for 15 minutes each...

  • 11/02/2011
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  • Business
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Frame Shift and Outthink Your Competition

Successful leaders shift their perspectives more often and draw from a diverse set of experiences. They are able to handle more complexity and ambiguity because they recognize more patterns than many others do.

  • 10/11/2011
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  • Business Strategy
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Why Should Your Company Have a Coherent Strategy?

Coherent companies define the fundamental identity of their company by developing a clear idea of what they do best, understanding how they create value and prioritizing on investments in capabilities that matter.

  • 06/22/2011
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  • Business Strategy
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