Tue, 21 October 2014
Carolyn Herfurth, founder of The Biztruth and creator of Art of the Ask Academy, is a serial entrepreneur, author, speaker, trainer and business mentor.
She has advised thousands of people to make thoughtful decisions about business ownership and helped launch nearly 100 businesses. Fed up with the plethora of super talented entrepreneurs who struggle with sales, Carolyn has made it her mission to equip service-based entrepreneurs with the confidence and skills to double their closing rates and multiply earnings.
Prior to starting The Biztruth, Carolyn established the Minneapolis office of The Entrepreneur’s Source, North
America’s leading business ownership consulting organization. In addition to advising clients, Carolyn is author of “Buying a Franchise: Tips, Tools & Tales for Doing It Right” and cofounder the Minnesota Franchise Spectacular, an annual trade show attracting thousands of individuals interested in owning a franchise. Prior to pursuing her lifelong dream of owning a business, Carolyn enjoyed a successful 13-year sales career with Oracle, Rand Worldwide and several other leading companies.
Carolyn speaks extensively on sales and business ownership to a variety of entrepreneur groups, including New York Expo, Savor the Success, Small Business Expo, S.H.E. Summit, Enlightened Entrepreneurs, National Association of Women Business Owners, SCORE, Small Business Development Center, Bloomington Chamber of Commerce and more. Whew!
In addition to receiving a bevy of sales awards, she has been recognized by Upsize magazine for Best Practices in Customer Relations, received numerous awards from The Entrepreneur’s Source & been honored by the National Association of Women Business Owners. Carolyn loves performing standup & improv comedy...anything that brings levity to an all-too
serious world. She has “competed” in a duathlon and a half-marathon & looks forward to her
next physical & mental challenge… TBD! She has proudly served on boards for the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, Ordway Circle of Stars, and PaceMaker 5000, a 5k walk/run that raises funds for Children’s Hospitals.