George Hedley

Entrepreneurship, Business-Building and Leadership Expert

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$5,000 to $10,000
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California, United States

Entrepreneurship, Business-Building and Leadership Expert

George Hedley, CSP, ‘The Business-Builder,’ is an entreprenuer, Certified Speaking Professional, and business building expert. He is a business owner and the recognized authority on how to build a growing business into a company that consistently produces bottom-line results, profits, wealth and equity.


George has written several books including: On-Purpose…On-Target!; Everything Contractors Know About Making A Profit!; Conversations On Leadership, The Business Success Blueprint series and Get Your Business To Work!.

Entrepreneur of the Year

George was recognized as “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young and Venture magazine. Starting with an old Datsun pickup truck and $500 in the bank in 1977, George was able to build a thriving $50 million construction business in just seven years. To date, George Hedley has built or developed over 250 projects valued in excess of $500 million dollars, executed over 10,000 subcontracts, and owns and manages over 750,000 square feet of office and industrial buildings.

Real World Experience

Based on real world experience, George’s expertise is in leading and managing a talented workforce; owning and running a profitable company; and getting things done. George has based his success on long time, repeat customers, focusing on priorities that really count and management systems that always make a profit.


The founder of multiple businesses, George’s titles have included CEO, business owner, project manager, field superintendent, estimator, general contractor, subcontractor and real estate developer. George is a graduate of the University of Southern California in Civil-Structural Engineering and has served as President of five industry associations.


Today, along with managing his company, George presents keynote speeches and workshops to companies and associations. His ‘Profit-Builder’ Programs include topics on Building Leaders, Building Profits, Building Customers, and Building Wealth. He also holds in-depth 2-day ‘Profit-Builder Circles’ for business owners. He is a past president of the National Speakers Association–Los Angeles, where he earned the Gold Microphone award.

Get Your Business To Work!

Entrepreneurs are different than most business people. They’re always building, growing, moving and taking their companies to the next level. They don’t get stuck, tread water or stay put in the same place doing the same things over and over. Entrepreneurs know what they want, make tough decisions and then go make it happen. In order to get your business to work, you’ve got to get unstuck, move forward, and let go to grow. Learn how to run your business like an owner: well rewarded and in-control instead of an over-worked, under-paid, make every decision control freak. Transform your company by replacing yourself with systems to achieve bottom-line results, wealth and freedom. Learn the 7 steps to earning more, working less & living the life you want. Build financial, operational, customer, marketing, sales, people and leadership systems to build your perfect business.

Get Your Business to Work in Any Economy

The worst is over and it’s time to face reality, start growing and making a profit. Your old business model won’t work today. You must make positive changes and do what’s necessary to get back on track and start thinking like entrepreneurs. Successful entrepreneurs are different than most business people. They’re always building and taking their companies to the next level. They don’t get stuck, tread water or stay put in the same place doing the same things over and over. Entrepreneurs know what they want, make tough decisions and then go make it happen. In order to get your business to work, you’ve got to set clear goals, implement a proactive marketing and sales program, replace yourself with systems, get your finances in order, build a management team and get your business growing again. George Hedley, the best-selling author of “Get Your Business To Work!” and an “Entrepreneur of the Year” award winner, will share his proven ‘Business $uccess Blueprint’ to build your business.

Sell More Than Price

People don’t always buy low price! They buy the best perceived value, differentiation or a personal relationship. Today’s customer demands exceptional service, perfect quality and lots of choices. Customers expect you to give them exactly what they want, improve how they do business, and help them make more profit. Even in this competitive price-driven economy, you can become the preferred provider of products and services using proven marketing and sales ideas that work. Learn how to create loyal customer relationships. Offer more than low price, target market, stay in touch with customers, get new customers to call you, earn lots of referrals, set yourself apart from the competition, provide added value, sell solutions, track customer contacts, show customers you care, and become a trusted partner in your customer’s growth. Presented by a successful business owner in a fast-paced, fun, and enthusiastic style with lots of action ideas.

Effective Leadership

Learn How To Be An Effective Leader! Identify your huge vision, set clear targets and goals, and develop a tracking system to get the results you want. Get results thru people by communicating clear expectations, motivating, recognizing, inspiring, trusting and coaching. Make people accountable and responsible, delegate, let go of control, and improve people’s performance. Take a personal test and learn which leadership style works best for you: Big Thinker, Market Maker, Innovator, Coach or Task Master. Presented by a successful business owner in a fun and fast-paced format with lots of ready to implement content.

Marketing and Sales Strategies That Work

Get customers to call you first! An effective pro-active marketing and sales system will get customers to call you and deliver profitable revenue year after year. Learn how an entrepreneur built his $50 million business using cost effective target marketing to attack sales. Create long term loyal customer relationships, position your company as the recognized expert in your field, focus on customers to increase your bottom-line, and find new markets to increase profitable sales. Learn what marketing & sales strategies really work! Set yourself apart from your competition, differentiate, exploit your niche, become the market leader, track customer contacts, find new customers, build your marketing package, design a winning website, develop a mailing program, create a winning image, stay in touch with customers, show customers you care, be the select bidder, win at the project interview, and discover what sales tricks really work. Presented in a fast-paced, fun and enthusiastic style with lots of action ideas to implement.

Clear Target = Huge Results

Get HUGE results with clear expectations! You can’t get the results you want unless you have something to shoot for! Clear targets are required in order to hit your goals every year. Learn how to get everyone focused on achieving results, set clear goals & objectives, develop action plans, track progress, meet deadlines, bring projects in on budget, and make things happen. Set clear targets for everyone in your company to increase your bottom-line, productivity and people’s performance. BIG targets that work include: sales, productivity, overhead, job cost, cash-flow, customer loyalty, bid-success ratio, service, profitable contracts, quality, safety, technology, project milestones, employee personal development, training and teamwork. Includes ideas on incentives to enhance your success. Presented by a successful entrepreneur in a fast-paced, fun and enthusiastic style with lots of action ideas that work.

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Get Your Business to Work!: 7 Steps to Earning More, Working Less and Living the Life You Want
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- Dave McKee, Program Chairman | NASBP

“You did it! You conducted an excellent, thorough, comprehensive presentation. Attendees have told me that your presentation was one of the best they’ve ever seen at an ICAA convention and we’ve been doing this for 19 years. So, hats off to you! You were excellent!”

- Michael Kwart, E.D. | Insulation Contractors Assn

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