MINOOKA, Ill., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Years before the business world could conceive of the kind of revenue generating websites that Ken Courtright owns and operates via his two thriving companies, Today's Growth Consultant (TGC) and Income Store (IS), the self-described "serial entrepreneur" was already seeing the signs – literally.
Working the Southern suburbs of Chicago, Courtright did so well as an electric sign sales rep in the early 90s—rising to #3 in sales on a force of 700 reps in only six months—that he started his own sign company and growth consultancy at 22. In addition to running his own operation, he tirelessly traveled around the country, helping other businesses market themselves effectively. Within four years, he had 40 people working for him, delivered on 1000 signs and had 1400 consultancy clients, including 400 in Alaska.
By 2009, after 2500 consultancy clients, Courtright was happily married, had four "high achieving" kids and was looking for a dramatic change. He felt it the perfect time to finally write a book on everything he had learned and taught to thousands of business owners. He had the perfect title: "Today's Growth: Bridging Yesterday's Marketing with Today's Technology."
With the manuscript finished he called Todd Krause, a web developer that had built 4 websites for Courtright over the last few years. He told Krause he needed a website to promote the book he had just finished. Krause suggested that Courtright turn the book itself into a website. After a six-hour coffee meeting, Courtright liked Krause's vision but had a different idea altogether.
Much of what Krause explained to Courtright centered around what is called a "keyword silo," a list of keyphrases that search engines display as the most important and relevant keywords for a given niche or industry.
Krause suggested that Courtright turn his book into a website, an asset that could continually grow and produce revenue. Courtright began building a website around a keyword silo in the Growth Consulting industry, and it worked. Courtright started the website www.todaysgrowthconsultant.com. Much of the beginning content for the site was pulled right from his original book. Seeing the growth of the website Courtright quickly realized that his first reaction was probably correct, others might have a use for an Authority Website as well.
With the creation of Today's Growth Consultant and its offshoot Income Store, Courtright's companies have now consulted on over 3,000 companies over the last two decades. More importantly they have helped over 100 individuals create Authority Websites.
TGC and I.S. no longer perform traditional Growth Consulting. Today, the only service they perform involves partnering with businesses, individuals and private equity firms. They partner with them and either build or buy "Revenue Generating" websites to help their partners generate revenue online. TGC and I.S. own and operate over 300 revenue generating websites with individuals of every age range and demographic.
With the majority of their websites built from scratch, Courtright's group of websites are now seen by just under 100,000,000 people each year, with a "group website" growth rate of 100,000 annual views, each day. In 2014, TGC and I.S. will pay out over seven figures in shared revenues to their partners. As one of the fastest growing U.S. companies, TGC was recognized this past August on the Inc. 5000 list by Inc. Magazine as one of the 1083 fastest growing U.S. companies.
The incredible success of Today's Growth Consultant and Income Store have brought Courtright full circle back towards his original goal of being an author – but this time, he's bringing the power of these two enterprises with him.
His recent chapter entitled "Stacking S-Curves For Hyper-Growth" in "Against the Grain: How To Achieve Results in a Down Economy"—which is co-authored by renowned business development expert, author and motivational speaker Brian Tracy—has made Courtright a bestselling author in five categories on Amazon.com.
Also in 2013, Courtright's first book "Online Income: Navigating The Internet Minefield" was published by KDC3 and is currently available via Amazon.com.
As a follow up to Courtright's bestselling book "Against the Grain", one third of his original book will be published in May 2014 in a book titled "S-Curves: Sustainability and Success."
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