On this show, we have some "real talk." If you are thinking about starting your business, this is a must-listen! Are you part of the 10% of small business owners that will be successful? Are you an entrepreneur?
Should you scale your business and make it bigger? Should you hire more people, more equipment and expand? OR NOT?
In today's show, I explain how you can create an online presence and create a marketing system that has the highest ROI.
On today's show, I talk to Kenny, partner in a pest control company that does $900K/yr in gross revenue. Kenny wants to make $1.5 Million... and he has to switch from sales to brand to do it.
I got a bit personal on this show since this past week was one year since I almost died in a work accident under a dump truck. Since then, business and life (and my outlook on both) have changed.
On this episode, we talk about the 200K- 1M in revenue small business that struggles to actually net money out for the owner. You are in the "middle ground" and I want to help you break out past the $1,000,000 revenue marker... that is when you actually start to see the fruits of your labors.
Justin is an actor and music editor. Mike talks with him today about how he can scale up his music editing side hustle and create a personal brand.
Today, I talk to a young entrepreneur that is selling fitness products online. He wants to learn how to make a relevant brand instead of just selling commodity products online.
With 4 employees and three quarters of a million in annual revenue, Jonathan calls in today and ask what he can't do to take his mapping company to the next level.
Today, I talk with Brandon about his window cleaning business, Next Level. We talk about strategies that he can use to get more business during slow times of the year
You don't sell products or services! You sell the reactions that your product/service creates. The food, mowed lawn, built house, etc are just the vehicle to create a positive reaction by your client.
In this episode, I get real personal and I debate whether to share this vulnerability with my team. I encourage you to at least consider the same idea of being vulnerable... it might just change the business relationships you share with employees.
The Amazon/Whole Foods acquisition was a match made in heaven, and there is a lot to learn from Samsung on how they are marketing the new Galaxy S8 using influencer marketing.
Positivity wins, but negativity still stings! I got a couple bad online reviews for my landscaping business and, yes, it really hurts... Now I need to double down on giving positivity a voice and letting satisfied customers give their online reviews.
Today I share about what my company is up to and the decisions that we have coming up next week to start a second location and franchise the concept.
This was an internal off-site meeting I had with my team at Augusta Lawn Care Services. We talk about how we are going to take the business from 1 million to 10 million in sales... and the changes needed to get there.
I share my story of going to college at age 13 and how I went from pre-med student to entrepreneur. I don't usually share any interviews on the show, but BeeInfluenced is a new podcast and I love helping other young podcasters grow their audience.
There is a life cycle to every business... newborn, toddler, adolescent, adult, etc. Today, I talk about her my business in -- that hyper-growth part called puberty!
I have been listening to an amazing audiobook called "Extreme Ownership." I highly recommend you listen to it if you are a small business owner or leader within your organization.
This is a follow-up to episode 184. In this show we talk about the WHEN aspect of hiring middle management. Several of you had emailed me with questions as far as what indicators tell you it is time to hire out areas of your business.
If you want to grow your business you must learn that you aren't the #1 in every area of your business. Focus on the 2 or 3 things that you are a true all-star at -- hire people that are better than you in the other areas.
YOUR NEW JOB TITLE! You put out fires everyday as a business owner... all the problems somehow make it to your desk. Embrace the challenges (that doesn't mean you need to enjoy them) and realize its part of the journey of scaling your small business.
Confidence and determination are one thing... pride and arrogance is another. We don't talk about it often in the world of business, but humility is a key ingredient to making your small business successful and becoming a great leader.
I have 2 underperforming employees and I decide to have uncomfortable conversations to show my commitment to them and to try and curb their behavior.
Fixed expenses versus variable expenses and what you need to do to reduce your risk of too much overhead. NUMBERS!