How can you use technology to make your buying process smoother, more accessible, and more convenient for your customers? We look to Dominos Pizza as a model of using social media, voice recognition, driverless vehicles, and more to get in front of consumers.
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When should you take a bank loan? Family money? Venture capital? Seed money? Angel funding? Hear my take on getting investment in your small business.
When should you do work for free in order to gain market share and new clients? Also, a lot of you have been asking about bitcoin and investing in it. I give my thoughts... you might not agree.
What would happen to your business if we go into recession in 2018? Or if you get hit by a truck tomorrow? These are things we obviously don't want to think about but if they would wipe your business out then you have put your business in a dangerous place... a fragile place. How can you protect the weak links of your business and make it "anti-fragile"?
In this episode, I give some updates to what I am up to and my business. I also talk about the ongoing debate about how you should compensate your team.... Should you simply pay a flat hourly rate or salary or should you have performance-based pay structure?
In today's show, I share 5 experiences I've had as a customer with companies, including: Vitamin World, Baskin' Robbins, and more!
In this episode, I share the pros and cons of different software systems and respond to a new business owner that says "business is not booming"
Have you been neglecting the most valuable segment of your market? Your past clients and leads are ripe for the picking and they are the low hanging fruit that will cost less to convert to paying customers.
Do you want brand loyalty? Customer loyalty? Increased customer lifetime value? This is episode is for this that want to create cult-like following of clients...
On this show, I bring you up to speed on what I've been up to and we talk about the one thing that keep most people from success... the one thing that keeps people from starting and growing their business... FEAR!
It's easy to explain the WHAT and HOW of your business... But the money is made when you start to think about WHY your business exists.
So often, I get listeners ask the questions "what type of business should I start?" I think you should start a blue collar business... yep, one where you get dirty, sweaty, and sharpen your business skills beyond any college degree could do.
This guy is cleaning ovens and grills by himself (no employees) and he is making $185K/yr! Now he is asking Mike about how he should go about scaling his company via franchising.
Scott is the owner of Dependable Electrical Services and he talks with Mike about scaling his business. He has been doing $800-900K annually for the past few years but can't seem to break through the $1,000,000 marker. He is closer than he thinks.
You should never, ever, ever do this one thing as a small business owner! Not knowing their numbers is the achilles heel of many small business owners.
Dion is a service-based business owner and today he learns how to increase his profit without increasing the number of customers he has. The key is increasing the $$ per client each month... increasing his lifetime customer value.
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.