We all know that a good team can make or break a business. But do you ever wish you could simply clone yourself and create a team of people just as motivated, knowledgeable, and passionate about your business as you are? Ira Zlotowitz, the founder and president of Eastern Union Funding, knows a thing or two about building and sustaining high-performing teams; he grew his own business from a four-person office to a company of over 100 people, closing roughly $5 billion in national loan volume in 2019 alone. In this practical, no-nonsense interview, we discuss how to cultivate a culture of excellence (starting from the very first interview); how to hire the right people; how to master the skill of delegation; and how to make your current employees more valuable to your company.
Has this happened to you?
You’re walking down the street with your morning coffee, feeling great. Your family, your work, your health—all great. You’re happy, optimistic, and ready to take on the day.
If you’re like most business owners, you dread cold calling. To make matters even more challenging, today it’s harder than ever to actually reach your prospects. Your clients are busy, don’t answer their phones, hide behind voice mail, and emails get lost in cyberspace. How do you actually reach your prospects, and once you do, how do you get them to give you the time of day?
Because I know so many people struggle with this, I invited Wendy Weiss on the show this week. Dubbed the “Queen of Cold Calling,” she is recognized as one of the leading authorities on lead generation, cold calling and new business development. Read more
Often, we don’t realize that we are our greatest weapon for positive change and that changing our lives is all about perspective.
Charlie Harary is a business executive, author, and prolific speaker known internationally for his charismatic, passionate, and sophisticated lectures, seminars, and keynote addresses. In this fascinating interview, he speaks about the mental obstacles that hold us back from achieving the joy, fulfillment, and success that we all crave, and how by rewiring our minds, we’re able to see the path that will lead us to the life we truly desire. He offers practical ways that business leaders can reframe our perspectives to achieve success, how to avoid the dangers of measuring ourselves against others, and the key to developing a company that is not just a service or a product, but a people-first business. Please listen and enjoy!
If you want to grow your business, you have to hustle smart. As someone who has started four companies and sold two, Ramon Ray is no stranger to growing businesses. He’s an author and sought-after speaker on topics such as personal branding, technology, marketing, and sales, and he has impacted hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs through his company, Smart Hustle Media. In this episode, he shares details of his own entrepreneurial journey, defines what it means to “hustle smartly,” and talks about how business owners should be defining success. He also shares some practical, no-nonsense tips on how to integrate your business brand with your personal brand, and how to use data and technology to its fullest in your business to save time and scale faster.
Do you ever sit for hours (or days or months) tweaking something—a product, an email, an article, a presentation—but no matter how many times you think it’s final, there’s always “just one more thing” to change? It’s a familiar struggle for so many of us, but it’s costing much more than our sanity.
I’m thrilled to share the newest episode of the Let’s Talk Business Podcast with you. I interviewed my friend Brian Scudamore, founder and CEO of O2E Brands, the banner company for mega-brands including 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and WOW 1 DAY PAINTING.
Brian is no stranger to growing a business; his brands are household names around the world, grossing over $400 million collectively. He’s also no stranger to failure; he speaks openly and humbly in the interview about how his own failures were springboards for his success.
Being a small business owner does not mean you have to keep your vision small. After all, to become big requires you to begin with what little you have. Renowned author of The E-Myth, Michael E. Gerber, is no stranger to starting small. In his seminal book, Michael dispels the myths surrounding starting and growing a business, and his teachings have inspired tens of thousands of business owners to stop working in their businesses, and start working ON their businesses. Today, he shares that wisdom with us, including the a-ha moment of how his seminal book came to be. He talks about the building blocks of growing and scaling a small business, touching on the most important ingredients—dream, vision, purpose, and mission. In this episode, awaken the entrepreneur within YOU and get inspired to take the steps needed to bring your business to the next level. Read more