This week’s esteemed guest is E. David Smith. A Principal of Smith & Associates, David serves as outside general counsel for companies, family enterprises, and family offices, guiding his clients in the creation and growth of their wealth. He specializes in helping business people solve complex problems, from positioning them for growth opportunities to assisting with risk mitigation and asset preservation. In our interview, we discussed why it’s important to be proactive about legal issues in your business, the key legal areas that business owners typically neglect, and the number one reason a potential buyer would be turned off when they start looking into your business. David also provides some practical tips for what to do before hiring a legal firm. Listen, learn, and enjoy!
Wondering why you’re still struggling to build your business after so many years? Struggle is normal no matter what stage you’re at. But there are different skills required to be a leader versus an entrepreneur, and developing those leadership skills is what’s going to take you to the next level.
My guest this week is Alex Judd, founder of Path for Growth, an organization dedicated to helping leaders grow intentionally, every single day. Before launching Path For Growth, Alex worked as the host of Dave Ramsey’s nationally-recognized EntreLeadership Podcast, a podcast that was a great resource for me as I was developing my own leadership skills.
In our interview, Alex clarifies the distinction between being a startup entrepreneur vs. an effective business leader that can scale a company, and how to transition into the role of leadership. Alex explains the steps to building a proper communication system for your organization, how to ensure that your team cares for the company’s vision as much as you do, and how to empower each person to bring about the outcomes that you want. This episode has many deep concepts that will bring your ability to lead to the next level. Listen and enjoy!
It takes great leadership to build great teams, and if you want to have a productive, collaborative workforce, then be sure to not miss my interview with Zev Freundlich, founder of TeamCorp. For over 20 years, Zev has facilitated team-building events, workshops, and seminars to help business owners foster camaraderie among their team members, improve their company’s culture, and create a more productive, positive work environment. At Ptex Group, we were fortunate to have him facilitate some events for our team members, and the outcome was phenomenal. I realized how important it is to bring Zev to the show so other leaders could learn more about how to help their teams thrive.
Without further ado, here is my interview with Zev.
Sometimes in the world of business, we’re thrown into the deep end and faced with two options: sink or swim. This week’s guest, Chagit Leviev-Sofiev, the CEO and President of Leviev Group USA joins us this week to tell us her fascinating story and the lessons she learned along her journey—which all started with moving from Israel to America to run the U.S. arm of a multi-billion dollar business founded by her father, renowned businessman and philanthropist Lev Leviev. Chagit discusses what happens when you’re thrust into a new situation as an outsider and forced to make difficult choices; how to hire the right people; the unique challenges facing women leaders and entrepreneurs; the importance of giving back to the community; and more. There are so many golden nuggets in this interview. I encourage you to listen and enjoy!
I’d venture to say that there’s no business in the world that has NOT been affected by COVID over the past three months.
Some for the better, some for the worse, but I don’t know a single business that’s the same right now as it was before weeks of stay-at-home orders and the tidal wave of social and economic fallout that came as a result.
Are you the owner of a family business, trying to navigate its unique multigenerational challenges and bring it to the next level?
I am excited to introduce Shay Myers, an agriculture executive and the CEO of Owyhee Produce, a third-generation family farm that has grown to feed tens of millions of Americans annually and become one of the largest vertically-integrated onion farms in the country. In this interview, Shay reveals the secret to working with multiple generations of a family business and how to move it to scalability. He also shares his insight on how you can go from being a small farm to one of the top ten players in the United States, as well as how you can differentiate yourself and innovate in a market where everybody is doing the same thing.
Shay offers so much great advice and personal experience in this interview. Listen and enjoy!
Are you ready to love not just your work, but also the business that supports that work? Are you tired of spinning your wheels in your service-based business and know there must be a better way to grow your revenue, avoid burning out, and attract high-quality clients?
Thankfully, this week’s guest on the show is Gabrielle Chipeur, marketing automation specialist and author of Secret Weapon: Attract the Best Clients, Charge What You’re Worth and Fall in Love with Your Work Again. Gabrielle works with web professionals, designers, and coaches to help them discover the areas of their business they should be focusing on (and the ones they shouldn’t) in order to grow their revenue and feel more fulfilled doing it.
In this interview, Gabrielle and I discuss the best practices that work for optimizing the systems and processes in your business so you can spend your time, energy, and resources on what really matters. We talk about how to ensure the perfect clients come to YOU, so you can show up for yourself and your clients and achieve true work-life harmony.
If you’re ready to level up your business, this episode is not to be missed.
Listen and enjoy!
These are no doubt uncertain times. Businesses are shuttered, people are scared, and the anxiety level is high. That’s why I’m so excited about this week’s guest—someone I believe can comfort us, encourage us, and guide us through this challenge.
There are motivational speakers, and then there is Dr. Willie Jolley. He’s an award-winning speaker, bestselling author, and media personality who uses his public platform to pursue his mission of empowering and encouraging people to rise above their circumstances and maximize their G-d-given potential. Many know him as the speaker that Ford Motors called on when they were on the brink of bankruptcy; his work helped Ford reject the government bailout and go on to $1 billion in profit.
In our interview, Dr. Willie Jolley tells the story of how he went from becoming a fired singer to reading a motivational book that led him to pursue his passion. He also teaches us timeless principles for how to use setback as a set up for a comeback.
I hope you listen to our conversation and it gives you the strength and encouragement to keep going despite whatever obstacles you face. As always, I would love to hear what you think. Listen and enjoy!