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The Year Isn’t Over Yet. Make it Count.

Tell me if this sounds familiar.

You planned a Monday meeting, but the time arrives and you’re busy or tired, and you decide to reschedule for Tuesday. On Tuesday, something important comes up, so you reschedule for the next day. Before you know it, Friday rolls around and you still have not had that meeting, so you postpone it until the following Monday.

The cycle continues, until you actively decide that enough is enough, and you’re going to make that meeting a priority.

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The Essential Roles of A Leader with Marc Bodner

How do you inspire and empower your people to help you challenge the status quo and get your business to the next level?

If you want to peek into the mind of a CEO whose company has skyrocketed to the top of its industry, you’re going to want to listen in on this episode with Marc Bodner, CEO of L&R Distributors.

In this interview, Marc shared insights into the key attributes of a leader, and how your vision of the company guides your most critical decisions and provides your leadership team with the tools to help you lead. We discussed how to create a culture to provide the ultimate shopping experience for customers, the roles of operational planning and strategic planning, key performance indicators that you need to know in order to grow your business, and the importance of guarding your personal time as CEO.

Marc shared so many great ideas, and I cannot wait to share this incredible interview with you. Listen and enjoy!

 

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How to Take Control of Your Business’s Financial Health with Zacharia Waxler

I’m excited to introduce our guest this week, and my long-time friend, Zacharia Waxler. As Co-Managing Partner at Roth & Co, Zacharia understands that leading a business is just as much about financial health as it is about building a culture of excellence that cultivates growth and makes employees love coming to work.

In this episode, Zacharia drills down into no-nonsense business advice. Zacharia discusses the importance of knowing your data to the success of your business, demystifies the roles of accountant, bookkeeper, controller, and CFO, and shares the number one way to prevent cash flow issues. All in all, an ultra-practical, jam-packed interview!

Listen and enjoy.

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LTB 17 | Stages Of Business Growth

The 5 Stages of Business Growth with Clate Mask

As business owners, how do we manage our growth? How do we scale our company? How do we know what to focus on in order to get our business to the next level? I can think of no one better suited to answer these questions than Clate Mask, the CEO and Cofounder of Keap, formerly Infusionsoft.

Clate is recognized as a visionary leader in the small business community, and his multimillion-dollar company is one of the fastest-growing in the United States. In this interview, he identifies five critical stages of business growth and the challenges you’ll face at each one. He explains the importance of creating your company’s purpose, values, and mission, and how to cast that to your team. He also shares how to hire the right people and effectively communicate your expectations to them.

There is so much value in this episode; don’t miss it!

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LTB 18 | Podcasting

How to Take Advantage of Podcasts to Grow Your Influence

As an entrepreneur, I’m constantly studying how other successful business owners are doing and growing. That’s why I’m very excited to share my conversation with Daniel Gefen, #1 International Bestselling author of The Self Help Addict, host of the podcast “Can I Pick Your Brain?” (which has reached over 250,000 downloads and ranked in the Top 100 Business Podcasts on iTunes) and Founder and CEO of Gefen Media Group.

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How to Build and Scale a Creative Agency with Jason Swenk

Agencies are often really good at what they do, but they struggle at creating the right systems for scaling, generating a steady pipeline, hiring a team and providing the right tools and resources for their team to be successful. Luckily, this week’s guest, agency advisor, mentor, and author Jason Swenk, knows a thing or two about scaling an agency. He grew his own multi-million dollar agency for 12 years before selling it, and now he teaches other agency owners the exact systems and framework he used to do so, helping them grow from zero to eight figures.

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Don’t Make This Mistake at Your Next Trade Show

With winter fast approaching, I’ve heard from many business owners that they’re planning to attend trade shows and conferences. So I thought I’d tell you a story.

I’ll never forget our first trade show. We were so excited about connecting with some great prospects. After the show, we got back to the office, and someone asked, “Who’s got the bag with the business cards?” (Mind you, this was back in the pre-digital age.) After a heart-wrenching search, we realized that the hard-won cards had been completely misplaced, probably still attending the trade show under a forgotten table.

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