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LTB 23 | Engaging Your People

Finding Your “Mojovation” on LinkedIn with Joe Apfelbaum

Is it time for your company to pivot in a different direction?

If you’re ready to shake up the status quo, I’m excited to share my interview with business strategist, acclaimed author and motivational speaker Joe Apfelbaum, CEO of Ajax Union. Joe shares his personal experiences with growing million-dollar companies and demonstrates how pivoting is crucial for personal and professional growth. He outlines his proven method for staying “mojovated,” energized, optimistic, action-oriented, and hungry to succeed. Finally, Joe demystifies why networking doesn’t work for most people, explains why LinkedIn needs to be part of your business strategy before it’s too late, and breaks down the steps to successfully build your brand online.

 I know you’re going to love the awesome energy and information in this interview, so listen below and enjoy!

 

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Don’t Make Things Harder than They Need to Be

I was once discussing with two business partners how to upgrade their company’s technology. When I suggested we first examine their current order processing system, one partner launched excitedly into a detailed explanation of how it all works: Orders are taken by phone, then someone handwrites an order form, then it goes to billing, and so on and so forth. He explained the ins and outs of their complicated system for tracking orders, packing and shipping items at their warehouse. Read more

LTB 22 | Finding Your Why

Finding Your Why And Making That Your Differentiator With Mark Levy

How are your customers’ lives better because of you? If you’re ready to dig deep for an answer that sets you apart from the competition, you don’t want to miss my interview with Mark Levy, founder of Levy Innovation. 

Mark Levy, the founder of Levy Innovationhas consulted some of the world’s most prominent CEOs and thought leaders, including Simon Sinek of Start with Why, and helped them differentiate themselves with a big idea that sets them apart. 

In this episode, Mark shares the importance of finding your purpose, your “why,” and making that your differentiator. Through riveting anecdotes of clients he has worked with, Mark explains why most companies fail to differentiate themselves and offers practical tips on how to define and articulate your “why” to the world in ways that will transform your business and scale it.

I hope you listen and gain from all the valuable advice Mark offers in this episode!

 

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LTB Wolman | Brick And Mortar Retail

How To Succeed In Brick-And-Mortar Retail With Isaac Wolman

Retail has boomed through the years and as it progresses, so do the challenges.

In today’s episode, Meny Hoffman interviews Isaac Wolman, the CEO of Make It Real, about the future of brick-and-mortar business and how the business of retail is changing. Isaac also breaks down the importance of mentorship and networking in retail, and shares what you need to do in order to grow from early-stage growth and being retail ready to scalability.

Finally, Isaac highlights Tribeworks, which is a one-day event for business owners to learn and network from the pros.

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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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