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Inspire Team Accountability Through Financial Literacy—with Neville Joffe

Did you know that you can use your financial statements to optimize your workflow?

I am excited to share my interview with Neville Joffe, a world-renowned educator on the topic of financial literacy. With over 25 years of international business experience, he has trained more than 20,000 executives and managers around the globe. He is also the author of the best-selling book, The Baker’s Dozen Rules of Highly Successful Business Operators.

In our interview, Neville demonstrates the power of financial literacy by sharing how he took a company that was on the brink of bankruptcy and turned it around, and how you can use those same concepts to grow and scale your business. Neville explains why it is absolutely critical to use your financial numbers to educate your team and make them more accountable. Pay close attention to how Neville outlines key financial data that is essential for you to know to be a successful leader. Without further ado, here is my interview.

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These Companies Mastered the Art of the Pivot. Here’s How.

As a business owner, I know that the economic upheaval we are all living through presents great challenges. But years from now, when people analyze how the world’s most successful businesses survived the storm, there is little doubt in my mind that 2020 will become known as “The Year of the Pivot.”

I was recently listening to an interview with the Vice President of Brand Marketing for the national restaurant chain, Chipotle. It struck me that while the food service industry has been all but decimated as countless restaurants struggle or fail worldwide, Chipotle’s profits are currently hitting all-time highs. How did they do it?

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How to Grow and Scale Through Servant Leadership—with Naftali Tessler

Servant leadership is more than just a buzzword at Hamaspik of Kings County.

As one of the organization’s core values, it reflects not only in the way they’re helping their beneficiaries, but also in the way their leadership team deals with their employees. An integral part of this amazing leadership culture is Naftali Tessler, the organization’s Chief of Staff.

Joining Meny Hoffman for this podcast’s anniversary special, Naftali talks about the leadership culture and core values at Hamaspik. He also talks about how the Leaders Forum helped his personal development as a leader.

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Simplify Your Business Plan for Dramatic Results—with Laura Posey

As well-intentioned as carefully crafted business plans are, they often become so complicated that they eventually wind up being neglected instead of materialized.

In this eye-opening episode with my guest Laura Posey, we focused on simplifying the business plan—and how you can plan your entire year on one sheet of paper. Laura is known as the Simple Planning Specialist for her unique ability to laser-focus her clients as they build their business plans to get dramatic results. Her Simple Strategic Plan is used by over 2,500 companies worldwide, from startups to Fortune 100’s. She’s the author of the book called How to Plan Your Entire Year on One Sheet of Paper and is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and consultant.

In this episode, Laura shares how you can narrow down your strategies while producing better results and maximizing your resources. Laura explains how thinking bigger than your business is essential to a winning business plan, the proper way to create core values that will guide your business, and how to focus on your daily activities to get the output you want. I love this episode and encourage everyone to have a listen. Without further ado, here is the interview.

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Leverage Your Uniqueness for Business, Your Brand, and Beyond—with Joel Wolh

What is your most marketable skill? Can you leverage it to attract more revenue—or even build a brand new business around it?

I am thrilled to share my interview with Joel Wolh, owner of a successful Amazon advertising agency and host of the popular startup-themed podcast, “The Joel Show.

In our interview, Joel shares how he took a skillset that he developed while working for another company and built his own business around it. He explains the importance of building a social presence that establishes yourself as the expert in your niche, and the realities of building a brand on Amazon. Finally, Joel shares how, when he was suspended from LinkedIn and lost all his connections, he pivoted to develop the up-and-coming business networking platform, Bizfluence, and what we can learn from his experience.
Listen and enjoy!

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What Investors Look For in Your Business—with Kevin Harrington

This week, I’m extremely honored to host the perfect guest to discuss this topic—my very dear friend, Kevin Harrington. Kevin is one of the original Sharks on the hit TV show Shark Tank, and is the creator of the infomercial and pioneer of the As Seen On TV brands that have become a global phenomenon.

In our interview, Kevin shares his experience of being on Shark Tank and what you need to learn from it to bring investors into your business. Kevin also explains how to know if you’re not yet ready to seek an investor and why some companies may be more successful without one at all. Finally, pay close attention to his closing remarks on how to recoup from COVID-19 and why Kevin’s new book, Mentor to Millions, is essential reading for every business owner.

This episode is a must for anyone serious about finding investors to get to the next level. Listen and enjoy!

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Make More Money In Less Time, With Less Stress—with Adam Lean

We’ve all seen great companies suddenly fold because they didn’t grasp how to track their financials to achieve success. Do you know how to analyze your numbers for strategic growth? Sadly, most business owners think they do, but they don’t.

That’s why I am excited to share my interview with Adam Lean. Adam is an accountant and multimillion-dollar business owner for many years. His passion is helping business owners grow and scale, and Adam is a partner at The CFO Project, an organization that provides small businesses with affordable access to CFOs (Chief Financial Officer) to guide them, to make sense of all the numbers and to give them a clear plan of action for their business goals.

In this interview, Adam and I discussed the critical skill of interpreting financial data to navigate your company’s future. He explains the difference between an accountant, controller, CFO, and bookkeeper, and when to use each of these resources for your business. Pay close attention to Adam’s practical seven-step process for tracking your numbers to see where you are now in your business and how to achieve your dreams. 

There are so many golden nuggets in this episode that I know you will enjoy it. Without further ado, here is my interview.

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How to Achieve Breakthrough Growth as an Amazon Brand—with Isaac Kuhlman

Are you struggling to get the sales you need for your Amazon brand?
If you’re selling on Amazon or thinking of potentially selling on Amazon, you don’t want to miss this interview with my guest, Isaac Kuhlman. Isaac is a powerhouse Amazon brand developer whose brands have generated millions of dollars in revenue. Isaac is also the Cofounder of REAL Coaching, a company that provides coaching, support, mentorship, and accountability to dedicated entrepreneurs and has helped thousands of Amazon sellers grow their businesses to achieve financial freedom.
In this interview, Isaac and I discuss the fundamental first steps you must take to maximize your Amazon brand’s success, how to analyze a product to see if it will become the next winning trend, and ideas you can implement immediately to grow your margins on Amazon. Isaac also shares some practical tips on how to negotiate with your vendors to get the best prices possible. There are so many golden nuggets in this interview, please listen and enjoy!

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