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Many businesses are started every day, but the number that lasts the test of time is much lower. So what separates the businesses that last and those that don't? With this podcast, we intend to find out. Each week, we'll feature conversations with business owners who have latest the test of time to gather stories, tips, and ideas, that will help others grow.

Many businesses are started every day, but the number that lasts the test of time is much lower. So what separates the businesses that last and those that don't? With this podcast, we intend to find out. Each week, we'll feature conversations with business owners who have latest the test of time to gather stories, tips, and ideas, that will help others grow.
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Many businesses are started every day, but the number that lasts the test of time is much lower. So what separates the businesses that last and those that don't? With this podcast, we intend to find out. Each week, we'll feature conversations with business owners who have latest the test of time to gather stories, tips, and ideas, that will help others grow.








Helping Companies Grow: There's Always More with Bill Kinnard

Today, Bill Kinnard is the President & CEO of Grandy & Associates, a company dedicated to helping contractors run profitable businesses. But he didn’t start there. He first went to school for heating and cooling, then spent 22 years working in HVAC wholesale distribution. At the time, his boss told him, “Do your job in any way you need to as long as my phone doesn’t ring.” This prompted Bill to become proactive instead of reactive, which led him to teaching classes about HVAC. After crossing...


The Art of Perseverance with Carlos Gil

Ever feel like the dark days will never end? You’re not alone. Carlos Gil dropped out of high school, got his GED, and didn’t go to college. Sound like a recipe for success? Not usually. And for Carlos, it wasn’t — for a really long time. But Carlos managed to dig out of the dark days, and now he’s the CEO and Founder of Gil Media Co. An author, international speaker, and social media strategist and marketing storyteller, he understands that dark days exist. He also knows they don’t last...


What It Really Takes to Grow Your Business with Rand Fishkin

Rand Fishkin is one of the world’s leading experts on SEO. But it wasn’t always that way for him. In 2000, he dropped out of the University of Washington to work at his mom’s marketing firm as a web designer. In 2004, he started a blog called SEOmoz, which eventually became, an SEO software and data company that he co-founded with his mom. Since then, he’s stayed pretty busy, helping Moz grow into a $45 million/year business. That’s not all, though! In 2018, he founded SparkToro, an...


Raise the Bar: Deliver World-Class Customer Experiences with John DiJulius

John DiJulius is the Chief Revolution Officer and President of The DiJulius Group. Known as the authority on world-class customer experience, John helps organizations across America raise the bar and set the standard in service that consistently exceeds customer expectations. He is also the Founder, President, and Owner of John Robert’s Spa, which was named one of the “Top 20 Salons in America with Multiple Locations.” Not only does he teach others about world-class customer experiences, but...


Frustration & Fortune: Becoming an Entrepreneur with Caspar Szulc

Caspar Szulc is the Co-Founder and President of Innovative Medicine, a company that is dedicated to transforming the way medicine is practiced. After noticing he was miserable at his job as a financial analyst on Wall Street, he realized that it wasn’t for him and decided to figure out what was. If you find yourself in the same situation, you’ll be encouraged by his story — and maybe even motivated enough to do the same.


Staffing the Workforce with Refugees with Chris Chancey

After moving to the diverse city of Clarkston, GA, Chris encountered many refugee neighbors who were struggling to find jobs. They faced challenges despite being legally able to work; at the same time, many local industries were struggling to find dependable personnel. For Chris, the impact of solving these two problems at once was too big to ignore. In this episode, we dive into some polarizing issues to discuss what it was like to build a staffing business with a truly one-of-a-kind...


Transitioning to Your Passion with Lauren Bateman

Lots of entrepreneurs start out working desk jobs that just don’t feel right. But knowing how to transition from a comfortable career to following your passion can be fraught with challenges. In this episode, I talk to Lauren Bateman about how she started a music school out of her spare bedroom and grew it to eight locations and 450+ students.


Overcoming Imposter Syndrome with Josh Elledge

Have you ever wondered if you’re the “right” person to do what you do? After facing some early career failures, Josh Elledge struggled with being seen as an expert after founding SavingsAngel. If you’ve ever felt out of your depth but had to push through anyway, this episode is for you. We discuss everything from strategies for overcoming imposter syndrome to tips on building your personal brand—don’t miss out!


Harnessing Sales to Achieve Success with Perry Marshall

Most entrepreneurs and business owners dread learning sales. For Perry Marshall, author of 80/20 Sales and Marketing, mastering sales allowed him to stand out from his engineering peers. On this episode we discuss how learning sales can multiply your efforts and help you achieve success no matter what business you’re in.


Every Business is Show Business with Mark Kaye

Have you ever thought about starting a podcast, show or social media presence for yourself or your business but didn’t know where to start? Our guest this week, Mark Kaye, has been in the radio business for decades. He’s here to explain why you don’t need to be perfect, you just need to get started and be consistent.


How to Avoid the Hourly Billing Trap with Jonathan Stark

If you run a business using hourly billing (or even just work in one), you’ve probably experiences pricing issues, scope creep and customers who are unhappy even though you gave them what they asked for. All these issues are rooted in a common business practice—hourly billing. In this episode, Jonathan Stark, author of the book Hourly Billing is Nuts, walks you through alternative billing practices that lead to happier customers and better margins.


The Power of Persistence with Michal Stawicki

In 2013, Michal Stawicki started writing every single day. Since then, he’s written and published sixteen books! From creating your own personal mission statement, to chipping away at your goals a little bit at a time, Michal explains how to pursue your goals with laser focus.


Make Your Own Opportunities with Dr. Bill Dorfman

Dr. Bill Dorfman has earned the title of “Dentist to the Stars,” but growing up in a family without money, that success was never a given. Dr. Dorfman has gone on to run a wildly successful dental practice, invent ZOOM Whitening, found his own nonprofit, and star on television series like Extreme Makeover and The Doctors. In this episode, we talk about setting priorities, having the tenacity to go for your dreams, and giving back to future generations. If you need a serious dose of...


Outsourcing Your Way to Freedom with John Jonas

If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you hear of a business owner with a seventeen hour work week and think “Yeah, right—that’s impossible.” For John Jonas, that pipe dream is a reality, but getting there wasn’t easy. In this episode, we talk about the right way to outsource, as well as some common pitfalls to avoid. If you’re interested in getting more done in fewer hours, hear our full conversation below.


How to Be and Hire “A” Players with Adam Hudson

For serial entrepreneur Adam Hudson, the road to success started with personal development, but, as we discuss, it takes more than reading a few good books to become the best at what you do. In this episode, we talk about concepts that are critical to the long-term success of any entrepreneur: motivating yourself, finding the right business, and building a good team.


Trademark your Legacy with Andrei Mincov

Andrei Mincov’s interest in intellectual property law began when, as a law student in Russia, his father’s musical compositions were stolen for use in advertisements. Years later after moving to Canada, he went on to build Trademark Factory, which offers a completely unique single-price option for trademarking. In our conversation, we talk about having the courage to do things differently, why it’s critical to protect your intellectual property, and how you can protect your business’s legacy.


Replace Yourself Every Single Day with Rob Harr

As your business grows, building the right team can mean the difference between success and failure. But knowing how to intentionally grow can feel complicated and overwhelming. For Rob Harr, Co-founder and VP of Sparkbox, intentional growth meant empowering his team to be self sufficient. In this episode we talk about how to find and hire people who can hit the ground running.


How to Not Feel Lonely at the Top with David Mammano

For entrepreneurs and business owners whose days are already packed, building a professional support network can feel like just another to-do on an already long list. But having peers you can depend on is critical to your long-term success. Take it from David Mammano—he’s been an entrepreneur for 20 years and has started seven businesses from scratch. In this interview, David shares his tips for how to build your network so you don’t have to feel lonely or isolated as your business grows....


Using Systems and Planning to Create Freedom with Michael Kilpatrick

Balancing running a business with life and family is challenging no matter what industry you’re in. So, what lessons can you take from organic farming that will help you run your business more efficiently? Quite a lot, it turns out. For farmer and entrepreneur Michael Kilpatrick, building systems and planning into every aspect of his business (when to scale, who to hire, etc.) has helped him create more freedom in his life and even take the occasional vacation. If you’re looking to build...


"Company of One: Why Staying Small is the Next Big Thing in Business" with Paul Jarvis

There's so much focus and attention on growth in business. How much did your team grow, how many clients did you add, how much did revenue grow, etc. But sometimes, we need to step back and ask — WHY do we want to grow? What if instead of making everything bigger, we focused on making it better? In this interview, Paul shares his insights after many years in business helping companies of all sizes. Sound interesting? Don't miss this interview — and grab a copy of his new book here:...