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Building a Business that Lasts

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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 lasted 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 lasted 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 lasted the test of time to gather stories, tips, and ideas, that will help others grow.








Building a Better Team with Dean Hallett

Getting leadership right is hard work, and developing leaders can be even harder. However, it’s this work that can revolutionize your organization to build a strong culture and propel you toward success. Dean Hallett has provided leadership at the highest levels, including as EVP/CFO at Disney and Senior EVP at 20th Century Fox. Now, he helps organizations just like yours develop their leadership teams for happier, better organizations that thrive in a world of continual disruption. Support...


Building a Strong Team with Ira Wolfe

People and personalities matter when it comes to hiring, building a trusted team, and working toward success in your business. Ira Wolfe is an expert in these things, including best practices in hiring and succession. If you want to build a strong, healthy team that helps your business succeed, then you have to understand — and apply — this formula. Support the show (


Elevate Your Business with Chris Prenovost

In order to elevate your business and focus on the parts of it that you love, there are some things you need to do first. Chris Prenovost is a professional EOS implementer who helps business leaders fall back in love with their businesses by learning about — and implementing — EOS, the Entrepreneurial Operating System. When you learn what it is, how it works, why you need it, and then implement it in your business, you can achieve incredible results. Support the show...


Big Business Tips for Small Businesses with Tony Guarnaccia

What does it take to get out of the frustration zone in business, and how do you find the resilience to get through it? Tony Guarnaccia is a business founder, strategist, and consultant who helps small businesses grow and succeed by teaching them exactly what to do and how to do it. Find out what he discovered while working with market leaders across hundreds of niches and learn how you can apply his knowledge to your...


A Special Offer for You

Listen to today's episode for a limited-time promo code to get a big discount on your ticket for Business Builders Live in March! Without the right knowledge, you can get stuck as an entrepreneur. I’m here to teach you how to build a business that lasts and grows regardless of the environment, including the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. Support the show (


Leading & Selling with Noble Purpose with Lisa McLeod

People need to know their life has meaning. If you know that what you do for work makes a difference, your whole life changes. Lisa McLeod is a strategy consultant, executive coach, and keynote speaker who helps people just like you find meaning in their work and get money from it at the same time (yes, it’s really possible). Support the show (


Following Your Framework with David Henzel

Do you make decisions based on your mission, vision, and values? Do your employees? What about your family? And yourself? These things don’t just apply to businesses — they apply to families and individuals, too. When you know what your mission, vision, and values are, then you have a framework in place to help you better make decisions in life. UpCoach CEO and veteran entrepreneur David Henzel has some powerful counsel and wisdom about these things that are truly worth hearing. Support the...


Start Your Own Business with Christine Blackledge

Sometimes the best way to start a new business is to see something you don’t like in the world, think, “I can make that better,” and then do just that. When Christine Blackledge had a personal experience that prompted her to reinvent home health care, she went for it. Now, her business has gone international and she teaches others to do what she once did herself: start nursing agencies and healthcare businesses. If you need inspiration or encouragement, don’t miss this heartfelt conversation...


How to Scale and Sustain with Tatiana Tsoir

Have you ever wondered how to take a traditional business, like law or accounting, and convert it into something that’s more scalable from a profitability standpoint and more sustainable from a personal standpoint? An accountant, an author, and a true professional, Tatiana Tsoir has turned her agency into something that works for her, her life, and her team. Find out how you can do the same (and get some good accounting tips as a bonus). Support the show...


Write Your Book, Finally with Laura Gale

Have you ever thought about writing a book but haven’t done it because you don’t have the time? If you have thought about it, have you ever considered using a ghostwriter to help you tell your story? Ghostwriting isn’t cheating because it’s still your ideas, your thoughts, and your words — you’re just getting a little help putting those things down on paper. Laura Gale is a ghostwriter who helps entrepreneurs and business owners write, publish, and market powerful, profitable books that...


It’s Always Personal with Lori Hibma

Some people like to say, “Business isn’t personal.” But that’s not true. If you’re a person, it’s personal — and that includes business. For business leaders, there’s so much more to your day-to-day operations than work because life can change in an instant, and those life changes can have a big impact on your business. Lori Hibma is a skilled CEO who knows all too well how life can affect work. It’s always personal, and if you’re a business leader, this is one enlightening conversation you...


Franchising Done Right with Lance Graulich

Have you ever considered running a franchise, or franchising your existing business? Franchises are great because they provide an opportunity where there’s already a proven platform in place so you’re more likely to succeed. ION Franchising Founder & CEO Lance Graulich runs a franchise consulting firm that helps people build businesses that last. If you’ve ever thought about franchising in any capacity, you don’t want to miss out on this valuable information from a franchise pro! Support...


Using Email to Succeed with Tom Kulzer

These days, we send a lot of emails. When we automate those emails, it gives us space to focus on other important aspects of our businesses. Tom Kulzer, founder of AWeber, knows the value of email automation because he runs one of the most successful email automation systems in the nation. Every day, he helps small businesses communicate well by email with a powerfully-simple email marketing solution. In this episode, Tom shares his best advice about scaling your business, overcoming...


Scale Your Business with Veronica Sagastume

As a leader, there’s a lot you need to know about growing your business. Veronica Sagastume is a business strategist and consultant who helps businesses successfully grow their revenue, increase their gross margin performance, and build infrastructures that help them handle their substantial growth. You don’t have to feel frustrated, overwhelmed, and confused when it comes to growing your business. When you’re armed with the right strategy and knowledge, you can confidently scale your...


Do Less, Achieve More with Crista Grasso

Have you ever wondered if you can achieve more by doing less? Good news — you can. Crista Grasso helps business owners do just that through her lean out method, a combination of strategic planning and lean business practices that help business owners focus on what matters most so they can achieve more by doing less. If you want to drive maximum value for your customers and maximum profits for your business without overworking and overwhelming yourself, then this conversation is for...


Small-Business Success with Carl Gould

Would you consider yourself a successful business owner? How much do you know about business growth? Believe it or not, we all still have a lot to learn, no matter how successful we are. Carl Gould has spent three decades as a business growth advisor. As a worldwide leading authority on business and entrepreneurship, he’s an expert on executive coaching, business mentoring, and performance training. In this episode, he shares his top tips that come from his best-selling book The 7 Stages of...


Finding Success with Kathy Bowman Atkins

As a business owner, sometimes, you just need to tap into the knowledge of a seasoned expert and soak up everything you can. Kathy Bowman Atkins is the CEO and founder of The Lattitude Group, a business strategy and leadership development firm that helps businesses get results. In this episode, she shares her thoughts on mentorship, teams, clients, and other important things all business owners should know. She even shares access to a downloadable guide to help business owners prepare for...


How Self-Awareness Helps You Lead Well with Trey Sheneman

Do you ever ask yourself the hard questions? Questions about your purpose, your feelings, your behavior, your strengths — the things that really matter? Trey Sheneman does. As the executive director of marketing in the financial peace division at Ramsey Solutions, Trey is the epitome of self-aware. As a leader, self-awareness matters. So do vulnerability and humility. In this episode, Trey and I talk about the hard things as leaders and people. We get real. If you could use some real talk...


Walk the Edge with Jenny Fenig

Have you ever gotten to a point in life and wondered, “Is this what I’m made for? Is this what I’m supposed to be doing?” Sometimes making transitions in life after we’ve made big commitments in education and careers can be really overwhelming. But transitions aren’t all bad — sometimes, they can lead you to exactly where you’re supposed to be, doing exactly what you’re supposed to do. Jenny Fenig knows all about that. As her own boss, these days, she leads a coaching and training company...


Be the Banker with Mark Willis

When it comes to your finances, the right strategies and tools make all the difference. It’s not enough to just know about them, though — you have to apply them, too. Lake Growth Financial Services CFP® Mark Willis helps people build wealth in a safe and predictable manner so they can create tax-free income for life. Listen in to find out how you can be your own banker with his expert advice. Support the show (