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You’ve worked hard to build your business and now it’s time to grow. Join Tom DuFore, CEO of Big Sky Franchise Team, each week as he interviews leading entrepreneurs, executives, and experts who share their misses, makes, and multipliers. If you are a growth-minded entrepreneur, investor, or franchise company, then this is the podcast for you. Big Sky Franchise Team is an award-winning consulting firm and its consultants have advised more than 600 clients, including some of the largest companies in the world. Tom has the unique perspective of the “franchise trifecta,” by being a franchisor, a franchisee, and a franchise supplier.

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You’ve worked hard to build your business and now it’s time to grow. Join Tom DuFore, CEO of Big Sky Franchise Team, each week as he interviews leading entrepreneurs, executives, and experts who share their misses, makes, and multipliers. If you are a growth-minded entrepreneur, investor, or franchise company, then this is the podcast for you. Big Sky Franchise Team is an award-winning consulting firm and its consultants have advised more than 600 clients, including some of the largest companies in the world. Tom has the unique perspective of the “franchise trifecta,” by being a franchisor, a franchisee, and a franchise supplier.

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214. Are You In a Marketing Hole?—Austin LaRoche, CEO, ATAK Interactive

7/15/2024
Have you ever found yourself in a marketing hole, wondering how you are going to dig yourself out? You know, one of those times where are you trying your best to generate leads and convert it into sales, but it is not working. Our guest today is Austin LaRoche, who shares with us his M2S Framework to help take leads to sales. TODAY'S WIN-WIN: There are a lot of tough times, sometimes you get yourself in a hole, that just means you can climb out of it. LINKS FROM THE EPISODE: https://www.atakinteractive.com/https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/franchisesalestraining/CLICK HERE.ABOUT OUR GUEST: Austin LaRoche is the CEO of ATAK Interactive and creator of the M2S (Marketing-to-Sales) Framework, a B2B growth system that synchronizes strategy and execution in a simple, pragmatic plan. Based out of Pasadena, California, ATAK Interactive is a full-service marketing agency with employees and clients across the globe. Austin is an engaged entrepreneur with a passion for helping other business owners see their vision come to light. His company motto is "Strength in Structure," where he and his team watch their clients go from random acts of marketing into an organized operation that can measure and optimize success at each stage of their customer’s journey. ABOUT BIG SKY FRANCHISE TEAM: This episode is powered by Big Sky Franchise Team. If you are ready to talk about franchising your business you can schedule your free, no-obligation, franchise consultation online at: https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/ or by calling Big Sky Franchise Team at: 855-824-4759.

Duration:00:24:49

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213. Have You Taken a Vacation?—Shannon Joy Mekeel, Founder, SJM Consulting Services

7/8/2024
Do you know what your paid time off policy is at your company? And, are your staff taking their vacation time? Maybe a better question is are you taking your vacation time? Our guest today is Shannon Joy Mekeel who shares with us about her book and the importance of paid time off for your staff. TODAY'S WIN-WIN: Make sure you have a time off policy and that your team uses it. LINKS FROM THE EPISODE: https://sjmconsultingservices.co/CLICK HERE.https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/franchisesalestraining/CLICK HERE.ABOUT OUR GUEST: Shannon Joy Mekeel served her country as a logistics troop in the United States Air Force for eight years. She has 20 + years of experience in corporate America in multiple industries. Her company SJM Consulting Services specializes in culture certification, marketing storytelling, and operational improvement and implementation. Shannon is a mom of three young men ages 26, 23, and19. She is the wife of an Illinois farm boy turned Marine, who is currently enduring prostate cancer treatment. Motivated by the issues she saw in all industries, Shannon published her first book in the spring of 2023, "You Have Arrived, The Roadmap to Empathy Where Stories Light the Way.” ABOUT BIG SKY FRANCHISE TEAM: This episode is powered by Big Sky Franchise Team. If you are ready to talk about franchising your business you can schedule your free, no-obligation, franchise consultation online at: https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/ or by calling Big Sky Franchise Team at: 855-824-4759.

Duration:00:19:12

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212. How Reading Fiction Can Make You a Better Leader—Melanie Bell, Founder, Leaders Who Fiction

7/1/2024
When is the last time you read a great story or a fiction book? Did you have a chance to discuss it with others or share some of the lessons learned? If it’s been a while or you can’t recall the last time, then this episode is for you. Our guest today is Melanie Bell, who shares how reading fiction can actually help you become a better leader. TODAY'S WIN-WIN: People find it easier to talk about other people in the story, instead of themselves. LINKS FROM THE EPISODE: https://www.leaderswhofiction.com/https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/franchisesalestraining/CLICK HERE.ABOUT OUR GUEST: Melanie is the Founder of Leaders Who Fiction, an online book club and community that offers a unique way for people to acquire and develop leadership qualities through reading and discussing novels. On this fast-growing platform, leaders meet on the last Wednesday of each month for intellectual, business-oriented conversations centered around a selected novel. Melanie is also the Co-Founder of Strategic Piece, where she works with C-suite executives at growth-stage companies to deliver exceptional revenue growth by bringing together their marketing, sales, and service teams around an information-driven customer experience built on the HubSpot platform. ABOUT BIG SKY FRANCHISE TEAM: This episode is powered by Big Sky Franchise Team. If you are ready to talk about franchising your business you can schedule your free, no-obligation, franchise consultation online at: https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/ or by calling Big Sky Franchise Team at: 855-824-4759.

Duration:00:18:21

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211. Is Your Business in Cruise Control?—Dr. Jonathan Batkari, Founder e7 Health

6/24/2024
Are you in cruise control with your business? Have you hit a point where you have settled in and are a little complacent? Our guest today is Dr. Jonathan Baktari, and he shares with us how he continues to grow his business by pushing himself out of his comfort zone and taking calculated risks. TODAY'S WIN-WIN: It is easy to go into “cruise control” for your business. Don’t forget about your hunger when you started your business. LINKS FROM THE EPISODE: •You can visit our guest's website at: http://www.enationaltesting.com •Get a copy of our guest's book CLICK HERE. •Attend our Franchise Sales Training Workshop: •https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/franchisesalestraining/ •If you are ready to franchise your business or take it to the next level: CLICK HERE. •Connect with our guest on social: ◦https://www.instagram.com/baktarimd ◦https://twitter.com/BaktariMDMedia ◦https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-baktarimd/ ◦https://www.facebook.com/BaktariMD/ ABOUT OUR GUEST: Dr. Baktari is the Founder and CEO of eNational Testing, US Drug Test Centers and e7 Health. He is a preeminent, national business thought leader interviewed in The Washington Post, USA Today, Forbes, Barron’s, andmany other national publications. He is also an opinion writer for The Hill and the Toronto Star. e7 Health is a company that leverages technology to offer innovative medical care while providing cost savings for their patients and clients. They specialize in 7 areas of health care (Travel Medicine, Student Health, Corporate Health Services, Drug Testing,STD Testing, Physicals and Labs, and Vaccines) and have $5M+ in annual revenues. ABOUT BIG SKY FRANCHISE TEAM: This episode is powered by Big Sky Franchise Team. If you are ready to talk about franchising your business you can schedule your free, no-obligation, franchise consultation online at: https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/ or by calling Big Sky Franchise Team at: 855-824-4759.

Duration:00:31:40

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210. 4-YEAR ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: The 3 Phases of Growing a Franchise System—Brad Sugars, ActionCOACH, Founder/Chairman

6/17/2024
Today’s episode is extra special as it is the celebration of our podcasts’ 4 year anniversary. Thank you to all of our loyal listeners who have been with us and a part of our journey. And, I always remember our first episode because it was released right around Father’s Day. On our celebration episodes I always like to have a special topic or special guest and today is no different. I was honored to have the opportunity to interview Brad Sugars, who is the founder and Chairman of ActioCOACH, which has over 1,100 franchisees in 83 countries. Brad shares with us some key insights into marketing and growing a business, the 3 phases to growing your franchise system from 1 to 100 franchises, and the 5 sales that occur during the franchise sales process. TODAY'S WIN-WIN: “You can’t outperform your knowledge.” LINKS FROM THE EPISODE: www.actioncoach.comwww.bradsugars.com CLICK HERE.https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/franchisesalestraining/CLICK HERE.https://bradsugars.com/the-big-success-podcast/ CLICKING HERE.ABOUT OUR GUEST: Brad Sugars is the Chairman and Founder of ActionCOACH, a multi-million-dollar franchise providing result-driven education and business solutions to entrepreneurs and executives in 70+ countries across the world. Since starting it in 1993, Brad has scaled up his venture into an award-winning global enterprise that coaches 15,000 businesses on a weekly basis, helping them grow, sustain, and succeed. With over 30 years of experience in the entrepreneurial space, Brad has established himself as one of the world’s leading business coaches. He has lent his professional expertise to 9+ companies as a CEO, besides building his personal brand as a renowned business guru, keynote speaker, and best-selling author. ABOUT BIG SKY FRANCHISE TEAM: This episode is powered by Big Sky Franchise Team. If you are ready to talk about franchising your business you can schedule your free, no-obligation, franchise consultation online at: https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/ or by calling Big Sky Franchise Team at: 855-824-4759.

Duration:00:40:03

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209. Keeping Your Word Matters—Feras Alhlou, CEO, Start Up With Feras

6/10/2024
Have you ever heard the stories of a business that promised employees a payout at the sale of it, only to have their promised share to be diluted or eliminated right before the sale happened? I know I have heard some of those before. Our guest today is Feras Alhlou who shares with us a wealth of great business growth information, but most importantly, how when he sold his business for 8-figures he kept his word to his employees. TODAY'S WIN-WIN: There are no shortcuts to success. LINKS FROM THE EPISODE: https://www.startupwithferas.com/CLICK HERE.https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/franchisesalestraining/CLICK HERE.ABOUT OUR GUEST: Feras has founded, grown, and sold businesses in Silicon Valley and abroad, scaling them from zero revenue to 7 and 8 figures.In 2019, Feras sold e-Nor, a digital marketing consulting company, to Dentsu (a top-5 global media company).Feras has served as an advisor to 150+ founders. In his current venture, Start Up With Feras, he's on a mission to help entrepreneurs in the consulting and services space start and grow their businesses smarter and stronger. ABOUT BIG SKY FRANCHISE TEAM: This episode is powered by Big Sky Franchise Team. If you are ready to talk about franchising your business you can schedule your free, no-obligation, franchise consultation online at: https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/ or by calling Big Sky Franchise Team at: 855-824-4759.

Duration:00:34:49

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208. Business Should Be Fun—Kris Ward, Win the Hour, Win the Day

6/3/2024
With summer unofficially started you might be thinking it is time to take a vacation, but find yourself unable to step away from your work or maybe you would like to find the fun again in running your own business. If this is the case, then today’s episode is for you. In today’s episode, we interview Kris Ward, who is an expert at helping successful leaders and entrepreneurs get hold of their time and schedules to bring the fun back into their business. TODAY'S WIN-WIN: Your business should support your life, not consume it. LINKS FROM THE EPISODE: https://www.winthehourwintheday.com/www.freegiftfromkris.comCLICK HEREhttps://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/franchisesalestraining/CLICK HERE. https://www.winthehourwintheday.com/ https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/now-your-business/id1484859150 https://www.linkedin.com/in/kriswardstopworkingsohard/ https://www.tiktok.com/@kriswardxx https://www.facebook.com/krisward.ca https://twitter.com/krisward https://www.instagram.com/kriswardlive/ABOUT OUR GUEST: Kris Ward is the leading authority in leveraging your time and scaling your business. Kris is the founder of the Win The Hour, Win the Day philosophy. After the loss of her husband, Kris returned full-time to her work as a marketing strategist. She was relieved that her business had not only survived her absence but was growing. Now, Kris has completely changed the landscape for entrepreneurs by sharing the successful practices that allowed her absence. Kris has shared the stage with Jack Canfield - Chicken Soup For The Soul, Kevin Harrington original Shark from Shark Tank, James Malinchak -ABC's Secret Millionaire, Sharon Lechter - Rich Dad Poor Dad Co Author and Joe Theismann - NFL All star and commentator to name a few. Kris has also featured on award winning podcasts, radio and TV shows. You can hear Kris on her own podcast - Win The Hour Win The Day, where she has engaging conversations with dynamic guests covering a variety of business topics so you can get to your next win now! ABOUT BIG SKY FRANCHISE TEAM: This episode i

Duration:00:30:00

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207. Taming the High Cost of College—Brad Baldridge, College Funding Specialist

5/27/2024
If you have kids at home, do you have a plan to pay for college? And, did you know as a business owner that there are different requirements for how your income and need based aid is calculated? In today’s episode, we interview Brad Baldridge, who shares with us some tips on how to tame the high cost of college. TODAY'S WIN-WIN: Get some information to learn more about paying for college, get a plan, and be prepared. LINKS FROM THE EPISODE: https://baldridgecollegesolutions.com/https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/franchisesalestraining/CLICK HERE.ABOUT OUR GUEST: Brad Baldridge is one of the nation’s leading college financial experts. He teaches families the best ways to plan, saveand pay for college so they can make their children’s college dreams come true without wiping out their finances ortheir retirement.For over 20 years, he has shared his expertise and insights through his private practice, as a blogger and host of theTaming the High Cost of College Podcast, and as a presenter at numerous workshops and seminars. ABOUT BIG SKY FRANCHISE TEAM: This episode is powered by Big Sky Franchise Team. If you are ready to talk about franchising your business you can schedule your free, no-obligation, franchise consultation online at: https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/ or by calling Big Sky Franchise Team at: 855-824-4759.

Duration:00:28:46

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206. How to Create a Successful Internship Program—Robert Khoury, Agile Rainmakers

5/20/2024
With summer around the corner, you might have interns getting ready to start at your organization this summer or in the fall. Are you prepared to set your intern up for success? Or maybe you haven’t even thought about it because you have been so busy. In today’s episode, we interview Rob Khoury, who has written two different books on internships. One for the intern, and one for you, the intern manager. TODAY'S WIN-WIN: Your intern is going to remember this internship for the rest of his or her life. What will they remember from your internship? LINKS FROM THE EPISODE: http://www.agilerainmakers.com/https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/franchisesalestraining/CLICK HERE.https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertkhoury/ABOUT OUR GUEST: Robert J. Khoury is co-founder and CEO of Agile Rainmakers, a high-impact business development consulting and advisory firm based in Chicago’s Gold Coast. His 20+ year career in the financial industry has seen him in many roles: an equity derivatives trader, portfolio manager, corporate strategist, chief operating officer, recruiter, hedge fund executive, and private equity investor. Rob takes great pleasure in supporting college students and recent graduates in making career and life choices that support the fulfillment of their life’s goals. He has mentored and hired many interns over the years and has a passion for ensuring their success. He has also led personal and professional development seminars for Landmark Worldwide. Rob earned a BSE in Electrical Engineering at Princeton University and his MBA in Finance and International Business from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. ABOUT BIG SKY FRANCHISE TEAM: This episode is powered by Big Sky Franchise Team. If you are ready to talk about franchising your business you can schedule your free, no-obligation, franchise consultation online at: https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/ or by calling Big Sky Franchise Team at: 855-824-4759.

Duration:00:39:01

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205. Is Growth Hacking Too Good to Be True—Nader Sabry, Growth Science Expert

5/13/2024
I’m sure over the last several years you’ve heard about growth hacks over the last few years, I know that I have. But, I always thought it sounded too good to be true. So I decided to interview and expert to provide some context and understanding. In today’s episode, we interview Nader Sabry, who shares with us about what growth hacking has turned into growth science. TODAY'S WIN-WIN: The difference between growth science and not is the distance between an idea and action. LINKS FROM THE EPISODE: https://nadersabry.com/https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/franchisesalestraining/CLICK HERE.ABOUT OUR GUEST: Nader has been described by his peers as "the guy you don't want your competition to hire" for his innovative growth strategies that have propelled businesses to unprecedented success. Nader has helped hundreds of CEOs, global leaders, and founders unlock unseen growth opportunities with growth hacking SECRETS used by only 1% of companies. Several Fortune 500s use his methods and strategies, including Microsoft, Google, and NASA. ABOUT BIG SKY FRANCHISE TEAM: This episode is powered by Big Sky Franchise Team. If you are ready to talk about franchising your business you can schedule your free, no-obligation, franchise consultation online at: https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/ or by calling Big Sky Franchise Team at: 855-824-4759.

Duration:00:28:12

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204. Unleash Your Unstoppable—Ashley Winston, CEO, Unstoppable, Inc.

5/6/2024
When is the last time you paused to take a look at your present situation introspectively? Or, when is the last time you helped people on your staff and team reflect on their current life and situation? If you don’t recall or you noticed you needed some improvement, today’s episode is for you. In today’s episode, we interview Ashley Winston, who shares with us some tips and ideas on how to unleash your unstoppable. TODAY'S WIN-WIN: Replace yourself with team members to help your people grow and to help you unleash your unstoppable. LINKS FROM THE EPISODE: https://unstoppablenetwork.podia.com/https://unstoppablenetwork.podia.com/5b131ca1-b7ff-487f-a36c-c1eae3c13066CLICK HERE.https://unstoppablenetwork.podia.com/bbe9d31c-0be6-4a72-bbad-d0365f43bac7https://podcasts.apple.com/za/podcast/break-free-with-ashley-winston/id1386177323https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/franchisesalestraining/https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/ABOUT OUR GUEST: Ashley Winston helps people win and provides them with the necessary keys to unlock their peak performance. From classrooms to churches to corporations, Ashley has worked with over 20,000 women and youth, 50 Chicago Public Schools, and over 70 organizations, including Tacom, The Lyric Opera of Chicago, and McDonald’s Corporation. Her dynamic background, authenticity, and business expertise allow her to equip, empower, and extraordinarily relate to leaders from all walks of life. She delivers the necessary truth and tough love, helping the world navigate the wild adventures of faith, business, and life. Ashley is the creator and host of The Break Free Podcast and the author of three books, Break Free: Unlock Your God-Given Potential & Unleash Your Unstoppable, You Are Enough, and 7 Secrets to Living Your Best Life, a guide to help you overcome your obstacles and create a life you love. ABOUT BIG SKY FRANCHISE TEAM: This episode is powered by Big Sky Franchise Team. If you are ready to talk about franchising your business you can schedule your free, no-obligation, franchise consultation online at: https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/ or by calling Big Sky Franchise Team at: 855-824-4759.

Duration:00:34:56

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203. 3 Reasons Why Your Digital Agency Isn't Working—Jason Fisico, Founder, Fizzi

4/29/2024
Have you ever been burned by a digital marketing agency? Or wondered how to get the most out of your digital marketing spend? Our guest today is Jason Fisico, and he shares with us three of the most common reasons you may have been burned by a digital marketing company. TODAY'S WIN-WIN: Be patient with your marketing efforts and have enough budget to get the results you want. LINKS FROM THE EPISODE: https://www.fizzimedia.comhttps://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/franchisesalestraining/CLICK HERE. ABOUT OUR GUEST: Jason is the founder and CEO of Fizzi, a growth marketing team focused on helping service-based businesses overcome plateaus and grow faster than ever before. The agency is best known for our guest, Jason Fisico, who produced well over $100 million in revenue for his clients before starting the company. The team has since worked with some of the world’s biggest brands in their respective niches! ABOUT BIG SKY FRANCHISE TEAM: This episode is powered by Big Sky Franchise Team. If you are ready to talk about franchising your business you can schedule your free, no-obligation, franchise consultation online at: https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/ or by calling Big Sky Franchise Team at: 855-824-4759.

Duration:00:24:45

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202. Keys to Being a Great Business Coach—David Patterson, Founder, DP3 Consulting

4/22/2024
Do you know how to coach others? It is often said that the best leaders are great coaches. How have you improved your coaching abilities or skills? Or do you have people on your team that need to learn how to be a coach? Or maybe you are looking to hire a business coach? In today’s episode, we interview David Patterson, and he shares with us a few of the keys to being a great coach that you can use to develop yourself, others on your team, or to use as criteria in helping you find a great business coach for yourself. TODAY'S WIN-WIN: There is a saying that “Experience is the best teacher.” But actually, “Evaluated Experience." LINKS FROM THE EPISODE: https://www.dp3consulting.com/https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/franchisesalestraining/CLICK HERE.ABOUT OUR GUEST: David Patterson has built a proven 20-year track record in providing strategic small business consulting services, facilitating powerful workshops and orchestrating impactful seminars for brands like Bank of America, Keller Williams Realty International, John Maxwell Leadership and Business Made Simple. David brings to the table a unique wealth of knowledge and an extensive network of successful, like-minded, like-valued entrepreneurs in everything from business launch strategies, organizational behavior-based team building and professional and operational best practices through his Atlanta-based coaching and consulting firm. David Patterson Purpose Statement: I endeavor to help grow gifted and motivated people into intentional leaders with the desire of living influential, transformative lives. ABOUT BIG SKY FRANCHISE TEAM: This episode is powered by Big Sky Franchise Team. If you are ready to talk about franchising your business you can schedule your free, no-obligation, franchise consultation online at: https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/ or by calling Big Sky Franchise Team at: 855-824-4759.

Duration:00:26:57

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201. The Power of One to Change Everything—Ginine Capozzi, Founder, KnowledgeForce Consulting

4/15/2024
How are you training and developing your staff or franchisees in your system? Do you have a plan and system for onboarding new hires? In today’s episode, we interview Ginine Capozzi, shares with us how the power of one can change everything for your new hire experience. TODAY'S WIN-WIN: People re actively seeking to CONNECT and PROTECT. LINKS FROM THE EPISODE: https://www.knowledgeforceconsulting.com/https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/franchisesalestraining/CLICK HERE.ABOUT OUR GUEST: Ginine Capozzi is an L&D Consulting Pro, CoActive Coach, and Knowledge Force Consulting Owner. With 15+ years in Learning and Development Strategy, she revolutionizes training for personal and business empowerment. A hands-onleader, Ginine excels in adult learning, change management, curriculum design, and instructional innovation. Her unique approach emphasizes compounding training's impact, even 1% behavior shifts. Committed to community and volunteering, Ginine drives positive change. A catalyst for Fortune 500 firms, her reimagined training blends WholeBrain® Thinking, gamification, and e-learning, pushing boundaries for dynamic, engaging content and strategic excellence. ABOUT BIG SKY FRANCHISE TEAM: This episode is powered by Big Sky Franchise Team. If you are ready to talk about franchising your business you can schedule your free, no-obligation, franchise consultation online at: https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/ or by calling Big Sky Franchise Team at: 855-824-4759.

Duration:00:25:46

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200. Making an Impact With Your Business—John and Mark Cronin, John’s Crazy Socks

4/8/2024
This is a special podcast as it is episode 200! And, we always like to have a special guest and message to share on important milestone podcasts. Today’s episode was recorded about 4 months ago and we have been saving it for today. So the question we are opening today with is how are you using your business to give back and make an impact? In today’s episode, we interview John & Mark Cronin, who are a father-son team that are making a difference with advocating for people with differing abilities one pair of socks at a time. TODAY'S WIN-WIN: John’s quote at the end of podcast: "Follow your heart, follow your dreams, work hard, show what you can do." LINKS FROM THE EPISODE: https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/franchisesalestraining/CLICK HERE.ABOUT OUR GUEST: John and Mark X. Cronin are the father-son team that created John’s Crazy Socks, a social enterprise with a mission to spread happiness. They bootstrapped their business into the world’s largest sock store with multi-million dollar revenues. They have been named EY’s Entrepreneurs of the Year. John is not only a business owner, but he has Down syndrome. John and Mark show what people with differing abilities can do – more than half of their colleagues have differing abilities. They are fierce advocates for inclusion, having testified twice before the U.S. Congress and spoken at the United Nations. They are sought after keynote speakers, have recorded two TEDx Talks and are frequent guests on network television. They create unique customer experiences and develop a workplace culture that leads to an engaged workforce. And they show their gratitude through their Giving Back program that has raised over $7000,000 for their charity partners. ABOUT BIG SKY FRANCHISE TEAM: This episode is powered by Big Sky Franchise Team. If you are ready to talk about franchising your business you can schedule your free, no-obligation, franchise consultation online at: https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/ or by calling Big Sky Franchise Team at: 855-824-4759.

Duration:00:35:37

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199. The Best Way to Answer Questions—Dr. Brian Glibkowski, Founder, Raise Your AQ

4/1/2024
We’ve all learned how to ask questions and why it is important. But what about answering questions? Have you been taught how to answer questions and why it is important? Our guest today is Dr. Brian Glibkowski, who shares with us his research and framework for how to develop and present answers. It is what he calls Answer Intelligence. TODAY'S WIN-WIN: Being aware that it is not just the questions you ask, but also being prepared to answer questions. LINKS FROM THE EPISODE: https://www.raiseyouraq.com/ https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/franchisesalestraining/CLICK HERE.https://www.amazon.com/Answer-Intelligence-Raise-your-AQ-ebook/dp/B08LVH5H57?ref_=ast_author_mpb ABOUT OUR GUEST: Dr. Brian Glibkowski is an author, researcher, and futurist passionate about the role of questions and answers in business and society. His journey started with his research on questions. He authored an article on questions that has been recognized by the Association of Human Resource Development as one of ten articles that will shape the 21st century. During his research on questions, one simple observation stopped him in his tracks. We know a lot about questions. We know very little about answers. In grade school we teach children about questions, not answers. Our children learn about the six wh-questions (why, what when, where, who, how) and they learn about open and closed questions. There is no typology of answers we teach our children. Journalists, physicians, sales reps, executive coaches, and almost all professionals have been trained in questions, not answers. Business books with question in the title outnumber books with answer in the title 3 to 1. His new book is Answer Intelligence: Raise Your AQ. The book introduces a new science of answers that is nominated for a 2022 Prose award for professional and scholarly excellence. The book rights have been purchased for translation into multiple languages. The AQ framework has been adopted by universities, including the Imperial College of London Business School (global top 20). Certified AQ Partners from the USA, UK, UAE, Australia, India, and elsewhere use AQ with forward thinking organizations around the world. ABOUT BIG SKY FRANCHISE TEAM: This episode is powered by Big Sky Franchise Team. If you are ready to talk about franchising your business you can schedule your free, no-obligation, franchise consultation online at: https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/ or by calling Big Sky Franchise Team at: 855-824-4759.

Duration:00:23:40

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198. Adapting Your Leadership to Changing Environments—Jim Bishop, Founder, Conjunction Leaderhship

3/25/2024
Leading today is complex and challenging, but how has your leadership changed and adapted to the current environment? In today’s episode, we interview Jim Bishop, who discusses with us how leadership today has changed and how to better organize, plan, and direct your team. TODAY'S WIN-WIN: Success equation = Put purpose at the center of focus and then success tends to come naturally. LINKS FROM THE EPISODE: https://conjunctionleadership.com/https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/franchisesalestraining/CLICK HERE.ABOUT OUR GUEST: With over two decades of immersive experience in executive development, corporate leadership and human performance, Jim Bishop stands as a beacon of transformative leadership through his business, Conjunction Leadership. Jim's journey has taken him across the globe, coaching executives, diverse teams and orchestrating the modernization of leadership systems for transforming business units. Having collaborated with industry giants like Eli Lilly, Roche, and Elanco, Jim recognized the pivotal role of a visionary leader willing to first work on themselves while revitalizing their culture. This catalyzed the birth of Conjunction Leadership in 2020, where Jim provides executive coaching and team development solutions. As a certified coach by the International Coaching Federation and a Certified Leadership Facilitator with Blanchard, Jim's methods are a blend of science and art. He empowers executives. through executive coaching, corporate culture consulting, and team effectiveness programs, focusing on holistic development within volatile contexts. ABOUT BIG SKY FRANCHISE TEAM: This episode is powered by Big Sky Franchise Team. If you are ready to talk about franchising your business you can schedule your free, no-obligation, franchise consultation online at: https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/ or by calling Big Sky Franchise Team at: 855-824-4759.

Duration:00:31:03

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197. Helpful Tips to Getting Started with AI—Peter Guirguis, Founder, SwiftPress Support

3/18/2024
Today’s episode talks about artificial intelligence (AI). You have likely heard some of the buzz around artificial intelligence and AI, but have you started incorporating it into your business? Our guest today is Peter Guirguis, and he shares how there are simple ways to integrate artificial intelligence into marketing efforts, such as website chatbots. TODAY'S WIN-WIN: Figuring out a starting point where AI fits for you. Try it out and see where it goes. AI is not going away. LINKS FROM THE EPISODE: https://swiftpresssupport.comhttps://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/franchisesalestraining/CLICK HERE.ABOUT OUR GUEST: Peter Guirguis, a seasoned digital expert, is the dynamic force behind Swift Press Support, a game-changing venture offering unparalleled technical support to WordPress website owners. With a rich history as the founder of Grace Digital Solutions, Peter has a proven track record in crafting exceptional websites for a diverse clientele, from businesses to personal brands. His commitment to excellence is evident in his ability to communicate intricate technical details to non-tech-savvy clients, ensuring they achieve their digital goals. ABOUT BIG SKY FRANCHISE TEAM: This episode is powered by Big Sky Franchise Team. If you are ready to talk about franchising your business you can schedule your free, no-obligation, franchise consultation online at: https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/ or by calling Big Sky Franchise Team at: 855-824-4759.

Duration:00:22:38

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196. How to Turn Your Struggling Hourly Workers Into a Top-Performing Team—Scott Greenberg

3/11/2024
Have you struggled with managing hourly staff? I can say that it is the number one pain point I hear from our clients. The constant struggle with managing and keeping quality staff, especially part-time and hourly employees. To help us with this challenge, we have brought back Scott Greenberg, who just released his newest book, Stop the Shift Show: Turn Your Struggling Hourly Workers into a Top-Performing Team. In our episode Scott shares so many great ideas and nuggets about his newest book. If you want to here Scott’s previous interview, check out episode 172. TODAY'S WIN-WIN: Hourly workers can do great things. But it starts with great management. LINKS FROM THE EPISODE: https://scottgreenberg.com/https://www.amazon.com/Stop-Shift-Show-Struggling-Top-Performing/dp/1642011622https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/how-to-become-a-wealthy-franchisee/https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/franchisesalestraining/CLICK HERE.https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-greenberg-1b17539/https://www.facebook.com/MotivationalSpeakerScottGreenberghttps://twitter.com/GreenbergScotthttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrtq7im7wJJTJXjVN-CARsghttps://www.instagram.com/scottcgreenberg/ ABOUT OUR GUEST: Scott Greenberg is a speaker, writer, and coach who helps franchisees grow their business. He has given presentations in all 50 U.S. states and throughout the world with clients including McDonald’s, the U.S. Air Force, TEDx, Allstate, Great Clips, RE/MAX, Salesforce, Nike, and countless others. Scott is the author of The Wealthy Franchisee: Game-Changing Steps to Becoming a Thriving Franchise Superstar as well as his newest book entitled Stop the Shift Show: Turn Your Struggling Hourly Workers into a Top-Performing Team. ABOUT BIG SKY FRANCHISE TEAM: This episode is powered by Big Sky Franchise Team. If you are ready to talk about franchising your business you can schedule your free, no-obligation, franchise consultation online at: https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/ or by calling Big Sky Franchise Team at: 855-824-4759.

Duration:00:27:36

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195. Building Organizational Trust and Accountability in Your Organization—Dr. Andrew Temte

3/4/2024
How do you create trust in your organization? And how do balance trust with accountability? Can trust and accountability go together? Our guest today is Dr. Andrew Temte, and he shares with some of the concepts from his books that teach about building organizational trust and accountability. TODAY'S WIN-WIN: Customer success creates a word of mouth funnel that no marketing campaign can achieve. LINKS FROM THE EPISODE: https://www.andrewtemte.com/https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/franchisesalestraining/CLICK HERE. https://www.facebook.com/AndrewTemte1/https://www.linkedin.com/in/atemte/https://www.instagram.com/andrewtemte/https://www.youtube.com/@andrewtemte ABOUT OUR GUEST: Dr. Andrew Temte, CFA, is the former CEO of Kaplan Professional, author of two books—"Balancing Act: Teach, Coach, Mentor, Inspire," and "The Balanced Business: Building Organizational Trust and Accountability through Smooth Workflows," and host of The Balancing Act podcast. A thought leader on issues related to organizational health, continuous improvement, and workforce reskilling, his articles have appeared in a number of media outlets. Dr. Temte has also served in the following professional positions at Kaplan: president and global head of corporate learning, interim president of Mount Washington College, and president of the Kaplan University (now Purdue Global) College of Business and Technology. This blend of higher education and professional education experience gives Dr. Temte a unique perspective over the issues surrounding the future of employment and workplace relevance. ABOUT BIG SKY FRANCHISE TEAM: This episode is powered by Big Sky Franchise Team. If you are ready to talk about franchising your business you can schedule your free, no-obligation, franchise consultation online at: https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/ or by calling Big Sky Franchise Team at: 855-824-4759.

Duration:00:24:34