Multiply Your Success with Tom DuFore

Business & Economics Podcasts

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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

138. Samurai Leadership—Don Schmincke, Founder, SAGA Leadership Institute

1/30/2023
I am sure you are familiar with the ancient Samurai, but did you know they had a comprehensive leadership code? Our guest today, is Don Schmincke, who is the author of the Best-Selling book The Code of Executive, which shares the 47 ancient Samurai principles and how they apply to the 21st century. And we talk through some of them on our episode today. LINKS FROM THE EPISODE: https://www.sagaleadership.com/CLICK HERE.CONNECT WITH OUR GUEST: ABOUT OUR GUEST: Don Schmincke is the author of...

Duration:00:23:22

137. A Leader’s Most Important Job—Sief Khafagi, CEO, Techvestors

1/23/2023
Do you know what a leader’s most important job is? If you think it is sales or vision, according to our guest today, that is wrong. Our guest today is Sief Khafagi, who is the founder of Techvestor and previously worked Facebook having hired more than 1,000 employees. He shares with us his point of view on what is a leader’s most important job. LINKS FROM THE EPISODE: https://www.techvestor.com/ CLICK HERE.CONNECT WITH OUR GUEST: ABOUT OUR GUEST: Sief Khafagi is an ex techie turned real...

Duration:00:24:15

136. Redefining Success for Your Business—Tim Schurrer, CEO, David Novak Leadership

1/16/2023
Do you have your own definition of what success means to you? And one that is not a business goal? If you are thinking success is hitting your year-end revenue numbers, selling a certain amount of franchises, or having a personal income threshold, then this episode is for you. LINKS FROM THE EPISODE: https://www.buildawinningteam.com/https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Society-Success-Chasing-Spotlight-ebook/dp/B09832RNSRCLICK HERE.CONNECT WITH OUR GUEST: ABOUT OUR GUEST: Tim Schurrer knows...

Duration:00:33:13

135. Building a National Franchise Brand Brick by Brick—Rich Peter, Founder, Mobility Plus

1/9/2023
Have you ever thought about building a business slow and steady instead of fast and furious? We often times here of the fast growth companies in headlines, but those are the exceptions. I know it can be hard to wait for the slow growth and be more like the tortoise instead of the hare, but building brick by brick often lays the strongest foundation for long term viability. Our guest today is Rich Peter who is who shares with us how building his franchise company brick by brick has been the...

Duration:00:32:55

134. Top 5 Trends to Impact Your Business in 2023

1/2/2023
Happy New Year, and welcome to 2023! This episode provides our Top 5 trends that we think you should be thinking about and how they might impact your business. 1. Stabilization of economic conditions 2. Investors and buyers are in the wings 3. New business start-ups will remain high 4. Consumer confidence will increase slowly 5. Staffing will remain challenging ABOUT BIG SKY FRANCHISE TEAM: This episode is powered by Big Sky Franchise Team. If you are ready to talk about franchising...

Duration:00:09:42

133. Top Episodes of 2022

12/26/2022
This is an episode to review the most popular episodes of the 2022 podcast year. We had some amazing guests this year, including the then Steve Robinson, the former Executive Vice President from Chick-fil-A, David Sellinger, the co-founder of Redfin, and one of my longtime friends, Austin Rabine, CEO of the Rabine Group. As we look back on 2022 there were five episodes you all thought were the best for the year. We will provide you with some highlights of the top 5 as well as include the...

Duration:00:24:57

132. Keeping Your Small Business Safe from Cybercriminals—Scott Schober, CEO, Berkeley Varitronics Systems

12/19/2022
How are you keeping your business safe from cybercriminals? Or have you ever thought about it? This is the time of year when we are busy spending on end-of-year deals, and customers are spending with us, whether they are spending some of their profit before the end of the year or they are Christmas shopping. But this end-of-year frenzy can create the perfect opportunity for cybercriminals. That is exactly why we have our guest, Scott Schober, on to talk about how to keep your small business...

Duration:00:38:53

131. How to Run Your Business From Anywhere in the World—Mikkel Thorup, CEO, Expat Money

12/12/2022
Have you ever dreamed about running your business from the beach in some country around the world? Or wondered about what it would be like to offshore your business or investments? Our guest today is Mikkel Thorup, who is the world’s most sought-after expat consultant. He focuses on helping high-net-worth private clients to legally mitigate tax liabilities, obtain a second residency and citizenship, and assemble a portfolio of foreign investments. Mikkel is the founder and CEO of Expat...

Duration:00:25:27

130. How to Use Stories to Lead, Teach, and Inspire—Mark Carpenter, Chief Storyteller, Master Storytelling

12/5/2022
Have you thought about using stories to lead, teach, or inspire others? Maybe you have thought of using stories in your marketing, but what about in helping you lead your team? Our guest today Mark Carpenter, who is the author of the book Master Storytelling and the founder of the company with the same name. Mark is a serial storyteller. Even as a child, he loved to tell stories (mainly to get attention). He leveraged that ability into a career in marketing communications and public...

Duration:00:24:41

129. A New Way to Pay—Justin Clegg, Founder, AllSet

11/28/2022
Have you ever described credit card and merchant processing fees as a cost of doing business? Or just accepted that credit card fees are what they are? If you have thought that then today’s episode is for you. Our guest today is Justin Clegg, who is the founder of a new FinTech seeking to disrupt small business payment processing. They have figured out a way to redirect the processing fees away from the merchant. LINKS FROM THE EPISODE: https://tryallset.com/CLICK HERE.CONNECT WITH OUR...

Duration:00:21:44

128. Are You Creating or Extracting Value—Andy McDowell, Founder, Generate Your Value

11/21/2022
Happy Thanksgiving week! We are so thankful for you, our listeners, for being with us each and every week. Thank you for your continued support. Our episode today is fitting to have our guest today talk about value. And we talk about creating value and extracting value. Which one are you doing more? This is a great interview if you are looking to apply some easy to understand ideas to help you create more value for your customers, your employees, and those you care about. LINKS FROM THE...

Duration:00:21:10

127. The Power of Taking 10 Minutes—Lisa Burbage, CEO, Wellness Five

11/14/2022
Have you ever thought about how important 10 minutes can be to your health and well-being? Just 10 minutes a day and how it can improve your mood, outlook, and general health? Our guest today is Lisa Burbage, who is a health and wellness at work expert. She is the founder of Wellness Five where she provides the tips, tools, and strategies she has learned about mindset, well-being, and feeling better so employees can thrive at work and lead a life they love from the inside out. Lisa has an...

Duration:00:28:13

126. A Straightforward Guide to Email Marketing—Kyle Stout, Founder, Elevate & Scale

11/7/2022
How are you using email marketing to build your business? Is it working for you? If you are wondering how to build a better email marketing system or be more effective with email marketing then this episode is for you. Our guest today, is Kyle Stout, the founder of Elevate & Scale. Kyle is an authority on how leveraging email marketing can vastly increase revenue by improving customer retention, increasing average order value, and driving repeat purchases. LINKS FROM THE...

Duration:00:25:47

125. Get Your Next Client Using Joint Ventures (A Free Marketing Strategy Explained)—Mac Attram, CEO, MindSpace Coaching

10/31/2022
Have you ever used a joint venture to grow your business? Are you familiar with what a joint venture is? Our guest today, Mac Attram, shares with us how he has used joint ventures to generate $25 million in revenue in his business and how you can use this strategy to grow your company as well. LINKS FROM THE EPISODE: https://www.macattram.com/CLICK HERE.ABOUT OUR GUEST: Mac Attram is the Founder & CEO of MindSpace Coaching, a leading business growth expert, widely-regarded as one of the...

Duration:00:23:00

124. 5 Research-backed Ways to Have More Discipline—Dr. Abby Medcalf, Founder, Abby Medcalf Thriving, LLC

10/24/2022
Is there something you have been thinking about doing or talking about getting started for a while now, but you haven’t yet? Maybe starting a home repair, starting that book you’ve been wanting to write, or maybe starting a new business? If you’re like me there are many, both big and small, that come to mind, such as changing out a bunch of lightbulbs at our house. Much of this comes down to discipline. And, discipline is a subject that is not often discussed in American culture, but it...

Duration:00:33:18

123. Pivoting an Emerging Franchise Brand Back to Success—Benjamin Woodruff, co-CEO, WOOPS! Macarons and Gifting

10/17/2022
Think back to March of 2020 as the economy is getting shut down and imagine you have a business that is 80% mall based. What would you do? How would you address the situation? Our guest today, Benjamin Woodruff, shares with us how he navigated this exact situation. Benjami is the co-CEO of WOOPS! Macarons and Gifting, and he shares how his franchise system shrank by 50% and looked like it could be on the pathway to going out of business. But, in spite of the circumstances, their average...

Duration:00:27:27

122. Redfin Co-Founder Shares His Next Big Idea—David Selinger, CEO, Deep Sentinel

10/10/2022
Are you someone who has created several successful business ideas? I am always impressed with people who are able to change industries and repeat success over and over again. If you find that interesting too then you are going to love this episode. Our guest today is David Selinger. He was an early employee at Amazon, working directly under Jeff Bezos. He led the R&D arm of Amazon’s data mining and personalization team. He co-founded Redfin (now a multi-billion dollar company) and founded...

Duration:00:34:47

121. 3 Strategy Sprints to Increase Revenue Immediately—Simon Severino, Founder, Strategy Sprints

10/3/2022
Have you been thinking about ways to increase revenue? Are you trying to navigate the current inflation and sorting out if and when you should raise your prices? If this sounds like you then this podcast episode is for you. Our guest today is Simon Severino, who shares with us three of his 12 Strategy Sprints from his recent book to help increase revenue and profitability. LINKS FROM THE EPISODE: https://www.strategysprints.com/CLICK HERE.https://www.facebook.com/strategysprints/CLICK...

Duration:00:26:54

120. Equipping and Inspiring Your Staff to Leave—Nelson Davis, Founder & Partner, Analytic Vizion

9/26/2022
Have you ever thought about creating an exit plan for your employees? Essentially, setting them up to leave before they even start at your company? If you have, do you have a clear plan? Our guest, Nelson Davis, is equipping and inspiring his team of professionals to make an exit from his company. Despite the challenging world we live in of recruiting and retaining employees, Nelson takes the approach of being proactive on having a plan for his team to have a growth, development, and exit...

Duration:00:43:36

119. How to Leave the Legacy You Want—Russ Clemmer, President, Legacy Advisory Partners

9/19/2022
Have you thought about transitioning out of your business and passing your company down to the next generation? The next generation might be your daughter or your son or it might be the great young leaders at your company. Our guest today, is Russ Clemmer, a legacy planning expert. He shares with us his company’s 3-Win Formula to ensure all stakeholders of the business are part of the transition. Russ is the President of Legacy Advisory Partners and helps business owners successfully...

Duration:00:39:37