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Business Made Simple with Donald Miller

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Welcome to the Business Made Simple Podcast where we are obsessed with helping you become a better business owner by coaching you to build your business like an airplane. The cockpit is your leadership. The body is your management and operations. The right engine is your marketing. The left engine is your sales. The wings are your products and the fuel tanks are your cash flow. If you build the six parts of your business correctly it will fly far and fast.

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Welcome to the Business Made Simple Podcast where we are obsessed with helping you become a better business owner by coaching you to build your business like an airplane. The cockpit is your leadership. The body is your management and operations. The right engine is your marketing. The left engine is your sales. The wings are your products and the fuel tanks are your cash flow. If you build the six parts of your business correctly it will fly far and fast.

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@storybrand

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English

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Episodes
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#183: Balancing Work & Life—How to Actually Enjoy What You Do and Love How You Live

7/15/2024
Here’s a stark warning: heart disease is America’s #1 killer, and stress is heart disease’s #1 predictor. When your work/life balance is out of whack, stress only grows. How business owners manage this delicate highwire act is quite literally a matter of life and death. Thankfully, today we recognize the link between work/life balance and overall health, and there are steps anyone can take to improve that balance and their quality of life. Today, host Donald Miller sits down with fellow Business Made Simple leaders James Sweeting and Bobby Richards. Their discussion covers Don’s own struggles with balancing work and life, and how he was able to make positive changes that helped both his business and his family. You’ll pick up practical tips from Don’s experience, learn three principles to preserving work/life balance, and dive into the philosophy behind reframing your entire conception of success. If you feel like so many business owners do — stretched thin and afraid of burning out — be sure to catch this episode and discover what you can change today to begin restoring balance to your world. -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE US COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast ORDER COACH BUILDER, DONALD MILLER'S NEW BOOK, AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Duration:00:30:44

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#182: Don Yaeger—Inside the Daily Routines of the World’s Greatest Achievers (And What You Can Learn)

7/8/2024
What does it take to be truly great? It's easy to think greatness is only for a lucky few. But that belief will leave you powerless—feeling that without certain natural traits, high levels of success just aren't in the cards for you. But what if the real difference between average and great lies in simple, doable habits and mindsets that anyone can adopt? The truth is, there are some not-so-obvious hacks that can help rewire your brain for greatness. In this week’s episode, host Donald Miller sits down with Don Yaeger, the New York Times bestselling author of over 40 books, including biographies of some of the world's greatest athletes and leaders. Yaeger shares profound insights from his rare interviews with over 2,500 high achievers like Michael Jordan, John Wooden, Walter Payton, and more. He unveils the daily habits and mindsets that have catapulted true legends to the top. Tune in and learn the secrets of the world's most successful people and how you can use these lessons to gain a competitive edge and stay ahead of the pack. -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE US COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast ORDER COACH BUILDER, DONALD MILLER'S NEW BOOK, AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Duration:00:30:31

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#181: Organizing Your Digital World to Banish Chaos and Make Life Easier

7/1/2024
The enemy of clarity is chaos and confusion. Not only is that true in your marketing and messaging, it’s true in your everyday work. But how many times have you or your team misplaced an important file, been locked out of a vital platform, or even discovered a digital asset you thought you owned was actually never yours to begin with? That kind of chaotic disorganization can bring any business to a halt. In today’s episode, guest hosts Bobby Richards and James Sweeting sit down with Shawn Lemon, founder of The Digital Organizer. Shawn shows us what’s at stake when digital disorganization allows chaos to rule our business roost, as well as helping to identify the common symptoms of a disorganized workplace. He shares several tips that any business owner – from solopreneurs to leaders at large corporations – can take right now to address chaos head-on. As Shawn says, this common problem is no reason to feel shame or experience blame: there are plenty of simple but effective steps you can take to eliminate chaos and bring order to your organization. Go to TheDigitalOrganizer.com, click "Take the Quiz" and find out how effective your digital organization systems are and where you should put your effort first. Then get the steps you need to start crafting a calm digital oasis in your workspace and access the free guide exclusive to Business Made Simple Podcast listeners at TheDigitalOrganizer.com/BMS. -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE US COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast ORDER COACH BUILDER, DONALD MILLER'S NEW BOOK, AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Duration:00:30:32

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#180: This Genius Hack Ensures You Never Run Out of Content Ideas Again

6/24/2024
Frustrated your marketing isn't working? Stuck wondering why customers aren't clicking "buy now"? Imagine turning that around in just five minutes. Get the help you need to clarify your message and grow your business with our free 5 Minute Marketing Makeover video series. Get immediate access to the 5 Minute Marketing Makeover video series at 5MinuteMarketingMakeover.com. -- Does marketing yourself or your business on social media make you want to pull your hair out? We’ve all been there! Constantly coming up with original content can be both daunting and exhausting. It’s easy to run out of ideas and get burned out with the amount of content you have to crank out on a weekly basis. Even if you “batch” your content or use the help of AI, your content can start to feel stale very quickly. So what's the best way to keep fresh ideas flowing? Continuing our Marketing Month series, guest hosts Dr. J.J. Peterson and April Sunshine Hawkins (of the Marketing Made Simple Podcast) talk with StoryBrand Certified Guide, Annie Schiffmann, about a game she created to help you revolutionize your social media content strategy. All you need is your StoryBrand BrandScript, some dice to roll, and a coin to flip. Within minutes, you’ll have multiple compelling posts that speak directly to your target audience, bringing more awareness to your brand and making your content feel fun and exciting again! To access your free StoryBrand BrandScript, go to StoryBrand.com/sb7. To access the video of this conversation and gamify your BrandScript along with April and Annie, go to Storybrand.com/gamify. Contact Annie Schiffmann directly at MarketingMadeSimple.com/Annie-Schiffmann. -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast ORDER COACH BUILDER, DON'S NEW BOOK, AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Duration:00:35:10

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#179: Crafting a One-Liner that Aligns Your Team and Elevates Your Brand

6/17/2024
Frustrated your marketing isn't working? Stuck wondering why customers aren't clicking "buy now"? Imagine turning that around in just five minutes. Get the help you need to clarify your message and grow your business with our free 5 Minute Marketing Makeover video series. Get immediate access to the 5 Minute Marketing Makeover video series at 5MinuteMarketingMakeover.com. -- Often the difference between a team that does well and one that doesn’t is how clearly they communicate. For most businesses, it's not that they lack good ideas or hard workers, it’s that their scattered approach to messaging leaves employees confused and customers disengaged. Solving this problem starts with fixing how you talk about what your business does. So what’s the first step toward streamlining how your team communicates their core message? As part of Business Made Simple’s Marketing Month series, guest hosts Dr. J.J. Peterson and April Sunshine Hawkins (of the Marketing Made Simple Podcast) focus on how to align a team with a simple and clear message. They share practical tips and a step-by-step process for crafting a powerful one-liner that can serve as a foundation for all marketing efforts. Your one-liner accomplishes 2 things: it clarifies your message for your staff and makes sure that customers immediately understand how you help them. Listen in and learn how to create a strong one-liner that everyone can use, helping your business make a bigger impact! -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast ORDER COACH BUILDER, DON'S NEW BOOK, AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Duration:00:23:58

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#178: How to Turn Your Website into a Sales Machine

6/10/2024
Frustrated your marketing isn't working? Stuck wondering why customers aren't clicking "buy now"? Imagine turning that around in just five minutes. Get the help you need to clarify your message and grow your business with our free 5 Minute Marketing Makeover video series. Get immediate access to the 5 Minute Marketing Makeover video series at 5MinuteMarketingMakeover.com. -- Once a customer gets curious about how you can solve their problem, they're hungry for more information. This is where your website comes in. A great website can deliver hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars for your business. The problem is too many brands are getting their websites wrong, which is why you need a website wireframe that works! As part of Business Made Simple’s Marketing Month series, guest hosts Dr. J.J. Peterson and April Sunshine Hawkins (of the Marketing Made Simple Podcast) break down everything you need to create a business website that works. In this episode you’ll learn the 9 sections your website needs, the most effective layout for your website, and the 3 questions your website needs to answer in order to generate more revenue. April also talks with Holly Fisher, one of our amazing StoryBrand Certified Marketing Guides, who shares how overhauling her client’s cluttered and confusing website led to an instant increase in sales. Tune in and learn how to build a website that’s a sales-generating machine! Contact StoryBrand Certified Guide Holly Fisher directly at ClarifyYourMessage.com/HollyFisher -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast ORDER COACH BUILDER, DON'S NEW BOOK, AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Duration:00:29:42

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#177: The Secret to Winning Over Customers and Outshining Your Competition

6/3/2024
Frustrated your marketing isn't working? Stuck wondering why customers aren't clicking "buy now"? Imagine turning that around in just five minutes. Get the help you need to clarify your message and grow your business with our free 5 Minute Marketing Makeover video series. Get immediate access to the 5 Minute Marketing Makeover video series at 5MinuteMarketingMakeover.com. -- Even if you have the best product in the marketplace, you will lose to your competition if they explain more clearly how their products solve your customer’s problems. Business owners often miss the mark when it comes to communicating their value clearly. This confusion leads to lost sales, disengaged customers, and the frustrating feeling of being overlooked. The truth is, your product isn't the problem—your message is. So how do you create a clear, compelling message that captures your customers’ attention and makes your brand the obvious choice? It’s Marketing Month here at Business Made Simple, and we’re kicking it off with a deep dive into the most critical aspect of any campaign: your message. Guest hosts Dr. J.J. Peterson and April Sunshine Hawkins (of the Marketing Made Simple Podcast) are stepping in for Donald Miller this week to tackle this issue head-on. They’ll unpack the elements of a powerful marketing message using the StoryBrand Framework. J.J. and April break down the 7 key elements of narrative marketing, showing you how to make your customer the hero of their own story. Listen in for practical tips and simple steps to create a compelling message that helps you win in the marketplace! Ready to clarify your brand’s message? Access your free BrandScript at StoryBrand.com/sb7. -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast ORDER COACH BUILDER, DON'S NEW BOOK, AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Duration:00:29:31

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#176: Ryan Deiss—How to Scale Your Business and Sell It for Millions

5/27/2024
Frustrated your marketing isn't working? Stuck wondering why customers aren't clicking "buy now"? Imagine turning that around in just five minutes. Get the help you need to clarify your message and grow your business with our free 5 Minute Marketing Makeover video series. Get immediate access to the 5 Minute Marketing Makeover video series at 5MinuteMarketingMakeover.com. Have you ever wondered how to scale and sell your business? Many entrepreneurs struggle with scaling their operations or knowing the right time to exit. Without a plan, moving from a small to a mid-sized business is tough. And the complexities of scaling and selling can feel overwhelming. That’s why a lot of business owners end up hitting a wall. So what’s the secret to growing your business and making a profitable exit? In this week’s episode, host Donald Miller sits down with Ryan Deiss, CEO of Digital Marketer and author of Get Scalable. Ryan shares how he went from starting businesses to buying them, and gives practical tips on how to make your businesses more appealing to buyers. You’ll also gain insight on the importance of a solid operating system and the benefits of partnering with experienced investors. Listen in for invaluable acquisition strategies for business owners at any stage! For your free copy of Get Scalable, go to GetScalable.com/Free. -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast ORDER COACH BUILDER, DON'S NEW BOOK, AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Duration:00:32:33

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#175: From Concept to Launch—How to Simplify Your Product Creation Process with Kyle Reid

5/20/2024
Do you find it difficult to take your product ideas from the drawing board to the market? When it comes to new products, too many teams encounter obstacles like missed deadlines, inflated budgets, and a final product that doesn’t align with the original vision. These pitfalls can be frustrating and destroy would-be successful product launches and growth plans. So how can businesses streamline the product development process? What steps should you take to turn visionary concepts into tangible, market-ready products without losing clarity or momentum along the way? In this week’s episode, guest hosts James Sweeting and Bobby Richards talk with Kyle Reid, Senior Vice President of Design and Development at StoryBrand and Business Made Simple. Kyle shares a simple 5-step process he has perfected over years of launching successful products. From the first meeting to the final launch, Kyle’s method helps keep projects on track, within budget, and true to the original idea. Tune in and learn how to apply these strategies to your own initiatives to elevate your approach to project management, teamwork, and execution! Access the product brief template mentioned in this episode for FREE at SmallBusinessFlightPlan.com. -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast ORDER COACH BUILDER, DON'S NEW BOOK, AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Duration:00:34:52

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#174: Allison Fallon—The Life-Changing Magic of Telling Your Own Story

5/13/2024
Are you tired of superficial connections and quick fixes in a world that seems to prioritize them? Many of us crave deeper meaning and genuine interactions, but often find ourselves detached from our own stories and the profound impact they can have on shaping who we are and how we relate to others. Can reconnecting with your own story change how you see yourself and improve your relationships with others? In this week’s episode, host Donald Miller is joined by Allison Fallon, author of Write Your Story: A Simple Framework to Understand Yourself, Your Story, and Your Purpose in the World. Fallon shares how writing and sharing your personal story can improve your emotional, mental, and even physical health. Her insights, drawn from her book and supported by research, show how personal stories can promote personal growth and build stronger relationships. Tune in and learn how to leverage the power of storytelling to redefine your life and deepen your connections. For more on Allison and to buy her book, visit WriteYourStory.com. -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast ORDER COACH BUILDER, DON'S NEW BOOK, AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Duration:00:32:51

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#173: Lock In Sales this Memorial Day with These Expert Closing Techniques

5/6/2024
Often, the hardest part of any sales process isn't starting—it's closing. Many businesses struggle to seal the deal, especially during high-stakes, competitive shopping periods like Memorial Day. You've made the offer, you've attracted the attention—now, how do you convert that interest into actual sales? The secret lies in effective closing techniques that resonate with your audience and inspire them to take action. As Memorial Day draws nearer, the pressure’s on to make sure that your holiday promotions don't just generate buzz, but bring in big profits. So what’s the best way to usher folks through the checkout line? In this episode, we wrap up our 3-part series on crafting the perfect Memorial Day promotion. Returning to the podcast are producer Bobby Richards, Business Made Simple Certified Coach Jessica Miller, and StoryBrand Certified Guide Wes Gay. They are joined by special guest Dr. J.J. Peterson, Head of StoryBrand and host of the Marketing Made Simple Podcast. Together, they delve into the critical final phase of your Memorial Day offer: closing the sale. From creating a sense of urgency to offering extra value, you’ll learn top strategies for making sure your promotions not only draw attention but also drive sales. Tune in to make the most of your Memorial Day offers and convert those last-minute decisions into holiday revenue! Clarify all your marketing and messaging talking points by creating your free Brandscript at Storybrand.com/sb7. Contact Business Made Simple Certified Coach Jessica Miller directly at HireACoach.com/Jessica-Miller. Contact StoryBrand Certified Guide Wes Gay directly at MarketingMadeSimple.com/wesgay. -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast ORDER COACH BUILDER, DON'S NEW BOOK, AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Duration:00:38:08

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#172: Turn Up the Heat on Your Memorial Day Offer With This 3-Part Framework

4/29/2024
The marketplace can feel hectic during big promotional holidays like Memorial Day. So if you want to make it a record-breaking sales opportunity for your small business, there’s only one solution. Create an offer that's simply irresistible. That means you’ve got to understand what resonates for your audience and come up with a value proposition they can't say no to. With the shopping frenzy upon us, how do you ensure your offer not only stands out but calls out to the customers, compelling them to act immediately? This week, we’re diving into Part 2 of our 3-part series on creating stellar Memorial Day promotions. Podcast producer Bobby Richards, along with Business Made Simple Certified Coach Jessica Miller and StoryBrand Certified Guide Wes Gay, unpack the process of taking those initial offer strategies discussed in Part 1 and locking them in. You'll learn a simple 3-part framework for building and refining your promotion so that it commands attention and drives sales. They’ll also show you what to add to your promotions to make them irresistible and actionable. Listen in and learn how to craft a holiday offer that’s too good to pass up! Contact Business Made Simple Certified Coach Jessica Miller directly at HireACoach.com/Jessica-Miller. Contact StoryBrand Certified Guide Wes Gay directly at MarketingMadeSimple.com/wesgay. -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast ORDER COACH BUILDER, DON'S NEW BOOK, AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Duration:00:24:15

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#171: How to Create an Irresistible Memorial Day Offer

4/22/2024
We’re all well aware of the shopping frenzy on Black Friday, but we tend to forget that other holidays like Memorial Day can be just as profitable. Many businesses miss out because they don't realize how ready their customers are to spend money during these holidays. With Memorial Day approaching—a peak time for consumer activity—not having a strong offer can mean squandering a massive chance to boost sales. So what steps can you take to ensure you have an irresistible offer prepared when customers are primed with cash and ready to buy? In today’s episode, host Donald Miller and podcast producer Bobby Richards are joined by Business Made Simple Certified Coach Jessica Miller and StoryBrand Certified Guide Wes Gay. Together, they dive into how you can craft what Jessica has coined a "Hell Yes" offer for this Memorial Day weekend. They’re dishing out the top strategies for businesses to seize this prime shopping period to drive sales and visibility. You’ll learn the mechanics of creating a compelling offer that converts and how to effectively communicate it to your audience. Listen in and get the tools you need to take advantage of high-traffic opportunities and maximize your profits during this holiday season! Contact Business Made Simple Certified Coach Jessica Miller directly at HireACoach.com/Jessica-Miller. Contact StoryBrand Certified Guide Wes Gay directly at MarketingMadeSimple.com/wesgay. -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast ORDER COACH BUILDER, DON'S NEW BOOK, AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Duration:00:33:38

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#170: Is It Time to Hire a Bookkeeper To Tackle Your Business Finances?

4/15/2024
Most entrepreneurs are great at making money, but they aren’t always great at managing that money. Let’s be honest: you didn’t start a business because you were passionate about bookkeeping. But you know that managing your cash flow well is the fuel that keeps your business growing. Between monthly reconciliations, quarterly reports, tax prep, and payroll—your business finances can get complicated fast. And doing it yourself—or even hiring the help you need—can be difficult and time-consuming. So what’s the best way to outsource your bookkeeping so you can save time and simplify your finances? In this week’s episode, host Donald Miller talks with Lisa Zeeveld, the CFO of BELAY, a company that pairs business owners with the accounting help they need. Lisa discusses common financial dilemmas many business owners face and offers practical advice on how to overcome them. You’ll learn the importance of good bookkeeping and how outsourcing this task can make a huge difference in your operations. Tune in and get valuable tips on how to make your business finances simpler and more effective, so you can focus on growing your business instead! Text S I M P L E to 55123 to get immediate access to Belay's Bulletproof Budget Template. -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast ORDER COACH BUILDER, DON'S NEW BOOK, AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Duration:00:24:17

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#169: How to Clarify Your Message and Grow Your Business

4/8/2024
Needing to clarify your message so more customers engage? Register for our upcoming StoryBrand Marketing Workshop May 7-8, 2024 at StoryBrand.com/Workshop. In this virtual workshop you will learn directly from Donald Miller and Dr. J.J. Peterson how to create a clear message and walk away with a 5-part marketing plan to help boost revenue and grow your business. Register now at StoryBrand.com/Workshop. -- Every savvy business owner knows that marketing is the key to survival, and your online presence is one of the most important parts of your marketing plan. It can turn casual browsers into buyers, and buyers into long-time customers. But you won’t build that loyal fanbase if your message is unclear or inconsistent. On top of that, you could end up wasting a lot of time and money on marketing that doesn’t work. So how clear is your current message, and how can you make it better? In this episode of Business Made Simple, guest host Dr. JJ Peterson (host of Marketing Made Simple) and podcast producer Bobby Richards answer your questions about building your business through effective messaging and lead generation. They’ll reveal the key things missing from your website that are costing you money and the 3 questions your marketing MUST answer to be significantly more successful. You’ll also discover the 7 basic elements that make your marketing story more powerful. Tune in and get actionable strategies to clarify your message and make your business thrive! Listen and follow to the Marketing Made Simple Podcast and get weekly tips from J.J. and April Sunshine Hawkins on how to make your marketing easy and make it work. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/marketing-made-simple/id1569923210 -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast ORDER COACH BUILDER, DON'S NEW BOOK, AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Duration:00:31:59

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Coach Builder Part 9—The Essential Qualities of a Respected Coach

4/2/2024
Coach Builder is available now! Order it at CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast and get an 8-step plan to become a self-employed business coach so you can make great money doing something you love every single day. -- What are the characteristics of a great coach? Knowing your field inside out is crucial, but there's something else just as important: soft skills. These are the skills that help you connect on a personal level, earn trust, and provide real value to your clients. Unfortunately, a lot of coaches overlook this area, focusing only on their technical expertise. They miss out on truly connecting with their clients and making a lasting impact. But if you want to succeed as a coach, soft skills aren’t an option—they’re a necessity. In the 9th and final episode of the Coach Builder limited series, host Donald Miller joined by producer Bobby Richards, tackle the often-underestimated world of soft skills for coaches. Don explores the qualities that endear us to coaches and cause us to respect them. He offers actionable advice on how to cultivate these qualities within yourself to set you apart as a coach and amplify your impact on clients' lives. Tune in and learn invaluable strategies for improving empathy, communication, and trust-building techniques, ensuring you leave a meaningful mark on your clients' lives.

Duration:00:28:10

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#168: Amy Porterfield Takes Over!—Create a Winning Work Culture with These Trailblazing Tactics

4/1/2024
What if the secret to doing really well in business isn't about the newest tech or the flashiest ads, but about how happy and motivated your team is? A great work culture is key to growing your business. It's what makes people want to work for you, fuels innovation, and keeps things running smoothly even when times get tough. But cultivating such a culture isn't easy, especially with the ever-evolving changes in the modern workforce and inevitable challenges in the market. So if your workplace isn’t performing at its peak, don't worry—changing things for the better is possible and well worth it. In this week’s April Fools' episode, host Amy Porterfield takes over for Donald Miller. Amy is an online marketing expert, author of Two Weeks Notice, and owner of a thriving $100M business. And no joke, she'll show you how to make bold moves to improve your team's workplace culture. With the help of podcast producer Bobby Richards, she answers burning questions from our listeners, giving actionable advice on hot issues like installing a 4-day workweek, navigating unlimited PTO, planning effective team retreats, and supporting personal growth plans. Tune in and get the scoop on how to enhance your team's dynamics, boost productivity, and drive your business forward! For more tips and a free guide on how to welcome new team members in a way that sets them up for success, check out AmyPorterfield.com/Onboard. -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast ORDER COACH BUILDER, DON'S NEW BOOK, AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Duration:00:25:55

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Coach Builder Part 8—Why Joining a Coaching Community Will Fuel Your Success

3/26/2024
Coach Builder is available now! Order it at CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast and get an 8-step plan to become a self-employed business coach so you can make great money doing something you love every single day. -- Working for yourself as a coach is a double-edged sword. It gives you space to innovate and plan, but it can also lack the vibrant exchange of ideas that fuels growth. Dealing with the loneliness that comes with the job is a challenge because it means there’s no one to share ideas with, no different viewpoints, and no feeling of team spirit. If you’re not careful, it can stop you from growing. So how can a coach avoid the downsides of working in a silo? In the 8th episode of our Coach Builder limited series, host Donald Miller joined by producer Bobby Richards, explore why being part of a community is pivotal for coaches. Don will show you how a supportive network becomes a cornerstone for any coach who wants to succeed. A good community gives you motivation, offers tips and best practices, and holds you accountable to your goals, which can greatly impact the growth of your coaching business. Tune in and get practical guidance on how to either find or start a coaching community, so you’re not going through your coaching journey alone!

Duration:00:26:22

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#167: How to Make Feedback Conversations Less Horrible for Everyone

3/25/2024
Feedback is critical to making a team work well, but it can be full of traps for leaders who aren't careful. Often, feedback meetings become dreaded encounters, either avoided altogether or handled so carefully that they hardly lead to any good changes. Providing constructive feedback as a leader can feel like a tightrope walk, because your words carry a lot of weight and you don’t want to demotivate your team members. So how do you give feedback that’s kind but also helps your team members recognize where they’re falling short so they can grow? In this week’s episode, host Donald Miller discusses the art of providing effective feedback to team members. He’s joined by special guests Emily Pastina, Senior Director of Operations at Business Made Simple and Tyler Ginn, the President of Business Made Simple. After thousands of feedback sessions, Emily and Tyler share their insights on creating a culture of open communication and continuous improvement. You’ll learn practical tips and strategies for effective feedback that can transform the way you lead your team. Listen in to gain the tools you need to hone your feedback skills, ensuring your team feels supported, understood, and driven towards excellence! Get free access to your step-by-step digital and PDF playbook for growing your small business including the tools you need to give positive productive feed back at BusinessMadeSimple.com/Flight. -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast ORDER COACH BUILDER, DON'S NEW BOOK, AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Duration:00:40:12

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Coach Builder Part 7—How to Achieve Financial Stability as a Coach

3/19/2024
Coach Builder is available now! Order it at CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast and get an 8-step plan to become a self-employed business coach so you can make great money doing something you love every single day. -- Are you a coach wondering where your next paycheck will come from? Many consultants and coaches are concerned about earning enough and growing their business. They’re anxious about maintaining a steady income, debating whether to quit their job for full-time coaching, and questioning if they can keep their business afloat during tough times. Simply hoping isn't enough to achieve financial stability and build a strong business. You need a solid plan for setting and achieving realistic goals. In the 7th episode of our Coach Builder limited series, host Donald Miller, joined by producer Bobby Richards, shares strategies for setting effective goals to advance your coaching business. He’ll show you how to set realistic financial targets, decide how many products to sell, and understand the best ways to connect with customers. Focusing on these key areas will lead you to a profitable coaching career. Listen in and learn how to turn your financial concerns into practical steps toward success.

Duration:00:24:02