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Business Made Simple with Donald Miller

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Welcome to the Business Made Simple Podcast where we coach you to build your business like an airplane. The cockpit is your leadership. The body is your overhead. 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. Every week we help a business owner just like you optimize their airplane.

Welcome to the Business Made Simple Podcast where we coach you to build your business like an airplane. The cockpit is your leadership. The body is your overhead. 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. Every week we help a business owner just like you optimize their airplane.

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United States

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Welcome to the Business Made Simple Podcast where we coach you to build your business like an airplane. The cockpit is your leadership. The body is your overhead. 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. Every week we help a business owner just like you optimize their airplane.

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@storybrand

Language:

English

Contact:

6154104010


Episodes

#77: How to Buy a Company You Didn't Start

6/20/2022
What would you do if your boss gave you the opportunity to buy the company? It's a huge decision, and hard to know where to even begin evaluating if it's a good investment for you. Today's episode will give you the key questions to ask and things to look out for so you enter negotiations confident and prepared. In today's coaching conversation, Donald Miller talks with Ray Martindale, a video producer who was recently offered the option to buy the company where he works. But having never...

Duration:00:33:27

#76: The Right Way to Scale as a Consultant

6/13/2022
As a consultant, customers are paying for your expertise. The problem is how can you scale if your business model limits your services to one-on-one interactions? You could charge more but that's only a temporary fix. What's the long term approach you should take? In today's coaching conversation, Donald Miller talks with Alexis Alvarez, CEO of Burst Event Company. Alexis hopes to grow her wedding planning business by offering customers more one-on-one options but is nervous about the...

Duration:00:21:45

#75: How to Tell Your Story Without Playing the Hero

6/6/2022
You've heard us say it over and over again: your marketing should invite your customers into a story where they are the hero. And this means focusing on their story instead of telling your own. But we're going to let you in on a secret today. There actually is there a way you can tell your brand's story. You just have to make it all about your customer and solving their problem. In today's coaching conversation, Donald Miller talks with Eddie Zingleman, owner and furniture maker at...

Duration:00:19:36

#74: Choosing Your Next Strategic Initiative

5/30/2022
When it comes to growing your business, it's easy to fill up a list with potential great ideas. What's hard is deciding which ones to implement and when, especially if you only have the time and money to go with one. In this episode, Donald Miller walks Jeff Stoner, co-owner of My Mickey Vacation Travel, through the decision-making process of choosing the next strategic initiative for his business. Don also coaches Jeff on how to "market for the moment," shifting resources and taking...

Duration:00:25:19

#73: Why Your Non-Profit Isn’t Growing

5/23/2022
One of the questions we get asked the most at Business Made Simple is "Can you apply these frameworks to help grow nonprofits?" The simple answer: YES! And in today's episode, Donald Miller will show you how as he coaches Breanna Owen of Beza Threads, a nonprofit selling handcrafted leather goods to fight human trafficking around the world. If you're tired of hitting a wall when it comes to growing your nonprofit and engaging with more active donors, today's conversation will show you the...

Duration:00:23:24

#72: Tim Schurrer—The Right Way to Quit

5/16/2022
Starting and growing a business can't happen in a vacuum. You need supporting players to help foster your dream into a reality. But what happens when the people you brought on to grow your company decide they want to leave? Even more importantly, how can you manage their exit so it's smooth and constructive? This scenario is very familiar in the walls of Business Made Simple as Don talks with Tim Schurrer, former Business Made Simple COO and author of The Secret Society of Success. Don...

Duration:00:26:40

#71: Confusing Marketing Could Be Killing Your Business

5/9/2022
Your website is the front door to your business, and you only have a few seconds to win over a customer before they either engage with your brand or move on. That's why it's crucial that your website is clear and simply explains how you will help your potential customer solve a problem to make their life better. In today's coaching conversation, Donald Miller talks with Sam, a retired law enforcement officer starting up a personal protection agency. Don helps Sam craft his brand and...

Duration:00:21:27

#70: Amy Porterfield—How to Start a Successful Business From Scratch

5/2/2022
As a business owner, starting a business from nothing can feel like solving an impossible mystery. But with the right frameworks and insight you can remove that mystery to create a business not only survives, but thrives. Today we've brought on special guest and online marketing expert Amy Porterfield, host of the Online Marketing Made Easy Podcast, to compare notes with Donald Miller around how they built their businesses narrowing down the seven steps you should take to start and grow a...

Duration:00:30:11

#69: How to Grow a Successful Business as an Artist

4/25/2022
Many artists don't believe they're competent at business or feel thinking about their art as a business might cheapen it. But whether you're an author, painter, musician or produce any other type of creative work, without steady cash flow, it's nearly impossible to get your work in front of the world. It's only when you think of your art as a product you sell that you can truly market and get in front of the right audience. In today's coaching conversation, Donald Miller talks with Raj...

Duration:00:21:43

#68: How to Make More Money by Monetizing Your Mission

4/18/2022
You started your business to follow your passion, to fill a need or even to accomplish a mission. But exactly how can you inspire customers to buy into that mission and buy your products? In today's coaching conversation, Donald Miller talks with Tara Hurster, founder of the TARA Clinic in Sydney, Australia. Her mission is providing busy and successful people help as they try to regain control over substance use and addiction, all while leaving guilt and shame behind. Don coaches Tara on...

Duration:00:27:24

#67: David Novak—Are You Truly Self Aware as a Leader?

4/11/2022
As a leader it's easy to feel the pressure of needing to make every decision. It's also easy to fall into the trap of dismissing other people's ideas thinking your way is best. In fact, leaders who lead by force not only erode confidence within their company but can ultimately push it to failure. So how can you lead with authority while still being inclusive and open-minded? In this episode, Donald Miller talks with David Novak, founder and CEO of David Novak Leadership and co-author of...

Duration:00:23:20

#66: Getting Back to Growth Post-Pandemic

4/4/2022
The pandemic shifted business in a huge way. As things start to return back to normal, many businesses are stuck trying to get back to where they were pre-pandemic or even trying to figure out what a new normal looks like. In today's coaching conversation, Donald Miller talks with David Bron, owner of Praxis Learning International, a summer camp program for international students. Don coaches David on what steps he needs to take to breathe life back into his once thriving business and how...

Duration:00:26:10

#65: How to Make More Money with Your Current Products

3/28/2022
When it comes to future-casting, business leaders often try to think of the next big product they can create or service they can offer. But what if your next opportunity to bring in more revenue is actually right in front of you? If you want to keep your costs low, profits high, and avoid overworking your employees, you need to work smarter, not harder. In today's coaching conversation, Donald Miller talks with Kristin "KB" Newton, founder and CEO of Heart Convos, a business that gives...

Duration:00:21:44

#64: Are You Solving the Right Problem for Your Customers?

3/21/2022
Last week's conversation was all about honing in on the problem you solve for customers because when your product is the solution to a problem, its value doubles immediately. But what if you're focusing on the wrong problem? In this coaching conversation, Donald Miller talks with Adam Jones, a comedic stage hypnotist, about how he needs to rethink the problem he solves for his clients so he can always be front of mind and book more gigs! If your business like an airplane, this episode...

Duration:00:26:32

#63: Is a Weak Brand Identity Holding Your Business Back?

3/14/2022
Do you think of your product or your business as a solution to a problem? If your product is the solution to a problem, your product's value doubles immediately. But if you're in a crowded market, how do you set yourself apart and get more customers? In this coaching conversation, Donald Miller talks with Kaytlyn Wells, physical therapist and owner of Beyond Repair. Don coaches Kaytlyn on how to define her brand identity and own the problem her business solves in the market. If your...

Duration:00:21:52

#62: How to Create More Demand for Your Products

3/7/2022
So many small businesses feel stuck when it comes to their revenue. Year after year they keep making the same amount, and no matter what they try, it doesn't seem to grow. How do you break out of a revenue rut? In this episode, Donald Miller talks with balloon artist Natalie Teabo, owner of Hello Sunshine Balloons, who feels stuck in what her business is currently making. Don coaches Natalie on how she can triple or even quadruple her prices to not only keep her business afloat (no pun...

Duration:00:28:58

#61: How to Attract and Retain Top Talent

2/28/2022
Your business needs highly trained individuals to serve your clients well. But hiring top talent is expensive, and businesses often wonder how they can pay well and still keep the business afloat, especially when they have looming overhead expenses as well. In this episode, Donald Miller talks with Michael Remole, CEO and Founder of Gateway Family Services of Illinois, a mental health organization providing services including equine assisted therapy. Don coaches Michael on how he can...

Duration:00:25:44

#60: How to Scale Your Team as a Solopreneur

2/21/2022
As a soloprenuer, you are used to doing everything yourself. But as a team of one there's only so much you can do to scale your business. So when it comes to growth, how do you create a strategy for expanding your team that doesn't inflate your overhead, grows your revenue, and utilizes your time and talents to the fullest? In this episode, Donald Miller talks with Laurelyn Dexter, owner of My Brand Photographer, a business that helps female entrepreneurs grow their businesses through...

Duration:00:31:16

#59: Tim Arnold—Move Forward Faster When You Lead With "And"

2/14/2022
As a leader, you’re committed to making a difference, leaving a mark, and making the world a better place. But when it comes to moving things forward, does it often seem like you’re fighting an uphill battle against broken systems, impossible demands, and unreasonable people? In this episode, Donald Miller talks with Tim Arnold, leadership expert and author of the new book Lead with And, to coach you to move beyond the traditional Either/Or approach to solving problems and embrace the...

Duration:00:27:53

Becoming a Hero on a Mission—Play the Hero to Improve Your Story

2/10/2022
When it comes to your own personal story and experiencing a meaningful life, do you feel like things are coming up short? Even if you have a packed schedule, you might still wake up feeling restless, bored or even hopeless. Know that you are not alone. Too many people have lost interest in their own stories. But in this Business Made Simple six-part limited series, we want to help you change that. We want to help you become a hero on a mission. In the final part of this limited series,...

Duration:00:22:23