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Secrets of a Rockstar Door Opener

Business owners struggling to grow their client base are often missing key components for opening the “right door” to new business. On today’s podcast episode, Caryn Copp, Chief Door Opener at Kopp Consulting, will shed some light into the secrets of “door opening.”.

The Special Dynamics of a Great Team

David Hassell is a serial entrepreneur and founder of 15Five, a SaaS company focused on helping managers and CEOs get effective insights from their people. On today’s show, David and I discuss the dynamics of a top notch team.

How Topgrading Prevented a Million Dollar Hiring Disaster

In 1998, Rich was having problems finding and keeping talented employees for the business he was starting. Someone recommended that Rich look into a Topgrading workshop and, after a brief course on the subject, he decided the system was undoubtedly the best way to hire new employees. Rich attributes Topgrading to growing his business into millions of dollars because it took the chaos out of hiring talent.

What Is the Labor Efficiency Ratio and Why You Should Care

On today’s show, Greg and I discuss the labor efficiency ratio (LER) and what it means to your business.

Greg Crabtree is a speaker, author, entrepreneur, and financial expert. In 2011, Greg published his first book, Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits! where he shares his core principles on how to turn your business into a wealth building machine.

Everything Going According to Plan?

“Everyone Has a Plan, Until They Get Punched in the Face.” Mike Tyson’s brilliant observation may be his greatest contribution to the world. Every year, and at the start of every major initiative, we make plans. Whether you next get punched in the face, or simply fail to land your own blows, you’ve got to come up with a new plan. Or, you’d better get used to the same old results.

How Lean Methodology Creates a Smoother Company

In today’s show, Nick Scott of Traverse Tech and I discuss how you can use LEAN methodology to improve company processes.

Nick is a certified Gazelles executive coach and management consultant in Edmonton. He specializes in strategic planning, accountability, technology management, and executive team development. He has worked for over 20 years with business process development and optimization.

Time for Course Correction

No matter how spot on your plans were at the start of the year, you are certainly off-course right now. Mid-year is a time for a course correction—and the best-run companies do it quarterly. If you haven’t done it yet, I’ll share a how to run a great mid year planning session.

How 1% Changes Boost Profits Over 19%!

In today’s show, Jeff Redmon and I discuss the power of Jeff’s 1+1+1=19 formula and how it can mean big profit gains for your company.

Jeff Redmon is a Senior Gazelles coach and the founder of Redmon Law Chartered. He has over 25 years of experience in business law and has served as a trusted advisor to countless business owners. Jeff also runs the Inner Circle of St. Croix Valley in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Why Your Plan Might Be Obsolete

Somewhere, right now, your competition is getting ready to launch a new product. All our best plans are immediately out of date. There’s nothing wrong with sticking to your goals, it’s your “how” that has to evolve.