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Podcast - Annual Business Planning - Part 2

Podcast Ep. #54 – Our process for annual business planning (Part 2)

Today on the Academy I thought we could spend a little more time talking about yearly planning since we’re approaching the end of the year.…

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Podcast Ep. #53 – Our process for annual business planning (Part 1)

Today on the Academy I thought we could spend some time talking about yearly planning since we’re approaching the end of the year. If you…

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Podcast Ep. #52 – Essentialism and the 80/20 rule in business and life

Today on the Academy we're going to do another segment that's quick and direct, but hopefully helpful to those who are working hard to start,…

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Podcast Ep. #51 – What is positioning, why it’s important, and how it can grow your business

Today on the Academy we’re starting season #2 of our podcast with a series around an important, but misunderstood and undervalued concept: positioning. If you're…

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Podcast Ep. #49 – The Alarming State of Trust Erosion, and What To Do About It

It’s blatantly obvious to say that trust is important. The alternative is simply distrust and nobody wants that. But building and sustaining trust can be…

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Podcast Episode 46 – Rise Above. Advice from “King James” on how to stay motivated and silence your critics.

Today I thought I'd take a different approach to the podcast and take a minor, but important detour and talk about motivation. Here's the full…

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Podcast Episode 44 – How your relationship-building type can bolster or derail your effectiveness

For most people and businesses, relationships are at the heart of what makes them happy AND successful. As a business owner, I know firsthand how…

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Podcast Episode 43 – An interview with Matt Bailey – Entrepreneur, Marketer, Author, Speaker, Educator

Today on the Academy I'm going to be having a wide-ranging conversation with Matt Bailey from SiteLogic. Matt is an industry-leading marketer, educator, speaker, author,…

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Podcast Episode 29 – Growing a family business – A discussion with Josh Hostetler

Audio version: Video version: SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST Josh, who grew up climbing job site dirt piles and honing his hammering skills on scrap lumber,…

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Here’s Why a Post-Sale Check-In with Customers is a Must

In marketing, nearly all of your efforts are typically focused on bringing in customers and making sales. That’s the goal of the job, after all……

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Podcast Episode 23 – How to successfully start a business or new endeavor (Part 5)

Running a successful company, year after year is hard. But starting a company is where most people ultimately fail. Our company is now into its…

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Podcast Episode 22 – How to successfully start a business or new endeavor (Part 4)

Today on The Academy we’re going to be continuing our series about starting something new, and great. This might be a new business. But it…

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Podcast Episode 21 – How to successfully start a business or new endeavor (Part 3)

Running a successful company, year after year is is hard. But starting a company is where most people ultimately fail. Our company is now into…

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Podcast Episode 20 – From CIO, to small business owner, to exploring the next phase of life. A discussion with Gwen Walsh.

Today we’re going to be chatting with Gwen Walsh. Gwen’s career includes experiences ranging from being a Vice President at KeyCorp and managing over 500…

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Podcast Episode 19 – How to successfully start a business or new endeavor (Part 2)

Today on the Academy we’re going to be taking another short break from business growth advice, and looking back to find inspiration and advice about…