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Have you ever wanted a business of your own? Going from the "Averge Joe" to a "CEO" is a bit more complicated than you might think, but it doesn't mean it's impossible. With clear goals and objectives, a good strategic plan, and a willingness to get outside your comfort zone, you have a pretty good shot. Then we need to point out that it's imperative that you get an outside voice involved in your business, because you will overlook and miss opportunity every day in your organization, by default.
Join Kevin Hunter and David Ford as we look as some of the challenges of moving into business ownership, and some of the strategies in overcoming them.
Why do we broadcast The Business Forum Show? The answer is as simple as this: Every day, another business owner closes the doors of their business for the last time. Why? Because the truth is that business is very hard, and this statement is supported by the 96% statistic of business owners that never make it to a 10 year anniversary. The good news is that you don't have to be on the wrong side of this statistic. What we've learned is that with good written goals and objectives, a sound strategic plan in place, and your own willingness to step outside of your comfort zone, you can give yourself a 75-80% chance of success.
On The Business Forum Show, we focus on the challenges of business, and the things that keep you awake at night. That's why our stories are so relatable, because every business owners suffers from very similar things.
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At The Business Forum Show, we often hear that business owners have trouble finding the right people to fill open positions. Don't get us wrong - there is a lot to consider in the hiring process. Employers need someone with the correct skill set for the job who is happy with the wages, demands of the position. However, the most important part of the hiring process is the interview and here's why: You can see someone's skills and experience on paper, but you can't tell what their attitude is. We've found that it's much easier to hire a willling participant and teach them the skills they need to know than it is to have a technically sound person who is stubborn or impersonable.
Whatever the case may be, consider what hosts Kevin Hunter and David Ford have to make the hiring process more transparent for you. Plan for success. Make it happen!
What makes The Business Forum Show so unique? We aren’t reporting business news or talking about what happened in the stock market today. Our cast has been in and out of thousands of different companies and we understand both domestic and international markets. Regardless of what your business model is, it’s likely we’ve seen it employed in countless other businesses and understand both the strengths and weaknesses of your plan. Every day we witness the sweat, blood, and tears that owners have invested in their companies. Perhaps more importantly, we’ve seen some of the most unique companies, run by some of the most amazing business owners, many of whom are breaking all the ‘traditional rules’ of business. Do you have any idea what unreasonable limits you might have you placed on your own success? It’s time to find out. Tune in today!
Host Kevin Hunter features guest John Leber from Swanson Bark and Wood Products, Inc in Longview, Washington. Swanson Bark and Wood Products is a woodwaste recycling facility.
Here are some thoughts from John:
My advice is to be patient. Don’t get too spun up over any one thing. Life will hand you things that will give you ulcers. How you deal with those things will determine the number of ulcers you end up with.
Have a plan. Figure out what you’re going to sell, who you’re going to sell it to, how you’re going to make it, how much you can sell it for and how much it’s going to cost you to make it. If it doesn’t look like it’s going to work, take a pass and try the next thing. If you keep a positive attitude, there will be a next thing, probably more next things than you can handle. Love life. Share your wisdom
240 Tennant Way
Longview, WA 98632
Join host Kevin Hunter and guest Ellen Palestrant of EP Creative Enterprises on The Business Forum Show to talk breaking new pathways in business and life. You have to give yourself permission to try new things, fail, make mistakes, learn, get better at controlling your fear, and ultimately improve yourself and your business. EP Creative Enterprises is a creativity consultant.
Here are some thoughts from Ellen:
The name of my company, EP Creative Enterprises, reflects what I do which is write, paint, produce, and share my thoughts about creativity with others. At this point, I use both my non-fiction book, HAVE YOU EVER HAD A HUNCH, The Importance of Creative Thinking, and my poetic, theatrical fantasy for all ages THE WORLD OF GLIMPSE (WITH ITS ACCOMPANYING DVD) as vehicles explore and discuss what is to me, a fascinating subject: Creativity.
Know that a concept is not enough. It is important for that concept to reach its full potential be it a completed product - or what ever you hope it will be come. Perseverance is everything and so is passion. I know that in real life, it is not always possible to love what you do every day, but try to set aside some time to engage in your passion.
The Business Forum Show has been proud to feature many veteran-owned businesses and business owners. This next owner, Josh Ray of Veteran Beer Company, has found a special niche with hiring veterans.
The Veteran Beer Company was created by a group of veterans to change the momentum in veteran unemployment by providing veterans with meaningful opportunities for post-service careers, creating and selling the finest domestic craft beer in America. Along with employing veterans, 10% of Veteran Beer Company’s profits go to charities that support veterans’ causes.
For more information, please visit http://www.veteranbeercompany.com/
Join Derek Ferreira as he will look back on the career of the man born James Brian Helwig; the man we know as the Ultimate Warrior…
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John Paul (General Manager) from KLOG, KUKN, and 101.5 The Wave, joins Kevin Hunter on The Business Forum Show to discuss the past decades of radio, and how the industry has changed.
John Paul is a fan of compelling, personality driven radio. He got bit by the radio bug when he was 13 and has been involved ever since. Today, He's the General Manager at KUKN, KLOG, and 101.5 The Wave. Prior, he was the Vice President of Programming at Westwood One. He oversaw the Denver based 24/7 formats heard on nearly 1700 affiliate stations across the country and around the world. He was the National Program Director for the syndicated shows "The Lia Show" and "Country Gold with Randy Owen," and sat on the CMA (Country Music Association) Board of Directors, the Radiothon Advisory Board for St. Jude Children's Hospital as well as the Advisory Board for the Ohio School of Broadcasting. John Paul also served as the Agenda Chairman for the Country Radio Seminar in 2010 and 2011.
Host Kevin Hunter features Uncaged Cycles, a Harley-Davidson store in Longview Washington owned byTodd and Lea Buzalsky. They started to store to serve the motorcycle riders in the Longview - Kelso looking for parts, accessories, riding gear, etc.
"We share a passion for motorcycles, especially Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, and we base our business on that passion and the unity that it brings riders from all walks of life"
Todd and Lea Buzalsky, Riders & Owners
We provide maintenance and repair on many models of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. We offer many parts and accessories for your H-D motorcycle and if we don't have it in stock we can get it in for you. We also have the ability to order nearly any part/accessory for other motorcycle makes and models. Riding gear, biker apparel and jewelry is also available in our showroom. Come and spend some time in our shop and browse while you enjoy complimentary coffee, cookies or popcorn. Or just come and relax in our customer lounge area , meet our team and make new friends with other riders who share the same passion of motorcycles!
If you can’t measure it, don’t do it. The Action Selling training system includes training measurement reporting that compares before, during and after scores on all of the Critical Selling Skills = Sample Reports. You’ll know who’s learning it and who’s applying it. If selling isn’t a process, it continues to be a problem. Action Selling is the best documented sales process. This makes it easy to learn and reinforce. Based on sound logic, Action Selling helps salespeople walk the customer through their buying process.
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