• 00:45

    Position Your Business For Profitability

    in Business

    When trying to run a profitable business, lots of areas can come into play. Many like, good management practices, decision making, processes, systems and automation all play a role.  But the biggest player is the business model you have assembled.  Many business owners don't consider this at the beginning and don't evaluate it when trying to reach that all important 'next level' of performance.


    In this week's episode of the Small Biz Big Shots, your hosts Steve Smith and Ken Rubin discuss the pitfalls of not putting proper focus on the model you've built and some ways to determine whether you are on the right track or can even change your model to increase your profitability.


    Join us, Wednesday, June 18th at 10:30am PST and be ready to take some great notes.  We don't want you to miss out on a tip, idea of strategy that could fundamentally change how you grow your business. 

  • 00:02

    Creating a Profitability Team with Kathryn Dager

    in Business

    Tonight Kathryn Dager, M.A., CEO of Profitivity Inc., will talk about creating profitability teams.


    Kathryn will discuss:




    The top 3 challenges facing independent companies today



    Strategies for training seasonal employees



    New opportunities to create profit this year



    Hiring the right people for your team



    Holding people accountable



    Making dysfunctional workers into prosperous teams



    The best way to motivate today's employees



  • 00:13

    Extreme Profitability - The solution to 2014 uncertainty

    in Legal

    Extreme profitability is the newest offering from Solutions By Jonas that expands the path to profitabiltiy beyond cutting costs and raising rates.  Special guest Pat Bull, CoFounder and CFO of Solutions By Jonas, shares his insights and experience from leading major law firms.  Radio host, W. James Jonas III, adds to this presentation based on his over 30 years of experience in supporting and delivering law firm profitability.

  • 00:08

    Making Money vs. Preparing For Profitability

    in Entrepreneur

    Jane Garee of JaneGaree.com presents "Making Money vs. Preparing For Profitability". 
    Getting really good at selling can mean you start making a lot of money by helping the people who most need you, and that's a beautiful thing.  However, business owners need to understand that the ability to generate revenue isn't the same thing as turning a profit.  Join Jane as she talks about the importance selling and sales strategies play in the only thing that ultimately matters in any business...profitability.


     

  • 01:00

    How to Create a Profitability Team with Kathryn Dager - Rescheduled

    in Business

    Tonight Kathryn Dager, M.A., CEO of Profitivity Inc., will talk about creating profitability teams.


    Kathryn will discuss:




    The top 3 challenges facing independent companies today



    Strategies for training seasonal employees



    New opportunities to create profit this year



    Hiring the right people for your team



    Holding people accountable



    Making dysfunctional workers into prosperous teams



    The best way to motivate today's employees



  • 00:55

    Popularity VS Profitability - Don't Fall into the Trap! with author Rachna Jain

    in Business

    Many folks running their own service based businesses, in the helping and healing professions - run into this very common TRAP!  => Popularity vs Profitability.  


    Author and amazing business and SEO coach, Dr Rachna Jain, share a unique perspective on what to be focusing on FIRST to ensure you attract all the clients you want, and having a thriving practice.


    Rachna, recently authored a fabulous book especially for the non techie people like us in this community, called Internet Marketing for the Rest of Us.  Called the "Bible" of online business, this book gives you specific and actionable strategies to make your business more visible and more profitable online. 





    As Rachna is a qualified therapist, she knows exactly what it's like to be passionate about what we do, and yet struggle with driving visitors to our website and online marketing.  Find out where you should be focusing your energies for a profitable business experience.


    Join us for what will be an insightful and definitely informative show!

  • 00:58

    2015 Vision Casting: The Exceptional Image

    in Business

    I've always said that you spend more time with the people you work with, than the people you love. So it's wonderful, if you can love working with the people that you do. So that's why I try to make it a place that people want to work at. - Laura Hansen


    Join Felicia and Laura for this Vision Casting Best Episodes replay as they talk about the kind of heart it takes to build, sustain and scale as an entrepreneur.


    Laura shares her bread for the entrepreneurship journey:


     



    Communication is key.
    Celebrate the small things.
    Love the people you work with.
    Ask help in your discomfort zone.

  • 00:51

    Have You Developed Your Networking Style & System?

    in Women

    People talk about networking all the time.   Networking is an important tool to building your business. It is one part of your marketing funnel to get clients. It allows you to be authentic and genuine as it increases your Visibility, Credibility and Profitability. For most of us, we tend to think of networking events. But have you every asked yourself what type of networking you like to do?


     


    Your first thought might be “Isn’t it all the same?  I network to meet people to help grow my business.” That’s what I thought for a long time. So it was no surprise that I wasn’t very good at it until I found a different way to think about it that made it easier.  Want more success with networking? To do it well, you need to know the 3 different types of networks (Life, Personal, Professional) and the 3 different types of people (Positive people, Allies & Mentors) you need in each.


     


    Have you done this? If you haven’t, it might explain why you haven’t developed your personal networking style. Once you under stand this, you can develop a system of networking that you like, can do over and over again and get faster results. What change are you willing to make need to reach your goals?  Lastly, remember to have fun so you can do it often.


     

  • 00:58

    35: The Exceptional Image by Laura Hansen

    in Business

    Felicia welcomes Laura Hansen, president of Image Group Inc., a promotional products company that has won numerous awards under her leadership. Among the most notable of these is the Promotional Products Distributor of the Year, Western Region 1999- 2007, 2009-2014.


    Join Laura as she shares her remarkable journey in achieving success for the company by internal and external foundational building: “instilling a dynamic culture of partnership and mutual support internally and by maintaining strong relations with a network of suppliers spread across the continent.”

  • 01:01

    Legal Eagle and the Coach

    in Business

    Legal Eagle and the Coach with Bryan Kiser and David Altenbern with their Eric Granof & Ruth King.


    Eric Granof - Prior to coming to AIA, Eric was President of THUNDER FACTORY, a leading integrated marketing firm based in San Francisco. While at THUNDER FACTORY, Eric worked with AIA, developing the companies original branding strategy as well as presenting at several of the company’s regional conferences. Prior to THUNDER FACTORY, Eric was a Partner with Lippincott & Margulies (NY), Vice President with Bass Yeager Citigate (LA) and a Senior Association with Interbrand (SF). In his 23 years of marketing, Eric has worked with some of the world’s leading brands including but not limited to Microsoft, Nissan, Kaiser Permanente, MARSH, HP, Apple, Caesars Palace, Bank of America and Cabela’s.


    Ruth King - Profitability master. Serial Entrepreneur. Best selling author. Helped thousands of small businesses grow profitably through books, speaking, and consulting. MBA in finance, Bachelors and Masters in Chemical Engineering. Leadership Atlanta Class of 1990-91, Leadership Georgia Class of 1992. Honored as 40 under 40 in Atlanta. Ran 10 Marathons including 2 Boston Marathons.

  • 00:58

    Selling in a Skirt with Judy Hoberman Radio

    in Women

    Selling in a Skirt with Judy Hoberman with her guest Bethany Williams & Ruth King


    Bethany Williams is a results-oriented executive with 25 years experience driving complex initiatives in the business world. She currently works as the Senior Vice President for an innovative technology company. She dedicates her work and efforts to hardworking executives everywhere that are yearning for answers and a better way of approaching the success that they desire. She hopes to instill confidence and a call to action in women executives. Her message is clear: we control our destinies as well as our earnings. In her first book, “Winning Strategies for Women,” she provides practical, step-by-step advice for excelling in business, including strategies for keeping your job, keys to becoming a top performer, tips on how to get those wanted promotions and additional pay, and receiving more recognition in the process.


    Ruth King - Chief Executive Officer Profitability Revolution Paradigm. Profitability Master Ruth King is a serial entrepreneur having owned 7 businesses in the past 30 years. One of her businesses, Business Ventures Corporation, began operations in 1981. Through Business Ventures Corporation she coaches, trains, and helps small businesses achieve the business goals they want to achieve. Ruth has been instrumental in helping small business owners understand and profitably use the information generated from the financial segment of their businesses. She has a knack for helping business owners truly understand financials. After twelve years on the road, doing 200 flights per year, she knew there had to be a better way to reach business people who wanted to build their businesses and train their employees. She began training on the Internet in 1998 and began the first television like broadcasting in 2002.

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