• 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

    The Awakened CEO System with Paul Hoyt

    in Spirituality

    Please join us and our guest, Paul M. Hoyt, as he discusses his newly launched, “The Awakened CEO System.” Paul is the creator of The Awakened CEO System, a powerful collection of tools to help CEOs and Entrepreneurs grow their businesses and gain wisdom in the process. The Awakened CEO System combines essential product and services for business growth, professional growth, and personal growth coaching and mentoring, to provide a balanced approach to addressing the challenges of starting and growing a business.


    Paul, owner and principal consultant with the Hoyt Management Group and best-selling author, has over 40 years’ experience leading teams to improve profitability and productivity. Comfortable “from the boardroom to the boiler room,” he has worked with dozens of organizations across many industries, and at all levels.


    Paul has a passion to help others succeed, especially small business owners. He is an expert at helping new businesses develop their initial plans, financial models, and growth strategies. His general expertise in Leadership, Marketing, Sales, Financial Management, Operations, Product Development, and Customer Service enables him to analyze and assess the strength of a business foundation, and then develop great plans to correct deficiencies that impede profitability and growth.


    Among his many other accomplishments, Paul has served on the Faculty of the CEO Space Business Growth Conference for 10 years, and gives frequent seminars on a variety of subjects to facilitate the growth of small businesses nationwide.


    To learn more, please visit PaulHoyt.com.

  • 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.

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