Just as you work hard to build your company, you should apply that same diligence to managing your financial affairs. Fortunately, you don’t have to become a financial expert yourself. Instead, find a trusted financial professional who can act as the “quarterback” and coordinate the appropriate financial, tax, insurance, and legal pros you need to minimize your taxes and maximize your after-tax results. Long-time financial advisor Brett Ellen has worked with high-net worth entrepreneurs and CEOs for years and in today’s show, he discusses several key tax-saving strategies you might want to consider.
John DiJulius started his first business, John Robert's Spa, 23 years ago. Today, it is consistently recognized as one of the top 20 salons in America. It didn't start out that way, though. As the company opened new salons, service began to deteriorate. Frustrated, John began studying the greatest customer service companies such as Ritz Carlton, Disney, and Nordstrom to discover their secret to embedding a service culture throughout multiple locations. In his research he stumbled upon the formula, codified it, and now spreads this radical customer service revolution message throughout the world. In today's episode, you'll learn the secret formula to use radical customer service to make price irrelevant.
Bryce Maddock and his childhood friend Jaspar Weir started TaskUs on a shoestring and built it into an international powerhouse serving many of the country's leading high-tech companies. The premise of TaskUs is this: We can cut your customer service cost or your content moderation cost or your graphic design costs in half and we will guarantee the same level of quality that your current staff is delivering. From that idea, TaskUs will do $50 million in revenue this year. Here's the story of how they did it.
Leslie Michelson is a serial entrepreneur whose latest company, Private Health, is pioneering a new way for consumers to find the absolute best healthcare in the world. Using technology, data analytics, and a network of more than 6,000 of the world’s leading physicians and surgeons, Leslie’s company separates the good from the great and helps consumers get the best care possible. In today’s show, Leslie shares specific ways you can make better healthcare choices that could, quite possibly, save your life and your business.
Mark Moses has facilitated more than 200 annual planning meetings for companies all over the world. And during that time, he’s perfected a process that ensures companies get results. In today’s show, Mark reveals his process in specific detail.
Chuck Davis has pretty much seen it all. From his early days at blue chip companies to his time running internet pioneers such as Fandango, Shopzilla, and now, Swagbucks, Chuck has a lifetime of lessons and stories. Add to that his time as international president of YPO and you know he’s been at the forefront of best practices for leading companies all over the world.
Scott Duffy is one of the few people on earth who have worked for Tony Robbins and Richard Branson. Couple that with his entrepreneurial experience in building some of the leading online brands from the early days of the internet and you know you’re in for a treat. Scott shares some great stories and lessons he learned from Robbins and Branson as well as his own insights on how to do successful product launches.
It takes discipline, character, and grit to be an Ironman–let alone a 15-time Ironman finisher. After finishing the Ironman in Kona back in 2013, Jack sat on the beach and reflected back on his life in business and sports and came up with 7 lessons learned in his Ironman journey. These lessons are universal and apply whether you’re running a Fortune 500 company or the next hot startup.
Bill Keen and Anthony Venus have started five separate multi-million dollar businesses and seen three of them through highly profitable exits. Along the way, they made brilliant decisions and huge mistakes. In today's show, they each share their entrepreneurial journey and the key things they wish they knew back when they were just starting out. You'll discover a goldmine of insightful comments that can make you millions...or save you from losing your shirt.
After building Crave Entertainment Group to $175 million in revenue, Michael and his leadership team implemented an international expansion plan that failed miserably and nearly led the company to bankruptcy. With great self-awareness, Michael and his business partner realized they were excellent at building companies but not at turning them around. So, they hired a turnaround expert as Chief Operating Officer who helped the company make some tough decisions. In today’s show, Michael details 6 important lessons he learned during this difficult turnaround period and ironically, they’re applicable to leaders running thriving businesses, too.
The success of your business depends on the quality of your decisions. Simply relying on your gut instincts may work occasionally, but the most effective leaders have specific strategies and tools they use to make important decisions. In today’s show, three proven leaders share their perspective on how to make better executive-level decisions so you can increase your profits.
You've worked extremely hard. You built a valuable business. Now you're thinking, 'maybe it's time to sell and reap the reward of all this hard work.'
In today's show, international investment banker Rob Follows discusses how business owners can prepare their company for a sale, present it in the best possible light, and sell it to a strategic buyer who might pay as much as 300% more than a financial buyer.
You only get one shot at making a great sale so it's critical you arm yourself with all the information you need to maximize your return and minimize your taxes.
Regardless of your company's size, you'll find great advice on how to make your company more valuable even if a sale is a few years away.
In this episode, you'll discover:
How do you go from having a great idea to turning that idea into a thriving company that ultimately gets sold for a substantial amount of money to an S&P 500 company?
In today's episode, we discuss how virtual phone service company Grasshopper did exactly that.
Don Schiavone helped lead Grasshopper as it grew from a small startup to a high-growth company and he shares the six strategies that formed the core of Grasshopper's rapid ascent.
You can apply these strategies too and propel your company to a higher level of growth.
“I’m tired of making the same mistake I made in the past.” Mark Moses
So what mistake did CEO Coaching International founding partner Mark Moses make? Not hiring the absolutely best person for the job.
The fact is, a great service or a gee-whiz product is nice, but if you don’t have “A” players to execute and make things happen, your company will be a second-tier player.
Not mincing words, Mark said, “I want to hire the people that have been there, done it, got it. I know they will perform. Those are the kind of people I want to bring on my team. I’m too tired to be giving somebody a continuous shot at a high-level role. I’m not going to do it.”
With that in mind, Mark discusses in practical detail how you can find and hire the very best performers who will give your company an “unfair” advantage in the marketplace.
In today’s episode, you’ll learn:
In our latest podcast, Rich Balot, Chairman and Co-CEO of a $750 million company, discusses how he brought his company back from the brink of disaster and turned it into a juggernaut. Rich’s business almost went belly up a few years ago when Verizon Wireless bought Alltel and the industry shifted to the iPhone. At the time, Rich’s company was Alltel’s largest agent. Overnight, he went from king of the hill at Alltel to a nobody at Verizon. In today's episode, you’ll learn: The three steps Rich took that led to his remarkable turnaround. How one statement from Rich's coach, Mark Moses, caused Rich to up his game and “start acting like a CEO.” Why “hire slow, fire fast” is one of the most important management ideas you can implement. The 5 keys things every CEO should focus on and how they lead to top-line growth and increased profitability.
CEO Coaching International coach Sheldon Harris goes in-depth on this critical idea of becoming a more transparent leader. Sheldon is a successful entrepreneur, business leader, and coach who draws on a lifetime of real-world experience to provide specific, actionable coaching guidance. In today's episode, you'll learn: Why you're really only in one business--the people business. What integrity in communication really means. Why in addition to being a good truth teller, you have to be an equally good truth receiver. Why leaders have to be mindful of what percentage of their sentences in leadership communication end with a period or an exclamation point, as opposed to the percentage that end with a question mark.
Jack Daly, a leading entrepreneur, executive, and sales trainer, says 50% or more of sales has nothing to do with product, price, service, strategies, or tactics. He says half of sales success has to do with getting up in the morning and saying God bless the competition, I'm going to kick their butt. In other words, they have GRIT. He also says great salespeople understand it's about executing on the basics.
Welcome to our new podcast On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow! The podcast is designed to help entrepreneurs and CEOs grow their business, develop their people, and elevate their own performance. We’ll share what the best of the best are doing as it relates to entrepreneurial success, best practices, leadership, sales, marketing, personal development, and solving the challenges that business leaders face. You’ll hear from CEO Coaching International’s coaches, leading entrepreneurs, and other experts in a wide range of fields who have value to add to your work. If you’re an entrepreneur, CEO, or other business leader, this podcast is for you.