Series: Business Acumen

Episode 16: Time to Pivot? From Corporate America to Entrepreneurship with Kate Erickson

Today on the show we have Kate Erickson who is partnered with John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneurs on Fire. Kate has a really unique background. She comes from the corporate world and has already spent 6-7 years in the entrepreneurial space. In this show, we talk about what transitioning from the corporate world to the…

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Episode 15: Something New or Something Better?

We all love the feeling of something new. A fresh start, a clean slate, or the excitement of a new adventure always seems to intrigue us. But how do we decide if “something new” is the best avenue for us to pursue when it comes to our business?    Recently, I was listening to a…

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Episode 13: What Hidden Intangible Assets Can You Leverage?

When two businesses offer the same product or service, what distinguishes the two? Why would a customer pay double the price (or sometimes more) for the same service?   Today I want to discuss branding and positioning.   In my last episode with Ross Johnson, the conversation centered around positioning, and the psychology around how…

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Episode 12: How to Make the Impossible into the Inevitable with Ross Johnson

How did a broke personal trainer build two million dollar businesses in just four years? And what important lessons has he learned from his successes (and failures) along the way?   In this episode, I’m interviewing Ross Johnson, a 27 year old serial entrepreneur who is dedicated to teaching coaches and consultants how to grow…

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Episode 11: Getting Creative with Deal Structuring

Creative deal structuring is the way that a company structures things financially. When someone is buying or selling a business, there are no official rules that must be followed, apart from what is legal.  When structuring a deal – outside of legal agreements that must be signed- you have a lot of flexibility as long…

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Episode 8: The Crucial Differences Between Having a Business and Selling Products on Amazon

You sell physical products, but are you an entrepreneur or a sales channel manager? Building a brand and growing a business is different than simply selling products on Amazon. In this episode, I’m talking you through the difference between being a true physical product entrepreneur and being a sales channel manager on Amazon. Owning a…

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Episode 6: Finding Creative Solutions to Your Challenges

Perhaps your business is struggling right now, and you’re not exactly sure how to determine the main issue. Maybe you know the exact problem but aren’t sure where to start. Don’t worry: a lot of people find themselves here. Let’s focus on the most common areas that businesses experience challenges.   In this episode, you’ll…

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Episode 5: How to Increase Profitability in Your Business [Case Study]

Typically the first thing that comes to people’s minds when talking about growing their business is revenue. The thinking is, If you grow your revenue, you grow your business. But is revenue the most important thing to grow in your business? Or is there something else you should be focusing on? In this episode, I’m…

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Episode 4: An Inside Look at Growing Your Business via Funding

Maybe you’ve heard that you should never take venture capital money. Or perhaps getting outside funding is your definition of success. Either way, I’m breaking down the various options for growing your business via funding, and explaining why it’s not a simple black and white issue.   Today’s episode falls under the pillars of Financial…

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Episode 3: The 6 Pillars of Corporate Structure for Growth

What are the six pillars of corporate structure for growth? What do they mean to you in your business and how can you apply them right now? As a business owner, you want strategies that will grow and scale your business, but understanding the core pillars for growth is more important than implementing any tactic….

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