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108: A New Small-Business Blueprint

Every entrepreneur’s journey is unique, but there are a few key characteristics that can increase your chances of success at whatever business you choose to build. In this episode, Monica Allen talks through some of those characteristics and shares the biggest lessons she’s learned throughout more than twenty years of entrepreneurship. Monica is the co-founder and COO of Zeus’ Closet, owner of Monica Allen Interiors, and host of the “Become Your Own Boss” podcast. She discusses some of the common issues facing today’s entrepreneurs, shares a few of her favorite resources, and explains why she’s focused on calibration instead of balance.

102: 4 Ways to Stop Being the Bottleneck

When you’re looking to grow your business, the answer is usually less about working harder and more about delegating effectively. That’s why Stacy Tuschl is so focused on helping business owners stop getting in the way of their own growth. In this episode, Stacy shares practical advice leaders can use to start delegating, creating more accountability among team members, and setting up systems that allow the business to keep running smoothly.

089: What Companies & Churches Can Learn From Target

In 2014, faced with a lot of disruption within the company, Target realized it needed to make some changes. Nathan Artt, the Principal and Founder of Ministry Solutions and author of the new ebook, Target Corp and the Flexible Church, realized that churches had a lot to learn from Target’s former situation. He talks with us about those major changes, why Target saw the need to make them, and what churches and business owners can learn from it.

087: Why You Need a Financial Wellness Program for Your Team

Ilyce Glink is the CEO of Best Money Moves and an expert on financial wellness programs. She will share with our listeners why a financial wellness program is important, how it benefits teams and organizations, and how an employer can successfully incorporate a program like this.

086: How to Win More Customers Through Your Company Culture

We don’t often think that culture and branding are connected. But Ted Vaughn – co-author of Culture Built My Brand and co-founder of Historic Agency – will show us otherwise. In this episode, he will talk about the Marquee Culture Method, what it is, how it works, and how to put it in place in your organization. You will better understand how culture and branding are related and what you need to do to win more customers.

085: How to Delegate Effectively: Part 2 of Delegate to Elevate

This is the second of a two-part episode about delegation. Matt Seaton, VP of Operations at BELAY, joins the podcast to discuss the nuts and bolts of delegation. He and Lisa will talk about how to be effective at delegation, how much you should delegate, the differences between remote vs traditional, how to build a culture of delegation and much more.

084: How to Know It’s Time to Delegate: Part 1 of Delegate to Elevate

In the first of a two-part episode about delegation, LZ and BELAY’s Director of Marketing, Amy Appleton, will share how a leader can know when it’s time to start delegating, the obstacles they’ll face, and how to develop trust with other team members (i.e. contractors, employees, etc.). They’ll also talk about the myth of the “Superhero ideology” and why “I’m fine” just doesn’t always cut it.

083: How A Bookkeeper Can Help You Prepare for Tax Season

In this episode, Tricia and Lisa will discuss the ways a bookkeeper can help you prepare your business and alleviate the stress of tax season.

082: What We Can Learn from 20,000 Small Businesses

J.R. McNair, a small business consultant who is considered to be one of the nation’s foremost experts on startup businesses, joins us to talk about just that. He’s also the founder of The Velocity Accelerator and Small Business Day: The nation’s largest startup launch event. He’ll chat with us about some trends he’s seeing in small businesses and what we can learn from the thousands of small businesses he’s worked with.

081: What Your #2 Wants From You

McKenzie Reeves Decker is the COO of System & Soul, and she works for a visionary, driven leader. In this episode, she talks about how to make the most of a relationship with your leader, and why it’s so hard for some leaders to ask for and receive help.