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Welcome to the Business Made Simple Podcast where we coach you to build your business like an airplane. The cockpit is your leadership. The body is your overhead. The right engine is your marketing. The left engine is your sales. The wings are your products and the fuel tanks are your cash flow.

If you build the six parts of your business correctly it will fly far and fast. Every week we help a business owner just like you optimize their airplane.

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Welcome to the Business Made Simple Podcast where we coach you to build your business like an airplane. The cockpit is your leadership. The body is your overhead. The right engine is your marketing. The left engine is your sales. The wings are your products and the fuel tanks are your cash flow.

If you build the six parts of your business correctly it will fly far and fast. Every week we help a business owner just like you optimize their airplane.

    How to Fire Someone the Right Way and Maintain Team Morale

    How to Fire Someone the Right Way and Maintain Team Morale

    Firing an employee is never easy and can make unwanted waves in your company. The emotional weight and potential fallout can affect your team's spirit and your company's culture, making it one of the tasks business owners hate the most. It's a situation that requires legal due diligence, as well as a good grasp of people's feelings and how an organization works. So how do leaders make sure they're doing it right and respectfully?
     
    In this week’s episode, host Donald Miller explores the best practices for letting an employee go. He’ll show you how firing someone the right way can keep your team’s morale up and avoid creating a negative work environment. You’ll learn a step-by-step approach for identifying when it's time to let someone go, preparing for the conversation, and finding ways to support both the person and the team through the transition. Tune in and get practical tips on how to make these tough decisions and conversations easier!
     
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    STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast 
     
    PRE-ORDER COACH BUILDER THE BOOK AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast
     
    IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com.
     
    FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

    • 25 min
    Coach Builder Part 3—How to Build A Client List from Scratch

    Coach Builder Part 3—How to Build A Client List from Scratch

    Do you dream of launching a successful coaching business but find yourself paralyzed by the question: "Where will my clients come from?" Tackling this fear is a critical turning point that can either propel you forward or leave you questioning your goals, making what should be an exciting career shift seem overwhelming. Countless would-be coaches find themselves hesitating, torn between making the leap or staying put. So how can you make sure your client pipeline is always full?
     
    In the 3rd episode of our Coach Builder limited series, host Donald Miller offers some much-needed guidance for those lost in the maze of client acquisition and management. Based on frameworks in his new book Coach Builder, Don shows you a simple yet effective system to create and manage a list of possible clients. You’ll get practical advice on how to organize a database of people who might be interested in your coaching services and turn them into paying customers. Listen in and get actionable strategies for finding and keeping clients, so you can confidently grow a profitable coaching business.
     
    Pre-order Coach Builder, Donald Miller's new book, at CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast.

    • 27 min
    How to Tackle the Fear of Public Speaking and Grow Your Business

    How to Tackle the Fear of Public Speaking and Grow Your Business

    Public speaking is a top fear for a lot of people. Whether it's the panic that sets in at the thought of everyone looking at you, relentless rehearsing without ever feeling ready, or the hesitation to hit 'post' on a social media video after countless takes, the struggle with public speaking anxiety is real and it’s pervasive. Yet being able to give a good talk can be enormously valuable, especially in the world of business. So how do you overcome this fear and become a confident speaker?
     
    In today’s episode, host Donald Miller and special guest Colin Boyd, creator of Sell from Stage Academy and host of the Expert Edge podcast, discuss the art of communicating well and the secrets to delivering compelling presentations. Colin is here to show that with the right guidance, anyone can excel at speaking, whether it’s for work, creating content on social media, or just everyday conversations. You’ll learn how to organize a speech, connect with your audience, and tell stories that grab people’s attention. Tune in and learn practical tips and tricks to help you conquer your fears and start speaking confidently!
     
    Follow and listen to the  Expert Edge Podcast. Learn how Colin can help you create high converting presentations at ColinBoyd.co. 
     
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    PRE-ORDER COACH BUILDER THE BOOK AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast
     
    IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com.
     
    FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

    • 33 min
    Coach Builder Part 2—Why Every Coach Should Create a Menu of Products to Grow Their Business

    Coach Builder Part 2—Why Every Coach Should Create a Menu of Products to Grow Their Business

    Taking the leap from a stable career to start a coaching business is a monumental decision that can be fraught with uncertainty. The biggest hurdle is usually the fear of financial instability. This worry keeps thousands of potential coaches on the sidelines, trapped in careers that don't fulfill their passion or potential. So how do you navigate the career transition without compromising your ability to provide for yourself and your loved ones? 
     
    In the second part of our Coach Builder limited series, host Donald Miller dives into the essential first step for anyone looking to start or grow their coaching business. He explores the concept of creating a "menu of products" – a strategic approach to offering your coaching services in a way that addresses specific client needs and problems. By breaking down the process of product creation, from identifying client problems to developing targeted solutions, Don gives you a blueprint to build a profitable coaching business model. You’ll also get tips on how to design a suite of coaching products that not only solve real-world problems but also position you as the go-to expert in your niche. Listen in and learn how to overcome the financial uncertainties of coaching and build a thriving business that gives you freedom, control, and stable relationships with clients.
     
    Pre-order Coach Builder, Donald Miller's new book, at CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast.

    • 26 min
    What You Should Put in a Job Description to Get the Perfect Hire

    What You Should Put in a Job Description to Get the Perfect Hire

    Creating a job description that gets the right people interested is not as easy as it might sound. It's even more challenging when it's your first time hiring or when you're adding more people to your team. The key is to strike the right balance of talking about what skills they need and also what problems they might encounter on the job. So how do you write a job description that accurately explains what you’re looking for and also talks about the challenges that might come up? 
     
    Today, host Donald Miller and producer Bobby Richards take your questions around the process of how to hire, conduct interviews, and write job descriptions. Donald offers a valuable look into the hiring process, emphasizing the importance of considering both the positive attributes and the potential drawbacks of candidates. You’ll learn why it’s important to be self-aware as a leader, how to avoid hiring disasters, and how to find people who fit well with your business and your way of managing. Tune in and get practical advice that’ll help you make smart hiring choices that add to your business's growth and culture!
     
    Stuck trying to grow your business? Submit your question at BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast for a chance to have Don coach through it on the show.
     
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    PRE-ORDER COACH BUILDER THE BOOK AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast
     
    IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com.
     
    FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

    • 29 min
    Coach Builder Part 1—How to Pivot Your Career Into A Profitable Coaching Business

    Coach Builder Part 1—How to Pivot Your Career Into A Profitable Coaching Business

    How can you make money from your expertise and become known as a coach? It's a big question for many who have significant experience in their field and want to switch to coaching or consulting. Potential coaches grapple with the fear of leaving behind a secure job for the “unpredictable” world of coaching, questioning whether their knowledge is marketable and if they can truly make a living out of their passion. They often struggle to get started because they’re stuck wondering: how do I pivot my career and reinvent myself as a coach? 
     
    In the first episode of Coach Builder, a limited series by Business Made Simple, host Donald Miller shares success stories of real people who were doing well in their career, decided to transition into coaching, and absolutely crushed it. And this path is possible for almost anyone. Don offers real-world insight to help future coaches see the incredible potential to use what they know to make a great living and create a life they love. Listen in and learn how you, too, can turn your expertise into a profitable coaching business! 
     
    Pre-order Coach Builder, Donald Miller's new book, at CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast.

    • 18 min

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134 Ratings

134 Ratings

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A Must-Listen!

Business Made Simple, is packed with practical knowledge, expert advice, and inspiring stories that can elevate your business mindset and propel you towards success.

Donald Miller's engaging storytelling, combined with actionable insights and a diverse lineup of guests, make this podcast an invaluable resource for entrepreneurs and business professionals alike!

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Fave business podcast!

Actionable tips, funny banter & so much business wisdom! Love this reboot with the new name.

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What an eye opening podcast!

This podcast comes from the heart. I just discovered the book and I wish I had read it a year ago. I am really looking forward to 2020! Keep up the great work.

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