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The Building Better Businesses Podcast is the best place to learn how to take your business to the next level because it’s no longer enough to earn good profits. Hosted by Steve Eschbach, an expert on business and business people, he’ll tell you why building a network of connections and using all types to your advantage will put you over the edge. Steve and his expert guests will delve into the many facets of owning the business and how to become a good, caring business owner. Tune in to learn how making a difference in your community can attract all sorts of clientele, which will in turn build you a better business.

Building Better Businesses Steve Eschbach

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The Building Better Businesses Podcast is the best place to learn how to take your business to the next level because it’s no longer enough to earn good profits. Hosted by Steve Eschbach, an expert on business and business people, he’ll tell you why building a network of connections and using all types to your advantage will put you over the edge. Steve and his expert guests will delve into the many facets of owning the business and how to become a good, caring business owner. Tune in to learn how making a difference in your community can attract all sorts of clientele, which will in turn build you a better business.

    Helping Veterans Become Entrepreneurs

    Helping Veterans Become Entrepreneurs

    Paul A. Dillon is a Certified Management Consultant with more than 46 years of experience in the professional services industry. He is the president and CEO of Dillon Consulting Services LLC, a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, based in Durham, NC and Chicago, IL. Paul is the creator of the concept for a veteran startup incubator in Chicago, called Bunker Labs, as well as the creator of the concept for a veteran entrepreneur support organization in North Carolina, called VetStart, which was recently rebranded as Bunker RDU. Mr. Dillon created and teaches a course on veterans' issues at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, where he is an Adjunct Instructor. Paul represents the nation's veteran community on the Kennedy Forum on Mental Health, and is a member of the Leadership Council of the Kennedy Forum Illinois. His articles and quotes on veterans' issues have appeared in Forbes, HuffPost, Chicago Tribune, Crain's Chicago Business, US News & World Report, Investor’s Business Daily, the Times of Israel, Kiplinger Today, U.S. News & World Report, Arianna Huffington's ThriveGlobal, We Are The Mighty, and USAA Magazine. He is a sought after commentator on national veteran matters on numerous radio programs, podcasts, and TV programs, including CBS Radio's !Eye on Veterans” program, Bloomberg Business Radio, Westwood One Radio Network, Spectrum1 TV News, WRAL-TV and WUNC-TV in Raleigh, NC and WBKB-TV ABC 11 in Michigan. He is a former trustee of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and a former Public Member and Commissioner of the national Commission for Case Manager Certification.
    In this episode, we discuss:
     
    ·      The attributes that make veterans built for entrepreneurship
    ·      Being flexible to find an underserved area and going after it
    ·      Integrity as a cornerstone of success
    ·      Thorough due diligence and ignoring the fear of missing out
    ·      Any client as an ideal client
    I hope you find this episode as exciting and informative as I have. Susan shared such great insights into growing your business, whether big or small.
    Please let me know your thoughts!
     
    Connect with Paul Dillon:
    Website: www.dillonconsult.com
     
    Email: paul@dillonconsult.com
     
    Connect with Steve Eschbach
    Website: https://www.tworld.com/locations/naperville/ or https://eschbachassoc.com/ 
    YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWqgICqaSI8xE2GRYY1HWJA 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/speschbach/ 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/steveeschbach/ 
    Twitter: @SteveEschbach
     
     
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    • 25 min
    The Key to Running Multiple Businesses

    The Key to Running Multiple Businesses

     Ryan Kugler is an entrepreneur and strategist with over 25 years of experience in building profitable businesses from conception within both Fortune 500 organizations and newly launched startups. He operates on a few key principles: “Be nice to everyone, always return phone calls, and stay in communication with everyone. 

    Since 1998, Ryan has launched several companies. These include Plan B, which helps manufacturers liquidate excess inventory; A5 Events, which organizes corporate events for large corporations and nonprofit organizations to help raise funds with charity events; and Ideal Content, which works with Fortune 500 companies producing new and unique high-end marketing products. 


    As a public face for the entertainment industry, Ryan has landed coverage both on broadcast outlets and in print. TV appearances include the CBS Early Show, ABC7 News, and KTLA Prime Time News. He also has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Business Journal, Moviemaker Magazine, and the New York Times.Top of Form
     

    In this episode, we discuss:
    ●     Why entrepreneurs must react quickly in a constantly changing business environment.
    ●     How diversification can help insulate you from negative market conditions.
    ●     Why it’s important to look for opportunities in every challenge.
     
    Listen to this powerful episode of Building Better Businesses
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    Connect with Ryan Kugler
    Website: www.theplanbinc.com

    Connect with Steve Eschbach
    Website: https://www.tworld.com/locations/naperville/ or https://eschbachassoc.com/
    YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWqgICqaSI8xE2GRYY1HWJA
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/speschbach/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/steveeschbach/
    Twitter: @ SteveEschbach
     
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    • 28 min
    Evening The Playing Field For New Business Owners

    Evening The Playing Field For New Business Owners

    Susanne Mariga is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Tax Coach specializing in business and personal tax planning. Over the past two decades, Susanne worked for Big 4 accounting firms and, in her own firm, has helped thousands of clients achieve their business goals. A Certified Profit First Professional (PFP) at the Mastery Level, she is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), as designated by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). She is the host of the Profit Talk Podcast and the author of Profit First for Minority Business Enterprises.
    In this episode, we discuss:
    ·      Evening the playing field for minority owned businesses
    ·      Determining what type of business to start
    ·      Following your heart and passions into business
    ·      Strategies when dealing with government contracts
    ·      Top strategies for increasing business profits
    ·      Tax accounting systems to make your business more efficient
     
    I hope you find this episode as exciting and informative as I have. Susan shared such great insights into growing your business, whether big or small.
    Please let me know your thoughts!
     
    Connect with Susan Mariga:
    Website: www.marigacpa.com
    Facebook: @profitfirstmasterclass
     
    Connect with Steve Eschbach
    Website: https://www.tworld.com/locations/naperville/ or https://eschbachassoc.com/ 
    YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWqgICqaSI8xE2GRYY1HWJA 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/speschbach/ 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/steveeschbach/ 
    Twitter: @SteveEschbach
     

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    • 30 min
    Positioning Yourself For Success

    Positioning Yourself For Success

    Robert Patin is an international best-selling author, financial consultant, and agency expert. He is also the founder and managing partner of Patin & Associates, a Los Angeles-based business management and consultancy firm.
    Robert Patin offers results-oriented executive financial professional services with extensive expertise in financial review, budget development, cash flow management, debt restructuring, asset liquidation/purchase, and corporate audit for both large and small businesses. With Patin’s consulting services his clients have optimized their sales processes, generating more than $30M in additional revenue. His two decades of proven success in finance make him an invaluable asset to any business, and his clients.
    In this episode, we discuss:
    ·      Robert Patin’s background and how that influenced him to where he is today.
    ·      How he started his business and grew it overtime.
    ·      Processes to help your business streamline and increase profits
    ·      How to restructure your debt to be primed for future growth
    ·      Managing your cashflow
     
    I hope you find this episode as exciting and informative as I have. Robert shared such great insights into growing your business, whether big or small.
    Please let me know your thoughts!
     
    Connect with Robert Patin:
    Website: https://www.cfofinancialstrategies.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CreativeAgencySuccess
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creativeagencysuccess/
     
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/creative-agency-success/
     
    Forbes Contributor: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesfinancecouncil/people/robertpatin/
     
    Connect with Steve Eschbach
    Website: https://www.tworld.com/locations/naperville/ or https://eschbachassoc.com/ 
    YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWqgICqaSI8xE2GRYY1HWJA 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/speschbach/ 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/steveeschbach/ 
    Twitter: @SteveEschbach
     

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    • 21 min
    Preparing For The Future Of Your Business

    Preparing For The Future Of Your Business

    Shawn McBride is an attorney and business consultant at The Our Shawn and McBride for Business. He is a business nerd with a legal practice and consulting firm that focuses on issues related to business ownership and maximizing the value of that ownership (preparing for the future of business). 
    Shawn has 14 years of experience and is licensed in 12 states and DC, as well as being a licensed CPA. He has appeared in many major publications and radio shows. He is the author of Business Blunders! which covers common business issues giving powerful themes of protection to add to the message for your teams. He also hosts his own podcasts, McBride for Business LIVE!
    In this episode, we discuss:
    ·      Melding together knowledge of law with the pursuit of business to develop something unique
    ·      How planning ahead in your business can extract the best outcomes
    ·      Why going through the fundamentals of a business can help a new owner transition seamlessly
    ·      The blunders you do not want to make in business
    ·      Why having the right team on your side can make or break a new business acquisition
    I hope you will find this episode as exciting and informative as I have.
    Please let me know your thoughts!
     
    Connect with Shawn
    Website: http://www.mcbrideforbusiness.com/
    Website: www.planningdoneright.com 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rshawnmcbride/
    Podcast: http://www.mcbrideforbusiness.com/podcasts/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-h9QeZYahVQrREgtGmGCIQ
     
    Connect with Steve Eschbach
    Website: https://www.tworld.com/locations/naperville/ or https://eschbachassoc.com/
    YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWqgICqaSI8xE2GRYY1HWJA
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/speschbach/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/steveeschbach/
    Twitter: @ SteveEschbach
     
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    • 18 min
    Taking The Next Step With Your Family Business

    Taking The Next Step With Your Family Business

    Jonathan Goldhill is a masterful business coach and personal strategist specializing in guiding next-generation leaders of family businesses to scale up their business as they take control over the leadership and ownership of the family business. Based in the Los Angeles metro area, Goldhill Group has been serving closely held and family business clients in the lower-middle market nationwide since 1987. Jonathan left New York for California at age 20 after his family’s large, privately-held men’s apparel manufacturing company—started by his great-grandfather—sold to a conglomerate in its third generation of family ownership. Within ten years, Jonathan had established himself as the go-to expert for entrepreneurs looking to find their freedom. Today, Jonathan brings thirty years of experience advising, coaching, consulting, training, and guiding entrepreneurial and family businesses to grow their revenues, profits and people’s leadership. 
     
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    In this episode, we discuss:

    Being raised in a family business and forging a path of your own

    Dealing with challenges and using them to contribute to your success

    The questions you should be asking to determine your financial health

    The seven P’s playbook for a successful business

    The importance of innovation

    Doing what you love and watching everything fall into place

     
     
    I hope you will find this episode as exciting and informative as I have. Jonathan was so generous to share his better business practices regarding taking the next step with your family business.
     
    Please let me know your thoughts!
     
    Connect with Jonathan Goldhill:
     
    Website: www.thegoldhillgroup.com
    Podcast: www/thegoldhillgroup.com/podcast
     
    Connect with Steve Eschbach
     
    Websites:
    https://www.tworld.com/locations/naperville/
    https://eschbachassoc.com/ 
    YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWqgICqaSI8xE2GRYY1HWJA 
    LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/speschbach/
    Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/steveeschbach/ 
    Twitter:
    @ SteveEschbach
     
     
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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

HerRoyalFrauness ,

Insights abound!

Steve does a gear job digging into what drives success, leveraging insights from personal and professional lives and how they intersect. Really, really interesting and insightful.

Joshill:) ,

Thanks Steve!

This host always brings us the most relevant and knowledgeable guests with topics that are so actionable and helpful. Great production, keep it up!

maxmillsaps ,

Wonderful show!

The host is great. Definitely knows what he's doing. Invites the right guests and asks the right questions. I love this show!

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