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How much more successful would you be if you had lunch once a week with an insanely successful entrepreneur who shared their biggest secrets on how they think and achieve success? Well, now you can! Grab your seat at the table as successful entrepreneurs reveal their step-by-step strategies, fascinating stories, travel hacks and other delicious tidbits each week with serial entrepreneur/business strategist, Roland Frasier.

Business Lunch Roland Frasier

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 336 Ratings

How much more successful would you be if you had lunch once a week with an insanely successful entrepreneur who shared their biggest secrets on how they think and achieve success? Well, now you can! Grab your seat at the table as successful entrepreneurs reveal their step-by-step strategies, fascinating stories, travel hacks and other delicious tidbits each week with serial entrepreneur/business strategist, Roland Frasier.

    What the Big Tech Layoffs Teach Us

    What the Big Tech Layoffs Teach Us

    In this episode of Business Lunch, Roland Frasier and Ryan Deiss discuss the mass layoffs happening at major tech companies and the opportunities and lessons to be learned from them. They explain why businesses are so reactive to changes in the economy, how the layoffs are reflective of the correction and recession, and the potential opportunities for smaller companies. Lastly, they discuss the potential of the newly unemployed to create their own businesses or switch to other jobs.
    It’s certainly running some hot takes on this episode. So be sure to bring an umbrella! Tune in to hear how to make the most of the current economic climate and what this could mean for the future.
    IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:
    1:31 - Layoffs happening in big tech companies
    2:30 - Roland's initial take on the mass layoffs
    6:27 - This is what happens when companies FOMO-ed
    7:15 - What was the ROI in the previous mass hiring?
    8:28 - Why do rising interest rates create the dynamic of mass layoffs?
    13:19 - Peloton as an example
    14:55 - Twitter: Laying off employees does not mean they are less effective
    16:30 - Big techs are following the example of Twitter
    19:51 - Will your business continue to grow even if you cut the workforce by 50?
    22:50 - The laid-off smart people will launch new businesses
    23:30 - Another controversial hot take
    LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
    Ask Roland and Ryan a question HERE.
    RESOURCES:
    7 Steps to Scalable workbookGet my book, Zero Down, FREE
    Thanks so much for joining us this week. Want to subscribe to Business Lunch? Have some feedback you'd like to share? Connect with us on iTunes and leave us a review!
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Get Roland's Training on Acquiring Businesses!
    Discover The EXACT Strategy Roland Has Used To Found, Acquire, Scale And Sell Over Two Dozen Businesses With Sales Ranging From $3 Million To Just Under $4 Billion!

    EPIC Training

    • 31 min
    The Scalable Impact Framework with Roland Frasier and Ryan Deiss

    The Scalable Impact Framework with Roland Frasier and Ryan Deiss

    Let us join Roland Frasier and Ryan Deiss in today’s episode to discuss how The Scalable Impact Framework could be used to ensure your business’ scalability. The hosts discussed how to leverage growth to have greater business momentum!
    IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:
    01:19 The three things that you have to do in order to scale
    06:04 More than 60% of INC 500 companies are out of business 5 years later
    07:01 How to leverage growth
    20:44 Great businesses have momentum
    29:45 How to not be the dancing bear
    LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
    Ask Roland and Ryan a question HERE.
    RESOURCES:
    7 Steps to Scalable workbookGet my book, Zero Down, FREE
    Thanks so much for joining us this week. Want to subscribe to Business Lunch? Have some feedback you'd like to share? Connect with us on iTunes and leave us a review!
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Get Roland's Training on Acquiring Businesses!
    Discover The EXACT Strategy Roland Has Used To Found, Acquire, Scale And Sell Over Two Dozen Businesses With Sales Ranging From $3 Million To Just Under $4 Billion!

    EPIC Training

    • 40 min
    Navigating Your Business with the Clarity Compass: A Guide to Success Roland Frasier and Ryan Deiss

    Navigating Your Business with the Clarity Compass: A Guide to Success Roland Frasier and Ryan Deiss

    In today’s episode, the hosts reveal how to navigate your business through the Clarity Compass. The Clarity Compass is the tool to use for you to move closer to your business goals and objectives. They also tackled why the scalability of business decision-making is among the key factors for success.
    IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:
    01:55 Reed Hastings stepping down as the Co-CEO of Netflix
    06: 32 Things to think about to maintain a true legacy in your business.
    11:18 Four areas of Clarity Compass
    21:36 Best tool to help people stay on track
    LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
    Ask Roland and Ryan a question HERE.
    RESOURCES:
    7 Steps to Scalable workbookGet my book, Zero Down, FREE
    Thanks so much for joining us this week. Want to subscribe to Business Lunch? Have some feedback you'd like to share? Connect with us on iTunes and leave us a review!
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Get Roland's Training on Acquiring Businesses!
    Discover The EXACT Strategy Roland Has Used To Found, Acquire, Scale And Sell Over Two Dozen Businesses With Sales Ranging From $3 Million To Just Under $4 Billion!

    EPIC Training

    • 34 min
    How to Handle a Merger Deal with Roland Frasier and Ryan Deiss

    How to Handle a Merger Deal with Roland Frasier and Ryan Deiss

    In today’s episode, Ryan Deiss and Roland Frasier reveal their approaches to navigating a merger deal. Whether you’re the buyer or seller, recognizing your “why” is key to making the deal work. They also touch on crucial factors to consider before saying yes, such as cultural alignment, a plan B in case of poor outcomes, withholding confidential information, and having healthy pessimism as an entrepreneur.
    IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:
    01:24 An Emerging Trend in M&As And The Parties Involved
    04:00 The Most Important Thing To Consider In A Merger Deal
    05:23 Cultural Misalignment Kills Most Deals
    09:50 Project The Post-Integration Outcome And Set Intermediate Steps
    13:44 A Wake-Up Call For Having Unrealistic Optimism
    16:12 Document the Deal and Keep Confidential Information
    21:22 Just A Little Doubt Means The Deal Isn’t Worth It
    Thanks so much for joining us this week. Want to subscribe to Business Lunch? Have some feedback you'd like to share? Connect with us on iTunes and leave us a review!
    More Resources:
    Discover The EXACT Strategy Roland Has Used To Found, Acquire, Scale And Sell Over Two Dozen Businesses With Sales Ranging From $3 Million To Just Under $4 Billion! EPIC Training
    Join The Rise Nation Mastermind with Ryan Deiss, Roland Frasier, and Daymond John HERE. Your business must be at least $1M a year in revenue.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Get Roland's Training on Acquiring Businesses!
    Discover The EXACT Strategy Roland Has Used To Found, Acquire, Scale And Sell Over Two Dozen Businesses With Sales Ranging From $3 Million To Just Under $4 Billion!

    EPIC Training

    • 24 min
    Master Your Calendar and Manage Your Time With Roland Frasier and Ryan Deiss

    Master Your Calendar and Manage Your Time With Roland Frasier and Ryan Deiss

    In today’s episode, the hosts share their personal techniques for effective calendar management. While entrepreneurs can either have a stringent or flexible daily schedule, balancing it out can be a challenge. They also talk about the different types of work to consider when time-blocking, how your morning routine sets you up for success and being clear on when you accept and refuse work.
    IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:
    00:15 A Jam-Packed Schedule Isn’t For Everyone
    02:23 How Roland Lives By The Calendar
    05:30 Why Ryan Has One Calendar For Business And Personal Stuff
    06:50 The Fastest Way To Deal With Invites
    08:56 Uninterrupted Flow State Work Should Be Scheduled
    15:42 An Empty Calendar Can Be A Red Flag
    21:55 Whatever You Do, Your Calendar Must Optimize It
    25:35 Know Your Weekly Top Three Tasks And Your “Chocolate Cake” Work
    Thanks so much for joining us this week. Want to subscribe to Business Lunch? Have some feedback you'd like to share? Connect with us on iTunes and leave us a review!
    More Resources:
    Discover The EXACT Strategy Roland Has Used To Found, Acquire, Scale And Sell Over Two Dozen Businesses With Sales Ranging From $3 Million To Just Under $4 Billion! EPIC Training

    • 25 min
    The Number One Business Health Metric

    The Number One Business Health Metric

    In today’s episode, hosts Ryan Deiss and Roland Frasier discuss the best indicator of a business’s overall health. Although having different ideas, the common thread is observing trend-based results rather than dated numbers. They also talk about the importance of deeply understanding the growth capacity of a business before acquiring it and achieving the balance of having free distributable cash and future investment in R&D.
    IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:
    03:16 A Question Entrepreneurs and Investors Are Not Asking
    08:13 Roland’s Number One Business Health Metric And How To Find It
    11:20 Ryan’s Number One Business Health Metric And How To Find It
    15:45 Your Core Investment Strategy May Not Work
    18:42 Where You Stand Now Can Change Tomorrow: The Unpredictability Of The Market
    20:09 The Biggest Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make
    22:16 Growable Isn’t The Same As Scaleable
    Thanks so much for joining us this week. Want to subscribe to Business Lunch? Have some feedback you'd like to share? Connect with us on iTunes and leave us a review!
    More Resources:
    Discover The EXACT Strategy Roland Has Used To Found, Acquire, Scale And Sell Over Two Dozen Businesses With Sales Ranging From $3 Million To Just Under $4 Billion! EPIC Training

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

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336 Ratings

336 Ratings

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Business advice grounded in reality

This is my favorite business podcast
Roland isn’t just a wizard of business he’s also just as much of student and a voracious consumer of education. That means you’re only getting the best pieces of information from his learnings.

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Great business advice

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Drew, host of the podcast, highlights all aspects of entrepreneurship and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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