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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.

    Coach Builder Part 4—Building a Coaching Website That Keeps Your Client Pipeline Full

    Coach Builder Part 4—Building a Coaching Website That Keeps Your Client Pipeline Full

    Your coaching website is the first thing people see about you, so it needs to make a good impression fast. But more importantly, it needs to be all about the people you want to help. This means when they visit your site, they should feel like you’re talking right to them. It should clearly explain that you understand their problems and have the perfect way to help solve them. But most coaches are getting this wrong. So how do you create a website that makes it easy for potential clients to see why they should choose you as a coach?
     
    In the 4th episode of our Coach Builder limited series, host Donald Miller and producer Bobby Richards, show you how to design a coaching website that helps you land more clients and increase your revenue. Don also teaches you the common pitfalls to avoid in your website design and messaging, as well as what needs to be included for your website to resonate with potential clients. Tune in and learn how to leverage your website as a powerful tool for building relationships and growing a successful coaching business.
     
    To get the BONUS Coach Websites That Work PDF Don called out in this episode, go to CoachBuilder.com/WebsitePDF.
     
    Pre-order Coach Builder, Donald Miller's new book, at CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast. 

    • 26 min
    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

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I just listened to your episode How to Tell Your Story Without Playing the Hero. And I love the insight that if you talk “empathy and authority”, “empathy and authority”, you can tell your story AS THE GUIDE all day long! And second, how you helped Edie with his “story” on the fly...It was awesome and inspirational on all accounts.

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Why: a lightbulb moment

This post probably won’t be interesting unless you own a business or are in marketing, but I want to create it because it is a major thinking shift for me as a UX designer, designing apps and websites. In business, we commonly hear: to sell, you need to talk about the customer’s problem. And that is true. There is a place for that. But a lightbulb went off when I realized: you need to speak to your customer’s WHY in design and then dig deeper to get their core WHY, their core reason for buying your product. For example, for your target market- if you are selling your product to a small business, you figure out why the small business owner would buy from you. The first obvious WHY is that the business owner can make money if they buy your product. But it goes deeper when you continue to ask why. Why do you want to make money? Because I want to be able to provide for my family. Why do you want to provide for your family? Because I didn’t have a lot of money growing up and I want to start a new life. Why do you want to start a new life? They then say an answer like: because I did drugs when I was younger and I want to have a happy family and mother who is proud of me. There. We got to his emotional why. What do we do with that? We design a website that shows pictures of a happy, healthy father with a happy family. We have written copy that speaks to the life the customer really strives for. This why is the greatest motivational factor that moves a customer to buying your product.

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