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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.

    Pivot Your Products to Break Out of a Revenue Rut

    Pivot Your Products to Break Out of a Revenue Rut

    Is your business stuck making the same revenue as last year? No matter what industry you’re in, expanding or changing a product or service could be the boost you need. A strategic pivot can help you tap into a new area of the market and ignite the growth you’ve been looking for.
     
    In today’s coaching session, Donald Miller talks with Scott Mueller, president and owner of Mueller Memorial Funeral Homes, about a new product spinoff for his business. Like many business owners in America, narrow margins have made it hard for Scott to take his business to the next level. Listen in to learn how pivoting a product could add millions to your bottom line.
     
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    • 24 min
    Jenna Kutcher—The Risk of Authenticity

    Jenna Kutcher—The Risk of Authenticity

    Many business owners find their personalities are tightly bound to their company's marketing, especially thanks to social media. On one hand, this can allow your customers to feel a connection to you and your brand. However, it also can act as an open invitation to for people to criticize you and, at times, even your family. So the question is how authentic and vulnerable should you be over social media? What is the right balance of authenticity to ensure you don't lose customers?
     
    In today's episode, Donald Miller talks with personal branding expert Jenna Kutcher. Jenna is the host of the Goal Digger Podcast and author of the new book How Are You Really? - Living Your Truth One Answer at a Time. If you are struggling to find the balance around how to be authentic in a way that helps your brand, without alienating your loved ones or customers, you find those answers in today's episode.
     
    Order Jenna Kutcher's new book, How Are You Really?, at JennaKutcher.com/Preorder.
     
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    • 38 min
    How to Buy a Company You Didn't Start

    How to Buy a Company You Didn't Start

    What would you do if your boss gave you the opportunity to buy the company? It's a huge decision, and hard to know where to even begin evaluating if it's a good investment for you. Today's episode will give you the key questions to ask and things to look out for so you enter negotiations confident and prepared.
     
    In today's coaching conversation, Donald Miller talks with Ray Martindale, a video producer who was recently offered the option to buy the company where he works. But having never owned a company, Ray wants to be positive he's making the right decision.
     
    If you've ever been offered to buy a company you didn't start or are even thinking about starting your own company, today's episode will set you up for success.
     
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    • 36 min
    The Right Way to Scale as a Consultant

    The Right Way to Scale as a Consultant

    As a consultant, customers are paying for your expertise. The problem is how can you scale if your business model limits your services to one-on-one interactions? You could charge more but that's only a temporary fix. What's the long term approach you should take?
     
    In today's coaching conversation, Donald Miller talks with Alexis Alvarez, CEO of Burst Event Company. Alexis hopes to grow her wedding planning business by offering customers more one-on-one options but is nervous about the overhead that comes with bringing on more event planners. She also doesn't want to self-sabotaging her big ticket services by offering ones at a lower price. If your business is centered around consulting, today's conversation will provide the steps you need to get back your time, scale the right way and increase revenue!
     
    Learn more about Burst Event Company at BurstWeddings.com. 
     
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    • 24 min
    How to Tell Your Story Without Playing the Hero

    How to Tell Your Story Without Playing the Hero

    You've heard us say it over and over again: your marketing should invite your customers into a story where they are the hero. And this means focusing on their story instead of telling your own. But we're going to let you in on a secret today. There actually is there a way you can tell your brand's story. You just have to make it all about your customer and solving their problem.
     
    In today's coaching conversation, Donald Miller talks with Eddie Zingleman, owner and furniture maker at Tennessee Woodworks. Don coaches Eddie through how he can utilize his unique story to grow his business, all while playing the guide and not the hero, even in his story.
     
    If you are struggling to figure out how you can incorporate your story into your marketing and messaging without playing the hero, today's conversation will show you how.
     
    Check out Eddie Zingleman's amazing work at TennesseeWoodworks.com. 
     
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    • 23 min
    Choosing Your Next Strategic Initiative

    Choosing Your Next Strategic Initiative

    When it comes to growing your business, it's easy to fill up a list with potential great ideas. What's hard is deciding which ones to implement and when, especially if you only have the time and money to go with one.
     
    In this episode, Donald Miller walks Jeff Stoner, co-owner of My Mickey Vacation Travel, through the decision-making process of choosing the next strategic initiative for his business. Don also coaches Jeff on how to "market for the moment," shifting resources and taking advantage of key points in time in your industry where you can more easily boost your lead numbers.
     
    If you're running a business and aren't sure what your next big project should be, this episode is for you.
     
    Explore the vacation services Jeff and his team have to offer at MyMickeyVacation.com.
     
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    • 25 min

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