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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.

    Hate Selling? Here’s the Sales Framework You Need

    Hate Selling? Here’s the Sales Framework You Need

    If you’re like most people, you hate being sold to – and you don’t enjoy selling to others, either! But as a small business owner, you have to sell to survive. Selling your products or services shouldn’t feel slimy or nerve-wracking. When you learn our storytelling framework for sales, you can stop pushing products and start inviting customers into a story instead.
     
    In today’s episode, Donald Miller introduces you to the The Customer is the Hero sales framework. When trying to sell, many people make the mistake of positioning themselves as the hero. But what your customers are looking for is a guide who can help! Listen in to learn a 5-step framework that will give you talking points for every sales conversation and help you make your customer the hero while you become the trusted guide who can help them.
     
    Go to OnlineSalesScript.com/Podcast to access and create a SalesScript you can use to invite customers into a story. As a podcast listener, you'll also get out the bonus video series of Don teaching you how to create sales talking points that actually work!
     
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    YOU NEED A PLAN TO GROW YOUR SMALL BUSINESS. TAKE THE 10-MINUTE ASSESSMENT, AND YOU'LL GET A FREE, CUSTOMIZED PLAN THAT WILL OPTIMIZE YOUR SMALL BUSINESS SO IT GENERATES MORE REVENUE AND PROFIT: MyBusinessReport.com
     
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    • 23 min
    Stop Getting Talked Over & Start Being Seen as a Leader

    Stop Getting Talked Over & Start Being Seen as a Leader

    Are you struggling to find confidence and step out of your comfort zone at work when it comes to growing as a leader and asking for what you want? Today's guest will show you how! In this episode, Donald Miller talks with Karen Laos, author of the book Trust Your Own Voice and host of the podcast, Ignite your Confidence with Karen Laos. Karen shares practical tips on how aspiring leaders can confidently speak up and become a valuable player everyone else wants to hear from.
     
    First, Karen encourages you not to be afraid to be the first to speak. This gets any nerves out of the way and positions you as a confident leader, even if you’re just making an observation. Second, Karen recommends using the phrase “here’s my vote” as an unapologetic, straightforward way to share an idea or recommendation. Lastly, Karen shares how being thoughtfully concise will make you stand out as a communicator. Listen now and use these strategies in your next business meeting and you'll be well on your way to becoming a leader people want to follow!
     
    Order Karen's new book, Trust Your Own Voice, and listen to her podcast, Ignite your Confidence with Karen Laos, at KarenLaos.com.
     
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    YOU NEED A PLAN TO GROW YOUR SMALL BUSINESS. TAKE THE 10-MINUTE ASSESSMENT, AND YOU'LL GET A FREE, CUSTOMIZED PLAN THAT WILL OPTIMIZE YOUR SMALL BUSINESS SO IT GENERATES MORE REVENUE AND PROFIT: MyBusinessReport.com
     
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    • 27 min
    5 Ways to Protect Your Time (and Increase Revenue)

    5 Ways to Protect Your Time (and Increase Revenue)

    Are you a leader or executive in your company? If so, you’re one of the biggest expenses in your business. You’re also one of the most sought-after people in your company. This creates a problem: you need to use your time extremely wisely, but you’re constantly being pulled in multiple directions. If you don’t learn practical strategies to protect your time, your work (and life!) will suffer from constant overwhelm and frustration.
     
    In today’s episode, Donald Miller coaches you one-on-one from his own personal productivity and decision-making playbook so you will always know what to prioritize and what to say no to. Listen in to learn 5 strategies you can immediately use to improve your personal productivity and efficiency: 1) Let plates fall 2) Limit people’s access to you 3) Keep correspondences short 4) Get a personal assistant 5) Use a project manager. When you learn to protect your time and stop feeling guilty about it, you’ll actually get more done, escape overwhelm, and get back to growing a business (and building a life!) you can enjoy.
     
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    YOU NEED A PLAN TO GROW YOUR SMALL BUSINESS. TAKE THE 10-MINUTE ASSESSMENT, AND YOU'LL GET A FREE, CUSTOMIZED PLAN THAT WILL OPTIMIZE YOUR SMALL BUSINESS SO IT GENERATES MORE REVENUE AND PROFIT: MyBusinessReport.com
     
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    • 15 min
    Jason Feifer—How to Embrace Change and Be Adaptable

    Jason Feifer—How to Embrace Change and Be Adaptable

    Are you struggling to adapt to a recent change in your life or business? No matter what your personality type, research shows that people move through 4 stages when a massive disruption occurs: 1) Panic 2) Adaptation 3) New Normal 4) An “I wouldn’t go back” moment where you no longer wish for the old normal. Your adaptability depends on how efficiently you can move through those four phases and how much belief you have that your “I wouldn’t go back” moment is coming.
     
    In today’s episode, Donald Miller talks with Jason Feifer, Editor-in-Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine, a startup advisor, podcast host, and author of the new book Build for Tomorrow. Listen in to learn how you can move through unexpected changes with poise and use them as opportunities to grow and innovate.
     
    Order Build for Tomorrow now at JasonFeifer.com/Book, Amazon or wherever you buy books. 
     
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    • 31 min
    Should You Hire Someone Else to Run Your Company?

    Should You Hire Someone Else to Run Your Company?

    If you started a company, you probably have the personality of an entrepreneur. Which means you don’t like running day-to-day operations! Visionaries are at their best when they can dream up ideas and launch new initiatives – not when they are bogged down in the details of running an operation. It makes sense for entrepreneurs to run things for a while, but it can end up hurting your business and frustrating your team if you stay in that seat too long.
     
    In today’s coaching conversation, Donald Miller talks to Toby Walters, Owner and founder of ChurchGear, a company that certifies and resells used AV equipment to churches. Toby knows he isn't the best operator for his business and is struggling to find someone he can trust (and pay!) to take over. Listen in as Don talks through exactly how to craft a clear job description for the role, what kind of person to look for, and how to set the relationship up for success.
     
    Learn more about Toby Walters and his company at ChurchGear.com.
     
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    • 29 min
    Scale Your Startup With 90 Minute Workdays

    Scale Your Startup With 90 Minute Workdays

    Are you looking to scale your startup? If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you have two major obstacles to growth:
    limited time and how to best differentiate your product in the marketplace. In today’s episode, Donald Miller coaches Anna Belle and Lila Mae Skidmore, owners and founders of Granola’d, a company selling gluten-free granola, through how they can scale their startup. 
     
    At only 17 and 20 years old, Lila Mae and Anna Belle are already growing their company but still need help with strategy, time management, and product positioning. Listen in to learn how being ruthlessly efficient, hiring a virtual assistant, and getting your messaging right can turn your startup into a million-dollar company – all without working 80 hours a week!
     
    Order gluten free granola that actually tastes great at Granolad.com.
     
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    YOU NEED A PLAN TO GROW YOUR SMALL BUSINESS. TAKE THE 10-MINUTE ASSESSMENT, AND YOU'LL GET A FREE, CUSTOMIZED PLAN THAT WILL OPTIMIZE YOUR SMALL BUSINESS SO IT GENERATES MORE REVENUE AND PROFIT: MyBusinessReport.com
     
     
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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

Heidi 224 ,

Everything you need as a business owner

This podcast is everything you NEED as a business owner. I love that don interviews others who have questions in their businesses. He really simplifies every business to have a clear plan & action steps. Highly recommend

shmueliFan ,

Best simple business show!

This is so so cool!!

Drew0604 ,

Amazing Content

Donald Miller’s creative and tactical advice is a must listen. Every episode has valuable information that helps move the needle. He also does a great job hitting on multiple aspects of business growth. Great podcast!

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