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Tired of boring business discussions fit for your out of touch boss? The Business Wingmen Show, brought to you by father and son duo Steve and Travis Smith, trade tales of corporate absurdity and career brilliance with an electric candor, one which isn’t scared to not be politically correct. Our show dives deep into the thinking, behaviors and actions professional people at the top of their game embody. From leadership and management challenges to climbing the corporate ladder or being a successful entrepreneur, Steve and Travis’ insights help their listeners put to practice REAL ideas and tactics that actually work in the business world.

Gain some new, thought-provoking perspective on how to lead your team and run a profitable, growing business- all in about 20 minutes.

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Tired of boring business discussions fit for your out of touch boss? The Business Wingmen Show, brought to you by father and son duo Steve and Travis Smith, trade tales of corporate absurdity and career brilliance with an electric candor, one which isn’t scared to not be politically correct. Our show dives deep into the thinking, behaviors and actions professional people at the top of their game embody. From leadership and management challenges to climbing the corporate ladder or being a successful entrepreneur, Steve and Travis’ insights help their listeners put to practice REAL ideas and tactics that actually work in the business world.

Gain some new, thought-provoking perspective on how to lead your team and run a profitable, growing business- all in about 20 minutes.

    054- How to Determine Good vs Bad Business

    054- How to Determine Good vs Bad Business

    Every business needs customers to serve but are all customers right for your business? Maybe not! Sometimes the customers you say yes to end up being your worst nightmare. Every start up learns this lesson and eventually figures out how to say No to customers that are not the best fit. But how do you learn to do this before the bad experience sets in?

    In today's Business Wingmen show, your co-hosts Steve and Travis Smith share their own experiences and draw their best insights on how to avoid customers who complaint alot, pay late or treat your staff poorly. Listen in. You'll thank us later.

    • 36 min
    053- Performance Reviews: Out With the Old, In With the New

    053- Performance Reviews: Out With the Old, In With the New

    Performance reviews are an important development tool for every business. So, why does no one who participates in them, like doing them? It's becasue the old way was fraught with irrelevant, questionable information that rarely provided the employee with quality feedback.

    In today's episode of the Business Wingmen, Steve and Travis Smith debate the critical components of performance reviews and offer their own tips on hopw to make them more engaging, meaningful and performance driven for the future.

    • 41 min
    052- How to Avoid a Nightmare Hiring Decision

    052- How to Avoid a Nightmare Hiring Decision

    Hiring a new employee can be tricky even under the best conditions. Most times, your choice will be good and the new person will live up to your expectations. But, what about the nightmare that you chose that your team now has to work with! We've all been there but what has been learned?

    In today's episode of the Business Wingmen, your co-hosts Steve and Travis Smith explore their best 'lessons learned' and offer some tips for getting ahead of your next potential nightmare hiring decision.

    • 46 min
    051- Turning Around an Underperforming Employee

    051- Turning Around an Underperforming Employee

    No one who oversees a team in a business likes to be faced with an employee who is not performing well. The team suffers, the employee is not feeling good about their work, and other team members are looking at you to fix the problem. There's a way to turn this around and there's a way to damage the relatioship so the employee enventually leaves.

    Join your Business Wingmen, Steve and Travis Smith in today's spirited discussion about how to approach, discuss and enventually help a struggling employee reach their full potential.

    • 28 min
    050- Validating New Business Ideas Before Going to Market

    050- Validating New Business Ideas Before Going to Market

    Many new businesses are based on ideas that appeal to the entrepreneur and eventually become their start-up. Ideas for products, services and creative ways of going to market also fill the landscape as people who are radically passionate about these ideas try to get them up and running. But not all ideas are commercially viable! In fact, most fail within 2 years. So, how do you validate your idea before spending the time, energy and money trying to become the next success story? Listen in as your Business Wingmen co-hosts, Steve and Travis Smith discuss ways to insure your next big idea is marketable.

    • 41 min
    049- Are You Setting Clear Expectations

    049- Are You Setting Clear Expectations

    Today's episode deals with expectations. Are you clear about yours? Most misunderstandings come about because we (or the other person) does not communicate clearly what we want. Listen in as your Business Wingmen co-hosts, Steve and Travis Smith debate why this happens and how best to make clear what you want and what you expect from others.

    • 27 min

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