42 episodes

The Local Business Leaders podcast is a marketing interview show. We interview successful entrepreneurs and marketing experts and ask about their stories, struggles and successes. We also ask very pointed questions about what marketing strategies and tactics are working today to help their businesses - or their clients' businesses - thrive and grow. Listen to best-selling authors, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and digital marketing experts in the fields of social media, AdWords and PPC, Facebook, search engine optimization / SEO, content marketing, reputation management, WordPress web design and more.

Local Business Leaders Phil Singleton

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 11 Ratings

The Local Business Leaders podcast is a marketing interview show. We interview successful entrepreneurs and marketing experts and ask about their stories, struggles and successes. We also ask very pointed questions about what marketing strategies and tactics are working today to help their businesses - or their clients' businesses - thrive and grow. Listen to best-selling authors, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and digital marketing experts in the fields of social media, AdWords and PPC, Facebook, search engine optimization / SEO, content marketing, reputation management, WordPress web design and more.

    How to Provide Your Business with the Content it Needs to Grow

    How to Provide Your Business with the Content it Needs to Grow

    Justin is the founder and CEO of Guild Content. I love that name by the way, we’ll talk about that. Probably the first or second question. A Kansas City digital marketing agency focused on creating content that connects and builds brands that can be trusted. His love of writing and connecting to the emotions of audiences led him to leave his front-office role in the Kansas City Chiefs in 2017 to start his agency. You can learn more of their story at GuildContent.com. Justin, welcome to the show.

    • 40 min
    How to Become an Amazon Best Selling Book Author

    How to Become an Amazon Best Selling Book Author

    Jon Schram is an Kansas City managed services IT support expert and the founder & CEO of The Purple Guys, a tech company that has grown since 2001 to become the Midwest’s premier provider of IT support services. The Purple Guys is a fast-growing, 7-digit business that has helped hundreds of companies grow by solving their IT problems and providing them with stress-free, bullet-proof tech support. Jon Schram and his wife, Jill, have three children and have founded two businesses together.

    • 34 min
    Growth Marketing & Scaling Contractors with Scott Neidow of James Hardie

    Growth Marketing & Scaling Contractors with Scott Neidow of James Hardie

    Scott Niedow was born and raised just outside of Chicago. He is a proud Purdue Boilermaker! Scott’s been at James Hardie Siding just shy of 15 years.
    He’s had many different sales and management roles at Hardie over the past 15 years but the bulk of his time and passion lies with helping James Hardie siding contractors run successful businesses.
    Scott Neidow says his mission is to be able to help contractors transform their businesses to meet and exceed their financial and personal goals.
    1. First we’ll learn a little about Scott’s journey to Hardie and how he got to where he is today.
    2. Second, I want to learn more about what I call the James Hardie magic. When I talk about Hardie to other people, I tell them that they are the Chik Fila of the material supply industry. They go so far above and beyond what most material supply.
    3. What are some of the challenges that you see with exterior remodeling contractors and how have they overcome them to grow their businesses and their wealth, and improve their quality of life.

    • 40 min
    How to Value & Sell Your Agency or Company

    How to Value & Sell Your Agency or Company

    Chad Peterson is an entrepreneur, author, and award-winning business broker.
    His Kansas City based mergers and acquisitions firm, Peterson Acquisitions, was recently acknowledged as one of the best business brokers in the nation. Chad Peterson successfully handles business transactions across the United States, and occasionally around the globe. His M&A firm works on deals from $1 million to $25 million, and in some cases exceeding $25 million. He handles the transactions from start to finish with tenacity and results. He lives great life, traveling and making deals with movers-and-shakers around the country, but Chad started out with a more humble beginning.
    Chad business journey started when he was a child.  He hustled as a kid, walking dogs, shoveling snow, mowing grass, trimming trees, and cleaning out gutters.   He developed a thick skin by and 'can do' attitude by cold calling and knocking on the doors. He learned how to prospect, how to garner the trust of clients, and a how-to work hard to earn every dollar.
    Chad also wrote the book From Blue to White, A Working Man’s Guide to Self-Employment, where teaches people how to transition from employee to self-employed.  This book was well-received and garnered attention from the likes of Scott Alexander, author for Rhinoceros Success, one of Chad’s favorite authors. Scott Alexander not only endorsed the book, but he also wrote the foreword.

    • 36 min
    How to Get Business Coaching Clients

    How to Get Business Coaching Clients

    Brad Sugars started the ActionCOACH brand when he was in his early twenties!
    Today the company is internationally recognized as one of the best business coaching franchises and one of the leading and most awarded franchises in the world today.
    So how did a twenty-something Australian create this global powerhouse? He did it through hard work, determination and a well-organized, systemized approach that leads businesses to profits.
    Brad Sugars has always been entrepreneurial. Even from a very young age, Brad was an entrepreneur. He displayed a natural curiosity for how to work smarter and get measurable results. When still at university, Brad Sugars ran several small businesses. Perhaps due in part to his talents which were developed at a relatively young age, Brad’s ability to make companies from every conceivable industry flourish lead him to be known as “The Turnaround Kid”.
    Brad Sugars was soon asked to speak to business owners and executives – sharing his tips and advice on web design and digital marketing, sales, systemization and team building. Audiences were wowed. Brad’s “pull no-punches” approach was a refreshing change from other speakers at the time.
    Today, ActionCOACH operates in over 70 countries and has more than 1,000 coaches around the world, coaching 15,000 business every week. The franchise has received numerous awards including Fastest Growing Franchise, Franchisee Satisfaction, Best Overall Company and has been named the number one business coaching franchise in the world every year since 2004.
    In this episode of the local business leader podcast, learn how to get business coaching clients from the master himself.
     

    • 22 min
    Why Online Courses Are So Much Better Than College & Debt

    Why Online Courses Are So Much Better Than College & Debt

    Ex-Paypal & AirBnB SEO Manager Tommy Griffith Discusses Online Courses adn why they are better than grad school.
    Tommy Griffith has been doing search engine optimization for more than 10 years. He previously managed SEO at PayPal and Airbnb, and now runs ClickMinded, a digital marketing training platform for marketers and entrepreneurs.
    Tommy started ClickMinded as a side project while working full-time at Airbnb. He grew it until it started generating more revenue than his annual salary.
    Two years ago, he quit Airbnb to go full-time on it and ran into a number of problems in trying to grow his online SEO course business from there.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Justin Ricklefs ,

Phil is the best in the business

Had the privilege of being a guest on Phil’s show. If every podcast host was as thoughtful, generous, and approachable as Phil, well...the world would be a bit cooler. Phil is the best in the business, is a terrific question asker, and a wonderful story teller. This is a must listen.

TCas314 ,

My Favorite Podcast, a Must Listen!

Local Business Leaders is one of my favorite podcasts and I highly recommend it. I listen to it every week and Phil Singleton is one of the best hosts and interviewers on iTunes. I've learned so much from Phil and this show. Definitely subscribe!

ruben.gamez ,

Excellent podcast

Phil is a great podcast host and is doing a great service by providing these interviews to help people grow their business.

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