26 min

New Year, New Heights: The Best of 'Beyond 8 Figures' 2023 Beyond 8 Figures

    • Entrepreneurship

‘New Year, new me.’ Why don’t we switch it up in terms of business and instead say, ‘New Year, new heights?’ With this as our main motto for the following year, we’re bringing you our special compilation episode. We’ve had so many incredible guests this year that it’s almost impossible to pick the best moments from 2023. So, we focused on highlighting the best business lessons that can help you set your goals and transform your business in 2024.
About the Guests
Ray Titus is the CEO of United Franchise Group™ (UFG), who transformed Signarama® into a leading sign franchise, laying the groundwork for UFG's success as a global leader for entrepreneurs.Juho Makkonen is the CEO and Co-Founder of Sharetribe, an innovative software company helping entrepreneurs get their marketplace businesses off the ground.Billie Simmons is the co-founder and COO of Daylight, a company on a mission to help LGBTQ+ people live their best lives.Kirk Michie is the Founder and currently the Managing Partner of Candor Advisors, a company providing transaction advisory services to successful founder-led businesses. Curro Romero is the founder of Vimbu (also considered an Airbnb of ski lessons), an innovative app connecting skiers and snowboarders directly with instructors.Matthijs Welle is the CEO of Mews, a hospitality software company. He’s passionate about reshaping the hotel industry with technology and an innovative approach.Karen Eber is a thought leader, author, and an exceptional storyteller. She’s currently the CEO and Chief Storyteller at Eber Leadership Group.Key Insights
Gear your business towards your strengths. Instead of trying to do everything on your own, focus on your strengths and hire your weaknesses. This will allow you to channel your energies into areas where you excel and make the most impact. (00:30)Open your eyes for opportunities. Sometimes, there are business opportunities staring you right in the face, but you don’t even see them. Try to be more present and keep your eyes open. An opportunity of your lifetime could be just around the corner! (09:19)Seek help when you need it. Despite what some entrepreneurs believe, it’s okay to ask for help. It acknowledges the fact that you're determined to overcome obstacles and succeed by leveraging all available resources. So, whether you need a growth advisor or a team coach, don’t hesitate to get support when needed. (12:33)Embrace uncertainty. When you accept that life is unpredictable and that you can’t control everything in your business, that’s when you truly open yourself to opportunities. It’s true that uncertainty brings challenges, but it also spurs innovation and creativity, so embrace it to unlock your business potential. (16:06)Focus on your customers. Your business is all about your customers. When you’re thinking of a new content strategy, sales pitch, or unique differentiator for your company, keep your customers at the forefront. This will create a loyal customer base but also grow your business through referrals. (23:09)
Connect with our guests: 
Ray TitusJuho MakkonenBillie SimmonsKirk MichieCurro RomeroMatthijs WelleKaren Eber
Resources Mentioned:
How to Franchise a Business with Ray Titus, United Franchise GroupBuild a Successful Marketplace Business with Juho Makkonen, SharetribeThe 6 Key Steps to Selling a Business with Kirk Michie, Candor AdvisorsFinding Opportunities in Underrepresented Markets with Billie Simmons, DaylightAchieving Success Through Innovative Thinking with Curro Romero, VimbuContinuous Growth on the Entrepreneurial Journey with Matthijs Welle, MewsTransform Your Business Through The Power of Storytelling with Karen Eber, Eber Leadership Group
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‘New Year, new me.’ Why don’t we switch it up in terms of business and instead say, ‘New Year, new heights?’ With this as our main motto for the following year, we’re bringing you our special compilation episode. We’ve had so many incredible guests this year that it’s almost impossible to pick the best moments from 2023. So, we focused on highlighting the best business lessons that can help you set your goals and transform your business in 2024.
About the Guests
Ray Titus is the CEO of United Franchise Group™ (UFG), who transformed Signarama® into a leading sign franchise, laying the groundwork for UFG's success as a global leader for entrepreneurs.Juho Makkonen is the CEO and Co-Founder of Sharetribe, an innovative software company helping entrepreneurs get their marketplace businesses off the ground.Billie Simmons is the co-founder and COO of Daylight, a company on a mission to help LGBTQ+ people live their best lives.Kirk Michie is the Founder and currently the Managing Partner of Candor Advisors, a company providing transaction advisory services to successful founder-led businesses. Curro Romero is the founder of Vimbu (also considered an Airbnb of ski lessons), an innovative app connecting skiers and snowboarders directly with instructors.Matthijs Welle is the CEO of Mews, a hospitality software company. He’s passionate about reshaping the hotel industry with technology and an innovative approach.Karen Eber is a thought leader, author, and an exceptional storyteller. She’s currently the CEO and Chief Storyteller at Eber Leadership Group.Key Insights
Gear your business towards your strengths. Instead of trying to do everything on your own, focus on your strengths and hire your weaknesses. This will allow you to channel your energies into areas where you excel and make the most impact. (00:30)Open your eyes for opportunities. Sometimes, there are business opportunities staring you right in the face, but you don’t even see them. Try to be more present and keep your eyes open. An opportunity of your lifetime could be just around the corner! (09:19)Seek help when you need it. Despite what some entrepreneurs believe, it’s okay to ask for help. It acknowledges the fact that you're determined to overcome obstacles and succeed by leveraging all available resources. So, whether you need a growth advisor or a team coach, don’t hesitate to get support when needed. (12:33)Embrace uncertainty. When you accept that life is unpredictable and that you can’t control everything in your business, that’s when you truly open yourself to opportunities. It’s true that uncertainty brings challenges, but it also spurs innovation and creativity, so embrace it to unlock your business potential. (16:06)Focus on your customers. Your business is all about your customers. When you’re thinking of a new content strategy, sales pitch, or unique differentiator for your company, keep your customers at the forefront. This will create a loyal customer base but also grow your business through referrals. (23:09)
Connect with our guests: 
Ray TitusJuho MakkonenBillie SimmonsKirk MichieCurro RomeroMatthijs WelleKaren Eber
Resources Mentioned:
How to Franchise a Business with Ray Titus, United Franchise GroupBuild a Successful Marketplace Business with Juho Makkonen, SharetribeThe 6 Key Steps to Selling a Business with Kirk Michie, Candor AdvisorsFinding Opportunities in Underrepresented Markets with Billie Simmons, DaylightAchieving Success Through Innovative Thinking with Curro Romero, VimbuContinuous Growth on the Entrepreneurial Journey with Matthijs Welle, MewsTransform Your Business Through The Power of Storytelling with Karen Eber, Eber Leadership Group
Follow Beyond 8 Figures:
LinkedinTwitterWebsite

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