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Ryan Tansom on Strategic Growth and Exit Plans for Businesses…

Ryan Tansom on Strategic Growth and Exit Plans for Businesses…

November 29, 2019

Ep #18 - My guest for this episode is Ryan Tansom, the podcast host of "Life After Business," a keynote speaker, investor, and the co-founder of Arkona and the GEXP Collaborative. After turning around his family's business, Ryan helped to sell it along with his father for over 8-figures in 2014. During this exit process, he learned a ton after making mistakes that left millions of dollars on the table.

Since that experience, Ryan has taken what he's learned and now helps other entrepreneurs to avoid these mistakes by guiding them to get clarity around what they want and control over how to get it. Ryan is dedicated to helping the business community and has devoted much of his life, since his company's sale, to figuring out ways to help owners understand the world of mergers and acquisitions. He wants business owners to realize what it means to grow and sell a company while enjoying the ride and being proud of how all the chips fall.

In today's interview, we dive into Ryan's story and touch on some of the exit strategies that he learned. If you'd like to go deep into creating a business growth and exit plan, I would suggest listening to Ryan's podcast called "Life After Business." Ryan created this podcast with the mission of leveling the playing field for entrepreneurs by bringing them all the information business buyers and top industry advisors already know. When you have this information at hand, you will be able to control your own exit.

Learn More About Ryan Tansom, Arkona, and the GEXP Collaborative:

Visit the Arkona company website at: https://arkona.io/

Visit the Growth & Exit Planning (GEXP) Collaborative for resources at: https://www.gexpcollaborative.com/

Listen to Ryan Tansom's Podcast, "Life After Business," at: https://arkona.io/podcasts

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LinkedIn (Personal): https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-tansom-4a440710/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RyanTansom

LinkedIn (GEXP Collaborative): https://www.linkedin.com/company/gexp-collaborative/

LinkedIn (Arkona): https://www.linkedin.com/company/arkona-llc/

Facebook (GEXP Collaborative): https://www.facebook.com/GEXPcollaborative/

Facebook (Arkona): https://www.facebook.com/Arkona-LLC-1419696711503574

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Chris Davis, CEO of Automation Bridge on the Strategy and Execution of Multi-Million Dollar Sales Funnels

Chris Davis, CEO of Automation Bridge on the Strategy and Execution of Multi-Million Dollar Sales Funnels

November 22, 2019

Ep #17 - My guest this week is Chris Davis, the CEO of Automation Bridge and an experienced builder of multi-million dollar online sales funnels. Chris' educational background is in Electrical Engineering which he credits as giving him a unique strength in his ability to systematize business processes. When he left his field of engineering to pursue online marketing, he noticed a perfect marriage between his systematization skill-set and existing automation software tools. 

Chris has worked with companies like LeadPages and Active Campaign to help them rapidly scale through marketing and education. In this interview, we discuss some of the strategies that Chris has employed with multi-million dollar sales funnel campaigns and how some of what worked before has already changed in the marketing space. Chris describes the process of automation as simply being leveraged technology. With leveraged technology, entrepreneurs can introduce consistency to their businesses and, with consistency, they are at the gateway to predictability.

Learn More About Chris Davis and His Company, Automation Bridge, :

Visit the Automation Bridge website at: https://automationbridge.com/

Take Automation Bridge's Course on Increasing the Engagement of Your Marketing in 3 Easy Steps for FREE athttps://go.automationbridge.com/3qvs/?source=nav&_fs=7e366af4-6530-4a1c-b8ab-00bad93bf729

Watch Automation Bridge's 3-Part FREE Video Series to "Learn the 3 Steps to Creating Highly Engaging Marketing Campaigns" at: https://automationbridge.com

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LinkedIn (Personal): https://www.linkedin.com/in/businesschris/

Facebook (Personal): https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1443674108

Twitter (Personal): https://twitter.com/autobizchris

Facebook (Company): https://www.facebook.com/automationbridge/

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Eric Schechter, Co-Founder of GiddyUp, on Scaling to $55.2M in 6 Years

Eric Schechter, Co-Founder of GiddyUp, on Scaling to $55.2M in 6 Years

November 15, 2019

Ep #16 - Eric Schechter, the co-founder and marketing directory of GiddyUp, joins me on the podcast this week to discuss his journey form social media manager at Carnival Cruises ending in 2012 to scaling an 8-figure business.

Eric's company, GiddyUp, is the exclusive Performance Sales Channel that profitably scales customer acquisition for the world's most innovative brands. Since starting the company in 2013, Eric and his team have scaled it to $55.2M and recently had the company ranked by Inc. Magazine as the 33rd Fastest Growing Marketing Company of 2018 and ranked as the #304 fastest growing company overall.

GiddyUp has now launched over 100 direct-to-consumer brands, acquired millions of customers and has profitably driven over $300M in total sales for clients - on 100% commission only.

Eric oversees the global brand strategy while also leading the Marketing, Creative and Media Buying teams. Listen in to a great interview where we dive into the story of GiddyUp along with the key strategies and tactics that allowed Eric to scale his company with such speed.

Learn More About Eric Schechter and GiddyUp:

Visit the GiddyUp website at: https://giddyup.io/

Follow Eric Schechter and GiddyUp on Social Media:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eschechter/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ericschechter?lang=en

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiddyUp/

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Robby Berthume, CEO of Bull & Beard and Agency Match, on His Entrepreneurial Journey and Agency Growth Strategies…

Robby Berthume, CEO of Bull & Beard and Agency Match, on His Entrepreneurial Journey and Agency Growth Strategies…

November 8, 2019

Ep #15 - In today's episode, I interview Robby Berthume, the CEO of Bull & Beard and founder of Agency Match. Robby started his first agency at the age of 14 and has now worked with hundreds, if not thousands, of premiere agencies across the world.

Robby is one of the foremost experts in agency growth and has scaled multiple agencies to 7-figures plus. You may have seen Robby featured in various publications including Forbes, Fortune, Success, Entrepreneur, Fox News, Inc., and the HuffPost among others.

In today's episode, we discuss Robby's personal entrepreneurial journey and the speed-bumps and challenges he faced along his path to success. We also get into growth strategies for scaling an agency business.

Bull & Beard is an agency collective backed by hundreds of vetted and vouched-for specialized agencies. Founded in 2013, we work with brands for free and with no obligation. The agencies we represent specialize in branding, marketing, creative services, digital, video production, media, and public relations. They have been thoroughly vetted through our Agency Review process. Our collective's experience spans nearly every category and we work with founders to Fortune 500s as an agency of agencies.

Agency Match is a directory of vetted and vouched-for specialized agencies. Profiles are written by Bull & Beard and brands can shortcut their shortlist by capability and category.

Learn More About Robby Berthume's Companies, Bull & Beard & Agency Match:

Visit the Bull & Beard website at: https://www.bullandbeard.com/

Visit the Agency Match website at: https://www.agencymatch.co/

Follow Robby Berthume on Social Media:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robbyberthume/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/robbyberthume?lang=en

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robbyberthume/

Join the Agency Stable Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/483442605198616/

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Patrick Barnhill, Founder of Specialist ID, on Making the Inc 5000 Five Years In a Row…

Patrick Barnhill, Founder of Specialist ID, on Making the Inc 5000 Five Years In a Row…

November 1, 2019

Ep #14 - In today's episode, I am joined by Patrick Barnhill, the founder and co-owner of Specialist ID, a leading brand/distributor of photo ID badge accessories. Specialist ID has been named to the Inc. 5000 list for 5 consecutive years and continues to grow rapidly. Patrick founded the company when he was just 21 years old and, in today's interview, we discuss his story along with what he's learned along his journey.

Learn More About Patrick Barnhill's Company, Specialist ID:

Visit the Specialist ID Website athttps://www.specialistid.com/

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-barnhill-17441429/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/barnhillpatrick

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Zenith Engineers’ Nikhil Choudhary, CEO, & David Renard, Director of Sales, on Scaling to the Inc. 5000…

Zenith Engineers’ Nikhil Choudhary, CEO, & David Renard, Director of Sales, on Scaling to the Inc. 5000…

October 25, 2019

Ep #13 - In today's episode, I am joined by Nikhil Choudhary, CEO, and David Renard, Vice President of Sales, of Zenith Engineers, Inc. Zenith Engineers has defied the common perception that engineering companies are restricted to slow growth by hitting the Inc. 5000 list and ranking as the 213th fastest growing company in the United States. In fact, for the engineering niche, Zenith is ranked #1 in the entire country.

Over the past 3 years, Zenith Engineers has seen growth of 1924% and they've worked on major commercial projects including Apple's Steve Jobs Auditorium, the Golden Gate Bridge, and various contracts with NASA.

Worked on Apple's Steve Job's Auditorium, the Golden Gate Bridge, and even with NASA.

In today's conversation, Nikhil and David share how they've taken a rapid scaling approach to an engineering company and describe the strategies to make that happen. We will get into the way the company has been structured for team growth and how they've approached marketing and sales.

Learn More About Zenith Engineers:

Visit the Zenith Engineers Website athttp://zenithengineers.com/

View the Inc. 5000 Profile of Zenith Engineers athttps://www.inc.com/profile/zenith-engineers

Follow Zenith Engineers on Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zenithengineersinc

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/zenith-engineers/

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Michael Mogill, CEO of Crisp Video Group, Talks Goal Setting and Creating Meaningful Business Growth…

Michael Mogill, CEO of Crisp Video Group, Talks Goal Setting and Creating Meaningful Business Growth…

October 18, 2019

Ep #12 - Michael Mogill, the CEO of Crisp Video Group and the author of "The Game Changing Attorney," joins the show this week for an interview about goal setting and leadership. Crisp Video Group is a national video marketing company that produces high-quality and engaging videos for businesses all over the world. Michael specializes in helping law firms to land the best cases by making them stand out from their competition.

Michael is also a highly sought after speaker who has presented for multiple national conferences where he talks on innovative ways to accomplish meaningful growth in business. He has been featured in Forbes, Inc., The Huffington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. 

Hist first book, "The Game Changing Attorney," was released in November 2018 and is presently available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. 

Learn More About Michael Mogill, Crisp Video Group, and His Book:

Visit the Crisp Video Group website: https://www.CrispVideo.com/

Get Michael's book, "The Game Changing Attorney," at: https://GameChangingAttorney.com

Check Out the "Crisp Game Changers Summit" Event Details and Get Tickets at: https://info.crispvideo.com/crisp-game-changers-summit

Follow Michael Mogill on Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrispVideoGroup/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mmogill

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mogill/

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Michael Dash on His Journey from Addict to 7-Figure Entrepreneur…

Michael Dash on His Journey from Addict to 7-Figure Entrepreneur…

October 11, 2019

Ep #11 - Michael Dash joins me on the show this week to share about his journey from addict to 7-figure entrepreneur and the tactics and strategies he learned along the way. I first met Michael through the Young Entrepreneurs Council which only admits 7-figure business owners. In our interview today, we will discuss his philosophy for scaling a business and we will get into his story and new book, "Chasing the High."

Having dealt with addiction throughout his life and having sold his business after 11 years, Michael is now committed to supporting other entrepreneurs and business leaders to deal with addiction and addictive behaviors, especially when these behaviors are impacting an ability to lead a business and injuring personal relationships. This is why Michael wrote his new book, "Chasing the High," which unpacks his personal journey through addiction, entrepreneurship, legal battles, and how he discovered FLOW.

Michael has recently created a platform called F.A.T.E. (From Addict To Entrepreneur) which is designed to help others in the entrepreneurship and business community to overcome their addictive behaviors and to be able to fulfill their potential as leaders in their organizations.

Learn More About Michael Dash and Get His Book:

Visit Michael's website at: https://www.michaelgdash.com/

Get Michael's book, "Chasing the High," at: https://www.michaelgdash.com/book

Follow Michael Dash on Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michael.dash1

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mdash1/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelgdash/

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Kyle Goguen on Going From Startup to $8.8M with a Pet Business

Kyle Goguen on Going From Startup to $8.8M with a Pet Business

October 4, 2019

Ep #10 - My guest today is Kyle Goguen, the founder and CEO of Pawstruck.com which has been ranked as the 20th fastest growing company in Los Angeles and the 45th fastest growing company in California. In fact, Kyle's three year company growth record is a whopping 1677%. 

Kyle's entrepreneurial journey started young as he founded his first eBay store at 16 years old after local restaurants had refused to hire him. eBay became Kyle's marketplace of choice for the next two years where he sold a wide array of products. Because he was so young, Kyle had to do business under his dad's name since he was underage for a PayPal account.

At the age of 18, he attended USC for college and majored in Industrial & Systems Engineering with an emphasis in Information Systems & Operations Management. When tuition costs ate into his savings, he chose not to go back to eBay, but rather scooped up several part time jobs including a campus video technician and College Ambassador positions for brands like PlayStation, Monster Energy Drinks, and Ubisoft. He continued through his bachelors degree and eventually his Master's as well which was in Engineering Management.

Despite earning a Master's in engineering and having a safe job landscape in front of him, he made the "illogical" decision to avoid an engineering career and returned to eCommerce with the launch of Pawstruck.com.

With Pawstruck, the idea was to source premium ingredients which would provide dog owners the healthiest and most affordable dog products on the web. This idea has taken off and has become one of the most trusted online pet stores.

In today's interview, we will dive into Kyle's journey with Pawstruck, his challenges in scaling the company, and explore details of how he successfully took this business from startup to $8.8M. Kyle has lots of amazing insights and wisdom to share so enjoy the interview.

Learn More About Kyle Goguen and Pawstruck:

Visit the Pawstruck website at: www.pawstruck.com

Follow Kyle Goguan and Pawstruck on Social Media:

Facebook (Business): https://www.facebook.com/pawstruck/

LinkedIn (Personal): https://www.linkedin.com/in/kylemgoguen/

LinkedIn (Business): https://www.linkedin.com/company/pawstruck-com/about/

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Charles Kirkland on How Focus and Mindset Changed His Business

Charles Kirkland on How Focus and Mindset Changed His Business

September 27, 2019

Ep #9 - My guest this week is Charles Kirkland, one of the world's leading media buying experts and the owner of the Media Buyer Association. Charles is an online advertising expert and a master at driving web traffic. He credits his ability to recognize patterns as being key to his success in both driving traffic and boosting conversions.

In this interview, Charles shares what he has learned in growing multiple businesses and what factors move the needle most in scaling a company. He also identifies what he believes to be the biggest challenge for today's business owners and how to overcome it.

Additionally, Charles goes deep on the topic of mindset and why it matters even more than tactics and strategy for business growth. We go deep into the drivers for building a company and there's a whole lot of powerful information shared in this interview. Enjoy my conversation with Charles Kirkland.

Learn More About Charles Kirkland and the Media Buyer's Association:

Visit the Media Buyer Association (MBA) Website: https://mediabuyerassociation.com/

Read Charles Kirkland's Blog Posts: https://mediabuyerassociation.com/author/charleskirkland/

Listen to the "Turn Advertising Into Business Growth" Podcast With Charles Kirkland: https://mediabuyerassociation.com/podcast/

Follow Charles Kirkland on Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/onlineinternetmarketing

Twitter: https://twitter.com/charleskirkland

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mediabuyerassociation/

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