The Entrepreneurship Elevated Podcast

Just like an airplane attendant urges you to put your oxygen mask on first, Kevin Lawrence recommends the same for your business.  You have to take care of yourself before you can fully show up to serve your business.  He walks us through all the tips on this episode of the Profit First Podcast!

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You've heard of AI and at this point, you probably use it daily, but are you maximizing the impact it can have on your business? Daniel Faggella will walk us through the nuances of Artificial Intelligence on this episode of the Profit First Podcast!

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The internet is saturated with ads and promotions for the millions of businesses out there.  How do you get yours to stand out to your audience? Joe Fier and Matt Wolfe share some incredible tips to get your business to be seen everywhere on this episode of the Profit First Podcast!

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 Each one of us has the opportunity and the responsibility to impact generations.  Kelly Roach talks with us about viewing our life and our business through the lenses of our legacy on this episode of the Profit First Podcast!

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 Being conscious of and intentional with your time is critical as an entrepreneur.  Laura Vanderkam is the authority on time-management and will walk us through her tips to make sure we're maximizing our time on this episode of the Profit First Podcast!

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Calling all artists and creatives! Mitch Bowler proves that you don't have to be a starving artist and shares his story and how he became permanently profitable with Profit First in this episode of the Profit First Podcast!

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Your personal finances are so important to your business. Phylecia Jones walks us through the steps to get clarity in your finances and work on an effective budget that brings you ease and peace of mind in this episode of the Profit First Podcast!

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If you're a business owner you have to know and understand taxes. Jerry Lynch walks us through the information you need to know and insight into some nuances you should be aware of in this episode of the Profit First Podcast!

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 Derek Lidow is a wealth of knowledge to set yourself up for long-term success in your business. He shares amazing tips that aren't your average fare on this episode of the Profit First Podcast!

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As a business owner, it is imperative that you evaluate the products and services you're offering to determine if you may be suffocating the company. John Warrillow shares his method for analyzing and moving your business towards ultimate health and potentially salability in this episode of the Profit First Podcast!

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How would you describe your relationship with money? Is it a little bit of a love/hate relationship? You love it when you have it and wish for more, but you hate obsessing about it and feel guilty asking for too much?  Amber Dugger explores the connection between money and mindset and explains the importance of setting goals that inspire you on a visceral level, creating a clear budget to support it and then rejoicing in the magic that happens as a result in this episode of the Profit First Podcast!

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Becoming an expert advisor in a niche can have an incredibly fruitful outcome for all involved.  Lin Brown walks us through the steps and the subsequent impact of becoming a Profit First advisor for Home Staging Professionals in this episode of the Profit First Podcast!

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With the effective implementation of a budget, you can gain total control of your money, get out of debt and stop living paycheck to paycheck. Jesse Mecham will teach us the rules for thinking about your money in a whole new way in this episode of the Profit First Podcast!

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In this episode, we learn why networking, in the traditional sense that you've come to know it, is dead. The age of the superconnector has officially begun.  Scott Gerber explains the difference in this episode 220 of the Profit First Podcast!

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 Do you have a dedicated Human Resources manager at your company? Perhaps you're doing it yourself because you can't afford to hire someone, but you may be setting yourself up for a costly mistake. Lindsay Polyak explains an alternative solution that won't add to your payroll, but will protect your company and make you even more money!

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Today we talk about putting people first.  The people in your company are your greatest resource, or at least they should be.  Creating a culture that serves your employees can serve your profitability and your sustainability beyond your imagination. Welcome to episode 218 of the Profit First Podcast!

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Publicity can have a huge impact on your profitability, but only if it's done thoughtfully. Editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur magazine, Jason Feifer, walks us through how to effectively garner the right press to have the optimal impact. 

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Choosing to leave your traditional job and start your own business is not an easy decision, but Patrick Rauland shares his experience on his journey into entrepreneurship and lays out the steps to set you up for success.  Before you fall down the rabbit hole of potential consequences, he poses - you can either think about the consequences of a decision or think about who you want to be. Something to ponder as you listen to episode 216 of the Profit First Podcast!

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Sometimes we are the problem in our business, or at least our ego is.  As business owners, it is hard to separate ourselves from the business and sometimes we end up serving our ego rather than the mission of the business.   Ryan Holiday explains why this is problematic for your business on episode 215 of the Profit First Podcast!

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Do you love paying your sales tax? Our guest Brittany Conner can honestly say she loves paying her sales tax. Since implementing Profit First she's excited to pay her taxes because the money is already set aside and she doesn't have to worry about incurring late fees because she doesn't have the money to pay them.  The other bonus? PROFIT! Yes, she can finally use her profit to do fun things like take her family to Disney World.  Learn how she did it on episode 214 of the Profit First Podcast!

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Truly understanding yourself as a multi-faceted human being can bring clarity and fulfillment to your role as an entrepreneur. Dov Baron walks us through exploring the why below the why- the soul; the true, deep reason you've started your business beyond money. 

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Emily Morgan and Billie Anne Grigg join us for Episode 212 of the Profit First Podcast to discuss how to be more productive in your business, and how to get that profit in your pocket!

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It is critical to take ownership of your finances.  Robert Thomas Bethel understands personally how to turn failing businesses to become profitable.  Starting with rescuing his own auto dealership and subsequently, 77 more,  Robert knows intimately why businesses fail and how to turn them around.

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Any business can become streamlined, including yours. In this episode, Adrienne Dorison explains how to streamline your business, regardless of the size, and as a result, receive way more profit than ever before.

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Conflict may be an inevitable part of life, but you don’t have to give up on new opportunities and growth when employees don’t get along — you can accelerate your company’s progress and profitability instead! Liz Kislik helps us understand why conflict happens and how to prevent, alleviate and learn from it.

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Do you feel guilty taking time away from your business? We explore the benefits of taking space away from your business with Nigel Bennett. Nigel argues in order to be really integral to your priorities and overarching goals for your life and business, you need to distance yourself from the daily operations.  Furthermore, you need to trust the clarity and insight you gain, even if it seems counterintuitive to the path you thought was best.

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Warren has helped 3 companies go from $0 to $1 billion, and he's seen other companies go to $0 (after looking promising initially). There are no guarantees in startups, but Warren has learned a lot of lessons on how to approach starting and growing a company from his time at Sequoia.

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The Kings Texas Smokehouse has a new owner,  Steven King.  Business is off to a start, but definitely not profitable.  Steven joins the show to be coached by Ryan Lee, Kelsey Ayres and Mike Michalowicz to get him quickly down the road towards profitability.

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Your ideal prospects and customers have a specialized lingo that they use. Discover to learn their secret language and you'll immediately earn their trust and their money.  Special guest Jeffrey Shaw, the author of LINGO, comes in and shares the 6-step process.

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If your business is a creative business, you can surely still be profitable.  our guest Marina Darlow explains how creative entrepreneurs can channel their ADHD gifted selves to become permanently profitable by using all things systems in their business.

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Today, Danielle Mulvey join us to show us the 5 ways that entrepreneurs can be blind-sided by the accounting in their business. Danielle touches on hiring bookkeepers, financials, trust, taking responsibility, and overall profitability.

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Josh Patrick joins to talk about his book Sustainable and what it actually takes to create a business that is sustainable. Listen and learn the five areas of business sustainability, why most businesses hire so poorly, and why profit is a result..not a goal.

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Today, Kathryn Kerby talks about profitability from the aspect of a farmer. If there's one business that is difficult to make a profit, it's farming. Kathryn's farm was struggling to survive and hit rock bottom; when Kathryn found Profit First she implemented it immediately, and now her farm has quadrupled in revenue and slashed costs in the process. Discover how this 20-acre farm turned a financial calamity into a prospering business.

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There is a secret, powerful sequence of steps you can take that will result in 10,000 or more fans guaranteed. Kim details literally every, single step. By the end of this episode, you know exactly how to gain 10,000 fans on Facebook, for less than $100. This is a must listen to, secret-sauce-revealed, way to add more fa

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Ramona Rice had a business that was growing but not profitable. She made the decision to hire a Profit First Professional and her company proudly posted its first profit within the first quarter of hiring a new coach. Ramona Rice walks us through her experience of bringing on a Profit First Professional and how she specifically implemented Profit First in her Spapreneur business. You can do the same by following Ramona Rice's profitability method.

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Starting a business at any age is difficult, making it profitable is even harder. Yet, Derelle Roshell stared his first business at 16 and his second at 18 and has made both profitable. Derelle shares how he was inspired to become an entrepreneur, how to make his businesses profitable and some unique approaches to positioning your business that will ensure success.

 

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Welcome to Episode 196 of the Profit First Podcast! WARNING: this episode contains references to spiritual and biblical beliefs... and if that scares you off it's unfortunate. Today we have the privilege of speaking to famed author Edwene Gaines about the concepts of her book, The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity: A Simple Guide to Unlimited Abundance. Whether you share these beliefs or not, the rules and guidance you will gain in the next 38 minutes are irreplaceable; Listen in, enjoy, and be prepared to awaken the knowledge you already have inside you to achieve another level of profitability!

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Robbie Samuels joins Mike on this week's episode of Profit First Professionals! One of the lost arts of profitable businesses is networking. Robbie Samuels, master networker, explains how you, regardless of how introverted you may be, can network like the world's elite. Robbie shares the simple steps for making your business extraordinarily profitable though networking and generating leads through the people you meet. 

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Author and Entrepreneur Lewis Howes joins us to talk about his new book and the power of finding your greatness.

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A couple uses Profit First and The Pumpkin Plan to become online super successes! Jocelyn and Shane Sams left their teaching careers to achieve the ultimate in freedoms: financial freedom, freedom to be with their family, and freedom in time. You can do the same!

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Jack Daly is a master of public speaking and sales and shares with us his tips and processes. He really delves into techniques to connect and grow customer relationships by using effective systems. Welcome to Episode 192 of the Profit First Podcast!

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Woman-owned businesses have a massive opportunity in the entrepreneurial landscape. If you are a woman-owned business, you can become more profitable than ever. If you're a guy, there are insights here for you, too! Join us with Elizabeth McCourt.

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Welcome to Episode 190 of the Profit First Podcast! Michelle Villalobos shares her story of launching a membership organization - and how it wasn't all sunshine and roses. Michelle left a corporate position to start her company; it was only after she burned through all of her savings that she was able to start making the turn towards a successful business... but her story wasn't done yet! It took years to finally get her business to a level of consistent profitability. Then with the implementation of Profit First, Michelle's business is achieving success and profits to a degree it never has been before. In this episode you will also discover amazing insights to the concept of future self and the ability that we all have to make our own stage. You don't want to miss this one!

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Author Lisa Robbin Young is releasing her newest book, Creative Freedom. In Episode 189 of the Profit First Podcast, Lisa shares the details on how you can own your dream once and for all, without selling your soul ever. 

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Barry Moltz, author of How To Get Unstuck, Bounce, You Need To Be A Little Crazy and other business books joins us for Episode 3 of the Profit First Podcast. Barry explains the extra steps family run businesses must take to be profitable.

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Therapist turned Mindset Master, Kelly Ruta walks us through the money mindset. Get ready to amplify your mind and amplify your income. Welcome to Episode 187 of the Profit First Podcast! 

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Dawn Brolin, Managing Member of Powerful Accounting, LLC joins us for Episode 186 of the Profit First Podcast. Dawn deep dives into how to save money and increase profit in your business.

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Any product can be more profitable by digitizing. Are you already selling a product? Want to make it more profitable? Jason Van Orden will show you the path in Episode 185 of the Profit First Podcast.

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Entrepreneur Leticia Mooney joins Mike Michalowicz and Chris Curran for Episode 184 of the Profit First Podcast! Leticia talks about her business goals as Mike gives some great tips on becoming a specialist to skyrocket your businesses success.

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Dorie Clark joins us to talk about her new book, Entrepreneurial You. In her book, Dorie writes about becoming more effective leaders. To become more effective leaders, we need to embrace the best of the entrepreneurial ethos, including:
- A willingness to talk about, and learn from failure.
- A commitment to testing and iterating your products/services - rather than making a big bet and just praying it works.
- The importance of creating multiple revenue streams, to reduce risk and increase overall 'career security.'
- Challenging key assumptions about your industry that hold others back.
- Using creative means to rapidly garner 'social proof' and credibility.

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Mike Agugliaro shares how he started a small electrical contractor/plumber business and grew it into a massive home service company that now generates more than $32 million in revenue. The secrets to his success aren't necessarily what you'd expect... a moment of exhaustion resulted in an explosion of growth. Additionally, Mike shares insights on how he started another business for coaching that plays into his passion. By being his authentic self it attracts customers that resonate with him, growing his coaching business into a wildly profitable one in only a few years.

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Lisa Kuecker is a New Orleans entrepreneur, teacher, artist and momma. She's spent the last 10 years building her own kind of multi-million dollar fitness and wellness empire, while working 20 hours a week because she's kinda obsessed with family time and her next adventure. She's most passionate about changing the future of families all across the world who are fighting a battle against McDonalds, video games, and obesity...and losing. Which is exactly why she's on a mission: to empower thousands of women in fitness and wellness to build profitable businesses, so that together they change the world, one body at a time.

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