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Ryan Levesque

#233: Ryan Levesque—Better Questions, More Sales

In working with businesses across 23 different industries, Ryan Levesque—CEO of The ASK Method Company and best-selling author—has discovered what a big (think $100-million- dollars big) difference the smallest subtleties in language can make. Turns out it’s not enough to simply ask people what they want. You have to use the right words in the right way to elicit the most truthful response. And when you do? You may very well watch your sales catapult from so-so to stellar. Tune in to find out how to successfully deploy The ASK Method in your business. Also weighing in on the tremendous power of asking questions is Antonio Garrido, cofounder and president of Sandler Training in Miami. 

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Clate Mask

#232 Clate Mask—How to Grow Over $1 Million

When New York Times best-selling author Clate Mask talks about scaling a small business, he has plenty of personal experience to draw upon. Infusionsoft, the start-up he co-founded in 2001 and now runs as CEO, is one of the fastest growing private companies in Arizona and boasts annual revenues of over $80 million. His best advice? Learn to identify the growth curves of your business. They are more predictable than you think, Clate insists, and your preparation for them is absolutely pivotal to your success. Tune in to find out how to foresee and navigate growth with confidence. Also joining us is Bobby Brennan, CEO and Founder of Kamado Joe. His David-and-Goliath story of conquering the Big Green Egg—which at the time of his business’s launch had 90% market share—is nothing short of inspirational. 

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Renee Mauborgne

#231: Renée Mauborgne—Move Beyond Competing

World-renowned professor and best-selling author Renée Mauborgne has spent the last decade proving to businesses around the world that they have the power to shape their industry—in spite of the competition. In fact, making decisions based on what your competitors are doing achieves little more than turning you into them. Instead, Renée insists the best way to fuel growth is to create a new market—with conditions favorable to you—rather than allowing the current market conditions to dictate your decisions. Scary? Yes. Worth the risk? Absolutely. Join us to learn how you can shift into uncontested market space and win—big time. 

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Dina Dwyer-Owens

#229: Dina Dwyer-Owens—Why Values Matter

During her tenure at Dwyer Group, Co-Chair Dina Dwyer-Owens has helped grow the company into a billion-dollar international business. She credits much of that financial success to the company’s rock-solid system of core values. While many companies have them, most (think 95%) don’t do a thing with them. Tune in to find out how intentionally putting values into action can add major value to your bottom line. Now that’s an investment worth making. 

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Donald Miller

#228: Donald Miller—How to Double Your Revenue

Donald Miller, best-selling author and CEO of StoryBrand, knows your most powerful marketing tool has nothing to do with a big budget. The most effective marketing comes down to one simple thing: the right words. Note: cute or clever ones never work. And the doubled, tripled—and even quadrupled—revenues of the more than 3,000 companies he’s worked with are all the proof we need. Join us to learn how to clarify your brand message so people will actually listen. Donald joined us last week in Nashville for EntreLeadership Master Series—and now you can watch him in action with our attendees on the EntreLeadership YouTube channel. We’ll also share highlights from this power-packed leadership event, including some special conversations with Ramsey Solutions leaders as they weigh in on the ever-important topics of goal setting and recruiting. 

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Jocko Willink

#226: Jocko Willink—The Discipline Advantage

Once upon a time, Jocko Willink—a retired and highly decorated Navy SEAL (he’s both a Silver and Bronze Star recipient)—traveled the world on military missions. These days, as a best-selling author and leadership coach, his work still takes him around the globe but to a much different battlefield. Jocko now spends his time helping civilians navigate all sorts of leadership challenges. And whether those obstacles are big or small, the solution for all of them comes down to one thing: discipline. Join us to find out more. 

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Brian Buffini

#224: Brian Buffini—The Emigrant Edge

Did you know a high percentage of small businesses are started by emigrants? How about Fortune 100 and 500 companies? Ditto. So what gives them such an advantage? Best-selling author Brian Buffini returns to the podcast to discuss the emigrant edge and how you can apply these same attributes to your small business. It’s an amazing way to embrace challenges and opportunities to build your own American dream.

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Patrick Lencioni

#222: Patrick Lencioni—Getting Hiring Right

Best-selling author and leadership expert Patrick Lencioni has high standards when it comes to hiring, but the qualities he looks for might not be at all what you think. Join us to find out his three non-negotiable characteristics—and why the combination can be a total game changer for your team, your business, and your bottom line. Plus, we make an exciting, first-time-ever announcement about our upcoming EntreLeadership 1-Day event in Nashville. You’re not going to want to miss this!

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Anthony Iannarino

#220: Anthony Iannarino—Conquering the Close

Even if you’re offering up the most groundbreaking, one-in-a-million product, actually sealing the deal—the close—can be tricky. But best-selling author, sales leader and entrepreneur Anthony Iannarino insists it doesn’t have to be. In fact, in this episode, he explains that closing the deal can be the easiest part of the whole sales process. The key is approaching each transaction as a collaboration with and for your potential customer instead of as a self-serving proposition. This small shift in perspective may just mean big success for you. 

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Jon Taffer

#216: Jon Taffer—Rescue Your Business

When it comes to a struggling business, we’ve heard pretty much every excuse in the book: a terrible economy, a bad location, an overcrowded marketplace. But this week’s guest, Jon Taffer, isn’t buying it. The no-holds-barred star of Spike TV’s hit show Bar Rescue explains why excuses are the common denominator of all failing businesses—and exactly how to kick them to the curb for good.

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Dr. Arthur Laffer

#213: Dr. Arthur Laffer—A Return to Prosperity

Dr. Arthur Laffer, world-renowned economist, father of supply-side economics, and advisor to President Ronald Reagan, joins us for a unique conversation on what makes an economy thrive and what makes it dive. He also shares his memories of the late president and what you, as a business owner, can do to prosper. Host Ken Coleman also answers your questions. 

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Jeff Rosenblum

#212: Jeff Rosenblum—A New Approach to Branding

The days of traditional advertising are quickly disappearing, so how do you get your name out there? Digital marketing expert Jeff Rosenblum joins us to share his secrets for making people passionate about your brand. Jeff is the founding partner of Questus, a digital marketing agency that has worked with some of the world’s most influential brands, including Apple, the Discovery Channel, Disney, the NFL and more. Also on the show, EntreLeader Andrew Hatfield talks about his million-dollar mistake and the lessons he learned from it.

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