Podcast Episodes

073: Wes Graham’s Primer on Process Improvement

What do peanut butter, gas gauges, coffee, and flat tires have in common? Leave it to Wes Graham to explain. As an Industrial Engineer and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, he uses clever analogies to assert the value of processes and why, if not properly defined or followed, “Everybody will always follow the path...

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072: Gifford Pace’s Inventory Management Process

As demand increases for your tangible goods, you will inevitably have to streamline your order-to-delivery process to ensure customer satisfaction. Outsourcing inventory management represents an opportunity cost when considering your small business no longer has the capacity to fulfill orders in a timely manner. Storing inventory in your basement, garage, or closets is no longer...

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071: Damon Burton’s Scaling with Quality Control Process

Good things come to those who wait…and persistently work toward their goal. Damon Burton knows this all too well. As the founder of SEO National, he made a conscious decision to scale and increase his company’s capacity to work with large clients. It worked! SEO National’s client list now includes Inc. 5000 companies as well...

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070: Mariela Dabbah’s Building an Alliance Process

“al·li·ance – a union or association formed for mutual benefit.” Mariela Dabbah says every leader should have 10-15 strong alliances to assist in career navigation and professional development. As a leadership and career development expert, she has built an entire movement around this principle. In this episode, she describes the 5-stage process her company, Red...

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069: Calvin Williams’ Service Delivery Process

Calvin Williams, Jr. is on a mission. He believes wealth management services should be accessible to everyone, not just the uber-rich. As such, he started Freeman Capital – an award-winning FinTech company with rapid expansion goals and high visibility. In this episode, Calvin details the service delivery process he implements to maintain a positive customer...

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068: Anne Sugar’s Hiring to Scale Process

Positioning your company for hyper-growth requires “leveling up” people as well as processes and tools. Many leaders (and investors) interpret leveling up as replacing existing personnel with more qualified people. But the onus is on these leaders to create a culture of continuous education rather than blaming people when things go wrong. In this episode,...

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067: Trace Blackmore’s Documenting SOPs Process

When Trace Blackmore started getting information out of his head and onto paper, great things happened in his business. His 16-year-old industrial water treatment company has defied the small business failure odds and he attributes some of that longevity to having procedures that remove guesswork and promote high standards. In this episode, Trace shares his...

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066: Diana Wu David’s Pricing Process

As a former Financial Times executive with a background in economics, Diana Wu David knows a thing or two about pricing. The price you charge for your product or service directly reflects its perceived value and is one of the quickest ways to increase profitability. Yet, some find it difficult to raise prices. In this...

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065: Jason Smith’s Sales Synergistics Process

EVERY business exists to make money. Without it, they will surely fail. This #1 need kickstarts the sales process and it’s the reason we’re kicking off Season 6 (Profitable Processes) with the topic. In this episode, sales guru Jason Smith shares his sales synergistics process for aligning all business units of a company to maximize...

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064: The One Thing You Need to Know About Process Improvement – Alicia Butler Pierre

Processes not only ensure consistency with how you make a product or deliver a service, but they directly impact your customer’s experience. In this Season 5 finale, Alicia Butler Pierre, host of the Business Infrastructure show, shares what a process is, its importance in building business infrastructure, and the one thing you need to know...

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