business infrastructure

090: Rebounding After Disaster Strikes with Alicia Butler Pierre

Disaster comes in many forms and we don’t always know when it will strike. Developing contingency plans to plan for and recover from the aftermath isn’t an easy sell, especially when companies are riding high on profits. No one likes to think about what can happen if/when things go wrong. In this episode, host Alicia Butler Pierre shares her personal story of how she forfeited income for nearly a year to help her parents after they narrowly escaped death from a major flood. Two years later, she emerged as a podcaster, one of the world’s leading experts on business infrastructure for small businesses, and the author of a 2x bestselling book. She also shares resources to minimize the impact of a crisis on your small business.

Monologue: Alicia Butler Pierre, Founder & CEO – Equilibria, Inc.

Location:  Atlanta, GA  USA

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089: Understanding the Value of COOs with Bill Shepard

Wingman. The No. 2. The Second-in-Command – all of these terms describe the Chief Operating Officer (COO). Yet, when Bill Shepard pivoted from a 25+ year tenure in the C-suite to independent consulting, he couldn’t find a supportive group of COOs. So he started his own. 15 years later, the COO Forum boasts 35 chapters and 18k members in their online group. In this episode, Bill describes the three areas that drive businesses forward, debunks myths about COOs, and defines the role COOs play in driving execution.

Special Guest: Bill Shepard, CEO – COO Forum

Location:  San Francisco, CA  USA

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  • Episode 019: Who Said Operations Isn’t Sexy? – Alicia Butler Pierre
  • Episode 021: Improving Quality in Healthcare Operations – Jarvis Gray
  • Episode 036: Executing Strategy with Project Management – Kim Farmer

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088: Partnering for Profit with Keith L. Scott

Business partnerships don’t have to end badly. K.L. Scott & Associates is proof. When Keith L. Scott started this process management consultancy, he wanted to do everything himself. Two years in, he found himself struggling to keep up with the pace. That’s when he decided to strategically partner, but he did his research first. In this episode, Keith shares how law firms inspired his business model, why he prefers a team of sub-contractors vs. employees, and how to profitably structure an operating agreement.

Special Guest: Keith L. Scott, CEO – K.L. Scott & Associates

Location:  Atlanta, GA  USA

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Related Episodes:
  • Episode 028: Managing Virtual Teams in a Freelance Economy with Sherry Heyl
  • Episode 032: Running Your Business by the Numbers with Charles H. Green
  • Episode 040: Lowering Overhead and Increasing Revenue with Forrest Tuff
  • Episode 079: Dissolving Toxic Partnerships with Dr. Lew Bayer
  • Epsiode 086: Selecting Business Partners with Jason Duncan

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087: Growing Past Bootstrapping with Chitra Lele

After getting blacklisted from a Silicon Valley company, Chitra Lele decided to start her own software consultancy. She realized entrepreneurship was the only way to achieve her vision of working for profit, people, and the planet. But it required capital and lots of it. So she and her team sprang into self-funding action. In this episode, Chitra details the people, processes, tools, and techniques she and her firm relied on to grow past the bootstrapping phase and on to scaling up.

Special Guest: Chitra Lele, CEO – Chitra Lele & Associates

Location:  Coventry, West Midlands  UK

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  • Episode 032: Running Your Business by the Numbers with Charles H. Green
  • Episode 057: The One Thing You Need to Know About Conscious Capitalism with Corey Blake
  • Episode 060: The One Thing You Need to Know About Mental Health & Entrepreneurship with Silke Glaab
  • Episode 075: Jenny Jones’  Building Business Credit Process

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086: Selecting Business Partners with Jason Duncan

Great leaders surround themselves with smart people. But when it comes to business partnerships, “Proceed with extreme caution,” warns Jason Duncan. As the founder of a fast-growing lighting company that’s made the Inc. 5000 list twice, he has personal experience with starting and terminating partnerships. In this episode, Jason explains why it’s important to read the fine print of operating agreements and understand all of its terms. Discover the people, processes, and tools he now relies on to make better decisions.

Special Guest: Jason Duncan, CEO – Energy Lighting Services

Location:  Nashville, TN  USA

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  • Episode 027: I.P. Protection for Business Processes (Steve Wigmore, Esq.)
  • Episode 029: Minimizing Risk with Decision Science (Robert D. Brown, III)
  • Episode 070: Mariela Dabbah’s Building a Strategic Alliance Process
  • Episode 079: Dissolving Toxic Partnerships with Dr. Lewena Bayer

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085: Scaling Back Before Scaling Up with Dr. Terica Pearson

Dr. Terica Pearson spent her first year in business learning the ropes and getting key processes in place. By year four, she had a full staff of people to help scale her insurance agency. But after tracking their performance, she realized that productivity had actually declined and was negatively impacting the bottom line. In this episode, Terica details her decision to scale back the team she built and instead focus on more hands-on mentoring and training one agent at a time. She also shares her business growth revelations as her mindset shifted from employee to business owner.

Special Guest: Dr. Terica Pearson, CEO – Pearson Consulting Group

Location:  Atlanta, GA  USA

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