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040: Lowering Overhead and Increasing Revenue with Forrest Tuff

“When you call yourself the CEO, you have to make hard decisions.”  This is how Forrest Tuff describes the revelation that led to him redefining what success is at his film production company.  In this episode, he describes the two specific actions he took to reduce overhead that radically transformed his business model.  Find out how this transformation also increased his company’s operating capacity as well as competitive advantage leading to greater agility, revenue and profitability.

Special Guest: Forrest Tuff, CEO of One Vision Productions

Location: Atlanta, GA  USA

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039: Using Processes for Structure & Consistent Results with Paul Nicholaides

In this first episode of Season 4, Paul Nicholaides shares an example of how he used processes to help a fast-growing company scale without compromising their culture.  He specifically explains how he helped shape his client’s business infrastructure based on their value chain and processes.  Processes are a valuable component of business infrastructure because as Paul says, “Without it, there is chaos and people will produce different results.”    He also debunks the popular belief that processes are only for large enterprises and stresses that, to be effective, processes must be purposeful, relevant and continuously improved.  Discover the important lesson Paul says he learned from this experience as well as the two fundamental things he says are needed to sustain processes.

Special Guest: Paul Nicholaides, Principal Consultant/Managing Partner at Tanic.

Location: Leeds, England 

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Related Episodes:

  • Episode 002: My Business is Small…Why Does It Need Business Infrastructure?
  • Episode 024: Driving Faster with Business Infrastructure
  • Episode 035: Positioning Front Line Leadership for Success
  • Episode 037: Leveraging Culture to Drive Business Transformation
  • Episode 038: Building Business Infrastructure for Scale (includes soundbites from Paul)

 

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015: How I Use Business Infrastructure in My Restaurant

At just 15-years-old, Sharron Lee knew she wanted to be an entrepreneur.  Her dreams came true when she opened her seafood restaurant — just one of several businesses she’d successfully start, grow and manage all while working a full-time job as a master data analyst!  This episode is unique in that Sharron is the first guest to talk about how she leverages business infrastructure in selling a tangible product.  Specifically, she shares her story of perseverance and tenacity in building her restaurant and candidly talks about recent challenges caused by fast growth.  Sharron also reveals how her background in computer science enables her to outfit her restaurant with the best technology to streamline and improve the overall customer experience while also remaining in compliance because, as she says, “You have to run a tight ship.”

Special Guest:  Sharron Lee, Founder of Fresh Fish Seafood Market

Show Notes:

·  Facebook page – see pictures of the display equipment Sharron referenced in her interview

·  Udemy.com – the world’s largest selection of online video courses

·  Equilibria,Inc. – resource for small business infrastructure (Sharron’s plug, not ours!  LOL)

·  Standardization vs. customization in product development and service delivery

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