Insolvency, bankruptcy and reorganization are powerful challenges and require an inner strength that comes from faith, know-how, experience and bravery. My guest on this weekâs The Business EdgeÂ is Patrick Rettig, Americaâs Top Turnaround He shares his unique philosophy that has saved over 800 businesses in the last twenty years. To do this he delves into the psyche of CEOâs to help them understand their behavior affects their companyâs financial status and growth. Listen to this podcast and learn: The rationale behind the title: When is more too much and when is enough enough?; whatâs dimension jumping and why itâs important to focus on the NOW; the difference between failure and mistakes, itâs not just semantics; the five things CEOâs must do every day to take charge and build a strong future; how to manage yourself and your business while under extreme financial pressure. Tune in Every Friday at noon PST to The Business Edge with Marcia Zidle, The Smart Moves Coach, and hear street smart advice from my guests on how to create and grow great businesses that matter – those that do well and do good.
My guest on The Business Edge is David F. Shutler, President and CEO of Utility Systems Solutions â an energy conservation company. He was first on the show six months ago talking about making the leap from a start-up to scale-up business. That big leap required a fundamental shift from the spontaneous, ad hoc, free-spirited enterprise he started to a more formally planned organized and disciplined business he is leading today.
Fast forward Â to today! Â David gives us an update on the challenges he faced during his companyâs growth spurt and the changes he had to make to keep it alive and well! Â With challenges also comes opportunities as well as lesson learned.
Listen to this On DemandÂ and Discover How He:
â¢ Maximized Â efficiency by installing financial and sales systems
â¢ Expanded into new markets and developed new profitable lines of Â business
â¢ Developed a more collaborate and open Â culture that lead to greater accountability
â¢ Adapted his leadership style going from doer and decision maker to delegator and strategist
â¢ Stopped being the “inside” and “onside” man by hiring a VP of Operations Â to focus on his strength- business development.
Join us for sparkling insights, inspiration and immediately useful ideas to build the solid, sustainable business you want so that you can have the enjoyable, rewarding life you deserve! Build a business that matters!
Join Chris and his guest Misty Young as they discuss what she describes as the âFive Irrefutable Laws of Small Business SuccessâÂ and what it takes to be succeed as a small business owner in todayâs challenging business climate. A proven entrepreneur, Misty not only talks the talk but skillfully walks the walk. As she recorded success after success, she designed and developed processes, systems and efficiencies to lead the companyâs growth from a single location to four locations today with a fifth on the way and franchising around the corner. During her appearance on the show, she will share with the listeners the âhowâ of her success. Her discussions during the show will focus on Leadership, Operations, Financials, Products/Services and Marketing. Every business owner whether you own a restaurant or not should make the point of listening to this show.
After nearly two decades in politics, public relations and marketing, Misty Young risked everything to buy the Squeeze In, a little âhippie restaurantâ nestled in the High Sierra in historic downtown Truckee, California. Throwing herself in with reckless abandon, working days, nights, weekends and holidays, Misty made it her mission to understand the business from top to bottom. She served guests, cooked omeletâs, washed dishes, cleaned bathrooms, mopped floors, paid vendors, prepared payroll and tax returns. During her dramatic growth phase, Mistyâs emphasis changed dramatically from focusing on processes — to focusing on people. She developed a comprehensive training program designed to assure every single guest was being served as if by an owner of the company. Mistyâs best selling book, âFrom Rags to Restaurants: The Secret Recipe to Successâ and has launched her personal brand, The Restaurant Lady, as a resource to independent restaurant owners.
The Step Up and Play Big Radio Show with Chris Ruisi will focus on sharing practical concepts and tools addressing leadership, business and entrepreneurship that you can use to become exceptional, raise your personal success bar, and Step Up and Play Big.
Far too many people accept âaverageâ as their personal standard either out of fear, lack of effort, or as a result of a misconception that it is too hard to go beyond average. Our goal is to have you see the possibilities and recognize that exceeding average is not as hard as you may think. People give up far too early and allow themselves to become victims of their circumstances when they can actually be the master of them. Weâll show you how to create your own plan by answering your questions, showcasing expert guests and presenting some great tips. Step Up and Play Big with Chris Ruisi can be heard live every Wednesday at 9 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.