Every entrepreneur has a different how and why. Hosted by Dave Crysler, each episode is a deep-dive into a new guest’s story to understand the person, the business, the challenges they’ve overcome, and the challenges they still face. Join in for fresh insights, real talk, and inspiration to grow your business!
Kevin introduces us to his business Strategic Alliance Network where he helps business owners plan their exit. Kevin shares his story of helping owners view their business through a buyers perspective. We dive into how spending too much time working in your business can impact the overall value, the differences between lifestyle and value-based businesses, how to ask yourself the tough questions to impact the business value, and so...
Kevin introduces us to KS Outdoor Lighting, a landscape lighting business he founded 3 years ago. Kevin shares his story of how he turned a life long passion for creativity into a booming business. We dive into the early days that were filled with fear and doubt, recognizing opportunities to bring on strategic partnerships, surrounding yourself with the best people, and so much more.
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Logan helps CPG brands 10x their shelf appeal through his work as a packaging sales professional. Logan shares his story of how networking lead to him playing college football and his career in print manufacturing. We dive into networking effectively on social platforms like LinkedIn, defining individual success, how to provide more value by introducing video in your sales process, and so much more.
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It's half way through the year for most businesses unless you've elected to run on a fiscal year. For this episode Dave walks us through the Business Quarterly Review that is used by members of the Crysler Club. These questions are meant to get you thinking about all of the key aspects of your business and will keep these items at the top of your mind as you head into the 2nd half of the year.
Stephanie and Tom own and operate Thomas Brennan Fraser Law Firm. They became of one the earliest Founding Members of E4K. Stephanie and Tom talk to us about why E4K interested them and what makes it different from other charities they have supported throughout the years. Stephanie and Tom have made it their mission to give back by supporting people in various ways throughout their lives.
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Dave revisits his conversation from season 1 with Eric Sanders of the Schaller Group. Dave adds some context and highlights his favorite takeaway's from each of the 3 key segments from this episode.
Roger shares his story of developing and launching his newest business, SenseCheck. This business was developed out of Roger's need for testing his own marketing while building his first business. We also dive into building a successful, scalable, and sellable business by finding, hiring and engaging the right people. Roger shares the lesson of never investing or building a business where you're too in love with the product...
Eileen introduces us to the business that she founded with her sister to help caretakers find professional services for people in their care. They started their business 15 years ago but have recently shifted their focus to growing their business through social media marketing. We walk through the strategy and tactics you can use to grow your business through organic marketing efforts.
Dave walks you through the 2 categories of KPIs that will help you improve and grow your business. Starting off with the category that most business owners and entrepreneurs are used to looking at which is the "what's already happened" category. Next he dives into the "what's going to happen" category and gives you a few KPIs ideas that you can implement today to get a handle on what's happening now to d...
Nafis introduces us to Copy Davis, the company he founded to help coaches, consultants, and course creators with their email strategy. We talk through his entrepreneurial journey starting off with a photography business, the gap in leadership during his previous work that lead to his transition into entrepreneurship, and making sure that you find your happiness during your journey. We wrap up by diving into his current challenge of...
Becca shares her story of launching and growing her mobile detailing business, High End Detail. We start off talking about being resourceful when you're an entrepreneur, the importance of having a solid support system, and learning by failing forward. We tackle her current challenge of finding her dream customers and creative ways to scale a local service business.
Michigan Central Train Station will be a hub of innovation and automation in the heart of Detroit. We had the honor of hosting a conversation with Mary Culler, President of the Ford Motor Company Fund, and the woman in charge of the Michigan Central Station project here in Detroit. Mary was joined by co-moderators Beth Ardisana, Owner of ASG Renaissance, and Christian Jones, FATE alumni and college freshman.
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Lynne introduces us to Ferris Wheel People Experience Agency which is a company she founded after losing her job early on in the pandemic. We dive into the importance of company culture, her people and profit hashtag, why leaders struggle engaging employees, and what you can do to improve your company culture using her 4-part framework.
This week we are featuring 3 business owners that we previously had on the podcast. We share their current challenge and give them a few ideas on how to solve those challenges.
First up we have Kristen Prater of 9 to 5 Office. Kristen is challenged with scaling her business and making the shift from operator to owner. Next us is Matt Seltzer of S2 Research. Matt's challenge is educating his ideal client through his website and ...
Paul shares his story of starting out innovating and winning top sales awards during his tenure at Coca-Cola to launching and sclaing his own sales mentoring business. We dive into why small businesses fail to scale, the importance of LinkedIn in the B2B space, as well as how to provide value during your prospecting and sales processes to land more deals.
Nakija shares the story of starting out creating edible arrangements as a side hustle several years ago. Due to some personal reasons, Nakija stepped away completely. It wasn't until years later when a new friend was looking for a place to order chocolate covered strawberries that her passion was reignited. Very quickly orders started to come in and Lekker Choco Treats was in business. We talk about lessons learned along the wa...
Steve is a Metro Detroit based entrepreneur and the president of Gunn Enterprises; a holding company for several entities including Wash Pointe Car Wash and Vertical8 Funding.
Steve's ongoing commitment to giving through their penny power program was the inspiration behind the formation of E4K. Steve gives his perspective of the transformational vs transactional relationship between the Children's Foundation and E4K members...
Margo introduces us to her namesake business Margo Masri Accounting & CFO Solutions. We dive into getting comfortable understanding your businesses financial picture, not solely relying on anyone to tell you about what's going on with your business...not even your accountant, and finally the importance of patience, following a plan, and taking responsibility within your business.
Clay introduces us to Point Blank, a company he founded that is focused on helping you clarify your message via explainer videos. We talk about why entrepreneurs struggle to clearly say how they help their ideal clients, unique prospecting techniques to reach your ideal clients, and how storytelling bridges the gap between your what's in your head and heart.
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