The Business Brickyard Podcast

The Business Brickyard Podcast

The business podcast for entrepreneurs that want to create more meaning and impact from the businesses they own. Join global business coach, advisor, author and speaker Howard Mann as he delivers concise lessons, learned the hard way, about business, strategy and life. Learn more at www.businessbrickyard.com and www.howardmann.com

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May 12, 2021 11 min

For far too many businesses, profit increases (hopefully) a little each year and we take that as a win.  But there are businesses in your industry that earn 10-20X the amount of profit that you do.  Do they have a secret that you do not?  I don't think so.  In this episode, let's talk about how to, finally, make your profit LEAP.

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I have endured years of known pain at different times in my life and career. In retrospect, you can barely perceive the protracted and subtle descent. After years of slogging through the recession of the 90's, I needed someone else to tell me that I had lost my smile to even recognize how resigned I had become to the struggle. It had simply become my normal. It never should have been.

In this episode, we'll uncover how we al...

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April 28, 2021 10 min

Why would a smart business owner, CEO or board of directors not ask for help when the likely alternative is their business ceases to exist? Why would an entrepreneur choose to put their savings, home and family at financial risk when simply calling someone with the right expertise could change such an important outcome? Having worked with dozens of businesses in the past decade (and made the tough call for help for my own business ...

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April 20, 2021 11 min

Business is supposed to be fun to run. This core truth has been the through-line for most of my work and career. 
It has stayed true through the ups and downs of businesses I have owned or lead and for the many clients I have worked with.
Just like in a marriage or relationship that has lost its fire, not feeling the love for your business anymore impacts your life, leads to flailing strategic decisions and creates a stifling resigna...

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How many activities is your business currently involved in that it is not great at? 
How many business lines generate the right amount of profit (Meaning enough profit to make it worth the effort, risk and expense)? 
Bonus point question so you keep fueling your passion for the business… How many parts of your business do you truly love doing?
My hunch is that there is a core inside your business (That original sculpture) that is shar...

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April 12, 2021 3 min

Oh no!  Not ANOTHER business podcast!  Wellllll… yes...and no.
I think there are more than enough business interview podcasts where the host asks the guest for all of their secrets to their incredible success.  
This is not going to be that.

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