The Staying Power Podcast

The Staying Power Podcast

The Staying Power Podcast is a podcast that explores the challenges business owners face as they grow. Together Brandon Hall and Thomas Castelli ask the tough questions to show you that running a business is not for the faint at heart, but if you have staying power, you'll overcome your challenges and achieve lasting success! To learn more about the Staying Power Collective, a group for aspiring and current virtual firm owners on a mission to grow their firms, visit https://www.stayingpowercollective.com/... Show More

Episodes

October 13, 2020 41 min

Darryl Lyons is the CEO of PAX Financial Group and the author of several books. Darryl is also a member of the advisory council for Dave Ramsey solutions.

https://paxfinancialgroup.com/

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Founding PAX Financial Group
  • Secrets to internet marketing and providing value to many with different needs and goals
  • Financial planning mistakes
  • Challenges at the intersection of business and life
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    Nate Bailey is a bestselling author of three books and an entrepreneur. He has built multiple successful businesses in areas such as insurance and real estate. He recently sold his insurance agency to become a full-time leadership coach.

    https://natebailey.org/

    In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Challenges of leadership roles
  • Extreme ownership
  • Consistency
  • Embrace learning opportunities
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    Brannon Poe is the founder of Poe Group Advisors where he and his team take a consulting-based approach to transition accounting firms from one owner to another through their unique process - The Seamless Succession.

    https://poegroupadvisors.com/

    In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Unique challenges for both buyers and sellers of small businesses
  • Valuation of CPA firms
  • Pricing
  • The value ladder
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    Cody Johnson is the President and studio manager of Chapel Hill Training, a fitness studio that provides individualized training programs to members, both in person and through their newly-launched virtual fitness platform. Cody shares his experience starting as an Intern through today, managing during COVID as a co-owner.

    https://www.chapelhilltraining.com/

    In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Mindset shift from staff to President and co-...
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    Tony Chiappetta is the founder and CEO of AMC Solutions, an IT company that helps businesses build modern IT systems that make every employee more productive and help grow their business. Tony now has 17 employees after redesigning his entire business and dropping from 24 employees down to 8.

    https://amcsolutions.com/

    In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Restructuring your business - entirely new processes and systems, trimming staff and ...
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    Mitchell Simonson is the founder of Simonson Appraisals, a virtual firm providing commercial real estate valuation services in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. Since 2019 he has grown his business to include four staff appraisers and two admin staff.

    https://www.simonsonappraisals.com/

    In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • The difficulties of hiring entry-level staff including training
  • Working in the business vs. working on the busine...
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    Blake Wyatt is a Facebook and YouTube Ads specialist and Leader at SalesMentor, a Traffic and Funnels company. Blake has been a media buyer and has worked as a profit manager. A media buyer, in this sense, is a digital media buyer purchasing ads for Facebook, Google, YouTube, Twitter, and Snapchat. 

    @blake.wyatt89 on Instagram, Blake Wyatt on Facebook

    In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Leadership including developing a vision and ali...
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    Neal Bawa is the founder and CEO of Grocapitus Investments, a real estate investment company that sources, negotiates, and acquires commercial properties across the United States. Grocpaitus has a remote component with heavy reliance on virtual assistants. Neal has a background in mathematics and computer science and he applies this knowledge to real estate investing.

    https://www.grocapitus.com/

    In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Risks o...
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    Don Maranca is a certified EOS implementer and founder of JDSM Enterprises, a coaching company that helps entrepreneurs implement the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) model in order to create a holistic system for running their business

    https://jdsmenterprises.com/

    In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • The greatest challenges for small business owners
  • The importance of a clear personal and professional vision
  • The three key aspects of a...
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    Mark Wald founded Supporting Strategies | Los Angeles in 2013 and has grown the business to 40 W2 employees working virtually across 10 states in the US. They're providing exceptional finance and accounting support to hundreds of growing startups, small businesses, and nonprofits as a virtual firm.

    https://www.supportingstrategies.com/la

    In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Growing with referral networks
  • Pricing method with custom servi...
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    Matt Ryan has over ten years of experience in real estate and construction and founded his company, re-viv, to re-engineer residential and commercial real estate in underserved communities.

    https://re-viv.com/team/

    In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Letting go of ego to delegate and outsource
  • Time management
  • Finding qualified candidates
  • Lessons for hiring and recruiting
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    Cynthia Hackler Flynn, Esq. is the founder of Hackler Flynn and Associates, a California-based law firm specializing in employment law. Today, Cindy has seven employees and everyone is working fully remotely.

    https://hacklerflynnlaw.com/

    In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Common mistakes employers make with employees
  • Creating an employee handbook
  • Accountability and time logs for a remote workforce
  • Hiring right to help avoid employee issues
  • T...

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    Joshua Driskell is the managing partner of Lagerlof, LLP, a law firm that has been involved in shaping the legal and business landscape in southern California for more than 100 years. Joshua has extensive experience in handling mergers and acquisitions and has recently taken action to enable remote work.

    https://www.lagerlof.com/

    In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Growing through mergers and acquisitions
  • Identifying a potential acquisiti...
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    Caleb Guilliams is the founder and CEO of Better Wealth, a company committed to financial education and coaching. Caleb founded the company at 21 and is now 24 - he has added 13 team members and clients in almost every state during these three years.

    https://betterwealth.com/

    In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • How and why Caleb started Better Wealth
  • Gaining clarity on the core desired results
  • Self-awareness and confidence
  • Learning from book...
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    Gary Shamis assumed responsibility for his father’s accounting firm in 1981. Over the thirty-five years that followed, he took revenues from $225,000 to approaching $100 million and employees from a dozen to 600. He built the 37th largest independent accounting and consulting firm in the nation, before combining SS&G, Inc. with BDO USA, LLP in 2014.

    Today, he is principal of Winding River Consulting, a business advisory services...

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    Scott Choppin is the founder and CEO of the Urban Pacific group of companies. Urban Pacific develops multifamily workforce housing. Scott founded Urban Pacific over 20 years ago and has developed over 3,400 units with $900MM+ in exits. He has expanded and contracted the business over the years through market cycles and has changed his strategy along the way.

    https://www.urbanpacific.com/

    In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Building a ...
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    Chris Evans and Taylor Welch are Co-Founders of Traffic and Funnels, a sales and marketing company. Chris and Taylor grew the company to over a million dollars in annual sales in five years and have been able to develop a leadership team that allows them to spend only 5 hours per week on the business.

    https://trafficandfunnels.com/

    In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • How to form a healthy partnership
  • Scaling to the point to remove yourself...
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    Jeff Russell is President of The Pango Group, a title and escrow company. Jeff has experience in building culture, managing people, and coaching others in business as he has helped The Pango Group grow to over 250 people since 2000.

    https://pangogroup.com/

    In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Being intentional with company culture and actively managing to the established values
  • Clearly setting expectations then following up and offering spe...
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    Hugh Duffy is the founder and CEO of Build Your Firm, a marketing firm designed for small businesses in the accounting industry. For over 30 years, Hugh has helped small accounting firms leverage marketing as a vehicle to help them grow their practice in an efficient, cost-effective manner.

    https://www.buildyourfirm.com/

    In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Changing and adapting a business model over time
  • Training employees and setting exp...
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     Sarah Johnson Dobek is president and founder of Inovautus Consulting, a national consulting firm that develops strategies, programs, and training designed to help accounting firms grow faster and in the right direction.

    https://inovautus.com/
    https://www.cpasnet.com/

    In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Accountability and clear expectations
  • Building culture
  • Overcoming major doubts and challenges
  • Guidance on how to pivot and reposition during ...
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