Business Wingmen

Business Wingmen

Business Wingmen is the product of two very successful and energetic guys who decided that coaching business owners and excutives was great, but not enough to reach the thousands of professionals who could benefit from their knowledge and experience. So, Steve Smith and Will Robertson created a podcast show for business professionals who were looking for great insights about business and professional development techniques.... Show More

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Your business's performance depends mainly on you knowing your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. This is SWOT and it is very useful for planning, strategic direction, utilization of resources and decision making along the way.

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What really defines you? Work, hobbies, family, community? How much of your identity is influenced by the things you store, clutter or hording? When does one become another? In this episode, we discuss the effects of clutter on your self image.

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On today's show, we're going to talk about how to get the people who run your business to work as a team. Your executives, your managers, etc. need to understand the value of coordinating and collaborating with each other instead of operating in a silo or running everything through you.

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This episode will discuss why employees don't always accept responsibility for their jobs, their results or mistakes they make. We'll talk about how you, as a manager/ leader can establish a relationship and an environment that promotes taking responsibility.

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October 25, 2019 21 min

In this episode, we're going to look at selling practices. Value is what causes people to give up something to get what they either want or need. We’re going to discuss the difference between sell value and price and offer some tips on how you can sell value instead of reducing your price.

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October 18, 2019 25 min

Today, we are going to dive into the topic of training, it's benefits and what businesses need to do to enhance their investment of time and money. With tight job markets and millenials/ gen Zs being the predominant talent pool, companies need to understand what they need/ want from their new career choice.

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October 11, 2019 19 min

In this episode, we talk about the proper way to establish goals. Goals that are not well defined have little chance of being achieved. Using the SMART system for setting goals helps you think through your goals and insure you have boundries and accountability supporting your success.

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Saving money on health insurance is something business owners want to do. With the ongoing changes in state and federal legislation, increasing rates, and policy changes, owners need to know how the get best value for their hard earned money.

We'd like to introduce Gene Heino. He's been an independent insurance broker for 30 years. He has some great ideas on how business owners can save money on their health i...
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September 27, 2019 20 min

Losing an employee can be costly for the business as well as filling the position. In this episode, we discuss the reasons why employees leave and how you can learn from these unfortunate events so you can reduce future unplanned departures.

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September 20, 2019 20 min

Today, we're going to discuss the pros and cons of using a Vision Board. How it works, why pyschiatry professionals down play it's use and how to make it a real asset to your business or career growth.

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September 13, 2019 21 min

Every once in awhile, our attitudes get the best of us (or worst!). It happens when we least expect it and as a results of something prior that wrecked our disposition. This episode talks about five ways to restore a positive attitude so you can pursue your career, business or daily activities with clarity and confidence.

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The 80/20 rule (officially the Praedo Principle) can sharply improve your effectiveness for driving the results you want. This show explains how to harness the principle of 80/20.

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Many businesses allow toxic behaviors to occur because they don't know how to stop them, and they don't know the risks. Bullying, for example, is dangerously close to harassment, and employees will call hostile work environment to get your attention. This episode provides insight on how your organization may be facilitating toxic behaviors, and how to create a positive culture that won't allow bad behaviors to thrive. <... Read more

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Many leaders are either ignorant of or dismiss the value of understanding their own leadership style as it relates to how their companies perform.

What's your leadership style? Don't know! There are actually 8 types, all with pros and cons that influence or get in the way of your ability to effective guide your organization to greatness. Today, we are going to discuss a few of the more well known styles so yo...
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Typical time management techniques are not enough in today's fast pace business world. You need to insure that you are focusing your time on your highest revenue producing activities before handling the smaller, sometimes insignificant duties of the day. Here's how.

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What would you do if one day, a new competitor showed up in your market? What if that new competitor was a franchise or company with a recognizable name and deep marketing pockets? Here's an actual story of a local dry cleaners who suddenly found themselves competiting with a new test retail store from P&G.

Successful local businesses can face threats from new businesses who see how well they're doing and...
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Want to keep your job? - Deliver twice what is expected of you and do not ask to be rewarded for it. We all say we want a steady, secure job. But what will guarantee it? Make yourself hard to replace! Listen to today's episode and learn how to promise the moon and deliver the stars.

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Professional introductions are part of every networking event. But the tradional 'elevator pitch' has fallen out of favor and been replaced with something more informative and less salesy. It's not easy to create one that creates interest for you and what you do so we're going to show you how it's done.

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For reasons unique to your company you have decided to make some staffing changes at the department management level. In order to avoid taking your whole team by surprise you can minimize the impact with a few well thought out strategies in advance. ON this flight we talk about how to do this.

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Feedback is an essential part of developing your employees and insuring they operate as you expect. When feedback is used appropriately, people will respond and thank you for caring about them. When you embrace getting feedback, your awareness grows allowing you to see what others around you see.

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