When it comes to a struggling business, we’ve heard pretty much every excuse in the book: a terrible economy, a bad location, an overcrowded marketplace. But this week’s guest, Jon Taffer, isn’t buying it. The no-holds-barred star of Spike TV’s hit show Bar Rescue explains why excuses are the common denominator of all failing businesses—and exactly how to kick them to the curb for good.
One of our most popular guests, Dr. Tim Elmore, returns to discuss the next generation entering the workforce—Generation Z. This group is definitely different, and leadership styles will need to change. Also on tap, host Ken Coleman interviews one of our youngest EntreLeaders yet—15-year-old Drew Formsma.
We’re all familiar with mentoring. But this week’s guest, leadership guru Ken Blanchard, puts a new spin on it. It’s not always about the older, wiser, seasoned business vet giving advice to a newbie just starting their career. Each has their own gifts they can share. In fact, developing effective communication and relationships across generations can be a tremendous opportunity for companies and individuals alike.
Dr. Arthur Laffer, world-renowned economist, father of supply-side economics, and advisor to President Ronald Reagan, joins us for a unique conversation on what makes an economy thrive and what makes it dive. He also shares his memories of the late president and what you, as a business owner, can do to prosper. Host Ken Coleman also answers your questions.
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The days of traditional advertising are quickly disappearing, so how do you get your name out there? Digital marketing expert Jeff Rosenblum joins us to share his secrets for making people passionate about your brand. Jeff is the founding partner of Questus, a digital marketing agency that has worked with some of the world’s most influential brands, including Apple, the Discovery Channel, Disney, the NFL and more. Also on the show, EntreLeader Andrew Hatfield talks about his million-dollar mistake and the lessons he learned from it.
Imagine getting a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to catapult your business to the stratosphere by pitching it on the hit TV show Shark Tank . . . but you blow it. What do you do? If you are today’s guest, John Tabis, CEO and founder of The Bouqs Company, you take that tough lesson and turn it into even more success. John joins us to share his story and show how it’s possible to not only survive rejection but also thrive.
Marketing master Seth Godin returns to the podcast for an in-depth conversation on change, from why we avoid it to how you can make it the number-one weapon in your arsenal. We’re also sharing another EntreLeader story. Small-business owner Mike Langston, owner of Tampa Sheds in Tampa, Florida, discusses his journey to success at his family business.
Entrepreneur and best-selling author Jeff Goins stops by the studio to discuss thriving in today’s creative age, whether you’re the next Michelangelo or a business person looking to launch that next great idea. Also on the show is social media expert Melissa Anthony Sinn, founder and CEO of anthonyBarnum Public Relations. She shares how to market in today’s digital world.
What if you could become more confident, stop procrastinating, beat fear and uncertainty, story worrying, and feel happier? This week’s featured guest, Mel Robbins, says you can change in five seconds, and she’s sharing the tools you need to get started transforming your life. Also on board, Shawn Stevenson joins us to help you even more. He discusses why you can’t cheat sleep and how to get some great slumber.
As business owners and leaders, we have a deep desire to do work that matters. World-class musician, entrepreneur and author Zoro shares his keys for unlocking your limitless potential. Hear how attitude, learning, practicing and the power of proximity can help you maximize your talents and make the most impact on your business and in the world around you.
We wind up our EntreLeadership Summit podcast series with a fascinating conversation featuring Dave and best-selling business author Patrick Lencioni. The pair discuss the three qualities you need to look for when trying to hire ideal team members—and what characteristics you need to avoid. To wrap up, Dave and Pat answer questions from Summit attendees, including how to bust through to the next level, how to develop leaders, and how to stop spending your time putting out fires.
On today’s bonus episode from EntreLeadership Summit, we’re featuring a Q&A session with one of our favorite leadership experts—Simon Sinek. In addition to his lesson, Simon took the time to answer queries from our attendees. Once off the stage, Simon continued sharing his insights in a special conversation with podcast host Ken Coleman. We’re wrapping up today’s episode with an interview with Josh Hayes, a top Dutch Bros. Coffee franchisee. Dutch Bros. is known for its amazing coffee and incredible culture. Josh shares how he keeps his team motivated and fired up to win.
He may be known for teaching leadership and writing international best sellers, but John C. Maxwell says what he’s most passionate about is personal growth. On the final day of EntreLeadership Summit, he takes the stage to share his tips on bringing out the best in yourself and your team. Check out this excerpt from his lesson. Following his talk, podcast host Ken Coleman interviews John for even more wisdom, plus our top leaders take part in a special Q&A session.
We start the second day of our special EntreLeadership Summit podcast series with an excerpt from today’s talk by one of the winningest college football coaches of all time—Lou Holtz. Lou shares his simple rule to success, which works for life or business. As a bonus, podcast host Ken Coleman interviews Coach Lou on the characteristics of a championship team, plus much more. Country superstar and entrepreneur John Rich also stops by. Then, we end the day with two EntreLeaders who share their stories.
We’re broadcasting live from EntreLeadership Summit in Orlando, Florida, this week. We start with opening remarks from our own Dave Ramsey on the power of intentionality and an additional interview with Dave by podcast host Ken Coleman. Also on tap, Ken interviews two EntreLeaders who share their stories. Today is just the start of this special week. Check out new episodes each day and take part in the fun!
If there are two qualities every small-business owner needs, it’s perseverance and the willingness to grow slowly. And this week’s featured guest could be a poster child for both. EntreLeader Danielle Ontiveros, CEO of Grab the Gold, joins us to discuss her company’s journey to becoming a national brand and how even a hurricane couldn’t stop her from building her business. EntreLeadership host Ken Coleman shares his thoughts on perseverance too, along with answering listeners’ mail.
If you’re struggling to recruit talent, listen in. Because according to this week’s guest, Adam Braun, your traditional candidate pool is about to get a lot deeper. The founder of Pencils of Promise, a nonprofit that builds elementary schools in third-world nations, has recently launched a new form of higher education. MissionU is an alternative to college that teaches students the hard and soft skills they need to thrive in any 21st century career. And did we mention that every student graduates without being saddled with debt? This is a fascinating conversation that explores a rising trend you can’t ignore.
In a recent study of CEOs, it was found that the highest predictor of success is knowing your own strengths and weaknesses. And on this week’s episode, we have the perfect person to help you become more self-aware. Best-selling author and psychologist Ian Morgan Cron joins us to discuss the Enneagram personality type system, which gives insight on who you are, how you think and feel, and why you act the way you do. If you are a leader or want to be one some day, don’t miss this episode.
Author and serial entrepreneur Mike Michalowicz joins us to discuss his principles for turning businesses from cash-eating monsters to money-making machines. Mike offers a simple cash-management solution that helps companies become permanently profitable and breaks the cycle of the day-to-day struggle to survive. Also on board, we’re interviewing EntreLeader Alex Andronic of Andronics Construction Company. Alex shares his journey from surviving to thriving.
When it comes to your business, you get things done—no matter what it takes. It’s just part of your DNA. But there is a cost to pay when you work nonstop, and it’s usually your family and health. So how do you win at work without losing at home? Ramsey Personality and Certified Business Coach Christy Wright joins the podcast to share her tips on life balance. Check it out.
In today’s business world, where job hopping is as common as beards on hipsters, how do you keep your workforce from leaving? Ryan Deiss, founder and CEO of DigitalMarketer, stops by the studio to share how he builds loyalty and keeps turnover low. The answer may not be what you think. It goes back to a practice that was used hundreds of years ago but is still applicable today.
As the CEO of one of the fastest growing financial firms in America, Patrick Bet-David knows business, especially when it comes to rapid growth. This entrepreneur joins us this week to share his tips on expanding a company, plus his own story of escaping Iran as a child, spending time in a refugee camp, and coming to America. This is an episode you don’t want to miss!
It’s an enemy we all face—wrecking careers, impeding learning, and running companies into the ground. This week’s guest, entrepreneur and best-selling author Ryan Holiday, joins us to discuss how to keep your ego in check in this age of “It’s all about me.” This is a must-listen for anyone who wants to succeed. Also on tap, EntreLeadership Vice President Daniel Tardy stops by to share tips on getting more things done in less time.
Scott Belsky, author of Making Ideas Happen and co-founder of Behance Inc., reveals his top tips for prioritizing your energy and keeping your team fired up while you’re in the trenches, fighting to make your dream a reality. Also on this episode, Brian Mayfield, Sr. Vice President of Ramsey Media, uncovers why the real work in sales begins after you’ve closed a deal.
Ideas are easy. But getting people to support them? That’s a whole different ballgame according to this week’s guest, Adam Grant. The awarding-winning Wharton professor, best-selling author and organizational psychologist joins the show to discuss how to recognize a good idea and how leaders can build cultures that welcome dissent. Also on this episode, EntreLeader Devin Becker shares his transformation from an “accidental leader” in his family business to becoming a more confident and effective EntreLeader.