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Encore: Preparing Your Business For Sale

Are you contemplating selling your business, but unsure where to start? On today’s episode of The Second Stage our guest, Founder of EdgePoint Capital Advisors, offers his expertise on how and when a business owner should begin preparing their business for sale. While there...

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Encore: Business Insurance Basics

Whether you are a seasoned entrepreneur or starting a business for the first time, the world of insurance, including the terminology, can be overwhelming. And in this case, what you don’t know, really can hurt you. So on today’s episode, the hosts of The...

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Encore: The Impact of Sustained Growth on Business and the Economy

As demonstrated by the name of our show, Second Stage Companies are our passion. In broad terms, these are established businesses with typically 10-99 employees, a local or regional reputation, and most importantly, establishments consistently adding jobs. While many think of start-ups or large...

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Open-Book Management in Action at West Paw Design

We are thrilled to welcome Spencer Williams, President and Owner of West Paw Design, a US manufacturer of eco-friendly pet toys and beds for cats and dogs, to The Second Stage. As an honoree on the 2016 Forbes’ list of America’s Best Small Companies,...

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Encore: Create a ‘Contagious Culture’

Introduced through the Small Giants Community, we are thrilled to welcome leadership advisor and strategist, Anese Cavanaugh, to The Second Stage. Anese sites that 93% of our impact is in how we “show up,” leaving only 7% of our impact to the words we...

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Pitch Anything Method with Oren Klaff

We are excited to welcome investment banker and author of “Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading and Winning the Deal,” Mr. Oren Klaff, to The Second Stage. During our time with Mr. Klaff we will discuss his S.T.R.O.N.G. Methodology and why establishing...

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Encore: The Seven Simple Numbers for Business Success

Back by popular listener demand, we are thrilled to welcome back Greg Crabtree, financial expert and author of “Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits!,” to The Second Stage. On today’s show Mr. Crabtree will share with us the seven key numbers that every entrepreneur...

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Encore: The American Dream: Entrepreneurship in the United States

On today’s episode of The Second Stage we will be joined by business leader, engineer, Harvard Senior Fellow, and lifelong entrepreneur, Dr. Paul Hsu. Arriving in the US in 1976 with only $500 to his name, he grabbed hold of the American dream and...

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Grow as a Leader and Organization by Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone!

We are excited to welcome Performance of a Lifetime CEO, Cathy Salit, to today’s episode of The Second Stage. As a singer and actor, Ms. Salit offers a unique approach to organizational change and leadership development, using what she calls “The Becoming Principle (SM),”...

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Encore: The Power of Strategy

As a leader and business owner, your ability to think strategically is perhaps one of the most important skills you can share with your team and organization. To address this point, we have invited Author and CEO of Outthinker LLC, Kaihan Krippendorff, to discuss...

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