As an entrepreneur, looking for creative ways to expand your business, is for most, intuitive, but certainly not easy! Finding that next big customer is most likely on your radar on a daily basis, but have you ever wondered what might happen if you...read more
In today’s customer-focused world, most businesses want happy customers to spread the viral word and increase brand reputation, but overall customer experience ratings are dropping. In fact, the founder of Frank Reactions podcast, Tema Frank, notes in her latest book, PeopleShock: The Path To...read more
The topic of business valuation (or fair market value assessment) is a common theme among business owners, often questioning the “value.” To address some of the common questions surrounding this subject, the hosts of The Second Stage invited Western Reserve Valuation Services’ Managing Director,...read more
We are thrilled to welcome valuation expert and author Dr. Carl Sheeler, to today’s episode of The Second Stage. In his new book, ‘Equity Value Enhancement: A Tool to Leverage Human and Financial Capital While Managing Risk,’ Dr. Sheeler addresses the transformation of an...read more
Relationship building is the key for most successful entrepreneurs and business leaders as they establish and achieve both business and personal goals. The ability to instinctively engage, respond and create trust with employees, customers, vendors and investors is crucial in building a lasting brand....read more
After a near-death experience, today’s guest and author of “Thank God It’s Wednesday!,” Mark Langford, made it his mission to help individuals and organizations uncover and define their purpose. Purpose and passion are topics we discuss often here on The Second Stage, so we...read more
Many entrepreneurs feel that if they put enough hours and hustle into their business, they will be successful. And while many certainly are and should be congratulated, vision and value creation might go unfulfilled. Implementing a business operating system or methodology can offer the...read more
What does it mean to be a conscious leader? The first step may simply to become more self-aware, albeit not an easy task. However, if achieved, not only is becoming a conscious leader good for one’s spirit, it’s good for business too. Joining us...read more
Last week our guest noted startling statistics on the small number of businesses built that are ever sold (20-30%) and the wealth creation that never occurs. On today’s episode, our guest, Sean Hutchinson, CEO of Strategic Value Advisors, will speak to actions owners can...read more
The hosts of The Second Stage are thrilled to welcome Allie Harding, Partner at Orange Kiwi, a firm providing assessment tools, training and consulting to advisors and owners in understanding and leveraging the psychology of exits for bottom-line success. Today’s episode will focus on...read more
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