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Become a Conscious Leader: Transform your life and business with ‘Jumping Into The Parade’ author Tim Brown

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...

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Value Creation: Employee Engagement Matters

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...

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Mind the Gap: Entrepreneurs Are Wired to Avoid Exit Planning

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...

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Reflecting on 75 Episodes Sharing Business Best Practices for Sustained Growth

With 75 original episodes behind us, we would like to thank our listeners and guests for helping us create an entrepreneurial forum, which has gone well above our expectations. We will continue to shine the light on the significant impact that Second Stage Companies...

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Encore: The Power of Defining Your Ideal Client

On this episode of The Second Stage, hosts Brendan Anderson and Jeffrey Kadlic will be joined by serial entrepreneur, Rich Manders. Rich will share his experiences as the founder of iAutomation and how continuously driving toward identifying the ideal customer truly transformed his organization....

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Encore: Be Your Employee’s Thought Leader: Create a Culture of Continuous Learning

Today’s successful small business culture thrives on learning. Consider the idea that you, the business owner, are the lead educational cultivator among your employees. Under your leadership, you possess a tremendous opportunity to assist your team in expanding their skill sets and improving their...

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Encore: The Reality of Cyber Crime for Small Business: Be Prepared with an Incident Response Plan

With cyber crime on the rise and a very real threat to small business, we have invited cyber security expert, Vikas Bhatia, Founder and CEO of Kalki Consulting, to discuss what makes small businesses so vulnerable to cyber incidents. Astonishingly, 20% of cyber attacks...

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Encore: A Family Business with a Mission: People, Systems, Efficiency

On today’s episode of The Second Stage we are thrilled to speak with the co-owners of Squeeze In, Misty Young and Shila Morris. Misty and Shila are a mother/daughter TEAM (in all aspects of the word) that have embraced The American Dream and embody...

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Encore: The 4 Secrets of Passionate Organizations

When it comes to describing an entrepreneur, it would be hard to imagine that description not including the word “passion,” as passion and drive is typically what not only gets he or she started, but what keeps their internal flame burning. Fast forward the...

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Encore: First Generation Entrepreneurs Planning For and Achieving Their Goals

Typically avid learners with a great deal of passion, entrepreneurs, especially new entrepreneurs, see the world as their oyster, full of opportunity. And while risk and hard work are synonymous with entrepreneurship, most welcome it, as the rewards can be tremendous, matching the entrepreneur’s...

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