This episode's guest is an entrepreneur in an industry that's top of mind for all business owners right now as we figure out how the future of our office space will look moving forward. Brian Watson co-Founded Proximity 4 1/2 years ago. Proximity is a workplace management platform technology that helps coworking companies and corporate real estate directors efficiently manage the daily operations of physical space. Although the company is relatively new, Proximity’s technology is being used in over 400 locations across the US! Listen and get inspired by this incredibly labor-saving and versatile technology!
There are several ways to price professional services rendered and charging customers or clients for the time spent is a common approach. However, placing value on time rather than the service itself, often provokes us to ration every cent and consequently we may not receive optimum services. Stan Doida, Founder and Attorney at Doida Law Group is working to reframe the value of legal services so that clients can reap the maximum benefits of legal counsel, rather than fragmented or inaccurate counsel based on a very limited scope of information provided to the attorney. Stan's firm offers fixed fees which gives clients price certainty from the start and allows for a deeper, more strategic relationship. In this episode, Stan points out that taking time out of the equation of billing is mutually beneficial for the client and attorney because it encourages the client to provide the entire scope of a situation and as a result, the attorney can offer exceptional counsel. Listen to learn more about how the Doida Law Group is disrupting the legal industry and about the services they offer in Business and Finance Law.
Today’s guest is a business owner in the survivalist industry and an author of a new book called, “The Turnaround Gift.” His company, Survival Frog, provides information about emergency preparedness as well as a source for survival and outdoor gear (for times like the present COVID-19 pandemic). Several years ago, the survivalist industry experienced a downturn in sales and he had to quickly adapt to the changes. During this time, he learned invaluable lessons about how to make quick strategic decisions, scrutinize every area of operations to improve efficiency, as well as how to remain objective during a time when emotions are running high. And he came out on the other side of the downturn, confident that his company is able to weather any storm, economic or otherwise. Listen as Byron Walker, Founder and CEO of Survival Frog, outlines several suggestions for entrepreneurs currently struck with a massive downturn in business due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Exceptional Admins, founded by Hilani Ellis, is a boutique executive search firm solely focused on placing administrative professionals with executives, innovators, and entrepreneurs for the purpose of strengthening and more efficiently accelerating business operations forward. As a former executive assistant herself, she knows first-hand that it is a selfless role and that every administrative professional has a unique set of skills and distinctive character, just as executives do. Hilani takes the time to thoroughly analyze the needs of each executive to then handpick the best professional for the role. Although Hilani’s primary focus is on the extraordinary quality of each placement, her business has more than doubled since its inception in 2017-and all from referrals! Listen as she describes her dynamic approach to fulfilling the indispensable role of administrative professionals in this episode of Industry Alchemist.
Listen to our recent interview with Mary Grothe, CEO of SalesBQ®. In this episode, Mary describes how she began her career at Paychex, a national payroll company. Her wildly successful sales process stunned corporate headquarters and they wanted to learn more from her! After a few years with Paychex, she “caught the entrepreneurial bug” and founded her very own sales company, Butterfly Creative. In 3 years at Butterfly Creative, the company raised revenue for every one of its clients. However, Mary describes to us some of the hurdles along the way that were important learning experiences for her. As a more seasoned entrepreneur in 2017, she relaunched her company, calling it SalesBQ®. Listen as Mary shares how SalesBQ® has tripled its revenue year-over-year since the relaunch and has become a top-level consultant, coach, and trainer for the clients it serves! Her entire journey will surely wow and inspire you!