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Build a Better Business

Author: Jamie Irvine

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Learn the secrets of starting, growing, and one-day selling your business! Gain insights into how to develop a dream for your business that transcends your own personal aspirations and deeply impacts your ideal customer. Learn how to build a business that operates consistently by being systems-driven. Learn how to hire the right people using the science of personality profile assessment. Learn how to grow your business profitably using the most current sales and marketing strategies, and finally, learn how to structure your business so that one-day you can successfully exit and sell your business.
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Episode 150: This is the end of the Build a Better Business podcast. In this final episode, I am going to reveal the good, the bad, and the ugly of my journey as a podcast host and what it was like to start this podcast, attempt to grow it, and finally to decide to end the podcast. Disclaimer: This podcast and description contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, the Build a Better Business Podcast may receive a small commission.Please subscribe to the Daily Grind Business Podcast with Colin Morgan:https://www.dailygrindpodcast.com/
Episode 149: Season 3 is coming to an end and I thought it would be fun to listen to some highlights from the last 50 episodes. This episode is sponsored by:FreeeUp | This podcast is sponsored by Freeeup. The best place to find virtual assistants. Learn more by going to jamieirvine.ca/freeeup and use coupon code Jamie25 for a $25 discount.  Disclaimer: This podcast and description contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, the Build a Better Business Podcast may receive a small commission.Thank you for listening and I look forward to talking with you soon. 
Episode 148: There are several common things that business owners do that create problems when you are trying to sell your business. To help us avoid those common mistakes I would like to introduce David Barnett. David is a business coach who helps business owners buy and sell a business. To learn more about David go to DavidCBarnett.com. This episode is sponsored by:FreeeUp | This podcast is sponsored by Freeeup. The best place to find virtual assistants. Learn more by going to jamieirvine.ca/freeeup and use coupon code Jamie25 for a $25 discount.  Disclaimer: This podcast and description contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, the Build a Better Business Podcast may receive a small commission.Thank you for listening and I look forward to talking with you soon. 
Episode 147: Business owners typically are very motivated and get a lot done. But there is a difference between being busy and being truly productive. In this episode, I want to introduce you to Mister Productivity, Mark Struczewski. Mark explains the 5 things that are robbing you of your time and making you less productive. To learn more about Mark go to MisterProductivity.com.This episode is sponsored by:FreeeUp | This podcast is sponsored by Freeeup. The best place to find virtual assistants. Learn more by going to jamieirvine.ca/freeeup and use coupon code Jamie25 for a $25 discount.  Disclaimer: This podcast and description contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, the Build a Better Business Podcast may receive a small commission. Thank you for listening and I look forward to talking with you soon. 
Episode 146: Your brand is a big part of how successful you will be at attracting customers. Nothing enhances your brand more than genuinely caring about the same things your ideal customers care about. In this episode, we are going to discuss how to grow your business by focusing on going green.   To help us with that I would like to introduce Anca Novacovici, founder of Eco-Coach Inc.  Anca is a sustainability consultant that supports businesses in getting new clients saving money and enhancing their brand by going green. To learn more about Anca and her services go to Eco-Coach.com.Beginner’s Guide to Creative Grow Sales by Going Green (free download)https://www.eco-coach.com/beginner-s-guide-to-going-greenThis episode is sponsored by: FreeeUp | This podcast is sponsored by Freeeup. The best place to find virtual assistants. Learn more by going to jamieirvine.ca/freeeup and use coupon code Jamie25 for a $25 discount.  Disclaimer: This podcast and description contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, the Build a Better Business Podcast may receive a small commission.Thank you for listening and I look forward to talking with you soon. 
Episode 145: With so much focus on growing your business online with digital strategies you may have not considered growing your business at tradeshows.You’re listening to the Build a Better Business podcast. I’m your host Jamie Irvine and this is the podcast where you will learn how to start, grow and one-day sell your business.In this episode, we are going to discuss how to grow your business at exhibits and tradeshows. To help us with that I would like to introduce Chris Kappes, Founder, and COO of Exhibitshub.  To learn more about Exhibitshub go to Exhibitshub.com.This episode is sponsored by:FreeeUp | This podcast is sponsored by Freeeup. The best place to find virtual assistants. Learn more by going to jamieirvine.ca/freeeup and use coupon code Jamie25 for a $25 discount.  Disclaimer: This podcast and description contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, the Build a Better Business Podcast may receive a small commission.Thank you for listening and I look forward to talking with you soon. 
Episode 144: My mentor once told me “if your business isn’t growing it’s shrinking.” This always motivated me to focus on growth. Today’s guest is a sales professional and he is going to help us by teaching us why the CEO shouldn’t be the one that sells for the company and how to build a sales process and a team to grow your business.  Mark Evans started his career as a Sales Account Manager and he eventually became the Director of Sales for Delta Defense. Now he is the founder of a sales training company called Standard Sales Company.   To learn more about the Standard Sales Company go to StandardSalesCo.com.This episode is sponsored by:FreeeUp | This podcast is sponsored by Freeeup. The best place to find virtual assistants. Learn more by going to jamieirvine.ca/freeeup and use coupon code Jamie25 for a $25 discount.  Disclaimer: This podcast and description contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, the Build a Better Business Podcast may receive a small commission.Thank you for listening and I look forward to talking with you soon. 
Episode 143: In this episode, we are going to discuss how to crack the funding code and get capital for your business. To help us with that I would like to introduce Judy Robinett.  Judy Robinett is a startup funding expert, investor, and author of the bestselling book, Crack the Funding Code: How Investors Think and What They Need to Hear to Fund Your Startup.To learn more about Judy Robinett go to JudyRobinett.com.This episode is sponsored by:FreeeUp | This podcast is sponsored by Freeeup. The best place to find virtual assistants. Learn more by going to jamieirvine.ca/freeeup and use coupon code Jamie25 for a $25 discount.  Disclaimer: This podcast and description contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, the Build a Better Business Podcast may receive a small commission.Thank you for listening and I look forward to talking with you soon. 
Episode 142: Who are you and how does that impact your businesses reputation?First, how can you define “authentic self?”An article on the HuffPost defined it this way:“There is another level of identity that is the real, true, genuine substance of who you are — your authentic self. That is who you are at your absolute core. It is the part of you not defined by your job, function or role. It is the composite of all your skills, talents and wisdom.”My guest today is James Dawson who is an entrepreneur who has built a landscaping business in Oregon. Life hasn’t been easy for James; he had abusive parents and has struggled with mental health issues that came from that abuse. James doesn’t hide from the truth of his situation. Instead, he is willing to be is authentic self and appropriately share his story with his customers. This creates trust and develops his business's reputation. In our discussion we mention episode 57 of the podcast entitled “Ride the ride for 30-Years with Tom Jackobs” and you can connect with James Dawson on LinkedIn.This episode is sponsored by:FreeeUp | This podcast is sponsored by Freeeup. The best place to find virtual assistants. Learn more by going to jamieirvine.ca/freeeup and use coupon code Jamie25 for a $25 discount.Disclaimer: This podcast and description contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, the Build a Better Business Podcast may receive a small commission.Thank you for listening and I look forward to talking with you soon. 
Episode 141: Business coaching is a process, a system that when followed produces consistent results. I’ve coached people from all different kinds of businesses and when they follow the system, they get the results. It’s just that simple.My guest today is a business coach who works with the ActionCoach group. In his 20-years of business experience, he has identified 4 pillars of business coaching that produce the results business owners are looking for when they hire a business coach. You can reach Monte Wyatt by going to his website: AddZerosNow.comThis episode is sponsored by:FreeeUp | This podcast is sponsored by Freeeup. The best place to find virtual assistants. Learn more by going to jamieirvine.ca/freeeup and use coupon code Jamie25 for a $25 discount.Disclaimer: This podcast and description contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, the Build a Better Business Podcast may receive a small commission.Thank you for listening and I look forward to talking with you soon.
Bonus Episode: I wanted to quickly check in with all of you and wish you a happy summer. I’ve been taking advantage of my time off doing some fun activities with my daughter and I’ve been working at home. If you would like to see more videos you can subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast. Your Next Step:If you would like to work with me directly go to jamieirvine.ca/ and schedule a 15-minute call to discuss how I can help you build a better business. This episode is sponsored by:FreeeUp | This podcast is sponsored by Freeeup. The best place to find virtual assistants. Learn more by going to jamieirvine.ca/freeeup and use coupon code Jamie25 for a $25 discount.  Disclaimer: This podcast and description contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, the Build a Better Business Podcast may receive a small commission.Thank you for listening and I look forward to talking with you soon. 
Episode 141: I’ve made a decision that was not easy to make but will be better for you in the long-term. I’ve decided to end season 3 a few episodes early. In this episode, I’ll explain when and what you can expect in season 4.  Visit JamieIrvine.ca for complete show notes of every episode and don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast. This podcast is sponsored by:Screen2Fit by Pro.file | FreeeUp | Trackstar Web Design | Process Street Disclaimer: This podcast and description contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, the Build a Better Business Podcast may receive a small commission.Thank you for listening and I look forward to talking with you soon. 
Episode 140: People can be either a great asset or they can be a total liability. In this episode, I will discuss how to hire, and fire people as needed in a way that is ethical and fair but ensures the success of your business. Episode Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Screen2Fit by Profile. A personality profile assessment tool that I have been using since 2009 to make better hiring decisions. Learn more at jamieirvine.ca/profile. This podcast is sponsored by:Screen2Fit by Pro.file | FreeeUp | Trackstar Web Design | Process Street Disclaimer: This podcast and description may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, the Build a Better Business Podcast may receive a small commission.Thank you for listening and I look forward to talking with you soon. 
Episode 139: How does the old saying go; “the only thing in life that is guaranteed is death and taxes.” Despite life being a gift filled with many blessings it isn’t a matter of “if” but rather “when” something unexpected happens.In episode 139 we are going to talk about how to prepare for life’s unexpected events because without your health and a solid financial plan all your hard work to build a better business could disappear in a blink of an eye.This podcast is sponsored by:Screen2Fit by Pro.file | FreeeUp | Trackstar Web Design | Process Street Disclaimer: This podcast and description contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, the Build a Better Business Podcast may receive a small commission.Thank you for listening and I look forward to talking with you soon. 
Episode 138: Sales is the engine of every business. As a solopreneur, small business owner, and sometimes even as the CEO of a small to medium corporation the role of an outbound salesperson falls on your shoulders. Therefore, developing your abilities as a sales professional is a critical part of building a better business because in the present you are responsible for growing your sales and in the future, you will have a sales team that you are responsible for managing. In episode 138 I will share 3 ways to be better in sales which will help you build a better business. This podcast is sponsored by:Screen2Fit by Pro.file | FreeeUp | Trackstar Web Design | Process Street Disclaimer: This podcast and description contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, the Build a Better Business Podcast may receive a small commission.Thank you for listening and I look forward to talking with you soon. 
Episode 137: We all want to succeed in business. We want to build a better business by pursuing a dream of making an impact in our ideal customer's life. To get an edge in business we are willing to make whatever sacrifices and investments are necessary to achieve our goals. That is why in episode 137 we are going to explore the connection between our employee’s health and the health of our business. This podcast is sponsored by:Screen2Fit by Pro.file | FreeeUp | Trackstar Web Design | Process Street Disclaimer: This podcast and description contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, the Build a Better Business Podcast may receive a small commission.Thank you for listening and I look forward to talking with you soon. 
Episode 136: Have you ever spent money with a graphic designer and the image just didn’t turn out the way you envisioned? Maybe you’ve tried to make graphics yourself and they aren’t very good. Have you ever wondered how some people seem to crank out all these amazing images on their social media posts?I recently found a tool that allows you to take control of your graphic designs and save you hundreds if not, thousands of dollars.This podcast is sponsored by:Screen2Fit by Pro.file | FreeeUp | Trackstar Web Design | Process Street Disclaimer: This podcast and description contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, the Build a Better Business Podcast may receive a small commission.Thank you for listening and I look forward to talking with you soon. 
Episode 135: Be vulnerable and your authentic self. This is advice you commonly hear but practically speaking how do you create an environment in your business where people genuinely feel comfortable being themselves and admitting when they are wrong or have made mistakes?This podcast is sponsored by:Screen2Fit by Pro.file | FreeeUp | Trackstar Web Design | Process Street Disclaimer: This podcast and description contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, the Build a Better Business Podcast may receive a small commission.Thank you for listening and I look forward to talking with you soon. 
Episode 134: What principle is universal and eternal in nature that will guarantee success? Have you ever heard the expression, “there is more happiness in giving than receiving?”  In this episode, I will interview someone who has applied the principle of giving exceptional value and we will talk about how it has produced extraordinary results for all those who apply it in their business and lives. This podcast is sponsored by:Screen2Fit by Pro.file | FreeeUp | Trackstar Web Design | Process Street Disclaimer: This podcast and description contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, the Build a Better Business Podcast may receive a small commission.Thank you for listening and I look forward to talking with you soon. 
Episode 133: The dream of becoming an entrepreneur and starting a business is enticing and has never been more popular. People fill their minds with thoughts of being the boss, pursuing their passions and creating a lifestyle that provides them with freedom and flexibility. They dream of starting the business, they dream of scaling the business, and they dream of receiving the rewards of all that effort and hard work. But most people don’t think about what they will do when the dream comes to an end and it’s time to sell the business. That is why I have brought on a business buying and selling expert.  This podcast is sponsored by:Screen2Fit by Pro.file | FreeeUp | Trackstar Web Design | Process Street Disclaimer: This podcast and description contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, the Build a Better Business Podcast may receive a small commission.Thank you for listening and I look forward to talking with you soon. 
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