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Cracking the Cash Flow Code

Too many businesses only last for one generation. A sustainable business is one that can last past your career. When you create a sustainable business, you have more options in how you live your life and that’s a good thing. Host: Josh Patrick, Stage 2 Solution (http://www.stage2solution.com)
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Now displaying: 2023
Sep 8, 2023

In this episode, Josh Patrick interviews Susan Renni Anderson on the topic of serving leadership and the importance of inspiring and empowering employees.

 

Three key takeaways for listeners:

  1. Learn how serving leadership can transform your organization and create a more engaged workplace.
  2. Discover the power of active listening and empathy in leadership.
  3. Explore practical strategies for implementing servant leadership in your own business or organization.
Sep 1, 2023

In this episode of "Cracking the Cash Flow Code," host Josh Patrick interviews Robert Silano, an expert in MEP Consulting, about the biggest mistakes he has made in his 43 years in business and the lessons he has learned. Silano emphasizes the importance of having written contracts, managing risks and insurance, and focusing on profitability rather than just sales.

Key takeaways:

  1. Trust is important, but it should be supported by written contracts to mitigate risks and ensure clarity.
  2. Understanding the financial aspects of the business, such as contracts and overhead, is crucial for profitability. 
  3. Managing cash flow, including timely payments to suppliers, plays a vital role in a company's success.
Aug 18, 2023

In this episode of "Cracking the Cash Flow Code," host Josh Patrick interviews Dr. Ralph H. Kilmann, who discusses conflict resolution, the importance of values in organizations, and the impact of culture on transformation. They emphasize the need for effective communication, collaboration, and trust in order to address conflicts and create a positive work environment.

  • Most people have 1 or 2 conflict modes that they use indiscriminately, and understanding the 8 attributes that help determine the most effective approach to conflict is crucial.
  • The importance of values in organizations is emphasized, with a focus on implementing core values and addressing cultural norms to create a more positive work environment.
  • The impact of culture on organizational transformation is discussed, highlighting the need for challenging dysfunctional norms and promoting behaviors that foster trust, collaboration, and success.
Jul 28, 2023

We're thrilled to share our latest episode featuring the inspiring Jack Flaherty, CEO and founder of The Decision Switch and the author of Better Decisions | Better Outcomes: 7 Principles of Successful Decision-Making. Jack dives deep into the pivotal role of empathy in decision-making, explaining how it shapes our choices and our legacy.

Get insights into the emotional and physical implications of our decisions and the importance of open dialogue for a supportive culture. We also delve into effective communication, drawing wisdom from Patrick Glincioni's book, The Advantage.

This episode is a journey into the heart of empathy in decision-making. Learn about the power of clear objectives and how they can align everyone in a team, stimulate productive communication, and foster trust.

Ready to see your decision-making process in a whole new light? Tune in now!

Jul 21, 2023
We're thrilled to bring you our latest episode "From Pitfalls to Profits: Small Business Accounting Insights with Cory Gayman". Get ready to dive deep into the world of small business accounting.
 
Join us as we chat with Cory, president, and owner of JCG CPA Firm, who shares his expert insights on common accounting pitfalls and strategies to avoid them. Discover the importance of maintaining a comprehensive paper trail, the risks of cash handling, and the significance of fostering a solid trust relationship with your employees.
 
In this enlightening conversation, we also explore the transformative benefits of digitizing documents, the critical role of cash flow statements, and how to use business dashboards effectively.
 
Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from a seasoned professional and elevate your small business accounting game! Tune in NOW!
Jul 14, 2023

Unlock the creative genius within you and transform your business with our latest podcast episode. We dive deep into the Think 8 methodology with its creator - the insightful CEO of Think8 Global, Mark Shekter.

 

In this enlightening conversation, we explore the 'what', 'why', and 'how' of your work using Mark’s revolutionary eight-step process. Discover how to unblock your creative potential, reignite your passion, and think differently about your business.

 

We also delve into how the Socratic Method of Management can spark critical thinking leading to innovative solutions. The importance of creating a culture that values every perspective, celebrates mistakes, and truly listens is also highlighted.

 

Don't miss this transformative journey! We've got the blueprint to your success sprinkled with creativity, innovation, and a healthy dose of Think 8.

Jul 7, 2023

Dive into the world of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) with our latest episode: "Unraveling the Mystery of ESOPs: A Deep Dive into Employee Stock Ownership Plans with David Blauzevern".

David, from CSG Partners, joins us to share his in-depth knowledge of ESOPs, discussing their potential to offer liquidity for owners, tax efficiency for companies, and equity for employees.

We explore the intricacies of setting up an ESOP, the advantages of managing a company with OpenBook management, and the incredible potential of ESOPs in business acquisitions.

This episode is an absolute must-listen for anyone looking to understand ESOPs and their multitude of benefits.

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Jun 30, 2023

Join us as we explore Mike's journey from high school dropout to successful entrepreneur, fueled by his passion and curiosity. Discover the power of peer mentorship, lifelong learning, and the 'win or learn' mindset in the world of entrepreneurship.

 

In this episode, we delve into the significance of combining personal passions with business pursuits, forming an effective advisory board, and strategies for long-term business success. Mike's insights from his experience in the hemp food industry are a must-hear for any aspiring business leader.

 

The episode is packed with unconventional wisdom and insights that promise to inspire and challenge your perspective on success.

 

Tune in and get ready to reshape your definition of business success!

 
 
Jun 23, 2023

Discover the transformative power of coaching in our latest episode of Cracking the Cash Flow Code! We chat with Saurahb, a certified financial analyst and author of "The CEO and the Coach."

Join us as we explore Saurahb's journey from being coached by Ana, a London-based coach, to their evolving professional relationship and profound friendship. Learn how Ana's guidance helped Saurahb navigate the tumultuous times of the pandemic and how their insightful book encapsulates the lessons they've learned together.

We also delve into why small business owners may resist coaching and the incredible value they might of sup be missing out on. Plus, we discuss the different types of support available, such as mentors, coaches, and thinking partners. Don't miss this episode and the valuable insights Saurabh has to share with you.

Jun 16, 2023

Unlock your sales potential and master the art of negotiation with our latest Cracking the Cash Flow Code episode featuring guest expert Brian Will, author of Know the Psychology of Sales and Negotiations and the Dropout Multimillionaire.

In this episode, we cover common mistakes business owners make, how to overcome a client's first objection and the importance of building trust with clients to ensure a successful sale. Brian also shares insights on understanding the client's fear of the unknown and emphasizes the significance of letting them know they can make the final decision in the process. Join us as we explore the nuances of sales and negotiation and how different personalities can thrive in this field. Discover practical tips and effective negotiation techniques that you can apply to your own business and achieve the success you deserve. Don't miss out on this valuable episode!

Jun 2, 2023

🎙️ New Podcast Episode Alert! 🎙️

Unlock the power of Empathic Marketing and transform your business with our latest Cracking the Cash Flow Code episode featuring marketing expert Mike Caldwell!

Discover the five essential steps of empathic marketing and learn how putting your customers first leads to more effective results for your business. Mike shares valuable insights on understanding your audience, using a pyramid to assess their level of awareness, and tailoring your message to resonate with them.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from a marketing expert like Mike Caldwell and discover the impact of empathic marketing on your business success. 🔥

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May 12, 2023

Have you ever wondered how someone could transition from law enforcement to running a successful ATM business? Join me as I chat with Paul Alex, CEO of ATM Together, about his fascinating entrepreneurial journey and the lessons he's learned along the way. Paul shares how he managed to start his business from scratch, thanks to the advice of a coworker and the financial savvy taught to him by his parents.

 

In this episode, we explore the challenges Paul faced in building a complicated business and the importance of delegation. Paul's background in law enforcement and his investment in self-education have helped him create a multimillion-dollar enterprise. Listen in to discover the ins and outs of the ATM business, the financial aspects, and how ATMs can be lucrative investments. You won't want to miss this fascinating conversation that delves into the world of ATM entrepreneurship and the secrets to Paul's success!

May 5, 2023

Welcome to our latest conversation, where we have the pleasure of speaking with Ron Saharyan, the Co-founder of Profit First Professionals. Today, we'll discuss the remarkable power of partnership and explore the crucial skills needed to make any collaboration successful. We'll be delving into the art of partnership, examining essential abilities, and hearing firsthand experiences from our expert guests.

Apr 28, 2023

Cracking the Cash Flow Code is back with another insightful episode, featuring Mark Ogden from Ogden Mechanical! With 20 years of experience in the mechanical engineering business, Mark shares his journey, challenges, and wisdom for those in blue-collar businesses and construction industries.

In this episode, we discuss:

✔️ Mark's journey from being an HVAC mechanic to entering sales

✔️ The importance of customer service in a business with no advertising budget

✔️ The need for promoting technical training in high schools and encouraging young people to pursue careers in trades

Don't miss out on this valuable conversation with Mark Ogden as we explore the key components of cracking the cash flow code and creating a sustainable business that can thrive for generations to come.

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