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Anything But Typical
64 minutes | 8 days ago
037: Navigating Acquisitions with Brandy Milazzo
Brandy Milazzo, the founding and managing partner at Ascension Law, has a wealth of knowledge around corporate law, mergers, and acquisitions. We get extremely tactical this episode with Brandy as she walks us through each aspect of an acquisition. Brandy talks about leaving a firm and mentor to create her own law firm. She shares common mistakes in the M&A world. She even shares lessons from growing up around NASCAR. This episode is an incredible weaving between Brandy's story and the vast knowledge she has gained over her career. Be sure to check out Ascension Law and connect with Brandy on LinkedIn.
57 minutes | 22 days ago
036:Creating The Future and Growing Strategically
Brandon Lindsey is the Founder & CEO at Dream on 3, as well as VP of Operations at Hoopaugh Grading. Throughout the conversation with Brandon, he talks about the pivotal point where he changed his priorities and what was most important in his life. Brandon is helping lead the way to the future at Hoopaugh by being early adapters of technology such as Virtual Reality. Brandon discussed the HGC Academy, a 20,000 square foot facility that houses simulators to train on, training rooms, a podcast studio, and more. By utilizing cutting edge technology, they are able to train employees in a safer, more cost effective, and incredibly effective manner. Brandon also discusses growth strategies and lessons learned. We talk about company culture and how to handle integration through an acquisition. Check out Hoopaugh and connect with Brandon on LinkedIn.
58 minutes | a month ago
035: Starting & Building A Business Together
Over 19 years ago, Amy Pack and Patty Comer had a vision for a company. Today, they are still running AccruePartners together, taking vacations together, and maintaining a great relationship through it all. In this episode, we walk through the creation and founding of AccruePartners. We discuss the dynamics of a partnership from co-founding to growing the business. We learn about innovation and forward thinking strategies. Amy and Patty also take us behind the scenes on things such as culture, people, and values. Be prepared to take away many lessons on how to work with others on a vision and have fun while succeeding along the way! Check out Accrue Partners , reach out to them at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com, and connect with Patty and Amy on LinkedIn.
57 minutes | 2 months ago
034: The Blend of Visionary & Integrator
What happens when a business grows beyond its current capacity? Jackrabbit Cofounder Mark Mahoney talks about the growing pains of 20-30 employees. He was wearing significantly more hats than he should. Finally, Mark and Jackrabbit brought in COO Darin Soll. Darin and Mark complemented each other and allowed each to do what they enjoyed the most and were best at. Their roles were defined as Visionary and Integrator. In this episode, Mark and Darin share what their business structure is, what a Visionary and Integrator actually do, and how this change allowed the company to flourish. This is a must listen for anybody looking to provide structure, consistency, and growth to their company! Check out Jackrabbit on their Web site, connect and follow Mark and Darin on LinkedIn. And head over to abtpodcast.com for past episodes and clips.
60 minutes | 2 months ago
033: Disrupting Industries with CEO Chris Nadeau
After a 26 year career in the US Army, Chris Nadeau began the next phase of his career. That military experience steered Chris to prioritize leadership, team building, clear communication, and culture. When Chris was suddenly given only 4 hours to choose between uprooting his family again or losing his job, he knew it was time to stop relying on others. And from that, Haversack was born. Chris has built Haversack to disrupt the logistics industry. The culture and processes breed innovation, all the way down to explaining to potential employees how they will be expected to fail because they will be pushing the envelope to innovate. So the question is, how can we innovate instead of imitate? How can we become a company of 1 instead of a commodity. Check out Chris' episode to find out. Check out Haversack and connect with Chris on LinkedIn.
62 minutes | 3 months ago
032: Buying 2 Companies in a Week- Ben McDonald
What would it take for you to leave your current situation and take a leap into a new and exciting venture? This episode, Ben is thrown into the hot seat as Gary interviews him. In a matter of 10 days, Ben has announced becoming an owner of BGW Wealth as well as Crossfit Huntersville. Gary takes Ben through his entrepreneurship journey of starting a company in college, handling employees for the first time, navigating an exit, and buying businesses. Ben shares mistakes, low points, and lessons throughout the episode. He also goes into his transition from running a successful financial advising office to owning and operating a wealth management firm. As you listen, ask yourself what things you would need in your life to make a change? What are those "must haves" that are important in your life? Be sure to check out BGW Wealth, and follow Ben on LinkedIn and @BenMcDonaldNC on Instagram.
62 minutes | 3 months ago
031: Getting More Leads Than You Can Handle- Jimmy Coleman
Jimmy Coleman left a successful medical sales role to start his own company teaching businesses how to generate prospects and leads for their businesses. Frustration with leaders learning from Jimmy only to go back to their old bad business habits led Coleman to figure out a better solution.He knew he was on to something when 2 companies, one of which being the social media platform TikTok, called Jimmy up and told him to turn off the lead generator. Each company had more leads than they could handle. This was the beginning of a year that would take the 27 year old from overseeing a small company with only a few employees to 30 employees.Jimmy shares strategies to use, mistakes to avoid, and much more surrounding marketing for your business.Check out Coleman's company Lead Baller, follow Jimmy on LinkedIn, and find more episodes and clips of Anything But Typical at abtpodcast.com.
29 minutes | 3 months ago
030: Fourth & Final 2020 Highlight
As a final lookback on Anything But Typical's 2020, we have our 4th highlight episode. Vanessa Vaughn Mathews discusses being willing to share struggles and help each other over our business hurdles. Mark Linsz shares the power of giving and receiving feedback. Michelle Tunno Buelow dives in to using a business to give back, create a positive impact, and how to bring your customers in the experience with you. Nick & Gio Gallo go into laying the foundation of a culture in doing the right thing and doing things the right way. Spencer Lueders gets tactical on leading an organization through empowerment and serving those within the company. And our own Gary Frey shares a story about impactful leaders in his career and how important highlighting your team members can be. Thank you again for an amazing 2020 and all of the support. be sure to check out abtpodcast.com for more clips from past episodes.
24 minutes | 4 months ago
029: 2020 Highlight #3
Looking back again at Anything But Typical's 2020, we're sharing more highlights from our guests. Mac Lackey talks about looking at talent differently, and how it isn't a bad thing to have authentic and open conversations about your employee's future after working for you. Colin Pinkney gives us permission to fail and encourages us to do so. Hilary Porta guides us on how we can learn ourselves to create the future we want. David Privitera harps on the importance of who you surround yourself with and discusses Bottom Up Leadership. Erin Connair discusses how she handles goal setting and how different timelines achieve different results. Greg Barnes takes us through his early lessons as an entrepreneur and how we can learn from what he's lived. Enjoy another lookback on 2020 and be sure to check out the show at ABTpodcast.com.
62 minutes | 4 months ago
028: Creating The Best Place To Work In Charlotte
Hylaine CEO Adam Boitnott and Director of Employee Engagement Chrissy Reed join us to share how they built a culture that attracts and retains top talent. Hylaine is a software consulting company that was named The Best Place To Work In Charlotte. In this episode, Adam discusses the creation and growth of Hylaine. Chrissy provides insight to creating a culture where employees can feel truly comfortable and valued. Both go deep on what they do differently and how they set themselves apart.Anybody who has ever been interested in tangible strategies around culture, employee retention, talent attraction, or business growth better get their pens and paper ready for this episode. Check out Hylaine at their Web site, connect with Adam and Chrissy on LinkedIn. And be sure to check out the Anything But Typical Web Site.
27 minutes | 4 months ago
027: 2020 Highlight Episode #2
Looking back again on 2020, we have 6 more amazing guests to highlight.Jeffrey Gitomer, The King of Sales, lectures on the importance of putting your focus on what matters instead of getting caught up with the color of your logo or what font you use in a holiday card. Daniel McCollum differentiates between going all in on a niche and having a plan B. Jeni Bukolt shares her second favorite F word, failure. Chris Elmore shares his process that allows him to create an immense amount of writing content. Stacy Cassio shares the value of the fresh eyes and the issue with most corporate mentorship programs. Jeff Wolfberg talks about how important it is to be a cheerleader once your business gets to a certain size.
25 minutes | 4 months ago
026: 2020 Highlight Episode #1
We're checking out the best of Anything But Typical's 2020. In this first highlight episode, we have Jesse Cole taking us deep on creating unbelievable fan experiences for your customers or clients. Tana Greene discusses the importance of real core values. Robert Fish corrects us on pivots and what it truly should look like to change directions. Chad Jenkins guides us on knowing people, discovering strengths, and using that to head the right direction. Landon Eckles dives into putting the ego aside and surrounding yourself with people who are better than you at certain things so you can become a better version of yourself. And Caleb Musser differentiates gift giving in business for appreciation and for prospecting.
81 minutes | 5 months ago
025: Going Live with The King Of Sales Jeffrey Gitomer
If you are in sales or running a business, there's a good chance you've heard on Jeffrey Gitomer. You've probably read one of his 16 #1 Best Sellers, heard him speak, or more recently go live every day on social media. Jeffrey discusses how going live on his platforms at 9:59am EST until 10:30 every day has doubled his following and increased his sales.Jeffrey has a new book coming out called Go Live, Turn Virtual Connections Into Paying Customers. In this episode we dive in to the lessons within the book, his writing process, mistakes most salespeople and business leaders make, and much more.Jeffrey also gets tactical by offering specific resources to connect on a deeper level with customers, becoming more memorable, and being able to achieve on your terms.Check out Jeffrey at www.gitomer.com to pre-order his new book, listen to his podcast Sell or Die, and follow Jeffrey on LinkedIn, as well as Instagram @JeffreyGitomer and Twitter @Gitomer.Then head over to www.abtpodcast.com to check out every episode, business clips from the show, and much more.
67 minutes | 5 months ago
024: Navigating Two Businesses Through A Pandemic with Erin Padgett
Sitting in a Five Guys burger restaurant in August 2013, Erin Padgett began scribbling a business plan for her first company on the back of her receipt. The top half of the receipt focused on the four things she needed: a name, logo, web site, and making it a legal entity. The bottom half of the receipt was who she wanted to be as a business owner and who she wanted to serve. What was going to differentiate her and her business?Now going in to her 8th year as a business owner, Erin owns and runs Erin Padgett Events as well as Bluebird Bridal. In this episode, she talks about balancing the day to day operations of a service business and a retail company. We dive in to how her team has allowed her to focus on the business that needs her most in that moment without worrying about the other falling apart. Erin walks us through her rebranding of Bluebird Bridal. And with companies serving the events and wedding industries, she shares how she has led her businesses through the pandemic.Have a pen and notepad ready to take notes on this one. Erin is an unbelievable example of an anything but typical entrepreneur.Check her out on Instagram @Erinpadgettevents and @BluebirdbridalNC. Check out the web sites of both Bluebird Bridal and Erin Padgett Events.Check out more on Anything But Typical at our site abtpodcast.com.
46 minutes | 6 months ago
023: The Art of Buying and Selling Businesses with Greg Barnes
Greg Barnes began his entrepreneurial journey in his early 20's by purchasing a tow truck on credit. He had a vision, created a plan, and took the leap that so many are too afraid to take. Fast forward to today and Greg has created 6 businesses, 4 of which he was able to sell. Now he is the CEO at Transworld Business Advisors Charlotte Downtown. He uses his past experience and success to help others fulfill their dreams of buying or selling a company.In this episode, Greg takes us through some of his stories as a young business owner. He gives us key lessons learned. Greg discusses negotiating a business transaction on the buy and sell side. We also get in to marketing and business growth strategies.Be sure to check Greg out on LinkedIn and on his Web Site.
59 minutes | 6 months ago
022: Impact Businesses and B-Corps with Founder & CEO Michelle Tunno Buelow
The failure rate for small businesses is astronomical. The failure rate for first time entrepreneurs is even higher. Michelle Tunno Buelow beat those odds while also having her business, Bella Tunno, donate a meal to a child in need for every product they sell since day one!Today, Bella Tunno has given almost 5 million meals to children. In this episode, Michelle shares about the differences of an impact driven company. We go deep in to what a B-Corporation is. She talks about systems in place in the company to ensure integrity and commitment to the mission. Michelle also discusses the perks of a purpose centered organization from things such as loyalty, employee motivation, and culture.This is a must listen for anybody in a leadership position as well as anyone with a passion to have a positive impact on the world. Connect with Michelle on LinkedIn, check out Bella Tunno and follow them on Instagram @BellaTunno.
61 minutes | 7 months ago
021: Top Level Leadership with Founder & President Jeff Wolfberg
Jeff Wolfberg has built two startups that turned in to industry leaders. He's been able to successfully exit each company. With Jeff's experience overseeing companies from 1 employee to over 1,000, he shared many thoughts and lessons on leading companies of all different sizes.Today Jeff runs CEO Focus of the Carolinas, where he conducts business advisory boards as well as coaches and consults for companies. In this episode, Jeff takes us through his journey of starting and selling his first business. We dive in to mistakes and misconceptions that has shaped his journey. Anybody who is in a leadership position will be able to take a lot away from this episode.Check out Jeff on LinkedIn, and check out CEO Focus of the Carolinas.
60 minutes | 7 months ago
020: Habits of a Renaissance Man, Founder & President Spencer Lueders
"Finding what you have energy for is where you need to be" Spencer Lueders is the founder of the nonprofit 24 Foundation, has had a 21 year career as an attorney, is the owner and President of State Building Services, is the Founder of Ride Rock Hill, and is a husband and a parent. If anybody understands prioritizing focus and spending time where you get the most energy, it's Spencer.Spencer shared with us habits such as his morning routine, which starts at 4:20am. He discusses some of the most pivotal points in his life and the lessons he has taken away from them. We discuss scalability of organizations and how important it is to have the right people in the right seats. We hit on this and much more.Enjoy the lessons found throughout Spencer's journey. Be sure to follow him on LinkedIn and on Instagram @Spencerlueders. Check out 24 Foundation and State Building Services.
71 minutes | 8 months ago
019: Successfully Exit Your Business, CEO & Founder Mac Lackey
When looking to discuss scaling and exiting companies, Mac Lackey immediately comes to mind. Mac has had 6 exits, including multiple 8 figure exits. He has now created a community called The FENX to help entrepreneurs escape the grind and pursue what matters most to them. He has a mastermind focusing on scaling and selling companies called ExitDNA.In this episode, Mac talks through his journey of businesses and exits. He provides a plethora of advice on how to prep your company to sell. We discuss why it is so important to be in a position to be able to sell, even if that is not your goal. Mac shares how he gets valuations well above industry averages.To learn more about Mac, go to The FENX , maclackey.com , and connect with Mac on LinkedIn.
65 minutes | 8 months ago
018: Handling Risk In Your Organization, Founder Vanessa Vaughn Mathews
Vanessa Vaughn Mathews was sitting in her car, when within seconds the winds picked up, things were flying past her windows, and a lady was holding on to a lamp post to prevent herself from flying away. This experience changed Vanessa's perspective on crises and led her down a career path of risk management.After working for The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Lowe's, and Gulfstream Aerospace, Vanessa founded a business resilience advisory firm. In this conversation, Vanessa lays out how companies should be preparing for crises ahead of time, how to handle an unexpected issue, and how to appropriately build a diverse and inclusive work culture.Vanessa also dives in to the racial discrimination within our country, what we can be doing about it, and how business leaders should be responding.To learn more about Vanessa, connect with her on LinkedIn , check out Asfalis Advisors, or on social media @AsfalisAdvisors.
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