1. Getting Your Small Business Unstuck

For owners that want to get their business growing again

What you did to get your business to where it is today, is NOT what you need to do to get your business where it needs to be now. Businesses growth requires different actions as the market changes. Barry has identified 6 ways that businesses get stuck, causing their growth to slow. By simply making changes to these ineffective patterns, your business can start to flourish again. Areas discussed are sales, marketing, social media, finance, personal productivity, managing employees and customer service.

You will learn:

  1. How to boost revenue without ever having to sell again.
  2. How to never run out of cash in your business again.
  3. How to increase your personal productivity (and your staff’s) by 100%.
  4. How to use your employees to build a profitable business.
  5. How targeted social media can change your business.
  6. How customer service is now the new marketing in a reputation based economy.

 2. Escape the Double Helix Trap and Boost Your Sales

For Owners and Managers in Development Roles

Every small business owner knows the drill. When business is booming, they ignore their sales and marketing efforts. Then, business slows down as a result and they turn your attention back to sales and marketing. This is a hamster’s wheel to nowhere. Their business will remain flat-lined and stuck as long as they stay on the Double Helix treadmill. Barry will show how to grow a small business by tossing out the old paradigms and traditional sales techniques through his easy to follow step by step guide. Follow the steps outlined in this module and every sales funnel will always be full.

You will learn:

  1. The Relationship Ratings Methods: Forget about getting sales, have a system to create systematic relationships. We actually can’t sell anything to anyone, we just need to be there when people are ready to buy!
  2. The Rapid Release Strategy: The exact method to avoid long, fruitless sales cycles, and how to get prospects to a buying decision in one-tenth of the time.
  3. The Cringe Factor: The simple but highly effective method to identify employees, customers and vendors who are costing you too much time and money.
  4. The Amplifier Effect: The most powerful technique for growing sales and marketing awareness without taking up any additional effort.

 3. The Magic Formula For Small Business Success

For Business Owners and Managers that want to make more money

With Barry’s 25 years in small business, he has finally discovered the “magic formula” to make more profit at any company. Business “gurus” make it seem so complicated, bit it is really simply:

P X P = P where People multiplied times Process means more Profit.

In this session, he teaches participates how small business can take a quantum leap in just 180 days to grow the profit in their business. He shows what and how to implement each part of the equation.

You will learn:

  1. People – People are the key to your business growth and prosperity. In The Magic Formula, participants discover the one thing you need to attract and keep the team they so desperately need to help their business grow.
  2. Process – Right now their business may in reality be more like a glorified job – working for a crazy person (You!). With the systems they’ll have in place after this session, they’ll enjoy greater freedom, cash flow and control than ever before… Not to mention a renewed passion for what got them started in the first place!
  3. Profit – Once they have the systems and people in place, it’s critical to watch their key metrics. They will get the financial tools they need to stay on top of the numbers so they can see the growth, be alerted early for upcoming potholes in the road, and consistently keep their cash flow where it needs to be for their business to grow – without overloading on debt.

 4. Small Business Hacks: 25 Shortcuts for Your Success

For Small Business Owners and Managers

Running a small business is hard and confusing. Most entrepreneurs start a company to solve a problem and just want to focus on doing only that with customers. Unfortunately, managing all the other parts in a business and the people “gets in the way”. 

This is a high speed presentation that will rapidly go through the best 25 tips, tricks and work arounds for anyone in a small business to be able to accomplish critical tasks in seven steps or less. No more angst over the issue or searching for the right solution on the web. These hacks will allow you to quickly bust through most problems you will encounter and leave more time to do what you love at your company.

5.  Stop the Insanity: 10 Real Tricks to Skyrocket your Productivity

Stop confusing being busy with productivity. Recent studies have indicated that multi-tasking can cause brain damage. At the very least, it prevents you from doing any one thing to the best of your ability…and it certainly does not allow more to get done effectively. Here’s the thing: Every employee will mimic the way the owner works. They could soon have a team filled with inefficient, multi-tasking workers all running around chasing their tails. This session uncovers ways to get more done in half the time, even in this interruption-based culture. Better still, it will learn how to guide employees to do the same.

6. Breaking the Cash Crunch

“As a business owner, I sleep like a baby. I go to bed early and wake up at midnight screaming my head off.” Sound familiar? Most small business owners spend a ton of energy and time worrying about their financial obligations. We’ve all felt the crunch of the Great Recession. Cash flow has slowed to a trickle, bank financing is out of the question and customers take longer to pay their bills. Recent surveys indicate that only 5% of business owners understand the secrets to overcoming the crunch and never being short of cash again. Learn them in this session and never run out of cash again.

7. Building a Team that Lasts

One of the most difficult elements of growing a business is hiring and holding onto the right employees. A good rule of thumb is to be slow to hire and quick to fire. Unfortunately, not many business owners follow this advice. Instead, they hire the first person that reasonably fits the role before they’ve learned enough about that person. Then, when the employee doesn’t work out, they hesitate to fire them no matter how many other team members are affected by the incompetence. Learn how to stop the employee merry-go-round once and for all. In this session, you’ll learn the steps it takes to effectively hire, train, manage and fire people to provide the maximum leverage for your business.

8. You Need to Be A Little Crazy To Start and Run Your Own Business

For Both First-Time and Experienced Entrepreneurs

The best way to debunk myths about start-up business is to tell the truth: You have to be crazy to start a business. Entrepreneurs live at the complex intersection of business, financial health, physical well-being, spiritual wholeness and family life. Tidbits of insight will vaporize isolation, encourage self-reflection and refresh the spirit of anyone running their own business.

9. Delivering Customer Service in A Social Media World

For a long time, a company’s commitment to outstanding customer service began and ended in its mission statement. The goal of the customer being number one in most companies is not translated into tactics for training the staff. This is all changing in a 24/7 connected world.

The truth is that customer service has become the key marketing weapon. In this new age of social media, traditional advertising has become all but meaningless while customer reviews, or “earned media,” take center stage in a customers’ buying decision. All businesses need to turn their attention to their customer service since it directly influences the online reputation a company has forever. This session teaches how to create an effective Customer Service Manifesto for any company so it can be implemented at every level of your organization

  1. The world is your competition. With no geographic boundaries, almost every product or service has become a commodity. Your only sustainable competitive advantage is customer loyalty through great service. If I can get what you sell anywhere, why should I put up with bad service?
  2. With self service kiosks and websites, companies can now personalize the customer experience. Every company can now call you by name, remember what you purchased and recommend what you like. This expectation does not get lower anywhere we surf on the internet, each time we call your company or walk into your brick and mortar locations.
  3. Reputation is forever. Your company’s biggest fear was that a disgruntled customer would tell seven people. A dissatisfied customer can now tell 7 million people on social media. Companies can no longer control the conversation about their brands through advertising.

Audience: Any manager or owner wanting to make customer service a part of the DNA for their organization

You will learn:

  1. Why customer service is your only sustainable competitive advantage.
  2. Why you need to personalize the customer experience or get left behind.
  3. With social media, why customer service is the new marketing.
  4. How to bust the 20 myths of customer service that hold your company back right now.
  5. How to develop a formula to determine the economic value each customer contributes.
  6. How to develop a two-way customizable customer service manifesto.
  7. How to develop action plans for CEOs, line managers, and customer service reps.
  8. How to get your best customers to stay and fire the harmful ones.

Other break out topics available:

  • 9 Simple Ways to Get Your Email Opened and Read
  • How to Turn a Terrible Idea into a Great Business
  • Do You Have What it takes to be a Millionaire Owner?
  • Take the Test: Determine Your Small Business Health Score
  • 5 Ways Social Media is Killing Your Business
  • 10 Business Lessons to Know By the Time You’re 40
  • 10 Ways to Steal Customers From Your Competitors
  • 10 Phrases that can Solve Any Work Problem
  • 5 Lessons Every Manager Should Learn
  • How to Maximize Referrals for Your Company
  • How to Manage Virtual Employees
  • The 9 Biggest Money Wasters in Your Business

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