Our host, Robert Fukui is a certified teacher and coach and the president of i61 Business Development Network. Robert holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from San Jose State University and an accomplished 24-year career in marketing/sales with companies such as Coca-Cola, Novartis Pharmaceutical and Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Over the course of his professional career, he has been privileged to be instrumental in the launch of six major brands, personally responsible for over $150 million in revenue and a recipient of national sales and leadership development awards. His successful experience in sales/marketing through ever-changing economic conditions has positioned him to be able to assist other businesses to achieve similar success in any economic environment.
The High Stakes of Exiting Your Business
Business owners are excited when starting their business and go through a series of highs and lows of operating and building it for success. While planning for business success is always top of mind, only a few plan for an exit until it’s too late. Only 30% of all first generation businesses successfully transfer it to the next. Primarily because they start planning their exit too late not realizing what’s involved and what’s at stake. So listen to this episode where I interview Pat Ennis of Ennis Legacy Partners who have helped businesses plan and execute successful exits since 2010.
Random Marketing Thoughts
In this episode we’re going to pepper you with various thoughts around marketing that can help you be more successful in your efforts. From social media, SEO, web design, writing good content, or choosing a good agency, you never know what topic we hit on that will help you out. Ready, set, click to listen!
Power Couples in Business
Many married couples do not want to mix business with pleasure. Doing business with your spouse is a disaster waiting to happen…or so they say. But if done right, not only can the marriage survive, it can thrive with your business benefiting as well. Take a listen as my wife, Kay Lee, and I interview the power couple of Jerome and Kelly Leonard of Taylor-Leonard Corporation.
Unlock the great leader that you are called to be. In honor of presidents day, let’s look at the makeup of a great leader and see what type you fall in. In researching great leaders like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, it is clear that great leaders are not cookie cutter like. They come in all shapes, sizes and backgrounds. So let this encourage you as you have what it takes to be a great leader. Listen in to this President’s Day special.
What Prevents Growth Series: #3 Going Alone
Many entrepreneurs are independent by nature. They have a hard time conforming into a 9 to 5 office type environment and reporting to other people. So being a business owner makes sense because they are free to create and do what they want to do. While this works well for the most part, it does have its limitations.
This sense of independence also carries with it a sense of going alone. The entrepreneur typically feels like they have to do it all by themselves which may be why the business is not growing as big and fast as it could be.
Take a listen to this episode as we share how “going alone” may be holding your business back.
What Prevents Growth Series – #2 Being Too Busy
Can being too busy actually limit the growth of your business? Busy is what all business owners strive to be, right? Busy with serving right customers yes but many times the business owner is busy doing a lot of things like handling a lot of duties that are not necessarily productive for the business. And even when the business is busy with customers, sometimes it’s not the right type of customers. Tune in this week and listen what this all means and what you can do to correct your busyness and grow your business.
What Prevents Growth Series – Limited Thinking
If you’re looking to grow in 2019, you might want to ask yourself if your expectations too small. One of the primary reasons for no or limited growth is your limited thinking. This will shrink your vision and expectations and your actions will follow. So for 2019, expand your horizons and plan for bigger! Tune in and listen.
Want to reach your goals for 2019? Why not come up with one word that can be the theme for the year that you live out in business and in life. Better than a New Years resolution, one word is easy to remember, to follow and live up to. Something that you can live out everyday that can make a big impact over the course of the year. It’s simple and can keep you focused. Tune is as I discuss my One Word and how you should come up with one as well.
Celebrate Your Success
As an entrepreneur you most likely set a variety of goals for the year and beyond. Sometimes you achieve them, sometimes you don’t. But how often do you celebrate those successes? If you’re like me, once you achieve one set of goals, its on to the next one. This New Year’s Eve special, we talk about the importance of celebrating even the smallest of achievements. You’ve accomplished much in 2018, it’s time to Celebrate!
Faith and Hope for 2019
A Christmas present for you entrepreneurs. It takes a lot of faith and hope to be an entrepreneur. You have to take an idea and develop a profitable venture without guarantees. So how do you maintain having a positive outlook in the face of adversity or challenges in your business? Listen in as Eric and I talk about ways to maintain your faith that your business will be better in 2019 then it was this year or years past.