The Evolution of One Business Into Another and Another and Another!, Eric Robichaud of Green Goddess Supply

Today we were joined on the show by business owner Eric Robichaud. Eric is the owner of Green Goddess Supply, a supplier of premium quality smoking accessories and home grow products. During the show Eric takes us on his journey from software engineer/nerdy computer guy to now being the weed guy!

Unemployable, Terry Walkerly of Filta Environmental NEO

Today we were joined on the show by business owner and former MVP business coaching client Terry Walkerly. Terry is the owner of Filta Environmental NEO, a leading provider of cooking oil micro filtration services to restaurants and other food establishments. Over his career Terry has owned several business including ones he’s both started as well as purchased. Although he barely made it through high school, Terry describes himself as a lifelong learner who has read just about every business book out there. Combining that with the school of hard knocks and Terry has a lot of wisdom and insights to share.

How Do I Become More Patient?

Sometimes you need to slow down to speed up. We know it’s counterintuitive. The answer isn’t always to push harder or get more information. Believe it or not, it’s often best to do nothing. To sleep on it. For a small business owner this is easier said than done. Especially if you’re one of those very driven individuals who has trouble taking it easy and slowing down.

How Do I Get My Team In Sync?

Communication is always a challenge, whether in business or in life. We often meet business owners who lament about the challenges of trying to get their team on the same page. It might sound something like, “How do I make sure everyone knows what is going on?” Or “Why isn’t everyone rowing in the same direction?”

Procedures Aren’t The Answer!

We’ve heard from a lot of business owners over the years who are looking for a checklist to run their businesses. It’s often described as something like “do these 17 things in this order and you’re guaranteed to have success.” So is getting all these systems and procedures and SOPs in place really the answer for your business? Or should you focus on attracting and retaining the best people to be part of your Organization?

How Do You Combat The Great Resignation?

If you’ve listened to our show for a while or if you know us off the air, you likely know that we are big fans of Inc. Magazine. Not only do they usually have great articles related to entrepreneurs that are easily digestible, they also have many inspirational stories. We saw a recent article addressing something that is impacting every business (large or small), The Great Resignation. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, between April 2021 and September 2021 over 24 million American employees left their jobs.

How Do You Define Success?

Do you consider yourself successful? This is a question that’s easy to ask, but really takes some thought to answer. Too many small business owners wouldn’t use the word successful to describe themselves. You’re more likely to hear them use words with more negative connotations like overwhelmed, frustrated, or just simply worn out. I guess it’s a matter of what you focus on.

Turning A Hobby Into A Business, Pete White of Abstract Ocean

Today we were joined on the show by entrepreneur Pete White. Pete is the co-owner of Abstract Ocean along with his wife Christal. During the show Pete shared his journey from a full-time job in the IT world to a business owner by pursuing a hobby related to their new Tesla vehicle back in 2013.