work life balance

Ep 37: Concierge Wealth Owner Helps Clients Achieve Financial Goals

On today’s podcast, we’re talking with J.B. Morris, founder of Concierge Wealth Management based in Boston. Find out how he helps high earners in their 30s and 40s develop financial plans.

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Ep 36: How a ‘True-Born Leader’ Created His Own Marketing Team

On today’s podcast, we’re talking with Todd Bertsch, owner of Evolve Marketing and a leader in the web design industry. Find out how this self-described “true-born leader” created his company.

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Ep 34: Accounting Firm Owner Helps Businesses Navigate Tricky Tax System

On today’s podcast, we’re talking with John Briggs, owner of Incite Tax. He helps business owners navigate the chaotic IRS system.

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Ep 33: Staffing Firm Founder Shares Secrets to Professional Success

On today’s podcast, we’re talking with John Bernatovicz, founder and president of Willory, a staffing and consulting firm focused on HR and payroll.

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Ep 32: The ‘Business Doctor’ Helps Clients Get Unstuck

On today’s podcast, we’re talking with Lauren Goldstein, founder and CEO of the boutique business strategy consulting firm Golden Key Partnership.

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Ep 31: The Number One Mistake I Made in Business

On today’s podcast, I’ll share the number one mistake I made in my business when I was starting out and how you can avoid this problem.

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Ep 30: Business Owner and Author Shares His Profit-First Approach

On today’s podcast, meet Mike Michalowichz, creator and author of Profit First, which hundreds of thousands of companies across the globe use to drive profit. Find out how he made a fortune, lost it all and is now helping others.

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Ep 24: Boutique Business Owner Focuses on Work-Life Balance and Helping Women

On today’s episode of the Small Business, Big Deal podcast, our guest is Aimee Rosenow, owner of Evoke Creative Topeka. Find out why she left one business and started another and how her work-life balance has changed.

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Ep 18: How a Recruiter Helps Businesses Find and Hire Quality Employees

Stephanie Roberts chose a career in recruiting after being inspired by her mother to help people. Find out how she started her business, how she manages a work-life balance and what common misconceptions people have about her industry.

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Ep 16: Inside Richard Holman’s Custom Embroidery and Printing Business

Running a small business mostly on your own can be tough. Hear from the owner of LKS Imagine about how he finds customers, manages the workload and what he wishes he knew when he started.

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Ep 13: Meet the Man Behind Mammoth Sports Construction

On today’s podcast, we introduce you to Jake Farrant, founder and president of Mammoth Sports Construction. Find out how this booming family business became an industry leader in sports field construction, national cemetery renovations and golf course installation.

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Ep 12: From Journalism to Law, Eric Weslander Enjoys Solving Problems

Eric Weslander is a natural-born problem solver. This former journalist turned attorney talks about making the switch to a legal career and why he is aggressive about protecting his personal time. Find out more about his career and the work he’s doing at Stevens & Brand.

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Ep 11: ‘You Better Dial for Dollars’: Adriana Bates’ Competitive, Data-Driven Business Plan

Meet Adriana Bates, the driven, hard-charging leader of Clear Mortgage. Find out how she has used her competitive nature and love of data to make her business more successful than ever, even during a pandemic.

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Ep 10: The Business of the Internet with Adam Fichman

Our guest today began coding at the age of six and has built a successful career working on the internet. Adam Fichman of Lifted Logic in Kansas City joins us to talk about working with Facebook early on, finding your purpose as an entrepreneur, and building authentic relationships with employees.

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Ep 9: Supporting the Homeless and Impoverished of Topeka with Barry Feaker

Barry Feaker has held the Executive Director position at the Topeka Rescue Mission for more than three decades. During that time, his organization has made a huge impact on the community and the people that need support. He’s seen a lot of change through the years, including the most recent shift that COVID-19 has caused. Join us as we learn more about the TRM.

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Ep 8: Putting Profit First with Consultant Tracy Jepson

Every business relies on profit to stay afloat and one Kansas State grad is helping small businesses around the country maximize their operation. Tracy Jepson, CEO of TLJ Consulting, joins us today to share some of her processes and advice for putting profit first, insight into the mistakes owners commonly make, and the lessons she’s learned for her own operation.

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Ep 7: Building Homes and a Business With Your Spouse with Greg & Carol Rau

Growing a business is a challenge on its own but what if you were trying to do it with your significant other? That’s what Greg and Carol Rau have done at Apple Tree Homes in Lawrence. Today we’ll spotlight their story to find out what additional challenges working with a spouse creates, their passion for building custom homes, and how technology impacts their business.

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Ep 6: Leadership, Trust, and Building Influence with Kyle Ginavan

Our next guest takes us to Kansas City and the technology sector. Kyle Ginavan, CEO of One HQ, shares his passion for technology, how to build leadership through trust, and what he does to maintain balance for himself and his team.

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Ep 5: Marketing Strategy and Lessons in Finance with Matt Nelson

On this episode, we talk with Matt Nelson, CEO of Income for Life, about his retirement planning business. We’ll devote a lot of the conversation to marketing, which is a key component to survival in that industry. Learn what’s worked, what hasn’t, and why he uses the ESPN mentality for growing his client base. And of course we’ll talk successes, failures, and lessons learned.

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Ep 4: Self-Discipline and Adaptability with Randy Dick of Kaw Valley Insurance

From just starting out to adapting to the current challenges and needs of your clients, Randy Dick shares a great perspective on being a small business owner. His continued self-discipline as well as his priority on work/life balance has allowed him the opportunity to run a business alongside his family.

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