Earl Bell – Guest on “Love Your 9 to 5” Podcast with Shmuel Septimus

Love Your 9 to 5 Podcast –  click here to listen to episode Show Notes Earl talks about his early days as a successful CFO for a financial company and how life forced him to make a change. The speaking and coaching came naturally as he was being sought after for business advice. The speaking…

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Do You Own a Business, a Practice or a Job

What would happen if the key contributors in your company no longer showed up for work?  Whether by death, injury, lift-out or if your key contributors decided to suddently resign, will your company survive such an event?  To illustrate, what happens when your key sales people or your practice leaders leave the company? For the…

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What the NFL Can Teach You About Increasing Revenue

NFL teams are pretty effective at increasing revenue and reducing revenue risk.  For example, one of their business goals is to transform the casual fan to an ardent supporter; to convert a one time ticket purchaser into a season ticket holder.  Let’s unpack this observation and apply it to your company. The value of a…

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Redefining the Labor Day Movement for Small Business

Over 120 years ago, the federal government officially recognized the first Monday in September as Labor Day; a public holiday whose purpose was to honor the American Labor Movement. Over time, labor unions have diminished in both membership and influence; which in part has led to redefinition of Labor Day as the symbolic end of…

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How to Increase Employee Productivity Effortlessly – Part 2

“Who are the employees that bring a certain darkness into a room every time they walk in the room?”  Whether the darkness is barely palpable, like a solar eclipse, or something much darker that brings coldness into the workplace, you know who I am talking about.”  My question is…. “What are you going to do…

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How to Increase Employee Productivity Effortlessly – Part I

“Is the energy level in the room high?  Is the group ready to be highly productive? Are you all ready to have some fun? “ Those were three leading questions I asked a group of business owners last week to start an online training program on How to Build High Performance Teams.  This group was…

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How to Increase Your Marketing Effectiveness

Effective marketing attracts and engages your perfect client.  On a scale of 1 to 10, does your marketing campaign work as intended?  Last week, I learned a pretty cool lesson and thought it was worth sharing.  What’s surprising is that my instructors were five year old boys who decided to try out their entrepreneurial skills.…

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Whose Responsibility is Employee Engagement

No employer wants to create a bad working environment and no employee shows up for work on the first day hoping to dislike their job.  Yet Gallup research shows that over 70% of employees are not engaged with their job or the company. What’s up with this disconnect? Whose fault is it?  The employer? The…

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Earl Bell – Define Your WIN – Avanti Entrepreneur Podcast w/David Mammano

Define What “Win” Means to You, with Earl Bell Click on link above to listen to podcast episode. Recently, I was a guest of The Avanti Entrepreneur Podcast hosted by David Mammano.    Because this podcast is focused on helping business owners, thought you’d enjoy listening in our conversation… What you’ll learn about in this…

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Avoiding the Hidden Tax of Voluntary Employee Turnover

Partners of professional service firms take note. If a competitor or stragetic buyer offered to purchase your business today, what do you think it would be worth?  Now assume that 100% of your employees were to resign tomorrow. What would your company be worth by the end of the week?  Yep…. Not much at all;…

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