Tag - growth

Shifting Mindsets for a Post-Pandemic Economy: A Quick Convo with Jim Blasingame

Shifting Mindsets for a Post-Pandemic Economy

Ramon joined Jim Blasingame for an interview to discuss how to identify and eliminate pre-pandemic practices & behaviors that could prevent businesses from surviving in the post-pandemic economy. Things will look and happen differently in a post-pandemic world, so businesses need to shift their outlook and stay focused on goals, even during times that...

Hiring Your First Assistant

Let me let you in on a little secret—you don’t have to do it all. Business owners are often burdened with the (unrealistic) expectation of accomplishing everything. Your job is to run the business. You will inevitably come to a point in the growth of your business where you’ll need to hand off any...

mentor mindset

David Neagle: The Keys to Success are Mindset and a Mentor

David Neagle shares with Ramon Ray that as a young adult without even complete high school education, who was married with a few children, he realized that he had “created a situation where [he] had way more responsibility than the ability to fulfill that responsibility.” He wasn’t being the husband, father, or provider he...

Generating Referrals Like a Ninja…Without Asking! smarthustlemagazine.com

Generating Referrals Like a Ninja…Without Asking!

As a small business owner, solopreneur, or sales professional, does the thought of asking for referrals make your skin crawl? Referrals are one of the most misunderstood ways of generating business today. Ramon Ray chats with Stacey Brown Randall, the referral queen, about how to get more referrals than ever without ever asking.  “Referrals are...

Taking Care of Employees Has a Big Impact smarthustlemagazine

Taking Care of Employees Has a Big Impact

Ramon Ray and Ben Brewer met up at the B2SMB Institute in Napa, California to talk people and impact. Ben runs the small and mid-sized business segment for SAP Concur, a travel and expense management company based in Bellevue, Washington. Ben’s segment includes about 1,000 employees globally who service nearly 30,000 clients worldwide. They...

Scaling Her Accounting Empire. Family Tragedy Propelled Her Forward.

Ramon Ray was joined by Rachel Michaelov, founder of Empire Tax Professionals to talk scaling, growth, and marketing. Rachel is an IRS-licensed enrolled agent who helps business owners making more than $10,000 with things such as monthly bookkeeping, payroll, sales tax, and corporate returns. Rachel got into the tax business because she knew there...