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Business Economics with Bill Conerly

Measure Success Podcast

Release Date: 10/12/2021

How breaking out of your comfort zone can drive success and change your life, with 100-mile finisher Chad Lubinski show art How breaking out of your comfort zone can drive success and change your life, with 100-mile finisher Chad Lubinski

Measure Success Podcast

After finishing the Bridge of the Gods half-marathon, I met Chad Lubinski for the first time. He was getting ready for the biggest challenge of this life, the . This 100 miler has roughly 12,000 ft of gain and 12,500 ft. of loss. In this first meet, I had the audacity to challenge him if he could finish the race…he could be on the Measure Success Podcast. And this is where this episode begins. It can be tempting to think success is a formula—following a plan by the books, and never straying from what’s worked in the past. But accomplishing great things can often mean stepping completely...

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How servant leadership can drive lasting business transformation, with CEO Don Lindsey show art How servant leadership can drive lasting business transformation, with CEO Don Lindsey

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“Build it, and they will come” might have been a memorable and heartwarming movie line. But it’s not an effective business strategy. And the sooner that companies can exit that mindset—of just waiting for the phone to ring—the sooner they can start scaling their organization. But usually, for a team to make a whole-scale change like that, they need to see that transformation modeled in their leaders. Our guest this week is someone who’s jumped right into the “foxhole” with his team, and led his company into an extended period of growth. Don Lindsey is the CEO of Precision...

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How to build a cash flow system to sustain business growth with Profit First Co-founder Ron Saharyan show art How to build a cash flow system to sustain business growth with Profit First Co-founder Ron Saharyan

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The majority of entrepreneurs who try to build and grow a business will eventually fail. And too often throughout that process, they’re barely making any money themselves either. But what if there was a system that could change that? That could help entrepreneurs ensure their own well-being, and put their businesses on the path to growth and success?  Our guest this week is Ron Saharyan, one of the co-founders of Profit First. Having built multiple companies in the staffing industry, Ron leads Profit First Professionals’ membership of world-class accountants, bookkeepers, and business...

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How to make business growth easier, no matter what stage you’re in, with Matthew Pohl show art How to make business growth easier, no matter what stage you’re in, with Matthew Pohl

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Have you ever felt like growing your business is a little like climbing a mountain… with a backpack full of rocks? The truth is, it doesn’t have to be that hard. And easier growth could be as simple as aligning your strategies with your timing. Pinpointing which stage your business is in can help you unlock insights specific to that stage—and help you sustain growth. Because even if you have the right answer, if you’re using that strategy at the wrong time, you’re only making growth harder on your whole organization. Our latest guest, Matthew Pohl, is Principal of the ReWild Group....

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Growing out of the “adolescent” stage of business, with Nick Cramp show art Growing out of the “adolescent” stage of business, with Nick Cramp

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Just like with human beings, businesses also must move from birth to adolescence to maturity.  But it can be easy to get stuck on the way to becoming a fully “mature” business, and it’s important to avoid a few common pitfalls on your journey. Our guest this week is an expert on that evolution, as well as someone who has coached hundreds of business owners on moving past that “adolescent” phase. Nick Cramp is a business coach and author, with more than 30 years of business experience. Through his work, he’s gained a wealth of knowledge about how to both approach the challenges...

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Predicting (and stimulating) business growth through a quality sales strategy, with Enginuity CEO Dan Ducote show art Predicting (and stimulating) business growth through a quality sales strategy, with Enginuity CEO Dan Ducote

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Plenty of businesses measure their growth (or lack thereof) after the fact, via a profit and loss statement. But what if you could measure potential growth before it even happens? That actually is possible — with a high-level sales strategy, in which a company focuses on leading indicators like “quality” sales calls (not just calls).  Our guest this week has built his company using one of those strategies, and he shares details of that process in this episode. Dan Ducote is the CEO of Enginuity Global, a member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization and the American Academy of...

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What business owners should do in a recession, with Forbes Contributor and Economist Dr. Bill Conerly show art What business owners should do in a recession, with Forbes Contributor and Economist Dr. Bill Conerly

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“Recession” is one of the hottest words in economics right now—and it (rightfully) has many small business owners worried. But the good news is there are steps you can take to prepare for whatever is coming. They just might not be what you would expect. This week’s conversation is with Bill Conerly, a second-time guest on the Measure Success Podcast. He’s a senior contributor at Forbes, and a consultant who connects the dots between the economy and business decisions. He has the unique combination of a Ph.D. in economics from Duke University and over 30 years’ experience helping...

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How to overcome fear to take your business to the next level show art How to overcome fear to take your business to the next level

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Did you know that only about one-third of businesses will survive a decade or longer?  The good news: there are a few tactics any entrepreneur can use to grow their company, take their revenue to the next level, and ensure their business survives.  The bad news? Fear—and analysis paralysis—holds many company leaders back from doing so. In this episode, 40 Strategy founder and CEO Carl J. Cox outlines the three ways that entrepreneurs can move past that fear and scale their company, no matter the outside circumstances.  Tune in for more on those three strategies, the power of...

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Entrepreneurial lessons learned, with Fireflies.ai CEO Krish Ramineni show art Entrepreneurial lessons learned, with Fireflies.ai CEO Krish Ramineni

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As an entrepreneur, there will almost always be fires to put out. But prioritizing which ones get your attention—and when—is a huge component to growing and scaling companies (and not burning out as a CEO).  In this episode, we revisit our most popular interview to date, with Fireflies.ai co-founder and CEO, Krish Ramineni — with a few new updates, including why Krish found himself on the phone at 4 a.m. with his team recently to put out one of those fires. We also revisit our conversation from a few months ago, where Krish shared some of the biggest lessons he’s learned along his...

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How to set goals, values, and strategic plans for success as a CEO, with Mark Lewis show art How to set goals, values, and strategic plans for success as a CEO, with Mark Lewis

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Shifting from working “in” a business” to instead working “on” it is one of the most common (and sometimes most difficult) challenges CEOs and entrepreneurs face. They’re used to doing a little bit of everything, and it can be hard to zoom out for a bird’s-eye view. But if business owners want their companies to reach their full potential, making this shift is one of the most important changes a CEO can make.  Our guest this week is an expert on helping entrepreneurs do just that. As a former IBM employee, a multiple successful entrepreneur, a nonprofit technology executive...

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Bill Conerly is a leading expert on the economic forecast and a Consultant, Speaker, and Writer for his company, Conerly Consulting LLC. Conerly Consulting was founded with the goal of helping business leaders improve their company economics. Bill has over 30 years of industry experience, shares his expertise as a Forbes senior contributor, and is the Chairman of the Board for Cascade Policy Institute. His previous roles as the Director of Economic Research for NERCO, INC and Senior Vice President and Economist for First Interstate Bank strengthened his economic strategies.

Bill graduated from the New College of Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. He went on to earn his Ph.D. in Economics from Duke University.

In this episode…

When a sizable disturbance hits the economic market, how can we brace for the variations that follow? The pandemic abruptly halted the supply chain, and with the industry surge forward, how can businesses cope with the aftermath? 

Bill Conerly is an expert in economics — and knows the impact an economic change can have on a business. He has worked with various industries to understand the fluctuations and impact a change can have on a business and industry. According to Bill, the socioeconomic and market changes that consumers and enterprises are experiencing are a result of the pandemic. 

In this episode of the Measure Success Podcast, Carl J. Cox talks with Bill Conerly, Consultant, Speaker, and Writer for Conerly Consulting LLC, about the economic changes and growth in today’s market. Bill explains different delivery markets emerging from the supply disruption, the direct correlation between economic trends and the pandemic, and the acceleration of the housing market. Stay tuned!