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Business Wingmen Podcast

  • 143- Are Your Ideas Good Enough to Run With

    21 MAY 2024 · Business grows as good ideas are implemented.  Are your ideas good enough to run with?  This episode hosted by Business Wingmen hosts Steve Smith & Travis Smith explore the value of great ideas and how to verify yours before running with them.
    50m 10s
  • 142- Managing Your Former Peers

    7 MAY 2024 · Congratulations, you've been promoted!  You're all excited until you realize you are now managing your former peers!  The people who use to be your friends now report to you. Managing others is a tough enough assignment without the added difficulty of convincing your old work teammates that you are now their boss!  In this episode, your Business Wingmen hosts, Steve Smith and Travis Smith share their insights as they reveal situations they both navigated early in their management careers.
    40m 41s
  • 141- Is Your Credibility Being Questioned at Work

    30 APR 2024 · What happens when you join a company and others question why you got the job?  It happens in small family businesses and large corporations alike.  In this episode, your Business Wingmen hosts, Steve Smith and Travis Smith trade opinions and recommendations for overcoming a perceived lack of credibility in the workplace.
    35m
  • 140- The Benefits of a Company Internship Program

    23 APR 2024 · Think internship programs are only for the fortune 500? Think again.  Now, more than ever, a well thought out internship program is a great way to farm new talent while establishing your company as a contributor to cultivating the future workforce. In today's episode of 'The Benefits of a Company Internship Program', your Business Wingmen podcast hosts- Steve Smith & Travis Smith, outline the steps and reasons for a successful internship program.
    43m 17s
  • 139- How to Succeed in Your Newly Promoted Role

    26 MAR 2024 · Being successful in a new role doesn't just happen because you got promoted.  Your first 30 days in this new assignment is critical to demonstrating that your company promoted the right person! In this episode of The Business Wingmen Show, your hosts Steve Smith and Travis Smith lay out some tips to ensure you get off to a great short and warn of some actions that will cause you to lose ground with your team and your boss.
    32m 3s
  • 138- Preparing for a Promotion Interview

    19 MAR 2024 · Getting promoted starts with knowing what to do before the interview.  What research do you do?  What questions do you ask?  How do you handle yourself regardless of the outcome. In this episode of 'The Business Wingmen', your hosts Steve Smith & Travis Smith lay out a strategy for showing up and performing like a professional.
    51m 11s
  • 137- Sales Insights for Non Sales Business Owners

    12 MAR 2024 · Here's how to help non-sales business owners and C-level execs champion the sales process and/or facilitate sales themselves. Our Guest: Scott Peterson, founder and Principal of Carver Peterson'   Founded in 2014, https://www.carverpeterson.com/ helps growth-minded entrepreneurs of B2B technical & professional services firms build high-performing sales teams so that they can confidently grow & scale.   Founder & Principal, https://www.linkedin.com/in/carverpeterson/, does it by helping these companies refine their sales strategy, define their sales process and specialize their sales structure. Q&A: - What are the two biggest issues you see with companies you’re meeting with as to why they are struggling with sales? - Why do some sales reps make it big, where others with the same opportunity struggle? - How do you teach the Sales Challenger model? - What advice do you have for hiring the right sales reps? - What’s one piece of advice you can share as it relates to sales operations management you wish everyone listening took?  
    34m 58s
  • 136- Turning Around an Underperforming Manager

    6 MAR 2024 · Good management is the key to running a successful business. So, what if your manager is underperforming? How do you turn him/her around? What do you look for as a sign that things aren't going well? In today's episode of The Business Wingmen Show, your hosts, Steve and Travis Smith weigh in on the value of managers who perform their duties well and what to do if your manager is underperforming.
    38m 25s
  • 135- Helping Others With Honest Intent

    15 DEC 2023 · If you believe in helping others, what intention is behind it? On this episode of the Business Wingmen, your hosts Steve Smith & Travis Smith discuss the concepts from the book, The Go-Givers and the law of reciprocity. Both have extreme value in business if your intentions are right.
    38m 21s
  • 134- Your Success Depends on Your Willingness to Change

    6 DEC 2023 · The most difficult challenge standing between you and the success you want is your willingness to change. Many people resist, avoid or run from the change that will accelerate their improvement in their chosen field or occupation. If this is you, listen in! In today's episode of the Business Wingmen, hosts Steve Smith & Travis Smith debate and share insights about what change means and how to overcome the fear of it.
    43m 8s

Tired of boring business discussions fit for your out of touch boss? The Business Wingmen Show, brought to you by father and son duo Steve and Travis Smith, trade tales...

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Tired of boring business discussions fit for your out of touch boss? The Business Wingmen Show, brought to you by father and son duo Steve and Travis Smith, trade tales of corporate absurdity and career brilliance with an electric candor, one which isn’t scared to not be politically correct. Our show dives deep into the thinking, behaviors and actions professional people at the top of their game embody. From leadership and management challenges to climbing the corporate ladder or being a successful entrepreneur, Steve and Travis’ insights help their listeners put to practice REAL ideas and tactics that actually work in the business world.

Gain some new, thought-provoking perspective on how to lead your team and run a profitable, growing business- all in about 20 minutes.
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