Big Box to Little Box- Same Rules Apply!

October 21, 2016
Hosted by Marcia Zidle

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John Todd made a major change in his life at the age of 53. He decided to leave the corporate world and become a small business owner! He assembled a team and searched the Dallas Fort Worth market for a small business that had a sound yet interesting business model. After looking at telecom, printing, dry cleaning businesses and the sort, he found a residential remodeling company. The model felt right, the financials made sense and most importantly, the company created a level of excitement that John was looking for. Now, 12 years later he's the Dallas Builders Association’s Remodeler of the Year -for the 5th time- and an Honored Life Director. Mission accomplished. John will discuss the steps he took to retool Elite Remodeling from a discount provider to a full service value added provider. Because of his commitment to education, technology and processes the built the foundation for growth and the company’s ability to endure the ups and downs of the construction market.

The Business Edge

The Business Edge

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Your entrepreneurial vision has taken hold. Your business is growing. It's everything you hoped for and more. Or is it? With growth come bigger headaches: more hiring, more capital, more customers to satisfy, more employees to deal with, more plates to juggle and more demands on your time. Whether you realize it or not, you are experiencing Growing Pains!

On The Business Edge, with host Marcia Zidle, The Smart Moves Coach, you will hear how to make the leap from running a stressful business that is always putting out fires to leading a successful company that operates like a finely tuned management machine. You will meet savvy, street smart entrepreneurs and business leaders who’ll share their stories of success and even missteps as well as practical solutions to the unique challenges faced by growing companies.

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Marcia Zidle

Marcia Zidle

Marcia Zidle, The Smart Moves Coach, works with entrepreneurial ventures and small to medium size companies to build and leverage their leadership foundation to move from Start-Up to Scale-Up to Successful Enterprise. In other words, she helps them take the growing pains out of growth.

Coming from a unique entrepreneurial and corporate background, she’s both street smart and strategic as she guides CEO’s and their management teams to focus on the right priorities - the right talent - the right alignment - the right performance to get the right results that will satisfy their investors, customers and other stakeholders.

With 25 years of management, business consulting and international experience, she brings an expertise in executive and team leadership; employee engagement and performance; personal and organization change; emotional and social intelligence. Her clients range from privately owned businesses to mid-market professional firms to divisions of global companies in the following industries: healthcare, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, transportation, high-tech, hospitality as well as governments and nonprofit agencies.

Marcia's "claim to fame" is as a global citizen, living as an expatriate with her family in Scandinavia and Australia. In fact, one of her children is an "Aussie.” She’s traveled in over 30 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Far East and South Pacific.

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Episode Directory

November 2016

October 2016

  • 10/28/2016: Becoming An Entrepreneur Who Thrives in Business Rather than Crumbles Listen Now
  • 10/21/2016: Big Box to Little Box- Same Rules Apply!
  • 10/14/2016: Encore: Transitioning from startup to a real company. 5 Essentials to get you there. Listen Now
  • 10/7/2016: Building a Social Business from the Ground Up

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