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How can I increase the value of my business? How can I increase profitability in my business? Is it possible to balance owning a successful business with living the lifestyle I desire? Welcome to the Cultivating Business Growth Podcast, where we answer all of those questions and MUCH MORE! We host weekly discussions designed to help you grow your business AND create the lifestyle you desire. Elevate your business with proven strategies from CPAs and business advisors. We discuss real-world c ...
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Join us for part one of our two-part series, which discusses the "do's" and "don'ts" of managing personal finances. Jaime Staley joins us for episode #143 to discuss the "do's" and offer personal finance tips. Finances are an overwhelming topic, and there are so many aspects to understand, from budgeting to credit cards to investing. Learning how t…
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In episode #142 of the Cultivating Growth Podcast, we discuss unlocking growth for your business. Jaime Staley joins us to discuss the importance of industry benchmarks. Industry benchmarks are metrics a company can use to see how it performs compared to other businesses in its industry. This information is crucial in growing your business and achi…
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Join us for episode #141 where we discuss the Accounting Month-End Close Checklist. Jamie Staley discusses different techniques and strategies for handling this for various businesses. This analysis is essential in keeping accurate data and making sound financial decisions based on your business' monthly data.…
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We talk with Rick Watson in episode #140 of the Cultivating Growth Podcast. Rick is a financial expert, trusted advisor, and the Founder of the National Referral Network. He is also the author of "A Firm Worth Building: Running a Better Professional Business." Rick offers insight on building trust in sales and strategies for building a two-year rel…
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Join us for episode #139, part two of our "10 Strategic Questions for Your CFO" series. If you haven't already, check out episode #138 for the first five questions. In this episode, we will continue our discussion with Katina Peters about important questions for your CFO. With these five questions, you will feel more informed and at ease, maximizin…
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Is your business ready for a Chief Financial Officer? Have you started your new financial journey with a professional? If so, check out episode #138 and learn some strategic questions for your CFO when meeting with them for the first time. This two-part series will provide 10 questions that can help in managing your company. Hiring a financial advi…
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Dr. ArNelle Wright is a true leader in the dental industry. She is a certified transformation and personal growth coach, general dentist, speaker, and mentor. In this episode, she covers the benefits of having a mentor. She also tackles how leadership classes can enhance your business and team. Additionally, she discusses the key factors for a succ…
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The thought of switching your company's payroll software can cause some major anxiety. It requires patience, research, communication, and team effort. Payroll is extremely personal for a company. Your team depends on their paychecks. Getting people paid promptly and accurately with no surprises is the goal. If you've been delaying this task or need…
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In episode #134 of the podcast, we explore the secret ingredient to business success with Megan, Katina, and Amanda – unraveling the enigmatic concept of finding your niche. This skill is crucial for businesses in a busy market. It impacts their business operations, product marketing, and customer relationship management.…
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The new year is here and with it comes new filing rules for all businesses. In today's episode, we discuss the Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) requirements and how the reporting requirements can affect you. We plan to assist our clients with these filings and will know more as additional information becomes available. We wanted to share what…
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Reaching that next level performance in your business can be draining and time consuming. Not knowing where to start or how to do it can be frustrating. Brandon Pipkin is one of America’s top leadership and sales trainers, motivators, and author. He has trained over 3,000 global leaders, over 12,000 sales professionals and has delivered over 800 in…
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In Part I of this two-part series, we are explaining the basics of revenue forecasting. This will include understanding what revenue forecasting is and learning how to do it effectively. Forecasting revenue can be challenging as your business grows but it's important to actively participate as an owner. Partner, Katina Peters, touches on the key el…
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Dr. Tracy Brower is a sociologist studying work life fulfillment and happiness. She is the author of two books: The Secrets to Happiness at Work and Bring Work to Life by Bringing Life to Work. She is also a contributor for Forbes.com and Fast Company, and a Vice President of Workplace Insights with the Applied Research + Consulting group at Steelc…
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There are many skills and traits that go into forming a successful business owner, tenacity being one of them. Tenacity is not only something deemed solely for the business realm but in personal life as well. Dive into tips that go behind the psychology of tenacity and grit in business and how improve mental toughness.…
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Don Schminke, formerly a researcher at MIT and John Hopkins Institute, who is now a consultant for organizational strategic development. Don has taught 30,000 CEOs to reach their full potential and guide their companies to success. He delivers his methods with science and research data he has discovered over years of schooling and expeditions.…
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Giving and receiving feedback in the workplace can take your team and leadership to the next level, improve self-awareness, and lead to business growth. Providing feedback regularly and directly is a big contributor to effectively making changes within your organization. It can be difficult and uncomfortable, but communication is crucial to evolvin…
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In this captivating episode, host Amanda Mulcahy engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Partner Jaime Staley and esteemed Author and Business Life Coach Daniel Mangena. Delving deep into the essence of his philosophy, Daniel sheds light on the common challenges faced by his clients, the delicate balance between personal and professional p…
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SWOT analysis is one of the most common tools for businesses to audit and analyze their position and environment. Unfortunately, many companies and individuals take the SWOT analysis and throw them into a drawer once it's complete. They never get to the point of evaluating how they can integrate it into their strategic planning. How can we incorpor…
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We are bringing you a very powerful and impactful discussion with entrepreneur, author and the original Boss Mom, Dana Malstaff and Host Megan Spicer as they talk about Scaling Your Business with the Right Leverage. From people to technology and everything in between, it all makes an impact on the success of your business and how far you and your t…
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Host, Megan Spicer, and partner Jaime Staley discuss a very debatable topic, multitasking. Listen along while they weigh the pros and cons and dive into the discussion of if multitasking is killing your productivity. Megan and Jaime discuss the effects of anxiety, stress, and mental health. They provide advice on how to limit multitasking and enhan…
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Join Host Megan Spicer in a very hot topic that is forever ongoing: Creating Business, Balance and Bliss. She is joined by the knowledgeable Amy Vetter, who is the host of the podcast Breaking Beliefs, an Inc. and Entrepreneur.com contributor, author of the book Business Balance and Bliss, one of the most powerful women in accounting, board member …
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Join Financial Therapist, Amanda Clayman and Host Megan Spicer in talking about Safeguarding Your Financial Mindset as a Business Owner. We dive into how past experiences and relationships can affect how you use and see money today, as well as how to go about changing your financial mindset to a more positive and successful one.…
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This wonderful episode features globally recognized expert in positioning and pricing for larger agencies, and author of Positioning for Professionals, Tim Williams. Tim dives into how to position your business for deliberate growth, what that means and how that may look from a positioning and pricing strategy.…
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Are there strategic questions you can ask your CFO that can help you accomplish business goals? There are many questions that can arise, but it may be difficult to know where to start. One of the best leadership skills to acquire is knowing how to ask the right questions, so we have compiled the top 10 best questions to ask your CFO.…
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Dave Snowden is a consultant and researcher in government and industry specializing in complex issues and how they relate to strategy and organizational decision-making. He has pioneered a science-based approach to organizations through anthropology, neuroscience and complex adaptive systems theory. Listen in on how to approach complex issues in yo…
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Retention is a widely talked about topic in business, especially these last few years after the "great resignation" was introduced due to COVID. Retention is a topic that can be discussed and debated; so join Host and Marketing and Development Manager, Megan Spicer, and Marketing Assistant, Amanda Mulcahy, while they touch on 4 tips that have been …
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Join Host Megan Spicer on her first ever solo episode as she talks about the science and art of setting intentions. Megan dives into some scientific studies on how our body and mind processes and forecasts intentions. She talks about the emotional side of setting intentions and how they impact our daily lives. Megan brings us this informative episo…
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Have you ever stopped yourself from promoting your business because of the fear of failure or fear of judgement from friends and family? Most people have been there, ourselves included! Megan Spicer, Marketing & Business Development Manager, and Amanda Mulcahy, Marketing Assistant, discuss how to overcome the fear of marketing yourself and your bus…
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Partner, vCFO and Co-host Katina Peters joins Host, Megan Spicer on this episode. We are discussing personality traits of an entrepreneur, challenges for small business owners when it comes to formal plans and the science behind it all. If you don’t have a formal plan for your business, or have been putting it on the back burner, this episode is fo…
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The actions and conversations needed to establish accountability in a workplace and organization can be difficult. Partner of PJS & Co. CPAs and vCFO, Jaime Staley along with Host Megan Spicer discuss developing a culture that nurtures accountability in your organization. They talk about how it looks when you are lacking accountability, how to iden…
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We are excited to welcome Jeana Goosmann to the show! She is the Founder, CEO, and Managing Partner of the Goosmann Law Firm with four office locations in Iowa, South Dakota, and Nebraska. In 2021, Jeana won the Enterprising Women of the Year Award for her leadership of the largest Women Owned Law Firm in the Midwest. She is the author of the 2019 …
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In the world of business ownership, we must tackle difficult conversations and discussions because being prepared in a bad situation is better than the alternative. That is why Katina Peters, partner and vCFO, is here to discuss some of the unfortunate circumstances that can arise. Of course death, divorce, disability and departure are never ideal …
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Marketing is a crucial component of business, but can be time consuming. You wear so many hats as a business owner, that it's imperative you focus on the tasks that will make the largest impact on growth. In todays episode, we are focusing on some of the best marketing automation tools for small business and marketing tips for small business owners…
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Join podcast host Megan Spicer and PJS & Co. CPAs Partner, Katina Peters, as they speak with podcaster and #1 Best Selling Author, spiritual seeker and serial entrepreneur Sam Kabert. Sam brings years of soul seeking experience and expertise and a new perspective when talking about the key to personal fulfillment and finding balance in your life as…
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Waiting periods are never fun nor easy, but crucial and beneficial in the long run for the success of your business. This time, we are talking about playing the long game in business, ultimately building value in your business. Katina and Megan discuss the benefits of looking ahead and keeping the end in mind as you're operating throughout your day…
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We are so excited to welcome Darren P. Wurz, MSFP, CFP® to discuss inflation and mistakes to avoid when investing. Darren specializes in working with attorneys, law firms, owners, and couples near retirement, providing comprehensive financial planning and active investment management.By PJS & Co. CPAs
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We all know that freedom isn’t free. We fight for it at different levels; We fight for it as a country and even as business owners. At the end of the day it is definitely worth the fight but there is a struggle along the way. What does freedom look like to you for your business and how can you achieve the freedom you’re for which you’re striving?…
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We are discussing books that are geared toward business growth and personal growth in this episode. These are books recommended by our team, owners and clients; books we feel have made an impact in the growth of our business and personal lifes. With so many great reads available, sometimes you can find it hard to narrow down where to start, so we d…
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In this episode we touch on the complex topic of the benefits of an S-Corp vs. an LLC business structure. The differences, misconceptions, and benefits are discussed while hitting on some new topics you might not have known about. We talk about the importance of educating yourself and finding advisors that can assist you in making these pivotal dec…
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Cash flow is important because it predicts surpluses and shortages, and allows for properly planning for your business. There is a difference between macro and micro cash flow, and we are speaking today to Katina Peters, Partner, CPA and vCFO with PJS & Co CPAs, who can help us understand and provide her insights on the topic. We have a cash flow s…
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Falling victim to fraud as a business owner is a nightmare that we wish no one had to face, but unfortunately, it is a reality of business ownership we must take steps to protect ourselves against. So how do you prevent fraud in your small business? While fraud is a topic many people don’t enjoy discussing, it is important to address for business s…
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