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Starting a business is hard. Scaling a business is even harder. And, exiting a business is harder still. So, why do some companies struggle to reach six figures while others scale to 7, 8, or 9 figures while achieving lucrative exits for their founders? Join A.J. Lawrence, the journeyman entrepreneur, with several 7 figure exits but still trying to get past 8. He interviews successful entrepreneurs and brings on experts in the various tools or processes to accelerate your growth. In each epi ...
 
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Ray Mendez, Partner at Masa&Boz, joins A.J. in this episode to discuss how to make your brand come alive as an entrepreneur with innovative ideas. They dig into several topics, including how to utilize branding and marketing methods to bridge the gap between your business and its customers, why working with agencies can be limiting, the vital link …
 
What automation tools do you utilize to make your work more meaningful? Neeti Mehta Shukla, Co-Founder of Automation Anywhere joins A.J. to discuss the power of process automation in enabling smarter business growth. They explore the past, present, and future of business process automation, how to combine accessible automation and artificial intell…
 
Serial entrepreneur Amy Ransdell joins A.J. to explore why you should turn your company into your joy box. If you think back to the very beginning of your entrepreneurial journey, you’ll reconnect with the desires that made you want to become an entrepreneur. Now that you’re on the journey, are you staying true to these desires? Tune in to learn ho…
 
In this episode A.J. and Timi discusses why your business needs you to go on vacation. They talk about how to avoid staff burnout, why talking to strangers hones your entrepreneurial skills, and why you should tell your clients about your holiday escapades. Vacations are a time for you to recharge your body and refresh your perspective. Tune in to …
 
In this episode, Timi and A.J. discuss why you should build an intention-led business. They talk about the experiences and lessons learned from several other entrepreneurs in building mission-led ventures and the challenges that one might face. Tune in to learn about starting and scaling a business that not only helps you nurture a better team but …
 
Making money is an integral part of entrepreneurship, but knowing what to do with the money you make is a whole other story. In this episode, A.J. is joined by entrepreneurial coach Henry Daas to discuss how to figure out what money means to you in life and business. Their discussion is based on one succinct principle: money has no inherent value o…
 
Serial Entrepreneur Pete Martin joins A.J. to discuss how you can go from entrepreneur, to enterprise, to empire, to exit by doing less. They talk about the importance of having the right team, why not all business is good business, escaping the rainmakers dilemma, and how co-innovating with your customers can maximize your growth and business inco…
 
Marcello Leone, CEO of Bevcanna, joins A.J. to discuss his experience of running a company with a first-to-market product: cannabis beverages. They converse about several topics including what it is like to run a heavily regulated business, whether or not you should be open to selling your company, and how to align your personal goals with your bus…
 
Shaun Clark, co-founder of High Level, joins A.J. to discuss the biggest problems businesses have: getting customers. In their conversation, they delve into many interesting questions like why SaaS on its own is not enough, what most businesses get wrong in their lead generation processes, and how being a bootstrapped company helps you better conne…
 
Jeff Epstein, the founder of Onboard.io, joins A.J. to discuss how he restarted his entrepreneurial journey after finding a problem that he personally relates to. They discuss his lessons from his previous business and he explains why business is better this time around. Tune in to learn different aspects of what it takes to be more intentional whe…
 
In this episode, the tables are turned! Instead of being the interviewer, A.J. is interviewed. He extracts insights he has learned from the previous guests and shares the nuggets of reflection from his experience about business growth. In this episode, you will learn: How to evaluate the state of your business. What should trigger you to pivot your…
 
Natalie Nagele, CEO of Wildbit, joins us to discuss building a successful people-first company with a 32 hours workweek. Speaking from her own experiences, as a leading people-first employer, we talk about how you can measure your success as an entrepreneur, how to stay guided by your purpose throughout your entrepreneurial journey, and what it tak…
 
Today’s episode is about the impact you can potentially have as an entrepreneur on your communities. Dr. Velma Trayham joins us to discuss how she is helping end generational poverty through building her 3-winged business. 3 things you will learn this episode: How to run multiple businesses effectively; How to use your business to help your communi…
 
In this episode, Aaron Hurst discusses how his business Imperative is transforming peer mentoring and corporate relationships. His company uses psychology and neuroscience to help people build more meaningful relationships at work. Tune in to learn how to assess the value you produce, how to foster an environment of meaningful engagement at work, a…
 
In this episode, we speak to Ayo Phillips about his journey acquiring a company with a sponsor. We discuss how to expand the business you acquire, the best way to search for a business to buy, and what you should carefully consider before you acquire a business. Tune in to learn how to find the most lucrative opportunities when buying a small compa…
 
Today, we talk about the future of work with Stephanie Nadi Olson, who is reshaping the marketing industry. The future of work is independent, flexible, remote, and non-hierarchical. Stephanie is creating it with her company We Are Rosie and joins us today to tell us all about it. If you are interested in challenging the existing structures, and if…
 
In this solo episode, your host A.J. Lawrence reflects on the concept of the entrepreneurial journey. He talks about why thinking of entrepreneurship as a journey is a powerful way to stay resilient, the many entrepreneurs he has learnt from, and how to build a legacy for yourself. Tune in to discover how to create a mindset that will keep you on t…
 
In today’s episode, Stewart Townsend takes us on a journey exploring what it took for him to transform his idea into a mature business. He shares insights on how you can sell more while spending and hiring less through channels. Tune in to learn more about channels and how you can start using them to grow your business. About our Guest: Stewart Tow…
 
Beyond Eight Figures is going through a makeover, and we want to know what you need from us to better help you build your empire. Tune in to find out what’s changed and all the new things we have in store for you and don’t forget to join the conversation and let us know how we can be better for YOU. On today’s episode: 00:45 How we’ve changed and h…
 
Walker Deibel tells us why acquisition entrepreneurs outsmart the startup game. If you’re wondering whether you should make acquiring businesses a part of your overall plan, don’t miss the face of acquisition entrepreneurship discuss how Acquisition Lab can help. Tune in to another episode with Walker Deibel to find out more. About our Guest: Walke…
 
Kevin Ashcroft tells us why you should outsource the work necessary to grow your company and talks about his book, Outsourcing For Success, where he shares his secret sauce for growing a business by using global talent. About our Guest: Kevin Ashcroft started his first business when he was just 19 years old. He had no idea what he was doing when it…
 
John Warrillow tells us why you shouldn’t wait until you want to sell your business to start thinking about creating a valuable company. Do you know how The Value Builder System™ can 7X your EBITDA value? Tune in to this latest episode with John Warrillow to find out more. About our Guest: Award-winning entrepreneur and advisor John Warrillow has s…
 
In this episode, Mac Lackey tells us why being proactively preparing your business to be sold is vital even if you do not plan to exit. Are you adding the strategic value your business needs to be sold? Tune in to another episode with Mac Lackey to find out. About our Guest: Mac Lackey has started and sold 6 businesses beyond 7 and 8 figures since …
 
Parham Parastaran returns to Beyond 8 Figures to talk about acquisition entrepreneurship, shifting focus and his philanthropic work. Since his last visit, Parham exited his business for over $10M and now independently acquires mom and pop automotive stores. He’s also an advocate for entrepreneurs’ mental health. Catch up with Parham Parastaran on t…
 
Business and health coach Matthew Korban returns to chat with A.J. about binding the different parts of the entrepreneurial journey. Korban talks about accountability, motivation, gaining clarity, and creating value that can make our lives better. Listen to his experiences and how he delivers promising results in harmony. On today’s podcast: Catchi…
 
Nathan Hirsch returns to Beyond 8 Figures to share the importance of hiring in your business. Hirsch, known for helping busy online entrepreneurs get more done by working for less, catches up with A.J. since his last appearance on the show. Listen to Hirsch share his experience on how to delegate work and hire the right people, scale businesses, an…
 
Will Moore, serial entrepreneur, life coach and happy expert, returns to the show to talk about happiness and wellness. Moore brings his professional experience and passion to the table to help entrepreneurs succeed in the most important business they’ll ever run: their lives. Listen to Moore share how to find and use core pillars, his upcoming wel…
 
David Finkel, CEO of Maui Master, business coach and best-selling author of 12 business and financial books, returns to the show to share how to build owner independence. Listen to Finkel chat about being a business versus an entrepreneur, how to stay consistent, strategic depth, and much more. On today’s podcast: Covid-19 has been either an existe…
 
Accomplished entrepreneur and best-selling author, Marek Zmyslowski, returns to share his passion for renewable energy. Listen to Zmyslowski chat with A.J. and the team over solar energy, online business and his goal of leaving the world in slightly better shape than it was when he arrived. On today’s podcast: Zmyslowski’s experiences during Covid-…
 
Business advisor, investor and mentor Chris Guerriero returns to the show to catch up A.J. and team on life since his last visit. Listen to Guerriero share advice on how to help listeners grow their business and create teams, culture, and business systems that yield multiple multimillion dollar businesses. On today’s podcast: A process for handling…
 
Mitch Russo returns to catch up listeners on life after selling Timeslips. Listen to Russo share decades of entrepreneurial knowledge, how he’s helping businesses recover from being hit by Covid-19, current marketing trends, sales funnels and more. On today’s podcast: Life after selling Timeslips - 2:00 Starting Business Breakthroughs International…
 
There’s more to life than just running a business. Real estate entrepreneur and coach Adam Hergenrother returns to share his ideas on business management, self-fulfillment and spirituality. Listen how to balance your entrepreneurial journey and your personal journey so you have something else to live for than just how much money you make. On today’…
 
On today’s podcast: Catching up since the last show visit - 1:05 The history of modern athletic shoes - 9:13 Trends Sashen is seeing that aren’t beneficial - 23:45 A trend Sashen is liking - 25:47 “Experience outweighs enthusiasm every time” - 26:50 Probabilities of success - 29:30 Subscription models - 35:15 Sashen’s street performer days informed…
 
A.J. and his team welcome returning guest Jonny Cooper, the creator of Jonny Hates Marketing. Since Cooper’s first chat in 2018, the demand for coaching, training and therapy has increased. Supplying these services has also evolved. Listen to Cooper share his insight on business foundations and why you shouldn’t dive into marketing too quickly. On …
 
A.J. and his team chat with David Schottenstein, founder of Privé Revaux, an affordable, high quality sunglasses and eyeglasses brand. Approached by Jamie Foxx, Schottenstein took his idea and turned it into a 9-figure business. Acquired by Sofilo in 2020, Privé Revaux continues to sell affordable, quality products. Listen how Schottenstein grew an…
 
A.J. and his team chat with Diane Prince, founder and entrepreneurial coach, who has 25 years of experience creating and scaling businesses. Now building a business to help founders make the journey easier, Prince shares how she grew and sold her company within 6 years, what made her decide to start coaching and why people should know their “why” w…
 
8 Figures with Matthew Korban from protecting his house with a rifle in Lebanon to an award winning business From protecting his home in Beirut with a rifle to winning multiple awards & international success. Today you’ll find Matthew coaching and helping entrepreneurs to restore balance to their lives without compromising their career. His journey…
 
$321 Million Dollar Exit From Restaurant Delivery, Will Moore CEO of Moore Momentum $321 Million Dollar Exit, Will Moore | Restaurant Delivery | Moore Momentum $321 million exit: doorstep delivery. Imagine having WIll Moore’s ”nothing can stop me” attitude, and wondering what kind of problems do people have right now, that need to be solved. But it…
 
$300M+ Houston Curtis, The Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist $300M+ Houston Curtis, The Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist | Kardsharp Media & Creator of Many Multi – Million Dollar Entertainment Brands Do what you love and the money will come Tweet This Houston Curtis joins the crew on Beyond 8 Figures, he has some great stories of life as a Former MTV n…
 
$100 Million Business | Marek Zmyslowski, Investing in Africa $100 Million Business | Marek Zmyslowski, Private Investor | Top 10 Person in Tech | Co Founded Jumia Travel Marek Zmyslowski, spends his life between Barcelona and South Africa. Marek is an accomplished leader and entrepreneur. His home is Africa but he is polish born. He co-founded Jum…
 
$10M+ | Mac Lackey Started, Scaled & Sold 6 Businesses and Raised Over $75 Million in Capital $10M+ | Mac Lackey Started, Scaled & Sold 6 Businesses and Raised Over $75 Million in Capital Mac has been an entrepreneur his whole life. He has built, scaled and exited 6 businesses, 5 of them were at an 8 figure exit or 8 figure in revenue so he has tou…
 
$10M+ 2 Businesses – Susie Carder, CEO | SD Consulting $10M | Susie Carder, CEO SD Consulting, Single Mom Hairdresser to $10 Million in TWO businesses. Susie Carder started out as a low paid hairdresser trying to support her 2 little girls but working for someone else became a challenge (to say the least). Susie decided to do whatever it took to cr…
 
$10M+ Annual Revenue – Annie Hyman Pratt, CEO | Executive Consultant Leading Edge Teams |The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Family $10M+ Annual Revenue – Annie Hyman Pratt, CEO | Executive Consultant Leading Edge Teams |The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Family Business from Mom and Pops Stores to 70+ International Locations in 7 Years Annie more than 10x’d her fa…
 
$10+ Million in Annual Revenue – Rich Schefren, Strategic Profits Rich Schefren, Founder and President of Strategic Profits, with Annual Revenue of $10M+ Rich Schefren, Founder and President of Strategic Profits, is the “guru to the gurus” has personally added over 15 Billion dollars of additional revenue to his clients over the course of many year…
 
$10+ Million in Annual Revenue – Rod Khleif, Lifetime Cash Flow Podcast Rod Khleif, Director of Lifetime Cash Flow Podcast, with Annual Revenue of $10M+ Rod Khleif is a multiple business owner and philanthropist who is passionate about entrepreneurship and giving back. As one of the country’s top business, real estate, and peak performance luminari…
 
$11.5 Million Annual Revenue – Nick Bogacz, Caliente Pizza & Drafthouse Nick Bogacz, President & Founder of Caliente Pizza & Drafthouse, Annual Revenue of $11.5 Million With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Nick opened his first location in the fall of 2012 and has grown quickly to his 5 current locations, with the 6th one coming in thi…
 
Chris Guerriero is an entrepreneur, business advisor, speaker, and best selling author. Business owners around the world have come to rely upon Chris when they require an edge to breakthrough growth obstacles. Expertise and proven track record of success differentiate Chris. He’s grown teams, culture, and business systems that yield multi-million-d…
 
You make the path by walking. @davidfinkel tweet this A serial entrepreneur, David Finkel is the CEO of Maui Mastermind®, one of the world’s premier business coaching companies, which has worked with over 100,000 business leaders, helping them grow their companies and get their lives back. Also Wall Street Journal bestselling author of eleven books…
 
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