Episode 20: Orientation and Integration, with Jody Steinhauer.
As President and CBO (Chief Bargain Officer) of the Bargains Group, Jody has mobilized her award winning discount wholesale and promotional products company to revolutionize the business landscape.
A winner of the Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, and a PROFIT W100 Recipient, Jody Steinhauer uses her network of resources and leveraged buying power to aid every company and not-for-profit agency that she touches to maximize their buying dollar. Since 1988, Jody has grown Bargains Group from her apartment to a multi-million dollar-a-year business. Jody is also an official Huffington Post blogger.
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Secret — timesaving technique
Make a gratitude journal — Identify three priorities — Try to get the hardest task done first. ONWARD!
Daily habit that contributes to success
Nancy utilizes a daily wrap-up. Five minutes of disclosure at the end of the day helps everyone remain on the same page.
Could have ruined your business — but now — an invaluable learning experience
Jody had to strategize when Walmart moved into Canada — and Jody tells the whole story here.
Most critical skill you think business owners need to master to be successful
“A business owner has to recognize their strengths, delegate their duties, and hire smart people.”
Most influential lesson learned from a mentor
“Building a strong team is essential to growing your business and getting out of the day to day operations.”
Final Round — “Breaking Down the Recipe for Success”
What systems would you go back and put into place sooner?
“I wish we would have implemented a CRM system when we first started the business.”
What one strategy or “recipe” would compound into big wins for business owners?
Make everyone happy — under promise and over deliver.
How to exceed expectations and add the most value?
Orientation and integration — You have to cross-pollinate by forming bonds with your co-workers.
What strategy would you recommend new business owners focus on to best ensure success?
- Passion drives business
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help, build an advisory board
- Build a network
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