Education and Training Deep Dive

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Terry and Aaron will be drilling down into education and training. Starting with education to start or expand your business, we’ll move into training your staff, and then on to personal growth and education for yourself.

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Sales and Selling in the Decoration Industry

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Terry and Aaron will be talking about sales and selling… as simple as that. We’ll be discussing the process of selling our products and, in fact, what product we’re selling in the first place. Terry and Aaron have many years experience selling a variety of products and services over the years and want to share their experiences with the 2 Regular Guys audience.

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Tips on Promoting Your Business

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Terry and Aaron will talk about promoting your business – from vendors to decorators. We’ll talk about the pros and cons of opportunities such as trade shows, social media, open houses, even knocking on doors, and more.

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QUICK TIP APRIL 3RD, 2015 BY TERRY COMBS

Spend Some Time Outside the Office to Build Your Business – I work from home, but that’s not what I’m talking about here as my tip. I’m talking about as a business owner/manager you spending a part of your work week away from the office.

When I was managing large production operations, at least once per week I would be at my home desk by 7:00 a.m. and then off to the regular office by noon. I accomplished more projects and long range planning during this block of time than during any full day the rest of the week.

The cost to me for this time out of the office was a few more phone messages on my desk when I arrived. Otherwise, the company continued to function in my brief absence. In fact, people were forced to make decisions and come to their own conclusions, which made each of them better employees, supervisors, and decision makers.

If you tell me, “I could never do that. This place cannot function for even half a day without me,” then I’m going to tell you that you’re doing this thing wrong. Managing isn’t doing all the work or making all the decisions. Managing is empowering your staff and spending your own time building your business. (That may have to be your 1st project to work on at home.)

March 20th, 2015 Show Notes – Making Meetings Matter

Making Meetings Matter

March 20th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Every business goes through a transition as it develops. When we start out in business we focus on making enough money to pay the bills and having a little profit left over. As the company and staff grow, so do the number of meetings, memos, and directives until one day we realize, “We spend more time in meetings talking about the business than we spend selling and producing the product!” This week’s program we discussed the subject of meetings, and how to Making Meetings Matter.

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