Elite Entrepreneurs Podcast

If you’re one of the 3-5% of entrepreneurs that’s grown their business to seven figures in revenue, congratulations! You are an ELITE entrepreneur. Few people can say they’ve accomplished what you have. I’m sure that success hasn’t stopped you from wondering: What’s the next step?

Getting from six to seven figures is a commendable and extremely difficult feat, but it’s not smooth sailing after you clear the $1 million mark. If you’re like a lot of entrepreneurs, you’re probably encountering a host of new problems you’ve never fought through before. Leadership changes, vision changes, and you might find yourself wearing ten hats in a given day. That climb up to $10 million seems insurmountable, right?

Brett GillilandWelcome Brett Gilliland, your host of the Elite Entrepreneurs podcast. Brett Gilliland is Founder and CEO of Elite Entrepreneurs, a company that specializes in giving $1M+ business owners the knowledge, processes and tools to grow to $10M and beyond. Brett is an expert in organization development, leadership and strategy and spent 10 years helping Infusionsoft grow from $7M in revenue to over $100M. Brett was involved in the foundational work of Purpose, Values and Mission at Infusionsoft and facilitated the strategic planning process for many years.

Episode 82: How to Manage Rapid Business Growth, with Rob Volpe

How to Manage Rapid Business Growth   What You Will Learn: How Rob’s team at Ignite 360 strategically helps their clients of all sizes and sectors find the “one big idea” that can move their business forward How Rob learned how to manage rapid business growth after his organization reached seven figures in just six […]

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Episode 81: Put Employees First, with Casey Graham

Put Employees First   What You Will Learn: Casey explains how Gravy’s payment recovery solutions work, and why he chose to put employees first as a core part of his organization’s culture How Casey and his team set the lofty goal of recovering $1 billion in failed payments by the end of 2023, and how […]

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Episode 80: What Makes an Effective CEO, with Tim Cameron-Kitchen

What Makes an Effective CEO   What You Will Learn: How Tim initially got involved in web design and built out his marketing and SEO business, Exposure Ninja, specializing in small and medium-sized businesses How Tim’s past as a professional drummer taught him that monetizing your passion can cause you to feel overwhelmed by the […]

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Episode 78: Why Marketing Is Important, with Nancie McDonnell Ruder

Why Marketing is Important   What You Will Learn: What considerations seven-figure business owners should make toward their marketing efforts, and what commonalities Nancie sees in businesses in this bracket Why a consistent message is key especially for anyone in a sales role, and why spreading your marketing efforts too thin is a common pain […]

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Episode 77: Developing a Sales Mindset, with Rick Barerra

Developing a Sales Mindset, with Rick Barerra   What You Will Learn: What revenue acceleration is, and how a “radical redesign” of your business can dramatically increase your revenue What a sales mindset is, and what common roadblocks and obstacles entrepreneurs often face that Rick can help them overcome through the power of mindset Why […]

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Episode 76: The Curse of Knowledge, with Brett Gilliland

The Curse of Knowledge   What You Will Learn: Which key three leadership responsibilities are crucial for getting you past the $3 million revenue plateau, and why each helps in making the transition from entrepreneur to CEO Why sharing your Vision with your team isn’t a one-and-done box to check but an ongoing responsibility in […]

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Episode 75: Business Process Development Steps, with Chris Ronzio

Taking the Right Business Process Development Steps   What You Will Learn: Why process is crucial for helping business owners train others to take responsibility and strengthen the business Why it is important to learn how to “lead leaders” and distance yourself from the work that needs to be done Why the first step is […]

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Episode 74: Adapting Your Brand to Today’s Realities, with Kristin Carpenter

Kristin Carpenter founded Verde Brand Communications after a decade-long journalism career, working on staff for major consumer lifestyle magazines, business and trade titles. Now 19 years later, she continues to serve as Verde’s CEO and directs strategy for the agency. Kristin is also host of the Channel Mastery podcast, voted best Outdoor Podcast by SNEWS […]

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Episode 73: Good Succession Planning, with Bradley Franc

Good Succession Planning and the Science of Change What You Will Learn: How Bradley developed his Succession Solution process to help business owners increase the value of their company and ensure that it continues after they leave How 70% of all businesses fail to make it through a transition successfully, and why 85% of those […]

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