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Growing Your Successful Business

37 EpisodesProduced by Brian L HardingWebsite

A weekly podcast about all things relating to running a business. Listen to industry experts share knowledge relating to their particular field of expertise, as well as business owners giving insight on their own successes in business as well as pitfalls they wish they could have avoided. Hosted by … read more

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Episode 37: Paul Long - South Sound Business Summit

December 16th, 2019


This week, one of our favorite guests, Paul Long, comes in and asks Brian about common small business themes that have been discussed on the podcast …

Episode 36: Brandon Christian - College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling, Junk Removal and Moving

December 9th, 2019


This week we talk to Brandon Christian who, in 18 months, has already hit some major milestones in his business.  He gives one of the best pointers I've ever heard for recruiting and interviewing candidates.  He also …

Episode 35: Paul Liddane - Complete Merchant Services and Craft Goods

December 2nd, 2019


Merchant services is one of those confusing things that are difficult to get a grasp of.  Listen in as Paul Liddane breaks merchant services down for …

Episode 34: Devin Craig - Craig Consulting Group

November 25th, 2019


One of the key things that drives success (or lack thereof) in a business is culture.  And, 'culture' has become one of those catch phrases that has …

Episode 33: Travis Daigle -

November 18th, 2019


What a story Travis Daigle brings into the studio this week.  He went from a 300 pound, 17-year old kid who couldn't swim to a Green Beret in just a …

Episode 32: Stephanie Prosser - Prosser Construction

November 11th, 2019


Stephanie Prosser from Prosser Construction joins the podcast to talk about the immense benefits she has received from forming powerful strategic …

Episode 31: Chuck Sweigart, Washington Karate Lakewood Dojo

November 4th, 2019


What a great episode.  Chuck Sweigart from the very well-known and successful Washington Karate, Lakewood Dojo discusses the determination it took to …

Episode 30: Karen Rosenzweig - One Smart Cookie Marketing

October 28th, 2019


Not sure what to do with social media to help grow your business?  Karen Rosenzweig is a social media coach and gives tips on how to use social media and pitfalls to avoid.  She also talks about the knowledge she gained …

Episode 29: Mark Robinson - Pro Tool Supply

October 21st, 2019


Mark Robinson comes in and takes us through his unbelievable journey of becoming a very successful business owner after a bit of a rocky start in …

Episode 28: Dean Smith - Dean Smith Coaching

October 14th, 2019


This week, we hear from Dean Smith, who created the award winning documentary 'Live to Forgive'.  The film captures Dean's journey of forgiving and helping save the life of the man who brutally beat his mother to death …

Episode 27: Mike Sloan - Camas Consulting

October 7th, 2019


Do you have, "Key man," insurance to insure your Buy / Sell agreement and / or to insure your key employees in the event an employee or business partner (including your spouse) becomes unable to perform their job or …

Episode 26: Harry Wilson - Shine on Signs

September 30th, 2019


Harry Wilson, owner of Shine on Signs drops some serious knowledge about topics that plague many businesses and business owners.  He talks about how …

Episode 25: Angie Guy - Angie D Photography and Angie Whitten - Harmony Photography

September 23rd, 2019


Photographers Angie Guy and Angie Whitten talk about gaining the confidence to charge the price they need to in order to have a sustainable business and the importance of finding a good 'fit' with clients.  Plus they …

Episode 24: Tony Roberts - Tacoma Stars

September 16th, 2019


Tacoma Stars General Manager, Tony Roberts stops by to talk sales, branding and how lowering prices actually increased revenue.  Plus he talks about good times in the entertainment world, like how to deal with 2,500 …

Episode 23: Shawn Mattingly - Weinand and Associates CPAs

September 9th, 2019


Brian hosts his CPA and good friend, Shawn Mattingly who talks about her own experience owning and managing a business.  She also talks basic tax and accounting dos and don'ts.  She explains why being 'bankable' is …

Episode 22: Dave Parkhurst - Greenhaven Interactive

September 2nd, 2019


Dave Parkhurst, who currently owns two businesses, but has owned nine in his career, joins Brian to discuss buying a business vs. starting one from …

Episode 21: Complaints and Grievances

August 26th, 2019


A solo episode leaves Brian with plenty of time to drill down on frustrating and annoying, yet seemingly acceptable practices in the modern business …

Episode 20: Kenneth Baff - 1UP Floors

August 19th, 2019


Kenneth talks about his 'radical' approach to running his business and how that has helped him immensely, including 'radical transparency' and 'radical open-mindedness'.  He also takes us through the ups and downs of …

Episode 19: Samantha Neal - Coastal Maintenance Solutions

August 12th, 2019


A very exuberant and excited Samantha Neal discusses her experience so far running her Janitorial and Cleaning business.  She talks about the …

Episode 18: Mark Anderson - The Profit Growth Initiative

August 5th, 2019


Mark Anderson takes us through 40 years of owning and running his business that he started with a small family loan in 1974 and sold with over 300 …

Episode 17: Greg Anderson - Author of 'Small Business Sales WTF (Without the Fear)'

July 29th, 2019


Author and B2B sales expert Greg Anderson gives some insight as to how a small business should approach sales, and gives tips on what your goals …

Episode 16: Paul Long -

July 19th, 2019


Paul is a Senior Vice President at Timberland Bank, and he is also quite successful at implementing non-traditional marketing ideas.  Paul comes on …

Episode 15: Abbie Cates - FliP Food Company

July 11th, 2019


Abbie Cates, owner of FliP Food Company, talks about how she had to change her perspective on failure after some major setbacks to continue to grow her business.

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Episode 14: Kari Anderson - Thrive Communities

July 11th, 2019


Kari Anderson shares her experience starting and running her business, Thrive Communities, and gives some great pointers on employee happiness and retention. 

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Episode 13: Michelle Graham - Graham and Graham Eldercare

July 11th, 2019


Michelle Graham comes on to discuss how she built a fulfilling business which gives her the lifestyle that she loves.

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Episode 12: Michelle Marconi - Marconi Chiropractic and Wellness

July 3rd, 2019


What are the pros and cons of buying an existing business vs. building one from the ground up?  Dr. Michelle Marconi brings her infectious laugh and …

Episode 11: Joanne Sandberg - Rainier Chem-Dry and Delta Restoration

July 3rd, 2019


If you're looking for some true honesty about the pitfalls and successes a business can encounter over 30 years to help you with your own business, you are in luck.  Joanne Sandberg, owner of the largest Chem-Dry …

Episode 10: Shawn Ottenbreit - Freedom Boat Club

July 3rd, 2019


Accounting is one of the most intimidating and most often mismanaged parts of many businesses.  Shawn Ottenbreit, former CFO of the marketing division of Hewlett-Packard - and current franchise owner of the Freedom Boat …

Episode 9: Dean Paulson - Floor Trader Outlet

July 3rd, 2019


How do I keep a competitive edge in an ever-changing and extremely price sensitive industry?  Dean Paulson, the third generation owner of the Floor …

Episode 8: Lyle Crews - Aspen NW Real Estate and Property Management

July 3rd, 2019


What is a KPI?  How can measuring results improve my business?  How do I know what decision is the right one?  Lyle Crews, Managing Broker at Aspen …

Episode 7: Kevin House - Center Collision

July 3rd, 2019


When you've been in business for over 20 years, you've got plenty of knowledge to share.  Kevin House, owner of the auto-body repair shop, Center …

Episode 6: Brian Harding

July 3rd, 2019


Brian talks about why he is doing a podcast and why he started his own business.  He also shares a variety of things he has learned along the way, not only as his plumbing business grew from 3 partners in 2011 to 50 …

Episode 5: Mac McDonald - McTerry's Creating Balance / Ziga

July 3rd, 2019


What could you possibly learn from a guy in a multi-level marketing business?  When he is literally one of the most successful multi-level marketers …

Episode 4: Doug Hudak - BAM Design

July 3rd, 2019


What should you consider when branding your company?  When is it a good idea to rebrand?  Does your brand stand out in the crowd?  Doug Hudak, from …

Episode 3: Keith Armstrong - Strong International Law Group

July 3rd, 2019


What advice would a business lawyer give small business owners?  Why do I need to use contracts?  Tune in to hear Keith Armstrong from Strong …

Episode 2: Paul Long - Timberland Bank

July 3rd, 2019


How do bankers make lending decisions?  Why should you have a banking plan for your business?  Paul Long, Senior Vice President of Timberland Bank, …

Episode 1: Kieran Murry - Ignite-U

July 3rd, 2019


Not sure why networking is such a big deal for growing a business?  Or maybe you feel like a fish out of water when attending a networking event?  Listen to Kieran Murry, owner of a 500+ member networking organization, …

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