Profit By Design

37 EpisodesProduced by Dr. Sabrina Starling and Mike Bruno

You work hard in your business.On the Profit by Design Podcast, we ask the BIG question: What has your business done FOR YOU lately?Join your co-hosts, Dr. Sabrina Starling, The Business Psychologist™ and author of the How to Hire the Best Series, and Mike Bruno, CEO of Contractor Business Solutions… read more

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37: Changing the Story of Entrepreneurship

May 23rd, 2019

40:24

Do you feel that you don't deserve to have fun, or to be kind to yourself because you have a business? And do you feel as if you always need to do better, and more? This is something many of us, as entrepreneurs, seem …

36: Removing Friction to Create an Exceptional Client Experience with Roger Dooley

May 16th, 2019

53:20

You wouldn’t purposely frustrate your top clients. Yet, many of us inadvertently do just that. Today Dr. Sabrina and Mike are talking to author, …

35: Special Mother's Day Edition: Entrepreneurship and Kids with Danielle Hayden

May 9th, 2019

50:30

How are you showing up as a parent and an entrepreneur? Today, we have a special Mother's Day edition of the podcast as Dr. Sabrina and returning guest, Danielle Hayden, talk about two of their favorite topics: …

34: What are You Bringing in the Door of Your Business with Chad Hatfield

May 1st, 2019

43:53

Today, Dr. Sabrina and Mike bring Chad Hatfield, owner of Hatfield Builders and Remodelers in Plano, Texas, back onto the show. Chad was previously interviewed early on in the Profit by Design Podcast, in the very …

33: Creating Company Culture To Attract and Retain A-Players with Kieran Lynch

April 25th, 2019

41:23

If you had to hire 10 A-Players this year, how would you do it? Dr. Sabrina has an interesting conversation with Kieran Lynch, the VP of Lynch Power, …

32: Strapping Your Monkey Mind In to Bring Out Your Awesome with John Bates

April 18th, 2019

38:59

Do you have an important story to share? And would you like to become more powerful and effective in the way you communicate it? In today's episode, …

31: Don't Let Your Money Blocks Keep You From Making Good Decisions with Lindsay Darby and Danielle Hayden

April 11th, 2019

47:55

Would you like to know if there's something that you may be doing that is sabotaging you getting good financial advice from your accountant or …

30: The Battles We Fight Start Between Our Ears

April 4th, 2019

42:49

Did you know that your mindset is a critical issue? And that it affects your business in several key areas? In today's episode, Dr. Sabrina and Mike have an interesting conversation with Tom Reber, the host of The …

29: Recruiting the Perfect A-Player for Your Small Business with Erin Longmoon

March 28th, 2019

49:16

Have you ever worked in a toxic work environment? If so, you're going to love today's guest, Erin Longmoon, of Zephyr Recruiting. Erin is on a mission to eradicate toxic workplaces. She is doing this by placing …

28: It’s Bold and It’s True! Tax Accountant takes 4 Week Vacation in the Height of Tax Season with John Briggs

March 21st, 2019

41:29

Would you like to take a 4 Week Vacation™? John Briggs, owner of Incite Tax Works took the 4 Week Vacation™ challenge. In today's episode, he will …

27: Tapping the Potential of Strengths in Your Small Business with Darren Virassammy

March 14th, 2019

1:09:04

Are you clear about where your strengths lie? In today's episode, we're sharing our interview with Darren Virassammy, the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of 34 Strong. Darren blew Dr. Sabrina away with his talk …

26: Connecting to Learn

March 7th, 2019

37:31

What does connected to learning mean to you? For Mike and Dr. Sabrina, it's been valuable to discover new things on this podcast, and to learn, grow, …

25: Stop Playing Small with Christeen Era

February 28th, 2019

44:07

Are you an entrepreneur and need help getting yourself and company out of the weeds? Today our guest shares the tools and systems that she uses. A …

24: From Weeders to Leaders – Tapping into Your Team’s Greatness with Jeff McManus

February 21st, 2019

59:37

How do you tap into your team’s greatness? Creating a great workplace culture is a struggle for many of us and it’s one Jeff McManus knows all too …

23: Overcoming Resistance to Change

February 14th, 2019

40:50

Do you get all fired up after discovering a new system for your business only to find that you lack the confidence to implement the necessary changes? After listening to the previous podcast, with Vicky Suiter from The …

22: Stop the Profit Bleed with Vicki Suiter

February 7th, 2019

42:27

Do you know if you have a profitable business? You may think you do, and only find out at the end of the year that you’re barely breaking even. Today’s guest emphasizes that we need to build profit into our budgeting …

21: Designing for Profit in 2019

January 31st, 2019

25:49

Mike is back with us on the show again! For Mike and Dr. Sabrina, success in business, in your personal life, and with your goals, is all about small wins. So in today's episode, Mike and Dr. Sabrina are talking about …

20: Street Smart Entrepreneurial Strategies with Tom Antion

January 24th, 2019

37:44

On today's Profit by Design, you're going to get some great ideas that are really going to get your wheels turning. Dr. Sabrina will be talking to …

19: Become a Savvy Consumer of Business Coaching Services

January 17th, 2019

35:56

How do you select a business coach? This is a great question for all business owners! It is not an easy task but there are best practices and things to look out for in choosing the right coach. Once you find the right …

18: Ask Dr. Sabrina: Help! I Need a Process for Hiring

January 10th, 2019

36:32

Today Dr. Sabrina is answering a question from Heidi Adams, one of our listeners in rural Wyoming. Heidi’s business has been growing faster than she expected and she needs a process for hiring.  

Heidi is not alone! In …

17: Hire Better with Psychological Assessments Dr. Christine Allen

January 3rd, 2019

49:54

The guest on today's episode of the Profit by Design is Dr. Christine Allen, a Workplace Psychologist and Executive Coach. Dr. Chris and Dr. Sabrina …

16: Why Your Business NEEDS you to Take a 4 Week Vacation

December 27th, 2018

34:55

Dr. Sabrina is getting ready to leave for her 4 Week Vacation! She's been preparing since early March, and systemizing her business to run without her for the next four weeks. This means that her it will have to go …

15: Making Sustainably Profitable LIFESTYLE Decisions with Nathan Shields

December 20th, 2018

34:04

The guest on today's episode of the Profit by Design Podcast is Nathan Shields, the host of the Physical Therapy Owners Club podcast. Nathan has made some really interesting choices when it comes to both lifestyle and …

14: Getting Out of Your Own Way in Business with Steven Bousquet

December 13th, 2018

44:46

Steven Bousquet joins Dr. Sabrina on today's episode of Profit by Design Podcast after returning, very relaxed, from a 4 Week Vacation vacation. (He made the 4 Week Vacation Pledge at the last retreat held at Dr. …

13: How to Write a Simple, One Page Business Plan with Dave Sullivan

December 6th, 2018

44:58

Are you a business owner that would like to retire one day and be able to pass off an excelling company? Then today’s show is just for you! Creating …

12: What it REALLY takes to be a ‘Great Place to Work’

November 29th, 2018

35:53

Wouldn’t it be nice to be a part of a working team that feels like family? On today’s Profit by Design Podcast, Dr. Sabrina speaks with Chuck Parmely …

11: Marketing Isn’t Just for Getting Customers, It’s Important for Employee Recruitment Too

November 22nd, 2018

39:23

Attracting the best employees requires some ninja strategies in today’s tight labor market. On today’s Profit by Design Podcast, Mike Ciavolino joins …

10: Learn the Language of Your Ideal Clients

November 15th, 2018

1:00:24

On today’s Profit by Design Podcast, our guest is Jeffrey Shaw, author of the book Lingo. In order for a business to attract more and more ideal clients and customers, we have to understand the lingo of the ideal …

09: Stop Pushing Paper and Start Prioritizing People with Rhamy Alejeal

November 8th, 2018

56:25

On today’s Profit by Design, Dr. Sabrina has a conversation with Rhamy Alejeal. Rhamy opens our eyes to the subtle micro-transactions that create friction between a business and its team members. You work hard to bring …

08: Live, Lead and Work On Purpose with Dr. Ken Keis

November 1st, 2018

52:32

On today’s Profit by Design, Dr. Sabrina and Mike speak with Dr. Ken Keis. Not only is he an author, speaker, podcast host, and coach,  but he is …

07: The Emotional Side of Managing Employees with Mike and Dr. Sabrina

October 25th, 2018

23:24

Are you waging emotional battles that may be blocking you from managing your employees properly? The whole “people side” of running a business can be …

06: 3 Things You Must Know to Grow Profitably with Donna Leyens

October 18th, 2018

37:07

On today’s Profit by Design, Dr. Sabrina Starling talks with her good friend Donna Leyens.  Donna is the President and Co-Founder of the Provendus Group. She is on a mission to save small businesses from extinction, by …

05: Ask Dr. Sabrina: I Work 60 Hours a Week, How Do I Even Find Time to Work ON My Business?

October 11th, 2018

23:36

What has your business done for you lately? Is your business running you rather than you running your business? On today’s Profit By Design, Dr. Sabrina Starling hosts a special Ask Dr. Sabrina segment to answer an …

04: You Can't Make This Stuff Up with Chad Hatfield

October 4th, 2018

41:49

On today’s Profit By Design, we are excited to have Chad Hatfield, owner of Chad Hatfield Builders and Remodelers in Plano, Tx. Chad and his team have won many awards, and recently won 6 ARC awards from the Dallas …

03: Hiring the Best to Set Your Business Up to Run Without You with Dr. Sabrina Starling

September 27th, 2018

33:25

On today’s Profit By Design, Mike interviews co-host, Dr. Sabrina Starling. Dr. Sabrina is The Business Psychologist™  and author of the How To Hire …

02: Using Systems in Your Business to Allow You to Pursue Other Interests with Mike Bruno

September 27th, 2018

23:19

Maybe you’re an entrepreneur just starting out or, like Mike Bruno, perhaps you’ve been doing it the past 27 years. Today, Mike and I talk about a few examples of where your business can be once you commit and focus. …

01: What Every Business Owner Needs to Know to Avoid Entrepreneurial Poverty with Mike Michalowicz

September 19th, 2018

30:29

It’s exciting to start a business, but most business owners don’t anticipate cashflow problems and the time poverty that can come along with owning a business. Your business doesn’t have to take over your life, and …

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