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Helping Local Small Business Owners like handymen, cleaners, landscapers, painters, tradesman, dog groomers, franchisees, pool cleaners, brick & mortar, etc, earn a 6 figure income. So if you're working 60, 70 hours a week and struggle to grow your small business and you want more financial freedom, this show is for you. My mission is to help you earn an awesome income!
 
Chef Jamie Adams and Leonardo Moura are co-owners and business partners with over 40 years of experience in the restaurant industry. We all love to eat well, drink and be merry and we got pretty good at selling that whole thing with our two Atlanta based restaurants, il Giallo and Lagarde, so we’ve decided to share our food and wine experience in a podcast that covers our experiences and expertise with a great sense of humor and without taking ourselves too bloody seriously. Welcome to Katze ...
 
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You are having a great year. You are ROCKING IT! Good money at the end of the day. But are you profitable? Do you make the sale, pay the bills and live off the rest? Then you might want to listen to this episode, as your business might not be as profitable as you think you are. **SMALL BUSINESS OWNER TIPS for RUNNING A PROFITABLE BUSINESS** Want mo…
 
What Is It You Do? | The Answer Might Surprise You Mindset is HUGE in your business. Sometimes it is the little things we say that give insight into what blocks us from huge success and profits. The answer to this one little question of “what is it you do” can really make the difference between earning employee wages and having a successful, thrivi…
 
Yes! You Do Have Cost of Goods in Your Business! There are many small business owners who own a service-based business and their bookkeeper is telling them they don’t have costs of goods only expenses. Or they just take a lump sum of money at the end of the month and do not properly account for the labor hours that are part of the service. Let’s ta…
 
The number one mistake many small business owners make is failing to save for their taxes for their small business. This can lead to thousands of dollars in back taxes. We will discuss the best practice that can help save you from having the IRS on your back. **SMALL BUSINESS OWNER TIPS for RUNNING A PROFITABLE BUSINESS** Want more? Here are some p…
 
The most powerful and important thing you can do to earn more money in your business is to learn your business numbers. By knowing your business numbers, you make better decisions on how to price and where the spend the money you take in via your sales. Make a commitment to know your business's numbers and watch your profits grow! **SMALL BUSINESS …
 
Time to finish the year strong! Sales dip so what can you do to increase your sales at the end of the year? Here are 3 things you can do that some businesses find some great success with. Always remember, finish the year strong so you can start the new year even stronger! **SMALL BUSINESS OWNER TIPS for RUNNING A PROFITABLE BUSINESS** Want more? He…
 
Start 2022 Strong in Your Business by Focusing on These 3 Areas You want to finish 2021 strong but more importantly, start 2022 even stronger than you started 2021. The best way to do this is to dive into these 3 core areas of your business. They will have the biggest impact on your profits, time & money. Free eBook: 10 Questions to Ask in Your Bus…
 
You know it happens every day in the restaurant business. A friend meets you after he’s just had a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich for lunch and says, “you should open a grilled cheese restaurant!” And then you do. A through-put that worked was a discovery after opening. It's a term used primarily by those in the quick service or fast casual arenas…
 
You should always check your prices at least twice a year. As we head into the new year, it is time to make any adjustments you might need to start the new year off correctly. Your pricing needs to cover costs, labor, and expenses. You also need to make sure you are paying yourself correctly when setting your prices. Want more? Here are some videos…
 
How long should you reinvest your profits into the business? There is a difference between profits and a fair wage for yourself. Don’t make the mistake of not separating these out and you for sure want an end date. ~~~~ **SMALL BUSINESS OWNER TIPS for RUNNING A PROFITABLE BUSINESS** Click to Get Your Badass Business Owner Merch Get the Free eBook: …
 
What was the last time that you stopped to think about your customer and what they want long before they even pick up the phone to call you? Knowing what your customer is thinking and the basic needs they have, can give you a competitive advantage over your competition. I’ll walk you through a series of questions that you will want to ask yourself …
 
Do you find yourself not hitting your business goals? Looking for a better method to have more focus and accomplish more in your business than you ever have? You might find that the 12 Week Year Method is perfect for you. But what is the 12 Week Year? How does the 12 Week Year work? More importantly, how will the 12 Week Year help you create more s…
 
Sales Do Not Mean Someone is Profitable Way too often we hear someone is doing some amazing sales and we think, dang they are rocking it. But are they? At the end of the day, it is about the profits and not the sales. Someone doing $200,000 in sales can actually be making more money than someone doing $500,000 in sales. Make sure you are focused on…
 
What is it that makes a restaurant, any restaurant, stand out above the competition? Quite simply, it is making sure you can deliver on your basics…meaning the promises of good food and drinks, a comfortable atmosphere and service that makes the guest feel like they belong. Scott Redler is a co-founder of the Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburger…
 
More sales and profits are left on the table due to business owners who simply do not get back with customers that have money in hand, ready to spend on their business! Are you really doing that well that you don’t need new business? ~~~~ Click to Get Your Badass Business Owner Merch Get the Free eBook: 8 Steps to Earning $100,000 in Income in Your…
 
The Next Generation of Entrepreneurs These two kids came into our office to stock their little snack business. They couldn’t be more than maybe 7 & 9. Watching them reminded me that they are the next generation of entrepreneurs we are building! ~~~~ Get the Free eBook: 8 Steps to Earning $100,000 in Income in Your Small Business The Badass Business…
 
Within each business owner lies two people. The you that is passionate about your business and always thinking of ways to drive your sales and the business-minded you that should be slowing down the passionate you to take a look at the numbers to make sure that the great ideas you come up with will also be profitable! ~~~~ Get the Free eBook: 8 Ste…
 
If you want to increase your business profits, then you might want to see if you are making one of these 5 common mistakes that could be costing your small business thousands of dollars in profits. Business doesn’t have to be complicated, and it is often times the things we know deep down that are costing us the profits our business needs. Sales ar…
 
This is Richard Melman, founder of the Chicago based multi-concept restaurant group Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises with over 120 restaurants in operation now and several more on the drawing board. The conversation, at times, sounded just like a couple of guys who have not talked in awhile. Each reminiscing about the old days. But there are also …
 
When we need more profits, we automatically think we need more sales and that just isn’t true. There are plenty of places to find profit in our business and honestly, this is where you should always start. There are only so many hours in the day and before you can increase your sales you need to ensure your business profit is maxed for what you are…
 
Check Your Pricing | Here is What to Look for When Reviewing Your Pricing You should check your prices in your small business at least twice a year. You need to make sure your prices are hitting your profit goals. You need to ensure you are being competitive on pricing yet not racing to the bottom on pricing. You also need to make sure that your pr…
 
What are Your Business’s Weaknesses? The best CEOs focus on the weaknesses of the business. Celebrate the successes but always know what is holding your business back from sales and profits. While you can always find tons of opportunities, by keying in on the top 2-3 weaknesses your business has, you can have a huge impact on profits and sales. ~~~…
 
Well…your back in action now aren’t you. Your dining room can be loaded up the way it used to be over a year ago. Your relieved that you made it through with a little help from the government. Your landlord may have worked out a deal to let you pay off un-paid back rent. And it was the good will of the loyal customers who called every night for a p…
 
There is NO ONE to Hire! It has never been harder to hire new employees than it is right now. BUT! You cannot let this derail you from the mission of finding good people to hire. They are out there, but they aren’t about to show up on your doorstep either just because you invited them in. If you are having trouble finding good people to hire, let’s…
 
Do You Have Raving Fans? Why You Need Them! How many raving fans does your business have? How many customers do you have that will do all they can to help make your business successful? Raving fans are the diehards that love you and your business more than anything. They aren’t the fans that would just give you a 5-star rating. They are the type to…
 
No Sales? Do This First!! Need more sales in your business? Want to find more Customers or Clients? Here is some advice for folks that some might not want to hear, but honestly, there are a group of small business owners that need to hear it! I see small business owners hop into Facebook groups and discussing that they need more customers for their…
 
Don’t recreate the wheel in your small business. There is so much you can learn and get inspiration from. Other businesses have blazed a trail before you so why not “borrow” what they have done to be successful, then add your secret sauce? You are the difference in your business but others have come before us, so why not take what they have learned…
 
Sometimes You Just Need a Vacation I tried to take a vacation last week. I was 75% successful. I want to share why sometimes your brain just needs to shut down for a week so it can process. We need to step back and have no thoughts so we can think clearly again. I will rattle as I share my thoughts as I end my first vacation in 2 years. ~~~~ The Ba…
 
A 30-minute Skype call is not meant to reveal the true colors or inner soul. If it does have a specific purpose, I would guess it to be a way to make contact and maybe…maybe expose a tiny crack to glimpse the real person sitting at the screen on the other side. If there is one thing to come away with from this brief encounter is that the “less is m…
 
The Wheels Fell Off! Now What?? Did you watch your business tank last year due to the pandemic? Or maybe there was a big event that caused your business to tank? If you want to get your business back on track, then here are a few things to keep in mind. ~~~~ The Badass Business Owner Podcast is for Small Business Owners who are tired of living job …
 
The makers and sellers of your favorite adult beverages approach their relationship with the hospitality venues buying their product in a different way than any other vendor we deal with. We rarely see a representative of the cattle ranch come into the restaurant talking about new trending beef recipes and bringing a cut of beef to put on display. …
 
Are You Setting Your Business Up to Fail? Your business has had an amazing year! Business is Booming! Time to make some decisions on how you should grow the business even more. But are you actually setting your business up to fail? This past year has been crazy for small businesses. Some have thrived during the coronavirus, and some have failed and…
 
What Lessons Did Your Business Learn from the Crazy Covid Year? This past year saw some crazy times for many small businesses (large ones too). Whether you had the best year of your business’s life or had one of the worst, there are plenty of lessons to learn from what Covid did to many businesses and continue to impact as we head into the end of 2…
 
Stop Chasing Business All Over the Place! Want more business? Think smaller, not bigger! Learn to focus on the 5 miles around your neighborhood and your business will grow! You are wasting time, money, gas, wear and tear and meanwhile, you aren’t serving 95% of the potential customers who live around you! So if you want more business and you want t…
 
One advantage to being a serial entrepreneur is that you’re probably going to seize upon the next great idea way before anyone else really knows anything about it because you walk around with your antennae up all the time. Well, that’s how Twin Falls Idaho got 2nd South Market and how Dave Buddecke got his next entrepreneurial challenge. The food h…
 
3 Common Mistakes Small Business Owners Make Is Your Business Stuck? Odds are you are making one of these 3 common mistakes I find most small business owners make. You must know who you serve, what is the plan, and you really must know your business numbers. I’ll go into more detail on how these three mistakes are hurting your small business and ke…
 
“Who’s the leader of this madhouse?” I’m not totally convinced this sentiment is exclusive to the restaurant industry…but it’s a phrase spoken often in bars, dining rooms and kitchens all over the country. Ken Mcgarrie was hearing it as well and it drove him to complete a 20 year back of the shelf project that’s become The Surprise Restaurant Manag…
 
Crazy Busy Doesn’t Mean You Are Successful Just because a business looks extremely busy, doesn’t mean it is making any money. Way too many small business owners are victims of their own success. They do more and more sales, yet the profits do not follow. I don’t want you to become another statistic of a failed small business. We will discuss in mor…
 
Micha Magid knew what was missing in midtown Manhattan barbecue when he launched Mighty Quinn several years ago. The others that had come before ignored their sense of place. Barbecue shouldn’t be a Disney ride built to convince the guest they’re about to experience another time and place. To connect it has to be as real as you can make it. Mighty …
 
Study the Storm of Your Busy Season Most businesses have crazy busy seasons. Time’s when you spend what feels like 100% of your time “in” the business, “doing” the business vs working “on” the business. The key is to ensure that you are studying what is going right and what is going wrong and what you need to fix before the next crazy season of you…
 
A restaurateur is an entrepreneur that has something special and different about them. And as my own informally collected data suggests, the men and women in this category possess a fire somewhere inside fueling their drive to create and build a business that transcends the ordinary wealth making machine. Ike Shehadeh of Ike’s Love & Sandwiches is …
 
Time to Pivot from Sales to Profits You’ve built a great business for yourself, but you need more profits. There is no more time for more sales, so you need to focus on profits. Let’s discuss how now is the perfect time to pivot your business to the products and services that grow your profits not just your sales! ~~~~ The Badass Business Owner Pod…
 
Whip Out Your Profit & Loss Income Statement! Time to grab your profit and loss income statement and see who you are doing so far this year. What are the wins and the opportunities? What can you do today to course correct or take advantage of? Compare your profit and loss to last year or the year prior and see what other trends you see. The key to …
 
Franklin Junction bills itself as a mixture of Airbnb and Match.com — but for restaurants. The platform finds kitchens with extra capacity and matches them with brands that want to expand into new locations. Franklin Junction launched in 2020, but it’s been in development for two years. The industry was under capacity by 15 to 20 percent before COV…
 
Grow Your Business by Tapping into Your Tribe Do you have a tribe of people that you hang out with on a regular business? Did you know that this tribe can be instrumental in helping you grow your business? Your tribe already knows, likes, and trusts you. So why not tap into this and help them realize how you might be able to help their family, frie…
 
Who Are You Talking To? Are you chasing the wrong customers or clients? Are you so focused on talking to everyone that you end up talking to no one? Did you know that if you focus your energy on the ideal, target customer that you will grow your business much faster than trying to talk to everyone? Let’s face it, not everyone will use your business…
 
Restaurant Recipe Management; Josh Sharkey’s Meez Burning ideas get snuffed out in the miasma of defeat. But it’s also defeat that sometimes raise simple ideas to brilliance. Mis En Place is a kitchen phrase that means “everything in it’s place”. The generation of a digital method to manage recipes for a restaurant is here and there are quite a few…
 
Maximizing Your Seasonal Business Do you have a seasonal business? Looking for ideas on how you can maximize your sales and profits? There are three crucial things to look at. You will want to make sure you have the funds to cover your slower months as a top priority. Your next priority is to ensure you are as profitable as possible on the sales yo…
 
Your Communication Sucks! Your (Lack of) Communication is Costing You Sales and Profits! This has been an infuriating week. It has been filled with poor communication from various people who all impacted my client’s experience. While we might not be able to prevent the problems, the hiccups, the frustration came from the lack of communication. Way …
 
What does it take to let the world know who you are and why you’re here? Existential questions that have plagued mankind forever. Along life’s journey we take the turns that lead us along a path. Some turns are handed to us or even forced upon us while others are all of our own making. To understand this and live a life based on this understanding …
 
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