Healthy Business Healthy Profits
By Lisa Roberts
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This show helps entrepreneurs overwhelmed with the challenges of leading and managing a rapidly growing company. We focus on smart growth and provide the tips, strategies and solutions owners need to tackle the problems that growing companies face along the way. We look at topics like cash flow management, financial analysis, planning, operations and many other topics around business management. We’ll interview experts from various business specialties and feature entrepreneurs who have dealt with growth problems first hand and learn how they overcame them. Our goal is to help you gain value and insight from other’s experiences.
||CleanGet Your Business Fit to Grow||In this episode we look at important things entrepreneurs need to consider as they decide to grow their small business to make sure that their company is ready and fit to grow. Lisa uses her concepts of the 5 P's, Planning, Practices, Process,...||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMissing This Opportunity to Save Time, Money and Headaches?||In this show we look at something that is often ignored by first time entrepreneurs that can help them manage their business more effectively. Implementing standard operating procedures can help companies move from chaos to consistency...||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Eliminate “not my job” from Your Business||"It's not my job" is one of the last things entrepreneurs want to hear when they are running a fast growing business. In this episode, we explore why using job descriptions is one important ingredient in running a healthy business. We look...||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMore Money Won't Fix Your Broken Business||Entrepreneurs look to outside investors to raise money to finance growth. There is a lot to consider when deciding if this is the right path for you and your business. If a business has real problems money isn't necessarily the answer. In...||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Employee Handbooks are a Necessary Evil for Your Business||Once your business grows past the point of a handful of employees, it's time to start thinking about an employee handbook. In this episode you'll learn why you need a handbook and what types of policies you need to include. We'll also talk...||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean25 Ways You Can Improve Cash Flow - Part 2||Entrepreneurs know that one of the most critical aspects to running a healthy business is to maintain a good level of cash flow. In this the 2nd part of a two part episode, Lisa will give you several tips to improve cash flow in your business...||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean25 Ways You Can Improve Cash Flow Part 1||Entrepreneurs know that one of the most critical aspects to running a healthy business is to maintain a good level of cash flow. In this the first part of a two part episode, Lisa will give you several tips to improve cash flow in your...||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStruggling with Business Costs? Have You Looked Here?||Trying to control and manage costs is always difficult in a growing business. Your company's culture can affect how your organization approaches spending and cost control. As a business owner want employees to "think like an owner", he or...||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLearn How Her Product Idea Landed Her in the Spotlight||In this episode, we'll hear how our guest's career ending injury along with her passion for design helped this entrepreneur develop a new product idea for the fitness market. She tells how her idea came about, how she developed her concept and...||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy Best Advice for Collecting Your Cash||Cash collection is an important part of any business but especially one that is growing. Many businesses rely on cash to fund their growth. In this episode, we'll talk through all the aspects of the cash collection cycle and highlight the...||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBusiness Insurance and Risk - What Entrepreneurs Need to Know||Running any business involves risk. Entrepreneurs need to be able to assess the risk in their company and make sure they're protecting themselves with insurance. On today's episode we talk to insurance expert Michael McMahon about how...||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Get Started Using Strategic Planning||Once a company grows to a size where management teams run the various departments, the planning process can get more difficult due to the complexity of the business. It’s not just the entrepreneur making decisions, now there are department heads –..||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy You Need to Know and Manage Business Risk||Running a business involves some level of risk no matter what type of business you're in. In order to successfully manage risk, it's important that you identify the potential risks you face and take steps to management and mitigate that...||5/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExpense Analysis: A Best Practice of Growth Companies||You often read in the business news how companies are taking on cost control projects or have cost reduction projects as a strategy in their business. These companies are focusing on improving operations and financial results. In order for...||4/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEntrepreneurs, You Need to Grow WITH Your Growing Business||Entrepreneurs can fall into a trap where as they try to manage everything in their growing business, they struggle, just to keep up. Once that happens, some of the critical decisions and strategies he or she should be focusing on, get left to...||4/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInsider Secrets for Success in Managing a Family Business||Family businesses can be challenging to manage and sustain especially as they move from one generation to the next. According to several studies the chances of survival of family businesses decreases as companies move from one generation to the next....||3/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEssential Questions You Need to Answer about Your Pricing||In this episode we dive deeper into the concept of pricing your offerings in a service type business. While there is not one right answer, we'll talk through the types of things you need to consider and understand when pricing your services. Key...||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBusiness cash poor? You need to understand working capital||In this episode we will talk about the concept of working capital. We'll help you understand what makes up working capital and why you need to pay attention to it. We'll also give you tips on how to manage it better so that you are...||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs Your Business at Risk for Losing Sales?||In this episode Lisa Roberts uses a real life experience to illustrate the problem that some companies can face. She refers to it as "sales being at risk" and that is when a company hasn't taken the steps to develop their market or a plan to...||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExpert Insights on the State of Employee Benefits||Employee benefit plans in the U.S. has undergone a lot of change over the last 10 years. Entrepreneurs have struggled to keep up with it all. In this episode we bring in employee benefits expert Joe Ellis from CBIZ. Joe will give us...||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre Financial Management Mistakes Hurting Your Business?||It's easy for entrepreneurs to get caught up in the day to day and lose sight sometimes of the big picture. One aspect of that big picture is managing your company's finances. In today's episode we cover some of the mistakes business owners make in...||2/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPlan for Good and Bad times - When Business Growth Stalls||Show Notes In this show Lisa tells of an experience from her past work life. It's about a very difficult situation that her company faced after years of rapid growth. We'll talk about what happened, how sometimes in running a business you...||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Create a Useful Sales Forecast||Entrepreneurs need to do a healthy dose of planning in order to anticipate their resource needs during the year. Creating a good plan and budget for your company starts with knowing - or at least estimating - the amount of business you expect for the...||1/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanManaging Growing Sales and Deliver On Your Brand Promise||Sales growth can end up being a trap that entrepreneurs can fall into. High growth and large increases in sales can put a ton of stress on a company that isn't ready for it. In this episode we cover the symptoms of the sales growth trap...||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGet Focused on Better Business Performance with Key Indicators||Owners of growing businesses are so crazy busy that they rely on their gut too much and struggle with where to focus their valuable time. Determining where the business is doing well or doing poorly takes more focus and less gut. Entrepreneurs need a...||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCosts and Pricing: What You Need to Know||Pricing decisions involve much more than charging what the competition is charging. In order to properly price your products and services to achieve a reasonable profit , you need to know your costs. In this episode we will talk...||12/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanManaging Cash Flow with a Forecast||Cash flow is the lifeblood for many businesses. This is especially true for both start-ups and growing companies. Often a growth company has to spend money before making money. So, being able to manage cash and cash flow becomes much more...||12/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStay Out of Hot Water - Keep Business and Personal Records Separate||I’m sure many of you have heard the piece of advice recommending that you should keep your business records separate from your personal records. But do you know why it’s so important? Today we are going to talk about an important subject...||12/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilling Gaps In Expertise - What You Need to Know About Staffing for Growth||Businesses that move from start-up to growth often start to see gaps in expertise. When the business was smaller generalists and jack of all trade types of people were able to get the work done and propel the business forward. But as the...||11/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Scale Your Business Part 2||The phrase scaling a business is one of the latest catch phrases that describe growing a business in a profitable way. Planning and managing growth involves many important factors. In Part 1 of a 2 part episode, Lisa talked about some of...||11/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Scale Your Business Part 1||The phrase scaling a business is one of the latest catch phrases that describe growing a business in a profitable way. Planning and managing growth involves many important factors. Today, Lisa will talk about some of the people or human...||11/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDo Stakeholders Get Your Business Model?||The term business model was used a lot in the days to of the so called dot com era. It was basically a fancy way to say how a company made money. Whatever you call it strategy, value chain or business model, it’s important that...||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrowth and Spending: What You Need To Know||Healthy Business, Healthy Profits is focused on the challenges of managing a healthy profitable business. One tool that helps entrepreneurs do that is using a budget to plan and manage their spending in order to achieve their goals and...||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDo You Need to Hire for Your Growing Company?||If you have a company that is growing, you’ve found that you have to make a lot of decisions. One of those decisions is figuring out when it is time to start hiring more employees. As companies grow, they eventually need to start adding people...||10/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRotten Recordkeeping:What You Need To Do About It||One pain point for business owners is keeping and maintaining good business records. Too often businesses fall behind in their recordkeeping, which will, more than likely, get them into even deeper problems. Not keeping timely records will...||10/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Focusing Only on Sales Hurts Your Business||Business owners like to focus on sales and sales growth as a measure of how good their business is doing. It feels good to tell someone that you reached X dollars of sales or that your sales are up 25% over last year. However, too much...||10/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGet Your Business Under Control with Processes||Entrepreneurs in growing companies must often confront situations where it feels like they are losing control. Fast growth creates a pace where employees are hired quickly, workload increases, decisions must be made quickly and if things are...||10/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCost of Solving the Wrong Problem Ep2||Running a growing business can be rewarding but when you run into problems it can be a challenge to identify and solve the right problem. In this show we are going to show you how problems can be misidentified leading to costly efforts that try...||10/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Makes a Healthy Business? Ep1||What makes a business, a healthy business? In this episode we talk about what it means to have a healthy business, the traps that entrepreneurs fall into as they try to grow a healthy business and the ways you can get out of or avoid those traps. Key...||10/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
What great tips! Thank you Lisa for spelling out strategies for business improvements. So many great suggestions in just a short bit of time. Lisa is a true expert in the area of business strategies. Hope people put her strategies to work. Thank you! Can't wait for the next podcast!
Great Thought Starter
This podcast is a great thought starter for what you need to look for and do to achieve the results you're looking for in your business. I am looking forward to the next episode. Lisa has a great way of making you look at things, perhaps differently than you have in the past, to get you to that next level.
Liked the 5 P's!
Great episode! I appreciate when information is communicated in a clear-cut manner. The conversational platform helped reinforce each aspect of the 5 P’s. Looking forward learning more!