In today’s episode, we interview Michael Erath, Founder of Next Level Growth, a firm of business guides who help businesses systemize and scale.
In the first 15 years of his career, Michael took over an $8MM family manufacturing business which he grew to $45MM in revenue with over 200 employees during his 15 years as President & CEO.
Being tied closely to the housing market and due to a significant betrayal from a business partner who eventually served prison time for embezzlement and fraud, during the financial collapse of 2009 Michael lost it all.
Late in 2010, Michael leveraged all that he had and started a new business. It was during the startup of his new business that Michael was introduced to the book Traction®. In Traction, Michael found many of the same tools he had implemented in the past, but this time as part of a more holistic system that filled in many of the missing gaps he experienced when he had tried the “do-it-yourself” route earlier in his career.
Shortly thereafter, Michael began implementing EOS® as the basic foundation in his new business. With EOS® as the foundation, Michael then used his past experience with other systems to plug the holes that exist in EOS, layering on strategy and cash management tools from Scaling Up; recruiting and hiring A-Player playbooks from Topgrading; and other advanced business tools he had learned over his career and from his time in YPO. This customized approach allowed him to grow the business rapidly and in 2015 make the Inc. 5000. Running the business on a complete and custom-tailored system gave Michael the entrepreneurial freedom to eventually exit the business and focus on his true passion: Taking all that his entrepreneurial life has given him, sharing it openly and vulnerably, and in doing so giving it all back as a full-time business guide.
Since 2015, Michael has been a record holding Certified EOS Implementer®, a Certified Scaling Up Coach and a Certified Pinnacle Business Guide. As the only business guide in the US to have simultaneously held all three certifications, Michael shares from his vast knowledge as well as his more than 20 years of experience in the trenches of the entrepreneurial world to help his clients bring their dreams to reality. Rather than offering a one-size-fits-all solution, Michael guides them in implementing a customized, holistic operating system that can only be done by someone who has lived through it all.
In 2017 Michael wrote about his incredible journey from success, to collapse, to rebuilding based on lessons learned in what has now become an Amazon Best-Seller. His book, RISE: The Reincarnation of an Entrepreneur, is available in print and audio on Amazon.
Next Level Growth
Next Level Growth offers business guidance to entrepreneurial minded business owners and their leadership teams by helping them implement tools and concepts to fill their organizations with great people, learn how to lead them with an inspiring purpose, create optimized playbooks to train their teams on how to execute consistent processes, and instill a culture of performance, all of which leads to best-in-class profits and cash flow. You can take their 5-minute Business Health CheckUp at www.NextLevelGrowth.com/CheckUp to see how your organization is performing, validating both where you are strong and where you have opportunities to grow stronger.
Next Level Growth has a team of experienced former CEOs and COOs available to help companies throughout the United States.
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Prevail Legal Marketing
Prevail Legal Marketing is redefining the relationship between PPC companies and law firms. Marketing agencies have been taking advantage of law firms for too long with retainers that incentivize higher ad spends rather than improved performance.
At Prevail, we partner with law firms to mitigate their risk by guaranteeing lead costs and reinventing the traditional marketing retainer model.
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In this episode, we interview Galy Vega, Owner of Galy Vega Virtual Administrative Assistant Services.Galy VegaIn early 2011, Galy decided to blend her law firm administration and marketing assistant experience with her enthusiasm for helping individuals by launching her own online virtual assistance service business. For a decade now, Galy and her team have gained their client’s trust and continue to provide unparalleled VA services across the United States.Galy Vega Virtual Administrative Assistant Services Galy Vega Virtual Administrative Assistant services supports small law firms and business owners in their administrative, legal secretary and paralegal efforts. We tailor our services to fit each client’s unique business. Our goal is to help our busy clients do and be more. Prevail Legal MarketingPrevail Legal Marketing is redefining the relationship between PPC companies and law firms. Marketing agencies have been taking advantage of law firms for too long with retainers that incentivize higher ad spends rather than improved performance.At Prevail, we partner with law firms to mitigate their risk by guaranteeing lead costs and reinventing the traditional marketing retainer model.Prevail's PPC Marketing is Different- Pay for Results, not Promises- Guaranteed Lead Costs- Start, Stop, or Increase Volume On-Demand- No Up-Front Fees- No Long-Term Contracts ...
In today's episode, we interview Dan Garrison, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Fresh Start Funding. Dan Garrison Dan is a co‐founder and Managing Director of Fresh Start Funding. Dan’s cultivated a national reputation in corporate restructuring, business bankruptcy and bankruptcy litigation. A regular speaker and author featured with various state and local bar and professional associations and the American Bankruptcy Institute, Dan graduated from the University of Utah College of Law, where he served on the Utah Law Review and clerked for the Hon. Dee V. Benson of the United States District Court for the District of Utah. He serves on the Alumni Board of Trustees of his law school and is a founding board member, former board chair and governance committee chair of Care Fund, a charity providing housing assistance to the families of critically ill children. Fresh Start Funding Fresh Start Funding helps attorneys grow their practices by offering payment plans to clients who can't pay up-front fees. We provide everything firms need to offer clients payment plans for your fees: financing so you get paid first, payment management so you're not chasing clients for fees, and proven marketing support to attract and retain more clients. Over 500 firms nationwide and thousands of clients use our service. For more information about Fresh Start Funding, please visit Website: https://www.freshstartfunding.com/prevailTwitter: @zerodownlegalFacebook: facebook.com/FreshStartFundingInstagram: @freshstartfunding Prevail Legal Marketing Prevail Legal Marketing is redefining the relationship between PPC companies and law firms. Marketing agencies have been taking advantage of law firms for too long with retainers that incentivize higher ad spends rather than improved performance. At Prevail, we partner with law firms to mitigate their risk by guaranteeing lead costs and reinventing the traditional marketing retainer model. www.growwithprevail.com Prevail's PPC ...
In this episode, we interview Cory Chadwick, founder of The Mental Gym, a business designed to help you live your 10. Cory ChadwickCory Chadwick is a super proud dad, husband, mental fitness and mindset coach, and founder of The Mental Gym.He founded The Gym because just like we work out our bodies, we need a place to work out our minds.Cory's an unwavering optimist who's passionate about personal growth, living with purpose, and building incredible, meaningful relationships.He says Live Your 10. Because let’s face it, on a scale from 1-10, you’re not here to live a 6 or 7.The Mental GymWe have a gym for our bodies, this is the gym for your mind.The Mental Gym isn’t therapy, it’s mental fitness for people who want to move from good to great.It’s a place to work on yourself and grow, together with like-minded people.We stretch your thinking and help you build the habits, mindset, and practical tools to be the best version of yourself and live your best life.From feeling happier, more fulfilled, and purposeful, to having great, meaningful relationships, to higher performance with less effort (to name a few) – we work on a new concept every week, helping you get a little better every day.It’s your life – on a scale from 1-10 you’re not here to live a 6 or 7. We help you Live Your 10.Connect with Cory on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/cory-chadwickAnd learn more about The Mental Gym at www.mentalgymife.comPrevail ...