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Business, Bourbon and Cigars

Business Bourbon and Cigars is the preeminent resource for ambitious leaders who want a backstage pass to the top. Each episode, we sit down with ultra-successful executives and industry leaders who share their insider strategies for growth and success. And every now and then, we sip on some fine bourbon and light up our favorite cigars while we chat.

This podcast is a community of aspiring leaders and entrepreneurs who share a passion for success, growth, and innovation. As a listener of our show, you'll gain access to exclusive strategies, insights, and resources that will provide the inspiration, knowledge, and resources you need to achieve your most audacious goals.

Each week, we bring you in-depth interviews with high-level executives and industry leaders with a proven track record and deep understanding of what it takes to grow a business. They’ll share their no-nonsense approach, the challenges they faced on their journey to the top, and the strategies that helped them overcome obstacles and forge their own path to ultra-success.

We interview sophisticated guests who are; problem solvers, catalysts, storytellers, collaborative, proactive, and relationship builders. Our guests are experts – they are NOT: fault finders, enablers, lecturers, combative, or reactive. They do NOT view themselves or their businesses as commodities.

At the heart of our community are small to medium-sized business owners and executives who aspire to transcend limitations and accomplish greatness. This show is about helping you unlock your full potential and achieving your wildest dreams.

We foster a culture of transformation, constantly pushing boundaries, challenging the status quo and disruption, and seeking new and innovative solutions to drive growth for you, our audience.

We embrace change and are unafraid to take calculated risks to achieve our goals. We’re willing to challenge conventional wisdom and explore new horizons to pursue growth and progress. This bold and adventurous spirit sets our podcast apart and makes it so appealing to those who share this mindset.

Subscribe to the Business Bourbon & Cigars podcast and take the first step towards pushing beyond your limits and never settling for mediocrity or complacency. Our podcast will help you discover your passions, allowing you to focus your efforts on what you truly love, and reach your full potential.

By subscribing, you'll gain access to valuable advice and inspiration that will help improve your business, career, and life. Learn how to lead ethically, act with integrity, and prioritize the well-being of others. Innovation is key, and we encourage you to be open to new ideas and potential breakthroughs as opportunities for growth and improvement.

Persistence and perseverance through setbacks and obstacles are critical, and we encourage you never to give up on your goals. Calculated risks and bold moves may sometimes be necessary, but our guests will show you how to weigh the potential risks and benefits beforehand.

Cultivate a growth mindset by committing to self-improvement, always seeking out opportunities to expand your knowledge and skills. Lastly, value diversity by recognizing the importance of different perspectives and experiences and seeking out diverse voices and opinions.

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The bottom line, Business Bourbon and Cigars is the ultimate resource for determined business leaders who want to learn from the best, grow, and connect with like-minded individuals who share their drive and passion for success. With exclusive content and resources, inspiring interviews, and a supportive community, our podcast will help you take your business to the next level. So, subscribe now and join us for a fun and insightful journey to the top, and don't forget to bring your favorite bourbon and cigar!

Risk, Growth, and Resilience: John T. Hewitt's Entrepreneurial Blueprint

Business, Bourbon and Cigars

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  • about 1 month ago
  • 52:13

What would it take to create a national business services franchise? How do you go about transforming a small business from nothing into a multi-billion-dollar company? Today’s guest is John T. Hewitt has achieved both of these feats. John is an entrepreneur at the peak of his game. John was the co-founder of Jackson Hewitt, the founder of Liberty Tax Service, and is now the CEO of Loyalty Brands. He’s also a franchise expert with over 50 years of experience. Join Scott and John as they explore: * How John’s father inspired him to become an entrepreneur, leading him to co-found Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, which grew into a billion-dollar company.* Aiming to be number one in everything you do.* How setting big, hairy, audacious goals is crucial for achieving greatness, yet many entrepreneurs set goals that are too low or too high.* John's goal in writing his book, iCompete, was to help others avoid the same mistakes he made and give back to the community by sharing his insights.* How growth is an important ingredient of a company's culture, and that once a company stops growing, it's almost impossible to maintain a great culture.* Culture is a critical factor in determining a company's success, and it should be treated as a balance sheet item.* Entrepreneurs who aren't risk tolerant or self-starters often fail.* The need to change in order to improve, and that learning is the only way to do so.* The importance of core values and a winning attitude in business. * John’s concern about the growth of franchising, citing that too many successful mom-and-pop businesses are becoming franchisors without proper knowledge or expertise.Thanks to John Hewitt for being on Business, Bourbon & Cigars. Connect with John on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-t-hewitt-9917b7149/ Learn more about John and Loyalty Brands: https://loyaltybrands.com/john-hewitt/ Get John’s book, iCompete: How My Extraordinary Strategy for Winning Can Be Yours: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1682610063 BUSINESS, BOURBON & CIGARSBe sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any episodes. * Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3SN2fHn * Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/74bfJL9J2fjevQEvi17ekU * YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MePlusUltraNetwork/podcasts * Business, Bourbon & Cigars is the preeminent resource for ambitious leaders who want a backstage pass to the top. Each episode, we sit down with ultra-successful executives and industry leaders who share their insider strategies for growth and success. And of course, we may even sip on some of the finest bourbon and light up our favorite cigars while we chat.* Each week, we bring you in-depth interviews with high-level executives and industry leaders who have a proven track record and deep understanding of what it takes to grow a business. They’ll share their no-nonsense approach, the challenges they faced on their journey to the top, and the strategies that helped them overcome obstacles and forge their own path to ultra-success.ME PLUS ULTRA *...

Unlocking Everyday Innovation, with Josh Linkner

Business, Bourbon and Cigars

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  • about 1 month ago
  • 42:00

How different would your life be if you had an innovation framework where every problem could be solved and every opportunity could be seized? Josh Linkner is on a mission to unlock dormant creative capacity, helping everyday people become everyday innovators, and he’s our guest on today’s episode. Join Scott and Josh as they explore: * How a jazz background helped Josh launch his tech career.* Thinking of Innovation as "the great equalizer" that can be achieved through small, incremental changes, rather than giant breakthroughs.* Tips for unlocking creativity.* Josh’s latest book, Big Little Breakthroughs: How Small, Everyday Innovations Drive Oversized Results. * Prioritizing the people behind an idea over the idea itself.  * Josh’s investment scoring metric, which assesses an entrepreneur’s ability to execute, innovate, communicate, and create a compelling narrative around their idea. * Being the source of disruption in business and personal life, rather than waiting for a competitor to do it.* The need to constantly jump to new opportunities and avoid staying still for too long. * The fear of failure in entrepreneurship.* The Japanese proverb: "fall seven times, stand eight."* Fostering a culture of continuous improvement. * The mental trick to encourage creativity by imagining yourself as Steve Jobs or Elon Musk.Thanks to Josh Linkner for being on Business, Bourbon & Cigars. Josh Linkner personifies creativity, entrepreneurship, and disruptive innovation. He has been the founder and CEO of five tech companies, plus he’s a  bestselling author of four books. Learn more about Josh: https://joshlinkner.com Connect with Josh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshlinkner BUSINESS, BOURBON & CIGARSBe sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any episodes. * Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3SN2fHn * Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/74bfJL9J2fjevQEvi17ekU * YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MePlusUltraNetwork/podcasts * Business, Bourbon & Cigars is the preeminent resource for ambitious leaders who want a backstage pass to the top. Each episode, we sit down with ultra-successful executives and industry leaders who share their insider strategies for growth and success. And of course, we may even sip on some of the finest bourbon and light up our favorite cigars while we chat.* Each week, we bring you in-depth interviews with high-level executives and industry leaders who have a proven track record and deep understanding of what it takes to grow a business. They’ll share their no-nonsense approach, the challenges they faced on their journey to the top, and the strategies that helped them overcome obstacles and forge their own path to ultra-success.ME PLUS ULTRA * Transform your business and redefine your world with Me Plus Ultra virtual masterminds and leadership retreats: https://MePlusUltra.com * Me Plus Ultra is a place where visionary entrepreneurs come together, not just to network, but to forge lasting connections, inspire one another, and grow their businesses with confidence and purpose. With exclusive access to industry-leading...