The Building to Scale Podcast

Real people, talking about the systems and lessons learned necessary to build and scale an entrepreneurial business

Some of the best resources when it comes to business growth, scaling, and the inherent challenges associated are our peers

Over the years as an entrepreneur, I have built multiple businesses and now coach business leaders who are attempting to grow and scale their business.

I have lost count the number of books, webinars, etc. that I have read and seen on various aspects of building a business.  One resource has always stood out though when it comes to real value – the experience of my peers.

The idea behind “Building to Scale” is simply to bring real voices with real experiences together so that we can learn from each other and leverage past experiences – good or bad – to move our businesses forward.

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Michelle Seiler Tucker is the Founder and CEO of Seiler Tucker Incorporated. She holds the M&AMI (Mergers & Acquisitions Master Intermediary) title, as well as Certified Mergers and Acquisitions Professional (CM&AP) and Certified Senior Business Analyst (CSBA). As a 20-year veteran in the M&A industry, she is regarded as the leading authority on buying, selling, […]
Ann Brennan is the owner of ASMM Digital Marketing and host of the Small Business Connections podcast, demonstrating her passion for marketing. Ann was the “accidental entrepreneur” who took her talents in social media and marketing and started a side hustle while searching for a “real job.” Before long, however, the side hustle turned into […]
In this episode, Aimy Steadman of Future Proof shares the journey she and her business partners went through in building Future Proof and BeatBox Beverages. From college incubator to Shark Tank, and now on to a growing beverage brand founded on the belief that future generations will continue to demand products that authentically connect with […]
Business Starts with Relationships with Jim Traister of The Digital Navigator
Guest Jim Traister has a passion for helping small businesses drive sales. He is CEO of The Digital Navigator, a full-service digital agency that drives sales for independent businesses in three verticals: course providers, hospitality, and small business. In this episode, Traister shares his background as a college instructor turned entrepreneur and how starting his […]
Recently, our own Jeff Chastain met an individual whom, together with a business partner, had what appeared from the outside to be a very successful marketing agency. They had a good, solid client base and a good, albeit somewhat uneven, revenue flow coming in. In other words, most of us would look at this business […]
What is the PUlse of the Business with Tim Szczygiel of SalesChain
While remote work is here to stay, there is no substitute for the spontaneous creativity and culture that comes from working with others in person. Working in person also allows leaders to keep a pulse on the business and for employees to grow and evolve by learning from their coworkers.
If you were to walk around your office today (virtually or in-person), would you find your team working on the most important things efficiently? In continuing our discussion about the 4 Ps – the four critical components necessary to successfully scale an entrepreneurial business … it does not matter if you have the right people […]
Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Spirit with Laurie Stach of LaunchX
In our modern world, acquiring a knowledge base can be done in many ways, which is why Laurie Stach believes that education should be more about the entrepreneurial mindset, including skills like grit, collaboration, and adaptation. In this episode of the Building to Scale podcast, Stach talks about finding purpose in her work, educating the […]
If you are watching a football (American) game and the quarterback and the receiver are not in sync, what happens? The announcers often refer to it as the players not being on the same page of the playbook and at best, it results in an incomplete pass and a loss of an opportunity. This is […]
Hiring the Right People for the Right Seats with Mark Ainley of GC Realty and Develpment, LLC
In this episode of the Building to Scale podcast, Mark Ainley delves into important lessons he’s learned in his entrepreneurial journey in the real estate sector, particularly as it pertains to hiring the right people. Getting started in his business, he and his partners tended to hire too late, and often used a “gut feeling” […]
Why are you in business?  We know the mark of a successful business is to make a profit, but beyond that, why are you really in business? Dan Sullivan outlines 4 freedoms of being an entrepreneur and the 4th freedom is a “freedom of purpose”. In Dan’s word’s … This entrepreneurial company you’ve created is […]
Finding the Blue Ocean in Insurance with Jeff Arnold of RightSure Insurance Group
For Jeff Arnold, founder of RightSure Insurance Group, stewardship and making the world a better place is top priority. Perhaps it was his upbringing as a son in a long line of preachers (his father, grandfather, great-grandfather); his company is built around the culture of giving back at the city, state, national and global levels. […]