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SoTellUs Time

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SoTellUs Time is a podcast for business owners and entrepreneurs wanting to learn how to grow their business from the basics all the way to the advanced from the latest technics and technologies. Together the hosts of SoTellUs Time have over 40 years of marketing experience from start ups to $100,000,000 companies. They have started several successful 7 figure companies and advised thousands of companies in 19 countries generating hundreds of millions in revenue.


Perception vs Reality - Ep. 64
Jun 2 • 15 min
When it comes to customers and your business there is a factor called the “perfection factor” that can determine if they stay a customer. Today we will discuss perception vs reality. What’s the perception of your business and what’s the reality? Let’s…
Branding For All Budgets - Ep. 63
May 19 • 22 min
Usually when you think of branding you think big bucks and big companies. Well today we go over branding that fits all size companies and all size budgets. Branding is top of the mind awareness. You need to be in front of your potential customers enough…
Marketing Budget - What to Expect - Ep. 62
May 12 • 16 min
One thing every business owner struggles with is “How much should I be spending on marketing”? Do you know how much you spend each year? Do you know how much you should spend? Do you know all the things that fall under marketing budget? Today we are going…
Your Secret Goldmine Part 2 - Episode 61
May 5 • 27 min
Today we will discuss 8 ways to get more money from your existing clients. This will help all businesses from bootstrap to big bucks. Whether you need marketing 101 or advanced marketing tips. This episode will teach you how to grow your business.…
Your Secret Goldmine - Episode 60
Apr 28 • 12 min
Have you heard the old saying - The very best place to get water is from a well that already has water. People buy things from people they know. On part 1 of this 2 part series we discuss how your existing customers are a goldmine and how your leaving…
Never Settle For Perfection - Episode 59
Apr 21 • 32 min
On today’s episode of SoTellUs Time we talk about “Never Settle For Perfection.” Wait, What! You mean “Never Settle For Less Than Perfection, right?” Nope. We mean, “Don’t let perfect get in the way of good enough.” The following episode will convince you…
Why Problem Solvers Rule the World - Episode 58
Apr 14 • 36 min
On today’s episode of SoTellUs Time we have a “Common Sense Conversation” When building and growing a successful business, it doesn’t get easier… Good news is you didn’t get into this because it was easy! We will discuss the following: Entrepreneurs are…
Pay to Win in This Pandemic - Episode 57
Apr 7 • 46 min
In today’s pandemic many companies that don’t have to, are just rolling over and closing up. In speaking with many business owners out there a big reason for this is because they don’t know what to do at this point. On this episode of “SoTellUs Time” we…
The Power of Positivity - Episode 56
Mar 31 • 41 min
On today’s episode we discuss some of the new resources available to small businesses. We also discuss the power of what you tell yourself and what you focus on and the effect it has on your business. We discuss the following: Baader-Meinhof phenomenon…
Finding Success In This Pandemic - Episode 55
Mar 24 • 50 min
On today’s episode we are sharing real life examples of our clients that are having great success in spite of this pandemic. We will talk about different industries and specific things each type can do to protect, secure, and grow their businesses. Click…
Don’t Just Survive… THRIVE! - Episode 54
Mar 17 • 39 min
When the World is Falling Apart, Double Down! As the world goes crazy over the COVID-19 it leaves business owners asking “what is going to happen to my company?” On today’s episode we teach you how not to only survive this but thrive through it! Back in…
4 Easy Steps to Make Your Website Profitable Today - Episode 53
Mar 10 • 19 min
One thing most business owners struggle with is having a good website that actually makes them money. Your website should be one of your best employees that works 24 hours a day for you. A big mistake business owners make is getting a designer to build…
Why Referrals May Kill Your Business - Episode 52
Mar 3 • 24 min
Today we discuss how building your company based on referrals is great in the beginning but it can actually hurt you in the long run. We share a story of one of our clients that almost lost his thriving business of 20 years because 90% of his leads were…
Comfort Is The Enemy - Episode 51
Feb 25 • 45 min
When we get comfortable we stop growing. Think of the times in your life when you have had the most growth personally and professionally. It usually comes after struggle, hard work, and persistence. Albert Einstein said - “A ship is always safe at the…
The Art of The Special Offer: Everybody Wants a Good Deal - Episode 50
Feb 18 • 27 min
Having a special offer can literally catapult your business into success, just ask Coca-Cola! Today we will discuss the first coupon ever created, why special offers work, the different types of special offers, how to create a special offer, and the…
Money and Happiness - Can You Have Both? - Episode 49
Feb 11 • 43 min
In our 20 years of business we have been dirt poor and filthy rich! Were we happier one way or the other? Today we will discuss “Money and Happiness, Can you have Both?” Here are the topics of today’s discussion: Study done by Princeton Working like crazy…
Multi-Step Marketing - Get More Customers - Episode 48
Feb 4 • 25 min
On today’s episode we talk about Multi-Step Marketing, what it is, and how to use it to get more customers. Did you know: 80% of sales require 5 follow-up calls after the meeting. 44% of sales reps give up after 1 follow-up. Let’s discuss the following:…
Making No Decision is a Bad Decision! - Episode 47
Jan 28 • 27 min
On today’s episode of SoTellUs Time we are discussing the challenges business owners face when it comes to making decisions. All too often we think making no decision is better than making a bad decision. We will show you how making no decision is a bad…
Holding On Too Long - Getting Rid of Toxic People - Episode 46
Jan 21 • 30 min
Today we discuss how we tend to hold on to toxic poeple and employees in our lives and how it can seriously damage our companies! We will talk about how to avoid hiring these people in the first place, how to deal with them if you do, and the damage they…
Forgiveness Creates Healing, Healing Creates Wealth - Episode 45
Jan 14 • 8 min
In life we all go through hard things. The question is “how do we deal with them?” How we handle these situations will affect every aspect in our lives including our business. Today we have a quick SoTellus Time talking about forgiveness and how to let…
New Year, New Goals! Grow Your Business - Episode 44
Jan 7 • 18 min
It’s a new year which means it’s time to set new goals. Setting goals help give you and your team get focused on what’s important to focus on for 2020. Today we will discuss the following: Set Goals Track Goals Report on Goals - Accountability Rewards
Stop Selling, Start Helping - Episode 43
Dec 31, 2019 • 25 min
It’s time to stop selling and start helping! Your best marketing is the problem you solve, however companies focus on the services they sell instead of the problems they solve. Your best marketing is how you help your clients. Today we discuss the…
Surrounded by People, but Feeling all Alone - Episode 42
Dec 24, 2019 • 24 min
The holidays are a great time to be surrounded by family and friends. However, there are plenty of people that find the holidays are very lonely. Just like those people, it can be very lonely to be an entrepreneur. In this episode we are talking about how…
Working Harder Isn’t a Plan - Episode 41
Dec 17, 2019 • 41 min
As you are planning to dominate next year, hopefully your solution to growth is not….”I am going to work even harder!!!!!” Guess what, hard work isn’t enough!!! Today we are going to discuss planning out strategic partnerships that are going to grow your…
Organization - Planning for Success in the New Year - Episode 40
Dec 10, 2019 • 50 min
Continuing with our theme of “Finish Strong and Get Ready!” This week we discuss “organization”. We share with you how we stared and our road to being organized and growing to 7 figures. We talk about the programs and systems we used at different stages…
Insanity - Finish Strong and Get Prepared - Episode 39
Dec 3, 2019 • 21 min
The definition of Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result. As we enter the last month of the year it is time to start preparing for next year’s marketing. Today we will discuss the 3 things you need to do this month to prepare…
Create Success With an Attitude of Gratitude - Episode 38
Nov 26, 2019 • 19 min
When we first start our companies we are so excited and we work so hard. As time goes on we can start to resent our business for all the hours we work, the problems we face, and even the clients we have. We can lose sight of why we started our company in…
Forming Habits For Success - Episode 37
Nov 19, 2019 • 30 min
Creating the right kind of habits can make or break your company. Today we discuss the 10 habits of some of the wealthiest people in the world.
Learn How to Stand Out - What is your Unique Selling Proposition - Episode 36
Nov 12, 2019 • 32 min
One thing most businesses struggle with is USP (Unique Selling Proposition). If you pick any industry and Google it, take the top 3 results and you’ll see they pretty much look the same. If you can create and market a unique selling proposition it can…
How To Make Yelp Actually Work For You - Episode 35
Nov 5, 2019 • 45 min
For some businesses Yelp is a must. The problem is getting Yelp to actually be effective for you without paying them an arm and a leg! Today we discuss with Don Wexler, a Yelp expert, on how to make yelp actually work for you. Here are the topics we will…
Do You Know Your Customers? Sell More By Knowing Your Customers Personality - Episode 34
Oct 29, 2019 • 55 min
In the world there are different personalities and each one wants your services but likes to be sold differently. Knowing the 4 major personalities and how to immediately identify them will help you sell more and service better clients. Today we interview…
How to Get More Referrals From Customers - Episode 33
Oct 15, 2019 • 11 min
Getting referrals is one of the cheapest and best ways to grow your company. However many entrepreneurs struggle in getting them or could be getting more and growing faster! Today we discuss how to get more referrals from happy customers. We talk about…
Convert 88% More People Into Customers - Episode 32
Oct 8, 2019 • 20 min
One thing companies always want is converting more potential customers into actually customers. On today’s episode we talk about how to get 88% more conversion and share a free tool that every business needs to be using!
Common Sense Marketing - Episode 31
Oct 1, 2019 • 35 min
Many times companies struggle or fail to implement marketing that pays off. They end up wasting money on marketing that “doesn’t work”. We get asked all the time if there is an “order” they should follow when it comes to the different types of marketing…
The Power of Video and How to Use it in Your Business - Episode 30
Sep 24, 2019 • 46 min
On this episode we interview Bonnie from the talk show The Ask Bon Bon Show and discuss the power of video and why you need to implement it in your business. Video gives a presence of authority and expertise. One way to grow and bulletproof your business…
3 Key Elements to Being a Leader VS a Boss - Episode 29
Sep 17, 2019 • 42 min
As business owners one challenge we face is being a leader instead of a boss. People love working for a leader but hate working for a boss. In this episode we interview Chanie Wilschanski and discuss 3 things to help you be more of a leader and less of a…
The One Program We Can’t Run Our Business Without - With Guest Clate Mask - Episode 28
Sep 10, 2019 • 60 min
When starting your company most of us don’t have a lot of money so we piece together free or cheap programs to get it up and running. As we grow we have more money and our needs change. It can be hard to change programs but we just need them to do more.…
One Secret To Be Insanely Productive - Episode 27
Sep 3, 2019 • 5 min
One problem business owners have is finding time to work “on” the business instead of “in” the business. For years we faced this same issue until we figured out one trick that changed everything for us! No its not getting into work early or staying at the…
Own It - No Business Is Perfect - Episode 26
Aug 27, 2019 • 14 min
Every business is going to experience setbacks and issues from time to time. The best way to deal with this is to “own it”! No one expects everything to be perfect all the time and people are pretty forgiving and understanding especially when you hit it…
How To Build A 100 Million Dollar Business - Episode 25
Aug 20, 2019 • 72 min
On this episode we interview Damian Godoy. Over the last 12 years he has built a business that is on track to do 100 million dollars this year! Damien has a Bachelors in Business and an MBA in Energy Management. We will discuss his road to building 100…
Investing In Your Business - Episode 24
Aug 13, 2019 • 19 min
A common question we get all the time is how much should I be investing in my business? There are two numbers you must know before you can answer this questions. These two numbers are crucial to any company but a huge percentage of businesses don’t even…
150 Point Company Inspection - A Business Assessment - Episode 23
Aug 8, 2019 • 3 min
Many companies will go years without doing a “check up” on their company. Some businesses have never even done one. Today I had a real world experience that reminded me of just how important doing your “150 point company inspections are”.
Comparison - It’s The Thief of Happiness! - Episode 22
Aug 6, 2019 • 14 min
Have you ever looked at another company on social media and thought “They are doing so much better or growing so much faster than my business?” Comparing just hurts or stops companies from starting or growing. When you compare yourself to your bigger…
My Rock - Sharing The Weight of The World! - Episode 21
Aug 3, 2019 • 7 min
Do you ever feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders? As entrepreneurs we often box others out and bottle everything up. The problem is at the pace we move and the amount of stress we face on a daily basis, bottling it all up will burn us…
The Unfair Advantage in Business - How to Crush The Competition - Episode 20
Jul 30, 2019 • 18 min
Do you ever look at a company and think “How did they get so big” or “I could never compete with them?” We discuss the a few “unfair Advantages” you can implement in your business to compete
Bootstrap Business - Building Something from Nothing - Episode 19
Jul 23, 2019 • 37 min
We all had to start somewhere and most of us weren’t born with a silver spoon. So how do we build our companies from the ground up with little to no money? Today we discuss how we started our 7 figure company, grew it, and some of the secrets we learned…
Video Marketing - How to Use Video to Grow Your Business - Episode 18
Jul 16, 2019 • 12 min
Are you using video in your marketing? Video is one of the best ways to reach your potential customers but it can seem very daunting in the beginning. Learn why video is so important for your business how you start using it in your marketing with little…
Persistence, Heart, and Hard Work - Episode 17
Jul 1, 2019 • 9 min
In every business there will be good times and bad times. You can be on top of the world one day and down in the dumps the next. My favorite quote is “It isn’t as bad as you think it is. It all works out. Don’t worry.” A very great man used to tell…
Guide to Hiring Rockstar Employees - Episode 16
Feb 15, 2019 • 60 min
Hiring employees is one of the most frustrating things a business owner has to do to grow their business. Countless hours are wasted writing ads, setting up appointments and facing no-shows. Today we learn from Shawn Day, from Blue Skies. They are…
Deathbed Stories - Success Or Regret - Episode 15
Feb 7, 2019 • 10 min
We all have the reason we started our companies in the first place. We have dreams and hopes for the future. To often as entrepreneurs we get caught up in the “tomorrow” spiral. Tomorrow I will do this or do that. The problem is Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed.…
The Power Of Social Media & Your Business - Episode 14
Feb 5, 2019 • 15 min
Everyday as business owners we are bombarded with different marketing strategies. Each one with promises of new customers and growing our business. It can be overwhelming. On this episode we discuss just one of the many marketing options out there “Social…
Employees - They Will Never Do It Like You! - Episode 13
Feb 1, 2019 • 18 min
Employees, does the thought make you cringe or grin? Whether your a one man show looking to grow or have multiple employees this episode is for you. We will discuss the positives and negatives of having or “not” having employees. We will also go over how…
Increase Sales and Improve Customer Service with a Script - Episode 12
Jan 24, 2019 • 13 min
One of the biggest struggles a small business faces when growing from a few employees to many is maintaining the same level of excellence in customer service and sales. In this episode, Troy discusses the importance of creating a script and how to do it…
The Face of Your Company - Episode 11
Jan 22, 2019 • 4 min
Many companies are missing a face to their company. They don’t have anyone associated with their products or services. People like buying products or services that have a real person behind. In this episode we discuss who should be the face of your…
Building a Team to Succeed - Episode 10
Jan 17, 2019 • 28 min
Are you a man show or 50+ employee company? Are you concerned that your entire business hinges on you even if you have employees? In this episode Troy shares a personal experience where he lost the career of his dreams and had to build a new business from…
Sales - A DIRTY WORD! Why? - Episode 9
Jan 14, 2019 • 13 min
For years now sales has been viewed as a “Dirty” word. Why? We all need products and services. We all want to know all about the products and services before we pay for them. When someone is selling us they are telling us why their product or service is…
The “Insta Lie” - Is It Affecting Your Business? - Episode 8
Dec 10, 2018 • 10 min
Every day business owners, men, women, and children are affected by the “Insta Lie”. It ruins companies, confidence, families, and even marriages. The worst part it most of it isn’t even real. If we get into the spiral of comparing with the illusion of…
The Worst Salesman Ever! - Is This You? - Episode 7
Dec 7, 2018 • 10 min
At the end of the day every company wants more customers. This is where sales comes in. EWW I said a dirty word (sales) :-) Why is this such a bad word? It’s because there are some terrible salesman out there giving it a bad name. You are probably…
You’re The Marketer! - Whether You Realize it or Not - Episode 6
Dec 7, 2018 • 21 min
At the end of the day the success or failure of your company is all on you. Most people have no idea how to market. Instead of educating themselves like you are right now with this podcast they just do nothing. Like Tony Robins says “I’s not the better…
The Mistress - Your Cheating And You Didn’t Even Know It! - Episode 5
Dec 7, 2018 • 15 min
We only have so much time in a day, week, and month. Where is all your time being spent. If you are like me, you put your everything into whatever you are doing. So when I am building a business it’s all I can think about, dream about, and I get a little…
The Holiday Disaster - Cutting Back on Marketing - Episode 4
Nov 30, 2018 • 10 min
So its the end of the year with one holiday hitting after another and you just spent way to much money on black Friday, small business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. Christmas is just around the corner and things are getting tight.Your looking around…
Follow Up - The Secret To More Sales - Episode 3
Nov 29, 2018 • 24 min
Every day you fight to get new sales spending money on marketing and sales tactics which is most likely some what affective if your company is growing or hopefully at least surviving! The crazy thing is that you are not even closing as many sales as you…
2 Things Your Business Needs! - Episode 2
Nov 19, 2018 • 6 min
There are two things that have helped us create several successful companies over the years. It’s hard running and growing your business but implementing these two simple things will change your business forever!
Want Customer Reviews? The Do’s & Don’ts - Episode 1
Nov 8, 2018 • 18 min
There are many mistakes people make when trying to get reviews which results in them not getting reviews.