The Staying Power Podcast

The Staying Power Podcast

The Staying Power Podcast is a podcast that explores the challenges business owners face as they grow. Together Brandon Hall and Thomas Castelli ask the tough questions to show you that running a business is not for the faint at heart, but if you have …


Secrets to Providing Value to Everyone and Challenges at the Intersection of Life and Business with Darryl Lyons
Oct 13 • 41 min
Darryl Lyons is the CEO of PAX Financial Group and the author of several books. Darryl is also a member of the advisory council for Dave Ramsey solutions. https://paxfinancialgroup.com/In today’s episode, we discuss:Founding PAX Financial GroupSecrets…
Being Effective in a Leadership Role and Daily Challenges with Nate Bailey
Oct 6 • 37 min
Nate Bailey is a bestselling author of three books and an entrepreneur. He has built multiple successful businesses in areas such as insurance and real estate. He recently sold his insurance agency to become a full-time leadership coach….
Challenges for Buying and Selling a Firm and the Value Ladder with Brannon Poe
Sep 29 • 39 min
Brannon Poe is the founder of Poe Group Advisors where he and his team take a consulting-based approach to transition accounting firms from one owner to another through their unique process - The Seamless Succession.https://poegroupadvisors.com/In…
From Intern to President, Providing Virtual Personal Training, and Aligning Company and Staff Goals with Cody Johnson
Sep 22 • 42 min
Cody Johnson is the President and studio manager of Chapel Hill Training, a fitness studio that provides individualized training programs to members, both in person and through their newly-launched virtual fitness platform. Cody shares his experience…
The Trials and Tribulations of Restructuring a Business After 12 Years of Operations with Tony Chiappetta, Founder & CEO of AMC Solutions
Sep 15 • 46 min
Tony Chiappetta is the founder and CEO of AMC Solutions, an IT company that helps businesses build modern IT systems that make every employee more productive and help grow their business. Tony now has 17 employees after redesigning his entire business…
Hiring Entry Level vs. Experienced Staff, Setting Personal Boundaries for Your Business, and More with Mitchell Simonson
Sep 8 • 38 min
Mitchell Simonson is the founder of Simonson Appraisals, a virtual firm providing commercial real estate valuation services in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. Since 2019 he has grown his business to include four staff appraisers and two admin…
Overcoming Challenges New Leaders Face, Visionaries vs. Integrators, and Digital Advertising with Blake Wyatt of SalesMentor
Sep 1 • 45 min
Blake Wyatt is a Facebook and YouTube Ads specialist and Leader at SalesMentor, a Traffic and Funnels company. Blake has been a media buyer and has worked as a profit manager. A media buyer, in this sense, is a digital media buyer purchasing ads for…
How to Source, Hire, and Manage a Team of Virtual Assistants the Right Way with Neal Bawa, Founder and CEO of Grocapitus Investments
Aug 25 • 54 min
Neal Bawa is the founder and CEO of Grocapitus Investments, a real estate investment company that sources, negotiates, and acquires commercial properties across the United States. Grocpaitus has a remote component with heavy reliance on virtual…
Gaining Traction, Vision, and the Three Key Aspects of a Business System with Don Maranca
Aug 18 • 42 min
Don Maranca is a certified EOS implementer and founder of JDSM Enterprises, a coaching company that helps entrepreneurs implement the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) model in order to create a holistic system for running their business…
Secrets to Building a Virtual Accounting Business to 40 Employees by Attracting Clients via Referral Networks, and More with Mark Wald, Founder of Supporting Strategies | LA
Aug 11 • 50 min
Mark Wald founded Supporting Strategies | Los Angeles in 2013 and has grown the business to 40 W2 employees working virtually across 10 states in the US. They’re providing exceptional finance and accounting support to hundreds of growing startups, small…
Outsourcing, Delegation, Time Management, and Recruiting and Interviewing Lessons with Matt Ryan
Aug 4 • 54 min
Matt Ryan has over ten years of experience in real estate and construction and founded his company, re-viv, to re-engineer residential and commercial real estate in underserved communities.https://re-viv.com/team/In today’s episode, we discuss:Letting…
How to Avoid Getting Sued as an Employer, Struggles of Managing Employees in a Virtual Environment, and More with Cynthia Hackler Flynn, Esq.
Jul 28 • 46 min
Cynthia Hackler Flynn, Esq. is the founder of Hackler Flynn and Associates, a California-based law firm specializing in employment law. Today, Cindy has seven employees and everyone is working fully remotely.https://hacklerflynnlaw.com/In today’s…
Successfully Executing Mergers and Acquisitions, Systems and Software, and Transitioning to Remote Work with Joshua Driskell, Lagerlof, LLP
Jul 21 • 44 min
Joshua Driskell is the managing partner of Lagerlof, LLP, a law firm that has been involved in shaping the legal and business landscape in southern California for more than 100 years. Joshua has extensive experience in handling mergers and acquisitions…
How Listening to Your Clients Can Transform Your Business and More with Caleb Guilliams, CEO of Better Wealth
Jul 14 • 44 min
Caleb Guilliams is the founder and CEO of Better Wealth, a company committed to financial education and coaching. Caleb founded the company at 21 and is now 24 - he has added 13 team members and clients in almost every state during these three…
The Secrets to Building and Selling a $100 Million Dollar Accounting Firm with Gary Shamis, CPA
Jul 7 • 47 min
Gary Shamis assumed responsibility for his father’s accounting firm in 1981. Over the thirty-five years that followed, he took revenues from $225,000 to approaching $100 million and employees from a dozen to 600. He built the 37th largest independent…
Making Tough Hiring and Firing Decisions, Surviving the 2008 and COVID-19 Crises, and more with Scott Choppin, Founder & CEO of Urban Pacific
Jun 30 • 52 min
Scott Choppin is the founder and CEO of the Urban Pacific group of companies. Urban Pacific develops multifamily workforce housing. Scott founded Urban Pacific over 20 years ago and has developed over 3,400 units with $900MM+ in exits. He has expanded…
Building a Multi-Million Dollar Sales and Marketing Company with Chris Evans and Taylor Welch of Traffic and Funnels
Jun 23 • 45 min
Chris Evans and Taylor Welch are Co-Founders of Traffic and Funnels, a sales and marketing company. Chris and Taylor grew the company to over a million dollars in annual sales in five years and have been able to develop a leadership team that allows…
How to Build Company Culture, Set Expectations for Employees, and Surviving the ‘08 Financial Crisis with Jeff Russell of The Pango Group
Jun 16 • 40 min
Jeff Russell is President of The Pango Group, a title and escrow company. Jeff has experience in building culture, managing people, and coaching others in business as he has helped The Pango Group grow to over 250 people since…
Adapting a Business Model Over Time, Education, and the Importance of Criticism with Hugh Duffy
Jun 9 • 46 min
Hugh Duffy is the founder and CEO of Build Your Firm, a marketing firm designed for small businesses in the accounting industry. For over 30 years, Hugh has helped small accounting firms leverage marketing as a vehicle to help them grow their practice…
Building a Virtual Consulting Firm with a Focus on Helping CPAs Grow Their Firms with Sarah Johnson Dobek
May 26 • 42 min
Sarah Johnson Dobek is president and founder of Inovautus Consulting, a national consulting firm that develops strategies, programs, and training designed to help accounting firms grow faster and in the right…
Building a Virtual Firm from Scratch then Selling It and More with Ryan Lazanis, CPA
May 21 • 44 min
Ryan Lazanis is a CPA who built a 100% online accounting firm, Xen Accounting, and later sold it to a large European corporate services firm after just 5 years. Today, Ryan teaches the lessons he learned along the way to help others shape their own…
How to Start a Business While Working Full-Time & the Importance of Owning Your Misses with Spencer Hilligoss
May 19 • 53 min
Spencer Hilligoss is an active syndicator, real estate investor and executive leader for two real estate businesses. His own company, Madison Investing, has co-sponsored deals totaling more than 4000 units for more than $500M.He is also a former…
Why You Need of a People Plan When Scaling Your Business and More with Nick Sinclair, Founder of TOA Global
May 19 • 48 min
Nick Sinclair is Founder and President of TOA Global, the market leader in dedicated outsourcing solutions for Accounting firms in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and across the globe.https://theoutsourcedaccountant.com/ In today’s episode, we…
Persevering in the Beginning, Hiring for Culture Fit, and The Power of Peer Groups with Mark Goldman, CPA
May 18 • 45 min
Mark Goldman CPA is CEO of MGR Recruiters, a company that helps employers hire for Accounting positions in the San Antonio area. He is also the host of the Where Accounts Go Podcast, a career podcast for Accountants, by…
Secrets to Hiring Right in a Virtual Firm and More with Robin Thieme, CEO of KBS CFO
May 18 • 52 min
Robin Thieme is Founder and CEO of KBS CFO, a company that provides strategic guidance and system-based solutions for entrepreneurs. She has over 30 years of financial and accounting experience, a passion for the efficiencies that new technologies…
How to Stop Complaining and Just Figure It Out with David Cristello, CEO of Jetpack Workflow
May 18 • 49 min
David Cristello is CEO & Founder of Jetpack Workflow, a software company built to help accounting firm owners manage deadlines without client work falling through the cracks. Since launch, Jetpack Workflow served thousands of firm owners in 17+…
How to Systematize Your Business and Replace Yourself as CEO with Dan Handford
May 18 • 52 min
Dan Handford has an extensive background in starting multiple seven-figure businesses from scratch including a large group of non-surgical orthopedic medical clinics located in South Carolina and now runs a real estate private equity…
Building a Virtual CPA Firm and the Birth of the Staying Power Podcast with Brandon Hall
May 18 • 43 min
In the first episode of the Staying Power Podcast, we discuss what you can expect to learn as a listener of Staying Power podcast, and the Brandon Hall faced when building a virtual CPA firm from the ground up.The Staying Power Podcast is now available…