The Growing Your Team Podcast featuring Jamie Van Cuyk

The Growing Your Team Podcast with Jamie Van Cuyk is designed for small business owners seeking to grow their company with the help of team members.

Your time is limited, which means growing and leveraging teams is essential for business success.

The Growing Your Team Podcast is the place to learn tips and techniques designed to help you know when it’s the right time to hire, how to select perfect-fit team members, and how to maximize productivity while creating a positive work culture.

You’re stuck in the cycle of having enough work to be successful but not enough time to grow your business.

You know you need help but you’re not sure what help is best.

You need the three-part method for finding the right person who will save you time and earn you more by getting the right work off your plate.

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Ep17 – Why Being Transparent Will Make You a Better Leader

Ep17 – Why Being Transparent Will Make You a Better Leader

As business owners, we want to come off to our team members as the perfect leader who knows everything that is needed to lead our team to success. But, the truth is, no one is the perfect leader. We can only strive to keep becoming a better leader each day. 

One way to become a better leader is to be transparent with your team.

While we can’t always tell our teams everything, there are so many opportunities to build trust through transparency. Trust leads to dedicated workers who see the business’s success as their success. 

In this episode of the Growing Your Team podcast, you’ll hear why being transparent makes you a better leader at all times, but it’s even more important right now as the world deals with the Coronavirus.

Ep16 – How to Balance Your Needs with Your Team’s Needs with Anna De Salvo

Ep16 – How to Balance Your Needs with Your Team’s Needs with Anna De Salvo

Chances are, you started a business to do what you love. However, as you quickly discovered, running a business takes a lot more work. In order to get everything done, delegation is needed. 

In this episode of the Growing Your Team Podcast, Anna De Salvo is sharing with us her tips on what to delegate within your business, and how to grow effective teams.

One of the top ways of growing effective teams is to give your team what they need. But, how do you give your team what they need while still caring for your own needs and the needs of the business? Listen to the conversation and hear Anna’s tips on how to balance your needs with the needs of your team.  

Ep15 – Learning How To Conduct Better Interviews

Ep15 – Learning How To Conduct Better Interviews

Chris Pinault is back to talk about how to learn how to conduct better interviews.

Back in episode four, Chris briefly told us about one of the things he did to learn how to become a better interviewer. His process included going to job interviews with the intention of learning and not because he was hunting for a job.

This comment left Jamie with many thoughts, good and bad.

In this episode, we’re hearing more about Chris’s experience, and we’re both sharing our tips and opinions on how to learn to conduct better interviews so you can make better hiring decisions.

Ep14 – Why It’s Smart for You to Embrace Remote Work

Ep14 – Why It’s Smart for You to Embrace Remote Work

In your small business, do you embrace remote work or do you require all employees to come to your business location? Whether you have ever considered letting your employees work remote before, the current events related to the Coronavirus (which is highly impacting the world at the release of this episode), has forced the idea of remote working upon us. This might leave you in one of three places:

1) You work from home already or remote work is already your norm. Business is moving as usual.
2) You’re business is forced to close because business cannot be done remote. (Take this time to work on all those projects you keep putting off!)
3) You’re having team members work from home, and this is not your norm. You’re figuring it out, but it’s a challenge.

Well, if you’re in that third bucket, or you think it’s time to start figuring out how you can add remote work to the future of your business, then this episode of the Growing Your Team podcast is for you. Learn why you should embrace remote work, it’s benefits, and why we need to let go of the business norms that were created when businesses operated very differently than they do today.

Ep13 – How to Lead from Your Strengths with Jenni Schubring

Ep13 – How to Lead from Your Strengths with Jenni Schubring

We all have strengths. However, most of us are not fully aware of what our strengths are and how to use them. Too often, we view our strengths as something that everyone has because if we enjoy something or can do something well, everyone else must too.

However, each individual has different strengths.

Guest Jenni Schubring is a certified life coach and is sharing with us how by knowing your strengths and those of your team members, you can create an environment where not only will each individual thrive, so will the business. 

Ep12 – One of the Best Ways to Retain Your Team Members

Ep12 – One of the Best Ways to Retain Your Team Members

Long-term, engaged team members. It’s one of the top things small business owners want when they start building their teams.

If you’re going to take the time to hire someone, train someone, and learn to trust someone, it only makes sense that you would want them around for the long-haul.

How can you accomplish this? Many factors go into your ability to retain your team members. In this episode of the Growing Your Team podcast, we are going to review one of the top things you can do to retain your team members.

Ep11 – Why It’s Important to Plan for a Team Before You Have One with Amanda Evans

Ep11 – Why It’s Important to Plan for a Team Before You Have One with Amanda Evans

For many things in business, planning is the key to success. This is very true when it comes to hiring a team for your business. To ensure that you hire the right team for your business growth plans and that you can get team members up to speed quickly, it’s essential to plan for a team before you have one.

That is exactly what our guest Amanda Evans did. She knew that she wanted a business that was bigger than her and started planning for her team very early in her company. Nine months after Tight Ship Bookkeeping was open, she was able to hire her first two team members. Now she has a team of five.

Today, Amanda is sharing with us how she prepared her business to have a team and how her business goals.

Ep10 – How Does the Surging Gig Economy Impact You?

Ep10 – How Does the Surging Gig Economy Impact You?

Chris Pinault is back for another BONUS episode of the Growing Your Team podcast. This month, we’re talking about the gig economy.  

Did you know that small businesses hire about 40% of gig economy workers? And, chances are, as a small business you are being hired by others as part of the gig economy. 

Listen to this month’s bonus conversation with Chris and learn what the gig economy is, how new laws might impact you, and how you might be participating in the gig economy with your small business.

Ep09 – Why You Need to Stop Thinking Of Hiring As An Expense

Ep09 – Why You Need to Stop Thinking Of Hiring As An Expense

It’s easy to think of hiring as an expense. After all, each time you hire a new team member, you are adding an expense line item to your budget. 

However, when the expense is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about adding a team member, it can often stop you from hiring the help you need. When you stop yourself from hiring the help you need, you can cost your business financially. 

In this episode of the Growing Your Team podcast, you are going to hear why you need to stop thinking of hiring as an expense and why you need to see each new team member as an investment. 

Ep08 – How to Avoid the Risk of Employee Misclassification with April Goodwin

Ep08 – How to Avoid the Risk of Employee Misclassification with April Goodwin

Many small business owners are putting themselves at risk of employee misclassification. This happens when they hire someone as an independent contractor but lead the relationship like the person is an employee.

Not only can employee misclassification lead to fines, fees and penalties from the IRS, but it can also lead to expensive legal cases.

In this episode of the Growing Your Team podcast, Florida based lawyer, April S. Goodwin discusses why employee misclassification can lead to legal involvement and how to avoid this issue within your small business.

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You’re stuck in the cycle of having enough work to be successful but not enough time to grow your business.

You know you need help but you’re not sure what help is best.

You need the three-part method for finding the right person who will save you time and earn you more by getting the right work off your plate.