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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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.

Ep07 – What’s the True Difference Between Employees & Independent Contractors?

Ep07 – What’s the True Difference Between Employees & Independent Contractors?

Employees or Independent Contractors… do you know the difference?
Many small business owners do not fully understand the difference between the two and hire based on opinions and not fact. However, hiring a team member under the wrong classification can lead to significant fines, fees, and other penalties by the government.

Therefore, I want to ensure that as a small business owner you understand the difference and feel confident that you are hiring the right team member each time. That is why, in this episode, you will learn the basics of the two classifications.

Ep06 – Finding the Best Freelancers for Your Business with Micala Quinn

Ep06 – Finding the Best Freelancers for Your Business with Micala Quinn

Finding the best freelancers and contractors to fill the openings in your business can be a daunting task.

Unlike with hiring employees where you can post on the right job board and have candidates come to you, for freelancers and contractors, you typically have to put a lot of time and effort into the search. 

So, how can you find the best freelancers and contractors? Well, you can spend hours searching websites hoping that your perfect-fit team member ranked high enough in the search to be seen, you can post in a business Facebook group and get endless comments and messages (many unqualified and not offering any services close to what you need), or you can take the easy route. 

Micala Quinn developed a way to connect business owners to their perfect-fit freelancers and contractors, and in this episode of the Growing Your Team podcast, she’s telling us all about this plus more information that you should know before hiring with freelancers and contractors.

Ep05 – How to Know if Hiring is the Right Move

Ep05 – How to Know if Hiring is the Right Move

Should you hire a team member, or should you wait? Like many small business owners, you might be asking yourself this question. Today, you are going to learn if hiring is the right move.

In this episode of the Growing Your Team podcast, we are breaking down the four signs that it’s time to hire your first or next team member. By properly evaluating what’s going on in your business, you’ll be able to determine if your company should continue as is or if the best move is to add the help your business is showing it needs.

Ep04 – How to Live with Purpose in Your Business

Ep04 – How to Live with Purpose in Your Business

**Bonus Episode** Each month, I am bringing on Chris Pinault to have an in-depth conversation about leadership topics that impact small businesses. 

In this first episode with Chris, you will learn about his journey to becoming a leadership expert. We also start our conversation on how to create a culture where you live a life of purpose within your business. 

Ep03 – How Not to Double Your Work When You Hire a Team with Jenna Carelli

Ep03 – How Not to Double Your Work When You Hire a Team with Jenna Carelli

Some business owners start off dreaming about a business that’s just them. No team, no need to delegate, and the drive to hustle and do it all themselves! Then, reality hits and it’s realized that maybe one person shouldn’t do it all… maybe hiring a team is the best move to achieve one’s dreams.

That is exactly what happened to our guest, Jenna Carelli. After starting her first business and loving the hustle, life changed and so did her desire to work around the clock. She then began the process of hiring her first team.

Since then, her business has changed and her team has transitioned, but those she hires continue to be the backbone of her company. Today, she is sharing her leadership secrets with us!

Ep02 – Avoiding the Pitfalls of Needy Team Members

Ep02 – Avoiding the Pitfalls of Needy Team Members

Micromanaging… let’s be honest. No boss wants to be labeled as a micromanager (or waste their time doing it!) and no team member wants to be micromanaged. However, in small businesses micromanaging happens all the time!

In this episode of the Growing Your Team podcast (our first informational episode!), I share what causes small business owners to start micromanaging their employees, why it’s not something you want to do even if you prefer to stay updated on team member work, and how to avoid or stop the cycle of micromanagement.

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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.