The Small Business Safari

110: Adults Need Stickers Too: Leadership Lessons with Brian Gottlieb

Alan and Chris talk with Brian Gottlieb who recently sold his companies for $100MM. That’s right 100MM! His secret? He did it through starting with a solid vision statement and then building his team and focusing on execution, sales, and consistent training. This episode explores how Gottlieb executed on those 6 things. Did you know our amazing voices can go beyond just the microphone? Yes, we have video! Subscribe to our YouTube channel here!


Brian’s Links:

•  LinkedIn | @Brian Gottlieb

•  Website | 



(05:27) – Journey From Tradesman to Business Owner

(17:40) – Impacting Your Community with Business

(25:11) – Defining Your Definition of Success

(33:16) – Developing & Empowering Your People

(40:38) – Publishing Books and Giving Back

(48:31) – Experience Leads to Appreciation in Business


Books Mentioned:

•  The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People | Stephen Covey

•  The Art Of War | Sun Tzu


Previous guests on The Small Business Safari include Amy Lyle, Ben Alexander, Joseph Sission, Jonathan Ellis, Brad Dell, Chris Hanks, C.T. Emerson, Chad Brown, Tracy Moore, Wayne Sherger, David Raymond, Paul Redman, Gabby Meteor, Ryan Dement, Barbara Heil Sonneck, Bryan John, Tom Defore, Rusty Clifton, Duane Johns, Beth Miller, Jason Sleeman, Andy Suggs, Chris Michel, Jon Ostenson, Tommy Breedlove, Rocky Lalvani, Amanda Griffey, Spencer Powell, Joe Perrone, David Lupberger, Duane C. Barney, Dave Moerman, Jim Ryerson, Al Mishkoff, Scott Specker, Mike Claudio and more!


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Home Remodel Struggles and Million-Dollar Nightmares with Andy Apter

Building Multiple Businesses in a Blue-Collar Industry | Seth Lewis

Finding a Profitable Niche | Todd Howard


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