48: Stand Up Straight (Literally) In the Face of Adversity

Welcome to episode 48 of The Small Business Safari,  this week the doctor is in! Well, he’s in the podcast studio, that is! Dr. David Adler is here to straighten some things out and we’re not just talking about Chris’s back. Get ready to collect some GOLD NUGGETS on: 1. The importance of old-school methods, […]

47: Identify a Rut Before It Totally Kicks Your Butt

Welcome to another episode of The Small Business Safari! This week Chris and Alan kick around some serious knowledge and reflect on the following: 1. How to identify when you are stuck in a rut, and how to turn it into a growth experience. 2. The power of mindset and how you as a leader […]

46: The Man Behind the Scenes Tells All

On this episode of The Small Business Safari Chris is joined by Edd Konopka,  A.K.A. the man behind the scenes. Edd has worn many hats in his career! He started out as a technician, then became Chris’s operations manager for The Trusted Toolbox, and is now in charge of the Home Service Institute and the […]

45: Compassion Can Cure Conundrum

Welcome to another episode! This week Chris and Alan sit down with Paul Letalien, the owner of Archer Restoration Services. In his line of work, Paul is inside of his customer’s homes and deals with homeowners at some of the most stressful periods in their lives. Restoration services are typically needed following a disaster that […]

44: Training Your Money to Work for You

Welcome to another rich episode of The Small Business Safari. Today, Alan and Chris are joined by Zach Levy! Zach’s impressive background shows how you can start in one place and end up somewhere completely different. He attended Georgia State University and then transferred to Kennesaw State University where he continued his education with a […]

43: You Can Cook and You Can Run a Business Just Don’t Cook Your Business

Cheers! We hope you have dinner in the oven because this episode will definitely make you hungry. Whether you’re hungry for Paella or business success, we have you covered! This week, Chris and Alan talk about two of their favorite things, food and business. The guys dive into a bunch of gold nuggets that show […]

41: Your “Why” as a Small Business Owner

Express your WHY through your culture! — Chris Michel launches into the safari once again! To recap, he has built a company that focuses on business development, increasing revenue and profits, recruiting, hiring, and developing of individuals and teams! Chris, aka Coach Chris, has a background in the home service industry. Not only has he […]

40: How to Build a Small Business With Great Processes

Add your special seasoning after you learn your processes! — Chris Michel hops into the safari! He has built a company that focuses on business development, increasing revenue and profits, recruiting, hiring, and developing of individuals and teams! Chris, aka Coach Chris, has a background in the home service industry. Not only has he built […]

39: Beer Plus Entrepreneurs Equals Great Stories!

The special guest makes a second appearance! Sam Lalomia is back for a second round with more great stories! They open up with beer! Alan is a beer connoisseur. Not only does he love but he brews it. He gets to tell the stories behind the beer he brought which really makes you appreciate it […]