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This is a list of the top episodes of Healthy Business, Healthy Profits podcast from seasons 1 and 2.

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Lisa Roberts is a business operations consultant who advises growth company entrepreneurs in successfully managing growth and the challenges they face along the way. She has over 25 years of experience in operations, finance and administration and spent several years in executive roles at a high growth company. She recognizes that there is a fine line between success and failure in a growing business and that entrepreneurs need to focus on managing finances, creating a sound operation and employ good business practices to stay on track.

Listen to learn how our guest overcame several challenges to turn her product idea into reality ultimately debuting it on TV.

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Show Notes

In this episode, we’ll hear how our guest’s career ending injury along with her passion for design helped this entrepreneur develop a new product idea for the fitness market.  She tells how her product idea came about, how she developed her concept and how she was able to debut the product on QVC. Our guest, Bernadette Giorgi, is very candid about her struggles and challenges.  She’ll also reveal what she would do differently and what she learned that can help other entrepreneurs who embark on developing a new product and bringing it into the marketplace.

Key Points

*Our guest, Bernadette Giorgi, is the owner of Just b Moved Studio and the inventor of the b bOUNDER(R), a trampoline rebounder with a balance barre.

*She’ll tell the story of how a serious knee injury and her daughter’s back injury led to working with her Dad to design a new rebounder that could incorporate her love for dance with exercise.

*Bernadette tells us how the design came about and how her Dad played a big role in fueling her inspiration and success.

*She explains the process of protecting and perfecting her concept as she developed the early prototypes for the b bOUNDER.

*Find out how she overcame the death of her Dad, financial setbacks and several learning curves to get the product idea into the final stage.

*Learn how she tested the product idea in her studio to get feedback and market information and how that helped perfect the final product.

*Bernadette gives us some of the inside scoop about getting on QVC and the process that led up to her on-air debut on the network.

*Hear why a friend, experienced in design and retail, recommended that she sell her b bOUNDER idea rather than pursue manufacturing it and why she ended up taking the path she did.

*Listen to hear the story about her initial debut on QVC and how her positive attitude, experience, passion and memories of her father’s last words to her played a big role in sticking with it when things didn’t go as planned.

*Find out her new goal for the b bOUNDER and how she plans on generating additional sales through a new market and business model.

*Throughout the episode Bernadette Giorgi gives us advice on setting goals, seeing them through, seeking advice as well as sometimes getting out of your own way.

Resources and Links

Here’s a link to Bernadette Giorgi’s website where you can learn about Bernadette, her Just b Moved Studio and her product, the b bOUNDER.

Here is a link to her page about the b bOUNDER

Here is a link to purchase a b bOUNDER on QVC

Bernadette Giorgi’s special offer to listeners of the show:

Forward your purchase confirmation from QVC (F11730) to Bernadette and she will send you 3 Just b Method Pilates Fusion DVDs that can be performed on the b bOUNDER or exercise mat for a variety of exercise options! (a $45 value!)  For a limited time while supplies last!

Please be sure to include your mailing address and that you heard her on the Healthy Business Heathy Profits Podcast!
Send your confirmation to:   bg@bernadettegiorgi.com

About Bernadette Giorgi

A leader in fitness, entrepreneur, inventor and trusted voice in women’s health, beauty and wellness for over 25 years, Bernadette Giorgi (aka “b”) is on a mission to redefine what it means to “b” fit, healthy, and beautiful. The core message of her Just b Method is “Just b bound to the True You.” The mantra empowers women to make healthier choices for a balanced and fulfilled living by tapping into the wisdom of their bodies. b’s fusion workouts offer a contemporary alternative to classical Pilates by reviving its spiritual aspect of mindfully moving the body in combination with latest fitness techniques while connecting the body, mind and soul.

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Lisa Roberts is a business operations consultant who advises growth company entrepreneurs in successfully managing growth and the challenges they face along the way. She has over 25 years of experience in operations, finance and administration and spent several years in executive roles at a high growth company. She recognizes that there is a fine line between success and failure in a growing business and that entrepreneurs need to focus on managing finances, creating a sound operation and employ good business practices to stay on track.   You can find out more about her here

Companies transform as they grow.  You need to transform too and become a new type of leader for your growing business.

To listen to the episode hit the play button.

To download the episode, right click on this link  and choose Save Target As.  Go to the folder where you want to save the recording on your device and click Save or Enter.

Make it easier to get upcoming episodes by subscribing to the show on iTunes . Subscribing to the show will automatically download the episodes on your preferred listening device so you can listen to them when and where you want. And hey, if you like what you hear, please leave the show a great rating and review while you are there on iTunes.

Show Notes

Companies transform as they grow.  You need to transform too and become a new type of leader for your growing business. Entrepreneurs can fall into a trap where as they try to manage everything in their growing business, they struggle, just to keep up.  Once that happens, some of the critical decisions and strategies he or she should be focusing on, get left to the backburner.

In today’s episode we’ll talk about some of the symptoms to look out for and what entrepreneurs need to do actually grow with their company.

Key Points

*When a business is smaller it is all about the entrepreneur, but as it grows it moves to being all about the organization the he builds.

*At some point, a business becomes too large for an entrepreneur to manage and he must begin to build an organization that can help him effectively execute and continue to grow his business.

*Entrepreneurs can fall into this trap of not growing with their business.

*Symptoms include doing too much of the day to day tasks, micromanaging, decision bottlenecks, surprise problems, frustrated by workload and the lack of strategy and direction.

*To make a successful transition and grow into a new type of leader, entrepreneurs need to recognize that they can’t do it all and learn to delegate and develop trust in their staff.

*Creating trust to effectively delegate involves setting up staff for success with good hiring, clear communication and a clear organizational structure.

*Businesses can easily get into trouble if entrepreneurs become a decision bottleneck and aren’t making the transition to create structure with the staff responsibility and span of control.

*Businesses can stagnate if an entrepreneur is not making the transition from manager to leader.

*Entrepreneurs need to focus on long-term strategy, communicating the vision, mission and goals, challenging the status quo and inspiring and motivating the staff.

Resources and Links

Have you fallen in the trap of not growing with your business?

Set up a session with Lisa Roberts to talk about getting out of the trap to grow a healthy business.  Use this link to set up a session with her by following this link.

 

For further reading on the subject of leadership, check out some of these books:

True North, Bill George with Peter Sims http://amzn.to/2nIJY0U

Good to Great, Jim Collins http://amzn.to/2nIH6RW

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, John C. Maxwell  http://amzn.to/2o2BvGu

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Lisa Roberts is a business operations consultant who advises growth company entrepreneurs in successfully managing growth and the challenges they face along the way. She has over 25 years of experience in operations, finance and administration and spent several years in executive roles at a high growth company. She recognizes that there is a fine line between success and failure in a growing business and that entrepreneurs need to focus on managing finances, creating a sound operation and employ good business practices to stay on track.   You can find out more about her here