Small Business Success with Systems with Josh Fonger

Are you a stressed-out entrepreneur who feels overworked and underpaid? Putting systems into place is the key to the life you want. Today’s guest shares how implementing systems can make profit and freedom a new reality for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Josh Fonger is a Business Performance Architect with the unique ability to develop and implement systematic solutions to complex business problems. Josh has personally consulted and coached over 600 business owners from over 100 industries, ranging from small business startups to $500M enterprises. Because of Josh’s phenomenal success, he has quickly become one of the most in-demand small business consultants in North America. He connected with Sam Carpenter in 2011 after reading Sam’s book, Work the System. Sam and Josh soon recognized their shared vision of helping business owners get unstuck using systematic solutions. They partnered to co-manage the consulting firm, Work the System, which has now attracted over 100,000 business owners from over 50 countries. When he’s not coaching or consulting, Josh enjoys setting up “personal systems” to maximize his time with his wife and four children.

Join us to learn how the “Systems Mindset” can help you make more and work less!

Profit by Design is a Tap the Potential Production in collaboration with Small Business Consulting Group. 

Show Highlights:

  • The huge payoffs in quality of life for business owners through more systems
  • The trifecta of impact for Josh’s clients: less stress, fewer work hours, and more income
  • The psychology of stress is when we feel like things are happening TO us that are out of our control
  • The facts from a Tap the Potential survey of entrepreneurs and business owners: 85% feel that their business couldn’t run efficiently without them (How systems can make the difference!)
  • How Josh works with business owners in a state of overwhelm to identify a strategic objective
  • Why your systems should be built for average people and not just A+ people
  • What Josh means by a “yo-yo” business that has no bright future and is too dependent on the owner
  • How Josh works with clients to address the biggest gaps in systems regarding hiring, on-boarding, and retention
  • Why policies and procedures can’t be designed for the problems of difficult employees–if you want to attract A+ people
  • How defining your immutable laws will repel the wrong people
  • Josh’s new venture in training and certifying consultants across vertical markets
  • Take Dr. Samantha’s small business challenge: Put a new system in place each week for the next year. Start NOW!

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Find out more about Sam Carpenter and his work:  Work the System

 

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About The Author

Dr. Sabrina Starling, The Business Psychologist and international best-selling author of the How to Hire the Best series and The 4 Week Vacation™, is the founder of Tap the Potential and host of the Profit by Design podcast. At Tap the Potential, we work to free business owners from the constant demands of a growing business.

We believe work supports life, not the other way around. Clients in our Better Business, Better Life coaching program have more time for what matters most and more money in their bank account than they’ve ever had. Next, we send them off on a 4 Week Vacation™ to celebrate their hard-earned journey to take their life back!

Dr. Sabrina and her team at Tap the Potential are on a mission to change the story of entrepreneurship from one of long hours, grinding it out, to one of sustainably profitable businesses that support and enhance life. The Tap the Potential Solution™ and our Tap the Potential Family of Business Owners are disrupting small business as usual. We are on our way to making the Tap the Potential Solution™ the mainstream model for growing business.

By 2023, 150 Tap the Potential clients will have taken 4 Week Vacations. These are the trailblazers, role modeling what’s possible for entrepreneurs. In many entrepreneurial circles, it is becoming more and more common for one entrepreneur to ask another, “Have you taken a 4 Week Vacation™?” (as opposed to asking “How many employees do you have?” or “What is your annual revenue?”). Taking a fully unplugged 4 Week Vacation is rapidly becoming the recognized symbol of entrepreneurial success.

Never one to accept the status quo or back down from a challenge, Dr. Sabrina’s How to Hire the Best series grew from her desire to solve the toughest hiring challenges interfering with her clients’ growth and profitability. What sprang from her experience working with entrepreneurs in rural areas catapulted her into becoming the world’s leading expert in attracting top talent in small businesses—no matter what hiring challenges those businesses are facing—and earned Tap the Potential’s reputation as the go-to resource for entrepreneurs committed to creating Great Places to Work with thriving coaching cultures and highly engaged team members working from strengths.

As The Business Psychologist, and with her years of driving profit in small businesses, Dr. Sabrina knows what it takes to find, keep, and motivate exceptional performance out of your biggest investment—team members.