In this episode of "WheelBarrow Profits," hosts Jake and Gino discuss cost reduction and business scaling with Aaron Stahl, CEO of Cost Analysts Enterprises Inc. Aaron shares his transition from real estate and construction to cost reduction, the growth of his company to over 40 franchises, and his innovative approach to employee benefits that has significantly improved employee retention.
The conversation delves into the power of delegation, awareness in business growth, and the importance of living in the present moment, with Aaron recommending the book 'The Power of Now.' As the podcast wraps up, Aaron expresses his excitement about integrating AI into his company, likening the current AI scene to the internet boom of 1998. Reach out to Aaron's team at costanalyst.com for assistance with cost reduction and tune into this episode for invaluable insights on business growth and employee satisfaction.
Highlights: 00:00 - Intro 00:53 - Aaron Stahl's Background 02:54 - Where did the Idea for Cost Reduction Come From? 04:04 - Jake Talks about Current Systems in Place and asks for Aaron's Advice 05:57 - The Value of Cost Reduction in the Real World 07:03 - How Does Cost Reduction Work? 08:40 - What are some Objections Aaron Hears from Potential Clients? 10:35 - Aaron's Contact Info 11:00 - What Area's Aaron Focuses on for Cost Reduction 11:53 - Aaron's Experience with Franchising and The Decision to do so.. 13:05 - What Have Been the Challenges of Scaling Under the Franchise Model? 14:35 - Benefits of the Franchise Model 15:59 - Aaron's Sabbatical and the Story of Scaling His Business 18:34 - People Systems and Culture - Hiring to Retain a Culture 20:26 - Mistakes Aaron Stahl has Made Scaling his Company 22:00 - Gino Shares Jake and Gino's Mistakes 25:43 - Aaron's Tips on Scaling 27:19 - Aaron Stahl's Recent Reads 29:11 - Take the Next Step with Aaron Stahl 29:39 - The Future for Aaron Stahl 30:25 - Wrap Up
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