The Staying Power Blog

We write about our own experience scaling a professional services firm. Learn from our successes and failures. 

How to Source, Hire, and Manage a Team of Virtual Assistants the Right Way with Neal Bawa, Founder and CEO of Grocapitus Investments

By Ben Isley
August 25, 2020
Today we're joined by Neal Bawa, founder and CEO of Grocapitus Investments, a real estate investment company that sources, negotiates, and acquires commercial properties across the United States. Today we discuss Neal's secrets to building a team of...
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Gaining Traction, Vision, and the Three Key Aspects of a Business System with Don Maranca

By Ben Isley
August 18, 2020
In this episode, we're joined by Don Maranca, founder of JDSM Enterprises, a coaching company that helps entrepreneurs implement the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) model in order to create a holistic system for running their business.
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Secrets to Building a Virtual Accounting Business to 40 Employees by Attracting Clients via Referral Networks, and More with Mark Wald, Founder of Supporting Strategies | LA

By Ben Isley
August 11, 2020
Mark Wald founded Supporting Strategies | Los Angeles in 2013 and has grown the business to 40 W2 employees working virtually across 10 states in the US. They're providing exceptional virtual finance and accounting support to hundreds of growing...
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Outsourcing, Delegation, Time Management, and Recruiting and Interviewing Lessons with Matt Ryan

By Ben Isley
August 04, 2020
In this episode, we're joined by Matt Ryan. Matt has over ten years of experience in real estate and construction and founded his company, re-viv, to re-engineer residential and commercial real estate in underserved communities.
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How to Avoid Getting Sued as an Employer, Struggles of Managing Employees in a Virtual Environment, and More with Cynthia Hackler Flynn, Esq.

By Ben Isley
July 28, 2020
In this episode, we're joined by Cynthia Hackler Flynn. Cynthia is the founder of Hackler Flynn and Associates, a California-based law firm specializing in employment law.
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Successfully Executing Mergers and Acquisitions, Systems and Software, and Transitioning to Remote Work with Joshua Driskell, Lagerlof, LLP

By Ben Isley
July 21, 2020
In this episode, we're joined by Joshua Driskell, managing partner of Lagerlof, LLP, a law firm that has been involved in shaping the legal and business landscape in southern California for more than 100 years.
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Gaining Clarity, Results Driven Mindset, and Confidence and Self-Awareness with Caleb Guilliams, CEO of Better Wealth

By Ben Isley
July 14, 2020
In this episode, we're joined by Caleb Guilliams, founder and CEO of Better Wealth, a company committed to financial education and coaching.
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The Secrets to Building and Selling a $100 Million Dollar Accounting Firm with Gary Shamis, CPA

By Ben Isley
July 07, 2020
In this episode, we're joined by Gary Shamis, Principal at Winding River Consulting. Gary has spent his career in accounting, growing his father's accounting firm from $225,000 in revenue to approximately $100MM before selling the firm to BDO.
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Making Tough Hiring and Firing Decisions, Surviving the 2008 and COVID-19 Crisis, and more with Scott Choppin, Founder & CEO of Urban Pacific

By Ben Isley
June 30, 2020
In this episode, we're joined by Scott Choppin, founder and CEO of Urban Pacific. Urban Pacific develops multifamily workforce housing.
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Building a Multi-Million Dollar Sales and Marketing Company with Chris Evans and Taylor Welch of Traffic and Funnels

By Ben Isley
June 23, 2020
In this episode, we're joined by Taylor Welch and Chris Evans, founders of Traffic and Funnels, a multi-million dollar sales and marketing company.
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