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80/20 CEO.

The 80/20 CEO: how to take command of your small business like a corporate CEO with Bill Canady.

Bill Canady - 80/20 CEO.Bill shares his inspirational journey, and highlights from his new book “The 80/20 CEO: Take command of your business in 100 Days”. He shares his vast experience in business management and how to better take command of your small business like a CEO.

Bill Canady has over 30 years of experience as a global business executive in a variety of industries and markets focused on industrial and consumer products and services. As a leader, he concentrates on aligning with key stakeholders to set a clear and compelling vision to rally an organization to drive growth, control costs, and increase profitability.

One of the keys to his success is he develops strong leaders and management teams and establishes deep relationships. His experience encompasses global public, private, and sponsor-owned companies.

He received his B.A in Business Administration from Elmhurst University and his MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. Bill is a veteran of the United States Navy.

Bill lives in Sarasota, Florida.

80/20 Chief Executive Officer (CEO):

  • Please briefly share the story of your early life, and your journey into the business world.
  • “The 80/20 CEO: Take command of your business in 100 Days.”
    • What do you mean by “80/20”?
      (“…20 percent of investments, processes, products, and customers that generate 80 percent of your revenue.”)
    • How do I know if I am, or I am not, in “command” of my business?
  • Please introduce the Profitable Growth Operating System (PGOS)
    (Five management practices: 80/20, strategy, talent, M&A, and lean.)

    • How did you develop this system?
  • Please introduce the 4 Step process to get command of business in 100 days:
    • Step 1: Set a Goal
    • Chapter 7: Step 2: Create the Strategy
    • Chapter 8: Step 3: Build the Structure
    • Chapter 9: Step 4: Action Plan
  • How do I decide where to focus as a small business owner? (Using 80/20 to make better decision’s)
  • Staff turnover – it’s going to happen, so how do we make the best of it?
  • Fair, But Not Equal – how to decide which partners you focus on and how to be ok with it.

Where do I start with getting better at managing priorities?

Episode Host: Henry Lopez is a serial entrepreneur, small business coach, and the host of this episode of The How of Business podcast show – dedicated to helping you start, run and grow your small business.


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