S2:E8 | How Chris White Thinks About Accelerating Growth for Small Businesses

On this episode of the How Leaders Think podcast, I interview entrepreneur Chris White about his approach to leadership and supporting small business owners.

Chris discusses the value of the MBA program, which provides participants with a framework and support system through a cohort of like-minded individuals. He emphasizes the importance of executive coaching and the negative consequences of not pursuing these opportunities.

Chris also shares his inspiration behind the Micro Business Academy (MBA) and highlights its focus on mindset and providing affordable resources. As an expert in business operations and strategy, Chris describes himself as a visionary and operator. He introduces tools such as the S2 (System & Soul) Roadmap, a one-page business plan, and the use of organizational charts and scorecards with key performance indicators (KPIs).

He stresses the significance of effective communication and the importance of setting quarterly objectives. Chris also discusses the cohort that focuses on creating a roadmap for entrepreneurs and the value of collaboration and AI tools. 

The conversation touches on the challenges faced by small business owners, including financial pressure and the potential for isolation and loneliness. Chris emphasizes the importance of seeking help and offers a diagnostic tool to measure the health of businesses. He challenges the notion of measuring success solely through finances and encourages listeners to find a deeper sense of purpose.

Chris reflects on his journey as an entrepreneur and the motivations behind his work with stage one and stage two companies. He highlights the importance of self-care and preventing burnout. As a believer in serving God, family, and clients, Chris aims to help as many small businesses as possible.

Join me and guest Chris White on this episode of How Leaders Think as we explore the mindset and strategies behind successful leadership in the business world.

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Chris’ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/coach-chris-white/
Micro Business Academy: https://microbusinessacademy.io
System & Soul: https://systemandsoul.com

[00:02:05] Helping small business owners succeed and thrive.
[00:06:12] MBA mindset, belief, action, affordable coaching for small businesses.
[00:11:48] Visionaries and operators need structure, communication, and clarity.
[00:17:17] Guide important, wearing all hats difficult. Cohort model valuable to expert's reputation.
[00:19:31] Helping small businesses through coaching and cohorts.
[00:23:45] Entrepreneurship is isolating but companionship helps.
[00:28:10] Success shouldn't be measured solely by finances.
[00:31:37] Cohort helps entrepreneurs craft unique value propositions.
[00:36:07] Evaluate pain, take diagnostic for business health.

Creators and Guests

Kenny Lange
Kenny Lange
Jesus follower, husband, bio-dad to 3, adopted-dad to 2, foster-dad to 18+. @SystemandSoul Certified Coach. Dir. Ops @NCCTylerTX. Go @ChelseaFC
Chris White
Chris White
Chris has successfully built 6 companies and 3 exits and now passionately pursues radically candid conversations with a relentless drive to mastery (and plenty of fun along the way) as he coaches clients through the System & Soul Framework.
S2:E8 | How Chris White Thinks About Accelerating Growth for Small Businesses
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