Dave Lukas Chats with Karl Maier
271: How to Get Unstuck and The Framework for Business Success with Karl Maier
This week’s Misfit Entrepreneur is Karl Maier. Karl is a serial entrepreneur with a knack for doubling and tripling the size of businesses quickly. He’s done it 6 times either as the founder of a company or as part of the leadership team, including 7x’ing one company in less than 4 years.
Currently, he’s on his 3rd software company, Abunden, which helps internal and external business advisors be even more effective in helping their clients to grow and succeed. The software was created from the frameworks for success Karl has tested and applied in his businesses over the years.
Needless to say, Karl has some amazing wisdom for to grow and scale businesses and I’m excited for him to share his secrets with you in this episode.
Karl’s journey was not a straight line. He learned about entrepreneurship from a young age from his grandfather and it created a curiosity in him as to why one company would succeed, and others would fail. As he grew up, he would see and be part of companies and see where they get stuck. Karl developed a passion for helping these companies and that is what he has done.
From his experience, he put together the Abunden Framework to help companies have a platform of the knowledge needed to get unstuck and grow.
Where do businesses get stuck? And from those you see succeed, what are the patterns or consistencies they have?
Talk to us about the Abunden Framework and principles you use to build a business?
At the 12 min mark, we talk about deciding what type of businesses people must choose to have.
What is the starting point to go from self-employed to a bigger business?
Talk about how you’ve been able to double sales some many times. What should people know about selling in today’s world?
Customer retention strategies?
Talk about navigating pivots. What advice can you give?
How do you see leadership?
How does a business set itself apart with customers and distinguish themselves?
What has surprised you most on your journey?
Advice for new entrepreneurs starting out?
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