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Alicia Butler Pierre

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E174 - Stick Figures and Index Cards: Using Low Tech to Integrate Your High Tech | with Alicia Butler Pierre

The One Big Tip Podcast with Jeff Mendelson

Alicia Butler is the CEO and founder of Equilibria Inc, where she helps entrepreneurs and established businesses grow sustainable, socially conscious companies. On top of this, she’s a podcaster, a Lean Six Sigma consultant, and she wrote the very first book on business infrastructure! Now she’s sharing her insights with listeners and telling us all about how using low-tech tools can make all the difference in your business. Alicia says we have “shiny object syndrome”: when we hear about new technology, we latch onto it before considering how it will actually affect our businesses. As it turns out, some of the most powerful tools are already right at our fingertips - including business cards!In this episode, Alicia shares her best tips and tricks for starting with low-tech tools and integrating them into the high-tech ones that will help your business thrive. So get out a pen and paper and get started on transforming your business today! In this episode:[1:21] How did Alicia find herself as an author and expert on business infrastructure? She explains her personal journey to us. [4:58] We discuss everything that goes into business infrastructure and how it can be applied to a wide range of fields. [8:00] Alicia’s One Big Tip is to start off with low-tech processes in order to integrate your high tech. It can be as simple as starting with index cards and stick figures![12:30] Say goodbye to bulky handbooks! Alicia recommends using a website called Notion.[16:18] Alicia says it’s important to make sure all of the technology you use can works together for optimal flow.[19:13] What are the benefits of implementing these tools? Alicia shares a few: saved time, transparency, and the ability to fill positions and hire freelancers.Support the show (https://jeffmendelson.com/onebigtip)

24mins

26 Oct 2021

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233. How to Start Your Business With the Right Foundation to Succeed - Interview With Alicia Butler Pierre

Raw and Real Entrepreneurship

When you are a start-up, how do you lay a solid foundation for your business? Consider how you feel when you're starting something new and exciting, but there's much uncertainty involved. If that describes you, then this is the show for you. In today's interview, Susan talks to Alicia Butler Pierre about how a well-built infrastructure is essential for growing a successful business. Alicia Butler Pierre is the CEO of Equilibria, Inc., a 16-year-old operations management firm. She specializes in increasing bandwidth for fast-growing organizations via business infrastructure.

35mins

27 Sep 2021

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168: Alicia Butler Pierre and Kate Erickson Discuss the Workflows and Operational Excellence Behind Entrepreneurs on Fire

Business Infrastructure - Curing Back Office Blues

Podcasting has been around longer than you might think. Although the pandemic caused a surge in both listenership and creators, there are some shows that have been around for a long time. Entrepreneurs on Fire (EOFire) is a nearly 10-year-old podcast with over 100M+ downloads and 3,240 episodes and counting! This is the final episode of Season 13 – Operational Excellence. It features a live recording at the 2021 Podcast Movement Conference with Kate Erickson, the person in charge of back-office operations at EOFire. Listen as Kate gives us the inside scoop on the workflows and operational excellence strategies that keeps EOFire’s content fresh, their community amped, and their stellar team motivated.  There’s value for all entrepreneurs with this episode, even if you don’t have a podcast. Discover automation tools that will simplify your workflows. Apply concepts Kate shares to build a profitable lead generation or sales funnel. And take advantage of the resources she recommends, including a free copy of EOFire’s production workflow! 🔗 Links to Resources Kate recommends:  https://businessinfrastructure.tv/2021/09/26/168-alicia-butler-pierre-and-kate-erickson-discuss-the-workflows-and-operational-excellence-strategies-behind-entrepreneurs-on-fire 🎧 Like What You Heard? Don’t Keep it to Yourself. Subscribe and Share! 💌 Please Support Our Sponsors, HubSpot and ThinkSmart Whiteboard. And don’t forget to leave a review! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

34mins

26 Sep 2021

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Business Infrastructure and Ghost Stories with Alicia Butler Pierre

Starve the Doubts

Alicia Butler Pierre is the CEO-@EquilibriaInc. #Speaker, 2-time Amazon best-selling Author of Beyond the Facade - How to Structure Company Operations for Sustainable Success, #Podcaster (𝘉𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘐𝘯𝘧𝘳𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦: 𝘊𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘉𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘖𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘉𝘭𝘶𝘦𝘴 podcast - which is part of the Hubspot Podcast Network) & #LeanSixSigma Consultant. Alicia offers #operations resources to scale #fastgrowth #smallbusiness with less chaos.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=CQWQVRBGQCK7E&source=url)

40mins

23 Jul 2021

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Alicia Butler Pierre--Chemical Engineer turned CEO of Equilibria, Inc., author, adjunct professor, nationally ranked podcaster

OG INSPIRATION

Alicia Butler Pierre’s career in operations began over 20 years ago as a chemical engineer in several chemical plants and oil refineries in her native Louisiana. Her passion is in designing processes that help people, places and things flow more efficiently. Alicia is the Founder and CEO of Equilibria, Inc., a 16-year-old operations management firm specializing in business infrastructure for fast-growing companies. Her company is currently the world’s largest and most comprehensive repository on business infrastructure for small businesses. It is at Equilibria where she invented the KasennuTM framework for business infrastructure and software by the same name. She has since successfully applied this framework in over 30 different industries and counting. Alicia has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana State University and an MBA from Tulane University. Her ability to blend scientific, business and mathematical methodologies to solve complex operational problems enables her to bring a unique, tactical, and realistic perspective to her clients, who have also included larger organizations like The Coca-Cola Company, The Library of Congress, and Shell Oil Company. Alicia is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and has produced over 500 articles, podcast episodes, case studies, videos, and white papers in the areas of business infrastructure, process improvement, and operational excellence. Combined, her content has over a million views across various online platforms. Alicia hosts the weekly Business Infrastructure: Curing Back Office Blues podcast. Her show was only one of six initially hand-selected in the world by HubSpot to become a part of its new podcast network. Alicia is also the author of the 2x Amazon bestseller, Behind the Fascade: How to Structure Company Operations for Sustainable Success. Her book debuted in Oct. 2018 on Amazon as the #1 New Release for business books in the Production and Operations category. Committed to doing the right things the right way, Alicia's mantra is "to leave it better than you found it"--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/odell-glenn-jr/support

1hr 14mins

12 Jul 2021

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Alicia Butler Pierre--Chemical Engineer turned CEO of Equilibria, Inc, author, adjunct professor, nationally ranked podcaster

The OG Inspiration Podcast

Alicia Butler Pierre’s career in operations began over 20 years ago as a chemical engineer in several chemical plants and oil refineries in her native Louisiana. Her passion is in designing processes that help people, places and things flow more efficiently. Alicia is the Founder and CEO of Equilibria, Inc., a 16-year-old operations management firm specializing in business infrastructure for fast-growing companies. Her company is currently the world’s largest and most comprehensive repository on business infrastructure for small businesses. It is at Equilibria where she invented the KasennuTM framework for business infrastructure and software by the same name. She has since successfully applied this framework in over 30 different industries and counting. Alicia has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana State University and an MBA from Tulane University. Her ability to blend scientific, business and mathematical methodologies to solve complex operational problems enables her to bring a unique, tactical, and realistic perspective to her clients, who have also included larger organizations like The Coca-Cola Company, The Library of Congress, and Shell Oil Company. Alicia is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and has produced over 500 articles, podcast episodes, case studies, videos, and white papers in the areas of business infrastructure, process improvement, and operational excellence. Combined, her content has over a million views across various online platforms. Alicia hosts the weekly Business Infrastructure: Curing Back Office Blues podcast. Her show was only one of six initially hand-selected in the world by HubSpot to become a part of its new podcast network. Alicia is also the author of the 2x Amazon bestseller, Behind the Fascade: How to Structure Company Operations for Sustainable Success. Her book debuted in Oct. 2018 on Amazon as the #1 New Release for business books in the Production and Operations category. Committed to doing the right things the right way, Alicia's mantra is "to leave it better than you found it"

1hr 14mins

10 Jul 2021

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155: Diversity, Digital Transformation & Pricing While Black with Alicia Butler Pierre

Business Infrastructure - Curing Back Office Blues

Hi, I’m Alicia and for many years, pricing was admittedly my Achilles heel in my business. With so many pricing models and strategies to choose from, I always found it easier to price products than services. Eventually, I began to seek counsel from pricing experts as well as a variety of renowned books backed by research. As I consumed this information and put it into practice, I noticed it did not yield the same favorable results as some of my colleagues. Not one to give up easily, I’d experiment with another model and strategy combination, but often to no avail. It wasn’t until I started sharing my frustrations with others, that I began to accept an ugly, harsh reality. A reality missing from the experts and books in their discourse about the psychology of pricing services – racial and gender bias and discrimination. In this Season 12 finale, I share a personal experience of being forced into low-balling, underbidding, and undervaluing my services just to “keep the lights on.” It’s difficult to scale operations when you’ve been told you’re excellent at what you do and the services you provide, yet cannot charge prices that reflect that value. I talk about the domino effect of consistently not being able to implement value-based pricing has on a company’s inability to attract capital and invest in people and the latest technologies. I also share four recommendations that could lead to solutions. Thank you in advance for listening! Please connect with me on LinkedIn or Twitter if you’ve had similar experiences! 🔗 Link to sponsors and resources I recommend at: https://businessinfrastructure.tv/2021/06/27/155-diversity-digital-transformation-pricing-while-black-with-alicia-butler-pierre 🎧 Like What You Heard? 💌 Please Support Our Sponsors, Subscribe to the Show, and Leave a Review!

29mins

27 Jun 2021

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"How To Set Up Operations" Expert Advice For Entrepreneurs w/ Alicia Butler Pierre

The Inventive Journey

My team and I recently discovered, as a few months ago, called Notion.so. If you are looking for a creative, quick way to store and capture your processes, look into that tool. It is basically a wiki that, unlike Dropbox or google drive. Yes, you can document all of these things. But what I find is you are using some of these platforms, even SharePoint or again google drive, Evernote, tools like that. They're great because it is stored in the cloud. Notion is also a cloud-based app but, it gives you the benefit of being able to see everything. And not have information hidden in folders, and you can quickly search for things.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-inventive-journey/message

26mins

17 Jun 2021

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How to Make Your Business More Efficient with Alicia Butler Pierre

The Female Founders Network

The CEO of Equilibria, Alicia Butler Pierre, joins us today. Alicia's also the author of the 2x Amazon bestseller, Behind the Façade: How to Structure Company Operations for Sustainable Success. Alicia's business specializes in operations and increasing bandwidth for fast-growing organizations. Listen for quick and easy tips for improving your business efficiency.

44mins

26 May 2021

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#259 - Building Your Business to Scale with Alicia Butler Pierre

Being Boss: Mindset, Habits, Tactics, and Lifestyle for Creative Entrepreneurs

Building a strong business is likely a high priority for you, whether you're a solopreneur or an entrepreneur looking to scale. You want your business operations to run efficiently and effectively so you can be ready to grow. But what is business operations exactly? Alicia Butler Pierre from the Business Infrastructure podcast and Equilibria, Inc. joins us in this episode to share her framework for business infrastructure and how to set up your business for profitable growth.Get full shownotes for this episode here >> —Listen to more Being Boss shows on our website, on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Follow Being Boss on Instagram: @beingbossclub Join the Being Boss Community: beingboss.club/community

54mins

25 May 2021

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