Tony Award Nominee (Next to Normal) - J. Robert Spencer starred as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar at Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre in the Summer of 1998. He updates us on his life since 1998, and is joined by special guest Larry Alexander in the second half to talk about our experience that Summer. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
066: Financial Wellness Series: Part Two w/ Stith Keiser & Larry Alexander
Podcast A Vet: Stories, Support & Community From Leaders In The Veterinary Field
We are back for Part 2 of our Financial Wellness Series, and today we are diving into the specifics of practice ownership. Everything from how to find a practice, what to look for and how to get the money to buy in is on the table today as Stith Keiser rejoins us and gives us some tips on how to be successful in ownership. Stith believes in finding your ‘why’ in order to hold onto your passion and really make it as a lasting practice owner. In addition, he explains the importance of understanding need versus demand, why you need to like more than medicine to be an owner, and why you should be looking at your loan as an accountability tool. There’s always lots of options to talk yourself out of a big decision, but if you are ready to put in the work and make your dream of ownership a reality, it can be accomplished with the help of the right lender. First Financial Bank is a premium partner of the veterinary field and Larry Alexander also joins us on today's episode to get down to the nitty-gritty about what it takes financially to make your own ownership dreams come true. Larry is highlighting why First Financial Bank chooses to hire representatives from the veterinary field and not just bankers, reasons FFB values networking and peer to peer conversation in order to make businesses thrive, and how you can help them understand your needs to be successful in the short and long term. Once you are able to understand your own skill set and how it can be best leveraged to make the industry better, you may be ready to see the business from the other side and step into an ownership position. By finding a lender without judgment, like First Financial Bank, and setting yourself up with the knowledge provided by someone such as Stith, you can be sure that you are stepping into this new role with your best foot forward. Have you thought about taking the plunge and buying into or starting your own practice? Share what most excites and worries you about the perspective in the comments on the episode page. In This Episode How to have the hard conversation when you decide to buy a practice Finding a lending partner that is right for you and holds the same values Analyzing how much cash in the bank you really need to buy a hospital What to expect from the first thirty days after taking on an ownership role Creating a custom business solution with three main key players for success Quotes “It’s start with your ‘why’ as a veterinarian and your ‘why’ as an owner. Because we are just wasting our time worrying about location or financing if we don’t know what it is we want to do as practice owners.” (2:25) - Stith “Ownership is not just medicine, you don't buy a practice to buy a job.” (5:16) - Stith “As a lender, what we are trying to do is really just learn more about everyone's situation. Because I think every situation is unique.” (13:48) - Larry “You are not alone, whatever you think might be your struggle or your hurdle, I guarantee someone else has been there.” (16:40) - Larry “With our service model and the experience we have on our team drawing from the industry, not from a banking background, I think we are able to offer a local service and that local feel that I believe vets try and treat their patients and clients with.” (21:28) - Larry “My ‘why’ is helping whoever I am working with achieve their ‘why’.” (32:28) - Stith Links First Financial Bank Website Blue Heron Consulting Website Find the full show notes here Keep up with everything Podcast A Vet Follow Podcast A Vet on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Join our free community of dedicated vet professionals looking to improve their practices and lives in our free Facebook community! We'd love it (and you) if you would take 1 minute and leave us a review on iTunes!
In every band of brothers, there is always one who looks out for the rest. For the Easy Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Army Airborne, the legendary fighting unit of World War II, the one man every soldier in Easy Company looked up to was Major Richard D. Winters. “Biggest Brother” is the story of an ordinary man who became an extraordinary hero-from Winters' childhood in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, through the war years in which his natural skill as a leader elevated him through the ranks in combat, to now, decades later, when he may finally be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions on D-Day. Larry Alexander has been a journalist and columnist for the Intelligencer Journal newspaper in Lancaster, PA for more than a decade, winning numerous awards for excellence in journalism. He grew up on the same street in the same town as Major Dick Winters, three decades later.
Pureinvention Podcast - Episode 1 (October 6, 2014) Interview with Larry Alexander, President and CEO, Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau -(www.visitdetroit.com) In this episode, host Mike Bills, owner and CEO of MB Strategies -(www.mbstrategiesllc.com), talks with Larry Alexander of the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau about what the City of Detroit has done to position itself as the national leader in reinvention. Main Take-Aways: The Bankruptcy process in Detroit signaled the bottom so that people knew it was the end of the backslide. It sent a signal that things are moving forward and up. Embracing diversity by behavior, not by words, allow an organization to take advantage of all of its unique contributions that we have historically not taken into account. Consensus through diversity rewrites the management books on how we create consensus leadership. The City of Detroit is teaching us new and innovative ways at approaching reinvention. Next episode: October 20- Sonya Robinson, Coordinator, Bureau Services, Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau. Host Mike Bills talks with a key Detroit CVB staff member, Sonya Robinson about the importance of buy-in at all levels in the reinvention process. Produced by: Will Carlson, Carlson Consulting (www.williamrcarlson.com)