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INspired INsider with Dr. Jeremy Weisz

INspiredINsider Show with Dr. Jeremy Weisz features interviews with successful entrepreneurs, Ecommerce founders, & visionary leaders.

Leaders reveal deeply personal stories and explore the tough journey, big challenges, and mistakes that they overcame to achieve success.

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Feb 21, 2017

Adam Witty is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Advantage Media Group. What began in the spare bedroom of his home is now an international publishing company. Advantage has been named to the prestigious Inc. 500/5000 list of America’s fastest growing private companies and as one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina multiple years in a row. Adam is the author of five books and he is a chairman for both Nonprofit Youth Entrepreneurship S.C. and Clemson Entrepreneurship Institute.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [0:55] Jeremy introduces his guest Adam Witty.
  • [2:00] What does Adam look for in someone he will invest in?
  • [5:15] From a home office to exponential growth!
  • [7:30] People are your greatest asset.
  • [8:50] It’s your job as an entrepreneur to provide a stimulating workplace.
  • [10:00] How can other leaders learn from what you’ve done?

In this episode…

What ingredients are necessary for work culture, leaders, and businesses to thrive? How do you measure the results? Are they reproducible? On this episode of Inspired Insider, Jeremy has a powerful and wide-ranging discussion with Adam Witty. They discuss the qualities that Adam looks for in entrepreneurs that are looking for investors, building a healthy work culture, and so much more. The years of experience and wisdom that Adam brings to the table cannot be overstated, you don’t want to miss the helpful lessons to be learned from this episode. Grab a pen and some paper and tune in!

What do investors look for in a business opportunity? Is it the product? The plan? For many investors, it’s the person. Who is often more important than what or how when it comes to resourcing a business venture. On this episode of Inspired Insider, Jeremy sat down with business leader Adam Witty. Adam shared some of the qualities that he looks for when he is deciding which people to work with and invest in. The top priority is perseverance. Adam looks for someone who has the ability to face obstacles and adversity and not let it defeat them. He wants someone with thick skin who can “Take a few licks.” Adam expands on the qualities he looks for and more on this episode!

Have you ever had a job and felt like the hard work you produce day in and day out goes unnoticed? Why does that happen? Entrepreneur Adam Witty has taken great steps in his business to make sure this doesn’t happen. Adam and his team have implemented a tool called “Caught in the act of greatness.” Every Friday afternoon, everyone in the company fills out this form where they identify the quality work they’ve seen from someone in the company that week. This simple act is one of many ways they try to align with their core value to “Create an environment that breeds greatness.” Their efforts seem to be working, Adam’s company Advantage Media Group has cultivated an impressive reputation in their industry and region as a quality work culture. Don’t miss more insights from Adam on this episode of Inspired Insider!

Why are so many offices drab and boring? Is it any wonder why attitudes among the workforce match the surroundings? Business leader Adam Witty knows a thing or two about building a healthy work culture. His company, Advantage Media Group has been named one of the “Best Places to Work in South Carolina” multiple years in a row. Adam is passionate about valuing the people he employs. He says that people are the greatest asset any successful company has. It doesn’t just start and end there, Adam describes the tangible things he does to cultivate a healthy work culture. To hear more about Adam’s story of success, make sure to listen to this episode of Inspired Insider.

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