The relationship between passion and profitability, with David Mammano.

Episode 17

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Dave Mammano is the founder and CEO of the Next Step Education Group. His mission in life is to help people realize their highest potential through education. Next Step is a multi-media enterprise that has grown to become a nationwide resource with prestigious awards and honors, including being named a three time consecutive Inc. Magazine 5000 growth company and Top 100 growth company in Rochester, New York. David has spoken at hundreds of high school, college, business and EO events, including TEDx, and is the author of the new book, “Make Love in the Workplace”.

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Secret — timesaving technique

Focus on your priorities. For example, Dave likes to get the hardest task done first thing in the morning. ONWARD!

Daily habit that contributes to success

Dave enjoys running in the morning because it provides a spark of energy for the rest of his day.

Could have ruined your business — but now —  an invaluable learning experience

Dave hired an individual with a noxious personality who almost ruined his company’s culture — and Dave Mammano tells the whole story here.

Most critical skill you think business owners need to master to be successful

“A business owner has to effectively manage their time by learning to schedule.”

Most influential lesson learned from a mentor

“You have to have balance — there has to be a balance between family and business.”


Final Round — “Breaking Down the Recipe for Success”


What systems would you go back and put into place sooner?

“I would have implemented a system that could bring the team together and gauge individual metrics.”

What one strategy or “recipe” would compound into big wins for business owners?

Identify one vital priority a day.

How to exceed expectations and add the most value?

An individual who can challenge management by independently thinking of new ideas.

What strategy would you recommend new business owners focus on to best ensure success?

  1. It’s a step by step process
  2. Passion has to relate to profitability

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