Avanti Entrepreneur Podcast

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Nick Sarillo

Instill Purpose and Value in Your Organization, with Nick Sarillo

Nick Sarillo is the founder, CEO and “Primary Keeper” of the Purpose and Operational Values of Nick’s Pizza & Pub – the sixth busiest independent pizza company in per-store sales in the United States. Founded with the purpose of providing the community with an unforgettable place where families could relax and have fun, Nick’s Pizza & Pub has margins nearly twice that of the average pizza restaurant and boasts an 80 percent employee retention rate in an industry in which the average turnover is nearly 150 percent. Nick is also the author of A Slice of the Pie: How to Build a Big Little Business and offers training to other businesses through Nick’s University on-site and online courses.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

• Defining purpose and value for your organization’s culture

• Intrinsic motivation versus external motivation in regards to your team

• Turning a simple concept into a greater concept

• Strategies for injecting positive virtue as a natural part of the environment

• How a community impacts your organization’s value

• Instilling endearment, loyalty, and pride by investing in your employees

• Viewing your company’s purpose different than its mission

• Using values as verbs—not just nouns—and tying values back to behaviors

• How culture can pull an entrepreneur through the tough times

• Allowing failures to transform into new beginnings by moving forward

• The downside to success and Nick’s inspirational message

• Creating a meaningful place to work by being specific about purpose and value