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Badass Business Owners

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Badass Business Owners Know Their Business Numbers. They are Small Business Owners serving their local communities who are tired of living job to job and want to grow their business income & their personal income. If it seems like the harder you work, you still can't seem to grow your profits as fas… read more

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Is Facebook Dead for Your Business?

September 19th, 2022

9:10

Can Facebook still provide you leads for your small local business? With Facebook having typical viewers over the age of 30 and with disposable incomes and being homeowners, you never want to overlook the power Facebook …

Motivated and Focused When Business is Slow

September 12th, 2022

18:09

Many small businesses have slowed down and let’s face it, so has the motivation to get anything done. How do you keep motivation high and use this time to take your business to the next level?

Plenty of Money to Make this Year!

September 5th, 2022

10:40

Do You Have a Plan to Maximize Your Sales and Profits as We Head into the End of the Year? Don’t miss the opportunity to have your best year-ending …

Stop Burying Your Head in the Sand on Your Business Numbers!

August 29th, 2022

12:35

Way too many small businesses are bleeding cash and are in danger of collapsing. But it isn’t too late! Your business numbers hold the key to …

Is Your Business Debt Getting Out of Control?

August 22nd, 2022

13:16

The past few years have been tough and business debt is on the rise. Are you going into debt in your business? Are you thinking about going into debt in your business? Let’s discuss why you might want to think twice …

Growing a Business the Wrong Way

August 15th, 2022

14:43

If you grow your business too fast, you risk the wheels falling off and ultimately a big hit to your sales and profits. Here is a story of a pool …

Understanding What You the Business Needs Monthly to Survive

August 8th, 2022

15:43

Knowing your monthly business nut is very helpful when determining what you need to do in sales. Especially when our personal monthly nut usually …

Create More Profit thru Improving Your Business Processes

August 1st, 2022

11:33

While you improve your profits by pricing correctly, your next step is to tackle your processes that are also costing you profit. While you might have a bunch of broken processes, by focusing on one big one at a time, …

Hiring for Profits Not for Sales

July 25th, 2022

10:59

Business is booming and you need to hire people to help with all the clients. However, sometimes hiring people will kill your profits and your personal income. It is critical that you hire for the right reasons. …

Pricing – Do You Include Your Personal Expenses?

July 18th, 2022

16:20

Many new business owners tend to set their prices based on the amount of money they need each month to cover their personal expenses. However, this is not how you want to do it but I want to explain why and how you …

5 Must Read Books for Small Business Owners

July 11th, 2022

17:56

While I’m not a fan of reading (can’t sit still so I’m an audiobook person) I am a fan of learning as much as I can about being a better business person and leader. There is a reason these 5 books tend to show up on …

What is Profit First? | Will it Really Help You Be More Profitable in Your Small Business?

July 4th, 2022

14:50

You might have heard of a book called Profit First by Mike Michalowicz. Some have embraced it and others have felt overwhelmed. Let’s take a look at just a couple of the core parts and how they can help you immediately …

How to Deal with Cheap Customers

June 27th, 2022

18:29

Why does it seem like so many customers are cheap? How do you build your business if everyone only wants the cheapest price they can get? There will …

Before You Spend a Dime on Advertising - DO THIS!

June 20th, 2022

19:03

You want more sales. I get it. But don’t throw away money on advertising that doesn’t produce. I want you to spend money on advertising, I just want you to spend it wisely and know what you need to do in sales to break …

Is it Really Doom Gloom for Your Small Business

June 13th, 2022

20:18
Wherever you look there is doom and gloom on the horizon. Gas prices, rising rents, inflation, and the “great recession” on the horizon. But do you …

Why You Need to Include Your Labor Hours in Your Cost of Goods Sold

June 6th, 2022

23:03

Should your labor hours be included in your cost of goods sold? Your COGS should always include any labor hours (including your own) that are part of …

7 Mistakes Business Owners Make with their Profit Loss Income Statement

May 30th, 2022

32:02
After reviewing about 10 P&Ls this week, here are 7 different mistakes I often see. Want more profit? Run with 1 or 2 nuggets in this episode. You might not even realize you are making these mistakes with your …

Your Profit Loss Income Statement is the Key to Unlocking Your Profits!

May 23rd, 2022

26:58
If you are crushing your sales goals but still aren’t seeing the profits you should, then you need to dive into your profit and loss income statement …

Profits Are Being Left on the Table Due to This One Thing

May 16th, 2022

21:26

Each week you work your butt off in your small business, only to get to the end of the month and wonder where the money went. Each day doing the same …

How to Find Good Employees In 2022

May 9th, 2022

17:41
Unemployment is low, and hiring is tough! There just aren’t enough good people out there to hire! Yes, there is! They just happen to work for someone else right now! Why are you waiting around for them to come to you? …

WOW! 500 Episodes of the Badass Business Owner Podcast!

May 2nd, 2022

18:59
Five years and 500 episodes later, I’m still here each and every week for my Badass Business Owners!  How did we get here and why has this podcast meant so much to me? I’ll share in this week's special 500th episode! - …

What Would They Say About Your Business?

April 25th, 2022

14:28

How would you like to do a focus group with your last 20 customers? What would they say about you and your business? Would you be prepared to hear …

Is it a Bad Thing that You’ve Created a Job vs a Business?

April 18th, 2022

10:51
Have you heard the saying “You have created a job for yourself vs building a business”?  Often times, you are chastised for not having created an actual, profitable business vs making a great employee living. All the …

Where I Look When a Business Is Struggling

April 11th, 2022

14:45

When a business is struggling, there are only a few places I go to get a quick snapshot of what might be going on.  Whenever I take a look in these areas, I get tons of insight and know exactly where we need to start to …

Your Business’s Minimum Value at Any Given Time| The Balance Sheet

April 4th, 2022

24:28

I recently did a video on how to read a balance sheet and I felt that it needed more conversation. So, in the podcast episode, I’m going to discuss the balance sheet in greater detail, so you understand why a balance …

5 Mistakes Small Business Owners Often Make

March 28th, 2022

16:42

Business is simple. We make it hard. Ok, it really is hard! But here are 5 mistakes small business owners often make. If you focus on them, your profits and sales will go up.

I promise, if you work on these 5 simple …

How Do You Keep Your Business Going When Life is Throwing You Curveballs?

March 21st, 2022

10:36

What do you do when you get sick? Or maybe a loved one has a major emergency, and you are needed? Sometimes life is cruel, and your business has to …

Walk the Business Thru the Eyes of a Customer | The Customer Experience

March 14th, 2022

20:54

Have you ever stopped and walked your business through the eyes of your customer? When you walk a big box retailer using your customer's eyes, it can give you insight into what your customers are experiencing in your …

Does it Take Passion to Be Successful in Your Small Business?

March 7th, 2022

19:27

Passion is a huge motivator in your business. But what happens when the passion disappears? Can you still be successful? How can you reignite the …

Slowing Down to Speed Up to Grow Your Profitability

February 28th, 2022

22:25

You have kicked butt and your sales are through the roof! You can’t wait to take the business to the next level! You have a sales goal in mind, but…. SLOW DOWN TURBO!  Before you go chasing that next level of sales, you …

Can You Afford to Expand into a Brick Mortar Building?

February 21st, 2022

16:24
 

Business is booming and you need more space. Should you expand into a brick-and-mortar business? Maybe rent a warehouse or purchase some land? It …

A Tough, Honest Conversation About Your Employees

February 14th, 2022

21:58
We need to talk. I’m finding quite a few of you need to have a good honest, conversation about your hiring, your team development, and running scared when it comes to your employees.

Having employees is never easy, but …

What Keeps You From Learning Your Business Numbers

February 7th, 2022

12:23
What Keeps You from Learning Your Business Numbers?

Sure, you might be profitable but how profitable could your business be if you knew and …

Does Your Business Really Need it?

January 31st, 2022

7:10

Are you one of those business owners that shoot from the hip and buys stuff for the business before you even run the numbers on the return you should …

How Much Should You Have as an Advertising Budget in Your Small Business

January 24th, 2022

13:48

I get asked all the time how much money should be set aside for advertising in a small mom-and-pop type business. While many small businesses can do …

Should You Expand Your Service Area? | The 5 Mile Rule

January 17th, 2022

10:48
Want to grow your business and thinking about expanding into other parts of town or new towns or cities?  Before you decide to chase sales in new areas, make sure you are focusing on your ideal customers. I promise you, …

You're a Fraud

January 10th, 2022

13:23

How often do you feel like you are a fraud and it is just a matter of time before your customers & fellow business owners discover it? You are so not alone. Almost all businesspeople go through this at some point or …

Are You a Flawed Business Person?

January 3rd, 2022

8:03

We are all flawed business people. You are not alone. Stop beating yourself up. It is what you do with that knowledge that matters the most.

 

**TIPS for RUNNING A PROFITABLE SMALL BUSINESS**

 

Want more? Here are some …

Your First Priority Each Morning as a Business Person

December 27th, 2021

6:34

When you “head off to work” what is the first thing you do? For most small business owners, they just dive right in and get to work vs making this their first priority of the workday.   

 

**TIPS for RUNNING A …

This One Sales Hack Can Create More Profit Sales in Your Small Business

December 20th, 2021

12:24

You want more sales and more profits and are always looking for tips or tricks to make more money. This one sales hack will help you capitalize on the past to create even more profit going forward. It is one of the most …

Small Business Owner Pain Points | Which Pain Point Are You Experiencing?

December 13th, 2021

20:30

Yes, you need to know your customer's pain point, but you also need to be aware of small business owners' pain points as well. It is just a matter of time before these issues start to wear you down have you question if …

Does Customer Service Even Matter?

December 6th, 2021

7:31

How on earth do businesses with poor customer service even stay in business? Does this mean that you don't even need to focus on customer service? Does it even really matter?

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Time to Get Rid of that Extra Inventory!

November 29th, 2021

9:31

Over time the inventory in our business tends to grow. Next thing you know, you have hundreds if not thousands of dollars tied up that could be used …

You Might Not Be as Profitable in Your Small Business as You Think

November 22nd, 2021

11:03

You are having a great year. You are ROCKING IT! Good money at the end of the day. But are you profitable? Do you make the sale, pay the bills and live off the rest? Then you might want to listen to this episode, as …

What Is It You Do? | The Answer Might Surprise You

November 15th, 2021

12:06

What Is It You Do? | The Answer Might Surprise You

Mindset is HUGE in your business. Sometimes it is the little things we say that give insight into what blocks us from huge success and profits. The answer to this one …

Yes! You Do Have Cost of Goods in Your Business!

November 8th, 2021

17:13

Yes! You Do Have Cost of Goods in Your Business!

There are many small business owners who own a service-based business and their bookkeeper is telling them they don’t have costs of goods only expenses. Or they just take …

Your Business Taxes – Don’t Make the Same Mistake I Did!

November 1st, 2021

15:58

The number one mistake many small business owners make is failing to save for their taxes for their small business. This can lead to thousands of …

Make More Money in Your Business – Know Your Business Numbers

October 25th, 2021

11:13

The most powerful and important thing you can do to earn more money in your business is to learn your business numbers. By knowing your business …

3 Ways to Boost Your End of Year Sales

October 18th, 2021

8:52

Time to finish the year strong! Sales dip so what can you do to increase your sales at the end of the year? Here are 3 things you can do that some businesses find some great success with.

Always remember, finish the …

Start 2022 Strong in Your Business by Focusing on these 3 Areas

October 11th, 2021

15:54

Start 2022 Strong in Your Business by Focusing on These 3 Areas

You want to finish 2021 strong but more importantly, start 2022 even stronger than you started 2021. The best way to do this is to dive into these 3 core …

Time to Check Your Prices!

October 4th, 2021

9:28

You should always check your prices at least twice a year. As we head into the new year, it is time to make any adjustments you might need to start …

Why Aren’t You Paying Yourself?

September 27th, 2021

9:05

How long should you reinvest your profits into the business? There is a difference between profits and a fair wage for yourself. Don’t make the …

What Does Your Customer Want?

September 20th, 2021

9:49

What was the last time that you stopped to think about your customer and what they want long before they even pick up the phone to call you? Knowing what your customer is thinking and the basic needs they have, can give …

An Easier Way to Set Business Goals | Try the 12 Week Year Method

September 13th, 2021

14:03

Do you find yourself not hitting your business goals? Looking for a better method to have more focus and accomplish more in your business than you ever have? You might find that the 12 Week Year Method is perfect for …

Sales Do Not Mean Someone is Profitable

September 6th, 2021

10:51

Sales Do Not Mean Someone is Profitable

Way too often we hear someone is doing some amazing sales and we think, dang they are rocking it. But are they? At the end of the day, it is about the profits and not the sales. …

Answer the Damn Phone!

August 30th, 2021

11:22

More sales and profits are left on the table due to business owners who simply do not get back with customers that have money in hand, ready to spend on their business! Are you really doing that well that you don’t need …

The Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

August 23rd, 2021

6:55

The Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

These two kids came into our office to stock their little snack business. They couldn’t be more than maybe 7 …

Passionate Business Owner You vs Business Minded You

August 16th, 2021

12:22

Within each business owner lies two people. The you that is passionate about your business and always thinking of ways to drive your sales and the …

5 Mistakes Costing Small Business Owners Thousands in Profits Dollars

August 9th, 2021

14:19

If you want to increase your business profits, then you might want to see if you are making one of these 5 common mistakes that could be costing your …

Increase Profits without Increasing Sales

August 2nd, 2021

16:29

When we need more profits, we automatically think we need more sales and that just isn’t true. There are plenty of places to find profit in our …

Check Your Pricing | Here is What to Look for When Reviewing Your Pricing

July 26th, 2021

14:26

Check Your Pricing | Here is What to Look for When Reviewing Your Pricing

You should check your prices in your small business at least twice a year. …

What Are Your Business's Weaknesses?

July 19th, 2021

12:31

What are Your Business’s Weaknesses?

The best CEOs focus on the weaknesses of the business. Celebrate the successes but always know what is holding …

There is NO ONE to Hire!

July 12th, 2021

20:53

There is NO ONE to Hire!

It has never been harder to hire new employees than it is right now. BUT! You cannot let this derail you from the mission of finding good people to hire. They are out there, but they aren’t …

Do You Have Raving Fans

July 5th, 2021

11:51

Do You Have Raving Fans? Why You Need Them!

How many raving fans does your business have? How many customers do you have that will do all they can to …

No Sales? Do This First!!

June 28th, 2021

14:55

No Sales? Do This First!!

Need more sales in your business? Want to find more Customers or Clients? Here is some advice for folks that some might not …

Copy Add Your Secret Sauce!

June 21st, 2021

17:12

Don’t recreate the wheel in your small business. There is so much you can learn and get inspiration from. Other businesses have blazed a trail before …

Sometimes You Just Need a Vacation

June 14th, 2021

18:05

Sometimes You Just Need a Vacation

I tried to take a vacation last week. I was 75% successful. I want to share why sometimes your brain just needs to …

The Wheels Fell Off! Now What??

June 7th, 2021

21:57

The Wheels Fell Off! Now What??

Did you watch your business tank last year due to the pandemic? Or maybe there was a big event that caused your business to tank? If you want to get your business back on track, then here …

Are You Setting Your Business Up to Fail?

May 31st, 2021

27:20

Are You Setting Your Business Up to Fail?

Your business has had an amazing year! Business is Booming! Time to make some decisions on how you should …

What Lessons Did Your Business Learn from the Crazy Covid Year?

May 24th, 2021

17:21

What Lessons Did Your Business Learn from the Crazy Covid Year?

This past year saw some crazy times for many small businesses (large ones too). Whether you had the best year of your business’s life or had one of the …

Stop Chasing Business All Over the Place!

May 17th, 2021

10:45

Stop Chasing Business All Over the Place!

Want more business? Think smaller, not bigger! Learn to focus on the 5 miles around your neighborhood and your business will grow! You are wasting time, money, gas, wear and …

3 Common Mistakes Small Business Owners Make

May 10th, 2021

17:04

3 Common Mistakes Small Business Owners Make

Is Your Business Stuck? Odds are you are making one of these 3 common mistakes I find most small business owners make. You must know who you serve, what is the plan, and you …

Crazy Busy Doesn’t Mean You Are Successful

May 3rd, 2021

15:13

Crazy Busy Doesn’t Mean You Are Successful

Just because a business looks extremely busy, doesn’t mean it is making any money. Way too many small …

Study the Storm of Your Busy Season

April 26th, 2021

10:24

Study the Storm of Your Busy Season

Most businesses have crazy busy seasons. Time’s when you spend what feels like 100% of your time “in” the business, “doing” the business vs working “on” the business.

The key is to …

Time to Pivot from Sales to Profits

April 19th, 2021

9:24

Time to Pivot from Sales to Profits

You’ve built a great business for yourself, but you need more profits. There is no more time for more sales, so you need to focus on profits. Let’s discuss how now is the perfect time …

Whip Out Your Profit Loss Income Statement!

April 12th, 2021

9:28

Whip Out Your Profit & Loss Income Statement!

Time to grab your profit and loss income statement and see who you are doing so far this year. What are the wins and the opportunities? What can you do today to course …

Grow Your Business by Tapping into Your Tribe

April 5th, 2021

8:25

Grow Your Business by Tapping into Your Tribe

Do you have a tribe of people that you hang out with on a regular business? Did you know that this …

Who Do You Think You Are Talking To?

March 29th, 2021

9:08

Who Are You Talking To?

Are you chasing the wrong customers or clients? Are you so focused on talking to everyone that you end up talking to no one? Did you know that if you focus your energy on the ideal, target …

Maximize the Profits of Your Seasonal Business

March 22nd, 2021

11:38

Maximizing Your Seasonal Business

Do you have a seasonal business? Looking for ideas on how you can maximize your sales and profits? There are three crucial things to look at.

 

You will want to make sure you have the …

Your Communication Sucks!

March 15th, 2021

21:40

Your Communication Sucks!

Your (Lack of) Communication is Costing You Sales and Profits! This has been an infuriating week. It has been filled with poor communication from various people who all impacted my client’s …

20 Ways to Stop Flushing Profits Down the Toilet!

March 11th, 2021

21:54

20 Ways to Stop Flushing Profits Down the Toilet!

Stop Flushing Your Business Profits Down the Drain!! Let’s take a look at 20 ways that most small businesses are causing their business to lose profits. If you are …

Do You Need to Use Social Media in your Local Business?

March 8th, 2021

6:35

Do You Need to Use Social Media in your Local Business?

If you run a local business in your community, is social media a necessary evil for your business? No. You can build a great business from word of mouth. You do …

Empower Your People Increase Your Profits

March 1st, 2021

8:28

Empower Your People & Increase Your Profits

It is so hard for small business owners to “let go” and trust their people. But you are losing way too much time and profits by babysitting them. If you have hired the …

Learn These Business Numbers First!

February 25th, 2021

5:18

Learn These Business Numbers First

While many business numbers are important, paying attention to these four numbers will make a huge difference in your profitability immediately!

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Help! I'm Losing Business!

February 22nd, 2021

12:57

Help! I’m Losing Business!

Help! I'm Losing Business! - If this sounds familiar, then you will want to take a step back and dive into a few areas of your business to ensure you stop the bleeding and fix the core …

You Must Remember this to Make More Money in Your Small Business

February 18th, 2021

5:49

You Must Remember this to Make More Money in Your Small Business

This one mistake costs small business owners so much profit that could be working …

Why Not Grow Your Business Together?

February 15th, 2021

12:19

Why Not Grow Your Business Together?

Small Businesses Want to Grow, Larger Businesses Want to Grow. Why Not Grow Your Business Together? There is a great opportunity for smaller businesses to partner up with larger …

How to Prepare for a $15 Minimum Wage

February 11th, 2021

12:31

How to Prepare for a $15 Minimum Wage

The $15 minimum wage will be a reality at some point over the few years. It isn’t a matter of if, but rather …

What Profit Stage is Your Business In?

February 8th, 2021

22:54

What Profit Stage is Your Business In?

Previously we have discussed the 6 stages of a small business. But how does Profitability tie into it? Can you be running a $500,000 business yet still be stuck in the struggling …

How Does Your Customer See Your Business?

February 1st, 2021

9:44

How Does Your Customer See Your Business?

When Was the Last Time You Saw Your Business Through Your Customer's Point of View? It is always a great practice to do this several times a year. Let’s take a look at some …

3 Levels of a Business Owner’s Pay

January 25th, 2021

16:43

3 Levels of a Business Owner’s Pay – Know Your Value

Let’s have an honest conversation about what business owners pay themselves. The reality is, there are way too many business owners who haven’t taken money out of …

Have You Looked Yet? | How Did You Finish Financially Last Year in Your Business?

January 21st, 2021

5:51

Have You Looked Yet? | How Did You Finish Financially Last Year in Your Business?

So, How Did You Finish Financially Last Year in Your Business? …

Have You Set Up Your Google Business Page Yet?

January 18th, 2021

10:33

Have You Set Up Your Google Business Page Yet?

When you need to find a business, if you are like most folks, you turn to “Google”.  When someone …

Payroll is Your #1 Controllable Expense

January 14th, 2021

9:06

Payroll is Your #1 Controllable Expense

If you have employees, then Payroll is your #1 controllable expense. Why do you think so many companies …

Transitioning the Point of Contact in a Business

January 11th, 2021

8:49

Transitioning the Point of Contact in a Business

As your business grows, you will begin to transition out of the role of the primary contact for …

Your Employee Wage vs Your Owner's Profits

January 7th, 2021

7:29

You get paid as both an employee in your business as well as a business owner. Too many folks assume all the money they make is as a business owner. …

Real Estate Agents Can Be Money Trees for Your Small Business

January 4th, 2021

16:55

Real Estate Agents are some of the most prolific referral partners out there. They are referring to local businesses daily and you want to be one of …

10 Questions You Should Ask About Your Business

December 28th, 2020

23:24

10 Questions You Should Ask About Your Business

If you are looking to focus your business over the next 12 months, then these 10 questions are great …

Pay Your People What They Are Worth

December 21st, 2020

9:03

Pay Your People What They Are Worth

How to Increase Your Employees Value. If you are capping out the pay of your people you are doing them and yourself a disservice. When people are paid for the value they bring to the …

What is the Best Option to Increase Your Sales? – Run the Numbers

December 17th, 2020

11:24

What is the Best Option to Increase Your Sales? – Run the Numbers

To increase your sales, you can – increase your customer count, increase your customer frequency, or increase your ticket average. How do you know which …

Set Your Sales Goal Around Your Profit Goal

December 14th, 2020

13:31

Set Your Sales Goal Around Your Profit Goal

Have you set a profit goal for your business? Wondering how to figure out the sales you will need to do to hit that profit goal? In today’s podcast episode we will discuss …

The 8 Steps to Earning $100,000 in Profits in Your Small Business

December 6th, 2020

14:01

The 8 Steps to Earning $100,000 in Profits in Your Small Business

Do you have a business that you still aren’t paying yourself? Maybe you have worked your way up to $35,000 or even $50,000. Tired of barely breaking even …

The TRUE Lifetime Value of Your Customer

November 30th, 2020

9:21

Have you ever wondered how some business owners are able to grow their business without ever having to pay a dime in advertising? Well, the secret is in understanding the TRUE Lifetime Value of each and every customer …

Is It Time to Recalibrate Your Small Business?

November 23rd, 2020

16:04

Do you feel like your business has stalled? Maybe lost interest in doing something that you once loved? Busy yet something feels off in the business? Maybe the business isn’t going in the direction you wanted it to go. …

Coronavirus Round 2 - Is Your Business Prepared?

November 19th, 2020

11:18

Coronavirus Round 2 - Is Your Business Prepared?

What Did Your Business Learn from the 1st Round of Coronavirus? This isn’t a political fight, nor …

Are the People You Are Surrounding Yourself With Making You Better or Holding You Back?

November 16th, 2020

13:29

Are the People You Are Surrounding Yourself With Making You Better or Holding You Back? 

You might have heard the saying, “You are the 5 people you …

Do This Before You Do That Huge Bid

November 12th, 2020

13:03

Do This Before You Do That Huge Bid

Did you just get the dream bid you have been working on? Well, before you put pen to paper, there are a few things you will want to do first!

 

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Time to Reset Get Your Business Back to the Basics

November 9th, 2020

15:22

Time to Reset & Get Your Business Back to the Basics

When things get out of control, it is always a good time to take a step back and ensure …

How You Can Use Your Average Ticket to Figure Out the Customers Needed to Hit a Sales Goal

November 5th, 2020

12:28

Have a sales goal and wondering how many customers you need to hit it? Or maybe you plan to gain 50 new customers this month and wondering what you …

Are You Targeting the Right Customers?

November 2nd, 2020

7:11

Stop Chasing New Customers and Start Loving Your Past Customers. Your past customers are already in love with you. You need to focus on getting them to return more often and go out and become your biggest supporters in …

Franchisees - Do Not Get Screwed When the Franchise Does This!

October 29th, 2020

12:45

Don't Sacrifice Profits for Sales! The franchise will always prioritize your sales over your profits. After all, they make money when you sell stuff not when you profit from stuff. You want to make sure you run the …

Are You Creating Raving Fans in Your Small Business?

October 26th, 2020

9:33

Raving Fans can be more powerful than any advertising that you could ever purchase. Raving fans will seek out customers for your business vs waiting …

Do You Know the Cost of that Debt?

October 22nd, 2020

12:44

Do You Know the Cost of that Debt You Are Taking On?

What if I told you that you will need to create $40,000 in NEW Sales in order to pay for that $ …

6 Stages of a Small Business

October 19th, 2020

17:00

The 6 Stages of a Small Business

Ever wonder what stage your business is in? Everyone starts at the Launching stage and everyone ends at the Ending Stage. It is the 4 stages in between that can determine the success of …

Breakdown the Big Sales Goal You Have for Created

October 15th, 2020

12:33

Breakdown the Big Sales Goal You Have for Created

Have you created a big, crazy sales goal for the coming year? Worried about how on earth you will hit that sales goal? The key is to break it down into small manageable …

Business Doesn't Fall in Your Lap!

October 12th, 2020

11:02

Business Doesn't Just Fall into Your Lap!!

Landscapers, cleaners, Realtors, etc are a dime a dozen but why are so few of them as successful as they …

Lessons from the EMyth Revisited by Michael Gerber

October 8th, 2020

23:15

Over the past few weeks, we have been taken a deep dive into the lessons in the EMyth Revisited. Today I will highlight those lessons so we can wrap …

Know Your Customers Better Than They Know Themselves

October 5th, 2020

15:28

Know Your Customers Better Than They Know Themselves

Do you think you know what your customer thinks or wants? You need to understand their internal wishes. They have automatic biases and they crave the information to …

It's All About the Systems in your Business

October 1st, 2020

17:19

It's All About the Systems in your Business

The more your business is on autopilot, the more profits you will put to your bottom line! Whether you are a single owner or have employees, the more guesswork and variation …

Why on Earth Did You Start the Business?

September 28th, 2020

15:40

Why on Earth Did You Start the Business?

When you started your business you probably had a why? But did you really flesh it out? Sure, you wanted to be your own boss, but did you really take the time to figure out what …

It’s Never Too Early to Start Planning for the New Year

September 24th, 2020

17:16

It’s Never Too Early to Start Planning for the New Year

As we begin to wrap up one year and head into another (or even somewhere in between) it is never too early to start planning out what you need to hit the ground …

Don't Let Your Competition Get in Your Head!

September 21st, 2020

13:48

Don't Let Your Competition Get in Your Head!

When you let your competition get in your head, it costs your profits and sales! You start to worry too much about what they are doing and not enough about what you are …

What Exactly Does Working ON Your Business Mean? | Part of the eMyth Revisited Series

September 17th, 2020

27:52

What Exactly Does Working "ON" Your Business Mean?

By now you have heard the saying – Work “ON” Your Business Not Just “IN” Your Business. But what exactly does working “on” the business even mean? In today’s visit to …

What Your Business Could Learn From McDonalds | Part of the eMyth Revisited Series

September 14th, 2020

19:07

What Your Business Could Learn from McDonald's

McDonald’s is more than just hamburgers and fries. It is a business of systems and processes that …

Where on Earth Are You Taking Your Business? | Part of the EMyth Revisited Series

September 10th, 2020

18:00

Where on Earth Are You Taking Your Business?

Are you repeating the same day over and over in your business? Where on earth are you trying to take your business? Do you have a vision? A plan? What are you building? A …

Why is Your Business Acting Like a Child? | Part of the EMyth Revisited Series

September 7th, 2020

23:04

Why is Your Business Acting Like a Child?

Each business goes through stages as it grows. The problem is, some businesses are still acting like a child years later. Why is that? In the EMyth Revisited, Michael Gerber …

Why You Aren't Making the Money You Should in Your Business | Part of the EMyth Revisited Series

September 3rd, 2020

23:48

Why You Aren't Making the Money You Should in Your Business

You are busting your butt, working long days, and hustling like crazy. It seems like you …

Becoming a Better Business Owner | Part of the EMyth Revisited Series

August 31st, 2020

23:20

Becoming a Better Business Owner

When you started your business, you were probably an excellent "doer"/"technician" of what it is that you do. Over time, you realized that your actual business owner skills needed some …

Are You Paying Customers to Use Your Business?

August 27th, 2020

15:49

Are You Paying Customers to Use Your Business?

Is it ok to do free consultations or free estimates? Well, that depends. There becomes a tipping …

Stop Chasing Customers You Have No Business Chasing

August 24th, 2020

15:18

Stop Chasing Customers You Have No Business Chasing

Are you spending time, energy, resources, and money chasing customers that you shouldn’t? Do you …

Why You Should Graph Out Your Business Sales

August 20th, 2020

15:17

Why You Should Graph Out Your Business Sales

One of the most powerful tools you have as a business owner is history. Knowing what happened in the …

Stop Being a Broke Business Owner

August 17th, 2020

16:40

Stop Being a Broke Business Owner!

Why do so many small business owners have no money after working a long ass week full of business? Why does the …

MINDSET: What is Going On Between Your Ears?

August 13th, 2020

16:15

MINDSET: What is Going on Between Your Ears?

Are you experiencing some roadblocks in growing your business? Maybe you are stuck on a problem you are facing? Maybe you have topped off on sales or profits? Maybe you just …

The Time Management Fallacy

August 10th, 2020

20:00

The Time Management Fallacy

One of the biggest fallacies we tell ourselves is that there is only one solution to managing our time. The reality is …

Sales Needed to Hit Your Personal Income Goal

August 6th, 2020

18:31

Sales Needed to Hit Your Personal Income Goal

Knowing how to read your profit and loss income statement will allow you to quickly figure out how much you need to do in sales to hit your profit goal so you hit your …

Are You Stuck in the Rat Race

August 3rd, 2020

21:12

Are You Stuck in the Rat Race?

Is every day a repeat of the day prior? Has the joy of running your own business taken its toll and now you are …

Would You Like Fries with That?

July 30th, 2020

18:19

Would You Like Fries with That?

The most powerful tool you have to increase your sales and profits is to find the right items to “add on” to your …

What Podcast Should Sm Biz Owners Listen To?

July 27th, 2020

13:10

What Podcast Should Small Business Owners Listen To

People wonder what types of podcasts I recommend folks listen to. Should they be all about …

Why You Want to Break Down Your Sales COGS

July 23rd, 2020

15:09

The Power of Breaking Down P and L Income Statement

Time to talk about your profit and loss income statement! Today we discuss a little tweak you can make to your income and COGS that can lead to more profits and sales.

Why You Need to Flex How You Deal with People

July 20th, 2020

16:28

Why You Need to Flex How You Deal with People

You deal with people all day long – customers, vendors, & employees. Sometimes you are bound not to connect, or you run into issues due to different communication …

Focus on This Monthly to Make More Money in Your Business

July 16th, 2020

17:40

Focus on This Monthly to Make More Money in Your Business

Want to increase your monthly profits? What if there was one little habit you could do …

You Need an Elevator Pitch for Your Business

July 13th, 2020

7:16

You Need an Elevator Pitch for Your Business

Do you know how to communicate what your business does in 60 seconds or less? Would someone want to …

How Your Inventory Might Be Costing You Sales Profits!

July 9th, 2020

23:04

How Your Inventory Might Be Costing You Profits!

Did you know your inventory might be costing your profits in your business? Having too little can stifle sales and having too much can tie up profits. Learning how to …

How Can I Be so Broke When I'm So Busy?

July 6th, 2020

27:39

How Can I Be so Broke When I'm So Busy?

Is Your Business Exploding in Sales Yet Profits Seem Low for How Busy You Are? Are you working 60, 70, 80 hours a week and still broke? Finding out that you have tons of sales …

What Would You Do with a $1,000 in Your Business?

July 2nd, 2020

11:59

What Would You Do with a $1,000 in Your Business?

If someone walked up to you and gave you a $1,000 but it had to be used in your business, what …

Why You Need to Always Study Your Competition

June 29th, 2020

19:03

Why You Need to Always Study Your Competition

What Can You Learn from Even the Bad Competitors? I want you to check your ego at the door and start diving into what your competition is doing well. Start looking for …

What Does a Kid’s Book Your PL Have in Common?

June 25th, 2020

12:50

What Does a Kid’s Book & Your P&L Have in Common?

Ever look at a Profit & Loss Statement and just see a bunch of numbers and gobbledygook? Isn’t that similar to what a kid sees the first time they look at a …

Do What Is Right by Your Community

June 22nd, 2020

20:14

Do What Is Right by Your Community

I always tell folks to keep your politics out of your business. But in this day and age that simply isn’t enough. …

How Much Money Do You Want to Make in Your Business?

June 18th, 2020

21:19

How Much Money Do You Want to Make in Your Business?

How Much Money Do You Want to Make in Your Business? When you read the title you probably thought sales first not profits. You want to think about profits then …

Why You Need FAQs on Your Website Google Page

June 15th, 2020

12:00

Why You Need FAQs on Your Website & Google Page

What if you could have back “time”? Our most precious commodity. Time = Money! Not only do FAQs …

Stop Throwing Money Away - The Sunk Cost Fallacy

June 11th, 2020

21:05

Stop Throwing Money Away - The Sunk Cost Fallacy

Are You Throwing Good Money After Bad Money? I know I sure have in the past. I’ll share a few examples from my past and how you might be caught up in the sunk cost …

This Doesn't Make You a Bad Business Owner

June 8th, 2020

19:59

This Doesn’t Make You a Bad Business Owner

When you are crazy busy you just don’t have the time to work “on” the business like you know you should. …

Stop Making Excuses for Not Knowing This!

June 4th, 2020

14:59

Stop Making Excuses for Not Knowing This!

Why are you making excuses for not knowing what your sales are? How do you not know what you did last week? Last month? Even what you will do the month you are in? There is no …

What Are You Waiting For?

June 1st, 2020

12:25

What Are You Waiting For?

If you are one of those business owners sitting around waiting for customers and clients to come to you, well you need to …

Are You Setting Aside Taxes for the Business?

May 28th, 2020

20:02

Are You Setting Aside Taxes for the Business?

One of the top reasons small businesses close is they fail to pay their taxes and fall into a vicious cycle they can never get out of. Let’s discuss why this important and …

Which Customer Are You Aiming for in Your Small Business?

May 25th, 2020

23:30

Which Customer Are You Aiming for in Your Small Business?

Marie Forleo has a saying: When You Speak to Everyone, You Speak to No One. This is so true in all types of businesses, including our local small businesses. …

Help! My Profit Margin % Dropped After Hiring Employees!

May 21st, 2020

18:58

Help! My Profit Margin % Dropped After Hiring Employees!

Have you noticed your profit margin percent dropped after you brought on employees? Well, …

Stop Throwing Those Marketing Dollars Away!

May 18th, 2020

15:02

Stop Throwing Those Marketing Dollars Away!

Focusing Your Marketing Efforts on What Will Make a Difference. Why are you throwing money out the …

How Much Does that Employee Cost?

May 14th, 2020

9:22

How Much Does that Employee Cost?

Let’s say you pay an employee $10 an hour. Is that how much the employee costs? NO! There are other costs you need to include to get a true per hour costs for the employee

 

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The Toughest Conversation You Will Ever Have

May 11th, 2020

24:17

The Toughest Conversation You Will Ever Have

Do you have an employee who has helped you build your business? Now you realize that they aren’t in the right position to take your business into the future. It is time for …

Why Things Change

May 7th, 2020

17:47

Why Things Change

Things change as our businesses grow and develop. Heck, I’m making some now. Our businesses evolve and at some point, we must …

Why Your Words Matter in Your Business

May 4th, 2020

15:15

Why Your Words Matter in Your Business

Through the years I’ve made the mistake of assuming words didn’t matter and assumed some conversations …

Do the Local Math

April 30th, 2020

12:57

Do the Local Math

I’m always pushing to set your trade area to the 5-mile radius rule. I love it when folks tell me they need to look further for …

Simplifying Your Business

April 27th, 2020

13:55

Simplifying Your Business

Have you complicated your business? Are your customers confused and frustrated? How about your employees? How much time and money are you leaving on the table due to confusing and complicated …

Do You Know Your Burn Rate?

April 23rd, 2020

14:23

Do You Know Your Burn Rate?

Are you aware of what your burn rate in your small business is? Do you know what it even is? What if I told you, you use …

How Do You Know?

April 16th, 2020

17:29

How Do You Know?

This is one of the most important questions you can ask yourself in your business. Too often we react based on our gut or what we think vs the facts and numbers that prove what we think. How do I get …

Even the Lone Ranger had Tonto

April 13th, 2020

13:09

Even the Lone Ranger Had Tonto

The Lone Ranger had Tonto and Han Solo Had Chewbacca. Even the most independent folks have had someone to bounce …

Is Your Business Financially Ready for a Shutdown?

April 9th, 2020

14:48

Is Your Business Financially Ready for a Shutdown?

In the middle of the Coronavirus shutdown, many business owners learned quickly if their business was financially ready for a shutdown. While this pandemic might be a …

Are You Running Today’s Business or Tomorrows?

April 6th, 2020

13:55

Are You Running Today’s Business or Tomorrows?

If you are like many of today’s business owners, you are running your business day to day or at most …

Are You Wasting Money Driving in Your Business?

April 2nd, 2020

13:35

Are You Wasting Money Driving in Your Business?

Have you sat down and figured out how much money you are wasting with each job you take outside of your normal 5-mile radius of service? You might be shocked by how much …

Stop Doing this Silly Practice in Your Business

March 30th, 2020

10:14

Stop Doing this Silly Practice in Your Business - Marketing without a Purpose

Do you leave business cards around town or at homes? This may not be a bad thing as long as you are doing it right. It is silly to do it …

The Basics of Your Profit Loss Statement Report

March 26th, 2020

12:46

The Basics of Your Profit & Loss Statement Report

Knowing your business numbers all start with you having a basic understanding of how to read your profit and loss income statement. To help you out, I’ve created …

Brick amp; Mortar Businesses Are on My Heart Today

March 23rd, 2020

21:42

Brick & Mortar Businesses Are on My Heart Today

The other day I saw a brick and mortar business owner out on the curb trying to pull in …

Don’t Hire Until Your Run the Numbers!

March 19th, 2020

13:35

Don’t Hire Until Your Run the Numbers!

Please avoid the advice to just hire and the sales will come. It is false. You need to have a plan to grow your sales via hiring people. There is a difference. Each new addition …

What to Do While Quarantined to Help Your Business Survive and Come out Strong!

March 16th, 2020

19:20

What to Do While Quarantined to Help Your Business Survive and Come out Strong!

If the CoronaVirus has you and your business on the sidelines, you need a business goal. While I can't stop you from panicking about how …

What to Do in Your Business When the World is Crazy

March 12th, 2020

17:20

What to Do in Your Business When the World is Crazy

Every year it seems that something crazy is going on in the world that impacts our business. Today we have a crashing stock market and the CoronaVirus, tomorrow who …

Beware of Business Advice You Get from Everyone

March 9th, 2020

15:43

Beware of Business Advice You Get from Everyone

Let’s face it, everyone is full of advice. Some we seek out and some is unsolicited. So, what should …

Tell Me Your Favorite Product or Service in Your Business

March 5th, 2020

13:44

Tell Me Your Favorite Product or Service in Your Business

We all have a favorite product or service in our business. Tell me more about yours? In today’s episode, I’ll ask you a series of questions to see just how much …

Stop Using Pay Spray Marketing in Your Business!

March 2nd, 2020

16:41

Stop Using Pay & Spray Marketing In Your Small Business!

Are you using your marketing dollars and ideas wisely? Or are you just shooting at …

Looking for Sales Opportunities Everywhere You Go

February 27th, 2020

14:52

Looking for Sales Opportunities Everywhere You Go

The other day I drove right past an awesome sales opportunity for a local landscaper. I couldn’t …

Hiring for Your “Why” and Not Just the Job

February 24th, 2020

13:28

Hiring for Your “Why” and Not Just the Job

When you hire for your “why” you end up getting an employee who is fired up to help you with your mission. When you hire for the job you get someone who is there for a …

Gross Profit vs Net Profit

February 20th, 2020

11:16

Gross Profit vs Net Profit

Do you know the difference between your gross profit and your net profit? Keep in mind, Sales – COGs – Expenses = Net Profit. Your Gross Profit is before your expenses. Make sure you keep …

If You Confuse You Lose

February 17th, 2020

20:34

If You Confuse You Lose

Are You Confusing Your Customers or Clients? If you are giving them way too many options, then you are! Don’t believe me? Think about what happens when someone asks you where you want to go to …

Your Accountant is Your Business Partner - Start Using Them!

February 13th, 2020

13:10

Your Accountant is Your Business Partner - Start Using Them!

If you have or use an accountant or bookkeeper then you want to make sure you are using them to your advantage. Don’t just take what they give you and toss …

Why Every Local Small Business Owner Should Read the eMyth Revisited

February 10th, 2020

24:29

Why Every Local Small Business Owner Should Read the eMyth Revisited

Why is the eMyth Revisited the #1 book recommended for small business owners?  …

Understanding the Business Owner Experience in Your Small Business

February 6th, 2020

24:29

Understanding the Business Owner Experience in Your Small Business

When I speak to business owners I have them walk me through their business through their eyes. Here is where I get to see what they see from people, to …

Understanding the Customer Experience in Your Small Business

February 3rd, 2020

26:58

Understanding the Customer Experience in Your Small Business

One of the most important things you can do in your business is to view it through the eyes of your customer or client. Let’s face it, we are way to close …

KYBN: Understanding Your Profit Loss Detail

January 30th, 2020

12:42

KYBN: Understanding Your Profit & Loss Detail

Now that you are starting to understand your Profit & Loss Income Statements, it is time to start learning more about your P&L detail pages. These pages can be …

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

January 27th, 2020

12:55

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

You are creating a business of value. You want to stand out over the competition. You want to justify your …

KYBN: Getting Out of Personal Business Debt

January 23rd, 2020

21:24

Getting Out of Personal & Business Debt

Stop Taking Jobs Just to Pay Your Bills!  Having been in debt over 2 million dollars, I understand that …

Stop Thinking Like a Victim in Your Business

January 20th, 2020

22:00

Stop Thinking Like a Victim in Your Business

Time for our bi-annual attitude check. Your success in your business has a trajectory that is tied to your attitude and how you show up each day. Having a victim mentality …

Where Are Your Sales Coming From

January 16th, 2020

21:38

KYBN: Where Are Your Sales Coming From?

Let’s take a look at your income sources and why it is important for you to break them out on your profit and loss statement. There is hidden information to help you grow not …

How to Turn Around the Family Business

January 13th, 2020

33:58

Turning Around the Family Business

Today we tackle a question on turning around the family business when the founder happens to be your dad and doesn’t think anything needs to change. How do you go about making the …

KYBN: Diving into Last Years Numbers

January 9th, 2020

9:39

KYBN: Diving into Your Numbers Last Year

As we close out the books on last year, it is time to grab those P&Ls and start diving in to look for the wins and losses for the year. Not just year totals, but also month …

FAN FAVORITE: 17 Ways to Increase Profits

January 6th, 2020

37:55

FAN FAVORITE:  17 Ways to Increase Your Profits

Something came up that prevented me from recording a new episode, but here is a fan favorite from last year that is bound to give you some good ideas on increasing your …

Do This to Help Make Your Business Numbers Make Sense

January 2nd, 2020

16:02

Do This to Help Make Your Business Numbers Make Sense

As you start to improve your knowledge of your business knowledge, you will want to make sure your Profit & Loss Statement is set up the correct way. You will …

What Stood Out This Year Doing the Podcast Coaching Sessions with Local Business Owners

December 30th, 2019

23:37

What Stood Out This Year

What Stood Out This Year Doing the Podcast & Coaching Sessions with Local Business Owners | As we close out another year, I thought I’d share a few of the things that stood out to me and …

You Have the Ability to Understand Your Business Numbers!

December 26th, 2019

16:41

You Have the Ability to Understand Your Business Numbers!

Stop telling yourself that you just don’t understand numbers or math! You have the ability to learn. You just have had the wrong teachers/mentors in your life! …

5 Things to Work on When Business is Slower

December 23rd, 2019

20:28

5 Things to Work on When Business is Slower

When you bust your butt all year, your brain automatically wants to rest when business slows down. The problem is, this is a great time to knock out all those things that you …

Do You Have Money Laying Around in Your Business?

December 19th, 2019

19:10

KYBN: Do You Have Money Laying Around in Your Business?

Do you know how much money you have tied up in your inventory? It might be more than you …

Does Your Business Grab Their Eyeballs?

December 16th, 2019

16:22

Does Your Business Grab Their Eyeballs?

How Can You Grab Your Potential Customer's Attention? Whether it is your website or a wrap on your vehicle, you want to make sure that your business is the first one to come to …

KYBN - More Sales Doesn’t Necessarily Mean More Profits

December 12th, 2019

18:13

KYBN - More Sales Doesn’t Necessarily Mean More Profits

I have a client that has already surpassed their entire sales from the year prior after just 10 months, the problem is, their profits are way off from the year …

The One Weekly Appointment You Can't Miss in Your Small Business

December 9th, 2019

9:44

The One Weekly Appointment You Can't Miss in Your Small Business

Let’s face it, you are crazy busy in your business. You are running and gunning from early AM till late PM. You always promise you will work ON your …

KYBN - Using Your Numbers to Hit Sales Goal in Your Small Business

December 5th, 2019

17:14

Using the 3 Buckets of Sales to Hit Your Sales Goal

When you set a sales goal, you will want to run this goal through the 3 buckets of sales to identify what you need to do in each bucket to hit this goal. We have 3 …

Do You Have a Business, Job or Hobby?

December 2nd, 2019

18:49

Do You Have a Business, Job or Hobby?

Are You a Wanna Be Business Owner? Just because you have a business, it doesn’t mean you built and are building a business. Some of you have a business but you have just created a …

Time for a Business Health Check!

November 28th, 2019

24:45

Time for a Business Health Check!

Every Quarter You Should Do a Quick Business Health Check.  At a minimum, every 6 months. A Business Health Check …

How to Motivate an Older, Mature Workforce?

November 25th, 2019

22:17

How to Motivate an Older, Mature Workforce?

How to Tap into the Experience of Long Term Employees | One of the amazing thing about having an older …

KYBN - How Much Money is that Referral Worth?

November 21st, 2019

22:46

KYBN - How Much Money is that Referral Worth?

In today’s episode of knowing your business numbers, we will take a closer look at the impact of having 10 really good referral makers in our circle. Have you ever put pen …

Help Your Customers Get to Know You

November 18th, 2019

20:58

Help Your Customers Get to Know You

If people use the services and products of those they know, like and trust, then the question becomes, what can you do to help your customers/clients get to know you a little better.

KYBN - The Power of Stacking

November 14th, 2019

16:20

KYBN - The Power of Stacking Your Business Numbers

History and trends teach us so much. Our business is no different. By taking your sales trends or trends with expenses, you can see opportunities not only across the …

Create Instant Sales | Contact Your Past Customers / Clients

November 11th, 2019

16:33

Create Instant Sales |  Contact Your Past Customers / Clients

Why Are You Not Grabbing This Low Hanging Fruit of Sales?  Today we will discuss why …

KYBN - How to Pay Yourself in Your Small Business

November 7th, 2019

17:57

How to Pay Yourself in Your Small Business

Most small business owners just pay themselves out of the money that is leftover through the month or …

Knowing vs Understanding

November 4th, 2019

11:54

Knowing vs Understanding

My favorite quote is: “Just because you know something, it doesn’t mean you understand it”.  This sums up what I see all the time when trying to coach or train someone. We get hung up on what …

KYBN - Use Your Business Numbers to set Your Business Goals

October 31st, 2019

22:27

Use Your Business Numbers to set Your Business Goals

Whenever you are setting business goals, it is critical that you are using your past history to set realistic yet aggressive goals going forward. By using your …

5 Lessons Big Box Retailing Taught Me About Running a Small Business

October 28th, 2019

28:16

5 Lessons Big Box Retailing Taught Me About Running a Small Business

Having spent over 25 years in big-box retailing, I was surprised how much our big businesses and our small business have in common. In this episode, …

KYBN - What is Your Balance Sheet | For Local Small Business Owners

October 24th, 2019

16:18

What is Your Balance Sheet | For Local Small Business Owners

As a small business owner, you might have heard about a balance sheet and how it is important to your business. Yet you have no clue what it even is. Maybe …

Are Your Best People Really Your Best People?

October 21st, 2019

17:09

Are Your Best People Really Your Best People?

What does a “best” employee look like? Is it the fastest person? The person who you don’t have to babysit? Someone great with customer service? What do you do if your “best” …

KYBN - Retained Earnings in Your Small Business

October 17th, 2019

15:14

Retained Earnings in Your Small Business

What are Retained Earnings and Why are they so critical in your small business? They are the key to growing your business without debt, critical for your business to get through …

Setting Up Your Local Small Business for Success in the New Year

October 14th, 2019

20:35

Setting Up Your Local Small Business for Success in the New Year

As we wind up the current year, it is time to not only finish up strong but look back at the #1 thing that prevented you from taking your business to the …

KYBN - The #1 Calculation all Local Small Business Owners Need to Know

October 10th, 2019

24:40

The #1 Calculation all Local Small Business Owners Need to Know

If I could drill into every local small business owner's head one simple …

Thoughts After 300 Episodes of the Local Small Business Coach Podcast

October 7th, 2019

29:40

Thoughts After 300 Episodes of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Wow! 300 Episodes of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast in the books! I'll share the journey and some of the key things I've learned about my …

KYBN - How to Set Up a Good, Better Best Offering and Make Money!

October 3rd, 2019

22:15

How to Set Up a Good, Better Best Offering and Make Money!

Using Your Business Numbers to Create Profitable Offerings in Your Small Business.  By Running the Numbers, You Will Ensure that You Set Yourself Up to Hit …

What is Possible in Your Local Small Business? 

September 30th, 2019

17:08

What is Possible in Your Local Small Business? 

What is Your 5 Year Vision and What Would it Take to Make it Happen in Just 3 Years? What Has to be …

KYBN - Get Those Marketing Dollars Working for You

September 26th, 2019

24:19

Get Those Marketing Dollars Working for You!

Do you know what your return is on your marketing/advertising dollars is? Do you know what your …

Should You Try a Temp Agency in Your Small Local Business?

September 23rd, 2019

12:30

 

Should You Try a Temp Agency in Your Small Local Business? 

Many local businesses haven't looked into the possibility of using a temp agency. In …

KYBN - Pay Attention to Your Reoccurring Revenue

September 19th, 2019

19:21

Pay Attention to Your Reoccurring Business

What if You Could Have a Set Amount of Income Each Month? This is exactly what reoccurring revenue can …

Don't Forget Who Brought You to the Party!

September 16th, 2019

20:53

Don't Forget Who Brought You to the Party!

Each of us has a person or multiple folks that have helped us get our business off the ground. We owe …

KYBN - How to Set a Sales Goal from Your Profit Goal

September 12th, 2019

20:12

Use Your P&L Statement to Hit Your Profit Goal

Have a Profit Goal? Figure Out Your Sales Goal to Hit It! Your Profit & Loss Income Statement has some great stuff to help you hit the profit goals of your …

Stop Blaming Your Competition!

September 9th, 2019

26:48

Stop Blaming Your Competition! 

It's Not Your Competitions Fault You Lack Business. There is plenty of pie to go around. The slices are so thin, yet …

KYBN - Profits First and Why in Your Local Small Business

September 5th, 2019

29:48

Profits First and Why

Why settle for what is left at the end of the month?  You are doing it all backward. What if you could pay yourself first and …

Stop Being a Victim of Your Success

September 2nd, 2019

27:18

Stop Being a Victim of Your Success

Have you grown your business to a point where you feel like you are failing? That no matter how much you do in …

KYBN - Credit or Cash for that Purchase?

August 29th, 2019

20:11

Credit or Cash for that Purchase?

Before you go purchasing that new equipment or investing in that new advertising, and going into debt, you need to figure out how long till the debt is repaid? By using your business …

Your Strengths vs Weaknesses in Business

August 26th, 2019

20:06

Your Strengths vs Weaknesses in Business

We all have things we are really good at and some things in our business that we aren't so great at. Some will tell you to work on your weakness and make them a strength. But …

KYBN - Income (P/L) Statement Coaching Lessons

August 22nd, 2019

21:07

Income (P/L) Statement Coaching Lessons

This past week I have had multiple coaching sessions with small business owners on their Income (P&L) …

Are Leads from Thumbtack, Home Advisor, Angie’s List Worth It?

August 19th, 2019

16:44

Are Leads from Thumbtack, Home Advisor, & Angie’s List Worth It?

 

Have you thought about using a paid lead service like Thumbtack, Home Advisor or Angie’s List? You aren’t alone.

Recently I had a request for my …

KYBN - Bookkeeping is the Past But Key to the Future

August 15th, 2019

19:23

Bookkeeping is the Past but Key to the Future

When you look at your bookkeeping numbers, you are looking at the past. Past sales, past receipts, etc. While they are the past, they are key to discovering changes you can …

7 Ways to Scale Your Business

August 12th, 2019

29:33

7 Ways to Scale Your Business

Looking to scale your business? Then here are 7 ways in which you can do it. While they aren’t the only ways, they are great buckets to start with.

In addition to discussing ways you can …

Time to Refresh Your Batteries

August 5th, 2019

11:06

Time to Refresh Your Batteries

Are you a workaholic like I am? Rarely taking time off to just recharge your batteries?

Do you feel like you just …

KYBN - Where to Franchise Fees Go on the Income Statement?

August 1st, 2019

6:20

Where to Franchise Fees Go on the Income Statement?

 

One question I get is where do you put the franchise fees on your income statement – expenses …

Whats In a Name?

July 29th, 2019

10:05

What’s In a Name?

The other day I saw a van driving down the road with signage on it. However, no one would know what they do or who they help.

KYBN - Why You Should Include Labor Hours in Your Cost of Goods Sold

July 25th, 2019

10:23

Should You Include Labor Hours in Cost of Goods Sold (COGS)?

Service-Based Business Owners Must Include Labor Hours in their Cost of Goods Sold in …

What is Your USP | Your Unique Selling Proposition

July 22nd, 2019

7:08

What is Your USP | Your Unique Selling Proposition

 

What makes your business stand out over the competition? What is the unique selling proposition that you bring to the table?

 

Each business has something about it …

KYBN - Gross Margin Dollars vs Gross Margin Percent

July 18th, 2019

23:35

Gross Margin Dollars vs Gross Margin Percent

 

A question I get asked is, “Is it better to push for gross dollars or gross margin?”

 

In typical …

Just Do It!

July 15th, 2019

17:36

 

 

Just Do It! | What is Keeping You from Making it Happen?

 

When I sit down with a business owner to discuss their business, they often seek ways to grow their sales and profits. We come up with some great ideas and …

KYBN - Do Your Numbers Support Expanding Your Service Area

July 11th, 2019

20:45

 

 

Do the Numbers Support Expanding Your Service Area?

Are you thinking about expanding your business into another area? What if you had a huge opportunity in your own area? This week I spoke to a business owner who …

Are Your Customers Cheap

July 8th, 2019

21:58

Are Your Customers Cheap?

Why are customers so cheap? Maybe You Have a Perceived Value Problem!  Maybe You Are Missing the Pain Points You Solve?  …

KYBN - The Cost of Keeping Poor Performing Employees

July 4th, 2019

17:43

The Cost of Keeping Poor Performing Employees

What if you could figure out the amount of profit you are losing due to having poor performing …

Do You Have More Business Than You Can Handle?

July 1st, 2019

20:21

Do You Have More Business Than You Can Handle?

We all hit a wall in our business where the business grows so much, that we just run out of time. Jobs start to push back 2-3 weeks, we end up working 7 days a week and …

KYBN - Can You Afford that New Employee

June 27th, 2019

17:54

Can You Afford to Hire an Employee?

The comes a tipping point for each business owner when they need to bring aboard some help. Maybe that new employee is so you can expand your business or maybe even take stuff off …

Are You Being a Boss or a Coach?

June 24th, 2019

16:11

Are You Being a Coach or a Boss?

Are You Being a Coach or a Boss?  A Leader or a Manager?  Let’s face it, we all want to have productive, employees that do their best. Do these people need a great boss or a great …

KYBN - How Much are Your Broken Processes Costing You?

June 20th, 2019

21:35

How Much are Your Broken Processes Costing You?

 

Time to Figure Out How Much Money You Are Leaving on the Table!

Have you ever stopped and put the numbers together to see how much in potential sales/profits you are …

Why You Need a Simple Employee Checklist

June 17th, 2019

21:01

Why You Need a Simple Employee Checklist

Every small business owner dreams of building their business. Creating more sales and more profits. I often hear how they feel frustrated by their employees. Either the employee …

KYBN - RANT - Why You Need to Know Your Dang Numbers

June 13th, 2019

21:58

RANT - Why You Need to Know Your Dang Numbers

I have had several coaching calls and one on ones the past few weeks and I’ve been coming across folks …

The 5 Mile Radius Rule for Your Local Business

June 10th, 2019

20:09

The 5 Mile Radius Rule

So how far do you search for business?  Do you travel 5 miles? 10 miles? Up to 50 miles? What if I told you that the vast …

KYBN - Using Your Profit Loss to Determine Your Hourly Wage

June 6th, 2019

22:37

 

Using Your Profit & Loss to Determine Your Hourly Wage

As a small business owner, your goal is to create a better a better life & income for yourself. But have you ever stopped and figured out what exactly …

How a Mindmap Can Help You in Your Business

June 3rd, 2019

13:55

 

How a Mindmap Can Help You in Your Business

A mindmap is a great way for you to breakdown a process in your business that you want to streamline and improve. Having processes in place, add to your bottom line profits …

KYBN - Diving Into Your Profit Loss Expenses

May 30th, 2019

25:15

Diving Into Your Profit & Loss Expenses

In the next part of our Know Your Business Numbers Series, we will take a look at the next part of the profit and loss statement, your expenses. Your expenses are all the …

An Expensive Lesson to Learn - The $10,000 Business Mistake

May 27th, 2019

28:58

 

 

 

An Expensive Lesson to Learn

A Small Business Owner Learned a $10,000 Lesson and wanted me to share what happened in order to help others learn from her and her husband’s mistake. Well, technically, they didn’t …

KYBN - What Goes Into Your COGS

May 23rd, 2019

18:49

 

 

What Goes Into Your COGS

In this week’s know your business numbers series, we will discuss the next part of your P & L Report - Your COGS.  …

Fine Tune Your Elevator Speech

May 20th, 2019

13:12

Fine Tune Your Elevator Speech

Leave Them Knowing the Pain Points You Solve | Whether you are at a networking event or being asked what you do for a …

Breaking Down Revenue on Your Profit Loss Statement

May 16th, 2019

16:00

 

Breaking Down Revenue on Your Profit & Loss Statement

In today’s episode:  In this week's episode of the Know Your Business Numbers Series, I want to share why I think you need to break down your sales/revenue …

Too Busy to Work ON the Business vs Just IN the Business

May 13th, 2019

22:52

Too Busy to Work "ON" the Business vs Just "IN" the Business

In today’s episode:  What if You Are Just Too Busy to Do Anything Else When Your Hair is On Fire and Business Is Going Crazy? When all the time you have is …

KYBN - Are You Leveraging Your ROI?

May 9th, 2019

18:12

Are You Leveraging Your ROI?

In today’s episode:  Why Do You Need to Know Your Return on Your Investment? Everything you do is tied to ROI. When you invest your time & money into your systems, people, programs, …

What You Could Learn from Jack Welch on Leading Your Team

May 6th, 2019

17:55

 

What You Could Learn from Jack Welch on Leading Your Team

In today’s episode:  Jack Welch was one of the greatest CEOs who believed strongly in …

KYBN - Calculating Out Gross Margin

May 2nd, 2019

14:31

Calculating Out Gross Margin

In today’s episode:  Figuring Out Your Gross Margin Percentage is a Simple Calculation You Should Be Doing on Each of …

Stop Shooting Yourself in the Foot!

April 29th, 2019

23:13

Stop Shooting Yourself in the Foot!

In today’s episode:  Stop Shooting Yourself in the Foot!! | You Are Your Own Worst Enemy & You Are Costing Yourself Sales, Profits and Customers! I'll share the story of 3 …

KYBN - Understanding Your Profit and Loss Statement

April 25th, 2019

23:23

 

Understanding Your Profit and Loss Statement

In today’s episode:  The cornerstone of knowing your business numbers begins with your business report card – Your Profit & Loss Statement.  It is important that you …

4 Fears Holding You Back

April 22nd, 2019

22:52

4 Fears Holding You Back | Fear of Failure | Fear of Success | Fear of Finding Out | Fear of Looking Stupid

In today’s episode:  We take a look at 4 …

KYBN - What is Your Business Break Even Point?

April 18th, 2019

24:25

What is Your Business's Breakeven Point?

EPISODE 251 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

In today’s episode:  Do you know what your sales need to be to Breakeven? If you are like most business owners, you …

9 Lessons I Learned from My Ice Cream Shop

April 15th, 2019

30:55

 

9 Lessons I Learned from My Ice Cream Shop

EPISODE 250 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

In today’s episode:  Lessons to Share from My Business to Yours | Going from Corporate American to Local Business …

How to Find Money Laying Around

April 11th, 2019

24:35

How to Find Money Laying Around

EPISODE 249 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

In today’s episode:  How to Find Money Laying Around | Time for You to Address the Inventory You Are Sitting On – One area that many …

Having Boundaries for Family Owned Businesses

April 8th, 2019

30:42

Having Boundaries for Family Owned Businesses

EPISODE 248 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

In today’s episode:  Having Boundaries for Family Owned Businesses | Why Most Family Businesses Struggle & Fail – …

Find a Need and Fill It

April 4th, 2019

16:25

 

Find a Need and Fill It!

EPISODE 247 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

In today’s episode:  What Local Small Business Does Your Community Need? Our communities have needs all the time. Maybe yours is like …

KYBN - Markup vs Margin - Why Your Local Small Business Might Be Missing Your Margin Goal

April 1st, 2019

19:38

Markup vs Margin - Why Your Local Small Business Might Be Missing Your Margin Goal

EPISODE 246 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

In today’s episode:  Markup vs Margin - Why Your Local Small Business Might Be …

BONUS: You Don't Have to Be Alone!

March 28th, 2019

6:58

BONUS EPISODE: You Don't Have to Be Alone!

Even Badass Business Owners have times in their business where they feel they have no one to turn to, no one that will understand. That isn't true. There are others going …

Are You a Badass Business Owner?

March 25th, 2019

21:22

EPISODE 245 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO?

In today’s episode:  Are You a Badass Business Owner? Of Course You Are! Badass Business Owners Do What it Takes to Build Their Dream. …

Why Do You Do What You Do

March 18th, 2019

16:00

EPISODE 244 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO?

 

In today’s episode:  We all need to have a “why”. Our “why” is what motivates us and keeps us on track for our mission, our passion. On …

Coach, Cheerleader and Mentor

March 14th, 2019

10:39

EPISODE 243 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

When to Be a Coach, Cheerleader or Mentor

In today’s episode:  We all need three people in our life: a Coach, a Cheerleader & a Mentor. However, we are also all …

Hiring that First Employee

March 11th, 2019

32:55

 

EPISODE 242 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Hiring that First Employee

In today’s episode:  It is always scary to hire that first employee. You wonder how do you know what to set up to make it legal, if you …

Don't Assume Your Customers Know What to Do Next

March 7th, 2019

10:15

 

EPISODE 241 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Don't Assume Your Customers Know What to Do Next

In today’s episode:  A big mistake that business owners make is, they assume their customers know the next step …

I'm a DumDum! Are You?

March 4th, 2019

19:19

EPISODE 240 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

I'm a Dum Dum! Are You?

In today’s episode:  Why Didn't I Catch This Earlier?  Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve discovered two big issues with my website and …

BONUS: 2 Quick Great Business Best Practices

February 28th, 2019

8:28

 

BONUS: 2 Quick Great Business Best Practices

In today’s episode:  We will take a look at 2 great practices that I came across in some other …

​Getting Your Business Ready for a Possible Recession

February 25th, 2019

47:13

 

EPISODE 239 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Getting Your Business Ready for a Possible Recession

In today’s episode:  With a strong economy, low unemployment and record stock markets, everyone worries about …

Close Down Your Business or Pivot?

February 18th, 2019

44:16

 

EPISODE 238 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Close Down Your Business or Pivot?

In today’s episode:  Do you feel like you are failing in your business? Do you feel paralyzed and not sure what to do next? …

Why I Believe You Can Earn $100,000 in Profits in Your Business

February 11th, 2019

38:00

EPISODE 237 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Why I Believe You Can Earn $100,000 in Profits in Your Business

In today’s episode:  Why I Believe You Can Earn $100,000 in Profits in Your Business!  Every local …

What the Pareto Principle Means in Your Business

February 4th, 2019

16:38

EPISODE 236 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

What the Pareto Principle Means in Your Business

 

In today’s episode:  Many of us are …

How to Handle Minimum Wage Increases Your Profitability

January 28th, 2019

24:23

EPISODE 235 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

How to Handle Minimum Wage Increases & Your Profitability

 In today’s episode:  With minimum wage creeping up in many areas and the push to get to a $15 an hour …

Quit Passing Along Those Credit Card Fees

January 24th, 2019

7:42

EPISODE 234 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Quit Passing Along Those Credit Card Fees

In today’s episode:  Credit card fees are a cost of doing business. Why are you penalizing your customers who don't have …

Do Your Employees Suck?

January 21st, 2019

30:23

 

EPISODE 233 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Do Your Employees Suck?

In today’s episode:  Do your employees suck? Is it them or is it you? Employees suck because: you hire them wrong, you fail to train …

BONUS Take the Audio Challenge

January 17th, 2019

8:39

 

Have you ever thought about turning off the music and only filling your ears with audio that motivates, inspires and has some type of business knowledge for you to grow your business and your mind?

 

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The Local …

Doing This Will Increase Your Sales Profits

January 14th, 2019

24:55

EPISODE 232 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Doing This Will Increase Your Sales & Profits

In today’s episode:  Take the Process Challenge: The way you grow & scale your business is through the …

What You and Michael Jordan Have in Common

January 7th, 2019

38:48

EPISODE 231 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

What You and Michael Jordan Have in Common

In today’s episode: Every great athlete knows the importance of having strong fundamentals and so does every great …

Stop Using Facebook Wrong for Your Local Business

December 31st, 2018

7:41

EPISODE 230 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Stop Using Facebook Wrong for Your Local Business

In today’s episode: Are you one of those business owners that keep blasting your Facebook groups, pages, etc with …

Stop that Stinkin Thinkin_Crap Happens

December 24th, 2018

13:31

EPISODE 229 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Stop that Stinkin Thinkin – Crap Happens

In today’s episode: As we head into the new year, it is important that you don’t carry into the new year any Stinkin …

BONUS: Don't Forget to Generate Leads for January

December 20th, 2018

3:51

While you are sitting back and enjoying the holidays, it is important that you don't forget to still generate leads for the new year! Don't have a …

Why Are Customers So Cheap?

December 17th, 2018

17:23

EPISODE 228 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Why Are Customers So Cheap?

In today’s episode:  Are you one of the business owners that are always complaining that your customers are cheap and always looking …

Why Email Needs to Be Part of Your Marketing Strategy

December 10th, 2018

25:00

EPISODE 227 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Why You Should Use Email in Your Marketing Plan

In today’s episode:  Why Staying in Touch …

Bonus_My Tony Robbins Experience

December 6th, 2018

19:25

 

 

 

My Tony Robbins Thermostat

 

In today’s episode:  Last week I went to a Tony Robbins mini event and had a great time. I thought I’d share some of the takeaways I had while there. There were some great learnings …

Should You Pay for Leads? | Is Home Adviser, Angie's List, Next Door Thumbtack Something You Should Try?

December 3rd, 2018

14:02

 

EPISODE 226 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Should You Pay for Leads?

 

In today’s episode:  Should You Pay for Leads? | Is Home …

Being a Business Owner Can Be a Lonely Gig

November 29th, 2018

6:37

Bonus Episode:  

You’re Not Alone

Our Businesses are Full of Ups and Downs. Being a Business Owner Can Be a Lonely Gig. But you don't have to feel …

Diving Into Your Numbers and Setting a Great Plan

November 26th, 2018

20:02

 

EPISODE 225 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Diving Into Your Numbers and Setting a Great Plan

In today’s episode:  This is the time of the year that you start to put together your gameplan for the new …

You Must Always Be Learning Taking Action!

November 22nd, 2018

8:40

BONUS EPISODE: Today I want to share with you some of my thoughts on why you need to take advantage of the different resources that are out there for you to learn and grow. More importantly to take action and make a …

Time to Start Planning for the New Year

November 19th, 2018

27:23

 

EPISODE 224 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Time to Start Planning for the New Year

In today’s episode:  As we head into the new year, you will start to set your goals for 2019. Now is a great time to look …

Why You Must Add Your Business to Google

November 12th, 2018

31:50

EPISODE 223 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Why You Must Add Your Business to Google

In today’s episode:  In today’s digital world, it is imperative that business owners “claim” their business on Google. …

Hiring People for Your Small Business in a Tight Labor Market

November 5th, 2018

34:14

 

EPISODE 222 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Hiring People for Your Small Business in a Tight Labor Market

 

In today’s episode:  With unemployment at an all-time low, many local business owners are …

Would You Hire Yourself - Your Report Card

October 29th, 2018

39:43

EPISODE 221 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Would You Hire Yourself?  Let's Check Your Report Card

In today’s episode: Would You Hire …

Your Lack of Cash Flow Is Killing You!

October 22nd, 2018

34:30

EPISODE 220 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Your Lack of Cash Flow is Killing You!

In today’s episode: Most Businesses Fail Due to Poor Cash Flow. Having proper cash flow is about having the money needed to …

You Must Know this One Thing About Your Seasonal Business

October 15th, 2018

26:30

 

EPISODE 219 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

You Must Know this One Thing About Your Seasonal Business

In today’s episode: There is one crucial thing you must understand about your business and the …

17 Ways to Increase Your Small Business Profits Tomorrow

October 8th, 2018

37:55

 

EPISODE 218 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

17 Ways to Increase Your Small Business Profits Tomorrow

 

In today’s episode: The past few weeks we dove in deeper into the ways you can grow your sales. This …

Have You Ever Thought of Quitting Your Small Business?

October 1st, 2018

34:30

 

EPISODE 217 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Have You Ever Thought of Quitting Your Small Business?

 

In today’s episode: I dive into a theme I’ve run into all week long and that is about having hope no …

Increase Your Sales by Increasing Your Ticket Average

September 24th, 2018

43:15

 

EPISODE 216 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Increase Your Sales by Increasing Your Average Ticket

 

In today’s episode: In part 3 or our series of Growing Your Sales, we will take a look at the 3rd bucket …

Increase Your Sales by Increasing Your Customer Frequency

September 17th, 2018

38:55

EPISODE 215 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Increase Your Sales by Increasing Your Customer Frequency

 

In today’s episode: It is typically easier to get customers to be repeat customers vs trying to create …

Increasing Your Sales by Increasing Your Customer Count

September 10th, 2018

44:34

 

EPISODE 214 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Increasing Your Sales by Increasing Your Customer Count

 

In today’s episode: Let’s face it, you want to grow your business. You need more sales. The challenge …

7 Leadership Lessons I've Learned Thru the Years

September 3rd, 2018

30:31

 

Episode 213 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

7 Leadership Lessons I've Learned Thru the Years

 

In today’s episode: You Manage Things – You Lead People” – This is one of my favorite quotes. It is so true. …

Why You Are Working Hours 60 - 70 Hours a Week?

August 27th, 2018

38:31

 

EPISODE 212 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Want to Know Why You Are Working 60, 70 Hours a Week?

 

In today’s episode: If you are like most small business owners I know, you are busting your butt working …

Making Leaps by Focusing on One Thing

August 20th, 2018

21:11

 

EPISODE 211 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

MAKING BIG LEAPS BY FOCUSING ON ONE THING

 

In today’s episode: So many of small business owners get stuck when they look at all the things they need to do. All …

Lessons Learned from Watching Small Business Revolution

August 13th, 2018

33:33

 

EPISODE 210 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Lessons Learned from Watching Small Business Revolution

 

In today’s episode: Small Business …

5 Things You Are Doing that are Ticking Off Your Customers

August 6th, 2018

33:26

EPISODE 209 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

5 Things You Are Doing that is Ticking Off Your Customers

 

In today’s episode:

Stop Ticking off Your Customers/Clients! Here's How You Are Doing It! While there …

Do You Own Your Business Or Does it Own You?

July 30th, 2018

22:50

 

EPISODE 208 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Do You Own Your Business or Does it Own You?

 

In today’s episode:

Working too Many Hours …

Why You Need to Stay in Touch with Your Past Customers

July 26th, 2018

14:53

 

EPISODE 207 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Why You Need to Stay in Touch with Your Past Customers

 

In today’s episode:

 

It is Easier (and Cheaper) to Keep a Customer Than to Find New Ones. Too often, …

What to Do if Your Business Isn't Taking Off

July 23rd, 2018

24:37

 

EPISODE 206 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

What to Do if Your Business Isn't Taking Off

 

In today’s episode:

Whether you have started a new small business or you have been in business for a year or two, …

Grow Your Business By Being Curious About Your Numbers

July 19th, 2018

19:51

 

EPISODE 205 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Grow Your Business By Being Curious About Your Numbers

 

In today’s episode:

Do you have a …

What Should Your Employee Return on Investment Be?

July 16th, 2018

22:47

 

EPISODE 204 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

What Should Your Employee Return on Investment Be?

 

In today’s episode:

Is There an Easy …

Never Be Embarrassed By What You Dont Know

July 12th, 2018

14:44

 

EPISODE 203 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Never Be Embarrassed By What You Don't Know

 

In today’s episode:

Have you ever had a business question that you were just too embarrassed to ask as you felt …

Stop Working to Survive and Start Working to Thrive!

July 9th, 2018

14:28

 

EPISODE 201 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Stop Working to Survive and Start Working to Thrive!

 

In today’s episode:

Are you working to survive or thrive? Bottom line is, you will earn what you tell …

How Are You Making Your Customers Feel?

July 5th, 2018

13:50

 

EPISODE 201 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

How Are You Making Your Customer's Feel?

 

In today’s episode:

How Are You Making Your Customers Feel?  Why is this Important to the Growth of Your Business? …

Why on Earth Do I Do This Podcast Every Week?

July 2nd, 2018

21:54

 

EPISODE 200 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Why On Earth Do I Do This Podcast?

 

In today’s episode:

Hurray, we have hit our 200th episode! That is amazing! I owe it all to you. So, with most podcasts …

When Should a Badass Business Owner Ask for Help?

June 28th, 2018

25:29

 

EPISODE 199 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Time to Clean House and Get Rid of a Few Things Holding Your Business Back

In today’s …

Time to Clean House and Get Rid of a Few Things Holding Your Business Back

June 25th, 2018

14:53

 

EPISODE 198 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Time to Clean House and Get Rid of a Few Things Holding Your Business Back

In today’s …

How Can You Grow Your Local Small Business?

June 21st, 2018

21:12

 

EPISODE 197 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

How Can You Grow Your Local Small Business?

 

In today’s episode:

Let's face it, we are all looking to grow our local small businesses. But the questions …

Look at Your Business as if You Just Bought it - What Would You Do Differently?

June 18th, 2018

35:48

 

EPISODE 196 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Look at Your Business as if You Just Bought it - What Would You Do Differently?

 

In …

When is the Right Time to Raise Your Prices?

June 14th, 2018

18:08

 

EPISODE 195 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

When is the Right Time to Raise Your Prices?

 

In today’s episode:

Are you busy as heck, working tons of hours, and still wondering how you can make more money? …

11 Reasons You Are the CEO of Your Small Business

June 11th, 2018

33:05

 

EPISODE 194 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

11 Reasons You Are the CEO of Your Local Small Business

In today’s episode:

You are the …

A Debt Free Business Leads to More Profits

June 7th, 2018

17:09

 

EPISODE 193 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

A Debt Free Business Leads to More Profits

In today’s episode:

Don’t be too quick to hop into debt to grow your business. While the new debt might allow you …

What Keeps You From More Sales and Profits?- YOUR PROCESSESS!

June 4th, 2018

19:25

 

EPISODE 192 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

What Keeps You From More Sales and Profits?- YOUR PROCESSES!

 

In today’s episode:

I’ve been in a great conversation with one of our Badass Local Small Business …

You Must Give Away Free Stuff to Your Customers

May 31st, 2018

18:45

 

EPISODE 191 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

You Must Give Away Free Stuff to Your Customers

 

In today’s episode:

Have you ever thought of giving free stuff to your customers or clients? I’m not talking …

People Love Doing Business with Other People

May 28th, 2018

23:05

 

EPISODE 190 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

People Love Doing Business with Other People

 

In today’s episode:

I’m going to assume you are trying to build a business that is well known in your community. …

Do Your Employees Know Your Standards?

May 24th, 2018

17:55

 

EPISODE 189 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Do Your Employees Know Your Standards?

In today’s episode:

I want to discuss standards and …

What to Expect When You Leave Your Job to Start Your Own Business

May 21st, 2018

34:03

 

EPISODE 188 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

What to Expect When You Leave Your Job to Start Your Own Business

In today’s episode:

There is this fear and excitement that takes over when we think about …

Know You - Trust You - Then Profitability

May 17th, 2018

16:19

 

EPISODE 187 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Know You - Trust You - Then Profitability

 

In today’s episode:

There is a journey every new customer or client takes before they settle on using you or your …

How Do You Survive those Seasonal Swings in Your Business?

May 14th, 2018

29:27

 

EPISODE 186 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

How Do You Survive those Seasonal Swings in Your Business?

 

In today’s episode:

Do you …

How to Learn from Frustrated Customers

May 10th, 2018

24:28

 

EPISODE 185 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

How to Learn from Frustrated Customers

 

In today’s episode:

Upset Customers Are an Opportunity to Improve Your Business.  We all hate upset customers. There is …

Do You Know Your Monthly Nut?

May 7th, 2018

18:01

 

EPISODE 184 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Do You Know Your Monthly Nut?

 

In today’s episode:

How Much Money Do You Need to Cover Your Monthly Expenses and Keeping Your Business Open? Have you ever …

Why You Should Join a Networking Group

May 3rd, 2018

15:21

EPISODE 183 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Why You Should Join a Networking Group

 

In today’s episode:

In 2018 I made a conscious …

The #1 Thing That Holds Your Business Back

April 30th, 2018

23:19

 

EPISODE 182 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

The #1 Thing That Derails Your Business

 

In today’s episode:

I’ve been speaking with local small business owner from all over and there is one common theme …

Best Practices for On-Boarding Your New Employees or Day Help

April 26th, 2018

19:31

 

EPISODE 181 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Have You Struggled Keeping New Help Beyond Their First 90 Days

 

In today’s episode:

Have you struggled to keep New Employees beyond their first 90 days? Are …

You MUST Focus on Your Pipeline to Level Off Your Sales Swings

April 23rd, 2018

18:08

 

EPISODE 180 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

You MUST Focus on Your Pipeline to Level Off Your Sales Swings

In today’s episode:

If you are like many local small business owners, your business seems to go …

What Are KPIs and Why Are They Important to You?

April 19th, 2018

14:57

 

EPISODE 179 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

What Are KPIs and Why Are They Important to You?

In today’s episode:

Have you ever been listening to a conversation either in person or maybe on a podcast and …

Leaving Your Customers Better Than You Found Them

April 16th, 2018

11:21

 

EPISODE 178 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Leaving Your Customers Better Than You Found Them

 

In today’s episode:

Our …

Do You Have Limiting Beliefs About Money?

April 12th, 2018

25:28

 

EPISODE 177 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Are You Suffering from Monkey Mind?

 

In today’s episode:

Are Your Thoughts About Money …

Are You Suffering from Monkey Mind?

April 9th, 2018

27:34

 

EPISODE 176 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Are You Suffering from Monkey Mind?

 

In today’s episode:

Have a Million Ideas Running Through Your Head? Not sure where to start? Feeling paralyzed as to what …

Should You Be Answering the Phone After Hours?

April 5th, 2018

22:11

 

EPISODE 175 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Should You Be Answering the Phone After Hours?

 

In today’s episode:

When Do You Draw the …

How Do You Grow Your Business While Working Full-Time?

April 2nd, 2018

32:28

 

EPISODE 174 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Building a Business and Working Full Time

 

In today’s episode:

How Do You Grow Your …

Knowing these 7 Business Terms Numbers are the Difference Between Being an Employee and a CEO

March 29th, 2018

29:50

 

EPISODE 173 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Knowing these 7 Business Terms & Numbers are the Difference Between Being an Employee and a CEO

 

In today’s episode:

If you are serious about your …

Are You on Track for Your Annual Sales and Profit Goals?

March 26th, 2018

20:32

EPISODE 172 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Are You on Track for Your Annual Sales and Profit Goals?

 

In today’s episode:

As we get to the end of the quarter, it is time to step back and evaluate how you are …

How to Handle Someone That Will Not Pay

March 22nd, 2018

20:11

EPISODE 171 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Learning to Say No to Business and Others

 

In today’s episode:

When a client or customer doesn’t pay, you are often left wondering what is the best way to …

Learning to Say No to Business and Others

March 19th, 2018

20:42

 

EPISODE 170 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Learning to Say No to Business and Others

 

In today’s episode:

Sometimes saying NO is the best thing you can do to drive your business to the next level.  In …

I Can't Be More Invested in Your Business!

March 15th, 2018

19:29

 

EPISODE 169 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

I Can't Be More Invested in Your Business Than You Are

 

In today’s episode:

Throughout the years, I have coached or mentored quite a few people. I love being a …

Are Customers/Clients Slipping Thru the Cracks?

March 12th, 2018

33:10

 

EPISODE 168 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Are Customers/Clients Slipping Thru the Cracks?

 

In today’s episode:

How Do You Keep Juggling all the Balls in the Air? Wow, was this past week crazy! Have you …

Is it Wrong to Be Motivated by Money

March 8th, 2018

12:35

 

EPISODE 167 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip – Is it Wrong to Be Motivated by Money

 

In today’s episode:

Is it wrong to be motivated by money? Today I answer this question from someone that is …

Focus on New Home Owners to Grow Your Business

March 5th, 2018

15:12

 

EPISODE 166 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Focus on New Home Owners to Grow Your Business

 

In today’s episode:

A great way to increase …

What Pain Point Are You Solving for Your Customers?

March 1st, 2018

17:33

 

EPISODE 165 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

WHAT PAIN POINT ARE YOU SOLVING FOR YOUR CUSTOMERS

 

In today’s episode:

Do you know what your customer’s pain point is? Did you know that if you identify a …

The Single Biggest Lesson I Learned in My 1st Local Small Business

February 26th, 2018

26:01

 

EPISODE 164 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip – The Single Biggest Lesson I Learned in My 1st Local Small Business

 

In today’s episode:

While I learned quite a bit during my first local small …

How Do You Pay Yourself First? - You Must Read Profit First

February 22nd, 2018

21:00

 

EPISODE 163 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip - How Do You Pay Yourself First?

 

In today’s episode:

Have You Read Profit …

When Are You Going to Start Investing in You?

February 19th, 2018

20:08

 

EPISODE 162 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip - When Are You Going to Start Investing in You?

 

In today’s episode:

You Are the #1 Asset Your Business Has. Don't You Think it is Time Your Invested …

How Much Training Should New People Get?

February 15th, 2018

17:13

 

EPISODE 161 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip - How Much Training Should New People Get?

 

In today’s episode:

​Should You …

3 Reasons Local Small Business Owners Cant Get to 6 Figures

February 12th, 2018

20:23

 

EPISODE 160 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip - 3 Reasons Local Small Business Owners Can’t Get to 6 Figures

 

In today’s episode:

The #1 Reason that prevents local small business owners from …

Can You Build a Business and Work Full Time Elsewhere?

February 8th, 2018

14:27

 

EPISODE 159 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip - Can You Build a Business and Work Full Time Elsewhere?

 

In today’s episode:

Mistakes Are Proof You Are Trying!

February 5th, 2018

16:32

 

EPISODE 158 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip - Mistakes Are Proof You Are Trying

 

In today’s episode:

Do you hate to make mistakes? Have you ever gotten into trouble when you thought you were …

How Do You Get More Customer Testimonials for Your Local Small Business

February 1st, 2018

16:54

 

EPISODE 157 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip - How Do You Get More Customer Testimonials for Your Local Small Business

 

In today’s episode:

​We all know that our businesses live and die on what …

What is Your Business's First Impression Online?

January 29th, 2018

21:43

 

 

EPISODE 156 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip - What is Your Business's First Impression Online?

 

In today’s episode:

​What …

Where on Earth is the Money Going

January 25th, 2018

20:29

 

EPISODE 155 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip - Where on Earth is the Money Going

 

In today’s episode:

Do you find that you are working your tail off and when you get to the end of the month that …

Getting Back to the Basics – The Key to Consistent Performance

January 22nd, 2018

21:26

 

EPISODE 154 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip - Getting Back to the Basics – The Key to Consistent Performance

 

In today’s episode:

Getting Back to the Basics – The Key to Consistent Performance. …

My Business is Failing - Should I Sink or Swim?

January 18th, 2018

16:05

 

EPISODE 153 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip - My Business is Failing - Should I Sink or Swim?

 

In today’s episode:

You Have …

Sometimes You Just Have To Fire Some Customers / Clients

January 15th, 2018

16:43

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EPISODE 152 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip - Sometimes You Just Have To Fire Some Customers / Clients

 

In today’s episode:

​Have you Ever Wanted to Fire a Customer or Client? …

Should this Handyman Niche His Business

January 11th, 2018

14:07

 

EPISODE 151 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip - Should this Handyman Niche His Business?

 

In today’s episode:

It’s Question …

Getting Serious About Your Business

January 8th, 2018

22:32

 

EPISODE 150 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip - Getting Serious About Your Business

 

In today’s episode:

Are You Taking Your Business Seriously? Are You a Dabbler or CEO of a Company? There are a …

Understanding Your Why Will Blow Up Your Business

January 4th, 2018

20:23

 

EPISODE 149 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip - Understanding Your "Why" Will Blow Up Your Business

 

In today’s episode:

​We discuss a question I received from a painter who has been in business …

The 5 Stages of Your Local Small Business

January 1st, 2018

20:06

 

 

EPISODE 148 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip - The 5 Stages of Your Business

 

In today’s episode:

We discuss that every business in one of three stages. Not to mention that often times, you …

Preparing for Competition Coming to Town

December 28th, 2017

25:44

 

EPISODE 147 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip - Preparing for Competition Coming to Town

 

In today’s episode:

​We discuss a question from a restaurant owner who has a competitor coming to town. …

Make Sure You Are Investing in Yourself

December 25th, 2017

14:34

 

EPISODE 146 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip - Make Sure You Are Investing in Yourself

 

In today’s episode:

We talk about …

Why You Need to Do a Business Health Check

December 21st, 2017

18:10

 

EPISODE 145 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip - Why You Need to Do a Business Health Check

 

In today’s episode:

A Business Health Check is a great way to get a snapshot of your business and …

[Making Money Series] Are Your People Hurting Your Personal Hourly Wage

December 18th, 2017

25:37

 

 

EPISODE 144 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip - [Make More Money Series] - Are Your People Hurting Your Personal Hourly Wage

 

In today’s episode:

Your Team is Hurting Your Paycheck! In part 5 …

[Make More Money Series] - Fix Broken Processes to Improve Your Average Hourly Income

December 14th, 2017

29:27

 

 

EPISODE 143 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip - [Make More Money Series] - Fix Broken Processes to Increase Average Hourly Wage

 

In today’s episode:

In part 4 of our 5 part Making More Money …

[Make More Money Series] - Creating the Profits Needed to Increase Your Average Hourly Income

December 11th, 2017

28:09

 

EPISODE 142 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip - [Make More Money Series] - Creating the Profits Needed to Increase Your Average Hourly Income

 

In today’s episode:

In part 3 of our 5 part Making …

[Make More Money Series]– Using Sales the Right Way to Earn More Income Per Hour

December 7th, 2017

28:09

 

EPISODE 141 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

[Make More Money Series] – Using Sales to Earn More Per Hour

 

In today’s episode:

In part 2 of our 5 part Making More Money Series, we will discuss how your …

[Make More Money Series] – Increasing Your Hourly Income

December 4th, 2017

28:24

 

EPISODE 140 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip - [Make More Money Series] – Increasing Your Hourly Income

 

In today’s episode:

In part 1 of our 5 part Making More Money Series, we will discuss how …

How Much Money Do You Earn an Hour?

November 30th, 2017

19:08

 

EPISODE 139 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip - How Much Money Do You Earn an Hour?

 

In today’s episode, we discuss

Why are Cleaning and Landscapers Businesses Disappearing?

November 27th, 2017

15:17

 

EPISODE 138 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip - Why are Cleaning and Landscapers Businesses Disappearing?

 

In today’s episode, we discuss

Competing with Out of Area Competitors

November 23rd, 2017

21:25

 

EPISODE 137 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip - Competing with Out of Area Competitors

 

In today’s episode, we discuss

When #2 Gets Their Shot at Being #1

November 20th, 2017

12:38

 

EPISODE 136 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip - When #2 Gets Their Shot at Being #1

 

In today’s episode, we discuss

Dealing With a Good Employee Doing Bad Things

November 16th, 2017

24:03

 

EPISODE 135 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip - Dealing with a Good Employee Doing Bad Things

How to Handle an Employee Costing You Sales & Profits! 

In today’s episode, we discuss

4 Must Have Goals for the New Year

November 13th, 2017

15:48

 

EPISODE 134 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip - 4 Must Have Goals for the New Year

 

In today’s episode, we discuss

Should You Use YouTube and Email in Your Local Small Business

November 9th, 2017

9:40

 

EPISODE 133 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip - YouTube & Email - Two Tools for Your Business Toolbox

 

In today’s …

Stop Making Excuses for Your Business Challenges

November 6th, 2017

28:18

 

EPISODE 131 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip Stop Making Excuses for Your Business Challenges

 

In today’s episode, we discuss

What to Look for When Buying a Local Small Business

November 2nd, 2017

24:42

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EPISODE 131 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip: What to Look for When Buying a Local Small Business

In today’s episode, we discuss

33 Free or Low Cost Local Marketing Ideas for Your Local small Business

October 30th, 2017

31:55

 

EPISODE 130 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip: 33 Free or Low-Cost Local Marketing Ideas for Your Local Small Business

In today’s episode, we discuss

How to Stay Motivated When Business is Down

October 26th, 2017

26:00

 

EPISODE 129 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip: How to Stay Motivated When Business is Down

In today’s episode, we discuss

Are You Choosing to Have the Best Team?

October 23rd, 2017

25:42

 

EPISODE 128 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip: Are You Choosing to Have the Best Team?

In today’s episode, we discuss

When Do I Know It Is Time To Hire Your First Employee

October 19th, 2017

18:49

 

EPISODE 127 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip: When Do I Know It Is Time To Hire Your First Employee

Should You Hire Employees …

Breaking Down How to Pay Yourself First

October 16th, 2017

22:04

 

EPISODE 126 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip of the Week: Pay Yourself First - Breaking It Down

In today’s episode, we discuss

How to Market to a 55+ and Older Community

October 12th, 2017

21:31

 

EPISODE 124 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip of the Week: How to Market to a 55+ and Older Community

In today’s episode, we discuss

Bookkeeping - A Necessary Evil - STOP LOSING MONEY!

October 9th, 2017

28:34

 

EPISODE 124 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip of the Week: Bookkeeping - A Necessary Evil - STOP LOSING MONEY!

The First Step to Getting to $100,000 in Take Home Pay is Having a Good Bookkeeping …

How to Deal with Teenage Employees

October 5th, 2017

18:50

 

EPISODE 123 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip of the Week: How to Deal with Teenage Employees

 

In today’s episode, we discuss

How to Increase Your Sales in the Winter Months

October 2nd, 2017

24:19

 

EPISODE 122 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip of the Week: How to Increase Your Sales in the Winter Months

If you have a seasonal business, here are a few ways you can increase your sales during …

Should You Do a Billboard for Your Local Small Business

September 28th, 2017

8:23

 

EPISODE 120 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip of the Week: Should You Do a Billboard for Your Local Small Business?

Is a …

The Pros Cons of Having a Family Business

September 25th, 2017

24:58

 

EPISODE 120 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip of the Week: The Pros & Cons of Having a Family Business

Working with Family Can Be Both Rewarding and Challenging

In today’s episode, we discuss

How Do You Prevent Becoming a Victim of Your Own Success?

September 18th, 2017

34:57

 

EPISODE 119 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip of the Week: How Do You Prevent Becoming a Victim of Your Own Success?

Paul is …

How to Make Sure You Pay Yourself!

September 11th, 2017

28:45

 

EPISODE 118 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip of the Week: How to Make Sure You Pay Yourself!

You Work Way Too Hard Not to Get Paid!

In today’s episode, we discuss

10 Must Have Items on Your Local Small Business Website

September 4th, 2017

26:17

 

 

EPISODE 117 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip of the Week: 10 Must Have Items on Your Local Small Business’s Website

Your Website is a Crucial Piece of Your Local Small Business Marketing Plan

You Work Way to Hard Not to Get Paid!

August 28th, 2017

9:52

 

EPISODE 116 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip of the Week: You Work Way to Hard Not to Get Paid!

You Deserve to Make More Money!

In today’s episode, we discuss

Ep 115 - Why Being a Local Small Business Owner is Great in Today's World

August 21st, 2017

20:45

 

EPISODE 115 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip of the Week: Why Being a Local Small Business Owner is Great in Today's World 

Ep 114 - You Need to Know Your Numbers to Hit Your Profit

August 14th, 2017

24:00

 

EPISODE 114 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip of the Week: You Must Know Your Business’s Financial Numbers

How well do you know your small business’s health report card?

 

In today’s episode, we …

Ep 113 - 10 Lessons from the Profit as told by Marcus Lemonis

August 7th, 2017

34:22

 

EPISODE 113 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip of the Week: 10 Lessons from the Profit as told by Marcus Lemonis 

Here are 10 …

Ep 112 - When is it Ok to Fire a Customer or Client

July 31st, 2017

24:28
When is it Ok to Fire a Customer or Client? Here is what we discuss in today's episode: Sometimes you need to fire a client or customer in your small business

Is it ok to fire a customer or client? Yes! Today we will go …

Ep 111 – What Not to Do When You Are Slammed with Business

July 24th, 2017

20:15

EPISODE 111 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip of the Week: What Not to Do When Slammed with Business

When Your Business is Booming, You Do Not Want to Lose Potential Customers Due to Poor …

Ep 110 - How Some Weeks Just Suck and how to Survive the Rough Patches of Your Small Business

July 17th, 2017

25:16

 

 

EPISODE 110 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip of the Week: How Some Weeks Just Suck and how to Survive the Rough Patches of Your Small Business

 

Surviving the Horrible Slumps in Your Small …

Ep 109 - What is Your Unique Selling Point?

July 10th, 2017

25:48

 

EPISODE 109 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip of the Week: What is Your Unique Selling Point? 

In Today's Episode We Cover 3 Topics: Share a Conversation on Learning from Business Failure | What …

Ep 108 - Stop Assuming to Know What Your Customers Want

July 3rd, 2017

34:23

 

EPISODE 108 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip of the Week: Stop Assuming to Know What Your Customers Want 

In Today's Episode We Cover 3 Topics: TIP:  Stop Assuming to Know What Your Customers …

Ep 107 - The Power of Testimonials in Your Local Advertising

June 26th, 2017

37:21

 

EPISODE 107 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip of the Week: The Power of Testimonials in Your Local Advertising

In Today's Episode We Cover 3 Topics: Marketing Your Testimonials, Rant on Respecting …

Ep 106 – Staying Engaged with Your Past Customers Clients

June 19th, 2017

29:13

 

EPISODE 106 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip of the Week: Staying Engaged with Your Past Customers / Clients

In Today's Episode We Cover 4 Topics: Seasonal Business, Purchasing Equipment on a …

Ep 105 - Understanding Your Cash Flow in Your Local Small Business

June 12th, 2017

20:38

 

EPISODE 105 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Tip of the Week: Understanding Your Cash Flow in Your Local Small Business

Question …

Ep 104 - Attitude, Amplify Action = A Success Business

June 5th, 2017

28:32

 

EPISODE 104 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Main Tip: Attitude, Amplify & Action = A Success Business

Question of the Week: How Much Money Can I Make in My Business

 

In today’s episode, we …

Ep 103 - Is Your Small Business Recession Proof?

May 29th, 2017

27:40

 

Episode 103 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Recession Proof Your Local Small Business

Also, Today's Question: How Should …

Ep 102 - Merchandising Ideas from Big Box Retailers

May 22nd, 2017

21:22

 

Episode 102 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Merchandising Ideas from Big Box Retailers

Today's Question: What do you suggest to drum up business quickly

 

Here is what we discuss in today's …

Ep 101 - Hire the Best, Train the Best Develop the Best

May 15th, 2017

19:28

 

Episode 101 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Hire the Best, Train the Best and Develop the Best

Also, Today's Question:

Success Saturday - Don't Over Think Your Decisions

May 13th, 2017

2:10

 

Success Saturday – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Don't Over Think Your Decisions

 

In today’s episode: We discuss how so many of of us over think our decisions once we make them. We worry if …

Ep 100 - My Podcast Learnings Mirror Our Small Business Learnings

May 12th, 2017

12:18

 

Episode 100 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  My Podcast Learnings Mirror Our Small Business Learnings

Knowing When to Pivot 

 

In today’s episode: We discuss a few of the lessons I’ve learned …

Ep 99 - Do You See Yourself Achieving Your Business Goals

May 10th, 2017

11:14

 

Episode 99 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Do You See Yourself Achieving Your Business Goals

Believing you Can is Half the Battle

 

In today’s episode: We discuss the most critical step in …

Ep 98 - Identifying the Tools Resources to Execute Your Sales Gameplan

May 8th, 2017

16:13

 

Episode 98 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Identifying the Tools & Resources to Execute Your Sales Gameplan 

You Need …

Success Saturday - Solid Foundations and Patience

May 6th, 2017

3:07

 

 

Success Saturday - Having a Strong Foundation & Patience

In today’s episode: We discuss why it is important to build your business with a …

Ep 97 - 11 Processes You Need to Make Sure Aren’t Broken in Your Small Business

May 5th, 2017

15:29

 

Episode 97 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  11 Processes You Need to Make Sure Aren’t Broken in Your Small Business

Fix Broken Process and Increase Your Small Business Profits

In today’s …

Ep 96 - 11 Ways to Reduce Your Expenses in Your Business

May 3rd, 2017

17:09

 

Episode 96 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  11 Ways to Reduce Your Expenses in Your Business

Lower Your Expenses to Create More Profits

In today’s episode: We discuss 11 Ways to Reduce Your …

Ep 95 - Reduce Your Product Costs to Boost Your Small Business Profits

May 1st, 2017

8:20

 

Episode 95 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Reduce Your Product Costs to Boost Your Small Business Profits

Product Costs Can Always Be Reduced

In today’s episode: We discuss why you want to …

Success Saturday - Are You Using Time Blocking?

April 29th, 2017

2:22

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The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic: Success Saturday - Are You Using Time Blocking?

Using Time Blocking in Your …

Ep 94 - Time to Develop a Gameplan with your Sales Ideas

April 28th, 2017

10:48

 

Episode 94 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Time to Develop a Gameplan with your Sales Ideas 

Ideas Are Nothing without a Plan!

In today’s episode: We discuss what you want to do with all the …

Ep 93 - 19 Ideas to Increase Sales in Your Local Small Business

April 26th, 2017

24:03

 

Episode 93 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  19 Ideas to Increase Sales in Your Local Small Business

Brainstorm Ideas to Double Your Small Business Sales

In today’s episode: We discuss 19 sales …

EP92 - Time to Get the Ball Rolling Towards Higher Profits in Your Small Business

April 24th, 2017

13:39

 

Episode 92 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Time to Get the Ball Rolling Towards Higher Profits in Your Small Business

Success Saturday - Take a Holiday Off Once in Awhile

April 22nd, 2017

1:37

 

The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Success Saturday: Take a Holiday Off Once in Awhile

In today’s episode: We discuss how we need to take a …

Ep 91 - Should You Do Postcards as Part of Your Advertising Plan

April 21st, 2017

8:48

 

Episode 91 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Should You Do Postcards as Part of Your Advertising Plan?

Any Advertising You …

Ep 90 - Make Sure You Are Presenting a Professional Image

April 19th, 2017

8:41

 

Episode 90 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Make Sure You Are Presenting a Professional Image

What is Professionalism in Your Small Business?

In today’s episode: We discuss having a …

Ep 89 - 5 Tips for Handling Customer Complaints

April 17th, 2017

8:50

 

Episode 89 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  5 Tips for Handling Customer Complaints 

Subtitle: How to Handle Upset Customers in Your Small Business

In today’s episode: We discuss 5 tips I’ve …

Success Saturday: Make Time or You

April 15th, 2017

2:21

 

The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Success Saturday: Make Time or You 

Dang I miss Playing Poker!

In today’s episode: We discuss the realization that we all work hard and need to remember to stop …

Ep 88 – Do Your People Respect You?

April 14th, 2017

8:22

 

Episode 88 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Do Your People Respect You? 

Respect is Earned, You Can’t Demand It

In today’s episode: We discuss what causes employees to lose respect for their …

Ep 87 – Do You Have a Problem or an Opportunity?

April 12th, 2017

7:30

 

Episode 87 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Do You Have a Problem or an Opportunity? 

Every Problem is an Opportunity to Grow and Learn

In today’s episode: We discuss two lessons that I …

Ep 86 - Empower Your Team Stop Micromanaging Them

April 10th, 2017

8:16

 

Episode 86 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Empower Your Team & Stop Micromanaging Them 

Want a Higher Performing Team? Here is the Key

 

In today’s episode: We discuss why it is important …

Success Saturday - Procrastination: One Bite at a Time

April 8th, 2017

3:14

 

The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Success Saturday - Procrastination: One Bite at a Time

 

In today’s episode: We discuss why we never tackle a big task and why eating an elephant might be the best approach

 

 

 

Ep 85 - Can You Motivate Anyone?

April 7th, 2017

11:54

 

Episode 85 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Can You Motivate Anyone?

Subtitle: business?

 

In today’s episode: We discuss …

Ep 84 - Learn to Be a Great Listener in Your Local Small Business

April 5th, 2017

10:01

 

 

Episode 84 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Learn to Be a Great Listener in Your Local Small Business

It Is Critical that You Listen to Your Customers & Employees

 

In today’s episode:

Ep 83 - FREE eBook: 8 Steps Local Small Business Owners Need to Take to Make $100,000 in Profit

April 3rd, 2017

21:56

 

Episode 82 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  The FREE eBook:  8 Steps Local Small Business Owners Need to Take to Make $100,000 in Profit? 

Are You Ready to Double or Triple Your Sales?

 

In …

Success Saturday - Focus vs Multitasking

April 1st, 2017

1:46

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Success Saturday – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Focus vs Multitasking

 

In today’s episode: We discuss how …

Ep 82 - How Can a New Real Estate Agent Grow Their Business

March 31st, 2017

12:00

 

Episode 82 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  How Can a New Real Estate Agent Grow Their Business     

Grow Your Local Small Business By Being True to Who You Are

 

In today’s episode: We …

Ep 81 - You Must Respect Your Customer / Client’s Time in your small business

March 29th, 2017

10:00

 

Episode 81 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  You Must Respect Your Customer / Client’s Time    

Once You Lose Respect, Rarely Can You Get it Back

 

In today’s episode: We discuss how you slowly …

Ep 80 - The Quality of Your Work Says What You Stand For

March 27th, 2017

10:51

 

Episode 80 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  The Quality of Your Work Says What You Stand For 

Do You Put Quantity Over Quality?

 

In today’s episode: We discuss how when the quality of your …

Success Saturday: How's Your Day Going?

March 25th, 2017

1:35

 

Today’s Topic:  Success Saturday: How's Your Day Going?

How you answer the question might determine someone else's day!

 

In today’s episode: We discuss the importance of answering this question. Not just for you but

Ep 79 - Types of Social Media Your Local Small Business Should Be On

March 24th, 2017

19:16

 

Episode 79 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Types of Social Media Your Local Small Business Should Be On 

Should Your …

Ep 78 - Your Lobby Tells Your Customers How Much You Care

March 22nd, 2017

9:19

 

Episode 78 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Your Lobby Tells Your Customers How Much You Care

What are the Subliminal Messages You Are Giving Your Customers?

 

In today’s episode: We discuss …

Ep 77 - Teach Your People to Be Better Than You

March 20th, 2017

11:57

 

Episode 77 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Teach Your People to Be Better Than You

We are only as strong as our weakest link: 

 

In today’s episode: We discuss why so many managers are afraid …

Success Saturday: Start Your Day in a State of Freaking Awesomeness

March 18th, 2017

2:47

 

Today’s Topic:  Success Saturday: Start Your Day in a State of Freaking Awesomeness

The Message You Tell Yourself in the Morning Can Change Your Course of the Day

 

In today’s episode: We discuss how important it is …

Ep 76 - How Do You Handle Time Clock Watchers?

March 17th, 2017

10:15

 

Episode 76 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  How Do You Handle Time Clock Watchers 

Are Time Clock Watchers Loyal, Dedicated Employees?

 

In today’s episode: We discuss a question from Mark on …

Ep 75 - Do More Sales Cure All? Nope. Here's Why

March 15th, 2017

12:28

 

Episode 75 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Do More Sales Cure All?    

Don’t Be Fooled, More Sales Only Help to Hide …

Ep 74 - Do You Have a Vision for Your Small Business?

March 13th, 2017

9:15

 

Episode 74 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Do You Have a Vision for Your Small Business? 

You Have to Know Where You Are Going to Get There

 

In today’s episode: We discuss how important it …

Success Saturday - Don't Be Derailed By Negative Feedback

March 11th, 2017

2:35

 

The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Success Saturday - Don't Be Derailed By Negative Feedback

It Doesn't Matter What Other People Think

 

In today’s episode: We discuss how we often let negative feedback derail us …

Ep 73 - When Do You Jump Ship Go Out on Your Own?

March 10th, 2017

14:43

 

Episode 73 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  When Do You Jump Ship & Go Out on Your Own?

When do you make that leap from working for someone else to working on your own?

 

In today’s …

Ep 72 - Should You Focus on One Product or Service?

March 8th, 2017

9:42

 

Episode 72 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Should You Focus on One Product or Service?

Maximize Your Marketing & …

Ep 71 - What Every Small Business Could Learn from QuikTrip (QT)

March 6th, 2017

10:10

 

Episode 71 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  What Every Small Business Could Learn from QuikTrip (QT) 

How You Make Your …

Success Saturday: Are You Busy Blessed?

March 4th, 2017

3:30

 

Success Saturday – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Are You Busy & Blessed?

Sometimes being Busy is both a blessing and overwhelming

 

 

In today’s episode: We discuss how on one hand, being …

Ep 70 - Should You Be Doing Performance Reviews?

March 3rd, 2017

9:39

 

Episode 70 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Should You Be Doing Performance Reviews?

How Often Should Local Small Business …

Ep 69 - Do You Live Up to Your Commitments?

March 1st, 2017

13:04

 

Episode 69 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Do You Live Up to Your Commitments?

How this Episode Almost Didn’t Happen

 

 

In today’s episode: We discuss how we need to live up to our …

Ep 68 - Do You Have a Big Hairy Audacious Goal?

February 27th, 2017

12:21

 

Episode 68 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Do You Have a Big Hairy Audacious Goal

You Must Have One Audacious Goal Each Year

 

In today’s episode: We discuss how a BHAG - Big Hairy Audacious …

Success Saturday: Do You Have Problems or Opportunities?

February 25th, 2017

3:00

 

The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Do You Have Problems or Opportunities?   

There is an opportunity in every problem

 

In today’s episode: We discuss how you look at situations when they don’t go …

Ep 67 – How to Get Realtors to Tell Their Clients About Your Small Business

February 24th, 2017

16:03

 

Episode 67 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  How to Get Realtors to Tell Their Clients About Your Small Business  

How to Get on a Realtor’s Extended Team 

 

In today’s episode: We take a …

Guest Teacher: 6 Steps to Facebook Marketing

February 23rd, 2017

11:57

 

BONUS EPISODE – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today's Guest Teacher is Charlotte Chipperfield who talks About Facebook Marketing for Local Small Businesses

 

In today’s episode: We do our first ever guest …

Ep 66 - Don't Have Your Profit Tied Up in Inventory

February 22nd, 2017

13:54

 

 

Episode 66 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Don't Have Your Profit Tied Up in Inventory

Would You Put Dollar Bills on …

Ep 65 – Payroll is Your Biggest Controllable Expense

February 20th, 2017

12:26

 

Episode 65 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Payroll is Your Biggest Controllable Expense

Payroll & Employees are your …

Success Saturday: Are You Having Fun Each Day?

February 18th, 2017

2:16

 

Success Saturday: Are You Having Fun Each Day?

Enjoy Life, Enjoy Your Team, Enjoy Your Day

 

Don't spend your day miserable. Have fun with those you care about. Have fun with your people and you might just find that …

Ep 64 - What I'm Working on For You...the Local Small Business Owner

February 17th, 2017

13:57

 

Episode 64 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  What I'm Working on For You...the Local Small Business Owner

Coming Soon From the Local Small Business Coach

 

In today’s episode: We discuss the …

Ep 63 – Do You Need a Website for Your Local Small Business

February 15th, 2017

17:30

 

Episode 63 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Do You Need a Website for Your Local Small Business

How Do Your Customers Find You?

 

 

In today’s episode: We discuss why it is critical that you …

EP 62 - How to Achieve Work Life Balance

February 13th, 2017

15:52

 

Episode 62 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  How to Achieve Work Life Balance

Spend More Time with Your Family & Recharging Your Batteries

 

 

In today’s episode: We discuss why we all need …

Success Saturday: Are Distractions Preventing Your Success?

February 11th, 2017

3:43

Success Saturday: Are Distractions Preventing Your Success?

How Much Time Are You Wasting on Your Guilty Pleasure?

 

In today’s episode: We discuss how we lose time through the course of our day and week on things that …

Ep 61– Q A: How to Transition Your Business When Your Body Starts to Breakdown

February 10th, 2017

14:44

 

 

 

Episode 61 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Q & A: How to Transition Your Business When Your Body Starts to Breakdown 

3 Ways to Transition Your Business When You Physically Can’t Do …

Ep 60 – 7 Lessons Learned from My 1st Local Small Business

February 8th, 2017

14:22

 

 

Episode 60 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  7 Lessons Learned from My 1st Local Small Business 

Lessons for Anyone Looking to Own a Local Small Business

 

 

In today’s episode: We discuss 7 …

Ep 59 - 3 Myths to Why You Can’t Find Good Help for Your Business

February 6th, 2017

10:17

 

Episode 59 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  3 Myths to Why You Can’t Find Good Help for Your Business

Subtitle: Good Help is Hard to Find – Or Is It?

 

In today’s episode: We discuss why you …

Success Saturday - Does it Matter What Time Your Get Up? NO!

February 4th, 2017

4:06

 

 

Episode 58 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Success Saturday - Does it Matter What Time Your Get Up? NO! 

It is All About the Morning Routine

In today’s episode: We discuss why the time you get up doesn’t …

Ep 58 – Q A: Can a Positive Outlook Really Make a Difference?

February 3rd, 2017

17:42

 

Episode 58 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Q & A: Can a Positive Outlook Really Make a Difference? 

Positive Attitude …

Ep 57 – Understanding Your Product Costs

February 1st, 2017

12:38

 

Episode 57 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Understanding Your Product Costs 

Watch These 3 Areas to Improve Sales & Profits

In today’s episode: We are going to take a look at why it is …

Ep 56 – 3 Ways You Kill Your Small Business's Growth

January 30th, 2017

12:03

 

Episode 56 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  3 Ways You Are Killing Your Small Business's Growth

Watch These 3 Areas to Improve Sales & Profits

In today’s episode: We discuss 3 core ways …

Success Saturday: Does Your Business Have a Clear Vision?

January 28th, 2017

5:14

 

Success Saturday: Does Your Business Have a Clear Vision?

 

Every Small Business needs to have a clear mission. You are more than what you DO or what you Sell. It is the emotional WHY you do it!

 

HELPFUL LINKS

Ep 55 - Q A: How to Turn Around Your Business's Reputation

January 27th, 2017

16:50

 

Episode 55 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Q & A:  How to Turn Around Your Business's Reputation 

Get Your Customers to Love You Again

 

In today’s episode: We answer a question from …

Ep 54 - Is the Customer Always Right?

January 25th, 2017

15:43

 

Episode 54 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Is the Customer Always Right?    

Maybe not, but they aren’t wrong as often as you might think!

 

In today’s episode: We discuss how we get …

Ep 53 – Catch Your Employees Doing Something Right

January 23rd, 2017

10:42

 

Episode 53 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Catch Your Employees Doing Something Right 

It’s Easy to Point Out What is Wrong, the Challenge is Recognizing the Positive!

 

In today’s episode:

Bonus: Success Saturday - The Power of Words

January 21st, 2017

5:39

The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Bonus Episode - Success Saturday - The Power of Words

 

On today's Success Saturday we discuss how the power of words impact your success. From the words people use with you to …

Ep 52 – Should Sign Twirling Be Part of Your Advertising?

January 20th, 2017

11:36

Episode 52 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Q & A: Should I Do A Sign Twirler? 

Subtitle: Should Sign Twirling Be Part …

Ep 51 - 7 Powerful Things to do Today to Turn Your Employees into a Great Team

January 18th, 2017

19:26

Episode 51 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  7 Powerful Things to do Today to Turn Your Employees into a Great Team

Subtitle:

Ep 50 - 8 Mistakes that Could Be Costing You Time

January 16th, 2017

19:13

Episode 50 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  8 Mistakes that Could Be Costing You Time 

Subtitle: Stop Wasting Time in Your …

Bonus: Success Saturday - Find Positive People to be in Your Life

January 14th, 2017

5:09

Bonus Episode – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Success Saturday: Find Positive People to be in Your Life 

 

HELPFUL LINKS

Podcast Website: LocalSmallBusinessCoach.com

Leave your Message on the website with the …

Episode 49 – Q A: Employee Fraternization

January 13th, 2017

10:13

 

 

Episode 49 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Q & A:  Employee Fraternization 

Subtitle: Should Employees Be Allowed …

Ep 48 – Give Your People Permission to Screw Up

January 11th, 2017

11:41

Episode 48 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Give Your People Permission to Screw Up!

Mistakes are Where They Will Grow the …

Ep 47 – 10 Questions Local Small Business Owners Need to Ask as they Head into the New Year

January 9th, 2017

19:39

Episode 47 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  10 Questions Local Small Business Owners Need to Ask as they Head into the New Year

Make This the Year of More Sales & Profits!

In today’s episode:

BONUS: Success Saturday - Positive Mindset vs Negative Thoughts

January 7th, 2017

4:41

 

Bonus Episode - Success Saturday

 

Today we discuss having a positive mindset vs allowing negative thoughts to drive how you think. 

 

Too often we think about what we don't want and not what we do want. 

 

Let's …

Ep 46 – Q A Do I Need an Employee Manual?

January 6th, 2017

11:48

Episode 46 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Q & A Do I Need an Employee Manual for my Business? 

Set Expectations with Your Team from Day 1

In today’s episode: We discuss why it is critical …

Ep 45 – Should you Hang Out with Your Employees After Work?

January 4th, 2017

15:59

Episode 45 – Should you Hang Out with Your Employees After Work?  

Today’s Topic:  Do You Own a Business or Just a Job?

Subtitle: How to Avoid the …

Ep 44 - Do You Own a Business or Just a Job?

January 2nd, 2017

12:17

Episode 44 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Do You Own a Business or Just a Job?

 

In today’s episode: We discuss how most small businesses owners actually own a job and not a business. We will …

Bonus Episode: Success Saturday - Which Road to Take

December 31st, 2016

3:52

Quote: 

“Alice asked the Cheshire Cat, who was sitting in a tree, “What road do I take?”

The cat asked, “Where do you want to go?”

“I don’t know,” Alice answered.

“Then,” said the cat, “it really doesn’t matter, …

Ep 43 Q A How Much Should I Budget for Advertising?

December 30th, 2016

13:31

Episode 43 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Q & A How Much Should I Budget for Advertising?

In today’s episode: We …

Ep 42 – What are Best Practices Why You Need Them

December 28th, 2016

13:08

Episode 42 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  What are Best Practices & Why You Need Them 

In today’s episode: We discuss Best Practices and why they are critical to your small business’s …

Ep 41 The 5 Pros / 5 Cons I Learned from Owning a Franchise

December 26th, 2016

18:39

Episode 41 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  5 Pros & 5 Cons I Learned from Owning a Franchise

In today’s episode: We discuss 10 things I learned from owning a franchise. A franchise isn’t …

Bonus Episode: Success Saturday - The Best Gift You Can Give

December 24th, 2016

4:08

HELPFUL LINKS

Podcast Website: LocalSmallBusinessCoach.com

Leave your Message on the website with the Speak Pipe Button or just email me at Tammy@LocalSmallBusinessCoach.com

Our Training Materials for Local Small …

Ep 40 – Q A How to Drive Sales During Seasonal Slow Months

December 23rd, 2016

14:28

Episode 40 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Q & A How to Drive Sales During Seasonal Slow Months 

In today’s episode: We discuss how to increase your sales during your seasonal down time. …

Ep 39 – Should You Share Your Financials with Your Employees?

December 21st, 2016

18:06

Episode 39 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Should You Share Your Financials with Your Employees? 

In today’s episode: We …

Ep 38 - Do You Need a College Degree to Run a Successful Business

December 19th, 2016

20:59

Episode 38 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Do You Need a College Degree to Run a Successful Business

In today’s episode: We …

Bonus Episode: Success Saturday - Are You Suffering from a Lack of Inspiration?

December 17th, 2016

4:15

Are you currently suffering from a lack of inspiration to do what you need to do? You are not alone. 

 

HELPFUL LINKS

Podcast Website: LocalSmallBusinessCoach.com

Leave your Message on the website with the Speak Pipe …

Ep 37 Q A: When Should I Hire an Assistant Manager

December 16th, 2016

18:01

Episode 37 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Q & A:  When Should I Hire an Assistant Manager       

 

Use an Assistant …

Ep 36 – How Lack of Communication Can Kill Your Business

December 14th, 2016

19:29

Episode 36 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  How Lack of Communication Can Kill Your Business     

 

My Rant on Power Communication from Business Owner to Business Owner

 

In today’s episode: We …

Ep 35 - What You Can Learn from Big Box Retailers the Power of Add On Items

December 12th, 2016

18:34

Episode 35 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  What You Can Learn from Big Box Retailers & the Power of Add On Items  

 

Bonus Episode: Success Saturday - Your people are the key to your success!

December 10th, 2016

2:20

Bonus Episode: Success Saturday - Your people are  the key to your success!

 

Today we talk a few minutes about your employees and how they are the key to your success!

Ep 34 - Q A Help! I Keep Losing Employees

December 9th, 2016

11:52

Episode 34 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Q & A Help! I Keep Losing Employees      

 

In today’s episode: We have question from a listener who is losing employees and wants to know how to …

Ep 33 - 4 Ways Turnover Costs You Thousands of Dollars a Year

December 7th, 2016

13:20

Episode 33 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  4 Ways Turnover Costs You Thousands of Dollars a Year      

 

In today’s episode:

Ep 32 – 7 Reasons Your Employee Turnover Might Be High

December 5th, 2016

15:28

Episode 32 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  7 Reasons Your Employee Turnover Might Be High      

 

In today’s episode: The loss of employees can be tough on your business. Constantly hiring and …

Bonus Episode: Success Saturday: Finding Your Daily Motivation

December 3rd, 2016

4:27

Bonus Episode 4: Success Saturday

Today’s Topic:  Finding that Daily Motivation   

 

In today’s episode: We talk a few moments about finding that daily motivation to keep going and chasing out dreams and success

 

Ep 31 Q A: How Can an Introvert Drum Up Business?

December 2nd, 2016

16:18

Episode 31 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Q & A: How Can an Introvert Drum Up Business?    

 

In today’s episode: We discuss the various ways that an introvert must conduct business. While …

Ep 30 - What Are Loss Leaders and Why Your Small Business Needs Them

November 30th, 2016

13:19

Episode 30 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  What Are Loss Leaders and Why Your Small Business Needs Them 

 

In today’s episode: We discuss what loss leaders are and how they can help you drive …

Ep 29 - Think Like a Leader Not a Manager

November 28th, 2016

20:58

Episode 29 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Think Like a Leader Not a Manager 

 

In today’s episode: We discuss the …

Bonus Episode: Success Saturday - Build Your Own Dream

November 26th, 2016

3:24

Bonus Episode: Success Saturday - Build Your Own Dream

Stop Building Other People's Dreams and Build Your Own

 

Today we discuss why you need to build your own dream and stop building someone else's dream. 

 

HELPFUL …

Ep 28 – Q A – Any Advice on How to Save My Business from Failing?

November 25th, 2016

17:06

 

Episode 28 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic:  Q & A – Any Advice on How to Save My Business from Failing?

 

In today’s episode: We take a question from Tina who's business is starting to fail …

Ep 27 - 5 Ways Your Local Small Business is Growing or Dying

November 23rd, 2016

10:35

Episode 27 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic: Is Your Local Small Business Growing or Dying?   

 

In today’s episode: We discuss why you want to identify if your local small business is in a dying …

Ep 26 - Time to Start Planning Next Years Business Goals for Your Small Business

November 21st, 2016

16:15

Episode 26 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic: Time to Start Planning Next Years Business Goals for Your Small Business 

 

 

In today’s episode: We discuss why it is critical for you to set your …

Bonus Episode: Success Saturday: Don't Compare Yourself to Others

November 19th, 2016

3:12

Bonus Episode / Success Saturday – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic: Don't Compare Yourself to Others

 

Shownotes:

Hey Local Small Business Owners, welcome to our Success Saturday Bonus Quickie …

Ep 25 Q A: Frustrated By Lack of Sales in Pool Cleaning Business

November 18th, 2016

15:58

Episode 25 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Today’s Topic: Q & A: Frustrated By Lack of Sales in Pool Cleaning Business  

 

In today’s …

Ep 24 - How I Survived a Failed Business

November 16th, 2016

17:20

Episode 24 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Today’s Topic: How I Survived a Failed Business 

 

In today’s episode: I will share my small …

Ep 23 - You Have to Do the Work!

November 14th, 2016

15:27

Episode 23 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

 

Today’s Topic: You Have to Do the Work!

 

In today’s episode: We discuss a great conversation I had with a local small business owner and a frustration I have with …

BONUS: Success Saturday: Believe You Can!

November 12th, 2016

4:25

Bonus Episode – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Success Saturday: Believe You Can!

 

In today’s episode: We start our new Success Saturday episodes where we will dive in for a quick nugget on things that help us …

Ep 22 – Q A: Do Car Wraps Really Work?

November 11th, 2016

15:43

Episode 22 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic: Ep 22 – Q & A: Do Car Wraps Really Work? 

 

In today’s episode: We take a …

Ep 21 – 25 Reasons Local Small Businesses Fail

November 9th, 2016

27:32

Episode 21 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today’s Topic: The 25 Reasons Local Small Businesses Fail

 

In today’s episode: We discuss the top reasons that local small business often fail. By knowing what causes …

Ep 20 - The 3 Ways to Increase Your Local Small Business's Sales

November 7th, 2016

20:56

Episode 20 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today We Discuss: The 3 Ways to Increase Your Local Small Business's Sales

 

In today’s episode: We discuss the 3 core ways that you can increase your small businesses …

Ep 19 – Q A: Dealing with Problem Employees in Your Local Small Business

November 4th, 2016

16:49

Episode 19 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today We Discuss: Q & A Friday:  Dealing with Problem Employees in Your Local Small Business

 

In today’s episode: We answer a question from one of you! Tom is …

Ep 18 - Why Your Small Business Needs a Sales Journal or Log

November 2nd, 2016

16:04

Episode 18 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today We Discuss: Why Your Small Business Needs a Sales Journal or Log

 

In today’s episode: We …

Ep 17 - Walk Your Local Small Business Thru Your Customer's Eyes

October 31st, 2016

17:11

Episode 17 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today We Discuss: Walk Your Local Small Business Thru Your Customer's Eyes

 

In today’s episode: We discuss why it is critical that you walk your business through your …

Ep 16 - Q A: Help, I Need More Advertising! for my Local Small Business

October 28th, 2016

23:29

Episode 16 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today We Discuss: Q &A: Help, I Need More Advertising!

 

In today’s episode: We discuss a Franchisee’s question on not getting enough advertising

Shownotes:

 

Ep 15 Is Your Local Small Business Failing Due to Your Success?

October 26th, 2016

15:03

Episode 15 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today We Discuss: Are You a Victim of Your Own Success

 

In today’s episode: We discuss how your success can lead to your business’s failure.

 

Shownotes:

You always …

Ep 14 – Learning from Other People’s Mistakes Successes to Grow Your Local Small Business

October 24th, 2016

16:33

Episode 14 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today We Discuss: Learning from Other People’s Mistakes & Successes to Grow your Local Small Business

 

In today’s episode, we will discuss how critical that you …

Ep 13 - Q A: Finding Help that Sticks Around for Your Local Small Business

October 21st, 2016

17:17

Episode 13 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today We Discuss: Question on Finding Help that Sticks Around

 

In today’s episode, we will discuss why do I think your team is your #1 asset.

For today’s question, …

Ep 12 - Your People Are Your Greatest Asset in Your Local Small Business

October 19th, 2016

17:40

Episode 12 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today We Discuss: Your People Are Your Greatest Asset

 

In today’s episode, we will discuss why do I think your team is your #1 asset.

Plain and simple. They are the …

Ep 11 - Partner with a Real Estate Agent to Double / Triple Your Sales in Your Local Small Business

October 17th, 2016

23:32

Episode 11 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today We Discuss: Partner with a Real Estate Agent to Double / Triple Your Sales in Your Local Small Business

 

In today’s episode, we will discuss a great way for …

Ep 10 - Q A: Starting a Local Business to Pay off Your Debt

October 14th, 2016

22:34

Episode 10 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today We Discuss: Question on Starting a Local Business to Pay off Your Debt

 

In today’s episode, James is thinking of starting a local small business to help pay off …

Ep 9 - Your Small Business's Brand and What it Stands For

October 12th, 2016

18:45

Episode 9 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today We Discuss: Your Small Business's Brand and What it Stands For

 

In today’s episode.  We are going to discuss your company’s brand and what is stands for.

Keep in …

Ep 8 - Customer Service is Your Small Business's Secret Sauce

October 10th, 2016

23:12

Episode 8 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast

Today We Discuss: Customer Service is Your Business’s Secret Sauce

You all know customer service is important. But do you BELIEVE in your heart that it is important? …

Ep 7 – Q A: How Can I go from $35k to $100k Profit in my local small business?

October 7th, 2016

19:24

Episode 7 – Question Episode – How Can I go from $35k to $100k Profit in my Local Small Business?

 

Welcome back to the Local Small Business Coach …

Ep 6 - Standing Out from Your Competition

October 5th, 2016

28:54

Episode 6 – Standing Out from Your Competition in Your Local Small Business

 

Welcome back to the Local Small Business Coach Podcast, I am your coach Tammy Adams.

This is episode 6 and today we are going to discuss how …

Ep 5 - Is Your Ego Getting in the Way of Your Small Business’s Success?

October 3rd, 2016

23:34

Episode 5 Is Your Ego Getting in the Way of Your Small Business’s Success?

 

Today we are going to talk about our Ego and how it can get in the way of our Business’s success.

 

I’m sure some of you cringed when I said …

Ep 4 - The 8 Steps Local Small Business Owners Need to Take to Make $100,000 in Profit?

September 30th, 2016

29:04

Episode 4 - Part 2 - Can Local Small Business Owners Make $100,000 in Profit? These are the 8 Steps they Need to Take

 

CLICK to WATCH THE VIDEO

Welcome back to the Local Small Business Coach Podcast, I am your coach …

Ep 3 - Can Local Small Business Owners Make $100,000 in Profit?

September 28th, 2016

30:18
YES!! Local Small Business Owners Can Make $100,000 in Profit!

 

Here is a peek at the Show Notes from the Episode: 

 

Welcome to Episode #3 of the Local Small Business Coach Podcast. Today we are going to discuss…

Ep 2 - Working On Your Business Not Just In Your Business

September 26th, 2016

23:23

Episode 2 LSBC -  Working On Your Business & Not Just In Your Business

 

Hey everyone, hope your day is going well. Thanks for sharing part of it with me.

 

For today’s episode we are going to discuss one of the …

Being Open to Change in Your Local Small Business

September 25th, 2016

20:00

Episode 1 LSBC -  Being Open to Change in Your Business

  

Welcome back to our Official Episode #1 of the Local Small Business Coach Podcast. …

Welcome to the Badass Business Owner Podcast!

September 25th, 2016

8:32
The Badass Business Owner Podcast is officially Born (But back then, it was called the Local Small Business Coach Podcast)

 

Hi and welcome to The Badass Business Owner (formally the Local Small Business Coach …
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