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Business Questions Answered Here

48 EpisodesProduced by J Cleveland PayneWebsite

J Cleveland Payne takes 20-plus years of working in various aspects of business and answers question submitted by listeners from his perspective.

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Episode #047 - Should I Be On Clubhouse?

April 22nd, 2021


Business questions answered here this week include:
- Should I be on Clubhouse? (Ervin)
- How do I manage the massive time zone difference and maintain …

Episode #046 - How Do I Manage My Relationship With Former Peers After A Promotion?

April 15th, 2021


Business questions answered here this week include:
- How do I manage my relationship with former peers after a promotion? (Joy)
- Should I ‘Google’ …

Episode #045 - How Do I Get My Employees To Do More Work For A Company Doing Poorly Financially?

April 1st, 2021


Business questions answered here this week include:
- How Do I Get My Employees To Do More Work For A Company Doing Poorly Financially?
- …

Episode #044 - What Are People Supposed To Do Whenever They Get Fired From A Job?

March 25th, 2021


Business questions answered here this week include:
- What are people supposed to do whenever they get fired from a job? (Scott)
- Should I feel guilty …

Episode #043 - How Do I Hire For A Small Issue That Could Grow To A Larger One, But Also May Not?

March 11th, 2021


Business questions answered here this week include:
-How do I hire for a small issue that could grow to a larger one, but also may not? (Carla)
-How to …

Episode #042 - What Is The Real Impact On A Small Business With A Higher Minimum Wage?

March 4th, 2021


Business questions answered here this week include:
- What is the real impact on a small business if they are forced to raise their wages by up to 100%? (Jim)
- What is it about my marketing and messaging that is not …

Episode #041 - Does My Packaging Really Help Me Sell My Products?

January 21st, 2021


For this week’s podcast, Ken asked, “Does my packaging really help me sell my products, or is it just an unnecessary expense that limits my revenue potential?”
JoAnna asked, “What do I need to consider in making hiring …

Episode #040 - Can I Keep An Employee Working Past Their Two-Week Notice?

December 12th, 2019


This week, Brigitte asked, "I had a situation with a troubled employee that caused to stellar employees to put in their notice of leaving. One gave …

Episode #039 - How Do I Fix The Finances Of A Business That Is Already Running?

December 5th, 2019


This week, Shane asked, "I started a mobile entertainment business with my two brothers because we love to have fun together, and we thought we could …

Episode #038 - What Can I Do To Get A Business Off The Ground?

November 21st, 2019


This week, Tandy asks, "I have worked hard for the past six years trying to launch several businesses, with no positive results. Everything from MLM …

Episode #037 - Are Rich People Really Trying To Hide The Keys To Their Success?

March 21st, 2019


This week's episode is a question I came up with after reading the article "4 financial secrets rich people don't want you to know" at yesterday, and reviewing the glut of commentary put out on the article. …

Episode #036 – How Do I Manage A 'Hard To Manage' Employee?

January 4th, 2019


And we ask you, "Do you have a process for documenting poor employee performance?'

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Episode #034 – What 'Year End' Activities Should I Do For My Business?

December 20th, 2018


And we ask you, “How are you getting your business affairs in order in preparation for the new year?”

Episode #033 - Can You Go Too Far In Worshiping Your Rock Star Employees?

November 22nd, 2018


And we ask you, "Are you giving too much attention to your organizations’ ‘Rock Stars?’"

Episode #032 - So I Really Can't Have Work-Life Balance?

November 15th, 2018


And we ask you, "Are you still trying to make work-life balance possible?"

Episode #031 - Do I Need To Create New Social Media Accounts For A New Project?

November 8th, 2018


And we ask you, "Are you running separate social media accounts for yourself and your business?"

Episode #030 - Is This A Part-Time Job Or A Side Hustle?

November 1st, 2018


And we ask you, "Are you working your own side hustle or just being 'entrepreneurial?'

Episode #029 - Where Are The Five Guys I'm Supposed To Be The Average Of?

October 25th, 2018


And we ask you, "Who are the five business people that you support most often?"

Episode #028 - Does Marketing With Free Giveaways Really Work?

April 11th, 2018


And we ask you, "Is free stuff an appealing thing for you when you are being marketed to?"

Episode #027 - How Do I Ask For More Money To Coincide With My Expanded Role?

April 4th, 2018


And we ask you, “How do you manage situations of being unfairly taken advantage of with 'other duties as assigned?'”

Episode #026 - Is The ‘Coaching’ Industry Full Of Scammers?

March 27th, 2018


And we ask you, "Do you have an business or accountability coach?"

Episode #025 - Do I Have To File An Annual Report?

March 20th, 2018


And we ask you, "How frequent are your company’s reviews and evaluations?"

Episode #024 - Time To Get A Regular Job?

March 13th, 2018


And we ask you, "When do you leave your day job?"

Episode #023 - Should I Open My New Boutique At The Mall?

March 6th, 2018


This week’s question comes from Solange, who asks, “I finally have enough business to move my dress making and alterations business out of my parents …

Episode #022 - A Good Company Name, A Bad Temp Employee, & Revisiting Fears Of Choosing The Wrong Career Path

November 8th, 2017


How to name your company for success, waiting out the poor performance of a temp employee, and rethinking going out to get your MBA.

Episode #021 - Trusting Coaching, Battling Bad Reviews & Revisiting Raising Prices To Match Clients

October 25th, 2017


This week, we answer questions for Lisabeth, who is skeptical of the merits of business coaching, Gita, who thinks she knows who's trying to besmirch her family business, and Candice, revisiting a question raising …

Episode #020 - Work Relationship Crossroads, Business Mixer, & Revisiting Promotion Through Snapchat & Other Social Media Platforms

October 17th, 2017


This week, we answer questions for Terri, who has found herself at a relationship crossroads with a former peer, Geena, who does not want to go to the bar for a business mixer, and John, revisiting a question on …

Episode #019 - Upgrading Materials & Prices, A Steady Schedule For More Side Hustling Time, & Revisiting The Pros Of 'Content Marketing'

October 9th, 2017


Business Questions Answered Here returns with a new format featuring more question and answers from J Cleveland Payne.

This week, he answers questions for Cass, who wants to convince her sister to buy better quality …

Episode #018 - How Do I Make My Side Hustle Legit-Legal--Next Year? (Quincy)

April 18th, 2017


Quincey asks, “What do I need to do to take my side-hustle legit--next year?”

Episode #017 – Getting People To Respect Continuity (Debra)

March 28th, 2017


Debra asks, "Is the possible reward of creating office continuity worth the risk?" Continue reading →

Episode #016 – Is ‘Dead Tree' Advertising Worth The ‘Dead Tree' Dollars I'll Spend? (Dale)

March 21st, 2017


Dale asks, "Is print advertising still worth paying for?" Continue reading →

Episode #015 – Why Is Everyone Give Away So Much For Free? (Sasha)

November 29th, 2016


Sasha asks, "What is the payoff from all the work that goes into content marketing?" Continue reading →

Episode #014 – Why Aren't They Selecting Work From The Low Bidder? (Arsenio)

October 18th, 2016


Arsenio asks, "Shouldn't being the low bidder for a project give me a better chances of winning gaining more business?

Episode #013 – Is Crowdfunding A Business Project A Bad Idea? (Trev)

September 20th, 2016


Trev asks, "Is crowdfunding a good way to get development cash for smaller experimental projects?"

Episode #012 – Why Are My Employees Not Getting Their Work Done? (Paula)

September 13th, 2016


Paula asks, "Why are my 'rock stars' employees not doing great work?'

Episode #011 – Do I Need To Be On Snapchat? (John)

September 6th, 2016


John asks, "Is Snapchat, or any social media site, worth the effort?"

Episode #010 – Is It Time To Raise My Prices? (Candice)

August 30th, 2016


Candice asks, "If clients balk at my low rates, should I raise them?"

Episode #009 – Should I Stay Or Should I Go? (Brandon)

August 23rd, 2016


Brandon asks, "Should I bail on my unfulfilling job and my new career in business?"

Episode #008 – My Self-Service Customers Want Me To Do All Their Work (Lisa)

August 16th, 2016


Lisa asks, "How do I handle self-service customers who want me to do their work, but do not want to pay me?"

Episode #004 – How Do I Find Time For My Side Hustle? (James)

July 19th, 2016


James asks, "How do I find more time for my side hustle and get some rest?"

Episode #003 – Is Work/Life Balance Even Possible? (Susan)

July 12th, 2016


Susan asks, "Is really possible to find balance in work and life?"

Episode #002 – I've Got To Many Ideas (Tyler)

July 5th, 2016


Tyler asks, "How do I pare down some of my ideas?"

Episode #000 – An Introduction Episode

June 28th, 2016


So why did I launch a podcast to answer business questions?

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