Small Business Show

Synopsis

Giving You The Business Every Week

Episodes

  • Small Business Marketing – Our Stories. Part 1 – SBS 44

    Small Business Marketing – Our Stories. Part 1 – SBS 44

    11/12/2015 Duration: 39min

    Shannon and Dave share their own thoughts about marketing as it relates to their businesses. In Part 1 of the Small Business Marketing show, advertising is a focus with discussions about pay per click, display ads, podcasts and reviews. What marketing methods have worked for you? Share your story with us in the comments below […] The post Small Business Marketing – Our Stories. Part 1 – SBS 44 appeared first on The Small Business Show.

  • Kickstarter, the Value of Ideas and Taxes – Small Business Show Episode 43

    Kickstarter, the Value of Ideas and Taxes – Small Business Show Episode 43

    02/12/2015 Duration: 38min

    Ever had a million-dollar idea? Shannon and Dave discuss what that actually means and the realities behind bringing an idea to fruition. Kickstarter is a big part of that discussion, from both good and bad angles. But first, your two business geeks share a little tax talk about what you should be doing now to be sure […] The post Kickstarter, the Value of Ideas and Taxes – Small Business Show Episode 43 appeared first on The Small Business Show.

  • Small Business end of year tasks and opportunities – SBS 42

    Small Business end of year tasks and opportunities – SBS 42

    25/11/2015 Duration: 30min

    With just a few weeks left before the calendar ticks over to 2016, it’s time to start thinking about a few things: what to do for your employees? What do do for your customers? What to do for yourself? Taxes, health insurance, gifts, bonuses and more are the seeds for today’s topics. Listen to your […] The post Small Business end of year tasks and opportunities – SBS 42 appeared first on The Small Business Show.

  • Losing Employees, Confidential Information and Moral – SBS 41

    Losing Employees, Confidential Information and Moral – SBS 41

    19/11/2015 Duration: 37min

    Shannon and Dave dig into the mailbag today to answer a trio of questions from folks dealing with departing employees. Various reasons and scenarios led to the departures, and those each play a huge part in the advice and thoughts shared by your two favorite business geeks. On top of that, Dave spends a little […] The post Losing Employees, Confidential Information and Moral – SBS 41 appeared first on The Small Business Show.

  • A decade of small business experiences with Mick’s Macs – SBS 40

    A decade of small business experiences with Mick’s Macs – SBS 40

    12/11/2015 Duration: 41min

    Mick Guinn started Mick’s Macs ten years ago and has learned a lot about being a small business owner during that time. He has always made sure to keep a focus on what his employees actually need, being careful not to project his own desires onto others. He also shares some advice on how to […] The post A decade of small business experiences with Mick’s Macs – SBS 40 appeared first on The Small Business Show.

  • Small Business Legal – David Sparks advises and starts businesses

    Small Business Legal – David Sparks advises and starts businesses

    04/11/2015 Duration: 47min

    David Sparks, long time attorney and long-time geek left the practice he had been with for decades to branch out on his own. Using his geek skills to build the foundation for his nascent practice’s infrastructure, David is able to better service his clients and carve out that valuable time to spend with family and […] The post Small Business Legal – David Sparks advises and starts businesses appeared first on The Small Business Show.

  • Home Automation as a Business with My Auto Home

    Home Automation as a Business with My Auto Home

    28/10/2015 Duration: 32min

    Juan Collao from My Auto Home discusses home automation as a business. His company helps customers dissect and decipher the best way to automate their specific homes, right down to which light switch to use. Juan’s business is new and he’s already a very astute businessperson. Some great insights in this episode – well worth a […] The post Home Automation as a Business with My Auto Home appeared first on The Small Business Show.

  • Outside Advice for your Small Business and Social Media Tips

    Outside Advice for your Small Business and Social Media Tips

    21/10/2015 Duration: 31min

    Shannon and Dave talk through the benefits of having someone unrelated to your business act as a sounding board. Almost like creating your own, mini Board of Directors, it’s valuable to have a trusted confidant or two who can give you honest advice, even if it’s from outside your business, looking in. Then it’s on […] The post Outside Advice for your Small Business and Social Media Tips appeared first on The Small Business Show.

  • Small Business Management Tips from Marilyn Weinstein, Vivo CEO

    Small Business Management Tips from Marilyn Weinstein, Vivo CEO

    14/10/2015 Duration: 34min

    Marilyn Weinstein, founder and CEO of Vivo, says “When you’re the owner, you don’t have the confidence that somebody else’s money gives you.” One trick is building a small business management team so that you’re the “other person” with the money, and delegating those decisions to someone else. Having a partner can mitigate that from day […] The post Small Business Management Tips from Marilyn Weinstein, Vivo CEO appeared first on The Small Business Show.

  • Business advice from Brian Friss of Digistor on the Small Business Show

    Business advice from Brian Friss of Digistor on the Small Business Show

    07/10/2015 Duration: 35min

    Brian Friss joins us today on the Small Business Show. Brian co-founded DIGISTOR back in 2001 and one of the first things he did was to throw away the business plan he had. Instead he followed and guided his business through an evolution reflective of his marketplace, even changing his core products as necessary throughout […] The post Business advice from Brian Friss of Digistor on the Small Business Show appeared first on The Small Business Show.

  • KC Tool Business Interview – Finding your niche and being number one.

    KC Tool Business Interview – Finding your niche and being number one.

    30/09/2015 Duration: 42min

    Kyle Baccus, founder of KC Tool, America’s number one German tool distributor joins Shannon and Dave on the podcast today to talk about how he started his business. He talks through a number of things he’s learned, including how it pays off to be thoughtful before you start, considering how being in a small niche […] The post KC Tool Business Interview – Finding your niche and being number one. appeared first on The Small Business Show.

  • Marketplaces Require More Management Than Your Own Store

    Marketplaces Require More Management Than Your Own Store

    23/09/2015 Duration: 33min

    A good chunk of Shannon’s business revolves around selling in various marketplaces like eBay and Amazon. As such, he’s learned a few tricks over the years that can help anyone selling in these marketplaces, large and small. Learn why it might be good to diversify your public brand in each marketplace; learn why it’s good […] The post Marketplaces Require More Management Than Your Own Store appeared first on The Small Business Show.

  • Doug Sassaman of RepriceIt Talks Business … and Life

    Doug Sassaman of RepriceIt Talks Business … and Life

    16/09/2015 Duration: 39min

    Doug Sassaman of RepriceIt.com joins Shannon and Dave today to talk about how solving his own problem of repricing the items he was selling on Amazon led to quitting his day job and solving the same problem for others. Doug talks a lot about maintaining the work/life balance and ensuring he always reaps the benefits […] The post Doug Sassaman of RepriceIt Talks Business … and Life appeared first on The Small Business Show.

  • “My Life Is Tax Deductible”  Other Intangible Benefits of Running a Small Business

    “My Life Is Tax Deductible” & Other Intangible Benefits of Running a Small Business

    09/09/2015 Duration: 25min

    Shannon and Dave intentionally run with no agenda today and the result is them discussing the intangible benefits of running a small business. Some of the best benefits don’t appear on your profit and loss statement, at least not in an obvious way. Opportunities like travel, attending special events, writing off the purchase of your […] The post “My Life Is Tax Deductible” & Other Intangible Benefits of Running a Small Business appeared first on The Small Business Show.

  • Shopping Carts  Insurance

    Shopping Carts & Insurance

    02/09/2015 Duration: 43min

    What small business shopping cart is right for you? What type of business insurance do you need? Learn this and more on the Small Business Show today. Plus Shannon Jean & Dave Hamilton, your two small business advisors & hosts, talk about their most productive times of the day. Stuff mentioned: Squarespace Weebly Tim Cox […] The post Shopping Carts & Insurance appeared first on The Small Business Show.

  • Tim Cox from ZingPR – Helping Everyone Find Their Voice

    Tim Cox from ZingPR – Helping Everyone Find Their Voice

    26/08/2015 Duration: 58min

    Tim Cox from ZingPR joins Shannon and Dave today to talk about what it’s like to tell other people’s stories while still making sure to tell his own. That, plus what it’s like taking over a business from one’s spouse! All of this and more in today’s Small Business Show! The post Tim Cox from ZingPR – Helping Everyone Find Their Voice appeared first on The Small Business Show.

  • Disaster Strikes! What Do You Do?

    Disaster Strikes! What Do You Do?

    19/08/2015 Duration: 26min

    Every business will encounter “disaster” scenarios. The real question is about how you, the business owner, handles them? Shannon and Dave have been through them and talk through some of their favorites, using war stories as a basis for sharing the lessons they’ve learned. Communication is the key to solving problems… and about learning to […] The post Disaster Strikes! What Do You Do? appeared first on The Small Business Show.

  • Choosing The Right Accounting Software

    Choosing The Right Accounting Software

    12/08/2015 Duration: 25min

    Listener Stephan asks which accounting package is right. Shannon and Dave talk about why double-entry accounting isn’t scary (and explain what it is!), and discuss Account Edge, QuickBooks, Freshbooks and more for you. The post Choosing The Right Accounting Software appeared first on The Small Business Show.

  • Contracts are a Fickle, Necessary Beast

    Contracts are a Fickle, Necessary Beast

    05/08/2015 Duration: 27min

    Formal agreements are helpful in that they allow you to document your ideas, goals and parameters at a moment in time. What gets interesting is when one of the parties either interprets it differently from the others or wants to change it entirely. This can be a good time for everyone involved to reflect upon […] The post Contracts are a Fickle, Necessary Beast appeared first on The Small Business Show.

  • Pricing: When The Customer Is Rarely Right – Small Business Show 25

    Pricing: When The Customer Is Rarely Right – Small Business Show 25

    29/07/2015 Duration: 31min

    Shannon and Dave let loose on their favorite pricing secrets, and then let loose on customers who don’t want to follow them (except they really do!). You might agree or disagree with what your two favorite business geeks have to say, but you’ll definitely want to listen! The post Pricing: When The Customer Is Rarely Right – Small Business Show 25 appeared first on The Small Business Show.

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