Small Business Show

Synopsis

Giving You The Business Every Week

Episodes

  • 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.

  • Business Banking with Paul Knowlton – Small Business Show 24

    Business Banking with Paul Knowlton – Small Business Show 24

    21/07/2015 Duration: 34min

    Business banker Paul Knowlton joins Shannon and Dave today to talk business banking, including how relationship transparency is important… as well as the Beer Test. Learn why it’s important to create a paper trail for your business early on, and learn how to be realistic when heading in to talk to your banker! The post Business Banking with Paul Knowlton – Small Business Show 24 appeared first on The Small Business Show.

  • The Delegation Episode – Small Business Show 23

    The Delegation Episode – Small Business Show 23

    15/07/2015 Duration: 32min

    Delegation is probably the most important thing you need to do in order to grow your business. Problem is, it doesn’t come naturally to most anyone who has what it takes to start a business. With that in mind, Shannon and Dave talk through their experiences (successes … and failures!) with delegation, and Shannon explains just […] The post The Delegation Episode – Small Business Show 23 appeared first on The Small Business Show.

  • Embracing Change and Balancing Risk with Mike DeGoey – DBA Small Business Show 22

    Embracing Change and Balancing Risk with Mike DeGoey – DBA Small Business Show 22

    09/07/2015 Duration: 39min

    Mike DeGoey originally bought Mendocino Glove through business broker, BizBen.com. Since then, though, he’s really made the business his own, and now is going through a rebranding process to call it Workman Glove and Safety, better reflecting what his business does now. We learned some great things from Mike, including that we all need to […] The post Embracing Change and Balancing Risk with Mike DeGoey – DBA Small Business Show 22 appeared first on The Small Business Show.

  • Listener Questions: Making Cold Calls  Joint Ventures – DBA Small Business Show 21

    Listener Questions: Making Cold Calls & Joint Ventures – DBA Small Business Show 21

    30/06/2015 Duration: 34min

    Digging into the mailbag this week, Shannon and Dave answer YOUR questions. How best do you handle cold-calling? Is that a necessary part of growing one’s business? And then it’s on to what to look out for when heading into a joint venture. Do you need an attorney and what other steps should you take? […] The post Listener Questions: Making Cold Calls & Joint Ventures – DBA Small Business Show 21 appeared first on The Small Business Show.

  • Jon Barretto from Fully Laced, Building Relationships  Stashing Your Cash – DBA Small Business Show 20

    Jon Barretto from Fully Laced, Building Relationships & Stashing Your Cash – DBA Small Business Show 20

    24/06/2015 Duration: 22min

    Jon Barretto at FullyLaced.com joins Shannon and Dave today to tell all his stories and share his secrets to success. Learn just how far the skill of building relationships can take you… and learn when to stash your cash! You can learn more about Jon and follow FullyLaced on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, too. The post Jon Barretto from Fully Laced, Building Relationships & Stashing Your Cash – DBA Small Business Show 20 appeared first on The Small Business Show.

  • Hiring, Firing and Salaries – DBA Small Business Show 19

    Hiring, Firing and Salaries – DBA Small Business Show 19

    17/06/2015 Duration: 41min

    Three very difficult — and unnatural — tasks for any small business owner involve the hiring, firing and wage-setting for employees. Shannon and Dave talk through their experiences they’ve encountered going through all of this. Hear about the pitfalls and, yes, even some success stories they’ve had, too. Even more important, though, are YOUR stories. […] The post Hiring, Firing and Salaries – DBA Small Business Show 19 appeared first on The Small Business Show.

  • Running Out of Gas is The Best Way to Start a Business – DBA Small Business Show 18

    Running Out of Gas is The Best Way to Start a Business – DBA Small Business Show 18

    12/06/2015 Duration: 32min

    RJ Waldron from Northwind Outfitters joins Shannon and Dave tonight to talk about his fishing and hunting guide business. As always, the conversation turns to the little things that matter, and RJ delivers with some great stories about customer service trumping all. Well, that and Quicken. Listen for details and enjoy! If you have questions […] The post Running Out of Gas is The Best Way to Start a Business – DBA Small Business Show 18 appeared first on The Small Business Show.

  • Starting a Business Quickly – DBA Small Business Show 17

    Starting a Business Quickly – DBA Small Business Show 17

    03/06/2015 Duration: 27min

    Today Shannon and Dave dig into the mailbag and answer a listener’s email about getting started. What’s the quickest way to accept money from clients in the name of your new company? How should one go about getting incorporated? What structures are there? Consider this a survey course in all of that… and more! The post Starting a Business Quickly – DBA Small Business Show 17 appeared first on The Small Business Show.

  • Business Partnerships: The Good, The Bad and More! DBA Small Business Show 16

    Business Partnerships: The Good, The Bad and More! DBA Small Business Show 16

    28/05/2015 Duration: 44min

    Having a partner can be key to the success of you and your business. Someone to keep you accountable and someone else to do the work that you can’t makes great sense. But there’s a flipside, too, and not all of it is pretty. Hear from two serial partners about what has worked for them… […] The post Business Partnerships: The Good, The Bad and More! DBA Small Business Show 16 appeared first on The Small Business Show.

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