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Our show is education-based to give information to entrepreneurs to help them know the rules and regulations that need to be followed to help them avoid penalties and keep them in compliance. It also offers tips for success in various areas including marketing, website design, budgeting, understanding information on financial reports and more.By listening to this program, you will learn about specific regulations in the areas of business licenses, payroll, sales tax (for online and brick and mortal sellers), 1099 processing and other compliance tasks. You will also hear tips from experts to help you manage and grow your business to be more profitable.Topics will include labor law updates, creating systems and processes, building a team, understanding the differences, features and benefits of desktop versus cloud based software, creating a marketing plan, and other important topics for entrepreneurs.

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Our show is education-based to give information to entrepreneurs to help them know the rules and regulations that need to be followed to help them avoid penalties and keep them in compliance. It also offers tips for success in various areas including marketing, website design, budgeting, understanding information on financial reports and more.By listening to this program, you will learn about specific regulations in the areas of business licenses, payroll, sales tax (for online and brick and mortal sellers), 1099 processing and other compliance tasks. You will also hear tips from experts to help you manage and grow your business to be more profitable.Topics will include labor law updates, creating systems and processes, building a team, understanding the differences, features and benefits of desktop versus cloud based software, creating a marketing plan, and other important topics for entrepreneurs.

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How to Navigate Health Benefits Compliance Without the Headache with Marshall Darr

5/24/2024
I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Marshall Darr, co-founder and CEO of Stretch Dollar. As a former VP of Marketing and someone with over a decade of experience in the health insurance space, Marshall has an insightful perspective on the challenges small business owners face when it comes to providing quality, affordable benefits. In our conversation, he shared Stretch Dollar's origin story - how his own frustrations trying to find decent coverage for his distributed team sparked the idea for a flexible new approach. The way it works is simple: employers contribute tax-free dollars that employees then use to shop for and purchase their own plans, with guidance from Stretch's brokerage team. Marshall explains how this model gives people more choice and control while saving employers tons of administrative headaches. I found the interview super valuable and think you will too. Marshall offers tangible tips for streamlining benefits management and making sure employees get coverage that actually meets their needs. And I love how passionate he is about supporting entrepreneurs and small business owners specifically. So if you want to hear his best insights on navigating the regulatory landscape and optimizing health benefits compliance, don't miss this episode! Let me know what you think in the comments. https://bit.ly/CFFREGSF Support the Show. Resources: https://affordablebookkeepingandpayroll.com/resource-opt-in Become a supported of the show: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1522381/support

Duration:00:26:08

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Complying with California's New Workplace Violence Regulations with Candy Messer

5/21/2024
Did you know that California has strict new workplace violence prevention requirements that all employers need to comply with by July 2024? I cover everything you need to know, from defining workplace violence per the new labor codes to step-by-step instructions for creating a workplace violence prevention plan, incident logs, and training. I know complying with regulations can feel overwhelming, but I present this in very clear, easy-to-grasp language. I even provide free downloadable resources to help put your plan together. If you have staff in California, I highly recommend listening to get fully up to speed on what will be required over the next year. This affects practically all employers, so better to get a head start! The steps are all logical and doable if you educate yourself now. Let me know if you have any other questions! Happy to chat more about how to make this transition smooth for your business. #WorkplaceViolencePreventionCA #SB553ComplianceCA #CalOSHAViolenceTraining #WorkplaceIncidentLogCA #ReportingWorkplaceViolenceCA #CaliforniaEmployers #WorkplaceSafetyCA #EmployeeProtectionCA #WorkplaceViolenceTraining #CalOSHAComplianceCA https://bit.ly/CFFREGSF Support the Show. Resources: https://affordablebookkeepingandpayroll.com/resource-opt-in Become a supported of the show: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1522381/support

Duration:00:14:39

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The Exact Process to Go from Operator to Absentee Owner with Robert Poole

5/17/2024
Let me tell you about my fascinating guest today! Robert Poole is the co-founder of Total Business Results, where he helps entrepreneurs make the transition from being tied to their businesses as operators to becoming free as owners. He's a West Point graduate with over 25 years of experience in scaling companies into saleable assets that run without the founders. In this interview, Robert shares his own journey from operator to owner, including the mindset shifts it took. He gives actionable advice for entrepreneurs who feel trapped doing the day-to-day work, so they can get back the freedom that attracted them to owning a business in the first place. You'll discover how to build sustainable processes, recruit an empowered team, and create an organization aligned with your vision. Robert also talks about avoiding common pitfalls that can sabotage your progress. If you're an entrepreneur who wants to transform your role from doing all the work to leading a company that runs itself, don't miss Robert's insightful tactics. Get the keys to making a successful transition so you can reduce your workload and have an ownership asset to someday sell or pass along. Let us know in the comments if you've made the shift from operator to owner! What challenges did you face? How did you motivate your team to share your vision? We'd love to hear your experiences and advice too. #BusinessTransition #OwnerMindset #ProcessBuilding #BusinessGrowth #DelegationEmpowerment #SustainableBusiness #OperatorToOwner #MindsetShift #BusinessProcesses #TransitioningBusinessOwners Key Moments 00:00:00 - Introduction and Background of the Guest 00:02:38 - Transitioning from Operator to Owner 00:06:26 - Transitioning as a Solopreneur 00:09:30 - Finding the Right Team 00:12:00 - Transitioning in Different Industries 00:13:13 - Importance of Creating Processes 00:14:18 - Overcoming Overwhelm as a Business Owner 00:17:16 - Transitioning from Operator to Owner 00:20:24 - Building Business Value and Shifting Mindset 00:25:32 - Free Offer and Contact Information 00:26:15 - The Value of Building a Brand 00:26:37 - Establishing Trust with Clients 00:27:11 - Creating a Reputable Brand 00:28:04 - Process-Centric Approach 00:28:44 - Seamless Transition to New Representations https://bit.ly/CFFREGSF Support the Show. Resources: https://affordablebookkeepingandpayroll.com/resource-opt-in Become a supported of the show: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1522381/support

Duration:00:29:42

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How to Make Smart Tech Decisions for Your Business with Brian Childress

5/14/2024
Let me tell you about my fascinating chat with Brian, a technical advisor who helps business leaders make smart tech decisions. As someone who used to be an outdoor guide, Brian took an unexpected path into the tech world. But after 15+ years working in software engineering and cybersecurity, he's turned his expertise into a passion for advising executives on everything from cloud computing to choosing the right software. In our talk, Brian shares tons of practical tips for embracing technology in your business - even if you think you're not a tech person! We cover: ✔️ How to get strategic about adopting new software ✔️ Red flags to watch out for when evaluating tools ✔️ Building processes to support your tech stack ✔️ Keeping your data safe in an age of hacking And much more. Brian's insightful approach will help you navigate the complex technology landscape with confidence. So if you're an entrepreneur or exec overwhelmed by tech decisions, don't miss this friendly and informative chat! Brian even offers a free 30-minute consult for anyone preparing to make a big tech investment. Let me know what you think in the comments! #TechnologyDecisionMaking #TrustedTechnicalPartner #BusinessTechnologySolutions #StrategicTechnologyPartnership #TechConsultancy #ITConsulting #BusinessTechIntegration #TrustedTechAdvisor #TechDecisionMaking #BusinessTechTrust Key Moments 00:00:03 - Introduction to Brian Childress 00:02:22 - Brian's Career Path 00:04:15 - Choosing the Right Software 00:06:55 - Streamlining Technology Stack 00:11:53 - Red Flags in Software Selection 00:15:20 - Understanding Industry-Specific Software Needs 00:16:57 - Creating Effective Processes for Software Implementation 00:20:42 - Ensuring Data Security 00:22:26 - Identifying a Trusted Technology Consultant 00:27:43 - Testing and Implementing New Technology https://bit.ly/CFFREGSF Support the Show. Resources: https://affordablebookkeepingandpayroll.com/resource-opt-in Become a supported of the show: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1522381/support

Duration:00:31:02

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How to Build an Engaged Community with Paul Gowder

5/10/2024
Let me tell you about the fascinating conversation I recently had with Paul Gowder, visionary founder of Powwows.com. For over 25 years, Paul has dedicated himself to building an engaged community that celebrates Native American arts and culture. In this video, Paul shares his wealth of expertise on the essential elements for growing a successful online community. You'll discover his unique perspective on what community really means and why it extends far beyond any one platform. Paul offers extremely valuable advice for entrepreneurs seeking to nurture genuine connections. Learn key takeaways like tailoring your content to your community's needs, the power of email outreach, quick conflict resolution, getting help from engaged members, and more. Crucially, Paul explains why you should focus on developing relationships first rather than chasing vanity metrics. Find people truly aligned with your mission. The numbers will grow organically from there. I loved tapping into Paul's insights on community-building, including mistakes to avoid. Let me know in the comments what resonated most with you! #CommunityEngagement #ContentCreators #OnlineCommunities #AudienceEngagement #CommunityBuilding #AuthenticConnections #EngagedAudience #MeaningfulConnections #CommunityGrowth #BuildingCommunity https://bit.ly/CFFREGSF Support the Show. Resources: https://affordablebookkeepingandpayroll.com/resource-opt-in Become a supported of the show: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1522381/support

Duration:00:29:57

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The Clockwork System That Allowed My Business to Run Without Me with Candy Messer

5/7/2024
I wanted to share an exciting new program I'm offering to help entrepreneurs build more efficient, scalable businesses. As a certified Clockwork Advisor, I can guide you through implementing systems and procedures that empower your team to run operations without you. This allows you to take disengaged vacations and focus on higher-level strategic initiatives. In this video, I explain the Clockwork framework for streamlining business processes. I share how it enabled me to take a 2-week vacation with total peace of mind. My team handled everything flawlessly! I reveal the step-by-step blueprint for making your business clockwork. You'll discover: How to break free from being the bottleneck holding your company back Tips for hiring and developing a self-managing team Tools for documenting systems so anyone can step in My lessons learned from taking time off using this approach Even if you work solo right now, this video will prepare you for future growth. I invite you to watch and learn how to build a business that runs like clockwork without you! Then let me know your biggest takeaway in the comments. Looking forward to helping you gain time and freedom. #SmallBusinessEfficiency #ClockworkImplementation #EntrepreneurVacations #BusinessIndependence #CertifiedEntrepreneurProgram #SustainableBusinessGrowth #OperationalEfficiencyTips #BusinessSystemization #EmpoweredTeam #StrategicBusinessPlanning https://bit.ly/CFFREGSF Support the Show. Resources: https://affordablebookkeepingandpayroll.com/resource-opt-in Become a supported of the show: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1522381/support

Duration:00:20:20

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Get Over Yourself - Brandon Davis Reveals His Formula for Conquering Limiting Beliefs

5/3/2024
I'm back with an inspiring chat with Brandon Davis, a driven entrepreneur on a mission to empower others to overcome self-limiting beliefs. As someone who discovered business through Shark Tank and built multiple successful companies by age 25, Brandon has an engaging story to share. Through his diverse experiences, from generating millions in revenue with a sales team to developing a tech startup, he's learned how mindset is key. In this laid-back convo, Brandon explains his motto get over yourself - adopting a learning mindset to grow through life's challenges. I appreciate his authenticity in opening up about his supportive upbringing and the failures along his journey. He offers tactical advice for entrepreneurs on adapting across industries and motivating teams. I love his emphasis on mindset shifts over dwelling on rejection. Brandon also discusses tailoring his message, not expecting a one-size-fits-all approach to resonate with everyone. If you want an inspirational pep talk on getting out of your own way to accomplish big goals, have a listen! Then let me know your main takeaways in the comments. #EntrepreneurMindset #FamilySupportInBusiness #SalesLeadershipStrategies #AdaptabilityInBusiness #BusinessRelationshipBuilding #OvercomingSelfLimitingBeliefs #EntrepreneurialGrowth #TeamworkInBusiness #PersonalDevelopment #BusinessSuccessTips Key Moments 00:00:03 - Brandon's Entrepreneurial Journey 00:03:26 - The Origin of "Get Over Yourself" 00:06:39 - Overcoming Limiting Beliefs 00:09:44 - Embracing Failure and Taking Action 00:11:47 - Getting Started in Business and Life 00:15:15 - Overcoming Rejection in Sales 00:18:08 - Building Relationships with Different Generations 00:21:09 - Leadership and Team Success 00:23:23 - Focusing on Relationships in Sales 00:23:50 - Importance of Teamwork and Mentorship 00:24:48 - Learning from Team Sports 00:25:17 - Misinterpretation of "Get Over Yourself" 00:27:06 - Connecting with Brandon https://bit.ly/CFFREGSF Support the Show. Resources: https://affordablebookkeepingandpayroll.com/resource-opt-in Become a supported of the show: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1522381/support

Duration:00:31:15

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350th Lookback Episode Special!

4/30/2024
I'm back with a fun lookback at some of my favorite guests from the past 50 episodes. It's hard to believe I've recorded 350 shows already! Time really does fly when you're having fun sharing valuable business tips. I kick things off reminiscing with Mike Mannino about how seller financing allowed him to creatively finance apartment buildings. Then we hear Derek Johnson's advice on delegating by identifying team strengths. Scott Ritzheimer shares an important lesson on the founder's evolution - succeeding means adapting as your role changes over time. Donna Dube stresses that even solopreneurs need to think like CEOs to effectively lead their companies. Rich Edwards explains why AI and automation are more accessible and efficient than ever before. David Hartley predicts that the next decade will bring more change than the last 30 years combined - we all need to educate ourselves and adapt! Finally, Michele DeFilippo defines exactly what a quality lead magnet is and why it's your website's first impression. I hope you enjoy this fun look back at some of my favorite moments so far! Who do you think would benefit from tuning in? Please share this episode and leave a review. I also appreciate any financial support to keep this educational mission going strong - even small donations help immensely. Let me know your key takeaways in the comments! Until next time, stay savvy my friends. Key Moments 00:00:29 - Understanding the Path to Entrepreneurial Success 00:01:01 - Achieving Financial Freedom Through Multifamily Properties 00:03:41 - Creating a Thriving Work Environment 00:05:51 - Navigating the Founder's Evolution 00:10:39 - Embracing the CEO Mindset 00:13:28 - The Impact of Technology on Customer Experience 00:15:20 - Advancements in Cloud Computing and GPU Technology 00:17:01 - Adapting to the Evolving Business Landscape 00:18:35 - Embracing Change for Business Growth 00:19:00 - Understanding the Significance of Lead Magnets https://bit.ly/CFFREGSF Support the Show. Resources: https://affordablebookkeepingandpayroll.com/resource-opt-in Become a supported of the show: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1522381/support

Duration:00:22:50

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How Accessibility Unlocks New Customers for Small Biz Owners with Maxwell Ivey

4/26/2024
I had a fascinating chat with accessibility advisor Maxwell Ivey. You likely know him as The Blind Blogger, a serial entrepreneur making waves in online business for over 15 years. In this interview, Maxwell shares tangible tips for how small business owners can tap into the power of accessibility and inclusion to grow their customer base. Here's what you'll learn: Why designing for accessibility benefits ALL users, not just those with disabilities How to leverage a huge, dedicated market of disability consumers Simple ways to implement accessibility on digital platforms An overview of common adaptive technologies and how to optimize for them A free offer to review your website homepage and provide feedback! Maxwell brings a rare empathetic voice to the accessibility conversation. He focuses on progress over perfection, meeting you where you are with sincere support. I loved his perspective on moving the needle through communication over compliance. So if you're a small business owner looking to expand your reach in an authentic way - have a listen! #AccessibleBusinessGrowth #InclusiveEntrepreneurship #DisabilityInclusion #AccessibilityAdvantage #SmallBusinessAccessibility #InclusiveBusinessPractices #AccessibleOnlineContent #DisabilityAwareness #BusinessInclusion #AccessibleMarketingStrategy Key Moments 00:00:03 - Introduction to Maxwell Ivey 00:02:01 - Becoming the Blind Blogger and Accessibility Expert 00:04:47 - Why Accessibility Matters 00:07:39 - Educating Business Owners on Accessibility 00:10:24 - Tips for Implementing Accessibility 00:15:43 - Building an Inclusive Team 00:16:28 - Approach to Accessibility 00:20:00 - Collaboration and Honesty 00:23:06 - Understanding Adaptive Technology 00:29:02 - Automation and Accessibility 00:32:13 - Accessibility and Technology 00:33:31 - Legal Framework and Compliance 00:35:39 - Free Website Review Offer 00:37:54 - Impact of Accessibility 00:40:03 - Tips for Alt Text and Audio Descriptions Support the Show. Resources: https://affordablebookkeepingandpayroll.com/resource-opt-in Become a supported of the show: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1522381/support

Duration:00:42:15

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Key Takeaways for Entrepreneurs' Brand Awareness Campaigns with Robert Brill

4/23/2024
Let me tell you about my insightful guest today - Robert Brill, CEO of Brill Media, an award-winning media buying agency specializing in precision advertising. With over 20 years of experience, Robert is not only a Forbes Business Council member but also provides marketing insights to other major publications. In our casual conversation, Robert shares key takeaways for small business owners on effectively growing through marketing. He emphasizes having the right messaging before spending money to amplify reach. We discuss how to achieve product-market fit by understanding target audience problems. Robert also advises on major advertising platforms like Google, Meta, LinkedIn, and TikTok. He explains how brand awareness campaigns, while not directly sales-driven, increase conversion rates long-term. Overall, Robert provides a wealth of practical tips for entrepreneurs to make better marketing decisions. I encourage you to listen to Robert's expertise in precision advertising and their success in growing a media agency. Let me know your key takeaways in the comments! #SmallBusinessMarketing #EntrepreneurialMarketing #BusinessGrowthStrategies #MarketingTips #AdvertisingInsights #DataDrivenMarketing #BrandBuilding #DigitalMarketing101 #MarketingAgencyTips #CustomerCentricAdvertising Key Moments 00:00:03 - Introduction to Robert Brill 00:01:06 - Becoming an Entrepreneur 00:02:47 - Key Insights for Business Growth 00:06:49 - Product Market Fit 00:13:07 - Advertising Platforms 00:14:22 - Understanding Consumer Data and Advertising Platforms 00:17:27 - Platform Recommendations for Advertising 00:19:57 - Building Brand Awareness and Sales 00:21:22 - Utilizing TikTok for Marketing 00:23:49 - Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses 00:28:23 - Importance of Finding the Right Agency 00:29:43 - Role of an Agency 00:32:21 - Offer and Contact Information 00:33:58 - Marketing vs. Advertising Support the Show. Resources: https://affordablebookkeepingandpayroll.com/resource-opt-in Become a supported of the show: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1522381/support

Duration:00:34:29

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Got Ideas? Safeguard Your Intellectual Property with Trademarks with Andrei Mincov

4/19/2024
Does this sound familiar? Have you ever been told that protecting your business with trademarks is too costly and time-consuming? The pain of seeing your hard work and creativity being stolen without any recourse is frustrating, right? You need better protection for your business assets and your brand. Let's explore why trademarks are essential to the growth of your business and how they can provide the security you've been searching for. #TrademarkProtection #BrandAssets #BusinessGrowth #IntellectualProperty #EntrepreneurTips #TrademarkGuidance #BusinessLegitimacy #ProtectYourBrand #TrademarkingProcess #TrademarkCertificate Key Moments 00:00:03 - Introduction to Andrei Mincov 00:01:14 - Andrei's Early Involvement in Intellectual Property Protection 00:06:39 - Importance of Trademarking 00:11:29 - Risks of Not Trademarking 00:12:47 - Benefits of Trademarking for Business Growth 00:15:58 - Importance of Trademarks in Business 00:16:44 - Brand Recognition and Asset Ownership 00:18:29 - Brand Loyalty and Client Acquisition 00:22:38 - Elements Worth Trademarking 00:29:30 - Free Consultation and Trademark Process 00:31:53 - Importance of Trademark Registration 00:33:13 - Tangibility of Business 00:34:26 - Connect with Andrei 00:35:07 - When Trademarking may not be Necessary Support the Show. Resources: https://affordablebookkeepingandpayroll.com/resource-opt-in Become a supported of the show: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1522381/support

Duration:00:37:13

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The Complete Guide to Managing a Remote Team in the Modern Workplace with Candy Messer

4/16/2024
When COVID hit, remote work went from a neat perk to an absolute necessity. Even as companies start transitioning back to the office, many employees aren't willing to give up the flexibility and comfort of working from home. If you're looking to hire remote staff for the first time or grow an existing distributed team, this video has some great tips. I'll share what I've learned from my own experience managing remote employees over the past few years. You'll discover: How to optimize your job postings to attract qualified remote candidates Tips for conducting effective video interviews The key elements of a smooth virtual onboarding process Ideas to maintain company culture across a distributed team Strategies to keep remote employees engaged and happy in the long run I had my fair share of challenges figuring all this out at first, so I hope my lessons learned will help set you up for success. Managing a remote team has so many advantages when you have the right systems in place. Let me know in the comments if you have any other questions! Wishing you all the best on your remote work journey. #RemoteStaffingBestPractices #OptimizingJobPostings #EffectiveOnboardingProcess #MaintainingCompanyCulture #RetainingRemoteEmployees #RemoteWorkTips #RemoteHiringStrategies #VirtualOnboarding #WorkFromHomeSuccess #RemoteTeamManagemen Key Moments 00:00:03 - The Rise of Remote Staffing 00:01:32 - Optimizing the Hiring Process 00:05:12 - Utilizing Technology in the Hiring Process 00:10:00 - Virtual Onboarding and Compliance 00:17:43 - Importance of Flexible Hours 00:18:30 - Focus on Mental Health 00:19:14 - Digital Upskilling 00:20:32 - Building Mutual Trust https://youtu.be/ASKj0sxrMeI Support the Show. Resources: https://affordablebookkeepingandpayroll.com/resource-opt-in Become a supported of the show: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1522381/support

Duration:00:24:18

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Run Your Small Biz Like a Corporation with Candy Messer

4/12/2024
I wanted to chat about an important topic that gets overlooked when starting a small business - running it professionally from the start. I recently recorded a video walking through six key steps small business owners should take to operate like a large corporation: registering for a tax ID, opening a separate business bank account, choosing the right business structure, getting insurance, hiring a bookkeeper and accountant, and obtaining official approvals and stamps. These may sound boring, but they're so critical for protecting yourself legally and financially, saving time on admin, and making your business look legit. I share why each one matters based on my own experience making mistakes! A few key takeaways: Get an EIN even as a sole prop to keep personal and biz finances separate Open that separate bank account to simplify record keeping and reporting Consult a pro on what business structure fits you best tax and liability-wise Insure yourself against risks like lawsuits that could tank your company I hope this video helps you build a strong foundation so you can focus on growth and serving customers, rather than paperwork and compliance. Let me know if it brings up any questions! Would love to hear your experiences implementing these tips as well. #SmallBusinessTips #BusinessGrowth #ProfessionalismMatters #Entrepreneurship #BusinessCertifications #EntityType #SmallBizSuccess #OperationalExcellence #RiskManagement #LongTermGrowth The Key Moments 00:00:00 - Starting a Business: The Important Basic Steps 00:02:14 - Importance of Business Bank Account 00:07:31 - Choosing the Right Business Structure 00:11:00 - Importance of Business Insurance 00:14:58 - Hiring a Bookkeeper and Accountant 00:19:39 - Importance of Certifications and Licenses 00:19:39 - Choosing the Right Entity Type 00:19:39 - Operating Like a Large Business 00:19:39 - Investing in Foundational Elements 00:20:43 - Call to Action Support the Show. Resources: https://affordablebookkeepingandpayroll.com/resource-opt-in Become a supported of the show: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1522381/support

Duration:00:22:09

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How to Create the Cash Culture Your Business Needs to Thrive with Peter Kingma

4/9/2024
Let's chat about optimizing cash flow for business success! Meet Peter Kingma, a cash flow expert with over 30 years of advising global companies. In this interview, Peter shares invaluable insights from his book Cash is King and decades of practical experience. You'll learn key strategies like The crucial difference between profit and cash flow (and why profitable companies can still go bankrupt!) Best practices for managing order-to-cash When taking a loss to sell inventory can make sense How to collect accounts receivable from non-paying customers Negotiating win-win payment terms with vendors Peter keeps it relatable with plenty of real-world stories and actionable tips. This is a must-listen for any small business owner ready to build the cash culture their company needs to thrive! Let me know what cash flow struggles you face or what questions you still have after listening. Peter offers exclusive resources to help dig deeper into these concepts. #SmallBusinessOwners #CashFlowManagement #FinancialStability #BusinessOperations #CashCulture #ThriveInBusiness #ImprovingCashFlow #FinancialSuccess #SmallBusinessTips #BusinessManagement Key Moments 00:00:02 - Introduction to Cash Management 00:03:45 - Difference between Cash Flow and Profit 00:09:59 - Best Practices for Order to Cash Management 00:13:23 - Importance of Timely Invoicing 00:14:05 - Understanding Payment Terms 00:14:46 - Importance of Cash Flow Forecasting 00:15:53 - Challenges with Large Businesses 00:18:18 - Dispute Management and Collection 00:20:40 - Factoring and Self-Examination 00:21:56 - Managing Supply Chain and Negotiating Terms 00:28:26 - Importance of Cash Culture Support the Show. Resources: https://affordablebookkeepingandpayroll.com/resource-opt-in Become a supported of the show: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1522381/support

Duration:00:28:32

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How Hiring a Bookkeeper Saves Your Sanity and Grows Your Business with Candy Messer

4/5/2024
Does this sound familiar? You've been told to handle your own bookkeeping to save money, but instead of feeling relieved, you're drowning in paperwork and financial stress. The struggle to keep up with your company's financial health is leaving you overwhelmed and exhausted. If this resonates with you, it's time to break free from the ineffective DIY approach and find a better solution that actually helps your business thrive. Hiring a bookkeeper can be the game-changer you need to reclaim your time, energy, and peace of mind while ensuring your financial management is in expert hands. #SmallBusinessBookkeeping #EntrepreneurFinance #BusinessSuccessTips #CPAandBookkeeper #FinancialManagement #SmallBusinessTaxSeason #OutsourcingBookkeeping #BusinessOwnerAdvice #BookkeepingBenefits #HiringABookkeeper Key Moments 00:00:03 - Understanding Tax Filing Deadlines for Different Business Entities 00:01:11 - Benefits of Hiring a Bookkeeper 00:04:35 - Services Provided by a Bookkeeper 00:09:13 - The Partnership between CPA and Bookkeeper 00:13:14 - Importance of Hiring an Expert Bookkeeper Support the Show. Resources: https://affordablebookkeepingandpayroll.com/resource-opt-in Become a supported of the show: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1522381/support

Duration:00:16:22

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Keys to Unlock Your Website's Hidden Potential with Philippa Gamse

4/2/2024
Let me tell you about my fascinating guest today - Philippa Gamse. With over 25 years under her belt spearheading digital marketing strategy and analytics, Philippa has teamed up with nearly 500 clients and powered website revenue surpassing hundreds of millions. Business owners and marketing heads recruit Philippa to dig into their web analytics. She transforms metrics into action plans to accelerate growth, spot unseen opportunities, and maximize ROI. Her results stretch across North America, Europe, and the Middle East. You can soak up her expansive wisdom on utilizing data to unearth hidden potential and effectively drive business growth. #WebAnalyticsSuccess #WebsiteOwnershipMatters #ActionableAnalytics #ConateOptimization #SEOContentStrategy #DigitalMarketingInsights #BusinessGrowthStrategies #MarketingAnalytic #WebsiteConips #DataDrivenDecision Key Moments 00:00:00 - Introduction to Philippa Gamse 00:05:11 - Importance of Having a Website 00:08:25 - Using Website Analytics 00:11:36 - Key Metrics to Look at in Analytics 00:15:22 - Mistakes in Website Analytics 00:15:46 - The Customer Journey and Engagement 00:17:31 - Understanding User Behavior 00:19:04 - Creativity in Analytics 00:24:02 - Prioritizing Analytics 00:29:20 - Aligning Analytics with Business Objectives 00:31:22 - Maximizing Sign-Up Form Conversion Rate 00:32:14 - A/B Testing for Effective Changes 00:32:30 - Utilizing Tools for Data-Driven Decisions 00:32:55 - Key Takeaways for Entrepreneurs 00:33:06 - Overcoming Information Overload Support the Show. Resources: https://affordablebookkeepingandpayroll.com/resource-opt-in Become a supported of the show: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1522381/support

Duration:00:30:08

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What it Really Takes to Develop Effective Leaders in Your Organization with Margie Oleson

3/29/2024
Let me tell you about my fascinating chat with Margie Oleson. As an executive coach with a Ph.D. in organizational development, Margie has a wealth of insights on building high-performing teams. In our discussion, Margie shares practical strategies leaders can use to foster alignment, clarity, and productivity within their organizations. A key takeaway? Effective communication is critical - leaders need to constantly reinforce vision and direction to get everyone moving in sync. Margie also tackles common leadership pitfalls, like promoting based on tenure rather than fit. We explore better ways to develop future leaders by looking at core competencies. Self-awareness, collaboration ability, and communication skills - these matter more than tenure! And we dive into best practices for managing change. Margie has an interesting perspective - leaders don't need to make everyone happy, just productive! By tapping into people's natural motivation and hardwiring for growth, leaders can guide teams through uncertainty. Margie's advice is grounded and actionable. If you lead people or want to build a cohesive team, have a listen. Then check the notes where I've summarized key insights and linked to Margie's site for free team assessments. Let me know what you think! Did any advice particularly resonate? Looking forward to the discussion. #LeadershipDevelopment #HighPerformingTeams #ClarityInSuccess #ChangeManagement #SelfAwareLeadership #BusinessLeaders #ManagerialSuccess #TeamPerformance #OrganizationalDevelopment #EffectiveLeadership The key moments in this episode are: 00:00:02 - Introduction to Margie Oleson 00:02:37 - The Gap Between Knowledge and Practice 00:06:20 - Strategies for Effective Leadership 00:10:21 - Rethinking Leadership Development 00:12:45 - Developing Future Leaders 00:13:48 - Clarity and Alignment in Leadership 00:15:11 - Self Awareness and Leadership Development 00:17:02 - Redefining Leadership and Communication 00:19:00 - Leading Through Change and Uncertainty 00:24:27 - Normalizing Behaviors and Building Trust 00:27:26 - Importance of Effective Leadership 00:28:00 - Team Assessment and Free Resources 00:29:06 - Adapting to Change 00:29:40 - Navigating Uncertain Markets 00:31:34 - Conclusion and Gratitude Support the Show. Resources: https://affordablebookkeepingandpayroll.com/resource-opt-in Become a supported of the show: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1522381/support

Duration:00:30:54

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Learn How This Pro Transformed Blog Posts into a Lead Magnet Goldmine with Michele DeFilippo

3/26/2024
Unveiling the Unexpected: How a Designer's Journey from Typewriters to Lead Magnets Transformed the Book Marketing Game. From 1980's typesetting to modern-day lead magnets, discover the untold story of Michele de Filippo's business evolution. Are you ready to unravel the surprising secrets behind creating effective lead magnets for authors, straight from a 1980's entrepreneur turned modern marketing maven? Stay tuned for the full scoop on this unexpected transformation. #LeadMagnetCreation #BlogToBookletTransformation #AuthorServicesDesign #LeadContrategies #BookPromotionLeadMagnets #AuthorMarketingTips #EffectiveLeadGeneration #BookSalesStrategies #LeadMagnetIdeas #AuthorMarketingSuccess Key Moments 00:00:00 - Introduction to the guest 00:04:33 - Understanding Lead Magnets 00:10:25 - Success Story with Lead Magnets 00:12:39 - Using Lead Magnets for Book Promotion 00:13:57 - Balancing Information and Self-Promotion 00:14:49 - Annoyance with Excessive Emails 00:15:20 - Proper Email Marketing 00:16:08 - Maintaining Sane Communication 00:17:20 - Lead Magnets and Authenticity 00:21:17 - Leveraging Lead Magnets for Authors Support the Show. Resources: https://affordablebookkeepingandpayroll.com/resource-opt-in Become a supported of the show: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1522381/support

Duration:00:25:26

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CFO Insider: How We Help Startups Raise Millions Without Wasting Money with Victoria Yampolsky

3/22/2024
I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Victoria Yampolsky, a serial entrepreneur and expert CFO for startups. She shared so many golden nuggets about the importance of strategic financial planning and how a CFO can be invaluable in laying the groundwork for growth. I loved her stories about the winding road that led her to launch the Startup Station, which has helped over 150 founders raise $50 million in funding. Her passion for supporting female entrepreneurs by addressing systemic funding gaps also came across clearly. Victoria broke down the key differences between a CFO, controller, accountant, and bookkeeper. I realized many businesses are operating without the vital guidance a CFO provides in modeling out a strategic vision into an actionable roadmap. She also explained common scaling mistakes like failing to allocate costs properly across business units. Bad data leads to bad decisions that can tank a company! Her advice? Work with a financial expert so you can focus on accelerating growth rather than back-office operations. I'd love to hear your biggest takeaways from Victoria's wisdom! What stuck out to you most? Let me know in the comments. #FinancialPlanningStrategies #CFOGrowthStrategy #SmallBusinessScalingChallenges #StartupFinancialModeling #GenderFundingGap #FemaleEntrepreneurship #StrategicBusinessPlanning #FinancialManagementTips #BusinessGrowthStrategies #EmpoweringFemaleFounders Support the Show. Resources: https://affordablebookkeepingandpayroll.com/resource-opt-in Become a supported of the show: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1522381/support

Duration:00:29:33

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BOI Reporting Information with Candy Messer

3/19/2024
I recently learned about some important new small business regulations that could seriously impact you. The Corporate Transparency Act, enacted in 2021, requires most companies to report who their beneficial owners are to the government. Failing to comply with these new beneficial ownership reporting rules by the deadline could lead to substantial fines or even jail time. Yikes! In this video, I break down exactly what beneficial ownership means, who must file these reports, what information must be disclosed, and when they are due. I know legal mumbo jumbo can be boring but trust me - you'll want to tune in to this quick video to learn if your business needs to comply (and avoid penalties!). I try to break it down in simple, easy-to-understand language. The goal is to help you avoid noncompliance and any associated fines. If you find this video helpful, do me a solid and share it with any business-owner friends who need the 411 on these new rules! #SmallBusinessCompliance #BeneficialOwnershipReporting #CorporateTransparencyAct #CTARequirements #BusinessOwnershipRegulations #FinancialCrimePrevention #ComplianceMatters #LegalRequirements #BusinessOwnerResponsibilities #TransparencyInOwnership Support the Show. Resources: https://affordablebookkeepingandpayroll.com/resource-opt-in Become a supported of the show: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1522381/support

Duration:00:12:25