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Ed Bejarana & Phil Anderson discuss business tips, ideas, and challenges that every small business owner faces. With over 65 years of combined business experience, Ed & Phil bring a wealth of real-world knowledge presented in a way small business people can connect. Ed & Phil use humor, logic, and antidotal stories to highlight helpful ideas business owners can use to tame the ever-changing business landscape.

Ed Bejarana & Phil Anderson discuss business tips, ideas, and challenges that every small business owner faces. With over 65 years of combined business experience, Ed & Phil bring a wealth of real-world knowledge presented in a way small business people can connect. Ed & Phil use humor, logic, and antidotal stories to highlight helpful ideas business owners can use to tame the ever-changing business landscape.

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United States

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Ed Bejarana & Phil Anderson discuss business tips, ideas, and challenges that every small business owner faces. With over 65 years of combined business experience, Ed & Phil bring a wealth of real-world knowledge presented in a way small business people can connect. Ed & Phil use humor, logic, and antidotal stories to highlight helpful ideas business owners can use to tame the ever-changing business landscape.

Language:

English


Episodes

SD016 - The E-Myth Part 2

2/14/2020
This Side Dish we are going to dive into The E-Myth by Michael Gerber, a book that all business owners should read. This is part 2 of a 2 part Side Dish mini series on this book. Today we will explain the personalities of every business and how each play a vital role.

Duration:00:05:35

BI006 - Starting a Retail Garden Center

2/13/2020
You’ve gone as far as you can with your green thumb and now the only other place to go is to own your own retail garden center and share your skills with the masses! Today we’ll explore the up and downs of the retail garden center business and then talk with Ben Christen of New Leaf Nursery in Hayden Idaho, whose family-owned nursery has been going strong for over 20 years on today's Business Buffet Ingredients episode!

Duration:00:16:43

SD015 - The E-Myth Part 1

2/12/2020
This Side Dish we are going to dive into The E-Myth by Michael Gerber, a book that all business owners should read. This is part 1 of a 2 part Side Dish mini series on this book. Today we will talk about the maturity levels of a business.

Duration:00:05:33

MD023 - 4 Reasons Why Pricing Is the Key to Startup Success

2/11/2020
Your price is the cost for the customer. The customer’s profit is the difference between the price you charge and the benefit they receive. They too want to maximize profits. Thus, a deal they cannot resist is one where their benefit by far exceeds the price they have to pay. A happy customer is a profiting customer. How does your company price your product or service? Are you seeking a win/win or maximum profits? In today’s episode, we’ll explore the idea that looking at a price from your...

Duration:00:25:15

SD014 - Tips to help you handle customer complaints

2/7/2020
Today’s episode was published on the SCORE website and was written by Dee Hawkins, Founder, and CEO, A Better Answer Call Centers. If you work in the service industry, you probably know how tough handling customer complaints can be. Holding your own in a conversation with an upset person requires a certain set of social skills. For many, this kind of situation can be made even harder by the dynamic that exists between an employee and a customer.

Duration:00:06:32

BI005 - Starting a Chiropractic Practice

2/6/2020
You’ve finished your classes, you’ve graduated, and all the congratulations and parties are over. You’re a new doctor of chiropractic. Now what? Welcome to today's business ingredients episode on starting a chiropractic practice. In this episode, we'll look at the cost and income projections, start-up requirements, and considerations for your new chiropractic practice. We’ll then explore the ups and downs of the business and talk with, Dr. Ryan Bones, a Dr. of Chiropractic, who surveyed the...

Duration:00:15:44

MD022 - Is Blogging Dead?

2/4/2020
Is blogging dead? Is blogging REALLY all that important? Are you contemplating STARTING a blog or do you currently have a blog but wonder if it’s worth it anymore? You’re going to want to keep listening today because we are going deep into the weeds on whether or not you should have a blog.

Duration:00:21:53

SD013 - 8 Steps to Avoid Cash Flow Problems Part 2

2/3/2020
In this two-part series we discuss one of the biggest enemies of small businesses: Cash Flow. We will discuss 8 Steps to Avoid Cash Flow Problems at Your Small Business. Part 2 of 2

Duration:00:06:01

SD012 - 8 Steps to Avoid Cash Flow Problems Part 1

1/31/2020
In this two-part series we discuss one of the biggest enemies of small businesses: Cash Flow. We will discuss 8 Steps to Avoid Cash Flow Problems at Your Small Business on this episode of the Business Buffet Side Dish.

Duration:00:05:42

BI004 - Starting a Computer Consulting Business

1/30/2020
So you’ve got some computer skills and are thinking about starting your own computer consulting business. GetEducated.com reports the career is expected to grow by 83 percent this next year…Computer Consulting is the fastest-growing field in the industry and is excellent for a technically minded individual. However, keep in mind the industry is very susceptible to economic downturns and could cause financial hardship. Today we’ll explore the up and downs of the business and then talk with an...

Duration:00:14:02

SD011 - The 25 Most Common Sales Mistakes and How to Avoid Them - Mistake #1 Part 2

1/29/2020
In part 1 of this podcast mini-series, we discussed how not being obsessed was the number one sales mistake business people make. In today’s episode we’ll dive deeper into the problem and then present some solutions.

Duration:00:04:54

MD021 - How to Make Business Decisions Faster and Better

1/28/2020
Your success is largely determined by the choices you make. So why aren't more people equipped with useful decision-making skills? In today’s episode, we’ll learn how to improve how we make a decision, and watch your business grow.

Duration:00:22:53

SD009 - The 25 Most Common Sales Mistakes and How to Avoid Them - Mistake #1 part 1

1/27/2020
In this two part tip we’ll explore how not being obsessed with the sales side of your business hurts. More importantly, we’ll explore a formula for changing your ways from a stalled process to a sales machine. Stephan published this book back in 1995 and it is hard to find in print these days, but it is well worth the read.

Duration:00:04:24

SD010 - All About Blinkist

1/24/2020
Blinkist is a premium book summary service helping you digest the key insights of books in a very short amount of time. Currently, they have a library of around 3,000 books. Is this a service that can help you in your business? This episode will help answer that question.

Duration:00:04:07

BI003 - Starting a carpet cleaning business

1/23/2020
Welcome to today's business ingredients episode on starting a carpet cleaning business. My name Ed Bejarana, and in this episode, we'll look at cost and income projections, start-up requirements, and considerations for your new carpet cleaning business. We'll then talk within industry expert, Rex Grace, with APM Cleaning. Start in as we dish up the knowledge for your advancement.

Duration:00:15:53

SD008 - The Business Plan Part 2

1/22/2020
In this two-part series, we discuss the importance of a business plan and give information on how it should be formatted and explain a little bit about each section. In part 2 we cover six parts of our business plan.

Duration:00:05:50

MD020 - Big Corporation vs Small Business

1/21/2020
How can small businesses POSSIBLY compete with bigger businesses, larger corporations? A small bookstore competing with Amazon? Absurd! A national steakhouse vs a family owned restaurant? No way, right? What about a small, local bank winning against a behemoth bank? Absolutely not! Or, is it possible? Today we will discuss not only how small businesses CAN compete with bigger businesses but also win!

Duration:00:21:32

SD007 - The Business Plan Part 1

1/20/2020
In this two-part series, we discuss the importance of a business plan and give information on how it should be formatted and explain a little bit about each section. In part 1 we cover what is a business plan, why we create it, and discuss the first two parts of the written plan.

Duration:00:04:10

SD006 - Your Future Is Just Six Steps Away

1/17/2020
If you didn’t know by now, I am an avid reader. Learning is a passion. My wife jokes that I would be a professional student if our finances allowed. I have a series of favorite information sources, one of which is Entrepreneur magazine. Jason Feirfer is the editor in chief and published many great articles. If you don’t already subscribe to Entrepreneur, I suggest you consider picking one up. In today’s podcast, I will share an article Jason published in the Fall 2019 Startups edition...

Duration:00:06:12

BI002 - Running A Conference

1/16/2020
Running a conference is a unique way of creating another revenue stream as well as create MANY new relevant relationships. We take a look at starting and running your own conference and discuss the costs, skills required, and time commitments involved. We also have a discussion with an expert, Shelley Webb, who shares her insights on how to get started in the business of running a successful and profitable conference.

Duration:00:14:43