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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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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

MD030 - Music when you work: Yes or No?

3/31/2020
Music makes the world go round. It’s the international language, understood by most everyone. But when it comes to doing your work, do you have music playing? And, if so, is it soft and in the background, loud and in your face or somewhere in between? We’re going to talk about the pros and cons of “whistling while you work” as well as tips for working from home, on this episode of the Business Buffet.

Duration:00:37:50

SD023 - Snap Chat and Tik Tok

3/30/2020
When it comes to the new platforms for social media, Snap Chat and Tik Tok are usually near or at the top of the list. In this Side Dish episode, Phil spends a few minutes talking about IF your business should have a presence on these platforms and, if so, how to make them work for you.

Duration:00:06:05

MD029 - How to define your target audience

3/24/2020
You hear your marketing guru asking to define your target customer, but for you, everyone is a target customer. Why do marketing people want to define one type of person to market too? In today’s episode we’ll discuss developing a target client persona and how doing so will help maximize sales.

Duration:00:36:35

SD022 - This 3-Word Mantra Will Make Your Job Easier and Less Stressful

3/18/2020
Do your employees bring you a hard decision or a selection of options? Business is the process of solving problems and making things easier, but yet we tolerate our employees making our life more difficult. In this episode, I’ll share with you one way you can get your team working towards making your life (as the boss) easier.

Duration:00:04:52

MD028 - Talking Small Business Tax Deductions

3/17/2020
Running a small business requires the ability to wear many hats but it's one thing to put a hat on your head and another thing entirely to execute on wearing that hat well. One thing many small business owners don't know much about is doing their books, accounting, and taxes. Today we're going talk about a subject NOBODY enjoys talking about unless you're an accountant: Taxes. Specifically small business tax deductions that you may, or may not know about, on THIS episode of the Business...

Duration:00:30:01

SD021 - Selling Yourself on Yourself - Habit #16

3/16/2020
In sales, too often, our emotions get the best of us. Many outside influences impact our psychological well being and ultimately have an adverse impact on your ability to sell your product or service. Today’s I share with you some tips on how to avoid or mitigate the social pitfalls that could impact your bottom line.

Duration:00:05:31

MD027 - What should you do if your business progress is stalled?

3/10/2020
Is small business behind the curve when it comes to making changes to your product or service offering? In today’s episode, Ed and Phil will discuss the strengths and weaknesses, threats and opportunities for small business people when market conditions go soft. What should you do in your business if sales slump? Turn-in today and get ready to dish up the business buffet!

Duration:00:38:37

MD026 - How Important are the Words You Use in Business?

3/3/2020
When it comes to running a small business, we have to be aware of every aspect of our brand. The smallest overlooked detail can lead to catastrophe. Even the words we use. Do the words you use to convey what your business represents?

Duration:00:25:44

SD020 - Keeping Up With The Speed of Business

2/26/2020
In business, we can be the market mover and shaker or the one who gets shaken up by the marketplace. Resistance to change is a natural human instinct, but in business, it will kill your future. In today’s SideDish, I will present a simple solution you can use to be the instrument for market change.

Duration:00:04:17

MD025 - Business owners must be open to change or die

2/25/2020
In the ‘80s, it was desktop computers, in the ‘90s it was the world wide web. In the 2000s we saw a surge in telecommuting and home-based business and in the 2010s, mobile applications took the market by storm. These were all things business people resisted. What are the changes business people are facing today and what is the cost of resisting them? In today’s episode, Phil and I will share some personal stories about people we knew who resisted change and how that resistance impacted their...

Duration:00:26:46

SD018 - Favorite Social Media Apps

2/21/2020
On this Business Buffet Side Dish Phil Anderson is going to give you a few of his favorite apps that he uses in his social media management company and tell you a little bit about them.

Duration:00:05:40

BI007 - Starting a Dental Practice

2/20/2020
So you want to be a dentist. Let’s begin by saying that, as a dentist, you’ve chosen an amazing line of work with proven high success rates. Today we'll take a deeper look at the cost and income projections, start-up requirements, and considerations for your new dental practice. We’ll then explore the ups and downs of the business as we talk with, Dr. Brent Zastrow, a dentist who uses a unique business model for his dental practice on this Business Buffet Ingredients episode.

Duration:00:16:22

SD019 - Start With Why

2/19/2020
EVERY business should know their why. In today’s episode, Phil Anderson is going to talk about the Simen Sinek book, Start With Why.

Duration:00:05:24

MD024 - Customer Acquisition vs Customer Satisfaction

2/18/2020
It’s long thought that customer satisfaction is the number one goal of all businesses. After all, the happier the customers and clients, the bigger the bottom line, right? But what if you don’t have any customers or clients? Then customer satisfaction is irrelevant. So which is more important? We’re going to discuss that in today’s episode of the Business Buffet.

Duration:00:22:27

SD017 - SEO for Beginners

2/17/2020
On this Business Buffet Side Dish we are going to talk about SEO: Search Engine Optimization, for beginners.

Duration:00:05:35

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