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Do Your Employees Know Your Standards?

5/24/2018
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EPISODE 189 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast Do Your Employees Know Your Standards? In today’s episode: I want to discuss standards and how well do you hold your team to your standards. I’m not just talking about telling them, I’m talking about living them to the fullest. That you walk the talk and that your entire team knows where the bar is and that it is unacceptable any other way. Your standards of service, in-stock, maintenance, & quality need to be clearly communicated....

Duration:00:17:57

What to Expect When You Leave Your Job to Start Your Own Business

5/21/2018
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EPISODE 188 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast What to Expect When You Leave Your Job to Start Your Own Business In today’s episode: There is this fear and excitement that takes over when we think about leaving our day job to go out and build our new business. The best thing you can do is, make the leap with your eyes wide open. We will discuss over 20 things you will want to make sure you are aware of. The good, the bad, the ugly and the exciting! From the scary (no steady...

Duration:00:34:08

Know You - Trust You - Then Profitability

5/17/2018
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EPISODE 187 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast Know You - Trust You - Then Profitability In today’s episode: There is a journey every new customer or client takes before they settle on using you or your business. There are two steps that occur before you make some money and too many people make the mistake of skipping this one key step to profitability. We build our business and our profitability through folks getting to know you and then, more importantly, getting to trust...

Duration:00:16:22

How Do You Survive those Seasonal Swings in Your Business?

5/14/2018
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EPISODE 186 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast How Do You Survive those Seasonal Swings in Your Business? In today’s episode: Do you know the months you make the majority of your sales? What if you could leverage those months to make even more money? Would you know how to break down each month and not only see where the sales come from but the profit you take home each month? Not all months are created equal and most small business owners never leverage the peak months to...

Duration:00:29:30

How to Learn from Frustrated Customers

5/10/2018
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EPISODE 185 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast How to Learn from Frustrated Customers In today’s episode: Upset Customers Are an Opportunity to Improve Your Business. We all hate upset customers. There is nothing fun about having to deal with them. The key to handling upset customers is to listen to what they are upset about and then deal with the issue. First, they need to be heard. Once you hear what is needed, deal with the issue immediately. But there is one more step...

Duration:00:24:31

Do You Know Your Monthly Nut?

5/7/2018
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EPISODE 184 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast Do You Know Your Monthly Nut? In today’s episode: How Much Money Do You Need to Cover Your Monthly Expenses and Keeping Your Business Open? Have you ever heard of the term “monthly nut”? If you haven’t, you might want to make sure you know what it means. Knowing your monthly nut is a key number every business owner needs to know. Basically, your monthly nut is the amount of money you need to cover your basic expenses to keep...

Duration:00:18:03

Why You Should Join a Networking Group

5/3/2018
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EPISODE 183 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast Why You Should Join a Networking Group In today’s episode: In 2018 I made a conscious decision to dive into networking. As an introvert, it was not a comfortable experience. However, I will tell you, I’ve discovered a fantastic way for local small business owners to really target specific customers/clients and having an entire sales force out there working for them. Today I’ll share my experience and why you need to look into this...

Duration:00:15:24

The #1 Thing That Holds Your Business Back

4/30/2018
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EPISODE 182 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast The #1 Thing That Derails Your Business In today’s episode: I’ve been speaking with local small business owner from all over and there is one common theme that seem to be preventing folks from taking their business to the next level. Businesses running well, businesses struggling, business getting off the ground and businesses that feel stuck, all struggle with the same thing. The business owner is NOT scheduling and carving...

Duration:00:23:19

Best Practices for On-Boarding Your New Employees or Day Help

4/26/2018
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EPISODE 181 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast Have You Struggled Keeping New Help Beyond Their First 90 Days In today’s episode: Have you struggled to keep New Employees beyond their first 90 days? Are they struggling to learn the new job or just up and quit for now reason? It is probably due to your onboarding process. How You Bring Aboard New Employees Can Make or Break How Long They Stay. The good news is, there are 3 areas that if you concentrate on, your odds of them...

Duration:00:19:34

You MUST Focus on Your Pipeline to Level Off Your Sales Swings

4/23/2018
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EPISODE 180 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast You MUST Focus on Your Pipeline to Level Off Your Sales Swings In today’s episode: If you are like many local small business owners, your business seems to go on a roller coaster of highs and lows. You are either scrambling to stay on top of everything or you are scrambling to find the next sale. So how do you level out these swings? What causes them? The key is how you handle your pipeline. How you handle your 3 buckets: Past...

Duration:00:18:11

What Are KPIs and Why Are They Important to You?

4/19/2018
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EPISODE 179 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast What Are KPIs and Why Are They Important to You? In today’s episode: Have you ever been listening to a conversation either in person or maybe on a podcast and the term KPI has come up? Folks keep talking about these KPIs and you know it has to do with business, but you just can’t seem to tell if it is something you need to worry about or if this term even pertains to you. Let’s talk about KPIs and why, yes, you definitely want to...

Duration:00:15:00

Leaving Your Customers Better Than You Found Them

4/16/2018
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EPISODE 178 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast Leaving Your Customers Better Than You Found Them In today’s episode: Our customers/clients reach out to us to solve a pain. They don’t call us to make their day or life worse. They don’t call us to leave a mess, break stuff or tick them off. Your goal is to leave them better than you found them. When you are done with them, they should be happy, the job should be clean, the pain solved and their attitude is one of telling the...

Duration:00:11:24

Do You Have Limiting Beliefs About Money?

4/12/2018
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EPISODE 177 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast Are You Suffering from Monkey Mind? In today’s episode: Are Your Thoughts About Money Holding Your Back from Great Financial Rewards? Do you have family that makes less money than you do? Do you find yourself feeling guilty about how much money you make? Or maybe you can’t see yourself making $100,000 in take home pay? We grow up hearing all kinds of sayings about money and most of them hold us back. You might not even realize...

Duration:00:25:31

Are You Suffering from Monkey Mind?

4/9/2018
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EPISODE 176 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast Are You Suffering from Monkey Mind? In today’s episode: Have a Million Ideas Running Through Your Head? Not sure where to start? Feeling paralyzed as to what to do next? When we suffer from Monkey Mind, we tend to be less productive and when we do work on stuff, we often times work on the wrong things. Today we will discuss how to control all those ideas and how to organize your thoughts and work on the stuff that matters....

Duration:00:27:37

Should You Be Answering the Phone After Hours?

4/5/2018
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EPISODE 175 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast Should You Be Answering the Phone After Hours? In today’s episode: When Do You Draw the Line Between Business and Personal Time? One of the challenges we have as small business owners is whether or not to answer the phone calls or emails that come after hours. Is it worth the risk of losing business? In today’s episode, we will discuss the pros and cons of this decision as well as discuss some other options that you might have...

Duration:00:22:10

How Do You Grow Your Business While Working Full-Time?

4/2/2018
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EPISODE 174 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast Building a Business and Working Full Time In today’s episode: How Do You Grow Your Business While Working Full-Time? Dan recently started his handyman business and is looking for some tips on growing his business while working a full-time job. We will discuss some tips that will work with other local small business owners trying to build theirs with a limited amount of time. Plus, I’ll share what I’m going through right now as...

Duration:00:32:31

Knowing these 7 Business Terms & Numbers are the Difference Between Being an Employee and a CEO

3/29/2018
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EPISODE 173 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast Knowing these 7 Business Terms & Numbers are the Difference Between Being an Employee and a CEO In today’s episode: If you are serious about your business, you must know what these 7 business terms & numbers mean and how to find them. They are the difference between being an employee and a CEO of your business. Not to mention, there is so much great information hidden in them to take your business to the next level! You can...

Duration:00:29:53

Are You on Track for Your Annual Sales and Profit Goals?

3/26/2018
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EPISODE 172 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast Are You on Track for Your Annual Sales and Profit Goals? In today’s episode: As we get to the end of the quarter, it is time to step back and evaluate how you are doing on your annual sales and profit goals. Tracking by quarter is the key to hitting the target at the end of the year. Have no idea? Then you must listen to get some motivation and direction on this critical piece of being the CEO of your business! You are a badass...

Duration:00:20:35

How to Handle Someone That Will Not Pay

3/22/2018
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EPISODE 171 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast Learning to Say No to Business and Others In today’s episode: When a client or customer doesn’t pay, you are often left wondering what is the best way to collect your money? There are a lot of options, should you sue, walk away, or is there a better option? Honestly, it will depend on how it happened, how much is owed and how much time and energy you want to invest. Not to mention, chasing down payments can weigh heavy on your...

Duration:00:20:14

Learning to Say No to Business and Others

3/19/2018
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EPISODE 170 of The Local Small Business Coach Podcast Learning to Say No to Business and Others In today’s episode: Sometimes saying NO is the best thing you can do to drive your business to the next level. In this episode, I want to discuss several areas of your business and your life that you want to learn how to say NO. By doing so you will make not only your business strong but you will become a stronger CEO of your business and life. Thanks for listening! Tammy ~~~~ The...

Duration:00:20:44

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