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Nurture Small Business: Creating a Thriving Space

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Thank you for visiting Nurture Small Business: Creating a Thriving Space! Our podcast will bring you small business growth ideas and stories of how entrepreneurs creatively nurture their businesses for success. We’ll share the lessons learned from real-life business owners, their growth strategies, and their survival strategies. Join us as we help you create a thriving space. Denise Cagan is a graduate of James Madison University and an Alumna of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program. She is also the owner of DCA Virtual Business Support, supporting small businesses remotely since 2011. You can learn more about DCA Virtual Business Support at: https://dcavirtual.com.

Thank you for visiting Nurture Small Business: Creating a Thriving Space! Our podcast will bring you small business growth ideas and stories of how entrepreneurs creatively nurture their businesses for success. We’ll share the lessons learned from real-life business owners, their growth strategies, and their survival strategies. Join us as we help you create a thriving space. Denise Cagan is a graduate of James Madison University and an Alumna of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program. She is also the owner of DCA Virtual Business Support, supporting small businesses remotely since 2011. You can learn more about DCA Virtual Business Support at: https://dcavirtual.com.

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United States

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Thank you for visiting Nurture Small Business: Creating a Thriving Space! Our podcast will bring you small business growth ideas and stories of how entrepreneurs creatively nurture their businesses for success. We’ll share the lessons learned from real-life business owners, their growth strategies, and their survival strategies. Join us as we help you create a thriving space. Denise Cagan is a graduate of James Madison University and an Alumna of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program. She is also the owner of DCA Virtual Business Support, supporting small businesses remotely since 2011. You can learn more about DCA Virtual Business Support at: https://dcavirtual.com.

Twitter:

@dcavirtual

Language:

English

Contact:

704-910-2736


Episodes

Tax Planning & the PPP Stimulus

1/18/2021
Do you understand how Covid relief funds will affect your company’s taxes? Carolina Aponte of Caja Holdings talks to us about how to strategically plan your business’s finances and get through this tax season unscathed.

Duration:00:16:42

Growth Through Relentless Customer Service

1/11/2021
Do you know what it takes to have Relentless Customer Service? The kind that makes your customers feel like a Rock Star and also builds a tremendous amount of loyalty. Join us with Dr. Kelly Henry who discusses how you can achieve this.

Duration:00:20:12

Sand or Stone - Your Business Foundation

12/10/2020
When the beginning of the pandemic hit, Cory Harris and Julie Traxler of SB PACE began reaching out to their friends and family who owned businesses to see how they were faring. They learned much. One thing stood out, the foundation of the business was a key factor in how well these businesses were able to either pivot or tighten their belts for survival. Join us to hear their insights what a solid business foundation looks like.

Duration:00:18:29

Is Podcasting For You

12/7/2020
There is no denying that podcasting has become a popular trend. Starting a podcast may be a great way to get your business ideas out there. How hard is it to produce and monetize your podcast? Paula Okonneh, host of Chatting with the Experts, tells us everything you need to know about producing a podcast.

Duration:00:25:11

Ninja Negotiation

11/23/2020
Growing and thriving businesses sometimes get the opportunities to work with bigger commercial fish. These bigger companies have a lot of resources and are experts in contract negotiation. How can small business negotiate better commercial deals with their big clients? Mike Lander, Procurement Director of Piscari, gives his insight on strategically planning your negotiations before you even sit at the table.

Duration:00:21:05

Drive Growth with These 6 Factors

11/10/2020
Business owners are pulled in so many directions, add a global pandemic and it multiplies exponentially. The goal remains the same however: Growth. Sustainable business growth is no easy feat. What do you prioritize and where do you start? Our guest, Tony Guarnaccia, of Small Steps Grow Profits breaks it down to 6 strategic steps, turning adversity into opportunities.

Duration:00:22:06

Gaining Momentum Through Partnerships & Alliances

11/4/2020
Partnerships and alliances are key to business growth. Working with complementary partners can help you develop more attractive offerings and strengthen credibility in your market. How do you find these connections? Jennifer Didier of Directions Training has this strategy down to a science and gives us the scoop.

Duration:00:17:11

Social Media for Referrals

10/28/2020
There’s no denying that social media is a big part of marketing strategies for B2B and B2C businesses alike. Why not use it for high quality leads with referrals? Become unforgettable in your network and turn your social media into a referral powerhouse. Shaily Hakimian of Your Social Media Sherpa joins us to talk about turning your social media into a referral generator.

Duration:00:18:29

Leadership with a Twist

10/9/2020
Being in a leadership position doesn’t always mean a leader is at the helm. If we cannot lead ourselves, how can we lead others? Leadership requires us to be authentic and accountable while learning to express gratitude. On today’s episode, Tom Byrne of the podcast Lead, Grow, Innovate joins us to share that special twist of an effective leader.

Duration:00:29:30

Hindsight is 2021

10/5/2020
The clarity received from 2020 is going to set us up for planning and adapting in 2021. Krishna Mohan, of Genius Visionary, fleshes out a realistic plan that will help business owners understand their baseline, acknowledge the unusual symptoms of 2020, and prepare an actionable business plan for 2021. Tune in to our latest podcast to help your business adapt in the new year.

Duration:00:27:27

Jack of All Trades to International Photographer

9/28/2020
Owning a business with global reach doesn’t need a conventional start. Edgar Sierra shares his story of ‘jack of all trades, master of none’ approach to education, self-development, and community over competition mindset. Edgar is now an International Photographer and owner of E. Sierra Media. Check out our latest podcast to hear his full story.

Duration:00:23:44

Legal Poverty

9/17/2020
Ten million businesses, annually, have a significant legal event yet no legal representation. This is legal poverty. Noel Bagwell of ExecutiveLP® joins us this week to discuss legal poverty as well as how to prevent it.

Duration:00:39:09

Is Fear Holding You Back?

9/10/2020
Is fear holding you back? Working through fear is an intimate journey that applies to both our personal and professional lives. Seeking approval, stressful environments, and avoiding assertiveness can inhibit your growth. On today’s podcast, we get candid with Christina Rivera of Savvy Broadcasting about facing our fears and having reality checks that will spur business growth!

Duration:00:22:25

Disruptors: Sought After or Shut Down?

9/7/2020
Business growth, employee retention, and operating efficiencies are ever evolving. At times, you must embrace change and be the disruptor of the status quo to achieve your goals. This week, we welcome Jamie Dalferes, of Change Reaction, who partners with companies to design actionable goals that create sustainable and engaging work environments, to today’s podcast.

Duration:00:17:26

Work With Clients You Love

8/24/2020
Attracting the clients you love requires understanding your value, worth, and market! Our guest, Trish Saemann of GoBeyond SEO and True North, brings her wisdom and insight to the table in this podcast. Learn how marketing, message, mindset, medium, and measurement are key to building your stable of Unicorn clients.

Duration:00:27:46

Unexpected Positive Outcomes of the Pandemic

8/7/2020
While COVID – 19 has certainly brought new challenges to businesses across the country, many business owners are beginning to look on the bright side to try and see the positive outcomes that have come with this pandemic. Today we talk to Mindy Godding of Abundance Organization, an A+ accredited organizing company, on the unforeseen trials and triumphs during this time.

Duration:00:18:59

Web Conferencing Tools that Fit

7/27/2020
Zoom, Blue Jeans, Teams, Stream Yard, Chime, Click Meeting, Easy Webinar! Too many choices. How do you know which is the right video conferencing app for the right situation? Our guest, Bridget B Sullivan, is the owner and producer for Creative Canvas Productions, an animation, broadcast design, and event management company. Listen to her advice on this podcast!

Duration:00:28:32

No Touch Technology

7/17/2020
No Touch Technology has been around for a while. Speech recognition, facial recognition, and digital finance solutions weren’t specifically created to address concerns with Covid-19. However, as many business owners rethinking their workspace, could this be the answer many are looking for? In this podcast, we’re discussing the future of No Touch Technology and practical applications for your small business. CTO of Rethink Innovations, Eric Christoffersen joins us to share the current trends...

Duration:00:24:44

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Q&A

7/13/2020
In the 3rd episode of our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Series, we tackle YOUR questions. Did you know that most business owners begin this process with a high level of uncertainty and some fear? Rico Rice from Rice Education Consultants, LLC, brings light to this and encourages business owners to start taking those steps by bringing clarity to your questions.

Duration:00:19:50

Leadership Strategies for Creating and Keeping a Diverse Workforce

7/3/2020
What can you do as a leader to create and maintain a diverse workforce within your company? Rico Rice from Rice Education Consultants, LLC, joins us again and shares the Five P’s Framework that his company uses to help others along that path - Policy, Programs, Practices, Promotion, and People. Learn how they can establish and reinforce diversity, equity, and inclusion in your business.

Duration:00:21:12