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SCORE - Interview with Letasha Montgomery, Buffalo/Niagara Chapter Administrator - SB013

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ In this episode we welcome Buffalo/Niagara SCORE Chapter Administrator, Letasha Montgomery! If you are starting a business and have not heard of SCORE or have not explored your local chapter, you MUST head there today at! SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and...


Free & Low-cost Resources for Starting Your Small Business - SB012

Free and Low-cost Small Biz Resources Online: Small Business Local: Small Business Development Centers Co-sharing work spacesService Corp of Retired Executives (SCORE)1 Million Cups Local library Business specific: AssociationsMentors Task specific: Market research: Small Biz 101 Podcast Episode 9: Research, Research, ResearchMarketingOnline marketing guides and coursesAmerican Marketing AssociationAny business topic: Online guides and...


Financing Sources for Your Small Business - SB011

Find the Right Biz for You Series (Part 10) Welcome to Episode 11 of the Small Biz 101 Podcast – The 10th and final episode of the Find the Right Biz for You Series. We’ve covered quite a bit in past series episodes: Self-assessmentGenerating business ideasBusiness stylesBusiness cautionsResearch - Is your idea a viable one?What will your business idea cost? Now that you have an idea of the business costs, where will that money come from? In this episode, I cover the following sources of...


How Much Will It Cost to Start My Business? - SB010

Find the Right Biz for You Series (Part 9) Welcome to Episode 10 of the Small Biz 101 Podcast – The 9th episode of the Find the Right Biz for You Series! We’ve covered quite a bit in previous episodes: Self-assessmentGenerating Biz ideasBusiness StylesBusiness CautionsResearch - Is you idea a viable one? Today, we’ll get into the numbers. The finances: What you anticipate the costs will be to start the business?What the ongoing costs will be?Determining your cash flow and – the highlight –...


Research, Research, Research - SB009

Find the Right Biz for You Series (Part 8) Now that you know what business you would like to start, Should you make the leap into small business ownership? Make sure you've done all of your research before making this decision. Whether you are in the process of deciding on your business idea or have already made the decision and are working on the market research section of your business plan, follow along for a variety of resources for beginning your search. Three Areas to Explore:...


From College Basketball Coaching to Financial Advising - SB008

Right Biz for You Series (Part 7) Can you imagine how scary it might be to transition from a long career in athletics to one in a completely different industry about which you knew very little? Well, today's guest, Jeff Olinger, did it and did it well! Within a short period of time Jeff reached the top 10% level of his new organization, opened his own office, and currently is expanding his business. I am excited to present to you this interview in which Jeff tells us how he took the...


Three Critical Small Business Cautions - SB007

Find the Right Biz for You Series (Part 6) When determining the ideal small business for you, make sure you give consideration to potential pitfalls and address them before they become significant issues. Caution #1 – Current Employer Considerations Many people start their businesses as a side business, building up their new venture during off hours, after work and weekends, while continuing to work a full time job. A side business is a great way to test the waters of your business...


Book Talk: The Slight Edge and More! - SB006

Join my guest, Howard Holliday, and me as we discuss our recent professional development book club selection, The Slight Edge. While I hadn't intended to do book reviews on this podcast, I found the principles contained in this book to be too good not to share. Hope you enjoy our lively discussion of this and other books that have impacted our lives. Resources: The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill The One Thing by Gary Keller...


Top 10 Online Business for On-the-Move People - SB005

[shortcode-variables slug="subscribe"] Find the Right Biz for You Series (Part 5) One statement I hear often is: “I want to start a business but I’m not sure what I want that business to be”. If you have that same feeling, you are in the right place. With these first several episodes of this podcast, I am walking you through this process of discovery to help you find the ideal small business for you. In Episode 001, we discussed the importance of conducting a self-assessment (and how to do...


From Basketball Coach to Leadership Coach - SB004

[shortcode-variables slug="subscribe"] Right Biz for You Series (Part 4) In today's interview with Executive Coach and Leadership Development Trainer, Ed Molitor, we hear practical applications of the fundamentals included in Part 1 (Self Assessment) and Part 3 (Generating Business Ideas) of the Right Biz for You Series. We will learn how this former college basketball coach, mortgage banker, public speaker, and military corporate recruiting expert took the valuable experiences and...


Generating Business Ideas - SB003

[shortcode-variables slug="subscribe"] Right Biz for You Series (Part 3) This series is for people who are thinking about starting their own small business but may not be sure of the type of business or, who may know the type of business, but not be sure if it’s a viable one. Even if you already have a small business, this series may help you validate that you are doing the right thing and give you some additional ideas for making your small business even better. Generating Small...


Enneagram Expert, Lisa Alessi Interview - SB002

[shortcode-variables slug="subscribe"] Right Biz for You Series (Part 2) (Note: Due to my being a newbie at podcasting, the sound quality on this recording is not as high as I would like it to be. Please stay for the content. Lisa is amazing!) Interested in hearing about one of the most effective self-assessment tools out there? As you follow the journey of discovering your ideal small business, having a firm knowledge of: what drives you and what does not; your strengths and weaknesses;...


Self Assessment: Your Business and You - SB001

Right Biz for You Series (Part 1)