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Episode 148 - Learning to sell like a mother with Renee Hribar

7/15/2018
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If you are learning to love the word sales, or you just want to learn how to improve your sales process, join Kristin and Jeff as we learn how to sell like a mother with Renee Hribar. For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/148 If you are learning to love the word sales, or you just want to learn how to improve your sales process, join Kristin and Jeff as we learn how to sell like a mother with Renee Hribar. If you want to learn more about Renee or you want to...

Duration:00:30:26

Episode 147 - What is SSL and why you need it on your site NOW

7/8/2018
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With all of the privacy concerns, it is no surprise that Chrome version 68 will start punishing sites with the "Not Secure" label. Join Kristin and Jeff as they talk about SSL and how you can protect your site from being labeled "Not Secure" by the chrome browser. For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/147 A secure web is here to stay article from the Chromium Blog Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes...

Duration:00:33:56

Episode 146 - Why should small online businesses care about the South Dakota V. Wayfair case?

7/1/2018
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On June 21, 2018, the supreme court sided with the state of South Dakota in their suit against Wayfair. On the surface, it appears to be a fair ruling. But for small online businesses, it is not that simple There are over 12,000+ sales tax jurisdictions in the United States, and that should leave you concerned about your business. So join Kristin Ingram, CPA, MSAT and Jeffery Ingram as the discuss the potential impact of the ruling on your small business. For complete show notes check...

Duration:00:40:52

Episode 145 - Extensions that make chrome amazing

6/24/2018
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Episode 145 - Extensions that make chrome amazing Opening your browser can be dangerous as a small business owner. However, so many parts of our business exist online. So join Kristin and Jeff this episode as discuss extensions that will help make your browser start working for your small business. For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/145 Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes...

Duration:00:51:10

Episode 144 - When your ideal client is NOT your ideal client

6/17/2018
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Today Kristin and Jeff will be discussing what you should do when your client is not your ideal client. For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/144 Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) http://smallbiz.life/144 ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Mentions links ))))))))))))))))))))))))) Proposal Secrets https://juliestoian.co/proposal-secrets?affiliate_id=961037 ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Rate and Review us in iTunes...

Duration:00:42:30

Episode 143 - How to hire and work with a website designer

6/10/2018
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Discuss the questions you should ask, how the process works, and what you should have when the project is over. For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/143 Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) http://smallbiz.life/143 ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Mentions links ))))))))))))))))))))))))) Daily Focus Planner https://smallbizlife.com/focus ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Rate and Review us in iTunes...

Duration:00:53:26

Episode 142 - How do you define full-time?

6/3/2018
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Small business owners work a lot of hours, but why? In this episode, Jeff and Kristin will look at how small business owners define full-time and why it might be time for a new definition. For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/142 According to SCORE, various polls show that 25 to 39% of small business owners work more than 60 hours per week. Based on our experience, we believe it's more than that. In this episode, we will explore some critical questions: Some...

Duration:00:35:45

Episode 141 - Is it okay to use Fiverr?

5/27/2018
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In this episode, we discuss Fiverr, a website where you can purchase tasks for your business. There is some controversy regarding Fiverr. We discuss why you should check out the site if you need work done for your business or possibly even if you are a service provider. For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/141 Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) http://smallbiz.life/141 ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Mentions links...

Duration:00:32:18

Episode 140 - Spring cleaning your busy work

5/20/2018
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When's the last time you actually paid attention to all the crap you do each day, week, or month in your business? Today, we challenge you to do some busy work spring cleaning. No, we don't mean do some spring cleaning as busy work, but let's clean out that list of busy work that's keeping you from actually doing the important stuff in your business. You know, like marketing and selling. The challenge: In the next two weeks, identify, eliminate, batch, delegate, and automate! For...

Duration:00:46:46

Episode 139 - Have we overinvested in Facebook?

5/13/2018
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If you have a business that serves people online in 2018, the chances are you chunks of your business on Facebook. Starting with Ads, we have messenger bots, groups, and pages. Join Kristin and Jeff as they tackle the question, "Have we built too much of our platforms on Facebook?" For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/139 What are the alternatives? Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes...

Duration:00:39:13

Episode 138 - How a virtual assistant can help your business with Michelle Lowery

5/6/2018
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Kristin and I are excited to talk with Michelle Lowery from michelleloweryva.com about Virtual Assistants and how they can aid your business. So join Kristin and I as we learn more about how to hire and start using virtual assistants in our business. For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/138 What we are talking about Why did you become a VA? What should people look for when hiring a VA? Are there any warning signs people should be aware of? What does the...

Duration:00:51:05

Episode 137 - 5 things you need to do before every speaking engagement

4/29/2018
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Getting picked to speak can be exciting and maybe even a bit frightening. We scramble to get it all ready to give the speech of our life. However, it can be easy to forget a few necessary steps to support our events. Join Kristin and Jeff as we talk about the 5 things you need to remember BEFORE your speech. For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/137 What we are talking about If you need help starting your business and feel lost ask the CPA and IT Wizard in...

Duration:00:36:54

Episode 136 - How to grow your business without working for free

4/22/2018
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As business owners, we often feel the pressure to give away our work for free. For new service providers, it can feel especially tempting. This idea does make us feel good in the short term, however, they can lead to stress later on when we are desperately trying to get more money to feed our families. Join Kristin and Jeff as they look at three things will allow you to help people while growing your business. For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/136 What we...

Duration:00:33:12

Episode 135 - How to make next year's taxes suck less

4/15/2018
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Kristin always likes to talk about the problems of tax season. However, for most of you, it is not a season, but a rush of pain to get information to your accountant to fulfill you're a duty to your country. Listen now, as Kristin, with the help of Jeff, will talk about the 4 easiest ways to save time and stress preparing your taxes! What we are talking about If you are looking for more on how to create better mental checks and triggers. You need to check out Small Biz HQ For complete...

Duration:00:35:15

Episode 134 - 5 ways you can do better

4/8/2018
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When we are surrounded by problems it is easy to get frustrated or flounder. Join Kristin and Jeff as they discuss ways you can do things without burnout and the drama that can accompany any changes that we make. What we are talking about If you are looking for more on how to create better mental checks and triggers. You need to check out Small Biz HQ For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/134 Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes...

Duration:00:34:54

Episode 133 - It's time to stop half-assing your social media

4/1/2018
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If you are like us, time is a premium and you do not have a team dedicated to social media strategy. Maybe you have become too reliant on social media scheduling tools. Join Kristin and Jeff in this episode of Small Biz Life as they consider important questions for their social media usage. What we are talking about What should I do? Look at the current state of your small business social media presence come up with a plan on how you can use a platform. Create tools and use tools to...

Duration:00:58:18

Episode 132 - Are you focusing on the wrong things?

3/25/2018
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The business cycle can be crazy. We can work nonstop and it can feel like we are not getting anywhere. Have you ever stopped to ask yourself if you are working on what is important? Join Kristin and Jeff as they explore this important topic. What we talk about in this episode For complete show notes check out the podcast on SmallBizLife.com Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) http://smallbiz.life/132 ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Mentions...

Duration:00:40:19

Episode 131 - What is nexus and why you need to know this now

3/18/2018
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Do you have tax liabilities in another states or countries and not even know it? Nexus is a term that you might have heard but you aren't really sure what it is. Most small businesses don't think about it because it must be something only bigger businesses deal with but states and other countries are getting smarter. What we talk about in this episode How do I get more help with this? First, I would talk to your CPA. If your CPA is not knowledgeable about nexus issues, find a consultant...

Duration:00:45:02

Episode 130 - The one thing every proposal must have

3/11/2018
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Kristin and I have both created many proposals in our 30 years of experience. We have seen a growing trend in proposals. Listen to today's episode as we discuss this trend and why, if you use it, this tactic it is hurting your business and different ways to change it to your advantage. What we talk about in this episode For complete show notes check out the podcast on SmallBizLife.com Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes...

Duration:01:34:20

Episode 129 - 5 Myths about small business website

3/4/2018
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Kristin and I easily have hundreds of discussions a year about websites with Small biz owners. So in this episode, we will be talking about the most common myths we hear about websites and give some simple advice on how to deal with your website. For complete show notes check out the podcast on SmallBizLife.com Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes...

Duration:00:32:16