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Episode 157 - How to know when your lead is ready to buy

9/16/2018
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Sales can be a problem for many small business owners. Jeff was no exception. The problem most of the time was knowing when a client was ready to close. If you struggle with your sales system, join Jeff and Kristin as we talk about our system to know when a lead is ready to close. For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/157 Making shared responsibility work in your family and your business Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes...

Duration:00:45:05

Episode 156 - What to look for in a small business cellphone

9/9/2018
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Episode 156 - What to look for in a small business cellphone Have you ever thought about what you really need your cell phone to do? Some phones are better than others in key areas that affect your business. In this episode, we discuss what to look for in a phone and give some recommendations for each area. For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/156 Making shared responsibility work in your family and your business Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit...

Duration:00:56:38

Episode 155 - Responsibility sharing

9/2/2018
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We often get asked how we do it all (raising our son while running two businesses and Kristin's teaching and being director of a graduate program) and still get along with each other. Today we discuss one of our most important tools: responsibility sharing. For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/155 Making shared responsibility work in your family and your business Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes...

Duration:00:25:01

Episode 154 - Marketing outside the box

8/26/2018
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The 4 tips to help you to think differently about your marketing Small Biz Life CommunityPatreonUdemey Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://smallbiz.life/154 ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Mentions links ))))))))))))))))))))))))) Small Biz HQ https://www.http//smallbizlife.com/hq ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Rate and Review us in iTunes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/small-biz-life/id1039595496 Small Biz...

Duration:00:32:40

Episode 153 - Being a small business owner doesn't have to be lonely

8/19/2018
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As a solopreneur or small business owner, it is common to get caught up at your desk and as the digital world makes it easier to work from home. It can lead to chronic loneliness. Join Kristin and Jeff as we talk about the signs of loneliness and what we can do to avoid the seclusion. For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/153 Signs of loneliness 9 Secret Signs of Loneliness @ Everyday Health Tips for fighting loneliness Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit...

Duration:00:24:21

Episode 152 - Small Business is not 9-5, but that does not mean it is 24/7

8/12/2018
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Small business owners are work very hard. Very quickly most learn that it will not be a simple 9 AM to 5 PM job. Join Kristin and Jeff in this episode giving five tips to prevent your small business from becoming a 24/7 job. For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/152 The 5 tips no prevent your business from a 24/7 work lifestyle Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://smallbiz.life/152 (((((((((((((((((((((((((((...

Duration:00:56:33

Episode 151 - Contentment vs. Complacency

8/5/2018
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In this episode, we discuss how to find contentment in your business without becoming complacent. We will also discuss why working 90 hours per week and never be getting any sleep is not the goal. For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/151 NEVER STOP BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://smallbiz.life/151 ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Mentions links ))))))))))))))))))))))))) Small Biz HQ...

Duration:00:36:59

Episode 150 - Instagram Secrets with Roota Mittal

7/29/2018
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Are you stuck how to use and grow Instagram for your small business? Check out this episode as Kristin and Jeff interview Roota Mittal to get the secrets of Instagram for small biz owners. For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/150 Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://smallbiz.life/150 ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Mentions links ))))))))))))))))))))))))) Get help from Roota...

Duration:00:32:15

Episode 149 - Taking your business on the road

7/22/2018
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Whether you want to be a digital nomad, need a vacation, or need to travel for your business. You get to have a time when small business owners will need to work when they are on the road. Join Kristin and Jeff as they talk about the basics of what you need to consider when traveling. For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/149 Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) http://smallbiz.life/149 (((((((((((((((((((((((((((...

Duration:00:24:16

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 out...

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 complete...

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