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The Small Business, Big Deal Podcast is where entrepreneurs deconstruct their businesses, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made. The goal of the podcast is to help young entrepreneurs turn their dreams into businesses and to meet the brightest entrepreneurs of present and future. Thanks for listening to the Small Business, Big Deal Podcast. One business owner. One story. Week by week. The host of Small Business, Big Deal is Tracy Jepson, a Small Business Strategist, Certified Mastery Profit First Professional, and CEO of Jepson Solutions, LLC. With 16 years of experience in small business administration, Tracy understands the unique needs that companies face, especially in those critical first five years. As a small business strategist, Tracy helps her clients understand their numbers and how they impact the overall health of their business. She develops a strategic plan based on industry best practices to support her client’s growth goals and then meets with them on a monthly basis to ensure they achieve those goals and ultimately get out of debt. Tracy has expanded her business by sharing her expertise to everyday entrepreneurs and start-up business owners via her signature Path to Profit System. This multidimensional approach in her online academy helps entrepreneurs create a profit-focused foundation for their business so they can effectively manage their cash flow, get out of debt, and create a sustainable business.

The Small Business, Big Deal Podcast is where entrepreneurs deconstruct their businesses, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made. The goal of the podcast is to help young entrepreneurs turn their dreams into businesses and to meet the brightest entrepreneurs of present and future. Thanks for listening to the Small Business, Big Deal Podcast. One business owner. One story. Week by week. The host of Small Business, Big Deal is Tracy Jepson, a Small Business Strategist, Certified Mastery Profit First Professional, and CEO of Jepson Solutions, LLC. With 16 years of experience in small business administration, Tracy understands the unique needs that companies face, especially in those critical first five years. As a small business strategist, Tracy helps her clients understand their numbers and how they impact the overall health of their business. She develops a strategic plan based on industry best practices to support her client’s growth goals and then meets with them on a monthly basis to ensure they achieve those goals and ultimately get out of debt. Tracy has expanded her business by sharing her expertise to everyday entrepreneurs and start-up business owners via her signature Path to Profit System. This multidimensional approach in her online academy helps entrepreneurs create a profit-focused foundation for their business so they can effectively manage their cash flow, get out of debt, and create a sustainable business.

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The Small Business, Big Deal Podcast is where entrepreneurs deconstruct their businesses, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made. The goal of the podcast is to help young entrepreneurs turn their dreams into businesses and to meet the brightest entrepreneurs of present and future. Thanks for listening to the Small Business, Big Deal Podcast. One business owner. One story. Week by week. The host of Small Business, Big Deal is Tracy Jepson, a Small Business Strategist, Certified Mastery Profit First Professional, and CEO of Jepson Solutions, LLC. With 16 years of experience in small business administration, Tracy understands the unique needs that companies face, especially in those critical first five years. As a small business strategist, Tracy helps her clients understand their numbers and how they impact the overall health of their business. She develops a strategic plan based on industry best practices to support her client’s growth goals and then meets with them on a monthly basis to ensure they achieve those goals and ultimately get out of debt. Tracy has expanded her business by sharing her expertise to everyday entrepreneurs and start-up business owners via her signature Path to Profit System. This multidimensional approach in her online academy helps entrepreneurs create a profit-focused foundation for their business so they can effectively manage their cash flow, get out of debt, and create a sustainable business.

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep 34: Accounting Firm Owner Helps Businesses Navigate Tricky Tax System

6/10/2021
On today’s podcast, we’re talking with John Briggs, founder and CEO of Incite Tax. John graduated from Brigham Young University with a Master of Accountancy in Tax. He worked on corporate taxes and trusts in Orange County, Calif., with Deloitte & Touche, one of the four largest national accounting firms. Read more and get additional resources here: https://tracyjepsonpodcast.com/podcast/ep-34-accounting-firm-owner-helps-businesses-navigate-tricky-tax-system/1456/ About our guest:...

Duration:00:46:28

Ep 33: Staffing Firm Founder Shares Secrets to Professional Success

6/3/2021
On today’s podcast, we’re talking with John Bernatovicz, founder and president of Willory, a staffing and consulting firm focused on HR and payroll. With over 22 years’ experience within the payroll and HR niche, John has focused his working career on understanding the needs of his clients, candidates, and partners. He is not satisfied until he finds what his clients and candidates are looking for. He thrives to grow, challenge, and develop the Willory team. Read more: ...

Duration:00:32:44

Ep 32: The ‘Business Doctor’ Helps Clients Get Unstuck

5/27/2021
On today’s podcast, we’re talking with Lauren Goldstein, founder and CEO of the boutique business strategy consulting firm Golden Key Partnership. Read more and get additional resources here: https://tracyjepsonpodcast.com/podcast/ep-32-the-business-doctor-helps-clients-get-unstuck/1440/ About our guest: https://www.goldenkeypartnership.com/ What we discuss on this episode: 1:34 – Meet Lauren 2:29 – How she started 6:15 – How she helps clients 8:27 – Her team 11:30 – Hiring...

Duration:00:36:23

Ep 31: The Number One Mistake I Made in Business

5/13/2021
On today’s podcast, I’ll share the number one mistake I made in my business when I was starting out and how you can avoid this problem. Read more and get additional resources here: https://tracyjepsonpodcast.com/podcast/ep-31-the-number-one-mistake-i-made-in-business/1435/ What we discuss on this episode: 1:10 – Boundaries 2:50 – Making money 4:28 – Work-life balance 5:53 – How to protect your time 7:47 – Take email off your phone 8:32 – Hire an assistant 9:47 – Information...

Duration:00:14:39

Ep 30: Business Owner and Author Shares His Profit-First Approach

5/6/2021
On today’s podcast, meet Mike Michalowichz, creator and author of Profit First, which hundreds of thousands of companies across the globe use to drive profit. Find out how he made a fortune, lost it all and is now helping others. Read more and get additional resources here: https://tracyjepsonpodcast.com/entrepreneur/ep-30-business-owner-and-author-shares-his-profit-first-approach/1426/ About our guest: https://mikemichalowicz.com/ Connect with Mike: ...

Duration:00:26:22

Ep 29: Business Psychologist Teaches Owners How to Take Back Their Lives

4/29/2021
On today’s podcast, meet Dr. Sabrina Starling, a business psychologist who teaches business owners how to take back their lives and hire A players on their team. From finding “A-Ha” moments to getting rid of warm body employees, she explains what makes a business successful. Read more and get additional resources here: https://tracyjepsonpodcast.com/podcast/ep-29-business-psychologist-teaches-owners-how-to-take-back-their-lives/1422/ About our guest:...

Duration:00:46:22

Ep 28: How Kim Kiel Designed a Copywriting Business Around Her Life

4/22/2021
On today’s podcast, meet Kim Kiel, a sales and direct response strategist and founder of the boutique copywriting agency, Kim Kiel Copy. Find out how she created her business around her family’s needs. Read more: https://tracyjepsonpodcast.com/freelance/ep-28-how-kim-kiel-designed-a-copywriting-business-around-her-life/1415/ About our guest: https://www.kimkiel.com/ Get the Ultimate Checklist for Magnetic Copy that Attracts & Sells:...

Duration:00:39:39

Ep 27: Third Generation Business Owner is a Leader in HVAC Industry

4/15/2021
On today’s podcast, meet Rob Minnick, a third generation business owner of Minnicks: Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, Insulation in Maryland. Find out how his passion for people and love for his family keep his company thriving. Read more and get additional resources here: https://tracyjepsonpodcast.com/podcast/ep-27-third-generation-business-owner-is-a-leader-in-hvac-industry/1407/ About our guest: https://minnicks.com/ What we discuss on this episode: 1:18 – The family business 5:05...

Duration:00:38:51

Ep 26: Serial Entrepreneur Wants to Help Other Women Business Owners

4/9/2021
On today’s podcast, meet Alexa Hallberg, a serial entrepreneur, philanthropist and business badass. Find out why she has made it her mission to help other women in business. See the show notes: https://tracyjepsonpodcast.com/entrepreneur/ep-26-serial-entrepreneur-wants-to-help-other-women-business-owners/1398/ Connect with Alexa: https://alexahallberg.com/ https://lexandcompany.co/ What we discuss on this episode: 2:09 – How Alexa created her photography business 5:37 –...

Duration:00:49:13

Ep 25: A Proven Profit First System with Ron Saharyan

4/1/2021
Every business owner wants to make a profit, but are you taking a deliberate approach to reaching that goal? Let us introduce you to someone who helped change our business through his Profit First system and give you more insight to how this approach has been adopted by companies around the world. See the show notes: https://tracyjepsonpodcast.com/podcast/ep-25-a-proven-profit-first-system-with-ron-saharyan/1390/ Connect with our...

Duration:00:36:37

Ep 24: Boutique Business Owner Focuses on Work-Life Balance and Helping Women

3/26/2021
On today’s episode of the Small Business, Big Deal podcast, our guest is Aimee Rosenow, owner of Evoke Creative Topeka. Find out why she left one business and started another and how her work-life balance has changed. Read more: https://tracyjepsonpodcast.com/media/ep-24-boutique-business-owner-focuses-on-work-life-balance-and-helping-women/1383/ About our guest: Aimee is a family-oriented, small business consultant focused on helping retail shops and boutiques clearly demonstrate...

Duration:00:32:28

Ep 23: Why Ariel Unselt Left Her Job to Become a Florist and Business Owner

3/18/2021
On today’s episode of the Small Business, Big Deal podcast, our guest is Ariel Unselt, owner of Chinell’s by Ariel and sister company, The Rogue Florist. Find out why she left her 9-to-5 job and how she became a florist. Read more: https://tracyjepsonpodcast.com/podcast/ep-23-why-ariel-unselt-left-her-job-to-become-a-florist-and-business-owner/1376/ About our guest: https://chinells.com/ What we discuss on this episode: 1:09 – Why Ariel left her 9-to-5 job 5:31 – When she...

Duration:00:35:37

Ep 22: How to Ditch the 9-to-5 and Become Your Own Boss

3/5/2021
On today’s episode of the Small Business, Big Deal podcast, our guest is Kate Bagoy, a business coach and founder of SixFigureFreelancers.com. Find out why her personal mission is to inspire and empower people to lead lives by design, not default. Read more and get additional resources here: https://tracyjepsonpodcast.com/podcast/ep-22-how-to-ditch-the-9-to-5-and-become-your-own-boss/1368/ About our guest: http://katebagoy.com What we discuss on this episode: 1:45 – Meet Kate...

Duration:00:34:38

Ep 21: A Half-Million Dollar Lesson on Fraud

2/5/2021
Many companies small and large end up dealing with fraud at some point, but a family business never expects one of their employees to steal more than a half-million dollars. That’s exactly what happened to the Stevenson Company, the metal works company behind many beautiful designs around Topeka and beyond. Owner Joe Pennington opens up about the experience and the hard lessons learned. Read more and get additional resources here: ...

Duration:00:49:23

Ep 20: How Faith and Family Helped Rich Tarwater Expand His Business

1/28/2021
On today’s episode of the Small Business, Big Deal podcast, our guest is Rich Tarwater, owner of Tarwater Farm and Home. Find out how he expanded the family business and what advice he has for his children. Read more and get additional resources here: https://tracyjepsonpodcast.com/podcast/ep-20-how-faith-and-family-helped-rich-tarwater-expand-his-business/1337/ About our guest: http://tarwaters.com/about-us.html Everything we discuss on this episode: 1:05 – Tarwater Farm and...

Duration:00:42:00

Ep 19: How Third Avenue Events Faced Challenges and Built Relationships During Pandemic

1/21/2021
On today’s episode of the Small Business, Big Deal podcast, our guests are Annie Rector and Kristin Hems of Third Avenue Events. Learn how they faced the challenges of the Covid pandemic and how they continued building close relationships with clients. Connect with our guest: http://www.thirdaveevents.com/ https://www.instagram.com/thirdaveevents/ https://www.facebook.com/thirdaveevents/?ref=br_rs https://www.linkedin.com/company/thirdaveevents Read more and check out other...

Duration:00:43:27

Ep 18: How a Recruiter Helps Businesses Find and Hire Quality Employees

1/14/2021
Stephanie Roberts chose a career in recruiting after being inspired by her mother to help people. Find out how she started her business, how she manages a work-life balance and what common misconceptions people have about her industry. Read more and get additional resources here: https://tracyjepsonpodcast.com/podcast/ep-18-how-a-recruiter-helps-businesses-find-and-hire-quality-employees/1318/ About our guest: https://humansbeingresources.com/ What we discuss on this episode: 1:13...

Duration:00:40:51

Ep 17: How the Kern Marketing Group Began & Where It’s Headed

1/7/2021
Many people dream of walking away from the corporate world and starting their own business. Mark Kern did just that about 15 years ago and now runs a successful marketing company out of Lawrence. Today we’ll talk to him about taking that leap, how he’s navigated the changing marketing business, and the best investment he’s made in his company. Read more and get additional resources here: ...

Duration:00:42:12

Special Announcement - Welcome Our New Host, Tracy Jepson

1/5/2021
You've probably noticed that the podcast took a short hiatus over the final quarter of 2020, but we're back and excited for the future of the show. Josh Gentry has turned his attention and energy to a new startup so he doesn't have as much time to dedicate to the show. Starting this week, we'll begin rolling out new episodes with the top entrepreneurs and small business owners, but we'll do so with our new host, Tracy Jepson. If you don't know Jepson, she's a small business strategist from...

Duration:00:02:15

Ep 16: Inside Richard Holman’s Custom Embroidery and Printing Business

9/4/2020
Running a small business mostly on your own can be tough. Hear from the owner of LKS Imagine about how he finds customers, manages the workload and what he wishes he knew when he started. Read more about this episode: https://kansasbiztalk.com/podcast/ep-16-inside-richard-holmans-custom-embroidery-and-printing-business/1191/ About our guest: https://www.lksimagine.com/ On today's show: 2:55 – Richard’s background 3:43 – What led him to starting LKS Imagine 4:38 – How COVID-19...

Duration:00:27:29