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BONUS - What to Expect When You Make the Leap to Full-Time Local Small Business Owner

6/6/2018
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The Start a Local Small Business Podcast What to Expect When You Make the Leap to Full-Time Local Small Business Owner Here is what we discuss in today's episode: The single biggest thing I hear from future local small business owners is a fear and excitement of making the leap to full-time small business owner. They don’t know what to expect and they wonder do they have what it takes. In this bonus episode, I’ll share 21 things that folks need to realize when they prepare to transition...

Duration:00:23:45

What Comes Next and More Tools and Resources

11/20/2017
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Episode 29 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic: What Comes Next and More Tools and Resources Here is what we discuss in today's episode: If you are ready to get your new business up and running, here are a few more tools and resources to help get you open and more importantly, the #1 tool that will help you build a strong, thriving business going forward. Starting a Local Small Business Website: StartALocalSmallBusiness.com OTHER HELPFUL LINKS For more tools...

Duration:00:10:36

Getting Your Local Small Business From Concept to Open for Business

11/13/2017
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Episode 28 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic: Getting Your Local Small Business From Concept to Open for Business Here is what we discuss in today's episode: Today we will start to wrap up our series on Starting a Local Small Business. We will revisit some of the key things we have covered and why they were important. This will be a great recap for those that have been following along and those just starting out wondering what the series is about. Starting a...

Duration:00:13:12

What to Look for If You Buy a Local Small Business

11/6/2017
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Episode 27 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic: What to Look for If You Buy a Local Small Business Here is what we discuss in today's episode: Let’s Discuss What You Should Look For if You are Thinking of Purchasing an Existing Local Small Business. When I purchased an existing local small business back in 2008, I dove in deep into several areas. I’ll share those with you today. Buying an established business can be a great way to become a local small business...

Duration:00:26:32

Why You Need a Sales Log from Day 1

10/30/2017
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Episode 26 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic: Why You Need a Sales Log from Day 1 Here is what we discuss in today's episode: Tracking Your Sales from the Beginning Will Give You Great Information in the Future A critical best practice you will want to start from day one of your new small business is creating a journal or sales log. It is a great way to identify trends for sales, inventory needs, people, etc. Let's discuss in this episode of the Start a Local...

Duration:00:11:09

Set Up Your Bookkeeping for Your New Local Small Business

10/23/2017
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Episode 25 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic: Set Up Your Bookkeeping for Your New Local Small Business You Want to Make Sure You Get Paid! Here is what we discuss in today's episode: Bookkeeping is the term used for "following" the money through your business. Starting with your quotes/estimates thru invoicing and finally getting paid. Bookkeeping is one of the most important things you will do each day or week. You want to keep track of all money coming in and...

Duration:00:12:37

Should You Start a Family Business

10/16/2017
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Episode 24 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic: Should You Start a Family Business Family Businesses Can Be Complicated Here is what we discuss in today's episode: If you are thinking of starting a family business, then I recommend you listen to this episode. I’ll share some feedback from multiple family businesses on what they see are the pros and cons of having a family business. Plus I’ll share my experience with a part family business. Family businesses can...

Duration:00:25:34

Training and On-boarding New Employees

10/9/2017
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Episode 23 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic: Training and On-boarding New Employees Making Sure Your New Employees Get Brought in Set for Success Here is what we discuss in today's episode: Now that you have made sure you have hired the best people for your new local small business, the next step is to make sure that you are setting your new employees up for success. How you onboard and train them will be critical. In this episode we will go through the 3 core...

Duration:00:17:53

Hiring the Right People for Your New Local Small Business

10/2/2017
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Episode 22 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic: Hiring the Right People for Your New Local Small Business Hiring Your First Employees Will Be a Critical First Step to Having a Great Team Here is what we discuss in today's episode: If your new business will be needing in employees, then you will want to make sure that you have a hiring plan. You will need to know your budget, the shifts you need to fill and more importantly, you need to make sure you hire the right...

Duration:00:23:16

Do You Need Employees? What to Expect

9/25/2017
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Episode 21 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic: Do You Need Employees? What to Expect Not all local small businesses should have employees but if you do here is what to expect Here is what we discuss in today's episode: Some local small businesses will require employees. Especially brick and mortar type businesses. However, before you higher an employee you will want to make sure you know what is involved. In this 1st part of our employee series, we will discuss...

Duration:00:13:53

Marketing Your New Local Small Business on Social Media

9/18/2017
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Episode 20 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic: Marketing Your New Local Small Business on Social Media Should social media be part of your marketing plan for your new business? Yes, especially Facebook Here is what we discuss in today's episode: Should social media be part of your marketing plan for your new business? Yes, especially Facebook! When you are putting your marketing plan together, you will want to incorporate at least one or two types of social...

Duration:00:20:12

Marketing Your New Local Small Business

9/11/2017
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Episode 19 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic: Marketing Your New Local Small Business Time to Shout Your New Business from the Roof Tops! Here is what we discuss in today's episode: Now that you are buttoning up your new local small business, it is time to start to develop your marketing plan to shout your business is now open. In this episode, we will go over several different ways you can do this. Plus, we will discuss the #1 best way for you to grow your...

Duration:00:27:19

10 Must Have Items on Your New Small Business Website

9/4/2017
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Episode 18 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic: 10 Must Have Items on Your Local Small Business Website Your Website is a Crucial Piece of Your Local Small Business Marketing Plan Here is what we discuss in today's episode: Since your website is a crucial piece of your local small business marketing plan. You want to make sure that your website has the information that your customers and clients are looking for. Today we will go over the 10 must have items you...

Duration:00:29:16

Do You Need Business Cards and other Chotskys?

8/28/2017
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Episode 17 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic: Do You Need Business Cards and other Chotskys? Are Aprons, Shirts, Car Magnets, and other Things Critical to Have Before You Open? Here is what we discuss in today's episode: As you get closer to opening your new local small business, you might be wondering if you should buy shirts, uniforms, aprons, car magnets and other chotskys for your new business. Let's talk about what is important and what isn't. Pat asked a...

Duration:00:08:51

Ep 16 - Why It is a Great Time to Be a Local Small Business Owner

8/21/2017
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Episode 16 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic: Why Being a Local Small Business Owner is Great in Today's World Will a Local Small Business Survive Technology, Automation & Outsourcing In today’s episode, we discuss… Why being a local small business is a great option to those that are worried about losing their jobs to technology, automation, and outsourcing. The world is full of doom and gloom and everyone is worried that they will lose their job to these...

Duration:00:19:31

How to Set the Prices for Your New Local Small Business

8/14/2017
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Episode 16 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic: How Should You Set Your Prices in your New Business? The Best Trick to Setting Your Prices is to Check Out Your Competition Here is what we discuss in today's episode: One of the key steps when setting up your new business is to identify and set up what your pricing will look like. The key to setting your prices is to study what your competition is currently doing. Later you can adjust your pricing once you build...

Duration:00:16:38

Ep 11 - Is Buying a Franchise Right for You?

7/17/2017
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Episode 11 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic: Is Buying a Franchise Right for You? What I Learned During My Experience as a Franchisee Here is what we discuss in today's episode: When I purchased my franchise in 2008 I thought it would be the perfect local small business. How can you go wrong with a national brand? Over the next 5 years I learned 5 pros and 5 cons of owning a franchise in my local small community. In today’s episode we will walk through them to...

Duration:00:27:29

Ep 10 - Start a Debt Free Local Small Business

7/9/2017
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Episode 10 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic: Start a Debt Free Local Small Business How to Open Your New Local Small Business Debt Free and Knowing Your Start Up Costs Here is what we discuss in today's episode: When starting a local small business (or any business) you will want to shoot for opening up a debt free business. There are ways to start your new business with zero to little debt. While some brick and mortar businesses might require some debt, your...

Duration:00:20:52

Ep 9 - Should Your Local Small Business Use an LLC or a Sole Proprietorship (DBA)

7/3/2017
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Episode 9 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic: Ep 9 - Should Your Local Small Business Use an LLC or a Sole Proprietorship (DBA) Which Legal Entity is Best for Your Local Small Business? Here is what we discuss in today's episode: When you put your business together you will want to form some type of a business entity to keep your business separate from your personal. Business entities will also serve as a form of protection in some cases. The two most common...

Duration:00:22:07

Ep 8 - Does Your New Small Business Need a Business Plan

6/26/2017
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Episode 8 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic: Does Your New Small Business Need a Business Plan Business Plan vs a Success Blueprint for Your New Local Small Business Here is what we discuss in today's episode: Once you have completed your research, the time has come to put together your business plan or even better, your Success Blueprint. Here you will formulate the plan to not only open your business but the first year of business. In this episode, we will...

Duration:00:17:52