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The How of Business - How to start, run & grow a small business.

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The HOW of Business is a weekly podcast for aspiring Entrepreneurs and existing Small Business Owners. If you are looking for actionable advice, tips and techniques on how to start and grow your small business, this is the podcast for you! In each episode we either discuss a business topic, or interview an existing business owner or business service provider. Our episodes are about 30 to 45 minutes in length, and are hosted by Henry Lopez and David Begin who share the knowledge and experience they have acquired over their corporate and entrepreneurial careers. We will release a new episode every week on Monday morning, packed with great information for you - the entrepreneur and small business owner!

The HOW of Business is a weekly podcast for aspiring Entrepreneurs and existing Small Business Owners. If you are looking for actionable advice, tips and techniques on how to start and grow your small business, this is the podcast for you! In each episode we either discuss a business topic, or interview an existing business owner or business service provider. Our episodes are about 30 to 45 minutes in length, and are hosted by Henry Lopez and David Begin who share the knowledge and experience they have acquired over their corporate and entrepreneurial careers. We will release a new episode every week on Monday morning, packed with great information for you - the entrepreneur and small business owner!
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The HOW of Business is a weekly podcast for aspiring Entrepreneurs and existing Small Business Owners. If you are looking for actionable advice, tips and techniques on how to start and grow your small business, this is the podcast for you! In each episode we either discuss a business topic, or interview an existing business owner or business service provider. Our episodes are about 30 to 45 minutes in length, and are hosted by Henry Lopez and David Begin who share the knowledge and experience they have acquired over their corporate and entrepreneurial careers. We will release a new episode every week on Monday morning, packed with great information for you - the entrepreneur and small business owner!

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English


Episodes

278: Selling Your Small Business with Mike Finger

10/14/2019
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How to Prepare Your Small Business for Sale with Mike Finger. Why your business may not be salable, and what you can do to fix it. Mike Finger is an entrepreneur and an expert on what it takes to build a business you can exit. He also shares his personal entrepreneur journey. Mike also introduces his approach to validating how salable your small business may be: are your financial results desirable, can a buyer duplicate your results, and can you document your financial results. Henry Lopez...

Duration:00:53:12

277: Launching Lab141 with Andrea Madho

10/7/2019
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Starting a clothing business Lab141 - an online platform which offers one clothing style at a time produced in small batches - with Andrea Madho. Andrea shares her entrepreneurial experiences, the inspiration for her current revolutionary garment industry business, and advice for aspiring entrepreneurs. After a successful career on Wall Street public relations, she is now changing the way clothes are made. Andrea is also the host of the Stroke of Genius podcast. Henry Lopez is a serial...

Duration:00:52:03

276: From Service Provider to Entrepreneur with Sylvie McCraken

9/30/2019
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Becoming an entrepreneur: from Service Provider to Entrepreneur with Sylvie McCraken. How to grow from a solo practitioner, trading hours for money, to an entrepreneur with passive income. Sylvie shares her entrepreneurial story, how she started her first small business, and how she currently helps her clients evolve their business such that they can generate income even when they are not actively participating or delivering a service. She focuses on helping her clients develop digital...

Duration:00:46:46

275: We Sold the Car Wash Business

9/23/2019
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Selling our car wash business with Henry Lopez & David Begin. Henry and David announce and discuss the recent sale of the highly successful exterior-express car wash business, Wild Blue Carwash, with three locations in Colorado. They share highlights of how and why they decided to sell this small business, the emotions associated with the sale, the process they followed, and what's next for each of them. Henry Lopez and David Begin are the hosts of this episode of The How of Business show –...

Duration:00:54:46

274: How to Buy a Small Business with David Barnett

9/23/2019
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How to buy a successful small business with David Barnett and Henry Lopez. Henry and David share tips and advice on how to buy a profitable existing small business. David explains how to approach buying a business from the perspective and mindset of an investor. Henry and David also discuss building versus buying, how to find the right business for you, and some common mistakes people make when buying a small business. Download the free “6 Stupid Things People Do When Trying to Buy a Small...

Duration:00:43:54

273: Launching 2 Maids & A Mop with Ron Holt

9/16/2019
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Home Cleaning Franchise Small Business with Ron Holt. Ron shares how he launched and grew “2 Maids & A Mop”. He also shares his entrepreneur journey, from successful corporate career to becoming his own boss. He sacrificed for almost seven years to save the money to start his first small business. He overcame early challenges and near failure and persevered to grow his business into a leading home cleaning franchise business. Henry Lopez is a serial entrepreneur, small business coach, and...

Duration:00:57:19

272: Firing an Employee

9/9/2019
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How to fire an employee in your small business the right way with Henry Lopez. Henry shares a recommended process and approach for firing or terminating a poor performing employee. The process should include a verbal documented warning, one or more written warnings with specific guidance, a possible suspension without pay, and then a firing the employee. Keeping a bad employee too long usually has a detrimental impact on our small business culture. Be sure to get the advice of an employment...

Duration:00:22:59

271: Stress-Free Small Business with Joan Sotkin

9/9/2019
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Stress-Free Small Business Ownership with Joan Sotkin. Joan is an entrepreneur, coach, speaker, author and podcaster, and Henry Lopez discuss the topic of stress as it related to small business ownership. What are the sources of stress? What are the effects on us physically and emotionally? Joan explains that there is nothing wrong with us that needs fixing, we have just developed bad habit. She explains how to begin to change old habits and develop new healthy habits that help us reduce or...

Duration:00:31:44

270: Specialty Food Business with Dave Hirschkop

9/2/2019
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Launching & growing a Specialty Food Small Business with Dave Hirschkop, founder of Dave's Gourmet - a specialty foods company that makes a wide range of products including Gourmet Pasta Sauce, Hot Sauce, Condiments and Spices. You have probably heard of Dave’s Gourmet Insanity Sauce! Dave shares his entrepreneur story, including starting a restaurant and developing the initial hot sauce product. Dave believes you need grit to succeed in business, and keeping things relatively simple to...

Duration:00:45:31

269: Trade Shows with Chris Kappes

8/26/2019
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Trade Shows for small business with industry veteran Chris Kappes. Chris is the founder and Chief Operating Officer at Exhibitshub - a technology company transforming the exhibiting experience. He shares his entrepreneurial story, including why he decided to become his own boss, and then provides his insights and tips on how to get the most from a trade show or other event for your small business. If you attend or exhibit at trade shows or other events where you have a both to promote your...

Duration:00:54:25

268: Asset Protection with Mark Balsom

8/19/2019
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Asset Protection for your small business, with attorney Mark Balsom. Mark explains various aspects of an effective comprehensive asset protection plan for your business and your personal assets. Mark and the team at Presser Lay Firm help their clients protect their hard-earned assets from lawyers, malpractice claims, creditors, foreclosure deficiencies, former or current spouses, children, relatives, and greedy lawsuit-obsessed citizens. While many people can make money, few know how to...

Duration:00:51:10

267: The 10 Factor with Tim Meuchel

8/12/2019
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Entrepreneurial story and The 10 Factor for small business growth with Tim Meuchel. Tim is an entrepreneur, bestselling author and podcast host. He shares the 10-Month Success Blueprint (starting at 38:00) to help consultants and entrepreneurs create a thriving small business built around their ideal lifestyle. He is the author of the book "The 10 Factor: From Struggling to Thriving Business in Ten Months", and the host of the podcast "The 10 Factor: From Struggling to Thriving...

Duration:00:58:36

266: Franchise Financing with Ben Johnson

8/5/2019
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Financing a Franchise small business with Ben Johnson, VP of Commercial Lending at First Bank Texas. He explains the potential advantages of securing financing for a first-time franchise business and why a franchise may provide an advantage from the bank’s perspective. Ben shares the types of loan programs, including the SBA 7A, and what a bank is looking for to qualify. Henry Lopez is a serial entrepreneur, small business coach, and the host of this episode of The How of Business show –...

Duration:00:44:57

265: Dealing with Overwhelm

7/29/2019
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Dealing with and managing overwhelm as you start and grow your small business. David Begin and Henry Lopez shares their thoughts and experiences, and practical tips, on how to manage stress and avoid being overwhelmed and paralyzed. What causes overwhelm? What happens to us when we are overwhelmed? How do you effectively manage stress and overwhelm? Henry and David share their experience and advice to help you answer these questions, so that you can achieve your most important small business...

Duration:00:43:36

264: Proof to Product with Katie Hunt

7/22/2019
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Creative product entrepreneurship with Katie Hunt, founder of Proof to Product. Katie shares her journey from a corporate career to side-hustle, to running her own product-based small business full-time. Do you currently create gift items or other products that you want to grow into a bigger business? She explains (starting at 20:16) the typical process to take product business from idea to getting that product to market. With her current business, Proof to Product, she helps others with...

Duration:00:49:41

263: Millennial Whispering with Chris Tuff

7/22/2019
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Motivating & leading Millennial employees in your small business, with Chris Tuff. Chris is an entrepreneur and author of "The Millennial Whisperer: The Practical, Profit-Focused Playbook for Working with and Motivating the World’s Largest Generation". Chris shares his experience, insights and practical tips to help us better manage and lead our millennial workforce. Henry Lopez is a serial entrepreneur, small business coach, and the host of this episode of The How of Business show –...

Duration:00:58:26

262: Productivity Hacks with Chris Bello

7/15/2019
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Personal Productivity Hacks to improve your life and your small business. Chris Bello, host of the Entrepreneur Motivation Podcast, shares his personal entrepreneurial journey and his top 5 Productivity Hacks (starting at 9:27). Get his free download today. A few years in to his corporate career, Chris decided the corporate life was not for him and he quit to develop a product idea. He then moved on to real estate investments and today is also the host of a successful podcast. Henry Lopez...

Duration:00:47:18

261: Amazon Wholesaling with Dan Meadors

7/15/2019
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Amazon Wholesaling business with Dan Meadors, a multi-million-dollar Amazon seller and co-founder of The Wholesale Formula. Dan shares his entrepreneurial story, from a full-time job to a side-hustle doing retail arbitrage, to then launching their own small business. He is now focused on helping others start and operate successful Amazon wholesale businesses, and on this episode (starting at 18:39) he shares some of the techniques he teaches. Dan also explains the differences between retail...

Duration:00:55:07

260: Is a Franchise Right for You?

7/8/2019
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Is a Franchise Business the right fit for you? Henry Lopez and Sara Waskow, a Franchise Specialist and owner of FranNet DFW, introduce the franchise business model, explore common myths and misconceptions about franchising, and discuss the common characteristics and skills of successful small business franchise owners. Visit the show notes page for the free "6 Franchise Myths" document to learn more. Henry Lopez is a serial entrepreneur, small business coach, and the host of this episode of...

Duration:00:35:56

259: Business Partnerships with Henry & David

7/1/2019
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What makes for a great partnership in small business? Henry and David share their thoughts and opinions on how and why they have chosen to partner on their various small business ventures. Trust and respect are at the core of a successful small business partnership, and an upfront understanding of the differences between a partner and an investor are also critical. Are you best suited to work in a partnership, or by yourself? Henry Lopez and David Begin help you answer this important...

Duration:00:31:51