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Welcome to Up and to the Right, the no-nonsense podcast where we blend your passion with proven business principles and practical tips, empowering you to create the impact and success you envision. Hosted by Stephen Krausse, the show covers what matters to small business owners, startups, and people interested in becoming entrepreneurs. No buzzwords and no hyped-up trends! A graduate of Colorado State University's College of Business, Stephen has an academic background that compliments over 25 years of business operations and management experience. He started his first business as a freshman in college in 1987, recording and producing demo tapes for local bands. Since that time, he’s been involved with numerous successful small businesses, including the operation and management of a niche high-tech company with customers and suppliers worldwide. As a business professional by education and trade, he works with select business owners to blend their passion with proven principles, giving them the edge they need to achieve their unique impact. Stephen is always researching new products, ideas, and innovations - consuming content through audiobooks, podcasts, and online resources, and connecting with other professionals locally and abroad. Now he’s sharing practical tips and ideas to help you get real work done. This isn’t about fancy solutions requiring a considerable investment or changing how you do your best work. You’ll discover ideas that will allow you to integrate proven principles into the way you already get things done. You’ll get practical ideas to easily replicate, modify, and integrate into what you already do. Up and to the Right covers topics like getting value out of a business model, outsourcing, hiring for small businesses, working across platforms, productivity and efficiency hacks, building revenue streams, communication and planning, and more! Some episodes will have related downloads available from the show notes page below or unique segments with guests who have industry-specific tips that would be helpful. It’s time to roll up your sleeves and get to work. Listen to Up and to the Right with Stephen Krausse today.

Welcome to Up and to the Right, the no-nonsense podcast where we blend your passion with proven business principles and practical tips, empowering you to create the impact and success you envision. Hosted by Stephen Krausse, the show covers what matters to small business owners, startups, and people interested in becoming entrepreneurs. No buzzwords and no hyped-up trends! A graduate of Colorado State University's College of Business, Stephen has an academic background that compliments over 25 years of business operations and management experience. He started his first business as a freshman in college in 1987, recording and producing demo tapes for local bands. Since that time, he’s been involved with numerous successful small businesses, including the operation and management of a niche high-tech company with customers and suppliers worldwide. As a business professional by education and trade, he works with select business owners to blend their passion with proven principles, giving them the edge they need to achieve their unique impact. Stephen is always researching new products, ideas, and innovations - consuming content through audiobooks, podcasts, and online resources, and connecting with other professionals locally and abroad. Now he’s sharing practical tips and ideas to help you get real work done. This isn’t about fancy solutions requiring a considerable investment or changing how you do your best work. You’ll discover ideas that will allow you to integrate proven principles into the way you already get things done. You’ll get practical ideas to easily replicate, modify, and integrate into what you already do. Up and to the Right covers topics like getting value out of a business model, outsourcing, hiring for small businesses, working across platforms, productivity and efficiency hacks, building revenue streams, communication and planning, and more! Some episodes will have related downloads available from the show notes page below or unique segments with guests who have industry-specific tips that would be helpful. It’s time to roll up your sleeves and get to work. Listen to Up and to the Right with Stephen Krausse today.

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Fort Colins, CO

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Welcome to Up and to the Right, the no-nonsense podcast where we blend your passion with proven business principles and practical tips, empowering you to create the impact and success you envision. Hosted by Stephen Krausse, the show covers what matters to small business owners, startups, and people interested in becoming entrepreneurs. No buzzwords and no hyped-up trends! A graduate of Colorado State University's College of Business, Stephen has an academic background that compliments over 25 years of business operations and management experience. He started his first business as a freshman in college in 1987, recording and producing demo tapes for local bands. Since that time, he’s been involved with numerous successful small businesses, including the operation and management of a niche high-tech company with customers and suppliers worldwide. As a business professional by education and trade, he works with select business owners to blend their passion with proven principles, giving them the edge they need to achieve their unique impact. Stephen is always researching new products, ideas, and innovations - consuming content through audiobooks, podcasts, and online resources, and connecting with other professionals locally and abroad. Now he’s sharing practical tips and ideas to help you get real work done. This isn’t about fancy solutions requiring a considerable investment or changing how you do your best work. You’ll discover ideas that will allow you to integrate proven principles into the way you already get things done. You’ll get practical ideas to easily replicate, modify, and integrate into what you already do. Up and to the Right covers topics like getting value out of a business model, outsourcing, hiring for small businesses, working across platforms, productivity and efficiency hacks, building revenue streams, communication and planning, and more! Some episodes will have related downloads available from the show notes page below or unique segments with guests who have industry-specific tips that would be helpful. It’s time to roll up your sleeves and get to work. Listen to Up and to the Right with Stephen Krausse today.

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English

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Episodes

Up and into the Future! | Up and to the Right | Episode 62

9/30/2021
Business Pivot Triggers Practical Approaches to Pivots What's Next for Up and to the Right? Contact Beyond 50 Percent https://beyond50percent.com stephen.krausse@b50p.com IG & TW @beyond50percent

Duration:00:51:17

Happy Lucky’s Teahouse Owner Interview | Kari and George Grossman | Up and to the Right | Episode 061

8/17/2021
In this episode of Up and to the Right I'm excited to have Kari & George Grossman owners of Happy Lucky's Teahouse. We'll talk about getting started in 2009 and adapting to a wildly changing business environment in 2020. About Happy Lucky's With a commitment to quality, selection, and community, Happy Lucky’s creates a highly interactive, informative, and immersive tea experience. Whether you are already a tea lover or new to the brew, you’ll find the flavor, aroma, and feeling that...

Duration:00:57:23

2021 Small Business Trends | Up and to the Right | Episode 060

8/15/2021
Is it click bait? To be fair, click bait isn't my plan. In fact, I think it's important that we separate the small business trends for 2021 that matter to us as owners from the 'trends' over which we have no agency, no resources to follow or that simply don't apply. Let's figure out which windmill to chase! See the full show notes: https://b50p.info/uattr060

Duration:00:40:29

The Best Book for Building Small Business | Up and to the Right | Episode 059

7/27/2021
Best Book for Small Business Show Contents 00:00 Pre Show 00:16 Program Start 01:20 Introduction 01:41 News & Updates 04:40 Let's talk about reading! 16:43 Let's get practical! 17:35 Sidebar on book length... 19:30 Working a Book 24:48 My New Reading Experiment 30:07 Show Close & Contact Info I asked the internet... "What book was the most effective in helping you make REAL CHANGES to your small business?" In this episode I'm going to share how the internet replied! Let's...

Duration:00:31:38

Small Business Priority | 4Get 2020 Time to Move On | Up and to the Right | Episode 058

12/31/2020
Full Show Notes: https://b50p.info/uattr058 Small Business Priority | 4Get 2020 Time to Move On 2020 is finally over. There will be plenty of blogs, podcasts, articles and videos reviewing 2020 and predicting 2021. Not here... not today. As small business owners, we need to focus on what IS... NOW and figure out what needs to be done at this moment in time to move our business forward. Your time is a limited resource. How do you know what to work on? I'm going to throw out a quick way to...

Duration:00:36:14

Starting Up a Small Business - What is a 'Small Business'? | Up and to the Right | Episode 057

12/17/2020
Show Notes: https://b50p.info/uattr057 What is a Small Business? Over the years I've come across a lot of misinformation about what it means to be a small business. Sometimes people think it's determined by the number of employees, sometimes by revenue, even by the corporate structure. As we'll see below it's actually easy to understand why there is confusion identifying what is a small business. Defining Small Business So, if there's so much confusion around how to define a business as...

Duration:00:33:02

Starting Up a Small Business - Small Business Regulations | Up and to the Right | Episode 056

12/10/2020
Full Show Notes: https://b50p.info/uattr056 You've come up with a great business idea. You've started your business and things are going great when out of the blue a great potential customer asks: "What's your export control code?" Don't know? You're not alone and export control is just one of the seemingly endless regulations that may (or may not) apply to your small business. Let’s get… regulated! In short, small businesses are regulated by largely the same laws that regulate larger...

Duration:00:30:53

Using the Power of Leverage in Business (in a good way) | Up and to the Right | Episode 055

12/3/2020
Show Notes | https://b50p.info/uattr055 It's time to roll up our sleeves and get to work! Physics in Business. At first, it might not seem like the two are closely connected. I've found that the principles we use to describe our physical universe often have parallels in the business world. The power of leverage in business is often thought of as a negative. Something used to push someone else down in a negotiation or to artificially inflate value. These are the uses of leverage that we...

Duration:00:30:47

What did Newton Know about Action in Small Business | Up and to the Right | Episode 054

11/19/2020
Get the show notes: https://b50p.info/uattr054 I put a lot of effort into running and growing my business. I'm sure you do too! What do we get for that effort? I'm not talking about. the long-term effects of our actions resulting in new revenue or market growth. What reaction do we expect from this particular action? Let’s get… mechanical!

Duration:00:35:10

Working ON Your Business With FLOW and Megan Denae Anderson | Up and to the Right | Episode 053

11/12/2020
Get the Show Notes: https://b50p.info/uattr053 If you picked two words to describe entrepreneurship they would very likely be longly and busy. Really... REALLY busy! I can speak from personal experience that being a small business owner can leave you feeling alone as well as fill your time with a stream of seemingly critical tasks. How can entrepreneurs like you find kindred spirits that share common experience AND get the opportunity to work ON your business by accomplishing focused...

Duration:00:44:26

What did Newton Know about Making an Impact as a Small Business | Up and to the Right | Episode 052

11/5/2020
See the full Show Notes: https://b50p.info/uattr052 What did Newton Know about Creating Impact as a Small Business? Everything we need to know about making an impact as a small business... Newton knew in 1686!? Really? Newton’s 2nd Law states that Force = Mass * Acceleration. How can understanding one of the fundamental laws of physics help us make an impact as a small business? Is changing the world as easy as Force = Mass * Acceleration? Well yes... and no. Let's rewrite that a...

Duration:00:29:19

What did Newton Know about Small Business Communication? Objects Rest and Motion | Up and to the Right | Episode 051

10/29/2020
Everything we need to know about small business communication... Newton knew in 1686!? Really? An object at rest tends to stay at rest unless acted upon by an outside force. An object in motion tends to stay in motion in the same direction unless acted on by an outside force. If these trends sound familiar ... A customer who is happy tends to stay a customer unless there's a sale at a competitor. A rock star employee tends to stay a rock star unless we eliminate performance...

Duration:00:25:29

Draining Content Creators Dry | Up and to the Right | Episode 050

10/22/2020
Show Notes: https://b50p.info/uattr050 Consuming content has become a byword. We all want to learn and grow personally and professionally. To that end, we read or listen to books, watch videos, take online courses, and consume any number of other types of content. Have you ever stopped to consider whether or not the content you’ve consumed has actually generated a beneficial transformation in your business? How do we get the most benefit from the information we read, watch, or listen to?...

Duration:00:27:33

Small Business Startup Tips... You May Have Missed | Up and to the Right | Episode 049

10/15/2020
Show Notes: https://b50p.info/uattr049 A small business startup can be overwhelming. So much so that many people choose not to and many of us who do start small businesses often miss a piece of the small business puzzle. In this episode, I’m going to share three things you need to do when you’re starting your business that might not be on your list… yet! Let’s get… started!

Duration:00:31:06

When Should I Hire a Consultant? | Up and to the Right | Episode 048

10/8/2020
Full Show Notes: https://b50p.info/uattr048 When Should I Hire a Consultant? Hiring a consultant is bringing an ‘outsider’ into your business and can be an intensely personal experience. What’s in this episode for you?! When should you hire a consultant? We’ll talk about hiring consultants in small businesses and my own 2020 adventure in bringing help into my own business. There are 3 consultants every business owner should have… what are they? You’ll find highlights below. Watch the...

Duration:00:41:23

Jeff Allen with Allen Service | Pivot to Profit - 002 | Up and to the Right

8/12/2020
Jeff Allen, Allen Service, Plumbing, Heating, and Air Jeff, his brother Mike, and the team at Allen Service, Plumbing, Heating, and Air, have been operating as an ‘essential business’ through the current crisis. A small business succeeding during the COVID-19 pandemic, Jeff and his team prioritize employee and customer safety while still providing quality services. I’ve always thought that heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in our homes were for comfort and...

Duration:01:05:38

P2P - How the Pandemic Affected My Businesses | Pivot to Profit - 001 | Up and to the Right

8/5/2020
Full Show Notes & Resources: https://b50p.info/p2p001 Being a small business owner is challenging in the best of times. During periods of economic uncertainty that challenge becomes more difficult. In 2020 we're faced with those economic concerns but they are combined with a serious global pandemic and the groundswell of difficult but necessary social and cultural shifts. Any one of these would be stressful enough on its own but combined it is understandable that many of us are under a...

Duration:00:42:29

Practical Profit in Small Business | Up and to the Right | Episode 047

7/9/2020
Introduction Profit is often heard as a four letter word. As small business owners that want to offer products and services that create a lasting and positive impact in the lives of our customers as well as our own… we have to get comfortable with profit. Profit is not something you take from your customers. […]

Duration:00:39:12

Practical Profit in Small Business | Up and to the Right | Episode 047

7/9/2020
Reminder: What is a Business Principle? When I talked about what made a business principle I ended up here: A business principle is a concept that is both foundational and relevant to all businesses. This set a pretty high bar when it came to identifying what were business principles and what were strategies, missions and tactics. Profit made the cut and that’s what I want to cover today. Why Profit? Profit is the standard measure by which companies large and small are evaluated. While...

Duration:00:39:12

Principles of Cash for Small Business | Up and to the Right | Episode 046

7/2/2020
You've heard that statistic that 50 percent of companies go out of business within five years… well an article by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) 82% of those failures can be attributed to cash. The role of cash in business is often underestimated and misunderstood. Let's get liquid! Reminder: What is a Business […]

Duration:00:45:31