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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.

Location:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

9702182018


Episodes

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 won't...

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 work?...

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 bit. Mass =...

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 bonuses. You get...

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? How...

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
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. Listen to the podcast version on your favorite podcatcher for...

Duration:00:41:23

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

8/12/2020
See the full show notes: https://b50p.info/p2p002 Allen Service, Plumbing, Heating & Air has been a part of the Northern Colorado business landscape for 59 years. In my interview with business owner Jeff Allen, of Allen Service, he shares his decades of small business experience on: Operating as an ‘essential business’ Employee safety and COVID-19 Zero contact in-home services Indoor air quality Remote working for employees Yep... Jeff and I covered a lot of ground… Let's pivot to profit!

Duration:01:05:38

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

8/5/2020
Welcome to my new segment! Pivot to Profit is dedicated to real discussions with business owners with practical ideas, solutions and strategies that they are using right not to cope with the current crisis and manage their business during difficult times.

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
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. Profit is the consideration you are given for the improvement of your customer’s lives over the cost of having done so. That value can come from the creation of a product from raw materials, the...

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

Practical Cash Management in 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!

Duration:00:45:30

Adding Value as a Small Business | Up and to the Right | Episode 045

6/26/2020
The competitive landscape is becoming increasingly complicated. Small businesses often find themselves competing with so-called 'big box stores' and online retailers who can run more advertising, negotiate more aggressive pricing when they purchase their raw materials or products; and have stores of cash to weather difficult economic periods. It's more important than ever to really understand not only what value we currently add to our customers but find new ways to add or change that value...

Duration:00:33:39

Adding Value As A Small Business | Up And To The Right | Episode 045

6/26/2020
The competitive landscape is becoming increasingly complicated in our world. Small business owners often find themselves competing with big-box stores and online retailers that can run much more advertising, negotiate lower costs for their goods, and have more stores of cash to weather difficult economic times. It's more important than ever that we understand not […]

Duration:00:33:39

Adding Value as a Small Business | Up and to the Right | Episode 045

6/25/2020
Introduction The competitive landscape is becoming increasingly complicated. Small businesses often find themselves competing with so-called 'big box stores' and online retailers who can run more advertising, negotiate more aggressive pricing when they purchase their raw materials or products; and have stores of cash to weather difficult economic periods. It's more important than ever to […]

Duration:00:33:39

Practical Communication in Small Business | Up and to the Right | Episode 044

6/19/2020
Communication is so foundational that it might seem trite to talk about it specifically. On the other hand, we use so many different communication channels that I think it’s easy to lose track of how easy it is to miscommunicate. In this short article I want to share some reminders about communication in general and bring the idea to the top of your mind for a few minutes. I think you’ll find the time well spent.

Duration:00:37:21