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Let's roll up our sleeves and get to work! Up and to the Right is the no nonsense podcast where we blend your passion with proven business principles and practical tips. We cover things that matter to small business owners, startups and people interested in becoming entrepreneurs. No buzzwords and no hyped up trends.

Let's roll up our sleeves and get to work! Up and to the Right is the no nonsense podcast where we blend your passion with proven business principles and practical tips. We cover things that matter to small business owners, startups and people interested in becoming entrepreneurs. No buzzwords and no hyped up trends.
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Fort Colins, CO

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Let's roll up our sleeves and get to work! Up and to the Right is the no nonsense podcast where we blend your passion with proven business principles and practical tips. We cover things that matter to small business owners, startups and people interested in becoming entrepreneurs. No buzzwords and no hyped up trends.

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Episodes

Plancrastination… 1st Cousin of Analysis Paralysis | Up and to the Right | Episode 021

4/22/2018
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http://b50p.info/uattr021 On February 13, 2017 I published Episode 13 of Up and to the Right… I should have known that the 13th episode published on the 13th day of the month was a bad omen. Anyway, after Episode 13 I started planning... and stopped producing... ...and it took over a year for me to get back on track! In episode 21 of up and to the right we’ll: What is Plancrastination? Reasons we Plancrastinate Breaking the Cycle

Duration:00:48:46

Organizing for Practical Humans | Up and to the Right | Episode 020

4/15/2018
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http://b50p.info/uattr020 Show Notes I have three places I really push organization I could do better but these are my major work areas so while I have piles of office supplies or old records that could definitely use a good purge… they don’t effect my day to day work. In episode 20 of up and to the right we’ll talk about why and how to get organized. It’s not as hard as you think and we’ll get some great help along the way!

Duration:00:28:22

See the Problem, Hear the Customer, Speak Only Thoughtfulness | Up and to the Right | Episode 019

4/9/2018
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Show Notes: http://b50p.info/uattr019 Do you have customer service skeletons in your closet? Does the skeleton of your patronage linger in the closet of a business that just plain blew it? For me, sadly… both are true. Episode 019 of Up and to the Right we’ll take a look at some moldering bones in my own customer service closet along with two examples that made an impression on me as a customer. The good news is that by acknowledging problems, listening to customers and treating customers...

Duration:01:11:43

Windows 10 is Great – Still Using a Mac | Up and to the Right | Episode 018

4/1/2018
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http://b50p.info/uattr018 If you put all the clever marketing campaigns aside does it really matter if you’re Mac or Windows? Episode 018 of Up and to the Right is about my journey from Windows to Mac; how and why it matters to business owners and what you need to think about when it comes to deciding on a technology platform for your business. Spoiler alert: if you’ve already chosen... you made the right choice... and even if you feel you didn’t the costs to change are lower than...

Duration:00:45:13

Social Media Channel Surfing | Up and to the Right | Episode 017

3/25/2018
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http://b50p.info/uattr017 Do you use social media to promote your product, service or business? Did you know that there or over 300 social media websites and that number is growing?! Whether your a social media luddite like yours truly... or a social media maven there's simply no ignoring the power and impact of social media. In episode 17 of Up and to the Right we'll see if we can surf the social media channels and keep our entrepreneurial sanity at the same time! We'll talk about how...

Duration:00:44:33

Should My Pricing be on My Website? | Up and to the Right | Episode 016

3/18/2018
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It’s unanimous… according to article after article service providers should have pricing listed on their websites. Funny thing though… if you start looking at many professional service provider’s websites there is a distinct lack of transparent public pricing. In episode 16 of Up and to the Right we’ll explore this apparent conflict and I’ll share my own journey that started when I decided to cover this topic.

Duration:00:25:41

Recycling the 4 P's of Marketing | Up and to the Right | Episode 015

3/11/2018
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About 58 years ago Edmund Jerome McCarthy introduced us to the ‘four P’s of marketing’. It could be argued that a lot has changed since then. In this episode of Up and to the Right we’ll adapt this easy to remember marketing tool to our modern mar

Duration:00:40:37

5 Moleskine Management Hack | Episode 014 | Up and to the Right

3/4/2018
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Have you ever heard someone talk about running their business by ‘keeping all the balls in the air’? Now I can’t juggle… but I can certainly relate to the feeling that running a business can seem like a circus! So, how can one person keep “all the balls in the air”? In episode 14 of Up and to the Right I’ll share my 5 Moleskine Notebook Hack, how I set it up and how I work with it to run my business.

Duration:00:32:44

Up and to the Right | 2017 Episode 04 | Three Kinds of Work

2/13/2017
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http://b50p.com/2017e04 How do you measure the importance of the work that you do in your small business? Sometimes I value the work I do by its impact on revenue; sometimes I value it based on how much I am interested in that particular activity and sometimes I value an activity by how long it can occupy me before I have to do something I've been avoiding. Over the years I have been found that the work that we do can be described by one of three categories. In this episode I share this...

Duration:00:17:57

Up and to the Right | 2017 Episode 03 | Operating Profit Drives Expense

2/1/2017
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Get the show notes: https://b50p.com/2017e03 One of the most common reasons for small business failure is problems with cash flow (not having the cash you need to operate your business when you need it). Looking at this another way... by learning when to incur expenses you can turn this risk for other small businesses into an asset for your own. The secret sauce: operating profit drives expense The world of marketing would love for us to continue believe differently but we're not...

Duration:00:22:31

Up and to the Right | 2017 Episode 02 | Hiring for Small Business

1/25/2017
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//b50p.com/2017e02 Hiring can be rewarding when you've found just the right person with the right skills and experience that will fit perfectly into the culture of your business. It's a big commitment though... for both of you. As a business owner, there are a few strategies you can use that will increase the chances that your hiring process will go as smoothly as possible. In Episode 02 for 2017 I'll share my three question test for every hire along with an evaluation of cost. Front...

Duration:00:31:38

Up and to the Right | 2017 Episode 01 | Outsourcing for Small Business

1/13/2017
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It's true. We all need help. Whether it's seasonal sales cycles, end of year accounting or a full time staff position... there's always more to do that hours in the day. How do you decide what help you need, how to prioritize getting it and finally who you gonna call? In this episode our focus will be on outsourcing work without adding a permanent position at your company. In Episode 01 for 2017 we look at each of these questions. There's a worksheet you can download at b50p.com/2017e01...

Duration:00:38:50

Up and to the Right | 2016 Week 51 | What's in an Email Domain?

12/23/2016
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Still using @gmail, @aol, @yahoo or another generic email for your small business? Does it matter? In the 2016 Week 51 episode of Up and to the Right we're going to go over why using this seemingly economic choice for small business owners may actually be costing you more than you think. We'll also talk about how easy and inexpensive it is to get up and running with your own custom email address that will put a professional touch to the emails you send to customers, prospects and...

Duration:00:25:42

Up and to the Right | 2016 Week 50 | The Secret Life of Ratios

12/22/2016
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What are Financial Ratios? Can they be used to run a small business or are they only for big companies and stock traders? In the 2016 Week 50 episode of Up and to the Right we'll learn the Secret Life of Ratios and how they can be used to operate and improve your small business. The tool this week is a ratio analysis calculator. All you have to do is download it from beyond50percent.com/2016w50 and enter 12 values from your own financial statements. Ratio analysis just got easy! In the...

Duration:00:29:33

Up and to the Right | 2016 Week 49 | Statements of Cash Flow

12/8/2016
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Cash is king as they say and the Statement of Cash Flows is a key report that bridges the gap between the Balance Sheet and the Income statement. In this episode of Up and to the Right I'll discuss how to get the most out of the Statement of Cash Flows without investing hours of time or going to night school to understand the accounting behind it. I've provided some examples of both the entries on this report and the calculations used to arrive at the numbers. The point; however, is to...

Duration:00:27:24

Up and to the Right | 2016 Week 48 | Effortless Income Statements

12/1/2016
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So much for reducing the time huh? I am committed to getting these down to bite size pieces! Alright, I underestimated how much I had to cover when it comes to the Income Statement. Yeah... this episode is long... but the truth is that this is an important and probably the most widely talked about (if misunderstood) report of the three standard reports. What is an Income Statement? The income statement is, as its name suggests, a report that focuses on the sales (income) we receive from...

Duration:00:53:28

Up and to the Right | 2016 Week 47 | Balance Sheet Basics

11/23/2016
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How often do you review the three standard accounting reports for your business. Accounting gets a bad rap but the reports that they generate are the first place to go to find measured results that you can use to improve your business. The Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Statement of Cash Flows can be a wealth of information and a great place to start looking for ways to improve as well as a great mechanism to monitor the results of changes you make. Why should you review your Balance...

Duration:00:43:45

Up and to the Right | 2016 Week 46 | Working Across Platforms

11/16/2016
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Are you a Windows or Mac? Are you iOS or Android? When it comes to finding solutions to getting work done, more and more these questions are becoming less relevant. What does it mean when an application or software package claims to be cross-platform? Why does it matter to your business? What does "cross platform" mean? We'll go over what it means that an application is "cross platform" or available not only for use on more than one operating system (Windows or Mac for example), but...

Duration:00:34:27

Up and to the Right | 2016 Week 45 | Backups on a Budget

11/9/2016
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Have you ever lost valuable data on because of a hard drive failure? Lost a USB drive? Just accidentally deleted a file that you really needed? Data loss happens! It's actually easy to put together a working backup system that will give you good data protection and the piece of mind that goes along with it. The great news is that it doesn't have to be expensive or complicated and you probably already own most, if not all, of the equipment that you need. Why backup? Aside from simply...

Duration:00:42:19

Up and to the Right - 2016 Week 44 | Be a Choosey Tool User

11/2/2016
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Tools are in important part of developing, producing and distributing our products, and in the operation of our businesses and in personal lives. Finding the best tool for your business may be less simple that a quick google search. A bit of introspection and answering a few specific questions can put you on the road to choosing tools that are well suited to achieving the results improvements that you're expecting. Change Costs Tips for Tool Choosers Questions to Consider So that's...

Duration:00:38:24

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