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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.

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.

Location:

Fort Colins, CO

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

9702182018


Episodes

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 for Small Business | Up and to the Right | Episode 044

6/18/2020
Introduction 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 […]

Duration:00:37:21

Planning for Small Business Success | Up and to the Right | Episode 043

6/11/2020
Introduction Planning is one of the key principles in successful small business operations. It can also be a trap I call ‘Plancrastination’. How much planning is needed? What are the best planning tools? Is there a planning process that works? We’ll answer these and other questions about small business planning. Join me live on June […]

Duration:00:34:52

Practical Vision in Small Business | Up and to the Right | Episode 042

6/4/2020
Do we really need to write down our “Vision” as small business owners? Isn’t that just a Wall Street thing? Being clear about your vision is about more than wall hangings or motivational posters. It’s about more than a twitter post or an infographic. It’s about more than customer relationships or product development. Do a search on the web or your favorite book vendor for business vision and you’ll have mountains of material. I’ve read my share and while they’ve all had value none of them...

Duration:00:41:06

Practical Vision in Small Business | Up and to the Right | Episode 042

6/4/2020
Does Vision Matter to Small Business? Do we really need to write down our “Vision” as small business owners? Isn’t that just a Wall Street thing? Being clear about your vision is about more than wall hangings or motivational posters. It’s about more than a twitter post or an infographic. It’s about more than customer […]

Duration:00:41:06

Principles of Small Business Success | Up and to the Right | Episode 041

5/21/2020
When I started Beyond 50 Percent my aspiration was to connect business owners with ‘proven principles and practical action’. It made then, and still makes, perfect sense in my head but I’ve found that when someone asks for an example of a proven business principle I was suddenly less clear on what it meant in practical terms and left with something banal like ‘buy low sell high’. Since ‘practical’ and ‘actionable’ are features that I feel strongly about I felt compelled to arrive at some...

Duration:00:41:14

Principles of Small Business Success | Up and to the Right | Episode 041

5/21/2020
When I started Beyond 50 Percent my aspiration was to connect business owners with ‘proven principles and practical action’. It made then, and still makes, perfect sense in my head but I’ve found that when someone asks for an example of a proven business principle I was suddenly less clear on what it meant in […]

Duration:00:41:14

Plan it Like it's Software | Up and to the Right | Episode 040

5/14/2020
If you’re running a business or thinking about it you would be forgiven for feeling completely overwhelmed. It’s true, there is a lot to do and never enough time to do it. What is a business owner to do? Read, learn, get a consultant or coach? Yes… those are all good things but at the end of the day when you’ve read “Eat that Frog” and you’re ready to hunker down how do you know which frog is the biggest, ugliest and least appealing? Which frog do you eat? How do we decide what’s important...

Duration:00:43:01

Plan it Like it’s Software | Up and to the Right | Episode 040

5/14/2020
If you’re running a business or thinking about it you would be forgiven for feeling completely overwhelmed. It’s true, there is a lot to do and never enough time to do it. What is a business owner to do? Read, learn, get a consultant or coach? Yes… those are all good things but at the […]

Duration:00:43:01

Wow... That was Lucky! | Up and to the Right | Episode 039

5/7/2020
Full show notes: https://b50p.info/uattr039 (link will be live a few hours after the show!) We have an interesting relationship with luck. When something goes well we use it in a self effacing way like 'lucky break'. When things go badly we use it to distance ourselves from the event 'just bad luck'. When we're breaking outside norms… we're pushing our luck. According to https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/luck luck is a force that brings good fortune or adversity So how do we deal...

Duration:00:28:11

Wow… That was Lucky! | Up and to the Right | Episode 039

5/7/2020
Full show notes: https://b50p.info/uattr039 (link will be live a few hours after the show!) We have an interesting relationship with luck. When something goes well we use it in a self effacing way like 'lucky break'. When things go badly we use it to distance ourselves from the event 'just bad luck'. When we're breaking […]

Duration:00:28:11

Finding Business Wisdom Where the Wise Conflict | Up and to the Right | Episode 038

4/30/2020
Full show notes: https://b50p.info/uattr038 (link will be live a few hours after the show!) Have you ever read a business, leadership or self improvement book... or really any book... and thought "Wow that's really smart, insightful and helpful!" only to read another book two weeks later that recommends the polar opposite? Yeah... me too! This week I'm going to help you figure out how to parse out what really matters for your small business or startup when the gurus don't seem to agree....

Duration:00:33:01

Finding Business Wisdom Where the Wise Conflict | Up and to the Right | Episode 038

4/30/2020
Full show notes: https://b50p.info/uattr038 (link will be live a few hours after the show!) Have you ever read a business, leadership or self improvement book... or really any book... and thought "Wow that's really smart, insightful and helpful!" only to read another book two weeks later that recommends the polar opposite? Yeah... me too! This […]

Duration:00:33:01

Getting the Most Out of the Video Gear You Already Have | Up and to the Right | Episode 037

4/23/2020
Full show notes: https://b50p.info/uattr037 Video was here to stay before COVID-19 but with the increased pressure of social distancing we're now seeing more businesses adopting video. Video can add value by allowing us to have a more effective conversation than a phone call alone (most communication is non-verbal and totally lost on the phone); it […]

Duration:00:57:36

Getting the Most Out of the Video Gear You Already Have | Up and to the Right | Episode 037

4/23/2020
Full show notes: https://b50p.info/uattr037 Video was here to stay before COVID-19 but with the increased pressure of social distancing we're now seeing more businesses adopting video. Video can add value by allowing us to have a more effective conversation than a phone call alone (most communication is non-verbal and totally lost on the phone); it can provide new revenue streams and can reduce travel which, in turn, reduces costs and environmental impact. Video is good. How can you put your...

Duration:00:57:36

Getting Value Out of Zoom and Video Conferencing | Up and to the Right | Episode 036

4/16/2020
If you haven't heard of Zoom, you probably will. Zoom is a video and teleconferencing platform that has seen a large increase in use as businesses change the way they communicate. They've been in the press for two major reasons lately. One - the explosive growth during social distancing. 2nd they have been faulted for security concerns. There is a great opportunity here for us to lean in to a new tool that can help us add value to our business but how do we get real value out of Zoom and...

Duration:00:47:47

Getting Value Out of Zoom and Video Conferencing | Up and to the Right | Episode 036

4/16/2020
If you haven't heard of Zoom, you probably will. Zoom is a video and teleconferencing platform that has seen a large increase in use as businesses change the way they communicate. They've been in the press for two major reasons lately. One - the explosive growth during social distancing. 2nd they have been faulted for […]

Duration:00:47:47

Let's Build a Revenue Stream | Up and to the Right | Episode 035

4/9/2020
Full show notes: https://b50p.info/uattr035 Any change in the economic environment will show us vulnerabilities in our business. A major disruption or crisis will drive the point home by showing us weakness in our business whether it's an unsustainable expense structure or too few revenue streams & narrow sales channels. Let's build a revenue stream!

Duration:00:36:14

Let’s Build a Revenue Stream | Up and to the Right | Episode 035

4/9/2020
Full show notes: https://b50p.info/uattr035 Any change in the economic environment will show us vulnerabilities in our business. A major disruption or crisis will drive the point home by showing us weakness in our business whether it's an unsustainable expense structure or too few revenue streams & narrow sales channels. Let's build a revenue stream!

Duration:00:36:14

Sometimes... You Just Grind | Up and to the Right | Episode 034

4/2/2020
Full show notes: https://b50p.info/uattr034 Monday I didn't even take calls for work and I went from random task to random task not getting anything done. That's how the week started for me. Here's the story in my head "This week has been…" unproductive a bummer wasted low vibration hard disappointing I wasn't inspired for a topic for the livestream/podcast. That isn't where I wanted to be. I realized that there are times when you really do have to just put your energy to the task and just...

Duration:00:25:45