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Sharing the REAL stories from REAL small business owners. Each week Nick and Johnny strip down the stories of successful business owners to reveal what it really takes to be successful in small business. If you are an entrepreneur, solo business owner, or want to start your own business, you will want to listen in for inspiration, ideas and motivation. Nick and John are both small business owners that run real brick and mortar businesses. They run payroll, manage employees, work on marketing strategies and understand the good, the bad and the ugly of running a small business. So if you are ready to take your business to the next level , listen in each week and get ready to talk small business…NAKED!

Sharing the REAL stories from REAL small business owners. Each week Nick and Johnny strip down the stories of successful business owners to reveal what it really takes to be successful in small business. If you are an entrepreneur, solo business owner, or want to start your own business, you will want to listen in for inspiration, ideas and motivation. Nick and John are both small business owners that run real brick and mortar businesses. They run payroll, manage employees, work on marketing strategies and understand the good, the bad and the ugly of running a small business. So if you are ready to take your business to the next level , listen in each week and get ready to talk small business…NAKED!
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Denver, CO

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Sharing the REAL stories from REAL small business owners. Each week Nick and Johnny strip down the stories of successful business owners to reveal what it really takes to be successful in small business. If you are an entrepreneur, solo business owner, or want to start your own business, you will want to listen in for inspiration, ideas and motivation. Nick and John are both small business owners that run real brick and mortar businesses. They run payroll, manage employees, work on marketing strategies and understand the good, the bad and the ugly of running a small business. So if you are ready to take your business to the next level , listen in each week and get ready to talk small business…NAKED!

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English


Episodes

33 – Software for Small Business – Mhelpdesk

3/12/2015
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Today on the show, we interview a super interesting entrepreneur who got his start by selling Chameleons online. He sold so many chameleons on Screameleons.com, he was ablet to afford to buy a Lamborghini and a house! Vincent Wong may have started out with lizards, but soon graduated to a super-successful online software company that he...

Duration:00:46:05

32 – What’s Up: Small business podcast with Ramon Ray

3/4/2015
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Today is another What’s Up episode with Nick and Johnny. We thought we would bring on an industry expert to help us sort out some issues with tech, as we are not the small business podcast tech experts. We asked Ramon Ray to come on to help us, give us some tips and insights, and...

Duration:00:40:07

31 – Jake Nickell is Threadless Chicago

2/25/2015
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This is the shirt design that caught our eye, and the reason for Nick to break into song. You will have to wait for it though (it is in the outtake real). Have you heard of Threadless Tees? It is a hugely popular crowd sourcing website started by our guest today, Jake Nickell. The most...

Duration:00:49:04

30 – What’s Up: Accounting, payroll, and stuff.

2/18/2015
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On today’s What’s Up episode, we bring in a guest. Yes we are going to talk taxes and accounting, but don’t worry, we keep it brief, and informative. Did you know that there are special taxes you need to pay if you are doing oversees online transactions? That is just one of the things we...

Duration:00:38:47

29 – How to Start a Food Truck

2/11/2015
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How to Start a Food Truck Have you ever wondered what it takes to start a food Truck? Well, one of our listeners asked us to dive into it. So we reached out to about a dozen food trucks, and were finally able to pin down two different models, food styles, and business owners. One truck...

Duration:00:49:31

28 – What’s Up: Hiring the RIGHT team.

2/4/2015
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You have a few employees, but do you have the RIGHT employees? Do you cringe when it is time to hire? Johnny and Nick talk today about how they go about hiring s team for the office as well as in the field. In the conversation we talked about: Interviewing Finding the right skill Marketing...

Duration:00:36:58

27 – How Identity theft can turn into a $7 Million Business with Matt Noon

1/28/2015
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How Identity theft can turn into a $7 Million Business with Matt Noon For a small business podcast, it is a good thing that we have the explicit rating, because I will warn you…there is a TON of great stuff in this episode. You are going to learn what it really takes to kill it,...

Duration:01:12:46

26 – What’s up: Bright Shinny Objects

1/21/2015
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Bright Shinny Objects If you own a business or consider yourself an entrepreneur, than you have no doubt tried to start a 2nd or 3rd business that was not your main business. If you have had similar experiences to Nick and Johnny, the results were most likely a little lack luster. On the episode today,...

Duration:00:42:32

25 – Tom Shane, founder of the Shane Co.

1/14/2015
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Tom Shane, founder of Shane Co. Most people do not know his face. Many know his name…and legions know his voice. In the United States, I would bet that there is no other voice as well-known on the radio airwaves. Tom Shane is a legend in radio advertising. But Tom is not just a pitch...

Duration:01:23:39

24 – What’s Up: Year End planning for your Small Business

1/7/2015
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Year End planning for your Small Business I’ll be honest, if you are not in business, or have just started, today’s show might not make much sense to you, but it will give you an idea of why tracking performance for lots of different things can be. This could be marketing activity tracking, it could...

Duration:00:38:17

23 – Driving 200 Miles an Hour, and Running a Great Business – Adam Olalde

12/31/2014
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Driving 200 Miles an Hour, and Running a Great Business with Adan Olalde Every little boy dreams of racing exotic cars. Adam Olalde at the age of 30, has owned over 20…and gets to write them off! While you might be thinking we just wanted to talk to Adam for the opportunity to lean about...

Duration:00:43:31

22 – What’s Up: Financing your Small Business and Personal Finance

12/24/2014
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Financing your Small Business and Personal Finance If you have started a small business, you know what it is like to have to figure out the dilemma of financing. Most people are comfortable with going down to the bank and getting a small business loan. Today on our What’s Up section, Nick and Johnny talk...

Duration:01:01:26

21 – Making money in Real Estate

12/17/2014
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Nick Ruiz: Alpha Home Flipping We thought we were going to just learn about investing into real estate, but we learned so much more. Nick proved to be an on fire entrepreneur that had a crazy life story. Nick had early success in real estate, but got burned when the market tanked, and ultimately, Nick...

Duration:00:51:14

20 – What’s Up: Customer Service

12/10/2014
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Lots to cover in this What’s Up episode. Johnny and Nick chat about Customer Service, and all it’s glory. But before we jumped into that, we had a few shout-outs and an email from Scotty Bowden. Thanks for the nice note of encouragement. We love that! We announced a T-shirt campaign we will do in...

Duration:00:51:23

19 – Turning your passion into a $2 Million business with Trish Sare

12/3/2014
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Trish Sare: BikeHike Adventures What would it be like to step out of life and travel the world for FIVE YEARS?! That is what Trish did at the age of 20. Her mom had passed away while Trish was young, and had regretted that she had not been able to go see the world, and...

Duration:00:38:54

18 – What’s Up: How to get PR for your small business

11/26/2014
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How to get PR for your small business This week we have another episode of What’s Up! But, it is a little bit all over the board. Nick throws Johnny several curve balls, but as always, they keep talking about growing a small business. Big news this week, Small Business Naked hit the top 15...

Duration:01:01:42

17 – Timbo Reid: Marketing your small business

11/19/2014
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Timbo Reid: Marketing your small business “There has never been a better time to market a small business.” Timbo Reid of the Small Business Big Marketing podcast, Australia’s #1 marketing podcast (and pretty high up in the rest of the world as well). It may be a little strange that we are interviewing another podcaster,...

Duration:00:56:17

16 – What’s Up: Make more money by doing less

11/12/2014
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I know we have talked about focus before, but we talk about it A LOT! So, we are talking about it again. We need reminders. As business owners, and as entrepreneurs, we all need MORE FOCUS. Before we get into that, we got caught up a little. Johnny just got back from a cruise. He...

Duration:00:40:01

15 – Melissa Maker: Teaching us how to clean up in business and on YouTube.

11/5/2014
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Melissa Maker: Clean My Space If you have ever thought, “I should do YouTube videos for my business.” Than this is the show for you. Melissa had just started a cleaning business (after working in a bank…BORING!), and thought that YouTube videos would be a good way to market her business. In fact, here is...

Duration:00:44:33

14 – What’s up: How you answer the phone MATTERS!

10/27/2014
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How you answer the phone MATTERS! On this episode, Nick and Johnny prank call a few businesses for your benefit. No, not just for a laugh, but they did have a few of those. Your phone is an important part of your marketing mix, and your customer service experience. Nick and Johnny call competing businesses...

Duration:00:36:55