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Smart Companies Thinking Bigger® Radio weekly national radio show highlights small business owners, issues and resources. Get the inside scoop on how America's most successful business owners transformed their entrepreneurial vision into reality! And, listen in as some of the top business minds in the country serve up practical advice, tips and insights for growing your business.

Smart Companies Thinking Bigger® Radio weekly national radio show highlights small business owners, issues and resources. Get the inside scoop on how America's most successful business owners transformed their entrepreneurial vision into reality! And, listen in as some of the top business minds in the country serve up practical advice, tips and insights for growing your business.
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Smart Companies Thinking Bigger® Radio weekly national radio show highlights small business owners, issues and resources. Get the inside scoop on how America's most successful business owners transformed their entrepreneurial vision into reality! And, listen in as some of the top business minds in the country serve up practical advice, tips and insights for growing your business.

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Episodes

Storytelling: A Powerful Tool for Creating Company Culture—and Winning Customers

1/18/2019
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Mikki Williams, CSP, CPAE, joins Talking Business Nowhost Kelly Scanlon to discuss how your business can gain a competitive advantage through storytelling. Williams is the owner of Mikki Williams Unltd. She’s a Hall of Fame Professional speaker, a TEDx speaker, an executive speech coach and a Vistage resource speaker and Master Chair. In this episode of Talking Business Now, Mikki shares these insights with listeners: How to invest employees, customers and stakeholders through story so...

Duration:00:19:35

The 4 Things That Purpose-Led 21st Century Companies Do Well

1/11/2019
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It’s an understatement to say that we live in a constantly changing world. And now, more than ever, customers expect companies to practice corporate responsibility. On this episode of Talking Business Now,Shannon Adkins joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss what it takes to build a purpose-led culture in our companies and to build solutions for lasting change. Adkins is the CEO at Future State, an employee-owned strategic consulting firm focused on supporting change management and...

Duration:00:26:10

Tom Hill’s Four Mantras to Life and Business Success

1/8/2019
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On this episode of Talking Business Now,Dr. Tom Hill joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss the four mantras he’s embraced to achieve success in all areas of his life. Tune in to discover how Dr. Hill has put these principles to work—and how you can too! We have a moral obligation to become the very best person with our God-given talents.We have a moral obligation to become a positive difference with every person we come in contact with.One idea, well executed, can change your life...

Duration:00:20:59

How Businesses Can Do Well By Doing Good, with Amanda Brinkman

1/4/2019
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Amanda Brinkman joins host Kelly Scanlon on this episode of Talking Business Now. You may know Brinkman as the co-host of The Small Business Revolution—Main Streetseries with Ty Pennington. What you may not know is that Brinkman herself brings an entrepreneurial attitude—and a belief that all brands can “Do Well By Doing Good”—to all her endeavors. Brinkman, who has had a long career in marketing and advertising, almost didn’t go into the field because she didn’t know how it would fulfill...

Duration:00:24:28

Packaging People: How Leaders Can Impress

12/31/2018
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Sylvie Di Giusto [pronounced Dee-Juice-Toh] joins Talking Business Now host Kelly Scanlon to talk about "packaging people." That's right, Di Giusto packages people. She's an image consultant, the author of "The Image of Leadership" and an online program called "How You Impress," and the founder of Executive Image Consulting in New York City. She and her firm help individuals and companies understand how people make up their minds very quickly about them—and either open the door for them or...

Duration:00:24:28

The Story of Elf on the Shelf

12/19/2018
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During this holiday season, enjoy a replay of my popular Elf on the Shelf episode with co-founder Chanda Bell. She gives us the behind-the-scenes scoop on how she, her twin sister Christa Pitts, and her mother Carol Aebersold transformed a cherished family tradition into a best-selling and enduring holiday brand. The company, Creatively Classic Activities and Books, was founded in 2005. Thirteen years later, more than 13 million of the ever-popular elves can be found around the world. In...

Duration:00:16:20

Creating Gender Parity at Work, with Rania Anderson

11/10/2018
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On this episode of Talking Business Now, Rania Anderson joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how to build diverse, high-performing teams and equitable work environments. Anderson’s new book, WE: Men, Women and the Decisive Formula for Winning at Work, presents a process of driving gender parity, and provides tangible insights for transforming and strengthening the way men and women work, lead and succeed together. The good news? It’s not about what the organization should do. It addresses...

Duration:00:30:49

How to Present a Message That Matters, with Diane DiResta

11/2/2018
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Certified speaking professional Diane DiResta shares insights for adding power, punch and pizzazz to your presentations—whether you're talking on stage in front of a large audience, making a sales presentation, speaking in the boardroom, or in any situation where your message matters. In this episode of Talking Business Now, DiResta, the author of Knockout Presentations, discusses: Why public speaking is the new competitive advantage—and adds to your ROIOvercoming public speaking...

Duration:00:22:22

Women's Business Ownership Act of 1988—30 Years Later, with Virginia Littlejohn

10/26/2018
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October 25 marks the 30th anniversary of monumental legislation. President Reagan signed HR5050, also known as the Women Business Ownership Act of 1988, into law on Oct. 25, 1988. The legislation is still considered the "Big Bang" of women’s business ownership. It removed the mandatory requirement in many states for a male to sign a woman's business loan, established the Women’s Business Centers, required the Census to count women-owned C corporations, and created the National Women’s...

Duration:00:31:10

HMS Hones Success With Surgical Precision

10/26/2018
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Some people know from a young age that they’re destined for entrepreneurship. Others follow a career path that steadfastly leads them there. So it was with Jon and Teresa Andrade, the founders of Heartland Medical Solutions (HMS). The couple launched the Olathe, Kansas-based distributor of advanced imaging and surgical equipment in 2004, after Jon had worked in the industry for several years. The company now sells advanced imaging and surgical equipment to hospitals, surgery centers and...

Duration:00:11:57

Discovering Your Extraordinary Talent Through Daily Habit

10/12/2018
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Bradley Charbonneau joins Talking Business Now to discuss the power of habit. He believes most of us suffer from one thing that is something of a quiet poison that keeps us from thriving to new heights. It's being comfortable. Yes, most of us suffer from the habitual, yet not-that-terrible lives we wake up to every day. Charbonneau was living a nice, comfortable life in San Francisco. He was running a successful agency, but it was killing him. His father's death in 2015 jolted him out of...

Duration:00:27:03

Behind the Scenes with Season 3 of The Small Business Revolution – Main Street

10/5/2018
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Amanda Brinkman, who co-hosts The Small Business Revolution—Main Street with Ty Pennington, joins Talking Business Now host Kelly Scanlon to give viewers a heads up on what to expect as Season 3 of the series debuts. Brinkman is the chief brand and communications officer of Deluxe Corp., and she has made it her mission to help small businesses succeed. She created, executive produces and stars in the series, which broadcasts on Hulu. In Season 3, the show chronicles a $500,000 makeover for...

Duration:00:19:39

Going Places: How Bill George is Driving Change in Ground Transportation

9/28/2018
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Bill George, CEO of Kansas City Transporation Group, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss his entrepreneurial journey and introducing innovation in a fast-changing industry. George has carved out a lane in the on-demand transportation industry—and ridden it to success. As the CEO of KCTG, George sets the strategic direction of the Midwest’s largest private passenger ground transportation company. KCTG has grown to include several well-known industry brands—SuperShuttle, Yellow Cab, 10-10...

Duration:00:16:57

How to Run Your Business Like Clockwork—Without You

9/21/2018
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Can your business operate without you? Would it survive if you weren't there every day, providing direction, answering questions and basically breathing life—your life—into it day in and day out? If you answered no, then your business is probably consuming you. You're probably sacrificing relationships with friends and family, your health, hobbies and other things that make life worth living—all so your business can live. In this episode of Talking Business Now, serial entrepreneur and...

Duration:00:27:16

Lessons in Leadership from the Colonel's Daughter, Lauren Schieffer

9/14/2018
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Successful organizations and leaders learn how to resolve conflict before it starts—and create a company culture that fosters understanding and expression. In this episode of Talking Business Now, Lauren Scheiffer, also known as "The Colonel's Daughter," joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss ways to prevent, manage and reduce conflict and drama in the workplace. Lauren has years of experience ranging from the trucking industry to global cosmetics to managing a non-profit foundation. She’s...

Duration:00:25:25

Bullseye Marketing Tips for Growing Your Business Faster, with Louis Gudema

9/7/2018
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Marketing pro Louis Gudema joins Talking Business Now host Kelly Scanlon to share dozens of best practices and actionable tips from his new book Bullseye Marketing: How to Grow Your Business Faster. He provides insights into how small and mid-sized companies like yours can ramp up growth with more targeted, cost-effective marketing. Tune in to discover: Why small and mid-size companies should be doing even more marketing.The Bullseye Approach to marketing.How companies with little marketing...

Duration:00:25:33

Elevate: An Essential Guide to Life, with Joe Deitch

8/31/2018
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How often do you wish you knew the secret to living a successful and happy life? Not just a life that brings periods of joy, but a life that is joy-filled through both the ups and the downs we all inevitably encounter? Well, wait no longer. In this episode of Talking Business Now, host Kelly Scanlon talks business—and self-discovery—with Joe Deitch, the author of Elevate: An Essential Guide to Life. It's a book that's meant to be lived, not just read. A financial industry pioneer who founded...

Duration:00:27:38

Lead, Sell or Get Out of the Way! with Ron Karr

8/24/2018
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Sales and leadership expert Ron Karr is talking business now about how to use his proprietary Velocity Mindset process to increase your company's market share, sales and profits. He joins host Kelly Scanlon to share: What today's prospects expect from a salesperson.Simple questions for qualifying a prospect.How to shorten the sales cycle.How to grow sales revenues without discounting.The secret to reducing the number of proposals you send out.Time management tips for salespeople. Ron Karr...

Duration:00:21:16

Vintage As a Venture, with Dale Scott of Vintage Home KC

7/27/2018
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Dale Scott, the founder and president of Vintage Home KC, has earned a reputation refurbishing Kansas City homes that were originally built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They are mostly Craftsman-style homes that feature clean lines rather than ornate fl ourishes. Scott joins Talking Business Now host Kelly Scanlon to discuss his leap from owning a chiropractic office into several real estate and general contracting opportunities.

Duration:00:19:12

Advice From the Longest Serving CEO of a Publicly Traded Silicon Valley Company

7/13/2018
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Ray Zinn was a Silicon Valley pioneer. He co-founded microchip company Micrel in 1978 and bootstrapped it to profitability. Best-known as the longest-serving CEO of a publicly traded Silicon Valley company, he delivered a total equity value of more than $800 million when Microchip acquired the company in 2015. During his 37 years with Micrel, he served as president, CEO and chairman of the board. Today, Ray is a speaker, author and leader of a Silicon Valley accelerator called ZinnStarter,...

Duration:00:27:05