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Winning On Main Street - Small Business Podcast

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Gain actionable insights each week on how to successfully run a small business in today’s competitive landscape. In each episode, Gordon Henry chats with small business owners, entrepreneurs, and industry experts about the challenges of starting a business and how to provide incredible client experiences. We focus on technology, especially cloud software, that small businesses can use to modernize and automate their businesses to become easier to do business with. We are passionate about helping small businesses grow, modernize, and thrive in today’s evolving environment. To learn more visit: https://www.winningonmainstreet.com

Gain actionable insights each week on how to successfully run a small business in today’s competitive landscape. In each episode, Gordon Henry chats with small business owners, entrepreneurs, and industry experts about the challenges of starting a business and how to provide incredible client experiences. We focus on technology, especially cloud software, that small businesses can use to modernize and automate their businesses to become easier to do business with. We are passionate about helping small businesses grow, modernize, and thrive in today’s evolving environment. To learn more visit: https://www.winningonmainstreet.com

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United States

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Gain actionable insights each week on how to successfully run a small business in today’s competitive landscape. In each episode, Gordon Henry chats with small business owners, entrepreneurs, and industry experts about the challenges of starting a business and how to provide incredible client experiences. We focus on technology, especially cloud software, that small businesses can use to modernize and automate their businesses to become easier to do business with. We are passionate about helping small businesses grow, modernize, and thrive in today’s evolving environment. To learn more visit: https://www.winningonmainstreet.com

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English


Episodes

How to turn your customer service department into a profit center for your business – Zac Garside

5/19/2022
Growing up I was fascinated with public speaking and communications so I would learn everything I could about how to be a good communicator. After returning from serving on a mission, I was approached by Brigham Dickinson, the founder of Power Selling Pros, and he asked if I wanted to become a customer service coach. It was seamless for me because I was able to transition my skills from religion to customer service. Seven years later I’ve trained hundreds of CSRs (customer service reps) in...

Duration:00:18:30

What Do Your Customers Want to Buy and How Do They Want to Buy It-Kristin Zhivago

5/12/2022
The primary clients we serve today are established businesses that are struggling to figure out how to generate a return on their digital marketing. I’ve been in tech for decades and ran an advertising agency with my husband for a decade before becoming a revenue coach. Over the years I’ve helped companies of various sizes find success through digital marketing and position them for growth. We typically work with businesses that have $2m to $10m in annual revenue. Mindset driven marketing...

Duration:00:19:01

What to Prepare for When Selling Your Small Business – Grant Bledsoe

5/5/2022
After graduating from business school, I started a job at Charles Schwab. I had a great time working alongside some wonderful and smart people. As I progressed into leadership roles, I found that to keep progressing I would have to make several lateral moves. That was a bit of a turn-off for me with my entrepreneurial spirit. What I also noticed was a lot of the financial advisors, financial managers, and wealth managers out there, didn’t run their businesses in a way that I felt was the...

Duration:00:21:33

It's Your Business, Your Profit Should Come First-Rocky Lalvani

4/28/2022

Duration:00:21:40

Chick Boss Cake-No Excuses From the Million Dollar Bakery-Rebecca Hamilton

4/21/2022
I started Chick Boss Cake as a hobby at first and ran it out of my tiny apartment kitchen. Eventually, word spread and I realized I loved both making and eating desserts. Part of what makes us unique ties into our slogan “it’s not about the cake”. While many of our customers will say we have the best cake in town, for us it’s about the community we have and the opportunity to bring people together. The cake and desserts are just the way we create experiences that bring people...

Duration:00:35:12

Risks & Rewards of Startup Investing-Hall T Martin

4/14/2022
We originally launched in 2009 under the name Texas Investors Network, however as we grew and began receiving interest from people outside of Texas, we decided to change our name to TEN Capital Network. Today we’ve helped startups raise well over $900M in capital to fund their business ideas and grow successful ventures. We’ve learned a lot along our journey but what I would tell anyone looking to invest in startups would be to spend 90% of your time getting to know the leadership team...

Duration:00:19:19

Small Business Growth Tips For 2022

3/31/2022
We’re coming out of Winter and moving into Spring, what better time than now to position your business for the next stage of growth. Here are five key points that will help your business reach its goals this year. 1. Client experience The biggest topic we’ve heard over and over again is that today’s small businesses need to provide a better client experience. We talked about this topic extensively in our episode with Hank Ebeling of H4 Training (listen here). Why is it when we interact...

Duration:00:13:28

How To Turn Customer Service into a Competitive Advantage-Hank Ebeling

3/24/2022
I’ve been in the fitness space since college. I’ve worked for several prominent clubs along my journey, including Equinox. I knew one day I wanted to open a club of my own. Generally, you find most of the quality clubs in the city but I saw a need in the suburbs that was being underserved. In 2013 I took the plunge and opened my first location and then in 2017 we opened our second location. Our typical client is a woman in her 50s but we have clients as young as 15 and as old as 75. Our...

Duration:00:18:35

Helping Entrepreneurs Understand Their Numbers – Danielle Hayden

3/17/2022
I was working as a CFO for mid-size businesses. I realized that the leadership teams I supported were able to make all of these informed decisions because they were using data to make decisions versus relying on emotion. Around the same time, I was volunteering at a local entrepreneurship hub. I kept hearing the same roadblock from several of the small businesses. They couldn’t get a loan or didn’t have confidence in the decisions they needed to make because they didn’t have good financial...

Duration:00:19:21

How to Get Your Business Unstuck and Growing-Dominic Rubino

3/10/2022
In my first business, I found myself working extremely hard but making absolutely no money. I realized I needed to learn the business of business, so I spent time learning how to run a business. What I learned was that once you understand how a business runs, it doesn’t make much of a difference what type of business it is. I went from construction to a pharmaceutical fulfillment warehouse and then on to running a global franchisor. In any business, it all starts with marketing, which...

Duration:00:18:11

Should a Small Business Owner Hire a Marketing Agency-Gordon Van Wechel

3/3/2022
After selling my previous business in 2001, I began looking back at the strategies I used to build three successful companies and several less successful companies. What I realized is that while the strategies were fairly consistent, it was the market conditions that made the difference. Furthermore, I knew most small business owners don’t have access to marketing strategies used by ad agencies because they can’t afford to write that big check every month for ad spend. This is what gave us...

Duration:00:20:08

Fixing Your Pricing Model Can Help You Live The Dream – Stephen King

2/24/2022
GrowthForce is an outsourced accounting partner that provides dedicated bookkeepers, staff accountants, controllers, and CFOs to non-profits and small businesses that use QuickBooks. Most of the time people come to us because they’re frustrated that they’re working hard but still worried about cash flow because finances aren’t their core competency. That is where we come in and take those back-office accounting tasks off the business owner's hands and not only do it better but for less than...

Duration:00:20:06

Can Your Business Survive if Disaster Strikes-David McFarland

2/17/2022
My journey into the world of insurance is not a typical one. When I went to college my major initially was history and as part of the requirements, I took a math class that sparked my interest. It was ironic because up to that point I had never liked math. So I looked for the fastest way to complete my degree which led me to pursue the actuarial track. I found I enjoyed the classes and how to solve problems using data. After graduating I worked in a handful of insurance jobs and fell in love...

Duration:00:19:29

The Best Way to Become Your Own Boss Might Be Franchising – Charles Bonfiglio

2/10/2022
My parents owned a small clothing factory in Brooklyn where I grew up spending my afternoons working and learning how to run a business. After I got out of high school my choice was to either go to college or get a job. At the time my father encouraged me to open another clothing factory and so I decided to venture into the clothing business. However, I wanted to have my own brand so I hired a designer, trademarked a name, and made a clothing line. After shopping it around I finally landed a...

Duration:00:18:37

Why Having the Right Mindset is Critical to Business Success – Mikey Moran

2/3/2022
I started my entrepreneurship journey selling prepackaged food from Thailand, then I got into a food truck business, after that I tried and failed at several other businesses before landing in the beauty space. This is our 9th year in the beauty business and I credit a lot of our growth to one underlying strategy. We actively solicit feedback from our customers and diligently work to create products that solve their problems. Like any entrepreneur, you grow and learn through the ups and...

Duration:00:18:19

How and Why to Transform Your Small Business Customer Experience – Howard Tiersky

1/27/2022
The number one success indicator for any business is how much value it creates for its customers. The first thing I think about when it comes to digital transformation is not in terms of what businesses are doing but what consumers have adopted over the last 10 to 15 years. The way we shop, date, learn, or almost any other area of our life has been dramatically changed by the invention of the smartphone. The bottom line is customer expectations have changed and for businesses to continue to...

Duration:00:20:55

Use Data to Power Your Marketing – Mike Provance

1/20/2022
Most of my career has been centered around helping companies leverage technology to reach more customers and grow their businesses. The mission of 3x3 is to empower the small liquor stores with the same type of technology the bigger stores they compete with are using. The foundation of any sales and marketing campaign has to be data. The days of waiting for new consumers to find and walk into your store are gone. To stand out from all the noise and draw people into your store you have to...

Duration:00:20:43

How To Launch a Business So You're Not Just Buying a Job - Julie Traxler & Corey Harris

1/13/2022
The small business coaching and consulting space is quite crowded and it can be hard to stand out. However, that isn’t just limited to our industry but a lot of the small businesses we coach find themselves in a similar situation. Something we recommend to clients and recently completed on our business is a competitor analysis. The goal of the competitor analysis is to help you better understand what differentiates your business. Also, it helps you identify your keep competencies and where...

Duration:00:20:43

How to Start and Grow a Side Hustle into a Successful Small Business - Charles Alexander

1/6/2022
When you dig into the numbers about two out of three small businesses fail. Considering I have three kids at home that have an entrepreneurial spirit that means two of them might not ever move out of the house. There are a few common areas I coach people around that come into the TSBDC. Most entrepreneurs have some level of fear of failure they have to overcome. The next is how to translate their skills into entrepreneurship. Then the most common area is finances, most businesses I see are...

Duration:00:21:41

The Best Small Business Tips and Advice from 2021

12/30/2021
Jeffrey Feldberg increased the value of his business by 10x in 2-years before selling. Jeffrey shared, up to 90% of liquidity events fail, and most of the time they fail due to a lack of preparation. However, even for the remaining 10% of events that are “successful” 50% to 100% of the deal value is left on the table. Given that selling your business is generally one of the largest most important transactions it pays to get it right. Listen to the full episode Mike Jesowshek showed us the...

Duration:00:20:52