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Using Innovation And Incubation In Your Business

9/24/2018
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How often do you step out of the day-to-day of your small business and take a deeper look at the challenges you are facing? Join us as host Mary McCarthy talks to Christian Billman, Senior Incubation Manager for Business Strategy with Alliance Data about Innovation and how Alliance Data takes the concept for a new […]

Duration:00:16:14

Choosing A Successful Career

9/17/2018
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Chances are, you’ve noticed that higher education isn’t as “simple” as it used to be. Tuition costs have skyrocketed, and it’s no longer a “guarantee” that students will graduate in four years, or that they’ll actually get a job with the degree they chose. This week, Host Mary McCarthy talks to Beth Probst, an entrepreneur […]

Duration:00:17:40

Purchasing A Franchise

9/10/2018
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Are you working in a corporate career, but dreaming about owning your own business? Purchasing a franchise may be the right option for you. This week, Host Mary McCarthy talks to Leslie Kuban, an Atlanta-area franchise consultant with FranNet. Leslie describes FranNet as a franchise matchmaker that helps people make the jump from employee to first-time business […]

Duration:00:15:45

Top 5 Dirty Words For Microbusiness Owners

9/4/2018
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Are these dirty words holding you back in your business? This week, Host and Microbusiness Consultant Mary McCarthy and Co-Host DeLay of GO-HR talk about the Top 5 Dirty Words for Microbusiness Owners: Profit Sales Brag Credit Debt The word Mary thinks is the worst is “brag.” Sharon chose “sales” as the word she thinks small […]

Duration:00:16:14

Sam’s Tailor: A Simple Plan For Success And Building A Global Brand

8/27/2018
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Sam’s Tailor is a small, family-owned tailoring business in Hong Kong that has built itself into a global brand known for the amazing quality of its 24-hour bespoke suits. Sam’s Tailor has created suits for royalty, celebrities, world politicians like Presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush, and fashion designers like Tory Burch. This week, Host […]

Duration:00:15:59

How Emotion Recognition Tech Will Improve Your Business

8/20/2018
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How much would your small business grow if you could better understand what your customers wanted from you? What if you could read their emotions through something that everyone does, and never realize they are doing? “And that’s exactly the information you want as a business owner. You want to understand what happened. Why are […]

Duration:00:15:44

Is Your Microbusiness Ready For A Government Contract?

8/13/2018
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Have you thought about what a big government contract could do for your microbusiness? The benefits are HUGE. The federal government spends more than $450 billion in business opportunities a year. But it can be difficult to understand a way through the challenges that come with these hefty contracts: The requirements can be confusing The […]

Duration:00:16:59

Are You Charging Enough In Your Business?

8/6/2018
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Have you wondered if you are pricing the right amount for what you offer in your business? Are you letting fear of what competitors are doing, or what customers might say if you raised your prices, stop you from charging what you should? Chances are, you should be pricing higher and charging more for your […]

Duration:00:15:29

How this Entrepreneur Went From 50k In Debt To Multimillionaire

7/30/2018
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When you are tens of thousands of dollars in debt you can give up, or choose to do what this entrepreneur did to turn his business around. Host Mary McCarthy talks to Tommy Mello, an entrepreneur who went from $50,000 in debt seven years ago, on course to hit $39 million dollars in revenue this […]

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How To Use Strategy In Your Microbusiness

7/16/2018
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Are you so busy that you’re just checking things off your list, instead of planning and achieving the vision for your business? It’s easy to lose sight of what you’re really trying to accomplish, when you are stuck in the day-to-day. That’s why having a strategy, a plan of action that helps you achieve a […]

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What You Need To Know To Be Successful In The Food Business

7/3/2018
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Just because you can cook, doesn’t mean you can run a food business! They are some of the hardest small businesses to launch and run successfully, so you are going to need to master a lot of skills to make it work. Host Mary McCarthy talks to Dr. Iris Cooper, Co-Founder of Glory Foods and […]

Duration:00:15:44

How To Create A Successful Online Marketing Strategy

6/25/2018
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Your goal is probably pretty simple: You want to drive traffic to your website, find new customers, and get new business. But where do you start? Kim McCumber is the Founder and CEO of Floodlight Training & Consulting in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Floodlight Training & Consulting assists small businesses through training, consultation and direct management. […]

Duration:00:15:29

Becoming A Positive Leader In Life And Business

6/20/2018
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It’s no secret that there’s an overwhelming feeling of negativity in just about everything right now. But that doesn’t mean we should choose to join in. This week, host Mary McCarthy and co-host Sharon DeLay are talking about the benefits of positive leadership, and the steps we can take to become positive leaders in life […]

Duration:00:16:29

Reputation Management And Marketing For Your Microbusiness

6/11/2018
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Marketing doesn’t have to feel overwhelming. That’s the message from Shanna Chamberlain, the Founder and Creative Director of HinterBrands, a digital marketing and advertising agency. Shanna spoke with host Mary McCarthy of YMT Consultants, an entrepreneurial consulting and training firm, about how to take the fear out of marketing and make it something you do […]

Duration:00:16:44

The Basics Of Developing And Launching A Successful App

6/4/2018
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Have you ever had an idea for an app, but didn’t know how to turn it into a reality? Erik Slangerup is a father, author, and illustrator who saw the need for a story app for parents on-the-go, who want to read to their kids when there are no books available to use. Erik created […]

Duration:00:16:14

Here’s How Credit Unions Can Help Small Businesses

5/29/2018
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Funding and undercapitalization are major challenges for microbusinesses, a small business with 20 or fewer employees. Credit unions have become a major alternative for small business financing, offering more opportunities to talk and ask questions to the people who work there and award loans. Host Mary McCarthy talks to Deanna Barzak, the Business Development Manager […]

Duration:00:15:29

Questioning Yourself As An Entrepreneur

5/15/2018
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When you are always on the go in your small business, it can be hard to find the time to take a step back and question why you are doing it, and how you got there. But it’s important if you want to improve upon your business or yourself as an entrepreneur. Co-Host Sharon DeLay […]

Duration:00:15:44

Two Words That Can Make You A Better Entrepreneur

5/8/2018
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Keep experimenting. Question why you are doing something, and ask yourself if there is a better way. That’s the message from Entrepreneur Magazine editor-in-chief Jason Feifer. “I think the most successful entrepreneurs are the ones that just constantly go through this cycle, they never let anything just sit.” ~ Jason Feifer Host Mary McCarthy and […]

Duration:00:15:59

The Keys To Running A Healthy Business

4/30/2018
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A healthy business is profitable, generating sufficient cash flow from its core operations. It has a solid financial foundation to support the business. If it doesn’t, it could be making sales, but isn’t really making money. Many times, business owners do not have a grasp on their financials. And how can you make effective business decisions if […]

Duration:00:15:29

Are Chronically Late Entrepreneurs More Successful?

4/23/2018
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Could the traits that make someone chronically late also make them a more successful entrepreneur? If you find yourself constantly running behind, there could be evidence that you’re destined for success. Fortune 500 consultant and Author ofNever Be Late Again: 7 Cures for the Punctually Challenged, Diana Delonzer says chronically late people have certain traits […]

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