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Let's talk small business. Our podcast gives advice to startups and businesses looking to grow. From your first steps as an entrepreneur, you'll find actionable steps in our quick episodes that will help take your small business to the next level.






Hiring Your First Employee

-In our Deep Dive, we get into the nitty-gritty of hiring your first employee. If all you ask is that your employees have a face and know your business name, you have a few things to learn, my friend. -Our tool of the episode is Indeed.com, which—as we will learn—is like an online dating site for your business. Come on...show your business some love. -In our trivia round, Aaron Rodger's intelligence is called into question, and we have an unprecedented two-round tie-breaker! Who will achieve...

Duration: 00:30:52

Understanding White Hat And Black Hat SEO

This week on the IWantBusiness Podcast, we’re talking about search engine optimization, also known as SEO. -Our tool of the episode is Barracuda, an easy way to see if you’ve been penalized by Google for any not-so-legitimate SEO practices that you may or may not have been aware of. Keep it legit and keep it classy, ya’ll. -In our Deep Dive, we talk about legit and shady SEO practices, backlinks, the robot uprising, pandas, and more. It’s gonna be good. -Our trivia round gets shaken up a...

Duration: 00:32:22

Understanding Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

We've officially made it to a dozen episodes. This week on the IWantBusiness Podcast, we're talking about search engine optimization, also known as SEO. --Our tool of the episode is Nibbler. This free SEO audit will show you the areas where your business website might need to improve. --In our Deep Dive, we talk demystify search engine optimization, or SEO. We talk about what it is, how it works, and ways to maximize it on your site. You can't get your website to come up on Google search...

Duration: 00:28:56

Using Google Adwords To Market Your Business

Eleven's not just an awesome character on Stranger Things, it's also the number of our latest podcast episode. This week on the IWantBusiness Podcast, we're talking about Google Adwords. --Our tool of the episode is KWFinder.com, a tool for easy (and free!) keyword research. Every good website needs keywords to be seen on the search engines (like Google). Make sure you know what you're doing. --In our Deep Dive, we talk about how to advertise on Google with pay-per-click campaigns. All...

Duration: 00:34:06

Setting Goals For Your Business

It’s our 10th episode! Woohoo! In this episode of the IWantBusiness Podcast, we’re talking about setting goals for your business. -Our tool of the episode is Remember the Milk, an app to help busy, distracted people cross more items off their to-do list. -Goals are the focus of this week’s Deep Dive. Why you need them. How to select them. How to keep yourself on track and actually achieve them. -In our trivia round, the drama ensues as Craig tries to wrest control of the hypothetical...

Duration: 00:26:18

Brand Awareness

This episode, we're talking about brand awareness for your small business. -Our tool of the episode is Google Alerts. Spy on the entire internet to find out what people are saying about you and your company. (You can use this to your advantage.) -In our Deep Dive, we focus on Branding: what it is, why you need it, and how to build it for your small business. (You don't even have to spend $1 million on a new logo like Pepsi did.) -Craig dominates in our trivia episode and the guys fail at...

Duration: 00:32:06

Social Media 201

We loved talking about social media last week…so much that we’re doing it again in episode 8! --Our featured tool(s) this week is a twofer. Tweriod will help you find out when you should post to Twitter while Twitter Audit will show you how many of your Twitter followers are real. --In our Deep Dive, we’re focusing on Twitter and LinkedIn (and a little more about Snapchat). Whether you’re tweeting with your customers or linking up with other businesses, find out how to network, automate,...

Duration: 00:38:42

Social Media 101

We've made it to lucky episode #7! In this episode we talk about... -Our tool of the episode is Flimbo, a way to create awesome, customized art for all your social media accounts...and it's FREE! -In this episode's Deep Dive, we discuss the ubiquitous and intimidating world of social media. We give you our best tips for getting the most out of Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or whatever app tickles your fancy. -David and Craig battle it out for the (useless) title in our trivia segment,...

Duration: 00:34:40

The Importance Of Website

In our sixth episode, we're going back to our roots and talking about Clarity's first love: websites. --Our tool of the episode is Tawk.to, a free live chat software for your website. This is the perfect tool for startup owners to interact with web visitors in real time while still doing their thang. --In our trivia segment, Craig upholds his "lead" by getting "more" "right" answers about websites. Test your trivia knowledge and learn yourself a thing or two. --In this episode's Deep Dive,...

Duration: 00:28:58

Insurance For Your Business

We've reached our fifth episode! Woohoo! This week, we discuss all things insurance for your business, as well as our fun tool and trivia segments. -Our tool of the episode is Ripl, an easy way to enhance your social media game. Create gifs, memes, and other animations to keep your social media accounts on fleek, yo. -In our trivia segment, we compete for the crown. Who knows more when it comes to business insurance? David fangirls over Aaron Rodgers, we decide that the Mona Lisa is...

Duration: 00:27:54

Understanding Small Business Finances

We've made it to our fourth episode! Sound the horns! There are no horns? Well, we discuss Business Finances in this episode anyway. -Our tool of the episode is Freshbooks, an amazing online software that allows you to balance your accounts payable and receivable, expenses, and more. -In the Deep Dive, we focus on small business finances from invoices to expenses, and everything in between. Getting your business organized financially is crucial to long-term success. Balance sheets, profit...

Duration: 00:30:22

Difference between LLCs and Corporations

This week we discuss: -Our Tool of the Episode, Hubspot and how you can use e-mail scheduling and e-mail opening notification for your business. -Our Deep Dive provided some insight into the differences between LLCs and Corporations. Which is right for your business? Are you at risk? Should you incorporate as a Limited Liability Company or a Corporation? Once you have your business concept in mind, it is imperative that you set it up for success. Knowing the right way to incorporate is a...

Duration: 00:28:10

Growing Your Business - Starting From Nothing

For our second episode, we discuss: *Our weekly tool/tip segment, this week we talked about Loom Screen Recording and how to use it in your business *Trivia Round - Craig and producer Brian answer trivia questions related to business owners with business startups. *Deep Dive - We talk about what it takes to startup you business from incorporating to branding. Do you need insurance and why? If you're just launching your business or at a point where your business is kicking your butt, no...

Duration: 00:29:01

The Fear Of Failing - Don't Be Afraid To Start Your Business Idea

For our Series Premiere episode, we discuss: --Getting to know Craig & David - Since this is our first episode, we introduce ourselves and give a bit about our background. --Trivia Round - David and producer Brian answer trivia questions related to business owners with a fear of failure. --Deep Dive - We discuss the fear of failure most new business owners have, things Craig and I failed at when we first started, how your idea can gain traction, and give you some actionable items to help...

Duration: 00:25:52

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Duration: 00:00:36