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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!




43 – Marketing a Small Business with Timbo Reid

This week, we brought back one of our favorite guests to talk more about small business marketing: Tim Reid from the Small Business BIG Marketing podcast. Tim comes from a background of corporate marketing, but helps small businesses all over the world by encouraging them to take action. Tim can often be found saying: “There...

Duration: 00:50:57

42 – How to start a Successful Music School

Ever want to know how to start a music school? BUT, this is not your “normal” music school! Today, Nick and Johnny Battle interview Danny Thompson who owns The Music Factory from Orange County California. We talked about how he got into owning a music school, how they found their focus, and what separates them...

Duration: 00:57:34

41- What’s UP?? Summer 2015. Changing management, Costco, Chic-fil-A, and Minimum Wage.

Summer of 2015 was hard on us, but WE’RE BACK!! I hope you missed us. In today’s podcast we talk about how the wheels fell off for both of us this summer. Some good, some bad. This lead to a great discussion about managing a small business: do you work on your business or in...

Duration: 00:41:50

40 – What’s Up: In the weeds

We are a little behind with getting episodes us, but today we talk about why that is the case. This week, we talk frank. Both are having a tough go in their businesses with employees, cash flow, hiring, retention, production, and just about anything related to people. Maybe you can relate. So often, all people...

Duration: 00:45:16

39 – Multiple businesses from ONE business

This week Johnny and Nick talk to Donnie Shelton from Triangle Pest Control in North Carolina. Donnie has a unique story on getting into business ownership…the MBA cost too much and he thought killing bugs sounded better. Now Donnie is a smart guy and a hard worker. To listen to the entire interview, please visit us...

Duration: 00:55:38

38 – What’s Up: Getting off the tools by getting on the tools.

On today’s podcast of Small Business Naked, we talk about podcasting, working in and on your business, how to retain a employee, how different the United States is from Australia, and Johnny gets a really strange accent. No, today, Nick is joined by Warrick Bidwell from The Tradies Business Show podcast. Warrick is a co-host...

Duration: 00:54:33

37 – GOT JUNK? with Brian Scudamore

We are very excited to share a really great interview with you today. We speak with a lot of really great entrepreneurs, but few achieve the kind of success that Brian Scudamore has achieved. He owns three businesses, but the most well known is 1-800-GOT-JUNK. It started as Rubbish Boys. He idea for the...

Duration: 01:29:03

36 – What’s Up: Hiring for your Small Business

If you have owned a small business for a while, one of the biggest things you deal with is hiring. I don’t know about you, but I’ve hired thousands of people over the years. Yes…THOUSANDS. Johnny and I have lots of fun on today’s show sharing our pains and victories in hiring staff. Probably more...

Duration: 00:31:02

35 – Charlie Mullins: Plumber to the Stars in London

Before you we go any further, WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU. Call us on our new phone number, (775) Fi NAKED or 775-346-2533. You can tell us anything. What do you like about the best small business podcast: Small Business Naked? What kind of business do you have? What has been you favorite episode...

Duration: 00:50:57

34 – What’s Up: The Website Competition!

Big show today on our small business podcast. Even though it is just the What’s Up episode. Several announcements. FIRST, we have a new phone number. If you have a question, comment, or just want to get on the show, call us and leave us a message. The number is (775) Fi – NAKED or...

Duration: 00:34:44

33 – Software for Small Business – Mhelpdesk

Today on the show, we interview a super interesting entrepreneur who got his start by selling Chameleons online. He sold so many chameleons on, 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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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