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The Small Biz Ahead podcast is a weekly podcast that answers small business owner's most common questions. Hosted by Elizabeth Larkin and small business owner and expert Gene Marks, this weekly podcast will help you to run your business more efficiently. Topics include cash flow management, managing employees, customer service and retention, productivity, and generating new leads for your small business.
||CleanShould I Go Into Business with My Friends? (Podcast) | Episode #124||Friends are undoubtedly one of life’s greatest gifts. They are the ones who know how to put a smile on your face and how to pick you up when you’re down. There isn’t anything you wouldn’t do for each other. So,||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Do I Calculate Profits for My Merchant or Retail Business? (Podcast) | Episode #123||When it comes to turning a profit, restaurants and other retail oriented businesses are at a slight disadvantage due to the extra costs associated with their merchandise. But, while these additional expenses can certainly put a dent in your profits,||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Can Small Business Owners Learn from the Kardashians? (Podcast)| Episode # 122||From their attention-seeking antics to their extravagant lifestyle, there’s no doubt that the Kardashians know how to steal the spotlight. However, while their status as socialites and fashion icons continues to land them in the tabloids,||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhere Should You Get a Small Business Loan? (Podcast) | Ep. #121||When it comes to growing your business, it often takes money to make money. However, as important as it is to invest in your small business, there will inevitably be times when you don’t have the necessary capital. So,||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Find a Reputable Accountant For Your Small Business (Podcast) | Episode #120||Whether you need someone to see how well your business stacks up against the competition or you simply need someone to manage your finances, having a capable and responsive accountant can make a world of difference. So,||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShould You Hire Your Kid At Your Small Business? (Podcast) | Episode #119||Have you ever considered hiring your son or daughter to work for your small business? While many business owners might balk at this idea because they don’t want to be accused of nepotism, hiring your kid to work at your office offers a number of perso||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLatest and Greatest Small Business Technology: Vol. 5 (Podcast) | Episode #118||For many years, desktop-based programs have been the standard when it comes to bookkeeping. However, as technology continues to evolve, more and more small businesses are utilizing cloud-based apps to maintain their records. So,||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Do I Figure Out How Much a Job is Costing Me? (Podcast) | Episode #117||Have you ever wondered whether the jobs or assignments that your small business takes on are actually profitable? While it’s easy to assume that the abundance of work is generating enough revenue, business owners need to make sure that all their capit||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Do You Handle a Late-Paying Client? (Podcast) | Ep. #116||There are few things more frustrating for a small business owner than a client who refuses to pay on time. Delayed payments not only diminish your anticipated profit margins, but they can also divert your attention from other more pressing business mat.||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs Market Research Useful For a Small Business? (Podcast) | Ep. #115||For many small business owners, market research serves as an important tool that enables them to predict their potential success by learning about their target audience. However, depending on the stage and financial situation of your small business,||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShould You Give Yourself a Performance Review? (Podcast) | Ep. #114||Providing performance reviews of your employees is never easy, especially when the employee in question is you! With so many inherent biases about yourself, both positive and negative, how do you know whether your self-assessment is truly objective?||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Should Small Business Owners Be Focused on Right Now to Have a Successful 2019? (Podcast) | Ep. #113||When it comes to running your small business, it always pays to think ahead. Planning for the approaching year not only enables you to anticipate any potential problems, but it also gives you the opportunity to set up the necessary solutions and infras.||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Are Small Businesses That You Can Start from Home When You Have No Skills? (Podcast) | Ep. #112||Are you interested in starting a small business, but worried that you don’t have the proper education or funding to make it a reality? Relax. While some business ideas might require advanced degrees and generous startup investments before you can actu||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Small Businesses Are the Most Profitable Today? (Podcast) | Ep. #111||Are you in the process of creating a business, but unsure whether your idea has any lucrative potential? While it is impossible to predict the success of every new business venture, there are certain industries that have a proven track record of yieldi.||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen Should I Fire This Client? And What Should I Say? With Felicia Sullivan (Podcast) | Ep. #110||While it’s tempting to believe that a small business owner should be able to accommodate even the most demanding of clients, there will be circumstances where you simply have no choice but to fire them. So,||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Are the Best Ways to Find More Clients for a Commercial Cleaning Service? (Podcast) | Ep. #109||Are you interested in finding more clients for your commercial cleaning service? While advertising is definitely a key component in expanding your customer base, determining which marketing platforms are best suited for your small business can be chall.||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Do I Do When a Big Player is Crowding the Market for My Small Business? (Podcast) | Ep. #107||Is your small business currently struggling against a big player brand that is trying push you out of the market? Although it may seem tempting to just cut your losses and close up shop, small businesses can still hold their ground against these bigger.||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy Startup Idea Can be Easily Stolen. What Do I Do? (Podcast) | Ep. #106||They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Unfortunately, it can also mean big trouble if you are trying to launch an original and innovative small business. However, while business owners cannot completely eliminate the possibility of futur.||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Do I Market a Bike Shop Business? (Podcast) | Ep. #105||From aspiring Tour de France champions to leisurely weekend cyclists, there is definitely a market for small business owners who are interested in opening their own bike shop. However, despite the growing demand for specialty bike stores,||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHave You Ever Hired Someone On The Spot? (Podcast) | Ep. #104||Have you ever interviewed a potential job candidate and immediately knew that they would be the perfect addition to your workforce? While your first impulse might be to hire them on the spot, making such a hasty decision could also pose significant ris.||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Do So Many Small Businesses Fail? (Podcast) | Ep. #103||Failure is undoubtedly one of the harshest realities of the business world and while many would like to believe that hard work and dedication are all you need to achieve success, the painful truth is that approximately 50% of small businesses will fail.||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is the Difference Between a Startup and a Small Business? (Podcast) | Ep. #102||Are you unsure whether to classify your business as a startup or as a small business? You’re not alone. Recently, in the business word, there has been much debate over the use of these two terms and while some experts believe that they can be used int||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Are Your Favorite Books for Small Business Owners? (Podcast) | Ep. #101||Are you a small business owner who is interested in adding some books to their must-read list? While there is certainly no shortage of reading material when it comes to the topic of running a business, deciding which ones to start with can be a bit ove.||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Are The Biggest Challenges Facing Small Business Owners Right Now? (Podcast) | Ep. #100||The business world is changing constantly and with every change comes a new set of challenges for small business owners to tackle. Fortunately, overcoming these hurdles is simply a matter of thinking ahead and equipping your small business with the pro.||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs Twitter Worth It for Small Businesses? With Ryan Heisler (Podcast) | Ep. #099||Are you familiar with Twitter, but unsure of whether it can help you grow your small business? While having a professional Twitter account for your business is a good start, it takes a deeper understanding of this social media platform and its various .||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Gene sounds like the kind of guy I want to get a beer with (or maybe some sushi?). Their answers to the questions are helpful because they look at it from all sides and I like that Elizabeth knows less than Gene so she can ask basic questions for new business owners.
Fun and Informative!
I stumbled upon this podcast while looking for ways to grow my business. I enjoy the conversational style- easy to listen to and packed with great tips for the small business owner.
More than just marketing!
I’m so glad they don’t just focus on marketing and social media. They give actual practical tips to real problems.
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