Small Business Naked
By Nick May & Johnny Erbert / Mammoth Enterprise
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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!
||Explicit43 – 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,||9/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit42 – 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. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?||9/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit41- 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||8/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit40 – 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,||5/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit39 – 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.||5/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit38 – 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,||4/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit37 – 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,||4/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit36 – 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 ou||4/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit35 – 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?||3/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit34 – 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 messag||3/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit33 – 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 Screameleons.com, he was ablet to afford to buy a Lamborghini and a house!||3/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit32 – 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,||3/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit31 – 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 st...||2/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit30 – 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 transact||2/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit29 – 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,||2/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit28 – 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: -||2/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit27 – 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.||1/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit26 – 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,||1/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit25 – 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.||1/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit24 – 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.||1/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit23 – Driving 200 Miles an Hour, and Running a Great Business – Adam Olalde||Driving 200 Miles an Hour, and Running a Great Business with Adan Olalde Every little boy dreams of racing exotic cars. Adam Olalde at the age of 30, has owned over 20...and gets to write them off! While you might be thinking we just wanted to t...||12/31/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit22 – What’s Up: Financing your Small Business and Personal Finance||Financing your Small Business and Personal Finance If you have started a small business, you know what it is like to have to figure out the dilemma of financing. Most people are comfortable with going down to the bank and getting a small business loan||12/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit21 – Making money in Real Estate||Nick Ruiz: Alpha Home Flipping We thought we were going to just learn about investing into real estate, but we learned so much more. Nick proved to be an on fire entrepreneur that had a crazy life story. Nick had early success in real estate,||12/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit20 – What’s Up: Customer Service||Lots to cover in this What's Up episode. Johnny and Nick chat about Customer Service, and all it's glory. But before we jumped into that, we had a few shout-outs and an email from Scotty Bowden. Thanks for the nice note of encouragement.||12/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit19 – Turning your passion into a $2 Million business with Trish Sare||Trish Sare: BikeHike Adventures What would it be like to step out of life and travel the world for FIVE YEARS?! That is what Trish did at the age of 20. Her mom had passed away while Trish was young, and had regretted that she had not been able to g||12/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit18 – What’s Up: How to get PR for your small business||How to get PR for your small business - This week we have another episode of What's Up! But, it is a little bit all over the board. Nick throws Johnny several curve balls, but as always, they keep talking about growing a small business. -||11/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit17 – Timbo Reid: Marketing your small business||Timbo Reid: Marketing your small business "There has never been a better time to market a small business." Timbo Reid of the Small Business Big Marketing podcast, Australia's #1 marketing podcast (and pretty high up in the rest of the world as well).||11/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit16 – What’s Up: Make more money by doing less||I know we have talked about focus before, but we talk about it A LOT! So, we are talking about it again. We need reminders. As business owners, and as entrepreneurs, we all need MORE FOCUS. Before we get into that, we got caught up a little. -||11/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit15 – Melissa Maker: Teaching us how to clean up in business and on YouTube.||Melissa Maker: Clean My Space If you have ever thought, "I should do YouTube videos for my business." Than this is the show for you. Melissa had just started a cleaning business (after working in a bank...BORING!),||11/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit14 – What’s up: How you answer the phone MATTERS!||How you answer the phone MATTERS! On this episode, Nick and Johnny prank call a few businesses for your benefit. No, not just for a laugh, but they did have a few of those. Your phone is an important part of your marketing mix,||10/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit13 – George Ryan – Learning to do more with less in your business||George Ryan – Learning to do more with less in your business - Have you ever wanted to grow a business, but not wanted to manage any employees? On this episode of Small Business Naked, Nick and Johnny interview George Ryan, a former lumber yard work||10/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit12 – What’s Up: Opposite Day and Focus in your Small Business||After having our conversation with Tres fro Voodoo Doughnuts, Johnny and Nick talked about how they do a lot of things the opposite of what the so-called experts would say are the "right" things to do in business. - Check out our Resources page.||10/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit11 – Tres Shannon – Voodoo Doughnuts: A Rock & Roll Doughnut Shop||Tres Shannon - co-owner of Voodoo Doughnuts - If you have never heard of Voodoo Doughnuts, you must live under a pretty big rock, but if you haven't, it is a super successful doughnut shop that was started in Portland, OR,||10/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit10 – What’s Up: Be Weird and Make More Money||On this episode of What's Up, Nick and Johnny talk about being weird and standing out. Sheldon Adelson tells us all how to do it, and because he is a gazillionare and owns the Venetian in Vegas...we believe him. -||10/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit09 – Jayla Siciliano – It’s all about the F***ing Bubbles!||Jayla Siciliano - Bon Affair - You would never imagine that this nice, and sweet lady would be so bold, but what may have landed her a spot on the hit TV show Shark Tank, was the idea to lead with, "We have f*****g bubbles" as her headline or attentio..||10/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit08 – What’s Up: Employees Dressing The Part||Nick & Johnny do a weekly 'what's up' catch up session to talk about their week in business, crazy business ideas and the little things that can make a big difference to your small business. - On this episode of What's Up,||10/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit07 – John Dicker…he’s back with an update FOUR years later.||John Dicker, owner of Geeks who Drink, joined us for another interview...4 years later. It was really fun to see how John's business has grown, what his new roll in the company is, and how he has stayed true to what he believes his business is about,||9/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit06 – Joy Gendusa from PostcardMania||From the radio show archives, here's Nick's & Johnny's interview with Joy Gendusa from PostcardMania. Direct response marketing is not the sexy cool marketing activity that most people want to talk about, but Joy has built a great business helping sma..||9/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit05 – Nick Friedman from College Hunks Hauling Junk||From the radio show archives, here's Nick's & Johnny's interview with Nick Friedman from College Hunks Hauling Junk. - From taking college not too serious, to being on a reality TV show, to building a multi-unit franchise,||9/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit04 – Wende Curtis from Comedy Works||From the radio show archives, here's Nick's & Johnny's interview with Wende Curtis from Comedy Works. - If you've lived in Denver for any amount of time, you know Comedy Works. It has been a staple in downtown Denver for over 25 years.||9/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit03 – John Dicker from Geeks Who Drink||From the radio show archives, here's Nick's & Johnny's interview with John Dicker from Geeks Who Drink from four years ago. John will be on a future show (look for him around episode number 7 or 8) to give us an update of what's going on now. -||9/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit02 – Tommy Phillips from Tommy’s Slalom Shop||From the radio show archives, here's Nick's & Johnny's interview with Tommy Phillips from Tommy's Slalom Shop in Denver, CO. - Tommy came in several years ago and spoke with us about how he started, how he tried to expand his business,||9/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit01 – Small Business Podcast: Why Naked?||Small Business Podcast: Why Naked? Nick and Johnny talk about why they're relaunching Small Business Naked as a podcast. Listen in as Nick and Johnny chat about what could be, if they decided to re-launch the Small Business Naked podcast.||9/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Every Small Business Owner-Listen up!
Nick and Johnny (Battle) have great hard won wisdom, and weave it into interviews in a way that really works. If you're looking for a taste of the show, check out the interview with Tom Shane. Great look at the dance of head and heart it takes to run a small business. Dig in!
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Great Show! So much excellent information.
Really great stuff!
I have been listening to this podcast for a couple weeks now and the thing that keeps me listening is how real these guys are. It's fun and refreshing to listen to two genuine small business owners talking about the realities of small business, both good and bad.
Sometimes I learned something new, and other times I just have fun relating to the struggles and successes of other small business owners. If you are a small business owner yourself then you will know what I mean. If you're not yet a small business owner, but want to be, then you'll get it someday.
I live the realities of small business every day and it can be very refreshing to hear two guys talking and sometimes joking about small business topics that I can really relate to. Sometimes listening to the episodes almost feels a little like small business therapy.
Thanks Nick and Johnny for taking the time to put out great content. Five stars. Keep up the good work.