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August 10, 2020
Small Business Systems with David Jenyns. David shares his entrepreneur story and his 7-Step process for developing systems. He is also the author of upcoming book “SYSTEMology - Create Time, Reduce Errors and Scale Your Profits with Proven Business Systems”, and the host of the Business Systems Simplified Podcast. Henry Lopez is a serial entrepreneur, small business coach, and the host of this episode of The How of business show – dedicated to helping you start, run and grow your small business.
August 3, 2020
Yoga Instructor Angela Wagner started and operated a successful but maturing - after 16 successful years – yoga studio while also raising two kids, dealing with personal health challenges, the COVID-19 crisis, and still managed to pivot her small business to an exclusively online business model. Angela Wagner is an entrepreneur, life coach, yoga instructor, the founder of a highly successful power flow yoga studio, and Angela Wagner Yoga & Wellness.
July 27, 2020
How contractors can use (at 16:11) Construction Bridge Loans to manage the cash flow issue related to materials expense with Chris Doyle. Chris Doyle is an entrepreneur and the President and CEO of Billd – specializing in helping contractors buy materials now, and pay their suppliers later. Henry Lopez is a serial entrepreneur, small business coach, and the host of this episode of The How of business show – dedicated to helping you start, run and grow your small business. (TheHowOfBusiness.com)
July 20, 2020
Identify and Fix This Next in your Small Business with Mike Michalowicz. What to focus on next, and why we need to focus on Profit First. Mike Michalowicz is an entrepreneur, speaker, author and host of The Entrepreneurship Elevated Podcast. He is the author of top-selling and influential books including, “Surge”, “Profit First”, and “The Pumpkin Plan”, and his latest book, “Fix This Next”. Henry Lopez is the host of this episode of The How of Business - to help you start, run & grow your s
July 13, 2020
Laundromats and small business diversification with Serial Entrepreneur Keith Leimbach. He shares his entrepreneur story, the importance of small business diversification, and how to start a Laundromat business. Keith is the host of the Diversified Income Experiment podcast. Henry Lopez is a serial entrepreneur, small business coach, and the host of this episode of The How of Business show – dedicated to helping you start, run and grow your small business. (TheHowOfBusiness.com)
July 6, 2020
Improve small business communications (17:32) – with our teams, stakeholders, customers – by using visuals instead of just words, with William Warren. William shares his entrepreneur journey, and his expertise and experience with visual communications. Henry is an entrepreneur, illustrator, speaker and writer who has spent his career using visuals to help communicate ideas in an effective and enjoyable way. He is the Founder and CEO of The Sketch Effect. Episode hosted by Henry Lopez.
June 29, 2020
Customer information & data privacy laws for small business owners with Jodi Daniels. Are you aware and compliant with all of the privacy laws that you are responsible for as small business owners? How do you ensure you are not violating these laws, and equally important, are you building trust with your customers and clients? Jodi introduces the primary areas of privacy compliance we need to adhere to so that we can best serve our customers and protect their privacy. Episode hosted by Henry Lopez.
June 29, 2020
SCORE Client Success Story: Chris Walls - how he transitioned from music director & conductor to his expanding band uniform business. Chris shares his interesting and inspirational entrepreneurship journey, how he has adjusted to deal with the COVID-19 crisis, and what he is currently focused on in his small business. Chris is the founder of Directors Assistant - providing uniforms and other products and services for marching bands, orchestras and more. Henry Lopez is the host. TheHowOfBusiness.com
June 22, 2020
Men’s corrective cosmetics company co-founder Jon Shanahan shares the story of starting and growing Stryx, and his personal entrepreneur journey. Jon is an entrepreneur, a men’s fashion expert, and the Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer at Stryx. After successful careers in technology and the retail industry, he turned his passion and knowledge of men’s fashion into a menswear review website and YouTube channel dedicated to helping guys look better, feel better, and live better called The Kavalier.
June 15, 2020
Confident Negotiation techniques and tips for small business owners, with attorney Kwame Christian. He introduces the Compassionate Curiosity Framework. Do you struggle with difficult conversations? Have you ever let fear and anxiety prevent you from saying what needed to be said? Have you ever felt as though you don’t know what to say? Attorney and negotiation expert Kwame Christian shares insights and tips on how to find confidence in conflict and negotiate anything. TheHowOfBusiness.com
June 15, 2020
How to use Google tools for small business with Kim Spalding, Google's Global Director of Ads for Small Businesses. She shares insights and tips on all that Google has to offer for online advertisement, so that we can better leverage these tools to help us grow our small businesses. She also shares her experiences and marketing tips from her own small business ventures including owning a winery. Henry Lopez is the host of this episode.
June 8, 2020
How to adapt your small business to the Convenience Economy. If you don’t respond to a customer in the way they like, you will lose that customers. If we don’t adapt to the convenience economy, someone else will. Greg shares some insights on how we adapt and respond to what our customers want. We also chat about what led to Greg launch Omedym, and to writing his new book, “The Convenience Economy: B2B: Adapt Now or Pay the Price”. Henry Lopez is the host of this episode. TheHowOfBusiness.com
June 1, 2020
From Idea to Product. How Jonathan Katz developed the idea for a cordless personal blender called the BLENDi. Jonathan shares his entrepreneurial journey and the challenges he encountered as he developed his product. Jonathan came up with the idea for the BLENDi when he decided he didn’t want to drink another clumpy protein shake at the gym. He launched BLENDi during his Freshman Year in college in 2016 Henry Lopez is the host of this episode. (TheHowOfBusiness.com)
June 1, 2020
(rerun) How ready are you to start your first small business? Henry Lopez & David Begin discuss what motivated them to transition from successful corporate careers to business ownership, and what it takes to launch your first small business. This is an edited rerun of episode 1 of the podcast. Henry Lopez is a serial entrepreneur, small business coach, and the host of this episode of The How of Business show – dedicated to helping you start, run and grow your small business. (TheHowOfBusiness.com)
May 25, 2020
Small Business Trademarks and Copyrights to protect your business and intellectual property with attorney Andrea Sager. When do you need a Trademark? What is a Copyright and do you have to register it? These and many more questions answered by Andrea, who’s practice focuses on the legal needs of small business owners. Henry Lopez is the host of this episode of The How of Business show – dedicated to helping you start, run and grow your small business. (TheHowOfBusiness.com)
May 18, 2020
Life To The Max with Entrepreneur Bryan Klein. He shares his challenging life journey and how and why he launched and grew The MAX Challenge. Bryan has been a Martial Arts Master Instructor since 1987. He is the author of “To The Max! – How I Went From Being A Fat, Sick and Tired Mess to Living a Life Filled with Success”. Henry Lopez is the host of this episode of The How of Business show – dedicated to helping you start, run and grow your small business. (TheHowOfBusiness.com)
May 18, 2020
(rerun) How to develop ideas for a new small business, and to help you grow your small business. How do you come up with new business ideas? Henry Lopez & David Begin also discuss the role of creativity in the ideation process. This is an edited rerun of episode 4 of the podcast. Henry Lopez is a serial entrepreneur, small business coach, and the host of this episode of The How of Business show – dedicated to helping you start, run and grow your small business. (TheHowOfBusiness.com)
May 11, 2020
How to have the Tough Conversations that help you grow both personally and your small business with David Wood and Henry Lopez. David shares his personal story and he introduces the Tough Conversations Blueprint and Worksheet. David believes that the tough conversations we avoid, are our doorways to confidence, success, and love. Henry Lopez is the host of this episode of The How of Business show – dedicated to helping you start, run and grow your small business. (TheHowOfBusiness.com)
May 4, 2020
Able to invest the time, money and energy to start your first small business? If you are not able now, then what do you need to do to get there? Starting your first small business requires considerable time, at least some money and credit, and plenty of personal energy and good health. This is the third in a series of episodes on the topic of what it takes to be ready, willing and able to start your first small business (TheHowOfBusiness.com)
April 27, 2020
Latest PPP and EIDL loan programs information and resources for your small business with Gerri Detweiler. Additional funding for these COVID-19 SBA programs is available starting Monday, April 27, 2020. Gerri Detweiler is a leading, nationally recognized financing and credit expert, with more than 20 years of experience. Henry Lopez is the host of this episode of The How of Business show – dedicated to helping you start, run and grow your small business. (TheHowOfBusiness.com)
April 27, 2020
Attain the Clarity required for personal and small business success with entrepreneur and coach Dolores Hirschmann. She is an internationally recognized strategist, Clarity coach, TEDx Organizer, Speaker and Author. Her books include “Stand out the TED Way: Be Seen & Grow Your Business” and “18 Minutes of Impact: Move Your Audience to Action the TED Way” Henry Lopez is the host of this episode. (TheHowOfBusiness.com)
April 20, 2020
Naming a Small Business, Product or Service with Brad Flowers. Brad is a naming expert and author, and he shares his tips and methodology for naming (starting at 15:32). He also shares the story of his unique journey from his degree in Literature, to managing a bike shop, and launching his own marketing agency. He is the author of “The Naming Book”. Henry Lopez is the host of this episode of The How of Business show (TheHowOfBusiness.com)
April 13, 2020
Bookkeeping for Small Business with Justine Lackey. Justine shares her entrepreneur journey and how she launched her own firm, and tips and techniques for small business bookkeeping. Justine Lackey is the founder and Chief Wealth Officer of Good Cents Bookkeeping, and she has had the privilege to work with many talented business owners across a wide spectrum of industries. Henry Lopez is the host of this episode – dedicated to helping you start, run and grow your small business. (TheHowOfBusiness.com)
April 6, 2020
SBA and Government Info & Resources for Small Business. The CARES Act provides loans and other programs to help your small business during the coronavirus crises. In particular, the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL) and Loan Advance (Grant), and the Paycheck Protection Program or Payroll Protection Loans (PPLs). Henry Lopez is the host of this episode of The How of Business show – dedicated to helping you start, run and grow your small business. (TheHowOfBusiness.com)
April 6, 2020
Ditching Hourly Billing and using Value Pricing for your services, with Jonathan Stark. He shares his entrepreneurial journey, and his thoughts and tips on adopting value pricing and abandoning hourly billing for services. He is the founder Jonathan Stark Consulting, the author of Hourly Billing Is Nuts, the host of the Ditching Hourly podcast, and writes a daily newsletter on pricing for independent professionals.
March 30, 2020
Navigating Business Uncertainty with Drs. Todd and Kim Saxton. They share insights on how small business owners can deal with and mitigate the unforeseen uncertainties that can sink your small business in the future. They are the authors of the book “The Titanic Effect: Successfully Navigating the Uncertainties that Sink Most Startups.” Henry Lopez is the host of this episode of The How of Business show – dedicated to helping you start, run and grow your small business. (TheHowOfBusiness.com)
March 23, 2020
Coronavirus info and discussion for Small Business Owners with Henry Lopez and David Begin. Basic information to help you deal with the COVID-19 impact on your small business, including some facts, resources, examples and ideas on how to deal with and prepare for the impact of the corona virus pandemic on your small business. Henry Lopez is the how of this episode. Find show notes and resources at TheHowOfBusiness.com
March 16, 2020
Show recap - The How of Business Podcast Show Recap with Henry Lopez. Henry commemorates the 300th episode of the podcast including highlights, popular episodes, business book recommendations, free downloads, and other resources for small business owners. Henry Lopez is a serial entrepreneur, small business coach, and the host of this episode of The How of Business show – dedicated to helping you start, run and grow your small business. (TheHowOfBusiness.com)
March 16, 2020
How to use Virtual Assistants to build and grow your Small Business with Nathan Hirsch. He shares why he sold his previous business, and tips for using VAs. He built and grew his previous small business with only VAs and no employees. Nate is the co-founder of Outsource School - an education platform teaching entrepreneurs how to crack the code on hiring and scaling with virtual assistants. Henry Lopez is the how of this episode. TheHowOfBusiness.com
March 9, 2020
The Gift of Struggle with Bobby Herrera. Bobby shares his early life struggles, and how he channeled his challenges into becoming a better person & leader. He is the author of “The Gift of Struggle”. Bobby is one of 13 children from a migrant family, and his early life taught him the value of hard work, rising early, and putting long hours in the field. These values also helped him through his time in the U.S. Army. Henry Lopez is the host of this episode.
March 4, 2020
Intro to SCORE of Dallas. SCORE helps small business people through mentoring and training. Volunteer Mentors leverage decades of experience in a variety of business disciplines and industries. SCORE’s mentoring services are free! The Dallas chapter of SCORE serves 11 counties in the Dallas and North Texas Metroplex and Lubbock, Texas. In this episode Laura Butler and Henry Lopez introduce SCORE and resources offered, including one-on-one mentoring, group workshops and online resources and tools.
March 2, 2020
Willing to put in the time and effort to start your first small business? If you are not willing to make the sacrifices necessary to launch today, then what do you need to get there? This episode will help you identify how willing you are, so that you can realize your dreams or business ownership and becoming your own boss. This is the second in a series of episodes on being Ready, Willing and Able to start your first small business.
February 24, 2020
How to become the CEO of Your Small Business with Paul Maskill. Paul shares his experiences, tips & advice to help you work ON and not just IN your small business. He helps ambitious business owners automate their small business so they can finally leverage it to build a life that they love. Henry Lopez is a serial entrepreneur, small business coach, and the host of this episode of The How of Business show – dedicated to helping you start, run and grow your small business. (TheHowOfBusiness.com)
February 17, 2020
How to market on a budget for small business owners with Melissa Forziat. She shares tips and techniques to manage your marketing strategy and tactics. This is Melissa’s second appearance on the show. Her most recent guide is "Overcoming Your Marketing Roadblocks". Her small business marketing guides focus on helping small business owners achieve greater success with their marketing initiatives. The How of Business is the podcast that helps you start, run and grow your small business.
February 10, 2020
How to use Personal Video Messaging to build relationships and market your small business with Steve Pacinelli. Steve shares his personal experiences with using personal videos, and specific tactics and tips for creating effective video messages. Henry Lopez is a serial entrepreneur, small business coach, and the host of this episode of The How of Business show – dedicated to helping you start, run and grow your small business. (TheHowOfBusiness.com)
February 3, 2020
Emotionally and Mentally ready to start your first small business? How ready are you today, and if you are not ready now, what do you need to get there? This episode will help you identify how ready you are, including overcoming the fear of failure, so that you can realize your dreams or business ownership and becoming your own boss. Henry Lopez is a serial entrepreneur, small business coach, and the host of this episode of The How of Business.
January 27, 2020
How to build your personal brand with Melva Robertson. She shares her personal story & how she helps her clients develop their personal branding. Henry Lopez is a serial entrepreneur, small business coach, and the host of this episode of The How of Business show – dedicated to helping you start, run and grow your small business. (TheHowOfBusiness.com)
January 20, 2020
How Zack Bartell launched his first small business, SoCal Powrlifting, at age 20. Zack shares his journey as a young entrepreneur. Zack played sports in High School, and studied Kinesiology & Exercise Science in college. He shares his early experiences and how his passion for power lifting developed. Henry Lopez is a serial entrepreneur, small business coach, and the host of this episode of The How of Business show – dedicated to helping you start, run and grow your small business. (TheHowOfBusiness.com)
January 13, 2020
Eric Coffie introduces the opportunities with Federal Government Contracts for Small Business. He also shares his entrepreneur journey, and how he currently helps people find and land government contracts. Eric Coffie is an entrepreneur, the founder of Govcon Giants, the author of “Billion Dollar Playbook: 72 Websites for Massive Scaling in the Federal Marketplace”, and the host of the Govcon Giants podcast.
January 6, 2020
Goal Setting, Time Management, & Productivity Hacks to help you succeed in 2020. Henry Lopez, and his expert guests, share insights and practical tips on how to set effective goals, manage your time, and become more productive so that you can develop yourself and grow your small business. In this episode, Henry includes highlights from conversations with David Begin, Dawn Shannon, Kris Ward and Chris Bello.
December 30, 2019
Online Marketing Year-End update for small business. What's new and emerging in online marketing for small business owners. Small business marketing expert Adam Kirk is back on the show to share his insights and tips. It's all about valuable content with your audience. Our discussion includes Text Marketing, Social Media, Email, SEO, Search, Online Reviews, and small business Websites. Henry Lopez is the host of The How of Business podcast, and Small Business Coach and Consultant. TheHowOfBusiness.com
December 16, 2019
Patents for Start-Up Businesses with Patent Attorney Russ Krajec. Russ shares his entrepreneur journey and insights on patents for small business owners. Russ Krajec is an author, inventor, angel investor, podcast host, and patent attorney who believes the patent system does not serve startups well. Russ believes that you can find good ideas and curate valuable patent assets, even though 95% of all patents are worthless.
December 9, 2019
Developing great Team Players for your Small Business with Walt Brown. He is the author of “The Patient Organization" and the textbook for the 7 Question 7 Promise Framework. Walt shares his entrepreneurial story, and how he helps his clients with attracting, engaging, empowering and retaining great team players to build a dream small business. Henry Lopez is a serial entrepreneur, small business coach, and the host of this episode of The How of Business show. www.TheHowOfBusiness.com
December 2, 2019
Helping women turn roadblocks into building blocks and grow their small businesses. She also shares her personal journey, from her initial career as a political consultant and lobbyist to launching her current business serving the needs of women-owned small businesses. Patty is the author of “Road to Results – Charting the Course for Impactful, Sustainable, Profitable Businesses”. Henry Lopez is a serial entrepreneur, small business coach, and the host of this episode. (TheHowOfBusiness.com)
November 18, 2019
Improving Time Management skills for Small Business Owners with Kris Ward. She shares her personal story, and tips to help you "Win the Hour, Win the Day". Kris is an entrepreneur, business coach, and the author of "Win the Hour, Win the Day - Time Management for Small Business: A 4-Week Productivity Plan to Go from Overwhelmed to Highly Efficient and Reclaim Your Life." Henry Lopez is a serial entrepreneur, small business coach, and the host of this episode of The How of Business show.
November 11, 2019
From one-woman home business, keeping her day job, to dedicated warehouse space in less than a year. How Elizabeth Butts launched Sprinkle Pop. She shares her entrepreneur journey, from hobby baking business to side-hustle and then leaving her successful corporate career to grow Sprinkle Pop full-time. Sprinkle Pop makes bespoke sprinkle mixes. They serve baking supply stores, professional cake and cookie decorators, and baked-good enthusiasts.
November 4, 2019
A Winning Culture in Your Small Business with Ken Bator. How to develop and maintain a winning culture in your small business with Ken Bator, an entrepreneur, author and business coach & consultant. Ken shares his insights and experiences related to the importance of a strong and positive culture to help you grow your small business. Henry Lopez is a serial entrepreneur, small business coach, and the host of this episode of The How of Business.
October 28, 2019
The accountability to get things done with Dawn Shannon, who helps her clients turn their to-do lists into Well Done lists - and grow a small business! Dawn Shannon is a Certified Professional Coach, and the founder of Jovi Strategies. Dawn shares her entrepreneur story, and insights on how and why accountability is critical to achieving success in life and business (starting at 14:32).
October 21, 2019
How Amy van Meijl launched and grew her Interior Design Business. She shares her entrepreneur story, overcoming significant challenges, and advice on growing a services business. Henry Lopez is a serial entrepreneur, small business coach, and the host of this episode of The How of Business show – dedicated to helping you start, run and grow your small business. (TheHowOfBusiness.com)
October 14, 2019
How to Prepare Your Small Business for Sale with Mike Finger. Why your business may not be salable, and what you can do to fix it. Mike Finger is an entrepreneur and an expert on what it takes to build a business you can exit. He also shares his personal entrepreneur journey. Mike also introduces his approach to validating how salable your small business may be: are your financial results desirable, can a buyer duplicate your results, and can you document your financial results. TheHowOfBusiness.com
October 7, 2019
Starting her clothing business Lab141 - an online platform which offers one clothing style at a time produced in small batches - with Andrea Madho. Andrea shares her entrepreneurial experiences, the inspiration for her current revolutionary garment industry business, and advice for aspiring entrepreneurs. After a successful career on Wall Street public relations, she is now changing the way clothes are made. Andrea is also the host of the Stroke of Genius podcast. TheHowOfBusiness.com
September 30, 2019
Becoming an entrepreneur: from Service Provider to Entrepreneur with Sylvie McCraken. How to grow from a solo practitioner, trading hours for money, to an entrepreneur with passive income. Sylvie shares her entrepreneurial story, how she started her first small business, and how she currently helps her clients evolve their business such that they can generate income even when they are not actively participating or delivering a service. She focuses on helping her clients develop digital products.
September 23, 2019
Selling our car wash business with Henry Lopez & David Begin. Henry and David announce and discuss the recent sale of the highly successful exterior-express car wash business, Wild Blue Carwash, with three locations in Colorado. They share highlights of how and why they decided to sell this small business, the emotions associated with the sale, the process they followed, and what's next for each of them. www.TheHowOfBusiness.com
September 23, 2019
How to buy a successful small business with David Barnett and Henry Lopez. Henry and David share tips and advice on how to buy a profitable existing small business. David explains how to approach buying a business from the perspective and mindset of an investor. Henry and David also discuss building versus buying, how to find the right business for you, and some common mistakes people make when buying a small business. Download the free “6 Stupid Things People Do When Trying to Buy a Small Business” gui
September 16, 2019
Home Cleaning Franchise Small Business with Ron Holt. Ron shares how he launched and grew “2 Maids & A Mop”. He also shares his entrepreneur journey, from successful corporate career to becoming his own boss. He sacrificed for almost seven years to save the money to start his first small business. He overcame early challenges and near failure and persevered to grow his business into a leading home cleaning franchise business. Find more info at www.TheHowOfBusiness.com
September 9, 2019
How to fire an employee in your small business the right way with Henry Lopez. Henry shares a recommended process and approach. The process should include a verbal documented warning, one or more written warnings with specific guidance, a possible suspension without pay, and then a firing the employee. Keeping a bad employee too long usually has a detrimental impact on our small business culture. Be sure to get the advice of an employment attorney before applying any of these practices.
September 9, 2019
Stress-Free Small Business Ownership with Joan Sotkin. Joan is an entrepreneur, coach, speaker, author and podcaster, and Henry Lopez discuss the topic of stress as it related to small business ownership. What are the sources of stress? What are the effects on us physically and emotionally? Joan explains that there is nothing wrong with us that needs fixing, we have just developed bad habit. Join us for a Free Stress-Free Small Business Webinar.
September 2, 2019
Launching & growing a Specialty Food Small Business with Dave Hirschkop, founder of Dave's Gourmet - a specialty foods company that makes a wide range of products including Gourmet Pasta Sauce, Hot Sauce, Condiments and Spices. You have probably heard of Dave’s Gourmet Insanity Sauce! Dave shares his entrepreneur story, including starting a restaurant and developing the initial hot sauce product.
August 26, 2019
Trade Shows for small business with industry veteran Chris Kappes. Chris is the founder and Chief Operating Officer at Exhibitshub. He shares his entrepreneurial story, including why he decided to become his own boss, and then provides his insights and tips on how to get the most from a trade show or other event for your small business. If you attend or exhibit at trade shows or other events where you have a both to promote your small business, then this episode is for you!
August 19, 2019
Asset Protection for your small business, with attorney Mark Balsom. Mark explains various aspects of an effective comprehensive asset protection plan for your business and your personal assets. Mark and the team at Presser Lay Firm help their clients protect their hard-earned assets from lawyers, malpractice claims, creditors, foreclosure deficiencies, former or current spouses, children, relatives, and greedy lawsuit-obsessed citizens. While many people can make money, few know how to protect it.
August 12, 2019
Entrepreneurial story and The 10 Factor for small business growth with Tim Meuchel. Tim is an entrepreneur, bestselling author and podcast host. He shares the 10-Month Success Blueprint (starting at 38:00) to help consultants and entrepreneurs create a thriving small business built around their ideal lifestyle. He is the author of the book "The 10 Factor: From Struggling to Thriving Business in Ten Months", and the host of the podcast "The 10 Factor: From Struggling to Thriving Business".
August 5, 2019
Financing a Franchise small business with Ben Johnson, VP of Commercial Lending at First Bank Texas. He explains the potential advantages of securing financing for a first-time franchise business and why a franchise may provide an advantage from the bank’s perspective. Ben shares the types of loan programs, including the SBA 7A, and what a bank is looking for to qualify. Find show notes and links at www.TheHowOfBusiness.com
July 29, 2019
Dealing with and managing overwhelm as you start and grow your small business. David Begin and Henry Lopez shares their thoughts and experiences, and practical tips, on how to manage stress and avoid being overwhelmed and paralyzed. What causes overwhelm? What happens to us when we are overwhelmed? How do you effectively manage stress and overwhelm? Henry and David share their experience and advice to help you answer these questions, so that you can achieve your most important small business goals.
July 22, 2019
Creative product entrepreneurship with Katie Hunt, founder of Proof to Product. Katie shares her journey from a corporate career to side-hustle, to running her own product-based small business full-time. Do you currently create gift items or other products that you want to grow into a bigger business? She explains (20:16) the typical process to take product business from idea to getting that product to market. Find show notes page at TheHowOfBusiness.com
July 22, 2019
Motivating & leading Millennial employees in your small business, with Chris Tuff. Chris is an entrepreneur and author of "The Millennial Whisperer: The Practical, Profit-Focused Playbook for Working with and Motivating the World’s Largest Generation". Chris shares his experience, insights and practical tips to help us better manage and lead our millennial workforce. (Show notes page at TheHowOfBusiness.com)
July 15, 2019
Personal Productivity Hacks to improve your life and your small business. Chris Bello, host of the Entrepreneur Motivation Podcast, shares his personal entrepreneurial journey and his top 5 Productivity Hacks (starting at 9:27). Get his free download today. A few years in to his corporate career, Chris decided the corporate life was not for him and he quit to develop a product idea. He then moved on to real estate investments and today is also the host of a successful podcast.
July 15, 2019
Amazon Wholesaling business with Dan Meadors, a multi-million-dollar Amazon seller & co-founder of The Wholesale Formula. He shares his story, from a full-time job to a side-hustle doing retail arbitrage, to then launching their own small business. He is now focused on helping others start and operate successful Amazon wholesale businesses, and on this episode (18:39) he shares some of the techniques he teaches. He explains the differences between retail arbitrage, private label, and wholesaling.
July 8, 2019
Is a Franchise Business the right fit for you? Henry Lopez and Sara Waskow, a Franchise Specialist and owner of FranNet DFW, introduce the franchise business model, explore common myths and misconceptions about franchising, and discuss the common characteristics and skills of successful small business franchise owners. Visit the show notes page for the free "6 Franchise Myths" document to learn more.
July 1, 2019
What makes for a great partnership in small business? Henry and David share their thoughts and opinions on how and why they have chosen to partner on their various small business ventures. Trust and respect are at the core of a successful small business partnership, and an upfront understanding of the differences between a partner and an investor are also critical. Are you best suited to work in a partnership, or by yourself?
July 1, 2019
Grow your construction or roofing small business with marketing and operations systems for a targeted market, with Adam Sand. Adam is an entrepreneur and roofing business owner. He shares his entrepreneurial journey, from starting a tanning salon to venturing into the roofing business. Then we chat (18:13) about his proven approach to marketing and growing a roofing business - or similar construction or contracting business - and the systems required to execute and scale.
June 24, 2019
How "Spontuneous - The Song Game" was invented and developed into a small business by inventor Rob Ridgeway. From his family ranching business, to insurance sales, through overcoming the many challenges he experienced before achieving success with his business. Rob came up with the idea for the game 10 years ago. At the time he was selling business insurance and decided he was going to get into the business of selling a board game.
June 24, 2019
Attracting great employees with Employment Branding and Culture Marketing (17:45) with Ryan Naylor. Ryan is an entrepreneur and the founder of VIVA HR. They provide a platform to help businesses recruit more efficiently by telling the right hiring story. Ryan is also a popular speaker and has made numerous television appearances sharing his expertise on Human Resources. You may have also seen him on SharkTank – and he shares the story of that experience.
June 17, 2019
Overcoming Fear (21:00) to start and grow your small business, with Ruth Soukup - author of “Do It Scared: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Obstacles, and Create a Life You Love”. She shares her entrepreneur story, including working in her father's business, and then becoming a successful blogger, bestselling author and small business owner. She found that she was always "doing it scared" in her life, but she still learned to take action.
June 10, 2019
From corporate job to launching their first small business, Lauren Clowdus shares the story of how she and her husband started a restaurant franchise business. Lauren explains how they selected the franchise, the challenges they have faced - including working with her spouse - and their plans for growth. She also shares the challenges they have experienced with hiring and retaining employees, and how they use a third-party HR company to help them.
June 3, 2019
Launching & growing a business with Mike McDerment, the Co-Founder and CEO of FreshBooks, the world’s #1 cloud accounting software for self-employed professionals and small business owners. Mike shares inspirational stories from his early days as a business owner, and how he launched and grew FreshBooks (19:17) while living in his parent’s basement! Mike is an insightful and thoughtful entrepreneur who shares honest opinions and experiences which we can all learn from.
June 3, 2019
Real Estate Business with Greg Dickerson, a serial entrepreneur, real estate investor and developer. From residential handyman services, to larger development projects and joint ventures, Greg shares his experiences from a 20+ year career in real estate. He also shares his early life experiences after serving in the Navy. Greg currently offers coaching and consulting services for other real estate investors and developers.
May 27, 2019
Dre's entrepreneurial journey and how to achieve success in small business and life by Working On Your Game. Dre Baldwin, author of “Work On Your Game: Using The Pro Athlete Mindset To Dominate In Sports, Business and Life” is our guest. Dre is a former professional basketball player, a successful small business owner, speaker, podcaster and the author of 22 books!
May 20, 2019
Buying & Selling an Online Business (21:48) with Mark Daoust, the founder and owner of Quiet Light Brokerage. She shares stories from his entrepreneurial journey, and his philosophies on how to run and grow a small business. Then we get into the topic of Buying and Selling an Online Business (starting at 21:48), including what makes for a successful online business and how to make sure it can be sold.
May 13, 2019
Facebook advertisement essentials for small business owners, with Henry Lopez and Adam Kirk. Before spending lots of money advertising on Facebook, Henry and Adam share five things to consider to get the best results. The five things to consider are: 1) Who is your target customer or avatar? 2) Understand Cold, Warm and Hot traffic or audiences, 3) Use Lead Magnets, 4) Start small, test and measure, 5) Learn and get help from an expert. Henry's co-host for this episode is Adam Kirk, the founder of Oostas.
May 13, 2019
Landing Government Contracts and the benefits of MWBE certification for small businesses with Jean Kristensen. Jean is a small business and MWBE (Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise) growth specialist, executive coach, and trainer. Jean explains the benefits of government contracting for small business owners, how to secure your first contract, and then we also chat about (31:25) MWBE certification.
May 6, 2019
Small Wins in life and small business, with Fadi Malouf. Fadi is a master trainer, life coach, international professional athlete, speaker, author, and small business consultant. He shares his entrepreneurial journey, how he built his first business, his recent pivot in his business, and how the "small wins" approach (30:48) to health and fitness translates to effectively starting and managing a small business.
April 29, 2019
B2B Sales skills (14:23) for entrepreneurs and small business owners, with Andy Paul. Andy Paul is an author, speaker, sales acceleration strategist, podcaster and a highly experienced sales professional. Paul shares his interesting journey, from a History degree to a successful sales career. He also shares his insights and tips, and his BALD (Be Human, Ask Good Questions, Listen and Deliver) method for sales (starting at 14:23).
April 22, 2019
Making Decisions and Accepting Personal Mistakes - two responsibilities small business owners must embrace, with Henry Lopez. Henry shares his thoughts and advice on two of the most important responsibilities small business owners and entrepreneurs must accept and embrace. As a successful small business owner, you will be the person responsible for making all of the big decision. Making mistakes comes with making lots of important decisions.
April 22, 2019
Couples in business - how to own a small business with your spouse or partner, with Dr. Ellyn Bader and Dr. Peter Pearson. Working in business with your spouse or partner can be challenging, and sometimes detrimental to your relationship, or it can be joyful and productive. Ellyn and Pete share stories from their vast experience in helping couples.
April 15, 2019
Remote-First small business (26:19) with Liam Marting, a serial entrepreneur, speaker, writer and co-founder of TimeDoctor, Staff.com and RunningRemote. We begin the conversation with Liam sharing his entrepreneurial journey, how he launched his first small business, and his insights on building and growing a remote-first business.
April 8, 2019
Business Systems – developing, implementing and executing on the systems we need to run and grow our small businesses. If you are an existing small business owner, then this episode will help you assess where you are and what you need to improve. If you are planning to start your first business, then this episode will help to prepare you for building your business the right way from the start.
April 8, 2019
Logo Design for small business (16:38) with Meg and Josiah Mothershed, the co-founders of Mothershed Design Company. They share their entrepreneurial journey, from working for someone else to launching their own small design firm, and practical tips & advice for designing a logo and other branding insights for small business owners (starting at 16:38). Meg and Josiah recommend that you consider simplicity, memorability and relevance when designing your small company logo and identity.
April 1, 2019
Personal and Small Business Credit with Gerri Detweiler. Gerri is an author and expert on the topic of credit, and currently serves as the Education Director for Nav. She shares tips & advice on how to build or correct your personal and business credit. We also discuss how to manage and leverage debt and how to manage cash flow in our small businesses.
March 25, 2019
Sacrifice - what are you willing to personally sacrifice to become your own boss and start your first business? If you are already in business, what are you willing to sacrifice further to grow it? Henry Lopez shares his thoughts on the kind of sacrifices that, based on his entrepreneurship experience, you have to be willing to make in order to succeed as a small business owner - particularly when launching your first business.
March 25, 2019
Virtual Assistants to help you run and grow your small business with Barbara Turley. Barbara explains how to leverage virtual assistants for your business, including how to work effectively with VAs and the importance of developing systems and processes which a virtual assistant can help you execute. Barbara also shares her interesting entrepreneurial journey, from a highly successful 15-year career in the financial markets to launching her latest venture The Virtual Hub.
March 18, 2019
Telling Your Small Business Brand Story (17:37), with branding experts Emily Soccorsy & Justin Foster. Emily and Justin are the co-founders of the branding practice Root + River. They share their entrepreneurial journeys and then we chat about (starting at 17:37) how you can develop a brand story for your small business that's in alignment with your core beliefs. They introduce the "5 Core Beliefs or Root Beliefs" approach to small business branding.
March 11, 2019
Franchising - 3 critical franchise benefits and common misconceptions with franchising. Henry shares his insights and advice on franchising, including the 3 critical benefits to consider when selecting a franchise business and some of the common misconceptions. He also addresses Franchise Fees, and the invaluable benefit of a strong franchisee network. Many people believe franchising is risk-free, but the reality is that you are not assured success just because you go with a franchise.
March 11, 2019
SBA loans for small business start-up and expansion, with Mandy Kuxhausen. Mandy is an expert on Small Business Administration (SBA) lending and a Business Development Officer at TBank. We chat about everything related to SBA loans – from the different SBA lending programs available to the basics of credit worthiness – as an option for financing your business development.
March 4, 2019
Marketing for Services Businesses (10:55) with Steve Gordon. Steve is a bestselling author and the founder of The Unstoppable CEO and host of The Unstoppable CEO Podcast. Steve shares his entrepreneurial journey, and advice (starting at 10:55) on how to effectively market a services small business. He explains the value of a "leveraged" marketing system for your small business.
February 25, 2019
Developing Deep Listening skills (starting at 21:57) to help you become a better leader and grow your small business, with Oscar Trimboli. Oscar is an executive coach, speaker and author of "Deep Listening: Impact beyond words, and Breakthroughs: How to confront your assumptions." From his corporate career to launching his own firm, Oscar shares his journey and we discuss his thoughtful insights on leadership and listening skills (21:57). He believes the listening is a leadership issue, and he shares specific tips for improving how we listen to others. Henry Lopez is a serial entrepreneur, small business coach, and the host of this episode of The How of Business show – dedicated to helping you start, run and grow your small business. (TheHowOfBusiness.com)
February 18, 2019
Systems & tools to stay organized and productive as a small business owner with Henry Lopez. Henry shares his thoughts and tips on personal productivity, including the systems and tools he uses to stay organized and on task. To achieve success as an entrepreneur, you must stay organized and highly productive. The key is to find the tools and systems that work for you, and then use them consistently. Then evolve your system for organization over time to continue improving your personal productivity. Henry Lopez is a serial entrepreneur and the host of this episode of The How of Business show – dedicated to helping you start, run and grow your small business. (TheHowOfBusiness.com)
February 18, 2019
Mobile Apps marketing and how to use mobile apps to help grow your small business with Sean Casto. Sean is the founder of PreApps - the premier app marketing agency. Sean also shares his entrepreneurial journey. Sean is the author of "App Secrets" an Amazon best seller. He helps his clients market their apps effectively so that they get found among the thousands of other apps that are released each day! Sean also shares his advice for small business owners who are considering developing an app to help grow and promote their business. Henry Lopez is a serial entrepreneur and the host of this episode of The How of Business show – dedicated to helping you start, run and grow your small business. (TheHowOfBusiness.com)
February 11, 2019
Bootstrapping (21:08) a small business and his entrepreneurial journey, with Abdo Riani. Abdo is an entrepreneur and founder of StartUpCircle.co - helping connect successful entrepreneurs with new founders to help them develop their business ideas. Abdo shares his personal entrepreneurial journey, and specific tips and advice on how to start a small business and grow through bootstrapping or reinvestment of profits.
February 4, 2019
Launching a catering business with DeAndre Wilson. DeAndre is a young entrepreneur and the co-founder of Turn Table - a catering business serving the Evansville, Indiana area. DeAndre and his partner Chef Jeff started developing their business while they were both in college. He shares the need to be emotionally prepared for the challenges of entrepreneurship, and the value of a solid business plan. Henry Lopez is the host of this episode of The How of Business show – dedicated to helping you start, run and grow your small business. (TheHowOfBusiness.com)
January 28, 2019
Legally protect your small business (7:37) with Scott Reib, an attorney, popular speaker, coach and the author of "5 Proven Strategies to Shatterproof Your Business." Scott shares why he decided to study law, his small business experiences, and growing his practice to his currently leveraged model. He also shares practical tips & advice on how we can legally protect our small business (starting at 7:37). Henry Lopez is the host of this episode of The How of Business show – dedicated to helping you start, run and grow your small business. (TheHowOfBusiness.com)
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