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  • 01:04

    Fighting Big Companies Who Rip Off Small Businesses, More

    in Business

    Michelle Elizabeth, CEO of Effortless Extensions, takes a stand against how big companies rip off smaller enterprises who develop new productst


    Justin Esgar  is an entrepreneur and author of the new book Appitalize on Your Idea: Bringing Any Idea to Fruition.  He talks about how to bring an idea to fruition while working on other things. http:/www.appitalizeonyouridea.com


    William Perkins of Seyfarth Shaw, attorneys, will discuss why President Obama's plan to require companies to permit up to five sick days for employees will affect small businesses most severely.


    Successful small business leaders, experts, accountants, lawyers and other specialists offer advice, guidance, strategies and suggestions to help small business managers increase profits, add sales, better manage cash flow, improve employee management and streamline operations.


    Download, read the latest free issue of Small Business Digest magazine. Click Here To Download


     

  • 00:44

    How Can Small Businesses Win Contracts with Large Public Entities?

    in Marketing

    Join Heather Steele with guest host, Ron Duncan, CPPB, Contracts Manager at DFW International Airport, to chat about how small businesses can do business with large public entities. We'll talk about the resources available, starting points for small businesses, and what kind of products and services a large buyer like an international airport buys.


    Topics included in this chat:



    Contract administrators and their role in purchasing contract services for DFW Airport;
    The variety in types of services at a major airport and how many of them are outsource;
    How third party companies submit bids on work and do business with contract administrators;
    How and why small business are preferred vendors to large companies like DFW Airport;
    Small businesses registering online to the DFW Airport system to participate in the bid process;


    ·         Appreciation for small companies and direct relationships with decision makers.


    About your host, Ms. Heather Steele: 


    Heather is the Chief Marketing Officer for Blue Steele Solutions, in Denton, Texas. She is a marketing professional specializing in interactive/Web marketing. She practices innovative operations and process development with a knack for making the most out of small marketing/sales budgets and personnel.

  • 00:57

    112514 Support Local Small Businesses

    in Politics

    In this edition of the show our guest Seth Piccirillo, Niagara Falls community development director, Tom Lowe of Niagara University and Chris Stoianoff of the Niagara Hub discuss the importance of supporting small businesses in our community. They also discuss the upcoming events of Saturday, November 29, 2014 to promote local small businesses. https://www.facebook.com/events/1595831400645677/?ref=25&sid_reminder=8200681521279926272

  • 00:53

    Why $75 Barrel Oil Prices Means So Much For Small Businesses

    in Business

    Dan Perkins talks about how current events will help small businesses in 2015


    Download, read the latest free issue of Small Business Digest magazine. Click Here To Download


    An insurance exchange offering the best possible healthcare insurance options to small businesses and individuals is now available.

  • 00:15

    John Wandishin shares lessons from small businesses

    in Lifestyle

    John Wandishin, a small business expert and VP or Marketing for Brother International.  Mr. Wandishin will discuss the positive attitudes in the sixth annual Brother Small Business Survey.  It’s really amazing at how attitudes have changed in the past year, and just how small business owners and consumers see the economy.  


    1.    WHY DO YOU THINK THE SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS SURVEYED ARE SO POSITIVE ABOUT THE ECONOMY? 


     


    2.    WHAT ARE SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SURVEY?


     


    3.    WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR THE OVERALL ECONOMY AND THE JOB PROSPECTS FOR THE UNEMPLOYED?


     


    4.    WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CHALLENGES FACING SMALL BUSINESSES TODAY?


         


    5.    THIS IS THE SIXTH YEAR OF THE SURVEY.   HOW HAVE THE ATTITUDES OF SMALL BUSINESS CHANGED SINCE THE FIRST SURVEY? 


     


    6.    WHY ARE SMALL BUSINESSES SO IMPORTANT TO THE OVERALL ECONOMY?


     


    7.    WHERE CAN WE GO FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SURVEY?


     


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  • 00:32

    Content Marketing for Small Businesses

    in Marketing

    Join Heather Steele with guest host, Tess Wittler to talk about content marketing: what is it and how can small businesses manage a successful content marketing plan.


    Topics included in this chat:



    What a content marketing professional does and the tools they use in marketing;
    How telling a clients’ story and illustrating what differentiates people from their competition;
    Why content marketing is so important to your marketing plan and activities;
    How as consumers of goods and services we get our information now and in the past;
    Examples of content marketing strategies and case studies of the process and results;
    Email marketing newsletter campaigns and tips on managing them.


    About your host, Ms. Heather Steele: 


    Heather is the Chief Marketing Officer for Blue Steele Solutions, in Denton, Texas. She is a marketing professional specializing in interactive/Web marketing. She practices innovative operations and process development with a knack for making the most out of small marketing/sales budgets and personnel.

  • 01:01

    Cyber Security - Disaster Prevention for Small Businesses

    in Business

    The average small business may not think that the same exposures for hacking, like what happened to Home Depot or Target, apply to them, but the truth is that small and Main Street businesses are far more vulnerable and face a greater risk.

  • 00:57

    Video Marketing for Small Businesses

    in Business

    One of the most affordable ways to market almost anything these days is via social networks. Your audience is out there using one or several of these networks; so how do you stand out from all of the “noise?" Video!


     


    R. Pamela Adams Alexander is a technology strategist, trainer, speaker, author and the owner of BizLynks Consulting Group, LLC, an Atlanta-based technology consulting firm.  Pamela is also the Executive Producer of BizLynks TV, an online network offering business internet TV shows streamed live & pre-recorded. With a career that spans over 20 years in Information Technology and Internet marketing strategies, explaining the technical to the “technically-challenged” is what she does best. Pam served as the GA Regional Development Director for Constant Contact from 2007 - 2011, and during that time, presented to over 14,000 seminar and conference attendees. She continues to provide email marketing workshops, speaks regularly at conferences. She has designed programs and trained numerous small businesses, entrepreneurs, associations and nonprofits on how to enhance and improve their businesses through innovative and affordable Internet marketing strategies.  In keeping with her tagline, Linking Technology to Business Growth, Pamela's mission is to help businesses increase their productivity and sales through the effective use of technology.


     

  • 00:28

    10,000 Small Businesses: An Investment in America's Entrepreneurs

    in Entrepreneur

    This week’s guest is Patricia Greene, professor of entrepreneurship at Babson College. As a founder of the Diana Project, she is one of the world's foremost experts on women's entrepreneurship. She’s also the national academic director of Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses initiative. The half-billion-dollar investment aims to help small entrepreneurs by improving access to education, capital and business support services. She talks with us today about the findings of the organization's recently released progress report, including some startling statistics about participants' revenue and job growth, and the implications for the America's entrepreneurs.
     

  • 00:31

    Online Marketing for Small Businesses

    in Business

    On February 25, my guest will be Oguz Konar.  Oguz has seven years of online and offline sales management and marketing experience. After witnessing his family’s small business fall apart due to financial and marketing illiteracy, he decided to take action and learn the secrets of sales and marketing to keep other small business owners from making the same mistakes.


    He is the creator of a proven system called Direct Mail Marketing Machine which is a DONE-FOR-YOU direct mailing system for busy professionals who needs predictable flow of new business now.


    He’s also the owner and the founder of Massive Action Consulting and Marketing, where he helps professionals and small business owners attract new clients and grow their business exponentially by becoming the celebrity authority in their field of expertise. He’s a strategic marketing consultant on categories such as video marketing, social media marketing, reputation management, lead generation and sales management.


    Oguz published his first book, 10 Ways to Grow Your Practice In The New Age of Marketing, in September 2013 which became the Amazon bestselling book within the first month of publishing.


    He spends most of his time consulting his clients on implementing effective, productive and no-nonsense marketing strategies to maximize their income in the shortest amount of time.

  • 00:28

    Do Small Businesses Really Need Coaches?

    in Business

    Join us today on Women Leading the Way Radio as Cecile Bereal, your host of Serving Up Diversity, interviews Karie Kaufmann, Entrepreneur and Owner of ActionCoach.


    It often seems as if only medium to large businesses invest in hiring professional coaches to address issues in the workplace.  But what about small businesses?  They also have workplace issues where hiring a business coach would be helpful. Today we will ask Karie is there a difference between a small business coach and a coach who works with medium to large companies?  Why has she chosen to help small businesses?  What are the typical needs of a small business? Are they very different from larger businesses?