Small Business Matters

by Small Business Matters

Small Business Matters
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 25
  • Last: 1 Oct 2013
Adapting the philosophies from Napoleon Hill in Think & Grow Rich, and Michael Gerber in The E-Myth, this business show discusses important issues for small business owners. More resources can be found at www.AlignedPerformance.com.

Episodes (25)

  • Asking for Funding for Your Small Business
    Asking for Funding for Your Small Business
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    Published: 6 Mar 2013 Duration: 08:23
    If you are a startup seeking private lending, looking for an angel investor or asking for capital funding, there are few details to get lined up first. This show lists the three things to have in place before you ask for small business loan... Read more →
    If you are a startup seeking private lending, looking for an angel investor or asking for capital funding, there are few details to get lined up first. This show lists the three things to have in place before you ask for small business loan... Read more →

  • 7 Success Secrets for Small Business Owners
    7 Success Secrets for Small Business Owners
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    Published: 23 Dec 2011 Duration: 16:38
    Ever wonder how small business owners get it all done? They know the secrets that I am about to share with you. If I could distill this episode down into a few words, they would be, "leverage your resources". Whether those resources are pe... Read more →
    Ever wonder how small business owners get it all done? They know the secrets that I am about to share with you. If I could distill this episode down into a few words, they would be, "leverage your resources". Whether those resources are pe... Read more →

  • Start the Year with a Healthy Business
    Start the Year with a Healthy Business
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    Published: 29 Dec 2012 Duration: 07:14
    Small Business Owners don't get much time off. While the holidays are a great time to rejuvenate, they are also a great time to do some business planning. This episode of Small Business Matters give you 5 tips for starting the year with a h... Read more →
    Small Business Owners don't get much time off. While the holidays are a great time to rejuvenate, they are also a great time to do some business planning. This episode of Small Business Matters give you 5 tips for starting the year with a h... Read more →

  • Business Lessons from Skis
    Business Lessons from Skis
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    Published: 4 Nov 2011 Duration: 05:46
    As an entrepreneur or small business owner, we often get caught up in the busy-ness of the day. We work so hard IN our business that we forget to work ON our business. We also forget to pay attention to how we're doing or work and instead f... Read more →
    As an entrepreneur or small business owner, we often get caught up in the busy-ness of the day. We work so hard IN our business that we forget to work ON our business. We also forget to pay attention to how we're doing or work and instead f... Read more →

  • Is Bartering Good for Business?
    Is Bartering Good for Business?
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    Published: 3 Jan 2013 Duration: 06:05
    Have you thought about trading products or services as part of your business model? There are definitely pros and cons to bartering. This show lays out ideas on when to barter and when to avoid it. For more small business resources visit ww... Read more →
    Have you thought about trading products or services as part of your business model? There are definitely pros and cons to bartering. This show lays out ideas on when to barter and when to avoid it. For more small business resources visit ww... Read more →

  • Systems for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses
    Systems for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses
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    Published: 31 Oct 2011 Duration: 18:23
    What are the benefits of systems to entrepreneurs and small businesses? There are tons. Especially when we are fist starting out, it is tempting to wear every hat in the business. But when we create systems to run the business, we actually... Read more →
    What are the benefits of systems to entrepreneurs and small businesses? There are tons. Especially when we are fist starting out, it is tempting to wear every hat in the business. But when we create systems to run the business, we actually... Read more →

  • How to Make More Money When you Sell Your Business
    How to Make More Money When you Sell Your Business
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    Published: 17 Jan 2013 Duration: 04:41
    Are you preparing to sell your business? There are three things you must do to have a salable business, that will sell quickly and for more money. This show shares those steps. A special thanks to Matt Williams of Acquisition Logistics for... Read more →
    Are you preparing to sell your business? There are three things you must do to have a salable business, that will sell quickly and for more money. This show shares those steps. A special thanks to Matt Williams of Acquisition Logistics for... Read more →

  • Systems for Networking
    Systems for Networking
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    Published: 11 Nov 2011 Duration: 09:41
    Business is a team sport - there's no doubt about that. Small business owners need to be constantly meeting people and adding people to their database. Do you want to be make the most out of the networking events you attend? This show list... Read more →
    Business is a team sport - there's no doubt about that. Small business owners need to be constantly meeting people and adding people to their database. Do you want to be make the most out of the networking events you attend? This show list... Read more →

  • Keep it in Front of You
    Keep it in Front of You
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    Published: 21 Dec 2011 Duration: 06:34
    In the movie, A Beautiful Mind, John Nash says that the way to stop having nightmares is to stop paying attention to them. The same is true for dreams. As a small business owner, you need to stay focused on your dreams for your business and... Read more →
    In the movie, A Beautiful Mind, John Nash says that the way to stop having nightmares is to stop paying attention to them. The same is true for dreams. As a small business owner, you need to stay focused on your dreams for your business and... Read more →

  • Why MasterMinds Don't Work and What to do About It
    Why MasterMinds Don't Work and What to do About It
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    Published: 9 Jan 2013 Duration: 06:33
    MasterMinds can be a great way to elevate your business to the next level IF you are in the right group. This episode lays out ideas for having a productive MasterMind that truly helps the small business owner catapult their business. For m... Read more →
    MasterMinds can be a great way to elevate your business to the next level IF you are in the right group. This episode lays out ideas for having a productive MasterMind that truly helps the small business owner catapult their business. For m... Read more →

  • Mystery of the Mastermind
    Mystery of the Mastermind
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    Published: 6 Nov 2011 Duration: 07:09
    Small business owners should absolutely belong to a mastermind group. This is a team of people who support you and your business and are willing to ask you tough questions and give you constructive feedback in a supportive way. Entrepreneur... Read more →
    Small business owners should absolutely belong to a mastermind group. This is a team of people who support you and your business and are willing to ask you tough questions and give you constructive feedback in a supportive way. Entrepreneur... Read more →

  • Asking for the Sale with Liz Wendling
    Asking for the Sale with Liz Wendling
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    Published: 9 Jan 2012 Duration: 14:41
    Whether you are a small business owner or in sales, this show will provide you with some words to use in your sales conversations. Often we don't ask for the sale because we're afraid of rejection, or we've been using sales pitches, not sal... Read more →
    Whether you are a small business owner or in sales, this show will provide you with some words to use in your sales conversations. Often we don't ask for the sale because we're afraid of rejection, or we've been using sales pitches, not sal... Read more →

  • Find it When you Need it: Getting and Staying Organized
    Find it When you Need it: Getting and Staying Organized
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    Published: 26 Jan 2012 Duration: 10:47
    If you spend more than 20 seconds looking for something at your desk, you must listen to this show. As a small business owner, you often wear a lot of hats. And all those hats end up in a pile on your desk. That can get pretty messy. In ju... Read more →
    If you spend more than 20 seconds looking for something at your desk, you must listen to this show. As a small business owner, you often wear a lot of hats. And all those hats end up in a pile on your desk. That can get pretty messy. In ju... Read more →

  • Are you productive or just busy?
    Are you productive or just busy?
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    Published: 30 Jan 2012 Duration: 09:06
    Let's admit it. There are days when even motivated people like us has days where we find ourselves just shuffling papers around. Yes? As a small business owner, we usually don't have the luxury of unproductive days. So what do we do about i... Read more →
    Let's admit it. There are days when even motivated people like us has days where we find ourselves just shuffling papers around. Yes? As a small business owner, we usually don't have the luxury of unproductive days. So what do we do about i... Read more →

  • Are you using a race horse to plow the field?
    Are you using a race horse to plow the field?
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    Published: 19 Jan 2012 Duration: 07:00
    As a small business owner, we often wear a lot of hats. In this episode, we follow an analogy of running a farm with different types of horses. It's just like running a business with different skill sets. We should recognize and celebrate o... Read more →
    As a small business owner, we often wear a lot of hats. In this episode, we follow an analogy of running a farm with different types of horses. It's just like running a business with different skill sets. We should recognize and celebrate o... Read more →

  • Women in the Mix
    Women in the Mix
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    Published: 10 Sep 2013 Duration: 14:33
    Is it possible from women to have it all? Business, family, romance, fitness, fun.... ? Cindy Mahlberg, of Women in the Mix, brings a new perspective to today's woman. She encourages women to stop thinking about "having it all" and to start... Read more →
    Is it possible from women to have it all? Business, family, romance, fitness, fun.... ? Cindy Mahlberg, of Women in the Mix, brings a new perspective to today's woman. She encourages women to stop thinking about "having it all" and to start... Read more →

  • Buts and Stories
    Buts and Stories
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    Published: 1 Oct 2013 Duration: 09:46
    Have you ever talked yourself out of something you really wanted? You have a dozen excuses as to why you don't deserve, shouldn't have or otherwise be denied that something. This is because your mind is doing its job - to protect us! But it... Read more →
    Have you ever talked yourself out of something you really wanted? You have a dozen excuses as to why you don't deserve, shouldn't have or otherwise be denied that something. This is because your mind is doing its job - to protect us! But it... Read more →

  • 8 Answers you Need for your Marketing Plan
    8 Answers you Need for your Marketing Plan
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    Published: 30 Dec 2011 Duration: 08:01
    Before you write your marketing plan, you need to know the answer to these 8 questions. As a small business owner, it's ever-important to clearly understand your niche and how to market it to them. This episode helps you. You can download ... Read more →
    Before you write your marketing plan, you need to know the answer to these 8 questions. As a small business owner, it's ever-important to clearly understand your niche and how to market it to them. This episode helps you. You can download ... Read more →

  • Training systems for subject matter experts
    Training systems for subject matter experts
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    Published: 3 Jan 2012 Duration: 09:34
    If you are someone who has knowledge that you need to transfer to other people, you may not have the skills yet to do so. This show gives you the key steps to create effective training. As a small business owner, you may need to train an a... Read more →
    If you are someone who has knowledge that you need to transfer to other people, you may not have the skills yet to do so. This show gives you the key steps to create effective training. As a small business owner, you may need to train an a... Read more →

  • Sales. Go from Yuk to Yeah!
    Sales. Go from Yuk to Yeah!
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    Published: 28 Feb 2013 Duration: 09:22
    If you hate sales, that's good. That probably means you hate pressuring and manipulating. Not to worry - that's not sales anyway. That's pressuring and manipulating. This show gives you 5 Best Practices for your sales process so that you a... Read more →
    If you hate sales, that's good. That probably means you hate pressuring and manipulating. Not to worry - that's not sales anyway. That's pressuring and manipulating. This show gives you 5 Best Practices for your sales process so that you a... Read more →