324 episodes

Dave Hamilton and Shannon Jean, two long-time small-business owners, come to you each week to talk through the trials, success, pitfalls and tips it takes to successfully run a small business in today's world. Hear real-world folks talk about real-world problems, letting you know not only what it takes to get it done but that you're not alone in doing it!

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    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

Dave Hamilton and Shannon Jean, two long-time small-business owners, come to you each week to talk through the trials, success, pitfalls and tips it takes to successfully run a small business in today's world. Hear real-world folks talk about real-world problems, letting you know not only what it takes to get it done but that you're not alone in doing it!

    Why Your Attitude about Cleaning the Toilet is a Success Indicator

    Why Your Attitude about Cleaning the Toilet is a Success Indicator

    Are you willing to do everything to make your Small Business succeed or do find certain tasks "below you"? Join us for this episode of The Small Business Show to hear why your hosts Shannon Jean and Dave Hamilton believe that cleaning the toilets is a crucial step towards success as a Small Business owner.



    You will hear about doing whatever it takes to succeed while still being wise with your time and why leading from a position of humbleness can make all the difference for your success as a leader. Join us!



    00:00:00 Small Business Show #326 for Wednesday, May 5, 2021

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    00:10:22 Being an Entrepreneur is a Blue Collar Job



    $1,000/hr work vs. $20/hr work

    Be willing to do everything.

    It’s a working person's job





    00:25:03 SBS 326

    • 26 min
    Controlling Your Vernacular and Unconventional Ways to Promote Your Business Story

    Controlling Your Vernacular and Unconventional Ways to Promote Your Business Story

    Join your hosts Shannon Jean and Dave Hamilton for a discussion about what phrases to avoid in-person and with written communication. Then it's time to discuss very unconventional methods to share your story with both your customers, employees, and partners.



    Listen in and then join us at the Small Business Support Group!



     



    00:00:00 Small Business Show #325 for Wednesday, April 28, 2021

    00:02:09 Controlling our Vernacular



    Ridding the Pleonasms!

    Don’t be afraid to chat voice.

    Is it a Compliment Sandwich or a Bad News Sandwich

    MailTags as part of SmartSuite





    00:11:23 How to Get Your Story Heard



    Bailey Barnard talking Story on Small Business Show

    Story should be baked in authentically

    Self-effacing humor

    ...and humanity

    Brian from Sell Your Mac

    Managing your own Terms and Conditions

    Re-do your voicemail messages!

    Tell your story everywhere:



    Website – HelloTushy.com

    Terms and Conditions

    Voice Mail

    Business Cards









    00:30:15 SBS 325 Outtro

    • 31 min
    Howard Tiersky - Business Digital Transformation

    Howard Tiersky - Business Digital Transformation

    Joining us for this episode of The Small Business Show is Howard Tiersky, CEO of FROM, a company that describes itself as a Digital Transformation Agency. Howard is going to help us learn about successful digital product launches and how to get our companies ready for the digital future.



    Howard is also the Best Selling Author of Winning Digital Customers - a terrific manual for driving digital success at your own company.



    00:00:00 Small Business Show #324 for Wednesday, April 21, 2021

    Howard Tiersky, CEO of FROM – The Digital Transformation Agency

    Wikipedia: Digital transformation

    Transformed Banks: JP Morgan Chase, TransAmerica

    The value of Digital Transformation when attracting talent

    Redefining the nature of employment

    Winning Digital Customers

    Innovation Friction (aka “The Killer App”)

    VisiCalc

    • 44 min
    Brittany Smith, Cognitive Neuroscientist and Managing Entrepreneur ADHD

    Brittany Smith, Cognitive Neuroscientist and Managing Entrepreneur ADHD

    Following up on episode 321 where we questioned if ADHD is a "disorder or super-power" for Small Business owners, we are joined today by Brittany Smith, a Cognitive Neuroscientist with a specialty in helping people overcome the challenges of ADHD.



    Join your hosts Shannon Jean and Dave Hamilton as they dig deeper into the topic of ADHD for Entrepreneurs and what tools can be used to find success.



    00:00:00 Small Business Show #323 for Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    Brittany Smith, Cognitive Neuroscientist, Conquer Consulting ADHD Coaching

    The past is the past. 

    Choosing Impulsive Choice vs. Analysis Paralysis

    Low Working Memory

    GTD Method vs. ADHD

    Avoiding the spiral with your To-Did List

    Avoid notification numbness

    Bring in a buddy / FocusMate / Coworking

    Your Willpower and Decision-Making Pools

    Balance Reliability vs. Saying No

    Shannon’s eBay Unlocked

    Find Brittany at @addliberator on Twitter

    Conquer.Consulting

    ADHD Guild



    Rejection Sensitivity and Imposter Syndrome

    • 34 min
    Multimedia Storytelling with Bailey Barnard of Media Stone Creative

    Multimedia Storytelling with Bailey Barnard of Media Stone Creative

    One of the opportunities of owning a business that we discuss on the show often is being able to create your own story. Molding a powerful narrative around your business, your brand, your products, and even yourself can be one of the most rewarding and powerful aspects of being a business owner.



    But what if you're not sure how to get started creating this narrative, or you need help getting your story out there to your prospective customers? Joining us today is Bailey Barnard, Founder and Creative Director of Media Stone Creative. MSC is a storytelling content creative agency that helps create and promote stories that can make your business stand out.



    Join your hosts Shannon Jean and Dave Hamilton as we explore storytelling to connect with your customers and grow your Small Business.



    00:00:00 Small Business Show #322 for Wednesday, April 7, 2021

    Bailey Barnard, Media Stone Creative with Multimedia Storytelling

    If you don’t have a story, you don’t have a business.



    Every business has a story!





    Articulate what you’re offering, and why your audience needs it.

    All tracking isn’t equal.

    Which platforms? All platforms.

    Start your content with a core thing



    Branded documentaries







     

    • 36 min
    Can ADHD be a Super-Power for Small Business Owners?

    Can ADHD be a Super-Power for Small Business Owners?

    Having ADHD as a kid is challenging and can be a huge obstacle to being successful in school. There's no doubt that as parents and educators, we need to continue to develop new systems to help ADHD kids be successful during their formative years.



    But what about beyond our youth? Are there aspects of ADHD that can help us to succeed? Is ADHD really a hidden super-power that can be used to help us lead a Charmed Life? That's the topic for this episode of The Small Business Show.



    Join your hosts Shannon Jean and Dave Hamilton today as Shannon takes a deep dive into his own experiences with ADHD and the tools he has put in place to become a successful ADHD Small Business owner.



    We also impart an important framework that could have a tremendous positive impact if you have a young person struggling with ADHD today. Listen in!



    00:00:00 Small Business Show #321 for Wednesday, March 31, 2021

    00:01:24 SXSW21 - Jon Platt and Carole King. Notes on Inclusive Leadership



    Special things are supposed to be hard!

    Being the best is fine, but even better than that is the journey to being the best!





    00:09:20 ADHD and Entrepreneurship



    Learn to embrace failure and mistakes...and persevere

    Avoiding Analysis Paralysis

    ADHD as a Super-Power





    00:30:04 Tools of the Successfully ADHD Entrepreneur



    Reminders (and a To Did List)

    Calendar - schedule “future you” to do things

    Hire an assistant, double your income

    Surround yourself with people who fill your gaps





    00:34:28 ADHD: Disorder or Opportunity?

    00:37:12 SBS 321 Outtro



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Customer Reviews

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28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Ashley Micciche ,

Really insightful questions

This podcast has some of the best and most insightful questions from the hosts that I’ve ever heard on a business podcast. So much great value from digging beneath the surface on business strategies! Love it! 100% recommend this show!

biz newbie ,

I truly love the show!

I’m in the process of starting a business and this podcast has been invaluable.Thank you Shannon and Jean for the wonderful insight, discussion, tips, and guests that are helping me in this new and exciting phase of my life. As you can tell by the title, I very much love the show!

JoshCrist ,

Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 🙌

Whether you’re well established as a small business owner, or just getting started carving out a profitable niche that’s ready to grow - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Shannon and Dave do an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving organization, and life you can be proud of - with leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

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