314 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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    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 26 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!

    The Luxury of Exhausting Work + Hiring Rock Stars

    The Luxury of Exhausting Work + Hiring Rock Stars

    Join Dave Hamilton and Shannon Jean as they celebrate the 6th anniversary of The Small Business Show! Your hosts then jump into a conversation about the Luxury of Exhausting Work - a concept you definitely want to learn more about.



    Then it's on to a listener question about the pros and cons of hiring a rock star employee when you really don't need them right now. Can that person help improve the performance of the rest of your team or will they cause problems you haven't considered yet? Listen in and then share your comments at the Small Business Support Group!



     



    00:00:00 Small Business Show #316 for Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    00:01:23 The Luxury of Exhausting Work



    Jumping from hole to hole





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    00:17:23 Mr. X-Should I Hire a Rockstar?



    Beware the trap!

    “How would you add value to each of my current employees’ positions?”





    00:34:40 SBS 316

    • 35 min
    Elon Musk: If you need encouragement, don't become an entrepreneur

    Elon Musk: If you need encouragement, don't become an entrepreneur

    When asked recently what encouragement he could provide to a new entrepreneur, Elon Musk replied: "If you need encouragement, don't become an entrepreneur."



    Your hosts Shannon Jean and Dave Hamilton take a deep dive into this comment and develop ways to build a system that provides built-in encouragement based on your own actions.  Join us for this episode of the Small Business Show!



    00:00:00 Small Business Show #315 for Wednesday, February 17, 2021

    00:02:14 Elon Musk: “If you need encouragement, don’t become an entrepreneur.”

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    00:14:16 Your steps forward



    Recognize small victories every day

    Create your small business story

    Watch your team succeed

    Celebrate positive culture

    Recognize positive customer feedback





    00:27:49 SBS 315



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    • 29 min
    Hiring too Slowly and the Concept of Levers

    Hiring too Slowly and the Concept of Levers

    It's time for more small business therapy on episode 314 of The Small Business Show. We start out with your co-host Dave Hamilton discussing his hiring challenges for a very specific position within one of his businesses. After we work on that issue it's on to Shannon Jean's new Concept of Levers and why levers are so important for your Small Business Success. Listen in and then share your own stories with us!



    00:00:00 Small Business Show #314 for Wednesday, February 10, 2021

    00:02:38 Review Small Business Show

    00:03:52 Biz Therapy: Hiring Too Slowly



    Pre-interview questionnaire

    What are your salary requirements?

    "If you’re the type of person who wants to create a position, this is for you."





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    00:18:16 Levers



    Branding!

    Board of Advisors

    Link up with Shannon Jean and Dave Hamilton

    Affinity Credit Cards

    SBS Archive

    We Love Mistakes

    We’re all in the Customer Service Business





    00:27:16 SBS 314 Outtro



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    • 28 min
    Creating an Exit Strategy and Valuing Your Business

    Creating an Exit Strategy and Valuing Your Business

    A popular topic on The Small Business Show is getting started - taking action to get your Small Business started so you can begin your journey towards living that Charmed Life we have been discussing for the past 6-years.







    But what actions do you need to take when you are ready to step away from your business? How do you plan for your retirement and how about if you want to pass your business on to the next generation? Today on the show we have Ashley Micciche, co-founder, and CEO of True North Retirement Advisors with us. We’re going to talk about these questions and more, including some tips on making your business stronger as things turn around post-pandemic.









    * 00:00:00 Small Business Show #313 for Wednesday, February 3, 2021



    * Guest: Ashley Micciche, CEO, and Co-Owner of True North Retirement Advisors

    * 25,000 Cold Calls will teach you your niche!

    * How to deal with your business when you’re ready to retire?

    * What have you done this year to prepare your business to sell?





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    * 00:20:20 One Minute Retirement Tip with Ashley



    * Amazon Flash Briefing

    * What’s the valuation for your business?

    * Don’t count on your business as being a part of your retirement plan.

    * Create a Will for your business





    * SBS 313 Outtro



    * Find Ashley!

    • 44 min
    Resources for Tracking Leads and Requirements

    Resources for Tracking Leads and Requirements

    How can you track new customer leads and commitments you have made to your customers without using a complex CRM software system? Join us today for more Small Business Therapy where your hosts Shannon Jean and Dave Hamilton help a listener come up with a simple system to manage leads and customer requirements.



    00:00:00 Small Business Show #312 for Wednesday, January 27, 2021

    00:01:55 Business Therapy: Scott-Tracking Leads



    FileMaker Pro

    SalesForce

    Fiverr for FileMaker Developers





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    00:19:15 Chuck-Don't Change a Thing... except maybe this?

    00:22:07 David-Future Show Ideas

    00:25:49 SBS 312 Outtro

    • 26 min
    Fighting Customer Fraud and Leveraging Relationships

    Fighting Customer Fraud and Leveraging Relationships

    It's time once again for a Small Business Therapy session! On this episode of the Small Business Show, co-host Shannon Jean describes (rants?) his frustration to Dave Hamilton with a customer fraud situation and asks about the best methods to avoid fraud in the future.



    We also focus on how established relationships can assist you when you need it but that they must already have trust and added value before asking for help. Join us for episode 311 of The Small Business Show!



    00:00:00 Small Business Show #311 for Wednesday, January 20, 2021

    00:01:43 Business Therapy: The Customer goes bad

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    00:08:53 We Love Mistakes...which one did we make today?



    Add value to your relationships before you need to leverage them





    00:21:48 SBS 311 Outtro



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    The Small Business Support Group

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 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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