551 episodes

Two long-time small-business owners, Dave Hamilton and Shannon Jean, 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!

Business Brain – The Entrepreneurs’ Podcast Shannon Jean & Dave Hamilton

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 33 Ratings

Two long-time small-business owners, Dave Hamilton and Shannon Jean, 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!

    What's in it for me?

    What's in it for me?

    In this episode of Business Brain, we discussed the significance of addressing customer needs by focusing on “what’s in it for me.” Emphasizing a customer-centric approach, we explored leveraging social proof, showcasing real-world examples, and aligning marketing strategies with customer preferences to build trust and lasting relationships. By prioritizing customer feedback and delivering exceptional experiences, businesses can enhance their marketing strategies, drive growth, and create meaningful connections with their audience.



    00:00:00 Business Brain – The Entrepreneurs’ Podcast #553 for Wednesday, May 29th, 2024



    May 29th: National Paperclip Day





    00:01:50 Tiny Tip: Newsletter Subject Line: use an emoji to brand yourself

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    00:07:11 What’s in it for me? — from your customers’ perspective.



    Make your customer look good to their boss (or their client)

    Create the avatar of your customer, and target that person.

    Avatars vs. Real People

    Tyler Purcell on Business Brain





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    feedback@businessbrain.show

    Call/Text: (567) 274-6977

    X/Twitter: @ShannonJean & @DaveHamilton, & @BizBrainShow

    LinkedIn: Shannon Jean, Dave Hamilton, & Business Brain

    Facebook: Dave Hamilton, Shannon Jean, & Business Brain

    The RISEN AI Framework

    The RISEN AI Framework

    In this episode of Business Brain, we discuss the frustrations with traditional banks and the need for improved banking practices, prompted by a recent experience with Zelle.

    Shifting focus, we explore the RISEN method for enhancing productivity and content creation through AI interactions. Delving into AI tools like Cast Magic and Loom, we unveil their transformative capabilities in synthesizing and repurposing content across platforms. Looking ahead, we envision AI as a powerful assistant in optimizing content creation, signaling a promising future for innovation and efficiency in the business world.



    00:00:00 Business Brain – The Entrepreneurs’ Podcast #552 for Casual Friday, May 24th, 2024



    May 24th: Lakeside Park Day





    00:00:57 The Freakin’ Banks



    Zelle





    00:07:45 SPONSOR: Shopify – For anyone to sell anywhere, sign up for a one-dollar-per month trial period at Shopify.com/BusinessBrain and take your business to the next level today!

    00:10:00 The RISEN AI Prompt Method



    Mulch Masters

    Becoming a good AI Prompt Creator

    Castmagic

    Loom AI

    Refine and Repurpose your Content with AI

    AOL Instant Messenger





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    Call/Text: (567) 274-6977

    X/Twitter: @ShannonJean & @DaveHamilton, & @BizBrainShow

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    Facebook: Dave Hamilton, Shannon Jean, & Business Brain

    • 25 min
    Tyler Purcell - Laundromats and Finance

    Tyler Purcell - Laundromats and Finance

    On this May 22nd episode of Business Brain, Tyler Purcell, COO of Kiplinger Wealth Advisors and co-founder of The Laundry Spot, shares his journey from finance to laundromats, emphasizing patience and persistence in achieving goals like a community on 20 acres.

    He highlighted the value of social media for industry connections, embracing entrepreneurship, and finding a balance between personal and professional life. Tyler’s story inspires taking initiative, seizing opportunities, and fostering meaningful relationships in business and personal endeavors.



    00:00:00 Business Brain – The Entrepreneurs’ Podcast #551 for Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024



    May 22nd: Bitcoin Pizza Day





    00:02:46 Tyler Purcell – Laundry and Finance…but NOT launderING!



    …and COO of Kiplinger Wealth Advisers





    00:04:18 Followed his father-in-law into a laundromat…business!



    Laundry Spot





    00:05:08 Passive versus Active



    The Laundromat Slack Channel





    00:08:40 SPONSOR: Shopify – For anyone to sell anywhere, sign up for a one-dollar-per month trial period at Shopify.com/BusinessBrain and take your business to the next level today!

    00:10:27 A Ten Percent Business

    00:11:10 Who are the Laundromat Extraordinaire’s on X?

    00:14:00 My Business Will Be 10x Better from the Connections I’m Making on X

    00:19:16 Twenty Acres, Eight Lots, Four Family, Four Friends…

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    feedback@businessbrain.show

    Call/Text: (567) 274-6977

    X/Twitter: @ShannonJean & @DaveHamilton, & @BizBrainShow

    LinkedIn: Shannon Jean, Dave Hamilton, & Business Brain

    Facebook: Dave Hamilton, Shannon Jean, & Business Brain

    • 26 min
    The Power of Presumed Failure

    The Power of Presumed Failure

    In this episode of Business Brain, we delve into effective email communication by discussing phrases to avoid and the impact they have on recipients. The speakers share their insights on using clear and direct language in emails to convey messages efficiently. One speaker shares a recent experience managing unexpected changes for a business event in New York City, highlighting the importance of managing expectations and staying composed in challenging situations.

    The significance of personal connections through face-to-face interactions is emphasized, especially in remote work environments. The episode wraps up with a discussion on AI tools like Chat GPT for writing ad scripts, teasing future episodes featuring guest Tyler Purcell and his business ventures in laundromats and financial planning.



    00:00:00 Business Brain – The Entrepreneurs’ Podcast #550 for Casual Friday, May 17th, 2024



    May 17th: National Bike To Work Day





    00:00:54 Sam-Avoiding Certain Phrases In Business Communication



    Do we want to…

    I’m just following up…

    I wanted to check in…

    I hope you’re doing well…





    00:05:18 SPONSOR: LinkedIn Jobs will help you hire the right person for your role. Post your first job for free at LinkedIn.com/BUSINESSBRAIN. Terms and conditions apply.

    00:07:02 The Power of Presumed Failure



    Tradeshows and Conferences





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    feedback@businessbrain.show

    Call/Text: (567) 274-6977

    X/Twitter: @ShannonJean & @DaveHamilton, & @BizBrainShow

    LinkedIn: Shannon Jean, Dave Hamilton, & Business Brain

    Facebook: Dave Hamilton, Shannon Jean, & Business Brain

    • 24 min
    Hiring Global Talent

    Hiring Global Talent

    Join Business Brain as we explore effective decision-making with government agencies and hiring global talent. Discover “snowball decision-making” for handling obligations and learn about transparent negotiations.

    Explore hiring remote assistants and the importance of cultural alignment and effective communication. Gain insights on assessing performance and fostering successful business operations with remote talent.



    00:00:00 Business Brain – The Entrepreneurs’ Podcast #549 for Causal Wednesday, May 15th, 2024



    May 15th: International Family Day

    How to get sponsors for your podcast





    00:01:32 Snowball Decision-Making



    Successful Story Delivering





    00:05:48 SPONSOR: LinkedIn Jobs will help you hire the right person for your role. Post your first job for free at LinkedIn.com/BUSINESSBRAIN. Terms and conditions apply.

    00:07:31 Hiring Global Talent…Which Way to Go?



    Help with Distributing Content





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    feedback@businessbrain.show

    Call/Text: (567) 274-6977

    X/Twitter: @ShannonJean & @DaveHamilton, & @BizBrainShow

    LinkedIn: Shannon Jean, Dave Hamilton, & Business Brain

    Facebook: Dave Hamilton, Shannon Jean, & Business Brain

    • 18 min
    Finding Sponsors for your Podcast

    Finding Sponsors for your Podcast

    In this episode of Business Brain, Dave and Shannon delve into the challenges and heroism of small business owners. They discuss transitioning into a management role, delegating tasks, and the struggles of micromanagement. Dave shares insights on podcast marketing, advising on audience building, consistency, and sponsor attraction criteria. The importance of authenticity in podcasting is stressed for audience engagement. They conclude with encouragement for aspiring podcasters to stay consistent and authentic in sharing their stories.



    00:00:00 Business Brain – The Entrepreneurs’ Podcast #548 for Casual Friday, May 10th, 2024



    May 10th: National Small Business Day





    00:02:14 Steven-544-Prioritizing The Value of Passive Income / LMA$



    The 80% Rule on Business Brain Podcast





    00:07:56 Finding Podcast Sponsors



    Business Brain Sponsors

    BackBeat Media

    Podtrac’s Analytics





    00:20:50 BB 548 Outtro



    feedback@businessbrain.show

    Call/Text: (567) 274-6977

    X/Twitter: @ShannonJean & @DaveHamilton, & @BizBrainShow

    LinkedIn: Shannon Jean, Dave Hamilton, & Business Brain

    Facebook: Dave Hamilton, Shannon Jean, & Business Brain







     

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 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!

obacker19 ,

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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