55 episodes

If you have a business that you’re wanting to grow, join the Business Geeks for a round table discussion on today’s relevant and trending business topics. Samantha Riley, Joe Pardo, and Jennifer Crawford deliver bite-sized pieces of advice that you can easily action to grow your business and give it the best chance of success.

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If you have a business that you’re wanting to grow, join the Business Geeks for a round table discussion on today’s relevant and trending business topics. Samantha Riley, Joe Pardo, and Jennifer Crawford deliver bite-sized pieces of advice that you can easily action to grow your business and give it the best chance of success.

    56: Catching Up With The Geeks

    56: Catching Up With The Geeks

    What changes in life bring about the biggest toll? The answer is always different for everyone, but there are a few constants. Grief, stress, and change itself can be some of the biggest sources of turmoil. For some people, big life changes can be exciting; for others, they’re a dreaded chore. 

    No matter which category you fit into, though, change is always hard. It’s a process that we go through every time something new happens – we have to adjust and figure out how to make this new thing work in our lives. 

    Sometimes that’s easy and sometimes it’s really difficult, but it’s always worth it in the end. Because when we finally do settle into our new lives with all of their surprises and challenges.

    In this episode, we talk about the changes that have happened in our lives since taking a break. We also talk about the concept of work-life integration, which is something that every business should be aiming for. 

    So, whether you’re facing a big change in your life right now or are just looking to learn more about the concept of work-life integration. This episode has something for everyone. Check it out now!

    What To Listen For:



    Samantha’s life update (04:38)

    Jennifer’s new business (05:15)

    Joe’s work setup (10:06)

    Meeting people at events (16:16)

    How to treat your employees right (18:58)

    The concept of work-life integration (23:14)

    Making the Daylight Saving Time permanent (31:12)

    Staying on your track (35:20)

    Getting the context before diving in (37:58)

    Getting a customer’s contact information (39:03)



    What’s Grinding Our Gears

    Samantha Riley: “Just because you like one place doesn’t mean that you can’t go and experience another place”

    Sources Mentioned



    Shark Tank

    Your Podcast Concierge



     



    Check-In With The Geeks

    Catch us live each week on Monday 4:00pm EST / Tuesday 8:00am AEST at the Business Geeks Podcast page on Facebook.

    Submit your question to the geeks at questions@businessgeekspodcast.com to have your question answered live on the show. Be sure to include your business name for a free shoutout.

    Find Samantha at SamanthaRiley.global

    Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn

    Find Jennifer at Sparent.co

    Find Joe at SuperJoePardo.com

    • 44 min
    55: Side Hustle vs. A Full Time Job: Which is Better?

    55: Side Hustle vs. A Full Time Job: Which is Better?

    In today’s day and age, it seems like everyone is looking for ways to make a little extra money. Whether it’s picking up a few extra shifts at work or starting a side hustle, we’re all looking for ways to pad our wallets. 

    But is a side hustle really worth it? Is it actually possible to make more money with a side hustle than you would at a full-time job? 

    In this episode, we talk about having a side hustle and a full-time job. We discuss the pros and cons of each and how to decide which one is right for you.

    A full-time job offers stability and benefits like health insurance, while a side hustle can be more flexible and allow you to take on projects that interest you. If you’re trying to decide between a side hustle and a full-time job, consider your goals, schedule, and lifestyle to help you make the best decision.

    The bottom line is that there are advantages and disadvantages to both a side hustle and a full-time job, so you need to weigh the options and decide what’s best for you. Do you want more stability and benefits or more flexibility and control over your projects? It’s up to you!

    What To Listen For:



    Samantha Riley’s reaction to the video “The Lies You Have Been Told About Side Hustle and Multiple Streams of Income” (4:50)

    Rules that Sam disagree on (6:01)

    Getting income from side hustle (15:02)

    Doing side hustle before having a full-time business (18:53)

    Side hustle versus a full-time job (23:06)

    Joe’s experience on customer service (30:36)

    Understanding how to create a business (37:47)

    Lululemon Documentary (42:38)

    The concept that failing is a part of a business (50:00)

    One of the big hard lessons for Joe (50:45)

    How to get clothing or merch business out to the world (56:40)

    Does renaming a business help? (1:03:43)

    How to reconstruct a business (1:04:29)

    How does Joe get in touch with Angel Investors (1:06:33)

    Creating a website (1:10:46)

    How to start a business without money (1:16:06)



    What’s Grinding Our Gears

    Samantha: “There is a point where you start your side hustle where it grows to a point where it still is not enough to be your full time job.” (23:00)

    Sources Mentioned



    The Lies You Have Been Told About Side Hustle and Multiple Streams of Income 

    Lululemon

    Your Podcast Concierge



     



    Check-In With The Geeks

    Catch us live each week on Monday 4:00pm EST / Tuesday 8:00am AEST at the Business Geeks Podcast page on Facebook.

    Submit your question to the geeks at questions@businessgeekspodcast.com to have your question answered live on the show. Be sure to include your business name for a free shoutout.

    Find Samantha at SamanthaRiley.global

    Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn

    Find Jennifer at Sparent.co

    Find Joe at SuperJoePardo.com

    • 1 hr 16 min
    54: Our Shopping Behaviors With the Business Geeks

    54: Our Shopping Behaviors With the Business Geeks

    When it comes to shopping, everyone has their own unique behaviors and preferences. Some people love nothing more than spending hours browsing through stores, while others prefer to get in and out as quickly as possible. There are also those who carefully consider every purchase and those who impulse buy on a regular basis.

    Whatever your shopping habits may be, there is one thing we can all agree on – shopping can be a fun and rewarding experience! Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for someone special or treating yourself to something new, there’s nothing like finding that perfect item. And when you finally make your purchase, the feeling of satisfaction is unbeatable.

    In this episode, we talk about the various shopping behaviors of each of us. We all know the feeling of standing in front of a full shopping cart, looking at the total price, and wondering how we got there. Or, on the flip side, of leaving the store with only a few smaller items and thinking about all the money we saved. 

    Our shopping behaviors are strongly influenced by both our personal preferences and outside forces. By understanding what drives shoppers to make decisions, businesses can better cater to their needs and wants.

    What To Listen For:



    Thoughts about what is happening between Ukraine and Russia (1:05)

    The shopping behavior of Australians (7:44)

    Samantha Riley’s shopping behavior (8:17)

    Jennifer Crawford’s shopping behavior (8:51)

    Is the “price increase” an opportunity (11:29)

    All about Chipotle (18:04)

    Jen and Sam’s thoughts on a business billboard with their business competitor’s name (26:37)

    How do people find trusting vendors (31:57)

    Joe Pardo’s experience about marketing (39:58)

    How did Joe Pardo’s experience with marketing affect him as a Kanye fan (45:25)



    Sources Mentioned



    Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

    Your Podcast Concierge





    Check-In With The Geeks

    Catch us live each week on Monday 4:00pm EST / Tuesday 8:00am AEST at the Business Geeks Podcast page on Facebook.

    Submit your question to the geeks at questions@businessgeekspodcast.com to have your question answered live on the show. Be sure to include your business name for a free shoutout.

    Find Samantha at SamanthaRiley.global

    Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn

    Find Jennifer at Sparent.co

    Find Joe at SuperJoePardo.com

    • 46 min
    53: Choosing the Right Coach for Your Business

    53: Choosing the Right Coach for Your Business

    It can be tough to run a business on your own. You have to wear so many hats and juggle so many tasks. That’s where a coach can come in and help you out. A coach can help you get focused and organized, set goals and track progress, stay motivated, and overcome challenges. 

    They can also provide valuable feedback and guidance, which can help you reach your business goals. So, if you’re ready to take your business to the next level, consider hiring a business coach.

    In this episode, we talk about the importance of having a business coach and when it is time to get one. We believe that there’s nothing wrong in asking for help, especially when you’re stuck on something and a business coach can save the day.

    Whether you are just starting out your business or you have been in business for a while, it is important to have a coach. A coach can help you to reach your goals and achieve success. But, with so many different coaches available, how do you know which one is right for you? 

    When looking for a coach, be clear about what you hope to gain from experience. This will help narrow down your search and make sure you’re working with someone who has the skills and knowledge necessary to help you reach your goals. 

    What To Listen For:



    Who is a business coach? (04:20)

    What credentials to look for in a coach (08:48)

    When is the right time to get a coach? (14:58)

    How to break the ego and ask for help (18:48)

    How to find the right coach (27:20)

    How to handle sudden decrease in sales (37:20)

    Solar Storms and Elon Musk’s Starlink (47:30)

    Their favorite shark tank pitch (01:09:58)



    What’s Grinding Our Gears



    Samantha: “A lot of people don’t reach out to a coach because of their ego.” (18:18)

    Sources Mentioned



    Entrepreneur 

    CNBC

    Your Podcast Concierge





    Check-In With The Geeks

    Catch us live each week on Monday 4:00pm EST / Tuesday 8:00am AEST at the Business Geeks Podcast page on Facebook.

    Submit your question to the geeks at questions@businessgeekspodcast.com to have your question answered live on the show. Be sure to include your business name for a free shoutout.

    Find Samantha at SamanthaRiley.global

    Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn

    Find Jennifer at Sparent.co

    Find Joe at SuperJoePardo.com

    • 1 hr 6 min
    52: Social Media Talks With the Business Geeks

    52: Social Media Talks With the Business Geeks

    Social media is one of the most popular ways to communicate with friends, family, and followers. It can also be a great way to stay connected with what’s happening in the world. While social media is often associated with younger generations, it can be used by people of all ages to connect and share information. 

    In fact, it has become a norm to see people of all ages using social media. Whether it be a toddler tapping on an iPad or a retiree scrolling through their Facebook feed, social media is something that has become ubiquitous in our society. 

    In this episode, we talk about the different social media platforms and how it has become a haven for people of all ages. We specifically give emphasis on why Facebook will not go anywhere soon and why TikTok is the next big thing.

    What To Listen For:



    Increasing YouTube followers (06:15)

    Hitting a million views in YouTube (10:43)

    Why every person should take time to rest (11:50)

    What is creative rest and how can it help (14:00)

    The culture of a person and their relationship to work and entrepreneurship (19:00)

    Why older people should not be treated differently in terms of technology (28:00)

    Why Facebook is still relevant today (32:00)

    What’s exciting about TikTok, according to Jen (35:30)

    Why Instagram isn’t as impressive as Facebook and TikTok (37:30)



    What’s Grinding Our Gears

    Joe: Facebook is for old people. (27:00)

    Sources Mentioned



    The 7 Types Of Rest That Every Person Needs 

    Own The Room

    Your Podcast Concierge





    Check-In With The Geeks

    Catch us live each week on Monday 4:00pm EST / Tuesday 8:00am AEST at the Business Geeks Podcast page on Facebook.

    Submit your question to the geeks at questions@businessgeekspodcast.com to have your question answered live on the show. Be sure to include your business name for a free shoutout.

    Find Samantha at SamanthaRiley.global

    Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn

    Find Jennifer at Sparent.co

    Find Joe at SuperJoePardo.com

    • 39 min
    51: Why You Should Be Careful in Building Your Online Presence

    51: Why You Should Be Careful in Building Your Online Presence

    We have all heard the saying, “the truth is out there.” But as our lives move further and further into the digital age, it seems that “lies are becoming true” on the internet. We see this everywhere on social media, where people can share whatever they want without any accountability. 

    This has led to businesses being afraid to put their content online for fear of being twisted or taken out of context. But by not having a strong online presence, businesses are missing out on a huge opportunity to connect with customers and create awareness about their brand. 

    In this episode, we talk about how the internet has become a haven of lies becoming a truth. We also talk about why you should or should not be a shark in the business world. 

    Sharks are known for their aggressiveness, resilience, and ruthlessness. They are always moving forward and constantly on the hunt for new opportunities. This can be extremely beneficial when it comes to achieving business success. 

    However, sharks can also be viewed as cold-hearted and ruthless, making it difficult to form relationships and succeed in collaborative ventures. 

    What To Listen For:



    Helping employees to learn more (07:41)

    How lies are becoming a truth on the internet (13:10) 

    Verifying information you see online (20:00)

    Spending time in the gray area (22:11)

    Responding reviews to social media (26:00)

    Giving people a reason to start(35:58)

    Being a shark in the business (39:28)

    Thinking outside the box (44:00)

    Working behind the scenes (46:58)

    Searching for the best in business (55:10)



    What’s Grinding Our Gears

    Sam: What we see on social media not only is not true but how quickly we can get sucked up in a vortex of made up ——  (14:10)

    Take My Lunch Money

    Joe: See’s Candies (55:15)

    Sources Mentioned



    Sale’s Won’t Save Your Business





    The Apprentice 



    Your Podcast Concierge



    Check-In With The Geeks

    Catch us live each week on Monday 4:00pm EST / Tuesday 8:00am AEST at the Business Geeks Podcast page on Facebook.

    Submit your question to the geeks at questions@businessgeekspodcast.com to have your question answered live on the show. Be sure to include your business name for a free shoutout.

    Find Samantha at SamanthaRiley.global

    Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn

    Find Jennifer at Sparent.co

    Find Joe at SuperJoePardo.com

    • 57 min

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This show has a unique way of bringing great business insights in a super fun format. They bring a variety of experience and each episode tackles an interesting new topic. Plus, they do the show live so you can even participate in real time too! Highly recommended!

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Jen, Joe & Sam are my friends! I love tuning in to the podcast and especially when I can catch them live on Facebook. Their business acumen and camaraderie are very much appreciated! Knowledgeable, light hearted, fun and funny. They’ve accompanied me on road trips and I can’t recommend them enough.

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