85 episodes

Formerly CT Small Business Toolkit. CT Expert Insights provides practical advice, tips, and tools to help start, run and grow your business. Topics covered in this series include strategy, incorporation, business licenses, compliance, and much more. We also feature interviews with business thought leaders & industry experts.

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Formerly CT Small Business Toolkit. CT Expert Insights provides practical advice, tips, and tools to help start, run and grow your business. Topics covered in this series include strategy, incorporation, business licenses, compliance, and much more. We also feature interviews with business thought leaders & industry experts.

    How to Build A Successful, One-Person Business

    How to Build A Successful, One-Person Business

    For the past several years, many people have been leaving their traditional office jobs and starting their own one-person business. What is responsible for this trend and will we see a massive increase in the wake of the COVID pandemic? Elaine Pofeldt, author of "The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business," joins us to explain how to make your one-person business a success and discuss mistakes you need to avoid.

    • 14 min
    The Business Reopening Checklist

    The Business Reopening Checklist

    Many businesses are open again and millions of others are planning to reopen soon. But things will look very different than they did back in March. What steps do you need to take to protect customers and employees? How might your vendor relationships have to change? And how can businesses band together to make reopening as successful as possible for everyone? We get answers from Matt Wagner, vice president of revitalization programs at Main Street America.

    • 15 min
    It's Never Too Late to Start Your Business

    It's Never Too Late to Start Your Business

    New businesses created by people 45-years-old and above have been a growing trend for more than two decades, and in the wake of the pandemic, even more people are wondering if now is the time to make their move. "Ageless Startup" author Rick Terrien explains why middle-age is a great time to launch your own business and walks us through the smart ways to do it.

    • 17 min
    Beware of COVID-Related Business Scams

    Beware of COVID-Related Business Scams

    While you focus on reopening your business, the Federal Trade Commission reports that small business scammers are aggressively on the prowl. Rosario Mendez from the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection joins us to discuss the scope of the problem, the different methods that scammers are using to access your data and your money, and what you can do to stop them.

    • 11 min
    How the Pandemic Is Changing our Legal System

    How the Pandemic Is Changing our Legal System

    The legal profession is known for being resistant to change but LawSites blogger and podcast host Robert Ambrogi says the ongoing pandemic has forced law firms and courts to adapt in ways that will change the legal system for the better. Ambrogi walks us through seven critical changes - from modernizing the courts to clients and lawyers no longer needing to meet in person to overhauling how law schools train the next generation of attorneys.

    • 20 min
    How Small Business Owners Can Navigate the COVID-19 Chaos

    How Small Business Owners Can Navigate the COVID-19 Chaos

    Small business owners are facing unprecedented challenges right now, both in enduring shutdowns and preparing to reopen, but there are some best practices for making sure your business survives. In this conversation from March, Big Ideas for Small Business Inc. President Barbara Weltman walked us through some of the many loan programs available to business owners and points out that some of those loans don't even need to be paid back! She also offers examples of how businesses adapted to the new conditions and how this experience may help owners with long-term planning.

    • 11 min

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