34 episodes

Hosts Jesse Torres and Sid Voorakkara, cofounders of Small Business Front Inc., have important and valuable conversations with guests such as policy makers, economic development agencies, CEO's, entrepreneurs, and more to provide resources and assistance to small businesses to hack their way to success.

Hack My Business Small Business Front

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Hosts Jesse Torres and Sid Voorakkara, cofounders of Small Business Front Inc., have important and valuable conversations with guests such as policy makers, economic development agencies, CEO's, entrepreneurs, and more to provide resources and assistance to small businesses to hack their way to success.

    Capitalizing on Controversy: How To Make it Work For You with Sean Middleton of Four Seasons Total Landscaping

    Capitalizing on Controversy: How To Make it Work For You with Sean Middleton of Four Seasons Total Landscaping

    “I’d say that the most important thing going into 2021 is to try to not be too emotional about the past and remain optimistic about the future because you never know when Rudy Guliani is gonna call and show up in your parking lot.”
    A call, a deleted tweet, and a press conference changed everything for Four Seasons Total Landscaping. Suddenly the scrutiny of one of the most polarizing elections in this country’s history was focused on this small philadelphia business. A company could crumple under the pressure. Four Seasons Total Landscaping capitalized on it instead. Sean Middleton, Director Of Sales And Contracts at Four Seasons Total Landscaping, Inc, is on the show today to share how they saw an opportunity, pivoted, and created a wholly new business in 6 days. 
    Finding Sean Middleton:
    Visit the Four Seasons Total Landscaping Website: https://www.fstl1992.com/
    Check out their merch: https://fourseasonslandscaping.itemorder.com/sale 
    Connect on LinkedIn: Sean B. Middleton
    *Tell us what hack you're applying to YOUR business in the review section of Apple Podcasts and we'll give you and your biz a shout out in an upcoming episode!
    *If there is a specific resource you would like to see on covid19biztools.com you can reach us HERE.
    *Thank you for listening and please share the show or an episode you love with someone who might need it during this challenging time. We believe that when you succeed we all succeed, so let’s share the knowledge and resources!

    • 19 min
    Lilly Rocha of the Latino Restaurant Association Launches the 12 Days of Takeout

    Lilly Rocha of the Latino Restaurant Association Launches the 12 Days of Takeout

    Since the pandemic hit the country in March, over 100,000 restaurants have closed their doors. Lilly Rocha, CEO of the Latino Restaurant Association, recognizes the struggle of restaurant owners and workers and is here to provide resources, advocacy, and education.
    Today she shares her insights into the culinary industry as well as her newest initiative. This is the launching of the 12 Days of Takeout Campaign which encourages you to order takeout every day, from December 12th to December 23rd. The best way to help restaurants right now is to order from them. Pay it forward. And support the restaurants in your neighborhood. 
    Learn more about the 12 Days of Takeout:
    Website: https://www.12daysoftakeout.com/  
    Email: info@12daysoftakeout.com
    Instagram: @12daysoftakeout
    Share your takeout orders with the #12daysoftakeout hashtag
    Finding Lilly Rocha:
    Website: https://latinorestaurantassociation.org/ 
    Email: contact@latinorestaurantassociation.org 
    Instagram: @latinorestaurantassociation 
    Twitter: @latinoresassoc
    Call Lilly at (925) 212-4016
    *Tell us what hack you're applying to YOUR business in the review section of Apple Podcasts and we'll give you and your biz a shout out in an upcoming episode!
    *If there is a specific resource you would like to see on covid19biztools.com you can reach us HERE.
    *Thank you for listening and please share the show or an episode you love with someone who might need it during this challenging time. We believe that when you succeed we all succeed, so let’s share the knowledge and resources!

    • 24 min
    Mark Herbert of Small Business Majority on Survival Solutions for the Future

    Mark Herbert of Small Business Majority on Survival Solutions for the Future

    Small businesses are struggling more than ever. And the time for emergency solutions is over. It is now an inflection point, where these businesses either get through or close down. It is time for survival solutions.
    Mark Herbert, Vice President of Small Business Majority, is back on the podcast to discuss the priorities, programs, and resources that small businesses need to get through the winter and start rebuilding next year. It is not easy but you do not have to do it alone. 
    Some resources discussed in this episode:
    California Rebuilding Fund: Caloanfund.org 
    Covered California For Small Businesses: https://www.coveredca.com/forsmallbusiness/ 
    CalSavers Retirement Program: https://www.calsavers.com/
    Finding Mark Herbert:
    Website: https://smallbusinessmajority.org/
    Email: mherbert@smallbusinessmajority.org
    *Tell us what hack you're applying to YOUR business in the review section of Apple Podcasts and we'll give you and your biz a shout out in an upcoming episode!
    *If there is a specific resource you would like to see on covid19biztools.com you can reach us HERE.
    *Thank you for listening and please share the show or an episode you love with someone who might need it during this challenging time. We believe that when you succeed we all succeed, so let’s share the knowledge and resources!

    • 30 min
    Mark Villalovos, Principal of Zenon Consulting Shares His Top 5 Small Business Trends for 2021

    Mark Villalovos, Principal of Zenon Consulting Shares His Top 5 Small Business Trends for 2021

    In this season 3 premiere episode, Mark Villalovos, marketing guru and Principal of Zenon Consulting, is back on the show! He is here to share his top 5 small business trends for next year. Taking into account the changes brought about by the pandemic, Mark has predicted what small businesses should lean into in order to thrive in 2021.
    Tune in to hear more about social proof, growth hacking, accelerating digital transformation, increasing personalization with customer data, and non-monetary employee perks. Mark and Jesse delve into each of these trends and will give you the simple steps to work them into your small business. 
    Finding Mark Villalovos:
    LinkedIn
    Email: mark@zenonfactor.com
    Direct: (626) 379-4945
    *Tell us what hack you're applying to YOUR business in the review section of Apple Podcasts and we'll give you and your biz a shout out in an upcoming episode!
    *If there is a specific resource you would like to see on covid19biztools.com you can reach us HERE.
    *Thank you for listening and please share the show or an episode you love with someone who might need it during this challenging time. We believe that when you succeed we all succeed, so let’s share the knowledge and resources!

    • 33 min
    Quick Tips! Adopting an Entrepreneurial Mindset

    Quick Tips! Adopting an Entrepreneurial Mindset

    Look forward to Season 3 premiering on November 30th! 
    In the interim, Jesse is here to provide some quick tips to accelerate you and your business. This week he is sharing how he defines an entrepreneur and what it means to have an entrepreneurial mindset. How do entrepreneurs approach barriers and what sets them apart from the average?
    Check out some of these free one-on-one consulting and no-and low-cost training for small businesses:
    California Small Business Development Center Network - https://www.californiasbdc.org/ 
    Womens Business Centers - https://www.awbc.org/search/custom.asp?id=5914 
    Veterans Business Outreach Centers - https://www.sba.gov/page/veterans-business-outreach-center-vboc-program 
    Minority Business Development Centers - https://www.mbda.gov/mbda-programs 
    SCORE - https://www.score.org/ 
    *Tell us what hack you're applying to YOUR business in the review section of Apple Podcasts and we'll give you and your biz a shout out in an upcoming episode!
    *If there is a specific resource you would like to see on covid19biztools.com you can reach us HERE.
    *Thank you for listening and please share the show or an episode you love with someone who might need it during this challenging time. We believe that when you succeed we all succeed, so let’s share the knowledge and resources!

    • 3 min
    Thank You For Listening to Season 2 + Quick Tips!

    Thank You For Listening to Season 2 + Quick Tips!

    From all of us at Hack My Business, thank you for listening to Season 2! We hope you enjoyed the season and look forward to what we have to share in Season 3, premiering on November 30th. 
    In the interim, Jesse is here to provide some quick tips for you and your business during this planning time.
    Tune in to learn about Jesse’s three quick recommendations for client retention: Surprise and Delight, Boosted Communication, and Priority Analysis. 
    *Tell us what hack you're applying to YOUR business in the review section of Apple Podcasts and we'll give you and your biz a shout out in an upcoming episode!
    *If there is a specific resource you would like to see on covid19biztools.com you can reach us HERE.
    *Thank you for listening and please share the show or an episode you love with someone who might need it during this challenging time. We believe that when you succeed we all succeed, so let’s share the knowledge and resources!

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

imissarman ,

Great tips , Easy Listen!

Binged this! Every episode has so many great tips!

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