80 episodes

It's Just Business is the podcast for the small business owner. Co-hosted by entrepreneurs Russ Harlow and Dana Dowdell, It's Just Business interviews local, regional, and national business owners and experts. We cover all aspects of small business start-up and growth to help motivate and inspire you to level up your business. As we grow our businesses, we want to help you grow yours.

It's Just Business Dana Dowdell and Russ Harlow

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 8 Ratings

It's Just Business is the podcast for the small business owner. Co-hosted by entrepreneurs Russ Harlow and Dana Dowdell, It's Just Business interviews local, regional, and national business owners and experts. We cover all aspects of small business start-up and growth to help motivate and inspire you to level up your business. As we grow our businesses, we want to help you grow yours.

    80. Elevate with Dr. Shirag Shemmassian

    80. Elevate with Dr. Shirag Shemmassian

    What disciplines help in any industry? How can I be seen as an expert in my field? How do I build trust with future clients? We learn a lot from Dr. Shirag Shemmassian while discussing things that are of value to every business and in every industry - content creation, systemization, and becoming an expert in your field. Dr. Shemmassian is the Founder of Shemmassian Academic Consulting and one of the world's foremost experts on medical school admissions, college admissions, and graduate school admissions.

    Where you can connect with Dr. Shirag Shemmassian
    Website: https://www.shemmassianconsulting.com
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shemmassian/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx7l7GusEB1xMDPGM_TYHeQc

    Follow the podcast at @itsjustbusinesspodcast on all the major podcasting platforms.

    Connect with us:
    To get in touch with us, email the podcast at itsjustbusinesspodcast@gmail.com.
    Join us on Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn - we appreciate your support!
    www.itsjustbusinesspodcast.com

    You can find Dana @adashofboss, @dana.dowdell and @hrfanatic
    Dana Dowdell – Boss Consulting – HR Consulting
    Google -  https://tinyurl.com/y4wxnavx

    You can find Russ @reliable.remediation
    Russ Harlow – Reliable Remediation – Disaster Restoration
    Google: https://g.page/r/CXogeisZHEjMEBA

    • 44 min
    79. Expanding Your Mind, Business, and Life

    79. Expanding Your Mind, Business, and Life

    How can I teach myself about business? How do I make learning a part of every workday? What can I do to keep learning and growing? We explore why entrepreneurs and business owners need to keep learning. Dana and Russ reveal their biggest takeaways from podcasting, interviewing, and being coached.  They examine how their lives and businesses have been empowered by seeking out successful entrepreneurs and actively trying to level up their own businesses. 

    Follow the podcast at @itsjustbusinesspodcast on all the major podcasting platforms.

    Connect with us:
    To get in touch with us, email the podcast at itsjustbusinesspodcast@gmail.com.
    Join us on Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn - we appreciate your support!
    www.itsjustbusinesspodcast.com

    You can find Dana @adashofboss, @dana.dowdell and @hrfanatic
    Dana Dowdell – Boss Consulting – HR Consulting
    Google -  https://tinyurl.com/y4wxnavx

    You can find Russ @reliable.remediation
    Russ Harlow – Reliable Remediation – Disaster Restoration
    Google: https://g.page/r/CXogeisZHEjMEBA

    • 30 min
    78. Exiting a Franchise

    78. Exiting a Franchise

    What if I want to cancel my franchise agreement? How to get out of a franchise?  What happens when the franchise core values change?  Russ and Dana discuss Russ' exit from the franchise and venturing out on his own.  Russ shares his experience in the franchise, what led up to the mutual termination of his franchise agreement, and what new adventures await as he builds a brand of his own.

    Follow the podcast at @itsjustbusinesspodcast on all the major podcasting platforms.

    Connect with us:
    To get in touch with us, email the podcast at itsjustbusinesspodcast@gmail.com. 
    Join us on Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn - we appreciate your support!
    www.itsjustbusinesspodcast.com

    You can find Dana @adashofboss, @dana.dowdell and @hrfanatic
    Dana Dowdell – Boss Consulting – HR Consulting
    Google -  https://tinyurl.com/y4wxnavx

    You can find Russ @reliable.remediation
    Russ Harlow – Reliable Remediation – Disaster Restoration
    Google: https://g.page/r/CXogeisZHEjMEBA

    • 39 min
    77. Exceptional Marketing with Sarah Noel Block

    77. Exceptional Marketing with Sarah Noel Block

    What is an example of content marketing? How can I create better content? How does content drive traffic and revenue? We have a great conversation with marketing professional Sarah Noel Block. Sarah is the owner of Tiny Marketing where Sarah loves working with businesses who are adding digital marketing to their strategy for the first time, building their first marketing department (or dedicated marketing person), or are overwhelmed with marketing activities and need to learn how to focus, streamline, and automate to get more impact from their small team.
    Where you can connect with Sarah Noel Block
    Website: https://www.sarahnoelblock.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahnoelblock/
     Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sarahnoelblock/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahnoelblock/
    Tiny Marketing Podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1852915

    Download the eBook - The Expert Service Business: How to get booked solid in 5 steps

    Follow the podcast at @itsjustbusinesspodcast on all the major podcasting platforms.

    Connect with us:
    To get in touch with us, email the podcast at itsjustbusinesspodcast@gmail.com.
    Join us on Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn - we appreciate your support!
    www.itsjustbusinesspodcast.com

    You can find Dana @adashofboss, @dana.dowdell and @hrfanatic
    Dana Dowdell – Boss Consulting – HR Consulting
    Google -  https://tinyurl.com/y4wxnavx

    You can find Russ @reliable.remediation
    Russ Harlow – Reliable Remediation – Disaster Restoration
    Google: https://g.page/r/CXogeisZHEjMEBA

    • 36 min
    76. Free Up Your Calendar with Tara Shea

    76. Free Up Your Calendar with Tara Shea

    How do I hire a virtual assistant? What do virtual assistants do? What virtual assistant skills are in demand?  We have an energetic conversation with Tara Shea. Tara is the Owner and CEO of Tara Shea The VA, LLC. Tara provides done-for-you administrative services for successful and high-level female entrepreneurs.

    Tara is the creator of Foundations, an action-based mini-course where Tara teaches other women how to start their own successful Virtual Assistant businesses. She is also the creator of The Formula, a 12 week intensive for virtual assistants who want to level up their business and stand out among other virtual assistants.

    FREE TIME BLOCKING TUTORIAL courtesy of Tara Shea

    Where you can connect with Tara Shea
    Website: https://tarasheatheva.com
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tara-shea-b2343990/
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/tarasheatheva 
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/TaraSheaTheVA 
    Pintrest: https://www.pinterest.com/tarasheatheva
    TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@tarasheatheva

    Follow the podcast at @itsjustbusinesspodcast on all the major podcasting platforms.

    Connect with us:
    To get in touch with us, email the podcast at itsjustbusinesspodcast@gmail.com.
    Join us on Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn - we appreciate your support!
    www.itsjustbusinesspodcast.com

    You can find Dana @adashofboss, @dana.dowdell and @hrfanatic
    Dana Dowdell – Boss Consulting – HR Consulting
    Google -  https://tinyurl.com/y4wxnavx

    You can find Russ @reliable.remediation
    Russ Harlow – Reliable Remediation – Disaster Restoration
    Google: https://g.page/r/CXogeisZHEjMEBA

    • 30 min
    75. Get it in Writing with Nicole Oden

    75. Get it in Writing with Nicole Oden

    Should I always have a written contract? What are the risks of not having a contract? How do I trademark my business name or logo? We talk legal protection and trademarks with attorney Nicole Oden. Nicole is an attorney licensed in the State of California for 10 years with her own virtual law firm - Nicole Cheri Oden Law, PC.  Nicole also works as a legal consultant, helping online freelancers and service providers protect their online businesses and brands legally with custom contracts and policies (or legal templates that they can customize for their unique businesses) and federal trademark registration.

    DISCLAIMER: This podcast episode is intended to provide legal education and information - not legal advice! An attorney-client relationship is not formed unless a written retainer agreement exists with Nicole Cheri Oden Law, PC. Be sure to chat with an attorney in your area to make sure you’re taking the right steps for you and your business!

    Where you can connect with Nicole Oden
    Website: https://nicolecheriodenlaw.com/
    Legal Templates Website: https://nicolecherioden.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicole-cheri-oden/
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/nicolecheriodenlaw
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/nicolecheriodenlaw

    Follow the podcast at @itsjustbusinesspodcast on all the major podcasting platforms.

    Connect with us:
    To get in touch with us, email the podcast at itsjustbusinesspodcast@gmail.com.
    Join us on Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn - we appreciate your support!
    www.itsjustbusinesspodcast.com

    You can find Dana @adashofboss, @dana.dowdell and @hrfanatic
    Dana Dowdell – Boss Consulting – HR Consulting
    Google -  https://tinyurl.com/y4wxnavx

    You can find Russ @reliable.remediation
    Russ Harlow – Reliable Remediation – Disaster Restoration
    Google: https://g.page/r/CXogeisZHEjMEBA

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Mrs. D Brinkley ,

Fave business podcast!

I love this show. Great insights from business owners across different industries. I love listening to Dana and Russ and hearing their different perspectives. Great job guys.

Trevor Oldham ,

Awesome!

One of my new fav podcasts!

SamanthaMary P ,

So Relatable!!

I love hearing the different perspectives of a female vs make on being a business owner. It definitely makes me feel more understood as a female business owner. The topics are so on point!

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