117 episodes

Bad Business offers best (and worst) practices for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Host Bryan Laurel has spent the past 25+ years as a marketing professional and consultant working for or with brands including: Apple Computer, AMC Theatres, General Electric, LifeLock, Alzheimer's Association, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Dillard's and Harkins Theatres.

Bad Business with Bryan Laure‪l‬ Bryan Laurel

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.9 • 118 Ratings

Bad Business offers best (and worst) practices for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Host Bryan Laurel has spent the past 25+ years as a marketing professional and consultant working for or with brands including: Apple Computer, AMC Theatres, General Electric, LifeLock, Alzheimer's Association, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Dillard's and Harkins Theatres.

    Turning Your Stimulus Check Into A Side Hustle

    Turning Your Stimulus Check Into A Side Hustle

    So... what are you doing with your stimulus check? New TV? New shoes? A vacation? In this episode we ask you to consider investing in yourself, in that small business idea you've had for years and how easy it may be to make it a reality. 

    • 15 min
    It's Time To Hire A PR Pro: An Interview With Robyn Patterson of Mack Media Relations

    It's Time To Hire A PR Pro: An Interview With Robyn Patterson of Mack Media Relations

    You're a small business or you're on the verge of starting your own business... When is the right time to start thinking about public relations? What are the benefits of hiring a PR pro? And what the heck IS public relations, anyway? We answer all these questions and more with Robyn Patterson of Mack Media Relations.
    Find our more via the Mack Media Relations website.
     

    • 32 min
    The Pomodoro Method: A Time Management Hack

    The Pomodoro Method: A Time Management Hack

    This episode is for any of you who find yourselves distracted throughout your workday. After a conversation with a colleague about their time management hack (The Pomodoro Method), I thought I'd share it with you.

    • 10 min
    The Clubhouse App - What You Need To Know

    The Clubhouse App - What You Need To Know

    It's the newest and currently most exclusive social media platform. The Clubhouse App is gaining traction and while it's still in beta, hundreds of thousands are spending hours a day on it. 
    In this episode we unpack what the Clubhouse App is, how it can benefit you as a small business owner or entrepreneur. We also discuss that while it's currently an invite only app, there's an easy way to get on the inside and start exploring it for yourself.

    • 24 min
    Playlists For Your Brick and Mortar Business

    Playlists For Your Brick and Mortar Business

    In the last episode we talked about the benefits of playlists for your own personal use. This episode we talk about the importance of playlists for your brick and mortar business. 
    We discuss considering not only your customers, but your employees as well. We also cover licensing via streaming services for businesses and why playing music you purchased from iTunes can get you into legal trouble. 

    • 16 min
    The Importance Of Playlists For Every Work Situation

    The Importance Of Playlists For Every Work Situation

    Most likely music is a part of your day. On your commute, while working from home, as a means to get you in the right mindset for a particular meeting. If you're just listening to any music without putting much thought into it, you could be doing yourself a disservice without realizing it. 
    In this episode we discuss the benefits of thinking through the music you listen to and when you listen to it. Seeking out pre-built playlists on the likes of Spotify or what to consider when building your own playlist. To fully gain the benefits of music, it's not as simple as listening to your favorite songs.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
118 Ratings

118 Ratings

Superversal ,

Good Business

So glad this podcast is back with more great info and insights on building or maintaining a successful business. Keep it up, Bryan!

AZCraig ,

Great podcast!

Bryan consistently delivers. Great show!!!

Lois Moncrief ,

Exciting and Intriguing and Interesting

I love the banter between Bryan and Melissa. A different approach to the world of business. A fun show for a serious topic.

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