120 episodes

Nurture Small Business shares the lessons learned from real-life business owners, their growth strategies, and their survival strategies. Join us as we help you create a thriving space. Topics included: Marketing for the Small Business, Business Development, Boundaries Within a Family Business, Workplace Culture, Hiring Challenges, Business Law, Exit and Continuity Plans for Your Business, New Technology, Cybersecurity, Human Resources, Forecasting, Dashboards and Metrics, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Nurture Small Business Denise Cagan

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Nurture Small Business shares the lessons learned from real-life business owners, their growth strategies, and their survival strategies. Join us as we help you create a thriving space. Topics included: Marketing for the Small Business, Business Development, Boundaries Within a Family Business, Workplace Culture, Hiring Challenges, Business Law, Exit and Continuity Plans for Your Business, New Technology, Cybersecurity, Human Resources, Forecasting, Dashboards and Metrics, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

    Get Your Time Back With The 30 Minute Hour

    Get Your Time Back With The 30 Minute Hour

    If you had two extra hours each day, how would you spend them? As business owners, it’s easy to get stuck working in your business instead of on it. Between last minute meetings, projects and errands, how do you make time for yourself? Blaine Oelkers, America’s only Chief Results Officer®️, is an expert in unlocking productivity and building great habits. With clever planning, some mental shortcuts, and a willingness to say no, you can start getting your time back. 
    Get a full recording of Blaine’s TEDx Talk, What You Think About, You Bring About, along with a transcript. 
    About Your Host 
    DCA Virtual Business Support President Denise Cagan has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs. 
    Denise is recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder. She enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work from home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University. She has extensive experience in helping small businesses grow through outsourcing solutions providing administrative, creative, marketing, and website support. 
    Connect with Denise 
    DCA Virtual Business Support website. 
    View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan 
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    • 34 min
    From No Listeners to a Massive Following

    From No Listeners to a Massive Following

    As one of the top podcasters worldwide, Jeremy Ryan Slate has faced a rocky road to get where he is today. Rather than being discouraged by past hurdles, he took valuable lessons from each adventure.  
    Now, his show Create Your Own Life is listened to by millions! Sitting comfortably in the iTunes Top 100, Jeremy has attributed his success to smart social media marketing. He shares some hard-won knowledge with us that has helped him promote both his show and his PR firm, Command Your Brand. Finding your niche, tailoring your content to different platforms, and targeting ads to different audiences are just the tip of the iceberg. 
    After the show, be sure to give his favorite book a read; So Good They Can’t Ignore You. 
    About Your Host 
    DCA Virtual Business Support President Denise Cagan has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs. 
    Denise is recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder. She enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work from home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University. She has extensive experience in helping small businesses grow through outsourcing solutions providing administrative, creative, marketing, and website support. 
    Connect with Denise 
    DCA Virtual Business Support website. 
    View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan 
    LinkedIn 

    • 30 min
    Her Business is Elevating Black Authors

    Her Business is Elevating Black Authors

    Editors can turn an author’s vision into a masterpiece. But sometimes, it takes the right kind of editor to understand the author’s intent. That’s why CaTyra Polland specializes in editing the works of Black writers. Every author she works with gets the care and attention their story deserves. To CaTyra, her work is a service to the Black community, elevating their voices and experiences.  
    Catyra’s podcast Editor Knows Best is filled with writing tips and interviews with accomplished authors. Give it a listen!
    About Your Host 
    DCA Virtual Business Support President Denise Cagan has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs. 
    Denise is recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder. She enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work from home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University. She has extensive experience in helping small businesses grow through outsourcing solutions providing administrative, creative, marketing, and website support. 
    Connect with Denise 
    DCA Virtual Business Support website. 
    View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan 
    LinkedIn 

    • 29 min
    Speaking To Promote Your Small Business

    Speaking To Promote Your Small Business

    There is an art to being memorable when you speak. Having the right conversation can create lasting relationships with clients. This week, become a memorable speaker with LeeAnn Shattuck, aka The Car Chick. We discuss her history in podcasting and radio, racing and selling cars, and how improv helps businesses. Speaking doesn’t just improve your self-esteem, but also builds your business’s trust factor. We can all learn to speak more confidently and listen more intently.  
    For all things buying, selling, and driving cars, check out LeeAnn’s podcast The Straight Shift!
    About Your Host 
    DCA Virtual Business Support President Denise Cagan has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs. 
    Denise is recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder. She enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work from home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University. She has extensive experience in helping small businesses grow through outsourcing solutions providing administrative, creative, marketing, and website support. 
    Connect with Denise 
    DCA Virtual Business Support website. 
    View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan 
    LinkedIn

    • 28 min
    Business Expansion – From No Plan to Multiple Locations

    Business Expansion – From No Plan to Multiple Locations

    You don’t necessarily need a five year plan for business expansion. As we’ll learn this week, you might not need a plan at all! Matt Davis, the founder of Davis Business Law, rolled up his sleeves to tackle unexpected challenges in expanding his firm. The once fledgling law firm is now well on its way to meeting the goal of 30 locations by 2030. His hands-on approach and careful attention to metrics helped cultivate his growth plan which started as no plan at all. By dealing with business vulnerabilities as they come, they stay in the zone of opportunity. 
    It’s said that experience is the best teacher. Matt has plenty of experience in business expansion to share. Don’t forget to check out his book, The Art of Preventing Stupid, to learn how to avoid common business mistakes. Also keep an eye out for its upcoming successor, The Strong Protected Business. 
    About Your Host 
    DCA Virtual Business Support President Denise Cagan has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs. 
    Denise is recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder. She enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work from home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University. She has extensive experience in helping small businesses grow through outsourcing solutions providing administrative, creative, marketing, and website support. 
    Connect with Denise 
    DCA Virtual Business Support website. 
    View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan 
    LinkedIn 

    • 28 min
    Healthy Habits for Business Owners

    Healthy Habits for Business Owners

    Your body is your temple; treat it as such! Sedentary environments and chaotic eating schedules can wreak havoc on a person’s body. This week, rediscover wellness with us and Elizabeth Colen, owner of MsFitOne. We discuss total wellness, her personal fitness journey, and strategies to recharge your health. As Elizabeth always says, if you’re not taking care of your body, you’re not taking care of your business. Learn how you can beat bad habits and make better choices for your health.
    About Your Host 
    DCA Virtual Business Support President Denise Cagan has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs. 
    Denise is recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder. She enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work from home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University. She has extensive experience in helping small businesses grow through outsourcing solutions providing administrative, creative, marketing, and website support. 
    Connect with Denise 
    DCA Virtual Business Support website. 
    View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan 
    LinkedIn 

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Fitabolize ,

Denise Gets You Focused

There are so many moving parts to running a small business. It can feel confusing or scary to hire someone to help. Denise know how to pick the right guests to get you inspired to take that next step to get focused and grow your business one step at a time.

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Love the pod!

A pleasure to listen to.

shinyorb ,

Great podcast, insightful interviews

I thoroughly enjoy listening to this show. Denise leads thoughtul discussions that bring value to my personal and professional life. I learn something new every time I listen.