176 episodes

Nurture Small Business shares small business growth ideas, survival strategies, and stories of how women entrepreneurs creatively nurture their businesses for success. Join us as we amplify our voices as one, uplifting and creating a thriving space for women-owned small businesses. 
Topics included: Bipartisan Legislation that Impacts Women-Owned Small Businesses, Resources for Women Business Owners, Self-Care for Women Small Business Owners, Business Development, Boundaries Within a Family Business, Workplace Culture, Talent Management, Exit and Continuity Plans for Your Business, New Technology, Forecasting, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. 

Nurture Small Business Denise Cagan

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    • 4.9 • 29 Ratings

Nurture Small Business shares small business growth ideas, survival strategies, and stories of how women entrepreneurs creatively nurture their businesses for success. Join us as we amplify our voices as one, uplifting and creating a thriving space for women-owned small businesses. 
Topics included: Bipartisan Legislation that Impacts Women-Owned Small Businesses, Resources for Women Business Owners, Self-Care for Women Small Business Owners, Business Development, Boundaries Within a Family Business, Workplace Culture, Talent Management, Exit and Continuity Plans for Your Business, New Technology, Forecasting, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. 

    Nesha Pai: Kicking Your Obstacles to the Curb

    Nesha Pai: Kicking Your Obstacles to the Curb

    What is adversity? It’s life’s way of testing whether we’re worthy of an epic comeback story we’re destined to tell. Today’s guest is the definition of a persistent, self-made woman. As a single mother working in accounting, she faced numerous obstacles, ultimately leading her to resign from her job and embark on a journey of establishing her own thriving business.
    Meet Nesha Pai, CPA, owner and CEO of Pai CPA, LLC, and author of the award-winning book “Overcoming Ordinary Obstacles”. She is also an international speaker, motivating women and entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams by providing them with the necessary tools to conquer obstacles in their path. In this episode, Nesha spills stories of adversity to inspire others and offers words of wisdom for female entrepreneurs juggling multiple businesses.
    Looking for more tips on how to kick adversity to the curb? Check out Nesha’s podcast, Piece of the Pai!
    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.

    Recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder, Denise 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. With extensive experience in outsourcing solutions that provide administrative, creative, marketing, and website support, she is able to help other small businesses grow and thrive.
    Connect with Denise
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    • 24 min
    Scaling Impact: Shortcuts for Entrepreneurial Growth

    Scaling Impact: Shortcuts for Entrepreneurial Growth

    As an entrepreneur, how are you building, scaling, or growing your business? Maybe you’re focusing on one or all. Today’s guest shares how she uses shortcuts to help businesses succeed at all three!
    Beate Chelette is the author of “Happy Woman, Happy World,” a book dedicated to sharing the challenges that working mothers face and how the lack of a code amongst women is detrimental to their personal development as leaders. Beate dishes about her experience as an immigrant, entrepreneur, and business leader. Despite facing many obstacles from employee betrayal to natural disasters to personal loss, she refused to give up. Beate’s experience has inspired her to help other people make their impact in this world. 
    Through her business The Women’s Code, Beate helps businesses grow and scale by providing specific strategies tailored to their needs. As founder and Growth Architect, she creates strategies and designs process maps and blueprints for leaders who want to maximize their profits and scale their impact. 
    If you’re interested in an Opportunity Assessment with Beate, click here! Don’t forget to mention this podcast episode for priority service! Further, we encourage you to take the “What’s Your Talent Worth?" quiz to calculate the value of your talent in the market.  
    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.

    Recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder, Denise 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. With extensive experience in outsourcing solutions that provide administrative, creative, marketing, and website support, she is able to help other small businesses grow and thrive.
    Connect with Denise
    DCA Virtual Business Support website.
    View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan.
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    • 26 min
    Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurship: A Path for Business Success

    Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurship: A Path for Business Success

    Can you imagine losing half your body weight? In today's episode, our guest opens up about her journey, recounting experiences as a wife, mother, former nurse, and business owner. She reflects on how these diverse aspects of her life have intricately shaped the professional she has become today.
    Amy Singleton, founder of Hite Digital, shares her journey in which she lost half her body weight by undergoing bypass surgery. She discusses how she found purpose in life after struggling with her weight, health, and a divorce.  In 2019, Amy started Hite Digital, a digital marketing agency that serves small businesses, helping turn their websites into lead generating machines. She finds joy in watching others’ dreams come true and is passionate about helping business owners find their purpose and improve their lives. If you’re not sure what your next step should be or just find Amy’s story interesting, this episode is for you! 
    To learn more about Amy and her journey, check out her podcast Queen’s Lead! 
    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.

    Recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder, Denise 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. With extensive experience in outsourcing solutions that provide administrative, creative, marketing, and website support, she is able to help other small businesses grow and thrive.
    Connect with Denise
    DCA Virtual Business Support website.
    View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan.
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    • 26 min
    A Small Business Guide to the Corporate Transparency Act

    A Small Business Guide to the Corporate Transparency Act

    Transparency strengthens business accountability. As business owners, it is important to hold your business accountable for its actions, decisions, and impact on society. Unfortunately, there is a lot of dishonesty in the US Financial System including crimes like tax fraud and money laundering. To combat these dishonest practices, the Corporate Transparency Act was created. 
    Today’s guest, Shahara Wright, business law attorney and owner of The Wright Firm, works with small businesses and nonprofit organizations as general counsel, helping with legal and business strategies, including entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, investor packages, and contracts. In this episode, Shahara defines the Corporate Transparency Act and the importance of filing a Beneficial Ownership Information report (BOI). She not only files BOI reports for her current clients but also supports small business owners through her blog and website, providing valuable information on the Corporate Transparency Act. If you’re unsure of how to file a BOI report, or just looking for insights on the Corporate Transparency Act, this episode is for you! 
    To learn more, feel free to contact Shahara via her website!  
    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.

    Recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder, Denise 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. With extensive experience in outsourcing solutions that provide administrative, creative, marketing, and website support, she is able to help other small businesses grow and thrive.
    Connect with Denise
    DCA Virtual Business Support website.
    View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan.
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    • 23 min
    Transforming Failures: A CEO's Guide to Triumph

    Transforming Failures: A CEO's Guide to Triumph

    Failure, a word often associated with a lack of success, but have you ever heard of a success story without a little bit of failure? As business owners, it is important to embrace failure as it keeps us humble, makes us stronger, and is inevitable. Today’s guest shares a unique perspective, suggesting that failure is not a true defeat but rather an opportunity for learning and growth. 
    Alane Boyd is a serial entrepreneur, passionate leader, and a high-growth founder. In today’s episode, Alane discusses her failures, how she overcame them, and how she is now helping others overcome their failures. Alane is the CEO of Arvo Answers, an AI-driven company helping businesses implement project management systems and automation tools. Through her work, Alane hopes to shift perspectives on failure and uplift those who feel like they’ve failed by sharing her experiences. If you’re looking for tips on how to better handle your failures and turn them into steppingstones, this episode is for you!
    Looking to learn more about Alane and her work? Check out her LinkedIn!  
    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.

    Recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder, Denise 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. With extensive experience in outsourcing solutions that provide administrative, creative, marketing, and website support, she is able to help other small businesses grow and thrive.
    Connect with Denise
    DCA Virtual Business Support website.
    View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan.
    LinkedIn

    • 23 min
    Unlocking Employee Passion: Strategies for a Resilient Workplace

    Unlocking Employee Passion: Strategies for a Resilient Workplace

    Are your team members experiencing a sense of purpose in your company? Recognizing and fostering employee motivation is important for enhancing the overall employee experience. It's essential for employees to see the connection between their roles and the larger organizational goals. Today’s guest emphasizes the significance of purpose within an organization and cultivating a culture in which employees feel appreciated.
    Sonya Shelton, a member of the Forbes Coaches Council and a certified master corporate executive coach, serves as the CEO of Executive Leadership Consulting. Her business is dedicated to co-creating exponential growth for companies by aligning purposeful strategy and passionate culture. Sonya provides tips on measuring trust and passion within an organization's culture and offers guidance on bringing these qualities to life. If you're concerned about employee burnout or lack of motivation, this episode offers valuable insights on fostering a more engaged work environment.
    And for those interested in building their dream team, Sonya’s masterclass, Red Thread Leadership ™, is a must! 
    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.

    Recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder, Denise 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. With extensive experience in outsourcing solutions that provide administrative, creative, marketing, and website support, she is able to help other small businesses grow and thrive.
    Connect with Denise
    DCA Virtual Business Support website.
    View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan.
    LinkedIn

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

eadwoman ,

Spot On

Denise does a great job of digging into and highlighting the most important nuggets in a conversation.

jerricfu ,

Helpful and specific

Denise does a great job not just picking topics that are relevant to small business owners, but making sure to address specific examples listeners can relate to. Keep up the great work!

James I. Bond ,

Engaging and valuable for business

Denise picks topics and guests that really get me rethinking elements of my business that have helped me boost my income and passion for my business. Highly recommend!

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