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Dave Hamilton and Shannon Jean, two long-time small-business owners, come to you each week to talk through the trials, success, pitfalls and tips it takes to successfully run a small business in today's world. Hear real-world folks talk about real-world problems, letting you know not only what it takes to get it done but that you're not alone in doing it!

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Dave Hamilton and Shannon Jean, two long-time small-business owners, come to you each week to talk through the trials, success, pitfalls and tips it takes to successfully run a small business in today's world. Hear real-world folks talk about real-world problems, letting you know not only what it takes to get it done but that you're not alone in doing it!

    SPECIAL EDITION - COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses

    SPECIAL EDITION - COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses

    Things are changing daily as we battle through this war with the COVID-19 virus. Right now the focus is on stopping the spread of the virus, but Small Business owners are also trying to keep their businesses afloat and keep their team employed.

    We are getting many questions coming in about the two major government relief programs announced. Join us today as we dive into the details of both programs and answer your questions about how to apply and access the funding. Don’t miss this Special Edition of the Small Business Show with your hosts Dave Hamilton and Shannon Jean.



    * 00:00:00 Small Business Show #270 for Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    CARES Act Stimulus Package

    Apply for your EIDL Loan from SBA



    Checkbox for a $10,000 grant





    Paycheck Protection Program



    No personal guarantee or collateral required

    Payment deferred for at least 6 months

    2.5x your average payroll for the previous year

    * 100 most active SBA 7(a) lenders





    Gig Workers (Contractors, Realtors, Musicians) can file unemployment

    00:17:46 SBS 270 Outtro

    • 18 min
    Marcella Cox - Kindful Body

    Marcella Cox - Kindful Body

    We all need help from time to time. We work hard to help the Small Business Community here each week and to create a community to help one another get through the struggles of starting and running a Small Business. But what if your Small Business is all about helping people that are managing other problems in their lives?

    Today on the Show, we are thrilled to have Marcella Cox, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the Founder and Clinical Director of Kindful Body.

    Listen in, then join us at The Small Business Support Group to discuss the show and ask questions.



    * 00:00:00 Small Business Show #268 for Thursday, March 26, 2020

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    Marcella Cox from Kindful Body

    Hiring the right specialists

    Learning Your Own Limits

    National Association of Eating Disorders

    feedback@businessshow.co

    Tim Cox with Zing PR on SBS

    KindfulBody.com

    Help celebrate with your hosts Dave Hamilton and Shannon Jean as our first Small Business Pocket guide is published!

    • 37 min
    Surviving and Thriving in Times of Crisis

    Surviving and Thriving in Times of Crisis

    We are living in unprecedented times. Every Small Business is being or will be impacted by the Wuhan Coronavirus. We recently discussed how to plan for and respond to disasters.

    On this episode of The Small Business Show your hosts Dave Hamilton and Shannon Jean first share resources for getting help. How to get your Small Business connected to any relief efforts that may be announced and how to talk to your customers about what you are doing during this crisis.

    Then it’s on to a discussion about why right now may be the best time in your life to start a new business. Historically, after every major situation like this comes tremendous growth and opportunities. Listen in and then join your fellow Small Business owners at the Small Business Support Group to offer your insights.



    00:00:00 Small Business Show #267 for Wednesday, March 18, 2020



    Let’s Change to Store Credit!





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    00:11:57 Amplify Your Voice



    Join the US Chamber of Commerce

    Join your Local Chamber of Commerce

    Join National Federation of Independent Businesses

    NFIB Coronavirus resources

    Connect to Congress! House and Senate





    00:19:41 How to Talk with your Customers



    Jay Revell – Always start with Empathy





    00:24:49 Managing staff in a COVID-19 World



    Be reassuring of the finances, if possible.





    00:31:20 Crisis is Opportunity for Someone



    Survive Now, Then Start to Thrive





    00:36:20 SBS 267 Outtro



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    • 38 min
    Tips and Tools for Working from Home

    Tips and Tools for Working from Home

    With the coronavirus situation, many people are experiencing working from home – perhaps for the first time. Working from home can be a great experience but like most things, there are pros and cons and ways to take advantage of the benefits while mitigating the negatives.

    Join us for this episode of The Small Business Show to learn about how your hosts Dave Hamilton and Shannon Jean make the most of the day when working from home. After you listen, please support our show by leaving us a 5-star review on the podcast directory of your choice.

     

    Show Notes and Chapters



    00:00:00 Small Business Show #266 for Wednesday, March 11, 2020

    00:02:00 Face-to-Face Connections are Important

    00:04:56 Embrace isolation



    Earphones



    Apple’s AirPods Pro

    JBL Noise Canceling Headphones

    Earin M-2





    Structure

    Manage Distractions

    Studio Shed

    Accessory Dwelling Units





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    00:16:29 The software you need



    Slack – A great hub for everything you have going on

    Trello – Cards for each project to help compartmentalize things

    LinkedIn – Great for community connections





    00:24:23 Your (new) workspace



    Dedicate space

    Create boundaries with your family

    Get a good monitor – Monoprice 27” CrystalPro 4K UHD

    A Good chair – Herman Miller Aeron Chair

    Open For Business – Great resource for tools

    Take breaks

    Mint Candle – Yankee Candle Jack Frost

    Standing Desk – Autonomous Desk





    00:37:13 SBS 266 Outtro



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    • 39 min
    Does Your Work Ethic Match Your Partner's?

    Does Your Work Ethic Match Your Partner's?

    What happens when your work ethic doesn’t match up with your business partner’s? And how should you communicate to a potential business partner about your work ethic expectation? 

    Join us on this episode of The Small Business Show to learn about managing work ethic expectations and how to resolve work ethic issues with existing business partners.

     

     



    00:00:00 Small Business Show #265 for Wednesday, March 4, 2020

    00:03:09 Defining Work Ethic



    The “I want to work with you” dilemma

    Rich Dad, Poor Dad

    Have the approacher write up the “how will it work?” on the proposed partnership

    Are they telling you what you want to hear?

    Define success

    Ownership allocation





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    00:21:30 Part 2: Defining Ongoing Policies and Conflict Resolution



    Define who helps resolve disputes

    Build your Formal Operating Agreement

    If you’re a perfectionist, you will be alone.





    00:27:12 Part 3: Communication 



    Keep it casual at first

    “Let’s both write down what our current duties are, and how much time they take us each day”

    “Maybe we need to get you an assistant.”

    Avoid “busy”, focus on “productive” (SBS 263)

    Try to come together

    Face-to-face vs. phone





    00:36:30 Shannon’s Pick: American History Tellers Podcast

    00:37:13 SBS 265 Outtro



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    • 39 min
    Planning for, Surviving and Thriving During Disasters

    Planning for, Surviving and Thriving During Disasters

    How do you handle emergency situations when they come up at your Small Business? When (because it will) disaster strikes, how you respond and manage your team and your business can make the difference between success and failure.

    Join your hosts Shannon Jean and Dave Hamilton as they share tips on planning and preparing for when disaster strikes your Small Business. Listen in and then visit the Small Business Support Group to ask questions and share your own tips!

    Thanks for listening and please be sure to leave us a 5-star review to help us reach more Small Business owners.



    00:00:00 Small Business Show #264 for Wednesday, February 26, 2020

    00:00:15 The Musical Tourism Business



    CID Presents





    00:09:05 Small Business Show 2015 Show about Disasters



    MWC Canceled because of Coronavirus





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    00:15:07 How to prepare for disasters



    SBA: Prepare your business for emergencies

    US Chamber of Commerce Recovery Guide

    SBA Disaster Loan Assistance

    Diversify – think about your product lines

    Virtualize – having people spread around can help

    Suppliers – how are they protected? Large vs. small.

    Maintain easy access to cash

    Get insurance for you and your business

    Don’t freak out!





    00:36:35 SBS 264 Outtro

    • 37 min

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