The Small Business Answer Show (SBA) is America’s premier business answer show. We review current topics in the news, answer your small business questions, and provide a few laughs along the way. We also speak with small business experts who share their paths to success. If you’re interested in having your questions answered, reach out to email@example.com—we’d love to hear from you! Hosted by Scott Sailors with over ONE BILLION DOLLARS IN SUCCESSFUL LOAN PROJECTS, he is recognized as a national expert in small business. Cohosted by Jason the Banking Prodigy and Will, the MBA. Visit https://smallbusinessanswershow.com for episodes, bios and more!
That's A Wrap! Wrapping Up the 2020-21 Fiscal Year
Jason Culver, NEDCO Chief Credit Officer, and Will Sailors, NEDCO Loan Officer join Scott Sailors, President of NEDCO on the Small Business Answer Show to put a bow on a historic 2020-21 fiscal year.
NEDCO facilitated a record number of loans, and loan dollars which helped Nebraska’s small business owners jump-start an economy stalled by the COVID pandemic. Scott, Jason, and Will get into the numbers of the past year, talk about some of the businesses they helped, and discuss some of the changes to the credit policy.
The hosts then look ahead to what is sure to be a bright 2022 and chat with the Credit Team about the credit policy changes and the upcoming year.
It's Gonna Be a Bright Sunshiny Day with Carl Ray
As a Houston native, Carl Ray got his start in a band called “the Supernaturals,” opened for The Spinners, and even met Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5! Then as he got older and moved out to Nashville, Ray began his career as a solo artist. Carl told us about his experience as a musician, advice to those looking to get into the music business. Ray also spoke about his tribute to his writing partner, mentor, and friend, music legend Johnny Nash, who passed away in October.
We love his patriotic, Christian style, and we encourage you to check out Carl’s latest hit, “I Stand With This Country” streaming on all platforms! We look forward to having him on the show again soon, and as live concerts return, keep an eye out for his upcoming tour dates in 2022!
For more information about Carl Ray and his music, visit the links below:
Carl’s website: www.carlray.com
@CarlRayMusic on Facebook
@OfficialCarlRay on Twitter
@OfficialCarlRay on Instagram
We Duct Taped This Episode with Red Green of The Red Green Show!
We’re honored to welcome a very special guest, Steve Smith (aka Red Green) of the Red Green Show! His family-friendly DIY/sketch show ran for 15 seasons and over 300 EPISODES on Canadian Television and on PBS here in the states! Each episode followed Red Green and a cast of characters as they solve problems with creative solutions that weren’t always effective but were always hilarious!
Steve began his career in entertainment playing cover songs in a band when he learned the saying, “if you’re not putting something new into it, you’re not gonna get a living out of it,” which became his mantra as he created the Red Green Show. Steve also shared some behind-the-scenes stories, including the ideas behind some of their iconic characters, favorite moments from the show, and even some celebrity fans. We also heard stories of on-set injuries and got Steve to recite “the man’s prayer”! It was truly a privilege to have Steve on the show, and we cannot thank him enough for coming on and creating such a fantastic, wholesome show!
Scott’s already logging on to subscribe to Steve’s new “Possum Lodge Podcast”, and get himself an official Red Green hat! If you want to check out the podcast or buy a hat for yourself, visit www.redgreen.com.
Or check him out on social media:
@RedGreen on Facebook
@RedGreenTV on Youtube
@realredgreen on Twitter
In the News + Stock Picks, Week 1
The guys return to a fan-favorite segment, In the News, where they discuss the latest stories in the Wall Street Journal. This week’s topics include the increasing cost of lumber, chlorine, and ketchup packets! They then dive into a brand new segment as they pick stocks to follow! Each of the hosts purchased a hypothetical $2,000 worth of stock in various companies, and we will check in each week as they trade stock and build their portfolios. The most successful trader will be awarded the “Stock Picker of the Year” trophy during the last show of the year, so be sure to keep listening to see who pulls ahead next week!
Movies, Concerts, Weddings, and more at Falconwood Park!
Brandon Miller of Falconwood Park may not be a Nebraska native, but his Falconwood Park has become one of Bellevue’s finest attractions! After being devastated by the historic floods just two years ago, Miller’s amazing 23-acre greenspace is fully operational and hosting all kinds of fun events!
Brandon stopped by to talk about his “campitheater” which is home to concerts, weddings, church services, drive-in movies, camping, and more. He shared how his business pivoted during the pandemic, what it was like starting a drive-in movie theater in the internet era, and even gave us a preview of some of this summer’s big events. It was so fun to speak with Brandon about all the exciting things going on at Falconwood, and we can’t wait for him to stop by again to fill us in on more upcoming events and activities at the park!
To learn more about Falconwood Park, visit their website www.falconwoodpark.com.
Or check them out on social media:
@FalconwoodPark on Facebook
@falconwoodpark on Instagram
@falconwoodhulla on Twitter
Building Businesses in the Heartland with Zola Finch
We are so excited to have a true loan expert on the show, Zola Finch! Although we like to imagine Scott was born managing 504 loans, we owe a lot of Scott’s loan expertise to Zola’s mentorship over the years. Zola is a former Chairman of the National Association of Development Companies (NADCO) and currently is the Director of NADCO Region 7 where she oversees Certified Development Companies (CDCs) in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.
Zola is a graduate of William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri where she obtained a BA in Accounting and an MBA. In addition, Zola is a Certified Economic Development Finance Professional through The National Development Council (NDC) and is a graduate of Leadership Missouri. Zola joined the staff at Rural Missouri Inc. (RMI) in 1983 when it became a CDC, and was recently promoted to Executive Director of the company. Although she keeps plenty busy, Zola still finds time to be with her family (even if they’re in different states) and serve her local church as the church organist!
Zola discussed the upcoming changes to loan programs across the country as a result of the COVID pandemic, the wide variety of loans she has been seeing in her region, and the increased 504 loan activity nationwide. Zola and the guys also talk about the future of office life, the evolution of small business lending over the years, and the importance of building a good relationship with the banks. It was so much fun to talk shop with Zola and we hope she stops by the show again soon to share more of her loan expertise!
For more information about Zola, NADCO, or Rural Missouri, Inc. check out the links below:
The NADCO Website: www.nadco.org
The RMI website: www.rmiinc.org
Or send Zola an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Funny and Informative!
The podcast is absolutely great! Scott, Jason, and Will give a clever take on current business topics which are funny and informative. The podcast guests are also very interesting. A wide array of guests from vinyl record experts to economists.
Great show for SBA and small business!
Great show covering a wide array of topics and great hosts! A lot to come for this podcast!