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 firstname.lastname@example.org—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!
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 email@example.com
Wiseacre Farm and the Future of Food
A recent episode of the History Channel show Modern Marvels, titled “The Future of Food,” featured the Wiseacre Farm, a hydroponic farm located in the north Chicago suburbs. As a hydroponic farm, they produce fresh, hyperlocal lettuce, herbs, and greens for consumers in the Chicago area. Wiseacre farm is owned and operated by the Sheinfeld family. Father Aviad Sheinfeld grew up visiting his grandparents’ farm in Israel, which instilled a life-long appreciation for farming. He originally came upon the hydroponic methods as a possible supplemental science program for a local school, but he loved the innovative idea so much he turned it into a business with his father Sam and daughter Yael.
The episode of Modern Marvels followed the Sheinfelds as they grew and harvested produce while explaining the process of hydroponic farming utilizing large metal containers similar to those you see on semi-trucks. The units are self-contained, temperature-controlled, using specialized lights and careful growing techniques to grow wonderful, healthy produce. The compact containers can produce the equivalent volume of two acres of farmland. The Small Business Answer Show is just the latest to feature Aviad, Yael, and their impressive farm. The History Channel, Forbes, and The Chicago Tribune have all produced stories about the Sheinfeld’s incredible venture and its impact on the north Chicago community.
For more information about Wiseacre Farm check out the links below:
The Wiseacre Farm website: www.wiseacre.farm
Watch their episode of Modern Marvels: "The Future of Food" Modern Marvels
Or find them on Social Media:
@WiseacreFarmIL on Facebook
@wiseacre.farm on Instagram
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!