378 episodes

Two long-time small-business owners, Dave Hamilton and Shannon Jean, 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!

The Small Business Show Shannon Jean & Dave Hamilton

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    • 4.9 • 29 Ratings

Two long-time small-business owners, Dave Hamilton and Shannon Jean, 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!

    A Million Dollar Side Hustle and the All Powerful Email Newsletter

    A Million Dollar Side Hustle and the All Powerful Email Newsletter

    Join us for episode 380 of The Small Business Show to get an update on Shannon’s experiment to create a company just using his phone – he just hit a significant milestone. Then it’s on to a discussion about Email newsletters and why your Small Business needs one, how to create them, how to grow them, and how to turn them into a powerful customer connection and revenue machine.



    00:00:00 Small Business Show #380 for Wednesday, May 18, 2022

    00:01:17 Find what you love

    00:04:59 Shannon’s Social Commerce business hits $1MM in Poshmark sales!

    00:09:14 Beware becoming comfortable



    Poshmark Unlocked

    Dave Hamilton on LinkedIn (link with me!)

    Shannon Jean on LinkedIn (link with me, too!)

    FileMaker





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    00:18:01 Email Newsletters



    feedback@businessshow.co

    Use Exclusivity and Scarcity

    Mailchimp

    Klaviyo

    Secret Double-Opt-In

    Small Business Support Group

    Huckberry Outdoor Gear

    Be a Creator and a Curator





    00:37:55 SBS 380 Outtro



    Email us your business questions: feedback@businessshow.co

    • 39 min
    Buying out a Partner and Turning Your Employer into a Customer

    Buying out a Partner and Turning Your Employer into a Customer

    What’s the best way to buy out your business partner when you don’t have the cash? How do you convert your side-hustle to a full-time business AND recruit your current employer as your first customer?

    Join us for episode 379 of The Small Business Show as we tackle these questions from our audience and more!



    00:00:00 Small Business Show #379 for Wednesday, May 11, 2022

    00:01:38 The Value of a Nametag as an Icebreaker



    No One Sees The Mac Observer Acquisition as a Negative





    00:10:30 Email us your questions: feedback@businessshow.co

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    00:15:18 Your questions…feedback@businessshow.co

    00:15:49 Rob: My partner wants me to buy him out

    00:28:45 Claire: Going full-time with my side-hustle

    00:39:12 SBS 379 Outtro



    Email us your business questions: feedback@businessshow.co

    • 39 min
    Creating Career Paths for your Employees Part 2

    Creating Career Paths for your Employees Part 2

    Listen in for our second episode in a series and learn how developing career paths for your employees will help your business become stronger and more profitable.



    00:00:00 Small Business Show #378 for Wednesday, May 4, 2022

    00:01:31 Today’s Tip: “Candidly, not Honestly”

    00:13:04 Recap of Small Business Show Episode 377

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    00:16:40 Creating Career Paths for Your Employees…Part 2!



    Job Descriptions and Ladders

    Then Map it!

    Salary Ranges

    Mentorship

    Shout about it from the rooftops!





    00:37:54 SBS 378 Outtro



    feedback@businesshow.co

    • 39 min
    Elon Musk, Julia Child and Part 1 of Career Paths

    Elon Musk, Julia Child and Part 1 of Career Paths

    Want to keep your best employees from leaving your company? By giving them a clear path to advance within your Small Business not only will your employees be more fulfilled, but they will also be more valuable as they build their Talent Stack.

    Join us today for episode 377 of The Small Business Show where we tackle the why and the how of creating career paths for your employees. You will also hear our take on Elon Musk’s Twitter buyout and a lesson in problem-solving from Julia Child. Let’s go!



    00:00:00 Small Business Show #377 for Wednesday, April 27, 2022

    00:01:11 Elon Musk



    “More Phish Whales, Let’s Go!”





    Sponsors



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    00:21:28 Julia Child



    Julia on HBOMax

    feedback@businessshow.co





    00:27:59 Career Paths



    The Danbury Mint

    The E-Myth Org Chart

    The Aspirational Org Chart





    00:43:00 SBS 377 Outtro

    • 44 min
    The Superpower of Compartmentalizing Your Thoughts

    The Superpower of Compartmentalizing Your Thoughts

    Running your Small Business can seem overwhelming at times. There are a thousand things going on that require your attention and hundreds of decisions that need to be made in a timely manner.

    How do you keep things straight? How can you keep focused on what is important at this moment?

    Listen to The Small Business Show today as we discuss the power of compartmentalization and how to hack your brain to keep your sanity at work and at home while being more present for everyone around you.



    00:00:00 Small Business Show #376 for Wednesday, April 20, 2022

    00:02:38 House passes $55B Small Business Grant

    00:06:34 Business Franchise Taxes in each State

    Sponsors



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    00:16:04 Compartmentalizing Compartmentalization



    How To Take Over The World Podcast

    Managing By Walking Around

    The Superpower of Compartmentalizing Your Thoughts

    Coming Home and Still Being at Work

    You Left Your Head at Work

    You Are Only as Happy as Your Unhappiest Child

    Multitasking is a myth, compartmentalization works.

    Pomodoro Method with Bob LeVitus on Small Business Show

    To-Did List on Small Business Show





    00:36:46 The Million Dollar Distraction (a bedtime story!)

    00:42:24 SBS 376 Outtro



    feedback@businessshow.co

    • 44 min
    Transparency for Fun and Profit

    Transparency for Fun and Profit

    Being Transparent in your Small Business can be a key tool to gaining customers, attracting the best talent, and building your personal brand.

    Make transparency part of your company culture:

                For your Employees

                For your Customers

                For your Suppliers

                For your Partners and Advisors

    Join us today on The Small Business Show as we discuss just how Transparency can help you on your path towards taking over the world.



    00:00:00 Small Business Show #375 for Wednesday, April 13, 2022

    00:00:47 What’s In a Name?



    Techniques, Tips, and Tactics





    00:05:20 I made a mistake…you should pay for it!

    00:14:02 Finding our Show!

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    00:16:27 Transparency vs. Authenticity



    feedback@businessshow.co

    “One Number!”

    Two Tokens of Customer Service

    Small Business Show Working Agreement





    00:40:42 SBS 375 Outtro



    feedback@businessshow.co

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Ashley Micciche ,

Really insightful questions

This podcast has some of the best and most insightful questions from the hosts that I’ve ever heard on a business podcast. So much great value from digging beneath the surface on business strategies! Love it! 100% recommend this show!

biz newbie ,

I truly love the show!

I’m in the process of starting a business and this podcast has been invaluable.Thank you Shannon and Jean for the wonderful insight, discussion, tips, and guests that are helping me in this new and exciting phase of my life. As you can tell by the title, I very much love the show!

JoshCrist ,

Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 🙌

Whether you’re well established as a small business owner, or just getting started carving out a profitable niche that’s ready to grow - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Shannon and Dave do an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving organization, and life you can be proud of - with leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

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