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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!

    How to Finance Anything – AKA How to Fund Your Business

    How to Finance Anything – AKA How to Fund Your Business

    It takes money to make money, right? Whether you are just getting started or you have been in business for years, you are going to need access to capital for your business.

    So what resources are there for new and established businesses? Should you go the traditional route of a local bank or use some new online financing source? And what about your credit cards and other non-traditional ways to raise money?

    Let’s jump into the deep end today and figure out how to get you the money you need to thrive and survive good times and bad.



    00:00:00 Small Business Show #386 for Wednesday, June 29, 2022

    00:01:38 The ROI of a College Education

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    00:13:57 How To Fund Your Business



    Use Credit Cards

    Inter-Statement Payments

    AmEx Plum Card

    Kabbage

    Daily Credit Card Skim

    Equipment Purchasing

    Section 179





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    • 47 min
    Why YOU Should NOT Start a Business

    Why YOU Should NOT Start a Business

    For 7 years we have been encouraging you to start a Small Business. Along the way, we have shared countless stories of success and provided you with tons of resources to help run your business.

    For this episode, we thought it would be a good time to discuss the reasons why YOU still haven’t started a business. Maybe there are very good reasons that you have kept on the sidelines – let’s discuss those and see where it leads.



    00:00:00 Small Business Show #385 for Wednesday, June 22, 2022

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    00:10:54 Reasons Why YOU Should NOT Start a Business



    You’re afraid!



    Using Fear as a Compass

    The Fear Confessional





    You’re lazy

    No Resources

    You Don’t Have a Billion-Dollar Idea

    Your immediate family (spouse, kids, etc) won’t support you

    You lack confidence



    If you can make $500 you can make $5,000…and $50,000





    Your friends say it can’t be done



    The Hardcore Closer says to find new friends





    You don’t have time



    Rich Dad, Poor Dad

    Shannon’s 10-to-Midnight Story

    How to fail at almost everything and still win big









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    • 37 min
    Surviving and Thriving During a Downturn

    Surviving and Thriving During a Downturn

    You might have noticed that the economy is a little crazy right now. Fuel prices are skyrocketing, the stock market is plummeting, and inflation is at the highest point in decades.

    Has your Small Business been impacted by these factors? If not, will it be at some later date? Are there opportunities you can take advantage of if we roll into a recession? Join us today as we discuss how your Small Business can survive when things slow down and how by making changes and identifying new opportunities you can thrive and make your business stronger.



    00:00:00 Small Business Show #384 for Wednesday, June 15, 2022

    00:01:36 Superstition IS the way

    00:03:52 Lance-Two Weeks Notice

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    00:17:43 Surviving and Thriving During a Downturn



    Small Business Show – How to Cut Costs while Preserving Value

    Have 30-days each year where your line of credit is completely paid

    The AmEx Plum Card for Business

    Build a Warchest

    Manage your A/R

    Train Your Employees

    Be Smart with Your Marketing Budget

    “Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.” – Warren Buffet





    00:40:09 Lightning Round!



    Less demand means prices come down!

    Labor market will loosen up





    00:46:21 SBS 384 Outtro



    Customer Service is Key!

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    • 47 min
    Cutting Costs While Preserving Value

    Cutting Costs While Preserving Value

    The future is uncertain. Are we headed for a recession as the Fed works to tame inflation by increasing interest rates? Will fuel prices come down or are they headed for double digits?

    To prepare for the worst, it’s time to look at your Small Business costs to find places where you can save money while preserving the value you add to your customers. Join your hosts Shannon Jean and Dave Hamilton today as they discuss tips and tricks to lower your expenses in ways that your customers won’t notice.



    00:00:00 Small Business Show #383 for Wednesday, June 8, 2022

    00:01:24 Traveling the world

    00:02:21 Should everything have an expiration date?



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    00:16:00 How to Cut Costs while Preserving Value



    Preserve employees!

    Have a “trim 10%” rule in place…and ask everyone to look at things that way.

    Use RateTracker!

    Kill off your bank fees

    Use automation!





    00:43:16 Lightning Round



    Don’t Buy New!

    Ask for early payment discounts

    Be transparent with vendors, customers, and employees





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    • 46 min
    Managing Employee Mistakes - Carrot or Stick?

    Managing Employee Mistakes - Carrot or Stick?

    Everyone screws up. How can you minimize mistakes while building confidence in your employees? How many times do you let someone mess up before you have to discipline or terminate them?

    What are the best methods for creating conscientious employees that learn from their mistakes? Join your hosts Dave Hamilton and Shannon Jean to learn how they manage and react when things go wrong.



    00:00:00 Small Business Show #382 for Wednesday, June 1, 2022



    Plan B for Better





    00:03:19 Scott-380–RichRelevance for Mailing Lists

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    00:13:43 Discipline and Encouragement — Managing Employee Mistakes



    Criticize in the Mirror, Praise in the Window

    Create an Employee Manual

    The Compliment Sandwich

    The Two Tokens of Customer Service (and Managing Employees!)

    Beware interpersonal issues

    Are you an idiot or a jerk?





    00:36:30 SBS 382 Outtro



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    • 37 min
    Creative Methods to Recruit and Retain Employees

    Creative Methods to Recruit and Retain Employees

    There’s a nationwide shortage of workers and attracting the best talent can be challenging. How do you make your Small Business stand out among other companies? Should you just compete on salary levels? What creative methods can you use to bring the best employees to your company?

    Join Dave Hamilton and Shannon Jean as they discuss creative ways to attract employees to your Small Business.



    00:00:00 Small Business Show #381 for Wednesday, May 25, 2022



    Coaching The Kids





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    00:10:41 Attracting Employees…Creatively!



    The Great Resignation Reshuffle

    “Remote” instead of “Virtual”

    Lots of Two-Week Experiments

    Selling Your Culture

    Sell your culture, share your career paths

    ABR: Always Be Recruiting

    Make Recruitment Cards





    00:42:20 One Word to Change Everything!

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    • 48 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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