Through engaging conversations, the SSB Podcast strives to create content focused on the needs of owners and leaders of small, small businesses and nonprofits. The SSB Podcast is produced by the Small Small Business Community, a membership-based group helping small, small businesses move from chaos to confidence. Filled with owners, coaches and other experts, the SSB Community creates & curates focused content, initiates global connections to other owners & experts, and provides price-sensitive opportunities for mastermind groups and private coaching. Host Steve Fredlund is a business coach and founder of the SSB Community. He holds an MBA, is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, and is certified in Strategic Workforce Planning. Steve has decades of experience in corporate finance, nonprofit leadership, and running his own small, small business. Find out more about Steve at stevefredlund.com or take a free "test drive" of the global SSB Community at smallsmallbusiness.com.
Ep 018: Darin Mastroianni on financial planning based on your goals
Darrin Mastroianni is a former major league baseball player who always had a passion for finances; so after his baseball career he spent some time with his family before joining Edward Jones to help people succeed financially. In this episode we talk about accumulation, distribution, and preparing for business sale; we also chat about the importance of focusing on your needs and dreams, tax planning, life insurance, volatility and investment horizon. Yeah, we covered a lot of group. You can reach Darrin at Darin.Mastroianni@edwardjones.com
Ep 017: Dr. Stanley J. Ward, PhD - Don't try to do everything yourself.
Dr. Stanley Ward is a leadership coach from Tyler, Texas who help business owners and leaders be intentional about defining and then living into their success. His book, "How To Beat Burnout: For Yourself, Your Family, and Your Team" can transform your life and how you lead your business. Through stories and analogies, Dr. Ward shares insights to move us from a "star player to a team leader" and develop healthier rhythms to our work and life. So much of our identity is wrapped up in our work, but Dr. Ward gives us permission to breathe; permission to intentionally pursue what success means for us in our lives. You can reach him at stanleyjward.com and fill up on his free resources. Stanley recommends the great TED talk, “I Can Make A Difference, But I Can’t Do It Alone”.
Ep 016: Kaleigh Canavan discussing the most critical financial metrics and the role of a fractional CFO
Kaleigh Canavan, a Colorado native, attended Regis University where she earned a B.S. in Accounting with a minor in Human Resource Management. Before founding Canavan Financial Group in 2013, she spent several years as an Account Manager for a local accounting firm in Littleton, CO. In this episode we discuss the importance of great bookkeeping and hiring a fractional CFO to help you strategically drive the financials of your business. You can reach her at csaaccounting.com or 303.284.1096
Ep 015: Elizabeth Pampalone - How to create 12 months of algorithm proof social media posts in 1 day
Elizabeth Pampalone is an author, coach, and master at marketing. She has run her small business for thirteen years and now helps other owners maximize their effectiveness while optimizing their time. Her "5 elements of marketing" are critical to your success and, in this episode, we dig deep into one of those elements: Social Media. Elizabeth shares how we can do an entire years worth of social media in a day, allowing us to be consistent throughout the year and efficient in the use of our time and creativity. She can be reached at getabsolutemarrketing.com where you can sign up for her newsletter and get a list of all the tools she uses to run an effective social media strategy
Ep 014: WendyY Bailey on SSB - what sales objections really mean AND how to overcome them
For many years, WendyY has helped hundreds of clients build and scale their business, accelerate their income and grow their bottom line profits. She is a masterful coach, servant leader and dedicated entrepreneur. For those clients who seem stuck throughout our coaching relationship, it is clear to her that 1) Coaching isn’t just about systems or processes or more marketing strategies or selling techniques and 2) You don’t need to learn new ways to market or automate your programs and services. Of course, we will do that kind of work, too. Instead, it's clear to her that many lack the highest belief system to step into selling and enrollment conversations, with confidence. This is SO important because it spells lots of clients, more money and profitability.
Ep 013: Sean Rosensteel on Work-Life Balance
Sean Rosensteel is a personal coach and author from Dallas, Texas who has some great perspectives on work/life balance and what that means for the small, small business owner. He leverages his life experiences to give insights for how we can improve our perspectives on our life and in our business. He also makes a special offer to the SSB listeners which you can find here: https://www.seanrosensteel.com/ssb
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Awesome business information
Steve does a great job of getting to the core business concepts for the small small business. His guests have great advise and hit the nail on the head.
Love the vision!
Great insights about different topics surrounding the operation and growth for "small small business" packed into tidy episodes. Keep it coming!
Great show, awesome host, give it a listen.