40 episodes

The Small Small Business (SSB) Podcast brings relevant conversations with experts to entrepreneurs, small business owners and nonprofit leaders around the world. The conversations drive great information but with a specific focus on making sure it is applicable to our audience.The smallest businesses and nonprofits rarely get the same level of support larger organizations receive. The experts at Small Small Business have the experience and passion to level the playing field, believing the community vibrancy is highly linked to thriving small business. SSB truly has the experts you deserve. SSB was founded by Steve Fredlund, who spent nearly 30 years in analytical corporate roles with Allianz, Medtronic, Thrivent and 3M. Along with an MBA, Steve is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and holds several other industry credentials. Steve also has an overlapping 20 years of nonprofit leadership experience including starting and running a nonprofit doing humanitarian work in Rwanda and serving on six nonprofit boards. The SSB Podcast, originally hosted by Steve, is now hosted by Annie Tutt, a professional deeply experienced in the small business and nonprofit world. Annie has a pension for asking the right questions in a way that get the information needed to help all of us run more successful organizations.

The Small Small Business Podcast Steve Fredlund

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

The Small Small Business (SSB) Podcast brings relevant conversations with experts to entrepreneurs, small business owners and nonprofit leaders around the world. The conversations drive great information but with a specific focus on making sure it is applicable to our audience.The smallest businesses and nonprofits rarely get the same level of support larger organizations receive. The experts at Small Small Business have the experience and passion to level the playing field, believing the community vibrancy is highly linked to thriving small business. SSB truly has the experts you deserve. SSB was founded by Steve Fredlund, who spent nearly 30 years in analytical corporate roles with Allianz, Medtronic, Thrivent and 3M. Along with an MBA, Steve is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and holds several other industry credentials. Steve also has an overlapping 20 years of nonprofit leadership experience including starting and running a nonprofit doing humanitarian work in Rwanda and serving on six nonprofit boards. The SSB Podcast, originally hosted by Steve, is now hosted by Annie Tutt, a professional deeply experienced in the small business and nonprofit world. Annie has a pension for asking the right questions in a way that get the information needed to help all of us run more successful organizations.

    Ep 040: Meet Justin Larson from Movement Mortgage

    Ep 040: Meet Justin Larson from Movement Mortgage

    Justin Larson is the owner of Movement Mortgage, a VA Home Lender serving Minnesota and Wisconsin and headquartered in Lino Lakes, MN. Justin "The Mortgage Man" Larson can be reached at www.ApplyWithJustin.com or justinsvahomeloans.com or simply give him a call at 320.296.9177.

    Movement Mortgage is a member of the QUAD Area Chamber of Commerce, a proud Community Partner of Vibrant Community Consulting. 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/stevefredlund)

    • 21 min
    Ep 039: Meet Kay Schwab from True Service Plumbing

    Ep 039: Meet Kay Schwab from True Service Plumbing

    Kay & Mark Schwab own True Service Plumbing in Wyoming, MN specializing in plumbing service including residential, remodels  and light commercial. Find out more at www.trueserviceplumbing.com.

    True Service Plumbing is a proud member of the QUAD Area Chamber of Commerce, a Community Partner of Vibrant Community Consulting.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/stevefredlund)

    • 28 min
    Ep 038: Meet Kelly Nelson from Tusen Tack and the Braham Events Center

    Ep 038: Meet Kelly Nelson from Tusen Tack and the Braham Events Center

    Kelly Nelson is the Director of the Braham Events Center, a non-profit serving East Central MN with five service programs: Alice Studt Library, Braham Area Food Shelf, Braham Event Center, Kathy’s Kitchen, Tusen Tack Thrift Store.  Find out more at www.tusentack.org or www.brahamcenter.org.  

    The Braham Event Center is a member of several Community Partners of Vibrant Community Consulting in East Central Minnesota including the Braham Area Chamber, North 65 Chamber, Mora Area Chamber, Pine City Area Chamber, and the North Branch Area Chamber. 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/stevefredlund)

    • 26 min
    Ep 037: Why running your business lean is critical for next level growth, with Crista Grasso

    Ep 037: Why running your business lean is critical for next level growth, with Crista Grasso

    Crista Grasso is an international lean business consultant and the creator of the Lean Out Method and the 90 Day Lean Out Planner. She has been helping businesses achieve accelerated results and increased profitability for two decades through a combination of strategic planning and lean business practices. Known as the "Business Optimizer", Crista has the ability to quickly cut through the noise and focus on optimizing the core things that will make the biggest impact to grow and scale a business. She specializes in helping businesses identify the most important things they should focus on right now that will drive maximum value for their customers and maximum profits for their business.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/stevefredlund)

    • 40 min
    Ep 036: Proper Vision Planning, with Jeff Chastain

    Ep 036: Proper Vision Planning, with Jeff Chastain

    Proper vision planning is critical, and there are techniques to get the entire team organized around that vision and pulling the same direction to maximize resources. These approaches apply regardless of the business size. In this episode, host Steve Fredlund chats with Jeff Chastain, a business coach and founder of Admentus. Jeff is a creator, problem solver, and business operating system implementer. Go to admentus.com for more information about Jeff or find him anywhere on social media @admentus. 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/stevefredlund)

    • 42 min
    Ep 035: Self-Leadership: Know Yourself to Lead Yourself, with Lois Joseph

    Ep 035: Self-Leadership: Know Yourself to Lead Yourself, with Lois Joseph

    Self-leadership is essential for anyone who wants to get stuff done, especially solopreneurs and entrepreneurs. We will provide you ways you can become more aware of your mindset, skill set, and natural tendencies. Then how to use your self-awareness to effectively lead yourself and get stuff done. We cover a lot of ground in this conversation filled with hints on improving our leadership and our self-awareness. Go to loisjoseph.com to connect with Lois or email ljenterprises@loisjoseph.com
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/stevefredlund)

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

J Nischwitz ,

Grow Your Business and Your Life

What I love about Small Small Business and Steve Fredlund is their holistic approach to business and life. It’s so much more than just tips and tricks in business, and gets to the heart of growing a healthy business and life with their topics and guests.

Stev Stegner ,

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.

MarkPra ,

Love the vision!

Great insights about different topics surrounding the operation and growth for "small small business" packed into tidy episodes. Keep it coming!

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