51 episodes

No-nonsense insight for business folks! Whether you're contemplating starting a business, you're new to business, or you're a pro who is dealing with unresolved challenges, this is the place for you. You'll get actionable ideas, insights, and the motivation to grow your business, as you've always hoped to. Your host, Ed Drozda, The Small Business Doctor brings down-to-earth talk, conversation with thought-leaders, and much more. The key to your success lies in the untapped potential of you and your team. Join us at the Trough as we tap into your opportunity. A special shout-out to Tim Paige. Not only an amazing Human Resources VP at a prestigious New England university but a true Master of Music. That's right, he produced, played, mixed, and recorded our music tracks. Thanks, Tim.

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No-nonsense insight for business folks! Whether you're contemplating starting a business, you're new to business, or you're a pro who is dealing with unresolved challenges, this is the place for you. You'll get actionable ideas, insights, and the motivation to grow your business, as you've always hoped to. Your host, Ed Drozda, The Small Business Doctor brings down-to-earth talk, conversation with thought-leaders, and much more. The key to your success lies in the untapped potential of you and your team. Join us at the Trough as we tap into your opportunity. A special shout-out to Tim Paige. Not only an amazing Human Resources VP at a prestigious New England university but a true Master of Music. That's right, he produced, played, mixed, and recorded our music tracks. Thanks, Tim.

    Business Lessons From the Classroom

    Business Lessons From the Classroom

    I am an educator and small business owner. I was always confident that being business savvy made me a better educator. Being an educator also has the potential to make us better business people. It is easier than you might think.

    • 11 min
    If Only I Had the Time

    If Only I Had the Time

    Building and maintaining a business is tough. There are times when you might feel as if you are on a hamster wheel. I know my hamsters loved that wheel but how about you? Unless you consider this exercise, perhaps it's time to take another look at that wheel.

    • 8 min
    When I Grow Up: How Passion and Purpose Birthed an Entrepreneur

    When I Grow Up: How Passion and Purpose Birthed an Entrepreneur

    Join me and my guest Danielle Inman as we discuss the importance of passion, persistence, and pioneering in the making of an entrepreneur. For anyone wondering if this path is for you, this inspirational story will definitely get your creative curiosity going. Danielle is a passionate force for animal welfare, conservation, and veterinary medicine. She's a featured fixture on National Geographic's Animal ER. She led the avian and exotics team at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houst...

    • 26 min
    How To Know If You Have Told Your Story

    How To Know If You Have Told Your Story

    Today, I have the pleasure of hosting Judi Harrington, a true master in the art of storytelling. Judi's unique talent lies in transforming business ideas into compelling narratives that resonate with the world. As a seasoned copywriter, she lives by the belief that true understanding comes from stepping outside our own perspectives, and today’s episode, she brings awareness to the timeless question, “How Do I Know If I’ve Told My Story?”Judi's work is not just about crafting stories, it...

    • 31 min
    Do You Treat Your Employees Like Owners?

    Do You Treat Your Employees Like Owners?

    Your employees are the key to your small business success. How do you treat them? Like workers, asking them to do more, for less? With respect, being fully aware that to them it is more than a paycheck? Perhaps things are going well and you ascribe to the old idea "if it ain't broke..." What if I were to tell you, it can always be better? Listen in.

    • 8 min
    Under Construction Is Good For Business

    Under Construction Is Good For Business

    Under construction- conjures up ideas of not being ready for prime time, eh? Not so fast! A business that is under construction has chosen to remain open to possibility. It is a business that knows that the status quo is not reliable. It is a business that understands, innovation is a key to success.

    • 8 min

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