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Small Business Trends Radio features interviews and open discussions with today's small business experts on a variety of topics. Guests include a mix of influential individuals who speak on issues of the day important to the small business market; and bus

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1-800-GOT-JUNK? On Launching Multiple Businesses

Tue, 23 Oct 2012 19:13:10 +0000

Brian Scudamore, Founder of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has started a second brand called 1-888-WOW-1DAY! Painting. The concept is that your home or business is painted in one day. This new painting company has grown quickly, having gone from 1 to 18 franchises in just over a year with a goal of 150 locations by 2016. It took […]

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Focus on What You’re 90% Capable of Achieving

Tue, 25 Sep 2012 18:36:16 +0000

The 90% Rule is a philosophy that Ken Tencer, CEO of Spyder Works, has always used in building businesses. Understand what you’re already 90% capable of and ask yourself, “What’s the next 10%?”  “What’s the next product, service or process innovation that you can introduce?” Ken believes that, as entrepreneurs, we must always focus on […]

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Use Your Smartphone to Become an iPhone Millionaire

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 18:51:47 +0000

As our attentions increasingly divert over to video, mobile content is fast becoming increasingly important. Michael Rosenblum has built cutting-edge media networks and TV stations all over the world from Time Warner’s NY1 to Current TV. His new book, iPhone Millionaire: How to Create and Sell Cutting Edge Video, shares secrets and shows you how […]

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The Quiet Revolution, Women Entrepreneurship

Tue, 10 Jul 2012 18:48:02 +0000

Jacqueline Baptist was amazed at how rarely the media tells stories of women entrepreneurs. As a result, she has decided to take matters into her own hands and has set out on a course to produce a documentary titled, “She Means Business.” The documentary will explore the key issues women entrepreneurs face such as similarities/differences […]

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Six Simple Steps to Keeping the Peace

Tue, 08 May 2012 18:25:47 +0000

One of the most challenging roles of an effective entrepreneur or small business owner is that of “peacekeeper.” The ability to effectively navigate conflict will ultimately propel you to grow – both professionally and personally.  As a leader without this ability, it can be extremely difficult to see projects through to fruition and successfully manage […]

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How To Manage International Payments

Tue, 10 Apr 2012 19:22:52 +0000

With the rise of globalization, the world is increasingly trading across borders. Small and medium sized companies have the opportunity to do business in new and emerging markets, but they need international payment solutions and customized advice on foreign exchange. Despite advances in technology, cross border payments continue to present challenges for businesses. The major […]

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10 Ways to Qualify Marketing Help

Tue, 13 Mar 2012 18:22:41 +0000

John Follis, Owner of Follis Inc., was a founding partner of one of Madison Ave’s most awarded agencies, Follis DeVito Verdi.  A featured blogger for AdWeek/AOL’s “Fuel the Future,” he’s also one of the few marketing executives profiled on Wikipedia. John’s marketing therapy program, Follis Marketing Therapy, helps small businesses around the US achieve their […]

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Finance Your Business Without the Crutch of Real Estate Inflation

Tue, 14 Feb 2012 19:23:38 +0000

Millions of entrepreneurs have relied on years of real estate inflation to ensure financing in their business. Home equity and commercial property value increases created overnight piggy banks to withdraw capital from to use in operating businesses. Those days are long gone with millions of foreclosed homes and hundreds of closed, crippled banks. Charles H. […]

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Get Your Media Groove On

Tue, 31 Jan 2012 20:08:29 +0000

In these changing times, the need to be seen and heard above the roar of the crowd is far more challenging than ever before. What small business owners need are the same cost-effective, targeted media tactics and interview techniques that successful businesses use. Some of the most valuable business and marketing skills today are navigating […]

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How To Properly Plan For Your Website

Tue, 24 Jan 2012 19:32:25 +0000

Most people don’t understand the spell they invoke when they recite the magic works “I need a website” in the presence of a developer. Sometimes the results are good, sometimes bad, sometimes the results are no where near what they wanted. Cal Evans, Author of “Avoiding A Goat Rodeo” will be joining Anita Campbell and Brent […]

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How to Create a Marketing Ideas File

Tue, 17 Jan 2012 19:29:27 +0000

When it comes to marketing your small business, coming up with ideas and creative, inexpensive ways of doing so can become quite the obstacle to overcome. That’s when a marketing Ideas File comes in handy. In this episode, David Langton, Founder of Langton Cherubino Group, joins Anita Campbell for an open discussion regarding techniques for […]

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How to Protect Your Business When Accepting Payments

Tue, 10 Jan 2012 20:20:53 +0000

When it comes to accepting payments for your small business, security for both your business and your customers is crucial. Protecting your business and your customers when accepting payments should be your number one priority. Brian Goudie, Senior Vice President and Small Business Center Director, First Data, oversees the company’s Small Business Center and focuses […]

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The Small Business Legislative Outlook for 2012

Tue, 27 Dec 2011 19:26:22 +0000

It’s an election year, and many small business owners may be asking themselves, “Will anything get done on Capitol Hill to help small businesses?” In this episode, we have a special guest that will be able to shed some light on that subject for you. SBE Council President & CEO, Karen Kerrigan, joins Anita Campbell and Brent […]

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StartUp Cup: A Community Driven Business Model Competition

Tue, 20 Dec 2011 19:25:46 +0000

Sean Griffin has spent the last five years creating a business model competition which can be replicated in any community. The fundamentals of this program were developed in Silicon Valley during the dot-com era – but while all the world is focused on tech, StartUp Cup focuses on the other 98% of business startups. And while bootcamps […]

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A 360 Degree View of Successful Entrepreneurs

Tue, 13 Dec 2011 19:34:50 +0000

Ever wonder what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? Trep Life is an online series of video interview episodes featuring successful entrepreneurs that provides a unique, behind-the-scenes look at what it actually takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Join us for this special episode as we discover exactly what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. […]

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Business Gift Giving: How It Can Make A Difference

Tue, 06 Dec 2011 20:07:12 +0000

The Holiday is fast approaching and gift giving is top of mind for many.  When you’re in business, the task of gift giving can be quite daunting regarding client and customer gifts to express your thanks. What is appropriate? How much should you spend? These questions and more are about to be answered for you. […]

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Starting or Expanding a Business: Why Year End Planning Matters

Tue, 29 Nov 2011 20:44:41 +0000

The final days of 2011 are approaching and with the end of the year comes thoughts of holiday gatherings and shopping trips. For a small business owner, however, it also should come with a list of ‘To-Do’s’ before 2012 hits. Nellie Akalp, the CEO of CorpNet an online legal document filing service, shares some top items […]

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Why Most Businesses Can’t Be Sold and 5 Fixes

Tue, 15 Nov 2011 19:50:59 +0000

After working with hundreds of business owners over the last 10 years, certified business broker Julie Gordon White discovered a pattern of problems when owners contacted her to sell. As founder of BlueKey Business Brokerage M&A and author of “EXIT! 12 Steps to Sell Your Business for the Price You Deserve”, Julie knows that these […]

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Procrastination and Disorganization: Two Mistakes That Cost You at Tax Time

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 18:27:36 +0000

Tracking, logging, categorizing, and organizing business expenses throughout the year can be a real hassle. Human nature says, “If its a hassle, put it off.” This leads to forgetfulness, which then leads to a mad scramble at the end of the year to get that disorganized shoe box of receipts to the tax professional who […]

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Shipping Tips For A Painless Holiday Season

Tue, 25 Oct 2011 18:21:42 +0000

The Holidays are right around the corner and that means that speedy, hassle free shipping will be top of mind for a lot of small businesses. Wouldn’t it be nice to have some Holiday shipping tips to make that a reality? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Learn from the masters of shipping, United Parcel Service […]

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