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Best podcasts about small business programs

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Retire As You Desire
The Art of Improvisation with Erin Diehl Part 2

Retire As You Desire

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 11:12


When you find your voice, you don't find something new inside of you; instead, you find a little more of yourself. That's what our guest for today helps her clients “get comfortable with the uncomfortable.” CEO and Founder of Improve It! Erin Diehl shares how she helped countless individuals find their voice through the art of improvisation.   Erin Diehl is a graduate of Clemson University and former experiential marketing and recruiting professional as well as a veteran improviser from the top improvisational training programs in Chicago, including The Second City, i.O. Theater and The Annoyance Theatre. Erin conducts workshops across the country leveraging improvisational techniques to improve employees' skills in corporate settings.   Her work with clients such as United Airlines, PepsiCo, Groupon, Deloitte, Motorola, Lowe's, Accenture, Walgreens, and The Obama Foundation earned her the 2014 Chicago RedEye Big Idea Award and has nominated her for the 2015-2019 Chicago Innovations Award. Erin was a speaker for Disrupt HR Chicago, hosted the 2016 RedEye Big Idea Awards, and has been a speaker for HRMAC Chicago, SHRM Chicago, Disrupt HR, the Business Marketing Association, and Emerging Leaders of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. She is also a proud member of The Chicago Innovation Awards Women's Cohort and a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program.    Among her many accolades, Erin is most proud of successfully coercing over 12,000 professionals to chicken dance.   Connect with her at: Website: https://www.learntoimproveit.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erindiehl/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/keepinitrealdiehl   Listen to her podcast: The improve it! Podcast at: https://www.learntoimproveit.com/podcast Access her Hybrid Hype worksheet: https://www.learntoimproveit.com/hybrid-hype   Show notes: [0:00] Intro [0:10] Her experiences with the people who take her course [3:43] On having her own podcast: The improve it! Podcast [6:14] Her rewards for having her podcast [7:40] What does money mean to Erin? [9:17] Where to find more of Erin? [11:00] Outro Connect with Bill Bloom  Web: https://www.bloomfinancialco.com/ https://bloomfinancialco.kartra.com/page/bNJ87 Email: bill@bloomfinancial.us  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bloomfinancial/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/retireasyoudesirepodcast   Securities and investment advisory services are offered through Woodbury Financial Services, Inc. (WFS), member FINRA/SIPC. WFS. is separately owned, and other entities and/or marketing names, products, or services referenced here are independent of WFS.   Views expressed in this podcast are for general informational purposes only and are not intended to provide or be a substitute for specific professional financial, tax or legal advice or recommendations for any individuals. Information is based on sources believed to be reliable; however, their accuracy or completeness cannot be guaranteed.

Retire As You Desire
The Art of Improvisation with Erin Diehl Part 1

Retire As You Desire

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 10:08


When you find your voice, you don't find something new inside of you; instead, you find a little more of yourself. That's what our guest for today helps her clients “get comfortable with the uncomfortable.” CEO and Founder of Improve It! Erin Diehl shares how she helped countless individuals find their voice through the art of improvisation.   Erin Diehl is a graduate of Clemson University and former experiential marketing and recruiting professional as well as a veteran improviser from the top improvisational training programs in Chicago, including The Second City, i.O. Theater and The Annoyance Theatre. Erin conducts workshops across the country leveraging improvisational techniques to improve employees' skills in corporate settings.   Her work with clients such as United Airlines, PepsiCo, Groupon, Deloitte, Motorola, Lowe's, Accenture, Walgreens, and The Obama Foundation earned her the 2014 Chicago RedEye Big Idea Award and has nominated her for the 2015-2019 Chicago Innovations Award. Erin was a speaker for Disrupt HR Chicago, hosted the 2016 RedEye Big Idea Awards, and has been a speaker for HRMAC Chicago, SHRM Chicago, Disrupt HR, the Business Marketing Association, and Emerging Leaders of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. She is also a proud member of The Chicago Innovation Awards Women's Cohort and a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program.    Among her many accolades, Erin is most proud of successfully coercing over 12,000 professionals to chicken dance.   Connect with her at: Website: https://www.learntoimproveit.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erindiehl/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/keepinitrealdiehl   Listen to her podcast: The improve it! Podcast at: https://www.learntoimproveit.com/podcast Access her Hybrid Hype worksheet: https://www.learntoimproveit.com/hybrid-hype   Show notes: [0:41] How Erin started in the world of comedy [3:51] Transitioning to making scripts from scratch [5:23] Being able to find her voice through improvisation [8:15] On people not finding their BIG [10:00] Outro   Connect with Bill Bloom  Web: https://www.bloomfinancialco.com/ https://bloomfinancialco.kartra.com/page/bNJ87 Email: bill@bloomfinancial.us  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bloomfinancial/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/retireasyoudesirepodcast   Securities and investment advisory services are offered through Woodbury Financial Services, Inc. (WFS), member FINRA/SIPC. WFS. is separately owned, and other entities and/or marketing names, products, or services referenced here are independent of WFS.   Views expressed in this podcast are for general informational purposes only and are not intended to provide or be a substitute for specific professional financial, tax or legal advice or recommendations for any individuals. Information is based on sources believed to be reliable; however, their accuracy or completeness cannot be guaranteed.

Nurture Small Business
A Novel Idea: Short Stories for the Busy Business Owner

Nurture Small Business

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 23:59


Ever dreamed of writing your own book, but the responsibilities of everyday life seem to make that dream impossible? Or maybe you like to read, but never actually finish a book because something always seems to interrupt? Yeah, me too. Today's guest has a solution to this literature problem! Mike Capuzzi, a nonfiction book coach and publisher for business owners, shares how you can extract important nuggets of information to create engaging, concise content that doesn't take weeks to read. He calls these types of books SHOOKS (short books). Designed to be read cover to cover in just one hour, you could turn your reading or publishing dreams into reality this year!  Mike is the author of 15 books, including two international Amazon # 1 Best Sellers. He is also the host of The Author Factor Podcast.  About Your Host DCA Virtual Business Support President, Denise Cagan, has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs.   Recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder, Denise enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work-from-home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University. With extensive experience in outsourcing solutions that provide administrative, creative, marketing, and website support, she is able to help other small businesses grow and thrive. Connect with Denise DCA Virtual Business Support website. View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan. LinkedIn 

Nurture Small Business
All About the Money

Nurture Small Business

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 25:17


It is all about the money in this episode. Do you have a financial guide or someone in your corner? Today's guest, Rylan Kimler of Net Profit CFO, is the ultimate behind-the-scenes guy when it comes to backing your company's finances. He makes cents of everything from balance statements to EBITDA to profit and loss. This chat is sure to spark your interest... literally!  About Your Host  DCA Virtual Business Support President, Denise Cagan, has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs.    Recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder, Denise enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work-from-home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University. With extensive experience in outsourcing solutions that provide administrative, creative, marketing, and website support, she is able to help other small businesses grow and thrive. 

Nurture Small Business
This is How We Do It

Nurture Small Business

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 26:47


It is out with the old for our year-end Nurture Small Business final podcast episode. Deanne Duncan and Samantha Robbins, our fearless leaders here at DCA Virtual Business Support, join me as we chat about what we've learned from 2022. There were many lessons that we hope you also find valuable. Culture shifts, personal growth from adversity, and growing pains retaining our remote team. We'll tell you about the survey we developed that totally revamped our New Hire Orientation process to create more stability.  The duo shared their favorite podcast episodes. Both centered around mental health and positivity. You can check those out below.  Maintaining Mental Health as an Entrepreneur  Rewire Your Brain for Positivity They also revealed their favorite clients. There are so many; we didn't get to talk about ALL of them. So, we'll give them all a shout-out below.  Caja Holdings Cooley Creative Ms. Fit One Next Key Services Varkrz Favorite Daughter Go Beyond SEO Meg Seitz StoryStruck Marketing About Your Host DCA Virtual Business Support President, Denise Cagan, has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs.   Recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder, Denise enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work-from-home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University. With extensive experience in outsourcing solutions that provide administrative, creative, marketing, and website support, she is able to help other small businesses grow and thrive. Connect with Denise DCA Virtual Business Support website. View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan. LinkedIn 

Nurture Small Business
You're Measuring the Wrong KPIs

Nurture Small Business

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 31:30


Does your sales team have the autonomy and skill to identify your ideal client? And once identified, are they zeroing in on those ideal customers rather than spending time doing less profitable activities? Today's guest, Patrick Kagan of PK Solutions Group, puts forward the concept that your sales improve with proper alignment.  Aligning actions with your vision can improve your sales trajectory by 10%. That is significant for any small business. Not sure how? Listen in to learn more about how to identify the unique metrics for your business. Find out how to dig through the layers and ask questions that clear away the clutter that keeps your business focused on the wrong KPIs so you can, finally, land on the correct KPIs to motivate your sales team.  Patrick is also a podcast host of Sales Hindsights with Patrick Kagan and the author of Sell the Difference. About Your Host DCA Virtual Business Support President, Denise Cagan, has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs.   Recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder, Denise enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work-from-home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University. With extensive experience in outsourcing solutions that provide administrative, creative, marketing, and website support, she is able to help other small businesses grow and thrive. Connect with Denise DCA Virtual Business Support website. View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan. LinkedIn 

Nurture Small Business
How ReZolveX is Revolutionizing Workplace Culture

Nurture Small Business

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 25:02


Small businesses experience a host of employee challenges: The Great Resignation, Quiet Quitting, and now, Quick Quitting. Leadership is left to battle a toxic work culture – sometimes created by the business, and sometimes inherited. How do we listen better to our employees and respond to issues? How do we create a work environment that employees want to be a part of?  Today's guest, Stuart Berman, is the co-founder of RSA Risk Management and Investigations and ReZolveX.com. Their highly trained agents listen to and investigate employees' concerns from a smart phone app. The process is fact-focused and gives actionable solutions to workplace issues. Listen to discover how they're championing healthy workplace environments. About Your Host DCA Virtual Business Support President, Denise Cagan, has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs.   Recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder, Denise enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work-from-home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University. With extensive experience in outsourcing solutions that provide administrative, creative, marketing, and website support, she is able to help other small businesses grow and thrive. Connect with Denise DCA Virtual Business Support website. View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan. LinkedIn

Nurture Small Business
Your Company Culture Can't Grow with a Stinky Fish

Nurture Small Business

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 31:45


A company culture, like a garden, is cultivated by everyone. With the proper setup, cultures can flourish and grow in the right direction. Gustavo Razzetti, CEO of Fearless Culture, shares his methods for laying the groundwork for a growth-oriented culture.  Start by throwing out those “stinky fish;” problems within the organization that only get more rotten the longer they are ignored. Next, don't mistake busyness for productivity. A toxic culture can turn simple processes into long, stressful ordeals. Learn more about healthy culture adjustments and check out Gustavo's book Remote Not Distant. There, you'll find even more insightful tips to help your hybrid remote team thrive. About Your Host DCA Virtual Business Support President, Denise Cagan, has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs.   Recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder, Denise enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work-from-home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University. With extensive experience in outsourcing solutions that provide administrative, creative, marketing, and website support, she is able to help other small businesses grow and thrive. Connect with Denise DCA Virtual Business Support website. View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan. LinkedIn

Nurture Small Business
What To Do When Trust Breaks Down in Your Business

Nurture Small Business

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 26:52


Once trust is lost, it's difficult to get it back. How can business owners foster trust and open communication with their teams? Shantera Chatman, President of PowHer Consulting, returns to the show to teach us how. Shantera works with businesses of all stripes to pinpoint cultural gaps and communication breakdowns. Her immersive experiences and guided listening sessions have helped strengthen teams and set them on the path to positive change. Find out how empathetic listening can repair bridges in your organization. Don't forget to check out our last talk with Shantera on Women's Equality Day! About Your Host DCA Virtual Business Support President, Denise Cagan, has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs.   Recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder, Denise enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work-from-home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University. With extensive experience in outsourcing solutions that provide administrative, creative, marketing, and website support, she is able to help other small businesses grow and thrive. Connect with Denise DCA Virtual Business Support website. View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan. LinkedIn

Game Changers for Government Contractors
Ep 235 - The Disadvantaged Business Cheat Code for Government Contracts

Game Changers for Government Contractors

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 9:48


If you're a small business and you have any sort of status, 8a, SDVOSB, WOSB, SDB, ANC, ISBEE, or anything else that I might have missed, you need to listen up. One of the challenges that I see all the time for government contractors that have a status is, that they spend a lot of time and energy getting the status and then they don't use it properly. People will call me up and say, "I've got this status, but people won't return my calls and I'm not winning contracts." The first question I always ask is: Have you sat down with the OSDBU or the OSBP? The Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization or the Office of Small Business Programs is there to be your advocate. This episode will walk you through how to leverage these offices to open doors and ultimately win contracts. ----- Schedule a call with Michael: https://calendly.com/michaellejeune/govconstrategysession ----- Federal Access is helping Government Contractors win more contracts. It can help you too. Here's a special offer. Visit https://federal-access.com/gamechangers today and get started for just $29. *You are going to get access to a digital copy of the Government Sales Manual. * Over 100 strategy videos * More than 30 webinars * 300 documents and templates AND * SME support. So when you run into an issue, you can email me directly for help. Go check out this special offer today at https://federal-access.com/gamechangers

Nurture Small Business
How TrackMage Makes E-commerce Fulfillment Easy

Nurture Small Business

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 29:02


Errors in shipping and fulfillment can seriously drain your business's budget and your customers' patience. That's why Irina Poddubnaia created TrackMage, a software that automatically corrects many points of failure in the e-commerce experience. After operating a fulfillment center in China, Irina found that typical methods of supply chain management needed an update. Quality features like customer contact info verification and real-time tracking are taking the headache out of the customer experience. Find out how Irina developed TrackMage, how it's reducing the impact of failed deliveries, and how to get your e-commerce business off the ground. Be sure to check out Irina's free ebook that will show you how to increase your sales on any budget! About Your Host DCA Virtual Business Support President, Denise Cagan, has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs.   Recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder, Denise enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work-from-home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University. With extensive experience in outsourcing solutions that provide administrative, creative, marketing, and website support, she is able to help other small businesses grow and thrive. Connect with Denise DCA Virtual Business Support website. View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan. LinkedIn 

Nurture Small Business
Celebrating Iconic Women in Business

Nurture Small Business

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 17:40


When professional women inspire and uplift each other, they can accomplish incredible things. Tonia DeCosimo, President and Editor-in-Chief of P.O.W.E.R. Magazine, is dedicated to recognizing and empowering women in business. From celebs and icons to everyday working women, P.O.W.E.R. gives them a platform to network and share their achievements.  Tonia has interviewed some truly remarkable women, including stars like Susan Lucci, Gloria Gaynor, and Christie Brinkley! Hear about Tonia's interview stories, along with her tips for connecting with celebrities. The next awards gala will be held May 18th, 2023, in The Mansion at Oyster Bay. Women from countless industries will gather to celebrate and form new connections. To apply for the 2023 P.O.W.E.R. Icon Award, or nominate another woman entrepreneur, send Tonia an email! About Your Host DCA Virtual Business Support President, Denise Cagan, has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs.   Recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder, Denise enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work-from-home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University. With extensive experience in outsourcing solutions that provide administrative, creative, marketing, and website support, she is able to help other small businesses grow and thrive. Connect with Denise DCA Virtual Business Support website. View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan. LinkedIn

The Commercial Landscaper Podcast
Interview with Chris Lee, President of EarthWorks

The Commercial Landscaper Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 24:04


Chris Lee is the president of EarthWorks and has over 24 years of green industry experience. He has worked for EarthWorks since 1998 and is a certified apartment supplier, licensed irrigator (LI 18300), and licensed pesticide applicator (#078546). Chris studied business at the University of Arkansas, and horticulture and landscape design at Tarrant County College. In 2000 Chris completed a Certificate in Financial Planning from Florida State University. He also is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program and of the Dale Carnegie Leadership Institute. He is also pursuing ongoing education through the Texas A&M Agrilife System.

Nurture Small Business
Paccurate: The Next Step in Supply Chain Sustainability

Nurture Small Business

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 23:36


Have you ever considered the labor, emissions, and cost of a package delivered to your doorstep? With the explosion of online shopping since the pandemic began, supply chain sustainability is a huge concern. CEO of Paccurate James Malley has made it his mission to optimize packing and reduce emissions from shipping. Paccurate is a digital solution to wasted packaging and shipping labor. Their software has saved acres of cardboard and millions of dollars in distribution costs. Listen to find out how their AI-driven software works and the impact it's having on retail shipping. About Your Host DCA Virtual Business Support President, Denise Cagan, has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs.   Recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder, Denise enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work-from-home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University. With extensive experience in outsourcing solutions that provide administrative, creative, marketing, and website support, she is able to help other small businesses grow and thrive. Connect with Denise DCA Virtual Business Support website. View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan. LinkedIn 

Business of Architecture Podcast
438: Key Financial Metrics for an Architecture Firm with Hugh Glazer

Business of Architecture Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 70:01


Participate in the largest-ever survey on what small architecture practices are charging? Visit: https://www.businessofarchitecture.com/feesurvey Hello and welcome to the Business of Architecture. This week I am speaking with Hugh Glazer who is a CPA for 30+ years and delivers CFO and Business Operations Services to Private Companies and Not for Profit Organizations. As a consultant, part time CFO and hands on advisor he strategically manages projects to offer merger-acquisition-integration, budgeting, financial planning and managing new initiatives to deliver dramatic results. Hugh has mentored over 150+ CEOs through the ‘10,000 Small Business Program' at Babson College. His specialties include software development, publishing, architecture, advertising, and not for profit. He is also our specialist financial consultant inside of the SMART PRACTICE Method, our flagship business program for architects to run profitable and impactful businesses.   In this week's episode we will be discussing: 6 Key Financial Metrics including: 1. Profit & Target Multiplier 2. Cash Flow Breakeven 3. Net Fee per staff 4. Utilization Rate 5. Checks & Balances 6. Accounts Receivable   To learn more about Hugh Glazer, visit his: Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hjglazer ► Feedback? Email us at podcast@businessofarchitecture.com ► Access your free training at http://SmartPracticeMethod.com/ ► If you want to speak directly to our advisors, book a call at https://www.businessofarchitecture.com/call ► Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for updates: https://www.youtube.com/c/BusinessofArchitecture   *******   For more free tools and resources for running a profitable, impactful, and fulfilling practice, connect with me on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/businessofarchitecture Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/enoch.sears/ Website: https://www.businessofarchitecture.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BusinessofArch Podcast: http://www.businessofarchitecture.com/podcast iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-architecture-podcast/id588987926 Android Podcast Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/BusinessofArchitecture-podcast Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9idXNpbmVzc29mYXJjaGl0ZWN0dXJlLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz   *******   Access the FREE Architecture Firm Profit Map video here: http://freearchitectgift.com Download the FREE Architecture Firm Marketing Process Flowchart video here: http://freearchitectgift.com Come to my next live, in-person event: https://www.businessofarchitecture.com/live   Carpe Diem!

Nurture Small Business
Angel Investors: Partner Up by Conquering Your Money Anxiety

Nurture Small Business

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 31:46


Rarely do women deal with the monster that money is in their heads. What is the money monster? Listen as business consultant Olivia Jaras takes us through an exercise that uncovers your feelings about money. Until you start owning how you relate to money, you will have limited success with funding your business and approaching investors.  Olivia strongly recommends reaching out directly to those who could be an asset to your company and creating partnerships. Partnerships are more than just money; they're also resources and connections. Rather than directly asking for funds, approach potential partners with your mission and values. Angel Investors are more likely to invest when your business supports a cause that resonates with them.  Tune in to learn more about how to talk to investors, connect with incubator programs, and obtain grants. Be sure to check out one of Olivia's favorite books, Happy Money to start unravelling money anxiety. About Your Host DCA Virtual Business Support President, Denise Cagan, has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs.   Recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder, Denise enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work-from-home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University. With extensive experience in outsourcing solutions that provide administrative, creative, marketing, and website support, she is able to help other small businesses grow and thrive. Connect with Denise DCA Virtual Business Support website. View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan. LinkedIn

Nurture Small Business
A Mission of Safety: Good for Consumers and Business

Nurture Small Business

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 24:54


When you put your company mission first, it will shape every facet of your business. That's how Ryan Margolin, CEO of Professional Hair Labs, grew his family business to the industry exemplar it is today. Pro Hair Labs began with two words in mind: consumer safety. This value made such a splash in the company that its ripples are still felt throughout the beauty industry. Their integrity has informed every business decision. Choosing to follow the strict EU manufacturing guidelines, even when distributing in the US, and taking swift action against counterfeiters being chief among them. Find out how Pro Hair Labs incorporates their mission all the way down to the marketing strategy.  About Your HostDCA Virtual Business Support President, Denise Cagan, has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs.Recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder, Denise enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work-from-home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University. With extensive experience in outsourcing solutions that provide administrative, creative, marketing, and website support, she is able to help other small businesses grow and thrive. Connect with Denise DCA Virtual Business Support website. View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan. LinkedIn 

Nurture Small Business
StressLess and Grow Your Business More

Nurture Small Business

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 31:25


Let's be honest: the state of the world can feel like a dumpster fire. The pressure entrepreneurs face to maintain a business, a family, and our own lives can build up to a mountain of stress. And when stress snowballs into illness, we can't always afford that sick day. Ellen Leonard, stress management consultant, knows what that's like. She's developed the StressLess Method Ⓡ for business owners to take control of their mental health. Learn how to keep stress from spilling over, and how to help your team do the same.  Be sure to check out Ellen's resources for dealing with burnout and bringing more positivity into your life. About Your Host DCA Virtual Business Support President Denise Cagan has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs. Denise is recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder. She enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work from home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University. She has extensive experience in helping small businesses grow through outsourcing solutions providing administrative, creative, marketing, and website support. Connect with Denise DCA Virtual Business Support website. View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan LinkedIn

Nurture Small Business
How to Incorporate Gen Z Into Your Company's Technology

Nurture Small Business

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 25:37


Hackers are finding more creative ways to hold your data hostage every day. To keep them at bay and protect your business, every team member needs to be in the know about your security plan. Denis O'Shea, founder of Mobile Mentor, sheds light on what dramatic changes in business tech could mean for you. Once central to security, passwords are phasing out in favor of multi-factor authentication and biometrics. As our tools and technology evolve, so do workers' perceptions of data protection. Years of data show that personal privacy is one of the biggest concerns of many Gen Z workers. Meanwhile, company security is out of sight and out of mind for this generation. To get your entire team on board with security measures, it will take a new approach. Listen in to the ideas that Denis recommends. About Your Host DCA Virtual Business Support President Denise Cagan has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs. Denise is recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder. She enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work from home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University. She has extensive experience in helping small businesses grow through outsourcing solutions providing administrative, creative, marketing, and website support. Connect with Denise DCA Virtual Business Support website. View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan LinkedIn 

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
The Navy's supply command fosters an award-winning small business program

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 22:56


Mentor-protégé arrangements between large and small contractors have proven effective in helping primes -- and the government itself -- reach their annual small business goals. The yearly Nunn-Perry Awards honor Defense Department mentor-protégé setups that have been notably effective. One of this year's three awards went to the Naval Supply Systems Command. Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with NAVSUP's director of small business, Chris Espenshade.

Nurture Small Business
New Tech Tango Makes Process Documenting Easy

Nurture Small Business

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 23:08


Are you ready to save hours on documentation? Ken Babcock is making it much easier for business owners to document procedures with Tango. His company has developed a browser extension that automatically records your process, step by step, so you don't have to worry about the details. Inspired by his experience at Uber with quick growth and turnover, Ken cares deeply about making knowledge sharing simple. What are you waiting for? Listen now and cut down on time consuming procedures!About Your Host DCA Virtual Business Support President Denise Cagan has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs. Denise is recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder. She enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work from home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University. She has extensive experience in helping small businesses grow through outsourcing solutions providing administrative, creative, marketing, and website support. Connect with Denise DCA Virtual Business Support website. View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan LinkedIn 

Breaking the Standard
Contracting Officer Training for the Women Owned Small Business Program

Breaking the Standard

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 17:10


In this episode, Nicole and Aubrey discuss training that would educate Contracting Officers and benefit Woman Owned Small Businesses (WOSB). However we uncover a key part of the WOSB that surprises both of us. Listen in and let us know if you have the same reactions we did. Link to GAO Report referenced in episode: https://smallbusiness.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=2536

Nurture Small Business
Rewire Your Brain for Positivity

Nurture Small Business

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 20:45


Research shows that your mindset creates your reality. Did you know 90% of your thoughts are the same each day, and many can be negative? What if you could turn those thoughts into positive ones? Elizabeth Louis is a mental health therapist who teaches her clients positive psychology skills. She has healed from trauma and created a positive mindset for herself, and you can too. It all starts with changing the language of your thoughts and focusing on your goals. About Your Host DCA Virtual Business Support President Denise Cagan has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs. Denise is recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder. She enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work from home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University. She has extensive experience in helping small businesses grow through outsourcing solutions providing administrative, creative, marketing, and website support. Connect with Denise DCA Virtual Business Support website. View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan LinkedIn 

Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy Podcast
#279: Why Is It So Important To Invest In Yourself Now More Than Ever?

Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 29:59


“We must never be too busy to take time to sharpen the saw.” – Stephen Covey   Jason A. Duprat, Entrepreneur, Healthcare Practitioner, and Host of the Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy podcast, talks about the importance of investing in training. In this episode, Jason shares some of his takeaways from several training programs he joined, such as Growth Plans, KPIs, and Resource Mapping, as well as his take on taking MBAs before starting your own business. Stick around until the end of the episode to learn more about joining the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program.   3 KEY POINTS: Create and update your Growth Plans. Choose your KPIs carefully. Map out your resources.   EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: Through taking several programs, Jason is developing his own curriculum for future courses/masterminds. An entrepreneur is a person with the ability to identify problems, spot opportunities, organize resources, and provide the leadership needed to build, create, and offer the market a product or service of value. Growth Plans are similar to Business Plans, but more focused on growth opportunities. They are living documents that you constantly update as your business develops and grows. Key Performance Indicators are referred to some as Key Predictive Indicators. These indicators allow you to spot potential problems quickly to change the predicted outcome. MBAs focus more on teaching you how to be a corporate manager rather than being an entrepreneur. Resource Mapping allows you to assess what your business needs and where change should be focused on. Human Resources/Human Capital - one of the things you have to leverage in order to scale. Assess what your business needs to do its job better. Once we reach a certain amount of scale, having all of these systems, procedures, and a team of leaders is critical. Social Resources/Network - includes being a part of masterminds, local business programs, community training programs, university programs, etc. Jason was invited to become an advisor to the UCF College of Nursing. Organizational Resource - What kind of company culture, systems, and reputation do you have? Physical Resources - What kind of essential equipment do you have? Do you need/have a physical location? Technological Resources - Do you hold any particular intellectual property, patents, or trademarks? What kind of technological or network systems do you have in place? Financial Resources - Do you have a strong/weak cash flow? Some businesses have more resource categories than others. Jason is planning to enroll in even more programs to bring his students the absolute best content. If you're interested in applying for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, listen until the end of the episode.   TWEETABLE QUOTES: “Build a solid foundation from which your business can scale much faster rather, than scaling too quickly and having the whole thing collapse.” – Jason A. Duprat "Growing a business is hard, but at the end of the day, you can be proud that you created a legacy from zero." – Jason A. Duprat   CONNECT WITH JASON DUPRAT LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram | Youtube Email: support@jasonduprat.com   RESOURCES Want to become an IV Nutritional Therapy provider? JOIN our FREE masterclass: https://www.ivtherapyacademy.com/podcast Have a healthcare business question? Want to request a podcast topic? Text me at 407-972-0084 and I'll add you to my contacts. Occasionally, I'll share important announcements and answer your questions as well. I'm excited to connect with you! Do you enjoy our podcast? Leave a rating and review: https://lovethepodcast.com/hea Don't want to miss an episode? Subscribe and follow: https://followthepodcast.com/hea   RELATED EPISODES: 277: WHY KPI DASHBOARDS ARE IMPORTANT TO CREATE FOR YOUR HEALTHCARE BUSINESS 237: TACTICAL TUESDAY: THE VALUE OF HIGH-LEVEL MASTERMINDS: SHIFT YOUR MINDSET, OPEN YOUR EYES & KEEP LOOKING FORWARD 216: TACTICAL TUESDAY: EVALUATING HIGH-LEVEL MASTERMIND PROGRAMS TO SHOW UP & LEVEL UP   #HealthcareEntrepreneurAcademy #healthcare #HealthcareBoss #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #podcast #businessgrowth #teamgrowth #digitalbusiness

Nurture Small Business
Get Your Time Back With The 30 Minute Hour

Nurture Small Business

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 34:42


If you had two extra hours each day, how would you spend them? As business owners, it's easy to get stuck working in your business instead of on it. Between last minute meetings, projects and errands, how do you make time for yourself? Blaine Oelkers, America's only Chief Results Officer®️, is an expert in unlocking productivity and building great habits. With clever planning, some mental shortcuts, and a willingness to say no, you can start getting your time back. Get a full recording of Blaine's TEDx Talk, What You Think About, You Bring About, along with a transcript. About Your Host DCA Virtual Business Support President Denise Cagan has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs. Denise is recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder. She enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work from home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University. She has extensive experience in helping small businesses grow through outsourcing solutions providing administrative, creative, marketing, and website support. Connect with Denise DCA Virtual Business Support website. View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan LinkedIn

Nurture Small Business
From No Listeners to a Massive Following

Nurture Small Business

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 30:00


As one of the top podcasters worldwide, Jeremy Ryan Slate has faced a rocky road to get where he is today. Rather than being discouraged by past hurdles, he took valuable lessons from each adventure.  Now, his show Create Your Own Life is listened to by millions! Sitting comfortably in the iTunes Top 100, Jeremy has attributed his success to smart social media marketing. He shares some hard-won knowledge with us that has helped him promote both his show and his PR firm, Command Your Brand. Finding your niche, tailoring your content to different platforms, and targeting ads to different audiences are just the tip of the iceberg. After the show, be sure to give his favorite book a read; So Good They Can't Ignore You. About Your Host DCA Virtual Business Support President Denise Cagan has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs. Denise is recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder. She enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work from home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University. She has extensive experience in helping small businesses grow through outsourcing solutions providing administrative, creative, marketing, and website support. Connect with Denise DCA Virtual Business Support website. View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan LinkedIn 

Nurture Small Business
Her Business is Elevating Black Authors

Nurture Small Business

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 29:40


Editors can turn an author's vision into a masterpiece. But sometimes, it takes the right kind of editor to understand the author's intent. That's why CaTyra Polland specializes in editing the works of Black writers. Every author she works with gets the care and attention their story deserves. To CaTyra, her work is a service to the Black community, elevating their voices and experiences.  Catyra's podcast Editor Knows Best is filled with writing tips and interviews with accomplished authors. Give it a listen!About Your Host DCA Virtual Business Support President Denise Cagan has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs. Denise is recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder. She enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work from home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University. She has extensive experience in helping small businesses grow through outsourcing solutions providing administrative, creative, marketing, and website support. Connect with Denise DCA Virtual Business Support website. View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan LinkedIn 

Manage 2 Win
#177 – How to Hire, Assess, and Manage Full-Time, Global, Virtual Assistants

Manage 2 Win

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 34:36


Do you want to save time?  Be more focused on what's most important?  But you have too much to do and not enough budget to hire a full-time assistant?  I (David) was in that position a year ago.  We decided to try a virtual assistant working in another country.  It worked!  I now have more time to serve clients and work on our strategic initiatives.  The key is the company who provides the person, who you hire, and how you manage the person.    In this podcast, I interview Andrew Cohen  the CEO and Co-Founder of Work Better Now.  His company supports small businesses and entrepreneurs with affordable virtual assistants from Central and South America.  Andrew has owned a number of businesses, and this led him into a consulting position with both the Small Business Development Center and the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program.   His company now manages about 200 virtual assistants (“VA”) globally.  His company interviews VA candidates carefully and stays involved with the VA to help keep them focused after they start working for a Work Better Now client.  Their company mantra is, “A happy VA is a happy client.”  Therefore, they follow proven processes to regularly communicate with both their clients and virtual assistants.  Andrew and I discuss the pros and cons of virtual assistants, how to hire them, and how to work with them.  How do you make it work for the VA?  How do you keep them focused?  What do you do if they are not performing as well as you like?  Do you need to worry about any security concerns, depending on the company that provides the virtual assistant?  You need more time in your day.  Ideally, you could hire someone to work with you in your office.  That works for some roles and we want to support our community.  However, a lower cost alternative is a virtual assistant working from another country.  Join this podcast to consider whether a VA could help you have more time to focus on what you believe is most important.  -------   This Manage 2 Win Podcast episode is brought to you by Habitly.  I (David) review Habitly best practices regularly, and teach these essential people skills to clients weekly.  This advice has changed my life, and made millions for our clients.  I started developing Habitly content in 2004.  Habitly's powerful best practices have now been taught to thousands of people worldwide.  For instance, you can learn how to Create time in your day;  Get more from meetings;  Stay calm;  Achieve significant targets;  and Become a great leader.  Simply study and apply the expert knowledge provided in Habitly courses and micro-learning episodes.   Whether you're just out of college, or someone with over 20 years work experience, learn the habits of highly successful people on Habitly.    Test drive Habitly for 7 days on us!  This includes full access to the entire Habitly knowledgebase – www.habitly.com.   

Nurture Small Business
Speaking To Promote Your Small Business

Nurture Small Business

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 28:05


There is an art to being memorable when you speak. Having the right conversation can create lasting relationships with clients. This week, become a memorable speaker with LeeAnn Shattuck, aka The Car Chick. We discuss her history in podcasting and radio, racing and selling cars, and how improv helps businesses. Speaking doesn't just improve your self-esteem, but also builds your business's trust factor. We can all learn to speak more confidently and listen more intently.  For all things buying, selling, and driving cars, check out LeeAnn's podcast The Straight Shift!About Your Host DCA Virtual Business Support President Denise Cagan has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs. Denise is recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder. She enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work from home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University. She has extensive experience in helping small businesses grow through outsourcing solutions providing administrative, creative, marketing, and website support. Connect with Denise DCA Virtual Business Support website. View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan LinkedIn

Nurture Small Business
Business Expansion – From No Plan to Multiple Locations

Nurture Small Business

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 28:24


On August 26th at noon, join me in celebrating Women's Equality Day as I explore the topics of allyship, mentorship, and empowerment for women with guest Shantera Chatman.Register and Learn MoreYou don't necessarily need a five year plan for business expansion. As we'll learn this week, you might not need a plan at all! Matt Davis, the founder of Davis Business Law, rolled up his sleeves to tackle unexpected challenges in expanding his firm. The once fledgling law firm is now well on its way to meeting the goal of 30 locations by 2030. His hands-on approach and careful attention to metrics helped cultivate his growth plan which started as no plan at all. By dealing with business vulnerabilities as they come, they stay in the zone of opportunity. It's said that experience is the best teacher. Matt has plenty of experience in business expansion to share. Don't forget to check out his book, The Art of Preventing Stupid, to learn how to avoid common business mistakes. Also keep an eye out for its upcoming successor, The Strong Protected Business. About Your Host DCA Virtual Business Support President Denise Cagan has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs. Denise is recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder. She enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work from home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University. She has extensive experience in helping small businesses grow through outsourcing solutions providing administrative, creative, marketing, and website support. Connect with Denise DCA Virtual Business Support website. View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan LinkedIn 

Nurture Small Business
Healthy Habits for Business Owners

Nurture Small Business

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 39:24


On August 26th at noon, join me in celebrating Women's Equality Day as I explore the topics of allyship, mentorship, and empowerment for women with guest Shantera Chatman. Register and Learn MoreYour body is your temple; treat it as such! Sedentary environments and chaotic eating schedules can wreak havoc on a person's body. This week, rediscover wellness with us and Elizabeth Colen, owner of MsFitOne. We discuss total wellness, her personal fitness journey, and strategies to recharge your health. As Elizabeth always says, if you're not taking care of your body, you're not taking care of your business. Learn how you can beat bad habits and make better choices for your health.About Your Host DCA Virtual Business Support President Denise Cagan has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs. Denise is recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder. She enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work from home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University. She has extensive experience in helping small businesses grow through outsourcing solutions providing administrative, creative, marketing, and website support. Connect with Denise DCA Virtual Business Support website. View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan LinkedIn 

Nurture Small Business
Recession Proofing Your Business

Nurture Small Business

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 35:04


Watch the full video podcast on YouTube here!The 2020 market crash is still fresh in our minds. Many business owners want to plan for the worst-case scenario, but they are also hoping for something better. Inspired by Big Debt Crises by Ray Dalio, Colin Bowman uses data from past recessions to advise today's businesses. Colin is a business advisor with Cultivate Advisors who has advised businesses in over 28 industries, including ones on the Inc 500 Fastest Growing Businesses list. He joins us this week to share some of his research and inspire us in a time of uncertain economy and record inflation. With the right balance of defensive and offensive business strategies, you can survive what comes next.  To learn more about the statistics behind these strategies, visit the National Bureau of Economic Research. About Your Host DCA Virtual Business Support President Denise Cagan has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs. Denise is recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder. She enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work from home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University. She has extensive experience in helping small businesses grow through outsourcing solutions providing administrative, creative, marketing, and website support. Connect with Denise DCA Virtual Business Support website. View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan LinkedIn

Nurture Small Business
So You Want to Start a Podcast?

Nurture Small Business

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 32:53


In the new media landscape, podcasting has become the name of the game, and many people are playing it in different ways and at different levels. As a business owner or creator, it can be difficult to break into the podcasting space. How do you take the first step as a podcaster? Corinna Bellizzi, host of Care More Be Better and creator of The Mediacasters has in depth experience with all things podcasting, and wants to help you be competitive, learn to podcast better, or even just get started. Whether you are hosting or being a guest on a podcast, Corinna has great tips on how to network, hone your skills, be flexible, and increase the all-around impact of your podcast experience. Don't forget to check out The Mediacasters' latest project, PodTease! They showcase all kinds of indie podcasts by highlighting their best content just for you. About Your Host DCA Virtual Business Support President Denise Cagan has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs. Denise is recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder. She enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work from home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University. She has extensive experience in helping small businesses grow through outsourcing solutions providing administrative, creative, marketing, and website support. Connect with Denise DCA Virtual Business Support website. View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan.   LinkedIn

Nurture Small Business
Creating Trust Within Business

Nurture Small Business

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 28:40


Trust is a two way street. In business, how do you foster trust between leaders and team members? This week we're joined by Liz Cortes, cofounder of RebelFish, to share horror stories of broken trust. Missing paychecks, steamrolled boundaries, and unfulfilled promises add up to unstable working relationships. But it's not all doom and gloom; we also dive into ways to strengthen the trust in your team. Much like a personal relationship, it's all about communication and setting boundaries. Be sure to keep up with Liz's work after the show! She plans to launch a podcast for people who work with their families and spouses. About Your Host DCA Virtual Business Support President Denise Cagan has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs. Denise is recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder. She enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work from home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University. She has extensive experience in helping small businesses grow through outsourcing solutions providing administrative, creative, marketing, and website support. Connect with Denise DCA Virtual Business Support website. View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan.   LinkedIn

Nurture Small Business
Experiential Marketing and PR with Expert Sarah Miller

Nurture Small Business

Play Episode Play 15 sec Highlight Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 31:44


As the market landscape continues to evolve, flexible leaders stay afloat. Sarah Miller, CEO of Axis Entertainment, has firsthand experience navigating rapidly changing business plans. As a strategic public relations company, Axis creates unique brand experiences for their clients' best merits to shine through. Hear the story of how she created the Media Excellence Awards, started her own PR firm, and began the Media Maven Podcast. Throughout her career, Sarah has found ways to adapt to new technologies, ideas and opportunities as they came. As a leader in experiential marketing, she embraces what the future of the industry has to offer. As Sarah can attest, you can still be strategic even when your roadmap is unclear. About Your Host DCA Virtual Business Support President Denise Cagan has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs. Denise is recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder. She enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work from home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University. She has extensive experience in helping small businesses grow through outsourcing solutions providing administrative, creative, marketing, and website support. Connect with Denise DCA Virtual Business Support website. View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan.   LinkedIn 

Nurture Small Business
Why You Aren't Attracting The Talent You Need

Nurture Small Business

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 34:17


Your business needs help, but how do you attract the ideal candidate for the job? Jamie Van Cuyk, owner of Growing Your Team, knows the ins and outs of hiring the right team members. The key is knowing the ROI of each hire. Is this a role that will bring your business more revenue or bring you more sanity? How can your job posting attract the right candidates, and also deter the wrong ones? Why should you specialize your roles instead of looking for a jack of all trades? Find the answers to all these questions and more in this week's conversation. Jamie is also the host of the podcast Growing Your Team. Her podcast is for small business owners seeking to grow their company with the help of new talent and skilled team members. About Your Host DCA Virtual Business Support President Denise Cagan has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs. Denise is recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder. She enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work from home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University. She has extensive experience in helping small businesses grow through outsourcing solutions providing administrative, creative, marketing, and website support. Connect with Denise DCA Virtual Business Support website. View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan.   LinkedIn

Our Town Podcast
EP 16 | (Part 2) Clayton Hinchman, CEO, IGNITE

Our Town Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 85:20


Clayton Hinchman was Founder, President and CEO of USi. USi was acquired by Ignite in 2016. After working for Ignite as Chief Marketing Officer for three years Clayton took over as the President and COO of SPS. SPS is a global aviation and ground systems logistics company primarily supporting Department of Defense readiness efforts. Clayton Hinchman served in the United States Army as an Infantry Officer. He medically retired as a Captain due to wounds sustained during an improvised explosive attack while conducting a night raid to kill or capture Al Qaeda in Iraq. After serving in the military, Clayton worked for the Joint IED Defeat Organization and with various non-profit organizations in Washington, DC. Clayton is an ambassador to the Vail Veterans Program and a past board member to the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. During his Army career, he was assigned to 10th Mountain Division and Special Operations Task Force 17. He earned his Airborne and Air Assault wings, and also graduated as the Honor Graduate from the US Army Ranger School. His military decorations include the Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Meritorious Service Medal. Clayton earned his undergraduate degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Masters from Georgetown University, continuing executive education at Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management, and is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program at Babson College.

Franchise Freedom
Franchises In Real Estate

Franchise Freedom

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 36:18


Join your host Giuseppe Grammatico and guest Jason Olsen, as they discuss the number one challenge creative talents face in the business of beauty. As the CEO and Founder of IMAGE Studios, Jason saw how skilled talents in the beauty industry struggled with the realities of entrepreneurship. Here, he talks about the post-recession conception of IMAGE Studios, the bipolar roller coaster of entrepreneurship, how franchising creates masterminds, and more. In this episode you will learn: What inspired IMAGE Studios How Jason's franchising business went as usual with the help of virtual tech Culture and belongingness are essential to franchising Jason Olsen on describing the best-fit clients Why entrepreneurs are not alone in franchising About Jason Olsen: Jason Olsen is a serial entrepreneur based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is the founder of Image Studios, a Salon Suite Franchise with 179 locations under development nationwide. He has extensive experience in startups, forming his first company at the age of 16. He sold this company during his junior year of college while at BYU.  He has been called the illegitimate love-child of strategy and creativity, harnessing the power of both traits to build uniquely branded companies that have strong cultures and clearly defined visions. He was a finalist for Ernst & Young's "Entrepreneur of The Year" program in 2017, is a member of the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), and was recognized as "Entrepreneur of the Year" in 2018.  Image Studios has also been recognized by several organizations for its incredible growth, including the INC 5000 "Fastest Growing Companies in America" for the past two years and as one of the top 100 growth companies in Utah by the Mountain West Capital Network. Image Studios was recently recognized by INC Magazine as a "Best Workplaces in 2022".  Jason currently serves as an advisory board member for the Westminster Social Impact Incubator, is board chair for Equality Utah, and is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program. He is also a private pilot, drone enthusiast, paraglider, classic car collector, slow Dvorak typer, and skier. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his husband Tim and their daughter Sophia.  Connect with Jason Olsen on: Website:https://imagestudios360.com/ LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/company/1676124/admin/ Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/imagestudios360 Twitter:https://twitter.com/imagestudios360 Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/imagestudios360/ Connect with Franchise Freedom on: Website:https://ggthefranchiseguide.com/podcast/ LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/company/gg-the-franchise-guide/ Email:gg@ggthefranchiseguide.com  Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/GGTheFranchiseGuide Twitter:https://twitter.com/ggrammatico Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/gg_the_franchise_guide/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxWsxLRngbxJEH2m8w-ptYw?view_as=subscr

Nurture Small Business
Maintaining Mental Health as an Entrepreneur

Nurture Small Business

Play Episode Play 28 sec Highlight Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 25:23


As business owners and entrepreneurs, it can be easy to be obsessive about our work and forget to take care of ourselves and the other aspects of life. Join us and Colin McIntosh of Sheets and Giggles as we discuss steps you can take to optimize your mental health! Our work is important, but it should be viewed as a means to an end, not the desired outcome itself. We explore the importance of taking steps to improve and maintain your mental well-being, and how optimizing your mental health can make you a more effective business owner and entrepreneur. About Your Host DCA Virtual Business Support President Denise Cagan has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs. Denise is recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder. She enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work from home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University. She has extensive experience in helping small businesses grow through outsourcing solutions providing administrative, creative, marketing, and website support. Connect with Denise DCA Virtual Business Support website. View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan.   LinkedIn

Our Town Podcast
EP 15 | (Part 1) Clayton Hinchman, CEO, Ignite

Our Town Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 84:53


Clayton Hinchman was Founder, President and CEO of USi. USi was acquired by Ignite in 2016. After working for Ignite as Chief Marketing Officer for three years Clayton took over as the President and COO of SPS. SPS is a global aviation and ground systems logistics company primarily supporting Department of Defense readiness efforts. Clayton Hinchman served in the United States Army as an Infantry Officer. He medically retired as a Captain due to wounds sustained during an improvised explosive attack while conducting a night raid to kill or capture Al Qaeda in Iraq. After serving in the military, Clayton worked for the Joint IED Defeat Organization and with various non-profit organizations in Washington, DC. Clayton is an ambassador to the Vail Veterans Program and a past board member to the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. During his Army career, he was assigned to 10th Mountain Division and Special Operations Task Force 17. He earned his Airborne and Air Assault wings, and also graduated as the Honor Graduate from the US Army Ranger School. His military decorations include the Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Meritorious Service Medal. Clayton earned his undergraduate degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Masters from Georgetown University, continuing executive education at Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management, and is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program at Babson College.

Nurture Small Business
Tackle Change Management Like A Pro

Nurture Small Business

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 26:53


Organizational change doesn't have to be a painful process. Bladen Group CEO and Change Management Advanced Practitioner Nikki Rogers explains how to navigate change management. Along with being the wonderful host of Women Thriving in Business, she's an expert in organizational transformation. She takes a top-down approach to create change roadmaps for companies in transition. How do you navigate the hidden ripple effects of major upheavals like procedure adjustments and mergers? Who are the people with the most power to help guide your team? And most importantly: What books has Nikki been reading lately? About Your Host DCA Virtual Business Support President Denise Cagan has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs. Denise is recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder. She enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work from home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University. She has extensive experience in helping small businesses grow through outsourcing solutions providing administrative, creative, marketing, and website support. Connect with Denise DCA Virtual Business Support website. View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan.   LinkedIn

Nurture Small Business
Reels, Highlights and Stories: Learn How to Grind on Instagram

Nurture Small Business

Play Episode Play 21 sec Highlight Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 28:54


Reels, highlights, and stories are all key features that Instagram offers. They're also the most underutilized by businesses. Prithvi Madhukar, aka The Marketing Nomad, is here to show us how to work your Instagram profile! Show your audience a whole new side to your business by sharing behind the scenes posts. Capture their attention using short videos to showcase your product or service. Learn how to take advantage of these features, as well as how Prit sets goals and maintains a healthy mindset. About Your HostDCA Virtual Business Support President Denise Cagan has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs.  Denise is recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder. She enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work from home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University.  She has extensive experience in helping small businesses grow through outsourcing solutions providing administrative, creative, marketing, and website support.Connect with DeniseDCA Virtual Business Support website.View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan.  LinkedIn

Nurture Small Business
How To Protect Your Business from Fraud

Nurture Small Business

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 26:19


Every year, businesses around the world lose over $4 trillion to fraud. Without the right safeguards, it's easy for fraud to slip between the cracks. GrowthForce President and CEO Stephen King help business owners spot opportunities to fix those cracks. Whether you run a multimillion-dollar enterprise or a fledgling nonprofit, separation of duties is a must. As Stephen puts it, the person who writes the checks should not be the same person who reconciles the bank account. Learn how to spot the red flags of business fraud.About Your HostDCA Virtual Business Support President Denise Cagan has been working with small businesses for over 20 years. She has served on the boards of professional organizations such as Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte (NAWBO). Denise is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, which is a program for small businesses that links learning to action for growth-oriented entrepreneurs.  Denise is recognized as a facilitator, problem solver, and builder. She enjoys speaking to business groups about social media for small businesses and motivating remote and work from home (WFH) teams. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems Management from James Madison University.  She has extensive experience in helping small businesses grow through outsourcing solutions providing administrative, creative, marketing, and website support.Connect with DeniseDCA Virtual Business Support website.View and listen to Podcasts with Denise Cagan.  LinkedIn

Emerging Tech Horizons
ETI On The Road: USSOCOM Small Business Programs with Mina Khalil

Emerging Tech Horizons

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 20:52


Join us for a new type of episode, ETI On The Road, where we interview guests at various NDIA and ETI conferences and events. This special SOFIC episode features Dr. Arun Seraphin and guest Mina Khalil, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program Manager at the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Tune in for a conversation about SOCOM's SBIR programs, aligning requirements with transition, working with innovative businesses, and more.