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Badass Business Owners are Small Business Owners serving their local communities who are tired of living job to job and want to grow their business income & their personal income. If it seems like the harder you work, you still can't seem to grow your profits as fast as you want, I'm here to help. So, if you are ready to MAKE MORE MONEY IN YOUR SMALL BUSINESS then you are in the right place!
 
Do you have a dream to own or operate a local small business? If so, this is the podcast for you! The Start a Local Small Business Podcast focuses on what it will take for you to go from Concept to Open for Business. So, if you are ready to open a business that serves your local community, then subscribe today and get the resources you need to ensure the success of a thriving local small business.
 
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Are you working a full-time job and building your business on the side? Have you found that your sales are at a standstill because you can't grow while you have this full-time job? Are you wondering what it is that you need to do at this point in order to be able to grow this business and make that leap to full-time entrepreneur? __________________…
 
Is your business in a rut? Can’t seem to grow your sales or profits? Odds are it might be due to one of these four reasons. Or probably a combination. If you want to get unstuck, rate how you are doing and see where the log jam might be happening in your small business. _______________________________ 👉 Grab Your Free Know Your Business Numbers Ref…
 
Even when small business owners know they need to read their Profit & Loss Statements on a regular basis, they still don’t. Why is that? Isn’t the goal of your small business to earn more profits? Why wouldn’t you look at your #1 tool to help you? _______________________________ 👉 Grab Your Free Know Your Business Numbers Reference Guide 👉 Want to …
 
Each year opens up the opportunity to start fresh and leave any bad business habits in the past. The key is staying motivated throughout the same year vs falling into old habits of the year prior. Here is what I’ll be doing… How about you? _______________________________ 👉 Grab Your Free Know Your Business Numbers Reference Guide 👉 Want to Learn Yo…
 
One mistake I see all the time with small business owners is, they think if they work harder, they will make more money. But that isn’t always the case. You just burn out and wake up to the reality that all these hours aren’t providing the profits you thought you were going to see. _______________________________ 👉 Grab Your Free Know Your Business…
 
So you have a new business opportunity you want to explore. Maybe it is a new market you can open or even a completely new business. But should you do it? For most people, the answer is no. You just aren’t ready right now. No isn’t forever, but it does mean you need to get your current business to a state that can easily make this leap. Let’s discu…
 
With so many options for marketing or advertising your small business, which is the best for you? They all have their pros and cons. But your marketing needs to lead to new customers, repeat customers, or them spending more money. You need to focus on your ideal customer and target their needs. Let’s discuss… _______________________________ 👉 Grab …
 
How would you rate your business? What would customers say about your business? Let’s take a critical look at how your business's performance has been over the past year. _______________________________ 👉 Grab Your Free Know Your Business Numbers Reference Guide 👉 Want to Learn Your Business Numbers Better? Check Out this Affordable Course: Underst…
 
Do you find you are just going through the motions in your business? Are you lacking the focus or desire to work “ON” the business vs just “IN” the business? Sometimes we need a little push to get back on track so we can take our business to the next level. _______________________________ 👉 Grab Your Free Know Your Business Numbers Reference Guide …
 
Sometimes the stairs to success require you to stop and work internally on the business before you head up the next flight. This is crucial to ensuring the business is ready for what is to come. Let’s discuss this concept and how it can help you become even more successful. _______________________________ 👉 Grab Your Free Know Your Business Numbers…
 
Want more profit? Then Dive into Your Operational Expenses of Your Small Business. There is money hiding in there that you are wasting that you can create instant profits. Every dollar adds up, and this is a quick way to boost your profits. _______________________________ 👉 Grab Your Free Know Your Business Numbers Reference Guide 👉 Want to Learn Y…
 
Whether you are new to the podcast or this is your last episode, we will highlight what we have been discussing over the past 30 episodes. I want you to start a new business that comes shooting strong out the gate. My goal is to save you time and money on some of the learning curves most small businesses must experience. The more you know the more …
 
Have you come across a great opportunity to purchase an existing business? Before you buy it, make sure you dive into those business numbers. An existing business has tons of good information to help you determine if it is a good idea or not. Remember, you want a profitable business. Sometimes, people only tell you the money they take home. But are…
 
Having a family business can be both a blessing and a curse. On many occasions, family members blur the line between business and personal. There are so many things that need to be discussed prior to going into business together or even hiring family. You need to make sure you are all on the same page. Especially if you have the most passion for th…
 
Do you have your eye on a franchise that you want to buy? Buying a franchise has a whole set of things that you need to explore. We will discuss the pros and cons of buying a franchise. Many franchises would not do it again, so it is important that you do your homework and look at the pros and cons that we are going to be discussing. 👉 Don’t forget…
 
Once you decide to hire employees, there are some key things you need to know and do. It all starts with hiring the right people. Then you need to onboard them and train them properly. By doing so, you will help reduce the revolving door that many small business owners experience. The better the employee you end up with, the more sales and profits …
 
There will be times in your business when you will need help. You might need to bring someone on a temporary basis. Do you make them part-time or full-time? Do you hire them at all? Let’s talk about the difference between independent contractors and employees you actually hire. Plus we will discuss the financial impact of that decision. 👉 Don’t for…
 
New business owners are always obsessed with needing business cards or other chotsky’s to get their business going. You do not need these. However, there are things that you can do along the way that can be helpful. Let’s discuss some of them. 👉 Don’t forget to grab your FREE Start-Up Guide for Starting a Business _______________________________ SO…
 
Contrary to what you have heard, you do not need to be on social media. However, if you do it right, it can help. Please do not get on all the different social media. Pick 1 or 2 and see what you can do. Lots of before and after pictures. But more importantly, just be part of your community. Not the local salesperson. By the way, Facebook is full o…
 
In today’s internet world, you need to make sure that you can be found. When someone is looking for a business, they no longer whip out the yellow pages, they now grab their smartphone and start to search for a business that can solve their pain point. They are not looking for an expensive, fancy website. They want a website that answers their core…
 
Now that you are getting ready to open your new business, how will you advertise and let others know you are now in business? Marketing your new business shouldn’t cost you a ton of money as there are many ways to advertise your new business for free or low costs. Keep in mind, word of mouth is the #1 way you will let folks know you are open for bu…
 
During your competition research, you started to learn about the brand of your competition. Time for you to start thinking about what your new business’s brand will be. Keep in mind, your brand is what others tell you it is. So what do you want to be known for in your community? 👉 Don’t forget to grab your FREE Start-Up Guide for Starting a Busines…
 
Want a trick to help you grow your business? A sales log or sales journal is easy to create items that you can use to track the good, the bad, and the ugly. Track things that you want to recall in the next year or two. Track weather impacts, advertising, ordering, you name it. Anything that can give you an edge in the future. 👉 Don’t forget to grab…
 
One of the biggest reasons small businesses fail is they fail to properly pay their taxes. You must set aside money for your taxes each month. We will go over some tricks that might help. Also, make sure you remember that if you collect state or local taxes, you need to pay them! It isn’t your money! 👉 Don’t forget to grab your FREE Start-Up Guide …
 
Just because you are the new guy (or gal) in town, it doesn’t mean you need to be the cheapest out there. You need to match your prices to the value you provide. One of the reasons we have you do your competitor research is so that you can position your pricing to make sure that you can pay your costs of goods, and expenses and still ensure that yo…
 
Your profit and loss income statement is the best report you have for your small business. It is full of great information to help you know where your money is going and to find both opportunities as well as problem areas. Your P&L is the business’s report card and it is critical that you know how to read it. VIDEO TO PROFIT AND LOSS INCOME STATEME…
 
Money flows in and out of your business via sales and costs. To help you track the flow of money through your business I’ll show you the #1 calculation you will need Sales – Cost of Goods – Expenses = Profits. Let’s discuss why this calculation is so important for you to know. LINK TO THE KNOW YOUR BUSINESS NUMBERS COURSE 👉 Don’t forget to grab you…
 
Knowing your business numbers is a key component of those that have thriving profitable businesses vs those that have mediocre businesses. Your business numbers tell the story of your business. They track the flow of money in and out of your business. Your number one tool will be your profit and loss. It is your business’s report card. Remember, th…
 
Once you start to collect money in your business, you will need to have a good solid bookkeeping system in place. It is important to know what money is coming in and where your money is going. The bookkeeping system does this for you. I highly recommend Quickbooks online and/or hire a bookkeeper. Later we discuss knowing your business numbers and h…
 
Should you start your business debt free, or should you take out loans? For your best success, debt free is the best way to go. This means you will grow your business through bootstrapping. Basically reinvesting money back into the business to grow the business. Way too many businesses fail due to being in debt, so let's discuss how to get your bus…
 
Should you create an LLC (limited liability company) for your business or just do a DBA (doing business as). There are reasons for both. The main one has to do with liability. But for many small businesses, you can start off as a DBA and convert later. The key is to look at your local and state laws. Let’s discuss both options in this episode 👉 Don…
 
The traditional business plan is used when seeking financing, leasing space, or purchasing a franchise. Most small businesses do not need the traditional business plan but they will need something to capture all the research and planning out the business. The business plan exercise is a great best practice just to get your arms around the goals of …
 
Your key to starting strong in your business is to identify the pain points you plan to solve and focusing in on your ideal customers. When you chase every customer, you end up all over the place and never create any momentum or branding in the community you plan to serve. Use your research to identify these opportunities and who might be a great t…
 
Time to save you time and money, do your research prior to jumping in and trying to do as you go. We already discussed in a previous episode researching your competition, now you want to research all your start-up costs, licensing, LLC vs DBA, insurance, and a host of other items. Let’s discuss what you want to research. Plus here is a handy checkl…
 
Research is the most crucial thing you will do in your new small business. It will save you time and money. You want to make sure that you research all your competition. Both small and large. You need to dive into what they do well, what they struggle with, what the community says about them. You also need to identify their pricing, the customer th…
 
By starting a business, you are becoming a business owner. However, many small businesses owners act more like employees vs owners. Even worse, you wake up one day and realize you are making the same amount of money as you would as an employee. By thinking like an employee, you fail to create the profits your business should, plus you tend to make …
 
I’m sure you want to get paid in your new business. It isn’t as simple as doing a job, collecting money, and paying for your costs. There is a little more to it. Especially if you plan to be the one to make your products or provide your services. You also need to make sure you collect the money. Far too many small business owners fail to even get p…
 
There is a dark side to being a small business owner. One that doesn’t get talked about enough. This is not all sunshine and rainbows. It is hard work, long days and money will be thin at times. Let’s discuss some of the things that you need to keep in mind before starting your new small business. 👉 Don’t forget to grab your FREE Start-Up Guide for…
 
You probably want to just jump right in and start you new business. But slow down turbo. There are somethings you need to consider before you do. Here are 13 questions to ask yourself. They have to do with how you plan to pay for this new business, how you plan to live while you start the business, do you even like people and so on. Not everyone is…
 
Which business should you start? For one, you need to pick something that you can see yourself living and breathing every day. You also need to make sure you know who you plan to serve and that there is a need for it. It also needs to be a business that can make money at the end of the day. The type of money you want it to make. You don’t want to d…
 
Want to be your own boss? Tired of working for someone else? See a need in the community that you know you can fill? There is a tremendous need for local businesses, especially service-based businesses. If you can provide a service that your community needs, and can provide awesome customers service and great quality, then you can make some good mo…
 
Thinking of starting a new small business? Curious as to what it will take to go from concept to open? This podcast is going to walk you through the various stages of starting your new business plus go over some areas that you will want to spend sometime on. Save yourself time and money. Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast. 👉 Don’t forget to g…
 
Looking to Grow Your Sales? All sales come from either increasing your customer count, getting customers to come back more often or getting your customers to spend more money. In this episode, we break this down a little further and a great exercise for you to do. Let’s get those sales up! _______________________________ 👉 Grab Your Free Know Your …
 
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With the new year quickly approaching, now is the time to step back and review your pricing and product/product mix. Most of you are a little slower and have the time to do this exercise. You want to hit the ground running this coming year so you need to look at the successes and failures of the past year to make sure your pricing and product/servi…
 
Sometimes customers just suck. Let’s face it. Not all customers are happy campers and can ruin your day and become one of your worse nightmares. The problem is, you can’t let them ruin your day and more importantly, ruin the experience for the other customers that you have to deal with. So how do you deal with them? Today I’ll share some of my thou…
 
Did you know that if you focus on improving the processes around your best-selling item you will not only increase your profit on it, but you will realize that you can sell less and make just as much money. Before you hire people to sell more, spend some time on improving the process / systems first around your best seller. ________________________…
 
We are always on the lookout for new ideas and ways to increase our profits. Sometimes just looking at how other people view profits and sales can give us a great nugget or two on what we might be able to do. This week we take a look at the Pumpkin Plan by Mike Michalowicz. Mike discusses that by killing off the vine (bad pumpkins/clients) we incre…
 
As we start to wind down 2022, it is time to fight two fights. Ending the year strong but also putting into place the tools, processes, etc to start 2023 strong out the gate. Way too many small business owners relax at the end of the year and are shocked when the new year doesn’t start as strong as they hoped. Spend a week brainstorming all the thi…
 
Recession, Recession, Recession, that is all you hear about when you turn on the TV, Radio, and even YouTube. Doom and Gloom sells. But should you panic in your small business? You need to be aware, you need to have a plan, but you can and will survive this economic challenge if you pay attention to your money and your ideal clients. ______________…
 
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