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  • Year-End Tax Planning

    Tue, 26 Nov 2019 13:26:28 GMT

    Know the tax rules so you can make tax savvy decisions. We discuss the recent and upcoming changes with tax expert Barbara Weltman.

  • Making Google Work for Your Small Business

    Mon, 9 Sep 2019 12:59:21 GMT

    Small business expert Gene Mark explains why it's difficult for small businesses to rise to the top of internet searches and how Google is working to fix that. Marks also talks about the importance of customer reviews and why hiring outside help might be needed to improve your search engine optimization.

  • How to Land the Government as Your Client

    Mon, 9 Sep 2019 08:51:55 GMT

    Jennifer Krottinger, a business opportunity specialist at the Small Business Administration, offers valuable insights into how to position your small business to win government contracts. Krottinger walks us through the certification process to become eligible for government contracts, explains recent rule changes for certification, and reveals how much contracting work is set aside for small businesses. Finally, Krottinger offers helpful tips to stand out when bidding for federal contracts.

  • Regulatory Rollbacks Boost Businesses

    Mon, 29 Jul 2019 09:00:16 GMT

    There's been a lot of focus in Washington on rolling back regulations. But which regulations have been changed or scrapped? What impact are those decisions having on businesses? And which regulations still need to be addressed? Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council President Karen Kerrigan takes us through the most significant regulatory changes.

  • How to Divorce-Proof Your Business

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:25:10 GMT

    Jacqueline Newman explains how to protect yourself and your business from divorce before you ever tie the knot and what options remain if you're already married.

  • How to Scale Your Business

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:06:05 GMT

    Learn the 5 phases of building a self-managed company. Pinnacle Global Network CEO Allison Maslan walks us through the five phases of scaling, taking us from the formation of a company to a business structure that delegates many responsibilities to your most trusted subordinates.

  • Five Fatal Business Mistakes

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:06:02 GMT

    Serial Entrepreneur Harrison Rogers started his first successful business in high school and has gone on to expand his career into running a group of businesses that work together in unique ways.

  • Why Your Business Needs a Culture of Privacy

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:05:59 GMT

    Business identity theft is a common occurrence, but most small businesses lack proper understanding and resources to prevent it from happening. We discuss how to keep your business safe and what to do in the event of a data breach.

  • Why Cybersecurity Matters: Every Business is a Target

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:05:56 GMT

    Adam Levin of CyberScout discusses cybersecurity, why it requires constant focus from business owners regardless of the company size as it doesn't make you any less of a target from hackers and thieves.

  • How Spaghetti Builds Business Success

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:05:52 GMT

    "Take Your Human to Work" author Erica Keswin discusses the results of her "Spaghetti Project," proving that strong relationships at work lead to better performance. Noting that millennial and Gen Z employees expect relationships to be a priority in the workplace, Keswin details how to turn your company in that direction.

  • Knowing Customs Key to Business Success

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:05:46 GMT

    Dean Foster, founder of DFA Intercultural Global Solutions and author of "Bargaining Across Borders," explains how knowing traditions and customs in other parts of the world can be the beginning of successful working relationships and how not knowing those things can ruin your efforts before you even begin How can an introduction or an exchange of business cards be a plus or minus for you and how will people in other countries expect you to negotiate?

  • The Value of an Inbound Organization

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:05:42 GMT

    Join us as we discuss the importance of transitioning your company from the antiquated “outbound” culture to an inbound one. Dan Tyre formerly of Hubspot and author of "Inbound Organization," provides key insights into what an inbound organization looks like, as well as how to get started.

  • Four Steps to Be Successful in Your Small Business

    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:32:18 GMT

    Join us as we discuss the challenges and steps to success for small, local business owners with Square Sales Specialist Erin Archuleta. Square recently published a survey revealing their findings on what motivates small business owners, as well as the daily challenges they face. She discusses problems with cash flow, why business owners do what they do, as well as four simple steps to ensure success for your small business.

  • Nonprofit 101: Qualifying for 501(c)(3) Tax Status

    Thu, 7 Jun 2018 15:31:10 GMT

    Beena Soiefer, nonprofit services and finance manager at Vcorp, joins us to discuss why filing for nonprofit status could be very beneficial for your business and how to apply for that designation. Soiefer also walks us through the tax implications of such a change and what the compliance requirements look like. Join us for a concise tutorial on the nonprofit world.

  • 7 Steps to Product Launch Success with Jeannette McClennan

    Wed, 6 Jun 2018 14:28:07 GMT

    Meet Jeannette McClennan, entrepreneur, founder of the McClennan Group, and author of Innovators Anonymous: Seven Steps to Get Your Product off the Ground. In this interview, she describes how to bring together a unique streamlined process to produce and bring new digital products to market.

  • Recent Legislation Makes Now a Great Time to Launch a Business

    Wed, 6 Jun 2018 14:24:36 GMT

    Representative Steve Chabot, Small Business Committee Chair, speaks about the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), how it can help small businesses, cybersecurity for your small business, & much more.

  • Barbara Weltman on Small Business Taxes 2018 and General Tax Preparation Issues

    Mon, 2 Apr 2018 14:59:15 GMT

    Barbara Weltman, a tax and business attorney, guides us through the recently signed tax reform law and how to stay ahead of your tax responsibilities.

  • Small Business Trends: Tips With Gene Marks

    Mon, 2 Apr 2018 14:54:34 GMT

    Gene Marks, Small Business Expert, discusses small business taxes in 2018 and how it's not the only defining factor to running a successful and compliant business.

  • The Need for Change Management Plans and How to Get Started

    Mon, 2 Apr 2018 14:47:24 GMT

    Michelle Seger, Global Sales Strategy and Change Management Leader at SalesGlobe, explains why all business owners should have a change management plan.

  • How to Plan Your Online Business

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:39:12 GMT

    Melinda Emerson, “The Small Biz Lady”, discusses online business best practices. Learn why you should incorporate in order to stand out in a crowded marketplace.