Small Business Podcasts

Business owners and industry experts provide advice and share tips on starting as well as running a business.

Toolkit Podcast Archive

  • 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.

  • How TerraCycle Combines Corporate Responsibility and Profits

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:20:13 GMT

    Tom Szaky founded TerraCycle in an effort to recycle the unrecyclable. Learn more about how this entrepreneur expanded an idea to an international scale.

  • The Power of Social Media and Content Marketing

    Thu, 30 Nov 2017 09:14:32 GMT

    The President of Egg Marketing gives tips and tricks for small businesses looking to build a social media presence and beginning content marketing.

  • The Vital Importance of Local Businesses

    Wed, 8 Nov 2017 08:56:27 GMT

    Learn how an entrepreneur and her organization help small businesses in underserved areas grow through buying locally and supporting local businesses.

  • How to Start a Non-Profit

    Mon, 6 Nov 2017 09:08:54 GMT

    Listen to Blair Anderson, President of the National Association of Non-Profits, discuss considerations for starting and managing a non-profit, plus common mistakes to avoid.

  • NFL Alumni Association Cultivates Entrepreneurial Spirit

    Wed, 4 Oct 2017 12:09:07 GMT

    Elvis Gooden Sr., interim president and CEO, and chief financial officer of the NFL Alumni Association, talks about the support available to NFL retirees who become entrepreneurs and why so many NFL players start their own businesses after retirement.

  • Applying the Science of Kindness to Business

    Wed, 4 Oct 2017 10:06:50 GMT

    Kindness Hall Founder Allen Hecht explains how kindness or "mindfulness" towards others can not only have an impact on society but on how employers interact with employees and how businesses treat customers.

  • What Small Business Owners Need to Know About Expanding Into Canada

    Thu, 7 Sep 2017 14:10:53 GMT

    Traci Houck, Head of Operations for Global Corporate Services at CT Corporation, gives an overview of why and how small businesses should do business in Canada.

  • Challenges and Opportunities for Baby Boomer Entrepreneurs

    Thu, 7 Sep 2017 09:58:45 GMT

    Baby Boomer and chief coach at Bizstarters, Jeff Williams discusses the state of entrepreneurship for people over 50, as well as considerations for those interested in starting their own business.

  • How to Choose a State of Incorporation

    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:27:30 GMT

    Bizfilings Service Operations Consultant Tim Jensen talks about the factors to consider when incorporating and gives suggestions for when it’s appropriate to incorporate in a “business-friendly state” like Delaware or Nevada.

  • The Impact of Regulations on Small Businesses

    Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:47:04 GMT

    Karen Kerrigan, CEO of the Small Business Entrepreneurship Council, discusses the regulatory compliance landscape for small businesses, as well as best practices.

  • What it Takes to Start a Contracting Company

    Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:25 GMT

    Shawn McCadden, a remodeling expert, explains the difference between contracting and construction businesses, the right entity to establish, and which insurance and liability policies are necessary.

  • How to Launch a Successful Restaurant Business

    Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:30:22 GMT

    Pabir Nijjar, who turned around a struggling pizza restaurant in California, shares his personal story about the unique challenges of restaurant ownership and discusses what it takes to be a successful.