PODCAST: John Ratzenberger
On this week’s Small Business with Steve Strauss powered by Greatland podcast Steve interviews a legend! You may know him as Cliff from Cheers or from his appearances in every Pixar movie, but John Ratzenberger is also a tremendous advocate of Small Businesses. John has …
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PODCAST: The $50,000 Staples Push It Forward Contest
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Steve addresses the concept of social entrepreneurship – what is it and how is it changing the face of charity? Steve also interviews Dr. Al Hammond, founder of the Base of the Pyramid social change strategy and member of Ashoka, a global network of social entrepreneurs.
Episode 39: Technology Trends + Customer Service
Technology has changed everything in small business, including costumer service. Steve talks with Alex Bard, CEO of Desk.com and VP of Salesforce.com about how small businesses and the self employed can leverage technology to create better customer relationships. Steve also discusses the pros and cons of Groupon and other social coupon sites.
Episode 36: Women, Minority, Veteran, Disadvantaged Business Owners: How to Get My Business Certified
Small, minority, veteran, and disadvantaged business certifications can help your business get government and corporate contracts. Steve talks with Crystal Kendrick, the President of The Voice of Your Customer, a minority and woman owned marketing firm in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Episode 35: Create a Unique Name and Brand
Steve talks about how a great name and a unique brand can make a business very successful – and responds to a new study about where in the United States entrepreneurs are most likely to come from.
He interview Johnny “Cupcakes” Earle, an amazing businessman and entrepreneur with a unique brand of apparel…he doesn’t sell baked goods.
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Taxes. The word itself can send shivers through some of us. Well, this week Steve covers the world of taxes and how best to go about this yearly task, especially for a small business owner. His guest this week is CPA Ira Klein, who specializes in small business tax issues.
Episode 33: Innovation
Steve talks about ways to innovate and be creative with your business – no matter the size. He interviews Paresh Patel, CEO of VendScreen, about how he innovated an his industry by going after an idea that he had before anyone else and how he never stopped pursuing it.
Episode 32: Shoestring Marketing
Steve talks about some marketing tips you can do on a shoestring budget in this episode. He also interviews Scott Kveton, CEO of Urban Airship, a Portland-based company that powers mobile push notifications. Scott shares a shoestring marketing story of his own…involving donuts!
Episode 31: Retail Success
Steve talks retail – the changing technologies that are affecting it and the tried-and-true tips that have worked for decades. He interviews Chip Averwater, author of the book Retail Truths: The Unconventional Wisdom of Retailing. Chip has great insight into the tricky world of retailing, and gives some good tips for retail owners, employees, or any entrepreneur.
Episode 30: Green Marketing
Steve talks about the “green” market, greening your business to make it ethical and profitable, and how green customers are more loyal. He interviews Shel Horowitz, marketing consultant and author of Guerrilla Marketing Goes Green: Winning Strategies to Improve Your Profits and Your Planet.
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This week Steve discusses business travel, an often miserable or tedious experience for many. He welcomes back comedian Dan Nainan to the show, who traveled over 200,000 miles last year alone. Dan shares his useful and comedic tips on making your travel experience a good one.
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