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PODCAST: The Age of The Self-Employed
What does it take to be a successful solopreneur? More and more people around the globe these days are turning to the self-employment option. In this episode, Steve sits down with a seasoned expert in the field and gets some surprising best tricks of the trade…. Read More
PODCAST: The $50,000 Staples Push It Forward Contest
Steve explains how to enter the Staples Push It Forward contest that he is helping with this month in which winners can win a $50,000 digital marketing makeover… Read More
PODCAST: Build Success on Your Own Terms, with Your Own Style
Steve interviews Susan Baroncini-Moe, business and marketing strategist, and author of Business In Blue Jeans (coming May 2013)… Read More
PODCAST: Online Content Marketing with Copyblogger.com
Steve talks with Brian Clark, the CEO and Founder of Copyblogger Media about his success with content marketing and social media marketing on the Internet…. Read More
Episode 44: How To Get Noticed in a Cluttered World
Steve discusses ways to get your business or idea noticed in a cluttered world, in good ways and bad ways. He interviews Phil Cooke, author of Unique: Telling Your Story in the Age of Brands and Social Media about how to get heard above the noise…. Read More
From the Vault: Social Entrepreneurship
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…. Read More
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…. Read More
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…. Read More
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…. Read More
Episode 4: How the Self-Employed Should Handle Taxes
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…. Read More
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…. Read More
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!… Read More
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. … Read More
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…. Read More
Episode 28: Heart, Smarts, Guts and Luck: What Kind of Entrepreneur Are You?
Steve Strauss discusses the various types of entrepreneurs with Tony Tjan, the co-author of Heart, Smarts, Guts and Luck: What it Takes to be an Entrepreneur and Build a Great Business. … Read More
Episode 19: Strategies And Tips For Getting Paid On Time (And In Full!)
Steve chats with a collections specialist and talks strategy and tips for getting you paid in full and on time… Read More
Episode 18: Bad Customer Service
What do so many small businesses brag about, but so few do well? Steve talks about good and bad customer service and interviews Barbara Khozam, a customer service expert, author, and trainer.
Episode 17: Startups At Any Age
Steve discusses the fundamentals of starting a business, and interviews Craig Stern of SOLO Eyewear, who started his unique business before graduating college.
Episode 15: Tom Hopkins
Steve talks selling with world-renowned Tom Hopkins.
Episode 14: Branding
How do you brand your business? Steve interviews Anahid Lisa Derbabian of Integrity Communications to discuss branding and marketing.
Episode 13: Consulting
Learn the ups and downs of starting your own consulting business and making it your own boss. Steve interviews Daniel Feiman of Build it Backwards.
Episode 12: Social Media for Your Business
Which social media platform is right for your business? Steve discusses how to effectively use social media for your business with Rivka Kawano, co-owner of New Media Design Studios.
Episode 11: Greening Your Business
This week, Steve discusses greening your business and interviews Mitch Rofsky of Better World Club.
Episode 10: Entrepreneurship
Steve discusses the theory and motivation behind entrepreneurs. He also interviews Colin Jones, Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Tasmania, about his road to success in entrepreneurship.
Episode 9: Business Travel Tips
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.
Episode 8: Using Humor in Your Business
How does using humor fit into business? Why is it so important? Steve interviews comedian and former businessman Dan Nianan about integrating the funny into your business life and how it can benefit you.
Episode 5: Small Biz Retirement
Steve tackles the subject of retirement planning for people in small business. What strategies and methods should business owners without corporate retirement plans know? Steve’s guest this week is Michael Fitzgerald, a Houston-based Certified Financial Planner (CFP) that explains how to responsibly …… Read More
Episode 1: The Promise of Small Business
In the premiere episode of Small Business Success, host Steve Strauss gives a portrait of the current business climate and provides an outline for small business. He also interviews speaker, author, and entrepreneur Barry Moltz about the fundamentals of small business …… Read More
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