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36 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Win-Win-Win Business Development strategies with guest Will Coleman, CEO of Alto Rideshare
Will Coleman, CEO of Alto joins Brian and Shavonnah to have an inspiring discussion about business development, differentiation, and perseverance . He is very open and honest about the struggles of launching his company in the middle of the pandemic and the strain that put on their outlook and strategic planning. He discusses being a late market entrant but not as the lower cost alternative. Plus learn about how Alto has accelerated their brand through win-win-win business development agreements with complementary services. Chose Alto for your next lift! https://ridealto.com and stay posted for our next business owner forum on the topic of Business Development!
48 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
The Leadership Gap - Part 2: A Business Owner Panel
Brian and Shavonnah are joined by guests Jordan Harton, CEO and Founder of RISE UP Recruiting and James Brown of James Brown Jr. 360 Chief Talent Officer, International Speaker and Voice Over artist. We explore leadership in the current business and political environment. We cover topics including generational differences in the workforce, women in leadership, addressing racial discrimination and biases and much more!
36 minutes | Jan 22, 2021
The Leadership Gap - Part 1
Brian and Shavonnah discuss the leadership gap -- The business world needs strong leaders now more than ever! They explore how leaders need to adapt and change to the new business climate and provide some resources and examples drawn from their own experiences. Most importantly we are looking for you Big Idealists out there to join in on our one-hour panel to discuss the Leadership Gap. We are looking for business owners, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, sidehustlers or any other leader out there interested in the topic. Please email into firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know a little about you and why you would like to join the panel. Content from the panel will be used in "The Leadership Gap Part 2" episode released in February 2021.
49 minutes | Nov 18, 2020
Strategic Planning 101
Are you doing strategic annual planning for your business? If not what better time to start than now, and if you are, how are you holding yourself and your team accountable throughout the period? Hosts Brian and Shavonnah draw from their personal experiences and other resources to break down the different considerations when doing strategic annual planning. A must listen for any leader in business!
35 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
Brian and Shavonnah discuss the importance of being intentional and strategic about your personal brand. They offer tactical advice based on their own experiences in how to build your own value-based personal brand foundation.
41 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
Further Faster with Best Selling Author Bill Flynn
Brian and Shavonnah interview best selling author and business coach, Bill Flynn. Bill shares his philosophies on how to grow a business starting with the distinction of if you are a startup or a scaleup. We then dive into leadership strategies, product strategies, what exactly does "strategy" even mean, and discuss the importance of being prepared for financial downturn. Bill's book, Further Faster The Vital Few Steps That Take the Guesswork out of Growth is available on Amazon or through his website https://catalystgrowthadvisors.com/.
36 minutes | Aug 18, 2020
Jeremy Jenson - Hiring to Business Culture not education or experience
We are joined by Jeremy Jenson CEO of Encore Search Partners, LLC discussing strategies for hiring commissioned sales people! Encore has been featured on INC 5000, Houston Business Journal Fast 100, and HBJ Best Places to Work and all more than once. so he's been doing a few things right! Join us to hear directly from him what has helped him be successful in sales leadership! #bigideas #smallbusiness #podcast #entrepreneurship #businessstrategy #sales #humanresources #salesleadership
34 minutes | Jul 22, 2020
#Winning - Sales & Business Development Keys to Success Series Kick-Off w/David Ranucci
The Big Ideas team are having a conversation with David about the characteristics of a strong sales person, how to keep selling and teams motivated in a particularly unstable environment, and much more! David is the head of Global sales for RS Energy Group and has over 25 years of sales leadership experience. #bigideas #smallbusiness #sales #busienssdevelopment #entrepreneurship
21 minutes | Jun 15, 2020
Announcing our Six part series! Being Nimble and Responsive in Rapidly Changing Environments
A call out for feedback, guests, sponsors, and other partners to help us with our six part series where each month we will cover a different topic starting in July. We will be looking at how businesses remain nimble and responsive in rapidly changing environments in these six areas each to be its own episode (1) Pricing – how to price your service, Customer Retention methods, "Big Fish" Customers– what to consider, how support, Blue Ocean – what are people not doing in your industry, Upskilling (Coaching, industry associations, Submitting abstracts) and Lawsuits – why, when, how, etc.? Please reach out to us via email@example.com or on social media at @bisbshow to get involved in anyway with our series.
32 minutes | Jun 15, 2020
Running a Business virtually - Maximize the effectiveness of Using Digital Platforms
Brian and Shavannah discuss running a business virtually and how to adopt and thrive with the new communication and cultural norms. We’re losing human-to-human non-verbal communication but we still have to run businesses and run the well but we are gaining flexibility and reach. We offer up ideas on how to use to maximize the effectiveness of digital platforms both internally and externally for your business operations. Tune in to learn what we mean when we say “Keep your digital door open.”
39 minutes | Apr 23, 2020
Business Survival Tips and Lessons Learned from both a Public Health and Economic Crises
Hosts Brian Gendron and Shavannah Roberts Schrieber have record a casual conversation about how small business owners can weather the storm caused by the COVID-19 national public health crisis and the economic impact. We explore the ideas of stretching cash flow and payroll including discussions about the federal assistance loan programs -- Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and strategies to address and negotiation expenses with suppliers, as well as a way to make sure you keep yourself paid as an owner!
27 minutes | Mar 18, 2020
Surviving the Coronavirus - Resources to Help Your Small Business
Lead, stay calm, communicate, be resourceful, be opportunistic, stay on mission, don't panic! Coronavirus and the impact it is having on our daily lives and the economy presents huge challenges for business owners but remember we are problem solvers! We talk about some tips, resources and ideas on how to get through this and come back stronger than ever! Resources: Information for Small Business Owners from the SBA.GOV website landing page: https://www.sba.gov/page/guidance-businesses-employers-plan-respond-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19 Current Declared Disasters: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Declarations/Index Step 1 to Obtaining SBA Disaster Assistance (the only action that can be taken at this time is to create an account, anyone planning to apply for a loan is advised to get financials in order): https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Account/Login TruFund -SMALL BUSINESS COVID - 19 RESPONSE SURVEY Help Us, Help You! Your responses help TruFund Financial and our partners best help you through this crisis! SUBMIT COVID-19 SURVEY RESPONSE ConvertKit has established a $50,000 fund to help creators in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please read details below and then submit your information if you are in need. What types of expenses are covered? If you're already in a tight spot, unexpected expenses could really cause a problem. With that in mind we've made the creator fund flexible. It can be used toward medical expenses, childcare, groceries, or your rent or mortgage. How much will you cover? We've established a $50,000 fund to cover up to $500 per creator. We chose this amount for two reasons: It allows us to help at least 100 creators. We're able to stay under the tax requirements of sending a 1099 or similar paperwork, which would make this far more complicated. We'll use our discretion to decide who to allocate funds to. We know we won't be able to get to everyone before the pool runs out, but we hope this makes a difference for at least 100 people! https://creatorfund.ck.page/
30 minutes | Feb 19, 2020
Funding Your Business with guests Heath Butler and Bobby Bryant
Season 3, Episode 2 "Funding your Business" - Brian and Shavonnah discuss different ways of coming up with the capital needed to start your business. Since they started their services businesses with their own capital and credit, they welcome guests Heath Butler Network Partner of Mercury Fund to discuss strategies for going the Venture Capital route and Bobby Bryant Founder of Ask DOSS shares his experience of starting his technology real estate company with a friends & family funding round. All guests have agreed to help answer any questions derived from the show, please send inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org or through our social media channels!
32 minutes | Jan 28, 2020
Finding Your Purpose in Your Business
#052 - Season 1, Episode 1 - Finding Purpose in Your Business If you are in business or thinking about starting a business, you are doing that with a goal in mind - maybe a financial goal a freedom goal or a change the world goal. So you have a goal, but is that goal tethered to a purpose? Or not? I believe you can start a business and even be successful - to a point - in that business without have a larger purpose defined. However. In this episode we cover: 1. How to identify the purpose for your business? 2. How to update the purpose to make sure that it is an intentional one then aligns with your values? 3. How to activate your purpose in your business' day-to-day operations Join in on the conversation! Share any comments or message us on Social media on purpose or for our next episode on funding your business live on Linkedin on Monday, February 17th at 2:15PM CST.
39 minutes | Jan 27, 2020
Alla Nowowiejski Immigration Attorney It's all about relationships
Episode 51 - Alla started her own immigration law firm and discusses lessons learned from her first year in business including goal setting, balancing family life, and the importance of maintaining relationships. Books Alla would recommend: Man Search for Meaning by Viktor E Frankl The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There are No Easy Answers
38 minutes | Jul 30, 2019
The role relationships play in the “marketing mix.” with guest Shavonnah Roberts Schreiber
Episode 50 – We welcome back Founder and Managing Director of SNR Creative, Shavonnah Roberts Schreiber to discuss the importance of Developing personal relationships as a part of the marketing mix of your business Who are your top 100 relationships and why are they in your tribe? Are you leveraging those relationships to uncover new referrals? Are you referring back to them? Many people neglect to really leverage their relationships in business and we examine some ideas on how you can change that to increase your business and influence. Find Shavonnah at snrcreative.com Further Reading on the subject recommended by Shavonnah: The Power of Who by Bob Beaudine and Talk Triggers: The Complete Guide to Creating Customers with Word of Mouth by Jay Baer and Daniel Lemin
33 minutes | Jul 9, 2019
Changing Food Culture with Naughty Noah’s Vietnamese Pho Noodles Founder Jimmy Tay Trinh
Episode 49 – Changing Food Culture is Jimmy Tay Trihn’s purpose and BIG IDEA! How does a start up entrepreneur tackle a huge global problem? Keeping on purpose is key. His six P’s Founding Principles: Purpose, Passion, People, Product, Planet , Philosophy/Prosperity! He wants the world to eat healthy, nutritious and convenient authentic Vietnamese meals that uses healthy oils and gluten-free rice noodles. Naughty Noah’s has his son’s namesake and is a family recipe that Jimmy used his culinary background to “modernize” using all healthy and natural ingredients as well as a vegan broth as opposed to the animal-based bone broth found in traditional pho noodles. His noodles can be purchased online and at retail locations across the country. Learn more: https://www.naughtynoahs.com/ Naughty Noah’s is participating in the HEB Quest for Texas Best competition as a Houston finalist on August 8th @ Houston Food Bank 535 Portwall, Houston 11:30am. Support Jimmy and Naughty Noah’s if you can make it! Jimmy’s book recommendations that have helped him with personal development? the Success Principles by Jack Canfield, Start with Your Why by Simon Sinek, Jab Jab Jab Right Hook, by Gary Vaynerchuk. Emotional Intelligence Mastery by David Clark, Storybrand by Donald Miller Jimmy’s technology/software/apps that he f would recommend All google apps like google drive, google sheets, etc
38 minutes | Jun 3, 2019
Think it All the Way to the End with guest Shavonnah Roberts Schreiber
Episode 49 – Brian is joined by Shavonnah Roberts Schreiber the Founder & Managing Director of SNR Creative. We dive into how the differentiators of her business drive her success. How the culture of her agency is built on fast execution of ideas to deliverables to their clients and how their firm is truly a full-service marketing agency. We discuss leadership and management strategies such as setting proper expectations, holding people accountable, open communication and allowing team members to feel comfortable and confident to independently think things through to the end. Where to Find SNR Creative / Shavonnah https://www.snr-creative.com/ Twitter: ShavonnahSNRC Social Media: SNRCreative, Instagram SNRCreativeHou App Recommendations: Flock Book Recommendations: Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath The Power of Who: You Already Know Everyone You Need To Know by Bob Beaudine Hope Is Not a Strategy: The 6 Keys to Winning the Complex Sale by Rick Page The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho Seeds for the Soul: Living as the Source of Who You Are Paperback by Chuck Hillig
35 minutes | Apr 24, 2019
Demonstrate Your Value with Elle Pierson CEO of Digital Healthcare Consultants
Elle’s journey from a nurse to a hospital administrator to entrepreneur is nothing short of inspiring and informative. Elle was able to recognize how much value she was bringing as an expert in her work for the hospital. Over time she found a way to bring that to the market as a consultant. Those who are working a corporate job who are interested in going into business on there own will benefit from hearing how she gracefully and strategically exited her career and began her business. Consumerism has changed healthcare; the online forums and social media are avenues for patients to share both positive and negative experiences. Elle’s big ideas was to help healthcare providers manage online reputation and improve overall business. How she manages her business and her time is helpful guidance for business owners. App Recommendations: Asana for Teamwork Collaboration and Project/Workflow Management Zapier for software automation and integration. Audible for Audiobooks Book Recommendations Objections: The Ultimate Guide for Mastering The Art and Science of Getting Past No by Jeb Blount– for sales and marketing strategies
14 minutes | Mar 19, 2019
Finding Careers for Autism Candidates with Guest Jeff Miller, CEO of Potentia
Episode 48 – Brian is joined by Jeff Miller, founder and CEO of Potentia, a full service staffing firm with a passion for finding careers for candidates with autism. Learn about Jeff’s journey as an entrepreneur driven by learned skills, his passion for autism (having a child on the autism spectrum himself) and the opportunity to be in front of the wave of Neurodiversity that is starting in corporate America and will be a large part of inclusion initiatives in the years to come. Jeff’s journey has not been easy. He discusses the importance of learning to fail fast as an entrepreneur and be willing to pivot your business if needed by tracking and measuring results while maintaining your values, passion, and mission as the long-term goals. Recommended Book: Be Chief, It’s a Choice, Not a Title by Rick Miller App Recommendation: Note To Self
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