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33 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
Opportunity During Crisis with Michael Butler
One of the most active, engaged and respected mergers & acquisitions firms in the country, Cascadia Capital has advised business owners during good times, and not so good. Now, as we manage through a crisis, where are the opportunities? In this episode, Brian welcomes Cascadia Capital Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO Michael Butler to share his insight and advice on how to not only survive, but thrive during this period.
27 minutes | Apr 7, 2020
The Secret Language of Healthcare
Health advocacy expert Robin Shapiro has seen and done it all in her 30 year career. She got her start working on the government's "America Responds to AIDS" campaign in the 1980's then transitioned to the world of biotech where she created innovative programs that put patients first. Robin has founded several companies focused on patient advocacy. Today, she's an angel investor, leading expert and author of the fascinating book "The Secret Language of Healthcare". Robin joins Business Briefing Host Brian Bushlach to share her insight on the the healthcare system, providing timely advice during the COVID-19 pandemic.
34 minutes | Apr 2, 2020
The Gratitude Guy: David George Brooke
While the coronavirus is crushing the economy, it's also taking a toll on mental health. Millions of business owners and professionals across the country have been displaced from their daily routine, are facing significant economic losses, and an uncertain future. In this episode, Brian invites "The Gratitude Guy" David George Brooke to share his inspirational story, and how daily gratitude can transform your life and create opportunities you never dreamed of.
33 minutes | Mar 30, 2020
Coronavirus + LEAN = CLEAN Transformation
Season 2 of Business Briefing launches early with in-depth content as business owners and executives across the nation and around the world deal with a new normal thanks to the coronavirus. In this episode, Host Brian Bushlach welcomes Sam Pardue, CEO of Indow, a Portland, Oregon based clean tech startup. Sam and his team have taken LEAN to another level, with CLEAN manufacturing to protect themselves and their business from the virus. Best of all, they're sharing what they've implemented with you.
35 minutes | Oct 31, 2019
Management Mess to Leadership Success
With budget and business planning for 2020 underway, Brian welcomes LJ Suzuki from CFO Share to get a read on the economy. Plus, author Scott Miller shares his book "Management Mess to Leadership Success" and tells why he feels it's more important to share your messes and mistakes as a leader and learn from them. Also, a preview of next week's download focusing on how small business can save significant money on health care and benefits.
34 minutes | Oct 24, 2019
Time Management for Small Business Owners
One minute you're the owner. The next, you're cleaning up a mess, dealing with a customer service issue, and then you're putting on your sales hat. For small business owners, there's never enough time in the day. Brian welcomes author & expert Julie Morgenstern to share her insightful book "Time Management from the Inside Out". Also, what do Halloween and office HR have in common? Behavioral science expert Jeff Kreisler offers a fresh take.
34 minutes | Oct 16, 2019
The 3-Minute Rule + Oregon Saves Countdown
Running a successful small business requires hard work, sacrifice, strong selling skills and a little bit of timing and luck doesn't hurt. These days, cutting through the noise and time constraints to get your product message across is more important than ever. Former Hollywood producer Brandt Pinvidic shares his strategy "The 3-Minute Rule". Plus, an Oregon Saves update, our Salute to Small Business featuring Lilly's Foods, and Coach Chris Carlson is back with advice for entrepreneurs.
40 minutes | Oct 9, 2019
Flip Flippen: Your Third Story
Aliat CEO Bob Kohnle leads off the podcast with additional information and insight for small business owners in Oregon racing to comply with the "Oregon Saves" mandate. Also, an update and clarification on exempt vs non-exempt status. Brian also welcomes social entrepreneur, consultant & author Flip Flippen who shares how stories from your past may influence your future in his book "Your Third Story.
37 minutes | Oct 2, 2019
Special Report: 401K Mandates & Deadlines
Several states, including Oregon, are requiring small business owners to offer 401K plans or face stiff fines non-compliance. The next deadline is November 15th for small business owners with 5-9 employees to comply with the mandate. Host Brian Bushlach welcomes 401K expert Gary Ruybalid to discuss the best option, partnering with Aliat. Brian also calls on employment attorney and HR consultant Scott Warrick to define emotional intelligence and share his latest book "Solve Employee Problems Before They Start".
33 minutes | Sep 25, 2019
Small Business Data Security and Management Training Tips
Cyber security concerns are now a major issue for small business owners across the country. While a data breach is the worst case scenario, even an email hack can disrupt business and lead to significant financial losses. Brian welcomes IT security expert Jeremy Davis, co-owner of Cloudminders. Management training is another key issue, one that is often assumed, literally. Author Victoria Roos-Olsson shares Frankin Covey's latest, book on the topic "Everyone Deserves a Great Manager".
36 minutes | Sep 18, 2019
Father of the 401K Alerts Oregon Small Business Owners
Oregon is among several states requiring small businesses with as few as five employees to offer a retirement savings plan by November 15, 2019. There's more. Oregon is also requiring small business owners with four or fewer employees to implement a retirement plan by May 15, 2020. The "Father of the 401K", Ted Benna joins us to alert small business owners and offer his option, the Benna 401K as an alternate to "Oregon Saves", offered by the State of Oregon. Aliat CEO Bob Kohnle also joins us to share how his model can help real estate brokerages attract and retain talented agents by offering cost-effective health care solutions.
28 minutes | Sep 11, 2019
Health Care: How Small Businesses Can Create a Cost Savings
After 15 years on-air in radio syndication, "The Voice of Small Business", Business Briefing Presented by Aliat, pushes to podcast format with timely information on health care. Host Brian Bushlach welcomes Dr. Bob Kohnle, CEO of Aliat, who explains how small businesses can not only manage health care costs, but create a cost savings. Also, ADAPT Training Founder Brian Cassidy shares how his team is redefining "corporate fitness".
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