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The Ideal Small Biz Podcast
26 minutes | 5 days ago
Start with Your Exit
You probably have heard before that the golden rule in business is to “begin with the end in mind.” And if you’re like most entrepreneurs, you already know that before you can achieve huge results, you must understand the steps needed to get there. That’s exactly why we speak with Jill and Brad from Exit Playbook as part of our “IDEAL Start-Up Series!” after you hear this episode you will fully understand why it’s so important to have a plan in place from Day 1!
27 minutes | 19 days ago
Hiring Your Best Employees
When building a successful business, finding great employees can make or break your company. Today Mike Zeigle from Careerlink brings us proven ways to help your business find and hire the best staff possible! Mike’s many years of experience will benefit you whether you’re hiring your 1st or your 100th employee! Click and take a listen!
20 minutes | 25 days ago
There’s a lot of chaos in the world today. There’s more division than ever before. If you’re tired of all the negativity and suffering you see on the news and online, take a few minutes to watch this video. Tara Bowne shares a deeply personal and amazing story of how her family brings light into the world through their son Ryker. Do yourself a favor and shut off the news, close your social media apps, and embrace this story of love and good-will that makes our world a better place.
20 minutes | a month ago
New Baby, New Biz, No Problem!
Do you ever feel overwhelmed with your business? Trying to juggle home, work, and personal life all at once? Well, today we speak with Jenny Alford of Davis & Co Designs, who had a new born baby, started a business, AND navigated the impact of COVID right as she opened her doors! Jenny has an amazing start-up story to share as part of our “IDEAL Start-Up Series!” Her business is thriving through all the turmoil of 2020 and has a bright future ahead. Watch the video now and click the link in the comments for future updates!
5 minutes | a month ago
Is Starting a Biz Safer than Your 9-5?
This one is for the dreamers, the doers, the entrepreneurs...who have not started yet.Or maybe you’ve started your business but you’re questioning if you made the right move. Or maybe you’ve been at this start-up game for a while and you’re just having one of those days where you think having a “real job” would be much easier! So if you dream of having a small business, if your goal is to work for YOU, but you continue believing that the risk is too great, then you are leaving your fate up to something outside of your control. And where will that get you in life?
24 minutes | a month ago
Risk, Reward, & Donuts!
Have you ever dreamed of starting a business? Today we hear an amazing story of risk, reward and, most importantly, donuts as part of our “IDEAL Start-Up Series!” Elizabeth Pooley, founder of Square Donut in Omaha, is our guest and she tells us about the obstacles she faced, the divine intervention she experienced, and what it’s like starting a new food business during COVID! If you’re someone who appreciates determination, entrepreneurship, and sweet tasty treats then click and listen to her story now!
9 minutes | 2 months ago
The True Cost of Hiring an Employee
One of the biggest mistakes people make in business is not fully understanding their numbers before hiring an employee. Hiring without knowing the true costs is like buying a new car without checking the sticker price! If you’re someone who is serious about running a successful business then you already know the value of planning ahead. Listen now to learn exactly how to budget for your next employee!
4 minutes | 2 months ago
Small Business Means Big Impact
Small business makes a big impact in our communities. In fact, small businesses are responsible for creating millions of jobs and provide income for families all over the world. By supporting local businesses, we help improve our economy and increase our sense of togetherness. Our mission at Ideal is “Local Business Success!” Let’s make a conscious effort to stand behind local and build a better future together!
31 minutes | 2 months ago
IDEAL Start-Up Series: Christen Scofield Owner The Bright Side of Happy
We are featuring new businesses to support in our "IDEAL Start-Up Series!" Today we speak with Christen Scofield from the Bright Side of Happy! Christen tells her start-up story of juggling health, family, and a new business through the challenges of COVID-19!
28 minutes | 5 months ago
Early PPP Forgiveness, More Grant info, &; Free Marketing Tools
Additional guidance was provided on a common PPP question about early forgiveness last week. We discuss how this impacts your loan along with additional grant opportunities that are available. We also cover some free marketing tools provided by Google and Facebook that can give your business a boost along with an open Q&A.
36 minutes | 5 months ago
EZ PPP Application, Possible 2nd Round of PPP Money, & More
Another week brings more changes to the PPP program. This week the SBA released a new simplified forgiveness application so we cover the details during this call. In addition, a common question has been "what do I do when PPP funds run out?" We cover two possible solutions to look for along with updating the Nebraska Stabilization Grant process
39 minutes | 5 months ago
PPP Updates & Nebraska Stabilization Grant Money
The PPP forgiveness process has changed once again. Luckily the changes are not as dramatic as last week, however there are things to note as you use the funds. Also, the state of Nebraska announced a new grant program offering up to $12K for businesses impacted by COVID-19. We discuss these topics and more with a live Q&A.
33 minutes | 6 months ago
Positive Changes to PPP & One Big Landmine to Avoid
The PPP Flexibility Act significantly changed the PPP loan forgiveness process. Most of the changes are postiive and will help business owners achieve full forgiveness. However, there are a few landmines to watch out for with the new law. We discussed these changes with an open Q&A on our Monday discussion call.
54 minutes | 6 months ago
PPP Loan Forgiveness & Potential Changes to the Program
New guidance was issued regarding the PPP Loan forgiveness process. Today we cover the important aspects of the application along with potential changes that can impact how the funds are used. Listen now for the latest update!
61 minutes | 7 months ago
Re-Opening Your Business: Department of Economic Development Director Tony Goins
Small businesses are taking small steps towards normalcy and re-opening as of May 4th. The Governor established a business task force to provide information on best practices for re-opening and to get real-time feedback from local businesses. Dept of Economic Development Director Tony Goins is the chair of that task force and joined us to discuss.
61 minutes | 7 months ago
PPP Forgiveness, EIDL program and more with Leon Milobar District Director of the Small Business Administration
There are still questions remaining about PPP forgiveness, the EIDL program, and more for businesses to answer. We went straight to the source and invited the District Director of the Small Business Administration Leon Milobar to join our weekly round-table. Leon was generous with his time and very helpful answering questions many of us face during COVID-19
56 minutes | 7 months ago
PPP Loan Forgiveness, the Next Round of Funding, & What's Next after PPP?
I hosted a round-table discussion on Monday April 20th with 60+ small businesses. We discussed the steps needed to ensure you get PPP loan forgiveness and what to do if you were not able to get the first round of funding. We also covered what to do as the world starts to "normalize" again
52 minutes | 7 months ago
PPP Loan Details & What How to Prepare for the New "Normal"
The impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt by small businesses across the nation. To help us through this, we held a round-table discussion with small businesses on April 13th. We cover details on SBA loan programs along with creating our future as entrepreneurs through these changes.
60 minutes | 8 months ago
Clarity on Small Business Loans, Tax Programs, and Other COVID-19 Relief
There is a lot of new "stuff" out there for small businesses including the PPP Loan, EIDL advance program, tax deferrals, tax credits, and more. If you are feeling uncertain and overwhelmed, you are not alone! We hosted a round-table discussion on April 6th to clarify the different programs available for your small business.
58 minutes | 8 months ago
The CARES Act: Forgivable Loans, Deferred Payroll Tax, and More Details
There are many ways a small businesses can receive help through the new CARES Act. Today we cover the details of the new forgivable SBA loan program, potential payroll tax deferrals, and more. We hosted 50+ like-minded small business owners for a round-table Q&A
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