[Podcast] Build a Company Culture Employees Can’t Live Without

HR plays a critical role in creating, strengthening and evolving company culture. Part of building a strong company culture is discovering the right employees to join your team. Unfortunately, many small businesses drop the ball when it comes to finding and managing their people. Laura Tolhoek, CEO and founder of…Read More

[Podcast] The Secret to Solving Cash Flow Woes

While many concern themselves with increasing their revenue, responsible business owners recognize that it’s cash flow that keeps business afloat. For a company to stay financially healthy and prosperous throughout the years, you’ll need to keep a close eye on every single thing that’s going into and out of your…Read More

[Podcast] Plan All Year Long to Maximize Your Tax Deduction

Tax planning as a small business is crucial to financial success, and that’s all the more reason to get ahead of tax season. Waiting until the eleventh hour to get the ball rolling increases your chances of getting an audit. You also run the risk of missing out on significant…Read More

[Podcast] Deliver Extraordinary Customer Service that Makes Business Boom

Many small businesses believe they offer a great customer service experience. However, the high failure rate of early-stage businesses says differently. According to Dr. Kelly Henry, having great products and services isn’t enough. “Yes, they’re a great plumber. But, they’re terrible at callbacks and getting invoices out.” When it comes…Read More

[Podcast] Get Into Your Clients’ Head and Scale Your Small Business

You’ve heard it before — lack of funding, poor team management, broken business models and failed marketing campaigns. There are numerous reasons small businesses fail and it’s not for the faint of heart. “You have about a 50% chance of making it [for] five years,” explains Bill Flynn. As time…Read More

[Podcast] Create a Strong Brand and Stand Out Among Small Businesses

Take a minute and think about what makes your business stand out. Is it your show-stopping logo design? Maybe it’s your punny advertising efforts? Could it be your thoughtful core values that inspire others? Well, that’s your brand, and even when you’re not trying, you’re making a name for the…Read More

[Podcast] Step Up Effective Communication and Watch Your Business Grow

When it comes to building your business, effective communication plays a big role in your success. This goes beyond simply pushing sales and promotions onto your customers. As a business owner, you must do what Gene Gates calls closing the loop, so you can break out of that problematic one-way…Read More

[Podcast] Overcome the Fear of Failure and Start Your Business

It’s human nature to run from risk, and that is why taking a chance on entrepreneurship is oftentimes unsettling. Non-business owners around you may want your business venture to fail, but it’s not as intentional or malicious as it seems. “It justifies why they never take the leap,” explains Henry…Read More

[Podcast] Creating Connections is Crucial to Business Success

Nothing great is done alone whether that’s working on a large project, leading your team to the Super Bowl or building up a successful business. Regardless of the intended outcome, you’ll need to build a team and connect to get there. The act of building connections has been found to be…Read More

[Podcast] Effectively Build Your Online Presence

Having a strong online presence is a significant part of your marketing strategy. No matter what size your business is or what industry it belongs to, you need to be found digitally. In the latest episode of the “Winning on Main Street” podcast, we sit with Mark Galvin, CEO of…Read More

[Podcast] Straight Talk: It’s Time for Small Biz to Embrace Digital Adoption

Business owners put in place several short-term changes when the pandemic hit. What they didn’t realize was they were preparing for the future. COVID-19 proved to be the push that businesses needed to fast-track digital adoption. In the latest episode of the “Winning on Main Street” podcast, renowned small business…Read More

Real-World Funding & Consulting Resources for Small Businesses

Even in the best of times, building and running a small business is challenging. But 2020 has been anything but the best of times for most small business people. COVID-19, government lockdowns and street protests are just a few of the challenges small business people have had to overcome. Luckily…Read More