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The Small Biz Ahead podcast is a weekly podcast that answers small business owner's most common questions. Hosted by Elizabeth Larkin and small business owner and expert Gene Marks, this weekly podcast will help you to run your business more efficiently. Topics include cash flow management, managing employees, customer service and retention, productivity, and generating new leads for your small business.
148 Episodes
Over the past few years, the idea of developing a startup business has become a very romanticized one, often calling to mind the success stories of either Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg. However, in reality, running a business is rarely as simple and often filled with lots of significant challenges. In episode #157, Gene Marks […]The post How Do I Overcome the Challenges of Building My Own Startup? (Podcast) | Episode #157 appeared first on .
Between sifting through stacks of resumes and conducting endless interviews, the hiring process can be an intimidating one, especially since choosing the wrong candidate can result in terrible consequences for your small business. Fortunately, there are several measures that you can take to not only simplify your current recruiting practices, but also ensure that you […]The post How Do I Hire the Best Candidate for My Small Business? (Podcast) | Episode #156 appeared first on .
As most small business owners will tell you, some form of liability coverage is required if you want to protect yourself and your employees from potential legal action. However, for business owners who run a sole proprietorship, purchasing insurance is more than a precaution. It’s an absolute necessity. Unlike other types of small businesses, there […]The post What Type of Liability Insurance Do Sole Proprietors Need? (Podcast) | Episode #155 appeared first on .
While the majority of advertising is currently being geared towards social media platforms, email marketing campaigns continue to play a pivotal role in the promotion of small businesses. However, before you begin bombarding every person on your email contact list with your business’s most recent newsletter, you need to make sure that your messages aren’t […]The post Are There Rules When It Comes to Sending Small Business Newsletters? (Podcast) | Episode #154 appeared first on .
From train tickets to restaurant bills, your employees are bound to incur a number of expenses when they travel for business purposes. However, if they’re not careful, these costs could add up and eventually put a substantial dent in your profits. So, how much should you, as a small business owner, allow your employees to […]The post How Much is Too Much For Meal and Travel Expenses? (Podcast) | Episode #153 appeared first on .
Because credit cards have become the most popular form of payment among customers, it seems only natural that a small businesses would want to expand their current payment options to accommodate this preference. Still, before you go ahead and start allowing your clients to pay by card, you need to find an affordable merchant whose […]The post What Merchant Should You Use To Process Credit Card Payments? (Podcast) | Episode #152 appeared first on .
No matter how passionate you are about your small business, there will inevitably be times when you feel drained and discouraged, perhaps even to the point of quitting. Still, before you act on these negative emotions, it’s important to assess whether it’s really time to move on or if you’re simply stuck in a rut. […]The post Are You Worn Down From Running Your Small Business? Here’s How to Take it to the Next Level (Podcast) | Episode #151 appeared first on .
There are few situations more frustrating for a small business owner than a customer who refuses to pay on time. But, as tempting as it might be to confront your client and exchange some harsh words with them, this type of behavior will only make matters worse. So, what is the most appropriate way to […]The post Are Your Customers Not Paying You? Here’s What To Do (Podcast) | Episode #150 appeared first on .
Are you a small business owner who’s unsure how to spend your most recent profits? While it might be tempting to use all that money to pay off any outstanding debt, you should also consider setting aside some of your profits and reinvesting them back into your small business. In episode #149, Gene Marks and […]The post What To Do With Year End Profit At Your Small Business (Podcast) | Episode #149 appeared first on .
At first glance, a competitive vacation package might seem like one of the most reasonable benefits you could offer your employees. After all, everyone deserves an occasional break now and then. However, what should you do when a staff member decides to take advantage of your business’s generous vacation policy and decides to use all […]The post What To Do When Your Employee Wants To Take All Their Paid Time Off At Once (Podcast) | Episode #148 appeared first on .
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