Breaking Down Your Business | Small Business | Business Owners | Entrepreneurship | Leadership

What’s In This Episode:

Has it ever hit you that what you don’t know outweighs the things that you do know? Would you like to know how to fix that? Jill and Brad will give you some tips on the many resources available as they discuss the Top 5 Things You Need to Learn Now and where to learn them. Also, they talk with Oz du Soliel, a Microsoft Excel wizard about how to better manage time. Listen in! »

Guest:

  • Oz du Soliel is a Microsoft Excel MVP who uses his knowledge of the program in order to build databases on pretty much anything by his use of scraping. Find him on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube.

Sponsor:

  • The Founding Moms Community: It's the place to be! It offers many video courses, forums, entrepreneurial opportunities, guidance and so many more things to do. Come join this community and open up the door to many different opportunities.

Rant:

Jill has found the power in using apps such as Operator and Fancy Hands in order to get her work complete, but she's not quite sure if this is getting her work done or adding more along the way.

Tools:


Talk to us! Leave us a Google Voicemail so that we can read it in a future episode at 
708.872.7878. Or tweet at us using hashtag #jillnbrad. And leave us a review on iTunes — pretty please? Over here!

Direct download: Get_Smart___w__Oz_du_Soleil___Ep._112.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 4:00am EST

How do you keep up with all of the new technological thingies in this day and age? Brad and Jill debate whether there are people who are early adopters and those who are not, or whether everyone can learn ways to stay on top of the newest apps and gadgets that come out. They also talk about the Top 5 Ways To Keep Up With New Technology in this episode and welcome coach Carol Soares to the show. Listen in! »

Guest:

Tool:

  • Zapier :: It makes your web apps talk to each other. It's awesome. Both Jill and Brad highly recommend it.


Talk to us! Leave us a Google Voicemail so that we can read it in a future episode at 
708.872.7878. Or tweet at us using hashtag #jillnbrad. And leave us a review on iTunes — pretty please? Over here!

 

Direct download: Download_this___w__Carol_Soares___Ep._111.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 4:00am EST

See many deadbeats in your work day? Alllllllll those people who make it challenging for you to get paid -- the folks who don't pay on time, who don't pay at all -- are a pain, and that's an understatement. Brad and Jill share their thoughts on the epidemic that hits small businesses regularly and what they've experienced. They also talk about the Top 5 Things To Do When Money Gets Short in this episode and they welcome product brainstormer and mother of Jill, Kathy Katona, to the show. Listen in! »

Guest:

  • Kathy Katona is a professional brainstormer who's been coming up with great product ideas since Jill was born. She's also Jill's mom. Find her avoiding Twitter, shrugging at Facebook, and having no idea about what Google+ is. 

Sponsor:

  • SurePayroll is a small business owner community that offers members a supportive community and mass resource to help owners. Like getting paid? When you need to run payroll, trust SurePayroll.com to get it done. SurePayroll.com has been dedicated to supporting US small businesses since 2000 and their award-winning, top-rated service makes it easy because they automatically file and pay federal, state and local payroll taxes online, every time. Go to BreakingDownYourBusiness.com/SurePayroll today for a free, personalized price quote. Or give them a call at 866-996-8524.

Tool:

  • FancyHands :: It's a team of assistants ready to work for you right now via an app on your phone. Their assistants are based in the US, but work for clients worldwide. Get 50% off your 1st month, rates start at $29.99 for 5 tasks.


Talk to us! Leave us a Google Voicemail so that we can read it in a future episode at 
708.872.7878. Or tweet at us using hashtag #jillnbrad. And leave us a review on iTunes — pretty please? Over here!

Direct download: Out_of_cash___w__Kathy_Katona___Ep._110.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Do you like moving? Love when major changes happen in your life while you’re running your business? Brad thinks it’s the worst. Jill loves it. So you can imagine the banter that ensues.  They also talk about the Top 5 Ways To Deal With Simultaneous Work And Life Chaos in this episode and they welcome Mary Dombrowski to the show. Listen in! »

 

Guest:

  • Mary Dombrowski helps business owners realize higher levels of consistent cash flow by improving their business development efforts and their cash flow. Find her on LinkedIn.

 

Sponsor:

  • The FMC – The Founding Moms Community is the place to be for mom entrepreneurs who want to build better businesses. With value-packed video courses, an exclusive members-only forum, early access to entrepreneurial opportunities, personalized guidance and so many virtual high-fives, join the FMC waiting list to get in on the action.

 

Turn The Tables:

 

  • Brad needs your help. He loves taking notes electronically. But he’s always avoided taking notes on a laptop because he feels that the laptop screen is a barrier between him and the person he’s talking to…so it is acceptable now to take notes on a computer, or is it still considered rude? Call him. Tell him. (708) 872-7878.

 

Talk to us! Leave us a Google Voicemail so that we can read it in a future episode at 708.872.7878. Or tweet at us using hashtag #jillnbrad. And leave us a review on iTunes — pretty please? Over here!

Direct download: Shake_it_up___w__Mary_Dombrowski___Ep._109.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 4:00am EST

1