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Top 5 Reasons Your Labor Costs Are Going UP w/ Kerry Heaps

What’s In This Episode:

Did you ever have a job where you had to go ask for a raise? Did you ever get a big raise at a job you've held? Brad and Jill know that this is a tough area for most small business owners. Whether your employees have to find the courage to ask you for a raise, or you're thinking about doling generous raises out to your team, it's always a challenge to figure out how to do it right. And when to do it. And if you should do it at all. That's why they explore the Top 5 Reasons Your Labor Costs Are Going UP in this week's episode and they welcome Strictly Marketing Magazine's Kerry Heaps to the show. Listen in! »


Guest:

Rant:

  • Jill can't stand what's going on in the world of investing. Why are so many venture capitalists supporting companies with millions and millions of dollars when there's barely any market validation for said companies' ideas? Tune in to hear how insane it all is and how it nearly sends her off a cliff...
Direct download: Breaking_Down_Your_Business_EP_173.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Top 5 Ways To Get Someone's Attention Without Being A Pest w/ LeeAnn Webster

What’s In This Episode:

Why is it that all pitches we get are so predictable? How come so many business owners and PR folk have decided to make an ask the same exact way as everyone else? Brad and Jill are getting real bored of the same old templates showing up in their inboxes. They talk about what they'd like to see, how they'd like it delivered, and they wanna hear from YOU. If you have an idea about how to pitch a product or service that breaks the mold, send it in to the Breaking Down Your Business podcast so that they can talk about your biz on the air. So it makes sense that they discuss the Top 5 Ways To Get Someone's Attention Without Being A Pest in this week's episode, and they welcome Telesummit Queen LeeAnn Webster to the show.

Guest:

  • LeeAnn Webster is the founder of Totally Telesummits where she helps her clients produce telesummits and helps them add hundreds of thousands of subscribers to their email lists. Find her on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Tool:

  • Luxe :: It's the Uber for Spothero. Get a valet person to park your car for you, wherever you're going, and have them return it to you wherever you want.
Direct download: Breaking_Down_Your_Business_EP_172.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

What’s In This Episode:

How do you decide what to do when free time pops up in your work day? Do you finally get to all the work that you've been ignoring? Or do you drop everything to head outside and explore the great outdoors? Jill and Brad talk about the different ways that they take advantage of surprise spaces in their day. The one thing that they can agree on? Not attempting to get to that mythical place called Inbox Zero in the precious time they have. In this episode, find out from our co-hosts what they consider The Top 5 Things To Do When You Have Free Time. And join them in welcoming nonprofit consultant Andrew Schulman to the show. Listen in! »


Guest:

  • Andrew Schulman is the founder of Schulman Consulting where he assists small-to-midsize nonprofits and mission-driven small businesses to improve their operations, save time and money, increase revenues and showcase their impact. Find him on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Rant:

  • Jill shares a story about a business that's decided to sell in a very unique way. But the way that the business has decided to sell includes the notion that news of the sale has to go viral. Which ANNOYS JILL TO NO END. Can you plan to go viral? Tune in and let her know if you think the business in question is onto something.
Direct download: Breaking_Down_Your_Business_EP_171.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

The Top 5 Wardrobe Mistakes Small Business People Make w/ Aja McClanahan

What’s In This Episode:

When you see what fellow business owners are wearing, do you ever think to yourself, "Does that person even own a mirror?" Jill and Brad discuss why people get their wardrobes so wrong, where they live (spoiler alert: Las Vegas,) and specifically what body parts should never be revealed in an office space. Do you ever stand at your closet door and wonder what you're going to wear today? How to dress appropriately for that event tomororw night? That's why our co-hosts talk about the Top 5 Wardrobe Mistakes Small Business People Make in this episode and they welcome Principles of Increase's Aja McClanahan to the show. Listen in! »


Guest:

Tool:

  • Zapier :: Brad loves automation, and he's always loved Zapier. They've upped their game and offer a lot of new opportunities for you to connect different apps that you need to get your work done for you in your business. Test it out and let us know if it improves your work flow!
Direct download: Breaking_Down_Your_Business_EP_170.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

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