Shannon is a Builder. He enjoys building new businesses and tries to surround himself with super-talented people that help make the magic happen. He currently has interests in the following markets: Software, Vacation Rentals, Social Network and Marketplace Selling, Podcasts, Fishing, ​and Waterfowl Hunting.
We have spoken to hundreds of Small Business owners over the past 6-years here on the show. A small batch of those folks were franchise owners that have had success with various franchise opportunities. Today on the show, we get a chance to talk to Andrew Millar, a Franchise Sales Specialist with UBreakIFix. We’re going to dig deep into the franchise business model to see what makes it work for some people who want to run their own business but have some back office and marketing support via a franchise. We’ll also learn more about UBreakIFix and their specific franchise. 00:00:00 Small Business Show #305 for Wednesday, December 2, 2020 When you don’t know how to do something, do the wrong thing. Someone will guide you.  Andrew Millar, Franchise Sales Specialist with uBreakiFix When Franchising: Find a proven business model Find a company with support Find a built-in, loyal customer base Controlled competition from the same brand A team dedicated to your success 16:35 SPONSOR: RemoteHQ – Get Three Months Free of a RemoteHQ Workspace at with code SBS. 18:33 SPONSOR: BetterHelp – Save 10% off your first month while taking charge of your mental health at Hiring within a Franchise Corporate Refugees Homogenizing the repair IFE Website for Different Franchise Opportunities We Love Mistakes “If you don’t run your business, your business runs you.” Genuine Apple Parts! SBS 305 Outtro uBreakiFix YouTube Page
There’s nothing better than having a Small Business Show listener reach out to us with a request to be on the show. Recently, we were contacted by a listener via LinkedIn with a compelling message about his experience starting and selling a Small Business and about the challenges of being in the ticketing and live event business that was completely shut down due to Covid. Evan Samet founded TicketInsider in 2013 and after experiencing significant success, he sold the company in 2018. Evan is now the VP of Purchase and Marketing at Key Investment Group, another ticketing and VIP experience company. Join your hosts Shannon Jean and Dave Hamilton as we take a deep dive into the ticketing and live event business to learn how they are surviving during Covid and their plans to thrive once live events return.  00:00:00 Small Business Show #304 for Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Please…Review The Small Business Show Evan Samet, Founder of TicketINsider, Vice President of Purchasing & Marketing at Key Investment Group A surprise 100% return for tickets at Toad’s Place starts a business! They canceled Wimbledon! Stop and ask: What does your company actually do? 00:13:11 SPONSOR: Issuu. The All-In-One Tool To Create & Distribute Great-Looking Content. Get Issuu for free or get 50% off a Premium account. Both at with promo code SBS. 00:15:13 SPONSOR: TextExpander lets you be both efficient and accurate. gets you 20% off your first year! The live entertainment business returns? Marc Geiger Claustrophobia Economy Here comes the Roaring Twenties! Hiring advice: Find people smarter than you Always work on your business skills Know that you’re valuable elsewhere We Love Mistakes! Mistake: Don’t always be the expert Advice: Have another stream of revenue SBS 304 Outtro Find Evan Samet on LinkedIn
There’s so much to figure out with digital marketing on social channels like Facebook and Instagram. Techniques for finding success need to be continually measured and updated since what worked a few months ago may no longer have an impact. Finding a trusted source for help can be a challenge. Joining us today on The Small Business Show is the Founder and CEO of Divine Social. Traci Reuter has decades of sales and marketing experience and now focuses her expertise on helping companies create and focus their strategies for digital marketing success. 00:00:00 Small Business Show #303 for Wednesday, November  18, 2020 Creating Facebook, Insta, Pinterest campaigns with Traci Reuter from Divine Social Entrepreneurship: Start out of necessity, continue for the freedom (or flexibility) The allure of predictability Evergreen advertising funnel – Three pillars Building audience Create engagement Generate conversions Bring your customers into your ecosystem first SPONSOR: Headspace. You deserve to feel happier, and Headspace is meditation made simple. Visit to get started. SPONSOR: Linode. Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and choice of 10 node locations. Visit to start with a $100 credit.  Warm Up your customer before you convert “I have yet to see a business where video doesn’t work” 80% of all video is watched with the volume off When it’s screaming at you, trust your gut. With Amazon (and others) “You don’t own the customer relationship” Action: Create a video with a call to action, then let it run for a month “Just because it fails doesn’t mean it didn’t work.” If you’re spending more than $3k/month on social Email Traci: for your free 15-minute call Traci Reuter from Divine Social Review SBS (please! 🙂
As Small Business owners, we are all laser-focused on creating healthy and profitable businesses as part of the path to living a Charmed Life. But what about building your own personal brand? Expanding off of your business success to create a network of success based just on who you are. Today on the show, we are joined by one of our favorite guests to discuss the art of personal branding. Brian Burke is the Founder and Chief Mac Man at, Founder of, he’s a Board Member and Technology Chair for the Adopt a Class Foundation, and he’s pretty much the most active person you will find on LinkedIn with over 14,000 followers. He’s the guy in the bright blue suit with the huge smile on his face, and today, we’re going to talk about Brian’s take on the power of building your personal brand. Join your hosts, Dave Hamilton and Shannon Jean, as we take a deep dive into what it takes to build a successful personal brand and vast LinkedIn network. 00:00:00 Small Business Show #302 for Wednesday, November  11, 2020 “Nice to be good for something.” 00:03:59 SPONSOR: gets you 20% off your first year Brian Burke – Sell Your and Building and Maintaining Your Personal Brand Facebook vs. LinkedIn The work of Amassing Your Following Persistence and Consistency That 30-to-60 minute window Overnight success takes at least a year Giving Back Inspire engagement Brian is in Our Mistakes Book! Jonathan Palmer LinkedIn Video Tips Be authentic Just start writing Visit Brian Burke on LinkedIn – Sell Your and SBS Outtro Find us Review us!    
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