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How to be Productive, even when you feel Unproductive
This episode of Small Business with Steve Strauss powered by Microsoft, is all about how to maintain productivity. As the line blurs between home and the office, it becomes hard to figure out when to take time off and when to put in those extra hours. There is a balance somewhere between procrastination and working yourself sick and today Steve will provide some guidance to help you manage it. In Ask An Expert (almost) Live, Steve takes a question from (someone) who has a problem maintaining momentum once summer arrives. It's something we can all relate to; How do we fight procrastination? Steve has some great tips on how to win the battle! The guest this week is Laura Stack! Laura is a Speaker Hall of Fame inductee and known world-wide as the Productivity Pro. She has great advice for any Entrepreneur, no matter what level you're at! From learning how to set boundaries like turning off email reminders, to maximizing the time you do spend working, to hiring someone to help you out, you will not want to miss her interview. Laura also has some great tips on behalf of a  Fellowes Brands survey.  Don't forget, you can submit your question for an "Ask An Expert Live" segment by sending an email to theselfemployed@yahoo.com. Subscribe to the Small Business Success RSS Feed to get weekly podcasts automatically! Or, listen on iTunes!
Steve Strauss interviews the Man Who Invented Siri
Norman Winarsky joins Steve Strauss to talk about the invention of Siri and his new book IF YOU REALLY WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD: A Guide to Creating, Building, and Sustaining Breakthrough Ventures. Plus, Steve's tale from his recent visit to China!
Using Technology to Grow Your Business
In this week's Small Business with Steve Strauss powered by Greatland podcast Steve discusses using technology to grow your business. Plus an interview with Sabrina Parsons of Palo Alto Software.
How To Go Viral
In this episode Steve interviews the KING of VIRAL CONTENT, Emerson Spartz!  Emerson's websites receive more than 45 million monthly users.  He is the creator of OMG Facts and Dose.com and his unique story is a must listen.  His advice and techniques will prove invaluable to your business.
Why No One Likes Your Content
In this week's Small Business with Steve Strauss powered by Microsoft podcast, we discuss the art of creating content. Getting the right post, noticed by the right people, can seem like an enigma these days. Often times you can end up wondering why no one likes your content. Well today, we have one of the world's foremost experts Emerson Spartz, to share some of the secrets of his viral content success.
Easy Ways To Get The Help You Need
For today's interview, Steve is joined by one of the foremost experts in Small Business. Kedma Ough is the Director of the Mt. Hood Community College chapter of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The SBDC has chapters all over the country, where they provide experts to overcome any type of obstacle that you could possibly encounter as a business owner. The best part...the advice is free, just like this podcast!
Take Your Business From Small to Big
Having a strategy and goal of where you'd like to take your business, is as important at the day-to-day operations. Do you plan to franchise? How about expand to more locations? Or, would you like to cash in on your hard work and sell your business? In this episode of Small Business with Steve Strauss powered by Microsoft, you will learn about how to take your business from small, to big! Steve brings in some world class experts in this topic, with Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey, the co-Founders of Barefoot Wine. Michael and Bonnie took their company from a laundry room office, to selling to one of the largest wine distributors in the world. From marketing, to strategy, to cost analysis and so much more, they provide a wealth of information that can directly apply to your business. They also provide advice worldwide via The Barefoot Spirit. Don’t forget, you can submit your question for an “Ask An Expert Live” segment by sending an email to theselfemployed@yahoo.com. Subscribe to the Small Business Success RSS Feed to get weekly podcasts automatically! Or, listen on iTunes!
Write The Right Way
Whether it's writing a business proposal, or creating the perfect marketing message, it's always important to craft your message the right way.  In this week's Small Business Success Podcast brought to you by Staples, Steve helps to give you the guidelines you'll need. Steve interviews the incredible Laura Brown, author of How to Write Anything: A Complete Guide.  This book has been instrumental for so many business and is something every Entrepreneur should read. This is followed by a Startup Story profiling one of the most successful authors of all time.  We know you'll enjoy this tale!
John Sculley
John Sculley joins Steve to discuss his past successes with Pepsi and Apple and John's philosophies on how how to create a successful business.  Also, John speaks about his new book, Moonshot!: Game-Changing Strategies to Build Billion-Dollar Businesses.  Plus, we hear about John's new program, How To Build A Successful Business.
Crash Course In Shipping
In this episode of Greatland Small Business Success Podcast, Steve gives you a Crash Course In Shipping.   There are some amazing ways to help your business save money and even take advantage of FREE opportunities while getting your product into the hands of customers.  In the interview segment, you'll find out how to make mailing and shipping easier, faster and more efficient from Amine Khechfé, Co-Founder and General Manager of Endicia.  Endicia is the preferred shipper for Etsy and you'll also hear some great tales of success in this week's Startup Story.  Your business could be next!
Millennials and Your Small Business
This episode of Small Business with Steve Strauss powered by Microsoft, is about Millennials and your small business. Millennials are now demographically the largest generation and great number of them are also small business owners. How can you attract them to your business, for both sales and as employees? Steve went to the source and came away with some amazing tips that you can use to energize your business. Our guest interview this week is with Emerson Spartz! Emerson is an amazing millennial entrepreneur, whose websites receive more than 45 million monthly users.  He is the creator of OMG Facts and Dose.com and his unique story and advice is incredibly inspiring.
 National Entrepreneurship Week Recap
This episode of Small Business with Steve Strauss powered by Microsoft, is a recap of National Entrepreneurship Week. There was one question that was asked all week; What is the secret ingredient that makes someone a great entrepreneur? Steve tells you what he thinks it is and outlines a great path for you to achieve your goals. Our guest for today is Melanie Gass, Senior Partner/Channel Marketing Manager at Microsoft. Steve caught up with Melanie at the Creative Live Studio in Seattle to discuss National Entrepreneurship Week origins and the goal of creating a community with a wide variety of companies. Celebrating and supporting entrepreneurs has become a focus at Microsoft and they've done a great job of it. From Office 365, to Skype for Business, you'll receive some extremely valuable information on how to improve your company! Don't forget, you can submit your question for an "Ask An Expert Live" segment by sending an email to theselfemployed@yahoo.com. Subscribe to the Small Business Success RSS Feed to get weekly podcasts automatically! Or, listen on iTunes!
Marketing Secrets from MailChimp
This episode of Small Business with Steve Strauss powered by Microsoft, is all about marketing. More importantly, how to take advantage of every opportunity you have as a business, to maintain and grow your customer base. Steve turns to a company that knows exactly how to that. On this episode, you'll learn marketing secrets from MailChimp! In our Ask An Expert (Almost) Live segment, Steve takes a question from Maggie. Maggie uses a marketing newsletter, which is a great way to stay engaged with your customers. The question is, how do you grow your email marketing list? Steve has four tips that he's used, that you can apply today. Steve is then joined by the CEO and co-founder of MailChimp, Ben Chestnut! The story of MailChimp is a fascinating one. From their humble beginnings, to becoming the primary sponsor of the phenomenon of Serial. Once he was parodied on SNL, he knew they'd made it! Ben has some wonderful stories and incredible advice on how to grow your business. Don't forget, you can submit your question for an "Ask An Expert Live" segment by sending an email to theselfemployed@yahoo.com. Subscribe to the Small Business Success RSS Feed to get weekly podcasts automatically! Or, listen on iTunes!
What can your favorite device do for your Small Business?
We are celebrating Small Business Week in this episode of Small Business with Steve Strauss powered by Microsoft! Every year since 1963, the SBA has celebrated small business, entrepreneurs and the incredible impact they have in communities everywhere. Today we'll revisit some success stories from the past, that continue to hold valuable lessons for us today. Then, Microsoft will help you figure out how to turn the devices you use every day, into invaluable tools to take your business to the next level. In our feature, Steve will recount the humble beginnings of some of the most successful businesses of our time. An important thing to remember is that every venture is a "small business" at some point! The stories of these entrepreneurs are truly inspiring. In our interview, we'll cover some exciting new devices that are designed specifically to help out Small Businesses! Peter Han is VP for Partner Devices and Solutions at Microsoft and a Small Business veteran. He will cover some of the exciting devices Microsoft has available to help businesses become more effective and more efficient. Don't forget, you can submit your question for an "Ask An Expert Live" segment by sending an email to theselfemployed@yahoo.com. Subscribe to the Small Business Success RSS Feed to get weekly podcasts automatically! Or, listen on iTunes!
Digital Marketing
On this week's Small Business with Steve Strauss powered by Greatland podcast, we learn about digital marketing.  There are so many important ways to be marketing your business in the new year!  Also, Steve interviews Alex Rodriguez, author of Digital Bacon.
How to start a successful business
Everyone would like to have a successful business, right from the start! Steve lets you know how by interviewing Stone Melet, startup guru and founder of Best Of, LLC.
Crowdfunding Made Easy
This week's Small Business with Steve Strauss powered by Greatland podcast is all about making Crowdfunding easy.  We've all heard stories of the amazing success that some people and businesses have found through crowdfunding.  Whether it's Kickstarter, GoFundMe or one of any number of sites that now exist, it can be incredible way to get your business off of the ground.    In Ask An Expert Live, Steve answers an email from JJ regarding his Crowdfunding campaign.  Is it as simple as posting a video and then you are instantly inundated with vast funds?!?  Well, not exactly.  There are some specifics too it and Steve lets you know the best way to go about. Finally, Steve gives you 7 amazing tips from Forbes Magazine about how to make your campaign successful.  Much like any business plan, your campaign should be well though out, to have the best chance.  With these tips, you'll know what to do, to make sure your product gets noticed! Sidenote: Simon Poswolsky was on a previous episode of Small Business and was listed by The Fiscal Times as a Top 9 Crowdfunding Success Story!  Hear his interview here: http://theselfemployed.com/featured/podcast-millennial-desperation Please subscribe to the podcast on iTunes to get new episodes every week! Don't forget, you can submit your question for an "Ask An Expert Live" segment by sending an email to theselfemployed@yahoo.com. Subscribe to the Small Business Success RSS Feed to get weekly podcasts automatically! Or, listen on iTunes!
Branding
Happy Holidays!  On this week's Small Business with Steve Strauss powered by Greatland podcast, we learn about branding.  Also, Steve interviews author Owen Shapiro and how to make your brand work for you.
Marketing to Millennials
Steve starts off with a new edition of Ask An Expert (Almost) Live with some tips about how to go about marketing to millennials. We then are joined by the always exuberant Grant Cardone! Grant the world's top sales trainer, New York Times bestselling author, global speaker and all-around great guy. In the interview he shares tales from his vast experience and invigorates you with his incredible energy. You can pre-order Grant's new book Be Obsessed or Be Average right now, by clicking here. He is donating the proceeds to charity!
Turn your cell phone into a six-figure small business money machine
Being an entrepreneur often means working long hours by yourself at a project you love. One great tool that we always have on us is our smartphones. We can use them for virtually any part of our business, from marketing, to replying to customers, to ordering supplies. On today's episode we'll talk about how to turn your cell phone into a six-figure small business money machine! In our feature, Steve will recap his business predictions for 2018 to see what was right and what was wrong. After that, he'll look ahead to 2019 with his big three predictions for small businesses. Then Steve is joined by a truly extraordinary entrepreneur. Chinwe Onyeagoro is CEO of PocketSuite and a gig economy expert. She will give you advice on how you can turn an average smartphone into a tool that help you generate a six-figure income! Don’t forget, you can submit your question for an “Ask An Expert Live” segment by sending an email to theselfemployed@yahoo.com. Subscribe to the Small Business Success RSS Feed to get weekly podcasts automatically! Or, listen on iTunes!
Dream it, then do it
This episode of Small Business with Steve Strauss powered by SAP, is all about turning that dream you have, into a reality. Steve is joined by two very inspiring entrepreneurs, Brandon Reese and Daniel Blum. These two visited South America and loved it so much, they decided to buy a bus, start a podcast, and tour the continent. They had conversations with successful outliers and early adopters, while figuring out how to pay for this incredible adventure. Check out their podcast On The Bus!
Creating a Global Brand, One Slice at a Time
This episode of Small Business with Steve Strauss powered by SAP, features what is needed to take your brand, global. A solid business plan is necessary to scale up your business from start-up, to international success. We have a fantastic interview to help you understand what it takes when you're creating a global brand. The guests this week are an absolute success story. Mod Pizza has used SAP and technology in general, to help them grow from a small startup in Seattle to a pizza house near you. Tara Gambill and Ryan Muller have invaluable advice on what it took for them and how it can apply to you, when creating your own success story.
Insider SEO Tips
Happy New Year! As we start it of with a brand new episode of Small Business with Steve Strauss powered by Microsoft, we want to focus on something that almost every business can do better. SEO! It's important to have a strong presence online, but how do you do it? That's what our expert is here for. Steve interviews Damon Burton, the President and founder of SEO National and UtahSites! How do you optimize articles? What resources are there for Small Businesses to turn to? Damon is the expert on all things SEO and provides information that is a must-listen for any entrepreneur.  Don’t forget, you can submit your question for an “Ask An Expert Live” segment by sending an email to theselfemployed@yahoo.com. Subscribe to the Small Business Success RSS Feed to get weekly podcasts automatically! Or, listen on iTunes!
Marketing On A Shoestring
In this episode of Small Business with Steve Strauss powered by Greatland, the topic centers on the two magic words in world of marketing; Sale and Free. We then bring on an expert in the subject of Free. Tom Caporaso is the CEO of Clarus Commerce, an e-commerce solutions provider which owns FreeShipping.com.    
The $50,000 Staples Push It Forward Contest
Steve explains how to enter the Staples Push It Forward contest that he is helping with this month in which winners can win a $50,000 digital marketing makeover. We also listen to a great interview about how to win at business with Johnny “Cupcakes” Earle, an amazing businessman and entrepreneur with a unique brand. How amazing? He doesn’t even sell baked goods!
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Podcast Details
Started
Mar 21st, 2012
Latest Episode
Jun 28th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
132
Avg. Episode Length
24 minutes
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No

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