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[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] Steve Harper is the author of a new book: The Ripple Effect: Maximizing The Power of Relationships For Your Life and Business. I’m fortunate to have Steve join me on the podcast today to share his practical wisdom on building productive business relationships. Steve has been an entrepreneur for over […] The post Steve Harper on The Ripple Effect: Maximizing The Power of Relationships For Your Life and Business appeared first on Smart Solo Business.
[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] When I say Fran Tarkenton what comes to mind? For most of us it’s probably football. Fran played quarterback for the University of Georgia Bulldogs and played for 18 years in the National Football League as quarterback for the New York Giants and the Minnesota Vikings. Fran is a member of the […] The post From NFL Quarterback to Serial Entrepreneur: Fran Tarkenton on Growing a Successful Business appeared first on Smart Solo Business.
[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] Many independent professionals are seeking better ways to build credibility and generate targeted leads. One powerful and proven way to approach this is through writing white papers that help prospects to solve compelling problems. My guest on the podcast today, Brian Boys, is an advertising and marketing copywriter who has […] The post Smart Lead Generation – Brian Boys on ‘How To Write A White Paper In One Day’ appeared first on Smart Solo Business.
[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] If you’re a self-employed professional selling business-to-business services, then you’re probably trying to better integrate social sales tools into your sales process. This can be frustrating if you haven’t found a Social CRM solution that can help you to do it efficiently. Fortunately, my guest on the podcast today is […] The post Creating Your Social Sales Toolbox with Craig Jamieson appeared first on Smart Solo Business.
[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] My guest on the podcast today is Daniel Pink. Yes, that Daniel Pink. You know him.  He’s the author of five provocative books, including the long-running New York Times bestsellers A Whole New Mind and Drive. His latest book, To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, is a New York […] The post Daniel Pink on ‘To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others’ appeared first on Smart Solo Business.
[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] Chris O’Byrne has an unusual small business story to tell. He began his career as a chemical engineer. Years later, he became an entrepreneur, building a publishing company from the ground up. Dissatisfied with the outdated traditional publishing model, Chris designed JETLAUNCH to help people like us to create books and other high-quality […] The post Leverage Your Expertise / Start Growing Your Email List with Chris O’Byrne appeared first on Smart Solo Business.
[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] If I ranked my guests based on their sales expertise and their enthusiasm for sharing great sales lessons, then Paul Castain might be at the top of the list. Paul clearly loves teaching, and today he’s here to teach you how to target and win more of your ideal clients using […] The post Get Social Sales Results with LinkedIn Groups: Paul Castain Shares His Secrets appeared first on Smart Solo Business.
[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] Are you ready to grow your small business? My guest is here to help! Charlie Gilkey is a highly successful entrepreneur, and a well-respected speaker and advisor on small business growth and business strategy. Charlie has recently written an important book. I consider it to be a must-read for every […] The post Charlie Gilkey on His New Book: The Small Business Lifecycle appeared first on Smart Solo Business.
[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] You’re a hardworking solo professional and you deliver your services with excellence. But deep down you know that you could be helping more clients, making a bigger difference and earning more income. The main problem? You’re not comfortable with prospecting and selling, so you avoid it. If selling makes you […] The post Take the Scary Out of Selling Your Services: Smart Sales Tips From Hugh Liddle appeared first on Smart Solo Business.
[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] My guest on the podcast today, John Bell, spent 19 years as a self-employed global strategy consultant to some of the world’s most respected corporations. Before launching his consulting practice in 1994, John also served as CEO for a major consumer products company in Canada. John is a prolific writer. […] The post John R. Bell on ‘Do Less Better: The Power of Strategic Sacrifice in a Complex World’ appeared first on Smart Solo Business.
[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] Thousands of entrepreneurs have discovered Pamela Slim through her excellent blog, and her award winning book, Escape from Cubicle Nation. Today I’m pleased to have her join me on the podcast! Pam is an author, speaker, and a highly experienced coach. She’s often quoted on the topic of entrepreneurship in publications such […] The post Pam Slim on Entrepreneurship, Community, and Her New Book: ‘Body of Work’ appeared first on Smart Solo Business.
[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] Most of the successful solopreneurs I know bring a sense of higher purpose to their work. They’re not just earning a living, they’re on a mission to improve their clients’ business life and make the world a little better. Of course, learning how to create and communicate a business value mission […] The post Steve Woodruff on How to Create a Business Value Mission and Attract Your Ideal Clients appeared first on Smart Solo Business.
[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] My guest on the podcast today, Paulette Ensign, had no idea she would sell over a million copies of her 16-page booklet, 110 Ideas for Organizing Your Business Life, (without spending a penny on advertising) when she wrote it in 1991. Paulette has been monetizing her content, and that of her […] The post 5 Fascinating Ways to Monetize Your Content: An Interview with Paulette Ensign appeared first on Smart Solo Business.
[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] Michael Katz makes me laugh, and I’m always impressed with the quality of his marketing advice. That’s a pretty rare combination. As Founder (and “Chief Penguin”) of Blue Penguin Development, Michael coaches and consults with solo professionals. His specialty is showing them how to get clients easily and consistently, and […] The post Are You a Likeable Expert? Michael Katz on Marketing for Solo Professionals appeared first on Smart Solo Business.
[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] My guest on the podcast is C.J. Hayden. She’s the bestselling author of Get Clients Now!: A 28-Day Marketing Program for Professionals, Consultants, and Coaches and The One-Person Marketing Plan Workbook. For more than 20 years, C.J. has helped solo professionals like us to get clients, get strategic, and get things […] The post Get Clients Now! >> An Interview with Bestselling Author and Marketing Maven, C.J. Hayden appeared first on Smart Solo Business.
[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] As self-employed professionals, all of us own and use intellectual property in a variety of different forms. Intellectual property laws and their impact on our business is an important topic. That’s why I asked Kelley Keller to join me on the podcast today. Kelley is a seasoned intellectual property law […] The post Kelley Keller on How to Protect Your Intellectual Property (and Avoid Expensive Lawsuits) appeared first on Smart Solo Business.
Today’s special guest, Charlie Gilkey, is a well-known speaker and advisor on small business growth and strategy. He’s also the author of an Amazon bestseller: The Small Business Life Cycle: The No-Fluff Guide to Navigating the Five Stages of Small Business Growth. As business owners, we’ve all had good ideas that never came to fruition.  Why? […] The post How to Turn Your Best Ideas Into Goals and Successful Projects: An Interview with Charlie Gilkey appeared first on Smart Solo Business.
[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] Are you constantly seeking better ways to sell your services? Most of the solo professionals I know would say yes. My special guest on the podcast today is Deb Calvert, the author of a fascinating new sales book: DISCOVER Questions Get You Connected. Here’s what author and sales training thought […] The post Deb Calvert on Building Trust, Winning Clients, and Her New Book: ‘DISCOVER Questions Get You Connected’ appeared first on Smart Solo Business.
[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] Today my special guest on the podcast is Patrick McFadden. For the past five years, Patrick has owned and operated Indispensable Marketing a specialized firm providing marketing advice and solutions to small business owners and solopreneurs like us. In early 2013, Patrick was selected as an American Express OpenForum Marketing Advisor […] The post Patrick McFadden — 7 Rules For Better Small Business Marketing appeared first on Smart Solo Business.
[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] Mark Brownlow has a deeply practical understanding of email marketing. MarketingProfs called his blog, Email Marketing Reports, “The Oracle of Email”. Advertising Age ranked it as one of the world’s best marketing blogs. Over the years, Mark has created an impressive collection of email marketing resources. Want to get better at harnessing the business building […] The post Mark Brownlow on the Art and Science of Email Marketing appeared first on Smart Solo Business.
[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] Today my guest on the podcast is a well-known self-employment expert, speaker and author. She has taught a wide variety of personal development and business topics to more than 260,000 people worldwide. Karyn Greenstreet has been a small business consultant and coach for 17 years now. Karyn is the founder […] The post Karyn Greenstreet on How to Create and Run a Successful Mastermind Group appeared first on Smart Solo Business.
[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] Are you trying to integrate social sales tools like LinkedIn and Twitter into your sales process? A Social Customer Relationship Management (Social CRM) solution can help you do it. But deciding which Social CRM solution is the best fit for your needs can be confusing. This is an important sales and […] The post Tap the Power of Social Selling with Craig Jamieson and The Small Business Guide to Social CRM appeared first on Smart Solo Business.
[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] Many solo professional service providers feel stuck. They know that they need an effective sales and marketing plan, but they just don’t have the expertise or time to create it themselves. Fortunately, my guest on the podcast is Vincent Messina of Otimo Sales and Marketing. His mission is helping professional service […] The post Powerful Marketing Insights For Professional Service Providers: An Interview with Vin Messina appeared first on Smart Solo Business.
[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] Brynne Tillman, CEO of Social Sales Link, is my guest on the podcast today. Brynne is a national LinkedIn speaker, author and trainer. She’s also a proud LinkedIn Sales Solutions Channel Partner, teaching individual entrepreneurs like us, and professionals from major companies including ARAMARK, TD Bank, IBM, and many others. […] The post Brynne Tillman on LinkedIn and the Power of Social Selling for Independent Professionals appeared first on Smart Solo Business.
Are you feeling less than satisfied with your website and online branding, but you’re so busy that you haven’t done anything to change it? If so, I can relate to your situation. Not long ago I was facing that same challenge — until I connected with today’s guest. I’m joined on the podcast today by […] The post Stephanie Wetzel-Cottrell Shares Branding and Website Design Tips For Small Businesses and Solos appeared first on Smart Solo Business.
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Podcast Details

Started
Jan 22nd, 2013
Latest Episode
Sep 9th, 2015
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
109
Avg. Episode Length
28 minutes
Explicit
No

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