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The Start a Local Small Business Podcast What to Expect When You Make the Leap to Full-Time Local Small Business Owner Here is what we discuss in today's episode: The single biggest thing I hear from future local small business owners is a fear and excitement of making the leap to full-time small business owner. They don’t know what to expect and they wonder do they have what it takes. In this bonus episode, I’ll share 21 things that folks need to realize when they prepare to transition and leave their full-time gig. You must go into this new adventure with your eyes wide open! ** Starting a Local Small Business Website:  StartALocalSmallBusiness.com ** Take the Course: Enter PODCAST for 25% off: Start A Local Small Business Course    OTHER HELPFUL LINKS ** Don’t forget to listen to the Local Small Business Coach Podcast ** Have a question? Shoot me an email at Tammy@LocalSmallBusinessCoach.com   WHO THIS PODCAST IS FOR: Folks looking to start a local small business like: mobile businesses, brick and mortar businesses, handymen, landscapers, pool cleaners, cleaning services, QSRs, restaurant owners, mechanics, plumbers, real estate agents, dog groomers, franchisees, tradesmen,  medical, dentist, insurance, & those looking to increase profits, boost sales, improve processes and develop stronger teams
 Episode 29 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic:  What Comes Next and More Tools and Resources Here is what we discuss in today's episode: If you are ready to get your new business up and running, here are a few more tools and resources to help get you open and more importantly, the #1 tool that will help you build a strong, thriving business going forward. ** Starting a Local Small Business Website:  StartALocalSmallBusiness.com ** Take the Course: Enter PODCAST for 25% off: Start A Local Small Business Course    OTHER HELPFUL LINKS ** Don’t forget to listen to the Local Small Business Coach Podcast ** Have a question? Shoot me an email at Tammy@LocalSmallBusinessCoach.com   WHO THIS PODCAST IS FOR: Folks looking to start a local small business like: mobile businesses, brick and mortar businesses, handymen, landscapers, pool cleaners, cleaning services, QSRs, restaurant owners, mechanics, plumbers, real estate agents, dog groomers, franchisees, tradesmen,  medical, dentist, insurance, & those looking to increase profits, boost sales, improve processes and develop stronger teams
  Episode 28 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic:  Getting Your Local Small Business From Concept to Open for Business Here is what we discuss in today's episode: Today we will start to wrap up our series on Starting a Local Small Business. We will revisit some of the key things we have covered and why they were important. This will be a great recap for those that have been following along and those just starting out wondering what the series is about. ** Starting a Local Small Business Website:  StartALocalSmallBusiness.com ** Take the Course: Enter PODCAST for 25% off: Start A Local Small Business Course    OTHER HELPFUL LINKS ** Don’t forget to listen to the Local Small Business Coach Podcast ** Have a question? Shoot me an email at Tammy@LocalSmallBusinessCoach.com   WHO THIS PODCAST IS FOR: Folks looking to start a local small business like: mobile businesses, brick and mortar businesses, handymen, landscapers, pool cleaners, cleaning services, QSRs, restaurant owners, mechanics, plumbers, real estate agents, dog groomers, franchisees, tradesmen,  medical, dentist, insurance, & those looking to increase profits, boost sales, improve processes and develop stronger teams
  Episode 27 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic:  What to Look for If You Buy a Local Small Business Here is what we discuss in today's episode: Let’s Discuss What You Should Look For if You are Thinking of Purchasing an Existing Local Small Business. When I purchased an existing local small business back in 2008, I dove in deep into several areas. I’ll share those with you today. Buying an established business can be a great way to become a local small business owner, but only if you are smart about your purchase. Let’s discuss what to look for. ** Starting a Local Small Business Website:  StartALocalSmallBusiness.com ** Take the Course: Enter PODCAST for 25% off: Start A Local Small Business Course    OTHER HELPFUL LINKS ** Don’t forget to listen to the Local Small Business Coach Podcast ** Have a question? Shoot me an email at Tammy@LocalSmallBusinessCoach.com   WHO THIS PODCAST IS FOR: Folks looking to start a local small business like: mobile businesses, brick and mortar businesses, handymen, landscapers, pool cleaners, cleaning services, QSRs, restaurant owners, mechanics, plumbers, real estate agents, dog groomers, franchisees, tradesmen,  medical, dentist, insurance, & those looking to increase profits, boost sales, improve processes and develop stronger teams
  Episode 27 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic:  What to Look for If You Buy a Local Small Business Here is what we discuss in today's episode: Let’s Discuss What You Should Look For if You are Thinking of Purchasing an Existing Local Small Business. When I purchased an existing local small business back in 2008, I dove in deep into several areas. I’ll share those with you today. Buying an established business can be a great way to become a local small business owner, but only if you are smart about your purchase. Let’s discuss what to look for. Starting a Local Small Business Website:  StartALocalSmallBusiness.com   OTHER HELPFUL LINKS For more tools & resources for local small business owners: LocalSmallBusinessCoach.com      Don’t forget to listen to the Local Small Business Coach Podcast Have a question? Shoot me an email at Tammy@LocalSmallBusinessCoach.com Get Your FREE eBook - 8 Steps to Increasing Your Profits in Your Local Small Business Take the Course: Enter PODCAST for 25% off: Start A Local Small Business Advanced Course   AFFILIATE LINKS Build a Website with BlueHost Get a FREE Audiobook! Take your Business Books on the Road with You!   CLICK to GET YOUR FREE AUDIOBOOK My Recommended Bookkeeping Program for Local Small Business Owners: Freshbooks Link     WHO THIS PODCAST IS FOR: local small business owners, mobile businesses, brick and mortar businesses, handymen, landscapers, pool cleaners, cleaning services, QSRs, restaurant owners, mechanics, plumbers, painters, real estate agents, dog groomers, franchisees, tradesmen,  medical, dentist, insurance, & those looking to increase profits, boost sales, improve processes and develop stronger teams
  Episode 26 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic:  Why You Need a Sales Log from Day 1 Here is what we discuss in today's episode: Tracking Your Sales from the Beginning Will Give You Great Information in the Future A critical best practice you will want to start from day one of your new small business is creating a journal or sales log. It is a great way to identify trends for sales, inventory needs, people, etc. Let's discuss in this episode of the Start a Local Small Business ** Starting a Local Small Business Website:  StartALocalSmallBusiness.com ** Take the Course: Enter PODCAST for 25% off: Start A Local Small Business Course    OTHER HELPFUL LINKS ** Don’t forget to listen to the Local Small Business Coach Podcast ** Have a question? Shoot me an email at Tammy@LocalSmallBusinessCoach.com   WHO THIS PODCAST IS FOR: Folks looking to start a local small business like: mobile businesses, brick and mortar businesses, handymen, landscapers, pool cleaners, cleaning services, QSRs, restaurant owners, mechanics, plumbers, real estate agents, dog groomers, franchisees, tradesmen,  medical, dentist, insurance, & those looking to increase profits, boost sales, improve processes and develop stronger teams boost sales, improve processes and develop stronger teams
Episode 25 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic:  Set Up Your Bookkeeping for Your New Local Small Business You Want to Make Sure You Get Paid! Here is what we discuss in today's episode: Bookkeeping is the term used for "following" the money through your business. Starting with your quotes/estimates thru invoicing and finally getting paid. Bookkeeping is one of the most important things you will do each day or week. You want to keep track of all money coming in and going out. Having a solid bookkeeping process and program is a must. Let's discuss why you want to set up a regular progress and make this a great habit in your business. By the way, I recommend Freshbooks as a great tool for you and your business. Check it out at https://startalocalsmallbusiness.com/freshbooks (this is an affiliate link - but I only recommend items that I've used and know you will love)   ** Starting a Local Small Business Website:  StartALocalSmallBusiness.com ** Take the Course: Enter PODCAST for 25% off: Start A Local Small Business Course    OTHER HELPFUL LINKS ** Don’t forget to listen to the Local Small Business Coach Podcast ** Have a question? Shoot me an email at Tammy@LocalSmallBusinessCoach.com   WHO THIS PODCAST IS FOR: Folks looking to start a local small business like: mobile businesses, brick and mortar businesses, handymen, landscapers, pool cleaners, cleaning services, QSRs, restaurant owners, mechanics, plumbers, real estate agents, dog groomers, franchisees, tradesmen,  medical, dentist, insurance, & those looking to increase profits, boost sales, improve processes and develop stronger teams
  Episode 24 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic:  Should You Start a Family Business Family Businesses Can Be Complicated Here is what we discuss in today's episode: If you are thinking of starting a family business, then I recommend you listen to this episode.  I’ll share some feedback from multiple family businesses on what they see are the pros and cons of having a family business.  Plus I’ll share my experience with a part family business. Family businesses can be a great thing as long as everyone is on the same page and know the pitfalls.   ** Starting a Local Small Business Website:  StartALocalSmallBusiness.com ** Take the Course: Enter PODCAST for 25% off: Start A Local Small Business Course    OTHER HELPFUL LINKS ** Don’t forget to listen to the Local Small Business Coach Podcast ** Have a question? Shoot me an email at Tammy@LocalSmallBusinessCoach.com   WHO THIS PODCAST IS FOR: Folks looking to start a local small business like: mobile businesses, brick and mortar businesses, handymen, landscapers, pool cleaners, cleaning services, QSRs, restaurant owners, mechanics, plumbers, real estate agents, dog groomers, franchisees, tradesmen,  medical, dentist, insurance, & those looking to increase profits, boost sales, improve processes and develop stronger teams
Episode 23 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic: Training and On-boarding New Employees Making Sure Your New Employees Get Brought in Set for Success Here is what we discuss in today's episode: Now that you have made sure you have hired the best people for your new local small business, the next step is to make sure that you are setting your new employees up for success. How you onboard and train them will be critical. In this episode we will go through the 3 core areas you will want to cover. Their paperwork, their orientation, and the hands-on training. Plus, we will discuss if you need an employee manual   ** Starting a Local Small Business Website:  StartALocalSmallBusiness.com ** Take the Course: Enter PODCAST for 25% off: Start A Local Small Business Course    OTHER HELPFUL LINKS ** Don’t forget to listen to the Local Small Business Coach Podcast ** Have a question? Shoot me an email at Tammy@LocalSmallBusinessCoach.com   WHO THIS PODCAST IS FOR: Folks looking to start a local small business like: mobile businesses, brick and mortar businesses, handymen, landscapers, pool cleaners, cleaning services, QSRs, restaurant owners, mechanics, plumbers, real estate agents, dog groomers, franchisees, tradesmen,  medical, dentist, insurance, & those looking to increase profits, boost sales, improve processes and develop stronger teams
Episode 22 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic:  Hiring the Right People for Your New Local Small Business Hiring Your First Employees Will Be a Critical First Step to Having a Great Team Here is what we discuss in today's episode: If your new business will be needing in employees, then you will want to make sure that you have a hiring plan. You will need to know your budget, the shifts you need to fill and more importantly, you need to make sure you hire the right people. In this episode,  we will discuss some best practices for you to follow when starting up your new local small business.   ** Starting a Local Small Business Website:  StartALocalSmallBusiness.com ** Take the Course: Enter PODCAST for 25% off: Start A Local Small Business Course    OTHER HELPFUL LINKS ** Don’t forget to listen to the Local Small Business Coach Podcast ** Have a question? Shoot me an email at Tammy@LocalSmallBusinessCoach.com   WHO THIS PODCAST IS FOR: Folks looking to start a local small business like: mobile businesses, brick and mortar businesses, handymen, landscapers, pool cleaners, cleaning services, QSRs, restaurant owners, mechanics, plumbers, real estate agents, dog groomers, franchisees, tradesmen,  medical, dentist, insurance, & those looking to increase profits, boost sales, improve processes and develop stronger teams
Episode 21 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic:  Do You Need Employees? What to Expect Not all local small businesses should have employees but if you do here is what to expect Here is what we discuss in today's episode: Some local small businesses will require employees. Especially brick and mortar type businesses. However, before you higher an employee you will want to make sure you know what is involved. In this 1st part of our employee series, we will discuss who should have employees and what to expect.   ** Starting a Local Small Business Website:  StartALocalSmallBusiness.com ** Take the Course: Enter PODCAST for 25% off: Start A Local Small Business Course    OTHER HELPFUL LINKS ** Don’t forget to listen to the Local Small Business Coach Podcast ** Have a question? Shoot me an email at Tammy@LocalSmallBusinessCoach.com   WHO THIS PODCAST IS FOR: Folks looking to start a local small business like: mobile businesses, brick and mortar businesses, handymen, landscapers, pool cleaners, cleaning services, QSRs, restaurant owners, mechanics, plumbers, real estate agents, dog groomers, franchisees, tradesmen,  medical, dentist, insurance, & those looking to increase profits, boost sales, improve processes and develop stronger teams
  Episode 20 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic: Marketing Your New Local Small Business on Social Media Should social media be part of your marketing plan for your new business? Yes, especially Facebook Here is what we discuss in today's episode: Should social media be part of your marketing plan for your new business? Yes, especially Facebook! When you are putting your marketing plan together, you will want to incorporate at least one or two types of social media. At minimum, try and work Facebook into your plan. I’ll share a story of how local mechanic blew his business up by just being a part of his community Facebook pages.   ** Starting a Local Small Business Website:  StartALocalSmallBusiness.com ** Take the Course: Enter PODCAST for 25% off: Start A Local Small Business Course    OTHER HELPFUL LINKS ** Don’t forget to listen to the Local Small Business Coach Podcast ** Have a question? Shoot me an email at Tammy@LocalSmallBusinessCoach.com   WHO THIS PODCAST IS FOR: Folks looking to start a local small business like: mobile businesses, brick and mortar businesses, handymen, landscapers, pool cleaners, cleaning services, QSRs, restaurant owners, mechanics, plumbers, real estate agents, dog groomers, franchisees, tradesmen,  medical, dentist, insurance, & those looking to increase profits, boost sales, improve processes and develop stronger teams
Episode 19 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic:  Marketing Your New Local Small Business Time to Shout Your New Business from the Roof Tops! Here is what we discuss in today's episode: Now that you are buttoning up your new local small business, it is time to start to develop your marketing plan to shout your business is now open. In this episode, we will go over several different ways you can do this. Plus, we will discuss the #1 best way for you to grow your business in the early months and a lifetime. ** Starting a Local Small Business Website:  StartALocalSmallBusiness.com ** Take the Course: Enter PODCAST for 25% off: Start A Local Small Business Course    OTHER HELPFUL LINKS ** Don’t forget to listen to the Local Small Business Coach Podcast ** Have a question? Shoot me an email at Tammy@LocalSmallBusinessCoach.com   WHO THIS PODCAST IS FOR: Folks looking to start a local small business like: mobile businesses, brick and mortar businesses, handymen, landscapers, pool cleaners, cleaning services, QSRs, restaurant owners, mechanics, plumbers, real estate agents, dog groomers, franchisees, tradesmen,  medical, dentist, insurance, & those looking to increase profits, boost sales, improve processes and develop stronger teams
Episode 18 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic:  10 Must Have Items on Your Local Small Business Website Your Website is a Crucial Piece of Your Local Small Business Marketing Plan Here is what we discuss in today's episode: Since your website is a crucial piece of your local small business marketing plan. You want to make sure that your website has the information that your customers and clients are looking for. Today we will go over the 10 must have items you need to make sure on your business website.  Some will be obvious and some you might not have thought of.   Your Company Name and If Needed What You Do Have Your Core Services or Products on the Website Hours of Operations Directions & Location of Your Business You Need an About Us Page A Contact Page with Email & Phone Numbers Pricing or Estimates Testimonials from Past Customers / Clients FAQs or Frequently Asked Questions Before and After Pictures   ** Starting a Local Small Business Website:  StartALocalSmallBusiness.com ** Take the Course: Enter PODCAST for 25% off: Start A Local Small Business Course    OTHER HELPFUL LINKS ** Don’t forget to listen to the Local Small Business Coach Podcast ** Have a question? Shoot me an email at Tammy@LocalSmallBusinessCoach.com   WHO THIS PODCAST IS FOR: Folks looking to start a local small business like: mobile businesses, brick and mortar businesses, handymen, landscapers, pool cleaners, cleaning services, QSRs, restaurant owners, mechanics, plumbers, real estate agents, dog groomers, franchisees, tradesmen,  medical, dentist, insurance, & those looking to increase profits, boost sales, improve processes and develop stronger teams
Episode 17 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic:  Do You Need Business Cards and other Chotskys? Are Aprons, Shirts, Car Magnets, and other Things Critical to Have Before You Open? Here is what we discuss in today's episode: As you get closer to opening your new local small business, you might be wondering if you should buy shirts, uniforms, aprons, car magnets and other chotskys for your new business. Let's talk about what is important and what isn't. Pat asked a question for her new dog grooming business.   ** Starting a Local Small Business Website:  StartALocalSmallBusiness.com ** Take the Course: Enter PODCAST for 25% off: Start A Local Small Business Course    OTHER HELPFUL LINKS ** Don’t forget to listen to the Local Small Business Coach Podcast ** Have a question? Shoot me an email at Tammy@LocalSmallBusinessCoach.com   WHO THIS PODCAST IS FOR: Folks looking to start a local small business like: mobile businesses, brick and mortar businesses, handymen, landscapers, pool cleaners, cleaning services, QSRs, restaurant owners, mechanics, plumbers, real estate agents, dog groomers, franchisees, tradesmen,  medical, dentist, insurance, & those looking to increase profits, boost sales, improve processes and develop stronger teams
Episode 16 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic:  Why Being a Local Small Business Owner is Great in Today's World Will a Local Small Business Survive Technology, Automation & Outsourcing In today’s episode, we discuss… Why being a local small business is a great option to those that are worried about losing their jobs to technology, automation, and outsourcing. The world is full of doom and gloom and everyone is worried that they will lose their job to these changes. For those really wanting to ensure they survive all the changes, remember these 3 tips: Pick the Right Business Adapt and Change to Fit the Current Demand Customer Service is and Always Will Be Your Secret Weapon Doing so will help you create a business that can last for many years, regardless of what happens in the world. Let’s discuss Thanks for listening! ** Starting a Local Small Business Website:  StartALocalSmallBusiness.com ** Take the Course: Enter PODCAST for 25% off: Start A Local Small Business Course    OTHER HELPFUL LINKS ** Don’t forget to listen to the Local Small Business Coach Podcast ** Have a question? Shoot me an email at Tammy@LocalSmallBusinessCoach.com   WHO THIS PODCAST IS FOR: Folks looking to start a local small business like: mobile businesses, brick and mortar businesses, handymen, landscapers, pool cleaners, cleaning services, QSRs, restaurant owners, mechanics, plumbers, real estate agents, dog groomers, franchisees, tradesmen,  medical, dentist, insurance, & those looking to increase profits, boost sales, improve processes and develop stronger teams
Episode 16 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic:  How Should You Set Your Prices in your New Business? The Best Trick to Setting Your Prices is to Check Out Your Competition Here is what we discuss in today's episode: One of the key steps when setting up your new business is to identify and set up what your pricing will look like. The key to setting your prices is to study what your competition is currently doing. Later you can adjust your pricing once you build the business but for starting, you want to follow these tips for setting your prices for your new local small business.   ** Starting a Local Small Business Website:  StartALocalSmallBusiness.com ** Take the Course: Enter PODCAST for 25% off: Start A Local Small Business Course    OTHER HELPFUL LINKS ** Don’t forget to listen to the Local Small Business Coach Podcast ** Have a question? Shoot me an email at Tammy@LocalSmallBusinessCoach.com   WHO THIS PODCAST IS FOR: Folks looking to start a local small business like: mobile businesses, brick and mortar businesses, handymen, landscapers, pool cleaners, cleaning services, QSRs, restaurant owners, mechanics, plumbers, real estate agents, dog groomers, franchisees, tradesmen,  medical, dentist, insurance, & those looking to increase profits, boost sales, improve processes and develop stronger teams
Episode 14 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic:  What Will Be Your New Small Business’s Brand? Your Brand is What Your Community Says it Is Here is what we discuss in today's episode: When starting a small business, you want to put some thought into what you want your company's brand to be. You must remember, what you think your brand is, and what your community tells you might not align. Today we talk about having a plan to build your brand for your new local small business.   ** Starting a Local Small Business Website:  StartALocalSmallBusiness.com ** Take the Course: Enter PODCAST for 25% off: Start A Local Small Business Course    OTHER HELPFUL LINKS ** Don’t forget to listen to the Local Small Business Coach Podcast ** Have a question? Shoot me an email at Tammy@LocalSmallBusinessCoach.com   WHO THIS PODCAST IS FOR: Folks looking to start a local small business like: mobile businesses, brick and mortar businesses, handymen, landscapers, pool cleaners, cleaning services, QSRs, restaurant owners, mechanics, plumbers, real estate agents, dog groomers, franchisees, tradesmen,  medical, dentist, insurance, & those looking to increase profits, boost sales, improve processes and develop stronger teams
Carve Out a Niche for Your New Local Small Business Before you start your new local small business, you want to consider carving out a niche. A niche is where you carve out something that sets you apart from others. It might be the type of business you run or the something you specialize in. You might have heard the saying, you want to niche down your business. Or maybe you’ve heard, “the riches are in the niches”. The theory is, the more you offer, the less you sell. And if you focus on doing one thing really well, you will make more money.   ** Starting a Local Small Business Website:  StartALocalSmallBusiness.com ** Take the Course: Enter PODCAST for 25% off: Start A Local Small Business Course    OTHER HELPFUL LINKS ** Don’t forget to listen to the Local Small Business Coach Podcast ** Have a question? Shoot me an email at Tammy@LocalSmallBusinessCoach.com   WHO THIS PODCAST IS FOR: Folks looking to start a local small business like: mobile businesses, brick and mortar businesses, handymen, landscapers, pool cleaners, cleaning services, QSRs, restaurant owners, mechanics, plumbers, real estate agents, dog groomers, franchisees, tradesmen,  medical, dentist, insurance, & those looking to increase profits, boost sales, improve processes and develop stronger teams
Episode 12 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic:  What Local Small Business Should You Start? With Hundreds of Local Small Businesses to Choose From, You Can Start an Local Small Business Here is what we discuss in today's episode: What is great about starting a local small business is, you have tons of different businesses you can start. You can go bigger like a landscaper or a smaller focus like a tree trimmer. Brick and mortar, mobile, and other businesses serving your neighbors. The key to a great local small business is to make sure you are filling a NEED in the community.   ** Starting a Local Small Business Website:  StartALocalSmallBusiness.com ** Take the Course: Enter PODCAST for 25% off: Start A Local Small Business Course    OTHER HELPFUL LINKS ** Don’t forget to listen to the Local Small Business Coach Podcast ** Have a question? Shoot me an email at Tammy@LocalSmallBusinessCoach.com   WHO THIS PODCAST IS FOR: Folks looking to start a local small business like: mobile businesses, brick and mortar businesses, handymen, landscapers, pool cleaners, cleaning services, QSRs, restaurant owners, mechanics, plumbers, real estate agents, dog groomers, franchisees, tradesmen,  medical, dentist, insurance, & those looking to increase profits, boost sales, improve processes and develop stronger teams
Episode 11 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic:  Is Buying a Franchise Right for You? What I Learned During My Experience as a Franchisee Here is what we discuss in today's episode: When I purchased my franchise in 2008 I thought it would be the perfect local small business. How can you go wrong with a national brand? Over the next 5 years I learned 5 pros and 5 cons of owning a franchise in my local small community.  In today’s episode we will walk through them to help you decide if opening / buying a franchise is right for you.   ** Starting a Local Small Business Website:  StartALocalSmallBusiness.com ** Take the Course: Enter PODCAST for 25% off: Start A Local Small Business Course    OTHER HELPFUL LINKS ** Don’t forget to listen to the Local Small Business Coach Podcast ** Have a question? Shoot me an email at Tammy@LocalSmallBusinessCoach.com   WHO THIS PODCAST IS FOR: Folks looking to start a local small business like: mobile businesses, brick and mortar businesses, handymen, landscapers, pool cleaners, cleaning services, QSRs, restaurant owners, mechanics, plumbers, real estate agents, dog groomers, franchisees, tradesmen,  medical, dentist, insurance, & those looking to increase profits, boost sales, improve processes and develop stronger teams
Episode 10 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic:  Start a Debt Free Local Small Business How to Open Your New Local Small Business Debt Free and Knowing Your Start Up Costs Here is what we discuss in today's episode: When starting a local small business (or any business) you will want to shoot for opening up a debt free business. There are ways to start your new business with zero to little debt. While some brick and mortar businesses might require some debt, your #1 goal should be to keep this at a minimum. Let’s discuss how you can start your new local small business debt free.   ** Starting a Local Small Business Website:  StartALocalSmallBusiness.com ** Take the Course: Enter PODCAST for 25% off: Start A Local Small Business Course    OTHER HELPFUL LINKS ** Don’t forget to listen to the Local Small Business Coach Podcast ** Have a question? Shoot me an email at Tammy@LocalSmallBusinessCoach.com   WHO THIS PODCAST IS FOR: Folks looking to start a local small business like: mobile businesses, brick and mortar businesses, handymen, landscapers, pool cleaners, cleaning services, QSRs, restaurant owners, mechanics, plumbers, real estate agents, dog groomers, franchisees, tradesmen,  medical, dentist, insurance, & those looking to increase profits, boost sales, improve processes and develop stronger teams
Episode 9 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic:  Ep 9 - Should Your Local Small Business Use an LLC or a Sole Proprietorship (DBA) Which Legal Entity is Best for Your Local Small Business? Here is what we discuss in today's episode: When you put your business together you will want to form some type of a business entity to keep your business separate from your personal. Business entities will also serve as a form of protection in some cases. The two most common being LLCs and DBAs. So today we will discuss limited liabilities companies and sole proprietorships or dba (doing business as).  Plus which one might be best for you and your new company. ** Starting a Local Small Business Website:  StartALocalSmallBusiness.com ** Take the Course: Enter PODCAST for 25% off: Start A Local Small Business Course    OTHER HELPFUL LINKS ** Don’t forget to listen to the Local Small Business Coach Podcast ** Have a question? Shoot me an email at Tammy@LocalSmallBusinessCoach.com   WHO THIS PODCAST IS FOR: Folks looking to start a local small business like: mobile businesses, brick and mortar businesses, handymen, landscapers, pool cleaners, cleaning services, QSRs, restaurant owners, mechanics, plumbers, real estate agents, dog groomers, franchisees, tradesmen,  medical, dentist, insurance, & those looking to increase profits, boost sales, improve processes and develop stronger teams
  Episode 8 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic:  Does Your New Small Business Need a Business Plan Business Plan vs a Success Blueprint for Your New Local Small Business Here is what we discuss in today's episode: Once you have completed your research, the time has come to put together your business plan or even better, your Success Blueprint. Here you will formulate the plan to not only open your business but the first year of business. In this episode, we will walk through what you will want include in your plan and if a business plan or success blueprint is best for you and your small business. Don’t forget to pick up the PowerPoint template at http://startalocalsmallbusiness.com/successblueprint   ** Starting a Local Small Business Website:  StartALocalSmallBusiness.com ** Take the Course: Enter PODCAST for 25% off: Start A Local Small Business Course    OTHER HELPFUL LINKS ** Don’t forget to listen to the Local Small Business Coach Podcast ** Have a question? Shoot me an email at Tammy@LocalSmallBusinessCoach.com   WHO THIS PODCAST IS FOR: Folks looking to start a local small business like: mobile businesses, brick and mortar businesses, handymen, landscapers, pool cleaners, cleaning services, QSRs, restaurant owners, mechanics, plumbers, real estate agents, dog groomers, franchisees, tradesmen,  medical, dentist, insurance, & those looking to increase profits, boost sales, improve processes and develop stronger teams
   Episode 7 – The Start a Local Small Business Podcast Today’s Topic:  You Must Do the Research for Your New Local Small Business - All the Other Stuff You Need to Be Researching Before Starting Your New Business Here is what we discuss in today's episode: We discuss why doing your research is probably the #1 thing you can do to get your business off on a successful foot. In this episode, we dive into part 2 of our research episodes. Here we discuss all the other things you need to be researching beyond your competition. Don’t forget to pick up the free research checklist as well at StartALocalSmallBusiness.com/researchchecklist   ** Starting a Local Small Business Website:  StartALocalSmallBusiness.com ** Take the Course: Enter PODCAST for 25% off: Start A Local Small Business Course    OTHER HELPFUL LINKS ** Don’t forget to listen to the Local Small Business Coach Podcast ** Have a question? Shoot me an email at Tammy@LocalSmallBusinessCoach.com   WHO THIS PODCAST IS FOR: Folks looking to start a local small business like: mobile businesses, brick and mortar businesses, handymen, landscapers, pool cleaners, cleaning services, QSRs, restaurant owners, mechanics, plumbers, real estate agents, dog groomers, franchisees, tradesmen,  medical, dentist, insurance, & those looking to increase profits, boost sales, improve processes and develop stronger teams
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Created by
Tammy Adams
Podcast Status
Hiatus/Finished
Started
May 25th, 2017
Latest Episode
Jun 6th, 2018
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
32
Avg. Episode Length
17 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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