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Steve Fredlund is has spent 30 years building communities, whether it is in Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, or around hobbies. Small Small Business is the latest of these communities, connection small business owners, nonprofit leaders, business coaches, and experts from around the world who are committed to seeing each other (and all small businesses) thrive. In this episode, Steve shares a high level view of the principles of building an effective community that he applies to his work with cities, counties, EDAs, chambers, foundations, and associations to help them get clear on where they are going and how they will get there; Steve does this teaching through his speaking ( and Vibrant Community Consulting (website to be coming soon; You can reach steve at if you want to figure out the right next step for you... maybe it's an initial assessment call for your business to figure out the right training through SSB; or maybe it's an IGNITION call with Steve about how to transform your organization starting with your vision.Support the show (
Examine the core concepts of small business websites with industry veteran Mark Praschan. This webinar-style presentation covers the basics of launching a website including: domains, hosting, platform, email, etc.). Mark Praschan has been building websites professionally for 20 years and specializes in WordPress, E-commerce, and membership/subscription websites. He's worked with Fortune 500 companies, main-street entrepreneurs, and everyone in between. You can reach Mark at the show (
Jennifer Espinosa-Goswami professional Speaker & EdTalk presenter at Weightless, LLC. In this interactive presentation, Jenn shares about the detours of life that sometimes force us to re-evaluate our goals or strategies. Jenn shares what training for a half marathon taught her about injury, goals, and listening to inner wisdom. We learn the C.P.R. approach to overcoming our biggest challenges. Jenn can be reached through weightlesschronicles.comSupport the show (
You’ve been taught you have to ask people for referrals if you want to receive them. But what if that information is false? What if you can receive referrals without asking? We’ll discuss what a real referrals is and what it isn’t, where referrals fit in a sales strategy and what you need to know to generate referrals without asking. Stacey Brown Randall is the Creator of Growth By Referrals / Sticky Client Experience / Goal Finishers Club and Award-Winning Author of "Generating Business Referrals…Without Asking." She is also the Host of the "Roadmap to Grow Your Business" podcast. You can find more about her at www.StaceyBrownRandall.comThe presentation was recorded for the SSB podcast and the entire session (including Q&A) has was recorded and is available in the SSB membership archives.Support the show (
Alba Gomez is a presence and personal brand coach, a first impressions expert, and body language specialist. She is a media commentator, keynote speaker, experienced engineer, proud Colombian, and lover of people. In this session we talk about the importance of personal brand and how we even get started.The presentation was recorded for the SSB podcast and the entire session (including Q&A) has was recorded and is available in the SSB membership archives.Support the show (
Lawrence Henderson is the Chief Learning Officer with Business Operational Support Services. In this session he will teach what it means to be a Humble, Open, and Transparent leader. This episode is full of great insight such as humility being OK with my confidence and your confidence. Host Steve Fredlund spent most of the interview asking questions and writing notes for his own growth, learning how to walk the line of increased confidence without moving into arrogance, and figuring out how to know the level of openness people are OK with. Great stuff with Lawrence on the podcast, and members can watch the video and see the bonus Q&A that was not part of the podcast episode.The presentation was recorded for the SSB podcast and the entire session (including Q&A) has was recorded and is available in the SSB membership archives.Support the show (
Jay Rasmussen is a Dirty Laundry Expert. All of the many Rasmussen Consultants customers had their best year ever in 2020. You heard that correctly. In November, Jay accepted an Executive Leadership role with a family owned Dirty Laundry company, to lead their Midwest expansion. Jay is a writer and speaker focused on the fundamentals of business execution.The presentation was recorded for the SSB podcast and the entire session (including Q&A) has was recorded and is available in the SSB membership archives.Support the show (
Roger Scherping is a Fractional Integrator / GM at EOS companies and an expert in small business management. He has created a very user friendly and simplified approach to financial forecasting which is extremely useful in managing your business cash flows. "Projection Smart" can be used for free, although a subscription is required to get the final reports and graphs; find it at In this webinar/podcast, Roger shares the top 10 reasons why small businesses should do financial projections in 2021. Roger can be reached at or 651.247.1993. The presentation was recorded for the SSB podcast and the entire session (including Q&A) has was recorded and is available in the SSB membership archives.Support the show (
Jeff Nischwitz, an international speaker, transformation coach, author, and co-host of The Impact Leadership Podcast. He is also the Founder and Chief Snow Globe Shaker of The Nischwitz Group and a co-founder of Cardivera, a leadership development eco-system that helps its members grow their leadership, their lives and their businesses ( Jeff refers to himself as a “recovered lawyer” who has not only had great successes but failures, all of which have helped him become a leadership, personal development and culture thought leader and disruptive thinker. Jeff is the author of four books: Think Again! Innovative Approaches to the Business of Law, Unmask: Letting Go of Who You're "Supposed" to Be & Unleashing Your True Leader, Arrows of Truth: Simple Shifts for Personal Transformation, and Just One Step: Walking Backwards to the Present on the Camino Trail. Find out more at nischwitzgroup.comSupport the show (
Connor DeLaney is a Community and Events Manager with IMPACT who is passionate about creating "rock star" connections. As a young professional, he encourages others to not just try to build mass following, but to focus in on building meaningful relationships with those with whom you can mutually benefit. Connor recognizes that COVID-19 carries unique challenges to networking but it is not an excuse for not being intentional about building these connections. you can reach Connor at and he also encourages you to connect with him on LinkedIn - - or in the IMPACT Elite Facebook Group - the show (
Brandon Turner is the owner of Procedure Sheets, specializing in helping small, small business owners document repetitive processes for the sake of delegation that ensures consistent quality and greater efficiency. Brandon and his team have a revolutionary and effective approach to documentation and execution, allowing you to track the process in real-time every step of the way and to ensure steps in the process are done in the correct order, and done right. You can meet with Brandon to chat about your situation and develop a game plan for moving your life out of the chaos of undocumented and inefficient procedure. Check them out at and Support the show (
Mark is website developer and owner of WebsiteAMP, a company that has built three websites for SSB host Steve Fredlund and comes with Steve's highest recommendations. On this episode Mark shares not only technical wisdom, but insights and strategies to help small businesses grow their online presence and, ultimately, increase their bottom line. Connect with Mark at Support the show (
Sayre is a master marketing and communication strategist who is committed to helping people clarify their business vision and goals and then execute and communicate in full alignment. She has worked tirelessly to help entrepreneurs be true to themselves and grow their businesses. You can find her on LinkedIn at the show (
Amy is a speaker, writer, and teacher on parenting Highly Sensitive Children from St. Paul, Minnesota. Amy's tagline in her business is "Open yourself to a world, which in truth is all yours." She is highly creative and has a great perspective on helping parents but also how that translates into dealing with employees and others who are highly sensitive. We also talk about the Imposter Syndrome / Complex, something Amy has a significant insights into which can help all of us small business ownersSupport the show (
Luiza Dreasher is an author and teacher focused on mastering cultural differences. She helps us understand the difference between diversity and inclusion, while showing us how they are two sides of the same coin. In this sessions we dig into the importance of integrating diversity & inclusion as a small business owner; how it can lead to better decisions and greater sales. To find out more, email and watch for her article at smallsmallbusiness.comSupport the show (
Karl Amle is the leader of Express Employment Professionals, an Employment Agency in Forest Lake, Minnesota. In this conversation we talk about how employment agencies are far more than simply putting "butts in seats." They can help you get the right people, save you money, save you time, and reduce your risks of hiring and liability... all while helping you take care of things like unemployment insurance and training. You can reach Karl through or on LinkedIn at the show (
Darin Mastroianni is a former major league baseball player who always had a passion for finances; so after his baseball career he spent some time with his family before joining Edward Jones to help people succeed financially. In this episode we talk about accumulation, distribution, and preparing for business sale; we also chat about the importance of focusing on your needs and dreams, tax planning, life insurance, volatility and investment horizon. Yeah, we covered a lot of group. You can reach Darrin at Darin.Mastroianni@edwardjones.comSupport the show (
Dr. Stanley Ward is a leadership coach from Tyler, Texas who help business owners and leaders be intentional about defining and then living into their success. His book, "How To Beat Burnout: For Yourself, Your Family, and Your Team" can transform your life and how you lead your business. Through stories and analogies, Dr. Ward shares insights to move us from a "star player to a team leader" and develop healthier rhythms to our work and life. So much of our identity is wrapped up in our work, but Dr. Ward gives us permission to breathe; permission to intentionally pursue what success means for us in our lives. You can reach him at and fill up on his free resources. Stanley recommends the great TED talk, “I Can Make A Difference, But I Can’t Do It Alone”. Support the show (
Kaleigh Canavan, a Colorado native, attended Regis University where she earned a B.S. in Accounting with a minor in Human Resource Management. Before founding Canavan Financial Group in 2013, she spent several years as an Account Manager for a local accounting firm in Littleton, CO. In this episode we discuss the importance of great bookkeeping and hiring a fractional CFO to help you strategically drive the financials of your business. You can reach her at or 303.284.1096Support the show (
Elizabeth Pampalone is an author, coach, and master at marketing. She has run her small business for thirteen years and now helps other owners maximize their effectiveness while optimizing their time. Her "5 elements of marketing" are critical to your success and, in this episode, we dig deep into one of those elements: Social Media. Elizabeth shares how we can do an entire years worth of social media in a day, allowing us to be consistent throughout the year and efficient in the use of our time and creativity. She can be reached at where you can sign up for her newsletter and get a list of all the tools she uses to run an effective social media strategySupport the show (
For many years, WendyY has helped hundreds of clients build and scale their business, accelerate their income and grow their bottom line profits. She is a masterful coach, servant leader and dedicated entrepreneur. For those clients who seem stuck throughout our coaching relationship, it is clear to her that 1) Coaching isn’t just about systems or processes or more marketing strategies or selling techniques and 2) You don’t need to learn new ways to market or automate your programs and services. Of course, we will do that kind of work, too. Instead, it's clear to her that many lack the highest belief system to step into selling and enrollment conversations, with confidence. This is SO important because it spells lots of clients, more money and profitability.Support the show (
Sean Rosensteel is a personal coach and author from Dallas, Texas who has some great perspectives on work/life balance and what that means for the small, small business owner. He leverages his life experiences to give insights for how we can improve our perspectives on our life and in our business. He also makes a special offer to the SSB listeners which you can find here: the show (
Lynn Strang shares about the importance of public speaking for everyone, including small business owners. The greater we improve our ability to connect with an audience and communicate effectively, the more opportunities are created for us.Support the show (
Host Steve Fredlund is joined by two co-hosts (Jim Reid and Jay Rasmussen) and a panel of experts to discuss the impact of small, small business on the vitality and vibrancy of their communities. The panel includes Noah Brod (Small Business Administration), Lindy Crawford (City Administrator), Greg Carlson (Executive Leader), Sheila Sellman (Community Development Director), Jenna Grabowski (Chamber of Commerce), Jordan Zeller (Regional Development Director), Stev Stegner (Business Owner, Former Economic Development Director), Colleen Eddy (Economic Development Specialist).Support the show (
As a Executive and Public Speaking Coach from Belfast, Britain, Joanna Denton has become all about encouraging people to find their community. She is an advocate for finding people in your life (and businesses) who you can mutually, authentically and transparently challenge one another. She loves helping people challenge the default way of living and pursuing that path that is authentically yours; and realizing you don't need to travel your journey alone. You can reach her at where she has links to her book ("A Different Truth") and TEDx talk.Support the show (
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Created by
Steve Fredlund
Podcast Status
Jul 1st, 2020
Latest Episode
Feb 28th, 2021
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
44 minutes

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