Small Biz Life

Small Biz Life

YOU STARTED A BUSINESS! YOU ARE AMAZING AT WHAT YOU DO. But there is a lot more to running a successful business: accounting, marketing, IT, sales, management. You wear so many hats. Add family, friends, health, home…no wonder you are tired! WE GET IT! We have been small business owners for the past seven years and have worked with small business owners for the last fourteen years. We know the challenges of finding the right solutions and juggling all the responsibilities. We know how hard it is to put YOURSELF on the to-do-list. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. COME JOIN THE COMMUNITY. TOGETHER WE CAN GROW AND THRIVE.... Show More

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October 4, 2018 20 min

This was the toughest week for us at Small Biz Life We started this project with being ambitions, however, we had to make the tough choice to close it done. We love our members and hope that the future access to this content will help you as you grow in your businesses.  This website and podcast will not go down and the Focus Master Plan and Mastering your Time is still available to our members and for sale if you want to get start... Read more

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Kristin and Jeff start a new series about productivity systems, techniques, tools, or hacks. Join us as we review what is important to look at when you are trying to improve your productivity. For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/159 Making shared responsibility work in your family and your business   Systems, techniques, tools, or hacks What is the problem you are trying to solve with the new system? W... Read more

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September 23, 2018 35 min

We all have failed at creating new habits. We maybe even think that we are not good at creating habits. Join Kristin and Jeff as we look at how to make those new habits stick. For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/158 Making shared responsibility work in your family and your business   How long to make habit stick James Clear's The 3 R’s of Habit Change: How To Start New Habits That Actually Stick Links... Read more

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Sales can be a problem for many small business owners. Jeff was no exception. The problem most of the time was knowing when a client was ready to close. If you struggle with your sales system, join Jeff and Kristin as we talk about our system to know when a lead is ready to close. For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/157 Making shared responsibility work in your family and your business   Qualifying lea... Read more

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Episode 156 - What to look for in a small business cellphone Have you ever thought about what you really need your cell phone to do? Some phones are better than others in key areas that affect your business. In this episode, we discuss what to look for in a phone and give some recommendations for each area. For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/156 Making shared responsibility work in your family and your... Read more

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September 2, 2018 30 min

We often get asked how we do it all (raising our son while running two businesses and Kristin's teaching and being director of a graduate program) and still get along with each other. Today we discuss one of our most important tools: responsibility sharing. For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/155 Making shared responsibility work in your family and your business   Everyone must buy-in to the team menta... Read more

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August 26, 2018 29 min

The 4 tips to help you to think differently about your marketing New prerecording time on Facebook Wednesdays 3:30 EST Small Biz Life Community Patreon for content providers Udemey for selling courses and books Look at companies who serve your client More than gift cards  Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://smallbiz.life/154   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Mentions links ))))))))))))... Read more

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As a solopreneur or small business owner, it is common to get caught up at your desk and as the digital world makes it easier to work from home. It can lead to chronic loneliness. Join Kristin and Jeff as we talk about the signs of loneliness and what we can do to avoid the seclusion. For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/153 Signs of loneliness Trouble sleeping Spending lots of time on social media Bing... Read more

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Small business owners are work very hard. Very quickly most learn that it will not be a simple 9 AM to 5 PM job. Join Kristin and Jeff in this episode giving five tips to prevent your small business from becoming a 24/7 job. For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/152 The 5 tips no prevent your business from a 24/7 work lifestyle  You have to learn realistic expectations about what you can get done in a da... Read more

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In this episode, we discuss how to find contentment in your business without becoming complacent. We will also discuss why working 90 hours per week and never be getting any sleep is not the goal. For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/151 How you can become content with your small business Be content, not Complacent Avoiding Complacency Going from the service provider to selling information without killi... Read more

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Are you stuck how to use and grow Instagram for your small business? Check out this episode as Kristin and Jeff interview Roota Mittal to get the secrets of Instagram for small biz owners.  For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/150 Why is Instagram important for Small Business Owners? What strategies should a business consider when using Instagram? How do you choose good hashtags? What's the best/fastest... Read more

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Whether you want to be a digital nomad, need a vacation, or need to travel for your business.  You get to have a time when small business owners will need to work when they are on the road. Join Kristin and Jeff as they talk about the basics of what you need to consider when traveling. For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/149 Why do you want to be able to take your business on the road? What kind of wor... Read more

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If you are learning to love the word sales, or you just want to learn how to improve your sales process, join Kristin and Jeff as we learn how to sell like a mother with Renee Hribar. For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/148 If you are learning to love the word sales, or you just want to learn how to improve your sales process, join Kristin and Jeff as we learn how to sell like a mother with Renee Hribar... Read more

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With all of the privacy concerns, it is no surprise that Chrome version 68 will start punishing sites with the "Not Secure" label.  Join Kristin and Jeff as they talk about SSL and how you can protect your site from being labeled "Not Secure" by the chrome browser. For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/147 The SSL Chrome Shakeup What happens when you talk to a WordPress site What happens when you talk to... Read more

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On June 21, 2018, the supreme court sided with the state of South Dakota in their suit against Wayfair. On the surface, it appears to be a fair ruling.  But for small online businesses, it is not that simple There are over 12,000+ sales tax jurisdictions in the United States, and that should leave you concerned about your business. So join Kristin Ingram, CPA, MSAT and Jeffery Ingram as the discuss the potential impact of the rulin... Read more

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Episode 145 - Extensions that make chrome amazing Opening your browser can be dangerous as a small business owner. However, so many parts of our business exist online. So join Kristin and Jeff this episode as discuss extensions that will help make your browser start working for your small business.  For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/145 Security Time Saver Web Research SEO and Web Design Clippers and... Read more

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Today Kristin and Jeff will be discussing what you should do when your client is not your ideal client. For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/144 MARKETS 15-minute discovery call Proposal Secrets Know when to walk away  Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) http://smallbiz.life/144   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Mentions links ))))))))))))))))))))))))) Proposal Secr... Read more

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Discuss the questions you should ask, how the process works, and what you should have when the project is over.  For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/143 Before you start the search Red Flags Caution Things to consider Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) http://smallbiz.life/143   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Mentions links ))))))))))))))))))))))))) Daily Focus P... Read more

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Small business owners work a lot of hours, but why? In this episode, Jeff and Kristin will look at how small business owners define full-time and why it might be time for a new definition. For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/142 According to SCORE, various polls show that 25 to 39% of small business owners work more than 60 hours per week. Based on our experience, we believe it's more than that. In this... Read more

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In this episode, we discuss Fiverr, a website where you can purchase tasks for your business. There is some controversy regarding Fiverr. We discuss why you should check out the site if you need work done for your business or possibly even if you are a service provider. For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/141 What we are talking about? Look at all the tasks you do over the next 30 days What can you eli... Read more

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