Big Ideas Small Business

Big Ideas Small Business

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Hosts Brian Gendron and Shavannah Roberts Schrieber have record a casual conversation about how small business owners can weather the storm caused by the COVID-19 national public health crisis and the economic impact. We explore the ideas of stretching cash flow and payroll including discussions about the federal assistance loan programs -- Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and strategies to...

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Lead, stay calm, communicate, be resourceful, be opportunistic, stay on mission, don't panic! 

Coronavirus and the impact it is having on our daily lives and the economy presents huge challenges for business owners but remember we are problem solvers! We talk about some tips, resources and ideas on how to get through this and come back stronger than ever!

Resources:

 Information for Small Business Owners from the SBA.GOV webs...

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Season 3, Episode 2 "Funding your Business" - Brian and Shavonnah discuss different ways of coming up with the capital needed to start your business. 

Since they started their services businesses with their own capital and credit, they welcome guests Heath Butler Network Partner of Mercury Fund to discuss strategies for going the Venture Capital route and Bobby Bryant  Founder of Ask DOSS shares his experience of starting h...

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January 28, 2020 30 min

#052 - Season 1, Episode 1 - Finding Purpose in Your Business If you are in business or thinking about starting a business, you are doing that with a goal in mind - maybe a financial goal a freedom goal or a change the world goal.

So you have a goal, but is that goal tethered to a purpose? Or not? I believe you can start a business and even be successful - to a point - in that business without have a larger purpose defined. However...

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Episode 51 - Alla started her own immigration law firm and discusses lessons learned from her first year in business including goal setting, balancing family life, and the importance of maintaining relationships. 

Books Alla would recommend:

Man Search for Meaning by Viktor E Frankl

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There are No Easy Answers

 

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Episode 50 – We welcome back Founder and Managing Director of SNR Creative, Shavonnah Roberts Schreiber to discuss the importance of Developing personal relationships as a part of the marketing mix of your business

Who are your top 100 relationships and why are they in your tribe? Are you leveraging those relationships to uncover new referrals? Are you referring back to them? Many people neglect to really leverage their relati...

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Episode 49 – Changing Food Culture is Jimmy Tay Trihn’s purpose and BIG IDEA! How does a start up entrepreneur tackle a huge global problem? Keeping on purpose is key. His six P’s Founding Principles: Purpose, Passion, People, Product, Planet , Philosophy/Prosperity! He wants the world to eat healthy, nutritious and convenient authentic Vietnamese meals that uses healthy oils and gluten-free rice noodles.

Naughty Noah’s has hi...

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Episode 49 – Brian is joined by Shavonnah Roberts Schreiber the Founder & Managing Director of SNR Creative. We dive into how the differentiators of her business drive her success. How the culture of her agency is built on fast execution of ideas to deliverables to their clients and how their firm is truly a full-service marketing agency.

We discuss leadership and management strategies such as setting proper expectations, ...

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Elle’s journey from a nurse to a hospital administrator to entrepreneur is nothing short of inspiring and informative. Elle was able to recognize how much value she was bringing as an expert in her work for the hospital. Over time she found a way to bring that to the market as a consultant. Those who are working a corporate job who are interested in going into business on there own will benefit from hearing how she gracefully and s...

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Episode 48 – Brian is joined by Jeff Miller, founder and CEO of Potentia, a full service staffing firm with a passion for finding careers for candidates with autism.

Learn about Jeff’s journey as an entrepreneur driven by learned skills, his passion for autism (having a child on the autism spectrum himself) and the opportunity to be in front of the wave of Neurodiversity that is starting in corporate America and will be a large par...

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Episode 47 – Brian Interviews Founder and CEO of Paysphere Matt Umholtz. Matt founded Paysphere in 2012 with the idea that he could differentiate in his industry by not treating customers like numbers. Paysphere provides HR and payroll benefits to midsized businesses located mostly locally in Houston, TX.

Along the way Matt has carefully cultivated an award-winning culture that has been recognized by the Houston Business Journal as...

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Episode 49 – Brian welcomes author and speaker Jason B Montanez. Jason will challenge you to think about what is holding you back in your life from being your best self. In January 2019, he released his second book titled “I’ve Got 99 Things to Quit And Giving Up is One.” that is a guide to self-improvement by identifying and working on things in your life that are holding you back.

Jason is the self-proclaimed Undisputed World Hea...

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January 31, 2019 26 min

Book Recommendations:

Beyond IBM by Lou Mobley, Kate McKeown

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Episode 44: Brian and Laura are joined by Co-Founder of sEATz Aaron Knape, and app to get food, beverage and merchandise to fans at sporting events.

Book Recommendations:

The Startup Equation: A Visual Guidebook to Building Your Startup Paperback by Steve Fisher and Ja-Nae Duane 

Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers by Tim Ferris https://www.amazon.com/Tools-Titans-...

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Episode 42 – We welcome Steven Rozenberg to share his journey from airline pilot to real estate investor, to property manager, to business owner, to author and public speaker. What’s most incredible is he is still doing all of those things today.

As an airline pilot during the 9/11 tragedy, Steve realized that there was no certainty when working for someone else and decided to take his future into his own hands. He built up a real ...

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