Nurture Small Business

Nurture Small Business

Nurture Small Business shares small business growth ideas, survival strategies, and stories of how women entrepreneurs creatively nurture their businesses for success. Join us as we amplify our voices as one, uplifting and creating a thriving space for women-owned small businesses. Topics included: Bipartisan Legislation that Impacts Women-Owned Small Businesses, Resources for Women Business Owners, Self-Care for Women Small Business Owners, Business Development, Boundaries Within a Family Business, Workplace Culture, Talent Management, Exit and Continuity Plans for Your Business, New Technology, Forecasting, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.


September 18, 2023 26 mins

Success doesn't solely stem from your IQ; emotional intelligence plays an equally important role. To cultivate a thriving business and a successful team, textbook knowledge alone won't cut it. You have to be able to understand your own emotions and those of your team. Dive into the world of emotions, understanding, and leadership in this episode with our guest — an expert in the field of emotional intelligence.  

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Did you know there’s a difference between work-from-home and remote work? While many use the terms interchangeably, there are important differences between the two when it comes to where your employees can work. Today’s guest is ready to help you understand these distinctions and navigate the complex tax implications of hiring remote and work-from-home employees. 

Deanna Baumgardner, owner of Employers Advantage, provides insight in...

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What is social proof? Do your reviews affirm that you are a legitimate business that provides excellent goods and services? What about third-party reviews such as Google Reviews, Trust Pilot, or Clutch? Your reviews must create proof, which leads to trust, and is a part of your marketing engine. But your reviews are only a small piece of your Total Online Presence. Your reviews, social profiles, competitors, and website are major i...

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Whatever happened to the human aspect of human performance? Over time, businesses have abandoned the practice of encouraging human connection in the workplace. It's time we break free from the impersonal, robotic-like business models and embrace a more humanizing approach to performance!  

Angie Dianetti is the President of Radcom, a performance consulting company. She discusses how her company is paving the way in the performa...

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When it comes to running a franchise, what is most important to ensuring its success? Today's guest has the answer, as well as useful advice on navigating the complicated world of buying and maintaining a franchise!   

Here to answer these questions is Jane Stein, a certified franchise consultant and the Founder and President of Your Franchise is Waiting. Jane breaks down the structured phases of the sales processes for franchi...

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From employment trends such as the Turnover Tsunami to the Great Reshuffle to the Great Stay, employers have seen a lot of changes in the employment market over the last few years. Though many of these types of changes are out of your hands, there are some things your company can control. Explore past and present employment trends and learn how to take back the driver’s seat in an ever-changing employment market in this episode of ...

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ADHD and entrepreneurial success are an unexpected yet emerging duo. Whether you yourself have ADHD or you manage a team with individuals who have it, this episode is for you! 

Elle O'Flaherty, founder of Interlace Solutions Coaching, discusses the advantages and challenges of being an entrepreneur with ADHD. With situationally variable attention and creative problem-solving skills, ADHD brains have unique strengths. However, t...

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Remote work and work-from-home models have transformed our lives for the better in many ways. It has also impacted our mental health. In this episode of Denise’s Opinions, Denise looks at the positive and negative impacts of remote work on our mental health. 

Mental health in the workplace has been a hot topic for a few years now, and we still do not completely understand the effects that the pandemic and shift to remote and hybrid ...

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June 19, 2023 26 mins

The hiring process is a delicate game of deal or no deal, which makes it exhausting and challenging to navigate. My guest today is here to discuss how you can break the cycle, making for an easier and more efficient hiring process!  

Neha Naik, owner of Recruit Gyan (ɡjɑːn; ‘knowledge’ in Sanskrit), is a leader in the recruiting game. She shares her recipe for finding the best topical talent for your company, along with her expertis...

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The Small Business Administration (SBA) has a 5% goal to contract with women, yet 44% of small business owners are women. That doesn’t add up! Ultimately, the government is failing female business owners. So, how do we take a stand for these small business owners? By allying together.  

In today’s episode of Denise’s Opinions, Denise stirs the pot, sharing her beliefs surrounding how we, including herself, have failed in allying for...

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Does human psychology prevent business owners from budgeting and forecasting to meet their business and personal financial goals? That’s the question of the episode today as Financial Strategist, Yasnay Montalvo, discusses how our minds influence our finances.  

Yasnay talks about the Profit First methodology and how it affects our decision-making. Through sharing unique techniques to bring nonverbal communication to the surface, sh...

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Studies have shown that nearly 50% of business owners do not take vacations. Do you fall into this category? Intentionally stepping away from the office is important for your mental health and can reduce stress. If you haven’t guessed by now, today’s episode of Denise’s Opinions is all about why business owners need to take the time to disconnect from their companies.  

Fear of missing out (FOMO) and an ingrained hustle mentality ca...

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May 22, 2023 36 mins

One of the top fears business owners have is selling. Will your products or services market well? Will you make enough money? We are here to put those fears to rest! In this episode, uncover the hidden key to increasing your sales as my guest discusses the importance of understanding human behavior and how it coincides with your company's sales.  

Meet James Bond, a leading behavioral management specialist and today’s expert gu...

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Pay transparency laws are changing in some states. Is your state one of them? Get in the know and learn the importance of staying up to date on these laws in states where your company does business!  

When dealing with pay transparency, it is a good idea to seek legal and HR advice, review compensation practices and employee handbooks, and communicate openly with employees about their compensation. Managers and leaders need to be pr...

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May 8, 2023 22 mins

If your business is booming and you’re looking to expand, chances are you’re going to need access to capital. So, how hard, or easy, is it for a business owner to obtain money and resources when growing their business? My guest today is here to answer this BIG question!  

Meet Mark Ritter, the CEO of MBFS, a credit union organization that specializes in providing loan services to credit unions, so they can provide crucial loans to p...

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Change is inevitable. But does it start with your organization or the people within it? With 70% of initiatives failing due to resistance from employees, organizational change must begin with preparing your team for change. My guest today is here to help better equip you to lead your team through organizational change!  

Brian Gorman, of Transforming Lives.Coach, joins me to discuss the need for grieving and letting go during change...

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As your business grows, areas of your business must evolve with it. So, it’s important to reevaluate key areas of your business to ensure they still align with your business’s goals. But what exactly are you supposed to look at? In this episode of Denise’s Opinions, Denise unboxes her take on just that by breaking down the components of cross-functional brand alignment.  

The conversation doesn’t stop after the episode ends either. ...

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Your customer service is the face and voice of your business. It has the power to make or break your clients’ experience. My guest today is an expert when it comes to properly training and empowering front-facing employees to handle customer inquiries and complaints.  

Beverly Hathorn, owner of Strategic HR Consultants , is a customer satisfaction guru with over 25 years of experience managing and developing teams. She looks at comp...

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Nobody likes to hear the words downsizing or layoff when it pertains to business. As we all know, though, stuff happens. So, how do you handle it when it does? There may not be a definite answer to this question, but there are experienced opinions. And this episode is full of them!  

Denise opens up about her past encounters with internal business restructuring, the anxiety that those what ifs can cause, practical recommendations on...

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Victoria Pelletier, nicknamed the Turnaround Queen due to her tenaciousness when parachuting into distressed markets or business. She has a passion for building strong leadership teams that foster company culture. Her process shows leadership teams how to attract and retain talent, create a strong employee value proposition, be clear with employees about what success looks like, measure performance holistically, and build trust wit...

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