Nurture Small Business

Nurture Small Business

Thank you for visiting Nurture Small Business! Our podcast will bring you small business growth ideas and stories of how entrepreneurs creatively nurture their businesses for success. We’ll share the lessons learned from real-life business owners, their growth strategies, and their survival strategies. Join us as we help you create a thriving space. Denise Cagan is a graduate of James Madison University and an Alumna of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program. She is also the owner of DCA Virtual Business Support, supporting small businesses remotely since 2011. You can learn more about DCA Virtual Business Support a dcavirtual.com.

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May 3, 2021 30 min

Ari Galper, author and creator of Unlock the Game debunks the top-selling myths like ‘it’s a numbers game.’ Ari’s method is around developing trust. Listen to today’s podcast to learn how and what to say to build trust and stop losing sales at “Hello.” 

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Most entrepreneurs think of venture capital only when they are trying to raise money for their firm. VCs also buy companies, and before you consider selling, you need to understand their positioning. Maceo Jourdan dishes on what he calls the VC mafia! ?

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Have you ever written a press release that received no attention? Today’s guest, Mickey Kennedy, owner of eReleases will tell you how to get local coverage for free. He also covers what is the best content to use to get your press releases picked up by journalists. It’s not what we’ve been taught as business owners!  

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April 12, 2021 25 min

Busting Sales Funnels myths is what Nikki Nash does best. If you don’t have a clue where your prospects are on the Empathy Map, your funnel doesn’t matter. Join us as the owner of Market Your Genius and author of the book by the same name breaks it down.  

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Non-profits often rely on donations, grants, and events to fund activities. This creates a fluctuating model. Imagine a model with sustainable revenue which also translates to sustainable programming! Daniel Parkins, an expert non-profit consultant, shares how this can be possible. 

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March 29, 2021 57 min

It is better to have a lawyer and never need them than to not have one when you do. A proactive plan to protect your small business from legal woes starts with comprehensive agreements and a review of liability. In the end, it can save you from costly situations. Today Noel Bagwell joins us to answer our audiences' legal questions about their businesses and non-profits.  

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March 22, 2021 23 min

Whether you desire to speak from a stage or motivate your team, speaking confidently impacts everyone including small business owners. There are some key tenets to speaking without fear. Mike Acker shares the 7 strategies from his book Speak with No Fear in this week’s podcast.  

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March 15, 2021 22 min

Gain clarity on what a solid foundation might look like by assessing the four major sections of your business. Join us as Jeff Chastain, of Admentus inc, explains how business owners can establish a long-term cadence for predictable and stable growth. 

 

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March 8, 2021 22 min

SaaS to manage human capital? That seems counter-intuitive, however, EddyHR has done just that. Join us as co-owner Jordan Boorgaard dives into this technology designed for small to medium-sized businesses.  


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March 1, 2021 31 min

Every business owner should track 5-7 metrics. Finding the right metrics for your business and interpreting the data may not come naturally. In steps John Briggs with Incite Tax & Accounting. His motto: “What gets measured gets done.” Join us for this week’s podcast with John.  

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February 22, 2021 13 min

Having run digital campaigns for high-profile clients such as HSN, Wendy Williams, Eastbay, Aer Lingus, and SkyMall, Ana Raynes, owner of Simplified Impact, has the goods on what it takes to win in the digital marketing arena. Join us on our most recent podcast as Ana discusses why the digital space is so important for B2B marketing.

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February 15, 2021 23 min

Doing the next right thing came naturally to Reid | Rodell’s Chief Visionary Officer, Charlotte Reid. Her event company was heavily impacted by the pandemic. That did not stop her from providing the most amazing level of customer service that, in-turn created a steadfast brand loyalty. Listen to Charlotte’s story on this podcast of Event Planning With or Without Covid.  

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February 8, 2021 31 min

Technology effectiveness has an inverse relationship to the budget allocated. Think of it this way: when your technology is well-suited to your goals, you company becomes more productive, less vulnerable with risk, and capacity improves. Join us as Matt Rosenthal with Mind Core explains.  

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February 1, 2021 20 min

The average prospecting closing rate across industries is 20 – 25%. Find out how you can create more unique conversations in which you can share your story. Chad Cuttino from Piedmont Prospecting shares his expertise in our most recent podcast.  

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January 25, 2021 18 min

After years of being on the road with 20% of his time living in a Marriott hotel, Tim Kubiak tired of building other people’s companies to success. They cashed out and became millionaires, but he didn’t! At this point in his life, he decided to shift his focus to teaching small business owners how to create their own Mercenary Sales Management team.  

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January 18, 2021 16 min

Do you understand how Covid relief funds will affect your company’s taxes? Carolina Aponte of Caja Holdings talks to us about how to strategically plan your business’s finances and get through this tax season unscathed.

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Do you know what it takes to have Relentless Customer Service? The kind that makes your customers feel like a Rock Star and also builds a tremendous amount of loyalty. Join us with Dr. Kelly Henry who discusses how you can achieve this. 

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December 10, 2020 18 min

When the beginning of the pandemic hit, Cory Harris and Julie Traxler of SB PACE began reaching out to their friends and family who owned businesses to see how they were faring. They learned much. One thing stood out, the foundation of the business was a key factor in how well these businesses were able to either pivot or tighten their belts for survival. Join us to hear their insights what a solid business foundation looks like. 

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December 7, 2020 25 min

There is no denying that podcasting has become a popular trend. Starting a podcast may be a great way to get your business ideas out there. How hard is it to produce and monetize your podcast? Paula Okonneh, host of Chatting with the Experts, tells us everything you need to know about producing a podcast. 

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November 23, 2020 21 min

Growing and thriving businesses sometimes get the opportunities to work with bigger commercial fish. These bigger companies have a lot of resources and are experts in contract negotiation. How can small business negotiate better commercial deals with their big clients? Mike Lander, Procurement Director of Piscari, gives his insight on strategically planning your negotiations before you even sit at the table. 

 

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