Small Business Big World

Small Business Big World

New episodes every Tuesday discussing the challenges, adventures and fun of being a small business owner. Each week we'll delve into various small business topics, from real-world DEI considerations to selling your business, using video to market your business, unique benefit offerings for your employees and so much more. Curated by the crew at Paper Trails.


April 16, 2024 40 mins

In this episode of Small Business Big World, we sit down with Conner Kennedy, an expert from Acadia Benefits, to explore the often complex world of benefits for small businesses. From health and wellness programs to employee benefits packages, Conner shares invaluable insights and practical advice to help small business owners navigate the ever-evolving landscape of benefits.  Whether you're just starting out or looking to enh...

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In this episode of "Small Business Big World," we're joined by Jonathan Johnson from Kasprzak Insurance to delve into the world of insurance for small businesses. Jonathan will share expert insights and practical advice to help you navigate the complexities of insurance and make informed decisions to help safeguard your business against unforeseen risks and liabilities.

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In this episode of Small Business Big World, we sit down with Mark Osborn, owner of the Topside Inn located in Boothbay Harbor, ME, to dive deep into how hospitality businesses gear up for the bustling tourist season.

Mark shares insights from his experience managing two distinct hotels and a vacation rental business, shedding light on the meticulous preparations required for a successful season. From timing renovations to estimatin...

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In this episode of Small Business Big World, we're joined by Becky Jacobson, representing HospitalityMaine, to dive deep into the world of trade shows and details the immense value they offer to small business owners. From networking opportunities to showcasing products and services, Becky shares invaluable insights and practical advice on how to maximize your presence and ROI at trade shows. 

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In this episode of "Small Business Big World," we're joined by Laura Dolce, the Director of the Kennebunk Maine Chamber of Commerce, to explore how small businesses can maximize their membership benefits in a chamber or trade organization. Laura shares insights on how to navigate the various programs, events, and networking opportunities available through the chamber, as well as tips on how to actively engage and con...

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March 19, 2024 31 mins

In this episode of "Small Business Big World," join Chris and Jeff to discuss the ins and outs of pricing your services. Together, they dive into best practices for determining the value of your offerings and recognizing the expertise of both yourself and your business.  Tune in as they share practical tips and strategies to help you set prices that reflect the true worth of your services while ensuring profitability and ...

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March 12, 2024 39 mins

In this episode of "Small Business Big World," we explore retirement plans for small businesses with our guest, Nate Moody from Lebel and Harriman Retirement Advisors. Join us as we break down different retirement plan options, review defined benefit versus defined contribution plans and discuss tax credits for employers.  Tune in to hear Nate's expertise on simplify the complexities of retirement planning, ensuring ...

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In this episode of "Small Business Big World," we dive into the world of video content marketing with our guest, Graham Duval from Valüd Productions. We discuss the impact of video content on social media engagement and discover strategies for creating videos that resonate with your audience. From increasing brand awareness to driving sales, tune in to learn actionable tips and insights on using video content to boost you...

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March 5, 2024 22 mins

In this episode of "Small Business Big World," we're diving into the world of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the workplace alongside our special guest, Colby Bracy from Hello Humans HR Consulting and the esteemed Nonantum Resort in Kennebunk. Join us for an insightful discussion on how DEI practices influence real-life workplaces, promoting inclusivity and driving business success. Tune in for practical st...

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February 14, 2024 3 mins

Welcome to Small Business Big World! I'm Chris Cluff, and I'm thrilled to kick off this podcast journey with you.

In this first episode, we're here to give you a warm introduction to Small Business Big World, your go-to resource for small business insights. Think of us as your friendly guide through the maze of small business management.

Join us for a quick chat about what you can expect from future episodes. We'l...

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