The Small Business Radio Show

The Small Business Radio Show

Barry Moltz gets small businesses unstuck. He has founded and run small businesses with a great deal of success and failure for more than 25 years. Barry knows the formula for taking your company to the next level! This is a business radio show where we talk about all the craziness of small business. It’s that craziness that actually makes it exciting, interesting and totally unpredictable.

Episodes

June 27, 2022 53 min
SEGMENT 1 with David Gelles, starting at 0:00: In our society today, we revere many of our most financially successful business leaders with almost religious dedication. Think about all the memorials at Apple stores by consumers when Steve Jobs died… or the respect that Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Richard Branson get. Is this deserved?

SEGMENT 2 with Ivy Walker, starting at 19:00: I always said that if entrepreneurs knew the risks ...
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SEGMENT 1 with JD Sherman, starting at 0:00: Cybersecurity is a huge issue for small business owners. Your business is always at risk if you’re not making cybersecurity a priority. It seems like the number one problem is password protection, and there is an easy solution.

SEGMENT 2 with Tiago Forte, starting at 19:00: One of the things that so many small business owners struggle with is how to be more productive at work and get do...
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SEGMENT 1 with Amy Herman, starting at 0:00: How can we sharpen our business observation, analysis, and communication skills? Amy Herman believes we can do it by looking at art.

SEGMENT 2 with Heenle Turner, starting at 17:00: According to our next guest, 23% of businesses fail because they don’t have the right team. This is increasing because of the difficulty of finding the right employees. How do you become the employer of choice...
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SEGMENT 1: Netflix broke the mold in 2013 when they released all the episodes for House of Cards at once. Especially over the last few years, Netflix has become a fixture in so many people’s lives. What is the rest of Hollywood doing to compete with Netflix? (with Dade Hayes, starting at 0:00)

SEGMENT 2: The movie HER with Scarlett Johansson is about an operating system that is self-aware and provides companionship to Joaquin Phoeni...
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SEGMENT 1 with Alina Vandenberghe, starting at 0:00: How can small business owners help with the crisis in Ukraine? Alina shares how her company is supporting people in the region and how others can do the same.

SEGMENT 2 with John Livesay, starting at 19:00: Selling has changed a lot over the years. First, it was in person and by telephone. Today it’s also through social media, online reviews, texting, email, and Zoom. How does a s...
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SEGMENT 1 with Angie Morgan, starting at 0:00: To be successful, small business owners need to understand the role that risk plays in their business and their life. But many have a misconception about how much risk is needed or how many risks they are actually taking.

SEGMENT 2 with Jim Terry, starting at 19:00: How does a small business owner navigate the turbulence at the intersection of business and politics? And what opportuni...
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SEGMENT 1: What can climbing Mt. Everest teach you about leadership and vulnerability? A lot! Vivian shares his experience on Everest and offers an extraordinary window into what it takes to succeed in any circumstance. (with Vivian James Rigney, starting at 0:00)

SEGMENT 2: We are used to providing customers with an incredible experience. How can we transfer that to our employees in order to attract and retain them? (with Donna Cut...
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SEGMENT 1: Can TikTok be a good marketing and relationship building tool for your business? (with Austin Armstrong, starting at 0:00)

SEGMENT 2: What are the top challenges that female and minority small business owners face? What resources are available and what can be done to help? (with Liz Sara, starting at 18:15)

SEGMENT 3: With employees leaving in record numbers, how can businesses help their teams manage stress and foster a f...
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SEGMENT 1 with John Lee Dumas, starting at 0:00: Who knows what makes entrepreneurs tick more than JLD, the host of Entrepreneurs on Fire? He shares what it takes to reach uncommon success based on his own experience and interviews with thousands of entrepreneurs.

SEGMENT 2: When it comes to keeping your employees this year, you have to do more listening than talking. That is hard for a lot of small business owners who are used to ...
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SEGMENT 1: The biggest problem for most small businesses this year is to fill the open positions they have in their company. What is the best way to do this? (with Evan Sohn, starting at 0:00)

SEGMENT 2: We are going to cover a topic that we have never covered on the show: Bitcoin. What relevance does it have to small business, their customers, and their vendors? (with Chris Brady, starting at 18:30)

SEGMENT 3: Edtech boomed during t...
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SEGMENT‌ ‌1 with Bernard Mayer and Jacqueline N. Font-Guzmán,‌ ‌‌starting‌ ‌at‌ ‌0:00‌:‌ ‌Open conflict has become a part of our everyday lives. Whether it’s at work, on tv, or on social media, conflict surrounds us. How do we navigate this?

SEGMENT‌ ‌2 with Shea Horovitz,‌ ‌‌starting‌ ‌at 20:00‌:‌ ‌Can a business have primarily a philanthropic mission and still make a profit? Shea Horovitz, co-founder of Eyeleos, shares his experie...
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SEGMENT 1 with Benajmin Alexander, starting at 0:00: Most of the medals for the Winter Olympics are won by Nordic countries or other wealthy nations. What is it like to compete in the Olympics where you have no realistic chance of winning a medal? We are speaking with two Olympic athletes that competed in the Beijing Winter Olympics from two unlikely countries, the first is Benjamin Alexander from Jamaica.

SEGMENT 2 with Carlos Mae...
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SEGMENT 1 with Josh Landan, starting at 0:00: How do you stand out in a saturated industry? Josh Landan is here to share his story about how he started a craft brewing company that he sold to Coors for $100 million.

SEGMENT 2 with Desmond Attmore, starting at 17:15: One of the best ways to make progress toward racial equality in this country is to support the starting and growing of Black-owned small businesses. Desmond Attmore is ...
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SEGMENT 1 with Micheline Maynard, starting at 0:00: How did Zingerman’s go from a corner deli in Ann Arbor, Michigan to a $70M food empire?

SEGMENT 2 with Steven J. Anderson, starting at 19:15: More than ever we need to recommit to creating a special experience for all our customers. Our next guest says he learned most of these lessons when he was a kid with a paper route. Maybe you can relate!

SEGMENT 3 with Shawn Hill, starting a...
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SEGMENT 1 with Keith Ferrazzi, starting at 0:00: How do you compete in a post-COVID world where high-performing teams are the key to your company’s success but you still struggle to keep your teams together?

SEGMENT 2 with Shawn Hill, starting at 18:30: We all know the importance of customer reviews for our companies – but you may not realize how these reviews affect company culture.

SEGMENT 3 with Steve Oriola, starting at 36:15:...
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SEGMENT 1 with David Bodanis, starting at 0:00: Let’s face it – in the last 5 years, the world has gotten a whole lot meaner with social media and public figures normalizing bullying, lying, and dividing people. What can we do about it? David Bodanis is here to share the power of decency in a world turned mean.

SEGMENT 2 with Chris Lynam, starting at 18:00: Businesses lost over 100 billion dollars in recent years, and that was all b...
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SEGMENT 1 with James D. White, starting at 0:00: Building anti-racist leadership in your company is more than just “the right thing to do” – it contributes positively to successful operations and a strong bottom line. We dive into the topic of anti-racist leadership with James White who has led companies as a CEO and operating executive over the last thirty years.

SEGMENT 2 with Monica Parkin, starting at 17:45: When people meet me ...
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SEGMENT 1 with Adam Lyons, starting at 0:00: The Department of Labor reported that 4.5 million Americans left their jobs in November 2021, breaking the previous record set the month prior. We are currently seeing the highest “quit rates” since the government started keeping track two decades ago. What’s driving this phenomenon? Why are people leaving? Where are they going? Adam Lyons has a solution for how small businesses can sur...
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SEGMENT 1 with Anne Lester, starting at 0:00: Many small business owners don’t think about retirement. There are two reasons for this. First, many think they will never retire because they wouldn’t know what to do if they weren’t working. Secondly, if they do retire, they think they’ll have a boatload of money from selling their company. But statistics show that only about 30% of all small businesses that are put up for sale actual...
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SEGMENT 1 with Jonathan Goldhill, starting at 0:00: The dynamics of family businesses are fascinating. While it’s not quite like the Roy family on the hit TV show Succession, there are unique issues that any family faces when they work in the same business together. Jonathan Goldhill shares the things family businesses must get right in order to scale and survive for the next generation.

SEGMENT 2 with Guy Goldstein, starting at 19...
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