Mind the Business Podcast (small business)

Getting funding to start or expand a business through a bank or other financial institutions can sometimes be difficult for entrepreneurs and small business owners.  For some entrepreneurs, crowdfunding may be their way to get the financing they need.  Crowdfunding expert David Khorram explains how crowdfunding works and how to execute a successful crowdfunding campaign

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Category:Small Business -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Listen to this episode and find out if Franchising is the best way to start your new buisness. Our guest is Page Nicol, Franchise Specialist from FranNet Southern California. 

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Category:Small Business -- posted at: 1:54pm PDT


There are many things to consider when looking for a business location.  A small business owner must carefully consider various factors in leasing a commercial space.  In this episode, Dennis Wright of SCORE, discusses commercial leasing.


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Category:Small Business -- posted at: 4:10pm PDT


A business plan is a necessary roadmap for entrepreneurs and small business owners.   A business with a business plan has a greater chance to succeed than a business without one.  For many entrepreneurs and small business owners, developing a business plan can seem like a daunting task.  Jack McSunas of the Service Corps of Retired Executives or SCORE explains that putting together a business plan is not as overwhelming as it seems.


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Category:Small Business -- posted at: 1:00am PDT


Yelp! can be a great online tool to develop a business online profile through customer reviews.  Morgan Remmers, Manager of Local Business Outreach for Yelp!, talks about how businesses can use the various tools Yelp! offers.


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Category:Small Business -- posted at: 12:00am PDT


In order to increase their chances of succeeding, small businesses must have a strategic plan.  Jay McDowell of ActionCoach of Orange County, discusses the seven elements of a strategic plan.


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Category:Small Business -- posted at: 8:55am PDT


:  For many entrepreneurs and small business owners, getting expert advice on how to start or run a business can be difficult.  Many startups, entrepreneurs and small business owners can turn to the best kept secret in the United States -- the Service Corps of Retired Executives or SCORE.  Dennis Wright -- Assistant District Director of SCORE Orange County, Inland Empire, and Coachella Valley -- explains the services SCORE provides free of charge or at a nominal cost.


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Category:Small Business -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Gerry Grant, founder of Search-Optimization.com, reveals some tips on marketing via social media sites.

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Category:Small Business -- posted at: 4:05pm PDT

Gerry Grant, founder of Search-Optimization, discusses the use of search engine optimization to increase your company's profile.

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Category:Small Business -- posted at: 9:04am PDT

On our show we have Sheryl Lynn, Co-owner and executive of Essence Water, Inc. Sheryl is also a marketing guru and business event coordinator. Sheryl shares her 10 best tips for a good marketing plan.  

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Category:Small Business -- posted at: 12:00am PDT