Interview with Kimanzi Constable: Corporate Consulting and Coaching – Small Business Show 181

Kimanzi constable interview Creating a lifestyle business that funds your Charmed Life is a goal for many Small Business owners. Today on the Small Business Show, we’re joined by Kimanzi Constable, business owner, author, consultant and coach who has created a lifestyle business that we can all learn from.

Shannon Jean and Dave Hamilton learn how Kimanzi started out small and then built up his business as his credibility grew to the point where he typically travels to 25+ countries each year consulting for Fortune 500 corporations.

During our discussion we cover topics including how to power through being told no and being ignored, how the power of small earnings can propel you to larger profits, becoming a knowledge worker, using an email list as the core of your online business, self-marketing tips and much, much more.

Listen in and then join the discussion on the Small Business Support Group!


  • 00:00:00 Small Business Show #181 for Wednesday, July 25, 2018
  • 00:01:04 Kimanzi Constable
  • 00:02:37 25 Countries per year doing his own thing
  • 00:04:39 Vacation relief – It’s a business!
  • 00:06:45 Corporate Consulting, Consulting Agency, and Training People to do it all
  • 00:09:39 180 Proposals = 36 Paid Gigs
  • 00:11:37 Online vs. Offline Pricing
  • 00:12:26 Be a knowledge worker
  • 00:14:29 “Don’t ever get complacent in your successes”
  • 00:18:05 SPONSOR: Visit for 20% off your first year.
  • 00:19:35 Email list: the core of what I do online
    • Leverage Permission-based marketing
  • 00:22:09 Self-Marketing Tips
    • Be transparent.
    • Add value.
    • Connect and make yourself available.
  • 00:25:02 Managing time: 70% on business, 10% on marketing, 20% on Netflix
  • 00:26:00 Planning each month’s content plan
  • 00:27:37 Create a business with life balance
  • 00:29:49 Favorite mistake: Over-reaching
  • 00:32:07 Find Kimanzi at
  • 00:32:58 SBS 181 Outtro

Are you Focusing on the Right Things for your Small Business? Small Business Show 180 for July 18, 2018

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Keeping focused while dealing with multiple tasks can be a challenge for any Small Business owner. Join Dave Hamilton and Shannon Jean as they discuss how they keep focused on the critical parts of their businesses each day.

You’ll also learn about the power of taking a break, how to measure productivity and how keeping simple lists can keep you on track each day. Shannon offers up a powerful question to ask yourself when trying to refocus you or your team on a task and we discuss the System vs. Goals approach to be sure you are focusing on the right tasks to fuel your success.

It’s then on to a discussion about how to get help to keep your focus with resources like the Small Business Support Group being a great place to get started.

Listen in for all this and more on this episode of the Small Business Show!


  • 00:00:00 Small Business Show #180 for Wednesday, July 18, 2018
  • 00:01:54 Focusing on Focus
  • 00:03:49 Value in Play Time
  • 00:05:56 Feeling productive
  • 00:08:09 The immense power of simple lists
  • 00:10:24 What could we be doing to generate more cash?
  • 00:13:28 What is my system?
  • Systems vs. Goals on the Small Business Show
  • 00:16:08 What is the why?
  • 00:17:45 Talk about efficiency and focus with your peers
  • 00:21:00 Small Business Support Group
  • 00:21:29 Focus on why you did this?
  • 00:24:52 Focus on successes
  • 00:26:36 SBS 180

Small Business News Roundup for July 2018- Small Business Show episode 179

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Join us this week on the Small Business Show for a discussion about current news that could impact your Small Business.

Listen in and hear our thoughts about the new Supreme Court ruling regarding online sales tax rules, Amazon’s new Prime delivery business opportunity and our thoughts about mixing your politics with your business.






Interview with Winemaker Tony Biagi – Small Business Show 178

Tony Biagi small business interviewJoin us this week on the Small Business Show for an insightful interview with Winemaker Tony Biagi to hear his story of moving from being employed by wineries to starting his own consulting business and eventually creating his own wine label, Patria.

During this episode, you’ll learn about how Tony built his own brand equity with his consulting business and how Tony learned early on to “not chase money, let it chase you”. Shannon Jean and Dave Hamilton discuss with Tony the challenges of stepping into situations where you are there to solve problems and how he works through the “because we’ve always done it this way” mentality.

Tony talks about how nature plays a huge role in his business and how he has adapted to take advantage of the good and downplay when things don’t go right. We ask Tony about his favorite mistake and we were not surprised to hear a common answer of “apprehension” and not taking the jump early enough to go out on his own.

Listen in for all this and more before you join us over on the Small Business Support Group with your questions and comments.

  • 00:00:00 Small Business Show #178 for Wednesday, July 4, 2018
  • 00:01:42 Tony Biagi Winemaker, Consultant, Entrepreneur
    • Patria Wines
  • 00:02:43 Winemaking: a marine biologists dream
  • 00:04:38 Formulating a plan… and seeing it through to fruition
  • Don’t chase money, let it chase you
  • 00:07:28 Building your own brand equity while consulting
  • 00:09:30 Trust your gut, own your decisions.
  • 00:11:17 Think critically, be proactive
  • 00:12:07 Blossom yourself and your business by empowering others to do the job
  • 00:14:49 Every decision needs a purpose
    • “Because we did it before” is not a good answer
  • 00:17:00 Stop and recognize the charmed life
  • 00:18:44 When nature plays a role in your business
  • 00:20:55 Protect your reputation
  • 00:21:40 Weather patterns, “Global Weirding”, and Risk Management
  • 00:23:31 Tony’s favorite mistake: Apprehension
  • 00:24:51 Believe in yourself and take the jump!
  • 00:25:06 Stop chasing your competitors and start working on your business
  • 00:26:26 Accept your role
    • Chase what you love, money will find you
  • 00:28:22 Focus on what’s next
    • Relationships and people
  • 00:30:38 Find Tony Biagi:
  • 00:36:00 You’re buying the person and the product
  • 00:36:57 SBS Outtro