We’re fortunate to discover so many diverse skill sets with all of the Small Business owners we get to meet on the Small Business Show. This week we are joined by Nick Zadrozny, founder and CEO of One More Cloud. We’re excited to have Nick as a guest today so he can educate us about One More Cloud, their products and services and about his Small Business story.
Join us today to hear how Nick and his team created One More Cloud in 2009 to be one of the first companies to offer an Infrastructure as a Service. Nick discusses his years of programming and website programming experience and how a sticky note on his desk, labeled “Build Passive Revenue!” was the impetus to start One More Cloud.
Listen in and hear about Nick’s 10-year journey, moving from Engineer to Manager and then to the leadership position of CEO and how he has adjusted to the various roles and requirements of a fast growing business.
Nick talks about the power of having a group of like-minded peers, such as a CEO Coaching Group to share the details of your business with that can offer advice and criticism of all different aspects of your business, as well as your own actions as CEO.
There’s much more to hear on this episode that you don’t want to miss! After the show, join us at the Small Business Support Group to ask questions, comment and share your own story.
00:00:00 Small Business Show #206 for Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Are you a confident Small Business owner? Has showing that confidence helped build your business? Join your hosts Shannon Jean and Dave Hamilton today on episode 205 of the Small Business Show to hear learn how your own confidence can inspire confidence in your employees and your customers – leading to more sales and success!
You’ll hear why “Praising yourself (and your Small Business) daringly” is a proven marketing technique that you should become comfortable using. When you communicate your expertise and display confidence, most people will believe you and they will tend to confirm that impression in their minds.
We discuss a number of methods to use to create the confidence in yourself and your Small Business to attract success including the controversial use of “directional truths”, promoting past successes and how you overcame adversity even if it was caused by your own mistakes and how talking about big goals can convince potential customers that you’re already there.
Listen in for all this and much more, then join us at the Small Business Support Group to join the conversation, ask questions and share your own confidence story.
00:00:00 Small Business Show #205 for Wednesday, January 9, 2019
00:01:18 The benefits of attending CES
00:04:31 Trade shows are valuable!
00:05:10 The Confidence Episode
00:05:48 Confidence vs. Competence
Sammy Hagar says it best!
00:06:30 Step one: Say you’re the best; Step two: become the best!
00:09:39 People are impressed more by confidence
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00:14:38 Promote previous successes
00:15:57 Tell “directional” truths
“Thousands of customers…”
“Multi-million dollar business…”
“Dozens of employees…”
00:18:58 Promote brand name customers and big deals
00:22:13 Talk about how you’ve overcome mistakes
00:23:29 Talk about your goals
00:24:38 Know your cash numbers, even if they suck!
Join us this week as your hosts Dave Hamilton and Shannon Jean discuss resolutions for your Small Business, how being productive is a great motivator to propel you forward and how focusing on efficiency can start your New Year off strong.
We then jump into a discussion of using Debt as a Catalyst to massively-positive cashflow. Dave explains this concept while Shannon tries to poke holes in the idea, but then gets onboard.
The debt discussion leads us to a talk about not knowing what you’re capable of until you are forced to act and how Crisis can be a powerful change-agent for you and your company.