Multimedia Storytelling with Bailey Barnard of Media Stone Creative – Small Business Show 322

One of the opportunities of owning a business that we discuss on the show often is being able to create your own story. Molding a powerful narrative around your business, your brand, your products, and even yourself can be one of the most rewarding and powerful aspects of being a business owner. But what if you’re not sure how to Read more…

The Hiring Process: Attracting, Vetting and Interviewing – Small Business Show 320

Join your hosts Dave Hamilton and Shannon Jean as they work through the Hiring Process with a new employee for one of Dave’s small businesses, Backbeat Media. We will discuss attracting talent by using LinkedIn Jobs, vetting prospective candidates, and tips and techniques for holding interviews. We also learn about the extremely effective concept of a “paid audition” for new Read more…

Tom Blumenthal – President and CEO of GEARYS Beverly Hills – Small Business Show Episode 319

It’s not often that we have a guest running a business that has been in operation for over 90-years. A company that may have started small but has grown to 5 locations in Southern California with over 80 employees. Tom Blumenthal has had the challenging task of stewarding a storied brand through the Coronavirus and adapting to changing customer habits Read more…

Fueling Your Success with the Tears of Naysayers – Small Business Show 318

As Entrepreneurs and Small Business owners, we often hear these phrases:  That won’t work. If it’s such a good business idea, why hasn’t anyone else done it? Maybe you should stay in your lane. You should be more realistic. Naysayers are all around us. Join your hosts Shannon Jean and Dave Hamilton today on The Small Business Show to learn Read more…

Lloyd Chapman – Founder American Small Business League – Small Business Show Episode 317

Are Small Businesses getting their legally mandated share of government contracts? Lloyd Chapman dug into this issue and was so concerned with the results that he founded the American Small Business League to fight for the rights of Small Business owners and their access to government contracts. Join your hosts Dave Hamilton and Shannon Jean for a fascinating discussion of Read more…

Elon Musk: If you need encouragement, don’t become an entrepreneur – Small Business Show 315

When asked recently what encouragement he could provide to a new entrepreneur, Elon Musk replied: “If you need encouragement, don’t become an entrepreneur.” Your hosts Shannon Jean and Dave Hamilton take a deep dive into this comment and develop ways to build a system that provides built-in encouragement based on your own actions.  Join us for this episode of the Read more…

Hiring too Slowly and the Concept of Levers – Small Business Show 314

It’s time for more small business therapy on episode 314 of The Small Business Show. We start out with your co-host Dave Hamilton discussing his hiring challenges for a very specific position within one of his businesses. After we work on that issue it’s on to Shannon Jean’s new Concept of Levers and why levers are so important for your Read more…