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Helping Underserved Small Businesses #009

The Small Business Matters Podcast

Release Date: 09/13/2022

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The Small Business Matters Podcast

We dive into two great topics in this episode — in our first segment, we speak with Jean Smart, CEO of Penelope, a fast-rising platform that makes 401Ks accessible for small business owners.  In our second segment, we speak with Shaun G. Bull, CEO of Enterprise Consultants Group in Los Angeles, California, about tax resolution and how he has come to the aid of small business owners dealing with tax debt.  SEGMENT #1 We discuss Penelope's mission to make 401Ks accessible to small businesses and entrepreneurs with Jean Smart from Penelope. Jean shares insights from her extensive...

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This week, we dive into a great book by renowned small business expert and author, . It's called "Building the Ultimate Marketing Engine," and if you are looking to rev up your holiday sales this season, you will want to pay close attention during this episode. John drops some serious nuggets in world-class customer service and taking your business to the next level. We also share our next Founder's Narrative story by Laura Lady, Founder and CEO of .  It's a cool story about a giant fat burg that clogged up the pipes in East London and inspired this SharkTank featured entrepreneur to take...

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If you are running an online store for your small business, you know how important organic traffic can be. So for this small business matter, we’re going to talk about Pinterest, and why it has become such an important component for so many online resellers.  Jeff Sieh, Head Beard at and Host of the weekly podcast is here to help us unpack the many cool ways Pinterest can benefit your online business.  We will also hear from Braxton Fleming, Founder of Stealth Bro's & Co in a new segment where we hear small business origin stories. For any resources mentioned on the show...

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According to BizBuySell’s Insight Report, a leading resource that tracks and analyzes businesses-for-sale, the number of business acquisitions grew in Q1, 2023 by 4.8% over the prior quarter. And while this bounce follows three consecutive declines, the market of buying and selling businesses has almost reached pre-pandemic levels. Whether you are buying a business or selling a business, value matters. So for this small business matter, we will be speaking with Rich Goeldner. He's an Accredited Senior Appraiser who has provided valuation advisory services since the early '90s, and he...

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Happy pride Month to all our listeners! Today we have two guests, each with a wealth of information to share specifically for LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs and business owners. All small business owners face challenges when they’re starting out, and they’ll probably experience bumps along the road as times goes by, too. Being an LGBTQ+ business owner or entrepreneur means you may face more challenges than others, in some cases. Only about 4% of businesses in the US are owned by LGBTQ+ people, even though 7% of the US population identifies as LGBTQ+. So, in honor of Pride month and LGBTQ+ small...

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Do you become overwhelmed when you think about reorganizing in your business? Or perhaps the idea of overhauling how you store and archive digital files is keeping you up at night. If this is you, we have a great conversation for you today with special guest, JoAnn Krall of The Sensible Organizer. She's been helping small business owners and entrepreneurs stay organized using a smart, personalized approach.   During our conversation, we touch on:   1) The series of life events that inspired The Sensible Organizer 2) Dealing with shame associated with disorganization  3) Choosing...

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For years now, businesses have coveted that top search engine results ranking spot. But with AI search tools, that may now be an obsolete goal. So how can small businesses, in particular, utilize this evolving technology to continue to get in front of their customers and clients? How do we “do” search in the age of AI? Well, here to help us shed some light on all this is , founder, and CEO of .   Wil comes to us from Philadelphia, where he started his agency in his living room in 2002. Now, seer has more than 200 team members all across North America helping clients stay visible to...

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We’re celebrating National Small Business Week with this episode.  SEGMENT 1:  In our first segment, I will be speaking with from ADP about how they are supporting emerging and underserved small businesses and their role as an official Small Business Week sponsor.   SEGMENT 2: Begins at 10:35 Emily Garman is in conversation with Finance and Mindset Coach about the implications of taking on business debt. For any resources mentioned on the show today, visit our show notes over at     Want to help us grow? Drop us an honest review and rating on whichever...

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We are diving into the small business matter of business sentiment in this special episode of Small Business Matters with a discussion with Emily Wavering Corcoran. Emily is the Program Manager in charge of the Small Business Credit Survey at the Federal Reserve Banks. If you are unfamiliar with the SBCS, the Small Business Credit Survey, is a collaboration of all 12 Federal Reserve Banks, which provides timely information about small business conditions to policymakers and service providers. In 2022, the survey reached nearly 8,000 employer small businesses, collecting information about the...

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If you're running a small business that caters to businesses and professionals, having an active presence on LinkedIn is a must. But posting the right content that resonates can be a bit of a science. You have to be a clever fox to figure out this small business matter. So to help us do LinkedIn better we have invited to join us.  Judi is listed as a Top 10 LinkedIn Coach for 2021 in Yahoo Finance and a featured speaker at Social Media Marketing World. With over 18 years of experience in business development and sales, Judi Fox developed the LinkedIn Business Accelerator Method to...

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This week on the Small Business Matters podcast we sit down with two exceptional leaders doing incredible work on behalf of the small business community.

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In our first segment, we speak with Shannan Herbert, Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer for City First Bank about underwriting for racial justice. In this thought-provoking discussion, we talk about the disparities black and brown businesses face in gaining access to credit, and key learnings from her work with Beneficial State Foundation and the special purpose credit program currently in development. 

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Each year the Federal Reserve surveys small business owners about applying for credit and their challenges. Emily Wavering Corcoran is the Program Manager in charge of this research. In our interview, Emily discusses the latest report on small businesses owned by people of color. It's really remarkable research that raises a lot of questions about small business credit disparity for underserved small businesses.
 
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