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27- Non-Profits

Been There, Done That!

Release Date: 06/21/2015

84 - Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) show art 84 - Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs)

Been There, Done That!

Professional Employer Organizations are an increasingly popular way for small and medium sized businesses to manage their HR and payroll functions.  By outsourcing these administrative burdens, the staff is free to focus on their core competencies.  And, because PEOs service many companies, they can exercise their purchasing power to offer higher quality employee benefits while reducing insurance costs. Join host Dennis Zink and guests John Coleman and Brian Smith of Oasis, a Paychex company, as they discuss the benefits and costs of using a PEO.  If your business has employees...

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83 - Business Partners show art 83 - Business Partners

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When two or more people get together with a business idea, their first inclination is often to join together as partners.  However, that’s not always the best decision, and even when it is, there are a number of variables that need to be considered.  A business partnership can be as rewarding and exasperating as any relationship.  This podcast discusses what a partnership entails, including the benefits, drawbacks and other things you should know before proceeding down this path. Listen as host Dennis Zink and expert guest Michael Zuckerman, a SCORE mentor, attorney and...

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82 - Avoid Cyber Attacks! show art 82 - Avoid Cyber Attacks!

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Every business today is dependent on computer systems, and a cyber attack could be devastating.  In this episode, host Dennis Zink talks with David Spire, Chief Development Officer and Chris Brenes, Director of IT Security for Entech.  They discuss ways to keep your computers safe when exchanging data with other systems, when using cloud services, and simple email and web browsing hygiene.  They discuss ransomware, and how best to avoid and recover from it. They also discuss how and when to update passwords.  The answer to this may surprise you! If you lead a business, you...

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81 - Digital Marketing and SEO for Non-Techies show art 81 - Digital Marketing and SEO for Non-Techies

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Knowledgeable business owners are aware that digital marketing is essential to their growth and survival.  In this episode, host Dennis Zink speaks with Nabil Freij, a SCORE Mentor, successful business owner and a proficient user of digital media and social marketing tools.  Nabil explains what digital marketing is and how best to use it.  His on-point suggestions will increase your ability to use these tools to drive business success.  Nabil provides easily understandable examples of using long-tail keywords, on-page and off-page search engine optimization and...

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80 - Social Media for Non-Techies show art 80 - Social Media for Non-Techies

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Business owners and entrepreneurs are becoming increasingly aware that social media is a vital part of any marketing plan. Many of them don't have a complete understanding of this technology. They don't know what it is or how to use it.  In this episode, host Dennis Zink speaks with Mical Johnson of Cyberize Group and Jason Bearden of Digital MKTG Pro (see contact information at bottom.)  They discuss: What is social media? How is social media different than SEO? The main social media platforms for B2B and B2C What Twitter is good for? Why it’s important for businesses to be...

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79 - The Client - Mentor Experience show art 79 - The Client - Mentor Experience

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Alexis Nguyen, owner of an Assisting Hands Home Care franchise, is a major success story.  She credits her SCORE mentors with helping her build her multi-million dollar business. In this episode, host Dennis Zink speaks with her and her two SCORE mentors, Stroud Curran with the Tampa chapter, and Lloyd Nurick with the Manasota chapter, regarding the relationship between a client and mentor, and how the client can best use the mentors to advance their business. Subjects discussed include the setting of goals and key performance indicators, the frequency and logistics of meetings, how to...

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78 - Where's The Money?  Finding Your Best Lender show art 78 - Where's The Money? Finding Your Best Lender

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Access to capital is a problem faced by most businesses.  We’ve brought back Gerri Detweiler, Education Director of Nav, to further discuss the ways that businesses can gain access to funding.  Gerri and host Dennis Zink talk about the importance of personal as well as business credit, how to check your credit, how you can improve credit scores and common mistakes people and companies make regarding their credit.  They also discuss different types of financing, the impact of under-capitalization, the importance of a business credit card, the availability of SBA loans and many...

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77 - Is Buying a Franchise Right for You? show art 77 - Is Buying a Franchise Right for You?

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Buying a franchise can be an easier way to get into business than starting from scratch.  In this episode, we're addressing the benefits and challenges associated with buying a franchise business. We'll be exploring what a franchise is, what types of franchises are available, how to choose the best one to fit your needs, and the cost of buying into and operating a franchise. Along with host Dennis Zink, our guests are Bob Melberth, a SCORE Subject Matter Expert, and Jenny Sutter, owner of FranNet, which helps prospective franchisees select an appropriate franchise and negotiate the...

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76 - How to Buy a Business show art 76 - How to Buy a Business

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Buying a business is one of the most important steps in life taken by entrepreneurs. It can be a rewarding experience or it can be a minefield fraught with danger. Our experts are here to guide you safely through that minefield. In this episode, host Dennis Zink is joined by Peter Gruits, an experienced SCORE mentor, and Michael Zuckerman, also a mentor and an attorney who has been in practice for than 50 years to explore this topic.

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75 - Exit Strategy Part 4 - The 10 Step Business Sale Process continued show art 75 - Exit Strategy Part 4 - The 10 Step Business Sale Process continued

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This is the final episode in our series addressing exit strategies. In part one, we explored the important considerations sellers must understand before exiting their business.  In part two, our experts presented ways in which businesses are valued. In part three, we outlines the first 5 steps of the process of selling a business. In this podcast, we outline the final 5 steps in the selling process leading to a successful exit. Our guests Peter Gruits of SCORE and Matt LaPointe with Blalock, Walters PA, along with host Dennis Zink present a free-flowing dialog. This is a must-listen...

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