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Feb 25, 2018

We started our email list because everyone says that you need an email list. However, we found most of the platform gurus fail to explain how to use it.  Join us in this podcast episode as we talk the 3 most common problems we see with companies' email strategies. 

  1. Your idea of what an email list is is wrong
  2. Avatar
  3. You do not have a strategy

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Feb 18, 2018

Join Kristin and Jeff as they look at this new tax deduction, that can reduce your small biz profits by $20,000.  However, beware if you do not have wages and you make 1 dollar too much... It can cost you the entire deduction.

  • How the government is incentivizing you because of tax reform of 2017
  • Deduction tipping point based on all income sources in the household
  • If your business profit is $100,000 you will get a $20,000 tax deduction
  • If you can get the deduction and you exceed the tipping point of household income
  • IRS has not determined if the shareholder's wages for corporations will count as of the recording of this episode on 2/16/2017
  • Why the Federal government wants you to have employees?
  • Dangers of having large clients for businesses.
  • Benefits of converting subcontractors to employees
  • Misconceptions of hiring subcontractors
  • What you must have to get started

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Episode 101 - Saving for your retirement https://www.smallbizlife.com/blog/episode-101-saving-for-your-retirement

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Feb 11, 2018

Kristin and I understand that we will spend the rest of our lives raising our new son. Let us share with you what we have learned to improve our company so far after having a new child.

  1. Have procedures and checklists for EVERYTHING
    1. Daily focus planner
    1. Baby Brezza Formula Pro
    2. On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep
  2. Purchase tools that make your life easier and automate things
    1. Trello
    2. Butler
  3. Create a schedule and task lists
  4. Do the most important tasks first – smart agility
  5. Always allow more time that you think you need and don’t wait until the last minute so you can give yourself some grace when needed

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Feb 5, 2018

We have been seeing all the headlines about how social media and how it hurts people.  So Kristin and I pulled together the list of how we thought social media was hurting our small business and did some research. 

So check out the latest episode and learn what shocked us... how our business is really being hurt by social media and how to fix the problem.

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Why Instagram Is the Worst Social Media for Mental Health http://time.com/4793331/instagram-social-media-mental-health/

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