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Apr 15, 2018

Kristin always likes to talk about the problems of tax season.  However, for most of you, it is not a season, but a rush of pain to get information to your accountant to fulfill you're a duty to your country.  Listen now, as Kristin, with the help of Jeff, will talk about the 4 easiest ways to save time and stress preparing your taxes!

 

What we are talking about

  1. Know what to expect
  2. Simplify your bookkeeping
  3. Update everything at least monthly
  4. Summarize - do not give detail unless there is a question

If you are looking for more on how to create better mental checks and triggers. You need to check out Small Biz HQ

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Apr 8, 2018

When we are surrounded by problems it is easy to get frustrated or flounder. Join Kristin and Jeff as they discuss ways you can do things without burnout and the drama that can accompany any changes that we make. 

 

What we are talking about

  1. Assess what you can control
  2. Set expectations
  3. Be Present
  4. Make small changes
  5. Check-in regularly

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Apr 1, 2018

If you are like us, time is a premium and you do not have a team dedicated to social media strategy. Maybe you have become too reliant on social media scheduling tools. Join Kristin and Jeff in this episode of Small Biz Life as they consider important questions for their social media usage.

 

What we are talking about

  • What do I want to get from social media?
  • How can I convert social-media followers into customers? 
  • What are the best social networks for my small businesses? 
  • What types of content should I post on which social platforms?
  • How can I measure the success of my social media marketing efforts? 
  • What is my budget?

What should I do?

Look at the current state of your small business social media presence come up with a plan on how you can use a platform.  Create tools and use tools to save time making better content.

If you struggle to create a marketing strategy, we invite you to join us at Small Biz HQ this month we will be talking about how to make a marketing plan for your business. There will be 4 life calls where you can ask questions and network with other small business owners.

 

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Mar 25, 2018

The business cycle can be crazy.  We can work nonstop and it can feel like we are not getting anywhere. Have you ever stopped to ask yourself if you are working on what is important? Join Kristin and Jeff as they explore this important topic.

 

What we talk about in this episode

  • 5 ways we waste our time
  • The 3 things all small business owners should spend their time on
  • 5 things we can start doing now to stop the cycle

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Mar 18, 2018

Do you have tax liabilities in another states or countries and not even know it? Nexus is a term that you might have heard but you aren't really sure what it is. Most small businesses don't think about it because it must be something only bigger businesses deal with but states and other countries are getting smarter.

What we talk about in this episode

  • What is nexus?
  • How is nexus created?
  • Do I have presence in the European Union (EU)?
  • What is taxable?
  • What do I do if my shopping cart doesn't collect taxes?
  • How do I determine if I have nexus?

How do I get more help with this?

First, I would talk to your CPA. If your CPA is not knowledgeable about nexus issues, find a consultant who is. If you need help with this, feel free to email Kristin@smallbizlife.com to book an appointment to discuss if you have nexus issues. For general support and questions join our Small Biz HQ Community

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Mar 11, 2018

Kristin and I have both created many proposals in our 30 years of experience.  We have seen a growing trend in proposals. Listen to today's episode as we discuss this trend and why, if you use it, this tactic it is hurting your business and different ways to change it to your advantage.

What we talk about in this episode

  • Kristin's Trade show blues
  • The problem tactic that needs to be fixed: Proposals without end dates
  • Why is it used?
  • Other times we have seen it
  • Problems with the tactic
    • Either risk future margins or unduly raises the price you can offer today
    • A customer accepts your offer 5 years down the road
    • Focuses time and energy on inquiries that might never be hot leads
    • lose scarcity advantage
    • Might cause 
  • Counterpoint: Should you use it?
    • You have anchored the price in their head (Sticky prices)
    • Really need evidence 
  • How can it be modified?
  • Focus on upping your proposal game

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Mar 4, 2018

Kristin and I easily have hundreds of discussions a year about websites with Small biz owners.  So in this episode, we will be talking about the most common myths we hear about websites and give some simple advice on how to deal with your website.

  1. Homepages need to cover everything
    1. This is like the avatar problem, if you have it all on one page, the page will fail to serve anyone.
  2. Advanced marketing websites are very expensive to set up or
  3. Yeah but they are too difficult to DIY
  4. You get a boost to traffic when you launch your website
  5. You need to wait until your website is Completed to launch it!

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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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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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Jan 28, 2018

It happens every year! Kristin and I start hearing or getting tagged in questions about people who are stuck finishing off their accounting books every year. We decided to ask our Small Biz Life Community for their questions to answer here!

How to get the most out of your small business bookkeeping without wasting time

I get it. I hate bookkeeping and I am cheap. I do not like "paying" monthly fees. I am a cheapskate. However, this is one of those areas I have evolved.  Kristin has managed to keep the books for all of our companies and families in about an hour a month.  

Listen to this important episode that will free up your time, and all you to MAKE MORE MONEY NOW!

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Jan 21, 2018

So often we hear that spouses are not respecting our dreams, but then in the next post we see people angry with their spouse for wasting your time. Respecting each other is a key to having a happier marriage and is key to living the small biz life.

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Jan 15, 2018

As a business owner, no one knows your business better than you do. That's why you need to know the basics of income taxes. 

I know. I know.

It's annoying.

It's complicated. 

It's worse than a root canal.

So is paying too much in taxes because you don't know the rules. Yeah, that hurts, too. 

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Jan 7, 2018

Are you stuck in a funk growing your small biz?  Have you been putting off improving your health? Have your relationships suffered? Have you not been sleeping? It is the time that we all start living the small biz life and stop being lived by it. #NoExcuses 

You are not alone

Kristin and I have spent much of 2017 with you. We have had many excuses. Some real, but most where just extensions of our fear. Leading us to waste a lot of time, that is so precious. Join us in this podcast episode as we look at some of our biggest excuses, and some of the excuses we hear all the time. And how we can start working past them to live a year with no more excuses.

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Jan 2, 2018

Kristin and Jeff extend this hand of invitation for you to start planning for success in your business. However, before you join Planning Club, you need to accept the 4 rules of Planning Club.

  • Rule 1 - Do not talk about planning club
  • Rule 2 - Understand the problems with goals and planning
  • Rule 3 - Plan smarter, not smart
  • Rule 4 - Create good foundations for your plans

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Dec 24, 2017

The key to sales is effectively communicating your message. In this episode, Kristin and Jeff discuss tips for improving your communication online and in-person.

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Episode 12 - Are you speaking your customer's language? http://www.smallbizlife.com/blog/episode-12-are-you-speaking-your-customer-s-language

Episode 97 - How to deal with unhappy customers https://www.smallbizlife.com/blog/episode-97-how-to-deal-with-unhappy-customers

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Dec 17, 2017

Kristin and I are always looking for ways to grow our online business. So we have started researching creating an online conference or summit.  They offer much of the benefits of a real-life conference with networking and sales. However, the can be put together at a fraction of the cost.

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Dec 10, 2017

Join Kristin and I as we go deeper into the future trend of small biz retail. The destination location.

Why are destination locations become so appealing?

  • Are you a destination or location?
    • Destinations rely on people to make a conscious decision to stop at your business
    • Locations rely on high traffic areas to bring in customers
  • Creates a larger potential audience
  • Become a place people must see if near your area
  • Not just for craft stores

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Dec 3, 2017

Especially if you run a small business.  In the United States, it seems the craziness from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day can destroy us.  However, we do not have the Rocket War Day every Easter Day like in Chios island in Greece. It takes surviving the holidays to a whole new level.

Survival is key if you want to thrive a holiday season like we talked about in Episode 67 - Thriving through peak season. However, not everyone is busy during the holidays. If we are slow sometimes survival is more difficult so this year Kristin and I decided to look at both.

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Nov 26, 2017

Facebook keeps changing how it shares information with its users. Many times they make these very attractive for business owners and then when more people use it throttle it back page grew and then groups. However, Facebook reduced the usefulness without paying for Ads.

Do not get upset, change your focus to Facebook Events. Join Kristin and Jeff as the look at how you use facebook events to grow your business.

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Nov 19, 2017

Why is it when Kristin and I talk to business owners about problems with marketing and sales they always seem adverse to the idea of building an audience in any fashion. Many will spend time developing content for platforms and leave the content hidden among the billions of sites on the internet and billions and billions of post in social media.

Many owners will:

  • Create content
  • Look at engagement
  • Look at page views
  • Look at followers
  • give up if creating the material does not generate an audience

Building an audience takes effort

It is marketing. It takes energy, strategy, and persistence. There is NO easy button. However, why spend the time creating valuable content without spending the time to turn that content into a marketing guru for your company.

You can build a machine that will generate you a predictable number of leads a month, which will lead to anticipated sales. We should all be looking for more predictable sales. So join Kristin and I as we talk some strategy about building an audience.

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Nov 12, 2017

Small business owners can be funny. We spend so much time trying to find better ways to run our businesses, we overload ourselves and get overwhelmed and avoid getting the basic work done that our business needs. We need to a few strategies when starting that we have to get done and in this episode, we are going to explain one, avatar.

Yes, we have talked avatars before

Back in Episode 4 - Who is your ideal customer? and we also talked about your avatar in the sales process in Episode 79 - The 4x4x3 Insight Guide for Sales. If you do not believe us, Russel Brunson covered the subjects in Dot Com Secrets and more in his follow up book Expert Secrets.

The truth is Avatars, Ideal customers, or Perfect customers are not a secret

So Kristin and I decided to do an entire episode talking about why having an avatar is important.

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Nov 5, 2017

The human brain is funny. It will do many things to protect us. The worse thing it does is lie to us on our behalf. And to be honest Kristin and I see this a lot when business owners share content or try and sell online.  We tell ourselves we are launching; however, we are really just checking off a to-do list item. 

Sharing on Facebook and saying we are done is a failed launch!

Even if we get a few people into our sales process and make a few sales and most people will not do even that. They will complain that they tried to do it and the people just did not want it. The Truth is we just lied to ourselves, we spent so much time creating something of beauty for the world, we spent no time trying on the marketing and sales process. We wished for success and did set ourselves up for failure.

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Oct 29, 2017

I have been working on web applications for over a decade. It is an ever-changing environment that can be confusing for a person that has created apps and websites for a living.

So, I am not surprised for a second that many entrepreneurs are confused by the technical side of their website.  

Most website owners fail to understand that there is that SEO optimization is about much more than Keyword strategies.  Search engines like google want their users to not only find the best articles on a search. They want them to have a great experience on the site they are going to. Mobile friendly and website speed are essential parts of this experience.

So, join Kristin and I as we talk about the complete picture of Website Optimization.  And the simple SBL WordPress Optimization Checklist to get started with the easiest problems to fix.

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