Business owners (generally speaking) don't love numbers and accounting. But it's an absolute MUST if you want to succeed. There are three types of number-loving people who can be very helpful in growing your business. 1) The Accountant/ Bookkeeper. This is someone focused on the details. They'll help you sleep better at night, but they may not be the best at strategy. 2) The DealMaker. This is more of an MBA type person. If you're wanting to scale your business through acquisitions or big capital investments this is the person that can make that happen. 3) The Advisor. This person brings a broader look at your business and can advise on many different aspects.
There is no doubt that the men and women who serve as firefighters are truly everyday heroes. But some of them are also everyday business owners. Meet Shawn Stacy, owner of HealthCare Training Solutions and firefighter with Colerain Township Fire & EMS. Find out how his company helps train others in many diverse categories. Paul Riedel and Deana Brown also join us to talk about how you can support the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the work that they do to take care of the families that are left behind when firefighters make the ultimate sacrifice.
Do you have a hard time getting to sleep? When tax time rolls around do the words "profit & loss", "balance sheet", "general ledger" run races in your head? Maybe, maybe not. But one term can be critical to the success of a product-based business and that is "Cost of Goods Sold". Especially for a food business where material costs can fluctuate. Meet You'Nique Sweets, a dream of Pam Kirtley and Debbie Lee. Sisters and bakers of extraordinary and unusual sweet treats that they sell Hamilton's Historic armer's Market. Chris Lee of Bookkeeping Express joins us to again bring clarity and a good night's sleep.
When you think of telecom you think of names like Sprint, Verizon, or AT&T. But there are other players like Troy McCracken who tells us his how he started Spectrum Networks, a different kind of telecom business saving money and bringing efficiencies to small and mid-sized businesses. Also joining us is Rachel Cohen of Heartland Payment Systems, a company that also brings costs down in the areas of payroll and card processing systems.
"To have your cake and eat it too" means to have the best of all worlds and that is what it feels like when you eat the Cheesecake cupcake from Cupcake Crazy. Meet Lisa Ebbert and her daughter, Lauren - confectionary geniuses and buttercream frosting artists. Joining us is our new co-host, Ernie Dimalanta who has worked with Lisa helping her build a sweet empire one cupcake at a time.
There are some people who've made it through their youth without regret. Perhaps had better judgment or maturity than others of us who uh...made questionable choices. One of our guests tonight is Teresa Wade of ReYou Studio and she can't really help expunge any criminal records for you, but she can help wipe clean some evidence from your past. Our other guest, Carmen Krupar of Cybervise LTD has helped Re.You Studio on all things website, she's here to give us some tips. Tune in.
It used to be that credit card companies enticed new cardholders to sign up with low interest rates and customizable cards (whatever?). But these days, it's all about rewards. Yup, our loyalty is being bought by Applebees gift cards and slightly discounted airline tickets. But if we're lucky, we could also score a nice piece of luggage, or a BOSE speaker or even a Callaway Big Bertha Driver. No, that's not a chauffeur from an Eastern European nation. Today Jason Redwine brings Scott Kooken of Links Unlimited and Scott's going to tell us how to get a Big Bertha. Hit play.
She shoots, she SCORES! Some of us have heard of SCORE as some kind of resource for entrepreneurs, but the perception or mis-perception should I say, is that it's a stuffy, old, retired executives. That's truly not the case any more, and they want the world to know. SCORE is a one on one, customized mentoring program that is FREE and has no time limit. For an entrepreneur or even an early stage business that type of resource and assistance is priceless. Melanie Cedargren of The Spicy Olive is one of those businesses. And her company is about to open it's 3rd store. There must be something good going on there. Check it out.
It's time to get dirty. And we have the guys who can help you do it properly. Henderson Turf can help you get your yard and planting beds ready and they'll do it with the help of the Big Yellow Bag. Tune in and dig it.