Podcast

Ep 34: Accounting Firm Owner Helps Businesses Navigate Tricky Tax System

On today’s podcast, we’re talking with John Briggs, owner of Incite Tax. He helps business owners navigate the chaotic IRS system.

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Ep 33: Staffing Firm Founder Shares Secrets to Professional Success

On today’s podcast, we’re talking with John Bernatovicz, founder and president of Willory, a staffing and consulting firm focused on HR and payroll.

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Ep 32: The ‘Business Doctor’ Helps Clients Get Unstuck

On today’s podcast, we’re talking with Lauren Goldstein, founder and CEO of the boutique business strategy consulting firm Golden Key Partnership.

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Ep 31: The Number One Mistake I Made in Business

On today’s podcast, I’ll share the number one mistake I made in my business when I was starting out and how you can avoid this problem.

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Ep 29: Business Psychologist Teaches Owners How to Take Back Their Lives

On today’s podcast, meet Dr. Sabrina Starling, a business psychologist who teaches business owners how to take back their lives and hire A players on their team. From finding “A-Ha” moments to getting rid of warm body employees, she explains what makes a business successful.

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Ep 27: Third Generation Business Owner is a Leader in HVAC Industry

On today’s podcast, meet Rob Minnick, a third generation business owner of Minnicks: Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, Insulation in Maryland. Find out how his passion for people and love for his family keep his company thriving.

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Ep 25: A Proven Profit First System with Ron Saharyan

Every business owner wants to make a profit, but are you taking a deliberate approach to reaching that goal? Let us introduce you to someone who helped change our business through his Profit First system and give you more insight to how this approach has been adopted by companies around the world.

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Ep 23: Why Ariel Unselt Left Her Job to Become a Florist and Business Owner

On today’s episode of the Small Business, Big Deal podcast, our guest is Ariel Unselt, owner of Chinell’s by Ariel and sister company, The Rogue Florist. Find out why she left her 9-to-5 job and how she became a florist.

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Ep 22: How to Ditch the 9-to-5 and Become Your Own Boss

On today’s episode of the Small Business, Big Deal podcast, our guest is Kate Bagoy, a business coach and founder of SixFigureFreelancers.com. Find out why her personal mission is to inspire and empower people to lead lives by design, not default.

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Ep 21: A Half-Million Dollar Lesson on Fraud

Many companies small and large end up dealing with fraud at some point, but a family business never expects one of their employees to steal more than a half-million dollars. That’s exactly what happened to the Stevenson Company, the metal works company behind many beautiful designs around Topeka and beyond. Owner Joe Pennington opens up about the experience and the hard lessons learned.

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Ep 20: How Faith and Family Helped Rich Tarwater Expand His Business

On today’s episode of the Small Business, Big Deal podcast, our guest is Rich Tarwater, owner of Tarwater Farm and Home. Find out how he expanded the family business and what advice he has for his children.

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Ep 19: How Third Avenue Events Faced Challenges and Built Relationships During Pandemic

On today’s episode of the Small Business, Big Deal podcast, our guests are Annie Rector and Kristin Hems of Third Avenue Events. Learn how they faced the challenges of the COVID pandemic and how they continued building close relationships with clients.

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Ep 18: How a Recruiter Helps Businesses Find and Hire Quality Employees

Stephanie Roberts chose a career in recruiting after being inspired by her mother to help people. Find out how she started her business, how she manages a work-life balance and what common misconceptions people have about her industry.

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Ep 16: Inside Richard Holman’s Custom Embroidery and Printing Business

Running a small business mostly on your own can be tough. Hear from the owner of LKS Imagine about how he finds customers, manages the workload and what he wishes he knew when he started.

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Ep 15: Massages, Skincare and a Sauna: Inside a Whole Health Business

At Body Specific, co-owners Lisa Lahm and Leah Henderson offer a menu of services that cater to clients’ whole health needs. From massages to skincare and a sauna, find out how they recruit new clients and keep their business running during the pandemic.

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Ep 14: How Hustle Helped This Photographer Build Her Business

Jenny Wheat didn’t study photography, but she is passionate about the craft. Hear how she has chased her passion and built a successful photography business thanks to a lot of hustle and heart.

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Ep 13: Meet the Man Behind Mammoth Sports Construction

On today’s podcast, we introduce you to Jake Farrant, founder and president of Mammoth Sports Construction. Find out how this booming family business became an industry leader in sports field construction, national cemetery renovations and golf course installation.

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Ep 12: From Journalism to Law, Eric Weslander Enjoys Solving Problems

Eric Weslander is a natural-born problem solver. This former journalist turned attorney talks about making the switch to a legal career and why he is aggressive about protecting his personal time. Find out more about his career and the work he’s doing at Stevens & Brand.

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Ep 11: ‘You Better Dial for Dollars’: Adriana Bates’ Competitive, Data-Driven Business Plan

Meet Adriana Bates, the driven, hard-charging leader of Clear Mortgage. Find out how she has used her competitive nature and love of data to make her business more successful than ever, even during a pandemic.

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Ep 10: The Business of the Internet with Adam Fichman

Our guest today began coding at the age of six and has built a successful career working on the internet. Adam Fichman of Lifted Logic in Kansas City joins us to talk about working with Facebook early on, finding your purpose as an entrepreneur, and building authentic relationships with employees.

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