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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 30: Business Owner and Author Shares His Profit-First Approach

On today’s podcast, meet Mike Michalowichz, creator and author of Profit First, which hundreds of thousands of companies across the globe use to drive profit. Find out how he made a fortune, lost it all and is now helping others.

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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 28: How Kim Kiel Designed a Copywriting Business Around Her Life

On today’s podcast, meet Kim Kiel, a sales and direct response strategist and founder of the boutique copywriting agency, Kim Kiel Copy. Find out how she created her business around her family’s needs.

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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 26: Serial Entrepreneur Wants to Help Other Women Business Owners

On today’s podcast, meet Alexa Hallberg, a serial entrepreneur, philanthropist and business badass. Find out why she has made it her mission to help other women in business.

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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 24: Boutique Business Owner Focuses on Work-Life Balance and Helping Women

On today’s episode of the Small Business, Big Deal podcast, our guest is Aimee Rosenow, owner of Evoke Creative Topeka. Find out why she left one business and started another and how her work-life balance has changed.

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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 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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Ep 9: Supporting the Homeless and Impoverished of Topeka with Barry Feaker

Barry Feaker has held the Executive Director position at the Topeka Rescue Mission for more than three decades. During that time, his organization has made a huge impact on the community and the people that need support. He’s seen a lot of change through the years, including the most recent shift that COVID-19 has caused. Join us as we learn more about the TRM.

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Ep 8: Putting Profit First with Consultant Tracy Jepson

Every business relies on profit to stay afloat and one Kansas State grad is helping small businesses around the country maximize their operation. Tracy Jepson, CEO of TLJ Consulting, joins us today to share some of her processes and advice for putting profit first, insight into the mistakes owners commonly make, and the lessons she’s learned for her own operation.

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Ep 7: Building Homes and a Business With Your Spouse with Greg & Carol Rau

Growing a business is a challenge on its own but what if you were trying to do it with your significant other? That’s what Greg and Carol Rau have done at Apple Tree Homes in Lawrence. Today we’ll spotlight their story to find out what additional challenges working with a spouse creates, their passion for building custom homes, and how technology impacts their business.

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Ep 6: Leadership, Trust, and Building Influence with Kyle Ginavan

Our next guest takes us to Kansas City and the technology sector. Kyle Ginavan, CEO of One HQ, shares his passion for technology, how to build leadership through trust, and what he does to maintain balance for himself and his team.

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Ep 5: Marketing Strategy and Lessons in Finance with Matt Nelson

On this episode, we talk with Matt Nelson, CEO of Income for Life, about his retirement planning business. We’ll devote a lot of the conversation to marketing, which is a key component to survival in that industry. Learn what’s worked, what hasn’t, and why he uses the ESPN mentality for growing his client base. And of course we’ll talk successes, failures, and lessons learned.

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