Small Business with Steve Strauss powered by Microsoft

This episode of Small Business with Steve Strauss powered by Microsoft, is all about young entrepreneurs. We all catch the entrepreneurship-spirit at different times in life, but it's fascinating to learn how others got their start. The best thing about being in this field is that we all get to learn from each other!

Steve starts the show off with some amazing origin stories of a number of businesses you know very well. From Google to FedEx to WordPress, you'll learn all about the unique situations and circumstances that led to some of the most successful companies of all time.

The guests on today's show actually started their business out of their dorm room! Erika Welsh and Keeley Tillotson launched an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign for their product, Wild Squirrel Nut Butter. They even appeared on Shark Tank! We find out all about how they launched their business from the ground up.

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Steve's interview this week is with Deb Calvert. Deb was named a Top 50 Sales Influencer in 2014 and 2015 and is the author of the bestselling book Discover Questions® Get You Connected. She also is the President and Founder of People First Productivity Solutions. Deb shares her intensive research and experience, to let you know how how to be come a Sales Superstar!

Direct download: Ep.145.mp3
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Steve speaks with an entrepreneur of the truest form. Chirs Guillebeau is an inspiration, having visited "every country on Earth" in the last 10 years! He has spoken to people all over the world that have done remarkable things, in unconventional ways. He is also the author of many books, including The $100 Startup.

Direct download: Ep.144.mp3
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Steve gives us the secret to creating good content and interviews Alan Levy, the CEO and co-founder of BlogTalkRadio.

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In this episode we learn about the great advantages of Skype Meetings, to enhance performance for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs. Plus, Steve interviews Author and Small Business Expert, Mike Glauser about this book Main Street Entrepreneurs.

Direct download: Ep.142_ToolsThatWorkForTheEntrepreneur.mp3
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This episode of Small Business with Steve Strauss presented by Microsoft has a very special theme. The concept of infomercials started back in the early eighties and they have since been refined into selling machines. On today's show, Steve is joined by one of the most successful infomercial spokespersons of all time, Tony Little. He'll share some of his success stories and let you know how "You can do it"!

Direct download: Ep.141_SellingLikeTonyLittle.mp3
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This episode of Small Business with Steve Strauss powered by Microsoft, is all about how to turn your passion into profit! Steve is joined by Greg Wittstock. Greg is known as "The Pond Guy" and is the CEO and genius behind Aquascape. He formed his business at a young age and has been thriving ever since, even having his own show on Nat Geo Wild, called Pond Stars! He is an inspiration to entrepreneurs everywhere and shares his stories of success.

Direct download: Ep.140_TurnYourPassionIntoProfit.mp3
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This episode of Small Business with Steve Strauss powered by Microsoft, revolves around the ways to set your business up for great success. Steve is also joined by David S. Rose. David is an Ink 500 CEO, a serial entrepreneur and an Angel Investor that has founded or funded over a 100 companies! He is also the author of The Startup Checklist.

Direct download: Ep.139_DavidSRose.mp3
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This episode of Small Business with Steve Strauss powered by Microsoft, is all about the important issue of employee retention. One of the most worrisome issues for many small businesses, is hiring and retaining good employees. Entrepreneurs are very busy people and sometimes it's difficult to understand what makes a company great to work for. Today, you'll find the help you need!

Every small business has a culture, be it good, bad, hard-working, lazy, etc. Most are company cultures created by default, but it doesn't need to be that way. Creating or designing a positive environment for your employees is imperative for maintaining a productive environment. Steve gives you several guidelines you can follow, to make your small business environment a great one!

Steve is then joined by Evan Singer of SmartBiz. Evan is an expert in Employee Retention and shares some fantastic tips on how to keep your employees happy. There are some specific things we can all do to not only help them accomplish their goals and accomplish your goals at the same time.

Direct download: Ep.138_EmployeeRetention.mp3
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We all need money to get our businesses started and this episode will let you know how to get it. Also, Steve speaks with Maria Sirvas of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corporation.

Direct download: Ep.137_Money.mp3
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