Category Archive: Blogging/Writing

Jun 08 2013

Building Owners Save Big Money with Cost Segregation

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Commercial building owners can save thousands of dollars using a lesser-known tax accounting technique called tax segregation. John Ervin CPA of Frost PLLC joins Business: Engaged! host Carrie Perrien Smith. John will explain what cost segregation is.

A few months ago, we talked about how building ownership is one way business owners create wealth.
Those who buy their buildings can save on their taxes as well. There is a lesser-known tax accounting technique called tax segregation that can save them thousands of dollars more.

In this episode of Business: Engaged!, we welcome John Ervin CPA of Frost PLLC. His area of specialty is construction and real estate. He’ll explain what cost segregation is and how much it can save building owners on their taxes. He’ll give some examples and talk about who is most likely to benefit the most.

To learn more about Frost PLLC, visit their website at www.frostpllc.com.

If you’d like to listen to the episode on how to build wealth with building ownership, click here.

In the product and service spotlight, we feature Trident Coaching Systems. They are John Maxwell-certified coaches who work with business professionals. They talk about how their work helps clients go from good to great.

And I’m taking you with me on my journey to write my next book. I’ll share my process for writing the book and give you updates on my progress. This week, I talk about choosing your book title. If you want to catch the previous episode where I talked about getting your topics organized using mind-mapping, click here.

Episode airs Saturday, June 8 at 8:00 a.m. CST.

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Episode 45

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Apr 10 2013

Accelerating Tech Startups with the ARK Challenge

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ARK Startup Accelerator Challenge director Jeannette Balleza joins Business: Engaged! host Carrie Perrien Smith. They talk about how this mentorship-driven business accelerator program is launching technology startups.

Today’s technology has opened up an almost-unlimited number of startup possibilities. The internet allows us to work anywhere and do business with almost anyone. That is why tech startups are providing options that we never dreamed possible 20 years ago. And tech startups are creating new economic drivers that are shaping the future of business communities around the world.

In this episode of Business: Engaged!, we welcome Jeannette Balleza. She is the director of The ARK Startup Accelerator Challenge. The program debuted in 2012 and is now selecting their next set of tech startups to lead through this three-month journey.

Based in Northwest Arkansas, the most recent ARK Challenge has drawn over 80 applications from 14 states and 14 countries. They will select just 10 companies for this program that offers each one $20,000 in seed money, free office space during the program, access to over 50 mentors, and the chance to present their idea to investors at the end of the program. It is a dream-come-true for entrepreneurs who have grown accustomed to creating these startups on a shoestring budget using a laptop in a coffee shop.

You can follow Jeannette on Twitter at @netscribe or click here to learn more about Jeannette’s company.

You can follow the ARK Challenge on Twitter at @ARKChallenge, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/arkchallenge  or visit their website at http://www.arkchallenge.com/.

And I’m taking you with me on my journey to write my next book. I’ll share my process for writing the book and give you updates on my progress. This week, I talk about getting your topics organized using mind-mapping. If you want to catch the previous episode where I talked about setting goals and planning for book writing time, click here.

Episode airs Friday, April 12 at 10:00 a.m. CST.

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Episode 44

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Apr 05 2013

Employee Performance That Rocks

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Hard Rock Cafe veteran Jim Knight joins Business: Engaged! host Carrie Perrien Smith. They talk about creating the chemistry of people, product, value, and customer experience that sets the stage for rock star employee performance.

Success in business today requires a complex chemistry of people, product, value, and customer experience.

In this episode of Business: Engaged!, we welcome Jim Knight. He spent over 20 years with the iconic Hard Rock Cafe, one of the more recognized brands in the world. Their success is due as much to the people who work in the organization and the company culture as it is clever marketing. Today, Jim works with companies to revolutionize their culture so they set the stage for employee performance that rocks.

You can follow Jim Knight on Twitter at @knightspeaker.

Learn more about his work with companies at http://knightspeaker.com and http://hospitalityonpoint.com.

And over the coming weeks, I’m taking you with me on my journey to write my next book. I’ll share my process for writing the book and give you updates on my progress. I’ve decided what topics I’ll write about, so this week, I talk about setting goals and planning my book-writing time. If you want to catch the previous episode where I talked about the book writing process, click here.

Episode airs Friday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m. CST.

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Episode 43

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Mar 21 2013

Attracting and Engaging Prospects Using Great Content

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We have more tools than ever to attract and engage potential customers. Business: Engaged! host Carrie Perrien Smith gives you strategies for using these new tools to build a database of prospects and produce enticing, informative content about your business.

We have more tools than ever to attract and engage potential customers. But these new tools require you to produce enticing and informative content about your business.

In this episode of Business: Engaged!, I’ll give you methods for attracting your target customer to your website and building your prospect database. You’ll get ideas for great articles and social media updates that engage customers. And don’t worry if you aren’t a writer; you’ll get some tips for creating different types of content and finding writing help.

jack-pate-vine-graphicWe also talk with Jack Pate, Manager of Social and Digital Media for Tyson Foods. We’ll talk about Vine, the new video application that is Twitter’s new companion. Plus he’ll share wisdom he’s gained over his years of experience in online marketing. You can follow Jack on Twitter at @arkansas.

And last week, I talked about my new book project. I’ll share my process for writing the book and give you updates on my progress over the coming weeks. Perhaps it will inspire you to write your own book. This week, I talk about determining my target reader/buyer and brainstorming the topics I’ll cover in the book.

I talk about the Federal Trade Commission’s CAN SPAM Act. Click here to watch the video on the FTC website and learn more so you can do the right thing.

 

Episode airs Saturday, March 23 at 8:00 a.m. CST.

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Click here to check out past episodes. You can follow the show on Twitter at @businessengaged too. Be sure to LIKE our Facebook page so you’ll find out when the next show airs. Click here to go there. We love it when you tell others about the show so take a minute and post this link for your Facebook friends or Twitter followers.

 

Episode 42

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