Category Archive: Business and Entreprenuership

Shows about the topic of networking

Jan 17 2013

What Obamacare Means for Small Businesses

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Obamacare is changing how insurance providers and the healthcare industry do business. Employee benefits consultant Corry Hull joins host Carrie Perrien Smith on Business: Engaged! to talk about how these healthcare changes will affect small businesses.

All Americans are facing changes set into motion by the Patient Protection/Affordable Healthcare Act. It is changing how insurance providers and the healthcare industry do business.  On this episode of Business: Engaged!, we talk with employee benefits consultant Corry Hull about how these sweeping healthcare changes will affect small businesses.

Click here to learn more about Corry’s company, Legacy Capital Group.

Corry also mentions www.healthcare.gov as a resource for information about the changes.

In the product and service spotlight, we feature my company, Soar with Eagles. We book speakers, trainers, and consultants for meetings, retreats, and conferences. I talk about why you should consider customized training solutions for your team’s professional development.

And perhaps you noticed your paycheck shrunk in the last two weeks. With all that government spending that has taken place in recent years, it is time to start reducing that deficit. That means higher taxes. I will share some expense-saving ideas so you can run your business and household leaner.

Episode airs Friday, January 18 at 10:00 a.m. CST. Click here to listen to this episode.*

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.

* If the show stops playing while you are listening, consider clicking on the Play in Your Default Player link under the audio window.

Episode 35

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Jan 10 2013

Creating Stronger Teams

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Strong, productive teams are diverse. Management consultant Scott Huse joins host Carrie Perrien Smith on Business: Engaged! to talk about understanding and utilizing each team member’s personality, skills, and talents to bring out the best in them.

We want the best people we can get on our teams. But even the best people in the wrong roles can’t do their best work for the organization. It all comes down to understanding and utilizing people’s personalities, skills, and talents. And the best teams make sure they have a variety of people on that team.

On this episode of Business: Engaged!, we talk with management consultant Scott Huse about how leaders can utilize those differences to create a stronger team.
In the product and service spotlight, we feature Jeremy Turley of The Payroll Company. He’ll talk about the benefits of outsourcing payroll and how inexpensive it can be.

And I’ll talk about your work neighborhood — the other owners and managers in the commercial district where your business operates. It’s a prime networking and peer relationship opportunity that most of us probably leave on the table.

Episode airs Friday, January 11 at 10:00 a.m. CST. Click here to listen to this episode.*

Click here to check out past episodes. You can follow the show on Twitter at @businessengaged too. Be sure to LIKE its 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.

* If the show stops while you are listening, consider clicking on the Play in Your Default Player link under the audio window.

 Episode 34

Permanent link to this article: http://businessengaged.com/creating-stronger-teams/

Jan 03 2013

Why Every Business Needs a Bookkeeper

 

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Are you still doing your own quarterly tax reports and payroll? Bookkeeper Martha Avens joins host Carrie Perrien Smith on Business: Engaged! to talk about why and how to find the right professionals to handle your bookkeeping and payroll requirements.

One of the first services a business needs to outsource is bookkeeping and payroll. Government reporting requirements are becoming more challenging every year. Not having a knowledgeable person on board to handle the details can cost you money and productivity. And chances are you can make ten times more doing what you do best than you would pay a bookkeeper to handle your accounting and payroll tasks.On this episode of Business: Engaged!, we talk with Martha Avens of Avens Rose Bookkeeping about year-end reporting requirements, how and why to outsource your bookkeeping, and how to hire a full-time person when it is time to bring the bookkeeping function in-house.

In the product and service spotlight, we feature Justin Mills of Farmers Insurance. He’ll talk about commercial insurance and how to make sure your business has the proper coverage.

And could networking just over six hours a week generate 47 percent of your business? Research says yes, but who has the time? I’ll define the different types of networking activities. I’ll also explain how to determine which ones you should devote your precious networking time to.

Click here to listen to this episode.*

Click here to check out past episodes. You can follow the show on Twitter at @businessengaged too. Be sure to LIKE its 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.

* If the show stops while you are listening, consider clicking on the Play in Your Default Player link under the audio window.

 Episode 33

Permanent link to this article: http://businessengaged.com/why-every-business-needs-a-bookkeeper/

Dec 27 2012

Taking Control of Your Debt

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JoAnneh Nagler, the author of The Debt-Free Spending Plan joins us on this episode of Business: Engaged! to talk about how to take control of our debt.

Credit is often the lifeblood for businesses so most carry some debt. Some get loans and most use credit cards. But one thing that the economic struggles of the last two years have taught us is that too much debt paired with an economic downturn can mean the end for a business. The same thing can happen in our personal lives too. On this episode of Business: Engaged!, we talk with JoAnneh Nagler the author of The Debt-Free Spending Plan to share her insights about how to take charge of debt and move toward living a debt-free life.

To learn more about JoAnneh Nagler and her book, visit her website at www.debtfreespendingplan.com.

In my product and service spotlight, I feature Heather Pile of Inspired Grace Events. She’ll talk about how companies benefit by using event planners for their company events. Today’s event planner isn’t just for weddings.

I had a database failure with the Business: Engaged! website and lost six months of my show descriptions, which I now have to rebuild.  You might be saying, “Just restore it from your backup.” That is a great idea and I thought I had a backup — until I realized I didn’t. I’ll tell you how that happened and what I learned so you can protect your valuable data.

Episode airs Thursday, December 27 at 9:00 a.m. CST. Click here to listen to this episode.

Be sure to check out past episodes. You can follow the show on Twitter at @businessengaged too. Be sure to LIKE its 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 32

Permanent link to this article: http://businessengaged.com/taking-control-of-your-debt/

Dec 12 2012

Improve Your Life by Changing Habits and Setting Goals

Carrie Perrien Smith

Carrie Perrien Smith, author of Currency: Striking Networking Gold in a Relationship Economy talks about improving your life on this episode of Business: Engaged. She gives her formula for breaking old habits and setting goals that will set you up for a year of success.

Smart business owners periodically assess their progress toward their goals. Most of us set some goals or at least make some New Year’s resolutions to break a habit or improve our life. On this episode of Business: Engaged!, I provide a formula for analyzing the discomfort in our life and creating an action plan that results in permanent change. I also give tips for setting goals that ensure success.

I talk about the Goal Worksheet on this episode. Click here to download it.

In my product and service spotlight, I feature Jerry Bolander of American National Insurance. He’ll talk about what umbrella policies are and who needs them.

The U. S. Small Business Administration periodically re-evaluates the size and scope of entity they deem to be a small business. I’ll also share the latest and greatest definition.

Click here to listen to this episode.

You can sign up to receive our e-mail newsletter Business: Engaged! Direct so you’ll be the first to know when we post a new show. Click here to our list of past episodes. And don’t forget to connect with us on Twitter at @businessengaged and Facebook (just search for “Business Engaged”). 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 31

Permanent link to this article: http://businessengaged.com/changing-habits-and-setting-goals/

Oct 29 2012

Recruiting and Developing Today’s Employees

Pamela Green

Pamela J. Green joins Carrie Perrien Smith on Business: Engaged! She talks about what to look for when recruiting employees with the skills and talent we need to succeed. She also discusses how to develop them so they are prepared to advance and take on more responsibility.

Employees carry out your vision for your company and care for the needs of your hard-earned customers. Selecting them and understanding the needs of employees in today’s labor market determines your success. On this episode of Business: Engaged! we talk with Pamela J. Green MBA SPHR. She is a human resources consultant and executive coach. We talk about what to look for when recruiting employees with the skills and talent we need to succeed. We also discuss how to develop them so they are prepared to advance and take on more responsibility.

We again feature Courthouse Concepts on our product and service spotlight. You’ll learn more about their drug testing services. You’ll be surprised who is drug testing today.

And you won’t want to miss my twelfth update on my city council campaign in Rogers, Arkansas. This week’s update is about out-preparing the competition. To keep up with my campaign, you can visit my blog at www.carrie4rogers.com.

Click here to listen to this episode.

You can sign up to receive our e-mail newsletter Business: Engaged! Direct so you’ll be the first to know when we post a new show. Click here to our list of past episodes. And don’t forget to connect with us on Twitter at @businessengaged and Facebook (just search for “Business Engaged”). 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.

Permanent link to this article: http://businessengaged.com/recruiting-and-developing-todays-employees/

Oct 22 2012

Tapping the Business Uses of LinkedIn

Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps joins Carrie Perrien Smith on Business: Engaged! to share tips for using LinkedIn for business development.

You probably have a LinkedIn profile but you might know how powerful it is as a business tool. On this episode of Business: Engaged! we talk with Michael Phelps of In-Direct Information. He’s an expert on using LinkedIn to its fullest capacity for prospecting, relationship building, and job searching.

We also feature Courthouse Concepts on our product and service spotlight. You’ll learn more about their pre-employment screen services.

And you won’t want to miss my eleventh update on my city council campaign in Rogers, Arkansas. This week’s update is about out-preparing the competition. To keep up with my campaign, you can visit my blog at www.carrie4rogers.com.

Click here to listen to this episode.

You can sign up to receive our e-mail newsletter Business: Engaged! Direct so you’ll be the first to know when we post a new show. Click here to our list of past episodes. And don’t forget to connect with us on Twitter at @businessengaged and Facebook (just search for “Business Engaged”). 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.

Permanent link to this article: http://businessengaged.com/tapping-the-business-uses-of-linkedin/

Oct 08 2012

Best Networking Tips for Business Owners

Carrie Perrien Smith

Carrie Perrien Smith, author of Currency: Striking Networking Gold in a Relationship Economy talks about networking on this episode of Business: Engaged. She interviews a group of networkers to gather their favorite networking tips.

What is your favorite networking tip? I went on location to my favorite networking group and asked that question. Check in with Business: Engaged! to hear what they had to say.

We also highlight Legal Shield’s business plan on our product and service spotlight. They have two levels of business plans that you’ll find useful. You know well that when you have employees, at some point you’ll have legal questions.

And you won’t want to miss my tenth update on my city council campaign in Rogers, Arkansas. This week’s update is about out-preparing the competition. To keep up with my campaign, you can visit my blog at www.carrie4rogers.com.

Click here to listen to this episode.

You can sign up to receive our e-mail newsletter Business: Engaged! Direct so you’ll be the first to know when we post a new show. Click here to our list of past episodes. And don’t forget to connect with us on Twitter at @businessengaged and Facebook (just search for “Business Engaged”). 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.

Permanent link to this article: http://businessengaged.com/best-networking-tips-for-business-owner/

Oct 01 2012

Issues Surrounding Selling on the Internet

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Josh Clemence talks about the issues that businesses deal with when they sell on the internet on this episode of Business: Engaged!

One of the great, still largely unexplored frontiers for traditional local businesses is the internet. How do we sell what we do to a wider market?

In this episode of Business: Engaged!, we welcome back Josh Clemence of Acumen Brands. We talk about where some of their web properties got their start and what makes them successful. We also explore the issues that today’s internet-savvy companies are dealing with.

To learn more about Acumen Brands, visit their website at www.acumenholdings.com.

We also highlight Legal Shield, formerly branded as Prepaid Legal Services. This Ada, Oklahoma company provides personal and business legal services through an affordably priced membership program.

And you won’t want to miss my ninth update on my city council campaign in Rogers, Arkansas. This week’s update is about out-preparing the competition. To keep up with my campaign, you can visit my blog at www.carrie4rogers.com.

Click here to listen to this episode.

You can sign up to receive our e-mail newsletter Business: Engaged! Direct so you’ll be the first to know when we post a new show. Click here to our list of past episodes. And don’t forget to connect with us on Twitter at @businessengaged and Facebook (just search for “Business Engaged”). 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.

Permanent link to this article: http://businessengaged.com/selling-on-the-internet/

Sep 24 2012

Valuation for Privately Owned Businesses

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Barbara Taylor talks about business valuation in this episode of Business: Engaged!

Business valuation isn’t just used when selling your business. It can serve as a periodic checkup. You’ll see the process used to estimate the value of a partners’ ownership and in retirement planning. It is necessary in disputes related to estate value and divorce litigation. This show explores the topic and includes important information such as factors that affect value and different approaches to valuation.

We welcome Barbara Taylor of Synergy Business Services to the show. She is a regular contributor to the New York Times’ online feature “You’re the Boss – the Art of Running a Small Business.” Her blog Transaction addresses the mechanics of buying, selling, and valuing privately held companies. CBS MoneyWatch named Barbara Taylor one of “7 People Every Entrepreneur Should Follow on Twitter.”

To learn more about Barbara and her company, visit http://synergybiznwa.com.

Check in also for the eighth update on my city council campaign in Rogers, Arkansas. This week’s update is about creating top-of-mind awareness. To keep up with my campaign, you can visit my blog at www.carrie4rogers.com.

Click here to listen to this episode.

You can sign up to receive our e-mail newsletter Business: Engaged! Direct so you’ll be the first to know when we post a new show. Click here to our list of past episodes. And don’t forget to connect with us on Twitter at @businessengaged and Facebook (just search for “Business Engaged”). 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.

Permanent link to this article: http://businessengaged.com/privately-held-business-valuation/

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