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65 Dave Bone: Solo Entrepreneur
Oct 20 • 25 min
Dave Bone, CEO of San Diego Flooring Pros is a third-generation flooring pro. For years he worked in his family business in his home town, then for other companies in San Diego, and finally decided to go into business himself. In the interview, he…
64 Jessica Hornbeck: Rent-a-CFO/COO
Oct 6 • 36 min
Many small business owners are great with ideas and execution for the products or services they provide, but maybe not so expert on the equally important financial and operational sides of things. That’s because managing a business is complex, and usually…
63 Joe Molina: Veterans Helping Veterans
Sep 22 • 35 min
My guest is Joe Molina, an ex-military man who’s the founder and Executive Director of the Veterans Chamber of Commerce. Joe’s advocates “servant leadership,” an approach to citizenship that applies both to the volunteer military and civilian life. His…
62 Sidebar: COVID-19 Liability Waiver Form
Sep 15 • 5 min
I’d like to start bringing to you some timely topics. And so we’re going to start calling them sidebars, also known as bonus episodes. So this very first sidebar episode has to do with COVID-19 liability waiver forms, which you can pick up for free off my…
61 Jesse Morgan: Creating Opportunities
Sep 1 • 28 min
My guest is Jesse Morgan, an inventor, and manufacturer who helps other inventors take their ideas to market. After a near-fatal car accident, Jesse invented The Extractor Tool, for cutting yourself free of a seatbelt and smashing open the car window. He…
60 Alexandra Renee Poelstra: How To Market your Business
Aug 20 • 43 min
Today I have the pleasure of interviewing Alexandra Renee Poelstra, the CEO at ALL MAVEN, a full-service branding and digital marketing agency. So how should you approach marketing? Pick the marketing strategy that you’re most passionate about. Pick the…
59 Bhavin Mehta: A True Entrepreneur’s Perspective
Aug 4 • 29 min
Today I’m talking with Bhavin Mehta, the CEO and Founder of Fusion Factor Corporation, which specializes in helping small businesses become successful by leaving them to focus on their work and business while Fusion Factor focuses on solving their IT…
58 Sophia Felix: How to Get Recognized
Jul 21 • 25 min
Today I have the pleasure of talking with Sophia Felix, the Founder of HBM Talent & Management. Sophia tells us why she took the path of entrepreneurship in the Talent Management Industry and as a self-made woman how she was able to build her reputation…
57 John Sanders: Thriving in Unpredictable Times
Jul 7 • 30 min
Back by popular demand from episode 43 Dr. John Sanders: Money and Where to Find It is John Sanders, entrepreneur, investor, and known as a hobby investor. In episode 43 we talked about money and where to find it. Today, we’re talking about how to thrive…
56 David DaCosta: Investing in Real Estate
Jun 24 • 34 min
Today I’m joined by David DaCosta from DaCosta Properties Real Estate - and I love real estate! Today we’re going to find out from David real estate can become an asset for you and your future? Everyone needs a place to live. You can own real estate as an…
55 Angie Rupert: Welcome To America
Jun 9 • 39 min
I’m so pleased to spend time today with Angie Rupert from Rupert Law Group. Angie’s specialty is as an E-2 Investor Visa Attorney. The E-2 Visa program is for entrepreneurs all over the world that want to start a business here in the United States. E-2…
54 Brent Wilsey: Saving Money
May 26 • 44 min
Today I’m talking with Brent Wilsey, the President of Wilsey Asset Management and we’re talking about how to make money work for you while you’re in business. Brent advises that meeting with a financial planner early on can be a wise decision and is…
53 Chris Ferguson: Who Built America?
May 19 • 36 min
Chris Ferguson is the CEO of Edison Nation, where they connect innovators with companies to bring new products to the market. In Chris’s current role as CEO for Edison Nation, he advises and builds partnerships with entrepreneurs, leveraging his vast…
52 Rachel LaMar: Celebrating 17-Years in Business
Apr 28 • 40 min
Today I’m pleased to have Rachel LaMar from LaMar Real Estate. Topics: How Rachel grew her business before the internet. Rachel gives some real estate advice and Kelly offers her legal advice. Planning for retirement. Rachel shares her passion for writing…
51 Don Sando: Strategic Results Group
Apr 30, 2019 • 32 min
Today I’m joined by Don Sando from Strategic Results Group. Don specializes in domestic and international strategic planning, management team development, culture transformation, and business development. Today Don shares with us how he was able to…
50 Denise Benz: How To Monetize Your Talents
Mar 5, 2019 • 42 min
“I see people beyond where they see themselves.” ~ Denise Benz, CEO and founder of Authentic Speakers Agency, The PR Firm, PR Firm Publishing and Authentic Speakers Bureau. Today I’m so pleased to have Denise Benz from Authentic Speakers Agency on the…
49 Kasey Ortiz: New Tax Laws and What They Mean
Feb 5, 2019 • 34 min
I’m so happy to have back on the show Kasey Ortiz the “Tax Tip Diva!” I first interview Kasey on episode 17 Kasey Ortiz: The Importance of Taxes and Clean Books. Be sure to go back and listen to that episode. Not people know but Kasey is a proud Marine…
48 Part 3 Fifteen Business Laws You Should Know
Jan 30, 2019 • 8 min
Today in our 3rd and final episode in the the 3-part series, I’ll be covering #11 through #15 of the Fifteen business laws every entrepreneur should know covering: The CAN-SPAM Act; FTC Telemarketing Marketing Sales Rule; FTC on Sales Tax Collection; FTC…
47 Part 2 Fifteen Business Laws You Should Know
Jan 22, 2019 • 8 min
Today in our 2nd of the 3-part series, I’ll be covering #6 through #10 of the 15 business laws every entrepreneur should know. So let’s get started. # 6 - At Will Work Doctrine. # 7 - Obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN). # 8 - Know the taxes…
46 Part 1 Fifteen Business Laws You Should Know
Jan 16, 2019 • 10 min
Happy New Year to you all! I’ve been busy with a home remodel and I released my 2nd book, “Go Own Yourself” which is available on Amazon . Today in the start of a 3 part series, I’ll be talking about the 15 business laws every entrepreneur should know.
45 Richard Crawford: How to Stand Out
Dec 18, 2018 • 42 min
Video is the language of business marketing today. Richard Crawford and his team at One Productions produce clear, concise, powerful, and quick communications that expand your brand, build your celebrity and powerfully communicate your heartfelt message…
44 Susie Carder: Predictable Success
Dec 11, 2018 • 42 min
Susie Carder is not your average business coach. She has helped thousands of businesses achieve exponential growth, create radical business strategies, and blast from ordinary to explosive! And when you hire Susie, being average or running an average…
43 Dr. John Sanders: Money and Where to Find It
Dec 5, 2018 • 31 min
Dr. John D. Sanders serves as an investment banking / strategic business consultant and promoter for emerging growth technology companies. He also has served as a Director and Advisor of several public and private technology corporations ranging in size…
42 Always Thinking Of Your Success
Oct 8, 2018 • 1 min
This is John Biethan, Kelly’s podcast producer. Kelly wanted me to send out this message to let you know she apologizes for missing a few episodes and will be back shortly. She’s been spending time with out of town family and guests. If you know Kelly,…
41 Neal Sperling: Strategies to Grow Your Business
Sep 4, 2018 • 33 min
Today I’m pleased to bring on the show Neal Sperling who’s known as a “world class problem solver,” a “world class connector,” an international speaker, and works as a strategic advisor. Neal has worked with over 50 billionaires, President of the United…
40 Marketing 101 Part 2
Aug 28, 2018 • 9 min
Today we’re going to be talking about the second part of Marketing 101. Here are a few the tips I said I’d share with you today from episode 39: - First impressions matter. - Communication is key. - You need to give value to get value.
39 Marketing 101 Part 1
Aug 21, 2018 • 10 min
Today we’re going to be talking about the first part of Marketing 101. I know that for many of you this is a daunting subject and task. Marketing is not an expense. It’s an investment. It’s important to understand how best and where to invest. There are…
37 Chuck Sinks: How Do I Get Money for My Business
Aug 7, 2018 • 43 min
Today is that show where we interview an expert in their field who can help you become successful in your business. Today I’m joined by Chuck Sinks who’s a Small Business Advisor for the CDC Small Business Finance.
36 Money. Where to Find It Part 3
Jul 24, 2018 • 10 min
We’re still talking about money, and where to find it. Today I’m talking in part 3 about raising “venture capital” or finding an “angel investor.” The best way to prepare for all of this and these questions is to sit down and draft your business plan. Go…
35 Money. Where to Find It Part 2
Jul 17, 2018 • 6 min
In this part 2 of the 4 part series “Money. Where to Find It” we’re talking about borrowing from family and friends. You can always turn to people who you know best. It can be easier to persuade them rather than the big banks. Borrowing money from a…
34 Money. Where to Find It Part 1
Jul 10, 2018 • 11 min
Every year hundreds of thousands of Americans launch their businesses. About half of those new businesses survive for 5 years. One-third remain in operation after 10 years. A small percentage of those mature into legends. Before your business becomes a…
33 Kathy Nelson: The Benefits of Using a Business Coach
Jul 3, 2018 • 36 min
I’m joined today with Kathy Nelson, a business coach with On Track Success Coaching. Kathy’s also known as the builder of business, holder of dreams, and the coach’s coach. Today’s lawyer joke? What do you call a lawyer who’s gone bad? (listen for the…
32 Don’t Get Bit By The Snake
Jun 26, 2018 • 9 min
Today’s topic is an important one for those that use independent contractors. When you get sued, it’s usually an internal threat by desperate, dishonest people who have worked for you. For this reason, it’s very important to hire independent contractors…
31 Getting to Know Your Host
Jun 19, 2018 • 17 min
Topics It’s always nice to get to know your host. Born and raised in England, I had a fantastic childhood. I’m a business transaction attorney that keeps my clients out of courts. I absolutely love what I do helping entrepreneurs like you stay out of…
30 Do I Need an Attorney or Can I Do This On My Own?
Jun 12, 2018 • 7 min
Today we’re going to be discussing the 10th and final topic of the ten legal issues facing entrepreneurs. If you’re smart enough, you’ll know what you’re good at doing and what you know you’re bad at doing. You may not want to take time out of your busy…
29 Shelley Murasko: Financial Planning For Your Business
Jun 5, 2018 • 33 min
I’m joined today by Shelley Murasko from Wealthspring Financial Planners. Honestly … we got a little “geeky” about financial planning today. Listen at the end of the episode for Shelley’s Top 3 Tips of what you need to start thinking about and take action…
28 Are Oral Contracts Enforceable?
May 22, 2018 • 5 min
Today we’re going to be discussing #9 of the ten legal issues facing entrepreneurs, “Are Oral Contracts Enforceable?” Although it’s a common misconception that oral contacts may be enforceable, there are some contracts that are governed by the “statutes…
27 Should I Use a Non Disclosure Agreement?
May 15, 2018 • 4 min
Today we’re going to be discussing the 8th legal issue facing entrepreneurs, “Should I use a non disclosure agreement?” So what is a NDA? What types are there? Here are just two types: - Mutual non disclosure agreements - One-way non disclosure agreements…
26 What Should I Do If I Get Sued
May 9, 2018 • 6 min
This is the 7th in a 10 part series on the ten legal issues facing entrepreneurs. Today we’re discussing “What should I do if I get sued?” This is not a subject most people want to even talk about. But it’s really important and best to prepare for when…
25 Brian Smith: The Birth of a Brand
May 3, 2018 • 41 min
I’m so pleased to share with you this episode and interview with Brian Smith, Founder of UGG and author of The Birth of a Brand. Brian shares with us his stories, steps, and challenges taken to create the internationally successful brand UGG. The…
24 Am I Probably Protecting My Business Name?
Apr 24, 2018 • 4 min
Today we’re going to be discussing the 6th legal issues facing entrepreneurs, “Am I probably protecting my business name?” Many businesses begin by using a company name only to find out that another company has been using that exact same business name.…
23 How Should I Structure a Partnership Agreement?
Apr 17, 2018 • 4 min
The fifth in our 10 episode podcast series of legal issues facing entrepreneurs is “How should I structure my partnership agreement?” Many new companies fail due to the fact that there never was a well written partnership agreement in place that…
22 Am I Probably Protecting my Personal Assets?
Apr 10, 2018 • 4 min
Get your copy of Go Legal Yourself FREE when you get the APP from your APP Store. It’s always important for you to keep your business assets separate from your “personal” assets, which at least is the one way you can limit your liability. The best way to…
21 Charles Guerin, CPA: The New Tax Law and What Business Owners Need To Know
Apr 3, 2018 • 32 min
Today I’m joined in the studio with Charles Guerin, CPA. We learned that with the new tax laws, it’s changed the framework towards how individuals now prepare their tax returns going forward into the new year for 2018. Additionally, we talk about how…
20 How Should I Avoid Problems with Employees
Mar 27, 2018 • 6 min
Generally as a employer, you should limit your liability before taking on any new employees. The three “must haves” are: a. an employee handbook; b. to have each employee complete an application; c. an employee agreement. This can be as simple as one page…
19 What Business Structure Should I Use?
Mar 20, 2018 • 4 min
Back in episode 3, I spoke about creating an entity and the pros and cons of each. I go into depth on this issue in my book Go Legal Yourself which you can find on Amazon. To answer this question, you can ask yourself these 3 questions: - Are you…
18 Is My Business Compliant?
Mar 13, 2018 • 7 min
Is your business compliant? Is it following corporate law? Corporate compliance effects companies in all types of industries. It’s important to find out what types of records and other types of documents should be generated and maintained by your…
17 Kasey Ortiz: The Importance of Taxes and Clean Books
Mar 6, 2018 • 43 min
Today’s show is exciting - especially for me! Today I have Kasey Ortiz from JES Taxes in the studio and we’re talking about taxes and keeping clean books. Kasey is experienced and a wealth of knowledge on the topics of taxes and the tactics of keeping…
16 Do I need Insurance for my business?
Feb 26, 2018 • 12 min
From the day you start your business, you’re exposing yourself to risk. Insurance is your second level of defense after protecting your personal assets. There are several types of insurance. We’ll go over them but go back and listen to episode 13 for more…
15 What Should be in Your Contract
Feb 19, 2018 • 10 min
What should be in your contract? Is a contract and contract? Not really it. An “enforceable contract” needs to include 10 things found in this podcast episode.
14 Three Common Mistakes Made by Business Owners
Feb 12, 2018 • 22 min
Get your copy of Go Legal Yourself! Today MOO and I are talking about a very upsetting topic … making mistakes. These are the top three mistakes business owners make: Choosing the wrong business structure. Not protecting their goods and services. Not…
13 Importance of Business Insurance
Feb 6, 2018 • 33 min
Today I’m joined with special guest Hadley Wood from H Linwood Insurance Services. Business insurance is so overlooked and missed by so many people because it’s not top of mind. Today Hadley will prove that wrong. It’s one of the cornerstones of running a…
12 Seven Ways to make your Startup Look Professional
Jan 22, 2018 • 15 min
You’ve heard me say before, “You only have one chance to make a first impression.” Well today I’m speaking with my producer Richard Crawford and we’re talking about the 7 ways to make your Startup look professional. Have a professional looking website.…
11 What are the biggest challenges to starting a business?
Jan 15, 2018 • 22 min
Today MOO and I are talking about the biggest challenges in starting a business. Here are the topics and challenges all new business owners experience: The shortage of capital and cash flow; The development of a good business plan; Knowing what your great…
10 Five Business Resolutions Every Entrepreneur should make for the New Year
Jan 8, 2018 • 20 min
It’s 2018 and it’s time to get your plans in place! Today we’re talking about the 5 things you should resolve to do for this New Year: Start off with a dynamic business plan; Study leadership; Practice delegating; Make faster decisions; Harness your…
9 Leadership In Business
Jan 1, 2018 • 28 min
Today I’m with Tia Ross, best selling international author, motivational speaker, and a strategist specialist from Tia Ross & Company. Much of what we’re talking about today can be found in Tia’s book: Living On Purpose With A Purpose.
8 Learn To Love Your Lawyer
Dec 25, 2017 • 11 min
Today I’m joined by my Director of Marketing, Sally Crawford, and we’re talking about the A-B-C’s of law for businesses: an Attorney; a Banker; a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Take-away #1: Google can be your friend but not when it comes to law.…
7 Website Must Haves
Dec 18, 2017 • 6 min
In today’s way of doing business, it’s all about being found and creating credibility on social media or on the net. Websites are regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and they actually want you to protect yourself!
6 Contractor v. Employee
Dec 11, 2017 • 14 min
Today I’m with my Director of Marketing, Sally Crawford, sharing with you the topic “Should I hire a contractor or hire an employee?” A few questions answered today: What is a contractor and when do you need to hire one v. hiring an employee? What is an…
5 Building Business Relationships
Dec 4, 2017 • 29 min
Today I’m excited to have Bryan Garrity from The Garrity Group and Keller Williams on the show! We’re talking about building business relationships. Topics: You have to have a plan. You need a business plan. You need to have the capacity to attract…
4 Register Your Brand
Nov 27, 2017 • 4 min
Today as usual I’m with MOO, my Manager Of Operations and in this tip, we’re going to be talking about brands. All big brands have one thing in common: they’re trademarked and well known. You need a name that is going to grab people’s attention. What do…
3 Why Create an Entity
Nov 20, 2017 • 5 min
Today again I’m with MOO, my Manager Of Operations and in this tip, we’re going to be talking about why it’s so important to create your entity for business. Creating an entity can be the difference between you keeping your personal assets or you losing…
2 The Power of a Business Plan
Nov 13, 2017 • 5 min
Today I’m with MOO, my Manager Of Operations and in this tip, we’re going to be talking about how the “right” business plan is a must have for success. Every business owner needs to live by my favorite quote, “Why blend in when you were born to stand…
1 Go Legal Yourself
Nov 1, 2017 • 26 min
We’re so excited to share the very first episode of our podcast, “Go Legal Yourself!” I’ll bet you didn’t know the law could be so sexy - and I’m going to show you how! Today we’re sharing with you the top-5 things in law that sound dirty - but aren’t.…