Discussions and topics surrounding small businesses, entrepreneurs, self employment and working for yourself.

1907, 2011

069 Financial Excellence: Cash Flow Lessons Learned for Small Businesses

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Episode 69: Cash Flow Basics for Small Businesses; Crap! I Got a Credit Card; Yakezie Challenge Update; July 19, 2011.
Today I intended to cover some lessons I learned about small business cash flow over the last few years. Before I got that far, though, I had to make a confession about an embarrassing new event in my life: I got a new credit card :(
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2206, 2011

Your Profit & Loss Statement Doesn’t Mean Much

Financial Accounting vs. Cash Flow Management
When you look at your business financials, how do you know if you’re making a profit? Many small business owners use their profit & loss statements (P&L) as the only way to tell if they’re winning. It’s a natural thing to do. After all, the name of the report has profits in it, right? Well, the P&L report is an important tool for your business but it’s not the only […]

601, 2011

Using Skype to Help Your Business Grow

How Skype Helps my Business Grow
As a business owner, I’m always looking for good, free tools to help me be more efficient and grow the business. One of my favorite free tools is Skype.

I love Skype because it’s convenient, it’s user-friendly, and most of all it’s free to use. Yes, you can upgrade and purchase all kinds of great features, but the basic version is free. Skype allows you to talk and/or […]

1809, 2010

What Are You Doing to Improve Your Business?

I’m always looking for ways to improve what I do in my business. Most of the time I spend very little, if any, money on the improvements. For this video I spent less than $20. Many times I spend nothing – I simply access some free resources to help me learn more about what I do as a coach or business owner and I do something new as a result of what I learned. So […]

109, 2010

023 Financial Excellence: Follow Your Calling & Start a Business

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Living In Financial Excellence Episode 23: Following Your Calling, Starting a Business, Pursuing Your Dreams, Sept 1, 2010.

After talking about preparing for a job loss in Episode 21 and job search technique that work in Episode 22, we feel it necessary to pursue the least commonly discussed option: starting your own business and pursuing your passion(s).

Show notes:

– We spent time this weekend with drummer Jeff Jones from one of our favorite bands, Big Daddy Weave (talk about a career that literally rocks). Aside from touring with the band, Jeff has a lot of cool business irons in the fire and they’re all exciting. Check out his website, www.jeffdrummer.com to see how he is following his calling in life.

– What were you put on this earth to do? How are you using your talents to fulfill that calling?

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1507, 2010

Creating a Static Front Page in your WordPress Website

I often have business clients who need a professional looking website but don’t have thousands of dollars to invest with a good programmer to create the site. I usually recommend WordPress as a great platform to get started because is provides a nearly one-stop shop to get a website up and running. Search engines love WordPress and it has a blog set up internal to the site so you […]

2906, 2010

How to Create a Blog Post in a WordPress Website

I often have business clients who need a professional looking website but don’t have thousands of dollars to invest with a good programmer to create the site. I usually recommend WordPress as a great platform to get started because is provides a nearly one-stop shop to get a website up and running. Search engines love WordPress and it has a blog set up internal to the site so you have […]

2306, 2010

013 Financial Excellence: Kids & Money, Leaving a Legacy

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Living In Financial Excellence Episode 13: Kids and Money. June 23, 2010.

Kids can be one of the biggest distractions when it comes to sticking to your spending plan. They have a way of taking the best plans and destroying them. But did you know it’s really our fault as parents? In this episode of Living In Financial Excellence we’ll teach you how to say “no” to those distractions and teach your kids how to avoid […]