Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Car Wash HR - Part 3

Episode 55
The How of Carwashing Podcast
Guest: Claudia St. John
Host: David Begin
Topic: Human Resources

HR for your car wash business Part 3. This is part 3 of a 3-part series on the topic of Human Resource. In this series we interview Claudia St. John, a human resource professional, author, and the founder of Affinity HR Group. In this Part 3 of the series Claudia and David discuss overtime pay, employment law, the value of employee bonuses versus base pay, using other recruitment and retention incentives, and hiring veterans.


Monday, September 17, 2018

Side-Hustle to Full-Time Small Business

Episode 206
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Gavin Zuchlinski
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Building a Side-Hustle Business

In this episode we interview Gavin Zuchlinski, a small business owner and the founder of Acuity Scheduling – an online tool for businesses to automate and manage their appointments, allowing clients to schedule themselves. He shares how the idea for Acuity Scheduling began, and how he grew this from a solution for one person, to a full-time small business. Gavin’s story is unique in that he truly enjoyed and felt fulfilled in his corporate position.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Virtual Small Business

Episode 205
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Carrie McKeegan
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Building a Virtual Business

Building a virtual small business, and her transition from a corporate career to business ownership with Carrie McKeegan. Carrie is an entrepreneur and the co-founder of a virtual small business which allows her and her family the complete freedom of location. She co-founded her business with her husband, to address the challenges expats face related to filing their US tax returns while living and working abroad.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Human Resources - Part 2

Episode 54
The How of Carwashing Podcast
Guest: Claudia St. John
Host: David Begin
Topic: Human Resources Pt. 2

HR for your car wash business Part 2. This is part 2 of a 3-part series on the topic of Human Resource. In this series we interview Claudia St. John, a human resource professional, author, and the founder of Affinity HR Group. 

In this Part 2 of the series Claudia shares the impacts of regulations (federal, state and local), minimum wage laws, the opioid epidemic, other challenges with finding qualified workers, marijuana laws, and the need for a valid and updated Employee Handbook for your carwash. She is the author of the book “Tips for Improving Collaboration and Building Trust.”

Monday, September 3, 2018

Authentic Marketing for Small Business

Episode 204
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: George Kao
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Authentic Marketing

Authentic approach to online marketing for small business with George Kao. George is an entrepreneur and trusted conscious marketing adviser. George shares his journey from traditional online “predatory” marketer, to his current authentic approach to online marketing and helping people through coaching and affordable online courses. 

He's the author of the books "Authentic Content Marketing: Build an Engaged Audience for Your Personal Brand through Integrity & Generosity", and "Joyful Productivity: A Solopreneur's Guide to Creativity & Well-Being".

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Middle-Man Small Business

Episode 203
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: John Wilker
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Building a Middle-Man Business

In this episode we interview John Wilker, a small business owner who has developed a relatively simple yet highly effective and profitable middle-man business model. He had a contractor business, then stumbled upon an unmet need for the brokerage of industrial shipping products like wooden pallets. John has since developed a repeatable system that he teaches others.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Human Resources for the Carwash Business

Episode 53
The How of Carwashing Podcast
Guest: Claudia St. John
Host: David Begin
Topic: Human Resources Part 1

Human Resources for your car wash business Part 1. 
This is part 1 of a 3-part series on the topic of Human Resource. In this series we interview Claudia St. John, a human resource professional, author, and the founder of Affinity HR Group. 
In this Part 1 of the series Claudia shares her personal background and the challenges she faced with transitioning from the corporate world to starting her own business. David and Claudia also chat about the changes in the workplace since the 2008 recession, dealing with a tight labor market, working with Millennials, and the importance of shared values at your car wash business.