Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Carwash Safety Planning

Episode 36
Host: David Begin & Henry Lopez
Topic: Safety Planning

In this episode David Begin shares tips & advice on developing and implementing a Safety Plan for your car wash business. David Begin is an entrepreneur, the Managing Partner of Wild Blue Car Wash, and the co-host of The How of Carwashing podcast.


This episode includes a presentation David Begin delivered at the 2017 Splash! event on Safety Planning, and additional insights and tips from David and co-host Henry Lopez. Do you have a mindset and culture of safety at your carwash site? Do you have a Safety Plan and a Safety Communications plan?


This episode is sponsored by Diamond Shine.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Create More Flow

Episode 168
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Dr. Camille Preston
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Create More Flow

In this episode we interview Camille Preston, an entrepreneur, psychologist, author, and an expert in leadership. She shares her personal story, experiences from starting and growing her business, and advice and techniques on creating more flow to grow your small business.

Her latest book is “Create More Flow: Igniting Peak Performance in an Overwired World.”

Thursday, December 14, 2017

New Podcast Show Sponsor - Washify

Thanks to our new sponsor for The How of Carwashing podcast: 
Washify - one of the fastest growing POS hardware and software providers focused on the #carwash industry.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

David Begin Interview


David Begin chats about real estate and the carwash business with Kevin Bupp on The Real Estate Investing for Cash Flow podcast. [Listen Here]

Monday, December 11, 2017

Be Bold & Play Bigger

Episode 167
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Vanessa Shaw
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Be Bold & Play Bigger

Be Bold & Play Bigger in life and your small business, with Vanessa Shaw. Vanessa is an entrepreneur and international business and success coach. She shares stories from her interesting journey – including her own struggles to become the first woman entrepreneur in her family – and inspiring advice on how to be bold and play bigger in life and business. 


This episode of The How of Business podcast is sponsored by Neopost, and the Neopost IS-280 Postage Meter for small business. [learn more]

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Carwash Belt Conveyor Technology

Episode 35
The How of Carwashing Podcast
Guest: Bob Schaefer
Host: David Begin

In this episode David Begin interviews Bob Schaefer, a carwash industry veteran and responsible for sales and support at Automatic Vehicle Wash (AVW). He shares an overview of conveyor belt technology, his feedback on the Splash! 2017 event, and the impact of industry consolidation. David and Bob share specific points to consider with belt conveyors, including cost of installation and maintenance, retrofitting at an existing car wash, and impact on vehicle throughput.

Our New Show Partner: Neopost

Welcome and thanks to our new show partner and sponsor: Neopost
Neopost offer a complete line of Postage Meters for every environment, including the Neopost IS-280 which is designed for small business.

Our podcast listeners could get as much as 6 months FREE, by visiting www.neopost280.com/how and using the promo code "HOW".

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Getting Projects Done!

Episode 166
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Geoff McDonald
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Getting Projects Done

In this episode we interview Geoff McDonald, an entrepreneur and author. He studied architecture in school, but channeled his creative and problem solving skills to help others design great business ideas. He shares valuable insights on how to get important projects completed, so that we can grow our small businesses.

This episode is sponsored by Neopost and the Neopost IS-280 Postage Meter for small business. Our podcast listeners can get up to 6 months free! [More Info]

Monday, December 4, 2017

Influential Connections

Episode 165
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Cloris Kylie
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Influential Connections

In this episode we interview Cloris Kylie, an entrepreneur, author and podcaster. She shares her interesting journey from Engineering School, to math tutoring, then on to marketing and helping small business owner with developing influential connections.


This episode is sponsored by Lease Smart - helping you find the right location for your business, and negotiate the best terms on your commercial lease. 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

2 New Carwash Podcast Episodes!

Episode 33
The How of Carwashing Podcast
Host: David Begin
Topic: Splash! 2017 Show Highlights

During the Splash! conference in 2017, David Begin had an opportunity to conduct brief interviews on the show floor with various car wash industry experts, operators and leaders. David also shares additional insights on this event. Splash! is an industry conference conducted by the Western Carwash Association and the International Carwash Association (ICA).

This episode of The How of Carwashing podcast includes brief conversations with Jimmy Starnes with Wash Me Fast, James Anderson with Vantage LED, Chris Wingate with Complete Signs, Jeff Wizer with ICS, Ryan Cook with Diamond Shine, Danka Djordjevic with AVW, and Wayne and Daisy with Benny's Car Wash.

Episode 34
The How of Carwashing Podcast
Hosts: David Begin & Henry Lopez
Topic: Employee Training

In this episode David Begin and Henry Lopez continue their podcast series on the topic of hiring great employees for your carwash business. David & Henry focus on the Initial Employee Training part of the hiring process. Having a thorough and systematic process results in better employees, reduced employee turnover, and the ability to deliver remarkable customer service.

Topics & Questions addressed in this episode include:
What is your process for initial employee training at your wash?
Do you a have an Employee and Operations Planning?
It's critically important that you have an attorney review your Employee Manual, and be sure that it covers the legal items relative to your specific state.
David & Henry share the basic components of an effective training program for your car wash business: The Vision, Safety, Operations, Customers Service, and Management Skills (for shift leaders and site managers).
How do you manage the training process? E-learning platforms are now more common and affordable.

We are working on creating and offering an on-line, self-paced, on-demand learning solution for the car wash industry - more details coming soon!

Monday, November 27, 2017

2 New Podcast Episodes

Episode 163
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Kevin Miller
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Document Management

In this episode we interview Kevin Miller, the Chief Marketing Officer at Neat – a document management company. Kevin shares his insights on software as a service (SAAS) and document management solutions for small business owners.


Episode 164
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Laura Roeder
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Bootstrapping & Social Media

In this episode we interview Laura Roeder, an entrepreneur and founder of MeetEdgar – an online social media automation tool. Laura shares her personal story, from studying advertising, working as a freelance designer, and founding her first social media business. She also shares her experiences with launching and bootstrapping MeetEdgar, and tips and advice for social media for small business owners.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Small Business Bootstrapping

Episode 162
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Connor Gillivan
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Bootstrapping

In this episode we interview Connor Gillivan, an entrepreneur and the co-founder of Freeup.com. He shares his life experiences, including his adventures in South Africa and Nicaragua, and valuable tips & advice for bootstrapping a small business - starting with no or very little borrowed money, and instead growing through reinvestment of the profits.

Topics discussed include: Managing Finances, Strategic Planning, Systems & Processes, Hiring the Right Team, Leading & Managing, and building a loyal following of customers.


This episode is sponsored by Lease Smart - helping you negotiate the best terms for your commercial lease space. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Carwash Industry Trends - Part 2

Episode 32
The How of Carwashing
Guest: Eric Wulf
Host: David Begin
Topic: Carwash Industry Trends

In this episode we interview Eric Wulf, CEO of the International Carwash Association (ICA). He discusses current trends in the carwash industry with co-host David Begin. This is part 2 of Eric's interview.

Topics discussed in this episode include:
  • The future of the car washing business.
  • Industry Consolidation - what is the potential impact on my carwash business?
  • Standardization - process, systems and more for carwashes.
  • Auto Technology and Autonomous Vehicles
This episode of The How of Carwashing is sponsored by Focused Car Wash Solutions.


Monday, November 13, 2017

Scaling Your Small Business

Episode 161
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Joe Kashurba
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Scaling Your Business

In this episode we interview Joe Kashurba, an entrepreneur and the founder of Kashurba Web Design Group. He shares his entrepreneurial experiences, and practical tips & advice on how to scale a small business.

Some of the questions Joe addresses in this episode include: 

  • What are some of the key things you have learned about scaling a small business?
  • How important is focus (working on just one business idea at a time)?
  • What did you have to learn about successfully transitioning from a solopreneur (freelancer) to an entrepreneur?
  • How do you determine when to "invest" in additional staffing to support the projected growth in your business?
  • How did you go from selling $300 websites to selling $30,000 websites?
  • What are the biggest mistakes that small business owners make when it comes to growing their business?
  • What advice do you have for young people who are interested in entrepreneurship?

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Entrepreneurial Brain Pickings

Episode 160
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Daniel Gefen
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Entrepreneurship

In this episode we interview Daniel Gefen, an entrepreneur, mentor, podcaster, writer and professional brain picker. He shares his fascinating life journey, and his insights and observations on entrepreneurship.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Podcasting to Grow Your Small Business

Episode 159
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Nick Palkowski
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Podcasting

In this episode we interview Nick Palkowski, a business owner and podcaster. He shares his life experiences and journey to entrepreneurship. He also shares tips & advice for using podcasts to help you grow your small business.


This episode of The How of Business is sponsored by Lease Smart.
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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The How of Carwashing - Episode 31

Episode 31
The How of Carwashing Podcast
Guest: Eric Wulf
Host: David Begin
Topic: Car Wash Industry Trends

Carwash industry trends with Eric Wulf and David Begin. 

Eric is CEO of the International Carwash Association (ICA). He discusses current trends in the carwash industry with co-host David Begin.

The International Carwash Association (ICA) is the nonprofit trade group representing the retail and supply segments of the car wash industry in North America and around the globe. 

Topics discussed include:
Mega trends in the Carwash Industry
History of the car washing
Is a car wash an impulse or convenience purchase?
New sources of capital fueling expansion in the industry
What do the Dutch know about the carwash customer experience?


David Begin is the host of this episode of The How of Carwashing show – helping you operate and grow your carwashing business.


Monday, October 30, 2017

Entrepreneurship with Dan Sullivan

Episode 158
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Dan Sullivan
Host: David Begin
Topic: Entrepreneurship

Dan Sullivan is our guest on the latest episode of our podcast. Dan is an entrepreneur, speaker, business coach and the founder of Strategic Coach. In this episode he shares valuable insights on entrepreneurship, and introduces several skills that all small business owners and entrepreneurs can develop to increase success in business and in life. 

Are you defining your own game? Have you identified your unique ability? Listen to this episode for help with answering these questions, and significant insights into entrepreneurship. 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

155,000 Downloads!

The How of Business Podcast has now been downloaded 155,000 times, and counting!

Thanks for your support for our podcast!

The How of Business is a free podcast focused on helping you start, run and grow your small business.

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Are you stuck? Get the help you need to start your business or to take your current small business to the next level!

Henry Lopez is a serial entrepreneur and small business coach. He offers one-on-one coaching sessions in person, over the phone, or via Skype. 

Take advantage of a FREE initial consultation with Henry! Schedule your free coaching session today.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Small Business Startup & Mentorship

Episode 157
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Lucy Lloyd
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Startup & Mentorship

Startup & Mentorship with Lucy Lloyd. Lucy is a business owner and the co-founder of Mentorloop. Mentorloop helps companies effortlessly build a mentoring culture for a more engaged, connected and productive business. She shares her personal journey, her experiences in entrepreneurship, and tips & advice on starting a business and the value of business mentorship.


Henry Lopez is the host of this episode of The How of Business show – dedicated to helping you start, run and grow your small business. 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Sam Furno Interview - Part 2

Episode 30
The How of Carwashing Podcast
Guest: Sam Furno
Host: David Begin
Topic: Insurance

In this episode we interview Sam Furno, a carwash industry veteran and expert in the carwash insurance business. Sam shares his experiences with the car wash industry, insights on the insurance industry, and practical tips & advice for insuring your car wash business. 

This is part 2 of our interview with Sam, focusing on Liability Umbrella Policies, Accident Damage Claims and maintaining your insurance policies.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Small Business Exit Planning

Episode 156
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Ron Chernak
Host: David Begin
Topic: Business Exit

"Good numbers sell businesses faster." Ron Charnak

In this episode we interview Ronald “Ron” Chernak, a business owner, attorney, CPA, real estate broker and owner of The FBB Group – a business brokerage based in Colorado. Ron shares valuable tips and advice to help you prepare to exit (sell, transfer, transition, etc.) your small business.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Carwash Insurance - Part 1

Episode 29
The How of Carwashing Podcast
Guest: Sam Furno
Host: David Begin
Topic: Insurance

In this episode we interview Sam Furno, a carwash industry veteran and expert in the carwash insurance business. Sam shares his experiences with the car wash industry, insights on the insurance industry, and practical tips & advice for insuring your car wash business. This is part 1 of our interview with Sam.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

155 Episodes!

The How of Business Co-Host Henry Lopez

155 Podcast Episodes!

We have released 155 episodes of The How of Business podcast - to help you start, run and grow your small business.

You can listen to our free podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and online at our website










Recent Guests & Topics Include:
Melissa Forziat - Marketing on a Budget
Michael Sacca - Productivity & Entrepreneurship
Frank Cottle - Virtual Office Services
Lisa Ryan - Employee Retention




Monday, October 9, 2017

Marketing on a Budget


Episode 155
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Melissa Forziat
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Budget Marketing

In this episode we interview Melissa Forziat, an entrepreneur, marketing consultant, event planner, and founder of Melissa Forziat Events & Marketing. She shares her interesting journey, from gymnast to small business owners. She shares specific tips & techniques for small business marketing on a budget.

Special Offers for The How of Business Listeners:

FREE E-Book
Download your free copy of Melissa's book "Small Business Marketing on a Budget".
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Special discount on Melissa's "Marketing Outreach Guide".
Discount Code: howofbusiness
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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Podcast Recommendation

One of our favorite podcast shows is "How I Built This". 

A great show that interviews interesting guests about how they started their successful businesses. 

Some of our favorites episodes are the interviews with Herb Kelleher, Jim Koch, Jerry Murrell, Brian Scudamore, Kendra Scott, Kate & Andy Spade and Alli Webb.

Worth adding to your list of podcasts to listen to...

Monday, October 2, 2017

2 New Podcast Episodes

Episode 153
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Paul Nelson
Host: David Begin
Topic: Accounting for Small Business

In this episode we interview Paul Nelson, a small business owner and CPA. He shares his journey to entrepreneurship, launching his own accounting firm, and bookkeeping and accounting guidance for small business owners.

Episode 154
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Michael Sacca
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Productivity & Entrepreneurship

In this episode we interview Michael Sacca is an entrepreneur, designer, writer and podcaster. He shares his unique background, including studying music business management, and developing several small businesses. He also shares practical tips & advice on improving personal and business productivity, and his insights on entrepreneurship.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

New Episode: The How of Carwashing Podcast

Episode 28
The How of Carwashing Episode
Guest: Pete Ness
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Avoiding & Handling Accidents

In this episode we interview Pete Ness, an entrepreneur, carwash industry veteran, and CEO of NoPileups. He shares his interesting personal journey, his experiences and stories from his many years in the car wash business, and his latest solution to help carwash operators avoid accidents - NoPileups.

The How of Carwashing podcast is a free on-demand audio program focused on helping you start, operate and grow your car wash business. 

Monday, September 25, 2017

Virtual Offices

Epiosde 152
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Frank Cottle
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Virtual Office

In this episode we interview Frank Cottle, a serial entrepreneur and an expert and veteran of the virtual office and services industry. Frank shares his fascinating life journey, including working as a professional diver and working for the largest luxury yacht broker in the world. He shares valuable advice on how to use virtual or flexible work places for your small business.

Monday, September 18, 2017

3 New Small Business Podcast Episodes

Episode 149
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Laura Pennington
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Freelance Writing Business

In this episode we interview Laura Pennington, an entrepreneur, speaker, podcaster, and freelancer. She shares her journey, from teacher to starting her own freelance writing business.


Episode 150
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Daryl Urbanski
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Lead Generation

In this episode we interview Daryl Urbanski, an entrepreneur, speaker, business coach, author, lead generation expert. He shares his interesting journey to becoming his own boss. He shares tips and advice on lead generation to grow your small business.

Episode 151
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Nate Smith
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Online Sales Funnels

In this episode we interview Nate Smith, a business owner and online marketing expert. He shares stories from his start as a professional musician and transitioning to entrepreneurship. He also shares his knowledge on creating successful online sales marketing funnels to help you grow your small business.


Friday, September 15, 2017

Autonomous Vehicles

Episode 27
The How of Carwashing Podcast
Guest: Derek Kaufman
Host: David Begin
Topic: Automotive Technology - Part 3

This is part 3 of David Begin's interview with Derek Kaufman, an automotive and transportation industry veteran and expert. He shares information from a recent study conducted for the International Carwash Association, and his insights on automotive technologies – including a detailed conversation on autonomous vehicles – and the impact on the car wash industry.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Optimistic Entrepreneur

Henry Lopez was recently featured on John Colley's podcast, The Optimistic Entrepreneur

They chatted about entrepreneurship, launching a business, scaling a small business and much more. [Listen Now]


Monday, September 11, 2017

New Small Business Podcast Episodes!

Episode 147
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Steve Smith
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Peak Performance

In this episode we interview Steve Smith, an entrepreneur, Performance Based Business and Executive Coach, Business Advisor and Speaker. He shares his journey from the corporate world to launching his consulting business, and advice for achieving Peak Performance in life and business.

Episode 148
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Lisa Ryan
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Employee Retention

In this episode we interview Lisa Ryan, an entrepreneur, speaker, author, and the founder of Grategy. Lisa shares her story and experiences with transitioning from a successful corporate and sales career to starting her own consulting business. She also shares valuable insights to help us improve Employee Retention and Engagement in our small businesses.


The How of Business Podcast is a free on-demand audio show focused on helping you become your own boss, and grow your small business.

There are currently 148 episodes to learn from!

[Listen Now]

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Freedom Lifestyle

Episode 146
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Chad Mureta
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Freedom Lifestyle

In this episode we interview Chad Mureta, an entrepreneur, author and the founder of App Empire. He shares his life story and insights on developing a Freedom Lifestyle.

Are you life on your own terms?

Chad is the author of “App Empire: Make Money, Have a Life, and Let Technology Work for You", available on Amazon: