Tuesday, January 31, 2017

New Podcast Episodes Released!

Episode 76 of The How of Business Podcast features Alex Barker.

Alex is a Clinical Pharmacist, small business owner, and business coach.

He shares his journey to becoming a Clinical Pharmacist and beginning his entrepreneurial career, his 66-Day Experiments, and tips & advice for small business owners.

Episode 77 of The How of Business Podcast features Tony DiLorenzo.

Tony is an entrepreneur, coach, author and podcaster. 

In this episode we discuss Tony's entrepreneurial journey, productivity & time management techniques, being in business with his spouse, and other tips & advice for business and personal success.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Henry Lopez Featured on Spark!

Most people, including us here at Levante Business Group, have developed the habit of excessive complaining!

And yet, what does it help us achieve when we are constantly complaining? Does it make anything better? Does it solve the problem? Or, more likely, does it drain us and those around us of the positive energy we need to grow - both in life and in our small businesses?

Henry Lopez was recently a guest on a new podcast: Spark! 

Spark - Inspire Your Life Podcast is hosted by life coach Angela Wagner.

On the latest episode of Spark, Angela and Henry, along with Spark co-host Nicole, discuss the results of using a wrist band to help remind us when we are complaining. They chat about the challenges, unexpected benefits, and the results of taking on this Complaint Free Challenge.

Listen to the Spark Podcast here.


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

3 New Podcast Episodes!

This week we released three new episodes of The How of Business podcast:

Episode 73: Outsourcing to Grow Your Small Business with Ric Thompson


















Episode 74: Product Marketing for Small Business with Chris Deardorff














Episode 75: Extraordinary in Business & Life with Adele McLay

Friday, January 20, 2017

Achieving Profitable Growth in 2017


Do you have dreams of 2017 being a highly profitable year in your business? Could it be your best year yet?

The answer to these questions should be YES, and we want to help you achieve those goals.


What better way to start your journey to an amazing year in business than with access to FREE advice and inspiration from leading business experts from across the globe

The Business Growth Online Bootcamp (BGOB) will go live on January 30th and er would love you to participate. 

Henry Lopez, co-founder of Levante Business Group and co-host of The How of Business podcast, will be a featured presenter at this bootcamp on the topic of delivering Remarkable Customer Service

Hosted by Adèle McLay of Small Business Huge Success™, BGOB features interviews with over 35 business experts, all giving you fantastic advice on creating the business success you desire.  The topics covered broadly include: strategy, branding, marketing, sales, finance, leadership, management, customer service, and much more.

Henry Lopez was interviewed by Adèle as part of the event and he will share his top tips on delivering Remarkable Customer Experiences. 

The interviews will also give you:

  • Real ways to strategise your business to be more profitable
  • Tips on standing out and defining your personal brand as well as your company brand
  • Marketing and sales strategies to ensure you achieve your revenue growth goals
  • Advice on creating effective content for your digital channels
  • Solid financial best practice advice including accessing finance to grow, and what to think about ahead of selling your business
  • Ways to find profitable customers and new markets
  • Plus much, much more.

Adele McLay
Adèle is an entrepreneur, business expert, public speaker and author who is passionate about guiding business owners to achieve success. She is a fantastic interviewer and has put together a fascinating schedule of interviews with experts including:

Royston Guest – Business Growth Adviser
Julie Hutchison – Leadership Consultant
Dr Nick Marsh – Business Strategist
Phil Lewis – Marketing Guru
Lorraine Carter – Branding Expert
Rob Warlow – Business Finance Expert
Rob Goddard – Business Sales Expert
… and many others, and of course, me.

Never before have these business leaders come together to offer their advice and guidance for free, so now is your time to unlock a wealth of information to put you on the path to success.

From 30th January to 5th February, you will have access to this amazing wealth of knowledge and the best news is that access is completely FREE.  To participate in this event, click here and register your details. Here you will also find information on all the business experts taking part.

This is an opportunity you shouldn’t miss. Rarely do so many experts come together to offer their advice to the business world. We really enjoyed taking part and know you’ll enjoy listening to my colleagues and peers as they speak about their business experiences.

We look forward to ‘seeing’ you at the Bootcamp!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Start, Scale & Sell Your Business

Episode 72 of The How of Business podcast features Jason Swenk.

Jason is a serial entrepreneur and digital marketing expert. He currently offers consulting services to help his clients start, scale and sell their business.

Jason believe in focusing on a niche business segment or specialization to start and grow your small business.

Read more at the Show Notes Page

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The How of Business Podcast show is focused on helping you start, run and grow your small business. Co-Hosted by Henry Lopez and David Begin, we discuss small business topics and interview other entrepreneurs and professionals.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Buy vs. Build

When we think of starting our first small business, we usually only consider building it from scratch. Perhaps we may invest in a franchise, but either way it requires us starting a new location of the business - either physical or virtual.

What if instead you considered buying an existing business? One that already has revenues and customers and employees?

Ace Chapman, business owner, author and founder of  Ace Chapman Business Acquisition Consultants, believes that's exactly what you should do: buy an existing business instead of developing one yourself.

Ace joins us on Episode 71 of The How of Business podcast. He shares his interesting journey to entrepreneurship (although he calls himself a Deal Maker, not an entrepreneur), and why he believes buying an existing business is the best approach.

Read more at the Show Notes Page

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The How of Business Podcast show is focused on helping you start, run and grow your small business. Co-Hosted by Henry Lopez and David Begin, we discuss small business topics and interview other entrepreneurs and professionals.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Social Media Tips for Small Business

How much time and money do you spend on social media? Do I start on Facebook or Twitter? Do I need to be on all platforms as a small business?

These the questions that most small business owners and entrepreneurs struggle with on a continuous basis. And if we happen to get to a point where we think we have it figured out...the social media landscape and rules change!

 On Episode 70 (yes, we have released 70 episodes now!) of The How of Business Podcast, we had the opportunity to chat with Diana Mitchell

Diana is an entrepreneur, author and social media consultant. From English major in college to entrepreneur, she shares her story. She also shares insights, examples, tips and advice on social media for small businesses.

Find our more about this episode on the Show Notes page. 


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Entrepreneurship & Life Detoxing

In Episode 69 of The How of Business Podcast, we interview Drew Taddia, an entrepreneur, author, fitness expert & coach, and radio & podcast host. He shares enlightening stories from his entrepreneurial journey, including writing a book and launching his own nutritional supplement product, and tips & techniques to help you detoxify your life and improve your small business.

“We can have, do and be whatever we want in this life.”
Drew Taddia


Drew is the author of "Detoxify - A Lifestyle Detox to Find Your True Self".  He offers a FREE download of this great book here.





Friday, January 6, 2017

Henry Lopez Featured on MaturePreneurial Podcast

Henry Lopez, co-founder of Levante Business Group and co-host of The How of Business Podcast, is interviewed on the latest episode of the MaturePreneurial Podcast. [Listen Now]

In this episode, Henry answers questions about his background, how he became entrepreneur, some of the business successes and failures he has experience during his life, and other tips & advice for small business owners. 

The MaturePreneurial podcast is hosted and produced by Elaine Benoit. She interviews successful entrepreneurs to learn about their successes, their failures, and to get their advice on how best to start an entrepreneurial journey.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

David Begin Featured in Car Wash Magazine

David Begin, co-founder of Levante Business Group and co-host of The How of Business Podcast, is featured in the latest issue of Car Wash Magazine.

David was recently appointed President of the International Carwash Association (ICA). Read the Car Wash Magazine profile of David here


The latest issue of Car Wash Magazine also includes an interview of David on the topic of why he started a car wash business and his success in the industry. Read the full article here.









David has over 30 years of broad business experience, including successful careers in the information technology industry, sales, sales training, public sector, and business ownership. In addition to Levante Business Group, he is also currently the managing partner of Wild Blue Car Wash (a highly successful exterior express car wash with two locations in Colorado Springs, Colorado), and co-owner of iTopIt (a self-serve frozen yogurt restaurant in Colorado Springs). [full bio]

Monday, January 2, 2017

Publish, Promote & Profit from your Book

Episode 68 of The How of Business podcast is now available and features Rob Kosberg!

Rob is an entrepreneur, author, publisher, speaker and small business growth expert. 

Have you been thinking about writing a book? Are you always trying to find the time to get started, or are you perhaps struggling with how to even get started?

Rob Kosberg is the founder of Best Seller Publishing - they help their clients publish, promote and profit from their books. 

Publishing a book is a great way to share your personal story and knowledge. For business owners and entrepreneur, it's a highly effective way to establish yourself as an authority on a particular subject. 

In this episode of The How of Business, Rob shares his entrepreneurial story - from early success, to significant failures, and then re-establishing himself as a tremendously successful serial entrepreneur. He also share tips & advice for writing a publishing a book.

Read more at the Show Notes Page

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The How of Business Podcast show is focused on helping you start, run and grow your small business. Co-Hosted by Henry Lopez and David Begin, we discuss small business topics and interview other entrepreneurs and professionals.