Monday, July 31, 2017

New Podcast Episodes

Episode 135
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Peter Vekselman
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Growing a Small Business

In this episode we interview Peter Vekselman, an entrepreneur, real estate investor and business coach. He shares his background, and valuable insights on how to grow a successful small business.


Episode 136
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Jennifer Martin
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Working ON Your Business

In this episode we interview Jennifer Martin, an entrepreneur, business coach, speaker and author. She shares her journey, including her time working for large corporations, to building a successful coaching business.
A critical part of building a sustainable and successful business, and becoming an entrepreneur, is implementing repeatable systems that free you up from the day-to-day activities. This is the concept, popularized by Michael Gerber in his book "The E-Myth", or working ON your business not just IN your business. 


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Carwash Podcast Episode - Hiring Part 3

The latest in a series of episodes on the topic of hiring new employees for your car wash is now available: Hiring Part 3 - On-Boarding New Carwash Employees:

Episode 23
The How of Carwashing Podcast
Hosts: David Begin & Henry Lopez
Topic: On-Boarding New Carwash Employees

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 On-Boarding part of the hiring process – from what happens to the first day the new employee shows up at the wash site, to the proper and legal documentation. Having a thorough and systematic process results in better employees, reduced employee turnover, and the ability to deliver remarkable customer service.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Latest Podcast Episodes

Three more episodes of The How of Business podcast released this week...helping you start, run and grow your small business. 

Episode 133
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Jamie Jay
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Small Business & Online Marketing

In this episode we interview Jaime Jay, an entrepreneur, podcaster, website developer, and marketer. He shares his interesting journey, his insights on starting and growing a small business, and tips & advice for marketing your business online.
Episode 132
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Steven Floyd
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Tax Strategies

In this episode we interview Steven Floyd, a business owner, tax expert, author, and Certified Tax Coach. He shares his background, and provides practical tips & advice on tax planning for small business owners.


Episode 134
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Kevin Nevels
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Community Involvement

In this episode we interview Kevin Nevels, a small business owner, a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, a Taekwondo Certified Instructor, and the founder of Coppell Martial Arts and Taekwondo Training Center in Coppell, Texas. He shares his journey to becoming his own boss, and how his involvement and support of the local community has helped him grow his business.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Entrepreneur Magazine's Top New Franchises of 2017










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Entrepreneur Magazine's Top New Franchises of 2017
New franchise owners have the chance to take advantage of the next big thing.
By Tracy Stapp Herold

Top 20:
  1. Mosquito Joe
  2. Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza
  3. uBreakiFix
  4. Office Evolution
  5. Amada Senior Care
  6. My Salon Suite/Salon Plaza
  7. Realty One Group
  8. Apex Fun Run
  9. iLoveKickboxing
  10. Nekter Juice Bar Inc.
  11. Executive Home Care
  12. velofix Group of Companies
  13. Rock & Brews Franchising LLC
  14. Amazing Lash Studio
  15. The Flying Locksmiths
  16. Go Mini's Franchising LLC
  17. Club Pilates
  18. Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers
  19. Digital Doc
  20. Super Green Solution
See the rest of the complete article and list here.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Ideation

Latest episode of The How of Business podcast:

Episode 131
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Mike Stemple
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Ideation

In this episode we interview Mike Stemple, a serial entrepreneur, artist, and ideation coach and consultant. He shares his fascinating story of overcoming personal handicaps and challenges to become a highly successful serial entrepreneur, and his insights on creating and developing ideas.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

New Podcast Episodes

Two new episodes of The How of Business podcast to help you start and grow your small business:

Episode 129
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Roy Austin
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Starting & Growing Your Small Business

In this episode we interview Roy Austin, a business owner, trainer, speaker, and author. He coaches clients to improve profits, manage risk, and prepare for the future. He also shares his diverse background and transition from the corporate world to becoming his own boss.

Episode 130
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: John Kolm
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Team Productivity

In this episode we interview John Kolm, a business owner, team productivity expert and author. He shares his journey from intelligence officer to business owner, and tips and advice on improving team productivity in your small business.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Product Pricing

One of the biggest challenges for small businesses and start-ups involves the pricing of your product or service. Here is an interesting (short) article on the subject worth reading...

Are You Pricing Your Product Too Low? Probably. Here's why: https://www.inc.com/scott-maxwell/solving-the-startup-pricing-dilemma.html?cid=email

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Carwash Chemical Delivery

Want to learn more about carwash chemicals and car washing chemical delivery systems? Listen to the latest episode of The How of Carwashing podcast with our guest Kenneth Peebles. Kenneth is the Midwest Tunnel Manager for Blendco Systems.

Episode 22
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Kenneth Peebles
Host: David Begin
Topic: Chemical Delivery

In this episode we interview Kenneth Peebles, a carwash industry veteran and currently the Midwest Tunnel Manager for Blendco Systems. He shares his background in the carwash business, and his insights and actionable tips for managing your chemicals and chemical delivery systems.

Monday, July 10, 2017

New Podcast Episodes

Today we released three new episodes of The How of Business podcast show, a free on-demand audio show dedicated to helping you start, run and grow your small business.

Episode 126
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Craig Cody
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Tax Planning

In this episode we interview Craig Cody, a former New York City Police Lieutenant and currently a Certified Tax Coach and founder of Craig Cody & Company. Craig shares his journey from a law enforcement career to his current CPA practice.
Episode 127
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Todd Tresidder
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Building Wealth

In this episode we interview Todd Tresidder, a serial entrepreneur, financial coach and educator, author and podcaster. He shares his entrepreneurial background and his insights on building wealth for small business owners.
Episode 128
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Milo Shapiro
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Public Speaking

In this episode we interview Milo Shapiro, an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, speaking coach & consultant, and author. He shares his personal journey, including an initial career in information technology, then pursuing his passion for using improvisation to improve team work, and helping his clients improve their public speaking skills.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Grow Your Small Business

Episode 125
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Gina Catalano
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Growing Your Small Business

Gina is a business owner, consultant, strategic business coach, and author. She is the President of Venture Solutions, and a Certified Value Builder™ Advisor.

She specializes in helping small business owners transition their company to ensure they have both the business and life they deserve, and she helps owners and CEOs to grow the value of their businesses.
Gina is the author of “Tandem Leadership: How Your #2 Can Make You #1“.