Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Critical Thinking Skills

Episode 43
The How of Carwashing Podcast
Hosts: David Begin and Henry Lopez
Topic: Critical Thinking Skills

Developing Critical Thinking Skills to grow your car wash business with David Begin and Henry Lopez.

How to help your team develop better critical thinking skills to help you grow your car wash business. The discussion includes the root causes of why this skill is often underdeveloped, and specific tips and techniques - including the 3-2-1 technique - to help you and your staff develop and improve critical thinking skills.

This episode is sponsored by Hi-Performance Wash Systems - Car Wash Equipment Parts, Service and Supplies.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Killing Sacred Cows

Episode 182
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Garrett Gunderson
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Financial Myths

Killing Financial Sacred Cows with Garrett Gunderson. Garrett is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, and an expert on wealth building strategies for individuals and small business owners. 

Garrett is Founder and Chief Wealth Architect of Wealth Factory, and New York Times bestselling author of “Killing Sacred Cows: Overcoming the Financial Myths That Are Destroying Your Prosperity”. He has personally helped countless business owners create efficient wealth strategies that fit their unique strengths.

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.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Carwash Manager's Minute #6

Episode 6
Carwash Manager's Minute
Host: David Begin

Do you tend to focus on the 1% of things or situations that are negative at your wash? Do you easily lose sight of all that is going well at your car wash?

This is a common challenge for many wash operators and owners. As entrepreneurs and small business owners, most of us are also perfectionists

It's important to learn how to focus and appreciate the 99% of things that are probably going very well at your business. It takes effort, but with self-awareness and practice you can learn to see that your team and your wash are usually delivering a remarkable experience for 99% of your customers. And that's a great accomplishment!

In this episode David shares some simple tips that you can implement to help you improve in this area - the result is an increase in employee moral and in your happiness and enjoyment of being a successful car wash operator

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

3-Day MBA - Online Summit

Join us at the 2018 3-Day MBA Online Summit!
Scale your Small Business!

Looking for ways to scale your small business? We have an exciting online event that seeks to help you take a step forward to achieving your goals.
It’s called the 3-DAY MBA 2018 virtual summit.

Henry Lopez, Serial Entrepreneur and host of The How of Business Podcast,
will be one of the presenters at this event. 

Dates: April 17-19, 2018
Location: Online

Monday, March 19, 2018

Creative Entrepreneurship

Episode 181
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Summer Felix-Mulder
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Creative Entrepreneurship

Creativity & Entrepreneurship with Summer Felix. Summer is a serial entrepreneur, author, and founder of The Draw Shop.

She shares her journey and how to become an entrepreneur while also being a creative person. At her company The Draw Shop, attention-holding whiteboard videos are made for the world’s best minds and companies. She is also the host of her own podcast, "The Get Genius Podcast".

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

BraveHeart Business

Episode 42
The How of Carwashing Podcast
Guest: Randy Long
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Business Exit Planning

Business Exit planning and preparation with Randy Long. Randy is a small business owner, financial planner, attorney, consultant and author. He shares his life experiences and valuable insights on planning and preparing for your car wash business exit. 

Randy is CEO of Long Business Advisors, creator of the BraveHeart Planning Process and author of the book, “The BraveHeart Exit, 7 Steps to Creating Your Family Business Legacy”. His unique business perspective, built upon an extensive background of more than 30 years of experience in law and finance, enables him to help business owners build and transition or sell their business, allowing them to create a family business legacy.

This episode of The How of Carwashing podcast is sponsored by Hi-Performance Wash Systems

Monday, March 12, 2018

Stand Out & Get Noticed!

Episode 180
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Jesse Cole
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Stand Out & Get Noticed

Stand Out & Get Noticed to grow your small business with Jesse Cole. Jesse is the owner of two college summer baseball league teams, author, and an expert on standing out and getting noticed to grow your small business. 

Jesse is the owner of Fans First Entertainment, who owns and operates the Savannah Bananas and the Gastonia Grizzlies (college summer baseball league teams). Jesse and his teams have been featured on MSNBC, CNN, and multiple times on ESPN. Cole is an in-demand speaker and author of the newly released book “Find Your Yellow Tux- How to Be Successful by Standing Out”.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Commercial Leasing

Getting Small Business Owners the Best Space at the Best Terms. 

Before you select the site for your new business, and certainly before you sign your next commercial lease, get the advice you need to avoid significant issues and save money

Craig Melby, founder of Lease Smart, is an experienced commercial real estate expert. He helps his clients locate the best locations for their new small business, and helps them through the lease negotiation process. 

Craig has been a repeat guest on The How of Business podcast, and we are thankful that he has shared his latest appearance on our show on his own podcast: Listen Here.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Badass Your Brand

Episode 179
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Pia Silva
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Badass Your Brand

Branding without the BS to help small businesses grow with Pia Silva, an entrepreneur and author. Pia helps service business owners (but this episode is valuable for all small business owners) improve their branding to grow their business. 

Pia is an entrepreneur, speaker, author and badass! She is a partner and brand strategist at Worstofall Design where they build "Badass Brands without the BS”.

Pia is a Forbes contributor and author of "Badass Your Brand: The Impatient Entrepreneur’s Guide to Turning Expertise into Profit". She has blown minds at spots like the Million Dollar Women Summit and Goldman Sach's 10,000 Small Businesses and has been featured on MSNBC’s Your Business.