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. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Self-Managed Small Business

I was fortunate to be back on Joan Sotkin's The Prosperity Show podcast. We chatted about what's involved with creating a self-managed small business

Joan has a unique, holistic approach to prosperity. We always have insightful conversations about the combination of business and personal mindset.  

Monday, August 20, 2018

Cyber Security for Small Business

Episode 202
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Adam Anderson
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Cyber Security

Protecting your small business from cyber crime with Adam Anderson. 
Adam is an entrepreneur, consultant, author, trainer and cyber security expert. He shares his background, from dropping out of college to launching his own business. He also shares extremely valuable tips & advice on how to avoid cyber crime in our small business. Adam’s previous books "Small Business Cyber Security" and "Built to Survive" have helped to position him as the leading expert in the field. His new book, "The Monster Within" takes that knowledge to the next level, helping businesses around the world combat cyber crime.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

On-Line Messaging with Nicole Holland

Episode 201
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Nicole Holland
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: On-Line Messaging

Entrepreneurial journey & On-Line Messaging insights with Nicole Holland. Nicole is an entrepreneur, on-line marketing expert, and recognized authority on podcast guesting. She shares her unique and challenging journey, from dropping out of high school and quitting her correctional officer job, to becoming a popular podcaster. She also shares tips & advice on how to develop effective messaging online for your small business.

This episode of The How of Business podcast is sponsored by Oostas. 

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

200 Podcast Episodes!

This week we released the 200th episode of The How of Business podcast - the show that helps you start, run and grow a small business. 

Our podcast show has featured almost 200 successful business owners and entrepreneurs, and we have also covered a full range of topics related to launching and running a small business.

You can listen to The How of Business podcast on iTunes (Apple Podcasts), Stitcher (for Android devices) and at our website.

From how to start a small business, to how to grow a small business and become an entrepreneur, we've got an episode for that!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Remarkable Experience

Episode 52
The How of Carwashing Podcast
Hosts: David Begin & Henry Lopez
Topic: Remarkable Experience

David shares his recent remarkable experience attending the Masters Golf Tournament

David and Henry chat about the experience and how we can apply some of the observations to our small businesses. How do we deliver remarkable experiences for our car wash customers? 

This episode of The How of Carwashing podcast is sponsored by Focused Car Wash Solutions

Monday, August 6, 2018

Fixing vs. Solving Problems

Episode 200
The How of Business Podcast
Hosts: Henry Lopez & David Begin
Topic: Fixing vs. Solving

Fixing vs. Solving small business problems, with hosts David Begin and Henry Lopez. Henry & David discuss the topic of fixing versus solving problems that arise every day in our small businesses. 

Fixing usually deals with just the symptoms of a deeper and larger problem within your small business. The approach of looking for the source problem applies to many aspects of our business, from physical equipment to the people on our teams. Sometimes just fixing something is acceptable, but often we tend to avoid identifying and addressing the root problem because of time and money. Helping your team learn how to solve versus fix is also a challenge.