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Up and to the Right is the no-nonsense small business podcast where we blend your passion with proven business principles and practical action. We cover things that matter to small business owners, startups, and people interested in becoming entrepreneurs. No buzzwords and no hyped-up trends.

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Up and to the Right Podcast Episodes

  • Small Business Priority | 4Get 2020 Time to Move On | Up and to the Right | Episode 058
    Small Business Priority | 4Get 2020 Time to Move On 2020 is finally over. There will be plenty of blogs, podcasts, articles and videos reviewing 2020 and predicting 2021. Not here… not today. As small business owners, we need to focus on what IS… NOW and figure out what needs to be done at this moment in ...
  • Starting Up a Small Business – What is a ‘Small Business’? | Up and to the Right | Episode 057
    Starting Up a Small Business | What is a ‘Small Business’? Do you own and operate a small business? How do you know? Have you ever considered what being a ‘small business’ actually means or have you been assuming that since you’re the owner (or co-owner) that, by definition, you’re a small business? What is the truth ...
  • Starting Up a Small Business – Small Business Regulations | Up and to the Right | Episode 056
    Starting Up a Small Business | Small Business Regulations You’ve come up with a great business idea. You’ve started your business and things are going great when out of the blue a great potential customer asks: “What’s your export control code?” Don’t know? You’re not alone and export control is just one of the seemingly endless regulations ...
  • Using the Power of Leverage in Business (in a good way) | Up and to the Right | Episode 055
    Using the Power of Leverage in Business | (in a good way) The power of leverage in business is often thought of as a negative. Something used to push someone else down in a negotiation or to artificially inflate value. These are the uses of leverage that we won’t be talking about here. We are going ...
  • What did Newton Know about Action in Small Business | Up and to the Right | Episode 054
    What did Newton Know about Action in Small Business | Newton’s 3rd Law I put a lot of effort into running and growing my business. I’m sure you do too! What do we get for that effort? I’m not talking about. the long-term effects of our actions resulting in new revenue or market growth. What reaction do we ...
  • Working ON Your Business With FLOW and Megan Denae Anderson | Up and to the Right | Episode 053
    Working ON Your Business With FLOW and Megan Denae Anderson | Up and to the Right | Episode 053 If you picked two words to describe entrepreneurship they would very likely be longly and busy. Really… REALLY busy! I can speak from personal experience that being a small business owner can leave you feeling alone as well ...
  • What did Newton Know about Making an Impact as a Small Business | Up and to the Right | Episode 052
    Making an Impact as a Small Business | Newton’s 2nd Law Everything we need to know about making an impact as a small business… Newton knew in 1686!? Really? Newton’s 2nd Law states that Force = Mass * Acceleration. How can understanding one of the fundamental laws of physics help us make an impact as a small business? Is ...
  • Small Business Communication & Newton’s 1st Law | Up and to the Right | Episode 051
    Small Business Communication | Newton’s 1st Law Everything we need to know about small business communication… Newton knew in 1686!? Really? An object at rest tends to stay at rest unless acted upon by an outside force. An object in motion tends to stay in motion in the same direction unless acted on by an outside force. If these ...
  • Consuming Content – Draining Content Creators Dry | Up and to the Right | Episode 050
    Consuming Content | Draining Content Creators Dry Consuming content has become a byword. We all want to learn and grow personally and professionally. To that end, we read or listen to books, watch videos, take online courses, and consume any number of other types of content. Have you ever stopped to consider whether or not the content ...
  • Small Business Startup Tips… You May Have Missed | Up and to the Right | Episode 049
    Small Business Startup Tips… You May Have Missed A small business startup can be overwhelming. So much so that many people choose not to and many of us who do start small businesses often miss a piece of the small business puzzle. In this episode, I’m going to share three things you need to do when you’re ...
  • When Should I Hire a Consultant? | Up and to the Right | Episode 048
    When Should I Hire a Consultant? Hiring a consultant is bringing an ‘outsider’ into your business and can be an intensely personal experience. What’s in this episode for you?! When should you hire a consultant? We’ll talk about hiring consultants in small businesses and my own 2020 adventure in bringing help into my own business. There are 3 consultants every ...
  • Jeff Allen Owner of Allen Service, Plumbing, Heating, and Air
    Jeff Allen Owner of Allen Service, Plumbing, Heating, and Air Allen Service, Plumbing, Heating & Air has been a part of the Northern Colorado business landscape for 59 years. In my interview with business owner Jeff Allen, of Allen Service, he shares his decades of small business experience on: Operating as an ‘essential business’ Employee safety and COVID-19 Zero contact ...
  • How Small Business Owners Manage Crisis
    Listen & Download Show Notes: How Small Business Owners Manage Crisis Being a small business owner is challenging in the best of times. During periods of economic uncertainty the challenge of how small business owners manage crisis becomes more difficult. In 2020 we’re faced with those economic concerns but they are combined with a serious global pandemic ...
  • Practical Profit in Small Business | Up and to the Right | Episode 047
    Listen & Download Show Notes Profit is often heard as a four letter word. As small business owners that want to offer products and services that create a lasting and positive impact in the lives of our customers as well as our own… we have to get comfortable with profit. Profit is not something you take from your ...
  • Cash Management Principles for Small Business | Up and to the Right | Episode 046
    Listen & Download Show Notes You’ve heard that statistic that 50 percent of companies go out of business within five years… well an article by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) 82% of those failures can be attributed to cash. The role of cash in business is often underestimated and misunderstood. Let’s get liquid! Reminder: What is a Business ...
  • Adding Value As A Small Business | Up And To The Right | Episode 045
      The competitive landscape is becoming increasingly complicated in our world. Small business owners often find themselves competing with big-box stores and online retailers that can run much more advertising, negotiate lower costs for their goods, and have more stores of cash to weather difficult economic times. It’s more important than ever that we understand not ...
  • Practical Communication For Small Business | Up And To The Right | Episode 044
      Communication is so foundational that it’s almost a bit trite to specifically call it as a business principle. However, we leave a lot of communication unintentional, which is unfortunate because we should be using it to effectively transmit our intended message to our intended recipient and have them understand it the way that we meant. ...
  • Planning For Small Business Success | Up And To The Right | Episode 043
      There are two extremes that small business owners can fall into when it comes to business planning: under-planning and over-planning. The first one leads you astray while the other one slows you down. How do you strike a balance in planning so that it really benefits your business? Stephen Krausse recognizes the critical importance of ...
  • Practical Vision In Small Business | Up And To The Right | Episode 042
      What is your vision statement? Do you even have one? As a small business owner, you may be one of those who think that vision statements are applicable only for big businesses. When we hear the word “vision” what usually comes to mind is a self-aggrandizing statement hung on some corporate office wall. Stephen Krausse ...
  • Principles Of Small Business Success | Up And To The Right | Episode 041
    What are the foundational things that small businesses need to pay attention to in order to succeed? In this episode, Stephen Krausse explains the business principles that are universally applicable to all small businesses. By homing in to the exact definition of the word “principle,” Stephen came up with the six major principles of small ...
  • Plan It Like It’s Software | Up And To The Right | Episode 040
      What does it take to run a small business? Don’t let the word “small” fool you – running a business, any business, regardless of product or service, needs a lot of business planning. If you are just starting, you may not be worrying yet about things such as the legal framework, accounting structure, finance, HR, ...
  • Wow… That Was Lucky! | Up And To The Right | Episode 039
      What does luck mean in business? For many business owners, luck is some external, amorphous force that is outside our control. Is luck something that we should take into consideration in our business? Should we even use the word “luck” at all? In this episode, Stephen Krausse demystifies the concept of luck in business and ...
  • Finding Business Wisdom Where the Wise Conflict | Up and to the Right | Episode 038
      If you’re a voracious reader of business books, you might have noticed that much of the business wisdom in those sources (and there’s a lot of it) is in conflict with each other. Oftentimes, it leaves you scratching your head, trying to figure out how to reconcile one piece of business wisdom with another. How ...
  • Getting The Most Out Of The Video Gear You Already Have | Up And To The Right | Episode 037
      In our current situation with the pandemic and social distancing, video is becoming more essential, and video conferencing plays a larger role in how we interact going forward as a business. In the second of a two-part series, Stephen Krausse discusses how we can get the best results from the video gear that we already ...
  • Getting Value Out Of Zoom And Video Conferencing | Up And To The Right | Episode 036
      In our current situation where social distancing is encouraged, we’re always looking for tools that would help us continue to communicate and do business virtually. One tool that has grabbed the market is Zoom, a video conferencing platform. In this first of a two-part series, Stephen Krausse discusses how we can get value out of ...
  • Let’s Build A Revenue Stream | Up And To The Right | Episode 035
      Any disruption in the economy will show weaknesses or vulnerabilities in our business, whether it’s an expense structure that’s unsustainable or too few revenue streams or narrow sales channels. Today, Stephen Krausse talks about how we can take care of ourselves in terms of revenue streams. Whatever crisis or disruption we may currently face, you ...
  • Sometimes… You Just Grind | Up And To The Right | Episode 034
    No matter how much you plan for your days, there are times when you feel like you’re not getting a whole lot done. You know you should be doing something, but you feel unproductive, low vibration, and that you’ve wasted time. When this happens, you just have to do the grind and put energy into ...
  • Bridging Crisis: Getting ‘There’ From ‘Here’ | Up And To The Right | Episode 033
    As small business owners, understanding how to manage crisis and how to deal with that is important. We have to understand what we can do to get our businesses through a particular crisis or disruption, whatever it is. On today’s show, Stephen Krausse takes a look at how we can bridge a crisis as a small ...
  • Does Your Small Business Really Need To Grow? | Up And To The Right | Episode 032
      We like to think about growth as a positive thing. We get this idea in our heads that we have to grow. We set our sights on some arbitrary target and do what we’re supposed to do. However, growth also comes with a certain amount of risk. On today’s podcast, Stephen Krausse talks about what ...
  • Scaling Benefits For Your Small Business | Up And To The Right | Episode 031
      One of the best ways to show your team or coworkers that you’re committed to them are benefit packages. But how can small businesses and startups compete with established companies when it comes to benefit packages? On today’s podcast, Stephen Krausse goes through and talks about benefit packages, sharing some examples of how and why ...
  • Open Book Management | Up and to the Right | Episode 030
    Listen & Download Show Notes Open Book Management shares financial information with employees with the expectation that they use that information to feel confident that the owner trusts them and that they can see where the company is spending money and how they might be able to help. Let’s get open… or maybe not? For more detailed information listen ...
  • What’s in My Business Bag | Up and to the Right | Episode 029
    Listen & Download Show Notes Productive mobility allows us to add value to our businesses when we aren’t in the office. This gives us the freedom to work from a wider variety of locations improving our quality of life. But how do we make the most of this time? I’ve been using this kind of mobility for ...
  • Export Control for Small Business | Up and to the Right | Episode 028
    Listen & Download Show Notes At Beyond 50 Percent we currently do geographically narrow sales and marketing and no export occurs. At my pulsed power company, Directed Energy, it’s a different story. Our products are classified as EAR99 which generally means that no license is required for export. Due to the nature of our products and the ...
  • Good Policy Bad Policy | Up and to the Right | Episode 027
    Listen & Download Show Notes I’m on a mission to stop structured ineptitude this week and I have my sights on policies! It makes me crazy when I get on the phone, chat, personal conversation or email exchange that results in the customer support person on the other end is basically hogtied so they can’t actually assist ...
  • Moving Your Business | Up and to the Right | Episode 026
    Listen & Download Show Notes Well the 2nd Livestream went great… except that I streamed it on the wrong Youtube channel! Noob mistake #1. I also forgot to record the audio separately so I had to rip it from the stream. It worked but not quite the quality I shoot for. In this livestream/episode I wanted to talk ...
  • Getting Value Out of a Business Model | Up and to the Right | Episode 025
    Listen & Download Show Notes Welcome to the recording of my first livestream! There were a few hiccups in the beginning but we got through it! In this livestream/episode I continue the discussion from the last episode (audio only sorry) of Up and to the Right when we talked about the definition of a business model. This time ...
  • What is a Business Model? | Up and to the Right | Episode 024
    Listen & Download Show Notes It’s time to roll up our sleeves and get to work with another episode of the Up and to the Right Podcast. Have you ever tried to explain how your business makes money? At first it might seem like a silly question.  But let’s take a closer look and see if we can ...
  • Money Doesn’t Mix | Up and to the Right | Episode 023
    Listen & Download Show Notes Let’s see… A little something from our personal account… A little from our business account… Let’s just give it a little mix here… What could possibly go wrong right? Hi, I’m Stephen Krausse with Beyond 50 Percent and it’s time to roll up our sleeves and get to work with another episode of the Up and to ...
  • 4 Acquisitions 4 Lessons | Up and to the Right | Episode 022
    Listen & Download Show Notes M&A or mergers & acquisitions might not be on the tip of your tongue as a small business owner but as we plan for retirement or other transitions, acquisition begins to find its way into our world. Hi, I’m Stephen Krausse with Beyond 50 Percent and it’s time to roll up our sleeves ...
  • Plancrastination… 1st Cousin of Analysis Paralysis | Up and to the Right | Episode 021
    Video Intro Listen & Download Show Notes On February 13, 2017 I published Episode 13 of Up and to the Right… I should have known that the 13th episode published on the 13th day of the month was a bad omen. Anyway, after Episode 13 I started planning… and stopped producing… …and it took over a year for me to get ...
  • Organizing for Practical Humans | Up and to the Right | Episode 020
    Video Intro Listen & Download Show Notes I have three places I really push organization my electronic files my backpack my office/podcast production desk I could do better but these are my major work areas so while I have piles of office supplies or old records that could definitely use a good purge… they don’t effect my day to day work. In episode ...
  • See the Problem, Hear the Customer, Speak Only Thoughtfulness | Up and to the Right | Episode 019
    Video Intro Listen & Download Show Notes Do you have customer service skeletons in your closet? Does the skeleton of your patronage linger in the closet of a business that just plain blew it? For me, sadly… both are true. Episode 019 of Up and to the Right we’ll take a look at some moldering bones in my own ...
  • Windows 10 is Great – Still Using a Mac | Up and to the Right | Episode 018
    Video Intro Listen & Download Show Notes If you put all the clever marketing campaigns aside does it really matter if you’re Mac or Windows? Episode 018 of Up and to the Right is about my journey from Windows to Mac; how and why it matters to business owners and what you need to think about when it comes ...
  • Social Media Channel Surfing | Up and to the Right | Episode 017
    Video Intro Listen & Download Show Notes Do you use social media to promote your product, service or business? Did you know that there or over 300 social media websites and that number is growing?! Whether your a social media luddite like yours truly… or a social media maven there’s simply no ignoring the power and impact of social ...
  • Should My Pricing be on My Website? | Up and to the Right | Episode 016
    Video Intro Listen & Download Show Notes It’s unanimous… according to article after article service providers should have pricing listed on their websites. Funny thing though… if you start looking at many professional service provider’s websites there is a distinct lack of transparent public pricing. In episode 16 of Up and to the Right we’ll explore this apparent conflict ...
  • Recycling the 4 P’s for the New Small Business Economy | Up and to the Right | Episode 015
    Video Intro Listen & Download Show Notes About 58 years ago Edmund Jerome McCarthy introduced us to the ‘four P’s of marketing’. It could be argued that a lot has changed since then. In this episode of Up and to the Right we’ll adapt this easy to remember marketing tool to our modern market. It’s within your reach achieve your ...
  • 5 Moleskine Management Hack | Up and to the Right | Episode 014
    Video Intro Listen & Download Show Notes Have you ever heard someone talk about running their business by ‘keeping all the balls in the air’? Now I can’t juggle… but I can certainly relate to the feeling that running a business can seem like a circus! So, how can one person keep “all the balls in the air”? ...
  • Up and to the Right | 2017 Episode 04 | Three Kinds of Work
      How do you measure the importance of the work that you do in your small business? Sometimes I value the work I do by its impact on revenue; sometimes I value it based on how much I am interested in that particular activity and sometimes I value an activity by how long it can occupy ...
  • Up and to the Right | 2017 Episode 03 | Operating Profit Drives Expense
    One of the most common reasons for small business failure is problems with cash flow (not having the cash you need to operate your business when you need it). Looking at this another way… by learning when to incur expenses you can turn this risk for other small businesses into an asset for your own. The ...
  • Up and to the Right | 2017 Episode 02 | Hiring for Small Business
    Hiring can be rewarding when you’ve found just the right person with the right skills and experience that will fit perfectly into the culture of your business. It’s a big commitment though… for both of you. As a business owner, there are a few strategies you can use that will increase the chances that your ...
  • Up and to the Right | 2017 Episode 01 | Outsourcing for Small Business
    It’s true. We all need help. Whether it’s seasonal sales cycles, end of year accounting or a full time staff position… there’s always more to do that hours in the day. How do you decide what help you need, how to prioritize getting it and finally who you gonna call? In this episode our focus ...
  • Up and to the Right | 2016 Week 51 | What’s in an Email Domain?
    Still using @gmail, @aol, @yahoo or another generic email for your small business? Does it matter? In the 2016 Week 51 episode of Up and to the Right we’re going to go over why using this seemingly economic choice for small business owners may actually be costing you more than you think. We’ll also talk about how easy ...
  • Up and to the Right | 2016 Week 50 | The Secret Life of Ratios
      What are Financial Ratios? Can they be used to run a small business or are they only for big companies and stock traders? In the 2016 Week 50 episode of Up and to the Right we’ll learn the Secret Life of Ratios and how they can be used to operate and improve your small business. The tool ...
  • Up and to the Right | 2016 Week 49 | Statement of Cash Flows
    Cash is king as they say and the Statement of Cash Flows is a key report that bridges the gap between the Balance Sheet and the Income statement. In this episode of Up and to the Right I’ll discuss how to get the most out of the Statement of Cash Flows without investing hours of time or ...
  • Up and to the Right | 2016 Week 48 | Effortless Income Statements
    The Income Statement (or Profit & Loss Statement as it is also known) is probably the most widely used and reviewed financial report. There are good reasons for this and, while the Income Statement can’t entirely describe the health of your small business, it can provide valuable insight into critical areas that can make a ...
  • Up and to the Right | 2016 Week 47 | Balance Sheet Basics
    Balance Sheet Basics How often do you review the three standard accounting reports for your business. Accounting gets a bad rap but the reports that they generate are the first place to go to find measured results that you can use to improve your business. The Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Statement of Cash Flows can ...
  • Up and to the Right | 2016 Week 46 | Working Across Platforms
    Working Across Platforms Listen & Download Resources Worksheet Tool of the Trade Example Cross Platform App: Evernote Evernote is available for MacOS, iOS, Android and Windows Get it for MacOS Evernote ToDoIst Get it for iOS Evernote ToDoIst Reading Room Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill (Audible Version) and the dead tree version here. Get it on iBooks Show Notes Are you a Windows or Mac? ...
  • Up and to the Right | 2016 Week 45 | Backups on a Budget
    Backups on a Budget Listen & Download Resources Worksheet Tool of the Trade Online Backup Solution: Crashplan Crashplan is available for MacOS, iOS, Android, Windows and Linux Get it for MacOS Genius Scan + Reading Room The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business – Charles Duhigg (Audible Version) and the dead tree version here. Get it on iBooks Show Notes Have you ...
  • Up and to the Right | 2016 Week 44 | Being a Choosey Tool User
    Being a Choosey Tool User Listen & Download Resources Worksheet Tool of the Trade Low Tech: Dash Plus – Patrick Honer High Tech: Nozbe Get it on iTunes Reading Room Eat That Frog – Brian Tracy (Audible Version) and the dead tree version here. Get it on iBooks Just Because Swingline Series 747 Stapler – Why? For my money – the best staplers ever plus #officespacemovie. Show ...
  • Up and to the Right | 2016 Week 43 | Re-introducing Up and to the Right
    Re-Introducing Up and to the Right Listen & Download Resources Tool of the Trade Moleskine Reading Room The Art of the Start 2.0 by Guy Kawasaki (Audible) Or get it on iBooks Show Notes Well, I tried something out that didn’t work very well. I originally thought it would be helpful for Up and to the Right to support a month long ‘mini course’ for ...
Small Business Priority | 4Get 2020 Time to Move On | Up and to the Right | Episode 058

Small Business Priority | 4Get 2020 Time to Move On | Up and to the Right | Episode 058

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Small Business Priority | 4Get 2020 Time to Move On 2020 is finally over. There will be plenty of blogs, podcasts, articles and videos reviewing 2020 and predicting 2021. Not here… not today. As small business owners, we need to focus on what IS… NOW and figure out what needs to be done at this moment in time to move our business forward. Your time is a limited resource. How do you know what to work on? I’m going to throw out a quick way to think about what matters to you now and some tips to keep it at the top of mind. Let’s get… focused! You’ll find highlights below. Watch the livestream recording or listen to the podcast version on your favorite podcatcher for all the details!

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Starting Up a Small Business – What is a ‘Small Business’? | Up and to the Right | Episode 057

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Starting Up a Small Business | What is a ‘Small Business’? Do you own and operate a small business? How do you know? Have you ever considered what being a ‘small business’ actually means or have you been assuming that since you’re the owner (or co-owner) that, by definition, you’re a small business? What is the truth about how small business is defined and how do you find it? That’s exactly what we’re going to get into! Let’s get… defined! You’ll find highlights below. Watch the livestream recording or listen to the podcast version on your favorite podcatcher for all the details!

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Starting Up a Small Business – Small Business Regulations | Up and to the Right | Episode 056

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Starting Up a Small Business | Small Business Regulations You’ve come up with a great business idea. You’ve started your business and things are going great when out of the blue a great potential customer asks: “What’s your export control code?” Don’t know? You’re not alone and export control is just one of the seemingly endless regulations that may (or may not) apply to your small business. Let’s get… regulated! You’ll find highlights below. Watch the livestream recording or listen to the podcast version on your favorite podcatcher for all the details!

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Using the Power of Leverage in Business (in a good way) | Up and to the Right | Episode 055

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Using the Power of Leverage in Business | (in a good way) The power of leverage in business is often thought of as a negative. Something used to push someone else down in a negotiation or to artificially inflate value. These are the uses of leverage that we won’t be talking about here. We are going to talk about the necessity of leverage and why understanding it and, in fact, embracing it is elemental to creating, operating, and sustaining a valuable business. Let’s get… leveraged! You’ll find highlights below. Watch the livestream recording or listen to the podcast version on your favorite podcatcher for all the details!

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What did Newton Know about Action in Small Business | Up and to the Right | Episode 054

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What did Newton Know about Action in Small Business | Newton’s 3rd Law I put a lot of effort into running and growing my business. I’m sure you do too! What do we get for that effort? I’m not talking about. the long-term effects of our actions resulting in new revenue or market growth. What reaction do we expect from this particular action? Let’s get… mechanical! You’ll find highlights below. Watch the livestream recording or listen to the podcast version on your favorite podcatcher for all the details!

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Working ON Your Business With FLOW and Megan Denae Anderson | Up and to the Right | Episode 053

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Working ON Your Business With FLOW and Megan Denae Anderson | Up and to the Right | Episode 053 If you picked two words to describe entrepreneurship they would very likely be longly and busy. Really… REALLY busy! I can speak from personal experience that being a small business owner can leave you feeling alone as well as fill your time with a stream of seemingly critical tasks. How can entrepreneurs like you find kindred spirits that share common experience AND get the opportunity to work ON your business by accomplishing focused work? Let’s get… into the FLOW! You’ll find highlights below. Watch the livestream recording or listen to the podcast version on your favorite podcatcher for all the details!

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What did Newton Know about Making an Impact as a Small Business | Up and to the Right | Episode 052

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Making an Impact as a Small Business | Newton’s 2nd Law Everything we need to know about making an impact as a small business… Newton knew in 1686!? Really? Newton’s 2nd Law states that Force = Mass * Acceleration. How can understanding one of the fundamental laws of physics help us make an impact as a small business? Is changing the world as easy as Force = Mass * Acceleration? Well yes… and no. Let’s rewrite that a bit. Mass = Resources Acceleration = Momentum Force = Impact How about: Impact = Resources * Momentum? You get the idea. There are advantages to thinking about business from the perspective of physics. Let’s get… mechanical! You’ll find highlights below. Watch the livestream recording or listen to the podcast version on your favorite podcatcher for all the details!

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Small Business Communication & Newton’s 1st Law | Up and to the Right | Episode 051

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Small Business Communication | Newton’s 1st Law Everything we need to know about small business communication… Newton knew in 1686!? Really? An object at rest tends to stay at rest unless acted upon by an outside force. An object in motion tends to stay in motion in the same direction unless acted on by an outside force. If these trends sound familiar … A customer who is happy tends to stay a customer unless there’s a sale at a competitor. A rock star employee tends to stay a rock star unless we eliminate performance bonuses. You get the idea. There are advantages to thinking about business from the perspective of physics. Let’s get… mechanical! You’ll find highlights below. Watch the livestream recording or listen to the podcast version on your favorite podcatcher for all the details!

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Consuming Content – Draining Content Creators Dry | Up and to the Right | Episode 050

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Consuming Content | Draining Content Creators Dry Consuming content has become a byword. We all want to learn and grow personally and professionally. To that end, we read or listen to books, watch videos, take online courses, and consume any number of other types of content. Have you ever stopped to consider whether or not the content you’ve consumed has actually generated a beneficial transformation in your business? How do we get the most benefit from the information we read, watch, or listen to? How do we drain these content creators dry? Let’s get… draining! You’ll find highlights below. Watch the livestream recording or listen to the podcast version on your favorite podcatcher for all the details!

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Small Business Startup Tips… You May Have Missed | Up and to the Right | Episode 049

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Small Business Startup Tips… You May Have Missed A small business startup can be overwhelming. So much so that many people choose not to and many of us who do start small businesses often miss a piece of the small business puzzle. In this episode, I’m going to share three things you need to do when you’re starting your business that might not be on your list… yet! Let’s get… started! You’ll find highlights below. Watch the livestream recording or listen to the podcast version on your favorite podcatcher for all the details!