Episode 7 - Stop wishing and start making goals

This week, it's time to stop hoping for success and start making it happen. Successful people create goals and make things happen. You don't need to wait until January 1 to create goals. There is no better time to start than now!

In the News

SHA1 algorithm securing e-commerce and software could break by year's end

5 Ways to Get Customer Referrals

From The Mailbag

Melissa asked "I donate quite a bit of my business income and/or gift certificates for one hour of free coaching to various events as a sponsor. I have been told that this counts as "marketing" and not a donation. Is that correct?" Jeff and Kristin discuss the difference between a donation and a marketing expense and how those affect your small biz taxes.

Creating Meaningful Goals

Jeff and Kristin discuss why you need goals and how to create meaningful ones. Having written goals is the best day to achieve your dreams and grow your business. Stop wishing for growth and success. Put a plan together, put that plan into...

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Episode 6 - Stop allowing others to prioritize your schedule

In this episode, Jeff and Kristin discuss your schedule and how to stop others from controlling what you do or don't do.

In the News

The best WordPress cache programs and how to use them

Uber dealt another blow in labor ruling

From The Mailbag

We have received this question from many people so we decided to dedicate the entire episode to it. The question comes in many forms:

  • How do I create more time for my business?
  • How do I stop myself from interrupting my business time?
  • How do I prioritize my time?

Creating Boundaries in Your Schedule

In this episode, Jeff and Kristin discuss how to stop allowing others to prioritize your schedule. We discuss strategies for dealing with interruptions from family and friends, the phone, and email. It's time to take back control of your own schedule and stop blaming others for the fact that you don't have time to make your business a priority.

App of the Week

Nozbe Task Management Bonus: Toggl Time Tracking

Other mentions this week

Hostgator...

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Episode 5 - Determining requirements

In this episode, Jeff and Kristin discuss why it is important to determine your needs before making major business decisions.

In the News

How to create a strong password and remember it Reminder:

The last day to file your 2014 tax return is October 15!

From The Mailbag

Dave asked "Do I need to make estimated tax payments the first year I am in business?" Kristin answers this question by discussing the requirements for making estimated tax payments and the two step rule for avoiding penalties.

Determining Requirements

Jeff and Kristin discuss determining requirements when making purchases, hiring decisions, and other major business decisions in your business and why this process is so important.

App of the Week

LastPass Password Vault. Use this link to get a free 14 day trial of LastPass.

Other mentions this week

Aweber Email Marketing

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Episode 4 - Who is your ideal customer?

In this episode, Kristin and Jeff discuss why you need to know who your ideal customer is and tips for identifying your ideal customer.

In the News

Welcome to hell: Apple vs. Google vs. Facebook and the slow death of the web

The 5 worst cash-flow mistakes small business owners make

From The Mailbag

Carla asked about employees and subcontractors. Kristin tackles this question based off the IRS guidelines on employees and independent contractors.

IRS Form 8919 - used by subcontractors who should have been treated as employees.

Identifying your ideal customer

Jeff and Kristin discuss why you need to identify your ideal customer. We discuss the characteristics that should be included in the profile of your ideal customer. Once you have that information, we discuss how you can use that information to grow your business.

App of the Week

Gusto payroll services. Save $4 per month and $2 per employee for life by contacting Kristin by October 31, 2015.

Other mentions this week

Privacy Badger

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Episode 3 - Recovering your time

Time is a finite resource. In this episode, Kristin and Jeff discuss ways to make your time more productive and how to recover some of time.

In the news

10 Ways to Repurpose Your IT Investments Federal Reserve decision on interest rates was a "close call"

Question from the mailbag

Carla asked, "I just formed an LLC. When do I have to file my taxes? Aside from not having a separate business account, what is the next biggest mistake start ups make?" Kristin tackles this question regarding LLC's, estimated taxes, and the biggest mistakes she's seen.

Recovering your Time

Kristin and Jeff discuss ways to recover your time. See below for all the apps and services we mentioned during the show.

App of the week

Peapod. Use coupon code PPCJ15 through 9/30 to save $15 off your first order. Some exclusions apply. See site for details.

Other stuff we mentioned

Digital copiers loaded with secrets - From CBS Evening News

Kristin's master schedule

Nozbe Task Management

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Episode 2 - Why you need to own your platform

In this week's episode, we focus on why you need to own your platform and not rely on social media as the main way to build your business.

In the News

Apple Announces New Products 

Steve Jobs Says No To Stylist - Apple Announces the Pencil

Small Business Confidence Rises Slightly In August

Small Businesses Say Taxes Are Biggest Problem

From The Mailbag

Kristen asks about writing off a portion of a family trip if she talks about business. We discuss what the IRS says about personal travel.

Why a Platform You Own is So Important

We discuss a Facebook friend who lost access to his Facebook profile and why you need a home base and an email list.

App of the Week

AWeber email management

Tip of the Week

This week, Amy Latta discusses why self-care is so important and gives some tips for taking better care of yourself. Check out her website to sign up for her to sign up for her free Worth & Wellness Goal Tracker Pack.

Other mentions this week

Platform by Michael Hyatt

Pat...

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Episode 1 - Profit is a good thing

In this episode, Jeff and Kristin tackle a very common question asked by business owners: Should I spend all my profit to avoid taxes?

In the news

Amazon axes Fire Phone

IRS 2013 tax return data

Question from the mailbag: Profit

Holly asked us about profit and expenses. Should you spend all your revenue to avoid taxes? Kristin and Jeff answer this question by asking if you want to work for free.

App of the week

Wave Accounting

Tip of the Week

This week's tip is by Jen Moff. Jen discusses why you need to balance information consumption and getting things done. You can find Jen on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Other stuff we mentioned

Eventual Millionaire by Jaime Masters

7 Day Startup by Dan Morris

Jon Acuff, New York Times Bestselling author of Quitter, Start, and Do Over

Michael Hyatt, author of the New York Times Bestseller Platform

Dan Miller, author of the New York Times Bestseller 48 Days to the Work You Love

 

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Episode 0 - What is Small Biz Life

In this episode, Jeff and Kristin introduce themselves and discuss what we plan to do on the show.

More about Jeff and Kristin

Podcast Movement

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