We can't believe it's been 100 episodes and almost two years since we started Small Biz Life. In this episode, Jeff and Kristin reflect on where they were on episode 1 and where they are today.
A lot has changed since we launched the show on September 15, 2015. Join us as we discuss what we've learned and how our lives have changed.
We spend a lot of time trying to simplify our businesses, but how often do you think about simplifying your life? In this episode, we discuss tips for simplifying your life.
Are you displaying gratitude in your life? Do you take time each day to reflect on the things you are grateful for? In this episode, we discuss why gratitude is important and how you can show more of it in your daily life.
We want you to know how grateful we are that you listen to this show and share it with others. We also want to give a special thank you to the members of our Facebook group, who keep us motivated to push forward. You are amazing!
In this episode, we discuss the value of mastermind groups, how to get your own group started, and how to run them. We are huge fans of mastermind groups, and believe they are one of the most important tools to have in your tool box. We also discuss accountability partners.
Accountability partners are best when you are trying to achieve a particular goal, like getting up early or getting particular tasks done. Just remember that as an accountability partner, you are not just accountable for yourself, you are also accountable for the person who is your partner. When you are first starting out, or if you have a lot on your plate, this might not be a good option for you. This is why we are big fans of mastermind groups. The accountability portion is spread out among the members of the group, so there is less pressure on each individual member of the group.
A mastermind group is like a board of directors for your small business. The...
In this episode, we discuss getting ready to step away from your business to take a vacation. It may seem impossible, but really it is not. We all need to step away from our businesses to take a break. we discuss things you can do before you leave so that you can enjoy your vacation.
Have you ever had those days when you just don't think you can keep going? Days when you wonder if you should keep going? We all have those days. In this episode, we talk about what to do when you are having a day (or week) like that.
In this episode, we discuss various ways to find networking opportunities and how to work those opportunities to grow your business.
Are you are local, regional, or national business? This will help determine the type of networking you want to do. Even if you are a national business, it is important to do local networking. This will allow you to built trust, practice your messaging, and generate testimonials.
Is your ideal customer a consumer or a business? Knowing if you are business-to-consumer (B2C) or business-to-business (B2B) type company will help you generate a networking plan that works best for your business. If you haven't listened to our episode on identifying your ideal customer, you can find it here.
This is how I built my business. Chambers are great for B2B because most of the people there are business owners. Other members are executives at larger businesses....
In this episode, Jeff and Kristin discuss fear, how it can hold you back, the excuses you make because of it, and how to get past it to move your business forward.
Jeff and Kristin have a very frank discussion about fear and you get some history on how we got where we are today. We discuss our own fears and how we have been able to work through those fears. We also give you tips on how you can battle your fears.
If this episode really resonated with you, you should read Start by Jon Acuff. He does a great job discussing fear and how to overcome it.
Want to join a community to help you battle your fears? Check out the Small Biz Life Community on Facebook.
In the next two weeks, do something outside your comfort zone.
In this episode, Jeff and Kristin discuss the new year and new beginnings: focusing on what worked last year, areas of improvement, and thankfulness.
Take a look at the following things as you start 2016:
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