Episode 100 - What a long strange trip it's been

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. 

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Episode 92 - Simplifying your life

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. 

Simplify your home

  • Minimize your stuff
  • Automate your home maintenance
  • Have a cleaning kit
  • Pick up 15 minutes each day
  • Choose quality first

Simplify your money

  • Automate your bills
  • Pay off your debt
  • Have an emergency...
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Episode 63 - Gratitude

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...

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Episode 37 - Mastermind groups

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

Accountability partners are best when you are trying to achieve a particular goal, like getting up...

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Episode 36 - Getting your business ready for a vacation

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.

Getting your business ready for a vacation

Accounting and Sales

  1. If you have employees, make sure that payroll...
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Episode 34 - Mama said there'd be days like this

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.

Tips for surviving a bad day

  1. Remember why you are doing this.
  2. Remember that everyone has bad days; most people just don't talk about them.
  3. Add some mindless...
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Episode 31 - Networking

In this episode, we discuss various ways to find networking opportunities and how to work those opportunities to grow your business.

Networking 101

Know your scope

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,...

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Episode 21 - Don't let fear hold you back

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.


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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...

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Episode 17 - New Year, New Beginnings

In this episode, Jeff and Kristin discuss the new year and new beginnings: focusing on what worked last year, areas of improvement, and thankfulness.

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New Year, New Beginnings

Take a look at the following things as you start 2016:

  1. What worked in 2015?
  2. What are areas of improvement for 2016?
  3. Don't...
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