Small Biz Life

By Kristin & Jeffery Ingram

About this podcast   English    United States

YOU STARTED A BUSINESS!
YOU ARE AMAZING AT WHAT YOU DO.
But there is a lot more to running a successful business: accounting, marketing, IT, sales, management.
You wear so many hats.
Add family, friends, health, home…no wonder you are tired!
WE GET IT!
We have been small business owners for the past seven years and have worked with small business owners for the last fourteen years.
We know the challenges of finding the right solutions and juggling all the responsibilities.
We know how hard it is to put YOURSELF on the to-do-list.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
COME JOIN THE COMMUNITY.
TOGETHER WE CAN GROW AND THRIVE.
April 15, 2018
Kristin always likes to talk about the problems of tax season.  However, for most of you, it is not a season, but a rush of pain to get information to your accountant to fulfill you're a duty to your country.  Listen now, as Kristin, with the help of Jeff, will talk about the 4 easiest ways to save time and stress preparing your taxes!   What we are talking about Know what to expect Simplify your bookkeeping Update everything at least monthly Summarize - do not give detail unless there is a question If you are looking for more on how to create better mental checks and triggers. You need to check out Small Biz HQ For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/135 Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) http://smallbiz.life/135   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Mentions links ))))))))))))))))))))))))) Small Biz HQ http://smallbizlife.com/hq   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Rate and Review us in iTunes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/small-biz-life/id1039595496 Small Biz Life Podcast   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Like our Facebook Page ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://www.facebook.com/smallbizlifepodcast/   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Join our Facebook Group ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://www.facebook.com/groups/SmallBizLife/   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Twitter  ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://twitter.com/JefferyWIngram https://twitter.com/KristinLIngram https://twitter.com/SBLPodcast
April 8, 2018
When we are surrounded by problems it is easy to get frustrated or flounder. Join Kristin and Jeff as they discuss ways you can do things without burnout and the drama that can accompany any changes that we make.    What we are talking about Assess what you can control Set expectations Be Present Make small changes Check-in regularly If you are looking for more on how to create better mental checks and triggers. You need to check out Small Biz HQ For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/134 Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) http://smallbiz.life/134   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Mentions links ))))))))))))))))))))))))) Small Biz HQ http://smallbizlife.com/hq Cyn Hendrix from The Pharmacist Awnesrs podcast https://pharmacistanswershere.wordpress.com/   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Rate and Review us in iTunes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/small-biz-life/id1039595496 Small Biz Life Podcast   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Like our Facebook Page ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://www.facebook.com/smallbizlifepodcast/   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Join our Facebook Group ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://www.facebook.com/groups/SmallBizLife/   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Twitter  ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://twitter.com/JefferyWIngram https://twitter.com/KristinLIngram https://twitter.com/SBLPodcast
April 1, 2018
If you are like us, time is a premium and you do not have a team dedicated to social media strategy. Maybe you have become too reliant on social media scheduling tools. Join Kristin and Jeff in this episode of Small Biz Life as they consider important questions for their social media usage.   What we are talking about What do I want to get from social media? How can I convert social-media followers into customers?  What are the best social networks for my small businesses?  What types of content should I post on which social platforms? How can I measure the success of my social media marketing efforts?  What is my budget? What should I do? Look at the current state of your small business social media presence come up with a plan on how you can use a platform.  Create tools and use tools to save time making better content. If you struggle to create a marketing strategy, we invite you to join us at Small Biz HQ this month we will be talking about how to make a marketing plan for your business. There will be 4 life calls where you can ask questions and network with other small business owners.   For complete show notes check out the podcast on @ smallbiz.life/133 Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) http://smallbiz.life/133 ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Mentions links ))))))))))))))))))))))))) Small Biz HQ http://smallbizlife.com/hq   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Rate and Review us in iTunes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/small-biz-life/id1039595496 Small Biz Life Podcast   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Like our Facebook Page ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://www.facebook.com/smallbizlifepodcast/   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Join our Facebook Group ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://www.facebook.com/groups/SmallBizLife/   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Twitter  ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://twitter.com/JefferyWIngram https://twitter.com/KristinLIngram https://twitter.com/SBLPodcast
March 25, 2018
The business cycle can be crazy.  We can work nonstop and it can feel like we are not getting anywhere. Have you ever stopped to ask yourself if you are working on what is important? Join Kristin and Jeff as they explore this important topic.   What we talk about in this episode 5 ways we waste our time The 3 things all small business owners should spend their time on 5 things we can start doing now to stop the cycle For complete show notes check out the podcast on SmallBizLife.com Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) http://smallbiz.life/132 ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Mentions links ))))))))))))))))))))))))) Michelle Lowery - http://smallbiz.life/VA    ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Rate and Review us in iTunes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/small-biz-life/id1039595496 Small Biz HQ   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Like our Facebook Page ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://www.facebook.com/smallbizlifepodcast/   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Join our Facebook Group ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://www.facebook.com/groups/SmallBizLife/   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Twitter  ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://twitter.com/JefferyWIngram https://twitter.com/KristinLIngram https://twitter.com/SBLPodcast
March 18, 2018
Do you have tax liabilities in another states or countries and not even know it? Nexus is a term that you might have heard but you aren't really sure what it is. Most small businesses don't think about it because it must be something only bigger businesses deal with but states and other countries are getting smarter. What we talk about in this episode What is nexus? How is nexus created? Do I have presence in the European Union (EU)? What is taxable? What do I do if my shopping cart doesn't collect taxes? How do I determine if I have nexus? How do I get more help with this? First, I would talk to your CPA. If your CPA is not knowledgeable about nexus issues, find a consultant who is. If you need help with this, feel free to email [email protected] to book an appointment to discuss if you have nexus issues. For general support and questions join our Small Biz HQ Community For complete show notes check out the podcast on SmallBizLife.com Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://www.smallbizlife.com/blog/episode-131-are-you-paying-taxes-in-all-the-states-and-countries-you-should-be ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Mentions links ))))))))))))))))))))))))) Small Biz HQ    ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Rate and Review us in iTunes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/small-biz-life/id1039595496 Small Biz HQ   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Like our Facebook Page ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://www.facebook.com/smallbizlifepodcast/   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Join our Facebook Group ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://www.facebook.com/groups/SmallBizLife/   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Twitter  ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://twitter.com/JefferyWIngram https://twitter.com/KristinLIngram https://twitter.com/SBLPodcast
March 11, 2018
Kristin and I have both created many proposals in our 30 years of experience.  We have seen a growing trend in proposals. Listen to today's episode as we discuss this trend and why, if you use it, this tactic it is hurting your business and different ways to change it to your advantage. What we talk about in this episode Kristin's Trade show blues The problem tactic that needs to be fixed: Proposals without end dates Why is it used? Other times we have seen it Problems with the tactic Either risk future margins or unduly raises the price you can offer today A customer accepts your offer 5 years down the road Focuses time and energy on inquiries that might never be hot leads lose scarcity advantage Might cause  Counterpoint: Should you use it? You have anchored the price in their head (Sticky prices) Really need evidence  How can it be modified? Focus on upping your proposal game For complete show notes check out the podcast on SmallBizLife.com Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://www.smallbizlife.com/blog/episode-130-the-one-thing-every-proposal-must-have   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Mentions links )))))))))))))))))))))))))    ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Rate and Review us in iTunes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/small-biz-life/id1039595496 Small Biz HQ   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Like our Facebook Page ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://www.facebook.com/smallbizlifepodcast/   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Join our Facebook Group ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://www.facebook.com/groups/SmallBizLife/ ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Twitter  ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://twitter.com/JefferyWIngram https://twitter.com/KristinLIngram https://twitter.com/SBLPodcast   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Affiliate Mentions links ))))))))))))))))))))))))) Proposal Secrets https://juliestoian.co/proposal-secrets?affiliate_id=961037
March 4, 2018
Kristin and I easily have hundreds of discussions a year about websites with Small biz owners.  So in this episode, we will be talking about the most common myths we hear about websites and give some simple advice on how to deal with your website. Homepages need to cover everything This is like the avatar problem, if you have it all on one page, the page will fail to serve anyone. Advanced marketing websites are very expensive to set up or Yeah but they are too difficult to DIY You get a boost to traffic when you launch your website You need to wait until your website is Completed to launch it! For complete show notes check out the podcast on SmallBizLife.com Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://www.smallbizlife.com/blog/episode-129-5-myths-about-small-business-website   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Mentions links ))))))))))))))))))))))))) HostM for hosting and SSL https://www.hostm.com/ Wordpress https://wordpress.org NameCheap https://www.namecheap.com/ Mailchimp https://mailchimp.com/ ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Rate and Review us in iTunes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/small-biz-life/id1039595496 Small Biz HQ   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Like our Facebook Page ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://www.facebook.com/smallbizlifepodcast/   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Join our Facebook Group ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://www.facebook.com/groups/SmallBizLife/     ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Twitter  ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://twitter.com/JefferyWIngram https://twitter.com/KristinLIngram https://twitter.com/SBLPodcast   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Affiliate Mentions links ))))))))))))))))))))))))) Thrive Themes for Conversion Focused WordPress Themes https://thrivethemes.com/affiliates/ref.php?id=3007_1_3_4
Feb. 25, 2018
We started our email list because everyone says that you need an email list. However, we found most of the platform gurus fail to explain how to use it.  Join us in this podcast episode as we talk the 3 most common problems we see with companies' email strategies.  Your idea of what an email list is is wrong Avatar You do not have a strategy For complete show notes check out the podcast on SmallBizLife.com Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://www.smallbizlife.com/blog/episode-128-3-reasons-your-email-strategy-is-failing   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Mentions links ))))))))))))))))))))))))) Small Biz HQ https://www.smallbizlife.com/hq ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Rate and Review us in iTunes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/small-biz-life/id1039595496 Small Biz HQ   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Like our Facebook Page ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://www.facebook.com/smallbizlifepodcast/   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Join our Facebook Group ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://www.facebook.com/groups/SmallBizLife/     ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Twitter  ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://twitter.com/JefferyWIngram https://twitter.com/KristinLIngram https://twitter.com/SBLPodcast   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Affiliate Mentions links )))))))))))))))))))))))))  Funnel Scripts https://webinar.funnelscripts.com/register?cf_affiliate_id=787508&affiliate_id=787508
Feb. 18, 2018
Join Kristin and Jeff as they look at this new tax deduction, that can reduce your small biz profits by $20,000.  However, beware if you do not have wages and you make 1 dollar too much... It can cost you the entire deduction. How the government is incentivizing you because of tax reform of 2017 Deduction tipping point based on all income sources in the household If your business profit is $100,000 you will get a $20,000 tax deduction If you can get the deduction and you exceed the tipping point of household income IRS has not determined if the shareholder's wages for corporations will count as of the recording of this episode on 2/16/2017 Why the Federal government wants you to have employees? Dangers of having large clients for businesses. Benefits of converting subcontractors to employees Misconceptions of hiring subcontractors What you must have to get started For complete show notes check out the podcast on SmallBizLife.com Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://www.smallbizlife.com/blog/episode-127-how-the-federal-government-is-incentives-you-to-have-employees ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Mentions links )))))))))))))))))))))))))  Gusto https://gusto.com/ Episode 101 - Saving for your retirement https://www.smallbizlife.com/blog/episode-101-saving-for-your-retirement Join Small Biz HQ to get updates from Kristin https://www.smallbizlife.com/HQ ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Rate and Review us in iTunes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/small-biz-life/id1039595496 Small Biz HQ ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Like our Facebook Page ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://www.facebook.com/smallbizlifepodcast/ ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Join our Facebook Group ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://www.facebook.com/groups/SmallBizLife/ ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Twitter  ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://twitter.com/JefferyWIngram https://twitter.com/KristinLIngram https://twitter.com/SBLPodcast
Feb. 11, 2018
Today's Topic The start to our Worldbuilder's Guide to Fantasy Map Making Making maps is a passion of mine. So, Michael and I thought it was about time that we look how to create fictional fantasy maps. Podcast Show Flow What type of map do you need? Your purpose for the map Who is the map for? What is the purpose of the map maker? Study some real maps over during the age Order of Creation (Highest to coastline, Lowest to coastline) Give it the finishing touches to feel right for the viewer Title, Scale bar compass rose  Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Michael's Resources Use Gardul.com/Amazon when shopping online to help support the show Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) http://gardul.com/blog/episode-202-pirates-space-west-everywhere/   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Mentions links ))))))))))))))))))))))))) What type of software I use when creating fantasy maps? https://youtu.be/gR2R_IAQB_U ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Rate and Review us in iTunes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/worldbuilders-anvil/id956705643?mt=2   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Like our Facebook Page ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://www.facebook.com/GardulStories/   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Join our Facebook Group ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://www.facebook.com/groups/undercroft/   ((((((((((((((((((((((( Support us by using our Amazon Affiliate Link ))))))))))))))))))))) http://gardul.com/Amazon   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Jeff on Twitter  ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://twitter.com/JefferyWIngram ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Affiliate Mentions links ))))))))))))))))))))))))) Campaign Cartographer 3+ https://secure.profantasy.com/products/cc3-plus.asp?affiliate=13244813244 Fractal Terrains 3 https://secure.profantasy.com/products/ft.asp?affiliate=13244813244

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