Small Biz Life

Small Biz Life
By Kristin & Jeffery Ingram
About this podcast
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.
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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
Feb. 11, 2018
Kristin and I understand that we will spend the rest of our lives raising our new son. Let us share with you what we have learned to improve our company so far after having a new child. Have procedures and checklists for EVERYTHING Daily focus planner Baby Brezza Formula Pro On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep Purchase tools that make your life easier and automate things Trello Butler Create a schedule and task lists Do the most important tasks first – smart agility Always allow more time that you think you need and don’t wait until the last minute so you can give yourself some grace when needed  For complete show notes check out the podcast on SmallBizLife.com Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://www.smallbizlife.com/blog/episode-126-5-things-being-new-parents-has-taught-us-about-small-business   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Mentions links ))))))))))))))))))))))))) Daily focus planner https://www.smallbizlife.com/focus Trello https://trello.com/jefferywingram/recommend Butler https://butlerfortrello.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 ))))))))))))))))))))))))) Baby Brezza Formula Pro http://amzn.to/2CcQnVN On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep http://amzn.to/2H8pzd8
Feb. 5, 2018
We have been seeing all the headlines about how social media and how it hurts people.  So Kristin and I pulled together the list of how we thought social media was hurting our small business and did some research.  So check out the latest episode and learn what shocked us... how our business is really being hurt by social media and how to fix the problem. For complete show notes check out the podcast on SmallBizLife.com NOTE: This post contains affiliate links Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://www.smallbizlife.com/blog/episode-125-is-social-media-hurting-your-business   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Mentions links ))))))))))))))))))))))))) Why Instagram Is the Worst Social Media for Mental Health http://time.com/4793331/instagram-social-media-mental-health/ How Social Media Is Wrecking Your Sleep http://www.health.com/mind-body/too-much-social-media-could-mess-up-your-sleep-study-finds 6 Ways Social Media Affects Our Mental Health https://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2017/06/30/a-run-down-of-social-medias-effects-on-our-mental-health/#74bf494d2e5a   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( 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. 4, 2018
We have been seeing all the headlines about how social media and how it hurts people.  So Kristin and I pulled together the list of how we thought social media was hurting our small business and did some research.  So check out the latest episode and learn what shocked us... how our business is really being hurt by social media and how to fix the problem. For complete show notes check out the podcast on SmallBizLife.com NOTE: This post contains affiliate links Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://www.smallbizlife.com/blog/episode-125-is-social-media-hurting-your-business   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Mentions links ))))))))))))))))))))))))) Why Instagram Is the Worst Social Media for Mental Health http://time.com/4793331/instagram-social-media-mental-health/ How Social Media Is Wrecking Your Sleep http://www.health.com/mind-body/too-much-social-media-could-mess-up-your-sleep-study-finds 6 Ways Social Media Affects Our Mental Health https://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2017/06/30/a-run-down-of-social-medias-effects-on-our-mental-health/#74bf494d2e5a   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( 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
Jan. 28, 2018
It happens every year! Kristin and I start hearing or getting tagged in questions about people who are stuck finishing off their accounting books every year. We decided to ask our Small Biz Life Community for their questions to answer here! How to get the most out of your small business bookkeeping without wasting time I get it. I hate bookkeeping and I am cheap. I do not like "paying" monthly fees. I am a cheapskate. However, this is one of those areas I have evolved.  Kristin has managed to keep the books for all of our companies and families in about an hour a month.   Listen to this important episode that will free up your time, and all you to MAKE MORE MONEY NOW! For complete show notes check out the podcast on SmallBizLife.com NOTE: This post contains affiliate links Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://www.smallbizlife.com/blog/episode-124-your-bookkeeping-made-easier-questions-answered   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Mentions links ))))))))))))))))))))))))) Quickbooks Online - https://quickbooks.intuit.com/online/ Stripe by Sush.io for Quickbooks online https://apps.intuit.com/app-b7qzxwhc5t Freshbooks https://www.freshbooks.com/ Wave https://www.waveapps.com/ Xero https://www.xero.com/us/try/online-accounting/
Jan. 21, 2018
So often we hear that spouses are not respecting our dreams, but then in the next post we see people angry with their spouse for wasting your time. Respecting each other is a key to having a happier marriage and is key to living the small biz life. For complete show notes check out the podcast on SmallBizLife.com Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://www.smallbizlife.com/blog/episode-123-leaving-room-for-their-dreams   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Mentions links ))))))))))))))))))))))))) Focus Planner updated for 2018 https://www.smallbizlife.com/Focus Join Small Biz HQ https://www.smallbizlife.com/HQ Sign up for Small Business Tax Update for 2018 https://www.smallbizlife.com/taxes ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( 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
Jan. 15, 2018
As a business owner, no one knows your business better than you do. That's why you need to know the basics of income taxes.  I know. I know. It's annoying. It's complicated.  It's worse than a root canal. So is paying too much in taxes because you don't know the rules. Yeah, that hurts, too.  For complete show notes check out the podcast on SmallBizLife.com NOTE: This post contains affiliate links Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://www.smallbizlife.com/blog/episode-122-2018-small-biz-tax-questions-asked-and-answered   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Mentions links ))))))))))))))))))))))))) Focus Planner updated for 2018 https://www.smallbizlife.com/Focus Join Small Biz HQ https://www.smallbizlife.com/HQ Tax Webinar for Small Biz Owners 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
Jan. 7, 2018
Are you stuck in a funk growing your small biz?  Have you been putting off improving your health? Have your relationships suffered? Have you not been sleeping? It is the time that we all start living the small biz life and stop being lived by it. #NoExcuses  You are not alone Kristin and I have spent much of 2017 with you. We have had many excuses. Some real, but most where just extensions of our fear. Leading us to waste a lot of time, that is so precious. Join us in this podcast episode as we look at some of our biggest excuses, and some of the excuses we hear all the time. And how we can start working past them to live a year with no more excuses. For complete show notes check out the podcast on SmallBizLife.com NOTE: This post contains affiliate links Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://www.smallbizlife.com/blog/episode-121-no-more-excuses   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Mentions links ))))))))))))))))))))))))) Join the free Small Biz Life community on facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/SmallBizLife/ Focus Planner updated for 2018 https://www.smallbizlife.com/Focus Join 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
Jan. 2, 2018
Kristin and Jeff extend this hand of invitation for you to start planning for success in your business. However, before you join Planning Club, you need to accept the 4 rules of Planning Club. Rule 1 - Do not talk about planning club Rule 2 - Understand the problems with goals and planning Rule 3 - Plan smarter, not smart Rule 4 - Create good foundations for your plans For complete show notes check out the podcast on SmallBizLife.com Links ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Visit Show notes ))))))))))))))))))))))))) https://www.smallbizlife.com/blog/episode-120-how-to-create-plans-that-work-for-you-and-your-business   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Mentions links ))))))))))))))))))))))))) Episode 15 - Creating goals that are SMART https://www.smallbizlife.com/blog/episode-15-creating-goals-that-are-smart Episode 98 - What to do when your plan fails https://www.smallbizlife.com/blog/episode-98-what-to-do-when-your-plan-fails   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( 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