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On Vacation and Off The Grid

Starting this week I’m out of the country and more or less off the grid. The SmallBusinessTalent.com podcast won’t be published this week or next. It will return on Wednesday, September 3rd.

Spending a two week stretch of uninterrupted time with my family is very rare for me and I’m grateful to have an opportunity to do that this year. Thank you for understanding — I’ll see you again on September 3rd with a new podcast episode!

When Ethics, Entrepreneurship and Spirituality Collide

The format and content for today’s podcast episode is new. It’s a candid conversation between friends about confronting the ethical and spiritual challenges of life as an entrepreneur.

My guest on the podcast, Mike Brown, is a former Fortune 500 vice president of marketing. He made the leap to self-employment about 5 years ago and now owns and operates The Brainzooming™ Group – a firm dedicated to helping companies to successfully identify and implement strategic and innovative ideas. Mike’s clients include the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, the American Marketing Association, the PR Society of America, the CMO Summit, Frost & Sullivan MindXChange and TEDxWyandotte, to name just a few.

In my experience, many independent professionals hold themselves to high standards in business and life. As a result, feeling ethically and even spiritually challenged by situations they encounter is actually pretty common.

How can we navigate these types of challenges and continue to develop and grow as people and business owners? In a nutshell, that’s what Mike and I discuss in this week’s podcast episode. Scroll down to the Podcast Player below and listen-in now!

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The Solopreneur Life: A Candid Conversation with Larry Keltto

Larry Keltto joins me on the podcast today. A self-employed solo for more than 20 years, Larry has become a well-known authority on solo entrepreneurship. Larry owns two businesses. He founded a publishing and marketing communications firm, Straight River Media, in 1993. Four years ago, he launched his second business, The Solopreneur Life. Larry’s professional expertise was built […]

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Meridith Elliott Powell on How Smart Entrepreneurs Win in the Trust and Value Economy

My special guest on the podcast today is Meridith Elliott Powell.  We’ll be discussing her latest book: Winning in the Trust & Value Economy: A Guide to Sales Success and Business Growth. Meridith has a very interesting professional background.  She began her career in corporate sales and marketing and was eventually recruited to executive level […]

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Leanne Hoagland-Smith >> Smarter Sales Strategy, Fewer Objections, Better Clients

My guest on the podcast today is consultant, writer, speaker and coach, Leanne Hoagland-Smith. I first discovered Leanne through her Increase Sales Blog and it quickly became clear to me that her forward thinking perspective, willingness to challenge the status quo, and ability to simplify complex sales issues make her a rare find. Leanne works […]

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Grow Your Business on Your Own Terms: An Interview with Susan Baroncini-Moe

Susan Baroncini-Moe joins me on the podcast today. You’re invited to listen-in as we discuss her new book: Business in Blue Jeans: How to Have a Successful Business on Your Own Terms, in Your Own Style.  Online Marketing Institute recently named Susan one of The Top 40 Digital Marketing Experts for 2014. Leveraging a fusion of […]

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Steve Gordon on Unstoppable Referrals: 10x Your Referrals with Half the Effort

My guest on the podcast today is Steve Gordon. Steve is the author of Unstoppable Referrals, a unique and exciting new book that he’ll be sharing with us today. Steve publishes The Unstoppable CEO – The Leadership Journal for Growing Firms. He’s also the editor of three business newsletters and has published hundreds of articles […]

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Emily Chase Smith Unveils Her New Book: ‘The Financially Savvy Entrepreneur’

Today I’m interviewing a business book author who is also a lawyer and a financial expert. That’s a rare combination, don’t you think? My special guest on the podcast is Emily Chase Smith – a.k.a. “The Entrepreneur’s Money Expert”. Emily brings a wealth of financial and legal knowledge from her years spent representing small business […]

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Entrepreneurship, Meaning and Authenticity: A Transformative Conversation with August Turak

My special guest on the podcast today is August Turak.  August is an accomplished entrepreneur and award winning author who now attributes much of his success to living and working alongside the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey. As a frequent monastic guest, he learned firsthand from the monks as they grew incredibly successful businesses. Over […]

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7 Big Mistakes Independent Professionals are Making in their Marketing: Robert Middleton Speaks Out

My guest on the podcast today is Robert Middleton. Robert has been a marketing coach, speaker, trainer and consultant since 1984. Robert is the author of several online bestsellers, including: The InfoGuru Marketing Manual, The Web Site ToolKit, and Marketing Ball – Lessons on Attracting Clients from the Marketing Coach. He also publishes his weekly More Clients […]

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