Find a Customer Problem and Solve It

Find a Customer Problem and Solve It

Finding new customers is always a challenge.  If you identify a problem your potential customer is trying to solve, and give them a solution, you will get new customers.  Find a customer problem and solve it.  This week we are joined by Bill Bachant of the Gun Orphanage.  In today’s world, guns in the wrong hands, is a hot topic.  There are many situations, like when a loved one dies, where you may end up with weapons in your home that you don’t want and don’t know what to do with. Bill created the Gun Orphanage to solve that problem.  He will come to your home, take the weapons away for you, make sure they are disposed of properly, and you get paid to have him do it. Bill also…
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Owning Your Own Business – South Coast Almanac

Owning Your Own Business – South Coast Almanac

This week join me as I interview Marlissa Briggett of South Coast Alamanc and hear about owning your own business.  Marlissa started this regional lifestyle magazine three years ago out of her passion for writing.  A good friend in the publishing industry told her it was a bad idea.  The industry was dying.  People didn’t read anymore.  Marlissa refused to give up. She started with an annual magazine and tested the market.  This was particularly challenging because she was selling an idea.  There was no actual product that existed that she could show potential customers.  She persisted.  People embraced the idea and things began to sell.   Her second year was also a successful annual, this year will be semi-annual and next year she plans to move to quarterly editions. Marlissa…
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Business Networking Powers Growth – Balanced Physical Therapy and Myofacial Release

Business Networking Powers Growth – Balanced Physical Therapy and Myofacial Release

This week’s show features Kendellynn Cavanaugh Gagne of Balanced Physical Therapy and Myofascial Release and talks about how business networking powers growth. After years working in clinics as a physical therapist, Kendellynn started to explore the techniques of Myofacial release.  This is a form of physical therapy where the therapist works on patients in a very hands on way.  Typical physical therapy focuses on the part of the body that has an issue with self paced exercises.  This form of therapy includes work on all parts of the body.  A session is one on one and  lasts 60-90 minutes. Kendellynn tells us about myofascial tissue, which is the tissue that connects the muscles, nerves and bones together.   Recently, myofascial tissue has been classified as an organ, and is actually the…
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Do What You Love – In Tune Productions

Do What You Love – In Tune Productions

One of the most important things about being a small business owner is to do what you love.  Your business needs to be your passion. Meet Linda and Joe Dupuis of In Tune Production, a full service DJ company on Cape Cod.  Joe had been a cape and Boston area radio host for twenty years.  When Linda went on maternity leave, she took the opportunity to launch In Tune Productions so that Joe could turn it into a money stream for their new family. The business is more than just traditional wedding DJ gigs.  In Tune Production does charity events, vendor fairs, music trivia and bingo. Linda and Joe’s advice?  Know your ‘why” and then remind yourself every single day why you are doing it.  Music is Joe’s passion.  He…
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Getting outside your comfort zone with Lynn Laporte, Beautycounter Consultant

Getting outside your comfort zone with Lynn Laporte, Beautycounter Consultant

Meet Lynn Laporte, a Beautycounter Consultant.  Lynn faces the challenge of getting outside her comfort zone. Lynn is an esthetician and been involved with skincare consulting for over 20 years. With sensitive skin herself, she had long been searching for products that would care for her skin in the gentlest and most effective ways. Then a friend introduced her to Beautycounter. Beautycounter was started by CEO Gregg Renfrew who built a product line of products that were safe for not only skin but for our environment. They offer skin care and makeup products. With five years under her belt, Renfrew has now not only built an amazing business, but has gained national attention. She has been on The Today Show, interviewed by Maria Shriver and asked to testify in front…
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Real Small Businesses – Celebrating Small Business Owners

Real Small Businesses – Celebrating Small Business Owners

https://youtu.be/zPybG8Y3jLk Being a small business owner is a challenge. You have lots of decisions to make, little time and frequently no one to bounce ideas off of, and many times family and friends just don’t get why you do what you do. This can make it a pretty lonely journey. Real Small Businesses is a new community dedicated to small business owners.  We want to celebrate your drive, your passion and your success. Each week we will bring you a video that highlights a small business owner. We will talk about what they do, why they do it, challenges they have overcome and share tips for other small business owners. There are over 20 million small businesses in the United States alone. That’s a lot of people with a lot…
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