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The Small Business Success Podcast, by Infusionsoft

The journey to success in small business is long and difficult—don’t go it alone. Join Infusionsoft co-founders Clate Mask (CEO) and Scott Martineau, two of the most respected names in small business, for an open and real conversation about what it takes to achieve the business growth you’re looking for. They’ll share triumphs, failures, and lessons learned in their 15-year journey from struggling entrepreneurs to executive leaders of a multimillion-dollar software company. Additional entrepreneurs from around the world join the dialogue to share small business tips and business inspiration. This podcast is dedicated to the brave, passionate professionals leading the charge for small business success everywhere in the world.
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Sep 28, 2016

One of Alison Werder’s toughest business moments was letting go an employee who just wasn’t the right fit. Upon departing, the former employee told Alison, “You think you’re big time, but you’re not.” But the mission of Alison’s business, Ali J Boutique, is big time. Alison chats with Clate about how she went from selling scarves to creating an online apparel company; balancing business with parenting; and all of the teaching involved in drawing in customers. The biggest takeaway for both these business owners? THat if you feel your business is commoditized, you’re probably low on passion, not teaching right, and not selecting the people who value what you offer.

 

Want to automate your online business like Ali J Boutique? Check out tips from our e-book, “The Small Business Office Automation Guide.”


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Sep 21, 2016

Dobbin Buck and Melissa Allen didn’t start GetUWired, but they’re the brains and co-owners behind it now. They both came in when there were a handful of people on the staff, and in the ensuing eight years have built it to a robust team of 37. Melissa, who started as an intern, is now CEO, and Dobbin is the VP of business development. They both talk with Infusionsoft CEO Clate Mask about working with and hiring Millennials, mentoring interns, and the cash crunch of high sales and small creating teams.

 

Want to read about what more entrepreneurs like Melissa and Dobbin think about success? Check out our research  report “Defining and Achieving Small Business Success.”


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Sep 14, 2016

Mark Breyer once declared that he would never work with his wife, Alexis, but they’ve been running their personal injury law firm together for 20 years. In retrospect, they found that they set themselves up to have problems scaling their business and fall behind the times. Clate and Scott follow Mark and Alexis’ business journey and talk about going from generalist to specialist, letting half their staff go on one day, and keeping moving goal posts for your business.

Mentioned in this episode: “The E-Myth by Michael Gerber

Learn to manage your business like Mark and Alexis did with our Small Business Office Automation Guide.


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Sep 7, 2016

At 25, Netherlands-based Budi Voogt is one of the entrepreneurial wunderkinder starting university businesses that take off into adulthood. At 20 years old, he started Heroic, a record label, incubator, and accelerator for artists. With 12 people between the label and his personal business, Budi Voogt, Budi talks with Clate about becoming a young leader, capitalizing on early-stage platforms, and how dropping the option of a plan B led to over performance and success.

 

What does it mean to be successful? Read our report “Defining and Achieving Small Business Success” to see what other entrepreneurs think.

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs” by Ken Berman and Joe Knight

High Output Management” by Andrew S. Grove

Multipliers” by Liz Wiseman


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