Sunday, November 9, 2014

11/05/2014: Holiday Marketing and a Worker's Comp Guide for Small Business Owners

Pamela Starr, area director, Constant Contact in the Southeast US
Pamela Starr joins us to talk about how small business owners can capitalize on the holiday shopping season to reach their customers. Pamela says you don't have to be a retailer to take advantage of this time of the year.

Travis Perry, worker's compensation expert, Paychex
Travis Perry explains Florida's worker's comp rules and reviews pricing, coverage options and which small businesses are affected. 

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

10/29/2014: More about the top HR issues affecting small business owners and a Broward SCORE success story

Our guests:

Janelle Rodriguez, Paychex HR Expert

We brought Janelle Rodriguez back to finish talking about the list of the top 10 HR issues affecting small business owners. If you have employees - 1 - 500 - you'll want to hear this discussion.

Sumayya Newman, Let's Get Laced
Sumayya turned to SCORE to grow her $2500 a week business. Today the company makes $75,000 a month, with the help of her SCORE mentor. She tells us her story.

Marshall Cohen, Broward SCORE
Marshall has been with Broward SCORE for 11 years. His relied on his retail expertise to coach Sumayya to success.


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Sunday, October 26, 2014

10/22/2014: Top Issues Facing Small Businesses

Maria Contreras-Sweet, US Small Business Administration
SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet joins us to talk about the top issues affecting small business owners.

Janelle Rodriguez, Paychex HR Expert
Janelle Rodriguez runs down the list of the top 10 HR issues affecting small business owners. If you have employees - 1 - 500 - you'll want to hear this discussion.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

10/15/2014: FAU helps tech startups and EarlyShares.com offers equity crowdfunding to small businesses

This Week’s Show: FAU helps tech startups and EarlyShares.com offers equity crowdfunding to small businesses

Greg Shugar, Tech Runway

Florida Atlantic University (FAU)  launched Tech Runway, a program designed to mentor entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Designed to help primarily tech businesses, Tech Runway guides small business owners as they take each step in their development, even introducing them to angel investors.
 
Heather Schwarz-Lopes, Early Shares
Heather Schwarz-Lopes co-founded Early Shares as a funding option for businesses. The equity crowdfunding site provides small businesses the opportunity to pitch their projects to accredited investors, by-passing the bank lending process.

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10/8/2014: Free Law Services for Startups & Tracking Your Hourly Employees

This week’s show: Free Law Services for Startups & Tracking Your Hourly Employees

Ashley Juchawski, Venture Law Project
Funded by Knight Foundation, the Venture Law Project advises startups on business formation, filing requirements, drafting legal contracts, negotiating lease agreements, copyrights and trademarks, tax planning and related matters. Qualifying entrepreneurs have free access to training and legal materials, as well as workshops at partner law firms and local incubators.

Jason Connor, Paychex HR Expert
Punching a clock is not a thing of the past. A broad range of companies have hourly employees. There are variety of systems small businesses can use to track their hours that will help save money. We take a look at what's available and the possible cost savings.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

9/24/2014: What do you do when a foreign company knock offs your products / Saving money in HR

Alpesh Patel, eSanghe & SCORE
What do you do when a foreign company knock offs your products? Alpesh Patel tells us what happened to his client, FriendBands, a small but successful Pompano Beach business that manufactures in China.

Emma Bromely, HR Sales Rep for Paychex
You can lease your employees. Emma Bromely explains that by moving your employees under a leasing company's federal tax ID number, your company can consolidate services and save money.

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9/17/2014: Don't get hacked or audited!

Tony Browne, Spider Networks
If you go by what's in the headlines, hackers like big names. But in reality the smaller the business, the easier it is for them to hack you and get away with it. Tony Browne tells us how to protect your business from hackers who can steal all you've got.
Shelly Laughlin, CPA, JD Gilbert & Company and Broward SCORE
It's never too early to plan for tax time, especially if you're a business owner. Shelly Laughlin gives us some tips on how to get started.

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