BusinessCast Round-Up

Well, Robert and I have done over 20 shows since our last BusinessCast Podcast round-up. These shows are always popular because they give all entrepreneurs — i.e. new subscribers and loyal listeners alike — a quick and easy way of hearing what business-critical issues we’ve covered over the last handful of months. So, in BusinessCast Podcast #89 – Greatest Hits Vol. 3 we highlight some of the most essential topics and key learnings from BusinessCast episodes as far back as episode #67.

Specifically, in Greatest Hits Vol. 3 we highlights shows AND key BusinessCast blogposts where we provided practical tools and advice to help entrepreneurs address key issues such as:

  • Building Profile for Your Business
  • Developing Sales Incentives That Increase Revenues
  • Tackling Crisis Communication
  • Establishing a Strong Foundation in Mobile Marketing
  • Speaking Confidently in Public
  • Securing Financing
  • Emerging Stronger When Good Employees Leave
  • Finding the Right Business Partner
  • Increasing Cash Flow
  • Dealing Effectively with Cross-Generational Values
  • Overcoming Sales Objections

In so doing, we also recount some of our most memorable guests, including:

  • Catherine Swift (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Michael Younder, Senior Product Marketer (Research in Motion)
  • Paul Chato, President of YourWebDepartment and member of the Canadian comedy troupe the Frantics
  • Bruce Hunter, Fortune 500 heavyweight and insightful author

And, we do it all in under 20 minutes!

As always you can listen to each of the shows we touch upon in Greatest Hits Vol. 3 by clicking on the BusinessCast Podcast Archives.

Finally, a quick thank you to all BusinessCast Podcast fans who voted for us in the 2008 national blog and podcast competition. The BusinessCast Podcast Canada’s was voted as Canada’s 2nd most favourite podcast!

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The Perfect Business Partner – BlogPost #2

We know how important business partners can be to the short-term and long-term success of your business. That’s why BusinessCast show #84 – How to Find the Perfect Business Partner has been so very popular.

So, as promised, here are some links to useful resources to help you optimize the relationship with your business partner:

Remember: This month, we’re launching an exciting contest where you can win a Blackberry Bold. So, make sure that you listen to future episodes of the BusinessCast podcast and return to this blog for details.

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How to Improve Your Cash Flow — Now

Every entrepreneur is in a constant tug of war — money comes in from clients/customers and money goes out to suppliers, staff, landlords, investors, etc.

Your ability to win this battle drastically dictates your ability to survive and thrive. So, this week, in the BusinessCast Podcast Show #81 – Show Me the Money Robert and I provide several tips that you can take now to improve your cash flow.

Whether you are an experienced money manager or new to keeping track of your pennies, you’ll find some practical steps that you can use. So, while cash may be indeed be ‘king’ — as the saying goes — you will be able to show it who’s boss!

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Great Book Give-Away (September, 2008)

Robert and I are offering our BusinessCast podcast listeners (and blog readers) leading-edge business resources — for FREE!

Currently the BusinessCast Podcast ‘Great Book Give-Away‘ includes the following titles — mostly from the folks at McGraw Hill:

  • The Four Pillars of Profit-Driven Marketing (2009) – Leslie Moeller and Edward Landry
  • Turn Small Talk Into Big Deals (2009) – Don Gabor
  • How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships (2008) – Leil Lowndes (OUT OF STOCK)
  • Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs (2009) – Karen Berman and Joe Knight(OUT OF STOCK)
  • Sales Coaching: Making the Great Leap from Sales Manager to Sales Coach (2009) – Linda Richardson
  • The Inspiring Leader (2009) – John Zenger, Joseph Folkman and Scott Edinger
  • Blogging for Fame and Fortune (2009) – Jason Rich (OUT OF STOCK)
  • Business Lessons from the Edge (2009) – Jim McCormick and Maryann Karinch
  • Smart Networking (2009) – Liz Lynch
  • The Customer Rules: The 14 Indispensable, Irrefutable and Indisputable Qualities of the Greatest Service Companies in the World (2009) – C. Britt Beemer and Robert L. Shook
  • Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies (2009) – Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff (OUT OF STOCK)
  • The Extraordinary Leader (2009) – Joseph Zenger & Joseph Folkman
  • Get Content Get Customers (2009) – Joe Pulizzi and Newt Barrett
  • Am I the Only Sane One Working Here (2009) – Albert Bernstein
  • The Organizational Champion (2009) – Mike Thompson
  • The Purpose Linked Organization (2009) – Alaina Love and Marc Cugnon
  • Every Family’s Business (2009) – Thomas William Deans
  • Performance Intelligence at Work (2009) – Julie Bell
  • Databases: A Beginner’s Guide (2009) – Andy Oppel
  • Digital Strategies for Powerful Corporate Communications (2009) – Paul Argenti
  • Winning Sales Letters (2009) – Ralph Allora
  • PowerPoint Presentations That Sell (2009) – Adam Cooper
  • Mastering Communication at Work (2009)
  • Fearless Leadership (2009) – Loretta Malandro
  • Click: 10 Truths for Building Extraordinary Relationships (2009) – George Fraser
  • Financial Statements Demystified (2009) – Bonita Kramer and Christine Johnson
  • Upstarts: How Gen Y Entrepreneurs Are Rocking the World of Business (2009) – Donna Fenn
  • Succession and the Family Business (2009) – John Geddes
  • Loops: The Seven Keys to Small Business Success (2009) – Mike Chaet and Stephen Lundin

Some of these books or so new they aren’t even available in stores yet! So, why not get a jump on your competitors by sending an email to Robert (Robert@BusinessCast.ca) to get a FREE copy of one of these business tools.

*Note: These titles are among the BusinessCast Business Book Essentials List.

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The Great Business Book Give-Away Continues…

Robert and I are interviewing several world-class business book authors in the weeks ahead.

For a start, we’ve already interviewed Jacoline Lowen (Author of Money Magnet)– an expert on helping entrepreneurs secure funding from investors.

The result: We’ve got several useful business resources available to give away to our loyal BusinessCast listeners and blog readers.

Find out how you can get one of the latest practical business books for FREE by listening to the BusinessCast Podcast ‘Blog Review’ Episode. 

The books that we’re currently sending out to fans are:

  • Teach Yourself Project Management (2008) – Phil Baguley
  • How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships (2008) – Leil Lowndes
  • Money Magnet: How to Attract Investors to Your Business (2008) – J.B. Lowen ( a personal favourite of Robert’s and mine).

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Get Money for Your Business…Now

Last week, we were very excited to announce that we had sat down with Jacoline B. Lowen — author of one of the most entrepreneur-relevant resources that Robert and I have read this year: The much anticipated and reviewed, “Money Magnet: How to Attract Investors to Your Business“.

Now, you can hear for yourself some of Jacoline’s insights and practical tips for how/when you can find sources of funding to grow your business. Listen to BusinessCast Podcast #74 – Money Magnet.

Also, make sure you check out the BusinessCast Podcast ‘Blog Review’ Episode where we outline how you can get some practical business – books for free!**

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Entrepreneurs Secure Funding: The Definitive “How To” Guide

Entrepreneurs just like you are always looking for money — to make investments in new technology, new processes, new people or new markets. But, can you easily navigate the world of finance to secure the funds when you need it the most?

The truth is that few entrepreneurs find much success at exploring and securing new funding. The result: many business owner/managers miss out on chances to capitalize on growth opportunities.

Fortunately, for all entrepreneurs — across industries and at all stages of growth — there is an exciting new resource that truly helps business owners/managers effectively tap into sources of funding. That source is the very reader-friendly and focused book entitled, “Money Magnet: How to Attract Investors to Your Business”.

This book serves as an effective starting point and as a one-stop source that gives practical tips, candid advice and useful tools on how, when and why to find and secure investors.

Starting on September 13th, you can listen to our BusinessCast Podcast interview with the book’s author and Nationally-renowned advisor, Jacoline Lowen of Lowen & Partners Inc.

Also, make sure you check out the BusinessCast Podcast ‘Blog Review’ Episode where we outline how you can get some other practical business books for free!**

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