Dirty Secrets of Small Business

How Do You Combat The Great Resignation?

If you’ve listened to our show for a while of if you know us off the air, you likely know that we are big fans of Inc. Magazine. Not only do they usually have great articles related to entrepreneurs that are easily digestible, they also have many inspirational stories. We saw a recent article addressing something that is impacting every business (large or small), The Great Resignation. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, between April 2021 and September 2021 over 24 million American employees left their jobs.

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How Do You Define Success?

Do you consider yourself successful? This is a question that’s easy to ask, but really takes some thought to answer. Too many small business owners wouldn’t use the word successful to describe themselves. You’re more likely to hear them use words with more negative connotations like overwhelmed, frustrated, or just simply worn out. I guess it’s a matter of what you focus on.

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Turning A Hobby Into A Business, Pete White of Abstract Ocean

Today we were joined on the show by entrepreneur Pete White. Pete is the co-owner of Abstract Ocean along with his wife Christal. During the show Pete shared his journey from a full-time job in the IT world to a business owner by pursuing a hobby related to their new Tesla vehicle back in 2013.

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Breaking All The Rules, Julie Phillippi-Whitney of Phillippi-Whitney Communications and author of Astra the Lonely Airplane

We are joined on by entrepreneur and author Julie Phillippi-Whitney, owner of Phillippi-Whitney Communications and author of the children’s book Astra the Lonely Airplane. During the show Julie shared her journey starting with her role as an extra in the movie Grease while in high school.

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Band Dads Become Unintended Entrepreneurs, Drew Taylor of Clubhouse Trailer Company

Today we were joined on the show by entrepreneur Drew Taylor, co-owner of Clubhouse Trailer Company. Drew was kind enough to share part of the journey that he and his business partner Jeff Hadley have been on since starting their company over 10 years ago.