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Small Business Report with Joe Connolly

Small Business Report with Joe Connolly

Small Business Report with Joe Connolly. E-mail Joe at joe.connolly@cbsradio.com. Follow Joe on Twitter @joeconnollybiz

  • Friday, December 9th
  • Flexibility to Get it Right

    00:45
    QuickBooks' Alex Hood says professional services firms should experiment more with how they use the Internet. Experimentation will help you find your niche.
  • Thursday, December 8th
  • What Do Business Owners Want in New Technology

    00:48
    Alex Hood of QuickBooks says technology can help small businesses get paid, which is one of the biggest pains companies face.
  • Wednesday, December 7th
  • How to Grow Fast

    00:48
    Alex Hood of QuickBooks says experimenting fast with a little bit of money will help you find the big discovery you need to grow.
  • Tuesday, December 6th
  • Experiment and Find the Perfect Type for You

    00:49
    Alex Hood of QuickBooks says just because small businesses are getting smaller doesn't mean that's a bad thing. It actually allows for more flexibility.
  • Monday, December 5th
  • Not the Barrier They Used to Be

    00:47
    Alex Hood of QuickBooks says the things that used to make it difficult for small businesses to break through are not as much of an issue anymore because of social media, Amazon, and other services.
  • Friday, December 2nd
  • Buying a Business for the Money

    00:48
    While reasons for buying a business vary, Bob House of BizBuySell says many people buy one just for the money.
  • Thursday, December 1st
  • Repeat Business Ownership

    00:48
    Bob House of BizBuySell says many people buying businesses these days already own at least one other small business.
  • Wednesday, November 30th
  • The Number One Tip When Selling Your Business

    00:47
    Bob House of BizBuySell says making sure your business is not dependent on you is vital when you're trying to sell the company. 
  • Tuesday, November 29th
  • Who's Selling Businesses These Days?

    00:45
    BizBuySell President Bob House breaks down who is buying and who is selling businesses in today's economy.
  • Monday, November 28th
  • The Price of New York Area Businesses

    00:49
    Joe Connolly tells us what some businesses in the New York area have sold for recently, according to BizBuySell.
  • Friday, November 25th
  • A LinkedIn for City Students

    00:49
    Young Faces Smiling founder Ardella McClarty discusses her plans to grow her non-profit, just like any other business.
  • Thursday, November 24th
  • Reality Education

    00:54
    Young Faces Smiling founder Ardella McClarty talks about how her conviction that her non-profit would help students convinced her to leave her teaching job.
  • Wednesday, November 23rd
  • A Spotlight on a Not-for-Profit

    00:47
    Former teacher Ardella McClarty talks about her non-profit Young Faces Smiling, which she started because she says she didn't smile much as a child. 
  • Monday, November 21st
  • Motivation to Study

    00:46
    Former teacher Ardella McClarty, who runs the non-profit Young Faces Smiling, met Joe Connolly at a business meeting where she was trying to get ideas to further her work. 
  • Friday, November 18th
  • Why You Should do Business with the Local Bookstore

    00:45
    Owner of Books and Greetings Kenny Sarfin tells us why you should shop at your local bookstore.
  • Thursday, November 17th
  • The Big Breakthrough

    00:47
    Kenny Sarfin of Books and Greetings bookstore talks about how a personal connection helped him become an authorized LEGO retailer.
  • Wednesday, November 16th
  • You Come Here Once, You Come Back

    00:49
    Kenny Sarfin of Greetings and Books tells us how he uses events to get 200 or more people into his store.
  • Tuesday, November 15th
  • What Advantages Can You Leverage?

    00:49
    Kenny Sarfin, owner of Books and Greetings, talks about how the location of his bookstore is an advantage he uses for the benefit of his business.
  • Monday, November 14th
  • Just Park at the Door

    00:42
    Books and Greetings bookstore owner Kenny Sarfin says selling books the old fashioned way is why you should shop at his store, instead of larger stores and chains.
  • Friday, November 11th
  • What the Election Means for Entrepreneurs

    00:53
    Several entrepreneurs give their opinions about how the election will impact small businesses.
  • Thursday, November 10th
  • Business and the Affordable Care Act

    00:50
    The Small Business Majority Lobbying Group in Washington discusses what a repeal of the Affordable Care Act will mean for businesses.
  • Wednesday, November 9th
  • I Want to Grow Right Here

    00:46
    Seth Mittman of Baby Bubbles NYC says they chose to grow the business in New York instead of franchising it. He says he didn't think their particular service would do as well outside of NYC.
  • Tuesday, November 8th
  • Why Didn't Someone Else Think of This?

    00:49
    Seth Mittman of Baby Bubbles NYC talks about how he and his wife Kim were surprised when they realized a business for cleaning baby strollers didn’t exist. So they started one of their own.
  • Monday, November 7th
  • Like a Car Wash

    00:49
    Seth Mittman of Baby Bubbles talks about how he and his wife came up with the idea for washing baby strollers and the company’s levels of service.
  • Friday, November 4th
  • More Profitable New Markets

    00:47
    Charles Razenson of Unique Impressions gave great examples of how to find niches in the market to make business more profitable at the WCBS SCNB Small Business Breakfast.
  • Thursday, November 3rd
  • Don't Let it be Once and Done

    00:46
    Russ Artzt of Digital Associates says building a service that is "sticky" and provides information which is not a one-time thing will keep you in customers' minds.
  • Wednesday, November 2nd
  • Something for Free

    00:46
    Andrew Hazan of LaunchPad Long Island says you may have to give something away for free to get a customer's attention online, but it's worth it to get their email.
  • Tuesday, November 1st
  • Social Media

    00:46
    Andrew Hazen of Launchpad Long Island said at the WCBS SCNB Small Business Breakfast social media is important because it works and it's inexpensive.
  • Monday, October 31st
  • How to Grow a Business

    00:45
    At the WCBS SCNB Small Business Breakfast, Customer Service Consultant Randy Bussey asked how to grow a consulting business. He got three good ideas.
  • Friday, October 28th
  • Services and Experience

    00:45
    Leen Nsouli of the NPD Group sums up the trends we heard at the WCBS SCNB Small Business Breakfast. 
  • Thursday, October 27th
  • Authenticity in Business

    00:49
    Bayside Brewery's Anthony Losardo at the WCBS SCNB Small Business Breakfast talked about the unique way the company partnered with a ballet company to raise money on Kickstarter.
  • Wednesday, October 26th
  • How to Avoid Cutting Prices

    00:44
    Russ Artzt, co-founder of Computer Associates, talked about the importance of being competitive with your pricing and being clear about what's different about your product. 
  • Tuesday, October 25th
  • Being More Opportunistic

    00:46
    Russ Artzt, co-founder of Computer Associates, says at the WCBS SCNB Small Business Breakfast he saw how entrepreneurs are seeing more opportunities and are willing to take a chance.
  • Monday, October 24th
  • Not the Competition's Clientele

    00:47
    Jose Miranda of BBZ Limousine in New Jersey told the WCBS SCNB Small Business Breakfast that his business is up because his customers are not the Uber clientele. 
  • Friday, October 21st
  • Where the Growth Is

    00:48
    Joe Connolly talks about which industries are growing based on what small business owners were saying at the WCBS SCNB Small Business Breakfast. 
  • Thursday, October 20th
  • How Business is Changing

    00:48
    At the WCBS SCNB Small Business Breakfast, Helene Ruggieri of Q-Search Partners says because companies don't want to hire fulltime specialists, she now hires the people she used to place, which is how her recruiting business is becoming a consulting firm.
  • Wednesday, October 19th
  • People Are Seeing New Opportunities

    00:47
    Joe Connolly offers examples straight from the WCBS SCNB Small Business Breakfast of business owners seeing new opportunities for their companies.
  • Tuesday, October 18th
  • Don't Just Push Your Marketing Out There

    00:50
    Joe Connolly has examples of better ways to market your business from some of the speakers at tomorrow's WCBS SCNB Small Business Breakfast. 
  • Monday, October 17th
  • Ways to Grow Your Business

    00:49
    Russ Artzt, co-founder of Computer Associates, says changing who you're selling to or forming a partnership are great ways to grow your business. You can hear him at the WCBS SCNB Small Business Breakfast on Wednesday. 
  • Friday, October 14th
  • Practical and Interesting

    00:52
    Joe Connolly previews the practical and interesting advice and topics you'll hear at the WCBS SCNB Small Business Breakfast, which is on Wednesday.
  • Thursday, October 13th
  • The WCBS SCNB Small Business Breakfast is Next Week

    00:47
    Joe Connolly previews what you can hear at next week's WCBS SCNB Small Business Breakfast.
  • Wednesday, October 12th
  • You Can't Just Push Your Marketing Out There

    00:49
    Anthony LoSardo of Bayside Brewery talks about the importance of building the story of your business into your community as part of your marketing. 
  • Tuesday, October 11th
  • Using Social Media to Keep Your Followers Engage

    00:46
    Found of Bayside Brewery Anthony LoSardo talks about how they use social media quizzes to engage their customers. 
  • Monday, October 10th
  • Using Kickstarter to Fund Growth

    00:47
    Found of Bayside Brewery Anthony LoSardo, one of the speakers at the WCBS SCNB Small Business Breakfast, talks about how he used Kickstarter and marketing videos to grow his business.
  • Friday, October 7th
  • Learning to Pivot Can be Critical

    00:49
    Co-founder of Computer Associates Russ Artz says you may have to change your target client in order to grow. 
  • Thursday, October 6th
  • You Have to be Clever

    00:47
    Co-founder of Computer Associates Russ Artz talks about the clever way his mainframe company got around the fact they didn't own a mainframe because they couldn't afford one.
  • Wednesday, October 5th
  • Buying Another Business

    00:49
    Co-founder of Computer Associates Russ Artz talks about what you need when buying another business.
  • Tuesday, October 4th
  • Ways to Grow

    00:46
    Russ Artzt, co-founder of Computer Associates, says building up a partnership is a great way to grow no matter the size of your business. 
  • Monday, October 3rd
  • Still Trying to Save on the Rent

    00:51
    Russ Artzt, co-founder of Computer Associates on the money saving strategies he employs for his business. 
  • Friday, September 30th
  • An Extremely Accurate Indicator

    00:49
    Joe Connolly says business owners are excellent indicators of how the economy is growing or slowing. You can find out what's going on in business and sales at the WCBS SCNB Small Business Breakfast on October 19th.
  • Wednesday, September 28th
  • Taking Full Advantage of Customer Surveys

    00:48
    Leen Nsouli of the NPD Group says the best way to get the most out of customer surveys is by asking very specific questions about your business.
  • Tuesday, September 27th
  • An Easy Way to Bring in New Customers

    00:46
    Leen Nsouli of the NPD Group on Long Island says a QR code can be a quick and easy way to bring in new customers when they're happy. 
  • Monday, September 26th
  • The 50 Employee Level

    00:51
    David Cingari, owner and founder of Soundview Catering, talks about the difficulties he's faced while growing his company, especially when it comes to hiring and human resources. 
  • Friday, September 23rd
  • You Can't Tell Who Will Work Out

    00:48
    Kevin Hickey of William Pitt Sotheby's Realty says you have to see a potential new employee for two to three days before you know how they'll work out. It's not all about the interview. 
  • Thursday, September 22nd
  • Take Every Opportunity to Pitch

    00:51
    Marina Mentzel, founder of urSwim, says if you get a chance to pitch your business you should always do it because it's a great chance to raise capital or get feedback.
  • Wednesday, September 21st
  • Listen to All the New Markets

    00:48
    Founder of urSwim Marina Mentzel talks about how her niche business grew by finding new markets.
  • Tuesday, September 20th
  • Service Over the Website

    00:51
    Founder of urSwim Marina Mentzel is another WCBS Small Business Breakfast speaker. She says she focused more on service than the website as her business was growing.
  • Monday, September 19th
  • He Speaks Your Language

    00:53
    Russ Artzt, co-founder of Computer Associates, is one of the speakers at the next WCBS Small Business Breakfast and Joe Connolly tells us why he thinks you'll enjoy hearing from him.
  • Friday, September 16th
  • The Best Thing About the WCBS Small Business Breakfast

    00:49
    Learning from other small business owners is what Joe Connolly says is the best thing about the WCBS Small Business Breakfast.
  • Wednesday, September 14th
  • The Next WCBS Small Business Breakfast Will be on Long Island!

    00:48
    Joe Connolly has the details on the next WCBS Small Business Breakfast, which will be on Long Island and will focus on the topic: Cutting Through the Chaos.

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