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003 Small Business Financing, Operations and the Start-up Company

Released on Tuesday, March 31, 2009

This month, we met two ABC members and heard how they took the risk of starting their own business and how it paid off. Up first though, we talked to the regional head of the U.S. Small Business Administration about how the government can help small businesses secure financing and get free advice on improving their operations.

Episode Guests
Judith Roussel
Acting Region 5 Administrator of the US Small Business Administration
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Anita L. Barton (ABC Member)
Founder and Owner of Crafty Me Yarns
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Jeffery Toney (ABC Member)
Bestway Mortgage
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This episode of America’s Best Small Business Podcast is sponsored by Liberty Mutual. Visit Liberty Mutual on the web or call Tim Spellman at 800-306-8033 ext 56925 to receive a discount.

 

 

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002 Succeed in Uncertain Times While Staying Healthy

Released on Friday, February 27, 2009

This month we learn how small businesses can succeed in these uncertain times and get some tips on how to stay healthy at the same time.

Episode Guests
Lauren Dixon, Founder & CEO, Dixon Schwable Advertising [Rochester, NY]
Tracy Kellner, ABC Member and Owner of Provenance Food & Wine [Chicago, IL]
Ann-Louise Gittleman, Nutritionist and Weight Loss Expert

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This episode of America’s Best Small Business Podcast is sponsored by Lenovo. Visit the Lenovo website via this link or call 1-800-426-7235 (option 1, ext 3598) to take advantage of the discounts available. Free shipping on all web orders!

 

 

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001 Banking Locally, Larger Competition and Customer Interaction

Released on Tuesday, January 20, 2009

In this episode we heard some personal stories and advice on how small businesses can better bank locally, compete against large corporations and improve their interactions with customers.

Episode Guests
John Cates owner of Broadway Cafe and Roastery
Jim Tracy president here at America’s Best Companies
Catherine Austin Fitts president  at Solari, former Assistant Secretary of Housing
Dr. Ron Hira Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Rochester Institute of Technology

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This episode of America’s Best Small Business Podcast is sponsored by ADP. Call the America's Best Companies / ADP Hotline at 866.858.4046 to receive a discount.

 

 

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