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The Small Business Success Podcast, by Infusionsoft

The journey to success in small business is long and difficult—don’t go it alone. Join Infusionsoft co-founders Clate Mask (CEO) and Scott Martineau, two of the most respected names in small business, for an open and real conversation about what it takes to achieve the business growth you’re looking for. They’ll share triumphs, failures, and lessons learned in their 15-year journey from struggling entrepreneurs to executive leaders of a multimillion-dollar software company. Additional entrepreneurs from around the world join the dialogue to share small business tips and business inspiration. This podcast is dedicated to the brave, passionate professionals leading the charge for small business success everywhere in the world.
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Feb 22, 2017

It took an FBI agent appearing at John Jantsch’s office for him to rethink his target market (the agent wasn’t interested in him, but in a client). But Duct Tape Marketing has thrived, and its founder John Jantsch talks to Clate and Scott about managing a business where all employees are remote, tools to help foster communication between people who aren’t together, why duct tape is like Chuck Norris, and how to be intentional about growth.

 

Grow your business with purpose with our 2017 Strategic Planning Kit.

 

Mentioned in this episode:

The Wealth of Nations” by Adam Smith

Built to Last” by Jim Collins

Good to Great” by Jim Collins

Asana

Basecamp

Slack

Feb 15, 2017

How do you interview, say, a software developer for your business when you don’t know the first thing about, well, anything that has to do with that job? The stakes are high, especially for your first few hires.

Back by popular demand, Infusionsoft hiring partner Lauren Borgeson talks with Clate and Scott about exactly how to evaluate candidates who have skillsets completely different from your own. Here are her suggestions:

  • Online assessments like a Myers Briggs assessment or https://tests4geeks.com
  • Leaning on your network and asking them to be part of the interview process
  • Giving candidates projects or tests that align with what they’d be doing for you

Learn more about Infusionsoft’s culture: https://www.infusionsoft.com/about/culture

Plus, check out these articles that Lauren wrote for the Infusionsoft Knowledge Center:

3 Hiring Tips for Your Small Business

Three Tips to Make a Sales Hire That Aligns to Your Culture

Want more hiring tips? Check out our Sales Team Hiring Guide and our Hiring Kit!



Feb 8, 2017

David Finkel started Maui Mastermind not because he had to - he had already grown and sold a coaching business - but because he wanted to help small business founders grow their business to operate independently of them. He talks to Clate and Scott about losing staff and clients, narrowing your focus and handing off ownership of key functions and responsibilities.

Grow your business with purpose with our 2017 Strategic Planning Kit.

Mentioned in this episode:

Build a Business Not a Job!” by David Finkel and Stephanie Harkness

Elite Mastermind

Check out this and other episodes at smallbusinesssuccess.com.

Feb 1, 2017

One of the biggest, most persistent challenges small business owners face is finding - and hiring - good talent. So Clate and Scott talked to Lauren Borgeson, a hiring partner at Infusionsoft, to talk about the tools and resources that you can use to help you find and hire the best people.

Here are the resources that Lauren shared:

Online resources:

Facebook groups, CraigslistTwitterMonsterStartUp HireIndeedLinkedIn groups

Networking groups, meetup.com, and referrals

Plus, check out these articles that Lauren wrote for the Infusionsoft Knowledge Center:

3 Hiring Tips for Your Small Business

Three Tips to Make a Sales Hire That Aligns to Your Culture

Want more hiring tips? Check out our Sales Team Hiring Guide and our Hiring Kit!

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