Learn from successful entrepreneurs, CEOs, executives and business leaders as they share their experiences, insight and tips. Topics include marketing, management, mentoring, money and many others. Improve your business by listening to this business series from SCORE, with Dennis Zink as your host.

The processes, policies and circumstances of bank loans have been changing rapidly with the growth of technology  Dennis Zink chats with Ty Kiisel, small business expert, author and representative of online lender OnDeck, to understand the changes and how they might apply to your small business

Direct download: Episode_43_-_Small_Business_Loans.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:29am EST

Managing cash flow is one of the primary responsibilities of a business owner. In the case of retail businesses, inventory typically drives expenses, which in turn drives cash needs. Jami Schwartz of Kabbage, an online lender, and Allison Boswell, a retail consultant with Reedy Consulting, join Dennis Zink and Fred Dunayer to discuss how a business owner can use their internal information and external resources as necessary to properly manage their cash flow.

 

 

Direct download: Episode_42_-_Cash_Flow_and_Inventory_Control.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:46pm EST

What should a business person do in the event of an emergency or disaster?  Peter Hedberg of the Hiscox Insurance Company joins Dennis Zink and Fred Dunayer to discuss the actions you should take and what you should expect from your insurance provider. 

Direct download: 41_Insurance_-_Emergencies_and_Disasters.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:35am EST

In our continuing discussion of insurance for businesses, Peter Hedberg of Hiscox rejoins Dennis Zink and Fred Dunayer to explain the types of insurance available to businesses, along with some understanding of when and how to file claims.

Direct download: Episode_40_-_Types_of_Insurance_and_Filing_Claims.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27am EST

While all entrepreneurs take risks, some risks are best transferred to others.  Peter Hedberg, an executive with the Hiscox Insurance Company, discusses with Dennis Zink and Fred Dunayer the kinds of risks that insurance companies cover and what you can expect in terms of services and costs.

Direct download: 39_-_Business_Insurance_101.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:58am EST

Getting your message across requires more than just talking or typing content.  In this episode J. Robert (Bob) Parkinson, executive communications coach, author and newspaper columnist, shares his expertise on the subject of interpersonal communications with Dennis Zink and Fred Dunayer.

Direct download: Episode_38_-_Communicating_Effectively_in_the_Workplace.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:06am EST

Creating a brand image is an essential element of marketing communications.  Dennis Zink and Fred Dunayer are joined by Steve Smith of Consonant Custom Media to discuss best practices and policies in the creation of a brand identity.

Direct download: Episode_37_-_Branding.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be tough for business persons and those around them.  97-year-old author and entrepreneur Sylvia Goldman sits down with Dennis Zink and Fred Dunayer to discuss theories and techniques designed to keep us healthy in mind and body.

Direct download: Episode_36_-_Living_Thin_and_Stress_Free.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:13am EST

Matching your communication style to that of your customer will profoundly affect your ability to close sales.  Dennis Zink and Fred Dunayer chat with Mike Lewis, author of The Sales Bridge and a SCORE mentor, to understand the various personality types and communication styles that can improve your ability to sell your products and services.

Direct download: Episode_35_-_The_Sales_Bridge.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:45pm EST

Rapid and reliable access to documents can have a profound impact on the productivity of your business.  Steve Feldstein, Director of Marketing – SMB Laser & Scanner Products for Brother, Inc., Dennis Zink and Fred Dunayer discuss the basics of selecting and using document management systems.

Direct download: Episode_34_-_Document_Management.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:11pm EST