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SFS Minute 150: Focus, Focus, Focus

Chris Malta revels the only way to make money on your ecommerce site.


SFS Minute 149: Only ONE Way!

Chris Malta is one of the pioneers of e-commerce. His book eCommerce Scams shines a light on some of the worst of the net and those trying to scam you!


SFS Minute 148: Are the Markets Efficient?

Are markets efficient? James Nelson answers the question with a surprising answer.

SFS Minute 147: In Person Still Works!

We used to do business in person! James describes that in person meetings still work!


SFS Minute 146: Finding the Money

A new, creative way to find financing for that great deal you have!

SFS Minute 145: Why the Sale?

James says knowing the reason for the sale can be valuable info.

SFS Minute 145: Why the Sale?

James says knowing the reason for the sale can be valuable info.


SFS Minute 144: Choose the Focus

James Nelson, Author of ‘The Insider's Edge to Real Estate Investing,‘ discusses the importance of focusing on one sector of real estate.


SFSR Minute 143: Crash Ahead

Stas Grinberg has made a fortune owning apartments. He predicts the future of the real estate industry.


SFSR Minute 142: Brain Rewire

Scott Warrick describes how he rewired his brain and what we should do. Hint: Drink LOTS of water.


SFSR Minute 141: Credit for Renting

Lily Liu build the Pinata app to help apartment renters get the benefits of paying on time to build their credit.


SFSR Minute 140: Day Dreaming Debate

Sheles Wallace suggests that day dreaming is a key to success.


SFSR Minute 139: Aging Backwards

Harvard researcher Dr. David Sinclair is 53 but tests biologically as a 43-year-old. We share the 4 things he says we all must do to live longer.


SFSR Minute 138: Are You Willing to Sacrifice?

Hemant Vershney describes the early days when he couldn’t afford to pay his salary.


SFSR Minute 137: Nope Drink

Beth Ann Shaeffer is the entrepreneur behind the zero liquor Nope brand.


SFSR Minute 136: CollaborHate!

Dr. Deb Mashek is a collaboration expert and explains it can be better.


SFSR Minute 135: Building New Cultures

Todd Emaus is author of Scale without Losing Your Soul and an expert on building new business cultures.


SFSR Minute 134: Every Family Needs One

Wendy Sage Heyward is a family business expert and the Author of Own It.


SFS Minute 133: A Billionaire’s Thoughts

Billionaire John Catsimatidis gives advice on how to get rich!

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SFS Minute 132: Getting First Post-College Job

Beth Hendler-Grunt is an expert on getting your first job and author of The Next Great Step: The Parents' Guide to Launching Your New Grad into a Career.


SFS Minute 131: Truth with Your Gut

Trust Me Real Estate Expert Jeffrey Meshel, author of Trust Is a Double-Edged Sword: Trust Me, describes how to trust your gut.


SFS Minute 130: Guess Who’s Watching?

Wise Decisions Thru Science author Sheila Ohlsson Walker describes who is watching you!


SFS Minute 129: What Is Your Limiting Factor?

Victor Pena of OmniPrint describes what holds people back.


SFS Minute 128: Just One Thing!

Time management expert Jennifer Dawn gives great advice on how to organize your day.


SFS Minute 127: Life’s Intent

Coach Natasha Charles discusses the importance of intent in life and how to have it.


SFS Minute 126: Young Entrepreneurs

Silicon Valley VC Shuo Chen speaks about the current batch of entrepreneurs.


SFS Minute 125: IBM’s SkillsBuild

Justina Nixon-Saintil of IBM describes SkillsBuild, an incredible resource teaching anyone for free all the tech skills for a great career.


SFS Minute 124: Complaints Are a Gift

Dr. Janelle Barlow is a customer experience expert and her new book gives great advice on how to get serve your customers better.


SFS Minute 123: Lifetime Regret

Ksenia Yudina of uNest talks about avoiding the “regret for the rest of your life.”


SFS Minute 122: The Big 3

Jeremy Cotter, a former exec at Google and Meta, compares the 3 great entrepreneurs of our time.


SFS Minute 121: And Passion?

Passion is great. But is it directed in the right direction?


SFS Minute 119: Copy! The New R&D

Finding an idea for a business is the hard part. Or is it?


SFS Minute 118: Bad Bosses

Dr. Errol Pierre, author of The Way Up, talks about bad bosses and racism.


SFS Minute 117: AI Myths

Kavita Ganesan, author of The Business Case for AI, discusses the myths of AI.


SFS Minute 116: Do it!

Ethan Song, founder of Frank and Oak clothing company, discusses the action required to be an entrepreneur!


SFS Minute 115: Valentine's Love Advice

Steven Grasse describes how to succeed at love!


SFS Minute 114: I'm Long Human!

Anthony Iannarino is famous for his 'The Sales Blog,' a great resource for all things sales. He discusses the recent AI innovations and predicts the outcome.


SFS Minute 113: Be More Creative

Creativity thought leader Robin Landa describes an exercises to become more creative!


SFS Minute 112: Social Media Advice

Digital marketer Gary Geiman gives advice on the most important thing to be in your social media.


SFS Minute 111: Limited Resources

Assil Dayri, serial entrepreneur in Dubai and London, gives advice on getting started and limiting risk.


SFS Minute 110: 80% No is Great!

Jason Keck of Broker Buddha explains the entrepreneurial way of thinking. If only 80% say no, you are doing great!


SFS Minute 109: Riches in the Niches

Chad Price of Kettlebell Kings talks about the riches in the niches!


SFS Minute 108: Sales First

Anthony Hughes of Tech Elevator comments on entrepreneurs that focus on fundraising instead of sales and revenue.


SFS Minute 107: Saves for the Future

David Tamm of describes the new service. It captures videos of the ones you love for use years in the future.


SFS Minute 106: Recession by Design?

They tell us a recession in 2023 is a foregone conclusion. But the economy just grew at 3%! What is going on?


SFS Minute 105: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Cut

The Big Tech companies are cutting 10,000s of employees. A big chunk of the cut employees are coming from one department, the DEI groups.


SFS Minute 104: US Blood Supply Dangerously Low

Cliff Numark of, the largest non-profit independent blood supply, explains the current situation and asks for help.


SFS Minute 103: How Long Is a Book?

20-time Bestselling Author Steve Kidd explains how the length of a book impacts its success and readability.


SFS Minute 102: Adversity

Bill Murphy writes about how to survive adversity.


SFS Minute 101: Smart Collaboration

Harvard Law Prof Heidi Gardner describes the new model of Smart Collaboration and how to use it to solve your problems.


SFS Minute 100: Will Remote Work Survive?

McKenna Sweazey discusses the possibility of remote work in the future, and how it will be done right.


SFS Minute 99: Retail Returns on the Economy

Chris Homewood on how returns impact the economy and how he solves the problem.

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SFS Minute 98: Getting Through Tough Times

Speaker Fawn Germer on how to make it through tough, difficult times.


SFS Minute 97: Slow Is Better?

Sometimes it is better to grow slow according to James Harper.

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SFS Minute 96: Grow Sales by Caring

Ursula Mentjes describes the best way to grow your sales.


SFS Minute 95: Your Brain Lies

Mia Hewett on accountability and your brain.


SFS Minute 94: R&D as Copying

Dr. Travis Zigler on copying being a part of R&D in a new eyedrop.


SFS Minute 93: Deepak Ohri on Recruiting Michelin Starred Chefs

Deepak Ohri runs some of the top restaurants and hotels in the world. He speaks about how he gets all those Michelin stars…..


SFS Minute 92: Shruthi Rao on Being a POC in the Valley

Shruthi Rao worked as a VP at Amazon and other Silicon Valley tech companies. Her experiences as a person of color, a woman, and as a mom of 4 are very interesting.


SFS Minute 91: Reducing Inflammation and Pain

Cate Stillman explains how fasting can relieve chronic pain from inflammation.


SFS Minute 90: Climate restoration Makes Me Smile

Peter Fiekowsky just released a new book called Climate Restoration. It tells a very uplifting story!


SFS Minute 89:  What is a NPC?

You learn something from your kids all the time!


SFS Minute 88: The Definition of Entrepreneurship

The standard definition of entrepreneurship included creativity, risk and passion. And it is wrong!


SFS Minute 87: A Better New Problem

Jason Feifer, Editor of Entrepreneur Magazine, explains that change may lead to new problems. That may be bad, it be great!


SFS Minute 86: Quiet Quitters Have a History

Jason Feifer of Entrepreneur Magazine explains that quiet quitters have been around for a long time, its not new. They occur because of a perceived lack of advancement.


SFS Minute 85: Be Clear on the Core

Knowing the core value that your business offers is key, according to Jason Feifer.


SFS Minute 84: Change Can Be Good!

Jason Feifer talks about change, the New Year, and how change can impact.


SFS Minute 83: New Year's Resolutions or Not

We all make New Year's Resolutions and then break them a week later. Maybe there is a better idea....


SFS Minute 82: Heather Samarin on Resolutions

Heather Samarin is the Author Groundwork and a top product designer.


SFS Minute 81: Running Out of the Cloud

Cloud storage may actually be headed towards a shortage!


SFS Minute 80: The threat of ChatGPT

ChatGPT is a platform that actually threatens Google's way of business. It answers questions instead of providing a list of possible sources.


SFS Minute 79: Christmas Anxiety

Christmas is not easy fun for all. Many people dread the holidays. Some advice is offered.


SFS Minute 78: War on SMB

Carol Roth's new book talks about the federal, state, and local war against small businesses.


SFS Minute 77: Changes with Google Search

Jason Khoo explains big changes in Google desktop search results.


SFS Minute 76: Success after Failure

Jeremy Delk is author of Without a Plan.


SFS Minute 75: Copy Copy Copy

Heather Samarin is a product designer.


SFS Minute 74: Waze Founder Advice

Uri Levine, founder of Waze, talks about getting off the sofa.


SFS Minute 73: The Power of a Cold Call

Adam von Gootkin tells the story of cold calling the owners of the castle used in Downton Abbey TV show.


SFS Minute 72: Competition for Money

Rhea Wong, author of Get the Money, Honey, and a professional fund raiser talks about the availability of money.


SFS Minute 71: The Cost of Counterfeit Goods

Kathi Vidal is Under Secretary of Commerce for IP and speaks about the global cost of fake products.


SFS Minute 70: Growing your Numbers on LinkedIn

Tony Restell is owner of Social Hire and describes how to get lots of connections on LinkedIn, running a poll.


SFS Minute 69: Breathing Better

Dr. Katherine Tomasino is an expert of the connections between the brain and the gut. She describes how better breathing habits can help reduce stress.


SFS Minute 68: The Canary App

Canary App makes helping employees easier w Rachel Schneider


SFS Minute 67: Risk is NOT acting

Ben Leonard is an eCommerce Broker and discusses Risk


SFS Minute 66: High Ticket Sales

Stacey Hall and Selling from your Comfort Zone


SFS Minute 65: Better Leather

Stephanie Downs and Bioleather


SFS Minute 64: Geofencing Marketing

Justin Croxton explains geofencing marketing


SFS Minute 63: What To Do When Fired

Steven Sack, author of ''Fired!,'' explains how to get a better deal when you are fired.


SFS Minute 62: Legal Lemonade

Connor Boyack of Libertas fights for the little guy.


SFS Minute 61: Hack the Bureaucracy

Marina Nitze and Nick Sinai are authors of Hack the Bureaucracy.


SFS Minute 60: Bootstrap the Lawn

Bryan Clayton built Your Green Pal to $30 million in sales and bootstrapped it!


SFS Minute 59: New Products Come From ....

Bob Moetsa has developed 3500 products and explains how.


SFS Minute 58:  Uses your Gifts from God

Being Grateful is a Key to Happiness - From my list of things we should be Thankful for....


SFS Minute 57: Failure OK

Being Grateful is a Key to Happiness - From my list of things we should be Thankful for....


SFS Minute 56:  I Control

Being Grateful is a Key to Happiness - From my list of things we should be Thankful for....


SFS Minute 55: The World is Better Everyday

Being Grateful is a Key to Happiness - From my list of things we should be Thankful for....

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SFS Minute 54:  ExtraOrdinary Wealth

Being Grateful is a Key to Happiness - From my list of things we should be Thankful for....

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SFS Minute 53: Female Entrepreneurship In Africa

Sarah Dusek founded a Hotel + Leisure #1 Hotel in the World. She is now working with women in Africa to change a continent.


SFS Minute 52: Travel and the Environment

#1 hotel in the World founder Sarah Dusak on the impact of travel on the environment.


SFS Minute 51: Following your Passion - or Not?

Tom Lewis, one of the top builders in the US, addresses the idea of following your passion.


SFS Minute 50: Being a Great Parent

Builder Tom Lewis on being a great parent.


SFS Minute 49: Mindfulness as Good as Lexapro

A new study reported by JAMA says that mindfulness as Good as Lexapro for anxiety.


SFS Minute 48: The Most Important Habit

Sean Covey, son of author Stephen Covey, explains the most important of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.


SFS Minute 47: Activity vs. Productivity

Tough Love Juliet Funt Advisor explains the difference between activity and productivity, which is better, and how to get it.


SFS Minute 46: Helping Others Better

Devora Zack, CEO of Only Connect Consulting, Inc. and author of The Cactus and Snowflake at Work: How the Logical and Sensitive Can Thrive Side by Side, on the best way to help others.


SFS Minute 45: Better than Repeat Customers

Wayne Mullins of Ugly Mug Marketing explains that having a repeat customer is not enough. There is another step!


SFS Minute 44: Better LinkedIn Practices

Susan McPherson, Author of The Lost Art of Connecting: The Gather, Ask, Do Method for Building Meaningful Relationships, describes the biggest mistake people make on LinkedIn.


SFS Minute 43:  Millions of Risk Covered by Who?

Raghu Kilambi started a hydrogen auto fueling station company in California. Millions of startup expenses and that risk were covered by Carbon Credits guaranteed by the state.


SFS Minute 42: A Better Goal than Selling Lots of Books

David Hancock of Morgan James explains that selling a lot of books is great, but something else is better!


SFS Minute 41: Writing the Book Is the Easy Part

David Hancock, owner of Morgan James Publishing, explains that writing is 10% and marketing the book is 110%!


SFS Minute 40: The Importance of Systems

Joe Sanok of Thursday is the New Friday discusses how owner must have systems.


SFS Minute 39: Xbox Builders Favorite Game

Robbie Bach, the former President of Microsoft and the guy behind the Xbox, shares his surprising gaming habits.


SFS Minute 38: A Risk Free, Zero Creativity Business

John Wilker of explains how pallet flipping can be a great business that costs nothing to start.


SFS Minute 37: Leadership from Biz Book of the Year

Faisel Hoque won the Globee Award for best business book of the year. This is his advice on leadership.


SFS Minute 36: Adversity Leads to Opportunity

Faisel Hoque won the Globee Award for best business book of the year. This is his advice on opportunity.


Episode 35: Cloud Computing Replaced by the Edge

Rafael Umann explains how edge computing is better than the cloud. and why.


Episode 34: Learning to Deal with the Snowflakes

Chris de Santis just released a book called, ''Why I Find You Irritating: Navigating Generational Friction at Work.'' In it, he explains how to keep Millennial employees happy.


Episode 33: The Trick to Finding a Job

Amy Feind Reeves gives the best job search advice ever.


Episode 32: Frank O'Connell on Motorcycles and Entrepreneurship

Frank O'Connell was president of HBO and Reebok and CEO of Indian Motorcycles.


Episode 31: Transparent Sales and Leaders

In the Transparent Sales Leader, Todd Caponi argues for transparency in all.


Episode 30: Amazon and Small Business

Leslie Hensell of Riverbend Consulting explains the role of small business in Amazon's success.


Episode 29: Solutions for Overwork

John Jonas built to allow entrepreneurs to hire from the Philippines for as little as $450 a month.


Episode 28: Riches in the Niches

Hollywood Super Agent Marc Guss explains how the expression ''There is riches in the niches'' applies to his career.


Episode 27: Thousands of Small Biz Deductions Not Used's Doug Ludlow talks about the amazing number of federal, state and local tax deductions designed for small business.


Episode 26: Split the Pie Win-Win Negotiations

Dr. Barry Nalebuff of Yale and a co-founder of Honest Tea explains how negotiation rules can produce a Win-Win.


Episode 25: Just How Hard Is the Startup?

Les McKeown, author of Predictable Success, started 42 businesses and explains how hard the first stage of a startup really is.


Episode 24: The Elevator Pitch Is Dead

Pitch expert John Livesay explains why the elevator pitch is dead and what will replace it.


Episode 23: How to Improve your Emotional Intelligence

Carolyn Stern talks about emotional intelligence and making friends with our emotions. What can we do to control our feelings?


Episode 22: Ken Blanchard of the One Minute Manager talks about servant leadership.

One of the top 25 selling authors of all time, Ken Blanchard explains the two parts of servant leadership, vision and goals and then turning the pyramid upside down.


Episode 21: Redfin Founder: Anyone can be an entrepreneur!

David Selinger, the founder of real estate site Redfin, said I was right! He agreed with our show thesis that anyone can be an entrepreneur!


Episode 20: Getting a Second Opinion after Bad News from the Doctor

VC Susan Choi says that 95% of medical diagnoses are changed on second opinion!


Episode 19: Jackie Reses on Creating a Company Culture

Company culture expert and former Square C level exec Jackie Reses says it is never too early to start designing the type of culture you want.


Episode 18: Goodwill Providing Job Skills Training

Goodwill is a great place to donate used items. But, now they are also providing training programs to help customers get better jobs, explains CEO Steve Preston.


Episode 17: Covey's New Leadership Style

NYTimes best selling author Stephen Covey explains the trust and inspire leadership style.


Episode 16: Lori Garver from NASA on What is Cool

Lori Garver was Deputy Administrator of NASA for just under a decade. She knows cool and I asked what is the coolest thing she saw.....


Episode 15: Failure Can Be Key to Success

We all hate to fail, but if you choose to learn from it, it can be the best thing to happen to you. Norman Bacal, an entertainment Super Lawyer and Author of Take Charge: Rewire your mind for success, speaks about failure leading to success in his life.


Episode 14: Sales After the Pandemic

Everything, including sales, changed due to the pandemic. Ryan Dohrn, Emmy winner and sales strategist, explains that emotion is replacing knowledge in purchasing decisions.


Episode 13: Diversity Leads to More Sales

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are leading to better sales presentations and more sales. Donald Thompson of The Diversity Movement shares that diverse teams close 15% more deals.


Episode 12: Low Code Programming Easy and Cheap

Programming careers are safe and lucrative, but it can take decades to learn the skills. A new programming platform called Low Code by Appian changes all of that. It allows fast, easy development of applications and can be learned much faster than other languages. It uses visual, point and click elements to standardize many application pieces. Most apps need a sign-in feature, so it was standardized. Just grab it on the screen and throw it into your app.


Episode 11: Can Entrepreneurs Save the World?

We all want a clean environment. Peter Fiekowsky writes in his new book 'Climate Restoration' that existing technology can restore CO2 levels to pre-industrial levels! He describes 3 businesses already making money by cleaning the environment! Very exciting.


Episode 10: How Much Does It Cost to Start a Business?

You may think you need to double mortgage your house to start a business. In fact, most entrepreneurs spend a lot less than you think!


Episode 9: Where New Business Ideas Come From

Did you ever wonder where a business owner got their great idea? According to the London School of Economics, 93% of new businesses get their idea by copying someone's idea. They copy, borrow, and steal!


Episode 8: The Why Myth

Is your WHY import? What if you don't know what your WHY is?


Episode 7: The Landscaper and Risk

Getting a job at a Fortune 500 company would seem like a great, safe, risk free life. It would certainly be safer than starting something risky like a landscaping company, right? In this Minute, we discuss the risk associated with two paths: entrepreneurship and the safety of a big time job.


Episode 6: The Cars of Millionaires

You assume that millionaires would drive only the best cars! Well, they do drive the best..... trucks! The most popular car for American millionaires is the Ford F150 Pickup! And 37% drive used cars.