Michael Ashley of Michael Ashley Publishing shares his tricks of the trade to tell great stories for business.
A bestselling author and former Disney screenwriter, Michael has ghost-written books in multiple sectors. A regular contributor to Forbes, his content company focuses on raising the profile of brands through the power of storytelling.
Adam Treiger believes that small business is the main building block of society. Adam practices at the intersection of business law and employment law. Host, Joel Volk, and his guest, Adam share some great stories with words of wisdom. Adam has a unique perspective on the world of small business and shares his thoughts in this rich dialogue.
Joseph Francisco, of Friendly Shoes, was inspired to solve more types of footwear challenges than any other shoe technology. His start-up shoe company makes fitted shoes simpler and easier to put on, and more enjoyable to wear. His journey of learning to be a CEO from an Occupational Therapist makes for a fascinating interview.
Mickie Kennedy of eReleases.comcomes from a multi-faceted background in literature, providing businesses the reason and know-how to get heard in the public eye. Joel Volk of Hot Dog Business Growth learns of Mickie's experience working with the newswire and the unique challenges that comes with running a team in this field.
Tim Gallagher, of 101BusinessCoach.com, is a problem solver with an incredible reputation. Leading his network as a Vistage Chair, he shares his experience with CEOs and business leaders to help them succeed in a collaborative and nurturing setting.
Melissa Kwan of eWebinar bootsrapped three companies to success while traveling the world as a digital nomad.
Her story reflects her belief that her work should never come at the cost of living one's life to the fullest.
40 - Coaching Mr. Thrive | Nick Warner, Nick Warner Consulting & Chaz Volk | Mr. Thrive Media
Joel Volk, of Hot Dog Business Growth, and Nick Warner, of Nick Warner Consulting, coach Chaz Volk of Mr. Thrive Media, to help him develop his business plan for 2022. Together they discover unique ways to monetize his virtual networking group for artists and entertainment professionals.ng today. Plus much more.
41. Ben Skeat, ImageSource USA, Secrets to Sales Success
(Hint - Not really a Secret)
Ben Skeat trains the most successful Technology Sales team in the United States! His emphasis of removing the sales professional's ego from the experience is the foundation of his team's success. Joel Volk of Hot Dog Business Growth reflects with Ben his shared experiences, success and how it relates to his business growth counseling today. Plus much more.
42 Jason Flame
Moorpark Karate & Krav Maga
Being a kick @ss mentor isn't easy! Jason Flame of Moorpark Karate and Krav Maga has led generations of young students to finding their path in the world of martial arts. He has subliminally impacted the well-being of many in their personal lives as well. Jason shares his most endearing experiences with Joel Volk of Hot Dog Business Growth expanding on the business of a martial arts studio and how he turned his dojo into one-of-a-kind.
37. Zig Where Others Zag | Paul Laredo, iNX Commercial Cleaning Solutions
Paul Laredo is a self made man who shares the uniqueness of his business and how that allowed him to grow beyond the struggles that all small business owner faces. He shares his experiences with Joel Volk of Hot Dog Business Growth and exchanges important lessons that all businesses owners must know!
38 - The Sweetest Job | Will Lydgate, Lydgate Farms
Will Lydgate makes the aloha life of Hawaii a whole lot sweeter with his guided tours at Lydgate Farms. Joel Volk of Hot Dog Business Growth picks the brain of Will and how he's able to turn a business's service into an experience.
39 - From Entertainment to Ethics | Jay Rosen, Affiliated Monitors, inc.
Jay Rosen of Affiliated Monitors, inc comes armed with a colorful career ranging from entertainment to business development, discussing the multi-faceted world of ethics. Joel Volk of Hot Dog Business Growth builds a rapport focusing on the common theme of finding what you value most from work and personal life.
34. Chris Passmore, Martini Partners
Hybrid Workforces...Here to Stay
When a business goes hybrid, they are allowing their adaptable workforce to work from the office and their home. This dynamic is an adjustment to the pandemic, which Chris Passmore of Martini Partners is no stranger to. He joins Joel Volk of Hot Dog Business Growth to discuss how this is possible along with challenges they triumphed above as a team.
35. Coopertition | Janice Miller, Miller Haga Law Group,
Janice has spent her career facing quite a bit of competition. She has mastered her niche by seeing opportunity with her competitors and finding ways to make all parties happy. With her new book Coopertition Janice explores the ways that competitors can become your greatest allies when seeking referrals. Joel Volk of Hot Dog Business Growth takes a deep dive into their shared experiences and the ways this can be achieved.
36. Janine Holman - J and J Consulting
DEI Is as good for business as is is for the community
Janine Explains in a truly "aha Moment" how to make Diversity Equity and Inclusion a solid business growth plan for all sized companies.
31. Michael Gordon
Sales is Not a Dirty Word
Sandler Training Calabassas
Are you one of the companies that fails to train its sales staff? Michael Gordon of Sandler Training explains how expert level psychology and presentation help him and his clients not appear as a sales people. Joel Volk of Mercury Document Imaging and Michael discuss how their worlds relate in the discussion of sales.
32. Mike Fox
M&M Paper Company
Mike Fox is no stranger to needing to adapt. As an office supply provider, M&M Paper Company stands the test of time by staying flexible and necessary for businesses across California. Mike Fox joins Joel Volk of Mercury Document Imaging to tell his stories and what makes him so capable of change when it's necessary.
33. Nick Guglielmo, Fisherman's Catch
Keep it Simple, Work Hard |
Nick Guglielmo works hard to put food on the table. Not just for his family but for his hungry customers at the iconic Fisherman's Catch. Nick shares with Joel Volk that there are no secrets to his expert-level ethic towards getting the job done and building his successful reputation.
28. Dina Braverman
Organizing Concepts and Designs
The Business of OCD
Dina has OCD and with her special trait, capitalizes on it to organize spaces, clean clutter, and seal memories forever. Joel Volk learns of this unique but needed field along with unique cases that turned into success stories.
29. Barry Cohn
Barry Cohn of Jorgensen HR talks about the principles and values that guided his continuing success in business and life.
Joel Volk digs deep into the value-driven world of Barry's ethic and how it has amounted to his success.
30. Michael Puldy
Puldy Resiliency Partners
Business disruption can occur from many threats... There are many things leadership can do to prevent this from happening. Expert, Michael Puldy shares his process and some amazing stories with host Joel Volk
27. Kathy Yamaguchi
Epique Equestrian LLC
Mud & Buds LLC
Kathy is a serial entrepreneur whose values and lifestyle is inspired by her parents' upbringing and work ethic.
Joel Volk sits with her to discuss the challenges her parents and heritage had and how business balanced that unique American narrative.
26. Kevin Berson
Seapoint Business Advisors
80% of businesses are not ready for sale.
Most business owners are seeking an offer
Kevin is an expert is getting your business ready for acquisition.
This will be a Don't Miss Episode
25. Shana Elsen - Top This Chocolate
Following her dreams to leave corporate law and launch a new exciting business,
Shana shares her journey.
Hers is a sweet story we can all learn from!
24 - I Need More Clients | Jason Ciment, Get Visible
SEO and Web Marketing discussed with a variety of fast paced issues facing business.
23 - From Victim to Victor | Gregg Garfield, Chip In and Card Connect
n March 2020, Gregg Garfield became patient zero of the covid 19 pandemic. With symptoms so severe, doctors gave Gregg a 1% chance of survival while he barely hung on to life at St. Joseph's Hospital in Burbank. Joel Volk starts season 2 of SmallBizCast by talking with one of the greatest success stories to come out of this pandemic!
22 - 2021 Employment Law Updates with David De Castro | Season 2 Sneak Peak
We're back! David De Castro of De Castro and Morrow LLP sits with host, Joel Volk, to discuss the developments of 2021 employment law - a resource all business owners should be aware of. Stay tuned! Sneak peaks from season 2 are at the end.
Hello Small Business Warriors. You all have made our first season such an incredibly rewarding experience. I want to thank the entrepreneurs and guests who gave my show a chance. You provided me with such effective feedback. Thank you! In this first season we've explored a unique collection of interests and plan to explore new sectors of the market along with exciting personal stories of these entrepreneurs. We'll debut Season 2 in the first week of February. And remember... HOTDOG! It's a wonderful life!
This promising start up business owner speaks with business coach and podcast host, Joel Volk, to talk about the creative media world that TYC Picture & Post House aims to dominate! Takiya Coley is an up and coming business owner sparking opportunities to a wide variety of businesses and productions across the country.
THELITTLEBUNN was a realization of something missing within the stoner community. Kayleigh Gall fixed the problem by providing cute feminine merchandise. Utilizing her talents and her amazing personality, she has been riding the viral wave of TikTok while growing her completely online business!
Ever had that billion dollar idea and wondered, "Now What?" Eric Paul Rose, of Pinnacle Product Innovation is the to go guy that shares the "3 Keys to Successful New Products" along with the behind-the-scene lore of some of the world’s most influential products. Give it a listen and share with your colleagues if you like what you hear.
Do you think you could handle the grand scope of business that the wine industry covers? It's not as relaxed as you think. Combine agriculture, science, retail, and customer service and you get only a fraction of the daily routine Justin Tooley of Broken Earth Winery has to tackle. Join Joel Volk and guest co-host Cliff Scott of the Scott Group, as they learn about the mind-boggling industry behind this cherished luxury.
Host, Joel Volk, sits with Daniel Rosenberg to discuss the unorthodox (or Orthodox) upbringings of building a business out of ethically constructed BDSM products. Alora is a "Sexual Wellness Product" startup navigating a variety of obstacles while focusing on making the world a better place!
Danny Davis - Pearl CBD
Danny's ability to avoid problems before they present themselves give him the edge in marketing his unique CBD business. So many new nuggets that your head will rattle
I think you'll love this episode!
SPECIAL - Saving Nigel
Attorney Janice Miller, CPA, Steven Geller and The Business Fox, Nancy Fox help "Nigel" turn his one-person company to a scalable, sellable, profit making company
Asher Dahan, Problem Solver, Tech Genious took his brainstorm idea and built a a thriving enterprise. Block RansomewWare is the solution businesses all over the workd need. Ashertells his story!
Nancy Fox IS The Business Fox.
Her cunning strategies that teach business owners and professionals to stand out and use focus on the "RIGHT opportunities are smart, fascinating and fun!
Social Media is more important now than ever before. Learn the Hows and Whys of Successful Social Media Marketing with Sharyn and Hank Yuloff... Their fascinating back story and some free gifts too!
Why The Long Face SmallBizCast Heroes?
Darren Perlmutter of Healthy Pet shares his secrets for retail success during tough times like these. Darren's 4-unit pet shop, HealthyPet is thriving and we discuss how and why? So buck up Pilgrim and listen.
Marketing Strategist and Messaging Guru...Cliff Scott of The Scott Group.
He's so good, If the IRS engaged Cliff, you'd want to pay more taxes!
Tell us what you think!
Not only did Expert Bill Saleebey write the book on Business Networking, he wrote 2 and recorded 1. He is the preeminent expert on the Do's and Don'ts... We share stories of how to stay relevant, what works and what doesn't . Bill's wit, charm, wisdom and humor are on full display.
We welcome your feedback!!
Covid-19 has struck a blow to Small Business like no other. This very important episode of SmallBizCast is a must for anyone managing their team remotely. How do you maintain the company culture, create incentive and accountability - Listen and share this episode. It's very important!
Labor Law - A Laughing matter
Want to share some laughs? Meet Renee Noy of WorkWise Law, PC in Calabasas. https://workwiselaw.com/
Together Renee and I workshop questions about vacation, wage and hour questions and the hilarious legal world of the Independent Contractor Law changes sweeping the US in
Meet Michael Weintraub - AfterRetail.com
Michael's journey from a specialty retail store to a trendsetting web merchant is fascinating and inspiring. Michael and I share (some of ) his wisdom and secrets in Episode-2...
Meet Roland Crane, Vistage Chair as he premiers in Epsiode-1
Business Secret Sauce!
Why Small Business Needs
Founded by our host, Joel Volk, Hot Dog fuels growth for businesses and professional services through leadership, executive counseling, strategic planning, consulting, marketing, and customer service training. Our expert team members are matched to our clients based on their real-world experience and subject matter expertise in a wide variety of industries. With a strong emphasis on open communication and through clear goals and objectives, the Hot Dog team collaborates with our clients through the entire process, there is nothing we relish more than being a part of assisting our client’s achieve success. JV@JoVoPro.com