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The Business Credit and Financing Show

The Business Credit and Financing Show is produced by Credit Suite and hosted by Ty Crandall, business credit expert and best-selling author of Perfect Credit and Business Credit Decoded. Each week we talk about the business growth strategies that matter most to entrepreneurs. Listen in as we discuss the secrets to getting credit cards, loans, and credit lines to start and grow your business, even when you think you can’t get financing at a bank. And enjoy as we talk with seasoned business owners, coaches, influencers, and industry leaders on a variety of business growth strategies from how to market, hire, scale, increase revenue and profit, and the nuts and bolts of running a highly successful business. Listeners leave every 30-60-minute episode with actionable information you can use to start, grow, and fund a highly profitable business.
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Now displaying: October, 2017
Oct 31, 2017

Fresh out of undergrad, Christos Shepherd started – and later sold – Air Thalassa, a Greek airline. He went on to help governments and entrepreneurs in Africa to start airlines of their own. And during a stint at JetBlue, he launched award-winning products like Mint, Americas first-ever lie-flat experience.

Born in Jamaica but given a Greek name, raised in London but now living in New York, married to a Nigerian and learning Chinese, Christos story spans the world. He fronted his own TV show in China, wrote for The Economist, and last year got an MBA from Stanford.

These days, Christos is a co-founder at Campfire, a revolutionary audio app that pays users to ask great questions to their favorite experts, celebrities, and podcasters. Besides eliciting and sharing intimate audio stories, users can donate their earnings to their favorite charities. On Campfire, social media does social good.

 

During This Show We Discuss…

What the process to start an airline is really like

How to raise venture capital to fund your business

Influential projects at JetBlue that Christos was involved in, and where he got his ideas

What it was like to be part of the team that designed one of JetBlue’s signature comfort features

Important lessons learned when working in the airline industry that are applicable to other industries

When to know if it makes sense to seek out venture capital

Things about venture capital that most people don’t know, until they learn the hard way

What Campfire is and how does it work

The types of icons using Campfire now

The personal favorite questions that have been asked on Campfire

Things that can help social media deliver a more positive experience

Of the 100 countries Christos has traveled to, which ones are his favorite and why

What it was like traveling to North Korea

Graduating from Stanford, some things they don’t teach in business school that they should

And much more...

Oct 24, 2017

Dr. Glenn Livingston is a psychologist whose previous companies have sold more than $30,000,000+ in consulting to Fortune 500 firms such as Novartis, American Express, AT&T, Whirlpool, Panasonic, Lipton, Kraft, Bausch and Lomb, and Nabisco. You may have also seen his companys work and/or theories in The NY Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Sun Times, The New York Daily News, Crains NY Business, Bloomberg Radio, ABC or CBS radio, UPN or WGN TV, and numerous other high profile periodicals and shows.  For the past ten years, Dr. Livingston has focused on helping small businesses and entrepreneurs with sustainable growth and marketing strategies.

During This Show We Discuss…

Why a business, even a new business, should have a merchant account

The amount of business can be lost if someone does not accept credit cards

The factors to merchant providers look at for approval and the rates you should pay

Where small to medium sized businesses leave money on the table which COULD easily be picked up

How to find your hidden assets that most business owners ignore that when tapped into, can help you grow faster

Why it is important to know who your perfect customer really is

The types of factors that should be included in a good avatar

Common threats to business expansion which virtually no business is prepared to manage effectively

The pillars that most small businesses overlook when they are trying to engineer a growth spurt

The best ways to leverage referrals and strategic alliances

How to get traffic and leads

The best tactics to help make sales

Why branding is important

And much more...

Oct 17, 2017

Dave Sanderson is an inspirational survivor, speaker, and author. His thoughts on leadership have made him an internationally sought-out speaker.  When US Airways Flight 1549, or “The Miracle on the Hudson,” ditched into the Hudson River on January 15, 2009, Dave Sanderson knew he was exactly where he was supposed to be.

The last passenger off the back of the plane on that fateful day, he was largely responsible for the well-being and safety of others, risking his own life in frigid water to help other passengers off the plane.

Despite the hazards to himself, Sanderson thought only of helping others and emerged from the wreckage with a mission: to encourage others to do the right thing. Today, he travels the globe sharing his inspirational and motivational leadership messages to help people make a difference in how they do business and live their lives

 

During This Show We Discuss…

A walk through of the events of the plane crash on the Hudson

What made Dave decide to stay and help, versus run for the exit

What made Dave think that was the “right thing” to do

The kind of business training that allowed him to do what he did that day

How that moment has defined his life

Some people go into PTSD when faced with a crisis situation, but Dave experienced growth.  How that happened

The biggest self-realizations from the event that changed Dave

Things that others should appreciate in life that Dave didn’t realize until the accident

The biggest lessons that find apply to business form that day

The lessons learned about managing mindset during crisis

The key for someone to develop their inner hero

What it was like working for years for Tony Robbins

The biggest lessons learned from Tony

And much more...

Oct 10, 2017

You can get credit for your business EIN that is not linked to your personal SSN with no personal credit check or personal guarantee.  To get started, you first need to know how to setup your initial credit profile with the three biggest business credit reporting agencies.

You will discover:

The basic steps you will need to take to setup your initial business before you start obtaining business credit and getting setup with the reporting agencies

6 things that report on your Experian and Equifax business credit reports that you should know about… and why most credit issuers use Experian to make credit issuing decisions

How to conduct a free search with Experian to see if you have a report established with them now… and how you can be issued a failing business credit score even if you have no trade lines reporting now

The exact process to check your business with Experian, and establish your initial credit profile and score so you can get approved for high-limit business credit card accounts and loans

2 requirements that Experian has to establish your initial report… and how you can have your business credit report established if you only meet one of these requirements

A look at multiple Experian commercial credit reports so you can see what failing scores and reports look like versus lendable scores and reports

Where Dun & Bradstreet gets their data from and how it reports on your commercial credit reports

How to conduct a free search with D&B to see if you have a report now… and how to get setup with them if you are not already

The exact process to setup your business credit report with D&B and how to get your D-U-N-S number at no cost

3 ways to establish your initial credit with D&B quickly… and how to get access to $150,000 in unsecured financing within 3 weeks in the process

The first step to take to initially establish business credit with Equifax Commercial… and a walk-through of the process to setup your initial report

1 thing that can cause you to have a credit report established with Equifax… even if you have no tradelines reporting now

And much more…

During this event, we will walk you through the exact process to see if you have reports established with D&B, Experian, and Equifax Commercial now, and the steps to take to get established if you are not already.

Oct 3, 2017

Entrepreneur, speaker and writer Pia Silva is a partner and brand strategist at Worstofall Design where they build "Badass Brands without the BS" for 1-3 person service businesses in 1-3 day intensives. She is a Forbes contributor and has spoken at a host of entrepreneurial organizations including Goldman Sach s 10,000 small businesses, The Chamber of Commerce, Squarespace, and We Work. Her company was named top "10 Design Firms Lead By Young People That Are Changing the Way We Look at the World" by Complex.  Her upcoming book Badass Your Brand: Impatient Entrepreneur s Guide to Turning Expertise into Profit launches March 16th, 2017.

 

During This Show We Discuss…

What “branding” means for solopreneurs and small businesses selling their services

How someone can build a brand that stands out from the competition

How important a mission statement, or truly knowing the reason your business exists, is to branding

How important it is for a company to truly understand their Unique Selling Proposition 

How important it is to set clear goals and know where your business is headed

How important a company s name is in building a badass brand

How to get out of the rat race of constantly hunting for clients, and start attracting high paying clients you really want to attract

How important social media is to branding

Things that really make a brand stand out against the competition

How important the design aspect of a brand, colors, look and feel of logo, truly is to a brand

How important having a clear message is to branding

How a well-established brand helps with establishing credibility for a company

How it is possible to build a brand that sells itself without needing to do a lot of selling

How much more money a well-branded company can charge versus one that s not well branded

How a company chooses what fees they really should charge

How to build a badass brand on a budget

The 3 most important pieces of advice for people starting their own business to build a badass brand

And much more...

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