Ever had something so unusual happen to you that you weren’t sure how to respond? Well it happened to me on January 24 when I received a call from Hannah Brantingham at radio station 105.5FM and Money 2.0.
Hannah introduced herself as the Marketing Director for the station and wanted to know if I had an interest to host a one hour weekly radio show on 105.5FM and Money 2.0 each Tuesday at 10.00am.
After a lot of thought and deciding if I had the time and willingness to move out of my comfort zone, I said yes. So please join me each Tuesday at 10.00 am on radio station 105.5FM and their specific segment Money 2.0.
The show will feature what I have been doing for over 32 years; anything that affects a small business owner and helping them be successful whether to start their own business, buy an existing business or buy the rights to a franchise. Of course it also includes helping them to successfully sell their business including a business valuation, SBA lending, legal, accounting, financial planning and other topics.
105.5FM and Money 2.0 first guest
The show has already gone to air with its first two programs. The first guest for my first program was Mon Hart – The Marketing Coach. Mon spoke about marketing techniques and specifically about how to get more customers and referrals, the importance not only of a business plan but also a marketing plan and using the SWOT method on the marketing research to support and strengthen the plan.
For more information about Mon you can visit her website at The Marketing Coach
My second guest was Kelley Cheney from Plumas Bank and he spoke about SBA lending. Kelley spoke about the different SBA loan programs, which businesses would qualify for each type of loan and how the banks work within the rules defined by the SBA. Certain banks that met certain criteria are approved to make loans without submitting the loan documents to the SBA so this makes their approval process and turnaround time much quicker.
The good news is that Kelley said Plumas Bank is lending and the lending environment is definitely getting stronger. If you have a question about getting an SBA loan you can contact Kelley on his cell phone at (530) 870-1333 or send him an email to Kelley.firstname.lastname@example.org.
My next guest was supposed to be Bob Greeley but unfortunately I became sick the night before the show and was unable to go on air. Bob is the Sacramento President of the Turn Around Management Association. This organization is geared to help a small business owner who is floundering as a result of the recession. The owner’s options may include shutting the doors, reorganizing the business by cutting the unprofitable parts to focus on the profitable parts, obtaining new sources of finance, merging, a combination of these options or other creative solutions. Alternatively, some owners may decide its time they sold or exited their business and this is the focus of what Bob does as well.
Bob’s value is simple. He very quickly looks at the business, scopes out the options and makes a recommendation to the owner and they make a decision very quickly as time is normally the number one enemy. Bob may need help from a court of law to approve the direction he’s going. Bob understands how to do that and more. Bob will be appearing on a future show.
Want to know how I was found? It couldn’t have been easier. The marketing director for the show did a web search for “business broker, Sacramento” and my name and website appeared on the first page. From there she made a phone call to me and the rest is history.
Online marketing continues to grow and mature. You own your time, knowledge and how you present yourself.
Please join me each Tuesday at 10.00am on radio station 105.5FM and Money 2.0 where my hope is that you learn something and enjoy…good things.