Curtis Debord, owner of U.S. Ordnance — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
November 17, 2012- Today on Bosma on Business, Mike talked with Curtis Debord, owner of U.S. Ordnance, a defense system manufacturing company and Jamie Lawson from The Bosma Group. Together they touched on many issues from Obamacare’s impact on small business to the changes of the Inheritance tax.
Lisa Ruggerio – LR2 Consulting — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
November 10, 2012 - On this episode “Managing Your Post Election Hangover,” Mike speaks with Lisa Ruggerio about her recent addition to the Washoe County School Board. She talks about the demands of running a campaign, down to her signs being graffiti-ed. Mike takes a pulse of the communities reactions to the election results with several callers opinions. Jamie Kalicki, Kalicki Law Offices and Business Advisor, joins Mike to discuss the estate law tax changes and why many people are taking advantage of the current law this year.
Janice Hermsen – LeRue Press — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
November 3, 2012 - On this episode, Mike speaks with Janice Hermsen of LeRue Press about the ways her business has thrived and some of the secrets of investing capital. Karyn Jensen of The Human Resource Connection joins Mike for hour 2.
Jessica Shneider – Junkees — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
October 27, 2012 - Today on Bosma on Business, Mike talks with Jessica Shneider from Junkees. Jessica talks about how the struggling economy forced her to make a change from interior design to opening Junkees. She discusses her struggles as a small business owner and how supportive the Midtown community is. Mike also talks with Mike Maloney, Real Estate Agent at Coldwell Banker Commercial about the current real estate market, how to choose a real estate agent and the best areas to invest.
Jim Holmes – First Warning Systems — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
October 20, 2012 - Today on Bosma on Business, Mike talks with Jim Holmes from First Warning Systems. If you want to create that next great idea but need somebody else’s money, listen up. Holmes’ company created revolutionary technology that detects breast cancer early on. They discuss how much a business should invest in technology and how to do it. Mike also talks with Tray Abney, Director of Government Relations at Reno Sparks Chamber of Commerce about which candidates he endorses, as well as their business friendliness. Steve Rose from Abowd and Rose also joins Mike to talk finances and the shaky stock market.
Ferenc Szony of Affinity Gaming — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
October 13, 2012 - On this episode of Bosma on Business, Mike talks with Ferenc Szony of Affinity Gaming about Nevada’s gaming industry as a whole and the business side of resort casinos. That, your business adviser, and much more on this episode of Bosma on Business.
Bernie Carter, Reno City Council — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
October 6, 2012 - What’s Going On in Midtown Reno? Bernie Carter knows! Join us this Saturday as we are joined by Bernie Carter, Reno City Council Member, as he discusses how he will encourage business development and job growth through different tax incentives. Like many of you, Bernie is a small business owner and job creator. He believes his experience with complex financial matters will allow him to find actionable solutions to get Reno back on track for business owners.
Dave Wertzberger, Owner of Sierra Professional Insurance Services — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
September 29, 2012 - Are you protecting your businesses assets through the appropriate professional liability insurance and risk management? Join us this Saturday as we are joined by Dave Wertzberger, owner of Sierra Professional Insurance Services, as he discusses how professional liability insurance differs from other types of insurance. He will also share what a good insurance agent should do for your business.
Lori LeBlanc, CEO of DoctorsXL — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
September 22, 2012 – Securing the Back End of Your Business! Are you losing money because you aren’t an expert at the billing side of business? Many companies get overwhelmed with all their accounts recievable duties. On this episode of Bosma on Business, Mike is joined by Lori LeBlanc, CEO of DoctorsXL. She discusses how her company helps doctors with the business side of medicine. One of her favorite parts of DoctorsXL is collecting money that otherwise would not have been collected for her clients, which she calls “leave no pennies on the table.” That and the business advisors on this episode of Bosma on Business.
Linda McLean of McLean International — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
September 15, 2012 – On this episode of Bosma on Business, Mike talks with Linda McLean, founder of Reno-based consultant firm McLean International. They discuss ways to stay on track in order to achieve both business and personal goals. They also talk about McLean’s best seller book, ‘Next Level Living.’ That, the business advisors, and much more on this episode of Bosma on Business.
Dave Archer on how to start,maintain and grow a small business — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
September 8, 2012 – On this episode of Bosma on Business, Mike talks with Dave Archer, President and CEO of Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology. How do you start,maintain and grow a small business? Both Dave and Mike have the answer. They also talk about the upcoming NCET Expo. In the second hour, Mike takes your calls and shares tips to save businesses thousands in the long run.
Mike Bosma goes to Burning Man! — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
September 1, 2012 – On this episode of Bosma on Business, Mike goes to Burning Man… yes Burning Man. Join him as he learns how Burning Man has become a business and how ‘burners’ are giving back to the area. Also, the brothers who are behind the boom of the ‘Midtown District” join Mike in studio. Also, the Business Advisors are in to take your calls.
Do you have the Next Million Dollar Idea? — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
August 25, 2012 - So you think you have next million dollar gadget idea? How do you get it started? How much should you invest? On this episode of Bosma on Business, Mike talks with Chris O’ Sullivan, owner of ImagiNexus and creator of ‘GrabNPull,’ a device for easy pouring liquids from bottles. They discuss the journey he took from idea to an actual business. The business advisors weigh in too. That and much more on this episode of Bosma on Business.
‘Swagasocks’ VP is 15-year-old Shay — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
August 18, 2012 - On this episode of Bosma on Business, Mike talks with Mark Pingle, Economics professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. They are also joined by local 15-year-old Shay, VP of ‘Swagasocks’ as they discuss business desires in the area’s youth. That and much more on this episode of Bosma on Business.
Grow Faster than the Competition — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
August 11, 2012 - Have you tried to break into the high tech industry, but you’re not sure where to start? While it sounds easy, many entrepreneurs often fail due to the highly competitive environment, both internationally and domestically. On this episode of Bosma on Business, we are joined by Kerry Goodsel, President of Thermo-Stone, as he discusses his high tech company and how he broke into the industry. His experience combined with a partnership with his father has allowed him to grow his business faster than the competition.
Securing Small Business Funding — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
August 4, 2012 – Do you have a great idea for a business, but you have tapped out your family and personal bank account and need another source for funding? Many business owners will turn to banks when they are in this situation, but often find it more difficult to secure a loan. So what can you do to make sure you receive the money you need for your business idea?
Join us this Saturday as we talk with Andrew Backstrom, Vice President Team Leader at Bank of the West, as we discuss securing loans from the bank. He will give you the insight you need to make better business decisions when it comes to funding your brilliant ideas.
Creating a Killer App — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
July 28, 2012- Entrepreneurs’ that compete on the leading edge of technology often find themselves in an oversaturated market as copy cats enter the market and undercut each other. This can be frustrating if you are an innovator, so how can you make sure you are ahead of the game?
Join us this Saturday as Sherry Griffin, Owner of Elucidate, Inc., tells us how she is staying competitive in the mobile application market. Her company specializes in app development for businesses, schools, and non profits in the Reno market. She will discuss her competitive strategies and the benefits of creating your own app.
Moment Skis CEO, Casey Hakansson — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
July 21, 2012- On this episode of Bosma on Business, they’re talking with Casey Hakansson, CEO of Moment Skis, and discuss his wildly successful international ski production company, which is located right here in Reno! That and much more on this episode of Bosma on Business.
Establishing Your Business Exit Strategy — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
July 14, 2012- Successful business owners often spend every waking moment building their business. Yet towards the end of their careers they forget about the exit strategies they have to prepare for in order to sell their business. This can be an emotional experience, especially if it is a family owner operation.
Join us this Saturday as we talk with Brad Bottoset, Owner/Broker of The Liberty Group of Nevada, LLC, as we discuss the successful exit strategies business owners use to sell their organization. We will discuss what proactive measures you can take now to ensure a successful transition and sale.
Local Technology Sector — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
July 7, 2012- Today on Bosma on Business, Colin Loretz, the creator of Cloudsnap talks about the local technology sector and how he started his business. The business advisors take your calls too. That and much more on this episode of Bosma on Business.
All Things Obama Care — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
June 30, 2012 - Today on Bosma on Business, Mike Bosma talks all things Obama Care. He’s with Valerie Clark from Clark Insurance Solutions about this week’s Supreme Court ruling. The wealth advisors weigh in too on this episode of Bosma on Business.
Youth is Vital — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
June 23, 2012 - Today on Bosma on Business, Ann Silver, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada and Tim Erlach of Erlach Computers discuss why male participation in aiding our youth is vital to the community’s success. Also, the wealth advisors talk charity and answer listener calls.
The Sweet Side of Business — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
June 16, 2012 - Working with family is an amazing experience and can often strengthen a company’s core values and leadership. Family-owned businesses are recognized today as an important and distinct organization in the world economy. But there can often be troubles that arise from the family working relationship, either from a legal perspective or from internal struggles.
Join us for our Fathers Day special featuring Joe Dutra, CEO of KIMMIE Candy, John Dutra, and Duane Bosma (Mike’s Dad) as we address the sweet side of working with family. We will examine the difficulties of succession planning and sibling relationships in the business world and how to avoid pitfalls.
Getting Started in Entrepreneurship — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
June 9, 2012 - Join award-winning entrepreneur Mike Bosma and his guests as they provide you with the insight and expertise you need to start a new business or to take your company to a whole new level. Today on Bosma on Business, Mark Pingle from the University of Nevada, Reno talks about how to get started in entrepreneurship, and some stories about Occupy Reno. That and much more on this episode of Bosma on Business.
Adapt Your Business to Thrive — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
June 2, 2012 - Have you ever wondered what the future will look like in business? Today on Bosma on Business, Liza Mundy, a New York Times Best Selling Author talks women and the work force. Also, Ed Frazer, President of Dr. Pepper/7 Up Bottling of The West stops by and shares why the best soda in the world is made right here in Reno. Both also discuss how times have changed our business climate and how to adapt your business to thrive!
Sharing Experiences — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
May 26, 2012 - Business owners Darren McBride and John Taylor join this edition of Bosma On Business to share their experiences as entrepreneurs. Don’t miss the great insight from this installment of the “Taking on Goliath” series!
How to Grow Your Business — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
May 19, 2012 - The Bosma on Business series of Taking on Goliath continues with this installment of the show. Julie from Julie’s Sign Shop sits in for the first hour to talk about her experience growing her business. The second hour features the business advisers and listener phone calls. Don’t miss this informative show!
Going to the Next Level — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
May 12, 2012 - Join award-winning entrepreneur Mike Bosma and his guests as they provide you with the insight and expertise you need to start a new business or to take your company to a whole new level.
Planning for Your Business — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
May 5, 2012 - Mike is joined by Jim Emme of Now Foods to talk about manufacturing and international business as it relates to Northern Nevada. Then the business advisers drop by in the second hour to talk tax, legal and financial planning.
Pumping Up Your Small Business — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
April 28, 2012 - Need to pump up your small business with some capital? Or are you looking to land a great deal on a piece of commercial real estate without falling into a legal mess? Listen to this edition of Bosma on Business to get the insider info you need to thrive in this economy!
Fighting Goliath: Sure Fire Ways to Take on the Giant and Win Every Time – Part 2 — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
April 21, 2012 - This show is all about the big guys competing with the little guys. RGJ editor Beryl Love joins Mike to talk about going from a free service to a paid subscription. Stick around for the second hour as the wealth advisers weigh in on the local economy and opportunity on this informative program!
Fighting Goliath: Sure Fire Ways to Take on the Giant and Win Every Time – Part 1 — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
April 14, 2012 - Join us with Sarah Toney, Owner of High Point Coffee, as we discuss, “How to overcome the Goliath in your industry.” Sarah started Hi Point Coffee in 2005 in its first manifestation as two coffee carts in medical facilities in Reno and Sparks. Since then, High Point has beaten the odds and has now expanded into three locations. Don’t miss this informative program!
Talking Business — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
April 7, 2012 - Mike Bosma talks business with Steve Rose and Jaime Kaliki as well as answer listener calls.
Developing a Great Company — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
March 31, 2012 - Bosma on Business is now 2 hours! Reno’s branding expert, Larry DeVincenzi from SmartBrand, joins Mike to discuss his 6 steps for developing a great strategy that will work for your company. As a collaborative, SmartBrand offers the entire spectrum of integrated brand communications; including marketing, advertising, public relations and social media. Mike and his panel of experts take listener calls and talk everything business in this exciting show!
First Impressions — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
March 24, 2012 - Have you ever called a business and received an answering machine in a time of need? Or even worse, a rude receptionist? Seventy five percent of the time, most consumers will hang up and call your competition if they reach a voicemail. So what can you do to make sure you never miss a call again along with valuable business?
Join Rena Zatica and Loretta Bonilla from Front Office Staff, a virtual receptionist company located in Reno. Their approach to creating the perfect first impression is unlike any other call center on earth. Coupled with the latest in technology, excellent receptionist, and a robust training program, Front Office Staff has developed a product that delivers peace mind for any business owner looking to deliver the right impression. Learn from industry experts the things to look for when considering virtual receptionist or when trying to hire a full time secretary.
Fair Market Value — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
March 17, 2012 - These days it can be tough assigning a value to your business, especially when the economy is up and down more frequently. But why would you want to know what your business is worth? The purpose of these assignments varies from the sale/purchase of an asset or business to tax compliance.
Often, business valuation includes litigation, which result from divorce and family law matters. Join our guest Darrin Maddox as we explore the process of business valuation and what business owners can do to make it easier.
Winning Over the Media — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
March 10, 2012 - Often when business owners and marketing professionals think about press releases, they think back to a time when they wrote one and it went straight into the editors trash bin. It can be frustrating when you write what you think is a perfect press release and you never gain any traction from the media. So what steps can you take to make sure your message is heard and not dumped into the trash?
Join our guest Abbi Whitaker, Owner of Abbi PR, a Reno based public relations firm that has been singled out as one of the most successful and effective PR firms in Northern Nevada. Abbi Whitaker has more than a decade of experience in creating and managing public relations programs that are innovative, effective and measurable. Tune in to get leading industry tips on how to make sure your message is heard!
Business of Balance — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
March 3, 2012- For many business owners balancing work and play can be somewhat difficult, and for others the two naturally combine. In the Reno – Tahoe area this can be especially difficult with the variety of appealing world-class outdoor entertainment available. So how can you monetize the “play” in Reno-Tahoe and build a booming business?
Join our guest Doug Erwin, CEO of Tahoe Sup, a Tahoe based paddle boarding company to learn how he built his business among one of the toughest tourism downturns our region has seen in years. Doug literally “balances” his work and play, while managing a growing company, so tune in to hear his tips and tricks for overcoming a down economy.
On Being Famous – CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
February 25, 2012- Alright, so maybe you don’t want to be famous. But if you’re an entrepreneur you certainly don’t want to hide in a cave. It’s critical to get your message out about your products or services, but what’s the best way to do this?
We’ll be joined by public relations expert Ronele Klingensmith to talk about various strategies to get your story out in the media and throughout your buying community. We’ll also discuss ways to mitigate the damage if you get into a rough patch in the news about your business. This is a great opportunity to learn all about inner workings of the press and how to get the publicity you deserve.
Business Boosting – CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
February 18, 2012- You read in the news about companies like Facebook with billion dollar valuations, but what about your business? What can you do to maximize its value to potential buyers.
Even if you aren’t interested in selling your business any time soon, it’s always important to keep a close eye on its valuation. On this show we’ll be joined by expert Mark Smith, president of Summit Business Advisors. His specialty is on preparing businesses for sale. Don’t miss this chance to learn how to boost the value of your firm.
The Business of Politics – CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
February 11, 2012- With the Republican nomination train having exited from Nevada, are we done with worrying about politics? No. Every business person in the area should be closely tuned into what should be one of the wildest rides of political process perhaps this nation has ever seen. Many are tagging 2012 as one of the most critical elections in recent history.
We’ll be joined by Sam Shad of Sam Shad Productions to talk about politics, local and national, and how they effect the everyday entrepreneur. Join Mike Bosma and co-host Michael Reynolds for what should be a fascinating show.
The Trade Winds — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
February 4, 2012- Perhaps no business segment of Northern Nevada has been hit harder than the construction industry. Its virtual demise has contributed largely to our nation-leading unemployment rates. But, despite the difficulties and unique challenges there are still some companies making a go at it, and others who are doing well.
On this week’s show we’ll be joined by Karen Purcell, a principal in PK Electrical. Join host Mike Bosma and co-host Michael Reynolds as we discuss the state of the construction industry and provide success tips for this economy.
Soaring Sales in 2012 – CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
January 28, 2012- What will your bottom line look like for 2012? Well, much of that will have to do with your top line. That’s right sales. Every healthy business has a strong sales side to it and the Bosma on Business program is here to give you the tips you need to succeed in 2012.
Host Mike Bosma and co-host Michael Reynolds of Global Studio will be joined by everyone’s favorite salesperson, Alice Heiman, for a program designed to blow your sales through the roof. You’ll get the latest tips and suggestions for making this year a big one for you and your company.
Financial Health in 2012 – Part Three – CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
January 21, 2012- After several grueling years of economic doldrums there are indications there is sunlight on the global horizon. Or are those storm clouds going to come back and darken the sky again?
January provides the perfect time of the year to develop a new financial plan for 2012. Our special guest, Eric Abowd of Abowd & Rose Financial Group will share the insights you need to put together a brighter forecast. Join host Mike Bosma and co-host Michael Reynolds on a show designed to get your financial house in order.
Financial Health in 2012 – Part Two – CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
January 14, 2012- After several grueling years of economic doldrums there are indications there is sunlight on the global horizon. Or are those storm clouds going to come back and darken the sky again?
January provides the perfect time of the year to develop a new financial plan for 2012. Our special guest, Greg Crawford of Alliance Trust Company shares about Wall Street and its impact on the small business owner. Join host Mike Bosma and co-host Michael Reynolds on a show designed to get your financial house in order.
Financial Health in 2012 – Parts One – CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
January 7, 2012- After several grueling years of economic doldrums there are indications there is sunlight on the global horizon. Or are those storm clouds going to come back and darken the sky again?
January provides the perfect time of the year to develop a new financial plan for 2012. Our special guest, Hawley MacLean of MacLean Financial Group, will be just the one to provide the insights you need to put together a brighter forecast. Join host Mike Bosma and co-host Michael Reynolds on a show designed to get your financial house in order.
New Years Resolutions for a Prosperous 2012 — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
December 31, 2011- ‘Tis the time of season for evaluating the past year and planning for the next. Will 2012 be a year of turnaround and new prosperity for you and your business? If so, it will all start with an excellent plan.
On this special program, host Mike Bosma, co-host Michael Reynolds, and Shandel Slaten will be sharing powerful strategies and best practices for enhancements, improvements and even major overhauls for your business and personal goals. This is a show you won’t want to miss!
A Rich Dad for Christmas — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
December 24, 2011- Join host Mike Bosma and co-host Michael Reynolds for this special Christmas eve edition of the Bosma on Business show. They’ll be joined by Garrett Sutton who is an attorney, speaker and best selling author. As part of Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad’s Advisor group Garrett has written five books which have been translated into 11 languages.
Garrett is an expert in corporate and asset protection law and will be sharing his insights on how best to preserve the fruits of your labor. Don’t miss out on hearing key strategies from one of the best in the business.
Profiting Through Public Relations — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
December 17, 2011- If you have the greatest business in the world why keep it a secret? Public Relations provides a powerful opportunity to get your message out with efficiency and effectiveness. However; it is also a two-edged sword. If you don’t handle your public relations efforts with professionalism you could end up with a real mess on your hands.
Join host Mike Bosma and special guest Alison Gaulden of MyPRCoach as they explore insider strategies to getting good pub for your business. Is your company ready for prime time? Then don’t miss this show.
Protecting Your Brilliant Ideas: Patents & Copyrights — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
December 10, 2011- For many businesses their intellectual property is where their most valuable treasure is stored. The Google search algorithm. Coca Cola’s secret formula. The herbs and spices of Kentucky Fried Chicken. With all you invest in research and design, it’s important you have strategies for protecting these intellectual assets.
We’ll be joined by John Long, a local patent attorney, who will share with you the insider secrets to keeping your brilliant plans, trademarks and copyrights safe and sound. Michael Reynolds will also share marketing insights of how to get your big ideas off of the ground and successfully into the market.
Your Money: Beyond the Business — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
December 3, 2011- Many business owners go “all in” when it comes to their entrepreneurial ideas. But is this the wisest route to go? Diversity is an important strategy, even if you own a successful business. And in these crazy times, what is the safest place to put your money?
On this special show we’ll get into the fundamentals of investing, both inside and outside of the business. Join host Mike Bosma, co-host Michael Reynolds and their guest expert as they help explore strategies for developing a healthy financial future.
Perfecting Your Payroll — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
November 26, 2011- In a highly competitive business environment it’s usually the quality of our people which sets us apart from the rest. For most companies the balancing act becomes striving to attract the best talent while keeping our labor costs in balance.
This week we’ll be getting into some of the intricacies of the payroll. How do we manage it? What are different strategies for getting maximum production out of our incentives? We’ll also delve deep into the tax complications to avoid in order to keep you in good stead with the Internal Revenue Service. Don’t miss this informative show.
Avoiding the Sharks — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
November 19, 2011- We live in a litigious society. Perhaps nowhere is this more damaging than to the small business or entrepreneur. You’ve spent a good part of your life building up your sand castle, how do you keep from getting it kicked over by a frivolous lawsuit?
Join us on the Bosma on Business show with host Mike Bosma and co-host Michael Reynolds as they lead a vibrant discussion on this subject with guest legal expert, Brian McMahon. Have you got questions or concerns about keeping your business lawsuit-free? Then make it a point to call in during this show.
The Power of Social Media — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
November 12, 2011- You’ve probably heard all of the buzz about Social Networking tools like Twitter, FaceBook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Google+. But is it all just hype or is there is real business value? The answer is that with nearly a billion people interacting daily through Social Networking your business efforts can’t afford to be left behind.
This modern mode of marketing and communication offers opportunities for all different types of businesses. Join us for a fascinating program exploring unique strategies for putting the power of social media to work for your business.
The History of American Business — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
November 5, 2011 – This is a difficult time for the entrepreneur in America. Not only are the challenges of the economy back breaking, but even those who find success are being demonized by liberals and the media.
But what was the Founding Fathers approach to business in America and where have we strayed? Join us on a fascinating trip through our nation’s history as we explore this topic in detail. We’ll be joined by Janie Johnson, the author of Don’t Take My Lemonade Stand who is an expert on the subject.
Employment Law — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
October 29, 2011 – In times like these, businesses and employees see the necessity in working together to help make our nation of companies more productive and more competitive. Most business owners agree that their most precious resource is the people they hire. But in this litigious society, how do we go about hiring, maintaining staff and firing when necessary in a way that keeps us safe from frivolous law suits?
On this program, we’ll dig deep in the labor laws on both the state and federal level to get you up-to-speed with the best practices for your company. Join our guests as they give you excellent strategies for building a staff.
Buying and Selling a Business — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
October 22, 2011 – Have you ever thought of cashing in your chips on your business? Have you ever wondered what it’s worth? Were you curious to know the factors involved in what determines business value?
The truth is you should know the details behind business valuation BEFORE you even start a business. This will help you build into your business plan a viable exit strategy. But it will also provide metrics which can assist you in keeping your business healthy along the way. Join our guests as they provide insights into the world of buying and selling a business.
Protection From Litigation — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
October 15, 2011 – There are probably few things more frightening to a business owner than discovering that they are getting sued. With so much work going into building a successful operation, it’s frustrating to have to deal with threats to take it down.
So what can you do? Well, there is no foolproof solution; however, there are proven best practices that can insulate your business from legal harm. Join our guests as they share their wealth of expertise in developing strategies for preventing litigation claims.
Business Plan For America (Part Two) — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
October 8, 2011 – It’s clear that America is finding itself in a difficult situation. The global confidence in our ability to lead the world economy is shrinking and this concern echoes through the 50 states here at home. With our productivity stalled and our deficits skyrocketing, we’re at a difficult crossroads in our nation’s history.
So what is the solution? The politicians have had their say. The pundits have given their advice. But what about the business perspective? Who is best at creating jobs? Who is best at balancing a budget? Who is best at producing profitability. Join the Bosma on Business crew for some radical ideas on getting our nation back on track.
Business Plan For America (Part One) — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
October 1, 2011 – It’s clear that America is finding itself in a difficult situation. The global confidence in our ability to lead the world economy is shrinking and this concern echoes through the 50 states here at home. With our productivity stalled and our deficits skyrocketing, we’re at a difficult crossroads in our nation’s history.
So what is the solution? The politicians have had their say. The pundits have given their advice. But what about the business perspective? Who is best at creating jobs? Who is best at balancing a budget? Who is best at producing profitability. Join the Bosma on Business crew for some radical ideas on getting our nation back on track.
Consulting About Consultants — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
September 24, 2011 – So many different successful business owners will share with you that one of the keys to winning is surrounding themselves with wise counsel. Hiring consultants who are experts in their field will help you get farther and to get there faster.
But consultants are not all created equal. What are the secrets to finding the perfect consultant to hire? What kinds of questions should ask of them? What expectations should you have in getting results? What kind of pitfalls should you avoid? Join us in a vibrant discussion on this important topic.
Business Valuation — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
September 17, 2011 -You’ve heard stories of entrepreneurs selling their businesses for millions and even billions. But how many of those home run stories happen to the everyday business owner? Ever wonder what a business is worth?
On this show we’ll talk to experts who know the intricacies of business valuation. There are many different ways of calculating the value of your business. Which are the best and which ones are considered most reliable? We’ll get answers to these questions and more on this special program. Don’t miss this broadcast. It could be worth millions!
The Business of Real Estate — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
September 10, 2011 -The headlines are full of bad news when it comes to the local real estate market. Foreclosures, short sells and properties underwater. But, is there some good news out there?
We’ll talk with one of the area’s foremost experts on real estate and discuss how the health and rebirth of the industry will help trigger a bounce back for our business economy.
Art of the Entrepreneur — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
September 3, 2011 – Some say you must be crazy. Others say you can get by with being lucky. But all would agreed that the life of the entrepreneur is full of challenge and adventure.
In this week’s edition of the Bosma on Business radio show on News Talk 780 KOH we’ll be joined by Dave Archer, CEO of Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology. We’ll get into the nuts and bolts of what it takes to start with an idea scribbled on a cocktail napkin and turn it into a thriving business.
The Five Pillars of Business Success –
July 23 & 30, 2011 – The Introduction & Legal Pillars
This week will begin the six-week program with an overview of what lies ahead as we’ll dedicate a show to each of the five pillars of success: legal, accounting, HR, sales and IT. Join host Mike Bosma and co-host Michael Reynolds as they and their guests serve up a micro-MBA in entrepreneurial excellence. You’ll want to catch the entire series.
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The Manufacturing Business — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
July 16, 2011 – Many companies have discovered a hidden secret about Northern Nevada–it’s a great location for manufacturing. Building costs are low, the climate is business friendly, there are wide-open labor resources, we’re in a transportation hub and it’s also a fantastic place to live.
Join host Mike Bosma and co-host Michael Reynolds as they explore the many benefits of setting up manufacturing operations in our community. They’ll be joined by two successful entrepreneurs who will share their insights into making manufacturing work in Northern Nevada.
The Restaurant Business — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
July 9, 2011 – If you ask those in the know, they’ll tell you the restaurant business is one of the toughest industries in which to find success. There are so many unique challenges associated with operating a popular and profitable restaurant. It takes much more than great food and excellent service. It requires a special type of entrepreneur and a well-executed plan.
Our guests for the show are famed restaurateurs Tom Young of Great Basin Brewing and Fred Miranda of Bertha Miranda’s. We’ll get deep into the kitchen and tap into their wealth of experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn the secret recipe to successful restaurant ownership.
Family Business — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
July 2, 2011 – Most small businesses are family-based operations. It’s not unusual to see multiple generations at work in an organization working together to keep customers happy and profits in the black.
But with this approach comes unique challenges and benefits. How do you run a business that is “all in the family” without creating heartache and divisions? We’ll explore this question in detail with entrepreneurs who are making it work in their business. Don’t miss this special edition of Bosma on Business.
Banking on Banks — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
June 25, 2011 – When the bottom fell out of the economy a few years ago the first industry to get bailed out was banking. But did banking return the favor to the rest of business world?
On this special program we’ll look at the state of local banking and explore the pros and cons of getting loans for your business. Join host Mike Bosma and co-host Michael Reynolds on News Talk 780 KOH as we’ll talk to industry insiders who will reveal what goes on behind the scenes in loan making decisions.
People Power — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
June 18, 2011 – Most successful executives will share the key to business victory is having a winning team. You can launch a company with minimum resources but as you grow the ability to hire and manage quality employees will make or break you.
In this edition of the Bosma on Business radio show on News Talk 780 KOH we’ll be exploring the challenges entrepreneurs must face as they make business critical decisions about building a staff to supply sales, customer service and production. How has the reshaping of Nevada’s economy affected the process? Join us to find out.
The History of Hard Times
June 11, 2011 – No one would argue that these are difficult times. Although there are notable exceptions, many businesses in our community are doing their best to just hang on as both revenues and their bottom line take a hit.
Return on Information Technology
June 4, 2011 – Many business owners have a love-hate relationship with technology. But when it comes your computer systems and software, it typically is the heart of your operations.
In this week’s show we’ll dig deep beyond the wires and circuit boards to discover how best to maximize the return on our information technology budgets. Host Mike Bosma and co-host Michael Reynolds will be joined by Valerie Clark of Clark & Associates and Steve Cerocke of IQ Systems as they explore the strategy behind developing business systems.
Golf Fore Profit
May 28, 2011 – How many business deals have been consummated over 18 holes of leisurely strolls? More than you might imagine. Golf has been at the center of business transactions for centuries because it’s an enjoyable way to build meaningful and profitable relationships.
In this special edition of the Bosma on Business show, we’ll talk to a local golf legend to learn more about the culture of the sport as well as discuss how entrepreneurs can leverage the power of golf.
The Secrets To Success — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
May 21, 2011 – Every business owner is always looking to find and develop the secrets to success. Although there is no clear shortcut there are many proven best practices and tips which will give you the best chance possible. Join Mike Bosma, co-host Michael Reynolds and their team of experts as they crack the code to successfully starting and growing a business. Don’t miss this program featuring Jeffrey Benjamin of Breakthrough Training and Darren Prouxl of Newmark Investment and Loan.
The Mentoring Process — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
May 14, 2011 – Most entrepreneurs will tell you the key to their success is surrounding themselves with coaches and mentors. Having people who have “been there and done it,” help you learn the ropes is an essential best practice. The key is finding someone with not only the knowledge, but who cares about your success.
In this edition of Bosma On Business, we’ll discuss the process of identifying the right coach or mentor for you and how to maximize the mutual benefits of the relationship.
Sales Growth — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
May 7, 2011 – Everybody could use some more revenue. From our cash-strapped counties and cities to companies and organizations of all sizes, everyone is looking for a little help with their top line. But in this economy, how do you accomplish this?
Business Law — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
April 30, 2011 – It’s something few business owners want to discuss, but it’s one of the most essential facets of entrepreneurship. Ignore the significance of Business Law and your company is likely heading for the rocks. The good news is we’ll be helping to unravel the mysteries of business law as our experts discuss contracts, intellectual property and corporate formation. This is a great opportunity to get some legal tips for free.
ALSO: An insider’s look at President Obama’s visit to local energy company, ElectraTherm. We’ll have the president in the studio. You’ll have to guess which one.
Recruiting Businesses To Nevada – CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
April 23, 2011 – Most experts would agree. To get Northern Nevada back on the full road to recovery it’s going to take new, high quality jobs. Recruiting businesses to relocate to our area is one of the quickest ways to make this happen.
Mike Bosma and his panel of guests will discuss what it will take to make Nevada the state-of-choice for business relocation.
Buying & Selling A Business — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
April 16, 2011 – Sure. You can start a business from scratch and experience the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. But does it make more sense to buy an existing business? Our experts will be on hand with Mike Bosma to discuss the pros and cons of buying a business.
ALSO: Tips and suggestions on how to market your business if you’re considering selling it and cashing in your chips.
Rebuilding The Building Industry — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
April 9, 2011 – Our special guests will look into the rise and fall of the once booming construction industry in Northern Nevada and will share their ideas on how we can lay down the foundation for a resurgence.
Gary Crosswhite of Meridian Concrete, Inc. will be describing the challenges faced in the residential real estate arena with commercial real estate expert Kevin Annis adding his perspectives from the corporate side of the market. Kevin will also provide insider tips on leasing and buying property. If you’re in the market, there has never been a better time.
Mike Dillon, Executive Director for BANN, will report on the current legislative agenda and its implications for the building industry. Don’t miss this special program!
Create Your Own Job
and Tantalizing Tax Tips — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
April 2, 2011 – Many people have been “downsized” in this market andhave experienced frustration in trying to find a new job. In this week’s program, our panel of experts will give you advice on how to create your own job from scratch. Why work for the boss, when you can be the boss? Human Resources expert Mindi Brenner will be on hand to help explain how you can transition from the ranks of the the unemployed to a successful entrepreneur. Business Attorney Alan Tiras, of CenterPoint Corporate Services, Inc. will be joining us as well to talk about the legal aspects of starting your own business.
ALSO: It’s not too late to save you and your business a lot of money in taxes. Mike Bosma will share with you some hidden strategies for getting the biggest return possible. This is truly the show that could save you thousands of dollars.
Raising Capital — CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
March 26, 2011 – You may have just invented a better wheel, but without cash you’ll never get your concept off of the ground. Our featured guest is Greg Crawford of the Reno Angel Investor Group who will share his insights on the type of business ideas funders crave. Join Mike Bosma and his guests as we explore the best strategies for Raising Capital. What’s the difference between a venture capitalist, an angel investor and a bank, and which will be the best choice for you? Learn from the best in how to get the credit you deserve. Also joining us in the studio is Dave Archer, CEO of NCET – Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology.
Entrepreneurship – CLICK FOR PODCAST OF THIS SHOW
Our flagship program will feature local success story, Darik Volpa, as we’ll hear all about the lows and highs of his entrepreneurial journey. We’ll explore how he managed to taste the thrill of victory as he shares how he developed his vision, raised capital and successfully launched in a challenging market. Be prepared to call in with questions for Darik as this is a unique opportunity to get a glance at the inner workings of a successful business launch.