The Bow Knows Small Business

Chris Jones

'The Bow Knows Small Business'. Discussions with Entrepreneurs and Business people with a Passion and Purpose for Changing the way things are! Largely Small Business Related, Always with Passion!

How to Grow and Sell Your Business - with Michelle Seiler Tucker
May 19 2022
How to Grow and Sell Your Business - with Michelle Seiler Tucker
How do you Grow and Sell Your Business for the highest $$ amount possible?  You listen to this Lady!   Michelle Seiler Tucker is a Mergers and Acquisitions Master Intermediary (M&AMI), Certified Senior Business Analyst (CSBA), Certified Mergers & Acquisitions Professional (CM&AP) Certified Business Broker (CBB), Panelist for M&A Source, and Keynote Speaker.   Michelle is a three time Author as well. She is the Best-Selling Author of the book “Think & Grow Rich Today”, “Sell Your Business for more than it’s Worth”, and her latest book “Exit Rich” is available now for purchase, and as an Audiobook.    In addition to being featured in INC., Forbes, and USA Magazine, Michelle makes regular radio and TV appearances on Fox Business News and CNBC.   She’s personally sold over 500 businesses and her company has sold over 1,000! For more than 20 years, Michelle’s been in the trenches helping hundreds of business owners build a scalable and sellable business. She helps owners create a business that works for them, rather than the other way around and has help thousands exit rich!   Michelle specializes in identifying a company’s ST 6Ps™ checklist, and has assisted in driving the business to run on all 6 cylinders, all 6Ps.  She has increased their profits and help formulate their ST GPS Exit Model, their build to sell model, so when owner are ready, they too can sell for their desired price tag!  Michelle gets deep into the 5 types of buyers, and the 6 P's method of to grow and sell your business.   Many soundbites and 'Golden nuggets' of wisdom here!         --------------------- This is Episode 128, and it is brought to you by  Chris Jones Media..   ..Helping business owners expand their customer base through video creation that delivers revenue growth.   Book 15 minutes with me (Chris Jones) at and I’ll give you the scoop on how Video Marketing has helped my business, and how it can help yours.   ✅Let’s connect:  LinkedIn: Send in a voice message:
Life After Prison: Giving Back - The Story of Curtis Brooks
May 3 2022
Life After Prison: Giving Back - The Story of Curtis Brooks
The Story of Curtis Brooks  Curtis Brooks has been on the A&E Program: #kidsbehindbars    He was incarcerated at age 15.   On April 10, 1995 in Aurora, Colorado, 15-year-old Curtis Brooks was one of four teenagers involved in the death of Christopher Ramos as they tried to steal his car. As a result, Curtis was sentenced to life in prison without parole.   After 23 years in jail, Curtis was granted a resentencing. He spent a total of 24 years behind bars. This happened because the US Supreme Court ruled that it is unconstitutional to hand out such lengthy sentences to juveniles convicted of murder.  Curtis did not fire the shot that took the life of the boy.   There are all kinds of nuances associated with his case, readily available on the Internet.  The subject of this interview is to show what Curtis' life is like after Prison.   Curtis Brooks has done well for himself. Since being released on July 1, 2019, he lives in New York State's Capital District, is now married, has bought his first house, and is now in Sales.   This is his story, as told by Curtis himself.  This has an emphasis on what he considers to be his mission in life. I think you'll find it heartwarming. He really has the right attitude.   This is a special edition of 'The Bow Knows Who is Changing the World'.  It was my honor to speak with Curtis where he now is employed in Cohoes, NY.  Find Curtis here: is Episode 127 Follow The Host, Chris Jones, here: LinkedIn:   --- Send in a voice message:
NOT Pursuing your Dreams, what happens - with Josh Zepess
Apr 26 2022
NOT Pursuing your Dreams, what happens - with Josh Zepess
NOT Pursuing your Dreams will NOT make you very happy.  The Identity Archeologist, Josh Zepess, talks about this and also Personal Branding as it relates to Corporate America and Entrepreneurship. This is Josh's second time on 'The Bow Knows Who is Changing the World'.  He talks about - How to Attract Clients and How to Turn Every Business FIRST Impression Into A SECOND - Where The Sale Happens! ◉ Grind Less, Profit More ◉ Authentic Personal Branding ◉ For Talented Professionals, Consultants, Speakers, Coaches & Business Owners.   🔥 𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙞𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙖 𝙬𝙖𝙮 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝘼𝘽𝙊𝙑𝙀 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙣𝙤𝙞𝙨𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙍𝙊𝙄 𝙤𝙣 𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 (𝙣𝙚𝙩𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙨𝙖𝙡𝙚𝙨, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝙢𝙖𝙧𝙠𝙚𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜) 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚, 𝙢𝙖𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙢 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙛𝙞𝙩𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚?🔥 You'll discover how in this Podcast   also.. 'Get Out Of Your Corporate Cubicle'.   Josh Zepess is based in Orlando, Florida and is all about bringing #Humanity back into Business. We went for 30 minutes about everything from Personal Branding, Getting out of the 'Corporate Cubicle', Discovering your WHY, and the reasons why people are afraid to break out of a 'safe' zone.   and.. who from the past has inspired Josh.   The conversation was animated and very inspiring - several 'Golden Nuggets' of value came out of this.     is Episode 126 Follow The Host, Chris Jones, here: LinkedIn: Send in a voice message:
Feed The Hungry - with Natasha Pernicka
Apr 8 2022
Feed The Hungry - with Natasha Pernicka
Feeding The Hungry: Who is Helping? Changing The World has a lot to do with Feeding the Hungry, as in keeping the population fed. Today's guest has a passion for those in need. Natasha Pernicka is the Executive Director at The Food Pantries for the Capital District, Inc. in Albany, NY. Her passion is evident. The power of working together in coalition, The Food Pantries for the Capital District strives to fill the gaps to make sure pantry shelves are full and people in need have nutritious food on the table. Note this is New York State related: Imagine trying to feed yourself on $4.50 a day. Without cheating. For most of us, that’s coffee and a treat. If you’re dependent on the monthly SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits, formerly known as food stamps, that $4.50 average daily allotment tends to run out by the third week. Take the “SNAP challenge” to experience why people living in a chronic food emergency often opt for cheap calories rather than healthful food. But for many, the emergency doesn’t end. 43,500 people visit Capital District food pantries annually. However, according to Feeding America, more than 80,000 people—including 23,000 babies and children—in our region are food insecure, which means they lack access or resources to provide healthy food on a consistent basis. That’s one in 10 citizens. We break down what the Food Pantries actually do, where the food comes from, and talk about volunteering, among a variety of topics. More Info: LinkedIn: Interview: Bow Knows Who is Changing The World Follow 👉👉 #thebowknows to discover all I do! ------------------------------------------------------------ This is Episode 124 Follow The Host, Chris Jones, here: LinkedIn: Send in a voice message:
America's Simplest Business - with Brian Winch
Mar 29 2022
America's Simplest Business - with Brian Winch
When a guest makes more than 1 appearance on this show - it's exhilarating! Brian Winch, CEO of Cleanlots, returns to 'The Bow Knows Who is Changing The World' to talk about how to start a litter pick up business, and get to six figures.  Brian Winch is the author and creator of Cleanlots, America's Simplest Business. He has been involved in all aspects of the parking lot litter cleaning business since 1981.  He can teach you how to start and operate a simple business based from home and make money from a green service that's almost as easy to do as going for a walk! The man is a genius.   He likes to Keep it Simple.   It works. Six Figures.   Here is what is on Brian Winch's company website:   'Has your parking lot become unsightly with littered PPE, fast-food wrappers, drink cups and cigarette butts?  Quality Maintenance Inc. has helped keep Calgary and area commercial properties and parking lots litter free since 1985.   Property managers and owners have trusted Quality Maintenance Inc. for over 35 years, to provide the most cost-efficient and effective service for maintaining their commercial property (parking lots, sidewalks, and landscaped areas) litter free.   Litter material creates an unsightly look that can tarnish your image in the community. Having your property cleaned by the start of each day is the smartest way to keep your property clean and looking great, year round.  ------------------------------------   Brian is doing six figures with this - and this is a need that never goes away.  It isn't just in Calgary, Alberta, Canada - he's all over Canada, and the United States with this idea - and growing!  Brian is my guest on 'The Bow Knows Who is Changing the World'. Grab a cup and hear this! Find more about Brian:  https://cleanlots.com  Facebook ► ►  ------------------------------------  This is Episode 122 Follow The Host, Chris Jones, here: LinkedIn: Send in a voice message:
Business Acceleration and Real World Success - With Robert Manasier
Mar 24 2022
Business Acceleration and Real World Success - With Robert Manasier
Robert Manasier is a serial entrepreneur and brand builder, with experience in over 130 international startups and over 400 products/services commercialized, 1000s of acceleration/commercialization campaigns, as the CEO of In Focus Brands (a branded go-to-market acceleration firm).  In addition to In Focus, Robert currently serves as Entrepreneur-in-Residence of the NYS Innovation HotSpot Program, Ignite U, UAlbany Innovation Center, and the Sage Colleges; Managing Director of the EDA Fund and the Diamond Point Co-Development Fund; Chief Strategy Officer for the SaaS firm: The CrowdBuild; Board Member for Autonomy Distributors and Parkhurst Field Foundation and President of IFP Films, EDA Labs and Empire Custom.  He also currently serves as the Saratoga Springs NY Sports Tourism Chair and Saratoga Springs Recreation Commission Member. With over $100M raised for startups, an average of 20—25% uptick in revenue for his acceleration clients, over $1B in sales and a 2.6x return on his management of the DPCD Fund and a nearly 100% retention of staff over decades, strong culture creation and fiscal controls are coupled with clear and direct revenue results. Safe to say this guy knows his stuff, and is a fascinating interview.  I had the chance to hang with Robert for the better part of a day, watching him in action.  His down to Earth real world practicality and action taking has helped so many people and startups.  This is the first of several interviews with the Ignite U NY staff. He is also a good friend.  is Episode 121 Follow The Host, Chris Jones, here: LinkedIn: Send in a voice message:
Having Trouble with your Team? - with Coach Jim Johnson
Mar 22 2022
Having Trouble with your Team? - with Coach Jim Johnson
Today's guest helps Business leaders and Educators build Championship Teams. The Coach is a Keynote Speaker, Conducts Leadership Workshops and Coaching, and is a published Author. The Coach breaks down the 7 Keys to Leadership, and why each of them is important when leading a group of people - whether it be a Basketball team or employees in a company. Over 30 years of experience developing winning high-school basketball teams, including 428 career victories, sets the stage for the unique credibility and power of Coach Jim Johnson’s message. Many speakers talk about leadership, but it’s rare to find a speaker who has, quite literally, lead thousands. In a moment later celebrated all over the world, Coach weighed risk with the potential for great opportunity for an autistic student-manager, Jason McElwain (JMac) catapulting Jim, the team, and JMac down a path of inspiration and hope. That one victory continues to reverberate into countless lives as audience after audience is touched by a wave of courage and tenacity and witnesses what true leadership can accomplish. Coach Jim Johnson’s life-changing message imparts a deeper awareness of the power of the human spirit. With a rare ability to take audiences far beyond a motivational talk and into a transformational experience, he reminds us of the magic of passion, perseverance, and the power of teamwork. Dreams Really Do Come True! is a timely, feel-good message that leaves people feeling re-charged and optimistic about the contribution they can make with their lives and the difference they can make in the lives of those around them. I could have talked the the Coach for a lot longer. There are many 'Golden Nuggets' of Wisdom in this interview. We hope you are inspired. coachjimjohnson.com ---------------- This is Episode 120 Follow The Host, Chris Jones, here: LinkedIn: Send in a voice message:
Emotional Intelligence - with Monique Russell
Mar 1 2022
Emotional Intelligence - with Monique Russell
March is Women's History Month - Here is how we are honoring it.  Emotional Intelligence How does it affect you on a daily basis? We'll do a deep dive into this and much more with Monique Russell, 'Communications Expert'. Expert only begins to describe Monique she is also into: Executive Communications | She is a Virtual Speaker & Trainer | a Podcast Host | She Coaches African Diaspora Women | and speaks about Diversity & Inclusion I dare say this is informative and valuable! In her own words: I’m Monique Russell, an executive coach, leadership guru, communication expert, and the founder of Clear Communication Solutions. Well, that’s what many people say about me. I come from a long line of educators in my family. I thought that one thing I was NEVER going to be was an educator. So it’s funny how I’ve been one all along, but never really realized it. All I wanted to do was to be on TV. I started acting, public speaking, and hosting events at a very young age. I was often called on to read in church or serve as the mistress of ceremonies. I loved it. I loved every bit of it. I continued public speaking throughout my school years.  I was very active in leadership roles in many school clubs and community groups. Keeping in line with my desire to be on the big stage, I earned a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism.  Then I quickly realized the moolah just wasn’t enough. I went back for two Masters of Science, one in Public Relations and the other in Advertising. Well, life didn’t work out the way I planned. For as long as I can remember, I always wanted to be the “star of the show”. I wanted to present, facilitate, please my parents, friends, family, and everyone else. Then, I got older. I faced one too many rejections. Life happened. And one day, I realized I had lost my confidence. I almost couldn’t recognize myself. I became fearful and doubtful even in my natural abilities. Through a process of self-awareness, introspection, empowerment outlets, coaching, and a support system, I slowly gained my confidence back. And I am determined not to go down that path again. When I decided to impress and love myself first, the zone of genius began to unleash. I am an excellent communication consultant and coach, that’s why I’m ready to guide you with my gift so you too can be a confident and clear communicator. This is how Clear Communication Solutions was born. LinkedIn This was originally a LIVE broadcast. There was minimal editing to preserve the LIVE feel of the show. --------------------------------------------- This is Episode 117 Follow The Host, Chris Jones, here: LinkedIn: Send in a voice message:
Self Improvement, Sales, and Relationships - with Denise Horan
Jan 18 2022
Self Improvement, Sales, and Relationships - with Denise Horan
Self Improvement, Sales Skills, Relationship Building all rolled into one.  That is today's guest on 'The Bow Knows Who is Changing the World' This interview flowed well, and Denise gives us many 'Golden Nuggets' of Wisdom.  She was ready to publish a book, then the Pandemic came.. Credentials: Integrated Management and Sales Consulting Sales Coach - Sales Consultant - Sales Trainer - Leadership Coach - Public Speaker - Author - Business Development Strategist July 1998 – Present -------------------------------------------------------------- VP Sales & Marketing Eastern Connection Nov 1986 – Jun 1998 11 yrs 8 mos Lead a team of 30 people across thirteen states to record revenue growth and profitability. Focused on sales planning, marketing strategy, recruiting, customer relations, business planning with executive committee and all aspects of revenue growth. Volunteer and Board member; fundraising event chair Women's Employment & Resource Center Cause: Economic Empowerment The Women's Employment & Resource Center (www.cdwerc.org) helps displaced homemakers return to the workplace. This organization trains women, assists with resume writing, prepares them for interviews and so much more. WERC's mission - advancing women's success in the workplace by building their economic and personal independence. WERC has provided quality workforce development to over 7000 women in transition since 1988. WERC changes lives and enriches families. ----------------------------------------------------------- This is Episode 115 Follow Chris here: LinkedIn:   Instagram: Send in a voice message:
Toxic Leadership: How to Gain Trust - with Bob Whipple
Jan 11 2022
Toxic Leadership: How to Gain Trust - with Bob Whipple
Ever been yelled at by your Supervisor?    95% of 'Leaders' do this in some form. If you have ever had a boss that bullies and belittles employees, you know the destructive influence these bosses have on their organizations, and all the people around them.   There is a solution.    'The Bow Knows Who Is Changing The World' talks with a 'Trust Ambassador'.  Bob Whipple from Rochester, NY  University of Rochester - William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration   The Trust Across America: Trust Around the World organization has named Mr. Whipple one of 15 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients for trust. He is a founding member of the Alliance of Trusted Business Experts (ATBE).  He was named as one of the Top 101 Leadership Speakers by Inc. Magazine.   He is also a member of the National Speakers Association. He is a certified Vistage Speaker and a member of The Global Speakers Federation.  Whipple is registered on “Speakerpedia” as an international speaker.   He received the 2011 BEST Consultant for Learning and Performance Award in the Central New York region of ASTD.   Maybe grab a beverage and take in this idea of Trust, from an experienced perspective.   Bob's LinkedIn:   Bob's Website:   Bob has a Podcast called: 'Discover Your Talent' Follow #thebowknows for all I do.   This is Episode 114   Follow Chris here:  LinkedIn: Instagram:   Twitter: Website:   YouTube: #videomarketing #videoproduction #podcast --- Send in a voice message: