Keys to Success Group International, with Jimmie Dale from Baker Brothers

We couldn’t make a trip to Dallas for the annual Success Group International expo without grabbing some time with Jimmie Dale from Baker Brothers in Dallas and a co-owner of SGI. His move to help buy back the trade group from a European conglomerate has helped small business owners all over North America get the …

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Family business times three: Scott Feller goes inside owning Kanga Roof, Koala Cooling and Hippo Cafe

By now the last name Feller is a familiar one to One Man Brand listeners. That’s because Scott and Staci Feller are just the type of small business, mom-and-pop entrepreneurs we connect with so well. Our most recent sit down with Scott Feller came at the Success Group International expo in Dallas, where business owners …

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SGI Expo wisdom: Mike Krumm on expanding and hiring, and Seth and Deb Chandler face rebranding

When we joined up with Seth and Deb Chandler at the most recent Success Group International expo in Dallas they were in the thick of a pretty high-stakes move for any family owned business: rebranding their company. What had been Chandler Services – a long-trusted name in their home of Baton Rouge, Louisiana – has …

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Valuing your people, and maintaining focus with Will Brown of Brown Boys Roofing and Andrew Harrison

You never know exactly who or what you’ll encounter when you attend a Success Group International expo, but over the years it’s become one of the most reliable ways for us at One Man Brand and The Brand Guys to get up close with small business owners from all over North America. That was certainly …

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Think big, and work smart, to make a quantum leap in small business success

When you think about it, now might be the best possible time to be an entrepreneur. Don’t laugh, even though we’d understand why you’d want to. At first blush an ongoing pandemic might seem like an impossible time to be running a business of any size, and there are definitely a ton of challenges to …

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Some tips and tricks for small business content marketing success

Since the folks at Google have turned themselves into this century’s Yellow Pages, businesses have had to reinvent how customers find them. And more important, they are dealing with how to be best perceived in a split decision when the Internet gives customers dozens of answers at once when they search for a local plumber, …

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Plumbing the depths of small business values in the time of Covid, with GC Plumbing Services’ Glenn Coburn

It’s always a treat to hear from one of our big supporters and sponsors of One Man Brand, and that was definitely the case when Glenn Coburn of GC Plumbing Services jumped on the line with us recently. Normally we’d have done this as an in-person one-on-one interview, but in the age of Covid-19 we …

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One Man Brand’s Covid Chronicles – The importance of holding steady

Here at One Man Brand we’ve always been about finding ways to help small mom-and-pop businesses – of which there are 5.9 million in North America – in their quest to thrive and serve as many people as possible. That mission has become even more important since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Each day …

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Talking YouTube stardom and Crowded Barrel Whiskey Company with Daniel Whittington

Turns out there’s money and success in taking the snobbery out of whiskey. For proof, ask Daniel Whittington, founder of Crowded Barrel Whiskey Company and the YouTube star who built a loyal tribe by making whiskey appreciation fun and casual instead of stiff and stodgy. As his prominence in a Texas Monthly feature about the …

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