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What if you could have coffee with experts once a week to talk candidly about your business? Business Café is just that – an informal chat session with entrepreneurs who have successfully leapt from corporate to independent business people. With opinion leader Bryn Johnson, you’ll learn how they made the transition and why, plus strategies for success in the current business landscape. For a straight shot of tips and inspiration, tune into Business Café.

Latest Episodes

Business Café – Brain of Bryn on Business Planning

Join me in the café as two worlds come together= the world of the Business Café along with my Coffee Break (http://www.brynjohnson.com/CoffeeBreak/)community- all around the topic of Business Planning. You all need it... but you avoid it at all costs. And trust me, IT IS costing you! For more than a year, Coffee Break (http://www.brynjohnson.com/CoffeeBreak/), a monthly one-hour Q&A call in/write in show for the small business community has been a source of answers to business questions and concerns. These answers all come from the Brain of Bryn! In fact, Coffee Break was most assuredly the jumping off point for this radio show! In this café segment, I've pulled out some of my favorite answers on the topic of business planning. Discussion with new businesses owners around "which comes first, the chicken or the egg"- business planning, choosing target markets, messaging. We business owners just get ourselves paralyzed. in addition, I share some strategic tips for planning that can...

46 MIN2012 OCT 1
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Business Café – Brain of Bryn on Business Planning

Business Café – Brain of Bryn on Messaging and Business Brand

Join me in the café as two worlds come together: the world of the Business Café along with my Coffee Break community- all around the topic of messaging and branding your business. Plus get ready for two bonus topics: trade show booths and questions to ask when being booked as a speaker. For more than a year, Coffee Break (http://www.brynjohnson.com/CoffeeBreak/), a monthly one-hour Q&A call in/write in show for the small business community has been a source of answers to business questions and concerns. These answers all come from the Brain of Bryn! In fact, Coffee Break (http://www.brynjohnson.com/CoffeeBreak/)was most assuredly the jumping off point for this radio show! In this café segment, I've pulled out some of my favorite answers on the topic of messaging, online persona, personal and professional brand as well as consistency of brand. How do I determine my messaging? Should I have all this figured out before I get a client? What if I run out of ideas to write about on my ...

45 MIN2012 SEP 24
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Business Café – Brain of Bryn on Messaging and Business Brand

Business Café – Lessons for the Entrepreneur in “the Transition” with guest Marcy Stahl

Join me in the café with 15-year veteran of the "entrepreneurial life" Marcy Stahl (http://www.expandyourmindexpandyourmoney.com), as we talk about the familiar transition for so many-- from the organization/ corporation to becoming your own boss. Marcy played in the highly competitive and male-dominated world of technology defense contracting for many years- both in a defense think tank as well as running her own business- before switching target markets to support high-achieving women in the direct selling industry. Her lessons learned are invaluable for all of us and apply to everyone. Pull out a pen and start taking notes from our conversation about things you need to know when striking out on your own, what detrimental behaviors are just too easy to fall into and why failing fast is the way to go! Oh and there is so much more! Plus, you won't want to miss Marcy's ruminations on Nancy Drew and the inspiration she has provided over all these years! Listen in and be sure to conne...

-1 s2012 SEP 10
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Business Café – Lessons for the Entrepreneur in “the Transition” with guest Marcy Stahl

Business Café – Brain of Bryn on Networking

Join me in the café as two worlds come together= the world of the Business Café along with my Coffee Break community- all around the topic of networking. For more than a year, Coffee Break (http://www.brynjohnson.com/CoffeeBreak/), a monthly one-hour Q&A call in/write in show for the small business community has been a source of answers to business questions and concerns. These answers all come from the Brain of Bryn! In fact, Coffee Break (http://www.brynjohnson.com/CoffeeBreak/)was most assuredly the jumping off point for this radio show! In this café segment, I've pulled out some of my favorite answers on the topic of networking, business development and connection. What is the ROI on networking? Where can I meet the right people? How do I approach those big conferences and make the most of out of my investment? And the question everyone asks: Are there secrets to follow up and getting noticed? I share with you my three phases of follow up that have catapulted my connections e...

38 MIN2012 AUG 27
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Business Café – Brain of Bryn on Networking

Business Café – Pull the Curtain Back and Talk “Personal Brand” with guest Lisa Steadman

How is your personal brand translating in all your relationships? Life, Love and Business... Join me in the café as Lisa Steadman (http://lisasteadman.com/), CEO of WooHoo, Inc. and I share a lively discussion on the personal branding lessons of Barbie, the Muppets, breakups, the escape from corporate America and surrender (and we are just getting started!). This internationally acclaimed best-selling author, sought after speaker, breakup expert and branding consultant shares her own version of buzz worthy brand with us... and pulls back the curtain on her own life and business. Don't you just love when you get to look inside what is REALLY happening in someone's world- not the facade they want you to see!? Plus you'll get a few personal insights if her instant bestseller, It's a Breakup, Not a Breakdown (http://lisasteadman.com/products/books/)is a topic that interests you! Trust me! There are many business lessons to learn from this exploration!

-1 s2012 AUG 20
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Business Café – Pull the Curtain Back and Talk “Personal Brand” with guest Lisa Steadman

Business Café – It Is All About the Return on Business Love Using The Relationship Quotient with guest Bonnie Karpay

Do you often wonder how you can easily and genuinely create and maintain critical business relationships? You are not alone. Most business owners are struggling in this area. The fast-paced world we live in makes networking look more like speed-dating. Join me in the café as I have this very conversation with Bonnie Karpay (http://withoutnoticethebook.com/), creator of The Relationship Quotient and author of the new book Without Notice: Life Can Change in a Moment (http://withoutnoticethebook.com/). She reveals some simple ways to build those genuine relationships and really have business colleagues wanting to know the "why" of what you do... the very work she does with entrepreneurs, organizations and sales professionals all over the world. In addition (as kind of a bonus!), we dive in deep to share her book writing secrets and many details of her personal journey that brought her to her current business. I always love getting inside the details of an entrepreneurs story and ident...

55 MIN2012 AUG 6
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Business Café – It Is All About the Return on Business Love Using The Relationship Quotient with guest Bonnie Karpay

Business Café – How A Simple Act of Kindness Can Change Your Life and Your Business with guest Linda Cohen

From grief comes inspiration. From the mundane comes purpose. From baby steps comes huge impact. A simple act of kindness can do just that! Join me in the café as tackle a less traditional business topic- kindness, connection and community. Author and speaker Linda Cohen (http://www.facebook.com/1000mitzvahs)saw her busy life as a mother, wife and entrepreneur come to a screeching halt when her father died of lung cancer in 2006. She took what she calls a "spiritual sabbatical" to work through her grief and from that the project to perform 1,000 acts of kindness - mitzvahs- was born. Listen in as we talk and laugh about some of the motivations behind these mitzvahs- from changing the roll of toilet paper in a public restroom to championing a community charity. Nothing is too big or too small to make an impact! Cohen's first book: 1,000 Mitzvahs: How Small Acts of Kindness Can Heal, Inspire, and Change Your Life (http://1000mitzvahs.org/2011/11/30/buy-the-book-today/)shares her jour...

54 MIN2012 JUL 23
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Business Café – How A Simple Act of Kindness Can Change Your Life and Your Business with guest Linda Cohen

Business Café – You Own Your Business- Be Sure Your Own Your Finances with guest Manisha Thakor

Is healthy spending actually possible when you own a business in this economy? Join me in the café as the conversation gets very specific about that topic very few of us as business owners want to discuss- our numbers! Personal finance expert, Manisha Thakor (http://manishathakor.com/)and I dive in deep to the pitfalls she has seen entrepreneurs fall into over and over again. But she she does not leave it there, she shares some real-world solutions. This remarkable speaker and commentator is the co-author of two critically acclaimed personal finance books On My Own Two Feet: A Modern Girl's Guide to Personal Finance (http://manishathakor.com/books/on-my-own-two-feet/) and Get Financially Naked: How to Talk Money with Your Honey. (http://manishathakor.com/books/get-financially-naked/)So naturally, we pull of the veil and get inside the head of this expert... what is it like to be an expert and what does that term "expert" even mean in this current business environment. You will not ...

68 MIN2012 JUL 16
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Business Café – You Own Your Business- Be Sure Your Own Your Finances with guest Manisha Thakor

Business Café – Lessons of a Lipstick Queen- It’s All About the Idea! with guest Poppy King

An idea doesn't have to be brilliant to be valid. It just has to be YOURS and you have to be willing to go the distance with it! Join me in the café as I converse with Poppy King, the Lipstick Queen (http://www.lipstickqueen.com/)- internationally renowned trend spotter, color expert and innovative business leader. At age 18, Poppy was the president of her own hugely successful lipstick brand, Poppy Industries, born simply from the idea that she could not find a lipstick to wear. What ideas do you have that you have not followed through with? Are you like most entrepreneurs with a million ideas flying around your head at any given time? What method do you use to discern a "keeper" of an idea from a dud? Our conversation here on the Business Cafe will give you many actionable ways to turn those ideas into a reality in your business with Poppy's very unique brand of inspiration chronicled in her book, Lessons of a Lipstick Queen: Finding and Developing the Great Idea that Can Change ...

-1 s2012 JUL 2
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Business Café – Lessons of a Lipstick Queen- It’s All About the Idea! with guest Poppy King

Business Café – Is the Impostor Syndrome Holding You Back in Your Business? with guest Dr. Valerie Young

How is self-doubt affecting your business bottom line? What behaviors are you exhibiting that you believe are protecting you from failure? Guess what? They are just holding you back. All that procrastination and overwork may be an indicator of the Impostor Syndrome alive and well in your life! Join me in the café as we dig in deep to the ways that the Impostor Syndrome (http://www.impostorsyndrome.com/)could be affecting your decision-making, your willingness to take risks in your business and your enthusiasm for self-promotion. Dr. Valerie Young (http://www.facebook.com/DrValerieYoung)is the author of The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It published by Random House. This is a hot topic for so many. In addition to speaking at to over 60 major colleges and universities including Harvard, MIT, Cal Tech and Stanford she has spoken at such diverse organizations as Intel, Chrysler, Boeing, IBM, Proct...

51 MIN2012 JUN 25
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Business Café – Is the Impostor Syndrome Holding You Back in Your Business? with guest Dr. Valerie Young

Latest Episodes

Business Café – Brain of Bryn on Business Planning

Join me in the café as two worlds come together= the world of the Business Café along with my Coffee Break (http://www.brynjohnson.com/CoffeeBreak/)community- all around the topic of Business Planning. You all need it... but you avoid it at all costs. And trust me, IT IS costing you! For more than a year, Coffee Break (http://www.brynjohnson.com/CoffeeBreak/), a monthly one-hour Q&A call in/write in show for the small business community has been a source of answers to business questions and concerns. These answers all come from the Brain of Bryn! In fact, Coffee Break was most assuredly the jumping off point for this radio show! In this café segment, I've pulled out some of my favorite answers on the topic of business planning. Discussion with new businesses owners around "which comes first, the chicken or the egg"- business planning, choosing target markets, messaging. We business owners just get ourselves paralyzed. in addition, I share some strategic tips for planning that can...

46 MIN2012 OCT 1
Comments
Business Café – Brain of Bryn on Business Planning

Business Café – Brain of Bryn on Messaging and Business Brand

Join me in the café as two worlds come together: the world of the Business Café along with my Coffee Break community- all around the topic of messaging and branding your business. Plus get ready for two bonus topics: trade show booths and questions to ask when being booked as a speaker. For more than a year, Coffee Break (http://www.brynjohnson.com/CoffeeBreak/), a monthly one-hour Q&A call in/write in show for the small business community has been a source of answers to business questions and concerns. These answers all come from the Brain of Bryn! In fact, Coffee Break (http://www.brynjohnson.com/CoffeeBreak/)was most assuredly the jumping off point for this radio show! In this café segment, I've pulled out some of my favorite answers on the topic of messaging, online persona, personal and professional brand as well as consistency of brand. How do I determine my messaging? Should I have all this figured out before I get a client? What if I run out of ideas to write about on my ...

45 MIN2012 SEP 24
Comments
Business Café – Brain of Bryn on Messaging and Business Brand

Business Café – Lessons for the Entrepreneur in “the Transition” with guest Marcy Stahl

Join me in the café with 15-year veteran of the "entrepreneurial life" Marcy Stahl (http://www.expandyourmindexpandyourmoney.com), as we talk about the familiar transition for so many-- from the organization/ corporation to becoming your own boss. Marcy played in the highly competitive and male-dominated world of technology defense contracting for many years- both in a defense think tank as well as running her own business- before switching target markets to support high-achieving women in the direct selling industry. Her lessons learned are invaluable for all of us and apply to everyone. Pull out a pen and start taking notes from our conversation about things you need to know when striking out on your own, what detrimental behaviors are just too easy to fall into and why failing fast is the way to go! Oh and there is so much more! Plus, you won't want to miss Marcy's ruminations on Nancy Drew and the inspiration she has provided over all these years! Listen in and be sure to conne...

-1 s2012 SEP 10
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Business Café – Lessons for the Entrepreneur in “the Transition” with guest Marcy Stahl

Business Café – Brain of Bryn on Networking

Join me in the café as two worlds come together= the world of the Business Café along with my Coffee Break community- all around the topic of networking. For more than a year, Coffee Break (http://www.brynjohnson.com/CoffeeBreak/), a monthly one-hour Q&A call in/write in show for the small business community has been a source of answers to business questions and concerns. These answers all come from the Brain of Bryn! In fact, Coffee Break (http://www.brynjohnson.com/CoffeeBreak/)was most assuredly the jumping off point for this radio show! In this café segment, I've pulled out some of my favorite answers on the topic of networking, business development and connection. What is the ROI on networking? Where can I meet the right people? How do I approach those big conferences and make the most of out of my investment? And the question everyone asks: Are there secrets to follow up and getting noticed? I share with you my three phases of follow up that have catapulted my connections e...

38 MIN2012 AUG 27
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Business Café – Brain of Bryn on Networking

Business Café – Pull the Curtain Back and Talk “Personal Brand” with guest Lisa Steadman

How is your personal brand translating in all your relationships? Life, Love and Business... Join me in the café as Lisa Steadman (http://lisasteadman.com/), CEO of WooHoo, Inc. and I share a lively discussion on the personal branding lessons of Barbie, the Muppets, breakups, the escape from corporate America and surrender (and we are just getting started!). This internationally acclaimed best-selling author, sought after speaker, breakup expert and branding consultant shares her own version of buzz worthy brand with us... and pulls back the curtain on her own life and business. Don't you just love when you get to look inside what is REALLY happening in someone's world- not the facade they want you to see!? Plus you'll get a few personal insights if her instant bestseller, It's a Breakup, Not a Breakdown (http://lisasteadman.com/products/books/)is a topic that interests you! Trust me! There are many business lessons to learn from this exploration!

-1 s2012 AUG 20
Comments
Business Café – Pull the Curtain Back and Talk “Personal Brand” with guest Lisa Steadman

Business Café – It Is All About the Return on Business Love Using The Relationship Quotient with guest Bonnie Karpay

Do you often wonder how you can easily and genuinely create and maintain critical business relationships? You are not alone. Most business owners are struggling in this area. The fast-paced world we live in makes networking look more like speed-dating. Join me in the café as I have this very conversation with Bonnie Karpay (http://withoutnoticethebook.com/), creator of The Relationship Quotient and author of the new book Without Notice: Life Can Change in a Moment (http://withoutnoticethebook.com/). She reveals some simple ways to build those genuine relationships and really have business colleagues wanting to know the "why" of what you do... the very work she does with entrepreneurs, organizations and sales professionals all over the world. In addition (as kind of a bonus!), we dive in deep to share her book writing secrets and many details of her personal journey that brought her to her current business. I always love getting inside the details of an entrepreneurs story and ident...

55 MIN2012 AUG 6
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Business Café – It Is All About the Return on Business Love Using The Relationship Quotient with guest Bonnie Karpay

Business Café – How A Simple Act of Kindness Can Change Your Life and Your Business with guest Linda Cohen

From grief comes inspiration. From the mundane comes purpose. From baby steps comes huge impact. A simple act of kindness can do just that! Join me in the café as tackle a less traditional business topic- kindness, connection and community. Author and speaker Linda Cohen (http://www.facebook.com/1000mitzvahs)saw her busy life as a mother, wife and entrepreneur come to a screeching halt when her father died of lung cancer in 2006. She took what she calls a "spiritual sabbatical" to work through her grief and from that the project to perform 1,000 acts of kindness - mitzvahs- was born. Listen in as we talk and laugh about some of the motivations behind these mitzvahs- from changing the roll of toilet paper in a public restroom to championing a community charity. Nothing is too big or too small to make an impact! Cohen's first book: 1,000 Mitzvahs: How Small Acts of Kindness Can Heal, Inspire, and Change Your Life (http://1000mitzvahs.org/2011/11/30/buy-the-book-today/)shares her jour...

54 MIN2012 JUL 23
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Business Café – How A Simple Act of Kindness Can Change Your Life and Your Business with guest Linda Cohen

Business Café – You Own Your Business- Be Sure Your Own Your Finances with guest Manisha Thakor

Is healthy spending actually possible when you own a business in this economy? Join me in the café as the conversation gets very specific about that topic very few of us as business owners want to discuss- our numbers! Personal finance expert, Manisha Thakor (http://manishathakor.com/)and I dive in deep to the pitfalls she has seen entrepreneurs fall into over and over again. But she she does not leave it there, she shares some real-world solutions. This remarkable speaker and commentator is the co-author of two critically acclaimed personal finance books On My Own Two Feet: A Modern Girl's Guide to Personal Finance (http://manishathakor.com/books/on-my-own-two-feet/) and Get Financially Naked: How to Talk Money with Your Honey. (http://manishathakor.com/books/get-financially-naked/)So naturally, we pull of the veil and get inside the head of this expert... what is it like to be an expert and what does that term "expert" even mean in this current business environment. You will not ...

68 MIN2012 JUL 16
Comments
Business Café – You Own Your Business- Be Sure Your Own Your Finances with guest Manisha Thakor

Business Café – Lessons of a Lipstick Queen- It’s All About the Idea! with guest Poppy King

An idea doesn't have to be brilliant to be valid. It just has to be YOURS and you have to be willing to go the distance with it! Join me in the café as I converse with Poppy King, the Lipstick Queen (http://www.lipstickqueen.com/)- internationally renowned trend spotter, color expert and innovative business leader. At age 18, Poppy was the president of her own hugely successful lipstick brand, Poppy Industries, born simply from the idea that she could not find a lipstick to wear. What ideas do you have that you have not followed through with? Are you like most entrepreneurs with a million ideas flying around your head at any given time? What method do you use to discern a "keeper" of an idea from a dud? Our conversation here on the Business Cafe will give you many actionable ways to turn those ideas into a reality in your business with Poppy's very unique brand of inspiration chronicled in her book, Lessons of a Lipstick Queen: Finding and Developing the Great Idea that Can Change ...

-1 s2012 JUL 2
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Business Café – Lessons of a Lipstick Queen- It’s All About the Idea! with guest Poppy King

Business Café – Is the Impostor Syndrome Holding You Back in Your Business? with guest Dr. Valerie Young

How is self-doubt affecting your business bottom line? What behaviors are you exhibiting that you believe are protecting you from failure? Guess what? They are just holding you back. All that procrastination and overwork may be an indicator of the Impostor Syndrome alive and well in your life! Join me in the café as we dig in deep to the ways that the Impostor Syndrome (http://www.impostorsyndrome.com/)could be affecting your decision-making, your willingness to take risks in your business and your enthusiasm for self-promotion. Dr. Valerie Young (http://www.facebook.com/DrValerieYoung)is the author of The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It published by Random House. This is a hot topic for so many. In addition to speaking at to over 60 major colleges and universities including Harvard, MIT, Cal Tech and Stanford she has spoken at such diverse organizations as Intel, Chrysler, Boeing, IBM, Proct...

51 MIN2012 JUN 25
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Business Café – Is the Impostor Syndrome Holding You Back in Your Business? with guest Dr. Valerie Young
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