Category: Business

Helping entrepreneurs do more. Hosted by Dylan Gallagher.

May 17, 2019

Questions #entrepreneurs ask - 05/15/2019 - FULL EPISODE

Dylan responds to questions posted on Quora by entrepreneurs looking for answers:

1. What are my best options for financing a small business? (00:49)

2. How does one finance a buyout of other shareholders in a family business? (06:18)

3. What is the critical difference between a balance sheet and income statement? (9:59)

Post your questions on Quora at: https://www.quora.com/profile/Dylan-Gallagher-5

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/gallagherdylan

* music by Joakim Karud (Feel My Love) http://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud

May 11, 2019

Questions #entrepreneurs ask - 05/08/2019 - FULL EPISODE

Dylan responds to questions posted on Quora by entrepreneurs looking for answers:

1. What is the best way to set your 5 year goals for building a business? (00:59)

2. What are some unexpected roadblocks in starting your own business and how did you overcome them? (06:07)

3. Which is more important for entrepreneurs? The ability to size up an opportunity or decisiveness acting on it? (10:39)

Post your questions on Quora at: https://www.quora.com/profile/Dylan-Gallagher-5

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/gallagherdylan

* music by Markvard (Feel My Love) http://soundcloud.com/markvard

May 2, 2019

Questions #entrepreneurs ask - 05/01/2019 - FULL EPISODE

Dylan responds to questions posted on Quora by entrepreneurs looking for answers:

1. How long would you wait before expanding your business? (00:56)
2. How risky is it to start a business with a partner? (06:01)
3. How do I know whether my company is growing or not? (10:48)

Post your questions on Quora at: https://www.quora.com/profile/Dylan-Gallagher-5

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/gallagherdylan

* music by Markvard (Colors) http://soundcloud.com/markvard

April 24, 2019

Questions #entrepreneurs ask - 04/24/2019 - FULL EPISODE

Dylan responds to questions posted on Quora by entrepreneurs looking for answers:

1. What should one do instead of closing a business if you are making a loss? (00:38)
2. What is the biggest problem of small business owners related to growing their businesses? (08:40)
3. What is the difference between a good idea and success? (14:36)

Post your questions on Quora at: https://www.quora.com/profile/Dylan-Gallagher-5

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/gallagherdylan

"music by Not The King (Point Blank) https://soundcloud.com/coreygagne"

March 8, 2019

Bankruptcy, Receivership and Division 1 Proposals

FACT: Many businesses fail. There are many reasons why a business fails or why a company declares bankruptcy. Most business bankruptcy happens because debt owed to secured creditors like banks and lenders or unsecured debt owed to vendors, suppliers and/or the government becomes unmanageable. Things to Consider: - Bankruptcy vs. Receivership? - Receivership vs. Division 1 Proposal? - Division 1 Proposal vs. Bankruptcy? The decision you make for your business really depends upon what options it has available to restructure, reorganize and repay its creditors. Getting help or advice is important to make sure that you have explored all of your options.

Listen now to learn more about bankruptcy, receivership and division 1 proposals.

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/gallagherdylan

"music by Joakim Karud (Show Love) https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud"

December 4, 2018

1 opportunity overlooked by (almost) every entrepreneur

"Every dollar we spent has to count right now"

Every business today is in the people business. Entrepreneurs often overlook the opportunities locked up in the people that are working for them or with them. A business can find new revenue or improvements to their margin by engaging the people that are actually doing the work. In my experience, an entrepreneur will pay close attention to the people in their business when times get tough and when every dollar has to count. It's unfortunate but the reality is that limited money and resources force creativity which becomes the catalyst for changes and improvements. Where is the best place to find creativity? From the people in your business.

Read the blog here: https://dylangallagher.wordpress.com/2018/12/04/1-opportunity-overlooked-by-almost-every-entrepreneur

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/gallagherdylan

"music: Dreams - X50" 

November 27, 2018

The Secret To Every Great Business

"How does your business make money? Are you sure?"

This question always catches unsuspecting entrepreneurs off guard but also creates a great conversation that can lead to new ideas for solving problems and taking advantage of opportunities. Many businesses focus on the product or service that they offer to the marketplace and not necessarily the problem they are solving. Common logic says that if you are the best provider of a product or service in the market that your business should be the market leader. But is this true? What makes a great product or service? The secret to every great business is that it understands the problem it is solving not the product or service it is providing. You may think this is a nuanced difference but it really isn't. In fact, two businesses offering the exact same product or service may have two different problems they are solving. The key to profitability is being able to understand the problem that your customers or clients are paying your business to solve.

Read the blog here: https://dylangallagher.wordpress.com/2018/11/27/the-secret-to-every-great-business/

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/gallagherdylan

"music: Point Blank - Not The King" 

November 21, 2018

Why money isn’t the answer

"We just need some money!!! No you don't..."

It seems simple. Your business needs money and so you begin looking for it. It then seems impossible. You discover you have limited options, if any at all. You are frustrated because you are not getting the answers you want and can't understand why no one wants to help. If you are like most entrepreneurs you have probably failed to explain the problems that have lead to your request for money. You have probably failed to explain the solutions that your business is pursuing to address the problems and how money will help to facilitate a positive result. In short, you have failed to provide a compelling reason for someone to help your business. There is a simple way to present your request and get the money you are looking for.

Read the blog here: https://dylangallagher.wordpress.com/2018/11/21/why-money-isnt-the-answer/

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/gallagherdylan

"music: Everybody - Mark Vard" 

November 12, 2018

How to unlock the value found in your financial statements

"Got our year-end financials and need your input!!!"

Reading the financial statements for your business can be a very boring and unproductive exercise if you don't know what you are looking at and what you are looking for. While entrepreneurs are rarely financial experts, they do have access to financial experts who can help answer their questions - which is part of the problem. Many entrepreneurs don't know what questions to ask and are easily confused by the terminology, presentation and results found on their Balance Sheet and Profit/Loss Statement. Knowing what questions to ask can help you understand what you need to focus on and if you can find a way to keep your perspective simple, you might just unlock some hidden value.

Read the blog here: https://dylangallagher.wordpress.com/2018/11/12/how-to-unlock-the-value-found-in-your-financial-statements/

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/gallagherdylan

"music: Just Us Two - Bonus Points" 

November 6, 2018

1 phrase every entrepreneur has said (or will)

"We aren't going to make payroll"

At some point every entrepreneur will have a sleepless night because they won't know how they are going to make their next payroll. By the time these thoughts are passing through their mind they would have already missed some warning signs along the way. While this is a very tough moment to get through, it is also a very important moment. Any entrepreneur that is doing something worthwhile will eventually reach the edge of a chasm that they will need to get across in order to succeed. There is no greater pressure point than having to face the people on your team who pay for their life with the job your business provides.

Read the blog here: https://dylangallagher.wordpress.com/2018/11/06/1-phrase-every-entrepreneur-has-said-or-will/

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/gallagherdylan

"music: West Coast - Mark Vard"