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The Smallstarter Business Podcast

Tune in to John-Paul Iwuoha’s unique weekly podcasts for practical tips, advice, and insights that’ll improve your chances of starting, growing, or turning around your business.

If you’re an African entrepreneur, or you do business (or plan to do business) in Africa, you’ll love how John-Paul thinks and talks about strategy, market entry, sales and customer acquisition, growth, expansion, raising capital, developing strong business systems, leadership, and hiring capable and loyal people on your team.

You can listen, stream, or download the weekly podcasts on this page. The podcasts are also available on all podcast platforms, including Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.

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Latest Podcast Episode

SBP 082: Is It An Opportunity Or A Distraction? How To Resist FOMO and SOS In Your Business

Entrepreneurs love to find and chase new opportunities.  It could be a new idea, a new product, a new strategy, or a new partnership deal. But how can you be sure that thing is really an opportunity, and not a distraction? Many entrepreneurs get sucked into distractions that cost them [...]

Other Podcast Episodes

SBP 081: What It Actually Takes To Grow & Scale A Business — Insights from Kristin H. Wilson of Spurt!

Growth is often on the minds of most entrepreneurs and business owners. How can you grow and scale a business to reach more customers, make more sales, and grab more market share? This episode of the podcast is a peek into a Mastermind Strategy Session from our exclusive Insiders community. During this session, Kristin H. Wilson of Spurt! Shares insights [...]

SBP 080: Is It Better To Be Feared Or Loved By Your Employees? This Is What I Think…

What's the best way to manage the relationship with your employees? Is it better if they fear you, or love you? In this interesting episode, I share my thoughts on how to handle the critical relationship with your employees. You're going to learn the upsides and downsides of using fear and love to motivate your staff. This is an episode [...]

SBP 079: How To Double Your Sales in 90 Days or Less — Insights from Simon Severino of Strategy Sprints

Growing a business is tough for many people who own or run a business. But are there tested and trusted ways to boost the sales of your company?  In this episode, Simon Severino of Strategy Sprints shares some interesting strategies for boosting sales and growth in a business. You're going to learn a lot from this. Comments

SBP 078: How To Enter A New Market Or Find Customers For A New Product

Some people claim that if you have a good product, customers will automatically find you. Unfortunately, this is not always true. The world is full of great products that cannot find customers. It’s hard to penetrate any market with a new product, especially when nobody knows you or your business. This is a common challenge faced by entrepreneurs who have [...]

SBP 077: 5 Important Things To Consider Before Hiring Anyone in Your Business

People provide leverage in business. That’s why to grow a business, you need to build a team. But building a good team starts with hiring. And when it comes to hiring people, it’s often easy to make mistakes. You may hire for the wrong purpose, or hire the wrong person, or hire at the wrong time. Unfortunately, these mistakes can [...]

SBP 076: I Had A Burnout — Life’s Lessons on Health, Wealth And Happiness

At a point in your journey as an entrepreneur, you will experience “burn out”. After several months or years of working hard on your business, you will likely experience some form of physical, mental, or emotional exhaustion. Entrepreneurs are often too focused on the business that we don’t pay enough attention to ourselves. In this episode of the podcast, I [...]

SBP 075: How To Know When It Is Time To Grow And Expand Your Business

Almost every entrepreneur wants to grow their business. Growth is exciting. Growth means a bigger business that makes more sales, has more customers, and is more visible and known by people. But guess what? Growth can kill a business if it’s not done well. In fact, if you grow your business too early, too fast, or too late, your business [...]

SBP 074: The 6 Specific Ways To Quickly Improve The Profitability Of Your Business

Many businesses are struggling to survive. And most of these businesses make either very low profits, zero profits, or serious losses. How to improve profits in a business is a major headache for entrepreneurs. After paying suppliers, salaries, rent, and other expenses, there is almost nothing left for the owner of the business. And if this situation continues, it’s only [...]

SBP 073: The Strategic Types of Capital You Need To Build A Successful Business

Running out of money. It’s the top reason most businesses fail. According to CB Insights, up to 40 percent of failed businesses were due to a lack of capital. And that’s for the US, Canada, and Europe. In developing markets like Africa, I can bet the number is much higher. But what makes a business run out of money? And [...]

SBP 072: How To Get Better At Business Development & Networking — Practical Insights from Cynthia Lareine

If people don’t know you, they can’t help you or do business with you. That’s why networking is so important in business. Through networking, many people have found investors, business partners, and very good suppliers and distributors. Unfortunately, many people are not so good at networking. Most people think networking is just about introducing themselves, shaking people’s hands, and giving [...]