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Barry Moltz        

Serial Entrepreneur & Small Business Expert

Barry gets small businesses unstuck.

As a small business expert, Barry Moltz gets owners growing again by unlocking their long forgotten potential. With decades of entrepreneurial experience in his own business ventures as well as consulting countless other entrepreneurs, Barry has discovered the formula to get stuck business owners unstuck and marching forward. As a small business expert, Barry applies simple, strategic steps to facilitate change.

Barry has founded and run small businesses with a great deal of success and failure for more than 20 years.

After successfully selling his last operating business, Barry has branched out into a number of entrepreneurship-related activities. He founded an angel investor group, an angel fund, and is a former advisory member of the board of the Angel Capital Education Foundation. His first book, “You Need to Be A Little Crazy: The Truth about Starting and Growing Your Business” describes the ups and downs and emotional trials of running a business. It is in its fifth reprint and has been translated into Chinese, Russian, Korean and Thai.

His second book, “Bounce! Failure, Resiliency and the Confidence to Achieve Your Next Great Success”, shows what it takes to come back and develop true business confidence. It has been translated into Korean and German. His third book, “BAM! Delivering Customer Service in a Self-Service World” shows how customer service is the new marketing. People now buy experiences and relationships, not products. His fourth book, Small Town Rules: How Small Business and Big Brands can Profit in a Connected Economy shows how when every customer can talk to every other customer, it’s like living in a small town: Your reputation is everything! His fifth book, “How to Get Unstuck: 25 Ways to Get Your Business Growing Again” focuses on how to get small business owners making more profits in their company.

Barry’s 6th book “Small Business Hacks: 100 Shortcuts to Your Success” with Rieva Lesonsky is now available as a #1 release on Amazon.

Barry is a nationally recognized speaker on small business who has given hundreds of presentations to audiences ranging in size from 20 to 20,000. As a member of the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, he has also taught entrepreneurship as an adjunct professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has appeared on many TV and radio programs such as CNBC’s The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, MSNBC’s Your Business and NPR’s The Tavis Smiley Show. He hosts his own weekly radio program for 10 years, The Small Business Radio Show on AM820, and writes regularly for the American Express Open Forum and other periodicals.

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Getting Your Small Business Unstuck

What you did to get your business to where it is today, is not what you need to do to get it where it needs to be now. Businesses growth requires different actions as the market changes. Barry has identified 6 ways that businesses get stuck, causing their growth to slow. By simply making changes to these ineffective patterns, your business can start to flourish again. Areas discussed are sales, marketing, finance, personal productivity, managing employees and customer experience.

Small Business Hacks: 25 Shortcuts for Your Success

Running a small business is hard and confusing. Most entrepreneurs start a company to solve a problem and just want to focus on doing only that with customers. Unfortunately, managing all the other parts in a business and the people “gets in the way”. This is a high-speed presentation that will rapidly go through the best 25 tips, tricks and work arounds for anyone in a small business to be able to accomplish critical tasks in seven steps or less.

5 Surefire Ways to Supercharge Your Sales for Success (and Keep Your Pipeline Full)

Most small business owners don’t like to sell. But even if you have a great product, you can’t grow your business without selling your product or service. Barry shares his simple and quick shortcuts to keep your sales pipeline full and turn your prospects into customers.

Building a Team that Lasts and Lasts

One of the most difficult elements of growing a business is hiring and the right team members. That is why it is critical to be slow to hire and quick to fire. Unfortunately, not many business owners follow this advice. Instead, they hire the first person that reasonably fits the role before they’ve learned a lot about them. Then, if the employee doesn’t work out, they hesitate to fire them. Barry shows how to stop the employee merry-go-round and effectively hire, train, manage and fire people to provide the maximum leverage for every business.

How to Stop Being Busy and Get Everything Done Everyday

Stop confusing being busy with productivity. Busy is doing any stuff, while productivity is getting the stuff done that will move the small business forward. In addition, every employee will mimic the way the owner works. They could soon have a team filled with inefficient, multi-tasking workers all running around chasing their tails. This session uncovers ways to get more done in half the time using “micro-progress techniques”, even in this interruption-based culture.

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