Small Business Wakeup Call

Small Business Wakeup Call is a twice-weekly podcast where “The Entrepreneur’s Yoda”, Lonnie Sciambi, and friend and business partner, “The Family Business Doc”, Stan Simkins, join forces to help small business owners with valuable tips and get them thinking and acting in ways they hadn’t about their business that will drive more success. This hard-hitting guidance and wisdom is based on their collective experience with their own businesses and their broad-based client business experiences. No lectures, no cookie cutter solutions, but war stories that illustrate takeaways that are invaluable and applicable to most businesses. They guarantee that you will learn things you didn’t know, make you laugh about things you can relate to, and maybe even make you uncomfortable a time or two. They already took the hits. They can help you avoid the landmines of small business ownership. Plus, they'll tell you about their unique virtual roundtables that you might be interested in. Come join them on this journey to help you gain more financial success and personal freedom.

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In this episode, our hosts, Lonnie Sciambi and Stan Simkins, also known, respectively, as “The Entrepreneur’s Yoda” and “The Family Biz Doc” review an ailment that affects many small businesses – “the running in place syndrome!”  And like all previous episodes they’ll use war stories, situations they’ve faced that will bring their points to life.  ...
While in Episode 5 our hosts, Lonnie Sciambi and Stan Simkins, also known respectively as “The Entrepreneur’s Yoda” and “The Family Biz Doc” drove home the emphasis on cash, in Episode 9, they show you how to dig deeper and really understand your costs.  And like all previous episodes they’ll use war stories, situations they’ve...
In episode 8, our hosts, Lonnie Sciambi and Stan Simkins, also known respectively as “The Entrepreneur’s Yoda” and “The Family Biz Doc” will drop a little deeper into sales than they did in episode 4 and show you how you might, sometimes, unknowingly, be creating your problems that are limiting your sales success. The “Seven...
In episode 7, our hosts, Lonnie Sciambi and Stan Simkins, also known respectively as “The Entrepreneur’s Yoda” and “The Family Biz Doc” will venture outside the 5 Ms, to a topic that is often confused with management – Leadership, where the 6th M, Mindset, really plays a significant role. In this Leadership session, they’ll discuss...
In episode 6, our hosts, Lonnie Sciambi and Stan Simkins, also known respectively as “The Entrepreneur’s Yoda” and “The Family Biz Doc” will continue with the 5Ms, Manpower, Management Team, Marketing/Sales, Money, Machines and Systems and the overriding 6th M – Mindset, which drives the other 5.  In this session, they’ll talk about the last...
In episode 5, our hosts, Lonnie Sciambi and Stan Simkins, also known respectively as “The Entrepreneur’s Yoda” and “The Family Biz Doc” will continue with the 5Ms, Manpower, Management Team, Marketing/Sales, Money, Machines and Systems and the overriding 6th M – Mindset, which drives the other 5.  In this session, they’ll talk about the next...
In episode 4, our hosts, Lonnie Sciambi and Stan Simkins, also known respectively as “The Entrepreneur’s Yoda” and “The Family Biz Doc” will continue with the 5Ms, Manpower, Management Team, Marketing/Sales, Money, Machines and Systems and the overriding 6th M – Mindset, which drives the other 5. Their objective in this session will be on...
In episode 3, our hosts, Lonnie Sciambi and Stan Simkins, also known respectively as “The Entrepreneur’s Yoda” and “The Family Biz Doc” will continue with the 5Ms –  Manpower, Management Team, Marketing/Sales, Money, Machines and Systems and the overriding 6th M – Mindset, which drives the other 5. Their focus in this session will be...
In episode 2, our hosts, Lonnie Sciambi and Stan Simkins, also known respectively as “The Entrepreneur’s Yoda” and “The Family Biz Doc” will introduce you to the 5Ms from Stan’s book “Set Yourself Free” – How to Have A Thriving Small Business… and Enjoy It!” Manpower, Management Team, Marketing/Sales, Money, Machines and Systems and the...
In episode 1, we welcome our hosts, Lonnie Sciambi and Stan Simkins, also known respectively as “The Entrepreneur’s Yoda and “The Fambizdoc.”    In today’s session, we start with a common condition that small business owners, even the most financially successful, experience during their entrepreneurial journey… namely, the feeling of being trapped by their business....