Suzilla: Family Business Podcast
Time to get an expert

Time to get an expert

January 20, 2022

Life is not a DIY experience. It takes a village....many hands makes for light work....no man is an island. Let's get over our fears and ask for help.

We look for experts around us to enrich our experience and add to our lives. At Suzie Health Solutions, we are experts in some things like insurance but other things we are not like taxes. How professionals save you money. What makes an expert? How do we find them and when should we seek them out? Is it OK to be the dumbest person in the room? This week on Suzilla.

How does need play into buying for home and business?

How does need play into buying for home and business?

January 13, 2022

For most people, buying something for your business or home has a process. Can I use it? Do I need it? Why do I want to buy it now? Can I put it off later for something else?

Sometimes you can’t, you can’t buy car insurance after your car has been in an accident. What if we have been trained to purchase things that favor the seller? How can I save money by buying things differently? How would I live better when the storm stopped the trucks, and the stores had no groceries?

We get into some of the strategies that we use in our business and home life that allows us to move forward.

 

What do you do for Hobby?

What do you do for Hobby?

December 30, 2021

When you run a business or do a startup there is a requirement of a vast collection of skills. You often only get these from hobbies and time. 

You are not a robot so what do you do for fun? Do you remember recess as a kid? What would happen if you were an adult with recess? How do you enrich your life and add skills to yourself as an adult? The only wrong answer is planting yourself on the couch and plugging a old movie on like a substitute teacher is in charge of your life. So let’s get into it.

Working through Christmas and the Holidays.

Working through Christmas and the Holidays.

December 23, 2021

We have worked through plenty of holidays over the years. Running a small business, we have a choice of whether to be open or not to open. Is it a good thing or a bad thing? Why personal choice matters when you are in charge.

You run a business what do you give for presents?

You run a business what do you give for presents?

December 16, 2021

Time to stop being Scrooge McDuck. There are perfectly good reasons to gift. In the insurance industry we are limited to what we can do for promotions. We have ours necked down to $50 per year for clients because of a contract. What do you give to your business partners? For people that are referring thousands of dollars of business to you? What kind of gifts do you give and how are they relevant?

Your treasure map is your ability to follow plans

Your treasure map is your ability to follow plans

December 9, 2021

Goals, Plans, Budgets, Quest are all maps to success. With insurance, we do a lot of planning for the next year right now. 

They can be big of plans: We saw 14 Peaks last night on Netflix  with Nimsdai Purja journey to summit all 14 of the Worlds tallest mountains in 7 months. They can be small like have the laundry done Friday so that the weekend you go hiking. They are important. As we finish up the year, it’s a good job to refresh and set new goals for the coming year as you gather with friends and family.

The big questions to be asking right now is where do you want to be in 2023 and what steps are you going to make to get there?

How do you survive the Holiday Wars at work?

How do you survive the Holiday Wars at work?

December 2, 2021

Warning, we make it a point to have fun during the holidays, spreading joy and merriment. What do the holiday’s look around your business? With this War on Christmas, what is safe? Do you say Merry Christmas? Happy Holidays? Happy New Years? There are so many choices what is the right one? From Black Friday through January, what are you doing?

Inflation, Skimpflation & unemployment and what 2022 can bring.

Inflation, Skimpflation & unemployment and what 2022 can bring.

November 26, 2021

There are options available don't be stuck by fear.

Inflation hit a 30 year high where consumer had more demand (and money) than goods so prices increased. The Fed tries to keep it around 2% with consumers finally having more money and supply chains struggling, this was not a surprise.

Unemployment is also at record lows (4.6 verse 6.9 last year). This is despite vaccine mandates and record numbers of resignations.

Remember the shrink ray and the stealthy reduction in product size? Well skimpflation is a service cutback that can cause consumer headaches like longer lines, fewer options and increased daily inconveniences. Not only does this impact us as consumers, it affects how we do our job because we are expected to do more with less.

Setting Boundaries and Expectations in business and home.

Setting Boundaries and Expectations in business and home.

November 18, 2021

Running a small insurance office is not always easy. Boundaries and expectations are important to success. 

Is the customer always, right? What do you do with a coughing customer that refuses to mask up during the pandemic? Do your customers expect to call and text you at 11 PM? Is your workplace a group exercise with only a couple of key players doing the work? How are you setting expectations for not only customers but co-workers? How are boundaries and expectations communicated and reinforced? On today’s Suzilla…

Is it OK to make money from lying?

Is it OK to make money from lying?

November 9, 2021

We are talking about ethics today at Suzie Health Solutions. Because we are licensed insurance producers, we must take regular ethics courses and we wish that more professions did. This conversation was caused by Aaron Rodgers vaccination lies and some of the immoral justifications that we have heard. We are going to get into the ethics about lying in your personal life and business. Being ethical will improve your entire life. So if you are ready for a frank discussion then let’s begin with Suzilla.

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