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The Small Business, Big Deal Podcast is where entrepreneurs deconstruct their businesses, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made.

The goal of the podcast is to help young entrepreneurs turn their dreams into businesses and to meet the brightest entrepreneurs of present and future.

The host of Small Business, Big Deal is Tracy Jepson, a Small Business Strategist, Certified Mastery Profit First Professional, and CEO of Jepson Solutions, LLC.

With 16 years of experience in small business administration, Tracy understands the unique needs that companies face, especially in those critical first five years. As a small business strategist, Tracy helps her clients understand their numbers and how they impact the overall health of their business. She develops a strategic plan based on industry best practices to support her client’s growth goals and then meets with them on a monthly basis to ensure they achieve those goals and ultimately get out of debt.

Tracy has expanded her business by sharing her expertise to everyday entrepreneurs and start-up business owners via her signature Path to Profit System. This multidimensional approach in her online academy helps entrepreneurs create a profit-focused foundation for their business so they can effectively manage their cash flow, get out of debt, and create a sustainable business.

Jul 10, 2020

Every business relies on profit to stay afloat and one Kansas State grad is helping small businesses around the country maximize their operation. Tracy Jepson, CEO of TLJ Consulting, joins us today to share some of her processes and advice for putting profit first, insight into the mistakes owners commonly make, and the lessons she’s learned for her own operation.


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Today's show schedule: 

2:53 – Tracy Jepson joins us today.

4:27 – How she got to this point since graduating from Kansas State.

5:48 – Business staying busy at TLJ Consulting.

6:46 – How have business owners around the country handled COVID-19

8:26 – Working with about 75 small businesses.

10:39 – What do you know now that you wish you knew when you began the business.

12:30 – What is a Certified Profit First Professional?

14:02 – What does the process look like when working with a business?

20:29 – What is a Pumpkin Plan Strategist?

23:15 – The type of business owner she works best with.  

24:25 – The most common mistakes being made by business owners.

27:36 – Things she’s doing to continue educating herself.

30:31 – What operating processes has she put in place and what technology is she using.

33:14 – Finding time to work on the business rather than in the business.

36:41 – She doesn’t believe in failure.

39:41 – One of the best investments she’s made.

40:51 – Best way to contact Tracy