Listen to “#778 Internships that Can Actually Provide Value to Your Company” on Spreaker. On this episode of The Small Business Radio Show… SEGMENT 1 with Robert J. Khoury , starting at 0:00: With few professional job opportunities, lots of job seekers and employers are now turning to “the internship.” As a small business owner, how do you make sure the internship benefits your company, and as an intern, how do you make sure you can do meaningful work? Robert J. Khoury is the co-founder and CEO of Agile Rainmakers, a high-impact advisory firm based in Chicago’s Gold Coast. His 20+ year career in the financial industry has seen him in many roles: an equity derivatives trader, portfolio manager, corporate strategist, recruiter, hedge fund executive and private equity investor. Rob has developed and managed a comprehensive internship program for college students that has resulted in a significant impact for dozens of students and clients alike. He is the co-author of Intern Management and How To Intern Successfully. The principles that can make an internship exceptional Why it’s important to weave dignity into the internship How companies can improve their internship interviewing process How managers can best prepare for their interns How employers can ensure that their interns are fulfilled Why employers should pay their interns for their internships Skills to look for in your interns SEGMENT 2 with Jacqueline Snyder, starting at 17:00: Product-based small businesses have special challenges over service-based businesses, including manufacturing, distribution, inventory, and shipping to name a few. Our next guest is a leading product-based small business coach. Jaqueline Snyder is an apparel and accessories expert with over 14 years of consulting start-ups. She owns Designer Consulting Co-Op (DCC) and has helped over 1,000 start-up companies grow their businesses. In addition to the DCC, Jacqueline launched her own product-based, multi-six figure business, Cuffs Couture, selling worldwide and dressing countless celebrities. Most recently, Jacqueline acts as the face and driving force behind the Apple Top 10 Marketing Podcast and small business coaching platform, The Product Boss . Over the years, Jacqueline has grown a community of tens of thousands of high-achieving, product-based small business owners, and have helped them scale their physical product businesses through masterminds, group coaching, and The Product Boss Mastermind courses designed specifically for product-based business owners. Why Jacqueline feels passionate about working with product-based businesses Challenging aspects of running a product-based business Figuring out your “best-seller” The minimum margins to run a profitable product-based business Ways to distribute your product for maximum reach and profit Where brands can find their buyers What brands everywhere can learn from the “Pumpkin Spice Latte” in not reinventing themselves year after year Why social media is NOT required for small business success
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