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How to Run a Successful Small Business, Part 1

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Do you want to grow your business rapidly and profitably? If so, the only way to start is with an honest assessment of your business as it exists right now. Send an email to [email protected] and we'll schedule a time to talk.
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Christopher Campos (25 days ago)
This guy knows his shhhtuff (no typo)
Brian Silverthorn (25 days ago)
Thanks for the nice comment Christopher. I appreciate it. I like the no typo!
showfish (1 month ago)
Thank you for the amazing content! Such rich and useful information. I am excited to start this path of creating my own small business.
Brian Silverthorn (28 days ago)
Thanks for the kind words. I wish you the best with your business.
Drake Salas (1 month ago)
FUCKING BORING
Brian Silverthorn (1 month ago)
Hey Drake. Thanks for the insightful and constructive comment. By the way, I searched Drake Salas to see what you have to offer. I found 3 different channels using the name Drake Salas. There was a total of 6 videos for all three - none of them original. Please let me know where I can find a video you've done so I can learn from you.
DISCOUNTED MOVING LLC (2 months ago)
Definitely got a new sub from me. We are ready for our uprising this summer 2019! Thanks Brian for the great advice!
Brian Silverthorn (2 months ago)
Thanks for the nice comment. I hope all goes well.
Reinhardt Miller (2 months ago)
Great , Thanks.
Brian Silverthorn (2 months ago)
Thank you. I appreciate you taking the time to watch.
MusicRadio (3 months ago)
My dream is to open a hotdog stand to make profitable 💰💰money
Brian Silverthorn (2 months ago)
I hope you achieve your dream. I wish you the best.
hopethewolf (6 months ago)
Starts at @5:28
thomas oliver (6 months ago)
That Willow is beautiful.
Brian Silverthorn (6 months ago)
And, it's real. Thanks.
shella marie armas (8 months ago)
i like the set up, it feels so relaxing while listening and thinking
Brian Silverthorn (7 months ago)
Thank you.
Brian Silverthorn (8 months ago)
Thank you - again!
Клубничка (8 months ago)
you have such a good pronunciation
Brian Silverthorn (8 months ago)
Thanks. I appreciate you saying that.
Monk Mode (9 months ago)
advice on marijuana start up business?
Brian Silverthorn (8 months ago)
Hi Mark, Starting a marijuana business is the same as starting any business. You have to have a plan, there has to be a market that will support your business, you have to have all the required permits, licenses, etc. and you have to have access to the money you'll need to get going and grow to profitability. All fo this is covered in one or more videos on this channel. Best of luck.
Watching your motivational business video from a village in Kerala, India
Brian Silverthorn (9 months ago)
Thanks for watching. I hope it's a help to you.
Sharique Moiz (10 months ago)
How to start the mineral water distribution company?
Brian Silverthorn (10 months ago)
Sharique. I hate to be general, but starting any business, regardless of the product, includes the same basic stuff. Is there a market for what your offering? Is it big enough to support your business growth over time? Do you have enough money to get started? What's your plan? There may be more detailed answers to some earlier comments. Check my most recent video and send me an email about upcoming webinars. We can discuss specific questions them. best of luck.
steven R (11 months ago)
Any books that can help
Brian Silverthorn (10 months ago)
The E Myth series. Built to Last. Good to Great. The Speed of Trust. Those should get you started.
Brian Silverthorn (11 months ago)
In no particular order, Good to Great, the E myth books, The Speed of Trust, Built to Last, Bo's Lasting Lessons (This is a book about college football, but it's one of the best business books I've read, if you pay attention). There are more, but these should keep you busy for a while.
Ven Tabunda (1 year ago)
subscribed.
Brian Silverthorn (10 months ago)
Thanks. Let me know if there is something you want to know about.
Brian Silverthorn (1 year ago)
Thank you.
The Belle LLC (1 year ago)
Thank you so much brian. can you be my coach?
The Belle LLC (1 year ago)
Great! Thanks very much :)
Brian Silverthorn (1 year ago)
We can certainly talk about it. Send me an email - [email protected]
DavidYinkshoes David (1 year ago)
Lovely analysis bro!!
Brian Silverthorn (1 year ago)
Thanks for the kind comment. I appreciate it.
Moet Rose (1 year ago)
Starts explanation at 5:30
Always love hearing perspectives of other entrepreneurs, keep up the hustle! 🚀
G (1 year ago)
A bunch of Common Sense
Brian Silverthorn (1 year ago)
That's exactly what it is. A bunch of common sense. Thanks.
Brian Warner (1 year ago)
Oh wow that was a pathetic attempt. I stopped the video when he pretended anyone would wonder about him filming where he is filming. I'm 100% sure no one even noticed or could even tell what he was in. And I'm definitely not sticking around because that little weak ass trick people use in a boring video to try and make you stick around.
Brian Silverthorn (1 year ago)
Hey Brian. Thanks for the insightful comment. It shows your thoroughness for gathering all the information you needed to make an honest evaluation of the video. By the way, I took a look at your channel hoping to see examples of the way videos should be made. I couldn't find one video made by you personally. I'm sure that's a disappointment to your 4 subscribers. Keep up the good work.
Teofilo Daquipil (1 year ago)
what is ur business?
Brian Silverthorn (1 year ago)
I've been a business consultant/coach for about 30 years. I specialize in operations, management, sales, communication and planning. I'm also have a real estate investment business focused on single family homes and land.
Yousif Alias (1 year ago)
got the same thing going on on my channel check it out ;)
Brian Silverthorn (1 year ago)
I'll take a look. Thanks.
Good info—thanks for sharing!
Brian Silverthorn (1 year ago)
Thanks. I appreciate you taking the time to comment.
Gaya Kings (1 year ago)
nice
Brian Silverthorn (1 year ago)
Thank you.
Kasi Karl (1 year ago)
Hello Mr I want to talk with you privately about book keeping of retail business
Brian Silverthorn (1 year ago)
Hi Kasi, I'm probably not the best person to talk with about bookkeeping. I have a CPA take care of my financial stuff. There are usually bookkeeping services wherever there are businesses. Try contacting one for the advice you want. Best of luck.
Rohullah (1 year ago)
it is great thanks so much
Brian Silverthorn (1 year ago)
I'm happy you enjoyed the videos. I hope they help you achieve the success you want in business.
Candace Aiono (2 years ago)
Thank you!
Brian Silverthorn (2 years ago)
You're welcome. Thank you for watching.
Cleopas Michael (2 years ago)
I am running a small business ,but the finance is a problem to me
Brian Silverthorn (2 years ago)
Finances are always challenge. You have to watch the money very closely.
Just Vlogging YouTube (2 years ago)
Sir I subscribe your Channel I am new in Youtube I love your Video, smile.
Just Vlogging YouTube (2 years ago)
Welcome Sir thank you as I will watch all your video's thanks again.
Brian Silverthorn (2 years ago)
Thanks for taking the time to leave your comment. Welcome to the channel.
Aileen Landerio (2 years ago)
thanks a lot sir for this video for sharing your brilliant thoughts and ideas base on your great experience...i have a small bussiness before but i was loose it by wrong handling and not that much good knowledge...by now i am thinking to start it again...so this information is very big helpfull for me...God blessed you always and more power...
Brian Silverthorn (2 years ago)
Thanks for the kind words. I wish the best for you should you decide to start another business.
Shiju Kumar (2 years ago)
Plz uplod to systems of office
Shiju Kumar (2 years ago)
Brian Silverthorn Ok
Brian Silverthorn (2 years ago)
Hi Shiju - I'm not sure what you mean. Can you give a little more detail? Thanks.
Awesome love being a small business owner! Great nuggets!
Brian Silverthorn (2 years ago)
Give me a heads up and we'll find a place and time to meet.
Brian Silverthorn will be an edh last week of July.
Brian Silverthorn (2 years ago)
Thanks. Let me know if there is ever anything I can do to help.
Unpredictable TOPS (2 years ago)
starts @ 2:20
Fruity Pebbles (1 month ago)
Thanks!!!
pandicornlove08 playin (2 months ago)
I'm a kidtrepreneur or... trying to be 1
CrassusNumoniusVala (9 months ago)
thanks man
mudmakers (9 months ago)
thank you so much
A7md XD (9 months ago)
Ghenzua SoGood ww
Pheebe Likes (2 years ago)
Would you say it's better to start by working and managing a small business, gain a good amount of experience before starting your own? I plan on starting and building a very successful Homecare / Nursing Asst Schl/business very soon. Thanks for the lesson.
Brian Silverthorn (2 years ago)
That's how it worked for me. I was the general manager for a small business before starting my own business. You don't have to start as an employee, but it's a great way to gain experience. I have a new eGuide coming out very soon that will help when you start your own business, I'll be posting a video about it by the end of the week.
Unknown Bronze Player (2 years ago)
I am 18, And I am looking at opening a small car yard as its quite big here in New Zealand. Finding all the advice I can.. Good luck everyone :)
shahin rmz (13 days ago)
How did it go in 2 years pal?
Buddy Bud-Bud (2 months ago)
My advice to you is don't! Learn what is is to work for someone else, learn what it entails to run a business, customer relations, financial statements, tax laws, competition, supply and demand, geographical advantage and disadvantage etc... don't start a business if you don't know what the hell you doing! It's like writing university exams without even going to school. You'll fail fast and fail hard
Brian Warner (1 year ago)
Great idea. Remember to try and fix everything you can even if it is a clothing dryer machine or a motor cycle. Just make sure you are always fixing stuff fast and finished. It never pays to sit still or do nothing during the day in that business. Also it never pays to spend months or even too many weeks on rebuilding 1 car.
Brian Silverthorn (2 years ago)
Good luck with your small car yard.
Adnan Sheikh (2 years ago)
hi guys I have a small sports wears and football business if someone is interested please reach me on email we are manufacturers of sports wears and football and I want to expand it into other countries.
Chanda Kapika (1 year ago)
Chanda Kapika (1 year ago)
plis reach me up 0961977676 wats app
Brian Silverthorn (2 years ago)
Hey Adnan - Are you trying to use my channel to expand your business? If it's your intention to market to the subscribers and visitors to this channel, you should think about offering me a fee or or a percentage of your sales in exchange for access. What do you think?
Vision Lingo (2 years ago)
Love the video. The hiring process is always the most frustrating. I was told hire slow fire fast, but it's difficult making that judgement call if they are the perfect fit.
Chatita Olivares (5 months ago)
Vision Lingo how are you? And thank you for this amazing advises! I im an office manager of an small business (10 w-2 employees) My boss asked me today how the business was doing financially and asked me for a report! I was speech less! Embarrassing! That is why I came to you tube Chanel looking for help! In January 2017 the profit was 135k In January 2018 the profit was 50k - but the owner brought two buildings which we are half pay off the loan right now. In January 2019 the profit is 60k Is this healthy? Thank you very much for getting back to me.... How can I get a class from you? Thank you Roseth
Brian Silverthorn (2 years ago)
Thanks for the comment. I appreciate it. If you're interested, there are 6 videos about hiring the right people in a playlist. Use this link - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPdEA7pzpYDMKnA7VBI60OHhbdn1Hq8c6
Ramim Hassan (2 years ago)
Hey, Thanks for your nice video. I need your help. Can you please help and contact with me by private email? I hope that you'll contact soon. My e-mail: [email protected] Thanks in advance.
Jacky J. (2 years ago)
Thanks Mr. Brian for your time and effort in educating every business minded person. Im in process to open up a Butchery in my fast growing town in Namibia and need step by step strategies on how im i going to start up this business. my email: [email protected]
Brian Silverthorn (2 years ago)
I'll send an email and ask for more specific information.
shrlxy (2 years ago)
Thank you for such a good advise. Its very useful for me as a young entrepreneur.
shrlxy (2 years ago)
Thank you very much. for this time being, im doing a guesthouse business an i want to upgrade it to boutique hotel business. In meantime, im also plan to do food truck business since i love to cook. Is that posibble that i can get some advice from you time by time?
Brian Silverthorn (2 years ago)
Thanks you. I wish you the best in your entrepreneurial endeavor.
Thank you for the advice this video was very helpful.
Joseph Benedictus (2 years ago)
Good afternoon Mr. Brain. I love your videos and they really help alto. I am a young man wanting to start a very big business and it's the first kind of business every operated in our country, Namibia. I need help. would you be so kind to help me your email address for me to ask you for more advise on how to ran a my new business successfully. Please.
Brian Silverthorn (2 years ago)
Hi Joseph - My email address is [email protected] Let me know how I can help.
Daniel Lindsey (2 years ago)
hOW WOULD YOU RUN A ROOLER RINK ?
Brian Silverthorn (2 years ago)
That's a broad question Daniel. The short answer is that you run a roller rink the same way you run any business. Hire the right people. Make sure they have a full understanding of what you expect from them while doing their jobs.Compensate them appropriate;y. Put systems into place for all aspects of your operation. Focus on your customers - charge a fee that will bring in the customers you want, make their use of your facility a pleasant experience, ask them what activities, specials, etc they'd like you to offer, and keep you eye on the money. I wish you the best.
john wall (2 years ago)
Hey Brian! I am about to acquire an engineering degree and the thought of owning my own business has always appealed to me. Problem is I have zero business knowledge so what do you recommend my first step should be after I get a business idea? Where should I go to learn the basics?
Brian Silverthorn (2 years ago)
The self-serving answer is to become a member of my website once I finish the redo this week. Other than that, there are plenty of books that discuss the basics - choosing the right business for you, determining the potential of the market, determining how you'll approach the market, figuring out how you'll fund your business until it becomes profitable, choosing the right people to help, deciding on the most beneficial structure, etc. That being said, the real key is implementing your decisions & strategies effectively. This all sounds pretty daunting. And, given that the failure rate of new businesses in about 95% in the first three to five years, there are a lot of well intended people who don't make it. The best thing you can do is find someone with experience & knowledge that you're comfortable with and have confidence in to go to for feedback & advice when you need it. I wish you the best.
Mike Keltie (3 years ago)
Great advice - much appreciated Brian !
Brian Silverthorn (3 years ago)
Thanks Mike. I hope they prove to be helpful for you.
Big Boi Theo (3 years ago)
Great video very useful information :) please keep up the amazing videos :)
Big Boi Theo (3 years ago)
will do for sure :)
Brian Silverthorn (3 years ago)
That's the plan. Starting tomorrow, 6/21/16, I'll be posting a new video every day for 100 days. Tell everyone you know to tune in.
Adrian Perez (3 years ago)
he says business at least 500 times
Str8 Fax (3 years ago)
+Brian Silverthorn lol nice one
Jacob Pickett (3 years ago)
+Brian Silverthorn Damn roast him
Brian Silverthorn (3 years ago)
By the way, I checked your channel and noticed there is no content there currently. Let me know when you post one of your personal videos so I can get some insight. Thanks.
Brian Silverthorn (3 years ago)
Hey Adrian, Thanks for taking the time to count the number of times I said the word "business." So - do you consider that a good thing or a bad thing, and why? Your input will help me become a better speaker. Thanks.
Artist Chic (3 years ago)
Opportunity lets you put your foot inside the door of success, but it doesn’t break the door down for you.
Online Services (3 years ago)
Hi Brian, the perfect video at the right time as I am in the process of setting up a small business, but it is online.
Brian Silverthorn (3 years ago)
+Online Services Thanks for the comment. Success online requires help just like every other business. All the components still apply, except for employees - maybe. Stay tuned to my website for lots of information and programs for entrepreneurs. http://success-sys.com.
7s7_77 (3 years ago)
it is so helpful :)
entertainment place (3 years ago)
Brian thank-you because am young lady who wants to start my own small business
entertainment place (3 years ago)
Yes it has given me more ideas and thank-you very much keep giving us more watching from kenya in Africa
Brian Silverthorn (3 years ago)
+Hilda kevins Good luck to you Hilda. I hope the videos on this channel help with starting and growing your business.
Sh shariif (3 years ago)
Thank you Brain, your presentation motivates me to run my own business in the near future back home!
Brian Silverthorn (3 years ago)
+Sharmarke Abdinoor I'm happy to hear you're motivated to run your own business. The world needs more successful small businesses.
Hi Sir, i have no idea how i come a cross this great video! i already share this blessing to my colleagues. Thank you! God Bless....
Brian Silverthorn (3 years ago)
+Ultra Clean Up Services JG Service Company Thank you for the kind words and for sharing the video. I hope it's a benefit to everyone who takes the time to watch.
Penelope416 (3 years ago)
Brian... you're awesome. Thank you for providing the value that you do!
Brian Warner (1 year ago)
I welcome you.
Arsone Ray (3 years ago)
+Penelope416 I second that!
Brian Silverthorn (3 years ago)
+Penelope416 - Thank you for the kind words Penelope. I appreciate you taking the time to comment.
Verse Monct (3 years ago)
Thank you for sharing this Mr BrianSilverthorn. We do agree that employee's always the number one. Now there's something I'll like to know from your perspective: Do you think that it is better to be paying our employee a monthly fixed salary or to give them incentives/commission by percentage in driving them to work for a common goal?
Brian Silverthorn (3 years ago)
+Mary Skyers (Researcher) Agreed Mary. Verifiable successful results in the past should always be considered.
Business Development (3 years ago)
+Verse Monct Past successful experience in a job of some kind is also key.
Verse Monct (3 years ago)
Thank you Mr Silverthorn for the Advice ~ Really appreciate it. 
Brian Silverthorn (3 years ago)
+Verse Monct It depends on the type of business and the position an employee occupies. The challenge is to find an objective, track-able result to tie the incentive/commission to.  It's relatively easy for sales people. Commissions can be based on dollar volume or units sold, for example. The best way to get high performance and high productivity from employees is to be very thorough and very careful in the hiring process.
Athman Adiseshan (3 years ago)
ok so you've run 1, can ig et a case stuy of what  fuels worldwide business csccess period i'm a big business not a small business guy?
Brian Silverthorn (3 years ago)
+Athman Adiseshan I'm assuming the same things fuel worldwide business that fuel local, regional and country-wide business success - a product or service that solves a problem for a large number of people and a highly competent team that markets, sells, producers, delivers, stands behind and services what's being offered.
QB x PG (3 years ago)
Great video
Brian Silverthorn (3 years ago)
+Ciryl Lyrics Perfect. Please visit the site, sign up for the newsletter and let me know what you think. New content will be added regularly. And, well be starting webinars very soon. My contact information is on the site.
QB x PG (3 years ago)
+Brian Silverthorn thanks. Im interested in this.. i plan on opening up a small business.
Brian Silverthorn (3 years ago)
+Ciryl Lyrics Thanks Ciryl. I appreciate it. If you know anyone starting a business or thinking about it, please invite them to visit my website for easy access to information and advice that will help them get started successfully. http://BusinessStartupSystems.net
Patricia Justice (3 years ago)
In the first few years, when I'm just struggling to get by (I'm still working a full-time job), do I need a CPA, and if not, what do I need to do /how do I keep up best with expense receipts etc. ?
Patricia Justice (3 years ago)
+Brian Silverthorn Thanks, Brian. I have receipts, and I have Paypal debit card payments that show up in my email box. Keeping track is the challenge...
Brian Silverthorn (3 years ago)
+Patricia Justice If you're struggling, there's no need for the added expense of a CPA right now. Keep your check register up to date and detailed. Make notes on your expense receipts and put them in a file. ASAP after the end of the year go through your check register and your expense receipts file, categorize the information, and then decide if you need help with your taxes. As your business income and the complexities of your business increase you can evaluate the need for a CPA. All the best.
rjravaz (4 years ago)
I'm thinking about opening a business, but I'm a little nervous about the books. I have heard for a small fee I could have a company do this for me, does anyone one have any thoughts on this? Thanks for any advise.
Brian Silverthorn (3 years ago)
@rjravaz When starting a business it's best to keep an eye on the books personally. Pay attention to the money coming in and the money going out. Be sure to put some away for taxes. Check with your local Chamber of Commerce and other sources for basic courses in business bookkeeping. Learning how to pay attention to cash flow is very important to every business owner. It helps you plan for the future and it also helps you protect your business. The more you learn now the better your decisions will be when deciding if you need a bookkeeper, a payroll service, a CPA or anything else financial in nature and who you should trust to perform those duties. I wish you the best, whatever you decide.
Chase Dart (3 years ago)
yeah that's the real issue, especially when at first you don't make much money. it feels like all your money goes to others.
Ronald Cheserek (4 years ago)
Very informative
Launch Ninjas (4 years ago)
Hey there, I like this video. When you going to have more of these type of videos? If you want to get these same videos on page 1 of Google, I can definitely help you with that. Bests Regards and keep adding videos. Damon
Vas Studios (4 years ago)
Thank you Brian...for the advise on small business. SUBSCRIBE for SUBSCRIBE. Thanks.
Quit Work Club (4 years ago)
Thant's an excellent quote! Best wishes towards your future development
Brian stated that he believes the keys to starting and growing a successful business are fundamentally broken down into Efficient Operations, Increasing Profits, Growth, and Quick Response To The Market. In my opinion, I think that he’s pointing out the fact that you must engineer systems for your business before you start it. Not to take away from what Brian is teaching you, but another business expert that you should check out is Robert Kiyosaki and his Rich Dad series because he goes into extreme detail about business systems. You could combine Robert’s teachings with that of Brian.
Brian Silverthorn (4 years ago)
@Best Local Businesses In Thanks for including me in the same sentence as Robert Kiyosaki. I'm honored. His books are a great resource for business knowledge.
baraa abudawod (4 years ago)
Great Tips Brian...I'm currently starting my own business in Saudi Arabia, and your videos will absolutely play an important role in the success of my business.Now I know the areas I need to work on and how to properly manage my business. Thank you! 
baraa abudawod (4 years ago)
Thanks Brian! Saudi market is booming nowadays and I believe that a rational person must see the potential.
Brian Silverthorn (4 years ago)
@baraa abudawod Thanks for the kind words. I have a client that recently opened a franchise location in Riyadh which seems to be starting off strong. The best of luck with your new venture
Taj Smith (4 years ago)
@ Trodan Company Dick -_-
valsmen (4 years ago)
Good day  Sir. Brian Silverthorn i would like to ask if a water station business is a good business to start or a hamburger franchise store and where is the best place to put up this businesses in urban or rural area? i will wait for ur reply sir thank u very much 
valsmen (4 years ago)
thank u sir i enjoy watching ur video 
Brian Silverthorn (4 years ago)
Hi Valsmen. That's a big ask. You need to ask a lot of questions yourself before making a decision. Is either one of those choices - the water station or the hamburger franchise - something you'll enjoy working at every day? Is there a demand for the product you choose where you are? Are there enough people in the area to support the business you choose? My best advice is to figure out what you do best with the least amount of effort and then determine how to turn it into a business. You'll do great.
Chris Banzet (4 years ago)
I'm trying to pay attention to the message, but I'm still stuck on the fact that you said you were on the porch of a vineyard, and as an editor of photography and video, I can definitely tell that you are in a controlled room and used a filter screen and then transposed the backdrop later... Also, for FYI, your body size ratio to the backdrop is off...   ;)
Ned Cleaver (4 years ago)
I am going to have to agree, with Roy on this one.  Why even bring up his video quality?  If this were a video on how to make, professional video's.  Then I could see why you, (Chris) you would need to make such a comment.  If I was to watch a film about football, and the only comment I leave is, "Man oh man, do I LOVE Apples!" People would say the same thing to me, as Roy said to you.  And yes I know, your comment was not to that extreme.  Yet it still has nothing to do, with the topic at hand.       
Roy Mercer (4 years ago)
You fail to bring up my first comment to your off topic irrelevant comment. I said, and I quote "How is that even relevant". As I said before, I was just inquiring about your dumb comment to begin with. That is all. 
Chris Banzet (4 years ago)
@Roy Mercer No, now who is making a "play on words"? You did not "inquire" about the relevance of my comment.. Need I bring in the quotes? And I quote "It was a dumb comment. Why would you ask a dumb question that is completely irrelevant to the topic?" Who said Roy Mercer is the official "subject police" on what is or is not a topic of discussion? You know Roy, I thought you would be wise enough to see the image once I held up the mirror, but its quite obvious you still don't get it. Which means it moves beyond a simple one time event and opens it to the fact you probably treat everyone this way.  Let me be equally as blunt then. Brian gracefully answered my comment, and did so with a professional level of tact and informative gesture, which definitely debunked my thoughts about his video. For you to come back here, 4 months later and throw in an interjection where a peaceful informative exchange took place says everything that needs said..  But, I went a step further and gave you some rope... We'll let the other readers here determine WHO hung themselves with it... 
Roy Mercer (4 years ago)
A bold statement? I just inquired about the relevance of your comment, nothing more, nothing less. You just cant admit the fact you made a dumb statement. Also, you keep trying to use intellectual superiority and "profound" theatrics to make your point. Not working. 
Chris Banzet (4 years ago)
@Roy Mercer That too is an interesting take on this exchange..... On one hand you say that I am assuming things about you, yet here you are actually making a BOLD statement about my comment... Do you think those two reveal a level of truth? Or do you think I am the one who is simply pointing out more than what's there? 
Kim Jong Udyr (5 years ago)
this is my first time watching you. I am going to subscribe and listen to your every word! thank you so much for putting something like this up!
a h (2 years ago)
Nice! I love this channel too. Check out mine i hope its upto standards
Brian Silverthorn (4 years ago)
@រដ្ឋា ធួ Hi Thou. Asking for more about building a successful small business is a very broad request. Please send me a list of specific questions or concerns and if I haven't provided the answers in a previous video I'll make a new video to address your questions.
រដ្ឋា ធួ (4 years ago)
@Brian Silverthorn Dear Brian Silverthorn, I am Cambodain People , My name Thou Ratha I am a student of Marketing . So can you explain me more  a bout to be success small Business.
Brian Silverthorn (5 years ago)
Thanks Josh. Welcome aboard. If you're interested, check out my newly launched website - http://mysuccesssystem.com 
Adam Cox (5 years ago)
Great tips. Thanks for the effort.
Angkor Driver (5 years ago)
you are is good idea in the world 
Troden Company (5 years ago)
Um, nice green screen dude... Nearly impossible to get that sound quality with no background noise of maybe, the wind in that willow tree , also, ur standing halfway into a band stage -.-
No Pride Evans (5 years ago)
Very educational
kasey7638 (5 years ago)
Thank you, Brian, very informative.
randee lauresta (5 years ago)
thanks
gfam777 (5 years ago)
Aren't you bright? Thanks for nothing buddy
Utalk2much (6 months ago)
@Brian Silverthorn Great response. Very dignified. Thank you for this great video sir!
Devon Buse (5 years ago)
@konstantinos philippakos Yes Konstantinos... It's personal and business professionalism to respond!
THE SPARTAN BARBER (5 years ago)
@Brian Silverthorn glad you took the time to reply to that unfounded negative comment. Some people don't appreciate it when others give up their time to help others.  
Brian Silverthorn (5 years ago)
Thanks for the comment. I always appreciate constructive feedback. By the way, I checked you channel and couldn't find any original videos. Let me know when you have one up. I'd enjoy learning from you.
str8 shooter (5 years ago)
I would like to start learning about business, I don't know were to start, all I can do is ask. Can someone recommend some good books, articles etc for a beginner or something that focus's on these points specifically *understanding of the financial statements of a company *commercial law, particularly the law of contract *contemporary economic principles and theories *roles and responsibilities of management *marketing principles *business communications *Learn how to analyse financial statistical data Message would be great, thanks ;)
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ (5 years ago)
God I hate the terminology "small business" ..who starts a business to keep it small.. did Bill Gates say, I'm gonna start a software company but I wanna keep it "small".. did the founders of facebook say we're gonna start a" SMALL social website". C'mon its a business period. Please drop the small.
Brian Silverthorn (5 years ago)
How many businesses start out big? How big is your business? The fact is that 90% of all businesses employ less than 500 people. And, there are plenty of small business owners who are very happy keeping their businesses small while achieving everything they want in life. Different strokes for different folks.
Lee Milligan (5 years ago)
Looking forward to see more. Great post.
Cyle Davey (5 years ago)
How do i run a small pizza business ?
Buddy Bud-Bud (2 months ago)
Don't, run as a pizza delivery boy first
LK Design and Graphics (5 years ago)
Guys im a graphic designer and if you want any graphics or a logo or something , message me on youtube and we can negotiate a cheap price for what you want! 
gfam777 (5 years ago)
Does anyone have tips on how to run a successful catering business?
Venus Psychic (5 years ago)
that is not very difficult
John Smith (5 years ago)
The first 5 minutes are a bit slow. Bit of a talk fest.
Brian Silverthorn (5 years ago)
Hey John, Thanks for the input. I went to your channel and couldn't find any of your original videos. Let me know where I can take a look. I'm always open to learning. Thanks.
Front Page Google (5 years ago)
Great video man. Most of our clients are small businesses.  We let them compete with big businesses by outrunning them in search engines and good content on their websites. People tend to trust product with great websites.
Rompa Rohman (5 years ago)
That's a nice way of generating money from home... but Fast Finance Hub is better. I earn well over $6k every few days using it and anyone can too. Therefore take a look. Search Google for Fast Finance Hub and find out how.
yarmo G-LO (5 years ago)
Brian i am only selling dog treats but how do i get people to buy them please help money is going to a good place
Otis Davis (1 month ago)
Sell treats to adults and dogs! Makes treats for both and show them you are eating them too at a flea market.
FitSmallBusiness (5 years ago)
Great set of videos, we are currently working on a Hiring and Managing series for Small Business Owners. We will appreciate any comment or feedback that you may have. Thank you.
Brian Silverthorn (5 years ago)
Great idea Fernando. My specialty is helping owners maximize the valuation of their businesses so they can do other things and still receive a guaranteed income.
Quantum Break (5 years ago)
I want to get to a point where I contract some1 to run my bussines and Id just enjoy life without not much having to work
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BEST GOLD IRA ROLLOVER (5 years ago)
Very nice video Thanks for posting
Brian Silverthorn (5 years ago)
I don't know about the hotel business in Egypt so I can't comment on that. Starting any business correctly, including a cafe, and building it into a valuable asset is always a good idea. I know people who started with a cafe and have grown their business into 4 successful restaurants and a successful resort. It's taken a number of years and a lot of smart work, but it happened. Good luck with whatever you decide.
grabinie official (5 years ago)
Hey , is it a smart idea to start a cafe and get money out of it if i get enough money to build a hotel in egypte.
Spook SEO (5 years ago)
This surely is very useful to those having difficulties in building a strong brand for small businesses on the Internet. Many people don't usually see it but starting and building a web presence could be the toughest challenge of business people.
Brian Silverthorn (6 years ago)
Hi Allen. Your email address didn't work. Contact me through my website and I'll be happy to schedule a time to talk with you.
allen rai (6 years ago)
I do run a small restaurant and your advice would be immensely of help. hope to hear from [email protected]
young blindonesia (6 years ago)
I need to watch to this kind of video, coz i want to be a successful businessman with great corporation, i like the way you explain it and i love the background
Brian Silverthorn (6 years ago)
Thank you. Restaurants are challenging but, done correctly, they can be fun and profitable. I wish you the best.
BlackHaute (6 years ago)
This is great because I was thinking of opening my own restaurant and I was trying to figure out how it can survive the first two years of business. Your video was wonderful, thank you so much! :)

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