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Small Business Weekly

By Tom Ross
Business advice with a focus on local and small businesses. Each episode is a deep dive into topics that help you manage your business through the good times and the challenges. Tune in and see how you can improve your business today! Give your feedback at and let us know what you think, and if you have a suggestion for a guest.
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SEO, and other Acronyms

Small Business Weekly

Time for Payroll
Our first episode for 2021. Listen in while Tom interviews a payroll expert Payroll PJ. They discuss how the employee landscape has changed for small businesses around the country, and how it has become important for any sized business to have a good payroll partner. Give a listen and thanks for dropping by!
January 31, 2021
Meet the Rep with Luz Rivas
It's our big Episode 10! Hard to call it an anniversary, but it's gotta be some kind of milestone! In celebration Tom interviews the Assemblywoman from the 39th District of California, Luz Rivas. Luz grew up right around the corner from SBW central. She talks with  Tom about growing up in the area, and how she got from San Fernando High to MIT and finally to the state assembly. As business people being aware of what our government is doing and connected to those who make things happen in government is vital. So listen in to this one and get to know your representative, and how she can help you and your business thrive. For notes and more visit the SCCC web site at
October 30, 2020
Team Work
Episode Number 9 Tom sits down with Kelli Holms, the founder and CEO of Team Referral Network, a nation wide network of businesses with one goal, to refer business to each other and Achieve More! The discussion hits on a wide range of topics from building your network to establishing power partners, and a lot more. Give a listen and thanks for being a part of Small Business Weekly.
October 07, 2020
Oh Shift !
Pivot is so last week. Your business needs to Shift! In this weeks episode Tom talks with Ronda Jackson, host of The Road to Recovery on Youtube, and owner of Decora, a design firm in Boyle Heights CA. The discussion covers a range of topics including how todays Covid is not impossible to overcome, if you Shift!
September 14, 2020
Interview: Lynda Roth
Tom is back from his forced exile, and raring to go!. This week he is joined by a good friend Lynda Roth, a software engineer, and business coach who has had decades of experience in implementing technology for businesses of all sizes. So listen in and see if Tom can think of interesting questions to ask his guest!
September 01, 2020
Lawyers Insurance and Money
Its a legal smack-down as Tom meets with Attorney Michael Overing. The two discuss how important it is for a small business to have sound legal, and financial advice if success is part of the strategy. Somehow they manage to make the law almost Fun! We want to hear from you! I know your listening. Send us your Feedback!! and put the episode number in the subject. Thanks for listening and supporting the San Fernando City Chamber of Commerce.
July 02, 2020
Three Pilars
If your sweating the on-again off-again Covid rules, if your worried about your very survival, then listen to this weeks episode where Tom and Warren talk about some concrete ways you can make Lemonade out of lemons, and feel a bit better about moving forward.  You can also hear our shows and view show notes and additional content through your browser at the SFCCC web site. Just click Here and check out our Podcast Page. We want to hear from you! I know your' listening. Send us your Feedback!! and put the episode number in the subject. Thanks for listening and supporting Small Business Weekly
June 25, 2020
SEO, and other Acronyms
A great podcast where Tom, the ring leader, grills Erik, the hostage about how he can increase the family business through marketing techniques such as keywords, PPC and SEO delivering low cost of acquisition with high ROI. Thrills at every turn. Hit Play NOW!
June 18, 2020
Fashion Show
Todays Guest is Christina Bernal, the manager of Throwback Junction, a vintage boutique here in San Fernando specializing in clothing and  accessories all hand picked. Christina and Tom discuss a variety of topics including several things she did at Throwback to keep customers happy during  the past several uncertain months. 
June 08, 2020
Pep Talk
Todays show features an interview  with the San Fernando  City Chamber of Commerce President Sandy Silva. Sandy discusses how she started in business  and gives some details on how Chambers of Commerce can help businesses in times of success and stress. 
May 31, 2020
The Arc of your Business
Tom interviews Oscar Edwards, business coach and consultant on the responsibilities of business owners and how they can prosper through Covid.
May 26, 2020