Business Advice and Career Development

Will Talks Biz Episode 12 Giving Bonuses

Giving Bonuses in Business

By William Manzanares | September 7, 2022

Giving bonuses and incentives in businesses happens for a variety of reasons. Lately we are hearing a lot about interview-based bonuses. The ones I have used are incentive based bonuses. I have used them as a tool to motivate and inspire. While bonuses may bring a quick result, I have learned a few lessons along…

Will Talks Biz Episode 11 How to Deal with Toxix Employees

How to Deal with Toxic Employees

By William Manzanares | August 31, 2022

When you scale quickly it become easy to find yourself surrounded by toxic employees. Embezzlement, theft, and everything in-between can happen if you aren’t on top of toxic behavior.  One thing I would tell my younger self is to fire them the moment they become toxic. Today I share my experiences on leading a team…

Will Talks Biz Episode 10 Whats Stopping You

Whats Stopping You?

By William Manzanares | August 24, 2022

Today Cassie and I talk about some of the challenges that come with starting your own business. Right away I ask her about one of the action items that we discussed during her time on an Ask Will episode. It lead me to ask, “Whats stopping you?” Key Takeaways {1:57 } Get people in your…

Will Talks Biz Episode 9 featuring Katie Currens

Ask Will featuring Katie Currens

By William Manzanares | August 17, 2022

Today we continue the “Ask Will” series, where entrepreneurs from a variety of backgrounds and levels can share their concerns and get insight from me. This episode is with Katie Currens, founder and Chief Engagement Officer of One Spark Solutions. Katie’s non-linear career showed her the need for people to reconnect with their curiosity and…

Will Talks Biz Podcast Episode 8 Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews

By William Manzanares | August 10, 2022

Any time you put yourself out in the world you are opening yourself up to receiving negative feedback. My perspective on customer reviews has shifted since publishing my own book. When you look at reviews as opportunities to learn and improve, the current and future customers can be forgiving. Customers should love you so much…

Will Talks Biz Episode 7 Writing a Book

Writing a Book

By William Manzanares | August 3, 2022

The experiences I had as a child with dyslexia became my drive for writing a book. When I look back at my early years in school, I remember the times a teacher would have students read out loud, regardless of our ability. Kids would become impatient when I’d not know a word. For me it…

Will Talks Biz Podcast Episode 6 Delusion of Success

Delusion of Success

By William Manzanares | July 27, 2022

Entrepreneurs tend to look at other entrepreneurs and get caught up in a comparison game. This can cause a delusion of success and feelings of imposter syndrome. Episode Highlights: {1:36} The more shiny objects or things that you try to chase after or brag about, the more you will set you up for failure. Any…

Will Talks Biz Episode 5 Ask Will featuring Cassie Tucker

Ask Will featuring Cassie Tucker

By William Manzanares | July 20, 2022

We are kicking off a series of episodes called, “Ask Will” featuring Cassie Tucker. Entrepreneurs from a variety of backgrounds and levels can share their concerns and get insight from me. This episode is with Cassie Tucker, co-founder of CAMM Media. She asks, “After bootstrapping and building all aspects of my business, I am ready…

Hiring Slow

By William Manzanares | July 13, 2022

All job seekers have a 26.2% probability of receiving a job offer. Typically entry level positions have more offers than other roles, but for any position it really comes down to the interview process. Who you higher will greatly affect your whole team. To consciously think about who you are hiring is what I mean…

Firing Fast

By William Manzanares | July 13, 2022

Hiring slow and firing fast was not a concept I was familiar with early in my career. That all changed when I started focusing more on customer service. Episode Highlights {1:33} If you want to have the best customer service, you have to hire the best based on what your business needs {3:14} When you…