Minimum Wage Increase: The Hidden Risk to Your Business

Minimum wage increased. What are the hidden risk to your business now that the minimum wage increase is taking affect in multiple states? Listen in as we discuss the hidden risk to your business and how you can mitigate your risk by hiring right the first time. Show Notes Welcome to the In The Clear Podcast I'm your host Justin Recla along with my amazingly talented wife Tonya Dawn Recla.Hello. Hello.Welcome to the show everybody today we are going to be talking about things that are in the news, especially here in Arizona. I know a lot of states with the given elections for talking about the minimum wage increases that we're seeing across the nation and the hidden risk to your business. It's been a big topic lately I know for a lot of small business owners that we're going to start feeling the crunch [...]

Business Scammers Beware: Clear Business Directory and CEO Space Partnership Brings Transparency to Business

Business scammers everywhere can count their days numbered. A new partnership aims to put a serious dent in the unopposed, smarmy practices of businesses that take advantage of entrepreneurs and business owners. The Clear Business DirectoryTM (CLEAR) and CEO Space International, Inc. (CEO Space) join forces to send a clear message that preying on business conferences is no longer a lucrative business strategy. The vetting practices of CLEAR, founded in government counterintelligence principles, and the long history of CEO Space in growing successful businesses combine to create the perfect team to send business scammers packing. Over the years, business conferences have become fertile hunting ground for fraudulent business practices. The energized atmosphere and ambiance of camaraderie create a cesspool for those who've mastered slick sales techniques and get-rich-quick schemes. “We have a clear and long-standing culture of collaboration. Unfortunately, some people try to take advantage of that by promoting fraudulent businesses. [...]

Being Transparent: The New Way of Business

Being transparent is the new way of doing business. It's the end of an election year and people all over are looking for change. Business is not exempt from change. Listen in as we discuss how operating your in transparency can up-level your business.  Welcome to the In the Clear Podcast. I'm your host Justin Recla, along with my beautiful wife, Tonya Dawn Recla. Hi everyone. Well I’ve got to laugh, she was making a funny face at me. As I called her beautiful, and she went cross-eyed. She is so… And he still loves me… Moving on to the show now. You see that guy can actually plays onto the show. That’s true! I didn’t even think about that.  This week we're talking about Being Transparent, the new way of doing business. We see this a lot. we just got through an election year, and [...]

Valor and Business with Bruce Marshall

What does valor have to do with business? If you're Bruce Marshall -- everything. Bruce shares his amazing story with us and the importance of having the right team. Bruce is a recipient of the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star and when it comes to your financial future, he's got your back!    

What Does Enlightenment Have To Do With Your Business? EVERYTHING!

I get it. The title of this post doesn’t immediately connect to Due Diligence. But trust me when I say the connection is clear, distinct and extremely significant for your business. Things they are a-changing. If you don’t see this in your particular business sector, look again. Since the onslaught of social media, peer review sites, internet marketing and the global village, business-as-usual ceased to exist. The statement, “The only constant is change,” has never been more true. And it’s affecting your bottom line. Everyone knows this. And everyone’s scrambling trying to provide THE solution to riding these waves of change. But the one topic I hear discussed only in backrooms and mastermind circles is Enlightenment. Call it what you will: awareness, consciousness, intuition, energy, super-hero powers, whatever; it all results in the same thing. Your clients, customers, industry partners, competition, vendors, and team members are tuning in and turning [...]

Don’t be distracted by the Magic Tricks.

As the CEO of your company you are the visionary for your business. It’s the visionary’s job to focus and create opportunities that drive the company forward. However, business is like magic in that if you focus on what the magician appears to be doing (like they want you too) then you miss what is actually happening (the trick). When you are too close to the vision, you miss the factors that sway you from the vision and invite in risk. Avent-Guard™ gives you the tools necessary to filter out the “tricks” that put your business at risk.

Losing Power in Business?

How many times a day do you abdicate your power in your business? How many times a day do you do something that doesn’t feel right or is not in line with your business or your purpose? The number one reason why business owners HAVE to perform due diligence in the first place is because they continue to abdicate their power to others. Whether you’re a man a woman, a seasoned business owner or a starting entrepreneur Clear Business DirectoryTMprovides the tools you need to stand in your power and build success!

Due Diligence and Personal Power

Between our due diligence work and our awareness mentoring, we get a lot of questions about whether or not people truly can avoid disasters. The latest incidents seem to involve scared and disgruntled people seeking revenge. Of course, nationally the news about Christopher Dorner had folks asking if he gave any indication of homicidal tendencies before lashing out (CNN article). And on a smaller scale from the Phoenix area we received calls from small businesses afraid they might suffer from the next Harmon-type incident (Yahoo! News article). The answer to the simple question above is an emphatic YES…and no. The former response is because we’ve seen firsthand the benefit of preparedness and a bit of assessment. The latter is because we’ve also seen what can happen despite our genuine attempts and most attuned awareness. Regardless, if we always choose to fault on the side of “an ounce of prevention is worth [...]