Creative Companies Create Transparency

Prescott Perez Fox is the founder of The Busy Creator and joins the In the Clear podcast to talk about transparency in the creative space. "The Busy Creator is a website and podcast about creative productivity. So, it's essentially a resource for folks in the creative fields. This is for designers and illustrators, and writers, photographers, and really anyone that makes things, creator. And really, I wanted to offer folks insight on how things get ahead they get made, how things happen."     Hello this is Tonya Dawn Recla with the In the Clear Podcast. And I'm excited to have with me the founder of the Busy Creator Brand, which is a lot of fun. And this is Prescott Perez Fox, and they have done a hundred episodes on this podcast, and that's no small feat. I am really excited to have him come and [...]

Being Vulnerable in PR with Josh Elledge

Being vulnerable in public relations feels like inviting the sharks to circle. But what if vulnerability and transparency are the quickest ways to truly connect with your audience and create raving fans? Josh Elledge talks about his experience in the PR world and why he chooses to operate transparently. Show Notes Hello everyone! This is Tonya Dawn Recla. This is the In the Clear Podcast. And I am really excited to have with me today Josh Elledge, out of the PR sphere. So, this is particularly entertaining for me because we hear a lot about people getting snookered out of the PR and Marketing Sphere. And it's such a necessary part for business, to get out there and to get well-known. What our bias is that you could do that in a transparent and authentic and integrity way. And so, I think we're going to hear [...]

Realtor Mark Ferguson Talks Transparency

Realtor Mark Ferguson knows real estate and real estate investing and he knows the importance of transparency. He admits the industry is wrought with snake oil sales tactics and advises clients to educate themselves before trusting an agent. Listen in as he shares secrets from the trenches and tips for becoming a savvy consumer.   Show Notes Hello this is Tonya Dawn Recla with the In The Clear Podcast and I have with me today a real treat for you all. Mark Ferguson is realtor, real estate investor, author and he has created a whole web site and business called Invest For More. What's delightful about him is that he gets it. He understands that the real estate market is fairly saturated and there are some questionable techniques happening with it. So, I'm excited to have him on the show today to talk to you all about some [...]

Serial Entrepreneur Nathan Hirsch

Serial Entrepreneur Nathan Hirsch talks about transparency in the ecommerce arena. From starting an Amazon business from his college dorm room to co-owning Freee Up, a solution for remote hiring, Nathan knows a thing or two about entrepreneurship. Listen in as he talks about the importance of transparency in today's business world. Show Notes Hello everyone this is Tonya Dawn Recla, and this is the In the Clear Podcast. And you all are in for a treat. This gentleman is a firecracker. But it's so refreshing to hear neighbors talk as he's really cracked the code in the e-commerce industry. I know if you've been in business for more than a day, and one of the biggest headaches is how do you how do you get folks to fulfill some tasks that you need in interviewing process and in you get on fiber and that's a [...]

Debt Financing for Your Business with Jeff Shick

Debt financing can be a challenging technique to navigate. It's important to have someone you can trust on your side. Jeff Shick with Money Miners, a member of the Clear Business DirectoryTM, joins the In the Clear podcast to talk about the importance of transparency. Listen in as he shares tips you should know before pursuing debt financing for your business. Show Notes Welcome to the In The Clear Podcast this is a special edition live from CEO Space. I’m Justin Recla you're a host of In The Clear Podcast I'm live today with one of the members of the Clear Business Directory, Jeff Schick of moneyminers.biz. Jeff is a new member of the Clear Business Directory and we have him here today so you can get to know him a little bit better. Jeff, welcome to the show. Thanks, Justin, I appreciate it. So, I [...]

Yelp the Hidden Risk Behind Peer Ranked Sites

Is Yelp hurting small businesses? "The challenge is, of course, for small businesses or medium sized businesses the Yelp process has come under a lot of scrutiny." Listen in to find out the hidden risk behind peer ranked sites. Show Notes Welcome to the In The Clear Podcast. I'm your host Justin Recla along with my gorgeous wife Tonya Dawn Recla. Hello everyone! So this week we're taking on a giant. This week we are looking at Yelp. Just call us David! Yelp and the hidden risk behind peer ranked sites. Maybe I'm going to explain my comment. So, you are talking about taking on a giant; which then my mind went to Goliath; which then that led me to David and then I envisioned the rock and a slingshot. So, that's where that one was going folks, but make no mistake about it you [...]

SEC Affirms Due Diligence is a Must

SEC continues to send the message the due diligence is a must. This follows a recent performance data debacle with F-Squared. "You know what, there's a good chance because somebody didn't do their due diligence. Here’s the thing, folks, the SEC has been saying this ever since Bernie Madoff in 2008. If you're going to hire a sub adviser for your clients, for your business, for your investments, for your business you have to do due diligence." Show Notes Welcome to the In The CLEAR Podcast. My name is Justin Recla, and I'm your host, along with my business partner and wife, the gorgeously talented and amazing, Tonya Dawn Recla. For the record, folks, if you don't know it, Tonya is also the CEO of a company called Super Power Experts. You can find out more about Tonya and her Super Power Experts at superpowerexperts.com. [...]

Due Diligence Process for Mergers and Acquisitions

Due diligence process for mergers and acquisitions is crucial. Show Notes Welcome to the In The Clear broadcast I'm your host Justin Recla along with my business partner and wife Tonya Dawn Recla. Hello everyone! So this week we're talking about due diligence process for mergers and acquisitions. Such a great topic. We will get into this all the time with folks who really think that they're doing solid due diligence. Attorneys in particular for their clients and making sure that you know they've got all the business information and that the financials have been passed on to any CFOs or CPA is involved. Inevitably when I ask them “So who's looking at the people involved in the business?” they get kind of sheepish you know like, one guy here lately even said to me “You know if I'm totally honest we do a very cursory [...]

Peer Review Sites Put Your Business At Risk

Peer review sites put your business at risk. Do you know how? Listen in as we discuss the pros and cons of peer review sites. Show Notes Welcome to the In The Clear podcast I'm your host Justin Recla, along with my crazy talented wife Tonya Dawn Recla. So this week we're talking about peer reviews put your business at risk. What does that mean to you don't you, Tonya? Well, this is a very touchy subject and I get that. The challenge is that we can glean a lot of information off a peer review. But the problem for small business or even mid and large sized businesses is that who monitors that? And who has a say in any of that? And so everything from you know corporate espionage and conspiracy stuff. You know your competitors coming in and Bam Basting your [...]

Investing in Transparency with Lior Gantz

The investing and finance arenas are wrought with frauds and scams. Those who operate legitimately struggle to compete with smarmy business practices and snake oil sales techniques. Listen in as Lior Gantz talks about his experience openly educating and transparently operating in an arena known for its bad reputation. Show Notes Hello everyone this is Tonya Dawn Recla your host for the In The Clear podcast today and I'm really excited to have with me Lior Grantz the president of Wealth Research Group. He deals with real estate investing and he's been called the thrill seeking entrepreneur. What I've really enjoyed over just moments that we've had to get to know each other is his really refreshing approach to the finance industry. He seems to merge those concepts of the financial world with the trust and transparency piece that we're so big on here at [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Employee Engagement – The Key Ingredient to Increased Profits

Employee engagement is the key to increased profit. Are you losing time and money because your employees are not actively engaged in your business? Rachel Lutowsky of Dynamic Leadership Solutions shares some insights on how important employee engagement is for your business.  Show Notes

Child Care Providers – Labor & Lullabies

Child care providers operating in transparency is important. Bringing home a newborn can be one of the most exciting experiences. Having someone to assist with your transition into parenthood makes the experience even more amazing. Knowing the company you hired is in The Clear Business Directory brings peace of mind. Listen in as we talk with the founder of Labor & Lullabies, Lisa Louden.

In The Clear with Tax Saving Professionals

Tax saving is essential when paying taxes is part of business. Having the right tax strategy for your business can save you time and money. Listen in as Drew Miles of Tax Savings Professionals shares his experience with assisting business owners. Be sure to check out Drew's profile in the Clear Business Directory.

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!    

Understanding Marketing with the Founder of Savavo

Marketing, Marketing, Marketing....it's what makes a business grow. Listen in as G. Leavitt, the founder of Savavo.com discusses the importance of having a smart marketing strategy for your business and how Savavo helps business create and build their own custom marketing department.

The Secrets behind Raising Capital with Steve Crimi

Raising capital is a critical business skill. Capital is the life blood of business. It's also the one thing that stops new CEO's dead in their tracks, especially if they have never attempted to raise capital before. Fortunately, Steve Crimi of Gold Sol, Inc. successfully completed a multi-million dollar raise and shares his secrets. Listen in as Steve shares his insights on the actual cost of raising capital and what it really takes to do such in today's business world.

Cracking the Amazon Code with Transparency

Do you have a product that you are wanting to sell on Amazon? Have you tried selling on Amazon with no luck? If you're like most business owners with a product to sell, then you realize that Amazon has it's own language. Fortunately, Brenda Crimi of AMZ Alliance cracked the code. Listen as she shares in full transparency what it takes to sell on Amazon.

Listen in as we discuss Star Wars and Business Transparency with Ruke of BlinkStyle.com

What do Star Wars and website design have in common? Listen in as we talk to the Dark Overlord of Business himself, Ruke of Blink Media. Ruke has been a creative artist since third grade and operates his business with galactic proportions of  integrity. Listen in as we discuss #TheGreatestStarWarsCollection ever and the questions you should ask everyone in the web design industry.

Danna Olivo

Starting a business can be overwhelming at times. Because most new entrepreneurs are so close to the vision they have trouble doing everything on their own. This is where Danna Olivo comes in. Danna is the founder of Davna.com and she and her team assist start up companies and put them on a path to success. Listen in as we discuss what it means to be transparent as a startup company.  

I have a small business hiring employees, how do I vet them?

I have a small business hiring employees, how do I vet them? We get this question all the time. The problem is that the employment laws are designed to protect the potential employee, not the business. Listen in as we discuss the steps you can take to protect your business and how to properly vet a potential employee.  

Finally! Trust and Credibility in the Web Design World

Looking for a website? Be careful....The website design world is full of frauds, scams and businesses that just can't deliver. That is ...until now.  Meet Sam Natello of DotCom Global Media, the very first web design company to be featured in  The CLEAR Business Directory.  Listen in as Sam discusses the dark side of his industry and what sets DotCom Global Media apart from the everyone else in the Web Design field.  

Success Steps for Hiring Businesses

Listen in as we discuss the success steps for hiring business. Before you get involved with anyone, if it's going to cost you time or money, make sure your business is In The CLEAR.  

Why are small businesses hiring other businesses

This week we explore the reason why small businesses are hiring other businesses. For small business owners, hiring an employee can be a huge burden and risk. But is hiring another business to assist your business even more riskier? Listen to find out.  

How to do a Company Information Search

Small business owners and entrepreneurs alike always ask how they can do a company information search. This goes way beyond yelp and the yellow pages. If you truly want to mitigate your risk you have to go further. Listen in as we give you the tools you can use to mitigate your risk.  

Fraud In The News – Eric Bartoli Found Guilty in Fraud Case

Fraud in the news: One of the masterminds behind a $34 million dollar investment scheme that took place in the late 1990's was found Guilty. After fleeing the country and being extradited, Eric Bartoli one of the main conspirators in the large scale ponzi scheme that rocked large populations in Florida was finally brought to justice and found guilty. Listen in as we discuss the case and how you can avoid being a victim of such scams.  Read more here 

How to avoid being a victim of a scam

Have you being the victim of a scam? Do you know someone who has been ripped off or lost money in a scam? Listen in as we discuss how you can avoid being a victim of a scam.

What are some of the most dangerous financial scams?

What are some of the most dangerous financial scams? Why are business owners targets of such scams? Are you raising capital or need to infuse your business with cash? Then listen in as we discuss the methods you can use to protect yourself from getting ripped off  

Guns, Guns, Guns…what is a criminal background check and is it the answer for gun control?

Guns, Guns, Guns...What is a criminal background check and is it the answer for gun control? What do gun control and background checks have in common with business? Listen in as we discuss this hot topic and answer the question on whether or not a criminal background check is the answer for gun control and how it ties into business.    

The nitty gritty with the founder of Itty Bitty Books, Suzy Prudden.

Look Who’s in The CLEAR! Listen in as we discuss the nitty gritty with the founder of Itty Bitty Books, Suzy Prudden. Suzy Prudden has an amazing story of Rags to Riches, Riches to Rags and back again. Listen in as Suzy discusses her journey from the Oprah Winfrey Show and how she is helping others share their own stories through Itty Bitty Books.

In The CLEAR: Michael White Ryan of The Language of Space

Look Who’s in The CLEAR! Listen in as we discuss transparency with Michael White Ryan of The Language of Space Having an energetic work environment is essential for building a successful business and attracting the right clients. It takes more than just hanging a few trinkets on the wall. Hiring the right experts to create the space for you will accelerate your business and personal growth.  

What do Companies Check in a Background Check

Background checks are not all they are not what you think. Listen in as we explore the areas background check companies cover and how they are not applicable to business transactions.  

US Fraud affects more businesses every year

In 2014, Small Businesses lost $3Billion dollars to Fraud. If you have less than 100 employees you are 28% more likely to fall victim to fraud. Make sure you're in The CLEAR and listen in as we discuss how to protect yourself from fraud.

Tips to Avoid Scams

Listen in as we discuss Tips to Avoid Scams. Before you lose time of money, make sure your business is In The CLEAR!

In the CLEAR with Rebecca Victor

Rebecca Victor is a transformational life coach, motivational speaker and facilitator who talks on a variety of subjects designed to inspire and ignite audiences to live greater, bolder and more fulfilling lives. Listen in to learn what it means to be authentic in business and in life!  

In The CLEAR with Dale Richards

He has started over 35 tech companies and travels up to 35 weeks of the year educating and training business owners, CEO's and startups on how to build a business. He is a business valuation expert and can help you grow your business. Listen in as we talk with Dale Richards of Excel Management Systems.