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Do you have a product, service, or message that brings value to the business world?

 

Discover How You Can Stand Out in Your Industry Amongst a Sea of Competition, Presenters, Speakers, Networkers, and Conference Goers by Operating in Transparency and Authenticity.

Unlike traditional business directories, The Clear Business Directory™ provides businesses an opportunity to operate in transparency and connect in authenticity with their prospective audiences and clients. This is what transparency looks like. This is the new way of doing business that your clients expect.

Do you have a product, service, or message that brings value to the business world?

 

Discover How You Can Stand Out in Your Industry Amongst a Sea of Competition, Presenters, Speakers, Networkers, and Conference Goers by Operating in Transparency and Authenticity.

Unlike traditional business directories, The Clear Business Directory™ provides businesses an opportunity to operate in transparency and connect in authenticity with their prospective audiences and clients. This is what transparency looks like. This is the new way of doing business that your clients expect.

The Transparency Philosophy™

The Transparency Philosophy™ embraces the idea that today’s business arena demands trust between clients and companies.

With the onset of the internet and social media, consumers have infinite information at their fingertips. Gone are the days when a company could spin information or slide it under the rug.

And with them went the days when consumers trusted first and asked questions second. This new era of consumers wear skepticism like a badge of honor and bring a savviness into the decision-making process
that challenges even the most robust business.

In order to build loyalty, companies need to first build trust. Trust starts as a conversation and becomes a relationship.

There’s no way to skip steps in the process of establishing trust.
However, operating in transparency expedites the process.

Practicing transparency allows companies to highlight business history, aptitude, and experiences while addressing lessons learned, potential failures, and unfavorable reviews in a truthful, pragmatic way to create peace of mind for clients and prospects.

The Dangers of Association

We’ve all had the experience of being at a conference and the person presenting information on stage was not reliable.

This presents a ton of risk issues, reputation issues, and integrity issues. While, ultimately, the reputation risk falls on the shoulders of the event brand,  it impacts everyone involved. Especially once it’s promoted online. The internet is forever.

“Here’s a phenomenon that’s happening with increasing frequency that can lead to tragic results. As entrepreneurs agree to speak at conferences, they may find themselves on stage or see someone on stage who they know is guilty of shoddy practices.

But now, because they’ve agreed to speak, their name and reputation is linked to the conference and the other person or business by association. 

So if you agree to speak at an event, as goodwill, you are also agreeing to have your reputation connected to the event and its owners and potentially even the other speakers as well.”  Cheryl Conner – Forbes Contributor

Protect Your Online Reputation And Risk: Lessons From Former Counterintelligence Agents – Forbes

The Clear Business Directory™

In a world of self-proclaimed experts, it can be difficult to know who to trust. The Clear Business Directory™ is the first and ONLY resource to highlight businesses who operate in integrity and transparency.

Every member is screened annually for frauds, scams, and competency. The Clear Business Directory™ moves beyond the opinions of others offered by peer-review sites.

The Clear Business Directory™ allows the public an opportunity to fully examine the business dealings of each member who chooses to operate in transparency.

If You Care About Your Reputation…

If you operate a business conference and care about your reputation, I highly

recommend implementing a comprehensive transparency process. It’s an easy

and invaluable decision to require your speakers and presenters maintain

membership in the Clear Business Directory before you associate them with

your brand and give them access to your community.

September Dohrmann, President of CEO Space International

What Does The Transparency Process Cover

Getting started in the process is super easy. The biggest misconception about the process is that each your report is automatically put into the directory regardless of what is found. This is not the case. Listing in the directory is not automatic. You have an opportunity to review your report before choosing to opt-in to the directory. As part of the process you provide information in a self-disclosure form. The information is then vetted in each of the following areas:

Frauds & Scams 

Reputation

Business History

Red Flags 

Legal Issues

Only the Pertinent Information

The self-disclosure process gives you the opportunity to disclose information that is pertinent to you business history. And the transparency report that becomes a part of your profile only reflects information pertinent to the type of business services you provide. For example: Let’s say you’re a website designer and you self-disclosed you had a ticket for criminal speeding. The vetting will verify the ticket,  however the report would reflect that there was no pertinent derogatory information discovered as having a ticket for criminal speeding has nothing to do with your ability as a website designer. And…you have an opportunity to review the report prior to opt-in.

Join the Clear Business Directory Today!

Vetting includes:

 Initial Vetting

 PDF Copy of Report for Easy Sharing

 1-year FREE membership to the directory (must opt-in)

 In the Clear Podcast Interview

 Social Media Campaigns

 Use of Logo for Marketing Material

Initial Vetting

$497*one time only
  • re-bills annually at $199

*If you’re a member of CEO Space International Inc.,  the Business Acceleration Summit or applying to become a vendor with Savavo, then check with the person who referred you for your special discount code.  Want to include your conference or Business in our special pricing program? Contact us for more information

What Happens After You Join?

Secure Check Out

Check Email

Complete Forms

Review & Opt-In

What Our Members Say

My first foray into entrepreneurship came with a lot of disappointment. Disappointment because in the social media marketing world, I quickly found that not everyone is what they perceive to be. I found I had to dig a lot deeper before trusting that people really were who they said they were, or had done what they said they had done. That’s why I love the Clear Business Directory. Such a simple concept, with such profound impact. Being vetted by them has added a seal of legitimacy to my business. And doing business with others who have been vetted by them has a deeper layer of trust in the business relationship. Highly recommend it!

Silvica Rosca
CEO / Business Brains, Inc.

It was reassuring to have the Clear Business Directory™ check into available records and to match it up against what I expected to be there. As an attorney, I think it is important to vet business prospects and my listing shows my belief by example.

Jason Webb
IP Attorney / JP Webb

I love being a Clear Business Directory member. I think everyone in business should be vetted and be willing to operate in transparency. The last thing I want to worry about is what someone is trying to hide. 

Betst Westhafer
CEO / AtionMasters Network, Inc

In my mind, letting your peers and prospects know you have nothing to hide and are in the clear is a total no-brainer.  I did it for the sake of my peers and prospects even though there was benefit for me as well.

G. Leavitt
CEO / Savavo

One of the best business decisions I made is to become a member of the Clear Business Directory™. I have to admit, it was a bit unnerving during the process; you never know what might be lurking in the past. However, I can now say I have been vetted by one of the finest organizations (these people are former counterintelligence specialists) in the due diligence, vetting industry.  I proudly display my “In the Clear” designation on my speaker page, resume, media kit, and just about everywhere my name or business name comes up.  My clients appreciate the fact that they can count on transparency, honesty, and integrity. After all, I’m “in the clear.”

David Dunworth
CEO / Marketing Partners, LLC

I don’t know why someone hasn’t created this before now. I can think of many businesses I know that should be vetted. It’s nice to have a way to stand out from the crowd and let clients know we’re a legitimate company.

Brenda Crimi
Co-Founder / AMZ Alliance

I love being in the ‘CLEAR’. Now, if someone asks me, ‘How do I know you are who you say you are?’ I pull up the directory on my phone and hand it to them.

Keith Leon
Multiple Bestselling Author & Co-Owner / YouSpeakIt Publishing

With so many scams out there, I love that the Clear Business Directory™ lets my potential clients know that we are legitimate and can be trusted. I highly recommend every business owner use it to give clients peace of mind.

Eve Hogan
Founder & President / Heart Path Journey

In today’s conflicted and problematic world it’s important to know that people we hire are free of problems that could compromise an engagement. Being a part of the Clear Business Directory™ allows my new clients to have peace of mind when hiring me and peace for me when I hire others as well. It’s a “must have” item for anyone who hires people in business or in charity!

Hugh Ballou
Founder & President / SynerVision Leadership Foundation

The Clear Business Directory™ is a great vehicle increasing comfort levels of people who do business with you. It’s critical to be trustworthy yourself and to do business with others that are trustworthy. Good due diligence practice makes it easier for people to vet you; and to ask the most important questions before doing business with others.

Russel Dennis

The Clear Business Directory™ is an important tool for business owners.  So many problems will be avoided when more businesses engage openly in the vetting process.

Maria Crimi Speth
Partner / Jaburg & Wilk Law Firm

If you want to enhance your online reputation through authentic integrity, I enthusiastically recommend that get your business listed in the Clear Business Directory.

David Gruder
CEO / Integrity Culture Systems

I share my Clear Directory report with all my potential clients up front.

Daniel Ruke
CEO / Blink Media

Due diligence is the one of the most important pieces to business dealings; however, it’s the most neglected piece.
The Clear is one of the only companies focused on doing due diligence and doing it well.

Elmer Howard
CEO / Dollars & Sense Bookkeeping

One of the factors of business ownership that often gets overlooked is due diligence. It gives your clients piece of mind that the company they hire will most likely be honest and of high quality in their business dealings. My experience with The Clear was seamless, easy, and quick. Thank you for offering excellent customer service.

Rachel Lutowsky
CEO / Dynamic Leadership Solutions

This vetting process has been very valuable.

Lee Miller
The Security Broker

How to Leverage Your Membership

Be Proud

Include The Clear Business Directory™ logo in your email signature, on your website and on your marketing materials. If you need the HTML code for the logo linked to your profile,  contact us and let us know.

Expand Your Profile

The annual re-vetting verifies the initial information you provided in the vetting process. You can purchase reference interviews, the SEC Bad Actor vetting and online reputation assistance to add to your listing. This is a great way to create a more robust profile that highlights your business successes. Contact us for more information.

Release It

Take a page from DotCom Global Media’s book and create a press release highlighting 
your status in the directory. Especially if you’re the only one in your industry featured in the directory, this is a great way to stand out from your competition.

Talk About It

Be sure to schedule your initial podcast interview and share it with your network. If you’re interested in being featured again, please email us with a list of three different topics you want to discuss.

Sell It

Did you know that the Clear Business Directory™ has an affiliate program? After going through the vetting process, many of our members choose not to do business with people unless they’ve been vetted. Being an affiliate is a great way to get compensated for promoting the concept of transparency. Click here for more information.

Join the Venture

The Clear Business Directory™ has active joint ventures with a number of organizations. So many business influencers are starting to realize the power of operating in and promoting transparency as a core value. By joining forces with the Clear Business Directory™, you create an automatic credibility boost and a filter that deters people who have something to hide. Contact us to get started

Join the Clear Business Directory Today!

Vetting includes:

 Initial Vetting

 PDF Copy of Report for Easy Sharing

 1-year FREE membership to the directory (must opt-in)

 In the Clear Podcast Interview

 Social Media Campaigns

 Use of Logo for Marketing Material

Initial Vetting

$497*one time only
  • re-bills annually at $199

*If you’re a member of CEO Space International Inc.,  the Business Acceleration Summit or applying to become a vendor with Savavo, then check with the person who referred you for your special discount code. Want to include your conference or Business in our special pricing program? Contact us for more information