Performing vendor due diligence is extremely important in the B2B space. So many service providers aren't who they say they are and cannot do what they say they can do. Nothing is more hazardous for a business than outsourcing to the wrong company. Listen in to hear how to mitigate risk for your business and make sure you're hiring smart. Welcome to the In the Clear Podcast. I'm your host, Justin Recla, and today I'm going to be answering the question of how do you perform vendor due diligence? I absolutely, absolutely love this topic. It's one that we often get from people who don't think they need due diligence. A great example of this is we were ... Tonya and I were giving a talk at a local group and one of the women in the group was like, "Well I'm a caterer. I [...]
Listen in as Clear Directory Founder Justin Recla tackles the very popular and misunderstood business question: What is Due Diligence? Welcome to the In the Clear podcast, I'm your host, Justin Recla and today I'm gonna tackle a question that we get quite often, and that is, "What is due diligence?" Now for most people to understand, due diligence in the business world means that your lawyers looked over the contract, your CPAs looked over the financials. But really, at the core of due diligence, it really applies across the board in everything that you do And it really just means to fully examine something, to make sure you really understand what's going on, regardless of the situation. Now in the business world, it used to be the just the contracts and the financials. But unfortunately, because of the advent of the Internet, anybody and everybody [...]
Elmer Howard with Dollars and Sense Bookkeeping Elmer Howard of Dollars & Sense Bookkeeping talks with Founder, Justin Recla, about accountability and transparency in business. As a QuickBooks Pro Advisor, Elmer and his team assist people in outsourcing bookkeeping and financial management. Listen in as he shares his journey into business ownership and talks about the importance of holding yourself accountable and being transparent in all aspects of business. Hi. This is your host, Justin Recla, and today we’re talking about accountability and transparency. We’re interviewing one of the members of the Clear Business Directory, and what it means to operate the transparent business. Our guest today is Elmer Howard, the CEO of Dollars & Sense Bookkeeping. Elmer, welcome to the show. Hello, and thank you for having me. I want to brag a little bit about you. Elmer is actually a really close [...]
Dawn Gluskin of Blissed Communications Clear Directory member, Dawn Gluskin of Blissed Communications, talks about empowering businesses through storytelling. From selling to Fortune 500 companies to helping others build their own, Dawn believes in the power of making business personal. She dives into the connection between storytelling and transparency in business. Listen in to find out how you can use her techniques to empower your business. Welcome to the In the Clear podcast, I'm your host Justin Recla and today we are talking to one of the members of the Clear Business Directory. Today we're talking to actually one of my favorite people. She has such a unique story and a unique background, and what I love about what she does now is that she helps people tell their stories. Without further adieu we have Dawn Gluskin of Blissed Communications joining us on the [...]
Dustin Mathews CEO of Speaking Empire, Dustin Matthews, chats with In The Clear’s Justin Recla to discuss how his business model helps others achieve a clear, transparent objective within their own business organization. Listen in to find out how to incorporate some of his techniques in your own business. Welcome to the In the Clear podcast. I'm your host Justin Recla, and today we are speaking to one of the members of the Clear Business Directory. I'm super excited to have this gentleman on the show as he's doing some phenomenal things out in the world. I'd like to welcome the CEO of Speaking Empire Dustin Matthews to the show. Dustin welcome. I'm excited. Thanks Justin for having me on. So Dustin can you tell our listeners a little bit more about what Speaking Empire is and what you do? Yeah absolutely. If you've [...]
Joshua Adams Digital marketing is a labyrinth to navigate. Joshua Adams and his team at Rock Paper Simple make being seen - and understood - on the internet easy for your business. Listen in as we discuss the importance of vetting a digital marketing firm and working with people who are willing to be transparent. Welcome to In The Clear Podcast. I'm your host Justin Recla and today we are talking to one of the members of the Clear Business Director what it means to operate a transparent business. Today we are talking to Joshua Adams. He's the CEO and founder of Rock Paper Simple, also known as the head honcho over at his company. They are a digital marketing agency that are really doing things more efficiently and differently than marketing has been done in the past. They've got a really solid foundation built [...]
Dr. Marissa Pei In today's episode we talk about transparency in organizations. Dr. Marissa Pei is an organizational psychologist and advisor. She advises organizations on everything from strategic planning to human dynamics. Listen in as she shares her approach to guiding businesses in being transparent. Organizational psychology, strategic planning, and human dynamics Welcome to the, In the Clear podcast. I'm your host Justin Recla. Today, we are talking to one of the members of the Clear Business Directory about operated and transparent business. Folks you're in for a treat today as our guest is an organizational psychologist. She advises organizations on everything from strategic planning and a whole slew of things that in the work place, human dynamics, and so forth. Our guest today is Dr. Marissa Pei. She joins us today. She's an absolute delight. She's a media superstar, and she joins us on the [...]
Clear DirectoryTM member, Drew Miles from Tax Saving Professionals, is back on the show to talk about hidden costs on your federal tax return. So many business owners are afraid to take legal tax deductions for fear of an audit. Drew talks about how they work with business to maximize tax return opportunities. Listen to this episode to find out how to implement a solid tax strategy in your business. Welcome to the In The Clear podcast! I'm your host Justin Recla. And today we’re talking to an expert who's going to help you, not only save some money, but save some time. We like to bring our members back on to the show and really highlight what it is they're doing and how they're doing it because members of the Clear Business Directory are doing things differently, they’re really at that point in recognizing that [...]
Transparency is a Super Power. In this episode we talk about transparency in business, partnership, marriage, parenting, and life. As Executive Director of Super Power Experts, Tonya Dawn Recla spends her days convincing people Super Powers are real and recruiting other powerful mutants. During her career as a government Special Agent, she explored the human psyche, honed her Super Powers, and cracked the code of enlightened self-actualization. Tonya continues as a lifelong student of energy manipulation, transmutation, clair senses, intentional molecular creation, etc. She believes everyone has the power to create a multidimensional existence and master the human experience. Welcome to the In The Clear podcast! I'm your host, Justin Recla. And today we are talking to one of the members of the Clear Business Directory on what it means to operate a transparent business. We're doing things a little bit different today because our guest just [...]
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! Welcome to the In The Clear podcast. I'm your host, Justin Recla, and today we are interviewing one of the members of The Clear Business Directory and what it means to operate a transparent business. Our guest is Bruce Marshall. Bruce is an independent financial advisor for Ameriprise. Bruce, welcome to the show. It’s good to be here. I appreciate you joining us today. I'm actually very excited to have you on the show because you are in the financial sector and we see so much fraud and scam in the [...]
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. Welcome to the In The Clear Podcast! I'm your host, Justin Recla and today we are interviewing one of the members of The Clear Business Directory on what it means to operate a transparent business. Our guest today is Drew Miles. Drew is the CEO of Tax Saving Professional and joins us on the show today. Drew, welcome to the show! It's good to be with you Justin, appreciate it! So, Drew before we get going I know you and I are in the “CEO Space” and we've had some great conversations. Before [...]
In this episode, Marilyn Macha talks about authenticity and transparency in the financial industry. She also shares her thoughts on how it's not about the money; that there's a bigger picture. She goes into detail on transparency, that it is one of her biggest lessons learned, and how that all comes from your 'why'. Marilyn Macha, Executive Coach and Corporate Consultant knows the answer! After 20 years of running one of the top financial services firms in the country, yet finding she felt a longing for more from life, Marilyn has discovered and developed a proven formula for helping high-performing women reach an entirely new level of aliveness and success – both personally and professionally. Today we are talking to one of the members of the Clear Business Directory. Folks, you're in for a treat today as Marilyn Macha is joining us today on the show. She is by [...]
Tom and Tracy Hazzard have worked as ghost designers behind such well-know brands as Martha Stewart Living, X-Rocker and Bayside Furnishings. They have had products in all major retailers, wholesale clubs, electronics boutiques and office super stores. Their best-selling mesh office chair has been in Costco for over 4 years straight. Tracy pens a regular featured Inc. column on innovation. Tom and Tracy have designed over 200 products to include products found in Costco. Listen in as they discuss 3D Printing and what it means to operate a Transparent Business. Today, we are interviewing one of the members of the Clear Business Directory on what it means to operate a transparent business. Our guests today are Tracy and Tom Hazzard. They specialize in product design and development. They are the owners of Hazz Design Consulting and joined us on the show today. Tom and Tracy, welcome to the show. [...]
Nichole Carpenter is highly detailed oriented and organized and has devoted her business to helping small businesses grow. With a background as a Project Manager for a software company, Nichole understands the systems required to make a business run effectively. In this episode, Nichole Carpenter talks about how she helps businesses through organizing their databases. She goes through a bit of her personal history as well to explain how she became so detail oriented and organized. She explains how planning is very important, not just in your business but also in your personal life. Today, we are talking to one of the members of the Clear Business Directory on what it means to operate a transparent business. Our guest today is Nichole Carpenter. Nichole is by far one of the most organized people that I have ever met. That's essentially what she does. She is the CEO [...]
After overcoming numerous personal obstacles, including extreme poverty, a broken home, family illnesses and deaths, severe bullying, drug addiction, and even attempting suicide, Keith Leon went on to become a multiple best-selling author, book publisher, and book mentor and is now the CEO of You Speak It Publishing. Now well known as “The Book Guy,” Keith is a professional speaker, life and relationship mentor, and a developer and facilitator of transformational seminars. In this episode, he talks about why having a business book is the best business card you could have. He talks about the services that his publishing company provides for those who want to write a book, and how they are a full-service publishing company. If you don't have the time to actually write a book, they can do that for you too with just seven phone calls to get everything they need. Folks, you’re in for a treat [...]
Betsy Westhafer is the Founder and CEO of ActionMasters Network, Editor-in-Chief of Extreme Focus Magazine, a Faculty Member of CEO Space International, and an Extreme Focus Mental Performance Certified Coach. She is also the publisher of ThoughtMasters Magazine through Rise Global Media. In this episode, she talks about digital publishing and media and how going digital is different than the traditional publishing world, which she also has experience with. She goes into detail on what ThoughtMasters Magazine is about and who it's for. She also shares some mistakes that she learned from the hard way when it comes to miscommunication. Today, you’re all in for a treat as we are speaking with the CEO and founder of ActionMasters and Rise Global Media, Betsy Westhafer. Betsy is, by far, one of my favorite people. We connected at CEO Space, a couple of years back now. Her son ventured out into the entrepreneurial world. He’s [...]
September Dohrmann is the CEO of CEO Space International. Her role in the company encompasses rebranding, HR, office management, and finding external solutions for the company. CEO Space believes in cooperation among businesses; they seek to build a community that encourages and educates in conference settings. In this episode, she talks about the importance of building business relationships and how CEO Space aims to achieve that. We go into a deep dive on how business relationships help you grow and succeed as a business, even as your own business needs changes and you evolve. Today, we're actually talking to one of my favorite people in the planet, September Dohrmann, the President and CEO of CEO Space International. Before I bring September on to the show, I do want to give a huge shout out to CEO Space as an organization because it's where Tonya and I got [...]
Nathan Hirsch is the CEO of FreeeUp.com. FreeeUp is the hands-on solution to hiring remote workers online. They interview hundreds of applicants accepting only the best so that you don't have to. You go to them, tell them who you need, and they introduce you to the best remote worker in their network. In today's episode, Nathan Hirsch talks about why he started FreeeUp and what problems they are trying to solve. He explains the importance of communication in a working relationship and how they instill that in their workers. He also shares a personal experience that he has learned from and how that helped him grow. Today, we are talking to one of the members of The Clear Business Directory. I am super excited to be talking to Nathan Hirsch today. He's the CEO of FreeeUp.com. I do have to brag a bit because Nathan's got a service that [...]
Steve Farber is the president of Extreme Leadership, Incorporated, and the founder of The Extreme Leadership Institute, organizations devoted to the cultivation and development of Extreme Leaders in the business community, non-profits and education. In this episode, Steve talks about music, transparency, love and leadership in business. He explains what the Extreme Leader Institute is about and what they do. He also talks about authenticity, transparency, realness and how people respond to these things. Today, we are talking to one of the members of the Clear Business Directory on what it means to operate a transparent business. Our guest today is Steve Farber of the Extreme Leader Institute. You are in for a treat. Steve is not only an all-around great guy, but he is a musician and he’s been in the business of leadership for the last twenty plus years. He is a best-selling author. This is a [...]
Keynote Speaker, Business Adviser, President of Private and Public Corporations, Inventor, Mentor and pretty good guy, David M. Corbin has been referred to as “Robin Williams with an MBA” because of his very practical, high relevant content speeches coupled with entertaining and sometimes side splitting stories. In this episode, David Corbin talks about how he keeps a business and life balance, as well as in everything that he does, from his relationships to his health. He also talks about some rough times that he's been through and how that has helped his success in everything he does today. Today, we are talking to one of the members of the Clear Business Directory and what it means to operate a transparency business. I am super excited folks because today we have the one and only David Corbin on the show. David is the founder and CEO of Performance Technology Group [...]
Silvica Rosca founded Business Brains, Inc. in 2016. As its CEO, Silvica facilitates online group coaching programs rich in content, and mentors individuals with a higher level of commitment to their personal, career and business success. In this episode, she talks about infusing love and human emotion into your leadership and how that helps you and your business be more successful. She also talks about how she helps people be more fearless leaders as well as more caring leaders by being more aware of your own emotions and background. Today we’re talking to one of my favorite members of the Clear Business Directory, Silvica Rosca of Business Brains Inc. Silvica brings such unique insight to the business world from a place of awareness and consciousness that a lot of businesses are shifting into and transitioning into. She joins us here on our show today. Silvica, welcome to the [...]
Our guest today is one of the members of the Clear Business Directory, Shannon Gronich, of the Business Acceleration Summit. She runs a business conference that really helps small businesses grow through building a high level community. She’s implemented the Clear Directory as part of this process. You can attend the Business Acceleration Summit and know with full confidence that the people that are on her stage have been vetted for frauds and scams. Today, we are interviewing one of the members of the Clear Business Directory, Shannon Gronich of the Business Acceleration Summit. I’m super excited to have Shannon on the show. She’s by far one of my favorite people on the planet. I’m even more excited because not only is she a member of the Clear Business Directory, but she’s also an advocate because she does run a business conference that really helps small [...]
Russell Dennis is helping non profits provide value through his business, RD Enterprises LLC. In this episode, Russell talks about the resources that non profits needs, how they can deliver value to the audiences they serve and how to communicate that value clearly for those who want to support the non profit. He also shares how his business is working towards helping small non profits serve their audience better. Welcome to the In The Clear podcast. I'm your host, Justin Recla. Today, we are interviewing one of the members of the CLEAR Business Directory. First off, I'm just going to let everybody know that Russell Dennis is by far one of the most authentic and genuine individuals I have ever met. He's served his country and now he continues to serve others in his business. His focus is on nonprofits. His business is RD Enterprises LLC. Russell joins [...]
Russell Weigel is a securities attorney and a member of the Clear Business Directory. Through Investment Attorneys, he helps his clients with compliance matters, arbitration defense or investigation defense. In this episode, Russell talks about the importance of due diligence, of being transparent to his clients as well as the other way around, and of trust, particularly in the securities industry. He also discusses education in raising capital and how being educated allows people to avoid a lot of mistakes that may get them in trouble. Today, we’re super excited because we’re talking to one of the members of the Clear Business Directory, Russell Weigel. He is a securities attorney, his business is the Investment Attorneys. I’m super excited to have him here because he brings a plethora of information to the business world. If you're raising capital, if you’ve ever dealt with bringing in investors, it’s so important [...]
David Dunworth is part of Marketing Partners LLC and one of the members of the CLEAR Business Directory. In today's episode, he discusses Marketing Partners and how their services are so good that they actually do marketing for marketers. Their company is aimed at helping small business owners get more customers and be more profitable. He also talks about the future of marketing in this age of smartphones. Welcome to the In The Clear Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Recla. Super excited today as we are doing a live, on the spot interview with one of the members of the CLEAR Business Directory. We’re down here in Florida at The Business Acceleration Summit. I’m speaking with one of the mentors today. David Dunworth is part of Marketing Partners LLC. He’s absolutely a really neat guy. You could tell that he is just 100% genuine and authentic in who [...]
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 [...]
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 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 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. 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 [...]
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 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 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 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.
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.
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!
Itty Bitty Publishing's Suzy Prudden talks about how her publishing company is changing the publishing world in a BIG way! Listen in as Suzy talks about how having a book can create multiple streams of revenue with each chapter.
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.
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.
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.