International Due Diligence Association The CLEAR Business DirectoryTM is proud to be affiliated with the International Due Diligence Association (IDDA). We are proud to contribute to the international business community in establishing and leading the way for the Due Diligence Standards. FREE Webinar – Trust: The New Currency of Business When: October 12, 2016 Where: Online When: 10am MDT Cost: FREE – Click here to register Your customers want to know they can trust you and your business. And you want to know you can trust the service providers and team members you engage. Learn how to leverage trust in business so you can mitigate risk and increase your profits. This webinar covers: Trust is the most crucial element in business today. Learn how to make it a pillar of your business culture. In a world of almost unlimited business service providers, learn who you can trust before you hire them. Learn the [...]
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.
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.
Background checks are not all they are cracked up to be and often times are a waste of money. Listen is as the Experts uncover the secrets background check companies don’t want you to know.
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.
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.
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.
We take a look at when companies do a background check. Listen in as we discuss the tools you can use to save your company time and money.
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.
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: 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
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? 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? 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.
Look Who’s in The CLEAR! Listen as we talk with Rachel Lutowsky of Dynamic Leadership solutions. Who do you hire to help train your employees and bring your organization to maximum efficiency? Listen in as Rachel Lutowsky gives us the questions you should be asking the companies you hire to train your employees!
Look Who’s in The CLEAR! Listen as we discuss Intellectual Property with Attorney, Maria Speth In 2016, Maria Speth made the list of Top 100 lawyers in Arizona. Maria gives us a look behind the scenes of Internet law and points out the questions you should be asking before making the wrong decisions with your intellectual property.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Listen in as we discuss Tips to Avoid Scams. Before you lose time of money, make sure your business is In The CLEAR!
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!
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.
Business success stems from experience. Experience shows that transparency always builds trust. Listen in as we talk to Aaron Young, the CEO of Laughlin USA and discuss transparency and trust in business today.
The business world has changed. Having the right strategist on your team who understands how business growth and personal growth are connected is essential to your success. Listen in as we have an “Enlightened” conversation with Paul Hoyt.
Is it a scam or a miscommunication? Before you file a complaint be sure you listen in to learn when and how to report a scam.
For small businesses, doing the books every month can be time consuming. Listen in as we speak with Elmer Howard of Dollars and Sense Bookkeeping on how outsourcing your books actually saves you time and money.
When we started off in this world, coming out of government, we saw that there really was no process for vetting businesses. What’s interesting is that all of us are trained to expect some sort of screening process or due diligence process when it comes to employment. That’s a given. You fill out the application, you know they will check references (or they should, of course). Maybe it’s not the best system. What we didn’t see was a system for how to look into businesses before hiring them. You go to a business’s website; if they have one, they must be a legitimate company. Maybe you pick up the phone to call somebody, and you’ll hire them for something you need. That doesn’t always work. It’s a throwback to the good old days. We had the Yellow Pages or the Mom and Pop shops. With the advent of the [...]
Scams can cost a business time and money and there is a lot of information out there on the most recent scams. Listen in to learn how you can stay informed without being paranoid.
As a business owner should you concern yourself with the most recent scams? As business owners, our time is limited, and the time that we do have is dedicated to growing our businesses. The first thing you need to stop and ask yourself is, “Where do you want to spend your time and energy?” Now, in the defense of business owners who have approached us with this,, when they find out what we do and everything we know then they hear about The CLEAR Business Directory they feel like they are being irresponsible if they are not on top of those scams. It’s kind of like people who watch the news all the time because they want to be informed. I get it. I do applaud the desire to be informed. A lot of it is where you want to spend your time and energy. Where people get confused is [...]
Having the right attorney to protect your Intellectual Property is one of the most important steps you can take for your business. Listen in as Jason Webb provides some useful insights to making sure your Intellectual property is protected.
What are the best methods for going for avoiding fraud? We here this question all the time. It’s kind of funny because everyone that always ask this question is typically in business. And by their very nature, business owners and entrepreneurs are risk takers. Business owners and entrepreneurs have a different risk aversion level than most people. Because of such, whenever an opportunity comes along, we want to stop and ask ourselves: Is this an opportunity? Because business owners and entrepreneurs are risk takers, oftentimes, they don’t do their due diligence. Essentially, the question comes down to: How do you determine a fraud from an opportunity? They are similar. We get asked this question all the time. People will say, “Hey, I got presented with this opportunity. What do you think?” There are some simple things you can do. Of course, we incorporate everything from our experiences and our intuitive [...]
More and more businesses are loosing time and money to fraud. The best way to protect yourself and your business is to avoid fraud all together. Listen in as we discuss the best methods for avoiding fraud.
How do you report a scam? Before I begin, let me put on my “other hat” on here for a second. I deal with personal power and empowering people and existence in their businesses. I love this topic because I see so often people immediately want to jump to calling something a fraud or a scam. A lot of times, it’s simply a mater of it didn’t work out like they wanted. What we’re discovering is that it is often avoidable. Especially if you do your due diligence. And on top of that, we see so much miscommunication. Folks, we’ll be honest. We have been business owners for a while now. We get it. There is a lot going on. There are parts of your business that you’re not sure how to do, so you look for another business to outsource it or bring on as a consultant to guide [...]
Ready to take your business to the next level? Listen in as we take a deep dive into CEO Space, and learn from the CEO behind the largest Business Growth Conference in the world.
With an over abundance of self-proclaimed experts on the internet performing your due diligence before hire a business is even more crucial to your business success. Listen in as we discuss how to perform due diligence before hiring a business.
Listen in as Ken Rochon sheds some light on the Social Media Industry and what it means to deliver results. Ken is the co-founder of the Umbrella Syndicate and an expert at creating viral campaigns on social media. Check out Ken’s profile in The CLEAR Business Directory.
The decision making process requires more than just knowing if someone has a criminal history or not. Learn what else you can do to protect your business from getting involved with the wrong people.
The idea of a business credit check is a confusing topic to most people. It’s not a well-known idea in all honesty. The quick answer is “it depends”. It depends on why you’re doing due diligence. Let’s say you’re doing it in the realm of business, obviously. But it depends on what the deal is. If you’re looking to bring on somebody to do a website for you and you’re just outsourcing the service, a business credit check is pretty insignificant in that decision-making process. You need to know if they can build the website that you need them to build. That doesn’t have anything to do with a credit check. So here are three points to help you make a decision if you should do a business credit check: 1. Identify the situation Let’s say you do have a situation where it is applicable, such as a merger acquisition. [...]
There are four big secrets background check companies don’t want you to know. 1. They are not magical. Background check companies pull from public records, and those public records depend on databases. If the database is not up to date because an individual hasn’t lived in an address for a certain period of time, that information is not going to show up. 2. Overemphasizing importance of Criminal Checks Criminal Check One of the things background checks look are criminal records. The problem with doing a background check solely for criminal records is that criminal records are only good if the person has been caught. More importantly, not every single state reports up to a national criminal database. Colorado, for example, is one of those states and does not report to the national database. Local agencies within certain states don’t even report up to the state level. As such you would [...]