Elmer Howard joins Justin Recla to discuss the importance of performing financial due diligence before making decisions about your business. Not all bookkeepers and accountants are a good fit for your business needs. So how do you know? Listen in as they discuss how you can protect yourself and your business with financial due diligence. Welcome to the In The Clear podcast. I'm your host Justin Recla, and today we are talking to the founder and CEO of Dollars & Sense Bookkeeping about financial due diligence, and the 10 accounting mistakes that business owners commonly make. Elmer, welcome to the show. Thank you for having me. So Elmer, you've been in the accounting world for a while now, and in full transparency Elmer is our bookkeeper as well. His firm manages our books, and he's by far one of the best that we have found. You [...]
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 [...]
In a monumental case, Clear Directory member and former SEC attorney, Russel Weigel, took on the SEC for businesses everywhere and reminds us of the importance of legal due diligence. Listen in as he talks with Tonya Dawn Recla about SEC v Graham and the precedence it set for how government entities can pursue disgorgement claims against businesses indefinitely . Hello everybody, this is the In the Clear podcast, and today I am your host, Tonya Dawn Recla, and I'm really excited to have with us today Russell Weigel. He's a securities attorney out of Florida, also former SEC attorney, and the reason why I'm so excited about this is not too long ago, I got an email from Russell's attorney firm, and it was really really cool because they had won this amazing battle, if you will, on a case that I think to the [...]
Ari Gronich, member of the Clear Directory, joins host Justin Recla to discuss full transparency in the health and wellness industry. Ari is The Performance Therapist and brings experience working with Olympic, Paralympic, professional, and amateur athletes for almost 20 years. He has over 25,000 hours of hands on work and 5000 plus hours of training and internship. Listen in to hear him talk about what transparency in health and wellness looks like. One of Ari's nicknames is "Magic Hands" becuase he really works magic.Photo by Mitchell Hollander on Unsplash Welcome to the In The Clear Podcast. I am your host Justin Recla. Today, folks, you're in for a treat. This man that we're gonna introduce today, that we're gonna be speaking with has got several nicknames. One of them is "Magic Hands" because he really works magic. What I'm excited to talk to him about [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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
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.
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.
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.
There is so much more you can do when looking into a business, especially since a criminal search is not applicable to every business. The answer gets into the mechanics of how you do due diligence and what due diligence looks like looks like. Here are some other things you can do when looking into a business Look at the business history. Often times people won’t stop and take a look at the business history and how long a business has been doing something. Now, take into consideration, that sometimes you will come into contact with a business that is in start-up mode. They may have only been in business for six months. That’s fine. When we first got started, we had no business experience, but we had transferable skill sets and experience that translated over into what we were doing. You can take a look at somebody’s employment history [...]