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 [...]
Daniel Ameduri is the editor of the Wealth Research Group and the cofounder of Future Money Trends Letter, FMT Advisory and Crush The Street. In this episode, we talk about the outdated techniques in the personal finance world. He tears down the veil of a few topics that we all have been taught to do as mature adults, like financial advisors and 401ks. He also provides some tips and resources on finding a great financial advisor to entrust your money with. Hello, everyone. This is Tonya Dawn Recla. This is the In The Clear podcast. I'm really excited to have with me today, Daniel Ameduri. If you go back and listen, I also interviewed one of his partners, Lior Gantz a while back. These guys are doing some really remarkable stuff in the finance industry. As you all know, we're not shy about pointing fingers at the finance [...]
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 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. 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 from Josh some [...]
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 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 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 [...]
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 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.
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.