How to Perform Vendor Due Diligence

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 [...]

Accountability and Transparency with Dollars & Sense Bookkeeping

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 [...]

Empowering Businesses through Storytelling with Dawn Gluskin

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 [...]

Building a Speaking Empire Through Transparency with Dustin Mathews

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 [...]

Digital Marketing Made Rock, Paper, Simple with Joshua Adams

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 [...]

Transparency in Organizations with Dr. Marissa Pei

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 [...]

Transparency is a Super Power with Tonya Dawn Recla

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 [...]

Valor and Business with Bruce Marshall – Replay

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 [...]

Helping Non Profits Provide Value with Russell Dennis

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 [...]

The Complexities Of Raising Capital with Russell Weigel

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 [...]

Creative Companies Create Transparency

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 PR with Josh Elledge

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 Talks Transparency

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

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 for Your Business with Jeff Shick

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 [...]

Peer Review Sites Put Your Business At Risk

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 [...]

Investing in Transparency with Lior Gantz

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 [...]

Business Scammers Beware: Clear Business Directory and CEO Space Partnership Brings Transparency to Business

Business scammers everywhere can count their days numbered. A new partnership aims to put a serious dent in the unopposed, smarmy practices of businesses that take advantage of entrepreneurs and business owners. The Clear Business DirectoryTM (CLEAR) and CEO Space International, Inc. (CEO Space) join forces to send a clear message that preying on business conferences is no longer a lucrative business strategy. The vetting practices of CLEAR, founded in government counterintelligence principles, and the long history of CEO Space in growing successful businesses combine to create the perfect team to send business scammers packing. Over the years, business conferences have become fertile hunting ground for fraudulent business practices. The energized atmosphere and ambiance of camaraderie create a cesspool for those who've mastered slick sales techniques and get-rich-quick schemes. “We have a clear and long-standing culture of collaboration. Unfortunately, some people try to take advantage of that by promoting fraudulent businesses. [...]

Being Transparent: The New Way of Business

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 [...]

Child Care Providers – Labor & Lullabies

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.

Valor and Business with Bruce Marshall

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!    

Understanding Marketing with the Founder of Savavo

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.

Cracking the Amazon Code with Transparency

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.