ITC – Transparent Marketing Strategies

Tracy Hazzard, Inc. Columnist and co-host of three top-ranked podcasts, joins Justin Recla to discuss the importance of transparent marketing strategies in today’s marketplace. With a constant stream of content and products from her authority platform, Tracy reaches over 100,000 listeners and viewers each month. Listen in as she shares her vast marketing knowledge and experience and how she incorporates them in her “Feed Your Brand” podcast. Welcome to the In the Clear Podcast, my name is Justin Recla. Today we are talking to one of my favorite people on the planet. She is the CEO of Hazz Design, and is featured on the Run Your Own podcast, Feed Your Brand podcast, and Product Launch Hazzards. Our guest today is Tracy Hazzard. She is one of two partners in a dynamic duo with her husband, Tom. They do so many amazing things in the product space, [...]

ITC – Transparent Marketing Strategies2018-08-15T16:21:05-07:00

ITC – The Importance of Transparency for Financial Advisors

Marilyn Macha, a financial advisor with over 30 years in the industry, joins Justin Recla to discuss the importance of transparency for financial advisors. Marilyn has run her own consulting firm and is a dynamic force creating change in the financial industry. Her expertise, intuitive perception, and overall vision help her clients to find new levels of success. Listen in as they discuss the importance of transparency in the financial sector and how a shift in language can create magic between advisors and their clients.   Welcome to the In The Clear Podcast. I'm your host, Justin Recla. Today we are talking to one of my favorite souls on the planet, Marilyn Macha, who has been in the financial industry for quite some time. She's made a very huge name for herself in the financial sector, and now she is helping financial advisors transition from old [...]

ITC – The Importance of Transparency for Financial Advisors2018-08-15T16:38:02-07:00

Transparency in Leadership

Hugh Ballou of Synervision Leadership joins Justin Recla to discuss the importance of transparency in leadership. Hugh is a Transformational Leadership Strategist and the President of SynerVision International, Inc. After forty years of musical conducting experience, he now works as an executive coach, process facilitator, trainer, and motivational speaker, teaching leaders in many diverse fields the fine-tuned skills employed every day by orchestral conductors. Listen in as he and Justin discuss leadership, due diligence, and the willingness to say, "I don't know." Welcome to the In the Clear podcast. I'm your host, Justin Recla. Today I have the honor of talking to one of my oldest business friends, somebody that I've known since we left government. Today we're going to be talking about transparency in leadership and really what that looks like. What's awesome about this conversation is that Hugh Ballou is one of the leaders in [...]

Transparency in Leadership2017-10-29T21:22:53-07:00

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 [...]

Transparency is a Super Power with Tonya Dawn Recla2017-09-15T09:00:04-07:00

Legal Due Diligence: Know Your Rights

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 [...]

Legal Due Diligence: Know Your Rights2017-08-24T18:41:02-07:00

Full Transparency in the Health and Wellness Industry

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 [...]

Full Transparency in the Health and Wellness Industry2017-08-24T17:14:53-07:00

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 [...]

How to Perform Vendor Due Diligence2017-08-11T14:57:58-07:00

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 [...]

Building a Speaking Empire Through Transparency with Dustin Mathews2017-07-20T15:05:03-07:00

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 [...]

Digital Marketing Made Rock, Paper, Simple with Joshua Adams2017-07-13T21:38:07-07:00

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 [...]

Valor and Business with Bruce Marshall – Replay2017-06-15T23:29:48-07:00

In the Clear with Tax Saving Professionals – Replay

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 the Clear with Tax Saving Professionals – Replay2017-06-07T13:30:32-07:00

Personal Finance For The New Economy with Daniel Ameduri

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 [...]

Personal Finance For The New Economy with Daniel Ameduri2017-02-23T23:34:30-07:00

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 [...]

Creative Companies Create Transparency2017-02-20T13:57:48-07:00

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 [...]

Being Vulnerable in PR with Josh Elledge2017-03-08T22:29:45-07:00

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 [...]

Realtor Mark Ferguson Talks Transparency2017-01-24T22:00:59-07:00

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 [...]

Debt Financing for Your Business with Jeff Shick2017-01-19T21:52:52-07:00

Yelp the Hidden Risk Behind Peer Ranked Sites

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 [...]

Yelp the Hidden Risk Behind Peer Ranked Sites2017-01-10T11:55:58-07:00

SEC Affirms Due Diligence is a Must

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. [...]

SEC Affirms Due Diligence is a Must2017-01-03T21:05:23-07:00

Due Diligence Process for Mergers and Acquisitions

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 [...]

Due Diligence Process for Mergers and Acquisitions2017-01-03T21:07:35-07:00

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 [...]

Peer Review Sites Put Your Business At Risk2017-01-03T21:10:43-07:00

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 [...]

Investing in Transparency with Lior Gantz2016-12-19T22:41:31-07:00

Minimum Wage Increase: The Hidden Risk to Your Business

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 [...]

Minimum Wage Increase: The Hidden Risk to Your Business2017-01-03T21:13:45-07:00

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 [...]

Being Transparent: The New Way of Business2017-01-24T21:38:21-07:00

Employee Engagement – The Key Ingredient to Increased Profits

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

Employee Engagement – The Key Ingredient to Increased Profits2016-12-19T23:17:49-07:00

In The Clear with Tax Saving Professionals

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.

In The Clear with Tax Saving Professionals2016-12-19T23:18:14-07:00

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!    

Valor and Business with Bruce Marshall2016-12-19T23:18:23-07:00

Itty Bitty Books is Changing the Publishing World in a BIG Way

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.

Itty Bitty Books is Changing the Publishing World in a BIG Way2016-12-19T23:18:50-07:00

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.

Understanding Marketing with the Founder of Savavo2016-12-19T23:21:22-07:00

The Secrets behind Raising Capital with Steve Crimi

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.

The Secrets behind Raising Capital with Steve Crimi2016-12-19T23:43:23-07:00

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.

Cracking the Amazon Code with Transparency2016-12-20T00:00:02-07:00