Business Coach Danny Creed is a recognized expert in sales, management, start-up business strategic planning and marketing. Coach Dan has over 12,000 recommendations and has logged to over 14,000 business coaching, consulting and training hours and growing. He has been involved with 14 successful start-up businesses and over 400 business turnarounds. In this episode of In The Clear, he and Justin Recla discuss due diligence and its huge involvement in the business coaching world. You’ll learn what you should be communicating to your business prospects and what your clients are expecting to gain from you. Welcome to the In the Clear Podcast. I am your host, Justin Recla, and today we are talking to [...]
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 [...]
Listen in as Clear Directory Founder Justin Recla tackles the very popular and misunderstood business question: What is Due Diligence? Welcome to the In the Clear podcast, I'm your host, Justin Recla and today I'm gonna tackle a question that we get quite often, and that is, "What is due diligence?" Now for most people to understand, due diligence in the business world means that your lawyers looked over the contract, your CPAs looked over the financials. But really, at the core of due diligence, it really applies across the board in everything that you do And it really just means to fully examine something, to make sure you really understand what's going on, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
This week we explore the reason why small businesses are hiring other businesses. For small business owners, hiring an employee can be a huge burden and risk. But is hiring another business to assist your business even more riskier? Listen to find out.
Small business owners and entrepreneurs alike always ask how they can do a company information search. This goes way beyond yelp and the yellow pages. If you truly want to mitigate your risk you have to go further. Listen in as we give you the tools you can use to mitigate your risk.
When we started off in this world, coming out of government, we saw that there really was no process for vetting businesses. What’s interesting is that all of us are trained to expect some sort of screening process or due diligence process when it comes to employment. That’s a given. You fill out the application, you know they will check references (or they should, of course). Maybe it’s not the best system. What we didn’t see was a system for how to look into businesses before hiring them. You go to a business’s website; if they have one, they must be a legitimate company. Maybe you pick up the phone to call somebody, and you’ll hire them [...]
The idea of a business credit check is a confusing topic to most people. It’s not a well-known idea in all honesty. The quick answer is “it depends”. It depends on why you’re doing due diligence. Let’s say you’re doing it in the realm of business, obviously. But it depends on what the deal is. If you’re looking to bring on somebody to do a website for you and you’re just outsourcing the service, a business credit check is pretty insignificant in that decision-making process. You need to know if they can build the website that you need them to build. That doesn’t have anything to do with a credit check. So here are three points to help [...]
There are four big secrets background check companies don’t want you to know. 1. They are not magical. Background check companies pull from public records, and those public records depend on databases. If the database is not up to date because an individual hasn’t lived in an address for a certain period of time, that information is not going to show up. 2. Overemphasizing importance of Criminal Checks Criminal Check One of the things background checks look are criminal records. The problem with doing a background check solely for criminal records is that criminal records are only good if the person has been caught. More importantly, not every single state reports up to a national criminal database. Colorado, [...]