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Diane Helbig hosts a program to help small business owners, salespeople, and aspiring entrepreneurs with the various aspects of business success. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month and have a great lineup of guests and topics scheduled. We’ll be talking about everything from sales to employee issues; from technology to social media; from work-life balance to exploring uncharted territory. My goal is to help you remove challenges so that you can realize your own success with your business.

Diane Helbig hosts a program to help small business owners, salespeople, and aspiring entrepreneurs with the various aspects of business success. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month and have a great lineup of guests and topics scheduled. We’ll be talking about everything from sales to employee issues; from technology to social media; from work-life balance to exploring uncharted territory. My goal is to help you remove challenges so that you can realize your own success with your business.
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Cleveland, OH

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Diane Helbig hosts a program to help small business owners, salespeople, and aspiring entrepreneurs with the various aspects of business success. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month and have a great lineup of guests and topics scheduled. We’ll be talking about everything from sales to employee issues; from technology to social media; from work-life balance to exploring uncharted territory. My goal is to help you remove challenges so that you can realize your own success with your business.

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P.O. Box 771329 Cleveland, OH 44107 216-534-2030


Episodes

8 Key Drivers of Company Value

12/10/2018
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John Warrillow discusses how to build a resilient, and valuable business. Entrepreneurs and small business owners will want to listen in to find out how to build a business that can thrive without you. John Warrillow is an entrepreneur and author with over 20 years of research experience into the small and medium business market. He founded The Value Builder System™ to level the playing field for business owners as they approach their exit. John’s best-selling book, Built to Sell: Creating a...

Duration:00:34:01

Thriving In The Reputation Economy

12/6/2018
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Twenty five year NASCAR industry veteran, Mike Mooney, offers his wisdom drawn from his real life experiences in the white hot and pressure packed world of motor sports. It would be easy to say that Mike’s career has been going in circles for the last 25 years in the motorsports industry. Mike has built a reputation for creating brand, athlete, and sports property distinction by launching and leading award-winning marketing and communications campaigns. He is also recognized for his work in...

Duration:00:52:53

The New Tax Laws

12/3/2018
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Congress cut taxes! The last time they did that was in 1986. Ronald Reagan was President, Matlock was on TV, Challenger exploded, and we sang along with We are The World. Yes, it’s been a LONG time. So, what do these historic changes mean for you, your family, and your business? Diane Gardner knows the answers! She’s back to translate the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 so you can legally take advantage of every new deduction, credit, and loop hole. Diane Gardner is a Certified Tax Coach,...

Duration:00:50:19

Get Aggressive About Growth

11/26/2018
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Imtiaz Patel brings extensive, well-rounded experience in business growth to this episode. He shares growth strategies based on competitive thinking and change management. Imtiaz is a strategy and business development executive with a strong track record in building, growing, and turning around businesses. He spent a number of years as a management consultant for companies such as Dow Jones and The Children’s Place, where he developed growth strategies based in digital expansion, market...

Duration:00:38:51

The Future of Finance for Business Owners

11/22/2018
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What got us here might not get us there! From crypto-currency to blockchain, there’s a lot more to understand to ensure business success. Scott Carter joins us to unravel some of the mystery around the future of finance for business owners. Scott has always had to make his own way with no excuses. Born in tiny New Hampshire, Ohio, he went from elementary to senior high school with the same 40 people. He played every sport in high school and during college was drafted by the New York Yankees....

Duration:00:54:18

How To Stay Out Of Court

11/19/2018
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Here’s a dirty little secret that every lawyer knows: most business lawsuits and investigations, and their damages, fines and expenses, are entirely preventable if a company follows some simple pre-emptive steps. In this talk, Alex Gertsburg will pass along some proven “behind-the-curtain” strategies for saving companies boat-loads of money. Alex has worn four hats in his 17-year legal career, including serving as a business litigator with large law firms, in-house counsel with a large...

Duration:00:57:58

Choose Serving over Selling and Win Every Time

11/15/2018
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We talk with Farnoosh Brock about how to focus on genuine serving, to go from your own agenda to a priority on trust and relationships, and to create the outcomes you desire for your small business or company. Farnoosh Brock went from electrical engineer and project manager at a Fortune 100 to business coach, entrepreneur and CEO of Prolific Living Inc. She shows business owners and leaders why and how to choose serving over selling to build profitable sustainable businesses. In addition to...

Duration:00:51:48

Success Is the Child of Intention

11/12/2018
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If you are not where you want to be in your business, ask yourself what your intention was when you started. If you don't have a clear answer, this episode with Peter Mehit will give you a guide on how to reset, or if you're just starting a way to launch with better chances of success. If you have a dream, a business or both, Peter Mehit can help you realize it. After a successful career in the Fortune 100, he has helped over 2,500 clients start, grow and expand their businesses. Their...

Duration:00:33:58

Growth Through Acquisition

11/8/2018
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Many business owners forget this method and neglect an opportunity that can increase their business by 30, 50, even 100% overnight. In this discussion with Jessica Fialkovich, we will explore key takeaways as disseminated by a serial entrepreneur and M&A expert who has bought/built, and sold a number of companies during her decade+ long career. Jessica Fialkovich is a M&A expert, keynote speaker, small business advocate, award-winning business owner, and Springsteen fan whose mission is to...

Duration:00:45:06

LinkedIn sucks! 3 Quick Fixes For Referral Results

11/5/2018
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Most people give up on LinkedIn - because when they scroll their home feed of other people's posts, they wonder, "Who are all these people?!" After all, 80% of your results come from only 20% of these Connections. Vik Rajan joins us to share some valuable insights around how to really gain referrals. Vikram Rajan is the co-founder of phoneBlogger.net, and is also the creator of Inner Circles, the free LinkedIn networking add-on. Vik started Practice Marketing, Inc., as he realized attorneys,...

Duration:00:51:05

Scaling From Entrepreneurial To Managed Growth

10/22/2018
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As a business grows from high 6 to 7 and 8 figure revenue entrepreneurial ways of working can start to hinder a business rather than advance it. The very skills and qualities that drove start-up and build-up success can actually stall a business breaking through to the next level. Shane Spiers joins me to talk about this important subject. Shane is a Business Scaling Strategist based in the UK and accomplished leader with SME, mid-sized and FTSE 250 success. His business track record is...

Duration:00:41:02

7 Stories Every Sales Person Must Tell

10/15/2018
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Mike Adams explains how to learn and practice this crucial skill. We discuss the critical elements of a business story, the types of stories sales and business people need to tell and how to become a master storyteller. Engineer turned salesman, Mike taught himself storytelling while selling and managing sales teams throughout the world for international corporations Schlumberger, Siemens, Nokia and Halliburton. With each industry change landing him on the wrong side of a steep learning...

Duration:00:54:52

7 Leadership Tactics To Drive Sales

10/8/2018
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Richard Nongard joins us to talk about getting the growth and sales targets you want by getting the core of what leadership (and the pysychology around it) is all about. Richard is an expert in business leadership and business psychology. He started out in car sales in the early 1980's and parlayed his sales experience into leadership experience by moving on as an entrepreneur and executive in both the healthcare and educational sectors. He is a licensed psychotherapist who views his...

Duration:00:57:21

You’re Worrying Too Much About Cybersecurity

9/24/2018
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A business owner's core beliefs around cybercrime impact how they respond to the risk. Typically, these responses are motivated by fear and result in buying a bunch of software and services from well-known brands or from IT service companies the owner is already doing business with. Adam Anderson joins us to offer realistic ideas for dealing with it security. Adam is a long-time small business owner who also happens to be one of the leading authorities on small business cybersecurity. This...

Duration:00:45:06

The Role of a CFO in your Business

9/20/2018
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Brent McClure joins me to discuss the role of the Virtual CFO in your business. He offers actions that someone could take today to get a sense of where they are as a business owner and what they need to improve upon. In 2010, Brent opened McClure Consulting, a firm focusing on CPA Services, Business Strategy and Virtual CFO Services. A results-oriented Senior Executive and Consultant with more than 20 years of success, Brent crosses many business verticals. He brings clarity and perspective...

Duration:00:37:35

The ABCs of Proposal Writing

9/17/2018
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But what are the crucial elements to consider when responding to an RFP and writing a winning proposal? As head of the association that's dedicated to helping companies navigate this world, Rick will unlock the mystery behind proposal writing and offer practical advice that will resonate with any business leader. He'll share proven tactics from all aspects of the proposal development process, including the role creativity and writing play. Rick Harris is the Executive Director of the...

Duration:00:42:03

Broadcast Your Business

9/13/2018
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If you’ve ever wondered how you can get booked on a show, Katrina can tell you! In this episode she shares her must H.A.V.E. formula to make the media call you! Katrina Cravy is an author and Emmy award-winning TV media veteran. As a former investigative reporter and TV host for FOX, NBC, and ABC affiliates, she’s now helping clients get on TV and deliver a winning message. Katrina is also a wife and mother. Her greatest joy is raising her 12 year old son to be a good human! She’s also the...

Duration:00:47:56

How To Grow 50% Without Setting Goals

9/10/2018
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Philip Williams has a unique and valuable viewpoint regarding business growth. He has a great deal of experience helping people grow their small businesses and focuses on the people side over the financial aspects. He was hired as a CEO by a company that didn't know how they were going to pay him. He took this failing business and helped grow its revenue by 50% every year WITHOUT even setting goals. Philip’s business education started at the family dinner table when he was about 8 years old....

Duration:01:09:22

Bullseye Marketing: Who Says Your Marketing Can't Be Better, Faster, and Cheaper

9/6/2018
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In this episode Louis Gudema tells us about a contrarian but intuitive approach to marketing that prioritizes the fastest, least expensive programs. Louis helps companies from MIT startups to the Global 2000 increase their revenue by focusing on the fastest, least expensive and most cost-effective programs to get more leads and sales. He is the founder and president of marketing consultancy, Revenue & Associates, and previously founded and grew a marketing agency into one of the top three or...

Duration:00:45:34

How to Increase Your Revenue by $25,000-$250,000 With Corporate Sponsors

9/3/2018
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Shayna Rattler will teach us how to get access to the most overlooked source of cash flow - CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS. Leave this episode knowing how to get your brand placed in the most optimal position to get your piece of the sponsorship pie. Shayna helps entrepreneurs and influencers scale their business; using a lucrative, yet misunderstood source of cash flow and leverage--corporate sponsorships. Her best-selling book, Secrets to Landing Corporate Sponsorships, outlines her proprietary...

Duration:00:32:02