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Cleveland, OH




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.






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


How Self Confidence Will Accelerate Your Business

Kelly Sullens shares tips from her personal experiences as a small business owner. Hear firsthand how she empowers others by leading by example and believing in those around her. Kelly went from working in the fitness industry to owning her own Fit Body Boot Camp. She and her husband have created a wildly successful business while giving back to her community. Today's show is sponsored by Audible.com. Audible.com is a leading provider of spoken audio entertainment and information. Listen to...

Duration: 00:28:53

Trade Up: How to Move from Just Making Money to Making a Difference

Dean Niewolny spent 23 years in executive roles with three of Wall Street’s largest financial firms, finishing his career in the financial sector as market manager for Wells Fargo Advisors in Chicago, where he oversaw a $100mm market. While in Chicago, he and his wife, Lisa, traveled many times to Africa and, seeing the abject needs of widows and orphans, made life changes that enabled them to get involved, such as helping to complete an orphan home and a hospice home in Durbin, South...

Duration: 00:43:30

The Path to Work-life Harmony for Entrepreneurs

Is it getting harder to find success in your business? Or have you lost that original passion that you once had when you first started your company? Amy Vetter will provide inspiring life lessons and actionable tips, backed by scientific research, on how to discover work-life harmony to live a more fulfilled and impactful life at work and home. Amy is a serial entrepreneur, CPA, business executive, national speaker, and yoga practitioner. She is also the author of Business, Balance &...

Duration: 00:43:11

Heretics To Heroes: A Memoir on Modern Leadership

Cort Dial joins me to talk about leadership and how we all can make sure we are leading in the best possible way. For 30 years, Cort has asked tough questions and delivered raw answers to men and women at a dazzling array of the world’s most powerful companies, including Intel, Apple, U.S. Borax, Disney, BP, and Chevron, all with the goal of cultivating a different breed of leader, open to frank self-evaluation, personal change, and the pursuit of extraordinary performance. He has authored...

Duration: 00:56:04

How To Be Liberated From Business CHAOS

Small Business Owners are heroes without capes. A constant swirl of small details create a constant tension between "too much" or "not enough” with very little relief, while everyone else thinks that you are a multimillionaire because you run a business. This chaos is something that you can built OUT of your business with four intentional steps: 1) Vision/Mission/Values, 2) 3 Customized Roadmaps, 3) Org Structure/Roles/Meetings, and 4) Process IMPLEMENTATION. Scott Beebe joins us to walk...

Duration: 00:53:02

From Prisoner to CEO

All of us face adversity at one time or another. The big question is, what are you going to do about it? Author and former CEO Jay Coughlan talks about the choices we all have to make to succeed and achieve our dreams, and how those choices are most critical when dealing with the inevitable trouble and hurdles we all face from time to time in our lives. Jay got hurt on a construction job and decided to go to the local community college and take a marketing course. He knew immediately that...

Duration: 00:37:02

80/20 Sales and Marketing

Perry Marshall joins us to share his thoughts on how you can improve your results by implementing some simple, effective tactics. Perry is one of the world’s most expensive and sought-afer business consultants. Clients seek his ability to integrate engineering, sales, art and psychology. He launched two movements in modern marketng. His Google AdWords books laid the foundatons for the $100 billion Pay Per Click industry, and techniques he pioneered are standard best practces. He wrote the...

Duration: 01:02:56

Marketing Multipliers: Small Changes, Big Profits

Marketing Multipliers are simple, low-cost and no-cost tools that can deliver more new clients from the same marketing you're doing right now. Kevin Donlin has been involved in marketing since 1994, when he sold one of the first ebooks online, payable by check and you had to mail it to a post office box. That was e-commerce in 1994! From 1995 to 1998, he was Webmaster for FedEx.com, where he worked with the pioneers of online marketing. Since 1998, he’s been a copywriter and marketing...

Duration: 00:45:00

How To Grow Your Business - From Anywhere!

Frank Cottle has spent the last 30 years delivering to the needs of startups and small businesses; here, Frank delves into the digital age of offices, how people stay connected and productive even when working countries apart, and the time and cost effectiveness of choosing virtual versus physical office space. Frank also grew his company to be the largest provider of virtual offices in the industry, and will share how he made his business a long-term success. Frank Cottle is a recognized...

Duration: 00:46:00

How To Sell Without Selling

Terry Dean is sharing today on how you can sell more of your products and services online without being salesy. Good marketing attracts ready-to buy clients. Ethical persuasion is NOT manipulation. These proven methods allow you to guide, encourage, and share value with your customers even before they ever spend a single penny with you. You don’t have to wait for someone to become a customer before adding value to their life. Terry Dean went from delivering pizzas for Little Caesars are $8...

Duration: 00:59:55

What is Artificial Intelligence and Why It’s the Next Big Thing

Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Apple are all saying that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the next big thing. So what is it and how is it going to impact your life and your business? Join award winning technology entrepreneur, Dale Beaumont, as he discusses this all important topic. And learn all about BRiN, the world’s first business advisor powered by AI. Dale is an award-winning technology entrepreneur, international speaker and author of 16 best-selling books. Dale started his first...

Duration: 00:46:53

Forget breaking through the noise, Get in on the conversation

Marketing at its heart is starting a conversation with someone who could be a great customer. With all of the modern tools it should be easier, but instead, it's gotten noisier. Tom Schwab of Interview Valet claims trying to break through the noise is impossible and could actually hurt you. Instead, you should be trying to get in on the conversation they are already having. Using targeted podcast interviews and a proven system, he has consistently shown conversion rates 25 times better...

Duration: 00:56:23

Successful Tactics and Strategies to Win Clients

David A. Fields joins us to share his insights into this very important topic. From the 5 Marketing Musts to The Turn, to what you should be doing immediately, you'll gather incredible ideas for improving your results. Best-selling author and acclaimed speaker, consultant, and mentor David A. Fields helps build lucrative, lifestyle-friendly consulting practices. He has guided consultancies ranging from one-person startups to the consulting divisions of some of the world’s largest...

Duration: 00:57:35

Small Business Marketing: Crawl Before You Run

Small business owners want to make the most of their time and money, especially since a recent Vistaprint Digital poll found that 38% of small business owners believe overcoming lack of resources will be the biggest marketing challenge this year. In this podcast, Scott Bowen, VP & GM of Vistaprint Digital, and will explore the progression small business owners should take when marketing their business—what he calls the “crawl, walk, run” evolution. The “crawl” stage includes establishing a...

Duration: 00:42:37

Igniting Your Team’s Natural Sales Ability

In today’s environment there is an “overload” of information in regards to business and especially selling. Many of these books teach “canned lines” and “techniques” for emulating top sales people or how to close the deal. After studying many of these books, studying some of the top sales teams in the world, and building his own high value books of business, Jonathan Furman has come to the conclusion that Igniting a sales team’s TRUE natural sales ability is possibly one of the purest,...

Duration: 00:40:09

Are You Making These Sales Closing Mistakes?

James Muir joins us to share impactful sales techniques he's developed over a stellar sales career. James is a professional sales trainer, speaker and coach and Vice President at NextGen Healthcare and during the course of his 30+ year career he has shattered records as both a field rep and manager. He has sold-to and spoken for the largest names in technology and healthcare including HCA, Tenet, Catholic Healthcare, Banner, Dell, IBM and others. As you might imagine, with all that...

Duration: 00:58:50

Close Massive B2B Deals With LinkedIn Ads

LinkedIn Ads is the most overlooked and underappreciated social ads platform, and by far, the most powerful. It closes massive B2B deals and recruits successfully for any white-collar position. AJ Wilcox shares how to approach them to receive full benefit. AJ is a long-time digital marketer who fell in love with the LinkedIn Ads platform back in 2011. Since then, he's scaled and managed among the world's most sophisticated accounts worldwide. In 2014, he founded B2Linked.com which...

Duration: 00:40:48

Using Online Courses To Add Educational Content To Your Marketing

No matter how tech-savvy you are you you can use online courses/lessons to add value to your marketing materials (and for your customers). Regardless of your industry there is a great opportunity for business owners to reach more people than ever and grow their business quickly. Chris Badgett is my guest for this episode and shares a lot of valuable information on how you can add courses to your marketing efforts. Chris Badgett is the CEO and cofounder of LifterLMS. He’s an online course...

Duration: 00:56:12

Finding Harmony in Business and Life

Finding positive ways to create harmony in all parts of our lives is "Job 1" if we hope to be successful for the long haul. And it's completely possible with just knowing how to be more intent on that every day! Dr. Lynn Wicker will share her thoughts and ideas with us about this important issue. Dr. Lynn Wicker is a certified speaker, trainer, and success coach. She has 30 years of experience in public education, holding various leadership positions in K-12 and higher education, including...

Duration: 00:55:03

Making the Most Your Professional Presence

From LinkedIn to professional directories, small business owners have been quick to grab any opportunity at online promotion. Our web person tells us it all helps with SEO. Cynthia Bemis Abrams joins us to talk about how to make sure you are maximizing your online presence. Cynthia is a public relations and leadership consultant based in Chicago, Illinois. Her practice today focuses on social online presence, strategic communications, writing and messaging. In addition to working with...

Duration: 00:54:01

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