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Hear the real stories of entrepreneurs and professional experts. Listen and learn how to overcome obstacles, solve problems, create new opportunities, and be wildly successful in your own business.

Hear the real stories of entrepreneurs and professional experts. Listen and learn how to overcome obstacles, solve problems, create new opportunities, and be wildly successful in your own business.
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Hear the real stories of entrepreneurs and professional experts. Listen and learn how to overcome obstacles, solve problems, create new opportunities, and be wildly successful in your own business.




Brett Harpel — Accelerate Accountability

Where do you fall on the DISC assessment and how does it effect your ability to close a deal? Sales success comes in many shapes and sizes. Join us as we talk with Brett Harpel from Accelerate Accountability and explore what makes someone successful at sales, as well as what you need to do to better understand your prospects and clients.


Jason Hertzenberg — Recycle Cincinnati

Sometimes what’s old is new again. This week on American Dreamers, Jason Hertzenberg of Recycle Cincinnati talks about leaving a successful job in financial services to open up his own business, hauling away peoples junk and re-purposing the same in his shop. Doesn’t that seem like a natural transition? We didn’t think so either! You could say he’s just re-playing the second hand he was dealt.


Steve Kehoe — Kehoe Financial Advisors

Everybody has a different relationship with money, for better or worse. For Steve Kehoe of Kehoe Financial Advisors, that means seeing things through his clients’ eyes to learn more about them. It means listening, educating and guiding his clients to get them from point A to point B. With 35 years in the business, Kehoe has more than a few tips on this week’s episode.


Krissi & Dan Barr — The Fido Factor

On this episode of American Dreamers, our guests are Krissi and Dan Barr, authors of The Fido Factor! The book shows us how to get a leg up at work by following the example of our four legged friends. Even if your dog can’t catch a ball or fetch a stick, she can still inspire you to become a more effective leader at work. This show has truly gone to the dogs!


Tempal Grace Hitt — Grace Green Beauty

In this episode of American Dreamers, we visit Grace Green Beauty of West Chester, OH. Listen in and see how a series of events pushed Tempal Grace Hitt to develop a product, start and grow a business, develop a brand, open a manufacturing facility and plan for her future success. An inspiring, uplifting and encouraging story for all entrepreneurs. Be sure to check out for products that nourish you body, help troubled skin and reduce the signs of aging — all developed...


Brent Sexton w/ STAC

Brent Sexton, founder of STAC, is our guest on this week’s show. Brent’s company is simplifying the process of safety training verification.


Kay Fittes — High-Heeled Success

On this episode of American Dreamers, our guest does her best to UN-teach about half of our listeners what they’ve been taught their whole lives. Kay Fittes is a national speaker, trainer, consultant, coach and author on issues for women in the workplace. Kay leads women in overcoming behaviors that often block career success. She holds a certification in Leadership Training and created numerous Leadership Training series for women. If you’d like to achieve high heeled success, take a...


Matt Marvin — MGM Consulting

Meet Matt Marvin, owner of MGM Consulting. Marvin works with business owners and corporate leaders to help maximize the potential of their business. His latest book, Nailed It, highlights 10 keys to crushing the interview.


Mark Kiner & Jim Blair — Premier Social Security Consulting

This was truly a show that could’ve gone on for hours. Marc and Jim helped us navigate the complicated world of social security benefits. Grab a pen and get ready to take notes.


Robynn Anton & Tom Tasset

If you have the guts, vision and determination to start your own business… we applaud you. Unfortunately, some of you…actually MOST of you won’t make it. You should know that the odds are stacked against you. In this episode of American Dreamers, we talk about some of the most common, but unexpected, challenges you will likely face. Tom also tricks Robynn into giving us some free marketing advice!


Tim Bankes — Freeset USA

Freeset is in Business for Freedom. The mission is simple: to help stop sex trafficking and prostitution in West Bengal, India. Freeset USA is a non-profit distributor for two social enterprise businesses: Freeset Bags & Apparel (FBA) and Freeset Fabrics. Through the distribution of tees and accessories, they are providing a new approach for confronting trafficking and prostitution through sustainable business. Freeset works to provide freedom to women who have been trafficked by offering...


Laura Laureto & Lisa Lehner

In this show we learned the story of an unlikely partnership born of a chance meeting. Laura Laureto, fashion designer working for Cantarelli, near Cortona, Italy, and Lisa Lehner, attorney from Cincinnati, Ohio. They met, became friends and started a company.


Sun Ho Donovan - Blue Chip III

In this episode of American Dreamers our co-host, Sun Ho Donovan, talks about her new business venture, Blue Chip Charters. It took awhile, but I (Tom Tasset) was able to connect all the dots from her previous business experience and discover why someone who has never owned a boat, is the perfect candidate to start a riverboat charter company. She says…it’s all about the experience. I say…whatever floats your boat!


Brandemonium - Kevin Canafax and Bill Donabedian

Go to your refrigerator and open the door. If you did this nearly anywhere in the world, 60% of what you see would have a Cincinnati connection. Our guests are Kevin Canafax and Bill Donabedian, co-founders of Brandemonium, a “brand” new festival that will take place in Cincinnati this October. It promises to showcase Cincinnati as the brand capital of the world!


Julie Bauke — The Bauke Group

Julie talks about finding direction and taking control of your life at any point in your career.


Steve & Scott Myers — Perfection Print Media

Father/son duo Steve and Scott Myers talk about the stages of starting a business—especially early on—and their own experiences.


Angie Buckalew and Megan Wendling - HTH Safety Solutions, LLC

Safety First! We’ve all heard and probably used that expression many times in our lives. But for a business, safety is sometimes the last thing they want to think about. Let’s face it. It takes time away from production…and it’s boring. Right? Wrong! Meet our guests, Angie Buckalew and Megan Wendling, of HTH Safety Solutions, LLC. They conduct workplace safety seminars that your company folks will actually enjoy. Which means they are listening…and it’s sinking in. And if it’s sinking in,...


David Vermaak - Northwestern Mutual

One of our all time favorite guests. David Vermaak from Johannesburg South Africa, finds the love of his life…online…halfway around the world. Moves to Cincinnati and opens a Krav Maga school and starts a financial planning business. He talks a little funny. The odds are stacked against this out of towner. But he’s likeable guy and a genuine networker, doing his best to help the people he meets get what they want out of business…and life.


The Hamilton Mill - Antony Seppi, Rahul Bawa and Mark Hogg

Great conversation about Hamilton Mill’s Project H2O.


Oak Tree Communications - Melinda Zemper

Some people have a way with words. Melinda Zemper, of Oak Tree Communications, is one of those people. She also puts leftover frosting on crakers and freezes them. But fortunately, she has a way with words and at her day job she helps small business owners leverage their unrealized strengths into communications strategies that lead to profits. Oak Tree Communications is the publicity and public relations firm to turn to for creativity, experience and expertise.


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