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The Thoughtful Entrepreneur

Author: Josh Elledge of UpMyInfluence.com

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You’re gonna love this DAILY, commercial-free entrepreneur spotlight show. We feature CEOs and founders of 6-9 figure B2B companies. Agencies, coaches, consultants, and other leaders share not only their success stories - but their advice for business leaders focused on business growth.

You’re going to hear real stories from real people all in 15-25 minutes time - perfect for your commute.

On this podcast, your host, Josh Elledge encourages entrepreneurs to share not only their expertise but their stories and their hearts.

We believe that every person has a unique message which can positively impact the world. Even YOU! If you’d like to be featured on The Thoughtful Entrepreneur, apply here: https://UpMyInfluence.com/guest/
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In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks to the Founder & CEO of Kind Lending LLC, Glenn Stearns. Connecting with Glenn could offer immense value due to his extensive experience and proven success in the mortgage industry. As the founder of Stearns Lending and Kind Lending, Glenn has demonstrated his ability to innovate and lead in challenging markets. His resilience, showcased by overcoming personal adversity and building a million-dollar business from scratch on 'Undercover Billionaire,' could provide inspiration and practical wisdom. Furthermore, Glenn's commitment to philanthropy and community development may provide unique opportunities for social impact. Connecting with him could offer insights into his entrepreneurial vision and the chance to learn from his strategic decision-making, potentially benefiting your professional growth or business endeavors.   About Glenn Stearns: Glenn is a celebrated entrepreneur who established Stearns Lending, one of America's largest private mortgage lenders. Recognized as Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year in 2002, Stearns led his company to fund over $30 billion in loans by 2010 and become America's #1 Wholesale Lender in 2013. Stearns, the youngest inductee to The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans in 2011, exemplifies success against adversity and commitment to philanthropy, traits recognized by the association. After surviving cancer twice, he sold Stearns Lending in 2015 and took a sabbatical before starring in Undercover Billionaire, a reality show culminating in the establishment of Underdog BBQ. In 2020, Stearns returned to mortgage banking, founding Kind Lending. He and his wife, Mindy Burbano, reside in Southern California.   About Kind Lending LLC: Kind Lending is a revolutionary wholesale lending and mortgage banking venture spearheaded by industry leader Glenn Stearns. The firm is committed to creating a dynamic, collaborative work environment encouraging innovation and fun. Offering a range of products and superior resources, Kind Lending aims to serve the mortgage community and homebuyers with exceptional service by experienced professionals. After his sabbatical, Stearns returns to reimagine wholesale lending with his unique vision and determination. Kind Lending is beginning its journey and actively seeks driven, competent mortgage professionals for diverse roles across the U.S. Joining the Kind Team promises a thrilling and rewarding career path.   Apply to be a Guest on The Thoughtful Entrepreneur: https://go.upmyinfluence.com/podcast-guest Links Mentioned in this Episode: Want to learn more? Check out Kind Lending LLC website at https://www.kindlending.com/tpo Check out Kind Lending LLC on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/kindlending/ Check out Glenn Stearns on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/glennstearns/ Check out Glenn Stearns on Twitter at https://twitter.com/glennstearns Check out Glenn Stearns on Instagram at
In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks to the President & Executive Coach of think2perform, Chuck Wachendorfer.   Chuck is a globally recognized Executive Coach and Thought Leader. With his strategic leadership and performance development expertise, he can provide valuable insights to optimize your professional growth. His record of driving growth in Fortune 500 companies demonstrates his ability to cultivate success. As the author of "Don't Wait for Someone Else to Fix It," he offers unique perspectives on self-leadership. Whether you're a business owner seeking to improve profitability or an executive aiming for balanced high performance, Chuck's coaching could be instrumental. His experience across various industries and ability to inspire through public speaking makes him an excellent connection for anyone striving for excellence.   About Chuck Wachendorfer: Chuck is a globally recognized Thought Leader and Executive Coach at think2perform. He's authored the book "Don't Wait for Someone Else to Fix It," focusing on self-leadership. As a former top Sales Executive at American Express, he led record-setting growth across ten offices. Today, he coaches business owners and Fortune 500 executives, striving to enhance performance and profitability across various industries. Major corporations seek his expertise as a turn-around expert, and he's an acclaimed speaker quoted by national media.   About think2perform: think2perform is a unique coaching and performance development firm that empowers individuals and teams through self-awareness. Their approach helps clients align actions with values, understand thoughts and feelings, and overcome adverse reactions. The firm offers tools and training to enhance emotional competence and decision-making under pressure, leading to effective professional and personal goal achievement. Based on neuroscience, emotional intelligence, and leadership research, their methodologies yield measurable and transformative results. Their Leadership Effectiveness Model has benefited executives, managers, and entrepreneurs alike. Offering group and individual training, one-on-one coaching, and keynote speeches, think2perform helps clients realize their ideal selves.   Apply to be a Guest on The Thoughtful Entrepreneur: https://go.upmyinfluence.com/podcast-guest Links Mentioned in this Episode: Want to learn more? Check out think2perform website at  https://www.think2perform.com/ Check out think2perform on LinkedIn at  https://www.linkedin.com/company/think2perform/ Check out Chuck Wachendorfer
In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks to the Founder of Jennifer Dawn Coaching, Jennifer Dawn. Jennifer Dawn Coaching is here is give you coaching services to achieve your goals without giving up your life. Jennifer has all your stresses covered with an expert team of coaches and consultants to help scale your business to seven figures and beyond.   Connecting with Jennifer could provide invaluable support for your entrepreneurial journey. Her extensive experience building multimillion-dollar businesses offers insights into effective goal-setting, time management, problem-solving, and financial strategies. As a Profit First Certified Coach, she specializes in creating financially solid businesses and promoting overall well-being. She's known for her heart-centered and authentic coaching style, making her an excellent mentor.  Jennifer's proven track record as a successful entrepreneur, published author, and speaker underscores her capabilities. Whether you're starting a new venture or looking to elevate an existing business, her expertise could catalyze your success.   About Jennifer Dawn: Jennifer, the founder of Jennifer Dawn Coaching and Best Planner Ever, is a seasoned entrepreneur and a Profit First Certified Coach. Beginning her journey by selling apples as a child, she built a software company into a seven-figure business by age 23 and later led a $54M manufacturing firm. Jennifer has discovered her passion for coaching while mentoring women entrepreneurs and has since built two multi-million dollar businesses. She's a published author and speaker renowned for guiding entrepreneurs globally. Her expertise includes goal setting, time management, problem-solving, and enhancing profitability and cash flow.   About Jennifer Dawn Coaching: They offer a dynamic blend of simplified coaching, seasoned consulting, and productivity tools that are proven effective. Our service empowers business owners to develop holistically, making achieving objectives enjoyable and straightforward. We're committed to guiding our clients to tap into their full potential, providing them with the necessary skills and confidence to conquer their goals. With Jennifer Dawn Coaching, reaching for the stars has never been easier or more fulfilling.   Apply to be a Guest on The Thoughtful Entrepreneur: https://go.upmyinfluence.com/podcast-guest Links Mentioned in this Episode: Want to learn more? Check out Jennifer Dawn Coaching website at  https://jenniferdawncoaching.com/ Check out Jennifer Dawn on LinkedIn at  https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferdawn/ Check out Jennifer Dawn on Instagram at  https://www.instagram.com/jenniferdawncoaching/ Check out Jennifer Dawn on Facebook
In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks to the Author of Brain Glue, James I. Bond. Brain Glue is all about making your words stick in people's brains by using selling and persuasion. This book introduces emotional triggers that boost the persuasive power of your ads, emails, social media posts, and sales pitches.   Connecting with James is an opportunity to gain insights from a leading expert in behavioral management and business marketing. With over 13 years of experience, Bond has managed a top Southern California firm, worked with prestigious American businesses, and even led an advertising agency in Montreal.  As a former workshop chairman for a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration and a guest speaker at universities and on podcasts, he is well-versed in sharing his expertise across various platforms. Collaborating with James I. Bond can provide valuable knowledge, strategies, and advice to enhance your business marketing, improve team productivity, and, ultimately, drive your company's growth and success.   About James I. Bond: James is a renowned expert in behavioral management and business marketing in the United States. With a career of over thirteen years, he successfully managed a leading behavioral management firm in Southern California, catering to numerous prestigious American businesses. Before that, he headed an advertising agency in Montreal, collaborating with Fortune 500 companies and smaller enterprises.  As a former workshop chairman for a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Bond has shared his expertise with various audiences. His influence extends to Southern California universities, where he has been a guest speaker, and numerous marketing and business podcasts, where he has been a popular guest.   About U.S Management, LLC: They are a professional management consulting firm helping companies rapidly achieve bigger goals without exhausting their employees. Their proprietary "Task Management" process and "Tasking Sessions" have been developed over 14 years, aiding over 130 businesses, from high-tech startups to Fortune 500 companies.  Their methodology includes weekly meetings focusing on tangible tasks, execution, collaboration, issue identification, skills development, and expanded involvement. By leveraging proven formats, personal accountability, and collaborative groups, U.S Management LLC has successfully enabled organizations to increase revenues, profits, and overall efficiency while fostering employee growth and morale.   Apply to be a Guest on The Thoughtful Entrepreneur: https://go.upmyinfluence.com/podcast-guest Links Mentioned in this Episode: Want to learn more? Check out U.S Management, LLC website at  https://usm-llc.com/ Check out James I. Bond on LinkedIn at  https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesibond/ Don’t forget to subscribe to The Thoughtful Entrepreneur...
In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks with the Founder of Sell Nothing, LLC, Joe Pallo.   Connecting with Joe Pallo can significantly enhance your sales performance and business growth. With 35+ years of experience and a proven track record, Joe specializes in helping professionals build emotional connections with clients and team members, driving long-lasting relationships and loyalty.  By learning his Emotional Sales techniques, you can double or triple your output without investing additional time. Joe's expertise spans various industries, making his approach versatile and adaptable.  And as a Sales Coach and Game-Changing Trainer, Joe has transformed the careers of top producers, helping them surpass their sales goals. By connecting with Joe, you will gain access to his invaluable knowledge, innovative systems, and processes, ultimately elevating your sales success and fostering a more fulfilling professional journey.   About Joe Pallo: Joe is an accomplished sales consultant, speaker, and author of "How to Sell Nothing." He founded the consulting company Sell Nothing, where he trains CEOs, EVPs, and top sales professionals to build emotional relationships with clients and team members. Joe's unique approach to sales called the Emotional Sale, focuses on leveraging emotions for sales success.  Drawing from his 30,000+ personal sales calls and diverse clientele, Joe has helped hundreds of individuals and teams double their productivity. Besides sales consulting and coaching, his expertise extends to keynote speaking, sales presentations, and working with nonprofits. Joe is also an avid home improvement enthusiast, with many completed projects.   About Sell Nothing, LLC: Sell Nothing, LLC, led by Joe Pallo, leverages 35+ years of commission sales and 30,000+ sales calls to help clients excel in their businesses. Specializing in door-to-door sales, Joe has devised systems and processes enabling hundreds of top producers to double or triple their output without the extra time investment.  Their clients range from non-profits, defense contractors, and financial advisors to the top US mortgage broker and an Olympic champion. With experience in financial services, technology, and agriculture, Joe's success stems from a core belief: emotional connections matter more than logic-based sales. As a Sales Coach and Game-Changing Trainer, Joe empowers top producers to surpass their sales goals by harnessing the power of emotional connections.   Apply to be a Guest on The Thoughtful Entrepreneur: https://go.upmyinfluence.com/podcast-guest Links Mentioned in this Episode: Want to learn more? Check out Sell Nothing, LLC website at  https://www.sellnothing.co/
In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks with the Founder of Uplevel Media LLC, Karen Yankovich.   Connecting with Karen offers an opportunity to learn from a LinkedIn expert who empowers women in business. With her unique approach, Karen helps you cut through the noise and strategically utilize LinkedIn for up-leveled business relationships. By engaging with Karen, you benefit from her wealth of experience and knowledge, acknowledged by leading publications like the Huffington Post and Social Media Today. As the Good Girls Get Rich Podcast host, Karen shares valuable insights and advice for creating profitable LinkedIn strategies. Through her proven methods, connecting with Karen can lead to an elevated online presence, expanded network, and increased income. Karen's services cater to various budgets and business sizes, making her an accessible and valuable resource for enhancing your LinkedIn presence and professional success.   About Karen Yankovich: Karen is a renowned LinkedIn expert, speaker, and coach who empowers women in business. As the Good Girls Get Rich Podcast host, she shares valuable insights and advice for creating profitable LinkedIn strategies. Karen's expertise has been acknowledged in leading publications like the Huffington Post and Social Media Today.  Her unique approach focuses on helping women cut through the noise and leverage LinkedIn to establish up-leveled business relationships. With a wealth of experience and proven results, Karen is the go-to professional for individuals seeking to elevate their online presence and succeed on LinkedIn. Visit KarenYankovich.com for more information on her services and resources.   About Uplevel Media LLC: Uplevel Media LLC leverages LinkedIn to boost revenue and online presence for businesses and individuals. Recognizing the challenges in navigating the dynamic online world, the company provides strategic solutions to increase visibility, expand client bases, and grow income. With extensive experience in the corporate sector, small-to-medium businesses, and entrepreneurship, Uplevel Media crafts tailored LinkedIn strategies to establish clients as industry experts.  The company emphasizes personal branding and networking, helping clients unlock recurring revenue streams and achieve long-lasting results. Offering services to accommodate various budgets and business sizes, Uplevel Media provides free training, group coaching, DIY programs, and private LinkedIn strategy coaching and consulting, ensuring clients consistently benefit from reliable revenue streams.   Apply to be a Guest on The Thoughtful Entrepreneur: https://go.upmyinfluence.com/podcast-guest Links Mentioned in this Episode: Want to learn more? Check out Uplevel Media LLC website at 
In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks to the CEO of Auxo Business Services, Samantha Cordero. Connecting with Samantha offers a valuable opportunity for business leaders seeking to enhance their company's performance and growth. As an experienced entrepreneur and founder of an agency focused on project coordination, executive support, and operations consulting, Samantha possesses a deep understanding of the challenges faced by small businesses. Her emphasis on simplicity and efficiency ensures that her clients can focus on strategic growth while her agency oversees streamlined execution. By collaborating with Samantha, you gain access to her expertise in identifying and removing productivity roadblocks, enabling your business to operate more efficiently and effectively.   About Samantha Cordero: Samantha is a driven entrepreneur and founder of an agency specializing in project coordination, executive support, and operations consulting. Her expertise in working closely with business owners and executives across multiple industries has provided her with a deep understanding of the challenges unique to small businesses. By emphasizing simplicity and efficiency, Samantha's agency focuses on removing productivity roadblocks for clients, allowing them to concentrate on strategic growth. Through her dedication and professional experience, Samantha has become a champion for small businesses, helping them to achieve success by streamlining operations and enabling clients to allocate their resources and time better.   About Auxo Business Services: Auxo Business Services is a company focused on enhancing the productivity of CEOs and leadership teams by streamlining their work processes and promoting results-driven action. They act as a secret weapon for business leaders, providing support to remove obstacles, safeguard valuable time, and facilitate the successful implementation of business strategies. Auxo's approach emphasizes a behind-the-scenes partnership, enabling clients to concentrate on their core business objectives while the company works to maximize productivity and profitability. By offering tailored solutions to improve operational efficiency, Auxo Business Services has become a valuable resource for businesses seeking to optimize their performance and achieve long-term success.   Apply to be a Guest on The Thoughtful Entrepreneur: https://go.upmyinfluence.com/podcast-guest Links Mentioned in this Episode: Want to learn more? Check out Auxo Business Services website at https://www.auxosvs.com/ Check out Auxo Business Services on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/auxobusiness/ Check out Auxo Business Services on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/auxobusiness/?hl=en Check out Auxo Business Services on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/auxosvs/ Check out Samantha Cordero on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/samanthacordero-axuosvs/ Don’t forget to subscribe to The Thoughtful Entrepreneur and thank
In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks with the Investing & Wealth Coach of Empowered Planning, Shinobu Hindert.   Connecting with Shinobu, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and money expert, is essential for individuals seeking to achieve their financial goals and build long-term wealth. With her vast experience in managing complex financial plans and dedication to simplifying the world of finance, Shinobu can provide invaluable guidance tailored to your unique needs. Through her Empowered Planning platform, she offers easy-to-digest digital courses and workshops, ensuring that financial education is accessible and actionable. By connecting with Shinobu, you'll gain the knowledge and confidence needed to make informed financial decisions, ultimately paving the way to the lifestyle you've always wanted but thought you couldn't afford.   About Shinobu Hindert: Shinobu is an accomplished financial expert with over a decade of experience creating and managing intricate financial plans, having overseen over $350 million in client assets. She has shared her expertise through teaching over 500 live personal finance workshops, focusing on helping women achieve the lifestyle they've always desired but believed they couldn't afford. Her mission is to demystify the often-complicated world of finance with the Empowered Academy, a six-week live course designed to help women build wealth, invest confidently, and attain financial freedom. In recent years, Shinobu has expanded her services to advising high-net-worth entrepreneurs and small business owners, guiding them on managing their investments for long-term wealth and financial stability.   About Empoered Planning: Empowered Planning, created by Shinobu, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, is a comprehensive financial education platform offering accessible, easy-to-understand digital courses. Designed for busy individuals seeking to invest and build wealth, Empowered Planning focuses on breaking down common misconceptions and the silence surrounding money. Through tailored workshops and courses, participants learn essential skills to achieve their financial goals, such as buying a home, planning vacations, saving for children's education, and securing retirement. With thousands of people already benefiting from Shinobu's guidance, Empowered Planning empowers individuals to create the lifestyle they've always desired but thought they couldn't afford, turning financial dreams into achievable realities.   Apply to be a Guest on The Thoughtful Entrepreneur: https://go.upmyinfluence.com/podcast-guest Links Mentioned in this Episode: Want to learn more? Check out Empowered Planning website at https://www.empoweredplanning.com/ Check out Empowered Planning on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/empowered_planning/ Check out Shinobu Hindert on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/shinobu-hindert-9004aa37/ Check out Shinobu Hindert on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/shinobuhindert/ Don’t forget to subscribe to The Thoughtful Entrepreneur and thank you for listening. Tune in next time!  ...
In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks with the Founder & President of Listen to Life, Too, Dr Joey Faucette.Connecting with Dr. Joey Faucette benefits professionals and businesses seeking to create a positive work environment and drive success. As an experienced executive and team coach, Dr. Joey offers valuable insights and effective coaching programs to foster growth and productivity. You can access Dr. Joey’s best-selling books, podcasts, and coaching resources by engaging with him, reaching over 50 countries. His warm and approachable style builds trust and encourages transformative growth in both individuals and organizations.Dr. Joey's expertise in leadership development, team engagement, and sales growth can help you achieve better work-life balance and create a workplace where employees thrive.About Dr. Joey Faucette: He is an accomplished executive, team coach, author, and content creator. Dr. Joey helps companies create positive workplaces through various coaching programs and resources. His expertise has led him to write best-selling books, host podcasts, and appear on numerous media outlets. With a relatable and warm approach, he has a strong impact on the growth of both companies and individuals. Outside of his professional life, Dr. Joey enjoys spending time with his family and pets on Pleasant Gap Farm. About Listen to Life, Too: They are a coaching organization dedicated to helping small businesses with 200-500 employees create a positive work culture. They offer various services, including executive coaching, group and team coaching, and online courses that teach strategies and tactics for fostering a winning work environment. These courses also provide training for managers to lead their teams effectively.They also cater to businesses that aim to attract top talent, reduce turnover, invest in leadership training, and are performance-driven. By focusing on caring for team members and promoting a positive workplace, Listen to Life, Too empowers businesses to achieve success and build strong, committed teams.Apply to be a Guest on The Thoughtful Entrepreneur: https://go.upmyinfluence.com/podcast-guestLinks Mentioned in this Episode:Want to learn more? Check out Listen to Life, Too website athttps://www.workpositive.today/Check out Listen to Life, Too on LinkedIn athttps://www.linkedin.com/company/listen-to-life/Check out Listen to Life, Too on Instagram athttps://www.instagram.com/workpositive.today/Check out Listen to Life, Too on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/WorkPositiveTodayCheck out Dr Joey Faucette on LinkedIn athttps://www.linkedin.com/in/drjoeyfaucette/Don’t forget to subscribe to The Thoughtful Entrepreneur and thank you for listening. Tune in next time! More from UpMyInfluence:We are actively booking guests for our The Thoughtful Entrepreneur.
In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks with the Founder & CEO of Trademark Factory, Andrei Mincov.Connecting with Andrei offers access to a seasoned intellectual property expert with a proven brand protection record. His unique, client-centric approach assures predictable costs and guaranteed outcomes, a rarity in the field. Andrei's experience spans small startups to industry giants, ensuring he is well-versed in various trademark scenarios. His commitment to clients extends beyond legal services, positioning him as a partner genuinely invested in your success.Whether you're an entrepreneur or an established business, connecting with Andrei equips you with the knowledge, resources, and support necessary to safeguard your brand effectively.About Andrei Mincov: Andrei is a seasoned intellectual property lawyer with over 20 years of experience. He embarked on his career following a successful case involving his father's music copyright. Andrei is passionate about empowering entrepreneurs to protect their brands, offering transparent, predictable trademarking services. His clientele ranges from startups to industry giants like Apple, Microsoft, and celebrities such as J.K. Rowling. Andrei's approach goes beyond legal services; he acts as a trusted partner who genuinely cares about his clients' success.About Trademark Factory: It's founded in 2013 by Andrei Mincov and revolutionizes the traditional trademark registration process by providing comprehensive services with a guaranteed outcome for a fixed fee. As the only firm globally offering this model, it mitigates the uncertainties of self-filing and unpredictable costs of conventional law firms. Their licensed professionals assist entrepreneurs globally in protecting their valuable brand assets, including names, logos, and slogans. Services include a free comprehensive trademark search and registration assistance in multiple jurisdictions such as Canada, the U.S., Australia, and the EU, all under a 100% money-back guarantee if the trademark isn't registered. Trademark Factory® combines predictability, transparency, and reliability in trademarking services.Apply to be a Guest on The Thoughtful Entrepreneur: https://go.upmyinfluence.com/podcast-guestLinks Mentioned in this Episode:Want to learn more? Check out Trademark Factory website athttps://trademarkfactory.com/Check out Trademark Factory on Twitter athttps://trademarkfactory.com/twitterCheck out Trademark Factory on Facebook athttps://trademarkfactory.com/facebookCheck out Trademark Factory on Instagram athttps://trademarkfactory.com/instagramCheck out Trademark Factory on YouTube athttps://www.youtube.com/trademarkfactory/feedCheck out Andrei Mincov on LinkedIn athttps://www.linkedin.com/in/andreimincov/Don’t forget to subscribe to The Thoughtful Entrepreneur and thank you for listening. Tune in next...
In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks with the Intuit Trainer/Writer Network & Elite-level QuickBooks ProAdvisor of Royalwise Solutions, Inc., Alicia Katz Pollock.Connecting with Alicia Katz is an excellent choice if you want to improve your QuickBooks skills and knowledge. As a Top 10 ProAdvisor and a Intuit Trainer/Writer Network member, Alicia is a leading expert in QuickBooks and related software programs. She has authored several books on QuickBooks and MS Word, and is a top-rated speaker at industry events.She offers personalized coaching and online training programs tailored to your unique needs and goals. Her patient and engaging teaching style ensures that you will learn in a fun and easy-to-understand way. Whether a small business owner or a QuickBooks professional, Alicia can help you improve your skills and take your understanding of QuickBooks to the next level.About Alicia Katz Pollock: Alicia is the QBO Rock Star at Learn.Royalwise.com. As a Top 10 ProAdvisor and a member of the Intuit Trainer/Writer Network, Alicia has five QuickBooks and MS Word books on Amazon, leads weekly QuickBooks training webinars, and runs a QBO Coaching program. She is a top-rated speaker at QuickBooks Connect, Scaling New Heights, and Intuit’s Certification Road Show. With a Masters of Arts in Teaching, 30+ years of tech industry experience, and a mile-long list of professional certifications, Alicia expertly blends deep subject matter expertise and patient guidance to provide an easy and fun online learning environment.About Royalwise Solutions, Inc.: Royalwise is a computer training and support company that specializes in teaching popular software programs, such as Apple, Microsoft, and Intuit. With over 30 years of teaching experience, Royalwise offers an extensive library of online classes, live webinars, video tutorials, and personalized 1-on-1 support for learners of all skill levelsWhat sets Royalwise apart is their commitment to making learning fun and engaging. Their curriculum is infused with humor and entertainment, and their instructors are experts at simplifying complex topics for everyday learners.Royalwise also offers support for businesses, helping them optimize their technology and increase productivity. With a focus on assisting clients to find success and happiness through technology, Royalwise is a trusted resource for individuals and organizations alike.Apply to be a Guest on The Thoughtful Entrepreneur: https://go.upmyinfluence.com/podcast-guestLinks Mentioned in this Episode:Want to learn more? Check out Royalwise Solutions, Inc. website athttps://royalwise.comCheck out Royalwise Solutions, Inc. on LinkedIn athttps://www.linkedin.com/company/royalwise-solutions/Check out Royalwise Solutions, Inc. on Instagram athttps://www.instagram.com/royalwisesolutions/Check out Royalwise Solutions, Inc. on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/RoyalwiseSolutionsCheck out Royalwise Solutions, Inc. on Twitter at
In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks to the Principal Ally of Allies4me, Craig Andrews.Connecting with Craig Andrews can be a game-changer for businesses looking to optimize their online presence and sales process. As an experienced speaker, marketer, and writer, Craig specializes in assisting high-dollar, high-trust businesses to close deals more effectively. He emphasizes relationship-building and trust to forge meaningful connections with potential clients.By leveraging his Marine background, Craig instills discipline and strategy in sales processes, ensuring better results. His expertise in driving traffic, optimizing conversion rates, and nurturing leads using marketing automation can significantly improve your business's performance. By partnering with Craig, you gain access to his wealth of knowledge and tailored solutions, empowering your business to maximize its potential and achieve more tremendous success.About Craig Andrews: Craig is a renowned speaker, marketer, and writer who specializes in helping high-dollar, high-trust businesses close more deals with less effort. Drawing from his Marine background, he instills discipline and strategy into his client's sales processes.Craig's approach emphasizes building solid relationships and trust, leading to better connections with potential clients. His tailored solutions drive results, improve performance, and enable businesses to succeed more. With a focus on efficiency and client satisfaction, Craig Andrews is an ideal partner for businesses looking to streamline their sales and maximize their potential.About Allies4me: Allies4me is a marketing agency founded by Craig Andrews, specializing in driving and monetizing website traffic for businesses. They employ a systematic and scientific approach to tackle three core challenges: driving traffic through SEO, PPC, and email campaigns; optimizing conversion rates to encourage desired website actions; and nurturing leads using marketing automation for self-education during the buyer's journey. By allowing sales teams to focus on closing deals rather than qualifying leads, Allies4me boosts overall efficiency.As a certified HubSpot partner, they leverage the platform's tools, including landing pages, email, and marketing automation, to deliver optimal results and ensure client satisfaction.Apply to be a Guest on The Thoughtful Entrepreneur: https://go.upmyinfluence.com/podcast-guestLinks Mentioned in this Episode:Want to learn more? Check out Allies4me website athttps://allies4me.com/Check out Allies4me on LinkedIn athttps://www.linkedin.com/company/allies4me/Check out Allies4me on Twitter athttps://twitter.com/allies4meCheck out Craig Andrews on LinkedIn athttps://www.linkedin.com/in/craig-andrews/Check out Craig Andrews on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/CraigAndrewsMarketingDon’t forget to subscribe to The Thoughtful Entrepreneur and thank you for listening. Tune in next time!More from
In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks with Intuitive Business Consultant, Megan Camille.Megan has overcome adversity in every area of life and business, and yet, through it all, she was able to tap into an innate, skillset and relationship with her soul's power. She firmly believes that business is 80% energetics and 20% strategy. Her clients have gone on to leave their corporate careers and create successful multi -six figure businesses, add additional streams of income, and have their first million dollar years.About Megan Camille: Megan is a psychic and intuitive business consultant who has built her 7-figure and multi-6-figure businesses from scratch, relying solely on her intuition and inner guidance. As a single mother of 2 children with no college education, Megan understands firsthand the challenges of starting a business from the ground up while raising kids. At the age of 19, she was sex trafficked and prostituted, an experience that taught her about the harsh darkness of life but also the light of opportunity with business. Compelled by a fire to never settle for mediocrity, Megan used her innate intuition and psychic abilities to build a successful consulting business that empowers her clients to generate their next 6 to 7 figures while creating lives of sovereignty, joy, and abundance. She embodies her principles, having since founded her own happily ever after with her husband and five children.Apply to be a Guest on The Thoughtful Entrepreneur: https://go.upmyinfluence.com/podcast-guestLinks Mentioned in this Episode:Check out Megan Camille on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/themegancamilleazCheck out Megan Camille on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/themegancamille/Check out Megan Camille on Linktree at https://linktr.ee/themegancamilleDon’t forget to subscribe to The Thoughtful Entrepreneur and thank you for listening. Tune in next time!More from UpMyInfluence:We are actively booking guests for our The Thoughtful Entrepreneur. Schedule HERE.Are you a 6-figure consultant? I’ve got high-level intros for you. Learn more here.What is your #1 Lead Generation BLOCKER? Take my free quiz here.Want to learn more about all the podcasts managed by UpMyInfluence? Opt in here.
In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks to the Chief Executive Officer & Co Founder of GreenBanana SEO, Kevin Roy. The Future of SEO: How AI is Changing the Game As the world becomes increasingly digitized, it's no surprise that artificial intelligence is starting to play a bigger role in search engine optimization (SEO). In a recent podcast episode, Kevin Roy, CEO of Green Banana SEO, shared his insights into how AI is changing the game for SEO experts. According to Kevin, AI has the potential to revolutionize the way we approach SEO by making it more efficient and effective. However, he also acknowledges that there are some concerns about how search engines will process the massive amount of content being generated on a second-by-second basis. One of the biggest challenges with AI and SEO is ensuring that the content is still relevant and high quality. Kevin warns against simply cutting and pasting content from AI tools, as this could lead to low-quality content that doesn't resonate with users. Instead, he advises SEO experts to use AI to their advantage by analyzing data and identifying trends that can inform their content strategy. Despite the potential challenges, Kevin is excited about the possibilities that AI presents for the future of SEO. He predicts that savvy users may start turning to chatbots instead of Google search, which could take away some market share from search engines. This means that SEO experts will need to pay close attention to AI and adapt their strategies accordingly. Overall, the podcast episode highlights the importance of staying current with SEO updates and focusing on core principles like usability and relevance. As AI continues to evolve, it's clear that SEO experts will need to stay ahead of the game to ensure that their clients' websites rank well in search engine results pages. About Kevin Roy: Kevin is a dynamic leader renowned for developing growth strategies and new market entries. His diverse experience spans various sectors, including technology, finance, and biotech, where he has generated tens of millions in revenue. Recognized as transformative, Roy effectively increases profitability and innovatively solves complex problems. He has earned a reputation as a digital marketing pioneer in Boston over the last 15 years. His expertise encompasses marketing, branding, and advertising strategy, focusing on SEO, SEM, web analytics, and digital commerce in online and social media. About GreenBanana SEO: GreenBanana SEO is a versatile company that provides tailored SEO solutions to clients of all sizes, ranging from small businesses seeking local SEO campaigns to large corporations running national SEO campaigns. The company stands out for its unique "Pay Per Performance" model, offering genuine value and accountability. Their strategies aim to optimize clients' online presence and increase visibility, ensuring success in competitive digital landscapes. GreenBanana SEO's diverse clientele and successful track record demonstrate its adaptability and effectiveness in various market environments.   Apply to be a Guest on The Thoughtful Entrepreneur: https://go.upmyinfluence.com/podcast-guest   Links Mentioned in this Episode: Want to learn more? Check out GreenBanana SEO website at https://www.greenbananaseo.com/ Check out GreenBanana SEO on LinkedIn...
In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks to the President of Applied Brand Science, Ethan Decker. Connecting with Ethan Decker allows you to benefit from his expertise in applying scientific methodologies to branding and advertising. With a diverse background and a research-driven approach, Ethan can help you debunk common myths and misconceptions in the industry, leading to more effective brand strategies. By working with Ethan, you can access his insights on advertising effectiveness, brand growth, and cognitive psychology, which can transform your brand's performance. His experience in teaching and team building ensures your team acquires valuable skills and knowledge.About Ethan Decker: Ethan is a branding expert and educator who applies scientific methodologies to build and fix brands. With a diverse background in marketing, research, strategy, and ecology, he helps teams navigate the complexities of branding by debunking myths and misconceptions. Ethan is experienced in marketing and design, including market research, brand strategy, and presentation skills.As an international speaker, he has shared his insights on the science of marketing at events like SXSW and TED. His unique, research-driven approach sets him apart in the branding and advertising industry, making him a valuable resource for teams looking to create exceptional brands.About Applied Brand Science: Applied Brand Science is an innovative approach to brand growth and advertising, focusing on evidence-based strategies derived from cutting-edge research in advertising effectiveness, brand growth, and cognitive psychology. It aims to replace outdated and unproven marketing models, often hindering brand success.By distinguishing fact from fiction, Applied Brand Science provides insights into how advertising, creativity, and shopper behavior interact. This knowledge empowers marketers and their teams to make informed decisions and adopt more effective brand strategies. With Applied Brand Science, companies can revolutionize their brand growth and advertising approach, ensuring long-term success in an increasingly competitive market.Apply to be a Guest on The Thoughtful Entrepreneur: https://go.upmyinfluence.com/podcast-guestLinks Mentioned in this Episode:Want to learn more? Check out Applied Brand Science website athttps://appliedbrandscience.com/Check out Applied Brand Science on LinkedIn athttps://www.linkedin.com/company/appliedbrandscience/Check out Ethan Decker on LinkedIn athttps://www.linkedin.com/in/ehdecker/Check out Ethan Decker on Twitter athttps://twitter.com/ehdeckerDon’t forget to subscribe to The Thoughtful Entrepreneur and thank you for listening. Tune in next time!More from UpMyInfluence:We are actively booking guests for our The Thoughtful Entrepreneur. Schedule HERE.Are you a 6-figure consultant? I’ve got high-level intros for you.
In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks to the CEO of Maintenance Care, Dan Roberge.With his extensive experience as a successful President and CEO of a multi-million-dollar international corporation, Dan has the expertise to provide valuable insights into sales, marketing, and product development. He has demonstrated the ability to build and grow companies from the ground up, establishing budgets, creating marketing strategies, developing sales processes, and building a productive and growing enterprise.About Dan Roberge: Dan is a successful business executive who has worked as the President and CEO of a multi-million-dollar international corporation. He has extensive experience in sales, marketing, and product development, and has helped build a company from the ground up.Dan co-founded Gnxcor Inc., where he played a critical role in establishing the company's budget, marketing strategy, sales processes, and support protocols. He also helped develop a product tailored to the needs of the industry. He has managed timelines, budgets, and financial models and helped build a finance department to maintain a profitable balance sheet and cash flow.Dan has provided daily sales presentations to thousands of potential customers via web or in-person with business owners and C-Level executives.About Maintenance Care: Maintenance Care is a company that provides Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) for facility maintenance management. Their web-hosted facility maintenance software is designed to improve maintenance ROI through work order management, preventative maintenance scheduling, asset tracking, capital planning, and other features.By using Maintenance Care's CMMS, businesses can automate their maintenance management processes and provide timely information to staff, which can help improve efficiency and effectiveness when responding to maintenance requests. This can improve facility safety tracking data, equipment ROI, and customer/resident satisfaction.Tweetable Moments: 04:01 - “A software that keeps everybody accountable is a good way to go for that. Plus, it does a lot of things that are very specific to their job on a daily basis.”6:23 - “Typically, if they're in need of a software like ours and they're wanting to get one, we're a really good solution for people because of the price especially.”Apply to be a Guest on The Thoughtful Entrepreneur: https://go.upmyinfluence.com/podcast-guestLinks Mentioned in this Episode:Want to learn more? Check out Maintenance Care website athttps://www.maintenancecare.com/Check out Maintenance Care on LinkedIn athttps://www.linkedin.com/company/maintenance-care/Check out Maintenance Care on Twitter athttps://twitter.com/MaintenanceCareCheck out Maintenance Care on YouTube athttps://www.youtube.com/c/MaintenancecareCheck out Maintenance Care on Facebook at
In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks to the Founder & President of Digital Neighbor, Eric Ritter.Connecting with Eric Ritter offers valuable opportunities to learn and benefit from his SEO and digital marketing expertise. As a seasoned professional with a proven track record, Eric's guidance can be transformative for businesses looking to improve their online presence. His background in teaching Digital Media at the University of South Florida ensures he can effectively communicate complex concepts. By engaging with Eric, you can gain insights into sustainable SEO strategies that benefit your business and users.His experience with non-profit organizations showcases his commitment to community growth and social impact. Building a relationship with Eric Ritter enhances your digital marketing knowledge and connects you to a passionate professional dedicated to driving success.About Eric Ritter: When it comes to pairing companies and individuals with the proper SEO strategies, Eric Ritter is an aficionado. He teaches Digital Media at the University of South Florida after developing the course from scratch in 2010. Eric launched a modern agency, Digital Neighbor, in 2016 to provide top-shelf digital marketing for businesses of all shapes and sizes. He oversees a team of 13 & counting.Eric graduated from the University of Florida with a Master's of Advertising and a B.S. in Communications from the Florida Institute of Technology. He lives in sunny Tampa Bay, Florida, where he enjoys being outdoors with his son and active in his growing community. He employs his business acumen for a handful of non-profit organizations, such as the Tampa Jewish Community Centers, Frameworks of Tampa Bay, and the Jacob's Touch Foundation. Eric has dubbed himself the SEO Sommelier as a creative way to make search engine marketing more enjoyable. He is passionate about teaching sustainable SEO strategies that are a win-win for you and the searcher. About Digital Neighbor: Digital Neighbor, founded in 2016, is a full-service internet marketing agency focusing on SEO. Catering to clients in the U.S. and internationally, they offer various services, including Search Engine Optimization, Paid Media (PPC), social media management, local SEO, website development, and design.With a history of success, Digital Neighbor is committed to utilizing the latest industry trends and technologies to create innovative digital marketing solutions that drive growth. Clients can use a free consultation to explore how Digital Neighbor can elevate their business. Choose Digital Neighbor as your trusted partner for effective online marketing strategies.Apply to be a Guest on The Thoughtful Entrepreneur: https://go.upmyinfluence.com/podcast-guestLinks Mentioned in this Episode:Want to learn more? Check out Digital Neighbor website athttps://digitalneighbor.com/Check out Digital Neighbor on LinkedIn athttps://www.linkedin.com/company/digital-neighbor/Check out Digital Neighbor on Twitter athttps://twitter.com/digineighborCheck out Digital Neighbor on Facebook at
In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks with the Founder & CEO at Solar Staff, Pavel Shynkarenko.   Connecting with Pavel Shynkarenko, the Founder & CEO of Solar Staff, offers several benefits. As an experienced entrepreneur with over 20 years in financial and legal technologies, Pavel has a wealth of knowledge to share. He has successfully co-founded three companies, demonstrating his business development and innovation expertise. By connecting with Pavel, you can gain insights into his strategies for creating a barrier-free landscape for businesses and independent contractors. And as a speaker at major conferences,  he is well-connected within the fintech industry, which could open up networking opportunities and potential collaborations for you.   About Pavel Shynkarenko: Pavel is a highly experienced entrepreneur and the Founder & CEO of Solar Staff, an international fintech company dedicated to optimizing service deals between businesses and contractors. With over 20 years in financial and legal technologies, he has co-founded three successful companies to create a barrier-free landscape for businesses and independent contractors worldwide. Pavel has shared his expertise as a speaker at prestigious conferences like Web Summit, Digital Marketing Conference in Cologne, and Cebit in Hannover, showcasing his commitment to innovation and streamlined client-contractor relationships.   About Solar Staff: Solar Staff is an all-in-one platform streamlining service deals between companies and contractors worldwide. With a proven track record of assisting over 1300 companies across 47 countries, Solar Staff simplifies talent onboarding, task management, payouts, and documentation. They conduct global background checks and handle tax statuses for freelancers. Tasks can be created manually or automated via API, and payments are securely held until task completion. The platform also automatically accepts deeds and invoices while maintaining confidentiality for multi-client projects. Solar Staff guarantees data security, offers API integration, and operates globally, making it an essential tool for optimizing business interactions and ensuring seamless contractor management.   Tweetable Moments:  7:08 - “We're allowing agency owners to scale without having to do any of the back end work.” 8:52 - “The only stress in my life comes from client relationships. So I try to structure those relationships in a way where all expectations are set beforehand. They know exactly what's going to happen, how it's going to happen, and then I don't have to worry on the back end, and they're happy with what they're getting.”   Apply to be a Guest on The Thoughtful Entrepreneur: https://go.upmyinfluence.com/podcast-guest Links Mentioned in this Episode: Want to learn more? Check out Solar Staff website at https://solar-staff.com/ Check out Solar Staff on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/solarstaff/ Check out Solar Staff on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SolarStaff_en Check out Solar Staff on Facebook at a...
In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks to the Founder & CEO of AgencyBox, Dylan Vanas.Connecting with Dylan Vanas offers numerous benefits, particularly those looking to grow their brand or scale their marketing agency. As the founder of AgencyBox and Monopolize, Dylan has a wealth of experience and expertise in the marketing industry. You can access his proven strategies, insights, and innovative approaches to boost your online presence or agency growth by collaborating with him.Dylan's success with top global brands and personalities speaks to his ability to deliver results. Connecting with him opens the door to valuable networking opportunities and the chance to learn from a leading entrepreneur in the marketing field.About Dylan Vanas: Dylan is a skilled entrepreneur and marketing expert who founded two successful companies, AgencyBox and Monopolize. AgencyBox is a white-label platform for marketing agencies, offering tools and services to help them scale. Monopolize, on the other hand, is a marketing agency that works with top global brands and personalities to boost their online presence. Whether you're looking to grow your brand or scale your agency, Dylan Vanas can provide valuable support. To explore collaboration opportunities, you can visit his Linktree.About AgencyBox: AgencyBox is a white-label platform designed to help marketing agencies scale their businesses efficiently. The platform offers a comprehensive suite of tools and services, enabling agencies to focus on growth while streamlining operations. Some of AgencyBox's key features include project management, client onboarding, proposal generation, and invoicing. By automating routine tasks, agencies can save time and resources while providing exceptional client services.The platform is tailored to meet the needs of marketing agencies of all sizes, offering customizable solutions to support their unique requirements. AgencyBox aims to empower marketing professionals and help them succeed tremendously in the competitive industry.Tweetable Moments: 7:08 - “We're allowing agency owners to scale without having to do any of the back end work.”8:52 - “The only stress in my life comes from client relationships. So I try to structure those relationships in a way where all expectations are set beforehand. They know exactly what's going to happen, how it's going to happen, and then I don't have to worry on the back end, and they're happy with what they're getting.”Apply to be a Guest on The Thoughtful Entrepreneur: https://go.upmyinfluence.com/podcast-guestLinks Mentioned in this Episode:Want to learn more? Check out AgencyBox website athttps://agencybox.com/Check out AgencyBox on LinkedIn athttps://www.linkedin.com/company/myagencybox/Check out AgencyBox on Twitter athttps://twitter.com/agencybox_Check out AgencyBox on Instagram athttps://www.instagram.com/myagencybox/Check out AgencyBox on Facebook at
In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks with the Owner of Tax Goddess Business Services, PC, Shauna A. Wekherlien, CPA.Connecting with Shauna offers significant benefits, including expert tax advice and personalized strategies. Her extensive experience and innovative tax solutions have saved businesses and individuals millions of dollars. Shauna simplifies complex tax concepts using plain language, making it easier for clients to understand their tax situation. She provides customized solutions tailored to each client's unique goals, ensuring optimal financial outcomes.Shauna's scenario planning expertise helps clients make informed decisions, maximizing their business potential. By working with Shauna, you gain peace of mind knowing your tax matters are handled by a top professional, allowing you to focus on other aspects of your life or business. Her media recognition speaks to her credibility and success in the taxation field.About Shauna A Wekherlien: Shauna is a Certified Public Accountant (AZ) with a master’s degree in Taxation. She is ranked in the top 1% of the country's Tax Strategists (per AICTC). Before starting her own company, Shauna had gained experience and sharpened her skills working with leading corporations such as KPMG and American Express.With over 24+ years of experience in implementing innovative tax solutions, Shauna has continued to actively create tax strategies that, so far, have saved businesses and individuals to the tune of over $741 million.Her resourcefulness and mastery in her field have led her to be featured by numerous top broadcast media platforms such as Forbes, CNN Money, Daily Herald, Big News Network, Entrepreneur, CBS, FOX, ABC, Sonoran Living, The List, The Connect Show, The Arizona Republic and many more!About Tax Goddess Business Services, PC: Tax Goddess is a global team of 65+ specialists that uses plain language (not tax code) to help business owners, investors, and entrepreneurs create plans of action to increase the business owner’s bottom line, reduce costs, significantly reduce taxes, increase cash flow, and perform what-if scenario options so that owners know what decisions to make and which paths are best suited to their particular situation.Tweetable Moments: 2:19 - “The highest tax rate in the country is California at 63%.”10:18 - “The way I look at tax strategy, you have a chessboard, okay? And you have lots of little different pieces. The more options you have, the better it is, and the easier it is to play the game because you have 50 different ways to get the cat.”Apply to be a Guest on The Thoughtful Entrepreneur: https://go.upmyinfluence.com/podcast-guestLinks Mentioned in this Episode:Want to learn more? Check out Tax Goddess Business Services, PC website athttps://taxgoddess.com/Check out Tax Goddess Business Services, PC on LinkedIn athttps://www.linkedin.com/company/tax-goddess-business-services-pc/Check out Tax Goddess Business Services, PC on Twitter athttp://twitter.com/TaxGoddessCheck out Tax Goddess Business Services, PC on Instagram at
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District 7 Toastmasters

Jennifer was wonderful and friendly when interviewing District Seven Toastmasters for The Thoughtful Entrepreneur. This was the first time I had been on a podcast, and she made me feel very at ease.It was a great way to be able to talk about what Toastmasters is and our Spring Conference. It was a wonderful experience, especially right after going through the Podcast Guest Mini-Mastery Course.

Jun 2nd
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Josh

Thank you SO much for listening to our show!! 🤓. You are welcome to check out our other UpMyInfluence podcast, Authority Confidential https://bit.ly/2U5xMol and Josh’s other podcast, The SavingsAngel Show https://bit.ly/2tBe4oR

Feb 25th
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Carrie Caulfield Arick

Love this show!

Jun 30th
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