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Business Chop guests bring relevance, excitement and solutions to the entrepreneurial journey.  They speak of its challenges and rewards. Whether you are a startup, just earned your first $10,000 or $100,000 or your first $1 million or preparing for a merger or acquisition, our conversations will inspire, empower and offer you value for your time. Hear business professionals chop it up with tips, hacks, resources, stories of success and how they rise daily to the challenge of entrepreneurship. Learn more about marketing, management, employees, outsourcing, technology, pricing, intellectual property, succession planning, business law, mental health and more. Your host, Audrey Wiggins, is a 30 plus year entrepreneur, she understands the challenges. Connect with us on https://facebook.com/BusinessChop or send email to talk@businesschop.info #LetsChopItUp ~Audrey aka TechDiva. We appreciate your independent media support.

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Hello Chop Squad our guest today is Atiba de Souza the Content Superman and Organic Video Marketing Expert, and CEO of Client Attraction Pros. Atiba knows the Content Game is intense with third party data restrictions, new privacy laws and growing competition. So what is the answer to generating more leads? Nothing less than fresh, original, and engaging content. But who's got time to create content, much less launch it across every platform in the appropriate format? The answer? A customer-focused, tactical, technology-driven plan for radical content creation and repurposing that will land your content on Page 1 of Google.The interview focused on the importance of video content creation in today's business landscape. Atiba de Souza, an expert in SEO and video marketing, emphasized the need for businesses to create engaging and original content to stand out in a market with growing competition and 3rd party data restrictions. He stressed the importance of understanding the ideal customer and their pain points to generate questions to answer on camera. Audrey "Tech Diva" Wiggins agreed and noted the importance of authenticity in videos.Atiba provided valuable advice to Audrey on starting a successful video channel, emphasizing the importance of consistency in posting and not worrying about equipment when starting out. He also stressed the importance of networking and follow-up, providing a link to his LinkedIn profile and offering to help promote Audrey's show. The conversation ended with a brief discussion of their respective backgrounds and locations.Overall, the interview provided insights into the future of video marketing and the opportunities it presents for businesses to connect with customers. It emphasized the need for a customer-focused and technology-driven plan for content creation and repurposing to land on page one of Google. The interview also highlighted the importance of understanding marketing basics and focusing on the customer, cautioning against measuring success by views alone and emphasizing the need to generate customers.Connect with Atiba on LinkedIn by visiting meetatiba.comPlug into Client Attraction Pros' resources visit  clientattractionpros.comBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDesignrr Get Instant Transcripts from your Podcast, Video, or Webinar Riverside.fm Professional Remote Content Creation StudioAltogether Domains, Hosting and More Bringing your business online - domain names, web design, branded email, security, hosting and more.Digital Business Cards Let's speed up your follow up. Get a digital business card.Small Business Legal Services Your Small Business Legal Plan can help with any business legal matter.Get Quality Podcast Guests Now Keep your podcast schedule filled with quality guests from PodMatch.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showPlease Rate & ReviewVisit Altogether Marketing LLC
Mike Capuzzi, founder of Bite Sized Books, emphasized the importance of short, helpful books for business owners. He explained how being seen as a book author can give one a competitive edge and how Shooks can be a powerful marketing strategy. Capuzzi offered insights on how to tie products and services to books and shared a formula for creating effective Shooks. He also shared success stories of authors he has worked with and encouraged business owners to consider writing short books as part of their marketing strategy.Mike shared a success story of a client who was a mercury-free dentist and had written a book called "Are Your Teeth Toxic?" He found local businesses where his ideal readers would be, such as yoga studios, health food stores, and chiropractors' offices, and displayed his book with a free offer. In the first 30 days, he got three new patients worth thousands of dollars, proving the effectiveness of targeted marketing.Audrey and Mike also discussed the power of short books and being an author. Mike shared success stories of authors who have used his services to create short books and how it has helped them in their business. They also discussed the importance of serving the reader first and creating a book that will benefit them.Be sure to chicken this ink to receive Mike free materials: Mikecapuzzi.com/magicAre you ready to write and publish your 100-page book? Visit bitesizedbooks.comMike is also a podcast host. Visit his site here authorfactor.comBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDesignrr Get Instant Transcripts from your Podcast, Video, or Webinar Riverside.fm Professional Remote Content Creation StudioAltogether Domains, Hosting and More Bringing your business online - domain names, web design, branded email, security, hosting and more.Digital Business Cards Let's speed up your follow up. Get a digital business card.Small Business Legal Services Your Small Business Legal Plan can help with any business legal matter.Get Quality Podcast Guests Now Keep your podcast schedule filled with quality guests from PodMatch.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showPlease Rate & ReviewVisit Altogether Marketing LLC
Benjamin Friedman, President and Founder of Build, Scale, Grow, (2019) and Audrey Wiggins discussed the importance of open communication in keeping everyone aligned with company goals, with Benjamin stressing the need for founders and leaders to communicate often and set clear expectations to build confidence and trust within the team. Benjamin helps fast-growing startups to scale quickly and smartly by installing the right systems, metrics, and experts.  The conversation also covered the challenges and evolution of founders and businesses as they grow, with Benjamin sharing examples of micromanaging co-founders and successful e-commerce founders who learned to delegate and focus on processes. He emphasized the importance of self-awareness and stepping back to think about the business and seek advice from trusted advisors. Additionally, Benjamin discussed his handbook "Scale, Reach Your Peak," which is a comprehensive guide to help leaders grow and scale their businesses.Finally, the conversation highlighted the need for introverted leaders to find a balance between their strengths and weaknesses in order to succeed in business.GET THE HANDBOOK:  Based on over twenty years of experience and research, Scale: Reach Your Peak is a 500-page modular handbook with over 130 independent, quick-read articles covering various fundamentals, including leadership, growth, sales, marketing, operations, finance, and optimizing teams. Each topic takes five minutes to gain invaluable insights, best practices, practical options, and realistic exercises. https://webuildscalegrow.comBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDesignrr Get Instant Transcripts from your Podcast, Video, or Webinar Riverside.fm Professional Remote Content Creation StudioAltogether Domains, Hosting and More Bringing your business online - domain names, web design, branded email, security, hosting and more.Digital Business Cards Let's speed up your follow up. Get a digital business card.Small Business Legal Services Your Small Business Legal Plan can help with any business legal matter.Get Quality Podcast Guests Now Keep your podcast schedule filled with quality guests from PodMatch.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showPlease Rate & ReviewVisit Altogether Marketing LLC
Chop Squad our guest knows as an entrepreneur, you have enough on your plate. Managing accounting and finance shouldn’t be an added burden. “We bring a tailored mix of People, Process, and Technology to help you optimize performance and maximize growth,” says Jeff Rudner. Jeff is an accounting and finance expert with a passion for helping companies understand their own financial strategy. After graduating from the University of Florida, he launched his career in Audit at a Big 4 Accounting Firm where he developed key skills and knowledge to identify areas of improvement, build forecast models and support M&A transactions. He then moved on to become the CFO of a rapidly growing startup where he was able to bring his expertise and insight into building internal financial structure processes and supporting a nationwide rollout.The interview between Audrey Wiggins and Jeff Rudner focused on the importance of managing accounting and finance effectively. Jeff shared his passion for helping companies understand their own financial strategy and his experience as a CFO of a rapidly growing startup, Proseer. Proseer provides expert accounting, finance, and tax solutions to businesses, and Jeff inspires his clients to make informed decisions that strategically boost their bottom line. They also discussed the importance of understanding your business on a deeper level and making data-driven decisions. Know your numbers.Jeff advised the team to start with high-quality accounting to understand their business and begin the projection process. This is a crucial time for tax planning, as there are a few months left to take action to impact taxes positively. Jeff suggested some strategies for tax planning, such as bringing expenses into this year to reduce net income and deferring revenue into the beginning of next year if cash is not needed.Additionally, this is a crucial time for budgeting and forecasting, as it allows the team to determine if their plans for next year are feasible and make assumptions on how they will go. Jeff also highlighted a case study of how his team helped a professional services company improve their business performance.You can schedule an exploratory or discovery call with Proseer at proseer.co/contact/Be sure to download their helpful ebook at proseer.co/rules-ebookSupport the showPlease Rate & ReviewVisit Altogether Marketing LLC
Guest, Lauren St. George covered a range of topics related to creativity, innovation, and personal growth. Lauren delved into the topic of fear of change and how it can hold individuals back from reaching their goals. She emphasized that creativity is a muscle that can be built over time, and that there are natural ways we solve problems but also ways to circumvent or hack it.Lauren discussed the principles of creativity and innovation, including provocative thinking, deep listening, and having a "yes and" mindset. She emphasized the importance of asking the right questions and listening deeply to build better teams and serve clients more effectively. Lauren from What's Next shared stories of clients who overcame obstacles and found their next steps through coaching and creative thinking. She emphasized the importance of taking action and not waiting to pursue what you want in life.They also covered the benefits of group coaching for accountability, community, and perspective. Through sharing experiences and expertise, participants gain clarity and develop a plan to achieve their goals.To learn more about Lauren and What's Next visit answerwhatsnext.comBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDesignrr Get Instant Transcripts from your Podcast, Video, or Webinar Riverside.fm Professional Remote Content Creation StudioAltogether Domains, Hosting and More Bringing your business online - domain names, web design, branded email, security, hosting and more.Digital Business Cards Let's speed up your follow up. Get a digital business card.Small Business Legal Services Your Small Business Legal Plan can help with any business legal matter.Get Quality Podcast Guests Now Keep your podcast schedule filled with quality guests from PodMatch.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showPlease Rate & ReviewVisit Altogether Marketing LLC
Audrey interviewed Dave Van Beekum, the Co-Founder & Creator of Tweva, the world's first social TV network for small businesses and influencers. A digital marketing guru, startup enthusiast, and tech expert, Dave is a man of many talents. Despite being more of an introvert, Dave has been a driving force behind Tweva's success, working tirelessly on software development, databases, automation, 3D printing, robots, and AI. But it wasn't until recently, when one of his co-founders passed away, that Dave realized it was time to step out of his comfort zone and share his wealth of knowledge with others. Balancing the challenges of running a startup with a family, Dave is currently focused on securing a 2.2 million dollar investment for Tweva while simultaneously driving traction with local businesses on the platform. It's a tough balancing act, but Dave's passion for helping small businesses succeed is unwavering. When he's not revolutionizing the social TV space, Dave enjoys spending time with his wife and kids in sunny Florida. And if you can't find him there, chances are he's locked himself in his air-conditioned office, dreaming up new ways to change the world of digital marketing. They discussed the benefits of creating content for small businesses, including branding, and becoming community experts, and the barriers to entry, including self-judgment and lack of marketing capability. Tweva Inc. offers social media management services to help businesses get started in digital marketing.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDesignrr Get Instant Transcripts from your Podcast, Video, or Webinar Riverside.fm Professional Remote Content Creation StudioAltogether Domains, Hosting and More Bringing your business online - domain names, web design, branded email, security, hosting and more.Digital Business Cards Let's speed up your follow up. Get a digital business card.Small Business Legal Services Your Small Business Legal Plan can help with any business legal matter.Get Quality Podcast Guests Now Keep your podcast schedule filled with quality guests from PodMatch.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showPlease Rate & ReviewVisit Altogether Marketing LLC
Audrey Wiggins host of the Business Chop podcast and Shane Mishler, VP COO of SD Tech, discussed the importance of technology and partnerships in small business success. He emphasized the need for small businesses to invest in the right technology infrastructure, including hardware, software, and cybersecurity measures, to improve efficiency and maintain community trust. They also advised small business owners to seek out partnerships with individuals around them, including competitors, to build relationships and strengthen their community.Shane shared insights on SD Tech's success, attributing it to their focus on customer service and building relationships. He also discussed the importance of hiring employees who are invested in the company's vision and culture. Audrey and Shane brainstormed potential topics for discussion, including the work culture at SD Tech and the importance of the right IT system for business success. They also discussed the technical aspects of the interview, ensuring that the mic was working and the recording was set up correctly.Overall, the interview set the stage for a conversation that would focus on the challenges and tools that small businesses need to grow. Shane and Audrey provided valuable advice on technology infrastructure, partnerships, and communication skills in the tech industry. They emphasized the importance of investing in the right technology solutions and building strong relationships with individuals around them, including competitors, to create a well-oiled machine that runs smoothly and efficiently.Shane is the Chief Operating Officer for SD Tech and oversees the daily operations of the company. He partners with the owner to design and implement business strategies, plans, and processes. Shane is actively involved in all of the company’s investments, clients, strategic franchise partners, and expansion activities. During his tenure, the company’s revenue has more than tripled, and their active client list includes over 200 companies. Please contact him for a free consultation at https://www.sd-tech.net/Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDesignrr Get Instant Transcripts from your Podcast, Video, or Webinar Riverside.fm Professional Remote Content Creation StudioAltogether Domains, Hosting and More Bringing your business online - domain names, web design, branded email, security, hosting and more.Digital Business Cards Let's speed up your follow up. Get a digital business card.Small Business Legal Services Your Small Business Legal Plan can help with any business legal matter.Get Quality Podcast Guests Now Keep your podcast schedule filled with quality guests from PodMatch.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showPlease Rate & ReviewVisit Altogether Marketing LLC
In this episode featuring Kristen Hillman, founder and CEO of Viticula LLC, a boutique financial strategy and virtual CFO firm, she shared valuable insights on achieving seven-figure business success through financial strategies. Kristen's expertise, built on 25+ years of experience in accounting and finance, has empowered her to help service-based businesses accelerate their growth using her Financial Simplicity Framework.One of Kristen's key points was the importance of aligning personal goals with financial plans and strategies. She stressed that every business should understand essential financial metrics, adapting them to their specific objectives. She also highlighted the impact of subscriptions on business operations and the need for regular subscription reviews and adjustments.Kristen acknowledged the challenge of transitioning from an entrepreneur to a CEO and emphasized the significance of having a long-term vision. She recommended assembling a team of specialists and advisors to prevent burnout and exhaustion.A major theme of the interview was the mindset shift necessary to trust others and delegate tasks effectively. Kristen emphasized the importance of consciously stepping into the CEO role for long-term success. She also advised bringing in experts in areas such as legal, finance, and marketing to save both time and money. All these insights form the foundation of the Financial Strategy Secrets to Scale to a 7-Figure Business.BiographyKristen is the founder and CEO of Viticula LLC, a boutique financial strategy and virtual CFO firm that helps service-based businesses accelerate their dreams through her signature Financial Simplicity Framework. Kristen has 25+ years of accounting and finance experience leading private equity companies to success and now help values-driven small businesses maximize their profitability and sustainability.She’s passionate about helping female founders and CEOs accelerate their dreams and supplementing the world-class business coaching they're already receiving with critical financial strategy to ensure long-term growth and profitability. I'm the virtual CFO and Financial Adviser business coaches keep on speed dial to offer bespoke financial strategy that separates good programs from game-changing containers.Please visiBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDesignrr Get Instant Transcripts from your Podcast, Video, or Webinar Riverside.fm Professional Remote Content Creation StudioAltogether Domains, Hosting and More Bringing your business online - domain names, web design, branded email, security, hosting and more.Digital Business Cards Let's speed up your follow up. Get a digital business card.Small Business Legal Services Your Small Business Legal Plan can help with any business legal matter.Get Quality Podcast Guests Now Keep your podcast schedule filled with quality guests from PodMatch.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showPlease Rate & ReviewVisit Altogether Marketing LLC
Hello Chop Squad our guest is Beate Chelette is the Growth Architect and Founder of The Women’s Code and provides visionaries and leaders with strategies that grow your authority so that they can scale their impact. A first-generation immigrant who found herself $135,000 in debt as a single parent, Beate bootstrapped her passion for photography into a highly successful global business and eventually sold it to Bill Gates in a multimillion-dollar deal. She is amongst the “Top 100 Global Thought Leaders” by PeopleHum and “One of 50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs” by HuffPost. Recent clients include Amazon, Reckitt (the maker of Lysol), Chevron, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, the Women’s Legislative Caucus of California Cal State University Dominguez Hills, Shelter Inc., Mental Health First Aid and thousands of small businesses. Beate is the author of the #1 International Award-Winning Amazon Bestseller “Happy Woman Happy World – How to Go from Overwhelmed to Awesome”–a book that corporate trainer and best-selling author Brian Tracy calls “a handbook for every woman who wants health, success and a fulfilling career.”Here's your call to action:Find out what your #1 Business Growth Blocker is https://GrowthBlockerQuiz.comand Find Your Ideal Client In 15 Minutes  https://AirtightAvatar.com Look into your prospects mind and identify what your best client looks like in this done-with-you Action Guide from Growth Architect Beate Chelette.Also visit our parent company Altogether Marketing LLCBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDesignrr Get Instant Transcripts from your Podcast, Video, or Webinar Riverside.fm Professional Remote Content Creation StudioAltogether Domains, Hosting and More Bringing your business online - domain names, web design, branded email, security, hosting and more.Digital Business Cards Let's speed up your follow up. Get a digital business card.Small Business Legal Services Your Small Business Legal Plan can help with any business legal matter.Get Quality Podcast Guests Now Keep your podcast schedule filled with quality guests from PodMatch.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showPlease Rate & ReviewVisit Altogether Marketing LLC
During the chop, Nicky Billou, an international best-selling author and host of two podcasts, who specializes in helping entrepreneurs scale their businesses and become branded thought leaders, shared his personal journey and how it led him to become a champion for freedom and entrepreneurship. He emphasizes the importance of solving problems for people in order to create a successful business and encourages others to focus on this approach. Nicky and Audrey discuss the power of thought leadership and personal branding in business, and the importance of identifying past clients to find the ideal client.They both agree that solving level ten pain problems and creating a compelling personal brand through thought leadership are crucial for success in business. Nicky advises listeners to focus on positive input and connecting with others to activate profitable relationships. He shares a story of how he helped a woman save her family and emphasizes the importance of making a difference in people's lives.Nicky Billou is the #1 International Best Selling Author of the book: Finish Line Thinking(TM): How to Think and Win Like a Champion,  The Thought Leader’s Journey: A Fable of Life, and The Power Of Connecting: How To Activate Profitable Relationships By Serving Your Network. He is an in-demand and highly inspirational speaker to corporate audiences such as RBC, Lululemon, Royal LePage,  and TorStar Media. He is an advisor and confidante to some of the most successful and dynamic entrepreneurs in Canada. He is the founder of eCircle Academy (www.eCircleAcademy.com ) where he runs a yearlong Mastermind & Educational program working with Coaches, Consultants, Corporate Trainers, Clinic Owners, Realtors, Mortgage Brokers and other service-based Entrepreneurs, positioning them as authorities in their niche. He is the creator of the Thought Leader/Heart LeaderTM Designation.Contact Nicky at eCircleAcademy.com/appointment to receive his complimentary breakthrough call, so that you can get clear on why you are stuck in your business and develop a roadmap to get unstuck and move to the next level.  Contact Audrey at altogether.bizBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDesignrr Get Instant Transcripts from your Podcast, Video, or Webinar Riverside.fm Professional Remote Content Creation StudioAltogether Domains, Hosting and More Bringing your business online - domain names, web design, branded email, security, hosting and more.Digital Business Cards Let's speed up your follow up. Get a digital business card.Small Business Legal Services Your Small Business Legal Plan can help with any business legal matter.Get Quality Podcast Guests Now Keep your podcast schedule filled with quality guests from PodMatch.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showPlease Rate & ReviewVisit Altogether Marketing LLC
Hello Chop Squad. Are you ready to be inspired? Are you ready to fulfill your life’s purpose and walk in your greatness? Our guest this episode is Down Airhart Witte and she is certified to do just that. She is an Entrepreneur, author, international speaker and philanthropist. Dawn has a mission: to inspire people around the world to find their purpose and live it! She is a certified life coach and the founder of the Desire to Inspire Foundation, a non-profit organization that connects with communities around the world to break cycles of extreme poverty.We talked about the importance of sharing positive stories and inspiring others to make a difference. Dawn shared her philanthropic work in Africa and the impact it has had on her life. She encourages us to make a positive impact in the world and to start with small acts of kindness in our daily lives.More about Dawn - Dawn has also penned several books, including Be… which imparts an important message about perseverance, purpose and putting kindness out into the world. Though she’s involved in many projects, Dawn’s most proud of her role as a mom to two daughters. Nurturing their hearts and spirits drives a deep desire to do the same for children everywhere. And Dawn is doing exactly that through Desire to Inspire and purposeful trips around the world providing much-needed assistance in the form of clean water, education, clothing, food, books and love. It was after her first trip to Africa that Dawn fell in love with the community there and saw for the first time what she wanted her life’s work to be. Today the foundation is in the process of building two community centers that will combine real world training with transformational life coaching principles to help people discover and use their talents to support themselves, their families, and communities. Prior to following her passion to improve the world, Dawn held a number of leadership positions. She served as PTA President, NCL-LA Founder Chapter President, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), Big Sister, Public Works Commissioner for the City of La Canada Flintridge, and many others. She attended Cornell University and earned certification in Animal Assisted Therapies from Harcum College.Through each experience, she has learned a great deal about leadership and the importance of iGet Quality Podcast Guests Now Keep your podcast schedule filled with quality guests from PodMatch.Altogether Domains, Hosting and More Bringing your business online - domain names, web design, branded email, security, hosting and more.Digital Business Cards Let's speed up your follow up. Get a digital business card.Small Business Legal Services Your Small Business Legal Plan can help with any business legal matter.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDesignrr Get Instant Transcripts from your Podcast, Video, or Webinar Riverside.fm Professional Remote Content Creation StudioDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showPlease Rate & ReviewVisit Altogether Marketing LLC
The Business Chop welcomed Frank Mendoza. He covered various topics related to AI and its applications in business. Frank discussed common misconceptions about AI analytics and how to know if a company is ready for AI. Frank Mendoza is a highly respected and award-winning analytics leader with over 20 years of experience in Strategy, Customer Experience, and Data Science. He is the founder of Catalytics, a service company that helps Fortune 500 companies like Nike, Kelloggs, Keurig Dr Pepper, and Jim Beam to use data and AI to solve their toughest business challenges. Frank holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an Executive MBA from The University of Texas at Austin.Mendoza explained the difference between artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning, and discussed the practical considerations of incorporating AI into a business strategy. He also discussed the potential benefits and risks of using chatbots and private GPTs for businesses.Mendoza advised businesses to experiment with AI and start playing around with it, as it is a low-cost barrier to entry. He suggested that organizations should apply AI with intention and not just because it's a shiny object. They also delved into the challenges and limitations of generative AI, including the potential for bias in training data and the importance of considering privacy concerns. Is your business AI-ready? Schedule a free strategy session here:  https://calendly.com/fxmendoza/ai-readyWeb catalytics.AIGet Quality Podcast Guests Now Keep your podcast schedule filled with quality guests from PodMatch.Altogether Domains, Hosting and More Bringing your business online - domain names, web design, branded email, security, hosting and more.Digital Business Cards Let's speed up your follow up. Get a digital business card.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREESmall Business Legal Services Your Small Business Legal Plan can help with any business legal matter.Designrr Get Instant Transcripts from your Podcast, Video, or Webinar Riverside.fm Professional Remote Content Creation StudioDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showPlease Rate & ReviewVisit Altogether Marketing LLC
Tanisha Taylor is an author, life coach, inspirational speaker and entrepreneur who works with young adults to help them create the life they want with their finances, finding purpose in faith, happiness in family relationships, and achieving fulfillment in fitness and nutrition goals without the fear of failure. She coaches with passion, empowering her clients to attain a happy and productive life. With over 25+ years in the banking industry, Tanisha had the opportunity to help people make their financial dreams come true by advising them in saving money, earning money, paying off debt and planning for retirement. Her favorite client stories were in helping young adults to save money, pay off debt and purchase their first home. However, even after those many years of banking experience, she noticed that something was still missing. Tanisha believed that if she could do it for herself, why not help someone else reach their goals. She remembers saying to herself, I’m going to do this coaching business. She purchased books, created a name for her business and filed it with the State of Ohio, however, she was still stuck and didn’t know how to transition from employee to entrepreneur. She was afraid because she went to college and a career was her path. However, her biggest challenge was stepping out on faith and not quitting when things became hard. Tanisha had learned from her mom to work hard and not to quit. She knew having God and her (MOM) coach made reaching goals more attainable. That’s when she knew that it was now time to make the transition from employee to entrepreneur Tanisha’s former employer said of her, “When I think of your gift it really boils down to your passion and will to succeed…your talent is you’re an amazing listener. You pay attention to detail. Which in turn assists you in helping others in whatever it is they are looking to accomplish.”When not coaching, Tanisha can be found enjoying high impact cardio, strength training and spin classes for the ultimate wellness experience.To learn more abut how  can assist you visit her website: tanishataylorcoaching.comGet Quality Podcast Guests Now Keep your podcast schedule filled with quality guests from PodMatch.Altogether Domains, Hosting and More Bringing your business online - domain names, web design, branded email, security, hosting and more.Digital Business Cards Let's speed up your follow up. Get a digital business card.Small Business Legal Services Your Small Business Legal Plan can help with any business legal matter.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDesignrr Get Instant Transcripts from your Podcast, Video, or Webinar Riverside.fm Professional Remote Content Creation StudioDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showPlease Rate & ReviewVisit Altogether Marketing LLC
Brandon Neely, is an entrepreneur, Profit First and Bank On Yourself professional, and the co-host of Wealth Wisdom Financial Podcast with his wife Amanda Neely. They founded and managed Overflow Coffee Bar, LLC from 2008 through 2018. Now, they share their experiential knowledge through podcasting and developing personalized financial strategies for individuals and couples and profitability strategies for businesses. Business owners: Brandon and his wife have been in your shoes! Brandon Neely and Audrey Wiggins chopped it up on various topics related to business ownership, financial planning, and personal goals. Brandon discussed the challenges and lessons learned from starting and selling a coffee shop business, and the interconnectedness of financial planning, business ownership, and personal goals.Brandon stressed the importance of taking control of one's finances and making deliberate actions to achieve desired results. He introduced the Ten Ten Ten Savings Rule, which involves saving 10% of income in long-term, medium-term, and short-term accounts. They also talked about the importance of having a giving heart and mentioned that they give 10% of their income to God.They emphasized the need to make more income and lower expenses to increase wealth and the importance of taking care of oneself and having an emergency fund. Overall, the chop was informative and provided valuable insights into various aspects of business ownership and financial planning.Download their Special Report to help you SECURE your financial future outside a W-2 in 5 simple steps! Visit: https://www.wealthwisdomfp.com/reportBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDesignrr Get Instant Transcripts from your Podcast, Video, or Webinar Riverside.fm Professional Remote Content Creation StudioAltogether Domains, Hosting and More Bringing your business online - domain names, web design, branded email, security, hosting and more.Digital Business Cards Let's speed up your follow up. Get a digital business card.Small Business Legal Services Your Small Business Legal Plan can help with any business legal matter.Get Quality Podcast Guests Now Keep your podcast schedule filled with quality guests from PodMatch.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showPlease Rate & ReviewVisit Altogether Marketing LLC
Joe Rockey Jr. is a business coach, key note speaker, and owner of multiple companies. He helps people achieve their version of passionate success, including Elite Business Conversations and Elite Conversations syndicated TV Show. He’s had many victories in his life. When Joe was 25, he launched his first business from scratch and over a decade later she is strong and survived the pandemic. Since 2011, he has  launched over 15 different entities in multiple industries - to name a few: podcasting, business consulting, personal growth coaching, key note speaking, and real estate investment. He is the of Elite Business Conversations.During the Chop, Audrey and Joe discussed various topics related to business culture, innovation, and podcasting. They emphasized the importance of respecting the audience's time and delivering valuable content, and discussed their plans to release video content on YouTube to reach a wider audience. Joe suggested a new system of compensating hotel workers based on the quality of their work, which would incentivize workers to do high-quality work quickly and phase out those who cannot keep up.Joe also shared his insights on creating a positive company culture, including breaking down silos between departments to encourage collaboration and communication, and incentivizing employees to work together and rewarding them for their contributions to the company's success. He emphasized the importance of valuing people and creating an environment where everyone feels heard and valued. Audrey asked for advice on changing their company culture, and Joe shared four key elements that are essential for a successful company culture: a learning-based culture, practices based on justice, a culture of courage, and humility.In addition to their chop on business culture, Audrey and Joe also talked about their experiences with writing and publishing books, the effectiveness of LinkedIn marketing compared to email campaigns, and the importance of personalizing communication to break down barriers. Chop Squad visit: https://elitebusinessconversations.com/Elite Business Conversations provides three main services: keynote addresses, business coaching, and personal development. Our coaching methods are relationship based which results in our clients having better sales, cultures,Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDesignrr Get Instant Transcripts from your Podcast, Video, or Webinar Riverside.fm Professional Remote Content Creation StudioAltogether Domains, Hosting and More Bringing your business online - domain names, web design, branded email, security, hosting and more.Digital Business Cards Let's speed up your follow up. Get a digital business card.Small Business Legal Services Your Small Business Legal Plan can help with any business legal matter.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showPlease Rate & ReviewVisit Altogether Marketing LLC
Charles J Read is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), U.S Tax Court Practitioner (USTCP), member of Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC), and the CEO and Founder of GetPayroll. Mr. Read’s companies have provided full-service payroll services, payroll tax services, and other payroll-related services since 1991 as a Veteran owned business. He served in the Vietnam war. Charles is an accomplished senior executive and entrepreneur with more than fifty years of financial leadership experience in a broad range of industries and the author of four books with the most recent one being, The Payroll Book: A Guide for Small Businesses and Startups.During #TheChop Charles provided valuable insights into the top five tips for avoiding payroll penalties and dealing with the IRS. He also stressed the importance of having a timekeeping system in place to avoid disputes with employees over hours worked and having an employee handbook with clear policies and rules.Charles also discussed the challenges of enforcing dress codes and the importance of building a strong organizational culture based on trust and interpersonal communication. Charles shared his experience of creating a handbook for his company and the difficulties in enforcing certain rules. He also offered valuable advice for entrepreneurs to focus on the long-term goals.Overall, the Charles provided practical advice for small business owners looking to streamline their payroll processes and avoid common mistakes. Charles Read's expertise in payroll services and employee classification provided valuable insights into the complexities of payroll management. He also emphasized the importance of having a timekeeping system in place, having an employee handbook with clear policies and rules, and building a strong organizational culture based on trust and interpersonal communication. Charles recommended outsourcing payroll to solve immense problems and save money in the long run. Visit his website at https://getpayroll.com/ and get his book at www.thepayrollbook.com Enter discount code PODCAST for a free copy.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDesignrr Get Instant Transcripts from your Podcast, Video, or Webinar Riverside.fm Professional Remote Content Creation StudioAltogether Domains, Hosting and More Bringing your business online - domain names, web design, branded email, security, hosting and more.Digital Business Cards Let's speed up your follow up. Get a digital business card.Small Business Legal Services Your Small Business Legal Plan can help with any business legal matter.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showPlease Rate & ReviewVisit Altogether Marketing LLC
Brenden Kumarasamy, is the founder of Master Talk, a communication coaching service. Audrey and Brenden discussed the challenges faced by introverted individuals in the technology and other industries, and the importance of effective communication for success. Brenden shares his personal experience of overcoming his fear of communication through practical tips such as practicing the random word exercise and the question draw exercise. He also discuss the importance of creating an effective elevator speech and suggest booking 15 minutes in your calendar every day to work on improving your speaking skills. The conversation highlights the importance of taking action and practicing regularly to improve one's speaking skills.Brenden is the founder and CEO of MasterTalk, he coaches ambitious executives & entrepreneurs to become top 1% communicators in their industry. He also has a popular YouTube channel called MasterTalk, with the goal of providing free access to communication tools for everyone in the world.Visit Brenden at https://www.rockstarcommunicator.com/ and  Register for one of his hands on workshops! I did and it was amazing!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDesignrr Get Instant Transcripts from your Podcast, Video, or Webinar Riverside.fm Professional Remote Content Creation StudioAltogether Domains, Hosting and More Bringing your business online - domain names, web design, branded email, security, hosting and more.Digital Business Cards Let's speed up your follow up. Get a digital business card.Small Business Legal Services Your Small Business Legal Plan can help with any business legal matter.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showPlease Rate & ReviewVisit Altogether Marketing LLC
This episode we’re chopping it up with none other than James Bond. Well not from the movies. But he is a star in his industry. James I. Bond is one of America’s leading behavioral management and business marketing specialists - and is author of the multi-award-winning book, BRAIN GLUE - How to Sell Easier By Making Your Ideas "Sticky." For thirteen years, he ran one of Southern California’s leading behavioral management firms, working with a who’s who of American business. Early in his career, he ran an advertising agency in Montreal, working with a wide range of Fortune 500 and smaller firms. He is a past workshop chairman and sold-out workshop leader for the resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, has been a featured guest speaker at three Southern California universities, and has been a popular guest on a wide range of marketing and business podcasts. The chop between Audrey "Tech Diva" Wiggins and James I. Bond centered around the concept of emotional selling and the power of brain glue(tm) in marketing. Bond shared his experience of losing a campaign to an anti-drug ad that used emotional selling and how it inspired him to learn more about the concept. He explained that emotional selling is more effective than logic and gave examples of memorable phrases that stick in the brain. Bond also discussed the importance of a title in marketing and selling a product, and how a simple change can make a huge difference.The chop also touched on the use of alliteration and humor in branding to attract customers. Bond and Wiggins emphasized the importance of triggering the emotional side of the brain to lead to more sales and introduced the concept of brain glue(tm) tools. They discussed the importance of balancing logic and emotion in marketing decisions and how brain glue(tm) has been used throughout history to create memorable phrases. He shared stories about Marilyn Monroe and David Ogilvy, who both used asymmetry to stand out in their respective industries. CONNECT WITH JAMEShttp://BrainGlueBook.com/https://amzn.to/3Qj6z1nhttp://YesBrainGlueWorks.com/https://www.facebook.com/FasterBuyerhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesibond/Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDesignrr Get Instant Transcripts from your Podcast, Video, or Webinar Riverside.fm Professional Remote Content Creation StudioAltogether Domains, Hosting and More Bringing your business online - domain names, web design, branded email, security, hosting and more.Digital Business Cards Let's speed up your follow up. Get a digital business card.Small Business Legal Services Your Small Business Legal Plan can help with any business legal matter.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showPlease Rate & ReviewVisit Altogether Marketing LLC
Kamecha Boudreau is a fireball of energy and truth. Her story will inspire audiences of all ages who are ready to take action on their goals and dreams. While nutrition and fitness is her business, her purpose is to get us in the right mindset for success.What’s up Chop Squad? My guest this episode is Kamécha Boudreau.Let’s set the foundation. After dropping out of pre-med to chase her dreams she was faced with a whole new level of obstacles far beyond her imagination. Kamecha had been Training at the gym for a decade which lead her on a personal development journey that grew into an obsession. Kamecha’s entrepreneur experience started in her hometown of Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada when she was personal training. She asked one of my mentors how she could become better, he told her through learning the art of sales. this led Kamecha on a crazy experience across Canada, twice facing some of her deepest fears and confronting incredible challenges.Her story is about personal belief, persistence & overcoming. Her mission is to help others unlock this mindset & win in any endeavor. Connect with Kamecha on the following channels.Website https://primaltribe.wixsite.com/alpha Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kamechaboudreau/Facebook https://m.facebook.com/kamecha.boudreau.5/YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdXAAv3w6ZnrLh5O5K2sv-wEmail: Primaltribe@outlook.comBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDesignrr Get Instant Transcripts from your Podcast, Video, or Webinar Riverside.fm Professional Remote Content Creation StudioAltogether Domains, Hosting and More Bringing your business online - domain names, web design, branded email, security, hosting and more.Digital Business Cards Let's speed up your follow up. Get a digital business card.Small Business Legal Services Your Small Business Legal Plan can help with any business legal matter.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showPlease Rate & ReviewVisit Altogether Marketing LLC
Thomas Salazar Carter serves as a Business Attorney representing clients throughout the Inland Empire, San Gabriel & Pomona Valleys. Tom Carter began his legal career in Washington D.C. in 2007 before joining the Law Offices of Ronald T. Vera in Claremont as an Associate Attorney.  In 2011, Mr. Carter garnered the position of General Counsel to NationalLink, an industry leader located in Glendora, California. These positions served Tom well in providing respected professional legal experience in the Business arena.Mr. Carter successfully launched his own Business Law practice in 2014. Tom’s focus continues to be on Commercial Litigation, Business Transactions, Contracts, Franchises/Partnerships, Startups and more. He and his team deliver on doing their due diligence for their clients from mergers & acquisitions to buyouts and regulatory requirements. With his gained legal skills and business acumen, Tom Carter can effectively handle the duties of an “in-house” company attorney for any business. Mr. Carter is a member of the California State Bar, Washington State Bar and District of Columbia Bar associations.For daily business tips from Tom Carter, follow him on Instagram @tomthebusinesslawyer and clink on his linktr.ee to take legally secured business quiz. To work directly with Tom, visit tscarterlaw.com.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDesignrr Get Instant Transcripts from your Podcast, Video, or Webinar Riverside.fm Professional Remote Content Creation StudioAltogether Domains, Hosting and More Bringing your business online - domain names, web design, branded email, security, hosting and more.Digital Business Cards Let's speed up your follow up. Get a digital business card.Small Business Legal Services Your Small Business Legal Plan can help with any business legal matter.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showPlease Rate & ReviewVisit Altogether Marketing LLC
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