Episode 24 - Jason Dukes talks having the Big Conversation with YOURSELF

February 20, 2017
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Jason Dukes - Business Success CoachIn this episode Shakira Brown a.k.a The Small Biz Whisperer once again sits down with Jason Dukes, business success coach and founder of Captain’s Chair Coaching. He is a regular contributor to BlackEnterprise.com and leads a monthly Meet-Up networking consortium in New Jersey titled, “Vision Filled North Jersey – Entrepreneurs and Visionaries.”

Jason is at the forefront of helping business leaders in a myriad of industries and stages of development move their businesses forward by getting beyond their own excuses to deliver results. In this interview, Jason shares the importance at taking a look at how you think by explaining why it is important to push pass personal roadblocks and starting to have the BIG CONVERSATION with yourself. Learn what he means and why you should be doing it every day – yes, every day.

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SHOW NOTES:

Reach out to Jason Dukes - www.captains-chair.com, Twitter @BeYourCaptain and Facebook- BeYourCaptain

Be a guest on Moment Masters Show - email podcast@momentmasters.com 

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Episode 23 - Back to Basics Marketing with VistaPrint Digital’s Sarah Matista

February 19, 2017
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Sarah Matista with VistaPrint DigitalIn this episode Shakira Brown a.k.a The Small Biz Whisperer gets down to the basics of marketing with Sarah Matista Marketing Communications Manager for VistaPrint Digital. Over the past 10 years, Sarah has had the opportunity to communicate on behalf of companies large and small in various industries and now leads brand messaging and content marketing for VistaPrint’s digital services division.

Sarah also spends much of her time interacting with small business owners about what will help them reach their intended audiences more successfully. Sarah shares her insights on how to cut through the clutter of small business marketing and to just keep it simple. Details on the importance of high quality website and branding pepper the conversation. Hear Sarah’s tips and advice on how to move your marketing forward.

 

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Show Notes:

Learn more about VistaPrint Digital Services at vistaprint.com/digital 

Follow Sarah Matista on Twitter @SarahMatista 

 

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Episode 22 - Filling a Void with Your Business Idea with Michael Shapiro, CEO of TapInto.net

February 16, 2017
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Michael Shapiro, CEO-TapInto.netIn this episode, show host, Shakira M. Brown a.k.a The Small Biz Whisperer, interviews Michael Shapiro is the CEO and Publisher of TAPinto.net, a network of more than 60 independently owned and operated online HYPER local newspapers in New Jersey and New York with over 5.2M readers.

Michael is a pioneer of the hyper local news genre. He shares how he recognized an opportunity to fill a avoid with his simple business idea to create a website that would focus on his small New Jersey town during a time when traditional local news outlets were folding. Filling a void with your business idea is probably one of the best ways to be positioned for growth and success. Hear Michael’s story of how his idea began to compete with a major tech giant in this modern media and gain valuable insights on how you can do the same.

Shakira M. Brown is also the CEO of SMB Strategic Media LLC a public relations and branding firm (www.pradviser.net).

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MEET MICHAEL SHAPIRO IN PERSON

For even more small business mastery tips attend Growth & Success Con 2017,where you can meet and learn from Shakira in-person along with 20 other business gurus will share their expert advice to run more profitable business to 100 entrepreneurs like you. It takes place March 21, 2017 for more details visit, http://growthsuccesscon.com for agenda details and location.

SHOW NOTES:

If you are interested in starting your own TapInto franchise get in touch with www.starttap.net or reach out to Michael directly via his mobile 908-370-1158 mshapiro[at]tapinto.net  

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Episode 21 - Power of Connection to Create Results in Business and Life with Leadership Coach Alan S. Cohen

January 31, 2017
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In this episode of the Moment Masters Show – show host Shakira M. Brown (The Small Biz Whisperer) chats about mastering personal connections with Alan Samuel Cohen who is a career catalyst, business accelerator and Coach Provocateur.

This episode is shares smart ways to take your business connections and relationships to the next level. Alan really knows his stuff and makes leadership and connections his life’s mission. If you want to go beyond the handshake and business card exchange to create connections that spawn opportunity, then check out this episode.

If you like what Alan has to say, you have the opportunity to meet him in person at Growth & Success Con 2017 on March 21, 2017 in New Jersey. Alan is among 20 business experts locked in to share their small business growth and success expertise. Don’t Miss it - Register now at growthsuccesscon.com

Note: There were some audio issues with this episode but it is still fantastic.

 

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For even more small business mastery tips attend Growth & Success Con 2017,where you can meet and learn from Shakira in-person along with 20 other business gurus will share their expert advice to run more profitable business to 100 entrepreneurs like you. It takes place March 21, 2017 for more details visit, http://growthsuccesscon.com for agenda details and location.

Show Notes

To pick up Alan's books, request a free consultation or to access his free e-book visit his website at http://www.alansamuelcohen.com/

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Episode 20 - Mastering Personal Productivity with Bill Walton - Moment Masters Show Small Business Podcast

January 29, 2017
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People who manage to get a lot accomplished each day aren't superhuman, they've just mastered a few simple habits. Some may be easy to guess: Keep your desk organized and aim for around eight hours of sleep a night.

In this episode, Moment Masters Show Host Shakira M. Brown a.k.a. Small Biz Whisperer interviews Bill Walton, President of Bill Walton Sales Training, a national authority on client acquisition, who provides helpful strategies to help you rethink productivity in a way that will provide you with not only more efficiency but also a better sales strategy. Now who wouldn’t want that? Bill Walton is also one of 20 panelists locked in to participate in Growth & Success Con 2017, the small business conference designed by small business owners for small business owners taking place on March 21, 2017 in New Jersey. For registration and details visit growthsuccesscon.com.

Check out these Websites: http://growthsuccesscon.com and http://pradviser.net 

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For even more small business mastery tips attend Growth & Success Con 2017,where you can meet and learn from Shakira in-person along with 20 other business gurus will share their expert advice to run more profitable business to 100 entrepreneurs like you. It takes place March 21, 2017 for more details visit, http://growthsuccesscon.com for agenda details and location.

Show Notes

Check out Bill Walton Sales Traing blog - http://www.billwaltonsalestraining.com/blog

Find him on Linkeding: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bill-walton-sales-training

Bill's Linkedin Client Acquisition Group - https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8587976/profile

 

Episode 19 Tips for Turning Your Side Hustle into A Real Full-Time Business

January 24, 2017
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In this episode, Shakira M. Brown, The Small Biz Whisperer shares her personal journey to entrepreneurship and along the way provides some insights into the best way to transition from employee to employer. If you are running a successful side hustle and have the urge to make it full time, then listen to this episode filled with the dos and don’ts of moving forward with your business and avoiding some of the mistakes often made in the beginning.

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For even more small business mastery tips attend Growth & Success Con 2017,where you can meet and learn from Shakira in-person along with 20 other business gurus will share their expert advice to run more profitable business to 100 entrepreneurs like you. It takes place March 21, 2017 for more details visit, http://growthsuccesscon.com for agenda details and location.

Episode 18 The American Dream Dead or Alive with Author Gary Sirak

January 12, 2017
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In this episode, The Small Biz Whisperer interview Gary Sirak, the author of "The American Dream Revisited: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Results" for him the American dream is a deeply personal topic. While it’s true it was a serendipitous conversation at a coffee shop that led him to write his book, the ideas and beliefs of it have been with him for his entire life. Sirak is also the CEO of Sirak Financial Services in Canton, Ohio, which was founded by his father, Stan, 60 years ago.

So is The American Dream merely a myth of a promise of greatness or is it actually obtainable? Listen to the episode to hear our perspective.

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For even more small business mastery tips attend Growth & Success Con 2017,where you can meet and learn from Shakira in-person along with 20 other business gurus will share their expert advice to run more profitable business to 100 entrepreneurs like you. It takes place March 21, 2017 for more details visit, http://growthsuccesscon.com for agenda details and location.
 
Show Notes:
Pick up a copy of Gary's Book "The American Dream Revisited: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Results" at... www.GarySirak.com You can also purchase it on amazon.com, bn.com and booksamillion.com
 

Episode 17 Demystifying the Self Publishing Book Hustle to Establish Your Brand (Freda Thomas)

January 2, 2017
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These Entrepreneurs NYCIn this episode The Small Biz Whisperer aka Shakira Brown helps demystify the self- publishing book hustle with the help of business expert and author Freda Thomas. One of the pieces of advice she shares with entrepreneurs is that your expertise is one of your most valuable assets. Thought leadership – sharing your expertise as a leader in your field- is an ideal way to position yourself as an expert in the marketplace. Joining me on the show to help shed light on how to self-publish your first book is Freda Thomas, CEO of Freda Thomas Consulting. She’s a serial entrepreneur, holds an MBA from Baruch College in New York City and has 20 plus years of experience as a business coach/advisor. She is also the author of These Entrepreneurs NYC and Starting Your Own Business available at her website at consultflt.com.

Listen to this episode to learn what you need to easily and effectively embark on publishing your own book to brand yourself as an expert in your field to get more leads and prospects.

Check out these Websites: http://growthsuccesscon.comhttp://smallbizwhisperer.com and http://pradviser.net 

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For even more small business mastery tips attend Growth & Success Con 2017,where you can meet and learn from Shakira in-person along with 20 other business gurus will share their expert advice to run more profitable business to 100 entrepreneurs like you. It takes place March 21, 2017 for more details visit, http://growthsuccesscon.com for agenda details and location.
 

Show Notes:

Freda mention many different resources during this episode here are some of them:

Self Publishing ResourcesRecord Content for your book at FreeConferenceCallHD.com

Upload Audio for Transcription - https://transcribe.wreally.com/login

On-Demand Book Printingwww.printpapa.com 

On-Demand Book PrintingLulu.com

Contact Freda Thomas at 718-938-2164, or info@consultflt.com

For more of Freda Thomas’ Self-Publishing Tips Check out: “ 10 Easy Steps to Self Publishing” https://momentmasters.podbean.com/mf/web/f5cyaa/Easy_Steps_to-Self-Publishing-FredaThomas-Consuslting.pdf

 

 

Episode 16 Do You Want to Be In Business Or Out of Business

December 17, 2016
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In this episode of the Moment Masters Show, Shakira M. Brown aka The Small Biz Whisperer tackles the concept of taking your business seriously by delegating the things that other people should be doing. Learn why trying to save money by doing everything yourself is detrimental to your ongoing success. Find out why every small business owner should be asking themselves this question: "Do You Want to Be In Business Or Out of Business?"

Listen to this episode if you know that your business needs to grow, but you personally get in the way of that growth by making excuses and finding reasons why you shouldn't do something. You know who you are.

For more episodes visit, http://momentmasters.com

Websites: http://growthsuccesscon.comhttp://smallbizwhisperer.com and http://pradviser.net 

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For even more small business mastery tips attend Growth & Success Con 2017,where you can meet and learn from Shakira in-person along with 20 other business gurus will share their expert advice to run more profitable business to 100 entrepreneurs like you. It takes place March 21, 2017 for more details visit, http://growthsuccesscon.com for agenda details and location.

Episode 15 Success Strategies for Launching A New Business

December 9, 2016
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In this episode, The Small Biz Whisperer tackles one of the most important part of start-up entrepreneurship - launching your business for success. This episode focuses on inspiring small business owners -- those who are considering opening a business sometime in the near future to help them – or YOU ---understand exactly what's necessary to have in place before the lights are flipped on for the first time or you hang the shingle out front. For more great tips check out growthsuccesscon.com

Websites: http://growthsuccesscon.comhttp://smallbizwhisperer.com and http://pradviser.net 

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For even more small business mastery tips attend Growth & Success Con 2017,where you can meet and learn from Shakira in-person along with 20 other business gurus will share their expert advice to run more profitable business to 100 entrepreneurs like you. It takes place March 21, 2017 for more details visit, http://growthsuccesscon.com for agenda details and location.