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Helping solopreneurs grow their businesses with tips and resources from the experiences of our successful solopreneur guests. Learn, grow and laugh with us. The show is sponsored by the International Association of Solopreneurs
http://www.solopreneurs.org

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Dec 9, 2011 Solo Talk
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Friday, December 9th at Noon EST Dr. Kamran Akbarzadeh joins Donna Amos to discuss his book Leadership Soup and how you can achieve productivity, profit, and prosperity.   Kamran Akbarzadeh, Ph.D., is a motivational and inspiring author, speaker, seminar leader, and coach. In 2009, with a vision to inspire others to live on purpose and lead on purpose, he founded Dream Achievers Academy.   Kamran believes that the world in general and organizations in particular are in desperate need of...
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Dec 2, 2011 Solo Talk
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Victor Kwegyir is the founder and CEO of VIKE INVEST (UK) LTD, a growing International Business Consultancy firm in London, UK. He holds a Masters degree (MSc in International Financial Systems) along with other qualifications.   The author of the recently released book The Business You Can Start—Spotting the Greatest Opportunities in the Economic Downturn, Victor speaks internationally at seminars, challenging and equipping people with the knowledge and practical tools in starting and...
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Nov 11, 2011 Solo Talk
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Friday November 11th at Noon EST: Author Phil Saylor joins host Donna Amos to discuss his newest book Retire To—Not From and how to properly prepare for retirement. Phil Saylor has worked for himself for over forty years. After studying Advertising at VCU, he started a painting and remodeling company. He moved to Atlanta in 1978 where he met his wife Anna. Phil and his wife built houses in the 90s and in 2002 Phil published his first fiction novel Dreamaire. In 2003 he founded Tuscan Stone...
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Nov 4, 2011 Solo Talk
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Friday November 4th at Noon EST Attorney Mark L. Donahey joins Donna Amos to discuss trademark law and the importance of selecting and protecting a strong brand.   Mark L. Donahey is an Associate Attorney with Erik M. Pelton & Associates, PLLC, an innovative intellectual property law firm in Falls Church, VA, serving small businesses and entrepreneurs throughout the United States since 1999. Mark advises clients on Federal trademark law. He has helped numerous clients register their brands...
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Oct 28, 2011 Solo Talk
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Friday October 28th at Noon EST: Consultant and speaker Christine Giri joins Donna Amos to discuss Capturing Time More Effectively!   Christine Giri founded Time Tamer Consulting with the belief that time spent effectively is not about Daytimers and Blackberries, but rather about combining focus with innovative systemsthat reflect the needs and direction of a business.   Learn the strategies for managing your Inbox, social media, your clients, your schedule, and creating the processes in your...
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Oct 21, 2011 Solo Talk
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Friday October 21st at Noon EST: Allen Jordan, Managing Partner of The FarPoint Alliance and online marketing expert, joins host Donna Amos to discuss search marketing.   Allen Jordan, Managing Partner of The FarPoint Alliance is an innovative, results-orientated marketing technology expert with more than twenty-five years of proven experience in creating and managing search marketing, social media marketing, and online reputation management strategies for clients wishing to increase their...
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Oct 14, 2011 Solo Talk
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Friday October 14th at Noon EST: Tony Hartl, founder of Planet Tan, joins Donna Amos to share his Rags to Riches entrepreneurial story. Tony Hartl graduated from Southern Illinois University and focused his business career goals in the fitness industry. Growing quickly, he became Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for a Health Club Chain. In 1995 he founded Planet Tan with three locations and a vision “to provide an affordable luxury where everybody can feel better about themselves."...
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Oct 7, 2011 Solo Talk
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Friday October 7th at Noon EST: Jube Dankworth, Founder of Net Media Consultants, joins Donna Amos to discuss social media and developing a following.   Having a natural talent for promoting, Jube Dankworth started her business, Net Media Consultants, helping other businesses get free ink, air and buzz in 2001. Her clients have been on O'Reilly, Beck, Hannity, PBS, MSNBC, FOX News, Dr. Dobson, and Phyllis Schlafly's radio shows. They have also been featured on radio and in newspapers and...
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Sep 30, 2011 Solo Talk
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Friday September 30th at Noon EST: Lee Wibberding joins Donna Amos to discuss his new book, Grow Your Own Economy—Seven Simple Principles to Create Extraordinary Value.   While working as a pastor of two churches in Alaska, Lee Wibberding caught the entrepreneur bug—and hasn’t recovered. He currently works for a nonprofit in the Pittsburgh (PA) area, helping low-income earners start and run their own business. He is the author of the new book, Grow Your Own Economy – Seven Simple...
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Sep 23, 2011 Solo Talk
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Friday September 23rd at Noon EST: David Klein, Founder of Jelly Belly Jelly Beans, Joins Host Donna Amos to Share His Adventures and Lessons Learned in Life and Business David Klein, founder of Jelly Belly jelly beans, is featured in a new documentary titled Candyman. Candyman tells the amazing true story of Klein, an eccentric candy inventor from LA, who in 1976 had a once-in-a-lifetime epiphany and came up with the concept of Jelly Belly jelly beans. These colorful beans came in numerous...
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Sep 16, 2011 Solo Talk
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Deanna Lohnes is the owner of Parlance Media, LLC. Deanna helps solopreneurs who are passionate to learn how to market their businesses. Before clients start working with her, they are often struggling, not knowing what actions to take and afraid of being seen. Deanna helps them overcome these issues by teaching them to make decisions and to feel comfortable being noticed, which helps them to be able to take action.   Deanna will discuss brand differentiation and selling your “why.” In her...
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Sep 9, 2011 Solo Talk
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Friday September 9th at Noon EST: Former Adviser to George W. Bush, Business Expert, and TV Media Coordinator Kereakos Zuras joins host Donna Amos to discuss how to attract, convert, leverage, and retain customers for life in today’s challenging economy using no-cost income-producing systems and strategies you can apply to your business today.   Kereakos has twenty-five years of acquisition, operation, sales and marketing experience owning and successfully operating his own businesses at a...
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Sep 2, 2011 Solo Talk
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Victor Kwegyir is the founder and CEO of VIKE INVEST (UK) LTD, a growing International Business Consultancy firm in London, UK. He holds a Masters degree (MSc in International Financial Systems) along with other qualifications.   The author of the recently released book The Business You Can Start—Spotting the Greatest Opportunities in the Economic Downturn, Victor speaks internationally at seminars, challenging and equipping people with the knowledge and practical tools in starting and...
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Aug 26, 2011 Solo Talk
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Friday August 26th at Noon EST: Marie Dubuque joins host Donna Amos to share tips for approaching social interactions with confidence! Marie Dubuque is a Certified Life Coach, author, and an expert in social interaction. As the host of a popular advice channel on YouTube, Marie helps viewers learn to approach any situation with confidence and ease. Her simple steps can help you walk into even the most stressful environment and wow them! Marie says, “It's vitally important to say and do the...
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Aug 19, 2011 Solo Talk
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Friday August 19th Noon EST: Patrick Schwerdtfeger joins Donna Amos to share his views on social media as an effective marketing channel.   Patrick Schwerdtfeger is the author of Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed and is a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV. He has spoken about Modern Entrepreneurship, Online Branding, and the Social Media Revolution at conferences and business events around the world.   Patrick’s other books include Webify Your Business – Internet Marketing Secrets...
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Aug 12, 2011 Solo Talk
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Friday August 12 Noon EST: Erik Vonk joins host Donna Amos to discuss his comprehensive business support service specifically designed for the Solopreneur.   Erik Vonk is the founder &CEO of Back of The House (BOTH), a unique one-stop shop for self-incorporation and end-to-end back office support for solopreneurs. Erik is a successful serial entrepreneur, an expert in the field of work, and author of Don’t  Get A Job, Get a Life, in which he reinvents the way WORK works. He is the...
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Aug 5, 2011 Solo Talk
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Originally from South Africa, Michael Friedlander is an international business attorney who has lived in Los Angeles for over thirty years. He is also a former CEO of an international music company and CEO of an international architectural design company.   Michael has recently written Detecting the Scam: Nelson Mandela's Gift. In the book, he has used Nelson Mandela's inspirational "Gift" to help us detect scams, become better negotiators and people, and refine our common sense.  ...
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Jul 29, 2011 Solo Talk
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A recent breast cancer survivor, Brenda Jones hated having to wear hideous hospital gowns and decided to make her own. Feeling that she needed to wear something LOUDER than cancer, she wanted something warm, comfortable, fun, and colorful. A friend taught her to sew and together they made the first Hug Wrap, and when she wore it, she turned heads in the hospital! Brenda started making Hug Wraps for other patients and to date has made over 400 wraps, mailing them all over the US, Canada,...
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Jul 22, 2011 Solo Talk
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What is the most common mistake solopreneurs make when it comes to finance? Find out!   Nicole Fende is President and Chief Numbers Whisperer of the Small Business Finance Forum, and the driving force behind Rock Your Profits 2011. Ms. Fende is a credentialed actuary with experience as a former Chief Financial Officer, Investment Banker, and successful entrepreneur. She is the host of SmallBizFinance on BlogTalkRadio, with a listenership of 5,000 and growing. Her forthcoming book, How to be a...
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Jul 15, 2011 Solo Talk
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Known as the Secret Publicist, Jean Newell is a successful entrepreneur/inventor and the author of How to Turn Your Pink Slip into a Red Hot Business. She has effectively self-marketed her products to online stores, gift catalogs, retail chains, and QVC. She is a speaker and trainer with the Women's Business Centers and the Florida Small Business Development Center as well as a mentor with NASA’s entrepreneurial training program. Jean and her products have been featured in major media outlets...
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Jul 8, 2011 Solo Talk
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For over 25 years Jeffrey Fox has been helping clients grow revenues and increase gross margins. He is the founder of Fox and Company, a management consulting firm that shows clients how to dollarize their value proposition to overcome the price objection and to shorten the sales cycle. Jeff has written 11 best-selling business books that have been translated into over 30 languages.   Jeff will discuss how bad times might actually be good times, what leaders should be doing in tough economic...
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Jul 1, 2011 Solo Talk
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Dr. Carolyn Edwards is a professor, author, and consultant with the goal of using her life to help others live successfully. Dr. Edwards holds a PhD in Management and serves as a coach, author and adjunct professor teaching graduate business/management. She is a consultant, trainer, educator, speaker and writer. Her call is to educate for life and business management using delivery methods that are educational, creative, efficient, effective, fun, and sustaining. She has over 18 years of...
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Jun 24, 2011 Solo Talk
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Kenneth Darryl Brown is President and CEO of eWeb2Sales&Profits, a sales, profit, and business development company that shows companies how to leverage the Web to increase sales and improve profitability.  eWeb2Sales specializes in business success systems, leadership, sales, and communication. Specifically, eWeb2Sales helps B2B companies in the following ways: 1) Creating a comprehensive sales and profit system by improving cash flow, controlling costs and reducing expenses, converting...
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Jun 17, 2011 Solo Talk
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Once a skeptic and now an outspoken proponent of LinkedIn, seasoned businessman and “LinkedIn Guru” Wayne Breitbarth is passionate about helping business professionals harness the immense power of this leading-edge tool.   As a nationally recognized speaker, Wayne has trained more than 10,000 people across the country on using LinkedIn. He shares his passion for social media with others through private business consulting as well as dynamic presentations to local and national audiences.  ...
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Jun 3, 2011 Solo Talk
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Sandra Holtzman, President and Founder of Holtzman Communications, is an award-winning creative director and marketing strategist. She has over 20 years of expertise in marketing life sciences and other high technologies as well as business-to-business, international, non-profit, and consumer marketing including the launch of the Acura car. In the solopreneur space, she has recently created a Web site for a Rabbi who does destination and interfaith weddings—in less than a year after his Web...
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May 27, 2011 Solo Talk
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Harris Glasser is the owner and founder of Serving The People Press, LLC and the author of It’s My Money & I Want It!   At the age of 28, Harris was seeking a balance of a material life with that of a spiritual life and serving others. After a successful run in the construction business, he started an indoor farming business and distributed Alfalfa Sprouts (Kinfolk Sprouts) in New York. Using his business sense, within two weeks he had captured almost every health food store in the...
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May 20, 2011 Solo Talk
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We are finally coming off of a defeating recession leaving many entrepreneurs empty handed. Use these times to your advantage by learning and teaching in return to help those coming up behind you.    Implementing this simple strategy automatically puts you in the leadership position attracting far more attention from your preferred audiences. Elinor Stutz used this principle as she began her sales career, after the dotcom bust at the start of her entrepreneurship, and now again by having...
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May 13, 2011 Solo Talk
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As a three-time author and with thirty years of experience running a business and consulting with business owners, Harlan Goerger provides insights which lead to positive change and outcomes for others. Over the past decade, Harlan has dedicated himself to the study of influence and persuasion and how it impacts outcomes in sales and leadership. This has provided his clients growth in the 400% range as well as growing his own business in the process.   Harlan is the co-author of Bypassing No...
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May 6, 2011 Solo Talk
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Are you tired of working harder to find new clients while getting paid less? Do you hate talking to prospects about money? Are you stumped by what to say when a client balks at your price? Do you wish you could find a way to quote your rate and get it without the prospect batting an eye? Do want a proven way to attract referral partners who will gladly do the pre-selling for you?   Rodney Washington, Creative Marketing Strategist & Consultant for Creative Professionals, joins us to share...
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Apr 29, 2011 Solo Talk
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With more than 25 years of expertise in marketing and promotion, founder and CEO Linda Miller, who has worked in Manhattan and lived in the Hamptons for(ever), understands firsthand how to create visibility and develop successful marketing programs.   The result: Hamptons Creative Group, a boutique marketing agency helping businesses attract their ideal clients.   A veteran of investment banking, fashion, and publishing, Linda possesses the business savvy and creative inspiration that propels...
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Apr 22, 2011 Solo Talk
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Jane Fleck’s background has been in feature films and television, where she has earned hundreds of writing, producing, and editing credits. She has been able to apply her skills learned there in creating Club Pony Pals (www.clubponypals.com), an online social game based on the best-selling “Pony Pals” series.   Those Scholastic books sold 15 million copies worldwide and are moving, human stories in which girls are kind, smart, resourceful, and independent.   The Pony Pals game and...
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Apr 1, 2011 Solo Talk
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William McKnight is the President of McKnight Consulting Group and the author of "90 Days to Success in Consulting." William and his teams have been a key part of numerous end client successes. His clients include numerous companies in the Fortune 50, and his team's implementations have won Best Practices awards. William is also a popular speaker who has given numerous keynote presentations at major conferences internationally and has given over 175 public seminars and webinars....
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Mar 25, 2011 Solo Talk
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Richard Norris is the author of “Hoof it! 7 Key Lessons on Your Journey of Success.” His purpose is to bring transformation to people’s lives so that they are living to fulfill their purpose whether at work, rest, or play. From a veterinarian delivering calves and doing eyelid surgery on leopards, to an army officer responsible for security and animal welfare, to a post-grad student in internal medicine and an MBA, to unemployed, to an award-winning business coach and business development...
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Mar 18, 2011 Solo Talk
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Holli Hume has been a top sales representative in the fashion industry for over twenty-five years. She has helped companies grow to millions of dollars annually, selling to Fortune 500 department store chains nationwide. Her passion has been studying personal growth and professional development for over twenty-five years. She has been affiliated with Coach University and the International Coaching Federation for over fifteen years. She is also working on her Master’s Degree in Spiritual...
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Mar 11, 2011 Solo Talk
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Kevin Cullis is a former US Air Force officer, self-described business geek, and the owner of MacStartup.com, a startup business and Mac coaching firm. He has his Masters Degree in Administration as well as 12 years of experience selling both Macs and PCs to businesses. He loves helping entrepreneurs and small business owners integrate, utilize, and optimize the use of their Mac in their marketing, sales, and business management processes. In 2004, Kevin Cullis was looking for an outlet for his...
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Mar 4, 2011 Solo Talk
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Sheryl Schuff will share valuable tax tips for solopreneurs for the current tax filing season. Join our listening audience as Sheryl helps bring clarity to this area that is often confusing for many solopreneurs. Sheryl is a CPA who’s been in private practice since 1976, specializing in startup consulting. She particularly enjoys helping Baby Boomer women discover ways to use their skills and interests to create both part-time and full-time online businesses and passive income streams. She...
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Feb 25, 2011 Solo Talk
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Trish Bishop started her working career at the age of 13, and literally fell into her corporate career with one of the first Internet Service Providers in Canada. She then moved on to design, develop and implement global enterprise learning solutions for Fortune 500 organizations—all with no University education or formal Project Management training. She became passionate about understanding why some people were so good at what they did regardless of their level of education. Years of...
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Paula Gregorowicz is the owner of The Paula G. Company and is known as the Intuitive Intelligence™ Coach. She helps women business owners and professionals make wiser decisions with ease so confidence becomes a natural byproduct (not something you have to struggle with). As a result you no longer have to feel like you are in a restricted situation searching for a way out. Instead you get to experience the freedom and results that naturally flow from the process of Life Alchemy™ which is all...
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Feb 11, 2011 Solo Talk
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Jan Murphy founded Women Who Barter in May, 2010 and within 8 months grew the membership to over one hundred members. Women Who Barter is an online women’s business directory and networking association that has gained a national following. Jan has thirty years of sales and sales management experience in B2B sales. She takes this knowledge and experience and shares it with her members through free training seminars and webinars. Jan will share about the differences between women- and men-owned...
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Feb 4, 2011 Solo Talk
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Donna Hedley is a writer, IT Trainer and publisher based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She is the founder of Sassy Sunflower Books (www.SassySunflowerBooks.com ), which publishes many kinds of books, including fiction, poetry, reference and self-help resources. Through Sassy, Donna published her own book, Strategies for Happiness: How to Achieve Your Happiness Potential, a collection of strategies she compiled to help others live happier, healthier lives through gratitude, forgiveness, personal...
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Stefanie Frank is a white paper specialist, a recovering attorney, and triathlete. She knows what it's like to have to write a lot to market your business, including the joys and stresses that can infiltrate the writing process. Through her 14+ years of experience writing persuasive legal briefs and value laden white papers, Stefanie has created Initiative Based Writing, an intuitive process that gets to the heart of her clients' Unique Business Initiatives. Stefanie teaches entrepreneurs how...
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Jan 21, 2011 Solo Talk
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WebsitesGiveBack is a mother/daughter Web design business which markets niche web design for the truly small business owner. Founders Linda Saker and Elena Patrice help small businesses by providing complete Web site packages with no monthly fees or contract for a flat rate of $499. WGB also supports charitable causes by donating $100 of the cost of each of Web site, on behalf of their customers, to a charity of their customer’s choice. Donations are not bundled and WGB receives no...
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Jan 14, 2011 Solo Talk
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Alice McCall, a former successful corporate executive, followed her heart and is pursuing her passion—helping others to heal naturally. She works with the entire mind, body, spirit spectrum and her specialty is serious diseases. Her popular book “Wellness Wisdom” is a reference book for natural health and healing, and was inspired by her own successful self-healing journey with breast cancer. Alice holds an MBA, a BS in Psychology, and is a Certified Hypnotherapist. For more information...
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Jan 7, 2011 Solo Talk
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Nick Carter is the founder and president of AddressTwo, a simple CRM software for small businesses. He speaks around the Midwest on entrepreneurship and small business marketing, and will be releasing his first book in February, “Unfunded,” on how to start a business without Round-A capital fundraising. Nick will talk with us about the principal of starting a business without funding and the often overlooked downsides to taking on investors. Connect with Nick: www.gounfunded.com (launching...
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Dec 31, 2010 Solo Talk
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Rick Goodfriend is author of “I Hear You, But...” that consists of over 100 communication tips and a CD “Creating Extraordinary Customer Relationships”. The tips come from weekly tips for World Empathy Day participants that he founded 4 years ago. He found that, using these simple skills, he developed trust, cooperation and connection with customers in minutes, instead of hours. Rick has been teaching proactive communication skills for more than a decade. Successfully mediating an...
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Dec 17, 2010 Solo Talk
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Lisa Smith is a Certified Master Hypnotherapist, Mindset Coach, EFT Level 1 and NLP Practitioner. Lisa has trained with well-known success experts such as Jack Canfield and Tony Robbins. She has mixed her experience with her education in marketing and psychology and her training in human performance improvement techniques, and coaching, and sprinkled in her own keys for building a successful business. She now helps small business owners and solopreneurs successfully utilize the "3 Master...