Episode 42 - Now is Your New Next with Randi Levin

August 29, 2018
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MMS_42_Levin_Square.jpgIn this episode Shakira Brown a.k.a The Small Biz Whisperer invites back transitional life strategist Randi Levin for another inspiring mindset conversation. Levin is a nationally recognized transitional life strategist, author, keynote, and reinvention influencer and founder & CEO, Randi Levin Coaching. Her core belief is that we each have the choice and the power to carve out and curate our own legacy based on embracing and understanding our ongoing evolution.

Leading with today is the #1 most powerful tool you have for successfully and mindfully managing your life! This simple mindset tweak shifts your outlook, defines your energy, and impacts your ability to curate the happiness, success, and legacy you seek in business and in life. Levin says, “Anyone can mindfully use TODAY as a catalyst to balancing and rebalancing their life and connect to what you want and take some action on how to live the life you’ve always wanted.”

In this episode you will be inspired to look at your life in order to make the right choice to carve out exactly what you want your legacy to be in real time.

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Show Notes

Connect with Randi Levin

http://randilevincoaching.com 

Email her at randi@randilevincoaching.com 

Connect with Randi on Social

Twitter https://twitter.com/randilevincoach

  

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Moment Masters Episode 41 - How To Grow Your Business Faster Episode 41 with Louis Gudem

July 17, 2018
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MMS_GUDEMA_EPISODE_41_instagram-photo.jpgIn this episode of the Moment Masters Show, Shakira M. Brown, a.k.a. “The Small Biz Whisperer” welcomes back marketing expert and now published author Louis Gudema, founder of revenue + associates to the show. Gudema has released a more than 350 page, full color book titled, “Bullseye Marketing: How to Grow Your Business Faster” now available on Amazon https://amzn.to/2zFrV3o . During his chat with The Small Biz Whisperer, Gudema provides a sneak peek of what you will find in his book. He also shares strategy and tactics for effective marketing.

If you are dying to learn the actionable marketing steps you can implement today with very little money, Louis Gudema has you covered!

Gudema says,” Many marketers, and non-marketing executives, are so focused on spreading the word about their great offerings that without realizing it they do this in reverse order. They start with programs in the outer circle like social media, content marketing (blogging, videos, speeches, etc.) and display advertising — which usually are among the slowest and most-expensive ways to generate new business — and they miss the great opportunities that are right under their noses. And because they do this backward they all too often have poor initial results and soon give up, saying, “We knew it: marketing doesn’t work for us.”

Louis Gudema is no novice at marketing strategy. Through his consulting firm helps companies from MIT startups and small businesses to the Fortune 500 increase their revenue by focusing on the fastest, least expensive and most cost-effective programs to get more leads and sales. Louis speaks frequently on marketing and business at regional and national events, and has written for such leading business sites as The Harvard Business Review, MarketingProfs, Chiefmartec, TechTarget, VentureBeat, Content Marketing Institute, and HubSpot. Louis also chats with The Small Biz Whisperer about being an upcoming speaker during Growth & Success Con 2018 Virtual Small Business Conference where he will share even more marketing insights.

 

Check out this episode to learn how you can optimize your business marketing strategy affordably AND effectively, plus discover some of the low hanging fruit marketing opportunities you have been missing.

Show Notes 

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GET LOUIS' BOOK  

Buy Louis’ book -- on AMAZON – "Bullseye Marketing: How to Grow Your Business Faster https://amzn.to/2zFrV3o 

Learn more Louis Gudema at http://louisgudema.com/

Check out his consulting firm http://revenueassociates.biz/ 

Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@LouisGudema 

 

Listen to the Moment Masters Show to be inspired to make the changes necessary to become a Functional Entrepreneurtm to grow the business YOU really want.

 

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Episode 40 - The Man with a 1000 Voices Tony Daniels

June 29, 2018
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MMS_Daniels40_instagram-photo.jpgIn this episode of The Moment Masters Show, Shakira M. Brown, a.k.a. “The Small Biz Whisperer” speaks with her friend, voiceover and acting extraordinaire Tony Daniels. Daniels for the greater part of the last 30 years has made a business out of acting both in front of and behind the camera. With beginnings in radio and YES as one of the first television Video Jockeys “VJ” BEFORE MTV, today he is a highly sought after actor who has voiced more than 1,000 characters for commercials, video games, television shows and movies. From Kellogg’s Tony the Tiger to major brand commercials for Ford, GM, Bud Light, BMW and so many more, you have likely heard one of his manyy engaging voices. He also recently acted on HBO’s popular show “High Maintenance” and worked Whoopi Goldberg. Besides being an amazing actor –he is also a great guy who brings a level of congeniality to everything he does which has helped him maneuver through the world of entertainment.

Check out my very enjoyable conversation with Tony Daniels as he shares stories of MASTERING MOMENTS as well as his wit and insights on how to treat your entertainment abilities as a business and cultivating relationships that can reap long-term rewards (personal and financial). Also find out how we met and became friends.

 

SHOW NOTES

Learn more about working with Tony Daniels http://tonydaniels.com/

Be Entertained by his voices on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/tonydanielsvoices

Follow him on Twitter: @cartoonvoices 

FOLLOW-UP SHOWNOTES

Listen to this episode to be inspired to make the changes necessary to become a Functional Entrepreneurtm to grow the business YOU really want.

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Episode 39 - William Hung Unlikely American Idol to International Sensation and Back

January 24, 2018
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MMS_William_Hung-instagram-post.jpgIn this episode Shakira Brown a.k.a The Small Biz Whisperer goes in depth with the “star” one of American Idol’s most infamous auditions. Hung took a leap of faith and stood on line for hours to sing his favorite song “She Bangs” in front of the judges for a chance to make it to Hollywood. He didn’t have the pipes to be invited for the big stage, but his bold and comical audition catapulted him to stardom in a different way.

Hung, who famously said he had no regrets and tried his best after being panned by snarky Simon Cowell, ultimately turned sour lemons into lemonade. He became and international sensation getting paid to perform in his personal style of singing. He rode the typical 15 minutes of fame wave for FOUR years, but when the calls stopped coming in his star faded.

Today, Hung is on a path to reinvention and he joined me on the Moment Masters Show with update and advice for anyone who has trouble taking risks.

In Hung’s words, “If you keep believing in yourself you can become unique, you can become one of a kind and make the impact you are always looking for.”

Listen to this entertaining and inspiring Moment Masters Show interview with William Hung for a new way of thinking about Hung and perhaps even yourself.

Listen to this episode to be inspired to make the changes necessary to become a Functional Entrepreneurtm to grow the business YOU really want.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

Check out William Hung's website at http://www.willhung.com/

Email him: william@willhung.net

Follow Him on Social: 

FB: https://www.facebook.com/wh532/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wh53

Instagram: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLQ9CY0bOg4uF3uQmYy-mlg

 

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Episode 38 - Changing Your Ways By Facing Your Faults (Fortune Cookie Episode)

January 1, 2018
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MMS_38_Fortune_Cookie_INSTA.jpgIn this special “Fortune Cookie” episode of the Moment Masters Show Shakira Brown a.k.a The Small Biz Whisperer tackles the prickly subject of small business owners owning up to their constant dysfunction.

The theme of the episode is based on a fortune message she discovered in her fortune cookie stating, “Not to alter one’s faults is to be a faulty indeed.”

The Small Biz Whisperers fortune cookie conjured up thoughts about why many small businesses fail and how often the failure of entrepreneurs to right their faults block their success.

Shakira shares three stories of small business owners so stuck in their faulty ways that it prevents them from getting the results that they truly desire and desperately need to stay afloat.

During the episode she unpacks how many business owners make the unofficial definition of insanity said to be “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result” all too true.

This episode clearly highlights how small business leaders struggle because they are ineffective at getting out of their own way and as a result lose an incredible amount of money, profit and opportunity which sometimes leads the businesses to close for good.

Most importantly, in this episode small business owners LIKE YOU will be able to see how failing to implement a strategy around any aspect of your business will never yield the results you want.

Shakira Brown, The Small Biz Whisperer tells it like it is, “If you feel like you can do everything you’re wrong. If you feel like you will survive the first three years of your business by doing everything yourself to save money you’re wrong. Everybody needs to invest in their business and hire people who are great at what THEY do. Find a budget to do it.”

Listen to this episode to be inspired to make the changes necessary to become a Functional Entrepreneurtm to grow the business YOU really want.

 

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Episode 37 - Experience IS the Future of Storytelling (FoST FEST 2017 Wrap-Up)

October 30, 2017
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MMS_Episode_37_instagram.jpgIn this episode Shakira Brown a.k.a The Small Biz Whisperer is on location at the Future of Storytelling Festival (FoST FEST), which took place October 6-8 2017 at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Staten Island, NY. In it’s debut year, FoST FEST launched as the world’s first immersive storytelling expo open to the public. FoST FEST celebrates the changing nature of the audience from passive consumers of media to active participants in our stories. It featured a broad range of interactive technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and participatory activities including immersive theatre and live action role playing games. 

The Small Biz Whisperer interviewed many of the content creators and captured sound from talks and experiences through the festival including: 

Academy Award-Winning Director, Producer, Writer Steven Soderbergh shares insights about his HBO user interactive project “Mosaic.”

Alexander Mejia , CEO human interact provides an overview of his company and hes VR/AI game “Starship Commander.” 

Hooke Audio Founder Anthony Mattana ttalks about his latest invention 3D sound device the Hooke Verse 

Ryan Moss – Storytelling and Brand Strategy, Cortana Microsoft

Jocelyn Scheirer (producer), Ken Perlin (executive producer) and Kris Layng (Production Designer) creators of Holojam in Wonderland

UNLTD CO-Founder and CEO John Hamilton producer of “Suite 1742”

Tessa Ratuszynska, multimedia artist involved with the creation of the two person, VR experience about intimacy called “In My Shoes.” 

Andrew Peters, Creative Director - The Brand Experience 

This is a jammed pack super-sized edition of the Moment Masters Show and by the end of it you will have learned great details about how technology will continue revolutionize how you tell your business story. 

Need to clarify your message or personal brand? Sign-Up for a free consultation for a limited time -https://calendly.com/shakira/30-minute-2018-branding-chat

Learn more about how to hire Shakira to help you with your business or to speak at your next event: http://shakirabrown.com

Click here to check out Shakira's Hot List of Business Productivity tools and resources 

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Show Notes

 

Mosaic – Official Site: http://www.watchmosaic.com

Check out the trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km_u51OE3VA 

Starship Commander – Visit Human-interact.com the trailer and sign up for updates. Follow Alexander Mejia on Twitter @alexander_mejia  

Hooke Audio - Check them out on all major social via @HookeAudio

Learn more and buy one at https://hookeaudio.com

Microsoft – Learn more about the future of artificial intelligence visit Microsoft.ai and learn more about Hololens mixed reality technology at Microsoft.com/hololens 

Kris Layng - Holojam in Wonderland

 

Holojam in Wonderland - Find out more info email the team at: Holojamwonderland@gmail.comCheck out the VR experience info -- http://frl.nyu.edu/wonderland/ 

(pictured - Kris Layng - creative director)

 

In My Shoes --- JaneGauntlett.com/in-my-shoes-intimacy 

UNLTD - Suite 1742 (John Lennon & Yoko Ono Virtual Bed-in-for-Peace Experience) – Check out the trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hKl-_iIthc&feature=youtu.be

Notes and Keys - Learn more http://www.columbia.edu/cu/notesandkeys/

 

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Episode 36 - Better, Faster, Cheaper Marketing with Louis Gudema

October 13, 2017
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MMS_Louis_Gudema_facebook-post.jpgIn this episode Shakira M. Brown a.k.a The Small Biz Whisperer chats with Louis Gudema seasoned marketing expert on how small businesses can have “Better, Faster and Cheaper” Marketing. Gudema ids the president, of revenue + associates a marketing agency based in Massachusetts. During this insightful discussion Gudema applies his years of experience working with companies of all sizes to explain just how entrepreneurs should approach their marketing strategy.Gudema shares the three-step process for building a successful small business marketing program and his viewpoints on social media marketing for lead generation. 

In commenting on his own experience as an entrepreneur Gudema says he has always allocated 10 percent of his company budget toward marketing to reach his goals, “When you look across a myriad of industries marketing done well has a huge return on investment. And that’s how companies can grow faster.” 

Gudema who has worked with virtually every kind of organization, from small non-profits to MIT startups to the Fortune 10 also shares details about his proprietary Bullseye Marketing Framework which offers a method for small- and mid-sized companies to grow as quickly and inexpensively as possible.

Show Notes

Need to clarify your message or personal brand? Sign-Up for Private Brand Coaching for Your Small Business with Shakira M. Brown The Small Biz Whisperer 

Learn more about how to hire Shakira to help you with your business or to speak at your next event: http://shakirabrown.com

Click here to check out Shakira's Hot List of Business Productivity tools and resources 

Follow Me on Twitter: @SmallBizWhisper

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Check Out Louis Gudema 

Websitewww.revenueassociates.biz

Email: Louis@revenueassociates.biz

TwitterL @LouisGudema

 

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Episode 35 How to Fear LESS with Randi Levin (Strategies for Success)

September 5, 2017
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Randi Levin Talks Fear on Moment Masters PodcastIn this episode Shakira Brown a.k.a The Small Biz Whisperer speaks with transitional life strategist Randi Levin. Randi Levin is a nationally recognized transitional life strategist, author, keynote, and reinvention influencer and founder & CEO, Randi Levin Coaching. Her core belief is that we each have the choice and the power to carve out and curate our own legacy based on embracing and understanding our ongoing evolution. Utilizing a “what’s next mindset,” Levin applies her Signature GPS Coaching System incorporating growth, purpose, and success to empower women to pivot and refresh their lives; becoming a legend in them.

Levin says it’s important to stop listening to other people’s limiting beliefs and at some point” listen to our heart and mind and take some action on how we want to show up.”

Levin shares her insights on how anyone can FEAR LESS by focusing on what you really want and to have an understanding of how you are going to get there. Levin encourages envisioning where you want to be vs. spending time fearing what happens when you get there. In this episode you will learn how to avoid fear of success and how to take bigger actions to achieve what you want. We had a powerful conversation, plus Levin generously provides some free downloads for you further your capability of fearing less.

Show Notes

Need to clarify your message or personal brand? Sign-Up for Private Brand Coaching for Your Small Business with Shakira M. Brown The Small Biz Whisperer

Learn more about how to hire Shakira to help you with your business or to speak at your next event: http://shakirabrown.com

Follow Me on Twitter: @SmallBizWhisper

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Connect with Randi Levin

http://randilevincoaching.com 

Don't forget to download your free audio of her fear workshop

http://randilevincoaching.com/download-free-audio/

Go to her home page to check out the Reinvention Summit collection workshops available for $79. Check out those audios available to help pivot and change your life.

 

Have questions for her? Email her at randi@randilevincoaching.com 

 

 

 

Episode 34 -The Accidental Author with Entrepreneur, Scholar Roy Huff

July 28, 2017
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MMS_Roy_Huff_FB.jpgIn this episode Shakira Brown a.k.a The Small Biz Whisperer speaks with life hacker entrepreneur and accidental author Roy Huff. Roy has an inspiring story. After graduating high school a year early, he moved to Hawaii at the age of seventeen with only $100 in his pocket to start a new life to escape the cycle of poverty in his family. He has since become a very successful author and has earned five degrees in four different disciplines spanning liberal arts, history, education, and geoscience. He has worked on projects such as NASA's GOES-R Proving Ground and has co-authored peer-reviewed research, which has graced the cover of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS).

Roy is no stranger to the rewards of hardwork and knows that it is a means to an end,"A person could buy into their own hype and think that the reason they have done well up to a certain point is because they are intelligent, have good genes or whatever. But the simple truth is it comes down to deliberate practice and the amount of effort they can put in to doing something."

Today, Roy is committed to promoting education, applied science, individuality, creativity, and above all, hope. He grew up on the East Coast, but has lived in Hawaii for more than half his life where he currently resides and creates new worlds with the stroke of his pen.

Listen to this episode to learn a bit about his journey and also hear about what’s in his self-help book, Think Smart, Not Hard, which shares some of the strategies he has learned to achieve success and happiness. Be inspired by Roy's story of perseverance and ingenuity to break free of any personal roadblocks you may be facing.

Show Notes

Need to clarify your message or personal brand? Sign-Up for Private Brand Coaching for Your Small Business with Shakira M. Brown The Small Biz Whisperer

Learn more about how to hire Shakira to help you with your business: http://shakirabrown.com

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Buy Roy’s Books

Think Smart Not Hard: 52 Key Principles to Success and Happiness by Roy Huff

Everville Box of Set of 3 - by Roy Huff

 

Other Books Roy Mentioned

The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber - if you have not read this book, well you need to now  (via Amazon.com)

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell 

Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

Start with Why by Simon Sinek

Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers by Tim Ferriss

 

Connect with Roy

Links: Website http://royhuff.net

Instragram @owensageblog

Twitter @evervillefans

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Roy-Huff-214605332007995/ 

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/evervillefans ; 

 

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Episode 33 - Entrepreneurs Summit 2017 Leading Small Business Experts Wrap-Up Show

July 9, 2017
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MMS_33__BE_wrap_facebook-post.jpgThe official Moment Masters One Year Anniversary episode! Shakira Brown a.k.a The Small Biz Whisperer shares interviews with celebrities and business gurus that she gathered in May 2017 while attending the Entrepreneur’s Summit in Houston hosted by Black Enterprise (BE) magazine. Shakira was there as an BE contributor and a member of invited press.

Shakira brings you some of the top speakers from this annual event which was jammed packed with star power, enlightening panels, and multiple breakout sessions that empowered attendees with the tools and knowledge to take their businesses to the next level. In this episode you will hear from:

Brandon Andrews (@brandontalks), Senior Consultant with Value Partnerships who works on Casting for Shark Tank and Steve Harvey’s Funderdome. Hear my interview with Brandon to for a few tips on how to prepare to be on business competition shows.

 Melinda Emerson a.k.a. The Small Biz Lady (@SmallBizLady) who shared “A good idea is still a good idea three weeks from now, you need to do some research to see if there is a market for your idea.”

Lisa Ascolese a.k.a. The Inventress (who shared when it comes to taking your invention to market that “It is very important to have access to capital because as you know NOTHING is for free”

Ramon Ray (@ramonray)  Entrepreneur , journalist and founder of Smart Hustle magazine shares that one key component to personal branding that is good for any business is happiness “Too many people do not exude with happiness”

This episode also includes excerpts from Ray’s BE Summit presentation on personal branding that you definitely don’t want to miss.

Plus, listen to the end for a BONUS interview with a well-known celebrity entrepreneur who is also a FIVE-time Grammy award winning songtress that you don’t want to miss.

Whether you are running a business now or planning to this episode has solid advice that you can follow at any stage.

 

Show Notes

Need to clarify your message or personal brand? Sign-Up for Private Brand Coaching for Your Small Business with Shakira M. Brown The Small Biz Whisperer

Check out this Websites: http://njprexpert.com

Follow Me on Twitter: @SmallBizWhisper

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Connect with Moment Masters Show Guests:

Ramon Ray

Bio - http://www.ramonray.com/about-ramon 

Smart Hustle Magazine www.smarthustle.com and www.smarthustlecommunity.com

YourSizzleVideo.com – 60-90 second video production for small business blogs for only $149 – Check it out!

Twitter @RamonRay 

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Lisa Ascolese – The Inventress

Bio - https://www.aowie.com/about-aowie 

Check out her website at www.Inventingatoz.com 

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Melinda Emerson

Bio -  http://succeedasyourownboss.com/about/ 

SmallBizlady.com – Check out her blog!

Twitter and Facebook @smallbizlady

 Check out Melinda's books - 

Brandon Andrews

Bio - http://valuespartnerships.com/brandon-andrews/

Twitter @brandontalk 

 

Yolanda Adams

http://yolandaadamslive.com/v2/

http://www.yolandaadamscoffee.com/

 

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Episode 32 - Mastering the Art of Getting Sh*t Done w/ Bedros Keuilian Top Business Coach

June 20, 2017
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Bedros_Keuilian.jpgIn this episode Shakira Brown a.k.a The Small Biz Whisperer is joined by legendary fitness entrepreneur Bedros Keuilian who went from starting as self-described clueless entrepreneur and evolved into a kick ass CEO who turned his small personal training business into a multi-million dollar enterprise. Now Bedros advises and consults with entrepreneurs from all industries to share his insights and strategies for six and seven figure success. Through his workshops and speaking engagements, Bedros trains eager business leaders how to master the art of what he calls, “Getting Shit Done.”

Bedros is a high performance business consultant and the founder CEO of the fastest growing fitness franchise; Fit Body Boot Camp. He's known as the hidden genius that entrepreneurs and New York Times Best Selling authors turn to when they want to sell more of their products, services, books and high level coaching and consulting programs. 

Bedros is best known for his ability to help his clients quickly establish expert and authority positioning so they can become the industry recognized leaders in their field. He's famous for helping 24 of his clients go from being in debt to growing 7 figure generating empires, and helping thousands more turn their passion into multiple six figure businesses. 

You will learn about his early beginnings as a child immigrant from communist Soviet Union to his brilliant success in leveraging his “Immigrant Edge.” Wanna learn how to really get shit done? Listen to this episode.

Show Notes

Sign-Up for Private Brand Coaching for Your Small Business with The Small Biz Whisperer

Check out this Websites: http://njprexpert.com

Follow Me on Twitter: @SmallBizWhisper

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Interview Notes for Bedros K. :

Check out Bedros on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/FitnessMarketing/

Learn more about his strategies -  http://bedroskeuilian.com/, http://7figuremastermind.com/ and http://renegadefitnessmarketing.com/

Check out his fitness products - http://www.keuilian.com/

 

Buy the Books Bedros Mentioned on the Show:

The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber - if you have not read this book, well you need to now  (via Amazon.com)

The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day And Control Your Life 

(via Amazon.com)

 

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Episode 31 - Uncovering Brand Positioning w/ Advertising & Branding Expert Robert A.B. Sawyer

June 15, 2017
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Robert_Sawyer.jpgIn episode 31 of the Moment Masters Show host Shakira M. Brown a.k.a The Small Biz Whisperer go in-depth on branding with advertising and branding genius Robert A.B. Sawyer. Sawyer who has over 30 year of experience branding and developing marketing strategies for businesses of all sizes across a myriad of industries thoughtfully reminds us that branding is not defined by the business but more so by its customers. His impressive background in the world of advertising and branding includes working with some of the leading advertising firms in the world including Ogilvy Mather, R/GA • Saatchi & Saatchi Young & Rubicam and Ziccardi and Partners. The brands he has helped shape include American Express, AT&T, DHL Asia, Hitachi, OTIS and Pepsi Cola Company, among man others. He is also a published author of two books: Kiss and Sell Wriitng for Advertising Redesigned and Rekissed  and American Lullaby.

Sawyer says “When we are talking about the process of building its about building value and the first step is to begin internally. It is important for all employees to have the same point of view no matter how many employees you have it. He says everyone must be on message or stay on brand.” Our discussion goes quite deep and by the end of listening to this episode you will have a clear understanding of what branding is and most importantly understand why you must view your business as something fluid and dynamic that must be continuously monitored. Sawyer warns that you can’t do that if you are not certain what your business actually is. 

Plus, find out why branding is as granular as the quality of the type of promotional items you hand out to prospects and why Sawyer believes that having a feeling of insecurity in business is not as bad as you may think.

Show Notes

Sign-Up for Private Brand Coaching for Your Small Business with The Small Biz Whisperer

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Follow Me on Twitter: @SmallBizWhisper

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Interview Notes:

Find Robert Sawyer on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/rwordplay/

Check out Robert Sawyer's website - http://rwordplay.com/

 

Pick up Robert's Books 

Kiss and Sell Writing for Advertising Redesigned and Rekissed  (an amazing book that unwraps some leading ad campaigns over the years. Use it to leand and for ideas.

American Lullaby (Poetry) 

 

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Episode 30 - Empowering Small Businesses Across America w/_Bonin Bough Host CNBC Cleveland Hustles

May 29, 2017
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Shakira_Brown_and_Bonin_Bough2.jpgIn this special episode Shakira M. Brown a.k.a The Small Biz Whisperer sits down with Bonin Bough host of CNBC’s Cleveland Hustles which is executive produced by NBA star Lebron James during his keynote presentation at Black Enterprise Magazine’s Entrepreneurs Summit in Houston on May 18, 2017. The Small Biz Whisperer was in the audience LIVE as invited press covering the event for this podcast.

Bonin has an amazingly impressive background in branding and marketing having worked for Mondelez International (formerly Kraft Foods) and launching some seriously iconic branding campaigns. He is a recognized speaker and an award-winning marketing and branding expert. Bonin is extremely passionate about helping small businesses grow and is traveling across the nation talking to as many small businesses as possible and connecting them through his initiative “The B-Suite” available on YouTube. He is also now a published author you can check out his book titled Txt Me (646) 759-1837 available on Amazon.com. This exclusive interview with Bonin Bough backstage during the BE Entrepreneur’s Summit reveals great advice on how small business leaders can think more innovative and of all things El Salvador.

Show Notes:

Private Brand Coaching for Your Small Business with The Small Biz Whisperer

Check out this Websites: http://njprexpert.com

Follow Me on Twitter: @SmallBizWhisper

Subscribe to this Podcast in iTunes (please leave a review if you like what you hear!)

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Interview Links

Text Bonin (seriously) at 646-759-1837

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Buy Bonin’s Book  "TXT ME  646-759-1837" on Amazon.com

Check out the B-Suite on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/BBoninBough

Twitter: @BoughB

Check out Bonin's website for more info and to hire him as a speaker: http://bboninbough.com/

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

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Episode 29 - From Scrappy Start-up to $20 Million in Sales with Connor Gillivan CMO FREEEUP.COM

May 11, 2017
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img0d5055e2cIn this episode Shakira M. Brown a.k.a The Small Biz Whisperer talks amazon selling and bootstrap start-up success with Connor Gillivan. Connor is a 27 year-old serial entrepreneur and best selling author on Amazon. After becoming an expert in eCommerce on Amazon, he worked to build a 60 person team and generate over $20 million in sales. He currently is the co-founder and CMO of FreeeUp.com, an online hiring platform bringing together high quality freelancers and growing businesses. The company vets hundreds of remote workers in eCommerce, digital marketing, and web development every week keeping only the top 1% then offers them to their clients for $5 to $50 per hour. 

Connor is a master of effective supply and demand. As a college student he and his now business partner created a dorm room-based used textbook reselling business on Amazon.com designed to offer a more competitive price on used textbooks than college campus bookstores. From there they created partnerships with manufacturers which led to having a drop ship business in which they didn’t touch most of what they sold on Amazon.com and the rest is $20 million in sales history. 

Connor is a best selling author on Amazon.com for his book Free Up Your Business: 50 Secrets to Bootstrap Million Dollar Companies. The book shares 50 lessons entrepreneurs can implement to become better at delegating and building high quality teams for their businesses. 

Connor shares his inspirational journey with me from college student to successful entrepreneur and shares some of the steps he and his business partner took along the way to reach multi-million dollar success. If you have been thinking about selling anything on amazon.com or building an online business listen to this episode to get tips and insights worth millions.

Show Notes:

Private Brand Coaching for Your Small Business with The Small Biz Whisperer

Check out this Websites: http://njprexpert.com

Follow Me on Twitter: @SmallBizWhisper

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Interview Links

Pick up Connor's Book on amazon.com: Free Up Your Business: 50 Secrets to Bootstrap Million Dollar Companies

FreeeUp.com to hire or signup as a freelancer

Check out Connor's blog where he writes  about eCommerce, entrepreneurship, and startups: www.connorgillivan.com

Connect on social

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Episode 28 Increase Sales with Effective Communication with Gloria Cirulli

May 2, 2017
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img0360657d6In this episode Shakira M. Brown a.k.a The Small Biz Whisperer gets down to sales communication basics with Gloria Cirulli, a self-proclaimed powerhouse communicator in speaking, training, networking and writing shares her in-depth knowledge of effective communications to create sales messages that resonate.

Gloria says that people who believe they have the “gift of gab” often are missing the mark because communication is not just speaking or writing – its about listening and the power of observation. 

Our conversation hones in on how using silence allows most people to better communicate. In addition Gloria shares her insights on why people who feel like they are “terrible at selling” actually just need to be stronger communicators to be able to ask for a sale or ask to be paid.

Gloria’s background also includes bringing together entrepreneurs and professionals to share their expertise she does a lot that through the eWomen Network. Gloria is a monthly columnist for the Gannett syndicationGloria is a contributing author, in the books “Breakthrough RESULTS, Get RESULTS!” and “Remarkable RESULTS!” Our conversation includes lots of helpful tips to take your sales game up a few notches to help you be a better listener to find what exactly your prospects want and need. Enjoy it?

 

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My Private Intensive Brand Coaching progam begins by reviewing the new brand’s reason for being, its value proposition, and its mission in the marketplace. Often, we help to refine and strengthen that proposition. Get the help you need to clarify your business message TODAY. Click the button below.  

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Show Notes:

Check out Gloria's website : http://gloriacirulli.com

Reach out to her about her special offer 732-266-3293

Take the Bank Code Challenge at: http://mybankcode.com/gloriac

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Episode 27 Building your Business - Gaining Credibility When People Dont Know You w/ Melissa Forziat

April 9, 2017
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Melissa_Forziat__headshot.jpgIn this episode Shakira Brown a.k.a The Small Biz Whisperer talks it up with Melissa Forziat founder of Melissa Forziat Events, an event and marketing consulting firm based in Seattle, Washington which works with small business owners and nonprofits to develop impactful events and strategic marketing plans. Demonstrating a keen openness, Melissa shares her personal story on how her early aspirations as an athlete stalled but led her into career in event planning for the Olympic Winter Games, Rugby World Cup, and US Olympic Committee. Credibility has been at the heart of growing her personal brand and she shares how anyone can leverage trust to establish a position in your marketplace.

“Building credibility is critical all along the way, and on two sides: if we don’t believe we’re credible, nobody else will,” said Forziat. “It’s something that’s been part of my story the entire way.”

 Melissa is also the author of the eBook, Small Business Marketing on a Budget available at MelissaForziatEvents.com. Shakira and Melissa have an amazing conversation that extends to how their networking strategies shaped their careers and how every small business owners can leverage their own ingenuity to grow their enterprises without spending a fortune.

Check out this Websites: http://njprexpert.com

Follow Me on Twitter: @SmallBizWhisper

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Show Notes:

Melissa Forziat Events - http://melissaforziatevents.com/

Download Melissa's free eBook - Small Business Marketing on a Budget 

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

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Episode 26 Entrepreneurial Wisdom & Twitter Strategy with Michael Kawula CEO of Social Quant

March 28, 2017
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Mike_Kawulal_Social_Quant.jpgIn this episode Shakira Brown a.k.a The Small Biz Whisperer gets the low down on what it’s like to launch three seven figure business from Michael Kawula, serial entrepreneur and CEO of Social Quant, which has been labeled a top ranked Twitter tool by HubSpot, that helps Twitter users find the most relevant followers on Twitter that will interact with their business. Kawula shares amazing insights on how he invested in marketing early on for one of his businesses and ran out of cash and turned to a clever guerilla marketing tactic which set up the business for rapid growth. He also shares three amazing strategies to grow your small business by engaging on Twitter. Plus, find out why Mike’s entrepreneurial journey began just about 24 hours prior to the September 11, 2001 attacks on The World Trade Center and how far he has come since his first entrepreneurial venture.

Check out this Websites: http://njprexpert.com

Follow Me on Twitter: @SmallBizWhisper

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SHOW NOTES:

Try out Social Quant for Free (you will love it) for 14 Days no credit card required CLICK HERE

As Heard on the Show: Enter to Win $40K in Digital Marketing Prizes http://sqbizboost.socialquant.net/ (Contest Eligibility March 25, 2017-April 25, 2017)

Have questions for Mike? Hit him up on Twitter:@MikeKawula

Look out for Mike's Book "Self Employed Now WTF" - get the book for free by signing up for the challenge!  

 

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Episode 25 - Small Business Web Design Expert Tips with Cindy Rodriguez (The Fierce Entrepreneur)

March 15, 2017
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Cindy Rodriguez - Owner of Stylish InkIn this episode Shakira Brown a.k.a The Small Biz Whisperer talks website visual identity with Cindy Rodriguez, owner of Stylish Ink web design firm. She is passionate about entrepreneurs putting their best foot forward and shares her insights with guests as the host of The Fierce Entrepreneur, a business podcast to inspire and empower women entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs.

In this interview, Cindy shares importance of having a cohesive online presence as well as some really great tips on how to get well branded look for less by leveraging resources available. It’s a great chat with Cindy and you will pick up some lovely nuggets of info by listening to this episode. 

Check out this Websites: http://njprexpert.com

Follow Me on Twitter: @SmallBizWhisper

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SHOW NOTES:

Check out Cindy's Website at www.stylishinkweb

Download the check list mentioned in the show http://stylishink.com/momentmasters

Have a custom product to sell online? Also check out this new ecommerce offering mentioned by Cindy - check it out at Artistry.io 

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

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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.

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

Follow Me: @SmallBizWhisper

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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.

 

Check out these Websites: http://pradviser.net 

Follow Me: @SmallBizWhisper

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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).

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

 

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

Follow Me: @SmallBizWhisper

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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 

Follow Me: @SmallBizWhisper

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LEARN EVEN MORE:

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.

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

Follow Me: @SmallBizWhisper

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LEARN EVEN MORE:
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.

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

Follow Me: @SmallBizWhisper

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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 

Follow Me: @SmallBizWhisper

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LEARN EVEN MORE:
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 

Follow Me: @SmallBizWhisper

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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 14 - Tis the Season for Holiday Party Networking

November 19, 2016
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In this episode, Shakira M. Brown a.k.a. The Small Biz Whisperer kicks off the holiday party season with tips to grow your business while you clink glasses and eat ornate appetizers at business holiday events. She shares how she maximizes attending at least 10 business holiday parties – yes you heard right TEN! Listen to this episode to learn how you can get face time with high profile business leaders while making your rounds at various holiday parties. Don't miss The Small Biz Whisperer’s 7 TOP Tips for Holiday Party Networking Strategies.

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Episode 13 - 7 Killer Free Guerrilla Marketing Tactics to Try Right Now

November 11, 2016
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In this episode, award-winning PR, Branding & Marketing expert Shakira Brown (The Small Biz Whisperer) answers the one question she the most at cocktail parties: “How can I get my business out there for free that will make a difference?” So to help more than just the folks she runs into while enjoying a few libations she is giving all Moment Masters listeners her 7 Killer Free Guerrilla Marketing Tactics to Try Right Now."

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 12 - Effective Ways to Communicate in Business for Success

November 4, 2016
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In this episode, Shakira Brown a.k.a The Small Biz Whisperer offers up some essential communications advice for small business owners who want to "Master the Moment" when that email, text, phone call or your doorbell rings putting an opportunity right out in front of you – so that all you have to do is grab it.  But what happens when you create a process that actually is an inconvenience to the very individuals you desire to do business with?  Listen to this episode to hear how one business has created a roadblock to an easy opportunity and see if you can recognize any similarities to your business.

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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.

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

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Episode 11 - 4 Ways to Run a Business That Doesn’t Suck

October 16, 2016
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In this episode, Shakira Brown a.k.a The Small Biz Whisperer provides some tough love advice as she shares real life examples on negative encounters with small business owners who simply as the episode title says - suck. You might be surprised by some of the things she shares and it also may cause you to do some soul searching about your own business. Listen to this episode to make sure you are positioning your business for success (not sucking) so that you are poised to master the moment. 

LEARN EVEN MORE:

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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:
Open Library - Free e-books (no library card needed) http://openlibrary.org 
Open Drive - Access with local library card http://opendrive.com 
Podcast - AMA Edgewise - lots of good leadership advice (search on iTunes)


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

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Episode 10 - Jason Dukes Talks Mindset and Success in Business

October 7, 2016
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In Episode 10, Business Success Coach Jason Dukes joins Shakira B. (The Small Biz Whisperer) to help small business owners understand how mindset plays a role in how we approach business growth and true success in business. Jason is the founder of Captain’s Chair Coaching which helps entrepreneurs break through the barriers they may be holding them back from true success and ultimately  “giving their gifts to the world.”  Listen now to help you break free of roadblocks that prevent productivity towards everything you really want to achieve. 


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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:
Work with Jason on Your Goals at http://captains-chair.com 


My Websites: http://smallbizwhisperer.com, http://growthsuccesscon.com  

and http://pradviser.net 

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Episode 9 - 10 Email Marketing Hacks to Maximize and Grow Your Email List

September 30, 2016
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Ever wonder how on Earth will you ever grow and maximize your email list? No worries! In this episode, Shakira M. Brown a.k.a. the Small Biz Whisperer tackles this very issue by sharing her tried and true "10 Email Marketing Hacks to Maximize and Grow Your Email List.” Listen to this if you have spent any time wondering how to do more with your email list or if the last time you reached out to a prospect or customer was when they turned you down. Jumpstart your email marketing by tuning into this podcast now. 

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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.


My Websites: http://smallbizwhisperer.com, http://growthsuccesscon.com  

and http://pradviser.net 

Show Notes:

Free email marketing tool I use - Benchmark Email - http://www.benchmarkemail.com?p=554072 (free forever up to 2,000 contacts)

Mail Chimp - http://mailchimp.com (Free for up to 2,000 contacts forever)

Constant Contact (60 Day Free Trial)

iContact(Free 30 Day Trial)

Webinar Platform I use get it a try! - https://webinarninja.co

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Episode 8 - One of the Best Ways to Market ANY Small Business

September 20, 2016
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In episode 8 of the Moment Master's Show, Shakira M. Brown, The Small Biz Whisperer touches on branding and storytelling as a marketing strategy. In today’s marketplace storytelling is an essential marketing and branding component. Going a step further is selling an experience or better yet a lifestyle. Learn how you can use these tactics like a BIG brand without spending a fortune. 

Show Notes:
Kohler Robot Commercial: https://youtu.be/HyZ7S4fE5v4 
Listen to this podcast to hear the strategies you need to get out of your own way and to move your business forward.

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For even more tips attend Growth & Success Con 2017, where you can meet 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.

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

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Episode 7 - Blind Faith is Bad For Business.mp3

September 12, 2016
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In this episode, you will hear how several business rely on blind faith to keep their operations afloat. As you could imagine this is not good for the longevity of any business. Shakira Brown, a.k.a The Small Biz Whisperer shares three really bad and scary consumer experiences that she encountered in under one hour in two different towns. Even if you do not operate a retail service business you can learn a thing or two or at least the stories will give you food for thought when it comes to employee matters. These stories all relate to mastering the moment of when consumers are ready to buy, so don't miss this episode. If you like it be sure to share your review in iTunes!

Listen to this podcast to hear the strategies you need to get out of your own way and to move your business forward.

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For even more tips attend Growth & Success Con 2017, where you can meet 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.

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

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Episode 6 - 5 Ways to Achieve Networking Mastery

August 27, 2016
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Networking is an ESSENTIAL part of personal, freelance or small business marketing, but for many people it can be a real challenge.Episode 6 of the Moment Masters Show covers 5 Ways to Achieve Networking Mastery.  In this episode, show host Shakira M. Brown, The Small Biz Whisperer covers some the 5 ways that any business owner can network like a pro and see results (yes leads!). So if you go to networking events on a regular basis, you need to listen to this podcast episode to sharpen your skills for networking mastery.

Listen to this podcast to hear the strategies you need to get out of your own way and to move your business forward.

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

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Episode 5 - Letting Go and Accepting Reality

August 22, 2016
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Episode 5 of the Moment Masters Show covers the very popular small business concept of LETTING GO and ACCEPTING REALITY. The episode digs in deep about letting go of certain mindsets that might be holding you back from greater success. In this episode, show host Shakira M. Brown, The Small Biz Whisperer reviews some classic stories of letting go that will help YOU break through the roadblocks preventing you from mastering moments throughout your small business. 

Topics covered include letting go of: Fear, What Doesn't Work and Personal Beliefs.

Listen to this podcast to hear the strategies you need to get out of your own way and to move your business forward.

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

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Episode 4 - Customer Service as a Business Strategy

August 12, 2016
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In episode 4, Award-Winning PR and Marketing Expert Shakira M. Brown (The Small Biz Whisperer) shares some of her personal and professional insights on how small businesses can use customer service as a business strategy. She explains that customer service can be a differentiator for small businesses – a way to set your products and services a part from your competitors.  If you have ever said, “customer service is dead" when you had a bad experience and you own a small business this episode is for you. Learn three ways to incorporate customer service into your business strategy.

Listen to this podcast to hear the strategies you need turn your customer service into a money maker.

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Episode 3 - Getting Paid

July 29, 2016
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In Episode 3 of Moment Masters Show, host Shakira M. Brown a.k.a. The Small Biz Whisperer (award-winning Small Business PR & Marketing Expert) covers the very important topic of mastering the moment of getting paid. Have a problem asking for the fees you really want? Do you procrastinate on your billing? Has a client stiffed you on a bill? This podcast is for you. The episodes provides the tips YOU need to getting the money you deserve by:

  1. Seizing the moment customers are ready to pay YOU
  2. Getting what you are worth 
  3. Focusing on receivables 
Listen to this podcast to hear the strategies you need to get paid and grow your business NOW. 

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Episode 2 - Competing to Win

July 23, 2016
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In episode two of the Moment Masters Show, Shakira M. Brown, a.k.a. The Small Biz Whisperer covers the thought provoking topic of competing to win. Hear about her real life adventure of being turned down by THREE restaurants who were NOT prepared to master the moment when she was ready to order catering for a 30 person breakfast meeting. Find out WHY these businesses failed and learn from their mistakes so you can compete to win new PAYING customers to grow your small business. 

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Episode 1 - Top 5 Reasons to Get Face Time with Your Customers

July 21, 2016
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It is incredibly easy to get caught in the cycle of virtual communications with your customers and clients. However, there are those special moments when you should pick up the phone or even better - get some face time to maintain solid relationships. Tune in to this episode of Moment Masters to gain some insights from "The Small Biz Whisperer" - Shakira M. Brown, award-winning PR & Marketing expert. 

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