Conversations With a Genius- Fun Small Business Talk

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Apr 29, 2015

Today's guest is Gene Hammett. Gene has interviewed business leaders like Michael Port, Michael Gerber, and dozens more best selling authors on his podcast, Leaders in the Trenches. Gene also had the opportunity to share the stage with business legend, Jack Canfield and has been featured on Forbes, NBC, Huffington Post, and CreativeLive.


Gene shares his genius about:


  • Niche marketing and how can it explode your business.
  • What is target marketing 
  • The secret to making money off your content
Apr 27, 2015

Today's guest is Ella, the creator and host of the On Air with Ella podcast. Ella is also the co founder and owner of The Trivista Group – a firm she started 12 years ago with nothing but $300 and a burning need to succeed.


Ella tells us her secrets to:


  • Living your dream life personally and professionally
  • What you can do today to start moving towards the life you want 
  • How to rid yourself of the stress you have


Apr 24, 2015

Today's guest is Dave Nevogt. Dave is the co-founder of which helps virtual teams communicate better through automatic time tracking and activity tracking. He’s been running online businesses since he was 23, and now manages a team of 30 remote employees. Dave has been honored as one of Indianapolis’s top 40 under 40 entrepreneurs.


Dave talks about:

  • What Virtual Assistants are and what they can do for you
  • How to effectively manage them with minimal effort
  • How to build a successful online ad campaign


Apr 22, 2015

Today's guest is Michelle Ngome. Michelle an author and entrepreneur. She operates Line 25 Consulting, a professional development firm that focus on networking and marketing strategies.


On today's conversation Michelle talks about:


•The secrets to a successful social media campaign

•How to stand out in your market

 •What makes a business thrive in today's marketing forums


BONUS: How to position yourself as the expert to your customers 

Apr 20, 2015

On today's conversation we learn what a Vietnam veteran and Marine Sargent knows about marketing your business. 

Chuck Trautman, owned and operated an automotive parts distribution company which later became the Carquest Auto Parts Distribution Center in Portland, OR. Under Chuck’s leadership this business grew from $12 million to $25 million in sales before it was sold in 1992.


Learn how Chuck:

  • grew his small business from scratch to 10Million/ year in revenue,
  • What were Chuck's most valuable practices as a multi-million dollar business owner
  • How vendor relationships can have a direct impact on your bottom line



Apr 17, 2015

Today's guest is Russ Ruffino, the mastermind behind Clients on Demand and has been featured on Huffington Post, CBS and Fox. 

His philosophy isn’t about working harder, but getting people to pay you more for what you are already doing.


Russ discusses his secrets to:

  • Raising prices and keeping happy customers
  • What selling transformations means
  • How to increase your profits and customer loyalty

BONUS: Find out THE best way to build authority in a short period of time and how to implement them today!

Apr 15, 2015

Today's guest is Brad Costanzo. Brad sold his information publishing business in 2012. Since then he has built a successful consulting practice, Costanzo Marketing Group, helping established business owners, authors and experts grow their business and expand their profits.


Brad discusses:


  • What it takes to build a successful content marketing business
  • How perfection that can kill your business
  • How to get clients coming back for more and willing to pay higher prices

BONUS: Find out the cheapest way to advertize on Facebook

Apr 13, 2015

Today's guest is Adam Witty, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Advantage Media Group. Adam has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, on ABC and Fox and was selected as one of INC. Magazine 30 Under 30 for “America’s Coolest Young Entrepreneurs”


In today's conversation we discuss:


  • Why selling copies of your book is the worst way to make money as an author
  • How a book can build your Authority, Celebrity and Expertise
  • How easy it can actually be to author your own book



Apr 10, 2015


Today's guest is Walter Bergeron. After six years serving in the Navy as an electronic tech operating nuclear reactors he launched his industrial repair business out of a small shed in the middle of the sugarcane fields of his hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana. Walter went on to sell that company for 8 figures and in 2014 he launched his new business helping other business owners transform their business into well oiled machines ready to sell for 8 figures or more. 


Walter talks about:


  • How he transformed his small business into the juggernaut that he sold for 8 figures
  • How to grow YOUR business with a fraction of the cost and work
  • What you have to know about acquisitions





Apr 8, 2015

Today's guest is Joey Kleinhans, an international wine expert and pioneer in creating highly-acclaimed Sommelier-Guided Wine Tasting Experiences for corporate events, top hotels, and wine connoisseurs.


Joey is an expert contributor to the Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, MarketWatch, and the Robb Report.


Joey discusses:


  • How he turned his passion into a national business serving fortune 500 companies
  • The #1 reason clients want to work with Joey's company and how you can implement it in your business
  • The most important habit when it comes to customer relationships
Apr 6, 2015

Today's guest is Dean Roberts. Dean is the founder of and the author of “I’ll fix my head before I’m dead” where he offers an open invitation to relive some of his most vulnerable moments and never fails to cap each story with a moral he gleaned from it.


Dean talks about:


  • How he helps people actualize the possibilities in their lives
  • How he started
  • How to acheive the life you have always wanted
Apr 3, 2015

Corey Schwartz is the founder of He was the president of Servinova Financial Real Estate Firm for 13 years buying both residential and commercial properties directly from the banks.


Corey talks about:


  • How to be in a scalable business without a lot of human beings
  • What you have to change during every part of your business' cycle 
  • The secret to real estate investment success
Apr 1, 2015

Today's genius is Greg Taylor. After working in marketing and business development for over ten years, Greg decided to pursue his passion for WordPress development and content marketing by starting his own company. Tired of seeing sites that look great but don’t achieve results, he founded Marketing Press to help business owners find the best of both worlds.


Greg discusses:


  • How to overcome objections with just your website
  • What wordpress can do for your business
  • What are the key elements you need to have on your site