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Local business personalities on their successes, strengths, and perseverance in the marketplace to empower, inform and encourage the 80% of American micro to small businesses that tend to be family owned of 9 employees or less. Shows cover topics on business coaching, networking, health and fitness, criminal justice, cyber security, money, and veteran spotlights. ... Show More

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In this episode of Seated2Serve, Regional Director Mindy Willis with Civitas Senior Living talks with Host Jeff Bickerstaff about how senior and assisted living has improved over the years. While adult children of seniors are most likely to be searching for assisted living options, senior living is quite different. Seniors ready to enjoy the benefits of socialization, exercise, and entertainment can do so without the burdens of hom... Read more

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Senior Sales Consultant and 18-year trade show veteran, Robin Dean, talks with host Stephanie Chavez about the benefits of an Exhibit Management Program. Keep trade show exhibition dependable time after time. Attention-grabbing productions have more going on behind the scenes than you might imagine.Event exhibition makes you a strong contender in the marketplace, but it's more than just showing up. Don't let that intimidate yo... Read more

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In this episode of Tricks of the Trade, Host Stephanie Chavez talks with The Trade Group Co-owner and EVP of Sales, Malcolm Gilvar, on how to train booth reps for maximum event sales. Malcolm has been in the exhibition industry for 35 years. The Trade Group takes training seriously, both internally and through booth staff training offered to their clients. 80% of attendees say the reason they remember you is the staff at the b... Read more

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July 15, 2019 29 min

In this episode of Seated2Serve, Dr. Bryan McElderry  talks with Host Jeff Bickerstaff about the easy setbacks we face when we decide on a health journey.  Change is difficult, but shifting IS possible when we change the way we think about our health.Are we stressed out? Are paying attention to the way we think? Bryan helps us look at how digestive issues that impact our health are connected to our thought life. Discover ... Read more

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Meet Parimala Deshpande, inspirational host of the wildly popular Hustle Girl Podcast on Tejas-Media. Host Susan Hamilton talks with Parimala about her focus and heart to help legal immigrants find meaningful work - even entrepreneurship! It's not easy to become an American citizen, but when you follow your heart and determine to find your way, Parimala is living proof everyone can have the life they desire.Parimala's advice for wo... Read more

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In this episode of The OffBeat Business Show, American Business Women's Association District 2 Vice President Rebecca Dollinger sits down with Host Susan Hamilton to promote the July 20 Emergent Leaders Conference in DFW.  District 2 is one of 6 national districts, covering Texas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana to support working women whether or not they own their own business. Rebecca shares her vision for Yo... Read more

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In this episode of Seated2Serve, host Jeff Bickerstaff talks with John Bacon, owner of local DFW Bacon Roofing, about the roofer-insurance relationship on behalf of homeowners.  In the roofing business there are widely held misunderstandings about how to get a great deal on a roof repair or replacement.  Most homeowners have a difficult time telling the real thing from a fraud, especially when it looks like they can whitt... Read more

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Host Stephanie Chavez talks with Claire Phillips, 10-year veteran at The Trade Group, about the best way create an exhibit experience - purchase versus rental? Many businesses don't realize they have options other than custom design. Now, custom-looking rentals are quite possible when you're out to scale for growth.Depending on what your annual agenda includes, it's important to know you can include a mix of custom design with read... Read more

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In this episode of The OffBeat Business Show, host Susan Hamilton talks with business leader Evan Sanchez, founder of Springboard Consulting. Evan has worked nationally to increase sales in corporate arenas. Now, he's bringing his insight to the local DFW markets to improve communication and processes - and ultimately the revenues - for larger impact in his community.Like most of us growing a family and working independently, Evan ... Read more

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In this episode of Tricks of the Trade, meet your host Stephanie Chavez, and discover how to have an awesome event, EVERY time! Stephanie talks with Sr. Sales Consultant, Austin Montgomery about his experiences working to accommodate their client base over the last 10 + years.When it comes to event marketing, it's important to consider the long game. It makes practical sense to plan your exhibit strategy for multiple events, and de... Read more

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In this episode of The OffBeat Business Show, Lindsay Huffman talks with Susan Hamilton about how companies use escape rooms for team building. A team that trusts each other and works seamlessly together isn't an accident. Many large corporations have exercises that help their different departments work better together. Discover how they solve issues the staff may be completely unaware of!Lindsay takes the lid off the best kept bus... Read more

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In this episode of The OffBeat Business Show, host Susan Hamilton talks with Christine Eustice, founder of Benchmark Interiors in Wylie, Texas.  Benchmark Interiors is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Christine has served as the Texas Chapter President, President-Elect, Magazine Chair, Awards Chair, and Communications Director for the ASID,  and Texas Board of Architectural Examiners. As a so... Read more

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In this episode of Seated2Serve, Host Jeff Bickerstaff talks with the unstoppable Keri Huth, Host of the Ladies Out Loud Podcast. Discover what prompted her to start a podcast, and how she uses her platform to encourage women to be stronger through vulnerability, through sharing the sensitive details that most would prefer not to share! Ladies Out Loud, or LOL, is all about adding laughter to experienced hardships, and to empower w... Read more

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Meet Stephanie Chavez, Marketing Director with The Trade Group, and discover how to maximize trade show success in any industry. In this episode of The OffBeat Business Show, Host Susan Hamilton talks with Stephanie from the exhibit showroom in Carrollton, Texas.If you can dream it, The Trade Group can build it. Find out how they support businesses of any size with a consultative approach, diving into the real trade show success me... Read more

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Owners get so busy, we might ignore our own continuing education for business. Meet Cris Manning and Eydie Robinson from Abilene Christian University Dallas Campus, right around the corner and building a consortium of programs for your latest needs! Host Joe Chandler talks with ACU about how they do that, and how people can attend in extremely convenient ways.Connect with ACU on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, and find ... Read more

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In this episode of Java with Joe, Host Joe Chandler talks with Dean Lindsay, nationally recognized speaker, author, and self-proclaimed 'Progress Agent(TM)'. Dean digs into the difference between the mindsets of merely enacting change in an organization or enjoying effectual progress. There's a big difference!Enjoy take-aways from Dean's latest book Influence and Connection in this fun interview, and click here to find all of Dean ... Read more

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In this episode of The OffBeat Business Show, Host Susan Hamilton talks with local DFW's Bill Wallace about networking with influence. Bill founded the legendary Success North Dallas 40 years ago, and today each month over 200 people meet at Prestonwood Country Club at The Creek to practice the skills Bill talks about in this interview.Go to SuccessNorthDallas.com to register for this group so you don't miss another meeting. Bill s... Read more

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In this episode of Seated2Serve, Host Jeff Bickerstaff talks with Angela and Garrett Kelley, founders of the Jeffrey Has Heart Foundation (JHH)  supporting families caring for their critical care children in hospitals. Learn about their son, Jeffrey Kelley, who launched the idea while he was being cared for a heart valve that wasn't working properly from birth. At 15 years old, his heart was having difficulty keeping up, and h... Read more

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When host Susan Hamilton sits down with Ben Farmer on The OffBeat Business Show, local family business makes more sales! Discover the B.A.N.K. Code Method for understanding your prospects needs and purchase style.A national sales trainer and sought after speaker, Ben shares the four main traits any of us will run into during a sales scenario.B. Blueprint - likes rulesA. Action takers - want to moveN. Nurturers - love the feelings&n... Read more

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In this episode of Java with Joe, Host Joe Chandler talks with Todd Wilkerson about how to survive an audit with his approach to supporting local business.  As a state tax advisory, Brown Goertz & Company keeps businesses current with state tax law and helps them correct past insufficiencies, but that's not all. Roughly 1.7 million businesses are audited by the state comptroller each year, and over-payment of taxes is actu... Read more

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