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Welcome to the Next Level Leadership and Small Business Owner Podcast, hosted by serial entrepreneur, organizational consultant, executive coach and leadership development expert Ben Vezina. In this podcast we interview thought leaders and discuss the strategies, processes, and mindset to help small business owners and leaders: improve performance, create better teams, improve organizational culture, improve organizational effectiveness, and ultimately achieve the next level.

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Welcome to the Next Level Leadership and Small Business Owner Podcast, hosted by serial entrepreneur, organizational consultant, executive coach and leadership development expert Ben Vezina. In this podcast we interview thought leaders and discuss the strategies, processes, and mindset to help small business owners and leaders: improve performance, create better teams, improve organizational culture, improve organizational effectiveness, and ultimately achieve the next level.

    Creating a Strategic Marketing Plan with Tim Fitzpatrick Episode 36

    Creating a Strategic Marketing Plan with Tim Fitzpatrick Episode 36

    If you want to grow your business at some point your going to create a marketing plan or strategy. This can often seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be.

    On this episode we discuss how to create a simple, but effective marketing strategy. I recently sat down with interview Tim Fitzpatrick and he shares with us his simple process for creating effective marketing strategies. Tim is the CEO of Rialto Marketing and has been helping small business owners and entrepreneurs eliminate the confusion of marketing using an amazingly simple plan so they can grow.

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    Rialto Marketing

    • 21 min
    Keeping Your Ego in Check to Grow Your Business with Bland Matthews Episode 35

    Keeping Your Ego in Check to Grow Your Business with Bland Matthews Episode 35

    Growing a business is tough enough. It is even harder when we allow our own egos to get in the way. Lets be honest, most of us as small business owners have a pretty big ego and we are truly our own worst enemy (most of the time).

    On this episode we discuss how our egos and our humility can actually help us grow our businesses. In fact, it can often be a critical factor. On this episode I interview Bland Matthews the CEO and founder of berserker brew coffee. He shares with us his personal journey as well as his tips for growing through the tough times.

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    Berserker Brew’s Website

    Instagram @berserkerbrew

    • 36 min
    How to Decide if You Should Start a New Business with Vincent LaPolva Episode 34

    How to Decide if You Should Start a New Business with Vincent LaPolva Episode 34

    On this episode we talk with Vincent LaPolva. Vince has started several businesses and has a variety of income streams. he shares with us some of his successes, failures, tips and even a few funny stories of how he worked with A-list celebrities. He also shares with us his method for determining whether or not to move forward when considering a new business idea.

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    Green Joe Coffee Truck

    • 51 min
    Building a More Productive Team with Toni Panea Episode 33

    Building a More Productive Team with Toni Panea Episode 33

    Who doesn’t want to build a team that performs better? Who wouldn’t love a simple and inexpensive way to insure they keep their customer management and sales funnels flowing? On this episode we talk about how to keep your teams performing and your CRM organized for little to no money at all.



    On this episode we talk with Toni Panea. Toni is the founder and CEO of Crmble. Crmble turns a Trello board into a powerful sales CRM… for free. Crmble has achieved 35,000 downloads in only 6 months. They are a perfect solution for freelancers, small to medium business owners, and team managers of larger organizations.



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    Crmble

    • 19 min
    Getting Paid Faster with Marc Summe Episode 32

    Getting Paid Faster with Marc Summe Episode 32

    Who doesn’t want to get paid faster? No one. Who enjoys tracking expenses? Also, no one. Want a better way to do both and get paid faster? On this episode I interview the CEO of Minute7 Marc Summe.



    Marc is the CEO of Minute7, which does time and expense tracking for professional service businesses.  Minute7 helps professional and service businesses get paid faster from their customers.  They boot strapped Minute7 and now have thousands of users and have doubled their revenue in the last year.



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    Minute7

    • 23 min
    The Importance of an Employer Brand with Laura Tolhoek Episode 31

    The Importance of an Employer Brand with Laura Tolhoek Episode 31

    Employer branding is just as important as organizational branding. Unfortunately, most small business owners don’t pay much attention to this crucial and important aspect of their business. On this episode I interview employer branding expert, Laura Tolhoek.

    Laura is a Certified Human Resource Leader (CHRL) and the proprietor of Essential HR. She shares with us her best practices for building an employer brand that will help you attract and maintain the best talent.

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    Essential HR

    • 29 min

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