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Business Confidential Now is the show that brings you fresh insights, tools, and straight talk to help you manage business issues hiding in plain view that matter to your bottom line.

It’s hosted by Hanna Hasl-Kelchner, founder of Business M.O. and the Legal Leverage Academy.

Even if you have one of those fancy MBAs, it’s impossible to have all the answers in business.

Hanna knows this as a matter of fact because she HAS one of those fancy MBAs and even taught in a few top tier MBA programs. She’s also been a practicing business attorney who has seen first-hand what happens when things go south. That’s why she created this podcast.

The show typically runs approximately 25 – 35 minutes and releases a new episode every Thursday.

It’s usually an interview show with experts, authors and change makers who share their secrets for more success on a wide range of business topics. But, once in a while Hanna will put on her lawyer hat and feature some no-nonsense legal information.

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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Business Confidential Now is the show that brings you fresh insights, tools, and straight talk to help you manage business issues hiding in plain view that matter to your bottom line.

It’s hosted by Hanna Hasl-Kelchner, founder of Business M.O. and the Legal Leverage Academy.

Even if you have one of those fancy MBAs, it’s impossible to have all the answers in business.

Hanna knows this as a matter of fact because she HAS one of those fancy MBAs and even taught in a few top tier MBA programs. She’s also been a practicing business attorney who has seen first-hand what happens when things go south. That’s why she created this podcast.

The show typically runs approximately 25 – 35 minutes and releases a new episode every Thursday.

It’s usually an interview show with experts, authors and change makers who share their secrets for more success on a wide range of business topics. But, once in a while Hanna will put on her lawyer hat and feature some no-nonsense legal information.

Join Hanna and start listening to Business Confidential Now.
Remember to tell all your business friends about the show and leave a positive comment.

Listen on any app that supports podcasts, at BusinessConfidentialRadio.com.

The more you dive into the episodes and follow Business Confidential Now, the more you’ll be able to grow and protect your business NOW.

    How to Avoid Missed Sales Opportunities by Zeroing in on Changes in Buyer Behavior

    How to Avoid Missed Sales Opportunities by Zeroing in on Changes in Buyer Behavior

    Missed Sales OpportunitiesCould you be ignoring changes in buyer behavior and accidently creating missed sales opportunities? What if you could capture those missed sales opportunities that are hiding in plain view?
    Today’s special guest, Liz Harr, co-author of Inside the Buyer’s Brain offers some tips on how to do exactly that.
    What You’ll Discover About Missed Sales Opportunities (highlights and transcript):https://businessconfidentialradio.com/?p=106205andpreview=true# (HIGHLIGHTSCLICK HERE FOR AUDIO TRANSCRIPT)
    * Why identifying missed sales opportunities requires getting inside the buyer’s brain [01:12]
    * Common missed sales opportunities signals [03:10]
    * The top overlooked buyer criteria that results in missed sales opportunities [05:40]
    * How understanding the stages of the buyer’s journey helps avoid missed sales opportunities [07:30]
    * Two important research finds on how buyer behavior has changed [11:01]
    * How to prove your expertise and side-step missed sales opportunities [14:53]
    * And much MORE.
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    Guest: Liz HarrElizabeth Harr is an accomplished entrepreneur and executive specializing in brand management and growth strategies for professional services firms. A partner at Hinge, she leads Hinge’s business development team, helping businesses solve critical marketing and brand-related challenges. Prior to joining Hinge, Elizabeth co-founded a Microsoft solutions provider company and grew it into a thriving organization that became known for its expertise in Microsoft customer relationship management.
    Elizabeth has co-authored several books and reports published by the Hinge Research Institute, including The Visible Expert®, Inside the Buyers Brain, The Social Media Guide for Professional Services, How Buyers Buy and Online Marketing for Professional Services and regularly contributes to Hinge’s company blog and numerous professional services publications. She was a featured speaker at Processia’s DRIVE 2021 event, where she also led a session on the central tenets of professional services marketing, how to promote expertise, and cultivating a marketing culture.
    She has a Master’s degree in International Economics from Columbia University in New York and a B.A. from University of Missouri – Columbia.
    Related Resources:Contact Liz and connect with her on http://linkedin.com/in/eharr (LinkedIn), and https://twitter.com/elizharr (Twitter).
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    • 22 min
    How Stress and System Overload Actually Impacts Problem Solving

    How Stress and System Overload Actually Impacts Problem Solving

    Stress and System OverloadAre you experiencing stress and a system overload?
    If you are, you’re not alone. It’s a big club and getting bigger every day as the business world keeps getting more complicated and taxes our ability to do more with less and less.
    Today’s special guest, Steven Howard, says we’re often unaware of how stress and multitasking triggers poor thinking, poor decisions and poor outcomes. In our conversation he shares his research and offers tips on how we can flip that script.
    What You’ll Discover About Stress and System Overload (highlights and transcript):https://businessconfidentialradio.com/?p=105672andpreview=true# (HIGHLIGHTSCLICK HERE FOR AUDIO TRANSCRIPT)


    * How stress and system overload hijacks decision-making [01:33]
    * The difference reacting vs. responding makes in decision-making [02:05]
    * Why stress and system overload contribute to drama in the workplace [03:11]
    * How to stop the emotional hijacking of the decision-making process [04:37]
    * What to do when your boss creates stress and system overload [08:21]
    * What decisions need to be made before you can engage in better thinking [09:38]
    * What happens to our brain when exeriencing stress and system overload [11:08]
    * And MUCH more.
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    Guest: Steven HowardSteven is the award-winning author of 21 leadership, business, and motivational books and the editor of nine professional and personal development books in the Project You series. His latest book is https://www.amazon.com/Stress-Anxiety-Impact-Decision-Making-ebook/dp/B08B4XYVV1/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1andkeywords=How+Stress+and+Anxiety+Impact+Your+Decision+Makingandqid=1631035036ands=booksandsr=1-3 (How Stress and Anxiety Impact Your Decision Making.)
    His book https://www.amazon.com/Better-Decisions-Thinking-Outcomes-Leadership/dp/1943702233/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1andkeywords=better+decisions+better+thinking+better+outcomesandqid=1631035095ands=booksandsr=1-1 (Better Decisions. Better Thinking. Better Outcomes: How to go from Mind Full to Mindful Leadership), received a Silver Award from the Nonfiction Authors Association. He also wrote https://www.amazon.com/s?k=leadership+lessons+from+the+volkswagen+sagaandi=stripbooksandref=nb_sb_noss (Leadership Lessons from the Volkswagen Saga), which won three prestigious publishing industry awards (2017 Independent Press Award, National Indie Excellence Award, and San Francisco Book Festival Award). He is also the author of https://www.amazon.com/Great-Leadership-Words-Wisdom-philosophers-ebook/dp/B07886B6C5/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1andkeywords=great+leadership+words+of+wisdom+and+howardandqid=1631035233ands=booksandsr=1-2 (Great Leadership Words of Wisdom.)
    Howard is well-known and recognized for his truly international and multicultural perspective, having lived in the USA for over 30 years, in Singapore for 21 years, and in Australia for 12 years. He currently resides in Southern California.
    Related Resources:Contact Steven and connect with him on https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevenbhoward/ (LinkedIn), https://twitter.com/StevenBHoward (Twitter), and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuZFGCoUe2jPRxq0e0nhBnw?view_as=subscriber (YouTube).
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    • 19 min
    How to Get More Employee Buy-in and Commitment For What Management Wants to Do

    How to Get More Employee Buy-in and Commitment For What Management Wants to Do

    Employee Buy-in and CommitmentGetting employee buy-in and commitment can be a HUGE challenge when it involves making changes in the workplace. How do you get you people on board to make it work?
    That’s exactly what we’re going to talk about with Sean Fields, a licensed professional engineer who has seen first hand what happens to management change initiatives when management fails to get sufficient employee buy-in and commitment.
    What You’ll Discover About Employee Buy-in and Commitment (highlights and transcript):https://businessconfidentialradio.com/?p=101718andpreview=true# (HIGHLIGHTSCLICK HERE FOR AUDIO TRANSCRIPT)


    * 2 Reasons why employee buy-in and commitment can’t be assumed [01:13]
    * Importance of anticipating the human cost of change management in getting employee buy-in and commitment [03:13]
    * The critical need for having a product-centric perspective [07:30]
    * Impact of non-product centric perspectives on employee buy-in and commitment [09:10]
    * When to bring employees into the change management conversation to maximize employee buy-in and commitment [10:55]
    * The importance of clearly defining success [12:41]
    * The biggest obstacle to getting employee buy-in and commitment [15:55]
    * And much MORE.
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    Guest: Sean FieldsSEAN FIELDS, P.E., LSSBB, MSIE, co-author of https://www.amazon.com/Quantum-Lean-Taking-Systems-Level/dp/1604271752/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1andkeywords=quantum+leanandsr=8-1 (Quantum Lean), has over 30 years of experience in a variety of industries, including oil field equipment manufacturing, food processing, and job shops, working in various phases of business, including the shop floor, quality, safety, and engineering.
    Sean is a network member of the nonprofit organization BeehiveFund, which assists companies with pro­duction scheduling, inventory control, and developing quality-management systems.
    He is also a columnist for the Lub­bock Avalanche Journal and a licensed professional engineer in Texas.
    Related Resources:Contact Sean and connect with him on https://www.linkedin.com/in/sean-fields-21290b45/ (LinkedIn).
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    • 20 min
    Why Improving Franchise Growth is the Easiest Way to Unlock More Wealth

    Why Improving Franchise Growth is the Easiest Way to Unlock More Wealth

    Improving Franchise GrowthIf you want to know how to become a thriving franchise superstar by improving franchise growth you’re in the right place because my next guest, Scott Greenberg, literally wrote the book on the subject.
    Scott is the author of http://www.thewealthyfranchisee.com/ (The Wealthy Franchisee) and he’s here to share some ways for improving franchise growth to help you unlock more wealth and financial security for you, your family and your employees.
    What You’ll Discover About Improving Franchise Growth (highlights and transcript):https://businessconfidentialradio.com/?p=101470andpreview=true# (HIGHLIGHTSCLICK HERE FOR AUDIO TRANSCRIPT)


    * The mindset needed to improve franchise growth [01:19]
    * Why more respect for hourly workers is necessary for improving franchise growth [03:52]
    * How to help employees grow vs. merely directing their work [06:59]
    * Improving franchise growth and the irony of customer service [08:38]
    * Mind traps that keep you from improving franchise growth [10:42]
    * Understanding the dynamics of franchise ownership [14:30]
    * The secret sauce to improving franchise growth [15:10]
    * And much MORE
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    Guest: Scott Greenberg Scott Greenberg designs game-changing steps to grow businesses, build high-performing teams and create unforgettable customer experiences.
    For ten years Scott was a multi-unit, award-winning franchise owner with Edible Arrangements. His operation won international recognition: “Best Customer Service” and “Manager of the Year,” out of more than 1000 locations worldwide.
    Today he’s a sought-after international speaker, business coach and author with clients that include McDonalds, Great Clips, GNC, RE/MAX, Smoothie King, Global Franchise Group and countless other companies in all 50 U.S. states and throughout the world.
    Going beyond numbers and profits, Scott delves into the human-side of business to help organizations boost performance and make a memorable impact on the lives of customers and employees. He is a VIP contributor to Entrepreneur.com and the author of the book, http://www.thewealthyfranchisee.com/ (The Wealthy Franchisee: Gaming-Changing Steps to Coming a Thriving Franchise Superstar. )
    Related Resources:Contact Scott and connect with him on https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-greenberg-1b17539/ (LinkedIn), https://www.facebook.com/MotivationalSpeakerScottGreenberg (Facebook), https://twitter.com/GreenbergScott (Twitter), https://www.instagram.com/scottcgreenberg/ (Instagram), and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrtq7im7wJJTJXjVN-CARsg (YouTube).
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    • 19 min
    Improve Your Communications With These Powerful Media Interview Tips

    Improve Your Communications With These Powerful Media Interview Tips

    Media Interview TipsYou need some powerful media interview tips if you want to put your best foot forward and communicate with influence and authority.
    Lucky for you today’s guest, Mr Ed Barks, is a high-powered Washington DC communications strategist who will give us an inside look into this rarified world and the media interview tips you need to be successful.
    What You’ll Discover About Media Interview Tips (highlights and transcript):https://businessconfidentialradio.com/?p=101070andpreview=true# (HIGHLIGHTSCLICK HERE FOR AUDIO TRANSCRIPT)
    * 3 Essential media interview tips for beginners [01:55]
    * Why you need soundbites [03:52]
    * Rules of the Road for dealing with reporters [04:47]
    * Media interview tips for Main Street CEOs [05:33]
    * Media interview tips for answering awkward questions [07:30]
    * Common newbie mistakes when dealing with the media [08:48]
    * How Zoom has changed the media interview game [10:52]
    * Media interview tips for Zoom [12:48]
    * And much MORE
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    Guest: Ed BarksEd Barks is a Washington, D.C., communications strategy and training consultant and author. His corporate and association clients hire him to help them strengthen the messages and the communications skills their executives need on a daily basis. He shows them how to gain an enhanced reputation, greater confidence, a brighter career path, and realization of long-term business and public policy goals.
    Ed has guided the learning of more than 5500 business leaders, association executives, government officials, thought influencers, and communications staffers, and is the author of https://www.barkscomm.com/eds-books (three books):
    Reporters Don’t Hate You: 100+ Amazing Media Relations Strategies
    A+ Strategies for C-Suite Communications: Turning Today’s Leaders into Tomorrow’s Influencers
    The Truth About Public Speaking: The Three Keys to Great Presentations
    He recently completed a nine-year tenure on the National Press Club’s Board of Governors, and formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Institute for Management Consultants National Capital Region. He is also a faculty member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management.
    Related Resources:Contact Ed and connect with him on the http://bit.ly/CsuiteBlueprint (C-Suite Blueprint blog), https://twitter.com/EdBarks (Twitter), and http://bit.ly/CommsStrategyTV (Communications Strategy TV).
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    • 22 min
    A Smart Way to Reconsider the Value of Your Office Workplace Post-Covid

    A Smart Way to Reconsider the Value of Your Office Workplace Post-Covid

    OFFICE WORKPLACE POST-COVIDHow do you re-evaluate the value of your office workplace post-covid when the world for office workers has changed dramatically and working remotely has become common place?
    Today’s guest, real estate expert Chris Kane, has some powerful ideas about how to reimagine the workplace for the future . . . oh wait . . . the future is NOW.
    What You’ll Discover About the Office Workplac Post-Covid (highlights and transcript):https://businessconfidentialradio.com/?p=99901andpreview=true# (HIGHLIGHTSCLICK HERE FOR AUDIO TRANSCRIPT)
    * The utility of the office workplace post-Covid [01:12]
    * How technology changed the office workplace [04:50]
    * The key question to ask about the role of a physical office workplace post-Covid [06:69]
    * Factors to consider in evaluating the office workplace post-Covid [08:00]
    * How the office workplace post-Covid impacts the War for Talent [11:10]
    * How to make workplaces more fit for 21st century workers [16:04]
    * The commercial real estate’s dirty secret [19:55]
    * And MUCH more.
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    Guest: Chris KaneChris Kane has worked in the Corporate Real Estate sector for over thirty years, having operated as the Vice President of International Corporate Real Estate for The Walt Disney Company, before acting as Head of Corporate Real Estate at the BBC.
    His new book, https://www.amazon.com/Where-My-Office-Reimagining-Workplace-ebook/dp/B0851GPH3J/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1andkeywords=kane+and+where+is+my+officeandqid=1629194184andsr=8-1 (Where Is My Office? Reimagining the Workplace for the 21st Century) (Bloomsbury Business, Oct. 15, 2020) investigates innovative corporate real estate thinking in the modern workplace.
    Related Resources:Contact Chris and connect with him on https://www.linkedin.com/in/cjkane20/ (LinkedIn) and https://twitter.com/chriskane55 (Twitter).
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    • 28 min

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Delightful and insightful podcast with very useful practical information to deal with stress.

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So good and practical

I just listened to the episode with Jason Linett. It was fantastic. I am going to implement his “so that” straight away. Loving the guests and themes Hanna is doing.

Corrica ,

Great quality!

This woman does a very good job to be clear and direct with her content. I came across the podcast when searching for new ones on Twitter, and was happy to see it recommended. While I work in a start-up, I wouldn’t call myself an entrepreneur, but still find the information helpful!

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