It’s the unexpected twists that transform small businesses for the better. Each week, learn from a real small business owner who took what appeared to be a disastrous failure and turned it into an amazing opportunity - making it the BEST Business Mistake they could have ever made! Hosted by Sue Brooke and powered by Alignable, the social referral network - where more than 6 million small business owners feel at home
Rebecca Beeson - Integrated Success Coach in Boston
Rebecca Beeson is a business coach who's spent multiple decades as a successful clothing designer and entrepreneur in the fashion industry. With 25 years as a business owner and spiritual student, she combines practical know-how with transformational wisdom. Hear how to recognize your burning desire, keep your eye on the ball, set up systems and procedures early, know when to pivot, and how Rebecca hosted carnival games in her yard as a kid. Connect with Rebecca on Alignable
Natalie DeLeo - Mortgage Consultant at Mortgage Resource Plus in Eastern Michigan
Natalie DeLeo is a Mortgage Consultant who's worked for Mortgage Resource Plus for 35 years. She started her career as a realtor and also spends time as a caregiver and event planner. Hear how to listen to your customers, drive referrals, deliver excellent customer service, focus on giving, and her friend who reinvigorated her business with hot cocoa. Connect with Natalie on Alignable
Tom Harris - Business Coach, Speaker, and Author in East Lansing
Tom Harris is an Entrepreneur Development Coach and Branding Consultant who's been in the entrepreneurial space for over 30 years. He started his career as an employee before realizing he was going to spend his life at that desk if he didn't make a change. Hear how to validate your offering, work on bettering yourself, why you should read a lot of books, the power of long-term business relationships, and Tom’s 12 Cultural Principles. Connect with Tom on Alignable
Sallie Wagner - Intentional Life Coaching Owner in Florida
Sallie Wagner is the Owner of Intentional Life Coaching. She's also a licensed real estate broker, real estate instructor, and licensed attorney. Hear why you should do your own research before making a big move, how to prioritize your tasks, plan out your day the night before, treat your business like a business, and do what you love. Connect with Sallie on Alignable
Ligaya Kelly - Bouquet Canyon Kennels Owner in Southern California
Ligaya Kelly is the Owner of Bouquet Canyon Kennels in Santa Clarita, California. She moved to the property with her family in 2011, purchased the business in 2016, and hosts dozens of pets every day. Hear what to look for when buying a business, why there’s no competition, how to teach and learn from other small business owners, break through with your marketing, and the most unique animals she’s ever taken care of. Connect with Ligaya on Alignable
Susan Sheppard - Relationship Expert and Nurse in Southern California
Susan Sheppard is a Relationship Expert, Registered Nurse, and the CEO of Getting What You Want. She has spent over 35 years in crisis intervention in emergency services and over 20 years of relationship coaching. Hear how to focus on building your business, create efficient systems, validate the market for your product or service, the business skills that translate from nursing, and her time working with Michael E. Gerber. Connect with Susan on Alignable
Great insights from seasoned entrepreneurs and small business owners. A must listen for any small business person.
Amazing story. Never give up!!!
Genuine advice and a true story of never giving up on what you want.
Everyone needs a leap of faith. Thank you Al for sharing all your trials and tribulations. I love the tips on, What are people’s perception! You are valuable!! Sue excellent show and I am excited to hearing your weekly show.
A Must Listen For Entrepreneurs
Sue does a phenomenal job of interviewing her guests and letting their story shine. The guests have such valuable wisdom to share from their years in business. This podcast is a MUST for anyone trying to start a company/operating a small business. Consider it added to your must-listen list! ☺️