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by Darlene Ziebell

 

Loretta Fralin-Rapp

Author and Entrepreneur 

Meet Loretta Fralin-Rapp, author and entreperneur. 

Loretta talks about her challenges with mental illness, being diagnosed as bipolar.  

In her new book Confessions for the Narrow Road, she shares her challenges and helps others in her guided study groups called, Confessions and Beyond.  

Click here to connect with Loretta.

It takes courage to face your personal demons and challenges.

Click here to listen.  Whether you struggle with mental illness or know someone who does, Loretta shares her personal challenges in this podcast.

She discusses how she authored her book based on her own personal struggles.   She helps others by guiding them through study groups. 

To help others who struggle with mental illness, Loretta founded Purity Arts Center, a 501c3 located in Ottawa, Illinois.  Learn what it takes to start a non-profit.

Darlene’s Biz Talk is available on Spotify, Pocketcasts, RadioPublic, Google Podcasts and other streaming platforms.

 

Steve Bailey

Independent Consultant and Advisor

Steve Bailey, a 30 year veteran of business, discusses many issues that challenge a startup.  Steve’s skill as an independent consultant and advisor, helps companies reach the next level of success. 

Steve talks about what can happen to those who leave the corporate world to take on the challenge of becoming a business owner.  

Moving from sole proprietor to an employer based organization can be a challenge for many small businesses. 

Click here to reach Steve Bailey on linkedin. 

What It Takes To Move From Punching The Time Clock To Being Your Own Boss

Click here to listen.  Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or starting for the first time, Steve shares some invaluable lessons.

Steve discusses what it takes to move from being an employee working for a major corporation to owning your own business, Steve discusses change, management and passion to reach your goals.

Darlene’s Biz Talk is available on Spotify, Pocketcasts, RadioPublic, Google Podcasts and other streaming platforms.

Candice Anderson, Founder

Ready, Set, Glow Beauty

After 17 years working for others in the beauty business, Candice left to create her own startup in this saturated market. 

She differentiates her business by sharing space with several beauty artists.  Each with their own skills, has an opportunity to work for themselves in a studio environment where each supports the other.  

Candice’s desire to create a happy and sharing space worked in her favor during the covid pandemic.  Each of her artists has their own studio space within her larger studio allowing for social distancing. 

Look for Ready Set Glow in Akron Ohio. Contact them at 330-812-0404 for your appointment.  Email them at: info@readysetglowbeauty.com

Learn how a 2 year old startup company quickly doubled their strategy in one year.  Candice Anderson, founder of Ready, Set Glow, Beauty, learned how to compete in a saturated market.

Click here to listen.  Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or starting for the first time, Candice shares some invaluable lessons.

Darlene’s Biz Talk is available on Spotify, Pocketcasts, RadioPublic, Google Podcasts and other streaming platforms.

Mark Seven, President

Get Away With Murder, Inc. 

Playing such diverse roles as a rabbi, a showboat Captain, a nervous ad executive, a slimy sports writer, and a  ruthless rubber baron, MARK SEVEN  has been described as “the best character actor in the industry.”  Add to that his more than 12 years as an accountant in corporate finance and his Bachelors Degree in Music/Theatre, it all adds up to more than 25 years as the owner and producer of a successful theatre company. 

“Get Away With Murder,” a small enterprise specializing in popular comedy mystery “who-dun-its” in the Chicago area, Mr. Seven has since expanded his troupe into a national franchise traveling throughout the USA.  His ability to adapt to ever-changing circumstances is revealed in his response to the shutdown of theatres due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  Not willing to sit idle for untold months, he instead created a new branch of business, recreating vintage radio mystery dramas using the modern technology of Zoom.  Creativity and perseverance are his two main resources for business longevity.

Learn how a 25 year old entertainment company quickly adapted to survive the pandemic.  One of the hardest hit industries in the United States, Mark took action before it was too late.

Click here to listen.  Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or starting for the first time, Mark shares some invaluable lessons.

Darlene’s Biz Talk is available on Spotify, Pocketcasts, RadioPublic, Google Podcasts and other streaming platforms.

Holli Cipowski

H&K Photography, Inc. 

H & K Photography strives to make their customers’ portrait experience the most memorable they will ever have.

Capturing Memories for a Lifetime.  Their goals are to build customer loyalty and repeat business by exceeding expectations again and again.   Holli  loved taking pictures since she was eight years old when she received her first camera.  She posed family and friends and to this day still enjoys taking their portraits.

She’s done many portraits such as head shots, family, children and special events.  Her portraits have been published and she  received multiple awards for her unique lighting and location. She believes in making you laugh, because laughter brings out the natural beauty in a person.


“My family and I have relocated to Arizona in 2016 and I look forward to continuing my photo journey and meeting new smiles,” Holli

 

On this podcast Holli shares the challenges she overcame starting a new business in a community where she had no prior relatiionships.

Whether you are a seasoned entrepreneur or a starting up, learn from Holli’s networking techniques. She’ll share with you how she develped a steady stream of clients in less than two years.

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Darlene’s Biz Talk is available on Spotify, Pocketcasts, RadioPublic, Google Podcasts and other streaming platforms.

 

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