Biz Chat Ohio content archives

Season one

Biz Chat Ohio podcast

Podcast 1.6: Workplace stress with Anna Tyrrell

Summary: Stress, and more so, stress at the workplace, has certainly been compounded over the past 15 months with Covid – a lot of people were and many still are feeling foggy. There have been a variety of workplace adjustments and while it may seem like we’ve...

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Podcast 1.3: Minimizing Fraud Risks with Frank Suponcic

Summary: Guest, Frank Suponcic of Marcum LLC’s valuation, forensic and litigation services group, concentrates on fraud and embezzlement. Frank has investigated and managed multi-million dollar forensic engagements. He helps businesses investigate payroll, cash...

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Podcast 1.2: Amanda Todorovich: Content marketing

Summary: Guest, Amanda Todorovich, Senior Director of Content at the Cleveland Clinic, has grown the Cleveland Clinic's digital marketing team from three people and soon to be 80 people. She's an award winning marketing expert passionate about building audiences by...

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Podcast 1.1: Neil Singh: Grow to the next level

Summary: Listen, as Neil Singh, Director of business development and technology at TeamNeo, talks to us about how TeamNEO helps small and mid-sized businesses in NE Ohio grow and what it takes to qualify for their assistance. Neil shares ways business owners/managers...

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Biz Chat Ohio articles

How to Grow Your Team to Grow Your Sales


Ask any business owner what their goal for the year is and many will respond with “grow sales.” And as an owner, the pressure to motivate a sales team or your business developer can seem like a herculean task. Consequently, the owner ends up bearing the weight of...

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I Own the Company and Hate My Job!

"I hate my job.  It wouldn't be like this if only I owned the company!" For many employees, the thought of leaving their day job "working for the man" includes visions of everyday happiness and nights of sound sleep. Oftentimes, the idea of company ownership also...

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What a Small Business Owner Should Know About Cloud Computing

In the cloud. Cloud storage. Cloud computing. For many of today’s small business owners, hearing the word “cloud” means shifting the visual from meteorology to technology. What should a small business owner know about cloud computing? Cloud computing is here and...

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Workplace Stress: Signs, symptoms, and strategies

From job stability and downsizing, to the pressures from a new boss, short deadlines, and unrealistic demands, today’s workers are stressed. Workplace stress not only includes mental stress, but also physical stress—noise, crowded workstations, no privacy or being...

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Starting a Business: Top tips to help you succeed

Starting a business is exciting. Some businesses began with a simple idea on the back of a napkin, in a garage, or an ah-ha moment in the middle of the night. We’ve heard about the cocktail napkin idea that later became Southwest Airlines and the garage-start stories...

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Using Social Media for Small Business

Small business owners have a variety of options when it comes to social media marketing to grow their business or promote a product. Because social media marketing is another set of tools in the marketing toolbox, oftentimes, business leaders are unfamiliar with how...

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Discovering New Opportunities to Grow Your Business

For some business owners, while the idea to grow their business is attractive, myths surrounding how to grow the business can be stifling. Growing a business requires a different plan than starting a business. According to Neil Singh, one of the top thought leaders in...

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Season two

Biz Chat Ohio podcast S2

Elevating your Career with Movie Art Director, Geza Kassai

Summary: Geza shares his meteoric career trajectory as he went from Jewelry Designer to Architect to Art Director of Hollywood film and tv shows within the span of 20 years. Geza has worked on films such as Judas and the Black Messiah, Dark Waters, White Boy Rick and...

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Podcast 2.6: Life transformation with Kurt Treu

Summary: Break out of "Survival Mode" and transform into your best self. Kurt Treu, The Growth Coach, explains the universal limitation and how to break free from it. Kurt also answers these profound questions: Why is it what always worked for me in the past does not...

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Podcast 2.4: Entrepreneurial advice with Rick Coleman

Summary: Rick Coleman is an author, entrepreneur and owner of Jackpot Chicken Food Truck – a Best of Cleveland finisher since 2016. He is also the author of, "So You Want to Be a Food Truckr?" to help other entrepreneurs help launch successful food truck businesses....

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Podcast 2.3: Getting found on Google with Nadine Nocero-Tye

Summary: Nadine Nocero-Tye discusses how to get your business found on Google by your target audience. Nadine has been helping companies turn 'arts and craft' style marketing into revenue-driving investments for the last 10 years. As a partner at SyncShow, a digital...

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Podcast 2.2: Perfecting your elevator pitch with Nancy Valent

Summary: Nancy Valent - Creative Rainmaker for NMV Strategies is an expert in branding, crisis communications and public relations. Nancy has created a proprietary way of creating elevator pitches that strengthen your brand while delivering your unique propositions....

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Podcast 2.1: Getting found online with Bob Goricki

Summary: Bob Goricki helps businesses get found online by their target audience through Google, social media and other digital channels. Bob has worked at marketing agencies since 2005, joined regional CPA and business advisory firm Skoda Minotti in 2006 as part of an...

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Biz Chat Ohio articles S2

Free help with building your career of passion

Building your career of passion is more accessible than ever before Many of us may find ourselves in a daily grind that isn't fulfilling, but pays well. Some of us find ourselves in a job that we love, but doesn't pay the bills. And A LOT of us simply don't know what...

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How do I find and hire someone to design my brand?

First, you need to define what “branding” is to you and what your end goal is. Many people’s definition of “brand” is a logo. My definition of “brand” is how your target audience feels about your product, service or company. This is influenced by everything that a...

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Business Legal Advice for Small Business Owners

As a small business owner, ignoring the potential for legal issues can be a costly misstep. The savvy small business owner will consult with a business and employment attorney not only at the inception of starting their business, but routinely as part of their trusted...

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Using Google to Grow Your Small Business

For many small business owners, the idea that using Google to automatically grow your small business couldn’t be farther from the truth. The online status quo is not “ok.” Some business owners rely on Google to “find” their business with little marketing effort on...

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Pitch Perfect: Crafting your small business elevator pitch

The elevator pitch, when perfectly crafted, can help set your business apart from the competition. The small business elevator pitch or, elevator speech, is a no-cost marketing tool that can yield tremendous dividends. “What is it you do?” is often the prompt and...

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Getting Found Online: SEO for the small business CEO

Getting found online is no easy feat. For some small business CEO’s, it is a shock and surprise to learn that getting found online requires more than just a few keywords embedded on their website. One of the keys to being found online is to have a very clear...

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