Episode 511 – From Concert Halls To Living Rooms – Marketing Music Like A Coach with Ben Thomas

Ben has spent most of the past 15 years of his life being a dual-career music pastor and indie-folk singer/songwriter. A few years ago his world view seemed to be expanding beyond the boxes that “church” could contain. So, in order to creatively explore beyond the walls of his past, he moved from Illinois to…

Episode 507 – From Mega Church To Macchiato – Reinveting Relevance with Scott Hodge

Scott Hodge is the Lead Pastor of The Orchard Community, an eclectic spiritual community of artists, innovators, dreamers and thinkers helping people become who they’ve been created them to be. Scott is also the founder of Society 57, a 7-day a week social space set to open this October in beautiful downtown Aurora, Illinois. Society…

Episode 506 – How Does Making Yourself Obsolete Makes you More Valuable Now?

Most businesses are busy trying to create customers for life. But in some cases, It makes more sense to make you and your services become obsolete to customers. This is especially true if you are in the coaching, medical, or legal fields! Customers come to you with a problem, and it’s your job to fix…

Episode 496 – Do You Have An Attitude of Gratitude? How To Find One!

There are two kinds of people in this world – People who get up in the morning and say, “Good Morning God”, and those who say “Good God… It’s Morning?” Are you seeing life through the lens of “If I could only?” or are you living with an “Attitude of Gratitude?” While having a coffee…

Episode 491 – Jonny Hates Marketing But Loves His Three Pillars Of Success with Jonny Cooper

British author, piano player, international racing driver and business coach Jonny Cooper is the founder of www.JonnyHatesMarketing.com. Since growing a business to 8-figures and exiting, Jonny’s been supporting coaches, trainers, therapists and consultants who are serious about building their thriving practice, changing the world and enjoying a life of effortless abundance. His Client Attraction Blueprint…

Episode 439 – How To Use LinkedIn To Look Sweet In The C-Suite with Deb Krier

Deb Krier is a LinkedIn Strategist, social media advisor, and professional speaker. For more than 10 years, she has work with professionals to optimize their use of LinkedIn. As the founder of Wise Women Communications, a full-service marketing agency, she sees LinkedIn as a vital marketing tool for professionals at any level.
Throughout her career, Deb has worked with corporations and nonprofit organizations developing and maximizing their marketing and public relations efforts. But, senior executives often don’t see themselves as something that needs marketed. Drawing on her experience in working for small businesses, one of the largest corporations in the world, the nonprofit realm and as an entrepreneur, she demonstrates how LinkedIn is a strategic tool that enables everyone to improve their business, whether large or small, and create an impressive personal brand.
With more than 20 years of experience, Deb has a Master’s Degree in Marketing as well as a Master’s Degree in Communication Management. She has the experience and knowledge to help busy executives make an impact with their LinkedIn Profiles.

Episode 437 – Don’t Just Build A Business But Make A Difference – The Hero Factor with Jeffrey Hayzlett

Jeffrey is a leading business expert, cited in Forbes, SUCCESS, Mashable, Marketing Week and Chief Executive, among many others. He shares his executive insight and commentary on television networks like Bloomberg, MSNBC, Fox Business, and C-Suite TV. Hayzlett is a former Bloomberg contributing editor and primetime host, and has appeared as a guest celebrity judge on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump for three seasons. He is a turnaround architect of the highest order, a maverick marketer and C-Suite executive who delivers scalable campaigns, embraces traditional modes of customer engagement, and possesses a remarkable cachet of mentorship, corporate governance, and brand building.

Episode 400 – Lessons Learned in 4 Years and 400 Episodes?

On November 2nd, 2014, this podcast was launched. It was originally called “My Marketing Magnet” because I thought people would not get the BACOn reference about me and my book “It’s Not About You, It’s About Bacon! Relationship Marketing in A Social Media World!”. Boy, was I wrong?

Three months later, I changed it to “The Bacon Podcast” and it started to take off. I had to go through all the past episodes and re-edit them with new intros and outros, text, art and more! Now it receives thousands of downloads a month and was voted one of the top small business podcasts by Inc. Magazine!

Episode 395 – How To Make More Money? Change Your Money Mindset! with Marla Tabaka

Marla Tabaka is an internationally known small business strategist, national radio show host, and leading Inc.com author. Her integrative approach to coaching combines mindset management and strategic planning, resulting in multi-million dollar businesses for many of her small business clients.

After a career of 22-years as an Emmy Award-winning producer at NBC Television,  Tabaka worked as a creative consultant for large and mid-sized corporations, established and sold a retail business, and then founded her business coaching practice in 2003. Early in her coaching career she achieved the status of leading coach with the American Express sponsored “Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence” program where she led dozens of female business owners to successful 7 and 8 figure business results.

In 2015 she co-founded EmpruV Business Value Builders with ABC’s Shark Tank’s original Shark and founder of As Seen on TV, Kevin Harrington. The two co-host the nationally broadcasted Big Pitch Radio Show and Tabaka holds an Advisory Board position at the award-winning DRTV consultancy, Shark Finds with Kevin Harrington.

In addition to her articles at Inc.com, you’ll find Tabaka’s work featured in major business publications such as American Express Open, Fox Business News, TIME Business, NAWBO SmartBrief, The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com, and The Business Intelligence Report. 

Episode 388 – How To Effectively Deal With Difficult Clients?

Have you ever had a client or project that just did not go as planned? Business is filled with learning lessons and If it was easy, that client may not have chosen you! You possess a level of expertise, knowledge and an ability to solve client problems. Sometimes what starts out as an outstanding and amicable relationship can take a turn for the worse and head south!

Sometimes it can be your fault, while other times it is the clients, but it’s usually not that cut and dry. Often it’s a combination of all of the above. So what can you do to get the project back on track?