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Episode Fifty Eight – Jonathan Nichols, Apogee Capital

Have you ever made your hobby into your career?

My latest guest has….

Jonathan Nichols made the leap from real estate enthusiast to business owner with the launch of Apogee Capital, which he and his wife founded together, to provide real estate investment opportunities in the multifamily asset class for investors looking for better returns than what they can achieve in their traditional 401k or IRA accounts. They purchase medium size B and C class properties in Texas with value add opportunities that we can leverage for maximum returns to help pave the way for their investors to achieve financial freedom for them and their families.

He shares his journey from an engineer with a hobby to a business owner with a thriving real estate business.

To learn more, please click https://www.apogeemfc.com/.

Episode Fifty Seven – Carla Ward, Early Learning Foundations

All I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.

How often have you thought about that statement, or taken the time to think about the fundamentals that you learned in elementary school?

There is so much that kids learn during these critical stages in their life and, at times, they are not able to fully absorb the key aspects of the lessons.  This is where great teachers and tutors can be of great assistance to not only their current coursework but to their future learning.

My guest for this episode of 𝐒𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐁𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐎𝐰𝐧𝐞𝐫 – 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐍𝐨𝐰 is Carla Ward, an Early Childhood Educator and the founder of Early Learning Foundations, a business dedicated to education and enhancing the work of Early Childhood Educators. She has held a variety of roles in the education field for more than 17 years. Carla is a certified Wunderled educator and brings a sense of wonder and passion into every aspect of her business, from hosting The Everything ECE Podcast, to workshop development, to digital course creation as well as running a full-time online tutoring business. Carla loves to share actionable and inspiring ideas with fellow educators both in and out of the classroom to help support professional practices in Early Childhood Education.

She tells the story of how she began what was then just a tutoring business and how it grew incrementally as her young students moved on to older grades and wanted her to continue to be a tutoring resource for them. Carla’s is a great journey of reaching children and making their education an enjoyable and rewarding experience, for them and for their teachers, all while building a successful business.

You can learn more about Carla and Early Learning Foundations at https://elfoundations.com/.

Episode Fifty Six – Janice and Alan Caine, Custom College Visits

Do you have a high school student who is trying to figure out what college to attend?  Do you have kids in college and remember how stressful and challenging that experience was?  Well my guests definitely understand what parents, and their students, are going through and they are able to help create the plan to make this period as easy and successful as possible.

My guests are Janice and Alan Caine and they combine their experience in the travel world with the understanding of what colleges are looking for in their prospective students and what families are looking for as part of their college tour adventures to create a plan and travel itinerary to make the process less stressful.

They not only book all the travel plans for you, but they help connect with professors and key individuals on campus for you and your student to meet with.  They make it a pleasurable learning experience and provide you with access to the information you need to make the correct choice for your child’s future

To learn more, click https://customcollegevisits.com/.

Episode Fifty Five – Liesel Hill, The Prolific Author

Have you ever thought of writing a book?  Do you have a story inside of you that you want to get down on paper?

Have you tried to write a book, and found it a little challenging?  Perhaps having the right person to guide you through the process is what you need.

Which is why I am excited to have Liesel Hill as my guest for this episode.  She is owner of The Prolific Author, a USA Today Best-Selling Author and and teaches authors to write.

As a writer, she writes stories for people who need compelling, exciting, passionate stories to help them escape from real life for a time.   As a business owner, she works with authors to help frame their stories and develop the book that will speak to their audience.  She shares her business journey with us during this conversation filled with creative development strategy and experiences.

To learn more, you can find her at https://www.facebook.com/theprolificauthor.

Episode Fifty Three – Teresa Klyawasew, Kiy HR Services Inc

Some small businesses do not understand how important it is to have someone experienced in  Human Resources addressing the needs of their company until they have made a significant error or have a challenging employee situation.  But the Wonderful Wizard of HR understands.

My guest is Teresa Kiyawasew and she shares her experience working in Human Resources in the corporate world and her story of building her own HR business.  She helps small businesses with an easy, done-for-you cost-effective, and streamlined way of approaching and managing HR.  She also assists them in finding, keeping and  offboarding employees.

To learn more, click https://www.kiyhr.ca/.

Episode Fifty Two – Tarek Hossain, Double Space Moving and Storage

My latest guest is definitely on the move.  He is Tarek Hossain of Double Space Moving and Storage in Toronto, Canada, on-demand moving and storage service that prides themselves on their transparent pricing and easy process.


Tarek shares how he launched his moving company and the different ways he has marketed and scaled the business and grown it to be a leader in their local market.  He goes in-depth about their experiences during the Covid lockdowns and how they have tested the waters marketing online.  His is a story about seeing opportunities and taking chances, entering an industry that he had no experience in but saw a need for a better service provider.  He also shared his value of the customer and how they focus on the entire customer experience.


You can learn more at https://doublespace.ca/

Episode Fifty One, Aaron Michaels – Culinary Convenience

My guest for this latest episode of 𝐒𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐁𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 – 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐧 & 𝐍𝐨𝐰 is Aaron Michaels, owner of Culinary Convenience, a privately-owned chef and foodservice-equipment supply company based out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Founded in 2002, Culinary Convenience was originally conceptualized as a mobile toy store for chefs.  Recognizing needs that were going unmet in an incredibly dynamic industry, Aaron branched out and opened a brick-and-mortar location.  In fact, his actual business actually launched from a class project in business school.  He left school and began his mobile operation.

Aaron has a diverse clientele, ranging from executive chefs of celebrated gourmet food institutions to amateur food enthusiasts simply seeking to sharpen their skills.  He shares how him business began and grew and the marketing journey he has been on.

To learn more, click www.culinary-convenience.com.


Episode Fifty – Jackie Ulmer, Network Marketing Business Trainer

Very excited to share Episode Fifty of Small Business Marketing – Then & Now and even more excited to present my special guest.  Jackie Ulmer is a Network Marketing Business Trainer who has a huge passion is helping women (and men) get out of being “stuck” and get into having more of what it is they really want.

She works primarily with Network Marketing and Direct Sales professionals, who hire her to optimize their Social Media and Sales results.  She helps them reach their ultimate goals through network marketing -More Money, More Time, More Freedom, More Peace, More Influence, and More Opportunities.

She built a high six figure annual income working her business from home using High Tech (Internet) and High Touch (Phone/Text, Face to Face and Direct Mail) techniques.  She actually started in network marketing before the days of the internet, mastering the sales process and developing her core marketing principles.    She has been teaching her techniques to newer network marketers since 2005.

She shares her incredible marketing journey and incredible networking marketing knowledge with us in this episode.

To learn more about Jackie, click https://jackieulmer.com/