The Business Credit and Financing Show

The Business Credit and Financing Show is produced by Credit Suite and hosted by Ty Crandall, business credit expert and best-selling author of Perfect Credit and Business Credit Decoded. Each week we talk about the business growth strategies that matter most to entrepreneurs. Listen in as we discuss the secrets to getting credit cards, loans, and credit lines to start and grow your business, even when you think you can’t get financing at a bank. And enjoy as we talk with seasoned business owners, coaches, influencers, and industry leaders on a variety of business growth strategies from how to market, hire, scale, increase revenue and profit, and the nuts and bolts of running a highly successful business. Listeners leave every 30-60-minute episode with actionable information you can use to start, grow, and fund a highly profitable business.
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Sep 30, 2020

In this interview, Nathan Jones shares how to properly wipe electronic devices such as computers and smart devices so criminals don’t steal and misuse your personal information. 

About Our Guest:

Nathan Jones is a data security industry expert is responsible for overseeing sales efforts globally. He has over 14 years of experience and is a regular speaker at Industry Conferences. He handles Worldwide Sales and Strategic Relations for White Canyon Software. Often, people overlook the importance of data security when they're growing and cultivating a successful business.

During the show we discussed:

● Data Leakage

● How hackers use data

● Best ways to protect data

● Mistakes business owners make when getting rid of old computers

● Wrong ways people get rid of their electronics

● What NSA recommends to do with old electronics

● Why is it bad to improperly discard old electronics

● Data persistence/remanence

● How data persistence harm businesses

● Eliminating remnant data

● Methods to permanently erase data

● How to 100% wipe your data before getting rid of a device

● Plugging a tool into your USB to completely wipe hard drive

● Electronics to wiped before getting rid of it

● Wiping your smart device before getting rid of it

● The necessity of data destruction

● Data destruction tools

Show resources:

Sep 29, 2020

Rod Khleif is a multiple business owner and philanthropist who is passionate about entrepreneurship and giving back.

Rod Khleif soared from humble beginnings as a young, impoverished Dutch immigrants to incredible success. Khleif’s experience involves both remarkable triumphs, and spectacular failures, which he affectionately calls “seminars.” Rod will explain the mindset required to recover from loosing $50m in the crash of 2008 to the success he enjoys today. Rod brings incredible authenticity and insight to his approach to real estate, business, success and life.


During the show we discuss:


● Managing your focus to accomplish ultimate success

● Getting your mindset right to reach unimaginable levels of success

● How to pivot during times of crisis to have even greater success

● The goal setting strategy to adopt to get through the worst crises

● Using visualization to get everything in life that you want

● Why put time limits on your goals to better accomplish them

● Why insert pain into your goals for better success

● Why experience what you want to have a better chance of getting it

● Why practice gratitude every morning

● Why staying positive is so essential to navigating crisis

● Why stay focused on your strengths and use those to propel you

● Avoiding the crisis from happening

Show resources: use code RODFRIEND

Sep 28, 2020

Ruthann and Troy started a TalkCDL Trucking Podcast for fun which talks about trucking-related issues and right now, they have over 500,000 downloads.

During the show we discuss:

● Entering the trucking industry

● Extending trucking knowledge to YouTube and other platforms

● The start of Talk CDL Trucking Podcast

● Growing the community

● How Talk CDL Trucking Podcast help its audience

● FMCSA pilot program lowering the age limit from 21 to 18

● Recent laws and regulation that affects the trucking industry

● How dangerous is driving trucks professionally

● Avoiding aggressive drivers

● Avoiding and preventing accidents

● Overlooked issues in the trucking industry that needs a solution

Show resources:

TalkCDL Trucking Podcast

Sep 25, 2020

Tierra Allen is also known as the sassy trucker. She’s been driving trucks for 3 years.

She has her YouTube channel The sassy trucker with more than 12 thousand subscribers and counting. Her contents are about trucking and traveling.

During the show we discuss:

● Entering a Male-Dominated Industry

● Starting trucking

● How the trucking community grow throughout the years for women

● Best things in being a trucker

● How pandemic affects truckers

● How women in trucking deal with flat tires and other mechanical aspects

● Tips on Flatbed maintenance

● The most challenging part of being a trucker

● Making a Youtube Channel and growing the community

● Growing a loyal tribe of subscribers

● Showing your true self to the audience

● Surprising lessons learned along the way

Show resources:

The Sassy Trucker

Sep 24, 2020

During this show, you’ll discover …

✅  How starting a recession-proof business can be a viable recession survival strategy…

✅  … because it’s highly likely that a recession is coming

✅  The best business ideas 2020 should come with a plan to establish business credit

✅  That business credit works and it can get you money even in the worst of economic conditions

✅  Why it can be much harder to get small business funding from banks during an economic downturn

✅  How building business credit doesn’t depend on what banks do

✅  What business credit is

✅ 10 huge benefits which come from building business credit…

✅  … and they don’t depend on a good economy at all!

✅  How to set up your business for fundability no matter what the economic indicators are saying

✅  Where your business address, phone number, bank account, and more can work for you

✅  How to get started with business credit building…

✅  … and how starter vendor credit gets you going

✅  How much you can save with business credit monitoring from Credit Suite…

✅  … and why monitoring matters

✅  Where to update your business credit records

✅  How to qualify for store credit …

✅  … fleet credit …

✅  … and the more universal credit you can get with MasterCard and Visa

✅  How building business credit for your business is a great plan for recession recovery

Sep 23, 2020

In this interview, Tony Martignetti pulls back the curtain and reveals what it really takes to become a good leader.  See how to overcome challenges, how to constantly improve as a leader, how to inspire your team, and much more.

About Our Guest:

Tony is an executive and leadership coach with a specialty in working with leaders and their teams to navigate through change and unlock their true potential. He supports leaders in gaining clarity so they can make well-informed decisions, improve their leadership skills, and ultimately increase their impact. Tony is known for supporting leaders in finding clarity so that they are energized, unstoppable, and able to lead with a strong presence.

Before sharing his experience as a coach, Tony was finance and strategy professional with experience working with some of the world’s leading life sciences and biotech companies. Along his journey, he also managed a number of small businesses and ran a financial consulting company. It is his passion for helping people that fuels his inspiration at Inspired Purpose Coaching.

During the show we discuss:

● Becoming a leader

● Leader characteristics

● Becoming an inspirational leader

● Gaining the trust of your team

● Getting your team to believe in you and your vision

● Finding passion for leadership

● Being humble as a great leader

● Unlocking the true potential of a good leader

● Importance of a good leader

● Mistakes done by bad leaders

● Avoiding burnout and stress

● Why taking time off is essential

● How to get past imposter syndrome

● Importance of investing in yourself and your team

● What good leaders include in their morning routine

● Inspiring your team to have a bold vision and effective leadership

● Building a high-performing team

● The help of giving feedback to members

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Sep 22, 2020

In this episode Vlad Edelman teaches us how to radically improve our ad results by using localized data to get the customers we want when we want them.

About our Guest:

Looking for someone known for improving the customer experience? Look no further, Vlad Edelman is your man. Vlad has been in the restaurant industry for over ten years and has helped the likes of Ansible, Soapbox Mobile, and ESPN’s mobile business increase their CX. In 2014, he founded the game-changing product, HEROFI, that focused exclusively on creating better customer engagement tools for restaurants.

Through all of his wins (and loses), Vlad continues to look for ways to improve customer experiences with countless brands. Over the last five years, he has built a company that focuses on equalling out the advertisement playing field. Through using modern rules-engines, real-time data visualization and automated content targeting, Vlad’s company, Targetable, delivers an incredibly powerful, affordable, and platform-agnostic advertising engine that allows all retail companies to play like consumer giants.

During this show we discuss:

  • What localization is
  • What localization data is
  • Difference between an ad using localized data and one that doesn’t
  • Why ads localization cheaper now
  • How to effectively recycle promotions
  • How geocoding works and how to focus on customers when they’re at your location
  • Best social media platform for localized ads
  • How to run ads only when you’re not hitting your sales numbers to get to your goals
  • How artificial intelligence can help you hyper-target your ads
  • How to get your ads to learn what’s working and get better in time
  • How brand-new tech can help you advertise like billion-dollar companies do
  • How to run ads based on topographical information to get better results
  • How AI finds patterns to help you run better ads

Show resources:

Sep 21, 2020

Brittney Richardson is a Social Media Influencer who is taking the Internet by storm. 

Brittney has been featured on ABC News, Nightline, 20/20, Fox News Subsidiaries and numerous Local TV, Radio, Podcasts and Websites. She began her career in Law Enforcement and also serving on 2 Local Fire Departments as a Fire Rescue Volunteer. She also served 8 Years as a Truck Driver. Brittney is now an Entrepreneur who’s focused on inspiring others to do things they never thought possible and to living the life they dream of.

During the show we discuss:

● Getting into law enforcement as women

● Drivers slamming breaks

● Helping people as a fire rescue volunteer

● Getting into the trucking industry

● Brittney in Pink on Facebook and American Truckers on YouTube

● Breast cancer awareness truck

● How influencer affect trucking journey

● Impacting lives as an influencer

● Starting to influence and help people change their lives

● Chasing your passion

● Basics in trucking that everyone needs to know

● Having great knowledge and understanding in business/ industry

● Trying something new

● What knowledgeable leader imparts to the improvement of the team

● Brittney Richardson on Youtube

Show resources:

Facebook & Instagram @RealBrittneyRichardson 

Sep 18, 2020

Mark has been a truck driver for 32 years and he turned his knowledge and experiences into a successful Youtube Channel that teaches new drivers about the industry as well as entertains more experienced drivers. He even branched out to a website, blog and even wrote a book when his channel started getting views. He also has a podcast Blue Collar to No Collar where people from around the world listen in on the ways to change their life.


During the show we discuss:


● Starting the journey in trucking

● Teaching others about trucking

● Growing a platform

● Blue Collar to No Collar Podcast

● How Trucking Answers platforms help its audience

● Most rewarding things ever done or experience

● Finding your purpose

● Finding the right job for you

● Living your life to the fullest


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Sep 17, 2020

During this show, you’ll discover …

✅  All about the five main Equifax business credit scores

✅  The purposes and what goes into an Equifax credit score

✅  What’s in your Equifax credit reports

✅  The purposes behind your credit scores

✅  All about the Credit Risk Scores in your Equifax business credit reports

✅  The differences between the Equifax Small Business Credit Risk Score for Financial Services…

✅  … and the Equifax Small Business Credit Risk Score for Suppliers

✅  What the Small Business Failure Risk Score is all about

✅  How to read your Equifax Small Business Failure Score

✅  How the Equifax Payment Trend fits in

✅  Why the Equifax Payment Index matters

✅  How and why Equifax is blending its business credit scores with Equifax consumer scores

✅  Where Equifax shows credit utilization

✅  Where Equifax reports show firmographic data …

✅  … like bankruptcies, liens, and judgments

✅  How these 5 main Equifax business credit scores affect your business’s ability to borrow money and get business credit

Sep 16, 2020

Justin Winter is the co-founder and CEO of Boostopia.

Justin exited his prior company after growing it to $22 million in annual sales to focus on a new problem. Boostopia is the missing link to your support help desk software built for managers to understand, manage, and improve both your team and customer experience.

Justin has a rich history as an entrepreneur. Prior to founding Boostopia, Justin was the co-founder of Diamond Candles, the fastest growing and largest online home fragrance brand in the world, and grew its revenue run rate to $12M within just 12 months of launching in 2011 despite not taking any outside funding.

During the show we discuss:

● Ideal customer service people love to receive

● How efficient can the workforce become if we have one system

● Working collaboratively and independently

● Importance of working collaboratively with other customer services

● Importance of giving a high-quality customer service experience

● Kind of data to use in offering good customer service

● How bad customer service affect businesses

● What to do to provide excellent service to a customer

● How to evaluate customer service if it is working or not

● The biggest challenge customer support is facing

● Most effective customer service strategies

● Tools and resources for giving customer service

● Mistakes companies make that may lead to customer disappointments

● How to utilize customer’s feedback to ensure business excellence

● What Boostopia is

● How Boostopia help companies with resolving customer issues

Show resources:

Sep 15, 2020

Water is the new gold and in this episode, Riggs Eckelberry shows how you can invest in the future while changing the world. 

About Our Guest:

Riggs Eckelberry doesn’t look like a bomb-thrower. And yet, he’s driving the disruption of a trillion-dollar industry that has fallen behind the times and is affecting the health of millions.

Riggs Eckelberry is uniquely qualified to ride the huge wave of do-it-yourself water treatment that is transforming an industry, having learned management in the nonprofit space, captained ocean-going ships, and achieved several tech successes during the dot-com boom.

Ten years after launching public company OriginClear, Riggs and his team are offering those truck-in-place modular systems in the USA, while licensees are building products internationally using OriginClear’s low-energy, chemical-free innovation.

During the interview, we discuss:

● Why is water taken for granted?

● The current state of the world’s water

● The future of water if we didn’t take any action for it

● How water affects businesses

● What Instant Infracture is

● What Water Is The New Gold™ and MergerMarket are

● The ONLY vital scarce and recession-proof market

● What Democratizing Water Investment is

● Why entrepreneurs invest in a democratized water

● How democratized water investment help or save millions of people

● Why there are no alternative investments in water

● How Investor Waterworks

● Why this investment has a Low Default Rate

● How can it help the environment/ planet

Show resources:

Sep 14, 2020

Kuenn McClinton is the owner, editor, and photographer for Elegance on Eighteen Wheels magazine and De-Elegant Model Truck Fleet in Illinois. He started De-Elegant in 1985 with the inspiration of Mr. Ray Miller of Double Eagle Industries in Shipshewana IN, and in 2013 introduced the world to Elegance On Eighteen Wheels magazine.

He had the honor to shoot and to build some of the world’s famous and exotic big rigs in the trucking world.

With a host of rewarding shoots and creations, from Wells Fargo stagecoach teams, Budweiser Clydesdales, and Transformers 2, 3, 4, to creations for NASA, medical research mobile units, movie concept vehicles etc, he has a broad and exciting life adventure

During the show we discuss:

● Starting in a trucking industry

● Getting an inspiration into reality

● Building prototypes for big and famous clients

● Getting into custom pieces

● What Kuenn’s YouTube channel and Magazine goal

● Growing the audience in the social media platform

● The inspiration of Elegance on Eighteen Wheels

● One of the coolest truck so far

● Things to be excited for Elegance on Eighteen

● Meeting new people in the trucking industry

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Sep 11, 2020

Justin is a Dump Truck Fleet owner from Cincinnati, Ohio, where he was born and raised.

After years of working on Nitro Fuel cars on the NHRA Top Fuel Circuit, he decided to make a major career change. He bought his first dump truck in 2015, thus the start of Justin Sturgill Trucking.  From that first truck, he knew that he wanted more and build his company up. He is the current owner of 13 Peterbilt dump trucks.

During the show we discuss:

● Making a career change into trucking

● Scaling Peterbilt dump trucks

● Being your own mechanic

● Starting a YouTube channel

● How to run a show

● Gaining massive followers

● Key to growing a loyal tribe of subscribers

● Managing time in business and social media platforms

● Working under pressure

● Biggest failure

● Being a good leader

● Doing what you love and doing your best

● The best part of being an influencer

● Justin’s legacy that he wants to impart

● The worst thing of having a lot of followers

● The help of business credit in building a business

● Improving your credit score

Show resources:

Justin Sturgill Trucking




Sep 10, 2020

During this show, you’ll discover …

✅ How to get funding for minority business owners – even now

✅ How entrepreneurs who are members of minorities can get business funding to grow, survive, and thrive

✅ How it’s not your imagination…

✅ … it truly is tougher for business owners who are members of minorities to get business loans for a minority business enterprise

✅ But there is funding out there

✅ Find grants and loans for entrepreneurs who are…

✅ … female …

✅ … members of native tribes …

✅ … African American …

✅ … and Latinx

✅ There are business grants for women…

✅ … and small business loans for members of any minority group

✅ And that includes money from the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program

✅ Don’t let current conditions stop you from getting financing for your business

✅ Funding for minority business owners can be yours

Sep 9, 2020

Greg is currently CEO and Co-Founder at CareerGig after his digital experience agency, Carousel30, was acquired in 2017. He has worked with some of the world’s top brands, including Coca-Cola, Dell, FedEx, GEICO, Marriott International, MTV, Starbucks, Toyota, and VMware. He currently serves on the University of Richmond’s CX Advisory Board.

Greg’s newest book, The Center of Experience (2020) talks about how customer and employee experience can be operationalized into a cohesive brand experience. Greg’s previous book, The Agile Consumer (2019) explores the most recent shifts in the brand-consumer relationship and how companies must become more agile across their entire operation to remain successful. Greg is a regular contributing writer to Forbes, and has been featured in Advertising Age, SmartCEO, Website Magazine, and The Washington Post.

During the show we discuss:

● How the pandemic affects workforces and businesses

● How the workplace will change over the next decade and how can companies prepare for it

● What a remote workforce is

● The difference between a freelancer and a regular employee

● The misconception that remote work is just a ‘gig’

● The benefits of hiring a freelancer

● All the risks of having remote workforce

● How to decide if you should hire a freelancer

● Things to know before hiring a freelancer

● The difference between hiring a freelancer and a traditional employee

● Kinds of assessments you can do to find the best freelancers

● Doing a background check on Freelancers

● How to manage freelancers efficiently

● Tools to adapt into remote work

● Ways to use gig economy freelancers to transform your business

● How to build a team of freelancers

● How the future workplace needs to adapt

● Transitioning to remote work permanently

● How remote workforce improve diversity and inclusion

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Sep 8, 2020

There’s a 5-step process you can master to be in a Zen state and thrive under pressure. In this episode, Dr. Steve Taubman teaches us all 5 steps and how to overcome our mental obstacles to reach once unobtainable levels of success.

About Our Guest:

Dr. Steve Taubman is a bestselling author and world-class speaker who has dedicated his life to show people how to thrive through their challenges. He's written extensively on the application of contemplative practices in stressful situations and has spoken worldwide on mindset mastery for goal-oriented and helping professionals.

Dr. Taubman's works include his bestselling book, UnHypnosis; his sales mastery program, The Magic of Inner Selling; his online productivity masterpiece, Procrastination Annihilation; and his latest book on thriving through stress on life's battlefields, Bulletproof. He's also written hundreds of articles for major publications and has produced specialized hypnotic programs for business professionals to remove mental barriers to success. 

In this show we discuss:

● Why people experience challenges and difficulties

● What makes it hard for people to face adversities

● How to uncover unconditional happiness

● How to reframe to be happy on the current state

● How to reject conditional happiness and control the state of always happy

● How to develop mindfulness

● Steps to overcome adversities

● How to develop a code of conduct to live your life

● How to master focus to get more done and succeed

● How to conquer frustrations by “leaning in”

● Being simultaneously ambitious while filled with Zen-like detachment

● How to improve ourselves when what we do is not working

● How to master adversities

● How to overcome adversities

● How to stay calm in the midst of chaos

● How to easily adapt to changes

● How to reset the mindset for success

● How can challenges and difficulties mold a person

● How can Zen and a positive mindset help a leader

● How to assess business and life

Sep 3, 2020

During this show, you’ll discover …

✅ The details on a look at angel investors

✅ How some angel investors may be looking for financial safe havens…

✅ … and one of them could be your business

✅ How to get angel investing for your business…

✅ … and how it can be easier to get than venture capital

✅ What angel investors are…

✅ … and what they do

✅ The difference between affiliated and unaffiliated angel investors

✅ How to get in touch with unaffiliated angels for your startup company

✅ The sorts of risks and returns angel investors can expect

✅ How your business can get angel investing…

✅ … including how find an angel investors network on the angel investors website…

✅ … plus, more sources of angel investors

✅ A look at the biggest angel investor groups in the United States…

✅ … including specialty angel investor groups

✅ How angel investors vs venture capitalists differ

Sep 2, 2020

Most new businesses fail, and existing businesses often struggle to scale.  Buying business is the solution to both issues because you can get an already-established business that’s cash-flowing and that’s proven itself, and even add it on to your existing business.  During this show Carl Allen maps out the steps to acquire a business to rapidly scale and existing one or buy one instead of starting one from scratch.

About Our Guest:

Carl Allen is a world-class entrepreneur, investor, and corporate dealmaker who has worked on more than 330 transactions worth close to $48 billion. Carl first earned his reputation during his 16 years on Wall Street working for Bank of America, Hewlett-Packard, Forrester, and Gartner. There he advised some of the world’s largest corporations on investments, mergers, acquisitions, disposals, and restructuring. And he helped hundreds of business owners raise both equity and debt financing.

Carl founded Dealmaker Wealth Society (formerly Ninja Acquisitions) because he believes starting a business from scratch is certifiably, BATSH*T CRAZY! He wanted to use his highly specialized skill set to help others realize their dream of self-employment didn’t have to be a long, hard, up-all-night slog with a 96% failure rate in 10-years, according to The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber.

Today he is helping thousands of entrepreneurs all over the world buy existing, profitable small businesses that will immediately put money in their pockets. And best of all — he teaches them how to do this without using a dime of their own capital!

During this show, we discuss:

● Why buy a business instead of starting one

● Why businesses fail and how to succeed

● Why owners sell their businesses and how you can benefit

● People to speak to before buying a business

● How to use network and brokers to find a business to buy

● The value of buying a business rather than starting one

● Where to find businesses to buy

● How to evaluate whether a business is worth buying

● Types of businesses you can buy if you own a business now

● Ways to use partners to run the businesses you buy

● How to use LinkedIn to find people to run the businesses you acquire

● Questions to initially ask every seller to see if you should buy

● Things to look for when finding someone to run your business

Show resources:

Sep 1, 2020

Many people dream of financial freedom, but few people actually obtain it. In this show, Jonathan DeYoe shares with us the tips and path to accomplish the allusive goal of true financial freedom.

About Our Guest:

Jonathan DeYoe has led DeYoe Wealth Management since 2001, where he and his team work one on one with over two hundred families and foundations. Jonathan and his team teach simple steps to financial success and ways to mindfully overcome emotional and cognitive biases related to money.

Jonathan is the founder of Mindful.Money, where he provides keynotes and workshops at conferences and local associations. His team works with businesses to build transparent retirement plan services and financial literacy trainings for employees. Jonathan is passionate about spreading the good news of goal-focused and planning- driven wealth management to help people enjoy better financial outcomes AND happier lives!

Jonathan has been a California-based financial adviser for 24 years. He managed investments at a variety of Wall Street Companies before founding his own financial planning firms. He’s a contributor on personal finance matters for the Huffington Post, Business Insider, NerdWallet, and MindBodyGreen. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

Jonathan is a longtime Buddhist, who has practiced meditation for 25 years. He lives in Berkeley with his wife and two children.

During this show we discuss:

● 4 Ps of finance and how to use them to accomplish your financial goals

● How to set financial goals and accomplish them

● How to develop financial plan based on what makes you the happiest

● The thing that makes 401k amazing that you can duplicate with other investments

● How to prevent SB 401(k) from being eliminated due to the falling economic market

● Other options you have to make sure your retirement plan isn’t on hold If your 401(k) is terminated

● Ownership in companies as a key to financial freedom

● How to develop financial goals

● How to plan to reach goals

● Why diversification in investing is important

● Why have a clear retirement goal

● How to develop healthy habits for financial goals

● 5 tips to consider when planning for your retirement finances

● 5 ways to boost my retirement savings

● Why planning becomes harder for this generation

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