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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Oct 29, 2020

During this show, you’ll discover …

✅ All about equity crowdfunding, your little-known business financing secret weapon!

✅ Get equity crowdfunding explained

✅ Get an equity crowdfunding review…

✅ … including how it differs from rewards-based crowdfunding (like at Kickstarter or Indiegogo)

✅Learn about equity crowdfunding platforms…

✅ … and which may be better for your business’s needs

✅ Find out the purpose behind equity crowdfunding

✅ Learn what’s in it for equity crowdfunding investors…

✅ … and business owners

✅ Find out how it works

✅ Get to know why real estate is the industry most likely to use equity crowdfunding investing

✅ Find out how equity crowdfunding can work for your business

✅ Learn how equity crowdfunding is for accredited investors …

✅ … and investors like you and me

Oct 28, 2020

Joe Lawrence is an author and investor from central New Jersey who helps small business owners obtain large lines of business credit. Working in real estate, he discovered methods to line up cash quickly as a means to fund his business. He takes pride in correcting the myth that only “older, large companies can obtain lines of credit.” His company, Business Credit Workshop, teaches the methods to develop a rock-solid business credit profile as well as the little-known techniques on how and where to obtain business loans in today’s market.

During the show we discuss:

● What business credit is

● Why you need business credit for your business

● How to establish business credit

● How business credit score determined

● How to create a strong business credit profile

● Checking my business credit profile

● How to improve my business credit score to improve my chances of securing financing

● Ways to strengthen your business credit

● Misconceptions from small business owners about credit

● How is business credit similar to personal credit and how is it different

● How credit card help establish credit for a new business

● How to use business credit to get high-limit credit lines

● Tips to build a strong credit profile

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Oct 27, 2020

In this episode, Stacy Bahrenfuss otherwise known as Stacy B. shows a proven system that helps real estate agents create explosive growth with the proper training and insider knowledge that helps them take their real estate business to an unprecedented level.

About Our Guest

Stacy Bahrenfuss is the Founder + CEO of Catalyst Group, and Creator of the Limitless Realtor Circle, a professional training program for Realtors. Stacy started her real estate company at the early age of 19, sustained her company through the housing crisis of 2007-2010, and continued to scale her business beyond the 7-figure mark, to become one of the top-performing real state teams in the state of Idaho. Stacy brings a unique perspective to the real estate world as her experience is vast; she has been a single agent, has run a large team, and has even operated as a Designated Broker for Catalyst Group as a brokerage. She has personally funded a development project consisting of 11 upper-tier new luxury homes while still operating her real estate team at Catalyst. In a traditionally male-led industry, Stacy had paved the way for other female leaders, leveraging her intuition and over a decade of experience in meditation, personal development, and results coaching.

During the show we discuss:

● What realtors missing from their education

● Starting real estate business at the age of 19

● Going into recession without any formal training

● Is formal education needed in real state investing

● Kind of mindset to have a successful business especially in real estate

● How integrating mindfulness and meditation help elevate results

● Winning morning routine

● Ways Real Estate Team Leaders, Managers, and Brokers work to better empower Realtors

● How to choose a niche to specialize in

● Seizing that opportunity in real estate

● Ways that realtors help to raise the industry standard, and provide even better service to clientele

● Managing positivity and helping the team with their energy and inner state

● Tips to become a magnet for more opportunities and more clientele

● Most effective ways to advertise real estate properties to prospective buyers

● Most important information when creating a new listing on the Multiple Listing Service

● Qualities to be a good real estate agent

● Lessons from a recession

Show resources:

Oct 22, 2020

During this show, you’ll discover …

● How to handle a credit card limit decrease

● Steps to take as a business when your business credit card limit is reduced

● How lenders are changing the way they do things

● They are lending less

● Some changes are positive for borrowers

● Some changes are negative for borrowers

● Lenders are monitoring business accounts for risky behavior

● And some are even reducing existing credit card limits based on perceived risky behavior

● The Credit CARD Act of 2009 does not protect from this

● Neither Does the Truth in Lending Act of 1968

● What should you do if your business credit card limit is decreased?

● How to monitor your personal and business credit

● Why you shouldn’t close accounts with decreased card limits

● How to look for options to bridge the gap

● Options like the Credit Line Hybrid

● What is the Credit Line Hybrid?

● What benefits does the Credit Line Hybrid offer?

● Why you need expert help to guide you through the business financing process

● How to get expert help on how to handle a credit limit decrease

Oct 21, 2020

In this episode, Thom King reveals his secrets to building a hugely-successful company and having optimal health so you can be the best version of yourself. 

About Our Guest:

Part CEO, part personal development wonk, and part biohacker info geek, Thom King is a self-confessed serial entrepreneur. While his favorite book list contains many success-oriented and personal-development classics, the traditional definition of achieving success (e.g. make a lot of money) is not what inspires or motivates King. He follows more of a “you aren’t doing well unless you’re also doing some good” line of thinking. King’s company has been built around the simple principle of “do the right thing”.

In 1999, Thom’s personal passion for food and his concern over the explosion of metabolic disease led him to found Steviva Brands known as Icon Food, with a mission to help food manufacturers replace unhealthy sugars in their products with natural options. With 20 years of R&D work, Thom has helped hundreds of manufacturers improve the quality of their products. In recent years, his passion for food and optional health has intersected with his embrace of a ketogenic (low carb, high fat) diet.

During the show we discuss:

● What makes a successful entrepreneur

● How to build a business with ‘why’

● Key habits and mindset needed to be a successful entrepreneur

● Important things to know before pursuing entrepreneurship

● Why drive and determination are essential with running a successful business

● Smart ways to win competitions

● Why a lot of people failed to start or grow a business

● Common mistakes when starting a business

● “Catalysts” or exponential growth points for business

● Importance of a business plan

● Should you or should you not use venture capital to grow

● How to use crowdfunding to grow

● Why self-care is important to your success

● Best way to market your product

● What makes a successful marketing strategy

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Oct 20, 2020

In this interview, David A. Schwerin, Ph.D author of Know Your Soul: Bring Joy to Your Life reveals the best way to know yourself, get in touch with your soul, and how to bring true joy to your life. 

About Our Guest:

David A. Schwerin, Ph.D., founder and former President of D J Investment Advisors Inc., is the author of three books and dozens of articles published worldwide. His latest book, co-authored with Diana Muenz Chen, Know Your Soul: Bring Joy to Your Life, was published in late 2019. His other books include Conscious Globalism: What is wrong with the world and how to fix it, and Conscious Capitalism: Principles for Prosperity.

During the show we discuss:

● Getting to know yourself

● What mystery schools are and how can they help

● How to discover why you are the way you are

● How to learn more about your soul

● How to determine the life path you should be on

● How to know your soul’s true intention

● How to better assess what you should be doing with your life

● How to know when you’re on the wrong path in life

● How to best discover what it is you should be contributed to life

● How to overcome uncertainty

● How to get in touch with your higher self

● Why meditation is so important

● What’s the origin of your soul

● How to best overcome the most emotionally painful obstacles in your life

● How do you bring true joy into your life

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Oct 15, 2020

During this show, you’ll discover …

✅ How efforts to combat the financial effects of the novel coronavirus have caused other problems for small business owners

✅ How scammers are trying to take advantage of the Paycheck Protection Program

✅ How a combination of unprecedented need…

✅ … $2 trillion in funding…

✅ … some relaxed rules…

✅ … desperation…

✅ … and unethical people…

✅ … has created a situation where some are trying to cheat the system

✅ How bad actors are already trying to game the system

✅ Ways to protect yourself against SBA loan scams

✅ What the Small Business Administration says about avoiding scammers

✅ What to look for

✅ How and why a dose of skepticism is healthy

✅ Where online lenders fit into the picture…

✅ … and how they may end up being able to participate in the SBA Paycheck Protection Program…

✅ … and how reputable online lenders can be a part of getting your business back on its feet

✅ How federal oversight affects the SBA PPP and the CARES Act

✅ How to get a forgivable loan from the stimulus package

✅ How to get a legit SBA PPP loan

✅ Where we have up to date information on the SBA Paycheck Protection Program…

✅ … which we are updating regularly

Oct 14, 2020

In this interview, Mark Kumar reveals the easiest way to get a podcast off the ground, the best way to host your show, and how to use a sales funnel to maximize your podcast potential and grow your online business. 

About Our Guest:

Mark Kumar is a Lifestyle Entrepreneur.

He coaches entrepreneurs to run a profitable online business by sharing their own advice.

If you ever helped anyone with your advice, then you are ready to create and run a successful online business today.

During the show, we discuss:

● What lifestyle entrepreneur is

● Turning your passion into a profitable company

● How to take offline businesses online during the pandemic

● What SaaS Company is

● What sales funnel is

● How to be the best host on an online podcast

● How popular is podcasting now

● How hard is it to get a podcast off the ground

● What kind of people can succeed podcasting

● Which channels you need to have your podcast on

● What kinds of analytics and tracking is available with podcasting

● Using a sales funnel with podcasting

● Importance of building a sales funnel

● Using a sales funnel for a business

● Secrets and powerful tips in building sales funnels

● How to use Pixeling to grow an online business

● Aligning marketing strategy in the sales funnel

● Getting paying clients for online businesses

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Oct 13, 2020

See how you can accelerate your brand in this interview with our special guest Andy Seth.  Andy teaches us how to develop brand guidelines and use them to establish your brand identity so you can be recognized by your potential clients without spending lots of money to do it.

About Our Guest:

Andy’s entrepreneurial journey has taken him through 4 successful seven-figure exits. His company Flow Marketing is recognized as being in the top 10% of the B Corps worldwide.

Thriving in the face of COVID-19, Flow Marketing is on track for a $10M run rate in 2020.

Andy’s agency is the nation’s first accredited with federally registered apprenticeships. He’s helped more than 1,000+ low-income students go to college on scholarship.

Andy has received numerous awards such as “40 Under 40”, “Top 25 Most Influential People”, and “Leader of the Year”. He’s started 9 companies (8 of which are professional services), scaled four into multi-million dollar companies, and has generated millions for clients such as Microsoft and Levi Strauss.

His mindfulness blog generates thousands of visitors per month, his book is a #1 bestseller, and his album has been listened to in 36 countries.

During the show we discuss:

● What are a brand and branding are

● The difference between branding and marketing

● Why should businesses invest in branding

● How branding attract target customers

● What branding guide is and it works

● What’s in a good set of brand guidelines

● Things to consider before starting a brand identity

● How to create a brand identity and what should it include

● How to establish my brand

● When to use your personal vs business brand

● Guidelines to follow in branding

● How to build a brand identity campaign

● Effective strategies that we can apply in creating a brand identity

● Fundamentals of a successful branding strategy

● How to execute a branding strategy

● How to evaluate the current branding

● How to increase brand recognition

● Why companies do rebranding

● Most important things to know about rebranding

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Oct 9, 2020

Tamara Brock AKA Ms. Diva Trucker has made the transition from a lease driver of 6 years to paying off her truck. She became a Female Trainer who advocates for Women Drivers in Trucking. She started her own Independent Recruiting Business that has grown to be one of the Top Independent Recruiting Companies in the Trucking Industry. 2020 she started her own Freight Brokerage Firm called Brock Logistic LLC. 2020 Real Women In Trucking Trailblazer Award Recipient 2019 Real Women In Trucking Queen of the Roads Nominee Featured on GMA for her dedication in Helping Truckers receive PPE equipment during the Pandemic of COVID-19 Featured on Spectrum TV Female Trucker Documentary Life of A Female Trucker Road to Ownership Invited as a guest appearance in VOLVO semi-truck commercial on back pain Ms. Diva trucker has been featured in several of the Trucking magazines such as Overdrive magazine. Ms. Diva Trucker was invited to the Department of Transportation along with RWIT to meet with FMCSA for changes for women who deal with Sexual Assault/ Harassment. Raised money for 2019 Make-A-Wish Foundation Ms. Diva Trucker now assist Truckers in Getting their Own Motor Carrier Authority/Freight Broker License Tamara Brock is the Founder of (WOCAB) Women-Owned Carrier and Broker Association In order to join must have active USDOT and MC# Brock Logistic LLC is an SBA Certified Women-Owned Business Certified Economic Disadvantaged Women-Owned Business  

During the show we discuss:

● Getting into trucking as a female

● Training women in the trucking industry

● Getting into recruiting and freight broker

● Secret on Growing a YouTube Channel

● Developing a career even after the industry

● Brokers and carriers

● Negotiating skills

● Decorating your Truck

● Women dominating the trucking industry

● Volvo commercial

● Making videos as an influencer

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Oct 8, 2020

During this show, you’ll discover …

✅  How hacks are fine – but business credit building cheats will never be worth it

✅  Why dishonest business credit building methods will set you back every time

✅  How cheating the system can be a disaster when trying to get funding during a recession

✅  The three main ways people try to illegitimately speed up business credit building

✅  Why buying business trade lines is expensive and unnecessary…

✅  … and how it can sometimes be connected to identity theft…

✅  … but where personal credit differs

✅  What the FBI, FICO, Equifax, and Nav all say about buying trade lines

✅  How Dun and Bradstreet will flag your credit profile for decades

✅  What a Credit Privacy Number (CPN) is, and how they are legitimate for some people…

✅  … but how they are also unethically used

✅  Why using a CPN for your Social Security number is a Federal crime…

✅  … where you can be fined or put in prison…

✅  … and how paying for a CPN is unnecessary, and can be connected to identity theft

✅  What the FTC, Social Security Administration, Department of Justice, and Better Business Bureau all say about buying CPNs

✅  What a shelf corporation is, and how it differs from a shell corporation

✅  How they used to be legit, what they do, and how much they can cost

✅  What the FDIC, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, and Experian all say about buying shelf corporations

✅  What CRAs and lenders will do if they find out you bought a shelf corporation…

✅  … and how else they can be more trouble than they are worth

You can build business credit fast without the cheats! Find out more here 👉

Oct 7, 2020

Marty McDonald, CEO and founder of Bad Rhino, teaches how to master digital advertising to scale your business by affordably getting a high-volume of leads and sales.


About Our Guest:


Marty McDonald is a cofounder and the CEO of Bad Rhino Inc., a full-service social media marketing agency. Since 2002, Marty has consulted with small businesses and

start-ups to help them succeed online.


Bad Rhino is a full-service social media marketing and digital agency founded in 2011. Today, it services clients locally, nationally, and globally. One of the reasons Bad Rhino has grown to be so successful so quickly is due to their ability to develop utterly unique and highly customized strategies that create incredible exposure for their clients’ businesses. Their full-service approach means they not only create these amazing strategies and plans, but they also implement them and manage them day to day, including delivering messages to their customers.


During the show, we discuss:


● Differences between traditional and digital marketing

● Importance of using digital marketing especially at this time of pandemic

● How affordable is digital marketing

● Investments needed to get started with digital marketing

● Proven strategies to apply in digital marketing

● Developing digital marketing strategies for business

● Identifying which social media channels and sub-channels to use effectively

● Most effective types of ads

● How retargeting works

● Importance of congruency of your ad and landing page

● Digital Advertising to get cold leads into sales funnel

● Digital advertising to market warm leads

● Kinds of effective contents

● Leveling up social media content


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Oct 6, 2020

Laura Khalil is a speaker and trainer focused on teaching courageous leadership skills to help women and allies succeed inside and outside the corporate world. A two-time entrepreneur working with Fortune 500 companies, Laura's programs and coaching encompass real-life experience navigating complex organizational structures. Combined with science-backed research in emotional intelligence, neurobiology and communication, Laura helps women become leaders, make more money, and have people knocking down their door with opportunities. She has worked with Intel, GE, Twitter, Forbes, WeWork, Creative Mornings and many more. Laura is also the host of Brave by Design, a podcast that helps ambitious women rise and thrive.


During the show, we discuss:


● Importance of leadership in business

● Traits of exceptional leaders

● Qualities that successful leaders have in common

● Becoming a badass leader

● Effective leadership skills

● Why empathy is essential in being a great leader

● Becoming the visionary for your business

● What Imposter Syndrome is

● Why people have Imposter Syndrome

● Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

● How goals help a person become a badass leader

● How a badass leader handles disagreements and miscommunications with the team

● How an exceptional leader responds to criticisms

● How badass leaders face challenges

● Importance of asking for feedback on leadership

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Oct 5, 2020

Ellen Voie is the President/CEO and founder of the Women In Trucking Association, formed to promote the employment of women in the trucking industry, address obstacles and to celebrate the successes of its members.


Voie’s prior role was Manager of Retention and Recruiting Programs at Schneider after serving as the Executive Director of Trucker Buddy International.

Voie is a Certified Association Executive.  She holds a Class A CDL and a private pilot’s license.


She has been honored by the White House as a Transportation Innovator Champion of Change.   She received the 2015 “Distinguished Alumna of the Year” award the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Division of Communication. Voie was named one of Supply & Demand Chain Executives magazine’s “2016 Pros to Know.” In May, 2016, she was chosen as one of Fleet Owner’s Dozen Outstanding Women In Trucking. In 2017 Voie was named to Insight Success Magazine’s “The 30 Most Inspirational Leaders in Business” and "The 30 Most Innovative CEOs To Watch."


Voie was appointed to the FMCSA’s Entry Level Driver Training Advisory Committee. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Motor Carrier Association and is a member of the Wisconsin DOT’s Motor Carrier Advisory Committee.


During the show we discuss:

● Pursuing the trucking industry

● Women in trucking

● Telling stories to encourage others

● Challenges of the female drivers

● Safety culture

● Challenges in corporate for women

● Empowering Women

● The change of training processes

● Equality in the trucking industry

● Challenges in starting a non-profit organization

● Recruiting women

● Driver Ambassador Program

● Getting into radio

● Ellen Voie’s legacy



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Oct 2, 2020

Ms Petty was born and raised in Atlanta, GA.  She is the owner of Bumble Bee Dispatch, Bumble Bee Vending, and Bleu Luxury. And a author of ‘How to Become a Freight Broker Agent

She has able to overcome life's adversity.  Started working at the age of 15, always been a hustler and go getter.  She started her trucking career in 2013 and within the first year was able to make over six figures working from home.  She started Bumble Bee Dispatch and from there she started a vending company in 2018 called Bumble Bee Vending. 

Recently she just purchased an online boutique. At the age of 28 she was financially stable, learned about credit and how you can leverage your credit to get ahead.  She work with a few brands within the trucking industry who pays her to promote their products.  She has pulled herself up by her own boot straps. 

In this show, we discuss:

Getting into businesses and trucking industry

One-stop shop Bumble Bee Dispatch

Bumble Bee Dispatch Youtube Channel

Bumble Bee’s purpose

How women are taking over the Trucking Industry

Bumble Bee’s Legacy

‘How to Become a Freight Broker Agent’ book

Show resources:

Oct 1, 2020

During this show, you’ll discover …

✅  How peer to peer lending works

✅  Just what peer to peer lending is…

✅ … and how it can work for your business

✅ Who the biggest players are in the P2P lending space

✅ All about Prosper…

✅ … and how their scoring works

✅ About Lending Club…

✅ … the world’s largest P2P lending platform

✅ What you need to know about Funding Circle…

✅ … including where they operate

✅ The basics on Upstart…

✅ … and just how accurate their modeling system is

✅ What StreetShares is all about…

✅ … and in particular how they offer advantages to veterans

✅ The basics on Fundrise…

✅ … and how it can help with real estate investing

✅ A look at Peerform…

✅ … and its many nuanced investment options

✅ How you can work with Kiva to change the world…

✅ … or the life of a small business owner here in the US