Toledo small business help and advice is available from the following Toledo BizTV Show Hosts through their quick tip video episodes to help you grow your business or improve the quality of your life.
The elite network of Toledo BizTV Shows host experts include:
The Chamber Partnership is the sponsor of Chamber iTV. Josh Torres is the Chamber CEO and President and the Chamber Partnership includes Anthony Wayne Regional Chamber of Commerce and Holland Springfield Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber Partnership is experiencing growth in our business economy, simply drive on our roads and you can see it. The Chambers are continuing to evolve and adapt to the changing needs of the business community as it grows. The Chamber Partnership remains focused on critical issues for our region, and is expanding into developing areas with its affiliate, The Anthony Wayne Community Improvement Corporation.
The Chamber Partnership also provides a forum for the business community to address issues that will enable our community to continue to experience the growth it has in the past, into the future. The private sector has a key leadership role to play in driving the dialogue on the issues and needs of the future – items such as our area’s sign code and zoning needs, parking, our future workforce, educational needs and more.
You are encouraged to use the Chambers as a means of developing relationships and participating in the dialog on these and other priority issues.
Watch the Chamber’s episodes of Chamber iTV.
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Jeanne DeWitt, host of Technology Times: Insider Tips for Your Business, and David Hood, started Computer Programming Unlimited, Inc. in 1986 to solve computer problems for small and mid-sized businesses in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.
Over the years, they have developed a unique company model making IT Hassle-Free and Budget Friendly, deviating from the typical “Break Fix” type computer company where it is standard to wait for something to break and then send out a technician to fix it, basically profiting from your IT failure. Instead, they have made their success on preventing computer problems from ever happening, virtually eliminating downtime and lost productivity. To do this they have invested in a myriad of tools, processes and certifications that allow them to provide you with affordable solutions and the type of care that Fortune 500 companies have internally.
Computer Programming Unlimited has expertise in many areas including Cloud Services, Backup and Disaster Recovery, Email and SPAM protection, Managed Firewalls, VoIP, Application and Database Development and Website Design.
Watch Jeanne’s episodes of IT Done Right: Insider Tips for Your Business.
James R Fisher, CPA/PFS, CTC, Wealth Creations Education and Tax Coach has a unique approach to helping people find money they are currently transferring away unknowingly and unnecessarily. His strategy is to have a bigger impact on your financial future by helping you avoid the wealth transfer losses rather than speculating on the next winning investment. It makes little sense to have a million dollars only to discover you lost a million on the way.
Jim specializes in
* Empowering people to take control of their investment decisions. This begins with answering the 20 Must Answer Questions that will guide your investment decisions. His educational and fun presentations combined with an academically sound investment platform helps create peace of mind, wealth, and confidence in prudent investing.
* Middle Class Family Financial Wealth Creation and Security. With Jim’s assistance you can stop transferring your wealth, following the herd, and forfeiting your financial security and create true wealth and financial independence.
* Tax Reduction Strategies for Small Business Owners. Jim specializes in unlocking the tax code to provide legal IRS approved loopholes to create tax reduction strategies for business owners. He helps you take advantage of these with a written documented plan, implementation, and education.
A life-time resident of the Anthony Wayne community, you can usually find Jim volunteering and participating in the local activities. He enjoys being a leader in the Scouting program, and spends his free time in the great outdoors.
Watch Jim’s episodes of Plan Your Wealth with Purpose: Principles for Investing & Wealth Creation.
Learn more about Jim Fisher at Wealth Creations and also on , and .
Patrick Good is the Owner of PAG Associates, a Corporation consisting of 5 business units, including AdviCoach of NW Ohio. Pat founded AdviCoach of NW Ohio in 2010. AdviCoach is the nation’s fastest growing business coaching and advisory firm. Pat has an extremely broad business background with over 25 years of experience and success in a wide range of areas including Sales & Marketing, Business Development, Operations, Materials Management, Purchasing, Manufacturing, and Engineering. His extensive business acumen is rooted in his shop-floor manufacturing and production management experience. He has led the Materials, Purchasing, Operations, and Sales functions of local and global companies, including Honeywell International, Midwest Stamping, Kelsey-Hayes, William Cook North America, and Toledo Stamping.
Pat’s background includes certifications in Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, Theory of Constraints, and Total Quality Management systems, including Facilitator roles. He is a Lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager and Six Sigma Black Belt.
After serving in the United States Navy, Pat earned his Engineering and Business degrees from the University of Toledo. He was born and raised in Toledo. He and his wife of 29 years (Peggy) have two adult daughters and live in Maumee.
Watch Pat’s episodes of Toledo Business Coaching: Making Your Success a Reality
Learn more about Pat Good at AdviCoach of NW Ohioand also on , and .
Dr. Deitra Hickey PhD., was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. She has utilized her life experiences to develop a passion to help others find their balance and honor themselves through physical, mental, and emotional wellness.
Deitra developed a strong will and resilience at a young age by taking care of two paralyzed parents after witnessing both of them being shot. She then cared for her mother who suffered from Multiple Sclerosis until she passed away at only 48.
Deitra is a transparent individual that will admit she had struggled as a teenager with consistent doubt, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. She made the decision early on not to accept these facets of her outlook and learned how to take control of her life. Deitra has dedicated her life to assisting others to find positive perspective and happiness. She encourages the importance of capitalizing on life’s challenges to strengthen and empower versus using adversity as a crutch. In addition, Dr. Hickey proudly teaches the community about the positive effects of holistic treatments that not only pamper the deserving individual but also aid in overall health, wellness and stress reduction.
Dr. Hickey worked for Toledo Public for 17 years as a teacher, school counselor, and a school principal. She taught PhD students at the University of Toledo prior to opening her business, Serenity Health & Wellness Center. Dr. Hickey is a proud Toledian and enjoys bringing her experience, education, and dedication to make a lasting impression and difference in others’ lives.
Watch Deitra’s episodes of Serenity Now: A Health and Wellness Perspective.
Learn more about Dr. Deitra Hickey at her website Serenity Health & Wellness and also on , and .
A transplant from Indiana, Karen moved to Ohio in 1998. She has always enjoyed working with people in various fields. She spent 18 years in historic preservation of old buildings, guiding others in the resources needed to restore historic buildings to their original splendor. She taught exercise classes for cancer patients and survivors for 9 years and also taught crafts classes. Karen began Journey work in March of 2008 and was accredited in January of 2009. She feels nothing she has done in her life up to this point has been as meaningful and as satisfying as working with others to release their emotional blocks through Journey work and to see them blossom! Karen shares her home in Sylvania with her husband, Jerry, (and their greyhound, Dayna) and between them they have 4 children and 4 grandchildren.
Watch Karen’s episodes of Releasing The Ties That Bind.
Learn more about Karen Kiemnec, Accredited Journey Practitioner and also on , and.
Jack Klemeyer is founder of GYB Coaching. GYB stands for Grow Your Business and to do that, Jack specializes in bringing high-impact, result-focused group and individual coaching to business owners. Known for his warmth, originality, sense of humor and insight, Jack uses those attributes and every resource available to teach others skills to build relationships and create marketing strategies for products and services to increase sales and profitability – while enjoying the process.
Jack combines more than 30 years of effective sales and communication experience with a degree in Business Administration from Ball State University, certifications as a Master Practitioner of Neuro-linguistic Programming, a Language and Behavior Consultant, a Kolbe Consultant and a Facilitator for Get Clients Now!(TM). He is a Myers-Briggs Facilitator and an active member of the National Speakers Association and Toastmasters International.
Jack serves as a coach, trainer, speaker and facilitator of multiple sales related programs. He has designed several successful and highly acclaimed programs to aid participants in enhancing their performance. Most recently he created Chamber University (MyChamberU.com), providing affordable, applicable, relevant training for small businesses.
Along with business partner, mentor and good friend, Tom Richardson, he created Synergy Trainings to provide small business and corporate training.
Watch Jack’s episodes of The Guy To Know When You Want To Grow, Your Business!
Learn more about Jack Klemeyer at GYB Coaching and also on , and .
Nikki Lewallen is the Executive Director of Rainmakers and a passionate public speaker and facilitator. Nikki has been an integral part of Rainmakers explosive growth over the past five years, seeing membership triple and market expansion from Indianapolis throughout the Midwest.
Nikki currently has 14,600 hours into the study of Word of Mouth Marketing and works the Rainmakers Model daily, resulting in: 100% referral business.
Nikki holds a Master’s Degree from Indiana University. Nikki’s passion is to inspire people to their true potential and find a way to make money doing what they love!
Watch Nikki’s episodes of Be A Business Development Rockstar.
Learn more about Nikki Lewallen at Rainmakers and also on , and .
Mike Millenbach is an Account Services Representative with Metro Trading Association, the sponsor of his show. Mike’s role is to assist you in transforming your available staff-time and inventory into new sales. Those sales are turned into trade dollars that will buy you the products and services your business needs while conserving cash. With that extra cash, you may be able to open a new location, hire additional employees or expand your current location. Just imagine the possibilities!
Metro Trading Association is the oldest trade association in the Great Lakes Region. As the Midwest’s leading organized barter service, MTA has concentrated on building a strong barter economy for its members. Through our association with the International Reciprocal Trade Association and the National Association of Trade Exchanges we can access tens of thousands of businesses worldwide. Since opening in 1978, MTA is approaching more than a quarter of a billion dollars in transactions.
Watch Mike’s episodes of Using Barter To Grow Your Business.
Learn more about Metro Trading Association at their website and also on , and .
Leslie Podolsky is the founder and owner of ORGANIZED by design, LLC. She is a licensed architect and has spent over 18 years working in the architecture and design industry with residential and business clients. She is excited to use her talents to bring the two worlds of organization and design together by creating beautiful and functional spaces for her customers. She especially loves crafting custom designed storage solutions and setting up systems to keep her clients organized! Home offices and small businesses are her specialty!
Leslie is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers [NAPO] and is the Director at Large of the North Coast Ohio chapter. She also belongs to the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.
The Toledo, Ohio area is home to Leslie, her husband and three busy children. She also enjoys volunteering on multiple boards and committees within her community.
Watch Leslie’s episodes of Organized By Design: Small Tips That Lead To BIG Productivity Gains.
Learn more about Leslie Podolsky, Professional Organizer and also on , and .
Debra Reis is a nurse, teacher and author specializing in holistic health and supportive therapies including essential oils, relaxation techniques and gentle movement therapies. She is the director and an instructor for the Certification in Clinical Aromatherapy program for the Institute of Spiritual Healing & Aromatherapy and nationally known expert in the area of essential oils for cancer care. According to several students, Deb has a gift for making complex information easy to understand and integrate into practice.
Deb is a Nia Black Belt instructor offering community classes as well as specialty classes for cancer survivors. Nia is a fusion fitness program integrating mind, body, spirit concepts through movement. Her current research and recent publication is in the area of Nia benefits for women with a breast cancer diagnosis. Deb incorporates relaxation therapies such as guided imagery and aromatherapy at an outpatient oncology center and maintains an independent practice as a holistic consultant and practitioner. She has several publications to her credit and has given many presentations on holistic topics.
Deb is the founder of the Supportive Therapy Engagement Program (STEP) to assist organizations to implement and integrate supportive therapies into a patient treatment plan for better outcomes.
Watch Deb’s episodes of S.T.E.P. Into Health: Supportive Therapies for Better Outcomes.
Learn more about Debra Reis at DebraReis.com, and also on , and .
Joan Washburn, ACC, is a master at coaching busy, professionals as they zero in on their top priorities, stop wasting their precious time and energy on things that don’t matter and produce the results they’re aiming for.
She also works with leaders of large companies as well as small business owners to deliver professional development trainings designed to produce resilient and productive employees, happy customers and increased profitability!
Her on-line programs are guaranteed to deliver practical tools and build essential skills her clients use every day both personally and professionally to succeed with ease and grace vs. stress and struggle. Her clients come to her because they feel a need for her expertise in accelerating results, managing change with ease, or there is something at stake and it is big!
Joan is credentialed by the International Coach Federation, a Licensed Trainer by the Academy for Coaching Excellence and a graduate of the Wharton Business School AMP.
Prior to starting Washburn Endeavours, LLC (WE) in 2006, she was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for a division of Siemens Medical (PETNET Solutions), where she built a world class organization comprised of sales, marketing, product development and technical support specialists to address the growing opportunity and increasing competitive nature in the Positron Emission Tomography (PET) market.
At PETNET she led the development and implementation of a training program and the associated selling aids that resulted in a sales force consistently ranked #1 in the industry. She had $10 Million dollar P&L responsibility in 2005.
Watch Joan’s episodes of Coffee Break with Coach Joan: Quick Tips for Busy Professionals.
Learn more about Joan Washburn at Washburn Endeavors, and also on , and .
Pat Altvater of AFP Marketing Group specializes in helping her clients showcase their expertise, especially with the use of video. She has been creating and editing videos for the Internet since 2008. Her mission is to create increased visibility for her clients, through training, consulting, strategizing, and implementing. Whether you want a new website or blog, local search engine optimization, sales training to help you sell with confidence, or are ready to use video to grow your business, the team at AFP Marketing Group can help you create something that authentically showcases your expertise while attracting your perfect client. AFP Marketing Group created BizTV Shows which now operate in three cities, here in Toledo, Indy BizTV Shows and Columbus BizTV Shows.
Pat is the author of Choose Success – Ignite the Power Within. She has been featured as an expert on Fox TV News and has been quoted in numerous newspaper and magazine stories. Her article “I Want It NOW!” was published in the September 2010 Nashville Parent Magazine.
Watch Pat’s episodes of Online Video Marketing: Use Video to Grow Your Business and Your Comfort Zone.
Learn more about Pat Altvater at AFP Marketing Group, and also on , and .