Saturday, March 24, 2012

A Conversation with Small Businesses, David Hensley

As we continue our month of interviewing Small Businesses, I had the opportunity to interview David Hensley, Chief Creative Officer and Designer of LAID Brand Hare and Body care products infused with PHEROttraction (natural pheromones).

My personal endorsement of the product, It's a Hit!! The product is AWESOME! I used the LAID Brand 'Dirty Clean' 2-in-1 Shampoo and Body wash and WOW! Seriously, I am super clean and a little goes a long way. BECAREFUL of the pheromones in the product, you may ending up biting yourself by mistake. It's Sexy! Go to www, and see for yourself.

Listen to the interview. You will like it!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A Conversation with Small Businesses, Cheryl Gowen

Cheryl is the CEO/President of Alternative Funding Options, Inc. (AFO). She has helped business owners for over 30 years find solutions that would improve
their company’s cash flow. She decided to start her own company in 2010 after realizing that there are so many different financing options available to
businesses but it can be very time consuming and confusing to sort it all out.

After extensive research, she has found the companies that offer the best solutions for the specific cash flow needs and wants to share that knowledge with
other business owners.

AFO helps all size businesses secure financing when they are not able to obtain it from a bank. Funding programs that AFO specializes in are for purchase orders, accounts receivable, inventory, asset based lending, equipment leasing and commercial real estate.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

A Conversation with Small Businesses, Laurie Zoock

Laurie Zoock is a consumer credit consultant and consumer credit advocate, and she works diligently with her credit-challenged clients to get them back on track and educate them about their options, including teaching them how to develop positive credit. Zoock also partners with proprietary businesses offering options that help “turn the tables” on Lenders that did not comply with federal laws pursuant to property purchases, often benefitting the property owner. Zoock has appeared on Channel 10 CBS-TV (Tampa) as a featured guest, is a regular guest and co-host on Coach Cook’s Real Estate 1340 am Tan Talk radio, and spoken on News Radio 970 AM Tampa Bay. She regularly speaks to local Realty companies and Real Estate Investors Associations. Zoock has a professional sales and education background and was a NJ public access talk show host dedicated to helping non profits gain exposure. Laurie is also actively engaged as the Public Relations Chairperson for the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Responsibilities of a Talk Show Host

As a consumer advocate, talk show host I have a responsibility to my listening audience as well as my sponsors. I believe in the 1st admendment but many of us have abuse the 1st amendment and we us it to satisfy our own agenda against our neighbors.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Written in 1791, the 1st admendment was written to give every American citizen the right to address their government without fear of reprisal. The meaning was not for each neighbor to slander or disrespect thier fellow neighbor. As a host of a talk show I have the right to redress my government but I do not have the right to disrespect my neighbor in a public forum.

Rush Limbaugh, prehaps the most listened to and highest paid talk show host in America, simply does not understand this or the 1st amendment. His continued rant against his national neighbor last week was completely disrespectful and slanderous. However, I do not completely blame Rush for his behavior. The millions of listeners who give credence to this man and his disrespectful tongue as well as the sponsors who clamor for your spending power and give credence to this man and his disrespectful tongue are partly the blame. What is Rush's responsibility in all of this? He has none or at least he does not think he has any responsibility. He feels he can and will say what he wants without taking responsibility.

On his show today, he made the sponsors who decided not to support him anymore the culprits. According to, Rush stated, "I'm sorry to see them go. They have profited handsomely from you. These advertisers who have split the scene have done very well from their access to you, my audience on this program. That's a business decision and it's theirs alone to make. They've decided they don't want you or your business anymore."

The American consumer made this jugernaut and only the American consumer can unmake this jugernaut. Sure, as American Citizens we have the consititutional right to say what we want but is it right to say it? Let me know your feedback!