Kick Start Your Business – what are we covering?

Here is a line up of the 6 sessions of Kick Start Your Business. Get to know your instructors and see what others think of our Kick Start Your Business presenters.

1. Is Your Mindset Crippling You? Mastering Your Mindset

Learn how to shift your mindset so that you become a magnet and attract people who want to be around you and do business with you! In this one hour webinar you will learn how: 1. Discover how you are a magnet and how to attract the best for your business 2. Release the crippling thoughts that prevent your success 3. Learn how to create and enjoy the journey with a powerful mindset

Belanie Dishong
Belanie Dishong

Belanie Dishong, Founder and CEO of Live At Choice and the Starfisher Academy of Coaches, is an author, keynote speaker, course leader, personal coach and radio talk show host. In 1993, Belanie introduced a proven process that leads participants to critical self-discovery and helps them transform their beliefs. The Beyond Circumstances Workshop is the foundation for all Live at Choice programs. “Things weren’t always easy for me,” says Belanie. “I came through some hard life challenges, defeats, and tragedies before I could see what was necessary to change my own life and live as my passion and my purpose.” Learn more about Belanie at

What others say about Belanie

Wow, I never knew how much of my life, vitality, and energy was being taken from me by trying to maintain “a tough” persona. Since the radio show coaching with Belanie, I have the weight lifted off of my shoulders. I can see the possibility of having a loving and compassionate relationship with my mom and my daughter once again. ~Kim, Houston

The things I have learned in the Beyond Circumstances Workshop has changed my relationship with everyone. I no longer live in fear of “what can happen, if” I am present and happy, happier than I have ever been. I am free to make choices and live in peace about them. Belanie, you have changed my world! ~Keriann, Canada

There aren’t enough words to say what Beyond Circumstances Workshop has done in my life. I finally have confidence in myself, I know that my circumstances will no longer limit my choices, I can return to school and become what I have always dreamed I could become. Thank you Belanie and Live At Choice. ~Julie, Houston

2. Smart Video Strategies

Our second Kick Start Your Business session covers the critical area of using video marketing in your business. Interested in getting started with video marketing without spending a lot of time or wasting a lot of money?

In this 90 minute webinar you will learn how: 1. The #1 mistake video marketers make and how you can avoid it. 2. The 5 Myths of YouTube Success 3. How to create a video without a camera

Lynn Ruby
Lynn Ruby

Lynn Ruby has 25 years marketing experience for small business owners and a lifetime of live and recorded performances on stage. Lynn Ruby, a leading authority on marketing and video marketing in particular, is the founder of After 25+ years in the trenches leading the marketing efforts for the corporate world, Lynn now brings the power of online marketing expertise to business owners. She works with entrepreneurs who are really good at what they do and yet are sometimes confused, intimidated or downright skeptical of all the hype about online marketing. Discover more information about Lynn at Bonus for course participants: Video Marketing Toolkit

What Others Say About Lynn

Lynn Rocks with Video Marketing! Lynn Ruby’s video marketing training has banished my fear of doing video! I used to break out in a sweat just thinking about it, but not any more! Thanks Lynn! Carole Billingsley, Owner,

I Learned a Lot from Lynn and You Will Too! Lynn’s vast knowledge of video marketing is a goldmine for small business owners who need to learn how to create powerful video for increased traffic to their website and/or storefront. She will explain it all in terms you can easily understand and she will guide you step-by-step through the process! Yvonne A. Jones – Social Media Strategist

Thank you so much for demystifying the video marketing process! I just spent a very frustrating weekend shooting a marketing video for my website, and I wish I had taken your online workshop first! I’m going to give it another try using your techniques! Thank you! Ivette Attaud,
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3. Celebrate with Accountability: Smart Moves to Get From Unfocused to on Fire

Do you procrastinate? Do you have written goals? Our third Kick Start Your Business session is presented by the Queen of Accountability. Learn powerful techniques for setting up and documenting goals and action steps. In this one hour webinar you will learn how to: 1. Document your goals 2. Determine actions steps to accomplish goals 3. Track and celebrate the accomplishment of your action steps

Debbie O'Grady
Debbie O’Grady

Debbie O’Grady was a project manager for over 20 years – helped team members accomplish personal and career goals. She has been conducting accountability groups for well over a year and helped clients to succeed in attaining goals they had previously not been able to reach. Her clients call her “The Queen of Accountability” because she helps them get focused, get more done and make more money! She also works with individuals who know accountability can help them accomplish their goals. Learn more about Debbie at

What Others Say About Debbie

Debbie brings so much positive energy to everything she does…and takes the stress out of learning to get more clients. Patti Waterbury, Creative Growth Strategies

I am a small business owner and have owned my business for 6 years. I have worked with Deb O’Grady for several of those years, attending her workshops and joining one of her Mastermind Groups. I find Deb to be a knowledgeable and enthusiastic coach. The time I have spent working with her has clarified my goals and helped me identify my perfect clients. These two things alone boosted my business and helped me zero in on solid clients. But the thing that has helped me the most is her accountability program. Just as important as good goals and attracting the right clients, having someone insure you meet these goals is priceless. Deb has done all that and more for me. Karen A Hitt, President, My Ace of Hearts, Inc.

Debbie has a way of getting her clients to realize and verbalize thoughts within them, and then help organize the seemingly random ideas. I am very thankful for Debbie’s guidance and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for clarity and direction in their business. Birgitta Jorgenson, Living Financially Smart

4. Virtual Assistants: How to Make Your Business Soar

Are you trying to do it all in your business? Are you using the power of virtual assistants? Get concrete tips in our fourth Kick Start Your Business session.

You think you understand delegation and how to work with virtual assistants? Join the world of the owner of a successful virtual assistant company. Can you give up having to do everything yourself? In this one hour webinar you will learn how to 1. Understand the benefits of delegation 2. Be a more effective delegator 3. Figure out how to leverage delegation to make more money and save more time Bonus for course participants: 5 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make and how to Solve Them

Marianne Costello
Marianne Costello

Marianne Costello has been successfully self-employed for over 30 years. She runs the VA Collaborative, a one stop resource for all virtual assistant needs with access to over 4000 virtual assistants, including but not limited to, bookkeepers, administrative help, copywriters, website designers, book publishers, graphic artists, speaker engagement services, event managers, social media experts… etc. Learn more about Marianne at

What Others Say About Marianne

Be my pleasure to recommend you to anyone who needs quality help. You took the time to really get to know my business, my work style and personality. You then found me the perfect assistant; hard-working, smart, quick and nice! Now we are on # 2, a bookkeeper! You found several folks for me to interview and one of them seems perfect! Thanks again! 2 for 2!. Not having to worry about calling references, knowing you have vetted them and are taking care of all the money and issues…I love it! Thanks. I have already recommended your services to other entrepreneurs and business owners. Tamara Sachs, M.D.

Now I’m wondering why I didn’t talk to Marianne Costello earlier. The VA Collaborative is amazing. Marianne has connected me with a quick, smart, and professional blogger who captures my voice perfectly. Monday my Infusionsoft shopping cart had problems and within one day Marianne had me set up with just the right Infusionsoft guru and the cart is all better. You can’t imagine what a relief it is to know if I need a gap filled in my team all I have to do is shoot Marianne an email. Thank you, Marianne! Dana Rayburn, Effortless Living, LLC

When I was having some issues with my website, Marianne Costello volunteered to help me and the problems were quickly and efficiently resolved! I experienced her generosity of spirit and skill first hand and knew that she was a go-to person in her field. I wouldn’t hesitate to refer others to her services! Gabrielle Taylor, Life Passages

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5. Smart Money Management: How to Make and Keep More

You know that controlling expenses and keeping good track of your income is vital for your business. Discover what you should be doing from this skilled accountant. Learn simple and easy ways to manage and understand your money so that you can use that information to grow and better manage your business. You won’t want to skip this fifth session of Kick Start Your Business.

In this one hour webinar you will learn how to: 1. Identify and choose a simple and easy way to track your money and set budgets 2. Get tips and tricks on understanding your numbers 3. Refine your financial goals and use powerful techniques to achieve them

Wendy Cassera
Wendy Cassera

Wendy Cassera has been working with various size business owners for over 25 years so she understand a wide variety of industries. She has a Masters of Science in Accountancy with a specialization in taxation and understands that all roads lead to taxes and how minimizing tax liability is important. She has a weekly radio show and podcasts that specializes in helping small business owners with money management and taxes. Learn more about Wendy at Bonus for course participants: Business Budget Worksheet

What Others Say About Wendy

Wendy has been a blessing to our business…she always has prompt answers to complicated corporate accounting questions, has provided invaluable suggestions for streamlining our record-keeping practices, and so importantly has provided years of honest and reliable service. Wendy would be a trustworthy asset to any business or individual in need of accounting services. Linda Muskelly, Moxicopy

Wendy Cassera has been doing my accounting for over a year and she is fabulous. Every month it keeps me organized to give her all the figures and that way she is ready to do the taxes in April. It takes a huge burden off me. We do it long distance – and it couldn’t be easier. She is totally trustworthy and very knowledgable. I got money back from the IRS that I wasn’t expecting thanks to her! You would be well advised to hire her for all your accounting needs. Kathie Brodie, The Baggage Handler

Taxpectations has been providing Crepe Creation Café accounting and tax services for over three years. All my expectations have been exceeded and they are always there to help. Over the years there have been several situations in which we needed immediate advice and help rectifying. Taxpectations has always been available and on spot getting all matters settled. We will not go anywhere else for our accounting and tax services. Larry Cauble, Crepe Creation Cafe

6. Content Marketing: How to Share Your Smarts to Get Business

Customers will flock to you just because you have a business and a website, right? Wrong. People will be drawn to you because you do a great job and you demonstrate you understand your field. In this last session of Kick Start Your Business, session you will learn 1. Why and how to share your expertise through blogs and white papers 2. How to create a compelling optin report 3. How you can multipurpose your content so it keeps working for you

Patricia Iyer
Pat Iyer

Pat Iyer has been called a tireless machine who turns out content week after week. She has written or edited more than 800 books, articles, chapters, online courses or case studies. She helps business owners learn how to pull their expertise out and share it with others in a smart, efficient way designed to stand above the crowd. Pat has a Masters of Science in Nursing and is known for her entertaining, thought-provoking teaching style. She has taught internationally and loves to help people grow.

What Others Say About Pat

An attorney l met at the MAJ conference just gave me a case, another attorney I met with last week said he will give me medical records to screen when he receives them and I got an appointment in mid October with the med mal attorney that I mentioned earlier. I am very excited! Thanks again for all of your advice. I feel much more prepared since mentoring with you. Joanie Gold, Excelsior, Minnesota

Pat’s mentorship has been essential to the growth and success of my business. She stresses the importance of marketing and guides me every step of the way. When I have cases from attorneys, Pat gives me expert input so that I have confidence that my finished product is of high quality. The positive responses and repeat business make this program invaluable to me. Ilene Schwartz, New York

Pat is an exceptional person who is highly dedicated and creative. She has excelled in many areas of health care and pioneered many aspects.” Kathy Martin, New Jersey

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