Entrepreneurs - Creative Business People - Amazing Products

On this podcast, we will hear from amazing creative entrepreneurs. Join us as we explore their unique success stories, learn from experts, and hear about their journeys.

Steve Jobs famously said that “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” So ---- Let’s Get Crazy

I am your host Anne Zuckerman and this is the Just Wanted to Ask Podcast.

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Season 3

#105 - 2-19-2024 - Jennifer Manocherian - Exploring the Novel Alpha Bette

How did Jennifer Manocherian adjust her storytelling skills to smoothly transition from screenplays and theater scripts to writing a captivating novel? This week, I speak with Jennifer Manocherian, the author of a fascinating novel titled "Alpha Bette."

#104 - 2-12-2024 - John Hewitt - Benefits of a Franchise Business

John Hewitt speaks about the benefits of owning a franchise business. With his extensive experience in the field, John sheds light on the advantages franchises offer over traditional startups. From established brand recognition to proven business models, franchises can provide a solid foundation for those entering the business world!

#103 - 2-05-2024 - Bear Newman - Is Your SEO Strategy Working for Your Business?

This week, Bear Newman and I speak about SEO strategies and actionable tips to enhance a website's visibility and overall performance. Online presence is synonymous with business success, optimizing SEO strategy is not just about climbing search rankings but ensuring that your investment yields tangible and sustainable results!

#102 - 1-29-2024 - Valerie Bittner - This Actress-Model Has a Mission

Today, in this enlightening episode, join me as I engage in a fascinating conversation with the multi-talented Valerie Bittner. Discover how Valerie’s unique talents as a Model and Actress have sculpted a diverse skill set that proves to be an invaluable asset working with businesses.

#101 - 1-22-2024 - Anthony Cassara - Digital Agency with Integrity


This week I speak with Anthony Cassara about an integrity-centric digital agency. Videos have the unique ability to capture attention, convey messages vividly, and forge a lasting impact. So, take the leap and invest in digital marketing now – Learn about True Productions.

#100 - 1-15-2024 - Janice Porter - Relationship Marketing


Relationships and Relationship Marketing are her passion. Janice Porter reminds us that our customers are vital to our business. Janice and I also speak about building connections using LinkedIn and Send Out Cards.

#99 - 1-08-2024 - Liza Lomax - Reframing Self Image

Why do so many of us struggle with self-image and self-love? This week, I speak with Liza Lomax about reframing self-image and emphasizing the importance of internal transformation. With the right mindset, it’s possible to identify strengths and boost self-confidence to become your best self!

#98 - 1-03-2024 - John Rugh - Who Needs Copywriting?

Effective communication is crucial for the success of a small business. And many business owners find themselves in need of assistance to enhance their communication skills! Join Anne as she speaks with John Rugh about copywriting. John explains that copywriting is a powerful way to use words to connect with customers, boost engagement, and increase sales. His insights show how mastering copywriting can make a big difference for small business owners looking to succeed in their markets!

Season 2

12-25-2023 - Elaine Turso - Friends & Solutions

System, processes, CRM, and Elaine Turso. The valuable lessons “Friends” imparts in both business and relationships. You will also want to check out her new program --
“Frienaissance: …where you build a 6-figure business growth plan.”

12-18-2023 -
Elaine Williams - Add Humor to Those Talks - Make Them Memorable


Want people to remember your message? Add humor. Elaine Williams shares her experience as a Stand Up Comedienne, as well as her experience as a Public Speaker. Captivate the Crowd and Captivate the Talk.

12-11-2023 -Maribeth Marburger - Overcoming Victim Mentality

This week, Maribeth Marburger speaks about overcoming victim mentality. Maribeth shares her own experience. Through her program Victim to Victor, Maribeth helps people move from Victim to Victor, stand up again and keep moving forward!

12-04-2023 - Anne Zuckerman -It's Not Just a Transaction

Relationships , personal experiences, and interactions with others have shaped my success. Recognizing the impact that such relationships can have on personal and professional growth, Anne encourages a collective effort to support small business during this festive time!

11-20-2023 - Tom Schwab - One Conversation Away

This week, I speak with Tom Schwab about podcast interview marketing. Tom believes that you might be just "One Conversation Away" from unlocking new opportunities, expanding your network, and taking your business to the next level! Stay tuned!

11-13-2023 - Sincearay - Energy in Color - An Artist with Vision

Meet Sincearay - a genuine born intuitive Heyoka empath and medium. She speaks about art and energy. Sincearay is an artist with distinct vision. She has a rare and remarkable talent that is not commonly found in the art world!

11-06-2023 - Alaina Molesko - Feeling Good and Aging Well

This week Alaina Molesko speaks about her Salty Moon Wellness Center as well as her Hormone Harmony Elixir Tincture.

10-30-2023 - Shelby Leight - A Realtor Who Truly Cares


Shelby Leight is a passionate and dedicated Realtor who takes extreme enjoyment in what she does. She helps real people in what is possibly the most important and usually the largest financial decision they may make in their lifetime.

10-24-2023 - Martina Kwan - Racing to Self-Mastery


Meet Martina Kwan a 3-time race car champion in a male-dominated sport. Learn about her journey, her XTREME Confidence Mastermind Women’s Retreats, DK Racing School, and her mission to help Women 40+ Find Their Soulmates in 3-6 Months.
Martina believes anything is possible at any age!

10-16-2023 - Michaela McGivern - Psychic Energy

Every person is unique, but only a few have the amazing ability to understand things that are hard for most people to get! Join Anne as she speaks with Michaela McGivern about the fascinating world of psychic energy. Some people have had this gift since they were very young, and instead of ignoring it, they fully embraced it. Now, they use it to help those in need! Stay tuned!

10-09-2023 - Barb V - Young Entrepreneurs

Children enjoy playing and having fun; it's what they want most. But how would you react if you met a child who is starting a business? Join Anne as she talks with Barb V about the world of young entrepreneurs. Kids are increasingly open to discussing and even pursuing their business ideas. If you're a parent, this information might be valuable for helping your children create a brighter future from a young age!

10-02-2023 - Lori Rizzo - End-of-Life Doula

In society, people often avoid talking about death, even though it's something everyone will go through. Because of this, it's no wonder most people don't know what to do when they have to deal with it! Join Anne as she speaks with Lori Rizzo about end-of-life doula. Facing a severe illness or experiencing a loss can be really tough. It's hard to handle everything by yourself. That's why having someone to rely on and share your feelings with can bring a lot of comfort!

09-28-2023 - Elaine Williams - Short Form Video - Reels


Businesses put a lot of effort into reaching potential customers through various marketing strategies. But have you ever considered the potential of short videos? Join Anne as she speaks with Elaine Williams about how these videos can be a powerful tool for business growth. Crafting short videos can be challenging, but there are creative ways exist to express your authentic self and engage with your audience. Consider giving short-form videos a try - it might be the boost your business needs!

09-18-2023 - Lindy Powers - It's Not Just a Headshot!

From Fashion Model in the 70’s to Portrait Photographer, Lindy Powers has lived on both sides of the camera. In this interview Lindy shares her experience working as a model, working with fashion photographers, traveling the world, and using her understanding and knowledge to create photographic portraits for business. A portrait is so much more than just a headshot. First impressions can make all the difference……

09-12-2023 - Dr. Keith McNally - The Question Guy

Meaningful conversations that lead to positive change! Meet Dr. Keith McNally and learn about the Envision Speakers Series, his book Walking the Path, Coach’s Corner, his Podcast, The Question Guy, and more.

09-05-2023 - Rob Z Wentz - Growing Business Bigger, Better, Faster


Are you stuck? This week, I speak with Rob Z Wentz who is a Executive Leadership Coach specializing in helping businesses grow bigger, better, and faster by using the V.I.T.A.L.S. System – Vision, Impact, Technology/Transformation, Action, Leadership, Service.

08-28-2023 - Lindy Powers - Photography and the Cleveland Indians


From fashion model in the ‘70’s to becoming a Portrait Photographer, Lindy Powers has had amazing experiences in the world of Photography. In today’s interview, Lindy shares how her love of baseball took her on an adventure photographing the Cleveland Indians. We speak about what makes this coffee table book so very special.

08-21-2023 - Kevin O'Connor - When the Family Business is a Funeral Home

Kevin O’Connor is the author of Two Floors Above Grief". Kevin has written a wonderful book chronicling the stories of families and friends. Kevin and I speak about his family as well as his aunt, uncle and cousins and how they lived on the second and third floors above the family business – a funeral home.

08-15-2023 - Jacquelynne Hess - Business Marketing with Options



This week, Jacquelynne Hess and I speak about her agency -- MJ Squad. MJ Squad is a women owned company helping large and small businesses get noticed. Do you have Social Media challenges, Marketing challenges, Design and Logo challenges, Website Design challenges, Jacquelynne and her team can help.

08-07-2023 - Marla Duran - From Self-Taught Designer to Season 2 Project Runway


This week, join me as I speak with Marla Duran, a self-taught designer, who made it to Season 2 of Project Runway. Embracing and sharing your talents with the world can lead to a fulfilling and rewarding path in life! Stay tuned! In this snippet I was thrilled to be wearing one of her designs.

07-31-2023 - Maribeth Decker - Intuitive Animal Communication


Can we communicate with our Furry Friends? I speak with Maribeth Decker about strengthening the human-animal connection through intuitive animal communication. While we may not understand their thoughts like human language, there are ways to interpret and decode their behaviors to get a glimpse into their world! Stay tuned!

07-24-2023 - Tracy Coenen - Finding the Money in Divorce

Tracy Coenen speaks about protecting financial rights during divorce. It is crucial for women to actively engage in financial matters, educate themselves, and seek professional advice to protect their interests! Also look for her amazing book – Find Me the Money Look for her Divorce Money Guide

07-17-2023 -
Heather M. Allmendinger - Balancing Your Body - Your Cycle

Heather M. Allmendinger and I speak about women unlocking balance and health through a deeper understanding of their cycle. Education plays a crucial role in empowering women to take charge of their reproductive health!

07-10-2023 - Ashley Kinkead - Mastering Private Label Sales on Amazon



Founder of Private Label Mastery, host of a top-ranked Amazon FBA podcast, and author of Million Dollar e-Com Secrets -- join me as I speak with Ashley Kinkead about how she went from an unfulfilling corporate job to an extraordinary laptop life working with 6, 7, and 8-figure Amazon sellers.

07-03-2023 - Lizzie Ens - From Escape to Functional Nutritian - An Amazing Story


Lizzie Ens is a former Amish girl who chose to jump for a better life and future. Now a Board Certified Nutrition Practitioner, personal trainer, author, and speaker, Lizzie is on a mission to make an impact.

06-26-2023 - Mary Katherine Stahl - Find Your Fit Body


Unlocking your best self by finding your fit body – join me as I speak with Mary Katherine Stahl. It’s more than just exercise. Learn about Fit Body Bootcamp.

06-19-2023 - Farnaz Dar - From Fennel to Thinking Outside the Grain


Many of us have been raised to conform to family and societal expectations. Join me I speak with Farnaz Dar about thinking “Outside the Grain” and her podcast by the same name and her wonderful product – Saufennel. Stay tuned!

06-12-23 - Michael Fritzius - The Superpower of Storytelling Through Podcasting

Podcasting is often viewed solely as a source of content; however, the power of podcasts extends far beyond just content. Join me as I speak with Michael Fritzius about the Superpower of storytelling. Podcasting is a vehicle for business growth -- creating opportunities for hosts, guests, and listeners. Podcasts forge meaningful relationships.
Stay tuned!

06-05-23 - Michelle McInnis - Exploring Human Design


This week, Michelle McInnis is my guest, and we talk about decoding Human Design for self-understanding. By embracing the transformative power of Human Design, individuals may be able to navigate life with greater ease, authenticity, and a deeper sense of purpose! Stay tuned!

05-30-23 - Paulina Fernandez - Is Your Mirror Telling the Truth?


When you look into a mirror, you often assume that you see the truth. But is it the truth? Join me as I get to speak with Paulina Fernandez about the confidence-boosting effects of your image and wardrobe. Master the skill of presenting yourself with grace and style. Stay tuned!

05-22-23 - Cora Naylor - Is it Possible to Release Trapped Emotions?

Have you ever thought about trapped emotions? Trapped emotions can build up over time despite a desire for emotional release. Join me as I speak with Cora Naylor, Emotion Code Practitioner, about the possibility of releasing those trapped emotions. Stay tuned!

05-15-23 - Anne Zuckerman - Where My Business Story Began


Like any other business owner, owning and starting a business is never easy. And every successful business owner has their own story to tell. In this episode, I will share where my business story began. Hopefully, my story can serve as an inspiration for those of you who are considering starting your own business -- demonstrating that, with perseverance, hard work, creativity, and imagination, anything is possible! Please Subscribe

05-08-23 - Pejman Shirzad - It's More than Just a Diamond

It’s Wedding Season. Join me as I interview Pejman Shirzad and listen as he speaks about diamonds. PHD Jewelers offers an amazing selection of diamonds, both natural as well as laboratory created. PHD Jewelers also takes pride in their service and custom design. Weddings, Engagements, Special Occasions -- special jewelry to last for generations.

05-01-23 - Ranchelle Van Bryce - Sacred Art of Business Coach


Many entrepreneurial women struggle to create ease and flow in their businesses and personal lives. Join me as I speak with Ranchelle Van Bryce about the Sacred Art of Business Coaching. You can create a deeper sense of purpose and meaning as well as ease and flow in business and life.

04-24-23 -
Jennifer Kostacos - Women's Health Care - Concierge Medicine


Alternative healthcare – Concierge Service. Fortunately, there are alternative healthcare models that offer solutions! Join me as I speak with Dr. Jennifer Kostacos about the advantages of concierge medicine for women's health care. Stay tuned!

04-17-23 - JR Spear - Be Prepared for the Ambush


Entrepreneurship is a challenging journey filled with obstacles and unpredictable situations. It is essential for entrepreneurs to prepare for an unforeseen ambush! Join me as I speak with JR Spear, of Creed Consulting and the Founder of BLN (Business Leaders Network) about how business owners can prepare for unexpected challenges. Entrepreneurs anticipating the ambush can increase their chance of success and thrive in a highly competitive market! Stay tuned! For full episode -

Season 1

04-10-23 - Wendi Bergin - Joyfully Prepared - Container Gardening and More

In this fast-paced world, moms have to juggle multiple responsibilities. But it is also crucial for moms to take the time to learn some basic skills that can benefit their families in the long run! Join me as I speak with Wendi Bergin about the beauty and practicality of container gardening. Yes, gardening is an excellent way for moms to provide fresh and healthy produce for their families while also enjoying the therapeutic benefits of working with nature! Stay tuned!

04-03-23 - Brent Stone - Importance of Generating Passive Income

Most people feel stuck in a never-ending cycle of working to earn money - constantly trading their life for money, with no end in sight. However, it is possible to break free from this cycle! Join me as I speek with Brent Stone about the importance of generating passive income. It is possible to create a significant source of passive income that can help you achieve financial freedom! Stay tuned!

03-27-23 - Tamsen Webster - Story, Structure, Goal, and the Red Thread

When crafting a compelling narrative, several key elements can make a story truly memorable. Join me as I speak with Tamsen Webster about story, structure, goal, and the red thread. Weaving these elements together can create a story that captures your audience's attention, communicates your message, and inspires action! Stay tuned!

03-20-23 - Maribeth Marburger - Getting Unstuck - Victim to Victor


Feeling stuck in life is a common experience for many people - going through the motions without any real sense of purpose or direction. However, breaking free from this cycle and creating positive change is possible! Join me as I speak with Maribeth Marburger about shifting your mindset from victim to victor. You can take steps to get unstuck and move towards a more fulfilling life! Stay

03-13-23 - Nicky Cuesta - Building a Leadership Mindset


Leadership is tough, and having the right mindset is vital to becoming a leader. So it is not surprising that leaders with a leadership mindset are valuable assets to any organization! Join me as I speak with Nicky Cuesta about building a leadership mindset. Developing this skill takes time and effort, but it’s worth it for your growth and those around you! Stay tuned!

03-06-23 - Sara Torpey - What If Selling Didn't Feel Icky, Sticky or Hard


Do you hate the word Selling? It's often the "sell" part of sales that puts you and another person off - which is why you might not like selling. So how can you sell in the right way and not hate your current role? Join me as I speak with Sara Torpey about selling without feeling icky, sticky, and hard. Though this job has a lot of challenges, selling is a great way to earn a living! Stay tuned!

02-27-2023 - Matthew Brackett -
Alignment of Personal and Leadership Growth


If you want to enhance your leadership capacity, building your personal growth is one of the essential strategies! Join me as I speak with Matthew Brackett about aligning your personal and leadership development. Leadership comes from within, and self-awareness can jumpstart the process! Stay tuned!

02-20-2023 - Richard Gearhart - Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks and Entrepreneurs


Do you have a brilliant new concept that you’re sure will make you a fortune? If you do, don’t let it fall into copycats trying to make a buck off your idea! Join me as I speak with Richard Gearhart about protecting your business ideas legally. Registering your business idea can help ensure and enjoy the fruits of your labor!

02-13-2023 - Katrina Sawa - Jumpstart Your Biz Now


Starting a business can be overwhelming and complicated, especially if you've never done it. Luckily, many successful entrepreneurs are now sharing how their business is thriving! Join me as I speak with Katrina Sawa about ways to jumpstart your business. Entrepreneurship is a world full of unknowns, but if you aim for success, now is the time to find the courage to take the first step! Stay tuned! Full Episode -

02-06-2023 - Gayle Gruenberg - Get Organized


Being organized only comes naturally to some, but it's important to remember that organization can be learned and honed like any other soft skill! Join me as I speak with Gayle Gruenberg about how you can get organized. Whether or not keeping organized is one of your strengths, it's a habit everyone should get into! Check out ...

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Fashion and beauty are serious business.


On this podcast, we will hear from amazing creative entrepreneurs. Join us as we explore their unique success stories, learn from experts, and hear about their journeys.


Steve Jobs famously said that “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”


So ---- Let’s Get Crazy


I am your host Anne Zuckerman and this is the Just Wanted to Ask Podcast.