Brookfield Chamber of Commerce

Local Business Spotlight | Wendy Frausto

NAME
Wendy Frausto

POSITION
Ambassador, SMB Relations

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Who is your ideal client?
Small to medium-sized businesses looking to streamline business processes.

How did you get started in your field of work?
I've always enjoyed getting to know people. Networking is the perfect fit.

What is something people THINK they know about your job? 
People think doing my job comes naturally to me, but it has taken me years to refine people skills.

Name one thing you WISH people knew about your job?
Any success that I've experienced I owe to others who have first gone before me. I am a life-long learner.

What is the ONE book that you think I should read RIGHT NOW?
Personality Plus by Florence Littauer


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Local Business Spotlight | Ali Gully

NAME
Ali Gully

BUSINESS
Ascent Astrology

POSITION
Chief Stargazer and Personal Life Navigator

Who is your ideal client?
Someone who is at a crossroads in their life and wants to do something different for a better outcome.

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How did you get started in your field of work?
I opened my first astrology book when I was 11.  After 20 years of being a therapist and 30+ years of astrology studies, I figured out a way to sync my two talents.  I adore helping people get to new flashes of insight about their lives.  I can impact an individual more in one astrology session than in 3 months of therapy.  

What is something people THINK they know about your job?
It’s not just the sun sign!  It’s so much more than the horoscope in the newspaper.  There are 10 planets and their angles and their positions in time and space that influence everything.  I take the chart of the sky the moment you took your first breath and decode the narrative of your natal talents and life path.

Name one thing you WISH people knew about your job?
Astrology is not fortune telling and it’s not fate.  It’s the ongoing planetary cycles interacting with your personal chart.  I give you information so you can make better life decisions.  Having a personal astrologer is an ongoing relationship.  I get consulted for relationship topics, parenting strategies, fertility, weddings, career decisions, and even year ahead forecasts.  

What do you love most about your job?
My clients

What advice would you give to someone starting out in your industry?
Read a ton and find a mentor already in the field. Get a professional reading to see if they are a good fit for you.

What is the ONE book that you think I should read RIGHT NOW?
"The Essential Guide to Practical Astrology" by April Elliot Kent. Its a wonderful introduction book and her writing has a lot of humor.

CONTACT ALI HERE:
WEBSITE
www.ascentastrology.com
EMAIL ali@ascentastrology.com


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Local Business Spotlight | Sara Nowacki

NAME
Sara Nowacki

COMPANY
Platinum Travel

POSITION
Owner/Travel Consultant

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Who is your ideal client?
Someone who wants an amazing and unique experience when they travel

How did you get started in your field of work?
Travel has always been my passion.  When I had the opportunity to share my passion with others, I jumped at the chance.

What is something people THINK they know about your job? 
People think I travel for free, but that is not the case.  I pay for my travel just like everyone else.

Name one thing you WISH people knew about your job?
I work 24/7 even on "vacation".  If a client is traveling, I am monitoring their flights, making sure they get where they are supposed to be.  If there is an issue (even at 2:00 am) I will take care of that.

What do you love most about your job?
Making people happy

What advice would you give to someone starting out in your industry?
Do your research and keep researching.

What is the ONE book that you think I should read RIGHT NOW?
Oh, the Places You'll Go  By Dr. Seuss

CONTACT SARAH HERE:
Company Website
www.PlatinumTravelWI.com

Business Phone
414.377.8611

Email
sara@platinumtravelwi.com

Social Media
www.facebook.com/PlatinumTravelWI/


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Local Business Spotlight | Jayme Radomski

NAME
Jayme Radomski

COMPANY
Top Shelf Home Organizing

POSITION
Owner, Professional Organizer

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Who is your ideal client?
Busy families and small businesses

How did you get started in your field of work?
My organizing career started decades ago as the neighborhood babysitter.  Families always came home to nicely organized kids’ spaces and room. After receiving degrees in engineering and business management and over a decade of work in the engineering industry, I decided to pursue my passion for helping people get organized and be more efficient. 

What is something people THINK they know about your job? 
That they can get organized on their own.... when they have time.  ;-)

Name one thing you WISH people knew about your job?
How much FUN I have helping people and businesses get organized.

What do you love most about your job?
The positive response I receive when someone feels in control of their life and business after an organizing session.

What advice would you give to someone starting out in your industry?
To always have fun.

What is the ONE book that you think I should read RIGHT NOW?
The Joy of Less by Francine Jay

CONTACT JAYME HERE:

WEBSITE

http://topshelfhomeorganizing.com

PHONE
262.373.9416

EMAIL
jayme@topshelfhomeorganizing.com


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Local Business Spotlight | Jo Ann Toporski

NAME
Jo Ann Toporski

COMPANY
Jo Ann Toporski Social Media Management and Web Design

POSITION
Owner

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Who is your ideal client?
Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

How did you get started in your field of work?
I got started twofold.  I've always had a passion for technology - I'm a Geek :)  And I started giving seminars and training and created a hobby business, The Joy of Computing, in 2007. At the same time, I was also the VP of Sales for an International Software Company and, it became evident that companies, including mine, needed to understand social selling as part of their strategy to grow their business.  So I started working with my company and our partners and customers to understand social selling and LinkedIn.  That grew into my love of other social platforms, and the rest is history.  Of course, there was also a lot of training and certifications needed before I could start my business.

What is something people THINK they know about your job?
Social media management isn’t just about posting content to a business’s social media channels. A good social media manager is not just someone who owns a smartphone and happens to enjoy social media in their personal life. Just because you watch TV doesn’t mean you can produce television ad campaigns, and the same is true for social media.  

Name one thing you WISH people knew about your job?
I'm not "just on Facebook" all day and there's no such thing as 9 to 5.

What do you love most about your job?
Helping my clients develop and nurture their online relationships and have success growing their business.

What advice would you give to someone starting out in your industry?
Get the foundation knowledge and form relationships with industry influencers.

I'm also a Certified Online Business Manager. This helps me focus on the big picture and bring my expertise in project management, launch management, and team management to help my clients. 

What is the ONE book that you think I should read RIGHT NOW?
Known by Mark W. Schaefer and any book by David Meerman Scott

CONTACT JO ANN HERE:

WEBSITE
https://www.joanntoporski.com


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