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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 | Michele Andorfer

NAME
Michele Andorfer

COMPANY
Diamond Innovations

POSITION
Consultant/Coach

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WHO IS YOUR IDEAL CLIENT? 
Organizations/Individuals that want to improve their results

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN YOUR FIELD OF WORK?
I have been in the education field for 25 years as both a teacher and an administrator. During this time I observed organizations that adopted and implemented research based practices and materials with often minimal results. I wondered and contemplated why some organizations were successful and others were not.  

I conducted a research study which resulted in the identification of key factors that successful organizations and individuals use on a daily basis. I have developed a model, which is the basis of my upcoming book, Environments of Success. I work with organizations and individuals to implement these Environments  so they can meet and exceed any goal they set.  

WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE think THEY KNOW ABOUT YOUR JOB? 
People often think that a consultant brings in a set "toolbox" of  resources and materials that is used with every client. In reality, I cater my services to the needs of the client by using a variety of different tools and techniques depending upon the needs, goals, and desired outcomes of the client. I also continually learn and develop new resources that benefits the organizations I work with.

NAME ONE THING YOU WISH PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT YOUR JOB? 
I wish people knew that I am 100% committed to their success. When I partner with them to achieve their goals, I wish they knew and believed that success will occur if they implement the key principles in Environments of Success. 

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB? 
I love helping other people attain their dreams and goals. Nothing is more satisfying to see the excitement of clients when what they didn't think was possible actually became a reality.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE STARTING OUT IN YOUR INDUSTRY? 
If you are passionate about what you want to do, don't give up. Keep believing and taking action steps and your dreams will become a reality.

WHAT IS THE ONE BOOK YOU THINK I SHOULD READ RIGHT NOW? 
The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins. Great book about pushing yourself to do the things you don't "feel" like doing.

CONTACT MICHELE HERE:

PHONE
715-490-0858
EMAIL
micheleandorfer@gmail.com


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Local Business Spotlight | Country Travel Discoveries

NAME
Beth Roncke

COMPANY
Country Travel DISCOVERIES

POSITION
Director of Marketing

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WHO IS YOUR IDEAL CLIENT?
A frequent traveler who likes to discover off-the-beaten-path places

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN YOUR FIELD OF WORK?
I've been in marketing since I graduated from college. After interning on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., I returned home to Milwaukee and have been working in marketing ever since.

WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE think THEY KNOW ABOUT YOUR JOB?
They think we get all sorts of travel discounts - we don't.

NAME ONE THING YOU WISH PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT YOUR JOB?
Country Travel DISCOVERIES meticulously plans every tour we offer. We even do a 'dry-run' of each tour well before the tour actually runs to make sure everything runs on time and flawlessly. We also can plan group tours for private associations, organizations, clubs and more.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB?
Promoting our fantastic tours to the best travelers around!

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE STARTING OUT IN YOUR INDUSTRY? 
Find as many internships as you can - it's a great way to get experience and possibly find permanent employment.

WHAT IS THE one BOOK YOU THINK I SHOULD READ RIGHT NOW? 
The Little Red Book of Selling by Jeffrey Gitomer

CONTACT BETH HERE:

WEBSITE
www.CountryTravelDiscoveries.com
PHONE 
262-923-8120
EMAIL
marketing@countrytraveldiscoveries.com


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Local Business Spotlight | Ann Rakowiecki

NAME
Ann Rakowiecki

COMPANY
MKE MKTG CO

POSITION
Founder

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Who is your ideal client?
A small business owner that is looking to grow, take the next step, do things a little differently than they have been.

How did you get started in your field of work?
Honestly, I fell into marketing and promotions as a whole.  I was either going to be a radio DJ or a rock star.  I figured out that my voice wasn't suited for the radio and that my guitar playing wasn't anywhere near as good as Eddie Van Halen's.  I went back to school for an MBA (no small feat for a communications major) and through a series of right, wrong, planned and unplanned turns I landed where I am today.

What is something people THINK they know about your job?
I heard someone say about marketing folks, "Some people spend the money and some people make the money."  

Name one thing you WISH people knew about your job?
Marketing is not necessarily a sunk cost like a piece of equipment.  Labor hours themselves are not themselves the be all and end all to crafting and executing marketing.  Marketers need tools to get their jobs done well, effectively and efficiently.  

What do you love most about your job?
By far it's meeting people who are making things happen and running their show. I've met a number of creative people. Creativity shows itself in a number of ways. I also love that they take thoughtful risks.

What advice would you give to someone starting out in your industry?
Specialization is seems to be the only way to fly these days in marketing, I'd encourage young professionals to get comfortable with different facets of marketing. As small businesses grow, they'll look for someone who has a broad skill set.

What is the ONE book that you think I should read RIGHT NOW?
I'm not big on self-improvement or motivational books. I prefer to read biographies and autobiographies. It's always interesting to read real stories, even if I don't always agree with the interpretation.

CONTACT ANN HERE:

WEBSITE
www.mkemktgco.com

EMAIL
ann@mkemktgco.com


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