The Business Success Cafe is....
The Perfect Coffee Break!

Only 20 Minutes and It's FREE

New Educational Topics Weekly with Global Experts! Don’t Miss a Single One!

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A Message From Your Host…

Cathy Demers

Cathy Demers

What is the Business Success Cafe?

It’s a weekly gathering of small business owners from around the globe. We come together via a telephone conference (with an optional webcast) to learn first-hand from a wide variety of business growth experts.

These global experts, hand-selected for their specific expertise, share with you and your peers important information and priceless tips you need to ensure your business success.

If you’ve been thinking “I need to spend more time learning how to grow my business but I can’t seem to fit it into my day” then this is the perfect solution for YOU!

The Business Success Cafe is where success-minded small business owners, just like you, gather to take a break from their hectic day, and all the problems du jour, to learn from business growth experts in a relaxed virtual environment.

Most importantly you don’t need to carve an hour or more out of your busy schedule…each event is JUST 20 minutes!

Attend from anywhere! While you do need to bring your own coffee…there is no driving, no parking, no hassles…and no tipping the barista.

with ​Adam Houlahan

​LinkedIn 2020 - Update On LinkedIn’s Latest Features
(More Leads For You!)

LinkedIn is one of the most dynamic business-growth tools at your disposal.

With 675 million users globally (and growing by two new users every second), LinkedIn is a powerhouse platform for generating new business leads...IF you know how to use its features to your advantage.

LinkedIn is advancing with new free services at a rapid rate, but unfortunately they’re not the best at communicating these new features to their users.

Today at the Business Success Cafe, you'll get up-to-date news on the latest release features and more importantly "how" to leverage them for your success.

In this 20-minute "Cafe" with Adam Houlahan, you'll learn:

  • How to utilise the Events page to get instant visibility on any promotions you’re running
  • How (and why) to showcase and activate the “Add Services” feature 
  • Some major changes to LinkedIn Company Pages and what you need to do with yours right now
  • And a simple strategy you can implement today and get those leads flowing

About Adam Houlahan

Adam Houlahan is an International Keynote Speaker specialising in LinkedIn strategies for entrepreneurs, and CEO of the highly successful LinkedIn agency, Prominence Global. 

He hosts what may be the world’s largest free on-line LinkedIn training event with thousands of people registering every 12-weeks and is considered to be one of Australia’s leading experts in harnessing the power of LinkedIn for business. 

He is the author of three Amazon best-selling books Social Media Secret Sauce, The LinkedIn Playbook, and Influencer. Adam co-authored a fourth international best-seller “Better Business, Better Life, Better World”.

...Cannot wait for another one!

learned some information that I can use right away in my business. I appreciate the help and support...cannot wait for another great presentation. 

with ​Amy Harrop

​Profiting From Public Domain Content:
Best Practices and Pitfalls

Do you need an ongoing stream of high-quality content?

Let’s face it. No matter what you do online, you’re going to need content. There’s just no way of getting around it.
But creating great content can take forever.

The solution? Public Domain Content!

This copyright-free content can be used in any way you wish, and it comes in a large variety of formats.

And in case you didn’t know it, recently there’s been a new legal development that allows you to access massive amounts of newly released, free content.

Now, brand new works are entering the Public Domain each and every year. This is a massive opportunity that’s now available for the first time in twenty years.

In this 20 minutes you’ll discover:

  • Why now is the time to take advantage of public domain content to grow your business
  • How to use public domain content the right way...and avoid these pitfalls
  • How to monetize public domain content
  • Strategies to leverage massive amounts of brand new public domain content

About Amy Harrop

Amy Harrop helps publishers, bloggers, authors, trainers, coaches, affiliate marketers and service providers unlock the secrets of creating profitable income streams with content.

Whether you’ve been in the content creation game for a while or you’re just starting out, she can show you the powerful strategies that will allow you to build profitable income streams quickly and easily.

Amy lives in beautiful northern Idaho with her husband and pet family. She is a former high school English teacher, and has years of training, content creation, and publishing experience.  

Absolutely Amazing!

The content that Cathy provides each week on her Success Cafe is absolutely amazing.

What makes it such a great program is the diversity of topics covered and the fact that each speaker is challenged to present tons of content within a 20 minute coffee break.

As a result, I've been exposed to many ideas that I would not have had the opportunity to see otherwise.

with ​​Crystal Thies

​How to Get Visibility on LinkedIn
(Without Wasting Your Time Posting)

LinkedIn’s news feed algorithm makes it very challenging for posts to get visibility.

They grade your post and then decide who to show it to. If the people they show it to don’t comment or react to it in the first 4-6 hours, LinkedIn downgrades the post and it’s not going to get much visibility - ever.

For LinkedIn to keep showing your content they need to see proof that it’s valuable and they get that proof when your content generates engagement and conversations. LinkedIn then rewards people who generate engaging content and penalizes those who share a link to something outside LinkedIn.

Fortunately, this opens up an opportunity to get tons of visibility without the work and creativity of writing viral posts. 

The secret to visibility on LinkedIn is to comment on other peoples’ posts. LinkedIn comments work completely differently than Facebook or Instagram and can generate exponentially more visibility than a mediocre LinkedIn posting strategy.

In this 20-minute coffee break, Crystal Thies will show you the power of LinkedIn commenting so you can use it to get visibility, build relationships, and create business opportunities.

The best part? It’s super fast and easy!

About Crystal Thies

Known as the LinkedIn Ninja since 2010, Crystal Thies’ approach to leveraging the power of LinkedIn for sales and business development, matches her motto of Precision, Efficiency, Effectiveness. 

Working with businesses, sales teams, and individuals to create LinkedIn profiles and organic lead generation systems, Crystal helps people turn their time spent on LinkedIn into an investment that gets them visible to, connected to and opened up to conversations with their perfect prospects.

Crystal also specializes in the highly regulated industry of financial services and is the co-author of the first ever book on social media for financial advisors,  The Social Media Handbook for Financial Advisors: How to Use LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter to Build and Grow Your Business) published by Bloomberg Press.


Business Owners Love the Business Success Cafe!

The guests that Cathy interviews give practical, actionable ideas that most times I can find a way to act on immediately.

Right behind learning doable ideas, I enjoy the connection with smart people – and that happens on the Business Success Cafe.

with ​​​Hugh Tafel

​Why Text Messaging Must Be in Your

Marketing and Support Arsenal

In our current business climate it’s never been more important to have simple, low cost systems that enable you to reply instantly to prospect inquiries and address customer or client concerns.

The latest text messaging solutions can allow you (or your team) to respond to customers and prospects personally – using their preferred method of communication - without disclosing your personal phone number or contact information.

In this 20 minute training you’ll learn:

  • Why texting is the preferred communication channel for today’s consumers
  • Why 73% of consumers wish they were able to text with businesses, rather than phone, when they have questions or require support (Hint: it has to do with the psychology behind online customer search behavior)
  • How implementing text-based marketing can increase conversion rates between 100% and 300%! ...and gets a response rate up to 209% higher than phone calls.

About Hugh Tafel

Hugh Tafel works with local business owners and professionals to set-up systems to find and attract their most qualified and profitable customers, then send trackable offers to these customers to increase sales and profits.

He is a certified, platinum marketing coach with Leader Publishing Worldwide, the creator of “Real Business Mastery” - an online e-learning system that gives local businesses more skills and knowledge to grow their enterprises than an MBA on steroids. 

Hugh has written 3 books, the latest of which is called the “45 Minute Business Breakthrough – How I find $10K in Any Business in 45 Minutes or Less, Without Spending a Dime on Sales or Marketing”.


Great Content in Every One!

I really enjoy the Business Success Cafe because of the content.

I got something out of every one that I have listened to.
I also like that even if I miss the on air interview I can always listen to it later, usually after my work day is done and I can really listen to it.

Keep up the good work and keep providing the good information. Thanks!

with​ Greg Sanders

7 High-Response Principles of Digital Marketing 

You Probably Don't Know
(But Should Be Using!)

All businesses, even brick-and-mortar businesses, need a digital footprint. Websites are useful for some of your marketing, and email promotions still show some results, but getting onto people’s smartphones is the new imperative for the 20’s. Unfortunately, it’s easy to do that very POORLY. 

In this 20 minute ‘Cafe’, you’ll learn the 7 HIGH-RESPONSE principles most people don’t know, or aren't using, along with specific tools for quick implementation:

  1. Relationship-Smart (don’t annoy people!)
  2. Easy-To-Share Footprint
  3. 2-Way Sharing (they get your information; you get theirs)
  4. Automated List Building
  5. Content Flexibility & Message Targeting
  6. Community Engagement (include others to maximize your results)
  7. High-Response Follow-Up (get them to Take Action!)

Learn these principles and you’ll not only raise your level of professionalism, you’ll raise your engagement and response rates and more sales will follow!

About Greg Sanders

Greg Sanders, founder and CEO of EZcard, is known as Dr. EZ for good reason. He makes the complexity of digital marketing simple and easy to understand.

As a university teacher for 30 years, Dr. Sanders now takes his PhD in sociology and helps business owners (even technophobes) understand the basics of smartphone technology and how to learn how to unleash the power of smartphones to build trust, create more clients, and make more money!

Greg was elected as the 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year by the Southwestern Illinois Small Business Association.


with​ ​Rob Goyette

How to Create, Sell, and Deliver VIP Weekends

(Virtual and In Person)

Would you like a "high ticket" program to offer your clients, that's irresistible?

Rob Goyette has created, sold, and delivered over 75 "VIP Weekends" ranging in price from $3,000 to $10,000.

In this free training, Rob is going to share his best tips and strategies so you can create, sell, and deliver your own "high ticket" VIP Weekend.

You’ll learn:

  • What is a VIP Weekend and why they ROCK
  • How to create a ‘Results Model’ to use as a selling and delivery tool
  • How to package your VIP Weekend
  • How to sell your VIP Weekend
  • How to deliver your VIP Weekend

About Rob Goyette

Rob Goyette has been serving leaders in the coaching niche since 2007. In 2014, he started his own business by building and nurturing an audience and offering innovative products and programs. 

With an expertise in marketing and technology, he’s supported many of the leaders in the coaching niche as well as their coaches.

Rob currently resides in Puerto Rico with his wife and 8 year old son.


To Be Announced

One of the best things that has happened in my life! Really.

The Business Success Cafe has been one of the best things that has happened in my life! Really.

The presentations are to the point, invariably helpful and insightful, and always encourage me in my solopreneurship in some way.

I love that these ''coffee breaks'' are do-able in a busy day. They are golden.

with​ ​Karon Thackston

9 Easy Ways to Brainstorm Unique Ideas
For Blog Posts That Readers Crave

You can only expect your brain to come up with so many fresh new blog ideas on your own before risking a mental meltdown on the grandest scale.

These 9 ways to brainstorm post ideas quickly will help save your sanity especially if you create content on a regular basis.

Karon Thackston will show you her secrets for generating enticing and compelling blog posts that will hook your readers and grow your audience.

You’ll learn:

  • Karon’s 9 favorite ways to generate an unlimited list of blog post ideas.
  • Resources she uses for inspiration.
  • Her #1 recommendation for customizable, reusable blog post topics your readers will clamor for.

About Karon Thackston

Teacher, guide, and simplifier of the complex, since 1999 Karon Thackston and the Marketing Words agency have been devoted to delivering high-value training that empowers online entrepreneurs to entice, engage and earn more.

Need to master the fun and function of blogging for business? Or free yourself by growing passive income streams? Count on Karon to break down the process into easily understood steps. And she’ll do it with 100% focus, not fluff, so you can entice, engage and earn!

Just some of the things you'll learn at the Business Success Cafe:

  • Say “NO” and Attract More Clients Online
  • Measure What You Treasure: Train Your Brain and Get More of What You Want in Just Two Minutes a Day
  • If You Chase Two Rabbits…You’ll Catch Neither One: Staying Focused on Your Priorities
  • Want More Money in Your Jeans? How to Shift Your Focus from Income to the Bottom Line…Profit!
  • Entrepreneurial Isolation Sickness – Remedies for Those Who Work Alone
  • …New Topics Are Added Weekly! Attend As Many As You Like