Sunday, July 20, 2014

Small Biz Saturday Showcase 06-14-14, Health, Beauty, Dentistry, Marketing

Positively Pittsburgh Live
Small Biz Saturday Showcase 06-14-14
Beauty, Fitness, Wellness, Dentistry and Marketing
Hosted By Joanne Quinn-Smith
Listen to the show online HERE

Today's Guests:
Darah Richardson
Omni Health and Wellness LLC
Julie Arnheim
Independent Health & Wellness Consultant, Arbonne International
Becky Auer
Up A Notch Licensing LLC and Founder of No BS Marketing Meeting-Pittsburgh
Carl Medgaus DMD
Cosmetic Dental Implant Dentist, Medgaus Dental Care

Darah Richardson
Founder, Omni Health and Wellness LLC
Darah Richardson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Movement Science with a specialization in Wellness and Health Promotion from the University of Pittsburgh in 2004. She has over 10 years of experience in the fitness, health and wellness industry. Darah has worked in a wide variety of settings as an adaptive physical education teacher, exercise physiologist in a cardiac rehabilitation unit, fitness trainer, group exercise instructor and health club manager.

Darah  became a certified peer support specialist (CPS) and advocate for self-injury awareness in the mental health community. She has presented at the National Association of Peer Support Specialist Annual Conference and sponsors annual Self Injury Awareness Day events.

Darah’s passion for fitness and education resulted in founding Omni Health and Wellness, LLC, a company that inspires people to live a full life through wellness.  Services Omni offers: In home personal training, group exercise, corporate wellness, special  populations  services (Physical, mental, intellectual ,  disabilities, cancer, diabetes, chronic illness)

Talking Points:
  • Wellness is the key - 8 key interaction areas of your life:
  1. Emotional—Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships
  2. Environmental—Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being
  3. Financial–Satisfaction with current and future financial situations
  4. Intellectual—Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills
  5. Occupational—Personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work
  6. Physical—Recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods and sleep
  7. Social—Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system
  8. Spiritual—Expanding our sense of purpose and meaning in life
  • Coming to Pittsburgh Kellman Beat Cancer Boot Camp
  • Cancer patient who exercise and participate in wellness actives have better outcomes. 
  • Turtle Team- Free walking program for adults with mental illness or addiction 
  • People  with serious mental illness die 25 year earlier then the general population 
  • Corporate Wellness programs including lunch and learn, on site healthily cooking demo, group exercise classes and  onsite personal training 
  • In home personal training/ one-on-one small groups and backyard group fitness classes 
  • Wellness coaching
Entrepreneur Tip:  Go all in!!

Consumer Tip:  
EVERYONE can be fit.  Everyone can do something for their health. Wellness is looking at how everything in your body interacts.

Positively Pittsburgh Live Special Offer:
10% off any 6 weeks corporate group exercise class or wellness program
Offer expires Dec 31, 2014  |  Code: PPL14

Omni Health and Wellness LLC
322 Mall Blvd Suite 242 Monroeville PA 15146
(412) 849-6813  |
Twitter: @omnihw  |  Facebook: Omni Health and Wellness  |  YouTube: OmniHW

Julie Arnheim
Independent Health & Wellness Consultant, Arbonne International
Earning two master’s degrees (Leadership Transformation and Business Administration) are just cobblestones on Julie Arnheim’s path. The first born of her entire generation in her family, Julie always had to figure out navigational and observational skills of being between the ‘oldest of the kids’ or the ‘youngest of the adults’ and her emotional intelligence grew from these lessons. Often times she finds herself in the servant leadership role of any organization she belongs to, and presently she is active with Rotary International’s Downtown Pittsburgh club and BNI’s Three Rivers chapter. Julie also enjoys just being a good citizen by calling in the numerous potholes on her drives around town. Julie cares deeply about the aging populations and caregiver issues chooses to volunteer with AgeWell Rides as well as donating time for makeovers and pampering sessions in nursing homes and retirement communities.

“Sales and customer service is in my blood” Admits Ms. Arnheim.  Her ancestry (on mom’s side) was the Kaufmann’s (of the department store) as well as a Miami based department store. Her maternal grandfather had the stores Risenstein and A Shop Called East (which were stores in Monroeville Mall many years ago). On her father’s side, both great grandfathers were traveling salesmen, and her grandfather, Stanley Arnheim, founded Arnheim & Neely real estate, where her parents both worked until it was sold 18 years ago.

The idea to provide skin care products unparalleled in quality and effectiveness developed in Switzerland in 1975, when one man, Petter Mørck, together with a group of leading bio-chemists, biologists and herbalists, fulfilled his vision and founded Arbonne.

Arbonne's skin care products, based on botanical principles, became a reality in the United States in 1980 and are now shared throughout the world through Arbonne's network of Independent Consultants. Building on these same founding principles, Arbonne's product line has since grown to include both inner and outer health and beauty products that are unparalleled in quality, safety, value, benefits and results!

The wonderful thing about Arbonne is that it's not just about great products, it's also about great people. The Arbonne family is made up of thousands of individuals working to make their dreams come true. Through sales incentives and rewards, travel opportunities, a generous SuccessPlan and great products, Arbonne offers a unique opportunity that can help make anyone's vision for the future a reality.

Talking Points:
  • I want to make a difference in people’s lives. This comes in many forms, because the most important thing is to meet a client or prospect where they are and learn what they need:
  1. It could be the feeling you get with a new ‘look’ with cosmetics 
  2. Seeing a difference in how you look & feel using good skincare,
  3. Helping someone make lifestyle changes with nutritional products that are supportive to the functioning of the digestive system (plant-based diets are better for your health, and Arbonne’s contain no GMO ingredients, no soy and no whey),  
  4. Helping a parent opt to be at home with their children by creating their own business and residual income
  5. Seeing the joy and freedom which happens when a person is able to paying off debt
        • Botanical-based, Vegan skincare is probably one of the most important choices you can make for yourself and your family. Once you understand what animal rendering is and the prevalence of it in the health, beauty and cosmetic industry really is, it will help you make an educated choice on how you spend your hard earned money. To me, this is also a level of respect I choose to give to the largest organ on my body. What goes on your skin is absorbed in 26 seconds – then into your blood stream and into your vital organs. I am not here to tell you what to do, just educate you and help you with alternatives to the drugstore, department store and specialty store brands you presently use.
        • Things I do for clients:
        • Educate
        1. I help people redirect their spending on items they are likely already using (Shampoo, Protein shakes, moisturizers, cosmetics, sunscreen, baby care products, etc)
        2. Health issues related to toxins in skincare and cosmetics can create: skin allergies, cancer, infertility, birth defects, reproductive problems, learning disabilities
        3. Adults absorb 60% of what is put onto their bodies in 26 seconds. Children’s bodies absorb 40-50% more than adults do, which puts them at higher risks for diseases as they age based exposure to toxins. (see great infograph here with a list of the top 12 toxins to avoid in consumer goods: )
        4. Animal by products are used more than most people are aware of. PETA has a good link to learn about it:
        • Host Parties: 
        1. Foot spas & Mini facial events
        2. Nutritional education
        3. Makeovers
        4. The great part about hosting parties is I coach you through the process of asking people to attend; loan you a big basket of items to sample and enjoy for a week before your event, and you get up to 80% off products as a host – plus a free gift or two from me.
        • One-on-one meetings:  I often find that people like to talk to me in ways they may to a doctor or therapist. When you have troubled skin or struggle with needing nutritional changes, it can cause impacts on self-esteem and self-image. So often I have appointments with people individually, allowing them space to talk privately about what are the personal skin and nutritional goals.
        • Corporate/Holiday Gift Giving:  I love helping people with their holiday shopping needs or thank you presents to clients. You might be amazed at how grateful someone is for a hand cream that really works!
        • Save money:  Yes, the thing I love doing the most is helping people to save and not pay retail! Arbonne offers such amazing savings plans and there is no reason you could not save 20% to 48% off (or more) on every purchase you make. Sure, I like a nice sized paycheck, everyone does, however I would rather have a long time client that saves monthly or quarterly versus one-time sales.
        Entrepreneur Tip:
        There is a saying that “God gave you two ears and one mouth for a reason, you have to listen twice as much as you talk.” When working with prospects and clients, listening is a skill that is truly underrated and often under-developed. (Note this also applies to interactions with friends and family too)

        Consumer Tip:
        Sy Symm’s said it best: “An educated consumer is my best customer!” And I feel the same way. If you understand what is in what you are paying for, then it is your choice to buy knowing you are making an investment in your long-term health.

        Positively Pittsburgh Live Special Offer:
        Schedule a one-to-one appointment or Book a party and you will receive a free gift when we meet in person
        Note: for those who live beyond a 3 hour drive of Pittsburgh, phone or skype meetings are possible!

        Julie Arnheim - Independent Health & Wellness Consultant for Arbonne International
        (917) 861-0989  |
        YouTube: Arbonne Fun  |  Arbonne Opportunity Video

        Becky Auer
        Owner, Up A Notch Licensing LLC
        Becky Auer is a three time successful business owner, advisor, coach, consultant, speaker and women’s advocate. Affectionately penned “The $6.5M Woman” by her marketing students because of her successful restaurant, Nakama Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar that she grew to over $6.5M a year in under two years, she is also recognized as an expert in the field of emotional direct response marketing.

        Becky’s incredible knowledge of marketing and creating multiple streams of income gave birth to The Profit Catapult Business School --- her company specializing in the licensing, training and development of small business owners, sales professionals and entrepreneurs.

        Becky’s goal is to help you achieve your goals faster and easier than you ever imagined. Becky shows ordinary businesses owners and professionals in any industry how to become extraordinary; teaching you how to think like an entrepreneur and help you capitalize on your target market as well as prepare you with the tools and mindset to dominate your market.

        Talking Points:
        • Since 2006!  But I’ve studied marketing for since my college days since 1985!  It’s been quite a ride!  I put together all the marketing for two construction businesses that I was an owner of and then for my restaurant, Nakama.  The marketing is what MAKES the business.  It lets  you work ON the business, not just IN the business.
        • What is emotional direct response marketing and why does it work? It’s marketing that is measurable and trackable so you know your marketing dollars either are or are not working for you!  By teaching this small business owners can now KNOW which marketing dollars are working FOR them.
        • I have our No BS Marketing Meeting that meets once a month and teaches direct emotional response marketing techniques.  All my small business owners wanted more access to me though so I put together an online business school at that anyone wanting to start a business or get help with their business can visit!  It is a step-by-step business building program I call the The Profit Catapult Business School. This elearning program gives business owners unrestricted access to the tools, resources, and done for you marketing programs needed to build whatever size business you desire...get you out of any financial distress you're presently experiencing… help you get laser-focused on your highest income-producing activities… and help you develop and then apply the fundamentals that build multimillion dollar businesses. Its an A-Z on where to start and what to do to run a successful small business!
        Entrepreneur Tip:
        Join a Mastermind Program!   A Mastermind Program is like having a mentor at your fingertips and someone you can bounce ideas off of.  I run a MM group and have always belonged to one.  It’s the best tip I can give to entreprenuers!

        Consumer Tip:
        Go after your dream.  And don’t be afraid to fail!  You won’t know how good it feels to succeed if you haven’t failed a bit on the journey!

        Positively Pittsburgh Live Special Offer:
        If you are a small business owner or a small business owner just starting out and want some marketing help, attend one of our meetings! Check out our website at: for times and dates.  Just fill in under ‘who referred you’ as PPL and you will get in for FREE!

        Just so happens, this Tuesday, June 17th we have Clint Arthur as a guest speaker who will be talking on how to get yourself booked on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox TV shows to position yourself and your business as an expert in your field!  Seats are limited so you just need to go to that same site and reserve your seat.


        No BS Marketing
        412-369-9994  |
        Facebook: NoBSMarketingMeeting

        Carl Medgaus DMD
        Cosmetic Dental Implant Dentist, Medgaus Dental Care
        Since 1973, Dr. Carl Medgaus has been committed 100% to his patients and their results. To give his patients exceptional, honestly, second-to none great dentistry, Dr. Medgaus has invested 318% more of his time to his education than 98.7% of all other dentists.

        He has invested more than $350,000 in direct out-of-pocket costs attending continuing education seminars all over the country.  All this attention to education guarantees you will receive only the best methods and technologies available. Dentistry is quickly evolving and Dr. Medgaus has remained ahead of the curve to pioneer a better dental experience for you.

        Dr. Medgaus has treated more than 300,000 patients since 1973. He has also successfully placed over 2,564 dental implants (and counting!) - with a 99.3% success rate!

        Dr. Medgaus’ continues to hone his skills by personally attending ongoing educational seminars. This keeps him, as you would imagine, at the cutting-edge of the most modern dental implant dentistry.

        At Medgaus Dental Care we believe in going above and beyond the standard, surpassing our patients’ expectations during each and every visit. Whether you come to the office for a routine cleaning or are undergoing a total smile makeover, you can expect outstanding experience every time.

        At Medgaus Dental Care, we have a single, yet essential goal: to help our patients become more at ease with their dental care and treatments by extending a comfortable and virtually pain-free experience.

        The office specializes in General Dentistry and Prosthodontics. Embarrassed of unsightly crooked or missing teeth? We offer cutting edge technology and service that will transform your smile into what you’ve always wanted. Other services available at our office include Veneers, Dental Implants, Teeth Whitening, and more.

        Talking Points:
        • As a dentist I often get patients who desire to chew more comfortably AND knock 10 years off your appearance.  I have a solution for them.
        • There is a solution…and that solution can literally give you teeth which are 90% the strength of your original teeth and have you smiling with confidence again. That solution is the invention of Dental Implants!
        • I also get patients who have missing or failing teeth or ill fitting dentures that just don’t work.  I let them know that this can all be fixed with Dental Implants.  Implants today are a common procedure and used to replace one or more missing teeth, to support non-removable permanent bridges for multiple teeth or to better support a full or partial denture with clasps or retention bars.  Because Dental Implants can also help maintain bone, they can prevent additional tooth loss and a sunken facial appearance.
        • My patients who need extensive work done always ask:  How do I find out if I am a candidate for Dental Implants? Every month we hold a FREE educational seminar explaining why dental implants may be a good choice for you.  Our next dates for the seminar to be held are Tuesday, July 8 and Thursday, July 10 but if you are listening to this program after July, check out and you can register there. The educational seminars last about an hour but you will know all your options before you leave.  OR, you can call our office and make a consultation appointment at 412-638-6386.
        Consumer Tip:
        Remember, our goal is to take very good care of our patients. The reason I attend so many seminars and have successfully placed over 2,564 dental implants (and counting!) - with a 99.3% success rate is because I want to know the latest technology out there---and this goes back to the patients in the BEST way…

        Positively Pittsburgh Live Special Offer:
        Call and Mention this Positively Pittsburgh Small Business Saturday Show to receive the ‘Sharing Smiles Patient Coupon Card’ for a personal consultation, free exam, routine x rays, regular cleaning and teeth whitening FOR LIFE for ONLY $99  -  Expiration:  Feb 28, 2015

        Medgaus Dental Care
        Monroeville: (412) 373-0310  |  2550 Mosside Blvd, Suite 317, Monroeville PA 15146
        Mt. Lebanon:  (412) 563-6333  |  250 Mt Lebanon Blvd, Suite 205  Pittsburgh PA 15234
        Facebook: MedgausDentalCare  |  Twitter: @MedgausDental
        social media addresses  |  social media addresses

        Hosted By:
        Joanne Quinn-Smith
        Joanne Quinn-Smith is the Creative Energy Officer of Dreamweaver Marketing Associates in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a full service marketing company specializing in Web 2.0 Gorilla Branding™. Known as the Techno Granny she offers her clients unique, creative and energetic marketing and management plans. Joanne’s expertise is in creating online platforms that create perpetual buzz. 

        Joanne is an author, prolific blogger and talkcaster with over 800 shows. She has interviewed over 2000 prominent business owners, non-profit executives and celebrities. Her flagship website, garners 220,000 hits per month, 62,000 unique page views per week and in 1 year had 2.25 million visitors. 

        Joanne Quinn-Smith has been designated nationally, 2009 Small Business Journalist of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration for her advocacy and reporting on small business using New Media. Her good news reporting at PositivelyPittsburghLive was a finalist for best website or blog in Media for the American Business Stevie Award in 2010.  

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