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Publisher's Summary

Twenty-one first person stories by small business owners that will motivate you to elevate your life and business

Starting and running a small business is hard! These 21 authors have done the hard work and overcome the risks. Their stories will help every listener to empathize with the challenges of being an entrepreneur and to join in and celebrate the victories. The stories provide lessons in grit, determination, and faith. Whether you have "made it" in your business, are still struggling, or have just started thinking about getting into business, these lessons will be useful in motivating you through difficult days or circumstances.

Anthony Aragon had dreamed of healing others since childhood. But after years of education, he abandoned all hopes of becoming a medical doctor. His story takes a radical shift, and he creates a company that helps people in ways Anthony never expected.

Kathy Hack was dragged kicking and screaming on a mission trip with her teenage son. Little did she know that this trip would determine the future direction for her life. Her experience has elevated her life in a significant way.

Krista Crotty’s degree in mechanical engineering and her experience at IBM and an industrial design firm prepared her perfectly for selling wine. Or not! Celebrate with Krista as she tells about her unusual journey to a successful business.

J. T. McKinney makes Elevate in business and life the core idea of his enterprise. He went from being "inward to having a global impact." What were the turning points, the lessons, and the tools that make his business so elevated?

Jason and Briana Lorge are in the business of helping people overcome their fears related to downsizing. This unique niche has been immensely satisfying and financially rewarding. They explain the nature of the niche and give a case study on how to reach the market.

Amy Valdivia has over 28 years of experience in an industry that has known some serious ups and downs during those years. Her contribution is really a study in how over-the-top customer attention can elevate any business.

Ana Robles and Claudia Cordova are passionate about what they do because they each now use skills learned during a devastating loss to benefit their clients. Phoenix out of the ashes.

Ira Hart has seen loss up-close-and-personal since changing his profession. His business includes "taking the role of an amateur detective" at times. He elevates his clients by providing peace of mind during catastrophic loss.

William Blasser shares three valuable relationship lessons he has derived while seeing "good people at their worst." William’s profession is considered one of the most stressful, yet he found a way to bless others through noting trends among his clients.

These are just some of the stories you’ll read about in Elevate.

Shaila Chamberlain left a cushy corporate job to start her own business in 2018.

Randy Kirk just started his 30th business at an age when most others are retired.

Jackie Phillips teaches an acronym for five steps to accomplish your goals.

Marie Russo tells a great story about truth and circumstances.

Rich Kozak gives examples of professional branding from making a living to making an impact.

Suzanne Jezek-Arriaga wants you to be optimistic and grateful.

Wayne Hurley helps families plan for every possible financial contingency.

Terilee Harrison was the force that brought all these authors together. She helps owners like these to Elevate their companies and lives through network marketing in her position as a TEAM Referral Network franchise owner.

The introduction is provided by TEAM Referral Network founder and CEO, Kelli Holmes.

©2019 Randy Kirk (P)2019 Randy Kirk

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