Recent Episodes

97. Joe Knows Dough with Joseph Bautista

Sept. 28, 2022

Why is tax planning important for business? How can businesses save taxes? What is self employment tax? Understanding taxes and tax planning is something businesses and owners have to pay attention to. We talk with Joseph Ba…

96. Moving Forward - Dealing with Struggles and Successes

Sept. 17, 2022

Why do quarterly planning? How do I adjust to business struggles? Dana and Russ discuss their business challenges over the last six months, successes they've experienced, and what they're planning for the fourth quarter of t…

95. Business and Life with Marshall Stern

Sept. 14, 2022

What are the four pillars of business growth? How do I run my business as a solopreneur? How can I create more freedom in business? We have an engaging talk with Marshall Stern of Marshall Stern Leadership. Marshall believes…

About the Hosts

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Dana Dowdell


Dana Dowdell is the owner of Boss Consulting HR LLC, a boutique consulting firm that offers human resource and business consulting services to small businesses. Her business was started with an obsession for everything HR and a crazy desire to help others. Dana holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Human Resources and Labor Relations both from the University of Rhode Island. In addition, Dana has obtained a SHRM-CP designation and brings over ten years of HR experience in the hospitality and non-profit sectors to her work.

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Russ Harlow


An Army veteran, former rugby player, and father of three, Russ has lived in Connecticut most of his life. He and his family love life in the Quiet Corner, “We love the richness of life and community. People are genuine, salt of the earth, and look out for one another. In a small town, you get to know a lot of the families in the community”.

Reliable Remediation provides restoration and environmental services for residential, commercial, and government facilities throughout Eastern Connecticut and beyond.

We prioritize building relationships over making a quick profit. This means we take the time to understand our customer’s needs and concerns before creating customized solutions to address the issue.