Shop4aBiz Podcast
Hi, and welcome to the Shop4ABiz podcast! This series is meant to present small local businesses by highlighting their unique services or products. This podcast is designed to be informative, educational and entertaining. While at the same time supporting local businesses. We hope you enjoy this journey and share it with friends, colleagues and family. Also, feel free to visit for more information.
Shop4aBiz Podcast Intro
April 29, 2021 • 1 MIN
Hi, and welcome to the Shop4ABiz podcast! This series is meant to present small local businesses by highlighting their unique services or products. This podcast is designed to be informative, educational and entertaining. While at the same time supporting local businesses. We hope you enjoy this journey and share it with friends, colleagues and family. Also, feel free to visit for more information.
Top Ten Reasons to Book Your Vacation NOW
April 29, 2021 • 3 MIN
Top Ten Reasons To Book Your Vacation NOW. Are you planning on traveling in the next 6-12 months? Well, so is everyone else… When the light turns green to travel freely, there will be a huge rush to book long-lost and well-deserved vacations. Don’t get lost in the madness - contact your Travel Advisor Daniel Triana to start planning! Here are the top ten reasons to book NOW...
21 Places To Go. Part 1
April 29, 2021 • 3 MIN
21 Places to Go. PART 1. Trending Destinations for Your Vacation List and Beyond, from Triana World Travel.
21 Places To Go. PART 2
April 29, 2021 • 2 MIN
21 Places To Go. Part 2. Trending Destinations for Your Vacation List and Beyond. From Triana World Travel
21 Places To Go. Part 3
April 29, 2021 • 2 MIN
21 Places To Go, Part 3. Trending Destinations for Your Vacation List and Beyond. From Triana World Travel
Why Use a Travel Advisor? Triana World Travel
April 30, 2021 • 2 MIN
Hello there, I’m Daniel Triana, a small business owner based in Monmouth County, New Jersey (NJ) – I'm a travel agent who owns a travel agency with Cruise Planners - BUT! we're more than just cruises. In today’s fast-paced world, everyone is pressed for time. Booking a vacation can be extremely stressful if you approach it the DIY way. With so much information available on the internet, you can literally spend hours in front of a computer jumping from one site to another searching for the best vacation to only end up frustrated with more unanswered questions. Use us instead:
Summer Fun with Triana World Travel
May 5, 2021 • 1 MIN
Summer Fun is here with Triana World Travel, Cruise Planners and Daniel Triana, your Travel Advisor...
Alaska Travel 2021 Part 1
May 6, 2021 • 2 MIN
Alaska travel 2021 PART 1. i'm so excited today because we're talking about one of my favorite places on planet earth, the beautiful state of alaska. we spent one month up in alaska in 2020 between july and august working during the week, hitting the hiking trails during the weekend and taking a few days off to explore all the beautiful wonders that this state has to offer. today i want to share with you some tips to help you plan for your visit to alaska. especially if you are going for the first time. ready? let's go. tip number one. traveling to alaska during the pandemic. Here i share what the expectations are if you are traveling to alaska. however as of february 2021, it is no longer mandatory to present results of a covid 19 test. you're not mandated to take a test when you get to the airport, which makes it a lot easier for people to travel to alaska... (
Alaska Travel 2021 Part 2
May 6, 2021 • 3 MIN
Alaska Travel 2021 Part 2. The five main regions of alaska and understanding what every region has to offer will be very helpful for you to plan for your adventure, my recommendation to you is to go to this is the official website for the tourism board in alaska and they do have this useful interactive map where you can go and click what region you are interested in, and then it's going to take you to a page with a lot of details about things to do in that particular region attractions, the main national parks, and that is going to be a good starting point for you to plan for your adventure to alaska. we spent one month up in alaska and we only explored the southeast region so that gives you an idea how much time you will need if you want to go and explore every single region of the state of alaska if you are interested or if you happen to choose the south central region as your playground when you visit alaska. we do have a lot of resources at to help you plan. there aren't many roads in alaska. most of the time there is only one road to get from point a to point b and that can be a challenge sometimes, so just make sure that you set expectations with yourself and you are flexible with your plan to make sure that you are getting an early start in the morning ,if you know that you will have to drive from one place to the other... (
Alaska Travel 2021 Part 3
May 6, 2021 • 3 MIN
Alaska Travel 2021, part 3, what can make alaska expensive are the type of activities you are doing once you are there, fishing, kayaking, ice climbing, hiking and some other activities can be really expensive but if you choose cheap activities like we did, we were hiking most of the time, it doesn't cost anything, sometimes insurance fees at the parks, but that was very minimal. you can pick activities that are budget-friendly, we found some activities like ice climbing and it was only $180 per person, we found some helicopter tours instead of going on a floating airplane and that only cost 125 dollars per person, so if you find some off the beaten path activities, that are kind of away from the very touristy areas, you can find some very good deals and you can still explore alaska without breaking the bank, summers in alaska has nothing to do with summer in the lower 48, especially if you're gonna be hiking, or backpacking, or up in the mountain, it is still cold so make sure that you are packing your winter gear, make sure that you do have a rain gear, layers, and down jackets, if you're going to be hiking, on pretty much every single trail that we were on, it was raining, it was very cold, make sure that you are prepared and make sure that you have all of the necessary gear to feel warm and happy while adventuring, summer midnight is such a fun phenomenon to witness, summer in alaska, the sun doesn't go down until after midnight, which was great for us because we would work during the day and the sun was still up, and that gave us a lot of opportunities to go and hike and explore the city, without feeling pressured by the sun going down, it's a really fun phenomena, so when you go to alaska and it's midnight, and the sun is not going down, don't worry, it's not the end of the world, it's just alaska, also don't expect to see the aurora or the northern lights in summer, a lot of people go to alaska during summer and they are disappointed because they don't get to see the northern lights, and who doesn't want to see the northern lights in alaska? however, it's not very common to see them during summer, you have to go further north and chances are higher during winter, you might see a lot of wildlife, or you might not see any wildlife by the end of the day, it's just a question of luck... (
Alaska Travel 2021 Part 4
May 6, 2021 • 3 MIN
Alaska Travel 2021, part 4, continuation, tip number two, especially if you are hiking or backpacking, make sure that you have a pair of binoculars with you, so that you can spot wildlife from far away, and the last tip is, if you are interested in photography make sure that you invest in a reliable zoom lens, who doesn't want to take beautiful photos of wildlife in alaska, we invested in a zoom lens before going to alaska. Also, Cell phone service is weak, do not rely on your phone especially for directions, it's not reliable also if you are hiking and you are in the back country, your phone is not going to be reliable, so make sure that you do have a physical map with you, or a compass that you can rely on to find directions, and find your way from point a to point b... (
Alaska Travel 2021 Part 5
May 6, 2021 • 1 MIN
Alaska Travel 2021, part 5, My next tip on the list, many places in alaska are not accessible by car, and that was a surprise for me, knowing that there are some national parks in alaska that you cannot access by car like katmai national park, where you will have to fly a floating airplane to get to the national park, also with kenai fjords national park, although parts of the national park are still accessible by car, we did drive to the hardin ice field trail, a beautiful hike by the way, if you are in the kenai peninsula, or if you are in seward, you definitely should check out the hardin ice field trail, it's one of my favorite hiking trails up until now, but anyway, so what i was trying to say is that with the kenai fjords national park, a big chunk of the national park is only accessible by cruise ships, kayaking, or airplanes, so don't be surprised that many places are only accessible by airplane... (
Do You Have a Small Local Business?
May 6, 2021 • 1 MIN
Do you own a small local business? If so, what's your "elevator pitch"? or "60-second commercial"? Do you have something special to promote? Let me know. Email me at If we can use it, we'll post in the podcast. Get the word out to a larger audience. Wishing you all best!
Small Business Brands in 2021
May 7, 2021 • 3 MIN
Small Business Brands in 2021. Local business owners i think right now are afraid that they can't stay local, so they need to know that they can, there's a lot of ways that you can still stay local in this new normal. one of the advantages local businesses have always had before covid, during covid, and after covid, is that they have a face, it feels like your face has been taken away from you because you're not face to face right now, but it's up to the local businesses to find ways to keep your face out there, they've got to leverage and take advantage and really strengthen their local position and local brand, and the way that they do that is to connect, connect with the nonprofits, connect with the other businesses, connect with the schools, with the churches, because if the businesses are teaming up with something that people really care about, because it speaks to their heart, and it speaks to what important to them, and it makes them feel good that those local businesses are supporting these things that make up your community, and who you are. what people love about local businesses and what makes them so special to customers, is that locals feel that they know them, you walk in they're like, you want your regular mocha latte with soy milk? and that's special, one way that businesses in my community are doing is they tag people who come in, and they take a picture and they put it on social media, here's liz with her daily mocha latte, you know she can't function without it, or however you want to put it, another thing that you can do is talk about your employees, people in the community, know them and that's one of the things that you have, that big businesses that aren't local don't have, they're not employing people in the community, so celebrate them, it's important for local businesses to keep in mind that it might feel like they're competing with the big online businesses right now, and they are, but they're not going to win, we won't have our small towns and small cities if we don't have a strong thriving local economy and local business, the only people who are supporting the local economies are the local businesses, and this has changed the way that i will shop, this will change the way that i do business, because it's just brought to light how important local is, and localism is to our communities, and our families.
Shop4aBiz Founder Interview
May 10, 2021 • 4 MIN
This audio clip contains an interview session with Daniel Triana, founder of - Why he started it, and what he hopes it can do for the small local business community. Well basically i am a small business owner located in asbury park new jersey. I started a travel agency it's called cruise planners because that's part of a franchise that i bought into so i could do anything travel related obviously right now because of Covid 19 the travel industry is getting hit pretty hard and business has been pretty quiet i've been working at the business for about a year now so i am technically a startup still building client base but i know i did have clients i've always had a bit of an entrepreneurial spirit and that's obviously how i got into the travel agency before i always did music i have like my own website for electronic music so i've always been interested in trying to market my music and and i like the whole idea of marketing my travel business obviously like asbury parks in the upswing right now there are a lot of small business owners a lot of restaurants a lot of cafes there's this this atmosphere of of growth and it's really exciting you know between the music art and and restaurant workers everyone is like you know interested in in the small business aspect of building the community they're getting hit obviously really hard right now because of covid 19.
Habits of Health Program with Dawn Placer
May 15, 2021 • 5 MIN
Shop4aBiz interview with Dawn Placer from "Habits of Health" Program. Hello and welcome to this episode of shop 4 a biz and today we have with us, Dawn Placer from habits of health program. Take it away. Thank you very much dan and thank you so much for inviting me here. I'm very excited to share some information about the habits of health programs...
Coaching Happy with Sherry Goldman
May 16, 2021 • 4 MIN
Interview with Sherry Goldman of Hello and welcome to this episode of Shop 4 a biz Today's guest is Sherry Goldman, she's our happiness expert and she has some information that you would like to share with. You take it away Sherry Well thank you, Daniel. And just in our little side talk before we started where you know, declaring yourself the happiness expert, it is a big declaration. Um but luckily for me you can learn happiness and that's I spent about 20 years learning happiness because I couldn't find it anywhere and so I am now offering a course on learning happiness and it's a way to self induce happiness on demand...
Audrey Tesora, Professional Organizer and Founder of Right Touch Organizing Services
May 24, 2021 • 2 MIN
Brief interview with Audrey Tesora, a Professional Organizer and Founder of Right Touch Organizing Services. She has extensive experience in the corporate world of management, administration, and organization, "...I will show you how to design a fresh, organized space which will create the balanced and peaceful life you desire."
Interview with Ming Chen from A Shared Universe
May 28, 2021 • 44 MIN
Shop4aBiz interview with Ming Chen. Ming Chen entered the world of podcasting in 2007 as one of the architects behind Kevin Smith's SModCast Network. His first responsibilities included all technical aspects of the network as well as the design, maintenance and marketing of SModCast's online presence. As the network grew and more shows were added, Ming was asked to create and co-host podcasts of his own including the award winning "I Sell Comics," "The SModCo SMorning Show" and "The Secret Stash: The Official Comic Book Men Companion Podcast." He can also be heard as an occasional guest on the massively popular "Tell 'em Steve Dave" podcast. In 2011 Ming became a cast member of the hit AMC TV unscripted show "Comic Book Men" along with A Shared Universe co-founder Michael Zapcic. Based out of Kevin Smith's comic book store "Jay & Silent Bob's Secret Stash" in Red Bank, NJ, this show focuses on amazing comics and vintage toys and the stories behind them. It is the first TV show to use podcasting as part of its narrative. Based on the popularity of the show, Ming became a frequent featured guest at numerous comic book conventions around the world. These conventions include the New York Comic Con, Comicpalooza in Houston, Walker Stalker Con, Heroes and Villains FanFest, Edinburgh Comic Con, Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo, C2E2 in Chicago and more. It was at these conventions that listeners of Ming's podcasts began approaching him for advice on starting their own shows. These interactions became the genesis behind A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. In 2017 Ming Chen and Mike Zapcic decided to open A Shared Universe in Eatontown, NJ in an effort to help aspiring podcasters start their own shows and to help experienced podcasters become even better. Their goal is to create an amazing environment where all podcasters can create, collaborate, record and be inspired by this amazing new medium.
Conversation with Nikki Gangemi of Mindful Matters LLC
June 2, 2021 • 4 MIN
Shop4aBiz interview with Nikki Gangemi - a transformational coach and founder of Mindful Matters LLC. From actress to teacher to entrepreneur, Nikki Gangemi knows what it takes to make those big pivots and has found a way to accelerate her success from the inside out, to become the leading lady of her life and to live it on her own terms. Nikki is an International Board Certified Success & Life Coach, NLP Practitioner, Clinical Hypnotherapist, speaker, author, and founder of Mindful Matters LLC. She helps clients remove the 3 things that are the root cause of almost every problem- negative emotion, limiting beliefs, and internal conflict, so they continually reach their next level of success faster and with more ease and satisfaction. Mindful Matters LLC, Your Life, Your Way. Dare To Do It Different!
June 2021 Triana World Travel - All Inclusives
June 6, 2021 • 1 MIN
Triana World Travel - All Inclusive promo. Imagine waking up to a gorgeous view on a caribbean beach, relaxing in your very own private swim up suite, playing golf on championship courses or being pampered in a world class spa. These are all the things that you can enjoy at an all inclusive resort and more located in paradise. Jamaica, Dominican republic, ST Lucia, antigua Turks and Caicos. The Bahamas Cancun los cabos Puerto Vallarta. To name a few. These resorts range from adults only to family friendly with entertainment for all ages. For a luxurious escape, choose from over the water bungalows or opulent private villas complete with fine dining and a butler who will tend to all your needs with so many choices and destinations. There is an all inclusive resort for every budget and style. Let your cruise planners travel advisor Daniel Triana, help you find the best resort and curate a stress free vacation. Contact me today to book your next all inclusive getaway. Cruise planners, your land and cruise experts. Https://
Judyth Brown from MOCEANS - Center for Independent Living
July 13, 2021 • 6 MIN
MOCEANS, Center for Independent Living - A non-residential, consumer-controlled, community-based, 501c3 nonprofit organization . We provide information, instruction and support for people living with disability, their families, friends and allies in the community . It is our mission to promote public awareness and barrier-free access in the community while supporting individual choice, advancing the independent living philosophy, promoting the civil rights and inclusion of all people living with disabilities.
Richard Squires from
July 15, 2021 • 5 MIN
The Story of LIFESTORY "Writing is my passion. Helping others write their LIFESTORY is a gift." —Richard Squires, creator and owner of LIFESTORY Richard Squires Author & Professor Early on, Richard had an affinity for listening to family stories and writing them down to share with others. Writing about family is at the core of who he is; it has had a profound effect on his life. Richard's career path has led him to become the author he is today. As a university professor of writing and a writer in corporate communications, he has honed his craft. He thoroughly enjoys assisting others with their writing for personal, creative and professional purposes. LIFESTORY developed as an organic connection between Richard's passion for storytelling and his drive to capture his grandfather's life stories before those memories were lost. The concept for LIFESTORY was born on Thanksgiving of 2015 when Richard's grandfather, Grandpa Ben, asked, "When are you going to write my story?" Richard created a memoir on his grandfather's behalf, molding the words gathered from the interview into an exciting narrative that preserved his unique voice. The culmination is when the book printed on the day of his grandfather's passing at the age of ninety-two. It was a heartfelt book reveal after spending so much time one-on-one with his grandfather. His memoir is a legacy; to hear him recount his LIFESTORY brings back great emotion and peace. Four generations of Squires men! At LIFESTORY, Richard's innate ability is to weave others' journeys, stories and memories into their precious narratives while respecting and honoring their unique voice. The LIFESTORY experience brings great joy, not only to the family, but to the one telling their story.
Zakiyyah Austin Interview of Z Austin Agency LLC
August 6, 2021 • 2 MIN
Welcome to Z Austin Agency LLC! As your local source for insurance services and solutions, Z Austin Agency LLC takes pride in offering personalized and responsive support to customers throughout the Woodbridge area. At Z Austin Agency LLC, the ultimate goal is to create lasting relationships with each and every client for many years to come. The experienced staff members here can outfit you with tailored solutions for your auto, home, and business insurance requirements and personalize each insurance product to your specific individual needs while providing competitive rates. The Z Austin Agency LLC team is committed to providing clients with the highest quality insurance plans available, combined with some of the lowest rates available in all of New Jersey. Whether you’re shopping for auto , home, health, life or business insurance, this site can help get you the best coverage available with the lowest rate possible.
Nichole Nappi from The Jersey Shore Arts Center - interview
August 27, 2021 • 10 MIN
An interview with Nichole Nappi from the Jersey Shore Arts Center in Neptune,NJ She describes the mission of the arts center and the many community focused programs and services it provides the public.