April 11, 2024 – Canadian Entrepreneur Wayne Elliott and Close the Deal Ewell Smith

April 11, 2024 – Canadian Entrepreneur Wayne Elliott and Close the Deal Ewell Smith

Wayne Elliott – Ship Recycling and Strauss Naturals Advocate  

Wayne Elliott

Wayne Elliott has been in the ship recycling business for 40 years. His company can take a 1000-foot-long ship and reduce it to a pile to reusable materials. He has grown into other areas such as battery recycling. He recounts his life-changing experience with SHD, a health supplement he stumbled upon after battling angina and its debilitating symptoms. Struggling with leg cramps, shortness of breath, night sweats, and chest pains, Wayne also grappled with anxiety and a lack of energy, resigning himself to the fate of heart-related issues that plagued his family. However, upon learning about SHD through a friend in Vancouver and being inspired by studies from renowned institutions like Harvard, Wayne decided to give it a try. Astonishingly, within two weeks of taking SHD, he noticed improvements in unexpected ways – his hearing returned, and his respiratory system cleared, leading to a significant boost in energy. Over the course of three months, Wayne transformed into a revitalized version of himself, feeling as energetic as he did decades ago. This transformation propelled him into a new phase of life where he actively engaged with others, becoming a spokesperson for Jim Strauss, the creator of SHD. Wayne’s involvement extended to radio shows and lectures, allowing him to share his incredible journey with thousands of people suffering from various health issues. His enthusiasm and dedication to natural health solutions led him to become a regular guest on radio networks in the USA and Canada, where he continued to spread the word about his positive experiences with SHD and its miraculous effects on individuals dealing with diabetes, heart disease, low energy, and clogged arteries. Wayne’s story highlights the power of painless, safe, and affordable health products, emphasizing the beauty of solutions that genuinely work. His gratitude towards Jim Strauss and the Strauss Heart Drops is profound, as he believes that without this intervention, he might not have been alive today, reinforcing the transformative impact of natural health remedies in the face of life-threatening conditions. Strauss Naturals is sponsoring the show with support for our radio-minute segments. Wayne says very simply that their products saved him. He became an advocate for the company and has been working with them for 29 years.

Ewell Smith – Founder of Your First Franchise! and Close The Deal  

Ewell Smith

Ewell Smith hosts the Your First Franchise Podcast interviewing franchisors and franchise leaders.  As a seasoned franchise consultant, Ewell specializes in matching career professionals, corporate refugees, and Veterans with their ideal franchise opportunities. His new book, Your First Franchise Roadmap is coming out May 2024. Close The Deal .com Podcast (special Your First Franchise Episodes) We’re talking with franchisors and entrepreneurs so you can escape the corporate grind and scale up your business to leverage your time. With a rich background in executive leadership, he previously served as Executive Director of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board, the Gulf Seafood Institute, and the Carolina Loggers Association, collectively representing thousands of entrepreneurs over a span of 17 years. During his tenure leading the Louisiana Seafood Board, Ewell and his team navigated the industry through significant challenges such as Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill, successfully rebuilding billions in lost seafood sales. Notably, he spearheaded the creation and served as the emcee of the Great American Seafood Cook-Off, a televised event featured on Food Network and PBS. Ewell hosts the CloseTheDeal.com Podcast interviewing entrepreneurs and franchisors. Through all his experiences, Ewell’s an avid advocate for entrepreneurship through franchising.