February 2013

Guest: Rieva Lesonsky, President and Founder of GrowBiz Media http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/18817.mp3 [caption id="attachment_4115" align="alignright" width="260"] Rieva Lesonsky[/caption] Rieva Lesonsky is CEO and President of GrowBiz Media, a media and custom content company specializing in covering small business and entrepreneurship. Rieva was Editorial Director of Entrepreneur Magazine and is a nationally known speaker and authority on entrepreneurship.  She has been covering America’s entrepreneurs for more than 30 years. Rieva has appeared on 100s of  programs, including the Today Show, CNN, Good Morning America, Fox Business News, The Martha Stewart Show and Oprah.  She can regularly be seen on MSNBC’s Your Business. She wrote the bestseller, Start Your Own Business, and regularly writes for Success magazine, American Express OPENForum, Small Biz Trends, Business on Main, and many other small business websites. She served on the SBA’s National Advisory Council for six years, and was honored by them as a Small Business Media Advocate and a Woman in Business Advocate.  In 2003, Rieva was inducted into the Business Journalism Hall of Fame. Some topics we discussed...

Guest: Jim Cockrum, #1 most trusted Internet Marketer in the world! SilentJim.com http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/18803.mp3 [caption id="attachment_4112" align="alignright" width="240"] Jim Cockrum[/caption] Jim Cockrum is ranked  the #1 most trusted Internet Marketer in the world (among hundreds of ‘experts’) according to the 40,000 voting members of the independent watch dog group Internet Marketing Report Card. He has been selling on eBay and the Internet since 1997. He and his clients have sold many millions of dollars of products and services online since 2000. His ideas have helped everyone from stay home mom and entrepreneurs seeking to start successful eBay and online businesses to large corporate clients seeking to use the Internet as a creative marketing tool. He works full-time studying effective Internet strategies and educating individuals and businesses on the creative and powerful marketing potential of the Internet. His free newsletter “CES News” has added nearly 250,000 subscribers since its launch in 2002. He has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, Men’s Health magazine, eBay radio, and in countless news and radio programs as an Internet and online business expert. He is probably best known for his ebook titled“The Silent Sales Machine” now in its seventh update and re-release. Jim also runs two membership sites at OfflineBiz.com and MySilentTeam.com. September 2011 marked the release of his first “book store shelf” book Free Marketing: 101 Low and No-Cost Ways to Grow Your Business, Online and Off. The book quickly vaulted to the #1 position on Amazon.com among “Marketing” and “Internet Marketing” titles among raving 5 star reviews. For several weeks after launch it was among the top selling books in the world. I loved this interview and can't wait for my wife to hear it. Thinking about selling online, you must listen and buy from Silent Jim.       ...

Guest: Steve Strauss, Senior USA TODAY Small Business Columnist and Founder of TheSelfEmployed.com http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/18829.mp3 [caption id="attachment_4110" align="alignright" width="240"] Steve Strauss[/caption] Steven D. Strauss is the country’s leading small business expert. Steve is also the author of 15 books, including the all new 3rd edition of the best-selling Small Business Bible and appears weekly on USATODAY.com.  He has one of the most highly syndicated business columns in the world, including being the featured columnist for Bank of America's Small Business Community.  Steve regularly blogs for Microsoft Business on Main, Concur, SCORE, The Huffington Post, BizEngine, and others. If that is not enough, he is also a contributor to ABC News Now and MSNBC's Your Business show. As an internationally recognized speaker, columnist, and attorney, Steve sits on the Board of the World Entrepreneurship Forum, and is often tapped to speak  for various corporations wishing to reach the small business marketplace. He recently founded  TheSelfEmployed.com, where smaller businesses can get everything they need from Steve and his partners like EHealth, Greatland, LegalZoom, Elance, Verizon, and Staples. Some of the things we talked about: - having parents as entrepreneurs, - being an attorney and an entrepreneur, - overcoming legal-think, - upcoming trends for SMBs in America, - are small business owners under attack?, - and getting health insurance as a solopreneur. Great stuff from Steve. Check it out.         ...

Guest: Kenneth Darryl Brown, B2B Sales Expert, Sales, Technology & Profit Evangelist! http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/18812.mp3 [caption id="attachment_4107" align="alignright" width="225"] Kenneth Darryl Brown[/caption] Kenneth Darryl Brown is President and CEO of eWeb 2 Sales and Profits, a sales, profit and business development company that shows companies how to leverage the web to increase sales and improve profitability.  eWeb 2 Sales impacts companies in five ways: First, how to create a comprehensive sales and profit system. Second, how to improve consultative selling skills: connecting, engaging and enhancing the client experience. Third, how to maximize company website, social and new media efforts with an emphasis on sales and profitability. Fourth, how to create good content to attract your best prospects and retain your current clients. Last, how to select the best applications and technologies for more sales and profitability. Kenneth was selected as one of the Top 25 Influential Sales Leaders by InsideView this year. His show, “The Passionate Entrepreneur “ was picked as one of the best podcasts for small business by Anita Campbell's Small Business Trends for 2010 and 2011. Ken is a sales expert blogger-contributor for Growth and Address Two Universities. Ken was chosen as a speaker for New York XPO November 2011. Ken is called, a “Sales, Web and Profit Evangelist”. He has appeared and published over thirty commentaries and articles in Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta Tribune, Business to Business, Catalyst and Emerge Magazine, Creative Loafing, Champion Newspaper, Ezine and Impact Articles. He embraces the servant selling and leadership philosophies and serves as a catalyst for free enterprise, small business and economic development. Ken works with growth–oriented companies in business processing outsourcing, technology, health care, manufacturing, financial and business services industries. Mr. Brown has over 20 years of business experience that includes work in computer services, financial services, business process services, human resources and human capital development. He has trained and coached personnel for the United States Navy and the U.S. Department for Transportation Security Agency, American Express, Advanced Interactive Systems, NCS Pearson, Krauthammer International, Life University, Sierra Corporation, HR Logic, US Personnel, Imago Dei, PEQ, IGMC, DeKalb Micro Enterprise Institute, Dekalb and South Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Trade Bank and Georgia State University Center for Entrepreneurship and Launch Funding Network. Financial DNA, HR Strategies and Highland Financial Group, MotoAdvisor, Treasury Track and Ameliorate Ltd. In this emotional and powerful interview, we discuss...