June 2013

Broadcast June 28,  2013 on Liberty Express Radio [caption id="attachment_1735" align="alignright" width="230"] Alka Dalal[/caption] http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/19271.mp3   Alka Dalal- Author of CREATIVE GENIUS: Tips to Unleash Yours Alka Dalal believes that today, more than ever, it is possible to use the talents you have in brand new ways and discover hidden creativity to give back to the world (while making yourself wealthy, of course). She helps use the same techniques that she used to launch her own career to help her clients boost their following. This episode, she comes on to share with our listeners the skinny on what she usually shares with our audience! Listen and learn on this episode of School for Startups Radio! [caption id="attachment_1736" align="alignright" width="233"] WL Laney[/caption]   WL Laney- Owner of WLLaney.com The start of WL Laney's story is a tough one, and, unfortunately, it is the kind of story that most entrepreneurs can identify with at some point in their life. WL was 59 and bankrupt with a home in foreclosure. He was cutting coupons so that he could buy groceries while still keeping the lights on at home. It was during this moment his 'ah-ha' moment came, inspiring him to create a product that can restore scissors to their factory condition, a claim his competition cannot make even today. Now, he has developed a speaking and writing career that is helping people make the same changes in their life that he was able to make in his.   ...

Broadcast June 27,  2013  on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/19253.mp3   [caption id="attachment_1728" align="alignright" width="235"] David Geller[/caption] David Geller- CEO and Co-Founder of GV Financial For financial advisors, rate of return is usually the name of the game; however, in this case, we have a founder who started a company whose goal is a little different. David Geller, a founder of GV financial, has made it his mission to make your life happier. Though the work may be the same in a mathematical sense, the metric for success is far different. It is needless to say that his company is very consumer oriented. They only know if they are succeeding by personally maintaining a relationship with every one of their customers. We delve deeper into this business model/ creed with David on this episode of School for Startups Radio! Lloyd Atkins- Consultant at the University of Georgia's SBDC Lloyd Atkins works as a business consultant with the University of Georgia's Small Business Development Center. Specifically, he works with the Office of Minority Business Development and hold many state-wide responsibilities. He comes on our show to tell us what our entrepreneurial listeners     ...

Broadcast June 26,  2013  on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/19241.mp3   [caption id="attachment_1681" align="alignright" width="129"] Gerry Shultz[/caption] Gerry Shaltz -Author of The DNA of Selling Originally, Gerry Shaltz started his own company that developed a world premier technology for predicting earthquakes. Since then, Gerry has taken the valuable lessons that he has learned in growing that business and developed them into a booming speaking and writing career. His focus is on sales, managing, training, and much more! We have him on this episode to see what knowledge we can glean  from his many years of experience. This is not an episode to be missed!   [caption id="attachment_1690" align="alignleft" width="150"] Suzanne Landry[/caption] Suzanne Landry - Fresh Food Chef and Wellness Educator, author of The Passionate Vegetable Suzanne Landry has made it her mission to help people help themselves eat healthily! She has been a teacher in the culinary field for over 30 years, and much of her knowledge is available through her book. She comes on the show to give us the rundown on how she became so successful in her self-publishing efforts.   ...

Broadcast June 25, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/19228.mp3   [caption id="attachment_1772" align="alignright" width="112"] Matt Price[/caption] Matt Price-Founder of Bourbon and Boots Imagine a store that makes the difficulties of gift shopping a thing of the past. Well, Matt Price has created just this. Their website is a store featuring items that have been found in every nook and cranny that is not a big box retailer, making even the most mundane of items INTERESTING! It's where the uniqueness of yard sales meets the quality of big box retail. Check out Matt's story and a little of what he has been up to today! [caption id="attachment_1593" align="alignright" width="179"] Kyla Brennan[/caption]   Kyla Brennan- CEO of HelloSociety and our Pinterest Guru! Kyla Brennan's job is to be amazing at Pinterest. More specifically, it is her job to be amazing at Pinterest in order to propagate and establish your brand on the frontiers of social media. Pinterest is a relatively new social media phenomenon, and mastering it to boost your brand may place an unsustainable demand on your time. The benefits of this type of marketing are proven and cost efficient, and HelloSociety helps you access that benefit! Listen in for a couple freebies on small steps you can take to make Pintrest work for you.   Howard Calhoun of  In the Shadow of Sacrifice Born amid poverty, illiteracy, and abuse, Howard lived as a sharecropper's son and spent many of his early years moving from shack to shack. Saddled with insulting employment opportunities and a serious stuttering problem, he amazingly became an owner of several businesses with a workforce that numbers in the hundreds! In the Shadow of Sacrifice is his story and shows by example how to minimize the significance of life's challenges by presenting them as necessary ingredients in a strong and healthy development. The book reveals his impoverished youth, the one quirky life-changing intervention that started his path to college, and many thoughtful and humorous narratives that will convince the most skeptical to welcome the most difficult problems that life presents.   `  ...

Broadcast on June 24th, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/19215.mp3   Tracey Leak Tracey Leak's story is a remarkable one. Tracey grew up in an Australian entrepreneurial family whose main business was manufacturing. Throughout her childhood, Tracey went to school and made great grades. As a result, she secured a fantastic job as an Radiographer (she X-rayed people); however, after she survived a bout with a brain tumor, she decided she could not ignore the entrepreneur blood running through her. After years making it on her own, she has now decided to pay it forward to the entrepreneurial world by becoming a business coach. Now, she is a highly sought after trainer for franchises and their franchisees. She has helped professionals in many top Australian franchises such as Ella Bachem, Mr Rental, and many more! This episode, she comes on to tell her story and give our listeners some invaluable advice, and she does so with an awesome accent! Make sure to check her out @ www.traceyleak.com!   Wendy Guarisco- Founder of the Guarisco Group, LLC [caption id="attachment_1230" align="alignright" width="200"] Wendy Guarisco[/caption] Wendy is equipped with over 20 years of experience in the PR industry. Through her firm, she is able to assist her clientele by exposing her customers to new media channels and through offering training in regards to performance in interviews spanning multiple media types. She is an expert at brand building and exposure, and she will be sharing with us some crucial advice that will help paint a better picture on how to enhance the perception and visibility of your brand. ...

Broadcast June 21, 2013  on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/19190.mp3   Jordan Harbinger- Co-founder of The Art of Charm [caption id="attachment_1279" align="alignright" width="266"] Jordan Harbinger[/caption] Who is Jordan Harbinger? Think Hitch! He runs a dating website and podcast that help men attract the right woma without all the cheesy pickup lines, 'peacocking', and mind games. He promotes a 'you-centered' approach to getting the girl. This mentality focuses on being the best version of yourself to attract 'the one'. Enhance the other areas of your life like friendships, your career, and hobbies. Turn up the volume on who you are rather than changing yourself to accommodate a potential love interest. The right woman will be sure to hear! We go through his start-up's story and pick up some valuable tips along the way. This is going to be a fun one for sure!   [caption id="attachment_1203" align="alignright" width="215"] Tanya Prive[/caption] Tanya Prive- School for Startups Radio Crowdfunding Guru Tanya is a repeat guest, one of our gurus. As a Forbes.com writer, she always has something new and interesting to say. This week we talk funding, specifically how to get angel funding. Great info and always fun with Tanya! ...

Broadcast June 22, 2013  on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/19166.mp3   [caption id="attachment_1571" align="alignright" width="175"] Shel Horowitz[/caption] Shel Horowitz - Green Marketer and author of Principled Profits Shel Horowitz is helping companies grow ethically. He believes that every facet of business can run at full capacity in a morally upright manner that is also environmentally responsible. He carries carries this mantra into the work he does as a marketer, achieving great rapport among his clientele and the marketing community along the way.   DeAnna Lorraine- "Ms. Hitch": Men's Dating Coach and owner of DeAnnaLorraine.com [caption id="attachment_1629" align="alignright" width="160"] DeAnna Lorraine[/caption]   A dating coach for males! DeAnna Lorraine has made it her livelihood to turn socially awkward poindexters into characters reminiscent of the male lead in those sexy deodorant commercials. With her advice, you will be able to get the girl without relying on a stick of deodorizer (but for God's sake, still use it).   ...

Will broadcast June 19th, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/19142.mp3   [caption id="attachment_1251" align="alignright" width="200"] Ron Bodkin[/caption] Ron Bodkin- Founder of Think Big Analytics Ron Bodkin is driving the premier company that is specially designed for Big Data. His company provides services such as data mining, processing, and hoc analysis on a large scale. If right now you're wondering whether or not Big Data might be useful, consider that among his clientele are giants like Facebook and Nasdaq! Though his customers lean more towards the enterprise market, Ron is coming on to help educate us on what Big Data can do for small business (currently a grossly undervalued and underutilized tool in the SMB market). [caption id="attachment_1575" align="alignright" width="200"] Eddy Perez[/caption]   Eddy Perez- Co-Founder and President of Equity Loans LLC Equity Loans LLC is a company that specializes in residential home mortgages. They are with you every step of the way in making one of the most important decisions of your adult life. Equity Loans has a team of well-qualified loan originators and some of the most competitive rates available. We have him on the show to give us the 101 on everything the layperson needs to know about mortgages and how Equity Loans can help you!   ...

Will broadcast June 18th, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio [caption id="attachment_1391" align="alignright" width="193"] Dan Nainan[/caption] Dan Nainan Former Intel Engineer turned Comedian Dan Nainan started his stand-up career, oddly enough, during his time with Intel to overcome his fear of public speaking. It started out as a mere hobby, but it quickly grew. By his third show, he was presenting to 2,500 Intel sales reps from around the world, and he has now performed for President Obama! Dan has opened for some of the greats like Robert Schimmel and Russel Peters and has performed for the likes of Hilary Clinton, Michael Bloomberg, Steve Wozniak, CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and Yoko Ono. Did we mention that his material is 100% safe for work/ kids? He comes on to tell us his story and how he has made his personal brand the focus of his entrepreneurial journey!   [caption id="attachment_1242" align="alignright" width="196"] Jim Melis[/caption] Jim Melis Jim Melis has served a a finance expert in New York for the past 20 years in some of the most hostile of industries like health care, education, banking, and hospitality. Everybody knows that if you can survive in New York, then you can survive anywhere on Earth. If you can survive in New York as a finance guy in heavily regulated industries, you might be able to survive in space as well. Not only did Jim Melis survive, he brought a New York college that was $12 million in debt to being one of the most financially stable colleges in the nation! During this impressive career, Jim went out to pursue improvisation comedy, a skill which he now incorporates into his business as a CFO consultant. Listen in to hear how he is helping the corporate world with humor! Also, make sure to check him out @ JimMelis.com.     The article I mention in the show is  "America Falls Behind in Creating Rich Entrepreneurs"                                    ...

Guests: Barbara Weltman and Craig Moore of Progressive Insurance http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/19148.mp3   Barbara Weltman Contributing Editor at John Wiley & Sons, and Big Ideas for Small Business®, Inc. Barbara is a trusted small business advocate, author, and Tax Law Specialist. She also is Publisher of Big Ideas for Small Business® and the Idea of the Day®, both great sources of info.   Progressive Insurance- Craig Moore: Director of Claims Craig comes on to tell small businesses what they can be doing for their auto insurance to have a little more cash left in their wallet. ...