July 2013

Broadcast July 31, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/19670.mp3 Joaquin Ayuso- CEO and Founder of Kuapay [caption id="attachment_2336" align="alignright" width="200"] Joaquin Ayuso de Paul[/caption] Anyone who has been half listening to the buzz on new technology should know that mobile processing is a new frontier. Joaquin Ayuso is founder and CEO of Kuapay, a company devoted to making you throw away your wallet in favor of their mobile payment system. Not only is it far more convenient than your wallet, it is far more secure. We have Joaquin on to tell us how his company is navigating the ever-changing landscape of the mobile payment battlefield! It's gonna be a good one!     [caption id="attachment_2340" align="alignright" width="132"] Lou Delery[/caption] Lou Delery, Senior VP of AT&T Lou Delery is here to tell us how AT&T is helping small businesses everywhere. I must confuse I am a loyal customer, so I am biased. But still be sure to tune in to see what cost-saving opportunities you could be missing out on! ...

Broadcast July 30, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/19659.mp3 [caption id="attachment_2301" align="alignright" width="252"] Tim Berry[/caption] Tim Berry- Founder and Chairman of Palo Alto Software Tim Berry has made his living being the proverbial 'man with the plan.'  Now, he makes money helping you become the man (or woman) with the plan. He is most recognized as the guy behind Borland, the 80's software empire. His current software company, Palo Alto Software, grew from nothing to a multi-million dollar business with 40 employees and a 70% market share. Tim was a key consultant to Apple for 14 years. Now, people are going to him for help with their own business plans. As a supplement to his personal consulting services and speaking events for business planning, Tim has constructed Bplans.com, a site providing the tools and information entrepreneurs need to create their best possible business plan.   Luke Iorio - CEO of iPEC Coaching [caption id="attachment_2309" align="alignright" width="200"] Luke Iorio[/caption] iPEC, the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, is a institution that both coaches and certifies coaches of any specialization. Their goal is to enhance both the lives of their trainers and anyone who has ever hired or wants to hire a coach. Luke Iorio, the institute's CEO, comes on today to discuss employee engagement, customer satisfaction, managing growth, managing takeovers and mergers, and getting into the core of what an entrepreneur faces and the questions they need to ask themselves to make sure they’re prepared for the long road ahead.   [caption id="attachment_2316" align="alignleft" width="336"] My wife's purchases for her Amazon business.[/caption]               ...

Broadcast July 29, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/19645.mp3 [caption id="attachment_2280" align="alignright" width="213"] Steve Woodruff[/caption] Steve Woodruff - Clarity Therapist Steve Woodruff is a clarity therapist. What is a clarity therapist? He is an expert at helping people find direction in their endeavors, weather that be helping entrepreneurs find their brand's identity or helping professionals find a career path that best matches their specific strengths. He's been through this process the hard way, and he is now taking what he knows and using that knowledge to truncate the process for others. Some truly great info! Make sure to check out his website to find out even more about his methodology.   [caption id="attachment_2281" align="alignleft" width="192"] Robert MacPhee[/caption] Robert MacPhee - Master Manifester [caption id="attachment_2416" align="alignright" width="117"] Learn More Here[/caption] Robert MacPhee is the prominent advocate of manifesting, turning the ideal into the real. He helps people bridge the gap between the "where I want to be" and the "where I am," eliminating the cognitive dissonance that so many suffer from. Today, we have him on to tell us a little about his techniques that are outlined in his book, which you can find here! Robert worked with Jack Canfield of Chicken Soup for the Soul, and we talk about that too!       ...

Will Broadcast July 26,  2013  at 2pm ET on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/19577.mp3 [caption id="attachment_2234" align="alignright" width="180"] Kip Marlow[/caption] Kip Marlow- Host of Entrepreneurs Club Radio and Author of The Entrepreneurs Kip Marlow is a veteran entrepreneur that has taken his career to the airwaves. Kip started his entrepreneurial journey with Marlow Surgical Technologies which he ran for 22 years. During this period, he developed over 13 patents! In 2010, he started his own entrepreneur radio show called the Entrepreneurs Club Radio. This show is dedicated to celebrating the entrepreneurial life through its guests and the covering of new technology, marketing techniques, and services that entrepreneurs can take advantage of in their own lives. Make sure to check out his show every Monday @ 4PM EST on AM 1330 WELW, and while you're at it, check him out right here on School for Startups Radio! [caption id="attachment_533" align="alignright" width="314"] Brian Moran[/caption] Brian Moran We welcome expert business consultant, Brian Moran, for the second time on the show! Brian went solo in 2002 when he started Moran Media Group, where he helped gain exposure for his clients through various media channels. He used this experience in starting his own company to begin helping others grow. Thus, Brian Moran & Associates took form. Through this venture, he helps small businesses achieve their aspirations by guiding their growth and management. Brian has generated significant pull throughout his career, and he has recently used this  to assemble an impressive network of entrepreneurial experts devoted to  helping marketers connect to the SMB market. Brian is also a member of such Boards as the Small Business Entrepreneurship Council, US Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council, and SCORE's National Marketing Council (from which he won the Lou Campanelli Award). With of all this experience under his belt, we expect this to be a very beneficial interview. Today, we have Brian on to go in depth on an article he wrote on marketing your brand and the most important decision you may ever face in this endeavor! Do your homework and check out the article here!   ...

Broadcast July 25, 2013on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/19558.mp3 [caption id="attachment_2224" align="alignright" width="183"] Dileep Rao[/caption] Dr. Dileep Rao- Senior Lecturer at the University of Minnesota Dileep Rao's resume is honestly too vast to include in a short article, but we'll give you the spark notes. Dileep is a highly sought after speaker and academic at the University of Minnesota; however, before he was talking the talk, he was walking the walk. For many years, Dileep was in charge of finance and development for one of the largest development-finance institutions in the United States. To give you an idea of how important that position is, it's like being director of sandwiches @ Subway! Throughout his career, Dileep has been studying the underlying factors that contribute to the growth and success of some of the greatest companies on Earth! If there is one person who has the big list of do's and do not's when it comes to starting a business, this is the guy to go and see. Luckily for you, he has just recently started a Forbes blog from which you can get regular doses of entrepreneurial wisdom. Make sure to check out this blog here (you're welcome)! We have him on to give us a broad overview of his studies and what we can look forward to from his new blog.   [caption id="attachment_2226" align="alignright" width="224"] John Meyer[/caption] John Meyer- Startup Specialist at CSC Global CSC Global is a corporation's best friend, offering support in a multitude of areas including marketing, finance, compliance and branding. John Meyer is a member of a marketing leadership team that helps expose CSC to corporations everywhere, specifically in the start-up arena. In other words, it is his jobs to know what start-ups needs (and how his company can help meet those needs); however, today he comes on to shed some light on things we might be missing as small business owners. There's gonna be alot of great stuff in this interview! ...

Broadcast July 24, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/19556.mp3 [caption id="attachment_2218" align="alignright" width="210"] Tali Raphaely[/caption] Tali Raphaely- President and Managing Member of Armour Settlement Services and author of The Complete Guide on How to Negotiate Negotiation is an art rather than a science, but there are principles and strategies that help shape the "rules" of negotiating. Tali Raphaely is well acquainted and well practiced in these and has become a reputable name and source of knowledge in the world of negotiating. His book, The Complete Guide on How to Negotiate, lays out these guidelines in an easy to understand format.  The conference room is the playing field, and Tali has the playbook. On this episode, be sure to tune in for Tali's story and some negotiation freebies!   Bernie Dixon- Board Member of the Atlanta Technology Angels  [caption id="attachment_2247" align="alignright" width="204"] Bernie Dixon[/caption] In addition to learning all about angel funding, Bernie Dixon will share with us a little about the Atlanta Tech Angels' next entrepreneurial development program and educational offering, LaunchPad2X, to be hosted in Atlanta, GA. This is a for-women-only program that will offer leadership training, business strategies, and mentoring/networking opportunities. They are currently accepting applications for their Fall 2013 session, the form for which can be found here! The application dealing is AUGUST 16, 2013 and spots are competitive, so make sure to sign up as soon as you can!   ...

Broadcast July 23, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/19555.mp3 [caption id="attachment_2213" align="alignright" width="345"] Shama Kabani[/caption] Shama Kabani- CEO of Marketing Zen Group Shama Kabani is making big waves in the marketing world. In fact, just recently she has received honors from the white house, been included in Inc. Magazine's famous 30 under 30 list, and had her company recognized as one of the top 100 US companies by Empact100. What exactly has gotten her so well recognized? Being an internet marketing and PR savant! Her company, Marketing Zen Group, is a mere team of 30 that have made drastic changes for their worldwide clientele, which include companies like the YMCA and Vision 20/20. We have her on to talk a little about her story and what it takes to become a formidable online presence.  Don't miss this one! [caption id="attachment_2214" align="alignright" width="225"] Sarah Robinson[/caption]   Sarah Robinson- President and CEO of Sarah Robinson Co. Our next guest, Sarah Robinson, is another marketing guru whose talents reside both within and outside the online arena. Her company, the Sarah Robinson Company, is based in Birmingham, AL but has an international clientele. Her goal is to not only increase the volume of your customer base, but also to take customer relationships to a deeper level by developing a fierce loyalty from within your pre-existing base. To discover more of her philosophy, check out her book, Fierce Loyalty, here! ...

Broadcast July 22, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/19549.mp3 [caption id="attachment_2189" align="alignright" width="202"] Abby Kohut[/caption] Abby Kohut (Absolutely Abby): Author of Absoluetly Abby's 101 Job Search Secrets Abby has made her life's work to get qualified individuals into meaningful and career-building positions. Beginning in computer sales, she quickly realized that her passions reside in hiring and coaching new sales representatives. After a stellar HR career with multiple firms, she started her own consulting firm with many large clients in the healthcare industry including Alpharma Inc., in which she doubled the size of one of their divisions from 300 to 600 employees! She now runs her website, AbsolutelyAbby.com, in order to coach and inspire job-seekers from all over. We have her on to get her advice on not only finding 'a job', but also finding the RIGHT job as a means to building a meaningful and prosperous career.   [caption id="attachment_2190" align="alignleft" width="174"] Glenn Carver[/caption] Glenn Carver- Author of Stand in the Heat Glenn Carver is a world-class entrepreneur, speaker, writer, and TV host. He has a passion for capitalism and the entrepreneurial spirit, and he has been using his own entrepreneurial spirit to help spark a flame in the his fellow small business owners. He is a corporate speaker for both large and small business people throughout the United States and South Africa. Today, we get him on to help us better understand how we can gain what it takes to attain the level of success to which we aspire. After listening to our chat with him, make sure to check him out here!   ...

Broadcast July 19,  2013  on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/19508.mp3 [caption id="attachment_2152" align="alignright" width="173"] Alan Abel[/caption] Alan Abel - Professional Media Prankster Alan Abel is a man of many talents. Though he has impressed many with talents such as drum soloing, acting, filmaking, writing, and speaking, he is most famous, or should I say infamous for his pranks. Among his most famous is his S.I.N.A hoax, a fake organization created to convince people that there was an organization whose sole purpose was to clothe animals in the name of modesty. In truth, it was a satirical allegory making a statement on the issue of censorship. As with most of his work, his pranks carry a deeper meaning that, much like their comedic value, can only truly be appreciated from an arms length. For his library (and it's a good one), check here! [caption id="attachment_2184" align="alignleft" width="294"] David Klein[/caption]   David Klein - The Candyman and Inventor of Jelly Belly This is an amazing story, rags to riches to rags to ??  Jelly Bellies were a leading staple of our childhoods, but what the heck is actually in it? What was the story behind its beginnings?  And what happened? These are all questions we intend to ask David Klein, the inventor of the Jelly Belly, and we will gladly accept any answers he has for us that don't mandate that he kill us. To catch the whole story behind the Jelly Belly and David Klein, check out the documentary, "The Candyman" (link above). Make sure not to miss this "blast from the past" episode of School for Startups Radio!   ...

Broadcast July 18, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/19494.mp3 [caption id="attachment_2093" align="alignright" width="182"] Evan Ratliff[/caption] Evan Ratliff - Co-Founder of Atavist and Wired Writer Atavist is a new online media/ software company that combines storytelling with the power of the internet technology, and they might be making a splash in the publishing world while they're at it. Their service involves the collaboration of editors, storytellers, and software engineers to design a new medium of storytelling that combines different types of media (such as text, video, audio, ect.) seamlessly into one experience. In order to do this, they have enlisted the help of Creatavist, the engine originally designed to power Atavist. Evan Ratliff, a co-founder of the company, comes on to give the story of Atavist's inception, with all the obstacles and triumphs they faced along the way. It is one thing to talk about this new technology, but only the experience does it justice. Make sure to check them out at the link above!   SBA Award Winner Loretta Emmons - co-founder of Heartsong Spay Neuter Clinic [caption id="attachment_2145" align="alignright" width="200"] Animal Saver Loretta Emmons[/caption] Loretta is another is our series of SBA-helped guests. She and her husband Erik start Heartsong Spay Neuter Clinic in 2006.  They soon saw that their 501(c)3 non profit was not doing enough to save the seemingly countless animals from the local and state shelters. Since opening the first clinic, they have sterilized 9000 pets in the original clinic and have opened high quality low cost clinics in Aiken, SC, Clearfield, UT and Las Vegas. According to one shelter, Loretta's efforts have reduced the number of euthanasias in their facility by over 2500 per year. I cannot wait to talk to Loretta, learn about the help she received from the SBA, and learn how Heartsong is making a significant impact!     ...