July 2013

Broadcast July 17,  2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/19483.mp3 Kyle Johnson - Founder of Bixy.com [caption id="attachment_2123" align="alignright" width="200"] Kyle Johnson[/caption] Kyle and his team built a product called AudioAnywhere (kinda like a web-based Spotify but with no software install). They soon realized that their model had the same problem as so many others: consumers prefer free, ad-supported media and very few consumers are willing to pay for subscriptions. The problem is that the ads don't make nearly enough money to support web-based models because consumers ignore the ads. Kyle's team is fixing this with Bixy. The goal is to provide publishers of music, video, news and apps with five times more revenue per ad. The solution is simple: put consumers in charge of their advertising experience and give them rewards for brands they love and products they want. Bixy launched in January 2013 and they are scaling and tweaking throughout 2013.   [caption id="attachment_2087" align="alignright" width="259"] Robin Sheerer[/caption] Robin Sheerer - Founder of Career Enterprises Incorporated Robin Sheerer has an interesting take on work, and, frankly, it's a paradigm that might just make all of our lives a little more enjoyable. She believes that a career is a path through which our true selves can be actualized and expressed. She proposes that your chosen vocation should be a channel for both professional and personal fulfillment. This point of view is embodied in her company, Career Enterprises Incorporated. Through this, she has worked with both corporations and the general public to help increase the output of employees everywhere, enriching the life of both the employees and the companies they work for. Her clientele includes Allstate, AT&T, and the Federal Reserve Bank, just to name a few. She comes on to explain and expound upon her worldview. There is much to learn from her, so tune in!   ...

Broadcast July 16,  2013  on Liberty Express Radio [caption id="attachment_2080" align="alignright" width="150"] Bill Patti[/caption] http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/19471.mp3 Bill Patti - Founder of Your Voice Professor There is an persistently under-appreciate art in life, more importantly in the life of small business owners. It is the art of communication. This art becomes increasingly important as your company grows and becomes crucial to the growth itself very quickly. Bill Patti has made a career off of his voice and communication skills. He has been passing along his knowledge of this area for the last 10 years to business professionals around the nation! Tune in for some freebies on how to sharpen your skills!     [caption id="attachment_2079" align="alignright" width="202"] Tom Corley[/caption] Tom Corley - Founder of The Rich Habits Institute and Author of Rich Habits Tom Corley is the founder of an institute designed to help companies and individuals live financially responsible and successful lives. He is also the author of Rich Habits, a book outlining the principles that his institute stands for. What are these Rich Habits? For some of them, tune in this episode of School for Startups Radio. For the rest of them, you can check out his book here!   ...

Broadcast July 15,  2013  ET on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/19463.mp3   Stephen Fleming- VP of Georgia Tech [caption id="attachment_2108" align="alignright" width="153"] Stephen Fleming[/caption] For you Dawg fans out there, this might not be your favorite episode. Because, today, we have on the VP of GA Tech. Stephen is quite the entrepreneur, VC, and now academic VC. Even you Dawg fans should pay attention to this one.   [caption id="attachment_2074" align="alignleft" width="158"] Bob Gilmour[/caption] Bob Gilmour- Internet Marketing Manager at Web Solutions of America Also on the show today, we have Bob Gilmour, an expert in everything SEO marketing. He comes on the show to share some freebies with us on how to get your company noticed online. Online marketing via social media and beyond has become one of the greatest arts in the entrepreneurial life today. Make sure to tune in to hear what he has to say about it!     ...

Broadcast July 12,  2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/19412.mp3 [caption id="attachment_1921" align="alignright" width="320"] RJ Bardsley[/caption] RJ Bardsley - Senior VP of Racepoint Group Racepoint Group is a PR firm that specializes in communication and the ever-evolving world of social media. They use advanced metrics and technology to track the success of any given social media campaign. They were awarded the Gold Bell by the Publicity Club of New England for their work with Sony Entertainment back in 2011. Other reputable companies in their Rolodex of clients include Konami, eBay, eHarmony, L.L. Bean, and many more! This episode, we get Racepoint Group's RJ Bardsley to come on and talk about their latest project, Racepoint 440 and how it can jumpstart the marketing and PR efforts of your startup!   [caption id="attachment_1946" align="alignleft" width="183"] Reggie Perry Jr.[/caption] Reggie Perry Jr. - Owner of Project Generation D Reggie Perry Jr. is an artistic one. He holds a broad skill set ranging from video and animation to music production. Most recently, he produced a video for Wax's song "Rosana", which just reached 10 million views on YouTube and number 3 on Itunes in Germany! Reggie is also giving back to the community through his efforts with Project Generation D, which is a music production school for troubled or at-risk teens. We have him to share with us his story in the music industry and starting Project Generation D. ...

Broadcast July 11,  2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/19387.mp3 [caption id="attachment_1871" align="alignright" width="136"] Richard Finger[/caption] Richard Finger- Contributor for Forbes Magazine Ever since the most recent financial crisis, Richard Finger has become a very prominent muckraker of Forbes Magazine. He is a qualified financial adviser with past experience in the real estate, oil, gas, and other derivative investments. He comes on this episode to discuss Yahoo's recent acquisition of Tumblr. Will this last grasp at relevance work for Yahoo, or will it end in a similar fashion to their dealings with Flickr? This is a fantastic interview, and we hope you enjoy as well! And we talk about executive pay. Jennifer S. Wilkov -  The “Make It Happen” Girl [caption id="attachment_2045" align="alignright" width="213"] Jennifer Wilkov[/caption] Jennifer is known as the “Make It Happen” girl. With over two decades of planning and business development experience in Corporate America, she knows how to take any project from where it is to where you want it to be! She introduced and built the first data warehouse at Revlon and lead a cross-functional Blue Box Council in New York City.  She is  the author of 5 books, is also an award-winning freelance writer (2009 Silver Eddie Award), and has appeared in national magazines and newspapers including Marie Claire Magazine, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Parenting Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Shape Magazine, Women’s World, and others. Jennifer has also been interviewed on national and local television shows including CNBC’s Squawk Box and Fox, NBC, CBS and ABC affiliate stations nationwide and on numerous radio shows.   ...

Broadcast July 10, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/19370.mp3 Geoffrey James - Blogger at Sales Source and Inc. Writer [caption id="attachment_1990" align="alignright" width="136"] Geoffrey James[/caption] Geoffrey writes one of the most popular business blogs, “Sales Source on Inc.com,” and has won awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and the American Society of Business Publication Editors. His soon-to-be-published, crowd-sourced book is "Business Without the Bullsh*t" combines his decades of corporate experience with the collective wisdom of thousands of his followers to create the ultimate how-to guide for the everyday office worker. The book will be published in early 2014 by Business Plus, one of the world’s top publishers of business books.   [caption id="attachment_1874" align="alignright" width="205"] Joshua Davidson[/caption] Joshua Davidson - Founder/ CEO of Chop Dawg Studios and Subtle Joshua Davidson is the founder of a company who can handle every aspect of your online presence, from branding to search engine optimization. He has become quite popular in this pursuit. In fact, his company's twitter has reached an astounding 80,000 followers; however, this number is dwarfed by his personal twitter, which has reached an even more amazing 250,000. We have him on to discuss his business story and to extract some useful advice on how to grow our own twitter influence. ...

Broadcast July 9,  2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/19360.mp3   [caption id="attachment_1862" align="alignright" width="270"] Glenn Garnes[/caption]Glenn Garnes - Founder of Small Business CEO and Village Connector Former attorney Glenn Garnes is the creator of a community for entrepreneurs who are looking to collaborate and hold each other accountable. He has also headed up a TV, newspaper, and radio company called the Village Connector. This is another online community in which the content is completely user-generated and aimed to build the resources of the community. [caption id="attachment_1803" align="alignright" width="221"] Clay Stevens[/caption]   Clay Stevens - Author of Six Figures in Six Months and Founder of Ri Training Clay Stevens is a go-to expert on network marketing, as proven by his two #1 bestselling Amazon books. After years in the industry, he has decided to pass on what he knows to others. He has taken his years of experience and developed a strong, 3-step formula that has been proven to grow network marketing firms of all types. He comes on to share the value of network marketing and how you can use the services of a firm in the industry or start your own!   ...

Broadcast July 8,  2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/19345.mp3   [caption id="attachment_1971" align="alignright" width="200"] Judy Cohen[/caption] Judy Cohen - Founder of Red Hot Presentations   Giving a great presentation is critical! For an entrepreneur, making the sale, getting the contract, or raising money can be determined by how well you present. Judy is with us to teach us some of the basics of a great presentation. Vital info!   [caption id="attachment_1978" align="alignright" width="104"] Jennifer Liao of Epson[/caption] Jennifer Liao - Product Manager, Consumer Inkjets, Epson America Jennifer joined Epson America in June 2010, and is currently  the product manager for consumer inkjets. She oversees national brands and project management and provides insight on customer/consumer need assessment, market analysis, product design, promotions, operations, supply chain, and training for the company.   [caption id="attachment_1792" align="alignright" width="163"] Dr. Marc Sorenson[/caption] Dr. Marc Sorenson - Founder of the National Institute of Health and Fitness Dr. Marc Sorenson graduated from Brigham Young University. He has a doctorate in education, specializing in health and wellness. He has used his many years of experience and knowledge to found the National Institute of Health (NIH), a wellness resort designed to help people escape both from hectic lives and the unhealthy habits that result. He's on to tell his story and give our entrepreneurs some tips to help us not let our work get in the way of a healthy body!   ...

Broadcast July 5,  2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/19324.mp3   Jim Riley - Founder of Kaleio.com Kaleio.com is a social network for professionals. I know you're thinking, 'Just another Linkedin', but wait. This website is partitioned by industry, designed to give each industry a sense of community and oneness. The platform also serves as a marketing channel for registered users, as products can be searchable as well as user entities. We go on with Jim to see his vision for the company! [caption id="attachment_1784" align="alignright" width="264"] Michele Mattia[/caption]   Michele Mattia - Founder of MicheleMattia.com Michele Mattia started out in the technology sector. She ran a successful consulting firm in Manhattan, but found herself ultimately unhappy. Upon asking herself the age old question, "What would I do if I knew I wouldn't fail?", she decided her life's purpose should be devoted to helping others instead. She has developed a speaking career around helping others live happier lives. The hallmarks of her philosophy are living an un-compartmentalized  life of truth and audacity.   ...

Broadcast July 3,  2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/19313.mp3   Bobby Gibson - CEO of TravelKeys.com [caption id="attachment_1852" align="alignright" width="180"] Bobby Gibson of TravelKeys[/caption] Bobby grew up running this business. His parents took him on trips around the Caribbean as a child, researching all the estates including in the site today. TravelKeys is like VRBO, but for great, amazing properties with concierge service. Imagine your OWN house in Tuscany for 7 nights, with pool, maid, masseuse, chef, and NO one else! We talk about what its like to take over from owner-parents, how he changed the business, plans for the future, and why this site is better then the competition!       Jusak Yang Bernhard & Jeff Manley - Founders of TailsSpin Today, we find out how well Jim is fee ding his dog, Sonny, according to the standards set out by TailsSpin. TailsSpin is a company that flies in the face of improperly prepared dog food. There have recently been many cases of dog sickness due to toxins found in their food, especially those canine edibles manufactured in the East. TailsSpin's treats are completely safe for consumption, and the business model is working! The company has dominated their geographic markets and are one of the reason you do not see many PetSmarts in Savannah, GA. This episode, we have the founders, Jusak Bernhard and Jeff Manley on to see how they have gained market share and warded off the looming competition!   ...