September 2013

Will Broadcast September 18, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/20720.mp3 [caption id="attachment_3093" align="alignright" width="201"] Mike Michalowicz[/caption] Mike Michalowicz - Author of The Pumpkin Plan, CEO at Provendus Group,   Mike says, "I am the CEO of Provendus Group, a business growth consultancy. As opposed to the traditional "assess & report" consulting model, Provendus Group uses a "one dial" approach that we have developed over the years. Our strategy reignites rapid growth in organizations, by leveraging your company's existing habits and culture. The result is change that is easy to implement, and brings significant growth to both the top and bottom line. I am also author of 'The Pumpkin Plan' and 'The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur'. BusinessWeek has called Toilet Paper Entrepreneur a business cult classic. My books have been translated into 10 languages. I have founded, built and sold two technology service based companies. My second company, PG Lewis & Associates, was sold in a public transaction in 2006.  I enjoy entrepreneurialism and gladly share experiences and advice with first time entrepreneurs. I am regularly invited to sit on both formal and informal advisory boards and have relationships with the angel and early-stage investment community."   [caption id="attachment_3490" align="alignright" width="204"] Justin Cener[/caption] Justin Cener - Founder & CEO at Crowd Seats  Justin is founder and CEO of Crowd Seats, a really cool platform for sports ticket buying. It is the first and only flash deals site for sports tickets. Like Groupon (but successful) for sports tickets! Crowd Seats offers tickets to your favorite sporting events at 50-90% off with NO added fees! They help our partner teams drive revenue on otherwise unused inventory by creating a platform to sell last minute ticket inventory. Justin has done so many things right, so this interview is particularly useful for all students of best practices.           ...

Broadcast September 17, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/20692.mp3 [caption id="attachment_3399" align="alignright" width="237"] Hanna Hasl-Kelchner[/caption] Hanna Hasl-Kelchner - The No- Nonsense Lawyer and Author of The Business Guide to Legal Literacy Hanna is an alumnus of many different institutions, but most importantly, we are excited to welcome  her back to school for startups. Besides the credentials previously mentioned in her first interview, all I can say is that she truly has a passion for helping small businesses everywhere. We have her on for a second time to go over some o the most common legal pitfalls today for startups. We will touch briefly on the crowd-funding arena, but we will mainly focus on how to use the law to help boost your sales, marketing, financing, and operational efforts. We're having her on twice for reason! So make sure not to miss some valuable information!      [caption id="attachment_3478" align="alignright" width="150"] Craig and Tony[/caption] Craig Handley and Tony Ricciardi - Co-Founders of ListenUpEspanol! Listen up Espanol is the premier call center for Hispanics in the United States. You can hire ListenUpEspanol! to interact directly with your customers, as they specialize in both the nonprofit and corporate arenas. They offer a wide variety of call center services including inbound sales services, lead generation, and customer service. They have been deemed one of the fastest-growing small businesses by Inc. Magazine. We welcome the co-founders, Craig Handley and Tony Ricciardi, to tell us the story of their business, the problems that they faced along the way, and the successes that brought them to where they are today. If your business needs call center services catering to the Hispanic market within the states, this interview is just for you! Don't miss it! Some more great info….            ...

Broadcast September 16, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/20668.mp3 [caption id="attachment_3116" align="alignright" width="194"] Gayl Martin[/caption] Gayl Murphy - "The Celebritizer!" Award-Winning Hollywood Correspondent, Media Trainer, Speaker, Author of "Interview Tactics!"  When it comes to media, Gayl Murphy has done it all. No matter the medium, whether it is online, print, or otherwise, she has been on the reporting, interviewing, or interviewee side. Throughout her career she has interviewed over 15,000 public figures and has also been subject of countless high-profile interviews. She is now using her years of expertise to coach CEOs, PR professionals, and the like to deal with the media and boost their status to the celebrity level. Gayl has been featured on such networks as ABC, Fox, and many more in many different capacities. She is with us to discuss how to handle the media and stay out of trouble as you represent your business in its first several years.   [caption id="attachment_1003" align="alignright" width="200"] Brandon Pipkin[/caption]   Brandon Pipkin - SMB Guru and Author of 21 Question for 21 Millionaires  This is round two for Brandon Pipkin on our show. The first time we had him on was on our New Year's episode which can be found here. He's been gracious enough to come on again to impart some of his wisdom about the pursuit of wealth and financial independence through your entrepreneurial efforts. What is the mindset of a millionaire? What are the most marketable skills to possess as a bootstrappers in today's world? We answer these and many more in this episode of School for Startups radio. This is going to be both educational and exciting, so make sure to check it out!             ...