November 2013

Broadcast November 29, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/22435.mp3 No guests today, instead this is Jim's recent EFactor webinar on Becoming a Media Darling.  Enjoy.    [caption id="attachment_5183" align="aligncenter" width="191"] Becoming a Media Darling[/caption]      ...

Broadcast November 27, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/22408.mp3 [caption id="attachment_5168" align="alignright" width="200"] Heather Schwarz Lopes[/caption] Heather Schwarz Lopes - Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at EarlyShares.com Heather Schwarz Lopes is the Chief Strategy Officer at EarlyShares.com. EarlyShares is the crowdfunding platform of the future, where small investments can ignite big ideas. EarlyShares connects entrepreneurs, individuals, investors and communities, allowing them to invest in companies, support projects and earn rewards in an efficient, trusted and secure environment. Heather's background in big banking and areas of expertise, as well as her involvement since the beginning of EarlyShares makes her a key contributor to the industry as whole. She runs the strategy and logistics for the organization, as well as being involved in helping shape this new industry.       [caption id="attachment_5140" align="alignright" width="200"] Ramon Ray[/caption] Ramon Ray - Best Seller of Facebook Guide to Small Business Marketing, Marketing & Tech Evangelist at Infusionsoft & Smallbiztechnology  Ramon Ray is everywhere! He is Regional Development Director for Infusionsoft and Editor of Smallbiztechnology.com. His best seller "Technology Solutions for Growing Businesses" (Amacom) continues to sell well and he co-produces the Annual Small Business Summit (since 2006). He produces the Taste of Technology Small Business Series and is a frequent global speaker.  He has written thousands of technology articles and news items for Inc. Magazine, New York Enterprise Report, Black Enterprise Magazine, TechTarget, Entrepreneur.com, Small Business Resources, CNet, Var Business, and others. He is quoted in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc. Magazine, WCBS Radio, Crains New York, National Federal of Independent Business, Small Business Advocate Radio Show, Wells Fargo Small Business Roundup, Tech Talk with Craig Peterson and Smart Money Tech Solutions.           ...

Broadcast November 26, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/22383.mp3 [caption id="attachment_5188" align="alignright" width="200"] Melinda Emerson[/caption] Melinda Emerson - SmallBizLady, The New York Times You're The Boss Blogger, Best Selling Author of "Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months" & Host of #smallbizchat Melinda Emerson is Founder and CEO of Quintessence Multimedia, but everybody knows her as the SmallBizLady! She advises Fortune 500 companies (like Pitney Bowes, FedEx, Verizon, Xerox, Wal-Mart, Deluxe and Wells Fargo) how to market to small business and helps small businesses and Fortune 500 customers use social media effectively. Melinda shares her small business insights and knowledge through her New York Times column “You’re The Boss” and her blog “succeedasyourownboss.com” which is syndicated by the Huffington Post. Her articles have been featured in Entrepreneur, Smallbiztrends.com, SecondAct.com, Black Enterprise and Essence and she frequently speaks about small business issues on media such as Fox News, MSNBC, NBC Nightly News, Money Matters and in the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune and Inc. Magazines. Forbes Magazine named her the #1 Woman for Entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter.  And, she is the author if the national bestselling author of “Become Your Own Boss in 12 months; A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business That Works.”       [caption id="attachment_5193" align="alignright" width="200"] Tito Gil[/caption] Norberto "Tito" Gil - Co-Founder of MapYourStartup.co Tito Gil runs MapYourStartups, a really cool entrepreneurial platform, where the mission is to connect startup ecosystems by mapping business resources. MapYourStartup.co is dedicated to connecting the startup ecosystems across the US. On the site, you can get a quick illustration of the activity occurring in the entrepreneurial world. From how many startups exist, to how many companies are hiring, to how many are looking for funding, and what events are occurring, all just a few clicks away. The ultimate mission is to connect entrepreneurs to the resources they need to be successful.  Tito started as an entrepreneur early in life, when he would buy,sell, and trade business cards at local trade shows.        ...

Broadcast November 25, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/22364.mp3 [caption id="attachment_5146" align="alignright" width="200"] Claire Zovko[/caption] Claire Zovko - Sports Lawyer, Educator, Sports Law Talk Host Claire Zovko is a Florida based sports lawyer. She was a college athlete herself, and found a way to never leave the game!  She helps with in-house legal affairs, game operations, promotions, and event management, and she is involved with NBA player contract analysis, drafting, and negotiation preparation. Claire also teaches Globalization of Sport at the University of Miami and co-taught an Olympic Games & the Law course in London during the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. She has guest lectured on international sports law issues at University of Michigan, Northwestern University, Florida State University, and Florida A&M College of Law and helped with courses in Florence, Italy and Lausanne, Switzerland.       [caption id="attachment_5200" align="alignright" width="100"] Apprehended for Life[/caption] SCORE - Advisor David Moore and Author of Apprehended for Life Montez Bullock SCORE stands for the Senior Core of Retired Executives, and they give free business advice around the US to entrepreneurs and small business owners. With nearly 75 mentors in the Atlanta area, help is available in all business verticals. Whether you are in the planning stages, or are ready to go to the next level, SCORE can help. They are also a resource partner of the Small Business Administration (SBA). SCORE helps navigate through the SBA and makes sure every entrepreneur gets the most free help they can. Today, David Moore of the Atlanta SCORE office and new author Montez Bullock describe how the SBA and SCORE have helped Montez go from gang member to publisher author. Great stuff!    [caption id="attachment_5361" align="aligncenter" width="448"] David  Moore and Montez Bullock[/caption]    [caption id="attachment_5197" align="alignright" width="200"] Adrian Bye[/caption] Adrian Bye - Founder of MeetInnovators.com Adrian Bye interviews the top tech CEOs on his MeetInnovators platform. He makes high-value connections that will help your business grow. MeetInnovators includes interviews with all the A-list players and gives insight, networking opportunities, and direct access to the best minds and most influential CEOs on the Internet. His introductions have lead to huge deals. He has negotiated partnerships with Adobe, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, and Symantec. Adrian grew up in Tasmania, Australia and having lived all over the world, is an expert on offshore working and its benefits. But, now he lives in New York City.        ...

Broadcast November 22, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/22328.mp3 No guests today, instead this is Jim's recent EFactor webinar about Building a Small Business Brand.  Enjoy.        ...

Broadcast November 21, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/22301.mp3 [caption id="attachment_5116" align="alignright" width="194"] Jason Best[/caption] Jason Best - Co-Founder at Crowdfund Capital Advisors and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at UC Berkeley's Center for Entrepreneurship Jason Best is the Principal of Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA). They work with The World Bank, professional investors, governments, development organizations, professional services firms and entrepreneurs globally to leverage the power of crowdfund investing. The firm is a key parter of the U.S. State Department's Global Entrepreneurship Program that works to build effective entrepreneurial and early-stage funding ecosystems. And this is amazing, Jason is one of the three people responsible for writing the CrowdFund Investment Framework used by the President in the Jobs Act! He attended the Rose Garden Ceremony at the White House on April 5, 2012 to watch President Obama sign the bill. And he is Entrepreneur-in-Residence at UC Berkeley's Center for Entrepreneurship!       [caption id="attachment_5113" align="alignright" width="200"] Emiliano de Laurentiis[/caption] Emiliano De Laurentiis - Founder & President at Knowledge Avatars and Online-Startups Emiliano De Laurentiis role in education is amazing! In 1981, he developed SOCRATES, the first adaptive computer learning environment and went on to develop over twenty-four educational software products that were published in partnership with Simon & Schuster and Prentice-Hall. In 1991, he started Lifelong.com which produced award-winning Internet content such as Monster Math and reached a million hits a month. His newest project now in beta launch, Knowledge Avatars, is an adaptive learning platform that teaches the way you think and anyone can use it to publish educational content and make money!         ...

Broadcast November 20, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/22278.mp3 [caption id="attachment_5109" align="alignright" width="200"] Ivan Rapin-Smith[/caption] Ivan Rapin-Smith - Program Director At Venture Hive Ivan is Program Director at Venture Hive, a Miami startup accelerator that focuses on technology startups in three verticals, travel/hospitality, healthcare, and creatives (art, design, fashion, music, film, etc). For each class, they select ten companies who each get a $25,000 grant (and they take no equity!), a year of free office space, and mentoring and support. What a deal!  Startups must commit to spending the first twelve weeks in the accelerator space in Downtown Miami. The Venture Hive is in partnership between Miami’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA), the University of Miami, and the Office of the Mayor of Miami-Dade.       [caption id="attachment_5111" align="alignright" width="200"] Leigh Lepore[/caption] Leigh Lepore - Founder of Crowdfunding Strategy & Information We continue to find great resources for crowdfunding! Leigh Lepore is the Founder of Crowdfunding Strategy & Information and advises small businesses, non-profits, and individuals on utilizing crowdfunding. We discuss the four types of crowd funding (Equity, Debt, Rewards, & Donation) and how it can help organizations take their ideas to market. She has successfully raised $40K for her personal campaigns and help others on campaigns to raise up to $250K. Very Impressive!         ...

Broadcast November 19, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/22255.mp3 [caption id="attachment_5104" align="alignright" width="160"] Adam Berk[/caption] Adam Berk - Director of Entrepreneurial Science at Lean Startup Machine and Founder of NeighBorrow Adam Berk is a proud Lean Entrepreneur. He started businesses without using the lean philosphy, learned lean, started lean, and now teaches lean! We talk about all of it. The Lean Startup methodologies try to minimize waste and reduce risk. Less theory, more interactive, they actually get out and do interviews, and push people to look for the problem. Adam also talks about his companies Shared Squared, 26 Smiles, and NeighBorrow.  Great stuff.         [caption id="attachment_5106" align="alignright" width="200"] Jeff Goldberg[/caption] Jeff Goldberg - Sales Training Guru Jeff Goldberg works with organizations to bring about measurable and sustainable sales improvement! With 40 years of sales, sales management, consulting, training and coaching experience, he has trained tens of thousands of salespeople and sales managers. Through a partnership with The Entrepreneur Center, Jeff works with business owners to develop and execute smart plans to grow their businesses. He has clients like Cisco, Siemens, Citibank, and Aramark and has co-authored two books, "How To Be Your Own Coach" and "Leverage Your Laziness!"          ...

Broadcast November 18, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/22230.mp3 [caption id="attachment_5066" align="alignright" width="180"] Peter Arvai[/caption] Peter Arvai - Co-founder and CEO of Prezi Peter Arvai and his co-founders (Adam Somlai-Fischer and Peter Halacsy) have created the coolest presentation software around. Prezi allows incredible multidimensional presentations that make you look like you are in the 21st century. We are excited to welcome Peter to the show to learn about Prezi, his background, and his views on entrepreneurship.       [caption id="attachment_5063" align="alignright" width="137"] Rob Caucci[/caption] Rob Caucci - CEO and Co-founder at PijonBox  Rob Caucci is CEO and Co-founder of PijonBox. It exists to keep college students happy and healthy while helping families stay connected. The goal is to reinvent the care package. More specifically, they developed a subscription solution that delivers 5-6 awesome products that college students love and need every month. Rob is an alum of Lean Launch Ventures, a 12 week accelerator program that supports promising technology companies. We discuss how that experience led to big changes to Rob's business planning.          ...