February 2014

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/23902.mp3   [caption id="attachment_6439" align="alignright" width="200"] Mike Tanski[/caption] Mike Tanski - Co-founder and CTO at Dumbstruck  - Highlight Here Mike Tanski is a co-founder and the head tech guy at two companies, Dumbstruck and Doctored Apps. Dumbstruck is the hot new app that is giving Instagram and others  a run for its money. It brings the power of human emotion to the digital realm. The messaging app captures and records user reactions to messages they recieve. Take a photo, add up to two lines of caption and hit "send." As the receiver opens the message, their reaction is recorded, and sent back to you! Priceless reactions can be shared on Facebook and Twitter or simply saved for your own viewing pleasure. So very cool!       [caption id="attachment_6441" align="alignright" width="200"] Marvin V. Acuna[/caption] Marvin V. Acuna - Hollywood Producer, Serial Entrepreneur - Highlight Here Marvin V. Acuna has had an amazing career in many areas! He has spent over a decade producing Film and Television. His newest series, in collaboration with the Grammy’s, is called “Lyrics & Recipes: The Art of Food & Music.” He has produced films starring John Malkovich, Peter Sarsgaard, James Franco, Emily Blunt, Tom Hanks, Amanda Seyfried, and Paul Rudd as well as series for Bravo. Marvin has started a restaurant based business and a tea company too, but his latest venture, with his wife, is his most important, and touching. You wont want to miss this love story, especially on Valentine’s Day.       ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/23882.mp3   [caption id="attachment_6434" align="alignright" width="200"] Gary Kowalski[/caption] Gary Kowalski - Director of Sales at The Entrust Group and a Self-Directed IRA Administrator - Highlight Here Gary Kowalski wrote me an email out of the blue asking if I knew the possible entrepreneurial benefits of the IRA savings plans. I had to admit that I did not, meaning Gary was the perfect show guest. I can learn along with audience, the perfect situation. Gary has an extensive career in managing IRA plans for others and will explain how entrepreneurs can use it there IRA accounts and even the accounts of others to finance their businesses. Great stuff, thanks for reaching out!   [caption id="attachment_6509" align="alignright" width="200"] Rebecca Klausman[/caption] Rebecca Klausman - Business Development Account Executive at Eva NYC - Highlight Here Rebecca Klausman is with us today to talk about being an intrapreneur. She works on a small team with big power to drive the brand Eva-NYC. With revenues similar to a small business, and the small size team, she really is a small business person in a big organization. Eva NYC is spreading style beyond New York City. Eva NYC is a line of professional tools and haircare, something we all know I know nothing about! They take their inspiration from the runways and produce salon-quality results. The brand  is a collection of tools and haircare that fills the void as the affordable line of professional products. Very interesting insights from Rebecca! See more about some of their products here...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/23856.mp3 [caption id="attachment_6430" align="alignright" width="200"] Cier Black[/caption] Cier Black - Publicist/Owner of Cier B.  - Highlight Here Cier Black and her Public Relations firm are known as Atlanta's chic PR boutique! Cier was with us a couple weeks back as part of the Small Business Administration PR program. She has almost twenty years in corporate experience and focuses on Media Relations, Community Outreach, and Branding. Cier is with us to give us poor entreprenerus some tips and help keep our efforts on track.       [caption id="attachment_6432" align="alignright" width="200"] Dr. Tim Irwin[/caption] Dr. Tim Irwin -  Author of Impact: Great Leadership Changes Everything and Leading Authority on Leadership Development and Organizational Effectiveness - Highlight here Dr. Tim Irwin has helped a number of America’s best companies including SunTrust Banks, Chick-fil-A, Bank of America, Corning, IBM, Gerber Products Company, The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company, and The Coca-Cola Company. His work on leadership development and organizational effectiveness are industry leading. His previous book Derailed: Five Lessons Learned from Catastrophic Failures of Leadership is still a best seller.          ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/23829.mp3   [caption id="attachment_6425" align="alignright" width="200"] Chris Wiser[/caption] Chris Wiser - CEO of TechSquad IT and Best Selling Author of The Tech (Multiplier) - Highlight Here Chris Wiser is the CEO of TechSquad IT, which he founded in 2004 to help small businesses get the most out of their technology. Chris believes businesses shouldn't have to worry about tech, so that they can concentrate on growing their businesses. Chris has won tons of awards including the 2012 SMB 150 Inductee!       [caption id="attachment_6427" align="alignright" width="200"] Erik Fisher aka Dr. E...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/23801.mp3   [caption id="attachment_6408" align="alignright" width="200"] Courtney Thurman[/caption] Courtney Thurman - Entrepreneur Press Author, Startup Evangelist and Founder of SmallWerks Marketing Agency - Highlight Here Courtney Thurman has a strong background in strategic marketing, and recently she did the unthinkable (well, not really, but I like to tease her!) and got a job! As an intrapreneur now, she explains why this job is that cool and how she continues to juggle her entrepreneurial endeavors. As a writer for Entrepreneur Press, she speaks frequently at various universities. Her marketing firm  provides design and strategic marketing services to about 75 clients in a variety of industries. Below is a cute video explaining more about intrapreneurship...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/23757.mp3   [caption id="attachment_6394" align="alignright" width="200"] Matthew Goldfarb[/caption] Matthew Goldfarb - Famous Copywriter and Chief Renegade Officer - Highlight Here Matthew Goldfarb started his career with 12 years writing television commercials, radio spots, and websites for 1-800-Collect (the ones with Mr. T!), Volvo, Subaru, Dove, Campbell’s, and Viagra. He left it all to start Corporate Renegade in 2010 out of his spare bedroom in Brooklyn, to find clients who were tired of "looking, sounding, and behaving like everyone else." The firm creates copy, messaging, and strategy that truly grow business, instead of feeding an ego. The firm has grown very quickly, and Matthew is with us to share some of his tricks and insights, and remember, "It's better to stand out!"       Margaret Williamson - Co-Founder of PRSVR - Highlights Here [caption id="attachment_6398" align="alignright" width="200"] Margaret Williamson[/caption] Margaret Williamson is co-founder PRSVR is a high lifestyle brand from Chicago. They specialize in outerwear, luggage, and travel essentials for male and female jet setters. The brand is based on 5 fundamentals: passion, resilience, sacrifice, values, and respect. They have a new store in Chicago which is drawing rave reviews. Margaret has built a huge part of her business with Instagram marketing, so we spend a good deal of time talking about that. Margaret has worked with the smallest, start-up companies and the largest Fortune 100 organizations, and everything in between.            ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/23733.mp3   [caption id="attachment_6370" align="alignright" width="200"] Tara Kennedy Kline[/caption] Tara Kennedy Kline - Author and Radio Host at Stop Raising Einstein - Highlight Here Tara Kennedy Kline is author of the hugely popular Stop Raising Einstein: Discover The Unique Brilliance In Your Child...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/23700.mp3   [caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] Girish Karnani[/caption] Girish Karnani - CEO of 191 Unlimited and Founder of 1 Voice Beanie   Girish Karnani is was on the show 2 weeks ago, and we blew it, tech morons that we are, and played the wrong tape. We apologize. To make it up, we invited him back as Guest Host for the day! He is CEO of 191 Unlimited, a great menswear and boys clothing brand. His stories from his first interview, which we replay in full, are amazing! We get an update on his business and future plans. Thanks Girish for forgiving us!     [caption id="attachment_6344" align="alignright" width="200"] Dan Oltersdorf[/caption] Dan Oltersdorf - Mike's Son and Manager of Mike's IndiGogo Campaign - Highlight Here Mike Oltersdorf was going through life like we all do, as a Paul McCartney look alike! Among other things! Unfortunately, in 2004 he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. He was writing about his journey, and his son, Dan, has stepped in to finish it and tell us the story. The book is out soon as part of an Indigogo campaign you must be a part of! This is a very touching segment, especially for us cold heart money grubbing entrepreneurs.  Must listen, with tissue.         ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/23674.mp3   [caption id="attachment_6325" align="alignright" width="180"] Michael Fensterstock[/caption] Michael Fensterstock - Founder of Aromaflage - Highlight Here Michael Fensterstock and his wife Melissa went on honeymoon and discovered their new business venture. Their first product is Aromaflage, a beautiful perfume fragrance that doubles as insect repellent. Bringing in components from Africa, Europe, and Asia, the couple are building a new brand and trying to help their many native suppliers as much as possible. The product is inspired by ancient Asian practices involving natural oils to protect themselves from insects. They use silken vanilla, exotic orange, cedar wood, and nourishing Vitamin E to make the outdoors bug free! Their custom-made bottles are designed in France using the finest glass and are decorated with 24 karat gold. The travel friendly pouch comes from Kenya and supports local artisans. Great stuff!       Mark Gibson, Public Affairs Officer for the Small Business Administration - Highlight Here Mark Gibson joined the SBA in November 2012, and he quickly realized a lack of instruction in communications and communications planning in so many small businesses in the state. He worked to build a team of PR/Communication professionals to develop  a rock solid curriculum. Their first event attracted an amazing 158 people and was a huge success. Congratulations to Mark!! He has been a long time show supporter by sending great SBA guests for us  to interview. Mark says that other PR events will be coming soon, and we will be sure to let you know about them.    [caption id="attachment_6318" align="alignright" width="180"] Cier Black[/caption] Cier Black of CierB Owner/Principal of Cier B. Public Relations Cier Black was one of the great speakers for Mark's SBA event and joins him for the second half of the show. Her PR firm is considered "Atlanta's chic boutique" and she focuses on non-profit organizations and the small business market. Cier has expertise in community outreach and identity branding, and her mission is to give her clients the platform that they need to grow. Thanks so much Cier for being a part of the great SBA program and a part of the show. She gives some great advice on PR that you won't want to miss.      Mitch Leff, President of Leff & Associates [caption id="attachment_6316" align="alignright" width="180"] Mitch Leff[/caption] Mitch left is the third part of our PR triumvirate. His company offers clients a full range of public relations services, with a specialty in strategic counsel and program development. They work in partnership with clients to achieve results in alignment with business goals. Mitch says, "All public relations activities should be targeted to support specific company objectives." His team has more than 30 years experience and has secured coverage in media including USA Today, CNN, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and the AP.  Cier and Mitch will both be back soon for individual interviews with more great PR tips.          ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/23567.mp3   [caption id="attachment_6257" align="alignright" width="200"] Krista Morgan[/caption] Krista Morgan - CMO & Co-Founder of P2Binvestor - Highlight Here Krista Morgan had a great career  as a digital marketing strategist working with clients like Johnson & Johnson, Coca-Cola and Barclays. She decided to "move client-side" to be part of a new crowd funding platform, P2Binvestor. It enables investors to buy into the receivables of small businesses. As CMO and co-founder of the company, she uses digital marketing to develop funding leads and to build an investor community. P2Binvestor is great 2 ways: it extends a line of credit to owners secured by their receivables and it enables consumers to participate in the loans, and the profit with 60-day liquidity. As the first platform to enable this type of social funding, Krista is building a brand and an industry!  Great job, cool story, and a huge benefit to both sides! Learn more about P2Binvestor in this video...