May 2014

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/25606.mp3   [caption id="attachment_8037" align="alignright" width="200"] Larry Julian[/caption] Larry Julian - Speaker & Coach and Author of God is My CEO: Following God's Principles in a Bottom-Line World - Highlight Here Larry Julian specializes in leadership development and strategic planning while integrating work and faith.He is the author of the nationally acclaimed and best-selling business books God is My CEO, God is My Success, and God is My Coach. The guides help leaders handle critical business decisions using faith as a basis. This is a great opportunity to discuss the relationship between entrepreneurship and faith.   [caption id="attachment_8040" align="alignright" width="200"] Mark Molinari[/caption] Mark Molinari - Co-Founder at 4th Source  - Highlight Here Mark Molinari is the co-Chairman of the Board of Directors and co-Founder at 4th Source. 4th Source uses delivery centers across Mexico and now here in the U.S.  Mark is involved in strategy and innovation. He was vice president at Pegasystems and at Oracle Corporation prior to starting 4th Source. He shares the great benefits of getting technical and website work done close to a companies home market.         ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/25567.mp3   [caption id="attachment_8032" align="alignright" width="200"] Steven Blum[/caption] Steven Blum - Owner of  Steven G. Blum and Associates  and Author of Negotiating Your Investments: Use Proven Negotiation Methods to Enrich Your Financial Life - Highlight Here Steven Blum created Steven G. Blum and Associates to share his perspective on the importance of economic science. He received his Juris Doctor from the Northeastern, a Masters from Harvard, and a Masters of Taxation from New York University School of Law. Steve has taught at Wharton since 1994 and won an award for outstanding teaching five times. He just published a Wiley book entitled “Negotiating Your Investments: Use Proven Negotiation Methods to Enrich Your Financial Life.”       [caption id="attachment_7413" align="alignright" width="200"] Steve Beecham[/caption] Steve Beecham - Owner of Bass Awkward Business - Highlight Here Steve Beecham started in the mortgage business, as Owner of Home Town Mortgage in north Atlanta. He learned quickly that his marketing techniques were different, but worked. Today, he is an author and speaker who shares his tricks for network selling. His techniques for helping succeed in business use better networking and learning to leverage social connections. As a mortgage business owner, Steve interviewed 100's sales people and trained many of the best. From this, he saw the common elements of success. He will help increase sales by helping first. Great stuff.             ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/25565.mp3 [caption id="attachment_8023" align="alignright" width="200"] Stephanie Shalofsky[/caption] Stephanie Shalofsky - Professional Organizer and Owner of The Organizing Zone - Highlight Here Stephanie Shalofsky says that she 'Transforms Combat Zones Into Comfort Zones.' Based in New York, Stephanie is a Professional Organizer. She uses her extensive project management experience and organizational abilities to help clients manage their data and time. Her unique process pinpoints clients’ goals and she creates personalized solutions to meet these goals. She is with us today to help get us more organized, a big problem for small businesses.      [caption id="attachment_8027" align="alignright" width="200"] Mica Scalin[/caption] Mica Scalin - Executive Director of The Alternative Speakers Bureau  - Highlight Here Mica Scalin worked on social media and marketing with NBC Universal and Showtime. Recently she created a cool company to  bring unique, fun content that creates meaningful connections between people. Mica's company, The Alternative Speakers Bureau, hires artists, sword swallowers, and other unique experts and gets them speaking gigs at GE, The Federal Reserve Bank, Coke, The Gap Inc, Capital One and more. Mica makes artists accessible as educational tools for fostering and maintaining resourceful thinking in the workplace.         ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/25543.mp3   [caption id="attachment_7925" align="alignright" width="200"] Melinda Thomas[/caption] Melinda Thomas - Script and Copywriter, Live Presentation, Video and Audio Coach - Highlight Here Melinda Thomas is with us to help improve our presentation skills. She is a presentation coach that believes that “Anything is possible." She was a professional actress in film, TV, and theater, but now uses her compassion to work with her clients to understand the secrets to delivering engaging, powerful and authentic live presentations. Melinda believes everyone can be great on stage and will show you how!      [caption id="attachment_7927" align="alignright" width="200"] Joleene Moody[/caption] Joleene Moody - Sales & Closing Expert and Author of Memoirs of Normalcy: Journey from Sedentary to Extraordinary  - Highlight Here Joleene Moody is a former television reporter and now is a transformational speaker. As a television personality, she used her investigative work and human-interest stories to show people overcoming obstacles everyday. Joleene herself has faced setbacks; she suffered from addiction, loss through death, career changes, and other personal struggles. When she hit rock bottom, she used the inspiration of the stories she reported on to rebuild for life. Today, she shares closing tips and shares how to close a sale!         ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/25532.mp3 [caption id="attachment_7920" align="alignright" width="200"] Patrick Schwerdtfeger[/caption] Patrick Schwerdtfeger - Keynote Speaker and Author of Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed: Leverage Resources, Establish Online Credibility and Crush Your Competition - Highlight Here Patrick Schwerdtfeger hs been on the show before and we are excited to welcome him back and get an update on his career. Patrick is a leading authority on ‘big data’ and the social media revolution. His award-winning book, Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed, and was published by Wiley and he is a regular guest on Bloomberg TV. Patrick speaks about global mega trends, big data and the social media at events around the world. Right after this interview, he is off to Colombia to speak!      [caption id="attachment_7922" align="alignright" width="200"] Bartosz Gonczarek[/caption] Bartosz Gonczarek - Co-founder of MorrisCooke - Highlight Here Bartosz Gonczarek is Co-founder and COO of a European App company. Based in Poland, Bart and his team have created some great sales tools and SMB Apps. We love them and use several of his products here at School for Startups Radio. Bart is an UI design expert and its shows in the Apps, as they are super easy to use. Not only do we learn about Bart and his company, but we also talk about the differences between entrepreneurship in the US and Europe.         ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/25495.mp3 Veteran Entrepreneur Week Final Day   [caption id="attachment_7238" align="alignright" width="200"] Jerry Darnell[/caption] Jerry Darnell - CEO of Jerry Darnell & Associates  & Class of 2013 Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame Philanthropic Award Inductee - Highlight Here Jerry Darnell was on the show about a month ago to talk about his career in the franchise industry, where many call him the Mayor of Franchising! In his nearly 40 years, Jerry worked with Sterling Optical, Maaco, Physicians Weight Loss Centers, and Medicine Shoppe International and consulted with hundreds of others. He was recently honored by the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame for his support of veteran causes. Jerry helped organize this special week, thanks Jerry!      [caption id="attachment_7917" align="alignright" width="202"] Mary Kennedy Thompson[/caption] Mary Kennedy Thompson - President of Mr. Rooter LLC, ex-Chairwoman of VetFran, Class of 2013 Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame Veteran Inductee - Highlight Here Mary Thompson served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a logistics officer and achieved the rank of captain. She started her first business in 1994, a Cookies by Design franchise. She grew her with the company, adding locations, until she was promoted to president in 2004! The company won awards for Outstanding Customer Service under her guidance. In 2006, Mary became the president of Mr. Rooter Corporation, part of The Dwyer Group. The company was included in Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500 and top Satisfaction Awards.      [caption id="attachment_7964" align="alignright" width="150"] Greg Tanner[/caption] Greg Tanner - National Director of Franchising at Aarons, Inc & Franchise Blogger - Highlight Here Greg Tanner has spent 40 years helping veterans and franchisees. He is especially proud of his Tannerisms website. It provides a short course for the best advice in the franchise industry. He is a franchise career has included automotive repair, car and truck rental, and fast food. He is retired this summer as the National Director for Franchising at Aaron’s. He sold over 900 franchises while with Aaron's and he supports the Wounded Warrior Project and serving on the IFA’s VetFran Committee. Greg was named one of the Top 20 people to watch in 2012 by Franchise Times magazine.         ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/25476.mp3 Veteran Entrepreneur Week   [caption id="attachment_7907" align="alignright" width="200"] John Phillips[/caption] John (JP) Phillips - Author of Boots to Loafers, Finding Your New True North - Director of Finance at Coca-Cola - Highlights Here John Phillips is a service to civilian transition expert. He works today to help others transition, just as he did from a U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel to a successful career with The Coca-Cola Company. He talks about using the leadership and management skills he gained in the military during his more than 15 years at The Coca-Cola Company. There he has established several programs to serve veterans and their families including the The Coca-Cola Company Veterans Day Program. His book was released to reach more veterans as "they Transition, Transform, and Integrate back into civilian life."      [caption id="attachment_6871" align="alignright" width="200"] Ray Margiano[/caption] Ray Margiano PhD., CEO & Founder at Balance Walking and Foot Solutions - Class of 2012 Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame Veteran Inductee  - Highlights Here Ray Margiano has been on the show two times previously, but we did not talk about his military service. Ray worked at Sikorsky Aircraft and Textron but left to start  Heel Quik. He grew the franchise system to over 700 units in 34 countries. In 2000, he started another franchise system called Foot Solutions. It has 250 plus stores now. And he works to share Balance Walking and its benefits. Today, Ray shares his insights on how the military impacted his life and how important he feels it was. Ray also helped recruit others guest for this special week. Thanks Ray!      [caption id="attachment_7912" align="alignright" width="200"] Lisa Rosser[/caption] Lisa Rosser - CEO and Founder of The Value Of a Veteran  - Highlights Here Lisa Rosser's works to improve military service member's ability to transition to employment, education or entrepreneurship. She created her company, The Value Of a Veteran, in 2007 to teach corporations, government agencies, higher education institutions and franchisors to understand military culture and the value military service members can offer. Her book of the same name helps develop military recruiting programs in Human Resource offices to make it easier to hire veterans.       ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/25457.mp3 Veteran Entrepreneur Week    [caption id="attachment_7945" align="alignright" width="150"] Dr, Mike Haynie[/caption] Dr. Mike Haynie - Executive Director of Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University - Highlight Here Dr. Michael Haynie is The Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship at Syracuse University. His research is focused on entrepreneurial thinking and has been published in the top journals. Mike served for 14 years as an officer in the U.S. Air Force and taught at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He founded the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) program and early 800 veterans have received EBV training since 2007. The Secretary of the Army recognized it as a ‘National Best Practice.’ He has been featured on CBS’ 60 Minutes and the ABC Evening News with Diane Sawyer.      [caption id="attachment_7949" align="alignright" width="150"] Jose Perez[/caption] Jose Perez - President of Frontline Support Solutions - Highlight Here Joe Perez calls himself the “VetBizMan!” Joe served until 1998, and then rejoined his family business. He grew the company from the low six figure's to a multi-million dollar company and was recognized nationally by Hispanic Business Magazine as one of the 100 Fastest Growing Businesses in America in 2006. In early 2010, he started Frontline Support Solutions, to help Service Disabled Veterans. The company was designed to provide employment opportunities to veterans interested in federal contracting opportunities. Joe is very active in Hispanic and local business organizations in San Antonio.   [caption id="attachment_7951" align="alignright" width="124"] Sue Bozgoz[/caption] Sue Bozgoz - Health and Fitness Instructor, Executive Director at I Run 4 God - Highlight Here Sue Bozgoz's energy is contagious and her efforts on behave of female soldiers and veterans are amazing. She was an All Army Marathoner, Lieutenant Colonel, Service Disabled Veteran, and is now president of The ir4g Global Running Association. The ir4g Running Club was formed for all veterans, service disabled veterans, runners and potential runners with a mission. Also, Sue discusses the issues facing female soldiers and veterans and her efforts to help.         ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/25429.mp3 Veteran Entrepreneur Week   [caption id="attachment_7728" align="alignright" width="180"] Scott Boyette[/caption] Scott Boyette - President & CEO at Boyette Enterprises - Highlight Here Scott Boyette was a logistics office in the Air Force and now runs Boyette Enterprises, a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned business. Scott is also Business Development Manager at CB&A Project Management Services. Scott attended the Vet Boot Camp at LSU and learned how to get started. He gives some great advice about FBO.gov and how to get government contracts.      [caption id="attachment_7734" align="alignright" width="200"] Larry Broughton[/caption] Larry Broughton - Founder/CEO of broughtonHOTELS, E&Y Entrepreneur Winner and Best-Selling Author of VICTORY: 7 Entrepreneur Success Strategies for Veterans - Highlight Here Larry Broughton is a leader in the boutique hotel industry and Co-Founder and CEO of Broughton Advisory Group, a  transformational leadership organization. The clients include Turner Broadcasting and The Pentagon.  Larry won the Ernst & Young’s prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year award, the National Veteran-Owned Business Association Vetrepreneur Award. He is the best-selling co-author of “The Next Big Thing,” and “VICTORY: 7 Entrepreneurial Success Strategies for Veterans.”      [caption id="attachment_458" align="alignright" width="200"] Keith Hedgspeth[/caption] Keith Hedgspeth - Co-Founder of healthpons - Highlight Here Keith Hedgspeth was a West Point grad and the guy AT&T selected to move their operations out of New York after 911. He accomplished the move under budget and ahead of schedule. Now, he is working to solve healthcare. healthpons is like Travelocity for doctors. Doctors sent cash prices and patients can buy the goods and services they need. Their company's traction so far has been unbelievable. The company was even featured on a follow up segment of Shark Tank!         ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/25414.mp3 Veteran Entrepreneurship Week!    [caption id="attachment_7714" align="alignright" width="128"] Mechel Glass[/caption] Mechel Glass, PMP - Vice President of Education at ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions and Author of The Veteran's Money Book: A Step-by-Step Program to Help Military Veterans Build a Personal Financial Action Plan and Map Their Futures - Highlights Here Mechel Glass is our first guest during our special week devoted to veteran entrepreneurs! She is a certified financial educator and works with the National Foundation for Credit Counseling and is a certified project management professional with the Project Management Institute. Her first book The Veteran's Money Book, written with Scott Scredon, was released in April 2014.      [caption id="attachment_7719" align="alignright" width="200"] William Osgood[/caption] William Osgood - Veteran & Small Business Advocate  - Highlights Here William Osgood is a medically discharged Marine. In 2004, William started CFR & Associates to helping SB/Veteran business owners create wealth and freedom. He believes in helping their businesses to enjoy the fruits of their labor and to invest in the future opportunities for Veterans! Williams uses his 3C1P Formula to help veterans get government contracts and will show you how!      [caption id="attachment_7723" align="alignright" width="200"] Joe Lindenmayer[/caption] Joe Lindenmayer - Co-Owner of TSS Photography & Young Masters Franchise Systems and Chairman of VetFran - Highlights Here Joe Lindenmayer owns a company that takes team pictures for youth and sports organizations for associations, schools, recreation facilities and other groups. He is the parent franchiser for others around the US. His 18 years of hands-on experience is now helping veterans, especially as part of his efforts with VetFran.         ...