July 2014

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26534.mp3   [caption id="attachment_5401" align="alignright" width="200"] Chris Hurn[/caption] Chris Hurn - Author of The Entrepreneur's Secret to Creating Wealth and CEO of Mercantile Capital Corp. Chris Hurn is the #1 Amazon Best-Selling Author of "The Entrepreneur's Secret to Creating Wealth" and is the CEO and Co- founder of Mercantile Capital Corporation, the SBA 504 Loan Experts. The company is a nationwide, commercial lending firm that specializes in providing smarter commercial property financing for business owners and  has appeared on the Inc. 500|5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies several years. Mercantile has closed commercial loans worth more than $1.3 billion across 37 states and has created 8,315 jobs. Chris has appeared on PBS and FOX Business News (seven times) and in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, BusinessWeek, Entrepreneur, Forbes, and many others. Chris also is the CEO and Co- founder of Kennedy’s, a franchised men's barbershop concept with 13 locations. Enjoy some more of Chris Hurn….      [caption id="attachment_3388" align="alignright" width="207"] Jonathan Fields[/caption] Jonathan Fields -  Founder of the Good Life Project, Award-winning Author of Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt Into Fuel For Brilliance named #1 Personal Development Business Book of 2011 Jonathan has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, FastCompany, Inc.com, USA Today, People, CNBC, The Today Show, FoxBusiness, CBS Radio and hundreds of radio shows and websites. Jonathan Fields' latest venture reminds one of that famous quote by Steve Jobs,  "Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you, and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use." Jonathan has taken this to heart, as evidence by The Good Life Project. It is a movement that is helping transform people into entrepreneurs, but it is more than that. It describes a mindset and a willingness to be 100% proactive in every facet of your personal life. That means being able to take 100% equity in all your successes and all of your failures. The Good Life Project is simply helping to develop people into the movers and shakers of their own lives, but there is no better person to learn about this from than the man himself, so make sure to tune in! See some here...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26530.mp3   [caption id="attachment_3519" align="alignright" width="255"] Ivana Taylor[/caption] Ivana Taylor  - Marketing Expert at DIYMarketers.com Ivana Taylor was on the show about a year ago, and is one of our favorites. She is best known as the DIY Marketing Guru. She finds a way to match the perfect marketing strategies for a given company or group of executives. She has made quite a splash with her advice featured on the AmEx Open forum! Ivana has a simple process to help us small shops. Take her personality test and a personalized, curated list of  your optimal marketing strategies will be sent to you via email! Join us on this episode of School for Startups Radio as we go over some of the most popular SMB marketing strategies with one of the most qualified experts on the subject.   [caption id="attachment_2152" align="alignright" width="173"] Alan Abel[/caption] Alan Abel - Professional Media Prankster Alan Abel is a man of many talents. Though he has impressed many with talents such as drum soloing, acting, filmaking, writing, and speaking, he is most famous, or should I say infamous for his pranks. Among his most famous is his S.I.N.A hoax, a fake organization created to convince people that there was an organization whose sole purpose was to clothe animals in the name of modesty. In truth, it was a satirical allegory making a statement on the issue of censorship. As with most of his work, his pranks carry a deeper meaning that, much like their comedic value, can only truly be appreciated from an arms length. For his library (and it's a good one), check here!      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26503.mp3 [caption id="attachment_9331" align="alignright" width="200"] Carolina Alvo[/caption] Carolina Alvo - Owner of Carolina Alvo Carolina Alvo is following SFS Radio's best advice. Find a problem and solve it. Carolina is petite and was tired of buying clothes that the sleeves were 6 inches too long. So, she is building a company dedicated to clothing for shorter women, a huge segment of the market. Her brand creates wardrobe essentials for petite women. Despite the reality that 50% the women in the US are under 5’4”, shopping for clothes drove Carolina into entrepreneurship. She shares her story with us today and we find that she is doing almost everything right! Look for her new line soon.   [caption id="attachment_9385" align="alignright" width="225"] Pas Niratbhand[/caption] Pas Niratbhand - Founder of The Seed - Highlight Here Pas Niratbhand was born in Thailand and moved to New York City in 1992. He was as a Photographer, Magazine Publisher, and received a MFA from the Pratt Institute. He spent ten years in event production. He prides himself on creative, unforgettable events. Pas is the former Director of Events and Creative Services at Shecky'€™s Media and recently started a new event for food conscious consumers called The Seed.   Josh Linkner - Venture Capitalist at Detroit Venture Partners and Best Selling Author of The Road to Reinvention: How to Drive Disruption and Accelerate Transformationand Forbes Contributor  [caption id="attachment_9399" align="alignright" width="283"] Josh Linkner[/caption] Josh Linkner is devoted to changing the status quo's ideas about creativity and innovation. He sees them as the lifeblood of all human progress and he’s devoted to harnessing the spirit of creative disruption. His has been a professional jazz guitarist, a four time tech entrepreneur, hyper-growth CEO, and New York Times bestselling author. Today, Josh leads Detroit Venture Partners, trying to rebuild his hometown of Detroit by backing passionate entrepreneurs who can make an impact through their own innovative ideas. Josh has written two books, "Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity" and "The Road to Reinvention: How to Drive Disruption and Accelerate Transformation."      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26501.mp3   Judy Robinett - SuperAngel at J Robinett Enterprises and Author of How to Be a Power Connector: The 5+50+100 Rule for Turning Your Business Network into Profits - Highlight Here [caption id="attachment_9251" align="alignright" width="160"] Judy Robinett[/caption] Judy Robinett is a great friend of the show, has been a guest before, and has introduced the show to many great guests. She is considered one of the top angels  and is even known as "the woman with the titanium digital Rolodex" because of her strong connections and insight. She is the author of a great new book "How to Be a Power Connector: The 5+50+150 Rule." She has also appeared in Forbes, Huffington Post, and Bloomberg Business Week. She has more than 30 years of experience in the corporate world, serving as the CEO of public and private companies and on various advisory boards, including some of the top VC boards.   Mark Towery - Founder of GeoStrategy Partners [caption id="attachment_9350" align="alignright" width="176"] Mark Towery[/caption] Mark Towerty has done the virtually impossible, built a consulting firm that competes with the big boys. His firm, GeoStrategy Partners, provides market intelligence and strategy services for industrial B2B clients and economic development agencies. Some of their clients have included Alcoa, AT&T, BP, Dow Chemical, Equifax, Georgia Pacific, Hitachi, Kia, Lockheed Martin, Pzifer, and Shell. The firm specializes in market opportunity studies, voice of the customer analyses, and competitive intelligence. Mark is with us today to talk about how to build a consulting company.      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26477.mp3   Debbie Allen - Certified Speaking Professional and Expert of Experts - Highlights Here [caption id="attachment_9252" align="alignright" width="160"] Debbie Allen[/caption] Debbie Allen, Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and Expert of Experts, is a professional business communicator with more than 20 years of experience. She has given presentations in almost 30 countries around the world and is ranked in the top 3% of professional women speakers on a global scale. Debbie has also received recognition as an award-winning entrepreneur and author of six books, and has been featured in several motivational movies and professional publications. Known as the Expert of Experts for her ability to help clients develop their own brands of expertise, she also hosts workshops twice each year to mentor clients.   Sarah Bundy - Founder & CEO of All Inclusive Marketing - Highlight Here [caption id="attachment_9249" align="alignright" width="168"] Sarah Bundy[/caption] Sarah Bundy is the Founder and CEO of All Inclusive Marketing, a digital marketing firm grounded on ethical pricing, business integrity, and exceptional services. She is with us today to ttalk about affiliate marketing. It is the hope of Sarah and her team to always follow their DIGG motto: Delight, Innovate, Grow and Give Back. Sarah also contributes her talents as a member of the Performance Marketing Association's Industry Advancement Council and she was won an amazing list of awards and accolades, most recently the being a finalist for the Pinnacle Award 2014, representing the Top 1% of agencies in North America.      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26509.mp3 Ken DeGilio - Founder/CEO & Chief Storyteller at LaunchMob Media  - Highlight Here [caption id="attachment_9208" align="alignright" width="180"] Ken DeGilio[/caption] In 2011 Ken DeGilio took his 20 years of experience as a marketing professional and writer, combined with a master's in Internet Marketing, and launched his own business, LaunchMob Enterprises. Through his new digital branding firm LaunchMob Media, Ken provides expertise in Content Marketing. Just a few of the areas in which he brings his passion for the business to the plate include those as Brand Journalist, Consultant, Coach, and Auditor, along with web content creation, marketing and creative consulting services, and just about anything in between. You can follow his journey as he builds his business on his blog.   Mike Peters - Serial Entrepreneur, Problem Solver and Investor, see him on LinkedIn - Highlight Here [caption id="attachment_9239" align="alignright" width="162"] Mike Peters[/caption] Mike Peters brings 30 years of experience in the software industry.  Growing up, Mike was a whiz-kid, who dropped out of high-school to pursue his passion with technology.  Mike sold his first commercial software by the time he was 13 and made his first million dollars 10 years later.  Over the years, Mike launched multiple businesses across diverse verticals, including online shopping, gaming, mobile, software, cooking and payment processing.  These days, Mike spends a big portion of his time, working closely with entrepreneurs, investing in startups and continuing to solve big problems.      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26447.mp3 Ricky Berrin - Co-Founder of SalesBus and Investor in Dorm Room Fund - Highlight here [caption id="" align="alignright" width="180"] Ricky Berrin[/caption] Ricky Berrin is the co-founder of SalesBus, an online platform that connects product manufacturers with a network of salespeople who are ready to sell their products. No stranger to entrepreneurialism, Ricky has also been involved with a number of projects, including Dorm Room Fund, a seed stage student-run investment fund and InHouse, a toilet solution for the Indian slums. He also served as the Co-President of NYU Entrepreneurs Network (NYUEN) where he helped to organize campus-wide entrepreneurship activities and facilitate collaboration between NYU students, alumni, and organizations in the greater New York City area.   Scott Diener - CEO & Co-Founder of Scooter's Jungle - Highlight Here [caption id="attachment_9247" align="alignright" width="100"] Scott Diener[/caption] Scott Diener is the CEO and Co-founder of Scooter's Jungle, a franchise dedicated to bringing out the kid in everyone with recreation and party rooms, entertainment venues, and a go-to place for children's birthday parties. He is experienced with strategic planning, entrepreneurship, real estate development, marketing, and franchise development. Scott backs up all of this professional experience with a BS in Finance and an MBA in Marketing. We love his dedication to best practices in all aspects of business.  Learn more below...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26439.mp3   Danny Boice - Co-Founder and President of Speek and Forbes Writer  - Highlight Here [caption id="attachment_9214" align="alignright" width="173"] Danny Boice[/caption] Danny Boice is the co-founder and President of Speek.com, an online platform that allows users to have conference calls via a link instead of a phone number. This technology enables users to chat, invite others to the conversation, record calls, share files, and much more. Recently named a "Tech Titan" by Washington Magazine, Danny is an expert in web and mobile technology, digital marketing, and user acquisition strategies. His experience is backed by education, with undergrad studies at Harvard and advanced studies at MIT, and he is now an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University.   Randall Bast - CEO of Mind Rocket, LLC and Tissue Fusion - Highlight Here [caption id="attachment_9245" align="alignright" width="168"] Randall Bast[/caption] Randall Bast is the CEO of both Mind Rocket and Tissue Fusion, each benefiting from his more than 25 years of experience bringing innovative solutions to market and providing leadership to high growth companies.  Mind Rocket is focused on creating innovative products and technologies, and counts among its clients, Microsoft, Boston Scientific and Spectranetics, among others.  Tissue Fusion is working to bring laser-based medical devices to the forefront of the healthcare industry.  Randall is also an active member of Entrepreneur's Organization (EO) and functions as a mentor and advisor to numerous entrepreneurs.    ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26413.mp3 Joellyn 'Joey' Sargent - President of Claravon Consulting - Highlight Here [caption id="attachment_9242" align="alignright" width="162"] Joellyn Sargent[/caption] Joellyn "Joey" Sargent uses her 25 years of executive experience at Claravon Consulting to help clients reach their business growth goals, improve branding, and ultimately increase performance and profitability. She is an award-winning marketing specialist, a published author, and speaker who is respected for her dedication to bringing practical, objective advice to businesses of all sizes and focus, including non-profits and Fortune 100 companies. Joellyn is also the owner and founder of Artfully Blessed, a social enterprise that aims to support artisans in impoverished countries through an online retail store that brings their artwork onto a global scene.   Alex Boch - Founder and CEO of ZuZuVideo and Panorics - Highlight Here [caption id="attachment_9243" align="alignright" width="156"] Alex Boch[/caption] Alex Boch is an enthusiastic entrepreneur who has wasted no time. In less than four years he has helped to launch three businesses that all weave in his experience and understanding of the digital world. These companies utilize Alex's expertise in both video technology and web commerce to create innovative offerings to consumers, including a personalized styling experience and innovative 360-degree video solutions. Check out his 360-degree video, and he also runs a clothing website too. Very versatile!      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26381.mp3 Jake Redman - Founder and Host of modhop.com - Highlight Here [caption id="attachment_9184" align="alignright" width="187"] Jake Redman[/caption] Jake Redman is the man behind modhop.com, an online resource where visitors find reviews of travel options, including lots of great pictures and videos that show the "real-deals." When Jake isn't posting about his latest travel finds, he is busy producing and hosting shows at SiriusXM Radio. He has years of experience with scripting, creating voice-overs, directing, and doing almost anything media related. Jason's story an as entrepreneur is very interesting. He calls himself a bad entrepreneur, but we disagree. He did it all right, especially keeping a job while building his business to reduce risk. Smart.   David S. Kidder - Co-Founder of Bionic Solution & Author of The Startup Playbook  - Highlight Here [caption id="attachment_9212" align="alignright" width="173"] David Kidder[/caption] David Kidder is the Co-founder of Bionic Solution, an enterprise growth solution that brings together Fortune 500 companies through networks and platforms that are designed to accelerate market commercialization. As the author of The Startup Playbook, David brings to life the stories of 40 entrepreneurs and their individual “Playbooks” for creating startup companies. David also provides leadership as a managing partner for Alt Option Return, an early state investment fund he helped to found that has primary focuses on seed stage investments in companies in New York. He shares in talents in a variety of ways, including serving as a National Board Member of the Smithsonian Institution.      ...