July 2014

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26370.mp3 Kevin Popovic - Founder of Ideahaus - Highlight Here [caption id="attachment_9038" align="alignright" width="224"] Kevin Popovic[/caption] Kevin Popović is the Founder of Ideahaus, a creative communications agency that helps businesses build their brands and increase sales. He also acts as a consultant to CEOs, C-Level Sales & Marketing Directors with a proven communications planning process for their branding, social media, advertising, marketing, events, and public relations. He was ranked #43 in Fast Company's The Influence Project measuring the "most influential people online" and last year his book was published by Transmedia and is called "20YEARS Communications: 20 Leaders, 20 Questions, 100's of Lessons." Kevin was named as one of the Top 40 Digital Strategists by Online Marketing Institute.      Christopher Honenberger - President & CEO at ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions - Highlight Here [caption id="attachment_9183" align="alignright" width="200"] Christopher Honenberger[/caption] Christopher Honenberger is the President and CEO of ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions out of Atlanta, Georgia. More than 50 branches of this company exist across the country with a mission to promote consumer financial education through tools, quizzes, and other support materials. The services are available online, over the phone, or in person at the branch locations. Christopher's dedication to the mission of the company is backed by 35 years of experience in areas of commercial banking and finance, along with corporate, commercial, and real estate laws. He has also served in various capacities, such as a corporate officer and board chairman, counsel for public and private corporations, and as an audit committee member.         ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26354.mp3   [caption id="attachment_9172" align="alignright" width="168"] Jeff Lovejoy[/caption] Jeff Lovejoy - Coach at ActionCoach - Highlight Here Jeff Lovejoy is a business coach who brings 27 years of corporate leadership to small business owners. The same skills that took Jeff to SVP status at some of the biggest banks in the country can be used to grow small businesses too.  He loves helping people become successful in business, on the soccer field, in school or on the ice rink. He has one-to-one and group coaching prices points and has workshops and seminars to engage business leaders.     Keith Luedeman - Owner of goodmortgage.com - Highlight Here [caption id="attachment_9142" align="alignright" width="204"] Keith Luedeman[/caption] Keith Luedeman was with IBM and associated companies for the first part of his career but knew he wanted to be on his own. In 1999, he started goodmortgage.com to help folks buy or refinance homes. The company has experienced exponential growth and Keith recently was a finalist for the Ersnt & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He won the 2002 Charlotte Chamber Entrepreneur of the Year Award and has been on the Inc 5000 and the Top 25 Technology Savvy Lenders lists. He served six years in the National Guard which we appreciate!         ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26341.mp3   Donte' Watkins - Director and Lead Tutor at Second Chance Tutoring  - Highlight Here [caption id="attachment_9135" align="alignright" width="200"] Donte' Watkins[/caption] Donte' Watkins recently won the E&Y Scholarship Award for his efforts to help other kids learn math. He started Second Chance Tutoring after realizing that kids could teach other kids. As a 7th grader, Donte' built a $100 a day business selling individual candy pieces to middle school kids. $100 a day!! Donte' hopes his peer-to-peer tutoring model will take off across the country. He is also active in Tucker High School's ROTC unit, is the Future Business Leaders of America chapter President, and he participates in the Youth Entrepreneurs GA program.   Brian Coryat - Founder and CEO at Local Market Launch  - Highlight Here [caption id="attachment_9136" align="alignright" width="192"] Brian Coryat[/caption] Brian Coryat has been a force in the internet since Al invented it. He and his wife created a catalog called "Home Business Solutions." It sold home based businesses books and was started for $200 dollars and he grew it to about $5000 per month! He saw how the internet could save his printing costs so built one of the very first paid directory listing services on the Internet. ValueClick grew from this and was listed on NASDAQ. He is now running a company called Local Market Launch to deliver local presence solutions for national brands. He was Winner of the first Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for E-Commerce.         ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26334.mp3   Tamar Lucien - Founder & CEO at CanUStart - Highlight Here [caption id="attachment_9129" align="alignright" width="200"] Tamar Lucien[/caption] Tamar Lucien has built a site to help match jobs and bosses in the restaurant and hospitality industries. Her mission is to simplify the process for employers and job seekers to find each other. CanUStart guides candidates on making an awesome first impression and employers get quality pre-screened applicants. The platform makes the whole experience virtually search free. Tamar has been in the recruiting space since college and has a passion for motivating and helping others become successful.     Mike Edelhart - Lead Partner at Social Starts - Highlight Here [caption id="attachment_9130" align="alignright" width="200"] Mike Edelhart[/caption] Mike Edelhart's list of accomplishments is mind blowing. Producer of The Pivot Conference in New York, early investor in Pinterest, the author of 22 books, and interim CEO at a NASDAQ company that delivers classified and small business marketing services over the Internet. He is now focusing on Social Starts, an early stage investment fund for Social start-ups. Also, Mike was a senior executive at Softbank and Ziff-Davis Publishing.         ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26310.mp3 Brian Castro - National Ombudsman of the Small Business Administration (SBA) - Highlight Here [caption id="attachment_9113" align="alignright" width="164"] Brian Castro[/caption] Brian Castro is the National Ombudsman for the SBA and has his finger on the pulse of regulatory fairness throughout the country.  Brian has a keen ability to break it down and keep it real by informing how a rule will impact you.  He has real world success stories about helping small businesses with the Federal Government and the mass of red tape. Some laws and regulatory practices are made as blanket rules or regulations. Ever wonder who and how to get support when those rules or laws are either too tough or stringent or simply don’t fit the one size fits all?  Or more importantly what about those one size fits all penalties for enforcement actions? This interview is for you.     [caption id="attachment_9101" align="alignright" width="190"] Bryan Pearce[/caption] Bryan Pearce - Global Leader of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year and Venture Capital Group - Highlight Here Bryan Pearce is the Global Director of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award program. Bryan also heads the E&Y Venture Capital Advisory Group. During his career, Bryan has served in audit and advisory capacities for a number of high growth private and public companies. Now as the leader of the E&Y EOY Awards Program, he is responsible for operations in around the globe in addition to the 26 markets in the US. He also sits on the Ivey Business School Advisory Board and is the Board of Chair of the Networking Teaching Entrepreneurship, New England.         ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26288.mp3 Adam Hommey - Website Consultant Business Creators Institute  [caption id="attachment_9036" align="alignright" width="157"] Adam Hommey[/caption] Adam Hommey has a great offer. His website training will help you convert sites visitors to clients. He has a free 20 hour class available on his site. Some tops names like PR LEADS Founder Dan Janal, LinkedIn Marketing Expert Kristina Jaramillo, and The Newsletter Guru Jim Palmer have used his conversion techniques. He also has some great information and tips for all us WordPress users. This is a great interview with tons of powerful information!      [caption id="attachment_6720" align="alignright" width="200"] Gail Haynes[/caption] Gail Haynes - Author of The Lemonade Stand Millionaire   Gail Haynes was on the show before and we thought her story was worth an update. She started her first business when she was just a young teen, but she will admit, she did not learn the financial skills she need until decades later. Suddenly a single mom, she realized her daughters were missing the same skills. So she set about getting P&L savvy to run her horse ranch business and to help her daughters. The result was her book The Lemonade Stand Millionaire which will teach parents to raise fiscally aware and prepared kids.          ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26282.mp3 Ryan Draving - CEO and Co-Founder of Referable.com - Highlight Here [caption id="attachment_9034" align="alignright" width="152"] Ryan Draving[/caption] Ryan Draving is co-founder of Referable and (we love this) he closed the first twenty clients himself, and without leaving the office. He is using LinkedIn in a way that is so effective that Disney, Samsung, Amazon, S&P, and Yahoo are part of the formula. It's a very cool story and can be applied to your small business. Referable is doing so well it is not accepting new clients and Ryan has a book coming out in the fall that teaches his tricks. He has a long background with other startups too, so Ryan has lots of great radio to offer!      [caption id="" align="alignright" width="150"] Brett Relander[/caption] Brett Relander - Social Media Marketing Expert, Founder of Launch & Hustle, and Entrepreneur Magazine Writer - Highlight Here Brett is a thought leader and power influencer in the social media and mobile marketing space. He is a highly valued Digital Marketing Consultant & Speaker as well as the Founder of Launch & Hustle. Brett is privileged to contribute his knowledge and expertise to Entrepreneur.com and is a featured blogger and Best Thinker on SocialMediaToday.com. He also has over 87,000 followers on Twitter, which ranks him among the top digital marketing professionals online and his upcoming book, Imperative - How any business can quickly and easily leverage mobile marketing for radical success, is scheduled to launch this summer.          ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26269.mp3 Maisha Walker - President of Message Medium and Contributing Editor for Inc. Magazine -Highlight Here [caption id="attachment_8983" align="alignright" width="150"] Maisha Walker[/caption] Maisha Walker is Founder of Message Medium, an internet strategy firm that drives ROI for small businesses. The firm creates big digital footprints and dynamic brands with great design, development, optimization and Internet marketing. She has spoken for the NYC Dept. of Small Business Services, Project Enterprise, The Workshop in Business Opportunities, The Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, The Princeton Entrepreneur's Network, and at Columbia University. In 2007, Maisha published a book called "Web Site Fundamentals for Entrepreneurs" and she now writes a column for Inc. She has appeared in Our Town, Harlem News, Entrepreneur, Black Enterprise, Essence, The New York Enterprise Report, and The Wall Street Journal.    Joel Holland - Founder and CEO of VideoBlocks - Highlight Here [caption id="attachment_8991" align="alignright" width="150"] Joel Holland[/caption] Joel Holland is the founder and CEO of VideoBlocks, the first subscription-based provider of stock video and audio. The story of how he started this business is great radio and worth the listen. He has grown it to be an industry leader with over 100,000 customers in the television and video production industry. Priced so we can all afford to download cool video clips, they also sell to NBC and MTV. In 2013 Deloitte found the company  the 32nd fastest growing technology company and the 2nd fastest growing technology company in the DC region. They have been noted as the #4 Fastest Growing Media Company by Inc. Magazine. Joel was named "Entrepreneur of the Year" for the Greater Washington DC Region by Ernst & Young, "Young Entrepreneur of the Year" by the SBA, and one of the "Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under 25" by BusinessWeek Magazine.          ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26265.mp3 [caption id="attachment_9000" align="alignright" width="150"] Deborah Asseraf[/caption] Deborah Asseraf - Founder of Popcorn Productions - Highlight Here Deborah Asseraf is the founder of Popcorn Productions, an experiential marketing company helping entrepreneurs and business owners differentiate themselves from the clutter around them. Deborah helps clients "break through the noise and claim their spotlight." She worked at ABC Television and Red Eye Flight Production called prior to going out on her own. She also runs a networking group for women, WomenWorking. She gives very useful and practical information on giving great presentations and how to network.      [caption id="attachment_9002" align="alignright" width="150"] Jeff Burningham[/caption] Jeff Burningham - Founder & Managing Partner at Peak Capital and Peak Ventures - Highlight Here Jeff Burningham is a serial entrepreneur that has founded 5 businesses and had 3 successful exits. He is now running Peak Capital, a real estate investment firm with assets valuing in excess of $750 million dollars. He recently started Peak Ventures to invest in real estate technology startups, and other early-stage operating companies. He is active in 16 deals already. He won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Utah Region) for 2014, was an Utah "Top 40 Under 40" winner in 2009, and was Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the State of Utah for 2002.          ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26240.mp3 [caption id="attachment_8910" align="alignright" width="150"] Sarah Crossman Sullivan[/caption] Sarah Crossman Sullivan - Co-Founder/CEO at SeeItFit.com - Highlight Here Sarah Crossman Sullivan is co-CEO and co-founder of SeeItFit. Along with CO-CEO, Jamie Pennington, she is building a company based on laughter, hard work, and a passion for helping others. Sarah is also a dynamic speaker as she she connects and inspires with her audiences. With the great new SeeItFit platform, you can finally see clothes on while you browse online stores and share the looks with friends and family.      Scott Maucere - CEO of Push to Start  - Highlight Here [caption id="attachment_8958" align="alignright" width="150"] Scott Maucere[/caption] Scott Maucere is founder and CEO at Push To Start.The law firm provides a revolutionary legal product for startups, entrepreneurs, and early-growth companies. Instead of the billable hour nightmare, the firm charges a flat fee for the whole year. Scott and his team provide cutting edge legal representation for domestic and international companies from our two offices in Atlanta and Chattanooga. The firm has experience in Commercial law and transactions, International law, cross border transactions, intellectual property and trademark law, corporate law and governance, international trade law, and international arbitration.          ...