September 2014

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27022.mp3   Charles Green - Founder of the Small Business Finance Institute and Author of Banker's Guide to New Small Business Finance, + Website: Venture Deals, Crowdfunding, Private Equity, and Technology   [caption id="attachment_9763" align="alignright" width="160"] Charles H. Green[/caption] Charles Green is a seasoned finance professional with over 30 years of experience as a commercial banker, mostly  in the small business sector. He founded and served as President/CEO of Sunrise Bank of Atlanta. In addition, he has served as a director for several U.S. and foreign companies. He presently serves as Board Chair of Atlanta Medical Center, a 760-bed for-profit hospital owned by Tenet Healthcare Corporation. He created the Small Business Finance Institute to provide training, information and resources to the business lending marketplace. He has written several books on finance and funding businesses, but today focuses on the changes the bankers must be aware of in the fund raising space. In the interview, he list several resources that must know for access to the latest information on raising money and best practices for doing it.   Kevin Short - Managing Partner at Clayton Capital Partners and Author of Sell Your Business for an Outrageous Price: An Insider's Guide to Getting More Than You Ever Thought Possible [caption id="attachment_9765" align="alignright" width="143"] Kevin Short[/caption] Kevin M. Short is the Managing Partner and CEO of Clayton Capital Partners. Clayton Capital helps middle market firms sell their businesses. In the last 25 tears, he has sold over $1 billion in assets. His new book teaches entrepreneurs how to sell their business for top dollar. He helps get the businesses ready for sale and introduces the four pillars of a successful sale. He says there are lots of buyers today and helps owners find buyers that are willing to pay top dollar. He has some success stories that will blow your socks off!        ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27021.mp3   Marian Gazdik - London Director at Startup Grind, Virgin Startup Mentor  [caption id="attachment_9760" align="alignright" width="200"] Marian Gazdik[/caption] Marian Gadzak runs the London version on Startup Grind. It is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. With host monthly events in more than 50 cities and 15 countries, they feature successful from local founders, innovators, educators and investors. Entrepreneurs share their personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. The monthly "fireside chat interviews" and startup mixers provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups. Marian has been a serial entrepreneur himself and his stories and advice are great. He also shares some great insights into the differences between US and European entrepreneurship.     Robb Lejuwaan - CEO & Co-Founder at Moblized  [caption id="attachment_9681" align="alignright" width="160"] Robb Lejuwaan[/caption] Robb Lejuwaan is the CEO and Co-Founder at Moblized. a firm that brings extensive experience with payment processing price models, focusing on mobile technology. Robb's company is also in a strategic partnership with app developers for specific app creation related to direct market reach. This interview is packed with introductions to websites that will help you understand mobile and entrepreneurship. The list of resources that Robb helps us with is great, worth the listen just to get this info. Great stuff.      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27020.mp3   Bill Ramsey - CEO of China Business Consulting  [caption id="attachment_9752" align="alignright" width="227"] Bill Ramsey[/caption] Bill Ramsey build the international offices for one of the largest, most respected law firms around. He specialized in operations in the Chinese and Hong Kong markets. He contributed to operational success in general business management, mergers and acquisitions, global operations, national and international office start-ups. He established offices in Hong Kong (1997), London (2001), Shanghai (2006), Washington, D.C. and Portland. Now, he is sharing this expertise with all of us, anyone trying to get into China. He became President of the Hong Kong Association of Atlanta in 2007, is active in the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide and served on its Executive Committee since 2007. In 2011, Bill founded China Business Consulting to focus on assisting small businesses explore whether a China strategy makes sense for them. Of course it does!   Kellee Khalil - Founder & CEO of Lover.ly [caption id="attachment_9757" align="alignright" width="194"] Kellee Khalil[/caption] Lover.ly is the first bridal search engine. Kellee Khalil was a bridal PR expert (we didn't even know that job existed!), but saw the need for a complete bridal website. She helps brides find ideas, help, and things to buy for their wedding. She says you just need to "Search. Save. Share. Shop!" The site launched in 2012. Kellee is a one-time maid of honor and her new team of former bridesmaids and groomsmen is determined to simplify the wedding planning process. Lover.ly is a one-stop-shop for wedding planning with all the help you need. Her startup story and process are great too, worth the listen!      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27019.mp3 Dr. Mathew J. Burrows - Director of the Atlantic Council's Strategic Foresight Initiative and Author of The Future, Declassified: Megatrends That Will Undo the World Unless We Take Action [caption id="attachment_9684" align="alignright" width="158"] Dr. Mathew J. Burrows[/caption] Dr. Mathew J. Burrows is the Director of the Atlantic Council's Strategic Foresight Initiative in the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security after being appointed in 2007 to the National Intelligence Council (NIC) and in 2010 as the director of the Analysis and Production Staff. He has received high praise within the international media community, among academics, and in the security and intelligence sector. him and his new book, "The Future Declassified," paints four scenarios that Matthew predicts may occur in the next 15 years and he will tell us how entrepreneurs should react to maximize their profits and the future.   Reuben Melcalfe - Founder of IDreamofSpace.com [caption id="attachment_9740" align="alignright" width="240"] Reuben Metcalfe[/caption] Reuben Metcalfe was a high school dropout. Luckily, he found entrepreneurship and has started an Japanese industrial coatings importing company, an utilities brokerage, and has helped with a bunch of tech start-ups trying to get to market. He has been a mentor for the Thiel Foundation, Peter Thiel's group. Peter is of course one of the VCs behind Facebook and regarded as one of the top futurist in the world. Reubin decided one day that anyone should have the opportunity to go to space as a tourist, not just people with millions of dollars. He created I Dream of Space to give that opportunity to us all!    ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27018.mp3   David Lapin - CEO of Lapin Consulting International and Author of Lead By Greatness: How Character Can Power Your Success [caption id="attachment_9682" align="alignright" width="100"] David Lapin[/caption] David Lapin is the CEO of Lapin Consulting International, Inc. where he has the respect of the global business community, earned through his abilities to identify operational challenges and potential successes for businesses, coupled with an intricate knowledge of the dynamics of the human spirit that drives many underlying principles. He is an international speaker, organizational adviser, author, and expert in the field of business growth where he utilizes his philosophy of Lead By Greatness.   Linda Davies - Best Selling Fiction Author of Ark Storm and Hostage: Kidnapped on the High Seas [caption id="attachment_9683" align="alignright" width="168"] Linda Davies[/caption] Author Linda Davies has brought bestsellers such as Nest of Vipers to the world of literature. Using her background as what she refers to as "an escaped investment banker", Linda incorporates financial thrillers into her tales. She has traveled extensively and uses those experiences as she continues to write stories with intriguing plots and characters. Linda has even been kidnapped by the Iranian Navy, and she shares this incredible story with us as well.  ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26876.mp3   Catherine Banks - Chief Operating Officer at Flickable [caption id="attachment_9789" align="alignright" width="160"] Catherine Banks[/caption] In 1997 Catherine Banks earned her degree in Communication and Media Studies and has gone on to work as both the Vice President of Operations for Consult America and the CFO of Cirker Hayes. She is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Flickable, a cosmetics company with a new line of lip-glosses. Flickable has burst onto the scene supplying lip products, and has plans to expand into other areas too.  And the company has a great logo, that you have to check out! It has a great double entendre it is very bold, something we love!   Houston Gunn - Teen Entrepreneur, Speaker, and Author of Shooting for Success: Your launchpad for skyrocketing to the top [caption id="attachment_9693" align="alignright" width="160"] Houston Gunn[/caption] Houston Gunn is a young entrepreneur, travelling across the country on a book tour for Schooled for Success - How I Plan to Graduate from High School a Millionaire. He aims to inspire others to ask questions and make goals, as he has done before he was even a teenager. Encouraged by his entrepreneurial parents and grandmother, Houston is well on the way to his goal of financial success.    ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26859.mp3   John Shufeldt - Founder at Urgent Care Integrated Network [caption id="attachment_9640" align="alignright" width="173"] John Shufeldt[/caption] Dr. John Shufeldt is the founder of Urgent Care Integrated Network, one of the largest of its kind in the country. He is recognized as a leader in the industry, opening more than 50 urgent care centers by identifying, testing, and implementing best practices in the industry. Dr. Shufeldt is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, received his BA from Drake University and his MD from the Chicago Medical School,  and went on to receive his MBA and Juris Doctorate degrees from Arizona State University.     Doyle Slayton - Co-Founder of xoombi [caption id="attachment_9691" align="alignright" width="168"] Doyle Slayton[/caption] Doyle Slayton is recognized globally for his expertise in sales and marketing, which he shares both as a speaker and blogger. He is also the Co-Founder of xoombi, a company specializing in sales acceleration and strategies for Saad Sales Enablement companies. His work with CEOs, CMOs, and CSOs to develop messaging for customer lifecycle management focus on three core areas: lead generation and conversion, sales prospecting and follow-up, and customer loyalty and engagement.      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26850.mp3 Mary Anne Kochut - Managing Director at Champions for Success, Motivational Speaker, Author & Adjunct Professor [caption id="attachment_9638" align="alignright" width="160"] Mary Anne Kochut[/caption] Mary Anne Kochut is the Managing Director at Champions for Success, a motivational speaker and author, and adjunct professor. She offers consulting, coaching, and training solutions for businesses so individuals and companies can reach their goals and be as effective as possible. This interview coverts time management for entrepreneurs and how to focus on the important things. Mary Ann also discusses how to develop personal power, so useful for entrepreneurs. Her book Power vs. Perception: Ten Characteristics of Self-Empowermeent for Women  describes how you can change, if you choose to. Love it.     Julia Ling - Actress, Writer, Producer at Silver Rose Entertainment [caption id="attachment_9639" align="alignright" width="180"] Julia Ling[/caption] Julia Ling is an actress, writer, and producer at Silver Rose Entertainment with more than 10 years in the industry where she uses her extensive knowledge of production procedures and cinematic technology. She has been in tons of popular TV shows, but today is with us to introduce us to to AllyLoop.com, a great new social media platform for small businesses and artists and movie makers, like Julia. AllyLoop is a great new tool for small businesses that you should check out now!      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26837.mp3   David Haber - Founder and CEO at Bond Street [caption id="attachment_9635" align="alignright" width="168"] David Haber[/caption] David Haber is the Founder and CEO at Bond Street, which aims to transform small business lending through the elements of technology, data, and design. As an investor at Spark Capital David focused his efforts and drive on marketplace and financial services investments. He graduated from Harvard University and has experience working in the start-up world.     Christophe Garnier - Tech Entrepreneur, Exec, and Advisor [caption id="attachment_9636" align="alignright" width="168"] Christophe Garnier[/caption] Christophe Garnier is a tech entrepreneur with experience in SaaS, digital media, e-commerce, mobile and ad technology, and business strategies. His primary focus is on revenue generation through sales, strategic partnerships and licensing deals, and joint ventures. Christophe is also a 2012 finalist of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and a Forbes 2012 Most Promising Company award winner, among other recognitions.      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26839.mp3  Rod Kurtz - Editor at Large of American Express OPEN [caption id="attachment_9633" align="alignright" width="160"] Rod Kurtz[/caption] Rod Kurtz is the Editor at Large for the OPEN Forum at American Express OPEN. This platform allows professionals to exchange advice and experiences in order to further develop their business skills. Rod also has extensive journalism experiences, including as a contributor for The New York Times, CNNMoney.com, and Entrepreneur Media.     Mary Key - Executive Coach, Speaker, Author and President at Key Associates Inc.  [caption id="attachment_9646" align="alignright" width="144"] Mary Key[/caption] Mary Key is committed to helping CEOs and business leaders with their organizational transformations and achieve breakthrough results. She uses a system that includes Right Focus, Right People and Right Execution. As an author Mary has written several books about entrepreneurial approaches, focusing on business strategies, and transforming your work environment.      ...