October 2014

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27244.mp3   Adam Wexler - Founder & Chief Strategy Officer at Insightpool [caption id="attachment_10129" align="alignright" width="168"] Adam Wexler[/caption] Adam Wexler is a passionate growth hacker and the Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Insightpool, a leader in social engagement activation. He is recognized as one of the Top 40 Digital Strategists by the Online Marketing Institute, and Adam was a Finalist for Up-and-Coming Entrepreneur of the Year by TIECON Southeast. Just some of his prior speaking engagements include with B2BCamp, Digital Atlanta, Digital Music Forum East, Ignite, Online Marketing Institute, and Technology Association of Georgia, just to name a few. He has also contributed to publications such as Social Media Today, The Huffington Post, Digiday, and Business 2 Community.   Martin Shervington - Google Plus Guru, Coach and Consultant - Founder of Plus Your Business!  [caption id="attachment_10135" align="alignright" width="180"] Martin Shervington[/caption] Martin Shervington is one of the top Google+ experts. He runs two communities, 'Plus Your Life' and 'Plus Your Business,' both on Google+. He trains, coaches, speaks, and consults on building Google+ communities. The sites have tons of free tools and videos to help you get more business through growing your community. He also writes comedy with a psychological twist and performs stand-up when I get the chance. He has very innovative approaches to getting you results from your marketing spend. Martin is also author of Essential Managers: Maximizing Performance and Developmental Coaching.      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27233.mp3   David Allen - Founder of the David Allen Company [caption id="attachment_10084" align="alignright" width="200"] David Allen[/caption] David Allen is the Founder of the David Allen Company where he brings thirty years of experience consulting, training, and coaching to global organizations. He is also the author of three books, including Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life and Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Getting Things Done. The Getting Things Done (GTD) philosophy is in essence a thought process, helping those who use it to keep track of life activities and tasks, resulting in personal productivity. David will help our listeners be more productive and get more work done, leading to more income!   Mark S. Babbitt - CEO of YouTern and Author of A World Gone Social: How Companies Must Adapt to Survive [caption id="attachment_10085" align="alignright" width="200"] Mark S. Babbitt[/caption] Mark Babbitt is the CEO and Founder of YouTern, a widely recognized online community geared at helping individuals effectively start their careers. The company has been named by Mashable as a “Top 5 Online Community for Starting Your Career” and by Forbes as a "Top Website for Your Career." Mark is also a mentor, blogger, author, and speaker, who has been quoted about the role of social media on business in the Wall Street Journal, Mashable, Forbes, and Bloomberg News. As an author he has contributed to Huffington Post, The Muse, Alltop, and PRDaily, just to name a few.      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27225.mp3   Audrey Bell-Kearney - Founder of HerTube TV [caption id="attachment_10059" align="alignright" width="182"] Audrey Bell-Kearney[/caption] Audrey Bell-Kearney is the founder and CEO of Ms. Boss International and HerTube TV.  Ms. Boss International helps others learn how to turn their passions and hobbies into businesses through effective marketing strategies and knowledge of cutting edge technology. Audrey is passionate about entrepreneurship, having started her own first business in 1999 when she realized she wanted to create a better life for her daughter. From launching her own line of toy dolls to opening her own newspaper targeted at women in business, Audrey has years of experience developing her own businesses and helping others do the same.   Barry Cohen - Owner of AdLab Media [caption id="attachment_10066" align="alignright" width="200"] Barry Cohen AdLib Media[/caption] Barry Cohen is the Owner of AdLab Media which focuses on development of emerging brand of natural consumer products. AdLab utilizes its own in-house capabilities and couples those with its developed networks to develop everything from market research and analysis to media planning and product portfolio creation. Barry has over 35 years experience in the advertising world and has designed and implemented numerous successful campaigns. He speaks at trade shows and conferences across the country, contributes to a guest column for a media trade publication, and is author of 10 Ways To Screw Up An Ad Campaign: And How to Create Ones That Work.      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27222.mp3   Danita Harn - Founding Board Member of Harn and Associates Back Office Solutions  [caption id="attachment_10058" align="alignright" width="180"] Danita Harn Georgia Crowdfunding[/caption] Danita Harn is the Founding Board Member of Harn and Associates Back Office Solutions where she helps with quality accounting, payroll, HR, facilities management and operations to help her clients grow, scale and position themselves for the next stages of their business. She is also a Founder of the Georgia Crowdfunding Association. She has been featured in Customer Service Magazine and has managed a team to win the National Customer Service Award in 2010, and lead a team to be a finalist in 2011. Her specialties include HRIS Software proficiency, payroll and payroll taxes, high ROI event marketing, and crowdfunding.   Mattan Griffel  - Co-founder & CEO of One Month  [caption id="attachment_10064" align="alignright" width="180"] Mattan Griffel[/caption] Mattan Griffel is the Co-Founder and CEO at One Month, an accelerated online education  program to learn Ruby on Rails, iOS development, growth hacking, and more. He also created One Month Rails, an online training course that teaches beginners how to build web applications. Mattan is the NYC Ambassador to the Sandbox Network, which is a network of young leaders under 30. He has advised companies such as Pepsico, Bloomberg, GM, NYSE, and JPMorgan, and he has presented to the likes of The School of Visual Arts and New York University. Mattan has also been featured in Forbes, BusinessWeek, MIT Technology Review, and Huffington Post.      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27212.mp3   Mary Marshall  - President of CEO Global Network, Western United States [caption id="attachment_10039" align="alignright" width="173"] Mary Marshall[/caption] Mary Marshall is the CEO of Global Network where she helps entrepreneurs achieve their dreams through peer mentoring. She began her career running a family-owned business, and eventually moved on to help other small businesses grow and reach their potential. For three years she operated a successful mergers and acquisitions business, but was fascinated by one small high tech company in data collection and bar coding. She grew their revenue from $250K to over $5 million in under three years. Mary wants Global Network to become the premier leader in executive leadership development on an international level. She is also the author of Putting Together The Entrepreneurial Puzzle: The Ten Pieces Every Business Needs to Succeed. Pirouz Nilforoush - President & Co-Founder at inPowered [caption id="attachment_10062" align="alignright" width="186"] Pirouz Nilforoush[/caption] Pirouz Nilforoush is the President and Co-Founder of inPowered. Their mission to make people better informed and more influential. At inPowered, Pirouz works to help others access high quality content with expert opinions. This focus on content marketing is used by Fortune 500 brands as well as small and medium sized businesses alike. Pirouz was the recipient of Profit 100's Young Entrepreneur Award and he also works with Paradise Charity, helping underprivileged children in Iran have a better life. For thirteen years, he ran NetShelter as co-Founder and President and negotiated a sale to Ziff Davis.      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27204.mp3   Mike Howard - Professional Honeymooner & Journalist at HoneyTrek.com [caption id="attachment_10023" align="alignright" width="192"] Mike & Anne Howard[/caption] Mike Howard calls himself a Professional Honeymooner, and long with his wife Anne, spent 675 days on an around the world honeymoon. The pair quit their jobs, rented out their apartment, and used Mike's experience as a digital media strategist and Anne's as a magazine editor to begin HoneyTrek.com. Here they share their adventures, and help others learn how to travel on as little as $40 per day. And its a great entrepreneurial story, and will make you rethink the way you travel. He has some amazing tips in this interview.   Michael Smolens - Founder & Chairman at dotSUB [caption id="attachment_10037" align="alignright" width="180"] Michael Smolens[/caption] Michael Smolens is the Founder and Chairman at dotSUB, where he brings his enthusiasm for entrepreneurial innovations to bring a language solution for various digital platforms. He has launched global manufacturing facilities in economies that were just emerging, and has worked to create more than 20,000 jobs. Michael's international experience, including a presence in Haiti, Mexico, Hungary, Romania, Pakistan, Egypt, and Russia, has allowed him to gain an understanding of the various cultures and languages that exist. Languages can sometimes cause barriers for cross-cultural understanding and growth. and he working to help small business make money overseas. He also serves on the Board of Translators Without Boarders. He has some amazing stories to tell!       ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27193.mp3   Dawn Fotopulos - Founder of BestSmallBizHelp and Author of Accounting for the Numberphobic: A Survival Guide for Small Business Owners [caption id="attachment_10021" align="alignright" width="112"] Dawn Fotopulos[/caption] Dawn Fotopulos is a professional speaker for DF Consulting where she shares her passion for solopreneur success, and she has launched a new series called #KnowYourNumbers. So many entrepreneurs focus on sales without knowing their margins, or even if they are really making money. Dawn has a proven track record of turning around hundreds of businesses across the U.S. and Eastern Europe, and has been a Kauffman Fast Track Facilitator, NYT/American Express SMB Panel Moderator, and Guest Expert on MSNBC. We love her philosophy and completely support her cause. Make sure you know your numbers!   Randy Bast - CEO at Mind Rocket and Sleep Shepherd [caption id="attachment_10020" align="alignright" width="192"] Randy Bast[/caption] Randy 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. Randy is also an active member of Entrepreneur's Organization (EO) and functions as a mentor and advisor to numerous entrepreneurs. He is with us today to talk about the new Kickstarter campaign for Sleep Shepherd, an amazing product that helps you sleep better. Sounds great to us.   [caption id="attachment_10052" align="alignright" width="151"] Gary Renville[/caption] Gary Renville - Division President at National Kidney Foundation Gary Renville is a Division President at the National Kidney Foundation, bringing over 20 years of experience in education and non-profit leadership positions. He attended Oregon State University and Columbia University Teachers College, and throughout his career has helped to raise millions of dollars and access resources managed by nonprofit partners. His work is now dedicated to the one in three Americans at risk for kidney disease. Please donate your cash, vehicle, or even boat to the cause, a great one supported by the show!      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27181.mp3 George Deeb - Managing Partner at Red Rocket Ventures [caption id="attachment_10014" align="alignright" width="180"] George Deeb[/caption] George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Red Rocket Ventures, a growth strategy consulting and executive coaching financial advisory firm. He is also the Managing Partner at Ensemble, an alliance of digital services firms in Chicago. In 1999, he started iExplore, which became the #1 adventure travel site and he sold it to a $25 billion firm in the UK. George is a monthly contributor to Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur and others, contributing his expertise in the entrepreneurial world. Among some of his many accomplishments include being named an E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year, a Crains Chicago Tech 50 member, and a Mentor of the Year finalist. And, he is the author of 101 Startup Lessons: An Entrepreneur's Handbook.   Ash Monif - CEO & Founder at Grimm Bros [caption id="attachment_10028" align="alignright" width="203"] Ash Monif[/caption] Ash Monif is the CEO and Founder at Grimm Bros, bringing years of entrepreneurial experience, as a philosopher and executive manager to the company. He has been growing creative companies and producing amazing interactive products for more than a decade, including producing leading gaming options across multiple platforms. Just a few of the companies for which he has worked include Atari, Bioware/Pandemic, and EA, and he has earned several awards for his game productions. He is responsible for some of the biggest games ever, including The Sims 2.      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27195.mp3   Todd Crosland - Founder & CEO Seed Equity Ventures [caption id="attachment_9981" align="alignright" width="192"] Todd Crosland[/caption] Todd Crosland was the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Interbank FX from 2001 until he sold the firm in 2011. IBFX was a Futures Commission Merchant and Retail Foreign Exchange Dealer and was a worldwide leader in retail Forex trading services. The company offered individual traders, fund managers and institutional customer’s proprietary tech tools to trade Forex online. With over 40,000 customers in more than 140 countries, their annual trading volume reached $750 billion! IBFX had 120 employees and Todd won the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and numerous Inc. 500 awards. Todd also developed over 1,000 residential building lots in Wolf Creek Ranch and owns steel manufacturing company Rex Industries. He is now running Seed Equity Ventures, a registered Broker Dealer with the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission. It provides Investment Banking services to startups and high growth companies from around the world.   Charles E. Gaudet II - Author of The Predictable Profits Playbook: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Dominating Any Market And Staying On Top & Small Business Marketing Coach [caption id="attachment_10004" align="alignright" width="183"] Charles Gaudet[/caption] Charles Gaudet has been an entrepreneur since he was 4 years old, and created his first multi-million dollar business by the age of 24. In the year 2000, his seed-stage company was an Ernst & Young Finalist and won the VentureOne award. He is a recognized small business expert, helping entrepreneurs to out-think, out-market, and out-earn their competition. His business advice has been featured on Inc., Fox Business, and Forbes and his PredictableProfits.com, site is endorsed by a range of clients. His strategies help entrepreneurs earn as much as six-figures within just 24 hours, and anywhere from 30% to over 100% growth in under a year. He is on the Young Entrepreneur’s Council, and was nominated for 2012’s Small Business Influencer and Entrepreneur of the Year.      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27169.mp3 Jesse Lindsley - CEO of Thrust Interactive  [caption id="" align="alignright" width="187"] Jesse Lindsley[/caption] Jesse Lindsley is Founder of Thrust Interactive, a company that has created over 100 games and apps for clients like the NFL, Turner, Verizon, Mercedes, and Kellogg's. He also started a company called True or False Games to license mobile, multi-player turn-based trivia platforms. Jesse is President of the Atlanta Chapter of the International Game Developers Association), is on the Advisory Board Member of the Technology Association of Georgia Entertainment Society, and is part of the Atlanta Regional Commission Arts & Culture Committee. He is very active locally as part of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce’s Digital Coalition, Atlanta Game Developer Meetup, Atlanta Unity3D User Group, and the Atlanta Corona User Group. Jesse was selected as a 40 Under 40 winner by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.   Scott Jones - Founder of ElevenFifty Coding Academy and CEO of ChaCha [caption id="" align="alignright" width="240"] Scott Jones[/caption] Eleven Fifty is designed to help educate app and web developers with not only programming skills (using Apple's new preferred language), but to help them become successsful entrepreneurs. Scott Jones started Boston Technology at the age of 25 and obtained patents for technologies that enable telephone companies worldwide to offer voice mail. He sold BT for $843 million and then founded an Internet-based music service company Gracenote that is used 24 billion times per year by applications such as iTunes. He sold the company to Sony in 2008 for $260 million. Currently, he is chairman, CEO and co-founder of ChaCha, the leading free, real-time answers service. ChaCha's “ask-a-smart-friend” platform is the world’s easiest-to-use and most comprehensive way to access answers and information and has answered more than a billion questions from more than 32 million unique users per month. In his spare time, he invented a robot lawn mover and dancing Christmas lights.      ...