September 2015

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28737.mp3 Holly Magister - Exit Planner at Exit Promise, Forbes Contributor and Intuit Small Business Influencer [caption id="attachment_14592" align="alignright" width="168"] Holly Magister[/caption] Holly Magister is  a Small Business Influencer for Intuit Quickbooks and she is an expert focusing on business exits. Her firm, Exit Promise, serves the owners of businesses in the lower-middle market to scale up and plan for the sale or transfer of their business to new owners. Through their proprietary five phase process, they work closely with business owners, their key employees and family members to help them prepare for and execute various types of transitions. She writes for Forbes.com in the Entrepreneur Channel about growing a business while keeping an eye on the exit. ExitPromise.com is the latest of several businesses Holly has run, built from scratch, acquired, and/or sold. Her desire is to distill the many and varied lessons, opportunities, and challenges she's experienced over her 25-year career into an online resource for others. She is also a CPA and Certified Financial Planner.   Jason D. Salvagni - Co Founder at CoLabJax [caption id="attachment_14600" align="alignright" width="300"] CoLabJax[/caption] Jason Salvagni is devoted to mentoring and advising startups to accelerate growth through sales, marketing and organizational strategy, including hiring, training, interim executives and funding acquisition. He has been focused on both short term acceleration and long term sustainability and he has worked as an angel investment through 'A' round funding and intelligent utilization of funds. CoLabJax offers entrepreneurs a space to refine their vision, engineering and manufacturing expertise to build out design, business acumen to identify and capture revenue potential, leadership to go to market and networking support to achieve funding. Just open in Jacksonville, the coworking space is bringing a needed resource to the Florida city.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28738.mp3 Terry Brock - Hall of Fame Speaker and Co-Author of Klout Matters: How to Engage Customers, Boost Your Digital Influence--and Raise Your Klout Score for Success [caption id="attachment_14695" align="alignright" width="171"] Terry Brock[/caption] Terry Brock works with organizations to achieve their best increasing sales and profitability. He is co-author of the best-selling McGraw-Hill book, Klout Matters. It is about social media and how to be most effective with it using Klout as a measuring stick. He helps organizations use video, audio, Blogging, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and more to build marketing and help achieve real-world business goals. Terry is a Professional Speaker Hall of Fame Member and helps organizations make sense of the social media mayhem to build strong relationships with customers. When AT&T needed an experienced blogger to head up their industry-leading blog, they brought Terry on as Editor-in-Chief and when Skype needed help with Enterprise blogging to show the business benefits of Skype, they had Terry come on board as their Chief Enterprise Blogger. His presentations are fun, funny, packed with energy and knowledge on how to use the rules and tools of technology and social media. He's been speaking since 1983, so he knows a lot about how to help organizations overcome the fear of technology and the confusion of social media.   Brandon Fong - Co-Founder & COO of Intern Betas [caption id="attachment_14731" align="alignright" width="184"] Brandon Fong[/caption] As a student at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Brandon Fong is the President of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization and the Co-Founder and COO of Intern Betas. The company curates the Best Internships from Startups & Innovative Companies. Fueled by his passion for entrepreneurship, he continuously seeks opportunities to express his leadership abilities. His encompassing goal is to develop businesses that leave behind an impact on this world. Brandon is always searching for more to achieve, more ideas to develop, and more lives to touch. He enjoys working with others and surrounding myself with people who can continue to challenge me in ways that he hasn't been challenged before. He won 1st Place at the Warhawk Business Plan Competition, 1st Place in the Superior Student Writing Competition, was voted "Most Likely to Rule the World," and won 1st Place in the State Competition for Entrepreneurship run by DECA.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28733.mp3 Justin West - Nationally Recognized Reputation Marketing Expert at Hundreds of Customers [caption id="attachment_14562" align="alignright" width="168"] Justin West[/caption] Justin West founded Hundreds Of Customers, a local marketing company serving the greater Kansas City metro area. Hundreds Of Customers was founded precisely to help support the continued grown of local businesses. But beyond just SEO, Hundreds Of Customers also works to help local businesses improve their reputations online, integrating reputation marketing as a chief tactic to increase overall relevance and sales. Justin is an expert at helping others be seen as the expert in their community. He builds 5-star businesses, which is to say, he can take your business, and turn it into 5-star businesses, helping you distinguish yourself from your competition. If you know how to get customers, all you need to do is scale what you're doing. Justin helps small businesses do that. He has appeared on Fox and on tons of other media outlets.   Will Seippel - CEO & Founder of WorthPoint Corporation [caption id="attachment_14542" align="alignright" width="168"] Will Seippel[/caption] Will Seippel is the Founder & CEO of an financial data internet company dedicated to the art and antiques space. With over with 15,000 paid members and 75,000 visits a day, they have customers in over 60 countries. WorthPoint is the largest resource for identifying, researching and valuing antiques, art and vintage collectibles. Their suite of online and mobile offerings consists of a huge database for researching and valuing antiques, art and collectibles, a detailed catalog of Maker’s Marks and other identifying indicators, as well as access to a library of reference books and price guides from leading publishers in a wide range of antiques and collecting categories. The company is an internet Big Data leader with over 200 million pages and 1 Billion images stored in a consumer friendly environment. WorthPoint has won numerous awards including a "three-peat" on the Inc. 500 list. Will also won the Wall Street Deal of the Year Award and was a Runner-up for SE Startup Entrepreneur of the Year.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28726.mp3 Zalmi Duchman - Founder of The Fresh Diet at The Fresh Diet and Angel Investor [caption id="attachment_11757" align="alignright" width="213"] Zalmi Duchman[/caption] Zalmi Duchman is an angel investor and the Founder of The Fresh Diet. The company began operations in January 2006 with three clients. They offer 3 meals a day delivered to your door every night. Today, the business has grown to become the largest US food producer in the freshly prepared, daily delivery category. They deliver now to thousands of clients daily in 5 cities, serving a third of the US population. The Fresh Diet was recently bought by a publicly traded company. The company made the Inc. 500 list  in 2010, 2011 & 2012, The Forbes Top 20 Most Promising US Companies List in 2011 & 2012, and was an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Nominee in both 2011 and 2009. Zalmi is active in the startup community and serves on the board of the Miami Entrepreneur Development Organization and is a mentor at Venture Hive.   This show features the seventh episode of our entrepreneurial serial podcast! The story is called "Venture and Vultures: An Entrepreneurial Thriller." Here is Chapter Seven. Hope you enjoy!  A Review of Past Episodes...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28721.mp3 Gordon Tredgold - Leadership Principles Guru and Author of FAST: 4 Principles Every Business Needs to Achieve Success and Drive Results [caption id="attachment_14515" align="alignright" width="167"] Gordon Tredgold[/caption] Gordon Tredgold is listed as Inc. Magazine's Top 100 Great Leadership Speaker  and a Top 100 Management Expert. He is the number one Leadership Expert to follow on Twitter and listed as number two on the Top 15 Must Read Leadership Blogs. His blog is ranked number six on the Most Socially Shared Leadership Blog list.  He shares his excellent leadership skills, business acumen, a strategic thinker, strong relationship building and the ability to get things done. Gordon is a natural leader who quickly energizes organisations, developing and motivating highly focused teams that successfully meet and exceed company objectives. He works with strategic partners such as IBM, Accenture & AT&T. Gordon is also a Visiting Professor on the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law at Staffordshire University.   Rob Richards - Reputation Marketing Specialist at 5 Star Locals [caption id="attachment_14640" align="alignright" width="237"] Rob Richards[/caption] Rob Richards is an expert in the new area of reputation marketing. His company 5 Star Locals takes the time to put the technical speak in plain English and guide business owners through the important decisions of where to best spend their coveted marketing dollars. Whether you are looking to improve your online reputation, attain a better presence on the search engines or connect with new clients or customers through the use of video, they can help. And they have a great free offer to help you get started! They care about ROI and believe that if your phone isn’t ringing, you need to make a change! They also provide Web 2.0 Internet Marketing Solutions, Search Engine Optimization, Search Engine Marketing, Video Marketing, Web Hosting, Domain Registration, Custom Web Design and Website Content Development.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28716.mp3 Kim Sutton - Founder of Sutton Strategic Solutions and Twitter Guru [caption id="attachment_13833" align="alignright" width="216"] Kim Sutton[/caption] Kim Sutton launched Sutton Creative Studios in 2010, and she was on the show 2-3 months ago. Her business services division has now branched out into its own business called Sutton Strategic Solutions, and their team has grown to 16! They propel small business success through the development of strategies and implementation of solutions, especially using Infusionsoft. She says, "I work with phenomenal people to make extraordinary things happen." Today, she shows us how she get 10,000 Twitter followers in 10 weeks!   Mary Pflum Peterson - Good Morning America Producer and Author of White Dresses: A Memoir of Love and Secrets, Mothers and Daughters [caption id="attachment_14521" align="alignright" width="121"] Mary Peterson[/caption] Mary Peterson is a veteran multi-Emmy-Award winning producer at Good Morning America. Her work has taken her to the ravaged remains of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, to the royal wedding in London, and to numerous Oscar ceremonies in between. Mary was also a producer and reporter for CNN, where from her post in Istanbul, she divided her time between Vienna ballrooms and Afghan war zones. Her new book talks about her family, growing up, and the role white dresses have played in her life.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28713.mp3 Dr. Carol Mitchell - Founding Principal of Talent Strategy Partners LLC and Author of Breaking Through "Bitch": How Women Can Shatter Stereotypes and Lead Fearlessly [caption id="attachment_14618" align="alignright" width="210"] Carol Mitchell[/caption] Dr. Carol Mitchell is co-founder of Talent Strategy Partners, focusing on behavioral competency modeling, leadership development and organizational culture. An accomplished researcher in gender differences, Carol has developed over 50 competency models used to assess and develop both men and women in all industries. While she has extensive experience with technology-driven companies in the pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare fields, Carol works comfortably across all industries. Prior to co-founding TSP, Carol was a principal at Mercer Human Resource Consulting, where she became interested in the connection between culture and effective performance. Carol began her career as a research scientist in the bio-tech and pharmaceutical industries. She was intrigued by what differentiated career success for scientists in industry, which led her to graduate work in psychology and then positions in human resources at DuPont and Merck. Carol has served on the board of the Healthcare Business Women’s Association as Director for the Mid-Atlantic Mentor Program and Women in Science.   Anne MacKeigan - Sandler Training Guru and Author of Customer Service the Sandler Way: 48 Rules for Strategic Customer Care [caption id="attachment_14621" align="alignright" width="280"] Anne MacKeigan[/caption] After 13 years as a Partner at Sandler Training, Anne MacKeigan sold her franchise. She is now the Customer Care Program Specialist for Sandler International, helping Sandler franchisees all over the world build their businesses with the customer care program through marketing, curriculum, prospecting and facilitation. She works with salespeople, sales managers and customer care professionals to take their game to the next level. She helps salespeople who have issues around prospecting new and different business,  with time management issues that make salespeople busy, but not productive, and helps salespeople who are reluctant or don’t know how to ask qualifying questions or thoroughly qualify prospects. Her new book is designed to help all entrepreneurs deal with customer service and to make their customers happy!   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28708.mp3 Ted Prodromou - Accelerating Sales Using LinkedIn and Best-selling Author of Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn For Business [caption id="attachment_14566" align="alignright" width="208"] Ted Prodromou[/caption] Ted Prodromou survived the dot com crash which wiped out his twenty year career and he survived the financial collapse of 2008 which turned his business upside down. Ted has a few scars but is a better man because of the challenges. Ted started his first business in 1999 because he loves the freedom it provides. He says, "Owning your own business is no picnic but it sure beats living in the Dilbert cube." His clients have their phones ring off the hook as result of a simple tips he gives them. He helps increase your revenue using the internet. Clients' websites will be "famous" on the internet using social media (blogging, podcasting, video, social networking), LinkedIn strategies and LinkedIn advertising, Twitter strategies and Twitter advertising, Facebook strategies and Facebook advertising, and pay-per-click (PPC) marketing. He is a LinkedIn coach for financial advisors, sales professionals, realtors, authors, coaches, speakers, consultants, professional service providers and businesses whom want to use LinkedIn to increase their revenue. As the author of the growing “Ultimate Series” for businesses, Ted has written two versions of "Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Business" and "Ultimate Guide to Twitter for Business," which help companies of all sizes reach more customers with dynamic, low-cost social media strategies. He is also a regular contributor to Entrepreneur.com. Manjula Sridhar - Founder of ArgByte Technologies Inc [caption id="attachment_14570" align="alignright" width="239"] Manjula Sridhar[/caption] Manjula Sridhar is an entrepreneur with experience in technology and security. She is one of the earliest women technocrats to be smitten by the entrepreneurial bug, and is back with her second venture, a startup that helps individuals deal with online harassment and threats. Her company, ArgByte Technologies Inc, works with law enforcing authorities to curb the rising menace of online crimes targeted at individuals net users. While IT security of enterprises is being addressed by a lot of companies, there is a gap in addressing individual online security. She wants to address that. ArgByte will help with data, discovery and prevention of online security threats. Manjula, who was earlier with Lucent Technologies (now Alcatel-Lucent) in the US, left her job in 2006 to work on starting a company in data security. She was an entrepreneur in residence with IDG Ventures, and she went on to co-found Aujas Networks, a US-based provider of risk management, data protection and identity & access management solutions  in 2008. Aujas raised $3 million from IDG. Manjula served as the chief technology officer.  Subsequently, she moved back to senior corporate executive roles, working as a director of engineering with telecom gear maker Huawei and later as head of sales at payment security firm Arcot, which was acquired by CA Technologies.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28706.mp3 Wendy Lipton-Dibner -  Founder of The Action Movement™ at Professional Impact, Inc. [caption id="attachment_14371" align="alignright" width="240"] Wendy Lipton-Dibner[/caption] Wendy Lipton-Dibner is a multiple-time, international bestselling author and leading authority on business development through impact strategy. President of Professional Impact and founder of the Action Movement, Wendy is recognized worldwide for her unparalleled ability to help clients achieve measurable results in record time by maximizing and capitalizing on the impact they make. One of her projects caught the eye of the United States Senate, where her presentation influenced a decision that has since helped millions of people. She has built 10 successful businesses of her own and delivered thousands of business growth programs for corporate, healthcare, small business, and non-profit organizations, and she serves as a trusted advisor to doctors, executives, entrepreneurs and top influencers across a wide range of industries. Her bestselling books are required reading in dental schools, medical practices and businesses worldwide, and her work has been widely published in business, healthcare and social science journals, magazines and e-zines. Her internationally-acclaimed Move People to Action™ Live Event and E-Course have been named, “The most comprehensive training ever created for impact-driven entrepreneurs” and her newest book is Focus On Impact: Reach Millions, Make Millions and Love Your Life Along the Way.   This show features the seventh episode of our entrepreneurial serial podcast! The story is called "Venture and Vultures: An Entrepreneurial Thriller." Here is Chapter Seven. Hope you enjoy!  A Review of Past Episodes...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28696.mp3 Edward DuCoin - CEO of the Orpical Group, Author of The Glass is Half Full and Frozen and Race Car Driver [caption id="attachment_12168" align="alignright" width="160"] Edward DuCoin[/caption] We enjoyed Ed DuCoin several months ago and wanted to have him back again. Edward has worked in the telecommunications, media, banking, financial services, and pharmaceutical industries. He is the author of "The Glass is Half Full and Frozen," which argues that a positive mental attitude is good, but a sustainable business model and great leadership are needed too. Edward is an  Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, and his companies were ranked as one of the 500 Fastest Growing Companies in the US multiple years. Also, he was listed as a Top 40 Under 40 Business Award (New Jersey Business Journal) winner. He won The Governor's Cup of New Jersey, the Rising Stars: Fastest Growing Telemarketing Companies in the USA (Telemarketing Magazine), a Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies award (Philadelphia Business Journal), and the MVP Quality Award from Telemarketing Magazine.   Karlene Sinclair-Robinson - Author of Spank The Bank, Speaker, and Alternative Financing Expert [caption id="attachment_14507" align="alignright" width="179"] Karlene Sinclair-Robinson[/caption] Karlene Sinclair-Robinson is a Small Business Advocate, Alternative Financing Expert, and Author. She speaks on topics such as entrepreneurship, business, and financing. Karlene specializes in creative strategies for small businesses during growth or survival periods. Some of her specialties are Business Financing, Consulting, Business Planning, Start-ups, Small Business, and Business Development. With so many “Main Street” business owners severely affected by limited access to capital through traditional sources, they will not want to miss out on her great book, Spank the Bank. Due to the stagnation in the financing market, you must get creative if you want to survive and potentially be able to grow your enterprises. She also teaches college entrepreneurs and is very active in community activities.   ...