October 2015

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28819.mp3   Lewis Howes - Top Podcaster and Author of The School of Greatness: A Real-World Guide to Living Bigger, Loving Deeper, and Leaving a Legacy [caption id="attachment_14918" align="alignright" width="168"] Lewis Howes[/caption] Lewis Howes is an online marketing expert, sought-after business coach, podcast and webinar host, speaker, and angel investor. He is the host of "The School of Greatness" podcast. He was recognized in a 2013 White House ceremony by President Obama as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs in the country under age 30.  Lewis is a lifestyle entrepreneur that teaches small business owners, freelancers, and entrepreneurs how to make a full time living doing what they love. Most of his students make 6 and 7 figures a year by applying basic online marketing principles to growing their business. He started out playing professional football then transitioned into the business world. Since then he has written a number of books, invested and advised start ups, built a multi million dollar company and sold it for 7 figures. The School of Greatness podcast reaches 650,000 people monthly and frequently is listed in the top 50 on iTunes each month.     This show features the latest episode of our entrepreneurial serial podcast! The story is called “Venture and Vultures: An Entrepreneurial Thriller.” Here is Chapter Eleven. Hope you enjoy!  A Review of Past Episodes….. Prologue - “Boys, Do You Understood How a Loan Works?” Chapter One - “The Name of the Game Is Guts” Chapter Two - “You Don’t Have a Clue” Chapter Three – “So, What Are the Next Steps?” Chapter Four – “Its Like a Vacuum in There!” Chapter Five – “Can We Break Even?” Chapter Six – ”Drive Faster, the Cell Is Not Working” Chapter Seven, “You Want Flooding Keyboards or First Period?” Chapter Eight, “Why Does He Keep Pulling his Dick?” Chapter Nine, “4000 Miles in 3 Days!” Chapter Ten, "Dude! We Are on Fire!" and now Chapter Eleven, "You've Done Surprisingly Well" ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28814.mp3 Jamie Merisotis - President and CEO of Lumina Foundation and Author of America Needs Talent: Attracting, Educating & Deploying the 21st-Century Workforce [caption id="attachment_14837" align="alignright" width="180"] Jamie Merisotis[/caption] Jamie Merisotis is a globally recognized leader in philanthropy, higher education, and public policy. Since 2008, he has served as president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the U.S. and a driving force for increasing Americans’ success in higher education. Under his leadership, Lumina has embraced an ambitious and specific goal: to ensure that, by 2025, 60 percent of Americans hold high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials. Merisotis is author of “America Needs Talent: Attracting, Education & Deploying the 21st-Century Workforce." Merisotis is a recognized expert on a wide range of domestic and international issues in education, including student financing, low-income and minority student access, and learning outcomes. His extensive global experience has ranged from Southern Africa to the former Soviet Union and other parts of the world. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. His current board service includes Bates College in Maine, Anatolia College in Greece, the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.   Roger Whitney - Retirement Answer Man, Financial Planner, Define Your Ideal Retirement with Balance Today & Tomorrow   [caption id="attachment_14907" align="alignright" width="191"] Roger Whitney[/caption] Roger Whitney began his career as a Financial Advisor in 1991. This allowed him to witness first-hand the rise and fall of the “new economy” and the Dot-com bubble that ended in 2000. This experience taught him that financial management is about people, not money, and that they are served best by advisors that are fiduciaries to their clients and have the heart of a teacher. In 2003, he left the largest private bank in the world and, with two wonderful partners, established their own firm which he grew to 14 professionals managing over $200 million in assets. He is now excited about his weekly Podcast dedicated to helping you Plan Well and Invest Wisely for retirement. Roger shares lessons, stories, tips and insights on how to make smarter financial and investing decisions, all learned from working with people like you over the last 23 years.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28808.mp3 Hap Klopp - Founder and ex-CEO of The North Face and Author of ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream [caption id="attachment_14890" align="alignright" width="191"] Hap Klopp[/caption] For 20 years, Kenneth (Hap) Klopp was the president of the North Face, a firm that created the standard for innovation and quality in the outdoors, mountaineering, backpacking and skiing industries. The firm grew from a back room, 14 person operation into an enterprise employing more than 1,000 people and it was involved in manufacturing, licensing, retailing and distribution in 45 countries. In 1988, Hap sold The North Face and founded HK Consulting, a strategic and brand oriented consulting company in the San Francisco area. He has an affiliated consulting office in Japan and his clients range from start-ups to multi-billion dollar corporations. In addition to consulting, Hap serves on a number of Boards of Directors and along with 2 partners recently purchased the 100 year old rugby company, Canterbury of New Zealand.  He holds an MBA from Stanford University and his newest book,  ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream, talks about the life of a San Francisco startup that seemed on the verge of becoming a household name and being bought by a huge Silicon Valley company. Neither happened and Hap tells us why.   Matt Miller - President, Founder of School Spirit Vending and SSV Business - Get His Free Book [caption id="attachment_14816" align="alignright" width="178"] Matt Miller[/caption] Matt Miller developed The School Spirit Vending concept in July of 2007. With years of expertise in both print media and vending, Matt was able to see school fundraising from a unique, outsider’s perspective. He decided to create a business that would help schools and their clubs or organizations raise money more simply. Year-round, hassle-free fundraising with School Spirit Vending was born! The School Spirit Vending concept and its simplicity has caught on so quickly that schools all over the country are already benefitting from the program with great results. Matt has been a National Bulk Vending Association Executive Committee Board Member 2013  and was voted the Most Innovative Operator Of The Year. ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28802.mp3 Yossi Ghinsberg - Founder & CEO of Blinq.me and Bestselling Author of Lost in the Jungle [caption id="attachment_14882" align="alignright" width="182"] Yossi Ghinsberg[/caption] Yossi Ghinsberg is a bestselling author, business motivational speaker, and a riveting storyteller. He has worked with such organizations as BP, Citibank, Qantas, IBM, Hilton, BMW, Proctor & Gamble, and Bayer. He is co-founder and CEO at Blinq.me, which launched its innovative messaging enhancement app which has reached over 250k downloads and rave reviews in just a few months. 'Jungle' is his book about his adventures in the Amazon and sold millions of copies worldwide. It was turned into a Discovery Channel docudrama and currently is being adapted to the big screen. He co-founded Chalalan with the Indigenous people of the Madidi Valley in Bolivia. This eco-village has transformed the entire region from exploitation to sustainable industries, mainly tourism and hospitality. He also founded EthnoBios, a research company identifying plant material through Ethnobotany, protecting Indigenous intellectual properties while cooperating with international pharmaceuticals. In 2001, in the midst of the second Intifada, he was invited to produce and manage the biggest music festival in Israel, which involved a grassroots movement of reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.   Rúna Bouius - CEO/Entrepreneur, Conscious Leadership Activist and Speaker [caption id="attachment_14887" align="alignright" width="192"] Runa Bouius[/caption] Rúna Bouius is a serial entrepreneur. She spent her first career as a wholesale distributor in Iceland, representing an impressive portfolio of internationally known cosmetic and perfume brands in the local and duty-free markets. She quickly became known as a trailblazer and introduced the industry to many innovative services and practices that have since become the norm. She was an early, avid, and pioneering practitioner of the Conscious Capitalism principles.  After selling her businesses, Rúna headed to the U.S. in 1996 and spent a decade as a mentor and training. Since 2005 Rúna has immersed herself in the Conscious Business field by speaking, writing, and mentoring leaders and entrepreneurs, assisting them in expanding their mindsets and worldviews to create more successful, sustainable, and meaningful professional and personal lives. In 2009, she moved to California, and in 2011, she became the Co-Founder & President of the Conscious Leader Network. She joined the TOGETHER! Network as Co-Founder, co-produced the TOGETHER! Conference, and Co-Founded the Conscious Capitalism LA Chapter. Rúna sits on a number of boards, is a contributing author to the People Development Network and has spoken at various conferences, including the Conscious Capitalism Conference. ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28797.mp3 Ben Angel - Personal Brander and Author of CLICK [caption id="attachment_14749" align="alignright" width="192"] Ben Angel[/caption] Ben Angel is an author, business and lifestyle columnist and marketing specialist on personal branding. As a professional speaker, he has delivered presentations for Toyota, Australia Post, Australian Institute of Company Directors, Action International and Energise Enterprise Business Festival to audiences over 15,000. With an international following of over 50,000, Ben grooms entrepreneurs, companies and authors in how to become more seductive to their target market, the media and their colleagues via networking skills, dressing to influence, energetic engagement and the art of building influential personal brands. His bestselling books include "CLICK - Finding The Moment When Everything Falls Into Place" and "Sleeping Your Way to The Top in Business" and his latest offering via Wiley Publishing, "Flee 9 to 5."   Michael Lucker - Founder of ScreenwriterSchool and Writer of Academy Award Nominated Movies [caption id="attachment_14878" align="alignright" width="230"] Michael Lucker[/caption] Michael Lucker is a writer, director and producer with twenty years experience creating film, television, animation and digital media. He began his career writing and directing television commercials and working in production on series and specials for ABC, NBC, CBS and HBO. He was an assistant to Steven Spielberg at Amblin Entertainment on feature films Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade, Arachnophobia, Joe Vs. The Volcano, Always, Back To The Future II & III and Jurassic Park. He went onto serve in creative affairs at Hollywood Pictures where he worked on such movies as Crimson Tide, Terminal Velocity, Taking Care of Business and Straight Talk. Michael then embarked on a career as a screenwriter, helping pen more than twenty feature screenplays for Paramount, Disney, DreamWorks, Fox and Universal, including Vampire In Brooklyn, Home On The Range, Good Intentions and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2002 as best animated feature. He also served as screenwriter on the animated sequels to Mulan, Lilo & Stitch, Emperor’s New Groove and 101 Dalmatians. He recently launched his own production company, Lucky Dog Filmworks, which now serves as his home for creating film, television and commercial content. A renowned instructor in screenwriting, Michael has lectured at Georgia State University, Morehouse College, Clark University, Savannah College of Art & Design, Art Institute of Atlanta, The Creative Circus, University of South Florida, Boston University and various writing organizations throughout the south. He presently serves as screenwriter mentor to the Atlanta Film Festival, founder of Screenwriter School, advisor to Emory Continuing Education’s Certificate of Screenwriting Program and professor of screenwriting in the esteemed Creative Writing Program at Emory University. ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28785.mp3 Matt Gottesman - Digital Strategist, Internet Publisher and Social Media Influencer [caption id="attachment_14715" align="alignright" width="162"] Matt Gottesman[/caption] Matt Gottesman is a tech enthusiast and is passionate about all things web. He is a global digital strategist and technology advisor, creator and editor-in-chief of Hustle & Deal Flow™ - an online magazine dedicated to the world's entrepreneurs, creators and makers. He is also a Social Media Influencer and a consultant on New Media and go-to-market strategies for investments in digital marketing, technology, websites, mobile applications, eCommerce, social media and content. He helps businesses, brands, VC's and startups build digital experiences that matter, expand their online presence and foster relationships that generate growth & revenue, especially as they coincide with their business objectives. Their investment in the web/technology, resources and rate of return are his focus. He has assisted global companies across numerous industries with brands such as Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH), KRUG Champagne, Ruinart Champagne, GM / Cadillac and the World Trade Centers Association.   This show features the latest episode of our entrepreneurial serial podcast! The story is called “Venture and Vultures: An Entrepreneurial Thriller.” Here is Chapter Ten. Hope you enjoy!  A Review of Past Episodes….. Prologue - “Boys, Do You Understood How a Loan Works?” Chapter One - “The Name of the Game Is Guts” Chapter Two - “You Don’t Have a Clue” Chapter Three – “So, What Are the Next Steps?” Chapter Four – “Its Like a Vacuum in There!” Chapter Five – “Can We Break Even?” Chapter Six – ”Drive Faster, the Cell Is Not Working” Chapter Seven, “You Want Flooding Keyboards or First Period?” Chapter Eight, “Why Does He Keep Pulling his Dick?” Chapter Nine, “4000 Miles in 3 Days!” and now Chapter Ten, "Dude! We Are on Fire!" ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28784.mp3 Lonnie Sciambi - "The Entrepreneur's Yoda" - Author of Secrets to Entrepreneurial Success: Giving Entrepreneurs an Edge, Learned from Years in the Entrepreneurial Trenchesand Speaker and Advisor to Entrepreneurs   [caption id="attachment_14726" align="alignright" width="187"] Lonnie Sciambi[/caption] Lonnie Sciambi is  a small business advisor, mentor, author and speaker. He brings a passion for helping entrepreneurs and small business owners, along with a track record of success and hard-won experience across a mix of markets, products and services. His 30 years of experience includes running both public and private companies. Lonnie sold two of his own entrepreneurial start-ups and advised, mentored and/or invested in dozens. He is author of the best-selling book, “Secrets to Entrepreneurial Success,” based on his years in the entrepreneurial trenches, and gives entrepreneurs the edge they need. The book provides “to-the-point” advice and easily implementable solutions for issues entrepreneurs face every day. He has successfully completed multiple small business turnarounds and as an operating executive and investment banker, completed more than three dozen merger/acquisition transactions and raised more than $350 million of capital.   Raj Sheth - CEO & Co-Founder at recruiterbox.com and Author of Prepare: How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love Hiring [caption id="attachment_14733" align="alignright" width="179"] Raj Sheth[/caption] Raj Sheth studied entrepreneurship at Babson College, one of the world's best entrepreneurship learning centers. Since graduating, he has run several businesses. He started and ran two web portals in India during the subsequent five years, one a classifieds portal that reached 10K users (not a lot), and failed to achieve a sustainable revenue model, and second, an e-commerce luxury goods portal that continues to have an offline distributorship. He then saw an opportunity to bootstrap Recruiterbox. It is a recruiting software platform that helps over 1500+ companies source and manage employment candidates. Customers include the US Department of Energy, Choice Hotels, Crunchbase, Couchsurfing, Fox Restaurants & many more. ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28779.mp3 Casey Smith - President of Wiser Wealth Management [caption id="attachment_14668" align="alignright" width="205"] Casey Smith[/caption] Casey Smith is an investment advisor that believes that in a commission world, the odds of success are stacked against the clients. When he formed his company in 2001, he sought to create a firm that allowed him to sit on the same side of the table with his clients. This fee only model was not just a trend that many people thought; it is the way of the present and certainly the future of the financial services industry. The next step in his independence was to get away from high priced financial products. This search lead him to use index funds as opposed to managed mutual funds and to say no to annuities. His company goals are to continue working with individuals and to expand their philosophy of investing to company retirement plans. Casey has won the Cobb Chamber 2015 Small Business of the Year, the Atlanta Magazine Wealth Manager of the Year for 2014, the Cobb Life Magazine Top 20 Rising Stars Under 40, and the Berry College Young Alumni of the Year. In 2011, 2012, and 2013, he won the Metro Atlanta Wealth Manager of the Year Award.   Alec Tranel - Growth Strategist, Speaker and Writer [caption id="attachment_14672" align="alignright" width="210"] Alec Tranel[/caption] Alec Tranel is an inspiration to all of us. When he was 5,  he had surgery that made him unable to walk again. His T-6 spinal cord injury forced him to face the challenges of life. Now, he cherishes the pains of the past and he choose to take them all on in the future. Alec is working on his third startup, Intern Betas. The idea originated to take Internship experiences to a leading caliber by operating at startups. The idea has developed into an ecosystem for Founders to build the best team to actualize their ideas, and young entrepreneurs to put their abilities to the test. Witnessing the caliber of leadership that it takes to launch a startup, Alec relates, "If you are in the pursuit of being a Founder of a Startup, Leadership is essential." Between his 27 surgical operations, Alec learned to keep a sound mind by writing, but has taken it a step further and shares it through Blogging and Speaking.   Willi Ash Howell - Founder of Care for Caregivers [caption id="attachment_14755" align="alignright" width="160"] Willi Ash Howell[/caption] Willi Howell responded to the problems she faced in her own life. She needed help with family members that required care. The concept and vision was transformed when she was unable to find a company that offered respite relief services for the caregiver. Through her research, she found many companies that offered services for a minimum of 8 hours per day.  She was unable to find a company that offered services for 5 hours or less. Her siblings and Willi were caregivers to both of their parents for several years and found it to be beneficial because they were able to care for them in their own homes. They also found it to be challenging, stressful, and sometimes overwhelming. Her business developed to offer an alternative to traditional home care services that meets the needs of the care giver at an affordable price. Care for Caregivers  offers you peace of mind, while you take time out to care for yourself. Willi has been a Licensed Practical Nurse since 1979.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28775.mp3 Gabriel Weinberg - CEO and Founder at DuckDuckGo and Author of Traction: A Startup Guide to Getting Customers [caption id="attachment_10179" align="alignright" width="336"] Gabriel Weinberg[/caption] Gabriel Weinberg is the CEO and Founder of DuckDuckGo, a community-driven search engine that prides itself on not tracking users and providing privacy, all while stripping away the clutter that often involves search engine platforms. He is also an active blogger about everything in the start-up, investment, and marketing worlds. His new book, "Traction," lists the 20 plus ways to gain market traction and then shows how to execute each of the paths. We love this book and recommend it very highly! Gabriel is also a hacker, angel investor, and a strong family guy. Learn more about him at his website.   Chris Smith - Founder of kCross Brand Alignment Consultancy  [caption id="attachment_14800" align="alignright" width="219"] Chris Smith[/caption] Chris Smith is a 5th generation native of Arizona. His family has farmed, ranched and rodeoed there since 1877. The kCross brand has been in his family since the 1950′s when his great grandfather registered the cattle brand with the state of Arizona. Having been around cowboys and their stories for most of his life, Chris is a storyteller at heart. Chris has created a proprietary methodology called 'The Campfire Effect.' The Campfire Effect is a framework that teaches organizations and entrepreneurs how to do 3 things: 1. Get clear on what you brand stands for and how to tell your story in a powerful way. 2. Create powerful influence by connecting what you do to who you are. 3. Create brand loyalty with your clients and employees. He also loves his time as a board member for the non-profit AZ Common Ground.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28771.mp3 Jon Appel - SBA Loan Expert Banker at State Bank and Trust [caption id="attachment_14790" align="alignright" width="176"] Jon Appel[/caption] Jonathan Appel is the Small Business Administration (SBA) Banker at State Bank and Trust, one of the most prominent SBA banks in the South. In fact, your host Jim Beach just helped arrange a large loan for an Atlanta business with Jon as the banker. Both he and State B&T were awesome and are highly recommended. The SBA is the government agency tasked with helping small business grow in America. Jon originates  SBA loans, specializing in the retail, hospitality, child care, and manufacturing sectors. Prior to joining State B&T, Jon was the Senior Finance Manager for a $1.2 billion wood and plywood firm and the CFO of an industrial supply firm. He has owned a residential investment firm and has served as a lender for some of the biggest banks in the U.S.     Alicia Dunams - Founder of Bestseller in a Weekend and Has Coached 1000+ Authors to Amazon.com Bestseller Status  [caption id="attachment_14610" align="alignright" width="180"] Alicia Dunams[/caption] Alicia Dunams is a sought-after and successful non-fiction book publishing authority who assists CEOs, business owners, and service professionals who want to become published bestselling authors. Utilizing a unique five-step process, she helps aspiring authors go from idea to author in record time. Her ebook, “How to Become a Bestselling Author on Amazon.com” shows authors how to utilize social networking and Internet marketing techniques to become bestsellers on Amazon.com. She is the CEO of Bestseller In a Weekend, which has helped 100s of people become bestselling authors. For the authors, publishing a book has meant an increase in income through gigs as paid keynotes, sold-out seminars, increased web traffic, and higher consulting fees. Alicia is also a published self-help author, seminar producer, the founder of a teleseminar ans webinar listing service and email newsletter titled SeeYouOnTheCall.com. Alicia’s clients have appeared on national media outlets such as 20/20, CNN, and on the cover of The New York Times – all because they leveraged their published books. On average, her clients add an additional 5 figures to their bottom line each year because they have added "published author" to their resume. ...