November 2015

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28937.mp3 Guy Smith - Chief Marketing Strategy Consultant at Silicon Strategies Marketing and Author of the "Start-up CEO's Marketing Manual" [caption id="attachment_15298" align="alignright" width="193"] Guy Smith[/caption] Guy Smith is Silicon Strategies Marketing’s chief strategist. Guy has earned the trust of many CEOs, founders and marketing VPs in companies around the globe. Guy has led marketing organizations and helped executives build consensus within their teams. His clients range from startups for multinational enterprises. Having led, managed and grown his own marketing departments, Guy understands the need for building consensus and establishing organizational alignment. Guy helps executives build teams ready to implement go-to-market strategies by including key staff and stakeholders throughout all processes. This creates deep confidence in the plan, the team’s ability to execute, and the executives who will lead them. Combined, these factors help accelerate a company’s growth and market dominance. He helps B2B companies grow beyond their current plateau, is the author of the "Start-up CEO's Marketing Manual," and is the founder and Chief Strategy Consultant at Silicon Strategies Marketing.   Steve Berger - Managing Director of Membr [caption id="attachment_15321" align="alignright" width="210"] Steve Berger[/caption] Steven Berger is a business development executive who has been involved in growing and managing new or “new to market” companies. After assisting in the launch of Red Bull and Virgin into the Canadian marketplace, Steve joined CSI Software and then Constellation Software. He led 5 small/mid-sized software companies with offices in London, Oxford, Johannesburg and Belfast. Steven possesses an international outlook and an excellent understanding of different markets and cultures, which helped him lead the successful acquisition of two of his main competitors in 2011 and 2012. Today, he is leading the U.S. expansion of Membr.  It is cool new app designed to help trainers and gyms keep their clients engaged in their workout programs.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28936.mp3 Bill King - CEO / Founder of Axxiom Franchise Advisors  [caption id="attachment_15289" align="alignright" width="199"] Bill King[/caption] Bill King is Founder of Axxiom Franchise Advisors, the nation's premier franchise consulting and brokerage organization. They assist entrepreneurs, corporate refugees, dreamers, and many others to understand the benefits of business ownership and controlling their own destiny and future through franchise ownership. By applying their proprietary qualifying and search process, Bill saves his clients both time and money in matching their personal and professional skill sets and financial resources to the ideal franchise system. There is never a cost to engage an Axxiom Advisor as your consultant. "Make the best investment in your life...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28932.mp3 Bradley Kirkland - Founder of Stone Soup Technology, Mentor and Angel Investor [caption id="attachment_15285" align="alignright" width="209"] Bradley Kirkland[/caption] Bradley Kirkland is a serial entrepreneur and is actively involved in and investing in several startups. Bradley also has a passion for helping other entrepreneurs succeed. Some of his interests are meeting fascinating people (almost everyone has something fascinating about them, he believes), mobile apps, tech startups, complex web apps, paying it forward, investing, consulting, and helping connect people. His core company focuses on custom software development with an emphasis on helping other interactive agencies. They have strength in big data, artificial intelligence, native mobile apps, complex web apps, websites, and custom Windows software. He is launching a new division focused on wearables, so they are very interested in new interesting projects in that domain. Bradley mentors and invests in tech startups based primarily in the Southeast US and in Romania. His primary interest is mobile apps in the healthcare, legal, B2B, and social segments.   Tony Judge - Founder of Clubs to Hire [caption id="attachment_15287" align="alignright" width="225"] Tony Judge[/caption] Tony Judge is founder and CEO of Clubs to Hire, which rents out high end golf clubs throughout Europe, US, Asia and Africa. Want to travel without the burden of carrying your old clubs? Instead, rent new ones from Clubs to Hire. The Company is the number one golf rental Company worldwide were you can hire a top set of golf clubs from as little as $50 per set per week. Using Clubs to Hire allows you cut out most of the cost and a lot of the hassle that goes with booking your clubs on a plane. Since inception in mid 2010 the Company has looked after over 200,000 clients.  Previously, he was CEO of St Margaret's Golf Club and Director of Golf at Mount Juliet.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28917.mp3 Michael Houlihan - Barefoot Wine Co-Founder, Author of NYT's Bestseller of The Barefoot Spirit: How Hardship, Hustle, and Heart Built America's #1 Wine Brand, and Advisor to Startups & Fortune 500s  [caption id="attachment_15203" align="alignright" width="193"] Michael Houlihan[/caption] For the first time Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey, the Barefoot Wine Founders and New York Times bestselling authors, reveal in an exclusive video webinar series, the secret strategies they used to build their top consumer brand. Their business principles apply to industries across the board. They want to cut your time and costs to monetize your business and they want to help you beat the odds and be successful. Michael and Bonnie are offering this free webinar series that will outline the guiding principles they used to monetize their brand. Be one of the first to receive notifications about the free webinar that will also include information about the exciting new video webinar series (with live Q&A). You will immediately receive complimentary business resources and updates when you register.     This show features the latest episode of our entrepreneurial serial podcast! The story is called “Venture and Vultures: An Entrepreneurial Thriller.” Here is Chapter Fourteen. 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!" Chapter Eleven, "You’ve Done Surprisingly Well" Chapter Twelve, "Things Look Really Bad" Chapter Thirteen, "Are You Looking for Investors?" and now Chapter Fourteen, "Does that Mean We Get to Party with Clint Eastwood?" ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28913.mp3 Eric Kramer - Career Expert and Managing Partner at InterviewBest, LLC   [caption id="attachment_13643" align="alignright" width="192"] Eric Kramer[/caption] Eric Kramer was so interesting 3 months ago, that we asked him back! He is a career expert and the managing partner at InterviewBest. His vision is that everyone have a job they love and earn the money they deserve. Eric's mission is to develop innovative strategies that help people create career visions and land jobs. With extensive experience in counseling, career development and job transition coaching, he brings energy and passion to career strategy development, job transition tools development, and service delivery. His background in diverse corporate positions, as well as psychological counseling, contributes to extensive knowledge of corporate structures and career management issues. Eric also has demonstrated success developing innovative job search programs and writing books for the career field. Some of his most notable achievements include creating Active Interviewing - a new proactive approach to job interviews, developing a unique new tool for job interviewing and authoring 101 Strategies for Successful Interviewing and 101 Successful Strategies for Networking.   Jeff Yager - Author of the social media novel I Like God: A Novel [caption id="attachment_15264" align="alignright" width="265"] Jeff Yager and Co-Author Skye Bynes[/caption] Jeff Yager has written two fiction novels. His first novel was the sci-fi thriller "Atom and Eve."  "I Like God," coauthored with Skye Bynes, is his second novel. It tells the story of goof, slacker Joey Taylor. Joey starts a public page for God on “FaceSpace,” forgets about it, and retires from social media. Awhile later, he returns to the God page to find that it has over 30 million followers. When Joey discovers the power that comes with this incredible online audience, the former pizza delivery guy develops a God complex of his own. He decides to use the dark side of social media. Joey has a chip on his shoulder and it costs him friends, opportunities and a girlfriend. When the girlfriend deserts him, he destroys her company and career through FaceSpace. (Who would deal with a  company that God bad-mouths!?) Its a great tale of the power and influence of social media. Jeff studied professional wrestling in New Jersey and Florida and now wrestles professionally. He writes and performs rap music and is the former manager of a fast food restaurant. "I Like God" will motivate readers to ask themselves what they are doing with their own social media power…and prompt them to find out if the folks they are following are really who they say they are.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28908.mp3 John David Mann - Serial Entrepreneur and Co-Author of The Go-Giver, Expanded Edition: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea [caption id="attachment_15130" align="alignright" width="204"] John David Mann[/caption] John Mann has been creating careers since he was a teenager. At age 17, he and a few friends started their own high school! Before turning to business and journalism, he forged a successful career as a concert cellist and prize-winning composer. At 15 he was recipient of the 1969 BMI Awards to Student Composers and several New Jersey State grants for composition; his musical compositions were performed throughout the U.S. and his musical score for Aeschylus’ “Prometheus Bound” (written at age 13) was performed at the legendary amphitheater at Epidaurus, Greece, where the play was originally premiered. In his twenties and thirties he founded four companies, built a multi-million-dollar sales organization, and established several national business journals. John is an award-winning author whose writings have earned the Nautilus Award, the Axiom Business Book Award (Gold Medal), and Taiwan’s Golden Book Award for Innovation. He is coauthor of the New York Times bestsellers “The Red Circle” with Brandon Webb and “Flash Foresight” with Daniel Burrus, and the global bestseller “The Go-Giver” with Bob Burg. His books are available in two dozen languages. His 2011 “Take the Lead” (with Betsy Myers) was named by Tom Peters and the Washington Post as “best leadership book of 2011.” Walker Peek - Bootstrapping Owner of Residential Acoustics [caption id="attachment_15196" align="alignright" width="208"] Walker Peek[/caption] Walker Peek bootstrapped a business from idea to over $600,000 a year in sales, the type story we love! He created the first and only product on the market that allows you to block unwanted noise while still allowing natural light. Their products are ground-breaking solutions that will finally allow you to tune out the background noise and zone in on the things you love to do. The product line can also act as a 100% effective blackout curtain when rolled down, while significantly reducing heat loss through windows and doors. Their family of products are simple ways to solve your noise problems at a minimal expense, quickly, and without disrupting the comforts of your own home. While building his business, he still works in a number of different departments for an agile and growing engineering firm. His primary roles include Quality Engineering, Financial/Business Analyst, and Business Development.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28906.mp3 Tim Berry - Lean Business Plan Guru, Founder/chairman of Palo Alto Software and Author of Lean Business Planning: Get What You Want From Your Business [caption id="attachment_15190" align="alignright" width="200"] Tim Berry[/caption] TimBerry is the founder and chairman of Palo Alto Software, founder of bplans.com, and co-founder of Borland International. He is an author of several books and has created software platforms that help create business plans. Tim has also taught entrepreneurship at the University of Oregon for 11 years and he is a frequent speaker on topics of business planning and entrepreneurship. His latest effort is a new startup offering social media business planning for entrepreneurs, business owners, and marketers. His blog is available at Planning Startups Stories  and will help entrepreneurs explore lean business planning. Tim also writes a monthly column on the Entrepreneur.com site, and for Huffington Post, AmEx OPEN Forum, Small Business Trends, and Up and Running. He is the author of books including "Lean Business Planning," published by Motivational Press, "The Plan-As-You-Go Business Plan" and "3 Weeks to Startup."   Case Engelen - CEO at Titoma, an IoT and connected devices manufacturing firm  [caption id="attachment_15193" align="alignright" width="191"] Case Engelen[/caption] Case Engelen specializes in manufacturing IoT devices in Taiwan. His company, Titoma, stands for Time To Market. They design, engineer and manufacture electronic products, mostly connected devices /IoT and the company helps its clients avoiding delays by designing next to the factories, solving issues on the spot. At Titoma, they take responsibility for the complete project, from industrial design and firmware all the way to mass manufacturing and logistics. The companies they work for want to avoid being stuck in the middle of any number of suppliers.  Their Taiwan head office is right in the middle of Asia's silicon valley, where devices such as Pebble and Nest are completely redesigned to make them manufacturable.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28901.mp3 Cary Carbonaro - Speaker, Author of The Money Queen's Guide: For Women Who Want to Build Wealth and Banish Fear and Managing Director of United Capital  [caption id="attachment_15090" align="alignright" width="192"] Cary Carbonaro[/caption] Cary Carbonaro is a Certified Financial Planner. She provides objective, impartial and comprehensive Private Wealth Management Services, but she is more than just your everyday CFP, Cary is a teacher, therapist, translator and all-around financial advocate. Her 20-plus years of diverse financial experience includes eight years on Wall Street at JP Morgan Chase, three years at Citibank as a Vice President and two years as a Director at Lord Abbett Investment. Due to her vast financial experience, Cary was an Education Manager for the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and was also a National Instructor for the Kaplan Professional/Dearborn division of the accelerated CFP program. She taught at Fordham University and was the President for the Florida Financial Planning Association in 2006. Because of her credentials, Cary is an Orlando Sentinel "Money Matters Hotline" Expert. She has also been quoted numerous times in a variety of well-known publications, which include: Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Bloomberg, Money Magazine and Investors Business Daily. In addition to coauthoring the book "TIPS from the TOP: Targeted Advice from America 's Top Money Minds," she is also a contributor to the book, "The Wealth Management Manual." Cary has also been a guest on "The Today Show", CBS, Fox News and ABC. She has been on PBS Nightly Business News numerous times.   Joanie Connell, Ph.D. - President of Flexible Work Solutions & Author of Flying without a Helicopter: How to Prepare Young People for Work and Life [caption id="attachment_15083" align="alignright" width="168"] Joanie Connell[/caption] Joanie B. Connell, Ph.D. is the founder of Flexible Work Solutions, a consulting firm that specializes in leadership assessment, development, and retention for all levels-executives, professionals, early career, and youth. She works hand-in-hand with organizations and individuals ranging from the Fortune 100 setting to not-for-profit, government as well as a host of other industries. Joanie is the author of "Flying Without A Helicopter: How to Prepare Young People for Work and Life," released in December 2014. She also served as a university professor teaching business and psychology students of all ages at the Rady School of Management at the University of California San Diego, the Marshall Goldsmith School of Management at Alliant International University, and in the Masters in Human Behavior program at National University. Her mission is to help organizations achieve excellence by increasing employee accountability and empowerment. Their assessment tools and research processes identify sources of problems and provide insights into how to improve effectiveness and productivity in organizations. They believe that accountability starts at the top and is manifested in the behaviors and examples set by the organization’s leaders regardless of their titles or positions.   ...