15 Jan January 15, 2016 – Show #700! Dr. Madeline Ann Lewis, Franchise Builder Mark Stoner & Venture and Vultures Chapter 21
Dr. Madeline Ann Lewis – Chair of Executive Women’s Success Institute
Dr. Lewis is President/CEO of the Executive Women’s Success Institute. The author of two books, she conducts workshops and seminars that have been presented throughout the United States and abroad. Dr. Lewis was selected by the Minority Enterprise Executive Council as one of the “50 Women of Power in Business” in 2012. She was also selected by Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce as “Business Woman of the Year” and she received a Literary Award for her book “Finding Your Best Inside: How to Persevere and Become the Person You Are Meant to Be.” She has been certified by The Professional Woman Network as a Diversity Trainer with special emphasis in Women Issues. Dr. Madeline Ann Lewis has decades of experience in the military, the federal government, and corporations – as an executive, a coach, and a trainer/speaker. She can help you tap into the centers of influence that will move your career forward –with purpose, passion and your unique brand of success, using her proprietary “8 Habits of Highly Successful Women” system.
Mark Stoner – Director of Marketing at SirVent Franchising
Mark Stoner is one of the founders ofSirVent Franchising. It is offering franchise opportunities throughout the United States. SirVent is a partnership created by industry members and leaders Jim Brewer, Mark Stoner, Cliff Slagle and Jake Loeffler. The partners state their goals as: Raising the bar in the chimney & venting industry by providing business owners with excellent business operation systems, marketing & sales systems, and technical training for both business owners and employees. The partners hope to increase consumer awareness of the need for chimney and venting service by tapping into the estimated 95 percent of American homes that have never been serviced by a chimney or venting professional. “SirVent believes the chimney and venting service industry is still an emerging market with the potential to increase in size benefiting both new and existing chimney service companies.” Mark is also President of Ashbusters Chimney Service and was a Torch Award Finalist from the Better Business Bureau. He won the NEXT Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Nashville Entrepreneur Organization. His company is an Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner, has a Better Business Bureau A+ rating, and won the Services Select Award.
This show features the latest episode of our entrepreneurial serial podcast! The story is called “Venture and Vultures: An Entrepreneurial Thriller.” Here is Chapter Twenty One. 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?”
Chapter Fourteen, “Does that Mean We Get to Party with Clint Eastwood?”
Chapter Fifteen, “Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner”
Chapter Sixteen, “So, Who’s the CEO of this Business?”
Chapter Seventeen, “I’ll Take 40% of This Business”
Chapter Eighteen, “Hail, the Conquering Heroes!”
Chapter Nineteen, “So, We All Vote Yes?”
Chapter Twenty, “We Don’t Make Machines Like That, but For You We Will”