January 2016

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29174.mp3 Dr. Madeline Ann Lewis - Chair of Executive Women’s Success Institute [caption id="attachment_16015" align="alignright" width="200"] Dr. Madeline Lewis[/caption] 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 [caption id="attachment_15963" align="alignright" width="180"] Mark Stoner[/caption] 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" Chapter Twenty One, "We Need to Spend 9-10 Million this Quarter" ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29171.mp3   Darryl Lyons - Co-founder of Pax Financial Group, Author of Small Business Big Pressure: A Faith-based Approach to Guide the Ambitious Entrepreneur and Financial Advisor  [caption id="attachment_14237" align="alignright" width="226"] Darryl Lyons[/caption] Darryl Lyons is CEO and co-founder of the Pax Financial Group. He has been a licensed professional in the financial services industry since 1999. Throughout his career, he has won awards for recruiting and development from Fortune 100 companies. Darryl also served as the Chairman for the Brooks Development Authority. Shortly after his service, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro named a park “The Darryl W Lyons Park” in honor of his service. He was named to the 2010 San Antonio Business Journal’s “40 Under 40 Rising Stars,” which honors people making a difference in business and in the community. Today, we discuss his new book about faith based entrepreneurship.   Ramphis Castro - Kauffman Fellow and Managing Director of the The Founder Institute [caption id="attachment_15950" align="alignright" width="180"] Ramphis Castro[/caption] Ramphis Castro is the New York City Director for the Silicon Valley-based Founder Institute, the world's largest idea-stage accelerator, helping aspiring founders across the globe build enduring technology companies. He is also a Kauffman Fellow, a community of over 400 innovation investors worldwide representing 160 venture firms and corporate venture groups in 26 countries on 6 continents, collectively deploying $50B in venture capital. He is a founding partner of Mindchemy, a full-stack startup ecosystem acceleration & support organization that deploys programs facilitating experiential education to all stakeholders in a country. From entrepreneurs to emerging managers in the venture industry, Mindchemy has supported ecosystem growth in dozens of countries around the world.  Ramphis has served as policy adviser on entrepreneurship, technology, and economic development policy to leaders in Puerto Rico, Norway, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Guatemala, among others.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29167.mp3 Mike Gould - Initial Public Offerings (IPO) Leader at PwC [caption id="attachment_15945" align="alignright" width="180"] Mike Gould[/caption] Mike Gould is a Capital Markets partner at PwC. He has twenty five years of experience providing accounting, financial reporting and advisory services for the United States, South Korea, and the United Kingdom markets. Mike leads PwC's Public Offerings services practice in the US, where he helps his clients access the debt and equity capital markets in the US, by providing them with technical and project management advice on accounting and financial reporting issues associated with the SEC registration process, Initial Public Offerings ("IPO's"), 144a debt and equity offerings, divestitures and carve-outs, and conversions to and from IFRS and US GAAP. Mike's specific technical knowledge focuses on accounting for carve-outs, purchase accounting, pro forma financial statements, stock compensation, principles of revenue recognition, segmental reporting, the SEC registration process and private equity exit strategies. As a result, he frequently takes on the role of an “IPO Advisor” to help his clients both with their initial registration process, and also with the process of preparing to operate as a public company.   Ben Settle - Top Email Marketing Specialist  [caption id="attachment_15947" align="alignright" width="180"] Ben Settle[/caption] Ben Settle will help you double your sales with email. Ben says that he "shamelessly makes a living writing a quick email each morning and then I goof off the rest of the day." Sounds like the dream entrepreneurial life! He is sort of like a bum, but he gets paid. Ben writes daily email guides that you can receive, full of tips to increase sales through email. You can download a free copy of the first issue of his $97/month "Email Players" newsletter, which contains 24 ways to start doubling your income with email today. Great stuff.    ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29162.mp3 Lisa Nichols - New York Times Bestseller, Founder and CEO at Motivating the Masses  [caption id="attachment_15762" align="alignright" width="180"] Lisa Nichols[/caption] Lisa Nichols is the New York Times bestselling author of No Matter What!, and a recurring motivational speaking coach on The Steve Harvey Show and the Today show. Lisa is one of only two African American female founders to take her own company, Motivating the Masses, public. She coauthored Jack Canfield’s Chicken Soup for the African American Soul and Chicken Soup for the African American Woman’s Soul. A featured teacher in the self-help movie The Secret, she teaches, coaches, and lives a collection of life principles, beliefs, and habits that inspire people to live better, fuller, richer lives. She won the Humanitarian Award from South Africa, the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the Emotional Literacy Award, and  the Legoland Foundation’s Heart of Learning Award. Also, the Mayor of Henderson, Nevada has proclaimed November 20th as Motivating the Teen Spirit Day.   Gillian Zoe Segal - Author of Getting There: A Book of Mentors [caption id="attachment_15941" align="alignright" width="181"] Gillian Zoe Segal[/caption] Gillian Zoe Segal is the author of New York Characters and a new book called "Getting There: A Book of Mentors." In Getting There, thirty leaders in diverse fields share their secrets to navigating the rocky road to success. In an honest, direct, and engaging way, these role models describe the obstacles they faced, the setbacks they endured, and the vital lessons they learned. They dispense not only essential and practical career advice, but also priceless wisdom applicable to life in general. In the book, Gillian interviews stars like Warren Buffett, Kathy Ireland, Mayor Bloomberg, architect Frank Gehry, Anderson Cooper and Leslie Moonves.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29157.mp3 Roger Brown - Famous Inventor and Licensing Expert   [caption id="attachment_15701" align="alignright" width="182"] Roger Brown[/caption] Roger Brown started out writing jokes for a local morning radio show while in high school. This led to writing gags for nationally a syndicated comic strip which led him to writing for Marvel comics, D.C. Comics, Disney comics and a long list of other national publications. But eventually he got a real job in industry. He was hired by DuPont at the Savannah River Site as a Reactor Operator producing weapons grade plutonium, uranium and tritium. Roger is credited with saving the company millions of dollars through inventions, modifications to existing equipment and safety related issues. Over a 20 year employment at SRS, Roger received numerous awards for his inventions and creative thinking. Realizing his potential for creating marketable inventions, Roger turned to the private sector. Today, Roger has inventions licensed in the toy, tool, kitchen, eyewear, and nuclear industries. He has gotten all his products licensed and on the market spending less than $100 on each and some for as little as $8. They include Knockout Hockey, Power Pitch Horseshoes, Quick Clip, Pizza Scissors, Super Sleever, Ball Valve Extractor tool and most recently the Pebble Peeler. He has another kitchen gadget slated to hit store shelves in 2016. Roger has been a coach and mentor to numerous inventors interested in learning how to get their inventions licensed and to market with very little investment.   Matt Holmes - Founder of the Handshaking Video Series  [caption id="attachment_15937" align="alignright" width="180"] Matt Holmes[/caption] Matt ‘Handshakin’ Holmes is a serial entrepreneur and host of the Handshakin Video Series, featuring today’s top entrepreneurs on the best networking strategies. He took his first swing at entrepreneurship in 2009 by consulting in the automotive industry as a ‘realtor’ to help clients buy cars from a private party. He realized he needed to launch his first ‘big boy’ business if he really wanted to chase his dream. He launched Holmes Real Estate Group, which allowed out of state investors to ride part of the record breaking appreciation that Denver single family homes saw from 2011 to 2015. They were then rented to the thousands of millennials that moved to Denver every month during that time. After turning this company into a passive income machine, Matt sold part of it to chase bigger dreams--internet, tech startups, meeting the business leaders of the world. He has interviewed Congressmen, Venture Capitalists, and Billionaires, and Matt has also been on numerous podcasts sharing tips on strategically making connections and relationship building. He now helps aspiring entrepreneurs launch with the best networking strategies in the Handshakin Headquarters (co-working space) and Handshakin Startup Pre-accelerator.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29150.mp3 Steve Strauss - Senior USA TODAY Small Business Columnist [caption id="" align="alignright" width="150"] Steve Strauss[/caption] Steve Strauss is a leading small business expert and shares his wealth of knowledge as an internationally recognized speaker, columnist, and attorney. He is also the author of 17 books, including The Small Business Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Succeed in Your Small Business. As a weekly columnist at USATODAY.com, Steve gives insight to small business owners and entrepreneurs on everything from writing in the workplace to marketing, and his column is one of the longest-running business columns in the world - running for 17 years. Steve has spoken as an expert for the U.S. State Department in locations such as India, Japan, Mongolia, and the West Bank, and he sits on the Board of the World Entrepreneurship Forum in France. Today, he shares the latest results from the Bank of America Small Business Survey.     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. 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?" and now Chapter Twenty, "We Don't Make Machines Like That, but For You We Will" ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29146.mp3 Guy Spier - Value Investor and Author of The Education of a Value Investor: My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment [caption id="attachment_15911" align="alignright" width="300"] Some guy, Guy's wife and Guy Spier[/caption] Guy Spier is the principal investor at the Aquamarine Fund which is an investment partnership closely modeled on the original Buffett Partnerships, investing primarily in equities. Investors include friends and family, high net worth individuals, their family offices, private banks investing on behalf of their clients and even some institutional investors and pension funds. One of his best learning experiences was his $650,000 lunch with Warren Buffett, which he bid on and won in 2007. He did his undergraduate degree at Oxford where Guy did some tutorials with David Cameron. He graduated in 1988 with a First Class Degree and the George Webb Medley Prize for the top performance in Economics. He serves on the Alumni Board of the Harvard Business School and is on the advisory board of Horasis. Guy is the co-chair of the Weizmann Science and Business Club and is a TEDx co-Host in Tel Aviv and in Zurich.   Ace Chapman - Business Acquisitions Consultant [caption id="attachment_15797" align="alignright" width="155"] Ace Chapman[/caption] Ace Chapman bought his first business when he was nineteen. It was a stock market simulator called CoolWallStreet. After he sold his business, he was still tempted by the ease of taking a job and he took an amazing offer to enter corporate America. After playing around in the stock market and attempting some start up business ideas here and there, his savings had dwindled. A college dropout, Ace knew he would hit a glass ceiling in the corporate world. Eventually he was fired and he had a choice. Either go back and find another job or shoot for something bigger. He decided to find another business to buy and bought his next business and put up billboards all over the city saying, “We Buy Ugly Houses.” Ace grew that business to his first million dollar business and sold it. He took some of the money and bought two retail stores, one in Chattanooga and another out of state. At one point each business was doing over $1 million dollars in revenue. Before he knew it, he was on the path to becoming a true dealmaker. He went on to acquire 15 offline businesses and sold 13 of them.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29142.mp3 Vincent Nguyen - Facebook Ads Lead Generator and Founder of the Self Stairway [caption id="attachment_15886" align="alignright" width="179"] Vincent Nguyen[/caption] Vincent Nguyen is a Facebook ad expert and author of Self Stairway. His company Growth Ninja will handle everything from Facebook ad and landing page creation to split-testing and audience targeting. Growth Ninja is a Lead Generation service that manages all aspects of lead generation and it offers performance-based pricing, so you only pay for what you get. He has written for several popular personal development blogs such as Tiny Buddha, Marc and Angel Hack Life, Dumb Little Man, Addicted2Success, Primer Magazine, and more. His Self Stairway website has content without the sugarcoating, no beating around the bush, and no telling you to “just be optimistic.” He believes in offering only practicality, truth, and a swift ass-kicking to motivate you.   Rick Martinez - Founder and CEO at Life Pivot & BizAcademyOnline and Author of The Power of BINK [caption id="attachment_15889" align="alignright" width="180"] Rick Martinez[/caption] Rick Martinez helps hungry entrepreneurs to be "freakin' awesome" so that they can make more money and live the life of their dreams. He is a lifestyle entrepreneur that teaches entrepreneurs, freelancers, dreamers and hustlers how to make a living doing what they love. He started out as a hard working registered Army nurse then transitioned into the business world in late 2000. Since then he has written a fantastic book, invested and advised start ups (and even Hollywood movies). Rick has built companies in multiple industries (both product and service based, CrossFit gyms, media, information marketing) that have made well into the 8 figures and sold some for 7 figures. He is very active at Entrepreneurs' Organization and has won San Antonio's "40 Under 40" award and The Jefferson Award for Public Service.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29140.mp3 Sue B. Zimmerman - Instagram Expert, Social Media Consultant and Founder of Insta-Results [caption id="attachment_15876" align="alignright" width="180"] Sue B. Zimmerman[/caption] Sue B. Zimmerman is the #instagramexpert, founder of Insta-Results (the world's first comprehensive online Instagram course) and Ready Set Gram (a beginner Instagram course) and author of the #1 e-book Instagram Basics for your Business. She's a Top CreativeLive instructor, powerful speaker on prominent stages like Social Media Markeing World 15 and highly sought after business coach. She's passionate about teaching entrepreneurs, business execs, and marketing professionals how to easily leverage the power of Instagram to get tangible business results. As a serial entrepreneur, Sue B. has started over eighteen businesses, including her own boutique SueB Do, Boxer Rebellion and Sue B. Zimmerman Enterprise. With her extensive knowledge in social media and 25 +  years of business experience, it's Sue B.'s mission to teach, mentor and empower others to be highly successful entrepreneurs.   Craig Cody - Founder/Owner of Craig Cody & Company and Author of Secrets of a Tax Free Life [caption id="attachment_15881" align="alignright" width="180"] Craig Cody[/caption] Criag Cody served 17 years as a New Work City Police Officer (thanks for your service!) and he retired as a Lieutenant in September 2000. He had an opportunity to pursue his interest in finance and joined an international CPA firm. While he no longer is chasing “perps” down the streets of New York City, Craig still maintains the same type of rush and dedication to saving clients thousands of dollars in taxes and seeing the look of delight on their faces. His practice is rooted in tax planning, finding ways to legally reduce tax liabilities and keep more of what his clients earn. Each new client, corporate and personal, is given a tax analysis in which Craig reviews prior tax returns as well as current financials in order to identify missed opportunities and prior mistakes which resulted in unnecessary tax expenditures. Then, he implements a personalized plan to save the client thousands. As a Certified Tax Coach™, Craig belongs to a select group of practitioners throughout the country who undergo extensive training and continued education on various tax planning techniques and strategies in order to become, as well as remain, certified. With this organization, he has co-authored an Amazon best seller, "Secrets of a Tax Free Life."   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29132.mp3 Michael Belfiore - Publicity for Startups Guru and Contributing Writer at Popular Mechanics, Bloomberg Businessweek & Smithsonian  [caption id="attachment_15848" align="alignright" width="210"] Michael Belfiore[/caption] Michael Belfiore is an author and journalist reporting on the innovations shaping our world. He has written about game-changing technologies for the New York Times, Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, Smithsonian, Air & Space, Financial Times, Foreign Policy, and many other outlets. He is an International Aerospace Journalist of the Year Award finalist and a recipient of the Space Frontier Foundation’s NewSpace Award for outstanding journalism. In addition to his reporting in print, Michael has appeared as a commentator on the Fox Business Network, Bloomberg Radio and on CNN, CTV’s Canada AM, NPR’s Marketplace and Morning Edition, Showtime’s Penn & Teller: BS!, and C-SPAN. Michael’s Rocketeers: How a Visionary Band of Business Leaders, Engineers, and Pilots Is Boldly Privatizing Space is the first book to chronicle the birth of the commercial space age and show how innovative companies are radically changing how we reach space and creating potentially vast new markets in the process. But, Michael is with us today to introduce us to his new online learning center devoted to helping entrepreneurs get free PR and publicity, a greatly needed resource.   Scott Monday - Co-founder/CEO at CRATE Franchise Systems and Entrepreneurship Blogger [caption id="attachment_15863" align="alignright" width="210"] Scott Monday[/caption] Scott Monday is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of CRATE Franchise Systems — the franchisor of kitchenCRATE and bathCRATE. He is the authoritative voice in the home improvement business and an expert in lead generation. Scott Monday is experienced in residential and commercial development, including project management, land acquisition, restoration and residential and commercial renovation, as well as finding and developing potential customers. He is a partner in the residential construction company Trinity Renovation, Inc. — under which kitchenCRATE & bathCRATE of the Central Valley operates — and for-profit affordable housing development partnership Trinity Ventures RE, LLC. Scott and co-founder Jared Oller established the CRATE concepts based on mutual interests and their long-term working relationship. CRATE's franchising model provides solutions for challenges that all home improvement businesses know well: lead generation and maximizing profit-per-workday. CRATE supports franchise owners with these activities so they can focus primarily on satisfying customers and maximizing profit.   ...