May 2016

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29620.mp3 Susan Schreter - Entrepreneurship Educator, VC and Private Equity Advisor, Author of Start On Purpose: Everything You Need to Know and Do to Startup With Strength and Creator of an Incredible Funding Resource  [caption id="attachment_17459" align="alignright" width="210"] Susan Schreter[/caption] Susan Schreter come from a venture capital and buyout fund background.  She teaches venture finance at the MBA level and in workshops. She is devoted to solving the startup difficulty in finding capital, especially for entrepreneurs outside of Silicon Valley. As such, Start on Purpose was launched as the largest free search directory of funding sources in America. She is also author of Start on Purpose, an easy, action-step driven book that helps startup entrepreneurs build a valuable business. Susan is a strategic advisor to venture-backed companies, incubators and seed and early-stage investment funds ans a regular contributor to Yahoo! Small Business, MSN, FoxBusiness.com and more. She serves as a National Association of Corporate Directors’ Fellow and on the Board of Directors/Chair of the Audit Committee Jones Soda. She has taught at the University of Washington Foster School of Business in their  MBA program.   Dr. Michael Glauser - Executive Director of Entrepreneurial Programs at Utah State University and Author of Main Street Entrepreneur: Build Your Dream Company Doing What You Love Where You Live [caption id="attachment_17462" align="alignright" width="150"] Michael Glauser[/caption] Dr. Michael Glauser is the Executive Director of the Clark Center for Entrepreneurship at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. He has extensive experience as an entrepreneur, business consultant and university professor. He is the co-founder and CEO of My New Enterprise, an online training and development company. He sold Golden Swirl Management Company and Northern Lights to CoolBrands International. His consulting clients have included Associated Food Stores, The Boeing Company, Esso of Inter-America, Harmon Music Group, Saudi Consolidated Services, and USANA Health Sciences. Michael held faculty positions at the University of North Carolina, Westminster College and Utah State University. He published articles in magazines and professional journals, and two books on entrepreneurship and he appeared on Great Day America, First Business from Washington, Voice of America, Good Morning Chicago, the G. Gordon Liddy Show, and Associated Press Radio. He recently completed a 4,000 mile bicycle ride from the west coast of Oregon to the east coast of Virginia to interviewed 100 entrepreneurs who have successfully merged livelihood and lifestyle. The trip was covered by Inc., Forbes, Fast Company, CNN Money, and Entrepreneur Magazine and is chronicled in his new book "Main Street Entrepreneur."   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29616.mp3 Steve Rodgers - Business and LifeStyle Consultant at Alchemy Advisors and Author of Lead to Gold: Transition to transformation [caption id="attachment_17449" align="alignright" width="200"] Steve Rodgers[/caption] Steve Rodgers is founder and CEO of Alchemy Advisors. Steve was the CEO of Warren Buffet's California Prudential Realty Company and led the company and its 4600 agents to its peak in revenue of $25 billion. Upon leaving that company, he went on to build his own real estate empire with 8 offices and almost 500 agents within his first year. On the civic side, he contributes year-round to schools, charities, community events, and many other worthy causes. In 2009, the North San Diego Chamber of Commerce named him Corporate Citizen of the Year. An accomplished speaker, Steve has shared the stage with a diversity of acclaimed leaders such as International coach Marshall Goldsmith, and Allan Dalton (the former CEO of Realtor.com), John Assaraf, Brian Tracy, Greg Reid, and Mark Victor Hansen.   Fatima Doman - CEO of Authentic Strengths Advantage and Author of Authentic Strengths [caption id="attachment_17452" align="alignright" width="210"] Fatima Doman[/caption] Fatima Doman is founder and CEO of Authentic Strengths Advantage. She is an author and executive coach who has coached leaders from every continent except Antarctica! She speaks several languages and her clients value the unique global perspective she brings to coaching. Fatima is passionate about coaching people to measurably succeed by leveraging their strengths. Her coaching focuses on: positive leadership, performance, emotional intelligence, transitions, and executive vitality through whole life balance. Fatima has worked successfully with many fortune 100 and fortune 500 clients representing a variety of industries including technology, consulting, electronics, health care, insurance and media. She has also worked with higher education, aerospace, all branches of the U.S. military, NASA, law enforcement, the UNCR, the International Rescue Committee and with executive branches of governments. Fatima has served as Co-Founder and Co-Director of FranklinCovey's Global Executive Coaching Practice, and Faculty Member of the FranklinCovey/Columbia Business School Executive Education Coach Certification Program. During her 20 years at FranklinCovey she also managed the certification process for FranklinCovey's internationally acclaimed program The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, among other leadership programs.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29610.mp3 Corey Gladwell - Best-Selling Author of The Human Experience: A Guide to Personal Fulfillment, Meaningful Worth and Ultimate Awareness, Speaker and Life Coach [caption id="attachment_17490" align="alignright" width="189"] Corey Gladwell[/caption] Corey Gladwell shows us how possessions are nothing if you are not fulfilled. After a tough childhood, growing up on welfare, Corey became successful at the age of 23 owning his own restaurant and nightclub. He ultimately sabotaged himself because he was unsuccessful internally. He became addicted to drugs and lost everything. He was jobless, penniless and nearly homeless. Corey went into deep meditation for almost 4 years and wrote the insights and realizations that came to him during that time. He rebuilt his life from the inside out and is now in in the top 7% in his industry. He got back 10 times the material things, but more importantly, he is enjoying deep, loving relationships in his life. Corey shares his story in his new book about hitting rock bottom and coming back up. The book is filled with questions to ask yourself and get you to be living your best life!   Eliot Wagenheim - Principal at Wagonheim Law and Founder of Outlawyer Insights [caption id="attachment_17416" align="alignright" width="178"] Eliot Wagenheim[/caption] Eliot Wagonheim is a lawyer, writer, educator and strategist. He serves as a confidante, mentor and sounding board for entrepreneurs and organizational leaders who would rather do something great than simply draw a paycheck. He found himself interviewing for a job three years after graduating from law school for only the second time in his life. The first time resulted in a semi-disastrous summer job doling out candy in a movie theatre. (He was fired for flirting with the popcorn girl and “not having his mind on the movie business.”) In high school, he started a T-shirt company, selling original designs at Baltimore’s ethnic festivals. He paid college expenses by forming a buying group so that he could order blank cassette tapes direct from Maxell, TDK and BASF in bulk to sell to small record stores. While in law school, Eliot created the first lawyers legal temp service east of the Mississippi called LawTemps. That entrepreneurial drive, beginning with his exit from that movie theatre, is the essence of who he is. Three years after law school, in 1990, Eliot wrapped up LawTemps and began his training as a business lawyer with an accomplished boutique commercial and construction firm in Towson, Maryland. From that point forward, while learning his trade, he built a practice working with the kind of people he understands – entrepreneurs, innovators, creatives, and those who have a unique outlook and a real passion for what they do. Eliot was named a Maryland Super Lawyer, one of SmartCEO Magazine’s “Legal Elite” as a Go-To Business Lawyer, and has been awarded the coveted AV-Rating (excellent to preeminent) from the nationwide peer review firm Martindale Hubbell.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29606.mp3 Barbara Roberts - Entrepreneur in Residence at Columbia Business School, NYC Chair TIGER 21 and Exit & Transition Planning Expert [caption id="attachment_17403" align="alignright" width="171"] Barbara Roberts[/caption] Barbara Roberts is passionate about helping other entrepreneurs and family business owners start, grow, create wealth and transition to their next purpose after an exit. As Entrepreneur in Residence at Colombia Business School, she started their first incubator and the Harlem business program. Her Columbia Business School Whitepapers, “The Owner’s Journey” and “Life after an Exit”, help entrepreneurs navigate the challenges they face before, during, and after an exit or family ownership transfer. Her background in navigating entrepreneurship, personal transitions, and wealth management led her to TIGER 21, the premiere peer-learning network for ultra-high net worth individuals. As a TIGER 21 Chair, Barbara helps entrepreneurs and other highly successful individuals transition to their next passion and be more impactful stewards of their wealth. She started on Wall Street and was the first women to hold numerous senior positions in IPO marketing and securities research and concluded this chapter as the first woman to serve on Dean Witter's Board of Directors. After Wall Street, she transitioned to entrepreneur. As President of the stock photography agency, FPG International (now Getty Images), she championed the use of non-white models in commercial photography and received the Business Enterprise Award from President Clinton. Following the sale of FPG, Barbara lead and built the museum audio tour company, Acoustiguide. She currently serves on the NY Suffolk County Planning Commission and previously was Chair of the Advisory Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of NY.   Mike Zisman - Founder and CEO of Golf Genius Software [caption id="attachment_17407" align="alignright" width="179"] Mike Zisman[/caption] Mike Zisman is Founder and CEO of Golf Genius Software. Golf Genius offers affordable, fully-featured cloud-based software for organizing and managing golf events, leagues and golf trips at private clubs, public facilities and resorts. Whether it’s scoring a PGA of Canada championship, allowing a golf group captain to actually enjoy his or her trip, managing a member/guest tournament, or managing a league where the youngest golfer is 80+ years old, Golf Genius Software is about less work for those managing, more fun for those playing and more revenue for operators. In 1979 Mike left his position on the MIT faculty and founded Soft-Switch, the leading supplier of software and systems products to interconnect electronic mail systems. Soft-Switch was sold to Lotus Development Corp. in the early 1990’s, where Mike eventually became CEO. IBM acquired Lotus in 1995, and Mike went on to become a Vice President in the IBM Corporate Strategy Group, and served on the IBM Worldwide Management Council and the IBM Corporate Technology Council.  After his career in enterprise software, Mike spent time as a venture capitalist at Internet Capital Group (now Actua) but then returned to being an operator, founding Golf Genius Software in 2009. Mike is also a director of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts  and a number of venture backed boards, and a former trustee of the University of Pennsylvania, Lehigh University, The Philadelphia Orchestra and Main Line Health.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29601.mp3 Brian Scudamore - Founder & CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? [caption id="attachment_17394" align="alignright" width="191"] Brian Scudamore[/caption] Brian Scudamore is the Founder and CEO of O2E Brands, the banner company for 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, WOW 1 DAY PAINTING, You Move Me, WOW 1 Day Painting, and Shack Shine. Brian is a serial entrepreneur, known for pioneering the professional junk hauling industry with 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. Since conquering that market, he’s gone on to apply the O2E (Ordinary to Exceptional) formula to the painting, moving, and home-detailing industries. Currently, he’s at the helm of a burgeoning home-service empire; each brand has franchise locations in every major metro in North America and Australia. He’s a respected industry leader and speaker, well-known in the business community for his belief in people and passion for innovation. His companies have made celebrated appearances on ABC Nightline, Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, CNN, The Today Show, Oprah, and CNBC. Brian’s story has been featured in Fortune Magazine, The New York Times, Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and he contributes regularly to Forbes and Inc.com. He won the Lifetime Achievement Award Winner from the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization.   Tim Templeton - Management Consultant and Author of The Referral of a Lifetime: The Networking System That Produces Bottom-Line Results Every Day (The Ken Blanchard Series) [caption id="attachment_17397" align="alignright" width="211"] Tim Templeton[/caption] Tim Templeton has presented to and motivated sales professionals throughout the United States and abroad to a higher level of personal and business productivity. Tim is an experienced, engaging storyteller who reduces complex processes to understandable business and life applications. His ability to relate on a personal level with audiences through humor, humility, and his extensive business experience has delighted and motivated sales professionals everywhere. Berrett-Koehler published his "The Referral of a Lifetime," as the lead publication in The Ken Blanchard Series. His business processes and storytelling magic are highlighted in this best selling book which has been translated in twelve languages. In addition to his keynote services, his consulting services are available in a customized format specific to your processes and organization.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29599.mp3 Sam Calagione - Founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and Author of Off-Centered Leadership: The Dogfish Head Guide to Motivation, Collaboration and Smart Growth [caption id="attachment_17442" align="alignright" width="240"] Sam Calagione[/caption] Sam Calagione is the founder and owner of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, DE, the nation's fastest growing independent brewery, and Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach, DE. His innovative style has earned him a reputation as one of America's most adventurous entrepreneurs and brewers. He has been named Businessman of the Year by the Small Business Association and is the youngest person to be named to the Board of Directors for the Association of Brewers. Sam has been featured in publications as diverse as Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Playboy, People, and Bon Appetit, and Sam is the Executive Editor of Pallet magazine.   Phil LaBoon - CEO of Eyeflow Internet Marketing [caption id="attachment_17391" align="alignright" width="300"] Phil LaBoon[/caption] As an entrepreneur, Phil LaBoon started his first company in his parent’s basement in 2001. Fifteen years later, SEO is one of the most sought after inbound marketing services, and his company is one of the leading digital marketing agencies in the country. Alongside his handpicked team of industry experts, Eyeflow provides hundreds of clients with consulting and digital marketing services that help their business stand up and be heard by audiences both on and off the web. He is President of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Young Entrepreneurial Council (YEC) and recently started his own TV Show, Pittsburgh Tech Talk, as a way to bring attention and focus on some of the city’s biggest names and companies in tech. Phil speaks to startups on how to be a success in the fast-paced world of technology. He has invested in several startups as a way to help them hit the ground running and build their business. Phil made international headlines when he transformed his canceled wedding reception into a fundraising event that went on to raise $25,000 for a local charity dedicated to bettering life in Third World Countries, and went on to lead all fundraisers in a record setting year for the campaign. Finally, he was named to Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest for 2015.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29593.mp3 Ty Crandall - Business Credit Expert and Author of Business Credit Decoded: Discover the Secrets And Power of Business Credit [caption id="attachment_17382" align="alignright" width="125"] Ty Crandall[/caption] Ty L Crandall with his company Credit Suite has spent over 12 years helping clients obtain and rebuild excellent personal and business credit profiles. He has analyzed over 10,000 credit reports, giving him extensive knowledge of credit trending. Ty has also helped thousands of clients obtain business credit and funding without a personal guarantee. Ty is a certified expert on consumer credit laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Fair and Accurate Transaction Act. With his knowledge and experience he has managed to successfully build and sell a profitable credit improvement business, and helped hundreds of others learn how to do the same. He also donates his time to mentoring other credit industry professionals, always focusing on expanding the reach of consumer credit protection and business credit growth.   Rosalie Guillem - Founder of Le Macaron French Pastries [caption id="attachment_17444" align="alignright" width="180"] Rosalie Guillem[/caption] Rosalie Guillem is the founder of Le Macaron French Pastries, a french pastry franchise based in Florida. They have nearly 40 locations across the nation. She moved from France, where she was also an entrepreneur, and moved here with her daughter about a decade ago. They launched a french pastry business out of Sarasota, Florida, and have helped dozens of other folks start a business since franchising several years ago. Her dream is to share delectable French macarons with the world. She knew that with a little consumer education, and by treating the American palate to true French macarons made from only the finest ingredients, they could bring a true taste and texture sensation to the marketplace as a pastry franchisor.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29579.mp3 Bill Klein - TV Star, President and CEO at Rocky and Maggie's, and Author of Think Big: Overcoming Obstacles with Optimism [caption id="attachment_17326" align="alignright" width="180"] Bill Klein[/caption] Bill Klein Experienced business owner with nearly 20 years of experience in sales and marketing (healthcare, pet industry, management consulting); business integration through acquisition, new business creation and development and more! Candu provides consulting services for companies, large and small; professional speaking for events; celebrity endorsements and appearances for functions/trade shows; guidance for HR departments looking to hire people with disabilities. Rocky & Maggie's is a pet shop with a brick and mortar location, e-commerce platform and a relationship with Amazon.com. We are building with the hopes of franchising in a couple of years; and we now have a new product for big box stores in development!   Karin Slaughter - Author of Pretty Girls [caption id="attachment_17376" align="alignright" width="194"] Karin Slaughter[/caption] Karin Slaughter is the #1 internationally bestselling author of several novels, including the Grant County series. A long-time resident of Atlanta, she splits her time between the kitchen and the living room. She has sold over 33 MILLION books! Her books have been published in 33 languages. Her newest book, Pretty Girls, is about what happens to each family member when a child disappears. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, roughly 800,000 children are reported missing each year in the United States. That's more than 2,000 per day.   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 Nine. 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" Chapter Twenty Two, "You Are Taking Food Out of my Kids’ Mouths” Chapter Twenty Three, "There's Nothing Inside This Computer" Chapter Twenty Four, "He Just Spent Another Million Dollars!" Chapter Twenty Five, "I have $2.5 Million in My Pocket" Chapter Twenty Six, "That Money Has Been Spent" Chapter Twenty Seven, "The Greatest Party Ever!" Chapter Twenty Eight, "You Need Surgery Soon" and now Chapter Twenty Nine "I Can Save This" ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29574.mp3 Frank Bria - Author of Scale: How to Grow Your Business by Working Less  [caption id="attachment_17317" align="alignright" width="192"] Frank Bria[/caption] Frank Bria is a best-selling author, speaker and strategist. Many entrepreneurs work more than they should. In Scale: How to Grow Your Business by Working Less, Frank shares why you, the business owner, may be the exact thing that is keeping your business from growing as quickly as it could. By following his advice, you allow your company to grow faster - and drive more profit to you - when you get out of its way. An entrepreneurial veteran with high-tech and financial services experience, Frank has helped businesses grow on 4 continents. In addition to marketing and selling himself, he has worked with numerous firms, including some Fortune 500 and multinational companies, to exceed their market penetration goals. Frank has captured the strategies of successfully positioned businesses to help others with theirs.   Jo Hausman - Virtual Assistant Expert and Author of Go For It!: A Woman's Guide to Perseverance [caption id="attachment_17323" align="alignright" width="179"] Jo Hausman[/caption] Jo Hausman is a bestselling author and career coach. In her book, Go for It! A Woman’s Guide to Perseverance, readers can follow her personal struggle of grief, loss, laughter and joy and discover how they opened the doors to strengths, talents and the fulfillment of dreams. It’s an inspirational read for everyone. Jo is a self-starter with tenacity and proven leadership skills who is eager to spread her message and help others achieve success. She is an Alderwoman in the City Council of Brandon and she earned a Social Media Marketing Expert certification in January 2009. Jo loves helping her clients get caught up on their work so they are free to work ON their business instead of IN their business. Simmons Virtual Assistant is a multi-VA company that specializes in real estate services, graphic design, internet marketing, social media experts, database management, customer service and updating websites.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29571.mp3 David Burkus - Associate Professor of Management at Oral Roberts University and Author of Under New Management: How Leading Organizations Are Upending Business as Usual [caption id="attachment_17142" align="alignright" width="242"] David Burkus[/caption] David Burkus is a best-selling author, an award-winning podcaster, and management professor. In 2015, he was named one of the emerging thought leaders most likely to shape the future of business by Thinkers50, the world's premier ranking of management thinkers. His latest book, "Under New Management," reveals the counter intuitive leadership practices that actually enhance engagement and drive performance in companies. He is also the author of "The Myths of Creativity." David is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review and Forbes. His work has been featured in Fast Company, Inc., the Financial Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and on CBS This Morning. He's delivered keynote speeches and workshops for Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Google, and Stryker; at in-demand conferences such as SXSW and TEDx events; and to governmental leaders and military leaders at the U.S. Naval Academy and Naval Postgraduate School. He's also the host of the award-winning podcast Radio Free Leader. When he's not speaking or writing, David is in the classroom. He is associate professor of management at Oral Roberts University, where he teaches courses on organizational behavior, creativity and innovation, and strategic leadership. David was recently named one of the "Top 40 under 40 Professors Who Inspire." He was named  Scholar of the Year for the College of Business, Oral Roberts University for 2013 and 2014.   Thomas McLeod - CEO and Co-Founder at Omni, an On-Demand Storage Concierge [caption id="attachment_17133" align="alignright" width="216"] Thomas McLeod[/caption] Tom McLeod is Founder and CEO of Omni, the on-demand personal storage concierge based in San Francisco. With over 10 year’s experience growing innovative companies, he previously co-founded Pagelime, a SaaS CMS used by over 30,000 designers worldwide, and the mobile app lab Imaginary Feet, launching and marketing 15+ apps to over 10 million users. With a degree in audio engineering from American University, Tom’s first venture was the “successful-til-it-wasn’t” recording studio Heavy Syndication, which quickly transitioned to become a web design firm with the changing music industry. Having recorded over 500 songs, he still consults on the occasional music project. Tom’s social and philanthropic interests began early— his father ran a local non-profit and his mother taught in the public school system— he now sits on the board of Mama Hope, dedicated to building thriving communities in rural Africa and Central America; as well as the non-profit charity F*ck Cancer, advocating for early detection, prevention, and support for those affected by cancer.     ...