June 2016

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29775.mp3 Hillary Lewis - Founder & CEO of Lumi Organics [caption id="attachment_18263" align="alignright" width="179"] Hillary Lewis[/caption] Hillary Lewis is Founder & CEO of Lumi Organics. Lumi crafts 100% organic beverages and she is an INC 30 under 30 winner! They have a fully integrated, high pressure processing manufacturing facility in Charlottesville, Virginia. Lumi Juice is never pasteurized or heat-treated. Instead, they use high pressure processing to preserve flavor and nutrition. This maintains the integrity of the vital nutrients found in their cold-pressed juices. Lumi Juice created uniquely delicious and nutritious blends of veggie and fruit juices to integrate into your everyday routine and on-the-go lifestyles. One 16 ounce Lumi Juice contains approximately 2 pounds of vegetables and fruits. That’s your entire day’s serving of fruits and veggies! Hillary has worked with Barclays Capital and Avenue Capital Group prior to starting her own business.   Douglas Davis - Founder of The Davis Group and Author of Creative Strategy and the Business of Design [caption id="attachment_18266" align="alignright" width="214"] Douglas Davis[/caption] Douglas Davis enjoys being one of the variety of voices needed in front of and behind the concept, marketing plan, or digital strategy. His approach to creativity combines right-brained creative problem-solving with left-brained strategic thinking. The unique mix of creative strategy, integrated marketing, and art direction is what Douglas brings into the classroom. Douglas began his teaching career as an adjunct in tandem with his professional career, following in the footsteps of his mentors at Pratt Institute who worked during the day and taught at night. Currently, he is an associate professor within the Communication Design department at New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn. Douglas is a former adjunct professor at New York University in the Master’s in Integrated Marketing program and current adjunct associate professor at City College in the Branding and Integrated Communications (BIC) program. As a HOWDesign university contributor, his ideas have been presented in webinar, conference, and course format. His online class, Creative Strategy and the Business of Design, has been well received by a mix of creative professionals practicing in the United States and beyond. In 2011 Douglas founded The Davis Group LLC and continues to offer strategic solutions to client branding, digital, and design problems. In addition to client work and giving back in the classroom, Douglas was appointed to serve on the advisory board for New York City’s High School for Innovation in Advertising and Media (iAM). His advertising and academic experience aided him in authoring the four-year curriculum for the first public advertising high school in the country. Following the launch of iAM, Douglas contributed as an education consultant for the launch of the Manhattan Early College School for Advertising (MECA). Wow.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29769.mp3 Stephen Key - Inventor, Product Artist, and Author of One Simple Idea, Revised and Expanded Edition: Turn Your Dreams into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do the Work [caption id="attachment_18185" align="alignright" width="200"] Stephen Key[/caption] Stephen Key is an award-winning inventor, world-renowned intellectual property strategist, successful entrepreneur, and bestselling author. The more than 20 products he has licensed over the past 35 years have retailed in Walmart, 7-Eleven, and Disney stores and theme parks worldwide, as well as been endorsed by Michael Jordan, Alex Trebek, and Taylor Swift. Stephen is the Chief Technical Officer of SpinLabel Technologies as well as a cofounder of inventRight, a one-on-one coaching program that helps people license their ideas. His first book, One Simple Idea, has been translated into five other languages. He writes a popular weekly online column for Inc. and is long-standing contributor to Entrepreneur.com. His latest book Sell Your Ideas With or Without A Patent dives deep into the business strategy of using intellectual property to profit. He also runs Invent Right, a one on one coaching program for inventors.   Kevin Short - Managing Partner at Clayton Capital Partners and Author of Sell Your Business for an Outrageous Price: An Insider's Guide to Getting More Than You Ever Thought Possible [caption id="attachment_18187" align="alignright" width="143"] Kevin Short[/caption] Kevin M. Short is the Managing Partner and CEO of Clayton Capital Partners, a leading middle market M&A advisory firm, and author of the new book . Over the past 25 years, he has orchestrated over 150 purchase / sale transactions of mid-sized businesses with an aggregate value of more than $1 billion. An expert in merger and acquisitions, Kevin writes and speaks frequently on the topic to groups of business owners, advisers to business owners, and academics. His demonstartes how you can get an outrageous price when you sell your business!   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29763.mp3 Joel Helfer - Talk Show Host on Celebrity Entrepreneur Radio and Author of Get Published And Grow Your Business: How To Become The Hunted Not The Hunter [caption id="attachment_18177" align="alignright" width="216"] Joel Helfer[/caption] Joel Helfer was an AM talk radio producer, a #1 Amazon bestselling author, speaker, and current talk show host on Celebrity Entrepreneur Radio, an iTunes Show. His first book, “Get Published and Grow Your Business,” became an Amazon #1 National Best Seller in 3 categories and a Best Seller in Germany. He has written numerous articles for many trade publications, most recently Small Business Edge Magazine, and Small Business Trendsetters. Joel was quoted in over 150 digital websites, including ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, the Miami Herald, The Boston Globe, The Fort Worth Star and the LA Times. Joel enjoyed a 40 year career in the commercial glass and glazing industry in Chicago, and was a partner in 5 multi-million dollar glass and glazing, manufacturing and distribution businesses. These included Novelty Glass & Mirror, Columbia Glass and Plastics and Costello Glass and Mirror. He was elected President of the Illinois Glass Association in 1979 and co-founded the National Glass and Metal Hall of Fame in 1985.   Bob Chalfant - Director of the Fitzgerald Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, Univ. of Akron [caption id="attachment_18170" align="alignright" width="187"] Bob Chalfant[/caption] Bob Chalfant teaches university-wide entrepreneurship courses at the undergrad and graduate levels at the University of Akron. He promotes entrepreneurship throughout the university, community, region, U.S. and the world through the dissemination of practical experiential and theoretical knowledge. Bob is a Partner at NEO Management LLC and a Director at the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium. He served as CEO and Board Member of The MetalWood Bat Company. He was the winner of the 1st prize in Case Western Reserve University’s Business Launch Competition for ComSense Technology, and was named "Urban Pioneer" by Crain's Cleveland Business. During time in Vietnam, he won the Service Medal, the Navy Unit Commendation, and the Good Conduct Medal.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29761.mp3 Andrea Simon - Corporate Anthropologist and Author of On the Brink: A Fresh Lens to Take Your Business to New Heights [caption id="attachment_17978" align="alignright" width="240"] Andrea Simon[/caption] Andrea Simon is a Corporate Anthropologist and runs Simon Associates Management Consultants. She is a trained practitioner in Blue Ocean Strategy, a trained facilitator and a trainer in Innovation Games. She specializes in anthropology in changing organizations. Her team has a proprietary ChangeMap process which they designed to help companies "see, feel and think" in new ways. The process includes applying observational research, visual exploring, and cultural assessments to create new visions for an organization. Often their work leads to helping re-brand a company, shift their marketing and communications strategies, adjust their culture, and help implement their growth initiatives. Her work is summarized in her new book, On the Brink. She spent a decade in academia at Ramapo College in New Jersey and as a Visiting Professor at Washington University in St. Louis teaching Entrepreneurship to Arts and Science students; 15 years of senior executive positions in financial services organizations; and 7 years in healthcare branding and marketing. She has appeared on Good Morning America and has been interviewed for The Washington Post, Business Week, and Forbes, and has written for FierceHealthcare, Executive Street blog, and American Banker. A widely engaged speaker, she has conducted workshops and speeches for Vistage International, TEC, and The Executive Council and has presented keynote speeches and workshops at the National Association of Electrical Distributors, Family Firm Institute, IACC, ABIT, Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development, and the Forum for Healthcare Marketing, among others.   George R. Faller - President at NY Center for EFT and Author of Sacred Stress: A Radically Different Approach to Using Life's Challenges for Positive Change [caption id="attachment_18237" align="alignright" width="175"] George R. Faller[/caption] George R. Faller was a lieutenant in the New York City Fire Department for twenty years who participated in 9/11 rescue efforts, is a licensed marriage and family therapist, an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy supervisor, and an Emotionally Focused certified therapist, supervisor and trainer. He is also the founder and president of the New York Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy and teaches at the Ackerman Institute in Manhattan. 15 years ago, George witnessed, first hand, how those horrific events were affecting the lives and relationships of his colleagues, prompting him to join the counseling unit of the FDNY. His new book takes a unique look at stress and shows how it can actually be good for us!   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29757.mp3 Walter Scherr - Author of Walter's Way [caption id="attachment_18093" align="alignright" width="205"] Walter Scherr[/caption] Walter Scherr was a depression era kid who survived tuberculosis and six years in a sanatorium to become a leader in the business community. He was a boardroom millionaire and a key figure in the early days of the high-tech revolution. Walter’s story connects the dots between those lives he touched and those that touched his. He held the positions of Executive Vice President (1993-1995) and Chief Financial Officer (1990-1993) at Veeco Instruments Inc., becoming a director in 2005. He has also served as a consultant for the company since 1995. He served as General Manager of the UPA Technology Division in the 1980s, as well as a variety of other financial and operating management positions with Litton Industries and Sperry Gyroscope Co, including group Vice President. However, Walter was not only an executive, but also a visionary — in the 1980's, he was the Principal and Founder of Visual Sciences Inc./Panafax (the first publicly traded facsimile company). He was also an Associate Professor at Farmingdale State School and Co-Founder of The Vera and Walter Scherr and Family Foundation.     This show features the latest episode of our entrepreneurial serial podcast! The story is called “Venture and Vultures: An Entrepreneurial Thriller.” Here is Chapter Thirty Four. 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" Chapter Twenty Nine "I Can Save This" Chapter Thirty, "Someone will Die" Chapter Thirty One, "The Subpoenas Go Out Today" Chapter Thirty Two, "I've Hated Him Since His Dog Ate My Nerf Football" Chapter Thirty Three, "Someone Is Dead" and now Chapter Thirty Four, "I Was Sued 3 Times Today" ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29751.mp3 Kevin Odekirk - President & COO: Executive Management and Franchise Creation at Big Air Trampoline Park [caption id="attachment_18058" align="alignright" width="216"] Kevin Odekirk[/caption] Kevin Odekirk has a most interesting background! After acting in Les Miserables on Broadway and with major entertainers such as Julie Andrews, he gained over fifteen years of experience as a key figure in the marketing and expansion of several Fortune 500 companies, such as Jaguar Land Rover, EMI Capitol Records, Max Muscle and NSP. He and his team partnering with giants in the family entertainment industry to introduce Big Air to America. Big Air  Trampoline Park is the premier ondoor play area franchise in the US and beyond. With an offering second to none in terms of support, training, branding, and customer experience, Big Air will be the next big thing.   Rafih Benjelloun - Executive Chef at Imperial Fez Restaurant [caption id="attachment_18051" align="alignright" width="207"] Rafih Benjelloun[/caption] Rafih Benjelloun has been in Atlanta since 1991, when he opened the Moroccan restaurant, Imperial Fez. Imperial Fez has been recognized by media and food critics around the nation and the world and has become a favorite for Atlantans. Rafih was born in Fez, Morocco and studied the arts throughout Western Europe and in San Francisco. He began his career as a restaurateur at a Moroccan restaurant in San Francisco called Mamounia. He later opened several Moroccan restaurants throughout Colorado before moving to Atlanta. He loves to cook great Moroccan cuisine and to introduce people to exciting cuisine and make them embrace good healthy and flavorful food.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29747.mp3 Diane Gardner EA, ATP, CTC - Owner at Adept Business Services - A Tax Coach for You [caption id="attachment_18055" align="alignright" width="210"] Diane Gardner[/caption] Diane Gardner is passionate in her desire to see small business owners pay the least amount of tax possible through utilizing tax planning services. She doesn't just record history (tax preparation), she wants to help you write the future through formal tax planning and tax reduction. Diane has spent many years providing high quality bookkeeping, payroll, QuickBooks, and income tax services to her clientele. Over the years, she has seen the need to assist business owners in the quest for knowledge of how to operate a successful business. She has implemented a system to educate her clients in ways to be more successful in their businesses.   Michael Kay - President of Financial Life Focus and Author of The Feel Rich Project: Reinventing Your Understanding of True Wealth to Find True Happiness [caption id="attachment_18041" align="alignright" width="210"] Michael Kay[/caption] Michael F. Kay is a Certified Financial Planner®, author and speaker on personal finance and financial life planning. He is the author of two books (The Feel Rich Project and The Business of Life) and he speaks and delivers workshops across the U.S. His latest book, The Feel Rich Project, is about transforming your relationship with money—reaching clarity on what matters most and developing a personal plan to reach it. He is the President of Financial Life Focus and a regular contributor to Forbes and Psychology Today.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29743.mp3 Curtis Hougland - Co-founder of Ideaology Curtis Hoagland founded one of the first new media agencies in 1991 and one of the first social media agencies in 2004, both named Attention. Over a 25-year career, he built and sold four companies and launched nine practices specializing in word-of-mouth marketing. Curtis excels in translating complex online behaviors into purchase decisions, brand relationships and most recently, social good. As CEO of Attention, he co-developed Tracx, one of the only social listening platforms to model true ROI in social media by calculating purchase intent; incubated RANE, the first expert network of the world’s top safety, security and risk management experts; and co-launched the first social marketing practice to specialize in regulated industries such as pharma and finance. Today, he spearheads the first privately-led social media marketing program to counter extremism globally in partnership with Google, Facebook and Twitter. He is a frequent writer for Ad Age, PSFK and Knowledge @ Wharton, among others, and speaker at conferences such as Cannes, SXSW and Wired Disrupt, among others.   Tammy Kling - TEDx Speaker, Forbes Coaches Council, Leadership Expert, Best-Selling Author & CEO of OnFire Books [caption id="attachment_18036" align="alignright" width="209"] Tammy Kling[/caption] Tammy Kling is an internationally published, best-selling author and also, the ghostwriter of 251 books and counting, including: The Compass, Freedom, and There's More to Life than the Corner Office. Tammy's latest book, Words is being used by the Ritz Carlton in their leadership training. She has appeared or been mentioned on Dateline NBC, Oprah Radio, Primetime, Extra, 20/20, The Discovery Channel, Geraldo, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. Tammy regularly serves as an editor and ghostwriter, helping her clients transform their stories into powerful, engaging narratives. She ghostwrites business articles, white papers, biographies, and blogs that reach 300,000+ audiences. She has particular expertise in areas, such as business, leadership, health and wellness, ministry, culture, and sports. Aside from professional writing/editing/publishing, Tammy is also a renowned speaker who addresses audiences on topics such as crisis management, goal setting, and forgiveness. In fact, Tammy was a former crisis management team leader and management executive with American Airlines and one of the first books she wrote was about an airplane crash in the Colombian jungle.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29744.mp3 [caption id="attachment_6778" align="alignright" width="200"] Ken Dunn[/caption] Ken Dunn - Founder & CEO of Reader's Legacy and Next Century Publishing and Author of The Greatest Prospector in the World: A historically accurate parable on creating success in sales, business & life Ken Dunn started as an investigative policeman but was always interested in entrepreneurship. In 2001, he founded a mortgage company in Ontario and grew it to over $40 million in annual sales. He is co-founder of  Ocean Avenue, operating in 10 Asian countries selling vacation packages. In addition to his new book on prospecting for sales, he has written several other books including the great "How to Write a Book in Two Hours." His newest company, Next Century Publishing, describes a great new way to publish your book. You all know I think everyone needs to write a book.  It is the business card of the 21st century. Ken's new way of getting your book out is phenomenal and we endorse it 100%!      ...