January 2017

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30438.mp3 Seth Merrin - Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young and Founder of LiquidNet [caption id="attachment_20739" align="alignright" width="180"] Seth Merrin[/caption] Seth Merrin has reinvented how Wall Street can work for good and use technology to make the markets safer and more efficient for investors. As founder and CEO of Liquidnet, Seth has built a different kind of financial services company that is dedicated to rewiring the asset management industry by eradicating market inefficiency, driving investment performance and enabling the efficient flow of investable assets around the world. As the global institutional trading network, Liquidnet connects more than 780 of the largest asset managers to large scale trading opportunities across five continents and 43 markets. Asset managers rely on Liquidnet to help them protect the performance of their portfolios by allowing them to trade more efficiently benefitting the millions of people who invest in mutual, managed, retirement, or other equity investment funds. Today, he is a sought-after thought leader on market structure and management and is invited to speak regularly with regulators around the world and the industry at prestigious events including: the World Exchange Congress, Federation of European Securities Exchanges and the Milken Institute Global Conference. He won the Innovator of the Decade by Advanced Trading Magazine, was listed as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Finance by Treasury and Risk Magazine,and as Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young.      Femi Adebogun - CEO at Testify Software [caption id="attachment_20742" align="alignright" width="180"] Femi Adebogun[/caption] Femi Adebogun is a programmer, problem solver and technology innovator with a passion for improving broken and inefficient systems. While still in High School, he founded Testify Software, an EdTech start-up geared towards individualized learning. Alongside Testify, Femi designs and develops custom websites and applications for commercial clients throughout the United States. Testify is an education technology start-up focusing on individualized learning. Testify provides predictive and analytic software to K12 schools which allows administrators to make informed student placement decisions. He raised a successful Pre-Seed funding round of $25,000.   Brenda Grant - Baldridge Award Winner and Chief Strategy Officer at Charleston Area Medical Center [caption id="attachment_20694" align="alignright" width="150"] Brenda Grant[/caption] As Chief Strategy Officer for Charleston Area Medical Center, Brenda Grant is responsible for development and deployment of strategic and business plans for the CAMC Health System. She is experienced in the development, implementation and long term success of community health programs and collaborative networks, community health needs assessment, medical staff development planning and outcome measurement. Brenda is a past Senior Examiner for the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program and is a Judge for The Partnership for Excellence and now leads the CAMC Health System’s Baldridge efforts.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30439.mp3 Martin Yate - NY Times Bestseller and Executive Resume Writer and Career Coach  [caption id="attachment_11234" align="alignright" width="216"] Martin Yate[/caption] Martin Yate has been a guest on the show several times before, and we enjoy him so much, we asked him back. He is the author of the best selling Knock Em Dead series of career books, including "Knock 'em Dead 2017: The Ultimate Job Search Guide." He has been delivering advice and expertise to professionals for more than 30 years, helping them find jobs, write effective resumes and cover letters, and reach their career goals. He also works one-on-one with clients through his professional resume writing, LinkedIn profile development, and career coaching services. His career management strategies have a proven record of helping professionals design and find success with SEO and ATS-compatible resumes that get the attention of recruiters and hiring personnel. And he has a new online platform you will want to know about!   Taylor Johnson - CEO/Co-Founder of VentureStorm - An Entrepreneur/Developer Matching Platform [caption id="attachment_20735" align="alignright" width="192"] Taylor Johnson[/caption] Taylor Johnson is a Co-founder and CEO of VentureStorm, a web platform designed to connect entrepreneurs and startups to talented software developers. Taylor and his team recognized the disconnect between the entrepreneurial and developer communities as an opportunity. As VentureStorm began by connecting collegiate entrepreneurs to collegiate developers, the need for the platform outside of the college market pushed the team to open it up. VentureStorm is now an active and thriving community of thousands of makers and innovators working to shape the world as they see fit. His work has been featured in publications such as the Washington Post and Huffington Post.   Manoj Madhusudanan - Managing Director of InsightBee [caption id="attachment_20737" align="alignright" width="180"] Manoj Madhusudanan[/caption] Manoj Madhusudanan offers business insights and market intelligence from InsightBee, global specialists in preparing high quality tailored business insight reports, fast. Using next generation technology and industry leading human expertise, InsightBee provides accurate and up-to-date reports on companies, executives, sectors or specific business questions, tailored to your exact specifications for impressive value. They offer guaranteed insights you can rely on to help you understand your clients, achieve your business development goals and move quicker than the competition. With access to Evalueserve’s 3000+ global team, they deliver quality insights quicker, at an affordable rate. Manoj is Global Head of Operations of Evalueserve. The key practices served include ICT, energy, transportation, consumer goods, consulting firms, law firms and advisory firms. The functional areas served across these client segments include business research, market rersearch, data analytics and intellectual property.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30440.mp3 Zandra Cunningham - Founder of Zandra By Azariah's Innocence [caption id="attachment_20646" align="alignright" width="191"] Zandra Cunningham[/caption] Zandra Azariah Cunningham is a 16 year old entrepreneur from Buffalo, NY. Her fascination with entrepreneurship began when she was 9 years old. It was a result of her dad's refusal to buy her beloved lip balm. His "NO" forced her to do the work and make her own. With the assistance of her family, her newfound appreciation for entrepreneurship, and focus, she started her business, Azariah’s Innocence, a few days shy of her tenth birthday. Her first products, lip balms and whipped shea body butters, were sold at local farmer markets in the summer of 2010.  She started with lip balms and body butter because these were products that she frequently used herself. Her mission to make products that smelled good and kept her skin soft without irritating it.      David Zamarin - Founder of DetraPel  [caption id="attachment_20625" align="alignright" width="180"] David Zamarin[/caption] As a freshman in high school, David Zamarin started his first real business venture servicing local university sports teams by cleaning, conditioning, and repairing their shoes. The conditioning service offered a repellent product that included a bottom coat and top coat, which cost $560. In addition to the product, $800 worth of protective gear needed to be ordered from the company. Unfortunately, David waited four months and never received his back-ordered product. Luckily, the business grew well, and David got an opportunity to sell it. Two weeks after, while thinking of his next business venture, David went online to research the repellent product that he never received. He came across their Safety Data Sheets and noticed that the product was carcinogenic and could cause birth defects if it were to come in contact with one's skin. After realizing this, David noticed that the repellent dried white and ruined fabrics. Immediately, he knew he caught a break and that there was a new problem to be solved. He began researching nanotechnology and came across things in nature that had repellent qualities. With no chemical background during the summer of his upcoming sophomore year of high school, David used Google religiously to engineer a formula that was safe and effective. That's when DetraPel and its mission were born. Stop making your life harder with all of the countless cleanings that you simply cannot avoid when it comes to your beloved products. We believe in making your life easier and more enjoyable, which is why we developed a formula that will protect your fabrics and materials from getting wet and dirty so that you can enjoy them just like you did when you bought them. DetraPel is a superior hydrophobic liquid repellent spray that uses nanotechnology to repel almost anything off of almost any surface from water to mud.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30441.mp3 Frank Cottle - Chairman and Founder at Alliance Virtual Offices [caption id="attachment_20815" align="alignright" width="240"] Frank Cottle[/caption] Frank Cottle founded the Alliance Business Centers Network and the Alliance group of affiliated companies which are globally involved in all aspects of Office Business Centers and Virtual Office industries. Alliance Virtual Offices provides premium virtual office and telecommunications solutions for companies all over the world. Alliance combines three central components necessary to service mobile and work-from-home professionals: People, Place and Technology. This unique combination of products and services offers businesses significant flexibility and savings while allowing them to present the image of a prestigious, full-time office. The Alliance mission is to offer the most complete, reliable and feature-rich set of virtual office services to our global market of mobile professionals and work-from-home entrepreneurs. Comprised of over 650 locations in 42 countries, Alliance centers are in ever major market in the world. The Alliance Academy is the definitive training solution for members of the Office Business Center industry, as well as all related industries that interact with the Office Business Center industry. If you are affiliated with the Office Business Center industry, ABCN is a valuable partner who will provide you will innumerable benefits and advantages.      Case Kenny - Co-Founder of Trep Media Group and Editor-in-Chief of PRSUIT.com [caption id="attachment_20725" align="alignright" width="180"] Case Kenny[/caption] Case Kenny is co-founder of Trep Media Group, a premium digital-first publisher representing a portfolio of owned and operated digital publications, podcasts and social properties that distribute content for driven millennials in the entrepreneurial, creator lifestyle and influence markets, ages 21-37. It includes HDFMagazine.com & PRSUIT.com, our flagship sites, bring interviews and over 400 global editorial contributors to set the standard of engaging, relevant lifestyle and entrepreneurial content for the inspirational millennial reader to reflect these markets: Entrepreneurship, Fashion, Fitness, Product Developers, Tech, Real Estate, Finance, Automotive, and Lifestyle. Their Podcast, The Hustle Sold Separately, has produced more than 20 episodes of creators featured in Forbes, USAToday, INC Magazine, Fast Company, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com and many more. They were featured in iTunes Top 15 New & Noteworthy, were recently rated in the Top 15 Podcasts for Small Business Owners and have amassed record numbers in a short time period. TMG readers are educated, experience driven, trend setting, fashion forward, creators, innovators, doers and consumers who stay ahead of trends and influence those around them.       ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30442.mp3   Eugene Cornelius -Deputy Associate Administrator For Field Operations at the U.S. Small Business Administration and Mark Gibson - Director for National Outreach Initiatives [caption id="attachment_11200" align="alignright" width="144"] Eugene Cornelius[/caption] The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is dedicated to improving LGBT access to their programs. Their LGBT Business Builder program just won the Harvard University Bright Idea in Government Award. Eugene Cornelius is a member of the Senior Executive Service for the U.S. Small Business Administration and is a highly accomplished professional. Mark Gibson served as the National LGBT Communications Director and said, "The LGBT Business Builder seeks to highlight the benefits of the LGBT Business Certification, increase the number of firms that are certified, and raise awareness of SBA Programs and Services." Congrats on the big win!   Evan Carmichael - Founder of Evan Carmichael Communications Group and Author of Your One Word: The Powerful Secret to Creating a Business and Life That Matter [caption id="attachment_20729" align="alignright" width="180"] Evan Carmichael[/caption] Evan Carmichael coaches entrepreneurs for peak performance. At 19, he built then sold a biotech software company. At 22, he was a VC helping raise $500k to $15mil. Evan was named one of the Top 100 Great Leadership Speakers for your Next Conference by Inc Magazine and one of the Top 40 Social Marketing Talents by Forbes. He has been interviewed or featured as an entrepreneur expert in The New York Times, The Wall St. Journal, Forbes, Mashable, and elsewhere. He now runs EvanCarmichael.com, a popular website for entrepreneurs. He speaks globally and is based in Toronto. And his One Word is Believe.      Adam Sobol - Founder of CareBand [caption id="attachment_20732" align="alignright" width="180"] Adam Sobol[/caption] CareBand is an innovative wearable technology company for seniors living with dementia. CareBand aims to increase the safety and independence of seniors, giving caregivers and family members peace of mind. Recently, CareBand was named in the Top 10 Healthcare Tech Startups to Watch by Tech Republic. The all-in-one personal wearable gives seniors the opportunity to live safely and in the least restrictive manner possible while providing caregivers and families with insight into daily living behavior.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30436.mp3 Michaela Alexis - Content Marketing Expert, LinkedIn Lover & Social Media Guru [caption id="attachment_20615" align="alignright" width="180"] Michaela Alexis[/caption] Michaela Alexis is a content creation expert. Several of her LinkedIn articles have been published on CNBC and have been shared over 5000 times! Her ability to create great content accidentally turned Michaela into a LinkedIn influencer. She had her first viral hit article on Linkedin back in March 2016, garnering over 120,000 views, shares, likes and comments, and has been writing ever since. She went from a little over 1,000 connections to over 40,000 followers in less than a year! Her articles have since been published on CNBC, PR Daily, The Muse, Job.com, Thought Catalog, and more! When Michaela was in kindergarten, she ran home excitedly one day, brimming with glitter and pride, as she announced that she was "The ONLY TOOTH FAIRY at Career Day, and everybody else in my class was just dressed up as doctors and dentists!"​      Roger Blankenship - CEO of Whitestone Investments, Inc. and Whitestone Consulting, LLC [caption id="attachment_20715" align="alignright" width="180"] Roger Blankenship[/caption] Roger Blankenship's experience includes classroom instruction as well as leadership in a variety of educational settings. He has been in organizational leadership since his mid-20's and is an ordained Pastor. Roger is also an accomplished real estate investment guru and consults helping others with this work. Since 2002, he has been involved in over 1,000 property transactions in the greater metro Atlanta area. His firm currently manages several million dollars in capital and investors enjoy rates of return significantly higher than market average. Roger has very interesting things to say about all of the gurus that charge tens of thousands for their seminars.      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30434.mp3 Today instead of two great guests, we have two interviews from one great guest. The first interview is about 3 years old, and is on beginner Amazon skills. The second interview is new and is on intermediate Amazon skills.  [caption id="" align="alignright" width="162"] Skip McGrath[/caption] Skip McGrath -  eBay, Amazon & Affiliate Guru and Author of Three Weeks to eBay Profits  Skip has been on the show several times and one of our favorite guests. Megan, host Jim's wife, used Skip's techniques to start an Amazon business that made 60k in year one! Skip has shared his eBay and Amazon techniques to show us how to develop another source of income. Skip's path to entrepreneurial success started with the closing of a New York antique shop in 1997. He ventured to eBay to see if he could sell his remaining stock and within a few months, he was looking for more inventory!          ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30425.mp3 Michael Mindes - Founder & CEO of Tasty Minstrel Games [caption id="attachment_20573" align="alignright" width="180"] Michael Mindes[/caption] Michael Mindes is the Founder and CEO of Tasty Minstrel Games (TMG) which is a multiple award-winning publisher of hobby board games. In this capacity, he has grown TMG from a side business into a company approaching $2,000,000 in annual revenues, a team of 10 people, and all without any outside investment. As of 2016, TMG has received $2,546,682 in funds from Backers on Kickstarter from 26 individual hobby board gaming projects. TMG seeks and has found a symbiotic relationship with gamers, giving them the games that they want and they in turn allow the company to continue doing what they love.   Debbie McKean - Chief Marketing Officer of Oasis Financial [caption id="attachment_20703" align="alignright" width="180"] Debbie McKean[/caption] Most of us are out of shape financially. In the United States, 76% of households are living paycheck to paycheck and two-thirds of us wouldn’t be able to come up with $1,000 in an emergency. A car accident, job loss, illness, or injury – any of these could put a family at serious financial risk and leave them unable to make ends meet. Oasis Financial is designed to help, and Debbie McKean has a career getting the word out about creative solutions like what Oasis offers.     Venture and Vultures Part 2 This show features the first chapter of our second entrepreneurial serial podcast! The story is called “Venture and Vultures Part 2: An Entrepreneurial Thriller.” Hope you enjoy! (This chapter was broadcast earlier) And now Chapter 1...

Pull the Blue Ball below to 6:33 to hear Dr. Useem and to 29:50 to hear Peter (PC only) http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30424.mp3 Michael Dermer - Founder of IncentOne and Author of The Lonely Entrepreneur: The Difference between Success and Failure is Your Perspective  [caption id="attachment_20568" align="alignright" width="210"] Michael Dermer[/caption] Michael Dermer is an entrepreneur, speaker, and lawyer, widely hailed as a pioneer of the movement to reward employees for healthy behavior. Just a few years out of law school, Michael left a coveted job as a corporate lawyer to pursue the dream of being his own boss. With a bold idea—rewarding Americans for healthy behavior and, in the process, saving the healthcare system a bundle—he started IncentOne. For ten years, he worked to motivate a team, convince the healthcare industry, win customers, and get buy-in from skeptics. Finally, on October 15, 2008, after landing plum customers like Deloitte and General Motors, Michael clinched a private equity investment that should have put IncentOne on the path to billion-dollar riches. Then, the Great Recession struck. In ten days, his dream spiraled into a nightmare. Bankrupt customers. Angry investors. credit and capital gone. He found himself scrambling to save the business he took a decade to build. After two years of toiling, furiously and tirelessly during 20 hour days, he successfully recovered and sold IncentOne. In the process, Michael discovered something – that the difference between his success and failure was overcoming the flawed perspectives that develop in the struggle and under pressure and the value of seeing everyday challenges in a different light. The Lonely Entrepreneur pinpoints what separates entrepreneurs who thrive in business from those who crumble: perspective.   Todd Tresidder - Money Coach and Financial Educator at FinancialMentor.Com [caption id="attachment_20581" align="alignright" width="198"] Todd Tresidder[/caption] Todd Tresidder graduated from the University of California at Davis with a B.A. in economics and a passion for creating successful businesses. A serial entrepreneur since childhood, Todd went on to build his own wealth as a hedge fund investment manager before “retiring” at 35. He grew his net worth from less than zero at 23 to the point of financial independence just 12 years later. Todd has maintained his wealth by remaining an active investor and utilizing statistical and mathematical risk management systems for investing. Through his website at FinancialMentor.com, he teaches advanced investing and advanced retirement planning principles. Take the next step beyond conventional financial advice and discover what works, what doesn’t, and why, based on years of proven experience. Provides money coaching services on wealth building and investment strategy. I teach "financial freedom for smart people" with next level education and tips specifically designed for each individual's circumstances. Tons of free education including autoresponder courses, financial calculators, and video along with paid products including coaching and ebooks.     ...

Pull the Blue Ball below to 5:50 to hear Dr. Useem and to 28:37 to hear Peter (PC only) http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30420.mp3 Dr. Michael Useem - Professor of Management at the Wharton School and Author of The Strategic Leader's Roadmap: 6 Steps for Integrating Leadership & Strategy [caption id="attachment_20563" align="alignright" width="212"] Dr. Michael Useem[/caption] Dr. Michael Useem is a Professor of Management and the Director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His university teaching includes MBA and executive-MBA courses on management and leadership, and he offers programs on leadership and governance for managers in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. He works on leadership development with many companies and organizations in the private, public and non-profit sectors. He is the author of The Leader’s Checklist; The Leadership Moment; Executive Defense, Investor Capitalism, Leading Up, and The Go Point. He is also co-author and co-editor of Learning from Catastrophes; co-author of The India Way and Leadership Dispatches; and co-author of the forthcoming Catastrophic Risk: How Corporate America Copes with Disruption (Oxford University Press). He is also co-anchor for a weekly program “Leadership in Action” on SiriusXM Radio Channel 111, Business Radio Powered by Wharton.   Peter Vekselman - Real Estate Investing and Real Estate Investing Coach  [caption id="attachment_20557" align="alignright" width="180"] Peter Vekselman[/caption] Peter Vekselman built and sold a franchise system and then built a mobile home distributorship which became the largest used distributorship in Georgia. Now, he is owner/operator of a construction company and has completed over 3000 renovations and new homes. He is also a private money lender and Angel Investor, having raised over 10 million to lend out to Real Estate Investors for short term bridge loans. After building one of the largest and most successful Real Estate Investing companies in the southeastern United States, Peter realized that he was pioneering an entirely new and successful business model: providing clients with one source for all their needs. It became clear to him that teaching others how to succeed in the rough and tumble world of Real Estate Investing was his future. He developed a unique curriculum for Real Estate Investing that takes the needs of students into consideration. Instead of a 3-day interaction with students barely scratching the surface, he developed a 1-year Immersion into Real Estate Investing Curriculum.   ...