Vas Diachenko – Founder and CEO at LoyaltyPlant
Vas Diachenko is really passionate about projects that revolutionize established ideas with cutting-edge technologies. When he founded LoyalPlant, he envisioned a world where mobile communication replaced ineffective forms of marketing in a brick-and-mortar business. Since then, Vas have been building a team and company to make his vision a reality. LoyaltyPlant is a global provider of mobile loyalty and ordering solutions integrated with CRM-systems and POS-systems. They are able to share a lot of insights, cases, data, and useful tips in a smart, non-commercial, and educative way on how retail and restaurants may easily use technology in order to stay on the market and win customers’ heart. They are facing now the era of tech-for-all when there will be no restaurant or supermarket which does not use technologies for customer base management, marketing automation, boosting sales, and building strong and long-standing customer communications. Why for all? Because now tech is getting more templated, simple-to-use and affordable for even the smallest businesses who also want to keep the pace and grow.
Danny Govberg has been long recognized for his energetic, entrepreneurial spirit across the luxury watch and jewelry industries, which enabled him to grow an amazing family business into one of international acclaim. As third generation President & Owner of Govberg Jewelers, Danny transformed a small jewelry store along Philadelphia’s historic Jewelers’ Row into a sizable retail group, encompassing three establishments in the Philadelphia region bearing the Govberg Jewelers name, and a fourth location in Cleveland, Ohio. Danny also owns an intimate watch and jewelry boutique in Naples, Florida – Yamron Jewelers, and is a partner in Radcliffe Jewelers, with two stores in the Baltimore, Maryland market. He offers an innovative approach to luxury retail, coupled with a drive to confront the challenge and an appetite for all things watch-related. His passion for the watch industry has led to several related ventures throughout the years, including a watch and jewelry wholesale division, a watch distribution company, and a web-based watch repair operation, Govberg Watch Repair, through which thousands of clients nationwide receive service for their fine timepieces. Most recently, Danny expanded Govberg Jewelers’ estate buying and pre-owned watch division, through which the company buys and sells luxury pre-owned timepieces on a national level. This venture is fostered with the support of innovative technology, including Govberg’s own app, Govberg OnTime, recognized as the ultimate mobile companion for the watch enthusiast. Danny’s investment in technology is not limited to the watch category; he co-founded BSD Code and Design Academy in the Philadelphia suburbs, offering affordable, accessible and applicable technology education for children and adults.
Mark Kohler has been on the show a couple of times, but we invited him back to talk taxes. He is dedicated to helping small businesses jump-start the American economy back to life! He has been a legal pundit and news contributor for MSNBC, Yahoo! Finance, and the Wall Street Journal. Mark specializes in tax accounting and is an entrepreneur himself. With these skill sets, he knows how to structure and organize your business while minimizing your tax obligations! We have him on for some legal freebies for small businesses and some great organizational tips to help you small business operation hum right along without a hitch! And some great advice on LLCs versus a S corps! See Mark here…