December 13, 2017 – Idea Strategist Candi Obrentz, Bounce Dr. Kate Lund & Recycling Data Adina Renee Adler

Candi Obrentz - Founder of RestoPresto and Customized Advisory Services

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Candi Obrentz

Candi Oberntz saw a gap in the market for a product that she wanted but could not find. So she invented it! The patented RestoPresto® is a wearable blanket which she launched with a successful Kickstarter campaign. Then she had to answer the questions “how,” “what,” “when,” and with “who.” Prototyping, crowdfunding, social media, forming an LLC, manufacturing, intellectual property all became issues. She succeeded and was even featured on The Today Show. Now, she is helping others solve the same problems. She is a trustworthy specialist who has the “been there and done that” experience combined with empathy and leadership to help create customized plans and guidance to help people develop their own ideas. Her advisory services business is available to new and established innovators who want to grow their own product or service ideas, at any stage.
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Dr. Kate Lund - Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Athletic Performance Coach and Author of Bounce: Help Your Child Build Resilience and Thrive In School, Sports and Life

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Dr. Kate Lund

Dr. Kate Lund is a licensed clinical psychologist and performance coach with more than fifteen years of experience. She has specialized training in medical psychology from Shriners Hospital for Children in Boston, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, all of which are affiliated with Harvard Medical School.  She is also an adjunct instructor in Psychology at Bastyr University in Seattle. Kate uses a strengths-based approach in working with students, athletes and teams to improve their mental game in school, sports and life while helping them to reach their full potential. Additionally, she has a special interest in working with athletes recovering from injury, helping them cope and maintain their mental edge. She writes and speaks on a variety of topics aimed at empowerment and the development of one’s true potential. Her children’s book “Putter and the Red Car,” published last year, is the first in a series she is writing for young children as they adapt to change, building resilience and the power of possibility. Her second book “Bounce — Help Your Child Build Resilience and Thrive in School, Sports and Life” is a book for parents, educators, and coaches to help children to become resilient and realize their potential.

 

Adina Renee Adler - Senior Director of Government Relations and International Affairs at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries

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Adina Renee Adler

Adina Adler is the Senior Director of Government Relations and International Affairs at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries. ISRI is the “Voice of the Recycling Industry.™” ISRI and its 21 chapters represent approximately 1,300 companies operating in nearly 4,000 locations in the U.S. and 34 countries worldwide that process, broker, and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and textiles. It provides education, advocacy, safety and compliance training, and promotes public awareness of the vital role recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global trade, the environment and sustainable development. Generating more than $105 billion annually in U.S. economic activity, the scrap recycling industry provides nearly half a million Americans with good jobs.
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December 11, 2017 – How to Close Rebekah Duron, Visibility Press Kristin Marquet, & Speak It to Book Caleb Breakey

Rebekah Duron – Sales Closing Guru

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Rebekah Duron

Rebekah Duron has been selling since she was 17 years old. She applied for a first job at a retail clothing store and an older man challenged her to sell him a shoe.  She explained all the features but he objected, “How can you sell me a shoe if you don’t even know what I am looking for in a shoe?” These words changed her life forever. He became her mentor and he helped build and craft her conversion abilities. Rebakah found a deep passion for sales, most specifically, helping people. At the age of 20, she started her first business and scaled it to five million in three years. Now she is on a mission to help us. Using the exact system she has created, Rebekah will share with you how to convert more prospects to clients, and more clients to raving fans. She reveals her Five Secrets To a Perfect Close, and most importantly, how it can help you scale your business to the next level of financial freedom. Her online program launched this month primarily to teach women (but also men) how to become successful consultants and how to increase their business conversion. Rebekah has been highly successful in martial arts, the construction industry, and independent consulting.
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Kristin Marquet – Creative Director of Creative Development Agency and Founder of Visible Press    

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Kristin Marquet

Kristin Marquet has worked in the PR industry for over 10 years. She is the creative director of Creative Development Agency, a full-service lifestyle public relations and analytics firm in New York City. She has launched over sixty startup companies and helped grow some of today’s most notable fashion and beauty brands. Her firm works with a variety of fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and accessories brands. She just started a PR course for small business owners called Visible Press. Kristin is a contributing writer for The Huffington Post and Entrepreneur Magazine.
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Caleb Breakey – CEO of Speak It To Book - A Premier Ghostwriting Agency

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Caleb Breakey

Caleb Breakey is the Founder and CEO of SpeakItToBook.com, the premier ghostwriting agency for thought leaders. He has collaborated on books and writing projects with 6-, 7-, and 8-figure earners and helps to broadcast his clients’ messages to the world. Caleb is traditionally published in both fiction and non-fiction, a teacher at conferences across the nation, and former award-winning ghostwriter for numerous star athletes and musicians. Caleb is one of the nation’s leading Book Directors. His accolades include:

  • Lead Book Director of SpeakItToBook.com and SermonToBook.com
  • Author of “Called to Stay” (Amazon #1 bestseller in Church Growth and ECPA Christian Book Award finalist) and “Dating Like Airplanes” (#10 bestseller in Relationships)
  • Winner of the prestigious Genesis Contest founded by American Christian Fiction Writers
  • Graduate of the Christian Writers Guild’s highest level
  • Teacher at all of the major Christian writing conferences across the nation and
  • Award-winning journalist and interviewer of numerous star athletes and musicians, including Derek Jeter, Roger Clemons, David Ortiz, Alex Rodriguez, Emerson Drive, and Casting Crowns.

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December 8, 2017 – Business Blueprint Michael Alden, Wine Guru Richard L. Chilton, Jr., Grappling w Legacy Sylvia Brown

Michael Alden – CEO of Blue Vase Marketing, TV Host & #1 Bestselling Author of Ask More Get More, 5% More and Blueprint to Business: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Taking Action, Committing to the Grind, And Doing the Things That Most People Won’t    

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Michael Alden

Attorney Michael Alden has over fifteen years of experience in Direct Response Marketing and infomercials. He started his career in customer service while in law school and he moved onto sales and quickly became a sales manager. He was promoted to General Counsel, a position he held for over 4 years. In 2009, Michael founded Blue Vase Marketing based on the values taught in the book “The Go Getter” and under his direction, the firm has grown to be a premier Direct Response firm, recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies three years in a row. In addition, he appears as the host and expert on The Alden Report, heard and seen around the globe. Michael was recognized in 2014 by the Boston Business Journal as one of the top executives in its 40 under 40 edition. Recently, he was recognized by SmartCEO magazine as one of the top 50 CEO’s in Boston. His new book is his third #1 national best selling book.
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Richard L. Chilton – Founder of Chilton Investment Company, Owner of Hourglass Winery and Author of Adventures with Old Vines: A Beginner’s Guide to Being a Wine Connoisseur

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Richard Chilton

Richard Chilton is the founder of Chilton Investment Company. It is focused primarily on equities, and the firm manages some $3 billion in assets. He also co-owns an award-winning winery, Hourglass Vineyard, in Napa Valley. Richard is a trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a trustee of the Classic American Homes Preservation Trust. He has been a member of the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, a Burgundy wine society, for thirty years. His book provides a down-to-earth guide with detailed information about buying and storing wine, how to read a wine list, common wine terminology, the role of the sommelier, how wine is made, and what the differences are between collectors and connoisseurs.
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Sylvia Brown - Author of Grappling with Legacy

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Sylvia Brown

Sylvia Brown is the oldest child of the 11th generation of the Brown family of Rhode Island. Her ancestors founded Brown University, and she was confronted at a meeting about some of the less than desirable parts of her family history. It started a deep dive into the family history, aided by a treasure trove of 200 year old documents. Following undergrad and graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, she pursued a professional career in international development, from Wall Street to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Sylvia is now a director of the Social Enterprise Greenhouse. She recently launched Uplifting Journeys, offering immersive donor education in charitable donations in locations around the world.
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December 6, 2017 – Digital Helix Michael Gale, Visibility Vixen Michelle Lewis, Cancer and Careers

Michael Gale – Managing Partner of Inc.Digital and Co-Author of The Digital Helix: Transforming Your Organization’s DNA to Thrive in the Digital Age

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Michael Gale

Michael Gale founded Strategic Oxygen in 2001, one of the technology industry’s primary data toolset for marketers. It was used by over 20 brands and used to model over $4 billion in marketing and sales investments. He sold it to Monitor Group and was then a group partner from 2006 to 2010. He became a partner at Pulsepoint Group in 2011, a digital consultancy, which was acquired by ICF in 2015. Michael was also chief web officer at Micron Technology and was the VP of Worldwide brand research at IntelliQuest. In his new Wall Street Journal Bestseller, “The Digital Helix,” Michael and co-author Chris Aarons offer a practical guide to developing a digital culture from the ground up and the mindset tools needed to bring your organization into the digital-first age. Drawing on interviews with leaders from IBM, Hallmark, USAA, the EPA, MasterCard, and Southwest Airlines, the book offers a guide to creating a digital DNA for your organization.
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Michelle Lewis – Found of Visibility Vixen 

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Michelle Lewis

Michelle Lewis is a Visibility Expert and thought leader who specializes in helping startup entrepreneurs grow their following online through branding, video and livestreaming techniques. She helps them skyrocket their visibility, monetize their success and start changing the world with their unique gifts. With a history in TV, she grew up on movie sets and has worked on shows like “Paycheck,” “Pretty Little Liars” and “Chuck.”  Her online courses, Facebook Group and podcast provide a safe space of creative inspiration to help you learn the ropes and make an even bigger impact on your audience.
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Kathy Flora and Rebecca Nellis - Cancer and Careers 

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Cancer and Careers

Cancer and Careers is the only U.S. organization dedicated to serving the growing population of people working during and after cancer treatment. Cancer and Careers commissioned a Harris Poll to conduct a survey to better understand ….

  • the experience of cancer patients and survivors within the workplace,
  • diagnosis disclosure and its impact in the workplace,
  • online behaviors of cancer patients and survivors, and
  • attitudes toward health insurance and potential policy changes.

Kathy Flora and Rebecca Nellis report the results. Kathy is a breast cancer survivor, a Nationally Certified Career Counselor (NCCC) and a Professional in Human Resources.  She has an extensive background and expertise as a career and life change coach, mentor, and public speaker. Rebecca Nellis is the Executive Director for Cancer and Careers. As an expert on cancer workplace issues, she travels the country speaking at national cancer conferences, leading hospitals and community events–more than 100 presentations to-date about the intersection of life, work and cancer.
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December 4, 2017 – An Entrepreneur’s Manifesto Steve Mariotti and Wifi Dangers Larry Doochin

Steve Mariotti - Founder at Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship and Author of An Entrepreneur’s Manifesto

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Steve Mariotti

Steve Mariotti is author of “An Entrepreneur’s Manifesto” where  he makes a strong case for the power of democracy, ownership and free markets to combat poverty, terrorism and totalitarianism. It is also the solution for a robotized, outsourced and downsized labor market that discusses the competency of millennials to create startups. As the founder of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Steve is known for his work in at-risk youth education. He initially started The South Bronx Entrepreneurial Education Program with limited success in 1987. Later that year, he founded the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, a nonprofit organization which gives at-risk high schoolers from low-income backgrounds opportunities to receive entrepreneurial education. Steve has also authored several books for young people on entrepreneurship and he blogs with The Huffington Post. He was inducted into the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the Bernard A. Goldhirsh Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the Association of Education Publishers’ Golden Lamp Award, the New York Enterprise Report’s Founders Award for Social Entrepreneurship, the USASBE Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year, the National Director’s Entrepreneurship Award from the Minority Business Development Agency from the U.S. Department of Commerce, the ACE/Currie Foundation Humanitarian Venture Award,  the CEO Club’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year, and America’s Top High School Business Teacher. Wow.
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Larry Doochin - CEO and Co-Founder at Uriel Inc.

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Larry Doochin

Larry Doochin is CEO and Co-Founder of Uriel Inc., and has patented the UrielTones technology. Uriel is the developer and manufacturer of sound frequency technology and equipment that balances the autonomic nervous system. It produces fantastic results on sleep, stress, kids with ADHD, pain and inflammation, mental focus, low energy, chronic illness, and more. UrielTones is available both as a professional and a home unit with applications across the world. It is completely non invasive and safe for young children and the elderly. There are many studies on the health dangers of EMFs (WiFi, smart meters, cell transmissions, GPS, etc). It is not a coincidence that since the introduction and proliferation of these transmissions a huge number of health conditions have skyrocketed. These include sleep disorders, stress, depression, anxiety, cancer, autism, low energy, auto immune, brain fog, and chronic illness. Chronic fatigue is up 10,000% and fibromyalgia is up 8,500%. France has banned WiFi in preschools. More powerful than any other sound or music therapy, UrielTones recalibrates the electromagnetic field of the body and directly counters EMFs.
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December 1, 2017 – Medical Insurance Solved Will Hall, Radical Self-Awareness Stephan Thieringer, Do a Day Bryan Falchuk

Will Hall - CEO of HIPnation

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Will Hall

Will Hall has an extensive record of success in the management in the healthcare field, and he has previously directed as many as 150 clinics across 10 states. Will offers a consistent history of driving double-digit revenue and profit growth while expanding market penetration by opening new facilities. He is on the show today to talk about HIPnation, the best SMB healthcare solution we have seen! HIPnation has designed a new and innovative outpatient healthcare delivery model called PrimaryCarePlus. They are building an economical healthcare delivery system providing employees of small to medium-sized companies access to high quality, personalized care at affordable cash-based rates. HIPnation is looking for business partners to help them best deliver this new model to employers interested in cost savings along with higher-quality healthcare for employees.
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Stephan Thieringer - Business Thinker, Executive Coach, Personal Innovation Strategist, TEDx Speaker  and Adjunct Faculty 

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Stephan Thieringer

Stephan Thieringer is a nationally renowned personal innovation strategist, business thinker, and ICF certified executive coach. A successful and serial entrepreneur, Stephan founded The Human Innovation Garage in 2013 to engage C-Suite Executives, Senior Business Leaders, and fast-growth organizations. He helps them to regain time and create essential relationships that will impact the bottom-line. Stephan has been featured in various business such as EduTech, Business Week, the Financial Express, the Hindu Times, NYT, Boston Globe, Times of India, and the WSJ. His work has earned him recognition including the World Education Award for “visionary leadership in impacting economic development,” and in 2013 he was asked to serve as an executive mentor for New York City’s EDC Venture fellows. Stephan teaches management and entrepreneurship as an adjunct professor and dedicates his personal time to several organizations including Catapult, MIT Launch and Street Soccer USA. He is a member of the editorial board of SSRE’s Science and Research Publication in India, a founding Executive Committee Member of the Open Educational Resources in Cancer Consortium (OERC), and a board member of Glocalize and Alex’s Team.
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Bryan Falchuk - Insurance Executive, Leadership Expert and Author of Do a Day

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Bryan Falchuk

Bryan Falchuk is a behavior change specialist, bestselling self-help author and C-level executive in the finance industry. He went from being obese and depressed to running marathons! He has a senior executive position in a successful business and is now a best-selling author and contributor to Inc Magazine. He’s transformed his life and helps others do the same in his best-selling book “Do a Day.” He is here today to share that philosophy with you. He has been coaching people on how to change their lives using a method he calls Do a Day. Using Do A Day, Bryan was able to break from judgment of past mistakes and fear of the future to live a life of consistent, unending health, wellness, and success and works to share with others seeking a happier, more complete existence.
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November 30, 2017 – New Tax Law Small Business Consequences from Fifth Third Bank

 

Christopher Wedge – Co- Founder of Sons of Pitches FC

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Christopher Wedge

Christopher Wedge is a soccer junky and has turned it into a business! While playing pickup wherever he goes, in Costa Rica, Ecuador, South Africa, and Colombia, Christopher realized it was the best way to improve his game. Each country offers a new rhythm to the game. The same movements used to dance in clubs are reflected on the pitch. It’s his personal goal to bring soccer communities together, and encourage its fusion into a mosaic unlike any other.
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Bryan Havighurst - Wealth Planner Team Lead at Fifth Third Bank

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Bryan Havighurst

Fifth Third Private Bank recently released digital guides with strategies for individuals and families to consider in preparation for tax season.  As the Wealth Planning Team Lead, Bryan Havighurst directs a group of Wealth Planners and Analysts in Cincinnati who prepare wealth planning services for Fifth Third Private Bank clients. Bryan’s group is responsible for preparing all fee based wealth plans and partnering with local affiliates to support corporate wealth planning engagements. Bryan serves as the Wealth Planner for some clients in various affiliates throughout the Bancorp based on plan complexity. Bryan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics & Political Science from St. Lawrence University, and he received his Juris Doctorate with emphasis in Tax & Estate Planning from Cleveland Marshall College of Law.
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Leigh Purvis - Director of Health Services Research at AARP’s Public Policy Institute

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Leigh Purvis

Leigh Purvis is the director of health services research in AARP’s Public Policy Institute (PPI). She leads a team of policy analysts and researchers who work on health care issues that are relevant to the 50-plus population. In addition, Leigh heads the institute’s work on prescription drug and mental health issues. Her primary areas of expertise are prescription drug pricing, biologic drugs, and prescription drug coverage. Leigh is a coauthor of PPI’s Rx Price Watch reports, which track price trends for prescription drugs widely used by older Americans. Leigh joined AARP in 2005 as a policy research senior analyst. Before joining AARP, she worked for the American Psychological Association. She is a recognized expert on prescription drug issues and frequently speaks with the press.
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November 29, 2017 – Values Matter! Dina Dwyer-Owens, Finance Coach Bruce Blechman, iLobby John Thibault

 

Dina Dwyer-Owens - Co-Chair of The Dwyer Group

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Dina Dwyer-Owens

Dina Dwyer-Owens is the Co-Chair of The Dwyer Group, one of the most successful franchise companies in America. The group owns Mr. Appliance, Mr. Electric, Aire Serv, Glass Doctor, Mr. Rooter, Rainbow International, The Grounds Guys, and several other franchise brands. There are more than 2,800 franchisees in nine countries!  Dina was on CBS’s Emmy-winning reality show “Undercover Boss” and the first-ever special episode “Undercover Boss: Epic Bosses.” She was winner of the 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Southwest Area and she accepted her father’s induction into the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. Most importantly, Dina credits the company’s success to a written set of company values. She speaks very passionately about the importance of their Code of Values and how it has helped the company grow.
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Bruce Blechman - Investment Banker, Funding High Growth Companies, Founder of The Financing Coach

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Bruce Blechman

Bruce Blechman is America’s Guerrilla Financing Guru, a nationally recognized speaker, and one of the country’s top experts about entrepreneurial finance. Bruce was the Keynote Speaker at The First Financial Innovation and Capital Market Seminar of China’s High Growth SMES in 2016 and is the co-author of Guerrilla Financing (Guerrilla Marketing), which is used in college courses nationwide. He has been a national columnist, author of the monthly column, “Creative Financing” in Entrepreneur Magazine and host of the New Venture Money Show on the Business Radio Network. Articles about him have appeared in USA Today, The Los Angeles Times and other national publications. He has taught courses on Entrepreneurial Finance as an Adjunct Professor at Wharton, was a mentor in the Wharton Business Plan Program and is presently a contributing editor on the Wharton Magazine Blog. Bruce has been an advisor to the California State Governor and Legislature on entrepreneurial business. For 28 years his national financing advising firm, Entrepreneur Capital Corporation, has helped thousands of entrepreneurs finance their businesses.
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John Thibault - Founder & CEO of iLobby, Author and Speaker

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John Thibault

John Thibault created iLobby to help regular voters and small businesses figure out their issue and simplify the process of changing a law. He is the Author of How to Change a Law and a former VP of both eBay and Financial Engines. John is a member of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, the Association of Government Relations Professionals, the National Institute of Lobbying and Ethics, the Independent Book Publishers Association and the Consumer Electronics Association.
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November 27, 2017 – OneH Robert Harary and E-commerce Optimization Johann Van Tonder

Robert Harary - CEO of OneH Technologies

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Robert Harary

Robert Harary is Chief Executive Officer of OneH. They are a new fund-raising platform that actively understands its investors and suggests new companies to them. OneH is bridging the gap between early stage capital and early stage companies. It’s an intelligent marketplace that actively understands its investors and connects them with new startups based on their core interests. OneH uses machine learning to intelligently connect issuers with investors. Prior to starting OneH, Robert was Managing Director of GlassHorse Ventures Corp and he managed an angel network with a specific focus in early stage technology companies. He sits on the board of advisers of the connected home company Zuli alongside Guy Kawasaki and Leonardo DiCaprio. Oh, and he is 20 years old!
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Johann Van Tonder – COO at AWA Digital and Co-Author of E-Commerce Website Optimization: Why 95% of Your Website Visitors Don’t Buy, and What You Can Do About it

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Johann Van Tonder

Johann Van Tonder is Co-author of ‘E-commerce Website Optimization.’ The book is based on his work at AWA Digital. They work with brands like Canon, Interflora and Avis. It is a leading conversion rate optimization agency where they help businesses around the world grow online conversion rates and sales, using a scientific process. AWA Digital is an award-winning international conversion rate optimization (CRO) agency, specializing in e-commerce. Our proven methodology combines web and merchandise analytics, UX, data science, personalisation, neuromarketing, persuasive copywriting and a/b-testing.
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November 22, 2017 – Entrepreneurial Thanksgiving Show!

 

50 Reasons You Should Be Thankful You Are

an Entrepreneur!  

Today, instead of a normal show, we are rerunning our popular show listing the top 50 Reasons to Be Thankful to Be an Entrepreneur! Happy Thanksgiving! 
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