bootstrapping Tag

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31725.mp3   Dr. Dileep Rao - Professor and Author of  "Nothing Ventured Everything Gained" [caption id="attachment_26090" align="alignright" width="150"] Dr. Dileep Rao[/caption] Dr. Dileep Rao is an entrepreneurial columnist for Forbes.com, author of books for the American Management Association and the New York Times, and adjunct professor at the U of Minnesota. Previously, he was the managing director of five turnaround companies and has financed 450 startups, growing businesses, and real estate projects. Dileep was the chairman of one corporation and a director of emerging ventures and financial institutions. Dileep consults with entrepreneurs, managers, governments, corporations and development financiers in venture development, and assists financial institutions in business financing programs. Dileep has been an adjunct professor teaching New Business Formation and Development and Venture Financing in MBA programs in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He is a three-time winner of the Outstanding MBA Teacher of the Year and won the 2008 Excellence in Teaching Award. Dileep has also written nationally acclaimed business reference books including "Finance Any Business Intelligently™", "Business Financing: 25 Keys to Raising Money" (New York Times Pocket MBA Series, N.Y.) and the "Handbook of Business Finance & Capital Sources" (Co-Publisher: American Management Association, New York, NY).   Chris Moschovitis - Founder of www.tmg-emedia.com, Cybersecurity Expert and Author of Cybersecurity Program Development for Business: The Essential Planning Guide [caption id="attachment_26258" align="alignright" width="150"] Chris Moschovitis[/caption] Chris Moschovitis was Director of Academic Computing at Pratt Institute and was Vice President of Information Technology for the O’Connor Group. In 1989, Chris started his own company called the Information Technology Management Group (www.tmgr.com)  focusing on providing independent technology management expertise and outsourcing services. TMG expanded its Internet offerings in 2004 by investing in emedia (www.emediaweb.com)  a prominent, award-winning, and internationally acclaimed interactive software development firm, forming tmg-emedia (www.tmg-emedia.com). Today, tmg-emedia is one of the premier independent consulting firms in the country. Chris is the co-author of the critically acclaimed “History of the Internet: 1843 to the Present” as well as a contributor to the “Encyclopedia of Computers and Computer History” and the “Encyclopedia of New Media.” He is both cybersecurity certified (CSX, CISM) and IT Governance (CGEIT), as well as an active member of ISACA, ISSA, IEEE, and AMA.   Dr. Hitendra Wadhwa - Professor of Practice at Columbia Business School and Founder of the Institute for Personal Leadership (IPL) [caption id="attachment_26099" align="alignright" width="150"] Dr. Hitendra Wadhwa[/caption] Hitendra Wadhwa researches, codifies and teaches the “Inner Mastery, Outer Impact” principles that underlie his work on Personal Leadership. He serves as Professor of Practice at Columbia Business School, where his class Personal Leadership & Success has been the most popular leadership elective for many years, earning him the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence and the Executive-MBA Commitment to Excellence Award. He created the Five Pillars of Personal Leadership, which are Purpose, Wisdom, Love, Growth and Self-Realization. Based on his research and teaching, Hitendra founded the Institute for Personal Leadership, currently serving as President.    ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31054.mp3   Connor Gillivan- Chief Marketing Officer at FreeeUp.com and Co-Author of Free Up Your Business: 50 Secrets to Bootstrap Million Dollar Companies [caption id="attachment_22600" align="alignright" width="150"] Connor Gillivan[/caption] Connor Gillivan is Co-Founder and CMO of FreeeUp Outsourcing and he has experience managing multi-million dollar businesses. He has been an  eCommerc entrepreneur since 2009 and has grown into a leading expert. He is a serial entrepreneur who started his first company out of a dorm room at Quinnipiac University. He built that business to over $20 million of sales on Amazon.com. After becoming an expert at hiring, he co-founded FreeeUp, an online hiring marketplace. It brings together the top 1% of freelancers in a simple way. He writes about entrepreneurship and eCommerce and his advice is available on leading online publications and podcasts around the world.   Kate Cameron - COO of Virtualitics [caption id="attachment_22344" align="alignright" width="150"] Kate Cameron[/caption] Kate Cameron is a tech industry veteran and is the COO of Virtualitics, a VR analytics startup. The company recently nabbed $4.4 million in funding from some prominent Silicon Valley investors. She has more than 15 years of experience working with tech companies and has worked her way up to the C-Suite. She knows how to how to make a name for yourself in the male-dominated tech world. Virtualitics is the first platform to merge Virtual/Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, and Big Data. It allows users to visualize and understand your data as never before.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31057.mp3 Nathan Hirsch - CEO at FreeeUp.com and Co-Author of Free Up Your Business: 50 Secrets to Bootstrap Million Dollar Companies [caption id="attachment_21313" align="alignright" width="178"] Nathan Hirsch[/caption] Nathan Hirsch is Founder and CEO of FreeeUp Outsourcing and he has been an  eCommerc entrepreneur since 2009 and has grown into a leading expert, with experience managing multi-million dollar businesses. Nathan started out selling textbooks from his college dorm room and hired his first employee before he was allowed to drink.  His extensive knowledge in creating business systems and processes, personnel management, and hiring remote workers lead to starting a gig economy company, FreeeUp. He started the company in 2015 after spending 7+ years interviewing, hiring, and training remote workers, knowing that there must be a better way for companies to hire remote workers. Companies don't have time to spend hours interviewing and finding the most reliable people. He also co-wrote a book talking about these experiences and his belief in bootstrapping.   Chris Kuenne - Founder and Managing Director at Rosemark Smart Capital and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of Built for Growth: How Builder Personality Shapes Your Business, Your Team, and Your Ability to Win  [caption id="attachment_22564" align="alignright" width="150"] Chris Kuenne[/caption] Chris Kuenne spent ten years in marketing management at Johnson & Johnson and then lead the Band Aid and Tylenol Brand franchises. In 1998, he then started Rosetta, a digital marketing firm. By 2010, it had become the largest independent digital agency in the world and was sold to Publicis for $575M! He continued to serve as CEO through June 2013 and Executive Chairman through December 2013. Chris founded Rosemark Capital Group in 2014, with the mission of “serving entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs.” He is a lecturer at Princeton University in Technology & Entrepreneurship and his articles have appeared in Forbes and other sources. He’s been a guest on CNBC and is a popular speaker. His new book is on the role that the founding CEO’s personality plays in driving value and impact.   Connie Chi - Founder of The Chi Group  [caption id="attachment_22201" align="alignright" width="150"] Connie Chi[/caption] Connie Chi is the president  and founder of The Chi Group, a boutique brand management & ad agency. She is revolutionizing the future of brands. She has a passion for advertising, and has an love for buying tech gadgets that look cool and exciting. She is host of The Brand Academy Podcast. Connie is an avid champion of all things vegan, proud mom of a 6 year old furbaby.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28784.mp3 Lonnie Sciambi - "The Entrepreneur's Yoda" - Author of Secrets to Entrepreneurial Success: Giving Entrepreneurs an Edge, Learned from Years in the Entrepreneurial Trenchesand Speaker and Advisor to Entrepreneurs   [caption id="attachment_14726" align="alignright" width="187"] Lonnie Sciambi[/caption] Lonnie Sciambi is  a small business advisor, mentor, author and speaker. He brings a passion for helping entrepreneurs and small business owners, along with a track record of success and hard-won experience across a mix of markets, products and services. His 30 years of experience includes running both public and private companies. Lonnie sold two of his own entrepreneurial start-ups and advised, mentored and/or invested in dozens. He is author of the best-selling book, “Secrets to Entrepreneurial Success,” based on his years in the entrepreneurial trenches, and gives entrepreneurs the edge they need. The book provides “to-the-point” advice and easily implementable solutions for issues entrepreneurs face every day. He has successfully completed multiple small business turnarounds and as an operating executive and investment banker, completed more than three dozen merger/acquisition transactions and raised more than $350 million of capital.   Raj Sheth - CEO & Co-Founder at recruiterbox.com and Author of Prepare: How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love Hiring [caption id="attachment_14733" align="alignright" width="179"] Raj Sheth[/caption] Raj Sheth studied entrepreneurship at Babson College, one of the world's best entrepreneurship learning centers. Since graduating, he has run several businesses. He started and ran two web portals in India during the subsequent five years, one a classifieds portal that reached 10K users (not a lot), and failed to achieve a sustainable revenue model, and second, an e-commerce luxury goods portal that continues to have an offline distributorship. He then saw an opportunity to bootstrap Recruiterbox. It is a recruiting software platform that helps over 1500+ companies source and manage employment candidates. Customers include the US Department of Energy, Choice Hotels, Crunchbase, Couchsurfing, Fox Restaurants & many more. ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28231.mp3 Ed McLaughlin - Bootstrapping Entrepreneur and Author of The Purpose is Profit [caption id="attachment_12605" align="alignright" width="200"] Ed McLaughlin[/caption] Ed McLaughlin is a bootstrapping entrepreneur and author. He is the Founder of four B2B businesses and an investor in start-ups and real estate. He was an Executive with Johnson Controls, a Partner at Trammell Crow Company, a Regional Marketing Manager at Hewlett-Packard, and a salesman for IBM. Ed founded a real estate services company, United Systems Integrators Corporation in 1991, and grew it into an Inc 500 Company. It was sold it to Johnson Controls in 2005. Ed became CEO of their Global Workplace Business for the Americas. He was honored by Ernst and Young as Entrepreneur of the Year for Business Outsourcing in 2001. Having bootstrapped four companies, Ed just released a new book, "The Purpose Is Profit: The Truth about Starting and Building Your Own Business." The book is for entrepreneurs, frustrated corporate managers, and transitioning professionals with a burning desire to start their own business.   Gary Beatty - Founder & President at Inland Shrimp Company [caption id="attachment_12606" align="alignright" width="170"] Gary Beatty[/caption] Gary Beatty is Founder and President of Inland Shrimp Company. Inland Shrimp grows shrimp indoors in the midwest, thousands of miles from any ocean! They are just starting their business, designed to set the domestic shrimp industry standard. Gary's goal is to capture and dominate the market with scalable technology while creating local jobs and providing the freshest, healthiest shrimp. Inland Shrimp Company was created to help bring the idea of fresh, sustainable shrimp farming into the heartland of America and to help satisfy the world's hunger for sustainable seafood. Gary is a life long self confessed foodie who started his first garden when he was 8. His first job was at a catering company when he was 13, making $1.50 an hour and all he could eat. The first real job he had was washing dishes and later went to work at one of Cincinnati’s 5 Star restaurants.   Pam Levin - Creating Amazing Health at PassionatelyPam.com and HuffingtonPost Blogger  [caption id="attachment_12607" align="alignright" width="200"] Pamela Levin[/caption] Pamela Levin started academically with a base in engineering and a MBA, then used it to catapult her to build skyscrapers! But now she is an entrepreneur in the health and well being industry. She loves creating change and growing things. The entrepreneurial bug bit her when I was about 10 years old and she hosted kid shows in her neighborhood to raise money for animal shelters. She built PassionatelyPam.com because she has a relentless desire to inspire others to optimize their health through balanced lifestyle, positive thinking and practicing their life purpose. For the past seven years, she has studied Ayurvedic health, a 5,000 year old Hindu system of holistic health and healing, epigenetics, psychoneuroimmunology, emotional mind-body connections and many other disciplines of health.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27146.mp3   Jeremy Ostermiller - CEO & Founder of Altitude Digital [caption id="attachment_9942" align="alignright" width="200"] Jeremy Ostermiller[/caption] Jeremy Ostermiller started with just $500 and within five years his company was generating $50 million a year in revenue! He founded an online display and video advertising company called Altitude Digital. It has been named a ColoradoBiz Top 250 Private Companies, was nominated for Top Company in 2013 and for two years running has been listed on the Inc.500 list as one of the fastest growing companies in the country. The Denver Business Journal named Jeremy to the Forty Under 40 and he was nominated for CEO of the Year by ColoradoBiz Magazine. And, if not enough he was an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist.   [caption id="attachment_6422" align="alignright" width="168"] Sean Mabey[/caption] Sean Mabey - Director of Small Business Strategy and Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo Bank  Sean Mabey has been a long time friend of the show, and he has been a guest 9 or 10 times. Sean is an active member of the Small Business community in Atlanta. As the Director of Small Business Strategy with Wells Fargo, he is all about helping small businesses grow. Today, he is with us to talk about women owned small businesses, a true passion of his, look at #WomenRockSmallBiz.        ...