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http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31531.mp3 Howard Partridge - Author of The Power of Community: How Phenomenal Leaders Inspire their Teams, Wow their Customers, and Make Bigger Profits [caption id="attachment_24855" align="alignright" width="150"] Howard Partridge[/caption] Howard Partridge grew up very poor in Mobile, Alabama. When he was 18 years old, he got a fight with his step dad and got kicked out of the house. Howard had no money at that time, one friend helped him scrape up enough for a Greyhound bus ticket to Houston where his real dad lived there. Howard arrived in Houston with 25 cents in his pocket and eventually became a professional waiter. He always wanted to own a business. Howard has always been an entrepreneur at heart but he still had no money. Howard Started his first business using their wedding money. After struggling for several years, He managed to turn that business into a success and then began coaching other business owners. Howard has over 300 coaching members in 9 countries and he serves as director of the training operation at Ziglar, Inc. leading 260 certified trainers.   Dr. John P. Hayes - Titus Chair for Franchise Leadership, Best Selling Author, Keynote Speaker, Director, Titus Center for Franchising, and Advisor to Franchisors & Franchisees [caption id="attachment_24858" align="alignright" width="150"] Dr. John Hayes[/caption] Dr. John P. Hayes is one of the world's Bestselling authors and speakers on the topic of franchising. Within days of publication, Dr. John's franchise eBooks climb to #1 bestsellers in their categories on Amazon. He is not just a writer and speaker. Dr. John earned a Franchising Hat Trick as franchisees and Franchisors trust him and listen to him. He is the Titus Chair for Franchise Leadership. Dr. John teaches franchising to college students who seek a career in franchising, people who want to buy a franchise, business owners who want to franchise a business, and Certified Franchise Executives.   Mark Gibson - Retired U.S Air Force Captain [caption id="attachment_24861" align="alignright" width="150"] Mark Gibson[/caption] Mark Gibson is a Retired US Air Force Captain Mark David Gibson makes his debut as an author with his memoir, Served in Silence. Join Mark as he takes you on a journey before, during, and after the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. Mark will take you through his life story of shame and secrecy to presently living a fulfilling life complete with love and authenticity. "Served in Silence" speaks to the heart of anyone who is struggling to live authentically, and aims to inspire readers to be brave and live their authentic truth. Just a small town boy from upstate New York, the best was yet to come. Retired U.S. Air Force Captain Mark David Gibson, like many other young people lost and searching, joined the military as a “ticket out” to find himself and see the world. The strict structure of the military was the perfect solution for harnessing this young person’s scattered energy, poor life choices, and dangerous decisions.  Despite a life foundation built on shifting sands of denial, secrecy, shame, and guilt, Mark found a place to call home in the Air Force. Long before the official “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, it was an unwritten rule invented and perfected as the accepted way of life for young Mark.Gibson, a twenty-year, highly decorated war veteran served ten years enlisted, took an educational break in service, and then served ten more years as a Public Affairs Officer. He deployed multiple times to Southwest Asia in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Noble Eagle.     ...

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/28412.mp3 Dr. Tina Seelig - Founder of BookBrowser, Professor at Stanford University, and Author of Insight Out: Get Ideas Out of Your Head and Into the World Dr. Tina Seelig is a Professor at Stanford School of Engineering. Dr. Seelig earned her Ph.D. from Stanford University Medical School in 1985 where she studied Neuroscience. She has worked as a management consultant for Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, as a multimedia producer at Compaq Computer Corporation, and was the founder of a multimedia company called BookBrowser. In 2009 she received the Gordon Prize from the National Academy of Engineering, recognizing her as a national leader in engineering education, and in 2014, Dr. Seelig was honored with the SVForum Visionary Award. She also received the 2014 MS&E Award for Graduate Teaching, the 2008 National Olympus Innovation Award, and the 2005 Stanford Tau Beta Pi Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. She has written 17 popular science books and educational games. Her books include The Epicurean Laboratory and Incredible Edible Science, published by Scientific American, and a series of twelve games called Games for Your Brain, published by Chronicle Books. Her newest books, published by HarperCollins are What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 (2009), inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity ( 2012), and Insight Out (2015).   Scott Soesbee - Founder of FlameOFF Coatings and SBA Business Person of the Year 2015 Scott Soesbee is Founder of FlameOFF Coatings, a leading developer of fire resistant technologies that protects lives and property. The company is the only provider of fully tested fire retardant and fire resistance intumescent paint products uniquely designed to provide a high-level of fire protection at a reasonable cost. FlameOFF Coatings, Inc. is a private company based in Georgia. Their intumescent paints have been tested at accredited third party International Accreditation Service (IAS) fire testing laboratories. FlameOFF Coatings is a member of NFPA and ICC. Scott won the SBDC Small Business Person of the Year for 2013.   Todd Anduze - Area Director of the SBDC Todd Anduze is the Area Director of the Atlanta SBDC. The SBDC's goal is to help improve the well-being of Georgians by providing education and one on one consulting for small businesses. They provide services like carrying out research and data collection to understand small businesses, conducting analysis, preparing business plans and financials/presentations, interviewing client's employees, management team and other stakeholders, running focus groups and facilitating workshops, identifying issues and forming hypotheses and solutions to help entrepreneurs successfully operate a business, presenting findings and recommendations to clients, implementing recommendations/solutions and ensuring the client receives the necessary assistance to carry it all out, managing projects and programs, leading and managing those within the team, including developing the team and culture, and finally conducting on-going interaction with the client to keep them informed of progress and to make relevant decisions.   Mark Gibson - Public Affairs Officer for the Small Business Administration   Mark Gibson has been a long time friend of the show. He joined the SBA in November 2012, and he quickly realized a lack of instruction in communications and communications planning in so many small businesses in the state. Mark worked to build a team of PR/Communication professionals to develop  a rock solid curriculum to help. Their first event attracted an amazing 158 people and was a huge success. Since then, Mark has driven many SBA projects and the PR campaigns that accompany them. There's a rumor that he recently became an entrepreneur himself, details to follow!   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27788.mp3 Scott McGregor - Advisor, Co-founder, Consultant and Executive to Tech Start-ups [caption id="attachment_11287" align="alignright" width="180"] Scott McGregor[/caption] Scott McGregor has a passion for turning raw technologies into products and helping start-ups achieve success. He is an advisor and executive coach, using his experience as an executive and business co-founder. Scott is also the co-inventor of Web Conferencing for the Placeware Web Conferencing Center (AKA Microsoft Live Meeting). His experience in Silicon Valley helps his guide clients through their own technical leadership roles, and Scott shares his enthusiasm as a speaker on topics including innovation, start-ups, and product design. He is also the past President and Co-founder of the Silicon Valley chapter of the Association for Software Design.   Cassius Butts - SBA Southern Regional Administrator http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27787.mp3 [caption id="attachment_11324" align="alignright" width="162"] Cassius Butts[/caption] Cassius Butts was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2011 to the post of SBA Regional Administrator. In this position he is responsible for the delivery of SBA programs in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. With his leadership skills he has been able to manage oversight of three record breaking years and help businesses in his region receive SBA-backed financing, in amounts close to $12 billion. Before this position, Cassius worked for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and has help leadership positions for Bank of America, Fleet Bank, and the City of Atlanta. He also brings to the SBA experience as a small business owner himself as the co-founder of CB Consulting Group, LLC. To attend the SBA State of the Region in person, or to listen live, click here!    ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27437.mp3   Olga Mizrahi - Author, Speaker & Biz Blogger @ChunkOfChange.com & LBPost.com, CEO of @ohsodesign.com [caption id="attachment_10733" align="alignright" width="80"] Olga Mizrahi[/caption] Olga Mizrahi is an author, speaker, and business blogger. After Olga earned her MBA from Pepperdine University, she started a successful marketing and web design agency - ohso! design. Her emphasis at ohso! design has been to bring small businesses into the folds of big business successes. She has been named one of the Long Beach Post’s first “30 Women To Watch" and she is currently active on the LinkedOC.com Advisory Board. Her popular blog, ChunkOfChange, leads her to speaking opportunities and puts her in a position to positively influence others about marketing strategies. Olga is also the author of Sell Local, Think Global: 50 Innovative Ways to Make a Chunk of Change and Grow Your Business.   [caption id="" align="alignright" width="160"] Terri Denison[/caption] Terri Denison - District Director at US Small Business Administration Terri is responsible for overseeing the implementation and operation of the SBA’s financial, counseling,training and procurement development programs for small businesses throughout Georgia. She explains all of the SBA programs and great things SBA can do for small business owners.   Scott Reib - Attorney and Small Business Legal Expert [caption id="attachment_10792" align="alignright" width="99"] SMB Legal Issues[/caption] Scott Reib is licensed to practice law since November, 1996 by the Supreme Court of Texas. He has represented clients before Probate Courts across North Texas in contested probate and guardianships as well as complex ancillary litigation. He is the Founder of a full service law firm with an emphasis on litigation in the federal and state courts of North Texas. Scott helps individuals, families, and businesses with "Attorney Stuff" through membership based services.    ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/23674.mp3   [caption id="attachment_6325" align="alignright" width="180"] Michael Fensterstock[/caption] Michael Fensterstock - Founder of Aromaflage - Highlight Here Michael Fensterstock and his wife Melissa went on honeymoon and discovered their new business venture. Their first product is Aromaflage, a beautiful perfume fragrance that doubles as insect repellent. Bringing in components from Africa, Europe, and Asia, the couple are building a new brand and trying to help their many native suppliers as much as possible. The product is inspired by ancient Asian practices involving natural oils to protect themselves from insects. They use silken vanilla, exotic orange, cedar wood, and nourishing Vitamin E to make the outdoors bug free! Their custom-made bottles are designed in France using the finest glass and are decorated with 24 karat gold. The travel friendly pouch comes from Kenya and supports local artisans. Great stuff!       Mark Gibson, Public Affairs Officer for the Small Business Administration - Highlight Here Mark Gibson joined the SBA in November 2012, and he quickly realized a lack of instruction in communications and communications planning in so many small businesses in the state. He worked to build a team of PR/Communication professionals to develop  a rock solid curriculum. Their first event attracted an amazing 158 people and was a huge success. Congratulations to Mark!! He has been a long time show supporter by sending great SBA guests for us  to interview. Mark says that other PR events will be coming soon, and we will be sure to let you know about them.    [caption id="attachment_6318" align="alignright" width="180"] Cier Black[/caption] Cier Black of CierB Owner/Principal of Cier B. Public Relations Cier Black was one of the great speakers for Mark's SBA event and joins him for the second half of the show. Her PR firm is considered "Atlanta's chic boutique" and she focuses on non-profit organizations and the small business market. Cier has expertise in community outreach and identity branding, and her mission is to give her clients the platform that they need to grow. Thanks so much Cier for being a part of the great SBA program and a part of the show. She gives some great advice on PR that you won't want to miss.      Mitch Leff, President of Leff & Associates [caption id="attachment_6316" align="alignright" width="180"] Mitch Leff[/caption] Mitch left is the third part of our PR triumvirate. His company offers clients a full range of public relations services, with a specialty in strategic counsel and program development. They work in partnership with clients to achieve results in alignment with business goals. Mitch says, "All public relations activities should be targeted to support specific company objectives." His team has more than 30 years experience and has secured coverage in media including USA Today, CNN, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and the AP.  Cier and Mitch will both be back soon for individual interviews with more great PR tips.          ...

Broadcast May 16, 2013  on Liberty Express Radio - Tanya Prive and Terri Denison http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/18834.mp3 [caption id="attachment_443" align="alignright" width="200"] Tanya Prive[/caption] Tanya Prive- Founder, COO of RockThePost Tanya Prive serves as COO at Rock The Post, a new, better way of crowd funding. Maybe crowd funding for grownups. Prior to co-founding Rock The Post, Tanya worked at Forbes and FOX News where she was accountable for almost 1/3 of ad sales. Also, Tanya is a regular contributor for the entrepreneurial channel at Forbes.       [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200"] Terri Denison[/caption] District Director at US Small Business Administration Terri is responsible for overseeing the implementation and operation of the SBA’s financial, counseling,training and procurement development programs for small businesses throughout Georgia. She explains all of the SBA programs and great things SBA can do for small business owners.      ...