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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/25987.mp3 Small Business Administration Week!   [caption id="attachment_8554" align="alignright" width="104"] Grace Fricks[/caption] Grace Fricks - Founder of Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs - Highlight Here Grace Fricks has been on the show before and is the founder of a not-for-profit lending organization Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs. ACE does micro credit and small business loans in Atlanta and rural North Georgia. Recently, they expanded into loans up to $250,000. Grace gets loans and loves to help women, people of color and others who want to grow their small businesses. ACE is certified by the US Treasury Department as a Community Development Financial Institution. They also created Georgia Green Loans for green business practices, services and products. She started the Women Investing in Successful Entrepreneurs (WISE) program to tailor financial services to women business owners. Grace recently won the Georgia Trend 2014 "100 Most Influential Georgians" recognition and the SBA Financial Services Champion of the Year Award.      [caption id="attachment_8601" align="alignright" width="150"] Connie Edwards[/caption] Connie Edwards - Business Consultant at The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) - Highlight Here Connie Edwards has worked for nearly 18 years as a Business Consultant with the Georgia SBDC Network. She has specialized experience developing loan proposals and assisting with acquisition of capital for Georgia businesses. She worked at the Auburn University SBDC and taught at Auburn University. Connie then worked as an engineer with the Monsanto Company. The Small Business Chamber of Savannah honored her with the Small Business Champion of the Year award and she won the 2011 Flewellen Award for Consulting Excellence. She is with us today to tell about all the SBDC programs that can help you!      [caption id="attachment_8608" align="alignright" width="150"] Jusak Bernhard & Jeff Manley[/caption] Jusak Bernhard and Jeff Manley - Owners of TailsSpin - Highlight Here Jeff Manley and Jusak Bernhard are the founders of the Savannah, Georgia based pet supply company TailsSpin Pet Food and Accessories. They started their entrepreneurial journey at the SBA and the SBDC and recently won the very prestigious Small Business Administration Business of the Year Award! TailsSpin offers a blend of hypoallergenic, holistic natural pet food brands (free of corn, wheat, soy, animal by-products, and artificial colors and flavors), tons of accessories, and the best customer service anywhere with low-cost vaccine clinics five times monthly among all stores.  Jeff and Jusak have become a huge part of the community and Savannah, and the love has been returned as their store has grown to three units. They have won tons of other awards and are evidence of how useful a Small Business Administration friendship can be.          ...

Broadcast June 27,  2013  on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/19253.mp3   [caption id="attachment_1728" align="alignright" width="235"] David Geller[/caption] David Geller- CEO and Co-Founder of GV Financial For financial advisors, rate of return is usually the name of the game; however, in this case, we have a founder who started a company whose goal is a little different. David Geller, a founder of GV financial, has made it his mission to make your life happier. Though the work may be the same in a mathematical sense, the metric for success is far different. It is needless to say that his company is very consumer oriented. They only know if they are succeeding by personally maintaining a relationship with every one of their customers. We delve deeper into this business model/ creed with David on this episode of School for Startups Radio! Lloyd Atkins- Consultant at the University of Georgia's SBDC Lloyd Atkins works as a business consultant with the University of Georgia's Small Business Development Center. Specifically, he works with the Office of Minority Business Development and hold many state-wide responsibilities. He comes on our show to tell us what our entrepreneurial listeners     ...