01 May May 2, 2014 – Profit Master Ruth King, Wells Fargo SVB Sean Mabey, & Lt. Col. Dan Ward
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Ruth King is known as the profitability master for her obsession with training small businesses how to maximize their revenue. Ruth is the best-selling author of The Courage to Be Profitable and has been offering training solutions on the Internet since 1998. Her company has been video casting and has two company channels and is looking for other markets to expand into. Ruth is with us today to talk about her upcoming event, a week long free series for entrepreneurs trying to grow their businesses and maximize profit and revenue. Great stuff!
Sean Mabey – Director of Small Business Strategy and Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo Bank
Sean Mabey is back again! Sean is the Director of Small Business Strategy with Wells Fargo and loves to say that he is ‘always thinking about small business.’ Today he is with us to talk about the minimum wage. Stereotypically, small business owners are scared of an increase in the minimum wage. But Sean has some interesting statistics that may change your mind. As always, we avoid politics with a passion, but do have an interesting discussion of the effects of minimum wage on small businesses around the United States.
Lieutenant Colonel Dan Ward – Innovation Guru & Author of FIRE: How Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained, and Elegant Methods Ignite Innovation – Highlight Here
As part of our preview of Veteran Entrepreneur Week, we welcome author Lieutenant Colonel Dan Ward. He just published a book on technology innovation (HarperCollins)which talks about rapid tech development. He challenges some common assumptions of speed, budget, and efficiency. Great stuff! Dan is currently the Program Manager for the Dismount Detection Radar system and the Test & Evaluation lead for the Theater Battle Control division of the USAF’s Life Cycle Management Center at Hanscom AFB (military talk!). He has published over 70 articles in magazines such as defense trade journals.