April 29, 2016 – Fifth Third SMB Advice Kala Gibson, SBA National SB Week Doug Kramer & Venture and Vultures Chapter 28

April 29, 2016 – Fifth Third SMB Advice Kala Gibson, SBA National SB Week Doug Kramer & Venture and Vultures Chapter 28

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Kala Gibson – Senior Vice President & Head of Business Banking at Fifth Third Bank

Kala Gibson is the division leader for Business Banking at Fifth Third Bank with a mission to deliver a remarkable customer experience and exceed their expectations. His team strives to be viewed as a strategic partner and trusted advisor with our clients. They do this by offering better listeners, better solutions, better ideas, and most importantly better commitment. Their goal is to understand your strategies and goals, thus allowing the bank to offer creative and innovative solutions. Kala is committed to being the One Bank people most value and trust by being curious and building long-term relationships. His team has a focus on businesses with sales revenue from $2 million to $10 million. Fifth Third is committed to the entrepreneur and will provide tools and products that will help you reach your business goals.
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Douglas Kramer – Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration 

Douglas J. Kramer was confirmed as Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) on June 11, 2015.  In this capacity, he is responsible for managing the agency and ensuring the efficient operation of its programs.  He works to make sure the Agency fulfills its promise to support U.S. Small Businesses. Prior to this role, he was Counselor to SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, where he advised on day-to-day management operations of the SBA and the agency’s efforts to support the growth and success of American small businesses. Before joining the SBA, Mr. Kramer served in numerous senior leadership positions within the Obama Administration.  From November to March 2015, he was General Counsel of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) — an agency with more than 9,600 employees, operations in over 100 countries, and an annual budget of $20 billion. From March 2012 to November 2013, Mr. Kramer worked as Deputy Assistant to the President and White House Staff Secretary.  From 2009 to 2012, he served in the Office of the White House Counsel, first as Deputy Associate Counsel for Presidential Personnel, and then as Special Assistant to the President and Associate Counsel to the President. Prior to joining the White House, Mr. Kramer served as Counsel in the Antitrust Division at the Department of Justice.
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This show features the latest episode of our entrepreneurial serial podcast! The story is called “Venture and Vultures: An Entrepreneurial Thriller.” Here is Chapter Twenty Eight. Hope you enjoy!

A Review of Past Episodes…..

Prologue – “Boys, Do You Understood How a Loan Works?”
Chapter One – “The Name of the Game Is Guts”
Chapter Two – “You Don’t Have a Clue”
Chapter Three – “So, What Are the Next Steps?”
Chapter Four – “Its Like a Vacuum in There!”
Chapter Five – “Can We Break Even?”
Chapter Six – ”Drive Faster, the Cell Is Not Working”
Chapter Seven, “You Want Flooding Keyboards or First Period?”
Chapter Eight, “Why Does He Keep Pulling his Dick?”
Chapter Nine, “4000 Miles in 3 Days!”
Chapter Ten, “Dude! We Are on Fire!”
Chapter Eleven, “You’ve Done Surprisingly Well”
Chapter Twelve, “Things Look Really Bad”
Chapter Thirteen, “Are You Looking for Investors?”
Chapter Fourteen, “Does that Mean We Get to Party with Clint Eastwood?”
Chapter Fifteen, “Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner”
Chapter Sixteen, “So, Who’s the CEO of this Business?”
Chapter Seventeen, “I’ll Take 40% of This Business”
Chapter Eighteen, “Hail, the Conquering Heroes!”
Chapter Nineteen, “So, We All Vote Yes?”
Chapter Twenty, “We Don’t Make Machines Like That, but For You We Will”
Chapter Twenty One, “We Need to Spend 9-10 Million this Quarter”
Chapter Twenty Two, “You Are Taking Food Out of my Kids’ Mouths”
Chapter Twenty Three, “There’s Nothing Inside This Computer”
Chapter Twenty Four, “He Just Spent Another Million Dollars!”
Chapter Twenty Five, “I have $2.5 Million in My Pocket”
Chapter Twenty Six, “That Money Has Been Spent”
Chapter Twenty Seven, “The Greatest Party Ever!”

and now Chapter Twenty Eight “You Need Surgery Soon”

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