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The Pro Business Channel – “Converting Conversations to Content!”
Our Mission: Create relevant content distributed through various broadcast media, creating personal influence and brand equity for our clients!
PBC value proposition in short: Content X Distribution = Influence

Creating a hybrid between Radio and Podcast, we call a “RadioCast” PBC offers a unique opportunity for business professionals to be guests in the studio or at on-site events to tell their story via a Live Broadcast thereby creating content across multiple platforms and in syndication.

In 18 short months PBC has generated over 500,00 downloads and counting… via on demand content to an engaged business audience. Pro Business programming not only streams LIVE in real time but more importantly has no ‘shelf life limitations’ remaining evergreen to be downloaded, shared and re-played on-demand.

Interviewing industry leaders with innovative ideas and inspiring stories with a pro-business perspective in a long-form interview format to an engaged business audience. Rather than “sound bites” guests tell their story and share insights and experience. Business topics frequently covered include: Law, Finance, Healthcare, Technology, Trade Shows, B2B Marketing, Venture Capital, Training and Development and other topics impacting the business community. Learn more at: http://www.ProBusinessChannel.com
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Marcos Arias Managing Partner at CX MD on Business Developers NetworkOn-Air Guest BIO:20 years plus corporate experience with specific functional expertise in product management, marketing, contact centers with a focus on customer experience. Industry focus is Healthcare, Fintech, Technology, and Telecom. Married with 2 children. Pay it forward at my church, my professional organizations, and various charities.Topics to Discuss: Customer ExperienceCustomer ServiceCustomer SuccessBusiness DevelopmentBusiness SuccessCultureWeb Site / Social Media Links: www.cxmdllc.comOn-Air Guest Linkedin Profile:https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcosariasShow Host: Artie RudermanThe Business Developers Network where today’s leading business developers share and learn innovative business development concepts to generate greater value for their businesses. Broadcasting LIVE from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta.For more info about the show sponsor visit: http://www.igscorp.netTo listen to more episodes visit: http://www.BusinessDevelopersNetwork.comTo view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:http://www.OnAirGuest.com
Marcos Arias Managing Partner at CX MD on Business Developers NetworkOn-Air Guest BIO: 20 years plus corporate experience with specific functional expertise in product management, marketing, contact centers with a focus on customer experience. Industry focus is Healthcare, Fintech, Technology, and Telecom. Married with 2 children. Pay it forward at my church, my professional organizations, and various charities. Topics to Discuss: Customer ExperienceCustomer ServiceCustomer SuccessBusiness DevelopmentBusiness SuccessCulture Web Site / Social Media Links: www.cxmdllc.comOn-Air Guest Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcosariasShow Host: Artie RudermanThe Business Developers Network where today’s leading business developers share and learn innovative business development concepts to generate greater value for their businesses. Broadcasting LIVE from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta.For more info about the show sponsor visit: http://www.igscorp.netTo listen to more episodes visit: http://www.BusinessDevelopersNetwork.comTo view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:http://www.OnAirGuest.com
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Summit on Georgia PodcastAustin Thompson Thompson Management ConsultingOn-Air Guest BIO:Austin E. Thompson, Jr. is the founder and owner of Thompson Management Consulting, LLC, for which he serves as a Management Consultant currently working with small business owners and entrepreneurs on various business strategy, planning, and development initiatives. Annually, Austin plans, organizes, and executes the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Summit (ESBS) attended by hundreds of small business owners, entrepreneurs, strategists, consultants, academicians, researchers, policy makers, thought leaders, and many others in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Austin is originally from the Republic of Guyana, South America, and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Business and Project Management in the College of Adult and Professional Programs at Shorter University in Atlanta, GA. In addition, he has over 17 years in (EMI) regulatory compliance engineering. His published book, A BRAND New You, Taking Ownership of Your Personal BRAND is the basis for many of the personal development workshops he facilitates. There are upcoming literary projects currently in the pipelineIn addition to writing, teaching, and business consulting, Austin formerly co-hosted a monthly radio program on WATB 1420AM, for which he created the Entrepreneurship and Business Empowerment Hour on the Carib and Company Show. On the program, Austin invited business owners into the studio for personal interviews and a discussion about their businesses. He publishes the monthly Empowered Business Journal for Thompson Management Consulting, LLC, which features articles written by Austin, and those contributed by consultants and entrepreneurs for the small business community. His company is a member of the award winning Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.Austin is no stranger to keynote speaking, workshop facilitation, mentoring youth, serving on various business panels and non-profit boards, moderating town hall sessions, fundraising for political candidates, leadership development, and managing political campaigns. He is currently on the Advisory Board of Discovery High School Entrepreneurship and S.T.E.M Academies, and serves as Chief Strategist on the Executive Board of Community Action Network Initiatives (C.A.N.I). In 2012, Austin was elected widely by constituents in the 7th Congressional District of Georgia to the position of District Delegate, and in December 2014, appointed directly by Mayor Judy Jordan-Johnson of Lawrenceville, Georgia to serve on the Downtown Architectural Review Board, which reviews plans for economic revitalization and city planning projects for the City of Lawrenceville, and in addition, serves on the Development Advisory Board for the Board of Commissioners of Gwinnett County, appointed by District 4 Commissioner Marlene Fosque. Always one to serve, Austin recently completed his Declaration of Intent to campaign as a candidate for the Lawrenceville City Council – Post 1. He will contest with three opposing candidates in the November 5, 2019 election.Austin is a graduate of DeVry University and Keller Graduate School of Management. He holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Electronics Engineering, a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications Management, a Master of Project Management degree with honors, and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.). He continues ongoing development in various key disciplines to strengthen his value propositionTopics to Discuss:Entrepreneurship and Small Business Summit (ESBS 2019)The ProgramSpeakersPurpose of the eventDate, Location, Call to Action, TicketsThompson Management ConsultingWhat we doWhy we started
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Summit on Georgia PodcastAustin Thompson Thompson Management ConsultingOn-Air Guest BIO: Austin E. Thompson, Jr. is the founder and owner of Thompson Management Consulting, LLC, for which he serves as a Management Consultant currently working with small business owners and entrepreneurs on various business strategy, planning, and development initiatives. Annually, Austin plans, organizes, and executes the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Summit (ESBS) attended by hundreds of small business owners, entrepreneurs, strategists, consultants, academicians, researchers, policy makers, thought leaders, and many others in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Austin is originally from the Republic of Guyana, South America, and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Business and Project Management in the College of Adult and Professional Programs at Shorter University in Atlanta, GA. In addition, he has over 17 years in (EMI) regulatory compliance engineering. His published book, A BRAND New You, Taking Ownership of Your Personal BRAND is the basis for many of the personal development workshops he facilitates. There are upcoming literary projects currently in the pipelineIn addition to writing, teaching, and business consulting, Austin formerly co-hosted a monthly radio program on WATB 1420AM, for which he created the Entrepreneurship and Business Empowerment Hour on the Carib and Company Show. On the program, Austin invited business owners into the studio for personal interviews and a discussion about their businesses. He publishes the monthly Empowered Business Journal for Thompson Management Consulting, LLC, which features articles written by Austin, and those contributed by consultants and entrepreneurs for the small business community. His company is a member of the award winning Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.Austin is no stranger to keynote speaking, workshop facilitation, mentoring youth, serving on various business panels and non-profit boards, moderating town hall sessions, fundraising for political candidates, leadership development, and managing political campaigns. He is currently on the Advisory Board of Discovery High School Entrepreneurship and S.T.E.M Academies, and serves as Chief Strategist on the Executive Board of Community Action Network Initiatives (C.A.N.I). In 2012, Austin was elected widely by constituents in the 7th Congressional District of Georgia to the position of District Delegate, and in December 2014, appointed directly by Mayor Judy Jordan-Johnson of Lawrenceville, Georgia to serve on the Downtown Architectural Review Board, which reviews plans for economic revitalization and city planning projects for the City of Lawrenceville, and in addition, serves on the Development Advisory Board for the Board of Commissioners of Gwinnett County, appointed by District 4 Commissioner Marlene Fosque. Always one to serve, Austin recently completed his Declaration of Intent to campaign as a candidate for the Lawrenceville City Council – Post 1. He will contest with three opposing candidates in the November 5, 2019 election.Austin is a graduate of DeVry University and Keller Graduate School of Management. He holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Electronics Engineering, a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications Management, a Master of Project Management degree with honors, and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.). He continues ongoing development in various key disciplines to strengthen his value proposition Topics to Discuss: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Summit (ESBS 2019)The ProgramSpeakersPurpose of the eventDate, Location, Call to Action, Tickets Thompson Management ConsultingWhat we doWhy we startedOur value proposition Web Site / Social Media Links: https://m.facebook.com/tmconsultingllc/?ref=bookmarks On-Air Guest Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/austin-thompson-a5b32910More about Georgia Podcast"Who's Who and What's New Georgia!"Interviewing industry and thought leaders with compelling stories. In addition to the live broadcast, content is distributed across multiple syndicated platforms with more than 500,000 downloads.Show Host:Rich Casanova, Chief Visionary OfficerPro Business ChannelRich Casanova began his broadcasting career in California’s central valley at KSKS-FM. While in California he also ran a successful entertainment company whose staff and crew entertained over 100,000 people. After moving to Atlanta and selling his entertainment company, Casanova ventured into publishing as the Publisher and Franchise Owner of Coffee News, headquartered in Bangor, ME.Later became the Founder and CCO, Chief Connection Officer, of an online platform where local business professionals register to receive a free list of the top 100 networking events in metro Atlanta.With a name like Casanova and his gregarious personality, Rich was a natural as a music radio DJ. "I got the radio bug early in my career and often thought how great it would be if there was an opportunity to participate in a talk radio format with a pro-business perspective interviewing thought leaders from the local business community." Thus was born the Pro Business Channel where Rich is the CoFounder and Chief Visionary Officer.http://www.ProBusinessChannel.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanovahttps://twitter.com/RichCasanovaComCheck out more episodes at: http://www.GeorgiaPodcast.comSubmit a guest request at: http://www.OnAirGuest.comView guest photos at: http://www.ProBusinessPictures.com
Eco Friendly Initiatives of Lenox Square Mall and Dynamic Escapes on Buckhead PodcastLauren RockOwner of Dynamic Escapes On-Air Guest BIO:”Because life is about the experiences you have, and the memories you create.” This is why Lauren Rock founded Dynamic Escapes, LLC. a full spectrum travel concierge service. Lauren’s role as a travel concierge is to take care of all the research and planning that goes into booking a trip; enabling her clients to just focus on enjoying their time away. Lauren established Dynamic Escapes in 2016. She is a member of the Travel Leaders network, (the largest travel industry network, it grants recognized independent agents access to industry only connections, prices and upgrades), and holds numerous accreditations and specialist certifications in the travel industry. Lauren loves researching places to go and things to do, and is addicted to travel of course.Topics to Discuss: Time away from the office is important to your personal health and work productivity.There are processes to help you streamline your workload and enable you to take a break.Web Site / Social Media Links: http://www.dynamic-escapes.comhttps://www.facebook.com/DynamicEscapeswww.linkedin.com/in/laurensrockLindsey JonesDirector of Marketing for Lenox Square On-Air Guest BIO:Lindsey Jones manages Lenox Square’s tourism marketing, retailer promotion, event planning and positioning strategy while also overseeing public relations. A Simon employee since 2011, Jones is poised to continue elevating Lenox Square as the southeast’s premier shopping destination.Throughout her career, Jones has received multiple company-wide awards, including the Simon Award of Excellence for Top Social Media Marketer of the Year, Simon’s Best of the Best winner and Simon Property Group’s employee of the month. She began her career as a director of marketing and business development in Kenner, Louisiana, before moving to Jacksonville, Florida, where she served as the director of marketing and business development for The Avenues and St. Johns Town Center.A graduate of the University of New Orleans, Jones served as the chapter president of Alpha Xi Delta and holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing. She resides in Buckhead.Topics to Discuss: Lenox Square's eco-friendly initiativesWeb Site / Social Media Links:http://www.simon.com/mall/lenox-squarehttp://www.facebook.com/LenoxSquareMall/http://www.instagram.com/lenoxsqmall/http://www.twitter.com/LenoxSqMallOn-Air Guest Linkedin Profile:https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindsey-jones-89949611The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The Buckhead Business Association and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios.Show Hosts:Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storytellerhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphonehttps://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO   Rich Casanova, CoFounderPro Business Channelhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanovahttps://twitter.com/RichCasanovaComFor more info about the BBA visit:http://www.BuckheadBusiness.orgCheck out more episodes at:http://www.BuckheadPodcast.comTo view photos from this show, visit:http://www.ProBusinessPictures.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:http://www.OnAirGuest.com
Eco Friendly Initiatives of Lenox Square Mall and Dynamic Escapes on Buckhead PodcastLauren RockOwner of Dynamic Escapes On-Air Guest BIO: ”Because life is about the experiences you have, and the memories you create.” This is why Lauren Rock founded Dynamic Escapes, LLC. a full spectrum travel concierge service. Lauren’s role as a travel concierge is to take care of all the research and planning that goes into booking a trip; enabling her clients to just focus on enjoying their time away. Lauren established Dynamic Escapes in 2016. She is a member of the Travel Leaders network, (the largest travel industry network, it grants recognized independent agents access to industry only connections, prices and upgrades), and holds numerous accreditations and specialist certifications in the travel industry. Lauren loves researching places to go and things to do, and is addicted to travel of course. Topics to Discuss: Time away from the office is important to your personal health and work productivity.There are processes to help you streamline your workload and enable you to take a break. Web Site / Social Media Links: http://www.dynamic-escapes.comhttps://www.facebook.com/DynamicEscapeswww.linkedin.com/in/laurensrockLindsey JonesDirector of Marketing for Lenox Square On-Air Guest BIO: Lindsey Jones manages Lenox Square’s tourism marketing, retailer promotion, event planning and positioning strategy while also overseeing public relations. A Simon employee since 2011, Jones is poised to continue elevating Lenox Square as the southeast’s premier shopping destination. Throughout her career, Jones has received multiple company-wide awards, including the Simon Award of Excellence for Top Social Media Marketer of the Year, Simon’s Best of the Best winner and Simon Property Group’s employee of the month. She began her career as a director of marketing and business development in Kenner, Louisiana, before moving to Jacksonville, Florida, where she served as the director of marketing and business development for The Avenues and St. Johns Town Center. A graduate of the University of New Orleans, Jones served as the chapter president of Alpha Xi Delta and holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing. She resides in Buckhead. Topics to Discuss: Lenox Square's eco-friendly initiatives Web Site / Social Media Links: http://www.simon.com/mall/lenox-square http://www.facebook.com/LenoxSquareMall/ http://www.instagram.com/lenoxsqmall/ http://www.twitter.com/LenoxSqMall On-Air Guest Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindsey-jones-89949611The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The Buckhead Business Association and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios.Show Hosts:Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storytellerhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphonehttps://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEORich Casanova, CoFounderPro Business Channelhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanovahttps://twitter.com/RichCasanovaComFor more info about the BBA visit: http://www.BuckheadBusiness.orgCheck out more episodes at:http://www.BuckheadPodcast.comTo view photos from this show, visit:http://www.ProBusinessPictures.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit:http://www.OnAirGuest.com
Jake Evans Senior Associate, Holland & Knight on Business Developers NetworkShow Content Notes:Becoming a lawyer takes hard work. Becoming a successful lawyer is even more challenging.Law is a business, What most people do not realize is that for most attorneys, they are an independent business, and that is true whether they are sole practitioner or work in small firms, your value to the firm is relative to the revenue you generate for the firm and that is especially when they are working in large firms,So, what does it take to succeed in law? If your ambition is to become an attorney, what path should you follow? Our guest, and my friend, Jake Evans will share his journey from law school to rising within the ranks of law firms in seven short years to become a senior associate at Holland & Knight, a global law firm with more than 1,300 lawyers.Welcome Jake to the Business Developers Network broadcasting from Pro Business Channel studios in Buckhead, Atlanta.Let me provide a brief bio for you so our listeners will get to know you:Graduated with honors from University of Georgia undergrad and law schoolWorked for 3 different law firms before becoming a senior associate at Holland & Knight; which is part of your journey we will learn about.A senior associate at Holland & Knight representing individuals and corporate entities in matters involving complex litigation; government relations at the local, state, and national level; and general business law advice and counsel.He has significant experience representing emerging and early-stage companies, where he carefully balances providing sufficient legal protection with ensuring adequate resources are available to push a company's product to market.A rising star in Georgia's government and legal communities: Elected Chair of Georgia Government Transparency & Campaign FinanceAnd finds the time to give back: He volunteers to be on:Executive Committee of Leukemia and Lymphoma SocietyGeorgia Indigent Representation Task ForceBefore we follow your career path, tell a bit about Holland & Knight, which is a global law firm with more than 1,300 lawyers with expertise for providing representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law.What brought you to the three law firms before joining Holland & Knight?Did each in a way influence and prepare you for the next law firm?What led you to move to different law firms.? This is an important question because one need to know when it is time to move on and not get stuck in a ‘comfortable’ rut.Artie: I am a serial networker or NetWeaver as I like to be and that’s how I first met you, at a BBA social mixer. How important is networking for you and how much time do you devote to networking?Networking is more than attending mixers. It was very smart of you when starting out to introduce yourself to incubator companies – as they grow so will your relationship with them.Has any of them developed into the big time?You also became involved in politics and government services. And it is good to give back by joining support organizations; and that can also develop relationships; can you share those experiences and in what way do they help grow your practice?What opportunities are there to develop relations within a large firm like Holland & Knight?What advice can you offer a young attorney starting out?What advice can you offer an attorney who might be with a small firm and would like to join a much larger firm?You have been practicing law for 7 years now, innovation affects every industry and innovation is moving faster than before; what do you ...
Jake Evans Senior Associate, Holland & Knight on Business Developers NetworkShow Content Notes:Becoming a lawyer takes hard work. Becoming a successful lawyer is even more challenging. Law is a business, What most people do not realize is that for most attorneys, they are an independent business, and that is true whether they are sole practitioner or work in small firms, your value to the firm is relative to the revenue you generate for the firm and that is especially when they are working in large firms,So, what does it take to succeed in law? If your ambition is to become an attorney, what path should you follow? Our guest, and my friend, Jake Evans will share his journey from law school to rising within the ranks of law firms in seven short years to become a senior associate at Holland & Knight, a global law firm with more than 1,300 lawyers.Welcome Jake to the Business Developers Network broadcasting from Pro Business Channel studios in Buckhead, Atlanta.Let me provide a brief bio for you so our listeners will get to know you:Graduated with honors from University of Georgia undergrad and law schoolWorked for 3 different law firms before becoming a senior associate at Holland & Knight; which is part of your journey we will learn about.A senior associate at Holland & Knight representing individuals and corporate entities in matters involving complex litigation; government relations at the local, state, and national level; and general business law advice and counsel.He has significant experience representing emerging and early-stage companies, where he carefully balances providing sufficient legal protection with ensuring adequate resources are available to push a company's product to market.A rising star in Georgia's government and legal communities: Elected Chair of Georgia Government Transparency & Campaign Finance And finds the time to give back: He volunteers to be on:Executive Committee of Leukemia and Lymphoma SocietyGeorgia Indigent Representation Task ForceBefore we follow your career path, tell a bit about Holland & Knight, which is a global law firm with more than 1,300 lawyers with expertise for providing representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law.What brought you to the three law firms before joining Holland & Knight? Did each in a way influence and prepare you for the next law firm?What led you to move to different law firms.? This is an important question because one need to know when it is time to move on and not get stuck in a ‘comfortable’ rut.Artie: I am a serial networker or NetWeaver as I like to be and that’s how I first met you, at a BBA social mixer. How important is networking for you and how much time do you devote to networking?Networking is more than attending mixers. It was very smart of you when starting out to introduce yourself to incubator companies – as they grow so will your relationship with them.Has any of them developed into the big time? You also became involved in politics and government services. And it is good to give back by joining support organizations; and that can also develop relationships; can you share those experiences and in what way do they help grow your practice? What opportunities are there to develop relations within a large firm like Holland & Knight?What advice can you offer a young attorney starting out?What advice can you offer an attorney who might be with a small firm and would like to join a much larger firm? You have been practicing law for 7 years now, innovation affects every industry and innovation is moving faster than before; what do you see are differences in practicing law today than when you started out? For example, do you still need those old law books or is everything you need to research can be found more quickly online?Where do you see innovation going in law in the next few years?What is the trend in the market? Will there be a need for more attorneys than there are in law school today? Professional firms traditionally earn revenue by the hour, which limits income potential to only 24 hours a day. What are other ways that law firms like Holland & Law can generate revenue other than by the hour? What are the challenges facing individual lawyers today?What are the challenges facing law firms today?What changes do you see in law practice I the future?On-Air Guest Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jake-evans-54710935Web Site / Social Media Links: https://www.hklaw.com/Jake-EvansShow Host: Artie RudermanThe Business Developers Network where today’s leading business developers share and learn innovative business development concepts to generate greater value for their businesses. Broadcasting LIVE from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta.For more info about the show sponsor visit: http://www.igscorp.netTo listen to more episodes visit: http://www.BusinessDevelopersNetwork.comTo view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:http://www.OnAirGuest.com
Great Clips, Smoothie King, T-Mobile, Poke Burri, Lifting Noodle Ramen, Pigtails and Crewcuts on Franchise Business RadioGrant Simon LSGF ManagementGrant Simon is a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years of business management experience in retail, food, and service industries. As a multi-unit franchisee, his current brand portfolio includes Great Clips, Smoothie King and T-Mobile with over 160 locations throughout the southeast employing over 1200 people. Grant graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Finance.Topics to Discuss: Multi Unit FranchisingWeb Site / Social Media Links: http://www.lsgfmanagement.com/https://www.linkedin.com/in/grant-simon-46a05048Greg ThomasLSGF ManagementGreg Thomas is president of LSGF Management and a franchisee of several brands including Great Clips and Smoothie King.Working as a water delivery boy in 2004 and having a net worth of about zero, Greg embellished some financial applications to secure a loan to buy a distressed/under-performing hair salon. A combination of great operations and out of the box marketing led this becoming the fastest growing salon in the country.Following that same business model, Greg bought several more distressed businesses. A few years later he teamed with neighbor Grant Simon to form LSGF management, which owns/operates over 160 stores.In addition to being a franchisee, Greg served as co-op president for 8 years. In that role, he developed several large cross-promotions and charity-marketing concepts with a goal of increasing foot traffic without discounting.One of those programs was the Great Clips 300 NASCAR race which resulted in the highest attended Nationwide Race in Atlanta’s history.As long as business continues to be profitable and fun, Greg and Grant plan to continue adding more stores.Topics to Discuss:Background and how we got started"Why Businesses Fail"My niche was buying troubled/distressed businesses and turning them around.I think some real stories with real facts might intrigue your listeners.Web Site / Social Media Links: www.LSGFmanagement.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/greg-t-174325John AlburlPoke Burri, Lifting Noodle RamenLifting Noodles is located in the We Suki Suki food court in East Atlanta Village. The creation is the product of restaurateurs Ken Yu and Seven Chan and a proud member of the KSP Restaurant Group.Our founders saw a gap in the ramen market here in Atlanta and wanted to put their own unique spins on the concept. Lifting Noodles will offer classic traditional dishes you think of when you think of ramen but also their own twists and secret menu.Just like any of their concepts there will be all kinds of adventurous new takes on ramen including fried ramen dishes, ramen inspired by different cuisines, and of course seasonal items with fresh amazing ingredients.Topics to Discuss: Business GrowthFranchisingWeb Site / Social Media Links: https://www.liftingnoodlesramen.comhttps://www.instagram.com/liftingnoodlesramenMichelle HollimanVP of Franchise Development Pigtails & Crewcuts FranchiseMichelle Holliman’s work within the franchising industry dates back to 1997. Throughout that time she built experience by working for the parent companies of well-known brands such as Heavenly Ham, HoneyBaked Ham, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Planet Smoothie and P.J.’s Coffee.Michelle now serves as the Vice President of Franchise Development . In this role,
Great Clips, Smoothie King, T-Mobile, Poke Burri, Lifting Noodle Ramen, Pigtails and Crewcuts on Franchise Business RadioGrant Simon LSGF ManagementOn-Air Guest BIO: Grant Simon is a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years of business management experience in retail, food, and service industries. As a multi-unit franchisee, his current brand portfolio includes Great Clips, Smoothie King and T-Mobile with over 160 locations throughout the southeast employing over 1200 people. Grant graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Finance. Topics to Discuss: Multi Unit Franchising Web Site / Social Media Links: http://www.lsgfmanagement.com/https://www.linkedin.com/in/grant-simon-46a05048 Greg ThomasLSGF ManagementGreg Thomas is president of LSGF Management and a franchisee of several brands including Great Clips and Smoothie King.Working as a water delivery boy in 2004 and having a net worth of about zero, Greg embellished some financial applications to secure a loan to buy a distressed/under-performing hair salon. A combination of great operations and out of the box marketing led this becoming the fastest growing salon in the country.Following that same business model, Greg bought several more distressed businesses. A few years later he teamed with neighbor Grant Simon to form LSGF management, which owns/operates over 160 stores.In addition to being a franchisee, Greg served as co-op president for 8 years. In that role, he developed several large cross-promotions and charity-marketing concepts with a goal of increasing foot traffic without discounting.One of those programs was the Great Clips 300 NASCAR race which resulted in the highest attended Nationwide Race in Atlanta’s history.As long as business continues to be profitable and fun, Greg and Grant plan to continue adding more stores. Topics to Discuss:Background and how we got started"Why Businesses Fail"My niche was buying troubled/distressed businesses and turning them around.I think some real stories with real facts might intrigue your listeners. Web Site / Social Media Links: www.LSGFmanagement.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/greg-t-174325John AlburlPoke Burri, Lifting Noodle Ramen Lifting Noodles is located in the We Suki Suki food court in East Atlanta Village. The creation is the product of restaurateurs Ken Yu and Seven Chan and a proud member of the KSP Restaurant Group. Our founders saw a gap in the ramen market here in Atlanta and wanted to put their own unique spins on the concept. Lifting Noodles will offer classic traditional dishes you think of when you think of ramen but also their own twists and secret menu.Just like any of their concepts there will be all kinds of adventurous new takes on ramen including fried ramen dishes, ramen inspired by different cuisines, and of course seasonal items with fresh amazing ingredients.Topics to Discuss: Business GrowthFranchising Web Site / Social Media Links: https://www.liftingnoodlesramen.comhttps://www.instagram.com/liftingnoodlesramenMichelle HollimanVP of Franchise Development Pigtails & Crewcuts FranchiseMichelle Holliman’s work within the franchising industry dates back to 1997. Throughout that time she built experience by working for the parent companies of well-known brands such as Heavenly Ham, HoneyBaked Ham, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Planet Smoothie and P.J.’s Coffee.Michelle now serves as the Vice President of Franchise Development . In this role, Michelle evaluates prospective franchisees to help them determine if owning a Pigtails & Crewcuts salon is the right investment choice. Topics to Discuss: Our storyBusiness modelWhere we want to expandInterested in multi-concept franchisees Web Site / Social Media Links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Pigtails-Crewcuts-Haircuts-for-Kids-Franchise-471790145391/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pigtails-crewcuts-franchise-llcInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/pigtailsandcrewcutsLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-holliman-2132313The Franchise Business Radio show is a platform to bring together franchise professionals and resources to connect, educate, and collaborate to serve the franchise community and the franchise consumer. Spotlighting Leaders in the Franchise Industry, experts in funding, legal, marketing and consulting.Franchise Business Radio hosted by:Pam Currie, FounderFranchise IntellectMade possible in part by:Franchise Intellect, visit: http://www.FranchiseIntellect.comAlso made possible in part by:Franchise City, visit http://www.Franchise.cityTo nominate or submit a guest request visit: http://www.OnAirGuest.comTo view guest photos from this show, visit: http://www.ProBusinessPictures.com
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