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Stephen Loudermilk with Loudy Properties Team/Keller Williams North Atlanta on Spotlight Episode

Stephen Loudermilk with Loudy Properties Team/Keller Williams North Atlanta on Spotlight Episode

Update: 2018-07-19
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Stephen Loudermilk with Loudy Properties Team/Keller Williams North Atlanta on Spotlight Episode

Stephen Loudermilk
Loudy Properties Team/Keller Williams North Atlanta

Stephen Loudermilk is a seasoned and experienced real estate professional who is passionate about making home buyers, sellers and investors realize their dreams come true.

Brief Description of Product or Service:
With top-notch negotiating, marketing/communications and strategic selling skills, The Loudy Properties Team will help you buy, sell or invest in the dream home of your choice for the long-term future!

Topics to Discuss:
How I got involved in real estate
Clients
Real estate industry trends
My team's business model
What's next in the real estate industry

Connect with the Loudy Properties Team:
Website: https://sloudermilk.kw.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/loudyproperties

Connect with Stephen Loudermilk:

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sloudermilk



Spotlighting Industry Leaders and Trends. Broadcasting LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios.

Show Host:
Rich Casanova, CoFounder
Pro Business Channel

https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova

https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom

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Chef Jamie Adams with il Giallo Osteria and Bar on Food and Beverage Radio
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Chef Jamie Adams with il Giallo Osteria and Bar on Food and Beverage Radio
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The restaurant was formerly owned by one of the gran dames of Italian cuisine, Marcela Hazan, coincidentally, one of Adams’ most profound culinary influencers.Adams left BLRG for a short while, when he opened the boutique restaurant, ENO in Midtown Atlanta. In addition to an economic downturn, during this time, Adams was as he refers to it, “the lucky recipient of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts, fondly referred to as “Cabbage-CABG,” also known as a quadruple bypass. After taking some time off to recuperate, as a compliment to the long-time, mutually respectful business relationship between Pano and Adams, the Chef was asked to rejoin the Veni Vidi Vici team.While at Veni Vidi Vici, Adams realized that he and restaurant General Manager, Leonardo Moura, shared a mutual desire to create and run their own Italian restaurant. Adams and Moura shared their dream with Pano Karatassos, and it was decided that Veni Vidi Vici would close, enabling the pair to open their own restaurant. 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SBA National Veterans Small Business Week on Georgia Business RadioTerri DenisonDistrict DirectorSBA Georgia District OfficeTerri Denison is the Georgia District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). In this role since May 2002, she is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the SBA’s financial, counseling/training and business development programs for small businesses throughout Georgia.Terri began her SBA career in 1987 as a Presidential Management Fellow at the Agency’s Washington, D. C. District and Headquarter Offices. Other positions included working with the Agency’s Minority Enterprise Development and One Stop Capital Shop programs and Office of Field Operations.Terri holds a B.A. Degree in American Government from Cornell University and an M.A. Degree in Urban Studies from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. She is also a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia.A native of Corpus Christi, Texas, Terri currently serves as the President of the Cornell Alumni Association of Atlanta and a member of the Cornell University Council. Other personal interests include ballroom dancing and travel.Brief Description of Product or Service: Federal Government AgencyProvides programs and resources to support small business creation and expansionTopics to Discuss: National Veterans Small Business Week Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: www.sba.gov/gahttps://twitter.com/sba_georgiahttps://www.linkedin.com/in/terri-denison-952b37bGeorgia Business Radio Interviewing industry and thought leaders with compelling stories. Relevant content on current business trends live from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. 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.GeorgiaBusinessRadio.comSubmit a guest request at: http://www.OnAirGuest.comView guest photos at: http://www.ProBusinessPictures.com
Two Under-Served Areas of the Insurance Marketplace on Buckhead Business Show
Two Under-Served Areas of the Insurance Marketplace on Buckhead Business ShowBuz McOmberMcOmber Insurance My family began in the insurance business in 1893 with my grandfather, Fred T. McOmber. He and my father built one of the largest independent insurance agencies in Michigan through their focus on honesty, great customer service, community involvement and making policy holders the center of everything they did. That’s the world I grew up in and those are the values I carry forward with me to this day. My business career in multiple industries over 45 years has as its foundation the desire to make my clients more effective, their businesses function more successfully and always doing the right thing on their behalf.I have a degree in investment finance from Miami University (Ohio) and spent my first five years out of college as a Naval Officer serving shipboard out of Norfolk, VA and as base Supply Officer & Comptroller at the ammunition depot on Guam. I spent 28 years in the technology industry, working in large systems for IBM, followed by a role as a leader in a desktop systems integration and leasing firm and then finally as a sales leader managing relationships with Gartner, Inc.’s largest clients including GM, Sara Lee, Ford, Chrysler and Coca Cola.I was driven to enter the “family business” by my desire to help those who struggle to find affordable health insurance as well as long term care insurance that makes financial sense. I take community involvement seriously having served on the inaugural Executive Board of the Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce, working on Habitat for Humanity home builds, and mission work in Tanzania.My wife Kimberly & I have been married for 46 year and are the parents of three wonderful children and now enjoy six grandchildren.Brief Description of Product or Service:Focused on two under-served areas of the insurance marketplace:1) Health coverage for the small/medium sized business (5 & up) and also those larger business where they have individuals who can't afford the group plan offered by the employer. I also serve larger companies that are self-funded to help them manage there routine medical costs which fall straight to the bottom line.2) The long term care market has been in disarray because of carriers leaving the market and large increases in premiums. I offer a hybrid life/long term care product from a large A+ rated company that provides 2x the face value of the underlying life policy for a price only slightly above what a life policy costs. It's also guaranteed issue for groups of 5 employees & up - up to $100K ($200K LTC). This provides smaller companies with the ability to offer a benefit that few others do and for the average person who thought they couldn't afford either life or long term care insurance to have both.Our insurance products are excellent fits for the markets I have identified because they all struggle with offering affordable, accessible and simple to use health coverage. The hybrid Life/Long Term Care product addresses the shrinking number of providers and the many broken promises of affordable premiums to help people in their later years.Topics to Discuss: State of both health ins mkt and Long Term Care mktWho we serve, why & how we add valueWhy limited medical plansWhy hybrid Life/LTCWhat sets us apartWeb Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: www.mcomberinsurance.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/buzmcomberThe Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta...
Two Under-Served Areas of the Insurance Marketplace on Buckhead Business Show
Two Under-Served Areas of the Insurance Marketplace on Buckhead Business ShowBuz McOmberMcOmber Insurance Guest BIO: My family began in the insurance business in 1893 with my grandfather, Fred T. McOmber. He and my father built one of the largest independent insurance agencies in Michigan through their focus on honesty, great customer service, community involvement and making policy holders the center of everything they did. That’s the world I grew up in and those are the values I carry forward with me to this day. My business career in multiple industries over 45 years has as its foundation the desire to make my clients more effective, their businesses function more successfully and always doing the right thing on their behalf. I have a degree in investment finance from Miami University (Ohio) and spent my first five years out of college as a Naval Officer serving shipboard out of Norfolk, VA and as base Supply Officer & Comptroller at the ammunition depot on Guam. I spent 28 years in the technology industry, working in large systems for IBM, followed by a role as a leader in a desktop systems integration and leasing firm and then finally as a sales leader managing relationships with Gartner, Inc.’s largest clients including GM, Sara Lee, Ford, Chrysler and Coca Cola. I was driven to enter the “family business” by my desire to help those who struggle to find affordable health insurance as well as long term care insurance that makes financial sense. I take community involvement seriously having served on the inaugural Executive Board of the Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce, working on Habitat for Humanity home builds, and mission work in Tanzania. My wife Kimberly & I have been married for 46 year and are the parents of three wonderful children and now enjoy six grandchildren. Brief Description of Product or Service I'm focused on two under-served areas of the insurance marketplace: 1) Health coverage for the small/medium sized business (5 & up) and also those larger business where they have individuals who can't afford the group plan offered by the employer. I also serve larger companies that are self-funded to help them manage there routine medical costs which fall straight to the bottom line. 2) The long term care market has been in disarray because of carriers leaving the market and large increases in premiums. I offer a hybrid life/long term care product from a large A+ rated company that provides 2x the face value of the underlying life policy for a price only slightly above what a life policy costs. It's also guaranteed issue for groups of 5 employees & up - up to $100K ($200K LTC). This provides smaller companies with the ability to offer a benefit that few others do and for the average person who thought they couldn't afford either life or long term care insurance to have both. Our insurance products are excellent fits for the markets I have identified because they all struggle with offering affordable, accessible and simple to use health coverage. The hybrid Life/Long Term Care product addresses the shrinking number of providers and the many broken promises of affordable premiums to help people in their later years. Topics to Discuss: State of both health ins mkt and Long Term Care mkt Who we serve, why & how we add value Why limited medical plans Why hybrid Life/LTC What sets us apart Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: www.mcomberinsurance.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/buzmcomberThe 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 Host:Rich Casanova, CoFounderPro Business Channelhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanovahttps://twitter.com/RichCasanovaComFor more info about the BBA visit:www.BuckheadBusiness.orgTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:www.OnAirGuest.comTo view photos from this show, visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.com
From a Kid in a Hardware Store to a Leading Debt Buyer! Mike Boyle Interview on Capital Club Radio
From a Kid in a Hardware Store to a Leading Debt Buyer! Mike Boyle Interview on Capital Club RadioJoin Michael Flock of FLOCK Specialty Finance as he interviews Mike Boyle. Mike is the Founder of C&E Acquisitions (C&E), a debt buyer based in Bel Air, Maryland focused on asset purchases in the healthcare space. Following the sale of C&E Acquisitions to Diverse Funding, he became Executive Vice President of Diverse, a leading middle market debt buyer. Mike discusses lessons learned from his previous work experience, including a stint at a hardware store that surprisingly carried through to his career in debt purchasing.Mike started the company while he was an account executive at EMC Corporation where he was selling data center and infrastructure services to hospitals and law firms. He gained an appreciation for technology while working at Systems Alliance where he sold technology solutions to the university marketplace. Mike first learned financial analysis skills at Partners First Holdings where he managed the financial aspect of its outsourcing relationship with FDR. He also had gained valuable exposure to advertising principles when he started his career at MBNA managing major advertising campaigns including the launch of the Platinum Card.Mike was the first in his family to graduate from college earning BA degrees in Business Administration and Marketing before adding an MBA in Finance from Loyola University Maryland. He is the proud father of three children. Capital Club RadioHosted by: Michael FlockSponsored by: Flock Specialty FinanceProviding a forum for leaders in the middle market segment which has typically been undeserved by traditional banking.Listeners gain valuable business insights and perspectives to deal with market uncertainty. Topics include: key success factors, both personal and professional, dealing with adversity, outlook for the industry and your business.For more info about Michael Flock and Flock Specialty Finance visit:www.FlockFinance.comTo listen to more episodes visit:www.CapitalClubRadio.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:https://www.OnAirGuest.comTo view more photos visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.com
From a Kid in a Hardware Store to a Leading Debt Buyer! Mike Boyle Interview on Capital Club Radio
From a Kid in a Hardware Store to a Leading Debt Buyer! Mike Boyle Interview on Capital Club RadioJoin Michael Flock of FLOCK Specialty Finance as he interviews Mike Boyle. Mike is the Founder of C&E Acquisitions (C&E), a debt buyer based in Bel Air, Maryland focused on asset purchases in the healthcare space. Following the sale of C&E Acquisitions to Diverse Funding, he became Executive Vice President of Diverse, a leading middle market debt buyer. Mike discusses lessons learned from his previous work experience, including a stint at a hardware store that surprisingly carried through to his career in debt purchasing.Mike started the company while he was an account executive at EMC Corporation where he was selling data center and infrastructure services to hospitals and law firms. He gained an appreciation for technology while working at Systems Alliance where he sold technology solutions to the university marketplace. Mike first learned financial analysis skills at Partners First Holdings where he managed the financial aspect of its outsourcing relationship with FDR. He also had gained valuable exposure to advertising principles when he started his career at MBNA managing major advertising campaigns including the launch of the Platinum Card.Mike was the first in his family to graduate from college earning BA degrees in Business Administration and Marketing before adding an MBA in Finance from Loyola University Maryland. He is the proud father of three children.Capital Club RadioHosted by: Michael FlockSponsored by: Flock Specialty FinanceProviding a forum for leaders in the middle market segment which has typically been undeserved by traditional banking.Listeners gain valuable business insights and perspectives to deal with market uncertainty. Topics include: key success factors, both personal and professional, dealing with adversity, outlook for the industry and your business.For more info about Michael Flock and Flock Specialty Finance visit:www.FlockFinance.comTo listen to more episodes visit:www.CapitalClubRadio.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:https://www.OnAirGuest.comTo view more photos visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.com
BookLogix CEO Angela DeCaires and Rob Wilson Interviewed on Author Talk Show
BookLogix CEO Angela DeCaires and Rob Wilson Interviewed on Author Talk ShowAngela DeCairesCEO, BookLogix Angela DeCaires is the CEO of BookLogix. She has previously held positions as the Director of Publishing and Marketing & Communications Manager with the Atlanta-based publisher.Angela is dedicated to helping to educate authors on the nontraditional publishing industry and is a frequent public speaker at writing conferences and events.Angelas background includes experience in public relations, writing, broadcasting, and journalism, having spent a number of years as a TV news producer and news writer in New York state, followed by public relations work for health systems in both Florida and New York. She holds a degree in Communication/Journalism from St. John Fisher College.Brief Description of Product or Service: BookLogix is an Alpharetta, GA-based book publisher that works with business professionals, authors, and folks from all industries and backgrounds to publish, print, market, and sell their books.Topics to Discuss: Why listeners should think about publishing a book, What's involved in publishing process, including steps and timeframe, etc., influence of digital age on publishing, latest trends, common mistakes, etc. Basically I am very open-ended on any matter related to publishing...Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: https://booklogix.comhttps://www.facebook.com/booklogixhttps://www.instagram.com/booklogixhttps://twitter.com/booklogixhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/angeladecairesRobert Evans Wilson, Jr.Jump Start Your Meeting! Award-winning writer and speaker, Robert Evans Wilson, Jr. works with companies that want to be more competitive through innovation, and with people who want to think more creatively. Rob is the author of the internationally syndicated column on innovation, achievement, and leadership: The Un-Comfort Zone which runs in Psychology Today and more than 300 other publications. He is also the author of four books including the inspirational book: Wisdom in the Weirdest Places; the psychological mystery novel: ...and Never Coming Back; the humorous children's novel on dealing with bullies: The Annoying Ghost Kid, and the hilarious, illustrated collection of bathroom graffiti: OFF THE WALL! The Best Graffiti Off The Walls Of America.Brief Description of  Service: Robert Evans Wilson, Jr. is a captivating storyteller who has entertained audiences around the world. He creates stories for speeches, articles, fiction, and advertising. His real-world content on Innovation, Creative-Thinking, Achievement, and Leadership helps people get better results in their businesses and in their personal lives. He does this through speeches, seminars, coaching, and copywriting.Topics to Discuss: InnovationCreative thinkingDealing with changeWeb Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/robevanswilsonLinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/in/graffitiguyTwitter: http://twitter.com/robevanswilsonAuthor Talk ShowInterviews with authors about their journey of writing a book, the mission,
BookLogix CEO Angela DeCaires and Rob Wilson Interviewed on Author Talk Show
BookLogix CEO Angela DeCaires and Rob Wilson Interviewed on Author Talk ShowAngela DeCairesCEO, BookLogix Angela DeCaires is the CEO of BookLogix. She has previously held positions as the Director of Publishing and Marketing & Communications Manager with the Atlanta-based publisher. Angela is dedicated to helping to educate authors on the nontraditional publishing industry and is a frequent public speaker at writing conferences and events. Angelas background includes experience in public relations, writing, broadcasting, and journalism, having spent a number of years as a TV news producer and news writer in New York state, followed by public relations work for health systems in both Florida and New York. She holds a degree in Communication/Journalism from St. John Fisher College.Brief Description of Product or Service: BookLogix is an Alpharetta, GA-based book publisher that works with business professionals, authors, and folks from all industries and backgrounds to publish, print, market, and sell their books. Topics to Discuss: Why listeners should think about publishing a book, What's involved in publishing process, including steps and timeframe, etc., influence of digital age on publishing, latest trends, common mistakes, etc. Basically I am very open-ended on any matter related to publishing... Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: https://booklogix.comhttps://www.facebook.com/booklogixhttps://www.instagram.com/booklogixhttps://twitter.com/booklogixhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/angeladecairesRobert Evans Wilson, Jr.Jump Start Your Meeting! Award-winning writer and speaker, Robert Evans Wilson, Jr. works with companies that want to be more competitive through innovation, and with people who want to think more creatively. Rob is the author of the internationally syndicated column on innovation, achievement, and leadership: The Un-Comfort Zone which runs in Psychology Today and more than 300 other publications. He is also the author of four books including the inspirational book: Wisdom in the Weirdest Places; the psychological mystery novel: ...and Never Coming Back; the humorous children's novel on dealing with bullies: The Annoying Ghost Kid, and the hilarious, illustrated collection of bathroom graffiti: OFF THE WALL! The Best Graffiti Off The Walls Of America. Brief Description of Product or Service: Robert Evans Wilson, Jr. is a captivating storyteller who has entertained audiences around the world. He creates stories for speeches, articles, fiction, and advertising. His real-world content on Innovation, Creative-Thinking, Achievement, and Leadership helps people get better results in their businesses and in their personal lives. He does this through speeches, seminars, coaching, and copywriting. Topics to Discuss: InnovationCreative thinkingDealing with changeWeb Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/robevanswilson LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/in/graffitiguy Twitter: http://twitter.com/robevanswilson Author Talk ShowInterviews with authors about their journey of writing a book, the mission, story and what they learned during the process and more! Live from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. In addition to the live broadcast, content is in distribution 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.https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanovahttps://twitter.com/RichCasanovaComCheck out more episodes or submit a guest request visit:www.AuthorTalkShow.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:https://www.OnAirGuest.comTo view guest photos from this show, visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.com
Amazon FBA, Mobile Fuel and Security At Your Fingertips on CoFounders Podcast
Amazon FBA, Mobile Fuel and Security At Your Fingertips on CoFounders PodcastChirag T. PatelCo-Founder Amazon Take Action! and Startup Development Institute My name is Chirag T. Patel and I was born in Drumright, Oklahoma. When I turned 3 years old I moved to a small city in Georgia called Milledgeville. My mother was born in New Zealand and my father was born in India. In 1979 my father came to America to pursue a new life and the American Dream. My mother also moved to America during the same time who was brought here by my grandfather to pursue a better life for my mother and her sisters and brothers. During this time my parents had not met yet. My parents were like many immigrant families that came to America who had a dollar and the dream, well more like $10 for my dad.Being the first generation of Indians who immigrated to the US they did not know anything or anyone. Through word of mouth my father and mother were introduced and like the Indian culture they were married within a week in a arranged marriage. Today all that has changed, believe me, I am married and she didn’t say yes until three years later, but that’s another story!Not knowing how my parents were going to survive, make money, raise a family and get a piece of the American pie. They went straight to work at a small independent motel making minimum wage. Then everything changed-- I was born! Not knowing how they would survive and raise a family on minimum wage they took a leap of faith. From the money they saved and getting a loan they moved 926 miles from Cushing, OK to Milledgeville, GA and bought a small motel called Royal Inn on the not-so-great part of town.Now my parents didn't know anything about ROI, PnLs, customer service, or managing a motel. They didn't go to college for this. All they knew was working hard and HUSTLE! They knew if you worked hard at something then results will follow. But little did they know, they instantly became entrepreneurs!For the first few years business was slow, but knowing there was no turning back they had to make it happen by any means necessary. So the next thing they did was the greatest entrepreneurial idea that my parents ever came up with. To their credit probably the best idea they ever had! They decided to build a liquor store within the motel! You heard right, a drive through/walk in liquor store. So now customers can buy their favorite drink and rent a room without ever drinking and driving!Business went up ten fold! Now people could come and buy liquor which in turn was free marketing to the motel. This move brought a lot of business to the motel and we were renting rooms left and right. Or I guess you can say we were in the business of preventing drinking and driving!My sister and I grew up at the Royal Inn, it was the place we called home. We played, ate, slept and slumber partied with our friends. Yes, our friends always asked why we lived in a motel since they all lived in normal houses, but it was all we knew and growing up everyday was a adventure.From the time I was 12 years old I started helping my parents operate the motel and the liquor store. Well, I didn't have much of a choice because (1.) I lived in the motel and (2.) my parents made me! So even before I was a teenager the entrepreneur spirit was instilled in me.When I turned 18 I was more than ready to get out of Milledgeville. Although I think it's the greatest city in the world! I was ready for bigger and better things. I moved to Atlanta and attended Georgia State University. Throughout Middle School, High School and College I knew I wanted to own my own business so I just needed to figure out exactly what I wanted to do. To make a long story short I became a Headhunter and worked both sides of the industry including the agency and corporate side.
Amazon FBA, Mobile Fuel and Security At Your Fingertips on CoFounders Podcast
Amazon FBA, Mobile Fuel and Security At Your Fingertips on CoFounders PodcastChirag T. PatelCo-Founder Amazon Take Action! and Startup Development Institute Guest BIO: My name is Chirag T. Patel and I was born in Drumright, Oklahoma. When I turned 3 years old I moved to a small city in Georgia called Milledgeville. My mother was born in New Zealand and my father was born in India. In 1979 my father came to America to pursue a new life and the American Dream. My mother also moved to America during the same time who was brought here by my grandfather to pursue a better life for my mother and her sisters and brothers. During this time my parents had not met yet. My parents were like many immigrant families that came to America who had a dollar and the dream, well more like $10 for my dad.Being the first generation of Indians who immigrated to the US they did not know anything or anyone. Through word of mouth my father and mother were introduced and like the Indian culture they were married within a week in a arranged marriage. Today all that has changed, believe me, I am married and she didn’t say yes until three years later, but that’s another story!Not knowing how my parents were going to survive, make money, raise a family and get a piece of the American pie. They went straight to work at a small independent motel making minimum wage. Then everything changed-- I was born! Not knowing how they would survive and raise a family on minimum wage they took a leap of faith. From the money they saved and getting a loan they moved 926 miles from Cushing, OK to Milledgeville, GA and bought a small motel called Royal Inn on the not-so-great part of town.Now my parents didn't know anything about ROI, PnLs, customer service, or managing a motel. They didn't go to college for this. All they knew was working hard and HUSTLE! They knew if you worked hard at something then results will follow. But little did they know, they instantly became entrepreneurs!For the first few years business was slow, but knowing there was no turning back they had to make it happen by any means necessary. So the next thing they did was the greatest entrepreneurial idea that my parents ever came up with. To their credit probably the best idea they ever had! They decided to build a liquor store within the motel! You heard right, a drive through/walk in liquor store. So now customers can buy their favorite drink and rent a room without ever drinking and driving!Business went up ten fold! Now people could come and buy liquor which in turn was free marketing to the motel. This move brought a lot of business to the motel and we were renting rooms left and right. Or I guess you can say we were in the business of preventing drinking and driving!My sister and I grew up at the Royal Inn, it was the place we called home. We played, ate, slept and slumber partied with our friends. Yes, our friends always asked why we lived in a motel since they all lived in normal houses, but it was all we knew and growing up everyday was a adventure.From the time I was 12 years old I started helping my parents operate the motel and the liquor store. Well, I didn't have much of a choice because (1.) I lived in the motel and (2.) my parents made me! So even before I was a teenager the entrepreneur spirit was instilled in me.When I turned 18 I was more than ready to get out of Milledgeville. Although I think it's the greatest city in the world! I was ready for bigger and better things. I moved to Atlanta and attended Georgia State University. Throughout Middle School, High School and College I knew I wanted to own my own business so I just needed to figure out exactly what I wanted to do. To make a long story short I became a Headhunter and worked both sides of the industry including the agency and corporate side. Then in 2008 I started my own recruitment and real estate company which was profitable for a few months then the economy crashed and took everything down with it.From attempting to start my own business I learned a lot about myself and the incredible amount of work, hustle, and focus it takes to be successful. The other thing I learned was PASSION. No matter what type of business you start weather brick or mortar or online you will need passion to get you through. I needed to find something that I love doing for the rest of my life and monetize it! That is why I am starting this podcast/blog. I want to give back my experiences and share with you success stories of others on how to be a well rounded entrepreneur and provide you with the best content on the internet!Topics to Discuss: My Story | Amazon FBA | EntrepreneurshipWeb Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: Website www.onthegrindradio.com Instagram https://www.instagram.com/onthegrindctpTwitter https://twitter.com/onthegrindctp Facebook www.facebook.com/onthegrindctpTerrance BerryDistrict Manager for Greater Atlanta RegionMOBILE FUELGuest BIO:District Manager-Greater Atlanta Region at Mobile Fuel.me Personal Trainer/Spiritual Advisor & EntrepreneurBrief Description of Product or Service:Gasoline DeliveredMobile Fuel delivers gasoline directly into your vehicle at home, while you are at work and when you are on the go.Topics to Discuss:Fuel Company: MOBILE FUELHow Mobile Fuel Gasoline Service Works:1 - Sign UpIt's only $20.00 per month plus the gasoline you purchase on a as needed basis. Low gasoline prices, no delivery charges, no contracts and absolutely no drama. 2 - Schedule ServiceSchedule a home, office or on the go delivery. Mobile Fuel operates 24 hours a day in most cities in North America. Never go to a gas station again. 3 - Gasoline is DeliveredMobile Fuel comes to your location, fill up your vehicles and performs a 32 point safety check. When filled, a confirmation email is sent and your card on file is charged.Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:https://mobilefuel.mehttps://twitter.com/mobile_fuelhttps://www.instagram.com/mobilefuelhttps://www.facebook.com/mobilefueldeliveryhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/terrance-berry-731509173Dave TompkinsCoFounderHawqueGuest BIO 30+ years of national and international (12 countries across 5 continents) experience in recruiting, leading and scaling high performance teams. Successfully executed all major C-level positions: President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, VP of Sales, and VP of Professional Services. Delivered successful results raising capital and executing both buy-side and sell-side M&A processes. Creative innovator who is skilled at bringing to market and monetizing new products, programs, and events. Now for the current journey! HAWQUE’s mission is to make communities and businesses safer by being the bridge between customers in need of security and highly trained professionals scheduled in advance or available on demand. My two Founding Partners and I have devoted multiple years of ‘sweat equity’ into HAWQUE, and we are launching our technology platform and app in May, 2018, with an initial focus on Metro Atlanta. From there, we are determined to enable a safe and secure nation and beyond. We are a solid team of entrepreneurs and operators with deep technology, start-up, security, corporate, law enforcement and military experience. Brief Description of Product or Service:Security At Your Fingertips - Hawque develops technology that creates safer communities by connecting elite security professionals to this in need, around the world. Topics to Discuss: What Hawque is doing in Atlanta, the Southeast, and soon the US and beyond to create a safer world courtesy of technology. Elite security services and empowerment. Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: www.hawque.comhttps://www.facebook.com/hawque17https://twitter.com/Hawque2017https://www.instagram.com/hawque17https://www.linkedin.com/in/dave-tompkins-47058530CoFounders PodcastConversations with Co-Founders & Start-UpsShow 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.Connect with Rich:Website: www.RichCasanova.comLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanovaTwitter: https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaComInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/RichCasanovaComStartUp Grind: https://www.startupgrind.com/u/mvushzView recent episodes visit: www.CoFoundersPodcast.comSubmit a guest request visit: www.OnAirGuest.comTo view more photos from this show visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.com(Click on the show photo album)
SimpliSpoken and Selling to Zebras Interview on Business Developers Network
SimpliSpoken and Selling to Zebras Interview on the Business Developers Network ShowJohn GossCo Founder and PartnerSimpliSpoken  We help businesses join the Voice revolution and build a voice presence to delight their customers. Voice tech is the most natural way of communicating. Today’s customers expect speed, convenience, low friction. Don’t miss out on being a key part of your customer’s daily voice-led routine. Want to meet your customers where they are? We’ve got you coveredI am also a Managing Partner for Konnarock Healthcare LLC. Konnarock specializes in Management Consulting, Strategic Assessments, Mobile Application Design and Development, and Implementation and Support Services.Brief Description of Product or Service:Voice First Digital company offering Consultancy and Design ServicesTopics to Discuss:Industry TrendsVoice MarketBranding StrategiesImbuing Voice into your cultureMissionWhats NextWeb Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:www.SimpliSpoken.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/john-goss-50a7861Jeff KoserCEOSelling to ZebrasJeff is the spirited founder & CEO of Selling to Zebras (STZ). STZ is the World's First Self-Driving AI-Enabled CRM. Imagine Salesforce or Microsoft Dynamics auto-populating as a result of utilizing software that helps sellers sell. STZ solves the business problem of how to transform a feature function seller into a business issue and value focused professional. With STZ organizations are able to find, close, expand and retain their top revenue producing customers (Zebras). The Selling to Zebras software identifies perfect prospects, provides research for account penetration, auto generates a preliminary business case and guides sellers and buyers to a verified business case. And then auto updates the CRM with all the information management needs to run the business.The end result is improvement to three metrics that increase sales;-Reduction in Sales Cycle Length 21-45%-Average Deal Size Increase 13-1000%-Pipeline Close Rate Increase 102-964%Imagine if the executive team, sellers and customer support could uniformly articulate the business problem you solve and the value your company creates for your customers. STZ creates this level of clarity, memorializes it inside the STZ platform, and helps you find more customers, like your best customers.Jeff has more than 25 years’ experience in leadership roles in operations, sales and marketing. He is the award-winning co-author of Selling to Zebras HOW TO CLOSE 90% of the BUSINESS YOU PURSUE FASTER, MORE EASILY and MORE PROFITABLY. In 2010, he was recognized as one of the best sales authors of all time in the book, The Sales Gurus.Prior to founding Selling to Zebras, Jeff was Chief Operating Officer for Baan Supply Chain Solutions. Under his leadership, revenues grew more than tenfold in five years ($743m).STZ has implemented the STZ go-to-market software in hundreds of companies and impacted thousands in sales, marketing and operations.Brief Description of Product or Service:We help our clients sell focusing on the value they create as opposed to the features and functions of their product. We help our clients differentiate and win using their customer success stories.Topics to Discuss:How to identify your perfect prospect.We know from working with companies for 17 years, they may think they know but few actually do.
SimpliSpoken and Selling to Zebras Interview on Business Developers Network
SimpliSpoken and Selling to Zebras Interview on Business Developers NetworkJohn GossCo Founder and PartnerSimpliSpoken Guest BIO:We help businesses join the Voice revolution and build a voice presence to delight their customers. Voice tech is the most natural way of communicating. Today’s customers expect speed, convenience, low friction. Don’t miss out on being a key part of your customer’s daily voice-led routine. Want to meet your customers where they are? We’ve got you covered I am also a Managing Partner for Konnarock Healthcare LLC. Konnarock specializes in Management Consulting, Strategic Assessments, Mobile Application Design and Development, and Implementation and Support Services. Brief Description of Product or Service: Voice First Digital company offering Consultancy and Design Services Topics to Discuss: Industry TrendsVoice MarketBranding StrategiesImbuing Voice into your cultureMissionWhats Next Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: www.SimpliSpoken.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-goss-50a7861 Jeff KoserCEOSelling to ZebrasGuest BIO:Jeff is the spirited founder & CEO of Selling to Zebras (STZ). STZ is the World's First Self-Driving AI-Enabled CRM. Imagine Salesforce or Microsoft Dynamics auto-populating as a result of utilizing software that helps sellers sell. STZ solves the business problem of how to transform a feature function seller into a business issue and value focused professional. With STZ organizations are able to find, close, expand and retain their top revenue producing customers (Zebras). The Selling to Zebras™ software identifies perfect prospects, provides research for account penetration, auto generates a preliminary business case and guides sellers and buyers to a verified business case. And then auto updates the CRM with all the information management needs to run the business. The end result is improvement to three metrics that increase sales;-Reduction in Sales Cycle Length 21-45%-Average Deal Size Increase 13-1000%-Pipeline Close Rate Increase 102-964%Imagine if the executive team, sellers and customer support could uniformly articulate the business problem you solve and the value your company creates for your customers. STZ creates this level of clarity, memorializes it inside the STZ platform, and helps you find more customers, like your best customers. Jeff has more than 25 years’ experience in leadership roles in operations, sales and marketing. He is the award-winning co-author of Selling to Zebras HOW TO CLOSE 90% of the BUSINESS YOU PURSUE FASTER, MORE EASILY and MORE PROFITABLY. In 2010, he was recognized as one of the best sales authors of all time in the book, The Sales Gurus. Prior to founding Selling to Zebras, Jeff was Chief Operating Officer for Baan Supply Chain Solutions. Under his leadership, revenues grew more than tenfold in five years ($743m). STZ has implemented the STZ go-to-market software in hundreds of companies and impacted thousands in sales, marketing and operations. Brief Description of Product or Service:We help our clients sell focusing on the value they create as opposed to the features and functions of their product. We help our clients differentiate and win using their customer success stories.Topics to Discuss:How to identify your perfect prospect.We know from working with companies for 17 years, they may think they know but few actually do.Our plan is to excite the audience with an engaging sales discussion around whether or not they understand what their customers say is the business problem they solve. Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:https://www.sellingtozebras.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/selling-to-zebras-inchttps://twitter.com/sellingtozebrashttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-koser-4a3911a0Show 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: www.igscorp.netTo listen to more episodes visit: www.BusinessDevelopersNetwork.comTo view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:www.OnAirGuest.com
VaVa Virtual Assistants and Bespokuture Luxury Clothier on CoFounders Podcast
VaVa Virtual Assistants and Bespokuture Luxury Clothier on CoFounders PodcastLauren Gall and Melanie AmmermanCoFoundersVaVa Virtual AssistantsBrief Description of Product or Service:We handle the back office support so you can focus on growing your business. VaVa Virtual Assistants is a full-service virtual assistance provider, serving clients of all sizes worldwide. Our team specializes in administrative and marketing needs. We offer friendly and efficient assistance via telecommuting, at a fraction of the cost of employing administrative staff in your office. Our goal is to allow you time to focus on revenue generating tasks while we handle the back office support.Topics to DiscussWhat Virtual assistants are and are notDelegationOutsourcing Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Linkswww.VaVaVirtual.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/va-va-virtual-assistantshttps://twitter.com/VaVaVirtualhttp://instagram.com/vavavirtualhttps://www.facebook.com/vavavirtualassistantsLauren:   https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurengallMelanie:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/melanieammermanOmar KinnebrewFounderBespokuture, Inc.Brief Description of Product or Service:Bespokuture provides high-end custom-made garments, shoes and leather goods for men and women across the globe. Omar Kinnebrew is a luxury clothier and style consultant in Atlanta, GA. His company (Bespokuture, Inc.) provides high-end custom suits, shirts, shoes, casual wear, and leather accessories for men and women across the globe. His work has been featured on prominent television shows and in national publications; and his custom pieces are worn by athletes, entrepreneurs, social media influencers, executives, artists, and many more. His expansive service offering and knowledge base allow clients to turn to him as a true lifestyle clothier.A man of style and creativity, Omar crafted and began selling gentlemen accessories in 2014 but quickly turned his focus to creating custom-made pieces. Understanding the need for a well-priced, high-quality garment offering, he pulled together the best master tailors and cobblers to create his "Bespokuture" line in 2016. He now works passionately to deliver exquisite creations for those who seek a higher level of aesthetic prominence.Clothing, however, is not his only passion. Omar cherishes his time traveling, reading, staying active, and creating new memories with his phenomenal wife and two-year-old son. He also has a giving spirit and strong presence in the community. Whether it's mentoring young men or serving on local non-profit boards, Omar always makes room to do a bit more. He also works closely with 40 Girls and Some Shoes to provide the homeless and working poor with gently used footwear and builds houses as a Habitat for Humanity skilled supervisor. In addition, he blends his passion for refinement and helping kids by working with programs for middle and high school-aged students that provide them with the foundation and mindset to mature into styli...
VaVa Virtual Assistants and Bespokuture Luxury Clothier on CoFounders Podcast
VaVa Virtual Assistants and Bespokuture Luxury Clothier on CoFounders PodcastLauren Gall and Melanie AmmermanCoFoundersVaVa Virtual AssistantsBrief Description of Product or Service:We handle the back office support so you can focus on growing your business.VaVa Virtual Assistants is a full-service virtual assistance provider, serving clients of all sizes worldwide. Our team specializes in administrative and marketing needs. We offer friendly and efficient assistance via telecommuting, at a fraction of the cost of employing administrative staff in your office. Our goal is to allow you time to focus on revenue generating tasks while we handle the back office support.Topics to DiscussWhat Virtual assistants are and are not DelegationOutsourcingWeb Site / Linkedin / Social Media Linkswww.VaVaVirtual.com https://www.linkedin.com/company/va-va-virtual-assistants https://twitter.com/VaVaVirtualinstagram.com/vavavirtualhttps://www.facebook.com/vavavirtualassistantsLauren: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurengallMelanie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melanieammermanOmar KinnebrewFounderBespokuture, Inc.Brief Description of Product or Service:Bespokuture provides high-end custom-made garments, shoes and leather goods for men and women across the globe.Omar Kinnebrew is a luxury clothier and style consultant in Atlanta, GA. His company (Bespokuture, Inc.) provides high-end custom suits, shirts, shoes, casual wear, and leather accessories for men and women across the globe. His work has been featured on prominent television shows and in national publications; and his custom pieces are worn by athletes, entrepreneurs, social media influencers, executives, artists, and many more. His expansive service offering and knowledge base allow clients to turn to him as a true lifestyle clothier.A man of style and creativity, Omar crafted and began selling gentlemen accessories in 2014 but quickly turned his focus to creating custom-made pieces. Understanding the need for a well-priced, high-quality garment offering, he pulled together the best master tailors and cobblers to create his "Bespokuture" line in 2016. He now works passionately to deliver exquisite creations for those who seek a higher level of aesthetic prominence. Clothing, however, is not his only passion. Omar cherishes his time traveling, reading, staying active, and creating new memories with his phenomenal wife and two-year-old son. He also has a giving spirit and strong presence in the community. Whether it's mentoring young men or serving on local non-profit boards, Omar always makes room to do a bit more. He also works closely with 40 Girls and Some Shoes to provide the homeless and working poor with gently used footwear and builds houses as a Habitat for Humanity skilled supervisor. In addition, he blends his passion for refinement and helping kids by working with programs for middle and high school-aged students that provide them with the foundation and mindset to mature into stylish, intelligent and exceptional members of the society.Omar graduated from North Carolina A&T State University with a degree in Business Administration and minor in Spanish. While there, he was initiated into the Alpha Nu chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity Incorporated; played D1AA football, and joined Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society. He went on to earn an M.B.A. from Mercer University in Atlanta and applies his financial acumen to balancing the books while serving on the local and national alumni boards for NC A&T SU.Through his company, Omar’s ultimate goal is to provide beautifully crafted garments, shoes and leather goods to his diverse client base; but more importantly, he wishes to inspire young entrepreneurs and strengthen the community so that all of our children can live out their dreams.Topics to Discuss:My entry into men's retail fashionMy unique/complete offeringNext stepsWeb Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:www.bespokuture.com@bespokuture on IG, FB, Twitterhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/omarkinnebrewCoFounders PodcastConversations with Co-Founders & Start-UpsShow 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.Connect with Rich:Website: www.RichCasanova.comLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanovaTwitter: https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaComInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/RichCasanovaComStartUp Grind: https://www.startupgrind.com/u/mvushzView recent episodes visit: www.CoFoundersPodcast.comSubmit a guest request visit: www.OnAirGuest.comTo view more photos from this show visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.com(Click on the show photo album)
Facebook Community Boost Interview with Lori Ann Pope on Georgia Business Radio
Facebook Community Boost Interview with Lori Ann Pope on Georgia Business RadioRich Casanova with the Pro Business Channel on site in our own hometown of Atlanta for Georgia Business Radio. We're at a phenomenal event here today with Facebook and their community boost events, bringing the communities together city-by-city. This is a fascinating concept and tour, were excited and proud to be part of it, right now here joining me at the event live is Lori Ann Pope, Facebook's global small business event marketing lead.Rich Casanova: Before we start talking about the event and your role, actually before we started recording you immediately had a flashback to your radio days, tell me a little bit about that.Lori Ann Pope: So I started radio in college. I was at Brown University and worked at WBRU FM which was an FM station but a workshop for college students. And so that really instilled my love of radio, music in particular, but I also did news and also exposed me to all sorts of music. I did everything from R&B to Rock to Jazz.Rich: [00:00:53] Yeah once it gets in your blood right you're hooked, right? So once you once you move on past this Facebook gig we talk about bringing you back in radio one day maybe right?  So you're about three and a half years into this. So what's your role now Facebook?Lori Ann: [00:01:09] So my role at Facebook has always been the same for the last three years. I'm the global small business event marketing lead and basically what that means is that I lead the team that produces and brings us to life around the world. So we're here in the US but we've also launched in Amea, Europe the Middle East and Africa and also in Asia, we actually launched in Jakarta today.Rich: [00:01:31] Oh, wow, that's exciting and Atlanta, you know, how often does that happen?  We had a conversation earlier with Katherine Shappley from Facebook talking about what this 50 city tour involves. So, it's 36 cities so far right?Lori Ann: [00:01:49] It's actually more than that. So Facebook Community boost is really under sort of a larger umbrella of what we call our economic develop initiatives, which is basically how do we help communities boost economies etc. And so it's actually not a new program that we've rolled out. There's really been some version of this for the last five years. I believe you talked to Bess Yount. I call her the Godmother of Facebook Community Boost. It may have started out as Facebook fit and then morphed. So we've stuck with Boost for a long time, so it's either been boost your business or Facebook Community Boost. The whole point has always been connecting with small businesses and their employees to give them the skills and digital tools they need to basically grow their businesses online. I'm passionate about this so many of our small businesses are not engaged in the digital economy.Rich: [00:02:43] I definitely feel your passion and a shout-out to Bess. I don't know if they still do shout outs or not. So now talk to us about the mission, the idea and the backstory of the community boost events you're doing not only here in the US but around the world and this event in particular, The experiences and some of the takeaways from this three-day event from two different perspectives.  One, the instructors and experts and also from the attendees, what's the exchange here?
Poke Burri, Office Evolution and DCV Franchise Group Interview on Franchise Business Radio
Poke Burri, Office Evolution and DCV Franchise Group Interview on Franchise Business RadioKen Yu and Seven ChanOwnersPoke Burri, Lifting Noodles Ramen, KSP Restaurant GroupKen Yu and Seven Chan are the owners of KSP Restaurant Group parent company of Poke Burri and Lifting Noodles Ramen. The pair are award winning emerging brands that have helped reshape the emerging asian food culture in Atlanta. Poke Burri has become the front runner in the KSP portfolio winning Yelps #1 Highest Rated Poke in Atlanta, #1 Highest Rated Sushi in Atlanta and Atlanta’s #2 Highest Rated Restaurant overall. Poke Burri is currently franchising with plans to open 10 plus stores in the next year.Brief Description of Your Product or Service:We make delicious traditional food with a twist. Topics to Discuss:Our storyOur franchisingSecret menusSocial media expertiseWeb Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:@pokeburri@liftingnoodlesramenAndy BeanFranchise Owner/Area DirectorOffice EvolutionBrief Description of Product or Service:Shared WorkspaceOffice Evolution is a virtual office and executive office space franchise with locations across the United States. In business since 2003, Office Evolution is the full-service virtual office solutions authority, providing clients with a professional image, friendly service and convenience by offering executive office space and virtual solutions at a practical price.Committed to helping business owners thrive by taking the work out of running an office, Office Evolution delivers quality service and amenities, and provides opportunities to connect and share knowledge with like-minded professionals. Conference and training rooms, business support services, live answering and call management offer the right mix of services to help business owners succeed.Topics to Discuss:Why did you start Office EvolutionWhy is coworking/shared workspaces boomingRecent success storiesWeb Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:https://www.linkedin.com/in/andy-bean-3707a0158https://www.facebook.com/andy.bean.904https://www.facebook.com/Office-Evolution-Alpharetta-144901672825966https://www.facebook.com/Office-Evolution-Dunwoody-444274659356971Larry SchwartzDCV Franchise GroupPartner with SingerLewak's DCV Franchise Services DivisionWith more than 25 years of corporate and business development experience Larry has held executive level positions in the ancillary healthcare and franchise industries. During that time, he has been instrumental in developing and managing new business ventures and has spearheaded the growth of several start-ups, early and middle stage companies. Larry began his career in franchising as a Master Developer for a multi-brand organization in Southern California. Shortly after, he was asked to help lead the company’s national franchise development efforts as well as assist in the launch of a new high-profile brand. In that capacity, Larry was responsible for developing, implementing and executing a national rollout strategy with emphasis on sales and marketing, resale transactions, contract negotiation and real estate procurement.
Poke Burri, Office Evolution and DCV Franchise Group Interview on Franchise Business Radio
Poke Burri, Office Evolution and DCV Franchise Group Interview on Franchise Business RadioKen Yu and Seven ChanOwnersPoke Burri, Lifting Noodles Ramen, KSP Restaurant GroupKen Yu and Seven Chan are the owners of KSP Restaurant Group parent company of Poke Burri and Lifting Noodles Ramen. The pair are award winning emerging brands that have helped reshape the emerging asian food culture in Atlanta. Poke Burri has become the front runner in the KSP portfolio winning Yelps #1 Highest Rated Poke in Atlanta, #1 Highest Rated Sushi in Atlanta and Atlanta’s #2 Highest Rated Restaurant overall. Poke Burri is currently franchising with plans to open 10 plus stores in the next year.Brief Description of Your Product or Service:We make delicious traditional food with a twist.Topics to Discuss:Our storyOur franchisingSecret menusSocial media expertiseWeb Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:@pokeburri @liftingnoodlesramenAndy BeanFranchise Owner/Area DirectorOffice EvolutionBrief Description of Product or Service:Shared WorkspaceOffice Evolution is a virtual office and executive office space franchise with locations across the United States. In business since 2003, Office Evolution is the full-service virtual office solutions authority, providing clients with a professional image, friendly service and convenience by offering executive office space and virtual solutions at a practical price. Committed to helping business owners thrive by taking the work out of running an office, Office Evolution delivers quality service and amenities, and provides opportunities to connect and share knowledge with like-minded professionals. Conference and training rooms, business support services, live answering and call management offer the right mix of services to help business owners succeed.Topics to Discuss:Why did you start Office EvolutionWhy is coworking/shared workspaces boomingRecent success storiesWeb Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:https://www.linkedin.com/in/andy-bean-3707a0158https://www.facebook.com/andy.bean.904https://www.facebook.com/Office-Evolution-Alpharetta-144901672825966https://www.facebook.com/Office-Evolution-Dunwoody-444274659356971Larry SchwartzDCV Franchise GroupPartner with SingerLewak's DCV Franchise Services DivisionWith more than 25 years of corporate and business development experience Larry has held executive level positions in the ancillary healthcare and franchise industries. During that time, he has been instrumental in developing and managing new business ventures and has spearheaded the growth of several start-ups, early and middle stage companies. Larry began his career in franchising as a Master Developer for a multi-brand organization in Southern California. Shortly after, he was asked to help lead the company’s national franchise development efforts as well as assist in the launch of a new high-profile brand. In that capacity, Larry was responsible for developing, implementing and executing a national rollout strategy with emphasis on sales and marketing, resale transactions, contract negotiation and real estate procurement. He also served as Regional Vice President for a multi-brand international franchise company where he was responsible for the development of several brands in the Southwestern US. Since 2009, Larry has worked as a senior level consultant to the franchise industry and has helped facilitate the development of several start-up, early stage and established franchise organizations. He has brought years of small business and corporate development experience to clients in several critical areas including infrastructure development, sales, branding/marketing, operations and investment capital procurement. Larry joined DCV Franchise Services Group as a Partner and Sr. Consultant to pursue his passion for working with companies to develop new and existing brands, create new business opportunities and facilitate the growth and development of regional, national and international franchise systems.Brief Description of Your Product or Service:DCV is your true strategic partner. From turn-key development of new franchise systems to sales outsourcing, franchisee financing and operations systems implementation, DCV provides deep industry experience, strategic insight, and practical solutions for both franchisors and franchisees – all in one place.Topics to Discuss:Our story and how it relates to franchising as well as success stories and the industry as a whole.Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:www.dcvfranchisegroup.comhttps://www.singerlewak.com/index.php/employee/larry-schwartzhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/larry-schwartz-1086b194The 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: www.FranchiseIntellect.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:www.OnAirGuest.comTo view guest photos from this show, visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.com
Robert Williams III EnSyT Owner on Business Developers Network
Robert Williams IIIOwnerEnSyT Business Development Professional Attributes: “My skills and experiences are diverse and extremely transferable”. I have strong ethical, professional, legal and social standards assimilated into my persona and can project assertiveness, intellectual curiosity and humility, to every situation. I have mastered change, and acquired an array of skills necessary to manage in a highly competitive economy. I effectively combine my professional experience to meet the business needs of my clients/customers.Career Overview: I systematically apply investigative, analytical and problem-solving skills and continuously work successfully with cross-disciplined teams. I currently empower small businesses to measure and analyze qualitative and quantitative aspects of their business activities using statistical analysis and financial ratios to determine cash flow, liquidity, profitability, efficiency, debt management, etc.•Solving Business Problems (Decision Tree and 2x2 Matrix Models), Lynda.Com•Operational Management Fundamentals (Inventory, Production, Quality), Lynda.Com•Pivot Tables for Data Analysis, Lynda.Com•Applied Business Research and Statistics (UOP Graduate Level Course)•Research and Evaluation/Statistics I & II (UOP Under Graduate Level Courses)•Quantitative Reasoning for Business (UOP Graduate Level Course)•Financial Analysis for Managers I & II (UOP Under Graduate Level Courses)•Corporate Finance (UOP Graduate Level Course)Brief Description of Your Product or Service:The goal of my company is to assist with capitalizing on the difference between working technically in the business and strategically on the business with continuous and inexpensive access to market/industry data, analysis tools, ideas, best practices and leadership insight from leading resources and leaders of national and international organizations, guaranteed to help you not only out-think but think ahead of most small business owners.Topics to Discuss:Personal bioHistory of EnSyTEnSyT Business modelClient success storiesHow EnSyT meets its own challengesWeb Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:Robert Williams III: https://www.linkedin.com/mynetwork/invite-sent/robertwilliamsiiiShow 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: www.igscorp.netTo listen to more episodes visit: www.BusinessDevelopersNetwork.com  To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:www.OnAirGuest.com
Robert Williams III EnSyT Owner on Business Developers Network
Robert Williams III EnSyT Owner on Business Developers NetworkRobert Williams IIIOwnerEnSyT Business Development Professional Attributes: “My skills and experiences are diverse and extremely transferable”. I have strong ethical, professional, legal and social standards assimilated into my persona and can project assertiveness, intellectual curiosity and humility, to every situation. I have mastered change, and acquired an array of skills necessary to manage in a highly competitive economy. I effectively combine my professional experience to meet the business needs of my clients/customers. Career Overview: I systematically apply investigative, analytical and problem-solving skills and continuously work successfully with cross-disciplined teams. I currently empower small businesses to measure and analyze qualitative and quantitative aspects of their business activities using statistical analysis and financial ratios to determine cash flow, liquidity, profitability, efficiency, debt management, etc. •Solving Business Problems (Decision Tree and 2x2 Matrix Models), Lynda.Com •Operational Management Fundamentals (Inventory, Production, Quality), Lynda.Com •Pivot Tables for Data Analysis, Lynda.Com •Applied Business Research and Statistics (UOP Graduate Level Course) •Research and Evaluation/Statistics I & II (UOP Under Graduate Level Courses) •Quantitative Reasoning for Business (UOP Graduate Level Course) •Financial Analysis for Managers I & II (UOP Under Graduate Level Courses) •Corporate Finance (UOP Graduate Level Course) Brief Description of Your Product or Service: The goal of my company is to assist with capitalizing on the difference between working technically in the business and strategically on the business with continuous and inexpensive access to market/industry data, analysis tools, ideas, best practices and leadership insight from leading resources and leaders of national and international organizations, guaranteed to help you not only out-think but think ahead of most small business owners. Topics to Discuss:Personal bioHistory of EnSyT EnSyT Business modelClient success storiesHow EnSyT meets its own challenges Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: Robert Williams III: https://www.linkedin.com/mynetwork/invite-sent/robertwilliamsiiiShow 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: www.igscorp.netTo listen to more episodes visit: www.BusinessDevelopersNetwork.comTo view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:www.OnAirGuest.com
Facebook Community Boost Interview with Lori Ann Pope on Georgia Business Radio
Facebook Community Boost Interview with Lori Ann Pope on Georgia Business RadioRich Casanova with the Pro Business Channel on site in our own hometown of Atlanta for Georgia Business Radio. We're at a phenomenal event here today with Facebook and their community boost events, bringing the communities together city-by-city. This is a fascinating concept and tour, were excited and proud to be part of it, right now here joining me at the event live is Lori Ann Pope.Rich Casanova: Before we start talking about the event and your role, actually before we started recording you immediately had a flashback to your radio days, tell me a little bit about that.Lori Ann Pope: So I started radio in college. I was at Brown University and worked at WBRU FM which was an FM station but a workshop for college students. And so that really instilled my love of radio, music in particular, but I also did news and also exposed me to all sorts of music. I did everything from R&B to Rock to Jazz.Rich: [00:00:53] Yeah once it gets in your blood right you're hooked, right? So once you once you move on past this Facebook gig we talk about bringing you back in radio one day maybe right?  So you're about three and a half years into this. So what's your role now Facebook?Lori Ann: [00:01:09] So my role at Facebook has always been the same for the last three years. I'm the global small business event marketing lead and basically what that means is that I lead the team that produces and brings us to life around the world. So we're here in the US but we've also launched in Amea, Europe the Middle East and Africa and also in Asia, we actually launched in Jakarta today.Rich: [00:01:31] Oh, wow, that's exciting and Atlanta, you know, how often does that happen?  We had a conversation earlier with Katherine Shappley from Facebook talking about what this 50 city tour involves. So, it's 36 cities so far right?Lori Ann: [00:01:49] It's actually more than that. So Facebook Community boost is really under sort of a larger umbrella of what we call our economic develop initiatives, which is basically how do we help communities boost economies etc. And so it's actually not a new program that we've rolled out. There's really been some version of this for the last five years. I believe you talked to Bess Yount. I call her the Godmother of Facebook Community Boost. It may have started out as Facebook fit and then morphed. So we've stuck with Boost for a long time, so it's either been boost your business or Facebook Community Boost. The whole point has always been connecting with small businesses and their employees to give them the skills and digital tools they need to basically grow their businesses online. I'm passionate about this so many of our small businesses are not engaged in the digital economy.Rich: [00:02:43] I definitely feel your passion and a shout-out to Bess. I don't know if they still do shout outs or not. So now talk to us about the mission, the idea and the backstory of the community boost events you're doing not only here in the US but around the world and this event in particular, The experiences and some of the takeaways from this three-day event from two different perspectives.  One, the instructors and experts and also from the attendees, what's the exchange here?Lori Ann: [00:03:12] So when we looked at building their curriculum, it was really filling that gap in what do people really want to know and what don't they know? So a lot of it is one just basics, you know, digital skills and education and then it moves onto introduction to Facebook also Instagram, you may not know that Facebook owns Instagram.Rich: [00:03:34] There's a rumor about that. That's a pretty amazing story. I'd love to have that conversation one day. It's phenomenal the partnership right?Lori Ann: [00:03:41] It's great. So one of the things people associate with Instagram is it's great for creatives. So one of the classes is story school and it's amazing in that we show small businesses you don't have to have a fancy agency to do your creative. You can basically do it with your mobile phone a tripod and a few other tools and you can have creatives to also showcase your products and services.Rich: [00:04:03] It is amazing the technology that we have in the the day and time we're living in and that as a small business you really need to jump on the bandwagon and take advantage of those opportunities, right? So, what's new or what's next in this endeavor?Lori Ann: [00:04:18] As far as Facebook Community Boost, I have to tell you every city is different. So being here in Georgia as far as support from the community attendance it's really been amazing over these three days, but when we got the support of the city and the mayor's office and having them say we'd love for you to come to train people in our city, that's amazing. The other thing is it just makes sense to be in Georgia. Georgia is the number 3 state for ease of starting a business. And so we come to the people who are trying to do it and so it made complete sense to be here.Rich: [00:04:58] I would definitely concur, we had the commissioner for economic development for the state of Georgia in our studio talking about the same subject matter. Each state has their claim to fame, but we're certainly very Pro Business friendly. So I appreciate  your time Lori Ann Pope with Facebook at the community boost event here in Atlanta. I know you have a lot on your docket today, but day three is probably a little bit more relaxed than the earlier days.Lori Ann: [00:05:23] I have to say, day three we thought was going to be relaxed but when I arrived this morning there was a line all the way down the hall which just made me smile and we look forward to new businesses are coming each day. So starting from day one I think people got the word out there's this great event you're a small business you really have to come.  And so that's just been amazing to see.Rich: [00:05:45] I saw the line. I should have taken a picture, it was literally out the door almost to the parking lot, so well done. Again, thanks for your time, so how would our listeners find out about the upcoming events or more engagement?Lori Ann: [00:05:58] You can go straight to Facebook Community Boost it list all the cities where we're going next and also all of the attendees here in Atlanta have the chance to join the Facebook community group. So basically we keep the community engaged it allows people to network, share ideas and also know about upcoming training. Facebook has a national partnership with the Urban League. The Urban League is very active in Atlanta, and so they will continue training, offer what the community needs based off what they started here today.  So we're very excited about that.The other thing I want to note is we have a great program within Facebook Community Boost called #SheMeansBusiness and so female entrepreneurs, the bulk of our attendees are women business owners, so tonight we're having this event at the Switchyards. Atlanta is also a mecca for the film and entertainment industry. It's been in the last year pretty booming for Atlanta. So we have this amazing event called "Action to Seen" about women and their visibility both behind the camera and in front of it in the film and entertainment industry.So it's going to be an amazing event. We've got Michelle Sneed who is the president of production for Tyler Perry Studios. Huge. We're excited about that and then a panel of women directors, writers, actors who will talk about their experiences and moving forward especially out of the LA Market?  That's huge!Rich: [00:07:29] Well said, we're going to definitely leverage this content you just shared with us. You mentioned women in business, I just heard a recent interview with Kevin O'Leary from Shark Tank "Mr. Wonderful" he said 100 percent of his most successful businesses have been women based businesses.Lori Ann: [00:07:51] I'm not surprised by that. I mean when you talk to a lot of the women or even the panel we have that kicked off on Monday a lot of them had a seed of an idea or it started out as a project.  Serriah Johnson from Curl Definition a small business here in Atlanta started in her kitchen just making products for hair because she was passionate about having natural products for her hair. It's now grown into a big business, so I think women have that seed of an idea, they start with it and then once they figure out how to pivot to a business, then great success.Rich: [00:08:25] We all know the first female billionaire on the Forbes list was a female start-up entrepreneur here in Atlanta. So we look forward to conversations with some of the attendees participating in the event, some of the experts in the space of Facebook and Instagram, Again, Rich Casanova looking forward to our next conversation. Meanwhile, Lori Ann Pope from Facebook Community Boost thank you again and tune in to the next episode of Georgia Business Radio across the Pro Business Channel syndicated platforms.Georgia Business Radio Interviewing industry and thought leaders with compelling stories. Relevant content on current business trends live from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. In addition to the live broadcast, GBR content is in distribution across multiple syndicated platforms with more than 500,000 downloads.Check out more episodes  visit:  www.GeorgiaBusinessRadio.comSubmit a guest request visit:  www.OnAirGuest.comView guest photos from this show visit:  www.ProBusinessPictures.comShow Host: Rich Casanova, Chief Visionary OfficerPro Business Channelhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanovahttps://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom
Institutional Executive to Growth Entrepreneur John Coffin Interview on Capital Club Radio
Institutional Executive to Growth Entrepreneur John Coffin Interview on Capital Club RadioHere is a glimpse of what John shared in the interview:“I actually got into banking totally by mistake or kismet…through that process, that six month training class, decided I loved business and I loved banking.”“… learned a lot about life in the Boy Scouts. About challenges and overcoming obstacles and pushing yourself further than maybe you’d think you were capable of.”“… that’s something that our generation can learn from the millennials, their willingness to try different things and not be so locked into one career.”Please join Michael Flock of FLOCK Specialty Finance as he interviews “growth” entrepreneur, John Coffin.John is the Co-Founder of Practical Growth Advisors (PGA) which is a consulting and advisory firm focused on serving privately held companies and helping them grow faster with confidence. John discusses his transformation from successful institutional executive to small business advisor and creative entrepreneur. He shares his great range of valuable experiences, both personal and professional, and how he’s leveraging these to help guide middle market companies towards achieving their growth goals today.Prior to founding PGA, John was the Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Atlantic Capital Bank. He oversaw the Bank’s Regional Corporate Banking, Financial Institutions and Capital Markets divisions. Atlantic Capital is the largest startup bank in US history with an initial capital raise of $125MM. After opening in May of 2007, Atlantic Capital quickly grew to become a $2.9 billion bank, primarily by executing the core strategy of serving the finance and banking needs of growing, privately-held companies. John earned a BA degree in English from Dartmouth College and received a MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. John was an Eagle Scout and is currently a Merit Badge Counselor for the Boy Scouts of America. He is active in various civic activities and resides with his wife and three children in Atlanta, GA.Connect with John:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnccoffinCapital Club RadioHosted by: Michael FlockSponsored by: Flock Specialty FinanceProviding a forum for leaders in the middle market segment which has typically been undeserved by traditional banking.Listeners gain valuable business insights and perspectives to deal with market uncertainty. Topics include: key success factors, both personal and professional, dealing with adversity, outlook for the industry and your business.  For more info about Michael Flock and Flock Specialty Finance visit:www.FlockFinance.comTo listen to more episodes visit:www.CapitalClubRadio.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:https://www.OnAirGuest.comTo view more photos visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.com 00:06 Broadcasting live from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta, Georgia. It's time forCapital Club Radio. Brought to you by FLOCK Specialty Finance. Please welcome your host,Chairman and CEO, Michael Flock.00:25 Michael Flock: Good afternoon. Ordinarily on Capital Club Radio, we have entrepreneurs
Institutional Executive to Growth Entrepreneur John Coffin Interview on Capital Club Radio
Institutional Executive to Growth Entrepreneur John Coffin Interview on Capital Club RadioHere is a glimpse of what John shared in the interview:“I actually got into banking totally by mistake or kismet…through that process, that six month training class, decided I loved business and I loved banking.”“… learned a lot about life in the Boy Scouts. About challenges and overcoming obstacles and pushing yourself further than maybe you’d think you were capable of.”“… that’s something that our generation can learn from the millennials, their willingness to try different things and not be so locked into one career.”Please join Michael Flock of FLOCK Specialty Finance as he interviews “growth” entrepreneur, John Coffin. John is the Co-Founder of Practical Growth Advisors (PGA) which is a consulting and advisory firm focused on serving privately held companies and helping them grow faster with confidence. John discusses his transformation from successful institutional executive to small business advisor and creative entrepreneur. He shares his great range of valuable experiences, both personal and professional, and how he’s leveraging these to help guide middle market companies towards achieving their growth goals today.Prior to founding PGA, John was the Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Atlantic Capital Bank. He oversaw the Bank’s Regional Corporate Banking, Financial Institutions and Capital Markets divisions. Atlantic Capital is the largest startup bank in US history with an initial capital raise of $125MM. After opening in May of 2007, Atlantic Capital quickly grew to become a $2.9 billion bank, primarily by executing the core strategy of serving the finance and banking needs of growing, privately-held companies. John earned a BA degree in English from Dartmouth College and received a MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. John was an Eagle Scout and is currently a Merit Badge Counselor for the Boy Scouts of America. He is active in various civic activities and resides with his wife and three children in Atlanta, GA.Connect with John:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnccoffinCapital Club RadioHosted by: Michael FlockSponsored by: Flock Specialty FinanceProviding a forum for leaders in the middle market segment which has typically been undeserved by traditional banking.Listeners gain valuable business insights and perspectives to deal with market uncertainty. Topics include: key success factors, both personal and professional, dealing with adversity, outlook for the industry and your business.For more info about Michael Flock and Flock Specialty Finance visit:www.FlockFinance.comTo listen to more episodes visit:www.CapitalClubRadio.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:https://www.OnAirGuest.comTo view more photos visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.com
Business Impact on Distracted Driving and #AtlantaKindness on Georgia Business Radio
Business Impact on Distracted Driving and #AtlantaKindness on Georgia Business RadioDoug RiederChairman / Partner at Sterling Seacrest PartnersI specialize in risk management and insurance & surety bond broking for medium to large commercial contractors and real estate developer / managers. Specialties: General Contractors, First Tier Trade Subcontractors, Grading / Utility Contractors and Real Estate DevelopersBrief Description of Product or Service:Sterling Seacrest Partners is a top-ranked insurance brokerage and consulting firm. The company serves a wide range of clients with complex property/casualty, employee benefit and personal insurance needs.Topics to Discuss:Distracted driving and businesses. Most of the discussion since the new law was passed has centered around what individual drivers can and cannot do with their phone while driving. But it’s vital for businesses to have a strong plan for their employees.In our 24-hour workplace, with employees always potentially just a call or text away, every company should have policies in place to make sure their employees are abiding by the law and are safe.Leaders must set the tone for safe driving at their companies. It’s not just one tactic. This should be a multi-pronged approach that ingrains safety into your company culture.1.Talk About It - Make conversations about safe driving a regular part of new employee orientations, quarterly company meetings, more.2.Training - Safe driving should be a part of the “new employee” training, and should be incorporated into larger training sessions.3.Enforcement - The culture must be clear about enforcement. Employees must understand that the policy is real or it’ll have no value.4.Walk the Talk - It is important that the company actually live its plan.Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:Linkedin: http://www.sterlingseacrest.com/team/doug-rieder/Website: www.sterlingseacrest.comTwitter:  https://twitter.com/sterlingseacresLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sterling-seacrest-partners-01390540/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sterlingseacrestpartnersincYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxkYBp8V_d0Shayne WalseyPresident, UrbanEnterprises.comUrban Enterprises is a boutique promotional and event staffing firm that has been serving Atlanta businesses for 35 years. We staff high-end brand ambassadors for our clients events and promotions. Our client list includes larger brands like the AJC, Simon Malls, and Disney on Ice, as well as more local brands like Marlow’s Tavern, Willy’s, and Bantom & Biddy. While headquartered in Atlanta, we service clients throughout the South East. Our key services include the following:EVENT & PROMOTIONAL STAFFINGUrUrban Enterprises offers a full range of staffing programs including full time, part time, seasonal and event staffing. Urban Enterprises provides a turnkey solution for onsite event management including event coordination and event managers. Clients that take advantage of this service include the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, the AmericasMart, and Lenox Square.
Business Impact on Distracted Driving and #AtlantaKindness on Georgia Business Radio
Business Impact on Distracted Driving and #AtlantaKindness on Georgia Business RadioDoug RiederChairman / Partner at Sterling Seacrest PartnersI specialize in risk management and insurance & surety bond broking for medium to large commercial contractors and real estate developer / managers. Specialties: General Contractors, First Tier Trade Subcontractors, Grading / Utility Contractors and Real Estate DevelopersBrief Description of Product or Service:Sterling Seacrest Partners is a top-ranked insurance brokerage and consulting firm. The company serves a wide range of clients with complex property/casualty, employee benefit and personal insurance needs.Topics to Discuss:Distracted driving and businesses. Most of the discussion since the new law was passed has centered around what individual drivers can and cannot do with their phone while driving. But it’s vital for businesses to have a strong plan for their employees. In our 24-hour workplace, with employees always potentially just a call or text away, every company should have policies in place to make sure their employees are abiding by the law and are safe. Leaders must set the tone for safe driving at their companies. It’s not just one tactic. This should be a multi-pronged approach that ingrains safety into your company culture.1.Talk About It - Make conversations about safe driving a regular part of new employee orientations, quarterly company meetings, more.2.Training - Safe driving should be a part of the “new employee” training, and should be incorporated into larger training sessions. 3.Enforcement - The culture must be clear about enforcement. Employees must understand that the policy is real or it’ll have no value.4.Walk the Talk - It is important that the company actually live its plan. Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:Linkedin: http://www.sterlingseacrest.com/team/doug-rieder/Website: www.sterlingseacrest.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/@sterlingseacresLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sterling-seacrest-partners-01390540/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sterlingseacrestpartnersincYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxkYBp8V_d0Shayne Walsey, President, Urban EnterprisesOrganization / Company Name:UrbanEnterprises.comUrban Enterprises is a boutique promotional and event staffing firm that has been serving Atlanta businesses for 35 years. We staff high-end brand ambassadors for our clients events and promotions. Our client list includes larger brands like the AJC, Simon Malls, and Disney on Ice, as well as more local brands like Marlow’s Tavern, Willy’s, and Bantom & Biddy. While headquartered in Atlanta, we service clients throughout the South East. Our key services include the following: EVENT & PROMOTIONAL STAFFINGUrUrban Enterprises offers a full range of staffing programs including full time, part time, seasonal and event staffing. Urban Enterprises provides a turnkey solution for onsite event management including event coordination and event managers. Clients that take advantage of this service include the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, the AmericasMart, and Lenox Square. OFFICE BUILDING DISTRIBUTIONOur Promotion Specialists reach the business community by personally distributing your coupons/promotional materials directly into the hands of the business people working in the local trade areas. Using our office database, our ladies go door to door in office buildings delivering your materials to the front lines of the office community. Current clients include Peachtree Center, Willy's Mexican Grill, and Papa John's. COMMUNITY DISTRIBUTIONTeams deliver postcards and hang posters in coffee shops, retail, restaurants, community boards, churches, schools, day-care centers and other neighborhood related businesses. This grassroots approach is a cost effective and high yield method to promote events and non-profits. Recent distributions include Ringling Brothers, the Alliance Theatre, and Fernbank. For more information, please visit out website at www.UrbanEnterprises.com.Topic to Discuss:#AtlantaKindnessWeb Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:http://urbanenterprises.com/atlanta-kindnesshttps://www.linkedin.com/in/shaynewalseyWhitney KemmerickMarketing Manager at Merlin EntertainmentsOrganization / Company Name:LEGOLAND Discovery Center AtlantaEnthusiastic and dedicated professional, with six years working for Merlin Entertainments, the second largest global entertainments company. With experience in all Operational and Marketing aspects of the business, I strive to achieve maximum guest satisfaction, optimization of all Marketing channels and the personal career development of the Marketing team. I enjoy working in a fast-paced and energetic environment. In my career at Merlin Entertainments have demonstrated excellent customer service and problem solving skills, and have developed a passion for the entertainments industry. TopiC to Discuss:#AtlantaKindnessWeb Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:https://atlanta.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/https://www.linkedin.com/in/whitney-kemmerick-95a840a/Georgia Business Radio Interviewing industry and thought leaders with compelling stories. Relevant content on current business trends live from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. In addition to the live broadcast, GBR content is in distribution 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.https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanovahttps://twitter.com/RichCasanovaComCheck out more episodes or submit a guest request visit:www.GeorgiaBusinessRadio.comTo view guest photos from this show, visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.com
Amazon Storefronts, Shop Exclusively from U.S. Small Businesses Interview with Gene Marks on Georgia Business Radio
Amazon Storefronts, Shop Exclusively from U.S. Small Businesses Interview with Gene Marks on Georgia Business Radio Today we have Gene Marks, Washington Post columnist author and financial expert joining us to talk about how supporting the U.S. small businesses online is an important concept for not just Americans and local business, but for the entire community and now it's even easier when shopping online to buy from us small businesses with a new store called Amazon Storefronts. Making life so easy these days, thank you to Amazon. This is a store to shop exclusively from U.S. small businesses, which is very passionate and close to our hearts at the Pro Business Channel, helping support those small and medium-sized businesses.We certainly have a business expert joining us on today's show, Gene Marks writes daily for the Washington Post as I mentioned focusing on issues affecting the business community also writes weekly columns for Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Fox Business, The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com and if we can afford him on the Pro Business Channel. Gene this could be a regular series.[00:01:12] Yeah, I'll have my agent call your agent. Well as soon as we get an agent we'll take that call. Yeah. All right. So, these columns are read by hundreds of thousands of small and medium-sized businesses owners around the country.[00:01:25] So this is definitely in everyone's wheelhouse for this episode. Gene has written six books on business management specifically geared towards again, those small and medium-sized companies.  Here to analyze and provide details about this new digital storefront is author and as I mentioned business expert Gene Marks. Gene before we get into this, you’ve written six books.[00:01:47] So what's your most popular and best known or of those six books? By the way these books are sold on Amazon.com.  My bestselling book is, “In God We Trust, Everyone Else Pays Cash” it’s a bunch of cash flow advice and tips, geared toward small business owners. Okay, and we may give a teaser at the end of this segment are about your next book maybe in the work.[00:02:12] So let's jump into this topic, tell our listeners why it's important for shoppers to buy from us businesses, even when they're shopping online. I mean, well Rich, you know that she talked about this on your show as well. I mean there are hundreds of thousands of small businesses in in Georgia, you know, these are businesses that that provide many jobs to the state and nationally, you know, small businesses provide more than half of the jobs.[00:02:40] We know that small businesses are a huge part of the US economy and there are a lot of people out there that want to support small businesses and you know their government programs that do that some companies are doing that as well and. You mentioned in your introduction. I mean Amazon stepped up this week as well and they're launching something called storefronts and you know, what the whole backstory to store funds riches that you know Amazon if you buy something from Amazon, it's more likely that it's coming from a small Merchant.[00:03:12] Half of the products that sold on the site comes from a small business or a merchant and there's more than a million small businesses in the us alone that are selling their products on Amazon. So, Amazon sort of said, you know what let's bring some of these guys together. They're starting off at 20,000 small businesses selling more than a million products under storefronts.[00:03:36] You and I or anybody else that wants make sure that when we’re buying something the same as usual, but we want to make sure it's going to a U.S. based small business.
Amazon Storefronts, Shop Exclusively from U.S. Small Businesses Interview with Gene Marks on Georgia Business Radio
Amazon Storefronts, Shop Exclusively from U.S. Small Businesses Interview with Gene Marks on Georgia Business RadioToday we have Gene Marks, Washington Post columnist author and financial expert joining us to talk about how supporting the U.S. small businesses online is an important concept for not just Americans and local business, but for the entire community and now it's even easier when shopping online to buy from us small businesses with a new store called Amazon Storefronts. Making life so easy these days, thank you to Amazon. This is a store to shop exclusively from U.S. small businesses, which is very passionate and close to our hearts at the Pro Business Channel, helping support those small and medium-sized businesses.We certainly have a business expert joining us on today's show, Gene Marks writes daily for the Washington Post as I mentioned focusing on issues affecting the business community also writes weekly columns for Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Fox Business, The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com and if we can afford him on the Pro Business Channel. Gene this could be a regular series.[00:01:12] Yeah, I'll have my agent call your agent. Well as soon as we get an agent will take that call. Yeah. All right. So, these columns are read by hundreds of thousands of small and medium-sized businesses owners around the country.[00:01:25] So this is definitely in everyone's wheelhouse for this episode. Gene has written six books on business management specifically geared towards. Again, those small and medium-sized companies here to analyze and provide details about this new digital storefront that is author and as I mentioned business expert Gene Marks. Gene before we get into this, you’ve written six books.[00:01:47] So what's your most popular and best known or of those six books? By the way these books are sold on Amazon.com.  My bestselling book is, “In God We Trust, Everyone Else Pays Cash” it’s a bunch of cash flow advice and tips, geared toward small business owners. Okay, and we may give a teaser at the end of this segment are about your next book maybe in the work.[00:02:12] So let's jump into this topic, tell our listeners why it's important for shoppers to buy from us businesses, even when they're shopping online. I mean, well Rich, you know that she talked about this on your show as well. I mean there are hundreds of thousands of small businesses in in Georgia, you know, these are businesses that that provide many jobs to the state and nationally, you know, small businesses provide more than half of the jobs.[00:02:40] We know that small businesses are a huge part of the US economy and there are a lot of people out there that want to support small businesses and you know their government programs that do that some companies are doing that as well and. You mentioned in your introduction. I mean Amazon stepped up this week as well and they're launching something called storefronts and you know, what the whole backstory to store funds riches that you know Amazon if you buy something from Amazon, it's more likely that it's coming from a small Merchant.[00:03:12] I mean half of the products that sold on the site. Comes from a small business or a merchant and there's more than a million small businesses in the us alone that are selling their products on Amazon. So, Amazon sort of said, you know what let's bring some of these guys together. They're starting off at 20,000 small businesses selling more than a million products under storefronts and that way.[00:03:36] You and I or anybody else that wants to you know, make sure that when we’re buying something the same stuff for buying as usual, but we want to make sure it's going to a US based small business. We can do that from their store front site and that's just an amazing concept so and equality, so these are digital storefront.[00:03:57] So this is not bricks-and-mortar, right? Absolutely, correct. And you know what you do bring up a really good point Rich. I mean yes, this is a digital storefront, this is an e-commerce site on main street.[00:04:22]  The country's largest retailers and the smartest business owners are learning to expand their channels and growing their business and know just relying on foot traffic is a very challenging thing and by selling some of their products online and by that way I mean if you sign up as an Amazon Merchant you're making your products available to Millions of prospective customers and if you get on Amazon store Front Site then you know, you're being highlighted even more as a small business and that has a very positive impact on your business. So, you know, if you're a merchant you really do need to be online today.[00:05:15] It's much like as you know, the broadcasting how it's been disrupted and revolutionized and you have to jump on board with that right? So, it's great to have listeners down and around the corner and in your neighborhood, but with the technologies that we have as broadcasters, we can now reach audiences in all 50 states and around the world.[00:05:37] It's much like the product at a retail store and not just selling during business hours, but opening those doors 24/7 to all 50 states and in our case, you know, we syndicate our content across 30 some-odd networks so in this day and age you really need to leverage not just technology but re-purpose whether it's in our case broadcasting or you're in case of retail, their products. [00:06:11] I agree, and you know by the way it's not an easy thing to do either.  I mean, it's not like you just flick a switch. I mean becoming an Amazon Merchant for example you’ve got to go through the requirements and you must be really have good with customer service and you have to respond to your customers and you have to be ready to fulfil products as well from potential customers around the world.[00:06:34] So it's not an easy thing to do but it's absolutely worthwhile. Talk to us about how the store front that Amazon is launching, and it’s helping small businesses compete online. So, you know on storefronts there's offering some sort of unique advantages for the small business owners listing there.[00:06:53] They can be part of curated collections. So, if they do something like they sell pet supplies or stuff related to holidays then the collections will be featured on Amazon. They’re featuring a store front of the week as well. So, you can be featured there? It's great and then plus they're doing some deep dives where you can meet the business owner and see more profiles on the business owner.[00:07:18] So that's way more attention than you'd be getting if you're on the main Amazon site, right? So, it's different than just being a vendor or supplier, and putting your storefront in all 50 states.[00:07:29] So any other unique features from a shopper’s perspective? Sure. I mean what's happening for the shoppers is that Amazon is providing the shoppers the ability to connect with these small business owners. They have the convenience of Amazon, but now they’ve got the choice of buying from small businesses.[00:07:46] So they go to storefronts and they know their money is being spent here in the US. So, is there a different entry point within the Amazon normal shopping process? I mean how do shoppers know they landed on a storefront as opposed to ordering a widget through the normal shopping.[00:08:04] Amazon.com/storefronts is where you can go and that way, you know when you're spending money you’re spending it with a US based small business. What's the timetable? It has been officially rolled out just this week and the look and feel is the same and you'll still get the same convenience that you're getting when you shop on amazon.com.[00:08:34] But at the same time you'll be getting the choice now where you can be supporting U.S. small businesses. We need to have our regional director for the small business administration in our next conversation. We've had the US. Administrator for the entire SBA in the studio.[00:08:52] So I'm sure they're very dialed into this and exciting news for the SBA as well, right? No doubt. I mean the SBA supports anything like this to highlight and raise awareness and support small businesses in the country. So once again, how would folks find out more information about this? Sure, if they go to amazon.com/storefronts, that's where they can go to make sure they're buying the same products that you and I were buying, but we're buying it from a U.S. based small business.Georgia Business Radio Interviewing industry and thought leaders with compelling stories. Relevant content on current business trends live from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. In addition to the live broadcast, GBR content is in distribution across multiple syndicated platforms with more than 500,000 downloads.Show Host:Rich Casanova, Chief Visionary OfficerPro Business Channelhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanovahttps://twitter.com/RichCasanovaComCheck out more episodes or submit a guest request visit:www.GeorgiaBusinessRadio.comTo view guest photos from this show, visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.com
LearningRx, High Achievers and WaterStation Technology on Franchise Business Radio
LearningRx, High Achievers and WaterStation Technology on Franchise Business RadioTanya MitchellChief Research and Development OfficerLearningRx I have spent the last 20 years educating and training 1000's of professionals on how to improve learning and processing through personal one on one brain training.I head sales development for LearningRx, BrainRx, and PACE. We currently have over 80 locations in the US, over 250 PACE licensees, and BrainRx, our international license is in over 40 countries. Our Gibson test is now translated in 15 languages. We are very excited to help people all over the world!Specialties: Coauthor of "Unlock the Einstein Inside", Brain Training Program Developer, Research Coordinator, Presenter on brain training and business development and franchise recruitment. Sales, Public Relations, Program Development, Seminar Presentations, Webinars, CFE, certified franchise executive.Brief Description of Your Product or Service:LearningRx specializes in one-on-one brain training franchised centers and license opportunities. With more than 80 LearningRx centers and over 300 licensed locations around the world, clients of all ages work face-to-face with their own personal brain trainers, doing intense (but fun) mental exercises and drills that improve cognitive skills.Cognitive skills are the core skills the brain uses to think, read, learn, remember, reason, and pay attention, and are also the abilities that determine IQ. Our clients include children and adults with learning disabilities, dyslexia, ADHD, autism, PDD, ODD, Asperger's, and TBI. Since its inception in 2001, LearningRx has helped thousands of people experience the benefits of stronger cognitive performance.We call it brain training. Our clients call it life changing.Topics to Discuss:Story, services, brain training industryWeb Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:www.learningrx-franchise.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/tanyagibsonmitchellBeth ArdellOwner/DirectorLearningRx Atlanta-Buckhead LearningRx provides one-on-one brain training to strengthen the core cognitive skills the brain uses to think, read and learn. This life-changing program improves cognitive performance for students of all ages, and it even raises IQ scores by an average of 15 standard points.Topics to Discuss:My story, case studies, clients we serve, researchWeb Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:www.learningrx.com/atlanta-buckheadwww.learningrx.com/alpharetta-johnscreekhttps://www.facebook.com/learningrxatl/?ref=br_rshttps://www.linkedin.com/in/beth-ardell-333400aSusie McDanielOwner/DirectorLearningRX Atlanta-Buckhead & LearningRx Alpharetta-Johns CreekLearningRx brain training centers provide cognitive skills training that empowers anyone of any age to learn faster and easier. Tutoring and other programs reinforce WHAT students must learn (information). LearningRx brain training centers identify and strengthen the skills behind HOW students learn. We provide testing and life-changing training for students of all ages who desire to learn easier,
LearningRx, High Achievers and WaterStation Technology on Franchise Business Radio
LearningRx, High Achievers and WaterStation Technology on Franchise Business RadioTanya MitchellChief Research and Development OfficerLearningRx I have spent the last 20 years educating and training 1000's of professionals on how to improve learning and processing through personal one on one brain training. I head sales development for LearningRx, BrainRx, and PACE. We currently have over 80 locations in the US, over 250 PACE licensees, and BrainRx, our international license is in over 40 countries. Our Gibson test is now translated in 15 languages. We are very excited to help people all over the world! Specialties: Coauthor of "Unlock the Einstein Inside", Brain Training Program Developer, Research Coordinator, Presenter on brain training and business development and franchise recruitment Sales, Public Relations, Program Development, Seminar Presentations, Webinars, CFE, certified franchise executive. Brief Description of Your Product or Service: LearningRx specializes in one-on-one brain training franchised centers and license opportunities. With more than 80 LearningRx centers and over 300 licensed locations around the world, clients of all ages work face-to-face with their own personal brain trainers, doing intense (but fun) mental exercises and drills that improve cognitive skills. Cognitive skills are the core skills the brain uses to think, read, learn, remember, reason, and pay attention, and are also the abilities that determine IQ. Our clients include children and adults with learning disabilities, dyslexia, ADHD, autism, PDD, ODD, Asperger's, and TBI. Since its inception in 2001, LearningRx has helped thousands of people experience the benefits of stronger cognitive performance. We call it brain training. Our clients call it life changing. Topics to Discuss: Story, services, brain training industry Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: www.learningrx-franchise.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/tanyagibsonmitchellSusie McDanielOwner/DirectorLearningRX Atlanta-Buckhead & LearningRx Alpharetta-Johns CreekLearningRx brain training centers provide cognitive skills training that empowers anyone of any age to learn faster and easier. Tutoring and other programs reinforce WHAT students must learn (information). LearningRx brain training centers identify and strengthen the skills behind HOW students learn. We provide testing and life-changing training for students of all ages who desire to learn easier, think faster and perform better.Topics to Discuss: My story, case studies, clients we serve, research Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: www.learningrx.com/atlanta-buckheadwww.learningrx.com/alpharetta-johnscreekhttps://www.facebook.com/learningrxatl/?ref=br_rshttps://www.linkedin.com/in/susie-mcdaniel-984536aBeth ArdellOwner/DirectorLearningRx Atlanta-Buckhead LearningRx provides one-on-one brain training to strengthen the core cognitive skills the brain uses to think, read and learn. This life-changing program improves cognitive performance for students of all ages, and it even raises IQ scores by an average of 15 standard points. Topics to Discuss: My story, case studies, clients we serve, research Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: www.learningrx.com/atlanta-buckheadwww.learningrx.com/alpharetta-johnscreek https://www.facebook.com/learningrxatl/?ref=br_rshttps://www.linkedin.com/in/beth-ardell-333400aKimberly AlexanderChief Technology Officer and PartnerHigh Achievers® I have been an entrepreneur and small business owner for 24 years. I have owned and operated several businesses over the years and love the economic and social impact a small business can have on a community. In the last several years I was an owner of a regional company that had customers across multiple states. In 2016 we decided to sell that business and put our full effort into High Achievers®. Today I am Chief Technology Officer and Partner of High Achievers. I am responsible for our technology platforms for our members, Coaching Platform, SaaS, and everything else that makes High Achievers technology wheel keep moving toward success. I am proud of being a veteran of the Army Reserves. Today I still use the discipline and tenacity I learned there to bring success to my projects now. I serve on PTSA Executive Boards and Foundation Boards of my children's middle and high school. I love to volunteer and help others in her community. Brief Description of Your Product or Service: If you are a current business coach, expert networker, or an entrepreneur with a passion for helping business owners get to the next level, we have an excellent opportunity for you. We are opening groups across the globe and are seeking partners that want a turnkey opportunity that will make an impact in their local business community. Topics to Discuss: 1. There are a lot of business coaching, consultants, and business trainers out there, what makes High Achievers different? 2. When I scroll through the coaching staff I notice that they all have a "Why" listed, what is that about? 3. When looking through your website I saw that you have something called ABLE learning, What is that? 4. So we have poked around at what you are doing a little tell me what do you, and your franchise owners provide your members? 5. What is Lifestyle of Achievement Global Summit? 6. So I saw one page on the site and a video about something called the No Coach Principle, what is that? Because it sounds funny coming from a coaching company. Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: www.highachievers.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/high-achievershttps://www.facebook.com/HighAchieversNetworkhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberly-jones-alexander-1336772 Dick HumphreyWaterStation Technology Brief Description of Your Product or Service:Design and Manufacture self-serve water vending machines that are both planet friendly and human healthy Topics to Discuss: Problems: Drinking water contamination, pollution of plastic water bottles, recycling costs Solutions: How products address problems Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: www.waterstationtechnology.com http://www.ifpg.org/profile/dhumphrey The 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: www.FranchiseIntellect.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:www.FranchiseBusinessRadio.comTo view guest photos from this show, visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.com
Steve Newton with University of Georgia Small Business Development Center on Business Developers Network
Steve NewtonBusiness ConsultantThe University of Georgia Small Business Development CenterExecutive Manager with over 20 years of professional experience including small business Management and Ownership. Past experience includes Chief Executive Officer positions in both public and private sector organizations. Expert level knowledge in finance, sales, and business management systems. An accomplished leader with the drive and passion for adding value to business by providing vision, leadership and teamwork needed to deliver profitable growth.Topics to Discuss:Business consulting for Georgia small businessesExplain what SBDC doesHighlight success storiesDiscuss SBDC business model & how it promotes itselfWeb Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:University of Georgia Small Business Development Centerhttps://www.georgiasbdc.orgSteve Newton: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-newton-19334212/Show 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: www.igscorp.netTo listen to more episodes visit: www.BusinessDevelopersNetwork.comTo view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:www.OnAirGuest.com
Steve Newton with University of Georgia Small Business Development Center on Business Developers Network
Steve Newton with University of Georgia Small Business Development Center on Business Developers NetworkSteve NewtonBusiness ConsultantThe University of Georgia Small Business Development CenterExecutive Manager with over 20 years of professional experience including small business Management and Ownership. Past experience includes Chief Executive Officer positions in both public and private sector organizations. Expert level knowledge in finance, sales, and business management systems. An accomplished leader with the drive and passion for adding value to business by providing vision, leadership and teamwork needed to deliver profitable growth.Topics to Discuss:Business consulting for Georgia small businesses Explain what SBDC doesHighlight success storiesDiscuss SBDC business model & how it promotes itself Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: University of Georgia Small Business Development Centerhttps://www.georgiasbdc.orgSteve Newton: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-newton-19334212/Show 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: www.igscorp.netTo listen to more episodes visit: www.BusinessDevelopersNetwork.comTo view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.OnAirGuest.com
Michael Hollingsworth Attorney, Son of an Entrepreneur and Now, Servant to Entrepreneurs
Michael Hollingsworth: Attorney, Son of an Entrepreneur and Now, Servant to EntrepreneursMichael Flock, of FLOCK Specialty Finance, speaks with Michael Hollingsworth of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough. Hollingsworth shares his insights on being a “Trusted Advisor” for his clients by helping his clients avoid the traditional pitfalls and obstacles that present themselves during the deal making process through the use of his experience and common sense.As co-head of the Mergers & Acquisitions and Investment Management Groups, Michael’s focus is on middle-market corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. He also serves on the firm’s Executive Committee, which is the governing body of seven partners who oversee the firm’s standing committees, strategic initiatives and operations.He received a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Alabama School of Law, a JD from Samford University Cumberland School of Law, and a BA from Tulane University in Political Science. He serves on the board of trustees for the Woodruff Arts Center and The St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School, and is also a board member of the Tulane Fund.Here is a glimpse of what Michael shared in the interview:“Everyone can study and learn the law, but how to apply it…and number one, develop a relationship with a client so that you can help them.”“Law firms are either on the same side of the table as their client or they’re on the opposite side of the table”“Clients hire lawyers, not law firms.”“Life is a gift, and when you think of life as a gift, then it changes your outlook on even the worst days.”Connect with Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough visit:  www.nelsonmullins.comConnect with Michael Hollingsworth visit:   www.linkedin.com/in/michael-hollingsworth-1553b94/Capital Club RadioHosted by: Michael FlockSponsored by: Flock Specialty FinanceProviding a forum for leaders in the middle market segment which has typically been undeserved by traditional banking.Listeners gain valuable business insights and perspectives to deal with market uncertainty. Topics include: key success factors, both personal and professional, dealing with adversity, outlook for the industry and your business.  For more info about Michael Flock and Flock Specialty Finance visit:www.FlockFinance.comTo listen to more episodes visit:www.CapitalClubRadioShow.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:https://www.OnAirGuest.comTo view more photos visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.com
Michael Hollingsworth: Attorney, Son of an Entrepreneur and Now, Servant to Entrepreneurs
Michael Hollingsworth: Attorney, Son of an Entrepreneur and Now, Servant to EntrepreneursMichael Flock, of FLOCK Specialty Finance, speaks with Michael Hollingsworth of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough. Hollingsworth shares his insights on being a “Trusted Advisor” for his clients by helping his clients avoid the traditional pitfalls and obstacles that present themselves during the deal making process through the use of his experience and common sense.As co-head of the Mergers & Acquisitions and Investment Management Groups, Michael’s focus is on middle-market corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. He also serves on the firm’s Executive Committee, which is the governing body of seven partners who oversee the firm’s standing committees, strategic initiatives and operations.He received a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Alabama School of Law, a JD from Samford University Cumberland School of Law, and a BA from Tulane University in Political Science. He serves on the board of trustees for the Woodruff Arts Center and The St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School, and is also a board member of the Tulane Fund.Here is a glimpse of what Michael shared in the interview:“Everyone can study and learn the law, but how to apply it…and number one, develop a relationship with a client so that you can help them.”“Law firms are either on the same side of the table as their client or they’re on the opposite side of the table”“Clients hire lawyers, not law firms.”“Life is a gift, and when you think of life as a gift, then it changes your outlook on even the worst days.”Capital Club RadioHosted by: Michael FlockSponsored by: Flock Specialty FinanceProviding a forum for leaders in the middle market segment which has typically been undeserved by traditional banking.Listeners gain valuable business insights and perspectives to deal with market uncertainty. Topics include: key success factors, both personal and professional, dealing with adversity, outlook for the industry and your business.For more info about Michael Flock and Flock Specialty Finance visit:www.FlockFinance.comTo listen to more episodes visit:www.CapitalClubRadioShow.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:https://www.OnAirGuest.comTo view more photos visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.com
Kody Bateman Author of The Power of Human Connection on Visionaries and Influencers
Kody Bateman Author of The Power of Human Connection on Visionaries & InfluencersAppearing in the Pro Business Channel studios...Kody Bateman, Founder and Chief Visionary OfficerSendOutCardsThe Premier Authority On Relationship Marketing In The World TodayHis training and systems have impacted over 700,000 users over the past 10 years. In that time, Kody has conducted live relationship marketing and personal development training events around the world. He has trained hundreds of thousands of people on the concepts of “Finding and building the best version of you so you can give that away to the people you meet and serve. Announcing the release of a new book "The Power of Human Connection!"How Relationship Marketing is Transforming the Way People SucceedWhen most people see the term relationship marketing, they tend to focus more on the second word than on the first. They want to know how they can market to get more business. But increasingly, the business world is beginning to realize the key to building business is creating genuine relationships, appreciating your customers and clients, and networking to give.The key is to focus on relationship 80 percent of the time and marketing 20 percent of the time.  Kody highlights many success stories from people across a wide range of business niches who have implemented his relationship marketing principles with tremendous success.Foreword by Ivan Misner, Ph.D founder of BNI Business Network InternationalConnect with Kody Bateman and More info about the book visit:  www.KodyBateman.comSCROLL DOWN TO SEE MORE STUDIO PHOTOSAND PHOTOS FROM THE BOOK TOUR!!!About the show:Imagine having conversations with some of the most influential people of our time! You & I will be doing exactly that on each episode of Visionaries & Influencers Podcast!About the show sponsors:Made possible in part by:  Rockstars Podcast Studios creators of Podcasting as a Service!Offering Rentals, Production and Distribution, visit:  www.RockstarsPodcastStudios.comAnd also by Podcasters Directory the World's Largest Directory For & About Podcasters! register now at www.PodcastersDirectory.comBroadcasting LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Atlanta Studios and worldwide across the PBC syndicated networks.Don't miss an episode, subscribe now across the PBC Syndicated Networks... iHeartRadio, iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify and more. Share this episode using the easy share social media links and join Rich Casanova next time for more conversations with Visionaries & Influencers!About the 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.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.
Kody Bateman Author of The Power of Human Connection on Visionaries and Influencers Podcast
Kody Bateman Author of The Power of Human Connection on Visionaries & InfluencersKody Bateman, Founder and Chief Visionary OfficerSendOutCardsThe Premier Authority On Relationship Marketing In The World TodayHis training and systems have impacted over 700,000 users over the past 10 years. In that time, Kody has conducted live relationship marketing and personal development training events around the world. He has trained hundreds of thousands of people on the concepts of “Finding and building the best version of you so you can give that away to the people you meet and serve.Announcing the release of a new book "The Power of Human Connection!"How Relationship Marketing is Transforming the Way People SucceedWhen most people see the term relationship marketing, they tend to focus more on the second word than on the first. They want to know how they can market to get more business. But increasingly, the business world is beginning to realize the key to building business is creating genuine relationships, appreciating your customers and clients, and networking to give.The key is to focus on relationship 80 percent of the time and marketing 20 percent of the time.  Kody highlights many success stories from people across a wide range of business niches who have implemented his relationship marketing principles with tremendous success.Foreword by Ivan Misner, Ph.D founder of BNI Business Network InternationalConnect with Kody Bateman and More info about the book visit:  www.KodyBateman.comAbout the show:Imagine having conversations with some of the most influential people of our time! You & I will be doing exactly that on each episode of Visionaries & Influencers Podcast!About the show sponsors:Made possible in part by:  Rockstars Podcast Studios creators of Podcasting as a Service!Offering Rentals, Production and Distribution, visit:  www.RockstarsPodcastStudios.comAnd also by Podcasters Directory the World's Largest Directory For & About Podcasters! register now at www.PodcastersDirectory.comBroadcasting LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Atlanta Studios and worldwide across the PBC syndicated networks.Don't miss an episode, subscribe now across the PBC Syndicated Networks... iHeartRadio, iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify and more. Share this episode using the easy share social media links and join Rich Casanova next time for more conversations with Visionaries & Influencers!About the 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.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.Connect with the show host:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanovaCheck out more episodes visit:  www.VisionariesandInfluencersPodcast.comSubmit an entry to be a guest visit: www.OnAirGuest.comView guest photos visit:  www.ProBusinessPictures.com
A Numbers Game — The Real Petty Card-Based Dating Sim
"Modern Dating is a Joke, Why Not Treat it as One!"A Numbers Game — The Real Petty Card-based Dating SimInterview with Mattie Rosen about ANumbersGame.meOrigin of the GameStarted as a game that would elicit regret, as players would only be able to learn the information about characters they dumped after becoming exclusive with someone else. Our lead developer, Ryan Zubery, had been rejected again and he was feeling super down about it. So, instead of moping and scrolling through Tinder, he came up with this incredible game!Moving to 499As A Numbers Game moved from this Introduction to Game Design class to Polishing and Publishing, we moved into a different direction that would comment more on the difficulties of modern dating. We want our players to reach inwards and find their pettiest, most judgmental selves to really mirror how excruciating modern dating is. We wanted to get away from the idea that players were going to be emotionally invested in these possible dates, too. Instead, we want our players to shut off those emotions and focus on finding the hottest, most socially acceptable date.What is A Numbers Game?A Numbers Game is a competitive card based dating sim where you and another person play as petty, image obsessed young adults who want a more socially desirable date than the other person so they can feel superior.When you’re an image obsessed young adult who wants a better date than the other person, dating is just A Numbers Game. Play against your friend in a competitive card based dating sim - Are you in?Branding and OutreachWe like to say we’re a game made by millennials, for millennials. A Numbers Game is a very topical game that makes fun of and sheds light on the issues that modern dating has come across, especially online dating. However, unlike other games that satirize dating, A Numbers Game has a more cynically realistic and humorous tone. It’s also different because players get to build their dates throughout the game, versus meeting them or having an entire profile handed to them. Due to the nature of the game, players can come up with millions of combinations to create unique, and equally hilarious and cringy, dates with each play.A Numbers Game Kickstarter StoryWithin a few days of launching our Kickstarter campaign we experienced an overwhelming amount of support from people all over. It’s been truly incredible to have others support and share this game. We have a funding goal of $6500, so any amount helps! But, if you donate $30 or more, you’ll get a copy of the game! We have some really cool rewards that you get if you donate more, so definitely check out our Kickstarter page!  Check it out at Kickstarter, and search for A Numbers Game. We’re the tabletop/card game! Any support would be appreciated, whether you help fund our project or even just share the link on any social media!Support the Game on Kickstarter!Direct Link:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/51172481/a-numbers-game-the-real-petty-card-based-dating-siMeet the Team:A Numbers Game began as one of Ryan Zubery projects in the University of Southern California's Game Design Workshop class; the game was centered around the concepts of regret and dating since Ryan had recently been rejected (again) and was mopey. Quiana Dang joined the team for the game's final project version, and later on, Mimi Zambetti, Mattie Rosen joined as the game transitioned from a simple project to a gam...
A Numbers Game — The Real Petty Card-Based Dating Sim
"Modern Dating is a Joke, Why Not Treat it as One!"A Numbers Game — The Real Petty Card-Based Dating SimAn interview with Mattie Rosen in the studio for this Spotlight Show about ANumbersGame.meOrigin of the GameStarted as a game that would elicit regret, as players would only be able to learn the informationabout characters they dumped after becoming exclusive with someone else. Our leaddeveloper, Ryan Zubery, had been rejected again and he was feeling super down about it. So,instead of moping and scrolling through Tinder, he came up with this incredible game!Moving to 499As A Numbers Game moved from this Introduction to Game Design class to Polishing andPublishing, we moved into a different direction that would comment more on the difficulties ofmodern dating. We want our players to reach inwards and find their pettiest, most judgementalselves to really mirror how excruciating modern dating is. We wanted to get away from the ideathat players were going to be emotionally invested in these possible dates, too. Instead, wewant our players to shut off those emotions and focus on finding the hottest, most socially acceptable date.What is A Numbers Game?A Numbers Game is a competitive card based dating sim where you and another person play as petty, image obsessed young adults who want a more socially desirable date than the other person so they can feel superior. When you’re an image obsessed young adult who wants a better date than the other person, dating is just A Numbers Game. Play against your friend in a competitive card based dating sim - Are you in?Branding and OutreachWe like to say we’re a game made by millennials, for millennials. A Numbers Game is a verytopical game that makes fun of and sheds light on the issues that modern dating has comeacross, especially online dating. However, unlike other games that satirize dating, A NumbersGame has a more cynically realistic and humorous tone. It’s also different because players getto build their dates throughout the game, versus meeting them or having an entire profilehanded to them. Due to the nature of the game, players can come up with millions ofcombinations to create unique, and equally hilarious and cringy, dates with each play.Information About KickstarterWe began our Kickstarter campaign just a few days ago, on the 24th. We have experienced anoverwhelming amount of support from people all over. It’s been truly incredible to have otherssupport and share this game. We have a funding goal of $6500, so any amount helps! But, ifyou donate $30 or more, you’ll get a copy of the game! We have some really cool rewards thatyou get if you donate more, so definitely check out our Kickstarter page! If you want some moreinformation about this, go ahead and go to Kickstarter, and search for A Numbers Game. We’rethe tabletop/card game! Any support would be appreciated, whether you help fund our project oreven just share the link on any social media!Support the Game on Kickstarter! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/51172481/a-numbers-game-the-real-petty-card-based-dating-si?ref=discovery&term=a%20numbers%20gameMeet the Team:A Numbers Game began as one of Ryan Zubery projects in the University of Southern California's Game Design Workshop class; the game was centered around the concepts of regret and dating since Ryan had recently been rejected (again) and was mopey. Quiana Dang joined the team for the game's final project version, and later on, Mimi Zambetti, Mattie Rosen joined as the game transitioned from a simple project to a game in USC's Finishing and Polishing class.Learn more about the game at: http://www.anumbersga.meFollow on social media at:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anumbersgame4uTwitter: https://twitter.com/anumbersgame4uJoin in the fun, watch the video and get some cool rewards at:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/51172481/a-numbers-game-the-real-petty-card-based-dating-siCoFounders PodcastConversations with Co-Founders & Start-UpsView recent episodes or submit a guest request visit:www.CoFoundersPodcast.comWant to be a guest?  Submit your guest request here: https://www.memberplanet.com/s/probusinesscommunity/guestTo view more photos from this show visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.com(Click on the show photo album)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.Connect with Rich:Website: www.RichCasanova.comLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanovaTwitter: https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaComInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/RichCasanovaComStartUp Grind: https://www.startupgrind.com/u/mvushz
Robert Long, VP of Economic Development for Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce on Business Developers Network
Robert Long, VP of Economic Development for Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce on Business Developers NetworkRobert Long, VP of Economic Development for Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of CommerceFlorida State University: MS Degree in DemographyGraduate student at the Center for Population Study. Curriculum included Economics, Sociology, Statistics, GIS and Urban Planning.Graduated with Honors in Sociology from University of South Carolina-Aiken: BA SociologyCertifications•Sidebar Conference on Development Authorities•Development Authority Training - Advanced•Region 3 Graduate•Certified Economic Developer (CEcD)•South Carolina Certified Economic Developer (SCCED)Organizations•Georgia Economic Developers’ Association•Gwinnett County Redevelopment Task Force•International Economic Development CouncilTopics to Discuss: Review business aspects for how cities, counties, states develop business and improve community life.Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: https://www.cummingforsythchamber.orghttps://www.linkedin.com/in/robertlongcecd/Show 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:www.igscorp.netTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:https://www.memberplanet.com/s/probusinesscommunity/guestTo view photos from this show, visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:https://www.OnAirGuest.com
Robert Long, VP of Economic Development  for Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce on Business Developers Network
Robert Long, VP of Economic Development for Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce on Business Developers NetworkRobert Long, VP of Economic Development for Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce. Florida State University: MS Degree in Demography Graduate student at the Center for Population Study. Curriculum included Economics, Sociology, Statistics, GIS and Urban Planning. Graduated with Honors in Sociology from University of South Carolina-Aiken: BA Sociology Certifications •Sidebar Conference on Development Authorities •Development Authority Training - Advanced •Region 3 Graduate •Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) •South Carolina Certified Economic Developer (SCCED) Organizations •Georgia Economic Developers’ Association •Gwinnett County Redevelopment Task Force •International Economic Development Council Topics to Discuss: Review business aspects for how government: cities, counties, states develop business and improve community life. Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: https://www.cummingforsythchamber.orghttps://www.linkedin.com/in/robertlongcecd/ Show 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:www.igscorp.netTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:www.OnAirGuest.comTo view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com
Metro Atlanta Chamber SVP and Chief Economist Tom Cunningham on Georgia Business Radio
Metro Atlanta Chamber SVP and Chief Economist Tom Cunningham on Georgia Business RadioTom Cunningham,​ SVP and Chief EconomistMetro Atlanta ChamberThomas J. Cunningham is Senior Vice President and the Chief Economist for the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC). Tom joined the MAC in July 2015 following a 30-year career at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He is a specialist in open economy macroeconomic policy and regional analysis. At the MAC, he manages an internal team that supports the research and advocacy roles of the economic development and public policy departments.After starting his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta as an economist in the Macropolicy group, Tom served at various times as associate director of research, interim director of research, vice president for the Regional group where he was also responsible for the Latin American group, and acting head of the Finance group. He served on the Bank's Personnel, Information Technology, and Risk Management Committees and as a member of the Federal Reserve System's Information Security Group and Technology Services Council. He also was the acting director of, and helped establish, the Bank's Center for Real Estate Analytics. When Dr. Cunningham retired from the Fed, his title was Vice President, Senior Economist and Regional Executive.A native of Reedley, California, he received a bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, in economics from California State University, Fresno. He earned a master's degree, a master of philosophy, and a PhD in economics from Columbia University. He previously worked as an economics instructor at Barnard College at Columbia University and as an adjunct instructor at Iona College, Agnes Scott College and Emory University.He attended the executive development program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and is a member of Leadership Atlanta’s class of 2018. Dr. Cunningham has published numerous professional articles and is a member of the American Economic Association, the Western Economic Association, and the Southern Economic Association.Topics to Discuss:National Employment Situation report contains some solid numbers, but mixed headlines. The solid numbers are in job gains, where the nation added 213,000 jobs, well above the market expectation of around 190,000.Revisions to the two previous months added another 37,000 jobs. The mixed part of the report is that the headline is the unemployment rate (U3) ticked up from 3.8% to 4.0%.The expectation was for no change. This was mostly due to an increase in the labor force participation, which moved up 0.2 percentage points after being essentially unchanged since February.At this point the economy needs the additional workers, so this is a fundamentally good thing. The broader measure of labor underutilization (U6) also rose 0.2 percentage points to 7.8%.Average hourly earnings rose 2.7% from a year ago, slightly below expectations, but about in line with recent history.Jobs gains were led by professional and business services, followed by manufacturing, which had a solid 30,000 job addition, mostly in durable goods. Strength was also seen in health care, construction, and mining. Retail was the only sector with a notable loss of jobs (-22,000), but that did not offset last month’s gain of 25,000. Other sectors were essentially unchanged.All in all, a pretty good report, despite an easily misinterpreted rise in unemployment.​Media Links:​Web Site:   www.MetroAtlantaChamber.comGuest Linkedin Profile:
Metro Atlanta Chamber SVP and Chief Economist Tom Cunningham on Georgia Business Radio
Metro Atlanta Chamber SVP and Chief Economist Tom Cunningham on Georgia Business RadioTom Cunningham,​ SVP and Chief EconomistMetro Atlanta ChamberThomas J. Cunningham is Senior Vice President and the Chief Economist for the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC). Tom joined the MAC in July 2015 following a 30-year career at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He is a specialist in open economy macroeconomic policy and regional analysis. At the MAC, he manages an internal team that supports the research and advocacy roles of the economic development and public policy departments.After starting his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta as an economist in the Macropolicy group, Tom served at various times as associate director of research, interim director of research, vice president for the Regional group where he was also responsible for the Latin American group, and acting head of the Finance group. He served on the Bank's Personnel, Information Technology, and Risk Management Committees and as a member of the Federal Reserve System's Information Security Group and Technology Services Council. He also was the acting director of, and helped establish, the Bank's Center for Real Estate Analytics. When Dr. Cunningham retired from the Fed, his title was Vice President, Senior Economist and Regional Executive.A native of Reedley, California, he received a bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, in economics from California State University, Fresno. He earned a master's degree, a master of philosophy, and a PhD in economics from Columbia University. He previously worked as an economics instructor at Barnard College at Columbia University and as an adjunct instructor at Iona College, Agnes Scott College and Emory University.He attended the executive development program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and is a member of Leadership Atlanta’s class of 2018. Dr. Cunningham has published numerous professional articles and is a member of the American Economic Association, the Western Economic Association, and the Southern Economic Association. Topics to Discuss:National Employment Situation report contains some solid numbers, but mixed headlines. The solid numbers are in job gains, where the nation added 213,000 jobs, well above the market expectation of around 190,000.Revisions to the two previous months added another 37,000 jobs. The mixed part of the report is that the headline is the unemployment rate (U3) ticked up from 3.8% to 4.0%.The expectation was for no change. This was mostly due to an increase in the labor force participation, which moved up 0.2 percentage points after being essentially unchanged since February.At this point the economy needs the additional workers, so this is a fundamentally good thing. The broader measure of labor underutilization (U6) also rose 0.2 percentage points to 7.8%.Average hourly earnings rose 2.7% from a year ago, slightly below expectations, but about in line with recent history.Jobs gains were led by professional and business services, followed by manufacturing, which had a solid 30,000 job addition, mostly in durable goods. Strength was also seen in health care, construction, and mining. Retail was the only sector with a notable loss of jobs (-22,000), but that did not offset last month’s gain of 25,000. Other sectors were essentially unchanged.All in all, a pretty good report, despite an easily misinterpreted rise in unemployment.​Media Links:​Web Site: metroatlantachamber.comGuest Linkedin Profile:https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-cunningham-6027134Georgia Business Radio Interviewing industry and thought leaders with compelling stories. Relevant content on current business trends live from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. In addition to the live broadcast, GBR content is in distribution 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.https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanovahttps://twitter.com/RichCasanovaComCheck out more episodes or submit a guest request visit:www.GeorgiaBusinessRadio.comTo view guest photos from this show, visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.com
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