Pro Business Channel http://probusinesschannelusa.com Converting Conversations to Content Sun, 17 Sep 2017 22:49:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 The Pro Business Channel, "Converting Conversations to Content!" Programming made possible by our supporters, think PBS for the business community. Pro Business Channel studio is a place where business owners and entrepreneurs can come and talk about their business in a non-threatening environment and leave with a highly valuable audio file all about them talking passionately about their business. We never charge guests to appear and we syndicate to a variety of the top social media and audio/video channels. Samples of shows include Atlanta Legal Experts (ALE), Business Authority Radio (BAR) and Georgia Business Radio. These shows attract some of the top people in business, from Georgia’s attorney general to a regional SBA administrator and business authorities from the local to national level including a member of the President's cabinet! Pro Business Channel gives businesses the opportunity to create content in a 30 minute show which can be re-purposed and used for content marketing strategies for months. Content is king in marketing, to stay relevant businesses need to continually be in front of their audience. The channel goal is to capture conversations and convert it to content, then share ways to convert that content into cash-flow. Pro Business Channel clean Pro Business Channel itunes@probusinesschannel.com itunes@probusinesschannel.com (Pro Business Channel) "Converting Conversations to Content!" Earned media, show guests are by invitation only. Like PBS for business, commercial free and never charge guests to tell their story. Pro Business Channel http://probusinesschannelusa.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/PBC_Cube_Logo_1400.jpg http://probusinesschannelusa.com Buckhead Christian Ministry and Avolon Financial Services on Buckhead Business Show http://probusinesschannelusa.com/buckhead-christian-ministry-avolon-financial-services-buckhead-business-show/ Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:00:55 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=6181 Buckhead Christian Ministry and Avolon Financial Services on Buckhead Business Show Keeva Kase, CEO Buckhead Christian Ministry Buckhead Christian Ministry (BCM)) is excited to introduce their new Chief Executive Officer, Keeva Kase. Mr. Kase will serve as CEO effective August 24, 2017. Mr. Kase, a Georgia native, is a passionate, seasoned community leader with a heart for service. His track record includes over 15 years of service in nonprofit, church, and community leadership, including serving as a pastor for a congregation made up entirely of hungry and homeless individuals and families. In addition, he has served as a nonprofit Executive Director and in various professional roles with corporate, church, and government boards and task forces. He is experienced in speech and curriculum writing, executive consulting, program and team development, community organizing, and as a business owner. He is bringing bold ideas and enthusiasm to BCM and those who know him are inspired by his commitment to serve others in a way that truly makes a difference. Mr. Kase earned a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Berry College in Rome, Georgia. He has held increasingly substantial roles with Court Appointed Special Advocates, which included program expansion, fundraising, media relations, training, staff management, volunteer recruitment and retention, and public speaking. Mr. Kase is excited to return to Georgia and looks forward to serving through BCM to prevent hunger and homelessness among Atlantans in crisis. Topics to Discuss: Buckhead Christian Ministry Mission Vision Impact Web Site / Social Media Links: www.buckheadchristianministry.org Candy Yu, Owner Avolon Financial Services for schools Top Ten Young Professional of 2014 Charter CFO provides over 18 years of solid accounting expertise and proven results in Charter School fiscal management, processes, monitoring and compliance. Our qualified CPAs offer reliable accounting and customized CFO services nationwide with GAPP and DOE compliance. Topics to Discuss: Finances and Business Web Site / Social Media Links: http://www.Avolonabs.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/candy-yu-560b241b/ The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Host: Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Audio Engineer: Rob Morley https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-morley-795256126/ Video Production: Steven Tyler Rubin https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-tyler-rubin-005a94115/ For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com Buckhead Christian Ministry and Avolon Financial Services on Buckhead Business Show Keeva Kase, CEO Buckhead Christian Ministry Buckhead Christian Ministry (BCM)) is excited to introduce their new Chief Executive Officer, Keeva Kase. Mr. Keeva Kase, CEO
Buckhead Christian Ministry
Buckhead Christian Ministry (BCM)) is excited to introduce their new Chief Executive Officer, Keeva Kase. Mr. Kase will serve as CEO effective August 24, 2017.
Mr. Kase, a Georgia native, is a passionate, seasoned community leader with a heart for service. His track record includes over 15 years of service in nonprofit, church, and community leadership, including serving as a pastor for a congregation made up entirely of hungry and homeless individuals and families.
In addition, he has served as a nonprofit Executive Director and in various professional roles with corporate, church, and government boards and task forces. He is experienced in speech and curriculum writing, executive consulting, program and team development, community organizing, and as a business owner. He is bringing bold ideas and enthusiasm to BCM and those who know him are inspired by his commitment to serve others in a way that truly makes a difference.
Mr. Kase earned a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Berry College in Rome, Georgia. He has held increasingly substantial roles with Court Appointed Special Advocates, which included program expansion, fundraising, media relations, training, staff management, volunteer recruitment and retention, and public speaking.
Mr. Kase is excited to return to Georgia and looks forward to serving through BCM to prevent hunger and homelessness among Atlantans in crisis.
Topics to Discuss:
Buckhead Christian Ministry
Mission
Vision
Impact
Web Site / Social Media Links:
www.buckheadchristianministry.org



Candy Yu, Owner
Avolon Financial Services for schools
Top Ten Young Professional of 2014

Charter CFO provides over 18 years of solid accounting expertise and proven results in Charter School fiscal management, processes, monitoring and compliance. Our qualified CPAs offer reliable accounting and customized CFO services nationwide with GAPP and DOE compliance.
Topics to Discuss:
Finances and Business
Web Site / Social Media Links:
http://www.Avolonabs.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/candy-yu-560b241b/




The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios.

Show Host:
Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone
https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO

Rich Casanova, CoFounder
Pro Business Channel
https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova
https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom
Audio Engineer:
Rob Morley
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-morley-795256126/
Video Production:
Steven Tyler Rubin
https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-tyler-rubin-005a94115/
For more info about the BBA visit:
www.BuckheadBusiness.org
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Greengate Consulting, Alternative Capital and Fit2Win Wellness on Georgia Business Radio http://probusinesschannelusa.com/greengate-consulting-alternative-capital-fit2win-wellness-georgia-business-radio/ Thu, 24 Aug 2017 15:15:21 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=6193 Greengate Consulting, Alternative Capital and Fit2Win Wellness on Georgia Business Radio Ismael Fernandez, President Greengate Consulting Topics to Discuss: The value of the EB-5 Program for our economy How to leverage it EB-5 Live Event Web Site / Social Media Links: www.greengateplans.com @greengateplans facebook.com/greengateplans https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/9445886/ www.linkedin.com/in/ismaelfernandez Floyd Bryant Alternative Capital, Inc  Investor & Syndicated broker of funding up to $30,000.000 Topics to Discuss: Funding opportunities for small business Web Site / Social Media Links: www.alternativecapitalus.com Shawn Mahoney, Co-Founder Fit2Win Wellness Shawn Mahoney is the owner of an established software development company, a dramatic weight loss mentor, an author, a Vistage member, an avid cyclist, and an active triathlete. Shawn is a CEO and owner of an operational software company called rockhopper tech. Shawn has successfully grown his business for over 25 years creating workflow software to run the backend operations of cutting edge companies. Shawn had been suffering from obesity for most of his adult life. In 2008, he heard Dean Rosson speak to his Executive Vistage group about health and nutrition. During the workshop, Shawn learned about the powerful transformation of whole food nutrition, and how to establish a clear strategy for healthy weight loss. Tipping the scale at over 325 pounds, Shawn was ready to make the changes necessary to become healthy and fit. Eighteen months later and 140 pounds lighter, the new slimmer and fitter Shawn was making an impact on many people. From the beginning of his weight loss journey, Shawn was constantly being asked how he was 'able to accomplish such dramatic success?’. He invested many hours telling people his story and sharing with them the strategic points he implemented. His wife, Paula, and his sister, Melissa, challenged him to write a book about his weight loss story. In 2010, he completed his first book titled, “How I Lost Myself.” Shawn wrote about his struggles with obesity, his bad health issues, and weight loss. Topics to Discuss: Corporate wellness Weight Loss How to maintain good healthy habits Web Site / Social Media Links: www.Fit2WinWellness.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidshawnmahoney 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 Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Artie Ruderman, Media Partnerships Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/artie-ruderman Audio Engineer: Rob Morley https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-morley-795256126/ Video Production: Steven Tyler Rubin https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-tyler-rubin-005a94115/ Check out more episodes visit: www.GeorgiaBusinessRadio.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: http://www.meetme.so/GeorgiaBusinessRadio To view guest photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com Greengate Consulting, Alternative Capital and Fit2Win Wellness on Georgia Business Radio - Ismael Fernandez, President Greengate Consulting Topics to Discuss: The value of the EB-5 Program for our economy How to leverage it EB-5 Live Event
Ismael Fernandez, President
Greengate Consulting


Topics to Discuss:
The value of the EB-5 Program for our economy
How to leverage it
EB-5 Live Event
Web Site / Social Media Links:
www.greengateplans.com

@greengateplans

facebook.com/greengateplans

https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/9445886/

www.linkedin.com/in/ismaelfernandez




Floyd Bryant
Alternative Capital, Inc 

Investor & Syndicated broker of funding up to $30,000.000

Topics to Discuss:
Funding opportunities for small business


Web Site / Social Media Links:
www.alternativecapitalus.com





Shawn Mahoney, Co-Founder
Fit2Win Wellness

Shawn Mahoney is the owner of an established software development company, a dramatic weight loss mentor, an author, a Vistage member, an avid cyclist, and an active triathlete.

Shawn is a CEO and owner of an operational software company called rockhopper tech. Shawn has successfully grown his business for over 25 years creating workflow software to run the backend operations of cutting edge companies.

Shawn had been suffering from obesity for most of his adult life. In 2008, he heard Dean Rosson speak to his Executive Vistage group about health and nutrition. During the workshop, Shawn learned about the powerful transformation of whole food nutrition, and how to establish a clear strategy for healthy weight loss. Tipping the scale at over 325 pounds, Shawn was ready to make the changes necessary to become healthy and fit.

Eighteen months later and 140 pounds lighter, the new slimmer and fitter Shawn was making an impact on many people. From the beginning of his weight loss journey, Shawn was constantly being asked how he was 'able to accomplish such dramatic success?’. He invested many hours telling people his story and sharing with them the strategic points he implemented. His wife, Paula, and his sister, Melissa, challenged him to write a book about his weight loss story. In 2010, he completed his first book titled, “How I Lost Myself.” Shawn wrote about his struggles with obesity, his bad health issues, and weight loss.


Topics to Discuss:
Corporate wellness
Weight Loss
How to maintain good healthy habits

Web Site / Social Media Links:
www.Fit2WinWellness.com

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





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 Hosts:

Rich Casanova, CoFounder
Pro Business Channel
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Georgia Business Radio LIVE at the Battery Atlanta http://probusinesschannelusa.com/georgia-business-radio-live-battery-atlanta/ Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:00:35 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=6153 Georgia Business Radio LIVE at the Battery Atlanta Georgia Business Radio LIVE at the Battery Atlanta This special taping of Georgia Business Radio was recorded in front of a live audience at Suntrust Park Home of the Atlanta Braves which included interviews with event sponsors, networking and more... Produced by: Pro Business Productions Special Thank You to: Cassie Cope and the entire team at LIVE at the Battery Atlanta Video Engineer: Steven Tyler Rubin Audio Engineer: Dennis Rice Radio Hosts: Michael Moore, Craig Williams and Rich Casanova Pro Business Events Manager: Grant Hill Event Partnerships: Artie Ruderman This event made possible in part by our partners and sponsors: Atlanta Children's Shelter Azul Motorsports Creative Muscle Studios Five Links Pro Networker Staymobile Stealth Video Thompson Management Consulting Vinings Business Association Windy Hill Athletic Club Georgia Business Radio interviews industry leaders throughout Georgia live from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. Check out more episodes visit: www.GeorgiaBusinessRadio.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: http://www.meetme.so/GeorgiaBusinessRadio To view guest photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com Georgia Business Radio LIVE at the Battery Atlanta Georgia Business Radio LIVE at the Battery Atlanta This special taping of Georgia Business Radio was recorded in front of a live audience at Suntrust Park Home of the Atlanta Braves which include...

Georgia Business Radio LIVE at the Battery Atlanta
This special taping of Georgia Business Radio was recorded in front of a live audience at Suntrust Park Home of the Atlanta Braves which included interviews with event sponsors, networking and more... Produced by: Pro Business Productions

Special Thank You to:

Cassie Cope and the entire team at LIVE at the Battery Atlanta

Video Engineer: Steven Tyler Rubin

Audio Engineer: Dennis Rice

Radio Hosts: Michael Moore, Craig Williams and Rich Casanova

Pro Business Events Manager: Grant Hill

Event Partnerships: Artie Ruderman

This event made possible in part by our partners and sponsors:

Atlanta Children's Shelter
Azul Motorsports
Creative Muscle Studios
Five Links
Pro Networker
Staymobile
Stealth Video
Thompson Management Consulting
Vinings Business Association
Windy Hill Athletic Club

Georgia Business Radio interviews industry leaders throughout Georgia live from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta.

Check out more episodes visit:
www.GeorgiaBusinessRadio.com

To nominate or submit a guest request visit:
http://www.meetme.so/GeorgiaBusinessRadio

To view guest photos from this show, visit:
www.ProBusinessPictures.com
]]> Pro Business Channel clean 41:56 Certified Management Consultant, Capital and Business Immigration Solutions on Georgia Business Show http://probusinesschannelusa.com/certified-management-consultant-capital-business-immigration-solutions-georgia-business-show/ Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:15:52 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=6143 Certified Management Consultant, Capital and Business Immigration Solutions on Georgia Business Show Stanley Sloan, Managing Partner Sloan Management Consulting SMC helps businesses achieve excellence by addressing the work force issues that significantly impact success in the market place. Dr. Sloan has over 30 years experience providing consulting services in the areas of customer service and satisfaction, change management, organization effectiveness, performance improvement, and reward management. He is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), a national professional designation held by less than 1% of all management consultants. Dr. Sloan is a past Chairman and President of the Georgia Chapter of the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC) and has served for many years as a board officer. He also is active in the Organization Change Alliance (OCA) and serves on the OCA Program Committee. Sectors Served: Institutional/Nonprofit, International, Private/Commercial, Public/Government Industries: Banking/Financial Services, Business Services, Communications/Media, Energy/Chemicals, Government/Public Sector, Health Care/Pharma/Biotech, Industrial Manufacturing, Info Tech/High Tech, Retail/Leisure, Spa/Hospitality, Utilities Consulting Specialty: Facilitation, Growth Management, Human Resources, Leadership Development, Organizational Design/Devt, Strategy/Planning Website / Social Media: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stanley-sloan-ph-d-cmc-506a6510 Joe Briner, Managing Director Vertical Capital Advisors Joe Briner, Managing Director of Vertical Capital Advisors, has over 30 years experience in every facet of the finance industry and brings deep experience in banking and capital markets to create optimal capital solutions for businesses of every size in any industry. With a disciplined and time-proven processes, Vertical Capital Advisors will help you grow your business. At Vertical Capital Advisors, our guiding principle is to apply our accumulated and collective experience to create real, tangible value for our clients. We launched as the Great Recession threatened the existence of every business - a period of uncertainty that demanded exceptional depth and breadth of understanding of the capital markets. We helped scores of businesses survive and thrive. As markets returned to normal, we have returned our focus to the fun side of the business - helping companies get growth, acquisition and expansion capital and helping successful business owners optimize the value of their enterprise. Topics to Discuss: Private Equity The state of financial markets Risk Trends Web Site / Social Media Links: www.linkedin.com/in/joebriner www.VerticalCapitalAdvisors.com Blog:  verticalcapitaladvisors.com/wordpress_4 Anton Mertens, Partner Burr & Forman LLP Anton Mertens is the Head of the Business Immigration Practice at Burr & Forman and is also a member of the Labor and Employment Practice Group. Anton's concentration consists of business immigration matters for investors, managers, executives and technical personnel. Anton's expertise includes business and professional visas, labor certifications, immigrant visas, consular representation and citizenship for foreign executives, managers and professionals. His background also includes consulting and advising clients on a number of employment issues including compliance procedures in verifying the work eligibility of new employees as required under the I-9 “workplace compliance” provisions of federal law. Anton has experience representing clients from various industries, including international companies, technology firms and subsidiaries of foreign corporations engaged in the computer, communications, chemical and engineering industries. Born in Brussels, Belgium, Anton is also the current President of the Belgian-American Chamber of the South. He received his B.A. degree in Mathematics from Mercer University in 1984 and his J.D. Certified Management Consultant, Capital and Business Immigration Solutions on Georgia Business Show Stanley Sloan, Managing Partner Sloan Management Consulting SMC helps businesses achieve excellence by addressing the work force issues that signifi... Stanley Sloan, Managing Partner
Sloan Management Consulting
SMC helps businesses achieve excellence by addressing the work force issues that significantly impact success in the market place. Dr. Sloan has over 30 years experience providing consulting services in the areas of customer service and satisfaction, change management, organization effectiveness, performance improvement, and reward management.
He is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), a national professional designation held by less than 1% of all management consultants. Dr. Sloan is a past Chairman and President of the Georgia Chapter of the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC) and has served for many years as a board officer. He also is active in the Organization Change Alliance (OCA) and serves on the OCA Program Committee.
Sectors Served: Institutional/Nonprofit, International, Private/Commercial, Public/Government
Industries: Banking/Financial Services, Business Services, Communications/Media, Energy/Chemicals, Government/Public Sector, Health Care/Pharma/Biotech, Industrial Manufacturing, Info Tech/High Tech, Retail/Leisure, Spa/Hospitality, Utilities
Consulting Specialty: Facilitation, Growth Management, Human Resources, Leadership Development, Organizational Design/Devt, Strategy/Planning
Website / Social Media:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/stanley-sloan-ph-d-cmc-506a6510



Joe Briner, Managing Director
Vertical Capital Advisors
Joe Briner, Managing Director of Vertical Capital Advisors, has over 30 years experience in every facet of the finance industry and brings deep experience in banking and capital markets to create optimal capital solutions for businesses of every size in any industry. With a disciplined and time-proven processes, Vertical Capital Advisors will help you grow your business.
At Vertical Capital Advisors, our guiding principle is to apply our accumulated and collective experience to create real, tangible value for our clients. We launched as the Great Recession threatened the existence of every business - a period of uncertainty that demanded exceptional depth and breadth of understanding of the capital markets. We helped scores of businesses survive and thrive. As markets returned to normal, we have returned our focus to the fun side of the business - helping companies get growth, acquisition and expansion capital and helping successful business owners optimize the value of their enterprise.
Topics to Discuss:
Private Equity
The state of financial markets
Risk
Trends
Web Site / Social Media Links:
www.linkedin.com/in/joebriner

www.VerticalCapitalAdvisors.com

Blog:  verticalcapitaladvisors.com/wordpress_4



Anton Mertens, Partner
Burr & Forman LLP
Anton Mertens is the Head of the Business Immigration Practice at Burr & Forman and is also a member of the Labor and Employment Practice Group. Anton's concentration consists of business immigration matters for investors, managers, executives and technical personnel.
Anton's expertise includes business and professional visas, labor certifications, immigrant visas, consular representation and citizenship for foreign executives, managers and professionals. His background also includes consulting and advising clients on a number of employment issues including...]]>
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Aubrey Daniels International, Building Sales Pipelines and Big Social Marketing on Buckhead Business Show http://probusinesschannelusa.com/aubrey-daniels-international-building-sales-pipelines-big-social-marketing-buckhead-business-show/ Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:00:16 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=6135 Aubrey Daniels International, Building Sales Pipelines and Big Social Marketing on Buckhead Business Show Aubrey Daniels Aubrey Daniels International Aubrey C. Daniels, Ph.D., is the chairman of Aubrey Daniels International (ADI), which helps organizations employ the timeless principles of behavioral science to re-energize the workplace, optimize performance and achieve lasting results. He has published seven books about performance systems, workplace safety and management issues. Topics to Discuss: Optimistic science of behavior Culture change Unlimited potential of human beings Labels and stereotypes that hinder potential and performance Web Site / Social Media Links: http://aubreydaniels.com https://twitter.com/AubreyDaniels Christie Walters iCore Strategy Host of The Why and The Buy Podcast - A show for sales and leadership professionals Sales Trainer - Certified by Jeffrey Gitomer, author Little Red Book of Selling Success Coach - Helping small businesses and sales professionals clear the path to success Topics to Discuss: Who needs a coach? - Why coaching is critical to success in business and in life Prospecting with a purpose - How to build a sales pipeline without the dreaded cold call Eliminate the Noise - Putting sales distractions on mute Why podcast? - A small business guide to podcasting basics Web Site / Social Media Links: www.christiewalters.com www.thewhyandthebuy.com @walterschristie linkedin.com/in/icorestrategy Celeste Simmons Big Social Marketing Celeste started in marketing over 14 years ago. She majored in Technical writing and is a published author. She and her team, create web content on a daily basis for business pages on Facebook, Linkedin, Google plus, Youtube, Houzz, Pinterest and more. As a social media pro, she can help you advertise your business on social media! Topics to Discuss: Social Media for business use Internet Marketing Web Site / Social Media Links: https://www.bigsocialmarketing.com/ https://www.facebook.com/bigsocialmarketing/ https://twitter.com/3DPR https://www.yelp.com/biz/big-social-marketing-marietta The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Audio Engineer: Rob Morley https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-morley-795256126/ Video Production: Steven Tyler Rubin https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-tyler-rubin-005a94115/ For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com Aubrey Daniels International, Building Sales Pipelines and Big Social Marketing on Buckhead Business Show Aubrey Daniels Aubrey Daniels International - Aubrey C. Daniels, Ph.D., is the chairman of Aubrey Daniels International (ADI),

Aubrey Daniels
Aubrey Daniels International

Aubrey C. Daniels, Ph.D., is the chairman of Aubrey Daniels International (ADI), which helps organizations employ the timeless principles of behavioral science to re-energize the workplace, optimize performance and achieve lasting results. He has published seven books about performance systems, workplace safety and management issues.

Topics to Discuss:
Optimistic science of behavior
Culture change
Unlimited potential of human beings
Labels and stereotypes that hinder potential and performance

Web Site / Social Media Links:
http://aubreydaniels.com
https://twitter.com/AubreyDaniels





Christie Walters
iCore Strategy

Host of The Why and The Buy Podcast - A show for sales and leadership professionals
Sales Trainer - Certified by Jeffrey Gitomer, author Little Red Book of Selling
Success Coach - Helping small businesses and sales professionals clear the path to success



Topics to Discuss:
Who needs a coach? - Why coaching is critical to success in business and in life
Prospecting with a purpose - How to build a sales pipeline without the dreaded cold call
Eliminate the Noise - Putting sales distractions on mute
Why podcast? - A small business guide to podcasting basics

Web Site / Social Media Links:
www.christiewalters.com

www.thewhyandthebuy.com

@walterschristie

linkedin.com/in/icorestrategy




Celeste Simmons
Big Social Marketing

Celeste started in marketing over 14 years ago. She majored in Technical writing and is a published author. She and her team, create web content on a daily basis for business pages on Facebook, Linkedin, Google plus, Youtube, Houzz, Pinterest and more. As a social media pro, she can help you advertise your business on social media!
Topics to Discuss:
Social Media for business use
Internet Marketing

Web Site / Social Media Links:
https://www.bigsocialmarketing.com/
https://www.facebook.com/bigsocialmarketing/
https://twitter.com/3DPR
https://www.yelp.com/biz/big-social-marketing-marietta




The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios.

Show Hosts:

Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone
https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO

Rich Casanova, CoFounder
Pro Business Channel
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Christian Ross with Village Realty and Tutu Longe with Hottie+Lord, Joanne Hayes with Simply Buckhead on the Buckhead Business Show http://probusinesschannelusa.com/christian-ross-village-realty-tutu-longe-hottielord-joanne-hayes-simply-buckhead-buckhead-business-show/ Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:00:57 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=6128 Christian Ross with Village Realty and Tutu Longe with Hottie+Lord, Joanne Hayes with Simply Buckhead on the Buckhead Business Show Christian Ross Village Realty Over 10 years experience with residential and commercial real estate sales and development with over 13 years business and client development consulting experience. My focus: Helping Realtors succeed in real estate. Continue to build a team that assists our clients with their domestic and international real estate investment goals. Board of Directors, Atlanta Realtors Association Board of Directors, Midtown Neighbors Association - Manage and grow brokerage resulting in increased gross sales of over $50 million in 2016 YTD. - Execute risk management tools, guidelines, and procedures. - Teach agents sales strategies, financial structures, client care, and marketing. - Direct annual brokerage education initiatives. - Manage digital marketing and recruiting initiatives and campaigns. - Prepare international investors for EB-5 Visa program. - Work with real estate consultants in other countries, specifically, the Caribbean & South America to facilitate client purchases - Manage a team that assists homebuyers and sellers with their needs analysis, search, and negotiation of their purchase or sale. - Create and maintain alliances with service providers. Topics to Discuss: Industry Trends/Atlanta Market What's next? Last time we were here it was a new firm Web Site / Social Media Links: Website: www.vratl.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/christianross1 Social media links: @christiansoldit Tutu Longe, Creative Director Hottie+Lord Topics to Discuss: 1. )Our mission 2.) Who is the Hottie+Lord woman Web Site / Social Media Links: www.Hottieandlord.com https://www.facebook.com/HottieandLord https://www.instagram.com/hottieandlord https://twitter.com/HottieandLord Joanne Hayes, Publisher Simply Buckhead Magazine Joanne Hayes is a 20-year veteran of the publishing industry, having worked as an Account Executive for an award-winning Journal Register Company newspaper group, Southern Rhode Island Newspapers, and as the Marketing Director of SO Rhode Island, a publication of the award-winning magazine company Providence Media. Simply Buckhead Magazine was conceived and began publication in 2010, with Joanne at the helm as Publisher and Founder. She also currently serves as the Co-VP of Programs on the Board of Directors of the Buckhead Business Association, and a Member of the newly-formed Diversity and Inclusion Council of the Atlanta Hawks organization. Joanne and her team launched a second publication this year, 17th South, covering Midtown and surrounding communities. Topics/Questions to Discuss: New issue of Simply Buckhead Web Site and Social Media Links: www.simplybuckhead.com Twitter and Instagram @SimpplyBuckhead Facebook – LivingWellAtl The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Audio Engineer: Rob Morley https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-morley-795256126/ Video Production: Steven Tyler Rubin https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-tyler-rubin-005a94115/ For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com Christian Ross with Village Realty and Tutu Longe with Hottie+Lord, Joanne Hayes with Simply Buckhead on the Buckhead Business Show Christian Ross Village Realty - Over 10 years experience with residential and commercial real estate sales and de...

Christian Ross
Village Realty

Over 10 years experience with residential and commercial real estate sales and development with over 13 years business and client development consulting experience.

My focus: Helping Realtors succeed in real estate. Continue to build a team that assists our clients with their domestic and international real estate investment goals.

Board of Directors, Atlanta Realtors Association
Board of Directors, Midtown Neighbors Association

- Manage and grow brokerage resulting in increased gross sales of over $50 million in 2016 YTD.
- Execute risk management tools, guidelines, and procedures.
- Teach agents sales strategies, financial structures, client care, and marketing.
- Direct annual brokerage education initiatives.
- Manage digital marketing and recruiting initiatives and campaigns.
- Prepare international investors for EB-5 Visa program.
- Work with real estate consultants in other countries, specifically, the Caribbean & South America to facilitate client purchases
- Manage a team that assists homebuyers and sellers with their needs analysis, search, and negotiation of their purchase or sale.
- Create and maintain alliances with service providers.


Topics to Discuss:
Industry Trends/Atlanta Market
What's next? Last time we were here it was a new firm

Web Site / Social Media Links:

Website: www.vratl.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/christianross1

Social media links: @christiansoldit




Tutu Longe, Creative Director
Hottie+Lord

Topics to Discuss:
1. )Our mission
2.) Who is the Hottie+Lord woman

Web Site / Social Media Links:
www.Hottieandlord.com

https://www.facebook.com/HottieandLord

https://www.instagram.com/hottieandlord

https://twitter.com/HottieandLord





Joanne Hayes, Publisher
Simply Buckhead Magazine

Joanne Hayes is a 20-year veteran of the publishing industry, having worked as an Account Executive for an award-winning Journal Register Company newspaper group, Southern Rhode Island Newspapers, and as the Marketing Director of SO Rhode Island, a publication of the award-winning magazine company Providence Media.
Simply Buckhead Magazine was conceived and began publication in 2010, with Joanne at the helm as Publisher and Founder. She also currently serves as the Co-VP of Programs on the Board of Directors of the Buckhead Business Association, and a Member of the newly-formed Diversity and Inclusion Council of the Atlanta Hawks organization.
Joanne and her team launched a second publication this year, 17th South, covering Midtown and surrounding communities.

Topics/Questions to Discuss:
New issue of Simply Buckhead

Web Site and Social Media Links:
www.simplybuckhead.com
Twitter and Instagram @SimpplyBuckhead
Facebook – LivingWellAtl
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OrthoNOW, spa810 and Benetrends Financial on Franchise Business Radio http://probusinesschannelusa.com/orthonow-spa810-benetrends-financial-franchise-business-radio/ Wed, 09 Aug 2017 14:00:37 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=6078 OrthoNOW, spa810 and Benetrends Financial on Franchise Business Radio Christine Dura, Chief Development Officer OrthoNOW Christine E. Dura has over 25 years of quantifiable executive management and franchise related leadership experience within the US and internationally with notable franchise startups in the service, technology, retail, food, health and wellness, financial service, medical care, technology and professional services. As a Senior Franchise Executive and Entrepreneur, Ms. Dura has been both an individual contributor and has successfully led world-class teams. Ms. Dura excels at partnering with all core business operations to significantly increase the company’s foot print, expand market share, and generate sustainable revenue and EBIT gains. Topics to Discuss: The OrthoNOW story Industry trends How to determine if the franchise candidate is a good fit Financing Marketing Web Site / Social Media Links: https://www.orthonowcare.com/franchise-orthopedic-urgent-care/ https://twitter.com/ChristineDura_ https://www.facebook.com/OrthoNOWFranchise Nicole Smith, Franchise Owner spa810 Atlantic Station Nicole D. Smith. owner of spa810 Atlantic Station, is a leader within the wellness spa industry. She was one of the first franchisees in the state of Georgia and has plans to soon expand to 3 new locations within metro Atlanta. With 20 years of comprehensive experience in various industries, Nicole has established herself as an innovative leader. In 2016, Nicole became a full time entrepreneur, opening her spa franchise at Atlantic Station in Midtown Atlanta. She is very passionate about the spa and she plans to be the #1 location in the country. About spa810 Atlantic Station spa810 Atlantic Station invites the community to explore unlimited luxury for the mind, body and soul at their premier Atlanta med spa, conveniently located in Midtown. spa810 delivers a one-of-a-kind experience to every guest who walks through their doors. The spa offers a variety of services including stress relieving massages, signature facials, pain-free laser hair removal or HydraFacial MD treatment. Topics to Discuss: 1. How is spa810 different from other spas in our area? 2. What made you decide to go into the franchise business for wellness services instead of produce your own? 3. What are some unique services that you offer? 4. Discuss your upcoming teacher appreciation charity event? 5. Why do you feel that this event is important? 6. What do you have planned next for your franchise company? Web Site / Social Media Links: https://www.linkedin.com/company/spa810 Facebook: www.facebook.com/spa810atlanticstation Twitter:  www.twitter.com/Spa810astation Instagram: www.instagram.com/spa810astation LARRY CARNELL, VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT BENETRENDS FINANCIAL CREDENTIALS & AWARDS: •National Award Winning Entrepreneur (Recipient of an entrepreneur of the year awarded by the National Association of Entrepreneurship) •Fortune Magazine “TOP 100 Most Admired Company” Award winning Management Advisor and Company Trainer •Benetrends Financial Top Revenue Producer •National franchising “Industry Leadership Award” •Multiple Award winning Franchise Expert, Trainer, & Lecturer, •Instructor for Certified Professional Education (CPE) program for accountants and attorneys •Educational Background : Accounting, Finance, Marketing •University lecturer on successful entrepreneurship •20+ years of combined franchising, franchise and business brokerage experience •LinkedIn’s “Top Recommended Professional” •Internationally certified to value businesses •Certified instructor for the American Business Brokers Association •Certified instructor for the International Business Brokers Association •Certified franchise and business broker instructor and trainer •CFE – Certified Franchise Executive •CBI – Certified Business Intermediary •ABI – Accredited Business Intermediary OrthoNOW, spa810 and Benetrends Financial on Franchise Business Radio Christine Dura, Chief Development Officer OrthoNOW Christine E. Dura has over 25 years of quantifiable executive management and franchise related leadership experience within the ... Christine Dura, Chief Development Officer
OrthoNOW
Christine E. Dura has over 25 years of quantifiable executive management and franchise related leadership experience within the US and internationally with notable franchise startups in the service, technology, retail, food, health and wellness, financial service, medical care, technology and professional services.
As a Senior Franchise Executive and Entrepreneur, Ms. Dura has been both an individual contributor and has successfully led world-class teams. Ms. Dura excels at partnering with all core business operations to significantly increase the company’s foot print, expand market share, and generate sustainable revenue and EBIT gains.
Topics to Discuss:
The OrthoNOW story
Industry trends
How to determine if the franchise candidate is a good fit
Financing
Marketing
Web Site / Social Media Links:
https://www.orthonowcare.com/franchise-orthopedic-urgent-care/
https://twitter.com/ChristineDura_
https://www.facebook.com/OrthoNOWFranchise



Nicole Smith, Franchise Owner
spa810 Atlantic Station
Nicole D. Smith. owner of spa810 Atlantic Station, is a leader within the wellness spa industry. She was one of the first franchisees in the state of Georgia and has plans to soon expand to 3 new locations within metro Atlanta. With 20 years of comprehensive experience in various industries, Nicole has established herself as an innovative leader.
In 2016, Nicole became a full time entrepreneur, opening her spa franchise at Atlantic Station in Midtown Atlanta. She is very passionate about the spa and she plans to be the #1 location in the country. About spa810 Atlantic Station spa810 Atlantic Station invites the community to explore unlimited luxury for the mind, body and soul at their premier Atlanta med spa, conveniently located in Midtown. spa810 delivers a one-of-a-kind experience to every guest who walks through their doors. The spa offers a variety of services including stress relieving massages, signature facials, pain-free laser hair removal or HydraFacial MD treatment.
Topics to Discuss:
1. How is spa810 different from other spas in our area?
2. What made you decide to go into the franchise business for wellness services instead of produce your own?
3. What are some unique services that you offer?
4. Discuss your upcoming teacher appreciation charity event?
5. Why do you feel that this event is important?
6. What do you have planned next for your franchise company?
Web Site / Social Media Links:
https://www.linkedin.com/company/spa810
Facebook: www.facebook.com/spa810atlanticstation
Twitter:  www.twitter.com/Spa810astation
Instagram: www.instagram.com/spa810astation



LARRY CARNELL, VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT
BENETRENDS FINANCIAL
CREDENTIALS & AWARDS:
•National Award Winning Entrepreneur
(Recipient of an entrepreneur of the year awarded by the National Association of Entrepreneurship)
•Fortune Magazine “TOP 100 Most Admired Company” Award winning Management Advisor and Co...]]>
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Ruben Aceves with Casa Herradura Interviewed on Bar Talk Radio http://probusinesschannelusa.com/ruben-aceves-casa-herradura-interviewed-bar-talk-radio/ Thu, 03 Aug 2017 19:00:24 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=6090 Ruben Aceves with Casa Herradura Interviewed on Bar Talk Radio Ruben Aceves, Director of International Brand Development Casa Herradura Based in Guadalajara, Mexico, Ruben Aceves has served as the director of international brand development for Casa Herradura since 2000. In this role, Ruben educates customers and consumers on Mexico's famous spirit and Casa Herradura's tequila portfolio through tastings, dinners, and Tequila Master Classes. Ruben's unofficial job title also includes historian for Casa Herradura. He is well-versed in the 140-year-old history of the Hacienda of San Jose del Refugio, the homeplace of Casa Herradura, which hosts more than 60,000 visitors a year. Ruben is a proud native of Guadalajara, Mexico, and holds an MBA degree. He is fluent in English and brings a wealth of knowledge and vast experience to the Casa Herradura team. Topics to Discuss: History of Tequila as a category and where it's headed in the future History of Casa Herradura Difference between tequila (highland/lowland), 100% Agave vs tequila Bartender Legends Competition Web Site / Social Media Links: http://www.herradura.com/ https://www.facebook.com/HerraduraTequila/ https://herradura.liquor.com/ https://www.facebook.com/eljimador About the show: Bar Talk Radio is about Careers in the Beverage Industry, Cocktail Culture and Trends. Interviewing industry insiders and experts. Hosted by Anthony Porquez founder of Liquid Culture with over 17 years in the food and beverage industry. Current President of the United States Bartenders' Guild Atlanta Chapter. Connect with the show host at: www.AnthonyPorquez.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Antones10 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anthony.j.porquez Connect with the show sponsor at: https://twitter.com/USBGAtlanta www.facebook.com/usbgatlanta www.instagram.com/usbgatlanta To listen to recent episodes visit: http://www.BarTalkRadio.org To submit a guest request to be on the show visit: www.meetme.so/BarTalkRadio To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com Ruben Aceves with Casa Herradura Interviewed on Bar Talk Radio Ruben Aceves, Director of International Brand Development Casa Herradura Based in Guadalajara, Mexico, Ruben Aceves has served as the director of international brand development for Casa... Ruben Aceves, Director of International Brand Development
Casa Herradura
Based in Guadalajara, Mexico, Ruben Aceves has served as the director of international brand development for Casa Herradura since 2000.
In this role, Ruben educates customers and consumers on Mexico's famous spirit and Casa Herradura's tequila portfolio through tastings, dinners, and Tequila Master Classes.
Ruben's unofficial job title also includes historian for Casa Herradura. He is well-versed in the 140-year-old history of the Hacienda of San Jose del Refugio, the homeplace of Casa Herradura, which hosts more than 60,000 visitors a year.
Ruben is a proud native of Guadalajara, Mexico, and holds an MBA degree. He is fluent in English and brings a wealth of knowledge and vast experience to the Casa Herradura team.

Topics to Discuss:
History of Tequila as a category and where it's headed in the future
History of Casa Herradura
Difference between tequila (highland/lowland), 100% Agave vs tequila
Bartender Legends Competition
Web Site / Social Media Links:
http://www.herradura.com/
https://www.facebook.com/HerraduraTequila/
https://herradura.liquor.com/
https://www.facebook.com/eljimador



About the show:
Bar Talk Radio is about Careers in the Beverage Industry, Cocktail Culture and Trends. Interviewing industry insiders and experts. Hosted by Anthony Porquez founder of Liquid Culture with over 17 years in the food and beverage industry. Current President of the United States Bartenders' Guild Atlanta Chapter.
Connect with the show host at:
www.AnthonyPorquez.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Antones10
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anthony.j.porquez
Connect with the show sponsor at:
https://twitter.com/USBGAtlanta
www.facebook.com/usbgatlanta
www.instagram.com/usbgatlanta
To listen to recent episodes visit:
http://www.BarTalkRadio.org
To submit a guest request to be on the show visit:
www.meetme.so/BarTalkRadio
To view photos from this show, visit:
www.ProBusinessPictures.com
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Jake Evans with Thompson Hine and Dan Ricks with Bright Water Consulting on Georgia Business Radio http://probusinesschannelusa.com/jake-evans-with-thompson-hine-and-dan-ricks-with-bright-water-consulting-on-georgia-business-radio/ Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:15:38 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=6120 Jake Evans with Thompson Hine and Dan Ricks with Bright Water Consulting on Georgia Business Radio Jake Evans, Business Litigation Attorney and Advisor Thompson Hine LLP Jake represents individuals and corporate entities – from successful small companies to Fortune 100 corporations – in high-stakes complex litigation. His practice is national in scope and consists of litigating in state courts, federal courts, and varying alternative dispute resolution forums including arbitration and mediation. Jake has successfully defended corporations in high exposure product liability cases and has obtained favorable outcomes for individual and corporate clients in complex business litigation disputes. He manages all aspects of litigation, including dispositive motion drafting, fact and expert witness depositions, oral arguments, and trial preparation and execution. Jake also serves as outside counsel for multiple small to mid-size companies, advising them on corporate structure and acquisitions, drafting and negotiating agreements, managing litigation-avoidance and active litigation, and representing them in day-to-day operations. Topics to Discuss: My practice Business development tips Relationship building Growth of Atlanta Web Site / Social Media Links: http://www.thompsonhine.com https://www.facebook.com/Thompson-Hine-LLP-221895017828197 https://twitter.com/ThompsonHine http://www.thompsonhine.com/professionals/evans-jake https://www.linkedin.com/in/jake-evans-54710935 Dan Ricks, President Bright Water Consulting, LLC Dan Ricks is an entrepreneur that specializes in operations, management and technology consulting. Dan has performed executive roles such as CIO and interim CIO for several companies. In 2003 Dan started Bright Water Consulting, LLC (BWC) and continues as it’s President. BWC’s motto is “Your most important projects on time, on budget and at the highest possible quality.” Dan started his career with the Georgia Power Company and then Norrell Corporation. From 1986 – 2000 Dan held a successful career at The Coca-Cola Company implementing improved business processes and technology globally. Afterwards Dan served as Vice President and Business Technology Officer for SunTrust Bank. Throughout his career Dan has always had an entrepreneurial spirit and drive which led him to, following his successful corporate career, start BWC (in 2003). For the past 14-years Dan has been providing C-level Services to corporations nationwide to help those companies improve efficiencies, improve business processes, reduce costs and position themselves to be scalable and sustainable for future growth. Dan is an executive and business leader with a career consisting of strategic, operational, and tactical experience. Known as “the Problem Doctor” due to his ability to quickly diagnose and resolve problems. Demonstrated success as a business partner focused on building and strengthening teams to lead change. He is an active member of the Atlanta Chapter of the Project Management Institute Mr. Ricks graduated from Georgia Southern University with a B.B.A. degree and earned his M.B.A. degree from Georgia State University. He has been married for 30 years and has two sons. Topics to Discuss: Who/what is Bright Water Consulting? Trends in business management. Trends in operational and technology consulting. Advice for corporate leaders when choosing a management consulting firm. Web Site / Social Media Links: www.brightwaterconsulting.com https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/3780478 https://www.facebook.com/BWCBusinessTechnologyConsultants https://twitter.com/BrightWaterLLC https://www.linkedin.com/in/dkricks 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... Jake Evans with Thompson Hine and Dan Ricks with Bright Water Consulting on Georgia Business Radio Jake Evans, Business Litigation Attorney and Advisor Thompson Hine LLP Jake represents individuals and corporate entities – from successful small comp... Jake Evans, Business Litigation Attorney and Advisor
Thompson Hine LLP
Jake represents individuals and corporate entities – from successful small companies to Fortune 100 corporations – in high-stakes complex litigation. His practice is national in scope and consists of litigating in state courts, federal courts, and varying alternative dispute resolution forums including arbitration and mediation. Jake has successfully defended corporations in high exposure product liability cases and has obtained favorable outcomes for individual and corporate clients in complex business litigation disputes. He manages all aspects of litigation, including dispositive motion drafting, fact and expert witness depositions, oral arguments, and trial preparation and execution.
Jake also serves as outside counsel for multiple small to mid-size companies, advising them on corporate structure and acquisitions, drafting and negotiating agreements, managing litigation-avoidance and active litigation, and representing them in day-to-day operations.
Topics to Discuss:
My practice
Business development tips
Relationship building
Growth of Atlanta
Web Site / Social Media Links:
http://www.thompsonhine.com
https://www.facebook.com/Thompson-Hine-LLP-221895017828197
https://twitter.com/ThompsonHine
http://www.thompsonhine.com/professionals/evans-jake
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jake-evans-54710935



Dan Ricks, President
Bright Water Consulting, LLC
Dan Ricks is an entrepreneur that specializes in operations, management and technology consulting. Dan has performed executive roles such as CIO and interim CIO for several companies. In 2003 Dan started Bright Water Consulting, LLC (BWC) and continues as it’s President. BWC’s motto is “Your most important projects on time, on budget and at the highest possible quality.” Dan started his career with the Georgia Power Company and then Norrell Corporation. From 1986 – 2000 Dan held a successful career at The Coca-Cola Company implementing improved business processes and technology globally. Afterwards Dan served as Vice President and Business Technology Officer for SunTrust Bank. Throughout his career Dan has always had an entrepreneurial spirit and drive which led him to, following his successful corporate career, start BWC (in 2003). For the past 14-years Dan has been providing C-level Services to corporations nationwide to help those companies improve efficiencies, improve business processes, reduce costs and position themselves to be scalable and sustainable for future growth.
Dan is an executive and business leader with a career consisting of strategic, operational, and tactical experience. Known as “the Problem Doctor” due to his ability to quickly diagnose and resolve problems. Demonstrated success as a business partner focused on building and strengthening teams to lead change.
He is an active member of the Atlanta Chapter of the Project Management Institute Mr. Ricks graduated from Georgia Southern University with a B.B.A. degree and earned his M.B.A. degree from Georgia State University. He has been married for 30 years and has two sons.
Topics to Discuss:
Who/what is Bright Water Consulting?
Trends in business management.
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B.A.N.K. Code, Sales Communication and Relationship Coaching on Buckhead Business Show http://probusinesschannelusa.com/b-a-n-k-code-sales-communication-and-relationship-coaching-on-buckhead-business-show/ Thu, 03 Aug 2017 14:00:37 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=6112 B.A.N.K. Code, Sales Communication and Relationship Coaching on Buckhead Business Show Maxine Fredericks Melissa Fredericks Monique Hayes Organization / Company Name: M3 TRINITY LLC Certified and Licensed B.A.N.K. Trainers, teaching businesses and entrepreneurs how to increase their sales up to 300% in less than 90 seconds. This revolutionary system is designed to quickly identify the values of your client or customer so you can unlock their code, speak their language, understand "Why They Buy" and close more sales. Unlock your code at www.mybankcode.com/M3 Topics to Discuss: Sales, Communication, Relationship Coaching, Training and Products Web Site / Social Media Links: www.bankcode.com/M3 Use access code M3 at check​out​ ​https://twitter.com/thebankcode​ ​​https://www.facebook.com/TheBANKCode​        Maxine Fredericks       Melissa Fredericks         Monique Hayes The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Audio Engineer: Rob Morley https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-morley-795256126/ Video Production: Steven Tyler Rubin https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-tyler-rubin-005a94115/ For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com B.A.N.K. Code, Sales Communication and Relationship Coaching on Buckhead Business Show Maxine Fredericks Melissa Fredericks Monique Hayes Organization / Company Name: M3 TRINITY LLC Certified and Licensed B.A.N.K. Trainers, Maxine Fredericks
Melissa Fredericks
Monique Hayes
Organization / Company Name:
M3 TRINITY LLC
Certified and Licensed B.A.N.K. Trainers, teaching businesses and entrepreneurs how to increase their sales up to 300% in less than 90 seconds. This revolutionary system is designed to quickly identify the values of your client or customer so you can unlock their code, speak their language, understand "Why They Buy" and close more sales. Unlock your code at www.mybankcode.com/M3
Topics to Discuss:
Sales, Communication, Relationship Coaching, Training and Products
Web Site / Social Media Links:
www.bankcode.com/M3
Use access code M3 at check​out​
​https://twitter.com/thebankcode​
​https://www.facebook.com/TheBANKCode​
 
    
Maxine Fredericks       Melissa Fredericks         Monique Hayes



The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios.
Show Hosts:
Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone
https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO
Rich Casanova, CoFounder
Pro Business Channel
https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova
https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom
Audio Engineer:
Rob Morley
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-morley-795256126/
Video Production:
Steven Tyler Rubin
https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-tyler-rubin-005a94115/
For more info about the BBA visit:
www.BuckheadBusiness.org
To nominate or submit a guest request visit:
www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com
To view photos from this show, visit:
www.ProBusinessPictures.com
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Brent Leary, CRM Essentials and Amazon on Georgia Business Radio http://probusinesschannelusa.com/brent-leary-crm-essentials-and-amazon-on-georgia-business-radio/ Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:15:46 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=6107 Brent Leary, CRM Essentials and Amazon on Georgia Business Radio Brent Leary, Managing Partner CRM Essentials, LLC Brent Leary is Co-founder and Partner of CRM Essentials LLC, a CRM consulting/advisory firm focused on small and mid-size enterprises. He has over 15 years of IT and management consulting experience working on projects for Microsoft, Research In Motion, BellSouth, Compaq and the state of Georgia’s Department of Economic Development. Leary received CRM Magazine’s 2004 Most Influential Leader Award along with his business partner Michael Thomas. He serves on the national board of the Customer Relationship Management Association as Vice President of Technology, and as CRM subject matter expert for the Small Business Technology Task Force. His articles have been featured in Direct Marketing News, CRMGuru.com and DestinationCRM.com, in addition to his regular business solutions column for various publications, including The Network Journal and the Atlanta Tribune. Leary earned a bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Delaware and a MBA concentrating in MIS from Widener University. He hosts the Technology for Business $ake program, which airs on Business Talk 1160AM and www.BusinessTechnologyRadio.com. His popular blog can be found at www.brentleary.com. Specialties: customer relationship management, workshop development and presentation, article/case study writing on the following subjects: crm, small business technology usage, minority business technology usage, leveraging web 2.0 technologies and strategies to engage customers and prospects Topics to Discuss: Amazon.com http://www.zdnet.com/article/prime-day-a-showcase-for-amazons-engagement-echosystem Web Site / Social Media Links: www.brentleary.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/brentleary Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrentLeary 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.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: http://www.meetme.so/GeorgiaBusinessRadio To view guest photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com Brent Leary, CRM Essentials and Amazon on Georgia Business Radio Brent Leary, Managing Partner CRM Essentials, LLC Brent Leary is Co-founder and Partner of CRM Essentials LLC, a CRM consulting/advisory firm focused on small and mid-size enterprises... Pro Business Channel clean 38:46 Blockchain, Authority Marketing and Reputation Marketing on Buckhead Business Show http://probusinesschannelusa.com/blockchain-authority-marketing-reputation-marketing-buckhead-business-show/ Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:00:27 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=6097 Blockchain, Authority Marketing and Reputation Marketing on Buckhead Business Show Hunter Prendergast Mimir Blockchain Solutions Hunter Prendergast is an Electrical Engineer with a specialization in Computer Engineering. He holds a diverse background in computer and system security/design that includes work as a naval nuclear reactor operator, naval instrumentation and control equipment network administrator, and photovoltiac system engineer. Hunter was introduced to blockchain technology by Nicholas Fierro who is a founding partner of Mimir Blockchain Solutions. Nicholas has worked in the blockchain space since 2014 where he worked with the Ethereum Foundation in Switzerland during the pre-sale formulation. Since this time Nicholas and Hunter have worked together to fully understand the blockchain world from the bottom up. They began this work building automated cryptocurrency trading engines that utilized artificial intelligence to predict market fluctuations. More recently they observed the limitations of blockchain technology from the perspective of accessibility. Resolving this issue has been Hunter's primary focus for some time now, and has resulted in a suit of tools that is poised to cause disruption in the blockchain ecosystem. Topics to Discuss: The concept of a blockchain What a blockchain facilitates. Why Ethereum is different than most blockchains. Why this technology should be viewed as an infrastructure (for now). Why caution should be used when interacting with this technology. Web Site / Social Media Links: MimirBlockchain.solutions Michael Hammock Q2 Digital Topics to Discuss: Authority Marketing Reputation Management vs. Reputation Marketing Web Site / Social Media Links: www.q2digital.com https://www.facebook.com/Q2DigitalMarketing   The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Audio Engineer: Rob Morley https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-morley-795256126 Video Production: Steven Tyler Rubin https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-tyler-rubin-005a94115 For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com Blockchain, Authority Marketing and Reputation Marketing on Buckhead Business Show - Hunter Prendergast Mimir Blockchain Solutions - Hunter Prendergast is an Electrical Engineer with a specialization in Computer Engineering. Michael Moore clean 29:48 Capital Club Radio Interviews Jenny Pruitt of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty http://probusinesschannelusa.com/capital-club-radio-interviews-jenny-pruitt-atlanta-fine-homes-sothebys-international-realty/ Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:00:40 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=6066 Capital Club Radio Interviews Jenny Pruitt of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty Jenny Pruitt Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty Jenny Pruitt, a third-generation Atlantan, is revered as a community advocate and philanthropist and respected nationally as a visionary real estate leader. Her strong business acumen has led to more than four distinguished decades of success in the Atlanta residential real estate arena. Jenny began her real estate career in 1968 before establishing Jenny Pruitt & Associates in 1988. In 2007, she and her business partner, David Boehmig, opened Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty. The company’s 400 agents are among the most accomplished real estate professionals in Metro Atlanta, with more than $2.3 billion in sales in 2016. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including the Atlanta REALTORS® Association’s E.A. Isakson Award; the Sally Washburn Lifetime Achievement Award; and REALTOR® of the Year – 1980; the Georgia Small Business Person of the Year; and is an inductee of the Business Hall of Fame at Georgia State University, the YWCA Academy of Women Achievers and the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame. Jenny was the 2016 recipient of the Four Pillar Award from The Council for Quality Growth, which recognizes the pillars to be quality, responsibility, vision and integrity and celebrates her philanthropic endeavors as well as significant contributions to economic development in Metro Atlanta. Jenny is committed to helping Atlanta maintain its exceptional quality of life through her philanthropic service, humanitarian support and volunteer commitments. She is active with Habitat for Humanity, and serves on the Board of Councilors for the Carter Center and the Board of the Directors of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. She is also a Director of the Buckhead Coalition. In October 2015, Jenny released her book, Beneath His Wings, which follows her walk of faith in the marketplace, while offering guidance and inspiration. Jenny and her husband, Bob, have been married for 50 years. They have two daughters and seven grandchildren. Web Site / Social Media Links: Atlantafinehomes.com https://twitter.com/atlfinehomessir https://www.facebook.com/atlfinehomessir Capital Club Radio Hosted by: Michael Flock Sponsored by: Flock Specialty Finance Providing 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.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CapitalClubRadioShow.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com Capital Club Radio Interviews Jenny Pruitt of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty - Jenny Pruitt Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty Jenny Pruitt, a third-generation Atlantan, Michael Flock clean 31:38 Franchise Business Radio – Public Relations, Marketing, Creative Services and Discovery Point Child Development Centers http://probusinesschannelusa.com/franchise-business-radio-public-relations-marketing-creative-services-and-discovery-point-child-development-centers/ Fri, 14 Jul 2017 14:30:22 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=6012 Franchise Business Radio - Public Relations, Marketing, Creative Services and Discovery Point Child Development Centers Amy Rosenberg, Director, KQ Atlanta Kingdom Quality Communications Born from a desire to provide unparalleled quality, the KQ founders opened a full-service communications firm focused on offering top-notch public relations, marketing and creative services to nonprofits, small businesses and faith-based organizations. In the beginning, we had no idea what was in store for us. We knew there was a need in our community for a firm comprised of genuinely good listeners, who, with integrity and authenticity, could turn goals and ideas into quality services that consistently surpass expectations. Since our humble beginnings, our client base has grown considerably, and our office has relocated several times to accommodate our expanding business and talented team. In April 2016, we opened a second location in Atlanta, GA where we were immediately met with clients in search of the type and level of service KQ is known to provide. We have been recognized with awards locally, regionally and nationally. Most recently, KQ received the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) VOX honors in three of the four categories in which we were nominated, including a top honor for our work with Memphis City Beautiful’s Faith in Action event and Gold honors for our work with the City of Memphis’ Office of Youth Services (annual report) and the Shelby County Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Task Force (media relations). The 2015 wins follow PRSA VOX wins in 2014 and 2010. In 2011, KQ received national recognition with a PRNews Platinum Award for promotions of the Chick-fil-A 5K. In 2015, KQ accepted the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) award in two categories and three American Graphic Design awards from Graphic Design USA. We have established ourselves as a premier firm, serving individuals and organizations in the business, government, education, nonprofit, health care and faith-based sectors. Our continued growth serves as a daily reminder of God’s presence in our company. We are honored to serve our community by providing our best to each and every client. KQ has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and is a nationally certified SBE, MBE and DBE. Topics to Discuss: What is KQ Communications Do you have specific industries you work within What made KQ expand to the Atlanta market What sets KG apart from other PR and marketing firms in Atlanta What should businesses be doing differently to better market themselves Why do businesses need PR Web Site / Social Media Links: http://kqcommunications.com https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/309715 https://twitter.com/KQ_Comm https://www.facebook.com/KQCommunications https://www.linkedin.com/in/amyjociusrosenberg https://twitter.com/ajocius Andrea Moore Discovery Point Child Development Centers Executive Director of Operations & Training About Discovery Point Quality Child Care. Healthy Children. Since 1988, Discovery Point has been committed to providing the best early childhood education possible to your children. We set our standards as high as possible in our curriculum, our staff, and our health and safety policies. Everything we do is dedicated to helping children grow intellectually, physically, emotionally, and socially through our “whole-child” approach. Our program is backed by research and evidence, ensuring that our children receive the very best education for the very best development. More importantly, our staff are hired according to our values and vision—as a result, each of our children receive an abundance of love and attention that helps them grow into healthy, well-adjusted students and people. Every Discovery Point Child Development Center is designed from the ground up to be a welcoming and beautiful space for our children. From the open floor plan to the activities we schedule, Franchise Business Radio - Public Relations, Marketing, Creative Services and Discovery Point Child Development Centers Amy Rosenberg, Director, KQ Atlanta Kingdom Quality Communications Born from a desire to provide unparalleled quality, Pam Currie clean 47:50 Buckhead Business Show – Atlanta Center for Mindfulness and Well-Being, TEDx Talk on Defusing Stress with Mindful Mojo http://probusinesschannelusa.com/buckhead-business-show-atlanta-center-mindfulness-well-tedx-talk-defusing-stress-mindful-mojo/ Thu, 13 Jul 2017 14:00:40 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=6007 Buckhead Business Show - Atlanta Center for Mindfulness and Well-Being, TEDx Talk on Defusing Stress with Mindful Mojo Dennis Buttimer Company: Atlanta Center for Mindfulness & Well-Being Stress is the #1 health epidemic in this country and it is costing businesses over $330 billion annually. Three out of four employees report that stress is impacting and impeding their performance and productivity at home and at work. The World Health Organization reports that by the year 2020, stress, anxiety and depression will be the #1 disability in the world. In fact, one in twelve employees currently report that they are so overwhelmed that they have actually contemplated suicide. This is impacting morale, productivity, and communication. It doesn’t have to be this way. We can help transform the stress your organization is experiencing into higher levels of energy, innovation, and performance. Our keynotes, corporate trainings, and peak performance coaching leverage the power of mindfulness and motivation to cultivate a more productive and high-performing workplace! Inquire today about our most requested programs: Mindful Mojo for Peak Performance™ Mindful Leadership: Engage Employees and Boost Your Business™ Leading with Leverage: The 4 C’s of Mindful Leadership™ We have spent the last few decades of our lives dedicated to helping people defuse stress and live more mindfully. And we can help you. We have master’s degrees in psychology, certifications in coaching, backgrounds in corporate, and specialize in behavioral psychology in the workplace. As peak performance coaches, speakers and trainers, our programs help you and your team: Defuse stress and enjoy peak performance Develop leadership excellence Create high performing teams Improve productivity and focus Improve engagement and commitment Topics to Discuss: Experience of doing TEDx Talk on Defusing Stress with Mindful Mojo Mindfulness coaching, Executive coaching Web Site/Social Media: www.PathToBestSelf.com https://twitter.com/ATLMindfulCtr https://www.facebook.com/Atlanta-Center-for-Mindfulness-Well-Being-648097228600612/ https://www.instagram.com/atlantacentermindfulness/ The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Audio Engineer: Dennis Rice Video Production: Steven Tyler Rubin https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-tyler-rubin-005a94115/ For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com Buckhead Business Show - Atlanta Center for Mindfulness and Well-Being, TEDx Talk on Defusing Stress with Mindful Mojo Dennis Buttimer Company: Atlanta Center for Mindfulness & Well-Being Stress is the #1 health epidemic in this country and it is c... Michael Moore clean 30:40 Georgia Business Radio – Medicine and Marketing http://probusinesschannelusa.com/georgia-business-radio-medicine-and-marketing/ Thu, 06 Jul 2017 15:15:52 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5981 Georgia Business Radio - Medicine and Marketing Company: Harris Allen Group Dr. Harris Allen Who we are we? Value-driven Population Health: A management and measurement system that tackles this challenge with an evolving integration of proven methods for value and population health that has reached critical mass and is ready for broader use. ​ A consortium of national experts and partner organizations devoted to the science and management of VDPH and supporting its use to improve outcomes and reduce costs in community and stakeholder settings. At 17.8% (the latest estimate), healthcare’s share of U.S. GDP is 1.5 times that of second-ranked France; by 2025, the Office of the Actuary for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) has projected that this share will be 20.1% On our current path, the Congressional Office projects that by 2040 the public debt will exceed 100% of U.S. GDP, with healthcare by far and away the biggest contributor Yet, the Commonwealth Fund and others report that U.S. health outcomes continue to be mediocre at best (e.g., 27th among OECD countries nations in life expectancy at birth) ​ Our underachieving and unsustainable healthcare system is increasingly jeopardizing not only patient/consumers but each of the stakeholder groups enacting roles that one way or another serve them. A system of objectives, measures and tools that answers and acts on these questions This system is differentiated by group and based on the role requirements of each Its management aspires to wise investments prioritized by outcomes-to-costs evidence The same outcomes-to-costs analytic format applies across groups and promotes the magic of the marketplace; i.e., incentives to model success both within and across groups. Topics to Discuss: The Problem Our healthcare costs are high and getting higher even as our aggregate health outcomes remain mediocre - a dilemma that has U.S. healthcare on an underachieving and unsustainable path. Web Site / Social Media Links: https://www.vdph.us http://www.harrisallengroup.com/home/purchasers-providers-plans-suppliers linkedin.com/in/harris-allen-phd-6095001 Sheldon Tyndall Organization / Company Name: Great Reveal -Demystifying Healthcare Costs Promoting healthcare related conference events, rural healthcare and innovative technology “game changers” to improve costs and health. My entire career has been in the Healthcare IT industry and I'm honored to have provided management and leadership for companies like West Georgia Health System, Wellstar, Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center & several others. My latest project is the Great Reveal (www.GreatReveal.com) conference scheduled for September 13, 2017 at the Atlanta Galleria ballroom. This conference is uniquely designed to bring all companies who have a significant employee healthcare spend together with solution partners across the spectrum of reducing healthcare costs & improving population health! S4 Events, LLC is a multi-industry event management company specializing in creating conferences, recreational and business experiences with excellence and high customer satisfaction. We bring businesses together in a dynamic, collaborative and fun environment through conferences, retreats and other events that relate to the healthcare industry or healthcare costs of business operations. •Creating healthcare related conferences through expert companies & desired customers •Developing collaborative and dynamic relationships to effect business growth •Bringing the client and the solution together •Experienced in healthcare IT industry from hospitals, physicians & technology companies •S4 is creating a unique healthcare costs reduction conference series across all industries •Uniquely qualified to partner with healthcare professionals & solution providers Topics to Discuss: Creating event at Galleria Atlanta to bring solution vendors & most any size company interested in reducing healthcare c... Georgia Business Radio - Medicine and Marketing Company: Harris Allen Group - Dr. Harris Allen Who we are we? Value-driven Population Health: A management and measurement system that tackles this challenge with an evolving integration of proven me... Pro Business Channel clean 32:08 Buckhead Business Show – Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Compassionate Capitalism and Local Community Publications http://probusinesschannelusa.com/buckhead-business-show-access-to-capital-for-entrepreneurs-compassionate-capitalism-and-local-community-publications/ Thu, 06 Jul 2017 14:00:42 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5997 Buckhead Business Show - Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Compassionate Capitalism and Local Community Publications Maria Peck New Role to Helm ACE’s Hispanic Initiative Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs Inc. Maria Peck, previously the director of the ACE Women’s Center, will lead one of ACE’s biggest projects slated to begin this year. Peck will lead the nonprofit’s Hispanic initiative, starting in the Gwinnett area. “After three years of serving in the community as director of the ACE Women’s Business Center, I’m eager to have an impact on the local Hispanic community’s business growth by helping provide better access to capital,” says Peck. “I look forward to watching firsthand the tangible outcomes that can result from a business owner’s infusion of capital.” Peck’s focus will be on providing access to commercial loans of $50,000 and greater and being visible in the Hispanic community by giving presentations and collaborating with other organizations. Peck started working at ACE as a microlender after working with ACCION USA (a national microlender), owning her own business, and gaining more than 15 years of sales and marketing experience in Atlanta and New York. About Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs Inc. (ACE) ACE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and CDFI loan fund that provides loans and business consulting services to help borrowers throughout Metro Atlanta and North Georgia create and grow stable, sustainable businesses that generate jobs. Founded in 1999, ACE has loaned more than $39 million to about 725 entrepreneurs, which has created or saved more than 6,200 jobs in Georgia. Topics to Discuss: What does your new role as entail/what will you be doing? Tell us about ACE's Hispanic Initiative. What communities/cities/counties will you be working with? Tell us more about what types of loans ACE provides to entrepreneurs? Also, upcoming events: Set Your Financial Goals! For Business Owners ACE Women's Business Center, July 22 - 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Small Business Access to Capital ACE Women's Business Center, July 27 - 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Mega Accelerator Cobb Galleria, July 29 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Web Site / Social Media Links: www.AceLoans.org https://www.facebook.com/Access-to-Capital-for-Entrepreneurs-62353856833/ https://twitter.com/aceloans Karen Rands Kugarand Capital Holdings, LLC Karen Rands is a Venture Catalyst, a Compassionate Capitalist, Economist, Investor, and Entrepreneur. She is the Leader and Advocate for the Compassionate Capitalist Movement. She believes entrepreneurism is the greatest source for wealth creation. You don't have to be a successful entrepreneur to create generational wealth if you can learn how to invest in those companies that have the potential to be the next big thing, according to Karen. With the recent deregulations, investors of all types have the opportunity to own a piece of an up & coming successful company before they go public or get acquired by a bigger company. Karen has been described by some as a dominant force in the entrepreneur and investor markets with her blog, published articles, frequent speaking engagements, and her Compassionate Capitalist radio show. She has been a frequent speaker and mentor within numerous Small Business and Economic Development initiatives and was the recipient of the Advocate of the Year award in 2016 at the Flight to Freedom Summit in San Ramon, California, for her work to promote Compassionate Capitalism. Karen left the corporate world over a decade ago, having been involved with many product launches, to pursue her passion for seeing innovation funded and to help the entrepreneur and investor community she served create thriving businesses. Karen immersed herself in the world of angel investing, first as the protégé to the founder of the Network of Business Angels Topics to Discuss: Compassionate Capitalism - creating a movement Buckhead Business Show - Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Compassionate Capitalism and Local Community Publications - Maria Peck New Role to Helm ACE’s Hispanic Initiative Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs Inc. - Maria Peck, Michael Moore clean 31:29 Bar Talk Radio – Savannah Distributing and Liquid Culture Discuss Cocktails, Spirits and Trends http://probusinesschannelusa.com/bar-talk-radio-savannah-distributing-liquid-culture-discuss-cocktails-spirits-trends/ Fri, 30 Jun 2017 20:00:14 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5967 Bar Talk Radio - Savannah Distributing and Liquid Culture Discuss Cocktails, Spirits and Trends Federico Desilets Company: Savannah Distributing Topics to Discuss: Food & Beverage Web Site / Social Media Links:  www.savdist.com https://www.facebook.com/SavDist https://twitter.com/savdist Jason Walton Company: Savannah Distributing Company Topic to Discuss: Beverage Distribution Cocktail/spirits trends Web Site / Social Media Links: www.savdist.com https://www.facebook.com/SavDist https://twitter.com/savdist Casey Teague Company: Liquid Culture Casey Teague revered as Atlanta’s top Whiskey expert and owner of Liquid Culture, a spirits focused consulting, marketing, education, and events company. He consults on Whiskey programs for restaurants and does marketing for local spirits brands American Spirit Whiskey, Independent Distilling Richland Rum, and Still Pond (229) Spirits. Casey(L) with Bar Talk Radio Host Anthony(R) Teague began his career working in Atlanta’s top restaurants. He found his passion for Whiskey when he opened Atlanta’s first Whiskey bar Mac McGee. Where he hosted tastings, educational seminars, coauthored The Book of Whiskey and curated collection of over 500 bottles of old and rare Whiskeys from around the world. With his expertise, he was recruited for a position that was crafted specifically for him in the Resurgens Hospitality Group and consulted as their Whiskey Specialist. Teague implemented programs such as the H&F Whiskey Society, table side Whiskey Cart service, Whiskey Concierge, reviewed Whisk(e)ys for the HFWS weekly newsletter and used his knowledge to create distinct craft cocktails. His knowledge of spirits continues to expand as he has learned the art of fermentation and distillation. Teague consults product development and has become an aficionado of blending spirits. He has help create new and innovative spirits for the brands he works with from Rum Agricole to Biershcnaps. With his restaurant and cocktail background, he has consulted on set up and design of tasting rooms, along with cocktail menus. He uses all his experience to build and achieve brand penetration into the Atlanta market. Topics to Discuss: The rise of craft spirits in Georgia. Web Site / Social Media Links: LiquidCulture.us facebook.com/liquidculturellc twitter.com/LiquidCultured instagram.com/liquidcultureatl/?hl=en About the show: Bar Talk Radio is about Careers in the Beverage Industry, Cocktail Culture and Trends. Interviewing industry insiders and experts. Hosted by Anthony Porquez founder of Liquid Culture with over 17 years in the food and beverage industry. Current President of the United States Bartenders' Guild Atlanta Chapter. Connect with the show host at: www.AnthonyPorquez.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Antones10 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anthony.j.porquez Connect with the show sponsor at: https://twitter.com/USBGAtlanta www.facebook.com/usbgatlanta www.instagram.com/usbgatlanta To listen to recent episodes visit: http://www.BarTalkRadio.org To submit a guest request to be on the show visit: www.meetme.so/BarTalkRadio To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com Bar Talk Radio - Savannah Distributing and Liquid Culture Discuss Cocktails, Spirits and Trends - Federico Desilets - Company: Savannah Distributing Topics to Discuss: Food & Beverage Web Site / Social Media Links:  www.savdist.com Pro Business Channel clean 33:12 Capital Club Radio – Interview with John Bedard, Credit and Collection Industry Advisor http://probusinesschannelusa.com/capital-club-radio-interview-john-bedard-credit-collection-industry-advisor/ Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:00:39 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5938 Capital Club Radio - Interview with John Bedard, Credit and Collection Industry Advisor John Bedard Bedard Law Group, P.C. John is an AV rated attorney and nationally recognized authority on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act. He serves as counsel to several professional trade associations, including the Georgia Collectors Association. John is a published writer on industry topics and a former member of the Board of Directors of the industry's leading professional trade organization, ACA International, The Association of Credit and Collection Professionals. John is recognized by Collection Advisor magazine as one of the nation's top 50 most influential people in the collection industry. He serves as the State of Georgia Compliance Chairperson for ACA International and is a former Chairperson and Program Designation award recipient of ACA International's Members Attorney Program. John is a nationally recognized speaker and travels the country training collectors and educating industry associations, clients, and vendors who provide products and services to the industry. John is licensed to practice law only in Georgia. John received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Pennsylvania State University and a Juris Doctor degree from Syracuse University College of Law. He has spent his entire career serving the credit and collection industries. List Any Topics You Would Like to Discuss: Discussed over lunch with Michael Flock Web Site / Social Media Links: www.BedardLawGroup.com www.linkedin.com/in/john-h-bedard-jr-17b40116 Capital Club Radio Hosted by: Michael Flock Sponsored by: Flock Specialty Finance Providing 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.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CapitalClubRadioShow.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com Capital Club Radio - Interview with John Bedard, Credit and Collection Industry Advisor - John Bedard Bedard Law Group, P.C. - John is an AV rated attorney and nationally recognized authority on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Fair Cr... Michael Flock clean 32:35 Buckhead Business Show – Joe Koufman, AgencySparks Founder and Amy Glass, Realtor http://probusinesschannelusa.com/buckhead-business-show-joe-koufman-agencysparks-founder-amy-glass-realtor/ Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:00:18 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5990 Buckhead Business Show - Joe Koufman, AgencySparks Founder and Amy Glass, Realtor Amy Glass, REALTOR Harry Norman REALTORS As native of Georgia and Atlanta, Amy possess extensive knowledge of her community, local commerce and educational systems. She approaches real estate from a unique perspective, by providing the most current and relevant information available. As an associate of Harry Norman, REALTORS®, Amy has access and support to exclusive global affiliations unmatched by any other brokerage. Amy passionately offers her clients unparalleled support throughout the decision making process and will invariably hold your best interest as the priority. Amy feels strongly about giving back to her profession and to her community. She is a active supporter for a team dinner for the Trinity House for Men, Big Bethel, a member of the Atlanta Realtors Association (Governmental Affairs and RPAC Committee), and a member of the Buckhead Business Association. When not volunteering, Amy enjoys a wide variety of activities with her family and friends; from hiking the national parks in China and Peru to fishing in Alaska. While Amy loves to travel her favourite thing is to come home. There are many local hidden treasures to be found in and around Atlanta. Amy is passionate about art, music and great restaurants. I am known for my FacebookLive events and interviewing leaders in the industry. Topics to Discuss: Industry Trends, Business Model, Mission, Market update for Buckhead and Sandy Springs. School Trends for the area, Marketing Model, Lease with an option to buy Home Partners of America, Affordable housing. Three micro markets with in Buckhead and Sandy Springs. Web Site / Social Media Links https://www.facebook.com/amyglassharrynormanrealtors/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/amy-glass-53007a135/ http://amyglassweb.harrynorman.com/ https://twitter.com/AmyglassRealtor Joe Koufman, Founder AgencySparks Joe Koufman is responsible for introducing at least three married couples and countless contacts who established business relationships. In early 2014, he parlayed his passion for connecting people with his deep relationships with marketers and agencies to found AgencySparks (http://AgencySparks.com). Before that, Joe spent six years leading business development and marketing for Engauge (now Moxie, part of Publicis Groupe) and eight years growing strategic accounts for KnowledgeStorm (now TechTarget). Joe continues to give back to the marketing community by serving on the board of directors of the American Marketing Association (AMA Atlanta), the Atlanta Interactive Marketing Association (AIMA), and the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. He also volunteers weekly at Everybody Wins! Atlanta, and is a member of the Entrepreneurs Organization Accelerator program. Joe often jokes that he uses his Speech Communications major from Wake Forest University every day and his Politics major more frequently than he would like. When Joe isn't working, he loves to discover new music (he hosts a weekly radio show at http://GumboShow.com) and spend time with his wife, Michelle, and their twins - Joss and Radley. He spends most weekends supporting his kids activities, running, playing tennis, and immersing himself in music. Topics to Discuss: How brands and marketing agencies work together How they find each other What AgencySparks does to make quality connections between brands and agencies How AgencySparks has evolved over the last few years Web Site / Social Media Links http://AgencySparks.com https://www.linkedin.com/company/AgencySparks https://twitter.com/AgencySparks https://www.facebook.com/AgencySparks/ https://www.instagram.com/AgencySparks/ https://www.youtube.com/AgencySparks The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Buckhead Business Show - Joe Koufman, AgencySparks Founder and Amy Glass, Realtor - Amy Glass, REALTOR Harry Norman REALTORS - As native of Georgia and Atlanta, Amy possess extensive knowledge of her community, Michael Moore clean 31:13 Franchise Business Radio – Any Lab Test Now, Triton Franchise Financing and Chicken Salad Chick http://probusinesschannelusa.com/franchise-business-radio-any-lab-test-now-triton-franchise-financing-and-chicken-salad-chick/ Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:30:41 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5944 Franchise Business Radio - Any Lab Test Now, Triton Franchise Financing and Chicken Salad Chick Clarissa Bradstock, CEO Any Lab Test Now As the CEO of Any Lab Test Now, Clarissa Bradstock is proud to lead the franchisees in their goal of providing an exceptional experience for our customers interested in clinical, toxicology and DNA testing. In addition, Clarissa is the Vice Chair for the Southeastern Franchise Forum, and on the IFA Women’s Franchise Network committee, and the Chair for the Atlanta Chapter of the Women’s Franchise Network. On a fun note, she did a brief stint as a stand‐up comedian. Interview Questions: 1. What does Any Lab Test Now do? 2. When did this concept start? 4. How many facilities are there now? 5. Tell us about your franchisees. 6. Are you involved in the community? 7. What’s the typical day like for a franchisee? 8. What’s the most rewarding part of your position? 9. What are some of the recent changes in your industry? 10. How involved are you in franchising? Additional Topics: Conference, SEFF, WFN, Any Lab Test Now Web Site / Social Media Links: www.AnyLabTestNow.com https://www.linkedin.com/company/anylabtestnow https://www.facebook.com/anylabtestnowcorp @ALTNCorp https://www.linkedin.com/in/realclarissawindhambradstock @clarissawindham La Mancha Sims, CEO Triton Business Group La Mancha is a former Naval officer, with an extensive background in finance, business development, and Franchise wealth building model. Currently the CEO of Triton Business Group, Inc., the leading alternative franchise business lending firm in the southeastern United States; • Developed Triton’s Certified Franchise Advisor™ Program for long term wealth building; • B.A. in Economics and Masters in Finance; • Six Sigma Management Expert; Triton work with Entrepreneurs who need to obtain funding and are interested in the Franchise Industry to building wealth and financial freedom. Topics to Discuss: - Alternative ways to Access Business Capital; - Simple strategies for choosing a Franchise opportunity that investor(s) will fund; - Triton’s Certified Franchise Advisor™ (CFA) Program; - How to Survive and Excel your first year Web Site / Social Media Links: www.tritonfranchise.com www.facebook.com/TritonFranchise www.twitter.com/TritonFranchise Lauren Fernandez, President and Co-Founder Origin Development Group Atlanta-area Developer, Chicken Salad Chick Lauren E. Fernandez is the president and co-founder of Origin Development Group, the developer of the rapidly growing local Chicken Salad Chick® portfolio, including Augusta, Alpharetta, Athens, Roswell, Kennesaw and Peachtree City. As the “Atlanta Chick,” Fernandez has grown the brand in not only the greater Atlanta metro area, but the Athens and Augusta markets, and plans to more than double the footprint of the brand in Georgia in less than two years. Driven by a desire to serve others, her fearless leadership and entrepreneurial vision have catapulted the restaurants into the hearts and appetites of all Atlantans with a heart for quality southern fare. As an experienced attorney and veteran brand developer, Fernandez has vast experience across 140 countries establishing franchise partnerships, licensing, distribution and supply chains. In addition to her role at Origin, she leads The Fernandez Company, helping clients generate new revenue streams through licensing, franchising and manufacturing. Prior to forming her own companies, she served as General Counsel for FOCUS Brands, parent company of brands such as Carvel®, Cinnabon® and Moe's Southwest Grill®. Fernandez is an active leader both for her profession and for local causes. She is the immediate past chair of the intellectual property section of the State Bar of Georgia and an alumna of Emory University, where she also taught trademark law as an adjunct professor. A passionate advocate for the fight against hunger, Franchise Business Radio - Any Lab Test Now, Triton Franchise Financing and Chicken Salad Chick Clarissa Bradstock, CEO Any Lab Test Now As the CEO of Any Lab Test Now, Clarissa Bradstock is proud to lead the franchisees in their goal of providing a... Pam Currie clean 56:02 Georgia Business Radio – Alpharetta, First Georgia City to Receive Accreditation from AEDO http://probusinesschannelusa.com/georgia-business-radio-alpharetta-first-georgia-city-receive-accreditation-aedo/ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:15:25 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5923 Georgia Business Radio - Alpharetta, First Georgia City to Receive Accreditation from AEDO Peter Tokar Economic Development Director City of Alpharetta Seasoned Economic Development executive with over 15 years of blended experience in technology, marketing, sales, graphic design and public/government relations. Well versed in communications, networking, graphical/visual/industrial design, strategic and business planning. Strong personal, communication and business skills as well as customer relationship management for all levels of civilian and government agencies, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small business. Interested in opportunities to challenge and develop skills and abilities, particularly working in a community or business development role and establishing long term business relationships. Specialties: Economic Development, Technology, Development Authority, Tax Incentives, Strategic Planning, Marketing and Communications, Business Development and Assistance, Television Production, Management, Teaching - Adjunct Professor, Web Design, Graphic Design, International Business Leadership Broward Graduate - Class 27 (Florida) Leadership North Fulton Graduate - 2013 (Georgia) Atlanta Regional Commission - Regional Leadership Institute - Class of 2015 Young Gamechangers 2016 - Georgia Forward Leadership Program Speaker - 2012 IEDC Annual Conference - "Managing the Generation Gap" Speaker - 2014 IEDC Annual Conference - "Recruiting YP's to Economic Development" Moderator - 2015 IEDC Annual Conference - "Because were worth it" Speaker - 2016 IEDC Annual Conference - "Kicking your Advertising Strategy into High Gear" Topics to Discuss Alpharetta is First Georgia City to Receive Accreditation from AEDO Alpharetta was recently recognized by the n with an AEDO qualification. This endorsement lends credibility to the city’s efforts towards growth and economic expansion. As a respected AEDO organization, Alpharetta becomes part of a group of distinguished, nationally known leadership municipalities. Alpharetta Mayor, David Belle Isle, states, “Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of our city leadership, economic development initiatives and programming, as well as partners in the community, The City of Alpharetta has built upon its culture of innovation and high-tech heritage by broadening our technology and community landscape. The AEDO certification is a testament that we have built an Alpharetta for all. Balancing business with community.” While other establishments have been endorsed by the AEDO, Alpharetta is the first city to be approved in Georgia. To acquire the accreditation, officials created a strategic plan focusing on the main components that have contributed to progress in Alpharetta including enhancing the downtown space with the new City Center, the financial incentives offered that attract new businesses, and the area’s more than 20 million square feet of constructed office space. Alpharetta’s image also was a key component, with developments like Avalon and the proposed Alpha Loop enhancing the overall representation of the region. By bringing these successful companies, events, and new residents to the area, the city continues to advance with both tech-focused and commercial growth. To determine approval, AEDO starts with a detailed organizational assessment examining internal and external operations including procedures and structures. Next, the certification process is conducted in two phases, the documentation review and a site team visit. Peter Tokar, Economic Development Director for the City of Alpharetta, explains, “We are very excited to be recognized as an Accredited Economic Development Organization. The accreditation is not only a badge of honor, it communicated both internally and externally that our economic development programming is headed in the right direction.” Communities that are recognized by the AEDO are known as leading authorities on business progression and e... Georgia Business Radio - Alpharetta, First Georgia City to Receive Accreditation from AEDO Peter Tokar Economic Development Director City of Alpharetta Seasoned Economic Development executive with over 15 years of blended experience in technology, Pro Business Channel clean 30:39 Georgia Business Radio – Team USA Powerboat Race and Mini America Theme Park http://probusinesschannelusa.com/georgia-business-radio-team-usa-powerboat-race-mini-america-theme-park/ Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:00:05 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=4776 Georgia Business Radio - Team USA Powerboat Race and Mini America Theme Park Team USA, Powerboat Race Around the World. Join us as teams from the UK, Norway, Germany, Italy, Honduras and the US compete in the first 27,000 Powerboat Race Around the World! We call our fast yacht/ship technology "Vortex" technology. At first glance the Oceans Quest Racer looks like any other fuel efficient fast catamaran. It makes a fast Ocean Racer a little faster, while using less fuel. The last voyage was made in honor of the memory of: Sgt John Harvey, Cpl George Holmes, and SSgt Dewey Johnson. Three Guiness World Records: 1. The Smallest Power Boat to Cross The Atlantic Ocean. 2. The Longest Non-Stop Ocean Voyage in a Flats Boat. 3. The Longest Ocean Voyage in a Flats Boat We expect it to be one of the most photographed boats in the world. For more details and investor/sponsor info visit: OceansQuest.com Contact: Ralph Desmond Brown 352-346-2365 rdb@OceansQuest.com OceansQuest300@gmail.com About Mini America The landscape of America is as diverse as the people who live here. To experience all this great country has to offer could take more than one lifetime. Now, a new, family-oriented theme park, MINI AMERICA, will bring the beauty of our country and the inspiring story of the American Dream to life by allowing visitors to roam freely from coast to coast in just one day, stopping by their favorite landmarks or gazing upon spectacular vistas...all in miniature! MINI AMERICA, is much more than just a theme park though; it is an all-encompassing, patriotic and uniquely American idea whose time has arrived. Taking advantage of the latest technology, the MINI AMERICA brand becomes a place both real and virtual where young and old alike from around the country and the world can be educated, entertained and inspired in a sustainable environment in the park and through a variety of interconnected on-line programs and communities. In addition to celebrating our great land, this state-of-the-art theme park with miniature versions of America's most well-known locations will become a place where people can share their amazing stories of striving for and achieving the American Dream inspiring others with the entrepreneurial spirit that has always driven our country to lead the world. Mission Statement Our mission is to inspire and motivate you, and all visitors, to become innovators and entrepreneurs, to follow the American Dream, thereby stimulating the American economy by providing resources, education, and entertainment. In doing so, We the People, are roused to motivate, give back to others, and pursue our [individual and collective] definition of the American Dream. “E Pluribus Unum” means united as one [Latin: out of many, one]. Let us unite to pursue our goals through care, commitment, hard work, and together, make a difference. Live the American Dream. The Mini America Team is committed to making the dream of Mini America a reality. For the past four years a substantial investment of sweat equity and actual capital has been invested. This endeavor is developed and supported by premier American brands and experts in their respective fields. Join us and invest in America today by investing in Mini America and making this dream a reality. “The Importance of Mini America” By the Founder & Atlanta Mini Mogul Eric de Groot As a global educator and entrepreneur my life is dedicated to informing and educating people. I am inspired to help change and shape society to enable each one of us to find their passion and follow their dream. America is a society of innovators; however, we do not all have the tools nor are we in a position to start a small business. Yet, our economy largely depends on small business, as three quarters of all jobs are created by the private sector and entrepreneurs. Theme parks, generally speaking, are places where one can have fun and be happy, Georgia Business Radio - Team USA Powerboat Race and Mini America Theme Park - Team USA, Powerboat Race Around the World. Join us as teams from the UK, Norway, Germany, Italy, Honduras and the US compete in the first 27, Pro Business Channel clean 39:14 Buckhead Business Show – Corporate and Personal Wellness and Mastermind Dinners Atlanta http://probusinesschannelusa.com/buckhead-business-show-corporate-personal-wellness-mastermind-dinners-atlanta/ Thu, 15 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5914 Buckhead Business Show - Corporate and Personal Wellness and Mastermind Dinners Atlanta Fadi Malouf Body by Fadi Fadi Malouf strives to change lives by delivering extraordinary & permanent results for individuals & corporations worldwide since 1996. Celebrity personal trainer, lifestyle coach, business consultant, speaker, author, model, and actor is nominated Entrepreneur and Fittest Friend of the year in 2011. Fadi and associates conveniently deliver health & fit lifestyle solutions to the world with the Body By Fadi elite brand of corporate wellness programs, reward systems, adventure travel, virtual fitness classes, personal training, nutritional consulting, lifestyle coaching, online interactive tools, apps, and autobiography/self-help book “Strong The New Fit”, Fadi’s personal stories of endeavors and conquers. From 1996 to 2004, Fadi competed in several shows a year and always placed in the top 3 spots. In addition, he is well diverse in fitness and an all around athlete. Topics to Discuss: Health, Fitness, Nutrition, Life Coaching, Weight Loss, Travel Corporate Wellness Web Site / Social Media Links: http://www.fadimalouf.com http://www.bodybyfadi.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/Fadi_Malouf Jack Crawford Mastermind Dinners Atlanta Professional and personal chef bringing amazing entrepreneurs to the table to discuss the growth of their business over a private four course gourmet dinner. Topics to Discuss: 1. Why mastermind groups matter. 2. How Mastermind Dinners Atlanta takes the brainstorming concept to A higher level. 3. The benefits gained from hosting your own mastermind dinner . Web Site / Social Media Links: www.ChefjackATL.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/chef-jack-978b571a https://www.instagram.com/mastermind_dinners_atlanta https://www.facebook.com/masterminddinneratlanta The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Audio Engineer: Dennis Rice Video Production: Steven Tyler Rubin https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-tyler-rubin-005a94115/ For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com Buckhead Business Show - Corporate and Personal Wellness and Mastermind Dinners Atlanta - Fadi Malouf Body by Fadi - Fadi Malouf strives to change lives by delivering extraordinary & permanent results for individuals & corporations worldwide since 1... Pro Business Channel clean 31:54 Buckhead Business Show – PostNet, Business Accelerators and Small Business Development Center at Georgia State University http://probusinesschannelusa.com/buckhead-business-show-postnet-business-accelerators-small-business-development-center-georgia-state-university/ Thu, 08 Jun 2017 14:00:57 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5910 Buckhead Business Show - PostNet, Business Accelerators and Small Business Development Center at Georgia State University Kevin Center, Owner PostNet Buckhead Postnet is a printing, design, and shipping destination. Kevin operates the local Buckhead store as well as Atlanta Area Developer for PostNet International. Topics to Discuss: Developing PostNet brand across Greater Atlanta region Printing, design, and shipping services Web Site / Social Media Links: www.postnet.com/ga131 www.facebook.com/PostNetGA131/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/postnetga131/ _________________________________ Glenn Henderson, Founder Business Accelerators Glenn Henderson, entrepreneur, author, teacher, speaker; from bankruptcy to teaching best business practices – founder of Rock Solid Principles, husband and father; champion of – how to start and build a business with little to no debt.  Glenn continues to serve on many boards teaching his time tested proven best practice principles in the board room as well as the classroom – globally. From Harvard Business School, Kellogg School of Business (Northwestern University), Kennesaw State University, Stetson University, Buleah Heights Bible College to executive coaching and personal mentor, Glenn Henderson has been called upon to help navigate leaders and businesses. Glenn is Co-founder/CEO of AFC Worldwide Express, a global transportation and logistics company. Through his leadership, the company has had consistent growth over its 20 year history. As a successful entrepreneur, Mr. Henderson and his company have been recognized for their exceptional commitment best practice and customer service. – In 1993 and 1994, Hallmark Cards awarded AFC as their supplier of the year. They also named AFC as small business of the year. – AFC’s reputation as a top transportation and logistics provider prompted Motorola to call on AFC to provide relief communications during the 911 tragedy in New York City. – Major US companies such as P & G, Coca Cola, Daimler Chrysler, Nextel, and Kinko’s routinely rely upon the delivery of systems and services provided by AFC Worldwide Express to maintain their logistics supply chain and competitive edge. – AFC is also called upon during natural disasters and governmental emergencies. COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP In addition to his leadership at AFC Worldwide Express, Mr. Henderson has made leadership contributions to a variety of other organizations. – Author of “Rock Solid Principles of Business Development”, a comprehensive business development educational curriculum. – Guest speaker, Kennesaw State University and many other academic institutions on the subject of business leadership and development. – Appeared as a guest speaker on the televised “Minority Business Report” on WGN in Chicago, as well as on Atlanta business related programs. – Serves as faculty member of Logistics Resource International which is part of the Georgia Technology Institute’s logistics program. – Served as a board member for the Christian Coalition, Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC), Atlanta Pastor’s Fellowship Advisory Board, Crown Financial Ministries (formally, Christian Financial Concepts), and the Institute for Organizational Leadership. – Served as Administrative Pastor for Milford Church of God in Smyrna, GA. During his two year service, he reorganized staff, improved administration, provided leadership for worship, and taught on subjects such as marriage and family. – Assisted young adults by teaching at the National Transportation School collegiate program in Greensboro, NC, and has established financial grant programs for a select group of high school students in Chicago, and the INROADS initiative in Atlanta. He has also served as a mentor to a variety of young people. Glenn Henderson is proudly married to Regina Henderson, his wife and advisor of 20 years. They live in Atlanta, Georgia with their three children, Valerie, Cameron, and Allegra. Buckhead Business Show - PostNet, Business Accelerators and Small Business Development Center at Georgia State University Kevin Center, Owner PostNet Buckhead Postnet is a printing, design, and shipping destination. Pro Business Channel clean 31:03 Driving Business Faster – Office Angels for Established and Emerging Companies http://probusinesschannelusa.com/driving-business-faster-office-angels-established-emerging-companies/ Sun, 04 Jun 2017 20:36:01 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5831 Driving Business Faster - Office Angels for Established and Emerging Companies Essie Escobedo, Chief Executive Angel Company:  Office Angels When Essie Escobedo majored in physics, she had no idea that she would apply her knowledge about how the universe works to the world of business. Essie launched Office Angels in 2000 after a 25-year career as a successful small business owner. During that time, she honed her gifts of exceptional interpersonal skills and a sharp intellect, while gaining hands-on knowledge about successful business management. After observing a large and growing number of credentialed, seasoned individuals with outstanding skills and proven track records who had left corporate America, Essie saw a stellar opportunity. These professionals may have left the full-time workforce, but they wanted to continue working—on their schedules. Essie realized these professionals could bring expertise and a level of professionalism to a job that most small businesses could not otherwise afford. Compelled by her strong entrepreneurial character and drive to help people succeed, she developed a unique business model that addresses two needs: Office Angels helps small business owners focus on business priorities, while Angels perform a range of essential but often-neglected “back office” operations in areas such as administrative support, bookkeeping, and marketing. At the same time, Office Angels provides meaningful work to highly experienced and trained business professionals who wish to work on a flexible, part-time, freelance, or project basis. Topics to Discuss: When and why did you start Office Angels? How is Office Angels different from a traditional staffing agency? What kinds of services does Office Angels provide? How does the process work? How does one know when his/she is ready to work with Office Angels? How does one evaluate the cost/benefit of working with Office Angels? Web Site: www.OfficeAngels.us Cecilia Roach, Principal Pivot Point Group Topics to Discuss: How marketing can generate sales for small businesses Website or Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cecilia-roach-b956661 Driving Business Faster brought to by Azul Motorsports, where you become the passenger or driver in a real race car! Broadcasting LIVE from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. 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Pro Business Channel clean 29:37 Buckhead Business Show – Georgia Entertainment Industry Film, Television, New Media and Eagle Rock Studios http://probusinesschannelusa.com/buckhead-business-show-georgia-entertainment-industry-film-television-new-media-eagle-rock-studios/ Tue, 23 May 2017 14:00:45 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5904 Buckhead Business Show - Georgia Entertainment Industry Film, Television, New Media and Eagle Rock Studios Bernadette Boas CEO of Ball of Fire Media Bernadette Boas, Entertainment Industry Leader with Ritz Group and CEO of Ball of Fire Media spearheads the states premier event 2017's Creative + Investor Summit on June 8th, and will be sharing with us how this event is helping to expand the entertainment industry footprint in Georgia. Topics to Discuss: Entertainment in Georgia Ritz Group's 2017 Creative + Investor Summit Web Site / Social Media Links: http://www.ritzgroup.org/summit https://www.facebook.com/theritzgroup https://www.facebook.com/creativesmeetopportunity Taylor Owenby, Founder matchbook media + pr Producer of Film, Television and New Media. Eligible for the Producer's Guild of America and Founder of matchbook media + pr, Georgia's ONLY full-service production and public relations firm. Entrepreneur I Producer I Fundraiser An up-an-coming creative with a passion for producing. A go-getter with connections and a killer work ethic if the price is right or it's a cause I believe in. I am the guy who will create an insane campaign so far out-of-the-box you forgot a box was there. Then, I reel it in with creative strategy and a knack for communication, Timekeeper and budget hound with a sincere love of the game and the players. Before you know it, you are talking about my work even if you don't know my name. Yeah, I'm that guy. Ego aside, I have a passion for helping others elevate their status and their situation. From small non-profit efforts to one-on-one guidance, I get a substantial amount of my self-worth from being a positive impact on others. My road has not been an easy one and through each challenge I grow wiser. "Live in the present, for it is a gift." Life isn't about how many times you fall, it is how many times you get up. If something goes wrong, if things don't work out, if you make a mistake... Learn from it. If you learn and grow from an experience then how have you failed? Failure? There is no such thing. Topics to Discuss: When did you start matchbook and why? What are you doing now? Web Site / Social Media Links: www.matchbookeast.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/matchbook Noah Scammon, Director of Operations matchbook media + pr Noah Scammon is the Co-Partner and director of operations at matchbook media +pr. He works as a producer and production manager for Film and television production. As well as being apart of anything from development of new media and online content, getting millions of views on videos, to voice acting and animation in new upcoming cartoons, and even new and upcoming works in the video game industry. Topics to Discuss: 1) Getting my start, how I got into this industry 2) funny experiences while working at studios 3) the good and bad of the industry 4) good advice for people just starting out 5) how to get into voice acting 6) how to get into animation 7) is school for entertainment for everyone? Web Site / Social Media Links: www.matchbookeast.com matchbook media + pr @facebook The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Audio Engineer: Dennis Rice Video Production: Steven Tyler Rubin https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-tyler-rubin-005a94115/ For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com Buckhead Business Show - Georgia Entertainment Industry Film, Television, New Media and Eagle Rock Studios Bernadette Boas CEO of Ball of Fire Media - Bernadette Boas, Entertainment Industry Leader with Ritz Group and CEO of Ball of Fire Media s... Pro Business Channel clean 33:46 Buckhead Business Show – The Scorecard Solution, Success Institute and Goal Mettle Academy http://probusinesschannelusa.com/buckhead-business-show-the-scorecard-solution-success-institute-and-goal-mettle-academy/ Tue, 16 May 2017 14:00:10 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5874 Buckhead Business Show - The Scorecard Solution, Success Institute and Goal Mettle Academy Dan King Close Reach Consulting Dan is an advisor to senior executives and Boards in the areas of business transformation and growth. He helps Business Leaders “get it right” when it comes to strategy, execution and talent. As founder of Close Reach Consulting Group, Dan utilizes a proprietary organizational performance diagnostic that pinpoints vulnerabilities. This scorecard approach keeps a management team focused on the right things and leads to what Dan refers to as a culture of competence. Dan’s passion is to create business environments in which people can thrive. He believes that no business can win until the people doing the work every day are winning. Dan’s thirty-year business career includes senior executive roles in Fortune 50 companies and high growth mid-market enterprises, the most recent being a venture backed consumer services company recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest-growing companies five out of seven years. Dan is a published author, The Scorecard Solution….Measure What Matters to Drive Sustainable Growth and frequent speaker at CEO forums. He resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Topics to Discuss: Bridging the Strategy - Talent Chasm The Elements of Excellence...Attributes of Great Companies Web Site / Social Media: www.closereachconsulting.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/dankingconsult Jimmy Farris Farris Success Institute / Goal Mettle Academy I am professional speaker and consultant. As a retired NFL veteran and Super Bowl Champion, I have spent my life setting and achieving goals. Through ups and downs, successes and failures, I have found that the key to excellence in everything I've done is mental toughness. I have been fortunate to be coached, mentored, and trained by some of the finest leaders across many industries. My life experiences have taught me that you're either getting better or getting worse, but never staying the same. Applying the mental toughness secrets we teach at Mental Toughness University and Goal Mettle Academy is the key to continued growth in your personal and professional life. I am dedicated to serving others and passionate about assisting companies and individuals achieve success. Goal Mettle Academy is the most effective and comprehensive goal-setting workshop ever conducted. We break down the science and psychology behind setting and achieving goals so that you can get more of the things you want in life and live your dreams. Mental Toughness University is a comprehensive mental training process that moves sales and management teams from good to great. Mental Toughness trains people how to control their thoughts, feelings, and attitudes, before, during, and after a performance. Especially under pressure. MTU is a process, not a program. It’s about training people how to THINK like world-class performers, and how to control and manipulate their own emotions for MAXIMUM performance. MTU is a cross between emotional intelligence training and critical thinking. It’s an introspective process that causes people to examine their thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and beliefs and how those directly impact their results. We call the process, ‘Facilitated Introspection’. The 6-hour program is an awakening to expose participants to the process and show them there’s a higher level of emotional competence and mental performance than they are experiencing. When I was in the 5th grade, my teacher handed out a blank sheet of paper and asked us to draw a picture of where we saw ourselves in 15 years. There was no doubt my dream was to be a football player when I grew up. I was a huge New York Giants fan, so I drew a stick figure of myself in a Giants uniform and wrote "In 15 years I will be playing linebacker for the New York Giants." I never asked myself if it was possible, realistic, attainable, reasonable, or any of the other silly and irrelevant questions we adul... Buckhead Business Show - The Scorecard Solution, Success Institute and Goal Mettle Academy Dan King Close Reach Consulting Dan is an advisor to senior executives and Boards in the areas of business transformation and growth. Michael Moore clean 32:46 CoFounders Podcast – Media and Branding with eFocus Media Group and P2P Branded http://probusinesschannelusa.com/cofounders-podcast-media-branding-efocus-media-group-p2p-branded/ Fri, 12 May 2017 16:30:28 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=6026 CoFounders Podcast - Media and Branding with eFocus Media Group and P2P Branded BRANDI BRIDGETT Consultant, Social Media Manager, and Mother in Washington, DC Visit my website Greetings, I’m Brandi. I’m a consultant living in Washington, DC. I am a fan of entrepreneurship, networking, and fitness. I’m also interested in innovation and causes that help shape the world for the better. As a mom of three, I know how hard it is to run life, business, and still have time for yourself, but we have found that balance happens day to day. Brandi Bridgett has been in the medical field for 10 years. She started in the field of cosmetic surgery here in Washington, D.C. Brandi then started growing her own family, which directed her into looking for a new career choice. Brandi and her family were relocated to San Diego, California, where she developed a love for health and wellness. Brandi began coaching in the field of health and wellness in 2011, where she partnered, developed, and opened a health and wellness nutrition club. With this practice, she has helped hundreds of people internationally obtain their health goals through education and training, fun and engaging activities, and nutritional solutions. In 2012, Brandi and her family returned to the Washington, DC area, where she again partnered and developed a health and wellness office at the National Harbor. She and her partner have been able to touch the lives of those who are looking to lose, gain, or maintain weight, or increase their energy simply by living a healthier lifestyle. In 2013, she and her sister who is a retired schoolteacher decided to come together and take their strengths to form a company. In April of 2013, Platinum Health and Wellness was born. The vision is to teach those within the community about proper health and wellness to obtain optimum health by making health fun, simple, and magical! Over the past three years, we have been able to speak at several community events, make a name within the health and wellness field here at the National Harbor and now the goal is to expand and shape up the community one person at a time! http://www.efocusmediagroup.com https://twitter.com/eFocusTv https://www.youtube.com/user/eFocusTV/featured https://vimeo.com/efocusmediagroup https://about.me/brandibridgett https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandi-bridgett-6ba96595 SEAN FOSTER Small Business Owner in Maryland Sean Foster has been in the Advertising and Marketing field for 15 years. He is well experienced in various influential marketing techniques and business image consulting. Sean is the Managing Member and CoFounder of eFocus LLC and has been in the media field for the past 5 years. Specialties: successful in generating sales for several different markets, strength in generating creative and innovative partnerships and ideas for companies. Team Building and motivating employees to view work as an adventure rather than a means to an end. If your in business and things just don't seem to be changing or moving into the direction you want, contact Sean and he will not only give you what you need for your business to progress but he will walk with you on your journey and motivate you along the way. Profound in Networking and Connecting B2B Sean has been on the D.C. areas Networking scene since 2009. He frequents supports and sponsors network events. http://www.efocusmediagroup.com https://twitter.com/eFocusTv https://www.youtube.com/user/eFocusTV/featured https://vimeo.com/efocusmediagroup http://seanfoster.me https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanfoster TYRA DYSON P2P Branded P2P Branded is the premier brand management company for Speakers, Authors, and Coaches. We specialize in “Branding Your Voice”, providing key strategies to Position, Present, and Profit. Creating the Ultimate Brand Experience. Show Topics: Our Story, Business Model, What’s Next Web Site: www.P2Pbranded.com All Social Media: P2PBranded CoFounders Podcast - Media and Branding with eFocus Media Group and P2P Branded BRANDI BRIDGETT Consultant, Social Media Manager, and Mother in Washington, DC Visit my website Greetings, I’m Brandi. I’m a consultant living in Washington, DC. Pro Business Channel clean 47:13 Franchise Business Radio – Interviews Franchise Gator and TAB The Alternative Board http://probusinesschannelusa.com/franchise-business-radio-interviews-franchise-gator-tab-alternative-board/ Wed, 10 May 2017 14:00:33 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5745 Franchise Business Radio - Interviews Franchise Gator and TAB The Alternative Board Company: Franchise Gator Eric Bell - General Manager Franchise Gator is a website that helps match franchisors with those interested in business ownership. Our goal is to be a one-stop shop during step #1 of someone's search, complete with hundreds of opportunities to browse through as well as consultative articles, buyer's guides, and insight from industry leaders on how to make an informed decision. Topics to Discuss: How to know if business ownership is right for you? How to know if franchising is the right path vs owning your own business. Benefits of franchising. What types of franchises are out there that are not obvious. Web Site: www.FranchiseGator.com Company: The Alternative Board (TAB, Central Atlanta) Larry Duckworth Larry is a 35+ years serial C-level executive of private and public companies, has taught leadership at three universities and for GE Equity, has an MBA (Beta Gamma Sigma National Business Honorary), is an active business consultant and executive coach, and is a decorated U.S. Army veteran. He has authored the stop you in your tracks Primordial Leadership© book (at www.primordialleader.com and www.Amazon.com) Also in 2015 he authored six expanding Amazon ebooks: B2B Marketing, B2B Sales Management, B2B Selling, Strategic Transformation, Change Management, and Women Leaders. All introduce powerful, proven, new art Neuroscience findings to better leverage core people behavior ( at the forefront of the next trend in executive leadership development, for motivating all of employees, prospects, customers and partners). PDFs of the ebooks and eight best practices self-checklists are at www.primordialleader.com. Topics to Discuss: How TAB helps owners, Presidents, CEOs to better grow their business. How TAB helps the business better contribute to personal goals. Web Site / Social Media Links: http://www.tabatlantametro.com http://www.tabatlantametro.com/territory/tab-atlanta-central https://www.linkedin.com/in/larryduckworth/ Company: Social Joey Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Mike McDowell, GM  Mike McDowell (L) Ken Douglas (R) Mike McDowell is the General Manager of Social Joey, a social media marketing company, based just outside of Chattanooga, TN. He began his career in marketing with his family's construction business during college, and has been working in the space ever since. Mike was recruited by the Social Joey team during the development stage of the company due to his success and expertise in targeted advertising through social media, and has worked to develop the processes, and software that the company currently uses to run their day to day operations. Since inception in 2015 Social Joey has now grown to be one of the largest social media marketing firms in TN and has become a certified supplier of the International Franchise Association because of their work with Franchise companies across the U.S. Before Social Joey, Mike was the Director of Marketing for the Teachers Credit Union where he implemented a social media marketing program that accounted for over 50 million dollars in new mortgage loans in six months and a 50% increase in direct deposit memberships. Mike and his wife Megan live in Cleveland, TN and have one daughter who is 5 months old. Topics/Questions: Why social media? What happening in social media? How does a business win on social media? More to be submitted if we are selected for a show Web Site and Social Media Links: www.socialjoey.com https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/5380870/ https://www.facebook.com/socialjoey https://twitter.com/socialjoey https://plus.google.com/+Socialjoey 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. Franchise Business Radio - Interviews Franchise Gator and TAB The Alternative Board Company: Franchise Gator Eric Bell - General Manager Franchise Gator is a website that helps match franchisors with those interested in business ownership. Pam Currie clean 54:48 Buckhead Business Show – Digital Device Repair, Cash Blaster Game, Full Service Accounting and Bookkeeping http://probusinesschannelusa.com/buckhead-business-show-digital-device-repair-cash-blaster-game-full-service-accounting-and-bookkeeping/ Tue, 09 May 2017 14:00:50 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5902 Buckhead Business Show - Digital Device Repair, Cash Blaster Game, Full Service Accounting and Bookkeeping Ernest Duncan Franchise Owner Company: Experimac Midtown Atlanta Topics to Discuss: Marketplace for smartphone, tablet, laptop, and desktop repairs Sales of pre-owned devices Experimac Midtown Atlanta offers professional Apple® related services throughout the Midtown Atlanta area. We buy, sell, trade and repair Apple®Macintosh® computers, iPhone® devices and iPad® tablets, and offer some of the best pricing available anywhere for Apple® products and repairs. Experimac has worked on everything from iPad® tablets to iPhone® devices, to MacBook® laptops and iMac® computers, from iOS to OS X®. Unlike other companies we focus on repairs and upgrades of Apple® products. With locations throughout the U.S. a local Experimac Apple® expert is always close by. Not sure what’s wrong with your device? Bring it in for diagnostic testing. We offer same day service and can often fix your device while you wait. From iPhone® devices, iPad® tablets, iMac® computers, MacBook® laptops to Apple® accessories, we’ve got you covered. We offer a 90-day warranty on all repairs and stock only the highest quality parts. Don’t trust your Mac® computers to anyone, experience the Experimac difference. Experimac is the Midtown Atlanta area authority on Apple® product repairs, and trade-ins. We offer a wide selection of refurbished desktop and laptop Apple® Macintosh® computers and devices. Experimac performs all out of warranty repairs on Apple® computers and other devices including upgrading Macintosh® computers with higher capacity storage, installing more memory (RAM), replacing logic boards, and performing just about any other Apple® repair that you may need done. Our team of experts have heard it all, from iPhone® devices and iPad® tablets flying off the roof of a moving car to taking a swim in the ocean. Whether you are looking to trade, buy, sell an Apple® product or just need to repair your glass screen on your iPhone® device or iPad® tablet, stop by our Midtown Atlanta Experimac store today for a free quote! Experimac of Midtown Atlanta Services for Apple® Products: Memory Upgrades Hard Drive Repair, Replacement or Upgrade LCD Screen Replacements Data Recovery Data Transfers Diagnostics & Troubleshooting Optical Drive Repair (CD Rom/ DVD Rom) PC to Mac® Migration iCloud® Setup & Troubleshooting New Software Setup and Configuration Parental Control Configuration And so much more Web Site / Social Media Links: www.experimac.com/midtown-atlanta-ga www.linkedin.com/in/ernestduncan Kwasi Sampson Company or Product Name: Cash Blaster​ Kwasi Sampson, a mechanical engineer and inventor of the Cash Blaster Game, developed the game set after noticing how his original invention, The Cash Cannon, brought out the inner child of its users. The Cash Cannon was a huge success in the marketplace and sold thousands worldwide. The Cash Blaster is currently only available to its Kickstarter campaign investors. Topics to Discuss: We are excited to announce the launch of the innovative and amusing tabletop game, Cash Blaster. The Cash Blaster has been featured on several TV shows including ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, Empire on Fox, and Power a STARZ original series. The Cash Blaster Game Pack provides entertainment for all ages, and can be used at a range of events including weddings, birthday parties, festivals, and baby showers. The tabletop game challenges players to compete to spend their cash cards while avoiding getting blasted with more cash by other players. The first player to successfully spend their price cards is Cashed Out to win. The Cash Blaster Game Pack also includes two mini games, Cash Drop and Golden Dollar. Kwasi Sampson, a mechanical engineer and inventor of the Cash Blaster Game, developed the game set after noticing how his original invention, The Cash Cannon, Buckhead Business Show - Digital Device Repair, Cash Blaster Game, Full Service Accounting and Bookkeeping Ernest Duncan Franchise Owner - Company: Experimac Midtown Atlanta - Topics to Discuss: Marketplace for smartphone, tablet, laptop, Pro Business Channel clean 34:26 Bar Talk Radio – Inaugural Episode Bartenders, Cocktails, Culture and Careers http://probusinesschannelusa.com/bar-talk-radio-inaugural-episode-bartenders-cocktails-culture-and-careers/ Tue, 09 May 2017 13:00:29 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5712 Bar Talk Radio - Inaugural Episode Bartenders, Cocktails, Culture and Careers Show Host: Anthony Porquez Company: Atlanta USBG BIO: As founder and head craft cocktail specialist of Liquid Culture, Anthony Porquez holds over 17 years in the food and beverage industry. Spanning from Boston, Los Angeles, Australia and locally in Athens and Atlanta, Anthony has provided top tier professional service and training to establishments of all kinds in the U.S. and abroad. Formerly the senior bartender for the two time James Beard Award nominated cocktail bar at Holeman and Finch Public House, Porquez has contributed greatly to the success of H&Fs highly respected cocktail program. He has been a guest bartender for Bacardis Street Party Portfolio Event at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans and is a contract mixology consultant for a major local spirits distributor. Furthermore, Porquez was a curriculum developer and instructor for Holeman & Finchs Academy of Bartending while holding the role of Communications Coordinator for the Resurgens Hospitality Group. Currently he is a brand advocate for 6 different distilleries in addition to providing cocktail events and spirits education privately and within the industry as well. Topics to Discuss: Bar career, Atlanta Cocktail culture + Trends Web Site / Social Media: www.AnthonyPorquez.com Instagram: Antones10 Facebook: Anthony J. Porquez Kaleb Cribb Company: Diageo BIO: Kaleb started in food and beverage in Valdosta Ga in a RocknRoll dive bar named Vito’s as a bartender and a sound man. Upon moving to Athens Georgia, he began as a door man and bar back working in a volume sports bar and townie scene bar named Transmetropolitan, where he spent 5 years, leaving as the bar manager. After that, he moved into fine dining at the now defunct Farm 255, where he developed the first craft cocktail program in Athens (after staging with Miles Macquarrie At Leon’s Full Service.) He moved to Atlanta after taking a job with National Distributing Company as their in house mixologist and craft spirit specialist. He spent almost 2 years with the distributor before taking over as lead bar at Holeman and Finch Public House, spending 2 years running that program. That program, in 2007, was the birthplace of Atlanta’s craft scene. Since November, he has been an Account Consultant for Enthuse Marketing Company, representing the Diageo Reserve Portfolio in Atlanta. Topics to Discuss Career Advancement in the Bartending Industry Web Site / Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/5thSpot https://www.instagram.com/booze_brigade Tiffanie Barriere BIO: a Houston native who now calls Atlanta home, has previously overseen and operated the award-winning beverage program at One Flew South since the restaurants 2008 opening at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Under Tiffanies creative direction, One Flew South has been hailed as one of the best airport bars in the world by press outlets such as Esquire, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes and more. Under Tiffanie's direction, One Flew South was named "Best Airport Bar in the World" at Tales of the Cocktail in 2014. Barrieres background and training included the Bar Smarts program under the tutelage of King Cocktail, legend Dale DeGroff and cocktail historian David Wondrich. Tiffanie is an active member of Atlantas dynamic cocktail scene and is often known by her nickname The Drinking Coach due to her passion for and knowledge of spirits and their history. Previous secretary of the Atlanta chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild, a member of the Southern Foodways Alliance, frequently in cocktail challenge events, festivals around Atlanta and the Southeast. Her current project includes working with the #3 tequila in the nation Avion, and with Chef Duane Nutter and his culinary projects thru out the South.. Smiles and providing great service is indeed the intention in her every pour. Bar Talk Radio - Inaugural Episode Bartenders, Cocktails, Culture and Careers Show Host: Anthony Porquez - Company: Atlanta USBG - BIO: As founder and head craft cocktail specialist of Liquid Culture, Anthony Porquez holds over 17 years in the foo... Pro Business Channel clean 30:44 Georgia Business Radio – NOWaccount $130M in transactions and Lamon Luther Custom Furniture Tiny House Giveaway http://probusinesschannelusa.com/georgia-business-radio-nowaccount-130m-in-transactions-and-lamon-luther-custom-furniture-tiny-house-giveaway/ Thu, 04 May 2017 17:00:14 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=3330 Lara Hodgson, President & CEO NOW Corp NOWaccount is the first payment solution for businesses that sell to other businesses and governments. Guest BIO: Lara serves as President & CEO of NOW Corp, a company she co-founded to free small businesses from the burden of funding trade credit and to enable small business growth. The concept for NOW Corps NOWaccount stems from the challenges Lara faced when growing her manufacturing business, Nourish. Lara experienced the challenge of managing cash flow in a growing business and having to fund the trade credit required to support growth. Not finding a solution that worked, she partnered with John Hayes and launched NOW Corp and NOWaccount, the first payment solution for B2B. NOWaccount enables businesses to get paid immediately in a way that is not a loan, feels like but costs less than taking a credit card for payment and is largely invisible to their customer. NOWaccount will change the way small businesses manage cash flow, has done over $130M in transactions and aims to turn a portion of the $1.2T of trade credit that small businesses hold into cash. NOWaccounts innovative structure is the subject of a Harvard Business School case study. Lara spent 5 years at Dewberry Capital Corporation, an Atlanta-based commercial real estate development and investment firm, where she served as the companys Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Operating Officer, overseeing development, sales & leasing, property management and marketing. Lara was the Executive Vice President of Dunk, a performance footwear and apparel manufacturing/retail company built on the concept of mass customization and founded with Shaquille ONeal & Mike Piazza. She built the operations, IT and sales & marketing groups.. Lara is an internationally recognized speaker, leading seminars on creativity, innovation and access to capital. Internationally, Lara has worked in Koriyama, Japan with the U.S. Defense Departments EAGLE Japan Program and served as the Ambassador to Lebanon for the 1996 Olympic Games. Lara received an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BS in Aerospace Engineering with highest honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She was featured in USA Today as one of the top 20 students in the US and was the ODK National Leader of the Year. Lara was a scholarship member of the varsity Track & Field team at Georgia Tech. Lara has served on several Boards including: Georgia Tech Alumni Association Board of Trustees, Georgia Techs Scheller College of Business, the Georgia Tech College of Engineering, ACE Loans, Atlanta Heights Charter School, Flag Bank, Georgia Techs Alexander Tharpe Fund, and Society of International Business Fellows. Lara is a member of the Leadership Georgia Class of 2005 and the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2004. Lara taught finance as an adjunct instructor in Georgia Techs MBA Program for 10 years. Lara was appointed by the Governor of Georgia to serve on the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) Board. Lara was recently honored by the Georgia Tech Athletic Association with the Total Person Alumnus Award and by the Georgia Tech Women in Engineering as the Alumnus of the Year. She is a member of the Georgia Tech Young Alumni Hall of Fame, was a recipient of a Womenetics 2013 POW! Award honoring Purposeful Women and was named to the 2016 Enterprising Women of the Year. Topics/Questions: The challenges of a startup versus a scaleup How a small business should use the right capital at the right time for the right use or the business becomes a hobby Work-Life Balance Why more businesses grow out of business than go out of business Web Site and Social Media: www.NowCorp.com https://www.linkedin.com/company/now-corp- https://www.facebook.com/NOWaccountNetwork/ https://twitter.com/NOWaccount   Brian Preston, Founder Lamon Luther Custom furniture builder employing homeless individuals in Atlanta. Topics/Questions: What is Lamon Luther? Lara Hodgson, President & CEO NOW Corp NOWaccount is the first payment solution for businesses that sell to other businesses and governments. - Guest BIO: Lara serves as President & CEO of NOW Corp, a company she co-founded to free small businesse... Pro Business Channel clean 32:19 Buckhead Business Show – Liberty National Life Insurance and CPA Allies http://probusinesschannelusa.com/buckhead-business-show-liberty-national-life-insurance-cpa-allies/ Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:00:09 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5727 Buckhead Business Show - Liberty National Life Insurance and CPA Allies ​Jeff Morris​ Company: CPA Allies Guest BIO: Jeff is an active member of the Atlanta and Cobb communities. He is a member of the Georgia Society of CPAs and the Atlanta Chapter National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), where he served two terms as President from 2015-2017. He is a mentor with the Marietta Mentoring for Leadership Program and an Ambassador for the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce. He also provides educational workshops to local colleges, universities, and industry groups. Prior to entering the financial services industry in 2008, he had a successful career at The Ritz Carlton, Automatic Data Processing (ADP) and then as an entrepreneur in the food and beverage industry. These experiences gave him a passion for providing exemplary service and helped him recognize the importance of being attentive to client’s needs. He is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University and holds a Series 6, 63 and 65 securities license along with life, health and variable annuity licenses. Jeff is married and has lived in Atlanta since 1989. He has two children and stays active with basketball, martial arts and his German Shepherd. Topics to Discuss: CPA Allies is an independent, RIA firm, specializing in providing accounting and finance professionals with insurance, investment and planning services. We work with young, mid-career and senior level accountants and CPAs. We also act as trusted, unbiased partners to CPA and accounting firms who provide tax, audit and compliance services to their clients. We have two approaches: Working one-on-one with accounting professionals by providing customized financial planning services to meet their specific needs. Serving as trusted advisors for accounting firms who want to provide their clients with a resource for their insurance, investment, and planning needs. CPAs and accountants are some of the smartest and most trusted business experts you can have in your professional network. However, many times they need personal assistance making financial decisions that impact all aspects of their life. Accounting firms offer many vital services to their clients but often times lack the expertise of the protection, investment and financial planning that will complete the holistic circle their clients desire. CPA Allies was created, to serve the needs of the accounting professionals and their clients in an unbiased, transparent and ethical manner. We understand the need to have a relationship with a partner you can trust and feel comfortable working with. It is no longer acceptable for CPAs to just prepare tax returns and financial statements. The very best clients expect, demand and deserve much more value from their CPA, who must evolve into the most trusted business advisor role. CPA Allies helps you solve the complicated problems for your best individual and business owner clients. We concentrate our efforts on developing and maintaining the relationship with the accounting community. Our sole interest is in enabling them to address and solve their clients’ issues, only working directly with the clients when that trust is established. This model solves their client retention risk, makes them more valuable to their client and helps them grow their practice organically. Web Site / Social Media Links: www.cpaallies.com FB and Twitter: @cpaallies.com ​Yoly Dale​​ Company: Liberty National Life Insurance Company ​Topics to Discuss: Who is Liberty National, What are our products, How do we help businesses and employees, Employees testimonials, New sponsor, Getting our name out there. How businesses can contact me and Liberty National to set up an appointment to review our products. Employer payroll tax savings. Web Site / Social Media Links: Employee Testimonials: lnlworksiteadvantage.com   ​Ericka Bolling Company: Buckhead Business Show - Liberty National Life Insurance and CPA Allies - ​Jeff Morris​ Company: CPA Allies - Guest BIO: Jeff is an active member of the Atlanta and Cobb communities. He is a member of the Georgia Society of CPAs and the Atlanta Cha... Michael Moore clean 33:15 Buckhead Business Show – Leadercast, World Trade Day and Foodie Entrepreneurs http://probusinesschannelusa.com/buckhead-business-show-leadercast-world-trade-day-foodie-entrepreneurs/ Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:00:36 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5679 Buckhead Business Show - Leadercast, World Trade Day and Foodie Entrepreneurs Duane Cummings, CEO Leadercast Topics to Discuss: 1. Womens Event 2. Leadercast Labs 3. Leadercast Expeditions 4. Rock Your Radius 5. Discover Experiences 6. Leadercast Live 2017 Web Site / Social Media Links: www.Leadercast.com www.twitter.com/leadercast www.facebook.com/leadercast https://www.linkedin.com/in/duane-cummings-34a22815/ Sam Tandon 1010 LLC, Vice President World Trade Center-Atlanta - Board of Directors Board Member, Vice President and Chair International Trade - World Trade Center | Mentor, Speaker, Lecturer Marketing | Greater Atlanta Advisory Board Council - Donald R. Tapia School of Business | Business Accelerator Coach. * Brings a Global perspective, having traveled and done International Business in America, Europe, Asia and Africa. * "Gets business" with 30+ years overall Global Business experience. Founder of 4 new ventures in different industries. * Successfully taking one of his ventures to an IPO, and listed it as a Publicly Traded Company. Topics to Discuss: 1) World Trade Day hosted by World Trade Center - Atlanta. 2) Mentor on Road at WTC, in June co-sponsored by US Dept of Commerce Commercial service. Web Site / Social Media Links: https://www.wtca.org/world-trade-center-atlanta www.linkedin.com/in/samtandon ​Jake Rothschild​ Irwin Street Community Kitchen Topics to Discuss: The Ritz Group Foodie Shark Attack May 11 @ City Club Buckhead Food & Beverage Industry & Foodie Entrepreneurs Community Kitchen & Foodie Incubator Successes from Foodie Incubator Web Site / Social Media Links: http://www.irwinstreetmarket.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/jake-rothschild-741b615/ The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO Audio Engineer: Dennis Rice Video Production: Steven Tyler Rubin https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-tyler-rubin-005a94115/ For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com  Buckhead Business Show - Leadercast, World Trade Day and Foodie Entrepreneurs - Duane Cummings, CEO Leadercast - Topics to Discuss: 1. Womens Event 2. Leadercast Labs 3. Leadercast Expeditions 4. Rock Your Radius 5. Discover Experiences 6. Michael Moore clean 31:14 Buckhead Business Show – Roadblocks to Retirement and 100 Year Lifestyle http://probusinesschannelusa.com/buckhead-business-show-roadblocks-retirement-100-year-lifestyle/ Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:00:05 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5668 Buckhead Business Show - Roadblocks to Retirement and 100 Year Lifestyle Company: COUNTRY Financial Guest: Terence Dowling - Financial Represesntative Terence Dowling is a UGA grad who's been in insurance for almost 15 years now. He's been with COUNTRY Financial for 3 years where he helps his clients achieve financial security no matter where they are starting from. He takes a holistic approach, making sure he secures what they have while planning for the future. Topics/Questions: 1. Why insurance in an integral part to financial planning? 2. Roadblocks to Retirement 3. The importance of having a distribution plan as well as an accumulation plan. 4. Why most of the financial problems occur in the distribution phase. Web Site and Social Media Links: website- www.countryfinancial.com/terence.dowling facebook- https://www.facebook.com/terencedowlingcountryfinancial/ twitter- https://twitter.com/terence_dowling linkedin- https://www.linkedin.com/in/terence-dowling-531a3472/ Company: Chiropractic Healthcare of Buckhead​ ​Guest: ​​Dr Bruce Salzinger​ Our mission at Chiropractic Healthcare of Buckhead is to educate and adjust as many families and athletes as possible toward optimal health through natural subluxation based Chiropractic Care. We provide affordable, high-quality care to all people of all ages. We strive to not only correct a person's health problems, but to educate and enlighten people so that they do not encounter similar problems in the future. Topics to Discuss: Healthcare industry related Web Site: http://DrSalzinger.com The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO Audio Engineer: Dennis Rice Video Production: Steven Tyler Rubin https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-tyler-rubin-005a94115   For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com   Buckhead Business Show - Roadblocks to Retirement and 100 Year Lifestyle Company: COUNTRY Financial Guest: Terence Dowling - Financial Represesntative - Terence Dowling is a UGA grad who's been in insurance for almost 15 years now. Michael Moore clean 33:10 Buckhead Business Show – Interview with Brian Thompson CEO of CorporateKid.org http://probusinesschannelusa.com/buckhead-business-show-interview-brian-thompson-ceo-corporatekid-org/ Tue, 04 Apr 2017 14:00:14 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5633 Buckhead Business Show - Interview with Brian Thompson CEO of CorporateKid.org Company: Corporate Kid Group Raised in Philadelphia during the turbulent early 80's when the crack epidemic started. He was educated in both the Philadelphia school system and the drug infested streets of Philly. This is the backdrop of the beginnings of Corporate Kid. As a teenager during the worst urban drug infestation in US history Brian and countless thousands like him had to make some tough choices. Not much in these environmentally challenged areas has changed in the past 35 years and that is part of what inspired Corporate Kid. Topics/Questions: The why The how Who Solutions Web Site and Social Media Links: www.CorporateKid.org https://www.facebook.com/corpkid The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com   Buckhead Business Show - Interview with Brian Thompson CEO of CorporateKid.org Company: Corporate Kid Group - Raised in Philadelphia during the turbulent early 80's when the crack epidemic started. He was educated in both the Philadelphia school sys... Michael Moore clean 33:43 Capital Club Radio – Interview with Reid Simpson Corporate Turnaround Specialist http://probusinesschannelusa.com/capital-club-radio-interview-reid-simpson-corporate-turnaround-specialist/ Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:30:12 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5653   Capital Club Radio - Interview with Reid Simpson Corporate Turnaround Specialist Reid is a seasoned financial executive with a proven track record of creating value for shareholders. His experience includes over twenty-six years of CFO positions with large and small companies across varied business information, software and services, technology and financial services in both a public and private environment. Reid’s CFO positions include those within The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, CCC Information Services, eCollege, Gogo, Asset Acceptance Capital Corporation, Career Education Corporation, and ShopperTrak. Reid was instrumental in the turnaround of Asset Acceptance Capital Corporation and successful $438.6 million sale to Encore Capital Capital Group in 2013. Reid has also led successful liquidity events at eCollege in 2010 and most recently in 2016 at ShopperTrak. Reid is a current Board member at Helix Education. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from Michigan State University. List Any Topics You Would Like to Discuss: Interview content provided in previous communication. Web Site / Social Media Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/reid-simpson-3194aa7 Capital Club Radio Hosted by: Michael Flock Sponsored by: Flock Specialty Finance Providing 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.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CapitalClubRadioShow.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com     Capital Club Radio - Interview with Reid Simpson Corporate Turnaround Specialist Reid is a seasoned financial executive with a proven track record of creating value for shareholders. His experience includes over twenty-six years of CFO positions wi... Michael Flock clean 36:48 Franchise Business Radio – Interview with Social Joey and Shoney’s Restaurants http://probusinesschannelusa.com/franchise-business-radio-interview-social-joey-shoneys-restaurants/ Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:30:34 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5614 Franchise Business Radio - Interview with Social Joey and Shoney's Restaurants Company: Social Joey Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Mike McDowell, GM Ken Douglas (L) Mike McDowell (R) Mike McDowell is the General Manager of Social Joey, a social media marketing company, based just outside of Chattanooga, TN. He began his career in marketing with his family's construction business during college, and has been working in the space ever since. Mike was recruited by the Social Joey team during the development stage of the company due to his success and expertise in targeted advertising through social media, and has worked to develop the processes, and software that the company currently uses to run their day to day operations. Since inception in 2015 Social Joey has now grown to be one of the largest social media marketing firms in TN and has become a certified supplier of the International Franchise Association because of their work with Franchise companies across the U.S. Before Social Joey, Mike was the Director of Marketing for the Teachers Credit Union where he implemented a social media marketing program that accounted for over 50 million dollars in new mortgage loans in six months and a 50% increase in direct deposit memberships. Mike and his wife Megan live in Cleveland, TN and have one daughter who is 5 months old. Topics/Questions: Why social media? What happening in social media? How does a business win on social media? More to be submitted if we are selected for a show Web Site and Social Media Links: www.socialjoey.com https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/5380870/ https://www.facebook.com/socialjoey https://twitter.com/socialjoey https://plus.google.com/+Socialjoey Company: Shoney's Restaurants Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Terri Harof Director of Franchise Development Over 20 years experience building global brands and businesses. Responsibilities at Shoney's include domestic and international franchise marketing and development. Exceptionally strong decision-making, analytical, management, people, planning, negotiation, strategy and communication skills. Dedicated to providing unwavering support to our franchise partners throughout brand start-up, brand development, site selections, real estate acquisition, engineering, design, budget and operations. Shoney's is primed for significant growth and our key objectives are excellent customer service and strategic restaurant growth and profitability. Topics/Questions: Shoney's restaurants since 1947 - Where we were, where we are now and where we are going Why Shoney's Areas that are available for new restaurants and conversions Our menu and full bar component Giving Back to the community: 9th Annual Shoney's 5K Family Fun Run & Festival - Saturday May 13, 2017 Nissan Stadium in Nashville5krun.shoneys.com Web Site and Social Media Links: shoneys.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/terri-harof-9008561 https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/3962538 https://www.facebook.com/ShoneysFranchise twitter.com/Shoneys 5krun.shoneys.com Pam Currie, Mike McDowell, Terri Harof, Ken Douglas, John Quattrocchi 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, Founder www.FranchiseIntellect.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.FranchiseBusinessRadio.com To view guest photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com Franchise Business Radio - Interview with Social Joey and Shoney's Restaurants Company: Social Joey Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Mike McDowell, GM Ken Douglas (L) Mike McDowell (R) Mike McDowell is the General Manager of Social Joey, Pam Currie clean 54:08 Buckhead Business Show – BBA Young Bucks Talk Money Management and Executive Presence http://probusinesschannelusa.com/buckhead-business-show-bba-young-bucks-talk-money-management-executive-presence/ Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:00:23 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5642 Buckhead Business Show - BBA Young Bucks Talk Money Management and Executive Presence Company:  The Piedmont Group of Atlanta Faizan Moosa Faizan is a financial advisor with the Piedmont Group of Atlanta. In the past couple of years in Buckhead, Faizan has found ways to impact his community by getting in leadership positions all around Atlanta in the networking scene. Today he is the President of YoungBucks, project manager for IPN, and on the membership committee for the Buckhead Club. Topics/Questions: My story on how I got involved in BBA and the impact it has had on me and my business. How the Buckhead community can be more involved with the outside communities in Atlanta so that we can all grow together. Business and networking growing together. Web Site and Social Media: financialguide.com/faizan-moosa https://www.linkedin.com/in/faizan-moosa-a4369731 https://www.facebook.com/TheFezMoosa Company:  MassMutual - The Piedmont Group Sharpe Sablon Topics to Discuss: My Story Industry Trends Web Site: www.financialguide.com/sharpe-sablon ​Company: SW&A Name and Title of Person Interviewed: ​​Hurst Williamson, Business Development Manager Graduate of Rice University (played for their lacrosse team and lead their improv comedy troupe) Topics/Questions: What is spoken communications? Topic of Storylines and Meaningful Messaging. How to check out SW&A Web Site and Social Media: www.sallywilliamson.com ​https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/519925/?pathWildcard=519925 https://business.facebook.com/ExecPresence/?business_id ​​https://twitter.com/execpresence​ The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com   Buckhead Business Show - BBA Young Bucks Talk Money Management and Executive Presence - Company:  The Piedmont Group of Atlanta Faizan Moosa - Faizan is a financial advisor with the Piedmont Group of Atlanta. Michael Moore clean 31:00 Buckhead Business Show – Entreholic, Cold Call Reluctance and Business Development http://probusinesschannelusa.com/buckhead-business-show-entreholic-cold-call-reluctance-business-development/ Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:00:44 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5646 Buckhead Business Show - Entreholic, Cold Call Reluctance and Business Development Company:  Entrecholic Brad Stevens Brad is a lifetime entrepreneur and has committed himself to the discipline, creativity and constant innovation required to achieve success. He has helped build multiple seven figure businesses in numerous domestic and international markets including B2B, B2C, physical products, software, and professional services. His most recent company, Entreholic, provides an affordable, entrepreneurial approach to helping small to medium businesses implement and execute innovative growth strategies. Entreholic is also the creator of the Top 200 Tools To Fuel Your Business Growth and the weekly Addictive Tools Series. Brad also enjoys teaching on the topic and conducts educational seminars throughout the year. Brad serves on the board of the Atlanta Chapter of the Global Entrepreneurs’ Organization where he co-chairs the Accelerator Program to help emerging companies achieve $1 Million in annual revenue within three years. He is a graduate of LEAD Atlanta Program, serves on the High Point Civic Association, and co-founded an annual charity event for breast cancer. Brad is a native of Atlanta and lives in Sandy Springs with his daughter and wife, an inspirational third grade teacher. Brad graduated Magna Cum Laude from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in Finance and Marketing. Topics/Questions: How did you end up heading down the entrepreneurial path? I really like your name, Entreholic, and it’s definitely different? Where did that come from? What challenges do you see most business owners struggle with in getting their business out of the ground and growing? How does your company help startups and small to medium businesses? The rapid growth of the freelancer market to more cost effectively execute in your business. How can business owners better leverage time, money and resources. Automate and Delegate Web Site: www.entreholic.com/pro Company: Innovative Growth Solutions Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Arthur R. Ruderman, President Born in the Bronx. Formative years on Long Island. Married high school sweetheart. Two children. Earned a joint BS degree in Business & Economics from American University (Wash. D.C.). After nine years of living in Houston, when the oil & gas industry fell below investment grade, I relocated to Atlanta this past June to be near family and formed a business development consulting firm. My company provides business development and client acquisition services. Most people consider business development activities as marketing and sales. Marketing & sales are functions of business development, whereas business development is more global and holistic. Business development initiates with a strategy that is developed from insight drawn from analysis and implemented with a well crafted execution plan. An advantage I offer clients is that I can leverage expertise from having been the owner of a mfg. company that employed 135 workers and grossed $100MM over its duration and whose business development efforts have secured $1.5bn in sales for a large global engineering & construction company and have been equally successful in scale with closely-held companies in diverse industries. My target companies are B2B closely-held small & midsize businesses in diverse industries. Topics/Questions: Why did you decide to form your own Business Development Consulting company? Why the name Innovative Growth Solutions? Can you give an example of innovation for driving business? Can you give an example of strategic innovation? Tell us about the National Business Development Association. Web Site or Social Media Links: LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/artie-ruderman Company or Product Name Corevu LLC Joe Colavito, Chief Encouragement Officer Joe Colavito is a student of people, performance and success. Buckhead Business Show - Entreholic, Cold Call Reluctance and Business Development Company:  Entrecholic Brad Stevens Brad is a lifetime entrepreneur and has committed himself to the discipline, creativity and constant innovation required to achieve... Michael Moore clean 31:53 Buckhead Business Show – Best Kept Lyft Secrets, also Concept Inc. Pros in Training Tech Talent, and Peragrin Co-Founder http://probusinesschannelusa.com/buckhead-business-show-best-kept-lyft-secrets-also-concept-inc-pros-training-tech-talent-peragrin-co-founder/ Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:00:25 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5590 Buckhead Business Show - Best Kept Lyft Secrets, also Concept Inc. Pros in Training Tech Talent, and Peragrin Co-Founder Company: Lyft Name and Title of Person Interviewed: ​​Sam Bond, Atlanta General Manager Guest BIO: Sam Bond is the Atlanta General Manager for Lyft. Sam is responsible for the operation of the Atlanta market area for Lyft’s business, including passenger acquisition and promotion, driver training and support, and partnerships and local government relations. Prior to joining Lyft, Sam was Group Director of Supply Chain Strategy and Portfolio Management for Coca-Cola Refreshments in Atlanta. At CCR, Sam developed the long-term strategy for Coke’s North American manufacturing and distribution operations. He also ran the capital projects approval and prioritization processes. Prior to working at Coke, Sam spent three years at Bain and Company in Atlanta, doing strategic consulting in a variety of industries, including retail, CPG, manufacturing, higher education, private equity, and financial services. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2003-2008. While deployed to Iraq, he was a scout sniper platoon commander and served as an assistant regimental intelligence officer. He graduated with an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia, and received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University. Topics/Questions: Lyft Atlanta, growth of ATL rideshare market, commuting without a car, ATL's mobility future (especially transportation as a service) Web Site and/or Social Media Links etc.: www.lyft.com https://twitter.com/Lyft_ATL https://blog.lyft.com/?tag=Atlanta&category=Cities Company Name: Concept Software and Services Inc. Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Ravindra Bhave - President/CEO Topics/Questions: 1. Why did you transition from traditional staffing into IT training. 2. Do you have some success stories to tell in your journey as a training school. 3. How do you intend to match the gap between unfilled tech jobs and lack of experienced resources. 4. How do you intend to provide jobs to your trained resources. 5. Where do you see yourself in next 3 to 5 years as a training school. 6. what is your message to those technology graduates who don't have jobs. 7. Do you intend to provide training to Veterans, disabled individuals or vocationally rehab candidates. 8. How can you convince large corporate companies to consider your trained graduates. Web Site: www.concept-inc.com Company or Product Name: Peragrin Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Tres Crow - Co-Founder Guest BIO: Tres Crow is an experienced marketing and sales professional with extensive skill in marketing, technology, entrepreneurship, and social media. Having worked successfully in a variety of fields—as a lender, banker, insurance agent, membership manager, marketing and copy-writing freelancer, as well as a sales and operations manager at both regional and national retail banks—he has a wide-ranging view of several key aspects of the business and entrepreneurial communities. He's the Co-Founder of digital mapping start-up Walkabout, Director of Marketing at Skyfire Consulting, and now the Co-Founder of the Peragrin, LLC. The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com   Buckhead Business Show - Best Kept Lyft Secrets, also Concept Inc. Pros in Training Tech Talent, and Peragrin Co-Founder - Company: Lyft - Name and Title of Person Interviewed: ​​Sam Bond, Atlanta General Manager - Guest BIO: Michael Moore clean 33:45 Buckhead Business Show – New Merchant Services, 3D Encryption, Divorce Your Legal Bills http://probusinesschannelusa.com/buckhead-business-show-new-merchant-services-3d-encryption-divorce-your-legal-bills/ Tue, 07 Mar 2017 15:00:38 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5505 Buckhead Business Show - New Merchant Services, 3D Encryption, Divorce Your Legal Bills Company or Product Name: Titan Payments (Merchant Services) Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Brandee Little Guest BIO: Enthusiastic sales professional with a proven ability to identify and build relationships with current and potential clients. Consistent in developing relationships built on honesty, integrity and value. ALWAYS accessible and accountable. Topics/Questions to Discuss: There are certain benefits that will come from working with us. We use more than one processor which gives us so many possibilities. We can work with many types of businesses including high risk businesses. Business owners like simplicity and efficiency and this is what we like to offer, a simple way to process with assistance in installs and a personal contact. Web Site and/or Social Media Links etc.: titanpayments.com Company or Product Name: D3CRYPT3D & prePart Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Dosa Kim Topics/Questions to Discuss: How I am tied to Atlanta. 3d encryption . B2C . A service which allows people to track and protect 3d assets. With 3d printing becoming a norm . 3d files are more valuable and the creation of these products need some sort of protection . D3CRYPT3D is a solution to this problem. We see it so that a valuable file will not be reduced to just a copy and paste command. PreParti is a mobile app that uses game technology to plan your next event. We use real metrics and bring venues down to scale and allow users to plan out the next big event. Currently we are concentrating on the Atlanta market but are in talks with several groups and looking to get into conference spaces as well. Web Site and/or Social Media Links etc.: http://www.d3crypt3d.net https://twitter.com/d3crypt3dnow https://www.facebook.com/D3CRYPT3Dnow https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2aL6EooED0kGqI3oTMpa7A https://www.linkedin.com/company/d3crypt3d---3d-asset-protection?trk=biz-companies-cym http://www.preparti.net Company or Product Name: Sierra Halcyon, Inc Legal Billing Auditor Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Joshua Still, President and CEO Guest BIO: I'm a six year Army Veteran with nine years experience in compliance management and quality assurance roles. While going through a divorce I applied these skills to my legal bills and realized that my lawyer was overcharging me by about 50%. I decided to make sure as many people as possible needed access to the information I found, particularly people going through a divorce. Topics/Questions to Discuss: Common Over billing practices. how much savings one can expect if they have their bills reviewed. By what standards I recommend reductions. Web Site and/or Social Media Links: Facebook: @sierrahalcyon Twitter: @SierraHalcyon The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com   Buckhead Business Show - New Merchant Services, 3D Encryption, Divorce Your Legal Bills Company or Product Name: Titan Payments (Merchant Services) Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Brandee Little Guest BIO: Michael Moore clean 29:08 CoFounders Podcast – Guide to Happiness and Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs http://probusinesschannelusa.com/cofounders-podcast-guide-happiness-intellectual-property-entrepreneurs/ Tue, 28 Feb 2017 18:00:09 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5517 CoFounders Podcast - Guide to Happiness and Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs Chris Butsch Company or Product Name: Book: "The Millennial's Guide to Making Happiness" Brief Description of Your Product or Service: The Millennial's Guide to Making Happiness is both a guide to happiness for Millennials and a guide to Millennials for Baby Boomers Show Topics: My story, why I wrote the book Its surprising reception by the Baby Boomer generation My meditation classes Web Site/Social Media: www.ChrisButsch.com facebook.com/mgmhbook linkedin.com/in/chrisbutsch Waukeshia Jackson Company: Jackson & Lowe Law Group, P.C. Brief Description of Your Product or Service: IP legal services for entrepreneurs Show Topics: Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs Web Site/Social Media: www.jllawgroup.com Twitter @jllawgroup Facebook @jllawgroup CoFounders Podcast Conversations with Co-Founders & Start-Ups Sponsored in part by... WeWork For more info about WeWork visit: www.wework.com/locations/atlanta/buckhead To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CoFoundersPodcast.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com (Click on the show photo album)   CoFounders Podcast - Guide to Happiness and Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs - Chris Butsch - Company or Product Name: Book: "The Millennial's Guide to Making Happiness" - Brief Description of Your Product or Service: Pro Business Channel clean 34:43 Buckhead Business Show – Lets talk Real Estate, Health, Interns and Publishing http://probusinesschannelusa.com/buckhead-business-show-lets-talk-real-estate-health-interns-publishing/ Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:00:17 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5498   Buckhead Business Show - Lets talk Real Estate, Health, Interns and Publishing Company or Product Name: Glennda Baker & Associates Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Glennda Baker - Associate broker at Bekrshire Hathaway Home Services Guest BIO: Glennda is an Associate broker with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. She started her real estate career nearly 25 years ago. Recognized as an industry leader, Glennda has been featured on numerous top producer panels throughout Atlanta and across the U.S. In her downtime she enjoys playing Tennis and attending Atlanta Hawks basketball games with her family. Topics/Question: *How is the real estate market *Home Values, the Zestimate vs. the real value *Where is the market going Web Site and Social Media Links: www.glennda.net https://www.instagram.com/glenndabaker/ https://business.facebook.com/glenndabakerandassociates https://www.facebook.com/glenndabaker Taylor Chiropractic & Wellness Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Craig Taylor Topics/Questions: Posture/ergonomics Best way to sleep Natural anti inflammatories Web Site and/or Social Media Links: www.facebook.com/thetaylordocs       Company or Product Name: Premier Interns Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Scott Spencer Guest BIO: Scott Spencer is the Principal at ‘INK’ – spelled I.N.Q. – an award-winning marketing and design firm in Buckhead. Scott moved to Atlanta in 1984 from The University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications with a focus in Advertising, Marketing and PR, with minors in Graphic Design and Landscape Architecture. Scott Spencer is also the Principal and Executive Vice President at Premier Executives. Mr. Spencer brings over 30 years of professional experience in multiple industries, including Technology, Media, Real Estate, Human Resources, Recruiting, Career Coaching and Job Transitioning. Scott is a specialist in leveraging human and financial resources. In 2015, Scott launched Premier Executives – an Executive Recruiting firm and client at the time, who needed a new brand to target Fortune 500 and Wall Street, C-Level and Board Of Directors. Following the success of Premier Executives, Scott launched Premier Interns in 2016. Premier Interns is a service designed for students and parents, and businesses to make it easier for Students to get valuable work experience when applying for Colleges, Scholarships, Grants, Financial Aid and first-time jobs. Businesses help to create the win-win by assigning jobs in the form of projects to students who then get jobs done. Adam Welborn is an Atlanta Native with Bachelor degrees from the Atlanta College of Art and Savannah College of Art & Design focusing in Communication Design, Illustration Design and Software Applications. Adam is a Partner and Marketing Director at Premier Interns, where he oversees:  Brand Design and Development  Everything Digital and Web Site UX  Client Development and Client Management  Creative Direction  Web Site Traffic Growth  Brand Strategy  Strategic Consulting, including business plan & sales strategies. Topics/Questions: Project Work & Internships - HS & College Students Mentoring / Hiring Student Interns - Employers Web Site and Social Media: PremierInterns.com (2min Video Overview on Home Page) Fabcebook.com/PremierInterns Company or Product Name: Simply Buckhead Magazine Name and Title of Person to be Interviewed: Joanne Hayes Guest BIO: Joanne Hayes is a 20-year veteran of the publishing industry, having worked as an Account Executive for an award-winning Journal Register Company newspaper group, Southern Rhode Island Newspapers, and as the Marketing Director of SO Rhode Island, a publication of the award-winning magazine company Providence Media. Simply Buckhead Magazine was conceived and began publication in 2010, with Joanne at the helm as Publisher and Founder.   Buckhead Business Show - Lets talk Real Estate, Health, Interns and Publishing Company or Product Name: Glennda Baker & Associates - Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Glennda Baker - Associate broker at Bekrshire Hathaway Home Services - Michael Moore clean 31:27 Driving Business Faster – Worlds Largest Classic Car Company and Business Infrastructure http://probusinesschannelusa.com/driving-business-faster-worlds-largest-classic-car-company-business-infrastructure/ Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:30:13 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5445 Driving Business Faster - Worlds Largest Classic Car Company and Business Infrastructure Company: Equilibria, Inc. Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Alicia Butler Pierre Guest BIO: Alicia Butler Pierre is the founder and CEO of Equilibria, Inc. Equilibria is a 12-year old firm specializing in business infrastructure for fast growing small businesses. Alicia applies her process experience as a Chemical Engineer to position small businesses for mega success! Committed to doing the right things the right way, Alicia's mantra is "to leave things better than you find them." Topics/Questions: How to Fall in Love with Tax Season OR How to Tap into Youthful Innovation Web Site and Social Media : www.EqbSystems.com twitter: @EquilibriaInc facebook: EQBsystems Company or Product Name: Gateway Classic Cars Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Anthony Waight - Business Development Guest BIO: Gateway Classic Cars is the largest classic car company in the world with 14 showrooms across the USA and counting with over 2,000 classic and exotics in stock . Anthony Waight- Business Development Representative has worked with the company since the Atlanta showroom opened in August 2016. Today we will learn some valuable tips on buying and selling your classic cars and what Gateway Classic Cars has to offer. Lets get started…. Topics/Questions: How the company started? When did the Atlanta Showroom open? Services Offered How has Gateway Classic Cars grown over the years? What to expect when you bring in your car Did I mention we don't charge you a commission for selling your car? Tips for Getting Your Car Ready For Sale The cars in the Atlanta Showroom Cars and Coffee Web Site and Social Media Links: www.GatewayClassicCars.com FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/GatewayClassicCars TWITTER - https://twitter.com/Gateway_Classic INSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/gatewayclassiccars YOUTUBE - https://www.youtube.com/user/GatewayClassicCars GOOGLE PLUS- https://plus.google.com/105109824479306277118 PINTEREST- https://www.pinterest.com/gatewayclassics Driving Business Faster brought to by Azul Motorsports, where you become the passenger or driver in a real race car! Broadcasting LIVE from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. Tune in live and listen to recent episodes or possibly be a guest along with Professional Race Car Driver and Talk Show Host Chris Grigalunas! 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Chris Grigalunas clean 30:19 Planning Successfully – Business Tax Laws and Lessons http://probusinesschannelusa.com/planning-successfully-business-tax-laws-and-lessons/ Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:00:36 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5488 Planning Successfully - Business Tax Laws and Lessons More about our guest Rett Peaden: Rett’s practice focuses on helping the owners of closely-held businesses and professional services firms exit their businesses, whether that involves selling the business or transferring it to the next generation. Getting a business onto a solid footing with regard to succession planning is essential, and Rett is well-versed in sophisticated tax strategies and entity structuring techniques that may be needed. He will also advise on and guide clients through strategic acquisitions to grow their own businesses. Rett regularly counsels clients on corporate, partnership, and related tax-planning matters, including the negotiation and preparation of mergers and acquisitions agreements, the drafting of shareholders agreements, the formation of limited partnerships and limited liability companies, the structuring of inbound investment opportunities for foreign nationals, the creation and operation of private foundations and public charities, and the review and drafting of executive compensation agreements. In connection with advising the owners of closely-held businesses, Rett has developed a particular interest in the taxation of pass-through entities such as S-Corporations, partnerships, and trusts. Preserving legacy. The estate planning side of the practice, often done for the owners of closely held businesses, is highly personal, involving an individual’s legacy and the achievements of a lifetime. Rett’s purpose is to help his clients prepare for the future, provide for their families, and accomplish their long-term personal and charitable goals. In doing so, he works to develop plans that are well thought out and emphasize preserving wealth from unnecessary taxes and unanticipated risks. He knows how to take family dynamics into account, and draws insights from his work in business exit-planning and trust and estate administration to help families plan with foresight to avoid problems that could happen later on. Rett is often called upon by other professionals to advise them on the complicated income and transfer tax issues that can arise in the context of trusts and estates. On the trust and estate administration side of the practice, Rett works in both contested and uncontested matters. He assists survivors in managing their inherited wealth, and often continues to serve their families and family businesses as a trusted advisor on the basis of the confidence he inspires in them. “I want to help my clients achieve their goals and attain the best possible results given their unique circumstances.” – Rett Peaden Web site: http://www.dmqlaw.com/attorneys/peaden Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/people/iweReconnectAction About the show host: Matthew Thiry Shareholder with Davis, Matthews & Quigley, P.C Business Law; Business Litigation; Fiduciary Litigation; Arbitrator and Mediator Services “I am driven by results. I want to achieve my client’s goals as quickly and efficiently as possible, and do so in a way that’s professional.” Guiding the best business decisions. Matt Thiry understands the delicate balance between providing an environment for growth and managing risk. Prior to becoming an attorney, Matt’s background included operating businesses, as well as computer programming and related experience in the technology field. This business acumen allows him to offer legal advice with practical experience to businesses of all sizes, as well as business owners, families, and individuals. Matt is a trusted business advisor relied on by his clients as a member of their team by filling their needs for outside general counsel. As a business lawyer, Matt provides advice to existing businesses and start-ups regarding legal issues, such as risk management, covenants, business formation, and other day-to-day matters encountered by businesses. He also routinely assists clients by reviewing, Planning Successfully - Business Tax Laws and Lessons More about our guest Rett Peaden: - Rett’s practice focuses on helping the owners of closely-held businesses and professional services firms exit their businesses, Matthew Thiry clean 32:44 Franchise Business Radio – Interview with Marc Goodin, President of Storage Authority Franchising http://probusinesschannelusa.com/franchise-business-radio-interview-marc-goodin-president-storage-authority-franchising/ Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:30:58 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5436 Franchise Business Radio Interview with Marc Goodin, President of Storage Authority Franchising Company: Storage Authority, LLC Self Storage Franchising Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Marc Goodin, President Guest BIO: Marc Goodin is President of Storage Authority Franchising. As a professional civil engineer he has designed commercial developments and self storage facilities for over 25 years. His self storage expertise has been fine tuned by designing, building and managing 3 self storage facility he presently owns. Marcs experience from the trenches and his expertise is apparent in his two best selling marketing and planning self storage books available on Amazon.. Marc is uniquely positioned to provide simple, straightforward and effective guidance in achieving industry-leading service and profits in the self-storage Industry. Topics/Questions: Why Self Storage for the Busy Professional How to get started in self storage How to double your profits in self Storage Storage Authority Web Site and/or Social Media Links: www.StorageAuthorityFranchise.com Facebook Twitter YouTube https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcgoodin 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, Founder www.FranchiseIntellect.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.FranchiseBusinessRadio.com To view guest photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com   Franchise Business Radio Interview with Marc Goodin, President of Storage Authority Franchising - Company: Storage Authority, LLC Self Storage Franchising - Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Marc Goodin, President - Guest BIO: Pam Currie clean 61:16 Buckhead Business Show – Training, Staffing, Public vs Private Cloud and Paid Search Marketing http://probusinesschannelusa.com/buckhead-business-show-training-staffing-public-vs-private-cloud-paid-search-marketing/ Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:00:57 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5414 Buckhead Business Show - Training, Staffing, Public vs Private Cloud and Paid Search Marketing Company: Concept Software and Services Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Uday Gupte Vice President of Concept Software and Services, Inc. A persuasive and influential C-level leader with more than 26 years of achievement fueling next-level operations in multi-industry environments with up to $400M in revenue and 8 international locations. Lived in 7 countries and conducted business in 6 languages on 4 continents. Expert at managing costs down, driving up revenues and margins, accelerating product development, optimizing system availability, and leading staff to peak performance. Topics/Questions: 1. What does Concept Software and Services Inc. do? 2. How long have you been in this industry? 3. How are you different from other training/staffing services? 4. How can someone be considered for your staffing services? 5. What educational background does someone have to have to qualify for your services? 6. Do you place all over the country and internationally? 7. Do you place all over the country and internationally? Web Site and/or Social Media Links etc.: www.concept-inc.com Company Name: Peter J Fullen, CPA, PC Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Peter Fullen Topics/Questions: What is the Cloud and why are small and mid-sized moving to it? What does the cloud offer? Public vs Private Cloud Web Site and Social Media Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-j-fullen-cpa-890625 https://twitter.com/PeterJFullenCPA www.fullencpa.com     Company: Josh Bernstein Media Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Josh Bernstein Josh Bernstein is one of Atlanta's leading independent digital media consultants and a seasoned expert when it comes to paid search marketing and Google AdWords. He has a successful history working with businesses, startups & agencies who want to get their website ranked on Google's sponsored (aka paid) listings at a very reasonable cost for agency-quality level of work. His paid search umbrella includes account management, copywriting, keyword expansion, ad extensions & more. I also handle Facebook advertising, Twitter ads, LinkedIn ads plus Google display, Google remarketing, print media & media & marketing strategy/consulting. With over 13 years in advertising and over eight in digital media makes him the right choice for your paid search marketing needs. With my extensive experience in working on PPC accounts of all sizes and in every way imaginable (ad copy, ad copy rotation, keyword optimization, match type optimization, account reorganization, budget management of nearly $50 million, client reporting and more). Past clients including JCPenney, Meda Pharmaceuticals, Hooters, Mitsubishi & others can attest to the quality of my work, professionalism and integrity. Topics/Questions: What is paid search marketing and why should small businesses use it? Why is it a better channel in some cases than social media. Why should people pay for clicks when there's organic search. Why are you different than other professionals in Atlanta? Are you certified to do this and how does that happen? Why should I use an independent consultant for AdWords? Why is it important to use my own credit card to pay for ads? (if you're the client) Why is direct access so important to you and to give clients this inside access that others don't typically afford? Why don't you do SEO/organic search? Why is your background so important and should be considered vs other AdWords professionals? Web Site: JDBMedia.com The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Buckhead Business Show - Training, Staffing, Public vs Private Cloud and Paid Search Marketing Company: Concept Software and Services - Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Uday Gupte - Vice President of Concept Software and Services, Inc. Michael Moore clean 31:55 CoFounders Podcast – South Metro Development Outlook Conference, Social Entrepreneurship and Communication Platform http://probusinesschannelusa.com/cofounders-podcast-south-metro-development-outlook-conference-social-entrepreneurship-and-communication-platform/ Tue, 14 Feb 2017 18:00:30 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5397 CoFounders Podcast - South Metro Development Outlook Conference, Social Entrepreneurship and Communication Platform Muhammad Siddique Brief Description of Product or Service: We are on the mission to empower 1 Million social entrepreneurs and have enrolled 150K+ entrepreneurs in last 12+ months. We teach them how to fish for life and as a result, thousands of lives has been changed forever. Show Topics: Social Entrepreneurship Web Site/Social Media: http://meetsiddique.com http://facebook.com/siddiquem http://linkedin.com/in/meetsiddique Edward Chase Company or Product Name: i.d.e.a. Website or Social Media: linkedin.com/in/edward-chase-8b6143ba Company or Product Name: Prattle, Inc Sam Getty, CEO Brief Description of Product or Service: Prattle is an open and social communication platform that lets you be a part of quality conversations and connects you with like-minded people, based on shared interests. Show Topics: Story, product, mission, and what's next Web Site: www.LetsPrattle.com Michael Hightower South Metro Development Outlook Conference South Metro Development Outlook (SMDO) is the brainchild of Michael Hightower who is the Managing Partner at The Collaborative Firm, a land use planning, program management and real estate development company located in East Point, Georgia. SMDO serves as a platform to convene elected officials and industry professionals with a common interest in examining and discussing relevant growth-related issues in the southern crescent. It highlights the following seven South Metro counties and the southern part of Atlanta: Clayton, Coweta, Douglas, Fayette, Henry, Spalding and South Fulton. Each year, South Metro Development Outlook features highly acclaimed industry experts and government officials providing invaluable information on topics of interest. Show Topics: South Metro Development Outlook marks 15 years in 2017. Discussion can center around some of the highlights of South Metro accomplishments within the last 15 years, including a boom in the film industry; MARTA transit services in Clayton County (the first expansion of MARTA outside Fulton and DeKalb counties since MARTA began operating in 1971 and the Google Data Center in Douglas County. Web Site: www.southmetrooutlook.com CoFounders Podcast Conversations with Co-Founders & Start-Ups Sponsored in part by... WeWork For more info about WeWork visit: www.wework.com/locations/atlanta/buckhead To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CoFoundersPodcast.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com (Click on the show photo album)  CoFounders Podcast - South Metro Development Outlook Conference, Social Entrepreneurship and Communication Platform Muhammad Siddique Brief Description of Product or Service: We are on the mission to empower 1 Million social entrepreneurs and have e... Pro Business Channel clean 34:21 Buckhead Business Show – Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce along with Financial and Performance Experts http://probusinesschannelusa.com/buckhead-business-show-georgia-hispanic-chamber-of-commerce-along-with-financial-and-performance-experts/ Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:00:33 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5390 Buckhead Business Show - Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce along with Financial and Performance Experts Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Santiago Marquez - Vice President/CFO Santiago is Vice President and CFO for the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He has been in the non-profit sector for over 20 years ad has been with the chamber since 2008. Topics/Questions: History of the GHCC Current number of members / size of the chamber Services offered to members What events will be held this year? How do you obtain membership Web Site: www.ghcc.org Ashfrod Advisors Kenny Vasquez - Financial Representative Kenny Vasquez is a Financial Representative with Ashford Advisors, a general agency of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, New York, NY and he specializes in helping families and business owners protect what's important through life and disability insurance. Topics/Questions: Tell us a little about your business How long have you been a member of the chamber and what do you do for them? How has being a member of the GHCC helped your business? Web Site: www.AshfordAdvisors.net Performance Strategies, Inc. Diane Bogino, President Like you, behavior expert, Diane Bogino, has seen the spectrum of team performance. What is it that makes a team function really well? Is it that once-a-year bonding retreat? Is it as simple as mutual respect? Is it good team morale? Or is there a different story? Almost three decades of experience as a coach, a behavioral scientist, an entrepreneur, gaining expertise in human resources, and working in a variety of industries affords Diane a perspective for business and teams that is rare in the coaching field. Unlike many coaches, Diane understands that addressing the team as a unit and placing a focus on each team member’s needs is the only way to achieve full balance, harmony, and productivity for a high performing team. Topics/Questions: 1.You work a lot with teams, but how is what you do different from the normal let’s join hands and sing “kumbaya” team building programs? 2.Can you give us a brief description of how you address both? 3.Can you explain what you mean by X-Ray and what else it reveals? 4.Hmmm, So the CEO can view the team in their underwear! 5.You are a behavioral scientist and you work with executives, don’t they already know how to behave? 6.Can you give us an example? 7.What are some recommendations for organizations going through changes? 8.Can you elaborate on that for us? 9.How does that translate in the corporate world? Web Site and Social Media Links: Web Site: www.performstrat.com Twitter: @BoginoD LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/diane-bogino-b99232 The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com  Buckhead Business Show - Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce along with Financial and Performance Experts Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Santiago Marquez - Vice President/CFO - Santiago is Vice President and CFO for the Georgia Hispanic Chamb... Michael Moore clean 32:03 Capital Club Radio – Special Episode Interview with Walt Collins from the 2017 DBA International Conference http://probusinesschannelusa.com/capital-club-radio-special-episode-interview-walt-collins-2017-dba-international-conference/ Wed, 08 Feb 2017 21:00:17 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5662 Capital Club Radio - Special Episode Interview with Walt Collins from the 2017 DBA International Conference A Model of Personal and Professional Perseverance, Walt Collins Shares His Story Featuring: Walt Collins, Founder of Collins Financial Listen to Walt Collins, a prominent figure in the debt buying industry and founder of Collins Financial. In this interview, he shares his insights, vision and how he has personally been changed through years of living and breathing this business. Walt shares his successes and challenges as he makes his second entrée in the debt buying industry. Here is a glimpse of what Walt shared in the interview. Walt discusses the aftermath of his exit from his first debt buying company; “It took the private equity firm about five and half years to run the company in the ground, and my poor people were losing jobs and losing the opportunity …” Walt shares his wife’s “miracle” that changed his life. “You hear them tell you,’… you really have to get with hospice; you’re not going to keep her around much longer.’ And then shortly after, they called to say, ’We have a liver for her and we need your acceptance. Yes, or no, right now!’ Linkedin:   https://www.linkedin.com/in/walt-collins-99001549 About Capital Club Radio Hosted by: Michael Flock Sponsored by: Flock Specialty Finance Providing 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.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CapitalClubRadioShow.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com   Capital Club Radio - Special Episode Interview with Walt Collins from the 2017 DBA International Conference - A Model of Personal and Professional Perseverance, Walt Collins Shares His Story Featuring: Walt Collins, Founder of Collins Financial - Michael Flock clean 40:45 Capital Club Radio – Special Episode Interview with Bob Morris from the 2017 DBA International Conference http://probusinesschannelusa.com/capital-club-radio-special-episode-interview-bob-morris-2017-dba-international-conference/ Wed, 08 Feb 2017 19:00:34 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5659 Capital Club Radio - Special Episode Interview with Bob Morris from the 2017 DBA International Conference Bob Morris, CEO and founder of Oliphant Financial and co-founder of Beam software takes center stage with Michael Flock in the current episode of Capital Club Radio. Bob discusses his history in the debt buying industry as well as his view that any venture in this competitive and evolving space must be positioned for change and diversification. He shares how this philosophy has impacted the way he has managed the products and ventures he has developed over the years. Here is a glimpse of what Bob shared in the interview. Bob shares with Michael his thoughts about the early years at Oliphant: “Well before CFPB ever became the thing, or had any impact on this business… we were misleadingly friendly in our letters, but we wanted to immediately differentiate ourselves from being any sort of an old guard agency… and I’d like to think that’s how this business actually revolutionized the ARM industry.” Bob comments on some of the biggest changes he has seen in the debt buying industry: “the biggest thing that happened was the qualitative measurements of paper – [the] method of quantifying it and qualifying it as a purchasable asset – changed. Bank recovery managers would sell at various stages of the recovery cycle, which means you’ve got a huge price differential” Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-morris-01273b11 About Capital Club Radio Hosted by: Michael Flock Sponsored by: Flock Specialty Finance Providing 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.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CapitalClubRadioShow.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com   Capital Club Radio - Special Episode Interview with Bob Morris from the 2017 DBA International Conference - Bob Morris, CEO and founder of Oliphant Financial and co-founder of Beam software takes center stage with Michael Flock in the current episode ... Michael Flock clean 36:25 Capital Club Radio – Back to the Future: Past Debt Buyer Association (DBA) Presidents discuss history and future of DBA http://probusinesschannelusa.com/capital-club-radio-back-future-past-debt-buyer-association-dba-presidents-discuss-history-future-dba/ Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:30:41 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5431 Capital Club Radio - Back to the Future: Past Debt Buyer Association (DBA) Presidents discuss history and future of DBA 00:00 Announcer: On behalf of the Pro Business Channel, we're excited to welcome Michael Flock, the host of Capital Club Radio. Broadcasting on Pro Business Channel networks out of Atlanta, and on nine syndicated platforms including iTunes, Google Play and iHeartRadio. And recently interviewed on NPR. And now, live from the 20th annual DBA conference, please welcome Chairman and CEO of FLOCK Specialty Finance, Michael Flock. [applause] 00:27 Michael Flock: Good morning, good morning. We at FLOCK Specialty Finance believe in the power of community, and that's why a little over a year ago we started a radio show called the Capital Club Radio Show, to build a community of thought leaders, of creative people in this industry who have made a difference for the Debt Buyers Association and others in the accounts receivable management sector. We talk about lessons learned, the successes and failures of the different companies, of the different leaders in this space, and we convert these broadcasts to podcast, which we distribute to the few thousand followers we have, and then we also distribute the podcast to our guests, and they can use the podcast as they see fit. 01:08 MF: This morning I am absolutely honored to be here today, hosting the Capital Club Radio Show, as we help celebrate 20 years of the Debt Buyers Association, or DBA. We're celebrating 20 years of connections, 20 years of trust, 20 years of building a new industry. And, if you're a Falcons fan like me, maybe you're celebrating 20 years of drinking. [laughter] 01:36 MF: To be more serious, this has been an incredible roller-coaster of 20 years for all of us. There have been good times and bad times, we've seen periods of great supply, we've seen periods of very tight supply. Periods of low prices and high prices. Periods of loose regulation, and periods of very onerous regulation. So we've thrived and survived in large part, thanks to the leaders of the Debt Buyers Association, some of whom are sitting right here, and also the members and staff of the total Debt Buyers Association. DBA, I think, has been essential to this industry. It's been essential in defining it, supporting it, and helping grow, and helping legitimize it. 02:25 MF: In our company, FLOCK Specialty Finance, we talk a lot about the power and importance of passion and perseverance, which drive performance. And I can't think of five better leaders today who represent passion, perseverance, and performance than Walt Collins, Bob Morris, Mike Bendickson, Kaye Dreifuerst, and Todd Lansky. And we also wanna recognize, Dennis, sitting right here, who helped start this association. He had the idea for the Debt Buyers Association, I think, along with these folks. So it was his idea that brings us here today. So Dennis, thank you very much for that idea, and 20 years later we're celebrating it, it's now a reality. 03:17 MF: But without the passion and perseverance, there's no way this industry would ever have come so far from the gunslinger culture of the past, to the more professional, more consumer friendly culture, than the debt buying and collection industry that we are today. So, I think in general, the evolution of the past 20 years has been steady, but obviously not without its challenges, which we're gonna discuss here in a few minutes. And Jan Stieger shared with me some very interesting and positive statistics. According to Jan, our Executive Director, who you just heard from, there were only 60 members back in 1997, and today, there are 546. At our first annual conference, there were only 125 attendees, and today we're gonna be close to 900. 04:08 MF: So in spite of the recent consolidation in our industry, due to a drop of supply of consumer charged-off debt, and due to, obviously, the radical regulation that we've lived through, Capital Club Radio - Back to the Future: Past Debt Buyer Association (DBA) Presidents discuss history and future of DBA 00:00 Announcer: On behalf of the Pro Business Channel, we're excited to welcome Michael Flock, the host of Capital Club Radio. Michael Flock clean 55:08 Capital Club Radio – Special Episode Interview with Lou DiPalma from the 2017 DBA International Conference http://probusinesschannelusa.com/capital-club-radio-special-episode-interview-with-lou-dipalma-from-the-2017-dba-international-conference/ Tue, 07 Feb 2017 20:00:26 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5531 Live from Las Vegas!  Capital Club Radio - Special Episode Interview with Lou DiPalma from the 2017 DBA International Conference Lou DiPalma: A Risk Avoider Who Serves Risk Takers Michael Flock talks with industry expert, Lou DiPalma, the founder and managing partner of Garnet Capital Advisors. Michael probes his thoughts and insights concerning the debt sales industry - the evolution and impact of regulations and the future for the industry at large.  Michael also explores Lou's business model and how Garnet is adapting to provide support and help its clients take the risk out of their investments.   Here is a glimpse of what Lou shared in the interview. Lou shares: "the people who take money, OPM, "other people's money", invest it and make money... I have a lot of respect for them...." Clients say, "We like you because you take our assets, you deconstruct them, and then it's very transparent as to who you show it to, the price, and how deals get done. Rather than you buying it, and then making $10 million and then nobody knows what happens." Lou discusses his views on his business: "We feel responsible for everything. So, if I had to say what our best feature is and what our worst feature is, it's responsibility. Sometimes it's like, "Okay just get it done." But our best client is a partner. It's somebody who we've dealt with for a long time and there's a level of trust there that we're just going to... We take their assets and we say, "If this was ours, what would we do?" Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/loudipalma About Capital Club Radio Hosted by Michael Flock, Chairman & CEO of FLOCK Specialty Finance, Capital Club Radio provides a forum for leaders in the middle market segment which has typically been underserved by traditional banking. Capital Club Radio provides listeners an opportunity to gain valuable business insights and perspectives to deal with market uncertainty. Topics will include: key success factors, both personal and professional, dealing with adversity, outlook for the industry and your business. Hosted by: Michael Flock Sponsored by: Flock Specialty Finance Providing 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.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CapitalClubRadioShow.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com   Live from Las Vegas!  Capital Club Radio - Special Episode Interview with Lou DiPalma from the 2017 DBA International Conference Lou DiPalma: A Risk Avoider Who Serves Risk Takers Michael Flock talks with industry expert, Lou DiPalma, Michael Flock clean 36:29 Buckhead Business Show – A Real Estate Investor, a Creative Connector and a Mentalist Walked into our Studio http://probusinesschannelusa.com/buckhead-business-show-real-estate-investor-creative-connector-mentalist-walked-studio/ Tue, 31 Jan 2017 15:00:16 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5370 Buckhead Business Show - A Real Estate Investor, a Creative Connector and a Mentalist Walked into our Studio Company: 100 Percent Financed Juan Pablo - Real Estate Investor & Online Entrepreneur. Juan Graduated college broke, bad credit, and no job. Moved to NYC with an intense desire to become a real estate investor. Learned how to invest out of state in profitable markets. Quit my day job at 30 years old with 30 rental units in my portfolio. Then, I created 100 Percent Financed to help people succeed financially via education, credit repair, and business funding. Now, I have 63 rental units and speak nationally. Topics/Questions: How to creatively invest in real estate. How to invest in other markets. How to run real estate investing as an entrepreneur without it demanding your physical presence. How to repair your own credit. How to get business funding in 30 days or less. How to get started in real estate. How to get started in real estate with no money and bad credit. Web Site and Social Media Links: http://100percentfinanced.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Pl8TV9HQI2PGXaEciWSgw https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/100-percent-financed-podcast/id985431893?mt=2 facebook.com/100percentfinanced Compise Productions, LLC Nick Compise - Mentalist Throughout time, people have been fascinated with the possibility of reading someone's mind. My guest makes this a reality with two incredible services. He is regarded as the world's premier mind reader who can read people’s thoughts, influence their actions, and predict the future. His talents capture the imagination of people of all walks of life and is in constant demand all over the country as an Entertainer and Micro Expression/ Body Language Instructor. Topics/Questions: I want to talk about my two services of Entertainment and Instruction for the corporate world.     1. How long have I been an entertainer and an Instructor? 2. What kind of entertainment I provide? 3. Where I perform? 4. What kind of Instruction I provide? 5. What are some of the benefits of knowing how to read Micro Expressions and Body Language? 6. Who and where do I provide this instruction for? 7. What city I am based out of? Web Site and/or Social Media Links: www.NickCompise.com DSG & Associates, LLC Connecting People to People and Ideas To Results Deborah Schwartz Griffin, Founder/CEO Deborah is a proven consultative sales and business development leader successful at building trusting relationships, identifying clients needs, developing solutions, following up to make sure she delivers on all promises. Deborah has increased revenues for world-class companies and organizations in the industries of food service, business advisory accounting, trade associations, meeting and events, broadcast sales, print, graphic design, social media, news & production for over 25 years. Her focus has been in strategic business development; consultative relationship selling; building partnerships & alliances; and, helping and serving others. Whether through her consulting business she founded in 2001, DSG & Associates, LLC or working directly for an organization, Deborahs clients say she has delivered significant value because she is a change-maker persistent in her follow-up, resourceful and creative, very caring about the people she works with, personally responsible and fully accountable, optimistic and resilient, and energized by challenges Deborah joined Creative Approach in January 2015, a state of the art digital printing, wide format solutions, bulk mail fulfillment, graphic design, and social media marketing company. Based in Savannah, Creative Approach will open a second location in Atlanta Spring, 2015 and brought Deborah on as their VP of Strategic Business Development through her consulting company, DSG & Associates, LLC responsible for strategy, business development, sales, marketing & building partnerships and alliances. Buckhead Business Show - A Real Estate Investor, a Creative Connector and a Mentalist Walked into our Studio - Company: 100 Percent Financed Juan Pablo - Real Estate Investor & Online Entrepreneur. - Juan Graduated college broke, bad credit, Michael Moore clean 35:32 Planning Successfully – Restrictive Agreements – Non-compete, Non-solicitation and Non-Disclosure http://probusinesschannelusa.com/planning-successfully-restrictive-agreements-non-compete-non-solicitation-and-non-disclosure/ Wed, 25 Jan 2017 16:00:51 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5282 Planning Successfully – Restrictive Agreements - Non-compete, Non-solicitation and Non-Disclosure More about our guest Rett Peaden: Rett’s practice focuses on helping the owners of closely-held businesses and professional services firms exit their businesses, whether that involves selling the business or transferring it to the next generation. Getting a business onto a solid footing with regard to succession planning is essential, and Rett is well-versed in sophisticated tax strategies and entity structuring techniques that may be needed. He will also advise on and guide clients through strategic acquisitions to grow their own businesses. Rett regularly counsels clients on corporate, partnership, and related tax-planning matters, including the negotiation and preparation of mergers and acquisitions agreements, the drafting of shareholders agreements, the formation of limited partnerships and limited liability companies, the structuring of inbound investment opportunities for foreign nationals, the creation and operation of private foundations and public charities, and the review and drafting of executive compensation agreements. In connection with advising the owners of closely-held businesses, Rett has developed a particular interest in the taxation of pass-through entities such as S-Corporations, partnerships, and trusts. Preserving legacy. The estate planning side of the practice, often done for the owners of closely held businesses, is highly personal, involving an individual’s legacy and the achievements of a lifetime. Rett’s purpose is to help his clients prepare for the future, provide for their families, and accomplish their long-term personal and charitable goals. In doing so, he works to develop plans that are well thought out and emphasize preserving wealth from unnecessary taxes and unanticipated risks. He knows how to take family dynamics into account, and draws insights from his work in business exit-planning and trust and estate administration to help families plan with foresight to avoid problems that could happen later on. Rett is often called upon by other professionals to advise them on the complicated income and transfer tax issues that can arise in the context of trusts and estates. On the trust and estate administration side of the practice, Rett works in both contested and uncontested matters. He assists survivors in managing their inherited wealth, and often continues to serve their families and family businesses as a trusted advisor on the basis of the confidence he inspires in them. “I want to help my clients achieve their goals and attain the best possible results given their unique circumstances.” – Rett Peaden Web site: http://www.dmqlaw.com/attorneys/peaden Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/people/iweReconnectAction About the show host: Matthew Thiry Shareholder with Davis, Matthews & Quigley, P.C Business Law; Business Litigation; Fiduciary Litigation; Arbitrator and Mediator Services “I am driven by results. I want to achieve my client’s goals as quickly and efficiently as possible, and do so in a way that’s professional.” Guiding the best business decisions. Matt Thiry understands the delicate balance between providing an environment for growth and managing risk. Prior to becoming an attorney, Matt’s background included operating businesses, as well as computer programming and related experience in the technology field. This business acumen allows him to offer legal advice with practical experience to businesses of all sizes, as well as business owners, families, and individuals. Matt is a trusted business advisor relied on by his clients as a member of their team by filling their needs for outside general counsel. As a business lawyer, Matt provides advice to existing businesses and start-ups regarding legal issues, such as risk management, covenants, business formation, and other day-to-day matters encountered by businesses. Planning Successfully – Restrictive Agreements - Non-compete, Non-solicitation and Non-Disclosure More about our guest Rett Peaden: - Rett’s practice focuses on helping the owners of closely-held businesses and professional services firms exit their ... Matthew Thiry clean 31:17 Capital Club Radio – Tom Fricke Talks about Balanced Leadership, Decision Making and Execution http://probusinesschannelusa.com/capital-club-radio-tom-fricke-talks-balanced-leadership-decision-making-execution/ Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:00:13 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5267 Capital Club Radio - Tom Fricke Talks about Balanced Leadership, Decision Making and Execution   Mr. Fricke is an energetic, versatile Senior Operating Executive with over 25 years of outstanding performance in leading transformational change in both domestic and international markets at highly competitive consumer products and retail organizations. Dynamic, well-rounded general manager who quickly analyzes complex businesses and develops and articulates a clear vision for success. Identifies strong leaders, builds cohesive teams, and inspires and motivates all to achieve exceptional long-term, sustainable business results. So with all these interesting experiences, from the Navy to corporate and now as an entrepreneur and a consultant to some start-up companies, now hear how Tom developed his philosophy of balanced leadership. Connect with Tom via Linkedin (To read the full Interview show transcription, scroll down under the photos) Capital Club Radio Hosted by: Michael Flock Sponsored 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 nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CapitalClubRadioShow.comTo view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com To read the full Interview show transcription, scroll down under the photos Capital Club Radio 01-24-17 Interview with Tom Fricke (Show Transcript) 00:07 Intro: Broadcasting live from the Pro Business Channel Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, it's time for Capital Club Radio brought to you by FLOCK Specialty Finance. Please welcome your host, Chairman and CEO, Michael Flock. 00:24 Michael Flock: Good morning and welcome to Capital Club Radio. We are delighted today to have one of our most distinguished investors of FLOCK, Tom Fricke. Tom is a successful CEO and leader in business, and also his personal life. He's got a very engaging story about how he's developed this philosophy of balanced leadership. And he did that through several years in some very important companies like HMSHost, where he was CEO. It's a North American and market leader in airport and turnpike concessions. Revenues of $2.5 billion dollars. He was also CEO of Cartridge World, the largest retailer of re-manufactured and refilled ink cartridges. He was also VP of Asset Protection at Home Depot, and Chief Administrative Officer at Giant Eagle, and held multiple senior positions at Pepsi. 01:23 MF: Recently, he's transitioned from kinda the pure corporate world to one of advising. He has a company now called Fricke Consulting, and he is currently working with Morgan Stanley Private Equity on acquisitions in food services. He's also a strategic advisor to the board of a spa and wellness center company, and now also working closely with an e-commerce business platform that is entering a new vertical. Tom is a graduate of the US Naval Academy, and also obtained his MBA from Stanford University. So Tom, tell me about, with all these interesting experiences you've had, from the Navy to corporate and now as an entrepreneur and a consultant to some start-up companies, how did you develop this theory or this philosophy of balanced leadership? 02:13 Tom Fricke: Well, first of all, it's great to be here, Michael, so thank you for the great introduction. I guess a couple of ways. Number one, when you're in turnaround roles, you tend to get forced into the leadership crucible relatively quickly. And in my case, it started early. When you go to the Naval Academy, that is a big part of your education, Capital Club Radio - Tom Fricke Talks about Balanced Leadership, Decision Making and Execution -   - Mr. Fricke is an energetic, versatile Senior Operating Executive with over 25 years of outstanding performance in leading transformational change... Michael Flock clean 40:42 Buckhead Business Show – From Branding and Experience Design to Farmstar Living http://probusinesschannelusa.com/buckhead-business-show-branding-experience-design-farmstar-living/ Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:00:36 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5261 Buckhead Business Show - From Branding and Experience Design to Farmstar Living Company: Nine Labs Name of Person to be Interviewed: J Cornelius Guest BIO: J is a brand strategist, experience designer, and business consultant. He’s been building digital products for the web since 1996, and has been credited with creating multiple things web designers and developers take for granted today. He’s the Founder and CEO of Nine Labs, a digital experience design and strategy consultancy based in Atlanta, GA. He speaks at conferences around the world, sits on the advisory board for The Iron Yard, and has served as a startup mentor at Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center. Previously, he was the VP of Operations at CoffeeCup Software where he helped grow the company from a fledgling startup to a multi-national with over 50,000,000 users worldwide, and was the President of Bluedomino web hosting which grew from zero to over 25,000 accounts before being acquired in 2002. He started his first business in high school and never looked back. Topics/Questions to Discuss: Branding and experience design for startups and enterprise innovation groups. Web Site and/or Social Media Links: NineLabs.com jcornelius.com twitter.com/jc Company: Farmstar Living Name of Person to be Interviewed: Mary Blackmon Topics/Questions to Discuss: farm and fresh food etc. Web Site: FarmStarLiving.com The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com   Buckhead Business Show - From Branding and Experience Design to Farmstar Living - Company: Nine Labs - Name of Person to be Interviewed: J Cornelius - Guest BIO: J is a brand strategist, experience designer, and business consultant. Michael Moore clean 33:51 Former Guest on Atlanta Legal Experts Appears on New CBS Reality T.V. Show – Hunted http://probusinesschannelusa.com/former-guest-on-atlanta-legal-experts-appears-on-new-cbs-reality-t-v-show-hunted/ Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:28:18 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5208 David Windecher, The Windecher Firm, Author of  “The American Dream : HisStory in the Making” and Former Guest on Atlanta Legal Experts Appears on New CBS Reality T.V. Show - Hunted About Hunted Hunted follows nine teams of two in a real-life manhunt as they attempt the nearly impossible task of disappearing in today’s vast digital world as highly skilled investigators combine state-of-the-art tracking methods with traditional tactics to pursue and catch them. From searching their targets’ homes and scouring their internet and cell phone histories, to identifying behavioral patterns, Hunters in the field and Command Center investigators work together to identify clues to potential hiding places and collaborators that can ultimately lead to capture. Will the anxiety of being fugitives on the run cause teams to make a critical error, or will they be able to stay off the grid long enough to avoid being found within 100,000 square miles of the southeastern United States? A grand prize of $250,000 will be awarded to each team that successfully evades being caught for up to 28 days. David Windecher grew up impoverished in the streets of Miami.  Surrounded by rampant crime and little opportunity, David chose a life of vice and violence out of desperation. David was first arrested at age eleven.  Over the following eight years, David was further seduced by a dark street life racked with violence, drugs and money.  What started as desperate measures to feed his family of six turned into a criminal lifestyle.  Windecher joined a gang, sold dope, built and masterminded a crime ring and was arrested 13 times. David Lee Windecher risked his life and the lives of his family to leave the gang.  He beat the self-imposed negative cycle of street life through sheer will and commitment to be better. He vanquished self-doubt and conquered his deep fears of fitting in at school to pursue an education. In 2005, David graduated summa cum laude from college and proceeded to graduate from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta. On May 25, 2014, David Lee Windecher took the Oath of Attorney in the very same court room he had appeared fifteen years earlier in handcuffs and an orange jumpsuit.  He is now a licensed attorney in both Georgia and Florida. David has chronicled his transformation from defendant to defense attorney in a compelling new book entitled “The AmerIcan Dream – HisStory in the Making.”  David wrote this book to detail the challenges facing kids and teens growing up in poverty and in tough neighborhoods. His book is now serving as required reading in Atlanta metro area court ordered rehabilitation programs. David also mentors non-violent teen offenders in the Atlanta metro area. He is the founder of RED, Inc. (Rehabilitation Enables Dreams), a non-profit organization which sponsors GED programs for young juveniles facing non-violent criminal charges and capable of rehabilitation through an education. RED, Inc.’s mission is to decrease recidivism and increase literacy among America’s youth. David is the recipient of the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction award in both 2013 and 2014. David is also the recipient of the “40 Under 40” Award by both Georgia Trend Magazine and the Atlanta Business Chronicle.David Windecher is a business owner, HLN Legal Analyst and motivational speaker. Windecher speaks passionately about rehabilitation of youthful offenders, the “ban the box” initiative and solving America’s gang problem. Website Twitter LinkedIn Atlanta Legal Experts Radio Show where attorneys come to share their expertise and make connections with the other guests. We also host networking events for attorneys, business owners, CPA’s & financial professionals. Speed network with attorneys, business owners, CPA’s, & Financial Planners based on an intelligent analysis of your company’s Referral Source Analytic s. As a Professional Connector, I practice the law of reciprocity in my everyday life. David Windecher, The Windecher Firm, Author of  “The American Dream : HisStory in the Making” and Former Guest on Atlanta Legal Experts Appears on New CBS Reality T.V. Show - Hunted About Hunted Hunted follows nine teams of two in a real-life manhunt... Emily Rowell clean 46:10 CoFounders Podcast – The Guest Experience, Your Target Audience and The Dessert Place http://probusinesschannelusa.com/cofounders-podcast-guest-experience-target-audience-dessert-place/ Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:00:39 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5263 CoFounders Podcast - The Guest Experience, Your Target Audience and The Dessert Place Taylor Romero Company or Product Name: Sprucebot Brief Description of Your Product or Service: The guest experience bot Show Topics: Brick-and-mortar vs e-commerce. Why Amazon Go will not win. Web Site: sprucebot.com Marisa Meddin Company or Product Name: The Dessert Place Brief Description of Product or Service: Desserts; primarily mail order; direct to consumer Show Topics: My/my mother & godmother's story Web Site/Social Media: FB: @thedessertplaceatl Insta: @thedessertplaceatl Twitter: dessertplaceatl K.M. Howard Company or Product Name: Ekthesi Advertising & Consulting Firm Brief Description of Your Product or Service: By providing Advertising Solutions and Business Consulting, we know precisely how to reach your target audience. Show Topics: Who is in Ekthesi Advertising's target market? What makes you different? Are your services expensive? Web Site/Social Media: EkthesiAdvertising.com Facebook.com/EkthesiAdvertising CoFounders Podcast Conversations with Co-Founders & Start-Ups Sponsored in part by... WeWork For more info about WeWork visit: www.wework.com/locations/atlanta/buckhead To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CoFoundersPodcast.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com (Click on the show photo album)  CoFounders Podcast - The Guest Experience, Your Target Audience and The Dessert Place Taylor Romero - Company or Product Name: Sprucebot - Brief Description of Your Product or Service: The guest experience bot - Show Topics: Pro Business Channel clean 34:18 Buckhead Business Show – Lessons from a Polo Player and Wealth Manager http://probusinesschannelusa.com/buckhead-business-show-lessons-polo-player-wealth-manager/ Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:00:34 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5251 Buckhead Business Show - Lessons from a Polo Player and Wealth Manager Company: Supporting Your Choices, Inc. Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Mike Sena CFP(r), Senior Planner, Supporting Your Choices, Inc. Guest BIO: Father, author, speaker, radio personality, polo player and wealth manager. I figured out pretty quick that the Fortune 500 was not for me, and I have been on my own since I was 25. I've started and operated four different businesses, and over the years have learned the value of process, common sense and flexibility. I love having conversations about money and life, and help my clients make the most of what they have, live more in the present and feel comfortable and secure with a process that fits their objectives and situation. Topics/Questions to Discuss: The different businesses I have started. Why I got out of corporate America. How I got here. Polo What's next? Web Site: MikeSenaCFP.com The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com  Buckhead Business Show - Lessons from a Polo Player and Wealth Manager - Company: Supporting Your Choices, Inc. - Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Mike Sena CFP(r), Senior Planner, Supporting Your Choices, Inc. - Guest BIO: Father, author, Michael Moore clean 31:51 CoFounders MatchUp with Speakers Panel and Live Show! http://probusinesschannelusa.com/cofounders-matchup-with-speakers-panel-and-live-show/ Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:10 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5216 First Ever "On-Site" Broadcast of the CoFounders & StartUp Show with a LIVE audience! To view the full CoFounders Matchup Broadcast, Click Here! CoFoundersLab Matchup held in 45 cities and 5 countries comes to Atlanta! The event connects co-founders, advisers, and interns to build strong, core startup teams. Connect now with a potential core team member by creating your free profile on CoFoundersLab.com Among the panel experts are: Sangram Vajre CoFounder of Terminus, Author of Account Based Marketing Founder of Flip My Funnel and Inc Columnist. https://www.linkedin.com/in/sangramvajre Cassius Butts Executive In Residence at Georgia State University J. Mack Robinson College of Business Former Regional Administrator - U.S. Small Business Administration https://www.linkedin.com/in/cassiusbutts Jim Beach Founder and Host of the School for Startups Radio Show Syndicated Radio Show on 12 Am/Fm Markets Devoted to Small Business Web Sites and Social Media https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesabeach   Matthew Thiry Attorney/Shareholder, Davis, Matthews & Quigley, P.C. Business Law; Fiduciary Litigation; Arbitrator and Mediator Services https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewthiry J Cornelius Founder and CEO / Nine Labs Helping startups transform ideas from the napkin to revenue. President Atlanta Web Design Group (3K+ members) https://www.linkedin.com/in/jcornelius Panel Moderators: Rich Casanova Broadcaster, Talk Show Host Chief Operations Manager, Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova Craig Williams Mensch/Social Architect VP of Media Partnerships, Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/owginc For a full list of our events visit:  ProBusinessEvents.com CoFounders Podcast Conversations with Co-Founders & Start-Ups Sponsored in part by... WeWork For more info about WeWork visit: www.wework.com/locations/atlanta/buckhead To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CoFoundersPodcast.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com (Click on the show photo album)   First Ever "On-Site" Broadcast of the CoFounders & StartUp Show with a LIVE audience! - To view the full CoFounders Matchup Broadcast, Click Here! - CoFoundersLab Matchup held in 45 cities and 5 countries comes to Atlanta! Pro Business Channel clean 51:03 Franchise Business Radio – Zaxby’s Atlanta and the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research http://probusinesschannelusa.com/franchise-business-radio-zaxbys-atlanta-rally-foundation-childhood-cancer-research/ Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:00:09 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5191 Franchise Business Radio - Zaxby's Atlanta and the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research On this episode and interview with Charlotte Haigler, Zaxby's Atlanta Co-Op Topics to Discuss: Zaxby's Atlanta Co-Op has signed on as the Presenting Sponsor of Rally Idol 2, an evening of live musical performances by children fighting cancer, to benefit the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research. ZAXBY’S NAMED PRESENTING SPONSOR FOR RALLY IDOL 2! HOSTED BY THE RALLY FOUNDATION FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER RESEARCH American Idol Alumni Clark Beckham, Haley Reinhart, Casey Abrams and Anthony Federov to serve as celebrity judges ATLANTA – The Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research announced today that Zaxby’s will be the presenting sponsor of Rally Idol 2, a rocking night of live musical performances on Saturday, January 28, by the most brave kids in Atlanta. Rally Kids, kids who are fighting or who have fought cancer, will be the stars of Rally Idol 2 as they take the stage in front hundreds of fans at The Buckhead Theatre to perform “American Idol style” with a live band. American Idol alumni Clark Beckham, Haley Reinhart, Casey Abrams and Anthony Federov will act as celebrity judges, giving their feedback after each performance. The live audience at the Buckhead Theatre will “vote” on their phones throughout the evening to support childhood cancer research. Each vote is a donation and every Rally Kid is a winner! Tickets for Rally Idol 2 are $20 for single admission and $80 for a family pass. To learn more about Rally Idol 2 or to purchase tickets, visit RallyIdol.org or follow @RallyIdol on Facebook and Twitter. “I love the mission of the Rally Foundation and raising funds specifically for childhood cancer research,” said Charlotte Haigler, licensee of the Atlanta Zaxby’s co-op. “Childhood cancer affects so many in our community. We need more research money to go directly to stopping childhood cancer. I have a passion for Rally Idol and the awareness it brings to the children affected by cancer. It is a night of fun, music, fundraising and highlighting the exceptional singers and their talent. I have tremendous respect for the family that has so lovingly started Rally Idol and their selfless donation of time and energy. I believe their mission fits the Zaxby's brand perfectly!” The first Rally Idol, a sold out event with more than 800 in attendance, made its debut in 2014 and raised $60,000 for childhood cancer research. Rally Idol 2 is the vision of 13 year-old Courtney Roach and her older sister, Emily. “We were inspired to do something big and amazing for my friend (Rally Kid) Ruby and for families like Ruby’s who are fighting or have fought cancer,” said Courtney. “We are thrilled to have Zaxby’s as a partner in the all-important fight against childhood cancer. There will be much to celebrate – Courtney’s and Emily’s vision, Zaxby’s generosity, stars giving back and talented kids affected by cancer pursuing their dreams,” said Dean Crowe, CEO and Founder of the Rally Foundation. “I am impressed that Courtney has brought together one of the nation’s fastest growing restaurants in Zaxby’s with these former American Idols, and even more impressed watching the talented Rally Kids perform at rehearsals. It is going to be an amazing night.” About Zaxby’s Enjoying great chicken in an atmosphere where you could be yourself? That’s what childhood friends Zach McLeroy and Tony Townley wanted to achieve when they founded Zaxby’s back in the 1990s. Many years and locations later, Zaxby’s is still delivering on that promise: to serve delicious chicken fingers, wings, sandwiches and salads in a fun, offbeat atmosphere where we welcome customers as friends. As of December 2016, Zaxby’s has grown to more than 800 locations in 16 states and is headquartered in Athens, Georgia. For more information, visit zaxbys.com or zaxbysfranchising.com. Franchise Business Radio - Zaxby's Atlanta and the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research - On this episode and interview with Charlotte Haigler, Zaxby's Atlanta Co-Op Topics to Discuss: Zaxby's Atlanta Co-Op has signed on as the Present... Pam Currie clean 44:06 Buckhead Business Show – Leadership, Business Automation and How Money Works http://probusinesschannelusa.com/buckhead-business-show-leadership-business-automation-money-works/ Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:00:16 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5201 Buckhead Business Show - Leadership, Business Automation and How Money Works Company or Product Name: Ball of Fire Inc. - Shift to Riches in 2017 Programs Guest Bernadette Boas: Bernadette Boas is known as a ball of fire leadership coach to corporate and entrepreneurial companies and their leaders. She is a compelling keynote speaker, radio host and author who transforms lives through her own personal and professional journey of success and losing it all. She is the founder of Ball of Fire Media a media and entertainment company, and Ball of Fire Consulting, a business management and leadership growth company focused on igniting leaders to achieve massive results for their organizations and themselves. With what she called her pink slip to freedom from her twenty-five year corporate career, Bernadette authored her first in a series of books entitled Shedding the Corporate Bitch, Shifting from Bitch to Rich in Life and Business. She most recently finished adapting her book into a feature film screenplay entitled Confessions of a Bitch! Bernadette currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia which she has called her home for twenty years, and can often be seen running around town with her four-legged best friend, Charlie. Topics to Discuss: I have to ask - what provoked you to write such a personal story in your book, Shedding the Corporate Bitch? How do you leverage that message today within your coaching, consulting and speaking business? What is the biggest lesson you learned and now coach your corporate and entrepreneurial professionals to heed? What should business owners and corporate professionals be focusing on currently, as they kick off a new year? What tips or advice do you have for them? Can you tell us about your Shift to Riches Program and what professionals can achieve from it? Web Site and/or Social Media Links: www.BallofFireInc.com www.SheddingtheBitch.com Facebook.com/ShifttoRich Twitter.com/ShedtheBitch https://www.linkedin.com/in/bernadetteboas Company or Product Name: Iron Isle Associates Business Process Mapping and Automation Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Steve Woodruff Steve is a serial entrepreneur, he’s owned businesses in technology, food service, construction, and the not-for-profit sector; plus, worked with clients in franchising, light manufacturing, marketing, medical, professional services, and much more. His current business stems from what’s common to all that varied experience - process. Tell us a bit about what Iron Isle does? Discuss our 5P framework - Policy, Process, Procedure, Productivity and Profit. Explain our step-by-step approach and how it pays back. What kinds of businesses are you working with now? Web Site: http://IronIsleAssociates.com   Company or Product Name: Rich Hart Global Inc. / Evalucore Institute Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Rich Hart Rich Hart: Business Dynamics Coach, International Real Estate Broker, Wealth Consultant, Speaker ABR, GRI, SRS, CIPS, CRB, MRP, CIIIS, SRES, RLI, SFR, C-RETS, RENE, GREEN & International NAR/ REBAC Training Consultant Rich is a prominent Business Dynamics Coach, International Real Estate Broker and Finance/ Wealth Consultant. Specializes in entrepreneurial and corporate business structuring as a “FOCUS Strategy Planning Developer” with offices in Georgia, New York and Florida. Prior to his speaking career, he spent over 35 years as a business executive and entrepreneurial professional in International Corporate America developing and intergrading operating practices for national and international business corporations. His organizational expertise as a Re-Structuring Business Specialist has prominently influenced many in the fields of Manufacturing, Distribution, Sales, Customer Service, Marketing, Finance and Technology. He is most recognized as a Business Educator & FOCUS Consultant for numerous profit and non-profit entities ... Buckhead Business Show - Leadership, Business Automation and How Money Works - Company or Product Name: Ball of Fire Inc. - Shift to Riches in 2017 Programs - Guest Bernadette Boas: - Bernadette Boas is known as a ball of fire leadership coach to c... Michael Moore clean 31:14 Planning Successfully – The Do’s and Don’ts of Selling Your Business – Part 2 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/planning-successfully-the-dos-and-donts-of-selling-your-business-part-2/ Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:00:10 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5181 Planning Successfully – The Do’s and Don’ts of Selling Your Business - Part 2 On this episode an interview with Rett Peaden. Representations and Warranties / Indemnification  What are these?  Why should a seller be concerned?  Personal liability Real Estate  Own / Rent  Different holding company?  Selling the real estate with the operating business? Trade Secrets / Intellectual Property  Does your business have these? Almost certainly to some extent.  How are these being protected? Third-Party Contracts  Suppliers, distributors, subcontractors, customers, etc.  Do you have written contracts? Well-written?  Are these, assignable, terminable, renewable? More about our guest Rett Peaden: Rett’s practice focuses on helping the owners of closely-held businesses and professional services firms exit their businesses, whether that involves selling the business or transferring it to the next generation. Getting a business onto a solid footing with regard to succession planning is essential, and Rett is well-versed in sophisticated tax strategies and entity structuring techniques that may be needed. He will also advise on and guide clients through strategic acquisitions to grow their own businesses. Rett regularly counsels clients on corporate, partnership, and related tax-planning matters, including the negotiation and preparation of mergers and acquisitions agreements, the drafting of shareholders agreements, the formation of limited partnerships and limited liability companies, the structuring of inbound investment opportunities for foreign nationals, the creation and operation of private foundations and public charities, and the review and drafting of executive compensation agreements. In connection with advising the owners of closely-held businesses, Rett has developed a particular interest in the taxation of pass-through entities such as S-Corporations, partnerships, and trusts. Preserving legacy. The estate planning side of the practice, often done for the owners of closely held businesses, is highly personal, involving an individual’s legacy and the achievements of a lifetime. Rett’s purpose is to help his clients prepare for the future, provide for their families, and accomplish their long-term personal and charitable goals. In doing so, he works to develop plans that are well thought out and emphasize preserving wealth from unnecessary taxes and unanticipated risks. He knows how to take family dynamics into account, and draws insights from his work in business exit-planning and trust and estate administration to help families plan with foresight to avoid problems that could happen later on. Rett is often called upon by other professionals to advise them on the complicated income and transfer tax issues that can arise in the context of trusts and estates. On the trust and estate administration side of the practice, Rett works in both contested and uncontested matters. He assists survivors in managing their inherited wealth, and often continues to serve their families and family businesses as a trusted advisor on the basis of the confidence he inspires in them. “I want to help my clients achieve their goals and attain the best possible results given their unique circumstances.” – Rett Peaden Web site: http://www.dmqlaw.com/attorneys/peaden Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/people/iweReconnectAction About the show host: Matthew Thiry Shareholder with Davis, Matthews & Quigley, P.C Business Law; Business Litigation; Fiduciary Litigation; Arbitrator and Mediator Services “I am driven by results. I want to achieve my client’s goals as quickly and efficiently as possible, and do so in a way that’s professional.” Guiding the best business decisions. Matt Thiry understands the delicate balance between providing an environment for growth and managing risk. Prior to becoming an attorney, Matt’s background included operating businesses, Planning Successfully – The Do’s and Don’ts of Selling Your Business - Part 2 - On this episode an interview with Rett Peaden. - Representations and Warranties / Indemnification  What are these?  Why should a seller be concerned? Matthew Thiry clean 32:56 Buckhead Business Show – Social Selling, Lead Generation, Digital Advertising and Marketing http://probusinesschannelusa.com/buckhead-business-show-social-selling-lead-generation-digital-advertising-marketing/ Tue, 20 Dec 2016 15:00:06 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5115 Buckhead Business Show - Social Selling, Lead Generation, Digital Advertising and Marketing   Interview with Phil Bush Company or Product Name: MavRen Sales & Marketing Guest BIO: Phil Bush is a Recognized Thought Leader in the Area of Sales & Marketing Process Creation, Development, and Enhancement. His Blog- www.dailysalesthoughts.com and his Radio Show - Sales Execution Optimization - The New SEO https://goo.gl/clwszs - Draw Readers and Listeners from around the World. He works with companies and individuals on Taking them from where they are today to an Enhanced State to take into Account the Social Selling Paradigm of the year 2016 Topics/Questions: How has Sales Change in recent times with the advent of Social Selling? What are the Elements for every seller, regardless of product or service, need to focus on in this day and age? How do Managers interact with Sellers, Customers, and Partners in this New Era of Selling? Web Site and/or Social Media Links etc.: www.dailysalesthoughts.com @salesthoughts https://goo.go/clwszs Interview with Brooks Donner Company or Product Name: TopLine Media Group Guest BIO: Brooks Donner is the Founding Partner of TopLine Media Group, a digital advertising and marketing agency based in Atlanta, Georgia. Brooks has been online since 2003, starting with eCommerce stores, then affiliate marketing, and finally, with consulting. He started TopLine Media Group in 2007 and has been helping companies with their online presence since then. Topics/Questions: Issues with business and digital (assets) Misconceptions (build it and they will come, from click to success/multi-channel attribution/multi-screen environment) First place to start (assets) Essential elements of digital (website, social profiles, strategy - message - budget - platforms) SEO vs. SEM Future of digital (depends what type of business you are) Web Site and/or Social Media Links: toplinemediagroup.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/mbdonner https://business.facebook.com/toplinemediagroup/ @brooksdonner The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com  Buckhead Business Show - Social Selling, Lead Generation, Digital Advertising and Marketing -   - Interview with Phil Bush Company or Product Name: MavRen Sales & Marketing - Guest BIO: Phil Bush is a Recognized Thought Leader in the Area of ... Michael Moore clean 33:20 Franchise Business Radio – Tint World, Amorino Coffee, All About People, CFO Expert http://probusinesschannelusa.com/franchise-business-radio-tint-world-amorino-coffee-people-cfo-expert/ Wed, 14 Dec 2016 15:00:06 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5127 Franchise Business Radio - Tint World, Amorino Coffee, All About People, CFO Expert Company or Product Name: Tint World Interview with Charles Bonfiglio, CEO of Tint World Guest BIO: Charles J. Bonfiglio is an American entrepreneur, franchisor, and president and CEO of Tint World®. After owning a number of Meineke Car Care Centers and starting an automotive e-commerce business, he developed Tint World® to begin franchising in 2006. Since then, he’s been instrumental in growing the brand to more than 60 established stores in and out the United States. He lives in Boca Raton, Florida. Topics/Questions: Can you describe the history of your franchise? Can you describe the franchise system? Has technology played a role in your business? How big is your industry? What has been the most interesting thing that has happened to you since launching Tint World? What types of characteristics do you look for in a franchisee? What is the training like for new franchisees? What is a typical day like for the franchisees? What advice would you give to aspiring entrepreneurs looking to buy a franchise? What are the franchise’s plans for the future? Web Site and Social Media Links: http://www.tintworld.com Amorino Interview with Ashley Manager at Atlanta Lenox Square Created in 2002 by two childhood friends, Cristiano Sereni and Paolo Benassi, Amorino was born in the heart of Paris on Ile St Louis. The two founders' passion is highlighted in their values : exacting standards of quality, consistency, pleasure and flavor, as well as the cosy atmosphere in their shops. Paolo Benassi : "Our objective is to make the highest quality gelato as naturally as possible with no artificial colours or flavorings". Very soon their success allowed them to open more stores in many prestigious locations. The crowds in front of their shops are very much a part of the summer scene in various capitals. Cristiano Sereni : " greatest satisfaction is allowing people to discover, through Amorino, the magic of authentic traditional Italian gelato... it's part of my home, my native culture". The creation of each new flavor of gelato starts with the most rigorous selection of sourced ingredients, combined with the patience and skill of our highly trained chefs. We, at Amorino, are fully conscious of the requirements that are needed to make perfect gelato and we won't rush that delicate process. For each new recipe, we push ourselves to maximise the flavor and taste. How? By simply using organic and natural products, by sourcing our ingredients directly from reputable suppliers and by ensuring that we oversee every stage of the production process. In 2005, Cristiano Sereni and Paolo Benassi were able to centralize their gelato production which allowed them to combine their valuable know-how with new techniques from the drawing board to actual production of each flavor. Paolo Benassi "We insist on keeping a close eye on the production of our gelato to thus be able to guarantee the highest standard of quality to all our customers. In order to achieve this consistency, our products arrive at each shop ready to be served, this avoids the risk of product alteration and we can guarantee that our customers will enjoy the same experience regardless of where they go to buy it". Cristiano Sereni " Our gelato and sorbets are churned everyday in typical Italian fashion under the very watchful eyes of our chefs. Our recipes take into account the needed for the gelato to mature, to allow each flavor to develop to its full potential. We use only the freshest free range organic eggs and the highest grade whole milk. Absolutely no colouring agent or artificial flavors will be found in our gelato - this is one of Amorino's fundamental principles". http://www.amorino.com/en/shop/atlanta-lenox-mall.197.html https://www.facebook.com/AmorinoUSA https://twitter.com/AmorinoUSA Interview with Michelle Jordan All About People, Franchise Owner Franchise Business Radio - Tint World, Amorino Coffee, All About People, CFO Expert - Company or Product Name: Tint World - Interview with Charles Bonfiglio, CEO of Tint World - Guest BIO: Charles J. Bonfiglio is an American entrepreneur, Pam Currie clean 52:38 Buckhead Business Show – How Family Law Attorney Leverages Facebook http://probusinesschannelusa.com/buckhead-business-show-how-family-law-attorney-leverages-facebook/ Tue, 13 Dec 2016 15:00:13 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5095 Buckhead Business Show - How Family Law Attorney Leverages Facebook Company: Law Office of Shari' Morris,LLC Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Shari' Morris Esq. Principle Attorney Guest BIO: Shari' Morris is a family law attorney located in the Atlanta metropolitan area. She is licensed in three states: Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. She completed her undergraduate degree at Howard University and finished her law degree at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. After graduating from law school, Shari' moved back to her hometown of Jackson, Mississippi and began practicing law after passing the bar in 2012. Shari' became a resident of Georgia in 2013 when she and her husband relocated. During the last four years, Shari' has continued to grow both her legal skills and her reputation. She recently opened her own practice so that she can focus on a more client-focused legal practice to provide her clients with communication, care and guidance that is often lacking in the legal field. Topics/Questions: Why did you decided to open your own law firm? What methods are you using to gain clients? Why did you choose to focus on family law? What are your hobbies? Why did you decide to become licensed in 3 states? Web Site and/or Social Media Links: Website  www.ShariMorrisLaw.com Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/sharimorrislaw/ Twitter- @sharimorrislaw LinkedIn  https://www.linkedin.com/in/shari-graham-morris-esq-6a640617   The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios.  See below show sponsor information, how to view recent episodes and how to submit guest requests. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com  Buckhead Business Show - How Family Law Attorney Leverages Facebook - Company: Law Office of Shari' Morris,LLC - Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Shari' Morris Esq. Principle Attorney - Guest BIO: Michael Moore clean 27:29 Driving Business Faster – Caffeine and Octane World’s Largest Car Show http://probusinesschannelusa.com/driving-business-faster-caffeine-octane-worlds-largest-car-show/ Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:05 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5073   Driving Business Faster - Caffeine and Octane World's Largest Car Show Company or Product Name: High Octane Events Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Bruce Piefke - CEO Guest BIO: 25 + years experience developing, producing and managing large events for Fortune 1000 companies and advertising agencies. Current focus is on High Octane Events LLC which is the producer and owner of several automotive related events including Caffeine & Octane and Caffeine & Exotics. Caffeine & Octane is the largest monthly and Caffeine & Exotics is the largest Exotic car show in the country. Over 10,000 car fans attend the events each month and over 2,000 automotive enthusiasts regularly display their cars. High Octane Productions LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of High Octane Events which is the producer and owner of Caffeine & Octane - The TV Series premiering on the Velocity Channel in early 2017. The Caffeine & Octane online store sells and ships branded merchandise worldwide. Topics/Questions to Discuss: How did you start? How do you drive your business faster? What's next? Web Site and/or Social Media Links: http://www.caffeineandoctane.com http://www.caffeineandexotics.com https://www.facebook.com/CaffeineAndOctane https://www.facebook.com/CandECarShow https://www.instagram.com/caffeineandoctane/ https://www.instagram.com/caffeineexoticscarshow/ https://twitter.com/cocarshow https://twitter.com/cecarshow Driving Business Faster brought to by Azul Motorsports, where you become the passenger or driver in a real race car! Broadcasting LIVE from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. Tune in live and listen to recent episodes or possibly be a guest along with Professional Race Car Driver and Talk Show Host Chris Grigalunas! Connect with the show sponsor visit: AzulMotorsports.com Listen to more broadcasts visit: DrivingBusinessFaster.com Submit a Show Guest Request visit: http://www.meetme.so/DrivingBusinessFaster View show photos visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com     - Driving Business Faster - Caffeine and Octane World's Largest Car Show - Company or Product Name: High Octane Events - Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Bruce Piefke - CEO - Guest BIO: 25 + years experience developing, Pro Business Channel clean 34:06 CoFounders Podcast – Craft Distilleries, Empowering Women, Children’s Author and Storytelling Videos http://probusinesschannelusa.com/cofounders-podcast-craft-distilleries-empowering-women-childrens-author-storytelling-videos/ Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:00:04 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5057 CoFounders Podcast - Craft Distilleries, Empowering Women, Children's Author and Storytelling Videos Anthony Porquez and Casey Teague Company or Product Name: Liquid Culture Brief Description of Product or Service: Liquid Culture is an Atlanta based company providing marketing services for craft distilleries. As experienced craft cocktail bartenders and educators in the Atlanta cocktail scene we know the market and have the relationships to get the exposure smaller, craft brands need. In addition we provide education within the industry as well as to the public through specialty events and tailored cocktail training classes. Show Topics: Atlanta food & beverage culture & trends, local distillery trends, Questions about spirits, cocktail ideas, background on our business. Web Site/Social Media: www.facebook.com/liquidculturellc Tenbite Seyoum Company or Product Name: overcomeHER Brief Description of Product or Service: overcomeHER is a soon-to-be nonprofit organization that is designed to be a network for women. Our core mission is to create a community of women who collectively stand together, to change the world. Today's society simply does not promote collaboration or unity among women. Instead, women are constantly fed negative news, stories, and images that do quite the opposite. overcomeHER was created as not just another organization that is trying to empower women; our goal is to unify ALL women and create a cultural change! Upon our launch, we started the #overcomeHERcampaign where women from all walks of life shared their stories and testimonies as we believe with vulnerability, comes strength. We strive to create authentic events and products that encourage servant leadership among women. Our events are not meant to be a one-time stop, but a place to feel at home in which our members can truly grow and become the best “HER”. Our sole duty is to lead by example so that all women can become their best in every aspect of life: career, lifestyle, relationship and spiritual paths. Show Topics: Our story and mission Web Site/Social Media: www.overcomeHER.org @overcomeHER Joclyn Windom Company or Product Name: Children's Author / beauty consultant Brief Description of Product or Service: I have written children's books combining early reading techniques with life skills based on my mental health experience! I also create maintenance plans to keep your skin looking younger as well as customized executive gift giving! Web Site/Social Media: www.BoutiqueBooks.biz www.facebook.com/jaeshirin   Deuk Lee and Terry Son Company or Product Name: Forten Media Brief Description of Product or Service: We provide video production solutions for businesses and organizations. Our main goal is to use the most powerful storytelling medium video, and help people storytell their product and mission to their audience. Show Topics: Our story as to why we started the business, our services, and mission. Web Site/Social Media: www.fortenmedia.com CoFounders Podcast Conversations with Co-Founders & Start-Ups Sponsored in part by... WeWork For more info about WeWork visit: www.wework.com/locations/atlanta/buckhead To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CoFoundersPodcast.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com (Click on the show photo album)  CoFounders Podcast - Craft Distilleries, Empowering Women, Children's Author and Storytelling Videos - Anthony Porquez and Casey Teague Company or Product Name: Liquid Culture - Brief Description of Product or Service: Pro Business Channel clean 43:49 Buckhead Business Show – TV, Film, Gaming, Animation, Media, PR and Real Estate Opportunities in Atlanta http://probusinesschannelusa.com/buckhead-business-show-tv-film-gaming-animation-media-pr-real-estate-opportunities-atlanta/ Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:00:11 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5006 Buckhead Business Show - TV, Film, Gaming, Animation, Media, PR and Real Estate Opportunities in Atlanta Company or Product Name: matchbook media + pr Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Taylor Owenby, Founder Guest BIO: Producer of Film, Television and New Media. Eligible for the Producer's Guild of America and Founder of matchbook media + pr, Georgia's ONLY full-service production and public relations firm. Topics/Questions: When did you start matchbook and why? What are you doing now? Web Site and/or Social Media Links etc.: www.matchbookeast.com   Company or Product Name: matchbook media + pr Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Noah Scammon : TV and Film Producer, Partner and director of operations at matchbook media + pr Guest BIO: Noah Scammon is the Co-Partner and director of operations at matchbook media +pr. He works as a producer and production manager for Film and television production. As well as being apart of anything from development of new media and online content, getting millions of views on videos, to voice acting and animation in new upcoming cartoons, and even new and upcoming works in the video game industry. Topics/Questions: QUESTIONS: 1) Q: matchbook is all about helping others, what is a way matchbook helps businesses and individuals thrive in this industry? 2) Q: What are you personally passionate about working as a producer TOPICS: 1) Getting my start, how I got into this industry 2) funny experiences while working at studios 3) the good and bad of the industry 4) good advice for people just starting out 5) how to get into voice acting 6) how to get into animation 7) is school for entertainment for everyone? Web Site and/or Social Media Links etc.: www.matchbookeast.com matchbook media + pr @facebook Company Name: Remax Professional Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Joy McGraw, Realtor Guest BIO: Real Estate Agent-Residential & Investments Topics/Questions: What Do Real Estate Agents REALLY DO? Web Site and/or Social Media Links etc.: www.JoyMcGraw.com       The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com Buckhead Business Show - TV, Film, Gaming, Animation, Media, PR and Real Estate Opportunities in Atlanta - Company or Product Name: matchbook media + pr - Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Taylor Owenby, Founder - Guest BIO: Pro Business Channel clean 33:46 CoFounders Podcast – Disruptor to Traditional Financial Services http://probusinesschannelusa.com/cofounders-podcast-disruptor-traditional-financial-services/ Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:00:14 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5059 CoFounders Podcast - Disruptor to Traditional Financial Services Company or Product Name: QNL Financial Knowledge is power. It’s also the foundation for intelligent, well-considered decisions. When you have retirement in sight, sound decisions are vital in helping you pursue your goals and avoid costly mistakes that can affect your future. Nasir El Ameer: Nasir is a licensed financial services and business advisory professional with experience serving individuals, families, small businesses, non-profits, and Fortune 500 corporations. As a trusted advisor, I am committed to helping people just like you create solutions for their retirement assets, investments, and financial plans. Here at QNL Financial we offer a unique approach instead of focusing on picking winners we ensure you avoid the losses. We also help you manage your wealth more efficiently by identifying areas where you are transferring your wealth unknowingly and unnecessarily without impacting your current or future lifestyle. Our team at QNL Financial offers a unique approach to clients by helping them become more efficient by identifying areas where they are transferring their wealth unknowingly and unnecessarily. The financial institutions that QNL Financial represents are federally regulated, and rated highly by A.M. Best Company, Fitch, and/or Moody’s Investor Services. Nasir serves clients nationwide and actively volunteers with local high schools to cultivate student athlete’s life skills. Brief Description of Product or Service: Business to consumer specialized financial services Areas of practice: LIFE INSURANCE, DISABILITY INSURANCE, TAX FREE RETIREMENT PLANNING, EMPLOYEE BENEFITS PLANS, COLLEGE PLANNING, MORTGAGE PROTECTION PLANS Show Topics: Financing, Financial Planning, Guaranteed Income Web Site/Social Media: www.QNLfinancial.com CoFounders Podcast Conversations with Co-Founders & Start-Ups Sponsored in part by... WeWork For more info about WeWork visit: www.wework.com/locations/atlanta/buckhead To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CoFoundersPodcast.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com (Click on the show photo album)  CoFounders Podcast - Disruptor to Traditional Financial Services - Company or Product Name: QNL Financial Knowledge is power. It’s also the foundation for intelligent, well-considered decisions. When you have retirement in sight, Pro Business Channel clean 25:20 Buckhead Business Show – Microsoft, Digital Consulting and Healthcare Disruptor http://probusinesschannelusa.com/buckhead-business-show-microsoft-digital-consulting-healthcare-disruptor/ Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:00:33 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=5008   Buckhead Business Show - Microsoft, Digital Consulting and Healthcare Disruptor Company or Product Name: Microsoft Name and Title of Person Interviewed: JaNay Wilborn, Community Development Topics/Questions to Discuss: Community Outreach Business Partnerships Web Site and/or Social Media Links: Microsoft Store - Lenox Square - Atlanta Twitter twitter.com/janaywilborn       Company or Product Name: Harken Health Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Marcus Robinson, VP of Sales for Harken Health As vice president of sales, Marcus leads all commercial sales efforts for Harken Health. Leveraging his experience in the industry, he facilitates work across all of the company’s divisions to drive sales growth and retention. Passionate about providing quality and accessible health insurance to people, Marcus was immediately enthralled by Harken’s unique care approach that connects insurance with primary care. Topics/Questions: The current health insurance landscape. Insurance options for small businesses; how to choose the best for your employees. State of health care in Atlanta, the importance of primary care. Web Site and/or Social Media Links etc.: Website: https://www.harkenhealth.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HarkenHealth Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarkenHealth LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcus-robinson-83378311 Company or Product Name: Protiva Consulting, LLC Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Neel Majumdar, Founder/Principal Neel Majumdar has helped both large and medium sized businesses increase revenue and achieve increased efficiency through development and execution of critical digital initiatives. Neel's digital strategy experience spans both management consulting as well as internal strategy groups of fortune 500 firms and spans multiple industries including financial services, telecommunications, transportation, electronics, e-retail, environmental and civil infrastructure and others. Neel is currently the Founder/Principal at Protiva Consulting, LLC - an Atlanta-based digital marketing and technology services firm offering end-to-end digital marketing and associated technology development services to Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs). Topics/Questions: 1) Can you tell us about Protiva Consulting - its services, differentiators, and the target markets it serves? 2) What makes Protiva Consulting unique in the digital marketing space? 3) Can you tell us why small businesses should consider including digital marketing in their marketing budget? 4) Can you elaborate on the role of Content Marketing in the context of digital marketing? 5) What is the role of video marketing in the spectrum of digital marketing 6) What are the biggest challenges that you encounter with respect to digital marketing that you encounter when dealing with small businesses? Web Site and/or Social Media Links: www.protivaconsulting.com twitter: @Protiva_info Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/protivaconsulting LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/neelmajumdar The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com    - Buckhead Business Show - Microsoft, Digital Consulting and Healthcare Disruptor - Company or Product Name: Microsoft - Name and Title of Person Interviewed: JaNay Wilborn, Community Development - Topics/Questions to Discuss: Pro Business Channel clean 36:06 CoFounders Podcast – Home Protection and Mobile App Heros http://probusinesschannelusa.com/cofounders-podcast-home-protection-mobile-app-heros/ Tue, 22 Nov 2016 18:00:04 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=4926 CoFounders Podcast - Home Protection and Mobile App Heros Guest: Freeman Fields Company/Product Name: iVault Home Protection Brief Description of Product or Service: iVault Home Protection does more than simply deter burglars as traditional home security companies and home alarms, it is one of the first home protection company to essentially turn your existing doors into security doors to actually STOP BURGLARS FROM ENTERING YOUR HOME IN THE FIRST PLACE. This is done by seamlessly reinforcing the door jambs to make the doors kick proof. Our reinforcement products are hidden from plain sight to never take away from the lovely décor of your home like burglar bars and security doors, while providing the same protection at a fraction of the cost. Web Site/Social Media: www.iVaultUSA.com https://www.facebook.com/iVaultHomeProtection   Guest: Shawn Johnson Company/Product Name: Mobile App Hero Brief Description of Product or Service: Full service consulting focusing on apps Show Topics: what we do and how we do it Web Site/Social Media: www.MobileAppHero.com   CoFounders Podcast Conversations with Co-Founders & Start-Ups Sponsored in part by... WeWork For more info about WeWork visit: www.wework.com/locations/atlanta/buckhead To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CoFoundersPodcast.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com (Click on the show photo album) CoFounders Podcast - Home Protection and Mobile App Heros - Guest: Freeman Fields - Company/Product Name: iVault Home Protection - Brief Description of Product or Service: iVault Home Protection does more than simply deter burglars as traditional ... Pro Business Channel clean 32:48 Capital Club Radio Interviews Tim Bauer, President of insideARM http://probusinesschannelusa.com/capital-club-radio-interviews-tim-bauer-president-insidearm/ Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:00:06 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=4882 Tim Bauer is an ARM executive with a wide range of experience in M&A, Operations, Compliance, Sales & Marketing, and Portfolio Acquisitions. Tim is the President of insideARM and The iA Institute. He is also a member of the steering committee for the Consumer Relations Consortium (www.crconsortium.org). Prior to joining insideARM Tim was CEO of Integrity Solution Services, Inc. Before that Tim was engaged in a special capacity at Academy Collection Service, Inc. (ACS) from September, 2007 through February, 2009. He was hired at ACS to facilitate a settlement of an FTC investigation of ACS that had begun in 2006 and to explore a sale of the business. The settlement was announced in July of 2008. The company was sold later that same year. From June of 2004 through October of 2006 Tim was with Outsourcing Solutions Inc (OSI) and OSI Portfolio Services (OSIPS). During this time Tim held dual simultaneous roles. He was Executive Vice President of OSI, responsible for all sales and marketing efforts, and he was President of OSIPS, responsible for Portfolio Acquisitions. Prior to joining OSI, Tim was Executive Vice President of Business Development at Risk Management Alternatives, Inc. (RMA) and subsequently the Chief Operating Officer. Tim was with RMA from January 1997 though February, 2004. Before joining RMA, Tim was a Senior Vice President of the Legal Products Group for Nationwide Credit, Inc. (NCI). Prior to joining the Agency world, Tim spent 15 years as a Shareholder with the Minneapolis law firm of Messerli & Kramer, P.A., where he was head of that firms Credit/Collections Department. Tim was one of the founding members of the first national attorney network, the American Association of Creditor Attorneys (AACA). He was President of that organization from 1991-1992 and Vice-President from 1987-1991 and from 1992-1995. Tim obtained his B.A. from St. Marys University of Minnesota and his J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago, School of Law. Mr. Bauer is a frequent speaker at Credit and Collections conferences on issues ranging from Current Trends in the Collection Business to CFPB/FDCPA Compliance. Topics/Questions: History in the ARM industry Vision for Inside ARM and it's impact on the industry Election Results and how ARM/debt Buying will fare in 2017 and beyond Future of CFPB and other regulatory bodies Web Site and Social Media Links: www.insidearm.com https://linkedin.com/in/timothyjbauer When one grows up in a family that includes a brother who became a priest, a sister who became a nun, and another brother who had a career as a stand-up comic, you know one is going to have a unique perspective on life. This perspective enabled Tim Bauer to have a career in the collections industry that is wide and deep. So how did Tim get into the collections industry?  As a fresh attorney just out of law school and joining a full-service law firm, his initial assignment was in collections.  From that first day, he never left the industry. Being a collections attorney provided Tim with the foundation to understand the industry. This foundation enabled him to be successful in all facets of the industry that included: operations, human resources, compliance, business development and M&A. Today, he has taken this breadth of experience and is the President of InsideARM, in which his ideas and writings are having an influence on the total industry. Here is a glimpse of what Tim shared in the interview. “Nobody goes to law school and says, “I can’t wait to get out and be a collection lawyer.” “ It’s hard to argue against consumer protection. And quite frankly, those of us in the ARM industry, we would love to see some more regulation on the FDCPA. It’s a statute from 1977, completely outdated, doesn’t address issues of how consumers want to be contacted today” Capital Club Radio Hosted by: Michael Flock Sponsored by: Flock Specialty Finance Tim Bauer is an ARM executive with a wide range of experience in M&A, Operations, Compliance, Sales & Marketing, and Portfolio Acquisitions. - Tim is the President of insideARM and The iA Institute. He is also a member of the steering committee for th... Michael Flock clean 39:30 Buckhead Business Show – Mobile, Social, CRM and Linkedin Insider Secrets http://probusinesschannelusa.com/buckhead-business-show-mobile-social-crm-linkedin-insider-secrets/ Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:00:09 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=4909 Buckhead Business Show - Mobile, Social, CRM and Linkedin Insider Secrets Ples Bruce Venture Head Group Web Site and Social Media Links: http://www.VentureHead.com http://www.DominateTheLocal.com http://www.GrowthBrain.com http://www.PlesBruce.com – LinkedIn @plesbruce – Twitter Bob Matson Business Development Director @ YPN Companies Social Media Trainer/Lead Generator/Mgr at ATL Linking and 500Plus Groups Business Development Director Bob Matson is an experienced sales and marketing executive with a proven P&L track record and strong strategic planning, business alliance and partnership development, leading high-performing sales teams and major business development across highly competitive industries: financial services, banking, staffing, business services. Bob became a member of LinkedIn shortly after it started in 2003, on July 4th, 2004 and has grown his network of first level connections to over 15,000. He has used technology and especially social media; LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ to enhance his professional and business success as well as that of his clients. To brainstorm or collaborate, feel free to schedule a call or an appointment through my vCita page http://www.vcita.com/v/bobmatson * LinkedIn Training * Networker * Social Media Training * Lead Generation * Performance Management * Organizational Leadership * Sales Management & Planning Skills * Sales Solutions * Product Positioning * Coaching & Training Skills * Strategic Partnership Enhancement * Metrics Management * New Product Development * Salary & Benefits Negotiations * B2B & C2C Level Selling * Time Management * Cold Calling * Telemarketing * Appointment setting * Gathering information * Account Management/Development * Enterprise Solution Sales * Mentoring & Coaching https://www.linkedin.com/in/matsonrpm https://twitter.com/matsonrpm   The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com  Buckhead Business Show - Mobile, Social, CRM and Linkedin Insider Secrets - Ples Bruce Venture Head Group - Web Site and Social Media Links: - http://www.VentureHead.com http://www.DominateTheLocal.com http://www.GrowthBrain.com http://www. Pro Business Channel clean 30:20 Planning Successfully – The Do’s and Don’ts of Selling Your Business http://probusinesschannelusa.com/planning-successfully-dos-donts-selling-business/ Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:00:15 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=4841 Planning Successfully - The Do's and Don'ts of Selling Your Business Interview with Rett Peaden Shareholder with Davis, Matthews & Quigley, P.C Mergers & Acquisitions; Business Law; Taxation; Estate Planning & Wealth Management Who buys businesses? Strategic Buyers – Want to grow their business and/or remove a competitor Financial Buyers – Want to make a business more profitable and sell it again within short period Management/Employees – Have good knowledge of business and vested reason for its success Family – May have personal as well as financial reasons to buy business What are the roles of advisors? Pre-Sale Consultants – help you position your business to sell Appraisers – help you determine what your business is worth Accountants – help you keep your books in order and offer independent financial advice during the sale process Business Brokers/Investment Bankers – help you market your business and realize maximum value; may advise you and shepherd you through the sales process Attorneys – help you structure your business before a sale and evaluate and draft legal agreements related to the sale; may advise and shepherd you through the sales process What types of transactions are there? Sellers typically prefer stock sales for tax and non-tax reasons. Selling stock usually means paying tax at long-term capital gains rates. Liabilities of the business pass along with the stock of the business. Buyers typically prefer asset sales for tax and non-tax reasons. Buying assets allows the buyer to depreciate the purchased assets thereby realizing a long-term tax benefit. A buyer can cherry pick assets and liabilities in the asset sale and does not have to take the bad along with the good. More about our guest Rett Peaden: Rett’s practice focuses on helping the owners of closely-held businesses and professional services firms exit their businesses, whether that involves selling the business or transferring it to the next generation. Getting a business onto a solid footing with regard to succession planning is essential, and Rett is well-versed in sophisticated tax strategies and entity structuring techniques that may be needed. He will also advise on and guide clients through strategic acquisitions to grow their own businesses. Rett regularly counsels clients on corporate, partnership, and related tax-planning matters, including the negotiation and preparation of mergers and acquisitions agreements, the drafting of shareholders agreements, the formation of limited partnerships and limited liability companies, the structuring of inbound investment opportunities for foreign nationals, the creation and operation of private foundations and public charities, and the review and drafting of executive compensation agreements. In connection with advising the owners of closely-held businesses, Rett has developed a particular interest in the taxation of pass-through entities such as S-Corporations, partnerships, and trusts. Preserving legacy. The estate planning side of the practice, often done for the owners of closely held businesses, is highly personal, involving an individual’s legacy and the achievements of a lifetime. Rett’s purpose is to help his clients prepare for the future, provide for their families, and accomplish their long-term personal and charitable goals. In doing so, he works to develop plans that are well thought out and emphasize preserving wealth from unnecessary taxes and unanticipated risks. He knows how to take family dynamics into account, and draws insights from his work in business exit-planning and trust and estate administration to help families plan with foresight to avoid problems that could happen later on. Rett is often called upon by other professionals to advise them on the complicated income and transfer tax issues that can arise in the context of trusts and estates. On the trust and estate administration side of the practice, Planning Successfully - The Do's and Don'ts of Selling Your Business - Interview with Rett Peaden Shareholder with Davis, Matthews & Quigley, P.C Mergers & Acquisitions; Business Law; Taxation; Estate Planning & Wealth Management - Matthew Thiry clean 31:01 Buckhead Business Show – Mobile Tech Repair Franchise and Re-Structuring Business Specialist http://probusinesschannelusa.com/buckhead-business-show-mobile-tech-repair-franchise-re-structuring-business-specialist/ Tue, 15 Nov 2016 15:00:21 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=4911 Buckhead Business Show - Mobile Tech Repair Franchise and Re-Structuring Business Specialist Company or Product Name: Staymobile Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Chuck Morrison, president and Chief Marketing Officer Guest BIO: Chuck Morrison serves as Staymobile™ president and CMO, leading the companys marketing, operations and franchise support. Prior to his role at Staymobile, Morrison served as founder, president and CEO of MoRisen Records & Hot But Sour Music Publishing, an independent record label and music publishing company since 2002. He also has an extensive background in brand development, product development and marketing, overseeing the sales cycle of products from ideation to retail at HiREV, LLC., a company he co-founded in 1997. Chuck started Staymobile in the back of a mattress store and has grown the business to more than 50 locations across 13 states. Topics/Questions: Can you tell us about how Staymobile started and why you felt their was a need for mobile device repair? Can you tell us about how you were able to growth the business to more than 50 locations? How does Staymobile partner with enterprises? How does Staymobile partner with K-12 schools? What is the state of the franchising industry in Georgia? What is the state of the mobile tech repair industry? Web Site and/or Social Media Links: www.staymobile.com www.facebook.com/Staymobile @StaymobileUSA   Company or Product Name: Rich Hart Global Inc. / Evalucore Institute Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Rich Hart Guest BIO: Rich is a prominent Business Dynamics Coach, International Real Estate Broker and Finance/ Wealth Consultant. Specializes in entrepreneurial and corporate business structuring as a “FOCUS Strategy Planning Developer” with offices in Georgia, New York and Florida. Prior to his speaking career, he spent over 35 years as a business executive and entrepreneurial professional in International Corporate America developing and integrating operating practices for national and international business corporations. His organizational expertise as a Re-Structuring Business Specialist has prominently influenced many in the fields of Manufacturing, Distribution, Sales, Customer Service, Marketing, Finance and Technology. He is most recognized as a Business Educator & FOCUS Consultant for numerous profit and non-profit entities across the country. Rich is an accomplished International Real Estate Broker, Wealth Consultant, Speaker, and Instructor for the National Association of REALTORS®, REBAC (Real Estate Buyers Accredited Council), and REBI (Real Estate Business Institute). As a Behavioral Resource Consultant, associated with Predictive Results and Predictive Index, he provides best hiring avenues and people solutions for today's most diverse business environments. As a “Health of Wealth” Finance Consultant, he provides numerous avenues of restoring wealth initiatives to the growing generations. As an accomplished Body Builder, National Certified Fitness and Nutrition Consultant, he brings the “Health of Wealth” to the forefront of the wide world of Personal & Business Development, Real Estate, and Financial Services. Topics/Questions: Business Development, Real Estate & Financial Services... Web Site and Social Media Links: www.RichHart.com and all related social sites The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com   Buckhead Business Show - Mobile Tech Repair Franchise and Re-Structuring Business Specialist - Company or Product Name: Staymobile - Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Chuck Morrison, president and Chief Marketing Officer - Guest BIO: Pro Business Channel clean 31:10 Law and Medicine Show – Ripple Effects of Personal Injury, Impacting Your Mental Health http://probusinesschannelusa.com/law-medicine-show-ripple-effects-personal-injury-impacting-mental-health/ Wed, 09 Nov 2016 16:30:16 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=4820   Law and Medicine Show - Ripple Effects of Personal Injury, Impacting Your Mental Health Company or Product Name: Medical Legal Consultants Of Greater Atlanta Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Dr David Wright, Mental Health Physician Guest BIO: Dr. Wright is a Board Certified Hypnotherapist & NLP Practitioner who specializes in Non-Pharmacologic, Psychoanalytic Methods of helping patients to achieve positive changes and breakthroughs. Dr. Wright is presently accepting new patients. Dr. Wright offers all prospective patients a free initial consultation. Dr. Wright believes that the Best Method of helping patients to achieve their goals is by gaining access to the Subconscious [Unconscious] Mind. It is there that the answers to lasting change reside. If working with the Conscious Mind (which is what most modern talk therapies employ) were the Best Method of Achieving Change, then more people would already be living the lives they've consistently desired. Dr. David Wright achieved his MD in July of 2010, graduating Suma Cum Laude from Xavier University School of Medicine. His primary emphases in medical school were forensic psychiatry, addiction psychiatry (addiction medicine), and neurology. While attending medical school, Dr. Wright concurrently completed 2 Masters degrees back to back: an MBA, and an MHSA. After completing his MD and both Masters degrees, Dr. Wright continued his educational pursuits by completing a Certificate in Strategic Management in 2012 and a Certificate in Human Resources Management in 2013. Simultaneously, in 2012, Dr. Wright completed every research training program offered to physicians by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including GCP (Good Clinical Practices), PHRP (Protection of Human Research Participants), and CRT (Clinical Research Training) Certifications. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Wright began working as a forensic consultant for PACT Atlanta, LLC, the largest psychiatric practice in the State Of Georgia. Topics/Questions to Discuss: Natural Approaches to Mental Health & Mental Wellness Empowerment & Mental Health Emotional & Spiritual Wellness Depression, Causes and Solutions Sleep Issues Web Site and Social Media Links: Medical Legal Consultants (MLC) of Greater Atlanta, LLC Website: http://www.medicallegalconsultantsofgreateratlanta.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/mlc_drwright Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011560413668 WordPress: https://medicallegalconsultantsofgreateratlanta.wordpress.com/ LinkedIn: MLC Of Greater Atlanta Tumblr: mlcofga Show Host: Adam Princenthal Adam Princenthal is a founding member of Princenthal & May and leads the firm’s personal injury department. With more than fifteen years of experience, Adam has recovered tens of millions of dollars in trial verdicts and settlements on behalf of victims and families who have suffered serious personal injury or the wrongful death of a loved one as the result of motor vehicle collisions, trucking accidents, defective products, dangerous premises, medical malpractice and other negligent behavior. Raised in New York City, Adam travelled across the country to attend the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he obtained his bachelor’s degree. He was then offered a full scholarship to attend law school at Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta. While in law school, Adam served on the school’s Law Review, competed in national competitions as a member of the school’s Trial Lawyers Association, and won several awards and recognitions. He graduated Magna Cum Laude, receiving his Juris Doctorate in 1999. He then accepted a position with one of the biggest law firms in Atlanta, where he represented national and international corporations in complex business litigation. Adam soon realized, however, that his true passion was to represent real people, not large companies,   - Law and Medicine Show - Ripple Effects of Personal Injury, Impacting Your Mental Health - Company or Product Name: Medical Legal Consultants Of Greater Atlanta - Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Dr David Wright, Mental Health Physician Pro Business Channel clean 28:10 Planning Successfully – Business Co-Owner Disputes and Deadlocks http://probusinesschannelusa.com/planning-successfully-business-co-owner-disputes-deadlocks/ Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:00:15 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=4744 Planning Successfully - Business Co-Owner Disputes and Deadlocks Conversation with Matthew Thiry and John Sugg Shareholders with Davis, Matthews & Quigley, P.C John A. Sugg “I’m thrilled when we can achieve a positive result because it fulfills our client’s needs—and it motivates us to serve even better.” A zealous advocate. Disputes are an inevitable, but unwelcome, part of doing business. When they occur, John Sugg works zealously to help his clients successfully resolve them. As a member of the Business Litigation practice group, John manages a variety of matters, including contract disputes, tax litigation, real estate, construction, and business torts. He knows that clients often do not have the experience, or the time, to deal with disputes, even though they can have significant consequences for a business or a family. John advocates on his clients’ behalf to achieve the best possible results, freeing his clients to focus on running their businesses or other endeavors. Practicalities. John represents small businesses, large international companies, and individuals, including high net worth clients. Always advocating for his clients’ interests, he fights for his clients, while understanding practical realities and the expenditures of resources. In vigorously representing his clients, John has participated in successful trials and appeals, and also negotiated favorable settlements. As part of a comprehensive team of attorneys experienced in business, real estate, tax, estate planning and family law, John can give his clients the benefit of additional perspectives to strengthen their cases. John takes ownership of his cases seriously to secure the best outcome, and thrives on the opportunity to demonstrate total commitment to his clients. Web site: http://www.dmqlaw.com/attorneys/sugg Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/john-sugg-85951a28 About the show host: Matthew Thiry Shareholder with Davis, Matthews & Quigley, P.C Business Litigation; Fiduciary Litigation; Business Law; Arbitrator and Mediator Services “I am driven by results. I want to achieve my client’s goals as quickly and efficiently as possible, and do so in a way that’s professional and ethical.” Guiding the best business decisions. Matt Thiry understands that lawsuits are a disruption to his clients' day-to-day affairs, and require the redirection of time and resources. In his practice, Matt strives to help clients minimize—or avoid—these disruptions. As a result of Matt's sound legal advice as to the best available options to manage their disputes, Matt's clients are able to better determine the course that most closely meets their goals. He consistently and aggressively represents his clients' interests both inside and outside of the courtroom. Competent, thorough, respected. Matt represents businesses of all sizes, as well as business owners, families, and individuals, in various types of litigation, including disputes related to contracts, construction, business torts, real estate, probate and fiduciary disputes. He also serves clients in matters such as the review, negotiation and drafting of contracts, provides advice to existing businesses and start-ups regarding legal issues, and assists clients in the formation of business entities. Prior to becoming an attorney, Matt's background included computer programming and related experience in the technology field, as well as operating small businesses. This additional experience provides Matt with valuable insight into the issues that his clients encounter. With an approach that strives to understand his clients' business or situation and apply first-rate problem-solving skills, Matt is driven by results: achieving the best possible outcome with the least amount of disruption to his clients. Arbitrator and Mediator Services. In addition to representing clients as an advocate, Matt is also registered as an arbitrator and general civil mediator with the Georgia Supreme Cour... Planning Successfully - Business Co-Owner Disputes and Deadlocks - Conversation with Matthew Thiry and John Sugg Shareholders with Davis, Matthews & Quigley, P.C - John A. Sugg “I’m thrilled when we can achieve a positive result because it fulfills ... Matthew Thiry clean 31:46 Capital Club Radio – Interviews Dr. Jennifer Priestley, KSU Professor of Statistics and Data Science http://probusinesschannelusa.com/capital-club-radio-interviews-dr-jennifer-priestley-ksu-professor-statistics-data-science/ Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:15:09 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=4657 Capital Club Radio - Interviews Dr. Jennifer Priestley, KSU Professor of Statistics and Data Science Jennifer Priestley Dr. Priestley is a Professor of Applied Statistics and Data Science at Kennesaw State University, where she is the Director of the Center for Statistics and Analytical Services.  She oversees the Ph.D. Program in Advanced Analytics and Data Science. Prior to receiving a Ph.D. in Statistics, Dr. Priestley worked in the Financial Services industry for 11 years. She held positions as Vice President of Business Development for VISA EU in London, Vice President with MasterCard International, and worked at AT&T Universal Card and Andersen Consulting. She has authored dozens of articles on Binary Classification, Risk Modeling, Sampling, Applications of Statistical Methodologies for Problem Solving as well as several textbook manuals for Excel, SAS, JMP and Minitab. Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/jpriestl Capital Club Radio Hosted by: Michael Flock Sponsored by: Flock Specialty Finance Providing 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.     More info about our show sponsor, Flock Specialty Finance visit: www.FlockFinance.com www.linkedin.com/company/2956421 To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CapitalClubRadioShow.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com  Capital Club Radio - Interviews Dr. Jennifer Priestley, KSU Professor of Statistics and Data Science Jennifer Priestley Dr. Priestley is a Professor of Applied Statistics and Data Science at Kennesaw State University, Michael Flock clean 50:04 Atlanta Legal Experts 10-11-16 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/atlanta-legal-experts-10-11-16/ Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:00:24 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=4623 Atlanta Legal Experts Radio Host: Emily Rowell on the Pro Business Channel Attorney Dusty Branson Attorney Dusty Branson is a Trust and Estate Attorney with experience in small business and corporate law, public relations, estate planning, probate, estate and trust administration, and fiduciary representation.   Attorney Ashley Hollan Couch Attorney Ashley Hollan Couch focuses her practice on entertainment, music and art clients and has served as a Volunteer Lawyer with Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers and Professionals for the Arts as well as Georgia Lawyers for the Arts.   Michael Mogill Michael Mogill is the President and CEO of Crisp Video Group, a national video marketing and video production company that helps businesses get noticed, enhance their brand, and grow their business.   Atlanta Legal Experts Radio Host: Emily Rowell on the Pro Business Channel Attorney Dusty Branson Attorney Dusty Branson is a Trust and Estate Attorney with experience in small business and corporate law, public relations, estate planning, probate, Emily Rowell clean 44:16 Planning Successfully – Business Disputes: Contracts and Co-Owners http://probusinesschannelusa.com/planning-successfully-business-disputes-contracts-co-owners/ Sat, 01 Oct 2016 15:00:11 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=4606 Planning Successfully - Business Disputes: Contracts and Co-Owners Interview with John A. Sugg Shareholder with Davis, Matthews & Quigley, P.C Business Litigation “I’m thrilled when we can achieve a positive result because it fulfills our client’s needs—and it motivates us to serve even better.” Zealous advocate. Disputes are an inevitable, but unwelcome, part of doing business. When they occur, John Sugg works zealously to help his clients successfully resolve them. As a member of the Business Litigation practice group, John manages a variety of matters, including contract disputes, tax litigation, real estate, construction, and business torts. He knows that clients often do not have the experience, or the time, to deal with disputes, even though they can have significant consequences for a business or a family. John advocates on his clients’ behalf to achieve the best possible results, freeing his clients to focus on running their businesses or other endeavors. Practicalities. John represents small businesses, large international companies, and individuals, including high net worth clients. Always advocating for his clients’ interests, he fights for his clients, while understanding practical realities and the expenditures of resources. In vigorously representing his clients, John has participated in successful trials and appeals, and also negotiated favorable settlements. As part of a comprehensive team of attorneys experienced in business, real estate, tax, estate planning and family law, John can give his clients the benefit of additional perspectives to strengthen their cases. John takes ownership of his cases seriously to secure the best outcome, and thrives on the opportunity to demonstrate total commitment to his clients. Web site: www.dmqlaw.com/attorneys/sugg Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/john-sugg-85951a28 About the show host: Matthew Thiry Shareholder with Davis, Matthews & Quigley, P.C Business Litigation; Fiduciary Litigation; Business Law; Arbitrator and Mediator Services “I am driven by results. I want to achieve my client’s goals as quickly and efficiently as possible, and do so in a way that’s professional and ethical.” Guiding the best business decisions. Matt Thiry understands that lawsuits are a disruption to his clients' day-to-day affairs, and require the redirection of time and resources. In his practice, Matt strives to help clients minimize—or avoid—these disruptions. As a result of Matt's sound legal advice as to the best available options to manage their disputes, Matt's clients are able to better determine the course that most closely meets their goals. He consistently and aggressively represents his clients' interests both inside and outside of the courtroom. Competent, thorough, respected. Matt represents businesses of all sizes, as well as business owners, families, and individuals, in various types of litigation, including disputes related to contracts, construction, business torts, real estate, probate and fiduciary disputes. He also serves clients in matters such as the review, negotiation and drafting of contracts, provides advice to existing businesses and start-ups regarding legal issues, and assists clients in the formation of business entities. Prior to becoming an attorney, Matt's background included computer programming and related experience in the technology field, as well as operating small businesses. This additional experience provides Matt with valuable insight into the issues that his clients encounter. With an approach that strives to understand his clients' business or situation and apply first-rate problem-solving skills, Matt is driven by results: achieving the best possible outcome with the least amount of disruption to his clients. Arbitrator and Mediator Services. In addition to representing clients as an advocate, Matt is also registered as an arbitrator and general civil mediator with the Georgia Supreme Court Commission... Planning Successfully - Business Disputes: Contracts and Co-Owners - Interview with John A. Sugg Shareholder with Davis, Matthews & Quigley, P.C Business Litigation - “I’m thrilled when we can achieve a positive result because it fulfills our clien... Matthew Thiry clean 30:18 Pro Business OnSite – Taste of Buckhead 2016 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/pro-business-onsite-taste-buckhead-2016/ Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:00:42 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=4546 Interview with Exhibitors and Attendees at the Taste of Buckhead 2016 Visit Event Host, the Buckhead Business Association at: http://www.BuckheadBusiness.org   Interview with PeachDish at Taste of Buckhead 2016 Visit Guest at: http://www.PeachDish.com PRO BUSINESS ONSITE: Professional media correspondents conducting onsite interviews with industry leaders, start-ups and icons. Live on-site from business conferences, conventions, trade shows, networking events etc. Website: http://www.ProBusinessOnsite.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProBusinessOnsite Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProBusOnsite To view event photos visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com (select Pro Business OnSite Photo Album) To book Pro Business OnSite at your event contact us at: Phone: 404-250-3220 E-mail: info@ProBusinessOnsite.com Interview with Exhibitors and Attendees at the Taste of Buckhead 2016 - Visit Event Host, the Buckhead Business Association at: http://www.BuckheadBusiness.org -   Interview with PeachDish at Taste of Buckhead 2016 Visit Guest at: http://www. Pro Business Channel clean 1:14 Franchise Business Radio – AtWork Staffing, The Casual Pint and FirstLight Home Care http://probusinesschannelusa.com/franchise-business-radio-atwork-staffing-casual-pint-firstlight-home-care/ Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:00:04 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=4469 Franchise Business Radio - AtWork Staffing, The Casual Pint and FirstLight Home Care Company Name: Atwork Franchise Inc. Name and Title of Person to be Interviewed: Jason Leverant, President and COO of AtWork Group Jason Leverant, president and COO of AtWork Group, a leading U.S. staffing firm, is well-versed on cutting-edge solutions and initiatives needed to combat the strategic issues facing the staffing industry, as well as how to leverage these efforts into managing and facilitating impressive growth in the temporary staffing sector. In his role at AtWork Group, he oversees AtWork location operations throughout the country. With a continued focus on effective sales activities and operational excellence, he has helped position the company as one of the leading staffing providers in the United States, and a top franchise opportunity for those seeking to build their own service-based business. He was instrumental in the development of the American Staffing Associations Affordable Care Act Cost Calculator for staffing and was also recently featured in Volume 1 of erecruits e-book Leadership Insights: Featuring SIAs Staffing 100. Topics/Questions: With everything thats happening in the news regarding the minimum wage and labor rights, as well as the recent ruling of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to hold McDonalds liable as a joint employer... Who should assume responsibility for employees? The franchisor or franchisee? And what can the franchise industry learn from the staffing industry, where these lines have been blurred for decades. Atwork Group, a leading U.S. staffing firm and franchisor in the staffing industry, is well versed in dealing with labor rights, minimum wage issues and the liabilities of being a joint employer. As an employer of a multitude of staff through their 93 franchise locations nationally, including temporary associates placed with host employers for various periods of time, the structure of the business is similar from a legal perspective to the employee /franchisee /franchisor structure within a franchise. -Dealing with staffing matters as it regards to a franchise business -Understanding the challenges of the recent joint employer rulings, because the AtWork franchise business has been working in this environment for years -How to mitigate risk when it comes to staff and determining responsibility at multiple levels. -How franchise businesses can prepare themselves for changing regulations Web Site and Social Media Links: http://atworkfranchise.com Company Name: The Casual Pint Name and Title of Person to be Interviewed: Nathan Robinette Nathan Robinette is the president and CEO of The Casual Pint, a craft beer market franchise headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee. He founded the company in 2011 with his father Jon Robinette and combined his love of craft beer with their grocery industry background to create the "coffee shop of beers" concept. Nathan has been working diligently with local governments to change laws prohibiting craft beer to be bottled in 64 ounce growlers, experiencing success in Sevierville and Maryville, Tennessee so far.     Topics/Questions: Can you describe the history of your franchise? Can you describe the franchise system? Has technology played a role in your business? How big is your industry? What has been the most interesting thing that has happened to you since launching Tint World? What types of characteristics do you look for in a franchisee? What is the training like for new franchisees? What is a typical day like for the franchisees? What advice would you give to aspiring entrepreneurs looking to buy a franchise? What are the franchises plans for the future? Web Site and Social Media Links: http://www.casualpintfranchise.com Company Name: FirstLight Home Care Name and Title of Person to be Interviewed: Bill McPherson, Executive Director of Franchise Development Franchise Business Radio - AtWork Staffing, The Casual Pint and FirstLight Home Care - Company Name: Atwork Franchise Inc. - Name and Title of Person to be Interviewed: Jason Leverant, President and COO of AtWork Group - Jason Leverant, Pro Business Channel clean 41:00 CoFounders Podcast – Boutique Law Firm, Broadcasting Live and One Billion by 2039 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/cofounders-podcast-boutique-law-firm-broadcasting-live-one-billion-2039/ Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:00:05 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=4538 Boutique Law Firm, Broadcasting Live and One Billion by 2039 Person to be interviewed: Sherry Kubanyi Company or Product Name: The Kubanyi Law Firm Brief Description of Your Product or Service: The Kubanyi Law Firm is a Personal Injury practice launched with an unwavering focus on the uniqueness of each clients case. Our firm does not offer one-size-fits all legal representation. We take the time to fully understand all the factors that have led each client to our door. This approach enables us to maximize the results we obtain for our clients. Web Site/Social Media: http://www.kubanyifirm.com https://www.facebook.com/kubanyilawfirm http://digital.modernluxury.com/publication/?i=295093&ver=html5&p=132#{"page":132,"issue_id":295093} Person to be interviewed: Nina Kacharava Company or Product Name: NinaCDN Brief Description of Your Product or Service: NinaCDN is Atlanta based CDN service provider, offering video streaming plans at the most affordable prices on market. B2B, B2C, we serve anyone in need of delivering their content : TV Broadcasters, Radio Stations, House of Worships, Companies, Educational Institutions, Non-govermental, etc. Web Site/Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/NinaCDN7/?fref=ts https://twitter.com/nina_cdn https://www.linkedin.com/company/ninacdn   Person to be interviewed: Joey Womack Company or Product Name: Amplify 4 Good Brief Description of Your Product or Service: Amplify 4 Good has roots as an online community of high-performance entrepreneurs of color dating back to 2009. Today, Amplify 4 Good is a social good consultancy focusing on using a combination of out-of-the-box thinking, rapid problem-solving, and obsessive data tracking to help companies create impact. Web Site/Social Media: http://www.amplify4good.com CoFounders Podcast Conversations with Co-Founders & Start-Ups Sponsored in part by... WeWork For more info about WeWork visit: www.wework.com/locations/atlanta/buckhead To view guest photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CoFoundersPodcast.com Boutique Law Firm, Broadcasting Live and One Billion by 2039 - Person to be interviewed: Sherry Kubanyi - Company or Product Name: The Kubanyi Law Firm - Brief Description of Your Product or Service: Pro Business Channel clean 36:20 Buckhead Business Show – Entrepreneurial Development, Community Currency and Financial Education http://probusinesschannelusa.com/buckhead-business-show-entrepreneurial-development-community-currency-financial-education/ Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:00:09 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=4472 Buckhead Business Show - Entrepreneurial Development, Community Currency and Financial Education Company or Product Name: Club E Atlanta - Oru Rewards program Name and Title of Person to be Interviewed: Bob Johnson Guest BIO: Bob Johnson, owns Club E Atlanta, an entrepreneurial development center, in College Park. Their focus is on being a resource center for up and coming entrepreneurs. Topics/Questions to Discuss: Oru Market Rewards Program- the first community currency for Atlanta How to help small businesses market for free Your Web Site and Social Media Links: www.clubeatlanta.com www.orumarket.com Company or Product Name: Primerica Name and Title of Person to be Interviewed: Howard Burkat Guest BIO: I am a recruiter in the financial services industry. I also show people how to make money, save money and eliminate debt. Topics/Questions to Discuss: Financial service- financial education Debt, life insurance, rule of 72 Your Web Site and Social Media Links: www.Primericabusinessopportunity.com The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To view guest photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com Buckhead Business Show - Entrepreneurial Development, Community Currency and Financial Education - Company or Product Name: Club E Atlanta - Oru Rewards program - Name and Title of Person to be Interviewed: Bob Johnson - Guest BIO: - Pro Business Channel clean 29:59 Buckhead Business Show – International Coaching, Investing and World Trade Center of Atlanta http://probusinesschannelusa.com/buckhead-business-show-international-coaching-investing-world-trade-center-atlanta/ Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:00:26 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=4474 Buckhead Business Show - International Coaching, Investing and World Trade Center of Atlanta Company or Product Name: First Look Equities/World Trade Center Atlanta Name and Title of Person to be Interviewed: Delray Wannemacher Guest BIO: Delray Wannemacher holds the VP position and Co-Chairs the Membership & Corporate Partnerships with The World Trade Center of Atlanta. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of First Look Equities, a national membership organization whose goal is to find the best emerging growth companies in the country and connect them with the best investors and resources in the country. First Look Equities holds local and national events that allow companies seeking funding to directly connect with investors, broker-dealers, family offices and other investment professionals. Topics/Questions to Discuss: The JOBS Act - Crowdfunding What is it? Equity Crowdfunding VS Reword Crowdfunding- Whats the difference? How dose it effect new businesses looking for capital? How dose it effect investors looking for new investments? Whats working whats not? Locally and Nationally Web Site and Social Media Links: www.firstlookequities.com www.mainstreetmeetswallstreet.com twitter-delrayw facebook firstlookequities linkedin- https://www.linkedin.com/in/delraywannemacher Company or Product Name: The Precision Guided Group Name and Title of Person to be Interviewed: Ralph Watson Guest BIO: Senior Executive Analysts for several International Management Consulting companies International Business Coach for 10 businesses in Europe Director of an Investment Banking firm Rated in the top 5% of all middle and upper level executives by Alexander Proudfoot Former Board Member of the BBA Topics/Questions to Discuss: How to Be Greater, Faster!! Web Site and Social Media Links: LinkedIN: Ralph C. Watson, Jr. The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To view guest photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com Buckhead Business Show - International Coaching, Investing and World Trade Center of Atlanta - Company or Product Name: First Look Equities/World Trade Center Atlanta - Name and Title of Person to be Interviewed: Delray Wannemacher - Guest BIO: Pro Business Channel clean 32:17 CoFounders Podcast – Evolution of content creation http://probusinesschannelusa.com/cofounders-podcast-evolution-content-creation/ Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:00:13 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=4541 CoFounders Podcast - Evolution of content creation Name of Person to be Interviewed: Liv Sagan Company or Product Name: The Sister Geek Brief Description of Your Product or Service: "showing you work shouldn't suck" Castmio helps content creators share their digital content and resumes. Show Topics: Not all content creators are created equal. Evolution of social media and content creation over time. Web Site/Social Media: http://www.castmio.com CoFounders Podcast Conversations with Co-Founders & Start-Ups Sponsored in part by... WeWork For more info about WeWork visit: www.wework.com/locations/atlanta/buckhead To view guest photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CoFoundersPodcast.com CoFounders Podcast - Evolution of content creation - Name of Person to be Interviewed: Liv Sagan - Company or Product Name: The Sister Geek - Brief Description of Your Product or Service: "showing you work shouldn't suck" Castmio helps content cr... Pro Business Channel clean 23:28 Capital Club Radio – Interviews FactorTrust Founder Greg Rable http://probusinesschannelusa.com/capital-club-radio-interviews-factortrust-founder-greg-rable/ Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:00:21 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=4409 Capital Club Radio - Interviews FactorTrust Founder Greg Rable Greg Rable, Founder FactorTrust Greg has over 20 years of management, financial services, technology, and credit risk experience, along with extensive experience in electronic payments and big data. Since founding FactorTrust, Greg has overseen rapid growth in the U.S., in pursuit of his vision to build the leading alternative credit reporting agency and analytics business for the underbanked. Prior to FactorTrust, he founded a leading electronic billing and payments business acquired by FIS, was CEO of an online Employee Relationship Management (ERM) business serving Fortune 100 customers and was the SVP, Global Services for Premiere. Greg was named one of three Southeastern Finalists for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2000. Web Site and Social Media Links: www.FactorTrust.com https://twitter.com/FactorTrust https://www.linkedin.com/company/factortrust Capital Club Radio Hosted by: Michael Flock Sponsored by: Flock Specialty Finance Providing a forum for leaders in the middle market segment which has typically been under-served 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.       More info about our show sponsor, Flock Specialty Finance visit: www.FlockFinance.com www.linkedin.com/company/2956421 To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CapitalClubRadioShow.com To view guest photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com             To view photos from all episode of this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com (Click on the show's photo album) Capital Club Radio - Interviews FactorTrust Founder Greg Rable Greg Rable, Founder FactorTrust - Greg has over 20 years of management, financial services, technology, and credit risk experience, along with extensive experience in electronic payments... Michael Flock clean 35:30 Law and Medicine – Your Subconscious and Subluxations http://probusinesschannelusa.com/law-and-medicine-your-subconscious-and-subluxations/ Wed, 07 Sep 2016 15:00:50 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=4559 Law and Medicine - Your Subconscious and Subluxations Company or Product Name: Medical Legal Consultants Of Greater Atlanta Name and Title of Person to be Interviewed: Dr David Wright, Mental Health Physician Guest BIO: Dr. Wright is a Board Certified Hypnotherapist & NLP Practitioner who specializes in Non-Pharmacologic, Psychoanalytic Methods of helping patients to achieve positive changes and breakthroughs. Dr. Wright is presently accepting new patients. Dr. Wright offers all prospective patients a free initial consultation. Dr. Wright believes that the Best Method of helping patients to achieve their goals is by gaining access to the Subconscious [Unconscious] Mind. It is there that the answers to lasting change reside. If working with the Conscious Mind (which is what most modern talk therapies employ) were the Best Method of Achieving Change, then more people would already be living the lives they've consistently desired. Dr. David Wright achieved his MD in July of 2010, graduating Suma Cum Laude from Xavier University School of Medicine. His primary emphases in medical school were forensic psychiatry, addiction psychiatry (addiction medicine), and neurology. While attending medical school, Dr. Wright concurrently completed 2 Masters degrees back to back: an MBA, and an MHSA. After completing his MD and both Masters degrees, Dr. Wright continued his educational pursuits by completing a Certificate in Strategic Management in 2012 and a Certificate in Human Resources Management in 2013. Simultaneously, in 2012, Dr. Wright completed every research training program offered to physicians by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including GCP (Good Clinical Practices), PHRP (Protection of Human Research Participants), and CRT (Clinical Research Training) Certifications. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Wright began working as a forensic consultant for PACT Atlanta, LLC, the largest psychiatric practice in the State Of Georgia. Topics/Questions to Discuss: Empowerment & Mental Health Prosperity & Tranquility Emotional & Spiritual Wellness ADD Depression Sleep Web Site and Social Media Links: Medical Legal Consultants (MLC) of Greater Atlanta, LLC Website: http://www.medicallegalconsultantsofgreateratlanta.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/mlc_drwright Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011560413668 WordPress: https://medicallegalconsultantsofgreateratlanta.wordpress.com/ LinkedIn: MLC Of Greater Atlanta Tumblr: mlcofga   Company or Product Name: Discover Health Chiropractic Name and Title of Person to be Interviewed: Dr. Naa Jamah Crump Guest BIO: Graduate of Life University, ongoing pediatric certification. Topics/Questions You Would Like to Discuss: Chiropractic and health Pediatric/Maternal Health Backpack Safety Web Site and Social Media Links: www.godiscoverchiro.com FB: godiscoverchiro IG/Twitter: @chiro_atl Law and Medicine Show! Advocates for Justice. Interviewing Leaders of Law and Medicine. Join Show Host and Guests Every 2nd Tuesday 11:00 am Broadcasting LIVE from Pro Business Channel Studios in Atlanta. Support our show sponsor at: www.PrinceMay.com 678-253-4627 To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.LawandMedicineShow.com To view photos more from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com Law and Medicine - Your Subconscious and Subluxations - Company or Product Name: Medical Legal Consultants Of Greater Atlanta - Name and Title of Person to be Interviewed: Dr David Wright, Mental Health Physician - Guest BIO: Dr. Pro Business Channel clean 34:47 Marketing Automation Talk – @SpringBot @MarketWake @IBMWatson http://probusinesschannelusa.com/marketing-automation-talk-springbot-marketwake-ibmwatson/ Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:00:16 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=4375 Marketing Automation Talk - @SpringBot @MarketWake @IBMWatson Company or Product Name: Springbot Name and Title of Person to be Interviewed: Joe Reger, co-founder and CTO Guest BIO: Startup guy. Entrepreneur. Passionate for predictive analytics technology and machine learning algorithms. Interested in that magical place where technology impacts humanity. At Springbot we use technology to help small and medium sized businesses grow. Every day we see real people impacted by crazy smart algorithms and mountains of cloud computing power. It's very fulfilling. Recovering endurance sport addict. Husband. Father of three wonderful kiddos. Topics/Questions to Discuss: What makes marketing automation so difficult for small to medium sized eCommerce merchants? What are trends in marketing for eCommerce? What are 3 tips to help merchants preparing for the upcoming holiday season? We hear a lot about social media and time spent on Facebook, Instagram -- how does that play into marketing automation? What are key data and insights that merchants need to be successful in making marketing decisions? Web Site and Social Media Links: www.springbot.com Twitter: @springbot LinkedIn: linkedin.com/springbot Instagram: @springbots Snapchat: @springbot Facebook: facebook.com/sprbot Company or Product Name: Market Wake Name and Title of Person to be Interviewed: Maddie Richardson Guest BIO: Maddie is the CEO and Co-Founder of Marketwake, a metrics driven digital marketing agency here in the city of Atlanta. She comes from and has had a strong voice in the world of strategic graphic and web design working with major brands like West Elm, Patron, JustFab and Intel. Over the course of her career, she has led multiple creative and strategic teams working in digital playgrounds across many platforms, with an overarching philosophy: To make good work. Work that helps businesses tell their story, and moves consumers to action. She lives and plays in SW Atlanta’s Adair Park neighborhood with her talented bartender husband and 1.5 year old son. Topics/Questions to Discuss: What is the most common reason your customers come looking for a solution like Marketwake? There is a lot of buzz around marketing automation - when to do it, how to do it, the best tools to do it - What are the top 5 things every company should know when they’re looking to implement some type of marketing automation? You’ve got an extensive background in design, how does that play into Marketwake’s approach to digital marketing and automation specifically? Circling back to this metrics-driven creative idea... What are the most important metrics or benchmarks you use to gauge marketing success? What’s next in automation? Your Web Site and Social Media Links: http://marketwake.com/ Company or Product Name: IBM Watson Name and Title of Person to be Interviewed: Rachel Orston | Vice President - Client Advocacy, Watson & Solutions Portfolio Guest BIO: Responsible for leading SaaS growth and Customer Success across Watson, Watson Health and IBM's Solutions portfolio (Commerce, Security, Social and IOT) Before that, responsible for creating, marketing and successfully delivering solutions that enable our customers to be wildly confident using the IBM Marketing Cloud. Responsible for the world-wide solutions delivery teams as well as the go-to-market strategy for marketing cloud services and apps. Topics/Questions to Discuss: So what is Watson? How can people use it for marketing automation? Any interesting potential or existing use cases? What do they need to do to start using it? How much does it cost? Your Web Site and Social Media Links: http://www.ibm.com/watson Join Show Host Lior Weinstein and Guests on Upcoming Episodes of Marketing Automation Talk! Broadcasting LIVE from Pro Business Channel Studios in Atlanta. For more info about our show sponsor, AW Pro Tools visit: www. Marketing Automation Talk - @SpringBot @MarketWake @IBMWatson Company or Product Name: Springbot - Name and Title of Person to be Interviewed: Joe Reger, co-founder and CTO - Guest BIO: Startup guy. Entrepreneur. Pro Business Channel clean 45:23 CoFounders Podcast – EnviroSpark Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions http://probusinesschannelusa.com/cofounders-podcast-envirospark-electric-vehicle-charging-solutions/ Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:00:14 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=3602 EnviroSpark Energy Solutions, Inc. Aaron Luque, President/CEO Daniel Bullock Director of Business Development Worrell Thomas EVSE Sales Consultant and Marketing Rep We are a turn key provider of electric vehicle charging solutions. About Us EnviroSpark specializes in the design and installation of electric vehicle charging station solutions, and is proud to serve residential, small business, retail, corporate, and government clients. Why EnviroSpark? Customized Solutions – EnviroSpark listens to the specific needs of customers before designing or quoting a system in order to determine the best possible EV solution. Quality – EnviroSpark provides the best EV chargers in the market and the highest quality work, guaranteed. Quick and friendly service – EnviroSpark believes that transitioning to an EV should be simple, fun, and memorable. EnviroSpark gets the job done right and on time. Vision – EnviroSpark is proud to play an active role in making the world a better place today and for future generations. Values – EnviroSpark knows the value of honesty and integrity; with EnviroSpark what you see is what you get. EnviroSpark Services Fixed-Price Basic Installation Programs Customized System Designs Installation Financing and Leasing Options Free On-Site Evaluations Certified Equipment and Installation Warranties Maintenance Agreements and Extended Warranties Software Provisioning and Programming On-Site Training Station Optimization Consulting Post-Sale Support Inbound Help Desk Web Site/Social Media: www.EnvirosparkEnergy.com https://twitter.com/EnviroSpark https://www.facebook.com/EnviroSparkEnergy https://www.linkedin.com/company/envirospark-energy-solutions CoFounders Podcast Conversations with Co-Founders & Start-Ups Sponsored in part by... WeWork For more info about WeWork visit: www.wework.com/locations/atlanta/buckhead To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CoFoundersPodcast.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com (Click on the show photo album)   EnviroSpark Energy Solutions, Inc. Aaron Luque, President/CEO - Daniel Bullock Director of Business Development - Worrell Thomas EVSE Sales Consultant and Marketing Rep - We are a turn key provider of electric vehicle charging solutions. - Pro Business Channel clean 31:35 CoFounders Podcast – Edevate Provides Employee Education Worldwide http://probusinesschannelusa.com/cofounders-podcast-edevate-provides-employee-education-worldwide/ Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:00:21 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=3604 Justin Hackney, Vice President of Sales Edevate We provide affordable education programs for organizations wishing to recruit, develop, and retain great talent. MOOCS & SO MUCH MORE Massive Open Online Courses (“MOOCS”) offer a revolutionary low cost methodology for the dissemination of learning and by flipping their institution-centric model and creating unique value-added services Edevate has evolved the diverse universe of MOOCS and other “Open Education Resources” into a powerful user-centric, institution-agnostic credentialing platform. EDUCATIONAL ALCHEMY™ We are acquiring knowledge from the moment that we are born. Some of that knowledge is imparted through traditional “education” but much is acquired through less formalistic experiences such as workplace learning and unassessed training programs. In the past there was no methodology by which all of our learning could be collated, assessed and effectively harnessed and Edevate is the first comprehensive curator of learning experiences whether MOOCS, traditional courses (online or on campus), employment based training & experience or formal assessments of prior learning. While learning for its own sake is a noble pursuit most students pursue education in order to achieve career or other life goals. By providing a Universal TranscriptTM of a user’s achievements and documenting skills acquired Edevate provides a game-changing advantage in seeking employment or advancement. Edevate users can acquire and document the exact skills that they need to qualify for in-demand career opportunities and an Edevate transcript includes a unique skill-set inventory providing an invaluable tool not only for employment purposes but also for educational credentialing. ASSESSMENT & CREDIT Edevate provides efficient low cost skill assessments used and accepted by tens of thousands of employers worldwide. By combining free MOOCS and OERs with these proprietary assessments users acquire valuable industry-focused, competency-based credentials to advance their career or stay current in fast moving industries. Through a partnership with Excelsior College, users can leverage MOOCS and OERs to study for 30+ college-credit assessments administered at Pearson Testing Centers worldwide all certified for transfer to over 2,000 colleges and universities by the American Council for Education (ACE). And, as a bonus, up to 25% of the credit required for a degree can be earned through documentation of prior learning experiences! By combining these resources with other assessment-based credits such as AP examinations, CLEP and DANTES, students can start or finish a degree program or even earn an entire degree tuition & debt free. Through Edevate, users can convert learning and experience into a degree or other valuable assessed and accredited credential, truly: “Educational Alchemy”! www.edevate.com https://twitter.com/edevate CoFounders Podcast Conversations with Co-Founders & Start-Ups Sponsored in part by... WeWork For more info about WeWork visit: www.wework.com/locations/atlanta/buckhead To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CoFoundersPodcast.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com (Click on the show photo album) Justin Hackney, Vice President of Sales Edevate - We provide affordable education programs for organizations wishing to recruit, develop, and retain great talent. - MOOCS & SO MUCH MORE Massive Open Online Courses (“MOOCS”) offer a revolutionary l... Pro Business Channel clean 27:47 CoFounders Podcast – Branding While Broke and Continuous Good http://probusinesschannelusa.com/cofounders-podcast-branding-while-broke-and-continuous-good/ Tue, 17 May 2016 13:00:28 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=3606 Vincent Scatliffe, Founder Continuous Good Vincent Scatliffe possesses over 10yrs of design, leadership development, and brand management experience in multinational, civil society, life coaching and educational sectors. He is a highly creative, collaborative, and intuitive leader with a proven background in designing, developing and leading large scale brand strategies that refocuses and uplifts the people, culture, policies, and systems of an organization. Vincent is a disruptive visionary who is effective in global and multicultural settings. He has worked with entrepreneurs, educators, community and business leaders, and grassroots advocates to develop effective communications for their brand in the USA, Caribbean and Europe. He has proven strengths in design development, project management, and social impact. Vincent studied Industrial Design at Rhode Island School of Design, Product/Global/Luxury/Graphic Design at Strate College Designers in France, Product Development at MIT in Massachusetts and Product Management at General Assembly in California. Born into a Caribbean family from Tortola, British Virgin Islands, Vincent currently lives in Los Angeles, California. He is an inspirational leader championing community progress through creativity, innovation and design. He is the founder of Continuous Good (www.continuousgood.com), a business that supports, shares and builds social impact brands. http://vincentscatliffe.com https://twitter.com/vscatliffe https://www.linkedin.com/in/vincentscatliffe CoFounders Podcast Conversations with Co-Founders & Start-Ups Sponsored in part by... WeWork For more info about WeWork visit: www.wework.com/locations/atlanta/buckhead To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CoFoundersPodcast.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com (Click on the show photo album)  Vincent Scatliffe, Founder Continuous Good - Vincent Scatliffe possesses over 10yrs of design, leadership development, and brand management experience in multinational, civil society, life coaching and educational sectors. He is a highly creative, Pro Business Channel clean 19:18 CoFounders Podcast – Inaugural Episode with Wework and ATDC Advanced Technology Development Center at Georgia Tech http://probusinesschannelusa.com/cofounders-podcast-inaugural-episode-with-wework-and-atdc-advanced-technology-development-center-at-georgia-tech/ Tue, 10 May 2016 13:00:09 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=3500 Inaugural Episode with Wework and ATDC Advanced Technology Development Center at Georgia Tech Aja Anderson, City Lead wework Tenacious. Ambitious. Passionate. I get things done. There's never an excuse for missing the mark in my professional universe. If someone says "we can't", I get us to "we can." I never identify a problem without offering 10 solutions, and I love finding the answer that takes us to the next level. An eclectic portfolio in startups, non-profits, government, and education has molded me into a bonafide jill of all trades. I facilitate success for my clients and my company through excellent customer service, obsessive attention to detail, leading by example, and sparkling wit. I want to change the way we work. I spend my day identifying how best to enhance our brand new collaborative workspace in SF's Central Market district; how to invigorate the local business community; and supporting the dreams of over 300 inspiring entrepreneurs. www.Wework.com www.twitter.com/weworkatl Jen Bonnett, Acting General Manager Advanced Technology Development Center at Georgia Tech ATDC is the technology startup incubator for the State of Georgia. Powered by Georgia Tech, we help entrepreneurs learn, launch, scale and succeed in their work in turning their ideas into successful enterprises. We work with entrepreneurs across the state and have operations in Athens, Augusta, Savannah, and Atlanta. Ranked one of the world’s top technology incubators and named a Top 12 Incubator Changing the World by Forbes in 2013.  Nationally, 90% of technology startups fail. More than 90% of the ATDC’s Signature graduates are successful five years after their graduation.  ATDC’s 150 graduates have collectively raised more than $2 billion in capital. In 2014, Signature and Graduate companies merited $50+ million in capital. Web Site: www.ATDC.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/atdc CoFounders Podcast Conversations with Co-Founders & Start-Ups Sponsored in part by... WeWork For more info about WeWork visit: www.wework.com/locations/atlanta/buckhead To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.meetme.so/CoFoundersPodcast To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com  Inaugural Episode with Wework and ATDC Advanced Technology Development Center at Georgia Tech - Aja Anderson, City Lead wework Tenacious. Ambitious. Passionate. I get things done. There's never an excuse for missing the mark in my professional unive... Pro Business Channel clean 30:12 Kids Business Radio Episode 10 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/kids-business-radio-episode-10/ Sat, 27 Feb 2016 10:00:10 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=2827 Kids Business Radio Episode 10 Dr. Rhonda iNSPIRE Entrepreneurs LLC Guest BIO: Dr. Rhonda Anderson is a Life Transition Strategist and the President/CEO of A Scholars Touch, LLC. She specializes in Life, Education, and Business coaching. Dr. Rhonda serves youth (ages 12-21), adults, and entrepreneurs with obtaining success both personally and professionally. She has coached clients both nationally and internationally in group settings and individually. In addition, she is the co-founder of iNSPIRE Entrepreneurs and is the co-host of a web series called Changing Lives 365. Dr. Rhonda is also a published author and blogger. Topics: -iNSPIRE Entrepreneurs -Our Services -Our Book The Quick & Dirty Guide To Entrepreneurship -A Scholar's Touch -KWright Coaching -Upcoming Events www.inspireentrepreneurs.net Twitter: iNSPIRE4Growth IG: iNSPIREEntrepreneurs FB: IInspireEntrepreneurs Coach Kurinn Wright iNSPIRE Entrepreneurs: Business Coaching Guest BIO: Coach Kurinn Wright is the CEO & founder of KWrightCoaching specializing in Life coaching, helping people make informed decisions about their lifestyle and goals. With a Bachelors of Arts degree in Human Resource Management, and over 13 years of experience in higher education, her expertise is in goal setting, strategic planning, personal development, motivational speaking, and mentoring youth and young adults. As it relates to youth, Coach Wright conducts workshops that promote self-esteem, personal development, teamwork, and growth. These workshops are offered to assist the next generation with both social and soft skills in an effort to enhance their critical thinking, and prepare them for real-world experiences. Coach Wright also provides author coaching and is the co-founder of iNSPIRE Entrepreneurs, a business coaching and consulting company. She currently serves as the Life Empowerment Specialist at The Impact Center of Atlanta, and co-star of Changing Lives 365. Topics/Questions: The Quick And Dirty Guide To Entrepreneurship Operation Start-Up Nation The Importance of goal setting https://www.facebook.com/Iinspire-Entrepreneurs-712868398752961/?fref=ts https://twitter.com/iNSPIRE4growth https://www.instagram.com/inspireentrepreneurs Alexia Minter Miniature Chefs Guest BIO: Alexia Minter is the founder of Miniature Chefs. She has always loved to cook. After taking several cooking classes, Alexia realized that she would really enjoy teaching others to cook as well. With HOPE Business In A Box Academies, Alexia learned how to structure her passion for cooking into a viable business. Miniature Chefs goes beyond frosting cupcakes and spreading pepperoni on pizza dough. The cooking parties incorporate kitchen safety, table etiquette, and even basic pastry decorating. Through her love for cooking, Alexia plans to inspire future chefs for generations to come. Topics/Questions: The challenges of young women in entrepreneurship and the importance of mentorship. Kids Business Radio Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios with Show Host Dirk Ebener. To view previous episodes or submit a guest request visit: www.KidsBusinessRadio.com To view guest photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com    Kids Business Radio Episode 10 Dr. Rhonda iNSPIRE Entrepreneurs LLC - Guest BIO: Dr. Rhonda Anderson is a Life Transition Strategist and the President/CEO of A Scholars Touch, LLC. She specializes in Life, Education, and Business coaching. Dr. Pro Business Channel clean 58:08 Kids Business Radio Episode 9 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/kids-business-radio-episode-9/ Sat, 23 Jan 2016 15:00:06 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=2148 Kids Business Radio Episode 9 Leilani Plendl, Financial Professional Associate Prudential (financial services) Leilani Plendl is a Financial Professional Associate with the Prudential Insurance Company of America. She is licensed in Florida and in Georgia to sell life and health insurance, as well as variable investments. She holds Series 6 and Series 63 investment licenses. Her background is in education. She taught marketing and management classes for 13 years at universities in the Atlanta area. During that time, she volunteered at her childrens schools. Before she began teaching, she spent eight years at IBM in marketing and in finance. Positions with small software companies preceded that time, as did working with the Small Business Administration at a Small Business Development Center in Florida. Education, business, and children are her passions. As a Financial Professional Associate with Prudential, she is able to combine those into a dedication of helping others. https://www.prudential.com/financial-advisors/ga/atlanta/leilani-plendl Remington Youngblood, President and Founder Change 4 Georgia non-profit organization As President and Founder of Change 4 Georgia (C4G), my mission is to inspire and connect students with community service. I serve on the Advisory Board of AboutFace, a veteran support program; and the Junior Board of Children Helping Children. I am Teen Editor of Voices Magazine, and completed a Human Interests internship for The Morning Coffee Radio Show. Ive been an inspirational speaker for four years, and spoken at over 100 venues. As a freshman at Lambert High School, I am a member of Health Occupations Students of America, Compass, and Key Club. As an associate of Future Business Leaders of America, I am the Freshman Vice President. I serve on the Georgia State Student Advisory Council, the Forsyth County Superintendents Student Advisory Board, and the Forsyth County Committee for Food and Nutrition. I have earned a Second Degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and a First Degree in Karate! I enjoy graphic design, multimedia applications, snow skiing, and water sports! I attend Browns Bridge Church and aspire to be a pediatric radiology oncologist. http://change4georgia.org https://twitter.com/change4georgia https://www.facebook.com/Change4Georgia/?ref=hl https://www.instagram.com/lhs_c4g/ Uriah Bullard, President and CEO Future Entrepreneurs Chamber of Commerce Uriah is one of the founders and current President & CEO of the Future Entrepreneurs Chamber of Commerce and recent graduate of the Business Development Initiative. He is also the founder and owner of DigitizeMii, an information technology company, and on the side conducts independent study focused in Computer Science. Through the inspiration of God and his business mentors, Uriah is pursuing his passion of becoming an innovator in software development, as well as, helping empower youth to grasp a vision of pride and ownership. Uriah co-hosts the Georgia Minority Business Awards held every March and makes sure to take time out of his schedule to volunteer with Hands on Atlanta to teach elementary kids business principles. https://www.thefecc.com https://twitter.com/officialfecc https://www.facebook.com/pages/Future-Entrepreneurs-Chamber-of-Commerce/334808626564008 Kids Business Radio Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios with Show Host Dirk Ebener. To view previous episodes or submit a guest request visit: www.KidsBusinessRadio.com To view guest photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com    Kids Business Radio Episode 9 Leilani Plendl, Financial Professional Associate Prudential (financial services) - Leilani Plendl is a Financial Professional Associate with the Prudential Insurance Company of America. - Pro Business Channel clean 58:08 The American Dream, HisStory in the Making http://probusinesschannelusa.com/the-american-dream/ Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:40 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=1401     David Windecher, The Windecher Firm, Author of  “The American Dream : HisStory in the Making.” David Windecher grew up impoverished in the streets of Miami.  Surrounded by rampant crime and little opportunity, David chose a life of vice and violence out of desperation. David was first arrested at age eleven.  Over the following eight years, David was further seduced by a dark street life racked with violence, drugs and money.  What started as desperate measures to feed his family of six turned into a criminal lifestyle.  Windecher joined a gang, sold dope, built and masterminded a crime ring and was arrested 13 times. David Lee Windecher risked his life and the lives of his family to leave the gang.  He beat the self-imposed negative cycle of street life through sheer will and commitment to be better. He vanquished self-doubt and conquered his deep fears of fitting in at school to pursue an education. In 2005, David graduated summa cum laude from college and proceeded to graduate from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta. On May 25, 2014, David Lee Windecher took the Oath of Attorney in the very same court room he had appeared fifteen years earlier in handcuffs and an orange jumpsuit.  He is now a licensed attorney in both Georgia and Florida. David has chronicled his transformation from defendant to defense attorney in a compelling new book entitled “The AmerIcan Dream – HisStory in the Making.”  David wrote this book to detail the challenges facing kids and teens growing up in poverty and in tough neighborhoods. His book is now serving as required reading in Atlanta metro area court ordered rehabilitation programs. David also mentors non-violent teen offenders in the Atlanta metro area. He is the founder of RED, Inc. (Rehabilitation Enables Dreams), a non-profit organization which sponsors GED programs for young juveniles facing non-violent criminal charges and capable of rehabilitation through an education. RED, Inc.’s mission is to decrease recidivism and increase literacy among America’s youth. David is the recipient of the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction award in both 2013 and 2014. David is also the recipient of the “40 Under 40” Award by both Georgia Trend Magazine and the Atlanta Business Chronicle.David Windecher is a business owner, HLN Legal Analyst and motivational speaker. Windecher speaks passionately about rehabilitation of youthful offenders, the “ban the box” initiative and solving America’s gang problem. Website Twitter LinkedIn Atlanta Legal Experts Radio Show where attorneys come to share their expertise and make connections with the other guests. We also host networking events for attorneys, business owners, CPA’s & financial professionals. Speed network with attorneys, business owners, CPA’s, & Financial Planners based on an intelligent analysis of your company’s Referral Source Analytic s. As a Professional Connector, I practice the law of reciprocity in my everyday life. Attorneys and business owners looking for an affordable Atlanta office and business services to help you build your business, contact: Emily Rowell Peachtree Offices 404-250-3200 emily@peachtreeoffices.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.AtlantaLegalExperts.com To view guest photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com      -   David Windecher, The Windecher Firm, Author of  “The American Dream : HisStory in the Making.” David Windecher grew up impoverished in the streets of Miami.  Surrounded by rampant crime and little opportunity, Emily Rowell clean 46:10 Kids Business Radio Episode 8 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/kids-business-radio-episode-8/ Sat, 24 Oct 2015 14:00:16 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=999 Kids Business Radio Episode 8 Kids Business Radio Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios in Atlanta with Talk Show Host Dirk Ebener On this episode: Julie Frieswyk - Manager, Youth Programs University of Delaware Horn Program in Entrepreneurship's Diamond Challenge www.diamondchallenge.org https://www.facebook.com/DiamondChalleng?fref=ts Twitter & Instagram: @diamondchalleng & @juliewyn       Shreyas Parab, Founder & CEO of NovelTie & Diamond Challenge Student Ambassador http://www.mynoveltie.com/ https://www.facebook.com/NovelTie-908409072516816/ Twitter: @sparab18     Kids Business Radio Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios with Show Host Dirk Ebener. To view previous episodes or submit a guest request visit: www.KidsBusinessRadio.com To view guest photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com    Kids Business Radio Episode 8 Kids Business Radio Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios in Atlanta with Talk Show Host Dirk Ebener - On this episode: - Julie Frieswyk - Manager, Youth Programs Pro Business Channel clean 59:09 Kids Business Radio Episode 7 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/kids-business-radio-episode-7/ Sat, 26 Sep 2015 14:00:03 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=724 Kids Business Radio Episode 7 Kids Business Radio Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios in Atlanta with Talk Show Host Dirk Ebener. This Episodes Guests Include: Stephanie and Daniela Carvajalino Quality Line - Training Company https://www.facebook.com/parentsandcoaches?fref=ts Cesar Restrepo, Founder and director of Emprendedores Latinos USA Phone:  844.353.5872 website: www.EmprendedoreslatinosUSA.com blog: www.EmprendedoresLatinosUSA.org twitter: @EmprendedorUSA Facebook Page: Emprendedores Latinos USA Linked In (group): Emprendedores Latinos USA Youtube y Google+: Emprendedores Latinos TV Joshua Ford Assistant Principal at McEachern High School @MHS_messenger www.mceachernhigh.org Jerry Simmons Student Body Vice President Kids Business Radio Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios with Host Dirk Ebener. To view previous episodes or submit a guest request visit: www.KidsBusinessRadio.com To view guest photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com   Kids Business Radio Episode 7 Kids Business Radio Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios in Atlanta with Talk Show Host Dirk Ebener. - This Episodes Guests Include: - Stephanie and Daniela Carvajalino Pro Business Channel clean 60:13 Kids Business Radio Episode 6 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/kids-business-radio-episode-6/ Sat, 22 Aug 2015 14:00:03 +0000 http://probusinesschannelusa.com/?p=774 Kids Business Radio Episode 6 Kids Business Radio Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios in Atlanta with Talk Show Host Dirk Ebener! Mike Ames, TheBizGarage.com Founder Startup Pirates Atlanta - Entrepreneurial Workshop & Hackathon http://atlanta.startuppirates.org/?locale=en https://www.facebook.com/pages/Startup-Pirates-Atlanta/376304039215771?fref=ts @SPAtlanta www.thebizgarage.com @thebizgarage Nathan Fu Georgia Institute of Technology alumni. Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Currently an embedded engineer at Panasonic Automotive Systems of America. Kelly Lynn Prime Lifestyle Transformation Coach https://www.facebook.com/coachkellylynnprime https://instagram.com/kellylynnprime/ https://www.pinterest.com/kellylynnprime/ https://twitter.com/kellylynnprime Kids Business Radio Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios with Host Dirk Ebener. To view previous episodes or submit a guest request visit: www.KidsBusinessRadio.com To view guest photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com   Kids Business Radio Episode 6 Kids Business Radio Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios in Atlanta with Talk Show Host Dirk Ebener! - Mike Ames, TheBizGarage.com Founder Startup Pirates Atlanta - Entrepreneurial Workshop & Hackathon... Pro Business Channel clean 59:45