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  • 00:54

    The Current State of the Political Economy – New Business Paradigms – 10/6/15

    in Business

    In the international section of October's show we discuss the ongoing role of China in the global economy, the latest growth projections from the IMF, and the problems with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive trade deal that is going to come before Congress soon.

    We then discuss The Optimist Daily, a project launched by the World Business Academy in partnership with The Optimist magazine. Sign up for a free daily email full of Solutions News – we focus on the things that are working now instead of the doom and gloom narrative of the mainstream media. No Spam. No Marketing. Just Solutions. Find out more here: http://worldbusiness.org/the-optimist-daily/

    In the domestic news section of the show we discuss the current state of affairs of the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party and the contest to replace Speaker of the House John Boehner. As a result of congressional chaos we have moved the Doomsday Clock forward one minute closer to midnight, which represents global economic meltdown. We are now at 11:50pm.

    In the Economic Drilldown, Rinaldo gives his outlook on oil prices, gold, and stocks that pay strong dividends. 

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  • 01:06

    Doing Business in Greater China: Tips for Bridging the Cultural Divide

    in Business

    Western companies wanting to do business in Greater China are in for a culture shock; yet, the prospect of accessing one of the world's largest markets is both intriguing and alluring.

    Discover how to successfully navigate this terrain when we welcome Nicholas V. Chen, founding partner of the Pamir Law Group, who has successfully completed hundreds of foreign investment transactions into China as well as assisted the Chinese government, private and state-owned enterprises in completing outbound investments and transactions.

    Nic understands both East and West cultures and business styles. He's U.S. born and raised; yet, he's has been traveling to China since 1973. With an undergraduate degree from Yale and a law degree from New York University, he is eminently qualified to bridge between China and the rest of the world and provides powerful tips for how you too can successfully navigate doing business in Greater China.

    Discover how to get started, how to deal with intellectual property issues, how to deflect requests for bribes, and much more.

    This episode is proudly sponsored by the Legal Leverage® Academy.

  • 00:33

    The Yelp Bill. How it Can Affect Your Business

    in Education

    Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 2365 into law on September 9. Dubbed by some as the "Yelp bill," it adds a new section to the Civil Code preventing contracts from containing clauses that limit a customer's right to make statements about the business.

    Join Bill, Rick and Steve to examine the bill’s potential affect on your business.

    Bill Bernard – WFBLegalConsulting.com

    Steve Smith – GrowthSourceCoaching.com

    Rick Moscoso – R2VisualStudios.com


  • What Is Marriage - Ownership or Partnership?

    in Women

    Not too long ago, the institution of marriage was considered in many cultures as a man's ownership of a woman. In cultures where a "bride price" or a dowry was paid to the parents of the bride, this was considered the man's purchase of the rights to her body. The idea of spousal rape didn't exist in such societies, because the woman was the man's property. But not all cultures viewed marriage this way. Some societies recognized marriage as a partnership in which both parties formed one entity, like a corporation. They shared responsibilities for debts, and payment of taxes to the government. In such societies, if a man was in the position of a ruler and he died, the authority was passed on to his wife.  Culturally, we have a lot of models to choose from, when it comes to defining what a healthy, fulfilling marriage looks like. Today's American culture seems to lean more toward mutual ownership, and this tends to create problems with jealousy and possesiveness. What really is marriage? Is it ownership? Is it partnership? What would you want your marriage to look like? Later, we'll talk to Revin Fellows who is hosting a special discussion between men and women this evening, 6-9 at Grub Chicago, 1230 West Taylor Street, "What Black Men Really Think About the $680 Billion Black Women Spend?"

  • 00:27

    Mindfulness Could Your Business Benefit from a New Way of Thinking?

    in Business

    Dr. Karen Oldham is a licensed clinical psychologist with almost 25 years of experience.  Listen in as Dr. Oldham explains what Corporate Based Mindfulness Training is all about.  Could your business benefit from this very purposeful training Fortune 500 companies are embracing?  Not just for large corporations mindfulness is a practice you can start learning about right now.  For more information go to www.karenoldhampsyd.com and click on the page for mindful work and the video links.

  • 00:05

    What If Einstein Was A Business Owner?

    in Business

    Listen to today's Talk Business With Howard 5 minute podcast with business expert - strategist - and advisor to CEOs, presidents and business owners, Howard Lewinter: What If Einstein Was A Business Owner?

  • 00:31

    Smart Marketing for Small Business

    in Marketing

    This is your show, dedicated to stimulate your thinking, motivate your actiions, educate continuously. Visit our LinkedIn Groups - Smart Marketing for Small Business. Checkout our Blog www.smartmarketingmoves.com & our website www,smartmarketinggroup.com. E-mail us your commrents, thoughts , topics you;d like covered and if you'd like to be a guest. to share your expertise and experiences.

  • 00:31

    Let's Talk About Doing Your Business Smarter

    in Business

    Colm Kelly ... Founder of Do Business Smarter, a business coaching, consulting and strategy training center just for small business owners, joins me today to have a discussion on 12 core business ownership skills and marketing strategies you need to survive and thrive in 2015 and beyond. Colm has been helping small business owners work smarter for over 20 years, and today I want to pick his brain on  why so many business owners seem to struggle for ever while others to make it to the top.

    Colm has met, spoken to and worked with thousands of small business owners during his 20 plus years as a business owner and business adviser. Many of those business owners achieved reasonable success, some completely failed, but a few of them achieved HUGE success. Not because their product or service was any better, but because the owners were serious and committed to constant improvement. Because of their commitment and drive, they achieved the ultimate business owners dream; a business that makes them huge profits without them having to be there all the time. Most business owners today are experts in their field - they have experience, skill and a drive to succeed, yet still 96% of them fail in the first 7 years. The folks that fail didn't do so because they didn't know their product or service, they failed because they didn't have a solid business structure and system to follow. 

    If you are a small business owner that is serious about growth and wanting to work smarter not harder ... this podcast is for you! 

  • 01:56

    Another Off the Cuff Conversation With The Conscious Black Business Network

    in Business

    Another Off the Cuff Conversation With Conscious Black Business Network. We will discuss upcoming events, current events, and more.

    Open the lines up to talk about current events and business
    Q and A with Listeners
    Business Talk
    Casual conversation with Brother Sankofa and Minister Ausar
    Pan Africanism
    Current Events
    And More!

  • 00:23

    Could Your Business Survive if You Didn't Step Foot in It for 7 Months?

    in Business

    Does your business have the tools it needs to survive without you?  Processes and procedures are things that are nice to have.  Are they essential survival tools?  Eddie Z, musician and entrepreneur extraordinaire was forced to make a difficult decision.  Owner of The Playroom and The Playroom Academy of Music, he found himself physically unable to work.  He didn’t step foot in his business for 9 months and it not only survived – it grew.  It sounds impossible but for this amazing small business owner right here in the Carolina’s that is exactly what happened.  In part 1 of this 3 part series Eddie Z’s explains how he got started in business and more importantly how his businesses made it without him.  Learn more about Kidney Disease on Eddie's website http://www.kidneyrealtalk.com.

  • 00:29

    Business Talk with John Molinaro, APEG Partnership June 24,, 2015 at 1:00

    in Education

    BUSINESS TALK features JOHN MOLINARO, President and CEO of the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth, (APEG).  This Partnership serves companies and site consultants working with counties and communities.  APEG provides assistance to established companies looking to grow their businesses.  Initial funding comes from a JobsOhio Network grant, matched with private business contributions. The grant allows APEG to serve the 25-county southeast JobsOhio region within Appalachian Ohio.  APEG draws the entire region together by developing long-term strategies and initiatives to transform the regional economy and by building widely shared economic prosperity.  A prime focus of APEG is retaining existing jobs and businesses and accelerating business growth to spur additional job creation and investment in the region.