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  • 00:51

    From Poor Posture to Shark Tank - One Entrepreneur's Story

    in Business

    In 2006, Matt Franklin quit his day job doing marketing for a high-tech company and started his own video production company, that he still manages today, specializing in the creation of sales, marketing and training videos for tech companies. Matt is also an inventor. His most notable product, PostureNOW, was a collaborative effort between him and a friend, both of whom were suffering from poor posture that resulted from long days hunched over a computer. That product led them to a Shark Tank appearance and has brought in nearly $2 million in sales. Matt recently completed a successful Kickstarter campaign for another invention, the GripSnap, which is a phone stand with an ultra-powerful neodymium magnet base. Today, Matt divides his time working on his various business and has also developed an online course in posture improvement and workplace ergonomics, called Automatic Posture.


    We're going to talk with Matt about his experience, what he learned and what we can learn from him. 


    Today's show is sponsored by Audible.com and Expert Insights. Audible.com is a leading provider of spoken audio entertainment and information. Listen to audiobooks whenever and wherever you want. Get a free book when you sign up for a 30-day free trial at audibletrial.com/businessgrowth. Expert Insights is a new book detailing some of the most listened to episodes of this show. You'll find expertise from some of the world's business gurus in this information-packed book. You can find it on Amazon.com.

  • 01:01

    Winning in YOUR Shark Tank

    in Business

    You've seen the popular show "Shark Tank" and how entrepreneurs make their pitch to acquire funding. Now you can learn from the best of those pitches to craft your own winning pitches in true Shark Tank fashion.


    Specail guest Pierce Marrs, co-host of the Shark Tank podcast, will share secrets from the show. You'll learn how to get comfortable before you start the pitch, how to prepare so you won't be intimidated or shaken by your prospect's questions or reactions, how to showcase your product for maximum appeal, and how to zero in on the value that will resonate most with your prospect.


    CONNECT! listeners can call in live during the broadcast or send questions ahead of time to show host Deb Calvert at deb.calvert@peoplefirstps.com

  • 00:31

    Shark Tank Guest Kaeya Majmundar on The Shark Tank Effect

    in Entertainment

    Greg Call served four years in the United States Marine Corps as a Ground Intelligence Officer. He deployed to Afghanistan and Africa in support of Operation Enduring freedom. Prior to the Marine Corps, Greg earned a graduate degree in managerial accounting from Michigan State University. Following graduation, Greg worked in corporate management consulting and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Michigan. Greg is currently the Founder/CEO of PatriotMove, a tech start-up providing free services for the military community.


    Kaeya Majmundar is an undergraduate at Emory University in Atlanta, GA and serial entrepreneur most known for her appearance on ABC’s Shark Tank Season Finale. Her current products are BZbox, a collapsible storage box, Handykap, a physical therapy product, and Ringlee, a jewelry customization website.

  • 01:02

    Easy Ways To Generate Publicity With Shark Tank Guest Julie Busha of Slawsa

    in Business

    Are you a Shark Tank fan? Do you dream of receiving an offer from the sharks that can jumpstart your business? Do you also dream about what the publicity from being on the show can do for your business? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you don't want to miss this show! Join host and author Lisa Sims and her special Julie Busha of Slawsa as they discuss Julie's Shark Tank appearance along with other ways to generate publicity for your business while building your brand.


    Julie Busha is the President/CEO of The Busha Group and the Slawsa brand.  Prior to launching Slawsa, Busha spent over a decade marketing within the sport of NASCAR, most recently helping driver Bobby Labonte build his agency, during which she worked with General Mills for 9.5 years.  In late 2011, Julie used her branding, marketing and sales experience to launch Slawsa, a unique slaw-salsa hybrid condiment to the grocery market.  Within a mere two years after launch, Slawsa gained placement in the relish aisle in over 5,200 stores in the US and Canada with rave reviews from critics and consumers alike.  Busha then appeared on season 5 of ABC's hit show, "Shark Tank" where her speech of fiscal responsibility resonated with the Sharks and viewers alike.  Busha continues to grow the brand and expects coast-to-coast distribution by the end of 2015.  More information for slawsa can be found at www.slawsa.com.  Julie graduated as Division 1 Academic All-American, Order of Omega with 3 departmental honors from Winthrop University.  She and her husband, Brett reside with two weimaraners, Liesl & Ella, in Cramerton, NC.

  • 00:57

    Javier Manjarres Brings The Shark-Tank

    in Politics Conservative

    Awarrd winning blogger Javier Manjarres joins Willie today. Javier understands Florida politics like noone else.  Today you will get the 411 on Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio.  We will talk about Florida moving thier primary back 14 days. And how Javier sees 2016 elections playing out.

  • 00:29

    Lessons from a Shark Tank Winner

    in Business

    Ilumi is disrupting the illumination industry one LED bulb at a time with a little help from friends. Ilumi was featured on ABCs Shark Tank in April 2014. Corey Egan is co-founder of Ilumi and they are changing the way you light your home and office. Corey joins host, Cynthia Nevels, to share tips on how entrepreneurs can go from 0 to 60 without losing what's most important, how to take advantage of crowdfunding, and the value in academic business plan competitions to help prepare you to launch a successful start-up. Tune in July 15, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. CDT for a riveting and informative episode from Shark Tank winner Corey Egan. Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for exclusive business, technology and crowdfunding news. 

  • 01:09

    Shark Dropper Episode 68 (Beetle)

    in Comedy

    Sean and Roy over at @MTNpod (http://www.mtnpod.com/) join the boys on this episode of the Shark Dropper Podcast. They talk sequels, The Avengers, and The Fast and Furious. They talk about the best song to walk down the aisle to, and dick washing. After the break, they attempt to guess the plot of the James L. Brooks classic How Do You Know. 

  • 01:34

    Shark Dropper Episode 77 (Monty)

    in Comedy

    Writer / director Thomas Nudi joins Robert, John, and Kyle on the podcast to talk about his film, Monty Comes Back. Thomas talk about what went into writing, funding, casting, and directing his film, as well as his time in film school. The guys also talk about Jurassic World and "popcorn flix." They also talk the violence and realism in entertainment, and why everything needs to turn out so bad for everyone. They also cover gay marriage and racism in America. They cover it all! 


    For more information on Monty Comes Back to go: 


     https://www.facebook.com/MontyComesBack


     

  • 01:12

    Shark Dropper Episode 67 (Overboard)

    in Comedy

    Dan Lizette @poddigest joins the Shark Dropper crew to talk about his experince with interviewing podcasters. They talk about Dopple Avenue Hurt and the direction season 2 might take. Dan talks about voice acting for Brentwood Heights Stories, and the ins and outs of being a wedding DJ. After the break the guys discuss some current events, then try to guess the plot of Adam Sander's Going Overboard. You cand fin Dan Lizette's podcast at http://www.thepodcastdigest.info/ 

  • 01:19

    Shark Dropper Episode 88 (O'Lasavath's)

    in Comedy

    Mark Hofmeyer from the Movies, Flims, and Flix podcast joins us to impersoniate Kurt Russell, and talk about Kurt Russell themed drinks and foods. Mark talks about his time as boucner, and working as a production assistant. After the break we talk about Cecil the Lion, big game hunting, and hunting in general. 

  • 00:57

    015: Creator of The Spatty and Shark Tank contestant

    in Entrepreneur

    Cheryl Rigdon may not have walked away from the Shark Tank with a deal, but she did make a big splash. Her gentle manner, all around likeability, coupled with an extremely useful product made her a hit with Shark Tank fans. Cheryl has always been a problem-solver, and when she got annoyed by not being able to access the product at the bottom of her expensive bottles of make-up and lotion, she came up with a solution. That solution was the Spatty. After creating the perfect tool for her dilemma in the bathroom, she decided that the same tool, only bigger, could be used in the kitchen, so the Spatty Daddy was born. Join us to find out what it was really like to be on Shark Tank and get an update in her Invention!