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Business Incubators and Small Business
As a full time professional tenant in a business incubator, we at SCM enjoy all of the same services as does any professionally staffed office. Our working environment even includes built-in networking opportunities!
Business incubators are formal programs designed to support the successful development of entrepreneurial companies through an array of business support resources and services. Those services are developed and orchestrated by a management team sponsored by the local community, with the objective of stimulating the local economy.
Business incubators started to flourish in the mid to late nineties along with the hi-tech boom. Not surprisely, many believe incubators primarily serve the hi-tech industry but in fact, there are many niche incubators and others that work with a wide range of businesses...and their success rate is pretty high!Justin interviews Paula Connelly, Program Manager and Director of the Women's Business Center at the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, and Sharon Miller, the CEO of the Center since 1999.Paula Connelly manages the Business Incubator program and the Virtual Incubator program which is a pool of consultants providing case management directly to clients, including outreach, needs assessment and feedback. Paula also oversees Program Development which includes workshops, the Successful Women in Business Speaker Series, Quickbooks, Advanced Marketing, Business Planning and more.Sharon Miller is responsible for administrative and fiscal oversight, program development, and fundraising. During her tenure, Renaissance has added other locations, merged with Start Up, the only micro-enterprise organization in the Mid-Peninsula, expanded its small business incubator, became a SBA Women’s Business Center, and launched an instructor-led online business planning class.Justin Krane is a Certified Financial Planner and the President of Krane Financial Solutions. His savvy approach to financial planning allows clients to unite their money with their lives and business. Using a unique system developed from his studies of financial psychology, Justin partners with entrepreneurs to create a bigger vision with education and financial modeling.
On May 27, my guest will be Christopher Kogler he founder and CEO of NarrativeIQ. Chris mentors some of the world’s top business leaders helping them discover & tell strategic business stories that inspire their employees and customers to action. Leaders’ strategies don’t just spring to life, they stick.
Early in his career Chris worked in television as the Creative Director for New York City’s world class cultural institution, Thirteen/WNET. During his 16 award-winning years at WNET, he developed his love of stories and his storytelling skills garnered 5 Emmy Awards and numerous international kudos. Clients included GE, GM, ABC and HBO.
In 2006, he founded STI Consulting. His goal was to build on his TV storytelling experience and work with companies changing the world. In 8 years, he has spearheaded change management initiatives, helped create a web design agency, led a state recognized business incubator & counseled clean tech entrepreneurs in such diverse areas as smart grid technology, food waste recycling & tidal energy. He enjoys helping companies succeed by teaching them how to discover and narrate their unique value proposition.
Today, he’s building upon this work and his love of storytelling by partnering with the international consulting firm, Anecdote, and incorporating their outstanding 6 month programs, Storytelling for Leaders and Storytelling for Sales, into his consulting practice. These programs help leaders in large and small organizations develop their story skills so they can effectively inspire and engage their troops to take action. In the process, their personal business stories humanize the corporation.
CALLING ALL Tech Expresso #Grinders Innovators and Inventors!
Even if you are still in the idea stage - Call in 714-888-7506 during our show and you can pitch your idea, your app, your business idea or even a book you are authoring.
Practise your elevator speech and promote your start-up. We'll give each caller 10-15 minutes to talk and we'll ask questions. The best ideas will get invited back to do a full half hour to hour show.
Use this opportunity to get exposure to potential customers, supporters and sponsors. #PracticeYour Pitch #NeverKnowWhoisListening
We will give you feedback and guidance - email us @ email@example.com for more information about our Open Mic Episode and Small Business Incubator of Ideas!
“You’re not covered,” is the last thing you want to hear your insurance professional say to you when disaster strikes your business.
Discover the common misunderstandings about business insurance, the industry and its products, and how they contribute to poor decisions in buying coverage for your business when insurance expert James L. Holmes, Jr. busts myths and shares his insights on Business Confidential with Hanna Hasl-Kelchner on May 28, 2015 at 1 pm Eastern on Blog Talk Radio.
Jim is the Managing Partner of Sentinel Risk Advisors, LLC, a comprehensive insurance, risk analysis and liability firm that helps guard your assets and guide you in customizing coverage tailored to your business needs.
Jim is a graduate of North Carolina State University and maintains an active certificate as a Certified Public Accountant. Active in his community, he serves on numerous boards, including as a member of the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina. He is particularly passionate about operating companies, professional liability, complex casualty, commercial real estate, income properties, and growth companies.
Tune in to Business Confidential with Hanna Hasl-Kelchner and special guest Jim James L. Holmes, Jr. from Sentinel Risk Advisors, LLC on May 28, 2015 at 1pm Eastern and discover what you need to know to get the peace of mind that comes with the right insurance coverage for your business.
Business Confidential with Hanna Hasl-Kelchner is proudly sponsored by the Legal Leverage® Academy.
Take 5 minutes from your busy business day and listen to expert business advice to grow and improve your business with Howard Lewinter.
Today's Talk Business With Howard radio show topic is: When Is The Best Time For Your Business To Borrow Money?
CEOs, presidents, founders, business owners across the United States trust Howard Lewinter's business advice to solve business problems, increase business profits and live entrepreneurial dreams of running a successful business with less stress.
For more business advice and business tips, follow Howard on Twitter: @HowardLewinter - or connect with Howard on LinkedIn.
Trademarks help keep your brand ID safe, with the idea that no one else in the market can come in and use your brand or trademark for a similar thing. In this show, Bill and Rick discuss how you define and apply a trademark to your business that ultimately identifies the source of your product or service and distinguishes it from your competitors.
Discover how to legally, morally and ethically reduce your taxes, $5,000 to $10,000 or more each year.
The U. S. Congress has created laws that encourage individuals to be
entrepreneurs to start and run their own businesses. Home Base Business
Entrepreneurs have many more potential deductions available to them than the
everyday taxpayer. Here is a list of some of the categories from the IRS's Schedule C.
Bad debts from sales/services
Car and truck expenses
Commissions and fees
Cost of goods sold
Depreciation and section 179 expense
Employee benefit programs
Expenses for business use of home (form 8829)
Interest - Mortgage- Credit Cards - other
Legal and Professional Services
Rent or lease of vehicles, machinery and equipment
Repairs and maintenance
Taxes and licenses
Travel, Meals and Entertainment
Wages paid to employees
and many more that a qualified tax pro can help you find!
Bay Area's top small business coach and radio show host on AM 1220 KDOW and AM 1100 KFAX Margaret Jackson, is going to give you a few quick tips on building your small business brand on social media.
This is an off-the-cuff quickie!!! Take advantage of hearing real talk, and real straight.
Connect with the On the Edge Women In Business CLUB If you want to get, receive a special discount on joining the CLUB tune into AM 1220 KDOW tomorrow night 6p-7p PST or Listen LIVE Dial into the show and join me LIVE on AIR, to claim YOUR DISCOUNT! 1 800 516-1220.
Silicon Valley's top small business coach and radio host of AM 1220 KDOW, AM 1100 KFAX Margaret Jackson addresses the myths and realities of coaching. What is the difference between a mentor and a coach? Do you believe in coaches? Is coaching a waste of your time? What are today's titans saying about coaching and mentorship? What is my responsibility?
Coaches and Mentors are leaders, influencers, aggitators, game changers that press and guide you toward your professional, and personal next level success. Coaches can see the game from the side-line and assist you in making course corrections.
Welcome to yet another aspect of the #IGNITEyourLife with Toy Parker Radio and Television Network! This is your one-stop destination for Edutainment, Entertainment, Empowerment and Energetic Sparks you need to #IGNITEyourLife so you can live the #EPICLIFENOW you deserve today in love, life and business! Don't look for the light at the end of the tunnel - choose to be the light in the tunnel and blaze a trail to your success! My purpose is to help you do just that while #GivingGreatness daily with #BlazingAmazing content!
In this episode, we will have candid conversation with Kama Thomas and talk about how to maximize profit while overcoming life's challenges. There are a lot of free resources available to help you in business and today we will discuss that and more as we talk business and finance in our #MoneyBlueprintMomentum series.