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On August 19, my guest will be Susan Mazonson, an independent associate with Viridian Energy. She is an expert at building wealth by spotting trends and industry developments.
Her career began as one of the first female college hires at AT&T, part of the “high potential” management program. Subsequently, she was recruited to lead the charge of New Business Development for the second largest US telecom equipment manufacturer. There, she created the business plan for the infrastructure to power the emerging U.S. cellular radio networks, referred to today as mobile or wireless.
When deregulation of the telecom industry occurred, Susan leveraged that by starting two boutique consulting firms, advising incumbent carriers on how to compete in this new paradigm shift of competition, innovation, and technological advancement. Among her clients were AT&T, Verizon, Alcatel-Lucent, all the Bell Operating Companies, and many other market entrants creating new niches.
After riding the telecom deregulation wave for nearly 30 years, Susan recognized that the deregulation of the energy sector was the next “once ever” opportunity to not only create substantial wealth, but at the same time, do good for the environment. She now offers simple, innovative, renewable energy solutions for consumers and businesses. And she trains, mentors and coaches business professionals and entrepreneurs to create a part-time, recession-proof, passive, residual income, by sharing the benefits of choosing renewable energy options.
Susan has a B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics from Brown University and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.
Leveraging Industry Benchmarks to Build a Business Case for a Technology Investment.
Technology is a crucial component in many areas within the contact center. With Drew's experience he is a wonderful person to enlighten us more on this topic. As a problem solver with Technology Finance Partners he will shed some light on how industry benchmarks are used in selling and what that translates to on the buyer’s side
Drew Wright co-founded Technology Finance Partners in 2000 and has driven hundreds of millions of dollars of enterprise technology investment through strategic consultation on deal structuring and collaborative business case analysis support. This ongoing effort gives Drew a unique understanding of the real value of technology, from IT infrastructure to business application as well as a practical perspective regarding pricing and delivery models. Drew has spoken at a number of software conferences on the subjects of ROI, green IT, SaaS pricing strategies and customer analytics.
Prior to TFP, Drew was a vice president of ADAC Capital, ADAC Laboratories’ customer finance program. His professional career started in the medical device industry where he traveled to 48 of 50 states to see orthopedic surgeons implant the custom knee and other joint implants that he designed. Drew earned a BS in mechanical engineering with an English minor from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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Casual conversation with Brother Sankofa and Minister Ausar
Creating leverage in life and business may sound generic, but I can assure you that this show will be anything but.
My guest today, Jason Hartman, is going to give us very specific strategies and techniques for business owners to use.
We're going to learn how to mix real estate investing and entrepreneurship.
And he's going to share 3 major areas you want to apply leverage in your life and business...one of these I have never even thought of!
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