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Former KCTV5 Chief Meteorologist Katie Horner joins host Kelly Scanlon to talk about her shift from meteorology to the plumbing industry. Find out how her new company Katie's ASAP Plumbing is getting the attention of women customers and women plumbers, what it's like to transition from a television personality to entrepreneur, and how to set boundaries in a family business.
To listen to more podcasts from host Kelly Scanlon, visit the archives.
The average tenure for a CEO is 5-1/2 years—and nearly 40 percent are fired wtihin their first 18 months.
Successful CEO and entrepreneur Joel Trammell has defied those statistics and now shares his insights in a brand new book called The CEO Tightrope: How to Master the Balancing Act of a Successful CEO.
In this episode, Joel joins host Kelly Scanlon to share these timely and practical insights:
The top three challenges CEOs face
The best metrics for measuring performance
How aspiring CEOs can best prepare for the role
The exact responsibilities of a CEO
How to get employees to align with corporate goals
. . . and a host of other tips and information for balancing the CEO tightrope.
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Joining host Kelly Scanlon is Anne Cull, founder of ThinkViral, a social media sales training company. Tune in to discover ways businesses can use social media to cultivate sales leads without spamming.
Anne is a Los Angeles transplant with more than 15 years of sales experience, both on and off line. Four and a half years ago, the economy tanked, and Anne saw traditional sales methods going out the window and people depending more on relationships and referrals to stay in business. With more businesses online than ever before, she filled the need for more referrals by started a social media sales training company called ThinkViral.
Listen to more shows hosted by Kelly Scanlon in the Smart Companies archives.
Joining host Kelly Scanlon is Scott Miller, CEO and co-founder of Dragon Innovation, to talk about how the company helps startups turn their product ideas into real products.
Scott has been fascinated by hardware since, as he puts it, he was old enough to hold a screwdriver. He's gone on to work on high efficiency robotic tunafish, life-size robotic dinosaurs for Disney Imagineering and robotic baby dolls for Hasbro.
He was also led the Roomba technical team and led the production of 3 million Roomba units.
Scott recognized that many entrepreneurs often fail going from prototype to high-volume production, so he co-founded Dragon Innovation. The company helps startups and hardware investors, primarily in the area of consumer electronics, progress from prototype to full production. The company also helps their clients navigate logistics, crowdfunding, manufacturing and sales.
Listen to more shows hosted by Kelly Scanlon in the Smart Companies archives.
Chris Miles, the "Cash Flow Expert," joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how entrepreneurs can quickly free up and create cash flow and lasting wealth.
Chris is an author and a fellow Blog Talk host who's been featured in US News, CNN Money, and Bankrate.com. He has a reputation for achieving life-altering financial results for his clients.
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Dr. Angie Besendorfer, chancellor of Western Governors University in Missouri, joins Smart Companies KC host Kelly Scanlon to discuss digital degree offerings that can help business owners reach the top of their game. Dr. Besendorfer also provides insights into how to choose the right university; tips for enhancing the online learning experience; suggestions for balancing family, work and education; and how to use tuition reimbursement programs to retain employees and make them better workers.
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Joining host Kelly Scanlon on Smart Companies Radio is Jim Beach. In 2009, Beach started School for Startups, a Web resource devoted to teaching his philosophy of low-risk entrepreneurship. His book of the same name, “School for Startups,” was published in 2011. Referred to as the Simon Cowell of small business by CNN, Beach been featured in Entrepreneur magazine and other major media and also hosts his own radio show heard around the country.
Host Kelly Scanlon welcomes Jennifer Wadella to discuss the importance of nurturing women in technology, providing mentors and encouraging women to pursue technology as a career path.
She is an active member of the Kansas City tech community, is a frequent hackathon attendee, technology speaker, and is the founder of Kansas City Women in Technology (KCWiT), a non-profit aimed at growing the number of women in technology careers in Kansas City.
Jennifer also sits on the Shawnee Mission School District CTE Advisory board, is a committee member of the KC Girls in STEM initiative, and sits on the Young Women in STEM Conference planning committee.
Listen to more shows hosted by Kelly Scanlon in the KC Smart Companies archives.
Joining host Kelly Scanlon is Mark Farnsworth, sales and marketing director of Kansas City-based HEPACART, a company that manufactures dust-containment carts and other infection-control products for hospitals. The company’s products are now used by thousands of hospitals and health contractors across the United States and Canada
You'll hear the entrepreneurial story behind HEPACART, and how it's working to make your trip to the hospital a little less risky.
Do you have a great business idea? Do you wonder whether it can be a successful product or service? Concerned about what your competitors are doing? Do you even know who your competitors are? Wonder where the next opportunity is in your industry?
Our guest today, Seena Sharp, is president of Sharp Market Intelligence, a firm specializing in marketing information. Seena is also the author of Competitive Intelligence Advantage: How to Minimize Risk, Avoid Surprises and Grow Your Business in a Changing World.
She joins host Kelly Scanlon to talk about how market intelligence will save you valuable time, money and resources.
Seena reputation and passion for marketing have earned her mention in the trade and business press, including Peter Drucker’s Leader to Leader newsletter, Bloomberg Business, The Los Angeles Times, Nation’s Business, Inc, Marketing News, and more. She’s also been quoted in books “Competitive Intelligence by Larry Kahaner, and others.
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More than ever, businesses today must create compelling content that attracts readers and gets shared. Why? So they can gain credibility, attract leads, understand their customers . . . the list goes on. But it's not always as easy as it sounds.
Smart Companies host Kelly Scanlon welcomes John Rampton, the managing editor of search-engine marketing news site Search Engine Journal and founder of Palo Alto, Calif.-based Adogy, a marketing company that specializes in helping startups. John also serves as an advisor and investor to SEO Engine. In today's podcast, John shares tips for creating relevant content, getting found by the search engines, marketing your content, and gaining visitors who read and share your information.
Be sure to listen to other Smart Companies shows hosted by Kelly Scanlon in our archives.
Contact guest John Rampton at email@example.com
Barbara Teicher joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss her new book, It’s How You Say It. Teicher is a keynote speaker, trainer and coach, and she’s has spent 25 years developing leaders in companies with some of the most recognized brands in the world. In today’s podcast, Barbara discusses the steps to developing the powerful communication skills necessary to lead others and get things don.
To listen to additional podcasts from host Kelly Scanlon, visit the show archives.
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