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    #326 Art of the Start, Marketing Must-Do’s, Redefining PR, Self-Storage Solution

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    Segment 1: Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. Formerly, he was an advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google and chief evangelist of Apple. He is the author of The Art of the Start 2.0, The Art of Social Media, Enchantment, and ten other books.


    Segment 2: Sharon Rowlands is the CEO of ReachLocal. She has more than 20 years of experience leading multi-billion dollar companies serving small- and medium-sized businesses, financial markets, and enterprise customers.


    Segment 3: Barbara Rozgonyi is the CEO of CoryWest Media, a strategic marketing consultancy. Barbara blogs at http://wiredPRworks.com and was noted as a top 50 content marketing influencer on twitter.


    Segment 4: Sam Rosen is the founder and CEO of MakeSpace. Prior to MakeSpace, Sam was Upfront Ventures’ first Entrepreneur in Residence. He was featured in Forbes’ 2015 “30 Under 30” list in the consumer tech category.


    Segment 5: Nellie Akalp is a serial entrepreneur and small business expert. She currently serves as CEO of CorpNet.com, an online legal document filing service, where she helps entrepreneurs start a business, incorporate or form an LLC, and offers free business compliance tools.


    Sponsored by Sage, Nextiva and Co

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    #319 Taxes, Finances, SBA Resources and Strategies for Women in the Workplace

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    Segment 1: Susan Packard is the cofounder of Scripps Networks Interactive and former chief operating officer of HGTV. She is the author of New Rules of the Game: 10 Strategies for Women in the Workplace.


    Segment 2: Nicole Lapin is the author of the New York Times bestseller Rich Bitch: A Simple 12 Step Plan for Getting Your Financial Life Together…Finally. She was the youngest anchor ever at CNN and then went on to claim the same title at CNBC


    Segment 3: Marianne Markowitz is the Regional Administrator for the Small Business Association’s Midwest Region. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel appointed Markowitz to serve on the City of Chicago’s Small Business Advisory Council.


    Segment 4: How to Get Unstuck


    Segment 5: Barbara Weltman is attorney and best-selling author of numerous business, tax, and finance books, including the perennial J.K. Lasser’s  Small Business Taxes and J.K. Lasser’s 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks.


    Sponsored by Sage, Nextiva and The UPS Store.

  • 00:54

    #317 Daymond John, Tom Hopkins, Peter Bregman, Denise Bosler, Jason Sanchez

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    Segment 1: Tom Hopkins is world-renowned as The Builder of Sales Champions. He is the author of “How to Master the Art of Selling™".


    Segment 2: Daymond John is the creator of FUBU and star of Shark Tank. He partners with Miller Lite Tap the Future contest to help passionate entrepreneurs make their business dreams a reality. He is joined by last year’s winners Bellhops. 


    Segment 3: Peter Bregman is the author of Four Seconds: All the Time You Need to Stop Counter-Productive Habits and Get the Results You Want. 


    Segment 4: Denise Bosler is the principal of the design firm Bosler and the author of the book Creative Anarchy.


    Segment 5: Jason Sanchez is the founder and owner of Pet Stuff with 7 neighborhood pet stores and an area-wide pet supply delivery service. 


    Sponsored by Sage, Nextiva, and The UPS Store.


     

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    #314 Small Biz Expert Susan Solovic, Infusionsoft, For Goods, Cupid's Cronies

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    On episode 314 of Business Insanity Talk Radio, my first guest, Susan Solovic, is going to look into her crystal ball and tell us the worries and opportunities for small business in 2015. Next, most small biz owners do not spend the time and money to put together a systematic marketing plan. Well, that stops today. Did you know that only 24% of Americans volunteer every year? My next guest has the solution to increasing that number. Dating is difficult for busy professionals, but learn how my final guest makes it a whole lot easier.


    Susan Solovic is an award-winning entrepreneur and Internet pioneer. She is a sought-after keynote speaker, New York Times bestseller, media personality and popular blogger. www.smallbizexpertacademy.com


    Lindsay Bayuk, Director of development at Infusionsoft, a company that helps small biz thrive with sales and marketing solutions.


    Beth Bond is the founder of For Goods, a program that makes volunteering fun, easy and rewarding.


    April Davis is the founder of Cupid's Cronies, a dating site that matches people up romantically and professionally.


    Sponsored by Sage and Nextiva.

  • 00:33

    Caller I.D. and the Contact Center

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    Cost of caller identification: Even though it's been around for decades, caller ID continues to pose problems for your contact center.  Today, we'll be talking about why those problems are actually getting worse, and discuss some ways your contact centers can alleviate the burden and cost of caller ID.
     


    Guest:


    Ian Roncoroni is the founder of Next Caller, advanced caller ID for businesses. Next Caller is the world's largest caller ID database, linking telephone number to name, address, email, household income, and other personal information. Ian is the head of business development, and wrote the logic for their proprietary data aggregation algorithm. This algorithm is so unique that industry giants like Nextiva, 8x8, and Vertical Communications have made Next Caller their native caller ID product. He is a graduate of Princeton University and the prestigious Y Combinator program.

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    #282 Sanjeev Agrawal, Jenny Q. Ta, Julia Tang-Peters, Kevin North

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    Scheduled Guests: Sanjeev Agrawal demonstrates CollegeFeed- a brand new way for college graduates to find jobs. Jenny Q. Ta shows how to negotiate anything. Julia Tang Peters challenges you to be a real leader. Kevin North shows where to get started with ecommerce. Sponsored by Sage Summit and Nextiva.

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    #293 Brian Shapland, Matt Ingleby, Judd Hollas, Jordan Edelson,

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    Judd Hollas shows small business owners how to protect their patents. Brian Shapland reveals new research on how office environment effects your team (and what changes to make). Mat Ingleby shows how to build a fan base on a budget. Jordan Edelson takes us through how to build an mobile app. Sponsored by Sage One and Nextiva.
     

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    #290 Charles Houghton, Scott Brandt, Jill Salzman, Dafna Michaelson

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    Charles Houghton is founder and owner of Charles T. Houghton, P.C., a law firm dedicated to providing business, compliance, licensing and regulatory advice to the recreational and medical marijuana industry. Charles discusses “cannabusiness” - a new and emerging industry of innovative businesses and business opportunities evolving around both the medical and recreational marijuana use - and opportunities for entrepreneurs.

    Scott Brandt is the vice president of marketing at SurePayroll, where he oversees many levels of technology, including the company website, email marketing, social media, Salesforce.com, and SEO. Scott talks about how small businesses can benefit by outsourcing payroll and which technology is most useful for small business owners.


    Jill Salzman is currently growing her third entrepreneurial venture, The Founding Moms, the world’s first and only kid-friendly collective of offline meetups and online resources for mom entrepreneurs. She is also the author of Found It: A Field Guide for Mom Entrepreneurs. Jill talks about the first Founding Moms Conference taking place on Monday, October 6 and how people can attend, sponsor, and partner.

    Dafna Michaelson is the co-founder and president of the Journey Institue for the 50 in 52 Journey, a project for which she traveled across America to all 50 states, spending 52 weeks to find and share the stories of ordinary people doing incredible things in their communities throughout the country. She discusses the importance and best practices of social media etiquette for small business.


    Sponsored by Sage and Nextiva.

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    #281 Scott Starbuck, Joe Langner, Kathy D'Agati, Ellen Harnett, Michelle Salatar

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    Scheduled Guests: Scott Starbuck of CIty Soles shows the secret how to take a retail store and put it online. Joe Langner of Sage reveals the latest results of the small business mobile survey. Kathy D'Agati and Ellen Harnett demonstrate how to make a career change with Back to Basic Wellness. Michelle Salatar of Sumer shows how to do effective copywriting for your web site and content marketing. John Bates has the secrets to get to speak at TEDX. Sponsored by Sage and Nextiva.

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    #286 Deborrah Himsel, Michael Mazzeo, Alice Breden, Sarah Robinson

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    Scheduled Guests: Deborrah Himsel is the author of "Beauty Queen: Inside the Reign of Avon's Andrea Jung". She discusses what is needed for women to able to break through the glass ceiling and land in the executive suites of major corporations. Michael Mazzeo is an associate professor of management and strategy at Northwestern University's Kellog School of Management and co-author of the new book Roadside MBA: Back Road Lessons for Entrepreneurs, Executives and Small Business Owners. Michael shares his thoughts on whether or not someone can learn to be an entrepreneur in business school as well as his thoughts on what it takes to be successful in small business. Alice Breden, open researcher and advisor for American Express, is one of America's foremost trusted small business experts. She reveals the findings of the American Express 2014 Small Business Monitor, which tracks how small business owners are feeling and reveals that women business owners, in particular, are feeling optimistic for the future of their small business. Finally, Sarah Robinson, author of the Amazon bestselling business book Fierce Loyalty: Unlocking the DNA of Wildly Successful Communities, talks about how to create loyal customers. She discusses why most companies fall short and what we can do to cultivate and keep a customer. Sponsored by Sage and Nextiva.

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    #285 Evan Singer, Joe Caprio, Sarah Robinson, Tom Caporaso

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    Scheduled Guests: Evan Singer shows how to speed up that SBA loan and get it done in 5 days. Sara Robinson demonstrates how to build a loyal customer base. Joe Caprio shows how to shorten the B2B sales lifecycle. Tom Caporaso talks about how to implement a loyalty rewards systems at your small business. Sponsored by Sage and Nextiva.