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The 2014 Small Business Book Awards, now in their 6th year, celebrate the best business books that entrepreneurs, small business owners, CEOs, managers, and their staffs should read. They also recognize important resources supporting authors and the publishing industry. The small business community plays a key role by nominating, showing their support for, and voting on their favorites.
Back in 2007 we noticed that most business books being reviewed or winning awards were books of interest to the enterprise or corporate audience. No sites consistently covered books specifically for small business owners and managers, and entrepreneurs.
Thus began the weekend business book reviews at Small Business Trends. Since starting the book reviews, our book reviewing team under the leadership of Book Editor Ivana Taylor, has reviewed nearly 500 small business books, writing unbiased in-depth reviews.
These Awards are an outgrowth of the weekend book reviews. After publishing reviews, we frequently were asked for advice about which books to read. Rather than giving off-the-cuff responses, we decided to find a way to get a broader range of input on books worthy of recognition.
Let's extend a warm welcome to Ivana Taylor and Anita Campbell!
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Brooklyn real estate attorney Robert Howe will discuss the challenges facing small business and how to prepare for those challenges in the future today with Patrick Gilbride of Edward Jones and Mike Durant of the National Federation of Independent Business on Howe's New York.
You can tune in to hear Bob discuss New York real estate, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn small business, community affairs, and events. Call in or email us with any questions and follow Bob on Facebook and Twitter @RobertHowePC.
David Hooper of Barnes & Thornburg will talk about how the JOBS Act has not been a boon for small businesses to raise funds as anticipated, and can shed some light regarding the ways small businesses are securing financing right now and the key laws they need to adhere to in order to do so properly.
Jonathan Durkee, Vice President, Product Management, for Fleetmatics, discusses ways even the smallest business can better manasge their field services staff and add profits.
Terry Murtaugh will talk about how he manages a business across major metropolitan areas with demanding clients.
Small Business Success Talk with Helen Callier
Helen Callier, with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a Six Sigma Black Belt, began her career in Corporate America working for some of the top Fortune 500 Petrochemical and Industrial companies in the world. While serving as an Executive Staff Technical Manager of a Plastics Division of GE, Helen traveled extensively throughout North America, including Canada, Mexico and Central America and had technical unit responsibilities in South America.
While with GE, she embedded in her DNA to always be marketing and even if you’re an Engineer in front of the customer, be marketing because business – even big business like GE – is about relationships. This business experience combined with growing up in a family business fueled Helen’s energies and shaped not only her marketing skills, but honed Helen’s abilities to nurture customer relationships.
This episode, Small Business Search Strategies to Attract Customers, Clients and Donors, features Chris Gregory, a Managing Partner and Director of SEO at DAGMAR Marketing, a leading SEO and digital marketing agency. He is also an expert contributor to AllBusiness.com in various subjects including business directories. Stir the conversation with a comment or response to the question: Q1: What tools do you use to help customers find you? Tag responses on Twitter with #mymarketingmojo for a chance to hear your comment during the live episode and to participate in the live chat.
In a marketing melting pot of limitless possibilities, small businesses often find resources in short supply, budgets tight and time not on their side. They must be realistic in their approach, execution and performance. The Marketing Mojo Show provides a forum to share, shape and sharpen the saw of marketing opportunities with guest interviews and reviews of ideas and insights; practices, principles and platforms; news, tools and tips. Take a few minutes to harness your marketing potential, capitalize on your capabilities and tap into the power of community, conversation and commentary.
The Marketing Mojo Show is produced by LGK Marketing Communications Collective, a women-owned small business.
We all know that having a coach or mentor can be beneficial in business. But it's not always what it's cracked up to be. What if you:
Can't find the right one
Have outgrown your current coach/mentor
Are between coaches
Currently don't have a budget that will stretch to include the cost
Are you supposed to close up shop and wait for things to fall into place? Join leading Social Media Numerologist Leonie Hope as she talks about how numerology can help.
In this episode Leonie will share some coaching disasters of her own and simple strategies you can use right now to keep moving forward in the right direction.
About Leonie: Leonie Hope is the leading Social Media Numerologist, a creative entrepreneur, speaker, author and founder of Inspired Life Paths. Her mission is to inspire, uplift and empower others to make their difference in the world. Leonie works with small business owners and solo-preneurs who are struggling to find clients and take their business to the next level. She helps them to make more money and share their message by leveraging the power of social media effectively using numerology and low cost/no cost marketing strategies. Discover more at http://inspiredlifepaths.com or https://www.socialmedianumerology.com
DJ Hans, born on 7/28/73 as Hans Batista, hails all the way from Havana, Cuba where he & his family migrated to the U.S. (Miami, FL to be exact!) in 1980 on a makeshift raft out of banana leaves & plywood. This early resolve would set the standard for his tenacity to live out his dream and make his mark in the DJ world. His first real interaction with the art of DJ’ing came at the precocious age of 11 when he & his upstairs neighbor decided to join forces, each with their single turntable to make 2 wheels of steel, & DJ Hans started experimenting with scratching to, the very apropos song by Egyptian Lover, “What is a DJ if he can’t Scratch”. At this age, he also had his first brush with producing by editing his recordings on his Realistic tape deck. By age 13, DJ Hans & his cousin extraordinaire, Aramis Lorie (aka Jokey Jam), began earnestly dabbling with DJ’ing with their aberrant pairing of a Realistic & Gemini turntable & Pyramid mixer. However, this charismatic duo would be put on hold for about a year as DJ Hans briefly relocated to California where he had his first encounter with the almighty Technic 1200’s. He was exposed to the sounds of disco & freestyle being played at a high speed by a Mexican DJ. His stint on the west coast was short lived due to him being a menace to society, but this gave him the opportunity to link back up with Aramis & get back to work on his craft, where they began experimenting with the classics such as Dominatrix, Running by Information Society, Planet Rock, Gigolo Tony, etc. … and all of this from his cousin’s apartment in Hialeah, done in true Cuban style! DJ Hans just moved on to his next adventure, which was Nightlife Productions, where he threw some of the best parties at Hot Wheels, banquet halls, and small clubs all over Miami.
Welcome to "REAL TALK with the Number One Doctors!" Rev. Dr. Floyd Harris, Jr. and Dr. Jean Kennedy are human and civil rights activists who cover news and offer viewpoints on issues of concern. Together with co-host, Mary Neal, their mission is to educate, motivate, energize, mobilize and organize to take our community to a higher level. Our shows run Monday - Saturday at 8pm - 8:30pm Pacific time. Call-in at 619.393.2837.
"Real Talk" features guest hosts who bring news and viewpoints of interest on Mondays and Wednesdays. Fridays are our Open Mic Nights, when we turn the mic over to our audience. Dr. Jean Kennedy offers "Freedom School" classes on Saturdays. Some "Freedom School" episodes also air on Sundays.
We welcome your questions and invite you to share your opinions. Please share each show's url with your online friends and groups! If you would like to be a guest, please email Dr. Kennedy at DrJeanKennedyRadioShow@gmail.com or Rev. Floyd Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org