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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.
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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.
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On this episode of Divine Leverage, Success from the Inside Out, join Host Devon Plumberg as she walks you through a checklist to determine your business's vulnerability. Are there any chinks in the armor?
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At no other time in history have we had so many generations of workers active in the workforce. Our guest today, Cheryl Cran, the CEO of Evolutionary Business Solutions teaches how to leverage the talents, skills, and experiences of all those generations and keep the company moving forward.
for more information on the Host, Kelly Scanlon, visit www.ithinkbigger.com/radio
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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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.
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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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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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Social entrepreneur Hayley Besheer, founder of Make a Difference Intimate Apparel (MADI Apparel), joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss the line of women’s underwear that’s giving women in a variety of hardship situations comfort and confidence.
As a student at the University of Missouri, Besheer learned that underwear is the single most needed and under-donated item of clothing. Through research she learned that women in many situations don’t always have access to new, clean underwear, including women in domestic violence shelters, victims of natural disasters, women in homeless shelters, and women in developing countries.
Rather than shrugging off that research, Hayley decided to do something about it. MADI Apparel designs and produces a line of women’s underwear, manufactured in the United States in Hemingway, South Carolina. The line features six styles, and for every pair of underwear purchased, Hayley gives a pair away to a woman in need. MADI Apparel has been likened to Toms Shoes, and has raised more than $20,000 on Indiegogo.
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Do you have leadership potential? when asked that question, a lot of people will emphatically answer, "no", but leadership is in actuality is influence and you instead should ask yourself, "do I have the ability to influence others?"
On Divine Leverage Success from the Inside Out, Host Devon Plumberg will talk about what it takes to influence others and build your leadership abilities and just like building your fortune or your retirement.... It doesn't happen overnight.
And you'll discover ways to practice your plan of influence, learning how to engage people in your mission vision or plan.
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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.
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Joining host Kelly Scanlon is Gay Gaddis, founder and CEO of T3 (The Think Tank), the technology-fueled creative agency with offices in Austin, New York and San Francisco. For the past 25 years, T3 has helped clients leverage creativity and new technology to transform both their businesses and brands. Gaddis is also part of the Committee of 200, an organization that is confronting glass-ceiling issues, work-life balance and other challenges facing women in business.
Gaddis discusses how the C200 got started, its purpose and programs, and what C200 is doing about some of the biggest issues facing women in business today.
For more podcasts from host Kelly Scanlon, please visit the show archives.