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Pro Business Channel

The Pro Business Channel, "Converting Conversations to Content!" Programming made possible by our supporters, think PBS for the business community. Pro Business Channel studio is a place where business owners and entrepreneurs can come and talk about their business in a non-threatening environment and leave with a highly valuable audio file all about them talking passionately about their business. We never charge guests to appear and we syndicate to a variety of the top social media and audio/video channels. Samples of shows include Atlanta Legal Experts (ALE), Business Authority Radio (BAR) and Georgia Business Radio. These shows attract some of the top people in business, from Georgia’s attorney general to a regional SBA administrator and business authorities from the local to national level including a member of the President's cabinet! Pro Business Channel gives businesses the opportunity to create content in a 30 minute show which can be re-purposed and used for content marketing strategies for months. Content is king in marketing, to stay relevant businesses need to continually be in front of their audience. The channel goal is to capture conversations and convert it to content, then share ways to convert that content into cash-flow.

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:arrow: :arrow: David Ludwig Founder of National Loan Exchange NLEX, and a Godfather of the Debt Buying Industry on Capital Club Radio Michael Flock interviews David Ludwig, Founder of NLEX, a company formed to promote and broker the sale of distressed assets. In their conversation, Dave shares how he developed his business, managed it through tough economic times and is now building the NLEX of the future. Dave has taken NLEX from its start, as a post-RTC sales outlet in the 1980’s, to today, where it is the nation’s leading broker of charged-off credit card and consumer debt accounts. NLEX’s parent company conducted the industry’s first public sale of charge-offs for Bank of America in 1989. With that experience, Dave introduced selling charge-offs from financial institutions by hosting the industry’s first debt sale conference in 1994. Since then, Dave and his team have supervised sales of over 5,000 portfolios with face value of $150 billion in the US and Canada. Dave has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from the University of Illinois and has been in the financial industry for over 25 years. Considered a pioneer in the debt sales industry, he has been a featured speaker at industry conferences and quoted in numerous national media outlets. Here is a glimpse of what Dave shared in the interview. … but most said, “No, we will never sell charge-offs. That’s a crazy idea. Why would we do this? You’re going to sell to someone that we’re going to lose control of, that’s going to violate… going to threaten to break legs and we’re going to be brought into law suits.” … because this was before electronic media. Everything is in hard files. When we were doing a sale back then we would set up a war room of all these files, these cardboard boxes of files that people would come in and go through. … because all we are is a relationship business. We don’t make widgets. There’s nothing we’re buying and selling. It’s a relationship business… Connect with National Loan Exchange, Inc. ("NLEX") and Dave Ludwig: http://www.nlex.com   https://www.linkedin.com/in/dave-ludwig-b23b6747 About Capital Club Radio Hosted by Michael Flock, Chairman & CEO of FLOCK Specialty Finance, Capital Club Radio provides a forum for middle market business leaders who have been typically underserved by traditional banking. Capital Club Radio provides listeners an opportunity to gain valuable business insights and perspectives to deal with market uncertainty. Topics will include: key success factors, both personal and professional, dealing with adversity, outlook for the industry and your business. Capital Club Radio Hosted by: Michael Flock Sponsored by: Flock Specialty Finance Providing a forum for leaders in the middle market segment which has typically been undeserved by traditional banking. Listeners gain valuable business insights and perspectives to deal with market uncertainty. Topics include: key success factors, both personal and professional, dealing with adversity, outlook for the industry and your business. For more info about Michael Flock and Flock Specialty Finance visit: www.FlockFinance.com To check out more episodes visit: www.CapitalClubRadioShow.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.

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:arrow: :arrow: Communicating Story as a Business Leader with Dr. Gene Griessman on the Rich Hart Show Focused upon Time Management, Leadership, Diversity and Change Management. The man who brings to life one of America’s most beloved Presidents at conferences and company meetings Gene Griessman is celebrated around the world for his books, training films, and memorable presentations.  As an actor and playwright, he has performed at Ford’s Theater, the Georgia Dome before 25,000, the Lincoln Memorial, and aboard the famed carrier the USS Abraham Lincoln.  He has conducted exclusive interviews with American Presidents, actors, sports stars, and business leaders.  He has won numerous awards including the Benjamin Franklin Award.  He often appears on television and radio, and his award-winning productions have aired nationally. Dr. Gene Griessman He is the creator of whatyousay.com.  If credibility is important…. his award-winning book “The Achievement Factors” is considered a classic. “Time Tactics Of Very Successful People,” published by McGrawHill, is in its 38th printing. “The Words Lincoln Lived By,” published by Simon & Schuster in its 18th printing.  He is author of “Lincoln Speaks To Leaders,” “Lessons from Legends,” “Lincoln’s Wisdom;” and the celebrated training film “Lincoln On Communication.” Dr. Griessman has taught at major universities in the US and abroad—at William and Mary, North Carolina State University, Auburn University, Tuskegee University, and Georgia Tech.  He served as a Fulbright professor at the University of Islamabad, the National Graduate University of Pakistan, and as a visiting researcher at the National Agrarian University of Peru and the University of New South Wales in Australia. He is a member of the Television Academy. Show Topic:  What makes People Successful while engaging and communicating story as a “Thought Leader” and “Business Professional” in today’s diverse ...

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Team Rubicon and Veterans Empowerment Organization on Georgia Business Radio Joe Messere Deputy Director, Southeast at Team Rubicon Team Rubicon USA NonProfit Executive, Veteran, Entrepreneur. Making a difference in people's lives every day through disaster response and veteran reintegration.   Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. Team Rubicon’s primary mission is providing disaster relief to those affected by natural disasters, be they domestic or international. By pairing the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders, medical professionals, and technology solutions, Team Rubicon aims to provide the greatest service and impact possible. Through continued service, Team Rubicon seeks to provide our veterans with three things they lose after leaving the military: a purpose, gained through disaster relief; community, built by serving with others; and identity, from recognizing the impact one individual can make. Coupled with leadership development and other opportunities, Team Rubicon looks to help veterans transition from military to civilian life. Serving the Under-served Across the world, disasters are a part of life. No corner of the globe is spared from severe weather – be it crippling winter storms, catastrophic hurricanes, or unchecked wildfires. By focusing on under-served or economically-challenged communities, Team Rubicon seeks to makes the largest impact possible. Disasters represent a massive financial cost, and by providing immediate relief work, free of cost, TR aims to help communities begin recovery sooner. Topics to Discuss:  Veterans Day For many men and women of our Armed Forces, the desire to serve their country and fellow man does not diminish once they take off the uniform. Continued service helps us build stronger communities and supports transitioning veterans. Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/josephmessere https://teamrubiconusa.org https://www.facebook.com/teamrubicon https://twitter.com/teamrubicon https://www.instagram.com/teamrubicon Brian Smith Insurance Office of America Insurance Executive-Specializing in Complex Risks-Government Contractors Brian Smith serves on the Board of Directors for the Veterans Empowerment Organization (VEO) and the National Defense Industrial Association. Professionally he is responsible for business development with Commercial Risks and Government & Defense Contractor clients. Strategic business development includes revenue growth through partnerships with centers of influence, bid and proposal awareness, government contract education, non-traditional/non-recurring distribution of insurance capital, deployment of alternative risk financing techniques, and delivery of IOA resources. Lastly, Brian served honorably with the U.S. Army and US Army Reserves for 14 years, retiring in 1999 with the rank of Captain. He had the pleasure of being stationed at Redstone Arsenal during his Ordnance Officer Basic Course in 1991 and subsequently attending his Chemical Officer Advanced Course at Ft. McClellan in 1998. Brief Description of  Service:  We serve homeless veterans throughout the Greater Atlanta area by providing them with shelter, food,

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Smart Meter Technologies and Executive Coaching on Business Developers Network Malika Givens Digital Marketing Manager Landis+Gyr  Malika Givens is a Digital Marketing Manager with Landis+Gyr. In this role she strategizes and executes on all aspects of digital marketing, including website management, social media, SEO, SEM, branding, email and graphic design. She helps her company navigate through the evolving digital marketing space as their own business evolves. Before joining Landis+Gyr in 2015, Malika worked for 7 years for a range of small to mid-sized b2b businesses in sales and marketing roles. Malika is a skilled marketing professional and holds a double-major bachelor’s in Marketing, and Logistics, Transportation and Supply chain management from the University of Maryland-College Park. Accomplished digital marketer with extensive background in graphic design, email marketing, website optimization, and marketing strategy. Specialties: Photoshop, Illustrator, Layout Design, Photography, Email Nurturing, Communications, Social Media, SEO, SEM, SAP, CRM, Direct Mail, Landing Page Optimization Certified, Inbound Marketing, Content Management, Webinars Brief Description of Product or Service: Landis+Gyr is a smart meter and smart grid technologies company focused on helping utilities manage energy better. For more than a century, Landis+Gyr has helped the world manage energy better. Our meters and solutions empower utilities and end-customers around the world to improve their energy efficiency, reduce their energy costs and contribute to a sustainable use of resources. As the largest global player in smart metering with one of the broadest portfolios in the industry, our products, solutions and services empower utilities and consumers with the data necessary to make informed decisions about energy usage and meet worldwide energy challenges today-and tomorrow. Topics to Discuss: Organizational buy-in Digital marketing tools Digital marketing trends Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: Website: https://www.landisgyr.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/landisgyr Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LandisGyr Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/landis Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mdawnwaller Twitter: https://twitter.com/malikadidit Emory Mulling Chairman  Mulling Corporation  Since 1986, Mulling Corporation has provided Executive Coaching, Career Transition/Outplacement, Team Integration, and Conflict Resolution to both large and small organizations in most industries. Served in the US Army as a Military Intelligence Analyst. Vice President of Human Resources and other HR leadership positions with three Fortune Five Hundred Cos. in manufacturing, distribution, banking, transportation, and food service. Founder of The Mulling Corporation (1986) that provides Executive Coaching/Leadership Development, Outplacement/Career Transition, Conflict Resolution, Team Integration, Team Building. Specialties: Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, International Executive Coaching, Executive Coaching for Gen Xers, Career Transition, Outplacement, Conflict Resolution, Team Integration,

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Two Under-Served Areas of the Insurance Marketplace on Buckhead Business Show Buz McOmber McOmber Insurance  My family began in the insurance business in 1893 with my grandfather, Fred T. McOmber. He and my father built one of the largest independent insurance agencies in Michigan through their focus on honesty, great customer service, community involvement and making policy holders the center of everything they did. That’s the world I grew up in and those are the values I carry forward with me to this day. My business career in multiple industries over 45 years has as its foundation the desire to make my clients more effective, their businesses function more successfully and always doing the right thing on their behalf. I have a degree in investment finance from Miami University (Ohio) and spent my first five years out of college as a Naval Officer serving shipboard out of Norfolk, VA and as base Supply Officer & Comptroller at the ammunition depot on Guam. I spent 28 years in the technology industry, working in large systems for IBM, followed by a role as a leader in a desktop systems integration and leasing firm and then finally as a sales leader managing relationships with Gartner, Inc.’s largest clients including GM, Sara Lee, Ford, Chrysler and Coca Cola. I was driven to enter the “family business” by my desire to help those who struggle to find affordable health insurance as well as long term care insurance that makes financial sense. I take community involvement seriously having served on the inaugural Executive Board of the Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce, working on Habitat for Humanity home builds, and mission work in Tanzania. My wife Kimberly & I have been married for 46 year and are the parents of three wonderful children and now enjoy six grandchildren. Brief Description of Product or Service: Focused on two under-served areas of the insurance marketplace: 1) Health coverage for the small/medium sized business (5 & up) and also those larger business where they have individuals who can't afford the group plan offered by the employer. I also serve larger companies that are self-funded to help them manage there routine medical costs which fall straight to the bottom line. 2) The long term care market has been in disarray because of carriers leaving the market and large increases in premiums. I offer a hybrid life/long term care product from a large A+ rated company that provides 2x the face value of the underlying life policy for a price only slightly above what a life policy costs. It's also guaranteed issue for groups of 5 employees & up - up to $100K ($200K LTC). This provides smaller companies with the ability to offer a benefit that few others do and for the average person who thought they couldn't afford either life or long term care insurance to have both. Our insurance products are excellent fits for the markets I have identified because they all struggle with offering affordable, accessible and simple to use health coverage. The hybrid Life/Long Term Care product addresses the shrinking number of providers and the many broken promises of affordable premiums to help people in their later years. Topics to Discuss:  State of both health ins mkt and Long Term Care mkt Who we serve, why & how we add value Why limited medical plans Why hybrid Life/LTC What sets us apart Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:  www.mcomberinsurance.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/buzmcomber The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta...

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BookLogix CEO Angela DeCaires and Rob Wilson Interviewed on Author Talk Show Angela DeCaires CEO, BookLogix  Angela DeCaires is the CEO of BookLogix. She has previously held positions as the Director of Publishing and Marketing & Communications Manager with the Atlanta-based publisher. Angela is dedicated to helping to educate authors on the nontraditional publishing industry and is a frequent public speaker at writing conferences and events. Angelas background includes experience in public relations, writing, broadcasting, and journalism, having spent a number of years as a TV news producer and news writer in New York state, followed by public relations work for health systems in both Florida and New York. She holds a degree in Communication/Journalism from St. John Fisher College. Brief Description of Product or Service:  BookLogix is an Alpharetta, GA-based book publisher that works with business professionals, authors, and folks from all industries and backgrounds to publish, print, market, and sell their books. Topics to Discuss:  Why listeners should think about publishing a book, What's involved in publishing process, including steps and timeframe, etc., influence of digital age on publishing, latest trends, common mistakes, etc. Basically I am very open-ended on any matter related to publishing... Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:  https://booklogix.com https://www.facebook.com/booklogix https://www.instagram.com/booklogix https://twitter.com/booklogix https://www.linkedin.com/in/angeladecaires Robert Evans Wilson, Jr. Jump Start Your Meeting!  Award-winning writer and speaker, Robert Evans Wilson, Jr. works with companies that want to be more competitive through innovation, and with people who want to think more creatively. Rob is the author of the internationally syndicated column on innovation, achievement, and leadership: The Un-Comfort Zone which runs in Psychology Today and more than 300 other publications. He is also the author of four books including the inspirational book: Wisdom in the Weirdest Places; the psychological mystery novel: ...and Never Coming Back; the humorous children's novel on dealing with bullies: The Annoying Ghost Kid, and the hilarious, illustrated collection of bathroom graffiti: OFF THE WALL! The Best Graffiti Off The Walls Of America. Brief Description of  Service:  Robert Evans Wilson, Jr. is a captivating storyteller who has entertained audiences around the world. He creates stories for speeches, articles, fiction, and advertising. His real-world content on Innovation, Creative-Thinking, Achievement, and Leadership helps people get better results in their businesses and in their personal lives. He does this through speeches, seminars, coaching, and copywriting. Topics to Discuss:  Innovation Creative thinking Dealing with change Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/robevanswilson LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/in/graffitiguy Twitter: http://twitter.com/robevanswilson Author Talk Show Interviews with authors about their journey of writing a book, the mission,

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Amazon FBA, Mobile Fuel and Security At Your Fingertips on CoFounders Podcast Chirag T. Patel Co-Founder  Amazon Take Action! and Startup Development Institute  My name is Chirag T. Patel and I was born in Drumright, Oklahoma. When I turned 3 years old I moved to a small city in Georgia called Milledgeville. My mother was born in New Zealand and my father was born in India. In 1979 my father came to America to pursue a new life and the American Dream. My mother also moved to America during the same time who was brought here by my grandfather to pursue a better life for my mother and her sisters and brothers. During this time my parents had not met yet. My parents were like many immigrant families that came to America who had a dollar and the dream, well more like $10 for my dad. Being the first generation of Indians who immigrated to the US they did not know anything or anyone. Through word of mouth my father and mother were introduced and like the Indian culture they were married within a week in a arranged marriage. Today all that has changed, believe me, I am married and she didn’t say yes until three years later, but that’s another story! Not knowing how my parents were going to survive, make money, raise a family and get a piece of the American pie. They went straight to work at a small independent motel making minimum wage. Then everything changed-- I was born! Not knowing how they would survive and raise a family on minimum wage they took a leap of faith. From the money they saved and getting a loan they moved 926 miles from Cushing, OK to Milledgeville, GA and bought a small motel called Royal Inn on the not-so-great part of town. Now my parents didn't know anything about ROI, PnLs, customer service, or managing a motel. They didn't go to college for this. All they knew was working hard and HUSTLE! They knew if you worked hard at something then results will follow. But little did they know, they instantly became entrepreneurs! For the first few years business was slow, but knowing there was no turning back they had to make it happen by any means necessary. So the next thing they did was the greatest entrepreneurial idea that my parents ever came up with. To their credit probably the best idea they ever had! They decided to build a liquor store within the motel! You heard right, a drive through/walk in liquor store. So now customers can buy their favorite drink and rent a room without ever drinking and driving! Business went up ten fold! Now people could come and buy liquor which in turn was free marketing to the motel. This move brought a lot of business to the motel and we were renting rooms left and right. Or I guess you can say we were in the business of preventing drinking and driving! My sister and I grew up at the Royal Inn, it was the place we called home. We played, ate, slept and slumber partied with our friends. Yes, our friends always asked why we lived in a motel since they all lived in normal houses, but it was all we knew and growing up everyday was a adventure. From the time I was 12 years old I started helping my parents operate the motel and the liquor store. Well, I didn't have much of a choice because (1.) I lived in the motel and (2.) my parents made me! So even before I was a teenager the entrepreneur spirit was instilled in me. When I turned 18 I was more than ready to get out of Milledgeville. Although I think it's the greatest city in the world! I was ready for bigger and better things. I moved to Atlanta and attended Georgia State University. Throughout Middle School, High School and College I knew I wanted to own my own business so I just needed to figure out exactly what I wanted to do. To make a long story short I became a Headhunter and worked both sides of the industry including the agency and corporate side.

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Robert Williams III Owner EnSyT Business Development  Professional Attributes: “My skills and experiences are diverse and extremely transferable”. I have strong ethical, professional, legal and social standards assimilated into my persona and can project assertiveness, intellectual curiosity and humility, to every situation. I have mastered change, and acquired an array of skills necessary to manage in a highly competitive economy. I effectively combine my professional experience to meet the business needs of my clients/customers. Career Overview: I systematically apply investigative, analytical and problem-solving skills and continuously work successfully with cross-disciplined teams. I currently empower small businesses to measure and analyze qualitative and quantitative aspects of their business activities using statistical analysis and financial ratios to determine cash flow, liquidity, profitability, efficiency, debt management, etc. •Solving Business Problems (Decision Tree and 2x2 Matrix Models), Lynda.Com •Operational Management Fundamentals (Inventory, Production, Quality), Lynda.Com •Pivot Tables for Data Analysis, Lynda.Com •Applied Business Research and Statistics (UOP Graduate Level Course) •Research and Evaluation/Statistics I & II (UOP Under Graduate Level Courses) •Quantitative Reasoning for Business (UOP Graduate Level Course) •Financial Analysis for Managers I & II (UOP Under Graduate Level Courses) •Corporate Finance (UOP Graduate Level Course) Brief Description of Your Product or Service: The goal of my company is to assist with capitalizing on the difference between working technically in the business and strategically on the business with continuous and inexpensive access to market/industry data, analysis tools, ideas, best practices and leadership insight from leading resources and leaders of national and international organizations, guaranteed to help you not only out-think but think ahead of most small business owners. Topics to Discuss: Personal bio History of EnSyT EnSyT Business model Client success stories How EnSyT meets its own challenges Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: Robert Williams III: https://www.linkedin.com/mynetwork/invite-sent/robertwilliamsiii Show Host:  Artie Ruderman The Business Developers Network where today’s leading business developers share and learn innovative business development concepts to generate greater value for their businesses. Broadcasting LIVE from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. For more info about the show sponsor visit: www.igscorp.net To listen to more episodes visit: www.BusinessDevelopersNetwork.com     To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.OnAirGuest.com

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Amazon Storefronts, Shop Exclusively from U.S. Small Businesses Interview with Gene Marks on Georgia Business Radio Today we have Gene Marks, Washington Post columnist author and financial expert joining us to talk about how supporting the U.S. small businesses online is an important concept for not just Americans and local business, but for the entire community and now it's even easier when shopping online to buy from us small businesses with a new store called Amazon Storefronts. Making life so easy these days, thank you to Amazon. This is a store to shop exclusively from U.S. small businesses, which is very passionate and close to our hearts at the Pro Business Channel, helping support those small and medium-sized businesses. We certainly have a business expert joining us on today's show, Gene Marks writes daily for the Washington Post as I mentioned focusing on issues affecting the business community also writes weekly columns for Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Fox Business, The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com and if we can afford him on the Pro Business Channel. Gene this could be a regular series. [00:01:12] Yeah, I'll have my agent call your agent. Well as soon as we get an agent we'll take that call. Yeah. All right. So, these columns are read by hundreds of thousands of small and medium-sized businesses owners around the country. [00:01:25] So this is definitely in everyone's wheelhouse for this episode. Gene has written six books on business management specifically geared towards again, those small and medium-sized companies.  Here to analyze and provide details about this new digital storefront is author and as I mentioned business expert Gene Marks. Gene before we get into this, you’ve written six books. [00:01:47] So what's your most popular and best known or of those six books? By the way these books are sold on Amazon.com.  My bestselling book is, “In God We Trust, Everyone Else Pays Cash” it’s a bunch of cash flow advice and tips, geared toward small business owners. Okay, and we may give a teaser at the end of this segment are about your next book maybe in the work. [00:02:12] So let's jump into this topic, tell our listeners why it's important for shoppers to buy from us businesses, even when they're shopping online. I mean, well Rich, you know that she talked about this on your show as well. I mean there are hundreds of thousands of small businesses in in Georgia, you know, these are businesses that that provide many jobs to the state and nationally, you know, small businesses provide more than half of the jobs. [00:02:40] We know that small businesses are a huge part of the US economy and there are a lot of people out there that want to support small businesses and you know their government programs that do that some companies are doing that as well and. You mentioned in your introduction. I mean Amazon stepped up this week as well and they're launching something called storefronts and you know, what the whole backstory to store funds riches that you know Amazon if you buy something from Amazon, it's more likely that it's coming from a small Merchant. [00:03:12] Half of the products that sold on the site comes from a small business or a merchant and there's more than a million small businesses in the us alone that are selling their products on Amazon. So, Amazon sort of said, you know what let's bring some of these guys together. They're starting off at 20,000 small businesses selling more than a million products under storefronts. [00:03:36] You and I or anybody else that wants make sure that when we’re buying something the same as usual, but we want to make sure it's going to a U.S. based small business.

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Michael Hollingsworth: Attorney, Son of an Entrepreneur and Now, Servant to Entrepreneurs Michael Flock, of FLOCK Specialty Finance, speaks with Michael Hollingsworth of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough. Hollingsworth shares his insights on being a “Trusted Advisor” for his clients by helping his clients avoid the traditional pitfalls and obstacles that present themselves during the deal making process through the use of his experience and common sense. As co-head of the Mergers & Acquisitions and Investment Management Groups, Michael’s focus is on middle-market corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. He also serves on the firm’s Executive Committee, which is the governing body of seven partners who oversee the firm’s standing committees, strategic initiatives and operations. He received a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Alabama School of Law, a JD from Samford University Cumberland School of Law, and a BA from Tulane University in Political Science. He serves on the board of trustees for the Woodruff Arts Center and The St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School, and is also a board member of the Tulane Fund. Here is a glimpse of what Michael shared in the interview: “Everyone can study and learn the law, but how to apply it…and number one, develop a relationship with a client so that you can help them.” “Law firms are either on the same side of the table as their client or they’re on the opposite side of the table” “Clients hire lawyers, not law firms.” “Life is a gift, and when you think of life as a gift, then it changes your outlook on even the worst days.” Connect with Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough visit:  www.nelsonmullins.com Connect with Michael Hollingsworth visit:   www.linkedin.com/in/michael-hollingsworth-1553b94/ Capital Club Radio Hosted by: Michael Flock Sponsored by: Flock Specialty Finance Providing a forum for leaders in the middle market segment which has typically been undeserved by traditional banking. Listeners gain valuable business insights and perspectives to deal with market uncertainty. Topics include: key success factors, both personal and professional, dealing with adversity, outlook for the industry and your business.     For more info about Michael Flock and Flock Specialty Finance visit: www.FlockFinance.com To listen to more episodes visit: www.CapitalClubRadioShow.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: https://www.OnAirGuest.com To view more photos visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com  

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Business Impact on Distracted Driving and #AtlantaKindness on Georgia Business Radio Doug Rieder Chairman / Partner at Sterling Seacrest Partners I specialize in risk management and insurance & surety bond broking for medium to large commercial contractors and real estate developer / managers. Specialties: General Contractors, First Tier Trade Subcontractors, Grading / Utility Contractors and Real Estate Developers Brief Description of Product or Service: Sterling Seacrest Partners is a top-ranked insurance brokerage and consulting firm. The company serves a wide range of clients with complex property/casualty, employee benefit and personal insurance needs. Topics to Discuss: Distracted driving and businesses. Most of the discussion since the new law was passed has centered around what individual drivers can and cannot do with their phone while driving. But it’s vital for businesses to have a strong plan for their employees. In our 24-hour workplace, with employees always potentially just a call or text away, every company should have policies in place to make sure their employees are abiding by the law and are safe. Leaders must set the tone for safe driving at their companies. It’s not just one tactic. This should be a multi-pronged approach that ingrains safety into your company culture. 1.Talk About It - Make conversations about safe driving a regular part of new employee orientations, quarterly company meetings, more. 2.Training - Safe driving should be a part of the “new employee” training, and should be incorporated into larger training sessions. 3.Enforcement - The culture must be clear about enforcement. Employees must understand that the policy is real or it’ll have no value. 4.Walk the Talk - It is important that the company actually live its plan. Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: Linkedin: http://www.sterlingseacrest.com/team/doug-rieder/ Website: www.sterlingseacrest.com Twitter:  https://twitter.com/sterlingseacres LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sterling-seacrest-partners-01390540/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sterlingseacrestpartnersinc YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxkYBp8V_d0 Shayne Walsey President, UrbanEnterprises.com Urban Enterprises is a boutique promotional and event staffing firm that has been serving Atlanta businesses for 35 years. We staff high-end brand ambassadors for our clients events and promotions. Our client list includes larger brands like the AJC, Simon Malls, and Disney on Ice, as well as more local brands like Marlow’s Tavern, Willy’s, and Bantom & Biddy. While headquartered in Atlanta, we service clients throughout the South East. Our key services include the following: EVENT & PROMOTIONAL STAFFING UrUrban Enterprises offers a full range of staffing programs including full time, part time, seasonal and event staffing. Urban Enterprises provides a turnkey solution for onsite event management including event coordination and event managers. Clients that take advantage of this service include the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, the AmericasMart, and Lenox Square.

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LearningRx, High Achievers and WaterStation Technology on Franchise Business Radio Tanya Mitchell Chief Research and Development Officer LearningRx  I have spent the last 20 years educating and training 1000's of professionals on how to improve learning and processing through personal one on one brain training. I head sales development for LearningRx, BrainRx, and PACE. We currently have over 80 locations in the US, over 250 PACE licensees, and BrainRx, our international license is in over 40 countries. Our Gibson test is now translated in 15 languages. We are very excited to help people all over the world! Specialties: Coauthor of "Unlock the Einstein Inside", Brain Training Program Developer, Research Coordinator, Presenter on brain training and business development and franchise recruitment. Sales, Public Relations, Program Development, Seminar Presentations, Webinars, CFE, certified franchise executive. Brief Description of Your Product or Service: LearningRx specializes in one-on-one brain training franchised centers and license opportunities. With more than 80 LearningRx centers and over 300 licensed locations around the world, clients of all ages work face-to-face with their own personal brain trainers, doing intense (but fun) mental exercises and drills that improve cognitive skills. Cognitive skills are the core skills the brain uses to think, read, learn, remember, reason, and pay attention, and are also the abilities that determine IQ. Our clients include children and adults with learning disabilities, dyslexia, ADHD, autism, PDD, ODD, Asperger's, and TBI. Since its inception in 2001, LearningRx has helped thousands of people experience the benefits of stronger cognitive performance. We call it brain training. Our clients call it life changing. Topics to Discuss: Story, services, brain training industry Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: www.learningrx-franchise.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/tanyagibsonmitchell Beth Ardell Owner/Director LearningRx Atlanta-Buckhead  LearningRx provides one-on-one brain training to strengthen the core cognitive skills the brain uses to think, read and learn. This life-changing program improves cognitive performance for students of all ages, and it even raises IQ scores by an average of 15 standard points. Topics to Discuss: My story, case studies, clients we serve, research Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: www.learningrx.com/atlanta-buckhead www.learningrx.com/alpharetta-johnscreek https://www.facebook.com/learningrxatl/?ref=br_rs https://www.linkedin.com/in/beth-ardell-333400a Susie McDaniel Owner/Director LearningRX Atlanta-Buckhead & LearningRx Alpharetta-Johns Creek LearningRx brain training centers provide cognitive skills training that empowers anyone of any age to learn faster and easier. Tutoring and other programs reinforce WHAT students must learn (information). LearningRx brain training centers identify and strengthen the skills behind HOW students learn. We provide testing and life-changing training for students of all ages who desire to learn easier,

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Steve Newton Business Consultant The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center Executive Manager with over 20 years of professional experience including small business Management and Ownership. Past experience includes Chief Executive Officer positions in both public and private sector organizations. Expert level knowledge in finance, sales, and business management systems. An accomplished leader with the drive and passion for adding value to business by providing vision, leadership and teamwork needed to deliver profitable growth. Topics to Discuss: Business consulting for Georgia small businesses Explain what SBDC does Highlight success stories Discuss SBDC business model & how it promotes itself Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: University of Georgia Small Business Development Center https://www.georgiasbdc.org Steve Newton: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-newton-19334212/ Show Host:  Artie Ruderman The Business Developers Network where today’s leading business developers share and learn innovative business development concepts to generate greater value for their businesses. Broadcasting LIVE from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. For more info about the show sponsor visit: www.igscorp.net To listen to more episodes visit: www.BusinessDevelopersNetwork.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.OnAirGuest.com

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Robert Long, VP of Economic Development for Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce on Business Developers Network Robert Long, VP of Economic Development  for Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce Florida State University: MS Degree in Demography Graduate student at the Center for Population Study. Curriculum included Economics, Sociology, Statistics, GIS and Urban Planning. Graduated with Honors in Sociology from University of South Carolina-Aiken: BA Sociology Certifications •Sidebar Conference on Development Authorities •Development Authority Training - Advanced •Region 3 Graduate •Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) •South Carolina Certified Economic Developer (SCCED) Organizations •Georgia Economic Developers’ Association •Gwinnett County Redevelopment Task Force •International Economic Development Council Topics to Discuss:  Review business aspects for how cities, counties, states develop business and improve community life. Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:  https://www.cummingforsythchamber.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertlongcecd/ Show Host:  Artie Ruderman The Business Developers Network where today’s leading business developers share and learn innovative business development concepts to generate greater value for their businesses. Broadcasting LIVE from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. For more info about the show sponsor visit: www.igscorp.net To nominate or submit a guest request visit: https://www.memberplanet.com/s/probusinesscommunity/guest To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: https://www.OnAirGuest.com

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Rejecting Retirement and Creating Community in the Cloud Carl Harkleroad with Imagine.Cloud on Capital Club Radio Join Michael Flock, of FLOCK Specialty Finance, as he speaks with Carl Harkleroad. Carl is the founder of Latitude Software, the once upstart, but now a highly regarded and universally recognized collection software platform. Today, Carl is launching a new enterprise, Imagined.Cloud, a software development company based in Jacksonville, Florida, that is focused on building cloud-based applications and services for the ARM industry. Carl and his new partner, Jonathan Ohlrich, have joined forces to create Imagined.Cloud and believe it will offer collection and agency management solutions to creditors & collection agencies and master servicers. During the first 20 years of Carl’s career he was focused on operations in data center management. In 1973, Carl began writing commercial software for the AFL-CIO in Washington, D.C. During his time in D.C. he worked on several projects including “The Walter Mondale for President Campaign”. Carl is the former CEO and President of Latitude Software. He has more than 45 years of experience developing software products, of which the last 34 years have been focused on the ARM industry. Before founding Latitude Software in 1997, Carl had served as Vice President of IT at Capital Credit Corporation, Corliss Credit Services, Inc., The Master Collectors, and Nationwide Credit. In addition, Carl served as the Vice President of Central Credit Services, Inc.   Here is a glimpse of what Carl shared in the interview: “…we didn’t have anything in writing. I learned that lesson…having all those things, the i’s dotted and the t’s crossed make the whole process a lot easier.” “We introduced all of those customers to each other through our user group and built this big community of people.” “We probably have two competitors. But I equate them to the Titanic, we’re a bunch of guys on jet skis and we can move a lot quicker and nimbler that they can and the technology we’re using lets us do that.” Learn more about Imagine.Cloud:  Visit:  Imagine.Cloud Connect with Carl on Linkedin at:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/carl-harkleroad-30a9512 Capital Club Radio Hosted by: Michael Flock Sponsored by: Flock Specialty Finance Providing a forum for leaders in the middle market segment which has typically been undeserved by traditional banking. Listeners gain valuable business insights and perspectives to deal with market uncertainty. Topics include: key success factors, both personal and professional, dealing with adversity, outlook for the industry and your business. For more info about Michael Flock and Flock Specialty Finance visit: www.FlockFinance.com To listen to more episodes visit: www.CapitalClubRadioShow.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.OnAirGuest.com To view more photos visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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Metro Atlanta Chamber SVP and Chief Economist Tom Cunningham on Georgia Business Radio Tom Cunningham,​ SVP and Chief Economist Metro Atlanta Chamber Thomas J. Cunningham is Senior Vice President and the Chief Economist for the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC). Tom joined the MAC in July 2015 following a 30-year career at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He is a specialist in open economy macroeconomic policy and regional analysis. At the MAC, he manages an internal team that supports the research and advocacy roles of the economic development and public policy departments. After starting his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta as an economist in the Macropolicy group, Tom served at various times as associate director of research, interim director of research, vice president for the Regional group where he was also responsible for the Latin American group, and acting head of the Finance group. He served on the Bank's Personnel, Information Technology, and Risk Management Committees and as a member of the Federal Reserve System's Information Security Group and Technology Services Council. He also was the acting director of, and helped establish, the Bank's Center for Real Estate Analytics. When Dr. Cunningham retired from the Fed, his title was Vice President, Senior Economist and Regional Executive. A native of Reedley, California, he received a bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, in economics from California State University, Fresno. He earned a master's degree, a master of philosophy, and a PhD in economics from Columbia University. He previously worked as an economics instructor at Barnard College at Columbia University and as an adjunct instructor at Iona College, Agnes Scott College and Emory University. He attended the executive development program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and is a member of Leadership Atlanta’s class of 2018. Dr. Cunningham has published numerous professional articles and is a member of the American Economic Association, the Western Economic Association, and the Southern Economic Association. Topics to Discuss: National Employment Situation report contains some solid numbers, but mixed headlines. The solid numbers are in job gains, where the nation added 213,000 jobs, well above the market expectation of around 190,000. Revisions to the two previous months added another 37,000 jobs. The mixed part of the report is that the headline is the unemployment rate (U3) ticked up from 3.8% to 4.0%. The expectation was for no change. This was mostly due to an increase in the labor force participation, which moved up 0.2 percentage points after being essentially unchanged since February. At this point the economy needs the additional workers, so this is a fundamentally good thing. The broader measure of labor underutilization (U6) also rose 0.2 percentage points to 7.8%. Average hourly earnings rose 2.7% from a year ago, slightly below expectations, but about in line with recent history. Jobs gains were led by professional and business services, followed by manufacturing, which had a solid 30,000 job addition, mostly in durable goods. Strength was also seen in health care, construction, and mining. Retail was the only sector with a notable loss of jobs (-22,000), but that did not offset last month’s gain of 25,000. Other sectors were essentially unchanged. All in all, a pretty good report, despite an easily misinterpreted rise in unemployment. ​Media Links: ​Web Site:   www.MetroAtlantaChamber.com Guest Linkedin Profile: <a href="https://www.linkedin.

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Stephen Loudermilk with Loudy Properties Team/Keller Williams North Atlanta on Spotlight Episode Stephen Loudermilk Loudy Properties Team/Keller Williams North Atlanta Stephen Loudermilk is a seasoned and experienced real estate professional who is passionate about making home buyers, sellers and investors realize their dreams come true. Brief Description of Product or Service: With top-notch negotiating, marketing/communications and strategic selling skills, The Loudy Properties Team will help you buy, sell or invest in the dream home of your choice for the long-term future! Topics to Discuss: How I got involved in real estate Clients Real estate industry trends My team's business model What's next in the real estate industry Connect with the Loudy Properties Team: Website: https://sloudermilk.kw.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/loudyproperties Connect with Stephen Loudermilk: Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sloudermilk Spotlighting Industry Leaders and Trends. Broadcasting LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Host: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Submit a guest request: CLICK HERE To view guest photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com    

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Georgia Manufacturing Alliance Referral Network and Loud Security Increases Revenue via Technology on Business Development Network Leadership as Business Development Jason Moss, CEO Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (GMA) Jason met a defining moment for the survival of his company by challenging his clients to grow his business.  While a regional sales representative for a 3D CAD software company, Jason discovered that most manufacturers served a very small segment of the overall manufacturing space. Jason realized if the industry leaders would create strategic alliances the entire manufacturing community could benefit. In 2008 founded the Networking MFG, an association with the mission of connecting, educating, and promoting manufacturing companies throughout Georgia. In 2011 the organization became the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (GMA), and has grown to six chapters throughout the state, with over 250 members. The GMA staff and Chapter Directors coordinate plant tours educational workshops, and networking events for members to share and learn best business practices from their peers. This year plant tours include world class manufacturers including Fortune 500 printing company RR Donnelly, Clorox, KIA, Olympic Steel, Savannah Bee, Southwire, and Yamaha. Ending Recap & Remarks GMA will also hold its 4th annual conference and exhibition summit highlighting the people, plants and products that help create a more vibrant manufacturing environment in Georgia on October 25th at the Cobb Galleria. This year’s theme will highlight Georgia’s aerospace industry. If interested in acquiring a Georgia Manufacturing Alliance membership Directory, it is available on GMA website www.georgiamanufacturingalliance.com and on Amazon, where it is listed as a "Best Seller". Topics Discussed: Other resources that have been developed by the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance include: • The “Buy from Georgia Month Proclamation” – Industry leaders from across the state join GMA Members and Governor Deal at the State Capitol to recognize the importance of Georgia Made Products. • The Georgia Manufacturing Directory – A desktop and online listing of GMA members that manufacture and provide services to the manufacturing community. • BuyFromGeorgia.com – This website highlights over 800 products that are made in Georgia and can be bought on Amazon. • GaManufacturingJobs.com -- This job board helps connect manufacturers with quality employees that are seeking jobs in the manufacturing industry. • GeorgiaManufacturingCalendar.com -- This website was developed to help other industry associations share their events with manufacturing professionals across the state. Connect with: Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (GMA):  https://www.georgiamanufacturingalliance.com Jason Moss on Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonsmoss Controlling Innovation is Business Development Innovation can be severely detrimental for companies.  Uber disrupted the taxi industry.  Netflix disrupted Blockbusters.  Randy Sneed, Director of Sales for Loud Security, explains how Loud has grown by embracing home and commercial safety and automation technology. Randy Sneed, Director of Sales Loud Security Randy is a professional business developer in the residential and commercial real estate industry. • Went to an American high school in England to learn to speak American • Graduated with a degree in Journalism • How did you get involved in the property security industry? • What BD strategies did you employ?

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Ryan Bennett of Create! Graphix Talks Corporate and Vehicle Graphics on Driving Business Faster Ryan Bennett, Owner and Operator Create! Graphix CREATE! GRAPHIX – EST. 2017 Yes Create! Graphix was started in just 2017, but don’t let that fool you. Owner and Operator, Ryan Bennett, has been in the graphics industry for more than ten years, and another ten years of experience in corporate sales and customer service. In 2005, Ryan began working in the graphics industry for a large screen printing company as a sales representative selling apparel and jewelry to buyers across the world. This sparked an interest in the industry, and he later started a small company selling t-shirts, stickers, and other band merchandise to local musicians. After a short span of doing this on his own, Ryan went on to work for a good friend who took him under his wing and showed him the ropes in the large format printing industry. Over the next 8 ½ years, Ryan continued to learn what the industry had to offer him, and build relationships with many good and long lasting clients who have also become close friends. After many years of being the production manager of this company, he felt that he wasn’t growing in his position and a felt a need for change,so he left the company to pursue another field in the graphics industry. Throughout the next several months of his new business venture, Ryan’s personal client base continued to grow, so he decided to take a leap of faith, and create a graphics company of his own. With more than 10 years of quality experience, he developed a vision of how he would run his own business. Ryan brought this vision to life, and launched Create! Graphix. With high quality standards, one-on-one customer service skills, and personal communication with his clients and projects, Ryan has created a new company in the graphics industry to provide a premium experience from start to finish. At Create! Graphix, we strive on building relationships. We don’t just want your one order to send you on your way. We want to get to know you, your company background, and what your company’s vision is. We want to work with you on all of your graphics projects, and strive to be your go-to company for and and all of your needs. Create! Graphix is located in Kennesaw, GA between Barrett Parkway and Cobb Parkway.   Topics Discussed: Starting a small business, goals, history, etc Corporate graphics Vehicle graphics Racing industry including Pro stock Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: www.creategraphix.net facebook.com/creategraphix instagram.com/creategraphix https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-bennett-40a33826 Driving Business Faster brought to by Azul Motorsports, where you become the passenger or driver in a real race car! Broadcasting LIVE from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. Tune in live and listen to recent episodes or possibly be a guest along with Professional Race Car Driver and Talk Show Host Chris Grigalunas! Connect with the show sponsor visit: www.AzulMotorsports.com Listen to more broadcasts visit: www.DrivingBusinessFaster.com   Submit a Show Guest Request visit:

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Music Collaboration and Drone and Pilot Identity Platforms Powered by Blockchain on CoFounders Podcast Farah Allen Founder and CEO of The LABZ The LABZ is a Blockchain music collaboration platform that automatically collects and executes on Metadata for business documentation. Prior to her role at The LABZ, Farah was CEO of Song Society App LLC, a mobile app for songwriting collaboration.  Farah is also the founder member of What Matters LLC, an IT Management Consultant agency, specializing in IT Project Management, Program Management, and Solution Architecture.  Her skills range from Software Development and Enterprise Infrastructure. Farah holds a Masters in Information System Management and a BS from Florida A&M University in Architecture. Brief Description of Your Product or Service: CURRENT SHARING SITES ARE PUTTING YOUR MUSIC AT RISK OF THEFT! The LABZ provides you with a protected shared song development environment plus we instantly create the necessary IP documents that gets you paid. Better Song Collaborations, Audio Sharing and Songwriting. Easy Song IP Protection and Security. The LABZ platform uses Blockchain technology at its best - allowing artists to do what they do (Create and collaborate on songs). Instant Song Protection AUDIO FINGERPRINTING (Internet tracking) Data collection of “who sent what” Files Data collection of “who wrote what” Lyrics AI Reporting on % of song ownership Instant Split sheets and copyrights Electronic signature technology Real-Time Collaboration ‘Invite only’ Customizable Session Space Visual Audio file Sharing Multiple user Lyric Writing Instant voice recording and sharing. Connect with The LABZ and Farah Allen: www.thelabz.com https://twitter.com/TheLabz_Tech https://facebook.com/thelabztech https://www.instagram.com/thelabz_tech https://www.linkedin.com/in/farahallen Roman Molla, Founder and CEO AirBase Network Roman is a serial entrepreneur who loves technology and the promise it has in benefiting our lives. After the move to United States from former Soviet Union back in 1990’s he has been in pursuit of an exciting entrepreneurial career. From starting a landscaping company during college, a thriving construction startup in real estate space during 2008 economic downturn to FlyWorx.co, a leading drone services provider. Today Roman is leading a new venture called AirBase Network that is developing a drone & pilot identity platform powered by blockchain. Roman is a technology visionary with broad set of skills and experiences that allows him to build strong teams and discover opportunities where technology provides utmost positive benefits and results. Roman Monlla: https://www.linkedin.com/in/romanmolla Jake Hinton, Co-founder and COO AirBase Network Jake has been active in the aviation world from a very young age. Growing up in an aviation family, he soloed his first airplane before getting his driver’s license. As a licensed private pilot, he was among the first group of pilots to receive a 333 exemption from the FAA to operate his sUAS commercially. As a partner at Flyover Services, he applied for and received the first approved Class B airspace authorization to fly in vicinity of KATL Hartsfield-Jackson International ...

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Quit and Get Rich, Fix it in 5 Co-Author Carl Gould on Georgia Business Radio Carl Gould is a worldwide leading authority on business and entrepreneurship. His company, 7 Stage Advisors helps organizations grow to the next level. He is an entrepreneur who built three multi-million dollar businesses by age 40. 7 Stage Advisors, has mentored the launch of over five thousand businesses. He has advised over 100 of the Inc. 500/5000 Fastest-Growing Companies. Some of the companies he’s helped; Walgreens, Walmart, American Idol, USA Olympic Track, IBM, McGraw-Hill and the US Army. He’s a visiting lecturer at MIT, Rutgers Business School and the Wits Business School in Johannesburg. Gould created the farthest-reaching business mentoring organization in the world, and his methodologies are in practice in 35 countries. He has trained, certified or accredited over 7,000 Business Coaches and Mentors since 2002. Carl has written multiple books on the subject of business strategy, leadership and sustainable growth. He co-authored “Blueprint for Success” with Stephen R. Covey and Ken Blanchard; and his best-selling book, “The 7 Stages of Small Business Success”, lays out the formula for HyperGrowth. In 2016, ‘Biz Dev Done Right” became a #1 Best Seller on Amazon. His new book, “Fix It In 5” in which he discusses his business strategy to fix any business in five minutes or less. Each week he co-hosts “Quit and Get Rich” on iHeart® radio; and shares his insights from working with top companies from around the world. Carl’s dynamic and energetic presentation style has made him one of the most sought after speakers internationally. He combines practical and impactful content with real-world experience…no theory here! He engages his audiences and keeps them on the edge of their seat. Gould’s content is original, profound and battle-tested. Some of the topics that Carl presents to audiences worldwide are: Become the Master Of Rapport and Influence. In Carl’s keynote presentation he will walk you through the key insights he has gained from working with businesses in 35 countries over the last 25 years. Fix It In Five is a segment on Carl’s iheart’s radio program, “Quit and Get Rich” where he and his team help to solve entrepreneur and business challenges in 5 minutes or less. Other popular topics are The 3 Entrepreneurial Traps & How To Avoid Them 5 Ways to Generate Revenue in the Next 90 Days Top 5 Deadliest Mistakes People Make When Launching A Business.     Questions/Topics: * We have to know, what’s the key step in fixing any business within five minutes? * How do you know when a business is going to fail and there’s no saving it? * What would you say is the most common mistake that entrepreneurs make when they start a business? * What can they do to avoid it? * There have been a lot of businesses around the globe that have been impacted by scandal, whether it be their owner’s or the very face of their brand, what kind of damage control does a business have to put in place to survive? * What is the most difficult part of a CEO’s job? * Do businesses have to manage young millennials differently than anybody else in the work force? * What are the pro’s and con’s to having a family business? Connect with Carl Gould Personal Website: CarlGould.com Company Website: CMTmentors.com Company Website:  ww.the7stages.com Twitter:  @carlgould<b...

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Hakeem Isaac CoFounder of unboXt on CoFounders Podcast About unboXt unboXt technology is used by hiring managers and recruiters to measure the compatibility between a candidate, corporation and team. The uniqueness of their product is a dynamic algorithm which has the ability to look within an organization and department to ensure candidate fit. Our Story Companies, departments and managers are losing talented employees everyday. In fact, the average Fortune 500 Company spends over $50MM annually in the U.S. on employee turnover.  The cause? Employees are lacking impact, purpose and compatibility with their direct teams. A staggering 70% of today's workforce feel undervalued and disengaged in their current roles. unboXt takes a scientifically proven approach to helping match a company’s needs to a candidate’s desires. In short, unboXt gets the right person in the right seat. Yesterday’s question was, “can they get the job done?” Today, the more relevant question is “will they stay?” The Vision unboXt was founded based on a simple principle: trust through transparency. unboXt is on a mission to fundamentally change the way people view and approach their work lives. Connect Website:  https://getunboxt.com Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/hakeem-isaac Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/getunboXt Twitter:  https://twitter.com/getunboxt CoFounders Podcast:  Conversations with Co-Founders & Start-Ups Show Host: Rich Casanova, Chief Visionary Officer Pro Business Channel Rich Casanova began his broadcasting career in California’s central valley at KSKS-FM. While in California he also ran a successful entertainment company whose staff and crew entertained over 100,000 people. After moving to Atlanta and selling his entertainment company, Casanova ventured into publishing as the Publisher and Franchise Owner of Coffee News, headquartered in Bangor, ME. Later became the Founder and CCO, Chief Connection Officer, of an online platform where local business professionals register to receive a free list of the top 100 networking events in metro Atlanta. With a name like Casanova and his gregarious personality, Rich was a natural as a music radio DJ. "I got the radio bug early in my career and often thought how great it would be if there was an opportunity to participate in a talk radio format with a pro-business perspective interviewing thought leaders from the local business community." Thus was born the Pro Business Channel where Rich is the CoFounder and Chief Visionary Officer. Connect with Rich: Website:  www.RichCasanova.com Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova Twitter:  https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/RichCasanovaCom  

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Jack Portman Transfiguring an Iconic Architectural Firm into a Global Real Estate Development Company on Business Developers Network Jack Portman, Vice-Chairman Portman Holdings & John Portman & Associates John C. (Jack) Portman, III is the Vice-Chairman of Portman Holdings, the land and property development company. Jack is responsible for the international development activities of the company. By the 1970’s, Portman Associates had already established its reputation as a transformative architectural firm.  After graduating college, Jack embarked on a global journey where he developed an affinity for SE Asia and envisioned that Portman should pursue international real estate development and property management in the Pacific Rim.  Jack would later established Portman Overseas and today a significant amount of Portman’s business is in the Asian market. Topics to Discuss:  Recognizing the tremendous potential in the Pacific Rim Portman Overseas Pursuing international real estate development and management of overseas projects Web Site / Social Media Links: www.portmanusa.com Guest Linkedin Profile:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/jack-portman-822b7011 Show Host:  Artie Ruderman The Business Developers Network where today’s leading business developers share and learn innovative business development concepts to generate greater value for their businesses. Broadcasting LIVE from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. For more info about the show sponsor visit: www.igscorp.net To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BusinessDevelopersNetwork.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com https://www.flickr.com/photos/probusiness/albums/72157664098188217  

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:arrow: :arrow: Blockchain Strategy Bootcamp and Georgia Drug Card on Georgia Business Radio Joy McAdams, V.P. of Regional Relations United Networks of America | Georgia Drug Card I connect doctors with doctors who benefit from referrals... I connect pharmacies and physicians/hospitals with a program that helps their patients afford their prescriptions...It's as simple as making friends,being genuine, and promoting a service I believe in. As a resident of Georgia, you and your family have access to a statewide Prescription Assistance Program (PAP). Create and print your FREE discount prescription drug card coupon below. This pharmacy coupon card will provide you with Rx medication savings of up to 75%at more than 68,000 pharmacies across the country including CVS/pharmacy, Walgreens, Kroger, Rite Aid, Walmart, and many more. You can create as many coupons as you need. We encourage you to create and send to friends and family members via one of the many available options. This Coupon/Card is pre-activated and can be used immediately!   Web Site / Social Media Links: www.georgiadrugcard.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/joy-mcadams-59878a10a Roop Singh, Founder Intuit Factory Blockchain Practitioner | Speaker | Blockchain Digital Transformation | Blockchain Consulting | AI Enthusiast | Distributed Ledger Technology and Blockchain Architecture Experienced business transformation leader, trainer, and speaker with demonstrated proficiency in: • Presenting Blockchain Strategy to Corporate Executives • Designing Blockchain Use cases and business models • Architecting Blockchain Solutions Aligning strategy with processes to drive innovation • Dramatically improving business processes to increase revenue, reduce cost, deliver service excellence • Driving customer journey focused Outside – In processes • Propelling massive organization change Who we are: A strategic blockchain business consulting and education firm! We are a multi-disciplinary team bringing in a diverse set of techniques, philosophies, and models to navigate your Blockchain journey. We are not your run-of-the-mill consulting firm. We combine deep business insight with an expert understanding of how this technology will impact and drive new business models. Leveraging our years of expertise in business process transformation, we now guide you on how to leapfrog into the future using Blockchain. Headquartered in Atlanta, USA we provide services internationally. Topics to Discuss: The rise of Blockchain revolution, Is Blockchain an Opportunity, Threat or a Risk for enterprises? Our first of its kind Blockchain Strategy Bootcamp in partnership with Robinson College of Business. Why is it unique? Why should people attend this bootcamp? What will they get out of it? Web Site / Social Media Links: For more info about the event visit:  https://robinson.gsu.edu/blockchainstrategy LinkedIn-<a href="https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.linkedin.com%2Fin%2Fsinghroop%2F&sa=D&usd=2&usg=AFQjCNG8pmSoP57ev962c...

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:arrow: :arrow: Shipe Dosik Law Legal Services and Pinot's Palette Paint and Sip on Franchise Business Radio Kitt Shipe and Pete Dosik Shipe Dosik Law LLC Kitt is an experienced business attorney with a focus on transactional work in the franchise industry which spans over 20 years. Shipe Dosik Law is based in Atlanta, Georgia, and currently represents over 100 franchisors domestically and internationally. The firm has assisted dozens of start-ups "launch" franchise programs in the past five years and serves as outsourced general counsel to many established franchise systems. Kitt also routinely represents franchisees in the purchase of new franchises and existing franchises. Pete is an attorney specializing in helping franchise companies succeed in a challenging environment, as well handling general business transactions like company formation, buying or selling a business, real estate, intellectual property, finance, and contracts. I serve as general outside counsel to numerous businesses in Georgia and nationwide. I counsel franchisors in all aspects of structuring and operating a successful franchise system in compliance with U.S. franchise laws. I am a regular speaker and author on franchise law and business topics, and currently serve as Chairman of the Franchise and Distribution Section of the Georgia Bar AssociationShow Topics: Things to Consider When Buying a Franchise Web Site / Social Media Links: www.shipedosiklaw.com www.linkedin.com/in/kittshipe https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-dosik-2010a121 Shubhra Saxena, Owner/Manager Pinot's Palette - Johns Creek Pinot's Palette opened for business on May 6, 2009. Our first location was a cozy, local studio in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston, TX. Being a new concept, we started small, with the hopes of hosting a wine and painting class three nights a week.  Before long, word spread, and now we have paint and sip franchise locations from coast to coast and internationally.  Together, we've created over one million paintings with our customers. And while we haven't counted the corks, our guests have enjoyed plenty of wine with friends along the way.  We love being your go-to spot to relax, unwind and let loose. From date nights to birthdays and bachelorette parties, our paint parties are a unique way to celebrate all of life's special moments - even if the occasion is just called "Friday." Show Topics: My story Products/services Client profile Mission Web Site / Social Media Links: www.pinotspalette.com/johnscreek https://www.instagram.com/pinotjohnscreek/

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:arrow: :arrow: How Money Works, the Money Make Over, Wealth Building 101 & Six Steps of Debt Management on Rich Hart Show Noelle Kim, Financial Professional Wealthwave Financial Advisor Noelle Kim is an investment advisor representative of Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc., Noelle has been in the financial services industry for 18 years. Her background in marketing, coaching, team building, and public speaking provides her with well-rounded perspective to different financial challenges, concerns, and successes. She is dedicated to building, investing, and accumulating wealth through a range of financial products and services for her clients and their families. She develops a targeted and coordinated investment strategy to help them meet their financial goals. She uses a collaborative approach to provide clear facts and customized recommendations which allow clients to make informed decisions. Noelle and her team are on a mission to bring the American Dream to reality through financial education and financial empowerment to Americans to take control of their financial life.   WHAT I OFFER: -A large selection of specific financial products tailored to fit your personal needs. -Financial education for individuals of all ages and organizations that need it the most.   BULLET POINTS: - Tell Your Story - Rise to the Financial Resources Platform - Your history and background - Why Financial Services and what has the Financial Services Industry been able to carve out for you - What took you down the path of the Financial Freedom Gateway   SHOW TOPICS: How Money Really Works Taking the How Money Works Challenge Welcome to Wealth Building 101 Individual Money Make Over GAP OF WEALTH for many individuals today Men, Woman, Generations, Millennials, Working Professionals 6 STEPS to Financial 1 - Independence 2 - Debt Management 3 - Emergency Funds 4 - Cash Flow 5 - Proper Protection 6 - Building Wealth & Estate Preservation   What you should know about retirement but we're too afraid to look at your checking account It’s not too late to start thinking about tomorrow Need for Industry Professionals & Career Changing in the Financial Services Industry Web Site / Social Media Links: HowMoneyWorks.com/NoelleKim https://www.linkedin.com/in/noellekim More about the show, host and sponsors: Show Host:  Rich Hart Rich Hart Show Mission: "Bringing the World of Business Closer to You." Format: Business Talk with In Studio Guests! Interviewing Real Estate & Finance Thought Leaders. Broadcasting LIVE from Pro Business Channel Studios in Atlanta To view photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPhotos.com To submit a guest booking requests for consideration visit: www.RichHartShow.com   Check out more episodes and learn more about the show host and sponsors visit: www.RichHart.com

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If You Heard Laurel Instead of Yanny It Can Make or Break Your Sales Numbers Infrastructure, Strategy & Sales Training are Key for Increasing Sales. The recent viral internet sensations, “Do you hear Laurel or Yanny?” illustrates a point that can make the difference in achieving your sales numbers. Why do some people say the hear Laurel and others say they hear Yanny? The answer may have something to do with predisposed perception. Infrastructure First Our first guest, Emanuel Istudor is the Business Development & IS Manager at Manufactured Assemblies Corporation (MAC). MAC’s is a global leading manufacture of electronic assemblies and wire harnesses used for electrical enclosures such as ATM kiosks.  MAC has plans to increase its annual revenue from $50MM to $100MM by offering new products and services that include; outsourced solutions, contract manufacturing, design engineering, electronic kiosks, digital signs and reselling international products.  Emanuel heard Laurel: Emanuel holds degrees in both Computer Engineering and Business Administration and his predisposed perception understood for MAC to achieve their sales goals, the company needed to ramp up their logistics and manufacturing planning systems and he initiated lean six sigma, technology infrastructure, analytics, CRM, and an enterprise operating system. With MAC’s infrastructure in place to handle the additional throughput, Emanuel is now applying the same disciplined approach for marketing and sales and MAC’s table is set to achieve its sales goals. Strategy & Sales Training are Key for Increasing Sales Our second guest, Craig Apatov is the Managing Partner and Strategic Marketing Practice Leader for Ascension Growth & Innovation Strategies. Ascension is a management consulting firm that helps clients drive top line growth and improve business performance through strategic analytics, insight mining, marketing optimization, and sales enablement programs.  Craig hears Laurel and Yanni: Craig has worked with blue chip firms, Citibank, Amex and brands, Hunt’s Ketchup, Mattel Hot Wheels. Companies come to Ascension to increase revenue. Craig’s predisposed perception knows management needs to have clearer insight and the sales team can benefit from sales implementation training. Craig gave an example how Ascension’s strategic insight recommended that Brand Bank place ATM kiosks that produced billions of dollars of transactions. Serendipity:  Emanuel smiled and thanked Craig; MAC manufactured the kiosks for Brand Bank. Emanuel Istudor Manufactured Assemblies Corporation Emanuel Istudor is the Business Development & IS Manager at Manufactured Assemblies Corporation. Emanuel has a BSE for Computing Engineering from Mercer University and an MBA in Business Administration at Georgia Tech, and applied them in the information technology and services industry. Before becoming the Business Development & IS Manager at Manufactured Assemblies Corporation, Emanuel was a Product & Sales manager for Cisco and President of Quality Data Products, as the name suggests a technology data company.  Manufactured Assemblies Corporation, known as MAC is a worldwide leader for the manufacturer of electronic and mechanical assemblies, and wire harnesses used for electrical enclosures such as ATM kiosks and payment registers and also a manufacturer of finished electronic kiosks. box builds, panel boards, and digital signs.  They serve a wide variety of industries: aerospace, data systems, industrial, medical, military, retail, hospitality and renewable energy. MAC has a 40-year history, originally established in 1976, its headquartered are near Dayton, Ohio and has an assembly & distribution center in Buford, GA. MAC is a progressive business development company and continues to expand and...

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On this episode of Capital Club Radio... Michael Flock interviews Tom Simonson at the RMA conference in Las Vegas about  his monumental undertaking, the re-engineering of Bill Bartmann's Commercial Financial Services (CFS) and reviving Bill's dream and Transforming CFS into Merit Financial. Tom is the President and CEO of the Merit Family of Companies, formed in 2017 and comprised of Merit Financial Solutions, Financial Samaritan and Financial Samaritan Lending. Additionally, Tom is President and CEO of CFS2, Inc., the debt buying, servicing and collection R&D company that developed the methods and software now being used by Merit Financial Solutions. Prior to becoming President and CEO of CFS2 in December 2016, Tom had served as COO of CFS2, a position he has held since August, 2014. Prior to this, Tom was Worldwide General Manager of the Technology, Consulting and Systems Integration Division at Unisys Corporation. He was responsible for their global go-to-market plan, sales, field operations and customer satisfaction. Tom, a graduate of Drexel University, began his career with over 20 years of service at IBM where he held a variety of senior executive positions. He lived for two years in Paris, France while working as an executive at IBM's European headquarters. Here is a glimpse of what Tom shared in the interview. "I think there was always two sides to the Bill Bartmann story and the controversy around it. On the one hand, you had what you described, which was the scandal and the ultimate demise of CFS. But on the other hand, you had a man who was quite the visionary and could see things that others in the industry or in other industries did not see..." "I learned that you need a precise strategy, that you need maniacal focus, and you need a certain level of cadence and discipline..." "when you're building the business and you're making the level of transformation that we are, you do rely on investors up front and you have to learn to raise money as part of your everyday operating..." To learn more visit: http://www.meritfinancialsolutions.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomsimonson1 Capital Club Radio Hosted by: Michael Flock Sponsored by: Flock Specialty Finance Providing a forum for leaders in the middle market segment which has typically been undeserved by traditional banking. Listeners gain valuable business insights and perspectives to deal with market uncertainty. Topics include: key success factors, both personal and professional, dealing with adversity, outlook for the industry and your business. For more info about Michael Flock and Flock Specialty Finance visit: www.FlockFinance.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CapitalClubRadioShow.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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:arrow: :arrow: Ashley Bell SBA Region IV Administrator and Dr. Bruce Berger Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development on Georgia Business Radio Ashley Bell SBA Regional Administrator Ashley D. Bell was recently appointed by the White House to serve as Regional Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration for Region IV, serving Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky and Missouri. As a small business owner and entrepreneur himself from the young age of 23, Mr. Bell is committed to the SBAs mission to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Bell served as Associate Director for External Affairs for the U.S. Peace Corps and Special Assistant in the Public Affairs Bureau of the United States Department of State. During the Trump Pence Transition, he served as Communications & Intergovernmental Affairs Lead on the Landing Team at the State Department. Mr. Bell is also a celebrated attorney, having founded the successful law firm of Bell & Washington in 2005. He is the founder of the 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center, an organization dedicated to criminal justice reform. He's been named one of America's top 40 attorneys under 40 by the American Bar Association, a National Impact Leader of the Year by IMPACT DC, and was a 21st Century Leadership Fellow at the Harvard University JFK School of Government. Topics to Discuss Introduce the new SBA Regional Administrator to the community Web Site / Social Media Links https://www.linkedin.com/in/ ashley-d-bell-5844631 www.sba.gov @SBASoutheast Dr. Bruce Berger Associate Professor and Director Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development Clark Atlanta University Topics to Discuss Small business and entrepreneurship Web Site / Social Media Links http://www.cau.edu/school-of-business/faculty-and-staff.html Georgia Business Radio Interviewing industry and thought leaders with compelling stories. Relevant content on current business trends live from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. In addition to the live broadcast, GBR content is in distribution across multiple syndicated platforms with more than 500,000 downloads. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel  https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO Check out more episodes visit: www.GeorgiaBusinessRadio.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: http://www.meetme.so/GeorgiaBusinessRadio To view guest photos from this show, visit: www.

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:arrow: :arrow: Public Relations, Marketing and IT Trailblazers on the Buckhead Business Show Dontaye Carter, PR Agent Carter Media Group Dontaye Carter is a dynamic and successful public relations expert. Before graduating from the Florida A&M University also known as FAMU, he already worked in the news industry for two and a half years. Dontaye began his career as a video editor before he was promoted to a Producer and finally earned the title as the Executive Producer of "The Good Morning Show." After completing his degree at FAMU, Dontaye began his reporting career. He worked in Tallahassee, Florida (WCTV), Tulsa, Oklahoma (FOX23), and Atlanta, Georgia (CBS46 & 11Alive) as an anchor and reporter for a decade. He later joined the Fulton County District Attorney's Office as the youngest Director of Public Affairs. When it comes to the PR field, Dontaye is battle-tested in managing crises and his experience in the news industry helps him to create PR strategies that lead to success. It is that experience that he uses to help companies protect their profits by protecting their image. Dontaye is confident that he has the skills he needs - brand and crisis management, and the vision to help your company maintain positive exposure - even in the face of adversity. List Any Topics You Would Like to Discuss Storytelling, Social Media, Public Relations, Lawyers, Technology Web Site / Social Media Links https://www.facebook.com/CarterMediaGroup/ https://twitter.com https://www.instagram.com/pr_carter03/ https://www.instagram.com/carter_media_group_llc/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/dontaye-carter-37461111/ Jamarc Hurd Hurd Consultants Jamarc Hurd is a Atlanta based Modern Executive with 15+ years of experience in Entrepreneurship and Information Technology. Through several start-up business launches, consulting opportunities and executive level experiences with Delta, Home Depot, Fulton County Government just to name a few. Jamarc found that at the core of all of these invaluable business ventures, relationships mattered most. Jamarc is an advocate for building and maintaining meaningful relationships. Through relationships emerges the next level of success. As a information technology and business consultant, Jamarc is committed to partnering with startups and businesses within the legal, tech and operations industries to help them improve processes by staying abreast of current technology. Also ensuring that the current critical business solutions result in low churn and high net revenue retention rates by paying attention to and capturing core metrics such as monthly recurring revenue, gross margin percentage, lifetime value and customer acquisition cost, daily and monthly active users, and conversion rate etc. Finding himself in meetings with some of the most prominent figures in the community, to building trust amongst the youth through mentorship, Jamarc focuses his every move on fostering Social Currency: the idea that connections – digital and offline – serves to be the driving force behind his success. It is not only what you know, but who you know that builds trust, increases wealth, and expands one’s knowledge base Topics to Discuss Data, Product and Service, Information Technology

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:arrow: :arrow: Marcia Mead with Outdoor Living Brands: Archadeck, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, Mosquito Squad, Renew Crew, and Conserva Irrigation on Franchise Business Radio Marcia Mead, VP of Franchise Recruiting Outdoor Living Brands Marcia Mead serves as Vice President of Franchise Recruiting of Outdoor Living Brands, a multi-brand franchise company dedicated to products and services within the outdoor living market, which currently includes leading brands Archadeck, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, Mosquito Squad, Renew Crew, and Conserva Irrigation since January 2018. As Vice President, Ms. Mead is responsible for the leadership of the franchise recruiting team that builds franchise growth across all five brands. While Ms. Mead may be new to Outdoor Living Brands, she is not new to franchising as she brings over 17 years of experience in franchising to this role. Ms. Mead served as a member of the executive team of PuroClean as Vice President of Franchise Development, where she led a team of 6 and PuroClean’s franchise development efforts for three years. Prior to this role, Ms. Mead served First Service Corporation with Floor Coverings International as Director of Franchise Development from October 2011 to December 2014 and as Operations Manager from February 2009 to October 2011 and with CertaPro Painters as National Accounts Manager from October 2007 to October 2008 and as Franchise Recruiter from October 2004 to October 2007. Ms. Mead began her franchising career as a CertaPro Painters franchisee in Kansas City at the age of 25 rapidly growing her business to nearly $1 million in annual revenue. Ms. Mead has a bachelor’s degree in business with an emphasis in marketing and management from Baker University in Baldwin City, KS. She resides in Atlanta, GA. List Any Topics You Would Like to Discuss: * How did Outdoor Living Brands get started? * Tell us more about Archadeck. * Tell us more about Outdoor Lighting Perspectives. * Tell us more about Mosquito Squad. * Tell us more about Renew Crew. * Tell us more about Conserva Irrigation. * What should someone know in researching to become a franchise owner? * If someone wants to learn about becoming a franchisee what should they do? Connect with Marcia Mead: linkedin.com/in/marcia-duld-mead-601abb1 Web Site / Social Media Links: http://www.archadeckfranchise.com http://www.outdoorlightingfranchise.com https://mosquitosquadfranchise.com http://www.renewcrewfranchise.com https://www.irrigationfranchise.com

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:arrow: :arrow: How Life Experiences Define One’s Story as a Communication Business Professional with Ken Futch on the Rich Hart Show Ken is a NSA CPAE Hall of Fame professional speaker, career coach, humorist and author of “Take Your Best Shot”. With over 30 years of experience motivating and entertaining Fortune 100 Companies, Ken hones his coaching and messages into hilarious, inspiring, razor-sharp, relatable, and resonant works of art. As President of Ken Futch and Associates, an Atlanta-based training company that teaches organizations and individuals how to turn situations into opportunities and opportunity into success, Ken has trained more than 100,000 people in seminars held throughout North America and Europe. His clients include Aflac, Coca-Cola, GE, Lockheed, PepsiCo, Sony, USF&G, Volvo, and of course, AT&T. Topic: How Life Experiences Define One’s Story as a Communication Business Professional… and why these Life Experiences are so crucial to the success of our business today. TOPIC BULLETS: 1) Tell Your Story: “Take your Best Shot” the power of your personal story and the impact your story has made in your life. Developing a meaningful and emotional course to apply action for your audience, clients and business professionals. 2) As Communicator and Consultant: Working with Business Professionals. Influence and impact of story to deliver a strong and memorable message. Personal and Life story as a unique pathway to delivering strong messages. 3) Importance of story: Delivery, Techniques, Type and Engagement, the Product of Personal Failures Learned and Received, Emotional Vulnerability and Barriers to reach your listeners ear’s, hearts and minds. Vortex between Humility and Pride… Changing the way you tell your story infusing Motivation and Inspirational elements of connections. Connect with Ken: www.KenFutch.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/kenfutch More about the show, host and sponsors: Show Host:  Rich Hart Rich Hart Show Mission: "Bringing the World of Business Closer to You." Format: Business Talk with In Studio Guests! Interviewing Real Estate & Finance Thought Leaders. Broadcasting LIVE from Pro Business Channel Studios in Atlanta To view photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPhotos.com To submit a guest booking requests for consideration visit: www.RichHartShow.com Check out more episodes and learn more about the show host and sponsors visit: www.RichHart.com

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:arrow: :arrow: Show Description The Business Developers Network is where today’s leading business developers share and learn innovative business development concepts. Business development today is driven by analytics and algorithms. A human element is needed for crafting a value proposition and never underestimate appreciation for a warm smile and firm handshake. “Marketing is everybody’s responsibility.” *   So, to some degree, we are all business developers! *Jack Welch, legendary CEO of GE Business Developers Network Show Topics Each episode takes a deep dive to learn how our guests successfully employ one or more of these touch points… Vision » Big Picture & Mission Insight » Business Intelligence & Analytics Strategy » Value Proposition & Positioning Outreach Plan » Firmographics & Demographics Implementation Plan » Marketing & Sales About the Show Host and Sponsor Artie Ruderman, Principal of Innovative Growth Solutions, a B2B corporate and business development company providing insight and hands-on implementation for driving business and generating value on a fractional basis. Artie brings a unique perspective for developing business from having grown a family business to have 100+ employees to developing multi-hundred-million-dollar contracts for a $6Billion global company. Show Host Artie Ruderman Principal of Innovative Growth Solutions Made possible in part by Innovative Growth Solutions for more info visit www.IGScorp.net To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BusinessDevelopersNetwork.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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:arrow: :arrow: Chris Chenoweth and John Sanders: "CDYNE and CKS: A Tale of Two Companies Please join Michael Flock as he speaks with Chris Chenoweth and John Sanders who discuss how they joined forces to create CDYNE Services, an innovative technology company providing services to the ARM industry, and CKS Financial, a leading middle market debt buying company. Chris Chenoweth, with over 20 years of experience developing and leading teams in the IT Call Center arena, serves as Chief Executive Officer of the company.  He began his career in software development and has produced ground breaking technologies for CDYNE. Some of his proudest IT accomplishments include building an entire telecom solutions and call-center infrastructure with state of the art mass calling and messaging solutions. As Chief Operating Officer of CDYNE, John Sanders has focused on strategically analyzing operations and developing teams that exceed expectations.  He currently manages operations, client services, acquisitions, sales, legal and compliance. John began his career in financial services in 2002, with one of the largest global debt buyers in the US. He was responsible for all hiring, forecasting and strategy of a regional center. He has a special gift to take a vision and make it a reality through strategy development. Here is a glimpse of what Chris and John shared in the interview. "...my first office was my living room, so I converted it into a mini office and bought my first portfolio and started collecting!" "... the technology really complemented what I was trying to do, and it was making an efficient process be a great service provider..." "So over time you'll see, you know, things that did work and things that didn't work. They get less weight if they didn't, if they're not important. You have to make mistakes..." Capital Club Radio Hosted by: Michael Flock Sponsored by: Flock Specialty Finance Providing a forum for leaders in the middle market segment which has typically been undeserved by traditional banking. Listeners gain valuable business insights and perspectives to deal with market uncertainty. Topics include: key success factors, both personal and professional, dealing with adversity, outlook for the industry and your business. For more info about Michael Flock and Flock Specialty Finance visit: www.FlockFinance.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CapitalClubRadioShow.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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:arrow: :arrow: Interview with Javier Díaz de León Consul General of Mexico in Atlanta, Jacob Gluck Founder of Goza Tequila, John Min Chief Economist with Tempus on International Business Radio Javier Díaz de León Consul General of Mexico in Atlanta Javier Díaz de León holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. He also earned a Master of Arts in International Conflict Analysis from the University of Kent at Canterbury in England. Since 1991, he is a member of the Mexican Foreign Service, and currently holds the rank of Ambassador. During his professional career he has served as: Deputy Consul General in San Diego; Deputy Consul General in New York, Head of the Office for Migration and Hispanic Affairs at the Mexican Embassy in the United States, and Executive Director of the Institute for Mexicans Abroad at the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From June 2013 to May 2016 he served as Consul General of Mexico in Raleigh, NC. On May 2016, he was appointed by President Enrique Peña Nieto as Consul General of Mexico in Atlanta, Georgia, where he is serving in this position since June 18, 2016. Organization: Consulate General of Mexico in Atlanta Website:  www.consulmexatlanta.org Jacob Gluck Founder and CEO of Goza Tequila Jacob Gluck is an entrepreneur; he is the Founder and CEO of Goza Tequila—an ultra-premium, craft tequila brand headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Through his time spent building Goza and successfully bringing the product to market, Jacob acquired a wealth of knowledge across a multitude of areas. Creating a liquor brand from scratch enabled Jacob to gain expertise in fields ranging from manufacturing and distribution, to branding, marketing, and sales strategy—all while building a solid foundation within the alcoholic beverage industry at large. He has deep experience developing effective business plans, financial modeling/projections, and other various documents essential to raising capital. As Goza is a U.S. federal importer, and in working closely with Mexican businesses and government entities, Jacob has a thorough understanding of the complexities inherent in doing international business and trade. As much as anything else, Jacob knows how to compete and succeed with limited resources. He believes in a bottom-up approach to growth, the efficient use of capital, and that the best form of advertising cannot be paid for. Prior to entering the spirits industry, Mr. Gluck worked in finance as a stock broker for Compass Point—a boutique sales, research, and trading firm. There Jacob honed his financial chops, gaining skills that would prove invaluable to his future entrepreneurial endeavors. At Compass he served in equity sales, leveraging the firm’s research to drive business with buy-side accounts (primarily hedge funds). The company’s research was focused on the financial services industry; specific sectors included big banks, thrifts, specialty finance companies, mortgage insurers, REITs, home-builders, and financial technology companies. Jacob left Compass Point with a broad understanding of companies spread across various sectors, market capitalization's, and capital structures. In addition, Jacob earned the FINRA Series 7 certification—the most comprehensive financial securities exam offered by the FINRA, which covers a wide range of investments including stocks, bonds, options, limited partnerships, and investment company products. Company: Goza Tequila Website:  www.gozatequila.com John Min Chief Economist with Tempus Dr. John Min is currently the Chief Economist with Tempus. Prior to working with Tempus,

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:arrow: :arrow: Chris Hogg:  Still Enjoying His "Gap Year" After 40 Years! Interview on Capital Club Radio Chris Hogg has been the entrepreneurial powerhouse behind several businesses in the consumer financial services and consumer product industries. He is an Australian citizen and currently resides in Bryn Mawr, PA, USA. Chris is the President of Broad Street Holdings, LLC which recently acquired SRA Associates, a NJ-based debt collection and receivables management company; North Shore Agency,located in NY, is a letter-based collection company; and a California-based auto loans business. Chris is Chairman of National Surety Underwriters and National Fidelity Reinsurance Company, founded in 2014, underwriting surety guarantee and contract bonding business throughout the USA. Chris is also the Independent Director of CCA Industries, a consumer products company (NYSE American: CAW). In his most recent venture, Chris founded EmployeeCash, a unique digital workplace consumer loans platform. Chris was the chief executive officer of Australia's largest privately-owned debt collection agency specializing in credit card debt recovery. He then joined the first board of UK-based Marlin Financial Group (MFG), a start up in the distressed receivables management business. Eight years later, MFG grew into the largest privately-owned business of its kind in Europe and was sold to PE investors for substantial gains in 2013. He was Chairman of The Mint Corporation, a publicly listed debit card and payroll processing company. Under Chris' direction, Mint grew into a respected leader in the highly competitive payments processing sector in the MENA Region, operating in four countries. In 2013, he retired as its executive chairman. "I graduated high school at barely the age of 17... I got into business and as soon as I started earning a salary, the idea of staying in business looked a heck of a lot more attractive than going to university. So I put it off for another year and another year... I'm in my fortieth year of that gap." "It's never really been about the money... It's about creating something. It's about building something. It's about the success of taking something from nothing and turning it into something from $1 to $65 million.... if I look back, I could have made some decisions that would have actually made me a lot more money, but it probably wouldn't have been as gratifying to me as building a business and creating jobs and creating futures for people." Connect on Linkedin: Chris Hogg Broad Street Holdings, LLC About Capital Club Radio Hosted by: Michael Flock Sponsored by: Flock Specialty Finance Providing a forum for leaders in the middle market segment which has typically been undeserved by traditional banking. Listeners gain valuable business insights and perspectives to deal with market uncertainty. Topics include: key success factors, both personal and professional, dealing with adversity, outlook for the industry and your business. For more info about Michael Flock and Flock Specialty Finance visit: www.FlockFinance.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CapitalClubRadioShow.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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:arrow: :arrow:  NEW Niche Franchise Opportunity in the Non-Profit and Fundraising Sector on Franchise Business Radio SPECIAL SPOT LIGHT SHOW today with a UNIQUE, EMERGING Franchise Opportunity in the FUNDRAISING sector. The Name of the Franchise is:  CG3 Battery Fundraising and our guest is the Founder & CEO Charles Grosse. CHARLES GROSSE Charles has a background in Econometrics and Corporate Law, Charles served for over 25 years as the General Counsel and held various business executive roles for companies like RaceTrac, Barco, Glock and WAI Global.  He currently lives north of Atlanta with his wife Sarah and two daughters.  Hobbies include golf, traveling and competitive swimming.  Charles created CG3 Battery Fundraising with the goal of operating a lean and efficient company offering a unique product to the fundraising market.  In doing so, CG3 has tapped into a lucrative niche market while helping organizations raise much needed funds for great causes. Questions: 1) First things First….Give us a little history—Who is CG3? 2) How did you get into Fundraising? Industry Opportunity? 3) Tell us a little bit about the Product Offering. Batteries—Why Batteries? (Custom Branded-Battery Assortment Packs) 4) What made you decide to Franchise? 5) What is the Franchisee’s Role? 6) How does the Fundraising Organization make money? 7) A franchise in the fundraising sector makes you a unique franchise opportunity—so what else is unique about your franchise offering? Why CG3 if someone was considering a franchise? 8) Are you concerned about competition from other battery companies? 9) What are you looking for in a prospective franchisee candidate? "I’m excited to announce that I have chosen to become a CG3 Battery Fundraising Franchisee and I am really looking forward to working with you Charles."  Pam Currie With close to 20 years in franchising and have acquired business acumen from multiple perspectives of the franchise business model. For the past 9 to 10 years you have specialized in helping clients find the right franchise opportunity. Why did I decide to become a CG3 Franchisee? --Unique, Niche Franchise Opportunity in the Non-Profit / Fundraising Sector --1.5 Billion Dollar Industry that is fragmented and in need of business professionals to lead & get involved. (Note: A Fragmented industry = Great Franchise Opportunity) --Home Based / Lifestyle Business --Low Overhead --Low & Affordable Cost of Entry (Franchise Fee is only 25K) --No Royalties (Distributor Model) --High Potential for High Return on Investment --Sales Based with an Approachable Customer Base (not like a classic B2B Sales Process) --Manufacturer – Distributor Business Partnership. Franchisee is the face of the business and manages the customer relationships and all back end operations & product fulfillment are managed by Corporate (Franchisor). --Large Protected Territories --Reoccurring Revenue --Digital Marketing Program to help drive leads to franchisees AND THE BIG REASON….LEADERSHIP—Charles.  The Key to a successful ground level franchise is Leadership and I liked what I learned (not only about the opportunity), but about Charles leadership style & philosophy.  I was able to see his vision & what he is planning to achieve  I like Charles “culture philosophy” of openness, collaboration, flexibility. He wants franchisee’s to have input and a voice (we are already discussing forming a franchisee board).  I like that Charles has created what I call a Franchisee Friendly Biz Model. Large Protected Territories. Ability to really build my own business inside of a business. (Asset) and in an environment where I’m giving back.  I believe this biz opportunity taps into my strengths and pa...

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:arrow:  :arrow:  Spiritual Leadership in Today’s Business Environment, Interview with Pastor Mike Linch on the Rich Hart Show Mike Linch, Senior Pastor NorthStar Church Who is Mike Linch: Senior Pastor of NorthStar Church in Kennesaw, GA. Host of the "Linch with a Leader" podcast. Frequent speaker for professional, collegiate and high school athletic teams as well as business leader gatherings. Mike has been at NorthStar 21 years and married to his wife Anne for 26 years and they have two children (Casey & Mary-Michal). Topic: The key’s of Leadership belief’s as a Spiritual Business Development Leader in Fragmented and Diverse Environments TOPIC BULLETS: 1) Concept behind “Spiritual Leadership” why are so many missing the mark when it comes to reinforcing their Belief System. What is a Servant Leader? Level of Engagement for today’s leader Job of a Senior Pastor Remaining: Faithful, Obedient and Trusting LEADERSHIP: Strength, Confidence and Desire 2) Dealing with Adversity (Dark Times) if the Church Walls could talk… As a leader, dealing with the dark time, people and Behaviors, Teaming and Staff, Growth and the Surrounding Community ADVERSITY: Challenges, Choice and Decisions 3) Your Leadership Programs Direction, Mission and Meaning Mission to the Surrounding Community Business / Leaders Men's Group Surrounding yourself with Like Minded People Self Predicated, Self Medicated and Self Motivated 4) How do we keep “People” engaged “The HEART of PRAYER” Those who Develop the Process and the Players involved in the process CALL TO ACTION regarding today’s environment Mike’s Podcast and Information Resources about Northstar Web Site / Social Media Links: www.northstarchurch.org www.mikelinch.com Twitter - @mikelinch More about the show, host and sponsors: Show Host:  Rich Hart Rich Hart Show Mission: "Bringing the World of Business Closer to You." Format: Business Talk with In Studio Guests! Interviewing Real Estate & Finance Thought Leaders. Broadcasting LIVE from Pro Business Channel Studios in Atlanta To view photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPhotos.com To submit a guest booking requests for consideration visit: www.RichHartShow.com Check out more episodes and learn more about the show host and sponsors visit: www.RichHart.com

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:arrow: :arrow: Former Atlanta Mayor Sam Massell Interview on the Buckhead Business Show Sam Massell, Founding President The Buckhead Coalition Sam Massell, a life-long resident of Atlanta, has had successful careers in real estate brokerage, elected office, the field of tourism, and association management. He spent twenty years as a Realtor, becoming Vice President of Allan-Grayson Realty Company, then one of the city’s largest commercial brokerage firms. During that time, he was elected a charter member of the Atlanta Real Estate Board’s Million Dollar Club and was honored three times with the Cates Trophy by the Georgia Association of Real Estate Boards for creating the “Outstanding Transaction of the Year.” While in real estate, Massell became extremely active in a wide range of civic work, which eventually led to the political arena. He served twenty- two years in elected offices, including eight as President of Atlanta’s Board of Aldermen (now known as the City Council) and four as this city’s Mayor. While holding that office, he was also chosen as President of the 15,000- member National League of Cities. In addition, he has served a four-year term on the Board of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, and was a Board Member of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games. Among other achievements, his administration as Mayor is credited with establishing MARTA (Atlanta’s mass transit program), with developing the city’s first enclosed arena (the Omni Coliseum), and with providing the “Five Points” Central City Woodruff Park, all with no call on ad valorem taxes. He also pioneered minority opportunities in city government, appointing the first female to Atlanta’s City Council and the first Blacks as City Department heads. After leaving full-time public service, he entered the tourism business in Buckhead where he operated for thirteen years under the name of Your Travel Agent Sam Massell. He is a Certified Travel Counselor (CTC), and a former President of the Travel Industry Association of Georgia. Mayor Massell now manages a nonprofit civic organization as the 1988 founding President of the Buckhead Coalition. This is a prestigious association of Chief Executive Officers of major businesses in this area on the north side of Atlanta who have pooled their strengths to nurture the quality of life and guide the orderly growth of Buckhead. He has been honored by induction into the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau “Hospitality Hall of Fame”; Georgia Municipal Association “Government Hall of Fame”; Georgia State University Robinson College “Business Hall of Fame”; Georgia Trend Magazine “Most Influential Georgian’s Hall of Fame”, and International Civil Rights King Center “Walk of Fame”. His life is chronicled in a biography (“Play It Again, Sam”) by Charles McNair and Mercer University Press. Topics to Discuss: Why did you decide to do a book - - and why did you choose this author?  How did your childhood days in elementary and high school at Druid Hills shape your civil conscience?  The book tells of a successful college political campaign that sounds unbelievable . . . until we hear the “other side of the story”. Will you elaborate?  You won a lot of top awards in real estate. Tell us about one of which you were particularly proud.  What drew you into the political arena, and if you had the chance to do it all over, would you have pursued a more lucrative business career instead?  I’ve learned that one of your earliest Atlanta political reforms was elimination of something called “Ward Courtesy”,

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:arrow: :arrow: GSMA Unites 800 Mobile Tech Operators and 300 Companies Worldwide on Buckhead Business Show Ana Tavares Head of North America for GSMA •Direct report to the CTO with delegated responsibility for high priority areas and activities in the organisation. Adviser to GSMA’s Heads of Programme. •Responsible for cross programme coordination and activities that support CTO’s Mobile World Capital Board position. •Americas Region lead for GSMA’s Mobile Identity Program, driving the deployment of mobile Connect with mobile operators and service providers. About the GSMA The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organizations in adjacent industry sectors. Operator members in the North America region include companies such as AT&T, Bell Mobility, Digicel, Rogers Communications, Sprint, T-Mobile, Telus and Verizon, among many others. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress Americas and the Mobile 360 Series of conferences. GSMA OPENS NEW NORTH AMERICA OFFICE IN ATLANTA New Facility Puts Mobile Industry Organization in Center of Atlanta Tech Scene, Provides Strong Foundation as GSMA Works with Members to Advance Development of Mobile Industry The GSMA announced it has opened its new North American regional office near Midtown Atlanta, a move that will enable it to better serve its members across the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. At a ceremony attended by dignitaries and leaders from the Atlanta technology community, the GSMA officially cut the ribbon for its new 15,000 square-foot offices, which are located in Armour Yards and currently accommodate nearly 90 GSMA employees. “The opening of our new North American office marks the start of the next chapter for the GSMA in the region,” said Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA. “Our new location in Midtown Atlanta puts us at the very center of the vibrant, dynamic tech scene in the city, enabling us to draw on a rich talent pool and engage even more closely with the broad technology ecosystem that has developed here.” On behalf of its members, the GSMA leads a range of programs designed to drive collective industry benefit in areas such as future networks, the Internet of Things, mobile identity and others. The GSMA also engages with key stakeholders in a series of advocacy initiatives to secure greater spectrum for mobile, modernize regulatory frameworks and deliver life-enhancing mobile services to underserved populations around the world. Finally, the GSMA convenes the broad mobile ecosystem through its portfolio of industry-leading events on both a global and regional basis. With a presence in the United States since opening its first office in Sandy Springs, GA in 2006, the GSMA has invested significantly in its North American operations in the last year, with the addition of 25 new roles across a number of functional areas. Most notably, in September 2017, the GSMA launched “Mobile World Congress Americas, in partnership with CTIA”, the first mobile industry event addressing the entire Americas region. Held in San Francisco, the inaugural Mobile World Congress Americas attracted more than 21,000 visitors from 110 countries and territories, and in 2018, the event moves to Los Angeles, where it will target not only the mobile ecosystem, but also the media and entertainment and content creation sectors. Once a railway yard, Armour Yards has been transformed into a vibrant, mixed-use campus that delivers a life- and work-enhancing environment where businesses can thrive.

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:arrow: :arrow:  Local Industries and CorpGetaway on Georgia Business Radio Neil Bedwell Over the last 18 years, Neil has led work, teams and businesses in London, Amsterdam and San Francisco. Most recently, at Coca-Cola driving global digital strategy across multiple brands, leading the digital program for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, developing new ways to create and publish content in real-time across multiple social channels, and managing global digital agency relationships. Neil is a regular speaker and advisor to multiple start-ups, and spends his spare time messing around with old racing cars. Neil Bedwell and Andrew Osterday often describe themselves as reformed marketers. They learned and honed their craft over the last 15 years at agencies and brands in the U.S. and Europe. Their experience at Coca-Cola navigating internal cultural barriers while leading global digital programs - including the 2014 FIFA World Cup global campaign - was the catalyst for the creation of Local Industries. Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/neilrbedwell Andrew Osterday Local Industries Andrew began his career as a freelance artist, designer, and self-taught developer in the up-and-coming Atlanta agency scene. An original digital native, Andrew crafted campaigns for brands like the Atlanta Braves, The Home Depot, Delta, Porsche NA, Goldman Sachs, and Jack Daniels before moving to Coca-Cola’s Global group where he lead Cannes award-winning digital creative for Coke Zero. His work at Coca-Cola also included real-time social content and production for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, leading the world’s largest user-generated photo contest ever and crafting Coca-Cola’s employee engagement program spanning all 206 countries Coca-Cola serves. Andrew is a frequent mentor and people connector, and still taps his artist roots when he’s not chasing his kids around. List Any Topics You Would Like to Discuss: 1. The Problem we exist to solve Two-thirds of us are unhappy with the thing we spend half of our waking lives doing. Happy, engaged employees are five times more productive - and four out of five of business leaders believe engaged employees are a key driver of growth. Human contentment at work is the wicked business problem of our generation. #2. The Business we are building Marketers have mastered engagement for people as consumers. What if the same techniques could be applied to foster deeper engagement for people as employees? Local Industries is a Change Marketing consultancy. Put simply, we apply consumer-grade marketing expertise to drive real cultural change inside organizations by focusing on their most important asset. People. Our current clients are a balanced mix of HR, Tech and Growth leaders at global organizations across CPG, Tech, Travel and non-profit. #3. Our Product We create Change Marketing programs around three essential human motivations: Growth - translating the company vision into practical ways for employees to grow their skills and career Impact - demonstrating the real positive impact every employees work has on the lives of their customers Relationships - building better ways to create trust, respect, and collaboration between colleagues Every program starts by building belief across these three areas through storytelling and communications. We then move to practical adoption through training, tools and process design, and finally to ownership, empowering people to become experts in these new ways of work, and to lead and guide others. #4. Our Ambition

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:arrow: :arrow: Bringing the Platform of Global Real Estate to your Finger Tips on the Rich Hart Show Dr. Dan Nussbaum Originally from Long Beach NY, Dan was young when his parents passed away, and he lived in 17 places in 9 years while putting himself through college and graduate school with the help of academic scholarships. Dan finished college when he was 20 before going to the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, and then practiced in Philadelphia for 22 years before deciding to move to California and begin a second career as a licensed investment adviser. As he always had an interest in real estate, Dan decided to also become a licensed California real estate broker and created successful local agencies in Los Angeles. After being contacted from outside the USA about promoting new home developments into the Los Angeles market, Dan became fascinated with the idea of creating The International MLS [IMLS] as an affordable way to bring together agents, brokers, developers, associations, buyers, sellers, and property listings all together into one global marketplace. Dan's vision has been to have all of the listings shared on agent and broker sites all over the world via The IMLS searches, giving agents and brokers the tools to succeed in a competitive global marketplace, with the goal of putting the power of the real estate industry back into the hands of the agents and brokers. As someone who is a licensed broker himself, it is Dan's mission to protect agents so that there will be no advertising of other agents on a personal agent members listing page, that if it is your listing,.. it is your lead, and that there will be no For Sale By Owner listings on The IMLS along with everything posted on The IMLS 10 point Pledge. Dan relocated with The IMLS from Los Angeles to Boca Raton, Florida July 2015. When not working on The IMLS, Dan can be found running, skiing, playing tennis or golf, and maintains an actively engaged life in the Miami-Palm Beach area. Dr. Bruce Salzinger Rich Hart (L) Bruce Salzinger (R) An active Doctor of Chiropractic at Chiropractic Healthcare of Buckhead on Pharr Road for 25+ years.  In 2008 Dan came up with a novel concept and vision of the international real estate market and it just made sense to me.  I learned the business best I could and the opportunities it offered.  Having participated nationally and internationally at several real estate shows it confirmed we not only have something unique but extremely valuable to all. My resume below indicates the last 25 of years of chiropractic achievements.  My children have decided to pursue other careers.  I hope to continue helping to launch The IMLS and eventually devote full time to building this vision worldwide. 1970 Graduated Long Beach High School, NY with sports participation on the golf, swim and track teams. 1974 Graduated University of Connecticut, Storrs CT, B.S. Degree with sports participation on the Alpine Downhill Ski Racing and Cross Country teams. Active in karate and judo clubs. 1972-1973 International Business Studies Program, American College of Switzerland, Leysin Switzerland with sports participation on the Alpine Downhill Ski Racing Team and Cross Country Teams. In 1974 Dr. Salzinger experienced a serious skiing related injury. After 3 months of traditional drug and physical therapy treatments for a herniated disc and bilateral severe sciatica he was scheduled for a low back surgery. Fortunately a good friend who was going to New York Chiropractic College at the time suggested he come in for a consultation and exam as "I could always go ahead with the surgery". The explanation of my condition from the chiropractic perspective just made sense. I proceeded with a regimen of regular subluxation based chiropractic adjustments and the rest is so to speak, history. 1974-1989  V.P.

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:arrow: :arrow: Mike Ginsberg from Intern to Icon Interview at RMA Conference on Capital Club Radio Michael Ginsberg, President and CEO Kaulkin Ginsberg Mike Ginsberg is the president and CEO of Kaulkin Ginsberg, offering M&A and strategic advisory expertise to the accounts receivable management (ARM) industry for over 25 years, and KG Prime, offering market intelligence for ARM professionals on client industries, economic- and industry-specific trends. He is also co-founder of Topline Valuation Group, providing ARM owners and executives with authoritative technical, financial and benchmarking services designed to improve decisions at the corporate and operational levels. Mike is a member of ACA International, RMA International and the Association for Corporate Growth.  He sits on the advisory boards of several industry associations and publications. He is a frequent speaker on important industry issues and is often interviewed as an industry expert by the trade, financial and consumer media. Mike has been the recipient of numerous industry awards, including the NARCA Don Kramer Award and Collection Advisor’s award as one of the industry’s most influential professionals four years in a row. https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikeginsberg http://www.kaulkin.com Capital Club Radio Hosted by: Michael Flock Sponsored by: Flock Specialty Finance Providing a forum for leaders in the middle market segment which has typically been undeserved by traditional banking. Listeners gain valuable business insights and perspectives to deal with market uncertainty. Topics include: key success factors, both personal and professional, dealing with adversity, outlook for the industry and your business. For more info about Michael Flock and Flock Specialty Finance visit: www.FlockFinance.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CapitalClubRadioShow.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com See Photos from the Show Below the Show Transcript 00:04 Opening:  Broadcasting Live from the 2018 RMA International Conference at the Aria Resort in Las Vegas.  It's time now for a special episode of Capital Club Radio. Broadcasting on the Pro Business Channel and across 16 Syndication Networks.  This show made possible in part by, Flock Specialty Finance. For more info, visit flockfinance.com  And now, here's your host,

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:arrow: :arrow: CMIT Solutions, Big Sky Franchise Team and Surfs Up Fitness on Franchise Business Radio Doug Bates CMIT Solutions of Fayette/Coweta Doug Bates is the President of CMIT Solutions of Fayette/Coweta. Prior to opening CMIT in 2009, Doug spent 22 years in a corporate sales, marketing, and product management career that started with Lego toys where he was a 3 time sales MVP. It also included 10 years with GE Lighting where he won 3 General Managers Awards, and 4 years with Tyco as Global VP of Commercial Operations where he launched and executed a global rebranding strategy in 8 languages and 51 countries while living in Hong Kong. Doug is named on patents for a rare earth phosphor blend for fluorescent lighting and also a grip design for garment hangers. Doug holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration and Speech Communication from Lindenwood University in St. Louis, and also graduated from GE’s world famous Crotonville Leadership Development Program. Doug is also 6 Sigma and LEAN Process certified. In his spare time Doug has served on the Board of Directors at Woodland Christian Camp in Temple, GA since 2006, has spent 4 years as a volunteer community basketball coach for the Fayette County School system, has been a mentor for the Fayette Chamber Leadership Program and YP Young Proteges, and for the Fayette Chamber Jr. Entrepreneurs Contest. Involved as a member of CTAE Advisory board and Business and Marketing Advisory committees. He just celebrated his 30th wedding anniversary with his wife Angie, and has a daughter Kristen and son Nathan. Since opening CMIT in 2009 he has won 13 franchise awards in 9 years for revenue growth, technical staff/expertise, & customer service working exclusively with small & medium businesses as a trusted advisor and strategic IT partner. Also has been winner of the Small Business of the Year for both the Fayette (2012) and Coweta-Newnan (2017) Chambers. Topics to Discuss: 1. What is CMIT Solutions/how long have you been doing it? 2. Why we do what we do/What makes CMIT Solutions different/values? 3. Why did you get involved with franchising vs. doing it on your own? 4. What are the most common mistakes small businesses make regarding their IT system? 5. Why technology? 6. When should SMB ask for help taking into consideration weather, ransomware virus, etc.? - What does it cost a small business who is not prepared for such a disaster? 7. How do you give back to/get involved in the community? 8. How can people who want to learn more get in touch with you? Web Site / Social Media Links: https://www.facebook.com/cmitsolutions https://www.linkedin.com/in/dabates Tom DuFore / CEO Big Sky Franchise Team Tom DuFore is the CEO of Big Sky Franchise Team, where he is responsible for company strategy and to support and consult with Big Sky Franchise Teams Clients. Tom has consulted with and advised hundreds of businesses ranging from the largest companies in the world to start-ups. Prior to starting Big Sky Franchise Team, Tom spent 10 years as a Franchise Consultant working for multiple consulting companies. He also served as the Vice President of National Business & Franchise Development for the Rabine Group, a National Facilities Maintenance Construction Company with 15 business units. In his role he oversaw company-wide Sales, Marketing, and National Expansion initiatives, helping the company expand from $125MM to $185MM in annual revenue in just 2 years. He helped the company become regionally and nationally recognized thre...

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:arrow: :arrow: Consulate General of Canada, Robuck and Company Antiques, and Tempus on International Business Radio Nadia Theodore Consulate General, of Canada Nadia Theodore has made her career in the Trade Agreement and Negotiations Branch of Global Affairs, holding leadership positions on several recent and major trade initiatives of Global Affairs Canada. Most recently, Nadia served in Ottawa as Chief of Staff and Executive Director to Canada’s Deputy Minister for International Trade. She was named Consul General for the US Southeast in August 2017. With over 10 years of trade policy experience, Ms. Theodore’s appointment comes as Canada, Mexico and the United States have launched negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  As part of Canada’s international trade negotiating team, Nadia has built a reputation for forging strong partnerships with government and business leaders and managing complex, priority trade initiatives. Beyond trade negotiations, she helped Canada’s Trade and Investment Strategy, which is focused on ways to continue to help Canadian companies connect, compete and grow internationally. She holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of London and an M.A. in Political Science from Carleton University. She is married and has one child. Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nadia-theodore-7b7b725 Atlanta - Consulate General of Canada Consular District:  Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee. Web Site / Social Media Links: Web site:  www.canada.ca/Canada-In-Atlanta Facebook:  Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta Twitter:  @CanCGAtlanta John Doyle, Vice President of Dealing and Trading Tempus John Doyle Whether paying invoices in a foreign currency, funding foreign operations or receiving foreign payments, Tempus helps companies properly manage their currency needs. We focus on protecting our clients' profits by keeping them abreast of current activity in the global markets and by reducing exchange rate exposure with our full range of products and services. Dedicated client account managers keep clients well informed in order to make the right decisions regarding their international payments. Since 1999, Tempus has provided corporate clients with the best foreign exchange and international payment solutions in the industry. Tempus guides thousands of clients, from a broad spectrum of industry sectors, through the intricacies of the currency markets. Our unique market insight is widely recognized in main-line business media such as The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg, and CNBC to name just a few. In 2010 Tempus proudly became part of Monex Group, one of the world’s largest commercial foreign exchange providers, to further expand our place in the global market. John Robert Doyle II is currently the Vice President of Dealing and Trading at Tempus. Previously, John was the Director of Markets at Tempus. He has more than ten years of market experience and his insights are frequently sought after by publications such as Bloomberg News, Reuters, the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal. John also makes occasional television appearances on programs such as CNBC’s Closing Bell. He holds a BA in Government and Economics and a Master’s in Public Administration from American University in Washington, DC.

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:arrow: :arrow:  Geoff Curley with Gin Lane1751 Interview on Bar Talk Radio Geoff Curley Bloomsbury Club The Bloomsbury Club; a group of inquisitive drinks industry veterans with a passion to recreate a range of London Gins with historical accuracy and relevance to the Victorian era. To accomplish this, a partnership was forged with 8th generation London distiller, Charles Maxwell of Thames Distillers, based in Clapham, London. Gin Lane 1751 is the embodiment of a classic Victorian style gin in its taste profile, juxtaposed with accurate label recreation of the period to create a range of four crafted varietals. For your edification, we introduce Gin Lane 1751, Victorian Ingenuity Individually numbered bottles / small batch production Distilled in the heart of London by eighth generation Master Distiller, Charles Maxwell 100% pure grain spirit / handcrafted in small traditional pot stills Style is Victorian era. Bold juniper with hint of liquorice from the star anise. Added citrus botanicals provide refreshing, clean notes Distillation of 8 fine botanicals Martini Style: Big & Bold Topics to Discuss: Brand Origin Method Process Uniqueness Website and Social Media: www.ginlane1751.com About the show: Bar Talk Radio is about Careers in the Beverage Industry, Cocktail Culture and Trends. Interviewing industry insiders and experts. Hosted by Anthony Porquez founder of Liquid Culture with over 17 years in the food and beverage industry. Current President of the United States Bartenders' Guild Atlanta Chapter. Connect with the show host at: www.AnthonyPorquez.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Antones10 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anthony.j.porquez Connect with the show sponsor at: https://twitter.com/USBGAtlanta www.facebook.com/usbgatlanta www.instagram.com/usbgatlanta To listen to recent episodes visit: http://www.BarTalkRadio.org To submit a guest request to be on the show visit: www.meetme.so/BarTalkRadio To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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:arrow: :arrow:  Great Results Team Building on Buckhead Business Show Sean Glaze Great Results Team Building Sean inspires people to have fun laughing together so they can have more success working together. His three books, The Unexpected Leader, Rapid Teamwork, and The 10 Commandments of Winning Teammates are powerful parables for building and leading great teams! As a successful basketball coach and educator for over 20 years, Sean gained valuable insights into how to develop winning teams, and founded Great Results Teambuilding to share those lessons Today, he travels around the country delivering interactive events and entertaining keynotes that transform employees into winning teammates! Topics to Discuss: What do you do? How did you get started? Why should our business Leaders Care? What can they do today to turn employees into Winning Teammates? Web Site / Social Media Links: http://greatresultsteambuilding.net https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanglaze https://twitter.com/leadyourteam https://www.facebook.com/GreatResultsTeambuilding?sk=wall The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The Buckhead Business Association and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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:arrow: :arrow: The Business of Behavior in Today’s Cognitive Environment on Rich Hart Show Cindy Lynch Six-20 Partners and Bob Langley REL Leadership Group Interview on the Rich Hart Show “The Business of Behavior in today’s Cognitive Environment” Topic: The Business of People and Behavior in a world built around Process and Profitability… and why they are so crucial to the success of our business today when we’re talking about People, Profitability, Productivity, and Process… A) Who is Cindy Lynch - Six-20 Partners… Talent management is about generating profitable behaviors. I help my clients optimize profits by optimizing their human capital. The brief version: Abraham Lincoln said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Cindy’s formula for Success is A good plan + People who can execute. The key to execution is getting the right people in the right roles. When you hire the right people, and keep them motivated, they do the right things. If you are really interested: Cindy’s background in the realm of performance improvement, change dynamics and organizational development give her a unique perspective to help businesses improve their results. With 20+ years’ experience as an executive coach to employees and senior managers she has gained extensive experience in how to raise performance in individuals and teams to create long-term success and fulfillment. (AKA: Profits) For fun: Improv theater! Want to be a better speaker? Leader? Sales person? Learn improv theory. Need the best-ever team building activity? Improv! Need a cure for the blahs and general depression? Improv! Just need a good belly-laugh? Yep! It’s Improv! Web Site / Social Media Links www.six20partners.com www.linkedin.com/in/cindymlynch Who is Bob Langley - REL Leadership Group… Bob Langley is the President of REL Leadership Group and President and CEO of Georgia Health & Fitness Club, LLC. He is also a Certified Instructor for The Pacific Institute in Seattle, Washington and Development Dimensions Inc. He’s involved with 2nd Genesis House and is one of the Founders of American Life Distribution, LLC, a manufacturer, designer and distributor of nutritional products. Also, he is a founding partner of Discovery Group Phoenix and an instructor for Leadership Dynamics Institute. Bob is an entrepreneur and personal coach focused on improving business and individual leadership skills. He is the former Chief Learning Officer, Senior Vice-President of Training and Development, and President for the RTM Restaurant Group in Atlanta. Also, he served as President and COO of Winner’s International, Inc. and Partner/VP of Operations for WenConn. As CLO, he founded and developed the RTM Learning Center focusing on developing future leaders. He opened the first Regional Management Institute in Philadelphia for Wendy’s International. Bob has worked with and coached numerous individuals and organizations on Leadership, Goal Setting, Employee Satisfaction and Retention, Teamwork and Business Development. Some of the companies he has worked with include: RTM Restaurant Group, Coca-Cola, Professional Management Associates, Wendy's International, JRG Technologies, Remax Realty, Kennesaw State University, TMX Finance, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Arby’s, Lee’s Famous Recipe, Arbonne International, Lightyear, Discovery Group Phoenix and Leadership Dynamics Institute to name a few.  Personal Leadership is a major focus of his professional life. He provides Keynote Speaking, one-on-one personal/professional coaching, corporate strategic planning, leadership development, and business success consulting.

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:arrow:  :arrow: The Real Meaning of Real Mentors Interview with Jim Dawson on the Rich Hart Show Jim Dawson / ADI Performance / ADI Marketing Jim is the CEO of ADI Marketing, a B2B sales support business. For over two decades ADI Marketing has been placing salespeople in front of the decision makers they want to meet. Jim feels strongly that prospecting and selling require two different skill sets. In addition, wouldn’t you or your salespeople’s time be better spent in front of the decision maker rather than chasing them down? ADI Marketing services have been used from Fortune 100 companies all the way to single entrepreneurs.   www.amarketing.com He is the author of “101 Speaking Nuggets” (2016), “101 Prospecting Nuggets” (2009) and co-author of “Real World Customer Service Strategies That Work” (2004) and has contributed to nearly 200 business and trade journals, including Job Training &amp; Placement Report, Start Your Own Business, American Management Association, Balance Magazine, Association News, Business Credit, Connections Magazine, Insurance Insight, The Office Professional, The Customer-Service Advantage and Drake Business Review. Jim is the master facilitator ADI Performance, an executive training division of ADI Marketing. Over the last thirty years Jim has dedicated himself to developing and delivering training that acts as a catalyst, unleashing individual potential. Crafting a message that engages and motivates individuals to think, and, when people think, behavioral change happens. Popular with many different audiences, Jim’s life-changing programs have been delivered to thousands of participants. He is a speaker, corporate trainer/facilitator, columnist and author. www.adiperformance.com Jim’s education:  BS in Wildlife Biology from the University of Vermont, 1978.  MBA in Informational Technology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1982.  Certified Professional Development Trainer, The Chauncey Group International, Ltd. 1998  Leadership Education: An Advanced Program for Trainers, Educators and Consultants – J F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA May 2001 Jim served in the USMC and is a disabled combat veteran from Viet Nam. For as long has he can remember, he has been intrigued about the effectiveness of communications. In his opinion one of the most effective ways of practicing one’s communication skills is through “Improv.” He is currently active in the following organizations:  Georgia ForestWatch, Board Member  Finnish American Chamber of Commerce, Past President  Toastmasters International, Past District Governor for the State of Georgia, Rank #1 in the World under his leadership  Southern Order of Storytellers &amp; Roswell Ramble Cluster Group  Roswell Photographic Society  Chattahoochee Nature Center Marketing… Your Website and How People can contact your team for services… Topic:  The Real Meaning of Real Mentors in today’s Business World… and why they are so crucial to the success of our business today… TOPIC BULLETS: 1) Why Mentors… the course of Successful People using Mentors and the realization that we can’t do it alone… 2) Differences between Mentors, Coaches, (Trainers, Instructors and Facilitators) 3) Who is the Right Person for the Job… and how we go about finding a mentor that will add to the value proposition of your Business and Professional Goals going forward. ADI Performance and ADI MARKETING 1) ADI Performance- Provokes Thought and Enhances Personal Performance in Business… Explanation & Detail 2) ADI Marketing – Provides Decision Makers Axis to Business Opportunity …...

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:arrow: :arrow: Keith Meyers with Keefe, Bruyette and Woods, KBW on Capital Club Radio Guest: Keith Meyers On this episode of the Capital Club Radio, Keith Meyers joins chairman and CEO Michael Flock, one of the leading investment bankers in the specialty finance world, to discuss his transition from accounting to investment banking, his work and now management in the debt buying and collection industry and tips to note for those interested in the trends as well as staffing of those in investment banking and debt buying. Biography Mr. Meyers is a Managing Director based in Atlanta and leads KBW’s new Financial Services Group, which serves clients in the specialty finance, mortgage finance, securities, alternative asset management, and financial technology sectors. Mr. Meyers brings more than 17 years of relevant experience serving both strategic and private equity investors in the financial services sector. He comes to KBW from Raymond James where he was a Managing Director in the Financial Services Investment Banking Group. Previously, he served as Head of the Financial Services and Transaction Processing Investment Banking Group at Morgan Keegan & Company. Earlier in his career, he worked in the business advisory and assurance practice at Deloitte and Touche (CPA, inactive). Mr. Meyers has an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a BSBA from Washington University in Saint Louis. Michael Flock:  How does someone whose working in accounting at Deloitte get into investment banking? How did you make that transition and why? Keith Meyers:  Accounting and audit is a great stepping stone to other things. Accounting is the benchmark of business, being able to understand the financials is critical to what we do in our business. Always thought of it as a place to start my career. Wanted to get into a more proactive role. In accounting, you’re always looking at what you’ve done. You’re not creating value looking forward. I wanted to move into a role to make things happen. Investment banking is very rewarding career because we have changed the position of the companies we work with. As an investment banker, this is a client-service business. We need people who are engaged and care about what our clients think. We’re a cross between consultants, financial advisors, structuring agents and psychologists. [4:37] Psychologists - that’s a new one. Why psychologists? Deals meander many different ways. Many time when we work with clients, this is the biggest transaction of their careers and transformative for the companies we work with. A lot can happen in a deal - positive or negative so a lot of what we do is keep our client’s calm. We joke that deals die 3 times before they close. There’s always times where it’s going to get troubled and you have to make sure you keep everyone’s on board. [5:18] You kind of answered my next question - what are some of the personal traits investment bankers need to be successful? It’s usually financial or business-related but the psychology and keeping everyone calm is surprising. We hire talented people from MBA programs and many will say that we do a lot less modelling and structuring than they expected. It’s more positioning of companies, understanding companies and being able to articulate it to potential investors, private equity firms, debt providers, strategics than it is about brute force financial modelling. We can teach all of that. These kids are book smart, next level is how you interact, tell stories and build rapport and be their advocate positioning against someone that’s trying to get the best deal for themselves. Tread carefully to make sure that you have a client and investor who want to continue to work with one another for 5+ years. [6:52] Really about relationship management as much as it is about numbers. 100% your skill set in investment banking change...

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How to Add a Bonus RUUM in Your House in 1 Day on the Rich Hart Show Chet Tischer, Owner Bonus RUUM  Manage all aspects of custom home construction as well as multiple remodeling projects focused primarily on the challenges of multi-generational living  Provided cost saving measures on each project resulting in positive cash flow on every project  Successfully managed each project with a 100% safety rating and no warranty issues  Implemented a cooperative capitalism initiative whereby we eliminated our marketing cost and business increased. Which in turn increased the profits and profit margins.  In 2014 I completed a 29 lot subdivision, for a past investor, in Powder Springs, GA. And sold the lots to a local builder. Tandem Realty, LLC. Owner / Principal, Marietta, GA August 2007 – 2009  Marketed, Managed and Advertised over 200 Million dollars in real estate assets  Established and operated a successful full service Real Estate and Marketing Company  Provided and enhanced the sales/marketing strategies for several building and development companies  Successfully provided on-line advertising for developed lots, commercial sites, and raw land  Provided custom marketing packages, including full investment overview, community brochure, fact sheet, utility availability, site plan, plat, covenants, and provided every piece of due diligence information Land Group Partners, LLC. Owner / Principal, Marietta, GA October, 2003 – 2010  Successfully formed and operated a land acquisition and land development company  Owned, and or managed over 450 Million dollars of assets  Facilitated all aspects of the acquisitions and site development process, construction management both for myself and other developers  Managed the engineering and the architectural design process  Managed several commercial and residential sites simultaneously  Negotiated all acquisition contracts and vendor agreements. Prepared strict budgets and timeline schedules with updates to the owners on a weekly or bi-weekly basis  Handled due diligence, re-zoning, facilitated community awareness meetings, permitting, and all aspects of construction supervision such as geotechnical and environmental studies.  Acted as a liaison between the owners of the property and the county officials, elected officials, as well as the surrounding community  Utilized leadership and organizational skills to motivate, and support builders and sales associates throughout the home and/or site selling process.  Upon request I can provide a complete list of all developments I have completed. From acquisitions, to rezoning, to site construction, and in some cases we built the homes, and in other cases we sold the lots. Activities: Cobb Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, 2003-2006 East Cobb Area Council Chairman-2006 Executive Committee-2007 Chairman over all Area Councils-2007 Leadership Cobb Leadership Cobb Alumni association 2004–2012 Leadership Cobb Committee Chair 2007 Topics to Discuss: Up-coming project Funding opportunities Web Site / Social Media Links: www.BonusRuum.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/realestatedevelopment More about the show, host and sponsors: Show Host: Rich Hart Rich Hart Show Mission: "Bringing the World of Business Closer to You." Format: Business Talk with In Studio Guests! Interviewing Real Estate & Finance Thought Leaders.

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Rich Hart Show - Premiere Episode On this premiere episode Rich Hart talks about the mission, topics, types of guests and content on the upcoming series. The first 5 minutes is dedicated to an overview of the topics followed by a more in-depth discussion of the 12 areas and topics to be covered during the course of the show series. Welcome to the Rich Hart Show… Premise of the Show… Take you to the next level of Business Dynamics Development Story, Content Humor and Entertainment form today’s Industry Giants and Specialists… Skills, Knowledge, Tools & Resources of today’s Advance Business Strategists… the foremost of Knowledge and Expertise… My connections are not only associated as an International Business Developer, International Real Estate Broker, Financial & People Services as an International Motivational & Inspirational speaker and presenter, but direct associations with… WFG, World Financial Group, Wealthwave, Trans-America, Nationwide, National Association of REALTORS, REBI- Real Estate Business Institute, IMLS- International MLS, Moneycorp, Perdictive Index… I have been blessed in many ways in my life… I felt it was very important to bring this to the fore-front for today’s corporate, entrepreneur, seasoned to novice business interests wanting to stake their claim to the riches and glories for themselves… We’ll be diving into Forums & Topics of many areas circling… Business Dynamics… Business Planning… Strat Planning… Market Planning… Generational Planning… Financial Planning… Exit Planning… 1 - Real Estate- Both on a National & International Perspective… working with the top movers and shakers property and Real Estate Investments and Opportunities for all generations as the Millennials are now grasping for the future… and the push of Planning 2 - Finance & Financial Services- the object of “How Money Really Works” and how to look and the long term and short term of Capital Gains based upon emerging markets, economy. 3 - People Development- The Strong… The Qualified… The Workforce… The Experienced… The Knowledgeable… The one’s being forced out with the fight between Operational Cost & LongTerm Experience 4 - Coaches, Mentors & Mentorship Programs … and reaching beyond the borders of working with other to enhance skill sets and resources… 5 - Music, Health & Fitness and Sports – The impacts that it has on ones life 6 - YOUR SOCIAL WORLD… Where do we take it… how do we work with it… how do we use it for the great benefit & Leverage of our Business Direction… 7 - Your Faith (Spiritual Faith) of Business and you as a Leader… many Spiritual Leaders are heading down the roads of Leadership Development… Faith Vs Finance… 8 - Manufacturing and Distribution/ Supply worlds and the movement of products and services across the great divide… Both Nationally & Internationally… Such as the BIG “A” Amazon 9 - Education… and how the product plays in today’s ever-growing and ever competitive market place… 10 - IT and Technology and the wave of advances that some grasp while others run in the complete opposite direction… TO BE MOBILE READY… The New Age of Communication… The Purchase and Exchange of Products and Services… I have to tell you, I have never purchased so many diverse products through online services… the age of the big box and the longevity as purchasing habits change from Baby Boomer to Millennial Exciting Announcements… 11 - RUUMS Mobile Studio… We’re bringing Radio and Video to You… 12 - Rich Hart Foundation… Focus on Families in Crises… Teaming up with some heavy hitters to make a bigger dent in the crazies that crises lead us into… Fires to Floods and everything...

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No Vacancy Home Staging Founder Krisztina Bell on Georgia Business Radio Krisztina Bell Founder/Owner No Vacancy Home Staging Guest BIO: Professional home stager, real estate agent and founder of No Vacancy Home Staging, Krisztina Bell brings over 12 years of experience in the real estate marketing and home staging business to her clients. She and her team of home stagers work closely with agents and sellers by providing them a portfolio of home staging services. Her company specializes in transforming any vacant property to be listed for sale into a beautifully staged home that knocks out the competition, creates more attractive photos online and drives buyer traffic instantly for a faster sale! #sellitfaster The team at No Vacancy along with Krisztina's expert advice and works have been featured on HGTV's House Hunters and The Property Brothers as well as in such publications as Realtor Magazine, The New York Times, Dallas Morning News, San Francisco Chronicle, Atlanta Journal & Constitution, FoxNews.com, Trulia.com and CNBC.com to name a few. Krisztina also teaches continuing education classes for real estate agents on topics relating to utilizing home staging as a marketing tool to sell any property listing faster. She is the former co-host of the popular Atlanta radio show and podcast "At Home With Paisley Radio Show" which featured interviews with high profile home, design and real estate industry experts as well as HGTV celeb hosts that provided listeners with practical advice and stylish living for the home and office. Krisztina's Staging Philosophy: "I follow the golden rule of staging and that is 'Keep it Simple'. I go for classic styles and clean lines because it's all about making those first impressions count!" Topics to Discuss: Story / Services / Industry Trends 1.) Introduction - bio info 2.) What is home staging? It's not interior decorating. 3.) What are the benefits of home staging when selling a home? 4.) What should sellers and real estate agents look for when thinking of using a home staging company? 5.) What's trending in home staging in 2018? 6.) Any SPRING home staging tips or advice? Since the real estate season will be upon us soon. Web Site / Social Media Links: www.NoVacancy-Atl.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/krisztina-bell-8440843 Georgia Business Radio Interviewing industry and thought leaders with compelling stories. Relevant content on current business trends live from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. In addition to the live broadcast, GBR content is in distribution across multiple syndicated platforms with more than 500,000 downloads. Show Host: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Check out more episodes visit: www.GeorgiaBusinessRadio.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: http://www.meetme.so/GeorgiaBusinessRadio To view guest photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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Eat Plants and Thrive Founder Vince Rountree on the Buckhead Business Show Vince Rountree, Founder Eat Plants and Thrive Guest BIO: Vince Rountree is passionate about helping people with diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol to reduce their dependency on medication or get them off of meds completely. How can he do that? Vince runs a business called Eat Plants and Thrive, which creates and markets programs that help people treat diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol with plant-based nutrition. In addition to his online training program, he is an Emory University trained Integrative Health Coach and works with clients one-on-one. Integrative Health Coaching empowers clients to make lasting behavior changes that are the foundation for a lifetime of health and well-being. Education and Certifications Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Rutgers College of Engineering Masters in Business Administration from Emory University Certificate in Health Coaching from Emory University Certification in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University Certification as a Food for Life Instructor from PCRM, Food for Life is an evidence-based program designed by physicians, nurses, and registered dieticians that offers cancer, diabetes, weight management, and childrens classes that focus on the lifesaving effects of healthful eating. Certification in Nutritional Strategy for Coronary Artery Disease from Cleveland Clinic Experience Health Coach Private one-on-one practice. Focus on converting clients to plant-base nutrition. Topics to Discuss: -Food can prevent, treat or reverse type 2 diabetes better than medicine -Food can prevent, treat or reverse heart disease Web Site / Social Media Links: www.EatPlantsAndThrive.com https://www.facebook.com/EatPlantsAndThrive The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The Buckhead Business Association and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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Introducing The Rich Hart Show! To nominate or submit requests to be a guest on an upcoming episode  CLICK HERE    Made possible in part by: Rich Hart Show Intro/Overview On this short overview Rich Hart talks about the mission, topics, types of guests and content and the 12 areas and topics to be covered during the course of the show series. Premise of the Show… Take you to the next level of Business Dynamics Development Story, Content Humor and Entertainment form today’s Industry Giants and Specialists Skills, Knowledge, Tools & Resources of today’s Advance Business Strategist, the foremost of Knowledge and Expertise My connections are not only associated as an International Business Developer, International Real Estate Broker, Financial & People Services as an International Motivational & Inspirational speaker and presenter, but direct associations with WFG, World Financial Group, Wealthwave, Trans-America, Nationwide, National Association of REALTORS, REBI- Real Estate Business Institute, IMLS- International MLS, Moneycorp, Perdictive Index I have been blessed in many ways in my life I felt it was very important to bring this to the fore-front for today’s corporate, entrepreneur, seasoned to novice business interests wanting to stake their claim to the riches and glories for themselves. We’ll be diving into Forums & Topics of many areas... Business Dynamics, Business Planning, Strategy Planning, Market Planning, Generational Planning, Financial Planning, Exit Planning and more. 1 - Real Estate- Both on a National & International Perspective working with the top movers and shakers property and Real Estate Investments and Opportunities for all generations as the Millennials are now grasping for the future and the push of Planning 2 - Finance & Financial Services- the object of “How Money Really Works” and how to look and the long term and short term of Capital Gains based upon emerging markets, economy. 3 - People Development- The Strong, The Qualified, The Workforce, The Experienced, The Knowledgeable, The one’s being forced out with the fight between Operational Cost & LongTerm Experience 4 - Coaches, Mentors & Mentorship Programs, and reaching beyond the borders of working with other to enhance skill sets and resources 5 - Music, Health & Fitness and Sports – The impacts that it has on ones life 6 - YOUR SOCIAL WORLD Where do we take it, how do we work with it, how do we use it for the great benefit & Leverage of our Business Direction 7 - Your Faith (Spiritual Faith) of Business and you as a Leader. Many Spiritual Leaders are heading down the roads of Leadership Development and Faith Vs Finance 8 - Manufacturing and Distribution/ Supply worlds and the movement of products and services across the great divide Both Nationally & Internationally, Such as the BIG “A” Amazon 9 - Education and how the product plays in today’s ever-growing and ever competitive marketplace 10 - IT and Technology and the wave of advances that some grasp while others run in the complete opposite direction, TO BE MOBILE READY in The New Age of Communication.  The Purchase and Exchange of Products and Services. I have to tell you, I have never purchased so many diverse products through online services in the age of the big box and the longevity as purchasing habits change from Baby Boomer to Millennial Exciting Announcements... 11 - RUUMS Mobile Studio, We’re bringing Radio and Video to You 12 - Rich Hart Foundation, Focus on Families in Crises. Teaming up with some heavy hitters to make a bigger dent in ...

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Effective communication skills with Daryl Fletcher and Will Hall of HIPnation talks economical healthcare delivery on Georgia Business Radio Daryl Fletcher As a Speaker, Coach and Author Daryl Fletcher gives individuals and organizations life changing tools be effective in their personal and professional relationships. Daryl adds value to his clients by addressing issues of communication, productivity, and increasing profits. Daryl places his expertise at the disposal of his audiences. He is an expert in the area of helping people maximize their potential and increasing the quality of their relationships. Daryl is a well sought after keynote speaker, workshop facilitator and coach. His sessions are filled with thought provoking content, humor and practical methods for success both personally and professionally. If you want to: - Increase customer, audience and relationship engagement - Boost moral within your organization - Increase connection in your professional and personal relationships - Eliminate communication barriers - Increase productivity - Strengthen your team - Get better sales results Consider Daryl for: - Sales Meetings - Entrepreneur Workshops - Relationship Conferences - Relationship Building Retreats Topics to Discuss: Just because you're talking doesn't mean you're being heard How to have effective communication in your personal relationships and business Web Site / Social Media Links: www.DarylFletcherSpeaks.com www.linkedin.com/in/DarylFletcherSpeaks Will Hall, CEO HIPnation I possess an extensive record of success in the management of corporate and regional operations in the healthcare field, and I have previously directed as many as 150 clinics across 10 states. I offer a consistent history of driving double-digit revenue and profit growth while expanding market penetration by opening new facilities, and I am skilled at building and leading top-performing executive teams. My experience encompasses overseeing all business operations, including compliance, business development, P&L, acquisitions and integrations, service development, customer relations, staffing, and budgeting. Healthcare Impact Partners, LLC has designed a new and innovative outpatient healthcare delivery model called Primary Care Plus. We are building an economical healthcare delivery system providing employees of small to medium-sized self-insured companies access to high quality, personalized care at affordable cash-based rates. We are looking for business partners to help us best deliver this new model to self-insured employers interested in cost savings along with higher-quality healthcare for employees. Topics to Discuss: HIPnation story Answers to rising healthcare costs Web Site / Social Media Links: www.HIPnation.com https://www.facebook.com/HIPnationHealthcare https://www.linkedin.com/in/willhall Georgia Business Radio Interviewing industry and thought leaders with compelling stories. Relevant content on current business trends live from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. In addition to the live broadcast,

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Michael Anderson with Independent Distilling Company and Jaz Jarzewiak with Hope Springs Distillery on Bar Talk Radio Michael Anderson Company: Independent Distilling Company Topics to Discuss: I'm open to discuss anything related to spirits and the craft distilling industry. Web Site / Social Media Links: http://www.independentdistilling.com https://www.facebook.com/independentdistillingcompany https://www.instagram.com/independent_distilling Jaz Jarzewiak Organization / Company Name: Hope Springs Distillery Topics to Discuss: My story and process. My reason for distilling. Web Site / Social Media Links: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/JettyAbsinthe Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hope-Springs-Distillery-1428910827394812 About the show: Bar Talk Radio is about Careers in the Beverage Industry, Cocktail Culture and Trends. Interviewing industry insiders and experts. Hosted by Anthony Porquez founder of Liquid Culture with over 17 years in the food and beverage industry. Current President of the United States Bartenders' Guild Atlanta Chapter. Connect with the show host at: www.AnthonyPorquez.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Antones10 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anthony.j.porquez Connect with the show sponsor at: twitter.com/USBGAtlanta www.facebook.com/usbgatlanta www.instagram.com/usbgatlanta To listen to recent episodes visit: http://www.BarTalkRadio.org To submit a guest request to be on the show visit: www.meetme.so/BarTalkRadio To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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Peter van der Lende with Expand360 at Atlanta Euro Chamber Mixer on International Business Radio Peter van der Lende, Partner Expand360 Peter van der Lende has a 20-year foundation of experience in nine different countries. Peter lived and worked in Europe, North America and Latin America, executed market development projects in Asia and Africa, and is fluent in English and Spanish. He successfully established multinational companies as well as medium sized companies in The United States and Mexico from 2013 to date. He introduced an RFID baggage tracking company at a major US airline as a $10M per year project. Expanded position of VANDERLANDE baggage handling in Mexico, resulting in new customers. www.expand360.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/petervanderlende This interview was recorded live at the International Euro Chamber After-Hours Business Mixer in Atlanta. Hosted by members of the Belgian, British, Swedish and Dutch business community in Atlanta, Georgia. Including the Netherlands American Chamber of Commerce Southeast, Swedish American Chamber of Commerce - Georgia, British-American Business Council of Georgia and the Belgian American Chamber of the South. International Business Radio interviewing industry and thought leaders from around the world with compelling stories generating relevant content on current business trends live from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. In addition to the live broadcast, IBR content is in distribution across multiple syndicated platforms with more than 500,000 downloads. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO Artie Ruderman, Media Partnerships Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/artie-ruderman Audio Engineer: Rob Morley https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-morley-795256126/ Video Production: Steven Tyler Rubin https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-tyler-rubin-005a94115 Check out more episodes visit: www.InternationalBusinessRadio.com To view guest photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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LinkedIn Guy Gregg Burkhalter and the Roku Girl C.F. Jackson with iDefine TV on Buckhead Business Show. Gregg Burkhalter Organization / Company Name: Gregg Burkhalter, "The LinkedIn Guy" Gregg Burkhalter is a recognized authority on Personal Branding and LinkedIn. He has helped countless professionals in the U.S. and abroad define and grow their Personal Brand using LinkedIn. Gregg spent the first part of his professional career behind the microphone at radio stations in Savannah, Jacksonville, Charleston, and Atlanta. Following his radio years, Gregg worked in national music marketing and distribution. Today, Gregg is known by many as “The LinkedIn Guy”. He provides Personal Branding Coaching and LinkedIn Training via one-on-one and group training sessions, corporate presentations and webinars. Gregg is also a frequent speaker at civic and chamber events and area universities. Topics to Discuss: "The LinkedIn Guy" story LinkedIn (what's new and what's on the way) Personal Branding (what is it and how to build and grow your personal brand) What you should do daily on LinkedIn... Web Site / Social Media Links: www.GreggBurkhalter.com (website) www.linkedin.com/in/greggburkhalter (LinkedIn profile) C.F. Jackson Company: iDefine TV With over 15 years of internet experience in the combination of personal and business, we have obtained a wealth of knowledge and valuable skills. We have learned from an assorted line of successful internet marketers today. As students and as action takers, in a short period of time we've learned how to leverage the internet to help any small business, organization, and/or entrepreneur. IDEFINE TV: iDefine TV is the easiest and most affordable way to to broadcast your video content to 1,000s on television. This isn't a commercial. No. This is the perfect vehicle to build credibility, authority and brand awareness. Our goal is to enrich, educated and entertain our viewers. iDefine TV is a simple, yet a powerful way to leverage video to gain exposure and branding like the big corporations. It's been reported that the average American spends 4 or 5 hours in front of the TV each day in comparison to a mere 15 minutes on YouTube. Now here’s where we set ourselves apart from the others. It doesn’t matter if you have video content you’ve produced on your own or something we’ve produced for you, we now can distribute it to an actual television audience. No. We mean, no. This isn’t web based television. Your video will air on actual TV, 24 hours a days, 7 days a week. Why settle for web video when you can expand your reach on television? Topics to Discuss: Streaming Media: The backdoor to television for entrepreneurs to startups. ARTICLE: Your Backdoor To Television Without Mainstream Networks http://bit.ly/Back_Door Web Site / Social Media Links: Website: www.iDefineTV.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/CFJackson www.Facebook.com/iDefineTV Twitter: @WontBeDenied @iDefineTV

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Brand expansion, licensing expert and TEDx speaker Pete Canalichio on Buckhead Business Show Pete Canalichio Author Author of “Expand Grow Thrive” brand expansion, licensing expert and TEDx speaker. Before starting his business career, Pete attended the U.S. Naval Academy where he earned a BS in physics. Pete went on to serve in the Navy as an award-winning aviator and instructor pilot, honing his leadership and decision-making skills as commander of a large multi-engine aircraft and 12-member crew during the height of Cold War tensions. His “crisis-tested leadership skills” were forged not in a battle with the competition or a challenging business turnaround—although he has certainly excelled in those arenas—but in the dark skies above the Pacific Ocean as he flew a military aircraft whose engine had caught on fire. Clear-headed and decisive under extraordinary circumstances, Pete has applied that same leadership style to every challenge and opportunity he has faced in a distinguished executive career with such firms as Coca-Cola, Newell Rubbermaid and most recently, Licensing Brands, the company he founded in 2009. Using visualization to make your dreams a reality was the subject of a recent TEDx Talk by Pete Canalichio (MBA ’90), founder, principal owner and president of Licensing Brands, Inc. “With each dream, I would picture what I wanted, and I would visualize myself in that place,” says Canalichio. “The visualization gave me the clarity I needed, along with the ambition and courage to risk possible failure. As the saying goes, ‘You can’t make a basket if you never take the shot.’” Pete began his licensing career at Coca-Cola in 1997 as the Event Licensing Group Manager where he executed multiple programs in support of: The 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan The France 1998 FIFA World Cup (soccer) Major NASCAR events throughout the U.S. In his second year in the role, he led the group to over $50 million in retail sales earning $3 million in royalty revenue for the company. In 1998, Pete working with the diecast licensee, Action Performance, delivered $30 million in retail sales in commemorating the first ever race between Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. at the Coca-Cola 500 in Tokyo, Japan. This is the largest co-branding program on record for Coca-Cola. His contributions that year earned Pete the Greatest Contribution to the Licensing Department award. Pete continued his licensing career at Coca-Cola in 2001 as the Licensing & Consumer Activation Director of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, UT. There he directed the development and implementation of all of Coca-Cola’s licensing programs and consumer activation for the Olympic Winter Games. During the seventeen days of the Games Coca-Cola sold over $2 million of licensed product, a 100% increase over the prior Winter Games. From 2005 to 2007, Pete served as Director of Global Licensing at Newell Rubbermaid for the Rubbermaid brand. In this role, Pete led a 9 member cross-functional team while managing 17 licensees. In just over two years, wholesale sales grew from $30 million to over $70 million and average royalty rates increased by greater than 2% more than doubling royalty revenue. For his achievements, Pete received the MVP Award for stellar contributions to the Global Licensing department in 2006. In his final role at Newell Rubbermaid, Pete served as the General Manager of CardScan, where he delivered quick wins while rejuvenating the organizational culture. Before transitioning to marketing and licensing arenas, Pete earned his MBA from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School where he was a Richard H. Jenrette fellow and salutatorian of his class. Upon graduation,

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Simply Buckhead Spotlight with Chef Ami Dand of Legendary Events and Chef Shaun Doty The Federal, Chick-a-Biddy and Announcing ATL Taco Shaun Doty, Chef The Federal, Bantam + Biddy, Chick-a-Biddy and Announcing  ATL Taco! Chef Shaun Doty’s career has spanned the globe, but his passion lies in creating simply prepared contemporary fare in Atlanta. His extensive culinary experience is the driving force behind his concepts, Bantam + Biddy and Chick-a-Biddy, fast-casual chicken restaurants featuring local free-range and pastured chicken, and The Federal, an intimate bistro steakhouse in the heart of Midtown Atlanta. Doty began his culinary career at The Grape, a bistro located on lower Greenville in Dallas, TX. After a year at the famed bistro, Doty traveled to Charleston, SC, to attend Johnson and Wales University and worked at Restaurant Million while studying the culinary arts. Upon graduation, Doty moved to Atlanta to work for two years under Chef Guenter Seeger at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead. Later, he pursued culinary stints throughout France and Belgium, including experience at the renowned Michelin-starred restaurants Comme Chez Soi, Restaurant Bruno, Restaurant Claude Dupont, Restaurant Barbizon and Restaurant Troisgros. Returning to the United States, Doty worked at Mirabelle in Beaver Creek, CO, and then Savanna’s in South Hampton. He was lured back to Atlanta by Chef Seeger who placed him as the executive chef at the highly celebrated downtown eatery Mumbo Jumbo. Doty’s next project as chef/owner was the launch of MidCity Cuisine, recognized by Atlanta Magazine as Restaurant of the Year 2003. Inspired by the casually sophisticated cafes of Paris, Venice, and Turin, MidCity Cuisine won accolades in national magazines from Gourmet to Bon Appetit for modern interpretations of classic brasserie cuisine. In November of 2005, Doty and his partnership sold MidCity Cuisine and he was recruited by the Manhattan-based Restaurant Associates to be executive chef of Table 1280 at the Woodruff Arts Center. After a successful debut, Doty began to develop a new project inspired by the simple bistro fare that he originally admired at the start of his career. In 2006, Doty opened Shaun’s, a casual neighborhood bistro that was situated in the heart of historic Inman Park. At Shaun’s, Doty spent four years creating ingredient-driven, seasonal and creative American cuisine that earned him praise from critics and diners alike until he closed the restaurant in 2010 to focus on other endeavors. In 2010, Doty founded YEAH! BURGER, an eco-friendly eatery serving customizable burger combinations in Atlanta’s West Midtown and Virginia-Highland neighborhoods. Two years later, he sold his interest in YEAH! Burger to partner with Lance Gummere to open Bantam + Biddy at Ansley Mall in 2012. The restaurant serves a mixture of local free-range and pastured chickens. In addition to top quality chicken, Doty and Gummere have placed a major focus on Bantam + Biddy’s side dishes. The family-friendly restaurant offers Southern favorites as well as sides made with seasonal and local ingredients. In 2013, Doty opened Chick-a-Biddy in Atlantic Station, a modern diner with farm-fresh chicken, creative cocktails and fresh-pressed juices and smoothies. In 2014, Doty opened two more Bantam + Biddy locations at Avalon in Alpharetta and Lenox Square Mall in Buckhead. Both Bantam + Biddy and Chick-a-Biddy offer a number of gluten-free items as well as dishes that can easily be modified for guests with other food allergies. In 2016, Doty and Gummere opened The Federal, named after the nearby Federal Reserve Bank in Midtown, drawing inspiration from their travels around the world, French cuisine and the traditional American steakhouse. Garnering inspiration from his work at previous restaurants such as Shaun’s, MidCity Cuisine and Mumbo Jumbo and culinary stints abroad,

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Happy Tax Franchising Interview on Franchise Business Radio Melissa Salyer Experienced Franchise Executive Happy Tax Franchising Seasoned Executive with 25 Year Track Record of Assisting Entrepreneurs to open tax franchises with 3 of the largest franchisors in the country. Ranked #1 in franchises awarded most years. Helped hundreds of entrepreneurs start their own business and always stay an instrumental part of the franchisees journey of success even after they startup. Eric White, Franchise Owner Happy Tax Atlanta Work with our team at Happy Tax to offer a better way to file tax returns for both consumers and tax business owners and assist entrepreneurs to launch and grow their own tax franchise. Happy Tax's innovative franchise offerings in the 125 million paid tax return preparation industry include both a low cost, home based lifestyle franchise that doesn't require risky leases, costly employees or preparing tax returns as well as an Area Representative opportunity that enables those reps to sell franchises and coach franchisees in a specific geographic area that they own. Happy Tax's hybrid service offers much more convenience and security to consumers than anything else offered in the marketplace. With our home based model, franchisees earn between $140 and $400 for each tax return they or their team members source. You can also earn income year round offering accounting and bookkeeping services. Happy Tax's team of CPA's do all the tax prep work so franchisees get to focus on business development and growing their profits instead of minutia. Our Area Representatives receive 50 percent of all franchise fees and royalties generated in their geographic area. Pricing for areas start at $50,000 and can be $250,000 or higher depending on population size. A limited number of areas are available currently. Happy Tax has in house and external financing available for its franchisees to get started with launching and growing their business. Topics to Discuss: Tax Industry Trends How we are disrupting the $19B tax industry How people can take advantage of our revolutionary low-cost, high return business opportunity. Web Site / Social Media Links https://franchise.gethappytax.com/radio www.gethappytax.com ic.happytax.com icz.gethappytax.com (Franchise Info) happytaxaccounting.com (Account Services) Melissa Salyer:   https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissasalyer Eric White:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/ejwhite The Franchise Business Radio show is a platform to bring together franchise professionals and resources to connect, educate, and collaborate to serve the franchise community and the franchise consumer. Spotlighting Leaders in the Franchise Industry Experts in funding, legal, marketing and consulting. Franchise Business Radio hosted by: Pam Currie, Founder Franchise Intellect Made possible in part by: Franchise Intellect, visit: www.FranchiseIntellect.com Social Joey, visit: www.SocialJoey.com

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Interview with Director of Facebook’s Small Business Team, Katherine Shappley FACEBOOK ANNOUNCES INNOVATION PROGRAM TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS IN CITIES ACROSS THE U.S. A NEW U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ECONOMIC IMPACT SURVEY SHOWS ECONOMIC IMPACT FACEBOOK HAS ON SMALL BUSINESS + COMMUNITIES  During our interview with Katherine Shappley, Director of Facebook North America’s Small Business Team, Katherine will explain how this new program can help create jobs, provide services and help businesses grow in their community. Today, 70 million businesses use Facebook to connect with customers. Find out how this new program can help many small business owners receive the training necessary to help them grow. Shappley will also share a new U.S. Chamber of Commerce Economic Impact Survey that provides important new research about the economic impact of Facebook. Shappley director of Facebook's North America Small Business team. She is a six-year veteran of Facebook.  Katherine oversees sales, account management, and service for millions of small businesses who use Facebook to connect and grow. Learn How Facebook Will Provide SMB Support and Digital Skills Training for People Over the past year, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg embarked on a YEAR OF TRAVEL, visiting communities across the country — some of which are doing well and others that are struggling. In an effort to help small business owners, Facebook is announcing a new multi-city program for small business owners focused on providing support for small businesses and digital skills training for people. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT FACEBOOK SMALL BUSINESS: * Why Facebook is launching a new multi-city program for small business owners  * The inside story of new research into the impact Facebook has on communities * Innovative new ways Facebook is meeting the needs of small businesses * How Facebook is helping small businesses grow Facebook builds tools to help small businesses grow and hire, but we want to do more. That's why we created Facebook Community Boost. 3 in 10 US small and medium sized businesses on Facebook built their business on Facebook. 42% of US small and medium sized business on Facebook say they have been able to hire more employees due to growth in demand since joining Facebook. 56% of US small and medium sized businesses on Facebook say they have increased sales because of the platform. To learn more or submit your story visit:  https://www.facebook.com/business/m/community-boost Georgia Business Radio Interviewing industry and thought leaders with compelling stories. Relevant content on current business trends live from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. In addition to the live broadcast, GBR content is in distribution across multiple syndicated platforms with more than 500,000 downloads. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.

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World Renowned Cybersecurity and Change Management Expert for Leading Fortune 500 Companies Dr. Dave Chatterjee University of Georgia Guest BIO: Dr. Dave Chatterjee is an accomplished technology thought leader and business strategist. As a recognized expert in information systems and dedicated to his clients’ success, Dr. Chatterjee has a broad base of expertise in Enterprise Digitization, IT Value Management, Cloud Computing, Social Media, Cybersecurity, and Change Management initiatives for industry leading Fortune 500 companies. Topics to Discuss: National Cyber Security Awareness Month (October), cybersecurity, data breaches Dave Chatterjee, Ph.D. (dchatte.com) is an accomplished technology thought leader and tenured associate professor in the MIS department, Terry College of Business, the University of Georgia. With the Internet touching all aspects of everyone's daily life, most of us could benefit from a reminder through an annual campaign such as this that works to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. National Cyber Security Awareness Month is presented by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Additionally, Dr. Chatterjee will deliver the keynote address during the annual meeting of the Atlanta chapter of the Society for Information Management in November. You’ll find more info here: https://www.dhs.gov/publication/national-cyber-security-awareness-month-resources Each week in October spotlights a particular theme. October 23 to 27 is The Internet Wants YOU: Consider a Career in Cybersecurity. October 30 and 31, the theme is Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Threats. You’ll find more below on the remaining themes. Week 4: October 23-27 – Theme: The Internet Wants YOU: Consider a Career in Cybersecurity According to a study by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, by 2022, there will be a shortage of 1.8 million information security workers. It is critical that today’s students graduate ready to enter the workforce to fill the vast number of available cybersecurity positions. Week 4 will encourage students and other job seekers to explore cybersecurity careers. Key influencers – like parents, teachers, guidance counselors and state and local officials – will learn more about this growing field and how to engage youth in pursuing cybersecurity careers. Week 5: October 30-31 – Theme: Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Threats The essential systems that support our daily lives – such as electricity, financial institutions, and transportation – are all dependent upon the Internet. Building resilience in critical infrastructure is crucial to our national security. Week 5 will look at cybersecurity in relation to keeping our traffic lights, running water, phone lines, and other critical infrastructure secure. It also facilitates the transition to November’s Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month (CISR), highlighting the tie between cybersecurity and our nation’s critical infrastructure. Plans for National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2017 are already underway. Check this website in the coming months for more details and specific ways to get involved. Check out the NCSAM Resources page to see content from previous Awareness Months, including one pagers, blog posts, presidential proclamations, and more. Web Site / Social Media Links: www.dchatte.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/dchatte Georgia Business Radio Interviewing industry and thought leaders with compelling ...

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LED Lighting by greencents, TED Speaker with ThinkSTEM Technologies and 10 Mind-Shift Principles on the Buckhead Business Show Trevor Smith, National Sales Director greencents greencents specializes in the commercial and residential application of LED lighting for energy efficiency. greencents makes it easy to afford the transition from inefficient incandescent and fluorescent lighting to long lasting LED lighting. A typical business that has their lights on from 9AM-5PM Monday-Friday will see a savings of 50-80% over their incandescent or fluorescent lighting systems. greencents offers a free on-site lighting survey that will allow you to see how much your company can save by upgrading to LED lighting. Your business has the option to purchase the bulbs directly from greencents. Or, you can finance the total job with a portion of the savings you realize off your power bill. All without any upfront costs to your company. Topics to Discuss: LED lighting The financial and environmental benefits Jobs we have completed such as... Porsche North American HQ Workout Anytime Gyms Web Site / Social Media Links: www.greencents.com https://www.linkedin.com/company/greencents https://www.facebook.com/mygreencents https://twitter.com/mygreencents https://www.instagram.com/mygreencents https://www.pinterest.com/mygreencents Dr. Karen Hypolite ThinkSTEM Technologies Founder and Lead Consultant. Dr. Karen Hypolite is a TED Speaker, Science Education Researcher, and Innovator. She is one of the best keynote speakers, top motivational keynote speakers, and one of the top keynote speakers today. As a consultant, she provides instruction in the context of critical thinking; having conducted science education research since the year 2000. Dr. Hypolite is the author of Think. Create. Innovate. |S.T.E.M. TM. She has honed her skills to invent the Schalero® - Scarf, Shawl, Bolero All-In-One. This innovative product is featured on QVC®. Her work has been presented from state to national conferences; the Georgia Scholarship of S.T.E.M. Teaching and Learning Conference, the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals Fall Conference, the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Annual Meeting and the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Regional Conference. She is a community volunteer and the Board Chair of the Atlanta S.T.E.M. Foundation. In the 21st Century, information drives our world. Critical thinkers and problem solvers drive innovation in the Information Age. As a S.T.E.M. Advocate and Educator Consultant, I want to be part of the solution of facilitating a movement of critical thinkers, thought leaders, innovators, and problem solvers. Think. Create. Innovate. | S.T.E.M. Getting to be a part of the 21st Century and the intricacies of the formation of a century is a privilege. We are so thankful for the opportunity to contribute in a small way that will help others find their place in the world; a place among thought leaders, content creators, innovators, quality highly skilled employees, and entrepreneurs. ThinkS.T.E.M. Technologies has one driving force.

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Helping Start-Ups Grow Up and Atlanta Based Moshyn Activewear on Buckhead Business Show Tom Berger RDK Consulting, Inc. Tom has spent 22 with large companies and 20 years running startups. For the last 7 years he has helped entrepreneurs and private companies on a pro bono basis. Based on his, almost fifty years, of business experience that includes 22 years with large companies, 20 years running seven high tech startups, and seven years coaching private companies and entrepreneurs. Tom was one of the founders of a joint venture between Motorola and IBM in 1990. The differences between large companies and small companies became immediately obvious. Those differences were captured in short bullet points and notes. Over the next 25 years the list grew to be 983 items! Currently focused on helping start-up companies "start" and "grow up" based upon 45+ years of experience. Check out the website: www.Cx0-Atlas.com. IT IS FREE! It contains 492 short articles about starting and running a company. "I have run seven different companies and been a Company Officer/Board Member for various companies since 1990. Although my direct experience has been in high tech, I have found that my 'lessons learned' and work experience is equally applicable to all business sectors. All of the variables in the "Business Success Equation" are the same. Different variables need special attention at different times. Specialties: Coaching companies in a variety of areas including Strategy, Quality, Process Implementation, Sales, Marketing, Risk and Competitive Positioning and Analysis. Topics to Discuss: New website Web Site / Social Media Links: www.CxO-Atlas.com Mathew Moore Moshyn Topics to Discuss: Mathew Moore is CEO of Moshyn, an Atlanta-based one-for-one activewear company that has just launched. For each item sold, the company provides a deserving child in the community with a new gym outfit. Mathew could share with listeners about Moshyn and his inspiration for founding the company. Web Site / Social Media Links: Website:  http://moshynwear.com/ Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/moshyn Twitter:  https://twitter.com/moshynwear LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/26995732/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/moshynwear The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The Buckhead Business Association and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO   Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Production: Steven Tyler Rubin https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-tyler-rubin-005a94115/ For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com

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Michael Bernstein, Founder MEB Finance Interviewed on Capital Club Radio Michael Bernstein, Chief Executive Officer MEB Finance Solutions LLC Michael E. Bernstein Mr. Bernstein founded CreditMax, LLC in 2001 and built it into one of the 25 largest debt buyers in the ARM industry by 2005 when the company generated over $60mm in revenue. In 2009, during the height of the macro-economic crisis, Mr. Bernstein made a strategic decision to exit the debt purchasing business and initiate a finance subsidiary, CMAX Finance, LLC to provide capital to underbanked, small to medium sized, debt buyers. In 2010, as part of his growth initiative for the finance business, Mr. Bernstein sold part of CreditMax to outside investors to provide additional capital for infrastructure build-out and to support a larger credit facility. Between 2009 and 2016, Mr. Bernstein originated over $350mm of loans and had his highest production year in 2016, originating over $100mm in loan volume. Mr. Bernstein sold his remaining interest in CMAX in May 2017 and subsequently formed his own company, MEB Finance Solutions LLC, which entered into an exclusive strategic alliance with Flock Specialty Finance, LLC. Mr. Bernstein’s efforts will be focused on growing Flock’s origination volume. In the first 3 months of their alliance, Flock funded over $13mm, $9mm, and $8mm, their largest 3 month funding total since Flock’s inception in 2009. Prior to founding CreditMax, Mr. Bernstein acquired several mortgage servicing companies and portfolios in the mid to late 1990’s which he then aggregated and sold to one of the largest mortgage originators and servicers in the country. Mr. Bernstein holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Georgetown University. Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-bernstein-23877a9 Capital Club Radio Hosted by: Michael Flock Sponsored by: Flock Specialty Finance Providing a forum for leaders in the middle market segment which has typically been undeserved by traditional banking. Listeners gain valuable business insights and perspectives to deal with market uncertainty. Topics include: key success factors, both personal and professional, dealing with adversity, outlook for the industry and your business.   For more info about Michael Flock and Flock Specialty Finance visit: www.FlockFinance.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CapitalClubRadioShow.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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Modern Brand Building Through Content Creation and Editing, plus Skin Health and Entrepreneurship on the Buckhead Business Show Liam Gowan Piedmont Editing & Publishing Liam Gowan is a Columbia University graduate with extensive work experience in multiple industries. These experiences have provided him with a unique and diverse skill set. Not only does he have a strong academic background, but while managing a rigorous course load, he also worked at Objective Entertainment, where he gained experience in the entertainment industry. As both a student and a professional, he balanced a highly demanding workload—managing multiple projects simultaneously, with each requiring complete attention. Upon graduation, he learned the intricacies of digital publishing working at Start Media Publishing. Now as an Atlanta resident, he works for an emerging editing and publishing firm, Piedmont Editing & Publishing. Some areas of expertise include: -Updating or writing content for websites, blogs, or email campaigns -Proofreading contracts or writing technical manuals for businesses -Helping writers with their book manuscripts -Consulting Real Estate professionals with online marketing best practices. Looking to work with: -Website Developers -Social Media Consultants -Graphic Designers -Real Estate Professionals Topics to Discuss: Content creation What modern companies do now Building brands The editing process Web Site / Social Media Links: www.piedmontep.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/liamgowanpep Julie Stein DermaHealth Science and The POORPRENEUR Ltd Co Julie Stein is known for her motivation, high-energy, and fearless drive to reach goals both personally and professionally. She excels in innovation (recipient of 4 patents), B2B connecting/relationship building, and problem solving. Her latest invention evolves from a culmination of her knowledge and experience in wound care with extensive research in inflammation and pathophysiology of skin. This topical product is on target to improve the lives of people worldwide, both physiologically and emotionally. Having no regrets in her life, Julies a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and that something positive can be found in every situation. She's enjoying life's journey and creating every day, week, month and year to produce the results desired for her and her family. Topics to Discuss: Skin Health Entrepreneurship Building a Business from the Ground Up Web Site / Social Media Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steinjuliea https://twitter.com/DermaInsight https://twitter.com/ThePoorpreneur The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The Buckhead Business Association and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO

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Robert Cross Chairman of Revenue Analytics on Capital Club Radio Robert Cross, Chairman Revenue Analytics Guest BIO: Robert G. Cross is the Chairman of Revenue Analytics. He is widely recognized as the foremost expert in the field of Revenue Management. Robert G. Cross guides Revenue Analytics’ strategic vision and provides a wealth of industry expertise. He is actively involved in client work, and his leadership has been instrumental in helping develop leading Revenue Management capabilities for Revenue Analytics clients, including The Coca-Cola Company, Marriott International and InterContinental Hotels Group. Labeled the “Guru of Revenue Management” by The Wall Street Journal, Robert G. Cross, prior to Revenue Analytics, founded Talus Solutions, Inc., a company credited with creating billions of dollars in value for clients such as Delta Air Lines, Ford Motor Company and UPS. Talus was acquired by Manugistics Group in December 2000 for $366 million. Robert G. Cross authored The New York Times Business Best Seller Revenue Management: Hard-Core Tactics for Market Domination (Broadway Books, 1997), which has subsequently been published in French, German, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Portuguese editions. He is in demand as a global lecturer on Revenue Management and is frequently quoted in international business publications. His writings have been included in the Book of Management Wisdom (John Wiley & Sons 2000) along with such business luminaries as Bill Marriott, Jack Welch and Lee Iacocca. Topics to Discuss: Journey to building Revenue Analytics How Robert became the "Guru of Revenue Management" Web Site / Social Media Links: www.RevenueAnalytics.com https://www.linkedin.com/company/639930 Capital Club Radio Hosted by: Michael Flock Sponsored by: Flock Specialty Finance Providing a forum for leaders in the middle market segment which has typically been undeserved by traditional banking. Listeners gain valuable business insights and perspectives to deal with market uncertainty. Topics include: key success factors, both personal and professional, dealing with adversity, outlook for the industry and your business. For more info about Michael Flock and Flock Specialty Finance visit: www.FlockFinance.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CapitalClubRadioShow.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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Matt Starosciak with Proven Law Marketing and author of The Lawyer Marketing Book on Georgia Business Radio Matt Starosciak Proven Law Marketing/The Lawyer Marketing Book BIO: Author | Speaker | Consultant | Attorney Author of The Lawyer Marketing Book University of Houston Law Center Voted the Best Marketing and Public Relations Firm in Georgia by The Daily Report in 2016. In the 19 years since he graduated from the University of Houston Law Center, Matt Starosciak hasacquired tremendous knowledge of what makes law firms successful. As the leader of Proven Law Marketing, Matt now works closely with a select number of law firms, all of which benefit from his: Law practice experience in both small and large firm environments. 10 years as a top legal industry outside sales rep. Proven track record of success implementing comprehensive marketing programs for law firms of all sizes. (And an international association of law firms.) Media Coverage Expert Source, The Humble Law Firm Website Is Going Way, Way Upscale, The American Lawyer, April 8, 2016 Guest, Branding Law Firms in 2015, Atlanta Legal Experts Radio Show, 2015 Speaker, Selling the High-end Client, Atlanta Internet Video Marketing Association Fall Workshop, 2014 Speaker, The Most Effective Marketing Strategies, Atlanta Bar Association Managing Partners Committee, 2011 Admissions State Bar of Michigan Education University of Houston Law Center, JD Michigan State University, BA, Accounting Community Work MedShare Atlanta Catechism Teacher, Transfiguration Catholic Church ALS Association Habitat for Humanity Shepherd Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Treatment Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research Personal Matt is married to his high school sweetheart and elite runner, Kaye Anne Starosciak. Both enjoy cheering on their 3 daughters at dance recitals, basketball games, and track meets. Email Matt directly at matt@provenlawmarketing.com Topics to Discuss: Rcently published "The Lawyer Marketing Book" which is the most comprehensive resource ever written on the topic. It also has application to all professional services businesses as it covers lead generation, intake protocol, and ROI measurement. 1. What is your book about? 2. How is your book different? 3. How does your book fulfill the need of attorneys and law students? 4. What made you want to write a book? 5. How difficult is it for attorneys to develop new business in today’s legal market? Why? 6. What’s your best advice to attorneys who are struggling with the marketing process? 7. What’s next for you and your business? Web Site / Social Media Links: www.TheLawyerMarketingBook.com www.ProvenLawMarketing.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-starosciak-0b86b1 Georgia Business Radio Interviewing industry and thought leaders with compelling stories. Relevant content on current business trends live from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. In addition to the live broadcast,

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Lee Haney Eight time Mr. Olympia, Fitness Games and Katrina Julia with FIT Life Creation on the Buckhead Business Show Lee Haney Lee Haney Enterprises Lee Haney has more than 30 years of fitness and nutrition experience with eight consecutive World Bodybuilding Championships to his credit. Over the years, Lee has trained professional athletes and celebrities, serving as a consultant for some of the best nutritional supplement companies in the world and was appointed Chairman of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. BECOMING MR. OLYMPIA In 1991, I Became The First Eight Time Consecutive World Body Building Champion To Win The Covenant MR. OLYMPIA Crown. The Road Getting There Wasn’t Easy. It Took Hard Work, Delayed Gratification, And Above All A Lot Of Prayer. Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to be involved as a consultant with some of the best nutritional supplement companies in the world. Those associations, along with 30+ years of on-the-job experience, have given me a wealth of knowledge – knowledge that can be used in helping you reach your fitness goals. Whether the goal is to lower body fat, add muscle mass, or wanting to tone – I’ve been there, done that! Why are nutritional supplements so important? Nutritional supplements assist in enhancing valuable nutrients that our bodies need. Nutrients that are lacking in today’s “hurry up and grow it” society. With that being said, it gives me great pleasure to introduce the Lee Haney’s Nutritional Supplement System, formulated with years of knowledge and know how. ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Even at age 46, Lee Haney’s Herculean physique mirrors his equally impressive credentials. As the unprecedented winner of eight consecutive Mr. Olympia titles, besting Arnold Schwarzenegger’s seven-file record, Lee is an icon in the fitness industry. Lee was the 1st 8 time Mr. Olympia and the youngest to retire at the age of 31. Now retired from his historic body building career, Lee’s focus has turned to educating others. Within the sports and fitness arena, Lee is revered among his peers for his comprehensive personal training techniques as well as his contributions to the integrity of exercise in general. Professional athletes and coaches look to Lee for goal-specific sports training and nutrition programs during the off-season and for injury rehabilitation. Evander Holyfield sought out Lee to run his training programs before fighting in two heavyweight title defenses. Lee also joined forces with Philadelphia 76er’s Shawn Bradley in order to strengthen and build up the hoopster’s post-injury. Lee worked with Gary Sheffield to improve his overall performance and transform him from a shortstop into a powerful right fielder. How does an athlete choose Lee Haney? “I read about him and it was a fantasy of mine to work out with Lee Haney” recalls Sheffield; one of Haney’s many admirers. Lee’s popularity and respected position within his field have provided him with a lengthy list of awards and recognition including Proclamations from three cities and distinguished acknowledgments from The President’s Council on Physical Fitness, The United States Sports Academy and The International Federation of Body Building. To Lee, Success is more about fulfillment than trophies or titles, so in 1994, he and his wife purchased a forty acre farm near their home and created the Haney Harvest House, a non-profit retreat facility for children of all races, creeds, and nationalities. “I wanted to be able to give something back. I’ve been so fortunate to have a lot of good things come my way, and it all comes from values I learned from growing up. If we don’t take time now to give some of that back to this generation then when will we?” Join Lee as he hosts the TOTALEE FIT Radio Show...

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Patrick Morlando with Enjoy Your Party on Franchise Business Radio Patrick Morlando, Director of Franchise Operations Enjoy Your Party Patrick Morlando and Enjoy Your Party are Revolutionizing the Food Service Staffing Industry Enjoy Your Partys director of franchise operations explains where the brand is headed as demand for staffing services continues to climb. No one knows the food service industry like Patrick Morlando. His entire career has been focused on rising through the ranks in the increasingly in demand segment, from his first job scooping ice cream at just 16 years old to his most recent job as the Sales Operations Manager for a leading coffee company. And now, that extensive experience is whats helping to fuel the success of the emerging franchise concept Enjoy Your Party. As Enjoy Your Party's director of franchise operations, Morlando brings a strong appreciation for providing quality service to the table. He decided to become a part of the brands leadership team to support its ongoing expansion efforts. Realizing that customers have a choice on where they purchase their products and often make their decisions based on the service that they receive. Enjoy Your Party was the perfect opportunity for Morlando to dive right in. To say that Enjoy Your Party has been thriving since Morlando signed on board would be an understatementwith over 450 employees and a reach that extends across five states, the brand is already experiencing growth. And with the implementation of its franchising opportunity, Enjoy Your Party is expected to continue building on its strong momentum in the months and years ahead. To learn more about the Enjoy Your Party brand, 1851 Franchise sat down with Morlando to see whats next. What does a typical day look like for you? What roles and responsibilities do you oversee when it comes to Enjoy Your Party and its business ownership opportunity? Each day in the Enjoy Your Party office is incredibly interesting. Since we have many different subdivisions of staffing, from private events to contracted corporate events, my typical day starts with a morning briefing with our scheduling team to discuss current and future events. However, on a daily basis I am speaking to potentially new customers, boosting our current customer business, internal administration and working hard to get the word out there that food service staffing is the most critical part of any event. No matter how good the food is or how beautiful a venue is, The staff will ultimately make or break an event. In your opinion, what makes Enjoy Your party so unique within its segment? Its simple: recruitment & selection, training, employee uniforms and setting high expectations for our team of 463 employees. There are many staffing agencies out theretheyre not hard to find online. However, when you look at what else they do besides food service staffing, they dont compare to Enjoy Your Party. Some companies only hire models, while others staff events through an app where people can register to work events online without have any qualifications or being pre-screened. Our employees, on the other hand, are only placed on assignment after theyve had a complete and comprehensive background check thats e-verified. Every Enjoy Your Party employee also has to attend our interactive training program, pass a competency test and complete all necessary paperwork to be entered into our payroll system. When a catering partner trusts us to place fully trained and qualified staff on an event that carries the weight of their brand name, theyre sharing the responsibility of their brand and vision with us. Matching an event personality with staff personality ensures that success. Enjoy Your Party is unique because we pay attention to those details, ultimately creating a cohesive presence at any event.

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Victoria Murray with OpenWorks and Jack Monson with Qiigo Franchise Business Radio Victoria Murray, Regional Director OpenWorks OpenWorks is a leading national commercial cleaning and facility services company established in Phoenix, Arizona in 1983. With an enduring commitment to providing our customers with the best in class janitorial and facility services, OpenWorks is focused on initiatives that improve our customer's results by consistently making their facilities cleaner, safer and healthier creating a more productive workplace for our customers. Through our Franchise Owners and Preferred Partners, OpenWorks services more than 2500 facilities each day across the United States. We offer more than simple cleaning and maintenance - we help our customers fundamentally improve their work environment. Our services include: janitorial, landscape maintenance, pest control, handyman, supply management and more. Topics to Discuss: How do you describe the OpenWorks franchise to a prospective franchisee? - What is the top 3 reasons someone should choose an OpenWorks franchise? - What is your best advice for people to avoid some of the challenges that come with franchises? What types of characteristics do you look for in a franchisee? What is training/ a typical day like for OpenWorks franchisees? What advice would you give to aspiring entrepreneurs looking to buy a franchise? Web Site / Social Media Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/victoriamurrayvalen http://openworksfranchise.com https://www.facebook.com/openworksaz https://twitter.com/OpenWorksAZ Jack Monson, Director of Digital Strategy Qiigo Specialties: Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Franchise Marketing, Social CRM, SMMS, SAAS, Strategic Planning, Corporate Communications, Public Speaking, Brand Journalism, Marketing & Sales Management, New Business Development, Public Relations, Radio, Broadcasting, Podcasting, Story Telling Qiigo (key' • go) Unlocking Your Digital Potential Qiigo unifies digital marketing for national brands and their locations. Qiigo’s mission is to build brand unity and success by helping businesses get found locally. Through superior service and a comprehensive technology platform Qiigo solidifies relationships with clients and provides them with successful, measurable and manageable results. As a Digital Expert, Qiigo is always listening, making suggestions, and providing critical feedback for future success. With Qiigo, businesses can unlock their digital potential. Topics to Discuss: Social Media for Franchise Development Web Site / Social Media Links: https://jackmonson.com http://socialgeekradio.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackmonson https://twitter.com/jackmonson The Franchise Business Radio show is a platform to bring together franchise professionals and resources to connect, educate, and collaborate to serve the franchise community and the franchise consumer. Spotlighting Leaders in the Franchise Industry Experts in funding,

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CarePatrol, Mindfulness in the Workplace and The Wig Doctor on The Buckhead Business Show Victoria Archable CarePatrol of Metro Atlanta Topics to Discuss: How to select and pay for care Web Site / Social Media Links: www.carepatrol.com Angela Buttimer Atlanta Center for Mindfulness & Well-Being Topics to Discuss Mindful Mojo Mental Health of Executives Mindfulness, Stress Mindfulness in the Workplace TEDx Talk Web Site / Social Media Links http://www.pathtobestself.com Dr. Erica Gamble The Wig Dr. Topics to Discuss: Wigs Hair loss Alopecia Cancer treatments Web Site / Social Media Links: www.wigdr.com https://twitter.com/ATLWigDr https://www.instagram.com/atlwigdr https://www.facebook.com/wigdrgamble The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The Buckhead Business Association and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Production: Steven Tyler Rubin https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-tyler-rubin-005a94115/ For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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Harry Hayes Founder of Content Puppy interview about high-quality affordable videos on the Buckhead Business Show An advertising writer and creative director for 25 years, Harry Hayes worked on many well-known brands such as Budweiser, AT&T, CDW, Georgia Pacific and InterContinental Hotels. Now he uses his marketing expertise to create high-quality affordable videos for small business. Topics to Discuss: The growth of video as a business promotion tool Types of video stories that work The importance of visual storytelling don't say it, show it Harry Hayes, Founder Content Puppy Web Site / Social Media Links: Website:  www.contentpuppy.com Facebook:  Facebook.com/contentpuppy Twitter:  @Content_Puppy  Instagram:  ContentPuppy Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/harryhayes The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The Buckhead Business Association and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Production: Steven Tyler Rubin https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-tyler-rubin-005a94115 For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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David Fisher, Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer Signature FD Interview on Capital Club Radio David Fisher, Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer Signature FD, LLC David Fisher w/Show Host Michael FLock David Fisher is a co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of SignatureFD, LLC. He provides investment consulting and comprehensive wealth management to the firm’s high-net-worth families. As chief investment officer, David’s primary responsibility is to lead the firm’s investment committee and to develop the long-term vision, policy and strategy. David has extensive experience with traditional investment strategies, including hedge funds, as well as private equity, real estate and illiquid investments. As a recognized expert, he has received numerous industry acknowledgements, often speaks at conferences and seminars, and has been quoted numerous times in articles for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Financial Advisor Magazine and Practical Accountant. He has also been named Atlanta magazine’s “FIVE STAR Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Managers” and was named by Cobb Life as one of “Cobb County’s Top 40 Under 40.” David Fisher began his career at Frazier & Deeter in 1993, where he specialized in audit and attestation services. David is a Chartered Financial Analyst® charter holder, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional and a Certified Public Accountant. David and his wife live in Marietta with their two children. David received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree, from The Culverhouse School of Accountancy, University of Alabama. Web Site: https://www.signaturefd.com Capital Club Radio Hosted by: Michael Flock Sponsored by: Flock Specialty Finance Providing a forum for leaders in the middle market segment which has typically been undeserved by traditional banking. Listeners gain valuable business insights and perspectives to deal with market uncertainty. Topics include: key success factors, both personal and professional, dealing with adversity, outlook for the industry and your business. For more info about Michael Flock and Flock Specialty Finance visit: www.FlockFinance.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CapitalClubRadioShow.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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Buckhead Christian Ministry and Avolon Financial Services on Buckhead Business Show Keeva Kase, CEO Buckhead Christian Ministry Buckhead Christian Ministry (BCM)) is excited to introduce their new Chief Executive Officer, Keeva Kase. Mr. Kase will serve as CEO effective August 24, 2017. Mr. Kase, a Georgia native, is a passionate, seasoned community leader with a heart for service. His track record includes over 15 years of service in nonprofit, church, and community leadership, including serving as a pastor for a congregation made up entirely of hungry and homeless individuals and families. In addition, he has served as a nonprofit Executive Director and in various professional roles with corporate, church, and government boards and task forces. He is experienced in speech and curriculum writing, executive consulting, program and team development, community organizing, and as a business owner. He is bringing bold ideas and enthusiasm to BCM and those who know him are inspired by his commitment to serve others in a way that truly makes a difference. Mr. Kase earned a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Berry College in Rome, Georgia. He has held increasingly substantial roles with Court Appointed Special Advocates, which included program expansion, fundraising, media relations, training, staff management, volunteer recruitment and retention, and public speaking. Mr. Kase is excited to return to Georgia and looks forward to serving through BCM to prevent hunger and homelessness among Atlantans in crisis. Topics to Discuss: Buckhead Christian Ministry Mission Vision Impact Web Site / Social Media Links: www.buckheadchristianministry.org Candy Yu, Owner Avolon Financial Services for schools Top Ten Young Professional of 2014 Charter CFO provides over 18 years of solid accounting expertise and proven results in Charter School fiscal management, processes, monitoring and compliance. Our qualified CPAs offer reliable accounting and customized CFO services nationwide with GAPP and DOE compliance. Topics to Discuss: Finances and Business Web Site / Social Media Links: http://www.Avolonabs.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/candy-yu-560b241b/ The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Host: Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Audio Engineer: Rob Morley https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-morley-795256126/ Video Production: Steven Tyler Rubin https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-tyler-rubin-005a94115/ For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org

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Greengate Consulting, Alternative Capital and Fit2Win Wellness on Georgia Business Radio Ismael Fernandez, President Greengate Consulting Topics to Discuss: The value of the EB-5 Program for our economy How to leverage it EB-5 Live Event Web Site / Social Media Links: www.greengateplans.com @greengateplans facebook.com/greengateplans https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/9445886/ www.linkedin.com/in/ismaelfernandez Floyd Bryant Alternative Capital, Inc  Investor & Syndicated broker of funding up to $30,000.000 Topics to Discuss: Funding opportunities for small business Web Site / Social Media Links: www.alternativecapitalus.com Shawn Mahoney, Co-Founder Fit2Win Wellness Shawn Mahoney is the owner of an established software development company, a dramatic weight loss mentor, an author, a Vistage member, an avid cyclist, and an active triathlete. Shawn is a CEO and owner of an operational software company called rockhopper tech. Shawn has successfully grown his business for over 25 years creating workflow software to run the backend operations of cutting edge companies. Shawn had been suffering from obesity for most of his adult life. In 2008, he heard Dean Rosson speak to his Executive Vistage group about health and nutrition. During the workshop, Shawn learned about the powerful transformation of whole food nutrition, and how to establish a clear strategy for healthy weight loss. Tipping the scale at over 325 pounds, Shawn was ready to make the changes necessary to become healthy and fit. Eighteen months later and 140 pounds lighter, the new slimmer and fitter Shawn was making an impact on many people. From the beginning of his weight loss journey, Shawn was constantly being asked how he was 'able to accomplish such dramatic success?’. He invested many hours telling people his story and sharing with them the strategic points he implemented. His wife, Paula, and his sister, Melissa, challenged him to write a book about his weight loss story. In 2010, he completed his first book titled, “How I Lost Myself.” Shawn wrote about his struggles with obesity, his bad health issues, and weight loss. Topics to Discuss: Corporate wellness Weight Loss How to maintain good healthy habits Web Site / Social Media Links: www.Fit2WinWellness.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidshawnmahoney Georgia Business Radio Interviewing industry and thought leaders with compelling stories. Relevant content on current business trends live from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. In addition to the live broadcast, GBR content is in distribution across multiple syndicated platforms with more than 500,000 downloads. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.

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Georgia Business Radio LIVE at the Battery Atlanta This special taping of Georgia Business Radio was recorded in front of a live audience at Suntrust Park Home of the Atlanta Braves which included interviews with event sponsors, networking and more... Produced by: Pro Business Productions Special Thank You to: Cassie Cope and the entire team at LIVE at the Battery Atlanta Video Engineer: Steven Tyler Rubin Audio Engineer: Dennis Rice Radio Hosts: Michael Moore, Craig Williams and Rich Casanova Pro Business Events Manager: Grant Hill Event Partnerships: Artie Ruderman This event made possible in part by our partners and sponsors: Atlanta Children's Shelter Azul Motorsports Creative Muscle Studios Five Links Pro Networker Staymobile Stealth Video Thompson Management Consulting Vinings Business Association Windy Hill Athletic Club Georgia Business Radio interviews industry leaders throughout Georgia live from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. Check out more episodes visit: www.GeorgiaBusinessRadio.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: http://www.meetme.so/GeorgiaBusinessRadio To view guest photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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Certified Management Consultant, Capital and Business Immigration Solutions on Georgia Business Show Stanley Sloan, Managing Partner Sloan Management Consulting SMC helps businesses achieve excellence by addressing the work force issues that significantly impact success in the market place. Dr. Sloan has over 30 years experience providing consulting services in the areas of customer service and satisfaction, change management, organization effectiveness, performance improvement, and reward management. He is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), a national professional designation held by less than 1% of all management consultants. Dr. Sloan is a past Chairman and President of the Georgia Chapter of the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC) and has served for many years as a board officer. He also is active in the Organization Change Alliance (OCA) and serves on the OCA Program Committee. Sectors Served: Institutional/Nonprofit, International, Private/Commercial, Public/Government Industries: Banking/Financial Services, Business Services, Communications/Media, Energy/Chemicals, Government/Public Sector, Health Care/Pharma/Biotech, Industrial Manufacturing, Info Tech/High Tech, Retail/Leisure, Spa/Hospitality, Utilities Consulting Specialty: Facilitation, Growth Management, Human Resources, Leadership Development, Organizational Design/Devt, Strategy/Planning Website / Social Media: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stanley-sloan-ph-d-cmc-506a6510 Joe Briner, Managing Director Vertical Capital Advisors Joe Briner, Managing Director of Vertical Capital Advisors, has over 30 years experience in every facet of the finance industry and brings deep experience in banking and capital markets to create optimal capital solutions for businesses of every size in any industry. With a disciplined and time-proven processes, Vertical Capital Advisors will help you grow your business. At Vertical Capital Advisors, our guiding principle is to apply our accumulated and collective experience to create real, tangible value for our clients. We launched as the Great Recession threatened the existence of every business - a period of uncertainty that demanded exceptional depth and breadth of understanding of the capital markets. We helped scores of businesses survive and thrive. As markets returned to normal, we have returned our focus to the fun side of the business - helping companies get growth, acquisition and expansion capital and helping successful business owners optimize the value of their enterprise. Topics to Discuss: Private Equity The state of financial markets Risk Trends Web Site / Social Media Links: www.linkedin.com/in/joebriner www.VerticalCapitalAdvisors.com Blog:  verticalcapitaladvisors.com/wordpress_4 Anton Mertens, Partner Burr & Forman LLP Anton Mertens is the Head of the Business Immigration Practice at Burr & Forman and is also a member of the Labor and Employment Practice Group. Anton's concentration consists of business immigration matters for investors, managers, executives and technical personnel. Anton's expertise includes business and professional visas, labor certifications, immigrant visas, consular representation and citizenship for foreign executives, managers and professionals. His background also includes consulting and advising clients on a number of employment issues including...

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Aubrey Daniels International, Building Sales Pipelines and Big Social Marketing on Buckhead Business Show Aubrey Daniels Aubrey Daniels International Aubrey C. Daniels, Ph.D., is the chairman of Aubrey Daniels International (ADI), which helps organizations employ the timeless principles of behavioral science to re-energize the workplace, optimize performance and achieve lasting results. He has published seven books about performance systems, workplace safety and management issues. Topics to Discuss: Optimistic science of behavior Culture change Unlimited potential of human beings Labels and stereotypes that hinder potential and performance Web Site / Social Media Links: http://aubreydaniels.com https://twitter.com/AubreyDaniels Christie Walters iCore Strategy Host of The Why and The Buy Podcast - A show for sales and leadership professionals Sales Trainer - Certified by Jeffrey Gitomer, author Little Red Book of Selling Success Coach - Helping small businesses and sales professionals clear the path to success Topics to Discuss: Who needs a coach? - Why coaching is critical to success in business and in life Prospecting with a purpose - How to build a sales pipeline without the dreaded cold call Eliminate the Noise - Putting sales distractions on mute Why podcast? - A small business guide to podcasting basics Web Site / Social Media Links: www.christiewalters.com www.thewhyandthebuy.com @walterschristie linkedin.com/in/icorestrategy Celeste Simmons Big Social Marketing Celeste started in marketing over 14 years ago. She majored in Technical writing and is a published author. She and her team, create web content on a daily basis for business pages on Facebook, Linkedin, Google plus, Youtube, Houzz, Pinterest and more. As a social media pro, she can help you advertise your business on social media! Topics to Discuss: Social Media for business use Internet Marketing Web Site / Social Media Links: https://www.bigsocialmarketing.com/ https://www.facebook.com/bigsocialmarketing/ https://twitter.com/3DPR https://www.yelp.com/biz/big-social-marketing-marietta The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel

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Matthew DiVenere with Marconi International Advisors at Atlanta Euro Chamber Mixer on International Business Radio Matthew DiVenere, Founder/Managing Partner Marconi International Advisors https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewdivenere This interview was recorded live at the International Euro Chamber After-Hours Business Mixer in Atlanta. Hosted by members of the Belgian, British, Swedish and Dutch business community in Atlanta, Georgia. Including the Netherlands American Chamber of Commerce Southeast, Swedish American Chamber of Commerce - Georgia, British-American Business Council of Georgia and the Belgian American Chamber of the South. International Business Radio interviewing industry and thought leaders from around the world with compelling stories generating relevant content on current business trends live from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. In addition to the live broadcast, IBR content is in distribution across multiple syndicated platforms with more than 500,000 downloads. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO Artie Ruderman, Media Partnerships Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/artie-ruderman Audio Engineer: Rob Morley https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-morley-795256126/ Video Production: Steven Tyler Rubin https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-tyler-rubin-005a94115 Check out more episodes visit: www.InternationalBusinessRadio.com To view guest photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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Christian Ross with Village Realty and Tutu Longe with Hottie+Lord, Joanne Hayes with Simply Buckhead on the Buckhead Business Show Christian Ross Village Realty Over 10 years experience with residential and commercial real estate sales and development with over 13 years business and client development consulting experience. My focus: Helping Realtors succeed in real estate. Continue to build a team that assists our clients with their domestic and international real estate investment goals. Board of Directors, Atlanta Realtors Association Board of Directors, Midtown Neighbors Association - Manage and grow brokerage resulting in increased gross sales of over $50 million in 2016 YTD. - Execute risk management tools, guidelines, and procedures. - Teach agents sales strategies, financial structures, client care, and marketing. - Direct annual brokerage education initiatives. - Manage digital marketing and recruiting initiatives and campaigns. - Prepare international investors for EB-5 Visa program. - Work with real estate consultants in other countries, specifically, the Caribbean & South America to facilitate client purchases - Manage a team that assists homebuyers and sellers with their needs analysis, search, and negotiation of their purchase or sale. - Create and maintain alliances with service providers. Topics to Discuss: Industry Trends/Atlanta Market What's next? Last time we were here it was a new firm Web Site / Social Media Links: Website: www.vratl.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/christianross1 Social media links: @christiansoldit Tutu Longe, Creative Director Hottie+Lord Topics to Discuss: 1. )Our mission 2.) Who is the Hottie+Lord woman Web Site / Social Media Links: www.Hottieandlord.com https://www.facebook.com/HottieandLord https://www.instagram.com/hottieandlord https://twitter.com/HottieandLord Joanne Hayes, Publisher Simply Buckhead Magazine Joanne Hayes is a 20-year veteran of the publishing industry, having worked as an Account Executive for an award-winning Journal Register Company newspaper group, Southern Rhode Island Newspapers, and as the Marketing Director of SO Rhode Island, a publication of the award-winning magazine company Providence Media. Simply Buckhead Magazine was conceived and began publication in 2010, with Joanne at the helm as Publisher and Founder. She also currently serves as the Co-VP of Programs on the Board of Directors of the Buckhead Business Association, and a Member of the newly-formed Diversity and Inclusion Council of the Atlanta Hawks organization. Joanne and her team launched a second publication this year, 17th South, covering Midtown and surrounding communities. Topics/Questions to Discuss: New issue of Simply Buckhead Web Site and Social Media Links: www.simplybuckhead.com Twitter and Instagram @SimpplyBuckhead Facebook – LivingWellAtl

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OrthoNOW, spa810 and Benetrends Financial on Franchise Business Radio Christine Dura, Chief Development Officer OrthoNOW Christine E. Dura has over 25 years of quantifiable executive management and franchise related leadership experience within the US and internationally with notable franchise startups in the service, technology, retail, food, health and wellness, financial service, medical care, technology and professional services. As a Senior Franchise Executive and Entrepreneur, Ms. Dura has been both an individual contributor and has successfully led world-class teams. Ms. Dura excels at partnering with all core business operations to significantly increase the company’s foot print, expand market share, and generate sustainable revenue and EBIT gains. Topics to Discuss: The OrthoNOW story Industry trends How to determine if the franchise candidate is a good fit Financing Marketing Web Site / Social Media Links: https://www.orthonowcare.com/franchise-orthopedic-urgent-care/ https://twitter.com/ChristineDura_ https://www.facebook.com/OrthoNOWFranchise Nicole Smith, Franchise Owner spa810 Atlantic Station Nicole D. Smith. owner of spa810 Atlantic Station, is a leader within the wellness spa industry. She was one of the first franchisees in the state of Georgia and has plans to soon expand to 3 new locations within metro Atlanta. With 20 years of comprehensive experience in various industries, Nicole has established herself as an innovative leader. In 2016, Nicole became a full time entrepreneur, opening her spa franchise at Atlantic Station in Midtown Atlanta. She is very passionate about the spa and she plans to be the #1 location in the country. About spa810 Atlantic Station spa810 Atlantic Station invites the community to explore unlimited luxury for the mind, body and soul at their premier Atlanta med spa, conveniently located in Midtown. spa810 delivers a one-of-a-kind experience to every guest who walks through their doors. The spa offers a variety of services including stress relieving massages, signature facials, pain-free laser hair removal or HydraFacial MD treatment. Topics to Discuss: 1. How is spa810 different from other spas in our area? 2. What made you decide to go into the franchise business for wellness services instead of produce your own? 3. What are some unique services that you offer? 4. Discuss your upcoming teacher appreciation charity event? 5. Why do you feel that this event is important? 6. What do you have planned next for your franchise company? Web Site / Social Media Links: https://www.linkedin.com/company/spa810 Facebook: www.facebook.com/spa810atlanticstation Twitter:  www.twitter.com/Spa810astation Instagram: www.instagram.com/spa810astation LARRY CARNELL, VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT BENETRENDS FINANCIAL CREDENTIALS & AWARDS: •National Award Winning Entrepreneur (Recipient of an entrepreneur of the year awarded by the National Association of Entrepreneurship) •Fortune Magazine “TOP 100 Most Admired Company” Award winning Management Advisor and Co...

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Ruben Aceves with Casa Herradura Interviewed on Bar Talk Radio Ruben Aceves, Director of International Brand Development Casa Herradura Based in Guadalajara, Mexico, Ruben Aceves has served as the director of international brand development for Casa Herradura since 2000. In this role, Ruben educates customers and consumers on Mexico's famous spirit and Casa Herradura's tequila portfolio through tastings, dinners, and Tequila Master Classes. Ruben's unofficial job title also includes historian for Casa Herradura. He is well-versed in the 140-year-old history of the Hacienda of San Jose del Refugio, the homeplace of Casa Herradura, which hosts more than 60,000 visitors a year. Ruben is a proud native of Guadalajara, Mexico, and holds an MBA degree. He is fluent in English and brings a wealth of knowledge and vast experience to the Casa Herradura team. Topics to Discuss: History of Tequila as a category and where it's headed in the future History of Casa Herradura Difference between tequila (highland/lowland), 100% Agave vs tequila Bartender Legends Competition Web Site / Social Media Links: http://www.herradura.com/ https://www.facebook.com/HerraduraTequila/ https://herradura.liquor.com/ https://www.facebook.com/eljimador About the show: Bar Talk Radio is about Careers in the Beverage Industry, Cocktail Culture and Trends. Interviewing industry insiders and experts. Hosted by Anthony Porquez founder of Liquid Culture with over 17 years in the food and beverage industry. Current President of the United States Bartenders' Guild Atlanta Chapter. Connect with the show host at: www.AnthonyPorquez.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Antones10 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anthony.j.porquez Connect with the show sponsor at: https://twitter.com/USBGAtlanta www.facebook.com/usbgatlanta www.instagram.com/usbgatlanta To listen to recent episodes visit: http://www.BarTalkRadio.org To submit a guest request to be on the show visit: www.meetme.so/BarTalkRadio To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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Jake Evans with Thompson Hine and Dan Ricks with Bright Water Consulting on Georgia Business Radio Jake Evans, Business Litigation Attorney and Advisor Thompson Hine LLP Jake represents individuals and corporate entities – from successful small companies to Fortune 100 corporations – in high-stakes complex litigation. His practice is national in scope and consists of litigating in state courts, federal courts, and varying alternative dispute resolution forums including arbitration and mediation. Jake has successfully defended corporations in high exposure product liability cases and has obtained favorable outcomes for individual and corporate clients in complex business litigation disputes. He manages all aspects of litigation, including dispositive motion drafting, fact and expert witness depositions, oral arguments, and trial preparation and execution. Jake also serves as outside counsel for multiple small to mid-size companies, advising them on corporate structure and acquisitions, drafting and negotiating agreements, managing litigation-avoidance and active litigation, and representing them in day-to-day operations. Topics to Discuss: My practice Business development tips Relationship building Growth of Atlanta Web Site / Social Media Links: http://www.thompsonhine.com https://www.facebook.com/Thompson-Hine-LLP-221895017828197 https://twitter.com/ThompsonHine http://www.thompsonhine.com/professionals/evans-jake https://www.linkedin.com/in/jake-evans-54710935 Dan Ricks, President Bright Water Consulting, LLC Dan Ricks is an entrepreneur that specializes in operations, management and technology consulting. Dan has performed executive roles such as CIO and interim CIO for several companies. In 2003 Dan started Bright Water Consulting, LLC (BWC) and continues as it’s President. BWC’s motto is “Your most important projects on time, on budget and at the highest possible quality.” Dan started his career with the Georgia Power Company and then Norrell Corporation. From 1986 – 2000 Dan held a successful career at The Coca-Cola Company implementing improved business processes and technology globally. Afterwards Dan served as Vice President and Business Technology Officer for SunTrust Bank. Throughout his career Dan has always had an entrepreneurial spirit and drive which led him to, following his successful corporate career, start BWC (in 2003). For the past 14-years Dan has been providing C-level Services to corporations nationwide to help those companies improve efficiencies, improve business processes, reduce costs and position themselves to be scalable and sustainable for future growth. Dan is an executive and business leader with a career consisting of strategic, operational, and tactical experience. Known as “the Problem Doctor” due to his ability to quickly diagnose and resolve problems. Demonstrated success as a business partner focused on building and strengthening teams to lead change. He is an active member of the Atlanta Chapter of the Project Management Institute Mr. Ricks graduated from Georgia Southern University with a B.B.A. degree and earned his M.B.A. degree from Georgia State University. He has been married for 30 years and has two sons. Topics to Discuss: Who/what is Bright Water Consulting? Trends in business management.

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B.A.N.K. Code, Sales Communication and Relationship Coaching on Buckhead Business Show Maxine Fredericks Melissa Fredericks Monique Hayes Organization / Company Name: M3 TRINITY LLC Certified and Licensed B.A.N.K. Trainers, teaching businesses and entrepreneurs how to increase their sales up to 300% in less than 90 seconds. This revolutionary system is designed to quickly identify the values of your client or customer so you can unlock their code, speak their language, understand "Why They Buy" and close more sales. Unlock your code at www.mybankcode.com/M3 Topics to Discuss: Sales, Communication, Relationship Coaching, Training and Products Web Site / Social Media Links: www.bankcode.com/M3 Use access code M3 at check​out​ ​https://twitter.com/thebankcode​ ​​https://www.facebook.com/TheBANKCode​        Maxine Fredericks       Melissa Fredericks         Monique Hayes The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Audio Engineer: Rob Morley https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-morley-795256126/ Video Production: Steven Tyler Rubin https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-tyler-rubin-005a94115/ For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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Brent Leary, CRM Essentials and Amazon on Georgia Business Radio Brent Leary, Managing Partner CRM Essentials, LLC Brent Leary is Co-founder and Partner of CRM Essentials LLC, a CRM consulting/advisory firm focused on small and mid-size enterprises. He has over 15 years of IT and management consulting experience working on projects for Microsoft, Research In Motion, BellSouth, Compaq and the state of Georgia’s Department of Economic Development. Leary received CRM Magazine’s 2004 Most Influential Leader Award along with his business partner Michael Thomas. He serves on the national board of the Customer Relationship Management Association as Vice President of Technology, and as CRM subject matter expert for the Small Business Technology Task Force. His articles have been featured in Direct Marketing News, CRMGuru.com and DestinationCRM.com, in addition to his regular business solutions column for various publications, including The Network Journal and the Atlanta Tribune. Leary earned a bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Delaware and a MBA concentrating in MIS from Widener University. He hosts the Technology for Business $ake program, which airs on Business Talk 1160AM and www.BusinessTechnologyRadio.com. His popular blog can be found at www.brentleary.com. Specialties: customer relationship management, workshop development and presentation, article/case study writing on the following subjects: crm, small business technology usage, minority business technology usage, leveraging web 2.0 technologies and strategies to engage customers and prospects Topics to Discuss: Amazon.com http://www.zdnet.com/article/prime-day-a-showcase-for-amazons-engagement-echosystem Web Site / Social Media Links: www.brentleary.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/brentleary Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrentLeary Georgia Business Radio Interviewing industry and thought leaders with compelling stories. Relevant content on current business trends live from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. In addition to the live broadcast, GBR content is in distribution across multiple syndicated platforms with more than 500,000 downloads. Check out more episodes visit: www.GeorgiaBusinessRadio.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: http://www.meetme.so/GeorgiaBusinessRadio To view guest photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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Blockchain, Authority Marketing and Reputation Marketing on Buckhead Business Show Hunter Prendergast Mimir Blockchain Solutions Hunter Prendergast is an Electrical Engineer with a specialization in Computer Engineering. He holds a diverse background in computer and system security/design that includes work as a naval nuclear reactor operator, naval instrumentation and control equipment network administrator, and photovoltiac system engineer. Hunter was introduced to blockchain technology by Nicholas Fierro who is a founding partner of Mimir Blockchain Solutions. Nicholas has worked in the blockchain space since 2014 where he worked with the Ethereum Foundation in Switzerland during the pre-sale formulation. Since this time Nicholas and Hunter have worked together to fully understand the blockchain world from the bottom up. They began this work building automated cryptocurrency trading engines that utilized artificial intelligence to predict market fluctuations. More recently they observed the limitations of blockchain technology from the perspective of accessibility. Resolving this issue has been Hunter's primary focus for some time now, and has resulted in a suit of tools that is poised to cause disruption in the blockchain ecosystem. Topics to Discuss: The concept of a blockchain What a blockchain facilitates. Why Ethereum is different than most blockchains. Why this technology should be viewed as an infrastructure (for now). Why caution should be used when interacting with this technology. Web Site / Social Media Links: MimirBlockchain.solutions Michael Hammock Q2 Digital Topics to Discuss: Authority Marketing Reputation Management vs. Reputation Marketing Web Site / Social Media Links: www.q2digital.com https://www.facebook.com/Q2DigitalMarketing   The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Audio Engineer: Rob Morley https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-morley-795256126 Video Production: Steven Tyler Rubin https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-tyler-rubin-005a94115 For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: <a href="http://www.buckheadbusinessshow.

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Capital Club Radio Interviews Jenny Pruitt of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty Jenny Pruitt Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty Jenny Pruitt, a third-generation Atlantan, is revered as a community advocate and philanthropist and respected nationally as a visionary real estate leader. Her strong business acumen has led to more than four distinguished decades of success in the Atlanta residential real estate arena. Jenny began her real estate career in 1968 before establishing Jenny Pruitt & Associates in 1988. In 2007, she and her business partner, David Boehmig, opened Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty. The company’s 400 agents are among the most accomplished real estate professionals in Metro Atlanta, with more than $2.3 billion in sales in 2016. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including the Atlanta REALTORS® Association’s E.A. Isakson Award; the Sally Washburn Lifetime Achievement Award; and REALTOR® of the Year – 1980; the Georgia Small Business Person of the Year; and is an inductee of the Business Hall of Fame at Georgia State University, the YWCA Academy of Women Achievers and the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame. Jenny was the 2016 recipient of the Four Pillar Award from The Council for Quality Growth, which recognizes the pillars to be quality, responsibility, vision and integrity and celebrates her philanthropic endeavors as well as significant contributions to economic development in Metro Atlanta. Jenny is committed to helping Atlanta maintain its exceptional quality of life through her philanthropic service, humanitarian support and volunteer commitments. She is active with Habitat for Humanity, and serves on the Board of Councilors for the Carter Center and the Board of the Directors of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. She is also a Director of the Buckhead Coalition. In October 2015, Jenny released her book, Beneath His Wings, which follows her walk of faith in the marketplace, while offering guidance and inspiration. Jenny and her husband, Bob, have been married for 50 years. They have two daughters and seven grandchildren. Web Site / Social Media Links: Atlantafinehomes.com https://twitter.com/atlfinehomessir https://www.facebook.com/atlfinehomessir Capital Club Radio Hosted by: Michael Flock Sponsored by: Flock Specialty Finance Providing a forum for leaders in the middle market segment which has typically been undeserved by traditional banking. Listeners gain valuable business insights and perspectives to deal with market uncertainty. Topics include: key success factors, both personal and professional, dealing with adversity, outlook for the industry and your business. For more info about Michael Flock and Flock Specialty Finance visit: www.FlockFinance.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CapitalClubRadioShow.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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Franchise Business Radio - Public Relations, Marketing, Creative Services and Discovery Point Child Development Centers Amy Rosenberg, Director, KQ Atlanta Kingdom Quality Communications Born from a desire to provide unparalleled quality, the KQ founders opened a full-service communications firm focused on offering top-notch public relations, marketing and creative services to nonprofits, small businesses and faith-based organizations. In the beginning, we had no idea what was in store for us. We knew there was a need in our community for a firm comprised of genuinely good listeners, who, with integrity and authenticity, could turn goals and ideas into quality services that consistently surpass expectations. Since our humble beginnings, our client base has grown considerably, and our office has relocated several times to accommodate our expanding business and talented team. In April 2016, we opened a second location in Atlanta, GA where we were immediately met with clients in search of the type and level of service KQ is known to provide. We have been recognized with awards locally, regionally and nationally. Most recently, KQ received the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) VOX honors in three of the four categories in which we were nominated, including a top honor for our work with Memphis City Beautiful’s Faith in Action event and Gold honors for our work with the City of Memphis’ Office of Youth Services (annual report) and the Shelby County Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Task Force (media relations). The 2015 wins follow PRSA VOX wins in 2014 and 2010. In 2011, KQ received national recognition with a PRNews Platinum Award for promotions of the Chick-fil-A 5K. In 2015, KQ accepted the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) award in two categories and three American Graphic Design awards from Graphic Design USA. We have established ourselves as a premier firm, serving individuals and organizations in the business, government, education, nonprofit, health care and faith-based sectors. Our continued growth serves as a daily reminder of God’s presence in our company. We are honored to serve our community by providing our best to each and every client. KQ has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and is a nationally certified SBE, MBE and DBE. Topics to Discuss: What is KQ Communications Do you have specific industries you work within What made KQ expand to the Atlanta market What sets KG apart from other PR and marketing firms in Atlanta What should businesses be doing differently to better market themselves Why do businesses need PR Web Site / Social Media Links: http://kqcommunications.com https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/309715 https://twitter.com/KQ_Comm https://www.facebook.com/KQCommunications https://www.linkedin.com/in/amyjociusrosenberg https://twitter.com/ajocius Andrea Moore Discovery Point Child Development Centers Executive Director of Operations & Training About Discovery Point Quality Child Care. Healthy Children. Since 1988, Discovery Point has been committed to providing the best early childhood education possible to your children. We set our standards as high as possible in our curriculum, our staff,

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Buckhead Business Show - Atlanta Center for Mindfulness and Well-Being, TEDx Talk on Defusing Stress with Mindful Mojo Dennis Buttimer Company: Atlanta Center for Mindfulness & Well-Being Stress is the #1 health epidemic in this country and it is costing businesses over $330 billion annually. Three out of four employees report that stress is impacting and impeding their performance and productivity at home and at work. The World Health Organization reports that by the year 2020, stress, anxiety and depression will be the #1 disability in the world. In fact, one in twelve employees currently report that they are so overwhelmed that they have actually contemplated suicide. This is impacting morale, productivity, and communication. It doesn’t have to be this way. We can help transform the stress your organization is experiencing into higher levels of energy, innovation, and performance. Our keynotes, corporate trainings, and peak performance coaching leverage the power of mindfulness and motivation to cultivate a more productive and high-performing workplace! Inquire today about our most requested programs: Mindful Mojo for Peak Performance Mindful Leadership: Engage Employees and Boost Your Business Leading with Leverage: The 4 C’s of Mindful Leadership We have spent the last few decades of our lives dedicated to helping people defuse stress and live more mindfully. And we can help you. We have master’s degrees in psychology, certifications in coaching, backgrounds in corporate, and specialize in behavioral psychology in the workplace. As peak performance coaches, speakers and trainers, our programs help you and your team: Defuse stress and enjoy peak performance Develop leadership excellence Create high performing teams Improve productivity and focus Improve engagement and commitment Topics to Discuss: Experience of doing TEDx Talk on Defusing Stress with Mindful Mojo Mindfulness coaching, Executive coaching Web Site/Social Media: www.PathToBestSelf.com https://twitter.com/ATLMindfulCtr https://www.facebook.com/Atlanta-Center-for-Mindfulness-Well-Being-648097228600612/ https://www.instagram.com/atlantacentermindfulness/ The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Audio Engineer: Dennis Rice Video Production: Steven Tyler Rubin https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-tyler-rubin-005a94115/ For more info about the BBA visit: www.

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Georgia Business Radio - Medicine and Marketing Company: Harris Allen Group Dr. Harris Allen Who we are we? Value-driven Population Health: A management and measurement system that tackles this challenge with an evolving integration of proven methods for value and population health that has reached critical mass and is ready for broader use. ​ A consortium of national experts and partner organizations devoted to the science and management of VDPH and supporting its use to improve outcomes and reduce costs in community and stakeholder settings. At 17.8% (the latest estimate), healthcare’s share of U.S. GDP is 1.5 times that of second-ranked France; by 2025, the Office of the Actuary for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) has projected that this share will be 20.1% On our current path, the Congressional Office projects that by 2040 the public debt will exceed 100% of U.S. GDP, with healthcare by far and away the biggest contributor Yet, the Commonwealth Fund and others report that U.S. health outcomes continue to be mediocre at best (e.g., 27th among OECD countries nations in life expectancy at birth) ​ Our underachieving and unsustainable healthcare system is increasingly jeopardizing not only patient/consumers but each of the stakeholder groups enacting roles that one way or another serve them. A system of objectives, measures and tools that answers and acts on these questions This system is differentiated by group and based on the role requirements of each Its management aspires to wise investments prioritized by outcomes-to-costs evidence The same outcomes-to-costs analytic format applies across groups and promotes the magic of the marketplace; i.e., incentives to model success both within and across groups. Topics to Discuss: The Problem Our healthcare costs are high and getting higher even as our aggregate health outcomes remain mediocre - a dilemma that has U.S. healthcare on an underachieving and unsustainable path. Web Site / Social Media Links: https://www.vdph.us http://www.harrisallengroup.com/home/purchasers-providers-plans-suppliers linkedin.com/in/harris-allen-phd-6095001 Sheldon Tyndall Organization / Company Name: Great Reveal -Demystifying Healthcare Costs Promoting healthcare related conference events, rural healthcare and innovative technology “game changers” to improve costs and health. My entire career has been in the Healthcare IT industry and I'm honored to have provided management and leadership for companies like West Georgia Health System, Wellstar, Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center & several others. My latest project is the Great Reveal (www.GreatReveal.com) conference scheduled for September 13, 2017 at the Atlanta Galleria ballroom. This conference is uniquely designed to bring all companies who have a significant employee healthcare spend together with solution partners across the spectrum of reducing healthcare costs & improving population health! S4 Events, LLC is a multi-industry event management company specializing in creating conferences, recreational and business experiences with excellence and high customer satisfaction. We bring businesses together in a dynamic, collaborative and fun environment through conferences, retreats and other events that relate to the healthcare industry or healthcare costs of business operations.

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Buckhead Business Show - Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Compassionate Capitalism and Local Community Publications Maria Peck New Role to Helm ACE’s Hispanic Initiative Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs Inc. Maria Peck, previously the director of the ACE Women’s Center, will lead one of ACE’s biggest projects slated to begin this year. Peck will lead the nonprofit’s Hispanic initiative, starting in the Gwinnett area. “After three years of serving in the community as director of the ACE Women’s Business Center, I’m eager to have an impact on the local Hispanic community’s business growth by helping provide better access to capital,” says Peck. “I look forward to watching firsthand the tangible outcomes that can result from a business owner’s infusion of capital.” Peck’s focus will be on providing access to commercial loans of $50,000 and greater and being visible in the Hispanic community by giving presentations and collaborating with other organizations. Peck started working at ACE as a microlender after working with ACCION USA (a national microlender), owning her own business, and gaining more than 15 years of sales and marketing experience in Atlanta and New York. About Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs Inc. (ACE) ACE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and CDFI loan fund that provides loans and business consulting services to help borrowers throughout Metro Atlanta and North Georgia create and grow stable, sustainable businesses that generate jobs. Founded in 1999, ACE has loaned more than $39 million to about 725 entrepreneurs, which has created or saved more than 6,200 jobs in Georgia. Topics to Discuss: What does your new role as entail/what will you be doing? Tell us about ACE's Hispanic Initiative. What communities/cities/counties will you be working with? Tell us more about what types of loans ACE provides to entrepreneurs? Also, upcoming events: Set Your Financial Goals! For Business Owners ACE Women's Business Center, July 22 - 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Small Business Access to Capital ACE Women's Business Center, July 27 - 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Mega Accelerator Cobb Galleria, July 29 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Web Site / Social Media Links: www.AceLoans.org https://www.facebook.com/Access-to-Capital-for-Entrepreneurs-62353856833/ https://twitter.com/aceloans Karen Rands Kugarand Capital Holdings, LLC Karen Rands is a Venture Catalyst, a Compassionate Capitalist, Economist, Investor, and Entrepreneur. She is the Leader and Advocate for the Compassionate Capitalist Movement. She believes entrepreneurism is the greatest source for wealth creation. You don't have to be a successful entrepreneur to create generational wealth if you can learn how to invest in those companies that have the potential to be the next big thing, according to Karen. With the recent deregulations, investors of all types have the opportunity to own a piece of an up & coming successful company before they go public or get acquired by a bigger company. Karen has been described by some as a dominant force in the entrepreneur and investor markets with her blog, published articles, frequent speaking engagements, and her Compassionate Capitalist radio show. She has been a frequent speaker and mentor within numerous Small Business and Economic Development initiatives and was the recipient of the Advocate of the Year award in 2016 at the Flight to Freedom ...

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Bar Talk Radio - Savannah Distributing and Liquid Culture Discuss Cocktails, Spirits and Trends Federico Desilets Company: Savannah Distributing Topics to Discuss: Food & Beverage Web Site / Social Media Links:  www.savdist.com https://www.facebook.com/SavDist https://twitter.com/savdist Jason Walton Company: Savannah Distributing Company Topic to Discuss: Beverage Distribution Cocktail/spirits trends Web Site / Social Media Links: www.savdist.com https://www.facebook.com/SavDist https://twitter.com/savdist Casey Teague Company: Liquid Culture Casey Teague revered as Atlanta’s top Whiskey expert and owner of Liquid Culture, a spirits focused consulting, marketing, education, and events company. He consults on Whiskey programs for restaurants and does marketing for local spirits brands American Spirit Whiskey, Independent Distilling Richland Rum, and Still Pond (229) Spirits. Casey(L) with Bar Talk Radio Host Anthony(R) Teague began his career working in Atlanta’s top restaurants. He found his passion for Whiskey when he opened Atlanta’s first Whiskey bar Mac McGee. Where he hosted tastings, educational seminars, coauthored The Book of Whiskey and curated collection of over 500 bottles of old and rare Whiskeys from around the world. With his expertise, he was recruited for a position that was crafted specifically for him in the Resurgens Hospitality Group and consulted as their Whiskey Specialist. Teague implemented programs such as the H&F Whiskey Society, table side Whiskey Cart service, Whiskey Concierge, reviewed Whisk(e)ys for the HFWS weekly newsletter and used his knowledge to create distinct craft cocktails. His knowledge of spirits continues to expand as he has learned the art of fermentation and distillation. Teague consults product development and has become an aficionado of blending spirits. He has help create new and innovative spirits for the brands he works with from Rum Agricole to Biershcnaps. With his restaurant and cocktail background, he has consulted on set up and design of tasting rooms, along with cocktail menus. He uses all his experience to build and achieve brand penetration into the Atlanta market. Topics to Discuss: The rise of craft spirits in Georgia. Web Site / Social Media Links: LiquidCulture.us facebook.com/liquidculturellc twitter.com/LiquidCultured instagram.com/liquidcultureatl/?hl=en About the show: Bar Talk Radio is about Careers in the Beverage Industry, Cocktail Culture and Trends. Interviewing industry insiders and experts. Hosted by Anthony Porquez founder of Liquid Culture with over 17 years in the food and beverage industry. Current President of the United States Bartenders' Guild Atlanta Chapter. Connect with the show host at: www...

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Capital Club Radio - Interview with John Bedard, Credit and Collection Industry Advisor John Bedard Bedard Law Group, P.C. John is an AV rated attorney and nationally recognized authority on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act. He serves as counsel to several professional trade associations, including the Georgia Collectors Association. John is a published writer on industry topics and a former member of the Board of Directors of the industry's leading professional trade organization, ACA International, The Association of Credit and Collection Professionals. John is recognized by Collection Advisor magazine as one of the nation's top 50 most influential people in the collection industry. He serves as the State of Georgia Compliance Chairperson for ACA International and is a former Chairperson and Program Designation award recipient of ACA International's Members Attorney Program. John is a nationally recognized speaker and travels the country training collectors and educating industry associations, clients, and vendors who provide products and services to the industry. John is licensed to practice law only in Georgia. John received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Pennsylvania State University and a Juris Doctor degree from Syracuse University College of Law. He has spent his entire career serving the credit and collection industries. List Any Topics You Would Like to Discuss: Discussed over lunch with Michael Flock Web Site / Social Media Links: www.BedardLawGroup.com www.linkedin.com/in/john-h-bedard-jr-17b40116 Capital Club Radio Hosted by: Michael Flock Sponsored by: Flock Specialty Finance Providing a forum for leaders in the middle market segment which has typically been undeserved by traditional banking. Listeners gain valuable business insights and perspectives to deal with market uncertainty. Topics include: key success factors, both personal and professional, dealing with adversity, outlook for the industry and your business. For more info about Michael Flock and Flock Specialty Finance visit: www.FlockFinance.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CapitalClubRadioShow.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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Buckhead Business Show - Joe Koufman, AgencySparks Founder and Amy Glass, Realtor Amy Glass, REALTOR Harry Norman REALTORS As native of Georgia and Atlanta, Amy possess extensive knowledge of her community, local commerce and educational systems. She approaches real estate from a unique perspective, by providing the most current and relevant information available. As an associate of Harry Norman, REALTORS®, Amy has access and support to exclusive global affiliations unmatched by any other brokerage. Amy passionately offers her clients unparalleled support throughout the decision making process and will invariably hold your best interest as the priority. Amy feels strongly about giving back to her profession and to her community. She is a active supporter for a team dinner for the Trinity House for Men, Big Bethel, a member of the Atlanta Realtors Association (Governmental Affairs and RPAC Committee), and a member of the Buckhead Business Association. When not volunteering, Amy enjoys a wide variety of activities with her family and friends; from hiking the national parks in China and Peru to fishing in Alaska. While Amy loves to travel her favourite thing is to come home. There are many local hidden treasures to be found in and around Atlanta. Amy is passionate about art, music and great restaurants. I am known for my FacebookLive events and interviewing leaders in the industry. Topics to Discuss: Industry Trends, Business Model, Mission, Market update for Buckhead and Sandy Springs. School Trends for the area, Marketing Model, Lease with an option to buy Home Partners of America, Affordable housing. Three micro markets with in Buckhead and Sandy Springs. Web Site / Social Media Links https://www.facebook.com/amyglassharrynormanrealtors/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/amy-glass-53007a135/ http://amyglassweb.harrynorman.com/ https://twitter.com/AmyglassRealtor Joe Koufman, Founder AgencySparks Joe Koufman is responsible for introducing at least three married couples and countless contacts who established business relationships. In early 2014, he parlayed his passion for connecting people with his deep relationships with marketers and agencies to found AgencySparks (http://AgencySparks.com). Before that, Joe spent six years leading business development and marketing for Engauge (now Moxie, part of Publicis Groupe) and eight years growing strategic accounts for KnowledgeStorm (now TechTarget). Joe continues to give back to the marketing community by serving on the board of directors of the American Marketing Association (AMA Atlanta), the Atlanta Interactive Marketing Association (AIMA), and the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. He also volunteers weekly at Everybody Wins! Atlanta, and is a member of the Entrepreneurs Organization Accelerator program. Joe often jokes that he uses his Speech Communications major from Wake Forest University every day and his Politics major more frequently than he would like. When Joe isn't working, he loves to discover new music (he hosts a weekly radio show at http://GumboShow.com) and spend time with his wife, Michelle, and their twins - Joss and Radley.

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Franchise Business Radio - Any Lab Test Now, Triton Franchise Financing and Chicken Salad Chick Clarissa Bradstock, CEO Any Lab Test Now As the CEO of Any Lab Test Now, Clarissa Bradstock is proud to lead the franchisees in their goal of providing an exceptional experience for our customers interested in clinical, toxicology and DNA testing. In addition, Clarissa is the Vice Chair for the Southeastern Franchise Forum, and on the IFA Women’s Franchise Network committee, and the Chair for the Atlanta Chapter of the Women’s Franchise Network. On a fun note, she did a brief stint as a stand‐up comedian. Interview Questions: 1. What does Any Lab Test Now do? 2. When did this concept start? 4. How many facilities are there now? 5. Tell us about your franchisees. 6. Are you involved in the community? 7. What’s the typical day like for a franchisee? 8. What’s the most rewarding part of your position? 9. What are some of the recent changes in your industry? 10. How involved are you in franchising? Additional Topics: Conference, SEFF, WFN, Any Lab Test Now Web Site / Social Media Links: www.AnyLabTestNow.com https://www.linkedin.com/company/anylabtestnow https://www.facebook.com/anylabtestnowcorp @ALTNCorp https://www.linkedin.com/in/realclarissawindhambradstock @clarissawindham La Mancha Sims, CEO Triton Business Group La Mancha is a former Naval officer, with an extensive background in finance, business development, and Franchise wealth building model. Currently the CEO of Triton Business Group, Inc., the leading alternative franchise business lending firm in the southeastern United States; • Developed Triton’s Certified Franchise Advisor Program for long term wealth building; • B.A. in Economics and Masters in Finance; • Six Sigma Management Expert; Triton work with Entrepreneurs who need to obtain funding and are interested in the Franchise Industry to building wealth and financial freedom. Topics to Discuss: - Alternative ways to Access Business Capital; - Simple strategies for choosing a Franchise opportunity that investor(s) will fund; - Triton’s Certified Franchise Advisor (CFA) Program; - How to Survive and Excel your first year Web Site / Social Media Links: www.tritonfranchise.com www.facebook.com/TritonFranchise www.twitter.com/TritonFranchise Lauren Fernandez, President and Co-Founder Origin Development Group Atlanta-area Developer, Chicken Salad Chick Lauren E. Fernandez is the president and co-founder of Origin Development Group, the developer of the rapidly growing local Chicken Salad Chick® portfolio, including Augusta, Alpharetta, Athens, Roswell, Kennesaw and Peachtree City. As the “Atlanta Chick,” Fernandez has grown the brand in not only the greater Atlanta metro area, but the Athens and Augusta markets, and plans to more than double the footprint of the brand in Georgia in less than two years. Driven by a desire to serve others, her fearless leadership and entrepreneurial vision have catapulted the res...

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Georgia Business Radio - Alpharetta, First Georgia City to Receive Accreditation from AEDO Peter Tokar Economic Development Director City of Alpharetta Seasoned Economic Development executive with over 15 years of blended experience in technology, marketing, sales, graphic design and public/government relations. Well versed in communications, networking, graphical/visual/industrial design, strategic and business planning. Strong personal, communication and business skills as well as customer relationship management for all levels of civilian and government agencies, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small business. Interested in opportunities to challenge and develop skills and abilities, particularly working in a community or business development role and establishing long term business relationships. Specialties: Economic Development, Technology, Development Authority, Tax Incentives, Strategic Planning, Marketing and Communications, Business Development and Assistance, Television Production, Management, Teaching - Adjunct Professor, Web Design, Graphic Design, International Business Leadership Broward Graduate - Class 27 (Florida) Leadership North Fulton Graduate - 2013 (Georgia) Atlanta Regional Commission - Regional Leadership Institute - Class of 2015 Young Gamechangers 2016 - Georgia Forward Leadership Program Speaker - 2012 IEDC Annual Conference - "Managing the Generation Gap" Speaker - 2014 IEDC Annual Conference - "Recruiting YP's to Economic Development" Moderator - 2015 IEDC Annual Conference - "Because were worth it" Speaker - 2016 IEDC Annual Conference - "Kicking your Advertising Strategy into High Gear" Topics to Discuss Alpharetta is First Georgia City to Receive Accreditation from AEDO Alpharetta was recently recognized by the n with an AEDO qualification. This endorsement lends credibility to the city’s efforts towards growth and economic expansion. As a respected AEDO organization, Alpharetta becomes part of a group of distinguished, nationally known leadership municipalities. Alpharetta Mayor, David Belle Isle, states, “Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of our city leadership, economic development initiatives and programming, as well as partners in the community, The City of Alpharetta has built upon its culture of innovation and high-tech heritage by broadening our technology and community landscape. The AEDO certification is a testament that we have built an Alpharetta for all. Balancing business with community.” While other establishments have been endorsed by the AEDO, Alpharetta is the first city to be approved in Georgia. To acquire the accreditation, officials created a strategic plan focusing on the main components that have contributed to progress in Alpharetta including enhancing the downtown space with the new City Center, the financial incentives offered that attract new businesses, and the area’s more than 20 million square feet of constructed office space. Alpharetta’s image also was a key component, with developments like Avalon and the proposed Alpha Loop enhancing the overall representation of the region. By bringing these successful companies, events, and new residents to the area, the city continues to advance with both tech-focused and commercial growth. To determine approval, AEDO starts with a detailed organizational assessment examining internal and external operations including procedures and structures. Next, the certification process is conducted in two phases, the documentation review and a site team visit. Peter Tokar, Economic Development Director for the City of Alpharetta, explains, “We are very excited to be recognized as an Accredited Economic Development Organization. The accreditation is not only a badge of honor, it communicated both internally and externally that our economic development programming is heade...

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Georgia Business Radio - Team USA Powerboat Race and Mini America Theme Park Team USA, Powerboat Race Around the World. Join us as teams from the UK, Norway, Germany, Italy, Honduras and the US compete in the first 27,000 Powerboat Race Around the World! We call our fast yacht/ship technology "Vortex" technology. At first glance the Oceans Quest Racer looks like any other fuel efficient fast catamaran. It makes a fast Ocean Racer a little faster, while using less fuel. The last voyage was made in honor of the memory of: Sgt John Harvey, Cpl George Holmes, and SSgt Dewey Johnson. Three Guiness World Records: 1. The Smallest Power Boat to Cross The Atlantic Ocean. 2. The Longest Non-Stop Ocean Voyage in a Flats Boat. 3. The Longest Ocean Voyage in a Flats Boat We expect it to be one of the most photographed boats in the world. For more details and investor/sponsor info visit: OceansQuest.com Contact: Ralph Desmond Brown 352-346-2365 rdb@OceansQuest.com OceansQuest300@gmail.com About Mini America The landscape of America is as diverse as the people who live here. To experience all this great country has to offer could take more than one lifetime. Now, a new, family-oriented theme park, MINI AMERICA, will bring the beauty of our country and the inspiring story of the American Dream to life by allowing visitors to roam freely from coast to coast in just one day, stopping by their favorite landmarks or gazing upon spectacular vistas...all in miniature! MINI AMERICA, is much more than just a theme park though; it is an all-encompassing, patriotic and uniquely American idea whose time has arrived. Taking advantage of the latest technology, the MINI AMERICA brand becomes a place both real and virtual where young and old alike from around the country and the world can be educated, entertained and inspired in a sustainable environment in the park and through a variety of interconnected on-line programs and communities. In addition to celebrating our great land, this state-of-the-art theme park with miniature versions of America's most well-known locations will become a place where people can share their amazing stories of striving for and achieving the American Dream inspiring others with the entrepreneurial spirit that has always driven our country to lead the world. Mission Statement Our mission is to inspire and motivate you, and all visitors, to become innovators and entrepreneurs, to follow the American Dream, thereby stimulating the American economy by providing resources, education, and entertainment. In doing so, We the People, are roused to motivate, give back to others, and pursue our [individual and collective] definition of the American Dream. “E Pluribus Unum” means united as one [Latin: out of many, one]. Let us unite to pursue our goals through care, commitment, hard work, and together, make a difference. Live the American Dream. The Mini America Team is committed to making the dream of Mini America a reality. For the past four years a substantial investment of sweat equity and actual capital has been invested. This endeavor is developed and supported by premier American brands and experts in their respective fields. Join us and invest in America today by investing in Mini America and making this dream a reality. “The Importance of Mini America” By the Founder & Atlanta Mini Mogul Eric de Groot As a global educator and entrepreneur my life is dedicated to informing and educating people.

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Buckhead Business Show - Corporate and Personal Wellness and Mastermind Dinners Atlanta Fadi Malouf Body by Fadi Fadi Malouf strives to change lives by delivering extraordinary & permanent results for individuals & corporations worldwide since 1996. Celebrity personal trainer, lifestyle coach, business consultant, speaker, author, model, and actor is nominated Entrepreneur and Fittest Friend of the year in 2011. Fadi and associates conveniently deliver health & fit lifestyle solutions to the world with the Body By Fadi elite brand of corporate wellness programs, reward systems, adventure travel, virtual fitness classes, personal training, nutritional consulting, lifestyle coaching, online interactive tools, apps, and autobiography/self-help book “Strong The New Fit”, Fadi’s personal stories of endeavors and conquers. From 1996 to 2004, Fadi competed in several shows a year and always placed in the top 3 spots. In addition, he is well diverse in fitness and an all around athlete. Topics to Discuss: Health, Fitness, Nutrition, Life Coaching, Weight Loss, Travel Corporate Wellness Web Site / Social Media Links: http://www.fadimalouf.com http://www.bodybyfadi.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/Fadi_Malouf Jack Crawford Mastermind Dinners Atlanta Professional and personal chef bringing amazing entrepreneurs to the table to discuss the growth of their business over a private four course gourmet dinner. Topics to Discuss: 1. Why mastermind groups matter. 2. How Mastermind Dinners Atlanta takes the brainstorming concept to A higher level. 3. The benefits gained from hosting your own mastermind dinner . Web Site / Social Media Links: www.ChefjackATL.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/chef-jack-978b571a https://www.instagram.com/mastermind_dinners_atlanta https://www.facebook.com/masterminddinneratlanta The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Audio Engineer: Dennis Rice Video Production: Steven Tyler Rubin https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-tyler-rubin-005a94115/

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Buckhead Business Show - PostNet, Business Accelerators and Small Business Development Center at Georgia State University Kevin Center, Owner PostNet Buckhead Postnet is a printing, design, and shipping destination. Kevin operates the local Buckhead store as well as Atlanta Area Developer for PostNet International. Topics to Discuss: Developing PostNet brand across Greater Atlanta region Printing, design, and shipping services Web Site / Social Media Links: www.postnet.com/ga131 www.facebook.com/PostNetGA131/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/postnetga131/ _________________________________ Glenn Henderson, Founder Business Accelerators Glenn Henderson, entrepreneur, author, teacher, speaker; from bankruptcy to teaching best business practices – founder of Rock Solid Principles, husband and father; champion of – how to start and build a business with little to no debt.  Glenn continues to serve on many boards teaching his time tested proven best practice principles in the board room as well as the classroom – globally. From Harvard Business School, Kellogg School of Business (Northwestern University), Kennesaw State University, Stetson University, Buleah Heights Bible College to executive coaching and personal mentor, Glenn Henderson has been called upon to help navigate leaders and businesses. Glenn is Co-founder/CEO of AFC Worldwide Express, a global transportation and logistics company. Through his leadership, the company has had consistent growth over its 20 year history. As a successful entrepreneur, Mr. Henderson and his company have been recognized for their exceptional commitment best practice and customer service. – In 1993 and 1994, Hallmark Cards awarded AFC as their supplier of the year. They also named AFC as small business of the year. – AFC’s reputation as a top transportation and logistics provider prompted Motorola to call on AFC to provide relief communications during the 911 tragedy in New York City. – Major US companies such as P & G, Coca Cola, Daimler Chrysler, Nextel, and Kinko’s routinely rely upon the delivery of systems and services provided by AFC Worldwide Express to maintain their logistics supply chain and competitive edge. – AFC is also called upon during natural disasters and governmental emergencies. COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP In addition to his leadership at AFC Worldwide Express, Mr. Henderson has made leadership contributions to a variety of other organizations. – Author of “Rock Solid Principles of Business Development”, a comprehensive business development educational curriculum. – Guest speaker, Kennesaw State University and many other academic institutions on the subject of business leadership and development. – Appeared as a guest speaker on the televised “Minority Business Report” on WGN in Chicago, as well as on Atlanta business related programs. – Serves as faculty member of Logistics Resource International which is part of the Georgia Technology Institute’s logistics program. – Served as a board member for the Christian Coalition, Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC), Atlanta Pastor’s Fellowship Advisory Board, Crown Financial Ministries (formally, Christian Financial Concepts), and the Institute for Organizational Leadership. – Served as Administrative Pastor for Milford Church of God in Smyrna, GA. During his two year service, he reorganized staff, improved administration, provided leadership for worship, and taught on subjects such as marriage and family. – Assisted young adults by teaching at the Nation...

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Driving Business Faster - Office Angels for Established and Emerging Companies Essie Escobedo, Chief Executive Angel Company:  Office Angels When Essie Escobedo majored in physics, she had no idea that she would apply her knowledge about how the universe works to the world of business. Essie launched Office Angels in 2000 after a 25-year career as a successful small business owner. During that time, she honed her gifts of exceptional interpersonal skills and a sharp intellect, while gaining hands-on knowledge about successful business management. After observing a large and growing number of credentialed, seasoned individuals with outstanding skills and proven track records who had left corporate America, Essie saw a stellar opportunity. These professionals may have left the full-time workforce, but they wanted to continue working—on their schedules. Essie realized these professionals could bring expertise and a level of professionalism to a job that most small businesses could not otherwise afford. Compelled by her strong entrepreneurial character and drive to help people succeed, she developed a unique business model that addresses two needs: Office Angels helps small business owners focus on business priorities, while Angels perform a range of essential but often-neglected “back office” operations in areas such as administrative support, bookkeeping, and marketing. At the same time, Office Angels provides meaningful work to highly experienced and trained business professionals who wish to work on a flexible, part-time, freelance, or project basis. Topics to Discuss: When and why did you start Office Angels? How is Office Angels different from a traditional staffing agency? What kinds of services does Office Angels provide? How does the process work? How does one know when his/she is ready to work with Office Angels? How does one evaluate the cost/benefit of working with Office Angels? Web Site: www.OfficeAngels.us Cecilia Roach, Principal Pivot Point Group Topics to Discuss: How marketing can generate sales for small businesses Website or Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cecilia-roach-b956661 Driving Business Faster brought to by Azul Motorsports, where you become the passenger or driver in a real race car! Broadcasting LIVE from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. Tune in live and listen to recent episodes or possibly be a guest along with Professional Race Car Driver and Talk Show Host Chris Grigalunas! Connect with the show sponsor visit: www.AzulMotorsports.com Listen to more broadcasts visit: www.DrivingBusinessFaster.com Submit a Show Guest Request visit: www.meetme.so/DrivingBusinessFaster if (window.attachEvent) { window.attachEvent('onload', loadSoeJs); } else { if (window.onload){ if (typeof isSeoFunctionLoaded == 'undefined') {isSeoFunctionLoaded = false;}if(!isSeoFunctionLoaded){var curronload = window.onload; var newonload = function (evt) { curronload(evt); loadSoeJs(evt); }; window.onload = newonload; isSeoFunctionLoaded = true;}} else { window.onload = loadSoeJs; }}function loadSoeJs() { var head = document.getElementsByTagName('head').item(0); var js = document.createElement('script'); js.setAttribute('type',

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Buckhead Business Show - Georgia Entertainment Industry Film, Television, New Media and Eagle Rock Studios Bernadette Boas CEO of Ball of Fire Media Bernadette Boas, Entertainment Industry Leader with Ritz Group and CEO of Ball of Fire Media spearheads the states premier event 2017's Creative + Investor Summit on June 8th, and will be sharing with us how this event is helping to expand the entertainment industry footprint in Georgia. Topics to Discuss: Entertainment in Georgia Ritz Group's 2017 Creative + Investor Summit Web Site / Social Media Links: http://www.ritzgroup.org/summit https://www.facebook.com/theritzgroup https://www.facebook.com/creativesmeetopportunity Taylor Owenby, Founder matchbook media + pr Producer of Film, Television and New Media. Eligible for the Producer's Guild of America and Founder of matchbook media + pr, Georgia's ONLY full-service production and public relations firm. Entrepreneur I Producer I Fundraiser An up-an-coming creative with a passion for producing. A go-getter with connections and a killer work ethic if the price is right or it's a cause I believe in. I am the guy who will create an insane campaign so far out-of-the-box you forgot a box was there. Then, I reel it in with creative strategy and a knack for communication, Timekeeper and budget hound with a sincere love of the game and the players. Before you know it, you are talking about my work even if you don't know my name. Yeah, I'm that guy. Ego aside, I have a passion for helping others elevate their status and their situation. From small non-profit efforts to one-on-one guidance, I get a substantial amount of my self-worth from being a positive impact on others. My road has not been an easy one and through each challenge I grow wiser. "Live in the present, for it is a gift." Life isn't about how many times you fall, it is how many times you get up. If something goes wrong, if things don't work out, if you make a mistake... Learn from it. If you learn and grow from an experience then how have you failed? Failure? There is no such thing. Topics to Discuss: When did you start matchbook and why? What are you doing now? Web Site / Social Media Links: www.matchbookeast.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/matchbook Noah Scammon, Director of Operations matchbook media + pr Noah Scammon is the Co-Partner and director of operations at matchbook media +pr. He works as a producer and production manager for Film and television production. As well as being apart of anything from development of new media and online content, getting millions of views on videos, to voice acting and animation in new upcoming cartoons, and even new and upcoming works in the video game industry. Topics to Discuss: 1) Getting my start, how I got into this industry 2) funny experiences while working at studios 3) the good and bad of the industry 4) good advice for people just starting out 5) how to get into voice acting 6) how to get into animation 7) is school for entertainment for everyone? Web Site / Social Media Links: <a href="http://www.

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United States Bartender's Guild, Atlanta Chapter Speakers Panel Event We invite you to listen in to a recent event featuring a panel of industry experts hosted by the United States Bartender's Guild, Atlanta Chapter! Part of their ongoing series on Bar Talk Radio on the Pro Business Channel networks. The event was recorded in front of a live audience at the Wrecking Bar Brew Pub near an area of Atlanta known as Little Five Points. This event was moderated by Anthony Porquez the host of Bar Talk Radio. As founder and head craft cocktail specialist of Liquid Culture, Anthony has over 17 years in the food and beverage industry. Spanning from Boston, Los Angeles, Australia and locally in Athens and Atlanta, Anthony has provided top tier professional service and training to establishments of all kinds in the U.S. and abroad. Formerly the senior bartender for the two time James Beard Award nominated cocktail bar at Holeman and Finch Public House, Porquez has contributed greatly to the success of H&Fs highly respected cocktail program. He has been a guest bartender for Bacardis Street Party Portfolio Event at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans and is a contract mixology consultant for a major local spirits distributor. Furthermore, Porquez was a curriculum developer and instructor for Holeman & Finchs Academy of Bartending while holding the role of Communications Coordinator for the Resurgens Hospitality Group. Currently he is a brand advocate for 6 different distilleries in addition to providing cocktail events and spirits education privately and within the industry as well. Line-up of distinguished speakers on our panel: Tiffanie Barriere a Houston native who now calls Atlanta home, has previously overseen and operated the award-winning beverage program at One Flew South since the restaurant’s 2008 opening at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Under Tiffanie’s creative direction, One Flew South has been hailed as one of the best airport bars in the world by press outlets such as Esquire, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes and more. Under Tiffanie's direction, One Flew South was named "Best Airport Bar in the World" at Tales of the Cocktail in 2014. Barriere’s background and training included the Bar Smarts program under the tutelage of “King Cocktail,” legend Dale DeGroff and cocktail historian David Wondrich. Kaleb Cribb Kaleb started in food and beverage in Valdosta Ga in a RocknRoll dive bar named Vito’s as a bartender and a sound man. Upon moving to Athens Georgia, he began as a door man and bar back working in a volume sports bar and townie scene bar named Transmetropolitan, where he spent 5 years, leaving as the bar manager. After that, he moved into fine dining at the now defunct Farm 255, where he developed the first craft cocktail program in Athens (after staging with Miles Mc. At Leon’s Full Service). He moved to Atlanta after taking a job with National Distributing Company as their in house mixologist and craft spirit specialist. He spent almost 2 years with the distributor before taking over as lead bar at Holeman and Finch Public House, spending 2 years running that program. That program, in 2007, was the birthplace of Atlanta’s craft scene. Since November, he has been an Account Consultant for Enthuse Marketing Company, representing the Diageo Reserve Portfolio in Atlanta. Miles Macquarrie As a baby, Miles Macquarrie opted for a Japanese Style 2:1 jigger over a pacifier. Wearing a period-correct tiny mustache, Macquarrie couples knowledge of obscure classic cocktails with an uncanny ability to talk like a nerd when it comes to ice, spirits, and cocktail technique. Atlanta magazine says, "Miles Macquarrie could serve his cocktails in an old shoe and they'd still taste better than those of his competitors."

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Buckhead Business Show - The Scorecard Solution, Success Institute and Goal Mettle Academy Dan King Close Reach Consulting Dan is an advisor to senior executives and Boards in the areas of business transformation and growth. He helps Business Leaders “get it right” when it comes to strategy, execution and talent. As founder of Close Reach Consulting Group, Dan utilizes a proprietary organizational performance diagnostic that pinpoints vulnerabilities. This scorecard approach keeps a management team focused on the right things and leads to what Dan refers to as a culture of competence. Dan’s passion is to create business environments in which people can thrive. He believes that no business can win until the people doing the work every day are winning. Dan’s thirty-year business career includes senior executive roles in Fortune 50 companies and high growth mid-market enterprises, the most recent being a venture backed consumer services company recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest-growing companies five out of seven years. Dan is a published author, The Scorecard Solution….Measure What Matters to Drive Sustainable Growth and frequent speaker at CEO forums. He resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Topics to Discuss: Bridging the Strategy - Talent Chasm The Elements of Excellence...Attributes of Great Companies Web Site / Social Media: www.closereachconsulting.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/dankingconsult Jimmy Farris Farris Success Institute / Goal Mettle Academy I am professional speaker and consultant. As a retired NFL veteran and Super Bowl Champion, I have spent my life setting and achieving goals. Through ups and downs, successes and failures, I have found that the key to excellence in everything I've done is mental toughness. I have been fortunate to be coached, mentored, and trained by some of the finest leaders across many industries. My life experiences have taught me that you're either getting better or getting worse, but never staying the same. Applying the mental toughness secrets we teach at Mental Toughness University and Goal Mettle Academy is the key to continued growth in your personal and professional life. I am dedicated to serving others and passionate about assisting companies and individuals achieve success. Goal Mettle Academy is the most effective and comprehensive goal-setting workshop ever conducted. We break down the science and psychology behind setting and achieving goals so that you can get more of the things you want in life and live your dreams. Mental Toughness University is a comprehensive mental training process that moves sales and management teams from good to great. Mental Toughness trains people how to control their thoughts, feelings, and attitudes, before, during, and after a performance. Especially under pressure. MTU is a process, not a program. It’s about training people how to THINK like world-class performers, and how to control and manipulate their own emotions for MAXIMUM performance. MTU is a cross between emotional intelligence training and critical thinking. It’s an introspective process that causes people to examine their thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and beliefs and how those directly impact their results. We call the process, ‘Facilitated Introspection’. The 6-hour program is an awakening to expose participants to the process and show them there’s a higher level of emotional competence and mental performance than they are experiencing. When I was in the 5th grade, my teacher handed out a blank sheet of paper and asked us to draw a picture of where we saw ourselves in 15 years. There was no doubt my dream was to be a football play...

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CoFounders Podcast - Media and Branding with eFocus Media Group and P2P Branded BRANDI BRIDGETT Consultant, Social Media Manager, and Mother in Washington, DC Visit my website Greetings, I’m Brandi. I’m a consultant living in Washington, DC. I am a fan of entrepreneurship, networking, and fitness. I’m also interested in innovation and causes that help shape the world for the better. As a mom of three, I know how hard it is to run life, business, and still have time for yourself, but we have found that balance happens day to day. Brandi Bridgett has been in the medical field for 10 years. She started in the field of cosmetic surgery here in Washington, D.C. Brandi then started growing her own family, which directed her into looking for a new career choice. Brandi and her family were relocated to San Diego, California, where she developed a love for health and wellness. Brandi began coaching in the field of health and wellness in 2011, where she partnered, developed, and opened a health and wellness nutrition club. With this practice, she has helped hundreds of people internationally obtain their health goals through education and training, fun and engaging activities, and nutritional solutions. In 2012, Brandi and her family returned to the Washington, DC area, where she again partnered and developed a health and wellness office at the National Harbor. She and her partner have been able to touch the lives of those who are looking to lose, gain, or maintain weight, or increase their energy simply by living a healthier lifestyle. In 2013, she and her sister who is a retired schoolteacher decided to come together and take their strengths to form a company. In April of 2013, Platinum Health and Wellness was born. The vision is to teach those within the community about proper health and wellness to obtain optimum health by making health fun, simple, and magical! Over the past three years, we have been able to speak at several community events, make a name within the health and wellness field here at the National Harbor and now the goal is to expand and shape up the community one person at a time! http://www.efocusmediagroup.com https://twitter.com/eFocusTv https://www.youtube.com/user/eFocusTV/featured https://vimeo.com/efocusmediagroup https://about.me/brandibridgett https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandi-bridgett-6ba96595 SEAN FOSTER Small Business Owner in Maryland Sean Foster has been in the Advertising and Marketing field for 15 years. He is well experienced in various influential marketing techniques and business image consulting. Sean is the Managing Member and CoFounder of eFocus LLC and has been in the media field for the past 5 years. Specialties: successful in generating sales for several different markets, strength in generating creative and innovative partnerships and ideas for companies. Team Building and motivating employees to view work as an adventure rather than a means to an end. If your in business and things just don't seem to be changing or moving into the direction you want, contact Sean and he will not only give you what you need for your business to progress but he will walk with you on your journey and motivate you along the way. Profound in Networking and Connecting B2B Sean has been on the D.C.

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Franchise Business Radio - Interviews Franchise Gator and TAB The Alternative Board Company: Franchise Gator Eric Bell - General Manager Franchise Gator is a website that helps match franchisors with those interested in business ownership. Our goal is to be a one-stop shop during step #1 of someone's search, complete with hundreds of opportunities to browse through as well as consultative articles, buyer's guides, and insight from industry leaders on how to make an informed decision. Topics to Discuss: How to know if business ownership is right for you? How to know if franchising is the right path vs owning your own business. Benefits of franchising. What types of franchises are out there that are not obvious. Web Site: www.FranchiseGator.com Company: The Alternative Board (TAB, Central Atlanta) Larry Duckworth Larry is a 35+ years serial C-level executive of private and public companies, has taught leadership at three universities and for GE Equity, has an MBA (Beta Gamma Sigma National Business Honorary), is an active business consultant and executive coach, and is a decorated U.S. Army veteran. He has authored the stop you in your tracks Primordial Leadership© book (at www.primordialleader.com and www.Amazon.com) Also in 2015 he authored six expanding Amazon ebooks: B2B Marketing, B2B Sales Management, B2B Selling, Strategic Transformation, Change Management, and Women Leaders. All introduce powerful, proven, new art Neuroscience findings to better leverage core people behavior ( at the forefront of the next trend in executive leadership development, for motivating all of employees, prospects, customers and partners). PDFs of the ebooks and eight best practices self-checklists are at www.primordialleader.com. Topics to Discuss: How TAB helps owners, Presidents, CEOs to better grow their business. How TAB helps the business better contribute to personal goals. Web Site / Social Media Links: http://www.tabatlantametro.com http://www.tabatlantametro.com/territory/tab-atlanta-central https://www.linkedin.com/in/larryduckworth/ Company: Social Joey Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Mike McDowell, GM  Mike McDowell (L) Ken Douglas (R) Mike McDowell is the General Manager of Social Joey, a social media marketing company, based just outside of Chattanooga, TN. He began his career in marketing with his family's construction business during college, and has been working in the space ever since. Mike was recruited by the Social Joey team during the development stage of the company due to his success and expertise in targeted advertising through social media, and has worked to develop the processes, and software that the company currently uses to run their day to day operations. Since inception in 2015 Social Joey has now grown to be one of the largest social media marketing firms in TN and has become a certified supplier of the International Franchise Association because of their work with Franchise companies across the U.S. Before Social Joey,

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Buckhead Business Show - Digital Device Repair, Cash Blaster Game, Full Service Accounting and Bookkeeping Ernest Duncan Franchise Owner Company: Experimac Midtown Atlanta Topics to Discuss: Marketplace for smartphone, tablet, laptop, and desktop repairs Sales of pre-owned devices Experimac Midtown Atlanta offers professional Apple® related services throughout the Midtown Atlanta area. We buy, sell, trade and repair Apple®Macintosh® computers, iPhone® devices and iPad® tablets, and offer some of the best pricing available anywhere for Apple® products and repairs. Experimac has worked on everything from iPad® tablets to iPhone® devices, to MacBook® laptops and iMac® computers, from iOS to OS X®. Unlike other companies we focus on repairs and upgrades of Apple® products. With locations throughout the U.S. a local Experimac Apple® expert is always close by. Not sure what’s wrong with your device? Bring it in for diagnostic testing. We offer same day service and can often fix your device while you wait. From iPhone® devices, iPad® tablets, iMac® computers, MacBook® laptops to Apple® accessories, we’ve got you covered. We offer a 90-day warranty on all repairs and stock only the highest quality parts. Don’t trust your Mac® computers to anyone, experience the Experimac difference. Experimac is the Midtown Atlanta area authority on Apple® product repairs, and trade-ins. We offer a wide selection of refurbished desktop and laptop Apple® Macintosh® computers and devices. Experimac performs all out of warranty repairs on Apple® computers and other devices including upgrading Macintosh® computers with higher capacity storage, installing more memory (RAM), replacing logic boards, and performing just about any other Apple® repair that you may need done. Our team of experts have heard it all, from iPhone® devices and iPad® tablets flying off the roof of a moving car to taking a swim in the ocean. Whether you are looking to trade, buy, sell an Apple® product or just need to repair your glass screen on your iPhone® device or iPad® tablet, stop by our Midtown Atlanta Experimac store today for a free quote! Experimac of Midtown Atlanta Services for Apple® Products: Memory Upgrades Hard Drive Repair, Replacement or Upgrade LCD Screen Replacements Data Recovery Data Transfers Diagnostics & Troubleshooting Optical Drive Repair (CD Rom/ DVD Rom) PC to Mac® Migration iCloud® Setup & Troubleshooting New Software Setup and Configuration Parental Control Configuration And so much more Web Site / Social Media Links: www.experimac.com/midtown-atlanta-ga www.linkedin.com/in/ernestduncan Kwasi Sampson Company or Product Name: Cash Blaster​ Kwasi Sampson, a mechanical engineer and inventor of the Cash Blaster Game, developed the game set after noticing how his original invention, The Cash Cannon, brought out the inner child of its users. The Cash Cannon was a huge success in the marketplace and sold thousands worldwide. The Cash Blaster is currently only available to its Kickstarter campaign investors. Topics to Discuss: We are excited to announce the launch of the innovative and amusing tabletop game, Cash Blaster. The Cash Blaster has been featured on several TV shows including ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, Empire on Fox, and Power a STARZ original series. The Cash Blaster Game Pack provides entertainment for all ages, and can be used at a range of events including weddings, birthday parties, festivals, and baby showers.

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Bar Talk Radio - Inaugural Episode Bartenders, Cocktails, Culture and Careers Show Host: Anthony Porquez Company: Atlanta USBG BIO: As founder and head craft cocktail specialist of Liquid Culture, Anthony Porquez holds over 17 years in the food and beverage industry. Spanning from Boston, Los Angeles, Australia and locally in Athens and Atlanta, Anthony has provided top tier professional service and training to establishments of all kinds in the U.S. and abroad. Formerly the senior bartender for the two time James Beard Award nominated cocktail bar at Holeman and Finch Public House, Porquez has contributed greatly to the success of H&Fs highly respected cocktail program. He has been a guest bartender for Bacardis Street Party Portfolio Event at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans and is a contract mixology consultant for a major local spirits distributor. Furthermore, Porquez was a curriculum developer and instructor for Holeman & Finchs Academy of Bartending while holding the role of Communications Coordinator for the Resurgens Hospitality Group. Currently he is a brand advocate for 6 different distilleries in addition to providing cocktail events and spirits education privately and within the industry as well. Topics to Discuss: Bar career, Atlanta Cocktail culture + Trends Web Site / Social Media: www.AnthonyPorquez.com Instagram: Antones10 Facebook: Anthony J. Porquez Kaleb Cribb Company: Diageo BIO: Kaleb started in food and beverage in Valdosta Ga in a RocknRoll dive bar named Vito’s as a bartender and a sound man. Upon moving to Athens Georgia, he began as a door man and bar back working in a volume sports bar and townie scene bar named Transmetropolitan, where he spent 5 years, leaving as the bar manager. After that, he moved into fine dining at the now defunct Farm 255, where he developed the first craft cocktail program in Athens (after staging with Miles Macquarrie At Leon’s Full Service.) He moved to Atlanta after taking a job with National Distributing Company as their in house mixologist and craft spirit specialist. He spent almost 2 years with the distributor before taking over as lead bar at Holeman and Finch Public House, spending 2 years running that program. That program, in 2007, was the birthplace of Atlanta’s craft scene. Since November, he has been an Account Consultant for Enthuse Marketing Company, representing the Diageo Reserve Portfolio in Atlanta. Topics to Discuss Career Advancement in the Bartending Industry Web Site / Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/5thSpot https://www.instagram.com/booze_brigade Tiffanie Barriere BIO: a Houston native who now calls Atlanta home, has previously overseen and operated the award-winning beverage program at One Flew South since the restaurants 2008 opening at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Under Tiffanies creative direction, One Flew South has been hailed as one of the best airport bars in the world by press outlets such as Esquire, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes and more. Under Tiffanie's direction, One Flew South was named "Best Airport Bar in the World" at Tales of the Cocktail in 2014. Barrieres background and training included the Bar Smarts progra...

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Lara Hodgson, President & CEO NOW Corp NOWaccount is the first payment solution for businesses that sell to other businesses and governments. Guest BIO: Lara serves as President & CEO of NOW Corp, a company she co-founded to free small businesses from the burden of funding trade credit and to enable small business growth. The concept for NOW Corps NOWaccount stems from the challenges Lara faced when growing her manufacturing business, Nourish. Lara experienced the challenge of managing cash flow in a growing business and having to fund the trade credit required to support growth. Not finding a solution that worked, she partnered with John Hayes and launched NOW Corp and NOWaccount, the first payment solution for B2B. NOWaccount enables businesses to get paid immediately in a way that is not a loan, feels like but costs less than taking a credit card for payment and is largely invisible to their customer. NOWaccount will change the way small businesses manage cash flow, has done over $130M in transactions and aims to turn a portion of the $1.2T of trade credit that small businesses hold into cash. NOWaccounts innovative structure is the subject of a Harvard Business School case study. Lara spent 5 years at Dewberry Capital Corporation, an Atlanta-based commercial real estate development and investment firm, where she served as the companys Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Operating Officer, overseeing development, sales & leasing, property management and marketing. Lara was the Executive Vice President of Dunk, a performance footwear and apparel manufacturing/retail company built on the concept of mass customization and founded with Shaquille ONeal & Mike Piazza. She built the operations, IT and sales & marketing groups.. Lara is an internationally recognized speaker, leading seminars on creativity, innovation and access to capital. Internationally, Lara has worked in Koriyama, Japan with the U.S. Defense Departments EAGLE Japan Program and served as the Ambassador to Lebanon for the 1996 Olympic Games. Lara received an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BS in Aerospace Engineering with highest honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She was featured in USA Today as one of the top 20 students in the US and was the ODK National Leader of the Year. Lara was a scholarship member of the varsity Track & Field team at Georgia Tech. Lara has served on several Boards including: Georgia Tech Alumni Association Board of Trustees, Georgia Techs Scheller College of Business, the Georgia Tech College of Engineering, ACE Loans, Atlanta Heights Charter School, Flag Bank, Georgia Techs Alexander Tharpe Fund, and Society of International Business Fellows. Lara is a member of the Leadership Georgia Class of 2005 and the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2004. Lara taught finance as an adjunct instructor in Georgia Techs MBA Program for 10 years. Lara was appointed by the Governor of Georgia to serve on the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) Board. Lara was recently honored by the Georgia Tech Athletic Association with the Total Person Alumnus Award and by the Georgia Tech Women in Engineering as the Alumnus of the Year. She is a member of the Georgia Tech Young Alumni Hall of Fame, was a recipient of a Womenetics 2013 POW! Award honoring Purposeful Women and was named to the 2016 Enterprising Women of the Year. Topics/Questions: The challenges of a startup versus a scaleup How a small business should use the right capital at the right time for the right use or the business becomes a hobby Work-Life Balance Why more businesses grow out of business than go out of business Web Site and Social Media: www.NowCorp.com

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Buckhead Business Show - Liberty National Life Insurance and CPA Allies ​Jeff Morris​ Company: CPA Allies Guest BIO: Jeff is an active member of the Atlanta and Cobb communities. He is a member of the Georgia Society of CPAs and the Atlanta Chapter National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), where he served two terms as President from 2015-2017. He is a mentor with the Marietta Mentoring for Leadership Program and an Ambassador for the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce. He also provides educational workshops to local colleges, universities, and industry groups. Prior to entering the financial services industry in 2008, he had a successful career at The Ritz Carlton, Automatic Data Processing (ADP) and then as an entrepreneur in the food and beverage industry. These experiences gave him a passion for providing exemplary service and helped him recognize the importance of being attentive to client’s needs. He is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University and holds a Series 6, 63 and 65 securities license along with life, health and variable annuity licenses. Jeff is married and has lived in Atlanta since 1989. He has two children and stays active with basketball, martial arts and his German Shepherd. Topics to Discuss: CPA Allies is an independent, RIA firm, specializing in providing accounting and finance professionals with insurance, investment and planning services. We work with young, mid-career and senior level accountants and CPAs. We also act as trusted, unbiased partners to CPA and accounting firms who provide tax, audit and compliance services to their clients. We have two approaches: Working one-on-one with accounting professionals by providing customized financial planning services to meet their specific needs. Serving as trusted advisors for accounting firms who want to provide their clients with a resource for their insurance, investment, and planning needs. CPAs and accountants are some of the smartest and most trusted business experts you can have in your professional network. However, many times they need personal assistance making financial decisions that impact all aspects of their life. Accounting firms offer many vital services to their clients but often times lack the expertise of the protection, investment and financial planning that will complete the holistic circle their clients desire. CPA Allies was created, to serve the needs of the accounting professionals and their clients in an unbiased, transparent and ethical manner. We understand the need to have a relationship with a partner you can trust and feel comfortable working with. It is no longer acceptable for CPAs to just prepare tax returns and financial statements. The very best clients expect, demand and deserve much more value from their CPA, who must evolve into the most trusted business advisor role. CPA Allies helps you solve the complicated problems for your best individual and business owner clients. We concentrate our efforts on developing and maintaining the relationship with the accounting community. Our sole interest is in enabling them to address and solve their clients’ issues, only working directly with the clients when that trust is established. This model solves their client retention risk, makes them more valuable to their client and helps them grow their practice organically. Web Site / Social Media Links: www.cpaallies.com FB and Twitter: @cpaallies.com ​Yoly Dale​​ Company: Liberty National Life Insurance Company ​Topics to Discuss: Who is Liberty National, What are our products, How do we help businesses and employees,

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Buckhead Business Show - Leadercast, World Trade Day and Foodie Entrepreneurs Duane Cummings, CEO Leadercast Topics to Discuss: 1. Womens Event 2. Leadercast Labs 3. Leadercast Expeditions 4. Rock Your Radius 5. Discover Experiences 6. Leadercast Live 2017 Web Site / Social Media Links: www.Leadercast.com www.twitter.com/leadercast www.facebook.com/leadercast https://www.linkedin.com/in/duane-cummings-34a22815/ Sam Tandon 1010 LLC, Vice President World Trade Center-Atlanta - Board of Directors Board Member, Vice President and Chair International Trade - World Trade Center | Mentor, Speaker, Lecturer Marketing | Greater Atlanta Advisory Board Council - Donald R. Tapia School of Business | Business Accelerator Coach. * Brings a Global perspective, having traveled and done International Business in America, Europe, Asia and Africa. * "Gets business" with 30+ years overall Global Business experience. Founder of 4 new ventures in different industries. * Successfully taking one of his ventures to an IPO, and listed it as a Publicly Traded Company. Topics to Discuss: 1) World Trade Day hosted by World Trade Center - Atlanta. 2) Mentor on Road at WTC, in June co-sponsored by US Dept of Commerce Commercial service. Web Site / Social Media Links: https://www.wtca.org/world-trade-center-atlanta www.linkedin.com/in/samtandon ​Jake Rothschild​ Irwin Street Community Kitchen Topics to Discuss: The Ritz Group Foodie Shark Attack May 11 @ City Club Buckhead Food & Beverage Industry & Foodie Entrepreneurs Community Kitchen & Foodie Incubator Successes from Foodie Incubator Web Site / Social Media Links: http://www.irwinstreetmarket.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/jake-rothschild-741b615/ The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO Audio Engineer: Dennis Rice Video Production:

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Buckhead Business Show - Roadblocks to Retirement and 100 Year Lifestyle Company: COUNTRY Financial Guest: Terence Dowling - Financial Represesntative Terence Dowling is a UGA grad who's been in insurance for almost 15 years now. He's been with COUNTRY Financial for 3 years where he helps his clients achieve financial security no matter where they are starting from. He takes a holistic approach, making sure he secures what they have while planning for the future. Topics/Questions: 1. Why insurance in an integral part to financial planning? 2. Roadblocks to Retirement 3. The importance of having a distribution plan as well as an accumulation plan. 4. Why most of the financial problems occur in the distribution phase. Web Site and Social Media Links: website- www.countryfinancial.com/terence.dowling facebook- https://www.facebook.com/terencedowlingcountryfinancial/ twitter- https://twitter.com/terence_dowling linkedin- https://www.linkedin.com/in/terence-dowling-531a3472/ Company: Chiropractic Healthcare of Buckhead​ ​Guest: ​​Dr Bruce Salzinger​ Our mission at Chiropractic Healthcare of Buckhead is to educate and adjust as many families and athletes as possible toward optimal health through natural subluxation based Chiropractic Care. We provide affordable, high-quality care to all people of all ages. We strive to not only correct a person's health problems, but to educate and enlighten people so that they do not encounter similar problems in the future. Topics to Discuss: Healthcare industry related Web Site: http://DrSalzinger.com The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO Audio Engineer: Dennis Rice Video Production: Steven Tyler Rubin https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-tyler-rubin-005a94115   For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: <a href="https://www.flickr.

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Buckhead Business Show - Interview with Brian Thompson CEO of CorporateKid.org Company: Corporate Kid Group Raised in Philadelphia during the turbulent early 80's when the crack epidemic started. He was educated in both the Philadelphia school system and the drug infested streets of Philly. This is the backdrop of the beginnings of Corporate Kid. As a teenager during the worst urban drug infestation in US history Brian and countless thousands like him had to make some tough choices. Not much in these environmentally challenged areas has changed in the past 35 years and that is part of what inspired Corporate Kid. Topics/Questions: The why The how Who Solutions Web Site and Social Media Links: www.CorporateKid.org https://www.facebook.com/corpkid The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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  Capital Club Radio - Interview with Reid Simpson Corporate Turnaround Specialist Reid is a seasoned financial executive with a proven track record of creating value for shareholders. His experience includes over twenty-six years of CFO positions with large and small companies across varied business information, software and services, technology and financial services in both a public and private environment. Reid’s CFO positions include those within The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, CCC Information Services, eCollege, Gogo, Asset Acceptance Capital Corporation, Career Education Corporation, and ShopperTrak. Reid was instrumental in the turnaround of Asset Acceptance Capital Corporation and successful $438.6 million sale to Encore Capital Capital Group in 2013. Reid has also led successful liquidity events at eCollege in 2010 and most recently in 2016 at ShopperTrak. Reid is a current Board member at Helix Education. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from Michigan State University. List Any Topics You Would Like to Discuss: Interview content provided in previous communication. Web Site / Social Media Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/reid-simpson-3194aa7 Capital Club Radio Hosted by: Michael Flock Sponsored by: Flock Specialty Finance Providing a forum for leaders in the middle market segment which has typically been undeserved by traditional banking. Listeners gain valuable business insights and perspectives to deal with market uncertainty. Topics include: key success factors, both personal and professional, dealing with adversity, outlook for the industry and your business. For more info about Michael Flock and Flock Specialty Finance visit: www.FlockFinance.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CapitalClubRadioShow.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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Franchise Business Radio - Interview with Social Joey and Shoney's Restaurants Company: Social Joey Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Mike McDowell, GM Ken Douglas (L) Mike McDowell (R) Mike McDowell is the General Manager of Social Joey, a social media marketing company, based just outside of Chattanooga, TN. He began his career in marketing with his family's construction business during college, and has been working in the space ever since. Mike was recruited by the Social Joey team during the development stage of the company due to his success and expertise in targeted advertising through social media, and has worked to develop the processes, and software that the company currently uses to run their day to day operations. Since inception in 2015 Social Joey has now grown to be one of the largest social media marketing firms in TN and has become a certified supplier of the International Franchise Association because of their work with Franchise companies across the U.S. Before Social Joey, Mike was the Director of Marketing for the Teachers Credit Union where he implemented a social media marketing program that accounted for over 50 million dollars in new mortgage loans in six months and a 50% increase in direct deposit memberships. Mike and his wife Megan live in Cleveland, TN and have one daughter who is 5 months old. Topics/Questions: Why social media? What happening in social media? How does a business win on social media? More to be submitted if we are selected for a show Web Site and Social Media Links: www.socialjoey.com https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/5380870/ https://www.facebook.com/socialjoey https://twitter.com/socialjoey https://plus.google.com/+Socialjoey Company: Shoney's Restaurants Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Terri Harof Director of Franchise Development Over 20 years experience building global brands and businesses. Responsibilities at Shoney's include domestic and international franchise marketing and development. Exceptionally strong decision-making, analytical, management, people, planning, negotiation, strategy and communication skills. Dedicated to providing unwavering support to our franchise partners throughout brand start-up, brand development, site selections, real estate acquisition, engineering, design, budget and operations. Shoney's is primed for significant growth and our key objectives are excellent customer service and strategic restaurant growth and profitability. Topics/Questions: Shoney's restaurants since 1947 - Where we were, where we are now and where we are going Why Shoney's Areas that are available for new restaurants and conversions Our menu and full bar component Giving Back to the community: 9th Annual Shoney's 5K Family Fun Run & Festival - Saturday May 13, 2017 Nissan Stadium in Nashville5krun.shoneys.com Web Site and Social Media Links: shoneys.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/terri-harof-9008561 https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/3962538 <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ShoneysFranchise/" target="_blank" rel="nofo...

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Buckhead Business Show - BBA Young Bucks Talk Money Management and Executive Presence Company:  The Piedmont Group of Atlanta Faizan Moosa Faizan is a financial advisor with the Piedmont Group of Atlanta. In the past couple of years in Buckhead, Faizan has found ways to impact his community by getting in leadership positions all around Atlanta in the networking scene. Today he is the President of YoungBucks, project manager for IPN, and on the membership committee for the Buckhead Club. Topics/Questions: My story on how I got involved in BBA and the impact it has had on me and my business. How the Buckhead community can be more involved with the outside communities in Atlanta so that we can all grow together. Business and networking growing together. Web Site and Social Media: financialguide.com/faizan-moosa https://www.linkedin.com/in/faizan-moosa-a4369731 https://www.facebook.com/TheFezMoosa Company:  MassMutual - The Piedmont Group Sharpe Sablon Topics to Discuss: My Story Industry Trends Web Site: www.financialguide.com/sharpe-sablon ​Company: SW&A Name and Title of Person Interviewed: ​​Hurst Williamson, Business Development Manager Graduate of Rice University (played for their lacrosse team and lead their improv comedy troupe) Topics/Questions: What is spoken communications? Topic of Storylines and Meaningful Messaging. How to check out SW&A Web Site and Social Media: www.sallywilliamson.com ​https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/519925/?pathWildcard=519925 https://business.facebook.com/ExecPresence/?business_id ​​https://twitter.com/execpresence​ The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit:

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Buckhead Business Show - Entreholic, Cold Call Reluctance and Business Development Company:  Entrecholic Brad Stevens Brad is a lifetime entrepreneur and has committed himself to the discipline, creativity and constant innovation required to achieve success. He has helped build multiple seven figure businesses in numerous domestic and international markets including B2B, B2C, physical products, software, and professional services. His most recent company, Entreholic, provides an affordable, entrepreneurial approach to helping small to medium businesses implement and execute innovative growth strategies. Entreholic is also the creator of the Top 200 Tools To Fuel Your Business Growth and the weekly Addictive Tools Series. Brad also enjoys teaching on the topic and conducts educational seminars throughout the year. Brad serves on the board of the Atlanta Chapter of the Global Entrepreneurs’ Organization where he co-chairs the Accelerator Program to help emerging companies achieve $1 Million in annual revenue within three years. He is a graduate of LEAD Atlanta Program, serves on the High Point Civic Association, and co-founded an annual charity event for breast cancer. Brad is a native of Atlanta and lives in Sandy Springs with his daughter and wife, an inspirational third grade teacher. Brad graduated Magna Cum Laude from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in Finance and Marketing. Topics/Questions: How did you end up heading down the entrepreneurial path? I really like your name, Entreholic, and it’s definitely different? Where did that come from? What challenges do you see most business owners struggle with in getting their business out of the ground and growing? How does your company help startups and small to medium businesses? The rapid growth of the freelancer market to more cost effectively execute in your business. How can business owners better leverage time, money and resources. Automate and Delegate Web Site: www.entreholic.com/pro Company: Innovative Growth Solutions Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Arthur R. Ruderman, President Born in the Bronx. Formative years on Long Island. Married high school sweetheart. Two children. Earned a joint BS degree in Business & Economics from American University (Wash. D.C.). After nine years of living in Houston, when the oil & gas industry fell below investment grade, I relocated to Atlanta this past June to be near family and formed a business development consulting firm. My company provides business development and client acquisition services. Most people consider business development activities as marketing and sales. Marketing & sales are functions of business development, whereas business development is more global and holistic. Business development initiates with a strategy that is developed from insight drawn from analysis and implemented with a well crafted execution plan. An advantage I offer clients is that I can leverage expertise from having been the owner of a mfg. company that employed 135 workers and grossed $100MM over its duration and whose business development efforts have secured $1.5bn in sales for a large global engineering & construction company and have been equally successful in scale with closely-held companies in diverse industries. My target companies are B2B closely-held small & midsize businesses in diverse industries. Topics/Questions: Why did you decide to form your own Business Development Consulting company? Why the name Innovative Growth Solutions? Can you give an example of innovation for driving business? Can you give an example of strategic innovation?

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Buckhead Business Show - Best Kept Lyft Secrets, also Concept Inc. Pros in Training Tech Talent, and Peragrin Co-Founder Company: Lyft Name and Title of Person Interviewed: ​​Sam Bond, Atlanta General Manager Guest BIO: Sam Bond is the Atlanta General Manager for Lyft. Sam is responsible for the operation of the Atlanta market area for Lyft’s business, including passenger acquisition and promotion, driver training and support, and partnerships and local government relations. Prior to joining Lyft, Sam was Group Director of Supply Chain Strategy and Portfolio Management for Coca-Cola Refreshments in Atlanta. At CCR, Sam developed the long-term strategy for Coke’s North American manufacturing and distribution operations. He also ran the capital projects approval and prioritization processes. Prior to working at Coke, Sam spent three years at Bain and Company in Atlanta, doing strategic consulting in a variety of industries, including retail, CPG, manufacturing, higher education, private equity, and financial services. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2003-2008. While deployed to Iraq, he was a scout sniper platoon commander and served as an assistant regimental intelligence officer. He graduated with an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia, and received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University. Topics/Questions: Lyft Atlanta, growth of ATL rideshare market, commuting without a car, ATL's mobility future (especially transportation as a service) Web Site and/or Social Media Links etc.: www.lyft.com https://twitter.com/Lyft_ATL https://blog.lyft.com/?tag=Atlanta&category=Cities Company Name: Concept Software and Services Inc. Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Ravindra Bhave - President/CEO Topics/Questions: 1. Why did you transition from traditional staffing into IT training. 2. Do you have some success stories to tell in your journey as a training school. 3. How do you intend to match the gap between unfilled tech jobs and lack of experienced resources. 4. How do you intend to provide jobs to your trained resources. 5. Where do you see yourself in next 3 to 5 years as a training school. 6. what is your message to those technology graduates who don't have jobs. 7. Do you intend to provide training to Veterans, disabled individuals or vocationally rehab candidates. 8. How can you convince large corporate companies to consider your trained graduates. Web Site: www.concept-inc.com Company or Product Name: Peragrin Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Tres Crow - Co-Founder Guest BIO: Tres Crow is an experienced marketing and sales professional with extensive skill in marketing, technology, entrepreneurship, and social media. Having worked successfully in a variety of fields—as a lender, banker, insurance agent, membership manager, marketing and copy-writing freelancer, as well as a sales and operations manager at both regional and national retail banks—he has a wide-ranging view of several key aspects of the business and entrepreneurial communities. He's the Co-Founder of digital mapping start-up Walkabout, Director of Marketing at Skyfire Consulting, and now the Co-Founder of the Peragrin,

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Buckhead Business Show - New Merchant Services, 3D Encryption, Divorce Your Legal Bills Company or Product Name: Titan Payments (Merchant Services) Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Brandee Little Guest BIO: Enthusiastic sales professional with a proven ability to identify and build relationships with current and potential clients. Consistent in developing relationships built on honesty, integrity and value. ALWAYS accessible and accountable. Topics/Questions to Discuss: There are certain benefits that will come from working with us. We use more than one processor which gives us so many possibilities. We can work with many types of businesses including high risk businesses. Business owners like simplicity and efficiency and this is what we like to offer, a simple way to process with assistance in installs and a personal contact. Web Site and/or Social Media Links etc.: titanpayments.com Company or Product Name: D3CRYPT3D & prePart Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Dosa Kim Topics/Questions to Discuss: How I am tied to Atlanta. 3d encryption . B2C . A service which allows people to track and protect 3d assets. With 3d printing becoming a norm . 3d files are more valuable and the creation of these products need some sort of protection . D3CRYPT3D is a solution to this problem. We see it so that a valuable file will not be reduced to just a copy and paste command. PreParti is a mobile app that uses game technology to plan your next event. We use real metrics and bring venues down to scale and allow users to plan out the next big event. Currently we are concentrating on the Atlanta market but are in talks with several groups and looking to get into conference spaces as well. Web Site and/or Social Media Links etc.: http://www.d3crypt3d.net https://twitter.com/d3crypt3dnow https://www.facebook.com/D3CRYPT3Dnow https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2aL6EooED0kGqI3oTMpa7A https://www.linkedin.com/company/d3crypt3d---3d-asset-protection?trk=biz-companies-cym http://www.preparti.net Company or Product Name: Sierra Halcyon, Inc Legal Billing Auditor Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Joshua Still, President and CEO Guest BIO: I'm a six year Army Veteran with nine years experience in compliance management and quality assurance roles. While going through a divorce I applied these skills to my legal bills and realized that my lawyer was overcharging me by about 50%. I decided to make sure as many people as possible needed access to the information I found, particularly people going through a divorce. Topics/Questions to Discuss: Common Over billing practices. how much savings one can expect if they have their bills reviewed. By what standards I recommend reductions. Web Site and/or Social Media Links: Facebook: @sierrahalcyon Twitter: @SierraHalcyon The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.

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CoFounders Podcast - Guide to Happiness and Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs Chris Butsch Company or Product Name: Book: "The Millennial's Guide to Making Happiness" Brief Description of Your Product or Service: The Millennial's Guide to Making Happiness is both a guide to happiness for Millennials and a guide to Millennials for Baby Boomers Show Topics: My story, why I wrote the book Its surprising reception by the Baby Boomer generation My meditation classes Web Site/Social Media: www.ChrisButsch.com facebook.com/mgmhbook linkedin.com/in/chrisbutsch Waukeshia Jackson Company: Jackson & Lowe Law Group, P.C. Brief Description of Your Product or Service: IP legal services for entrepreneurs Show Topics: Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs Web Site/Social Media: www.jllawgroup.com Twitter @jllawgroup Facebook @jllawgroup CoFounders Podcast Conversations with Co-Founders & Start-Ups Sponsored in part by... WeWork For more info about WeWork visit: www.wework.com/locations/atlanta/buckhead To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CoFoundersPodcast.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com (Click on the show photo album)

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  Buckhead Business Show - Lets talk Real Estate, Health, Interns and Publishing Company or Product Name: Glennda Baker & Associates Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Glennda Baker - Associate broker at Bekrshire Hathaway Home Services Guest BIO: Glennda is an Associate broker with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. She started her real estate career nearly 25 years ago. Recognized as an industry leader, Glennda has been featured on numerous top producer panels throughout Atlanta and across the U.S. In her downtime she enjoys playing Tennis and attending Atlanta Hawks basketball games with her family. Topics/Question: *How is the real estate market *Home Values, the Zestimate vs. the real value *Where is the market going Web Site and Social Media Links: www.glennda.net https://www.instagram.com/glenndabaker/ https://business.facebook.com/glenndabakerandassociates https://www.facebook.com/glenndabaker Taylor Chiropractic & Wellness Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Craig Taylor Topics/Questions: Posture/ergonomics Best way to sleep Natural anti inflammatories Web Site and/or Social Media Links: www.facebook.com/thetaylordocs       Company or Product Name: Premier Interns Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Scott Spencer Guest BIO: Scott Spencer is the Principal at ‘INK’ – spelled I.N.Q. – an award-winning marketing and design firm in Buckhead. Scott moved to Atlanta in 1984 from The University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications with a focus in Advertising, Marketing and PR, with minors in Graphic Design and Landscape Architecture. Scott Spencer is also the Principal and Executive Vice President at Premier Executives. Mr. Spencer brings over 30 years of professional experience in multiple industries, including Technology, Media, Real Estate, Human Resources, Recruiting, Career Coaching and Job Transitioning. Scott is a specialist in leveraging human and financial resources. In 2015, Scott launched Premier Executives – an Executive Recruiting firm and client at the time, who needed a new brand to target Fortune 500 and Wall Street, C-Level and Board Of Directors. Following the success of Premier Executives, Scott launched Premier Interns in 2016. Premier Interns is a service designed for students and parents, and businesses to make it easier for Students to get valuable work experience when applying for Colleges, Scholarships, Grants, Financial Aid and first-time jobs. Businesses help to create the win-win by assigning jobs in the form of projects to students who then get jobs done. Adam Welborn is an Atlanta Native with Bachelor degrees from the Atlanta College of Art and Savannah College of Art & Design focusing in Communication Design, Illustration Design and Software Applications. Adam is a Partner and Marketing Director at Premier Interns, where he oversees:  Brand Design and Development  Everything Digital and Web Site UX  Client Development and Client Management  Creative Direction  Web Site Traffic Growth  Brand Strategy  Strategic Consulting, including business plan & sales strategies. Topics/Questions:

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Driving Business Faster - Worlds Largest Classic Car Company and Business Infrastructure Company: Equilibria, Inc. Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Alicia Butler Pierre Guest BIO: Alicia Butler Pierre is the founder and CEO of Equilibria, Inc. Equilibria is a 12-year old firm specializing in business infrastructure for fast growing small businesses. Alicia applies her process experience as a Chemical Engineer to position small businesses for mega success! Committed to doing the right things the right way, Alicia's mantra is "to leave things better than you find them." Topics/Questions: How to Fall in Love with Tax Season OR How to Tap into Youthful Innovation Web Site and Social Media : www.EqbSystems.com twitter: @EquilibriaInc facebook: EQBsystems Company or Product Name: Gateway Classic Cars Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Anthony Waight - Business Development Guest BIO: Gateway Classic Cars is the largest classic car company in the world with 14 showrooms across the USA and counting with over 2,000 classic and exotics in stock . Anthony Waight- Business Development Representative has worked with the company since the Atlanta showroom opened in August 2016. Today we will learn some valuable tips on buying and selling your classic cars and what Gateway Classic Cars has to offer. Lets get started…. Topics/Questions: How the company started? When did the Atlanta Showroom open? Services Offered How has Gateway Classic Cars grown over the years? What to expect when you bring in your car Did I mention we don't charge you a commission for selling your car? Tips for Getting Your Car Ready For Sale The cars in the Atlanta Showroom Cars and Coffee Web Site and Social Media Links: www.GatewayClassicCars.com FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/GatewayClassicCars TWITTER - https://twitter.com/Gateway_Classic INSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/gatewayclassiccars YOUTUBE - https://www.youtube.com/user/GatewayClassicCars GOOGLE PLUS- https://plus.google.com/105109824479306277118 PINTEREST- https://www.pinterest.com/gatewayclassics Driving Business Faster brought to by Azul Motorsports, where you become the passenger or driver in a real race car! Broadcasting LIVE from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. Tune in live and listen to recent episodes or possibly be a guest along with Professional Race Car Driver and Talk Show Host Chris Grigalunas! Connect with the show sponsor visit: www.AzulMotorsports.com Listen to more broadcasts visit: www.DrivingBusinessFaster Submit a Show Guest Request visit: <a href="http://www.meetme.

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Planning Successfully - Business Tax Laws and Lessons More about our guest Rett Peaden: Rett’s practice focuses on helping the owners of closely-held businesses and professional services firms exit their businesses, whether that involves selling the business or transferring it to the next generation. Getting a business onto a solid footing with regard to succession planning is essential, and Rett is well-versed in sophisticated tax strategies and entity structuring techniques that may be needed. He will also advise on and guide clients through strategic acquisitions to grow their own businesses. Rett regularly counsels clients on corporate, partnership, and related tax-planning matters, including the negotiation and preparation of mergers and acquisitions agreements, the drafting of shareholders agreements, the formation of limited partnerships and limited liability companies, the structuring of inbound investment opportunities for foreign nationals, the creation and operation of private foundations and public charities, and the review and drafting of executive compensation agreements. In connection with advising the owners of closely-held businesses, Rett has developed a particular interest in the taxation of pass-through entities such as S-Corporations, partnerships, and trusts. Preserving legacy. The estate planning side of the practice, often done for the owners of closely held businesses, is highly personal, involving an individual’s legacy and the achievements of a lifetime. Rett’s purpose is to help his clients prepare for the future, provide for their families, and accomplish their long-term personal and charitable goals. In doing so, he works to develop plans that are well thought out and emphasize preserving wealth from unnecessary taxes and unanticipated risks. He knows how to take family dynamics into account, and draws insights from his work in business exit-planning and trust and estate administration to help families plan with foresight to avoid problems that could happen later on. Rett is often called upon by other professionals to advise them on the complicated income and transfer tax issues that can arise in the context of trusts and estates. On the trust and estate administration side of the practice, Rett works in both contested and uncontested matters. He assists survivors in managing their inherited wealth, and often continues to serve their families and family businesses as a trusted advisor on the basis of the confidence he inspires in them. “I want to help my clients achieve their goals and attain the best possible results given their unique circumstances.” – Rett Peaden Web site: http://www.dmqlaw.com/attorneys/peaden Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/people/iweReconnectAction About the show host: Matthew Thiry Shareholder with Davis, Matthews & Quigley, P.C Business Law; Business Litigation; Fiduciary Litigation; Arbitrator and Mediator Services “I am driven by results. I want to achieve my client’s goals as quickly and efficiently as possible, and do so in a way that’s professional.” Guiding the best business decisions. Matt Thiry understands the delicate balance between providing an environment for growth and managing risk. Prior to becoming an attorney, Matt’s background included operating businesses, as well as computer programming and related experience in the technology field. This business acumen allows him to offer legal advice with practical experience to businesses of all sizes, as well as business owners, families, and individuals. Matt is a trusted business advisor relied on by his clients as a member of their team by filling th...

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Franchise Business Radio Interview with Marc Goodin, President of Storage Authority Franchising Company: Storage Authority, LLC Self Storage Franchising Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Marc Goodin, President Guest BIO: Marc Goodin is President of Storage Authority Franchising. As a professional civil engineer he has designed commercial developments and self storage facilities for over 25 years. His self storage expertise has been fine tuned by designing, building and managing 3 self storage facility he presently owns. Marcs experience from the trenches and his expertise is apparent in his two best selling marketing and planning self storage books available on Amazon.. Marc is uniquely positioned to provide simple, straightforward and effective guidance in achieving industry-leading service and profits in the self-storage Industry. Topics/Questions: Why Self Storage for the Busy Professional How to get started in self storage How to double your profits in self Storage Storage Authority Web Site and/or Social Media Links: www.StorageAuthorityFranchise.com Facebook Twitter YouTube https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcgoodin The Franchise Business Radio show is a platform to bring together franchise professionals and resources to connect, educate, and collaborate to serve the franchise community and the franchise consumer. Spotlighting Leaders in the Franchise Industry Experts in funding, legal, marketing and consulting. Franchise Business Radio hosted by: Pam Currie, Founder www.FranchiseIntellect.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.FranchiseBusinessRadio.com To view guest photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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Buckhead Business Show - Training, Staffing, Public vs Private Cloud and Paid Search Marketing Company: Concept Software and Services Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Uday Gupte Vice President of Concept Software and Services, Inc. A persuasive and influential C-level leader with more than 26 years of achievement fueling next-level operations in multi-industry environments with up to $400M in revenue and 8 international locations. Lived in 7 countries and conducted business in 6 languages on 4 continents. Expert at managing costs down, driving up revenues and margins, accelerating product development, optimizing system availability, and leading staff to peak performance. Topics/Questions: 1. What does Concept Software and Services Inc. do? 2. How long have you been in this industry? 3. How are you different from other training/staffing services? 4. How can someone be considered for your staffing services? 5. What educational background does someone have to have to qualify for your services? 6. Do you place all over the country and internationally? 7. Do you place all over the country and internationally? Web Site and/or Social Media Links etc.: www.concept-inc.com Company Name: Peter J Fullen, CPA, PC Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Peter Fullen Topics/Questions: What is the Cloud and why are small and mid-sized moving to it? What does the cloud offer? Public vs Private Cloud Web Site and Social Media Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-j-fullen-cpa-890625 https://twitter.com/PeterJFullenCPA www.fullencpa.com     Company: Josh Bernstein Media Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Josh Bernstein Josh Bernstein is one of Atlanta's leading independent digital media consultants and a seasoned expert when it comes to paid search marketing and Google AdWords. He has a successful history working with businesses, startups & agencies who want to get their website ranked on Google's sponsored (aka paid) listings at a very reasonable cost for agency-quality level of work. His paid search umbrella includes account management, copywriting, keyword expansion, ad extensions & more. I also handle Facebook advertising, Twitter ads, LinkedIn ads plus Google display, Google remarketing, print media & media & marketing strategy/consulting. With over 13 years in advertising and over eight in digital media makes him the right choice for your paid search marketing needs. With my extensive experience in working on PPC accounts of all sizes and in every way imaginable (ad copy, ad copy rotation, keyword optimization, match type optimization, account reorganization, budget management of nearly $50 million, client reporting and more). Past clients including JCPenney, Meda Pharmaceuticals, Hooters, Mitsubishi & others can attest to the quality of my work, professionalism and integrity. Topics/Questions: What is paid search marketing and why should small businesses use it? Why is it a better channel in some cases than social media. Why should people pay for clicks when there's organic search. Why are you different than other professionals in Atlanta? Are you certified to do this and how does that happen? Why should I use an independent consultant for AdWords?

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CoFounders Podcast - South Metro Development Outlook Conference, Social Entrepreneurship and Communication Platform Muhammad Siddique Brief Description of Product or Service: We are on the mission to empower 1 Million social entrepreneurs and have enrolled 150K+ entrepreneurs in last 12+ months. We teach them how to fish for life and as a result, thousands of lives has been changed forever. Show Topics: Social Entrepreneurship Web Site/Social Media: http://meetsiddique.com http://facebook.com/siddiquem http://linkedin.com/in/meetsiddique Edward Chase Company or Product Name: i.d.e.a. Website or Social Media: linkedin.com/in/edward-chase-8b6143ba Company or Product Name: Prattle, Inc Sam Getty, CEO Brief Description of Product or Service: Prattle is an open and social communication platform that lets you be a part of quality conversations and connects you with like-minded people, based on shared interests. Show Topics: Story, product, mission, and what's next Web Site: www.LetsPrattle.com Michael Hightower South Metro Development Outlook Conference South Metro Development Outlook (SMDO) is the brainchild of Michael Hightower who is the Managing Partner at The Collaborative Firm, a land use planning, program management and real estate development company located in East Point, Georgia. SMDO serves as a platform to convene elected officials and industry professionals with a common interest in examining and discussing relevant growth-related issues in the southern crescent. It highlights the following seven South Metro counties and the southern part of Atlanta: Clayton, Coweta, Douglas, Fayette, Henry, Spalding and South Fulton. Each year, South Metro Development Outlook features highly acclaimed industry experts and government officials providing invaluable information on topics of interest. Show Topics: South Metro Development Outlook marks 15 years in 2017. Discussion can center around some of the highlights of South Metro accomplishments within the last 15 years, including a boom in the film industry; MARTA transit services in Clayton County (the first expansion of MARTA outside Fulton and DeKalb counties since MARTA began operating in 1971 and the Google Data Center in Douglas County. Web Site: www.southmetrooutlook.com CoFounders Podcast Conversations with Co-Founders & Start-Ups Sponsored in part by... WeWork For more info about WeWork visit: www.wework.com/locations/atlanta/buckhead To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CoFoundersPodcast.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com (Click on the show photo album)

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Buckhead Business Show - Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce along with Financial and Performance Experts Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Santiago Marquez - Vice President/CFO Santiago is Vice President and CFO for the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He has been in the non-profit sector for over 20 years ad has been with the chamber since 2008. Topics/Questions: History of the GHCC Current number of members / size of the chamber Services offered to members What events will be held this year? How do you obtain membership Web Site: www.ghcc.org Ashfrod Advisors Kenny Vasquez - Financial Representative Kenny Vasquez is a Financial Representative with Ashford Advisors, a general agency of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, New York, NY and he specializes in helping families and business owners protect what's important through life and disability insurance. Topics/Questions: Tell us a little about your business How long have you been a member of the chamber and what do you do for them? How has being a member of the GHCC helped your business? Web Site: www.AshfordAdvisors.net Performance Strategies, Inc. Diane Bogino, President Like you, behavior expert, Diane Bogino, has seen the spectrum of team performance. What is it that makes a team function really well? Is it that once-a-year bonding retreat? Is it as simple as mutual respect? Is it good team morale? Or is there a different story? Almost three decades of experience as a coach, a behavioral scientist, an entrepreneur, gaining expertise in human resources, and working in a variety of industries affords Diane a perspective for business and teams that is rare in the coaching field. Unlike many coaches, Diane understands that addressing the team as a unit and placing a focus on each team member’s needs is the only way to achieve full balance, harmony, and productivity for a high performing team. Topics/Questions: 1.You work a lot with teams, but how is what you do different from the normal let’s join hands and sing “kumbaya” team building programs? 2.Can you give us a brief description of how you address both? 3.Can you explain what you mean by X-Ray and what else it reveals? 4.Hmmm, So the CEO can view the team in their underwear! 5.You are a behavioral scientist and you work with executives, don’t they already know how to behave? 6.Can you give us an example? 7.What are some recommendations for organizations going through changes? 8.Can you elaborate on that for us? 9.How does that translate in the corporate world? Web Site and Social Media Links: Web Site: www.performstrat.com Twitter: @BoginoD LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/diane-bogino-b99232 The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.

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Capital Club Radio - Special Episode Interview with Walt Collins from the 2017 DBA International Conference A Model of Personal and Professional Perseverance, Walt Collins Shares His Story Featuring: Walt Collins, Founder of Collins Financial Listen to Walt Collins, a prominent figure in the debt buying industry and founder of Collins Financial. In this interview, he shares his insights, vision and how he has personally been changed through years of living and breathing this business. Walt shares his successes and challenges as he makes his second entrée in the debt buying industry. Here is a glimpse of what Walt shared in the interview. Walt discusses the aftermath of his exit from his first debt buying company; “It took the private equity firm about five and half years to run the company in the ground, and my poor people were losing jobs and losing the opportunity …” Walt shares his wife’s “miracle” that changed his life. “You hear them tell you,’… you really have to get with hospice; you’re not going to keep her around much longer.’ And then shortly after, they called to say, ’We have a liver for her and we need your acceptance. Yes, or no, right now!’ Linkedin:   https://www.linkedin.com/in/walt-collins-99001549 About Capital Club Radio Hosted by: Michael Flock Sponsored by: Flock Specialty Finance Providing a forum for leaders in the middle market segment which has typically been undeserved by traditional banking. Listeners gain valuable business insights and perspectives to deal with market uncertainty. Topics include: key success factors, both personal and professional, dealing with adversity, outlook for the industry and your business. For more info about Michael Flock and Flock Specialty Finance visit: www.FlockFinance.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CapitalClubRadioShow.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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Capital Club Radio - Special Episode Interview with Bob Morris from the 2017 DBA International Conference Bob Morris, CEO and founder of Oliphant Financial and co-founder of Beam software takes center stage with Michael Flock in the current episode of Capital Club Radio. Bob discusses his history in the debt buying industry as well as his view that any venture in this competitive and evolving space must be positioned for change and diversification. He shares how this philosophy has impacted the way he has managed the products and ventures he has developed over the years. Here is a glimpse of what Bob shared in the interview. Bob shares with Michael his thoughts about the early years at Oliphant: “Well before CFPB ever became the thing, or had any impact on this business… we were misleadingly friendly in our letters, but we wanted to immediately differentiate ourselves from being any sort of an old guard agency… and I’d like to think that’s how this business actually revolutionized the ARM industry.” Bob comments on some of the biggest changes he has seen in the debt buying industry: “the biggest thing that happened was the qualitative measurements of paper – [the] method of quantifying it and qualifying it as a purchasable asset – changed. Bank recovery managers would sell at various stages of the recovery cycle, which means you’ve got a huge price differential” Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-morris-01273b11 About Capital Club Radio Hosted by: Michael Flock Sponsored by: Flock Specialty Finance Providing a forum for leaders in the middle market segment which has typically been undeserved by traditional banking. Listeners gain valuable business insights and perspectives to deal with market uncertainty. Topics include: key success factors, both personal and professional, dealing with adversity, outlook for the industry and your business. For more info about Michael Flock and Flock Specialty Finance visit: www.FlockFinance.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CapitalClubRadioShow.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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Capital Club Radio - Back to the Future: Past Debt Buyer Association (DBA) Presidents discuss history and future of DBA 00:00 Announcer: On behalf of the Pro Business Channel, we're excited to welcome Michael Flock, the host of Capital Club Radio. Broadcasting on Pro Business Channel networks out of Atlanta, and on nine syndicated platforms including iTunes, Google Play and iHeartRadio. And recently interviewed on NPR. And now, live from the 20th annual DBA conference, please welcome Chairman and CEO of FLOCK Specialty Finance, Michael Flock. [applause] 00:27 Michael Flock: Good morning, good morning. We at FLOCK Specialty Finance believe in the power of community, and that's why a little over a year ago we started a radio show called the Capital Club Radio Show, to build a community of thought leaders, of creative people in this industry who have made a difference for the Debt Buyers Association and others in the accounts receivable management sector. We talk about lessons learned, the successes and failures of the different companies, of the different leaders in this space, and we convert these broadcasts to podcast, which we distribute to the few thousand followers we have, and then we also distribute the podcast to our guests, and they can use the podcast as they see fit. 01:08 MF: This morning I am absolutely honored to be here today, hosting the Capital Club Radio Show, as we help celebrate 20 years of the Debt Buyers Association, or DBA. We're celebrating 20 years of connections, 20 years of trust, 20 years of building a new industry. And, if you're a Falcons fan like me, maybe you're celebrating 20 years of drinking. [laughter] 01:36 MF: To be more serious, this has been an incredible roller-coaster of 20 years for all of us. There have been good times and bad times, we've seen periods of great supply, we've seen periods of very tight supply. Periods of low prices and high prices. Periods of loose regulation, and periods of very onerous regulation. So we've thrived and survived in large part, thanks to the leaders of the Debt Buyers Association, some of whom are sitting right here, and also the members and staff of the total Debt Buyers Association. DBA, I think, has been essential to this industry. It's been essential in defining it, supporting it, and helping grow, and helping legitimize it. 02:25 MF: In our company, FLOCK Specialty Finance, we talk a lot about the power and importance of passion and perseverance, which drive performance. And I can't think of five better leaders today who represent passion, perseverance, and performance than Walt Collins, Bob Morris, Mike Bendickson, Kaye Dreifuerst, and Todd Lansky. And we also wanna recognize, Dennis, sitting right here, who helped start this association. He had the idea for the Debt Buyers Association, I think, along with these folks. So it was his idea that brings us here today. So Dennis, thank you very much for that idea, and 20 years later we're celebrating it, it's now a reality. 03:17 MF: But without the passion and perseverance, there's no way this industry would ever have come so far from the gunslinger culture of the past, to the more professional, more consumer friendly culture, than the debt buying and collection industry that we are today. So, I think in general, the evolution of the past 20 years has been steady, but obviously not without its challenges, which we're gonna discuss here in a few minutes. And Jan Stieger shared with me some very interesting and positive statistics. According to Jan, our Executive Director, who you just heard from, there were only 60 members back in 1997, and today, there are 546. At our first annual conference, there were only 125 attendees, and today we're gonna be close to 900. 04:08 MF: So in spite of the recent consolidation in our industry, due to a drop of supply of consumer charged-off ...

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Live from Las Vegas!  Capital Club Radio - Special Episode Interview with Lou DiPalma from the 2017 DBA International Conference Lou DiPalma: A Risk Avoider Who Serves Risk Takers Michael Flock talks with industry expert, Lou DiPalma, the founder and managing partner of Garnet Capital Advisors. Michael probes his thoughts and insights concerning the debt sales industry - the evolution and impact of regulations and the future for the industry at large.  Michael also explores Lou's business model and how Garnet is adapting to provide support and help its clients take the risk out of their investments.   Here is a glimpse of what Lou shared in the interview. Lou shares: "the people who take money, OPM, "other people's money", invest it and make money... I have a lot of respect for them...." Clients say, "We like you because you take our assets, you deconstruct them, and then it's very transparent as to who you show it to, the price, and how deals get done. Rather than you buying it, and then making $10 million and then nobody knows what happens." Lou discusses his views on his business: "We feel responsible for everything. So, if I had to say what our best feature is and what our worst feature is, it's responsibility. Sometimes it's like, "Okay just get it done." But our best client is a partner. It's somebody who we've dealt with for a long time and there's a level of trust there that we're just going to... We take their assets and we say, "If this was ours, what would we do?" Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/loudipalma About Capital Club Radio Hosted by Michael Flock, Chairman & CEO of FLOCK Specialty Finance, Capital Club Radio provides a forum for leaders in the middle market segment which has typically been underserved by traditional banking. Capital Club Radio provides listeners an opportunity to gain valuable business insights and perspectives to deal with market uncertainty. Topics will include: key success factors, both personal and professional, dealing with adversity, outlook for the industry and your business. Hosted by: Michael Flock Sponsored by: Flock Specialty Finance Providing a forum for leaders in the middle market segment which has typically been undeserved by traditional banking. Listeners gain valuable business insights and perspectives to deal with market uncertainty. Topics include: key success factors, both personal and professional, dealing with adversity, outlook for the industry and your business. For more info about Michael Flock and Flock Specialty Finance visit: www.FlockFinance.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CapitalClubRadioShow.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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Buckhead Business Show - A Real Estate Investor, a Creative Connector and a Mentalist Walked into our Studio Company: 100 Percent Financed Juan Pablo - Real Estate Investor & Online Entrepreneur. Juan Graduated college broke, bad credit, and no job. Moved to NYC with an intense desire to become a real estate investor. Learned how to invest out of state in profitable markets. Quit my day job at 30 years old with 30 rental units in my portfolio. Then, I created 100 Percent Financed to help people succeed financially via education, credit repair, and business funding. Now, I have 63 rental units and speak nationally. Topics/Questions: How to creatively invest in real estate. How to invest in other markets. How to run real estate investing as an entrepreneur without it demanding your physical presence. How to repair your own credit. How to get business funding in 30 days or less. How to get started in real estate. How to get started in real estate with no money and bad credit. Web Site and Social Media Links: http://100percentfinanced.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Pl8TV9HQI2PGXaEciWSgw https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/100-percent-financed-podcast/id985431893?mt=2 facebook.com/100percentfinanced Compise Productions, LLC Nick Compise - Mentalist Throughout time, people have been fascinated with the possibility of reading someone's mind. My guest makes this a reality with two incredible services. He is regarded as the world's premier mind reader who can read people’s thoughts, influence their actions, and predict the future. His talents capture the imagination of people of all walks of life and is in constant demand all over the country as an Entertainer and Micro Expression/ Body Language Instructor. Topics/Questions: I want to talk about my two services of Entertainment and Instruction for the corporate world.     1. How long have I been an entertainer and an Instructor? 2. What kind of entertainment I provide? 3. Where I perform? 4. What kind of Instruction I provide? 5. What are some of the benefits of knowing how to read Micro Expressions and Body Language? 6. Who and where do I provide this instruction for? 7. What city I am based out of? Web Site and/or Social Media Links: www.NickCompise.com DSG & Associates, LLC Connecting People to People and Ideas To Results Deborah Schwartz Griffin, Founder/CEO Deborah is a proven consultative sales and business development leader successful at building trusting relationships, identifying clients needs, developing solutions, following up to make sure she delivers on all promises. Deborah has increased revenues for world-class companies and organizations in the industries of food service, business advisory accounting, trade associations, meeting and events, broadcast sales, print, graphic design, social media, news & production for over 25 years. Her focus has been in strategic business development; consultative relationship selling; building partnerships & alliances; and, helping and serving others. Whether through her consulting business she founded in 2001, DSG & Associates, LLC or working directly for an organization, Deborahs clients say she has delivered significant value because she is a change-maker persistent in her follow-up,...

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Planning Successfully – Restrictive Agreements - Non-compete, Non-solicitation and Non-Disclosure More about our guest Rett Peaden: Rett’s practice focuses on helping the owners of closely-held businesses and professional services firms exit their businesses, whether that involves selling the business or transferring it to the next generation. Getting a business onto a solid footing with regard to succession planning is essential, and Rett is well-versed in sophisticated tax strategies and entity structuring techniques that may be needed. He will also advise on and guide clients through strategic acquisitions to grow their own businesses. Rett regularly counsels clients on corporate, partnership, and related tax-planning matters, including the negotiation and preparation of mergers and acquisitions agreements, the drafting of shareholders agreements, the formation of limited partnerships and limited liability companies, the structuring of inbound investment opportunities for foreign nationals, the creation and operation of private foundations and public charities, and the review and drafting of executive compensation agreements. In connection with advising the owners of closely-held businesses, Rett has developed a particular interest in the taxation of pass-through entities such as S-Corporations, partnerships, and trusts. Preserving legacy. The estate planning side of the practice, often done for the owners of closely held businesses, is highly personal, involving an individual’s legacy and the achievements of a lifetime. Rett’s purpose is to help his clients prepare for the future, provide for their families, and accomplish their long-term personal and charitable goals. In doing so, he works to develop plans that are well thought out and emphasize preserving wealth from unnecessary taxes and unanticipated risks. He knows how to take family dynamics into account, and draws insights from his work in business exit-planning and trust and estate administration to help families plan with foresight to avoid problems that could happen later on. Rett is often called upon by other professionals to advise them on the complicated income and transfer tax issues that can arise in the context of trusts and estates. On the trust and estate administration side of the practice, Rett works in both contested and uncontested matters. He assists survivors in managing their inherited wealth, and often continues to serve their families and family businesses as a trusted advisor on the basis of the confidence he inspires in them. “I want to help my clients achieve their goals and attain the best possible results given their unique circumstances.” – Rett Peaden Web site: http://www.dmqlaw.com/attorneys/peaden Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/people/iweReconnectAction About the show host: Matthew Thiry Shareholder with Davis, Matthews & Quigley, P.C Business Law; Business Litigation; Fiduciary Litigation; Arbitrator and Mediator Services “I am driven by results. I want to achieve my client’s goals as quickly and efficiently as possible, and do so in a way that’s professional.” Guiding the best business decisions. Matt Thiry understands the delicate balance between providing an environment for growth and managing risk. Prior to becoming an attorney, Matt’s background included operating businesses, as well as computer programming and related experience in the technology field. This business acumen allows him to offer legal advice with practical experience to businesses of all sizes, as well as business owners, families, and individuals. Matt is a trusted business advisor relied on by his clients as a member of their team b...

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Capital Club Radio - Tom Fricke Talks about Balanced Leadership, Decision Making and Execution   Mr. Fricke is an energetic, versatile Senior Operating Executive with over 25 years of outstanding performance in leading transformational change in both domestic and international markets at highly competitive consumer products and retail organizations. Dynamic, well-rounded general manager who quickly analyzes complex businesses and develops and articulates a clear vision for success. Identifies strong leaders, builds cohesive teams, and inspires and motivates all to achieve exceptional long-term, sustainable business results. So with all these interesting experiences, from the Navy to corporate and now as an entrepreneur and a consultant to some start-up companies, now hear how Tom developed his philosophy of balanced leadership. Connect with Tom via Linkedin (To read the full Interview show transcription, scroll down under the photos) Capital Club Radio Hosted by: Michael Flock Sponsored by: Flock Specialty FinanceProviding a forum for leaders in the middle market segment which has typically been undeserved by traditional banking.Listeners gain valuable business insights and perspectives to deal with market uncertainty. Topics include: key success factors, both personal and professional, dealing with adversity, outlook for the industry and your business.For more info about Michael Flock and Flock Specialty Finance visit: www.FlockFinance.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CapitalClubRadioShow.comTo view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com To read the full Interview show transcription, scroll down under the photos Capital Club Radio 01-24-17 Interview with Tom Fricke (Show Transcript) 00:07 Intro: Broadcasting live from the Pro Business Channel Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, it's time for Capital Club Radio brought to you by FLOCK Specialty Finance. Please welcome your host, Chairman and CEO, Michael Flock. 00:24 Michael Flock: Good morning and welcome to Capital Club Radio. We are delighted today to have one of our most distinguished investors of FLOCK, Tom Fricke. Tom is a successful CEO and leader in business, and also his personal life. He's got a very engaging story about how he's developed this philosophy of balanced leadership. And he did that through several years in some very important companies like HMSHost, where he was CEO. It's a North American and market leader in airport and turnpike concessions. Revenues of $2.5 billion dollars. He was also CEO of Cartridge World, the largest retailer of re-manufactured and refilled ink cartridges. He was also VP of Asset Protection at Home Depot, and Chief Administrative Officer at Giant Eagle, and held multiple senior positions at Pepsi. 01:23 MF: Recently, he's transitioned from kinda the pure corporate world to one of advising. He has a company now called Fricke Consulting, and he is currently working with Morgan Stanley Private Equity on acquisitions in food services. He's also a strategic advisor to the board of a spa and wellness center company, and now also working closely with an e-commerce business platform that is entering a new vertical. Tom is a graduate of the US Naval Academy, and also obtained his MBA from Stanford University. So Tom, tell me about,

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Buckhead Business Show - From Branding and Experience Design to Farmstar Living Company: Nine Labs Name of Person to be Interviewed: J Cornelius Guest BIO: J is a brand strategist, experience designer, and business consultant. He’s been building digital products for the web since 1996, and has been credited with creating multiple things web designers and developers take for granted today. He’s the Founder and CEO of Nine Labs, a digital experience design and strategy consultancy based in Atlanta, GA. He speaks at conferences around the world, sits on the advisory board for The Iron Yard, and has served as a startup mentor at Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center. Previously, he was the VP of Operations at CoffeeCup Software where he helped grow the company from a fledgling startup to a multi-national with over 50,000,000 users worldwide, and was the President of Bluedomino web hosting which grew from zero to over 25,000 accounts before being acquired in 2002. He started his first business in high school and never looked back. Topics/Questions to Discuss: Branding and experience design for startups and enterprise innovation groups. Web Site and/or Social Media Links: NineLabs.com jcornelius.com twitter.com/jc Company: Farmstar Living Name of Person to be Interviewed: Mary Blackmon Topics/Questions to Discuss: farm and fresh food etc. Web Site: FarmStarLiving.com The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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David Windecher, The Windecher Firm, Author of  “The American Dream : HisStory in the Making” and Former Guest on Atlanta Legal Experts Appears on New CBS Reality T.V. Show - Hunted About Hunted Hunted follows nine teams of two in a real-life manhunt as they attempt the nearly impossible task of disappearing in today’s vast digital world as highly skilled investigators combine state-of-the-art tracking methods with traditional tactics to pursue and catch them. From searching their targets’ homes and scouring their internet and cell phone histories, to identifying behavioral patterns, Hunters in the field and Command Center investigators work together to identify clues to potential hiding places and collaborators that can ultimately lead to capture. Will the anxiety of being fugitives on the run cause teams to make a critical error, or will they be able to stay off the grid long enough to avoid being found within 100,000 square miles of the southeastern United States? A grand prize of $250,000 will be awarded to each team that successfully evades being caught for up to 28 days. David Windecher grew up impoverished in the streets of Miami.  Surrounded by rampant crime and little opportunity, David chose a life of vice and violence out of desperation. David was first arrested at age eleven.  Over the following eight years, David was further seduced by a dark street life racked with violence, drugs and money.  What started as desperate measures to feed his family of six turned into a criminal lifestyle.  Windecher joined a gang, sold dope, built and masterminded a crime ring and was arrested 13 times. David Lee Windecher risked his life and the lives of his family to leave the gang.  He beat the self-imposed negative cycle of street life through sheer will and commitment to be better. He vanquished self-doubt and conquered his deep fears of fitting in at school to pursue an education. In 2005, David graduated summa cum laude from college and proceeded to graduate from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta. On May 25, 2014, David Lee Windecher took the Oath of Attorney in the very same court room he had appeared fifteen years earlier in handcuffs and an orange jumpsuit.  He is now a licensed attorney in both Georgia and Florida. David has chronicled his transformation from defendant to defense attorney in a compelling new book entitled “The AmerIcan Dream – HisStory in the Making.”  David wrote this book to detail the challenges facing kids and teens growing up in poverty and in tough neighborhoods. His book is now serving as required reading in Atlanta metro area court ordered rehabilitation programs. David also mentors non-violent teen offenders in the Atlanta metro area. He is the founder of RED, Inc. (Rehabilitation Enables Dreams), a non-profit organization which sponsors GED programs for young juveniles facing non-violent criminal charges and capable of rehabilitation through an education. RED, Inc.’s mission is to decrease recidivism and increase literacy among America’s youth. David is the recipient of the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction award in both 2013 and 2014. David is also the recipient of the “40 Under 40” Award by both Georgia Trend Magazine and the Atlanta Business Chronicle.David Windecher is a business owner, HLN Legal Analyst and motivational speaker. Windecher speaks passionately about rehabilitation of youthful offenders, the “ban the box” initiative and solving America’s gang problem. Website Twitter LinkedIn Atlanta Legal Experts Radio Show where attorneys com...

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CoFounders Podcast - The Guest Experience, Your Target Audience and The Dessert Place Taylor Romero Company or Product Name: Sprucebot Brief Description of Your Product or Service: The guest experience bot Show Topics: Brick-and-mortar vs e-commerce. Why Amazon Go will not win. Web Site: sprucebot.com Marisa Meddin Company or Product Name: The Dessert Place Brief Description of Product or Service: Desserts; primarily mail order; direct to consumer Show Topics: My/my mother & godmother's story Web Site/Social Media: FB: @thedessertplaceatl Insta: @thedessertplaceatl Twitter: dessertplaceatl K.M. Howard Company or Product Name: Ekthesi Advertising & Consulting Firm Brief Description of Your Product or Service: By providing Advertising Solutions and Business Consulting, we know precisely how to reach your target audience. Show Topics: Who is in Ekthesi Advertising's target market? What makes you different? Are your services expensive? Web Site/Social Media: EkthesiAdvertising.com Facebook.com/EkthesiAdvertising CoFounders Podcast Conversations with Co-Founders & Start-Ups Sponsored in part by... WeWork For more info about WeWork visit: www.wework.com/locations/atlanta/buckhead To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CoFoundersPodcast.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com (Click on the show photo album)

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Buckhead Business Show - Lessons from a Polo Player and Wealth Manager Company: Supporting Your Choices, Inc. Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Mike Sena CFP(r), Senior Planner, Supporting Your Choices, Inc. Guest BIO: Father, author, speaker, radio personality, polo player and wealth manager. I figured out pretty quick that the Fortune 500 was not for me, and I have been on my own since I was 25. I've started and operated four different businesses, and over the years have learned the value of process, common sense and flexibility. I love having conversations about money and life, and help my clients make the most of what they have, live more in the present and feel comfortable and secure with a process that fits their objectives and situation. Topics/Questions to Discuss: The different businesses I have started. Why I got out of corporate America. How I got here. Polo What's next? Web Site: MikeSenaCFP.com The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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First Ever "On-Site" Broadcast of the CoFounders & StartUp Show with a LIVE audience! To view the full CoFounders Matchup Broadcast, Click Here! CoFoundersLab Matchup held in 45 cities and 5 countries comes to Atlanta! The event connects co-founders, advisers, and interns to build strong, core startup teams. Connect now with a potential core team member by creating your free profile on CoFoundersLab.com Among the panel experts are: Sangram Vajre CoFounder of Terminus, Author of Account Based Marketing Founder of Flip My Funnel and Inc Columnist. https://www.linkedin.com/in/sangramvajre Cassius Butts Executive In Residence at Georgia State University J. Mack Robinson College of Business Former Regional Administrator - U.S. Small Business Administration https://www.linkedin.com/in/cassiusbutts Jim Beach Founder and Host of the School for Startups Radio Show Syndicated Radio Show on 12 Am/Fm Markets Devoted to Small Business Web Sites and Social Media https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesabeach   Matthew Thiry Attorney/Shareholder, Davis, Matthews & Quigley, P.C. Business Law; Fiduciary Litigation; Arbitrator and Mediator Services https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewthiry J Cornelius Founder and CEO / Nine Labs Helping startups transform ideas from the napkin to revenue. President Atlanta Web Design Group (3K+ members) https://www.linkedin.com/in/jcornelius Panel Moderators: Rich Casanova Broadcaster, Talk Show Host Chief Operations Manager, Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova Craig Williams Mensch/Social Architect VP of Media Partnerships, Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/owginc For a full list of our events visit:  ProBusinessEvents.com CoFounders Podcast Conversations with Co-Founders & Start-Ups Sponsored in part by... WeWork For more info about WeWork visit: www.wework.com/locations/atlanta/buckhead To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CoFoundersPodcast.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com (Click on the show photo album)  

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Franchise Business Radio - Zaxby's Atlanta and the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research On this episode and interview with Charlotte Haigler, Zaxby's Atlanta Co-Op Topics to Discuss: Zaxby's Atlanta Co-Op has signed on as the Presenting Sponsor of Rally Idol 2, an evening of live musical performances by children fighting cancer, to benefit the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research. ZAXBY’S NAMED PRESENTING SPONSOR FOR RALLY IDOL 2! HOSTED BY THE RALLY FOUNDATION FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER RESEARCH American Idol Alumni Clark Beckham, Haley Reinhart, Casey Abrams and Anthony Federov to serve as celebrity judges ATLANTA – The Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research announced today that Zaxby’s will be the presenting sponsor of Rally Idol 2, a rocking night of live musical performances on Saturday, January 28, by the most brave kids in Atlanta. Rally Kids, kids who are fighting or who have fought cancer, will be the stars of Rally Idol 2 as they take the stage in front hundreds of fans at The Buckhead Theatre to perform “American Idol style” with a live band. American Idol alumni Clark Beckham, Haley Reinhart, Casey Abrams and Anthony Federov will act as celebrity judges, giving their feedback after each performance. The live audience at the Buckhead Theatre will “vote” on their phones throughout the evening to support childhood cancer research. Each vote is a donation and every Rally Kid is a winner! Tickets for Rally Idol 2 are $20 for single admission and $80 for a family pass. To learn more about Rally Idol 2 or to purchase tickets, visit RallyIdol.org or follow @RallyIdol on Facebook and Twitter. “I love the mission of the Rally Foundation and raising funds specifically for childhood cancer research,” said Charlotte Haigler, licensee of the Atlanta Zaxby’s co-op. “Childhood cancer affects so many in our community. We need more research money to go directly to stopping childhood cancer. I have a passion for Rally Idol and the awareness it brings to the children affected by cancer. It is a night of fun, music, fundraising and highlighting the exceptional singers and their talent. I have tremendous respect for the family that has so lovingly started Rally Idol and their selfless donation of time and energy. I believe their mission fits the Zaxby's brand perfectly!” The first Rally Idol, a sold out event with more than 800 in attendance, made its debut in 2014 and raised $60,000 for childhood cancer research. Rally Idol 2 is the vision of 13 year-old Courtney Roach and her older sister, Emily. “We were inspired to do something big and amazing for my friend (Rally Kid) Ruby and for families like Ruby’s who are fighting or have fought cancer,” said Courtney. “We are thrilled to have Zaxby’s as a partner in the all-important fight against childhood cancer. There will be much to celebrate – Courtney’s and Emily’s vision, Zaxby’s generosity, stars giving back and talented kids affected by cancer pursuing their dreams,” said Dean Crowe, CEO and Founder of the Rally Foundation. “I am impressed that Courtney has brought together one of the nation’s fastest growing restaurants in Zaxby’s with these former American Idols, and even more impressed watching the talented Rally Kids perform at rehearsals. It is going to be an amazing night.” About Zaxby’s Enjoying great chicken in an atmosphere where you could be yourself? That’s what childhood friends Zach McLeroy and Tony Townley wanted to achieve when they founded Zaxby’s back in the 1990s. Many years and locations later, Zaxby’s is still delivering on that promise: to serve delicious chicken fingers, wings, sandwiches and salads in a fun, offbeat atmosphere where we welcome customers as friends. As of December 2016,

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Buckhead Business Show - Leadership, Business Automation and How Money Works Company or Product Name: Ball of Fire Inc. - Shift to Riches in 2017 Programs Guest Bernadette Boas: Bernadette Boas is known as a ball of fire leadership coach to corporate and entrepreneurial companies and their leaders. She is a compelling keynote speaker, radio host and author who transforms lives through her own personal and professional journey of success and losing it all. She is the founder of Ball of Fire Media a media and entertainment company, and Ball of Fire Consulting, a business management and leadership growth company focused on igniting leaders to achieve massive results for their organizations and themselves. With what she called her pink slip to freedom from her twenty-five year corporate career, Bernadette authored her first in a series of books entitled Shedding the Corporate Bitch, Shifting from Bitch to Rich in Life and Business. She most recently finished adapting her book into a feature film screenplay entitled Confessions of a Bitch! Bernadette currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia which she has called her home for twenty years, and can often be seen running around town with her four-legged best friend, Charlie. Topics to Discuss: I have to ask - what provoked you to write such a personal story in your book, Shedding the Corporate Bitch? How do you leverage that message today within your coaching, consulting and speaking business? What is the biggest lesson you learned and now coach your corporate and entrepreneurial professionals to heed? What should business owners and corporate professionals be focusing on currently, as they kick off a new year? What tips or advice do you have for them? Can you tell us about your Shift to Riches Program and what professionals can achieve from it? Web Site and/or Social Media Links: www.BallofFireInc.com www.SheddingtheBitch.com Facebook.com/ShifttoRich Twitter.com/ShedtheBitch https://www.linkedin.com/in/bernadetteboas Company or Product Name: Iron Isle Associates Business Process Mapping and Automation Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Steve Woodruff Steve is a serial entrepreneur, he’s owned businesses in technology, food service, construction, and the not-for-profit sector; plus, worked with clients in franchising, light manufacturing, marketing, medical, professional services, and much more. His current business stems from what’s common to all that varied experience - process. Tell us a bit about what Iron Isle does? Discuss our 5P framework - Policy, Process, Procedure, Productivity and Profit. Explain our step-by-step approach and how it pays back. What kinds of businesses are you working with now? Web Site: http://IronIsleAssociates.com   Company or Product Name: Rich Hart Global Inc. / Evalucore Institute Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Rich Hart Rich Hart: Business Dynamics Coach, International Real Estate Broker, Wealth Consultant, Speaker ABR, GRI, SRS, CIPS, CRB, MRP, CIIIS, SRES, RLI, SFR, C-RETS, RENE, GREEN & International NAR/ REBAC Training Consultant Rich is a prominent Business Dynamics Coach, International Real Estate Broker and Finance/ Wealth Consultant.

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Planning Successfully – The Do’s and Don’ts of Selling Your Business - Part 2 On this episode an interview with Rett Peaden. Representations and Warranties / Indemnification  What are these?  Why should a seller be concerned?  Personal liability Real Estate  Own / Rent  Different holding company?  Selling the real estate with the operating business? Trade Secrets / Intellectual Property  Does your business have these? Almost certainly to some extent.  How are these being protected? Third-Party Contracts  Suppliers, distributors, subcontractors, customers, etc.  Do you have written contracts? Well-written?  Are these, assignable, terminable, renewable? More about our guest Rett Peaden: Rett’s practice focuses on helping the owners of closely-held businesses and professional services firms exit their businesses, whether that involves selling the business or transferring it to the next generation. Getting a business onto a solid footing with regard to succession planning is essential, and Rett is well-versed in sophisticated tax strategies and entity structuring techniques that may be needed. He will also advise on and guide clients through strategic acquisitions to grow their own businesses. Rett regularly counsels clients on corporate, partnership, and related tax-planning matters, including the negotiation and preparation of mergers and acquisitions agreements, the drafting of shareholders agreements, the formation of limited partnerships and limited liability companies, the structuring of inbound investment opportunities for foreign nationals, the creation and operation of private foundations and public charities, and the review and drafting of executive compensation agreements. In connection with advising the owners of closely-held businesses, Rett has developed a particular interest in the taxation of pass-through entities such as S-Corporations, partnerships, and trusts. Preserving legacy. The estate planning side of the practice, often done for the owners of closely held businesses, is highly personal, involving an individual’s legacy and the achievements of a lifetime. Rett’s purpose is to help his clients prepare for the future, provide for their families, and accomplish their long-term personal and charitable goals. In doing so, he works to develop plans that are well thought out and emphasize preserving wealth from unnecessary taxes and unanticipated risks. He knows how to take family dynamics into account, and draws insights from his work in business exit-planning and trust and estate administration to help families plan with foresight to avoid problems that could happen later on. Rett is often called upon by other professionals to advise them on the complicated income and transfer tax issues that can arise in the context of trusts and estates. On the trust and estate administration side of the practice, Rett works in both contested and uncontested matters. He assists survivors in managing their inherited wealth, and often continues to serve their families and family businesses as a trusted advisor on the basis of the confidence he inspires in them. “I want to help my clients achieve their goals and attain the best possible results given their unique circumstances.” – Rett Peaden Web site: http://www.dmqlaw.com/attorneys/peaden Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/people/iweReconnectAction About the show host: Matthew Thiry Shareholder with Davis, Matthews & Quigley, P.C Business Law; Business Litigation; Fiduciary Litigation; Arbitrator and Mediator Services

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Buckhead Business Show - Social Selling, Lead Generation, Digital Advertising and Marketing   Interview with Phil Bush Company or Product Name: MavRen Sales & Marketing Guest BIO: Phil Bush is a Recognized Thought Leader in the Area of Sales & Marketing Process Creation, Development, and Enhancement. His Blog- www.dailysalesthoughts.com and his Radio Show - Sales Execution Optimization - The New SEO https://goo.gl/clwszs - Draw Readers and Listeners from around the World. He works with companies and individuals on Taking them from where they are today to an Enhanced State to take into Account the Social Selling Paradigm of the year 2016 Topics/Questions: How has Sales Change in recent times with the advent of Social Selling? What are the Elements for every seller, regardless of product or service, need to focus on in this day and age? How do Managers interact with Sellers, Customers, and Partners in this New Era of Selling? Web Site and/or Social Media Links etc.: www.dailysalesthoughts.com @salesthoughts https://goo.go/clwszs Interview with Brooks Donner Company or Product Name: TopLine Media Group Guest BIO: Brooks Donner is the Founding Partner of TopLine Media Group, a digital advertising and marketing agency based in Atlanta, Georgia. Brooks has been online since 2003, starting with eCommerce stores, then affiliate marketing, and finally, with consulting. He started TopLine Media Group in 2007 and has been helping companies with their online presence since then. Topics/Questions: Issues with business and digital (assets) Misconceptions (build it and they will come, from click to success/multi-channel attribution/multi-screen environment) First place to start (assets) Essential elements of digital (website, social profiles, strategy - message - budget - platforms) SEO vs. SEM Future of digital (depends what type of business you are) Web Site and/or Social Media Links: toplinemediagroup.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/mbdonner https://business.facebook.com/toplinemediagroup/ @brooksdonner The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: <a href="https://www.flickr.

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Franchise Business Radio - Tint World, Amorino Coffee, All About People, CFO Expert Company or Product Name: Tint World Interview with Charles Bonfiglio, CEO of Tint World Guest BIO: Charles J. Bonfiglio is an American entrepreneur, franchisor, and president and CEO of Tint World®. After owning a number of Meineke Car Care Centers and starting an automotive e-commerce business, he developed Tint World® to begin franchising in 2006. Since then, he’s been instrumental in growing the brand to more than 60 established stores in and out the United States. He lives in Boca Raton, Florida. Topics/Questions: Can you describe the history of your franchise? Can you describe the franchise system? Has technology played a role in your business? How big is your industry? What has been the most interesting thing that has happened to you since launching Tint World? What types of characteristics do you look for in a franchisee? What is the training like for new franchisees? What is a typical day like for the franchisees? What advice would you give to aspiring entrepreneurs looking to buy a franchise? What are the franchise’s plans for the future? Web Site and Social Media Links: http://www.tintworld.com Amorino Interview with Ashley Manager at Atlanta Lenox Square Created in 2002 by two childhood friends, Cristiano Sereni and Paolo Benassi, Amorino was born in the heart of Paris on Ile St Louis. The two founders' passion is highlighted in their values : exacting standards of quality, consistency, pleasure and flavor, as well as the cosy atmosphere in their shops. Paolo Benassi : "Our objective is to make the highest quality gelato as naturally as possible with no artificial colours or flavorings". Very soon their success allowed them to open more stores in many prestigious locations. The crowds in front of their shops are very much a part of the summer scene in various capitals. Cristiano Sereni : " greatest satisfaction is allowing people to discover, through Amorino, the magic of authentic traditional Italian gelato... it's part of my home, my native culture". The creation of each new flavor of gelato starts with the most rigorous selection of sourced ingredients, combined with the patience and skill of our highly trained chefs. We, at Amorino, are fully conscious of the requirements that are needed to make perfect gelato and we won't rush that delicate process. For each new recipe, we push ourselves to maximise the flavor and taste. How? By simply using organic and natural products, by sourcing our ingredients directly from reputable suppliers and by ensuring that we oversee every stage of the production process. In 2005, Cristiano Sereni and Paolo Benassi were able to centralize their gelato production which allowed them to combine their valuable know-how with new techniques from the drawing board to actual production of each flavor. Paolo Benassi "We insist on keeping a close eye on the production of our gelato to thus be able to guarantee the highest standard of quality to all our customers. In order to achieve this consistency, our products arrive at each shop ready to be served, this avoids the risk of product alteration and we can guarantee that our customers will enjoy the same experience regardless of where they go to buy it". Cristiano Sereni " Our gelato and sorbets are churned everyday in typical Italian fashion under the very watchful eyes of our chefs. Our recipes take into account the needed for the gelato to mature, to allow each flavor to develop to its full potential. We use only the freshest free range organic eggs and the highest grade whole milk. Absolutely no colouring agent or artificial flavors will be found in our gelato - this is one of ...

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Buckhead Business Show - How Family Law Attorney Leverages Facebook Company: Law Office of Shari' Morris,LLC Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Shari' Morris Esq. Principle Attorney Guest BIO: Shari' Morris is a family law attorney located in the Atlanta metropolitan area. She is licensed in three states: Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. She completed her undergraduate degree at Howard University and finished her law degree at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. After graduating from law school, Shari' moved back to her hometown of Jackson, Mississippi and began practicing law after passing the bar in 2012. Shari' became a resident of Georgia in 2013 when she and her husband relocated. During the last four years, Shari' has continued to grow both her legal skills and her reputation. She recently opened her own practice so that she can focus on a more client-focused legal practice to provide her clients with communication, care and guidance that is often lacking in the legal field. Topics/Questions: Why did you decided to open your own law firm? What methods are you using to gain clients? Why did you choose to focus on family law? What are your hobbies? Why did you decide to become licensed in 3 states? Web Site and/or Social Media Links: Website  www.ShariMorrisLaw.com Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/sharimorrislaw/ Twitter- @sharimorrislaw LinkedIn  https://www.linkedin.com/in/shari-graham-morris-esq-6a640617   The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios.  See below show sponsor information, how to view recent episodes and how to submit guest requests. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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  Driving Business Faster - Caffeine and Octane World's Largest Car Show Company or Product Name: High Octane Events Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Bruce Piefke - CEO Guest BIO: 25 + years experience developing, producing and managing large events for Fortune 1000 companies and advertising agencies. Current focus is on High Octane Events LLC which is the producer and owner of several automotive related events including Caffeine & Octane and Caffeine & Exotics. Caffeine & Octane is the largest monthly and Caffeine & Exotics is the largest Exotic car show in the country. Over 10,000 car fans attend the events each month and over 2,000 automotive enthusiasts regularly display their cars. High Octane Productions LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of High Octane Events which is the producer and owner of Caffeine & Octane - The TV Series premiering on the Velocity Channel in early 2017. The Caffeine & Octane online store sells and ships branded merchandise worldwide. Topics/Questions to Discuss: How did you start? How do you drive your business faster? What's next? Web Site and/or Social Media Links: http://www.caffeineandoctane.com http://www.caffeineandexotics.com https://www.facebook.com/CaffeineAndOctane https://www.facebook.com/CandECarShow https://www.instagram.com/caffeineandoctane/ https://www.instagram.com/caffeineexoticscarshow/ https://twitter.com/cocarshow https://twitter.com/cecarshow Driving Business Faster brought to by Azul Motorsports, where you become the passenger or driver in a real race car! Broadcasting LIVE from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. Tune in live and listen to recent episodes or possibly be a guest along with Professional Race Car Driver and Talk Show Host Chris Grigalunas! Connect with the show sponsor visit: AzulMotorsports.com Listen to more broadcasts visit: DrivingBusinessFaster.com Submit a Show Guest Request visit: http://www.meetme.so/DrivingBusinessFaster View show photos visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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CoFounders Podcast - Craft Distilleries, Empowering Women, Children's Author and Storytelling Videos Anthony Porquez and Casey Teague Company or Product Name: Liquid Culture Brief Description of Product or Service: Liquid Culture is an Atlanta based company providing marketing services for craft distilleries. As experienced craft cocktail bartenders and educators in the Atlanta cocktail scene we know the market and have the relationships to get the exposure smaller, craft brands need. In addition we provide education within the industry as well as to the public through specialty events and tailored cocktail training classes. Show Topics: Atlanta food & beverage culture & trends, local distillery trends, Questions about spirits, cocktail ideas, background on our business. Web Site/Social Media: www.facebook.com/liquidculturellc Tenbite Seyoum Company or Product Name: overcomeHER Brief Description of Product or Service: overcomeHER is a soon-to-be nonprofit organization that is designed to be a network for women. Our core mission is to create a community of women who collectively stand together, to change the world. Today's society simply does not promote collaboration or unity among women. Instead, women are constantly fed negative news, stories, and images that do quite the opposite. overcomeHER was created as not just another organization that is trying to empower women; our goal is to unify ALL women and create a cultural change! Upon our launch, we started the #overcomeHERcampaign where women from all walks of life shared their stories and testimonies as we believe with vulnerability, comes strength. We strive to create authentic events and products that encourage servant leadership among women. Our events are not meant to be a one-time stop, but a place to feel at home in which our members can truly grow and become the best “HER”. Our sole duty is to lead by example so that all women can become their best in every aspect of life: career, lifestyle, relationship and spiritual paths. Show Topics: Our story and mission Web Site/Social Media: www.overcomeHER.org @overcomeHER Joclyn Windom Company or Product Name: Children's Author / beauty consultant Brief Description of Product or Service: I have written children's books combining early reading techniques with life skills based on my mental health experience! I also create maintenance plans to keep your skin looking younger as well as customized executive gift giving! Web Site/Social Media: www.BoutiqueBooks.biz www.facebook.com/jaeshirin   Deuk Lee and Terry Son Company or Product Name: Forten Media Brief Description of Product or Service: We provide video production solutions for businesses and organizations. Our main goal is to use the most powerful storytelling medium video, and help people storytell their product and mission to their audience. Show Topics: Our story as to why we started the business, our services, and mission. Web Site/Social Media: www.fortenmedia.com CoFounders Podcast Conversations with Co-Founders & Start-Ups Sponsored in part by... WeWork For more info about WeWork visit: www.wework.

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Buckhead Business Show - TV, Film, Gaming, Animation, Media, PR and Real Estate Opportunities in Atlanta Company or Product Name: matchbook media + pr Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Taylor Owenby, Founder Guest BIO: Producer of Film, Television and New Media. Eligible for the Producer's Guild of America and Founder of matchbook media + pr, Georgia's ONLY full-service production and public relations firm. Topics/Questions: When did you start matchbook and why? What are you doing now? Web Site and/or Social Media Links etc.: www.matchbookeast.com   Company or Product Name: matchbook media + pr Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Noah Scammon : TV and Film Producer, Partner and director of operations at matchbook media + pr Guest BIO: Noah Scammon is the Co-Partner and director of operations at matchbook media +pr. He works as a producer and production manager for Film and television production. As well as being apart of anything from development of new media and online content, getting millions of views on videos, to voice acting and animation in new upcoming cartoons, and even new and upcoming works in the video game industry. Topics/Questions: QUESTIONS: 1) Q: matchbook is all about helping others, what is a way matchbook helps businesses and individuals thrive in this industry? 2) Q: What are you personally passionate about working as a producer TOPICS: 1) Getting my start, how I got into this industry 2) funny experiences while working at studios 3) the good and bad of the industry 4) good advice for people just starting out 5) how to get into voice acting 6) how to get into animation 7) is school for entertainment for everyone? Web Site and/or Social Media Links etc.: www.matchbookeast.com matchbook media + pr @facebook Company Name: Remax Professional Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Joy McGraw, Realtor Guest BIO: Real Estate Agent-Residential & Investments Topics/Questions: What Do Real Estate Agents REALLY DO? Web Site and/or Social Media Links etc.: www.JoyMcGraw.com       The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show,

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CoFounders Podcast - Disruptor to Traditional Financial Services Company or Product Name: QNL Financial Knowledge is power. It’s also the foundation for intelligent, well-considered decisions. When you have retirement in sight, sound decisions are vital in helping you pursue your goals and avoid costly mistakes that can affect your future. Nasir El Ameer: Nasir is a licensed financial services and business advisory professional with experience serving individuals, families, small businesses, non-profits, and Fortune 500 corporations. As a trusted advisor, I am committed to helping people just like you create solutions for their retirement assets, investments, and financial plans. Here at QNL Financial we offer a unique approach instead of focusing on picking winners we ensure you avoid the losses. We also help you manage your wealth more efficiently by identifying areas where you are transferring your wealth unknowingly and unnecessarily without impacting your current or future lifestyle. Our team at QNL Financial offers a unique approach to clients by helping them become more efficient by identifying areas where they are transferring their wealth unknowingly and unnecessarily. The financial institutions that QNL Financial represents are federally regulated, and rated highly by A.M. Best Company, Fitch, and/or Moody’s Investor Services. Nasir serves clients nationwide and actively volunteers with local high schools to cultivate student athlete’s life skills. Brief Description of Product or Service: Business to consumer specialized financial services Areas of practice: LIFE INSURANCE, DISABILITY INSURANCE, TAX FREE RETIREMENT PLANNING, EMPLOYEE BENEFITS PLANS, COLLEGE PLANNING, MORTGAGE PROTECTION PLANS Show Topics: Financing, Financial Planning, Guaranteed Income Web Site/Social Media: www.QNLfinancial.com CoFounders Podcast Conversations with Co-Founders & Start-Ups Sponsored in part by... WeWork For more info about WeWork visit: www.wework.com/locations/atlanta/buckhead To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CoFoundersPodcast.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com (Click on the show photo album)

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  Buckhead Business Show - Microsoft, Digital Consulting and Healthcare Disruptor Company or Product Name: Microsoft Name and Title of Person Interviewed: JaNay Wilborn, Community Development Topics/Questions to Discuss: Community Outreach Business Partnerships Web Site and/or Social Media Links: Microsoft Store - Lenox Square - Atlanta Twitter twitter.com/janaywilborn       Company or Product Name: Harken Health Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Marcus Robinson, VP of Sales for Harken Health As vice president of sales, Marcus leads all commercial sales efforts for Harken Health. Leveraging his experience in the industry, he facilitates work across all of the company’s divisions to drive sales growth and retention. Passionate about providing quality and accessible health insurance to people, Marcus was immediately enthralled by Harken’s unique care approach that connects insurance with primary care. Topics/Questions: The current health insurance landscape. Insurance options for small businesses; how to choose the best for your employees. State of health care in Atlanta, the importance of primary care. Web Site and/or Social Media Links etc.: Website: https://www.harkenhealth.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HarkenHealth Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarkenHealth LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcus-robinson-83378311 Company or Product Name: Protiva Consulting, LLC Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Neel Majumdar, Founder/Principal Neel Majumdar has helped both large and medium sized businesses increase revenue and achieve increased efficiency through development and execution of critical digital initiatives. Neel's digital strategy experience spans both management consulting as well as internal strategy groups of fortune 500 firms and spans multiple industries including financial services, telecommunications, transportation, electronics, e-retail, environmental and civil infrastructure and others. Neel is currently the Founder/Principal at Protiva Consulting, LLC - an Atlanta-based digital marketing and technology services firm offering end-to-end digital marketing and associated technology development services to Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs). Topics/Questions: 1) Can you tell us about Protiva Consulting - its services, differentiators, and the target markets it serves? 2) What makes Protiva Consulting unique in the digital marketing space? 3) Can you tell us why small businesses should consider including digital marketing in their marketing budget? 4) Can you elaborate on the role of Content Marketing in the context of digital marketing? 5) What is the role of video marketing in the spectrum of digital marketing 6) What are the biggest challenges that you encounter with respect to digital marketing that you encounter when dealing with small businesses? Web Site and/or Social Media Links: www.protivaconsulting.com twitter: <a href="https://twitter.

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CoFounders Podcast - Home Protection and Mobile App Heros Guest: Freeman Fields Company/Product Name: iVault Home Protection Brief Description of Product or Service: iVault Home Protection does more than simply deter burglars as traditional home security companies and home alarms, it is one of the first home protection company to essentially turn your existing doors into security doors to actually STOP BURGLARS FROM ENTERING YOUR HOME IN THE FIRST PLACE. This is done by seamlessly reinforcing the door jambs to make the doors kick proof. Our reinforcement products are hidden from plain sight to never take away from the lovely décor of your home like burglar bars and security doors, while providing the same protection at a fraction of the cost. Web Site/Social Media: www.iVaultUSA.com https://www.facebook.com/iVaultHomeProtection   Guest: Shawn Johnson Company/Product Name: Mobile App Hero Brief Description of Product or Service: Full service consulting focusing on apps Show Topics: what we do and how we do it Web Site/Social Media: www.MobileAppHero.com   CoFounders Podcast Conversations with Co-Founders & Start-Ups Sponsored in part by... WeWork For more info about WeWork visit: www.wework.com/locations/atlanta/buckhead To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CoFoundersPodcast.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com (Click on the show photo album)

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Tim Bauer is an ARM executive with a wide range of experience in M&A, Operations, Compliance, Sales & Marketing, and Portfolio Acquisitions. Tim is the President of insideARM and The iA Institute. He is also a member of the steering committee for the Consumer Relations Consortium (www.crconsortium.org). Prior to joining insideARM Tim was CEO of Integrity Solution Services, Inc. Before that Tim was engaged in a special capacity at Academy Collection Service, Inc. (ACS) from September, 2007 through February, 2009. He was hired at ACS to facilitate a settlement of an FTC investigation of ACS that had begun in 2006 and to explore a sale of the business. The settlement was announced in July of 2008. The company was sold later that same year. From June of 2004 through October of 2006 Tim was with Outsourcing Solutions Inc (OSI) and OSI Portfolio Services (OSIPS). During this time Tim held dual simultaneous roles. He was Executive Vice President of OSI, responsible for all sales and marketing efforts, and he was President of OSIPS, responsible for Portfolio Acquisitions. Prior to joining OSI, Tim was Executive Vice President of Business Development at Risk Management Alternatives, Inc. (RMA) and subsequently the Chief Operating Officer. Tim was with RMA from January 1997 though February, 2004. Before joining RMA, Tim was a Senior Vice President of the Legal Products Group for Nationwide Credit, Inc. (NCI). Prior to joining the Agency world, Tim spent 15 years as a Shareholder with the Minneapolis law firm of Messerli & Kramer, P.A., where he was head of that firms Credit/Collections Department. Tim was one of the founding members of the first national attorney network, the American Association of Creditor Attorneys (AACA). He was President of that organization from 1991-1992 and Vice-President from 1987-1991 and from 1992-1995. Tim obtained his B.A. from St. Marys University of Minnesota and his J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago, School of Law. Mr. Bauer is a frequent speaker at Credit and Collections conferences on issues ranging from Current Trends in the Collection Business to CFPB/FDCPA Compliance. Topics/Questions: History in the ARM industry Vision for Inside ARM and it's impact on the industry Election Results and how ARM/debt Buying will fare in 2017 and beyond Future of CFPB and other regulatory bodies Web Site and Social Media Links: www.insidearm.com https://linkedin.com/in/timothyjbauer When one grows up in a family that includes a brother who became a priest, a sister who became a nun, and another brother who had a career as a stand-up comic, you know one is going to have a unique perspective on life. This perspective enabled Tim Bauer to have a career in the collections industry that is wide and deep. So how did Tim get into the collections industry?  As a fresh attorney just out of law school and joining a full-service law firm, his initial assignment was in collections.  From that first day, he never left the industry. Being a collections attorney provided Tim with the foundation to understand the industry. This foundation enabled him to be successful in all facets of the industry that included: operations, human resources, compliance, business development and M&A. Today, he has taken this breadth of experience and is the President of InsideARM, in which his ideas and writings are having an influence on the total industry.

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Buckhead Business Show - Mobile, Social, CRM and Linkedin Insider Secrets Ples Bruce Venture Head Group Web Site and Social Media Links: http://www.VentureHead.com http://www.DominateTheLocal.com http://www.GrowthBrain.com http://www.PlesBruce.com – LinkedIn @plesbruce – Twitter Bob Matson Business Development Director @ YPN Companies Social Media Trainer/Lead Generator/Mgr at ATL Linking and 500Plus Groups Business Development Director Bob Matson is an experienced sales and marketing executive with a proven P&L track record and strong strategic planning, business alliance and partnership development, leading high-performing sales teams and major business development across highly competitive industries: financial services, banking, staffing, business services. Bob became a member of LinkedIn shortly after it started in 2003, on July 4th, 2004 and has grown his network of first level connections to over 15,000. He has used technology and especially social media; LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ to enhance his professional and business success as well as that of his clients. To brainstorm or collaborate, feel free to schedule a call or an appointment through my vCita page http://www.vcita.com/v/bobmatson * LinkedIn Training * Networker * Social Media Training * Lead Generation * Performance Management * Organizational Leadership * Sales Management & Planning Skills * Sales Solutions * Product Positioning * Coaching & Training Skills * Strategic Partnership Enhancement * Metrics Management * New Product Development * Salary & Benefits Negotiations * B2B & C2C Level Selling * Time Management * Cold Calling * Telemarketing * Appointment setting * Gathering information * Account Management/Development * Enterprise Solution Sales * Mentoring & Coaching https://www.linkedin.com/in/matsonrpm https://twitter.com/matsonrpm   The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/probusiness/albums/72157663258864842" tar...

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Planning Successfully - The Do's and Don'ts of Selling Your Business Interview with Rett Peaden Shareholder with Davis, Matthews & Quigley, P.C Mergers & Acquisitions; Business Law; Taxation; Estate Planning & Wealth Management Who buys businesses? Strategic Buyers – Want to grow their business and/or remove a competitor Financial Buyers – Want to make a business more profitable and sell it again within short period Management/Employees – Have good knowledge of business and vested reason for its success Family – May have personal as well as financial reasons to buy business What are the roles of advisors? Pre-Sale Consultants – help you position your business to sell Appraisers – help you determine what your business is worth Accountants – help you keep your books in order and offer independent financial advice during the sale process Business Brokers/Investment Bankers – help you market your business and realize maximum value; may advise you and shepherd you through the sales process Attorneys – help you structure your business before a sale and evaluate and draft legal agreements related to the sale; may advise and shepherd you through the sales process What types of transactions are there? Sellers typically prefer stock sales for tax and non-tax reasons. Selling stock usually means paying tax at long-term capital gains rates. Liabilities of the business pass along with the stock of the business. Buyers typically prefer asset sales for tax and non-tax reasons. Buying assets allows the buyer to depreciate the purchased assets thereby realizing a long-term tax benefit. A buyer can cherry pick assets and liabilities in the asset sale and does not have to take the bad along with the good. More about our guest Rett Peaden: Rett’s practice focuses on helping the owners of closely-held businesses and professional services firms exit their businesses, whether that involves selling the business or transferring it to the next generation. Getting a business onto a solid footing with regard to succession planning is essential, and Rett is well-versed in sophisticated tax strategies and entity structuring techniques that may be needed. He will also advise on and guide clients through strategic acquisitions to grow their own businesses. Rett regularly counsels clients on corporate, partnership, and related tax-planning matters, including the negotiation and preparation of mergers and acquisitions agreements, the drafting of shareholders agreements, the formation of limited partnerships and limited liability companies, the structuring of inbound investment opportunities for foreign nationals, the creation and operation of private foundations and public charities, and the review and drafting of executive compensation agreements. In connection with advising the owners of closely-held businesses, Rett has developed a particular interest in the taxation of pass-through entities such as S-Corporations, partnerships, and trusts. Preserving legacy. The estate planning side of the practice, often done for the owners of closely held businesses, is highly personal, involving an individual’s legacy and the achievements of a lifetime. Rett’s purpose is to help his clients prepare for the future, provide for their families, and accomplish their long-term personal and charitable goals. In doing so, he works to develop plans that are well thought out and emphasize preserving wealth from unnecessary taxes and unanticipated risks. He knows how to take family dynamics into account, and draws insights from his work in business exit-planning and trust and estate administration to help families plan with foresight to avoid problems ...

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Buckhead Business Show - Mobile Tech Repair Franchise and Re-Structuring Business Specialist Company or Product Name: Staymobile Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Chuck Morrison, president and Chief Marketing Officer Guest BIO: Chuck Morrison serves as Staymobile president and CMO, leading the companys marketing, operations and franchise support. Prior to his role at Staymobile, Morrison served as founder, president and CEO of MoRisen Records & Hot But Sour Music Publishing, an independent record label and music publishing company since 2002. He also has an extensive background in brand development, product development and marketing, overseeing the sales cycle of products from ideation to retail at HiREV, LLC., a company he co-founded in 1997. Chuck started Staymobile in the back of a mattress store and has grown the business to more than 50 locations across 13 states. Topics/Questions: Can you tell us about how Staymobile started and why you felt their was a need for mobile device repair? Can you tell us about how you were able to growth the business to more than 50 locations? How does Staymobile partner with enterprises? How does Staymobile partner with K-12 schools? What is the state of the franchising industry in Georgia? What is the state of the mobile tech repair industry? Web Site and/or Social Media Links: www.staymobile.com www.facebook.com/Staymobile @StaymobileUSA   Company or Product Name: Rich Hart Global Inc. / Evalucore Institute Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Rich Hart Guest BIO: Rich is a prominent Business Dynamics Coach, International Real Estate Broker and Finance/ Wealth Consultant. Specializes in entrepreneurial and corporate business structuring as a “FOCUS Strategy Planning Developer” with offices in Georgia, New York and Florida. Prior to his speaking career, he spent over 35 years as a business executive and entrepreneurial professional in International Corporate America developing and integrating operating practices for national and international business corporations. His organizational expertise as a Re-Structuring Business Specialist has prominently influenced many in the fields of Manufacturing, Distribution, Sales, Customer Service, Marketing, Finance and Technology. He is most recognized as a Business Educator & FOCUS Consultant for numerous profit and non-profit entities across the country. Rich is an accomplished International Real Estate Broker, Wealth Consultant, Speaker, and Instructor for the National Association of REALTORS®, REBAC (Real Estate Buyers Accredited Council), and REBI (Real Estate Business Institute). As a Behavioral Resource Consultant, associated with Predictive Results and Predictive Index, he provides best hiring avenues and people solutions for today's most diverse business environments. As a “Health of Wealth” Finance Consultant, he provides numerous avenues of restoring wealth initiatives to the growing generations. As an accomplished Body Builder, National Certified Fitness and Nutrition Consultant, he brings the “Health of Wealth” to the forefront of the wide world of Personal & Business Development, Real Estate, and Financial Services. Topics/Questions: Business Development, Real Estate & Financial Services... Web Site and Social Media Links: www.RichHart.com and all related social sites The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta!

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  Law and Medicine Show - Ripple Effects of Personal Injury, Impacting Your Mental Health Company or Product Name: Medical Legal Consultants Of Greater Atlanta Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Dr David Wright, Mental Health Physician Guest BIO: Dr. Wright is a Board Certified Hypnotherapist & NLP Practitioner who specializes in Non-Pharmacologic, Psychoanalytic Methods of helping patients to achieve positive changes and breakthroughs. Dr. Wright is presently accepting new patients. Dr. Wright offers all prospective patients a free initial consultation. Dr. Wright believes that the Best Method of helping patients to achieve their goals is by gaining access to the Subconscious [Unconscious] Mind. It is there that the answers to lasting change reside. If working with the Conscious Mind (which is what most modern talk therapies employ) were the Best Method of Achieving Change, then more people would already be living the lives they've consistently desired. Dr. David Wright achieved his MD in July of 2010, graduating Suma Cum Laude from Xavier University School of Medicine. His primary emphases in medical school were forensic psychiatry, addiction psychiatry (addiction medicine), and neurology. While attending medical school, Dr. Wright concurrently completed 2 Masters degrees back to back: an MBA, and an MHSA. After completing his MD and both Masters degrees, Dr. Wright continued his educational pursuits by completing a Certificate in Strategic Management in 2012 and a Certificate in Human Resources Management in 2013. Simultaneously, in 2012, Dr. Wright completed every research training program offered to physicians by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including GCP (Good Clinical Practices), PHRP (Protection of Human Research Participants), and CRT (Clinical Research Training) Certifications. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Wright began working as a forensic consultant for PACT Atlanta, LLC, the largest psychiatric practice in the State Of Georgia. Topics/Questions to Discuss: Natural Approaches to Mental Health & Mental Wellness Empowerment & Mental Health Emotional & Spiritual Wellness Depression, Causes and Solutions Sleep Issues Web Site and Social Media Links: Medical Legal Consultants (MLC) of Greater Atlanta, LLC Website: http://www.medicallegalconsultantsofgreateratlanta.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/mlc_drwright Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011560413668 WordPress: https://medicallegalconsultantsofgreateratlanta.wordpress.com/ LinkedIn: MLC Of Greater Atlanta Tumblr: mlcofga Show Host: Adam Princenthal Adam Princenthal is a founding member of Princenthal & May and leads the firm’s personal injury department. With more than fifteen years of experience, Adam has recovered tens of millions of dollars in trial verdicts and settlements on behalf of victims and families who have suffered serious personal injury or the wrongful death of a loved one as the result of motor vehicle collisions, trucking accidents, defective products, dangerous premises, medical malpractice and other negligent behavior. Raised in New York City, Adam travelled across the country to attend the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he obtained his bachelor’s degree. He was then offered a full scholarship to attend law school...

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Planning Successfully - Business Co-Owner Disputes and Deadlocks Conversation with Matthew Thiry and John Sugg Shareholders with Davis, Matthews & Quigley, P.C John A. Sugg “I’m thrilled when we can achieve a positive result because it fulfills our client’s needs—and it motivates us to serve even better.” A zealous advocate. Disputes are an inevitable, but unwelcome, part of doing business. When they occur, John Sugg works zealously to help his clients successfully resolve them. As a member of the Business Litigation practice group, John manages a variety of matters, including contract disputes, tax litigation, real estate, construction, and business torts. He knows that clients often do not have the experience, or the time, to deal with disputes, even though they can have significant consequences for a business or a family. John advocates on his clients’ behalf to achieve the best possible results, freeing his clients to focus on running their businesses or other endeavors. Practicalities. John represents small businesses, large international companies, and individuals, including high net worth clients. Always advocating for his clients’ interests, he fights for his clients, while understanding practical realities and the expenditures of resources. In vigorously representing his clients, John has participated in successful trials and appeals, and also negotiated favorable settlements. As part of a comprehensive team of attorneys experienced in business, real estate, tax, estate planning and family law, John can give his clients the benefit of additional perspectives to strengthen their cases. John takes ownership of his cases seriously to secure the best outcome, and thrives on the opportunity to demonstrate total commitment to his clients. Web site: http://www.dmqlaw.com/attorneys/sugg Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/john-sugg-85951a28 About the show host: Matthew Thiry Shareholder with Davis, Matthews & Quigley, P.C Business Litigation; Fiduciary Litigation; Business Law; Arbitrator and Mediator Services “I am driven by results. I want to achieve my client’s goals as quickly and efficiently as possible, and do so in a way that’s professional and ethical.” Guiding the best business decisions. Matt Thiry understands that lawsuits are a disruption to his clients' day-to-day affairs, and require the redirection of time and resources. In his practice, Matt strives to help clients minimize—or avoid—these disruptions. As a result of Matt's sound legal advice as to the best available options to manage their disputes, Matt's clients are able to better determine the course that most closely meets their goals. He consistently and aggressively represents his clients' interests both inside and outside of the courtroom. Competent, thorough, respected. Matt represents businesses of all sizes, as well as business owners, families, and individuals, in various types of litigation, including disputes related to contracts, construction, business torts, real estate, probate and fiduciary disputes. He also serves clients in matters such as the review, negotiation and drafting of contracts, provides advice to existing businesses and start-ups regarding legal issues, and assists clients in the formation of business entities. Prior to becoming an attorney, Matt's background included computer programming and related experience in the technology field, as well as operating small businesses. This additional experience provides Matt with valuable insight into the issues that his clients encounter. With an approach that strives to understand his clients' business or situation and apply...

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Capital Club Radio - Interviews Dr. Jennifer Priestley, KSU Professor of Statistics and Data Science Jennifer Priestley Dr. Priestley is a Professor of Applied Statistics and Data Science at Kennesaw State University, where she is the Director of the Center for Statistics and Analytical Services.  She oversees the Ph.D. Program in Advanced Analytics and Data Science. Prior to receiving a Ph.D. in Statistics, Dr. Priestley worked in the Financial Services industry for 11 years. She held positions as Vice President of Business Development for VISA EU in London, Vice President with MasterCard International, and worked at AT&T Universal Card and Andersen Consulting. She has authored dozens of articles on Binary Classification, Risk Modeling, Sampling, Applications of Statistical Methodologies for Problem Solving as well as several textbook manuals for Excel, SAS, JMP and Minitab. Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/jpriestl Capital Club Radio Hosted by: Michael Flock Sponsored by: Flock Specialty Finance Providing a forum for leaders in the middle market segment which has typically been undeserved by traditional banking. Listeners gain valuable business insights and perspectives to deal with market uncertainty. Topics include: key success factors, both personal and professional, dealing with adversity, outlook for the industry and your business.     More info about our show sponsor, Flock Specialty Finance visit: www.FlockFinance.com www.linkedin.com/company/2956421 To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CapitalClubRadioShow.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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Atlanta Legal Experts 10-11-16

Oct 11th, 201644:16

Atlanta Legal Experts Radio Host: Emily Rowell on the Pro Business Channel Attorney Dusty Branson Attorney Dusty Branson is a Trust and Estate Attorney with experience in small business and corporate law, public relations, estate planning, probate, estate and trust administration, and fiduciary representation.   Attorney Ashley Hollan Couch Attorney Ashley Hollan Couch focuses her practice on entertainment, music and art clients and has served as a Volunteer Lawyer with Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers and Professionals for the Arts as well as Georgia Lawyers for the Arts.   Michael Mogill Michael Mogill is the President and CEO of Crisp Video Group, a national video marketing and video production company that helps businesses get noticed, enhance their brand, and grow their business.  

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Planning Successfully - Business Disputes: Contracts and Co-Owners Interview with John A. Sugg Shareholder with Davis, Matthews & Quigley, P.C Business Litigation “I’m thrilled when we can achieve a positive result because it fulfills our client’s needs—and it motivates us to serve even better.” Zealous advocate. Disputes are an inevitable, but unwelcome, part of doing business. When they occur, John Sugg works zealously to help his clients successfully resolve them. As a member of the Business Litigation practice group, John manages a variety of matters, including contract disputes, tax litigation, real estate, construction, and business torts. He knows that clients often do not have the experience, or the time, to deal with disputes, even though they can have significant consequences for a business or a family. John advocates on his clients’ behalf to achieve the best possible results, freeing his clients to focus on running their businesses or other endeavors. Practicalities. John represents small businesses, large international companies, and individuals, including high net worth clients. Always advocating for his clients’ interests, he fights for his clients, while understanding practical realities and the expenditures of resources. In vigorously representing his clients, John has participated in successful trials and appeals, and also negotiated favorable settlements. As part of a comprehensive team of attorneys experienced in business, real estate, tax, estate planning and family law, John can give his clients the benefit of additional perspectives to strengthen their cases. John takes ownership of his cases seriously to secure the best outcome, and thrives on the opportunity to demonstrate total commitment to his clients. Web site: www.dmqlaw.com/attorneys/sugg Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/john-sugg-85951a28 About the show host: Matthew Thiry Shareholder with Davis, Matthews & Quigley, P.C Business Litigation; Fiduciary Litigation; Business Law; Arbitrator and Mediator Services “I am driven by results. I want to achieve my client’s goals as quickly and efficiently as possible, and do so in a way that’s professional and ethical.” Guiding the best business decisions. Matt Thiry understands that lawsuits are a disruption to his clients' day-to-day affairs, and require the redirection of time and resources. In his practice, Matt strives to help clients minimize—or avoid—these disruptions. As a result of Matt's sound legal advice as to the best available options to manage their disputes, Matt's clients are able to better determine the course that most closely meets their goals. He consistently and aggressively represents his clients' interests both inside and outside of the courtroom. Competent, thorough, respected. Matt represents businesses of all sizes, as well as business owners, families, and individuals, in various types of litigation, including disputes related to contracts, construction, business torts, real estate, probate and fiduciary disputes. He also serves clients in matters such as the review, negotiation and drafting of contracts, provides advice to existing businesses and start-ups regarding legal issues, and assists clients in the formation of business entities. Prior to becoming an attorney, Matt's background included computer programming and related experience in the technology field, as well as operating small businesses. This additional experience provides Matt with valuable insight into the issues that his clients encounter. With an approach that strives to understand his clients' business or situati...

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Interview with Exhibitors and Attendees at the Taste of Buckhead 2016 Visit Event Host, the Buckhead Business Association at: http://www.BuckheadBusiness.org   Interview with PeachDish at Taste of Buckhead 2016 Visit Guest at: http://www.PeachDish.com PRO BUSINESS ONSITE: Professional media correspondents conducting onsite interviews with industry leaders, start-ups and icons. Live on-site from business conferences, conventions, trade shows, networking events etc. Website: http://www.ProBusinessOnsite.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProBusinessOnsite Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProBusOnsite To view event photos visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com (select Pro Business OnSite Photo Album) To book Pro Business OnSite at your event contact us at: Phone: 404-250-3220 E-mail: info@ProBusinessOnsite.com

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Franchise Business Radio - AtWork Staffing, The Casual Pint and FirstLight Home Care Company Name: Atwork Franchise Inc. Name and Title of Person to be Interviewed: Jason Leverant, President and COO of AtWork Group Jason Leverant, president and COO of AtWork Group, a leading U.S. staffing firm, is well-versed on cutting-edge solutions and initiatives needed to combat the strategic issues facing the staffing industry, as well as how to leverage these efforts into managing and facilitating impressive growth in the temporary staffing sector. In his role at AtWork Group, he oversees AtWork location operations throughout the country. With a continued focus on effective sales activities and operational excellence, he has helped position the company as one of the leading staffing providers in the United States, and a top franchise opportunity for those seeking to build their own service-based business. He was instrumental in the development of the American Staffing Associations Affordable Care Act Cost Calculator for staffing and was also recently featured in Volume 1 of erecruits e-book Leadership Insights: Featuring SIAs Staffing 100. Topics/Questions: With everything thats happening in the news regarding the minimum wage and labor rights, as well as the recent ruling of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to hold McDonalds liable as a joint employer... Who should assume responsibility for employees? The franchisor or franchisee? And what can the franchise industry learn from the staffing industry, where these lines have been blurred for decades. Atwork Group, a leading U.S. staffing firm and franchisor in the staffing industry, is well versed in dealing with labor rights, minimum wage issues and the liabilities of being a joint employer. As an employer of a multitude of staff through their 93 franchise locations nationally, including temporary associates placed with host employers for various periods of time, the structure of the business is similar from a legal perspective to the employee /franchisee /franchisor structure within a franchise. -Dealing with staffing matters as it regards to a franchise business -Understanding the challenges of the recent joint employer rulings, because the AtWork franchise business has been working in this environment for years -How to mitigate risk when it comes to staff and determining responsibility at multiple levels. -How franchise businesses can prepare themselves for changing regulations Web Site and Social Media Links: http://atworkfranchise.com Company Name: The Casual Pint Name and Title of Person to be Interviewed: Nathan Robinette Nathan Robinette is the president and CEO of The Casual Pint, a craft beer market franchise headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee. He founded the company in 2011 with his father Jon Robinette and combined his love of craft beer with their grocery industry background to create the "coffee shop of beers" concept. Nathan has been working diligently with local governments to change laws prohibiting craft beer to be bottled in 64 ounce growlers, experiencing success in Sevierville and Maryville, Tennessee so far.     Topics/Questions: Can you describe the history of your franchise? Can you describe the franchise system? Has technology played a role in your business? How big is your industry? What has been the most interesting thing that has happened to you since launching Tint World? What types of characteristics do you look for in a franchisee? What is the training like for new franchisees?

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Boutique Law Firm, Broadcasting Live and One Billion by 2039 Person to be interviewed: Sherry Kubanyi Company or Product Name: The Kubanyi Law Firm Brief Description of Your Product or Service: The Kubanyi Law Firm is a Personal Injury practice launched with an unwavering focus on the uniqueness of each clients case. Our firm does not offer one-size-fits all legal representation. We take the time to fully understand all the factors that have led each client to our door. This approach enables us to maximize the results we obtain for our clients. Web Site/Social Media: http://www.kubanyifirm.com https://www.facebook.com/kubanyilawfirm http://digital.modernluxury.com/publication/?i=295093&ver=html5&p=132#{"page":132,"issue_id":295093} Person to be interviewed: Nina Kacharava Company or Product Name: NinaCDN Brief Description of Your Product or Service: NinaCDN is Atlanta based CDN service provider, offering video streaming plans at the most affordable prices on market. B2B, B2C, we serve anyone in need of delivering their content : TV Broadcasters, Radio Stations, House of Worships, Companies, Educational Institutions, Non-govermental, etc. Web Site/Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/NinaCDN7/?fref=ts https://twitter.com/nina_cdn https://www.linkedin.com/company/ninacdn   Person to be interviewed: Joey Womack Company or Product Name: Amplify 4 Good Brief Description of Your Product or Service: Amplify 4 Good has roots as an online community of high-performance entrepreneurs of color dating back to 2009. Today, Amplify 4 Good is a social good consultancy focusing on using a combination of out-of-the-box thinking, rapid problem-solving, and obsessive data tracking to help companies create impact. Web Site/Social Media: http://www.amplify4good.com CoFounders Podcast Conversations with Co-Founders & Start-Ups Sponsored in part by... WeWork For more info about WeWork visit: www.wework.com/locations/atlanta/buckhead To view guest photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CoFoundersPodcast.com

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Buckhead Business Show - Entrepreneurial Development, Community Currency and Financial Education Company or Product Name: Club E Atlanta - Oru Rewards program Name and Title of Person to be Interviewed: Bob Johnson Guest BIO: Bob Johnson, owns Club E Atlanta, an entrepreneurial development center, in College Park. Their focus is on being a resource center for up and coming entrepreneurs. Topics/Questions to Discuss: Oru Market Rewards Program- the first community currency for Atlanta How to help small businesses market for free Your Web Site and Social Media Links: www.clubeatlanta.com www.orumarket.com Company or Product Name: Primerica Name and Title of Person to be Interviewed: Howard Burkat Guest BIO: I am a recruiter in the financial services industry. I also show people how to make money, save money and eliminate debt. Topics/Questions to Discuss: Financial service- financial education Debt, life insurance, rule of 72 Your Web Site and Social Media Links: www.Primericabusinessopportunity.com The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To view guest photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com

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Buckhead Business Show - International Coaching, Investing and World Trade Center of Atlanta Company or Product Name: First Look Equities/World Trade Center Atlanta Name and Title of Person to be Interviewed: Delray Wannemacher Guest BIO: Delray Wannemacher holds the VP position and Co-Chairs the Membership & Corporate Partnerships with The World Trade Center of Atlanta. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of First Look Equities, a national membership organization whose goal is to find the best emerging growth companies in the country and connect them with the best investors and resources in the country. First Look Equities holds local and national events that allow companies seeking funding to directly connect with investors, broker-dealers, family offices and other investment professionals. Topics/Questions to Discuss: The JOBS Act - Crowdfunding What is it? Equity Crowdfunding VS Reword Crowdfunding- Whats the difference? How dose it effect new businesses looking for capital? How dose it effect investors looking for new investments? Whats working whats not? Locally and Nationally Web Site and Social Media Links: www.firstlookequities.com www.mainstreetmeetswallstreet.com twitter-delrayw facebook firstlookequities linkedin- https://www.linkedin.com/in/delraywannemacher Company or Product Name: The Precision Guided Group Name and Title of Person to be Interviewed: Ralph Watson Guest BIO: Senior Executive Analysts for several International Management Consulting companies International Business Coach for 10 businesses in Europe Director of an Investment Banking firm Rated in the top 5% of all middle and upper level executives by Alexander Proudfoot Former Board Member of the BBA Topics/Questions to Discuss: How to Be Greater, Faster!! Web Site and Social Media Links: LinkedIN: Ralph C. Watson, Jr. The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To view guest photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com

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CoFounders Podcast - Evolution of content creation Name of Person to be Interviewed: Liv Sagan Company or Product Name: The Sister Geek Brief Description of Your Product or Service: "showing you work shouldn't suck" Castmio helps content creators share their digital content and resumes. Show Topics: Not all content creators are created equal. Evolution of social media and content creation over time. Web Site/Social Media: http://www.castmio.com CoFounders Podcast Conversations with Co-Founders & Start-Ups Sponsored in part by... WeWork For more info about WeWork visit: www.wework.com/locations/atlanta/buckhead To view guest photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CoFoundersPodcast.com

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Capital Club Radio - Interviews FactorTrust Founder Greg Rable Greg Rable, Founder FactorTrust Greg has over 20 years of management, financial services, technology, and credit risk experience, along with extensive experience in electronic payments and big data. Since founding FactorTrust, Greg has overseen rapid growth in the U.S., in pursuit of his vision to build the leading alternative credit reporting agency and analytics business for the underbanked. Prior to FactorTrust, he founded a leading electronic billing and payments business acquired by FIS, was CEO of an online Employee Relationship Management (ERM) business serving Fortune 100 customers and was the SVP, Global Services for Premiere. Greg was named one of three Southeastern Finalists for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2000. Web Site and Social Media Links: www.FactorTrust.com https://twitter.com/FactorTrust https://www.linkedin.com/company/factortrust Capital Club Radio Hosted by: Michael Flock Sponsored by: Flock Specialty Finance Providing a forum for leaders in the middle market segment which has typically been under-served by traditional banking. Listeners gain valuable business insights and perspectives to deal with market uncertainty. Topics include: key success factors, both personal and professional, dealing with adversity, outlook for the industry and your business.       More info about our show sponsor, Flock Specialty Finance visit: www.FlockFinance.com www.linkedin.com/company/2956421 To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CapitalClubRadioShow.com To view guest photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com             To view photos from all episode of this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com (Click on the show's photo album)

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Law and Medicine - Your Subconscious and Subluxations Company or Product Name: Medical Legal Consultants Of Greater Atlanta Name and Title of Person to be Interviewed: Dr David Wright, Mental Health Physician Guest BIO: Dr. Wright is a Board Certified Hypnotherapist & NLP Practitioner who specializes in Non-Pharmacologic, Psychoanalytic Methods of helping patients to achieve positive changes and breakthroughs. Dr. Wright is presently accepting new patients. Dr. Wright offers all prospective patients a free initial consultation. Dr. Wright believes that the Best Method of helping patients to achieve their goals is by gaining access to the Subconscious [Unconscious] Mind. It is there that the answers to lasting change reside. If working with the Conscious Mind (which is what most modern talk therapies employ) were the Best Method of Achieving Change, then more people would already be living the lives they've consistently desired. Dr. David Wright achieved his MD in July of 2010, graduating Suma Cum Laude from Xavier University School of Medicine. His primary emphases in medical school were forensic psychiatry, addiction psychiatry (addiction medicine), and neurology. While attending medical school, Dr. Wright concurrently completed 2 Masters degrees back to back: an MBA, and an MHSA. After completing his MD and both Masters degrees, Dr. Wright continued his educational pursuits by completing a Certificate in Strategic Management in 2012 and a Certificate in Human Resources Management in 2013. Simultaneously, in 2012, Dr. Wright completed every research training program offered to physicians by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including GCP (Good Clinical Practices), PHRP (Protection of Human Research Participants), and CRT (Clinical Research Training) Certifications. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Wright began working as a forensic consultant for PACT Atlanta, LLC, the largest psychiatric practice in the State Of Georgia. Topics/Questions to Discuss: Empowerment & Mental Health Prosperity & Tranquility Emotional & Spiritual Wellness ADD Depression Sleep Web Site and Social Media Links: Medical Legal Consultants (MLC) of Greater Atlanta, LLC Website: http://www.medicallegalconsultantsofgreateratlanta.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/mlc_drwright Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011560413668 WordPress: https://medicallegalconsultantsofgreateratlanta.wordpress.com/ LinkedIn: MLC Of Greater Atlanta Tumblr: mlcofga   Company or Product Name: Discover Health Chiropractic Name and Title of Person to be Interviewed: Dr. Naa Jamah Crump Guest BIO: Graduate of Life University, ongoing pediatric certification. Topics/Questions You Would Like to Discuss: Chiropractic and health Pediatric/Maternal Health Backpack Safety Web Site and Social Media Links: www.godiscoverchiro.com FB: godiscoverchiro IG/Twitter: @chiro_atl Law and Medicine Show! Advocates for Justice. Interviewing Leaders of Law and Medicine. Join Show Host and Guests Every 2nd Tuesday 11:00 am Broadcasting LIVE from Pro Business Channel Studios in Atlanta.

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Marketing Automation Talk - @SpringBot @MarketWake @IBMWatson Company or Product Name: Springbot Name and Title of Person to be Interviewed: Joe Reger, co-founder and CTO Guest BIO: Startup guy. Entrepreneur. Passionate for predictive analytics technology and machine learning algorithms. Interested in that magical place where technology impacts humanity. At Springbot we use technology to help small and medium sized businesses grow. Every day we see real people impacted by crazy smart algorithms and mountains of cloud computing power. It's very fulfilling. Recovering endurance sport addict. Husband. Father of three wonderful kiddos. Topics/Questions to Discuss: What makes marketing automation so difficult for small to medium sized eCommerce merchants? What are trends in marketing for eCommerce? What are 3 tips to help merchants preparing for the upcoming holiday season? We hear a lot about social media and time spent on Facebook, Instagram -- how does that play into marketing automation? What are key data and insights that merchants need to be successful in making marketing decisions? Web Site and Social Media Links: www.springbot.com Twitter: @springbot LinkedIn: linkedin.com/springbot Instagram: @springbots Snapchat: @springbot Facebook: facebook.com/sprbot Company or Product Name: Market Wake Name and Title of Person to be Interviewed: Maddie Richardson Guest BIO: Maddie is the CEO and Co-Founder of Marketwake, a metrics driven digital marketing agency here in the city of Atlanta. She comes from and has had a strong voice in the world of strategic graphic and web design working with major brands like West Elm, Patron, JustFab and Intel. Over the course of her career, she has led multiple creative and strategic teams working in digital playgrounds across many platforms, with an overarching philosophy: To make good work. Work that helps businesses tell their story, and moves consumers to action. She lives and plays in SW Atlanta’s Adair Park neighborhood with her talented bartender husband and 1.5 year old son. Topics/Questions to Discuss: What is the most common reason your customers come looking for a solution like Marketwake? There is a lot of buzz around marketing automation - when to do it, how to do it, the best tools to do it - What are the top 5 things every company should know when they’re looking to implement some type of marketing automation? You’ve got an extensive background in design, how does that play into Marketwake’s approach to digital marketing and automation specifically? Circling back to this metrics-driven creative idea... What are the most important metrics or benchmarks you use to gauge marketing success? What’s next in automation? Your Web Site and Social Media Links: http://marketwake.com/ Company or Product Name: IBM Watson Name and Title of Person to be Interviewed: Rachel Orston | Vice President - Client Advocacy, Watson & Solutions Portfolio Guest BIO: Responsible for leading SaaS growth and Customer Success across Watson, Watson Health and IBM's Solutions portfolio (Commerce, Security, Social and IOT) Before that, responsible for creating, marketing and successfully delivering solutions that enable our customers to be wildly confident using the IBM Marketing Cloud. Responsible for the world-wide solutions delivery teams as well as the go-to-market strategy for marketing cloud service...

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EnviroSpark Energy Solutions, Inc. Aaron Luque, President/CEO Daniel Bullock Director of Business Development Worrell Thomas EVSE Sales Consultant and Marketing Rep We are a turn key provider of electric vehicle charging solutions. About Us EnviroSpark specializes in the design and installation of electric vehicle charging station solutions, and is proud to serve residential, small business, retail, corporate, and government clients. Why EnviroSpark? Customized Solutions – EnviroSpark listens to the specific needs of customers before designing or quoting a system in order to determine the best possible EV solution. Quality – EnviroSpark provides the best EV chargers in the market and the highest quality work, guaranteed. Quick and friendly service – EnviroSpark believes that transitioning to an EV should be simple, fun, and memorable. EnviroSpark gets the job done right and on time. Vision – EnviroSpark is proud to play an active role in making the world a better place today and for future generations. Values – EnviroSpark knows the value of honesty and integrity; with EnviroSpark what you see is what you get. EnviroSpark Services Fixed-Price Basic Installation Programs Customized System Designs Installation Financing and Leasing Options Free On-Site Evaluations Certified Equipment and Installation Warranties Maintenance Agreements and Extended Warranties Software Provisioning and Programming On-Site Training Station Optimization Consulting Post-Sale Support Inbound Help Desk Web Site/Social Media: www.EnvirosparkEnergy.com https://twitter.com/EnviroSpark https://www.facebook.com/EnviroSparkEnergy https://www.linkedin.com/company/envirospark-energy-solutions CoFounders Podcast Conversations with Co-Founders & Start-Ups Sponsored in part by... WeWork For more info about WeWork visit: www.wework.com/locations/atlanta/buckhead To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CoFoundersPodcast.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com (Click on the show photo album)  

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Justin Hackney, Vice President of Sales Edevate We provide affordable education programs for organizations wishing to recruit, develop, and retain great talent. MOOCS & SO MUCH MORE Massive Open Online Courses (“MOOCS”) offer a revolutionary low cost methodology for the dissemination of learning and by flipping their institution-centric model and creating unique value-added services Edevate has evolved the diverse universe of MOOCS and other “Open Education Resources” into a powerful user-centric, institution-agnostic credentialing platform. EDUCATIONAL ALCHEMY We are acquiring knowledge from the moment that we are born. Some of that knowledge is imparted through traditional “education” but much is acquired through less formalistic experiences such as workplace learning and unassessed training programs. In the past there was no methodology by which all of our learning could be collated, assessed and effectively harnessed and Edevate is the first comprehensive curator of learning experiences whether MOOCS, traditional courses (online or on campus), employment based training & experience or formal assessments of prior learning. While learning for its own sake is a noble pursuit most students pursue education in order to achieve career or other life goals. By providing a Universal TranscriptTM of a user’s achievements and documenting skills acquired Edevate provides a game-changing advantage in seeking employment or advancement. Edevate users can acquire and document the exact skills that they need to qualify for in-demand career opportunities and an Edevate transcript includes a unique skill-set inventory providing an invaluable tool not only for employment purposes but also for educational credentialing. ASSESSMENT & CREDIT Edevate provides efficient low cost skill assessments used and accepted by tens of thousands of employers worldwide. By combining free MOOCS and OERs with these proprietary assessments users acquire valuable industry-focused, competency-based credentials to advance their career or stay current in fast moving industries. Through a partnership with Excelsior College, users can leverage MOOCS and OERs to study for 30+ college-credit assessments administered at Pearson Testing Centers worldwide all certified for transfer to over 2,000 colleges and universities by the American Council for Education (ACE). And, as a bonus, up to 25% of the credit required for a degree can be earned through documentation of prior learning experiences! By combining these resources with other assessment-based credits such as AP examinations, CLEP and DANTES, students can start or finish a degree program or even earn an entire degree tuition & debt free. Through Edevate, users can convert learning and experience into a degree or other valuable assessed and accredited credential, truly: “Educational Alchemy”! www.edevate.com https://twitter.com/edevate CoFounders Podcast Conversations with Co-Founders & Start-Ups Sponsored in part by... WeWork For more info about WeWork visit: www.wework.com/locations/atlanta/buckhead To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CoFoundersPodcast.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com (Click on the show photo album)

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Vincent Scatliffe, Founder Continuous Good Vincent Scatliffe possesses over 10yrs of design, leadership development, and brand management experience in multinational, civil society, life coaching and educational sectors. He is a highly creative, collaborative, and intuitive leader with a proven background in designing, developing and leading large scale brand strategies that refocuses and uplifts the people, culture, policies, and systems of an organization. Vincent is a disruptive visionary who is effective in global and multicultural settings. He has worked with entrepreneurs, educators, community and business leaders, and grassroots advocates to develop effective communications for their brand in the USA, Caribbean and Europe. He has proven strengths in design development, project management, and social impact. Vincent studied Industrial Design at Rhode Island School of Design, Product/Global/Luxury/Graphic Design at Strate College Designers in France, Product Development at MIT in Massachusetts and Product Management at General Assembly in California. Born into a Caribbean family from Tortola, British Virgin Islands, Vincent currently lives in Los Angeles, California. He is an inspirational leader championing community progress through creativity, innovation and design. He is the founder of Continuous Good (www.continuousgood.com), a business that supports, shares and builds social impact brands. http://vincentscatliffe.com https://twitter.com/vscatliffe https://www.linkedin.com/in/vincentscatliffe CoFounders Podcast Conversations with Co-Founders & Start-Ups Sponsored in part by... WeWork For more info about WeWork visit: www.wework.com/locations/atlanta/buckhead To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CoFoundersPodcast.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com (Click on the show photo album)

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Inaugural Episode with Wework and ATDC Advanced Technology Development Center at Georgia Tech Aja Anderson, City Lead wework Tenacious. Ambitious. Passionate. I get things done. There's never an excuse for missing the mark in my professional universe. If someone says "we can't", I get us to "we can." I never identify a problem without offering 10 solutions, and I love finding the answer that takes us to the next level. An eclectic portfolio in startups, non-profits, government, and education has molded me into a bonafide jill of all trades. I facilitate success for my clients and my company through excellent customer service, obsessive attention to detail, leading by example, and sparkling wit. I want to change the way we work. I spend my day identifying how best to enhance our brand new collaborative workspace in SF's Central Market district; how to invigorate the local business community; and supporting the dreams of over 300 inspiring entrepreneurs. www.Wework.com www.twitter.com/weworkatl Jen Bonnett, Acting General Manager Advanced Technology Development Center at Georgia Tech ATDC is the technology startup incubator for the State of Georgia. Powered by Georgia Tech, we help entrepreneurs learn, launch, scale and succeed in their work in turning their ideas into successful enterprises. We work with entrepreneurs across the state and have operations in Athens, Augusta, Savannah, and Atlanta. Ranked one of the world’s top technology incubators and named a Top 12 Incubator Changing the World by Forbes in 2013.  Nationally, 90% of technology startups fail. More than 90% of the ATDC’s Signature graduates are successful five years after their graduation.  ATDC’s 150 graduates have collectively raised more than $2 billion in capital. In 2014, Signature and Graduate companies merited $50+ million in capital. Web Site: www.ATDC.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/atdc CoFounders Podcast Conversations with Co-Founders & Start-Ups Sponsored in part by... WeWork For more info about WeWork visit: www.wework.com/locations/atlanta/buckhead To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.meetme.so/CoFoundersPodcast To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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Kids Business Radio Episode 10

Feb 27th, 201658:08

Kids Business Radio Episode 10 Dr. Rhonda iNSPIRE Entrepreneurs LLC Guest BIO: Dr. Rhonda Anderson is a Life Transition Strategist and the President/CEO of A Scholars Touch, LLC. She specializes in Life, Education, and Business coaching. Dr. Rhonda serves youth (ages 12-21), adults, and entrepreneurs with obtaining success both personally and professionally. She has coached clients both nationally and internationally in group settings and individually. In addition, she is the co-founder of iNSPIRE Entrepreneurs and is the co-host of a web series called Changing Lives 365. Dr. Rhonda is also a published author and blogger. Topics: -iNSPIRE Entrepreneurs -Our Services -Our Book The Quick & Dirty Guide To Entrepreneurship -A Scholar's Touch -KWright Coaching -Upcoming Events www.inspireentrepreneurs.net Twitter: iNSPIRE4Growth IG: iNSPIREEntrepreneurs FB: IInspireEntrepreneurs Coach Kurinn Wright iNSPIRE Entrepreneurs: Business Coaching Guest BIO: Coach Kurinn Wright is the CEO & founder of KWrightCoaching specializing in Life coaching, helping people make informed decisions about their lifestyle and goals. With a Bachelors of Arts degree in Human Resource Management, and over 13 years of experience in higher education, her expertise is in goal setting, strategic planning, personal development, motivational speaking, and mentoring youth and young adults. As it relates to youth, Coach Wright conducts workshops that promote self-esteem, personal development, teamwork, and growth. These workshops are offered to assist the next generation with both social and soft skills in an effort to enhance their critical thinking, and prepare them for real-world experiences. Coach Wright also provides author coaching and is the co-founder of iNSPIRE Entrepreneurs, a business coaching and consulting company. She currently serves as the Life Empowerment Specialist at The Impact Center of Atlanta, and co-star of Changing Lives 365. Topics/Questions: The Quick And Dirty Guide To Entrepreneurship Operation Start-Up Nation The Importance of goal setting https://www.facebook.com/Iinspire-Entrepreneurs-712868398752961/?fref=ts https://twitter.com/iNSPIRE4growth https://www.instagram.com/inspireentrepreneurs Alexia Minter Miniature Chefs Guest BIO: Alexia Minter is the founder of Miniature Chefs. She has always loved to cook. After taking several cooking classes, Alexia realized that she would really enjoy teaching others to cook as well. With HOPE Business In A Box Academies, Alexia learned how to structure her passion for cooking into a viable business. Miniature Chefs goes beyond frosting cupcakes and spreading pepperoni on pizza dough. The cooking parties incorporate kitchen safety, table etiquette, and even basic pastry decorating. Through her love for cooking, Alexia plans to inspire future chefs for generations to come. Topics/Questions: The challenges of young women in entrepreneurship and the importance of mentorship. Kids Business Radio Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios with Show Host Dirk Ebener. To view previous episodes or submit a guest request visit: www.KidsBusinessRadio.com To view guest photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com   

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Kids Business Radio Episode 9

Jan 23rd, 201658:08

Kids Business Radio Episode 9 Leilani Plendl, Financial Professional Associate Prudential (financial services) Leilani Plendl is a Financial Professional Associate with the Prudential Insurance Company of America. She is licensed in Florida and in Georgia to sell life and health insurance, as well as variable investments. She holds Series 6 and Series 63 investment licenses. Her background is in education. She taught marketing and management classes for 13 years at universities in the Atlanta area. During that time, she volunteered at her childrens schools. Before she began teaching, she spent eight years at IBM in marketing and in finance. Positions with small software companies preceded that time, as did working with the Small Business Administration at a Small Business Development Center in Florida. Education, business, and children are her passions. As a Financial Professional Associate with Prudential, she is able to combine those into a dedication of helping others. https://www.prudential.com/financial-advisors/ga/atlanta/leilani-plendl Remington Youngblood, President and Founder Change 4 Georgia non-profit organization As President and Founder of Change 4 Georgia (C4G), my mission is to inspire and connect students with community service. I serve on the Advisory Board of AboutFace, a veteran support program; and the Junior Board of Children Helping Children. I am Teen Editor of Voices Magazine, and completed a Human Interests internship for The Morning Coffee Radio Show. Ive been an inspirational speaker for four years, and spoken at over 100 venues. As a freshman at Lambert High School, I am a member of Health Occupations Students of America, Compass, and Key Club. As an associate of Future Business Leaders of America, I am the Freshman Vice President. I serve on the Georgia State Student Advisory Council, the Forsyth County Superintendents Student Advisory Board, and the Forsyth County Committee for Food and Nutrition. I have earned a Second Degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and a First Degree in Karate! I enjoy graphic design, multimedia applications, snow skiing, and water sports! I attend Browns Bridge Church and aspire to be a pediatric radiology oncologist. http://change4georgia.org https://twitter.com/change4georgia https://www.facebook.com/Change4Georgia/?ref=hl https://www.instagram.com/lhs_c4g/ Uriah Bullard, President and CEO Future Entrepreneurs Chamber of Commerce Uriah is one of the founders and current President & CEO of the Future Entrepreneurs Chamber of Commerce and recent graduate of the Business Development Initiative. He is also the founder and owner of DigitizeMii, an information technology company, and on the side conducts independent study focused in Computer Science. Through the inspiration of God and his business mentors, Uriah is pursuing his passion of becoming an innovator in software development, as well as, helping empower youth to grasp a vision of pride and ownership. Uriah co-hosts the Georgia Minority Business Awards held every March and makes sure to take time out of his schedule to volunteer with Hands on Atlanta to teach elementary kids business principles. https://www.thefecc.com https://twitter.com/officialfecc https://www.facebook.com/pages/Future-Entrepreneurs-Chamber-of-Commerce/334808626564008 Kids Business Radio Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios with Show Host Dirk Ebener. To view previous episodes or submit a guest request visit: www.KidsBusinessRadio.com

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    David Windecher, The Windecher Firm, Author of  “The American Dream : HisStory in the Making.” David Windecher grew up impoverished in the streets of Miami.  Surrounded by rampant crime and little opportunity, David chose a life of vice and violence out of desperation. David was first arrested at age eleven.  Over the following eight years, David was further seduced by a dark street life racked with violence, drugs and money.  What started as desperate measures to feed his family of six turned into a criminal lifestyle.  Windecher joined a gang, sold dope, built and masterminded a crime ring and was arrested 13 times. David Lee Windecher risked his life and the lives of his family to leave the gang.  He beat the self-imposed negative cycle of street life through sheer will and commitment to be better. He vanquished self-doubt and conquered his deep fears of fitting in at school to pursue an education. In 2005, David graduated summa cum laude from college and proceeded to graduate from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta. On May 25, 2014, David Lee Windecher took the Oath of Attorney in the very same court room he had appeared fifteen years earlier in handcuffs and an orange jumpsuit.  He is now a licensed attorney in both Georgia and Florida. David has chronicled his transformation from defendant to defense attorney in a compelling new book entitled “The AmerIcan Dream – HisStory in the Making.”  David wrote this book to detail the challenges facing kids and teens growing up in poverty and in tough neighborhoods. His book is now serving as required reading in Atlanta metro area court ordered rehabilitation programs. David also mentors non-violent teen offenders in the Atlanta metro area. He is the founder of RED, Inc. (Rehabilitation Enables Dreams), a non-profit organization which sponsors GED programs for young juveniles facing non-violent criminal charges and capable of rehabilitation through an education. RED, Inc.’s mission is to decrease recidivism and increase literacy among America’s youth. David is the recipient of the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction award in both 2013 and 2014. David is also the recipient of the “40 Under 40” Award by both Georgia Trend Magazine and the Atlanta Business Chronicle.David Windecher is a business owner, HLN Legal Analyst and motivational speaker. Windecher speaks passionately about rehabilitation of youthful offenders, the “ban the box” initiative and solving America’s gang problem. Website Twitter LinkedIn Atlanta Legal Experts Radio Show where attorneys come to share their expertise and make connections with the other guests. We also host networking events for attorneys, business owners, CPA’s & financial professionals. Speed network with attorneys, business owners, CPA’s, & Financial Planners based on an intelligent analysis of your company’s Referral Source Analytic s. As a Professional Connector, I practice the law of reciprocity in my everyday life. Attorneys and business owners looking for an affordable Atlanta office and business services to help you build your business, contact: Emily Rowell Peachtree Offices 404-250-3200 emily@peachtreeoffices.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.AtlantaLegalExperts.com To view guest photos from this show, visit: <a href="https://www.

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Kids Business Radio Episode 8

Oct 24th, 201559:09

Kids Business Radio Episode 8 Kids Business Radio Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios in Atlanta with Talk Show Host Dirk Ebener On this episode: Julie Frieswyk - Manager, Youth Programs University of Delaware Horn Program in Entrepreneurship's Diamond Challenge www.diamondchallenge.org https://www.facebook.com/DiamondChalleng?fref=ts Twitter & Instagram: @diamondchalleng & @juliewyn       Shreyas Parab, Founder & CEO of NovelTie & Diamond Challenge Student Ambassador http://www.mynoveltie.com/ https://www.facebook.com/NovelTie-908409072516816/ Twitter: @sparab18     Kids Business Radio Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios with Show Host Dirk Ebener. To view previous episodes or submit a guest request visit: www.KidsBusinessRadio.com To view guest photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com   

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Kids Business Radio Episode 7

Sep 26th, 20151:00:13

Kids Business Radio Episode 7 Kids Business Radio Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios in Atlanta with Talk Show Host Dirk Ebener. This Episodes Guests Include: Stephanie and Daniela Carvajalino Quality Line - Training Company https://www.facebook.com/parentsandcoaches?fref=ts Cesar Restrepo, Founder and director of Emprendedores Latinos USA Phone:  844.353.5872 website: www.EmprendedoreslatinosUSA.com blog: www.EmprendedoresLatinosUSA.org twitter: @EmprendedorUSA Facebook Page: Emprendedores Latinos USA Linked In (group): Emprendedores Latinos USA Youtube y Google+: Emprendedores Latinos TV Joshua Ford Assistant Principal at McEachern High School @MHS_messenger www.mceachernhigh.org Jerry Simmons Student Body Vice President Kids Business Radio Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios with Host Dirk Ebener. To view previous episodes or submit a guest request visit: www.KidsBusinessRadio.com To view guest photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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Kids Business Radio Episode 6

Aug 22nd, 201559:45

Kids Business Radio Episode 6 Kids Business Radio Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios in Atlanta with Talk Show Host Dirk Ebener! Mike Ames, TheBizGarage.com Founder Startup Pirates Atlanta - Entrepreneurial Workshop & Hackathon http://atlanta.startuppirates.org/?locale=en https://www.facebook.com/pages/Startup-Pirates-Atlanta/376304039215771?fref=ts @SPAtlanta www.thebizgarage.com @thebizgarage Nathan Fu Georgia Institute of Technology alumni. Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Currently an embedded engineer at Panasonic Automotive Systems of America. Kelly Lynn Prime Lifestyle Transformation Coach https://www.facebook.com/coachkellylynnprime https://instagram.com/kellylynnprime/ https://www.pinterest.com/kellylynnprime/ https://twitter.com/kellylynnprime Kids Business Radio Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios with Host Dirk Ebener. To view previous episodes or submit a guest request visit: www.KidsBusinessRadio.com To view guest photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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